These are my experiences inspired by books…
Are you a book junkie like me and you want another excuse to connect to more good reads? Or maybe, you don’t consider yourself much of a reader, and you’re overwhelmed by the process of choosing something that will speak to you. Either way, my goal is the same — to review books I’ve hand-picked for you and share how these stories have inspired my own real-life adventures. These are what I call Plot Driven Life experiences.
Some of my favorite adventures have lead me to try a new sport, write my own obituary, and post inspiring messages in a school bathroom. Most amazingly, one of these adventures connected me with a whole new set of family members to love!
My hope is that you’ll take my recommendations and pick a book (or two) you love so much you choose to share it with friends, and maybe, just maybe, you’ll even feel called to plan your own Plot Driven Life experience.
I have never been particularly interested in birds because I prefer the type of animals that you can cuddle and walk, but this week's book had me plan a #PlotDrivenLife experience to learn more about birds native to the St. Louis area. It just so happens that the...
As you can probably imagine, I've been a whole lot more sentimental about family since we reconnected with my dad's maternal family in 2018. I've mentioned many times that we experienced a miracle, and it's made me treasure the family I've always known even more. I...
If I had to choose one genre to read for the rest of my life, I'd choose mystery. I love true crime tv, podcasts like Serial, and I'll forever have a special place in my heart for all of Mary Higgins Clark's formulaic murder mysteries. My husband jokes that he sleeps...
A Plot Driven Life Explained
Read the Book
As a high school librarian, I read mostly YA titles, and I prefer to listen to books through services like Audible, Overdrive and Hoopla. I’ll only share books with you that I think are worth your time. Contact me if you have any must-read suggestions!
Pick the Plot
I start every book thinking it might spark an idea for a real-life adventure. I reflect on the characters’ experiences or the author’s advice, and if I feel inspired, I plan an activity directly influenced by the book. These activities are typically first-time experiences for me and push me out of my comfort zone.
Live the Lit
I follow in the footsteps of the characters I’ve read about, documenting the adventure along the way. Whether I’m sampling new foods or sighting eagles, I let the experience deepen my understanding of the book that inspired it. Each blog post packages my book review, adventure and reflection for your own entertainment and inspiration!