Where Delphine Be At + Book Aesthetics Tag

Dear fellow Babblers,

I’ve been an awfully terrible blogger these past few months. After the high and excitement went away regarding my new home in France I quickly fell into a long, dreary and dark wave of depression that resulted in nostalgia and ended with complete and utter helplessness. So finding the motivation to blog and even read, which has always picked up my spirits before, has been hard, if not impossible – hence my lack of activity here on wordpress lately. I find it fascinating how we can go from joy to grief in such a short and abrupt amount of time and we often have no idea what triggers this. I mean, I love it here in the Burgundy region. I really do. But it has not wiped away the problems I had back in Los Angeles – it only masked them for a while. And now ? They are all coming back to the surface. I ran away from my problems. I packed my bags and came to France in hopes that I could forget everything that happened a few years ago. Life doesn’t work that way though and now I’m more lost than ever in a place far from everything I’ve ever known. I’m sad. But I’m a hopeful kind of sad. The sort of sad that just takes time. Soon everything will get better, I still have faith…  Continue reading “Where Delphine Be At + Book Aesthetics Tag”

‘Friends’ Book Tag

Dear fellow Babblers,

Oh heyyyyy y’all. Welcome to Delphine’s much overdue tag time! I’m writing this post completely and utterly jet lagged so bare with me if something doesn’t quite make sense. But then again, very little of what I ramble on about is really just a bunch of nonsensical mush pouring out of my queer imagination.

Anyways I tried to pick a tag that seemed doable and really rather simple – I’m a lazy whore, I know, deal with it or kiss a toad.

I was tagged some time ago (my memory is the size of a speckled dandelion) by Dani at Perspective of a Writer. I love this blogger. She’s always o active here and comments on posts, keeping up with just about everything in our growing bookish community. And then her posts are just on top of it – always staying up to date with ARCS, new releases, and not to mention thought-provoking discussions! So if you would puh-leese listen to Mademoiselle Delphine and give her sit a whirl I promise you will become one of her greatest toad. If not, I will officially kiss a slug – which basically means I’m more than 120% certain you’ll enjoy reading her stuff.  Continue reading “‘Friends’ Book Tag”

What Makes You Happy Tag

Dear fellow Babblers,

It’s Monday and all the kiddies out there are begging their mamas and papas for money to buy gel pens, elmer purple glue, and Bratz (is that even a ‘thing’ anymore?) backpacks to show off to their dimwit crushes come the first day of school. While I am getting older I’m sure as Pete happy not to be in that hormonally unstable period in my life. Ugh – acne, blubber in all the wrong places, and not to mention and outrageous appetite that sent my allowance into the negatives (girls gotta eat ya know!)…

… And what am I doing? I’m sitting across from an epically gorgeous guy at my local coffee bean and while I should be looking at the screen as I type this babble I just can’t take my eyes off this boo thang. But then again I gotta stay invisible taken the fact that my lazy tushy literally walked out in public this morning with the same getup she went to sleep in last night. And to make matters worse there’s a grape fruit stain on my tee shirt… Help. A-JOLT. Pause. Allow me to iron my pot belly down, slip on a teenie-weenie-polka-dot bikini and head back in and then maybe he and I can “talk” (code for run off together towards the sunset).

Anyway the previous two paragraphs were ramblings from the purpose of this post. Perhaps I’m just happy to be conceited yet again? I get to tell all y’all what makes Señorita Delphine (hence moi) happy dappy paddy wacky! Thank you to the book and coffee enthusiast, Alex over at coffeeloving bookaholic for tagging me in the, yup you know it my lovelies, What Makes You Happy Tag. I met this eclectic gal about a month ago and have such a pleasure talking books with her. If you love, or at least tolerate me, please place your pretty little finger on zee mouse and click over to her blog. There you will find some of the most excellent reviews of anything from Young Adult to Adult Contemporary. And not to mention all the fun weekly memes and, of course tags, that Alex is known for. Now, if you would please excusez-moi, but now it’s all about me cause I’m a bad b**** as I offer you the happy pill into my notoriously thuggin life.

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Mid Year Book Freak Out Tag

Dear fellow Babblers,

I’ve decided at 4:26 this morning to tag myself in Michaela at Journey into Books, Mandy at Book Princess Reviews, and Emma at A Dreamer’s Library for the Mid Year Freak Out Tag. If you’re a book geek like the rest of us book bloggers who live off the thrill of fictional universes and live vicariously through our favorite characters they you will absolutely ADORE these gals’ sites, so definitely check them out. No! Wait! Not yet! Finish my babble first! You started, mind as well finish! Continue reading “Mid Year Book Freak Out Tag”

Babbles on Book Buying Habits

Dear fellow babblers,

UCLA has finally managed to bid farewell to the babbler – and no, I was not finally kicked to USC for my endless babbles… Your fellow babbler graduated! Now I get to devote the rest of my meaningless life as a full-time, thriving, unpaid book reviewer, writing posts few of you will likely finish reading – ain’t no babbler like another babbler!

The last few days festivities have resulted in little time spent reading, and no doubt little time spent here. So here I sit…banana in hand, looking out to the busy street below my second floor apartment window. Here in Los Angeles. Approximately 8:38 pm with a bright computer screen blinding me. I spent the last two hours blog hopping in hopes of gaining some insightful idea on what to ” book chat ” about. Eventually I discovered Thrice Read’s totally profesh site and thought, ” Hey Delphine, why not tag yourself and join the rest of your fellow book reviewers in this book tag thing “. Continue reading “Babbles on Book Buying Habits”