Thursday, January 21, 2016

Thoughts of the Bookish & Non-Bookish Variety

Happy Thursday, friends! As usual, Iʻm bringing yʻall some bookish and not-so-bookish thoughts today and linking up with Christine over at Bookishly Boisterous.

1. I went to the library today and definitely spent way too much time there. How do I know? I know because I came home with way too many books (see the picture above). Those arenʻt even all the books that I got! Not pictured are the books that I picked out for the baby and the book that I was reading while simultaneously taking the picture. No such thing as too many books, right?

2. Today, a poor little cat wandered up the road to our house. The poor cat is blind in both eyes and he looked so scared because the surroundings were unfamiliar. My neighbor was trying to gather him up to take him back down the road where he lives and she was saying that someone made him blind. How sad is that?!

3. Iʻm not really a cat person (because Iʻm allergic, unfortunately), but I am an animal  person and I believe that all animals deserve basic rights such as food, shelter, and someone to love them. Itʻs so  sad that this cat was harmed for whatever reason. Some people definitely should not be allowed around animals. 

4. My biggest reading pet peeve is when someone tries to talk to me while Iʻm reading. Josh has the bad habit of doing that...and so does my grandmother for that matter. And Iʻm just sitting there like ʻCANʻT YOU SEE THAT IʻM READING?!?! SHHHH!!!ʻ Itʻs especially annoying when Iʻm at a really good part of the book or even when Iʻm just really in to the book that Iʻm reading. What are your biggest reading pet peeves?

5. One of my goals this year is to write in my journal more often and Iʻm proud to say that Iʻve been doing a pretty good job at it! Letʻs hope that I keep up this streak.

6. Alan Rickmanʻs passing last week  has really been weighing on my heart. I was so sad to hear of his passing as Iʻm sure millions of other Potter fans were as well. Of course, I didnʻt know Alan Rickman personally but I feel like I grew up knowing him, primarily as Snape but also in his other films as I got older. I find comfort in knowing that he was so loved and that his memory will live on...always.

7. I am so stoked about Cinnamon Bun oreos! I want them so bad. 

8. Honey made her first trip to the library today and she loved it! I am so glad that she enjoys reading and that this is something that weʻll be able to share (hopefully) her whole life.

9. Iʻm currently reading The Walls Around Us by Nova Ren Suma and it is so so interesting so far! I am super glad that I picked it up. I have a feeling that this is going to be one of those books that I just wonʻt be able to put down...which may or may not be a good thing.

10. Weʻre also reading Harry Potter as a family. Weʻre only on Sorcererʻs Stone right now, but weʻre planning on going through the whole series together. Josh has never read the Harry Potter books and itʻs never to early to introduce a kid to the Harry Potter series! 


  1. Dang! That's a lot of books from the must be a super duper speedreader! I would never have enough time to read that many books before having to return them. Enjoy!!!

    1. Haha...I am definitely not a speed reader...just a crazy book hoarder! I am a stay at home mom of a six month old, though, so I have some time to read...hopefully Iʻll actually finish all of these before itʻs time to return ʻem!

  2. Haha, love the library book haul! :-) Also, those Oreos sound amazing! I'm in love with the Cookie Dough ones.

    1. Iʻve been wanting to try the Cookie Dough ones for forever but they never have them at my grocery store! I am a huge fan of the birthday cake vanilla ones, though.