Galentines Day with the Penguin


HELLO HELLO to all my loyal bookish penguins (and a big hello to my NONbookish penguins, as well, because I was raised to be polite and not turn my beak on others.  Or something like that… I don’t know, some of the things I was taught growing up have subsequently been lost–those pesky little politeness pebbles!)

“BEEEEEETH!” I hear you whining.  “Why did you call us here today?  What do you even WANT, how can you even have time for anything you’re working like a maniac and don’t have enough hours in the day for all the things you must MUST do so WHAT DO YOU WANT?!”

Well, if you didn’t know already…


“Wha…. What even are you…. Have you LOST your beak completely, woman?!”  I’m sure you’re thinking.


Galentine’s Day is a holiday Amy Poehler’s Parks and Rec character Leslie Knope created that occurs every year on Feb. 13, the day before Valentine’s Day. As Leslie herself explains on the show:

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SEEEEE?!  It’s totes a thing.  And I’m here to tell you some of the EPICAL AWESOME that would be Galentines Day for me and my fellow bookish penguins, because YAY FUN!

First and foremost…. It’s hard to keep track of all those RSVPs when you’re a penguin, am I right?  You don’t have the nifty fingers to clench them in your fists; cell phones are a TOTAL NO GO around water; and messages in tuna fish?!  Whoever heard of slowing down enough to read your food before eating?!?!?! HONESTLY.

Having similar party issues?!  No worries–just check out Eventbrite !  They have all the tools you need to make your get-together sparkle like the bow ties your fanceh penguin mates should be wearing on Valentines Day (just for you, of course!)

Now then, let me introduce you to….

GALENTINES DAY!…Epic Penguin Style

As I’ve already said, this party of awesome would be open to ALL MY BLOGGISH PENGUIN PALS because seriously, even the fanceh penguins need to get together with friends? (I know, I know, this totes contradicts the title of the thing, but HOOOOONESTLY let’s just let everyone have all the fun okay?! OKAY?!?!)

To start the night off right, what’s better than HARRY POTTER COCKTAILS?!?!?! (yes, yes, this is aaaaaaall going to be fandom based.  Because BOOKS, you!  Books!)

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I mean…don’t those just look DEEEELICIOUS?! (click the image to go to the webpage for recipes and tastiness!)

These would be followed by….

Discworld Delicacies


Discworld Desserts

I mean, obvs I won’t be charging my pals to eat the food, and I’d have to toooootally figure out my own menu because PLAGIARISM IS BAD FORM PENGUINS! … but DISCWORLD FOR THE WIN!  (No, seriously.  The menu would be Discworld, because I win like that)


Would be done while also enjoying the wit and wiles of one Elizabeth (Lizzie) Bennet, courtesy of my favorite youtube series of ever…

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Because honestly, who could ask for a better night with the pals than this?!

(Also, for all the fanceh penguins groaning in the background…you’ve been warned?  Don’t come if you don’t wanna?  Or, you know, grab some brooms and go play Quidditch in the yard instead.  Your choice.)

Of course, we’d probably also do other stuff and things.  Like what?!  Well…these are just a feeeeeeew ideas:

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 Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy Babel Fish Bottle

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Alice in Wonderland “Drink Me” Necklace

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Fandom Crayon Art

I mean…. COULD IT GET ANY BETTER than all of this epic?!  Because I certainly don’t think so!

What are some of YOUR ideas for Galentines Day, penguins?  Feel free to share them with me below, and remember to go check out Eventbrite for all your party planning/RSVP tracking needs!

Until next time, happy book-ing!



Bookmark Monday (#45)


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My Theme:  Bookish Bookmarks

I know, I know, I’ve done fandom bookmarks before…but there are SO many fandoms, and SO many awesome artists, I don’t have to limit myself to just one. SO THERE!

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This week, I decided to branch out.  All of these are from Society6!  And because I am a FIRM believer in “use all the pretties as bookmarks even if they’re not ACTUALLY bookmarks”…….well, these aren’t actually bookmarks, but art prints.  THEY STILL WORK THOUGH!  Click the picture to go to that bookmark  artwork’s page!

Illuminae is BAE, guys.  BAE.  I just… I need to like, take a day off and just READ Gemina already!  I own it, it’s sitting pretty on my shelves…I just need to find time to READ it.  #perpetualproblemsofabookblogger #bookreviewerproblems

Illuminae - Death Blooms Art Print

Illuminae.  Again.  Because I can.  Also, this one is just GORGEOUS?!  I just… Gah.  So much yes.

Fear Art Print

The Darkest Minds FOR.  THE.  WIN.  This is still one of my absolute favorite series; Liam Stewart has always been, still remains, and will always be Book Boyfriend #1.  Because LIAM.

The Darkest Minds Quote #1 Art Print

I spy a pattern happening here, do you?

No worries–I’m about to break the pattern.

The Death Of Rats II Art Print

DISCWORLD!  and The Death of Rats, because the Death characters are some of my absolute favorites.  Also, if you like to read aloud to people and you want a challenge…pick these books up.  There are SO many dialects and characters and fashions of speaking and…yeah.  Just trust me, these books are THE BEST to read aloud.


Yuuuuup, couldn’t do Discworld without including Death himself.  Also, this quote is one of my favorites–I giggle every. single. time.

Which are your favorites from this batch?  Have any bookmarks you’ve discovered recently you’d like to share with me?  Let me know below!

Until next time, happy book-ing!

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