Monday, July 11, 2022

Stuff I Like: Books and Prime Day!

Hey there! Today's Stuff I Like is half books, half Prime Day recs because, hey, it's Prime Day and there are deals to be had. First, the book recommendations: 

This Time Travel Delight I'm Currently Reading
I recently discovered Emma Straub and I'm reading This Time Tomorrow like it's my job. It's a time travel book but it's mostly a story about a very relatable woman named Alice and is very much a "what could've been" type thing. Plus, a good chunk of it takes place in New York City in1996 so I'm very much enjoying the nostalgia of it all. (Alice is a Sassy reader) 

This Twisty Thriller I Ripped Through
Greenwich Park by Katherine Faulkner is exactly what I wanted - a twisty British thriller with an unreliable narrator. It's not a perfect book by any means, but it'll keep you guessing until the end and it's perfect if you want a fun vacation read. Plus, I love the descriptions of the Greenwich area of London. 

This Re-Read I Loved More The Second Time
I've been re-reading the Jackson Brodie series by Kate Atkinson and finally re-read the most recently book, Big Sky. It's not the best in the series but it is a truly satisfying final (?) chapter in the Brodie timeline. It certainly works as a stand-alone story but I really recommend reading them in order as you get some excellent cameos from previous books. 

And of course, it's Prime Day! Here are a few recs, all of which are things I have personally purchased:

This Work From Home Bra I Love.
Last week (!) I bought this cobalt blue True & Co bra full price like an idiot. Don't be like me, take advantage of the deals today! I'm definitely putting another one in my cart because I've tried a lot of wireless around-the-house bras and this one is my long-time favorite. I get the full cup style and basically wear them until they're falling apart, I like them that much. They have a ton of colors available but the blue one I got is really a pretty color, so if you're good on neutrals, go for a fun color. 

Have I Mentioned Lately How Much I Love My Kindle?
My Kindle Paperwhite is second only to my iPhone when it comes to Personal Electronics I Adore. I use it every single day and have multiple library accounts so I can download library books for free. (I also buy books but mostly I am a library girl.) I recommend the Paperwhite for excellent readability and suggest going ahead and getting the one without ads so you don't have to pay extra later to have them removed. (Although, a reader commented to let me know you can just get on chat later and tell them the ads are inappropriate and they'll remove them without charge! Excellent hack.) If you are a protective case person, I suggest this one because it has an easel and allows me to stuff food in my face while I read. Charming.

A Noise-Canceling Delight Awaits You.
Listen, if you have AirPods but not the AirPods Pro, treat yo self. These are life-changing! Some days (like lawn work day with multiple leaf blowers) I just put them in on the noise canceling setting with no music because I need my shoulders to be back down where they belong. If you are like me and have a hard time tuning out background distractions, get these. They're also great on airplanes! The price today is the lowest I've seen, so now is a good time. 

PS. A Few Prime Beauty Deals I Feel I Should Mention
I'd be a bad blogger if I didn't tell you about a few of the great beauty deals! There are also some good Prime deals on R+Co hair products (I recommend Television Conditioner and Rodeo Star Thickening Foam), Marianne's favorite GrandeLash has a great Prime deal and I've been dying to try this Wander Beauty Lash Serum Mascara, which is discounted today as well!  Oh, and my beloved Laneige Lip Sleeping Mask also has a Prime deal. Phew. 


  1. You had a different R+Co that you tried-Cactus?? Was that not a recommendation now that you've had some time?

    1. I use the Cactus shampoo and Television conditioner! (I didn’t see Cactus on Amazon so couldn’t link it.)