April 25, Happy Independent Bookstore Day & Puzzling!

Garden Puzzle | Erica Robbin

Today, April 25, is Independent Bookstore Day.

I love to support independent bookstores and I hope dearly that they never go away.

There’s something so therapeutic about browsing around a bookstore and looking at physical copies of books, stacked up so neatly, the way they’re organized, new releases here, best sellers there, complete series, by author, by genre, all of them like a magnet to me.

There’s such a draw to seeing a fabulous cover that catches my eye and picking it up to read the back, adding it to the others tucked under my elbow.

I also enjoy listening to audiobooks and in these current circumstances, I’m loving them more than ever, especially as I put together my latest puzzle. It’s great to be able to still support my local bookstore with Libro.fm in which you can download audiobooks and a percentage of that sale goes toward the bookstore of choice. Today that percentage is %100 which is awesome and you can also get two FREE audiobooks.

The audiobook in the featured image of this post is Banker to the Poor: Micro-Lending and the Battle Against World Poverty by Muhammad Yunus which was an audiobook I recently finished and highly recommend.

I also finished Journey to the Center of the Earth (Extraordinary Voyages #3) by Jules Verne, which was this month’s pick for the book club Life’s Library. I invite you to join us! Proceeds go to supporting Partner’s in Health.

I just downloaded the two free audiobooks along with The Island of the Sea Women by Lisa See  and The Southern Book Club’s Guide to Slaying Vampires by Grady Hendrix to listen to as I continue on in my puzzling adventures.

Here is the cute garden-themed puzzle I’m putting together. What are you puzzling methods?

I start with the corners and edges.


Then I organize them by colors and patterns.


And that feeling of getting a bonus piece when finding some already put together, amazing.


What books are you currently reading/listening to and what are your puzzle methods, I’d love to know!

<span class="uppercase">Hello, I'm Erica </span>
Hello, I’m Erica

Recipe developer, book reviewer, and artist. Expect delicious recipes both traditional and new, book reviews of all sorts of genres, a variety of creative expression, life musings, and much more!



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