What’s Up Homies?

Chaotically Beautiful: My Current Bookshelf Set-Up


I am not sure if anyone is reading this, but if you are, welcome! I haven’t posted anything personal in awhile, so I thought I’d change that. I returned back to school this last Saturday, and so far I’m already fairly busy. The first day of class was January 24th and it’s been quite a whirlwind since then. I’m currently taking five classes (sounds underwhelming, but time-consuming nonetheless) in addition to trying to beef up this blog.

As you can see, I have far too many books at school. One of my favorite hobbies is to go to the local bookstore with my boyfriend and buy books (used and new) I really shouldn’t be buying. In addition to the books I brought with me from home, I have a little over thirty of my own personal books (displayed on this shelf). I find this quite amazing because during the last couple of years, I never bought books. If I was in the mood to read I would either get a digital copy or check out books from the local library. However, because there are so many wonderful independent bookstores in the city and I love to support them, I end up dedicating most of my budget to new reads.

Some pictures from my favorite bookstore:

My Favorite Bookstore with my Favorite Person (I covered his face for the sake of maintaining his privacy)



If you haven’t been able to tell by my recent posts, Haruki Murakami is my new favorite author. Interestingly enough, Murakami seems to be either extremely popular, or discretely unheard of. I only recently discovered his works after my best friend raved about one of his books. I really wish I had discovered him sooner, but then again, I think college is the perfect time to fall into his world purely because life can get really difficult when you’re away from a support system at home.

Luckily, I have my amazing boyfriend in my life who not only listens to my endless venerations of Haruki Murakami, but has also surprised me with multiple books. In addition, over the Christmas holiday, my dad also was able to discover the magic of Murakami! (Fun fact: I love raving about things I enjoy and then indoctrinating others into enjoying them with me! I’m basically my own cult leader!*)**

Currently I have been reading, The Winter People, by Jennifer McMahon, but I may put it on hold to start reading Murakami’s, Kafka on the Shore. 

As far as what I will be reviewing next, I am hoping to finish 2 posts by the end of this week (Or more realistically next week because I have a Saturday class again).

Here’s a sneak peak of what I will be reviewing shortly:



If you’ve made it this far, thanks for reading! I hope you are having a fantastic 2017 thus far, and let me know what you’re reading in the comments!



*Sarcastic remark

**Please do not report me to the authorities



3 thoughts on “What’s Up Homies?

  1. Caroline Leszinske June 28, 2017 / 9:25 am

    Laura,我最好的朋友, 希望你非常好,特别高兴得看书。我知道你看不懂我写的,可是希望你会用Google translate让你懂了。 친구야,너무 보고싶어! I hope you are still recovering well and that I talk to you soon!! do you even read these? Love you :)))))))

    Liked by 1 person

    • lgrenke June 29, 2017 / 6:21 am

      Caroline, I can’t read the Chinese quite yet, (although maybe someday I will be able to) but 너무 보고싶어 too! I hope to talk to you soon too, anytime you’re free just ring me up! I hope you’re doing well too, and I definitely read these! I love you too!!


    • lgrenke June 29, 2017 / 6:23 am

      Just translated the Chinese, I love you 친구야!!


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