Now that I’ve written the numbers post (i.e. Year in Review), on to the FUN stuff.
Top 5 Bookish Moments of 2015
Got a new bookcase
This is not a big deal to anyone else, but I was SO excited about this! My entryway was a sad, unused space that only had two small mismatched bookcases creaking under the weight of all my books.
Now I have this…
I absolutely love it and just stare it sometimes for no reason. I mean, it doesn’t have a cool ladder like in Beauty and the Beast, but it’ll do 😉
Participated in OTSP Secret Sister
I’ve mentioned it the blog and Twitter here and there, but for the past 5 months, I’ve participated in On the Same Page Secret Sister hosted by Book Addict’s Guide, With the Banned and Tripping Over Books.
From the site: “The Secret Sister project is essentially a cheer club. Think Secret Santa but all year round (in 6 month intervals) with less emphasis on big presents, and more thoughtful notes, cards, small somethings sent just to let your secret sister know that you are thinking about her!”
It’s been an absolute blast! I’ve had so much fun picking things for my partner, and I’ve enjoyed the letters and thoughtful gifts from mine. It’s been such a special thing to be involved in. If you’re interested, click the link above -sign ups open January 16th!
Cos-played Tonks at the best Harry Potter Halloween Party EVER
My friend Alexa is incredible. She decided to have a Harry Potter themed Halloween party. It’s one of the best parties I’ve ever attended HANDS DOWN.
All attendees had to RSVP with the character they were going as and no duplicates were allowed (cuz of authenticity reasons, obviously).
I decided to go as Tonks…
I tried spray-painting my hair purple because I didn’t want to commit to dying my hair, but that was a total flop for my dark brown color. I opted for that killer purple wig instead.
My husband went as Lupin (see first photo in the post). He had no idea who that was, so I just said “look like a scruffy professor.” That’ll do, pig.
Meanwhile, Alexa decked out her house. Girl does not mess around when it comes to Harry Potter.
WHAT MAGIC IS THIS?!
I mean, wow. Just wow.
The night was complete with Hogwarts fare like chocolate frogs, treacle tart, Butterbeer and firewhiskey. Not to mention there was a clue-based scavenger hunt.
No one can top this ever.
Attended the Insurgent premiere
Being a book blogger is like being a regular person except you probably write and read more than most. Which means, free books are the biggest perks you ever get (I’m not complaining!).
So, when I was invited to the premiere of Insurgent, I was STOKED.
Those fancy movie people even printed my name on the movie chairs! So legit, you guys. Next year, I expect a special box seat above the peasants like kings used to get at the opera.
Status goes to my head pretty quickly.
Stuck with the book club another year
Running the blog and Uppercase is incredibly rewarding for me…and can be somewhat exhausting. So, I’m proud that I’ve been an enthusiastic if infrequent book club member this year.
These ladies are hilarious, well-read and super smart. So watch out – they’re taking over the world.
BONUS: I TOUCHED A SLOTH
In the past few years, I’ve become enamored of sloths. It’s so strange, but their little faces and lack of speed just warm my heart.
And, wouldn’t you know, my best friend works at Discovery Cove, WHICH HOUSES TWO SLOTHS. She took me to visit this year and I met my new sloth bestie, Lucy.
Squeezing the animals at Discovery Cove is generally frowned upon, so I restrained myself (just barely). GAHHHH, the cuteness!!
Thanks for reading this ridiculous post. What are some of YOUR favorite bookish moments of 2015?!