May 31, 2013

Armchair BEA: Ethics

Today's topic is the discussion of how to give/receive credit when credit is due, and general guidelines that should be followed. I'm not saying these are rules set in the book or anything, but quite honestly, it's just a way of being respectful towards authors and other bloggers as well.

May 30, 2013

Armchair BEA: Giveaways & Literature

I lied, sorry. I don't have the permission for a giveaway, SO SORRY.

But I guess I can just talk about literary fiction and which works have sort of changed my life.

May 29, 2013

Armchair BEA: Blogger Development & Genre Fiction

Welcome to Day 2 of the Armchair BEA! Today, the topic will be about hwo we develop ourselves as bloggers. Whether we branched out into the community, monetized our blog, whether we're long term, etc....

May 28, 2013

Armchair BEA: Introductions!

Hello readers and Armchair BEA participants! :) Today is the kick off to Armchair BEA and it's just going to be a short little introduction where I answer a few questions about myself and also a genre discussion about Classic Literature.

May 25, 2013

Armchair BEA

Armchair BEA is almost here!!! There are a few reasons I'm so excited for this:
- It sort of marks the time I started to really get into blogging
- I met the first Edmonton Book Blogger through this, Kristilyn.
- I'm hoping it'll bring me back into the blogging community since I sort of fell out of it.

If you don't know what it is, all the information for it will be over here if you also want to participate. In short, it is for people who can't make it BEA(Book Expo America) and this event allows us to "attend" from our chairs. This year, the Armchair BEA is from May 27 - June 2, so stay out for those posts! :)

There are also Twitter parties where you can win some prizes :)
- May 30 @ 8AM PST
- May 31 @ 3PM PST
- June 1 @ 11PM PST

May 18, 2013

Sunday Update: Back to Blogging?

Sunday Update is where I inform you of the going on's of the blog and part of my life too I guess. 



Okay, so you may or may not have noticed that I haven't actually been blogging lately and that those reviews are from nearly a month ago. Confession: I haven't really been reading either. For the past couple of weeks, I've read 117 pages. Crazy, right? Well, part of why I kind of backed away from it all is explained here. There's more to it though.

I guess stepping away from the blogging and everything was partly out of laziness. Most of my time is spent on the computer and mostly on Youtube. It was kind of my way of relaxing after a school day + track practice. Additionally, I really just wanted to stop and take a look at everything, since I've been blogging for almost a year now. I'm kind of wondering where I want to be right now, because I'm always busy with my life and it seems as if I can't really keep up with blogging sometimes. It sucks because I really enjoy doing this, but once there are other things I have to worry about, blogging becomes a burden on me and I don't want it to. That's part of why I stepped back from everything as well.

Anyways, I'm coming back to it, I'm STILL reading A Game of Thrones but I'm hoping to finish it soon. I didn't even realize I was in a reading slump, but whatever. Have a great week! :D

P.S. Yes, I know it's not Sunday. I just wanted to post this today, don't ask.

May 12, 2013

Another Update: Mandarin Farewell

I know, I know... I haven't actually been blogging, or reading for that matter, lately. You want to know what I've been up to?

- April 24-27: British Columbia Band Trip
- April 29: Kiwanis Music Festival
- May 1: Kiwanis Music Festival
- May 10: History Exam
- May 11: Mandarin Farewell
- Every Monday and Thursday after school: Track Practice until 5
- Every Wednesday morning: Track Practice at 7
- Any other time available to me: Studying for the aforementioned history exam

I haven't really been able to put in any time for reading because I would ALWAYS be tired when I came home. I guess I'll just share a few photos with you guys, but I'm really hoping to get back to reading and blogging! I've done a few other things though:

- My photography blog
- Documenting my life

Here are a few photos of my mandarin farewell...

May 08, 2013

Photography: April 2013 Wrap-Up

Some themes were taken from here!

The key chain I got from Amy Plum from the first giveaway I won!

Got this for my... 11th birthday?!?! I have no idea, I just love it. My Chinese Zodiac is the tiger, so yah! :D

My favourite shoes to wear.

May 01, 2013

Review: Flesh & Bone by Jonathan Maberry

Title Flesh & Bone
Author Jonathan Maberry
Series Benny Imura #3
Publisher Simon and Schuster
Published September 11, 2012
Read April 13 - 20, 2013
Source School Library
Challenge 2013 Bingo Reading Challenge (Category: Series)

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