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!

Books

The Crying Book Tag (ORIGINAL)

You might not know this about me, but I cry a lot. I learned in a college class (Psychology 101, perhaps?) that a good cry cleanses your body of toxins. Crying, it turns out, is good for you. A lot of books have made me cry lately. I wanted to honor them in a tongue-in-cheek… Continue reading The Crying Book Tag (ORIGINAL)

Books

The Medieval Queens Book Tag

I'm listening to You're Wrong About's episode on the Romanovs. This sad choice reminded me that Jessica tagged me in the Medieval Queens Book Tag. (I have a lot of feelings about the Romanovs.) This tag was created by Jess @ Jessticulates, btw. (Truly wonderful graphics at that blog.) Empress Matilda (1102-1167)After her father, Henry… Continue reading The Medieval Queens Book Tag

Books

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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rise of the evermore book tag

THERE'S ANOTHER EVERMORE BOOK TAG (this one created by Star is All Booked Up.) It's Inauguration Day and I am VERY KEYED UP. My focus is NIL so it's time for a book tag. In Taylor News, evermore is STILL my favorite Taylor Swift album. It's just so good. willow: character you'd follow anywhere I… Continue reading rise of the evermore book tag

Books, Music

evermore book tag: once more with feeling

I told you I was doing a second evermore book tag. I warned you this was happening. This one was created by Rhi at Marshmallow Harmonies. Link to the original creator and her post: Rhi from marshmallow harmoniesTag at least 3 people.Declare the rules and list of prompts in your post (copy paste is fine!)Thank whoever who tagged… Continue reading evermore book tag: once more with feeling

Books, Real Life

December Wrap-Up: FINALLY

WE MADE IT THROUGH THE HELLSCAPE THAT WAS 2020. Not gonna lie, last month was shit! My great-uncle and my grandma both died during December. I don't really want to talk about it. It was just a really sad, awful time for my whole family. That leaves talking about books. December Stats In December, I… Continue reading December Wrap-Up: FINALLY

Books, Music

What if I redid the folklore book tag? (folklore book tag round three)

Oh nooooooo, am I doing the folklore book tag again? Jenna @Bookmark Your Thoughts tagged me and I am therefore compelled. (Thank you for tagging me, Jenna! It's a super fun tag!) I WILL NOT BE STOPPED. The Rules Link to the original creator: Ilsa @ A Whisper Of InkTag at least 3 people.Declare the rules… Continue reading What if I redid the folklore book tag? (folklore book tag round three)

Books, Real Life

September Wrap-up: I think I’m cured of brain worms

It's the final day of voting for Fat Bear Week and high time I shared my reading stats for last month. September was decent (better than August, anyway.) I got to see both of my brothers and some other family members. I spent an entire weekend with a pack of dogs and spent a ton… Continue reading September Wrap-up: I think I’m cured of brain worms

Music

folklore is my favorite: an album dissection

I've listened to Taylor Swift's folklore close to two dozen times since its release. And, yes, despite my big research project not too long ago, my beloved reputation has been ousted by newcomer folklore. Folk is a very natural fit for Taylor Swift's vocal stylings - I'm surprised no one thought to explore this pairing sooner. folklore feels more vulnerable than… Continue reading folklore is my favorite: an album dissection