Do you ever wish books had soundtracks, like movies do? Stephenie Meyer kind of famously did this for the Twilight series; she commented that these were playlists she listened to while writing the books, but they'd work great to have as background music while you're reading, as well. The same can be said of Sarah J. Maas, … Continue reading Creating Book Soundtracks
If you follow my posts you may have noticed that things have been a little quiet here for a couple of weeks. Or maybe you didn't notice, I don't know. I'm not the center of the universe, contrary to popular opinion. I took a bit of a break from blogging because I have a lot … Continue reading Reading Slump Blues
It is really so kind of the organizers of Independent Bookstore Day to always schedule it for my birthday weekend. I get to buy birthday presents to myself and support indie bookstores! This year we only made it to two stores, as we stayed on the Olympic Peninsula rather than taking the ferry over to … Continue reading Independent Bookstore Day 2019!
This post is in partnership with Basic Invite, Truly Custom Invitations for all events and occasions! 'Tis the season of grad parties, weddings, and spring soirees. If you're a book lover (which, of course you are if you're reading this blog, right?) and you also happen to be planning an upcoming party or event, you … Continue reading Bookish Event Theme Ideas (and the Chic Invitations to Go With Them!)
This is a little late, but I met Katherine Arden, author of the incredible Winternight trilogy (I've posted briefly about it before, if you're not familiar, and probably will more in the future...) at her book signing at Emerald City Comic Con last weekend! She was really friendly; she gave me a free poster and said … Continue reading Did I Mention I Met Katherine Arden?
This is a story about the moment I fell in love, but it begins many years ago… 1992 Like many book-loving, introverted girls whose childhoods coincided with the years of the Disney Renaissance, I always saw myself in Belle from Beauty and the Beast, only the version of myself that I thought I could only dream of … Continue reading Falling in Love Over Books
This morning I read a piece of news about something I would have never guessed there would be news about: Twilight. So of course I dug out some old posts I wrote about my thoughts on the book and reposted them, just for fun. *** October 31, 2010-- "Upon Re-reading Twilight" Two years ago, I … Continue reading Apparently, I Have a Complicated Relationship with “Twilight”
When it comes to books, I like what I like, and I very seldom step outside this comfort zone. I read the novels of Jane Austen on a continuous loop, as well as occasionally breaking out a few of my favorite Victorian classics. There’s a certain flavor of YA sci-fi romance that I devour like … Continue reading The Summer of Reading Dangerously
I fell in love for the first time at 15. The object of my affection was completely unaware of my regard, however, not because he was a Hollywood actor or boy band heartthrob, or even my high school’s star quarterback, but because he existed only within the pages of a Jane Austen novel. Now before … Continue reading On Falling in Love with Fictional Characters: Life Lessons from My Literary Crushes