Bookish (and not so bookish) Thoughts - Feb 8, 2018

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. How did I get, yet another, cold?!

2. Somehow I have managed to check out a bunch of YA books. O_O They seem alright, but I'm normally not a fan of the genre.

3. The husband and I finally caved and allowed the daughter to watch Stranger Things. She's 11 so we were a little iffy on it. She, however, is enjoying it. She's just at an awkward age. If she was two years younger, NO. If she was two years older, yes.

4. Another of my Great Uncles died this past week. We were not even remotely close, but he is the second blood relative of that generation to pass recently. Including non-blood relatives - there have been 4 or 5 in the past 3 years.
I feel some sense of loss and ... impending-ness. I don't want to say doom. Just this anxiety. Moreso than usual.

5. Really need to do my taxes. D:

6. After feeling very shitty for a very long time. (Thank you depression!) I just cut and dyed my hair. And I do mean *I* did it.
Ignore my face, I am terrible at pictures and worse at selfies.

There is no before, but I didn't have bangs and no orange. I have gone wilder with color, but my current job doesn't allow non-natural colors. (And yes, two-tone is allowed... if both colors are natural.) Orange technically isn't natural, but it should fade to a natural looking "red" by the time it starts up. As it is, it's just turned a little more carroty and not so neon. (It probably helps that I was unable to get my hair to blonde-blonde in one sitting.) 

.~* Shannon


  1. I used to cut my own hair...bangs especially. I didn't do a very good job, though.


    I don't read many YA books...I do like the ones from Colleen Hoover.

    Sorry about your is hard when they seem to keep coming.

    I haven't watched Stranger Things, but since I've heard so many love it, I may have to try.

    Thanks for sharing...and for visiting my blog.

    1. I need to learn to cut my hair properly. D: if I could cut the back of my hair, I would, but my hair is too straight for that!

      I read ya off and on. The covers and some ideas generally appeal to me, but then the ya tropes kick in and I start kicking myself over it.

      My dad actually predicted this some years ago. This is my grandparents generation and they are mostly over 80. It's not out of the blue, but you go through your whole life and no funerals. And now there's 1-2 a year.

      I'm not sure how I feel about Stranger Things. The husband and I binged the first 6 episodes on our anniversary. It's good, but this far it's not the "omg! Stranger Things!!!" That a lot of my friends have enthused over.