Wednesday, June 29, 2016

Another tag: The White Girl Tag

Hello all,
I hope you don't mind I am doing another tag blog post so soon after the last one, but I think given my reader, this will be fine. So, without further ado: onto the tag!


1. Favourite Starbucks drink?


I have a couple of go-tos. I like to drink certain things in certain seasons. I follow this rule rather explicitly. So for the colder months I enjoy : an chai tea latte (I liked the Oprah one, but a barista told me they didn't do that anymore *sad face*), actually that's about it, in the cold months. In the warm months I like to mix it up with an iced chai tea latte! I also like the Green tea frap, and the Passion tea lemonade and Peach Green tea lemonade, which have the added bonus of being somewhat cheap (by starbucks standards!)

2. How long does it take you to get ready in the morning?


Honestly, anywhere from 15 minutes of "oh crap gotta leave this second" to 45 minutes.

3. How many selfies do you take on a daily basis?
I don't take selfies all that often, but when I do I take a lot. Like 20 at a time. I think it's because I don't update things like instagram, twitter, or facebook all that often, so when I do I like it to be a good picture. Plus, I always forget(?) to take selfies while doing things, so they are usually done at my house when I have time! So I am going to say 1 average given all this data.

4. How many IG followers and pics do you have?
What an apt question. 175 posts (I swear they are not all selfies XD!) and 42 followers. I have 3 that want to follow me, but I haven't decide if they are spam or not.

5. Do you ever say "LOL" or "OMG" out loud?

Not really? I may have said OMG, but I doubt it.

6. Do you wear the same clothing item more than once?
Yes? I mean, if you mean I wear it before throwing it away, of course, but if you mean do I wear it once before washing it mostly yes, unless I was just out quickly.

7. Are you racist?
Uhm. This is both a bit of an offensive question and a stupid one. First, I do not like the insinuation that being a white girl means being racist. Second, who would answer yes to that? (Making it an ineffective question - if you want more than one answer). The term "racist" is a negative term; I would not be all that surprise to hear racist statements starting with "I am not racist but...". The answer I would give to this question is no, but of course it would be.
 
8. How many tweets do you have?
348
9. Instagram, Twitter, or Tumblr?
Instagram. I don't use twitter much, and I don't know much about Tumblr

10. What do you spend most of your time doing?
I don't know, I guess overall it would be sleep? Recently it would be cleaning, reading, and playing overwatch. I hang out a decent amount with my friends, but I doubt it would be "most", so I think I am going to go with sleep because I literally spend like 1/3 of my day asleep (8 hours).

11. Who are your favourite youtubers?
Well, I like a lot of booktubers, and beauty tubers. I have a lot of favorites though. CPG grey, Climb the Stacks, GlitterOCD, Biohazardous beauty - I don't know there are a lot.

12. How often do you do your nails?
I like to do them as often as needed. Meaning, I like to have nail polish that is unchipped. My guess, in an ideal world where this is always accomplished, about twice a week?

13. Are you a shopaholic?
Hm, if you mean it in a pithy way, then yeah I like to shop! If you mean it in a "this is a serious issue and you should talk to someone" I will say that I need to work to be good with  my money (and it is something that ideally I would be better with), but I doubt I am going to shop us out of house and home.

14. How many times have you watched Mean Girls?
Like 5. It's a good movie, but not one of my favorites.

15. Do you own a lot of clothes?
Yes and no. I think I own the right amount of clothes. By this I mean most everything in my closet is worn and loved. When something gets ripped/broken/old I throw it out, so I feel like everything in my closet works for it's space, but I will say there isn't a heck of a lot of space to spare!

16. Do you take pictures of your food before you eat it?
No. I eat my food.

17. Do you wear makeup everyday?
Nope! On days where I think my skin looks good enough that I won't be self-conscious (or I am really lazy and say "fuck it"), then I don't. I don't wear makeup at home, usually, and I don't usually wear makeup if I am going to be out for a short period of time (and/or) not really seeing anybody. Honestly, I wear makeup like 3 days out of 7.

18. What are your average grades in school?
In highschool I was a pretty mediocre student, in university I have improved on that somewhat, I guess.
19. How do you usually style your hair?
I don't. Hair can be so difficult to deal with. I have 7 main styles : down, up in a nifty top knot, up in a less nifty lazy bun, in a pony tail, put into a braid, put into two braids, in two buns. I don't do anything fancy. I wore short hair for a long time because I liked it, but also because it was very easy.

20. Do you always look presentable?
Nah.

Thursday, June 23, 2016

The intimidating book tag!

Hello world! I was tagged to do this by my glittery obsession in this video : https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EnCWkfybuJM , which is great because I think this may be my favorite book tag to watch!

1. A book you've been unable to finish
 A book I started, then put back on the shelf because I never seemed to progressed in it, would be The 19th Wife. I am not sure there was anything particularly wrong with this book; I just wasn't feeling it. I didn't want to read it anymore, even though I got over half way. 


2. A book you haven't read because you just haven't had the time
Well, that could be a lot of books, but I will go with Count of Monte Cristo. I want to read this one, and I have started it, but I haven't got further than about 20 pages. It is a bit of a monster of a book at over 1000 pages.

3. A book you haven't read because it's a sequel
Ruins, which is a sequel to Fragments that also has not been read, yet I own them both! Actually I own the whole trilogy, which is risky if I do not like the first book!

4. A book you haven't read because it's brand new
The Lie Tree. I got it in the mail yesterday, and I am in the middle of Pride and Prejudice, and I have to read Romeo and Juliette for Wednesday because I am seeing a play of it, so I don't really have reading time for the Lie Tree just yet!

5. A book you haven't read because you read a book by the same author and didn't enjoy it
This is going to be a bit of a cheat answer because I cannot think of anything I own, but I would say Carry On by Rainbow Rowell. Rainbow Rowell is a hit or miss author for me --sorry if you love her!-- sometimes I love her books, and sometimes I think the pacing is off for me. Because I find her books hit or miss, I returned the copy of Carry On I purchased, and kind of put it to the back of the list of things I want to read.


6. A book you haven't because you're just not in the mood for it
Stephen King. I got a few of his books to try out his horror genre. I got the Shining, the Night Shift, and Four Past Midnight, but I haven't really felt like trying out horror, so I will have to come back to those books when I do decide to scare myself.

7. A book you haven't read because it's humongous
Gone with the Wind is pretty huge, followed by the non-official sequel Scarlett, which is pretty big in its own right. Overall, that's probably about 2000 pages worth of reading. Even just Gone With the Wind is over 1000. It's a lot!
 
8. A book you haven't read because because it was a cover buy that turned out to have poor reviews
 Glow. It was really cheap at chapters, and it sounded interesting- like Across the Universe, whether or not that was by design I am not sure. I looked it up after and the reviews are okay. To be honest, I think this book's sin is more that it is part of a series, and I didn't know that when I bought it!

9. What is the most intimidating book in your TBR pile?
Uhm, I guess just any of the really big books, or the philosophy books! Like Time and Being by Heidegger, or War and Peace; although, I am planning to read War and Peace very soon, but we will see if that actually amounts to anything!

10. Who do you tag?
Nobody! Yay! 

Wednesday, June 1, 2016

Tome Topple Readathon!

Hello!
I thought I would break up my past makeup posts to add in another post about reading! I am doing the tome topple readathon from June 5 to June 19th! Over the two weeks I am going to try to read about three books. I know that doesn't sound like much, but I want to read some of the larger books on my shelf that I have been ignoring. The three books I would be thrilled to read are:

1) War and Peace
2) Gone with the Wind
3) Game of Thrones

If I am able to read all that, which would be an impressive feat, I want to move on to finishing the Goldfinch. I am about half way through the Goldfinch, but I believe I have about 550 pages left to go. I will be tracking my progress through goodreads, but I will also update this blog when --being optimistic--I have finished a book! I am pretty excited for this readathon because I have tried other readathons but life got in the way, but this readathon I have the next two weeks off, so I am hoping to at least finish a book.

Have a great day!