I would really like for this year to end already. It took me three days to realize the month had changed. November was pretty quiet. I researched autism this month and ended up self-diagnosing. Autism explains most, if not all, of my childhood and adolescence. I also learned to love romance again, but that's a… Continue reading November Wrap-Up: I initially wrote “September,” so that’s where I am emotionally
HELLO. I HAVE BEEN DOWN IN THE DUMPS. This week, I've regained some of my motivation and have resumed cooking, reading, and watching TV (mainly Netflix reality shows and Jessica Jones.) Sleep and inspiration, however, continue to elude me. To take my mind off of things, here I am with a lengthy tag that I found… Continue reading Too Much Information Book Tag
THIS IS THE TOP TEN TUESDAY I'VE BEEN WAITING FOR. There's a meme going around Twitter where readers who claim to hate cliches cry over their favorite archetypes and genre conventions. The grumpy one loves the sunshine one? I'm tearing up already. (RONAN'S SECOND SECRET WAS ADAM PARRISH.) For my favorite tropes, I chose a… Continue reading Top Ten Tuesday: Favorite Tropes
I mentioned acquiring some serious, award-winning books that I couldn't wait to read. I also mentioned some long-unread books on my TBR and some current rereads. Well. I visited my hometown library. Both the Seattle Central Library and the branch I frequent have a decent YA section stocked with new releases. Walking into the Teen… Continue reading The Great December Readathon
CARBS! CARBS! CARBS! CARBS! I made fettucine alfredo last night, so this tag I found at the always-great Nerdy Talks Book Blog felt fitting. There's a chance last night's fettucine put me in a carb coma. Guess how long I overslept this morning? Actually, don't guess. Macaroni and Cheese The most heartfelt work you… Continue reading Pasta Book Tag
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. On my spiritual health I read A Woman's Place by Katelyn Beaty and Jesus Feminist by Sarah Bessey while wrestling with mixed messages from the church regarding women. As much as I hated… Continue reading Lauren’s Go-To Reads: Actual Influences
Others wouldn't find these movie soothing, but I love them all. This I what I watch after coming home to disaster.