Dumb Things Bookworms Do

Make piles of books that will surely one day fall and kill us.

There is no way this WON’T end badly for me, but I refuse to do anything about it.

Buy the more expensive copy because US covers are so much nicer than UK ones.

Hold onto copies of hated classics in case one day we reread them and get what everybody else is talking about.

Yell at each other on Twitter.

Fall in love with very unsuitable people because they read.


Hoard stationary we never use (you know you do this).

Own six months’ worth of Book Depository bookmarks because one day we will colour them in.

Pretend certain YA relationship dynamics aren’t making us feel super awkward.

Feel a weird bond with celebrities who #bookstagram.

Hoard books like trophies.

Read too many series at once until you can’t remember which villain did what injustice. (do we hate him or want to sleep with him? We don’t rememeber! The struggle is real).

Suffer severe disconnection with reality.

Spend hours on Pinterest looking at ‘reading nooks’.

Try to choose a library book with a limited time frame. Panic. Leave with nothing.

Experience a strong desire to threaten family members with physical violence when they interrupt your reading time.

Spend the day following finishing a series finale crying in bed like somebody died.


Read books we know will leave us heartbroken … *whispers* A Monster Calls …

Care about stories more than almost anything else.




August Wrap-Up

This month I did a lot of waitressing and watched a lot of Angel. When I wasn’t doing that, I lay in the sun reading Lenny.

I love Lenny. If you’re not reading it, you should be. I’m begging you. It is helping me figure out what I care about in life.


This month I reviewed: 

Half of a Yellow Sun – Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie

Thoughts: This book blew my mind and shattered my heart. Everybody should read it.

Harry Potter and the Cursed Child – J.K. Rowling, John Tiffany and Jack Thorne

Thoughts: It was so wonderful to have that feeling back.

Sweetbitter – Stephanie Danler

Thoughts: Required reading for women in their twenties.

The podcast of the month was: The Bright Sessions

I also wrote about: 

TTT Rewind: Books I’d Want On A Desert Island


A Library You Could Live In

Brain Food

Lady Memoirs for the SoulLady Memoirs for the Soul

Single Mothers on TV