Books

The Ice Lolly Book Tag

I survived a two-week heat wave. I'm now ready for fall. I found the Ice Lolly Book Tag (created by Louise @ Book Murmuration) over at AceReader. I had to google each of the sweets mentioned but they look and sound delicious. King cones with the chocolate bit at the end are still my favorite.… Continue reading The Ice Lolly Book Tag

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July Wrap-Up: Using ice on my vagus nerve 24/7

Well. It's been a couple of weeks, that's for sure. I have been trying to ward off full-on panic for about a month with mixed success. As I mentioned in my last post, my brain is soup. One good thing happened last month: my niece Josie was born. She and my sister-in-law are doing great… Continue reading July Wrap-Up: Using ice on my vagus nerve 24/7

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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

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Tolkien Character Book Tag

During quarantine, I resurrected my once-fervent passion for Lord of the Rings. A few months ago, I found this Tolkien-themed tag (created by BookTuber Things Lucy Reads) on Zezee with Books. I was feeling fond and nostalgic (and was procrastinating once again), so I drafted a post. These answers are slightly outdated now but I… Continue reading Tolkien Character Book Tag

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Mid-Year Freak Out 2022

I made it to June, by golly. I've read 111 books thus far, 55.5% of my 200 book goal. Here are my reading highs and lows from the last six months. Best book read so far I'm on my third reread of Good Omens this year. I find it really touching. I also REALLY love… Continue reading Mid-Year Freak Out 2022

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June Wrap-Up: I hate it here

I could start things off on a positive note, I suppose: I finished school. I now have a Certificate in Editing from the University of Washington. After a year and a half of cramming assignments after work, I am finally free. Now for the rest of the month: NOT GREAT. The previous month's news became… Continue reading June Wrap-Up: I hate it here

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Dessertathon: The Results

Remember that dessert-themed readathon I joined at the last minute? I joined the Cozy Cookies team and it was a whole thing? Well. I finished exactly one of the books on my Dessertathon TBR. June was a rough month politically and emotionally. I did pick up more than one of the books on my list.… Continue reading Dessertathon: The Results

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Dessertathon: Sugar acquired

After a busy couple of weeks, I finished one of the books on my Dessertathon TBR! One down, six to go! For the Sugar prompt (feel-good book), I reread Casey McQuiston's One Last Stop for the umpteenth time. I love this book so much. Casey McQuiston's prose always gets me. I love the historical tidbits… Continue reading Dessertathon: Sugar acquired

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Dessertathon TBR

Welp. I've done it. I joined a readathon. The Dessertathon Readathon takes place over the month of June. There are six teams broken up by genre: the Red Velvet Royals (myths and retellings), the Spicy Shortcakes (sexy books), the Cozy Cookies (romance/contemporary/cozy mysteries), the Pastry Pirates (adventure books), the Dessert Djinns (dark fantasy/horror), and the… Continue reading Dessertathon TBR

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May Wrap-Up: Goodbye and Good Riddance

So May sucked. The Supreme Court wants to overturn Roe v. Wade. Obergefell v. Hodges and Loving v. Virginia might be next. The Buffalo and Uvalde shootings were similarly devastating. Everyone I know is sad, mad, and scared. I feel angry and helpless most of the time. (I got a tattoo about it. It helped… Continue reading May Wrap-Up: Goodbye and Good Riddance