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Sort of on Hiatus

Hi friends,

Most of you know that I have been quite inactive lately. There are a few reasons for this:

First, I am one of the maids of honor in my cousin’s wedding so I’ve been pretty busy with that. We just had the Bridal Shower and Bachelorette Party last weekend. Then I spent a full day traveling to get back to Philly and then I went back to work the next morning.

Work is the second reason. It’s Commencement season and I am the keeper of tickets. We had our Graduation Fair the day that I got back so I didn’t even get to go to my office. Now that I am back in the office I had to catch up on email and now I get interrupted any time I do anything because people are coming for their tickets.

Work is also my 3rd reason. Between my big girl job and my second job, I often go weeks without a day off. My second job has also decided to make every Saturday in June all hands on deck. One of the managers there is also pissing me off so I might end up quitting soon tbh.

Basically I’m tired. I’m going to try to write behind the scenes and read your blogs but if you don’t hear from me, I’m alive….sort of. My blogversary is coming up so I’m going to try to NOT forget this year. I will also be looking for Summer Spotlight candidates soon.

~Rae

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Queers Gone By Reading Challenge Announcement!

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Hi all!

I’m so excited to be announcing that I’m one of the hosts for Molly @ Bookish Bi Babe‘s amazing reading challenge, Queers Gone By!

Each of the hosts were responsible for creating the reading prompts for two LGBTQ+ women — my prompts are for Janelle Monáe and Josephine Baker.

Make sure to check back May 16 for book recommendations for each reading prompt for Janelle Monáe and Josephine Baker!

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The other hosts for this challenge are: 

Kitty: Blog | Twitter
Kathy: Youtube | Twitter
Lili: Blog | Twitter
Sarah: Blog | Twitter
Eloise: Blog | Twitter

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About:

The Queers Gone By reading challenge was created with the goal to celebrate and remember LGBTQ+ women and their achievements throughout history to present. I hope you enjoy taking part and learning a bit about each woman in the process! There’s also a ton of gorgeous goodies to be won! 🙈✨

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Discussion: A Spark of Light & Women’s Reproductive Rights

I’m sharing this again because it is more relevant now than ever. This country is moving backwards. Our so called justice system is broken and still views women as objects to be controlled. It’s disgusting and inexcusable. There is literally no fucking way to justify forcing a woman who has already suffered being raped to carry the child of her rapist to full term. There should not be laws dictating what choices we can and can’t make about our own bodies. This entire thing is fucking ridiculous. Reading the news these days is like reading a damn satire.

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Let me start by saying that I fully expect that the opinions left on this article will differ. Differ from my own and from some of my friends. That is okay and I encourage it. This is a place to respectfully state your opinion and tell why you believe what you believe. If I see anyone making inappropriate remarks, dishing out personal attacks and acting like a child I will block you. You’ve been warned.


One of the many reasons that I love Jodi Picoult is because she tackles topics that many people try to avoid talking about even though they are unavoidable. I always learn something from her and am always able to use her writing to spark a conversation. I also really respect the amount of research that she does for her books because it proves that authors really can cover any topic properly. Today I will…

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#StopBlamingWomenMakeMenTheProblem: Natalina Angok

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Last year, I read an article by Jane Gilmore, discussing that there was no national outrage or outcry, and little had been said in the media, about the fact that just the other week in Australia, six women were murdered in five days.

Yes.

Six women were murdered in five days.

As nothing has changed, I’m continuing with this same theme in 2019, and women murdered at the result of male violence will be featured on every Thursday post, as well as an entry from The Ex Files.

I would also like to take this opportunity to note that during this time, White Ribbon has decided that it wants to be “agnostic” when it comes to women seeking safe and legal abortions. They recently, and very publicly, admitted that they were putting money before the lives of women. White Ribbon has always…

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Book Ban

Hey y’all. My friend and I are currently on a book buying ban for the month of May.

There are a few reasons that we decided to do this:

  • We’ve been hanging out more and 99% of the time we end up at multiple bookstores
  • We keep buying books even though our TBRs are never ending
  • It saves the monies

We were allowed to keep any existing pre-orders. While we didn’t deactivate our Audible accounts, we are not allowed to use any of the unused credits that we have, or return any of the books for the credit back.

I’m doing pretty well right now. Plus, I’ve been saying I need to read what’s on my TBR but haven’t so I am going to try to maximize this opportunity. If you’ve got any other tips for cutting down on my TBR please send them my way.

~Rae


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The Dating Game: Too Clingy

At some point while I was still on Tinder, a friend recommended that I try Hinge. It’s similar but you have to answer a questionnaire about what your hobbies are and what you want out of life. As someone who doesn’t want children, I wanted to make sure it was visible on my profile because that is an obvious deal breaker.

Anyway, so I get this app and I start talking to… well let’s call him Will.

This was also around the same time that I was talking to David. Out of the two of them, Will seemed more interesting and more fun. Interesting he was but I regret ever meeting him.

When we first started talking it was going really well at first. One thing that annoyed me though is that I was always reaching out and texting him first. Look, if you’re interested then I expect you to act like you are. It’s not hard.

Anyway, we hang out for the first time and it was kind of awkward. We just made out and drank. After that I was still always texting first though. We set up a second time to hang out and this time we slept together.

After that when we tried to hang out our schedules just didn’t line up. He suggested that because we were both busy, we should occasionally get together for sex until we had more time. I’ve never really done the “friends with benefits thing” but I’m not totally against it. Anyway it never ended up happening because we didn’t see each other after this.

That conversation happened in August I think. Friends with benefits was his idea. By the end of September he was talking about a relationship and I asked him where that came from since that was not the plan. I have a real issue when it comes to people who can’t give a straight answer to a simple question. For some reason, he wasn’t able to tell me what he wanted. I don’t know if it was because he really didn’t know or if he thought that he was supposed to say what he thinks I wanted him to say. Either way, I got annoyed.

After that, we didn’t talk for a while. He randomly reached out one day and I told him that I wasn’t interested in seeing him any more. All of a sudden, he was so into me and had a solution to all of the issues that we had encountered. Don’t want to hang out late? Oh that’s fine, we’ll do what works for you. Don’t want to travel? I’ll come to you or I’ll pay for your uber. Suddenly he was ready to do whatever it took, but by that point, I was over it.

Another thing that really pissed me off is that at this point I was only working part time. He knew that, I had told him more than once. When I mentioned that he knew my schedule, he claimed that he didn’t. I reminded him that I had told him on more then one occasion and he said that he’d forgotten….So why the fuck didn’t you ask? Why is that hard. Doesn’t common sense tell you that if you don’t know the answer to something, the next step is to ask???

Anyway, we stopped talking in mid-October.

Exactly one month later, he sends me a text that says, “I miss you.” I ignored it.

Another month passes and he sends me a message on Instagram saying “I miss you.” I ignored it and block him

In January he sent me a friend request on Facebook. I declined it and blocked him.

At the beginning of March I got a text around 10pm from a number that I didn’t know. All it said was “hi.” At this point I was already half asleep. In the morning, I asked who it was. The response was, “Hey it’s Will. I downloaded an app to text you because texts weren’t going through from my number.”

I told him that was really weird and asked what if he needed something. He said he wanted to see if we could get lunch because he never wanted to stop talking in the first place. Needless to say, I wasn’t interested. I told him that and hopefully that will be the end of it.


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