Books, Real Life

August Wrap-Up: Cooler weather at last!

Dare I say I had a good August? It started raining toward the end of the month. I'm wearing sweats and long sleeves again. I might even break out the beanies. I got to be really social last month: a friend I hadn't seen in a while threw a pool party, my writing buddies and… Continue reading August Wrap-Up: Cooler weather at last!

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Comfort Cereals

I recently discovered a podcast about people who love cereal as much as I do. It got me thinking about my favorite comfort cereals. Any time I feel tired or homesick or dehydrated, I make a bowl of my favorite cereal. I can't and won't join the Protein for Breakfast club. I refuse. I love… Continue reading Comfort Cereals

Books

Ouran Host Club Book Tag

Hello, friends! I started [online] school this week and it's going well so far! The readings are both very boring and really fascinating. My brain is (still) soup, so more book tags! Jessica @ The Awkward Book Blogger did this Ouran Host Club-inspired tag. I LOVE this show. Is the dub back on Netflix? IT… Continue reading Ouran Host Club Book Tag

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The Zumra Book Tag

I haven't read We Hunt the Flame before but I've heard amazing things! Star is All Booked Up created this tag and I found it on Cait's blog. The prompts for this tag were especially fun. I may have to add this book to my TBR. Zafira Bint Iskandar: An Emotionally driven character (or book)… Continue reading The Zumra Book Tag

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I, an unqualified person, determine your ideal snack using your zodiac sign

I've written at least one joke post about astrology and read two whole books about the planets' effects on our lives. In sum, I am no expert on the subject. However, I PROBABLY know enough to figure out your ideal snack based on your zodiac sign. Try and stop me. Aries Your ideal snack: Flamin'… Continue reading I, an unqualified person, determine your ideal snack using your zodiac sign

Books, Real Life

The Awesome Blogger Award

The bloggers I know are kind. Case in point: Meghan @ Meghan's Whimsical Explorations & Reviews tagged me in this Awesome Blogger Award tag. Meghan does deep dives into TV shows, music, and your favorite YA books. I very much look forward to her reviews and you will, too. The award was created by Maggie @Dreaming… Continue reading The Awesome Blogger Award

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Grand Birthday Plans

IT'S MY BIRTHDAY. I'VE BEEN CELEBRATING ALL WEEK. Now that it's the actual day, do I have plans? YOU BET I DO. This week, I shall:   Eat brunchI don't know when brunch became sacred in my family, but it is now considered a holy rite. Brunch is the only time I can fully appreciate… Continue reading Grand Birthday Plans

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Top Ten Tuesday: Favorite Things to Eat/Drink While Reading

I PREPARED for this week's Top Ten Tuesday. You don't have to believe me. A friend of mine used to call snacks "snackums," a practice I found super charming. THESE ARE MY FAVORITE READING SNACKUMS. 1. HOT DRINKS WE HAVE HIT THE BEST-EVER READING SEASON. TIME TO GET OUT THE READING SUPPLIES. WE NEED: WARM… Continue reading Top Ten Tuesday: Favorite Things to Eat/Drink While Reading

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Wine Book Tag

My recent beverage book tags made me nostalgic for alcohol. Hey! Alcohol! I used to drink that stuff! Finding Jasmine's Wine Book Tag made me miss the Good(ish) Old Days. I thought about creating prompts for riesling and moscato (my favorites), but that required a deep dive into wine culture I couldn't stomach. ENJOY THESE DRY,… Continue reading Wine Book Tag

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Flexible Vegan

Whenever someone catches me eating cheese, I call myself a "flexible vegan." Let's pretend I chose this faction on purpose. Let's pretend the label fits and never chafes against purists' expectations. Let's pretend I am immune to guilt. Giving up meat was easy. The rest has been harder. * Friday night dinners with my partner… Continue reading Flexible Vegan