Hello, everyone! You might have noticed that my usually-strict posting schedule went all to heck last week. I didn't do my Top 5 Tuesday, I missed the Wednesday Recipe, I avoided that Book Tag in there on Thursday, I skipped the ENG 513 book review on Friday, and I completely lost track of everything on … Continue reading Updates!
I know it's really late on a Wednesday, and I realize I didn't do my normal recipe review today. It's been a really hectic day. I wanted to do a few updates, though. First of all, I went back to my parents' house on Tuesday night (I've been going a lot because it's better than … Continue reading Apologies
Today is my twenty-third birthday. I'm not too excited to be celebrating it, so be prepared for a long downer post. I went out shopping with my mother this morning. It's usually what we do on someone's birthday: go out on a bit of a birthday shopping spree. We didn't go to as many places … Continue reading Happy Birthday?
This isn't related to books at all, but I wanted to do a quick weekend update, because I wasn't a sobbing wreck the entire time, just most of the time. Yesterday I attended the first annual Macaroni and Cheese Festival hosted by Community Grief Support at the Avondale Brewery in Birmingham. It was a rainy … Continue reading Life Post: Mac & Cheese & Other Things
The problem with that is, being asleep means I was able to turn off my brain. That's not something I'm usually able to do. Especially tonight. One week ago, I sat sobbing on the phone to the love of my life as we ended things. Over the phone. I cried. He cried. We apologized and … Continue reading I Should Be Asleep
This post is going to be a little different from the others I've written in the past. It's going to be a lot more personal. Sometimes you've got to break barriers with your readers in order for them to understand you better. If you've been following this blog, I'm sure you're aware of the fact … Continue reading August Challenges
My first experience with Eclipse was an ill-fated date my sophomore year of college. I got a milkshake and a roast beef sandwich, and just like that, I was hooked. Not to the guy, but to the restaurant. I had several more romantic dates at Eclipse (Tony and I had our second date there), but … Continue reading Eclipse Coffee & Books: A Eulogy
You know the feeling: somewhere along the line, you end up not being able to finish a book you started, whether because of other obligations or because the book was not what you were expecting. Do you ever go back and finish those books, or are they just done for the rest of your life? … Continue reading Books I (Probably) Won’t Finish
Harper Lee's To Kill a Mockingbird was released 57 years ago today, and it is a well-beloved story by millions. However, I am one of the few who never understood why it was so important to read it in ninth grade, and I still don't understand why it's continually on required reading lists for schools. I … Continue reading Unpopular Opinion: “To Kill a Mockingbird”
I've been a fan of Welcome to Night Vale for over three years now, probably closer to four. I'd heard of it through Tumblr and decided to do a little digging for myself. Lo and behold, I was soon converted. I never became a rabid fangirl, but I did eagerly anticipate each new episode. Somewhere along … Continue reading Welcome to Night Vale’s Live Show: “All Hail”