Letter to My Best Friend

Dear Best Friend,

You know who you are.

First off, I’m truly thankful that God placed us in that middle school Spanish class years ago because we definitely came into a great friendship that I think will last.  We don’t see each other nearly as often as we used to, but that hasn’t changed a thing between us.  The important thing is that even if we go weeks without directly talking to each other, once we’re together it’s like no time passed.

We hit a lot of milestones together – sweet sixteens, first boyfriends, high school graduation, getting our driver’s licenses, college graduation, and most recently, your marriage.  I’m still in shock, marriage!  (then again, it’s not like you gave anyone a lot of time to let it settle in our brains, ha!)  Still, I’m happy for you and your husband and you can bet I’ll be continuing to pray that God will bless your marriage for the rest of your lives.  And really, the only milestone we missed together was senior prom, and that’s because I didn’t go (and I still don’t regret it).

What I love about our friendship is that we don’t hold back.  We can be honest with each other and let all our thoughts and feelings out when we’re having a bad day, but not even five minutes later we can be completely weird and silly.  A friend like that is hard to come by… you usually get either one or the other.  We’re lucky to have both in the same person.

I also just need to thank you for being there for me during the times I’m having stupid drama in my life, and you don’t judge me.  You usually understand since often times you’re going through some of the same things, just in different ways.  You’ve also been there to encourage me through some rough times when I was just ready to give up.

It’s amazing to think that we’ve known each other for fourteen years now, just over half of our lives.  It’s honestly weird to think back to the time of my life that I didn’t know you and I can tell you right now that I’ve never had a friend as close as you.  

So even though you’ll be moving out of state (and our time zone) I know that won’t change the bond that we have.  No, we won’t see each other in person anymore (only when we’re able to visit the other) so I guess we’ll have to make do with phone calls, video-chats, and, as you said, writing letters.

You aren’t just my best friend; you’re my un-biological sister.  Thanks for being the best one I could ever imagine having in my life!

I hate love you buddy!

– Tabbers


Also, happy birthday!

Recent Reads [July 2017]

Another month, another Recent Reads post hitting your feed!

This month was weird.  It just felt like it went so fast, yet it seems like the books I read last month were ones that I read ages ago – not just a few weeks.  Perception of time is a weird thing, though usually it goes too fast for everyone.  There’s only 30 days until I start school again, 22 days until vacation, and before we know it… it’ll be Christmas and New Year’s again!


Ugh, anyway… onto the books I read this past month (I mean, that’s why you’re all here, right?)

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Top Ten Tuesday: Reasons to Love Your Library

I’m going through a summer slump in the blogging department at the moment, but I found this great post by Holly at Nut Free Nerd listing 10 Reasons to Love Your Library.

Check it out – because it’s 1000% accurate – and give Holly some love!

And your library too.

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Nut Free Nerd

Happy Tuesday! Since the lovely bloggers behind The Broke and the Bookish are taking a summer hiatus from creating TTT topics, I’ve decided to come up with some of my own for the next few weeks. This week I’ll be sharing my Top Ten Reasons to Love Your Library. As someone who worked at a library throughout my high school years I always look forward to visiting my local one on a regular basis during the summertime. I know everyone has their own personal preferences when it comes to the formats of books they like to read (new, used, borrowed, digital, etc.) but I really think that libraries deserve more credit than they often receive! Here are ten reasons to give your local library a little more love:

1. Borrowing books = FREE. This is an obvious reason, but for many people I think it’s the most important one. I…

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Treading Goodreads Carefully

I’ve come to realize lately that as a user of Goodreads, I need to be careful with it.  Not in the same way you need to be careful with Facebook or Twitter though.  What I mean is that I have recently noticed that I can be highly influenced by the ratings and reviews on books that I’m interested in on Goodreads.

I try to stay objective when reading reviews or looking at ratings before I dive into a book, or buy it, but it doesn’t always work.  I get afraid that I won’t Continue reading