Predict my life in books tag

For the SECOND TO LAST post of NaBloPoMo, I'm getting a tad bit slap-happy. I found this tag on a quick WordPress search because I needed an I-don't-know-what-to-blog-about-today tag, and it is just silly enough to be exactly what I need. Here goes: SOULMATE: I've never really been one to fall in love with fictional… Continue reading Predict my life in books tag


Bookish things I’m thankful for

Happy Thanksgiving! Before I stuff myself with food and drink and remain in a stupor for the rest of the day, I want to make a list of things I'm thankful for, within the boundaries of the bookish theme of my blog. And here they are: Finally having (almost) enough shelf space for my home… Continue reading Bookish things I’m thankful for


“Inside Out” book tag

Kristina Horner made this tag on her channel a while ago, and I've been wanting to do it on here ever since. It's based on the movie "Inside Out," which I LOVE. (I recently added a Sadness vinyl figure to adorn one of my shelves, and now I kinda want a Joy to match.) Here… Continue reading “Inside Out” book tag

Other bookish fun

Exploring My Bookshelves: favorite shelf

For NaBloPoMo I'm going to be needing some help coming up with daily post ideas. So I'll be participating in the "Exploring My Bookshelves" meme, a weekly prompt made every Friday by Addlepates and Book Nerds (check it out for instructions on how to participate!). This week's topic is "your favorite bookshelf." Here is a photo of mine: This… Continue reading Exploring My Bookshelves: favorite shelf

Other bookish fun

Home library tour

Ladies and gentlemen, my home (apartment) library! This is one of my favorite things about living here, so I figured I would document it (because I don't know how much longer I will be living here). I've got about 550 books here on the shelves pictured; others are still being stored at my parents' house. Click… Continue reading Home library tour


Rose Recommends: September | 2 recent reads

Hi. So I'm starting a new series of blog posts called "Rose Recommends," because I do not review every book that I read. I don't review every book for two main reasons: 1. time, and 2. sometimes I just don't have anything interesting to say about a book. Also, if it's not a very well-known… Continue reading Rose Recommends: September | 2 recent reads


City Lights Books

This past April, I checked off a bookstore from my "bookstore buck list" (a list I haven't actually written down, but hey, there's another post idea!). This was City Lights Books in San Fransisco, California. This bookstore is known for being the hub of the beatniks of the 1950s, most famously Alan Ginsberg and Jack… Continue reading City Lights Books

Bookshops, Rants & Reflections

Friendship and bookstores, from Prairie Lights to City Lights

Iowa City, Iowa. The location of the infamous Iowa Writer's Workshop. Also the location of Prairie Lights Bookstore, a charming, 3-story bookstore (with coffee shop) where I reunited with a friend I hadn't seen in over a year. Both being book lovers, and Iowa City being (kinda, sorta, actually not at all) equidistant from our… Continue reading Friendship and bookstores, from Prairie Lights to City Lights