I’m going to be super honest with you guys: I suck at accepting rejections. Most people know me as someone who doesn’t get phased very often. My natural state of emotion is indifference. You’d think that I would be good at taking rejection, but personally speaking, I definitely am not. I might have the outward appearance of aloofness, but I tend to take things pretty personally… even if there’s nothing personal about the rejection.
With staying indoors more often, I have become very introspective, and I thought I’d talk about my take on rejection in a bookish context.
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.]
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.
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.
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.
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!
Until next time….
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!
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.
I will probably make a post with all your assumptions and my answers in the near future.
Thanks in advanced!
Until next time….
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. ❤
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.
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.
A QUICK APOLOGY:
I’m so sorry for dropping off the face of this earth for about a month!
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!
I’ll be back soon. The world has handed me a buttload of things to get finished in a short period of time so I haven’t had time to myself these past two weeks. Thanks for being so patient with me ❤