Ten Bookish and Not-So-Bookish Thoughts

Posted 12 December, 2013 by Lianne in Miscellaneous / 6 Comments

10 Bookish and Not-So-Bookish Thoughts

Bookish and Not-So-Bookish Thoughts is a weekly blogging event hosted by Bookishly Boisterous. It allows book bloggers (and non-book bloggers) to write about pretty much anything, bookish or otherwise (i.e. share exciting plans for the weekend, rants on things they’ve encountered during the week, etc.).

  1. I do apologise in advance to everyone who regularly drops in over here at my blog and who follows me on Twitter with regards to what will happen come June – July 2014: you will hear almost nothing from me but about World Cup (especially on Twitter–unless you are a big football fan too, in that case, *flails*). Well, I’ll still talk about books and likely about my general experiences and impressions about clinical *fingers crossed* but otherwise it’s all going to be about the beautiful game =P Draws for the 8 groups were done last Friday:

    Germany’s not in an easy group per se but it should be an interesting round (lmao that they’re facing Portugal–they’re always facing Portugal!). I was honestly D= when I saw England’s grouping though. I hope they will play consistently well next year, I want them to make it far (and of course Italy is in the same grouping with them so I may be a little confused come their match xP). Still a wee bit sore that Sweden didn’t make the cut, I enjoy watching them play. And the Spain vs. Netherlands should be a good one too πŸ˜‰

  2. Related to #1, time to break out the football kits and the scarves again πŸ˜€ Re: the picture – in case I wasn’t clear who I support πŸ˜‰ It’s going to be interesting in the house as my dad, my brother and I support different teams =P
  3. Okay, this question has had me stumped this week: it has been feeling (wind chill included here) like -10 to -17 degrees Celcius this week (according to Google that’s between 14 and 1.4 degrees Fahrenheit for a comparison)–how is it that many of the girls I see on campus and in the subway are wearing only tights? O_o Are they not freezing? Do they have some miraculous extra layer of subcutaneous tissue that works like extra insulation? I’m wearing a few layers and I’m still cold.
  4. Speaking of the cold, Babylon 5‘s Londo Mollari describes it best:

  5. Have I mentioned here that I’ve somehow become the keeper of the Christmas (and birthday) gifts in the house? For here on out, you may call me Santa Claus =P (no, seriously, I don’t know how this happened; and it’s not like my room is large enough to hide everything or whatnot, not with all these books, lol)
  6. So I was curious about what sort of search terms were used by people who ended up on my website. And here’s what I got from the last quarter (a few comments on the circled terms):

    • Err, glad to know that my blog is a reference for current events?
    • Well, Beth’s trench coat on Orphan Black was really nice…but no, I don’t know what brand it is
    • My blog might not be the best place to go to if you hate Jaime Lannister even after events of A Storm of Swords
    • Assisi <3
    • I have never heard of this meme involving Tom Hanks, lol.
    • Lots of spoiler-related search terms!
  7. Guys, I can practically touch freedom with my fingertips here; I still have one more exam to write today and then I am off school for the holidays \o/ Seriously, this week has been an absolute torture with exams =( Not so much yesterday with anatomy but Healing Practices was not what I expected. And for whatever reason, I just could not sit still and study this past weekend, even for a little while =/ But it’s almost over now, yay! πŸ™‚
  8. Speaking of Christmas break, yesss, I can finally crack open some of the books that have been staring at me from my desk: Rainbow Rowell’s Fangirl, Patricia A. McKillip’s Winter Rose, Helene Wecker’s The Golem and the Jinni…maybe Ian McEwan’s Sweet Tooth or Kate Morton’s The Secret Keeper…ahh! So many choices! (on top of the ARCs that I was approved of from NetGalley)
  9. The Hobbit: the Desolation of Smaug is so close now! I’m watching it next Wednesday by the looks of it con la mia famiglia (well, except my dad, he’s going to wait for it on blu-ray). Am going to be avoiding The Hobbit-related posts and links until then…In the meantime, yay, the soundtrack finally shipped!
  10. Kind of excited for next year and what’s going to be going on over at this blog. There’s lot of things that are scheduled (sort of; am still discussing something so I won’t elaborate any further in case I jinx it =P–but there’s also 2 scheduled blog tours I’m participating in) for the first two months in particular (oh, and my blogoversary is coming up in February, hehe)

Edit: Yayayayay, Tatiana Maslany from Orphan Black received a Golden Globe nom πŸ˜€

If you’re participating in this, be sure to leave a link! I’d love to read what’s going on with you, bookish or otherwise πŸ™‚ Happy Thursday!

Also a bit of shameless pluggage here but I am hosting 3 reading challenges next year for anyone who’s interested (going back again to point 10 on this week’s entry): Everything EspaΓ±a, A Year in Re-Reading, and 2014 Shakespeare Reading Challenge. It’ll be fun πŸ™‚

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6 Responses to “Ten Bookish and Not-So-Bookish Thoughts”

  1. *flails* eeeeeeeeh I’m going to join you in the um…probable twitter spam because *squeeeeee* Germans! (And other countries, but lbr, it’s about Germans). I’m worried about my reaction to the Germany/USA game because…y’know…Klinsi. I’m really going to miss Arne Friedrich and his hugfest though, someone needs to take over that mantle. But who…*ponders* somehow I don’t think it’ll be Mats Hummels lol

    I’m going to have to decide which jersey to wear. I have a few lol last time I wore a Ballack jacket for each game in protest though *sigh* I hope he commentates somewhere, in English.

    Oh gosh. I need to choose my EspaΓ±a challenge books! I know I have at least two on my bookshelves somewhere, but I’m sure there’s more I can dig up *g*

  2. I think I’ll be skimming your twitter feed during the World Cup. I like soccer, but not that much πŸ™‚

    And I love search terms. I;m so thankful that they are mostly anonymous…

  3. When I found out the US’s grouping I actually cracked up. We don’t even stand a smidgeon of a chance. Not that we ever were, and not that they’re my favourite team, but Americans get a little interested in the World Cup, so I’d like us to do decently for once so soccer gets more love here. Definitely not happening this year! I’m actually pretty worried for England, but I haven’t been keeping up with soccer (It’s too time consuming πŸ™ so now I know nothing about any of the teams) so maybe I’m feeling worried over nothing? Only time will tell.

  4. I’ve already started the countdown to World Cup. I didn’t realize you were a fan of the Nationalmannschaft! I have been spent way too much time pondering whether I should buy a new jersey this year or keep my trusted Klose one. πŸ™‚ My husband is an England fan though, so we will be on opposing sides once again.

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