Rereading Gabrielle-Suzanne Barbot de Villeneuve’s “beauty and the beast” 👑🐗
Astronomy study ✨
Check up tag
Thank you @beem-of-the-books :)
Hope quarantine is going okay for everyone.
How has your day been?
Pretty busy at work, happy it’s weekend now (I’ve been soo tired already all week), and tonight I’ll be watching Netflix with a friend (talking via Skype haha). We’re thinking Pandemic.
Last thing that made you smile?
Getting a Snickers ice cream at work. I love Snickers.
One random fact about yourself?
I can write cursive with both hands, it’s messy either way…
What’s keeping you entertained these days?
I got a Switch to play Animal Crossing… so that’s a time sink. I’ve started running again, and watch Netflix or read books in the garden. I’m watching Russian series.
Post a selfie if you’re comfortable:
I’ll pass :)
Trying out kindle books for a change 📖
Thank you @readingbooksinisrael for tagging me 😊
Rules: only using song titles from one artist/band, answer the following questions
Band/artist: Sleeping at last
What’s your gender? Venus
How are you feeling? Fear
If you could go anywhere? Pluto
Favourite mode of transportation? Land or sea
Your best friend? Mind
Favourite time of the day? Moon
If your life was a tv show? The ash is in our clothes
Relationship status? Naive
Yet again, I’m going to tag whoever wishes to participate ✨🪐
Re-reading one of my favourite fairy tales 🐺
Thank you for the tag @auraseeingcoffeebean 😊 Time to expose my
terrible taste in music!
RULES: We’re snooping on your playlist. Put your entire music library on shuffle and list the first ten songs, then choose ten victims.
1. Beyond the sea by Bobby Darin
2. Imagine by John Lennon
3. Somebody to love by Queen
4. La vie en rose by Edith Piaf
5. The wanderer by Dion & the Belmonts
6. Love fool by the cardigans
7. Hallelujah by Jeff Buckley
8. It’s oh so quiet by Bjork
9. Bohemian rhapsody by Queen
10. You make my dreams by Daryl Hall and John Oates
Alright I’m (again) breaking the rules a bit and tagging anyone who wishes to participate in this 😊 Please feel free to take this off me!
🌟 Tag Game ☀️
1. Do you make your bed? Always. I can’t stand my bed being messy.
2. What’s your favourite number? 8. I don’t know why, I just think it’s neat.
3. Can you parallel park? I haven’t even learned how to drive yet, so no 😅
4. A job you had which would surprise people? I’ve only really had standard jobs (housesitting & petsitting mostly).
5. Do you think aliens are real? Yes.
6. Can you drive a manual car? As I stated before, I don’t know how to drive yet.
7. What’s your guilty pleasure? Potatoes. Lots of potatoes.
8. Tattoos? I’ve been trying to get over a life long needle phobia, so tattoos isn’t really on the list for me.
9. Favourite colour? Blue.
10. Things people do that drive you crazy? Invading personal space, and requiring attention 24/7. I believe alone time is a healthy part of any relationship, and I like my personal space.
11. Any phobias? I’m recovering from a needle phobia. It’s taking me a while, but I’m getting there.
12. Favourite childhood sport? I loved play badminton in the backyard (I wasn’t any good at it, though).
13. Do you talk to yourself? Consantly.
14. What movies do you adore? Cinderella (2015) and Into the Woods (2014)
15. Do you like doing puzzles? Very much so. I haven’t done one in ages though.
16. Favourite kind of music? That’s hard to say. I have a sort of eclectic music taste. Most of the songs I like are from the 40s, 50s, 70s and 80s, though.
17. Tea or coffee? Both.
18. What’s the first thing you remember you wanted to be when you grew up? A robotics expert. I have notebooks filled with designs for robots from when I was younger.
I really don’t know who to tag for this one, so please tag yourselves 😊
Pt. 2 👁
Another tag game
Thank you @elizabethfictionwriting for tagging me!
Star sign: Pisces
Height: 5’10 and a half
Favourite animal: Dogs
Average sleep time: 10 - 12 hours
Current time: 11:18 am (when I’m writing this)
Dogs or cats: Dogs
Blankets you sleep with: I sleep with a sheet and a duvet usually
When I made my blog: January this year
Why I made my blog: To share my passion of reading and connect with people who have similar interests 😊
Reason for my URL: Bee is my nickname, M is the first letter of my middle name, and I think of_the_books is self explanatory.
Make yourselves forget that the plague is a bitch BOOK edition
Thank you @aliteraryprincess for tagging me!
What’s the most recent book that you’ve read and absolutely fell in love with?
Little women by Louisa May Alcott. For it’s time it was relatively feminist, and much of the plot line focuses on the ambitions and growth of female characters, something that was pretty rare at the time it was written. It was quite relatable in a way, and I just really loved reading it 😊
Do you keep track of how many books you’re reading each month?
Yes, I track my reading on goodreads and on bookly. I also make monthly reading wrap-up posts on this blog.
What’s your stance on the debate as to whether or not we should dissociate the artist from their art (artist=writer in this case)?
I kind of agree with both sides of the argument. I personally try to seperate the writer from their works (some of the best books I’ve ever read were written by pretty shitty people), but sometimes it’s just not possible. Books contain the essence of their creators, and sometimes their creators shittiness transfers over.
What do you do when you can’t focus on a book?
I’ll put the book down and come back to it later. If it just isn’t grabbing my attention, I’ll just stop reading it.
Do you pay attention to the gender/ethnicity/race/sexuality of the authors you’re reading, aka do you actively try to read books written by diverse writers?
The books I read are mostly classic fantasy/adventure/romance novels from the 19th century, so it can be REALLY hard to find very much diversity in authors. If I’m reading modern books I try to read ones written by diverse authors, though.
Paperback or hard cover? Why?
Hardcover. I fidget a lot when I read, and paperbacks always seem to get damaged when I read them 😕. I also just like the weightiness of them.
Which language would you like to learn just to be able to read its untranslated literature?
Definitely German. I started learning it last year so that I could read the untranslated Grimm’s fairytales. I ended up stopping for a while but I might pick it up again soon.
Pick up the book that is closest to you. Convince me to read it in less than 10 sentences.
Pocket Queer Wisdom by Hardie Grant publishing house is an inspirational, colourful book of quotes by famous queer heroes throughout history. It features quotes by Gilbert Baker (creator of the rainbow pride flag), Freddie Mercury, Sally Ride, Harvey Milk and many other well known queer people of all ages, sexualities, genders, races, and ethnicities. With over 40 full colour illustrations and a beautiful rainbow cover, this book is an excellent edition to any shelf.
I’ve been doing a lot of these tags lately, and I’ve run out of people to tag. Please feel free to steal this off me if you’d like to 😊 have fun!
Both human nature and pastry are frail.
- Little Women by Louisa May Alcott
Thank you so much @appleinducedsleep for tagging me! This one looks like fun 😊
1. Is there a book you reach for on a regular basis?
Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland and Through the Looking Glass. Those are my two favourite books in the world, and I always read them when I need comforting.
2. If you had to read only ONE book over and over for the rest of your life, what would it be?
Again, the Alice in Wonderland duology (can we count that as one book?). I never get tired of them.
3. Have you memorised a poem/quote/speech? If so, spill!
I’m starting to sound a little Alice in Wonderland obsessed here, but I know the entire jabberwocky poem by heart. We turned it into a song for my primary school choir, and we sung it constantly, so it’s always stuck in my head 😅
4. What book from your childhood destroyed you emotionally?
The Merry Adventures of Robin Hood by Howard Pyle. It isn’t exactly from my childhood (I read it for the first time this year), but I was sobbing at the end of it.
5. Would you rather only read poems or 400+ page books for the rest of your life?
400+ page books for sure. I like poetry, but not that much.
6. RANDOM BONUS QUESTION: what’s one thing that you taught yourself? Guitar? Hockey? Mechanical engineering?
I’m teaching myself how to code at the moment, which should be very useful. Apart from that I’ve taught myself Braille, and a little bit of German, although I speak it very poorly.
Reading some stories from my Penny Dreadfuls collection 🩸
Finally got the contents insurance, so I was able to replace my leatherbounds! Shelfie looking good 😎
Monday morning study sessions 📖
An interesting Wednesday night read 🚀