Bookish (And Not So Bookish) Thoughts: April 13, 2016

April 13, 2016 Bookish (And Not So Bookish) Thoughts 13

Happy Wednesday, Bookworms!

It’s fast becoming my favorite day of the week thanks to the nonsensical roundup that is Bookish (And Not So Bookish) Thoughts hosted by Bookishly Boisterous. These are the most fun posts for me to write, I hope you guys enjoy them too!


ONE: I’m leaving for Cincinnati tomorrow! I don’t normally tell y’all before I embark on a trip because it’s supposedly a rather unsafe thing to do, letting people know your home will be unattended. But. My home will not be unattended. Hubs will be home because I’m doing my annual girl’s weekend with the Bestie and spoiling my “niece” and “nephew.” I’m pretty stoked. I’ve got an audio book and Hamilton to keep me company, so that 5 hour drive? Piece of cake.

TWO: I’ve been helping the amazing Andi of Estella’s Revenge and Heather of Capricious Reader prepare cheerleading teams for Dewey’s 24 Hour Readathon. Those two deserve medals because organizing this event is a labor of love. Emphasis on labor. I named all the teams after birds just so I could captain Team Penguin. Put a (flightless) bird on it.

THREE: Every once in a great while I’ll get a hateful blog comment from a random internet person telling me that I don’t get the “beautiful love story” that is Lolita (gag) or that The Color Purple is evidence Alice Walker’s sick mind (bite me.) Rather than allowing the comments to post, I usually just delete them because I don’t have the energy or desire to fight with banana heads online. It’s kind of weird, you’d think that sort of thing would upset me, but I only really get upset when someone says something mean and they actually have a point. (Sometimes I am an idiot, I’ll own it.) That is probably part of the reason I’m afraid to open my big mouth about Dietland. I’m pretty sure I’ll eff it up somehow.

FOUR: My library hold for Carry On by Rainbow Rowell finally came up and I’m loving it. As if there were any doubt, really. I’m trying walk a fine line between savoring the book and finishing before it’s unceremoniously yanked from my Kindle. I say that like it’s a terrible thing, but I actually LOOOOOOVE that I can get library books on my Kindle and that I never get overdue fees.

FIVE: The friend I’m visiting is expecting a baby (#3!) and probably isn’t going to find out the sex before delivery. Which is fine. But have you ever tried to find a gender neutral baby gift? I couldn’t even find a nice yellow ducky sleeper, for heaven’s sake. Guess what, NewBabe? You’re getting books! Get used to it!

So, Bookworms, since today is my Friday, what are your plans for the weekend? 

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13 Responses to “Bookish (And Not So Bookish) Thoughts: April 13, 2016”

  1. Megan M.

    I could never, ever, ever wait until delivery to see what I was having. I do not know how people do that! I’m too impatient.

    Anyone who calls Lolita a love story deserves the banhammer. And now I need to know what you thought of Dietland!

    • Words For Worms

      I don’t know how she manages to not know. I’d want to know immediately. Like I’d probably start asking the doctor if they could tell the minute the stick turned pink. I’ll write about Dietland, I promise. Once it settles a bit more.

  2. Ashley F

    LOL I got a comment on a post I did a few years ago that very politely *joke* questioned my intelligence and sexual orientation. The nice man even included his email address (didn’t post anonymously). I should spam his inbox with kittens because clearly he needs some joy in his life. I usually delete those but I left it this time.

  3. Just me, Vee,

    I love borrowing ebooks from the library, but hate that they get yanked on due date, too. At least with physical books, I could opt to return it late and pay a fine.

  4. Jennine G.

    Have a great trip! I do enjoy these posts of yours. If I could get myself on a better blogging schedule, this is one I’d like to pick up.

  5. Monika (@lovelybookshelf)

    I need to remember to do this prompt next Wednesday, I always enjoy reading them!

    And ughhh on the gender neutral baby clothes (or kids clothes at all). You’d think it’d be far easier to find stuff than it is!

  6. Elizabeth @ Earl Grey Editing

    Yay, Team Penguin! That’s where I’ve been sorted this read-a-thon.

    Putting your opinion out there can be a scary thing. It’s one of the things that held me back from starting my own blog until recently. I hope it works out for you.

  7. Jenny @ Reading the End

    I did that exact thing with Carry On! Only since I purchased my copy (bc I loved Fangirl so so so so so much), I could take all the time in the world. The only limit being my own impatience which BELIEVE YOU ME was considerable. In the end I had some problems with it as a story but passionately loved all the feelings and characters.

    My weekend plans are brunch ‘n’ bonding with my sister and then hopefully some time to bang out some guest posts I rashly promised and now am panicking about actually having to write. :p

  8. shanayatales

    I haven’t read Fangirl yet (I know!), so I am holding off reading Carry On. But they are on my radar.

    Currently, I am reading (and loving) The Raven Cycle from the library, and since these books cannot be renewed, I am racing through them. And normally – 21 days is ample time, just that life is crazy busy these days, hence the struggle with the library check-outs.

    P.S. I love reading these posts (am considering participating from the next one).

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