Happy Friday, friends! This week has been a tough one for sure. For reasons I don’t want or need to get into, I’ve been under a lot of stress, and I would not be exaggerating if I said I haven’t truly stopped crying since Wednesday. I’m excited to get into this weekend and, hopefully, take a little break from my emotions. Maybe dive into a good book? Let’s get started with what’s been catching my eye this week!
one | storygraph
I finally started a Storygraph account! Storygraph is an alternative reading platform to Goodreads. The review process is more than just writing a paragraph, it recommends books based on your recent reads and interests, and it is founded and run by small creators Nadia Odunayo and Rob Frelow. I was a little intimidated to leave Goodreads completely, so I’m actually continuing to update both accounts (Am I crazy?), but so far I’m loving the Storygraph platform. Connect with me, and let’s have some fun!
two | how to brag better
I don’t know about you, but I never talk about the good that I do. I’d much rather someone else recognize me than talk about it for myself. It’s okay to brag — just do it in the right way.
three | at-home gel manis
I’ve been getting a ton of ads for these at-home gel manis, and I just want to know if it’s worth the investment! If you’ve bitten, let me know if it’s been fun!
four | using your vacation days even when you can’t travel
I love the idea of taking a vacation day just to relax and rest at home. I know it can feel like a waste to take a vacation day off when you’re working from home, but I sometimes think I need breaks more than ever now that my home has become my office space. People assume we are more accessible than ever, calling at all hours of the day, and it can feel like a form of rebellion just to decline answering a call when you’re eating lunch. Take a vacation day, you deserve it.
five | the silent patient
Alicia Berenson killed her husband, and Theo is determined to find out why. In this psychological thriller, readers are taken down a rabbit-hole as Theo discovers that his and Alicia’s motives may be very similar. I’m about 100 pages into this bad boy, and I think I’m going to curl up with it over the weekend and devour the rest.