It seems my family mostly wants to watch the newest movies while on our trip, so that’s what we did again this week! 🙂
Everyone enjoyed Pokémon: Detective Pikachu, especially the guys, but while I didn’t love it I did find it rather cute and much better than I had expected!
Disney’s Aladdin was so funny and definitely a new favorite!! (Who knew Will Smith could sing that good??) Originally we hadn’t wanted to watch it, because we thought it would be a play- but spoiler- it wasn’t! It was like the live-action for Beauty and the Beast where they burst into song once in a while, but it was all old favorite songs (that were very hard not to sing along to in the movie theater)! I can’t picture the Genie as anyone but Will Smith now, he played the part perfectly!!
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I re-watched some old favorite chick flicks, discovered I don’t like Sweet Orange tea, and ate my fill of no-bake chocolate oatmeal cookies!! 😀
Every so often I visit a little café, have a nice hot coffee and read a good book or I get some writing done of my own book! So here’s the chat about it!
This is a new meme I’m hoping to do on the blog every once in a while, to tell you about updates in reading goals and share the café feeling atmosphere!!
𝓣𝓻𝔂 𝓽𝓱𝓮 𝓔𝓼𝓹𝓻𝓮𝓼𝓼𝓸~
What do you like to drink when you go to a cafe? I usually get coffee, but tea is a second choice- and then I’m constantly trying new ones!
This week I cheated and went to a Starbucks near a town I was visiting, surprisingly though, it was a smaller coffee shop so it added a nice little touch to the café atmosphere. 🙂
My favorite drink at Starbucks is one of three options: a Caramel Frappucino, a Caramel Macchiato, or a White Chocolate Mocha! ❤ ❤
Now when reading (or writing) at a café, we all have different preferences.
People watching, for instance, is one either we don’t realize we’re doing or we know we’re doing it and that’s part of why we’re there. Such as when I’m writing, I’ll go to a café and people watch.
Some of us are there to study for school- though I usually go to my Library’s study rooms because I typically need more quiet for school. But some of us need the noise to focus, I have a friend who has to listen to music for college homework.
And then the reading preferences are different for each of us too!
*Some of us will bring a large Harry Potter book and get totally immersed.
*Some of us bring a smaller book or ebook that doesn’t require a lot of your attention and focus.
Some of us love to read poetry, some of us hate it, and some of us just read it for school! Literally everyone falls into one of those three options.
I personally love to read Poetry collections, but that’s because I found the right ones from the beginning that just connected with me right away- and I fell in love with the symbols and rhyming lyrics!
Though, I completely understand having not found the right parts of poetry that made you want to read it more, or just not liking it in general- it is art but with words.
”Poetry is made from great thinkers, not great makers of art ~ quote by moi.”
I personally love how poetry could be about anything- it could be telling the poet’s deepest darkest secret, but it’s told through a different kind of story and is more vague where you’re still thinking about it hours later. I love thought-provoking poems! ❤
Edgar Allen Poe is my favorite poet that I suggest, though I will admit his writing may not be for everyone…the one I fell in love with first of his was Annabel Lee.
Here’s just a handful of some poetry collections:
𝒟𝓊𝓉𝒸𝒽 𝒜𝓅𝓅𝓁𝑒 𝒫𝒾𝑒
What’s your favorite warm dessert to bake or to eat?? Is there something you like to add to it as your own special touch?
Dutch Apple Pie is not my favorite, but it is my mother’s so I’ve learned to add a couple things when I make one for her- that way she’s sure to love it! ❤
With apple pies, granny smith apples or honey-crisp apples do best. They hold their shape better when baking, and are tartly-sweet.
My personal favorite my grandma taught me: crush up graham crackers and sprinkle them on top right before baking! (Trust me, give it a nice crunch!) You also can even add nuts or a table spoon of ground cinnamon or apple spice blend as well. 🙂
Best served with whipped cream or a scoop of ice cream on top! (My mother’s favorite is vanilla ice cream with chocolate syrup.)
*Extra Note: if you wrap pie in plastic wrap and foil, you can freeze it for up to 3 months!*
Do you like Poetry and/or Dutch Apple Pie??
What are some tips or tricks you use for baking a pie?
My family and I ate at Arby’s, tried the Jamocha shakes (definitely suggest!) & then went to the movie theater. We watched Godzilla: King of the Monsters!
My brother and I watched all of the Godzilla movies when we were younger (yes, even the ones that no one knows exists!), so needless to say we were super excited about the new Godzilla: King of Monsters movie! The first one in 2014 had been great, and definitely our favorite- but this one tops it! We were very pleased with it, and how the writers used the old legends and versions of the monsters as well.
Would you guys be interested in seeing a post about it??
𝕃𝕒𝕤𝕥 𝕎𝕖𝕖𝕜 𝕆𝕟 𝕋𝕙𝕖 𝔹𝕝𝕠𝕘
I shared what music I was currently listening to, and some suggestions on gift shopping for book lovers! ❤
We all love getting gifts for people we care about, right? But sometimes they can be super hard to shop for! Their tastes change, they might already have what you were planning on getting them, or what they love is just really out of your zone!
Bookish people are rather hard to shop for, everybody has different tastes when it comes to reading and you don’t know what they do or don’t want! As a bookish person myself, I can’t tell you how many times someone gets me a book as a present that I would absolutely never read. But I can’t get rid of it for at least four years because it was a gift.
So here’s a guide to the top 8 gifts you can get for the book lover in your life! ❤
I actually got a coffee cup just like this recently from a great friend of mine, and I use it almost everyday now. (The best part for those #bookstagram lovers, is that it matches with every book cover!)
Does your book lover love to wear interesting socks?
Do they look bookish images?
If it’s a yes to the above questions, Bookish Long Socks are the way to go. I know several bookish people that are obsessed with creative socks and will forever be wearing a pair!
Note: Does that look like the Beauty and the Beast library to anyone else???
A bookish laptop cover is on my personal wish list, and I’ve only heard good things about this specific product! ❤ Though of course there’s lots of other laptop covers that they might love even more than this one!
Hope this helps as a reference for any of you in the future that continuously have to shop for book lovers & wishing you lots of luck with your gift shopping whether for birthdays, anniversaries, or holidays!
So for the next two weeks I’m visiting family in another state, I’ve already been here for almost a full week, but I tool pictures of the scenery for you guys! It was beautiful weather, rainy but not too bad and with the hills and trees it was just wonderful! ❤
I also happened to find some Captain Marvel merchandise this past week!