New Year~~

Going to try and not really make any resolutions. They never work out well. Although I do still plan to keep up with the 100+ book challenge. Reading is still my passion, I might not focus so much on reviews though. Or probably change how I do them. I never really enjoyed book reports either 😄 why am I not surprised I fail at reviewing.

 

Heres to a new year. May you lives prosper, your hearts find love and hope and my the seeds of your actions blossom into flowers you could of never imagined.

 

Blessings be upon you

Looking back on the year

Some people usually start thinking about their new years resolutions. I instead decided to focus on my this years evolution. How have I changed, highlights of my year, memories to always keep.

The start of this year marked a year plus since I had gotten my diploma, but a period of time I didnt have a job as well. This last week I celebrated two years since my diploma.

January was not very eventful that I can recall, I joined again for the 100+ book challenge, telling myself Id do more reviews. Which I failed, but thats ok. Im still not sure how I should do reviews anyways. I wanted and tried to do fancy indepth things. But perhaps thats not me. I love reading, I love worlds, I love creativity. So I think Ill try and focus on that more if I do more reviews.

Feb I got a job, it was a happy sorta time. It wasnt a difficult job but it wasnt the greatest one either. In my mind not much room to evolve or change. Im still technically employed with it, despite the fact that I have had no work since oct, and wont until feb.

March was marked by me really trying to get in the groove of the job and getting a book I still HAVE NOT READ. I had Sakuracon right before April, when I left for Alaska for three weeks for work. My job was and is a LOT of travel.

I see looking back I tried to post atleast once a month. Perhaps I will try and continue that but give it some change. Maybe take up different authors and talk about them and the books I love of theirs. I did that a bit talking about Tamora Pierce, or perhaps Ill focus on their worlds. Or the evolution and change of their books to different formats. Maybe Im not good at reviews, but it doesnt mean that I cant fangirl over things. I think Ill also add some anime and manga to it.

Looking back I see that I am me. I will always be me. So please those that do read, stick with Randomly me a while longer. Im looking forward to seeing how I evolve. I may never be a popular or well known book blogger, but I look forward to writing about what I love. And yes that means Im working on my own worlds.

 

The old year is slowly coming to a close.

New year, new days

Keep your heart and your hope on your sleeve

Dont let the negatives

Destroy the positives

And instead seek your own balance

Help those that need

Whether they ask or not

For the sake of simply doing good

Lets ring the year with hope and love

No matter what

And stand for what we want in life

Equality, Love, Hope, Family, and Time

 

 

As always Ill be randomly me 😀

Whats up

So last month for work I spent almost the entire month in Hawaii. Yes Hawaii. We did inventory for the walmarts and while the new place was nice. Im so flipping happy to be home. I get stressed when I dont get to return home, ended up with one break down(atleast) and just so happy to be home. I read a ton while there too, Ill get around to updating my read list here soon hopefully.

Also HELLO OCTOBER. I love Halloween time. And have intentions of going and having fun the weekend before the day. Its gonna be a blast. Ill be home(possibly) to celebrate Halloween this year so I can hand out candy and stuff. Just wish I had a real nice costume/cosplay. So many characters I want to do, no time and or money though *la sigh*

Favorite authors

We all have them, some more then others. Although I will read through a authors cache of published novels and buy up the opportunities for the novellas when they appear. Short stories with a short expiration date. Such as the Anita Blake short story released during the governmental closure. Or the short stories Thea Harrison releases to continue her tale of Peanut(totally adorable).

I fall in love with the worlds created by authors. Its not often the characters that pull me, but the realms. I’ve talked about this before I think, and I love talking about it repeatedly in real life.

I recently got my hands on a old favorite. I had long forgotten the specifics of the series but I knew I loved them. Tamora Pierces Circle of magic series. One I told myself I WOULD OWN. And I’ve started on that path. I have one and four of the first series, and the fourth of the second. I borrowed all the books from the digital library though. All of the first and second series. I even reread her Torall series, Song of the Lioness and the Wild Magic series. Looking to get my hands on protectors of the small and waiting on my hold for The will of the Empress. Got to get my hand on the Tortall short stories. I am a bit amazed though realizing a tie I had never considered before.

 

Minor spoiler, in a book a person gets turned into a tree. And its explained that a balance must be kept, what you do, the reverse will occur somewhere. As such a tree became a person. I remember reading that tale of the tree turned mortal. I had never realized the tie.

 

Im not one for rereading series either. But I realize that if I have forgotten a great deal its worth to reread. And I may reread the books again sometime sooner. Because to me this is a series I learn new things each read.

I remember once reading that the Song of the Lioness series was originally going to be a one shot adult novel. I’m happy that it wasn’t though. Although I’m not really sure that these novels are ‘young adult’ books anymore. But I would suggest them in a heart beat.

Strong female characters, Male characters that hold their own. The change a person undergoes to obtain their dreams or to grow into themselves. The world is one that wouldn’t get old either. Its not like urban books where you will have things lost with time. These books to me are timeless. A must read.

And they aren’t just ‘medieval’ novels. Set in a time passed. No they are a realm of their own. In the Circle series I read a very advances scientific thing they used magic to replicate.

 

AND THE CREATIVITY. I have always loved new twists to old things, or new ways to play old funs. The way she plays magic in both books, the differences in the aspects and interpretation. Not to mention the original sorta magics that you don’t normally see. Its breath taking to me. I adore the creativity that helped me forge my own.

 

22 books in less then a week

I feel great!! I have managed 22 books in less then a week. Each book was great, I caught up in old series. And started new ones. Id have two more books if I got my hand on Rick Riordans Maximum Chase book. Got Apollos but wont read it till after I get that one.

I love reading, I love books, all genres. I love the series I read. I need to update the list to include the links but not feeling productive right now 😄

Books and series loyalty

I love books, not just like, LOVE. Adore them more then I do anything else sometimes. If I had to choose between books and any other hobby. It would be books. And its not a cheap hobby either. Any book lover knows that buying books is not something that you can easily do lightly. Many a bibliophile knows that walking into a book store is a danger zone, because BOOKS.

A lot of the time if I have started a series I will read that series and wait with baited breath for the next. Id wait a long time, holding off on other books for the next.

I get invested, not in the book buying, but in the world that authors create. And even the worlds I try to create. I have often said that I love the world above everything else. You can learn so much about a person from what they write, how they write, and what their characters can achieve.

Yes some books change based off what the current market wants and needs. But they are still a sliver of the mind of someone great. A gift to all those that choose to pick it up.

I HATE pirate sites. I LOVE libraries. At one time I wanted to be a librarian. I can borrow and read anything Im missing and cant get right now. Or get started in a series that I know I will love. Books are not cheap. But they are WORTH IT. Not because they are books, but because they are worlds. They are as I said, slivers of the mind, if not slivers of the heart.

Books can have similar plots, similar stories, be full of tropes and cliches. But each book is still different. Unless its been stolen and names changed, that’s low and stealing.

Books can inspire and push those that need it. We dont always know what to do, and we havent experienced many things. But books can give us what we are missing. Knowledge of what we dont know. Guide us to be better people and find our paths. They help us create our own worlds, love our own life.

We fall in love, cry, burn with anger of a million suns, hate, we feel the pain of those we read about at times. We invest in their lives in a way the characters could never imagine, their pain is our pain, their happiness is our happiness.

Books are portals that let us live a thousand lives, a million options in the minds of others.

Great books are create by great minds. Although they dont always know it.

I love to read, I love to create, I love to write, I love to form a world that I want to share. Because I have read. The authors that I adore have pushed my mind to see imagination, love, hope and fascination with ANYTHING. And I can use that imagination to distract and have fun at ANY time. While working, eating, writing. My dreams are filled with new things because someone else has gifted it to me.

I guess I really just wanted to write more of why I love reading. Why I like writing. Now if only I could finish something.

Many Blessings!

Read for the love!