Happy New Year!

Happy New Year Everyone!

I like to use the New Year and my birthday as the times to reflect and refocus. It also helps that they are about 6 months apart from each other.

I am proud of myself for starting this website. I have grown my audience on the website, instagram and twitter from zero to about one hundred. I’ve been able to keep up a semi-regular posting schedule on all of the platforms. This has been a great project for me.

Which brings me to 2019 and my goals for the Literary Lady with Libations site. My goal is to post at least three posts on a month on here, grow my followers on Twitter and get my Instagram feed on a more regular posting schedule.

In terms of my personal, I am ready to crush some books this year. I really want to focus on reading more diverse books. I have a tendency to read a lot of fiction. I want to read more non fiction. I want to read more authors from different backgrounds than mine. I want to read more short stories. More poetry! And the only way to accomplish that is by making a conscious choice to pick books that are a little bit outside of what I would normally pick up.

And lastly, I want to get out more and explore the different offerings my community has. I have to up the libations game! There are so many new places popping up. I have to get out there and frequent them.

What are your goals for 2019? Reading or otherwise. Travel goals? Let me know in the comments! Let me know if there is anything different you would like to see on here too! I’d love to have suggestions of what you want to see here other than book and restaurants posts.

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August Book Dump

What a month. I finally paid back my library fines to Albany Pubic Library so I’ve been a power user this month. Three of the four books were library books. All three were 14 day reads. I am VERY proud of myself for returning them early and not incurring any more fines.

The Favorite Sister by Jessica Knoll

I Know This Much Is True by Wally Lamb

Dopesick by Beth Macy

Vox by Christina Dalcher

Fast Takes:
I Know This Much Is True was a BEAST. 897 pages. I started it on vacation in Germany but it is a HEAVY read so I flipped between that and some lighter reads.

Jessica Knoll is the MASTER. If you love the Real Housewives, then you need to read this book.

Dopesick is powerful and timely. It is something that everyone needs to read.

Vox had a tag on it labeling it “Science Fiction” but it is a story that creeps you out because it’s something that isn’t too far from actually happening.

Reviews to follow in the next couple of weeks.

 

BIG NEWS

Happy Sunday Literary Lady with Libations Fans!

I am finally in the process of updating the website and really getting it going.

  • I have registered the site name (!!!)
  • I’ve received my microphone to begin the PODCAST portion.
  • I’ve lined up the first couple of interviews for the show.

 

It’s really happening!!! On this site you will be getting book reviews, book lists, information about upcoming literary events and information about the people who will be appearing on my podcast.

I’d love to have some feedback on the website about what content YOU would like to see to go along with the podcasts. So drop me a line in the contact form if you think something is missing.

Happy Reading and Drinking!