This has been on my TBR for literal years. I am 100% in love with the Great Lakes, and so thankful to be a #MittenLitten. In September, my husband and I are heading to MI's Bois Blanc Island for an off-grid getaway, and I think this may have to be my read! What could be better than reading this on a Great Lakes island?! #LetsTravelJuly
"Mr. Sondheim! Look, I made a hat! Where there never was a hat! It's a Latin hat, at that!"
Who didn't love Lin's shout-out to Sondheim when he won his first Tony in '08? Check out the speech if you haven't, and don't miss the tagged book of Sondheim's lyrics, complete with comments, notes, and anecdotes. It's a must-have for musical theatre fans! #TheHat #LilithJuly #LinManuelMiranda #seemoretheatre
Such a fun throwback! Thanks, @nu-bibliophile! #YourStory
1. Favorite book was The Bell Jar. Oh, how deeply I felt it in my tortured teenage soul. (Can't you just tell from the photo how dark and serious I was?)
2. I listened exclusively to showtunes, and was mad for the '98 Cabaret revival, RENT, Ragtime.
3. Coronet braids with the dorkiest bangs ever, omg.
4. I lived in jeans, T-shirts, and Converse.
5. My backpack was full of books, of course!
This was, to my chagrin, the first thing I thought of for #psyche. Of all of the cringe-worthy lines in the Twilight series, this has to be my least favorite, and of course, it has seared itself into my memory. "Collective vampire psyche." Collective. Vampire. Psyche. COLLECTIVE VAMPIRE PSYCHE. Why, Stephanie Meyer?!
Are there any lines in books that stand out to you for the wrong reasons?
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Music is such a huge part of #TheStory for my husband and I. Our go-to joint was The Magic Stick here in Detroit, and our standard weekend date was to see every #concert that came through. We saw some truly terrible acts, and some great ones, too, and when we decided to get married, we took engagement photos at the venue in front of a wall of show posters. #LetsTravelJuly #LilithJuly
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I think I'm joining nearly everyone in the world by reading this today. I'm only about 40 pages in, and I already can't get enough. #currentlyreading
I absolutely loved this book. The true story of Abdulrahman Zeitoun who stayed in his #NewOrleans home during and after Hurricane Katrina, helping neighbors until he was arrested without cause. Heartbreaking and important. #LetsTravelJuly
In the late 90s/early 2000s, when we were just getting into HP, my best friend and I would #GetOutTheMap and drive to #Canada to buy the Bloomsbury/Raincoast editions (as opposed to the Americanized Scholastics). Nowadays, we'd probably just order online, but I can't regret those fun road trips! #LilithJuly #LetsTravelJuly #HPSummer19
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Romance readers! If you have not yet read the Lilac Bay series by Rachel Schurig, one of my #favorite authors, get thee to your e-reader! This is the first of a series which takes place in adorable little town reminiscent of Michigan's Mackinac Island. Lilac Bay is a fantastic fictional place, and you can start the series with the tagged book. Let me know what you think! #SittinOnTheDockOfTheBay #30JuneBooks #SongsOfSummer
I am so ashamed to say that these have always been a #DNF for me. I have tried multiple times over the course of a decade! Everyone who knows me says these will be right up my alley, and yet I cannot persist. I want to love them but it never pans out. Has anyone else experienced this? #30JuneBooks
#ThisSummer I wish I was: Going cliff diving in Michigan's UP, as pictured
#ThisSummer I am actually: Running youth opera and theatre programs, tending my #gardens, spending time at the community pool. It might not be exciting, but it's plenty to be grateful for!
#SongsOfSummer #JazzyJune #MittenLitten @Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks @OriginalCyn620 @Eggs
I can't rave enough about the Detroit Public Library system, and I can't brag enough about our beautiful, beloved main branch on Woodward. If you visit Detroit, it's a must-see. #Library #30JuneBooks #detroitlove
There were lots of reasons my two friends and I took a vacation #DownInMexico; one is that this silly Ives play sparked my interest in Trotsky's house in Coyoacan (pictured here). That trip saw us take impromptu boat rides, dance on rooftops in Mexico City, drink tons of wine (probably #StrawberryWine, too!), and otherwise create tons of memories that always bring us to #laughter whenever we reminisce. #30JuneBooks #SongsOfSummer #WanderingJune
Natalie moves from Bath to London, looking for a complete life change. However, her #SummerNightCity fantasy doesn't seem to be coming true...at least not until she responds to an exciting invitation (which was meant for someone else) with a few little white lies....
#WanderingJune @Cinfhen @BarbaraBB