Books

The Percy Jackson/Heroes of Olympus Character Book Tag

I missed the Percy Jackson train. I read maybe half of the first book when it came out and spent years trying to find a DVD copy of the Logan Lerman film adaptation. Other than that, I have no knowledge of the series. BUT WAIT. All of you seem really excited about the new PJO… Continue reading The Percy Jackson/Heroes of Olympus Character Book Tag

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TOP TEN TUESDAY: Last 10 Books I Abandoned

This is my first Top Ten Tuesday in several months! I'm going for a broad interpretation of "abandoned" today. The following are books I DNFed, set aside, gave away, or purged from my collection. Reign of the Fallen by Sarah Glenn Marsh I have been pretty good this year about not DNFing books. I've also… Continue reading TOP TEN TUESDAY: Last 10 Books I Abandoned

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Books and Bakes Book Tag

WELCOME BACK TO THE OPTIMISM BLOG. I HAVE RETURNED TO WORK. Also, I was able to pick up salted malted cookie dough ice cream from Salt & Straw and it is THE BEST. I now have the energy to talk about baked goods and books. I found this tag (created by Life is a Page… Continue reading Books and Bakes Book Tag

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Subscription Box Post: Books That Matter – April 2020

My Books That Matter April box came ON TIME and I NEGLECTED TO WRITE ABOUT IT UNTIL NOW. Because I live in the States and Books That Matter is U.K.-based, I sometimes have the content of the monthly boxes spoiled for me by other happy customers. Oh well. Even though I knew some of what… Continue reading Subscription Box Post: Books That Matter – April 2020

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Subscription Box Post: Fairy Loot – March 2020

I FINALLY RECEIVED MY VERY FIRST SINGLE-PURCHASE FAIRY LOOT BOX AND I COULDN'T BE MORE THRILLED. Fairy Loot, allegedly the "#1 Fantasy Book Subscription Box," is a UK-based company that offers monthly themed boxes containing recent YA fantasy releases and bookish goodies. I've been wanting to buy a Fairy Loot box forever but never felt… Continue reading Subscription Box Post: Fairy Loot – March 2020

Books, Real Life

April Wrap-Up + Extended “Chaotic Good” Rant (I hated it)

Another month of quarantine down! Certain states have decided to reopen! Armed protesters are storming the Michigan capital! I hate it here! Despite all the drama, I was able to read 13 books this month! Hooray! Other than that, there's not much to report. My friend Carrie mailed me some yarn. I cooked portobello mushroom… Continue reading April Wrap-Up + Extended “Chaotic Good” Rant (I hated it)