Thanks to some very convincing friends, I am currently obsessed with Stardew Valley.Continue reading “Stardew Valley Vibe Check: Judging the romance options”
OBVIOUSLY I’M DOING THE EVERMORE BOOK TAG.
WHAT KIND OF SWIFTIE DO YOU THINK I AM?Continue reading “evermore book tag: the first of many”
I had to make use of the eggs and butter in my fridge, so tonight I’m baking for the first time all season.
And, to honor the holy rite of seasonal baking, I’m doing the Christmas stocking tag. Continue reading “The Christmas Stocking Book Tag”
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. Continue reading “NaNoWriMo Update: Day 6”
This is not an advice post. Continue reading “How I Blog: My Creative Process”
I have books from childhood that I love and books that I constantly reread. This list consists of books that have impacted my actual life in big ways. Continue reading “Lauren’s Go-To Reads: Actual Influences”
This list did not turn out how I planned.
I started writing about my all-time favorite books – Princess Diaries, Lunar Chronicles, all that junk – when I noticed a pattern.
I have a habit of acquiring books, thanks to unwise spending habits, a Seattle library card, and literary friends. I fill my pile with finds that others have recommended or that have interesting covers or that cost $8 at Target (a price that hits my stingy sweet spot. $9.99? What am I, made of money? $8? That means I can buy 4!) The floor of my studio is covered with brand new and gently used books I should be reading right now.
…I reread the same 11 books instead.
I think about these books constantly. I press them on good friends, whispering, “This book ruined my life.” I read them to stave off anxiety attacks and cure bad moods.
These aren’t long-time favorites that I’ve collected throughout my life, but more recent volumes that I’ve read over the last two years. These are the stories I need right now, the ones that reassure me I’m on the right track. Continue reading “Lauren’s Go-To Reads: New Favorites Editions”