I am not Ruined. I am Ruination. | Spotlight Saturday #3

 Spotlight Saturday is a weekly feature, created by Josie at Josie’s Book Corner dedicated to spotlighting and pinpointing some of the things over the week that have caught my attention more than usual, things I’ve particularly loved, etc.

Also, I am aware it is Sunday. I’m a busy, busy bee.

  First of all, her graphics are the cutest thing. Second of all, she has translated half a book. (What? How? I don’t know. I’m astounded) Third of all, she has been studying her poor little blogging tush off so we haven’t gotten quite as many of her stupendous posts lately. But it’s okay because education. 

Michelle @ The Writing Hufflepuff!

You’re a bookish superhero.

  
OY! I have so many this week because the blogging community is full of the most wonderfully creative posts. You guys all rock.

McKenzie @ Bookish Things and Tea talks about the beautiful modern day classics of the world. I agreed with all of her choices, I was just nodding my little bookish head as I read.

Linh @ Thin Paperbacks shares her much needed opinion on the weak protagonist debate. Her position is so refreshing and I COMPLETELY agree with it. We need to hear from all kinds of characters in literature. That’s what makes the reading world so exciting—so many eyes to look through, so many things to learn.

Aentee @ Read at Midnight analyzes all the aspects of integrity in book blogging. The way she accounts for all her experiences is as entertaining and wonderful as all her posts. Plus she gives the reminder all us book bloggers need—stay honest with reviews!

Alex @ Fiery Reads asks why we hate love triangles. Plus she shares all her criteria for a good love triangle and it’s a beautiful thing!

  
I’m so close to finish Ruin and Rising by Leigh Bardugo, I can taste the glorious end. This isn’t quite the finale I was looking for, I didn’t get all the pizzazz I expected. There’s a bit too much planning and talking about what to do and not enough doing. 

BUT. Once I finish this, I’ll be ready for Six of Crows. Oh, the hype around the book. I’m practically suffocating from it.  

  

Oh yes. Taking it back to my roots.

 

“Na razrusha’ya. I am not ruined. E’ya razrushost. I am ruination.” 

― Leigh Bardugo, Ruin and Rising

  

Who are your bookish superheroes? What song reminds you of your past? Most importantly, are you ruined or are you ruination? 

Ballerinas, Shakespeare, and Bollywood | Spotlight Saturday #2

Spotlight Saturday is a weekly feature, created by Josie at Josie’s Book Corner, dedicated to spotlighting and pinpointing some of the things over the week that have caught my attention more than usual, things I’ve particularly loved, etc.

 
Dear Silanur @ AloofBooks,

You rock. 

That is all.

Seriously, Silanur’s posts are the most fun, heartfelt gems and she includes so much passion in her writing. PLUS SHE IS SO SWEET OH MY GOODNESS.

  
Alexandra @ Twirling Pages brings us through the average ballet class AND features a lovely little ballet book. When you love reading and you love ballet, there’s nothing better than a delightful combination the two.

Cait @ Paper Fury shares some predictions for the YA Genre in 2016. They’re all wonderfully different and diverse, a joy to read like all of Cait’s posts!

Carolyn @ A Hundred a Thousand Stories gives the discussion I’ve been waiting for. A discussion asking what’s the big deal with likeable characters anyway?   

Josie @ Josie’s Book Corner starts the new year off right with her first Spiritual Sunday post. It’s full of so much hope and positivity, I’m going to be looking forward to these posts every Sunday!

So I’m currently reading Lux: Beginnings by Jennifer L. Armentrout. All I can say is writing a review for this book is going to be very…fun. 

Be sure to look out for that one 🙂

 The start of school brings a (very, very, very, very, very) few good things with it. Among them being the end of my drama troupe’s hiatus. This can only mean Shakespeare and improv, a scrumptious combination fabulous enough to make it onto this week’s spotlighted moment. 

Currently I’m rehearsing a scene from As You Like It in which I, Rosalind, obsess over Orlando. Essentially, it’s like every scene Rosalind is in. It’s quite fun though, especially because Rosalind is so dramatic and full of passion, it’s a joy to act!

 
Whoops…None for this week.

Any suggestions, chums?  

   
 
   After re-watching (only for the third time, I’ve got plenty more ahead of me) the movie Queen I was reminded of the pure Bollywood magic of this song. Brings out the inner Rajkumari inside of me. 

Also, watch this movie for a life-changing experience and a good time! Even if you’re not a big fan of Bollywood (if this is the case, why and what is wrong with you?) you will enjoy this fantastical goodness.  

  

This.

What are your spotlights this week? Any favorite bloggers (Me, obviously.), blog posts, or songs of the week? 

I’ve Decided to Join the Craze! | Spotlight Staurday #1

Spotlight Saturday is a weekly feature, created by Josie at Josie’s Book Corner dedicated to spotlighting and pinpointing some of the things over the week that have caught my attention more than usual, things I’ve particularly loved, etc.

What better way to celebrate the new year than to join the best weekly feature around? I’ve been eyeing Spotlight Saturday and have always wanted to join in, so here I go!

  

Summer @ XingSing‘s posts never fail to make me smile. Her photos and graphics are so marvelously perfect! You should absolutely go check out her blog, plus, it’s her blogoversary and birthday month and she has a giveaway up in honor of it!

 
 Meena @ Tattooed Pages explains all you need to know about Bloglovin. I had always seen Bloglovin floating around, but I never really knew what it was all about. Thank goodness for this post! It explained EVERYTHING.

Sarah @ Commas and Ampersands gives us a mini tour of her bookshelves and IT IS THE BEST THING EVER. Her photos, her shelves, it’s all the cutest thing. I’m serious, everything in that post are goals.

  
Currently reading Illuminae by Amy Kaufman and Jay Kristoff, woohoo! To be honest, I’ve been reading it a little slow due to the whole hacked document effect. It’s very interesting, but it doesn’t quite flow. However, worry not! I won’t be DNFing this one.

  
My uncle and aunt came from Australia for Christmas, and with them their seventh month old! We’ve been touring Baltimore and D. C. this week, and it’s been a blast. And for all those curious, yes, the baby loves me the most.

 
Well, why not the WordPress app! It’s always helpful to just curl up on the couch, reply to comments, check out other blogs, and even write a post. It’s definitely one of my most used apps.


  

7 years  by Lukas Graham. Supposedly the lyrics have a deep, beautiful meaning. I can’t say I quite got that, but it’s a lovely song that gives your that nostalgic feeling. I would highly recommend checking it out!
 

“What if I fall?”

“Oh, but my darling, what if you fly?”

-E. H. 

I don’t think I need to explain.

 What are you spotlights this week? Favorite quotes, favorite blogs? Let me know!

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