Books, Real Life

October Wrap-Up: Starring Seasonal Depression

I have been doing my best not to think about climate change. Then we got 80-degree weather for almost a week in the middle of October. I would not like to be confronted with this reality, thank you. Autumn's a really hard season for me. On the one hand, I love the colder weather and… Continue reading October Wrap-Up: Starring Seasonal Depression

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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

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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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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

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Top Ten DNFs of 2021: Surprise addendum

I miscounted. I swore I'd written about my top ten DNFs of last year. Turns out I forgot one. (I guess I got too riled up about Payback's a Witch.) My tenth 2021 DNF gets its very own post. Meet Cute Diary, you're up. Apologies in advance to those who liked it. I sure didn't.… Continue reading Top Ten DNFs of 2021: Surprise addendum

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November Wrap-up: Turning the corner

Happy December! As always, I'm not quite sure how we got here! Last month was jam-packed with write-ins, family dinners, and karaoke. It was so packed I'm going to start with some life updates. Life Updates I got my first tattoo. Don't worry about it. Originally, my writing group had talked about getting matching tattoos.… Continue reading November Wrap-up: Turning the corner

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Cute Mutants Book Tag

Am I doing a book tag for a book I haven't read yet? I AM. If it helps, I own the first volume! (I'll read it...eventually.) This tag was created by El @ El's Book Reviews, Andee @ Mouse Reads, and Finn @ Evidently Bookish. I found it at Althea is Reading. Here we goooooo...… Continue reading Cute Mutants Book Tag

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2021 Achillean Books

This is a petty recs post. Someone on Twitter mocked achillean romance recently and it rubbed me the wrong way. I'm seeing more marginalized achillean voices in publishing and I think that's rad! What an exciting time! Why aren't we celebrating!? Anyway, here are some 2021 achillean book recs. Be Dazzled by Ryan La Sala… Continue reading 2021 Achillean Books

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The Zumra Book Tag

I haven't read We Hunt the Flame before but I've heard amazing things! Star is All Booked Up created this tag and I found it on Cait's blog. The prompts for this tag were especially fun. I may have to add this book to my TBR. Zafira Bint Iskandar: An Emotionally driven character (or book)… Continue reading The Zumra Book Tag

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January Wrap-Up: WHO EVEN CARES

WOW, I THOUGHT DECEMBER WAS BAD. PRESIDENT-SANCTIONED INSURRECTION? MUTATED STRAINS OF COVID-19? A SECOND IMPEACHMENT? CAN WE PLEASE CATCH A BREAK? PLEASE? Last month, I worked even more mandatory overtime. Oh, and I turned 28 during quarantine. This is not exactly the fresh start I'd hoped for. I'm trying to stay optimistic. "Trying," of course,… Continue reading January Wrap-Up: WHO EVEN CARES