Sunday, January 04, 2015

Web Series based on Books!

I love it when books or movies I love are adapted and when Pride and Prejudice was adapted into a web series, I was obsessed. Now that this form is becoming so popular, I'm creating this master post of all of the web series I've seen. If I've missed any, let me know!

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Hello, 2015

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How it is already 2015 is blowing my mind. How is this year already here?! For me, 2015 has a big milestone for me: I turned 20 and officially left behind my teenage years. Since my birthday was on the 2nd, the idea that I'd been on this planet for TWO DECADES made this reflection time even more special. I've come to the conclusion that this year, I want it to be the year that I do what I want and not have any regrets that I didn't do something.

Just read

Even though I did create a Goodreads challenge, I want to read for myself more than anything. Of course I'm going to have review books here and there, but this year, I want to re-read as many books as I want or take as long as I want to read a book. 

Blog for myself 

Notice I said blog and not book blog! The thing is, last year I began a personal blog that I didn't update as much as I would have liked but this year, I will change that! I want that blog and this blog to grow and change and become something new. 

Life my life

This sounds so simple and honestly, you would think that it would be. But I have anxiety and I tend to over think EVERYTHING. This year, however, I just want to enjoy life. I want to walk around my university and the town and see the wonders around me. I want to visit Charlotte more often and just enjoy being in a city.

Be happy

I want to smile everyday and truly, truly be happy. I remember being on Twitter on New Years and I found this picture that said simply "Are you happy?" The answer at that time for me was no, I wasn't happy. But in the future, I want that answer to change. Of course I won't be happy all the time, every time, but I want to be able to find peace in the things I can't change or that don't go my way. 

Love myself

Some things that happened last year made me truly reflect on how I see myself and how I want to see myself. There are major changes I want to make that I think will help me get to a good place in my life. 

Love others

I want to show the people I care about them that I do indeed love them. I want to build and strengthen my relationships with the people in my life. 

Do something new

Or something scary. Or Something exciting. Or something unordinary. Just something. 

And that's it! I know that this list isn't long at all and that's how I wanted it. I think that having too many expectations isn't a good thing. Too often, when we're let down, we let that bother us far too much. So this year, I want to focus on the little things as mentioned about. I want to make 2015 my year! 

*Cross posted with my personal blog! 

2015 Challenges

This post is going to have all of the challenges I plan on participating in this year! I'll have update posts throughout the year but this is basically for the sign ups!

Challenges

In 2012, I created this challenge to read a list of classic books by the time Spring 2017 came around. I didn't really keep up with it but I plan on changing that this year! I absolutely love reading classics and this was a great challenge back then for me to make an effort to read more of them. I'm hoping that I can get at least 1 classic a month, if not more!

Remember when I created this challenge for myself way back in 2012? Well, I'm bringing this back too! I created a new image because the one from 2012 was boring and old...and just looked bad. I didn't really do well in the graphics area back then. While I would love a lot of diversity in YA books, I think that all books should become diverse!  

Hosted by Alexa and Rachel 
A challenge to read fantasy books?! Yes, please! As you all might or might not know, I love fantasy novels and I read a lot in 2014. I hope to do the same in 2015 and I think this might help me do it! I'm going to shoot for 24 fantasy books for this year so basically one per month. It's a low number but I plan on reading a lot of other genres as well and some re-reads! 

Hosted by Hannah and Kelly 
I actually made a separate post for this one already but I LOVE re-reading books so of course I had to sign up for this one!  

Hosted by Brittany 
The second I found out that this challenge existed, I signed right up (well, this is my sign up post but you know what I mean). I LOVE my planner and (attempting) to get organized! This challenge runs from January to June and each month has a theme! You can read more about that in detail here but basically, this challenge isn't about scheduling everything but having more of a game plan (as Brittany says on her post) and I love that. I think this will give me enough structure to keep up with my blog but enough to allow me to be free to try and do new things! 

Bout of Books 12

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Well, they there guys! Welcome to 2015! While this won't be my official post for 2015, I wanted to quickly write up a post for the Bout of Books read-a-thon that I will be participating in again but hopefully I don't fail like I did last time! This time around, there is not absolute goal setting required which I think is cool (as in creating a separate post just for the goals we have) but I actually do have some goals!

I want to read these books by the 10 because I actually leave for school on the 11th so that doesn't do much for me. Some of these are library books and others are books for review. I'm already going to start two of them by the time this read-a-thon actually begins:

And here are my updates!
January 5
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January 6  
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January 7
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January 8
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January 9
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January 10
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January 11
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The Bout of Books read-a-thon is organized by Amanda @ On a Book Bender and Kelly @ Reading the Paranormal. It is a week long read-a-thon that begins 12:01am Monday, January 5th and runs through Sunday, January 11th in whatever time zone you are in. Bout of Books is low-pressure, and the only reading competition is between you and your usual number of books read in a week. There are challenges, giveaways, and a grand prize, but all of these are completely optional. For all Bout of Books 6.0 information and updates, be sure to visit the Bout of Books blog. - From the Bout of Books team
 
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