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For 8 years, I was feeling epic: TVD pre-series finale thoughts

To anyone who knows me, it shouldn’t be surprising that the series finale of The Vampire Diaries (TVD) this Friday has me somewhat emotional. The final episode is, of course, titled “I Was Feeling Epic,” and I’m experiencing some pretty epic feelings. I am a fangirl, through and through, but this show holds a special place in my soul for many reasons. So, instead of curating a list of my favorite episodes or quotes, I thought I would do this show a better justice by sharing the things I have learned and expressing my sincerest thanks. Something “Wicca” This Way Comes My …Keep Reading

#danikate QOTD - Steve,

Libraries v. Publishing Houses: The future of e-book lending

For this Throwback Thursday (TBT) I wanted to share with you something I wrote in grad school in 2016. I know, I know. Why on earth would anyone want to read a boring grad school paper? Well, it’s about libraries and books, so it’s kind of relevant to what this blog is all about, i.e. “Coffee.Books.TV.Wanderlust.” I got great feedback on the paper, and my professor even turned it into an article that she shared on her own blog about cyberethics. To entice you further, here’s a short excerpt: I got great feedback on the paper, and my professor even turned it into …Keep Reading

Eight fun things my friends should know about me

Eight fun things my friends should know about me

Welcome to the new site for my blog – danikate.com! I’m so excited to bring you along on this journey with me. Blogging is something I have been wanting to do for years, but I’ve never been able to find my niche. I’d like to take danikate.com and write about things I’m truly passionate about – books, television, coffee, introversion, and life as I’ve experienced it. I read a quote by Natalie Goldberg recently that I hope to use as motivation for this blog once I get my feet wet, so to speak: Write what disturbs you, what you fear, …Keep Reading