Random Quote of the Day: “If a problem has no solution, it may not be a problem, but a fact – not to be solved, but to be coped with over time.” – Shimon Peres
Hello sunshines! 🔆
I have finally been actually tagged — it’s a miracle! Thank you to Ann @ Ann’s Reading Corner for thinking of me for this; I very much appreciate it! (:
The OMG THIS SONG Book Tag was created by Katie @ Katesbookdate, so feel free to check out her original video for details about the tag! Let’s get started!
A SONG YOU MUST LISTEN TO EVERY TIME IT COMES ON, NO MATTER HOW OLD OR HOW MANY TIMES YOU’VE LISTENED TO IT / A BOOK YOU’LL NEVER GET SICK OF
📚 LOOKING FOR ALASKA by John Green — my all time favorite book hands down. If you don’t enjoy this novel then
I feel extremely sad for you I completely support your opinion! 😄
🎶 DIVE by Ed Sheeran — anything Ed Sheeran I will never get tired of because he is SO AMAZING and he MAKES ME WANT TO CRY TEARS OF HAPPINESS AND SADNESS AT THE SAME TIME!!
A SONG THAT REMINDS YOU OF THE CRINGEST TIME OF YOUR LIFE / A BOOK THAT ALSO REMINDS YOU OF THIS TIME (OR JUST SOMETHING YOU WOULDN’T LIKE AS MUCH IF YOU PICKED IT UP FOR THE FIRST TIME NOW)
📚 THE MAZE RUNNER SERIES by James Dashner — it was an okay series and I didn’t really enjoy any of the other novels after the first one. I forced myself to finish the series lol.
🎶 SKYSCRAPER by Demi Lovato — this moment in life wasn’t necessarily cringy, but it was a time that I wish I never spent so much dreading over. Don’t get me wrong, I love Demi, but that song put me in my feels for more than I would have liked.
Random Quote of the Day: “The ability to delude yourself may be an important survival tool.” – Jane Wagner
Hello sunshines! 🔆 Two days back to back? I’m on a roll!! Today’s tag is called ON MY SHELF and it was created by Iain Broome over on Booktube, so be sure to check out the original video if you are interested! This tag looked pretty fun so let’s get started!
💬 ABOUT THE TAG:
EVERY BOOK ON YOUR SHELF HAS A STORY. The story can be how you came to own that book, how you found it for the first time, or how it made you feel while reading it.
To pick which novels to talk about, you can use a random number generator OR simply close your eyes and pick one! For this post, I am using RANDOM.ORG to pick which book number! You can do as many rounds as you like, but for today I’ll be completing FIVE rounds!! (:
THE DINNER BY HERMAN KOCH: This was a book sent to me for review via Blogging for Books and I ended up not enjoying it at all. I thought it had an interesting concept so I was generally excited to read it, but turns out it was really slow and dry and I couldn’t get into it, lol.
Random Quote of the Day: “The first precept was never to accept a thing as true until I knew it as such without a single doubt.” – Rene Descartes
Hello sunshines! 🔆 It has officially been three months since my last subscription box unboxing + review of UPPERCASE BOX and I am super excited to show you guys what I had in store these past few months! I’ve actually been semi-impressed with Uppercase compared to the previous three months. But anyways, let’s get started!
- SONG OF THE CURRENT by Sarah Tolcser – SIGNED
- SONG OF THE CURRENT Map
- Reading Adventure Tote Bag designed by Allison Cole – UPPERCASE EXC.
- Book Nerd Enamel Pin from Jubly-Umph – UPPERCASE EXC.
MAY UPPERCASE BOX RATING: 4.5/5 STARS
Random Quote of the Day: “Henceforth I ask not good fortune. I myself am good fortune. ” – Walt Whitman
Hello sunshines! 🔆 I know I’ve been unexpectedly gone this past week, but this will ALL be explained in my very late April Wrap-Up! But for the time being, I’m sharing another TTT post! This week’s topic is…Top Ten Things On My Reading Wishlist!
Top Ten Tuesday is a weekly meme hosted by The Broke and the Bookish. Each week I will post a new Top Ten List. This list includes topics such as ‘my top ten favorite authors’ or ‘my top ten books of this month’. The topics will change, so make sure you stay tuned for each week! Feel free to comment or link your Top Ten Tuesday lists below and I’ll be more than happy to check them out!
This one is a no-brainer, but I felt like it still needed to be said. When I say diversity, I don’t just mean racial-wise, but other cultures, backgrounds, mental illnesses, etc. You can NEVER have too much Diversity!! ❤️️💛💙💜💚
MORE NOVELS ABOUT BOOK-LOVERS
When I read books about a main character that loves to read, blog, paint, etc. it makes me so happy because I can relate to them so well!!
MORE NOVELS SET OUTSIDE THE U.S.
I know this is partly my fault that I keep picking up novels set in my country, but I would to read other novels that ARE NOT taken place in the U.S. I think the writing would be different and I’d definitely get a “feel” for other cultures that way. Since I am Guamanian and African American, I would love to read YA novels set in Guam or Africa! 🇬🇺
Random Quote of the Day: “The deeper sorrow carves into your being the more joy you can contain.” – Kahlil Gibran
Hello sunshines! ☀ This month has been nothing but hectic and I am super glad I’m getting the chance to do a small recap for you guys, but also for myself!
- Lent is almost over and therefore I will be back on Twitter and Instagram starting sometime next week!! I’ve missed interacting with you on there, so I’m excited to get back to it!
- There is so much to be done in such little time and I feel so rushed for school and such. But on the bright side every day is a day closer to summer!!
- I took the ACT last weekend so that was another weight lifted off of my shoulders. It wasn’t as difficult as I thought, but that might just mean that I answered all the wrong answers xD
- I applied for the Experience Berkeley Program a few weeks ago, so I’ll be waiting for a reply in late May! *fingers crossed I got accepted* 😅
- I’m still looking for a possible summer job — I tried looking for one at my local library but right now they don’t have any applications available *sigh* But once there is one, I will definitely be applying!!
Random Quote of the Day: “Don’t let your sorrow come higher than your knees.”- Swedish Proverb
Hello sunshines! ☀ We are officially at the end March and I am already ready for April to be over with 😅 DST (Daylight Savings Time) really did mess up my sleeping patterns, but now that it is the beginning of April, I am better at waking up in the morning xD Last month was definitely an interesting one, so here’s what did and didn’t happen this March!
CANDIDE BY VOLTAIRE
MY RATING: 3 out of 5 stars
I am super sad and disappointed that I did not get the chance to get to my March DBOTM — I was really excited to be able to get to this month’s book, however I am going to really try and read my March AND April DBOTM this upcoming month!! I’ve been assigned so much reading for school that I haven’t had time to read my DBOTM’s ☹
Quick question: Would anyone actually consider purchasing any of my past artworks? My mom was asking why I don’t sell my artwork on Etsy and I never really considered it. But if a good amount of people say yes, then I might invest into that. So, definitely let me know! (: