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.
Here. We. Go.
book so many meaningful stories and facts at once. I wanted to absorb them all right away.
As much as I’ve complained about Forever Princess in the past, it was one of the only Princess Diaries books I brought with me to Seattle and one of the first books I reread while settling in.
The happy ending and tight friendships brighten my day.
I pitched We Were Magic to my mom as The Craft meets I Know What You Did Last Summer.
It was…not that.
The accidental murder takes a backseat to the girls’ friendships.
Oddly, even though I’m a plot person, I really appreciated this choice.
Even though I have complex feelings about The Raven King and feel uneasy about where The Dreamer Trilogy is headed (I DON’T WANT TO TALK ABOUT IT), I still make time every year to reread The Raven Cycle.
I love these characters (except for Henry) too much to let them go.
Women of the Galaxy needed a firmer structure.
It tried to be a book of trivia, essays, and art and ended up a very pretty mess.
I don’t see why this couldn’t have been more of an encyclopedia with gorgeous artwork.
It reads a lot like a book I had called Women of the Bible.
My dad made gingerbread with honey instead of molasses once, so I can’t think about gingerbread without thinking about that unfortunate flavor profile.
If forced to eat it, I prefer soft gingerbread.
In terms of books with mushy middles, I didn’t love I Wish You All the Best.
This book had me in the beginning and lost me around the 1/3 mark.
The big emotional release I expected never came.
I’m glad other people love this book. It didn’t work for me.
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Immediately after seeing ads for The Wedding Party, Barnes and Noble started displaying Royal Holiday.
HOW DOES JASMINE GUILLORY DO IT?
can’t seem of
WE COULD EVEN HAVE A BAKE OFF!
Oh man, now I’m excited.
IT’S MONDAY, I’M ALREADY OFF WORK, AND I DIDN’T HAVE TO CALL THE UNEMPLOYMENT OFFICE TODAY!
I told you: this is genuine optimism, which is rare in Laurens.
Things in Washington state seem to be looking up; Governor Inslee released a phased reopening plan at the beginning of the month.
Here’s hoping things continue to improve.