Books, Real Life

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

Entertainment, Television

Ranking the Stranger Things Teens

I watched three seasons of Stranger Things in a week. Top-tier procrastination method, highly recommend. I then watched season 4 with a friend who has asked to be referred to as "Macavity." I am now DISTRAUGHT. I don't love every decision the creators have made. I still love this show, mainly for its characters. Macavity… Continue reading Ranking the Stranger Things Teens

Books, Real Life

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

Books

TOP TEN TUESDAY: Comfort Reads

Today's Top Ten Tuesday topic: COMFORT READS. My comfort reads confirm what I already believe: things ARE as bad as they seem. Strangely, I find these books uplifting. I like knowing I'm not alone. These are my top ten comfort reads. I wouldn't call any of them "lighthearted." (Well...maybe One Last Stop.) Would You Rather?… Continue reading TOP TEN TUESDAY: Comfort Reads

Books

TOP TEN TUESDAY: Funny passages from favorite books

My very favorite books usually make me cry my eyes out. It's a rare book that does this and also makes me laugh. The following are the funniest passages from some of my favorite books. American Gods by Neil Gaiman “Hey," said Shadow. "Huginn or Muninn, or whoever you are."The bird turned, head tipped, suspiciously,… Continue reading TOP TEN TUESDAY: Funny passages from favorite books

Books, Movies

Encanto Book Tag

I watched Encanto while housesitting and ended up in a puddle on the floor. This movie is INTENSE. It absolutely deserved the Oscar for Best Animated Feature. If you haven't yet, please watch it. I found this book tag, created by Passport to Eden over on BookTube, on It's Just a Coffee Addicted Bibliophile. The… Continue reading Encanto Book Tag

Books

TOP TEN TUESDAY: Moments in books that wrecked me

Today's Top Ten Tuesday topic was a freebie! So of course I'm back with a post about sad things. Here are a few scenes from books I've read that absolutely destroyed me. Note the number of Neil Gaiman books included. (Many spoilers ahead) All the Feels by Olivia Dade (CW: domestic abuse) Because of his… Continue reading TOP TEN TUESDAY: Moments in books that wrecked me

Books, Real Life

March Wrap-Up: Back to School

Hello! I just got back from another month of house sitting! I listened to a lot of audiobooks, cooked some nice meals, ordered a bunch of cookies, and watched every single episode of American Nailed It. It was a good time. I also started my practicum course and learned more about developmental editing. Friends. It… Continue reading March Wrap-Up: Back to School

Books, Movies

The Cats (2019) Book Tag (ORIGINAL)

After many Cats-themed posts, I have finally created a Cats book tag. This is my magnum opus. Please join me in celebrating Tom Hooper's fever dream. Victoria A newer book you're looking forward to reading My copy of The Circus Infinite just arrived! It's so purple! I'm really looking forward to found family and circus… Continue reading The Cats (2019) Book Tag (ORIGINAL)

Books

TOP TEN TUESDAY: Books with my favorite trope/theme

Today's Top Ten Tuesday covers my favorite trope. Listen. Listen. When it comes to romance, enemies-to-lovers is the way to go. To view someone as a threat, you have to view them as an equal! That's where respect comes from! There's something magic about, "I need to take this person out...because they're too hot to… Continue reading TOP TEN TUESDAY: Books with my favorite trope/theme