Wednesday, November 23, 2016

Bookish (And Not So Bookish) Thoughts

1. After the election, I decided I can take out all the library books I want. Although I've returned only one of the six from two weeks ago, I took out three more today. Pictured below, minus An Abundance of Katherines audiobook. So far, I like it better than Paper Towns. p.s. Do all John Green's books feature road trips?
2. I'm obsessed with memoirs. Biography used to be the only nonfiction I would read, but now, I can't get enough. I loved Jen Lancaster's Bitter is the New Black so much I read it twice in one month, and when I saw a row of Jen Lancaster books at the library, I couldn't help myself. The Tao of Martha, about her attempts to live a la Martha Stewart stood out the most to me, so I got that one, but I'll be back! Mennonite in a Little Black Dress also caught my eye, and although it wasn't what I was expecting (prodigal Mennonite daughter moves back home, instead of out), I'm intrigued.

3. I'm picking wedding colors, and it might be as bad as women's dress sizes. Google's "fern green" is David's Bridal's "clover green" and Pantone's "elves dancing merrily green" (okay, I made the last one up). But, seriously, can we all get on the same page? Like, literally.

4. Wedding websites, however, seem to be a charm. I admire the ethos of A Practical Wedding, , but no customizable Squarespace sites for me! The Wedding Knot's prefab wedding sites mean I don't have to think at all, thanks!

5. I'm way behind in NaNoWriMo, and at this point, I've given up hope of reaching 50k words in 30 days. However, I'm determined to surpass 25k (I'm around 22k now), and keep writing at least until 50k or until I finish, which is what I did last year.

6. It's Thanksgiving! I'm thankful for my adorable puppy and my fiance, and so much more. I'm excited to make Marbled Pumpkin Gingersnap Tart from the Smitten Kitchen cookbook, and not have to make anything else!


Anonymous said...

I've read Mennonite in a Little Black Dress and it was terrific - memorably funny!

Laurel-Rain Snow said...

Happy Thanksgiving! I love memoirs, and have been reading more lately. (Inspired by Nonfiction November).


Space Station Mir said...

@booksaremyfavouriteandbest--Great to hear, I'm looking forward to Mennonite in a Little Black Dress!

@Laurel-Rain Snow-Thanks, hope you had a good one! Interested to see what memoirs you're reading!