Daily Prompt: Being a Bookworm!

Daily Prompt: What’s the longest you’ve ever gone without reading a book (since learning how to read, of course)? Which book was it that helped break the dry spell?

I usually end up reading loads over the summer holidays and then just forget to even pick up a book for about four months. This is what happened to me at the end of last year. As soon as Christmas merged into New Year, I got a real urge to start reading again and watched a few book review videos on YouTube because the novels on my bookshelf have been read so many times. I bought four books with my Christmas money: Fangirl by Rainbow Rowell, The Darkest Minds by Alexandra Bracken, The 5th Wave by Rick Yancey and Boy meets Boy by David Levithan. I really enjoyed each book but my favourite would have to be Fangirl. I read it in just a few days on holiday and for me, it really captured the awkwardness and reality of so many girls out there – but it’s sweet and funny as well! I think that’s what got me reading again. The thing is, I’ve now lapsed back into my habit of not reading after the holidays – I really need to start again!

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Daily Prompt: Being a Bookworm!

Daily Prompt: Take a look at your bookcase. If you had enough free time, which book would be the first one you’d like to reread? Why?

I would reread the whole Joshua Files series, (by M.G Harris), starting with Invisible City. Even though the books are aimed at pre-teens or younger teenagers, (and I think boys as well!), the series is amazing and full of coolness like Mexico and Mayan pyramids and time travel… me writing this doesn’t give it justice! Honestly, I am a seventeen year old girl and would recommend it to anyone!

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Daily Prompt: Being Admiring!

Daily Prompt: Write a post about any topic you want, but in the style of an author or a blogger you admire.

The style in which I write this post is inspired by that of Oscar Wilde. The reason being? I fell upon one of his classics, ‘The Picture of Dorian Gray’ not all that long ago and to my utter surprise, I thoroughly enjoyed it. I had been selfish to believe that so called ‘old’ books were to be enjoyed only through education or otherwise a specific passion for that genre. Since delving into its pages, I can admit with confidence that Wilde’s novel has converted my view entirely and I would have no hesitation in enjoying it a second time. As the witty writer once stated himself, “If one cannot enjoy reading a book over and over again, there is no use in reading it at all.”

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Daily Prompt: Being Expressive!

Daily Prompt: Do you love to dance, sing, write, sculpt, paint, or debate? What’s your favourite way to express yourself, creatively?

I enjoy being able to write this blog. Something I’d really like to be able to do more of is creative writing, but I never seem to find the time, and when I do my mind goes blank!

I also sing a lot… in the shower! I wish I was actually good at it but honestly, I’m not. In fact, I’m awful!

Painting my nails… I love it! Although being such a precisionist it usually takes me at least half a day to finish them. This is probably the main way I express myself – I get so inspired by the fact that you can create art on just your nails – they’re like tiny canvases!

I love creating things as well. Recently I began making charms out of polymer clay, probably because I adore the cuteness of the finished product! This year in art I have been transforming old, unwanted and unloved books into something new. The amount of comments I’ve had telling me how cruel I am for doing that to a book I’ve lost count of, but all I want to do is give a new lease of life to something that was mouldering away at the back of a charity shop.

 

A tree made from paper instead of paper made from a tree

A tree made from paper instead of paper made from a tree

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Daily Prompt: Being Blurby!

Daily Prompt: Write the blurb for the book jacket of the book you’d write, if only you had the time and inclination.

Found alone at the age of five with no recognition or acknowledgement of who she is or where she came from, a young girl is placed under the American care system and tries to adjust to life.

At the age of twelve, she makes a mistake.

Three years on, the now rebellious fifteen year old is fostered by Nathan – her mysterious English teacher.

Two years later, her life, secrets and mistakes begin to unravel themselves – and that is not necessarily a good thing.

Battling against the reality of her life, she must try to find a way to defend her own dark and wonderful secret against those who see it only as a monopolizing weapon of power. But that isn’t easy when most of the world seems to be against you…

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More Booksy Stuff!

So I know that I am a bad person for doing such things to these books, but again, the ones that I used were mouldering away on the top shelf of a charity shop just waiting to be transformed into wonderful Christmas presents!

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These took quite a lot of time and effort to make but it was completely worth it. I saved a lot of money on Christmas presents this year, as I gave my family these instead of going out and spending a fortune on overpriced candles, (or something?!) I’m really happy with how they turned out!

Here’s me talking about Christmas sixteen days after the event… I love the festivities!

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Daily Prompt: Being Colourful!

Daily Prompt: Write about anything you’d like, but make sure that all seven colours of the rainbow — red, orange, yellow, green, blue, indigo, violet — make an appearance in the post, either through word or image.

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These books were a part of my childhood – I always felt so special, (and still do!), because I have the same name as the first ever Rainbow Fairy – Ruby the Red Fairy! There was something so exciting about going to the shop and getting the newest edition. I only found out a couple of years ago that the author ‘Daisy Meadows’, (Narinder Dhami), also wrote ‘Bend it like Beckham’.

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