Books, Real Life

June Wrap-Up

Pride Month is over. In truth, it didn't really feel like Pride Month. It felt more like Wrath Month. Ah, well. I saw an old friend, met up with my writing group for the first time in over a year, and visited my brother. Oh, and I joined a book club and completed a mini… Continue reading June Wrap-Up


Pride Month Book Recs

It's the 17th day of Pride and I haven't published any Pride-themed content yet. As penance, here is a list of some of my favorite queer books. (I should mention that Sahi @ My World of Books did an excellent Pride recs post that made me want to write one of my own. Her post… Continue reading Pride Month Book Recs

Books, Real Life


June was...a month. It's normally my favorite month, what with all the Pride celebrations. This month felt different. Washington state is slowly opening back up. Despite an ordinance from Governor Inslee, some citizens refuse to wear masks. Black Lives Matter protests are ongoing around the country. Seattle protestors took over a six-block area on Capitol… Continue reading June Wrap-up: WHO SIGNED OFF ON THE TEARGAS?


The LGBTQ+ Rep Book Tag

Happy Pride Sunday! Friday the 26th marked the 5th anniversary of the Obergefell vs. Hodges decision that made marriage equality a reality in the US. This anniversary is a bright spot in a difficult time. Another bright spot: I found my new favorite book tag. Elli @ AceReader tagged me in it, for which I… Continue reading The LGBTQ+ Rep Book Tag

Books, Music

PRIDE MONTH Musical Shuffle Book Tag

I brought back the Musical Shuffle Book Tag...again! I tried to go TOO high-concept at first - 50 songs for 50 years of Pride! - but I scrapped that idea pretty quick. For this round, I paired songs from my 2019 Pride Playlist (available here) with queer books. Most of these are YA and I… Continue reading PRIDE MONTH Musical Shuffle Book Tag


Mid-Year Freak Out Book Tag

I don't know how June keeps passing so quickly. We're 17 days into Pride Month?? SERIOUSLY?? It might be the two cups of coffee talking, but there's SO MUCH TO DO. I chose to roll with the anxiety. Diana did a great Mid-Year Freak Out Book Tag on her blog. I'm going to RAMP THIS… Continue reading Mid-Year Freak Out Book Tag

Real Life

Lauren’s 2018 Retrospective

Won't lie, didn't love 2018. Maybe the year wasn't a total lost cause, because of new friends and growth experiences and improved health, but I sure hated living through it. Different things influenced my year in big ways and I want to sum them up:   I quit my job I finally got out of… Continue reading Lauren’s 2018 Retrospective