And here we are once again. It´s great to have everyone back for another bookish meme parade. This time we´re Team – Reader.
A friend once said readers don´t really have problems. Well, guess what? We have more than you´d think. Granted – We´re dealing with first world issues… But, they´re still issues, ya know? Things that frustrate us, annoy us and even things that make our blood boil.. Those are OUR issues.
Alas! We shall begin with 10 Bookish Memes That Hit Close To Home…
#1 Rational Investment
Although, you won´t see me saying anything out loud when standing in front of a $25 book. I´d just wordlessly let a tear roll down my cheek and hope someone will have pity and buy me the damn book.
#2 The Science Behind Our Relationship With Books
This explains E.V.E.R.Y.T.H.I.N.G.
#3 A Book Addicts Life
4. How I´m going to finish the books I started months ago
5. Thinking about starting a new book
#4 It´s The Movement That Counts
We give our brains a good workout. That should be enough.
#5 Life Goals
I definitely see myself on a remote island with an unlimited supply of cocktails and books. That will also be the day when my reviews will be a simple ” Fuck yeah” or “Fuck no”.
#6 It´s All About Priorities
#7 The Ugliest Face Of Our Book Universe
Bah. I hate, HATE books with the movie version cover. * Storming off to get a much-needed bottle of rosé*
#8 Our Empty Threats
That´s what we do. We´re so passionate about our books that we even threaten no one in particular while reading. The words just come out of our mouths. It´s not our fault.
#9 Our Determination Is Limitless
I seriously don´t know why people keep doubting us when it comes to wanting to finish a book. We said we would, right?
# 10 The Good Ol´ Cliffy
This is actual footage of me when I encounter a cliffhanger. Even the dialogue is spot on.
That´s a wrap for today. I hope you enjoyed the 10 Bookish Memes That Hit Close To Home.
Which one is your favorite? Which one can you relate to? Leave a comment below. ❤
Greetings, my lovely bookish Padawans. Welcome back to yet another glorious Mug Monday.
As you might have guessed from the title of this post, there won´t be a mug feature today. Why? Because I seriously can´t be bothered.
The reason for this is – The excruciating high temperatures and unwanted sweating.
I kid you not- I´ve reduced my movements to a minimum and I still have sweat on my eyelids. Is this normal? For countries without air conditioning – sure. With temps reaching close to 35 degrees I feel like I´m being prepared for my future trip to Hell.
A little useless fun fact about myself: I don´t like to sweat. You´re welcome.
As for bookish news: There aren´t any. No reading updates or anything else I can offer you. Just an update on my current water intake. 3 liters a day, including the occasional glass of ginger ale or coke. I´ll still humor you, though, with a glass I prefer to use when not drinking hot chocolate.
Here´s another fun fact: I´m not only an avid coke drinker I also collect coca – cola drinking glasses. Yup, I´m one of those people. My obsession started when I was a teenager and it has stuck with me ever since. From pink to purple to red and gold… I have ´em all. And today I´m using the turquoise glass.
If you´re curious to know what´s hanging on the wall in the background… I can explain.
It´s a mega-sized post – it / sticky label for my youngest daughter, Lillian. Since she´s having difficulties with maths ( and the teachers can´t seem to find time or energy in their busy schedules to help my kid ) I´ve taken matters in my own hands. What you see is a small portion of what´s actually hanging on almost every wall of my house. From metric units to small multiplication, double-digit addition, and subtraction and estimations- things she has to know at age 8, it´s hanging on my walls. So, what we´re doing at home is, aside from the regular homework ( which she has difficulty understanding without the basic knowledge ) we´re teaching her the basics starting from the very bottom. She´s the type of person who learns visually best, meaning: She has to see to understand or else she´ll have a hard time. It´s not a disability. It´s just a struggle.
For example: Telling her 1 meter is 100 cm won´t stick. Showing her what 1 meter is and how that can be converted into 100 cm by giving her examples / finding 1-meter objects will give her a sense of the measurement.
A bug can be a cm. A car is measured in meters. Distance in km. The table is likely 1 meter high. The door frame most likely 2 meters tall, etc. If you line up 100 bugs you have a meter. So, yeah… That´s that. Now you´ve got a small take on what life is like for a book blogger offline. Add all the school meetings, school fests ( and the elementary school my kid goes to loves to throw parties for everything ) you can say we´re a busy bunch. Why am I doing this when there are teachers who are capable of teaching my kid? Well, with today´s teaching speed it´s hard for some children to keep up. Mine can´t keep up.
Okay, I´m going to stop right here before I bore you any further.
I guess that´s it for today. It´s time to step away from the heater I call laptop and take another refreshing shower.
Until next week ❤
Enjoy your Monday. Feel hugged. Share the book love!
Ladies and gentlemen, welcome to another fascinating Spam Box Treasure moment. THE place to read quirky and ridiculous comments sent in bulks to yours truly.
Why I bother with spam, you ask? Reading spam comments is a guilty pleasure of mine. I get a kick out of reading nonsense. So much so that I feel the need to share the crap I get sent. These make my day. I hope they make your day as well. ❤
#1 Me, either. Sorry I can´t help.
#2 It´s only spam. Calm your horses, babe.
#3 Naaaw <3, Thank y… Hold on a minute! You saying I ain´t popular?
#4 Yes, money and boyfriends- Two things that usually don´t work together.
#5 I told you to stop drinking that heavy shit, didn´t I?
We´ve been through this before: I can´t play the piano. I can´t even sing. I also sucked at digitizing my wedding footage. How often do we need to discuss this?
#6 Remodeling? You´ve come to the right place, ace333 apk!
I´ve been working on my house for years (!!!) but we´ve never involved our fruit and veggies. Bah, if you give them the chance to talk they´d never shut up!
That´s it for this month, my dear bookish Padawans. I hope you enjoyed the spams as much as I did.
Hugs and virtual chocolates go out to Norrie @ Reading Under The Blankie for nominating me to participate in the Sunshine Blogger tag. I shall do my bestest of bestest to answer all questions provided by Her Blankie Majesty….
Here we go…..
#1 Do you believe in ghosts?
Yes and no. Let´s just say I get spooked easily and I also have a wild imagination. I´m also a chicken shit when I´m alone at night. I once nearly attacked my own reflection with a baseball bat. ( The Tv was off, the lights were dimmed, I was reading while husbutt was out. I had my trusty baseball bat at my side. I turned a page from my book, saw from the corner of my eye my own reflection in the Tv and got armed.) IF I´d believe in ghosts I´d seriously be fucked with a baseball bat. I don´t believe though, so…
#2 Have you ever sneaked out of the house to go to a party in your wild teen years?
Guilty on multiple accounts. I was successful for most of the time, too. It all slowed down when I once tried climbing out of my window ( at age 16 ) and spotted my mom standing under my window with her arms crossed, just waiting for me. You can´t imagine how fast I fell back into my room. Then my sneaking out of the house days stopped when ( at age 18 ) when I had one admirer in the livingroom and one at the front door. My only option was to escape through my bedroom window again. Fuckers both caught me. I gave up afterwards.
#3 What´s your take on flowery food? (Lavender biscuits, wild flowers in salads, and so on). Yey or nay?
Sure, why not? Flowery foods wouldn´t be my first pick off the menu but I´d never say no if I were invited to a flowery food dinner party.
#4 What’s a book that you thought was kind of trashy but you still enjoyed?
That would be Beautiful Disaster by Jamie McGuire. Omg, that book was just so trashy in a college trashy over exaggerated way but I still enjoyed it. Even grab it for occasional reread sessions.
#5 Imagine it’s time for a cookie. Do you dip it in milk, sip coffee with it, or munch on it in its dry glory?
I like my cookies sand – paper – dry.
#6 Would you say you are a morning person?
I´m happy I don´t kill myself in the morning by accident. That´s the only thing I´m happy about and it´s the only happy thought I harbor until lunch.
#7 Winter sports. Yey or nay?
I hate to say nay because winter sports are kind of cool in their own right… So, I´ll say this: Sports indoors, during the winter are awesome.
#8 Has it ever happened that you liked a film or series adaptation of a book? If so, which book was it?
I can´t think of one. There probably is…
#9 Do you find house chores (cleaning, dish-washing, etc.) relaxing, or necessary evil?
Depends on the room. The kitchen is an evil place so naturally, everything happening there is always evil and designed to make my life a living hell. I do find mopping floors relaxing and oh so satisfying.
#10 Do you chill in your pjs all day when you don’t need to leave the house?
#11 What was the last book that knocked your socks off?
That would be The Book Of Love, by Fionnuala Kearney. Still can´t get over it.
That´s it, dear bookish Chicititas. I hope you enjoyed. ❤
Now let´s see what Aurora Librialis, Suziey, Brina, and Nina have to say about these wonderful Q´s. No pressure, loves….. ❤ Get ready for Life´s Favorites…
#1 What´s your favorite era / decade? Why?
#2 What´s your least favorite genre to read? Why?
#3 What´s your favorite day of the week?
#4 What´s your favorite movie / Show? Why?
#5 What´s your favorite song?
#6 Who´s your favorite literary villain?
#7 Do you sing along with your favorite song when you hear it?
#8 Your favorite author has retired. What would you do to get him/ her to write a book just for you?
#9 Who´s your favorite person?
#10 Would you rather ride your favorite bike or drive your favorite car?
Well, hellooo! It´s great to have you back. You´re just in time for my out of this world post on my latest spam treasures. Today we´re welcoming Part 5 in the series and I can´t be more proud than I am now knowing that I´ve been blessed with a large amount of wonderful, slightly confusing spam comments. 26 spam comments total! Can you believe that?
Well, 20 of those spam comments were just links, which was a little disappointing. I L.I.V.E for these comments, spammers! Y´all can´t send me a pathetic link. What should I do with links?
Fortunately for me ( and you ), the remaining 6 spam comments were well worth my time. Especially spam comment #6. Whatever you do…. do NOT skip the 6th comment. I promise #6 will be a life and game changer. You´ll either age rapidly or you´ll fall asleep. There´s really no telling. Comment #6 gave me a reason to fetch a drink.
Let´s begin the spam parade!
I abolut am thankful your father is a fan.
2. Aye aye, Captain 3win8 kiosk.
3. Ooookay, Myrna * shoulder shrug *
4. You could have told me this over wine instead of a pfft comment.
5. Can rewrite like human, you say?
6. The Comment That Never Ends ( including my equally never ending reply ).
Dude, 70´s fashion? I just LOVE flared pants. Ever since the return of bell bottoms in the early – mid 90´s I´ve been a fan and can´t seem to get away from em.
Oh, Jason Everman. You mean the guy who played for Nirvana? Nirvana, the reason why I wore an oversized red flannel shirt with ripped jeans and Doc Martins. But I have to admit, I wasn´t a fan of the music.
I must say 918kiss pc – you tickled my interest with your Sophomore music choices. I was a HUGE fan of System Of A Down, even managed to go to a few gigs in my early 20´s. Oh, the days * sigh * Did I ever tell you I was in a crowd ( what I learned was the actual mosh pit ) and was nearly beaten to death. I´m short so I received a few blows from elbows. You should have heard my mother when she saw me after I got home. Sheesh. I was also at a Manson concert once. Gotta tell you, though… 45 minutes without an encore for 60 euros. Kind of a rip off, if you ask me. But back to you: Does one need a reason to like SOAD? No. On to the second part of your message…..
Oh, we talking hair now? I absolutely feel you on being a maniac about one´s own hair. Can I tell you a secret? I´m a hairdresser with a master’s degree. So, I actually enjoy cutting hair, too ( sometimes ). There was a time when I hated it so I decided to go to uni and get a degree in chemistry. I am now officially overqualified for my job. * sigh *
The “one of the days” chorus line you mentioned- Sheesh, I misread that one and thought you were talking about the Foo Fighters song “These Days”. Great song but for a minute there I thought we would go back to Nirvana. Because you know the issue with him being the “new” drummer and all that.
The Beatles- right. Wait… what´s wrong with “Hey Jude”? That´s the song I always sing when I´ve had one too many….
Let me read the third and final part of your comment before I sing Hey Jude to you.
Meeh * wave off * Never been a fan of The Used, either. I somehow grew out of that style of music. How can you say The Used scream a lot? System Of A Down is worse.
Honey, what´s this about being unclean? You ain´t washing yourself? I feel that our friendship has already evolved so I´m going to give you a little advice, from one friend to another- I grew up with brothers so I´m in the know-how on how male hygiene works. Muchacho, you need to wash yourself if you feel unclean.
Back to music: You like breakup albums? Remember when Take That broke up? No, wait- Technically, the band was already done for when Robbie Williams left and the album sans Robbie was for shit. Remember when Guns´n Roses broke up? Pfft. I actually refuse to discuss that one because I get kind of emotional ( and I was 15 at the time. A delicate age for a band to just throw the towel, you know? )
I don´t doubt your mother´s judgement. If she says it rules then it rules. I imagine your mom´s super cool. Mine wasn´t. She nearly killed me when she saw what I did to my new Doc Martins ( the same day I got them I hopped on my bike, put some speed on it and let the caps of my boots glide over the concrete, creating the “used, worn out” look. No one ever wanted new Docs. Then she almost passed out when I took a stone and rubbed it over the knee section of my 501 Levis jeans, creating authentic holes. Mom was not amused, not even after I told her she had no idea what fashion was. She threatened to send me to a home when I presented my new necklace to her ( a dog collar with spikes ). Now, after all the years that have passed she fondly remembers the days when her daughter acted like a possessed person. She also wonders what would have happened if she had actually sent me to a home. Lol.
And for some odd reason the strange grunge chic became a book blogger.
That´s it for the Spam Treasure Box! I hope you enjoyed the little blast from the private past * wink *
Thank you for reading.
Sending much normal, mature love to all the bookish hombres out there ❤