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How to Make a Lauren: A Personality Recipe

A couple days ago, I chose protagonist Emi to represent my entire personality.

I’d identified closely with Harry Potter in the past, but those days were over…

…right?

Continue reading “How to Make a Lauren: A Personality Recipe”

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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 “All I Want for Christmas Book Tag”

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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 “The Literary Dinner Party Tag”