Tag: Three-Day Lyrical Challenge | Day 1

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Okay, so we all know that I love tags. I also really love freaking out about songs, so when Lori tagged me for the three-day lyrical challenge, it was a pretty perfect combination.


The rules are simple:

  1. Thank the person who nominated you.
  2. Share one of your favorite song/lyrics one at a time for three days.
  3. Nominate three other bloggers each day.

So, you might have noticed by now that I LOVE TAYLOR SWIFT. One of my all-time favorite songs is Long Live. It puts me in such a good mood every time I hear it. ❤

I said remember this moment, in the back of my mind
The time we stood with our shaking hands
The crowds in stands went wild
We were the Kings and the Queens
And they read off our names
The night you danced like you knew our lives
Would never be the same
You held your head like a hero
On a history book page
It was the end of a decade
But the start of an age

Long live the walls we crashed through
All the kingdom lights shined just for me and you
I was screaming long live all the magic we made
And bring on all the pretenders
One day, we will be remembered

I said remember this feeling
I passed the pictures around
Of all the years that we stood there
On the sidelines wishing for right now
We are the Kings and the Queens
You traded your baseball cap for a crown
When they gave us our trophies
And we held them up for our town
And the cynics were outraged
Screaming “this is absurd”
Cause for a moment a band of thieves
In ripped up jeans got to rule the world

Long live the walls we crashed through
All the kingdom lights shined just for me and you
I was screaming long live all the magic we made
And bring on all the pretenders
I’m not afraid
Long live all the mountains we moved
I had the time of my life fighting dragons with you
I was screaming long live that look on your face
And bring on all the pretenders
One day, we will be remembered

Hold on to spinning around
Confetti falls to the ground
May these memories break our fall
Will you take a moment?
Promise me this
That you’ll stand by me forever
But if God forbid fate should step in
And force us into a goodbye
If you have children some day
When they point to the pictures
Please tell them my name
Tell them how the crowds went wild
Tell them how I hope they shine
Long live the walls we crashed through
I had the time of my life, with you

Long, long live the walls we crashed through
All the kingdom lights shined just for me and you
I was screaming long live all the magic we made
And bring on all the pretenders
I’m not afraid
Singing, long live all the mountains we moved
I had the time of my life fighting dragons with you
And long, long live that look on your face
And bring on all the pretenders
One day, we will be remembered


Today I’m tagging: 💚 Daniel! 💙 Siobhan! 💜 Alyssa Grace🧡

As always, no pressure! Let me know if you love tags and I’ll add you to my list! Let me know if you hate tags and I’ll stop bothering you! And if I didn’t tag you and you think this looks like fun, please do it and link back to me so I can see your answers! ❤

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Book review: Bygone Badass Broads by Mackenzi Lee

Bygone Badass Broads by Mackenzi Lee
Rating: ★★★☆☆
Links: AmazonTBDGoodreads
Publication Date: February 27, 2018
Source: Borrowed

Based on Mackenzi Lee’s popular weekly Twitter series of the same name, Bygone Badass Broads features 52 remarkable and forgotten trailblazing women from all over the world. With tales of heroism and cunning, in-depth bios and witty storytelling, Bygone Badass Broads gives new life to these historic female pioneers. Starting in the fifth century BC and continuing to the present, the book takes a closer look at bold and inspiring women who dared to step outside the traditional gender roles of their time. Coupled with riveting illustrations and Lee’s humorous and conversational storytelling style, this book is an outright celebration of the badass women who paved the way for the rest of us.

I loved The Gentleman’s Guide to Vice and Virtue and The Lady’s Guide to Petticoats and Piracy is one of my most anticipated 2018 releases, so I figured I’d pick up something else by Mackenzi Lee while I impatiently wait for October 2. I’m going to keep this review short and sweet since the book itself is only 176 pages and, let’s be honest, a lot of that is pictures.

The writing style: The book is basically just a published version of Mackenzi Lee’s Twitter feed, which is fine, but really, I could’ve just scrolled through my Twitter app with the same result. It’s also written really informally, which is also fine, but I found that I kept getting distracted from the actual learning by all of the author’s commentary.

The women: So many inspirational women are included in this book! I definitely want to thank the author for educating me on important women in world history, and I can’t believe that in all my years of school, I’d never heard a single thing about most of them.

My new hero: Ursula Nordstrom, Harper’s editor-in-chief of juvenile books from 1940-1973.

Would I recommend it: Yes, if you can borrow it. Otherwise, Twitter’s free.


Have you read Bygone Badass Broads? Are you as excited for The Lady’s Guide to Petticoats and Piracy as I am? Let’s talk in the comments!


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