Category: Memes

Ten Books I Wish More People Were Talking About

Ten Books I Wish More People Were Talking About

I love to shout about the books I love. You may have noticed that pattern among book bloggers – you may love to do it yourself.  Some books – like The Night Circus or Ready Player One – everyone is talking about.  But then, there are books you think were fantastic, but people just aren’t talking about them as much as you think they deserve. For me, this encompasses most the books on my shelf.  If I own it, I probably love it, and want to talk about it.  How about you?  Here are some books I la-la-love, that I wish got more […]

Posted September 11, 2018 in Memes // 29 Comments //
A Dream of Adventure and Avolea

A Dream of Adventure and Avolea

My loves, I open today with a quote: “Once and again, I stray down and listen to the duet of the brook and wind, and watch the sunbeams creeping through the dark boughs, the gossamers glimmering here and there, and the ferns growing up in the shadowy nooks.”   Lucy Maud Montgomery was in love with her island home.  The sighs in the orchard and the gloriousness of summer peeking over green hills blossoms to life in her books.  The above excerpt from her journal is enough to take your breath away with only a hint of imagination required. I […]

Posted September 7, 2018 in Memes // 4 Comments //
Ten Television Shows I Am Obsessed With

Ten Television Shows I Am Obsessed With

Time for a break from books. 🙂 I love to read, I really do, but I do other things in my life sometimes!  I travel, I cook, I play with my cats… and like most people these days, I love me some TV.  The fall TV lineup is coming up!  I’m kicking myself because I still have episodes of shows I love kicking around from last season.  I’m not a binge watcher, but I think TV is the place to be these days.  I love the arching storylines and fun twenty minute sit-coms. I’m currently watching things on an off the […]

Posted September 4, 2018 in Memes // 39 Comments //
My Not-So-Famous Vlogging Life

My Not-So-Famous Vlogging Life

How many of y’all can lose hours and hours on YouTube? I think that YouTube is an amazing platform for creators to reach out to their fans and followers for a more face-to-face experience.  When I was in college, I really wanted to fit into the YouTube scene.  At that time, Vlogbrothers was really blowing up and YouTube was The Place To Be.  By the way – despite their success in other areas, Hank and John Green still upload regular, amazing content. My favorite channel (at the time) was Five Awesome Girls – and if you weren’t familiar with them, basically […]

Posted August 31, 2018 in Memes // 6 Comments //
Empathy-Building Reads For Young Adults

Empathy-Building Reads For Young Adults

This week’s Top Ten Tuesday is all about Back to School – and it’s a freebie!  Last year I made a list of some of my favorite books from my school years.  This year, I wanted to make a list of books that I thought should taught in schools because of the life-relevant lessons that can be learned from them. In making this list, it occurred to me that most these books probably wouldn’t make it to school reading lists because of the way our country perceives these topics.  I’ve chosen books that discuss everything from  racism to homophobia and […]

Posted August 28, 2018 in Memes // 18 Comments //
Three Things to Make Sure You Do When You Review

Three Things to Make Sure You Do When You Review

When I finish reading a book, one of the first things I do is run back here and write a book review.  Why?  I want to talk about the book when it is still fresh in my mind.  A lot of bloggers will take notes about the technical strengths and weaknesses as they’re reading, but I’m not like that.  You better believe you’re getting an anguished Goodreads update when a character does something stupid, but when if comes to the themes and techniques, I’m very much an emotion-driven reviewer. The books I love will be scattered and blabbering and rambling […]

Posted August 24, 2018 in Memes // 11 Comments //