3 Day Lyrical Challenge: Day 3

A final THANK YOU to Sahi for tagging me in this challenge! I’ve had a blast listening to tons of music haha.

RULES:

  • Thank the person who nominated you.
  • Share one of your favorite song/lyrics one at a time for three days.
  • Nominate three other bloggers each day.

So this song is in spanish. A version of it was the theme song to a telenovela my mom and I used to watch when I was a little girl. It’s such a sweet love song. 


Te Quiero Tanto
Si talvez pudieras comprender

que nose, como expresarme bien

si talvez pudiera hacerte ver

que no hay otra mujer mejor que tu para mi.

Si talvez me harias muy feliz,

si talvez me lo podrias decir,

si talvez, detalle a detalle, podrias conquistarme seria tuuya.

Te quiero tanto, tanto,tanto, tanto, tanto, cada dia un poco mas

te quiero tanto, tanto, tanto, tanto, tanto, para mi no hay nadie igual, no lo hay

te quiero tanto, tanto, tanto amor, que ya no puedo mas.

Pues talvez, el mundo aprendera con nuestro amor, lo bello que es amar

y talvez lo vuelva a repetir pareja por pareja el mundo entero al fin.

Te quiero tanto, tanto,tanto, tanto, tanto, cada dia un poco mas

te quiero tanto, tanto, tanto, tanto, tanto, para mi no hay nadie igual, no lo hay

te quiero tanto, tanto, tanto amor, que ya no puedo mas, ya no puedo mas, ya no puedo mas.

I TAG:
Anyone and everyone that wants to participate!

HAPPY BLOGGING EVERYONE! ๐Ÿ˜€

3 Day Lyrical Challenge: Day 2

Once again, thank you Sahi for tagging me in this! It’s kind of nice to do something a little different on my blog ๐Ÿ™‚

RULES:

  • Thank the person who nominated you.
  • Share one of your favorite song/lyrics one at a time for three days.
  • Nominate three other bloggers each day.


Okay so Jack Johnson makes the loveliest little love songs. Plus he met his wife while at the DLG so my heart has a soft spot for this guy haha. #Gauchoalum ๐Ÿ˜‰


Do You Remember

Do you remember when we first met?

I sure do, it was some time in early September

You were lazy about it, you made me wait around

I was so crazy about you I didn’t mind

So I was late for class, I locked my bike to yours

It wasn’t hard to find, you painted flowers on it

I guess that I was afraid that if you rolled away

You might not roll back my direction real soon

Well I was crazy about you then and now

The craziest thing of all is over ten years have gone by

And you’re still mine, we’re locked in time

Let’s rewind

Do you remember when we first moved in together?

The piano took up the living room

You played me boogie-woogie I played you love songs

You’d say we’re playing house now you still say we are

We built our getaway up in a tree we found

We felt so far away but we were still in town

Now I remember watching that old tree burn down

I took a picture that I don’t like to look at

Well all these times they come and go

And alone don’t seem so long

Over ten years have gone by

We can’t rewind, we’re locked in time

But you’re still mine

Do you remember?

I TAG:

The Blue Moon Archives

*No pressure to participate!*

HAPPY BLOGGING EVERYONE! ๐Ÿ˜€

3 Day Lyrical Challenge: Day 1

Thank you Sahi for tagging me in this! I know I’ve lagged it. So sorry. But who knew narrowing it down to 3 songs would be so difficult?? 

RULES:

  • Thank the person who nominated you.
  • Share one of your favorite song/lyrics one at a time for three days.
  • Nominate three other bloggers each day.

Okay, I love love love this song and listen to it a billion times a day *shrugs shoulders

Sometimes 

Sometimes sunshine

Does not want to shine on me

And sometimes I find myself blind

At first I cannot see and then I see it’s me

I chose a road when I was young

In search of fun temptation won

And all my soul I did surrender

If I had a chance to go back now

Would I redeem my moral vows

Or would I repeat for my own laughter

Sometimes I hide somewhat

Like a bulb behind a shade

And sometimes I ask myself why

Is it ’cause the lights are too bright

Or because my eyes are closed too tight

Sometimes I find myself blind

Don’t use my brain don’t use my mind

Distorted feelings always leading my way

But I must forgive myself and let the past lay

Down to rest

And I’ll be prepared to face myself in another

Day, hey

From now on I will behave

But in the back of my mind I will be enslaved

From now on I will behave

But in the back of my mind I will be enslaved

Sometimes sunshine

Does not want to shine on me

And sometimes, sometimes

I get lost, I get lost

I chose a road when I was young

In search of fun temptation won

And all my soul I did surrender

If I had a chance to go back now

Would I redeem my moral vows

Or would I repeat for my own laughter oh hey

From now on I will behave

But in the back of my mind I will be enslaved

From now on I will behave

But in the back of my mind I will be enslaved

From now on hey hey hey yeah

From now on oh hey hey

From now on I will behave

But in the back of my mind I will be enslaved

Sometimes I find myself blind

Don’t use my brain don’t use my mind

Distorted feelings always leading my way

But I must forgive myself and let the past lay

Down to rest

And I’ll be prepared to face myself in another

Day, hey

From now on I will behave

But in the back of my mind I will be enslaved I

Mean it

From now on I will behave

But in the back of my mind I will be enslaved

Woo

From now on, from now on

From now on yeah

Oh ooh ooh

The back of my mind, the back of my mind, I’ll

Be enslaved yeah

From now on hey yeah

From now on ho I mean it I mean it

From now on I will behave I will behave

But in the back of my mind I will be enslaved

I TAG:

Sophski 

No pressure to participate! ๐Ÿ˜‰

Tune in tomorrow for the second day of this challenge!
HAPPY BLOGGING EVERYONE! ๐Ÿ˜€

Tag: A Trip Down Memory Lane Through Pictures

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I saw this a while ago on Sophski’s blog (her post here) and thought it would be a great way to look back on this past year. Since I wasn’t tagged, I am tweaking it a little. Instead of 10 pictures, I am posting 18 ๐Ÿ˜‰ And they’re all from this year. Well, except for one picture that appears towards the end…

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Birthdays aren’t a big deal in my family. Actually, my birthday was often forgotten. This year, I spent the day with my BFF and the babies. My anxiety had been unmanageable for weeks. So all we did was watch movies and eat cake. It was one of the best birthdays I’ve had in a very long time. And I got flowers! โค

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This is the face of anxiety. My favorite band was in town and I got birthday tickets from my sister to go see them. Yay! Sort of. Again, my anxiety was crippling me. I really debated going. The band I had been waiting to see for years. Suffice it to say, I went. And I enjoyed myself as much as I could. As soon as I got home I had an anxiety attack.

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I believe this poem is from Whiskey, Words and a Shovel (volume I) by R.H. Sin. (I need to keep better track of my book screenshots smh). It’s simple. But I think it really captures how I felt in the photo above. 

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BFF and I went to this bookstore months and months ago. The outside of the store is wrapped in a literary mural. There are portraits of authors, famous book scenes, music artists, etc. It’s amazing! And the inside is just as great. Stacks of books everywhere. A small nook amongst the children’s books where you can sit and read. Two cats that roam inside. And a Princess and the Frog themed bathroom. This place is dope! 

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As much as I didn’t like A Farewell to Arms, I actually loved this quote: 

“If people bring so much courage to this world the world has to kill them to break them, so of course it kills them. The world breaks everyone and afterward many are strong at the broken places. But those that will not break it kills. It kills the very good and the very gentle and the very brave impartially. If you are none of these you can be sure it will kill you too but there will be no special hurry.”

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This is not a drill. Repeat. Not a drill. Drive-thru Krispy Kreme’s are a thing!! Why did I not know this before??!

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Hello, I am the crazy cat lady that owns 0 cats and 1 dog lol. Stray cats follow me. Idk why. I don’t feed them or anything. Okay, I do talk to them. Occasionally. How can I not? This little cat spent the summer waiting to see me leave my house. And followed me up to a certain point. Whenever I got home, it would be there. Waiting. When I peeked through the window, it would be walking away. Nowadays,there’s a white cat following me around. I have guardian cats. *shrugs shoulders*

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Remember when Ihob was a thing? I do! IHOP would probably like to forget that fiasco though haha. It was all a marketing ploy, right? They weren’t really going to permanently change their name? I guess this IHOP didn’t get that memo…

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This is my dog. She is a princess. When I feel down, she comforts me ๐Ÿ™‚

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This squirrel. Every few days this squirrel would climb our little fruit tree and feast. Drove my dog nuts. Bark bark barking up at the tree. Squirrel only climbed higher and kept munch munch munching. Dropping leftovers to the ground. Nearly hit my dog once. Rude. 

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A poem by Tupcac Shakur from The Rose That Grew From Concrete. I like the sentiment. It gets me thinking about our current political climate. 

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First, I didn’t take this picture. BFF did. I’m using her image because she’s a much better photographer than I am. Second, I have no idea what this is. My brother told me to look out the window. I did and saw… this. Texted BFF then went outside to get a better look. Years ago I saw a green light which was some kind of space rocket or something. I’m assuming this was something similar? 
 

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This is what I get for being cheap haha. A messed up puzzle. Two, actually. We bought two. Note to self: don’t buy puzzles at the dollar store. 
On another note. I have another story related to this picture. 
I was reading Beauty and the Beast to my goddaughter (3yo) and her sister (6yo). When 3yo interrupts with: I don’t like that boy *pointing to Gaston*

Me: Why?

3yo: He mean. He don’t read. And he throw books! I don’t like that boy. You like him?

Me: No. I don’t like him either.

6yo: I like him. 

3yo: *aghast* You like that boy?

6yo: *giggling* He’s handsome.

3yo: He not handsome! My brother handsome. He *pointing to Gaston* not handsome. 

6yo: I think he’s nice.

3yo: No. He mean *flips ahead to where Gaston is manhandling Belle* See! He grab beauty and the beast.

6yo: *trying not to laugh* He’s not grabbing her. They’re holding hands.

3yo: *mouth drops

6yo: *still trying not to laugh*

3yo: *flips ahead to where Gaston injures the Beast* He hurt beauty and the beast *starts choking up* He kill him.

Me: He didn’t kill him. Remember the Beast transforms?

3yo: *Nods* Look! *pointing to injured Beast* Look! He hurt!

6yo: *Doesn’t look*

3yo: Look! No, don’t look at me. Look at the book! [Yes, she really did say this] Sister! Look at beauty and the beast.

6yo: *walks away into the next room and is heard laughing*

Me: Your sister was teasing you.

3yo: *laughs and flips back to where Gaston first appeared* I don’t like that boy. I like her *points to Belle* She read a lot a lot. 

Me: I like her too.

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Something useful to keep handy. I’ve tried it before. It worked. 

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Not a picture from this year. Brings back very happy memories though. Plus, how Californian is this picture? Palm trees, mountains, ocean, blue sky and sunshine. Ah, home โค

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Reading Peter Rabbit to my goddaughter. Laughed when I got to the bit about the pie. Talk about dark. 

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My baby brother turned 18. (The only birthday we actually do celebrate haha) How does time fly?? Seems like only yesterday he was learning how to walk…

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We put a treat in wrapping paper. My dog is high-key spoiled. I know. 

This was a fun tag! Thanks Soph for creating it! 


HAPPY BLOGGING EVERYONE! ๐Ÿ˜€

โ€‹Reflection on a Year of…

Nancy Drew! 
Last week I finally completed my personal challenge of reading all of the original 56 Nancy Drew Mystery Stories. It was pretty fun. And yes, I am super proud of myself for sticking with it. 

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Nancy was a big part of my childhood. I gobbled up mysteries like no other. And even as a grown up I found comfort in Nancy’s adventures. When I had a bad day or was feeling down, I turned to Nancy. For at least a couple of hours I was able to escape. 

Nancy Drew collection one year ago
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Yes, some of the stories haven’t exactly aged well and lack continuity. But playing detective has been genuinely fun. And seeing little kids still reading these books has made my little heart flutter. 

This has been a lovely journey. I’m so glad I was able to share it with all of you! โค

Now, does that mean I’m done with Nancy? No! If I come across a Nancy Drew book I haven’t read then expect a review of it to appear around here haha.
 
Oh, and I’m not quite done with Mildred and the Stratemeyer Syndicate ๐Ÿ˜‰

Current Stratemeyer Collection
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Blogging!
Apparently I missed my 1st Bloggiversary!!! As I was scheduling this post, I saw this notification from a few days ago:

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Ha! This commitment-phobe girl has actually stuck to something. Well, 2 somethings if you count Nancy (which I do ๐Ÿ˜‰ ). But these past few weeks I’ve lagged on my blog hopping. Life, ya’ll. I still make time to read books though. So there’s that. 

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Anyway, one year. Wow! When I first started this I really thought I would quit within a week. But being a part of this community has been one of the greatest experiences ever. Meeting all of you wonderful people, gushing about books and hating on tropes are just some of the highlights haha. I love you beautiful blogging people so much and am thankful to every one of you! โค

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The Blogger Recognition Award

Thank you Crystal Girl for nominating me for this award. It’s nice to reminisce about how all this happened haha. 

THE RULES:

  • Thank the blogger that nominated you and give a link to their site.
  • Do a post to show your award
  • Give a summary of how your blog started
  • Give two pieces of advice for any new bloggers
  • Select at least 15 other bloggers for this award
  • Let each nominee know youโ€™ve nominated them and give a link to your post

HOW THIS BLOG CAME TO BE:
It all started when I read a book. This book actually:

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I had a lot of *feelings* about the book. (Still do). At the time, I had no one to discuss it with. Well, no. That’s a lie. I had my bff. (Again, still do). She’s the one I vent my bookish opinions to. The thing is, at the time, she wasn’t a huge reader. So it was a bit of a one-way conversation. The day I told her about the book, I was still riled up and took my therapist’s long-ago advice: write it all down. I did and it was cathartic. The next book I finished, got the same treatment. Before I knew it, I had a few book reviews completed. I didn’t know what to do with them. Then I remembered that years back, an old high school classmate had a blog here on WordPress. I thought about creating one myself but kept putting it off. Reviews piling up. Until one day (almost 1 year ago ๐Ÿ˜ฎ !), while watching Casablanca, I finally decided to go for it. Hence the blog name. And the rest is book blogging history. 

MY ADVICE:
I’m terrible with advice. Terrible. So I’m going to be a cliche and say: be yourself. Because that’s legit solid advice. I think the best blogs are the ones where the blogger’s personality shines through. In whatever form it may be. Just stay true to who you are. It’s your blog, your safe space, do what you want with it. 

Another piece of advice? Yikes. Um… don’t give up? I think it’s easy to get overwhelmed by everything going on around the blogosphere. To feel some kind of pressure. Especially if you’re new to all this. Find your rhythm. Take a breather when necessary. This is all genuinely fun. And the pressure goes away. For the most part haha. 

* I’m not specifically nominating anyone. But I’d love to know how everyone’s blog came to be! Please tell me in the comments below ๐Ÿ™‚ *

HAPPY BLOGGING EVERYONE! ๐Ÿ˜€

Library Lover’s Book Tag

I saw Mandy and Sha’s post and thought ooh, that looks fun. Then I get to the people they’ve tagged. Anyone with book in their blog name. Imagine my excitement when I remembered I had books in mine. So, a big thank you to Mandy and Sha @Book Princess Reviews for tagging me in this! I love my library and what better way to profess my feelings than through a tag โค haha 

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QUESTIONS
How often do you visit your local library?
At least once a week. I’m surrounded by libraries so I’m always at one of them at some point. The perks of living in the suburbs. 

Are you the type of person who checks out more books than you can read or are you someone who checks out the exact amount of books you intend to read before they are due?
Oh, I check out the exact amount of books. I use OverDrive a lot so I tend to check out a physical book only when it’s not available as an ebook or audiobook.

How old were you when you got your first library card?
Um, I want to say 10? I used my sister’s card until my mom finally allowed me to get my own. Which was after my sister lost hers. 10 sounds about right… 

Do you go to your library for a particular book or do you check out anything that piques your interest?
Usually for a particular book. Very rarely do I pick a book up that I hadn’t been planning to read.

Do you only check out books or do you also get DVDs, audiobooks, etc.?
I check out tons of DVD’s. Not everything I want to watch is on Netflix haha. So the library always comes through. Plus, they have a vast CD collection. And I’m all about that economical (aka. cheap) life lol. 

From what section of the library do you check out most of your books?
According to my checkout history (excluding OverDrive reads) it seems to be mainly children’s literature. Ha! Makes sense. It’s all of the Nancy Drew books.

What is your favourite part of using your local library?
How am I suppose to narrow it down??? Lemme just list a few reasons:

1) Bonding with my Goddaughter. She and I have been going to storytime at the library for over a year now. She loves books. I love books. The first time she walked into the library, her little mouth dropped. And she still cries whenever we have to return her books. So we check more out and then head to the bookstore. Which brings me to reason #2.

2) The library bookstore! There is one shelf full of free books. Kid’s books are $1. Paperbacks 50 cents. Hardbacks $2. So babygirl and I have zero restraint. The rule is 2 books for each of us. Ha! Neither one of us sticks to that. The volunteers in charge of the bookstore are super nice. They’re actually pretty lenient with book prices. For example, this past week I bought a total of about 15 books. 8 for me, 7 for my goddaughter. I only paid $4. They want to encourage kids to read so when they see a child’s enthusiasm towards books, they let them keep all the books they’ve picked out for free. Extremely generous. 

3) Library events. Holy crap the events! There’s the summer reading program. The YA events are the best though. There are always author discussions and signings going on. There are adult arts and crafts. Book clubs. Oh my goodness, so many things. There’s honestly, something for everyone. Whatever age group. 

4) The apps! OverDrive, Libby, Freegal, Mango, etc. All free apps I use courtesy of my library. OverDrive is my life. It’s the one app I couldn’t live without. It is where I check most of my books out from. It’s easy to use and the book selection is top-notch. 

5) The librarians. These people are dope. Dope, dope, dope. Incredibly helpful and kind. Always quick to lend a hand or offer a book recommendation. Where would we be without them???

I TAG…
I am going to steal Sha and Mandy’s idea (sort of ๐Ÿ˜‰ ) and tag anyone whose blog name has the word library (or something library-related) in it… I’m keeping it broad on purpose ๐Ÿ™‚

HAPPY BLOGGING EVERYONE! ๐Ÿ˜€

The Unique Blogger Award

Thank you LaRonda @Flying Paperbacks for nominating me! You’re the best! โค And so sorry it’s taken me forever to get to this! I’ve fallen way behind on tags. #bloggingstruggles

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THE RULES:

  • Share the link of the blogger who nominated you
  • Answer their questions
  • Share some love with the blogging community by nominating 8-12 people
  • Ask three questions for your nominees

QUESTIONS:

1. Sell me on your favorite read of 2018

So apparently I’ve had quite a few favorite reads haha. But honestly, I think this would be the year of Steinbeck. So far I’ve read 3 of his works this year. East of Eden has got to be one of the greatest pieces of literature I’ve ever read. The themes he explores – love, religion, family – are all intertwined in a family saga with the beautiful (I’m biased) California valley as its backdrop. It’s so so good. And absolutely, without a doubt, one of my favorite reads of the year.

2. If you could read a book about any mythological being, which would it be and why?

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Does Pegasus count?? Lmao mythology isn’t really my thing. Possibly why I never continued with the Percy Jackson series. That and I really thought there were hundreds of books in the series. But um, I watched Hercules as a kid and Pegasus was my favorite character. And Meg. Is she based on a mythological figure???

3. Whoโ€™s a character that has motivated you? How?

Anne Shirley!!! I first read Anne of Green Gables as an adult a few years back and I adored her instantly. She’s full of life and imagination, brilliant and hardworking. I could gush about this girl forever. She’s pretty much all I aspire to be haha. I’m naturally realistic (my friends say pessimistic), but like I said, Anne is a bright person. And her positivity is contagious. I feel happy whenever I think of Anne.

On a personal note:

Life has been unexpectedly hectic lately. BFF and I are planning birthday parties for 2 of her kids and their baptism. That’s 3 events in the span of one month. And one of those birthday parties is super last minute because the original plan went straight out the window when her soon -to-be 6 year old got some bad news. She broke her elbow in mid-August and has been in a cast since then. The doctor said it’d be off by her birthday. Well, that was a lie. Apparently her elbow keeps shifting and the ortho hasn’t discounted surgery as an option. (Torres, where you at?) Understandably, little girl hollered, screamed, and cried her eyes out when they put a new cast on her arm. So the original “birthday dinner plan” was canceled and bff decided to have a big birthday party for her to cheer her up.

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Which means we’ve spent the last few days trying to get everything together. Thank goodness scheduled posts weeks in advance are a thing haha so I’m pretty sure no one has noticed my disappearance. Anyway, today I plan to relax and spend my day blog hopping and catching up on everyone’s posts ๐Ÿ™‚ And if I do happen to disappear again within the next few weeks, well now you know why ๐Ÿ˜‰

SEE YOU AROUND THE BLOGOSPHERE! ๐Ÿ˜€

World Mental Health Day: Pick Me Up Playlist Tag

This is such a great tag! World Mental Health Day was on October 10th this year and I completely missed it. So thank you Sophia Ismaa for tagging me in this! You know what’s funny? I actually made a playlist of songs that make me happy after a conversation I had with my therapist years ago. These songs are on that playlist. And I do listen to it every once in a while when I start to feel down. 

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RULES:

  • Link back to โ€˜Pick Me Up Playlistโ€™ creator โ€“ Laura Spoonie
  • Tag the blogger who nominated you
  • Mention how music helps your Mental Health
  • List 10 songs that you would consider to be a part of your โ€˜Pick Me Up Playlistโ€™ (optional: mention a little bit why each song is on your list)
  • Tag 10 other bloggers to join in with the โ€˜Pick Me Up Playlistโ€™ Challenge

1. Wannabe – Spice Girls

It’s the Spice Girls! I still want to be Baby Spice lol. Enough said. 

2. El Chico del Apartamento 512 – Selena

My Queen โค !!!! This song is light and fluffy. In a nutshell: it’s about a girl that has a crush on her neighbor; the guy in apartment 512. 

3. Livin’ on a Prayer – Bon Jovi

“You live for the fight when it’s all you got”

4. 99 Red Balloons – Nena

First heard it on Gilmore Girls. But it reminds me of college. I remember one of my college roommates putting it on a party playlist at some point. 

5. Love on Top – Beyoncรฉ

This song makes me ridiculously happy. The first time I heard it was when Beyoncรฉ sang it at the MTV awards and revealed she was pregnant. That joy is radiating off of her and it’s contagious ๐Ÿ˜€

6. La Tortura – Shakira Ft. Alejandro Sanz

My other queen โค !! I still have the cassette tapes of her early music lol. It’s nostalgia coupled with great music. 

7. Young Folks – Peter Bjorn and John

It’s the whistling. As soon as I hear it, it puts me in a good mood. 

8. Do You Love Me – The Contours

I love dancing to this song when no one is watching. Also, it’s The Contours. No real explanation needed.

9. Paradise – George Ezra

It’s an upbeat, lovey-dovey song. 

10. Me Vale – Manรก

OH MY GOD this song!! It’s an anthem!! Whenever people like to voice their unasked for opinion regarding my life choices, I listen to this song. Instant mood booster. In a nutshell: it’s a guy talking about how he doesn’t give a damn about what people think of him and calling them out on it. Loose translation of one of the lyrics: “Instead of criticizing my life and pointing out what’s wrong with it, you should focus on yourself.” Yes!!! 

I TAG: 

Brianna the Bookworm

The Book Raven

Jasmine’s Reading

The Quirky Book Nerd

*No pressure on anyone to participate*

HAPPY BLOGGING EVERYONE! ๐Ÿ™‚

The Sunshine Blogger Award #3

Thank you Brittany @Perfectly Tolerable for nominating me!!! These are always fun to do! And I absolutely loved your questions ๐Ÿ™‚

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RULES:

  • Thank the blogger who nominated you in a blog post and link back to their blog.
  • Answer the 11 questions the blogger asked you.
  • Nominate 11 new blogs to receive the award and ask them 11 new questions
  • List the rules and display the sunshine blogger award logo in your post/or on your blog

BRITTANY’S QUESTIONS FOR ME: 
1) Show me a picture of your bookshelf!

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I don’t have a bookshelf ๐Ÿ˜ฅ My books are scattered all over my home haha. But most of my books are in this container.

2) Name two books that you would/do recommend to everyone?

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Sophie’s World by Jostein Gaarder. It’s so good and I recommend it all the time! If you’re even mildly interested in philosophy, then this is the book for you!

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The Hate U Give by Angie Thomas. It’s already a modern-day classic imho. Very pertinent read! Everyone needs to read this book.

3) Are there any songs that you associate with a particular story or characters?

Asleep performed by The Smiths always reminds me of  Charlie from The Perks of Being a Wallflower โค I can’t listen to it without immediately thinking of him.
And of course,

La Bamba performed by Los Lobos reminds of Ari from Aristotle from Aristotle and Dante Discover the Secrets of the Universe. I grew up listening to this song! It’s nostalgic but now whenever I listen to it I think of Ari since he mentioned quite a bit in the book.

4) Where is your favorite place to read?
The stairs in my house lol. The only place  I won’t fall asleep while reading.

5) Do your friends/family know that you have a blog?
Only my bff haha (Hi babe!)

6) How do you decide which book to read next?

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So… this is my book box. It’s full of books that I really want to read soon. It’s conveniently located under my bed lol. Whenever I’m looking for a new read I look at my book box first and see if any of the books is calling to me. It’s simply based on feeling.

7) Do you have a favorite word? If so, what is it?
Eureka! No clue why but it puts a smile on my face.

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8) Is there one particular blog post that youโ€™re really proud of?
Um… I’m equally proud of all of them ๐Ÿ™‚

9) Do you have any tattoos? If so, what?
Nope! But I want to get this (well, only the finch):

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10) What book gave you the worst book hangover?

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Slaughterhouse-Five  by Kurt Vonnegut!!! I went into a serious book slump. I put down every book I tried to read. It was MONTHS before I managed to read another book.

11) What are three things you always carry with yourself?

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Besides my phone and wallet ๐Ÿ˜‰ I always have a book and/or my kindle on me, a snack (because I go from not hungry to ravenous in .05 seconds), and my water bottle.

Well, that’s it. Once again, thank you Brittany! โค



*I’ve been a little busier this week than usual so I’m not going to tag anyone today*



HAPPY BLOGGING EVERYONE! ๐Ÿ˜€