VR Inspired Drawing

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Hello, bookworms

So I made some art recently, and I decided to share it on my blog! It started out as a virtual reality inspired drawing, but the end result differs a lot from my original idea. I’m not completely happy with the way it turned out (I may have gone a little crazy with the colours), but it took a long time to make and also I really needed something to post 🙂 (school has been crazy lately, with teachers handing out big important assignments you are expected to finish the next day and such) (seriously though, is that even aloud?).

That was it for today!

Bye, Sophie

Announcing Things!

Hola, bookworms!

Today I’m not going to write a book review, do a book tag, or even talk about Harry Potter’s excellent character growth. Nope, today I’m going to announce stuff (yay). This isn’t going to be a long blog post, since I don’t have a lot of time and because, quite frankly, announcing stuff is kind of boring. So fasten your seatbelts, and enjoy this extremely fast ride (filled with readathons and Simon vs. goodness)!

Dewey’s 24 hour readathon

Okay, this readathon is one of the reasons why I have so little time to write this post, namely, it starts in 2 hours. It turns out I’m pretty bad in announcing things, since I forgot this readathon was happening till ten minutes ago (despite the fact I found out about it and wrote the date in my planner days earlier). I’ve always wanted to participate in a readathon, and this one seemed like the perfect fit, it’s only 24 hours long and seemingly great for newbie’s like me (also, I’m really behind on my Goodreads challenge, so this is a good excuse to catch up). During this readathon I’d like to finish ‘A Thousand Pieces of You’ by Claudia Gray, and maybe start ‘The Raven Boys’ or ‘Winter’ by Marissa Meyer. Anyways, I’m very excited to participate in this readathon and I hope you bookworms will read a long with me (I’m also going to be tweeting stuff during the entire thing, so if you’re interested in that, you can follow me @sophthebookworm).

Here is the link to the official readathon page:

http://www.24hourreadathon.com/

Spring break

It’s finally here, two glorious weeks of spring break! I’ve really been looking forward to it (duh), and I can’t wait to have more time to blog. So, in order to get myself to actually do stuff and not lie in bed all day, I’m going to try to write 7 blogposts in 14 days! (That must be achievable, right?). Wish me luck!

Meeting Becky Albertalli

Yup, you’ve read that right, I’m going to meet Becky Albertalli! For those who don’t know, she is the author of Simon vs. the Homo Sapiens Agenda, one of my favorite books of all time. She is coming to a local bookstore for a signing, and I think there is going to be an Oreo bake-off. I’ve never been to an author event-thingy before, and to be honest I’m kind of nervous. I’ll go with one of my friends who has also read the book (and loved it), and I’ll probably be writing a post about the entire thing, so keep your eyes peeled for that.

Okay guys, that were all the announcements! I hope you enjoyed reading my first announcement post ever, but now I’ve really got to go, since the readathon is starting in 1 hour and I’ve got to post this quick (this also means there is no time for proof reading, so if you’ve found some horrendous grammar mistakes, you now know why).

Bye, Sophie

Yer Olde British Haul.

Hello bookworms!

Long time no see! I went to the UK recently, and bought some stuff. So I decided to do a haul, you know, typical beauty blogger style. This post is a little different to the things I normally write, but I hope you enjoy it none the less.

A pen

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The first thing I got was a pen. It’s one of those inky ones I love, and my favorite pen was running low, so I decided to get it. There’s not that much more to it, really.

A poster

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Whenever I go to the UK (or any other English speaking country), I make sure to visit a bookstore. A lot of you Americans and British folk might not really realise this, but you guys have such well stocked bookshops! I found this poster in the Waterstones, and I really liked it. The poster is slightly bent, but that’s because it’s hella hard to take it on a plane without it getting a little creased.

A book

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You might have guessed it already, but when I went to the Waterstones, I also got some books. This one’s called ‘The Art of Being Normal’ and is by Lisa Williamson. I gave it four out of five stars on Goodreads, and a review is coming soon(-ish, I’m really behind on writing reviews).

Another book

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Together with ‘The Art of Being Normal’ I also got ‘Rebel Bully Geek Pariah’ by Erin Lange. I’ve been wanting to read this book for a long time, and it appeared on a lot of the TBR lists I did for my blog. I’ve only read a few chapters yet, but the premise is amazing and what I’ve read so far is very good as well.

A dress

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I got a dress! I love wearing dresses and when I saw this one I had to get it! I didn’t really know how to photograph the dress, since it would be awkward to have to wear it and pose for the camera, but just having it hang on a hangar seemed boring. In the end I decided to go with the second option (as you can see). The dress is black with yellow flowers, and it has this see-through-y part at the waist.

A shirt

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Besides wanting to visit a bookstore, I also wanted to go to the ‘New Look’ back when I was in the UK, since we don’t have that here. In the shop I got this shirt and a top. This shirt is blue with loads of thin white stripes (obviously, you can see so yourself), and it looks great with a pair of blue jeans. It’s slightly long, and very comfy.

A top

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As I mentioned above, I also got a top. It’s too cold to wear it just yet, but I like it none the less. It’s a crop top and it has a pattern all over it, also the ends are frilly, which I like.

This was everything I got in the UK! I hope you guys liked this post since it’s a little different to what I normally do. It was extremely fun to write, and I especially enjoyed making the photos. I’ll be back soon with a massive drawing I did recently, and I’m excited to show you guys, so keep your eyes peeled for that!

See ya later, alligators!

Sophie

The one where I talk about Netflix

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Hello, bookworms

Today I am going to talk about Netflix, my favorite app, my guardian angel and friend. When I was replying to someone’s comment the other day (Hey there, @alexraphael), I started talking about TV shows and noticed I could hardly stop. I know this isn’t a very bookish post, but I have noticed that the most readers are also avid show watchers/Netflixers (scratch that, everyone is a Netflixer). Here I present to you, my favorite tv shows.

The Office UK

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I have already talked about this one on my blog, so some of you may already have predicted that this one would make the list. I only finished it a month ago, and yet I know it is going to have a permanent spot. What is not to like? The script is amazing. The characters are amazing. And that it turned out to be a giant love story is amazing too (and don’t even get me started on the intro, David’s incredible music, or the fact that it only has fourteen episodes. With all that included this post easily can turn into a novel.) The script is so amazing that you can watch the entire show multiple times and still find new jokes hidden in every word. Seriously though, Stephan Merchant and Ricky Gervais are wizards. I still want to talk about the characters, but since this is nearly a full blogpost whilst I only have talked about the office yet, I think it’s time to move on. (Speaking of which, would you guys be interested in a full post about the office? Because I’d be more than happy to write it).

Arrested Development

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Again, this is a fairly new show for me, and probably the one I watch the most as of right now. The episodes are short, it’s funny, and the face George Michael pulls when he realizes he has made a big mistake is gold. I am only in season two, but so far the episode where Tobias’ balls are all over the news is my favorite (oh god, did I really just type Tobias’ balls in a blogpost? At least it can only get better from here).

Modern Family

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This is my favorite show of all time. I am not exaggerating when I say I have watched every episode at least three times (though I wish I was). Phil is my favorite and I even own a shirt with one of his quotes on it. Modern Family really is me and my sisters thing, and it’s the only show we watch together (If I have watched it three times, she has five). From this entire list, this is the show I recommend the most.

Ok, I think I am going to stop here, this post Is growing out of control. Originally Gossip Girl, Phineas and Ferb and Wie Is de Mol (a Dutch tv show) were included on this list to. I hope you enjoyed the post!

Bye, Sophie

P.s What is your favorite tv show, is it on this list? Let me know in the comments below!

Imagine I didn’t do something insanely embarrassing

Imagine I didn’t do something insanely embarrassing

It’s easy if you try

Above us only pride

Not trying not to cry

Imagine all the people

Cheering me on…

 

Imagine I didn’t do something insanely embarrassing

It isn’t hard to do

Nothing inside me feeling like killing or dying

No embarrassment too

Imagine all the people

Singing along…

 

You may say I’m a dreamer

And that is very true

I hope someday this will pass

And that people will stop calling me John too

 

Imagine I didn’t do something insanely embarrassing

I wonder if you can

No need for blushing or shaking

No regret of man

Imagine all the people

Sharing a song…

 

You may say I’m a dreamer

And that is very true

I hope someday this will pass

And that people will stop calling me John too

 

Hi, bookworms

What do you think of this post? I know it is a little different, but it is something I had to write. As you all know, I did something very embarrassing a few days ago (and, no, I am not going to share any more details than I already did). The point is, I regret this thing I did immensely, and I tried to at least get one perk out of it by turning it into a blogpost (and I have something to tell my grandkids know, right?). I hope you enjoyed!

Bye, Sophie

P.s What is the most embarrassing thing you ever did, I’d love to know! (And if you are still too emotionally scared, like me, you can always turn it in a therapeutic song (see above))

The Versatile Blogger Award

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Hello, bookworms

I am back from my unplanned two and a half week long blogging hiatus! Thought I was dead, didn’t ya? I took one week of from blogging so that I could focus on school, and that week turned into three. Sorry! (but seriously, if you look at the dates I post things on my blog you will see a pattern emerge of two months of blogging followed by a month of disappearing, oops). On to the post: I present to you (drumroll) The Versatile Blogger Award!! I was nominated by Giovanna over at bookcomablog.wordpress.com (go check her out!) Here are the rules:

  1. Show the award on your blog
  2. Thank the person that has nominated you.
  3. Share 7 different facts about yourself.
  4. Nominate 15 blogs of your choice
  5. Link your nominees and let them know of your nomination.

 

7 facts about me:

  1. I love acting and have been taking lessons for four years
  2. My favorite show is Modern Family, but I also really like Arrested Development and The Office (UK edition, of course)
  3. David Brent is my biggest inspiration in life and when I grow up I want to be just like him.
  4. I watch more Netflix than I would like to admit
  5. My least favorite month of the year is March, it’s cold and dark, spring is still a long way away, there are no holidays, and nobody I know has his/her birthday that Month.
  6. Whilst writing the previous fact I discovered that the Dutch word ‘jarig’ doesn’t exist in English. I searched the entire internet but it just doesn’t translate. The best way to translate ‘jarig’ is the act of having your birthday. This isn’t a fact about me but I thought it interesting enough to share.
  7. Think of seven facts about myself is hella hard. This is one of the reasons I don’t really participate in award posts, they just get repetitive after a while and it gets harder and harder to think of 5/10/30/100 bloggers (who haven’t been nominated).

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Because it’s so hard to think of bloggers who haven’t done this post yet, I am not going to nominate anyone. But if you feel like doing this post, consider yourself nominated!

I hope you enjoyed this post, tune back in Sunday for more! (I am going to talk about one of the most embarrassing things I have done in my life, so that is going to be fun.)

Bye, Sophie

Another Book Haul (and update!)

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Hello, bookworms

I have loads of exams this weeks, and the stress sometimes causes me to do some stupid stuff, like not updating my blog for SEVEN days, or buying loads of books. I love doing the latter, and usually I have enough self-control to not do it, but I found a gift card. For books. Gift cards are like a golden envelopes inviting you to go to heaven for most bookworms, including me. So I did what every sensible person would do with this blessing. Here’s the haul! (It’s a very good one, all my favorite genres are represented in (just) three books!)

Illuminae by Amie Kaufman and Jay Kristoff

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Carry On by Rainbow Rowell

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Red Queen by Victoria Aveyard

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I decided not to describe these books and tell the reasons I wanted to read them, because I already did in a previous post, My Ultimate Christmas Wish List. Also, school is killing me right now so I didn’t really have the time (I hope this blog post satisfies your bookish needs anyway 🙂 ).

Bye, Sophie

P.S I recently started watching The Office (UK-version), and I am loving it. Would you guys be interested in a post about it once I finish the series?

P.S.2 Sorry for the snow, but when I saw the button asking me if I wanted to let it snow on by blog till the 4th of January, I just couldn’t say no. It’s hideous, but I love it.

P.S.3 I have planned to take some time of from my blog the coming week (till Friday, that is) because school is crazy right now. But don’t worry, I’ll be back (with a seven day blogging marathon (maybe))!

P.S.4 I think I might have just set my record for the amount of postscripts used in one post!