Books, Real Life

July Wrap-Up: Using ice on my vagus nerve 24/7

Well. It's been a couple of weeks, that's for sure. I have been trying to ward off full-on panic for about a month with mixed success. As I mentioned in my last post, my brain is soup. One good thing happened last month: my niece Josie was born. She and my sister-in-law are doing great… Continue reading July Wrap-Up: Using ice on my vagus nerve 24/7

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

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Tolkien Character Book Tag

During quarantine, I resurrected my once-fervent passion for Lord of the Rings. A few months ago, I found this Tolkien-themed tag (created by BookTuber Things Lucy Reads) on Zezee with Books. I was feeling fond and nostalgic (and was procrastinating once again), so I drafted a post. These answers are slightly outdated now but I… Continue reading Tolkien Character Book Tag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

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Dessertathon: Sugar acquired

After a busy couple of weeks, I finished one of the books on my Dessertathon TBR! One down, six to go! For the Sugar prompt (feel-good book), I reread Casey McQuiston's One Last Stop for the umpteenth time. I love this book so much. Casey McQuiston's prose always gets me. I love the historical tidbits… Continue reading Dessertathon: Sugar acquired

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TOP TEN TUESDAY: Comfort Reads

Today's Top Ten Tuesday topic: COMFORT READS. My comfort reads confirm what I already believe: things ARE as bad as they seem. Strangely, I find these books uplifting. I like knowing I'm not alone. These are my top ten comfort reads. I wouldn't call any of them "lighthearted." (Well...maybe One Last Stop.) Would You Rather?… Continue reading TOP TEN TUESDAY: Comfort Reads

Books, Entertainment

Books That Would Have Been Improved With a Queer Romance

I have watched Our Flag Means Death all the way through twice and I want to know: why can't media be this queer all the time?? Other media is so BORING by comparison! I've read numerous books that would have been MUCH better with a queer subplot of some kind, specifically a romantic one. These… Continue reading Books That Would Have Been Improved With a Queer Romance

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TOP TEN TUESDAY: Moments in books that wrecked me

Today's Top Ten Tuesday topic was a freebie! So of course I'm back with a post about sad things. Here are a few scenes from books I've read that absolutely destroyed me. Note the number of Neil Gaiman books included. (Many spoilers ahead) All the Feels by Olivia Dade (CW: domestic abuse) Because of his… Continue reading TOP TEN TUESDAY: Moments in books that wrecked me

Books, Music

Taylor Swift Album Challenge Book Tag

BACK AGAIN, this time with a book tag Rhonda made about TS's discography. Let's goooo. 1. Taylor Swift: an author’s debut book Freya Marske released her debut A Marvellous Light last year. I brought it with me to Tacoma. Maybe I'll read it. 2. Fearless: a book that scared you I knew what I was getting into… Continue reading Taylor Swift Album Challenge Book Tag

Books, Theater

TOP TEN TUESDAY: Current favorite pairings

Today's Top Ten Tuesday is a "love freebie" in honor of Valentine's Day. Woohoo! I love taking time to gush about my favorite ships. Here are some ships I've come across recently in my reading and streaming. Cassian x Nesta (A Court of Thorns and Roses series) No, I haven't read A Court of Silver… Continue reading TOP TEN TUESDAY: Current favorite pairings