Bookish Candles and the Power of Scent

Once upon a time, when I was President of the Honors Program to be exact, I was sitting during in a fascinating, Honors-exclusive lecture by a psychology professor on the psychology of scent. Apparently, scent is a more powerful factor than I had ever realized. It was during this lecture that I learned:

  • Aside from lifestyle factors, scent is the number one indicator of compatibility in romantic relationships.
  • If someone of the opposite sex smells bad to you, it may just be because your immune systems are too similar. Genetic diversity is a good thing so your body is saying, “Hey there! Don’t fornicate with this individual because you’ll probably produce immunity compromised babies!”
  • Birth control, however, negates this bodily function. So often times, when women go off birth control to get pregnant and are having fertility issues, their partner suddenly smells bad to them.
  • The amount of tips a stripper or pole dancer receives when she is ovulating usually goes up by 200% because of the pheromones she’s giving off and entering the noses of on lookers. On the flip side, they go down when she is menstruating. For the record, I don’t endorse this kind of behavior but I do find it to be an interesting statistic.

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Top Five Worst Father Figures

Happy Father’s Day, everyone! I hope everyone is able to spend some quality time with their family and appreciate the dads and men in their life. I did my best to spoil my hubby, who is truly the greatest father to our son that I could ask for. He’s amazing. Continue reading “Top Five Worst Father Figures”

And I Darken by Kiersten White

Okay, the blog might be a hit or miss this week because I am apartment searching again, and it’s a real pain in the butt; the place we’re looking to move is a 40 minute drive away. Thus I may not be home much to do the things I want to do. Please pray for me, everyone, that we find a place because I need to get out of here. I am getting desperate!!!

But let’s get back to the subject at hand.

My tribulations notwithstanding, I had the time this weekend to read this book by Kiersten White called And I Darken. It’s being released at the end of the month.

And. Oh. My. Gosh.

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Fictional Fashion: Alina from Shadow and Bone

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The Grisha trilogy was one of the more intriguing series I read this year. My favorite book was by far the first, Shadow and Bone, which is where I drew inspiration for this outfit. I want this one super bad! I have a strange obsession with antlers (I collect antler sheds), and this outfit is full of them! Continue reading “Fictional Fashion: Alina from Shadow and Bone”

Risuko: A Kunoichi Tale by David Kudler

25700544Publisher: Stillpoint Digital Press

Publication Date: June 15th, 2016

Series: Seasons of the Sword, #1

Genre: Historical Fiction

Rating: 1/5 

As a disclaimer, I have to say that I rarely don’t finish a book even if I hate it. And this book, I even tried to like. I tried so hard. But I got to a point where I just couldn’t do it anymore. I just couldn’t. Continue reading “Risuko: A Kunoichi Tale by David Kudler”

A Court of Thorns and Roses by Sarah J. Maas

16096824Publisher: Bloomsbury Children’s

Publication Date: May 5th, 2015

Series: A Court of Thorns and Roses, #1

Genre: Fantasy

Rating: 4/5 

After seeing the popularity of this book in the blog-o-sphere and all over Instagram, I figured it was high time that I found out what all of the hullabaloo was about. And I must say, now I can why everyone is making such a fuss.

I read this book as fast as I could. And part of me isn’t quite sure why. Continue reading “A Court of Thorns and Roses by Sarah J. Maas”

False Hearts by Laura Lam Review

cover87030-mediumPublisher: Macmillan-Tor

Publication Date: June 14th, 2016

Series: False Hearts, #1

Genre: Science Fiction

Rating: 2/5 

It’s difficult for me to give a definitive review and rating on this book, as I was only given a lengthy excerpt as opposed to the full length novel. However, I shall do my best. Continue reading “False Hearts by Laura Lam Review”

The Shuffle Book Tag

This book tag was started by the lovely Chloe, and I think it’s pretty nifty. It gives great insight into not only people’s taste in books, but also music. Music is my favorite thing in this world truly, and brings the written word to a whole new level. So I thought this was fun!

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May #Shelfie

It’s been an interesting month as far as my reading as been concerned. I read some amazing books and some truly heinous books. It was a busy month, yet I still managed to read eight books.

Let’s get right to it then. Continue reading “May #Shelfie”

May Owlcrate Review

Oliver desperately wanted to be in the picture, and why shouldn’t he be? He’s adorable!

Forget everything I said last month about not being sure that I would continue my subscription to Owlcrate. I had a moment of weakness and doubt that this month’s box swiftly cured. This was the best box ever! Continue reading “May Owlcrate Review”