June 22, 2017

reading a book is consumption of art


The past year or so has been hit or miss when it comes to my book selections.

I get recommendations from any and every where: Instagram, Youtube (BookTube), blogs, word of mouth, what other people are silently reading at coffeeshops, anywhere. Lately, though, if a story doesn't catch me in the first couple chapters, I put it down and/or return it to my local library. As far as I'm concerned, reading a book is consumption of art, the same way walking through MoMA or going to a play is. It's supposed to grab your attention. When you're in a museum, you leisurely browse and walk past various pieces before one of them makes you stop and stare. With books, I'm always looking for something that makes me stop and stare, one that quickly makes an impression and all but swallows me whole by the end. Quite a big ask for a novel.

Below are the books that have recently evaded my DNF (did not finish) list. I'm sharing the goodness since summer is here, and I always love a good read during my summer travels.

June 21, 2017

summer begins


There has always been something vividly appealing about the summer solstice.

June 13, 2017

heart blanche


It seems as though i'm late to this party.

June 12, 2017

this past week...


June 1, 2017

june wallpaper


June is here! (Duh)

I was using this wallpaper from The Everygirl for the month of May, and I loved it. Their June wallpaper options though? Meh. So I decided to make my own and share it here. Because sometimes we don't know what day it is until we look at our computer (or phone).

This one's all delicate and feminine, which is off-kilter for my style, but I liked the similar image I used in my Mother's Day post so much that I'm just gonna go with it.

Download the wallpaper here. Happy June!

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