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    Liv's Bookshelf,  What I Read this Month

    February 2020 Reads

    My February reads were so good!! Have you read any of these? I’d love to hear your thoughts! The Testaments I put The Testaments by Margaret Atwood on hold at my library while I was still reading The Handmaid’s Tale back in December, and this month I finally made it off the waitlist! I was so worried that this book wouldn’t live up to the hype, and thankfully, I had stayed away from all of the spoilers, so I was definitely unsure of what to expect. Honestly, it was so much better than I thought it would be! Atwood nailed it once again with her powerful way with words. Glass…

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    My Playlists

    Valentine’s Day Inspired Spotify Playlist

    My Valentine’s Day Inspired Spotify playlist is a mix of “love songs” from several genres. I wanted to listen to a playlist that had a feel-good, easy to listen to, sappy and sweet vibe for the month of love. Most of my picks for this Valentine’s Day playlist are by country artists, but I did try to mix in a few other genres too. Since this is a short and sweet post, go put your headphones in, put on a face mask, and take some time for yourself as you listen to these songs! Let me know which of these love songs is your favorite! I think mine is “Back…

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    The Scent Keeper Book Review

    Another month, another book club pick!! Reese’s Book Club pick for February, The Scent Keeper, has absolutely consumed me. Honestly, this book will change the way you think about scents in your everyday life. So before I give too much away, let’s just get into this review. Title: The Scent Keeper Author: Erica Bauermeister My Rating: My Review: Emmaline is an extremely fascinating character. From her enchanted upbringing to terrible tragedies, her life is nothing short of extraordinary. Her voice and thoughts are written with such vividness; sometimes, I felt like I could smell what she was smelling, just from the words on the page. I’ve never read a story…

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    The Best Spiritual Growth Resources for Women

    For a long time, I was in a rut spiritually. I was going to church, reading my Bible, and praying, but it all felt robotic and lifeless. Thankfully, I’ve had wonderful friends and spiritual mentors that have guided me towards some wonderful resources that have helped me tremendously. In sharing these resources with you, I pray that you are challenged to take your spiritual growth seriously and utilize at least one of these tools from this post. Online or Audio Bible Some seasons of life are busier than others, and your spiritual growth journey is going to look different throughout your life. Right now, I’m enjoying using an online Bible…

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    My Top 3 Personal Development Podcasts

    I have really gotten into podcasts this year, so I made sure to include my new-found love for podcasts into my #20for2020. I regularly listen to about 4 or 5 podcasts every week, and I truly love every minute! Most of the podcasts I listen to are personal development related, so I thought I’d share my top 3 picks. It’s really important to be constantly improving and pushing yourself to be better, and these wonderful podcasts provide so much insight and practical lessons! Side note👉 I’ve included social links for each of these personal development podcasts, so you can check out more about the hosts and stay up to date…