Things Making Me Happy on the Internet This Week (!!!)

Happy Friday, friends! I’m starting to teach summer classes next week, so enjoying my last relatively free days with lots of reading, writing, and a long overdue deep clean of my room. Okay, and lots of browsing through various distractions on the Internet. Here are things making me happy this week.

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Lord Buckethead and this amazing correction on the Buzzfeed article

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The surprising watchability of the Comey testimony… what a time to be alive.

My new summer anthem

Seinfeld episodes from the POV of the girlfriends 

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Julia Fierro’s *important* essay about antidepressants and writing in the New York Times

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Team Darren or Team Gabe Quiz for readers of The Light We Lost by Jill Santopolo 

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Sarah Dessen & Jenny Han & Jennifer E. Smith … Oh my!

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A very happy book blogger, at Books of Wonder last night!

Did you see what I was trying to do there in the title with the Wizard of Oz reference? No? Oh well, moving on with my geeky self. Last night, was like nonsexual YA orgy of amazingness. I got to go to my favorite bookstore and see/meet three favorite authors. The crowd and energy in the room was nuts. I don’t know if I’ve ever seen more folks come out to Books of Wonder before. I got their half an hour early and was apparently the 70th person there … bananas! Continue reading

Top Ten “Grown Up” Books I’ve Recently Added to my TBR List

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If you’ve read this blog before, you know I’m pretty obsessed with all things YA. I don’t think YA is just for teenagers, and when I was a teenager I read way more “grown up” books than I do now – so part of me rejects both categories. But to escape from that tangent, I’ve been reading more adult nonfiction and fiction this year and I like a lot of them. Not the way I like books about teenagers smooching, but I still I like them. Here are some so called “grown up” books that I’m hoping to read in the not-too-distant future. Let me know if you have suggestions on which to start with! Continue reading

Top Ten Most Anticipated Book Releases for the Rest of the Year

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Happy Tuesday! I hope everyone (in America) had a good Memorial Day weekend. I started four different books and am now trying to find time to finish them all. I can’t believe we are almost to June. Where is 2017 going? There are an overwhelming number of books coming out in the next months that I can’t wait to read. Here are ten of them! Continue reading

My Favorite Quotes from Everything, Everything by Nicola Yoon

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I fell in love with Nicola Yoon’s writing when I read her debut novel Everything, Everything. And I LOVE Amandla Stenber, who’s playing Madeline in the movie. So, now that my sister’s wedding craziness is over, I’m extremely pumped to see this adaptation. Depending on how much writing and lesson planning I get through this morning, I’m hoping to see it this afternoon or perhaps tomorrow. In anticipation and celebration, here are my favorite quotes from the book (you’ll notice a fair number of them contain the word everything):  Continue reading

Ten Beach Reads Actually Set at the Beach

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Hi friends! After a late night flight back from California I’m a little sleepy today. Thanks to everyone who sent good vibes for my sister’s wedding in Big Sur over the weekend. The weather was unusually good for this time of year and everything was beautiful. Hope to get some pictures up soon. With my Maid of Honor duties behind me and Memorial Day coming up in a few days, it really feels like the beginning of summer. Crossing my fingers that I get a little beach time in this season. Here are ten books set at the beach that would be perfect to read lying in the sand, listening to the waves. Continue reading

Blog Vacation + Actual Vacation + Sister’s Wedding (asdfgh!!!!)

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Hi friends! I wanted to get some posts prescheduled, but it didn’t happen! And in just 6 short hours I’m going to wake up, head to the airport, and go to the most beautiful place on earth (Big Sur!) to have lots of family time, be inspired by nature, and watch my sister get married. I better get packing/sleeping! Will be back blogging again next week.

xoxo