Tuesday, June 30, 2015

What the Book?! June 30, 2015

Call me a curious little cat, but I'm incredibly intrigued by low-rated books. There's something about them that drags me in and begs the question, "Is it really that bad?" This of course leads too, "If it's really THAT bad, who in the hell thought it was a good enough idea to help the author publish it because surely it took at least one other person's encouragement, support, or backing, RIGHT!?" We may never know for sure (you can probably google it with some authors and books, let's be real.)

This curiosity, though, has led me to start a blog series titled, "WHAT THE BOOK!?" in which I locate these poorly rated gems and give my reactions to their existence. Sometimes, I might even read them. WHO KNOWS!?

Read on for the very first title selection.

Monday, June 22, 2015

Muse Monthly Unboxing: June

Hello internetters! About a month ago, a Kickstarter campaign caught my book-loving eye: Muse Monthly, a new subscription service that would send subscribers a new book and tin of tea each month. I couldn't resist donating. Subscription boxes are always fun to receive and open, and one for books was something I wanted to really see succeed; it's a great way to be introduced to new authors and books while also feeling good by drinking a new tea!

I got my first box last week, and though  I've yet to crack the book open (I'm already in the middle of two, I can't do a third one), I was quite excited to open the Fed-Ex'd box and find the pictured goodies inside. The cover of Our Endless Numbered Days is beautiful, and somehow looks just picturesque with the tin of Mt. Hood Vanilla from Townshend's Tea Company. The tea infuser they included for Kickstarter supporters also fits the visual theme of vintage whimsy. The creators have done a wonderful job of putting together a box that's both lovely and highly appealing.

The box costs $21 for a monthly subscription, but it's well worth it, especially if you're a fellow book lover. You can subscribe here or visit Muse Monthly's blog to find out more information about their book pick for June or their subscription service.

P.S. They also put a bookmark in my box, which I forgot I'd tossed into the book before snapping this photo. It's a cute, plain quote bookmark with a little tassel. Check out the picture below.

Monday, February 09, 2015

Music Monday: Bea Miller

A little history: Bea Miller has been around for a little while now. She got her start on a talent competition reality show (The Voice? The X Factor? I didn't watch and I'm not sure which one but feel free to put it in the comments below for me.) The first time I was made aware of her presence int eh up-and-coming music artist world was when she performed with Boyce Avenue for a video on their Youtube channel. Together, they performed Miley Cyrus's "We Can't Stop" and Katy Perry's "Roar." I was instantly in adoration of her unique sound. Seriously-- just go listen to her voice. It's hard not to fall in love with this talented young lady. I'm listening to her on repeat as I type.