Spotlight Saturday #1: January 30, 2016


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Hey everyone! Spotlight Saturday is a weekly meme hosted by Josie at Josie’s Book Corner , which is dedicated to spotlighting and pinpointing some of the activities over the week that has caught anyone’s attention or things we loved during that week.

Hello everyone! This is the very first time I had participated in Josie’s Spotlight Saturday meme and I’m excited to give this meme a whirl!  Everything is going fine so far, although I’m still looking for another job that would pay off my ever growing debt in student loans.  Wish me luck in finding a new job!

slide11And the blogger who is spotlighted this week is…Yvo @ It’s All About Books!  I just love her blog and the fact that she keeps posting up reviews of some marvelous books she’s read during the week and also comments to everyone (including me) just made her stand out this week!

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East of the Sun West of the Moon by D.J. MacHale

East of the Sun West of the Moon  (1991)

This beautiful Scandinavian tale about a young woman who treks across the dangerous land that lies east of the sun, west of the moon to find her beloved prince who has been cursed by an evil troll queen has earned the honor of being the book of the week!  Max Von Sydow’s haunting narration, Vivienne Flesher’s gorgeous artwork and Lyle Mays’ uplifting music are an added bonus to this book!

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Does watching the complete first season of The Flash counts?  I honestly just love that show and the way the stories are unfolding and all the characters are greatly portrayed just made my week a better time!

Well, that’s all for my week of Spotlight Saturday!

What were your spotlights for this week?

Siblinghood of World Bloggers Award


Hey everyone!  I just got nominated for the Siblinghood of the World Bloggers Award by Zezee with Books!  I would like to thank her for this nomination!  Now, onto the award questions!
The rules:
  1. Thank the person who nominated you and link back to their blog
  2. Put the award logo on your blog.
  3. Answer the 10 questions sent to you.
  4. Make up 10 new questions for your nominees to answer.
  5. Nominate 10 blogs.
My questions:
  1. That question about favorite songs made me happy. What song do you love dancing to?

The song I always love dancing to is the Cha Cha Slide by DJ Casper!

2. Speaking of dancing, what’s your favorite holiday?

My favorite holiday is Christmas!

 

3. Holidays often means food so what’s your favorite holiday dish?

I love eating Turkey and Cheesecake!

4. Dish rhymes with fish but this question is unrelated to that. Do you like to wear hats?

Sometimes I like to wear a straw hat on hot days.

5. Unfortunately it’s snowing outside. Do you like that crunchy noise snow makes when you walk on it?

Oh yeah!  It just makes the snow even more enjoyable!

6. 99 is such an odd number. What’s the oddest thing to have recently come to your attention?

Nothing really.

7. Oh! What TV shows are you into these days?

I like to watch Arrow, The Flash, Adventure Time and Steven Universe!

8. You ever wondered why the world looks softer while it snows?

Not really. I just kind of enjoy the weather while it’s there.

9. Is it just me, or does the rustling of leaves in a summer breeze remind you of the ocean?

Actually, it does remind me a bit of the ocean.

10. I know, I know. Weird questions but I’m no good at these. Well, here’s the last: Suppose a crazy god damned you to run in circles around a really happy dolphin for all eternity, how would you break out the loop? You have a shoe, a bat, and a red M&M at your disposal. Every 5 minutes the god sneaks up on you and say Boo! Anything is possible.

I could feed the god some M& Ms to satisfy its hunger!

My Questions:

  1. What’s your favorite book genre? Fantasy? Horror? Comedy? Science Fiction?
  2. What’s your most favorite book or books?
  3. What’s your least favorite book or books?
  4. What was the scariest book you’ve read?
  5. What book do you want to see as a movie?
  6. What was the worst movie adaptation of your favorite book?
  7. What movies are you looking forward to in 2016?
  8. What TV shows are you looking forward to in 2016?
  9. What job do you wish you were working at?
  10. Where is your favorite place to read?

Nominees:

  1. Cristina @ My Tiny Obsessions
  2. Jess @ J. Belk Books
  3. Safa @ Books Over People
  4. Syc @ The Lit Mermaid
  5. Shealea @That Bookshelf Bitch
  6. Veda @ Bookzillian Society
  7. Parneet @ The Enchanted Book
  8. Michelle @ The Writing Hufflepuff
  9. Anna @ My Bookish Dream
  10. Giselle@ Hardwork Boulevard

Commenting 365 Challenge Update #2


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I’ll be updating this challenge every few weeks or so to see how well I’m doing!  Here’s the second update:

Blogs Visited and Commented on:

  1. Chrissi Reads : 1/8/2016
  2. It’s All About Books: 1/8/2016
  3. Thoughts and Afterthoughts: 1/11/2016
  4. Jasmine Pearl Reads: 1/11/2016
  5. My Tiny Obsessions: 1/11/2016
  6. J. Belk Books: 1/11/2016
  7. Reading with Jenna: 1/11/2016
  8. Xing Sings: 1/11/2016
  9. Blue Jay Books: 1/11/2016
  10. One Way or an Author: 1/11/2016
  11. The Sassy Book Geek: 1/11/2016
  12. Book Enthral: 1/11/2016
  13. Book Snacks: 1/11/2016
  14. Brooke’s Books: 1/11/2016
  15. Josie’s Book Corner: 1/11/2016
  16. Girl of 1000 Wonders: 1/11/2016
  17. Amidst the Pages: 1/11/2016
  18. Drizzle and Hurricane Books: 1/11/2016
  19. Falling Down the Book Hole: 1/11/2016
  20. Out of the Books 89: 1/11/2016
  21. The Bibliosanctum: 1/11/2016
  22. The Girl Who Read Too Much: 1/12/2016
  23. The Lit Mermaid: 1/12/2016
  24. In Libris Veritas: 1/12/2016
  25. Book Coma Blog: 1/12/2016
  26. Pages and Tea: 1/12/2016
  27. Brandie is a book Junkie: 1/12/2016
  28. Confessions of a Book Geek: 1/12/2016
  29. Deadly Darlings: 1/12/2016
  30. Forwards and Bookwords: 1/13/2016
  31. Hit or Miss Books: 1/14/2016
  32. Whimsy Journals: 1/14/2016
  33. Beatrice Learns to Read: 1/14/2016
  34. Stephanie’s Book Reviews: 1/14/2016
  35. Love Thy Shelf: 1/14/2016
  36. Journal of a Bibliophile: 1/14/2016
  37. Between the Pages: 1/14/2016
  38. Danni Mae: 1/14/2016
  39. Warisha Reads: 1/14/2016
  40. Daydreaming Books: 1/14/2016
  41. Perfection in Books: 1/14/2016
  42. Bookzillan Society: 1/17/2016
  43. Alyssa Is Reading: 1/17/2016
  44. The Writing Hufflepuff: 1/17/2016
  45. Let’s Gab About Books: 1/17/2016
  46. Fiery Reads: 1/17/2016
  47. Book Stacks Amber: 1/17/2016
  48. Hardwork Boulevard: 1/18/2016
  49. The Bookish Khaleesi: 1/18/2016
  50. Read By Nicka: 1/18/2016
  51. The Ultimate Fangirl: 1/18/2016
  52. Fiddler Blue: 1/18/2016
  53. Zezee with Books: 1/18/2016
  54. A Frolic Through Fiction: 1/18/2016
  55. Geek Apprentice: 1/18/2016
  56. Book Blogging with Ricah: 1/18/2016
  57. Lekeisha the Booknerd: 1/18/2016
  58. Book Minx Reads: 1/18/2016
  59. Ceres Books World: 1/18/2016

Commenting 365 Challenge Update #1


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I’ll be updating this challenge every few weeks or so to see how well I’m doing!  Here’s the first update:

Blogs Visited and Commented on:

  1. Chrissi Reads : 1/8/2016
  2. It’s All About Books: 1/8/2016
  3. Thoughts and Afterthoughts: 1/11/2016
  4. Jasmine Pearl Reads: 1/11/2016
  5. My Tiny Obsessions: 1/11/2016
  6. J. Belk Books: 1/11/2016
  7. Reading with Jenna: 1/11/2016
  8. Xing Sings: 1/11/2016
  9. Blue Jay Books: 1/11/2016
  10. One Way or an Author: 1/11/2016
  11. The Sassy Book Geek: 1/11/2016
  12. Book Enthral: 1/11/2016
  13. Book Snacks: 1/11/2016
  14. Brooke’s Books: 1/11/2016
  15. Josie’s Book Corner: 1/11/2016
  16. Girl of 1000 Wonders: 1/11/2016
  17. Amidst the Pages: 1/11/2016
  18. Drizzle and Hurricane Books: 1/11/2016
  19. Falling Down the Book Hole: 1/11/2016
  20. Out of the Books 89: 1/11/2016
  21. The Bibliosanctum: 1/11/2016
  22. The Girl Who Read Too Much: 1/12/2016
  23. In Libris Veritas: 1/12/2016
  24. Book Coma Blog: 1/12/2016
  25. Pages and Tea: 1/12/2016
  26. Brandie is a book Junkie: 1/12/2016
  27. Confessions of a Book Geek: 1/12/2016
  28. Deadly Darlings: 1/12/2016
  29. Forwards and Bookwords: 1/13/2016
  30. Hit or Miss Books: 1/14/2016
  31. Whimsy Journals: 1/14/2016
  32. Beatrice Learns to Read: 1/14/2016
  33. Stephanie’s Book Reviews: 1/14/2016
  34. Love Thy Shelf: 1/14/2016
  35. Journal of a Bibliophile: 1/14/2016

Commenting 365 Challenge!


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I just found this really interesting challenge from Read Write Love 28 and I thought that I should give it a try!  I’ve mentioned that one of my major goals this year was to comment on as many blogs as I can and this challenge is just perfect to accomplish that goal!  So here are some rules to this challenge:

RULES:

  • Visit and comment on 365 blogs!

I’ll be keeping up my tabs on this challenge on this post, so hopefully I’ll be able to visit and comment on some fantastic book blogs this year!

So, are you participating in this challenge? Please let me know!

Blogs Visited and Commented on:

  1. Chrissi Reads : 1/8/2016
  2. It’s All About Books: 1/8/2016
  3. Thoughts and Afterthoughts: 1/11/2016
  4. Jasmine Pearl Reads: 1/11/2016
  5. My Tiny Obsessions: 1/11/2016
  6. J. Belk Books: 1/11/2016
  7. Reading with Jenna: 1/11/2016
  8. Xing Sings: 1/11/2016
  9. Blue Jay Books: 1/11/2016
  10. One Way or an Author: 1/11/2016
  11. The Sassy Book Geek: 1/11/2016
  12. Book Enthral: 1/11/2016
  13. Book Snacks: 1/11/2016
  14. Brooke’s Books: 1/11/2016
  15. Josie’s Book Corner: 1/11/2016
  16. Girl of 1000 Wonders: 1/11/2016
  17. Amidst the Pages: 1/11/2016
  18. Drizzle and Hurricane Books: 1/11/2016
  19. Falling Down the Book Hole: 1/11/2016
  20. Out of the Books 89: 1/11/2016
  21. The Bibliosanctum: 1/11/2016

Book Discussions: What are your Bookish Goals for 2016?


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Hello everyone! Welcome to another Bookish Discussions!  Today’s discussion is going to be on “What are your Bookish Goals for 2016?”

For me, I have a lot of goals to complete this year and here they are:

  1. Read up to 100 books: This was a task that I wasn’t able to complete last year, so this year I will try to read up to 100 books for my challenge!
  2. Complete at least 3 challenges this year:  I was only able to complete one challenge last year so I will try to complete at least 3 challenges this year!
  3. Comment on more blogs: I’ve often have trouble commenting on other blogs, so I’m going to try and comment on more blogs this year!
  4. Follow more book blogs: There are so many good book blogs out there that I want to follow, so I’ll try to search out more blogs for this year!

So, what are your bookish goals for 2016? Please feel free to respond!