Bookish (and not so Bookish) Thoughts

Welcome to this week's installment of Bookish (and not so Bookish) Thoughts. Please play along! Post your info below, and, if you can, please remember to link back! Thanks! 

1. I wonder what it would feel like to get to buy books as I read them. As in not have a TBR shelf (fine, shelves). I guess I could treat my reading as such, but I feel bad for all the books I've had that are just sitting there. They're like sad little orphans.

2. I guess there are people in this world that don't like eating breakfast for dinner (I refuse to call it "brinner"). This baffles me.

3. My husband showed me this Hostess Cupcake shake on Alton Brown's twitter feed the other day (apparently it's from Relish in Florida). I have to make it. Unfortunately, this will require buying a new blender since I dropped mine on the ground and broke the glass pitcher (it's cheaper to buy a new blender... I checked). And, hey! Let's now talk about how I fit into my shorts again. 

4. Today I put on a pair of shorts that I, shall we say a little too optimistically ordered last September, and they now actually fit. I'm not sure why I'm surprised, since that was like fourth months post-partum versus over nine months, but still. It was nice.

5. I think I'm going to make these today (minus the V-Day sprinkles and sub mini cups for seasonal ones).

6. My mom brought my childhood record player down when she visited. I can't believe the needle still works, considering how many hours I sat at that things when I was little. There are also twenty or so records too, that I hope Sawyer will enjoy in a few years.

7. I'm so disappointed in myself- I had a nine day streak going on my FitBit and then yesterday it all went to crap. 

8. I recently subscribed to an email service called theSkimm, which sends you brief news updates every morning so that you can go out into the world feeling slightly less dumb. 

9. Sawyer had his first bubble bath last night and it was the cutest thing. He tried to pop, eat, and grab them, and also had fun finding things hidden underneath. Not so fun? Getting him out. He's been pretty vocal about his dislike for getting out of the tub, but bubbles made it even more devastating for him. I laughed. It was just so ridiculous. Babies are so irrational.

10. Hot Valentine's Day plans? We're getting our taxes done. 


  1. I've always read books in order of "want," whether they're coming from a completely new book or a book I've had on my tbr shelf for years. I do sometimes feel bad about it, but I think over the years, I just had to learn not to make it such a big deal.
    And ah, such a hot date!! ;) Have fun.
    That milkshake though.

  2. Hot Valentine's Day plans? Yeah, we're all going (i.e. family of six) to a World Cup cricket match. #alltheromance

  3. I would love to know what #1 feels like, too. The only books I tend to read right after they come into the house are ones borrowed from the library, but it's just not the same.

  4. Babies love those baths, don't they? That must have been fun for you, too.

    I was just thinking about old record players earlier...and wondering what had happened to all the "records" I used to have....

  5. Usually for Valentine's Day my husband and I go out to dinner and people watch. We like to pick out the people on awkward dates. Then we go home and watch action movies.

  6. I'm so jealous you still have that record player! Also, I sort of dread bath time because Sully HATES when it's time to get out of the tub.

  7. I'm super excited to be writing a Bookish Thoughts. Will be every month at this stage and if I can get the hang of posting regularly, then it might be more often. Just gotta remember to linky :)
    When do you post? Maybe I can line mine up.