Blogger House Cup

Welcome to Slikerin!

Guys, I’m in Slikerin! Hooray! In case you don’t know what the heck I’m talking about, this is my post for the Blogger House Cup, a competition between various bloggers that’ll win us points, and eventually eternal glory. I don’t know any of the other bloggers in my House, so I’m super excited to start getting to know them. If you haven’t signed up yet, don’t worry, there’s still time. Check out A Very Awkward Blog for more info on this competition. 

BLOGWARTS SCHOOL OF WORDCRAFT AND BLOGGERY OPENS ITS DOORS FOR THE FIRST TIME TO WELCOME ALL BLOGGERS INTO ITS FOUR HOUSES: GRYFFINDRAFT, HUFFLEPOST, RAVENCLICK, AND SLIKERIN. THE HEADMAWKWARD BLOGGER WILL GUIDE YOU THROUGH YOUR ENTIRE SCHOOL YEAR, FROM YOUR SORTING ‘TIL THE HOUSE CUP CEREMOMY, WHERE THE BEST HOUSE WILL BE CROWNED.

Throughout this new community game, hosted by aVeryAwkwardBlogger, many tasks await you to test your courage, kindness, wisdom and ambition. You will work as a team to win as many points as possible, and earn your house the glorious house cup at the end of year ceremony.

REGISTRATION IS OPEN FOR EVERYONE, BLOGGERS AND READERS.
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Let the competition begin! 

Finding Our Feet

Finding Our Feet – It’s Over!!

That’s right, we’ve done it! A little while ago I mentioned that Em, Eve and I were starting a YouTube project for teens (explained in more detail here). And after so many of you amazing people submitted your clips, and a lot of editing from us (alright, mostly Em), we’re done! 

Finding Our Feet

So, if you’re a teen, I strongly recommend you have a look. Honestly, even if you aren’t a teen, some of the tips are so helpful that they’ll probably help you out anyway. They’re all about how to cope as a teenager, basically; we all know it’s not that easy, and it’s really nice to know we aren’t alone. If you did help, go see your pretty feet in the video😛 Thank you to everyone who sent in a clip, we had more than we were expecting, and we love each and every one of you! Your tips are all fantastic. If you couldn’t help out this time, keep watching our blogs. Em and I have already started talking about another project we’re keen on starting that involves you guys, and Eve is working on something else too… 

Most importantly, go give Em’s channel a lot of love. She is FABULOUS, and it was her that came up with this idea, and did the most work on it. Her channel is teeny weeny, and it deserves to be massive. So tell your friends, and comment all of the loves on her channel. 

The video will be live very very soon, and as soon as it’s up you can click on this link here. If you don’t have a YouTube account to comment, tell us on our blogs! Any feedback is appreciated. Thanks everyone who helped us out, and enjoy! 

Exploring My Bookshelves For Everyone

Exploring My Bookshelves (#86) – High School

Exploring My Bookshelves is a weekly meme created over here at Addlepates and Book Nerds, and co-hosted with Shannon @ For the Love of Words. For more info on how it works, have a look here

Exploring My Bookshelves 2016

Books Set In High School

I own a lot of these, unsurprisingly, considering the genre I read the most is young adult. They’re mostly contemporaries, and the ones you’d expect; Fault In Our Stars, Eleanor and Park, Twilight, Harry Potter, etc etc. They’re the kinds of books I really enjoy reading, but they’re hardly ever going to make it to my #1.  Continue reading

Suicide Squad

Suicide Squad; A Disappointed Review

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Ahh, Suicide Squad. Movie of amazing cast, fantastic trailers, and oh so much hype. For DC fans, I think it was great. For me? Not so much… 

Let me explain. It wasn’t the plot (although that wasn’t amazing), it was the characters. What characters?, you might ask. And that would be fair question! Absolutely no one had a good backstory. Every character had one feature, and that was it. Some had family, some had done something wrong, Harley had a boyfriend. Once that one point had flashed up on the screen in some awful video-game esque introduction, we could happily move on. Apparently, that was all we needed for these to be considered well-rounded characters. Not only could they fight, but they have BAGGAGE. 

*crowd oohs and ahhs* Continue reading

Love Balloons

500 Followers?!?

507 now, actually, to be precise. FIVE. HUNDRED. AND. SEVEN. That honestly blows my mind!!! I don’t want to write a big soppy post, but I do want to say a massive thank you to every single person who follows me. You guys are honestly the greatest little blog family, and I don’t know what I’d do without you all. 

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For everyone who has ever liked a post, you’re the best. If you comment, you’re even better, because I love getting into discussions about the pros and cons of a book, or just fangirling over our latest crush. To the people I can consider my internet friends (that’s you, Blog Squad), you’re the greatest ever. It’s crazy that I met my favourite beans just through a little blog! Well, not so little now, right? :P tumblr_n5nhmj3Uo81sfhqi5o7_400

Hmm, it’s getting hard not to go all soppy and meaningful and stuff… I really don’t want to bore you all with those sorts of things though! I do want to do something to say thank you, so if you head over to twitter I’ll be doing a bunch of polls for what sort of posts you guys want to see that will be going up tomorrow. Leave your recommendations below!! And THANK YOU again!

Carmen

Daydreaming; A Guest Post From Carmen

What I love about…Daydreaming.

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Hello, it’s Carmen here, and I do a book blog called My Comfy Reading Corner where I do book reviews among one or two other book/reading related things.

But today, I’m going to talk about something (one of the things) I love, but that I haven’t really been able to do lately:

Daydreaming.

Feeling rushed (both at work and at home), isn’t really a nice feeling, and leaves a person feeling drained.

I thrive on being passionate and excited about things. Sometimes I need to daydream to get ideas. But, I unfortunately need time to be able to daydream, not so? And with most of my time being spent at work, you can imagine what happens when I get home: I try to get my email read, try to catch up on reading (one of the things I do to relax), trying to make time for watching videos on youtube (another thing I do to relax) and going on social media. Other days, I’ll also include blogging/reviewing as well. Trying to do all that in a matter of a four hour period doesn’t always work (and still having to live life in-between). There are also days where I go out (usually on a Wednesday and sometimes on a Sunday when I’m not working). I will say that I have good days (where I get things done and feel like I accomplish something), and then there are days where I’m left feeling absolutely frustrated.

Some days the weather is so nice that I wish I was at home instead of having to work and get things done, letting the perfect moment for daydreaming pass right by me. I feel as if daydreaming can take me to another world.

Though there is one way where I let my mind wonder; and that’s when I’m reading. If the book is really good, I’m able to get absolutely lost in it, and live vivaciously through the characters, and daydream about things that I would love to do if I had more time.

But I do try to get closer to being able to daydream more and let my creative streak take over whenever the urge arises. And let me tell you, it’s going to take a lot of hard work to get there, but I’m hoping to get there…someday.

 

Enjoy,

Carmen.

Yay, thanks for that post Carmen! If anybody else is interested in doing a guest post on my blog about whatever you love, please let me know. I’d love to do a swap with you! 

Exploring My Bookshelves For Everyone