Monday, March 17, 2014

Book Haul!!!!

Okay, I totally did not plan buying so many books today...

Yesterday I decided I was going to go to Goodwill today because books there are ridiculously cheap and I have been binge watching booktube videos since yesterday. I've been finding so many new good channels and I've been watching hauls, and yea, I just really wanted to buy books. Hardcovers are $1.79 at my Goodwill. Paperbacks are $0.89. Yea. You can see why I had to go.

Then, I was just looking around on Amazon and making a wish list and then all of a sudden I found some ridiculously cheap kindle books, and I just couldn't help myself....

My books from Goodwill:

Bottom to top: The Book of Tomorrow by Cecelia Ahern : Literally caught my eye. Most beautiful book cover I've ever seen.
The Other Side and Back by Sylvia Browne : I just freaking lover her and all of her books so I jumped right on this.
Insight: Case Files from the Psychic World by Sylvia Browne : Same reason as the previous book.
Something Borrowed by Emily Giffin : Saw the movie. Decided to get the book. Why not?
The Jane Austen Book Club by Karen Joy Fowler : Ummm, did anyone else see Jane Austen in the title?? Yea. So did I. I've actually read this before and seen the movie. But still. Needed it on my shelf. And it's really cute.
A Walk to Remember by Nicholas Sparks : Don't have it. Love Nicholas Sparks. Love the movie. Needed it.
The Jefferson Key by Steve Berry : Now that I have this, I only need 5 more Steve Berry books. Including the ebook only books. Yea I have a need for them. A NEED!!! 

And now my Kindle books :)

OMG. So excited. If you haven't heard of Steelheart. Go look it up. Go read the synopsis. And then Go get it. I know you will. 
Next, Beautiful Ruins. I've seen this book everywhere. Library. Book websites. Everyone seems to recommend it. It was cheap and I am interested in reading it, so yea I got it.
And finally, The Last Heiress. I have an Egyptian passion. I should be more specific, an Ancient Egyptian passion. Everything. The pantheon. The pharaohs. Yea. I needed this in my life. It's about Tut's wife. Yup. Yup. Had to get.

I can't wait to dive into these books. Especially my kindle books because I actually have not read a single ebook since I got my nook tablet. What's wrong with me???

Sunday, March 16, 2014

Highlighted in Yellow 3-16-14

So this is going to by my first "Highlighted in Yellow" post. These posts are going to be quotes from a book that I own that is called "Highlighted in Yellow" by H. Jackson Brown, Jr., and Rochelle Pennington. The book is full of inspirational quotes and sayings and other things that really make you think about, and evaluate yourself and your life. I'm going to post these at least once a week, hopefully more.

Enjoy :)

"I expect to pass through this world but once. Therefore, if there be any good that I can do or any kindness that I can show to any fellow creature, let me do it now, for I shall not pass this way again."
-William Penn

*quote from the section on Kindness

...It's been over a year....

Wow. Seriously? I really had not realized that I had not posted on here since November of 2012. How sad. Well, there were some very good reasons. One being that I have not had a laptop since May 2013. It's kind of hard to try and write a blog post from a cell phone or a tablet. If you have done so, I applaud you. I don't have the patience for that. Between November and May I was completely stressing out over my last year of college and being the House President in my sorority and spending all other energy on not going off on one of my roommates. Excuses are for the weak, so call me weak.

If you have not gathered, I am now a college graduate! Yay! I now have a degree that is pretty much useless unless I spend thousands more dollars to go back to school again to get a masters degree. I have no intention of doing such a thing any time soon. After almost 20 years of being stuck in school, I am rebelling!! I do not want to do any more papers, fill my head with any more useless information, or listen to some teacher drone on about something I really don't care about.

The Plan.

1. Get a job that can pay my bills. DONE! I'm not the biggest fan of my job, or my workplace, but I do work 40 hours a week and get a nice, steady paycheck that has been helping me pay off all of the other debt besides student loans that I gained while going to school.

2. Get a laptop again. DONE! :) Go me. Laptop is quite essential to whole plan really. I got a MacBook Pro 13 inch. It's lovely. If you hate apple, you can avoid commenting, because I love it. Windows 8 is an abomination and I refuse to use it, hence me getting a Mac, because everything else and it's mother has Windows 8. Ew. Plus they last really well.

3. Continue with blog and possibly join the booktube community. Obviously continuing reading and putting up reviews and things book related on here is not only enjoyable, but something that I think will give me a good background. As for youtube, I am seriously considering it. I have been for some time, and I'm just not sure if I really want to take the dive...but we shall see.

4. Write a book. This has been on my life list since I was probably 10. I love books. I love reading. I actually even like writing. So now I just need to stop procrastination and get myself writing. It's going to be difficult, but if I can do this, then I can do anything. :)

I shall return with fervor. I have so many ideas and things waiting to be put into action that I will probably become annoying, so get ready.