School is around the corner, and that means new classes and new people to meet. Comparing my schedule with all my friends, it turns out that I don’t have any classes with them. That means I’ll be needing to make some new friends to get through this school year. As an introvert, at the beginning of the school year, I have some people that I have a friend crush on. Then that got me thinking what it would be like if I were friends with fictional characters.
This list does not limit itself to just book characters. It also includes TV show and movie characters.
Do you ever have those instances where you’re reading a book and a character is really enjoying some food and you feel kind of jealous? And then while you’re reading about food, you get hungry but all you want is that food that the character is eating? Yeah, it happens to me all the time.
Also, I just really love food. I mean, who doesn’t? Especially bread. I know it’s super bad for you if you eat too much of it but I love the fluffiness and smell and-
Okay I’ll stop. I’m getting hungry.
July has started, which means that we are in the second half of 2017. I totally forgot about this tag until I saw it pop up in several blogs. Since I had nothing better to do with my life at the moment, I decided to do it again this year. You can check out my take on this tag from 2016 here.
This tag was created by Read Like Wildfire and Elyjayne. Make sure to watch their videos and give them some love!
I saw this tag on Anna’s blog (My Bookish Dream) and wanted to give it a try because I love dim sum. It’s been forever since I’ve eaten them, but man, they are delicious! If you haven’t tried them before, I highly encourage you find a place that sells them because you won’t be disappointed.
This tag was created by Joey @ Thoughts and Afterthoughts and Jenna @ Reading with Jenna. Dim sum is a style of Chinese cuisine whereby food is served in small (tapas-like) portions and is common during yum cha (which literally means: drinking tea). This tag is inspired by good company and good eats.
Here are some rules to devour this tag:
- Thank the blogger who nominated you, linking back to their site
- Devour dim sum and answer the tag questions
- Tag five others to join your round table for some dim sum fun
- Food coma
Recently I watched a Vlogbrother video (go Nerdfighteria!) that the Hank half of the Green brothers made. It’s called Things That You Just Might Love. He talked about how people who have attention and money use that attention and money to gain more attention and money (he explains it better than I do), and how he wanted to divert some of that attention to the things he loves.
And I wanted to do the same.
By no means am I famous or making money off of this blog, but I did want to share some of the things I loved because why not?
Also, I haven’t been posting that frequently on this blog because school (and writer’s block >.< ) are taking up a lot of my time. I wanted to use some of your extra attention and put them to places and things that I love.
I didn’t get as many books as I normally do, which is good. I’m trying to cut down the number of physical books I buy and slowly convert to ebooks because they’re cheaper and easier to carry around.
So, I went to the North Texas Teen Book Festival for the first time Saturday and I have to admit, it was pretty exciting. The only other book festival I went to before was the Texas Teen Book Festival and that didn’t hold a spark compared to this one. I thought that the NTTBF was going to be a bit smaller in scale because it only covered a small portion of Texas, but surprisingly the turnout was big. The convention center that it took place in was PACKED. I had never seen so many people in one place just for books.
Is it just me or did this year go by really quickly? I didn’t get much reading in compared to last year, but it still was a good reading year. I read a lot of books that I enjoyed and found some new favorites. I can’t say that I adventured far away from the fantasy genre, however. I still need to work on expanding my horizons. Only two out of the top ten books of 2016 are not fantasy/sci-fi. I read a bit more than just two non-fantasy novels this year, but my list clearly shows that I read mainly fantasy. Who’s surprised? No one? Yeah, me neither.
Hopefully I’ll find more books to read next year that aren’t fantasy, but old habits die hard.
Title: Empire of Storms
Series: Throne of Glass, #5
Author: Sarah J. Maas
My Rating: 5 / 5
WARNING: There are spoilers in this review.
I wrote a spoiler-free section, but there are spoilers of the past Throne of Glass books in it. I also wrote a spoiler-filled section for those who want to fangirl with me. Please keep the comment section spoiler-free for our friends who aren’t up-to-date with the series yet. Thanks! ❤
I have to admit, out of all the months I’ve been blogging, I’ve been the least active this month. With so much going on, I barely had time to read or blog. Now that this crazy month is finally over, I’ll *hopefully* have a little bit more free time to do the things I love.