Katie in the Middle

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Tue Oct 14

nbcparksandrec:

On this day, three years ago, Donna and Tom introduced the world to “Treat Yo Self Day.”

Life has never been the same.

holyguacamolly

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Thu Oct 2

abstractoctopus:

buildingaladder:

surisburnbook:

royalwatcher:

Obviously all these people are here to meet me, not you two.  

Princess Estelle of Sweden is conducting the business of the land now. What exactly is the business of the land of Sweden? Exporting ice? Being adorable? Ikea?

I love it when SBB throws it up for Princess Estelle.  

This might be my all time favorite princess.

#sweden #jay

Wed Oct 1
mar-see-ah:

What I Read in September
Ayiti by Roxane Gay
A Thousand Pounds fo Dynamite by Adam Higginbotham
The Moonlight Palace by Liz Rosenberg
Tiny Beautiful Things by Cheryn Strayed
The Round House by Louise Erdrich
Throne of Glass by Sarah J. Maas
Crown of Midnight by Sarah J. Maas
Heir of Fire by Sarah J. Maas
Alias Grace by Margaret Atwood
Roxane Gay writes so realistically. Love her. 
The Round House was something I kept meaning to pick up and I’m so glad I finally did. Part mystery, party history, part family drama, all interesting and well written.
A Thousand Pounds of Dynamite isn’t a book so much as a long article or a novella, but I did have to pay for it on amazon, so it counts. I really enjoyed the real life story of the bombing of a casino and how they almost got away with it - and how it unraveled.
I don’t know if I’m too old for Tiny Beautiful Things, or if I’ve read too much of it on the internet already, but… meh.
The Throne of Glass series I read because book bloggers were going crazy about it and I did enjoy it (badass female assassin and a crazy mythology? YES.) but I felt it was not as well done as the Grave Mercy series (heavy foreshadowing, not A+ writing). AND. I didn’t realize that there will be a fourth book, so I spent the last half of Heir of Fire wondering how it was all going to wrap up in half a book - which, obviously, it didn’t. Which made me glad. I hate a rush job. 
Moonlight Palace taught me so much about colonialism and feeling lost and 1920s Singapore. 
Alias Grace, such an interesting way to do historical fiction. And the use of the unreliable narrator was perfect. The men acting as they did, and interacting with Grace in the ways they did… so well done. 
Books in 2014: 77. On pace for: 102.
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mar-see-ah:

What I Read in September

  1. Ayiti by Roxane Gay
  2. A Thousand Pounds fo Dynamite by Adam Higginbotham
  3. The Moonlight Palace by Liz Rosenberg
  4. Tiny Beautiful Things by Cheryn Strayed
  5. The Round House by Louise Erdrich
  6. Throne of Glass by Sarah J. Maas
  7. Crown of Midnight by Sarah J. Maas
  8. Heir of Fire by Sarah J. Maas
  9. Alias Grace by Margaret Atwood

Roxane Gay writes so realistically. Love her. 

The Round House was something I kept meaning to pick up and I’m so glad I finally did. Part mystery, party history, part family drama, all interesting and well written.

A Thousand Pounds of Dynamite isn’t a book so much as a long article or a novella, but I did have to pay for it on amazon, so it counts. I really enjoyed the real life story of the bombing of a casino and how they almost got away with it - and how it unraveled.

I don’t know if I’m too old for Tiny Beautiful Things, or if I’ve read too much of it on the internet already, but… meh.

The Throne of Glass series I read because book bloggers were going crazy about it and I did enjoy it (badass female assassin and a crazy mythology? YES.) but I felt it was not as well done as the Grave Mercy series (heavy foreshadowing, not A+ writing). AND. I didn’t realize that there will be a fourth book, so I spent the last half of Heir of Fire wondering how it was all going to wrap up in half a book - which, obviously, it didn’t. Which made me glad. I hate a rush job. 

Moonlight Palace taught me so much about colonialism and feeling lost and 1920s Singapore. 

Alias Grace, such an interesting way to do historical fiction. And the use of the unreliable narrator was perfect. The men acting as they did, and interacting with Grace in the ways they did… so well done. 

Books in 2014: 77. On pace for: 102.

I write reviews of all my books on GoodReads! Be my friend there.

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Wed Sep 17

grofjardanhazy:

Evolution of the Desk (1980-2014)

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Tue Sep 16
abstractoctopus:

I love this every time. Once in college, this girl who was supposed to be in our group never showed up, never emailed anyone, and never met to work on the project when we got together. On the day of the presentation, we didn’t even know who she was and she tried to stand up there with us. We told her to sit back down.

Sarah…. This is you!

abstractoctopus:

I love this every time. Once in college, this girl who was supposed to be in our group never showed up, never emailed anyone, and never met to work on the project when we got together. On the day of the presentation, we didn’t even know who she was and she tried to stand up there with us. We told her to sit back down.

Sarah…. This is you!

(Source: abyss-0f-1nsanity)

Sun Sep 14
Fri Aug 29
abstractoctopus:

GPOY

abstractoctopus:

GPOY

(Source: icatmeme)

Sun Aug 17

Love this

sitnexttolynn:

What a great look and the wall is decorated with rubber floor mats that were sanded and spray painted.  People are clever.

Thu Jul 31
haygirlhay:

A well-timed email from the perfect slouchy tee heavens reminded me it’s time to replenish my supply of everlane. The quality and feel easily compete with Alexander Wang, LNA, KAIN label, etc for the non-insane price of 20ish American dollars. Did you hear that?
Plus they’ve expanded their line a LOT and I might die without the sweatshirts. 

haygirlhay:

A well-timed email from the perfect slouchy tee heavens reminded me it’s time to replenish my supply of everlane. The quality and feel easily compete with Alexander Wang, LNA, KAIN label, etc for the non-insane price of 20ish American dollars. Did you hear that?

Plus they’ve expanded their line a LOT and I might die without the sweatshirts. 

Fri Jul 18