The Days are Long, but the Years are Short

by Jessica Anderson on September 1, 2014

in Memes & Miscellany, Review Copy

The Days are Long but the Years are Short

I received a free 11×14 print from Easy Canvas Prints. All content and opinions are my own.

I don’t often remember quotes from books I’ve read. But this quote, from Gretchen Rubin’s The Happiness Project has bounced around in my head ever since I finished the book. “The days are long, but the years are short.” There is such truth there.

I have kind of started a collection of items with this quote on it, like this printable from Pink Ronnie. And then I fell in love with this awesome print from HalfPintPrints. I purchased the digital download, and immediately uploaded it to Easy Canvas Prints to have it printed. The ordering process was extremely easy and straightforward. It took three weeks from the date I ordered to the date I had the canvas in hand, but they were upfront about the turnaround time on the website. When the canvas arrived, I could not have been more pleased. The canvas is thick and good quality and is reinforced by a wood frame inside. My favorite detail is the orange border I chose for the sides. I love the whole thing.

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This canvas will last through the long days and the short years, for sure.

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Utah Book Month 2014

Is it really the end of August already? That means that we have reached the end of the third annual Utah Book Month! We had a great time featuring Utah authors and bloggers all month long.

Our annual Utah Books party was last night. Check out my post about the bash over on the Utah Books blog.

I also put together both chronological and categorical lists, collecting all of the Utah Book Month 2014 posts for posterity.

And, finally, here is a list of the Utah Book Month posts that appeared here at The Bluestocking Society:
Welcome to Utah Book Month
Utah Books Deals
Utah Book Month Mini-Challenge: Insta-Utah
Top Ten Tuesday: Utah Books
Vintage Utah Book Month Spotlight: Utah Book Awards
Review: My Loving Vigil Keeping, by Carla Kelly
Utah Book Month: Book Blogger Spotlight, Book Club Edition
Utah Book Month: #UtahBooks Dedications
Utah Book Month Spotlight: Author Katharine Coles
Utah Book Month Versus: Edenbrooke vs. Blackmoore
Utah Book Month Spotlight: Beehive Book Awards

That’s a lot of celebrating! I’m already looking forward to next year.

But wait, there’s one more item of business! My Insta-Utah mini-challenge. We had quite a few people post pictures on Instagram with the hashtag #UtahBooks. Here are my top three favorites:

The pile of books at the release party for James Dashner’s The Rule of Thoughts taken by Suey of It’s All About Books.

Look at that pile of books! #utahbooks  @jamesdashner

This picture of Kami of Kami’s Library Thoughts, with her dog and a copy of Signed, Skye Harper by Carol Lynch Williams.

I don't like it when someone reads over my shoulder (or head), but I'll make an exception this time. Carol Lynch Williams is pretty good! #UtahBooks

This picture of Jenni of Jenni Elyse reading Paranoia on her Kindle during her lunch break.

Lunch break. #utahbooks

And the winner, randomly chosen from these three, is . . . Jenni Elyse! Congratulations, Jenni. I’ll be in touch about claiming your prize.

Thanks to everyone who played along with Utah Book Month!

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Utah Book Month Spotlight: Beehive Book Awards

August 28, 2014
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In which I feature Utah’s own Beehive Book Awards.

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Utah Book Month Versus: Edenbrooke vs. Blackmoore

August 24, 2014
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In which Utah author Julianne Donaldson’s two works, Edenbrooke and Blackmoore, go head to head.

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Utah Book Month Spotlight: Author Katharine Coles

August 20, 2014
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In which I spotlight Utah author and poet, Katharine Coles.

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Utah Book Month: #UtahBooks Dedications

August 17, 2014
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In which I present some of my favorite dedications in Utah Books.

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Utah Book Month: Book Blogger Spotlight, Book Club Edition

August 14, 2014
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In which I spotlight the book blogging members of one of my IRL book club’s for Utah Book Month.

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My Loving Vigil Keeping, by Carla Kelly

August 13, 2014
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In which I review this lovely historical romance by an (erstwhile) Utah author.

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Vintage Utah Book Month Spotlight: Utah Book Awards

August 10, 2014
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In which I repost a vintage post about the Utah Book Award.

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Top Ten Tuesday: Utah Books

August 5, 2014
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In which I roundup ten books I’d recommend to someone who has not read anything by a Utah author.

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