So, um, today is my birthday ... *throws confetti* I'll be celebrating later today with Jared and my parents. Yesterday the celebration kicked off early with book shopping, dinner and a movie. We saw "La La Land" ... Jared suggested it without realizing it's a musical (he hates musicals!). It was a beautiful film! Anyway, … Continue reading Birthday/book swap book haul
Happy 2017, all! I hope everyone had a safe and enjoyable New Year's Eve/Day. On Saturday, Jared and I had a late lunch with his parents (mainly to celebrate my father-in-law's birthday). Then, we spent the evening with friends – eating more food, drinking delicious beverages, playing Jackbox games and laughing ourselves silly. Yesterday was … Continue reading Happy New Year!
Phew! Happy day-after-Christmas to those of you who celebrate the holiday. I'm experiencing a bit of the post-Christmas doldrums, as per usual. I can't remember the last time Dec. 26 fell on a Monday, but it's kind of a bummer – especially since I didn't have today off work like some of you special people. … Continue reading Bookish Christmas gift haul
I've hit a new milestone here at That Book Lady Blog...100 followers! I appreciate all the support and feedback I've received since I began this blog on Sept. 30. This week, I'll be posting an ARC review of "The Good Daughter" by Alexandra Burt and some Christmas goodies. Stay tuned!
Happy Saturday, dear book bloggers. I'm in rather high spirits this morning. Yesterday marked four years since Jared's and my first date. Due to some nasty weather, we weren't able to celebrate with a return trip to the diner and movie theater where it all began, but hopefully we can recreate our first date, as … Continue reading Reading Notes: “Little Women”
And so we come to the end of another week ... a rather eventful one, at that. These past few days have truly stretched my adulting abilities, but I made it through mostly unscathed. The highlight of an otherwise distressing week was book swap last night. Only three of us were present, so it turned into … Continue reading Week in review
Hey, fellow readers! I hope everyone's Monday is relatively drama-free thus far. This past weekend was both productive and enjoyable. I went out to dinner with my Jared and my mother-in-law on Friday. Saturday, I shopped with my mom for necessities and had some long-overdue mother-daughter time. Jared went shopping with his parents for World … Continue reading Weekend recap and some bookish goodness
Hey guys, I have been woefully negligent of my blog the past few days, between personal matters, the World Series, an addictive little novel called "The Girl on the Train," and now a horrific stomachache that woke me up early this morning and continues to wreak havoc. If I'm feeling up to it later today, … Continue reading Quick update
Another week is almost in the books. This past week, I didn't read as much as I'd have liked BECAUSE NLCS PLAYOFFS. Go, Cubs, go. Jared and I are nervously awaiting tonight's Game 6. You can read my husband's thoughts on the playoffs here - he is a lifelong Cubs fan and knows his stuff. (I just … Continue reading Week in review – Oct. 22, 2016
In yesterday's post I slipped in a rather bold declaration: Yes, I plan to write a book. Now I just need to start it. See, I have this bad habit of saying I'm going to do something, and then not doing it. Or I'll start something, and I won't finish it. But I'm telling myself … Continue reading Writer Meme Monday: You should be writing