Happy Thanksgiving.

Hi friends,

It has been a hot minute since I’ve posted…like most life has been crazy. I hope everyone has been surviving. During my time away, I’ve done many a house projects, binged several tv shows, read a plethora of books, and stuffed an abhorrent amount of Make & Take crafts. At least I can’t say it’s been boring!

My bookish game has been ON POINT as I’ve went down the mystery rabbit hole this last month. Reading the likes of Ruth Ware (One by One; The Lying Game), Agatha Christie (And Then There Were None), and Emily Littlejohn (Inherit the Bones). I have loved them all. (Not to mention book club is in t-minus two days and I’m only halfway through Kitchens of the Great Midwest. Needless to say I will be binge reading tomorrow. Luckily it’s the perfect foodie read for the week of Thanksgiving!

Pictures to come because I have been crafting like crazy (as always, they are beyond colorful). In the meantime, if you’re like me, you may be in dire need of some new music. So figured I’d kick off my return to blogging with sharing my latest musical obsessions. With everything happening I’ve been a tad angstier than normal….okay maybe I’ve always been angsty…. but in my opinion, angsty music is the best music.

So stay safe, turn up the music, and rock it out. 🤘😝

  • Cruel Summer by: Kari Kimmel
  • Angel by: Theory of a Deadman
  • I’m Not Dead by: P!nk
  • Everywhere by: Yellowcard
  • Break by: Three Days Grace
  • Savior by: Rise Against
  • Wicked Game by: Stone Sour
  • Therapy by: All Time Low
  • I Miss The Misery by: Halestorm
  • Battle Scars by: Paradise Fears
  • Call the Shots by: Leslie Grace
  • With Me by: Sum 41
  • Mona by: Foxygen
  • Your Ghost by: Greg Laswell
  • Silver and Cold by: A.F.I.
  • Sixty Years On by: Brandi Carlile
  • What A Shame by: Shinedown
  • Bartholomew by: The Silent Comedy

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Parents.

How had it begun? Like everything: with mothers and fathers. Because of Lydia’s mother and father, because of her mother’s and father’s mothers and fathers.

~Everything I Never Told You by: Celeste Ng

Experiences.

I do not think, sir, you have any right to command me, merely because you are older than I, or because you have seen more of the world than I have; your claim to superiority depends on the use you have made of your time and experience.

~Jane Eyre by: Charlotte Bronte

Belonging.

They never discussed it, but both came to understand it as a promise: he would always make sure there was a place for her. She would always be able to say, Someone is coming. I am not alone.

~Everything I Never Told You by: Celeste Ng

QuarantineLife:

Hi Friends!

Hope everyone has been surviving quarantine life. It seems like it’s been ages since I’ve posted, and I suppose it has been since I took a bit of a hiatus. Today is my second day back to work, and I am SO HAPPY to be back at the library (even if it is only once a week).

If you’re anything like me, you’ve been using quarantine life to catch up on your reading/tv bingeing (in addition to those house projects and work responsibilities). The best part of librarian life from home is being able to dive into ALL THE PROJECTS. I’ve been buckling down on book club reads, painting my kitchen (pictures to come), and knocking off a few TBR titles and shows I’ve been meaning to watch for AGES.

Hope everyone has been staying safe, busy, and happy!

What have you all been doing to keep busy these last few months?

In the meantime, here are my Quarantine Reads, Binges, & Playlists:

READS:

  • Hey, Kiddo by: Jarrett J. Krosoczka
  • Vanishing Girls by: Lauren Oliver
  • Mad Scientist (Baby Mouse #1) by: Jennifer L. Holm
  • Storm Front by: Jim Butcher
  • Pumpkinheads by: Rainbow Rowell
  • Little Fires Everywhere by: Celeste Ng
  • Jane Eyre by: Charlotte Bronte
  • A Very Large Expanse by: Tahereh Mafi
  • The Perks of Being a Wallflower by: Stephen Chbosky
  • Everything I Never Told You by: Celeste Ng
  • A Breath of Snow and Ashes by: Diana Gabaldon
  • Throne of Glass by: Sarah J. Maas

TV SHOWS:

  • Buffy The Vampire Slayer
  • Little Fires Everywhere
  • Outer Banks
  • How I Met Your Mother
  • Hart of Dixie
  • Criminal Minds

MUSIC:

  • Hold On by: Chord Overstreet
  • Waving Through a Window by: Dear Evan Hansen
  • Missing You by: Ingrid Michaelson
  • King of Pain by: Alanis Morissette
  • After the Landslide by: Matt Simons
  • Before You Go by: Lewis Capaldi
  • Far From Home by: Five Finger Death Punch
  • The Sound of Silence by: Disturbed
  • She Used to Be Mine by: Sara Bareilles
  • Losing My Religion by: The Rescues
  • Fall Apart Again by: Brandi Carlisle
  • Imperfections by: Celine Dion

Currently:

Because apparently it’s been ages since I’ve posted what I’m currently reading, and it’s a new year so we are starting fresh with our reading goals! I really slacked last year…even though I read a lot of great books, I didn’t read nearly as much as I would have liked. As much as I love my audiobooks, my goal is to really get back into sitting down and reading daily. So here’s to picking up physical books and loving every minute of it!

In my bag:
ABC Murders by: Agatha Christie
Patty Jane’s House of Curl by: Lorna Landvik
Lord of Shadows by: Cassandra Clare

In my headphones:
The Housekeeper and the Professor by: Yoko Ogawa
Nine Women, One Dress by: Jane L. Rosen

Marathoning:
The Young and the Restless
Criminal Minds
Heartland
Desperate Housewives
The Originals
The Mandalorian

Playbill Display.

ILOVEMUSICALS. We’ve been going to them for years, and there’s still so many I’m dying to see. Counting down to Dear Evan Hansen, Anastasia, and Frozen, which we’re going to see in the coming months!

I’m working on doing something fun with my playbills at my house, but in the meantime I decided to do an endcap featuring books about broadway musicals and the books musicals are based on. I’m OBSESSED. And only slightly want to take them all home with me. Alas, so many books so little time. But I will hopefully make it to them eventually. Until then, I will be loving them from afar.

In case you are also a showtune fiend…here are a few of my favorites as of late:

Ex-Wives (Six: The Musical)
Freeze Your Brain (The Heathers)
I Still Believe (Miss Saigon)
Wait For It (Hamilton)
Dancing Through Life (Wicked)
Bad Idea (Waitress)