Girls Who Travel

Girls Who Travel

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Happy #WordNerdWednesday, y’all! This week I’m reading Girls Who Travel, a work of fiction by Nicole Trilivas. It.is.so.good. The main character, Kika, is super likable and I can totally relate to her life, which makes this novel all the more fun to read. She’s from Long Island and works in NYC (when she’s not out, blogging about her world travels) — similarly, I’m from Westchester and work (off and on) in NYC (when I’m not wandering around in another state/country). TWINS.

Here’s the opening paragraph from Girls Who Travel:

Ten thousand miles away, my mom was probably wondering why I hadn’t called her. But when you’re living inside a tropical screen saver and having knee-weakening sex with a professional Irish rogue, you tend to neglect mundane tasks.

Intrigued yet? Hah, this book is my jam and I think y’all should check it out.

Spread kindness and cheer, xo
Jackie

Word Nerd Wednesday

Word Nerd Wednesday

Happy Hump Day, y’all! The book I just finished is called Big Cherry Holler by Adriana Trigiani. My grandma recently gave me a HUGE bag of books that my grandpa said “even the library wouldn’t take.” hahaha

p.s. my grandma is fab, just look at her–

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So naturally, she gave all the books to me. And inside that bag was BCH. I read it having no idea that it was actually a sequel to a book called, Big Stone Gap. Even so, I enjoyed the story and image1would recommend it. Filled with funny friendships, marriage drama, love, loss and a trip to Italy – this book definitely kept me entertained.

Thoughts? What should I read next? Let me know!

Spread kindness and cheer, xo
Jackie

Word Nerd Wednesday

Word Nerd Wednesday

Happy Hump Day, y’all! It’s nearly the weekend, the weather’s warming up (YAY!) and I’m currently reading Earnest by Kristin Von Kreisler.

IMG_5090A quick read, this 288 page book is about a couple bound together by the love of a dog (yes, Earnest) – cheesy, predictable and sappy as expected. Is it my favorite book ever? No. But it’s a good read for any dog lover/romantic at heart.

Thoughts? What should I read next? Let me know!

Spread kindness and cheer, xo
Jackie

Word Nerd Wednesday

Word Nerd Wednesday

There are few things I love more than curling up with a good book. One of my goals in life is to have my very own adorable home library — like this lovely one I just found on Google.

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One day. Anyways, I figured I’d share with y’all what I’m reading each Wednesday. I’m making it a thing. Last night I read this book (see below) in its entirety. It’s crazy weird and funny and such a page-turner, I can’t help but recommend it. Buy it, love it and let me know what you think.

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Spread kindness and cheer, xo
Jackie

Beauty is not a pixel

Beauty is not a pixel

Mirror, mirror on the wall,

Who’s the loveliest of them all?

It’s you! It’s you! It’s you!

Don’t you dare feel so blue,

A like, a follow – none are true,

For they are digital and you are you.

A human. Being. Breathing. Living and

made of stars.

While a computer screen is but a jar.

Of lies, cries,

trolls in disguise.

Ditch the trends, they never end, they’ll swallow you whole.

But I like-

I want-

I need-

No, stop.

You have control.

We need to love and laugh and learn a lot,

for we’re fragile and prone to rot.

So break away from screens too bright,

for they are nature’s growing plight.

Have you lately seen the sky?

The expanse of nature,

far and wide?

Don’t take for granted what’s enchanted,

embrace the here and now.

For tweets on Twitter

cannot deliver

the sing songs of a sparrow.

Curse the cursor which gives a voice,

to those who think they have the choice

to bully, mock and spew their hate

behind a window made by Gates.

Donate your time and get offline,

beauty is not a pixel.

Read a book, ride a bike,

just don’t do it for the like.

Smile for what’s real, not the appeal

of what it may look like to others.

For the filtered veil will one day fall,

And then, my dear,

what? What will you have at all?