[Miscellaneous] – Liebster Award

Miscellaneous is the tagline to store my random posts that don’t really belong elsewhere. It’s more for consistency sake so I can have an itty-bitty picture to follow suit with the post.

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The Liebster Award recognizes and helps discover new blogs. The rules are (generally) as follows:

1) Link back to the person who nominated you.
2) Answer 11 questions from the individual who nominated you. 3) Nominate 11 new bloggers and come up with your own 11 questions. You cannot nominate the person who nominated you. 4) Inform your nominee on being nominated.

(I think this is a variation because the original also has you listing 11 random facts about yourself… but nobody got time for that.)

Initial Thoughts:

But really… a Liebster Award, huh? That’s cool I guess. My takeaway is basically, TL;DR: “here’s some prompts, please rant away.” Well thank you kind sir, I will. You have been warned for this extremely long and potentially pointless rant post.

But first, here’s an amazing sales pitch (but not really):

I was nominated by Books and Iced Coffee so you can do whatever you want with that. She was also kind enough to ask me the same questions as the person before asked — so I’m shaming her for rehashing these questions (although call me a hypocrite now when I’m too lazy to generate my own list of questions).


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[Top Ten Tuesday] – #13 – Top Ten Things On My Bookish Bucket List

Top Ten Tuesday is an original weekly meme created by The Broke and the Bookish. I thought this would be a fun way to share a condensed version of potential rambles and thoughts that I have.

This Week’s Theme:
Top Ten Things On
My Bookish Bucket List

Initial Thoughts:

When approaching this week’s topic (like I do for every week’s theme) I asked myself “hey self, how can you change it up this week to make it more interesting and less of an information overload?” And unfortunately, I don’t have a solid answer to that because all I do is roll my face over my keyboard and rambles are created. So no, you and I will just have to suffer through another week of my longwinded points. The struggle is indeed real.

You may be interested in checking out the original bookish bucket-list by clicking here.

The Near Future

1. Invest in an eReader.

I either read with my wannabe brick smart phone or I lug around my ten-pound gaming laptop (which is also an excessive power drain) when I want to read electronic books. It is fair to say that I am an idiot considering the opportunity cost and utility derived is certainly great.

2. Join and/or create a book club.

Though it’s likely going to be the former, I need to get myself into some of these for the sake of a rich meaningful discussion. But dude, there’s so many of these online ones that makes it daunting to select one – I wouldn’t even know where to start. I am certainly open for suggestions!

The Distant Future

3. Attend the 2014 Toronto International Book Fair, Book Expo America, or equivalent.

Conventions can be plenty fun. I’ve only attended and cosplayed at anime/comic conventions (#nojudgment) but I’d imagine that they’re generally the same type of thing.

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[Music Monday] – #4 – Mree – Into The Well

Music Monday is a weekly meme hosted by the Total Book Geek. The purpose of this bookish variant is to match a book with a particular song; whether it is character defining, a narrative element, or just an overall book defining track.

So why am I doing this? Well if I had to choose to only have one of the five traditional senses, it would be sound perception above all else. And hey I think it’d be neat to share music I listen to on a daily basis!

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This Week’s Song:
Into The Well – Mree

Book Selected:
The 57 Lives of Alex Wayfare –
M.G. Buehrlen

Initial Thoughts:

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With the recent completion of Buehrlen’s 57 Lives of Alex Wayfare, the time-traveling antics experienced by Alex is very reminiscent of the overall mood created by Mree’s Into The Well. If you would like to read about my review of 57 Lives of Alex Wayfare, feel free to click here. Selecting the book cover will link you to its respective Goodreads site.

My thoughts on the opening instrumental tracking is in line with whenever a Descender/Transcender enters Limbo, Polestar and the forest of lights (the gathering of the white emitting soul marks; the passing of a soul). With the addition of the overlapping vocals and smooth tones transitioning in-and-out, there’s definitely an ethereal and surreal feeling associated with imagining an expanse forest of swaying white, wispy soul marks (particularly Alex’s own level of 56 souls floating about). Considering she’s been reincarnated and currently living her 57th life, the memories of her past lives in each soul is not truly gone but rather just a distant memory. Once the beat drops and the lyrics begin does it begin to really drive the idea of Alex time-traveling into one of her past lives. The tangible familiarity within seconds of recollection is simply relatable to the lyrics of Into The Well.

Excerpt of Lyrics:

I know that I’ve been sleeping
and I know that I’ve been dreaming
But now the sun is streaming
and I swear that I’ve been here before

Not just the act of being
Caught somewhere in between
and I just can’t fight this feeling
I swear that I’ve been here before

are they mine?
These memories reside inside my head

Afterthoughts:

Welcome back to another week of audible shareables. Happy listening.

Cheers,
Joey

book reviews and nonsense

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