July 30, 2014

Little Letters :: Eleventh Edition

Dear Children's Book Publishers, The kid-friendly classics are adorable! As a Jane Austen fan, I was thrilled to find a way to share my love of her stories with my nieces and nephews. SO much fun! :)

Dear Library, Thanks for always having books for sale. After finding Persuasion by Jane Austen, I was happy to add a third copy to my collection. One can never have too many copies of a favorite story!

Dear Janitor at the Library I Frequent, I don't even know your name, yet we always have the nicest conversations. It's fun to look forward to your smiling face when I visit. It's completely true that the best people work at the library! :)

Dear Danny Gokey, Thanks for sharing your song with the world. It's been on repeat at my house since I discovered it! Hope is never far away. Thanks for the reminder.

Dear Repeat Button On My Ipod, Thanks for being there for me! When my song of the moment is playing, I'm so glad I don't have to manually repeat it. Because you can bet I'm going to listen to it over and over and over and over and.... ;)

Dear Dante Butterscotch, I think your name is completely awesome! Every time I visit my niece and nephews and they let me hold you, it always makes me smile. You are a fabulous bunny rabbit in their eyes. (And in mine!)

Dear Real Life Friends, Going swimming, multiple trips to Chipotle, daily text messages, hugs, conversations, laughter, understanding my crazy sense of humor, eating and talking about great food; my social life is full thanks to you! I'm so grateful we're friends.

Dear Internet Friends, Twitter chats, reading your awesome blog posts, finding new books to read, getting envious over the fabulous stories you've read, convos via the comment section, understanding my love of all things bookish; my internet time is busy with all the places to visit thanks to you! You make my life happy again and again and again. I'm so grateful for you too!

Dear Barnes and Noble, I've been searching for just the right bookends for ages! And unexpectedly, there they were. Sitting on your table as pretty as you please. Now every time I sit in my favorite chair, I look over and see them and just have to smile. Thanks for that!

Dear Summertime, You're going way too fast! I can't believe it's getting closer to school starting soon. I'm not ready for you to leave! Oh, I know we have a little bit of time yet, but that little bit is going to go fast judging by the past weeks. Where is the time going anyway? Every week I'm shocked that it's Friday again. (Shocked but happy. Yay for weekends!) A good reminder to enjoy each moment then, right?

Dear Hope, I admit it. Some days it's harder to find you than others. But always you're there. Just a moment away. And I'm amazed at the things that remind me of this, all the little moments sprinkled in my life. Whether a new book, an unexpected compliment, seeing an awesome cloud formation in the sky, or a text message from a friend......always you're there. I'm grateful.

July 29, 2014

The Book Girls....

So I just read this article about the "Book Girls" and knew I needed to share it! While I am vastly in the minority over the fact that I didn't really like The Fault In Our Stars (it's ok, I'm perfectly fine being in the minority on this, no worries!), therefore what the author of the post mentions about it does not hold true for me, yet I found much to be thought about and talked about in this post. Read it yourself and let me know what you think!

July 24, 2014

Bite-Sized Reviews :: Edition Six

Just a couple this time around! Hope everyone's been having a lovely week.

Pies and Prejudice by Heather Vogel Frederick - You know I love Jane Austen sequels, so of course I had to try this one. It was cute! The different characters from Pride and Prejudice spread their personality traits out among these book club girls and figuring out what storylines were going to go with which girl was fun. A delightful story! And while it's part of a series, you don't have to read the previous titles to understand what's going on.


The Wild Orchid by Cameron Dokey - Since I seem to be on a fairy tale re-telling kick recently, I decided to go with Mulan's story. (Truthfully, I found the book used, for a great price, and couldn't leave it there. ;) I've been curious about Ms. Dokey's books for a while now and I have to say she didn't disappoint me! Mulan feels more real than just a simple fairy tale. And while things happen pretty quickly, I was rapt enough to be unable to put it down. Most definitely a great story! And now I'm anxious to try some of her other re-tellings. :)

July 23, 2014

Mad Libs With Books :: Second Edition

I tried this last year sometime and decided it was high time I did it again! I couldn't find enough answers with books I've read this year only, so I'm extending the list from last November until now. Let's hope I can do it! (Mind you, I chose the answers based on the title alone. It had nothing whatsoever to do with what the actual story is about.)

In school I was: The Good Girl

People might be surprised I'm: The Chocolate Thief

I will never be: Secret Society Girl

My fantasy job is: Princess Ever After

At the end of a long day I need: The Chocolate Touch

I hate it when: I'm On the Fence

Wish I had: The Dream Dress

My family reunions are: A Breath of Eyre (or Air)

At a party you'd find me with: The Enchanted Chocolate Pot (Sorcery & Cecilia)

I've never been to: Blackmoore

A happy day includes: A Snicker of Magic

Motto I live by: Pies and Prejudice

On my bucket list: When I Fall in Love

In my next life, I want to be: Searching For Pemberley

PS: You should join in! ;)


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