Sunshine Blogger Award!

Hello, a neat thing today! I was nominated for the Sunshine Blogger award by Alex @MyBookWorld24, so thanks pal!

  • Rules
    • Thank the person who nominated you and provide a link back to their blog so others can find them.
    • Answer the 11 questions asked by the blogger who nominated you.
    • Nominate 11 other bloggers and ask them 11 new questions.
    • Notify the nominees about it by commenting on one of their blog posts/pinging them
    • List the rules and display a Sunshine Blogger Award logo on your post and/or your blog site.

 

Alex’s questions:

  1. Favourite book?

This is a difficult question. According to my favorites shelf, I have 42 favorite books, so I’m going to go with my most recently added favorite, which is Our Dining Table by Ori Mita!

Our Dining Table

  • If you could live anywhere, where would it be?

Honestly somewhere with more snow. When I was a kid, it would start snowing in October and keep snowing until April and I loved it. Now, we’re lucky if we get blusters before Christmas, and it’s usually about done by March. Keep in mind it never stays cold enough to keep snow on the ground anymore. It all melts every few days. ๐Ÿ˜ฆ So yeah, somewhere colder… but a place that’d still give me a short spurt of summer. A short one.

  • Favourite blog design?

The one I have! It’s called ‘Choco’ and I think it’s not supported anymore by the creator, which is a bummer.

  • Whatโ€™s your best life advice?

“Never give up on a dream just because of the time it’ll take to achieve it. The time will pass anyway.”

  • A quote to stand by?

Uh.. see above? :”D

  • Your dream job?

Computational neuroscientist!

  • Whatโ€™s one thing you think the world needs to work on?

Being effing nice to each other.

  • If you could live on one food, what would it be?

Tacos.

  • One post that you enjoyed doing?

I really love doing Blogmas, I can’t pick one kind of post in particular. But all the end of year ones and holiday ones and just the atmosphere of everyone doing all this together for a month or so… it’s so great, I look forward to it every year!

  • Whatโ€™s the first thing that comes to your mind right now?

…tacos

  • A blog you just started following?

Lauren @Narrative Paradise! And it’s funny because… I thought I’d followed her a long time ago, because I know I’ve been on her page a few times now and have interacted a handful of times too through tags and whatnot. But I was on there today leaving a comment and the little ‘follow?’ button popped up and I went ‘wat, I already did’. But apparently my dumb ass never actually hit the follow button way back when. I am sorry friend, I have fixed that now. :”D Forgive?

PS everyone go check her out, she’s neato!


I nominate:

NarrativeParadise | BookBinderWay | WindsorWrites | TheMadiWay

My questions:

  • What’s your favorite place you’ve ever been?
  • What object that you own is the most precious to you?
  • If you were to combine two books to make a better book, which would they be?
  • If you could add some plot device or character twist to a favorite book, what book and what would you add?
  • Did you participate in the Book-It program as a kid? Did they have it where you grew up?
  • Do you decorate your bookshelves at all?
  • Would you rather have a goat scream in your ear every time you sat down to eat dinner, or have to eat dinner standing up for the rest of your life?
  • What’s the most disappointing book you’ve ever read? Not bad per say, but a let-down
  • ย What is your favorite video game, if any?
  • Coffee or tea or something else?
  • Are you a morning person or a night person?

That’s it! Now run away!

2018 Reading Resolutions Check In

2018 Reading Resolutions

Today I determine which reading goals I’ve achieved, which I’m on the track to, and which to call it quits on and abandon. I know I’m not doing terribly, but I’m not doing as well as I had hoped, either. Here goes nothin’.

At the beginning of this year, I made two posts, one entitled 2018 Reading Resolutions and the other called 10 in 2018. The first is exactly as it sounds, in addition to personal and blog goals as well. The second is a list of books I want to read this year. I’ll review my progress on both posts.

2018 Reading Resolutions

Book Related:

  • Complete my Goodreads Challenge of 40 books – Complete!

Currently sitting at 43!

  • Complete my 10 in 2018 list of books – In Progress

List will be shown below!

  • Keep book buying low โ€“ no more than 6-8 books every three months – Kinda failed

I’ve been averaging about 10 books per three months, not 8. So not crazy, but a bit higher than I’ve wanted.

I will liiiikely not achieve this one by the end of the year though, who am I kidding.

Did it! I even won some books from it, too!

I really love the idea of this challenge, but I was a bit discouraged by how you can only submit so many books before it’ll only let you submit retail reviews you’ve written. So I kinda stopped participating in this one after I started consistently getting passed the allotted number of books it’ll let you put in.

Blog Related:

  • Post seasonal (not monthly) book hauls – In Progress

Good so far!

  • Maintain a S-W-S posting schedule – In Progress

I’ve actually upped it to a S-T-W-S schedule recently.

  • Keep my To Do list of pending tags under five items at any one time – In Progress

Good!

This one I actually doing need to do anymore. I changed the layout of my blog to automatically keep a list so I don’t have to.

  • Write blabbers for at least 1/3 of the books I read – In Progress

I’m not sure what the ratio is off the top of my head, but I’m pretty sure I’m close.

Personal Resolutions:

  • Exercise two times per week – In Progress

Was iffy there for a while but I’m solidly doing well on this now. ๐Ÿ˜€

  • Log all meals in MyFitnessPal – In Progress

Same as above, I tend to fluctuate, but currently am doing pretty good.

  • Make a wedding/honeymoon scrapbook – Not started

ONE DAY.

  • Make a budget – Not started

ONE DAY

  • Start saving for a house – Not started

ONE DAY

  • Take care of my health as issues arise – In Progress

I’d like to say I’m totally on top of it, but I was also carted to the hospital in an ambulance a week and a half ago, so. But! Now I have an official diagnosis, so am ‘on top of it’ again, woo. MY HEART IS AN ASSHOLE

  • Learn Python and R – Not started.

ONE DAY

  • Maintain a Duolingo streak – Kinda failed

I broke it, but have been meaning to pick it back up again. If I have a good streak going by Christmas I’ll consider this one a success


10 in 2018

 

Need to pick up the pace a bit me thinks.


And that’s it! How are you doing on your goals, if you set any? Happy reading!

Blogmas 2017 Tentative Schedule

Blogmas2017Benner

Hello everyone, Happy December 1st! ๐Ÿ˜€ Today is the first day of The 25 Days of Blogmas, so you’ll be seeing me every day from now until Christmas. And then honestly likely almost every day until the end of 2017. End of the year posts are always fun to do.

This is my tentative schedule for this month. Posts may change according to time constraints, yada yada yada. I’m going to try to get something up every day this month though, so wish me luck!


  1. Tentative schedule
  2. November Wrap Up
  3. December Currently Reading
  4. NaNoWriMo Wrap Up
  5. Apple Book Tag
  6. Top 5 Wednesday
  7. Bookshelf Tour 2017
  8. Pumpkin Book Tag
  9. Unfinished series 2017
  10. The School Subject Book Tag
  11. Baking Cookies
  12. Monthly Recommendations: New to You Authors
  13. Top 5 Wednesday
  14. Guilty Reader Book Tag
  15. Favorite Christmasy Books
  16. Series I Will Not Finish v2
  17. Favorite Christmas Musics
  18. Favorite Christmas Movies
  19. The Nope Book Tag
  20. Top 5 Wednesday
  21. Books I’d Like for Christmas
  22. Christmas Eve and Christmas Day Events
  23. Christmas Nail Art
  24. Christmas Nail Art (again because I said so)
  25. Merry Christmas ๐Ÿ˜€ ๐Ÿ˜€ ๐Ÿ˜€

After the 25th, Blogmas will officially be over but as I mentioned, that’s when I’ll do all those ‘end of year’ posts that you see everywhere. (By the way, I love those posts. I get so many good recommendations off those posts!)

26. Christmas Book Haul (…if I get books, hawhawhaw. Else, a tag!)
27. Top 5 Wednesday
28. 10 in 2018
29. 2018 Reading Goals
30. Top Books of 2017
31. End of Year Wrap Up

If you’re doing blogmas this year, do let me know! I’d love to be your blogmas buddy ๐Ÿ˜€

Happy reading!

Entertainer Blogger Award

Blogger Award

Hello! A tag today ๐Ÿ˜€ I was tagged by Zezee, so thanks friend!

Rules:

  • Thank the person who nominated you and provide a link to their blog.
  • Add these rules to your post.
  • Answer all the questions below.
  • Display the award picture in your post.
  • Nominate 12 other bloggers who are funny, inspiring and most important of all entertaining!

Why did you start a blog in the first place?

Honestly it was meant as a stepping stone for me. I had originally wanted to do a youtube channel and told myself ‘If you can maintain a blog for a year, then you could maintain a youtube as well’. But after a year, I didn’t care to start a youtube. I liked blogging too much – the low-stress, the friends, the lack of editting videos. Blogging is definitely for me. I’ve had this thing for three years now and haven’t even considered a youtube since.

What is your favorite book?

You’re kidding me, right?

faves

What do you dislike the most?

Body odor
Luke-warm coffee
My bloody 5am work alarm
Cat litter that was stuck to my cat’s feet and now it’s just on the floor
The GOP
Mold growing on my cheese before I can eat the cheese

What is your favorite food item from the mall?

Charley’s Chicken California

Image result for charley's chicken california

What is your favorite pastime?

Other than reading, I really like doing nail art. I haven’t done much lately though – maybe twice in four months. -_- I blame the 40-hour-a-week-slosh. Maybe that’ll change after next week when we move and I’m not commuting 3 hours round-trip per day. ELEVEN AND A HALF HOUR DAYS EVERY DAY ARE TIRING.


And that’s it! I’m not going to nominate anyone…. mostly because it’s 7am on a Saturday, my cold-addled brain wouldn’t let me sleep and I wouldn’t have the brain power to come up with a comprehensive list of names anyways.

Also, I’m allowed to be lazy on a Saturday. Pbtbt

Happy reading!