The Weekly Update: 3/26/17

First of all, I want to give a big, giant thank you to everyone who commented last week! I didn't even go around commenting on other Sunday Posts myself and instead waited for you all to come to me first because I was worried my post might be too long or make other people uncomfortable, and I didn't want anyone to feel obligated to comment. But you all came and commented anyway and just further...
 

The Weekly Update: 3/19/17 + A Personal Note about Chronic Illness

My Weekly Update posts are always personal since I usually update you all about my life, but today's is going to be even more personal than usual. I've mentioned a few times on my blog that I have a chronic illness. I generally don't like to specify it as CFS/ME partly because, thanks to the awful name (chronic fatigue syndrome), people tend to think, "Oh, so you're tired? I'm tired too. Just...
 

The Weekly Update: 3/12/17

Another week with no news. Since I'm going to be moving in a couple months, I'm just trying to figure out stuff that I need to figure out and getting anything that I don't actually need right now packed up ahead of time on days that I have the energy. Which is no day, to be honest, because I've been even more exhausted than usual lately. I've also had a really hard time concentrating, so I've...
 

The Weekly Update: 2/5/17

Ugh, why has it been so cold?! My tiny little space heater cannot keep up! Also, the only warm shoes I have are boots, and I can't wear those with sweatpants because that looks weird. It's a real problem lol. Anyway, I had some fun and educational dreams last week! It was a nice change from the usual weird ones. In one of them I got to dance! The person I was dancing with in the dream was kind of...
 

The Weekly Update: 1/29/17

There was some crazy weather earlier this week! 26mph winds. Tornado warnings. Freaking tornado warnings. I don't live somewhere that gets tornadoes. As a kid, the idea of tornadoes completely terrified me because I always felt like, what do you even do? Where do you go? You can't prepare for that! But seriously, I'm used to rain, thunderstorms, whatever. But where the hell did all this, just,...
 

Discussion: Why I Love Book Playlists

So, in case you didn't get this from the post title, I love book playlists. You know, playlists of songs that authors or readers create that are either inspired by the book or go with the book. I even make them myself sometimes (though, admittedly, I haven't made any for a while). And because I love them so much (also because I've been listening to one in particular a lot lately), I thought it'd...
 

The Weekly Update: 1/1/17

Happy New Year, everyone! Does anyone else think it's kind of awesome that the first day of the new year falls on a Sunday? I still consider Sundays to be the start of the week (even though it seems that Monday has become the new start of the week for most people for some reason), so I think it's cool. But anyway... I have to admit that my year isn't off to a very good start. I still have tennis...
 

The Weekly Update: 11/27/16

So did everyone have a good Thanksgiving? And did anyone go out on Black Friday? I take that back, if you did you probably won't be able to answer my question since you've probably been trampled and lost some fingers and therefore cannot type (unless you use your nose or elbow, but that's harder than it sounds). I've actually still not been feeling well. I'm just so overexhausted and run down....
 

Book Review: Tone Deaf by Olivia Rivers

Ali, a former child prodigy at piano, has been deaf, using ASL and lip reading to get by, for seven years. But when her best friend drags her to a concert for a band whose music Ali has never even heard, she ends up winning the raffle to go backstage and meet the leader singer, Jace. Their first meeting doesn't go well, but, when he asks her to come back the next day and then notices her bruises,...
 

The Weekly Update: 5/1/16

So I've been really stressed and tired and a little out of it lately, but I actually had a pretty good week both on and off the blog. And the comments I've gotten this week on the discussion post have been off the chain! (I've never used that phrase before, seemed like fun to give it a try. How'd I do?) Seriously though, I love when discussion posts turn into actual discussion. You guys are the...