Wednesday, May 14, 2014

I Don't Dance

"I'll never settle down
That's what I always thought
I was that kind of man 
Just ask anyone
I don't dance"


I have been listening to this song non-stop for the last two days.  Makes you want to fall in love and get married, doesn't it?


Tuesday, May 13, 2014

The Sunshine Award

Thank you so much, Madeline for nominating me in the Sunshine Award!

* Thank the person who nominated you and link to their blog.
* Answer the questions they asked you.
* Nominate other bloggers.
* Give them a list of questions.
* Let them know that they have been nominated.
* The Sunshine Award button must be on your blog post.

Madeline's Questions:

What story are you currently writing?
Answer:  I consider it to be more than just a story because I've always had the same vision of it in my head.  My dream is to turn it into a published series one day.  As to the actual story, I'm not ready to reveal it to the world yet so you'll have to wait a little longer ;) But I will tell you that it's about a seventeen year old girl named Alexandra. 

Favorite music at the moment?
Answer:  Well, One Direction of course!  No, but actually I've been really into deep emotional music, lately.  I find it very inspirational.

Type of tea?
Answer:  I've always disliked tea but recently, my mom found a peppermint tea and it's not too bad.  I'm kind of addicted to it to be honest.

If somebody offered to buy you a plane ticket to wherever you wanted to go, where would you choose?
Answer:  Since there are far too many places I want to visit in the world, I pick Hogwarts.  I mean it's possible, right?

Are you a neat and tidy or messy and disorganized person?
Answer:  I'm messy but organized.  Ya, I'm strange. ;)

Favorite Disney Princess?
Answer:  Ever since I was a little girl, I've always loved Belle. <3

If you could bring back a dead fictional character, who would it be?
Answer:  NO! I was hoping this question would never come! *goes into deep thought for several minutes*
(For those who have not read TFIOS and Divergent, move on.  For those who have, drag your mouse over the black "box".)

Augustus or Tris? AH, THIS IS KILLING ME!  *ten minutes later*  I'm going to have to choose Tris just because I still don't understand why she had to die.  I think I can somewhat accept Augustus's death just because Hazal, most likely, died from her cancer shortly after Augustus so I'm sure they're both happily together in heaven.

The One or City of Heavenly Fire?
Answer:  City of Heavenly Fire!!!  The end of the month can't get here fast enough!  Who will survive?
  I haven't gotten around to reading The Selection YET...  : P 

You have to destroy all your books but one.  Which one is it?
Answer:  I'm going to be honest here.  Madeline, you sure do know how to torture a reading-addict.  I would save...TFIOS! I love it too much.  Destroying it would be the death of me.

Which book would you want to live in? 
Answer:  I could see myself in any of The Mortal Instruments books.  I mean ya, it would be creepy with all the demons but if I grew up with training as a Shadowhunter, it wouldn't be all that bad.  I mean, Idris sounds pretty awesome.

I Nominate:

Lila from Creative Thinking
Mackenzie from think. eat. write. read.
Lizzie from Castle in the Air
And to make it fun, the first person to comment "I volunteer as tribute!" on this post.

My Questions:

Do you have a role model? If so, who? 

When you get married someday, would you want a small or large family?

Are you going to make a summer bucket list this year?

Earth or the story world you've written and created in your head?

What do you want to do and achieve in your life?

Fair or an amusement park?

Are you adventurous?

How tall are you?

Favorite store to shop at?

Tobias Eaton,  Jace Wayland,  Edward Cullen, Peeta Mellark, or Augustus Waters?  You must marry one, cliff (kill) one, kiss one, one must be your child, and one must be your best friend.  Now choose!  (And if you haven't heard of these characters, 'Do you wear makeup?  If so, what kind?')

     Well those were kind of random, Sarah.  Yes, I know.

     Thank you again, Madeline for tagging me!  I really enjoyed answering your question (even though some of them I really struggled with...it's okay.  I forgive you!) 


Monday, May 12, 2014

To-Be-Read Jar

     I don't know about you, but my TBR (To Be Read) book list is HUGE.  Being the booklion that I am, I want to read and get my hands on every good book out there.  There's just one problem: I never know what book or series to start reading next because I'm equally excited to read all of them.  But don't worry, there's a solution!  I'd like to introduce you to the TBR Jar!

Items needed:

  • A jar with or without a lid 
  • Paper
  • Scissors 
  • Pen
  • Glitter (optional)
  • A Goodreads account or a list of books you want to read
Step One:  With the scissors, cut your piece of paper into slivers about a half an inch wide each.  
Step Two:  With your pen, on each slip of paper write the name and author of a book you want to read.  (For a series, only write the first book in the series.) 
Step Three:  When finished writing the slips of paper, place them in the jar.  You can fold them, turn them into little oragami stars, or not fold them, etc. 
Step Four (optional):  Sprinkle glitter into the jar.

     Now every time you want to read a new book, just stick your hand into your TBR jar and grab a single slip inside, read it, and TA DA! You know what book to read next!  It's pretty genius if you ask me...