Okay… Literally Be Our Guest, Though

I promise that my actual bookish post for this day will come soon… but my friend just posted this official Beauty and the Beast live action trailer on Facebook AND I HAVE BEEN SOBBING FOR DAYS. I’m not going to lie. I don’t care much for Emma Watson. This movie, though. UGH. I swore to myself that I would actively shy away from any of the live actions, but I just can’t with this one. I’m way too invested.

So, here. I’m shoving this in your face.

And if you don’t like it, do me a favor. DON’T TELL ME. I, too, have some reservations about some things, but LET ME HAVE THIS BEAUTY IN MY LIFE FOR A WHILE, OKAY?!

On a Positive Note

Despite the fact that I am essentially a trend junkie at my job (that’s it… that’s what I get paid the “big bucks” to do), I have never been inspired to apply those findings to my blog till now. Let’s rewind: Back in September, we started a program that involves the lot of us getting together to either watch a relevant talk or discuss topics that impact our work environment on all levels (while eating bagels!). For the first one, we watched “The Happiness Advantage: Linking Positive Brains to Performance,” and quite a few things Shawn Achor said actually resonated with me. I do want to help my creativity levels with a little positivity (because my depression and my subsequent abandoning of this blog go hand in hand). He suggested a few things to evoke a more positive outlook such as:

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I’m Going to BookCon!

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Gather around, fellow monsters, it’s story time.

I happened on BookCon completely by chance.

As some of you may recall me mentioning, I’ve been in a bit of a book slump for YEARS (mostly thanks to being in college). Needless to say, I’ve been out of the book game for quite a while. So, when I rekindled my love for reading some time last year, I got so immersed that I felt like I needed to regain all of the things I’d been missing out on for the past couple of years. Before this blog was even a little bit close to being a tangible thing, I was on the hunt for a book conference similar to AWP. With how grand the book community is, I just knew there had to be one somewhere out there that I could begin planning for. And from the depths of the internet, BEA emerged. Continue reading