Saturday, August 29, 2015

Welker, Texas Ranger

Don't mind me, just needed a url for another fantasy football image.


Wednesday, August 5, 2015

The Old Manning and the Sea

Don't mind me. I just need this horribly photoshopped image for my fantasy football team.

Sunday, February 22, 2015

Love-A-Thon: High Five!


Here's the deal. I don't know if I'm interpreting this challenge right. Do I list one thing for each of the five categories? Or 5 things for each category? Then I decided that it's my post and I can do what I want. So I'm going to list 1 thing for each category.

My "High" Fives:

Book: A Court of Thorns and Roses by Sarah J. Maas. THIS BOOK YOU GUYS. The lovely Sarah over at What Sarah Read loaned me her copy last month. I devoured this book in hours. Yes hours. I'll be buying a pretty finished copy when it comes out in May.


Genre: YA retellings. I've read some AMAZING books already this year (including the aforementioned ACOTAR which is based on Tam Lin a/k/a Beauty & the Beast). 2 other favorite retellings coming out this year are Lion Heart by AC Gaughen (sooooo good!) and of course Winter by Marissa Meyer. I can't wait to read Winter when it's released.

Author: Sarah J. Maas. I just can't even pick anyone else. From ACOTAR in May, to Queen of Shadows in September, to The Starkillers Cycle she's writing with Susan Dennard on Tumblr, the girl can do no wrong. Also her hair is glorious and I wish mine looked like hers.

Blogger: A tie between Sarah & Kristina. These two have become "real life" friends. We've engaged in many texts about all kinds of things that aren't even book related at this point. They're my "fairy book-mothers" and have loaned me some awesome books the past few months. Kristina even sent me a baby gift before my little guy was born a few months ago! I absolutely adore these two women.

Bookish Merchandise: I'm IN LOVE with the bookmarks from CraftedVan. I've been using the Guardians of the Galaxy set (particularly Rocket & Baby Groot). Sadly they're currently out of stock, but there are a ton of other bookmarks right now, and they're constantly updating and adding more.
Because dancing Baby Groot is the best thing ever.

Any of your favorites make my list?

Love-A-Thon: Snapshots

Here's the deal. I'm actually more of an e-reader since I have two kids and I always have my phone with me (meaning I always have my books with me). So I really only have this one bookshelf. Sad, I know. But it is home to a quite a few books for such a small bookshelf.




Up on the top of the bookshelf, under the letter "S" are my special edition copies of Pride & Prejudice, Wuthering Heights, and Little Women. They've all been gifts from my husband over the years. He knows me well. ;) The bottom shelf is all of the books I have physical copies of on my TBR. The top shelf is books I love. What you can't see is my collection of classic books (which includes, but is not limited to every book by Jane Austen, my well-loved copy of Gone with the Wind, and the entire series of The Lord of the Rings & The Hobbit). They are on the top shelf, but behind my series books and favorite books. My next house WILL have more room for my books.


And each of my boys have a bookshelf (or at lease a place to keep books as is the case in the baby's room).

Older son's bookshelf:



(Plus more stacked in the top of his closet that he isn't old enough to read yet).

Baby's book bucket:



(I LOVE children's books. He has a whole shelf full in the armoire in his room, plus a HUGE box full in the garage that I'll get out when he gets older).

Thanks for stopping by!

Saturday, February 21, 2015

Love-A-Thon: One Can Only Quote!

It's quote time! Both Sarah & I selected quotes for this post. I picked a quote on friendship and Sarah picked one about love, so we have all the bases covered. ;)


Lindsay: I should really get better about marking quotes in books that I like, but I'm usually in too big of a hurry to keep reading to make that happen. So for my quote, I went way back to one of my favorite childhood books, Charlotte's Web by E.B. White.

Image is from the book. Text was added by me.

Sarah: Leo Tolstoy was a wise man. This quote could not be truer for me.

   


What do you guys think of our quotes? They're both good ones to remember & to live by!

Love-A-Thon: Book Valentines!

Sarah here! Park (from Eleanor and Park) is my book valentine. He's the exact type of boy I would have fallen in love with in high school. He's the embodiment of my teenage self's perfect guy. I adore him. I did some shopping and this is what I got Park for Valentine's Day. Enjoy!


Love-A-Thon: Book Spine Poetry

Both Sarah & I decided to weigh in with book spine poetry this year. Check out both of our "poems" below!

Lindsay: So here's the deal. This is soooo not my strong suit. In fact, I made Sarah do it last year by herself. But I figured, what the heck, I'll give it a go. Here's what I came up with:
 


Dear Mr. Knightley,
Speak / An Echo in the Darkness.
Return to Me / All Our Yesterdays.
If I Stay / I'll Give You the Sun.
I was Here,
Don't Look Back,
Emma 

Sarah: I love this challenge. It was my favorite from last year so I'm super stoked that it's back this year! Here's what I came up with:

Daylight Falls
Behind the Scenes
Under the Lights 

Bright Beyond
The
Dark Expanse 
Of
Broken Skies
And 
Shattered Stars 

*Daylight Falls series by Dahlia Adler
** Bright Beyond series and Broken Skies series by Theresa Kay