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MARCH RECAP [2018]

March 31, 2018

The year is one quarter over ... #mindblown


March was a pretty good month for me too. And here's one more recap. I like recaps but I can never stick with a consistent style which really, really annoys me. So behold the latest... Maybe you can tell me which of my styles you prefer and I can stick to something finally :P



I didn't read quite as much as I put on my tbr - only six books - but they all were good, so that's a win. I also received FOUR BOOKS in exchange for being on two launch teams/participating in blog tours, which means I am on four street/launch teams this spring (what have I gotten myself into) and I need to review five books that I got from authors in exchange for reviews. So be prepared for all that ...

The Geography of You and Me         Flipped         The Secret Language of Sisters         Hope Was Here  

The Geography of You and Me. [by Jennifer E. Smith] [3/5 stars] Two teens meet in an elevator in New York during a city-wide power outage, and try to keep up a long distance friendship over the next year as they both move from place to place. This book was nice. It was about moving. About living in different parts of the world. About writing emails and postcards. About penpals. But it was a bit slow, and didn't seem to have much plot except said long-distance relationship. 

Flipped. [by Wendelin van Draanen] [4/5 stars] Juli has tried to be Bryce's friend since second (I think?) grade, but he's been running and avoiding her from the moment the two became neighbors. This book is about seeing past a person's appearance. It's about how people's perspectives are so different. It's about things not being how they seem. It's about chickens and sycamore trees and eggs. IT'S INCREDIBLY ADORABLE - you really should read it :DD

The Secret Language of Sisters [by Luanne Rice] [4/5 stars] Roo gets into a car accident while texting her sister Tilly, and winds up in the hospital in a coma, paralysed. This book is about sisters. It's about forgiveness. It's about change. It's about disability, and love, and photography, and an eccentric old lady. It's about family. The only "meh" factor was the love ... rectangle/pentagon?? Or the "crush-pentagon". *growls* But you know, it wasn't that bad. In the end, it was super touching and I learned a lot.

Hope Was Here [by Joan Bauer] [4/5 stars] This book was probably my favorite of all! It's about a waitress girl named Hope who, with her aunt, moves into a new town and takes over the running of the restaurant, while the restaurant's owner (who is critically ill) runs for mayor. I loved the restaurant/small town atmosphere. IT WAS SO WELL DONE AND DESCRIBED. I loved Hope, who was such a relatable and REASONABLE main character. And I loved the politics and the role it played, as well at the intrigue. Highly recommend - please go read this!


Midnight at the Electric        I Capture the Castle        Eliza and Her Monsters


Midnight at the Electric [by Jodi Lynn Anderson] [4/5 stars] This book is set in the future and the past. It's about a girl who's going to be part of a project to colonize Mars, and before she leaves, she wants to solve a mystery about a few girls who lived in the past, which leads her, and us, to read the diaries and letters of these girls who lived in the 20th century. I didn't LOVE this book the way some of my friend did, but I really really liked it. Such lovely unique characters. Such lyrical prose. A really gripping story.

I Capture the Castle [by Dodie Smith] [3.5/5 stars] This book is a diary. It's the diary of one Cassandra Mortmain, who lives in an old run down castle (in England) with her slightly eccentric family. The main point of the book is her family trying to get her sister to "marry well" because they are short of money O.o I liked the style, and I liked the characters. The diary style made it seem so much ... more relaxed, less fictional, more real than most books. The aggravating part was the love pentagon ... *cringe* and the fact that our main characters romantic interests MADE LITERALLY NO SENSE TO ME. I mean, what did she see in the guy?? I do not understand. Still, I  can see why this is a classic XD

Eliza and Her Monsters [by Franncesca Zappia] [4/5 stars] This book is about an ordinary nobody-special girl who has created a phenomenal, world famous webcomic series called Monstrous Sea. Her identity is a secret, and then Monstrous Sea's biggest fanfiction writer moves to her school. So this book... while it had a few issues ... was overall good in story and characters and plot. It had some content issues as well as some teen-tropes which some of us do not relate to at all, but those aside I loved watching Eliza, and I related to her in her "internet life". I don't think ALL OF YOU would enjoy this, but some of you quite certainly will :D



I managed to write out two short stories which I'm going to send to a friend to read over and see what she thinks :D I've also written THE END on Broccoli Queen even though I have some skipped/unwritten chapters to fill in. So YAY ME. I hope to get it all typed onto the computer next month. And yes ...

I'M GOING TO DO CAMP NANO. I'm going to be writing more short stories, and typing Broccoli Queen, and maybe a little bit of Nemesis, but I don't want to make any goals for myself, because school comes first. I have set myself a tiny goal (5,000 words, ha!) but I have an epic to push me for more ;) 




The old laptop of mine crashed a while back and so, after lots of research and browsing on my part, we got a new one!! YAY! And it's one of the later models, so it's quite fancy :DD

The main point of this random event is that ... researching computers was actually a lot of fun! It was tiring, staring at the screen and trying to filter through prices and models and various features but I learned things. I learned what's favorable in a laptop, what details to look out for, how to compare, how to read reviews ... I probably read more than enough reviews for my own good. :P Reading reviews of laptops, though fun, is not always the best thing to do. It makes cheaper models sound rather bad, just because it compares them to the $1000+ ones :P



This is a highlight because it was the first time in over a year that I got to hit the ice, and while it took a while to get my feet underneath me it was so much fun ^.^ I learned a few things while trying to regain my balance on ice. 1. Don't look at your feet. This is because you might CRASH into something if you aren't looking around you. 2. Don't look around you too much. You might loose focus on the SKATING and crash from lack of concentration. 3. Don't skate near someone. This distracts you, and makes you nervous. So yeah, those are the lessons this amateur skater picked up :P Unfortunately the ice rink has now been turned into a rink of some other sort, so good-bye skates until next fall.




This was no fun. I've been coughing and blowing my nose for two weeks and skipped a couple of work days because of it. It was also an excuse to fall back on school #lazyme and fail at PE. ARgh. Now I have to catch up on my schedule and as a result -- I'M GOING ON HIATUS. Yeah. Again. I'm sorry I know you will miss me and I will miss you, but I want to finish some of my courses and I don't think I can do that effectively unless I cut back on my hobbies and other activities.

Besides that ... Nano is starting TOMORROW (how is it possible?) and while I've set up a tiny little goal for myself, I still want to write AND SO I NEED TO MAKE MORE TIME FOR MYSELF.




I. am. finally. free. I'M FINALLY FREE OF ALPHA/BETA READING PROJECTS *cheers* I've been doing this ^^ nonstop since September so I'm due for a break :D I have loved alpha/beta reading; I've seen some amazing manuscripts; I've learned so much ... and I don't want to stop doing it! But ... first, the break :D I actually have my next beta project lined up for late this spring o.o I am booked in advance XDD And yup, let me just announce here that if any of you ever need an alpha/beta you can always ask me, even though I can't guarantee I'll be free :DD 


And that's my month in recap. In case you wondered what happened to my "on the blogosphere" WELL I HAVE 100% FORGOTTEN EVERYTHING THAT WAS POSTED THIS MONTH SO *shurgs* except, you can read all my posts right here --



AND I'M GOING ON HIATUS. SO. BYE BYE. SEE YOU ALL END OF APRIL!! *waves*

ARE YOU DOING CAMP NANOWRIMO?
ANY CONTEMPORARY BOOKS THAT YOU READ THIS MONTH?

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#theanimationtag

March 26, 2018

LOOK WHO'S LATE AGAIN. ME. I was all out of ideas for this week's post so I decided to go steal a tag (like why even, when I have so many I haven't done). This one was super inspiring and is a bit different from the usual writing and book tags, and let's face it - ANIMATED MOVIE ARE THE BEST EVER. I don't know who invented this tag but thank you to the person anyway!!



I kind of feel like there are not enough questions - and they seemed geared toward Disney princesses, so I might just add some questions to it mwahahahaaa

Who's your favorite animated heroine?


... Can this include animals??? Because I confess I have only watched ... five or six Disney princess movies XD Yeah, we aren't too big of the princesses here!!

So let me go with the one and only Mulan from Mulan and Judy Hopps from Zootopia. Because Mulan the movie is hilarious and really cool, and Mulan as a person if brave and head strong and really cares for her family. Zootopia is one of my all time favorite animated movies and Judy Hopps is a cop and she never gives up and she wants to make the world a better place.


  
Who's your favorite animated hero?

Who's making me choose just one hero, huh?? I have so many favorite animated heroes ...

Tintin because OH MY GOODNESS WHO CAN'T LOVE HIM IF THEY HAVE READ THE COMICS. He's so plain cute and clever and he's a journalist!! Hiccup is a given one, of course. Lovable dork ;) Then I have to include Geronimo Stilton and the Wild Kratts, because even though they are from TV episodes rather than movies, they are way way too cute to leave out :D





    
3. If there was to be a sequel(or even a third, fourth, or fifth part)(and I don't mean like Frozen Fever and Tangled Ever After, those short movies, but a real one) of an animated movie, what would you like it to be about?


Definitely the Adventures of Tintin because HEY THE MOVIE ENDED IN A WAY THAT WOULD DEFINITELY ALLOW A SEQUEL and do you realise how many movies could be made based on the Tintin books? SO MANY. So seriously, someone has to start adapting those!!




4. Which couple from an animated movie do you think is highly underrated?


... Idk my favorite animated movies don't actually have couples?? Maybe let's go with this adorable pair (Diego and Shira from Ice Age 4 + 5) :





5. Which couple do you like most?


Seriously, another couple question?? Ok ... lemme think ... do these two count? The first and only animated "couple" I shipped for a very very long time XD





6. Which song is your favorite?


Can we all just give a round of applause for Nigel (from Rio and Rio 2)please? He's not only the best villain of all animated stories pretty much but also the best villain singer!!




7. And if you should choose a song that didn't immediately come up in your mind but is still a favourite, which one would it be?


... This is tough. But I really like the songs from Joseph: King of Dreams, Spirit: Stallion of the Cimarron, and Mulan!!





8. What animation movie did you first think you wouldn't like, but eventually you did?


A lot of them!! When I was a really small child I didn't like Finding Nemo, The Lion King, 101 Dalmatians, Joseph: King of Dreams (+ others) but seeing them later - I LOVED THEM ALL. Especially Joseph - it has to be one of my all time favorite animated movies!!

9. Which two do you always consider as a couple, even though they are not a definite couple, but almost no one else does?


WHO IS ASKING THESE COUPLE QUESTIONS?? Can I like ... skip this one?? It is sooo tough. I mean - there are many duos that I can name that AREN'T COUPLES but that COULD BE IF THE TWO WERE OF THE SAME ... species? Like Barry + Vanessa in The Bee Movie, or Judy + Nick in Zootopia, or Buzz + Jessie in Toy Story... but I just CANNOT THINK OF THEM THAT WAY bc ... idk it doesn't work. It just doesn't. They are duos, not couples. *shrugs*

10. Which girl from an animated movie has the best hairstyle(s)?


I told you that this tag was geared towards Disney princesses :P Does RUFFNUT COUNT?? Lol! I really do like ... Elsa's hair because IT IS WHITE and Merida's because IT IS SO WILD :DD 






11. Which is the best dress?


OH PLEASE. STAHP WITH THE PRINCESSY QUESTIONS ALREADY. I suppose Merida's?? Because *sigh* it's the most ... simple?? (see above, please)

12. Which sidekick is the best according to you?


YAY THIS WAS A GOOD QUESTION!! I have to say it's a tie between Captain Haddock (from The Adventures of Tintin), Mushu (from Mulan), and Baymax (from Big Hero 6)!! I would love to say Toothless but a lot of you will attack me because he's too awesome to be called A SIDEKICK!! (according to my sis he's the actual hero of the story :P) ALSO why not the Furious Five from Kung Fu Panda?





  
13. What's your favorite Disney princess movie?


I TOLD YOU THIS WAS DIRECTED AT DISNEY PRINCESS MOVIES. Which is rather unfair because it's called the ANIMATION TAG and my favorite movies are NOT DISNEY PRINCESS MOVIES :P But let's just go with the absolute obvious answer here: MULAN. MULAN IS MY FAVORITE DISNEY PRINCESS MOVIE. (and no, my friends, I haven't seen Tangled yet so don't throw those rotten tomatoes at me).







14. What's your favorite animated movie (no Disney princess movies included)?


OH LOOK FINALLY ^^ Can I give you an extended list?? Yes? Good : How to Train Your Dragon, Joseph: King of Dreams, Zootopia, Epic, The Adventures of Tintin, Big Hero 6, Kung Fu Panda, Ice Age, and pretty much ... most of the older Pixar films (like Toy Story, Finding Nemo, and ESPECIALLY Ratatouille)!!!!

15. What is your Disney personality?


It's disputable. One test says I'm Mulan, and the other says I'm 60% Rapunzel, and 40% Jasmine. (did I ever see Alladin or like Jasmine? No.) So yeah ...

16. Which animated girl do you think looks most like you(in looks, not in character)?


LOL HAHA. THIS ONE ASSUMES THAT THE BLOGGER IS A GIRL. XDD Well, thankfully I am. So ... I guess Mulan?? Because I have the Asian eyes and the straight almost black hair :P

17.  Which fan theories do you think are true? (you know, those things on Pinterest that say...for example: That Elsa and Anna are Rapunzels cousins, and that Tarzan is Anna and Elsa's brother or that the oldest girl from Despicable Me is maybe Riley's mom from Inside Out)?


Oh please ... I don't BELIEVE IN FAN THEORIES. 

18. What animated movie did you expect much of, but turned out to be much worse than you originally thought?


Who wants to end with this depressing question? But let me tell you - I don't think anything has yet been so disappointing as Mulan II. Yeah that one ... really really fell flat. OH AND POCAHONTAS. OMW THAT WAS SO INACCURATE TO THE ACTUAL STORY THAT ... just please.


OH LOOK I'M DONE WITH THE TAG. It should actually be renamed to "The Disney Animation Tag". I'm telling you THERE ARE SO MANY OTHER ANIMATION STUDIOS OUT THERE BESIDES DISNEY. SOMEONE CREATE A MORE INCLUSIVE TAG. Ok I'm not actually complaining against the person who created this tag ... but apparently SHE loved the princess movies :P

SO. PLEASE TELL ME YOUR FIVE FAVORITE ANIMATED MOVIES OF ALL TIME!! 
AND DO YOU LIKE THE DISNEY PRINCESS MOVIES??

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#17factsaboutme tag

March 17, 2018

Thanks for tagging me Ivie! Again. Honestly, Ivie, has tagged me for so many things I've never even done. *face palms* Someday I'll start returning the favor. Anyway - I'm finally doing one which should be quite interesting - 17 FACTS ABOUT ME.



while a lot of country bloggers pride themselves about loving to be barefoot, I CAN'T go around without wearing socks

Now that is a weird fact, I know. But it's true. I wear socks all year round, even in the heat of summer, only taking them off when I really really need to. And when I go to bed. If I'm not wearing socks I feel like my feet might freak out and run off on their own without my permission and bury themselves in a blanket :P

I will eat pretty much anything and everything - exotic sea food, hot food, incredibly plain food - and the only foods I acutely dislike are cantaloupe, grapefruit, and honeydew

HAHA yes, the melons. I'm an incredibly reasonable eater, ever since I was a small kid and my mom fed me broccoli and I said, "I don't like it," and my mom said, "well, you can eat it anyway" and ever since I have. And now I'm even writing a book about Broccolis. But anyway. Should i ever come visit you, you know you can serve me pretty much anything (but even though I can eat some things doesn't mean I will) except the three melons :P

lisa is my middle name

I don't love the name Lisa, but it's mine, so why not make good use of it? My first name is long and rare and hard to pronounce and remember so pretty much everyone right now calls me Lisa here. So while it started as my Internet pseudonym, it's real enough lol

I love watching sports

Bet you didn't see that coming #sarcasm YES I LOVE WATCHING SPORTS. Mostly the worldwide championships like Olympics winter and summer and the tennis tournaments and the Fifa World Cup soccer (which is in a few months time again! I AM SO HAPPY I HAVE BEEN WAITING FOR IT FOR FOUR FULL YEARS). I guess it started when I was too young to remember or appreciate it, but I watched it anyway, and got my favorite athlete in my dreams one night lol





I was born in Europe

Surprise, surprise!! Some of you might actually have a clue as to where (don't tell) but I'm not going to reveal where quite yet. You are free to guess, though. And as a matter of fact, I lived in this country for the first seven years of my life and I speak the language. Sort of. *cough cough* (Not really. But I understand it quite nicely.)

I grew up on nonfiction

You probably didn't know this either because I read so much fiction these days, but it's true. From when I was ... maybe six to when I was like twelve - I. DEVOURED. NONFICTION. Biographies, to be specific. And autobiographies. And testimony books. In fact, I should probably do a post sometime in which I recommend my favorite nonfic books and fangirl like crazy. Trust me, people, true story true life nonfiction beats fiction any day.

I've only read two or three one star books in my life

I can see you are impressed. I have been very lucky for two reasons - a) I have very wide tastes; b) I only read books I have HEARD GREAT THINGS ABOUT and that sound VERY GOOD to me. I don't randomly pick books to read. I PICK AND CHOOSE VERY CAREFULLY. Reading books you don't really want to is a waste of time to me :D

I have had over a dozen penpals in my lifetime and I'm pretty much an expert on snail mail

I started when I was six. Collecting penpals was like a hobby for me ... almost lol I have gone through a lot of learning and coping with those-who-ne'er-replied but it's been an amazing experience. I HIGHLY RECOMMEND. And I could even do a post on this if anybody wants.

I wear glasses

YES I DO and it shouldn't be a surprise bc I AM A READER AND A WRITER. But you have never seen me with glasses bc I LIKE MY LOOK WITHOUT THEM BETTER haha Also there's a weird glare in photos :P I don't really /like/ wearing glasses but it's not as if I have a choice.

My art specialty is portraits in pencil

 IN FACT I should probably show you some of my art at some point! But yep, my favorite thing of ever is to take a photo of a person's face and sketch it, going over and over it to attain as perfect a perfection as possible. Then I give the picture to my family to see if they can spot anything I should improve. I am such a perfectionist in this that I  myself can't even see if my picture is good or not.

My most annoying and repetitive phrase-ology is "you know what?" and "like"

I tend to say, "And she was like, 'What do you think about -- ' " instead of saying, "And she said". :P and I begin my sentences with YOU KNOW WHAT way too often. And you know what?? IT IS VERY ANNOYING TO MY FAMILY.


I would rather edit than write draft one

Actually writing draft one isn't that bad, but I think editing is loads easier, because I actually have the basic plot in place. I have always been absolutely TERRIBLE at firat drafts. Consider it a compliment to YOU ALL that I am ALMOST DOME WITH MY WIP (Broccoli Queen).

I absolutely adore THE BROODING CHARACTER type

I mean that character type IS COMPLETE POLAR OPPOSITE OF ME and we probably would not get along but I ADORE THEM ANYWAY. Characters like Chaol Westfall and Sean Kendrick and Darcy and etc and etc just win my undying love forever by being brooding and silent and serious lol

My favorite color is blue

Actually, my favorite colors are the SUNSET COLORS but if I had to pick JUST ONE it would be blue. I MEAN YOU COULDN'T TELL BY LOOKING AT MY NEW AESTHETIC COULD YOU??? I love all colors and I have a thing for differemt color combos but BLUE BEATS ALL. I'm not insulting your favorite color though, so put down the rotten tomatoes please.

My favorite hi-fi setting would be ANCIENT EGYPT

Not that I have actually read fiction set in there? :P maybe it's my childhood love for The Ten Commandments influencing me but if you write a book set in ancient Egypt (or Greece or Rome for that matter) I WILL COME RUNNING.

I love both coffee and tea

And yes I drink them both JUST THE WAY THEY ARE. No cream or sugar or honey or milk or anything. I have a theory that if I don't drink coffee in the morning I will suffer a headache in the afternoon. And I LOVE A HUGE MUG OF HOT TEA. My favorite brand is Celestial, in case you need the recommendation.

And the last fact is specially for Ivie.

My favorite HTTYD character is ....
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DAGUR THE DERANGED!!

And you wouldn't know him, probably, unless you watch the Netflix episodes. He has a terrific character arc throughout the series and he is completely insane and full of humor so yep. 100% favorite HTTYD character ever. He is a mix of bad and good and tragic and crazy and rage so - YEAH. GO WATCH HIM.

AND THAT CONCLUDES THIS LONG AND EXHAUSTING POST. All my secrets are out. So ... yeah ...

who is your favorite httyd character?
favorite color?
and one random one: anything you'd like to see me post about? (I mean, I will never run out of ideas, but it's probably nice and polite to ask you every so often.)

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february recap [2018]

March 03, 2018






and i'm back from hiatus! yay! february was a great month and can you believe we're 1/6 into the year? no? neither can i XD but i'm still feeling good about it, so that's a plus.

on the page ....

i started the month by reading all the crooked saints after the library had withheld it from me for a full four months or so (see how popular maggie stiefvater is??). ugh. but in the end they had to give it to me. it was actually good - slower moving, and less action, but still stiefvater to the core. the writing style though *happy sigh* anyone who loved the scorpio races but had trouble with the raven boys really needs this :D and those who like the raven boys need this even more XD

i finally got the paperback of andora's folly after the first copy that was mailed to me took a long detour to the province where i no longer live. it's the first time i reread it since the beta-reading and it was just as awesome and adorable as ever and hey! my name is in the acknowledgements!

All the Crooked Saints     Andora's Folly     Porch Swing Girl (Tradewinds, #1)  

i had planned to read bronte and austen this month but no i was not in the mood. instead i got two arcs - porch swing girl by taylor bennett and the rebellion by livy jarmusch. both will get review from me later - all i can say now is 100% recommended :D i borrowed thunderhead and curio from the library of the next "town-ship". thunderhead, though not as good as scythe, was still a great sequel. and curio was the first ever steampunk fantasy i've read, and since it was by donita k. paul's daughter, what could go wrong? it was a bit ... romance-y for my taste though.

i recieved five splickety magazines from rosalie valentine (bc i won her giveaway) and i really feel that i need to get back to flash fiction writing. in fact, i might dedicate all of camp nano in april for it, if i finish my first drafts by then :D 

Thunderhead (Arc of a Scythe, #2)     Curio (Curio #1)     Seven Pillars Of Health: The Natural Way To Better Health For Life 

one more book needs a mention here. the seven pillars of health by dr. don colbert. in case you didn't know, i'm a teensy bit of a health nut with my family. XD i totally recommend this book no matter who you are and no matter what your health condition. even if you don't need to make any changes to your habits, STILL GO READ THIS. you'll feel that much smarter afterwards.

in the notebooks ...

broccoli queen is at 250 pages! only 50 more to go! *cheers myself onward* *gives me more chocolate* i've reached a point with this where i just ... love it. i used to have this enthusiasm and infatuation with the idea, and then it died off, and i hated the book. i hated writing it and i hated how mediocre it was. but i forced myself through and now i love it. i don't care if no human ever reads it. i don't care how HORRIBLE it is. i love it and i could spend years polishing it. i think. never know when i will change my mind XD



on the screen ...

still watching the regular mystery series hawaii five-0 (the old one). i think we're in season 9? i'm not sure. we finished macgyver season 2 and it was a blast! we went to the library recently and came back with a ton of never-before-seen movies like ...

home alone and home alone 2. they are highly unrealistic, and exist just for the sake of comedy. i mean, sure we had a lot of laughs, and there were the nice things about it, but seriously ... it wasn't very deep or impressive. just ... funny. and number 2 was just ... a carbon copy of number 1. proabably so that the filmmakers could make more money. but at least we had the laughs.

ballerina. if this had existed when i was 6, my life would basically have been complete. i mean i loved ballet as a kid! so this was like a throw-back to my childhood. french setting, inspiring storyline, entertaining characters, the funniest love triangle of ever (for once, i approved) and just ... yeah, i really, really enjoyed it.

oh and there was frozen but we've already seen it like ... four times? three? mostly at OTHER PEOPLE'S HOUSES when it was just released.

in life ...

THE OLYMIPCS. THE OLYMPICS. THE OLYMPICS. someone come and fangirl with me about the epic events! we had so much fun watching live and replays on the internet. pls tell my you are a sports enthusiast? bc i am :DD canada did record-breaking well, so i'm "a proud parent" like one of my friend's put it (you know who you are XD).

i finished off career planning, trigonometry (with the highest scores yaaayyy), biology and now ... onwards and upwards! hurray! i'll be honest and say that sometimes i really really don't want to do school (surprise, surprise) but i force myself to smile at it and say, "nice to see you. again."

we had snow for the first time in forever (hey look what i did there) and we HAD TO DIG OURSELVES OUT but then it went and melted before we had the chance to ski *cries* at least i got to make gorgeous snow globes. do you know what my earliest winter memory is? discovering that making perfectly round snowballs is way way harder than movies make it look like XD

also, chinese new year and valentine's day came this month so that was always fun! 



on the blogosphere ...

ugh this section again. how does one remember all that happened?

nadine brandes wrote a wonderful post about journaling (i mean, all of nadine's posts are awesome haha)

grace anne posted a lovely flash fic story and pls go read it right now bc it's so lovely ^.^ 

maritn hospitality had a brithday and guess what? there were 371 kindle downloads of the book on that day! o.o bc it was free, of course!

kenzie posted about blogger quirks which was spot on and so much fun to read XD

i can't remember anything else my brain is fried. all i know there were so. many. blog aniversaries. congrats y'all!!! (oh hey look southern lingo is rubbing off me. who would have thought that i could ever type "y'all". huh.)

on inkwell ...

well i redid a few things around here. obviously quite unnoticable, but still (lol #sarcasm) my header is incredibly annoying because the white on it is less white than the white on the background (!!) So do excuse the imperfection. I have to figure out how to fix the bothersome thing.

i posted ...



what do i hope to accomplish in march? well, i want to finish that broccoli queen book, read 15 contemporaries, write three flash fic stories, finish beta reading one book so i can take a break before i have to dive into even more beta reading. 

so, what's been going on in your month? do tell! 


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