Hey there! We’re back with another round of some interesting reads and recipes I’ve come across recently. Enjoy!
- This read about gay sex in YA was a really interesting read.
- I think being creative is pretty important! Here are some cool ways to add creativity to your life.
- I liked this article about the invisibility of older women.
- I never find anything interesting in the books I come across.
- Want to know the secrets of an art thief? Here they are.
- I don’t exercise a lot, but when I do, it tends to be for shorter periods of time. Mostly because I’m out of shape, and I can only handle 10 to 15 minutes at a time before I get tired, but maybe I’ve been onto something this whole time.
- Seeing these castle hotels in the U.K. really make me want to travel!
- Speaking of travel, Salem seems like a pretty cool place to go to.
- A silent reading party sounds intriguing but a little nerve-racking.
- Working in a photo lab has to be interesting and a little weird. Can you imagine the pictures they’ve seen?
- If you grew up in the 90’s, you’ll probably love this list put together by Buzzfeed.
- You know it’s Lent when fish sandwiches starting popping up at every fast food place. Here’s a history on that, if you’re interesting.
- Does anyone else have a love-hate relationship with self-checkout?
- Here are some really cool photos: Frozen Lakes|I don’t think I’ve ever seen photos this interesting
- Now that I think about, trade schools were never pushed when I was in high school.
- As much as I love books, I’m totally fine with not keeping them.
- Are we sure this is a bookstore and not a library? Either way, it’s pretty cool.
- Let’s be kind to others, we never know what they might be going through.
- Here’s a list of 10 podcasts to check out if you’re in a reading slump.
- Recently, I’ve made: Chicken Enchilada Rice Casserole|Slow Cooker Guinness Pot Roast|Chicken Tamale Casserole|Salmon Teriyaki|Dr Pepper Pulled Pork|Irish Guinness Beef Stew
That’s all for today, and I hope you have a great weekend!
It’s time for another edition of Around The Internet, where I share some of the cool things I find on the internet. It’s a long one but there’s been a lot of interesting things I’ve come across.
- This article about a gardener killing people from beyond the grave was not what I expected.
- I never really thought about what Mardi Gras does to New Orleans but this article does a great job about talking about it.
- I tend to eat really similar things for lunch- some combination of chicken, rice and a vegetable, so I can definitely relate to this article.
- Reading about veterans committing suicide in VA parking lots made me sad and angry that they’re not getting the help they need and deserve.
- Here’s another interesting read: what we don’t talk about when we talk about serial killers.
- Hobbies are definitely important, and it’s why I’m glad I crochet. Also, I like crocheting, but I also don’t want to start selling it.
- This week in photos: 2019 Sony World Photography Shortlist|These photos make me want to play that one snowy level of Mario Kart|One Woman Used Her IPhone to turn her commute into some pretty awesome photos|The Loneliest Road In America|
- I liked this read about anger and irritability as signs of depression.
- Here are 10 facts about the Library Of Alexandria. On a related note, I really like the Great Library series by Rachel Caine
- I’ve been to quite a few book signings, and #10 is the one question that comes up pretty much every single time.
- I don’t usually buy greeting cards for people, but it is fun looking at them.
- Sometimes I read recipe introductions, sometimes I don’t. But they’re still pretty important.
- I can’t imagine being a kid, and knowing your whole is online.
- Re-usable bottles are everywhere now.
- This sounds like a fun DIY project: Decorating Trays With Adult Coloring Pages
- I use a combination of Goodreads, a spreadsheet, and the blog to track and journal what I read. It’s always interesting to see how people keep track of their reading.
- Friends Of The Library are pretty awesome, and I’m pretty sure the books I’ve donated to the library over the last year or so have ended up on their bookstore shelves.
- The only book in the children’s/YA realm I can think of that discusses periods is Are You There, God? It’s Me, Margaret by Judy Blume. Books don’t really bring it up, do they? They definitely should.
- If you like hot sauce, you’ll love the history of hot sauce in America.
That’s all for today, and I hope today is a great one for you!
It’s time for another edition of Around The Internet! It’s been a while and I seem to be doing these about once a month or so, so it’s about time for another one. There’s all kinds of interesting stuff out there, so I might be doing another sooner than expected.
- Laundromat Story Time is a brilliant idea. I know I get a lot of reading done at the laundromat, and there are a lot of families in there, so I think it’s a cool idea.
- Keeping up with series can definitely be challenging, but I get to them when I get to them, and hope I remember what the heck is going on.
- Book people seem to have a lot of thoughts on Marie Kondo: like how she doesn’t want you to throw your books away|loving books and still agreeing with Marie Kondo|3 reasons to KonMari Your Books Away
- Well, this was a trip down memory lane.
- I really love a good playlist, especially when it comes from authors.
- I can’t imagine being allergic to corn…or anything. I feel grateful that I have no allergies. None that I know of, anyway.
- Unfortunately, this is something all women can relate to.
- I will never understand why A Court Of Thorns And Roses is in YA section, because it is so not YA. But this blog post makes a lot of really good points.
- It’s been ages since I’ve read Harry Potter fanfic, but this list makes me want to start reading it again.
- I’m always adding stuff to my wishlist for my apartment: starting with this dinnerware|book decor
- Libraries are pretty awesome! And funny.
- This week in: You had one job.
- These photos are pretty cool.
- I liked this article about grief|Speaking of grieving, I also thought this article about not telling kids their mom was dying was interesting
- Here’s some recipes I made recently: Slow Cooker Baked Bean Soup|Ritz Chicken Casserole|Thick And Creamy Seafood Chowder|Korean Beef Rice Bowls
That’s all for today. I hope it’s a good one for you!
It’s time for another edition of around the internet, where I share some of the cool and interesting stuff I stumble across on my internet adventures. I hope everyone is having a great New Year so far! Mine’s going pretty well so far (better than last year, at any rate) and I hope it stays that way. Not just for me, but for everyone reading this!
- I need these Harry Potter blankets. Like, all of them.
- Here are the 30 best YA books of 2018, according to Paste Magazine.
- I liked this article about what male writers get wrong about teenage girls.
- These “crop circles” look pretty cool.
- I never really thought about how the results of sending your DNA off to sites like Ancestry can be a huge shock.
- Here is 2018 in pictures, courtesy of the New York Times. On a related note, here’s National Geographic’s 2018 photo contest winners.
- The next time someone asks me if I sell my stuff on etsy, I should show them them article about how everything is not a side hustle. I honest-to-goodness could do a whole rant about why people asking to buy a crochet item is really irritating. I won’t but I could.
- These photos are pretty amazing.
- And these pictures are why I love cats.
- If I had to swear on a book, it would be Harry Potter.
- I loved this cheesy ham and potato casserole! Also, these pizza pinwheels are pretty good, and so is this split pea soup. Oh,and I liked this ham and bean soup too. I had some leftover ham from Christmas I wanted to use up, so I’ve been cooking up a storm.
That’s all for today! I hope it’s a great one for you!
I feel like I haven’t done one of these in a while, so I figured it was time for another one! Here’s some cool stuff I found over the last few months.
I hope everyone enjoys their day!
It feels like forever since I’ve done one of these! It’s probably been around a month or so, but it feels like a lot has happened since then.
- These libraries are amazing and it makes me want to go on a trip where all I do is visit libraries.
- This list of people that inspire Americans is interesting and not surprising. Well, for the most part. I’ll admit, there were a couple that surprised me. But overall, it wasn’t a surprise.
- These photographs are interesting and they make me want to take a road trip!
- I really like the parts of history that we never learn in school, and these moments from US history are really interesting.
- If you like romance novels, this list of critical texts about the genre is worth checking out.
- On a related note, here are 10 reasons why people read romance novels.
- I agree that there is something really cool about not finishing a book. I feel like it’s made me a better reader.
- Also, it is good to weed through your TBR every once in a while. Sometimes, I end up realizing that I no longer want to read that one book that sounded really cool from 3 years.
- As someone who’s short, I can confirm that having a step stool is a pretty important thing to have. It saves me from climbing a lot of counters.
- This Harry Potter-inspired luggage makes me want to start traveling.
- I love these photographs taken inside of musical instruments.
- These notes describing things at a thrift shop are really funny.
- Libraries are amazing, magical places.
- This is a really cool project– conserving sounds like rotary phones and typewriters.
- It was fun to see the history behind these commonly used phrases.
- This art installment looks pretty cool.
- The Polaroid OneStep Camera goes digital.
- I really like this post about romance novels not being junk food.
- This open letter to fanfiction really speaks to me.
- I think I’m going to have to try all of these coffees.
- I’m glad I’m not the only one who checks out cookbooks from the library. It’s a great way to see if I like a cookbook enough to buy a copy.
- I don’t read a lot of webcomics, but I think I might check some of these out.
- If you like all things pumpkin and Trader Joe’s, I have a list for you.
- Here is a map with the food your state hates the most…except some of these aren’t actually foods. I’m looking at you, Virginia and Illinois. I’m sorry, I just don’t get why dabbing pizza grease with a napkin and biting string cheese are considered food. I’d understand really greasy pizza but biting string cheese? I’m just confused.
That’s all for today, and I hope you have a great week!
Hello! Since it’s been a while, I thought I’d do another post where I share some of the interesting things I’ve found on the internet.
- As someone who doesn’t have a smartphone, I can relate to this article about not having one. Sometimes, it would come in handy, but for the most part, I manage fine without one.
- I have a few magnetic bookmarks, and I love them! These magnetic bookmarks are really cool.
- I wouldn’t be surprised if bacteria became completely resistant to hand sanitizer. I know people use it a lot, but my hands always feel dirty and gross and not clean when I use it, so I pretty much don’t use it unless I have no other choice.
- This National Geographic article about the science of sleep is interesting.
- Normally, I think of winter as a time when people may struggle emotionally, but it makes sense that people would feel the same way during the summer.
- I don’t know if it’s just me, but it does seem like there have been a lot of food recalls lately.
- This article about the killing of Nia Wilson was an interesting read.
- I liked this article about the ethics of true crime.
- And this one about life as a psychopath.
- As a Potterhead, I can so relate to this article about loving Harry Potter.
- If you like stationary, this is the post for you. I’m trying to fight the urge to run out and buy all of them.
- I used to love Lurlene McDaniel as a kid.
- The concept of food halls are interesting.
- I’ve been super-excited about the adaptation of To All The Boys I’ve Loved Before, and it’s super cute. I’m hoping the rest of the series will get adapted as well. Also, I love this interview with Jenny Han.
- I’ve made a lot of lemonade this summer, and I think I’ve found some new lemonade ideas to try out.
- Anytime I see a post or article about podcast recommendations, I always tell myself that I’m going to check them out…and then never do it. Here’s a couple that sound interesting.
- I’ve made bread a few times, and I always seem to have a hard time with- it’s never as good as I think it’s going to be, but not only is this bread easy, it’s also really good. It reminds me of the bread you get at Panera as a side (and yes, I’m that person who gets a side of bread with their sandwich). I normally try to avoid using the oven during the summer, but this bread is worth it.
- And this white chicken chili is really good too!
That’s all I have for today, and I’ll be back with another one of these posts soon!
Well, it’s time for another round of Around The Internet, where I share some of the really cool things I’ve seen on the internet.
- I could have sworn I had shared this list of space-saving bookshelves, but it’s something to consider.
- It’s pretty easy to find good fish tacos here in San Diego, but this Fish Taco Bowl does sound really good right now.
- It’s interesting to see why people don’t use star ratings on goodreads.
- When it’s finally cool enough to use the oven and not die of heat, I plan on making this meatball parmesan casserole.
- It would be interesting to see a lot of these books as some sort of tv show.
- I don’t listen to audiobooks often enough, but I really need to start listening to the audio books I get from audible. There are great things about print/e-books and audio, but at least there are different formats to fit what’s going on in my life. I do like listening to audio books when I crochet and on my commute to work.
- The library tends to be my default when I need to donate books, but it’s good to know there are other options.
- I really love these pictures of bioluminescent plankton.
- Airports are very interesting places indeed.
- Lemon bars sound really good right now.
- Speaking of food, unsalted tends to be my go-to because you can always add more salt, but you can’t take salt out.
- I may have to try out some of these recipes– summer is when my crock-pot gets used the most, but I like the idea of recipes that require no cooking.
- I want, like, all of these tote bags.
- In general, I tend to be in the camp go with whatever scents you like, but it is interesting that I am both a Gemini, and a fan of lavender. It’s an interesting idea, pairing scents with astrology.
- I really like a lot of these book holders. I’m pretty sure I’d only use a cookbook holder, but they’re still cool to look at!
- I don’t know if I could keep my goodreads TBR shelf at 100 books, but I’m impressed with people who can. I do go through it occasionally and get rid of books I no longer want to read. And this year, I’ve been pretty good about actually reading books on it, so it feels like it’s getting smaller.
- If you’re a Murderino, you’ll probably like this list of books recommended by the hosts of My Favorite Murder. I love My Favorite Murder, and I totally recommend it if you like true crime and comedy.
- I love my local library, and I’d be lost without it. I completely agree with this blog post about how useful libraries are. I can’t say that I’m surprised that someone would write an article about how getting rid of libraries would save taxpayers money, but they always seem to be written by 1- someone who’s never worked in a library and 2- someone who’s privileged enough to not need the resources of the library.
- I disagree with some of the frozen foods some of these editors won’t buy since it seems so much easier to buy frozen pizza and tv dinners for when I don’t want to cook and don’t have any leftovers to eat. I think the only frozen bread I’ve seen is garlic bread…and I don’t get the obsession with Halo Top that people seem to have. Especially since they use the fact that it’s low-calorie to eat the whole container, which makes no sense at all. But whatever floats your boat, I guess.
- As a medical receptionist, I complete agree with #9 and #13. Also #24. I could do a whole post about those points specifically (as well as some other things I see often). I mean, I won’t, but I could. I think this list is something to think about.
Until next time, everyone!
It’s time for another edition of around the internet, where I share some of the cool and interesting things I find on the internet.
- It seems like spoilers are a very heated topic of conversation, and while I respect other people’s wishes as far as spoilers go, I tend to agree with posts like this one.
- As someone who loves roller coasters, this is actually scary.
- I never really thought about the menus of chain restaurants before, but it’s interesting to think about.
- I really am fascinated with New Adult, and I’m glad I’m not the only one who wants more characters my age!
- As someone who now lives in an apartment, I’m going to have to get creative with shelving any print books I buy.
- These underwater photographs are pretty cool.
- I also loved seeing these photographs from a bookstore in France.
- Well, this is a case of karma.
- I’ve been crocheting a lot lately, and I really liked this post about crafting for a cause, as well as this post about books for crocheters.
- I love coffee, and I liked this article about the right amount of coffee you should be drinking.
- In book challenging news, some police officers in South Carolina are challenging The Hate U Give and All-American Boys on a summer reading list.
- I have yet to decorate my apartment, but this blog post has some cool stuff.
- I can relate to not rating a lot of books 5 stars. Though I admit to missing the days when every book was awesome and amazing, and that doesn’t seem to happen as much.
- I might have to check out some of the podcasts on this list of podcasts to check out.
- As a short person, I really need to learn how to hem up my pants, and this tutorial seems easy enough.
- This is pretty old news at this point, but I was sad to see that Anthony Bourdain had passed away. I haven’t read anything by him, but this list seems like a good place to start.
That’s all for now, but I’m sure I’ll be back with another one of these posts soon!
I thought I’d do another one of these, since I had a lot of fun putting the last one together. I’m not sure how often I’ll be doing these, but probably when I have a bunch of really cool things I want to share.
- I loved this list of bookish things one should do by the ripe old age of 35.
- I really need to check out some of these books about Tudor England. As much as I love the time period, I haven’t read a lot of books on the subject, and it’s been a while since I’ve read anything relating to Tudor England. This list seems like a good starting point.
- This article about tampon use in America is a pretty interesting read.
- I do love a good one-hit wonder, so this playlist should be fun to listen to.
- I loved seeing these perfectly-timed photos.
- And I’m also feeling some ’90’s nostalgia.
- I’m always looking for new podcasts to listen to, so this list could be a great place to start. I’ve been listening to My Favorite Murder a lot, but it’s been a while since I’ve found a new podcast that actually sticks.
- So…apparently I never knew that the vegetable drawers in my fridge had humidity control, so this was pretty informative. Actually, it’s not that I didn’t know, because I always noticed that part of it, I just never knew it was to control humidity.
- I’m going to have to make these cherry chocolate chip cookies before it gets too hot to make cookies.
- Same goes for this pulled pork cornbread casserole.
- Potato wedges also sound good. As does this roasted red pepper and pecan pesto. And while I’m at it, this cream cheese pound cake looks really good.
- Apparently, I’m hungry, because I’m in the mood for some lemon pancakes.
- After I finish eating the stack of blueberry sour cream pancakes I made. They are so good, it’s not even funny.
- I think I’ll finish all of the food with some lemonade. This lemonade recipe is really good, and it makes me wish I could get the lemons from the tree at my grandma’s house.