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

Books, Computer games, Dating simulators

Dream Daddy Book Tag [ORIGINAL]

Fuck it. Times have been hard. Here's a book tag. Since finishing school, I've been playing a buttload of video games, including queer mainstay Dream Daddy: A Dad Dating Simulator. A good alternate title might be Subverting Stereotypes: The Game. I should do a Dad ranking one of these days because two of these daddies… Continue reading Dream Daddy Book Tag [ORIGINAL]

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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 These answers are slightly outdated now but I… Continue reading Tolkien Character Book Tag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

Mid-Year Freak Out 2022

I made it to June, by golly. I've read 111 books thus far, 55.5% of my 200 book goal. Here are my reading highs and lows from the last six months. Best book read so far I'm on my third reread of Good Omens this year. I find it really touching. I also REALLY love… Continue reading Mid-Year Freak Out 2022

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Dessertathon TBR

Welp. I've done it. I joined a readathon. The Dessertathon Readathon takes place over the month of June. There are six teams broken up by genre: the Red Velvet Royals (myths and retellings), the Spicy Shortcakes (sexy books), the Cozy Cookies (romance/contemporary/cozy mysteries), the Pastry Pirates (adventure books), the Dessert Djinns (dark fantasy/horror), and the… Continue reading Dessertathon TBR

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

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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

The Recommendations Book Tag

Hello! I have a new book tag! Riddhi at Whispering Stories tagged me in this! (View the original post at Ally Writes Things.) I came up for a bunch of answers for each prompts but limited myself to one each. IT WAS A TRIAL. A book about friendship Frog and Toad are Friends is a… Continue reading The Recommendations Book Tag

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TOP TEN TUESDAY: Funny passages from favorite books

My very favorite books usually make me cry my eyes out. It's a rare book that does this and also makes me laugh. The following are the funniest passages from some of my favorite books. American Gods by Neil Gaiman “Hey," said Shadow. "Huginn or Muninn, or whoever you are."The bird turned, head tipped, suspiciously,… Continue reading TOP TEN TUESDAY: Funny passages from favorite books