Comfy Read

If I were more photogenic, you’d get a super cute picture of me, curled up in a blanket in my favorite reading spot, with a topknot and a cup of coffee. Some kind of pinterest/tumblr/instagram type shit.

Instead, you get a picture of Pride and Prejudice hanging out in said reading spot. Sorry guys. I’m lame today.

Also, it’s like 90 degrees today. In October. Welcome to Dallas in the fall.

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This Gives Me Feels

I know I know. This post is supposed to be about books that make you cry, like The Fault in our Stars. But when have I ever done a post correctly?

Or, even read a book “correctly”…

It always infuriates me when people use that quote, “Whatever our souls are made of, his and mine are the same.” Generally, it’s used in a mushy, lovestruck way. You see it on pretty, flowery Pinterest posters all the time.

Taken out of context, sure it sounds lovely.

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But, contrary to everyone’s believe, Wuthering Heights is NOT a lovely book. It’s NOT a romance novel from long ago. Quite the opposite really.

Catherine and Heathcliff were terrible people. They lived to tear everyone in their world apart. The feels I feel for this book? Anger, obviously. Hatred, yes. Despair, certainly.

And yet, I want to read it again. Because that’s the point of literature. To make you feel something so strongly, that even if it’s a horrible feeling…you must feel it again, just to understand it. You must have it make sense.

And Wuthering Heights does not make sense to me yet.

Trees of Reverie September Readathon Daily Bookish Challenges Day Five

It’s time to throw a book-themed party!

When I was planning my wedding, I went a little crazy on Pinterest (who doesn’t, right?)

One of the things I came across was an adorable idea for a bridal shower gift and I always wanted to plan a party around it.

Whoever is giving the party finds out the guest of honor’s (bride, mother-to-be, birthday girl, etc) favorite genre. Or, comes up with a specific theme for the party depending on what is appropriate. Maybe love stories for weddings, for example (that’s what I found on Pinterest). Or you could do a dragon-themed birthday party and have everyone bring their favorite fantasy book.

Books are a way more personal gift than picking a gift basket of lotion. It would be fun (at least to me) to be able to share my favorite books with my favorite people!

I have a friend whose sister is throwing her a Harry Potter themed bridal shower soon and I absolutely cannot WAIT to see pictures!