Quarantine: Week 28

It's Week 28 of working from home. Week 28 of sitting at my desk, day after day, trying to keep my cat from sitting at my laptop. I feel like there's so much more that I should be doing, but instead of actually doing something I'm just sitting in my desk chair and spinning around … Continue reading Quarantine: Week 28

Book Review: “The Bear & the Nightingale” by Katherine Arden

This makes two books in a row that are fairy-tale-esque that I've read (the last one being The Near Witch) and this one is leaps and bounds beyond the last one. For those of you who, like me until a few minutes ago, have not yet read Arden's Winternight trilogy, this particular book follows the … Continue reading Book Review: “The Bear & the Nightingale” by Katherine Arden

First Impression Friday: “The Girl in the Tower” by Katherine Arden

And we're jumping right into the second book in the Winternight trilogy with The Girl in the Tower. From BookShop: Katherine Arden's enchanting first novel introduced readers to an irresistible heroine. Vasilisa has grown up at the edge of a Russian wilderness, where snowdrifts reach the eaves of her family's wooden house and there is … Continue reading First Impression Friday: “The Girl in the Tower” by Katherine Arden

The Hardest Thing About Being a COVID Bride

Back in March, when this whole thing started up, I assumed everything would be back to normal by May, maybe June at the absolute latest. I assumed people would follow guidelines and had no idea that a global pandemic could become a political issue state-side. I felt bad for the April and May brides who … Continue reading The Hardest Thing About Being a COVID Bride

Book Review: “The Near Witch” by VE Schwab

It's been a hot minute since I started The Near Witch by VE Schwab, but I finally got a chance to sit down and finish it, and unfortunately my prediction of "this is just going to become a love story, isn't it" came true. Lexi, our main character, lives in a village called Near, and … Continue reading Book Review: “The Near Witch” by VE Schwab

First Impression Friday: “The Bear & the Nightingale” by Katherine Arden

At long last, we come to this book. This book has been sitting on my bookshelf since...Christmas 2017? I think that's when I asked for it. I received the first two books in the series and then realized the third book hadn't even been published yet, and so I didn't touch them. And then the … Continue reading First Impression Friday: “The Bear & the Nightingale” by Katherine Arden

The Unsinkable Molly Brown

If you remember, I posted an introduction when I brought Kiki into my house back in February 2019. Now, I want to introduce you to my fiancĂ©'s cat, the Unsinkable Molly Brown, who has moved in with me and Kiki since we're less than two months out from the wedding (59 days!) Molly was found … Continue reading The Unsinkable Molly Brown

Six Months of Working From Home

Today marks the twenty-sixth week of Work from Home for me, and I still can't believe it's been this long. When we got the notification on March 22 (Sunday night) that we would be transitioning to WFH the next day, I assumed it wouldn't be for very long. I'd even left things at my office … Continue reading Six Months of Working From Home

The NOPE! Book Tag

Three weeks, we're on fire now. I found this on Rattle the Stars, and after going back through several previous links it appears it came from some place on YouTube, but the person who stated that did not provide the original link. If you know it, please let me know! This tag's super long, so … Continue reading The NOPE! Book Tag