lessons learned from moving

One of the most stressful life events is moving to a new place. When I moved away from home for the first time three years ago, I was moving a very small amount of stuff compared to what I have now and my parents were able to help me. This time, my partner and IContinue reading “lessons learned from moving”

march rewind

life March was an interesting, exciting, busy month. So much happened that it both feels like an entire year has passed but also no time has passed. Like…what was March? Madness. First: the library reopened to the public. I’m a librarian with a large urban library system. We’ve been closed since March 2020 and hadContinue reading “march rewind”

books on my netgalley queue

If you follow my private Twitter account, you may have noticed that at one point, I did in fact quit NetGalley. Now, I did this with the best intentions, and the intention of sticking with it for at least a year. Reader, I lasted two months. There were just too many good books I wantedContinue reading “books on my netgalley queue”

if i disappear // review

Title: If I Disappear Author: Eliza Jane Brazier Date published: January 26, 2021 Pages: 304 When her favorite true crime podcast host goes missing, an adrift young woman plunges headfirst into the wild backcountry of Northern California and her own dangerous obsession. Sera loves true crime podcasts. They make her feel empowered in a worldContinue reading “if i disappear // review”

welcome to literally mel: a reintrocution

Hello, dear friends, and welcome to my new adventure (aka blog), Literally Mel! Some of you may already know me from my previous blog, Cotton Candy Book Witch, which focused on interpreting all this bookish through the lens of witchcraft. As I stated in my final post, I have been feeling for a while thatContinue reading “welcome to literally mel: a reintrocution”