Thursday, April 27, 2017

Shut Up & Take My Money {vol. 1}

As a book nerd, I find things that I fall in seriously like with all the time. I mean, who doesn't love a nice set of colorful pens or a cute notebook or a million different bookmarks? I know I do! And, it's so hard not to immediately buy them all once my I set eyes on them. But, I've gotten better about putting them on birthday and Christmas lists so others know how to spoil me in the best way possible. 😉

Check out this awesome shirt, for one! I obviously need this. Librarian. Book Blogger. Professional Bookworm. Same thing, right? Get in my closet!
Society6 // Bookwormboutique // $24

And this bag! Of course, I need another tote bag like a hole in the head, but it's so awesome. It comes in two sizes - one for adults and one for kids. You could do a Mommy/Daddy & Me set! Think of the adorableness as you head into the library carrying your matching tote bags filled with library books. Be still my heart!
BabyLit // $20

I love a fun coffee mug! I have only been drinking coffee on a regular basis for the last 4 years so I have a lot of mug catching up to do. did I survive for so long {especially college} without coffee?!
Etsy // Golden Designs by Sarah // $13

Finally, my life would not be complete without a cute set of book ends. I love the color of this set, and it uses one of my favorite style of brackets. It's feminine and literary all the same time. This is a win in my book! {no pun intended - ha!}
Etsy // DesignAtelierArticle // $59

Tuesday, April 25, 2017

She Reads to Tiny Humans

One of the elements I love about my job working in the Children's Department of a Public Library is getting to experience picture books for the first time as they arrive at the branch. I can often be found having impromptu story time for my coworkers as I delight over the newest arrivals. Because of my love of picture books, I always have plenty of titles swimming around in the back of my mind to recommend to a.n.y.o.n.e. that will listen...and that includes you!

Here are several that are currently on my radar. Click on the links below the pictures to read about the book on GoodReads. If you like it, GoodReads provides links to Amazon, other online stores, and libraries in your area that carry the book.

Friday, April 21, 2017

Book Besties

Have you ever read a book and instantly known that you would be best friends with a character? Or that you wanted to be BFFs with a character? I have!!

Here are some of my non-existent besties that I will treasure 'til the end...

The Inner Circle from A Court of Mist and Fury

At first, I was going to try and just pick one just one member of The Inner Circle, probably Mor, but I couldn't. How do you pick just one?? I love them all!! They're perfect in their imperfectness. I just want to carry them around in my pocket so they can constantly give me life advice.

Cath from Fangirl

She just is me. Her introvert nature; her love of literature and writing; her inability to talk to guys and understand all their idiosyncrasies. Plus, she can fangirl like no other; hence the name of the book. I would definitely want to be best friends with Cath.

Violet from All the Bright Places

I seriously cannot wait to see this movie! I hope it actually happens. Violet's story and Finch's story are so important and need to be told. Just looking for fan art made my eyes misty. So.many.feelings! I got you, Violet. I got you.

Wednesday, April 19, 2017

What I've Been Reading: Orphaned Characters Edition

At the beginning of this year, I set a GoodReads goal to read 52 books - roughly one book for each week of the year. I figured after having just finished Grad School is would take me a while to get back in the swing of reading for pleasure.

That was false. As of today, I have read 28 books. I am 13 books ahead of schedule...and quite a few of the books I've read have an orphan theme to them, which I am just now realizing as I type up this post.

Here's a small recap of some of the titles I've read this year with reviews told in 140 characters or less! The first four I enjoyed; the last two I did not.

Britta's father is murdered, & she is orphaned. The only friend she's ever known is blamed, & Britta must hunt him down. #love #magic #truth

Celeana is a badass who struggles with her past & her future. There are many ships & characters who will destroy you. #allthefeels

Ruby must learn to control the fire that floods her veins as she falls in love with a guy who has frost in his. #firebloodvfrostblood 

Beauty loves the wilderness & hunting. Takes care of her family. Captured by a beast who will break your heart. #notalovestory #astoryofwant

Rhee: dead family, about to become empress of universe, "assassinated." Aloysha: charged with assassination. Everyone planet hopping. #dnr 

Book 2. Luna & Fowler must escape a series of nonsensical situations. #toomuch #toomanyplots #unresolvedissues #dnr

Monday, April 17, 2017


You know how some books resonate and stick with you...even months after you've read them?

And how that leads to you wanting all the things you can possibly get your hands on but you don't want to spend a.l.l. your money?

I found a solution!

Yep...I did that. I marked my body with the Night Court from A Court of Mist and Fury. And, let me tell hurt. The pain was worth it but probably never again.

But, I didn't stop there. I got it's opposite on my other foot - the sun from Tangled.

My fangirling knows no bounds. 

How do you #fangirl? What are your #bookwormproblems?