7 Favorite Things Tag // I Made A Bookstagram (!!), I’m Obsessed With Friends, & More

I love a lot of things besides books and Harry Potter.

Since this is primarily a book blog, I often neglect to talk about things I love that don’t revolve around the latest series I’m obsessed with or my thoughts on various characters. So when Annie (one of my best blogging friends!) tagged me for the My Favorite Things tag, I knew I just had to participate. ๐Ÿ˜‰

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Okay, there may be a few mentions of books in hereย I can’t help it, but for the most part, I’m going to be discussing some of my favorite things that aren’t my small, precious children. Also known as books.ย 

Without further ado, let’s begin!


First off, here are the rules for the tag.

  • Link back to and thank the person that tagged you. (Thank you so much, Annie! You’re the best. And you all should go read her post and stalk the rest of her blog, too.)
  • Link back to and thank the blogger who began the tag. (Thank you, Beth!)
  • List and picture at least seven of your favorite things.
  • Tag at least seven people. (I’ll do this at the end of my post!)
  • List the seven rules.ย I am missing some?!

Can I just say, the fact that this tag is reminiscent of a song from “The Sound of Music” is just giving me the happiest vibes. I am *slightly* obsessed with that musical. And all other musicals, honestly. XD

All right, enough procrastinating, let’s get into the seven things I am currently obsessing over!


Hamilton songs, especially now that it’s fall.

I don’t know what it is, but (so far), fall as gotten me into the Hamilton mood. Don’t get me wrong, I’m always in a Hamilton mood, but in the past few weeks I have had it on repeat 99% of the time! If I’m listening to music, you better believe it’s Hamilton. ๐Ÿ˜‰

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Maybe it’s because the album cover is a slightly fall-ish color. Maybe it’s because I’m in a nostalgic mood and what’s more nostalgic than the literal past. Or maybe it’s just because Hamilton is amazing and should be listened to at all times. Definitely the latter.

For Hamilfans, my current favorites are (but not limited to):

  • First Burn: I know it’s not on the Original Broadway Cast recording, but it’s so incredible that I can’t stop listening to it.
  • The Cabinet Battles (both): I really want to memorize these! Is it impossible? Likely. Will I try anyway? YES.
  • The Schuyler Sisters: I believe the above gif says it all about that song.
  • Non Stop: THIS ONE IS ALWAYS SUCH A JAM, no matter what.


The bookstagram that I just created yesterday!

I’m so excited to announce that I have just joined the bookstagram community! (As of only a few hours before this post was published.) I can’t wait to get better at taking photos of books, do Instagram stories, meet new people, and discover new books.

If you’re interested in following me, my account is on the sidebar or you can find me @purelyolivia, or by clicking here. I would love to connect with you all! ๐Ÿ™‚

arrowFriends, because I’m never over it.

Even though I finished Friends over six months ago, I still just watching and rewatching it. And rewatching it and rewatching it.

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shoutout to Marie for always having Friends gif in her posts ;))

I love how genuine the friendships are (see I love friendships in TV shows just as much as friendships in books! okay maybe a little less but still), it makes me laugh out loud 100% of the time, and Phoebe is my spirit animal.

If you’re looking for a new show that can be both entertaining and occasionally emotional, I would highly recommend friends.


Ice cream as a late night snack.

I am 100% stealing one of Annie’s items here, but only because I agree so much with her pure genius. ๐Ÿ˜‰ Lately, I’ve been really enjoying having ice cream after dance and dinner and homework. It’s probably a habit I need to break, but…it’s just too good.


Just fall in general.

Even though it seems like every teenage girl is, I am seriously obsessed with fall. As proven by this photo, which is from many years ago, I’ve been loving fall since the very beginning. (And loving princess pumpkins.)


There’s something about the way the leaves change (in the fa-a-a-all), the crisp air, the pumpkin spice flavor, and the sweaters and boots that just makes my heart so happy. Even though it hit the high 80s where I live yesterday, I still have hopes for a nice, chilly winter filled with reading by the fireplace and lots of traditions.


Pinning things on Pinterest.

I’ve been loving Pinterest, especially random funny things I see on it and also Harry Potter pins. I couldn’t do it, y’all. I couldn’t go a post without mentioning Harry Potter. One day I’ll do it, and will be simultaneously proud of myself and also disappointed.

Lately I’ve been scrolling through Pinterest a lot, like in the mornings on the weekend while I’m in bed, or when I have free time at school (the school Wi-Fi blocks a lot of apps, but I can still use Pinterest without using data). Here are a few of the pins I’ve loved especially (all linked back to their original source! none of these are mine!):

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I could keep going, but for everyone’s sanity I shall end here. Although can I just question why everyone on Pinterest is in that one font?! I have never noticed until they’re all here together, but it’s literallyย all the same font.


My new favorite Bible verse, Proverbs 31:30.

I have always loved Proverbs (and Psalms), but especially Proverbs 31. Recently, I came across a gem of a Bible verse that I now have written on my bulletin board and is my absolute favorite.

“Charm is deceptive and beauty is fleeting, but a woman who loves the Lord is to be praised.”

-Proverbs 31:30

The reason why I love this so much is that it focuses on what’s really important. It’s easy to get caught up in having the perfectly likeable personality, or focusing too much on outward beauty, but what’s really beautiful is loving the Lord. It’s definitely a verse I strive to live by every day!


Well, that concludes my post. Thank you again to Annie for tagging me, and now for the seven people I tag! As always, no pressure whatsoever to do this, I just love tagging people to show my appreciation for all the wonderful bloggers out there.

Sissi // Kimberly // Laura // Tiffany // Brianna // Rhiana // Annieย // Katie

Thank you so much for reading, and I hope you all have a lovely fall day today.๐Ÿ‚

Do you have bookstagram? Are you as obsessed with Pinterest as me? What’s your favorite ice cream flavor? I’d love to chat with you all in the comments.

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Photo byย Alex Geertsย onย Unsplashย >> Credits for the image I used in my featured image, many thanks to the photographer!


95 thoughts on “7 Favorite Things Tag // I Made A Bookstagram (!!), I’m Obsessed With Friends, & More

  1. Awh thank you for the tag, Olivia! You are the sweetest๐Ÿ’•

    Thatโ€™s so exciting that youโ€™ve made a Bookstagram!! If I had one, Iโ€™d follow you in an instant but I will just have to send you all the good vibes from here on WordPress๐Ÿ˜ I hope you have the best time in that community!

    AND FRIENDS! Olivia, that is my all time FAVORITE show. I can watch it forever and ever honestly, aghh itโ€™s the best๐Ÿ’— Iโ€™m glad you enjoyed it and that you still are!!

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    • You’re so welcome!๐Ÿ’“

      Thank you! Awe, that’s so kind of you to say- if you ever decide to join bookstagram, I will follow you right away. You just joined book twitter, right? I hope you’re having fun with that!

      FRIENDS IS THE BEST. Who are your favorite ‘friends?’ I love them all, but my top two favorites have to be Phoebe and Chandler.


  2. Oh this is such a fun post โค I'm happy you made a bookstagram and I'll look forward to seeing all of your gorgeous pictures for sure โค
    And yay for friends!! and thank you for the mention ahah, I love friends way too much NOT to put some GIFs of it every now and then. it will always be my favorite show of all times โค

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  3. This tag was so much fun to read!! I actually just started listening to Hamilton (I’ve only heard 4 songs oops ๐Ÿ˜‚) but I adore musicals in general! I’m also slightly obsessed with Pinterest- its just so much fun to scroll through pictures! Fall is also one of my favorites- its my favorite season (and that picture of you is ADORABLE. ๐Ÿ˜)

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  4. I’m on instagram @litaflame (I’m going to start doing more books, just trying to figure out my theme and background) – which means you just got yourself a follower!
    And I LOVE using Pinterest for my stories and characters! (come NaNo month I’ll be opening one of my board to that month’s project for the WORLD to see!).
    I’ll have to say Cookies’in’cream, or rockyroad, actually I LOVE pretty much every flavor. Icecream is AWESOME.

    I’m so glad you’re on instagram! Super excited for ya!!!!

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    • Ahh, I’m so happy we have connected on bookstagram, Julia! I already love your feed and I’m looking forward to seeing whatever book photos you do next. ๐Ÿ™‚
      Pinterest is the best! Best of luck with NaNo month, and using Pinterest for your stories and characters.
      ICE CREAM IS AWESOME. I love cookies n cream too, and also chocolate chip cookie dough. *craves ice cream*

      Thank you again, and thank you for the support!๐Ÿ’—


    • AHHH ABBY, YOU MAKE ME SMILE SO MUCH. I AM HAVING ALL THE EXCITEMENT OVER HERE TOO.๐Ÿ™ˆDo you have a bookstagram?! If so, I would love to follow it.
      *gasps* I don’t think I knew you were a fan of Hamilton! What are your favorite songs? And yes, Harry Potter memes are always a yes. Have you seen the video of Daniel Radcliffe on the Tonight Show reacting to Harry Potter memes? It is quite hilarious. ๐Ÿ˜‰


      • i don’t!! hoping to start one soon, but i’ll have to get my parents on board first ๐Ÿ˜‰ i just really like stalking bookstagrams solely because books + aesthetics = BOOKWORM HEAVEN.
        YES! i’m not hamiltrash but i still really like it *laughs nervously* nonstop is definitely my favorite, i love how they combine all these songs into one really good one??!!!
        i’d seen it somewhere before but didn’t watch it until just now ๐Ÿ˜‚ the memes they showed him weren’t that funny?? they could have chosen better ones i guess, but he was so sweet in that he was a good sport. BUT HERMIONE DANCING THO.

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        • Gotcha! It took me forever to get up the courage to ask my parents. I stalked bookstagram accounts on my personal for literal months, though. ๐Ÿ˜‰
          I know, I thought so too?! I mean, I still loved it, though. That dancing Hermione is a keeper- I get an ab workout from laughing every time I watch it.๐Ÿ˜‚


  5. Ooh good luck with you bookstagram! I’m sure it’ll be amazing…Also I was cracking up at all of your Pinterest pins…the Mamma Mia one is so so relateable ๐Ÿ™‚ Yes, ice cream is 100% the best late night snack!!

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  6. Yay, congrats on starting a bookstagram! I’ve been meaning to start a writing instagram and post bookish pictures, but I just haven’t gotten around to it yet. It’s so much fun how exciting looking at beautiful pictures of books can be! Also, bring on the fall. It’s still really hot, and I’m just ready to snuggle up in a blanket.

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  7. Thank you so much for the tag โค This post was fun to read! Sound of Music yess "These are a few of my favourite things" Also, I love fall too, the weather is just so so nice and the colours are so stunning. Have fun with Bookstagram! I haven't posted on my bookstagram account in a long while but I will definitely follow you when I do; I can't wait to see your posts! ๐Ÿ™‚

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  8. Haha loved reading this!! Ugh Iโ€™ve heard all the rave about Hamilton and Iโ€™m not sure why I havenโ€™t seen it yet? *runs to hide from fans attacking with pitchforks* I donโ€™t know why, but there are like NO shows where I live, so just ignore me as I silently open YouTube for any clips knowing that I am missing out a major experience but still XD ahhhh bookstagrams are literally my fav ones to follow! Theyโ€™re all aesthetic and beautiful and there are tons of booksโ€ฆ whatโ€™s not to love? And the ones with a hugeeee bookshelf completely filled with books *heart eyes* Just checked yours out and it is absolutely amazing #goals Unfortunately I donโ€™t have IG right now, but when I do, youโ€™ll definitely be one of the first I follow ๐Ÿ™‚ I somehow havenโ€™t watched Friends yet *gets chased again*, but itโ€™s on my tbw (to be watched? idk) now. YAS ice cream + as a late night snack = perfection. Somehow I enjoy eating ice cream during autumn/winter than in summer? Or is it just me XD I absolutely love that bible verse โค โค โค
    Thanks for tagging me Olivia – Iโ€™m so excited to do this one ๐Ÿ™‚

    Ps. sorry for this too long of a comment XD

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    • Thank you so much, Kimberly!๐Ÿ’“Oh my, Hamilton is so amazing. I wish I could see it…it’s coming to my city in the spring but it’s so expensive so I won’t be seeing it live- but I love listening to the soundtrack anyway. ๐Ÿ˜‰ If you listen to it, let me know though, it’s amazing!
      Bookstagrams are sO FUN! Before I got one I was constantly stalking all of them. XD AND THANK YOU, AWE. *hugs you* *screams* Ahh, if you ever get IG, I will look forward to following you and seeing all your lovely pics!
      Also, if you watch friends, prepare for me to bombard you with questions of “what part are you on?” “do you like so and so?” “TELL ME ALL YOUR THOUGHTS DEAR.” XD
      I love ice cream in the autumn/winter too! We are just weird like that I guess, hehe. It’s so comforting to eat something cold when it’s cold outside, I have no idea why.
      I’m so excited to read your post! Thank you for commenting!โค๏ธ

      Ahh, no apologies! Long comments are my favorite, especially when they come from a lovely being such as yourself. โค

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    lskdjflsk ice cream sometimes happens for breakfast, I always dart to the freezer and then back to my room so no one judges me. also the mamma mia pins!!!!!!!! these must be protected at all costs. me while trying to pay attention to anything: “look at me knowwwwww will i ever learn i don’t know howwwwwww” M A M M A M I A
    && AWW YOU WERE SO ADORABLE?????? I love fall too, it’s perfect for constantly having blankets and tea

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      I wish ice cream could happen for breakfast for me, and if I ever live on my own when I’m older, I’m quite sure it will. XD YES, Mamma Mia is the best! I have been singing “it was like shooting a sitting duck, a little small talk a smile and baby I was stuck” all day long today. FALL IS THE BEST. This is confirmed. ๐Ÿ˜‰

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  10. Awww thank you so much for tagging me!! I think I need to seriously listen to Hamilton sometime ๐Ÿ˜… I really want to see the show! I’m also so ashamed that I haven’t watched Friends ๐Ÿ™ˆ

    I’m super excited for your Bookstagram, and I love that you’re pinning memes on Pinterest!! ๐Ÿ˜‚I also love that you included a bible verse because it’s always a great reminder to be with God โค

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  11. I’ve never watched friends *hides away from the whole of humanity* but I’m really glad you like it so much!! I love those TV shows that just make you so happy and then you just become SO obsessed over them, GAH. Also off to follow your bookstagram right now!! (omg it looks so gorgeous) AND I LOVE AUTUMN TOO (or Fall as some say) it’s such a nice cosy month and it puts me in the mood for reading. ICE CREAM AS A LATE NIGHT SNACK. the ice cream queen approves!! โค

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    • Ahh, yes, those shows ARE the best. I need to find more of them. ๐Ÿ˜‰ Thank you so much Ilsa, you are the kindest and your bookstagram is so beautiful! Fall and ice cream are two of my favorite things, and I am so happy you agree. XD Thank you for your comment!

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  12. Whaat, there wasn’t seven rules? I completely missed that while writing my post. Haha, I’m not sure where that one rule fell through the cracks.
    Some honesty: I’ve listened to some of the Hamilton songs, but I’ve never gotten into it. I do want to watch it though- I’m pretty sure somebody mentioned that an edition (that’s probably a very incorrect term) of it is coming to where I live at one point in the near future, and it would be a dream to go see it.
    YOU WENT FOR THE BOOKSTAGRAM! So exciting. As you can tell, I followed it. :))
    I know we’ve talked about Friends before, and I’m not sure what I said but anyways: I watched the first episode (I also watched the first one of The Office and Parks and Rec and New Girl). I think I’m going to alternate between watching episodes of This is Us and Friends/The Office.
    YES, ice-cream. What flavor and brand is gracing your fridge right now? Haha nah, I don’t think it’s needs to be broken. ;)) And as I mentioned, coffee is my favorite flavor. I also love vanilla ice-cream cones- the cheap kind, not the waffle cones.
    Oh my goodness, that picture is so cute. It just got cold here, and I wore a sweater yesterday and a sweatshirt today- it got a little hot while I was inside, but it was still amazing.
    I love Pinterest. The pins that you included are hilarious, and yes, I know exactly what you’re talking about the font. My entire Marvel board is filled with that font. I try not to use Pinterest doing the week because of how long I know I can get stuck pinning- it’s just fun.
    Oh my yes, that’s a verse I want to live like too. There’s a whole phrase coined around that chapter- a Proverbs 31 woman- have you heard that before?
    And also, thank you thank you for doing this tag. It’s so fun to read! I would be very fine with people putting these in my feed.

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    • I know! I wonder what the seventh one is, because now I’m very curious. XD
      Hamilton definitely isn’t for everyone! It took me a while to listen to the whole thing, and that was when I really got into it. (And got to the obsessive state I am currently in.) Yes, it’s coming to general city-area this spring, but tickets are so expensive. Oh well, I’ll have to settle to listening to the soundtrack.
      YES, I DID. Thank you for your help with the pros and cons, and for the follow! I would love to follow you back, but since it’s your personal account, I wouldn’t want to make you uncomfortable by doing that. Just let me know either way. ๐Ÿ™‚
      Yay, FRIENDS! I started The Office recently too, and I like it, but Friends is more my sense of humor. (Besides all the inappropriate jokes.) I also watched the first few episodes of This is Us, but then my free trial of the NBC app ran out, so I had to stop. My mom watches it though!
      Right now, my freezer contains The Great Divide from Blue Bell. Simple, but delicious. XD What about you? Ooh, I love vanilla cones, especially ones from Chick Fil A.
      Haha, thank you! YES, it’s finally getting cold! Apparently where I live we are about to get a major cold front and tomorrow my dad said it’s going to be in the forties. I CAN’T WAIT. I’m so excited to wear a sweater and boots to school!
      Pinterest is the best! I’m so happy you understood when I said ‘the font.’ Yes, if I start pinning, it’s so hard to stop.
      I have! Proverbs 31 is one of my favorite parts of the Bible.
      Thank you again for tagging me! I had so much writing it.

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      • Ah, the lost seventh rule.
        Okay okay, maybe I just need to listen to it some more. Ha, I just assumed tickets would be a manageable price because of how long it’s been, but after hearing you say that, I definitely think you’re right.
        Ahhh, you’re welcome! That is so thoughtful of you to ask, thank you- but nope, I am completely comfortable with it.
        Oh no, I was planning on watching it on the NBC website, but I’m guessing that probably has a free trial too. Well, I guess we’ll see. (I’m realizing that I don’t really think through the logistics and problemts of things.) Oh, cool! I’ve heard from my friends that it’s really emotional and really good.
        Ooh, yum. I have a fresh tub of that coffee ice-cream right now. Yes, the Chick Fil A ones are good! One time they gave me the ice-cream in a big drink cup, and it was very strange and a bit disappointing- but it also made me laugh.
        ME TOO. I will not be wearing a sweater and boots to school because uniform, but I will be wearing my big volleyball sweatshirt and then all the sweaters on the weekend.
        You’re welcome!

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        • Haha! Agh, I wish they were cheap. One of my friends is going and I keep joking with her that I’m going to sneak in and just sit on her lap. (Don’t worry, I would never.) XD
          Okay, yay!
          I hope the website doesn’t! I should check, that way I can watch more of it if it doesn’t. I only watched three episodes, but I cried in all three of them.
          Ahh, fresh tubs of ice cream are the best. I don’t know if this is just me, but freshly bought ice cream tastes different to me than ice cream that’s a couple weeks old?! Haha, that’s so funny.
          Oh, you have uniforms? I would actually kind of like uniforms, because it’s always a struggle to pick out what I want to wear. But then again, if I did have them, I would probably complain. I go to public school, though, so there’s not a large likelihood I’ll ever have to have uniforms.

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          • Haha!
            Okay, now I’m ever more looking forward to watching This is Us because a) I feel like a show that moves you to tears cannot be a bad show b) there’s something about crying while watching or reading something that releases stress and leaves more positive emotions behind.
            Haha hm, I haven’t thought that before. I have thought though that the last bites of ice-cream at the bottom of the tub can taste a bit strange. More thoughts on first and last bites: the first bite of an apple (that is not cut into slices) is the best and the last bite of a sandwhich is the best.
            Yes, I do! I like having uniforms for that reason. I basically wear the same exact thing every day. Hahaha, I know what you mean though- always want what you can’t have.

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