Fun Stuff

I've been mulling over the idea of having a page here where I post things like reading challenges, lists, statistics (sounds boring, but I think it'll be fun to look back at the year and see everything I've read), giveaways, etc....

So here it is!

This page is currently under construction and I'm hoping to roll out my first installment within the next couple of weeks.

Keep a lookout for the first post!

Happy reading!

Updated August 7, 2018

Well it's about darn time that I get around to putting something on this page!
Even though August of 2018 is already underway, I thought it would be fun to post a reading challenge.  I spend a lot of time on Pinterest pinning books to read and I've come across a few pretty good reading challenges.  This one happens to come from Melissa Hawkins over at (the link to her page can be found HERE because I'm a firm believer in giving credit where credit is due -- Melissa came up with this fantastic list, I'm just following along!).

She's also got some pretty interesting Pinterest boards for reading fanatics out there and I suggest you check her out (if I am not overestimating my computer abilities, you should be able to click on the list above and it (in theory) should take you to her Pinterest page with all of her (very aesthetically pleasing) boards).

I would love to hear what books you read as a part of this challenge (recommendations are my favorite way to find new authors and books!).  Please share your journey!  I can already knock a few off of this list.

Here is what I've managed to complete off of this list thus far this year (and I've included links to each of the reviews as well!):
  1. A book published in 2018:  Camp Austen
  2. A book published the year you were born (1990):  Shadows and Lace
  3. A classic book or a book published over 100 years ago:  Pride & Prejudice
  4. A book you've started before and never finished:
  5. A book you should have read in school, but didn't:
  6. A book you've already read -- time for a re-read!:  Night Embrace
  7. A book you've put off reading:
  8. A banned book:
  9. A book by an author you've never read:  Princesses Behaving Badly
  10. A popular author's first book:
  11. A book turned movie you've seen but haven't read:  Winter's Tale
  12. A funny book:  My Lady's Choosing
  13. A book that will make you smarter:  The Secret Life of Oscar Wilde
  14. An award-winning book:
  15. A book chosen for you by a friend:
  16. A book set during Christmas:  Sometimes I Lie


Melissa Hawkins said...

Thank you so much for the shout-out! I’m new to the world of blogging and found that my favorite thing was to share my love of reading and the book world with everyone. We’re a special breed in the best possible way!

AlwaysEloquent said...

No problem! I love exploring blogs and other readers' recommendations. I absolutely agree that we book lovers are a special breed; we need to share our passions with the world and inspire others! I'm a firm believer that no one "hates" reading, they just haven't been introduced to the right book yet. If I can inspire just one reader, or introduce one person to a book they never would have chosen for themselves and get them excited about it, then I consider it a job well done!