How to Eat a Cupcake [book review]

Funny, free-spirited Annie Quintana and sophisticated, ambitious Julia St. Clair come from two different worlds. Yet, as the daughter of the St. Clair’s housekeeper, Annie grew up in Julia’s San Francisco mansion and they forged a bond that only two little girls who know nothing of class differences and scholarships could—until a life-altering betrayal destroyed their friendship.

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Reading Habits Tag

Happy Friday everyone!  I know that Friday isn’t always the end of the workweek for most people, myself included, but there is a sense of peace that comes with it being Friday.  I can’t tell you why that is, but I just know it’s there.

Today I’ll be doing the Reading Habits Tag that I found on Dreamland Book Blog as my “R” entry for April.  I kid you not, the first word I thought of for a post was ‘read’ so I’m going with it.  No overthinking today. Continue reading

Quotes I Love

It’s getting close to the end of the month, and the alphabet for the A to Z Challenge!  I’m excited that I’ve made it this far without missing a day of posting!  I have to say, going by the alphabet has given me some good specks of content and it’s helping me to be more observant in what I can use for blog topics.   Continue reading

By Your Side [book review]

Autumn finds herself locked inside the library for an entire weekend with no way out and unable to contact anyone.  She soon realizes she’s not alone; Dax Miller is also locked in with her.  She doesn’t know much about him, other than he did some time in juvie and that he’s a loner – not exactly someone she feels comfortable being locked in with.  She has to remind herself that it Continue reading

Old Post Love

I had a good topic for today’s post: writing about how I came up with the name of my blog – orangeowldiaries.  Then I realized I wrote about this a year and a half ago.  At least I realized this before I wrote an entirely new post on the same topic! Continue reading

Nem means No

I have another Hungarian word for y’all today because I literally cannot think of anything else for today’s letter.  This is one of the first two words I ever learned in this language – nem.

It’s pronounced just as it’s spelled, which makes it easy.  Unfortunately this isn’t the case for the rest of the Hungarian language, which is one of the reasons why Continue reading


Macska (much-ka) is a very common word in our house now, at least since October last year.  When we were trying to figure out a name for our black kitten, little Miss Luna (whom we thought was a boy at the time Continue reading

Library Week

This past week was National Library Week, as some of you may or may not have heard.  I know we have settled into this pattern of making everything a ‘holiday’ with National ‘this’ Day and such, but I think National Library Week has some importance.  Libraries are an important part of our communities after all. Continue reading


Jellybeans are a nice treat around this time of year.  I was recently at my eye doctor and kept grabbing some from the bowl while I was waiting to pay for my exam and new glasses.  Then today I went on a search for the bag of all-black jellybeans and picked up some multi-colored ones for work.  Turns out, I should’ve gotten the all-black ones for work too – they seem to be everyone’s favorite. Continue reading


If you could have one superpower, what would it be?

Invisibility.  Always invisibility.

Why?  Well, there are times that I’d like to be able to move around undetected (though I usually do anyway because I’m a ninja).  Not for anything illegal, mind you, but to avoid certain circumstances or to Continue reading