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#2019ReadingChallenge: Book 5

Book 5: You by Caroline Kepnes

I binged this book after binging the show on Netflix. I can’t wait to read the sequel.


#2019ReadingChallenge: Book 1

This year my goal is to read 31 books and I finished my first one last week!

Book 1: The Delphi Effect by Rysa Walker

I loved this book and could not put it down. On one hand I’m sorry I didn’t start it sooner, on the other hand the whole series is out now which means I don’t have to wait to read the next one, in fact I’ve already started it. Definitely recommend this book and Rysa’s other series, The Chronos Files, probably one of my favorites.


In previous years I have celebrated finishing a book by sharing pictures of the book and all the hashtags plus my reaction on my personal Twitter account. This year I’m continuing that, but I would also like to design an image based on a favorite quote from the book for #TypographyTuesday!

DesignGEEK out!


If you know me you know I love to read. In fact, we’re both pretty big bookworms. We don’t have much in common with what we read however. Jeff usually is teasing me about whatever YA book I’m currently reading and I’m never surprised when he’s reading about football.

Back to my point, I love to read. I always have. And although I used to say I wouldn’t like an ereader or that I didn’t like audiobooks, I’ve come to see that I was wrong.

Late 2016, I got a free audible book and discovered that audiobooks are great! Sure, I don’t care for them if I’m reading along like we did in school (I always read faster than the narrator and having to read slower was frustrating), and if the narrator isn’t good then they can be awful, but listening while you multitask or during a drive is great! (Don’t tell younger Allie I said that, she’d be offended. Music over everything.) I honestly wouldn’t have completed my Goodreads Reading Challenges these past couple of years without them.

And to say I love my Kindle is an understatement. It’s even my preferred way to read these days. I blame (or credit) Jeff for this since he bought me my first one on our first Christmas together. Reading was never the same.

One of the things I like most about reading on my Kindle, besides being more comfortable while reading aka reading while laying down, is that I can easily highlight text. Whether it’s a good quote, a pronunciation, or a reference I want to look up later, it’s so handy. But mostly I highlight quotes and I’ve started to think “What am I doing with all these quotes?” So I’ve started writing them down in a notebook (I know, this seems contrary to what I just said about highlighting being handy and blah, blah, blah, but stick with me) and I’m going to use them as inspo for designs.

Not doing this as a challenge like #FollowYourArrowFriday, but more as another way to be creative.

So here’s my first one…which isn’t a book quote at all, but instead a quote from Thomas Jefferson. 🤷🏻‍♀️ I make the rules okay?

I first saw this quote when Jeff and our friend Chesney visited the Library of Congress in D.C. Chesney and I even bought tote bags with the quote on them because we loved it so much (she’s a big bookworm too).

Anyways, one of my fave quotes and I relate to it on a spiritual level.

DesignGEEK out!