lots of books read on airplanes, in airports (shout out to ready reserve at CLT!), and in hotel rooms.
1. Paper Towns by John Green; 1.1-1.9*
2. to drink coffee with a ghost by Amanda Lovelace; 1.4-1.6
3. The Midwest Survival Guide: How We Talk, Love, Work, Drink, and Eat…Everything with Ranch by Charlie Berens; 1.6-1.20
4. Early Departures by Justin A. Reynolds; 1.10-1.16
5. House of Hollow by Krystal Sutherland; 1.17-1.23
6. You’ll Never Believe What Happened to Lacey: Crazy Stories About Racism by Amber Ruffin & Lacey Lamar; 1.24-1.31
7. home body by rupi kaur; 1.27-1.30
8. Cracked Up to Be by Courtney Summers; 2.1-2.6
9. Breakfast with Buddha by Roland Merullo; 2.7-2.15
10. 100 Things We’ve Lost to the Internet by Pamela Paul; 2.15-2.23
11. Disgraceland: Musicians Getting Away with Murder and Behaving Very Badly by Jake Brennan; 2.24-2.28
12. Such a Fun Age by Kiley Reid; 3.1-3.7
13. Brunch and Other Obligations by Suzanne Nugent; 3.8-3.17
14. Holly Banks Full of Angst by Julie Valerie; 3.18-3.25
15. Pumpkin by Julie Murphy; 3.26-3.29
16. Here So Far Away by Hadley Dyer; 3.30-4.6
17. Where the Grass Is Green and the Girls Are Pretty by Lauren Weisberger; 4.7-4.16
18. American Royals by Katharine McGee; 4.17-4.26
19. Majesty by Katharine McGee; 4.27-5.5
20. Poison for Breakfast by Lemony Snicket; 5.6-5.8
21. You’d Be Home Now by Kathleen Glasgow; 5.9-5.14
22. Yoga Pant Nation by Laurie Gelman; 5.15-5.19
23. Fighting Forward: Your Nitty-Gritty Guide to Beating the Lies That Hold You Back by Hannah Brencher; 5.20-5.27
24. Family of Liars by E. Lockhart; 5.28-6.2
25. What Goes Up by Christine Heppermann; 6.3-6.4
26. Unmasked: My Life Solving America’s Cold Cases by Paul Holes; 6.5-6.15
27. unlock your storybook heart by amanda lovelace; 6.16
28. Never Saw You Coming by Erin Hahn; 6.17-6.22
29. The Fault in Our Stars by John Green; 6.22-6.26*
30. If the Shoe Fits by Julie Murphy; 6.27-7.2
31. All Girls by Emily Layden; 7.3-7.9
32. The Bridge by Bill Konigsberg; 7.10-7.16
33. The Overdue Life of Amy Byler by Kelly Harms; 7.17-7.23
34. See You Yesterday by Rachel Lynn Solomon; 7.24-8.1
35. Lucky Few by Kathryn Ormsbee; 8.2-8.10
36. Moment of Truth by Kasie West; 8.11-8.16
37. Rivals by Katharine McGee; 8.17-8.27
38. The Office BFFs: Tales of The Office from Two Best Friends Who Were There by Jenna Fischer & Angela Kinsey; 8.23-8.31
39. Smells Like Tween Spirit by Laurie Gelman; 8.28-9.2
40. I’ve Got Your Number by Sophie Kinsella; 9.3-9.10
41. Separation Anxiety by Laura Zigman; 9.11-9.18
42. Nothing More to Tell by Karen M. McManus; 9.19-9.24
43. Words From the Window Seat: The Everyday Magic of Kindness, Courage, and Being Your True Self by Taylor Tippett; 9.25-9.30
44. Where Secrets Lie by Eva V. Gibson; 9.30-10.11
45. We Are Okay by Nina LaCour; 10.12-10.16
46. Recommended for You by Laura Silverman; 10.17-10.21
47. Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix (illustrated edition) by J.K. Rowling; 10.17-12.29*
48. Inheritance by Katharine McGee; 10.19-10.22
49. Cult Classic by Sloane Crosley; 10.23-10.31
50. Maybe This Time by Kasie West; 11.1-11.5
51. The Midnight Library by Matt Haig; 11.6-11.14
52. The Immortalists by Chloe Benjamin; 11.15-11.24
53. Extraordinary Means by Robyn Schneider; 11.25-11.30
54. The World Record Book of Racist Stories by Amber Ruffin & Lacey Lamar; 12.1-12.4
55. Book Lovers by Emily Henry; 12.4-12.10
56. Verity by Colleen Hoover; 12.11-12.13
57. Beyond the Wand: The Magic & Mayhem of Growing Up a Wizard by Tom Felton; 12.13-12.18
58. Field Notes on Love by Jennifer E. Smith; 12.19-12.23
59. Red Clocks by Leni Zumas; 12.23-12.30
60. I Hope You Stay by Courtney Peppernell; 12.31*
in an effort to take more photos in 2023 than I did in 2022, I wanted to be better about updating this blog. I wanted to start with doing my post of the books that I read in 2022, but when I went to post it, I noticed that I never did a 2021 books post. so here we are.
you'll notice a gap of sorts when I was going through flight attendant training and my first month or so flying. I'm happy to say that I am back on track and reading (almost) every single day, with a streak currently on Beanstack of 324 days as of January 20th. the asterisk denotes a book that I was not reading for the first time.
1.The Little Prince by Antoine de Saint-Exupéry; 1.1*
2.If You Feel Too Much: Thoughts on Things Found and Lost and Hoped For by Jamie Tworkowski; 1.2-1.6*
3. In Search of Us by Ava Dellaira; 1.7-1.16
4. I Hope You Stay by Courtney Peppernell; 1.9-1.19
5. The Undomestic Goddess by Sophie Kinsella; 1.17-1.27
6. 32 Third Graders and One Class Bunny: Life Lessons from Teaching by Phillip Done; 1.28-2.1
7. Admission by Julie Buxbaum; 2.2-2.9
8. Elegance: The Beauty of French Fashion by Megan Hess; 2.5-2.10
9. Twelve Steps to Normal by Farrah Penn; 2.10-2.19
10. Again Again by E. Lockhart; 2.20-2.25
11. Small Sacrifices: A True Story of Passion and Murder by Ann Rule; 2.26-4.5
12. The Desolations of Devil’s Acre by Ransom Riggs; 3.1-3.10
13. I Will Judge You by Your Bookshelf by Grant Snider; 3.11-3.14
14. Yolk by Mary H.K. Choi; 3.18-3.26
15. Heart of Junk by Luke Geddes; 4.6-4.13
16. You’ll Miss Me When I’m Gone by Rachel Lynn Solomon; 4.14-4.21
17. Broken (in the best possible way) by Jenny Lawson; 4.22-5.2
18. Broken Horses by Brandi Carlile; 5.3-5.9
19. When You Ask Me Where I’m Going by Jasmin Kaur; 5.10-5.12
20. Fatal Sword: Tragic Clash of Two Friends on Christmas Eve by David K. Dodd; 5.13-5.18
21. Girl, Unframed by Deb Caletti; 5.19-5.25
22. Confessions of a Domestic Failure by Bunmi Laditan; 5.26-6.6
23. The Mall by Megan McCafferty; 6.7-6.20
24. Around the World in a Bad Mood!: Confessions of a Flight Attendant by Rene Foss; 6.21-7.7
25. I Thought It Was Just Me (But It Isn’t): Making the Journey from “What Will People Think?” to “I Am Enough” by Brené Brown; 7.9-7.28
26. Sneak Thief by Faith Harkey; 7.29-8.2
27. Classic Style: Hand It Down, Dress It Up, Wear It Out by Kate Schelter; 8.3-8.10
28. Looking for Alaska by John Green; 8.11-8.22*
29. Binge by Tyler Oakley; 8.23-8.30
30. A Man Called Ove by Fredrik Backman; 8.31-9.14*
31. I Woke Up Dead at the Mall by Judy Sheehan; 9.15-9.22
32. Fame, Fate, and the First Kiss by Kasie West; 9.22-9.28
33. The Stylist Takes Manhattan by Rosie Nixon; 9.29-10.10
34. The Anthropocene Reviewed: Essays on a Human-Centered Planet by John Green. 10.11-10.19
35. Apples Never Fall by Liane Moriarty; 10.20-10.31
36. A Very Punchable Face by Colin Jost; 11.1-11.9
37. The Color Project by Sierra Abrams; 11.10-11.17
38. The Party Crasher by Sophie Kinsella; 11.18-11.23
39. Love & Olives by Jenna Evans Welch; 11.24-12.2
40. Come Fly the World: The Jet-Age Story of the Women of Pan Am by Julia Cooke; 12.3-12.13
41. An Abundance of Katherines by John Green; 12.14-12.21*
42. the princess saves herself in this one by Amanda Lovelace; 12.22*
43. You’ll Be the Death of Me by Karen M. McManus; 12.23-12.31
these days I feel like a pinball. I’ve meant to come back to this space so many times. first I didn’t have the right computer and passwords with me, and then I just haven’t had a lot of time, but I also haven’t really been using my DSLR very much since late May.
on May 29, I flew off to Ohio to live in a hotel for a month while attending flight attendant training. it was intense, but I was with a great group and our instructors were wonderful. it was something that I’d wanted for a while but didn’t know if it was really a possibility for me.
yet here we are. I bounced back and forth between North Carolina and Wisconsin for a couple months while packing up my life and selling my house, and now I’m mostly settled in the greater Charlotte area, though 90% of my belongings are still back in Door County. I’m trying to live that minimalist life until I’m in a better living space (but I really miss my books and my artwork and my vintage Pyrex and my KitchenAid).
crew scheduling is still using me a lot, which I guess is weird for someone who has been on reserve for five months, but I love it. I’m out for up to six days at a time somewhere between Florida, South Dakota, and Ontario (or literally just sitting at CLT for eight hours). this year I’ve been able to explore cities in ten new states, but those sweet flight benefits mean that I’ll be seeing more soon. if you’re wondering, Tallahassee is one of my favorite overnights so far, but I also made great memories in Chattanooga, Cedar Rapids, and South Bend. I look forward to finding out what the next adventures will be.
it’s weird working with different crews all the time, sometimes I have a new crew every day, but for the most part the people have been wonderful. they really become your family for those maybe four days that you’re with them. Thanksgiving was my first holiday away from my family, but I got to enjoy a mediocre turkey dinner with another flight attendant in Birmingham, Alabama (and they didn’t serve us dessert, which was rather disappointing).
another incredible thing about this job is the office view. I love looking at the sky, and the sunrises and sunsets are even more magnificent in the air (especially when you’re in the flight deck because one of the pilots had to use the lav).
so if you need me, just leave a message and I’ll get back to you sometime. because I don’t know what day it is, where I am, or how I got that bruise. however, I do know that the scar on my left knee is from the air stairs even though my tights didn’t rip.
“it’s an honor to be where am I?” - Kate McKinnon
106/365 :: Friday 16 April 2021
you know I love this view.
107/365 :: Saturday 17 April 2021
Frenchies are my favorite.
108/365 :: Sunday 18 April 2021
signs of spring.
109/365 :: Monday 19 April 2021
time to take the recycling out. Oreo O's are my weakness at Target sometimes.
110/365 :: Tuesday 20 April 2021
here's my other favorite Frenchie.
111/365 :: Wednesday 21 April 2021
April snow and a bunny friend.
112/365 :: Thursday 22 April 2021
more spring flowers. these look like giant raspberries before they pop open, and I think they smell like roses.
99/365 :: Friday 9 April 2021
I don't know why this one egg is bigger than the others.
100/365 :: Saturday 10 April 2021
I always love happy mail (and postcards).
101/365 :: Sunday 11 April 2021
a few "new" postcards from an antique store.
102/365 :: Monday 12 April 2021
I had some time between errands while I was in Green Bay, and there was a break between the rain, so it was really nice outside. I took a hike around one of my favorite cemeteries - Allouez Catholic - and stumbled across one of the most beautiful headstones I've ever seen. (I even took a video of the whole collage.)
103/365 :: Tuesday 13 April 2021
Cupcake the unicorn.
104/365 :: Wednesday 14 April 2021
post second dose. I felt a little weird the next day, but I was okay after a couple ibuprofen. (please note that the injection site is actually below the bandaid. I chuckled when I saw that.)
105/365 :: Thursday 15 April 2021
oh look, another beautiful postcard.
92/365 :: Friday 2 April 2021
sunset in the middle of nowhere.
93/365 :: Saturday 3 April 2021
new TWLOHA shirt and a chocolate bunny from my mom.
94/365 :: Sunday 4 April 2021
95/365 :: Monday 5 April 2021
daffodils getting ready to bloom.
96/365 :: Tuesday 6 April 2021
have I mentioned that I love changing into leggings when I get home from work?
97/365 :: Wednesday 7 April 2021
cherry pie from my mom's friend.
98/365 :: Thursday 8 April 2021
blankets of clouds.
85/365 :: Friday 26 March 2021
I love taking my shoes off when I get home.
86/365 :: Saturday 27 March 2021
who remembers what it was, but taking home lunch from work.
87/365 :: Sunday 28 March 2021
88/365 :: Monday 29 March 2021
pretty mail and one of my favorite walls in my house.
89/365 :: Tuesday 30 March 2021
90/365 :: Wednesday 31 March 2021
working extra hours at work during what turned out to be spring break. the burrito looks a little sad, but it was delicious.
91/365 :: Thursday 1 April 2021
post-work chai (at least probably) and a granola bar.
78/365 :: Friday 19 March 2021
I love Mary H.K. Choi's novels.
79/365 :: Saturday 20 March 2021
is it time to put the shovel away yet?
80/365 :: Sunday 21 March 2021
I never need more mugs but I buy them often.
81/365 :: Monday 22 March 2021
I buy Nikes from the kids section because they still fit me and they're less expensive.
82/365 :: Tuesday 23 March 2021
plant guy is still growing.
83/365 :: Wednesday 24 March 2021
a few finds from Goodwill and an antique mall.
84/365 :: Thursday 25 March 2021
I had to put out the Easter towels from Liv!
71/365 :: Friday 12 March 2021
when the dog won't walk with you, so you take a walk on your own.
72/365 :: Saturday 13 March 2021
some fun mail.
73/365 :: Sunday 14 March 2021
a few of my favorite vintage ephemera finds.
74/365 :: Monday 15 March 2021
grocery shopping day.
75/365 :: Tuesday 16 March 2021
I couldn't pass up these Oreos at Aldi.
76/365 :: Wednesday 17 March 2021
that interview outfit.
77/365 :: Thursday 18 March 2021
still one of my favorite things.
64/365 :: Friday 5 March 2021
it never gets old.
65/365 :: Saturday 6 March 2021
Easter gift from the dog I dogsit. (:
66/365 :: Sunday 7 March 2021
"new" clothes from ThredUp. I already had this cardigan (also from ThredUp), but I love these Gap merino wool cardigans, so I had to get another. (I think this was the first time I've ever gotten a package on a Sunday.)
67/365 :: Monday 8 March 2021
68/365 :: Tuesday 9 March 2021
snacks for work.
69/365 :: Wednesday 10 March 2021
70/365 :: Thursday 11 March 2021
the library stack. (and yes, it's true.)
a photographer with the desire to hide behind the camera a little less and let the light shine through.