T5W #23: Random Things I’ve Been Obsessing Over

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Top 5 Wednesday is a weekly meme hosted by Sam @ Thoughts on Tomes. Topics are set for every week so to join in on the fun just check out the memes goodreads group. This week’s topic is Current Favorites that Aren’t Books. This could be anything from movies to food to makeup….

Ugh I hate freebie topics! Anyway I couldn’t think of anything specific I wanted for this post so I just decided to do a mish-mosh of some random things that have interested me in the past month. Enjoy 😁😁😁

Netfix Shows (i.e. Thirteen Reasons Why & Riverdale)

To be honest, Netflix just started working in my country so obviously I’m freaking out to find out what all the fuss was about. And it seems it came just in time for the 13 Reasons Why tv adaptation *squeals* (Have you guys seen the trailer??? *squeals again*).

Thirteen Reasons Why Tv ShowThirteen Reasons Why is just a good book, you’d never know it carries such a big punch and I’m so happy it’s getting adaptation. I’m kinda nervous because what if it’s horrible…

Riverdale

O.m.g guys a show based on the Archie Comics?! Netflix is really killing it! I’m so excited to watch this when I can because GAH! It’s an Archie adaptation! *flails*

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I don’t know how I could call myself a fledgling techie when I never watched Marques Brownlee on YouTube before 2017. I fixed that this month and have suddenly found myself binge watching all his tech reviews (which are absolutely top notch).

Interactive Stories

(Y’all know I’m an electronics engineering student so don’t be shocked at all the tech/coding references) This year I discovered the pot of gold that is Twine. Guys this program is such an easy way to make interactive stories with minimal coding – so expect something like this from me soon. That’s all I’ll say….

Australia

My boyfriend moved to Australia for school this year. This obviously made me interested in everything about the country because I wanna live vicariously through him. I now spend my hours carefully stalking him and googling all I can about the country. *sigh*

Web Comics (i.e. Sarah Scribbles)

Sarah ScribblesLast year I discovered Allow Brosh and Hyperbole and a Half. This year its Sarah Andersen and Sarah Scribbles! And I love her little comics just as much because they’re so funny and relatable! Plus I know there are plenty of blogs similar to these two so I’m really looking forward to discovering tons of others (recs.. anyone?)


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T5W [# 21] 2017 Goals

topHappy New Year everyone 🎉🎉🎉! Another year, another list of resolution to make and fail hopelessly at.

118368Top 5 Wednesday is a weekly meme hosted by Sam @ Thoughts on TomesTopics are set for every week so to join in on the fun just check out our goodreads group. This week’s topic is 2017 Goals. They don’t have to be reading goals, they can be personal goals or anything elso sooo…

1. Conquer the beast or should I say Dragon that is the A Song of Ice and Fire series/Read more epic fantasy

I’ve been thinking: I can’t really call myself a true fantasy fan if I’ve never read the “forefathers” of the genre (you know like Lord of the Rings, The Chronicles of Narnia or any Brandon Sanderson book really). After the disaster that was The Sword of Shannara (I hated it!) I almost gave up on the entire genre but this is the year I will conquer A Game of Thrones! I love the t.v. show so this is the perfect book to dip my toes into high-fantasy.

2. Be more socially interactive both on this blog and IRL.

My one regret of last year was not being more interactive with the book community, there are thousands of great blogs and bloggers and I barely reached out to any of them. In real life I suffer from social anxiety so that’s something I have to work on. I hate that it’s affecting my blogging too but that’s something to work on this year….

3. Finish that book.

Nanowrimo was (officially) an epic fail for me coming at just under 15K words but I was writing for fun and 15K words is the most I’ve ever written in my life so I was super proud of myself either way. Hopefully this year I’ll get it done. I just can’t seem to decide between two ideas I have a sci-fi mystery or a contemporary romance set in my home country (Zambia), maybe I’ll do both, who knows? The year is full of possibilities…

4. Buy more books.

I won’t bore you guys with the gory details of my countries sucky economy but a bad economy obviously means high exchange rates with the US which means expensive books. Hopefully this year I’ll find a way to make/save money and buy actual real life books instead of ebooks/borrowing all the time.

5. Stop being such a grinch.

I wouldn’t necessarily call myself depressed… but 2016 was hard. I was constantly in my head; always second guessing my actions or berating myself or calling myself horrible things. All that negativity just made me horrible and affected everyone around me. This year I just want to have a more positive outlook on life but mostly I want to live by the mantra: it’s okay to make mistakes, they only make you grow.


Phew they got really personal really fast *awkward chuckle*. Anyway I hope all of you are having a great first week of 2017!

I just want to take a moment to give thanks everyone whose been with me since the beginning and everyone whose just joined me, to eveyone who reads, likes and comments (you always brings a smile to my face), to all my new and old blogger friends! This book blogging thing turned out to be so much more than I thought it would be and I hope to keep going at it for another year!

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Life Lessons in Books

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Life Lessons from Books is a weekly meme created by moi. The meme is intended to be a satirical take on the life lessons books are actually teaching us. I hope that makes sense. (If you’re new here just scroll down and you’ll get it!)

This week’s life lesson is:

LESSON #3

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Life Lessons from Books

Life Lessons from Books is a little feature I started last week on my blog. I created it because I wanted something fun and light to get me out of my blogging slump. The goal of this meme is to list a lesson that a book taught you in a single sentence. Last week’s lesson can be found hereI know I’m probably making this sound super serious but it’s just a funny little feature. This week’s bookish life lesson:

LESSON #2

Marriage will (at best) drive you to insanity and (at worst) make you murder someone.

Book That Taught Me This?

GONE GIRL by Gillian Flynn and THE GIRL ON THE TRAIN by Paula Hawkins.


*Lessons from Books will appear on my blog every Tuesday.

If you want to take part in this little meme go for it or comment below about any funny lessons you picked up from books!

 

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