Thursday, August 20, 2015

Bout of Books: Day 4: Challenge

This challenge is found here with the rules: Kimberly Faye Reads

So here are my picks for this challenge, I hope you enjoy! :)



We will start with the summer since that is the season we are in now:

This book is summer time for me here in Kansas. We get to spend our warm, humid nights with these little lightening bugs, it makes for beautiful scenery and they don't tend to mess with you, they just give you a pretty show, they are performers of the best kind, I'd say ;)




From here we will go in order, so next is Autumn, my favorite season!

It rains a lot here in the Autumn and the leaves are beautiful when they are changing, so this was the best depiction of fall for me!



Winter is next:

We don't tend to get a ton of snow, but we do get some and most of the houses are decorated similar to this for most of the winter season, so this was a good cover to depict how winter is for us here.



And finally Spring, my other favorite season:

I grew up spending a ton of time on my grandparents farm especially during the summer and granted we didn't have a swing like this, we still had so much fun and this swing reminds me of fun that can be had when you are growing up. So, this is my spring book cover.


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Bout of Books 14: Day 3: Recap

Good afternoon everyone! :)

So on day 3, better known as Wednesday of the Bout of Books Read-a-thon, I had a pretty busy day, but I still managed to read from page 77 to 250 in Perfect Chemistry by Simone Elkeles. So that is a total of 173 for the day and a total of 496 pages for the week, so far.

Look out for more posts and challenges the rest of the week. :)



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Wednesday, August 19, 2015

Bout of Books 14: Day 3 Challenge

Here is where you'll find the challenge: Rocky Top Real Talk

She has all of the rules posted, please if you are in the bout of books read a ton, go ahead and check it out. :)

Here is my photo for the challenge:

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Bout of Books 14: Day 2 Recap

I had a ton of homework to do today, so I wasn't able to read any today :( tomorrow I hope tho!



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Monday, August 17, 2015

Bout of Books 14: Day 2 Challenge

Day 2 challenge is here: The Book Monster.

Here are my answers :)

1. A book that begins with B: Babe in Boyland by Jody German








2.A book I'm going to read during the read-a-thon: Perfect Chemistry by Simone Elkeles








3. A Blue Book: A Fault in Our Stars by John Green








4. Books from favorite genre: A whole stack of them, I will give names and authors if anyone needs to know, so just ask. :)










5. My full TBR Shelves: I have 3 shelves full of books I need to read.










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Bout of Books 14: Day 1 Recap

I read so much today, I just had some major downtime and I decided that reading was the best way to fill my time.

Starting out the day I cracked open A Hot Glue Gun Mess by Mr. Kate. Such a great book! I loved that it was just different stories with corresponding DIY projects at the end of each story. I totally adore Mr. Kate, I watch her YouTube videos and Snapchat, she is so funny! I say check this book out, it is worth it.

I read all 246 pages of this book early on in the day.

After that I picked up Perfect Chemistry by Simone Elkeles. I love the back and forth between chapters, I love dual view books. I like that she isn't tied to being politically correct in writing this book. Also, she is speaking about real life things that actually happen to lots of people. So far, good book.

I read 77 pages today of this book.

That brings me to a total of: 323 pages for today! :)


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Bout of Books: 14: TBR List

I am not sure I will get through all of these, I just want to have options.

1. A Hot Glue Gun Mess by Mr. Kate
2. Perfect Chemistry by Simone Elkeles
3. My Life in Black and White by Natasha Friend
4. The Year We left Home by Jean Thompson
5. Just Kids by Patti Smith
6. Nineteen Minutes by Jodi Picoult
7. Story of a Girl by Sara Zarr
8. The Bookstore by Deborah Meyler
9. What Alice Forgot by Liane Moriarty
10. Rise Again at a Decent Hour by Joshua Farris



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This Week's Playlist: 08/17-08/23

Here is this weeks playlist:

1. Janie's Got a Gun - Areosmith
2. King of Anything - Sara Bareilles
3. When a Womans Fed Up - R. Kelly
4. This is What Rock and Roll Looks Like - Porcelain Black & Lil' Wayne
5. You're Beautiful - James Blunt
6. Breathless - Corinne Bailey Rae
7. Rock it 'Til You Drop it - Fefe Dobson
8. Kiss 'n Tell - Ke$ha
9. Close Your Eyes - Meghan Trainor
10. Stuck Like Glue - Sugarland


Hope you enjoy! :)





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Bout of Books 14: Fictional World Travel Challenge!

Here is my challenge from Between Library Shelves:


1. P.S. I Love You - Cecelia Ahern [Ireland]
2. Various Positions - Martha Schabas [Canada]
3. Stolen: A Letter to my Captor - Lucy Christopher [Australia]
4. The Summer Book - Tove Jansson [Finland]
5. Extras [Uglies #4] - Scott Westerfeld [Japan]
6. The Secret Garden - Francis Hodgson Burnett [India]





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Sunday, August 9, 2015

This Weeks Playlist: 08/09 - 08/16

This playlist is compiled of songs that are currently being played in a playlist on my iPhone. Enjoy. :)

1. Glory Box - Portishead
2. Landslide - Oh Wonder
3. Nice & Slow - Usher
4. Twice - Little Dragon
5. The Party & The After Party - The Weeknd
6. Promise - Ciara
7. Shake it Out - Florence & the Machine
8. Remember Me - Wiz Khalifa & The Weeknd
9. Any Time, Any Place - Janet Jackson
10. Finally Moving - Pretty Lights


That's it. I wish there were more, but not this week.
Have a great Monday and the rest of your week everyone! :)


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Bout of Books Read-A-Thon: 14

Starting on the 17th we will be starting another read-a-thon... I am so excited! :)

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, August 17th and runs through Sunday, August 23rd in whatever time zone you are in. Bout of Books is low-pressure. There are challenges, giveaways, and a grand prize, but all of these are completely optional. For all Bout of Books 14 information and updates, be sure to visit the Bout of Books blog. - From the Bout of Books team

Bout of Books

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Monday, May 18, 2015

Bout of Books 13 Wrap Up!

Hey Everyone! :)

So we wrapped up the bout of books read-a-thon last night!

The last 2 days I read from 200 to 230 and then on day 7 I read from 230 to 275. I read almost the whole book. lol. I was just busy this week, I hate when I am too busy to read much.

I plan to do much better on the next read-a-thon in August! :)

Ok, thats it for tonight.

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Saturday, May 16, 2015

Bout of Books Read-a-Thon Day 5 Review

Hi everyone! :)

So yesterday I didn't update, I was so busy. I hate that. But I also didn't read any the day before.

But, I did end up reading from page 150 to 200 before bed last night. So, there is the upside. lol

Hope you guys are having a good weekend! :)


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Thursday, May 14, 2015

Bout of Books 13 Read-a-Thon Day 3 Review

Hi everyone! :)

It is another short one today. I have to be up early for an interview at a new job that will bring me much more money and time at home with my family. Wish me luck! :)

So yesterday, I was so busy, so I was only able to read from page 55 to 150... I am off this weekend and my family will be in a different state, so I have the house to myself. I plan to read a ton! :)

Have a wonderful weekend everyone!!!

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Wednesday, May 13, 2015

Bout of Books 13 Day 2 Review

This is a quick post because I am leaving for work soon!

I read from page 17 to 55 in Papertowns by John Green.

So, my grand total is 55 pages so far. lol

Sorry so short! More tomorrow!

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Tuesday, May 12, 2015

Bout of Books 13: Day 1 Review and Day 2 Challenge: Character Face Off

Hey everyone! :)

Well, I didn't have a ton of extra time today to read, so I only read just a bit.

I started and got to page 17 in Papertowns by John Green. I am loving it so far, but well I mean it is John Green, so of course it is gonna be great! :)

Here is also day 2 challenge by LuLo Fangirl:

Opponent #1: Evan Mathews - The Breathing Series by Rebecca Donovan
Who: Lead guy who is in love with Emily Thomas
Pros: Loves music, Photographer, World Traveler, and always there when needed.
Cons: Adrenaline junkie, assumes to much, and misunderstands certain situations.

Opponent #2: Cal Logan - What If by Rebecca Donovan
Who: Lead guy who's in love with Nicole Bentley/Nyelle Preston
Pros: Never cared what others think of him, avoids conflict, has all female best friends, and is a all around good guy.
Cons: Always has a girlfriend but it never lasts more than 3 weeks.

Winner: Evan Mathews
Why: Partly because I had 3 books to get to know Evan, but also because I love that he is a photographer, music lover, and world traveler, those are all things I love to do or want to do. Plus, he is undeniably in love with Emily and is really there for her in all her craziness. You gotta love a guy like that. lol

Thats my answer for the challenge.

Hope you guys signed up and are enjoying the read-a-thon!


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Monday, May 11, 2015

Bout of Books 13 Read-A-Thon Day 1 Challenge: Bookish Survey

Hi Everyone! :)

Today is day 1 of the Bout of Books 13 Read-A-Thon and also the day for the first challenge.
Lori over at Writing My Own Fairy Tale has come up with the first challenge called "Bookish Survey". Here is my past for the challenge. :)

1. How do you organize your shelves?
-Top Shelf is my already read books and they are in alphabetical order
-2nd - 4th shelves are my TBR shelves and they are color coordinated.

2. What is one of your favorite books that's not in one of your favorite genres?
-The Divergent Series

3. Last 5 star book you read?
-What If by Rebecca Donovan

4. What book are you most excited to read during the Read-A-Thon?
-Papertowns - John Green

5. What book do you recommend most?
-The Breathing Series by Rebecca Donovan

I would love to hear from you, please leave me some comments and tell me anything you want! :)

Have a great week everyone! :)


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Tuesday, May 5, 2015

TBR List for Bout of Books 13

Hi everyone! :)

Well, it is that time again, Bout of Books Read-a-Thon!

So, here is my TBR list for the read-a-thon.

1. Papertowns - John Green
2. I Think I Love You - Allison Pearson
3. My Life in Black and White - Natasha Friend
4. The Year We Left Home - Jean Thompson
5. Nineteen Minutes - Jodi Picoult
6. Allegiant - Veronica Roth
7. 4 Blondes - Candace Bushnell
8. Lipstick Jungle - Candace Bushnell
9. One Fifth Avenue - Candace Bushnell
10. Sex and The City - Candace Bushnell


It is a bit of an ambitious list, but I wanna make sure I have plenty to choose from. :)

I hope you will join the read-a-thon, it will be lots of fun!


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Bout of Books 13: Sign Up Post

I am excited to do this read-a-thon next week! Join in if you want! :)


Bout of Books
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, May 11th and runs through Sunday, May 17th in whatever time zone you are in. Bout of Books is low-pressure. There are challenges, giveaways, and a grand prize, but all of these are completely optional. For all Bout of Books 13 information and updates, be sure to visit the Bout of Books blog. - From the Bout of Books team

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Sunday, March 29, 2015

This Weeks Playlist: Random Selection

Hi everyone! :)

This weeks playlist:

1. Love You Like a Love Song - Selena Gomez and The Scene
2. Peaches and Cream - 112
3. All of Me - John Legend
4. What if I Was Nothing - All That Remains
5. Best Day of My Life - American Authors
6. Beautiful Lie - 30 Seconds to Mars
7. Dune Buggy - Presidents of the United States of America
8. Pump It - Black Eyed Peas
9. Remix to Ignition - R. Kelly
10. Like it's Her Birthday - Good Charlotte
11. My Songs Know What You Did in the Dark - Fall Out Boy
12. Big, Black Horse and a Cherry Tree - KT Tunstall
13. Birthday Cake - Rihanna
14. Psycho - 12 Stones
15. Comeback - Redlight King
16. This is How it Feels - The Veronicas
17. High as a Kite - Violent Femmes
18. Take Me as I am - Faith Hill
19. Use Somebody - Kings of Leon
20. My Last - Big Sean and Chris Brown
21. White Wedding - Billy Idol
22. Beep = Pussycat Dolls
23. Fucked Up Kids - The Maine
24. Lollipop - Framing Hanley
25. Shake it Off - Taylor Swift



Have a Great Week Everyone! :)



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A Few Favorite Movie Quotes!

Hi everyone! :)


So, I love movies. Plain and simple. I spend plenty of time watching them as I work at my desk, that's for sure. lol. So, I decided to share a handful of them. Maybe one of your favorites will be in the list, if so, let me know! :)












1. "I like Patricia. I love Patricia. Patricia makes coffee nervous." - You've Got Mail (Circa: 1998)
2. "You have a freak flag. You just don't fly it." - The Family Stone (Circa: 2005)
3. "And we were dressed head to toe in love... The only label that never goes out of style." - Sex and the City:Movie (Circa: 2008)
4. "I just want them to know that they didn't break me." - Pretty in Pink (Circa: 1986)
5. "That's very Zen of you, you must smoke pot." - Dead Like Me (Circa: 2004)





Everyone have a great week! :)


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Wednesday, March 25, 2015

Favorite Lyrics of the Week

Hi Everyone!!! :)

So, I have been listening to a lot of music lately, so I wanted to share some of my favorite lyrics from recently. :)

1. "I can't be sure I know just what we're fighting for." - What If I Was Nothing - All That Remains
2. "Just one touch and I'm on fire... One touch and I'm crying... 'Cause you're so beautiful..." - Beautiful - Him
3. "I used to say I'm sorry... For all the stupid shit you've done... So now I'm really sorry, sorry for being the apologetic one..." - Dead To Me - Melanie Martinez
4. "It's probably better we're not together... The worlds on fire, it's a fucked up mess..." - Little Sister - New Medicine
5. "He held my heart and let it go. Ice cream upon a summer's day. Beginning sweetness never stays..." - Bittersweet Tragedy - Melanie Martinez
6. "What kinda love would black ya eye? What kinda love every night make ya cry? What kinda love make ya wish he would die?" - Love is Blind - Eve and Faith Evans
7. "You're a ramblin' man. You ain't ever gonna change. You got a gypsy soul to blame and you were born a leavin'." - Colder Weather - Zac Brown Band
8. "I guess I'm feeling just a little tired of this and all the baggage that seems to still exist." - You'll Think of Me
9. "The rest of the world was black and white, but we were in screaming color." - Out of the Woods - Taylor Swift
10. "We'll make them swoon, make it hurt, just a little... We're the boys and the girls and the freaks in the middle." - Freaks - The Hawks in Paris


Coming Up:











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Monday, March 2, 2015

This Weeks Playlist: All Country All The Time

Hi everyone! :)

This Week's Playlist: All Country All the Time


1. Fake ID - Big & Rich
2. Fancy - Reba
3. Grandpa - Justin Moore
4. Cruise - Florida Georgia Line
5. I Miss Billy the Kid - Billy Dean
6. That's How Country Boys Roll - Billy Currington
7. I Miss My Friend - Darryl Worley
8. Beautiful You - Lee Brice
9. You're Not in Kansas Anymore - JoDee Messina
10. Maybe it Was Memphis - Pam Tillis
11. This Kiss - Faith Hill
12. Texas Tornado - Tracy Lawrence
13. Good as I Was to You - Lorrie Morgan
14. Songs About Me - Trace Adkins
15. Comeback Song- Darius Rucker
16. Angry All the Time - Tim McGraw
17. Lookin' For a Good Time - Lady Antebellum
18. What Do You Want - Jerrod Niemann
19. 8 Second Ride - Jake Owen
20. Crazy Girl - Eli Young Band


Coming Up:
Dress That Book: The Liar, The Bitch, and The Wardrobe by Allie Kinsley



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Top 5 Most Used Apps For My iPhone and iPad...

Hi Everyone! :)


So, I wanted to try something a little different then I normally do. Branching out can be fun! So, this is about the top 5 apps I use on my iPhone and iPad, so there is a total of 10 but some are repeated.

Let's start with my iPhone. I have a white iPhone 5c, I have had it since this past May. I love it, I am an Apple/Mac girl so I have an iPhone, iPad, and Macbook Pro (and soon I hope to have an iMac too!). These are not necessarily in an order to be honest. I use all of them close to the same amount.

1. Instagram - We all know what this is. lol.
2. FB Messenger - I run a model group, and FB messenger is how we communicate, so I am on it constantly.
3. IMDb - I love pop culture and learning about "famous" people and who was in what and who wrote or directed what and all that kind of stuff, so this app satisfies that for me easily.
4. Google Maps - I use Google Maps for well everything. Of course the standard to find where I am going, but also for phone numbers to places, reviews about places, to find out what the hours are at a business, and even their website.
5. Snapchat - My best friends use this app all of the time, so I had no choice but to get into it. It isn't my favorite, but it can be fun for sure.



Ok, so for my iPad 2. I just bought it earlier this month, but since it is essentially the same thing as my phone, it was an easy transition into using it.

1. Instagram - see a repeat, lol
2. FB Messenger - another repeat
3. Facebook - Yeah I spend a good amount of time on FB on my iPad, it is just easier to read everything
4. Snapchat - Yep, you got it, another repeat
5. Phase 10 and Skip Bo - I love card games and my boyfriend hates playing cards, so I use the apps to satisfy that side of me. lol.



Coming Up:

Have a great weekend! :)

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Wednesday, February 25, 2015

Twenty Random Questions About Me...

Hi Everyone! :)
















I just wanted to share a bit about myself in the way of a list, because well I am sure by now you have noticed I adore lists. lol.


1. What's your middle name? Rana. Said like Rene only with more of an "a" sound.
2. How old are you and when is your birthday? I will be 34 on March 8th.
3. How many animals do you have and what kind? 5 dogs. 3 bullies, 1 rat terrier/Italian greyhound, and 1 rat terrier/chihuahua
4. Last show you finished on Netflix? Friends.
5. Favorite Flower? Tigerlilies and Carnations
6. Favorite Book(s)? The Breathing Series by Rebecca Donovan
7. Dream vacation spot? Canada
8. Favorite Color? Mint Green
9. Kiddos? 2 boys, 15 and 13
10. Favorite Book Genre? YA and Romance
11. Favorite Planner? DIY planner
12. Favorite Pens? Sharpie pens and Frixion Pens
13. How tall are you? 5'4
14. Relationship status? Partnered, just over 2.5 years
15. Favorite drink? Dr. Pepper, Iced vanilla caramel soy chi latte
16. What type of car you drive? '97 Mazda Pick-up and '10 Nissan Altima
17. What kind of phone do you have? iPhone 5c
18. Favorite City? Wichita, Kansas
19. Favorite shoes? flip flops
20. Favorite quote? "Speak Your Mind, Even If Your Voice Shakes." -Maggie Kuhn


Coming Next:





















Have a wonderful rest of your week!

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Sunday, February 22, 2015

This Weeks Playlist: The '90's Edition

Hey everyone! :)


1. Slide - The Goo Goo Dolls
2. Good Riddance [Time of Your Life] - Green Day
3. Bittersweet Symphony - The Verve
4. Loser - Beck
5. Everything You Want - Vertical Horizon
6. Iris - The Goo Goo Dolls
7. Jumper - Third Eye Blind
8. No Rain - Blind Melon
9. She's So High - Tal Bachman
10. Never Let You Go - Third Eye Blind
11. Yourself or Someone Like You - Matchbox 20
12. Say It Ain't So - Weezer
13. Smells Like Teen Spirit - Nirvana
14. If You Could Only See - Tonic
15. Closing Time - Semi Sonic
16. Self Esteem - Offspring
17. The Distance - Cake
18. Meet Virginia - Train
19. Welcome to Paradise - Green Day
20. You Outta Know - Alanis Morrisette


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Enjoy your week! :)

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