FRIDAY FAVORITES: Week 4 (February 9th, 2018)

It’s hard to believe that it has been about a month since the first one these!

Well, without further adieu…

Here’s the criteria.

This list will consist of my weekly favorite:

  • Physical Thing
  • Non-Physical Thing (This can include but is not limited to anything from Movies, Videos or Online Articles)
  • Song



Uniball VISION Pen

Buy here.


All I’m saying is that this is one of the smoothest pens out there. Perfect for sloppy first drafts and mark-ups.


booksnjournals Instagram



I really don’t even remember how I started following this person, but I just remember one of their posts popping up in my feed one day AND JUST LOOK AT THIS JOURNAL!

Doesn’t this make you want to start one of your own? I have no idea how she has under 100 followers, but GO FOLLOW HER FOR MORE POSTS LIKE THIS AMAZINGNESS!!



“Delicate” by Taylor Swift

Taylor Swift - Reputation Credit: Mert & Marcus

You can hate on Taylor all you want, but I’m a huge fan and I think that “Delicate”, off of her latest album reputation, is one of most subtle love songs there is. If you’re looking for the perfect “crush” or “new relationship” song, this is it.



Overall, this week has honestly been a little stressful, but we have all gotten through it!

As for the project I have been mentioning, be expecting that soon. Not soon soon, but soon.

Other than that, I hope you have a great fin de semana!

And, if you, for some reason, don’t like any of these things, just remember that these are just the honest opinions of an English Major.


Daniel xx


FRIDAY FAVORITES: Week 2 (Jan. 26, 2018)

So comes the second week of my Friday favorites! Just to note, I will be slightly changing the criteria for the “internet thing” (stated below), and I will also have a few announcements at the end of this post!

This list will consist of my weekly favorite:

  • Physical Thing
  • Non-Physical Thing (This can include but is not limited to anything from Movies, Videos or Online Articles)
  • Song



Vital Farms Eggs

Purchase at your local Publix or Whole Foods from $6 – $8

I’m sure you’ve noticed my note for my roommates to keep their hands off of my eggs…yes I actually have to write a note for them not to use something that’s not their’s… Am I being an a**hole or just using common sense? We’ll never know.

I know what you’re thinking: SEVEN DOLLARS FOR A DOZEN EGGS HELLLLLL NO!!!!

Well, let me just say that that is exactly what I thought when I purchased these on the recommendation of a coworker describing how darkly orange the yolks were. Even with my doubts, I still decided to take the leap and just buy them because of the deep desire to see this dark orange yolk.

While in college, I have recently started the habit of trying to get up every morning and make myself something more substantial than cereal in the morning, and I have found that, because of this, the couple of hours after waking up are not only much more enjoyable, but give me some purpose in the morning other than eating cereal in my pajamas. And, while cracking these eggs (pasture raised, brown shell, and just as orange-yolky as described), I honestly felt a little better towards myself.

While I don’t think purchasing non-organic or pasture raised things makes you a bad person by any means (as many of the things I currently buy are neither of those things), deciding to purchase pasture-raised or organic foods is more of a life choice you make as a human being.

I quite like these eggs, and I think I’ll continue to purchase them as they give me the extra boost in the morning of “If you don’t do anything else right today, Daniel, at least you know your eggs are coming from a good place.”

And as stated above, I quite like that.



Lorde’s Vogue Australia Video

Watch it here.


As you may or may not know, I am huge fan and supporter of the artist Lorde. I recently stumbled upon the video she did when she was on the cover of the October 2017 issue of Vogue Australia, and it just really brightened my day.

It’s 1 minute long, and I highly suggest you give it a watch.



“Words Fail” – Dear Even Hansen

Listen to it here.


While the musical is not under-rated, I feel, as a song, “Words Fail” is. The song manages to completely sum-up the entirety of the musical soundtrack, and I think it’s one of my favorite songs from any musical.



This very well may be my only post this week, and while I would like to have posted more, unfortunately school can get in the way of that in terms of reading and writing. However, I will always try to post at least once a week, even if it’s just my Friday Favorites.

I will not put a schedule on book reviews, as it varies on how fast I can read some books, and I don’t want to put any pressure on myself, as this is supposed to be something fun for me to do, not add to my stress.

That being said, I will, more than likely, have a new book review up in the near future – more than likely next week.

Also, I have had a project in the works that I am so excited to be sharing with you! While the timeline on when that will be up is unclear, it is definitely in the near future!

Anyway, those are just a few announcements about the future of this blog.

Thank you so much for your support. I hope you enjoyed my Friday Favorites, if not, keep in mind that these are just the honest opinions of an English Major.


Daniel xx


FRIDAY FAVORITES: Week 1 (Jan. 19, 2018)

The title is pretty self-explanatory.  But, I thought this would be a little fun thing to do every Friday to get our minds off of Books and Writing for a little bit!

So, every Friday (at least I will try to post it every Friday), I will give you my 3 FRIDAY FAVORITES.

This will consist of:

  • 1 Physical Thing
  • 1 Internet Thing
  • 1 Song

These post are meant to be short and sweet! Enjoy!

Note: These are all, of course, non-sponsored.


Sorry I Never Text You Back Postcard by Kate Berwanger


Where to buy: The Coy Hyena

Sorry I Never Text You Back

JUST LOOK AT HOW AMAZING THIS IS!!! While I do not physically own this particularly item yet, I want to in the near future! I have bought multiple things from Kate and have been impressed every time! I would love to just have a dozen of these babies on my desk, ready for ink!

Kate’s style is absolutely amazing, and I just can’t get over how cool this is!

Here is another link to purchase this amazing thing: The Coy Hyena


The Complete Guide to Query Letters by Jane Friedman

Find it here!

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All I’m saying is this article is super helpful if you’re in the process of querying!


“Supernova” by Ansel Elgort

Watch it/Listen to it here!


While I am a die-hard Lorde fan that could so easily give you a different Lorde song every Friday as my “favorite song”, I decided to go a little different with this.

Not much to say about this song other than it’s a good pretty-much-anyting-to-do-about-love song, and you should check it out!


I hope you enjoyed this post!

If you don’t like any of these things, I’m sorry, but this is just the honest opinion of a English Major.


Daniel xx