I Didn’t Choose the College Life. . .

Just kidding, I totally did.

I most definitely did not choose to neglect books or this blog but that’s what happened. College demanded and I obliged. Obligations suck, don’t they?

While I am thrilled to be furthering my education (even if I don’t exactly feel so in the midst of all my burdening school work), I wish I had more time to pursue my hobbies. Everyone told me that I would have bundles of free time but they LIED. Free time is an illusion created by man that does not exist on my college campus. You think you have it but then you look out your window and oops–is that the moon?

It’s pathetically hilarious that I brought about 15 books with me to college, some I read before and was planning to reread, but I literally hit the ground running when classes started and there was no conceivable way that I would even be able to crack open a book. My perfectionist personality certainly did not help matters so school work got all my attention these past few months.

But anyways you all don’t care about any of that so I’m really making this post as a PSA that I am still alive (only barely). By some miracle, I survived my first term of college and now I’m on break. I’m so excited to read all the books that came out this fall and have yet to come out in December! I also have so many book reviews to catch up on. This is going to be interesting but at least I’ll be home! In my bed! Reunited with my books (and my family, of course but priorities…)! Where I can read and write without feeling like I’m ruining my future in the process! 😀

Are any of you suffering from college life like me? What have you all been reading? Do you have any plans for the holidays? Any books you’re just dying to get your hands on? Comment and let me know 🙂

xx

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3 Days, 3 Quotes Challenge – Dies Tertius

Day 3! Take a look at Day 1 & Day 2 if you haven’t already. 

The Three Rules:

1. Thank the person who nominated you.
2. Post a quote for 3 consecutive days (1 quote for each day).
3. Nominate three new bloggers each day.

“The colours red, blue and green are real. The color yellow is a mystical experience shared by everybody.”

– Guildenstern, Rosencrantz and Guildenstern Are Dead by Tom Stoppard

BAHAHAHAHAHA. – Literally me when I read this. This spin-off play, if you will, is absolutely hilarious. If you’ve read Hamlet by Shakespeare (duh who else?) then you know that Rosencrantz and Guildenstern are two of the courtiers in the play who are proper fools. Tom Stoppard adapts their roles in his piece of absurdist fiction and it is so funny.

Nominees:

bookloungeblog

charlottebibliophile

ManyReads

Happy quoting. xx

3 Days, 3 Quotes Challenge – Dies Secunda

Day 2! Check out Day 1 if you haven’t already. 

The Three Rules:

1. Thank the person who nominated you.
2. Post a quote for 3 consecutive days (1 quote for each day).
3. Nominate three new bloggers each day.

“And we are quotation marks, inverted and upside down, clinging to one another at the end of this life sentence.”

Ignite Me by Tahereh Mafi

I struggled trying to pick just one quote from the Shatter Me series. If I really wanted to take the uninspired route for this challenge, all three of my quotes would have been written by Tahereh Mafi BUT I decided to have some variety. While reading this trilogy, I was constantly blown by the way Tahereh’s mind works in order to create such flawless and phenomenal metaphors that I literally have to pause my reading to appreciate. This quote is just one example out of the many, many beautiful quotes.

Nominees:

Rei’sa al Ghul

Lu-Lu’s Rants & Reads

Elle Ever Reading

See you anon xx

3 Days, 3 Quotes Challenge – Dies Primus

Hey all! I was nominated for this challenge by The Girl Who Reads so thank you for that 🙂 & you can look at her challenge here. (BTW I love the new layout of your blog). Anyway, this is a pretty easy challenge and on the plus side, I get to show you guys my favorite quotes! Yay!

The Three Rules:

1. Thank the person who nominated you.
2. Post a quote for 3 consecutive days (1 quote for each day).
3. Nominate three new bloggers each day.

“So we beat on, boats against the current, borne back ceaselessly into the past.”

The Great Gatsby by F. Scott Fitzgerald

Of course I immediately thought of The Great Gatsby when I received this challenge seeing as that is my favorite book of all time and it has some of the most amazing quotes. ❤ Plus, this is my father’s book and obviously I have to credit my father because like…respect. (F. Scott Fitzgerald is my father and you’re just wrong if you say otherwise.) This quote is the last sentence in the book and I can confidently say that The Great Gatsby has one of the best & most beautiful endings to a novel I’ve ever read.

Nominees:

Amanda’s Book Nook

bookowly

A Hufflepuff’s Thoughts

(my apologies if you’ve already been nominated for this but the more the merrier!)

Adieu xx

Real Neat Blog Award

It’s really neat ( 😉 ) that Kat over at Life and Other Disasters nominated me for the Real Neat Blog Award and I want to thank her for being such a kind soul. This seems like quite a fun thing to do so let’s get started!

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The rules are fairly simple:

  • Thank the person who nominated you.
  • Answer the questions they gave you.
  • Nominate 7 bloggers.
  • Ask said bloggers 7 questions!

These are Kat’s questions:

1. If you could anywhere on the planet, where would you want to go?

Melissani Cave, Greece

Melissani Cave (Greek: Μελισσάνη) or Melissani Lake, also Melisani is a cave located on the island of Kefalonia, Greece.

Melissani Cave (Greek: Μελισσάνη) or Melissani Lake, also Melisani is a cave located on the island of Kefalonia, Greece.

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2. If you had to pick a scent that reminded you of your childhood, what would it be? 

Pinecones

3. Buffy the Vampire Slayer or Charmed (or if neither, what supernatural show do you like)?

The Vampire Diaries

4. Choose a book or movie title that describes your life! Why?

“Wonder” because I’m always wondering about what could be, what should have been, what could have been if things were different.

5. How has blogging influenced your life?

Blogging has added a little more happiness into my life because I find joy in writing out my thoughts on books.

6. If you could only read/watch one genre for the rest of your life, what would you choose? Why?

Fantasy because that’s pretty much all I read now anyway plus I just love action, suspense, and feels that come with it.

7. Pick a song that is your personal theme song.

Man in the Mirror by Michael Jackson

Now that that’s over with, I nominate the following:

And these are my questions for you:

  1. Coffee or Tea?
  2. Who would you fancast to play characters from your favorite book?
  3. What language would you most love to learn and master?
  4. If you could bring just ONE fictional character to life, who would it be? Why?
  5. Do you have a book that is so special that you would never recommend to others just so you could keep it to yourself? If so, what book is it?
  6. What attribute of your blog are you most proud of?
  7. If it is absolutely freezing and you had nothing but books left to use as firewood, which books would you sacrifice? Why?

Thanks again to Life and Other Disasters! I was nominated for this so long ago and I’ve finally done it but good luck to my nominees and have fun answering my questions! xx

Blogger Recognition Award?

Nominated for the Blogger Recognition Award? Little ol’ me? Well golly! blogger recognition

I’m gonna be honest with you guys–not that I’m ever dishonest but let’s get back to the point–I never expected to be nominated for any award in the blogger community so butter my buns and call me a biscuit ’cause I’m shocked. It’s merely a nomination but I wanna thank Amanda at Amanda’s Book Nook for nominating for this award (originally created by Eve at Edge of Night) and making my day! 🙂

Rules:

  • Select 15 other blogs you want to give the award to. Do some digging if you must! Find those blogs. You cannot nominate yourself or the person who has nominated you.
  • Write a post to show off your award! Give a brief story of how your blog got started, and give a piece or two of advice to new bloggers. Thank whoever nominated you, and provide a link to their blog. List who you’ve nominated in the post. Make sure to also attach the award itself! (You can do this by right-clicking, saving, and uploading the image above).
  • Comment on each blog and let them know you’ve nominated them. Provide a link to the award post you created.
  • Provide a link to the original post on Edge of Night. That way, anyone can find the original guidelines and post if needed, and we can keep it from mutating and becoming confusing!

My Humble Beginnings:

Why did I start this blog? I don’t have any epiphanous stories to tell you given the fact that this blog was kind of a spur of the moment thing. I guess the idea was really sparked into my head when I saw other people’s book blogs and I realized that blogging about books was a thing that people actually did. (I discovered booktube around the same time but me in front of a camera? Not gonna happen). If there is anything I love more than reading books, that would be talking about books. Most of my friends however do not possess the same passion for reading as I do so I don’t have many people to gush over books with. Ergo, blogging is a perfect forum for me and thus Taming of the Bookworm was born!

I don’t even have that much followers but to those special snowflakes that decided to click the blue button, I thank and appreciate you.

Word of Advice:

Blogging should be fun. Don’t feel like you have to have a strict update schedule and don’t beat yourself up if you fall back on it. Blog about whatever your heart desires to blog about. Although it can, your blog doesn’t have to revolve around one subject, it can be miscellaneous. Lastly, change your layout now and again. It’s so refreshing.

And the nominees are. . .

Caught Between the Pages

lifeofafemalebibliophile

Lauren’s Page Turners

Tell me, when will my life begin?

Jeyna Grace

bookloungeblog

A Comfy Chair in the Corner

Blogs-Of-A-Bookaholic

A Book and Tea

SCATTERED FLASHES

Quills on Parchment

Other Sashas

erinspring95

Life and Other Disasters

The Redd Desk

To the nominees–I hope I made your day and motivated you to write more! Stay cool B)

xx

Look for good in everything.

The Writer's Blog

This week, millions of kids across the nation will all be returning to a place designed to open the minds of new students and old students alike. A continuation of their previous educational endeavors, and an extension of the tools necessary to complete their own personal goals. Within this hopeful experience lies crossroads buried underneath months of papers, exams, and difficult teachers.

Something I find interesting is how on many occasions we expect to walk into a place we don’t want to be and we bring our negativity with usexpecting our mindset and the place we don’t want to be to somehow end up being something positive in the long run. I know for me, two negatives rarely make a positive. (Unless it’s math but math is weird.)

From an early age, my parents instilled this thought into me:

“There is good in everything.”

Take the place you don’t…

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