Serious Slacker Status.

I’m so sorry I’ve been MIA for the past month and a half! It’s been a hectic few weeks. BUT please stay with me! There are some great stories on the way and I will get back into my rhythm very soon!!

T-3 days until Argentina! I recently booked a spontaneous trip abroad and it’s already here! I wil be traveling to Buenos Aires, Mendoza, and El Calafate and posting plenty of photos along the way! If you simply cannot wait to see what happens on this eight day adventure until I get back, you can follow me on Instagram or Snapchat @ash_phelps



Let’s Do This!

After a few months of chaos, the day has finally arrived for Novel Treks to officially kick off! In the last three months, I have completed a bucket list while saying farewell to the lovely city of Chicago (and judging by the weather, I made it out just in time) and made the long drive west to colorful Colorado!

I am looking forward to sharing my adventures – in both the real and literary worlds – with you all. To give you a sense of what to expect, I want to explain my current vision and plan for Novel Treks. Every Tuesday you will see a post for PositiviTuesday. This is an idea I cam up with a few months ago which I began sharing with my closest friends. The concept, as you may have guessed, is simple: giving or receiving positive messages through the day – no mater how amazing or terrible the day may seem. The length of these posts will vary – a quote or original writing may be your reading for the day. Sundays will be Short Story Sundays. I will select one or two short stories and provide my review(s). These will be shorter posts with the intention of encouraging you to explore a new author or genre. Other than these weekly posts, you will see a smattering of book reviews, monthly photography roundups, and personal posts of my latest escapades.

In addition to the ‘regular’ posts mentioned above, I will be planning challenges, read-a-thons, and giveaways to get you all involved :). These posts and events will require a bit of preparation, but start looking out for them in mid- to late spring!

I hope you enjoy these chronicles and find some interesting reads along the way! If you would like reading recommendations or have any review requests or general feedback, please feel free to leave a comment here, email or follow me on social media (links below).