This blog is having an identity crisis! Like most of us, 2020, and even into 2021, I’ve been struggling with my mental health. It’s a combination of being cooped up in an apartment that no longer suits our needs, it’s the stress that having an unemployed partner brings, it’s gaining weight and trying not to … More Blog Birthday! | 7th Anniversary 🎉
*This post contains affiliate links* It’s the 9th week of quarantine!! That’s the start of basically ever email I received this week. We also passed our 60th day of self-isolation on Wednesday. Parts of New York state are starting to re-open today, but NYC has only met 4 of 7 metrics set by the governor … More Social Distancing Diaries: Vol. 9
This was an absolutely amazing year. I got engaged!! I traveled A LOT more than I ever have. I flew to Europe, Richmond, VA, Seattle, WA, twice, and Canada, oh my! I tried some new things with the blog–namely trying affiliate marketing. And yet, writing this post makes me feel defeated because I have not … More Blog Birthday! | 6th Anniversary
Time certainly is flying! This Sunday, February 10 is the anniversary of my first post! I can’t believe it’s been five years since I’ve started this blog. There have definitely been some up and down moments (ahem, 2017), but within the past few months, I’ve put the wheels in motion to make this the type … More Blog Birthday! | 5th Anniversary
Celebrating four years on February 10! These past couple years have seen a lot of change on my little blog. At the end of 2016 I tried to write my frustrations about the political climate, but I felt inadequate in the face of ignorance. The election made me realize how much I care about politics, … More Belated Blog Birthday | Four Year Blog Anniversary!
Roses and Rot by Kat Howard My rating: 3 of 5 stars This review originally appeared on Around the World in 80 Books! An ARC of this book was provided by NetGalley and Saga Press in exchange for an honest review. The Pub date for this novel is May 17, 2016. Roses and Rot is … More REVIEW: Roses and Rot by Kat Howard
This blog has been running longer than any relationship I’ve ever been in, so I’m pretty damn proud of that. I could wax poetic about commitments and writing and all that jazz, but I am not sure what I could say that wouldn’t sound pretentious. Instead, here are some of my favorite posts from the … More Two Year Blog Anniversary!
Originally posted on Around the World in 80 Books:
In which 80 Books Blog discusses and debates hot topics in publishing. This week, we talk bloggers, reviews, and the strained relationship with authors. “Really, Hagrid, if you are holding out for universal popularity, I’m afraid you will be in this cabin for a very long time.” –Albus Dumbledore,…
My blog is one-year-old today! I actually committed to something! This has never happened before with any hobby I have attempted (scrap-booking, blogging in the high school, electric guitar…). It’s weird and exhilarating. Having this blog takes my mind off work and gives me a platform to express myself. When I first started this blog I … More Happy First Birthday!
In my new shoes, I tower over men and women alike. The three inch, chunky gray rubber heels on the underside of soft soles and black swede construction are comfortable and make me feel like a 5′ 10″ pale Amazonian goddess. I can see down the entire tunnel between the 6th Ave L Station and the 7th Ave 123. … More Small Spaces