Book Review: Northanger Abbey by Jane Austen

Northanger Abbey by Jane Austen Read and Reviewed by Kristen Harvey “There is nothing I would not do for those who are really my friends. I have no notion of loving people by halves, it is not my nature.” The classics. A world that many admire yet surprisingly few seem to read. I'll admit that the... Continue Reading →


Now: Looking Back at 2016

  When I started out 2016, I had a vision of what the word Now would hold for me. I was thinking more along the lines of time management and enjoying the events of the year as they unfolded, taking everything in stride and drinking in the predetermined moments. As always, my word unfolded in a... Continue Reading →

Bring It On

Did I hear a challenge? Let me dust off the good old tbr pile.   Challenge accepted.   #kristenandkelseysfortybookchallenge January 1 2017 - December 31 2017

One Mistake

It's so easy to destroy what takes so long to build. A relationship, a friendship, sobriety, a dynasty.  Whatever it is, it takes effort and time and commitment to build something worth while. And it is so easily destroyed. But remember all the work you've done on your journey. All the sober days, all the... Continue Reading →


  I have stared at this screen many times with a massive amount of writer's block. I don't know what to write. I don't normally have this issue, but lately, I don't know what to say.  I am frozen in fear as I try to move forward into this strange new life. So I set... Continue Reading →

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