Here’s a look at some interesting things we read/ saw / thought / did this week.


ONE. How to Prune Your Book Collection, According to Professional Book People … might make some of your hearts ache – but it’s a necessity man!

TWO. Have you heard of Delicious Library to organize the books (and other stuff) you own? I heard about it through this post on Reorganizing my bookshelves … although sadly it’s available for MAC users only.

THREE. I don’t know if I’m officially going to join the Boho Berry Personal Development Book Club – but I’m going to at least try to read along. It starts May 1st, 2018 with Lunar Abundance by Ezze Spencer, PhD.

FOUR. Loved reading this Adventures in Book Clubbing – I’m still trying to find the right fit for me too.

FIVE. It’s April – how are you doing on your reading challenges? Have you been updating your reading challenge tracker?

Reading Tracker Challenge Spreadsheet

Blog & Social

SIX. Did you know about #ShefieSunday on Bookstagram … didya even know about #bookstagram?! Actually #shelfiesunday is being tagged with more than just bookcases – and it’s fun to look through the feed.

SEVEN. Here are 5 Ways to Come Up With Ideas for Blog Posts – which are all ways we use too here at GXO. Other blog posts in particular provide a lot of inspiration, and that’s why I read blogs with different interests.

EIGHT. How to Republish Old Blog Posts – and Why You’ll Want to is a must read if you’re a blogger!


NINE. This post on How to structure life around your laziness is more about how to use your laziness to be more productive – such a good read!

TEN. Loving these Fresh Manicure Ideas for Spring – simple and  cute.

ELEVEN. Really digging this AM/PM Routine – Eva Yazhari.

TWELVE. I feel like a lot of people can relate to My Not So Instagrammable Life although personally, I’m ruthless about cutting something out of my life if it starts to inspire negative feelings like jealousy and envy. I also like to follow “real people” and add a smattering of nicely curated feeds for inspiration.

Currently Reading

Tanya … After having a serious case of Audiobook Listening Hangover From Children of Blood and Bone, I decided to started The Immortalists, Chloe Benjamin. I’m more than half-way through and am really liking it a lot more than I thought I would. Have you read it yet?

Linking up to IMWYR -> The Master List of Book Blogging Memes.

What’s the first thing you do in the mornings? What are you currently reading?

(Header Image Photo by Martin Widenka on Unsplash)


// Comments //

  1. I’ve never found a book club I truly enjoyed either, so need to check out that link. I’m also going to be looking about a couple of your blog links as I can always use some advice and/or tips for improving things. Love this post.

  2. Kim@Time2Read

    Apr 16

    I work on weeding out books, but I bought 2 new bookshelves earlier this year, and I’m going to buy two more next week. I love books!
    I used to use Delicious Library in the early days, before it went ‘commercial’, but then I discovered Goodreads and LibraryThing. At this point I think Delicious Library would be more duplication of effort than I need.

  3. Darlene

    Apr 16

    I have realized that I own more books, probably than I’ll ever read! I’m really trying to focus on reading my own books and then giving them away to free up space.

    Children of Blood and Bone sounds interesting! Have a great week.

  4. Kathy Martin

    Apr 16

    Looks like you found a lot of thought-provoking posts last week. I usually wait until I need the space before I do any bookshelf weeding. Right now, after my relatively recent move, I still have plenty of space to keep everything I anticipate ever reading again. Come see my week here. Happy reading!

  5. I love the pics in this post and all the useful info you provide! I just cleaned up my bookshelf this weekend and donating tons of books to make space for new ones. I need a better organizing system for my digital library though.