Tag: Book Blogger Hop

My 2018 SantaThing Haul

My 2018 SantaThing Haul

Every year, I participate in the LibraryThing Secret Santa, charmingly called “SantaThing”.  I posted a little bit about this last year, but in quick review – for SantaThing, you pay in however much money you want spent on you (anything from $20 to $50) and the website pairs you up with a Santa who has a similar library to you.  The Santa then chooses books for you based on your specifications from whichever affiliated bookstore you’ve chosen. There are two things I love about SantaThing. They check your Santa’s choices to make sure these are books you definitely don’t already have […]

Posted December 28, 2018 in Bookish Things, Memes // 0 Comments //
What is Your “Blogging Zone”?

What is Your “Blogging Zone”?

As a blogger, I think it’s very important to find yourself in the right atmosphere.  I mean, sure.  We can jump right in and write words anywhere, but realistically?  It’s a lot easy to snap into that familiar flow if you’re in your working zone.  As someone who works from home once a week, I’ve read a few different articles about the necessity of maintaining a workspace separate from your living space, and I think that’s vital when you blog as well.  There’s certain sights, smells, and sounds that we associate with certain activities, and as such it’s important to […]

Posted December 14, 2018 in Memes // 2 Comments //
Psychiatric Hospitals Really Aren’t Torture Chambers:  A Smol Rant

Psychiatric Hospitals Really Aren’t Torture Chambers: A Smol Rant

Major spinoff from this week’s Book Blogger Hop topic, but it reminded me of this huge pet peeve I have in a few books I’ve read in the last two years. That is to say – what is up with some of these representations of psychiatric hospitals?!  In the modern world, there is still a lot of stigma around poor mental health and asking for help.  While I agree that we have made leaps and bounds in the last couple decades to breathe understanding and tolerance and the truth into the world, that doesn’t make it any easier. So it really doesn’t help when YA novels […]

Posted November 23, 2018 in Memes // 10 Comments //
Marking Up Your Books: Do, or Do Not?

Marking Up Your Books: Do, or Do Not?

I have exactly two books with any sort of self-annotation in them. One is the copy of Inferno I got for college, which I never figured I’d end up keeping. I kept it because it has a better translation than the gorgeous Barnes and Noble leather-bound edition I own. The other book is Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix, which is littered with blue post-it flags.  These aren’t marking anything important, per se. They’re the location of quotes I was using to argue with a friend that Draco/Hermione was more likely than Draco/Harry.  Which is extra ridiculous, by the way, […]

Posted November 16, 2018 in Memes // 21 Comments //
My Subscription Addiction: To All The Book Boxes I’ve Loved Before

My Subscription Addiction: To All The Book Boxes I’ve Loved Before

I’m an old fashioned girl, and I love getting mail.  Like – real mail, with an envelope and a stamp.  A normal day at my mailbox consists of the following: An advertisement from our internet provider trying to get us to add a cable package. The local newspaper. Some sort of notification from our insurance company. An ad or catalogue from Bed, Bath, and Beyond, or Ulta. None of these things are exciting.  You know what is exciting. Book Depository mail! :O Especially because their shipping takes soooooooo long, I usually forget that I ordered anything at all! XD Even more exciting […]

Posted November 9, 2018 in Memes // 15 Comments //
5 Reasons You Should Read Stephen King (Even if You Don’t Like Horror)

5 Reasons You Should Read Stephen King (Even if You Don’t Like Horror)

In his book On Writing, Stephen King confessed: “By the time I was fourteen the nail in my wall would no longer support the weight of the rejection slips impaled upon it. I replaced the nail with a spike and went on writing.”   It’s strange to think one of the most beloved and prolific writers of our day was rejected time and again.  It’s similar to the motivational story behind Rowling’s quest to get Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone published… never give up.  King has infiltrated literature and screen sense his smashing (bloody?) success with Carrie and despite multiple threats to […]

Posted October 26, 2018 in Memes // 10 Comments //