Books, Computer games, Entertainment, Movies, Real Life

Cataloguing the Thoughts Swimming in My Soup Brain

I haven't been able to focus on reading in two weeks. A recent bout of chronic stress has turned my brain to pink and gray soup. In that soup swim several hyperfixations that are keeping me going. Here are a few of them. Hades Hades is fantastic and everyone in it is hot. I'm not… Continue reading Cataloguing the Thoughts Swimming in My Soup Brain

Books, Real Life

Sunshine Blogger Award

Hello and welcome! It's the Sunshine Blogger Award! I was tagged by Emily at Embuhleeliest. I've seen Emily around the blogosphere and done some of her original tags (including the excellent Pixar Book Tag), but we only recently started following each other. Emily stays up-to-date on manga, sci-fi, and fantasy. Her posts are hilarious and… Continue reading Sunshine Blogger Award

Books, Television

The F.R.I.E.N.D.S. Book Tag

I've watched maybe ten episodes of Friends in my entire life. (Emer's going to make me watch the series as homework. I just know it.) I did the How I Met Your Mother Thing instead, which was...a mistake. We all know by now that it doesn't take much for me to do a book tag. Emer did this tag on… Continue reading The F.R.I.E.N.D.S. Book Tag


Spicy Pumpkin Latte Book Tag

This tag might not be spooky, but it's fall-related and I love it. LEELYNN DID IT AGAIN. SHE MADE A BOOK TAG WITH GRAPHICS THAT I REALLY LIKE. IT'S ABOUT DELICIOUS FALL DRINKS. Visit her site. Admire her graphics. Participate in the tag. Entertainment Weekly published a list of books to look out for and Three Women was the… Continue reading Spicy Pumpkin Latte Book Tag


The Fall Bucket List Tag

I've been seduced by another fall-themed tag. It's this or Halloween tags. Those are the only options. I keep up with seasonal tags by following Kristin at Kristin Kraves Books. Will I actually bake cinnamon rolls and go apple-picking this fall? You read my Summer Bucket List Tag. I didn't do any of the activities on that… Continue reading The Fall Bucket List Tag


Book Recommendations Based on Your Coffee Order

Welcome in! Order whenever you're ready. Menu's behind the counter. No, don't GO behind the counter. Use your eyes...there you go. Iced Coffee Be straight with me: you're in the market for queer fiction, yeah? I've got this creepy novel about taxidermy that's allegedly queer-adjacent. Oh, you're more into history? Your choice of Seattle or… Continue reading Book Recommendations Based on Your Coffee Order


Holiday Drinks Book Tag

I've been drinking too much hot chocolate recently, to the point that I shake for hours after my last cup. Meaghan did this tag on her blog Meghan's Whimsical Explorations & Reviews. The drinks sounded so delicious, I made another hot chocolate and started my own draft.   HOT CHOCOLATE MARSHMALLOWS AND CHOCOLATE AND WHIPPED… Continue reading Holiday Drinks Book Tag

Real Life

Never Going Back: My Month Using a Dating App

The following is based on real events. January 2017 Welcome to Java Junkies - where coffee fiends find love! To get started, THOROUGHLY fill out your Java profile! Be as specific as possible!   The Profile Name: Lauren Age: 24 Height: 5'9" Career: Barista Religion: Christian I Like: Reading inside Bucking tradition Making coffee Blogging… Continue reading Never Going Back: My Month Using a Dating App

Real Life

NaNoWriMo Update: Day 6

In the past few days, I've written just over 5,000 words for my rough draft. Per the website, I should be at 10,000. Here's the deal: I. Am. Struggling. And, in true 4-on-the-enneagram fashion, I've been moping about it. Why was this so much easier when I was in college? Since when am I concerned… Continue reading NaNoWriMo Update: Day 6


Coffee Book Tag

I tried book tags once and I can't quit. I found this tag and loved the concept, especially since the first question is so negative. NICE. I love coffee and books and coffee-themed books and questions about books related to coffee! I may have made my afternoon tea a tad too strong... Black Coffee: A series that's… Continue reading Coffee Book Tag