Books

Life’s a Beach Book Tag

Seattle's in the middle of a heat wave and I'm not happy about it. The weather has been creeping past Pacific Northwest Hot into Actually Hot. At least it feels like summer, so here's a summery book tag from Lefty at The Left-Handed Book Lover. The Sand A book that stuck with you long after… Continue reading Life’s a Beach Book Tag

Books, Real Life

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

Books, Real Life

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

Books

The Quarter Year Crisis Book Tag

We're FOUR MONTHS INTO THE YEAR SOMEHOW. THAT'S...FINE. I found this tag, originally created by Roisin's Reading, at Fortunately, The book. And yes, I am doing this instead of homework! Huzzah! (I did one practice exercise, then called it a day. I'm doing my absolute best.) How many books have you read so far? I've… Continue reading The Quarter Year Crisis Book Tag

Books

End of Year Survey 2021

This post came about because I realized I really don't feel like posting my end-of-the-year reading stats. The last couple years, I've done graphs and percentages and all that good stuff. In 2022, I don't feel like doing the math. I'd rather talk about books. Hence, this survey. Zezee did this survey, created and updated… Continue reading End of Year Survey 2021

Books

The Not-So-Perfect Book Tag: Round Two

Yes, I've already done this tag. However, it's one of my favorite book tags of all time. Nish and Ngoc of Nish & Ngoc's Book Nook tagged me in this two whole years ago. (Definitely read their post before you proceed. Their answers are hilarious.) I had a post ready, then ran out of steam… Continue reading The Not-So-Perfect Book Tag: Round Two

Books

Top Ten DNFs of 2021: Surprise addendum

I miscounted. I swore I'd written about my top ten DNFs of last year. Turns out I forgot one. (I guess I got too riled up about Payback's a Witch.) My tenth 2021 DNF gets its very own post. Meet Cute Diary, you're up. Apologies in advance to those who liked it. I sure didn't.… Continue reading Top Ten DNFs of 2021: Surprise addendum

Books

Top Ten DNFs of 2021

I DNFed more than 80 books in 2021. Some I decided to pick up later, some were just not for me. Then some of them I DNFed because I hated every single thing about them. These are those books. Ice Planet Barbarians by Ruby Dixon (CW: rape) Hey, I thought this book was supposed to… Continue reading Top Ten DNFs of 2021

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Top Ten Least Favorite Books of 2021

I started this new habit of DNFing any book I'm not fully enjoying. Instead of spite-reading a number of one- and two-star books, I DNFed most of them. As such, there were fewer contenders for this year's Least Favorite Books list. I still found some stinkers. These were the worst books I read in 2021.… Continue reading Top Ten Least Favorite Books of 2021

Books, Music

Red (Taylor’s Version) Book Tag

YOU KNEW IT WAS COMING. I'm so glad someone on BookTube made this tag in honor of A FANTASTIC album. I have listened to "All Too Well (10 Minute Version)" numerous times. I'm not okay. Anyway, book tag. State of Grace - best opening book in a series Toss-up between Daughter of Smoke and Bone… Continue reading Red (Taylor’s Version) Book Tag