It’s things like this that just brighten up my day:
You guys are amazing, you really are. You have no idea how much I enjoy hearing from you, whether you’re helping me gain new knowledge about literature, stopping by to compare thoughts on a book, or even simply saying hi. I guess I just want to say thank you, you make blogging such a great experience, and I really do appreciate every comment. I have loved getting to know you all, and I hope it will continue and that I will get to know even more bloggers in the future. 🙂
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So as you may have noticed, I’m feeling happy, blessed, and a touch nostalgic.
Why you ask?
BECAUSE I GOT INTO UNIVERSITY!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
*Happy dance!* I celebrated with a Lord of the Rings marathon. I know, I know, how bookish of me! But hey I was doing it with a friend, so at least I was being vaguely social. 😛 It turns out all those hours of soul crushing, brain numbing work paid off. It feels strange to be finally done with it all, it is something that I have been working towards for so long. It’s been a hard, long, and amazing journey, and it almost doesn’t feel real. I’m currently in the chaotic aftermath of paperwork, student fees and to do lists. Endlessly long to do lists. Or at least it seems that way.
I’m moving out! I ‘m leaving my friends! I have to start acting like an adult!
But what an opportunity.
There is also one huge plus about the University I have chosen, it requires me to take a second subject for the first year. So not only will I be taking Psychology, I will also be taking Creative and Professional Writing! How exciting is that? But I’m completely terrified, maybe I won’t even like it. I mean, I have this horrible image of me sticking out like a sore thumb with my terrible spelling and the fact that I know absolutely nothing technical about writing. Words just form in my head, and I write them down. But hey, they are there to teach me right? :S
Ok, now this is turning into a random babble… I basically just wanted to spread the good news, and also make you guys aware that the blog may or may not suffer as I try to deal with all these changes and settle in. I’m sure you’ll do just fine without me though. 😛
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So in other news, I was tagged by thoughts on my bookshelf, she came up with some fun questions so I thought I would play along. 🙂
1. What fictional character (from books, tv, movies) would you say is most like you? One of my best friends says I remind her of Luna Lovegood in Harry Potter, and also the lead character from New Girl, but I’ve never actually watched the show. There is a girl in a book called The Truth About Forever by Sarah Dessen I can relate to a lot, and I also see aspects of myself in Buffy from Buffy the Vampire Slayer, which is probably why I like the show so much. (Not all of it though, for instance I don’t slay vampires in my spare time. I leave that up to Jeremy ;))
2. If you could live anywhere (real or fictional place), where would you live? Hmmm..that’s difficult! I want to live in so many. I would love to visit Middle Earth and meet the people of the Shire, especially Biblo and Sam. And of course while I was there I would have to visit a few other places too! Then of course there is Hogwarts, I have always dreamt of meeting hippogriffs and house elves. Although I could do without the giant snakes and spiders.
3. What are the last three books you read? The Guy Next Door by Meg Cabot which was a pretty fun and lighthearted book. (Review coming soon to a blog near you.) The Great Gatsby by F. Scott Fitzgerald and Inheritance by Christopher Paolini.
4. Worst movie you’ve ever seen? Step Up. I just really don’t get why people love the Step Up films, I think they’re terrible. I mean, apart from the presence of Channing Tatum. Sure the dance moves are cool I guess, but it always bugs me that they AREN’T IN TIME WITH THE MUSIC HALF THE TIME! It’s not off by much, but it’s enough to irritate me. I’m guessing it’s because the film has been overlaid in editing and the people doing it have no sense of rhythm. And don’t even get me started on the terrible acting and thin storyline…
5. Have you ever met a celebrity? (tell the story, you know you want to) Never met any. 😦 But I would like too! I did go and see the stage show Wicked a couple of weeks back and Matt Willis (member of the old band Busted) was in it! We had really close seats so I felt like I could reach out and touch him! I also went to a Hilary Duff concert when I was younger and managed to touch her hand, but that’s the best I can do I’m afraid.
6. What is your favourite thing to do when you have free time? Read! Blog! Go to the rocks, climb to a place with a nice view and read some more! Guessing that was pretty obvious huh? 🙂
7. Why did you start blogging? You know, I’m not really sure. It was a pretty sudden decision. I just wanted an outlet to talk about books, a way to prolong the experience of reading a good novel a little longer, and possibly meet a few other people that would be willing to have discussions about them. I had no idea; I thought I would probably try it for a few weeks and give up, I never imagined I would love it this much!
8. What’s your favourite thing about writing a blog? The comments, without question. See above gushing for proof. And I don’t just like hearing from people that agree with me either, but also those that don’t. I like finding out other people’s perspectives on books and topics, it’s very interesting!
9. What was the last thing you did before writing this blog post? I watched the TV show Supernatural.
10. Do you love your job / why? Currently unemployed.
11. What’s the best advice someone ever gave you? Ok this is kind of cheating but:
It is impossible to live without failing at something, unless you live so cautiously that you might as well not have lived at all – in which case you fail by default. – J.K. Rowling
“I wish it need not have happened in my time,” said Frodo.
“So do I,” said Gandalf, “and so do all who live to see such times. But that is not for them to decide. All we have to decide is what to do with the time that is given to us.” – J. R. R. Tolkien (The Fellowship of the Ring)
1.) Which book do you think should be adapted into a film that hasn’t been already?
2.) Which classic are you too scared to read/keep putting off? (E.g. War and Peace.)
3.) Sam or Dean Winchester? (Show Supernatural)
4.) Do you think the paperback will become extinct and be fully replaced with the Kindle?
5.) Have you ever had an experience with the paranormal? E.g Ghosts, aliens etc.
6.) Your least favourite genre to read?
7.) Who’s biography would you consider reading?
8.) The best birthday present you’ve ever had?
9.) Your opinion on 50 Shades of Grey? (Whether you have read it or not.)
10.) Your favourite place to read?
11.) Which books from present day do you think has the potential to become a classic 50/100 years down the line?
The people I’m tagging:
NM’s Writer blog
Bookloversity/Movie & Tv Show Reviews
The Postulating Engineer
Lost Inside The Covers
Yasmine in the World Wide Web
Reviews and Rants
It would be great if you decided to join in, but if you don’t want to that is also perfectly fine, I will not be offended. 🙂 I know not everyone is a fan of the tagging game. I enjoy them however because I have often found great new bloggers through them.
1. You must post the rules.
2. Answer the questions the tagger set for you in their post.
3. Create eleven new questions to ask the people you’ve tagged.
4. Tag eleven people with a link to your post.
5. Let them know they’ve been tagged.
Have a great weekend! 🙂