Currently Obsessed With…You’ve Got Mail

Currently Obsessed With...

You've Got Mail

Ah, You’ve Got Mail. A classic rom-com and one of my personal favorites. It’s so dated with it’s AOL dial-up tones and VCRs but I love that kind of stuff. I think that it’s pointless to try and make something “timeless” and forego making modern references. It is exactly those references to technology and culture in a book that gives a certain personality and awareness. But besides that, You’ve Got Mail is a quirky and enchanting film that makes me want to snuggle up and read Pride and Prejudice. I don’t know what it is about modern interpretations of classics, I’m like a moth to a flame. But let’s be honest, Meg Ryan (aka Kathleen Kelly) is no Elizabeth Bennet – not enough fire but completely enjoyable to watch her awkwardness.

Just a friendly reminder to never judge a book by its cover, or person for that matter. Sound off in the comments if you have seen and loved this nineties gem!


Bout of Books 11.0 Wrap-up

Bout of Books

This read-a-thon went surprisingly well for once! Yeah, yeah, flailing not failing, but I never could help the feeling that I could have read more after Bout of Books was over. But for this go-around I felt strangely focused and simply made time for reading throughout the day. It probably had to do with my extended vacation mentality, get through what you have to do in order to start something you WANT to do. Without further ado, here is the break down…

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Bout of Books 11.0 Playlist Challenge

Bout of Books


The beauty of not creating a TBR is that I could choose anything I wanted to read this morning. I gave myself SOME limitations by only picking from the numerous ARC titles that I still haven’t read OR reviewed <– bad, bad book blogger.

Lately I’ve been reading a lot of science fiction/fantasy so going along that same vein I started…. Continue reading

Love-a-Thon Kickoff Interview Swap with Orchid @ The Haunting of Orchid Forsythia

*throws confetti*

Welcome to the official start of the Book Blogger Love-a-Thon, hosted by Katelyn @ Tales of Books and Bands and Alexa @  Alexa Loves Books! I’m so excited to meet all new book bloggers and share the love around our awesome little community. To kick things off here at My Life in Books, I was paired with a veteran book blogger, Orchid @ The Haunting of Orchid Forsythia to do a interview swap. Check out the great interview answers she gave me and then go visit her blog!

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Currently Obsessed With…Pompeii by Bastille

Currently Obsessed With...

I know that Pompeii by Bastille isn’t new (it was released this time last year) but I can’t get it out of my head. The power of this song is so incredibly moving and inspirational. When I’m having a crap day or just need that extra boost, I turn this song on and crank the volume. I recently found this video of Bastille doing an acoustic version and it blew me away all over again. Thought I’d share!

Anyone else a crazy-I-play-it-all-the-time Pompeii fan like me? If anyone would like to recommend some music similar to Bastille, I’m looking for my next music obsession – let me know in the comments!