How do you find time to read so much?

This is the question I get asked the most. In short, I make the time because reading is my oxygen, my hobby, my HSP escape, my introvert coping strategy of choice. My specific tips and strategies are here.

How do you find good book deals?

Either I get lucky or somebody tells me. Sometimes I stumble on them, sometimes authors and publishers email me, sometimes readers let me know. I share the good ones on facebook and twitter.

How do you get your books, and how do you buy books without blowing your budget?

Because I hate clutter and I live near a library, I borrow most of my books. Here’s how I decide what to buy and what to borrow.

Why is this blog called Modern Mrs Darcy?

It’s a riff on Pride and Prejudice, and Elizabeth Bennet’s married name. But I am not Mrs. Darcy, nor do I play her on tv.

Do you still like your Jawbone Up?

Yes! Here’s the post from when I first got it, and here’s the latest update.

What is Twitterature?

The name comes from twitter + literature. It’s a monthly post (typically on the 15th) where I share short reviews of what I’ve been reading lately. Readers who have blogs are invited to write their own reading round-up and link it up. Check out the latest twitterature post here.

What’s that chocolate cake you’re always talking about? 

It’s amazing, and it’s right here.

Will you review my book on your blog?

Regular readers know I always have a stack of books by my bedside table, and another one waiting at my library. Too many books, too little time. I love to read, but it’s a bit overwhelming!

If you have a book you’d like me to review, feel free to send me a copy. I’m more likely to read physical books than ebooks (just because I can see them and don’t forget about them). Email me at modern mrs darcy (at) gmail (dot) com for the address. If I like it and think it would be a good fit for my readers, it will make its way into a post–though I don’t normally post full book reviews.

I’m thinking of starting a blog. Can you give me some tips?

Go for it! My favorite blogging tips are from sports talk radio.

What’s your personality type?

Ah, you’re singing my song. I’m an INFP, and an enneagram type 9.

What curricula do you use for your homeschool?

You can read about that right here.

I heard you had a newsletter?

Yes! More on that here.


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  2. Rhonda Hayes says:

    Hi! I was wondering what type of cataloging you use so you don’t buy multiples of books you already have. I use the BookBuddy app for iphone where the barcode is scanned, but was wondering if you had other suggestions you liked. Love the blog and thanks!

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