The Future of Novel Novice

Well hello there, strangers. Long time, no see ... You've probably noticed that it's been pretty quiet around here for a few months now. I have no big news to reveal as to the reason for that. I simply ... burned out. If you're a regular here, you know I've been feeling this for a... Continue Reading →

Maternity Leave

My boy-girl twins are due in May, and basically that means they could come any day now -- PLUS hubs & I are in deep last-minute baby prep mode ... so, blogging maternity leave starts NOW! Of course, that doesn't actually mean a lack of content for you. I've got several features and guest posts... Continue Reading →

10 Years of Novel Novice

Today marks TEN YEARS since the launch of Novel Novice. It's hard to believe that I've been blogging for over a decade now (since I started previously with our OG sister site, Novel Novice Twilight a couple years prior to launching this site). Blogging has taken up nearly a third of my life. (Agh, how... Continue Reading →

Two New Additions to Novel Novice

Reader, after two years of fertility treatments, several rounds of medicated cycles, three rounds of IUI (intrauterine insemination), two miscarriages, one egg retrieval, and two rounds of frozen embryo transfers via IVF (in vitro fertilization) … I am cautiously excited to share that I am pregnant. My husband & I are expecting boy-girl twins in... Continue Reading →

Reading Journal: Tips & Ideas

For the first time last year, I kept a reading journal throughout the year to tracking what I read, reading challenges, books I purchased, and upcoming releases I wanted. I loved having a place to track my reading habits, and after figuring out what worked and what didn't, I made a few changes and started... Continue Reading →

On 9 Years of Book Blogging

Today marks Novel Novice's 9th birthday in the blogosphere, and it's hard to believe I've been doing this for nearly a decade. Well, let's be real. I've been doing this for MORE than a decade, since the original Twilight site that got me started here dates back a couple more years. Still. NINE YEARS OF... Continue Reading →

2019 Bookish Resolutions

I've never been big on making New Year's resolutions in the traditional sense; it always seems like a recipe for failure. Instead, I've tried to focus on more mindful changes about how I want to live my life, and while there's no guaranteed measure of success, I like using the changing of the year as... Continue Reading →

Celebrating 8 Years of Novel Novice

Today marks 8 years since Novel Novice first went live - though I've been blogging for more like 10 years, since I started on our now-retired sister site, Novel Novice Twilight sometime in 2008! It's hard to believe that I've spent so many years of my life working on this little book blog, and yet... Continue Reading →

Mystery Blogger Award

I was recently tagged by Books for the Living to participate in the Mystery Blogger Awards, and I couldn't resist such a fun opportunity. Here's how it works: Once you're tagged, add the award image to your blog List these rules Thank whoever nominated you & link to their blog Also mention & link to... Continue Reading →

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