About Lyse @ Lyse of Llyr

I'm just a Southern girl who is curious about life. I love reading, fashion, people, and unique things.

Understanding Sierra Burgess is a Loser


Netflix released a new young adult rom com this weekend, Sierra Burgess is a Loser. I’ve been excited about this movie for awhile–Netflix hit it out of the park with recent rom coms like Set It Up and To All the Boys I Loved Before, so I had high hopes for Sierra Burgess. Just before the movie released, I learned something that shot my excitement for this movie through the roof:  Continue reading

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Book Review: Not If I Save You First


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Ally Carter
YA

Publisher Summary

Maddie thought she and Logan would be friends forever. But when your dad is a Secret Service agent and your best friend is the president’s son, sometimes life has other plans.

Before she knows it, Maddie’s dad is dragging her to a cabin in the middle of the Alaskan wilderness and into a totally different life. Continue reading

Seasons Changing


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A stunning number of my photos are just about the sun

Are you looking forward to the seasons changing? (It is not fall for another 2 weeks)

I’m not. Summer is the only season I like at all. I can vaguely appreciate the joys of the other seasons, but I would be happy with eternal summer for a very, very long time. I revel in sun and heat and long days.

So this Sea Wolf song (Seasons Changing) has me thinking: Continue reading

What are you listening to?


I listen to music a lot. I wouldn’t say I’m especially interested in music–despite many years of piano lessons and a mostly musical family, I’m only tangentially conversant in it. But I listen constantly. While I’m writing, while I read, while I bike, while I run. I use Pandora almost exclusively. I like cultivating stations with specific music for different purposes.

My first (and so far only) OTSP secret sister introduced me to Continue reading

Lyse Links: Labor Day Edition


Happy Labor Day, and welcome to the return of Lyse Links! Have I mentioned that this is my favorite thing to write? I’ve missed it terribly. So here are my best articles for this long weekend. Let them distract, inspire, and refresh you.

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Can You Say…Hero? This has been the year of Mister Rogers. Of documentaries and articles and reminisces. I have no Mister Rogers to reminisce. But this article piqued my interest months ago, and then I watched several of his shows, trying to not cry my eyes out on the couch with my tiny spellbound nieces. A snippet of this exquisite article from 1998:  Continue reading

Book Review: Puddin’


PuddinNEW-678x1024I’m scared to review this book.

Honestly. I’m scared I’ll say something wrong. I’m scared I’ll step over the lines of what I can share online, or that I’ll hurt someone’s feelings. But I want to talk about it. So here goes.

I read Ramona Blue & Dumplin’ very late last year, and I was excited to find Puddin’ at the library. It carries on the story of some of the characters from Dumplin’ and honestly that’s about all I knew going in.

After a long Monday, I knew it was time to disconnect from my computer for awhile, and Puddin’ was the perfect book for that. I read it straight through in a single sitting, and it was absolutely the breath of fresh air I needed. Continue reading