My Favourite Reads Books Blogs Love

I love to read. This isn’t news to anyone. I used to love reading books and still do. However, I find myself reading more and more content online. It can be anything from blogs, online newsletters, online news websites, parent focused websites, so on and so on. If you were to log into my laptop or see my browser on my cell phone, I will probably have about 20 tabs or windows open up in each at any point in time.

I also use an app to bookmark my favourite blogs to read. I try to make it into the app at least once a week to read and/or comment on as many blogs as I can. Now that I am participating in #NaBloPoMo, I have even more places to visit and read.

It can be a wee bit overwhelming. There are so many great things out there to read and not enough time!

At a conference I attended it was suggested that we read more than we write. And I am living this truth every day.

Today, I want to share with you some of the great things I have been reading online. I hope you enjoy them just as much as I do. I might try to do this feature each week. Like a good friend of mine says, “sharing is caring.”

UnPickled – Bump In The Night

I found this writer through the #NaBloPoMo link up at Blogher. Her tale is hilarious. Everyone should give it a read.

Tempered With Kindness – MYO Pizza: Low Carb & Gluten Free

My friend Peady shares a recipe for a make your own pizza she made for herself during her family’s weekly Friday Family Fun Night. Can you believe it? It has no crust! I don’t know if I could go without crust but I may give this recipe a try soon!

Mom Dad and Cuppa Kids – The Social Life: Living in Social Media

Ever wonder what we people who love and live our lives in social media are all about, read Jenn’s piece! She also wrote another post this week about the anger flooding through Facebook and other social media sites. Definitely recommend reading these two posts.

TJZMommy – I’m Sorry Your Brother Died

Heather’s writing on the loss of her son really tugs at my heartstrings. I wish I could help her and her family somehow, someway. She has a great way with words and is very wise. She is guiding her three boys (yes, I am including Zackie because he will always be with them even if he is not physically here) as best she can through this crazy world. And in light of everything that has taking place in the news regarding a certain Canadian radio host, she shared a piece she wrote about earlier this year on how she handled a situation with her oldest when he asked her what the world RAPE means.

Hello, Fancy Pants! – Big Fluffy’s Ironman Adventure

I have been reading this bloggers blog for some time now. I am not a runner, triathloner (is that even a word) or even an athlete but this writer proves that you can be if you really work at it. Now she can say she is an Ironman! In this post she reflects on her Ironman experience and how she took Big Fluffy along. It seems like no matter what we accomplish, there is still something that will always try to bring us down.

 Mrs. AOK: A Work In Progress – On Writing: My Voice and Pictures

I am so glad to have found this new to be blogger through #NaBloPoMo. In this post she writes about her love of writing when she was a child and teen. I look forward to reading her future posts.

Have you found any great reads lately? If you have, please share below in the comments! I look forward to reading. I better go as Little Man has been begging for lunch since 10:30am and it is now noon. Have a great Sunday!

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NaBloPoMo November 2014

Brandy Reid is a stay at home mom to two very active and hockey obsessed boys. As a former YA librarian, Brandy loves to read and is obsessed with reading everyday whether it be books or blogs. Brandy proudly admits that she is a wee bit addicted to social media, especially Twitter. She also believes that everything in life you can related to the iconic TV Show Friends. No day is complete without chocolate.


  1. UnPickled
    November 9, 2014 at 12:06 PM

    Thanks for the nod! It is lovely to connect with you.

    • Brandy
      November 10, 2014 at 10:52 AM

      Thank you for popping by! I feel so honoured!

  2. peady
    November 9, 2014 at 2:34 PM

    Well aren’t you the sweetest!? Yes. Yes you are!

    Thank you very much for including me and my weird Pizza-Alike recipe. :D

    Hey! Whatever works. Right?

    Now, I must go and read your other recommendations!

    • Brandy
      November 10, 2014 at 10:53 AM

      Of course I would include you! I love reading your posts!

      • peady
        November 10, 2014 at 12:23 PM

        Thank you. :)

        You made my day!

  3. Mrs_ AOK (@Mrs_AOK)
    November 9, 2014 at 8:53 PM

    Wow, thank you! I appreciate the share :)
    I have been reading and writing a lot lately, there are SO many great links out there, especially via NaBloPoMo.
    I have opened tabs ready to read some of your suggested posts, thank you.
    Wishing you a beautiful week!
    Write On,

    • Brandy
      November 10, 2014 at 10:54 AM

      I have been so overwhelmed trying to keep up with it all! Writing and reading. It is so fun though.

      Take care and thank you for stopping by!

  4. 4theloveofmommy
    November 10, 2014 at 9:56 AM

    Totally great picks, I have read all of them but one, so I will make sure to visit that one today. Thanks for sharing ;)

    • Brandy
      November 10, 2014 at 10:55 AM

      Thank you chickee! It was fun to put together but tough to narrow it down. :)

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