My Week and Happenings (#17)

This week was an exciting and sort of eventful one. It started out normal enough but then Tuesday came and Lord of Shadows happened. This was the second time I got a book the day it was released, the other being The Cursed Child. I was so happy, I still am. I’m still reading the book, not that far in- it’s like 700 pages and I have other things to do as well- but I’m really liking it. I’m expecting the review to be up next week.

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Peoples, I am still reading ACOWAR. I’m enjoying it, I am. The excitement’s kind of gone but the book’s not bad at all. As I said before, I have other things that require my attention as well. Judging the book only a 100 or so pages in, I can already tell that I liked ACOMAF more. I could be surprised though…there’s still just under 500 pages left.

I feel so happy when I walk into the bookstore and the staff just knows me. Almost all of them told me: ‘welcome back’. I was in my element. I didn’t stay there too long because I knew that I’d be tempted to buy more books and…please money.

That’s been my week for far. Not much happened, but the things that did happen were pretty big. Happy reading guys!

Thanks for tuning in,
Caron xx

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My Week and Happenings (#16)

Last Sunday was Mother’s Day and a good day was had by all. Just kidding. A good day was had though. My mom worked that day so we picked her up from work and took her out to dinner. My sister made cinnamon rolls, which was cool. I swear, my obsession with those things are gonna kill me one day.

For the first time in a long time, I finished a review book days before the posting date. I was so proud of myself. Of course, I only wrote the review the day of but as I said in my review: I needed a few days to collect my thoughts.

I’ve been feeling so bad this past week but lately I’ve been motivated to work so I’m fighting through it. The editing of my stories are coming along nicely. I’m not even close to being done but I’m taking it one chapter at a time.

Posts that went up this week:

  • The Giver by Lois Lowry review
  • RST: My Mom and JKR
  • Sex Criminals Vol.2: Two Worlds, One Cop by Matt Fraction review
  • Time in a Bottle by Kathleen D. Tresemer review
  • Movie/TV Show vs. Book (#23)

I re-organised my bookshelves…yes, again. I loved the order it was in before (series on a separate shelf and the others sorted between Read and Unread in alphabetical order) but I want them all in the display cabinet where it’ll be safe from the dust. It’s summer now and the sun is so harsh. Gotta protect my babies.

I finally finished watching The Scorch Trials! One thing about me that not many people know: I will watch a movie over a span of days. I took about a month to watch The Scorch Trials. It’s not because I hate the movie I’m watching, it’s the 2 hours that I have to sit there and I can’t take it. I have a bit of a short attention span.

I just finished both the 2-hour Supernatural season finale and Grey’s Anatomy and people, I’m in a state of shock. Dare I say it. I am shook. My heart has been ripped out of my chest and been thrown to the wolves. Not so much for Grey’s but eh. It’s good that The Flash season finale wasn’t this week. I’d have been six feet under by now.

I’m currently playing a game of Review Roulette. I’m reading both The Time Keeper by Mitch Albom and ACOWAR by SJM. Whichever I finish first will be Monday’s review. I know The Time Keeper is pretty tiny but it has that small book, short chapter thing going on and it annoys me.

I’ll now go and either catch up on my other shows or read a bit. We’ll see how the day goes.

Thanks for tuning in,
Caron xx

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RST: My Mom and JKR

Okay! Let’s get this show on the road. Now it’s no secret that I never read Harry Potter as a kid and I’m still not over it. Do you know how much better my life could’ve been if I was introduced to the magical world of Harry Potter at a younger age?

I’ll tell you how all this started. I read one book as a kid, one. Want to know what it was? My yellow children’s bible. I had two copies of it, one in English and another in Afrikaans. I was so dedicated to that book, I refused to even look at another book. The thing is, I didn’t grow up in a house where reading was a thing. My parents didn’t read me bedtime stories- I read them to myself (yellow bible come through). I went to the library every week but I can’t tell you what books I borrowed because I can’t remember.

I was about 10 when I was introduced to Harry Potter. Right in time for my Hogwarts letter to arrive. But I can’t talk about Harry Potter and the magical world with mentioning my mom. My mother, sweet woman that she is, gets a bit crazy whenever J.K. Rowling is mentioned. Like any excited kid, naturally I went to my mom when my eyes were opened to Harry Potter and you know what she said? ‘I don’t want you watching that witchcraft.” Witchcraft? Hell yea it’s witchcraft! Guys, she wouldn’t even let me watch those shows about magic tricks. I ignored her and thank God I did because my life without Harry Potter would’ve been like a life without happiness.

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When it came time to my buy my first Harry Potter book- The Deathly Hallows- I’m telling you, a war broke out in my home. And here the worst part wasn’t that my mom was buying me a book filled with witchcraft, the book itself was hella expensive. I still have it though and I’ve read it thrice, so I don’t see the issue.

My mom’s the kind of person who wants to know what I’m reading and is very concerned because she knows that if you get too into something, it could take over you. She had absolutely no problem with Twilight and The Vampire Diaries but HP she has a problem with. Priorities, mother! When I explained to her that DH was the last and final book of the HP series and I just had to have it because the movie was going to come out in a year or two, the look on her face said it all…

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I got the book though so I think I won that battle.

Harry Potter marathons come on TV every couple of months and I always make sure I’m there to watch at least the first and last 2 movies. My mom always finds reasons to add in her own commentary. ‘I don’t like that woman.’ ‘How can someone write something like that? And for children no less.’ ‘She must be very evil to think of an idea like this.’ Yes! My mother called JKR evil. Who does that?

I got so defensive when she first started but now I laugh. I legit find it extremely funny that after all these years my mom still hasn’t let it go.

One thing’s for certain though, young or old, Harry Potter’s for everyone and if others can’t understand our love, that’s okay. At least we know the truth.

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So there you have it. Just a little humorous post to put smiles on faces. My mom may have her set ideas on some things but I love her regardless.

Thanks for stopping by,
Caron xx

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My Week and Happenings (#15)

This week has been quite a busy one for me. It’s gotten to the point that a whole day has passed and I barely notice because I’m so focused on what I’m doing.

I started writing again. Okay, not completely but I’m getting there. I’ve been working on editing my stories on Wattpad. I find the situation I’m in hilarious and a bit ironic because my writing was so juvenile and if those were books I had to review I would’ve given up long ago. Then again, I count in the fact that I was 16 years old and knew nothing of the world. Hell, at 22 I still know nothing.

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I keep adding things to my plate as if I have the time for it. When I’m going to learn, I’ll never know.

Posts that went up this week:

I’m still trying to schedule posts ahead of time but along with me actually needing to finish books so I can post reviews, I also need to have the willingness to write something. It’s times like these that I wonder where in heavens my muse disappeared to.

I listened to Everybody by Logic. It’s his new album that dropped last weekend and I’m in love with it! I don’t usually listen to music like that but the lyrics really drew me in.

I still haven’t started ACOWAR. I was so excited to get it and then I did and I was over the moon (lol I’m never going to get over this expression) but now I’m like: ‘eh, you can wait for a while’. I’m still eager to read it but I’m not going to stop everything just for that. As I said earlier, I have a schedule I need to get ahead of.

I found out the reason why I’ve been sleeping so much. I get these headaches that refuse to go away and whenever I’m lying down or even slouching, I end up almost falling asleep. I’m now sitting at my desk all day and only going to my bed when it’s time to call it a night. Only problem with this: my charger is by my bed and I don’t have a socket near my desk.

I think that’s about it for my week. I was mainly just thinking about writing and listening to music. Still turned out to be a productive though. That’s it for now.

Thanks for tuning in,
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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My Week and Happenings #12

Easter was a dull day for me. I’m not all that festive so I don’t go crazy on religious days but I am quite spiritual. So while I may look like someone killed my pet on the outside, I keep in mind what these days really mean. My dad got me some Smarties eggs and I finished that. My big egg is still chilling in my room (I’m not really a fan of chocolate so I take forever to finish them)

The first episode of Doctor Who series 10 was amazing! I didn’t think I was going to like it but I was surprised. I have a feeling this season is going to be so great that by the time Peter Capaldi has his last episode, I’m going to be crying.

I restarted Drake & Josh because I’ve been seeing Josh Peck in David’s vlogs and I wanted to go back to my childhood. It’s so corny but ridiculously funny. I forgot how awesome this show is! Speaking of childhoods, I restarted Kim Possible as well. It’s throwback season for me.

Posts that went up this week:

If there was a prize for procrastination, I’d win first place. A review of a different book was supposed to go up yesterday but I didn’t finish it in time so I had to switch it with City of Bones. The rest of my weekend is going to be focused on finishing that and another ARC that the review of should be up by Tuesday. Speaking of, next week’s RST will be posted on Thursday because the author of the ARC I’ll be reviewing kindly requested that the review go up on the 25th- Tuesday.

Summer has arrived and I’m not liking it at all. I prefer warmer days over the cold ones but I’m more of a Spring/Autumn person. I’m trying to live through 38°C and it’s not fun. This heat is making me even lazier than usual and I have no motivation to do anything. I’ve resorted to keeping my A/C on and freezing since I seem to get things done even though it feels like all my joints are locking up. That’s what blankets are for, I guess.

I remember the days I had a car to drive and I took it for granted and now I have no car so I can’t go to the bookstore and buy Clockwork Angel…maybe Clockwork Princess too. If I’m lucky, The Shadowhunter’s Codex. The local bookstore finally has How to be a Bawse in stock but I still can’t get it because of reasons.

On hope, I stopped believing in it altogether. I believe that hope leads to expectations and expectations lead to disappointment and I’m not about that. So I’ll rather just not believe in hope. It sounds dumb but I’m sick of getting my hopes crushed constantly so I’ll just believe in the Will of God, since I’ve been doing that for years anyway.

That’s all from me for this week, folks. I’ll see about getting back to reading…maybe type out that review for that one comic and my next Movie vs. Book post. Busy, busy, busy.

Thanks for tuning in,
Caron xx

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My Week and Happenings #11

First and foremost, let me say: Blessed Good Friday. If you don’t celebrate it but want to know more I’ve included a link. See here.

In other news, I had my first book-related nightmare last night. I finished The Auctor Trilogy yesterday at about 6am and promptly fell asleep. When I woke up a few hours later, I rushed between packing away my laundry, getting ready to go pick up my cousins and writing the review of the book mentioned above (see here) as it was scheduled to go up that afternoon.

Now for the dream. Because the book doesn’t actually tell us what the Auctor Trilogy is exactly, I was thinking about this issue and that caused me to end up dreaming about it. In my dream I kept worrying over how this problem was never resolved and I really wanted to know what on earth this trilogy thing was. The nightmare portion: I never finished the book because in my dream everything was explained and the review was already typed out and scheduled. Sounds weird I know. The part that’s slightly even more horrible? I left the book at the edge of my bathtub. AS IF! What if it fell in? Another thing, I have an ebook copy. I swear, this dream was all over the place.

For some happy news: Jude Law was cast as Albus Dumbledore in Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them sequel. I need to re-watch the first one because I wasn’t invested in it so I didn’t enjoy it as much. I know I will, I just need to pay attention. I don’t feel happy or angry about this cast choice because Jude Law has surprised me before and I did love him as John Watson in the Sherlock Holmes movies. I guess I’ll just have to wait till the movie comes out before i form an opinion.

My new schedule is already biting me in the a**. I’m dying here man. I’m managing but I’m hanging on by the thinnest of threads. I got this though! It’s the reading that gets me. I have to actually finish a book and that takes time because there’s no guarantee that I’m going to love the book and fly through it.

A new Movie/TV Show vs. Book went up. See here.

My week was…okay. The wildest thing was was weird dream. Hopefully I don’t have dreams like that again. How many times have I said the word ‘dream’ here? Dream, dream, DREAM!

Anyway, that’s all from me.

Thanks for tuning in,
Caron xx

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