A letter to my younger, 22-year-old self

Life Lessons: A letter to my younger, 22-year-old self

HAPPY BIRTHDAY to all of my April-born readers! Earlier this week I turned 27, which prompted a lot of introspection as to where I am at in life. Most notably, I’ve come to realize certain life lessons that I wish I could have learned a little earlier. Therefore, as part of this reflection, I decided to write a letter to my younger, 22-year-old self. If you are at a similar transitional point in your life, I hope that some of these might resonate with you. Dear 22-Year-Old Me,  I know how you’re feeling right now. Everything in your life is …Keep Reading

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Libraries v. Publishing Houses: The future of e-book lending

For this Throwback Thursday (TBT) I wanted to share with you something I wrote in grad school in 2016. I know, I know. Why on earth would anyone want to read a boring grad school paper? Well, it’s about libraries and books, so it’s kind of relevant to what this blog is all about, i.e. “Coffee.Books.TV.Wanderlust.” I got great feedback on the paper, and my professor even turned it into an article that she shared on her own blog about cyberethics. To entice you further, here’s a short excerpt: I got great feedback on the paper, and my professor even turned it into …Keep Reading

Eight fun things my friends should know about me

Eight fun things my friends should know about me

Welcome to the new site for my blog – danikate.com! I’m so excited to bring you along on this journey with me. Blogging is something I have been wanting to do for years, but I’ve never been able to find my niche. I’d like to take danikate.com and write about things I’m truly passionate about – books, television, coffee, introversion, and life as I’ve experienced it. I read a quote by Natalie Goldberg recently that I hope to use as motivation for this blog once I get my feet wet, so to speak: Write what disturbs you, what you fear, …Keep Reading

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Hi. My name is Danielle, and I am a Reader.

I am a Reader. It’s not just about loving the look of books on a shelf or casually reading in a comfy chair on a rainy day. Being a capital “R” reader is actually part of who I am as a person and deeply affects the way I process things and live my life. I know I’m not the only one. In fact, there’s a whole community of us on the Reader spectrum who rely on books as a way of life and fulfillment. There are so many moments over the past 20 plus years that I can look back on …Keep Reading

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How an INFJ feels about reading

This is perhaps the most accurate thing I’ve ever read about my love of books and reading… INFJs are often very passionate about reading. They enjoy all types of reading materials, whether that be an imaginative fantasy story, a serious non-fiction book, or even researching in depth information online. They enjoy the feeling of being engrossed in a good book and love the time alone to take it all in. Books are a big part of the INFJs life, and a big part of who they are. They also love researching new subjects online and absorbing as much knowledge as …Keep Reading