Tag: The Lady Behind the Curtain

All Work & No Play Makes Me a Dull Girl…. – The April Wrap Up!

All Work & No Play Makes Me a Dull Girl…. – The April Wrap Up!

Posted May 4, 2020 in Checking In // 6 Comments

Trimming some of my wrap-up topics this month, my loves, because I am exhausted to my core.  We’ll make this bare bones – new books, books read, and challenges, and posts from April.  Rather than the real life adventures section, I’ll give you a sneak peek here…. First, the inevitable, I’ve definitely got the coronavirus blues.  As an essential worker, I’m only able to quarantine part time.  Some days, I’m really bitter about this, trying with a handful of people to do the work of several while adjusting to wearing a mask and gloves full time. April rounded out poorly […]

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Staying at Home and (Not?) Reading – The March Wrap Up!

Staying at Home and (Not?) Reading – The March Wrap Up!

Posted April 6, 2020 in Checking In // 6 Comments

What a month it has been, my loves. All over the world people are affected and their lives turned upside down by coronavirus.  I know this is a huge source of anxiety for many people, so I wish to respect that and I’ll I’m going to say is whoever you are, wherever you live, I hope you are healthy and hanging in there.  Please take care of yourself as best you can. We’ll dig right into the month wrap up this month without too much chatter. The Monthly Haul This month and into next month, you’re going to see decent […]

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Four Books That Meant the World to Me When Times Were Hard

Four Books That Meant the World to Me When Times Were Hard

Posted April 1, 2020 in Bookish Things // 6 Comments

Everyone has their reasons for loving a book. Sometimes, it is mechanics – the characters, the plot, the writing style.  But I also think that people have those books they were reading when they really, really needed an escape.  Whether it’s a personal tragedy, a particular dark spell, or a worldwide pandemic… it’s good to find an escape.  And while I know escapism isn’t always the best reaction to the difficulties of the world… sometimes you need it. And I do want to take this moment to apologize – I said in my Support Indie Bookstores post that I would not […]

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A New WIP, A Finished Constellation, & Studying Begins! – The February Wrap Up

A New WIP, A Finished Constellation, & Studying Begins! – The February Wrap Up

Posted March 2, 2020 in Checking In // 6 Comments

GUYS GUYS GUYS GUESS WHAT. Winter is almost over. Here in Massachusetts, we probably still have a solid month of snow and cold and misery but THEN spring will be here!  And while, yes, I realize that really just adds mud into the mix, I’m still pleased.  I like the visual aesthetics of winter, but it really makes me hate leaving the house.  Particularly in the morning to go to work.  Also driving home in the dark is a major bummer.  I’m over it! Still, there was a lot of good to February, so lets get down to it! The Monthly Haul […]

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The Secret Life of a Book Blogger Tag // In Which I Talk About How I’ve Been Blogging Forever. FOR. EV. ER.

The Secret Life of a Book Blogger Tag // In Which I Talk About How I’ve Been Blogging Forever. FOR. EV. ER.

Posted February 17, 2020 in Tags // 4 Comments

We book bloggers are a rare and strange breed, are we not?  We come from all walks of life, from all over the world.  We come in all sorts of shapes and sizes and colors and backgrounds and states of being.  We are united by one thing – a love for the written word, and our platforms. We may not all be on the same platforms, and we may not all read the same sorts of book, but there is that common chain.  And the bookish community is a force in itself.  We have our ups and downs and drama […]

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