Bookish (and not so Bookish) Thoughts

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1. I have such respect for women that can pull off cool hats. I was in Starbucks the other day and an older woman walked in wearing a fedora or something and it looked so perfect. The only hat besides a baseball cap that could wear was a cute overized one that blew off in the middle of the Caribbean Ocean.

[seriously, how many people can pull that off? source]

2. I'm reading Lena Dunham's Not That Kind of Girl and all I can say after fifty pages is that she's a huge, narcissistic, annoying pain in the ass. But I keep reading. 

3. I'm actually committing some uncharacteristic literary polygamy; earlier today I was reading Dunham's book, Ulysses, and Toni Morrison's The Bluest Eye (which I just finished). I'm generally a one book kind of girl, so this is definitely not my norm (nor do I intend on it becoming so.

4. Ulysses. Wow. I need a professor and a class to go to.

5. I went to Target on Sunday morning to get the basics, as I always do, admittedly knowing that the Lilly Pulitzer line was coming out. I snatched up a dress that I had spotted online and wanted just before the crazy women who intended to hoard the merchandise to sell on eBay came in. The cashier told me that one woman planned on going to Hawaii with her profits. 


6. This is my second week running and my second week in a FitBit weekly challenge. Yesterday I hit the illustrious 20,000 steps (about ten miles) in a day mark for the first time (I'm a little embarrassed about that, actually). Next week I'm going to scale down the cardio so I can fit in a few more PiYo sessions. You know, because I'm sure everyone is DYING to know my workout regimen. 

7. Why do nacho recipes need to exist?

[nothing that I make at home beats these, though; source]

8. I'm also confused about the Kylie Jenner Lip Challenge. 

9. Is there an app or program that you can get to scrub your Twitter? I went private last year when some students found it and would like to turn it back public again, but as a clean slate that I can totally confident is appropriate. Not that I have any glaring violations, but I don't have time to go back through and read thousands of tweets. Help!

10. Ready to be shocked? On multiple levels? We always get Sawyer a book for holidays and I knew that we'd include one in his birthday present. I'm a little short on time right now, so I let my husband handle it. Yup. I gave up an opportunity to pick out a book. And control. He ordered BJ Novak's The Book With No Pictures, so he passed the test.


  1. "Ulysses. Wow." My thoughts exactly. I have never dared crack its covers. Are you enjoying it on some level?

    Also, I feel like pulling off hats has a lot to do with having exactly the right outfit for it. But she does rock that hat pretty well.

    My bookish thoughts today are a rant about genre fatigue...

  2. I wish, wish, wish we had Lilly Pulitzer in Australia. I'd wear resort-wear every day if I could (know that the Melbourne 'uniform' is black, black and more black!).

    Now, FitBit... I'm back into normal routine (no more lying on the beach in Maui) so it's game-on! ;-)

  3. For some reason #5 makes me irrationally angry. I really hate that people buy up the merchandise and sell it for a profit on eBay. It strikes me as dishonest. *shrug* I don't even care for lily Pulitzer


    That's also exactly how I feel about Lena Dunham. I just don't get it. I'm very tired of her.

  4. I have a love-hate relationship with hats. I like to wear hats--guess it's a given in the winter time here--but the one-size-fits-all thing is a lie. Most hats don't fit my head :(

    Am also very confused about #8. I don't get it =S

  5. I love hats, but they look weird on I hang the cute ones I bought on my hall tree.

  6. This is only tangentially related to your post, but did you see that viral birthday invite for a one year old? The parents were requesting no books be given because they have too many and the kid hates when they read to him. I about threw up reading that part.