Summer Reading Preview: Literary Reads

Welcome to the Get Cozy Book Nook Summer Reading Preview! Throughout the week, you'll find a look at some of the books coming out this summer that I'm interested in reading. **I have not read these books, unless otherwise indicated.** These are simply upcoming books that I'm drawn to and think you might like. Publication… Continue reading Summer Reading Preview: Literary Reads

Summer Reading Preview: Beach Reads

Welcome to the Get Cozy Book Nook Summer Reading Preview! Over the next five days, you'll find a look at some of the books coming out this summer that I'm interested in reading. **I have not read these books, unless otherwise indicated.** These are simply upcoming books that I'm drawn to and think you might… Continue reading Summer Reading Preview: Beach Reads

Summer Reading Preview – Mysteries and Thrillers

Welcome to the Get Cozy Book Nook Summer Reading Preview! Over the next five days, you'll find a look at some of the books coming out this summer that I'm interested in reading. **I have not read these books, unless otherwise indicated.** These are simply upcoming books that I'm drawn to and think you might… Continue reading Summer Reading Preview – Mysteries and Thrillers

Recent Reads – The COVID-19 Edition

This month's reads ran the gamut, from Christian fiction to heartfelt, agonizing poetry. April was the height of the stay-at-home order in Colorado, so it made finding reading time much easier. Still, I found myself distracted from my reading, drifting some amidst the tension of the time. Eventually, I got back into a groove and… Continue reading Recent Reads – The COVID-19 Edition

Get Cozy Book Nook: New Name, New Focus

Writer Without a Space has a new name and a new focus! Welcome to the Get Cozy Book Nook. Because so many of my posts focused on books, book reviews, reading, and the reading life, I thought the name of the blog should reflect that content. But it's more than just a name change. Get… Continue reading Get Cozy Book Nook: New Name, New Focus

Five Tips To Make Your Writing Journal More Organized and Effective

A writing journal can be a key element to helping new, or even established, writers improve their craft. I am just setting up a new journal that I'm hoping will continue to help me organize my thoughts and ideas in a way that's accessible. With these tips, you can create a journal that will make… Continue reading Five Tips To Make Your Writing Journal More Organized and Effective

Anchored By Death Review and Giveaway

About the Book Book: Anchored by Death  Author: Catherine Finger  Genre: Christian Mystery/Thriller  Release Date: June, 2017  Police Chief Jo Oliver needed a little time to herself. But when her escape to Wisconsin turns deadly, she teams up with FBI agent Nick Vitarello, hoping to catch the Bow Tie Killer. Their romantic past and complicated present leads them into… Continue reading Anchored By Death Review and Giveaway

What I’ve Been Reading Lately

With all the "extra" time we all have while we're sheltering in place, I have had a difficult time focusing on reading. I've heard the same thing from some other bloggers and people in my life. I'm not sure if I'm distracted because of all the COVID-19 news (I'm a news writer by night, so… Continue reading What I’ve Been Reading Lately

Weekend Reading 3.27.2020

With most of us living and working in isolation, now could be a great time to catch up on your reading and writing. There are lots of online writing groups and book groups to join (the book group I lead just moved online for now). I'm trying to "shop my shelves" and am somewhat overwhelmed… Continue reading Weekend Reading 3.27.2020

Recent Reads: You’re Staying In, So You Might As Well Read.

Since we're all staying home more because of COVID-19, it's a good time to catch up on your TBR list. There are a lot of great new books coming out, but don't forget those backlist picks. It's also a great time to buy e-books or download them from the library (try Overdrive or Libby). Audiobooks… Continue reading Recent Reads: You’re Staying In, So You Might As Well Read.

You’re Staying In, You Might As Well Write: Fighting Distractions When Your Routine Is Upended By Coronavirus (or whatever)

COVID-19 has a lot of people scared. We're being advised by the CDC, the President, and other elected officials to work from home, practice social distancing, and avoid any unnecessary trips out of the house (as if there were anywhere to go!). These changes can upend your routine, big time. Even if you already work… Continue reading You’re Staying In, You Might As Well Write: Fighting Distractions When Your Routine Is Upended By Coronavirus (or whatever)

Weekend Reading 3.13.20

It's been a busy week here. My kids have been home with one of their friends on Spring Break, and my daughter cheered at the MVC men's basketball tournament (last of the season; all others were cancelled!) while my husband, son, and his friend attended the games (So close to being champions, Valpo!). I've been… Continue reading Weekend Reading 3.13.20

Recent Reads on Writer Without a Space

I've covered a lot of ground recently, reading and listening to about six books a month. Here are some of my recent favorites: I listened to this as an audiobook and found that to be a great way to take in the story. While not narrated by the author, I think the audiobook provides good… Continue reading Recent Reads on Writer Without a Space

Are Your Reading and Writing Goals Holding You Back?

Are you setting new reading and writing goals for the new year? As January pushes forward, it can seem like the pressure is on to achieve new things. After all, there are only 357 (leap year, yeah!) days left in the year and there is so much to accomplish. Planning goals for the next 12… Continue reading Are Your Reading and Writing Goals Holding You Back?

The Five Best Books I Have Read This Decade

I'm trying a different approach to the "best of the decade" book list. My list is only going to focus on books that I've enjoyed reading in the last ten years, featuring my favorites in several different genres. My Goodreads list actually goes pretty far back, so I'm reasonably sure I've got an accurate count.… Continue reading The Five Best Books I Have Read This Decade

Blog Tour: The Seductive Slayers of Success

About the Book Book: The Seductive Slayers of Success Author: Rosalinda Rivera Genre: RELIGION / Christian Living/Women’s Interests Release Date: November 19, 2019 “I am not a neat nut. Let me start with that confession. Don’t let the title of this chapter, Clean the Clutter, fool you into thinking I have all my ducks in… Continue reading Blog Tour: The Seductive Slayers of Success

Great Gear To Inspire Your Reading and Writing Life

(From left) 1. Inspire Journal 2.Composition Notebook Cover 3. Earbuds 4. Mug 5. Writer's Digest 6. I'd Rather Be Reading Some of my favorite things that inspire my reading and writing:Inspire Journal -- I've used this cute blank book as everything from a bullet journal to a place to brain dump all my ideas. Love… Continue reading Great Gear To Inspire Your Reading and Writing Life