The Nickel Boys, The Vanishing Half, and Everything Else I Read in July
An in-depth review of all the books I read in July.
Kelly Johnson is the E-Commerce Marketing Manager and in-house photographer at cupcakes and cashmere. A native of (much colder) Minnesotan weather, Kelly has lived in L.A. since 2011 and now believes that 65 degrees is “cold". She has a Masters in Marketing from USC, loves science fiction, and can often be found wandering the aisles of Target. If you love books, follow her on Instagram at @hey_kellyj.
Where do you live? Los Angeles
What's your day job? I lead the Marketing team at C&C and manage our Shop website, which basically means that almost anything you see or read on shop.cupcakesandcashmere.com, I wrote/photographed/planned/put it there!
Cupcakes or cashmere? Funfetti cupcakes yassss
✨A Few Questions! ✨
What’s playing on your Spotify right now? A really strange mixture of Khalid, The Greatest Showman soundtrack, Lana Del Rey, and the Stamped From The Beginning audiobook
What's one thing you never leave the house without? My keys. I live alone, so call me practical
What's one quirk only your best friend would know about you? I’m pretty good at breaking the tension in a room by interjecting with a funny voice and a weird facial expression
Describe your perfect Saturday. Reading for a few hours, eating guacamole, and taking my dog, Alexa, to the dog park to watch her floofy tail run around with all the other pups!
Are you a morning person or an evening person? I guess both? I get up around 6:45am and read emails and hot goss on Instagram for at least a half an hour every day, but pretty much anything you'll read on this blog I’ve written after 9pm.
What are your favorite things to talk about? Books, ideas, time travel, The Bachelor franchise
How do you wind down after a tough day? Take a long walk and watch something I've seen 1,000 times.
⚡️ Lightning Round ⚡️
Favorite food: Salmon sushi and donuts, but probably not together lol
Favorite item of clothing: Jeans, obvi
Cat or dog: Huskies forever!!
Instagram or SnapChat: Lol do people still use Snapchat????
Thing you could do for hours and never get sick of: Read sci-fi books, pet Alexa the husky
One word friends would use to describe you: Curious?
What did you go to school for: Marketing (both times!). I have a Bachelors from The University of Denver and a Masters from USC
Favorite book: How can you ask me that?!?! It's actually impossible to choose just one, but right this moment it's Dark Matter by Blake Crouch.
Favorite movie: Tie between Inception and Interstellar (what's up Christopher Nolan!)