Book Nook: December 2019

December 2019 Book Nook | Book reviews | Goodreads reading challenge 2019

The closer I got to the end of the year (and, therefore, my reading target), the less I wanted to read. I noticed the same thing last year – I started to feel like I had to read just to hit an arbitrary goal, and so my stubborn streak kicked in. It was a stretch but, ultimately, my Type-A tendencies won out. 😉 So yes, I hit 100 books for the year. Here are the last few. More -> More ->

Book Nook: November 2019

November 2019 Book Nook | Book reviews | Goodreads reading challenge 2019

I’ll admit I read a few shorter books this month to bring me closer to my goal for the year. (In my defence, December is a crazy time of year in terms of workload so the more pressure I could take off myself in advance, the better.) But I also started plenty that I didn’t even bother finishing (something I’m learning to do more and more). And in all of that, there was only one shining star. More -> More ->

Book Nook: October 2019

October 2019 Book Nook | Book reviews | Goodreads reading challenge 2019

I got into a bit of self-help slump last month and decided to stick with fiction for a while, so that’s mostly what you’ll see below. Also, as I mentioned in last month’s book nook, I’ve just managed to pull myself out of burnout so, for October, reading took a bit of a backseat while I got back into a good work groove. More -> More ->

Happy Anniversary, HowToGYST!

5-Year Blogiversary of

Tomorrow, October 22nd 2019, marks 5 years since I bit the bullet and registered the HowToGYST domain. 5 years since this crazy adventure kicked off. So if I may, I’d like to get a little soppy for a few seconds, take a quick look back at the top highlights, and end with some advice if you’ve got a dream you’d like to see realised too. More -> More ->