Thursday, January 12, 2017

2017 Reading Challenge

How original right? Well for me it is original because I have never tried to read an X amount of books in a year, and I am honestly not going to assign a number. I really just want to try reading and enjoying more books, so when I am done with one I will start another and keep it going continually like that.

When I was younger I really enjoyed spending my Friday nights at a bookstore called Borders, I am not sure if they are even around anymore honestly, but anyways, I really enjoyed looking at all the books and I know it is horrible, but I tend to judge a book by its cover, presentation is everything to me, that and good four star review on Amazon.

As I was walking around Barnes & Nobles I came across these two books you see in the picture.
We have always lived in a castle, was a employee recommendation and I must admit the cover intrigued me, and The Land of Stories was right next to it, I know it is a children's book, but a good book is a good book no matter what intended age group, am I right?

So I settled on getting these books, however I always price check on Amazon, it is nice being a prime member and knowing that your books would arrive in two days. So if there was a significant price gap,  I usually order it right then and there on my phone. This is when I discovered that Amazon made their app ridiculously even more convinient (Hey if you do not have the App if you use my code ALIXA3431N you will get $5.00 off your first purchase using the app and I will get $5.00 too, sounds like a win win situation )  and all you have to do now is let is scan the cover of the book and it pulls it up automatically. This was entertaining for me to do, so I spent the next twenty minutes doing just that. I am a Information Technology major so n a t u r a l l y it had me all giddy.

Based on the reviews of these books I think I will enjoy them, however only time will tell, I will be sure to write a review once I am done. If I end up liking one I would love to set up a Amazon giveaway of one of them for one of you!

Let me know what books you are reading or plan on reading, I love recommendations.

With All Hope,


Tuesday, January 3, 2017

2017 : The year I will start a blog and actually keep up with it

Sorry for the long title, but I felt that it was most fitting.

New year, New ambitions, resolutions, dreams and hopes.

It is pretty much everyones mindset currently. Not a bad thing, I like resolutions, I think that when people are positive and hopeful they put out that positive energy to the universe and I know that we can all use that right now, regardless if those resolutions are followed through or not.

So here is one of mine, to start a blog. Why? because I want too, I want something that will inspire creativity and passion. Something to call my own. My life may not be as interesting as others out there, but it is mine and I believe that somewhere out there in the cyber world there are others who have the same interest as mine, same questions, but also others who have opposite interests, who will enlighten my way of thinking.  This is something I most look forward too.

I am not a writer, I am not a professional blogger, so do not be surprised if I have a few grammatical errors, I will try my best to avoid them.

 I am just a normal person typing out my thoughts and hoping to get a few thoughts in return.

I hope to travel more, embrace new things and never forget past things. If you happened to stubble upon my blog, what are your 2017 wishes and resolutions? I would love to read about them.

With all Hope,