Bookish (and not so bookish!) Thoughts

Bookish and Not-So-Bookish Thoughts is a weekly blogging event hosted by Bookishly Boisterous. It allows book bloggers (and non-book bloggers) to write about pretty much anything, bookish or otherwise (i.e. share exciting plans for the weekend, rants on things they’ve encountered during the week, etc.).
1. Made vague attempt at bullet journaling again. It's only been a few days, but we'll see how it goes.

2. Started using Habitica again. Admittedly, this is a bit redundant when it comes to bullet journaling, but I'm trying. I joined a million challenges. I think I'm going to leave a couple, some are repeats (so I get to check things off twice!) and others are maybe too involved? idk. I'm testing the waters before I dive in and make my own challenges.

3. Worked both weekend days last weekend. That sounds like a weird thing to announce, but I've only been working one day a week lately. I need to stop that mess though! (School is starting up soon, so a good chunk of the kids are leaving so... more hours for everyone!)

4. The kids are dying to see The Emoji Movie. I just have not been able to stomach paying that kind of money to go see that movie. Well, when visiting my dad he made a deal with the kids that when it comes out on video he will rent it (via iTunes) and they can come over and watch it then. I do a lot for my kids, but that movie looks terrible... and I'm probably going to end up buying it for them for Christmas (if they end up liking it) anyway.

5. Just received a rejection from a netgalley request. I had mentally relegated to "too polite to reject" a little while ago. (Anything that isn't approved within 2 weeks is generally not going to approve you. Hell, even within ONE week!) So... that was weird.
I don't have enough followers, page reviews, or any sort of blog related social media presence to make me appealing to big name publishers. ;) 

6. Finished my daughter's blanket. My arm is so tired.

Until next time! .~*🖤Shannon


  1. I hate those NetGalley rejections...they always mention lame things like "profile might need more info," which never makes sense because of other publishers having no problem with it. The rejections are few, though, and may be for my own good.

    I wouldn't want to see that Emoji movie either.


    1. Oh god, The Emoji Movie. I saw the preview and was just.... they turned it into a love story?

      I have gotten better about not feeling bad about rejections. If I'm not approved within a week, I just know that I'm not approved. This particular publisher, I requested on a whim... but they are one of those that wants you to have a big following and an even larger social media presence.
      I didn't even read the laundry list of reasons. They turned me down. The end.

  2. Our drive-in is showing the Emoji movie as the first show with The Dark Tower as the second show. We've been wanting to go to the drive-in this summer and Dark Tower doesn't look horrible, but not sure I can sit through the first one.