Saturday, April 22, 2017

Authors I Want To

Here are 8 authors that wrote great books and I want to read more from them.

Tuesday, April 18, 2017

Weekly Obsession Wednesday - Lady Sings The Blues!

Hello again all! Here are my obsessions for the week. Yet again I only have two but they are both super cool.

Rebel Without A Cause Puzzle

On Easter Sunday I wanted to do something fun and different. I thought I would finally get around to working on the Rebel With Out A Cause movie poster puzzle that I have had for over a year, but haven't had a chance to work on. This is quite seriously the hardest puzzle I have attempted yet. There are a lot of bits in similar colors. I'm still having fun working on it. I think it's going to look awesome when I complete it.

Lady Sings The Blues in Vinyl

I saw that the Billie Holiday album Lady Sings The Blues in vinyl was 30% off on Amazon and thought now was the perfect time to get it. This double LP not only features the original Lady Sings The Blues album, but also Billie Holiday's Best Of album. Yay! It arrived on Tuesday and totally made the rainy day more awesome. Billie's voice is so stylistic and wonderful. Plus, the instrumentation is so relaxing. The perfect music to keep you relaxed and the perfect music for a rainy day. I love it so much.

Tunes For Tuesday - Feeling Sort Of Chill Playlist

Hello all. I feel pretty sleepy at the moment so I created a little playlist of sort of chill songs I felt like listen to. I haven't listened to some of these songs in a while so they were fun to revisit.

Feeling Sort Of Chill

1. Rainy Days and Mondays - Emmy Rossum
2. Just My Soul Responding - Amber Run
3. Lakewater Hair - Minnie Driver
4. Summer Skin - Death Cab For Cutie
5. Sleeps With Butterflies - Tori Amos
6. Thirteen Sad Farewells - Stu Larson
7. Nature Boy - Aurora 
8. Bookends - Simon & Garfunkel

Saturday, April 15, 2017

Wednesday, April 12, 2017

Be Room Cliff Book Tag

Kind of the friendship version of Marry, Kiss, Cliff. Even though I mostly evaded having to cliff my favorite fictional friends. Lol!

Weekly Obsession Wednesday - I Finally Saw Hidden Figures!

Hello all! Yet again I only have two obsessions for the week. (Other than the much talked about Tome Topple Readathon of course.) So no countdown because they are both great.

Hidden Figures

My mom wanted to do something fun for her birthday. She saw that the movie Hidden Figures was showing at the local Franklin Theater the day after her birthday, and thought that would be a fun outing for our family to do to celebrate since we hadn't seen the movie yet. It was such an excellent film. Inspiring, emotional, and funny. To add to all that the way the film was written, edited, directed, and casted was wonderful. It was so fun learning about these three inspirational black women that were such in integral part of the space race. I really want to read the book the movie is based on now.

Kindle X-Ray

I started reading A Game of Thrones this week. The book is great so far, but it is high fantasy with quite a few characters. Since I haven't watched the show sometimes the characters and locations can be a bit confusing. Then my mom reminded me about the X-ray feature on the Kindle or the Kindle app. You can highlight the names of characters, and this feature will give you a brief description of who the character is and what the look like. The feature also works with locations. Which is a great help when you're imagining a fictional world with a ton of land and castles. This feature certainly makes this great book even more great to read.

Tuesday, April 11, 2017

Tunes For Tuesday - Songs From My Phone

Hello All. I thought I would be fun to make a playlist from songs that I actually have downloaded to my phone. Sometimes I get so into streaming I forget some of the cool things I've download. I put my phone on shuffle and picked out some of the interesting tunes that struck my fancy for the moment. Apparently my phone was in a Frank Sinatra mood so two of his songs made the list. Haha!

Songs From My Phone

1. Tommib Help Bus - Squarepusher
2. We'll Be Together Again - Frank Sinatra
3. Le Nozze Di Figaro Act 2 Voi Che Sapete - Mozart
4. Just Like Heaven - Charlotte Martin
5. Crown of Age - The Ettes
6. Audition (Fools Who Dream) - Emma Stone
7. Jynweythek Ylow - Apex Twin
8. All Fall Down - One Republic
9. Cosmic Love - Florence & The Machine
10. Our Love Is Here To Stay - Frank Sinatra

Saturday, April 8, 2017

5 Big Books I Want To Re-read

Me listing 5 big books I want to read again even though there are way more than 5 I want to re-read. Lol!

Tuesday, April 4, 2017

Weekly Obsession Wednesday - Eyeshadow and More Bookish Things

Hello all! It's time for weekly Obsessions. I only have two this week so I'm doing away with the countdown this time.

Tome Topple Readathon Plans

As some of you know I decided to join the Tome Topple Readation from April 7th - April 20th. The idea is to read as much as you can of books 500 pages and over. Since the readathon starts on Friday I have been really into making reading plans for the next two weeks. More specifically finding some other people in the Tome Topple group on goodreads to read A Game of Thrones by George R.R. Martin with. It is such a big book that I thought it would be more fun to read and discuss it with other bookish people. I did find some people to read with and now it's just down to working out the details of how we are going to read and chat. I'm also going to be reading it with my mom. Yay!

Other than reading A Game of Thrones I'm also hoping to start reading Otherland Vol. 1 by Tad Williams, Lisey's Story by Stephan King, and the graphic novel Zot by Scott McCloud. It's an ambitious list so I'm making a game plan to help me at least start some of these. My goal is to at least finish Zot and finish the most of if not all of A Game of Thrones and Otherland. I just want to start Lisey's Story a little because my mom has been recommending it to me for years. Haha!

Rediscovering My Love of This Eye shadow Palette

I go through phases with make-up. Sometimes I don't feel like wearing much and others I feel like going all out. I'm in my all out make-up moment lately. Which means I'm back into wearing eye shadow. I got the Real Colors Everlasting eye shadow palette in Bright shades a while ago, but I have recently rediscovered how much I love it. The bright colors are fun to play with and the shadows are so high pigment. Lately I really love using the light green/teal color with either the blue or purple. These bright colors on my eyes just make me happy.

Tuesday Magnetic Poem

This poem reminds me of the book The Secret Garden.