Saturday, November 11, 2017

October Book Haul & Wrap-Up (but not really) + Life Updates!

Hello, everyone! Wow, it has been a month. I feel like so much has happened to me in my life recently that the past month just flew by before I could even fathom that it was in fact October. Now, we're already in November LIKE WHAT.

Before we start off this book haul, I will start by just telling you all right now that I literally only read two books this month. 


Those books being a manga and an actual novel as follows:

As you can tell, my reading game was ON POINT. I'm still crying over my sad little wrap up for October, I've literally had ZERO time to read much of anything let alone blog and relax and, well, BE HUMAN. Anyway, keep reading to see what I bought this month if you're interested or skip ahead to a few life updates that I have for y'all that will hopefully let me off the hook for being a horrible blogger this past month? No? Maybe? FORGIVE ME.


The Walled City by Ryan Graudin - Half Price Books - $3
Turtles All the Way Down by John Green - Half Price Books - $15.99 (Signed Copy)



Mama by Jonas Blue - Google Play - $1.29
Mamita by CNCO - Google Play - $1.29
Victim of Love by Sanjoy feat. ARS, Stephen Rezza, Elliott Yamin - Google Play - $1.29
6AM by J. Balvin feat. Farruko - Google Play - $1.29

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(Click picture to see my full unboxing of both albums!)

7for7 by GOT7 (Magic Hour Version & Golden Hour Version) - Amazon - $41.99



First off, I dyed my hair midnight blue.

Okay bye.

JUST KIDDING. I'm not done yet, people. Geez. You can't rush me here, I've got a lot to update you guys on.

It's been pretty busy these last few weeks for me and I've even gone so far as to take a mini social media break in which I haven't posted in almost a week. YIKES. And this is coming from someone who has an Instagram addiction. Anyhoo, I've needed some time off from blogging and bookstagramming for several reasons. The major one being that I recently put in my two weeks at one of my jobs, a place I've worked at for almost a year.

Not going to lie, I'm really going to miss working there. Yes, it was stressful at times and difficult customers didn't make things easier BUT it was the friendly and funny customers that made it all worth it. Like seriously, I've had children hug me, puppies and dogs lick my hand and even had a mom of 30 years of age and her six-year-old have an hour-long conversation with me about how much we loved BTS, it was legit. However, my work there got to the point where I simply just didn't think it was worth it anymore.

I'm currently saving up for college, a car, have bills to pay, and it was difficult to put money towards that with what I was making at my job. It was saddening when I finally made my decision to leave since my co-workers were freaking awesome to work worth and I fully believe I have the greatest boss ever, but it's time for me to move on and grow up. Ew, adulting. Stay young, kids.

Another reason why I've been absent is because I'm simply putting too much stress on myself. I'm an overachiever through and through, and I'm not going to lie, I was starting to get really down about how I never have time for anything or anyone. I poured everything into working at both jobs, wanting to be the best at what I could do, working hard, and helping out as much as possible, often working overtime. I started to get a little depressed once I started thinking about how I don't have time to blog, read, write, and most importantly, paint. I'm an artist and am always looking for inspiration, but when I realized a couple weeks ago that the last painting I did was from four months ago, it hit me. I needed to lighten my load. 

On top of that, I've been handling some health issues I've had for the past few years and am slowly seeing that I've neglected to take care of myself due to taking on too much. It's important that you always work hard to stay happy and healthy and somehow, I forgot to do just that. I'm excited and sad to be letting some things go and moving on and forward but I'm also looking forward to whatever lies ahead for me.

So that might not have been the longest wrap-up and book haul for you guys but I hope you all have enjoyed reading this post regardless. I kind of got a little dark there at the end (WHOOPS) so here's something to lighten the mood:

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Okay, I'm done now. I really hope you all enjoyed this post and I'll see you next time hopefully when I post again. I promise it will be sometime THIS month. You have my word. Read on, bookworms! See you in the next chapter!

Friday, October 27, 2017

Album Unboxing #4: "7For7" by GOT7 (Biggest Unboxing YET!)

Hello, eveyone! Today I'm super excited to be bringing you all this album unboxing that I've been DYING to post but life happens and well, time doesn't like being my friend so yeah.

ANYHOO, since there's kind of a lot to show you guys I'll get right into the unboxing. If you're interested, keep reading to see all that this album contains and if you choose to do so, please check out my previous album unboxings if you would like to as well.


Okay, so, confession time. The reason why this unboxing is going to be kind of long, or at least longer than my previous ones, is simply because I bought both versions of the same album.


I honestly couldn't decide which version I wanted more, plus I wanted both versions so there. This happened. I REGRET NOTHING. Let's get into the unboxing instead of focusing on my lack of self-control.

So first, let's go over the different versions. The first one is the MAGIC HOUR and the second is the GOLDEN HOUR. I can't decide which one I like more since they both have slightly different themes and aesthetics.

They both came with a good amount of things and you know how much I love things like OMG GIMMEE.
Let's start with this version, the GOLDEN HOUR I'm assuming since it's . . . well, golden looking. I will say that right off the bat I loved the theme of this one more than the other just because who doesn't love a sunset or dusk? It's so relaxing and refreshing.

This version of the album came with these three photocards, one of which being the shape of a triangle. I'm guessing if you're able to collect all seven triangle shaped cards, they're meant to be connected since on the back, it has writing on it. There's also a faint printing of what looks to be part of the GOT7 emblem which is pretty darn cool.

Not sure if I'll ever be able to collect all seven triangle photocards but hey, it's still fun to know there's a reason to try. Anyhoo, this the end of the unboxing for the GOLDEN HOUR so let's go ahead and move onto the unboxing of the next version. If you're still reading this, THANK YOU I LOVE YOU LET'S BE BESTIES. Okay, moving on.

And here we have the MAGIC HOUR. This album's aesthetic is seriously EVERYTHING OMG. It's so pretty and calming and it makes me happy. I forgot to mention that both albums came with these cool little postcard booklets which is really satisfying to look through.

The photography for both are so pretty and magical in a sense. 

Not that I'll be sending these to anybody, I don't think I could ever bring myself to part with any of them because, you know, I'm just a TINY bit of a HUGE fan of GOT7. Just a little one, not much. Obviously.

I freaking love the theme of this version of the album. I definitely love the photography of this album more than the other even though I love both. The photography for this one is a little more contemporary with a -in-the-moment vibe to it. Sorry, I'm an art student, I notice these things and describe them with strange words. 

BUT YOU GET WHAT I MEAN, RIGHT? Yes? Okay, thank you.

This album came with these three photocards, including the triangle shaped one. I plan on using the triangle ones as bookmarks since they're just too cool looking. Hopefully, I don't end up losing them or damaging them because then I would cry. Like a lot. More than I did while reading "Allegiant" and "The Fault In Our Stars."

And now for the photocard packs! I seriously love opening these little packets, it's just so satisfying.

As always, these were double sided and I got one with both albums. Now that I have all these photo cards, I seriously need to figure out a way to use them instead of letting my stack of photocards continue to grow. And grow. And grow. 

Excuse me while I cry in shame.

Okay I'm good, let's actually see these photocards instead of making you read more of my babble that no one has time for.


     Okay, no words needed. 

And last but certainly not least, the posters as the finale. I will say that it always makes me laugh a little at how huge these posters are. I've only ever received one actual small poster . . . and it's not even a poster, more like a flyer meant to be placed in the album booklet.

One of these days I should do a haul of all of my posters, it's almost as big as my book collection, I swear.

I think this one is my favorite of the two since it's just so pleasing to look at . . . for a number of reasons and not just because of the actual scenery in the background.

I would love to hang this one on my wall should I ever get over my weirdness about posters. Cross your fingers because my posters are so sad in their little box. 

So that is it for this album unboxing! I'm sorry if this post was whoa long and if you took the time to read it all, I applaud you. I've been horrible, positively HORRIBLE at keeping up with writing posts, reading my favorite blogs and commenting on their posts so hopefully, I can get back to being active in that way. It will take some time but I'm confident I can eventually get into some sort of groove with it all. Anyhoo, thank y'all so much for reading if you did, and please leave me a comment on what your current favorite song is, whether it be a new release or a throwback track. 

Read on, bookworms! See you in the next chapter!

Wednesday, October 11, 2017

September Book Haul and Wrap-Up!

Happy October, everyone! I've been having a good month so far and I hope all of yours have been super great! I'm actually just a tiny bit annoyed at the time that I'm writing this since I spent an HOUR typing everything up and adding in all the pictures and links . . . and it all got deleted.

Sometimes the refresh button TRULY hates me.

Anyhoo, I managed to type everything out again and it was actually quicker this time around? No idea how that happened but I'm glad and rolling with it. I had a pretty good month of book-buying, however, because of all the adulting I've been doing (SOMEONE SEND HELP) I've barely had time to read much of anything like blogs or comments, let alone books.

I'm going to try my very hardest to manage my time wisely and set aside that time for some relaxing with reading. I hope to post at least one post every week whether it be bookish or not so be sure to stay tuned if you're interested in seeing what I have planned for my next few posts. Now, without further ado, here's my book haul and wrap-up!




The Secret Of Red Gate Farm by Carolyn Keene (1931 Edition) - Library - $1.00
The Sign Of The Twisted Candles by Carolyn Keene (1933 Edition) - Library - $1.00
Unashamed by Lecrae Moore - Hobby Lobby - $8.99
Skinny by Ibi Kaslik - Thrift Store - $0.25




ALL THINGS WORK TOGETHER by Lecrae - Target - $15.99
LOVE YOURSELF承 'Her' by BTS - Amazon - $21.99


LOVE by kirstin™ - Barnes and Noble - $13.99
COLLAGE by The Chainsmokers - Barnes and Noble - $15.99
FALLEN by Evanescence - Barnes and Noble - $15.99

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