Sitting at Starbucks – New Books, New Domains, Hectic Life!

New Books

Outside of my BEA haul, I got some awesome new books over the last week! These are all from Edelweiss/NetGalley and I’m super excited for all of them!!

A Thousand Pieces of You by Claudia Gray
A Thousand Pieces of You by Claudia Gray

Remember Me by Romily Bernard
Remember Me by Romily Bernard

Catalyst by SJ Kincaid
Catalyst by SJ Kincaid

The Geography of You and Me by Jennifer E. Smith
The Geography of You and Me by Jennifer E. Smith

The Vault of Dreamers by Caragh M. O'Brien
The Vault of Dreamers by Caragh M. O’Brien

I’m glad I got The Vault of Dreamers because it was on my BEA wishlist but I missed it!

New domains

I bought some awesome new domains this week! I have no idea what I’ll be doing with them though.. I think I got a little trigger happy. Here’s what I got:

These are some examples of the new gTLDs (alternatives to .com, .net, etc.). I literally have no idea what I’ll do with them. I JUST LIKE TO HAVE THEM!! #domainwhore

The most delicious hot chocolate

I got a bag of “Burdick Blend” hot chocolate mix for my bridal shower, which was basically just shaved bits of chocolate. I finally made my first cup on Thursday night and it was fabulous!

Burdick Blend hot chocolate mix Making hot chocolate A cup of hot chocolate

A hectic week!

This week has been SO hectic. I have a ton of client projects to work on, plus emails to respond to, plus a wedding website to finish up, plus moving apartments. Coding God and I currently have three apartments. THREE! One in London, which I’m trying to get rid of; one studio apartment in Cambridge, for which our lease ends later this month; and our new 1-bedroom apartment in Cambridge. This weekend consists of:

  • Going to London to pack up everything in the apartment (today)
  • Meeting the moving guy to load everything into his truck (tomorrow)
  • Meeting the guy back in Cambridge so he can unload all the stuff from London into our new apartment (tomorrow)
  • Moving everything (bed, sofa, tables, etc.) from our old Cambridge apartment to our new one (tomorrow)

What’s new with you?

Tell me about your week!

Photo of Ashley
I'm a 30-something California girl living in England (I fell in love with a Brit!). My three great passions are: books, coding, and fitness. more »

Don't miss my next post!

Sign up to get my blog posts sent directly to your inbox (plus exclusive store discounts!).

You might like these


    1. Aww, good times! I totally remember that.

      It’s just fun to have a lot of domains. I have way too many.. lol.

  1. OMGosh!! I would die if I had your schedule. I complain if I have more than two things to do on my weekend off. (I’m in no hurry for my stuff I hope you know that.) πŸ˜‰

    BTW I love your HP mug of the map. So cool. That HC sounds devine. Yummy.

    1. Yeah I hate it too. I think we’ve done most of the hard bits now, but we still have a lot of unpacking to do. EW!

    1. Yeah I actually have a ton of domains that redirect! Like,, and all redirect to It just means no one else can try to steal my domain by registering and starting a whole other site with the same name! It’s a great way to protect your name/brand. πŸ™‚

  2. I know a lot of coding savvy people who are #domainwhore too. LOL. This is the first time I’ve heard of gTLDs and they sound waaaay cooler that .com/.net etc. but they are also very long domain extensions which can be a real pain when typing a web url/site. πŸ˜€
    Your Marauder’s Map mug is to die for, where did you get it? πŸ˜€

    Farzy @ Books Keep Me Sane recently posted: Sunday Post #19: Rain, Rain Go Away!
    1. Yeah some of them are super long. And after so many years of only having com/net/org/etc., they don’t actually look like websites! I think people who aren’t tech-savvy won’t recognize them as real links and might type in like:
      instead of

      Just because they don’t realize it’s a URL! I think it will take a few years for people to properly adjust to this change, which is understandable. πŸ™‚

      I got the mug from the Harry Potter Warner Brothers Studio! I love it!!

  3. I MUST HAVE THIS MUG. That is all.

    Okay actually that’s not all. I’m glad I clicked through because your formatting is super cute! Feedly strips out the pink behind the headings, so I didn’t realize quite all the fun stuff you’ve incorporated into the new design! It’s lovely, as expected. πŸ™‚

    Terri @ Starlight Book Reviews recently posted: Book Chat: Let’s Talk Snape

Recent Posts

    Random Posts