Category: Checking In

The Halfway Update, Including Ragnarok & Stranger Things

The Halfway Update, Including Ragnarok & Stranger Things

Posted November 13, 2017 in Checking In, Real World // 3 Comments

Hello my beautiful people!  Happy Monday! November’s already halfway over, and for you Americans like me, we’re just a little over a week until Thanksgiving – ack!  I haven’t even gotten a turkey yet, and we’re still finalizing plans.  I’m a super organized person, but my extended family isn’t, so I’m losing my mind!  But that glorious turkey coma will be worth it in the end.  Turkey, gravy, mashed potatoes and green beans is one of my top three dinners, so I’m looking forward to it. Well, I’ve been a busy bumblebee these last two weeks.  Work continues to be crazy […]

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October Wrap-Up

October Wrap-Up

Posted October 30, 2017 in Checking In // 11 Comments

Well my dears, it’s here! October has packed her bags and gotten away from me again.  Every year I feel like I’m chasing the autumnal delights of this month, and I just can’t keep up with it!  It’s my favorite time of year, but it’s also one of the busiest times of year, and it just slips away.  I come out at the end panting like it’s been a marathon but the loot was well worth it!  The leaves are off the trees, the air is getting crisp… winter is just around the corner. This Month’s Haul Well this month was actually […]

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The Things Nobody Wants to Talk About:  My Miscarriage Story

The Things Nobody Wants to Talk About: My Miscarriage Story

Posted October 23, 2017 in Checking In // 19 Comments

It’s hard to find representation in fiction for the horrible things that happen in life.  I think that the reason for this, in short, is because nobody wants to read about cancer.  Nobody wants to read about ALS.  Nobody wants to read about miscarriage.  These are the things in our society that we prefer not to talk about.  We’ll talk about how people are “strong” and “brave” when they suffer from terminal illness, or heartbreak, or injustice.  But in our books and movies, we don’t want to talk about the ugly side of it.  Who would buy that book?  It’s […]

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September Wrap-Up

September Wrap-Up

Posted October 2, 2017 in Checking In, Memes // 38 Comments

Well that month went by fast. Hi everyone, and welcome to my September Wrap Up… conveniently located in October!  As I was trying to schedule out my month, I realized a bit too late that September was filled… oops!  I ended up rearranging a lot of my scheduling but good news?  I have a calendar for the rest of the year now!  And that’s super important, because I’ve got reviews scheduled all the way out into November… oops? Warning:  This post features NO GIFs.  My computer is being super laggy and dumb and it kept crashing while I was trying […]

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Labor Day, The Martian, & Other Small Nice Things

Labor Day, The Martian, & Other Small Nice Things

Posted September 11, 2017 in Checking In, Memes // 27 Comments

Bonjour my darling phoenixes.  I hope you’re all having a delightful September thusfar.  Up here in New England we’ve seen a little rain and a lot of humidity, but nothing to really complain about compared to the rest of the world.  My love goes out to everyone who has been affected by hurricanes Harvey and Irma… I can’t imagine living through that kind of weather and am constantly impressed by the strength and compassion of people joining together in a crisis. What’s New In the Bookish World? September has been a really lovely book month so far – honestly, it […]

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