Books, Music

OMG This Song Book Tag: Round 2

I've done this tag before, but Emer tagged me a second time and I DON'T WANT TO WORK ON MY DRAFT. WELCOME TO THE OMG THIS SONG BOOK TAG. I'M GOING TO POST BOTH BOOKS AND SONGS. WHAT A GREAT DAY. (A note to my dad: Some of these songs have swears) MY JAM a… Continue reading OMG This Song Book Tag: Round 2

Books, Music

The Lover Book Tag: Round 4

Don't act so surprised. Both Drizzle & Hurricane Books and twenty-seven letters did this tag, which I took as a sign that I HAD TO DO A FOURTH LOVER BOOK TAG. It's fate, really. Written in the STARS, perhaps?? (Not that that matters, as Western astrology follows the Tropical Zodiac instead of constellations, but IT'S A NICE… Continue reading The Lover Book Tag: Round 4

Books, Music

Halsey Book Tag

I joked about doing a Lana Del Rey recommendations tag. Insteaaaaad... ...I FOUND A HALSEY BOOK TAG! I've had a crush on Halsey since she dropped Badlands in 2015. She also serves as my hair inspiration (sorry, Nicholas Petricca.) Am I gushing? I'm really stoked about this tag. Castle Favorite queen DC Bombshells is already the… Continue reading Halsey Book Tag

Entertainment

How to Make a Lauren: A Personality Recipe

A couple days ago, I chose protagonist Emi to represent my entire personality. I'd identified closely with Harry Potter in the past, but those days were over... ...right? Then I thought of ANOTHER perfect character. And another. And another. I am a complex cocktail of neuroses and traits. One character is simply not enough. If… Continue reading How to Make a Lauren: A Personality Recipe

Books

Spring Cleaning Book Tag: 2019 Edition

My schedule has fluctuated massively in the last few weeks. With new Tuesday classes, weekly dinners, and church events, I feel like I'm busy all the time. I'm getting a rare night in to recalibrate and get some reading done. Writing-wise, my brain is broken, so I've been stacking up the book tags. I've seen… Continue reading Spring Cleaning Book Tag: 2019 Edition

Books

Top 5 Nostalgic Ships

Today's Top 5 Wednesday theme is Nostalgic Ships! I am ALL OVER THAT. I used to ship these couples hard. Like...HARD. I had Rini/Gohan, TK/Kari, and Zuko/Katara on this list initially, but my final 5 only includes book couples. #1. Jonathan/Alanna from The Tortall Universe I was in a bad place in fourth grade. I… Continue reading Top 5 Nostalgic Ships

Books

Pasta Book Tag

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

Books

Hamilton Book Tag

My mom and I saw Leslie Odom, Jr. perform at Benaroya Hall last week. Clad in blue plaid, Odom crooned Nat King Cole standards and Broadway favorites, accompanied by the Seattle Symphony, a non-jazz trombonist, and a stellar combo. My mom worried he wouldn't live up to the expectations I'd set for her. She had… Continue reading Hamilton Book Tag

Books

Lauren’s Go-To Reads: Old Standbys

"So," the interviewer starts, holding his iPhone near my face. "What books have most influenced your writing?" "Yes, tell us," says Adam Grant, my research hero. I haven't figured out yet why he's here. "Which authors acted as mentors in your youth?" "Interesting question, Adam." I grab the iPhone and speak directly into it "Follow-up… Continue reading Lauren’s Go-To Reads: Old Standbys

Books

Summer Reading List

I've rejoiced my parents' last day of school. I've purchased aloe for a terrible sunburn. I've broken out the baby powder for 80-degree days. Summer is upon us. That means it's time to read. A lot. If you're looking for suggestions, I have TRILLIONS. I even organized them from fluffy to thought-provoking, with ample gray… Continue reading Summer Reading List