The Library Lady Blog

Hi there, I'm the Library Lady, or Andi to most people. This blog tries to focus on aspects of self-care, complete with books, hot baths, and being outdoors or exploring around.

How much do you love to travel? For me, travel has always been a normal part of life. It wasn’t abnormal for my family to pack up on a Friday morning, skip school or take the day off from work, and go have some fun and come back late on Sunday evening. I loved it, it was so fun to go have some new experiences, especially at a young age. And living in Texas, there was a ton of places you could go for a fun weekend trip. You know, thinking about it, I might make a list of fun places in Texas and fun places to visit in Idaho…

 

Anyways! Back to the point. A couple of weeks ago, we went to Twin Falls, Idaho. Now for all of you people who don’t live in Idaho, let me break it down for you. A huge part of southern Idaho is sagebrush climate and tiny towns. No joke. To most, it might not be the most pleasant thing to travel through. I find it oddly beautiful, in its own weird way. Twin Falls is located about two hours southeast of Boise. I wanted a chance to show off some of our fun adventures with all of you. And yes, we socially distanced and wore our masks in public. 😉

 

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You yourself, as much as anybody in the entire universe, deserve your love and affection.

Buddah

 

If you haven’t heard of the term “self-care”… you might be living under a rock. It has skyrocketed in popularity, especially with the younger crowds. If you talk to anyone, they could have a different idea of what self-care could mean to them: coffee dates and brunch, or soaking in a bathtub with a good book. Maybe even taking a trip, or trying something totally new, like a rock-climbing class or goat yoga. (Yep, that is a real thing. Look it up!)

 

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Whatever you decide to do, self-care is a pretty important thing, especially for the year 2020. We need a little bit of self-loving for ourselves to get out of the rut, and I would love to recommend to all of you my favorite forms of self-care. So grab your notes, pull up Amazon, or snag yourself a goat, and let’s jump into this list!

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Book Title: The Shadows Between Us
Author: Tricia Levenseller
Main Theme: Young Adult, Fantasy, Romance

 

Thesis: Alessandra has always lived in the shadows, while her perfect sister was adored by her father. Tired of being outshined, Alessandra formed a quick and easy plot. Present herself to the king. Seduce him into marriage. Kill him. Take the thrown. Easy enough, as long as her feelings for him do not get in the way.

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They don’t call me the Library Lady for nothing. If you want a book, I got you. I can recommend books for any genre, from Young Adult to cheesy Romance to chapter books for your tweens. But today we are going to talk about some non-fiction, one of my favorite genres.

 

Going to a previous post, I talked about five basic ways to deal with anxiety, which y’all seemed to love, thank you for that! Since so many of you enjoyed that post, I wanted to showcase some books I picked up that I believe that many would enjoy. Think of them as little “mini-reviews” if you will. So enough of my chatter, let’s jump in and look over these books! 🤓

 

And by the way, all of these books were found at my local library. The library is one of the best places to go for free resources! Want to branch out from this list? A reference librarian is your best friend! They can point you in the right direction.

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*** Possible Spoilers Ahead! ***
Book Title: Sea Witch Rising
Author: Sarah Henning
Main Theme: Young Adult, Fantasy, Paranormal

Thesis: Runa is desperate to save her sister, who’s ill-fated attempt to making the King fall in love with her would most likely turn sour. Evie craves her freedom from the duties of the Sea Witch, but most play her cards just right to escape from her watery prison. Both girls will have to make sacrifices, but are they willing to make them for their own desires?

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