A Holiday-icious Guest Post

13 Days of Holiday-icious

Hello lovelies! Just popping in for a quick moment to let you know I’m guest posting over at Bookalicious Mama for her fabulous 13 Days of Holiday-icious event today! Head on over to read my ramblings about trying to make new traditions while holding onto old ones my first Christmas living with my boyfriend!

Holiday Gift Guide: Gifts for the Bookworm on Your List

gift guide 2Happy holidays! ‘Tis the season for stressing out about what gift to buy that hard-to-shop-for person on your list. (And, you know, good things like cookies and gathering with loved ones.) Shopping for people who love to read can be tough; although buying them books seems like the obvious solution, this can be really tricky. What if they’ve already read the book you’ve picked out, or it’s not something they’re super interested in reading? I’m here to save the day with ten non-book gift ideas that bookworms will love! Continue reading


thankfulTwo days until turkey, y’all! Thanksgiving might just be my favorite holiday. Getting together with loved ones, everyone reminding themselves of the things that make their lives meaningful, and eating delicious food… does it get much better than that? As Thanksgiving approaches, I’ve been thinking about the many, many beautiful things in my life. I have so much to be thankful for, this year and every year.

And now for the obligatory sappy list of the things I am most thankful for! Continue reading

Gifts for the Bookworm on Your List

Hello everyone! I hope you all had a lovely Thanksgiving filled with love and family and turkey. I refuse to acknowledge Christmas’ approach until after Thanksgiving, and now that Turkey Day has passed, I can get into the holiday swing of things! I’m sure many of you found some great deals on Christmas presents on Black Friday, but for those of you still searching for the perfect gift for the beloved bookworm on your list, I have some suggestions!

Presenting, the first annual Books Speak Volumes Holiday Gift Guide! Continue reading

Five Literary Halloween Costumes

Halloween is two weeks away, and if you’re anything like me, you still have no idea what your costume will be. Also, if you’re like me, you abhor the idea of spending $40 on a flimsy store-bought costume that everyone and their 16-year-old sister will be wearing. Oh, and you also love literature and want to show off your sophistication with a costume that no one will get (unless they are also super sophisticated lit lovers, in which case: WIN), but that will make you look smart when people ask you what you’re supposed to be. For you, my friends, I present five literary costume ideas:

edgar allen poe

Edgar Allen Poe

 This is the classic spooky, literary Halloween costume. To dress up as Poe, wear a black suit with a white shirt and a cravat. Add a stick-on mustache and dye your hair black for the night; be sure to tousle your oily locks into an unkept mess. For extra creepiness, wear a raven on your shoulder; given that it’s Halloween season, a fake raven shouldn’t be hard to find at a costume shop. (For extra extra creepiness, bring a real raven with you. Just kidding. Please don’t do that.) Also, you should try to look as sad as possible. Continue reading