Thankful Thursdays #17

I love writing this post because I express my gratitude for the things that I am thankful for. I hope I encourage others to write about the things you are grateful for throughout the week. If you are pressed for time, at least think about the things you are happy for. I feel like it’s really important to express your gratitude and share it with others.

Here is my list…

  1. Seeing my Grandparents for the first time since my birthday back in June (of this year). We had afternoon tea and we had dinner together. We had porkchops, with asparagus and oven roasted potatoes. It was delicious.
  2. Since I was seeing my Grandma, I was able to pass along the clothes I no longer wanted or needed. It cleared up some space in my room. That’s always a good thing.
  3. I’m grateful that all of my clothes are going to help someone. She also told me that she was going to give them to her friend’s granddaughter. That’s always nice. I’m really glad.
  4. I got a book to borrow a book from my Grandma, which is on my To Be Read List. My books are available at the library, so I’m really excited to pick them up, and start reading them.
  5. My boyfriend and I went to a store and bought more tea over the weekend.

WWW Wednesdays – October 21st, 2020

This is a post where I talk all about books by answering the following questions… Although I have had another busy week, so I have only finished one of the books I am currently reading.

  1. What have I finished reading?
  2. What am I currently reading?
  3. What will I be reading next?
  1. What have I finished reading?

I have learned a lot from this book. I am really glad I had read it.

2. What am I currently reading?

My boyfriend and I are still reading this book. It’s a really good Stephen King book. It’s about this diner owner who has a time travelling porter in the basement. He asks one of his customer to travel back in time to stop the assassination of John F. Kennedy from happening. We try to read this book every night before bed.

And

3. What will I read next?

Because this is my Grandma’s book from the library, I ought to read it fast. Although I shouldn’t have a problem since my mom and Grandma have read it fairly quickly. It’s a psychological thriller about questioning yourself about how you really know your neighbours.

Top Ten Tuesdays #8

Hey everyone, I forgot to post this on Tuesday, and then I was busy yesterday, more on that later.

Top Ten Tuesday was created by The Broke and the Bookish in June of 2010 and was moved to That Artsy Reader Girl in January of 2018. It was born of a love of lists, a love of books, and a desire to bring bookish friends together.

The rules are simple: Each Tuesday, Jana assigns a new topic. Create your own Top Ten list that fits that topic – putting your unique spin on it if you want.Everyone is welcome to join but please link back to The Artsy Reader Girl in your own Top Ten Tuesday post.

This week’s topic is Books I have Read Because Someone Has Recommended to me. Feel free to share who recommended it to you, and why, if you like.

10. How to Win Friends & Influence People

When I used to work at a cafe, a customer had actually recommended this book to me. He knew that at the time I was studying and going to school for accounting. I was also thinking about working towards being an accountant manager, perhaps. This customer is a owner of his own barber shop, and this was one of the books he has read, so he made the recommendation to me. Although I have gotten busy with life, and I haven’t read the whole thing, yet, but I will one day. I have taken the first step of buying this book. “Small baby steps still move forward.”

9. The Happiness Project

This book was suggested by one of my best friends at the time, unfortunately we aren’t that close anymore, but that’s okay. He suggested this book to me, because he was talking about how he was going to the library to get this book. He was explaining the concept of this book about Gretchen Rubin makes different resolution based on what theme she has assigned to each month. At the time I started reading this book, my mom and I had just moved out of my childhood house and I had lost my job a few months prior. It’s not like I wasn’t not unhappy, I was happy to a degree. I became really fascinated with the whole idea. To be honest, this book was the start of me wanting to read self help books. After buying and reading these self help books, that’s when people really started noticing me having more of a positive outlook on things. Which encouraged me to start my own blog!

8. Giving Back

I helped my other friend’s mother a few years ago. We were at the door for a conference for Mental Health, verifying people’s tickets. Afterwards, they had closed the doors, so my friend’s mom and I sat in and listened to these talks. My friend’s mom was also a speaker, so we got to seat at the speaker’s table. Linda Marshall was one of the speakers and she had mentioned her book during her talk. Her book talks about how you can find joy by giving back to others. She also talks about emotional intelligence, and the different styles of people’s leadership traits. She had brought with her copies of her book in case, people were interested in purchasing it. I was able to get this book signed by her. It was a really inspirational day. And that day gave me inspiration and a desire to help others. I would like to be a psychologist, or even as a life coach so I can help others.

7. In Search of April Raintree

My sister recommended me this book. This was one of the books she had to read in school. Because it was a story about sisters, my sister wanted me to read it. *Trigger warning* it’s about how two Ingenious sisters get separated and put into different foster homes because they’re parents are alcoholics. One of the sister is living a better life than her sister. It’s a sad and an emotional story, but nonetheless, still a good story to read.

6. Seven Habits of Highly Effective People

I had received this book as a Christmas present from my boyfriend’s brother. I have read it a few times now. This book was bought because it is useful and helpful for business leaders, and other managers as well. It showed me why my previous managers at work has acted in some of the ways they have acted before. It has taught me a lot about management skills and how to effectively be a leader to others. The following Christmas I have bought this book for my uncle who is an accounting manager and I figured he would have appreciated this book.

5. The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy

My other friend has suggested these books to me, since they’re his favourite books to read. I placed a hold at my library, and was able to read these fairly quickly. These were really amazing and funny books. I haven’t read these books since, which was eight years old. I am really excited because I have found out that my boyfriend hasn’t read these books, so we brought them. Although we haven’t read it together, yet, but we will.

4. Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone

When I was younger my Aunt and Uncle bought this book for my sister, and when she finished it, she told me I gotta read it, because it was amazing. I remember reading it, and really admired Hermione Granger. It’s funny because I was too obsessed with Barbies, my aunt and uncle only ever gave me Barbies, and their other accessories. So they only gave my cousin and my sister these books, and out of the three of us, I’m the only one with a complete set of the books. I have read and watched the movies countless of times. I even have Harry Potter shirts, and accessories.

3. The Couple Next Door

My Grandma got this book from the library, and she gave it to my mom to borrow because they say this is amazing book! I had saw my mom had return it to my Grandma, so I had asked if I can borrow it, too. I have had this on my To Be Read List for a few weeks now, so I cannot wait to start reading it soon.

2. Go Ask Alice

When my sister and I were packing our things for the move, she had came this book which she says was one of her friend’s favourite books. Although my sister forgot about that she had this book packed away, and ended up buying a new copy of the book, so this book is mine now. It was a heart breaking but empowering book.

  1. Wild

My dad’s cousin’s daughter (I still have no idea what that is officially called, so I just call her my cousin), and I were talking about travel, books, relationships, and other stuff like that. I told her how much I loved Eat Pray Love, so she recommended that I read Wild.

What are some of your book recommendations? I would love to hear them. 🙂

Goodreads Monday #1 (10/19/2020)

Goodreads Monday is a weekly meme that was started by Lauren’s Page Turners. It is fairly simple to write about. You pick one of the books on your To Be Read List and explain why you want to read it.

I would love to read Gone Girl I watched this movie with my mama several years ago, and I loved it. When the movie started, it says that it was based on the novel, with the same title, and how the author Gillian Flynn, and how she is also responsible for the screen play writing as well. So I really liked how involved she was with the movie.

It’s a mystery and thriller kind of book. Even time I have seen the movie, it makes me what to read the book. Normally I am always read the book, watch the movie. But my mom really wanted to watch this movie, so I didn’t have time to read it beforehand.

I have always been interested to compare it to the movie. It’s the perfect season to read thrillers with it being Spooktober in all. I placed a hold at my library, so I will be able to read it very shortly. I am so excited!

What is one book on your To Be Read List, that you would like to read?

Favourite Friday #2

Graphic Designer: The Midnight Book Blog

I was really inspired and wanted to partake in this post, although I got so busy with it being my Thanksgiving Weekend. Now, I’m just catching up with all of my posts.

I first saw this on https://midnightbookblog.wordpress.com/ ‘s blog, and I loved the idea of this post.

https://midnightbookblog.wordpress.com/ says anyone can participate in this post, although she does asks that you can tag her, so she can read your responses, as well.

Every Friday we talk about a different topic. The past Friday’s topic was talking about our favourite book from our childhood or from when we were teens.

I have a few books that summarize my childhood. I have always been a big reader.

My favourite books are Little House On the Prairie, my mama would read these books when I was younger. Although I am sad because life got too busy and her and I never got around to finish the series. She told me that she used to read these books when she was going up, too.

Another one of my favourite is Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone. I liked this book, because when I was younger, my sister insisted that I read this book. So her and I used to read these books.

And lastly, I loved reading Disney fairy tales. I would get my Dad to read them to me when I was younger before bed. He didn’t mind.

Thankful Thursdays #16

Hey everyone! I cannot believe that I have been writing Thankful Thursdays for the past four months, now. It is crazy for how fast time is flying by.

Every week I spend time reflecting on what I am thankful for. Feel free to partake in the comments, if you like.

  1. Since it was our Thanksgiving weekend, my boyfriend was off on Monday, so we had an extra day to relax together. That is always fun!
  2. My boyfriend also bought me a new mop, it works a lot better than our other mop.
  3. Yesterday my boyfriend and I tried a new ice cream flavour we haven’t tried before. We tied a peach flavoured ice cream. It was so good.
  4. Having a midnight snack with my boyfriend this morning. That was a lot of fun.
  5. Using my local library to put books from To Be Read List on hold. I’m super excited to start going through all of those books.

WWW Wednesdays – October 14th, 2020

This is a post where I talk about what I am reading, by answering the following questions…

  1. What have I finished reading?
  2. What am I currently reading?
  3. What will I be reading next?

I only read one book, since I just spent the long weekend with my boyfriend relaxing, and watching football.

  1. What have I finished reading?
This was super spooky, but I enjoyed it nonetheless.

2. What am I currently reading?

And

And

3. What will I be reading next?

I placed an order at my local library, I’m just waiting to pick it up. This book is part of Oprah’s Book Club.

Even if it doesn’t become available to me soon, I still have time to finish off these books.

Top Ten Tuesdays #7

Top Ten Tuesday was created by The Broke and the Bookish in June of 2010 and was moved to That Artsy Reader Girl in January of 2018. It was born of a love of lists, a love of books, and a desire to bring bookish friends together.

The rules are simple: Each Tuesday, Jana assigns a new topic. Create your own Top Ten list that fits that topic – putting your unique spin on it if you want.Everyone is welcome to join but please link back to The Artsy Reader Girl in your own Top Ten Tuesday post.

This week’s topic is super long book titles.

10. How to Win Friends and Influence People

9. Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix

8. The Subtle Art of Not Giving A F*ck

7. You Are a Badass How to Stop Doubting Greatness and Start Living an Awesome Life

6. How to Have a Great Career, Find Your Passion, Achieve Your Goals, Love Your Goals

5. You Are a Badass at Making Money Master the Mindset of Wealth

4. The Happiness Project Or Why I Spent a Year Trying to Sing in the Morning, Clean my Closets, Fight Right, Read Aristotle, and Generally Have More Fun

3. You Are a Badass Every Day How to Keep Your Motivation Strong, Your Vibe High, and Your Quest For Transformation Unstoppable

2. The Seven Habits of Highly Effective People

  1. A Monk’s Guide to a Clean House and Mind

Favourite Friday #1

Graphic Designer: The Midnight Book Blog

I was really inspired and wanted to partake in this post, although I got so busy with it being my Thanksgiving Weekend. Now, I’m just catching up with all of my posts.

I first saw this on https://midnightbookblog.wordpress.com/ ‘s blog, and I loved the idea of this post.

https://midnightbookblog.wordpress.com/ says anyone can participate in this post, although she does asks that you can tag her, so she can read your responses, as well.

Every Friday talks about a different topic. The past Friday’s topic was talking about our favourite time and places to read.

My favourite time to read is in the late morning and early afternoon, because I can set aside a few hours to read and have a mini readathon.

My favourite place to read is in my bed since I have a cozy blanket and many pillows. I enjoy reading in my room since it’s always quiet and I can enjoy the book better with silence. When it gets nice out, I like to read outside on my front steps. I love reading at the beach because I love the feeling of the sun beaming down on me. I enjoy reading with a cup of tea or a latte, with a few snacks near by.

I wish that I had this bay window benches looking outside. It would be amazing especially on those rainy days and you can see the rain and hear it tap on the window. It’s such a surreal feeling. Sometimes I do like to go on YouTube and listen to those outside noises like the rain, or the waves at a beach, or even just a Chinese bamboo flute, that is really relaxing.

I can’t wait to partake in next week’s post. 🙂

Thankful Thursdays #15

I’m posting this a day late, but that’s okay.

This is where I gather up and talk about what I am thankful for throughout the week.

  1. I am grateful that I have lots of time to read. I find it really relaxing and fun.
  2. I am thankful that my decluttering mission has inspired me to write a story. I am extremely happy for myself.
  3. I tried a new recipe, and it was amazing! I will definitely be making it again. I made French Onion Pork Chops. Recipe to follow.
  4. I’m thankful that my boyfriend and I got to celebrate Mad Hatter Day by watching Alice in Wonderland (1951) movie. To be honest, I have only seen the Tim Burton’s remake. I really enjoyed watching that film
  5. My boyfriend and I had a midnight take out, which is always fun. We don’t get to do that a lot, so it was a nice splurge.