Category: Memes

The Importance of Reading with Children

The Importance of Reading with Children

The day before my best friend’s wedding back in early October, I was asked to come to their house and watch the girls for a couple hours so they both could get some last minute important stuff done.  Of course I agreed – not only was it the day before the wedding, but I adore their girls.  They are the kids I compare all other kids to, in a good way.  Also, it was an easy task.  First of all, the toddler was napping.  Secondly, the nine-year-old was “reading Harry Potter so she probably won’t even look up and say hi.” […]

Posted November 14, 2017 in Memes // 12 Comments //
Reviews:  A Necessary Evil We Love to Hate

Reviews: A Necessary Evil We Love to Hate

Bad Blogger Confession:  I almost never read reviews. It’s not that you’re doing them wrong!  There are so many posts about reviews.  They’re hard to write.  They’re hard to read.  Make them better!  Make them shorter.  Make them colorful! I’m gonna be honest with you – unless the the book itself stands out to me, I’m no more likely to click on your review overloaded with GIFs than I am if it’s 6 paragraphs.  Book reviews are tough because they’re only fun if you are: Looking to add books to your TBR. Have already read the book and OMG SQUEE LET US DISCUSS! […]

Posted November 10, 2017 in Memes // 6 Comments //
Anne of Green Gables // MYOBB #10

Anne of Green Gables // MYOBB #10

Good morning everyone one!  Happy Saturday!  How was your week?  Mine was long and tiring, but I made some extra money working overtime and getting stuff done and now I’m really happy to be here at the end of it!  It’s a long weekend for me as well – today I’m making gumbo again, then tomorrow I’ve got my niece’s birthday party, and Monday I have off but another dentist appointment!  I hope y’all have something a little more relaxing planned! This week’s book box is a timeless favorite.  It was so hard for me not to include just about everything because […]

Posted November 4, 2017 in Memes // 2 Comments //
All My Bookmarks Are Beautiful

All My Bookmarks Are Beautiful

Between reading excessively and getting loads of book boxes, it was bound to happen that I ended up with a bunch of bookmarks.  Whether or not you use them, you have to recognize the bookish fun within bookmarks – they’re little bits of art we hide in our books. Now, I’m as guilty as the next person when it comes to using a nearby letter or tissue to mark my place if I’m feeling too lazy to get up.  But I do usually use a bookmark in my paperbacks.  I use the dust jacket flaps for hardcover books, but bookmarks are […]

Posted November 3, 2017 in Memes // 12 Comments //
Halloween Characters I Love

Halloween Characters I Love <3

Happy Halloween, my beautiful monsters! Do you folks have plans today?  I live in the States, and while we love the commercialization of this holiday… I’m too old to go trick-or-treating, and too lame to go to a fabulous grown-up Halloween party where there are cheesy themed drinks like Zombie Cocktails and Poisoned Appletinis.  I have a fab 1950s-esque dress I think I’ll wear to work today, but otherwise my Halloween spirit is zilch.  Which sucks because I actually adore this season… I just, you know, have no time. I’m going to take a wee break from bookish things today and for […]

Posted October 31, 2017 in Memes // 12 Comments //
The Hunger Games // MYOBB #9

The Hunger Games // MYOBB #9

Happy Saturday everybody! It’s been a full month of The Hunger Games coming in second place and finally you guys voted it to a first!  I had a feeling this one would come eventually, and honestly, I was a little nervous about making this box.  Lionsgate has been sort of notorious for shutting down any fan art and products inspired by The Hunger Games.  I used to sell bookmarks on Etsy, eons ago, and my Hunger Games products were pulled almost immediately.  When I did a quick search at the time, I found it devoid of everything. Maybe it’s just because they’re not making […]

Posted October 28, 2017 in Bookish Things, Memes // 10 Comments //