It’s good to be bad. Villains are always the most interesting characters, because they lack a moral compass and base their decisions often on emotion rather than rational thought. They’re fun, exciting, and unpredictable, whereas heroes tend to be bland and generic. It’s because of this dynamic that fans often like the bad guy more than […]
I just found this blog and I think it’s absolutely riveting! Check out this project and let me know what you think!?
This small scale project offers a comparison of coffee shops in neighbourhoods in Milan (Italy) and Liverpool (UK) by the photographers Matteo Ceschi and John Meehan. From Matteo Milanese bar/caffè…
I am definitely in need of new friends. I moved to a new city and state a little over a year ago and with being in school, work and my guy I haven’t really had any time to go out and make actual friends. Not only that but initially, face to face, I’m very shy. So it’s been a hard time to really open up to new people in a new place and make great connections. I am definitely one of those people who at first is very shy or introverted but once I get to know someone I really open up, talk nonstop and relax.
Fortunately for others like me, the app system I’ve been waiting for has arrived! For the longest of times, I used to joke with old friends saying what if there was an app that would kind of be like Tinder (whatever dating website was avaialble at the time) but it would just be for making friends.
Bumble has made this happen. Changing your profile over from the dating format to the BFF format allows you to see women in your area that have similar interests to you. You can chat with them and then go out for drinks, coffee or catch a movie. It’s perfect! Below are a few articles that were written up on the app and it’s new adventure!
I’ve already talked to so many cool people and I am definitely open to meeting and finding my new bestfriend! I even met another writer! We are going to meet up for a writing session! I’m so excited, haven’t done anything like that since I was back home!
Check it out for your area! Tell me if you have any luck! 🙂 So excited!
I am completely in love with this movie. I just…can’t! I cried, I laughed and I was even upset. I just had to share my thoughts! As I stated on my Twitter, if you liked The Notebook you would like this story. It shows the up and downs of a relationship. It shows the struggles of being with someone you love but potentially no longer liking them. Despite cancer rearing its ugly head, the family is able to laugh, enjoy, and find love again.
Whether you’re having a girls night, need a romantic movie to fill your soul or just want to FEEL something, this is the great movie for that. It actually took a long time for me to finally watch this movie. I kept seeing it on Netflix but I would just skip over it. Finally, I buckled down and watched it and it was a pleasant. Have the tissues prepared!
I did it!!!
I finally got the new book by Lynsay Sands, Runaway Vampire. I’m so excited. I started reading it last night and am already about 150 pages in. I am still going to be reading the other books that I’m planning to review I just…have…to…read…now!
Do you ever get that anxiety when you’re about to read a new book that you’ve waited so long for. It’s like…will it be good, will it be bad? FREAK OUT MODE!!!! I have, especially if I’ve read another book by the same author that I didnt like as much.
I love when the new book sneaks up on me though. I am not really fond of surprises (they embarrass me lol) but when I’m walking through the book store, Walmart or Publx and suddenly there, on the shelf, a new novel awaits. Yes!! As you can tell, finding new books makes me ecstatic and mushy! I wont give anything away but let’s say that I’m enjoying what I’ve read so far.
Sometimes I find that life takes a toll on me. My soul and heart feel downtrodden and I can’t climb out of the rut I’m in. It’s a never ending cycle of unexpected experiences, good or bad, that fill your existence with doubt, fear and excitement. While to some this is welcoming and new. It’s like with everyday that goes by you could be opening a new door to a fork in the road. To others it’s terrifying, like you never know when to hold on or when to let go. You never know if this is it; if this will be the day that every moment of planning, every night of staying up late or every sacrifice you made will begin circling the drain.
So….I do what any respectable woman would do and I climb down further, deep deep down, using my hands as claws and hooks to push me further into a book. I pull out some dusty novel that I enjoyed years ago, one that’s been pushed back and scrunched up and curl up to cry. Fortunately, though, this can happen at any time, for any reason. It doesn’t always start as something bad.
Sometimes, I have a long day…good…but long day in school, work, out paying bills or shopping for groceries. I just want to lay in bed, not do anything and read a good story. I don’t want to toot my own horn and say that I’m a fast reader or anything…I would just say that I’m a dedicated reader. As soon as I find something that I really love, from the first few pages, I sit down and stay rooted to the story. The edge of the bed, the toilet, cooking asparagus, running out to the car, checking the mail; anywhere is a good place to continue reading a book. I’ve, on many occasion, had to stop myself from walking into a pole, a person, into a hole or even a wall because I was too busy reading.
Now, yes, people like to hide the fact that they are avid readers (for some reason that is beyond me) but there are a lot of good reasons why we read. The following is a list of pros we get out of reading that I gleaned from a website that I cited at the bottom. I was looking for some of the pros just on my own and figured I’d share with my fellow readers. To go further in-depth check out that link!
- Mental Stimulation
- Stress Reduction
- Vocabulary Expansion (one of my favs!)
- Memory Improvement
- Stronger Analytical Thinking Skills
- Improved Focus and Concentration
- Better Writing Skills (another one of my favs!)
- Tranquility (umm…yes!)
- Free Entertainment (My fav!!)
winter-hebert, lana (n.d.) on LifeHack.org Retrieved from
10 Benefits; Why You Should Read Everyday
So I’ve decided that since I have enjoyed so many books over my lifetime that I cant go back and do reviews on them all (right now) I will every-so-often upload a blog with all the novels I’ve loved. This is really a long time coming. Every single novel that is uploaded here I have either fell in love with the series or with the book itself. You might find both as I wanted to point out the significance of some over others. I also threw in some novels that I read as a child or even in highschool so some of these might be a little funny to see amongst others.
If you see any novels that you also like, love and/or want to read leave me a comment! Also if you see any that you really, really, really want a review on I’ll dig them out of my closet of books, reread and review!
Hey, all! I just finished reading this next story on Wattpad. I think I am in love with this website. I have found that it makes it so easy to grab the next story and sink my teeth in. I will continue to pull stories from this website. I believe that outing these great stories and sharing them with the world will help cultivate this new authors and incourage them to keep writing! Go Iona!
Opening Hearts is an easy hearfelt story about taking risks, trusting others and self-sacrifice. This is a cute little story about the changes that can happen in life and the good things that come out of them. I would recommend this story if you are looking for something easy and laid back to read. If you’re looking for rainy day stories, this is definitely something to curl up with.
With few risque parts, the author joins a soft romance with a firey passion. It’s a story where love knows no bounds and despite the dangers of life and fear of the unkown there is always a bright side. The plot is well rounded and steady through the story. Check out this story at the link below to follow the story of Jessalyn and Sam.
P.S. It made me pretty upset to realize the story that I read on Wattpad was actually a duplicate of the original one written by another author. I guess I shouldn’t be too surprised as this does happen but gosh… Anyway, my review of this story still stands. I uploaded a link of the author’s page at the bottom.
Here’s the link to this story!
Ok…so yes. I’m addicted. It’s nothing like any drug that you’ve ever had or any drink you’ve ever tasted. It’s something you can feel and grasp and shake in your hands. The smell of the old flutters my heart and the new gives me the giggles. You can purely see in my face how excited I get each time a favorite author comes out on the shelves and I just “stumble” upon them.
I am addicted to books! I’m addicted to reading them, writing them, holding them and I even love it when I see other people reading. I guess that would mean a book review blog would be the perfect place to shout about my love and spread it to others! While walking through Walmart the other day I came across Runaway Vampire, the new Argeneau novel by Lynsay Sands. I, unforunately, wasn’t in a place where I could buy it but I will definitely be adding it to my collection of novels by the end of next week.
I wish that I could show you the large piles of books and large reusable bags of books that i have. I have a very large walk in closet and due to me not having a bookshelf, I cant really “walk in”. Back home, in my two bedroom apartment, I had two very large bookshelves that I used. When I moved to Florida I bagged everything I owned, put it in my car and drove like crazy. Sadly, my compact car couldn’t handle the bookshelves and I was forced to leave them behind.
I love buying new books. I used to go by this weird philosophy that I was going to read every book that I own. Aparently I never took into consideration that I buy books faster than I read them. I used to leave Barnes and Nobles with four to five books and sometimes more depending on the sale. Now, as I dive deeper into buying books from thrift stores, Targets, garage sales and more; there’s just no way I can keep up. Nevermind the amount of books that have been donated to me because coworkers or friends of friends have found out how much I love reading. (btw…if you ever want to get rid of books, I am willing to take them, whatever they are).
You could even say that….I’m addicted.
It seems to me that I have found more jewels in unedited and unplublished works on Wattpad than I initially thought. His Queen is definitely one of those hidden gems. Despite English not being the Author’s first language she has a flow to her writing that is unexpected. The story follows an interesting plot, one we’ve seen before but with an interesting twist.
I would say, maybe it was because I am a fast reader or possibly because I had time on my hands but it took me two days to finish this story. Every time I could I pulled up Wattpad and read this story despite having other unfinished novels to read. I would definitely recommend this story if you are looking to be introduced to something paranormal, romantic and fresh.
I also enjoyed her author notes in between the chapters (and sometimes in them). She is relatable and funny. Most of the time, if I see an author note I dont read it. I really just want to stay intuned to the story and not have to deal with whatever it is they are putting in between (snobbish I know…but I dont like to be interrupted when I read) but after the first one I read each insert.
I’m currently looking for new novels and new paranormal stories, I was definitely not disappointed by this story and will be checking out any other uploaded stories by this author.
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