Wednesday, March 22, 2017

Weekly Obsession Wednesday - It's All About Books...Literally

Hey everyone. My obsessions this week are all about books. All I wanted to do was read and think about bookish things over the week. At least you'll get to see a few of my bookish pictures that I made for Instagram. Haha!

#3 Used Books From Amazon

My mom recently turned me on to getting used books off of Amazon. It was an awesome suggestion. It's a really great way to get lower prices on books or find older editions of books that you want. For example I got Firebird and The Black Swan by Mercedes Lacky for under $5 used and they are in very nice condition. The dust jackets only needed a tiny bit tape but other wise they are lovely. I think finding these books in hardcover with the original dust jackets would have been tough if I hadn't found them used, and I got them for a great deal. I'm very interested to read Firebird for the first time and The Black Swan for a second time. Now I've been wishlisting books on Amazon with the thought of getting them used in mind.

#2 Clockwork Prince

My goal this month was to finish some of the books that I've been reading for awhile. One of those books was Clockwork Prince the second book in Cassandra Clare's Infernal devices series. It was so easy to complete this book because I loved it so much. I actually wasn't sure I would love it before I started it because I only liked the first book in the series. I was pleasantly surprised that I loved Clockwork Prince. It had a great balance of action and romance. I fell even more in love with the characters in this book. I was a lovely way to pass my reading time.

#1 Anne of Windy Poplars

I decided over the weekend that I was going to spend a great deal of time reading the forth Anne of Green Gables Series book Anne of Windy Poplars. Anne books are always a heart warming happy place for me, and this book is no different. I think this one has lovely quotes in it which is extra fun. I spent a rather lovely weekend reading this book. I still need to finish it but I'm enjoying the process immensely.

Tuesday, March 21, 2017

Tunes For Tuesday - Randomness and Insanity Vol. 6

Hello all. Here is the playlist for this week. I figured I hadn't made a Randomness and Insanity playlist in a while so here are 10 random songs that I thought of off the the top of my head. I tried make this mostly out of songs that I hadn't listened to in a while.

Randomness and Insanity Vol. 6

1. Nearness of You - Norah Jones
2. Everybody Talks - Neon Trees
3. Sullen Girl - Fiona Apple
4. All Cats Are Grey - The Cure
5. Stromata - Charlotte Martin
6. Heavydirtysoul - Twenty One Pilots
7. Trickle - Olive
8. Carry You There - Hanson
9. Time After Time - Cyndi Lauper
10. Battle Born - The Killers

Thursday, March 16, 2017

My New Series Book Reading Strategies

I thought I would make a short discussion video about my new approach to starting and finished book series. Hope you all like it. :)

Wednesday, March 15, 2017

Weekly Obsession Wednesday - I Joined Instagram and Other Fun Things

Hello all! Glad to be back again this week for Weekly Obsessions. I actually have three this time.

#3 Wide Headbands

I recently cut off a little of my hair. Thus, it is a bit tough to get the back bits up if I want my wear my hair in an up-do. My mom suggested getting some wide headbands to solve this issue. I thought it was good advice. I went to Amazon and ordered a couple of different kinds. One was a set of flower printed turban style headbands. The other was a set of super wide headbands that you can wear in a variety of different ways depending on how you manipulate the fabric including as a hat or scarf. I'm happy with both styles of headband. They both are nice looking and comfortable enough that I can wear them all day.

#2 A Wrinkle in Time Graphic Novel

To tell the truth I've been a bit obsessed with buying books lately. I ordered a few used and new books recently. It just so happens the graphic novel adaption of the book A Wrinkle in Time was one of the first to arrive. It looked lovely online when I discovered it, but the graphic novel is even more awesome in person. I love the book cover and the art is great. I like that the coloring of the art is black, white, and blue. It's such a cool edition of a book that I already love. I can't wait to get around to reading it in it's entirety but I need to finish a couple other books first.

#1 Instagram

My ballet teacher has been encouraging me to join Instagram. At first I resisted because I already have quite a few social media platforms going on. However, I realized that several of my non-online friends and family members are on Instagram and not on any other social media that I use. So it's a great way to connect with my family, old friends, and with my online friends too. I also realized that I share pictures quite a bit on my Twitter and Tumblr. I figured why not start an account on a site where you share pictures? On Sunday I finally started an Instagram. Now I'm obsessed with it. It's fun to see the things the people I know have posted about there lives. I like seeing the cool pictures people I don't know post. It's also fun to see the kind of things people like when I post my pictures. In addition now I can finally bookstagram a.k.a take pretty pictures of my book collection and show them off. I've always wanted to bookstagram, but didn't have Instagram. Why didn't I join Instagram sooner? Here's the link to my Instagram page. :)

Tuesday, March 14, 2017

Tunes For Tuesday - Songs For Dark Skies Playlist

Hello all. I was weirdly struck to do a playlist with a stormy or cloudy theme. Maybe because it did rain a bit on Monday and so grey skies were on my mind. Hope you enjoy the music.

Songs For Dark Skies Playlist

1. The Lightning Strike (What If This Storm Ends?) - Snow Patrol
2. Stormy Weather - Etta James
3. Purple Rain - Prince
4. Hurricane - MS MR
5. Thunderstruck - 2Cellos
6. Hurricane - Amber Run
7. In The Sea - Ingrid Michaelson
8. Wind Is The Wind - David Bowie
9. I Of The Storm - Of Monsters and Men
10. Echoes In Rain - Enya

Saturday, March 11, 2017

Currently Book Tag

I found this cool quick tag and thought it would be fun way to talk about my current reading moods.

Wednesday, March 8, 2017

10 Books I Enjoyed But Forget To Talk About

I wanted to talk about some great books I rarely talk about today.

Sorry about no post today

Hello all. Sorry that there is no post today. I got a bit sick last night with some tummy troubles but I'm feeling a bit better now. I'm still planning on posting a new video tomorrow so stay tuned. 😘

Tuesday, March 7, 2017

Tunes For Tuesday - Just Listening Fun Playlist

Hello all! No deep story behind this playlist. I put together a playlist of tunes that I thought would be fun to listen to at the moment. They are do all have cool beats though so enjoy!

Just Listening Fun Playlist

1. Rock Steady - No Doubt
2. California Trees - Walk Off The Earth
3. Dynabeat - Jain
4. Don't Stand So Close To Me - The Police
5. Atomic- Blondie
6. Good Times Bad Times - Led Zeppelin
7. Romeo's Waiting - Billy Idol
8, Jai Ho - A.R. Rahman

Sunday, March 5, 2017

Books I Did Not Finish (DNF)

I became intrigued by the DNF videos of others so I made my own. Here are some books I just didn't/couldn't finish. I hope you find this amusing even if you finished these books.

Thursday, March 2, 2017