Bookish Naughty or Nice Tag

DID I JUST GET TAGGED!?

What an exciting event! Thanks, Jenna! (Congrats on making the Nice list.) Continue reading

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All I Want for Christmas Book Tag

Christmas stuff showed up at Bartell’s the day after Thanksgiving.

I’m almost done shopping. I have a few relatives left. I’m struggling to manifest gifts I’ve been imagining for months.

What this holiday needs is more focus on me.

What do want for Christmas?

Besides every book on the Best YA Books of 2018 list?

THIS IS MY GROWN-UP CHRISTMAS LIST. Continue reading

A Scorpio Races miracle

This is a very silly thing that I am nonetheless excited about:

Last month, I custom-ordered a book necklace using The Scorpio Races, my favorite book of all time.

Only I requested they use the Polish cover.

Can you blame me, though?

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Perfection.

I couldn’t resist buying my favorite book in my favorite color.

After weeks of waiting, I finally found a slim envelope shipped from the UK in my mailbox.

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Do you see this!? It looks just like the real thing!

The shop owner even made a custom spine and superimposed the English description on the back cover!

I’ve been having a hard time with the changing of the seasons. I’ve been busy and exhausted and ill. Even on good days, I’m emotionally exhausted.

And I’m really over being alone and frustrated with the men I meet, if you couldn’t tell from my dating app post.

I feel better facing the day with one of my favorite stories on my person.

It’s a silly thing.

Its impact is tremendous.

 

 

You can find fromnewleaf’s shop on etsy. They’ve closed their custom necklace orders (I imagine because of the coming holiday) but they have other great items available.

Keep them in mind after the holidays die down!

The Literary Dinner Party Tag

Someone explain to me white culture’s obsession with dinner parties.

Books on adulting treat them as both a rite of passage and the only viable method of adult socializing.

“You CAN throw a dinner party,” the books chide, “it’s not that HARD.”

The message I get: people who have their lives in order throw dinner parties.

Nope. I’m not spending hundreds of dollars on food and booze when I don’t even own a table.

Instead, I’ll throw dinner parties in my dreams.

Hence today’s tag. Continue reading