If I can stop one heart from breaking

Today is the last day of April, which means a bunch of different things!

1. It’s the 1 month anniversary of this blog! Hard to believe that it’s been a month already! I am so enjoying writing this, more than I’ve ever enjoyed a blog before. I’ve written more consistently, I have more followers (always a plus!), and I think my content is better. I think my success is due to finally writing about something that comes as naturally to me as breathing–reading. I hope you’re enjoying it as much as I am!

2. It’s the 10 year anniversary of Mean Girls! Seems silly, I know. But it has always been one of my favorite movies. It’s hilarious and quotable, sure, but it also has a really great message–stop bullying. That’s important! And, of course, the anniversary had to fall on a Wednesday, and you know what that means. On Wednesdays, we wear pink!!




3. Today ends National Poetry Month. As I said yesterday, I’ll probably keep posting poems every once in awhile, but maybe not every day. It has been a fun project, though!

In the spirit of Mean Girls day, and to end NPM, I have one of my favorite poems for you. It is a short one, but one that hangs on the bulletin board in the den as a reminder to try and be kind.

If I can stop one heart from breaking

If I can stop one heart from breaking,

I shall not live in bain;

If I can ease one life the aching,

Or cool one pain,

Or help one fainting robin

Unto his nest again,

I shall not live in vain.

–Emily Dickinson

Anna and the French Kiss

I usually don’t read as much Young Adult fiction as I have been reading. I’m not sure what has gotten into me lately. I stopped reading smutty romances and switched to teenage drama for brain candy. It’s like eating Sour Patch Kids instead of a Snickers.


Anyway…there has been a lot of talk about Stephanie Perkins’ Anna and the French Kiss in the Tumblrsphere, so I had to check it out. It was a little young for my taste, and after the first chapter I almost put it aside in distaste. The language is VERY teenybopper. But, I kept going, because everyone seems to LOVE this book, and I wanted to know why.


I still don’t necessarily get why it’s such a hit, but it’s definitely very cute. Maybe I’m just the wrong demographic for it. The story is about a high school senior who is forced by her parents to go to boarding school in Paris. I get that she doesn’t want to leave her American friends but…come on. P-A-R-I-S. I would have killed to be allowed to spend my senior year abroad. The book is filled with the typical high school drama:  boy drama, girl drama, teacher drama.

I wouldn’t be surprised if they made this into a Mean Girls type movie soon. And for me…it’ll be a DVD rental, not one that I’ll spend booku bucks on tickets and popcorn.