Moving

Hey everyone!

I have officially created a new blog called The Thoughts of a Nerd Girl, and that’s where I’m going to be posting most of my stuff from now on.

This blog will be dedicated to information about my novels – the other blog will be dedicated to thoughts and ideas and stuff.

If you want to follow that blog, simply click here

 

I hope to see you all there!

 

Summer Reading

Hello everyone! Sorry for being so absent, but the thing is I haven’t had access to internet for a couple of weeks now, and it’s kind of hard to blog without it – as you can imagine. However, I am now up and running again, and I promise to try and be a little more consistent with my uploads.

As you know, I am a renowned book-aholic/bibliophile/book-addict, but to my utter most surprise, I’ve only read 3 books this summer! Really, I am almost ashamed of myself…

The thing is though, this summer I’ve been so busy with swimming, fantasy conventions, eating and being lazy, that I haven’t had time to read – and yes, that’s all just BS.

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I don’t know why I haven’t been reading, honestly, but I have to begin again. Seriously.

I have a few books lined up – great ones – and once I finish with all of those books, I’m thinking of starting a list of 101 books that you should read before you die. I’ll make it like a sort of project… although I can’t decide if I should make up my own list or just “steal” one from BBC, or something. The thing is, though, that there are a few books that I really want to have on my list -for instance, the Adventures of Sherlock Holmes by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle.

What do you think? Should I make my own list, or “steal” one?

That is the question.

Oh, well, I’m going to go out and enjoy the sun, and I’ll blog with you later!

Have a great summer everyone!

Killing Off Main Characters Makes Me Want to Scream

Hello my fellow internetees! I am upset. Very upset. This blog post is going to contain spoilers and some not-so-kind criticism.

This post might interest you if you watch Game of Thrones – if you don’t, then, maybe not. Although (just to contradict myself) if you like rants, then you’ll probably like this post.

Ok, (SPOILER ALERT!) why in earth did they kill of Robb, Catelyn, and Talisa? This is a DISASTER! And yes, I both italicized and capitalized – that’s how infuriated I am!

I still can’t really believe that they seriously killed off those people – urgh, it’s just so annoying.

I am torn between slapping George R.R. Martin in the face, or falling down and crying in the corner of my room. Not only have I lost the will to live, but I’ve also lost the will to continue with the series.

(That may have been a tad overly dramatic)

Seriously people, it’s one thing if the whole story is about someone dying, or if it’s just the ending of a single story. But when they kill of characters of a TV-series, it’s as if a close friend has died.

And for those of you in the comments section who are going to complain about the fact that I am a relatively wealthy individual, in the wealthiest time period in human history, and I should just be grateful, well, yeah, I do realize that. But them dying still upsets me, and it still hurts when stuff like this happens.

And yes, I do comprehend that the author does this to make the story seem more life like – the fragility and unpredictability of life, and all that – but isn’t the point of these fictional stories supposed to take us away from our own misery? I like to be blissfully oblivious in regards to fiction, and believe in a happy ever after for everyone, but I can’t do that if everyone just keeps on dying!

I know I’m being slightly melodramatic, but, seriously, today just went from a great day to a sucky one

And, although I don’t really like gifs, this occurrence calls for one.

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Thanks, I really needed to rant.

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Has this happened to anyone else? Anyone else feel completely and utterly empty inside because of this? Let me know in the comments section!

An Explanation of Nerdfighteria

Hello fellow internetees! Today’s topic is going to be about… wait for… wait for it… NERDS!

Now, I am a renowned nerd – and I actually like that I’m a nerd. I like that I cry whenever I read The Fault in Our Stars, I like that I can practically recite Star Wars, I like that I get excited whenever a new Game of Thrones episode comes out. All these things are parts of me, that make me, well, me. These are, in my opinion, the better parts.

(I’m also aware that I’m emotionally unavailable – the parting words of my last boyfriend – I’m can be kind of mean, I’m sort of selfish, and I know that I’ve very spoiled, but those are parts about myself that I don’t like…)

So, not completely inexplicably, I became a nerdfighter!

And now you’re probably wondering, “Well, what is a nerdfighter?”

In short, a nerdfighter is someone who instead of being made out of bones and organs and all that stuff, is made entirely out of awesome.

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Nerdfighteria is really just a big community of nerds who love other nerds and who love being nerds.

Anybody can be a nerdfighter – and if you think you are one, chances are that you are a nerdfighter. It’s really not that difficult – just be awesome and you are one.

The writer inside of me is committing suicide from superfluously using “awesome,” but in situations like this, there really is not other option.

If you still have questions, check out the link below (these guys – Hank Green and John Green – are basically the founders of Nerdfighteria) because they explain it better than I just did, or simply ask me in the comments section!

Dftba guys!

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If there are any other nerdfighters out there in the wordpress blogosphere, let me know in the comments section! We nerds got to stick together!

A Creepy Shrine – the John Green Edition

Hello my fellow internetees! So, today I wish to talk about creepy shrines.

You know those 20 OneDirection posters who have in your closet? Or those limited edition Twilight books that no one other than you know about? Yep, that’s your creepy shrine. Everyone has them, so there’s no point in denying it’s existence.

My creepy shrine is about John Green.

Ok, first off, I am not a huge stalker. I don’t know John Green’s exact whereabouts, nor do I know everything about him, nor to I drool over vlogbrother videos at 3 am in the morning. However, I do think that John Green is one of the best writers out there, and I greatly admire his work. His work, not him himself.

I have two posters, and they look like this:

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And I also have all of his books (Looking for Alaska, The Fault in Our Stars, Paper Towns, Will Grayson Will Grayson, An Abundance of Katharines, and Let it Snow).

So, now you’re probably thinking that I am a complete and utter weirdo, but he is a really good writer, and I think that you should check him out.

Also all of his books have really nice themes of acceptance, as well as most of his vlogbrother’s videos, which is always fun to learn more about.

Creepy shrines may be creepy, but hopefully, they have some kind of purpose. Mine is the accepting kind of purpose

Good-bye and good luck with all your present and future endeavors!

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Anybody else have a creepy shrine? Anybody else have a John Green shrine? Let me know in the comments section!

Reading and Eating

Hello my fellow internetees! So, this morning, as I was eating my breakfast (strawberry yogurt and coffee – breakfast for champions), I had a revelation regarding reading and, you guessed it, eating. You see, there are certain foods that are perfect for eating when you are reading, and certain foods that aren’t. These are my “top” 6!

First off, I am going to point out the obvious sustenance of choice for a bibliophile – coffee. Not only is this the one thing that can make you get up in the morning, but it’s also the perfect blend of sweet and bitter, that (for some reason) goes perfectly to whatever book you’re reading.

Observe, tea as a similar effect, but alas, I dislike tea, and therefore never drink it. I’ve been assured by an adamant tea-drinker that this is the case, so even though I don’t drink tea, I know it works.

Hot chocolate is also a nice supplement to your book, but it works best in cold places – I’m from Sweden, so I have a great deal of experience regarding cold places. But if you have a Jane Austen novel and a cup of hot chocolate, everything inside you becomes gooey warm – even when it’s -20 degrees Celsius outside.131392-Student-girl-reading-and-eating-apple

Apples. It’s super easy to get and eat, you can have it in one hand, holding a book in the other. It’s healthy (unless you eat like ten of them – fruit sugar), and delectable. It’s really the ideal food for your fiction.

Pizza… now, the thing about pizza is that it’s super unhealthy and fatty, not to mention the fact that if you eat pizza whilst holding a book, you will undoubtedly get fat on your fingers, which will unquestionably end up on the books – and fatty finger marks on book pages hurt my soul. However, I do understand the deliciousness of the unhealthy fattiness, and so, as long as you have an infinite supply paper towels, it’s pretty good food for when you’re reading.

*On a side note, I would like to point out that pizza is perhaps, more on the “movie side”, rather than the “book side” – but it works for both.

Popcorn may work with your book, but again, the fatness dilemma arises. Popcorn is more of a food for a writer, rather than a reader, but again, if you have paper towels, it may work for you.

*On another side note, this food is perfect for a NaNoWriMo contestant.

In general, avoid food such as pasta, soup, or anything really “slippery”, that could accidently fall onto the pages of your book. Food stains on books, also, hurt my soul.

So, there you have it – the top foods to compliment your reading.

Have a good one!

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Can anybody think of any other foods to go with reading? Was there something I missed? Do you disagree with me? Agree? Let me know in the comments section!

P.s. yes, I’m super hungry right now, and all I can really think about is how I skipped lunch… I’m going to go snack now.

Summer Reading

Hello my fellow Internet addicts! So, first and foremost I should apologize for my absence these last few weeks. I go to school, and (unfortunately) I have homework and finals – everybody who’s ever had to endure this torture will (hopefully) understand that I’ve had more than my hands full.

Don’t get me wrong, I like school just fine, but the homework load I’ve had these past few weeks have been anything but light – not to mention the amount of assessments/projects/tests I’ve had to deal with as well. Again, it’s not that I hate school; it’s just that I’ve had little time for anything else.

On a more cheerful note, I am going to talk about my Summer Reading Plan – I know I sound a bit like an English teacher, but I actually like planning (and, yes I am a bit control-freak/perfectionist – I’m not even going to deny it), as well as the fact that I have a TON of books I wish to talk about.

I have decided to read Game of Thrones. Now, I am already a huge fan of the series – because come on, how could you not love it! – and like any devoted enthusiast, I feel the need to explore every aspect of the Game of Thrones phenomenon. Plus, I want to see what’s happening inside of Jon Snow’s head (and yes, he is my favorite).

I also plan on reading Ender’s Game. I cannot believe that I haven’t read it yet – I am such a disgrace to all of my fellow bibliophiles. Seriously, I just have to read it – and if you haven’t, I encourage you to read it as well.

Let’s see… what else… Oh, yes. I also plan on reading Of Triton, once it is released, as well as Goddess. I’m going to buy these books now that I’ve finished with my exams, as a treat for myself.

I am going to read Timeless, the last of the Parasol Protectorate series. I’ve had it sitting next to me for the past month, but I just haven’t had time to read it yet.

That’s all the books I’ve planned on reading, so far, but you never know which books I might discover in the future.

So many books, so little time.

For those of you who don’t know, and that makes all of you, I have entered a Summer Reading Contest – the contest is that you read 20 books, and write reviews of them on Goodreads. The winners get a signed first addition of a book. I don’t know which book, yet, but come on – a signed addition of any book has me jumping up and down in my chair.

Except a signed addition of Nightshade – I’d burn that book. (No offense, Andrea Cremer… ok, a little offense because seriously… no.)

And just to conclude, I have 8 weeks to read 20 books… ha, they underestimate the power of bookworms!

I’ll be finished in week 1.

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On another note, anybody else have a few books your just dying to read? Anybody got any plans for the summer? Any other Summer Reading Contests?

Let me know in the comments section below!

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The Importance of Bookcases

Anyone who reads my blog should have, by now, realized that there is one thing that I’m truly passionate about.

Reading.

Well, reading and writing, to be perfectly honest, but those two verbs sort of go hand in hand, don’t they?

Now, seeing as I’m a passionate reader, it’s only natural that I purchase novels every now and then, right? Well, I do, and I’ve got myself into quite conundrum… there is no more room in my bookshelves. Granted, I only have two bookcases, but they’ve filled up much too quickly…

So, I decided to go and look on the Internet for a future-solution to my “abundance of books problem”, and I’ve found some very interesting results.419319_367841723319856_286842695_n

My favorite book case was without a doubt the one on the right. When I was a kid, our house had a wine-cellar like this, and it could be that I’m just feeling sentimental, but this is one of the most epic ideas for a bookshelf that I’ve encountered thus far (I read the expression “thus far” in a book and just had to use it!).

Seriously people, this is something I’m definitively going to install in my future home.

YbLTDThe next bookshelf I’m only going to mention because of my love for Doctor Who. It’s actually not a great bookshelf, but I just couldn’t help myself!

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This next little bookshelf I completely adore because, well, look at it! Whenever I see it, I just want to make myself some coffee, grab a good book, and read. And that’s what these bookshelves should do, right? They’re supposed to not only provide a “home” for your books, but they’re supposed to make you want to read. They should be inviting.

Although, I’m not very partial to green – if I’m being perfectly honest…

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Now, I don’t particularly like this in itself, I think it looks a little sloppy, but I love the idea so much that it simply has to be on my Favorite Bookcase List.

Perhaps if the chair was in a more oval shape, so that you can lean… it does look rather uncomfortable, doesn’t it?

But then again, it’s so cute.

I believe I’m conflicted…

Anyway, this was my Favorite Bookcases List, and I hope you enjoyed it – as well as you got an unquenchable need to go and read!

What did you think? Do you agree with me? Disagree with me? Let me know in the comments section bellow!

And yes, I am a proud nerd!

Word of the Week – Laborious

Laborious

“(esp. of a task, process, or journey) requiring considerable effort and time.” (New Oxford American Dictionary)

My homework is almost always excruciatingly laborious.

Hello everyone! So sorry for my absence, but the workload over here has really been piling up due to my upcoming exams – wish me luck!

And yes, my example sentence is a personal statement.