Real Life

No Longer a Methodist

Yesterday, the United Methodist church voted to uphold its ban on same-sex marriage and LGBTQ+ clergy. Because of this, my home church will likely leave the denomination. I don't know what entails. The anger and disappointment are coming on slowly. I didn't think this would actually happen. When my pastor proposed the four different plans… Continue reading No Longer a Methodist

Books, Music

Musical Shuffle Book Tag: Round 1

I found this tag on Avery's blog and loved it so much, I did it twice. Basically, you put your music on shuffle (I used my Favorite Songs playlist on Spotify) and attribute each song to a book, character, ship, or something else book-related. I used to make bookish playlists like these in college, so… Continue reading Musical Shuffle Book Tag: Round 1

Real Life

Amateur Vegan

Picture me checking ingredient labels in Safeway while wearing a wool sweater and leather boots. Picture me squeezing honey into my mug in lieu of vegan creamer. Picture me wolfing down a Caprese sandwich because the catered work lunch didn't offer vegan options. Hi. I'm an amateur vegan. * I'd like to say I do… Continue reading Amateur Vegan


Top 5 Wednesday: Love Interests I Would Have Broken Up With

YES. I've been looking forward to this Top 5 Wednesday topic all month. I came up with a list of  awful love interests while at work and found it made me ANGRY. Sure, people are complex, but there are LIMITS to bad behavior. Okay. Without further ado... (By some strange coincidence, the bulk of this… Continue reading Top 5 Wednesday: Love Interests I Would Have Broken Up With


Valentine’s Day Book Recommendations

HAPPY VALENTINE'S DAY. We're all searching for different things. I tried my best to categorize some of my favorite books (and some upcoming reads) for Valentine's Day. I hope you find what you're looking for.   If you love fluff... What does a Princess in Love do when her dream boy prefers a girl who can clone… Continue reading Valentine’s Day Book Recommendations


Top Ten Tuesday: Favorite Book Couples

In honor of Valentine's Day, today's Artsy Reader Girl-sponsored Top Ten Tuesday covers SHIPPING. My last post about Top 10 Favorite Ships didn't include many book couples. You'll see some overlap in this post, but not much. For this post, I limited myself to traditional books - no manga or graphic novels this time. These are my… Continue reading Top Ten Tuesday: Favorite Book Couples

Books, Movies

’80s Movie Book Tag

Unpopular opinion: I hate '80s movies! Yes, I'm sure. Yes, even your favorite film. Yes, especially The Return of the Jedi. Kristin at Kristin Kraves Books did this tag  (complete with graphics) a couple days ago. I've been perfecting my answers ever since.    A book that kept you up all night I stayed up till midnight… Continue reading ’80s Movie Book Tag

Books, Real Life

The Liebster Award

Aw yeah. Look at this beautiful award. I was tagged by the always-wonderful Jenna at Bookmark Your Thoughts. She updated her graphics recently - go admire the new layout!   I copy-and-pasted the award basics from Jenna's site: "'Liebster' is a German word meaning beloved, dearest, sweetheart, or darling. For bloggers, the Liebster Award is… Continue reading The Liebster Award


Chinese New Year Book Tag

The Lunar New Year started last Tuesday. In Fruits Basket terms, 2019 is the Year of the Boar, AKA the Year of Kagura. Yikes. Kay at Hammock of Books made this awesome Chinese New Year book tag that I HAD to participate in. Happy NEW New Year!   My Zodiac Animal Despite my fear of… Continue reading Chinese New Year Book Tag


Top 5 Nostalgic Ships

Today's Top 5 Wednesday theme is Nostalgic Ships! I am ALL OVER THAT. I used to ship these couples hard. Like...HARD. I had Rini/Gohan, TK/Kari, and Zuko/Katara on this list initially, but my final 5 only includes book couples. #1. Jonathan/Alanna from The Tortall Universe I was in a bad place in fourth grade. I… Continue reading Top 5 Nostalgic Ships