What I’ve Been Doing During Quarantine

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I thought I’d make this post to give people who are struggling to fill their time during this quarantine period some ideas. I’d like to preface this post by saying that I am a college student on summer vacation, meaning that I have a lot of time on my hands. I am not an essential worker, so I’m doing my part by staying inside and social distancing as much as possible. I know that there are people who have jobs, and don’t have the free time that I do. But if you do find yourself with some time on your hands and having no idea what to do with it, maybe some of these things will inspire you.

[Author’s note: I’m new to this whole block editor thing, so if things look wonky, I apologize in advanced. I’m still learning how to use this new version of editor.]

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First Impressions: Kindle Paperwhite

About a month ago, I asked the internet about their opinion on Kindles (because I was thinking about getting one), and the general consensus was that they provide an amazing reading experience without the hassle of a physical book. When I asked if I should get one, the answer was a resounding YES.

So… I got one.

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And I’ve had it for a couple weeks now, and I thought I should compile my thoughts as a first-time e-reader user.

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I need your help: Kindles!

I’m probably going to delete this later, but I’ve been thinking about getting a Kindle e-reader for quite some time now. I used to have a tablet that I read all my ebooks on but now that I don’t have it anymore, I was thinking about investing in an e-reader since that was basically all I ever used to tablet for anyways.

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Currently I’m reading all my ebooks on my laptop, which can become a hassle at night because I love to lay down on my bed and read, and holding a laptop above my face is… well… very dangerous. I haven’t dropped my laptop on my face yet, but I don’t want to find out how it feels when a brick of metal hits my nose. Yeah… no thank you.

I only know one person who owns a Kindle (I don’t know too many people in my town who love to read in general) and she said I should invest in an e-reader. However, I wanted more people’s thoughts and opinions before I put down $100 or so for a Kindle.

That being said, I have a question for you:

If you own a Kindle, which model do you own and
do you think it’s worth it? Why or why not?

If you own a different e-reader, which one do
you own and what are your thoughts about it?

Please let me know about your thoughts in the comments because I could really use your help!

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Until next time….

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Rip It or Ship It – Marvel Edition

Valentine’s Day today, and whether or not you believe in celebrating it, it’s always fun to do a game of rip it or ship it. Recently, I’ve been absolutely obsessed with Marvel. I’ve always been a big fan, but they’ve really been killing the game (and their characters… still a bit salty not going to lie) recently. I decided in the spirit of love and romance to rip and ship some of my favorite characters.

I made a numbered list of all the Marvel movie characters I could think of (I have to admit, I can’t remember a lot of the minor characters but I tried my best), and used a random number generator to make a pair to rip or ship. Got it? Okey dokey.

(Author’s note: I was going to put a Loki doki .gif here but my laptop is giving me troubles right now with .gifs so let’s just pretend that it’s here.)

Let’s get started!

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Make an assumption about me

There’s this recent trend on Instagram that I wanted to try out where people ask their followers to make an assumption about them and they tell them whether or not they assumed correctly. It seems like a lot of fun, so here I am…

… asking you (yes you, reader) to make an assumption about me.

It can be about anything. Bookish, non-bookish, if I’m truly the unicorn in my profile picture, etc. Make multiple assumptions if you want to. Go wild.

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I will probably make a post with all your assumptions and my answers in the near future.

Thanks in advanced!

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Absence

Hey guys. Sorry for the absence lately. I’ve been dealing with my poor physical health (what’s new) and higher-than-normal level of anxiety for the past two months. (I’ve had more panic attacks this month alone than I have the past year.) I swear I’m still here. I’m just focusing on bettering my mental health a bit before I can get back into the swing of things. I will still be posting (hopefully) but it will be more sporadic. Thanks for understanding. ❤

Paranormal Discussion: Zombies Edition

I know this isn’t one of my typical bookish post, but zombies often show up in media so I think this topic will be okay.

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I love to read fictional stories, and that also includes books with paranormal creatures. Just the other night, I was thinking about the movie World War Z and how it was unusual to see zombies move quickly rather than your stereotypical slow zombies. (Author’s note: I have never watched World War Z, but I watched the Everything Wrong With video over it and that’s what got me thinking.) I was working on some essays I needed to write for an application when the question suddenly struck me:

Would you rather face one fast but dumb zombie or a group (let’s say five) of slow but smart zombies in a post-apocalyptic setting?

And so the discussion begins.

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Milestone Q&A!

A QUICK APOLOGY:

I’m so sorry for dropping off the face of this earth for about a month!

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I’ve been super sick and super busy, which reduced my body and brain into mush. Now I’m much better and finished most of the things I need to get done. I just have a couple more tests this week and I’ll be free for a while. That being said…

THANK YOU FOR BEING SUPER PATIENT WITH ME!

A month ago (yeah… sorry about that), I had a post asking people to ask me questions. Basically, I wanted to do a Q&A in celebration of hitting 1000 followers on this blog.

Let’s get going!

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1000+ Followers – Ask Me Questions!

Alright. Okay. What? Okay. No, I’m not freaking out. You are.

Okay, I’m definitely freaking out. About a month ago I hit the 1000 followers milestone.

To be honest, when I first started I never thought I’d get any followers, let alone 1000. It’s freaky to think that 1000 actual people are genuinely interested in this blog. I know this is super cheesy, but thank you for your support! Yes, you! You don’t even need to be a follower. Someone taking the time out of their day to read my posts alone is enough, and I can’t thank you enough for letting me be able to talk about my passion! ❤

It seems like a good time to do a Q&A, and I can’t have that without some questions so I would love for you to ask me as many as you want in the comments (bookish or non-bookish, I’m not picky). I’ll make another post with my answers (hopefully) sometime next week.

Once again, thank you so much for everyone’s support!

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Until next time….

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