• The Mist by Stephen King
  • Fingersmith by Sarah Waters
  • I Wrote This For You by Pleasefindthis
  • Me Before You by Jojo Moyes
  • Love is A Mixtape by Rob Sheffield
  • The Wonderful Story of Henry Sugar and Six More by Roald Dahl
  • The Shining by Stephen King
  • Peter Pan by J.M. Barrie
  • Dracula by Bram Stoker
  • The Queen Sings the Blues: Poems by Ronald Baytan
  • Dark Places by Gillian Flynn
  • Hotel on the Corner of Bitter and Sweet by Jamie Ford
dec 31 2016 ∞
dec 31 2016 +
  • wildlife photographer
  • newspaper columnist
  • veterinarian
  • owner of pet shelters
  • pet shelter volunteer
  • novelist
  • artist
aug 4 2014 ∞
aug 18 2014 +
  • "Why did I write it down? In order to remember, of course, but exactly what was it I wanted to remember? How much of it actually happened? Did any of it? Why do I keep a notebook at all? It is easy to deceive oneself on all those scores. The impulse to write things down is a peculiarly compulsive one, inexplicable to those who do not share it, useful only accidentally, only secondarily, in the way that any compulsion tries to justify itself. I suppose that it begins or does not begin in the cradle. Although I have felt compelled to write things down since I was five years old, I doubt that my daughter ever will, for she is a singularly blessed and accepting child, delighted with life exactly as life presents itself to her, unafraid to go to sleep and unafraid to wake up. Keepers of private notebooks are a different breed altogether, lonely and resis...__Joan Didion__
jul 4 2014 ∞
aug 18 2014 +
  • cold coffee in the morning
  • road trips to Manila
  • getting my Royal typewriter fixed
  • fat white puppies
  • skillet cookies
  • small coffee shops by the sea
  • Norah Jones's Don't Know Why
  • A's 22nd birthday
  • 365 days since that afternoon <3
  • watching 27 Dresses on a Sunday afternoon
  • the acoustic version of The Postal Service's Such Great Heights
  • pop song hits from the early 2000's
  • Stacie Orrico's There's Gotta Be (More to Life)
  • swimming in icky pools with cousins
  • GIRLS marathon
  • Miss Peregrine's Home for Peculiar Children
  • sleeping with dogs in bed
jul 4 2014 ∞
jul 20 2014 +
  • One Day - David Nicholls
  • Divine Secrets of the Ya-Ya Sisterhood - Rebecca Wells
  • Wilderness Tips - Margaret Atwood
  • Shadow of the Wind - Carlos Ruiz Zafon
  • Smoke and Mirrors - Neil Gaiman
  • Midnight in the Garden of Good And Evil - John Berendt
  • No One Belong Here More Than You - Miranda July
  • The Fault in Our Stars - John Green
  • Veronika Decides to Die - Paulo Coelho
  • Carrie - Stephen King
  • Speak - Laurie Halse Anderson
  • Fight Club - Chuck Palahniuk
  • The Book Thief - Markus Zusak
  • The Night Circus - Erin Morgenstern
  • Stories - Neil Gaiman
  • Will Grayson, Will Grayson - John Green
oct 29 2012 ∞
jul 5 2014 +
  • “Take me to your trees. Take me to your breakfasts, your sunsets, your bad dreams, your shoes, your nouns. Take me to your fingers." — Margaret Atwood from "The Good Bones"
  • "For where your treasure is, there your heart will be also." - Matthew 6:21
  • "Of course, you never really forget anyone, but you certainly release them. You stop allowing their history to have any meaning for you today. You let them change their haircut, let them move, let them fall in love again. And when you see this person you have let go, you realize that there is no reason to be sad. The person you knew exists somewhere, but you are separated by too much time to reach them again." - Chelsea Fagan
  • “Sometimes you climb out of bed in the morning and you think, I’m not going to make it, but you laugh inside -remembering all the times you’ve felt that way.”...__Charles Bukowski__
aug 18 2014 ∞
oct 13 2016 +
  • Cook one dish all on my own
  • Learn how to ride a bike
  • Revisit California
  • Learn how to play an instrument
    • Ukulele
    • Guitar
    • Piano
  • Stay up until the crack of dawn with someone I genuinely like
  • Get a tattoo
  • Get another piercing
  • Drive a motorcycle
  • Graduate from high school
  • Write a song!
  • Get into College
  • Graduate from College
  • Write a book
  • Get published
    • Campus Newspaper
jul 4 2014 ∞
oct 11 2016 +

scents--

  • grape seed oil
  • lemongrass
  • cinnamon
  • peppermint
  • clean sheets
  • coffee
  • book pages

sounds--

  • pages turning
  • keyboard clacking
  • waves rushing back to the shoreline

things to touch--

  • furry dogs
  • my cat
  • hands
  • newly washed sheets
  • pages of books

books--

jul 20 2014 ∞
dec 31 2016 +

January

  • The First Phone Call From Heaven - Mitch Albom
  • Coraline - Neil Gaiman
  • The Summer I Turned Pretty - Jenny Han
  • This is How You Lose Her - Junot Diaz
  • The Unbearable Lightness of Being - Milan Kundera
  • After the Quake - Haruki Murakami

February

  • The Great Gatsby - F. Scott Fitzgerald

March

  • The Girl with the Pearl Earring - Tracy Chevalier
  • Diary - Chuck Palahniuk

April

  • High Fidelity - Nick Hornby

May

aug 4 2014 ∞
feb 20 2015 +
  • Les Miserables - Victor Hugo
  • Everything's Eventual - Stephen King
  • Pride and Prejudice - Jane Austen
  • Jane Eyre - Charlotte Bronte
  • What the Night Knows - Dean Koontz
  • On the Road - Jack Kerouac
  • Diary of a Young Girl - Anne Frank
jul 20 2014 ∞
aug 4 2014 +
  • The Godfather - Mario Puzo
  • The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time - Mark Haddon
  • Twelve Red Herrings - Jeffrey Archer
  • An Abundance of Katherines - John Green
  • Para Kay B - Ricky Lee
  • Paper Towns - John Green
  • The Statistical Probability of Love at First Sight - Jennifer E. Smith
  • Anna and the French Kiss - Stephanie Perkins
  • The Ocean at the End of the Lane - Neil Gaiman
  • Eleanor & Park - Rainbow Rowell
  • The Bell Jar - Sylvia Plath
  • The Hangman's Daughter - Oliver Potzsch
  • Fahrenheit 451 - Ray Bradbury
  • The Time Keeper - Mitch Albom
  • The Professional - Kresley Cole
jul 4 2014 ∞
jul 5 2014 +
  • witnessing a rainbow after the rain
  • a smile from someone
  • sticking your head out the window of a moving vehicle and feeling the wind on your face
  • getting high grades on your report card
  • making your parent/s proud
  • listening to music while driving home during the sunset
  • being appreciated
  • being called "pretty"
  • someone liking what you write
  • late night conversations
  • talking to your crush
oct 17 2011 ∞
jul 4 2014 +
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  • distance
  • lachrymose
  • restrain
  • ravage
  • consume
  • excruciating
  • maybe
  • assuage
  • evanescent
  • clandestine
  • insatiable
  • infiltrate
  • inexplicable
  • turbulent
  • asphyxiate
  • oblivion
  • reticent
  • embers
  • surrender
  • unadulterated
  • transient
oct 16 2011 ∞
jul 4 2014 +