August Wrap-Up, Part 1

Alright, y’all, we’re shaking things up a bit. I’ve been wanting to kind of rearrange my biweekly wrap-ups so that they contain more than just books, so continue at your own risk because who the heck knows what’s about to happen. BOOKS! Don’t worry, of course most of this is still about books. I’ve changed […]

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The Potter Project: Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone

Hello and welcome to the first review in a seven-part series: The Potter Project. For more info on what the heck I’m doing, follow that link. The TL;DR of it is I’m reviewing all seven of the HP books in a comprehensive and unbiased (mostly) attempt to encourage those who have never read them to […]

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The “I Dare You” Tag

I saw this tag over on Destiny’s blog @ Howling Libraries, and it sounded like so much fun! As far as I can tell, it comes from HardbackHoarder on YouTube, but if you find the original creator, let me know! And now, onto the tag! What book has been on your shelf the longest? Of […]

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The Potter Project: Is Harry Potter Worth It?

This is the story of a seven-year-old girl. My favorite Harry Potter book is Sorcerer’s Stone. This has long been up for debate since Prisoner of Azkaban held that slot for many, many years, but in my adult years, I’ve come back to it again and again, so I think it’s fair to finally set […]

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The Wizarding World of Harry Potter: California Edition!

I SURVIVED MY FIRST FLIGHT IN OVER A DECADE! I’m not even joking. I’m 27, and the last time I flew, I was 11 and going to Disney in Florida. So, even better, this was not only my first flight in over a decade, it was my first flight alone, and my first time leaving […]

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Monday Musings: A to Z Book Tag

Welcome to Monday Musings, a series where I review books that I read pre-end of 2017, when I started writing wrap-ups, talk about characters or topics that aren’t as relevant, or sometimes a surprise non-bookish thing. This week, I saw this tag floating around forever and a half ago, thought it looked super fun, forgot […]

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Tattoo Tales!

If you follow me on Instagram (shameless plug), you’ll know that I just got a new tattoo last week that is basically the definition of my life.  And if you’re not following me on Instagram, what are you doing???  I post about books, cats, tea, and a lot of yoga, and my stories are usually just me […]

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Jolie’s Harry Potter Tea Review

This past Saturday was September 1st!  Hogwarts is full once again with bright young witches and wizards, and I was full of pastries.  My absolute favorite tea shop ever, Jolie Tea Co. in Salem, hosted a themed high tea on Saturday featuring their new Harry Potter tea line, and it was the most magical thing […]

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July Reads

This has just been the most chaotic month of my life, and honestly, thank heck for books.  Somehow, amidst everything else that was going on, I managed to read a heck ton of books, and I’m pretty sure I might have needed to be committed without them.  Enjoy! What: The Wicked Deep by Shea Ernshaw When: […]

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History of the Reader: Part 2

Hello!  The last time I posted about my bookshelves was in July of 2017, so it’s high time we talk about them again.  I’ve done a few small reorganizations in the months following that post in July, but nothing that really stood out.  I was also rereading the previous History of the Reader post (conveniently […]

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