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Book Buying Woes

How do you avoid buyer’s remorse when shopping for books? How’s it even possible to feel remorse after buying books?!

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I am uncertain how this is even possible, but I am terrible at buying books. I spend months, even years pining over books and organizing them on my Goodreads shelves according to which books I want to read the most. Yet, when I receive my Barnes & Noble gift cards for my birthday or Christmas, I almost never purchase the books that take the top rank. I celebrated my 26th birthday at the end of…

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The Weekly Squee! (3)

The Weekly Squee! (3) This is an exercise in #positivethinking

The Weekly Squee

The Weekly Squee! is an exercise in positive thinking.

1. Have I told you that I’m re-reading the Harry Potter series? Again? These books have cast a spell on me (har har har!).

2. Fitocracy.comis a cool website and iphone App that marries physical activity with the level-up systems of RPGs. I get to burn calories while simultaneously satisfying my nerdy desires to gain experience points.…

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Writer’s Block Anonymous

Writer’s Block Anonymous

During my freshman year of college, I had one teacher say something to me that, for better or for worse, determined my college career. “This is a well-written piece, and I know of a small, on-campus publication that would love to print it. Have you ever thought about studying English?” The following semester, I disregarded my parents pleas to study business, and I declared a major in English.…

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3 months ago
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That time I did a Follow Friday on a Saturday: Japan!

Yesterday, I did not go to work. I woke up at 9:00 in the morning bathed in warmth and the sun’s rays. It felt like a magnificent Saturday morning. Alas! It was only Friday. This is a much better scenario than thinking the day is Friday, but in reality it’s only Thursday (or worse, Wednesday). I did forget about participating in Follow Friday, but this week’s question was too fun for me to pass…

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4 months ago
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Sorry!

This is a list of things I have not done lately:

  1. Read books. Yep, I admit it! I’ve barely picked up a book since the New Year. What’s my problem, man?
  2. Taken lunch breaks. This is a problem that has existed for over a year. I have a ton of work, even during the slow season, so I feel anxious when my hands are idle. I am actually forcing myself, at this very moment, to take a lunch break by typing…

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5 months ago
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Just My Cup of Tea: A Walk in the Woods

I recently read A Walk in the Woods by Billy Bryson, and I thought it was excellent.

Just My Cup of Tea: A Walk in the Woods

I recently read A Walk in the Woods by Billy Bryson, and I thought it was excellent.

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Is it possible to re-read a series too many times?

Re-reading #HarryPotter I’m wondering, is it possible to re-read a series too many times?

Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone by J.K. Rowling

Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone by J.K. Rowling

I’ve mentioned before (here and here), when the seasons shift from Summer into Autumn, I re-read the Harry Potter series. The crisp air, the Fall colors, and the overcast skies make me think about feasts in the Great Hall, trips to Hogsmeade, and mugs of butterbeer. This year, the hankering to re-read Harry Potter has come two seasons early. I…

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3 months ago
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Just My Cup of Tea: April Showers

Just My Cup of Tea: April Showers

In the north, there often is one week of warm weather early in the year that makes northerners feel irrationally hopeful that spring is around the corner. It usually takes place in March. We start packing away our long johns and bulky sweatshirts…only to be greeted with a porch-full of snow a few days later. Now it’s April, and the true battle for warm weather begins. It snowed last earlier this…

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4 months ago
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There are no happy endings.
Endings are the saddest part,
So just give me a happy middle
And a very happy start.
Shel Silverstein, Every Thing on It (via larmoyante)
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Na Pali Coastline, Hawaii | Randy Payne

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Na Pali Coastline, Hawaii | Randy Payne
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