On The Daily #8

Reading this month was a bit of a struggle. I know I only had one book in my TBR, but like I mentioned before, I had about two weeks of major procrastination come. So once that hit, I had to really get everything else in line and reading was at the bottom of that list. I’m about halfway done with Cress and so far it’s been nothing but awesomeness! Ever since I started reading The Lunar Series, I’ve wanted just about every other book about space, stars, the moon, and any other thing about outer space. And that reminds me about something from last night. I went on a walk and looked up at all of the stars. As I was admiring each one, I saw one star that was so much bigger and brighter than the rest. It amazed me so much and wished my phone could take a picture the way I saw it. If there’s anything I can encourage you to do, it’s take take walks when the sun goes down and just look at all of the stars. It’s so calming and realizing.

Hopefully I’ll finish Cress this week and I’ll get onto February’s TBR list. I hope you guys have a wonderful last day of January!

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On The Daily #7

January has been sort of a hectic and crazy month. From moving to figuring out my new posting schedule to trying to find my new lifestyle of being healthier. It’s all been so crazy yet wonderful at the same time.

At the beginning of January I found myself to be motivated because I finally had a setup for my work, but then for some odd reason I got in this slump where I possessed no passion to write, film, or even read. And all of those are things that I have a craving to do constantly. So it was strange to be like that for basically two whole weeks. But with February coming right around the corner, I am having this incline to do what my brain is telling me to do rather than my laziness and procrastination. We all struggle with this everyday but it’s something I know we all can beat.

As for the highlights of January, I went to Disneyland with my best friend and had an amazing time! And the bigger one was that this was my first month not living with family and doing total grown up things everyday. Being an adult can suck really bad sometimes, but it can also be tons of fun.

January did have a lot of good things that happened but also bad things. I choose not to talk about those events because I want to move on from them and pretend like they didn’t even happen. I want to live my life in the moment, not in the past.

And as for every new month, I will have a new goal. February’s goal will be to feel confident inside and out. For someone who is shy and self conscious (such as myself), it’s not going to be all sunshine and rainbows. But I know that if I have the courage and strength and truly believe in myself, I can get through just about anything! As can you, I know you can. So let’s face February with a strong heart and mind!

TBR and Book Recommendations #2

I know it’s not February yet, but the way I schedule my posts, the next months may fall on the last few days of the previous months (just a heads up). So for the month of February, my TBR is going to be short once again but I have two books. The first book is A Child Called “It” by Dave Pelzer. I know I’m super late to the game but it’s better late than never. I want to read this book because first of all I want to read something other than futuristic fantasy types for a little bit. And second, I’ve heard that even though it’s quite sad, it’s a powerful book. So I figured I would spice things up a bit and read something that has always been on a list of mine.

My second book on my TBR list is Aristotle and Dante Discover the Secrets of the Universe by Benjamin Alire Sáenz. I have already read this book before for a Spanish assignment, but I remember how much I liked it for it not being a fantasy book. This book is about two boys named Ari and Dante. They are different in a way that Dante can swim and Ari can’t. Ari has self doubt and Dante is self-assured. But they have much more in common than meets the eye. This book goes on to show the strength of their friendship and lengths they’ll go to make it.

As for my book recommendations, I haven’t really read any books that are really like that. The only book I remember reading that was somewhat in the same area is Living Dead Girl by Elizabeth Scott. This book is about a girl named Alice who was kidnapped at the age of 10 by a man named Ray. She goes through what she thinks may be the end of her life, but she has no idea what he’s really after. I know the main plots aren’t the same, but they both involve hard life problems that occur still to this day and will continue. They’re very sad, but it brings a light to a dark subject that is taboo to many. I don’t read very many of these types of books because I prefer a fantasy world, but feel free to comment some books that are like those two! Just another heads up, I know A Child Called “It” is a shorter book, so I may come back on here in my On The Daily posts to say if I’m reading another in the month of February.

On The Daily #5

Happy Chinese New Year everyone!!!

Now, I don’t really know that much about the Chinese New Year, but it seems like it’s a pretty fun celebration like the New Year most of us celebrates. The only thing I know is that 2017 is the year of the rooster. I’m not sure what that means other than certain year’s animal, but I did find a site called, China Highlights (http://www.chinahighlights.com/travelguide/chinese-zodiac/rooster.htm). It states all of the animals and facts about each of them and how they correlate with the years people were born in.

Some interesting things I found were:

  • Lucky numbers are 5, 7, and 8
  • Lucky colors are gold, brown, and yellow
  • Red is an unlucky color
  • Unlucky numbers are 1, 3, and 9

The rest of the site has a whole bunch more of information and it’s actually really interesting! Once again, this isn’t my information, but the website I linked above.

I hope those of you who celebrate the Chinese New Year have nothing but greatness and I’m sending my well wishes to you!

On The Daily #4

Twitter has been blowing up my feed with puppies and I can’t handle it anymore!! It makes me want to cuddle up on a super soft bed with tons and tons of puppies.

In the last six months I’ve been stockpiling a board on my Pinterest of my some day puppy farm. I think it’s going to be my goal to have one when I retire.

And with that, I shall bless you with my electronic puppy farm with a link to my board.

 

https://www.pinterest.com/chloeskies/my-puppy-farm/

On The Daily #6

On Friday I said that puppies are basically one of the best things in the world. So today I want to show you my kitten board as well because no matter the allergies and dislikes towards cats, you have to admit that kittens are pretty darn cute, especially those soft pink paws! The paws and their big tummies really get me.

 

https://www.pinterest.com/chloeskies/kitty-mania/

Life Talk #4

As for this week, nothing interesting or special has  happened, other than my On The Daily posts. I feel so much more better posting everyday and I think these posts are so much fun. They’re kind of like these but rather than always talking about my life, I’ll be posting just about anything.

I don’t know what it is about posting every day that makes me feel complete. I think some of it may be that I’ve put writing as my job but it’s also fun for me to write about anything that I want. One day I could be writing about all of the bad events that happened that day or my insane obsession with horses. It really could go anywhere. And I think that’s why I also like to write stories in general. In my head I think I create some new scenario at least once a day. It’s crazy to think about all the stories I’ve created in my head and most of them I can’t do those things, and I’ve certainly haven’t seen hardly any of them in real life. For instance, The Hobbit by J.R.R Tolkien has made such a huge impact for my love of Fantasy. Not only The Hobbit but Middle Earth and other Fantasy worlds story writers have created. The creatures, magic, kingdoms, they all make me feel like they should be in my life. And when I get to writing my own stories, it honestly feels like I’ve actually seen everything and I’ve been through it. Now I wish I’ve walked into some new magical world, but sadly it’s never happened. I guess hoping and wishing won’t hurt though 🙂

On The Daily #3

I have a big question for all of you, have any of you had crystals for helping with yourself? Lately I’ve been thinking about getting some to help out the vibes of my workspace. Ever since I’ve moved, I haven’t really felt like writing my new book, not even all of the pre writing. Also, some things that are pretty easy to handle, like a post such as this one. So I’ve been trying to find out how I can create a workspace that will have a positivity that is so contagious that I’ll maybe not want to stop working.

Some crystals that I really want to get are positive energy and thinking, emotional balance, happiness, and courage. These are some key points that I want to work on a lot more for myself.

I would really appreciate it if any of you who know what a good store to get them comment down below. Have a great Thursday!

BOOK REVIEW: Cinder By Marissa Meyer

Synopsis:

Humans and androids crowd the raucous streets of New Beijing. A deadly plague ravages the population. From space, a ruthless lunar people watch, waiting to make their move. No one knows that Earth’s fate hinges on one girl.

Cinder, a gifted mechanic, is a cyborg. She’s a second-class citizen with a mysterious past, reviled by her stepmother and blamed for her stepsister’s illness. But when her life becomes intertwined with the handsome Prince Kai’s, she suddenly finds herself at the center of an intergalactic struggle, and a forbidden attraction. Caught between duty and freedom, loyalty and betrayal, she must uncover secrets about her past in order to protect her world’s future.

 

Cinder by Marissa Meyer is a sci-fi fantasy fiction with intense action. As you read, this book includes our heroine, Cinder, whose fairy tale story is a bit different than we remembered. Other characters include Prince Kai, Cinder’s stepmother and stepsisters, who are just the same evil people they were in the tale. This futuristic world is not all what you may think, with cyborgs looked down upon, the plague, and the Lunar Queen slowly making her way down to planet Earth.

I was a bit skeptic to start reading this because I am a picky reader, but I found this book to be quite engaging. The action and plot twists really got to me and made me want to keep reading. Other than the high rise of action, something that popped out at me was that the book was told in third person. Every few chapters the characters would change mostly between Cinder and Kai. It was really nice to read in third person because of how unpopular it is.

This book made me feel very sympathetic to Cinder and her struggles even more in this version than other versions of this tale. It really made me feel her hurtness and pain of everyone looking at her like she was nothing basically. Overall, I could feel the emotions very much.

I hope you guys enjoyed my first book review! Comment down below if you’ve read this book, what you think, or if you want to read it. Also, comment some books that are similar to this one!