August was another slow month for me. I only finished one book. I did work through my stack of six month old magazines though! I did read something, just not books. So what was the one book I read?

The Ultimate Doodle Collection by Cindy Guentert-Baldo

☕☕☕☕☕/ 5

Have you ever wanted to make cute doodles? Or maybe you used to do all kinds of art when you were younger but have fallen out of habit and want to get back into it. You could use google and find online resources. But why not pick up a book you can use over and over without having to dig through online bookmarks to find what you are looking for. 

If that sounds appealing to you, pick up The Ultimate Doodle Collection. Cindy does it again and makes an easy to follow book with simple directions and lots of ideas! This books is geared toward planners and bullet journalers but there’s enough variety in there you could practice all kinds of things like food and sports. 

There is also space to practice in the book so you don’t even need a separate notebook! Although, I practiced in a different notebook because I can’t deface a book! Even one that is meant to be drawn in. 🤣🤣

That’s not to say I only read one book… I only finished one!

I also decided to DNF (did not finish) two books. One was Bitter Blood. The case it’s based on is interesting but the book went on far too long. I tried. I had been reading it for months when I had little moments (it was my phone book*) and I wasn’t even halfway through. It is like 600 pages! I just couldn’t get into it.

The other was Organizing Solutions for People with ADHD. It was all stuff I already know. And most of it that I try to do. Just wasn’t the book for me. Plus I didn’t like the format. There would be like a header section and then just repeat the same thing right below it. It wasn’t adding much to the book to have these header sections.

*My phone book is one I read on my kindle app when I am out and about and do not have my regular book with me. For example, I will read in line at the grocery store or during downtime at baseball or hockey games.

How was your August? How many books did you read? What was your favorite?

This month I will not do a tiktok because with only one book it doesn’t make much sense but be sure to follow me there for when I get back to reading books regularly!

Categories: Books


Jenna Volden has a degree in business and has spent the last 10 plus years working for others. She believes it is time to start her own photography and writing business. She enjoys running, coffee and helping others achieve their goals. Gluten-free foods are a lifestyle, not a choice, for her due to celiac disease. She is currently based in Phoenix, Arizona.