Going to Picture-Perfect Places With No Books for Pictures

Ever gone somewhere and the scenery or view is so beautiful you wish you’d brought a book with because the moment is perfection?

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Yea, happens to me a lot. It’s usually my own fault because I don’t really like carrying things so when I do go out I’m always wearing a jeans with pockets so my phone can come with me. If I need money…pockets. It’s very rare that I’ll bring a book with me and even if I do end up reading on a long trip, it’s on my iPad.

These book-related pictures have to be planned to the smallest detail. Where are we going? When are we going? What’s the weather like? What’s the location like? I need to know all these things and only if I feel like it will I risk my books leaving the safety of my library.

There are the odd times when I’m in the mood to go wild and will take a book or two out with me. One that comes to mind is when my family went out for a desert photoshoot and I thought eh, why not, and just took some desert-themed books along for the ride.

I’m not really a photo junkie so I don’t take pics often, be it of me or things in general. Most of the time I forget because I get so lost in actually looking at the thing in real life. The other night on our way back home, there was this beautiful display of lightning and we wanted to take pics but we kept missing our opportunity so we just enjoyed it for what it was. <<<This is not me saying ‘put your phone away and live in the moment’. I think it has a lot to do with personal preference.

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There’s this mountain-ish hilltop in the area I live in and people go there often. I prefer being indoors so I don’t always take the opportunity to go up there but when I do…I don’t have a book with me. It’s so funny though because I could always just leave the book in the car so there’s no excuse really but still, it’s like I’m allergic or something.

My point is, all of these are missed opportunities for me because I forget that pictures are a thing and I’m usually so busy freaking out that the thought of sharing my excitement doesn’t even cross my mind. I’m lucky that my house is beautiful enough to allow me to still take pretty pictures. Most of my bookstagram pics were either taken on my balcony or in my dad’s garden.

A few pics I took on location:

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So that’s it for this post. Maybe I’ll be able to take more pics in the future. I currently don’t have a car so I can’t just leave when I want but a girl can dream.

Thanks for stopping by,
Caron xx

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The Versatile Blogger Award

Thank you to James over at this-is-my-truth-now for nominating me for this award. I’ve been seeing this one go around and I’ve been waiting for the day I was nominated so thank you, James! To new friends and the epic journey of finding new cool and interesting things. Onward we go!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

THE RULES:

  • You have to thank the person who nominated you and provide a link to their blog! (Being kind)
  • Link the nominees and inform them about their nomination (passing the love, that was given)
  • Nominate at least 15 bloggers of your choice (At least)
  • Share 7 facts about yourself (being truthful)

MY FACTS:

  • I haven’t stepped foot in a library in 10 years.
  • My voice gets high pitched when I’m really excited.
  • I prefer Classic Rock music over other genres
  • I have a fear of heights and flying.
  • I dabble with the piano a bit.
  • I’m 22 and I still have a ‘blanky’ from the time I was 12. It’s Winnie the Pooh themed.
  • I don’t read/watch anything horror related because I believe in ghosts and me being very spiritual, I’m always afraid it’ll attract unwanted spirits.

 

I NOMINATE:

bytheletterbookreviews

Coffeehouse Chatter

BookBum

mychestnutreadingtree

Written Word Worlds

ChocolatePages

The Book Review Cafe

Write Through The Night

The Not So Secret Life of a Fangirl 

Living in Pages

The Book Was Better

adoptabookaus

Rachel Reads Ravenously 

The Book-Filled Day

Cafe Book Bean

 

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HAPPY 1 YEAR BLOGOVERSARY!

Diminishing Thoughts is a year old!! 

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I started this blog on a whim last year because I wanted my reviews to be seen outside of Goodreads. I didn’t know what was going to happen when I started this blog and I didn’t even have a name for it. My bro-like person decided on the name because it was irony as well as a play on words. My thoughts have in no way diminished, they just keep increasing.

On this day, the 7th of August, I was sitting with a few books in my hand and I reviewed them on Goodreads and I finally worked up the courage to sign up for NetGalley and I thought that a blog would go hand in hand with it.

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^This is a screenshot of my very first post. I can’t believe how many things have changed since that day.

Since then:

  • I turned 21
  • I recovered as well as I could from my anxiety
  • my depression has made a comeback but you know what? It’s okay. It’s okay because I finally have an outlet that doesn’t harm me or others around me. An outlet that I’m proud of. I have my blog.
  • I’ve fallen even more in love with the book world
  • I have discovered what I really want from life

We’ve made it through the year guys! I am so happy because I feel that I grew as a person and it shows on my blog. I’ve gained followers and I get to see some authors branch out and share their works with us. I feel honoured when that happens…like, I feel worthy. I feel like I could possess the power of Thor!

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In this year I have posted over 100 reviews (almost at 200), come up with new segments and I feel that just being around people (albeit online) who love books as much as I do plays a big part in my life, my happiness.

This is not widely known- because why advertise it, right?- but I felt lost in the world. I didn’t know which way to turn and when I graduated high school I realised that reading and/or buying books made me really happy…even if it was only for a few hours. I am proud of the person I am today and most of it is because of books. It’s why it hurts me inside when people insult bookworms. No one can force a person to read (seriously, those who do? Respect a person’s wishes) but when someone doesn’t like reading and they shove that hate into a bookworm’s face and ridicules them for it…it cuts me deep inside. My family aren’t bookworms, so naturally to them it’s insane to own over 300 books but I’m glad that they’re not stopping me. I don’t mind being called insane because even I think this obsession I have (I said in one post that this is an obsession not an addiction because if I was addicted it would mean that I was capable of stopping…as if!) is a bit out there, but I don’t mind because this is what I love.

There were times over the years when my internet would cut out for days at a time and it’d hardly bother me (except for when it was NaNoWriMo- you don’t mess with my internet then) but a few weeks ago my internet was off for a week. One whole week! I went to my aunt’s house and tweeted about my lack of internet and immediately started scheduling posts so that even though I was away, it wouldn’t look it. It was a very stressful week for me. That proves to me how important this actually is to me because even though I stress about book archive deadlines, and scheduling conflicts and trying not to disappoint authors, I wouldn’t give this up for anything. In the recent years, having a book blog is one of the best things to happen to me.

Wow…I went off on a tangent there, again. I keep doing that. Thank you guys so so so much for sticking around and being all around great people. Sometimes I feel like I’m freaking out alone, but all I have to do is open up my browser and I know that there are thousands of people freaking out along with me.

Thanks again. I appreciate you all and I hope to make the upcoming years as great or even greater than this year has been.

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-Caron xx

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