Always Our Princess:: A Review of Leia, A Princess of Alderaan

This is a book that is supposed to pave the way for Star Wars: The Last Jedi. If you haven’t yet seen the movie, I’m going to be spoiler-free as much as possible.

Leia is a princess of Alderaan, and she realizes she’s more and more alone as she gets older. Her parents are busy with their social life,

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::Star Trek Discovery::

This isn’t about the book above, but I don’t have any pictures I’ve taken of the show so I needed to use something I did have a picture of. Anyway, I digress. I was lucky enough to score a free month of CBS All Access, and then I bought a pin which granted me a giftcard that would allow for a few more months of free access.

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::Confession Time::

I have a serious confession to make. Apart from all my paper love and sticker love, there is one other thing that I simply MUST have… PINS.
Not just any pins, mind you, enamel pins, specifically those that make me happy. Or remind me of a time or event that was special to me. Because of their size, they are easy to transport and even easier to store. Functionally, you can always use them to add a bit of flair to whatever you might be wearing that day.

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It's Monday! What Are You Reading

It’s Monday, which means it is time again to hook up with the dedicated readers of the Book Date Blog and start talking about the kinds of things we’re all currently reading. I read a couple of things last week that I am working on reviews for. I have a bunch of posts I need to edit, because I am still on the mend, it’s been pretty crazy.

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The House Cup Reading Challenge

From Kelsey’s site:
Welcome to the House Cup Reading Challenge! It’s my first time co-hosting a reading anything and I’m super excited! My co-hosts are Alex of Book Daisy Reviews, Lauren of Live, Love, Read, and Erica of Escape Under the Cover. This is a month long and it’s going to be super fun! We hope you join us for some awesome reading,

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Happy Mail ::Holiday Mail Dates::

The USPS went above and beyond today and published the dates for holiday mailing this year–this is PRICELESS information if you are like me and send letters (you know, partially to keep the lines of communication open and partially because YAY!). These are the dates you need to keep in mind for domestic items:

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Do you send holiday mail?

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My Grown Up Pen

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I’ve made no secret of my love for pens AND for fountain pens. Since I’d had much more luck with a TWSBI Eco pen (no calluses on my finger like on the Lamy Safari pens I’d started with), I decided to take the plunge and get a TWSBI Vac pen–it’s a pen that runs over $50 (which I never thought I would spend on a pen),

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My Kindle Fire is 2 months old!

2 months ago, my nearly 4 year old Kindle died. It was rough for me, as I’d been reading like crazy on the device and had grown accustomed to the old Kindle (generation 2). It was bittersweet to get the new Kindle. First, yay for new devices. Second, it looks so pretty! It’s a smaller in the width, but it is taller vertically.

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Welcoming the Echo Dot

I kept pondering the value of the small, round object that fit in the palm of my hand. Could something this small add value to our current life? And what were the costs of the device, apart from the price tag? Thanks to Amazon Prime day, I snapped up this little disc, and cannot believe the positive changes I’ve experienced in just 24 hours.
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The Echo Dot is made by Amazon and while it works with the taller,

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::Around the Web:: Summer 2017

I just wanted to drop in and talk about some of the awesome things I’m thinking and seeing and hearing about on the Web right now. Hope you enjoy this!

#Husband and I got to go to an escape room with another couple that we hadn’t seen in FOREVER (okay, maybe a year). It was so much fun!

I heard this song twice before I found out it was an Ed Sheeran song.

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