Hi! As previously mentioned, I will be at BEA + BookCon! So this a little hiatus post! You can follow me on Instagram + Twitter for live updates. I will definitely be snapping a lot of photos and will be back with a recap. Talk to you sooooon! :)

Liner Notes is a feature where I talk about five things I’m currently into.

FEELING MYSELF

So not only we were treated to the Bad Blood music video, Nicki Minaj and Beyoncé dropped their own friendship video! Unfortunately, you have to be a Tidal member to watch the full video but here’s a teaser:

and of course, you can practically watch the whole video through gifs:



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GAME OF THRONES MUSICAL

For Red Nose Day, Coldplay embarked on making a Game of Thrones musical. You can watch the whole video here. This was by far my favorite part:

ROSE LESLIE IS SUCH A BABE.

SO SAD TODAY

Melissa Broder has one of my favorite Twitters and it was recently revealed she’s also behind the very popular So Sad Today. It totally makes sense! So Sad Today is becoming a book of essays.

MINDY AND B.J.

In more book news, there were rumors Mindy Kaling and B.J. Novak were writing a book together based on their arguments. Now, it’s real! Apparently, it sold for $7.5 million which is nuts. According to NY Daily News, they’ll probably officially announce it at their panel during BookCon!

If it’s anything like the trailer for his book, I’M IN.

BEA

Speaking of BookCon, I will be at BEA + BookCon this week! I am going to try my HARDEST to meet Mindy Kaling!!! Will I see you there?

“Soundtrack to Your Life” is a feature that will have authors list 5 songs/artists/albums that ______ (changed their life, made them cry, make them want to be a rockstar, anything the author picks!) This is the last post of the feature so I thought I would contribute a soundtrack to MY life! 

soundtrack to my life

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Hi! So, I typically give away BOOKS here but what about something INSPIRED by books? You all know I’m a huge fan of Throne of Glass by Sarah J. Maas so I’m very excited there is now OFFICIAL merchandise repping the Throne of Glass series.

Litographs is a company that makes products featuring the entire text of works! They’ve partnered up with the Throne of Glass series to release this very cool thing.

throne of glass shirt

IS THAT NOT AMAZING??? You can have Celaena and Chaol and Dorian and Nehemia ON YOUR BODY!!!! If t-shirts are not your thing, they also have a tote bag and a poster if you’re a traditionalist. I’m not sure which one I would want…I THINK I am leaning towards tote bag!

Even cooler: Use the code “CELAENA” at the Litographs checkout before the weekend when it expires and receive $5 off any of the TOG designs. What’s better than $5 off though? Courtesy of Litographs, I have a gift card giveaway for one lucky person.

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this post is sponsored by Litographs but all opinions, especially the capslock-y ones are mine.

sound bite

Like I said the other day, I’m struggling with reading when my addiction to technology is so prevalent. I feel inspired by this article to really get back to reading. I mean, this is a book blog after all! I do not think I am strong enough to quit cold turkey (oh boy, have I tried!!) but I’m going to implement some rules for myself:

  1. LEAVE YOUR PHONE IN ANOTHER ROOM. Because chances are, I will be too lazy to reach it! I was struggling reading this book but once I put my phone out of immediate reach, I flew through the book so much faster.
  2. TURN OFF YOUR PHONE. My phone is generally on silent but if I turned it off for real, that’s an extra step I have to take while taking a good long look at my decisions.
  3. KEEP LAPTOP OUT OF REACH. I reach for my phone way more often than my laptop but just in case!
  4. DEDICATE AT LEAST ONE HOUR TO READING. I think I’m at a point where I need to ACTUALLY dedicate time to reading otherwise I will not do it! I will just play around my phone or mess around on the Internet WITH NO READING DONE.
  5. KEEP BOOKS WITHIN REACH. I mean, my books are pretty much everywhere in the house so there’s always one really in reach but I need to actually start GRABBING THEM. I see you, enormous pile of unread books!!

To sum it up: JFC I NEED TO GET OFF THE INTERNET AND START READING BOOKS.

How about you?? Are you struggling like me??