Top Ten Tuesday: Bookish tropes: love em/leave em edition

This Tuesday we're dishing or dissin' book tropes. A trope is a commonly used theme or plot device. There are a few bookish themes that ring my chimes every time, while others make me cringe with each encounter. Declaring my bookish love it or leave it judgments below: 10. Breaking away from the plot to... Continue Reading →

Top Ten Tuesday: Book Besties

I have a weird quirk that I pride myself on and it's this: somehow I've managed to surround myself with the loveliest people whom I'm lucky enough to call friends. In thinking of this week's topic, not many characters could compete, so I had to go big. 10. Richard Gansey III- The Raven Boys. Up... Continue Reading →

Top Ten Tuesday: Beloved Children’s books

I truly love this week's prompt, but I'll be honest--I did no soul-searching to dig up my childhood favorites. Instead, I listed the first few that came to mind. I limited the list to legitimate childhood years-strictly below age thirteen. I recommend them all. The Country Bunny and the Little Gold Shoes- by DuBose Heyward, Marjorie... Continue Reading →

Top Ten Tuesday: Rainy Day Reads

Back at it with your weekly dose of bookish lists, Top Ten Tuesday. While not a full return to blogging, yet, inspiration struck for this week's topic when I had a spare moment to open my dusty laptop and compile a few thoughts. This Spring, adjusting to a new job and ending each day mentally... Continue Reading →

Farewell, friends (for now)

Currently, my life has much in common with the jigsaw puzzle above; it's overly complicated, exhausting and feels half-finished. And like the two-inch wide black border around this design, I can't seem to make the pieces come together. With that, I'm taking a break from blogging for the first time in 3 years. It is... Continue Reading →

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