Top Ten Tuesday (#45)


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BUT IIIIIIIIIIIIIIeyyyyIIIIIIIIIIIII don’t wanna do this PROOOOOOOMPT TODAY!  So IIIIIIIIII am creating my oooooooooown!

#forgivethehorriblesinging #I’lltrytotoneitdown

Okay, okay.  Let’s get serious for a minute.  I’m not going to even TRY to deny it, friends.

I, your loyal Princess Penguin, am in love…


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Well, here’s the thing.  Her name is Annelise.  We intend to take over the world together and DOMINATE EVERYONE with our bookish awesome.  She is Queen.  She listens to me rant and whine.  She lets me be the weird penguin I am without judging.

“BUT BETH!” I’m sure you’re asking.  “HOW DARE YOU?!?!?!  How CAN you?!?!  WHAT ARE YOU DOING!?”

So…let’s talk this through.  Like calm, rational penguins who haven’t yet found their perfect pebbles and are adults and CAN LURVE WHOEVER THEY WANT, OKAY?!

I give you…

Top Five Reasons It’s TOTES OKAY to Love a Panda (if You’re a Penguin)


You Share a Color Scheme

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Who else?!?!?!?! can say that they can match you in almost any situation because HELLO YOU’RE BOTH MADE OF BLACK AND WHITE FLOOF!  Pandas and penguins totes get along for this reason alone, okay.  You can’t convince me otherwise.

Opposites Attract

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Where penguins are generally the quiet, shy, RUN AWAY AT EVEN THE SLIGHTEST NOISE BECAUSE OH MY IT’S GOING TO EAT ME! type…pandas are naturally curious, trend-setting, and packed with courage.  So it makes sense to always stick close to one–they’ll keep you safe from the big scary!

You’ll Klutz Together

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Because penguins and pandas are probably some of the BIGGEST klutzes in the animal kingdom.  Instead of laughing and walking away….you can laugh and help your friend up!  #totalwin #beafriend

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There’s a Deal to Strike

 Related imagePenguins have sharp beaks and vast swimming maneuvers to better catch the fish that they call food (this is not Finding Nemo, okay?! FISH ARE NOT FRIENDS!) Pandas have large paws and sharp claws to better pick up and sort of grasp those pesky pretty pebbles.  Why not strike a deal–and get what you BOTH want?!

They’ll Never Let You Down

Image result for panda gif I mean…unless you’re already falling, and then they’ll probably help you hit the ground.  But…what friend wouldn’t?!  It’s totes okay to trip a friend, so long as you’re there to help them back up, RIIIIIGHT?!  And if you’re tripping them into a pile of your favorite books… well, so much the better!


So tell me… do you still think it’s wrong of me to love a panda?

Feel free to share your thoughts with me in the comments, or link me to your own Top Ten Tuesday!

Until next time, happy book-ing!

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How To: Freak the FRACKLE Out Over Scary Video Games

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“Beth!  You JUST posted a how to yesterday, are you sick?!  Is the world ending?!  Have you run out of tuna fish?!”

To which I respond:  “Well, not really.  I certainly hope not, I have more penguin-ing to do!  YESYESYES IT’S A DEFINITE PROBLEM!  Also I can’t find my hoard of pebbles; how do they always disappear overnight?!”

The truth is, this penguin decided to start a horror of a video game last night…in the dark…with headphones on instead of listening to it through the tv speakers…

Let’s just say, I’m both TERRIFIED and ABSOLUTELY ADDICTED all at once.

What is the game, you ask?

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This one.  THIS.  THIS GAME!  Oh my penguins, penguins, this game will knock the floof out of your little penguin chests without even really trying.  And it’s AWESOME.

 But it got me thinking–I talked, yesterday, of how to flail like a penguin.  But what about the other emotions?!  I mean, even penguins get scared sometimes.  Feel pain.  Are sad.  So, let’s focus on one of those, yes?  I give you:

How to Freak the FRACKLE Out Over Scary Video Games

(we’re not even going to TALK about the fact that Bau was sitting next to me laughing his butt off the whole time, because ROOD.  ROOD, DUDE.  Rood!  I should make him go tuna fish hunting for this hungry penguin as punishment…)

So.  I started the game, and at first, it was all like:

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And then…creaky noises, weird notes, flickering lights, which led to…

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But see…that was only the PROLOGUE!  I didn’t even know.  I had no idea.  Once chapter one started, it became more like all of this:

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Uhm.  So…I stopped just after Chapter Two started.  I intend, at some point today probably, to keep on trucking, but…

Needless to say, this game?  Total awesome.  BUT OH MY PENGUINS, HORRIFYING!

What have you guys been playing lately?  Have any game recommendations you think I should consider?!  Let me know in the comments!

Until next time, happy book-ing!  And remember–it’s okay to freak the frackle out like a human now and then.  Even penguins need to scream sometimes.

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Regarding Reading (#6)

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This post, we’re going to discuss

Bookish Emotions

Most specifically…how ugly your sobbing is when the books get REAL!

Let’s take it slow.  There’s…

The Stone-Cold Heart

The Lone Tear

and, of course,

The Ugly, Uncontrollable Sob

Which emotional level are YOU most likely to fall into when reading?  (I mean, on average–because obviously some books touch us more than others.)  I have to admit, I am USUALLY in the Stone-Cold Heart group… books might hurt me, but I very rarely cry over them.  I think there have been…maybe 3? ever to cause gross-sobbing.  Leave me your thoughts/comments below!

Until next time, happy book-ing!



Regarding Reading (#4)

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This post, I’d like to chat about

Book Huggers

because, you know, there’s…

The Nose Wrinkler:

The Neutral Territory:

The Obsessed:

So…which one are you?  Not surprisingly, I’m of the LAST variety.  The husband often threatens to tie my hands together in book stores–I’m always petting the pretties!

Also, side note, WHY!?!? isn’t there a GIF of Hagrid telling the class they have to stroke the spine to open the Monster Book of Monsters?!  I was so hoping I’d be able to use that in the last trio, but alas–no luck!

Which Book Hugger are you?!

Let me know below!

Until next time, happy book-ing!



Regarding Reading (#3)

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This post, I want to talk about…

Your Book Monsters

What I mean is…

You’re reading.  It’s the middle of the climax, the characters are screaming or celebrating or dying (or all three in no particular order).  Suddenly!  The phone rings, or someone asks you a question, or (gasp of all gasps) your break is over!  You have to put the book away.

How huge is your monster?

Some people are all…

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Others are more

I, on the other hand, am totally


What does YOUR Book Monster look like?!

Let me know below!

Until next time, happy book-ing!