(Somewhere Over the) RAINBOW SHELF

Just bought a great new bookshelf and made a little weekend project out of organizing it.  Here’s a section in progress – recognize any of your favorite titles?

And real talk to my book blogging homies – guys, how do you organize your shelves?  Is it by color, author, genre, series…? This rainbow theme make me SO HAPPY but I had to split some of the series up, which gives me anxiety…what if they miss each other??

Hope you’re all having an awesome week xx

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FRIDAY FINDS // The Last Bookstore

FRIDAY FINDS showcases the books you ‘found’ and added to your To Be Read (TBR) list… whether you found them online, or in a bookstore, or in the library — wherever! (they aren’t necessarily books you purchased). Hosted by A Daily Rhythm.

The Last Bookstore

It’s official.  I’m a book hoarder.  It’s causing problems in my interpersonal relationships and ruining my home’s feng shui.  But I’m also not ashamed to admit it, which is the first step towards recovery, right?  Right guys?  RIGHT?

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Friday Finds + Barnes & Noble Freebies

Well hello there literary world!  I was trolling my WP feed* and came upon this sweet book nerd event, FRIDAY FINDS.

FRIDAY FINDS showcases the books you ‘found’ and added to your To Be Read (TBR) list… whether you found them online, or in a bookstore, or in the library — wherever! (they aren’t necessarily books you purchased).

This is a downright delightful discovery, as I obsess over finding & accumulating new titles faster than I physically know what to do with them, and coincidentally today was no exception.  I just discovered that Barnes & Noble has an awesome promotion running right now where you can buy two paperbacks and get a third for free.  Helllllo, paperback heaven.  I picked my three titles, then threw in a fourth to qualify for free shipping.  You sneaky marketing geniuses you, Barnes & Noble.  You know what you’re doing.

Here’s my haul from today:

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Oh hi, Ojai

It was recently my birthday and my favorite thing to do to celebrate each passing year (beyond binge eating and drinking with friends – which also happened obviously) is get the F outta dodge.  LA is truly an amazing place to live, but among the many advantages of living here is the ease with which one can LEAVE every once in a while when the traffic, kale, and profusion of actor/barista/dog runners eating kale in traffic gets to be too much.  JK, I love kale.

Enter the simplistic beauty of the day trip.  There isn’t always enough time (or money) in our lives for a big elaborate journey; but even an afternoon getaway can help recharge the mind and refresh the spirit.  (And in my case, prolong the inevitability of the annual birthday sob session.  Does anyone else always cry on their birthday, even when you’re happy? Just me?)

ANYWAYS.  Ojai is a cozy and beautiful little agricultural town just east of Ventura and a convenient, playlist-friendly drive from LA – under two hours without traffic (which miraculously we didn’t hit at all).  It’s been on my wishlist forever; and this year I was lucky enough to be squired here by my love for a nature-viewing, smoothie-drinking, vintage-shopping, house-crushing, mountain-gazing, wine-tasting, wine-buzzed-wandering, pizza-eating day of perfection.  I loved everything this locale had to offer but I’d say the highlight was Bart’s Books: a reader’s wet dream that combines two of my favorite things – old books and the outdoors – for a magical wonderland that I could spend from now to my next birthday exploring.

Dress by Reformation. Bag by Givenchy.  Slides by ASOS.