Books

Backlist Books to Keep Me Company During the Great Book Shortage

I have bad news: due to supply chain issues, there is going to be a book shortage. Do I understand it fully? No. Am I afraid? Yes. The shortage is coming, whether we like it or not. You know what that means: It's time to finally read all the backlist books on our TBRs. If… Continue reading Backlist Books to Keep Me Company During the Great Book Shortage

Books, Computer games, Entertainment, Movies, Theater

TOP TEN TUESDAY: Fictional Crushes

NOT ME POSTING A TOP TEN TUESDAY ON TIME FOR ONCE. Best of all, today's topic is FICTIONAL CRUSHES. My name is Lauren and I have a Type. Hades from Greek mythology I still secretly want to be goth; crushing on the god of the Underworld seems like a decent way to achieve that. The… Continue reading TOP TEN TUESDAY: Fictional Crushes

Books, Real Life

July Wrap-Up: Historical fiction remains my nemesis

Hello! Last month I reread 8 books, an indication that I was under a lot of stress. I remember being busy and social. I saw my family and a few friends I haven't seen since before the pandemic. One of my friends moved to L.A., another announced an upcoming move, and yet another returned from… Continue reading July Wrap-Up: Historical fiction remains my nemesis

Books

TOP TEN TUESDAY: Books I Would Read in One Sitting (if I had the time)

Yes. I know it's Wednesday. Yesterday was Tuesday. I'm still doing the Tuesday book meme. I regularly forget about the great Top Ten Tuesday topics at That Artsy Reader Girl. The site is a treasure trove of topics for book bloggers to discuss. I keep meaning to read books in one sitting but haven't quite… Continue reading TOP TEN TUESDAY: Books I Would Read in One Sitting (if I had the time)

Books, Computer games, Dating simulators

Stardew Valley Singles Book Tag (ORIGINAL)

By now, I've made my feelings about the Stardew Valley singles perfectly clear. I'd like to belabor the point with an original book tag. Take a look at my prompts! The rules are simple: Answer each promptTell me your favorite Stardew Valley characterTag some friendsLink back to the creator's blog when you publish your post… Continue reading Stardew Valley Singles Book Tag (ORIGINAL)

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

Books, Real Life

Mid-Year Freak Out Tag 2021

I GUESS IT'S (almost) JULY NOW. I set a 175-book goal for 2021. So far, I've read 120 books. In other words, I've completed 69% of my goal and am ahead by 34 books. Math is wild! This post summarizes my reading accomplishments thus far. Best book read so far One Last Stop is my… Continue reading Mid-Year Freak Out Tag 2021

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, Real Life

May Wrap-Up

I JUST FINISHED THE FIRST CLASS IN MY EDITING COURSE. ONE DOWN, TWO TO GO. Once again, I don't really remember the month gone by. I experienced things but I DID NOT REMEMBER THEM. I did get my second vaccine and am now fully inoculated, so there's that. Oh, I also started a new Stardew… Continue reading May Wrap-Up

Books, Music

Sour Album (Olivia Rodrigo) Book Tag

Twitter convinced me to listen to Olivia Rodrigo's new album. I have it on right now and so far I really like it! Ashmita @ The Fictional Journal created a tag in honor of the album. This is what I've been working on instead of homework. Here are the rules: List the rules.Show some love… Continue reading Sour Album (Olivia Rodrigo) Book Tag