I wish…

I want to write a book, well more like a short story, I don’t think I could ever finish writing a book. There are only a few problems.

1. I have no time for anything

2. I am not a very good writer or anything of the sorts

3. I just want to sleep.

…I guess that’s why they call them dreams and not reality.

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Liebster Award Nomination

I really don’t know much about this, but I feel greatly honored that someone has noticed by blog and appreciated what I write and the way I write. (Which I find funny because I believe I am a horrible writer and this blog was just a personal thing that I didn’t think anyone would look at or care about.) I was nominated by Hana over at http://hanatelige.wordpress.com ! I am going to steal something from Hana’s blog post to help to explain this better…

The Liebster Award, according to a previous nominee named Erin, “is essentially a token of appreciation passed around in the blogging community. It’s also only given out to up and coming blogs with less than 200 followers to encourage new bloggers. At least, that’s how I’m interpreting it.” The rules of the award include:

1. You must link back to the person who nominated you.
2. You must answer the 10 Liebster questions given to you by the nominee before you.
3. You must pick 10 bloggers to be nominated for the award with fewer than 200 followers.
4. You must come up with 10 questions for your nominees to answer.
5. You must go to their blogs and notify your nominees.

The questions that were asked by Hana are:

1. Why did you start your blog? I get bored easily and really enjoy reading. I sometimes have a lot of random things to say and have strong opinions that some people don’t appreciate. This was a way for me to express myself without seeing peoples reactions or having to argue with them about things. Also it was a way for me to keep track of the books I read and all that good stuff.

2. What is your favorite video game? Im in school and dont have a gaming system of my own so I don’t play much, but I am old school and I love Nintendo 64 and all the Mario games!

3. What’s the first thing on your bucket list? Why? I don’t really have a bucket list. There are so many things I want to do and I don’t want to limit myself to one list and if I tried to write one it would be like 20 pages long. But I guess to graduate college . I am in my 5th year and so ready to graduate in May!
4. Would you want to live forever (at the age you are now)? Why or why not? If I could live forever it would have to be at the age I am now. I am 22 and feel young and still excited about life and there is so much I want to do and could accomplish so much.

5. Favorite quote. Or one that makes you think. “Not all those who wander are lost” – J.R.R Tolkien

6. Why do you like your favorite food? I don’t even know what my favorite food would be. I just love all food and I love to bake.

7. What’s the first book that you remember loving? Alice in Wonderland – Lewis Carroll. It is my absolute favorite book.

8. What instrument would you most like to play? I played the piano and flute growing up, but I wish I could play the piano better.

9. Favorite thing that happened in 2013. Getting my own apartment. I have been living with too many people the past couple years and it is so nice to have a space of my own.

10. What are you most excited about in 2014? Graduation and the new adventures that await me!

I nominate:

ragingbiblioholism

herewearegoing

( I wanted to post this because it has taken me so long to get around to it, but I guess I don’t follow enough people that have under 200 followers so I guess it will be a work in progress!) 

Here are my questions for my nominees:

1. What is your favorite genre to read?

2. If you could have any magic/supernatural power what would it be?

3. What is the greatest achievement you hope to accomplish in 2014?

4. What is your favorite movie of all time?

5. What is your favorite color? Why?

6. If you could travel anywhere, where would it be?

7. What do you like the most in other blogs?

8. What is a goal you want to accomplish in the next 5 years?

9. Do you wish you were born in another time? If so when ?

10. The real book or electronic book?

Thanks so much to Hana for nominated me! I feel like I accomplish something with my sarcastic, opinionated rants!

Learn About Your Blogger: Reading Edition

  • 1. Favorite childhood book?   Alice in Wonderland – Lewis Carroll
  • 2. What are you reading right now?   Aquifer – Jonathan Friesen
  • 3. What books do you have on request at the library? I love the library but I do not use it.
  • 4. Bad book habit?  I have a buying book addiction. I am always on Amazon
  • 5. What do you currently have checked out at the library? Nothing
  • 6. Do you have an e-reader? I have the Kindle app on my phone and computer
  • 7. Do you prefer to read one book at a time, or several at once? I prefer to read one at a time but I always seem to be reading more than one book at once.
  • 8. Have your reading habits changed since starting a blog? I try to read more and make more time in my busy schedule for reading.
  • 9. Least favourite book you read this year (so far)? Dead River- Cyn Balog (it hasn’t even been a month into the year so this could change, because I didn’t completely hate this book)
  • 10. Favorite book you’ve read this year? Cinder- Marissa Meyer
  • 11. How often do you read out of your comfort zone? I try to do this as much as possible. I love reading new things and trying to get into new genres and broaden my horizons.
  • 12. What is your reading comfort zone? I read a lot of YA- mainly fantasy/sci-fi
  • 13. Can you read on the bus? Not very well, I get extremely motion sick.
  • 14. Favorite place to read? Everywhere! I love reading outside and by the lake, but I also enjoy curling up on the couch with my kitten.
  • 15. What is your policy on book lending? I don’t do it. There is a select few, meaning like two people that this happens for.
  • 16. Do you ever dog-ear books? Absolutely not! That is why they made bookmarks!
  • 17. Do you ever write in the margins of your books? Not in novels, but textbooks and stuff for school I do.
  • 18. Not even with text books? I most definitely write in textbooks because taking notes takes too long.
  • 19. What is your favourite language to read in? English, mainly because that is the only language I can really read in. Sarcasm is also a very good language!
  • 20. What makes you love a book? There are many different qualities that can make me fall in love. The storyline, the characters, the way in which the author writes, the world building, the cover! I am very picky about book endings.
  • 21. What will inspire you to recommend a book? It would depend on the person I am recommending it to, but I have to be in love with it. Something that i would read over and over.
  • 22. Favorite genre? YA fantasy/sci-fi/dystopia
  • 23. Genre you rarely read (but wish you did)? Non-fiction, biographies- they are so interesting and you learn so much about the person and what made them the way they were. You can learn a lot from the dead.
  • 24. Favourite biography? I do not believe I have ever truly read a biography, but I own some and would love to make time for them.
  • 25. Have you ever read a self-help book? Nope
  • 26. Favourite cookbook? Anything dealing with cupcakes! I love baking and especially cupcakes. Besides wishing I could become a writer, I would love to own a bakery.
  • 27. Most inspirational book you’ve read this year (fiction or non-fiction)? It is not even a month into this year so I haven’t read anything yet that I could claim is inspirational, but last year it would have to be A Long Way Gone- Ishmael Beah
  • 28. Favorite reading snack? I usually read in bed or before I go to sleep, but I love drinking lattes, and hot cocoa while I read.
  • 29. Name a case in which hype ruined your reading experience. It has been more of an after effect. The Divergent and Hunger Game Series. I read them well before  the movies were a possibility and fell in love with the series but with the movies so much hype has come about and people talk about them and haven’t even read the books.
  • 30. How often do you agree with critics about a book? It just depends, sometimes it is spot on and sometimes the critics and I have very different opinions.
  • 31. How do you feel about giving bad/negative reviews? It depends on how horrible the book was, but sometimes I feel bad and its like I am telling the book personally that it sucks and should go jump off a cliff.
  • 32. If you could read in a foreign language, which language would you chose? One of the romantic languages, they just sound better.
  • 33. Most intimidating book you’ve ever read? I don’t really know the answer to this one. Probably Anna Karenina, maybe because I still haven’t finished it and it has been over 2 years, but I love it!
  • 34. Most intimidating book you’re too nervous to begin? Les Mis
  • 35. Favorite Poet? Edgar Allen Poe
  • 36. How many books do you usually have checked out of the library at any given time? I haven’t been to the library in awhile besides for research papers. The last time I checked out books I had checked out seven.
  • 37. How often have you returned books to the library unread? Never, unless its for a research project
  • 38. Favorite fictional character? Too many to pick just one (I know this is a lame answer)
  • 39. Favourite fictional villain? see #38
  • 40. Books I’m most likely to bring on vacation? Anything I own that has made its way to the top of my reading list.
  • 41. The longest I’ve gone without reading. maybe a month or two
  • 42. Name a book that you could/would not finish. I am against not finishing a book, but Arena One- Morgan Rice was a close one
  • 43. What distracts you easily when you’re reading? Everything, I have a very short attention span
  • 44. Favorite film adaptation of a novel? One of the ones most recently that I thought did a good job was the Hunger Games, but I am very picky about books made movies
  • 45. Most disappointing film adaptation? City of Bones- Clarissa Clare and all the Twilight Movies
  • 46. The most money I’ve ever spent in the bookstore at one time? Well since I do most of my shopping for books online (even though I love nothing more than hanging out in the bookstore. They are cheaper online) I just spent $50
  • 47. How often do you skim a book before reading it? I don’t skim books
  • 48. What would cause you to stop reading a book half-way through? Life, it seems to get in the way a lot.
  • 49. Do you like to keep your books organized? I don’t have enough room for all of my books so there are piles all over my apartment.
  • 50. Do you prefer to keep books or give them away once you’ve read them? KEEP THEM! I hope to one day have a library with floor to ceiling bookshelves
  • 51. Are there any books you’ve been avoiding? Not on purpose, I just have so many and not enough time
  • 52. Name a book that made you angry. Well that depends on what you mean by angry.
  • 53. A book you didn’t expect to like but did? Waiting For the Barbarians
  • 54. A book that you expected to like but didn’t? The Hunt
  • 55. Favorite guilt-free, pleasure reading? Trashy High School Romance reading with the fantasy and sic-fi twist, not that 50 shades of Grey shit.

New Approach

I have decided that since I am so busy and don’t have a lot of free time lately, I am going to change my approach at which I write my reviews. Since there are so many places in which you can find a summary of a book, I am cutting that part out of my reviews until I have more free time. My book reviews will just consist of my snarky comments and highly opinionated remarks for now. Enjoy!