20/20 Reading Update for 2021

10 Middle Grade Books I Want to Read in 2021

At the start of the year, I decided to use a scaling goal to track my year of reading. My original goal of 10 books bumped up to 20, and thanks to #BookADayMay and a surprisingly productive summer reading session, I’ve blown through that goal and then some with a total of 50 books!

I’m bumping up my Goodreads goal to 60, and highlighting some more books on my To-Read pile for 2021!

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Word of the Week

Word of the Week September 12-18: Better

Word of the Week is designed to bring you a little luck and a lot of fun in the days to come. This week’s word is…

Word of the Week September 12-18: Better

Better

Perfectionism is your enemy this week! Learn to recognize small improvements and celebrate the areas you’re improving in, rather than beating yourself up for not having it down to a science. Practice makes better. Not perfect.

Tip of the Week: Stay consistent this week! Sticking to routine will be rewarded.


Share about something you’re still learning or practicing this week in the comments or on social media using the hashtag #WOTW2021!

To Be – Unflappable

Be Unflappable
Be Unflappable

BE UNFLAPPABLE

💙 think before you act
💙 try to be objective
💙 breathe
💙 ask for help
💙 don’t worry about what-ifs

How do YOU stay unflappable? Share your ideas in the comments!

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Merch of the Month: September 2021

Mockup of a tote bag featuring the "I Judge Books by the Cover" design from BumbleBess.com
merch of the month selection for September 2021

I Judge Books

I guess I’ve always been meant for the graphic design life, because packaging has always interested me. I’ve collected tags, ogled advertisements, and always chosen my next read based on the jacket. If you’re an aesthetic-first reader, this design is for us both!

Word of the Week

Word of the Week September 5-11: Talk

Word of the Week is designed to bring you a little luck and a lot of fun in the days to come. This week’s word is…

Word of the Week September 5-11: Talk

Talk

Challenge yourself this week to really think about what you say. Treat every word like it matters. How will you choose to express yourself? Can you improve those communication skills? Which opinions or thoughts are most important to be shared?

Tip of the Week: Stay helpful this week! Consider how your actions effect others.


Share some of your favorite words this week in the comments or on social media using the hashtag #WOTW2021!

Word of the Week

Word of the Week August 29 - September 4: Gentle

Word of the Week is designed to bring you a little luck and a lot of fun in the days to come. This week’s word is…

Word of the Week August 29 - September 4: Gentle

Gentle

Choose kindness this week, even if it’s difficult. Don’t allow others to sway you from staying sweet, and keep your thoughts patient and pleasant even if you’re frustrated with yourself. It takes strength to be soft.

Tip of the Week: Stay steady this week! Know your limit and set some boundaries.


Share your tips for setting healthy boundaries this week in the comments or on social media using the hashtag #WOTW2021!