Starting to query…

Happy Thursday, friends!

I finished the edits up for my recent writing project. I have been working on it for nearly a year now, and it terrifies me that I will finally be bringing it to the eyes of many talented professionals (BUT, I am elated that it has finally come together!).

Fellow readers and writers, if you have any insight for me, please comment below!!! I need all of the love and insight as I finish writing my queries and begin to send them out.

XOXO, N

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Supporting local bookstores

IMG_0914.JPGHowdy everyone!

Today I had the morning off, so I decided to hit up Target (not a surprise) and my local bookstore, Anderson’s Bookshop in LaGrange, IL.

Many people know about Anderson’s because it brings in a lot of cool authors for signings. The location in Naperville is the main store for signings, so I have to haul over there by 7pm on weeknights after practice/work sometimes with Kelly. Despite the ride, I am grateful that I have such a cool store in the area.

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Until Anderson’s came to LaGrange this year (maybe last, I can’t remember), I didn’t have a bookstore that was a locally run. I would always have to go to Barnes and Noble, which can be convenient because they have basically every book. What I never knew was how much family run bookstores struggle because of big companies that basically become a monopoly.

I mean, if you think about it, the only really big bookstore across the US is Barnes and Noble since Borders went out of business.

My message to all readers is that if you can go the extra mile to a local bookstore, DO IT! It is healthy for the neighborhood and they are usually great places to relax and connect with other readers. I mean, I have no idea what I would do without Anderson’s! It is my favorite place to browse and chat about books.

Thanks for listening to my nearly midnight rant!

Loads of love, N

Bookstagram

IMG_1266After more than two months of blogging, K and I realized that we needed to start a bookstagram. We thought about what we wanted our theme to be, and we realized we wanted to do something that isn’t usually done.

We spend a lot of time hiking, running, exploring, and driving in the car to random spots in the neighborhood. Because of this, we want to focus on nature for our posts.

Follow us on twitter and instagram @onebooktwogirls for some rad pics!!!

Until next time, N

 

The Labyrinth

“You spend your whole life stuck in the labyrinth, thinking about how you’ll escape one day, and how awesome it will be, and imagining that future keeps you going, but you never do it. You just use the future to escape the present.” 

-John Green, Looking for Alaska