Tag: You Should See Me In a Crown

2020 in Review: Reading Challenges and Blogging Hurdles

2020 in Review: Reading Challenges and Blogging Hurdles

Posted January 8, 2021 in Blogging, Bookish Things, Checking In // 0 Comments

It’s that annual wrap up time of year again! When I set up the placeholder for this post a year ago and called it “Reading Challenges and Blogging Hurdles” I had no idea how true that would ring.  I know I was thinking about following through on my personal reading challenge as well as Start On Your Shelfathon… but y’all?  2020 has been rife with reading challenges.  And blogging hurdles.  I am plum worn out. Usually, I use this post to share Goodread’s “My Year In Books”.  This year, I’m going to pull a little data from that page, but they’ve stripped […]

The Disney Book Tag

The Disney Book Tag

Posted December 21, 2020 in Tags // 0 Comments

This one is a bit of an oldie, but as a Disney fan, it was definitely a tag I needed to feature on my blog.  Before I go too deeply into that, though, I do want to send out a lot of love to the folks who were furloughed and eventually laid off by Disney.  So many people give their loves to the parks and company and making magic happen, and it’s heartbreaking any time something like this happens.  While I understand the business need of downsizing when profits dip (side-eyeing the overpaid execs here, though), that doesn’t make it […]

So Long Sweet Summer – My August Wrap Up

So Long Sweet Summer – My August Wrap Up

Posted September 7, 2020 in Checking In // 0 Comments

I cannot tell you all how grateful I am that the heat has finally broken here in New England.  In line with the coming storm season, we’ve had either sunny days or massive thunderstorms and nothing in between, and I am LIVING for it.  I love thunderstorm season – there’s something to that electricity that makes me feel so alive. Also, feeling grateful because a massive might-as-well-be-a-whole-tree branch missed falling on our house by about six feet.  With a little help from the wind we avoided some serious damage – the thing took down all the saplings in its wake […]

You Should See Me in a Crown by Leah Johnson

You Should See Me in a Crown by Leah Johnson

Posted August 26, 2020 in Reviews // 0 Comments

  You Should See Me in a Crown is a perfect YA contemporary book. The book’s so well written and the realism and issues folded together nicely. My critical brain was fully able to step back and just enjoy this book.  And what a great book it was? Liz Lightly is a music nerd, a Black girl, and likes girls.  In the small town of Campbell, none of the things really endear her to running for Prom Queen, especially not in a town where Prom is a Really Big Deal.  When a scholarship for her dream school doesn’t pan out, the […]

In Which I Participated in a Readathon and … Passed My Last Exam? The July 2020 Wrap Up!

In Which I Participated in a Readathon and … Passed My Last Exam? The July 2020 Wrap Up!

Posted August 3, 2020 in Checking In // 4 Comments

Here we are everyone, in the first days of August, the summer mostly over.  I guess one of the good things about 2020 is that it’s really flying by.  I didn’t really expect that because … well … we’re all stuck at home.  Or at least, I am!  The United States has honestly been atrocious with handling COVID-19.  There are “guidelines” in place, but only about half the citizens I’ve seen out and about actually follow them.  … It’s so basic y’all! *huff puff* ANYWAY. Still, a lot of positive movement this summer.  Let’s just dig in and I’ll tell you […]