Thursday Things 8/27


This post from Becca and Books – it’s SO true and it literally made me laugh out loud. Love it and LOVE her blog.

I LOVE this article/essay by Mindy Kaling. I think we all have problems with confidence at some point or another, and she is spot on. I was never confident when I was younger, and after I graduated high school, I was diagnosed with an autoimmune disease that caused me to gain a lot of weigh, so my confidence plummeted even more. Now though? Mid-twenties Kiesha is learning to love herself and her body just the way it is and not to be so harsh. Everyone goes through cycles like that, and it’s nice to know we’re not alone.

This – it’s from May but Bath & Body Works + books = AMAZING. Two of my favorites & what a genius way to link them together!

Do you organize your books by color? I don’t, currently they’re organized by size because they’re stacked on top of each other (yes, the book blogger with a billion books doesn’t actually own a bookshelf, but I’m working on it). I couldn’t imagine buying books based solely on their color… that’s the last thing I think about!

Jamie at The Perpetual Page Turner wrote this post last month and it hit home hard for me. All of my classes are online and I’m online a lot for work, so a few months ago it all just came down on me. If we hadn’t have taken our hiatus this summer (when things got INSANELY busy for both of us) I can’t say for certain that I’d still be here. I love hearing that other people are in the same boat (it’s not the best boat to be in, but still).


So, I just named my new kitten Hodor…but I don’t think I would name an actual child after a GoT character…

I’m all about Myers-Briggs personality types (I’m an INFP myself…but I’m about to be re-tested this week!). What’s your Harry Potter MBT? Mine is Luna Lovegood!

I loved this post from Buzzfeed Books. You know what? I haven’t read most books, either. I’ve read a few classics—Lord of the Flies, Frankenstein, Jane Eyre, 1984, Catcher in the Rye, Great Gatsby—but really, only ones that were required in school. I often feel as if I should be reading more advanced books or classics (people gasp in shock when they hear that I haven’t read Animal Farm, Fahrenheit 451, or Pride and Prejudice). Sometimes I care, sometimes I don’t. The deal is that I love YA fiction and will probably only pick up a classic novel if it’s the only thing around. And you know what? That’s okay.

Have you ever played Would You Rather? Well, this one chooses your Harry Potter house based on your answers (for the record, I’m still a Gryffindor).



4 thoughts on “Thursday Things 8/27

  1. Thanks for sharing my post! I am also happy to know I’m not the only one feeling that way…feels less lonely instead of like WHAT IS WRONG WITH YOU NOBODY ELSE IS LIKE THAT. Hope we can figure out our stuff and feel less overwhelmed and fatigued from it all!!


  2. There’s no way we had the same English teacher in high school and you never read Fahrenheit 451. It’s a book about rescuing books! Bradbury is a little brutal with his prose but I really do recommend it. I know I’m being THAT person right now. I’ll stop. Also that Becca and Books post is hysterical.


    1. There’s a pretty good chance I just don’t remember reading Fahrenheit 451—but if you’re talking Englert in Junior year, I transferred English classes second semester!


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