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Hello anyone who is still accidentally following this blog!

It kind of fell by the wayside because of life and school stress. I just graduated from college! I have a Bachelor’s degree. After all this time, I finally did that. My life has changed a lot, but in some ways things are pretty similar.

Anyway, I have a part-time job in my field (history/museum) which I’m really excited about. I also started an Etsy shop, because I have a lot of scrapbook paper and student loans. So if you’re interested in seeing what that’s about check out my shop. I have an instagram for it too!

I followed a lot of awesome blogs and met some really cool people through book blogging. I’m still active on the twitter I used while I blogged, but I renamed it to @contrariest. I’m also blogging about Etsy, books, and life (or at least I hope to start, I have some posts drafted and some plans!) here. There’s also my personal instagram. If you’re interested in reconnecting or just connecting, please reach out at any of these places! I am happy to chat and talk about whatever!

Right now shipping is just to North America, but if there’s anyone interested in International, I’ll look into intl shipping!

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Thanks for taking the time to read this! I hope you take the time to look at my shop or contact me!

 

Tagged – The Book Blogger’s Test

The awesome Cayce from Fighting Dreamer tagged me in this test! I really like reading posts like this with fun answers but I’m pretty terrible at thinking up answers, though later I will think of several fitting ones!

What are your top three book pet hates?

1. Text/chat speak in texts. This might have been fitting at the beginning of texting when texts could only be so long and you were charged per text, but now I can write a novel through text and I don’t text with anyone who says “what time will u be here?” or “what r u doing?” unless they’re being ironic. I know some people probably do text this way, and I know people tweet and type that way on facebook, but it still bugs me.

2. Guys that are overly OVERLY affectionate. Sometimes when guys are super gushy in books, it just makes me roll my eyes. I think it has a lot to do with the writing, and makes the emotion feel less than genuine to me, which makes it all fall flat. I know guys can be affectionate, but I don’t always believe the writing.

3.Language that doesn’t fit the character. When a character is narrating but the author uses words they wouldn’t know/shows information they wouldn’t have. Sometimes it’s easy to tell that what’s going on doesn’t fit the character’s way of telling the story, so I’ll wish the author had written it a different way, or figured something else out. ALSO when some characters use super correct grammar and you can tell they wouldn’t normally. A lot of people don’t give a flip about who/whom in everyday conversation, so why would a random teenager just use whom?

Describe your perfect reading spot.

My bed, haha. I read the most in bed. I like reading at night before I sleep!

Tell us three book confessions.

I have no idea! I am bad at confessions, so these will be lame.

1. I am really weird about spoilers for books I am excited about  but don’t really care about random books. But sometimes reading spoilers for books I don’t care about will make me more interested in them.

2.  I always feel really negative and picky about books because I dislike a lot of popular ones.  I like to pick apart movies, even ones I really love. But I’m not as negative as I seem!

3. I used to drop books in the bathtub. I don’t really use the tub anymore/have a nice one but I still have the curled remains of one of the victims. I also dropped a portable cd player in the bath one time. Luckily it wasn’t dangerous.

When was the last time you cried during a book?

I think it was in The Passage. I was surprisingly leaky in that book! I didn’t expect to grow so fond of the story/characters and care so much about everything.
How many books are on your bedside table?

4! I just cleaned it off! My current read: Horde by Ann Aguirre, When You Were Mine by Rebecca Serle, The Reece Malcolm List by Amy Spalding, and the second Dark Tower book, which I am definitely starting after those!

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What is your favorite snack to eat while you’re reading?

Lately I haven’t been snacking at all while reading, but probably chips, plain potato chips and dip, or Hershey’s kisses.

 

Name three books you would recommend to everyone.

1. Anne of Green Gables by L.M. Montgomery

2. Harry Potter! I was a hold out for a long time (I read them in 2012) and they’re so much fun, so people not wanting to be a part of it or just putting it off should just jump in!

3. Um. Lord of the Rings? I have no idea.
Show us a picture of your favorite bookshelf on your bookcase.

Right now I’m living with my amazing sister and her amazing family and haven’t unpacked my books (though I’ve been here long enough that I probably should have) so this is my shelf right now:

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It’s a mess! The top one is weirdly shorter so the second on usually holds my favorites and right now it has games and my awesome lampshade. The top shelf has the Dark Tower series. Both Raven Cycle books are there because my sister recently read and returned them. My Geography book that needs to be sold is on the top, and my Teen Wolf s1 and s2 dvds are also there. So, it’s not a look at my favorites but it’s a look at something! And the picture is bad because it was my phone and the lighting was weird!
Write how much books mean to you in just three words.

lovely company always  >> ??
What is your biggest reading secret?

Um, I don’t think I really have one? Maybe the amount of smut/romance I read but I don’t think it’s a “secret” I just don’t review it because I am worse at talking about it? Maybe I should try sometime, though.

 

I hate tagging people because I never feel like anyone will be like “Yay! She tagged me!” So I’m just going to tag Danielle from The Book Barn (whenever she has time) because I think she might actually like to do this and I would enjoy reading her answers. And if you’re interested in filling it out, you can be tagged from me and share your post with me so I can read it because I really enjoy reading them!

Bookish Facts

 

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  • I like both  e-copies and physical copies. EBooks are more convenient and I can read them in the dark. I love reading books on Overdrive. I love buying books. I like physical copies.  If I really love a book, I always plan to buy a physical copy when I have the chance. Right now I have to be strict with spending and that means most of my reads are from the library.bookmark post-it
  • If I’m reading a physical copy, I use post-it notes as bookmarks. I used to use fun bookmarks, but I would always drop my book or the bookmark would fall out in my bag, or something. Now I just stick a post-it on the page and don’t worry about it!
  • I prefer third person. I like a wide scope but I also love getting inside a character’s head. Sometimes first person can be annoying to me and I find myself wishing for a bigger picture, even though it is clearly not meant to be. I get over it! It’s just what I like.
  • I like reading a bit of everything, but I think fantasy is the most fun for me to read. I get excited and actually have those “ah, this book is a blast!” moments. They aren’t the only books that make me feel that way and not all of my favorites are fantasy, but I just find fantasy a lot of fun.

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  • I love to talk about books I read. Out loud. Awfully. I will try to retell the story and I’ll forget major parts and have to go around in a circle to explain things. I try not to spoil things and get carried away. I am really bad at it, but I love talking about books. I tried to explain different parts of the Farseer trilogy and I meant to be quick and wow, no. I had one person that never minded me doing this because they never planned on reading the books I was talking about, but we don’t talk anymore and I miss it.

 

I wanted to do a post like this because I really like reading other bloggers’ posts with bookish facts and stuff. I like learning more about people and bookish habits/likes. I’m not sure if anyone cares about mine but I made the post anyway!

Do you have any bookish facts you’ve shared or would like to share? (If you have please link me to it, I love reading them!)  Do you share any of mine? Is there a different genre of book you find to be the most fun for you? Let me know! And here’s an extra pic of post-its because pretty colors.

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