I'm a sucker for a book cover with bees on it. 🐝
I have been busyyyy today, but I'm super excited about my new spooky season listing in my Etsy shop. 🎃
This one has been on my radar for a while. I adore Stanley Tucci.
Fire on TV, hot cuppa tea, fuzzy blanket, dog on lap, midnight with a good book coziness 🥰
I didn't know this book was a memoir when I started it. I'm really enjoying the author's account of returning to India.
Winston is thoroughly enjoying reading time on the couch. I'm thoroughly enjoying this book.
-An accidental explosion spreads radiation leaving every man in the world infertile...except for one
-Hilarity ensues as Mr. Adam becomes government property in a mission to refertilize humanity and end communism in the process
Just finished this book! I'd give it 4/5 stars. It was fun to learn about the NYC art scene, but I think it dragged a bit in the middle as the author was trying to be subversive about the protag's criminal behavior. I thought a major plot point had been dropped until I got to like the last 50 or so pages. 😂 Would still totally recommend this one!
Y'all ever wish you could reach into a book and smack some sense into a character? 😅 Chapter 24 of Sankofa had me wondering if the protag learned absolutely a n y t h i n g. If you like literary fiction, family drama, & books set in Africa...highly recommend this one (despite my current agitation 😂).
You guys! I made my first sale today. Ignore my messy hand-writing on the thank you note...I was nervous and excited. 😂 It's true that when you buy from a small business, someone does a happy dance!
I don't know if my customer was a Litten, but if you're on here...thank you! 🥰📚
I'll post the packing video on my TikTok later: @thebookishcouple
Ahh, I did it! I opened the Etsy shop. 😀 I'm nervous, but I'm sharing here in the hopes that maybe you'll share the link to help support a fellow Litten's side hustle. 🤗 💕 Anything I make will go straight to student loans and buying things for my own students.
Here's the listing: https://tinyurl.com/5n99zavd
*Hypothetical* question...if I started an Etsy shop where you gave me a little bit of info and I sent you a hand-selected "blind date" book with fun goodies like stickers and bookmarks, is that something you'd be interested in?
Hypothetically, of course. I'm totally not getting some books ready to ship as I type this so I can start a side hustle to supplement my meager teaching salary or anything like that. ?
Today has been icky for a lot of reasons. My heart is with everyone who is also feeling scared and unsettled by the Supreme court's recent decisions.
I'm going to attempt to distract myself with a new book and the sound of rain outside my window.
In lighter news, I was finally given a volunteer spot at the library. I was on the waitlist for almost a year, and I start next month. 💕📚
Hey all! I've been busy setting up my new classroom, and I'm wondering if any teachers on here know a good place to buy fun books for cheap? The books I inherited from the last teacher are mostly old mystery novels that nobody wants to read, but my budget doesn't allow me to replace all of them at once.
Or, do you know of any grants out there for this kind of thing? I teach 9th & 10th grade ELA. Thank you! 😍📚
Trying to get a book photo, but Winston just wants me to play fetch. 😂🍌
I took a much-needed mental health day today. Thinking of all my fellow teachers out there. My nerves are just fried anymore. 😥
Mars is 4.5 lbs of pure love 🥰
We made a little sleeping nest for the princess because she threw an absolute fit last night in her kennel. 🤣 So far, not a peep out of her. Thank God because I was too tired to read today after a night of her yapping and howling. 😴
@Kappadeemom Winston is adjusting better than I would've expected him to. 😊 He's taking his role as big brother very, very seriously.
Okay, okay...last one. #NotSorry for the puppy spam. 🐾
A student of mine has a dachshund and a corgi who had puppies, and she brought them to school one day. This one walked right out of the litter and bonded with me. 🥺 So they let me adopt her. Mars is 8 weeks old and a perfect fit for the family. 💕
A warm welcome to the newest reading companion: Mars. 🤍
Book number ✌️ today. I'm on a bit of a non-fiction kick.
I don't remember the last time I read an entire book in one day. Nay, an entire book in five hours. Saroo's story captivated me. As soon as I put the book down, I watched the movie with my husband. I'm in awe of his resilience, persistence, and immense love for his family. What an incredible journey. 👏👏
I'm not big on self-help books, but OMG this book is a masterpiece. I love how she tells her story and then tells little anecdotes that would seem like simple everyday occurrences but, given the context, make you reconsider your comfort zone and the way you approach life. I also love Doyle's podcast. 🙌