In case you missed it, here are this week’s blog posts:
- Reading Challenge Update: Read the Rainbow
- Review: The Sun and Her Flowers by Rupi Kaur
- Review: Bring Me Their Hearts by Sara Wolf
- Top Ten Tuesday: Best of 2018 (so far!)
- Review: Little Fires Everywhere by Celeste Ng
- Review: Good Night Stories for Rebel Girls by Elena Favilli & Francesca Cavallo
- Review: Lights, Cowboy, Action by Cindi Madsen
Tags this week:
- 3-2-1 Quote Me: Food, Glorious Food
- Sunshine Blogger Award (Take 4!)
- Life in Books
- Bookish A-Z Survey
I’ve been reading:
- The Catcher in the Rye by J.D. Salinger (buddy read with Daniel!)
- Autoboyography by Christina Lauren
- Godsgrave by Jay Kristoff (it’s another buddy read with Leslie!)
- Bygone Badass Broads by Mackenzi Lee
- Very Bad Things by Ilsa Madden-Mills
- The Last Time I Lied by Riley Sager
5 things this week:
- I actually freaked the heck out when I got a Facebook message request from Becca Ritchie?? It was the nicest message about a Christmas card I sent her and Krista and it was just so unexpected and so amazing and I’m so happy and I’m fangirling so much right now.
- What kind of week even was this? EVERYTHING AT WORK IS TERRIBLE, OKAY? But I did get a nice facial peel on Tuesday and I look like I’m dying right now, but the goal is to look really nice for a wedding I’m going to next weekend! I also somehow volunteered to be dermaplaned this fall, which is a little scary but I guess I trust the people I’ve worked with for six years???
- I have a buuuuuuunch of tags that I need to finish for next week, so if you feel like doing tags, please let me know!!
- PSA: I’m giving away an ARC of Bring Me Their Hearts and it ends tonight! It’s US only (sorry!) and if you haven’t entered yet, please do!
- (I’m planning to do an international giveaway when I hit 500 followers, so just hold on a little bit, your time is coming! 💙)
Photos from this week:
- How can I reasonably be expected to leave for work in the morning when my cat is this cute and cuddly?
- It’s finally flower time at my farm! We started slowly with a tiny little bunch but soon I’ll be filling every room of my house. 🙂
- It’s the last week of blueberries (😭) but raspberries are next!
- Lily shared her personal reading challenge and not only do you not have to focus on specific numbers of books, but you also get rewarded with stars! ⭐✨
- Daniel’s review of Holding Up the Universe is my favorite thing I’ve read in possibly ever.
- Angelica talked about that time she awkwardly stood next to Ransom Riggs and wow, if that’s not me.
- Vicky shared a bunch of book recommendations based on Broadway musicals and I love it!
- Continuing with her tradition of Really Good Posts, Vicky also shared a list of things that are a little uncomfortable in the book community.
- Nikaleigh shared her recommendations for getting through your TBR!
WE’RE GOING WAY BACK TO THE 90s THIS WEEK. ENJOY. This is seven-year-old Sara.
Imagine this girl in the following scenarios.
- Screaming “I WANT TO STAND WITH YOU ON A MOUNTAIN I WANT TO BATHE WITH YOU IN THE SEA” at the top of her lungs on the way to school.
- Happily singing “HE DRINKS A WHISKEY DRINK HE DRINKS A VODKA DRINK HE DRINKS A LAGER DRINK HE DRINKS A CIDER DRINK” without actually understanding that this song is about getting very drunk.
- Thinking she’s actually going to marry Zac Hanson someday as she sings “WHEN YOU LIVE IN A COOKIE-CUTTER WORLD BEING DIFFERENT IS A SIN.”
- Again, screaming at the top of her lungs (as usual), “KISS ME BENEATH THE MILKY TWILIGHT LEAD ME OUT ON THE MOONLIT FLOOR.”
- Having a huge crush on this kid Pete who would walk into second grade every day singing “THE BEST THING ABOUT BEING A WOMAN IS THE PREROGATIVE TO HAVE A LITTLE FUN” and then going home to tell her mom “I like him because he’s not afraid to sing Shania Twain.”
Anyway, here are a bunch of songs that were popular when I was in elementary school. 🙂