Books, Real Life

August Wrap-Up: Cooler weather at last!

Dare I say I had a good August? It started raining toward the end of the month. I'm wearing sweats and long sleeves again. I might even break out the beanies. I got to be really social last month: a friend I hadn't seen in a while threw a pool party, my writing buddies and… Continue reading August Wrap-Up: Cooler weather at last!

Books, Computer games, Entertainment, Movies, Theater

TOP TEN TUESDAY: Fictional Crushes

NOT ME POSTING A TOP TEN TUESDAY ON TIME FOR ONCE. Best of all, today's topic is FICTIONAL CRUSHES. My name is Lauren and I have a Type. Hades from Greek mythology I still secretly want to be goth; crushing on the god of the Underworld seems like a decent way to achieve that. The… Continue reading TOP TEN TUESDAY: Fictional Crushes

Books, Real Life

July Wrap-Up: Historical fiction remains my nemesis

Hello! Last month I reread 8 books, an indication that I was under a lot of stress. I remember being busy and social. I saw my family and a few friends I haven't seen since before the pandemic. One of my friends moved to L.A., another announced an upcoming move, and yet another returned from… Continue reading July Wrap-Up: Historical fiction remains my nemesis

Computer games, Dating simulators

Monster Prom: My Favorite Monstrous Dates

I have a new habit: instead of doing homework, I play Monster Prom for hours on Steam. My grades are suffering for it, but I'm having a great time! Monster Prom is a crowdfunded PC game where you, a student at Spooky High, have to ask one of six (eight with the DLC) monsters to… Continue reading Monster Prom: My Favorite Monstrous Dates

Music

Ranking Taylor Swift Eras by Aesthetic

It took me a dozen "Which Taylor Swift Era Fits You" quizzes for me to realize how invested I am in the many fashions of Taylor Swift. Regarding the albums, I like evermore the most and Speak Now the least. My feelings differ concerning the eras' fashions. Let's talk clothes. THE WORST: Taylor Swift Taylor's… Continue reading Ranking Taylor Swift Eras by Aesthetic

Books

What Cats Do Book Tag

I needed a new book tag to honor the latest crop of books I've finished. While I don't own a cat, I still wanted to talk about What Cats Do (according to Kate @ MeltingPotsandOtherCalamities.) Zezee @ Zezee with Books packed her answers with great fantasy recs and talked about her unexpected kitty roommates. Go… Continue reading What Cats Do Book Tag

Books

TOP TEN TUESDAY: Books I Would Read in One Sitting (if I had the time)

Yes. I know it's Wednesday. Yesterday was Tuesday. I'm still doing the Tuesday book meme. I regularly forget about the great Top Ten Tuesday topics at That Artsy Reader Girl. The site is a treasure trove of topics for book bloggers to discuss. I keep meaning to read books in one sitting but haven't quite… Continue reading TOP TEN TUESDAY: Books I Would Read in One Sitting (if I had the time)

Books, Computer games, Dating simulators

Stardew Valley Singles Book Tag (ORIGINAL)

By now, I've made my feelings about the Stardew Valley singles perfectly clear. I'd like to belabor the point with an original book tag. Take a look at my prompts! The rules are simple: Answer each promptTell me your favorite Stardew Valley characterTag some friendsLink back to the creator's blog when you publish your post… Continue reading Stardew Valley Singles Book Tag (ORIGINAL)

Real Life

Alternate Taglines for my Blog

I recently changed my blog's tagline to "Books, Taylor Swift, and other hyperfixations." I thought this accurately summed up what I'm all about. That said, I did have other ideas. These are the taglines that didn't make the cut. A bi book blog A haven for doorstopper-avoiding fantasy readers Bio writer for hire Ce n'est… Continue reading Alternate Taglines for my Blog

Books, Real Life

June Wrap-Up

Pride Month is over. In truth, it didn't really feel like Pride Month. It felt more like Wrath Month. Ah, well. I saw an old friend, met up with my writing group for the first time in over a year, and visited my brother. Oh, and I joined a book club and completed a mini… Continue reading June Wrap-Up