Tag Archive | Books

This right here is how I feel.

loganlermanings:

so much music to listen to

so many books to read

so many films to watch

and my years on this planet are numbered and it makes me so sad that so many songs will go unheard, so many books will go unread and so many films will go unseen and after i am gone, there will be even more i will never get the chance to experience.

source – http://neukolns.tumblr.com/post/45595818378/loganlermanings-so-much-music-to-listen-to-so

Ahhh Mid-Winter Break…

Today was my first official day of Mid-Winter Break. Ahhh.

The sucky thing about mid-winter break is that I have way too much time on my hands… so I need some book recommendations. Please please please take a few minutes of your time to recommend some good books! I will love you forever!

I like young adult books, mostly realistic ya books (well, realistic for the characters in the books, obviously not me :() and some dystopia books…. so yeah.

Until next time, Em 🙂

WHY DO YOU DO THIS TO ME?!

I check my inbox to see if I have any e-mails from the library… AND I DO. Woot woot! Time to read some e-books, cuz I just finished Reached by Ally Condie (I recommend all of her books, omg so amazing) and I need some new reading material.

But then when I go to check out the e-books, IT SAYS IT’S NOT READY TO CHECK OUT. What is this?!

Well, Harry Potter #2 was ready to check out, so I guess that’s a bright side.

But still! I want to read my mermaid story (don’t judge, I like mermaids. It all stemmed from my love of the show H2O. I watched all 3 seasons in less than a month [over summer break] So, obviously I like mermaids.)

Anyways, I’m off to go read the magicallness that is HP. And you know, procrastinate on my homework. Heh heh.

Until next time, Em 🙂

P.S. ~ I did borrow this awesome sweatshirt from my friend (that I will soon be getting – If I ever get the e-mail that they’re ready to pick up)… so that’s good! I’ll wear in my next TAP video, so you all can see it. Yay!

now I have something to do for the rest of winter break

… besides finish my English project. ahem.

Because today, I helped my mom’s friend (who got hurt) package up books to ship off. She’s a book rep, and she receives about 600 pounds of books 3 times a year. And since she’s hurt (she slipped a disk working) she asked me to help her. Woohoo! I lifted 475 pounds of books today. I’d say that’s my workout for the whole week. My back is still sore. But hey, I plan to enjoy my last 3 days, 10 hours, and 58 minutes of break. Yes, I have a timer on my desktop.

I will be spending the rest of my winter break reading the 22 books (plus 5 for my brother, plus a box set of the Graceling series) that I got today. Well, not all of them. I’ve got 6 set aside that I’m hoping to finish soon.

The sad thing is, today was the most fun day I’ve had all winter break. Well, not so sad. Getting 27/30 books in one day (for free) is not sad. Not at all.

Until next time, Em 🙂

Like a boss.

Monday, December 3, 2012

What do you consider yourself a “pro” at?

I don’t know if I’m a pro at any of these things, but I do love doing them, so…

1. Baking! And eating… hehe

2. Reading!

3. Shopping!

So what future jobs could come out of these hobbies, you ask?

1. Having my own bakery! Let’s face it, what’s better than cooking all day? And with all that cooking comes taste testing 😉

2. Being a book rep! My mom’s friend is a book rep, which means she gives me Advance Reader Copy books (books which haven’t come out yet), and she gets to read books for a living. Pretty much.

3. Having my own clothes store – specifically a consignment store. My mom was telling me about her coworker that’s from England, who has never seen a consignment store before. She then proceeded to tell me that we should start a store together in England (her coworker and I, not my mom and I xD)… and then I thought, why not? It’d be super fun, and I would live in England. Plus, her coworker is really cute (and has an accent hehe)

Until next time, Em 🙂

DIY Vintage Book Journal

When I visited George Fox University, I went to a bookstore where they sold lots of cool journals, including some made out of old books. The ones at the bookstore were bound, but since I don’t have a machine for that, I decided to just use thread.

1. Pick a book to use for your project. Libraries often give away old books, which is where I got mine.

 

2. Now comes the fun part: ripping the pages out of the spine. Rip out a few of the first and last pages, to make the cutting job easier.

3. Cut out the pages, being careful not to cut the spine.

4. Cut out a piece of paper the size of the spine, using the pages as a guide.

5. Draw 5 equally spaces lines going up the height of the paper (or as many bunches of paper you want to use)

6. Draw 6-8 rows of dots going up the lines. These will serve as the holes for binding your book.

7. Using five sheets of paper for each bunch, fold the paper into five bunches (or however many lines you drew on your paper). I used a paper-folder that came with a card-making kit I have, but you can use your fingernails.

8. Using the holes drawn on your strip of paper as a guide, punch holes in all of your bunches of paper and the spine.

9. Sew the bunches of paper into your spine, using embroidery thread and a needle.

10. Glue cardstock over the spine of your book , or use glue dots/squares (found in the scrapbooking aisle of most craft stores). This step is optional.

11. Enjoy!

Until next time, Em 🙂

This tutorial is inspired by the journal made at krystin-bean.blogspot.com

The Weekly Post: 9/9/12

Song of the week: Sorry by Buckcherry… so if I had to say my favorite song? This’d be it. It makes me feel like crying every time I hear it. Also, here’s some other good songs! Anywhere But Here by SafetySuit and  The Story Left Untold by Every Avenue! I was looking at songs that I had bookmarked to listen to later, and these were sitting right there… I’m so happy I decided to listen to them 🙂

Book of the week: Let It Snow by Maureen Johnson, John Green, and Lauren Myracle… so I already featured this book in another post, but can I just say, I re-read the first book in this “collection” and asdfkl I want to read it over and over and over… ugh.

Word of the week: flamdoodle. noun. nonsense

Cool fact: Hugh Grant is exactly one day older than Colin Firth! Way to go, British actors!

Something interesting that happened: I watched Love Actually… yeah so this video? Pretty much my life.

Quote of the week: “A life isn’t measured in hours or minutes. It’s the quality, not the length.” –Elsewhere (go read it)

Until next time, Em 🙂