A Quarter in Review: July – September 2017

A Quarter in Review: July – September 2017

Um, wow, so I actually have pictures of myself now? It’s very weird but also very wonderful – I probably have more pictures taken of me in the last year than I have in the last 5 years combined. It’s been a long road to get comfortable with my shape and weight and all of that, and I’m loving getting to feel this comfort in my skin that I’ve never had before!  Beach Day ¤ Harry Potter Party ¤ One Year Post Appendectomy ¤ Date Night ¤ Meet Cute Dinner! New Bookshelves ¤ The Beau Moves In! ¤ My first book sleeve! (The Cozy Life) ¤ Meal Planning!  Beach Day ¤ Taking Back Sunday Concert ¤ BANGS ¤ Psychedelic Furs Concert ¤ Beau & Books July A Short History of the Girl Next Door by Jared Reck | ★★★★ Genuine Fraud by E. Lockhart | ★★★★ That Summer by Sarah Dessen | ★★★ August Pax by Sara Pennypacker | ★★★ Wolf Hollow by Lauren Wolk | ★★★★ Cloud and Wallfish by Anne Nesbet | ★★★ Beyond the Bright Sea by Lauren Wolk | ★★★★★ Disenchanted by Megan Morrison | ★★★★★ The Half-True Lies of Cricket Cohen by Catherine Lloyd Burns | ★★★ September The Girl in the Blue Coat by […]

A Quarter in Review: April – June 2017

A Quarter in Review: April – June 2017

I had such a great three months, it was unbelievable!! These are only a small representation of how epic April – June was <3 <3 <3 *Photo booth pictures from my 30th birthday extravaganza – these are some of my favorite people! *Took care of my BFFs pup while she vacationed this summer & Chris snapped this pic <3 *I got to see Alexa during BEA this year, and we had so much fun catching up!!! *LOOK AT THIS PUPPERS!!! (Best part is she is totally stuck in those covers in that pic hahaha) *I went to my very first broadway show this year, and it was ANASTASIA. Epic & beautiful <3 *Reunited with one of my blogging BFFs, Laura! We barely saw each other, but it was still lovely! *I got my 10 year pin from B&N this year! I can’t believe I’ve been there for so long already … *Went to a local wine festival with Ashley @ Must Love Books – so. much. wine. SO. MUCH. FUN. April Salt to the Sea by Ruta Sepetys | ★★★★★ Keeping the Castle by Patrice Kindl | ★★★ I’ll Meet You There by Heather Demetrios | ★★★★ Yours Truly by Kirsty Greenwood | ★★★ After I Do by […]

A Quarter in Review: Jan – Mar 2017

A Quarter in Review: Jan – Mar 2017

Such a good start to 2017!! After months of talking about it, my former roommate and I decided to go play bingo! (The bingo hall I work at supports the Jewish preschool for her congregation, that’s how I got into it!) We had a ton of fun, even though it was waaaayyyy more stressful than the ladies at our bingo hall make it look. How they manage to play a computer, two paper cards, smoke, drink, and buy instants from me all at the same time makes my head spin! We both ended up winning some money and we’re really trying to do it again someday soon 🙂 I met Belle!! We had this killer Beauty and the Beast release party and it was so much fun to see all the little girls all dressed up and how over the moon they were to see a real live princess! ALL THE LIGHT WE CANNOT SEE was an absolutely fantastic book and I honestly cannot believe it took me so long to read it! It was a read along with Alexa @ Alexa Loves Books, and our first read for our Year of Recommended Reading series! I unexpectedly went up to […]

Month in Review: January 2017

Month in Review: January 2017

BANGS! I honestly don’t think I realized how much I missed them until I had them back, haha. A Lindsey at work in her natural habitat … aka yes, that is really how I sit in my work chair when I’m super focused on something. *cry laughs* Um, whoa. I’ve been calorie counting for THREE HUNDRED DAYS. I’ve already lost all the weight I want to, but after I hit about 280 days, I figured it would be pretty cool to get all the way to 365 and an entire year! (I’m also using the last 40-50 days to try to wean myself off of counting every single calorie that I eat – which is proving to be a lot more difficult than I thought it would be!) My job did a raffle for this giant Coca-Cola bear and I did not win it (mainly because I couldn’t enter the raffle because I work there) and I WAS SO SAD. I think I was in the process of saying, “He’s so FLUFFY!” when this picture was taken?? The Bear & The Nightingale by Katherine Arden ★★★★ All The Light We Cannot See by Anthony Doerr ★★★★★ That Burning Summer by Lydia Syson ★★ Goodreads Reading […]

2016 End of Year Survey!

2016 End of Year Survey!

Number Of Books You Read: 52 Number of Re-Reads: 11 Genre You Read The Most From: Fantasy 1. Best Book You Read In 2016? TOO DIFFICULT, WON’T CHOOSE AND YA CAN’T MAKE ME. Castle Auburn | Another Life | The Forgetting | War that Saved My Life | Hating Game | Unmade 2. Book You Were Excited About & Thought You Were Going To Love More But Didn’t? The Memory Book I had really high hopes for this book (about a girl writing a diary as she attempts to cope with a genetic disorder that is slowly eroding both her memories and her health), but I just couldn’t connect with the MC at all. I know a lot of people that really loved it, but for me it just didn’t work.  3. Most surprising (in a good way or bad way) book you read? The Princess Diaries This one is SO HARD TO ADMIT but I just …. well, um, I mean, I guess, I didn’t really like this book. *hides under the closest and biggest rock ever* I watched the movie first, and didn’t read this until I was in my very very late 20s – and the mindset […]

Looking Back on September 2016!

Looking Back on September 2016!

I had an emergency appendectomy in September, and OOF. (Not gonna lie, it’s a huge reason that this recap is being posted so late…) It was fairly terrifying in a lot of ways, but it also made me feel really lucky to have the support system I have, both near and far (all of you lovely blog ladies included!). The beau stayed with me the entire time, and I think he ended up going like 24+ hours without sleep (while I was knocked out due to whatever meds they were pumping me with). In the end, I’m so glad I decided to go to the doctor, so glad I have insurance, and so glad I have the people around me that I do. I finished The Strange and Beautiful Sorrows of Ava Lavender, a book that I’m reading as a part of the Trans Atlantic Book Project. As loathe as I am to mark up my own books, I have to admit it’s pretty fun to read a book with annotations from others, because it’s like I’m reading it with them! I finally decided to FIX MY DESK SPACE after months upon months upon months of agonizing over how not happy […]

Looking Back On August 2016!

Looking Back On August 2016!

The beau and I took a great little mini vacation to Chincoteague Island earlier this month, which is where most of these photos were taken – it was SUCH a fun trip, and I can’t wait until we get to take another! Also, I wish I could tell you what he and the horse found so funny, but I think it was an inside joke 😉 I had the most fun spending an evening at Ashley’s working on our planners and working some crafty magic for this round of #OTSPSecretSister! (In case you are wondering if it is easy to fit two cricuts, two planners, a million pens, a bunch of cardstock, two margaritas, and two people at one little table, it totally is not.) The Forgetting by Sharon Cameron ★★★★★ Kingdom of Ash and Briars by Hannah West ★★★★ 2 books this month, and they were both ARCs from BEA! (Not a great showing for #ARCAugust, but at least I tried? *womp womp*) 1 ★★★★★ and 1 ★★★★ – not too shabby! Flights of Fantasy (13/20) Backlist Books (24/20) Rock My TBR (7/25) Historical Fiction (8/15) Six Squared (16/36) Fairytale Retelling (1/5) #ReRead2016 (11/6) Must Read in 2016 (6/10) FINALLY I HAVE A FAIRYTALE […]