I have cancer.

Hello to my followers here at Read What I Like.  If you missed my Top Ten Tuesday post you might not know of my recent diagnosis. I have started a separate blog to journal my journey through cancer treatment and hysterectomy.  You are welcome to follow my journey or not, it is up to you.  This way I can keep Read What I Like a designated book blog and the cancer-related posts over there.

Thanks, Amy


I have cancer.  I can say that now without crying, most of the time…  I have used that word, cancer, so much in the past three days that I’ve managed to become desensitized to it a bit.…

Source: I have cancer.


Monday Morning Check-In: 366 Happiness Experiment



Good Monday Morning everyone!  I have a little bit of news to share with you all, but first I just thought I would let you know I’m on a bit of a Facebook sabbatical.  Some drama last week made me realize I need to step away from the site and reevaluate my time spent there.  So if anyone needs to reach they can do so at my blog email.  Alright on to the news!

In early October I reviewed the Instant Happy Journal for the Blogging for Books program.  I was planning on starting the journal this January in an attempt to become a happier more optimistic person. I got to thinking and decided to work it into an online experiment and a whole new blog!  I present to you The 366 Happiness Experiment!  Essentially it is an online journal where I take the writing prompts and use them for blog posts.  Not exactly a novel idea I know, but I thought it might be interesting.  It is not going to be a terribly exciting site, just daily journal entries and possibly a monthly progress report to see if the journal is helping my attitude.  I have disabled comments for the site,  this is an attempt for me to work through some of my issues and quite frankly I am not interested in feedback, especially negative.  If you find it entertaining, inspiring, thoughtful or whatever then that’s great.  The site is up now, but blog posts will not be starting until January 1, 2016.

Happy reading.

Not another book blog!

Yes, another book blog.  Nobody is forcing you to read it, but I hope you do.   I’ve been reviewing books on Goodreads for a couple years now and have often toyed with the idea of having my very own book blog.  Nothing fancy, just someplace else to share my review and views on the different books I read, and here it is.  It has been a very long winter and I decided today would be the day.  Check out my about me page to learn more about me, no need to repeat myself here, and I have a page of rules I will try to follow for my posts.  I have read 33 book so far this year and am not going to go back and create posts for them all, but I might share some of my favorites with you all.  I look forward to getting to know you and please feel free to comment and share your opinions as well; about the books I’ve read or  titles that you think  I and others might enjoy too.   Feel free to ask me for reading suggestions, although I must warn you I can get a little over zealous with my suggestion list, you have been warned…  So welcome to my humble little blog,  I’m still working out the kinks, so don’t be surprised if the page changes from time to time.