Category: Just For Fun

2018 Goodreads Reading Challenge and More

2018 Goodreads Reading Challenge and More

I didn’t make it last year. I tried and failed to complete the 2017 Goodreads Reading Challenge goal that I set for myself. Not by much, but I did not hit 125 books last year. This year, I intend to read 125 books and my […]

Happy New Year – Welcome to 2018

Happy New Year – Welcome to 2018

Happy New Year – Welcome to 2018 Ready for a year of writing prompts, books, and more as we move in a slightly different directions?

Merry Christmas From BooksByViolet

Merry Christmas From BooksByViolet

Merry Christmas! From my house to yours, may your day be filled with love, laughter, and a lot of books. We will be on hiatus until after the first of the year but mostly, I’ll have my nose in a book and a beer in […]

Great Last Minute Holiday Gifts for Writers

Great Last Minute Holiday Gifts for Writers

It doesn’t matter what you celebrate – writers are not going to turn away any of these gifts this holiday season. Most writers are, well, poor so we just appreciate the sentiment when somebody gives us a gift. Trust me. It’s true. Great Last Minute […]

Some Favorite Discoveries From 2017

Some Favorite Discoveries From 2017

The year is almost over so I thought I’d take a minute to share some of my favorite discoveries of the year. Some might not excite you but others may be nifty newbies for you as well! Violet’s Favorite Discoveries of 2017 In no particular […]

2017 Reading Challenge and the Importance of Reading

2017 Reading Challenge and the Importance of Reading

This year, I may have been overly ambitious with my reading challenge goals given my schedule. However, I think I can still hit the 125 book goal if I just put my nose to the book. It is no secret that I enjoy reading and […]

A Tribute to Tom Petty

A Tribute to Tom Petty

I have so many memories tied to Tom Petty tunes that I find it difficult to wade through them to identify the most profound. I’m not sure that it is possible to separate one from the next as they are all tied to my love […]

Time for National Read a Book Day!

Time for National Read a Book Day!

By now, it’s no secret that I love to read. There’s nothing quite like the feeling of curling up with a good book to escape for a bit. Since it’s National Read a Book Day, I’m taking a hiatus and I think you should too! […]

Grab a Book and Read for National Book Lover’s Day

Grab a Book and Read for National Book Lover’s Day

Grab your favorite read and curl up to read in celebration of National Book Lover’s Day! Obviously, I review books regularly on this blog but I do so because I love them. Books transport you to other places, other worlds even. There is nothing like […]

Happy Father’s Day!

Happy Father’s Day!

I’m lucky. My parents are alive and quite healthy. They’re involved in my life and my kids’ lives. I talk to my Mom almost every day. But, it’s Father’s Day and I want to take the time to thank my Dad for being the best […]

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