Head over to my instagram page – I’m giving away all THREE of these books! I’m celebrating the fact that I’ve been doing my blog and instagram account for two months and have been so excited to connect with each and every one of you! Enter there for a chance to win. Be sure to follow me @livereadandprosper to qualify!


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Today I am celebrating because I have hit over 500 followers on my instagram account! SO EXCITED! Head over to @livereadandprosper on instagram to enter the giveaway! Ends Sunday, June 24, 2018. Not affliated with wordpress, instagram, the author, or publisher. Open to US only (sorry interantional followers, I will have one soon enough for you guys!)

Newbie Book Tag


Hello my lovelies!

You’ve seen lots of my reviews, but I figured it was time to have some fun and introduce myself more. Lots of awesome book bloggers have been using the newbie tag with these questions so I figured it would be fun to do the same!

1. Why did you start blogging?

I read A LOT and I am a fast reader. I am always in need of new books and I realized that since I follow lots of bookstagram accounts and book bloggers, why not jump into the world and do the same. I am a teacher so I love to help people, and I figured I could help people find their next book by starting a blog.

2. What are some fun and unique things you can bring to book blogging?

I am into young adult AND adult fiction. Most readers are into one or the other. I can give an honest review and look at both of these type of novels that will interest people of all ages.

3. What are you most excited about this new blog?

If I’m being honest, I’m excited about reading ARCS and connecting with other people to hear what they think of some of my favorite books. I want to feel like I’m not the only one who may not like a certain book. That has always worried me!

4. Why do you love reading?

I am a spoonie, a chronic illness warrior. I have multiple chronic illnesses that have led me to some dramatic life experiences. During my toughest emotional and physically demanding moments, I needed an escape, and reading was that escape for me. I continue to read for fun just to take a break from my busy life and relax in a world of mystery, romance, and marvel.

5. What books or series got you into reading?

I have to thank my 9th grade English teacher for getting me into reading. I read “A Seperate Peace” and LOVED it. It was the first time I actually loved a book and wanted to read. I then went to the bookstore with my best friend and got a bunch of young adult novels to peak my interest. I found that romance novels like “Forever” by Judy Blume were the best for me and I read those for many years before delving into the adult fiction world in college. I still have a true love for young adult fiction though!

6. What questions would you ask your favorite authors?

Why don’t you write another book on this story? Make it a series! (this is my most common thought!)

7. What challeneges do you think starting a blog would be the hardest to overcome?

Writing negative feedback on books makes me nervous. I feel terrible about writing them, but I want to be truthful about what I write. I also find it hard to spread my blog across the global internet. I want people to know it’s here for their use, but it’s hard to share when there are so many awesome blogs already out there!

8. When did you start reading?

As I said above, I really started to read in 9th grade and haven’t stopped since then.

9. Where do you read?

I read everywhere, even in the car!

10. What kinds of books do you read?

I read young adult, contemporary, mystery, suspense, thriller, and science fiction novels. I also read non-fiction christian books on occasion.


Anything else you want to know? Comment and let’s have some fun! Happy reading!