Look at what the cat dragged in..

I know from my message box that some of you are upset with me for going on this massive hiatus. Especially after completing that dreaded question from 50 Questions That Will Free Your Mind. I can reassure you that my disappearance has little to do with my last post! I’ve literally been way too busy to find any small amount of time to write anything interesting. If there has been an opportunity to write I just haven’t cared enough to write. My creative edge has hit a stand still since I’m back at university and all. No time to read, write, colour or dream — I know, it’s a sad life I live at the moment. I’ve been convincing myself that I can go on with this type of lifestyle for another year and a half (Finishing school April 2014, hopefully!) I’m going to try and get back into actually posting on here again. I think I might dedicate myself to finishing the 50 Questions, do a book review possibly and participate in some sort of a photo-a-day challenge.

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Moving on

13. Are you holding onto something you need to let go of?

I can honestly say that I was holding on to the broken rollercoaster of my past relationship. It ended almost 2 years ago but I found it hard to move on from it. The break up itself was hard to face considering I felt it should’ve happened years before. My own insecurities and young age held the safety net beneathe me for a long time. I didn’t want to write about it in my blog but when I skimmed the 50 questions a while back I knew when it came to this question that I would have to face the inevitable.

Only within the last year have I come to terms with the past. I stumbled upon a whole creepy folder of love letters in my email. I knew it was time, and this would be the last tear of the band-aid, so to speak. I went through a few and read them laughing at the puppy love streamed across my computer screen. Of course, it’s always nice to read romanticized opinions of yourself but really a person can only take so much. Eventually I got to the fifth or sixth email and decided to shut the door entirely by mass deleting the folder.

Letting go of this piece of me has allowed me to grow as a person. I used to look at it as a burden and a disappointment of sorts but I can truly say I’m grateful for it happening this way. If you asked me 5 years ago where I thought I’d be 5 years from then I would’ve painted this fantasized monumental idea of a perfect life. Since the ties have been severed I’ve been able to challenge myself in ways never thought imaginable before. I may sound selfish but I’ve been able to focus on me and what I want out of life. Being able to laugh, have fun with friends and simply experience everything that comes my way is absolutely what I deserve.

W..W..W Wednesday (July 25)

To play along, just answer the following three (3) questions…

• What are you currently reading?
• What did you recently finish reading?
• What do you think you’ll read next?

My answers:

What are you currently reading?

I’m reading The Vindico by Wesley King. He’s a debut, local author who is coming in to my book store to do a signing on August 18 from 1-5. The book is alright sofar.. I usually keep my expectations low for debut authors.

 

 

 

 

 

 

What did you recently finish reading?

I just finished reading The Starters by Lissa Price. The YA Book Club picked it for July’s book club at my book store. I can say I sufficiently enjoyed it but it was way to similar to the Hunger Games. I’ll probably write a review on it in the next couple of days. It was truly uncanny the resemblance the two stories had to one another.

 

 

 

 

 

 

What do you think you’ll read next?

I’m thinking something John Green.. I think I’ve had enough dystopian/post-apocalyptic for the time being. Why John Green? Well, I promised the YA Book Club that we could do a month of reading anything and everything John Green. Also, I entered the book club into a special contest John Green is hosting for a few lucky book clubs to win a 20 minute phone conversation with him during their book club. But who knows what I’ll read next, I have to make it good since school is fast approaching which means I won’t have any time to read what I really want.

 

 

 

 

 

 

PLEASE LEAVE A COMMENT with the link to your own WWW Wednesdays post. See you next week! :)

Teaser Tuesdays (July 24)

Teaser Tuesdays is a weekly bookish meme, hosted by MizB of Should Be Reading. Anyone can play along! Just do the following:

• Grab your current read
• Open to a random page
• Share two (2) “teaser” sentences from somewhere on that page
• BE CAREFUL NOT TO INCLUDE SPOILERS! (make sure that what you share doesn’t give too much away! You don’t want to ruin the book for others!)
• Share the title & author, too, so that other TT participants can add the book to their TBR Lists if they like your teasers!

My Teaser:

“He’d been practically begging the Torturer for more information about the League and the Vindico, but his mentor always put him off” 

“‘So far, we have been concentrating on preparing you for the drastic physical and mental changes you will face'”

— p. 157, The Vindico by Wesley King

What are you reading this week? Share in the comment section! :)

Liebster Awards! So exciting!

 

Today I was nominated for the Liebster Award by my fellow blogger William from Two Weeks from Everywhere. I’m a little shocked but honoured to be nominated! So, here we go with the responses to the questions asked!

As I read Two Weeks from Everywhere’s submission for his nomination I learned a bit about what the Liebster Award is all about!

It is:

The Liebster Blog Award is given to bloggers with less than 200 followers …  and is a sneaky way to get to know the person behind the blog.

How did I get nominated??

Well, here are the rules for the award:

  1. Each person must post 11 facts about themselves.
  2. Answer 11 questions the tagger has given you and give 11 questions for the people you’ve tagged.
  3. Choose 11 people and link them in your post. Tell them you’ve tagged them.
  4. Remember, no tag backs.

 

S0,  here’s my response to 11 facts about myself

  1. I live in Ontario, Canada with my mom
  2. My birthday is September 27 and I usually spend the entire Summer prior to it planning something extravagant
  3. I graduated from Humber College in 2010 and currently attend York University
  4. I’m absolutely terrified of raccoons! I scream like a little girl when I see them
  5. My dream profession is becoming a teacher but due to the over-saturation of the field I was forced to take a different career path
  6. I have 3 cats
  7. I work at Chapters Indigo and I can literally say it feeds into my reading addiction
  8. I prefer overcast days to sunny days
  9. I have an obsession with painting my nails, I absolutely love nail art!
  10. I’m an awesome baker, I bake all kinds of cupcakes and other sweet treats
  11. My favourite colour is green!

Anddd, my answers to Two Weeks from Everywhere questions!

Here are the eleven questions I would like you to answer:

  1. What is your favourite book of all time? This is totally the hardest question ever to answer! So, top 3! The Time Traveler’s Wife, Atonement and A Thousand Splendid Suns.
  2. Can you read with noise going on or must you have complete silence? I used to be picky and had to read in silence, I almost always read in my bedroom. I take public transit and now I read while I wait for the bus.
  3. Do you have a problem letting go of a book, even if it was one you didn’t particularly like? I had big issues after I read the Hunger Games trilogy. I didn’t like the ending to Mockingjay but I’m sure I’m not the only one. Also, for YA Book Club we read The Eleventh Plague and that book did not sit well with me! Ugh..
  4. What are your main interests outside of reading? I love baking, blogging, knitting and doing genealogy research
  5. Star Wars or Star Trek? Definitely Star Wars!!
  6. Who is your favourite author? James Dashner! He writes the Maze Runner trilogy. Can’t wait for The Kill Order, out in August!
  7. Coffee or tea? I’m definitely a tea lover!
  8. Do you ever listen to audio books? If not, why not? I haven’t listened to audio books before. I find I’m the type of learner that needs to read it myself rather than listen.
  9. Where is your favourite place to read? This is probably weird, but I love to read on the bus.
  10. Do you own an e-reader? If not, why not? I own a Kobo and a Playbook w/ a Kobo app on it. I still read LOTS of books and occasionally read off the Kobo.
  11. Do you always finish a book, regardless of whether you like it or not? I’ll put the book down and go back to it eventually. I usually do finish it, regardless how hard it is.

My nominations (For some nom’s I wasn’t sure what their follower count was at):

I Thought This Would Be Easier

Jeyna Grace

Wantoncreation

You’ve Been Hooked

600 Days of Sugarcubes

Storiesbywilliams

SoSoPoems

BooksAndBowelMovements

Dizzi is Blogging

Anissa Louise

Hardcovers and Heroines

My Questions For My Nominees!:

  1. What’s your favourite book?
  2. What’s your least favourite book?
  3. Have you met any authors?
  4. Do you own an e-reader? If not, will you make the switch to e-reading?
  5. What’s your favourite colour?
  6. What is your favourite childhood book?
  7. Do you have a favourite genre you like to read?
  8. Sunrise or Sunset?
  9. Favourite pass time, other than reading?
  10. What’s your favourite day of the week?
  11. Finally, two men walk into a bar.. ?

THANK YOU TO TWO WEEKS FROM EVERYWHERE FOR THE NOMINATION! MUCH LOVE IS BEING SENT TO YOU!  ❤ 

Teaser Tuesday (July 10)

 

 

 

Teaser Tuesdays is a weekly bookish meme, hosted by MizB of Should Be Reading. Anyone can play along! Just do the following:

• Grab your current read
• Open to a random page
• Share two (2) “teaser” sentences from somewhere on that page
• BE CAREFUL NOT TO INCLUDE SPOILERS! (make sure that what you share doesn’t give too much away! You don’t want to ruin the book for others!)
• Share the title & author, too, so that other TT participants can add the book to their TBR Lists if they like your teasers!

My Teaser:

“There’s something wrong very wrong with being tied up with rope your own brother brings from the sporting goods section”

“He was starting to look like a biology class illustration of the circulatory system”

— p. 59, Monument 14 by Emmy Laybourne

 

 

 

 

 

What are you reading this week? Share in the comment section! 🙂

Friday Finds — Fiction Edition (July 6)

I figure I dedicate a majority of my book posts to YA fiction and not enough to true hearty adult fiction. How does it work? Well.. FRIDAY FINDS (hosted by Should Be Reading) showcases the books you ‘found’ and added to your To Be Read (TBR) list… whether you found them online, or in a bookstore, or in the library — wherever! (they aren’t necessarily books you purchased). I’m always adding new books to my Goodread’s account and have created numerous shelves for them. So, here we go!

My Finds:

 

 

 

 

 

You can click on any one of the covers and you’ll be directed to the GoodReads info page for the novel.

What are some of your finds this week? (Doesn’t have to be themed like mine!)

Please subscribe, comment, and check out my GoodReads account !