Monday, December 8, 2014

Have you seen this awesome short film?

If you've watched the Lizzie Bennet Diaries, you'll immediately recognize the actress who played Lydia, Lizzie's fun-loving and (initially) boy crazy sister. I SHIP IT is a great film and I don't think I can explain its awesomeness but now that it's about frienship, breaks ups and awesome HP wizard rock! Definitely worth a watch, so sit back and enjoy :) 

Monday, December 1, 2014

Monthly Wrap-Up: November 2014

November 2014: A weird, stressful month where I barely read but I did have a few good moments.

I won't even begin to list all the stress-inducing events that occurred in November but what topped my list was my massive tooth pain which ended up becoming an emergency root canal. Yeah. Fun times. Couple that with my growing lack of interest in reading and well... November was not very productive for blogging. BUT I did manage to read one book!

And it was Anya's Ghost, a YA graphic novel that I really liked

Snapshot of November: 

Next Month's Reads: 

I haven't the faintest idea, to be honest. But we'll see what strikes my fancy.

What's going on with me: 
  • It's official, I've fallen into the vortex of fanfiction but I can't say I'm not happy. I LOVE the stories I've been reading and I'm late to the dramione party but better late than never!!!
  • I'm actually happy that November is over. My birthday came and went without any fanfare and idk, it was just very blah this time around. My coworkers were adorable and actually surprised me with a cake and a card signed by everybody though so that perked me up! :D
  • December is here and so is the Christmas cheer!!! I've been much more festive for the holidays in 2014 and Christmas is no exception. Happy to report that my Christmas shopping is done! Now I need to prepare the presents ^_^
  • I have to visit the dentist again to continue my treatment for my teeth...but I am more than ok with this. The dentist I was recommended is great and has an angel hand. 
  • I signed up for my classes for spring 2015. Yay! Now I need to see how I'm going to pay for these! :P

So tell me friends, how was your November? And how is your December starting off? 

Wednesday, November 26, 2014

Things I'm grateful for

I hate mentioning this over and over but not posting on my blog makes me cranky because it shows that I'm not reading. I still don't have much to report on books as of now. However, I still want to post SOMEthing so I'll take this moment to write about all the things I'm grateful for since Thanksgiving is tomorrow!

1) First and foremost, my health. 2014 has been a series of eye-opening moments for me and one thing I realized was that I haven't been taking care of myself properly. I've been trying to break a lot bad habits (like eating too many carbs and not balancing that with enough protein, having a terrible sleeping schedule, etc.) and so far it hasn't been a picnic but I'm getting there. I've been making my mental and physical health a priority and I can't tell you how much better I feel now. 

2) My home. I can curse mother nature for dropping so many leaves on my lawn but you know what? There are many people in this world who don't have a roof over their heads or food or water. I am blessed that every day I can come home to a place where I feel safe, a room to call my own and a kitchen filled with food. Which brings me to...

3) Food. Here in the U.S. Thanksgiving is known as a time for family and friends to come together to celebrate the good things and to eat. Again, I can't say how thankful I am to know that I can put food in my belly and up to this point in my life, I haven't known what it feels like to starve. *crosses fingers* 

4) My education. The fact that I have an education and that I can read and write at this moment is a wondrous thing. And in two languages no less. Going to school isn't for everybody but at the very least you can learn basic life skills and gain knowledge. Knowledge is something that no one can take from you.

5) My workplace.  I've been working at a library and I have to say, I think it's one of the best places on earth. Not because a library itself is amazing but because my coworkers are all fabulous people who have created such a welcoming atmosphere and because despite the fact that I'm still the new kid, they treat me very well. I honestly cannot complain about going to work. How can I, when I always have a smile on my face there? 

6) My loved ones. I don't want to categorize between family or friends because the only difference to me is that some people are blood related and some are not. But blood doesn't guarantee bonds, experiences do. I'm grateful to have such lovely human (and furry*) beings in my life that radiate kindness and good vibes. I love you all. 

7) Books. My goodness, what kind of bookworm would I be if I didn't include books on this list? My relationship with books and reading continues to evolve over time but what remains constant is the joy that I feel whenever I pick up a book and am able to lose myself in a story and its characters. Books are a staple in my life, a necessity just like food and water and I wouldn't have it any other way. 

I'm sure I'm missing a bunch of other things from this list but these seven are the big ones for me. What are you thankful for?

*My puppy makes me laugh and smile every day. How can I not include him?! ♥ 

Sunday, November 23, 2014

Sunday Five

Dropping in with a quick update about life!

1) Um, how is it already time for Thanksgiving? Why is 2014 barreling towards a fast ending? lol.

2) So, so happy that I can eat without crying! To make a long story short, I've had horrible pain in my tooth but thanks to a visit to the dentist (and unfortunately a root canal*), I'm doing MUCH better.

3) Yesterday was my puppy Toni's birthday! He is now officially two years of age. ♥

4) I plan on some point. I'm in a weird reading mood if it isn't already obvious.

5) I'm officially obsessed with Thrift Books. Have you heard of the website? It's amazeballs. I also tried ordering something from Book Outlet and I have to say, my first purchase from them came in a timely fashion and the book was perfect! :D

So how is everyone else's November panning out? Any NaNoWriMo peeps out there? :D

*I thought it was wisdom tooth pain but it ended up being way worse. Ugh.