Teeny-Weeny Life Update + Coffee Book Tag

Dear fellow Babblers,

A moment of silence for books. Yes books.

I love books and I know that all y’all do too. If you don’t, why you’re reading or following my blog remains an enigma if ya ask me. I really have no reason to be writing this right now, given the fact that this is not supposed to be a discussion post but rather a tag. But we’ll get to the tag after a short babble on the magic of books. I’ve been having a number of personal issues lately that have been putting me in a teary eyed and upside down mood lately. Reading has been my escape and solace. It’s only during reading (and my long, excruciating morning runs, but lets not get into that) that I finally find hope and make a return to joy and the hopeful possibility that theres a whole world out there just waiting to be delved into. It’s really hard for me to deal with sadness and pain so I’ve been hiding out at home and reading from early morning into the late evening only leaving the house for doctors appointments, job interviews, and to throw out the trash. If it wasn’t for books I don’t know how I would cope. Lazlo Strange, Eliza Mirk, Lara Jean Song – all my favorite characters remind me that, despite everything, there’s still hope and maybe, just maybe, things will get better. I’m sure we’ve all had some pretty low lows and I know a lot of my readers know exactly what I’m talking about when I say books save lives, in the most literal sense of the word. That’s all for now. Let’s get to the real purpose of my rambles, the Coffee Book TagContinue reading “Teeny-Weeny Life Update + Coffee Book Tag”

Wonder Woman Book Tag

Dear fellow Babblers,

So I got a cray cray update for y’all. I’m in anti-social non babble mood at the moment. All I want to do is read and escape from reality in every way, shape, and form humanely (or non humanely since I’m eating portions more fit for big foot at this point) possible. And that includes the blogosphere as well. It’s not like any of y’all would notice anyway… Well, except for my cyber stalkers or creepy fans out there who live, breathe, and dwell on each and every word of my posts. Everything is going pretty *meh,* *bah,* *ugh,* *get the mother effff out of my face,* in my life right now. I’ve gotten into a routine which consists of going on excruciatingly long runs in the mornings just to get my nonexistent muscles back in motion, laying in bed with a cup of artificially sweetened tea an ARC on my lap, a possible nap here and there, and then whatever I feel up to next to complete my banal daylight waking hours. So, as y’all can see, not much is happenen’ in my vida right now which should bring me peace and make me feel a bit tranquil and stress free. Unfortunately Delphine is a negative little fishy who cannot keep herself still for long enough for her to hold her breath. I’m not exactly sure where I’m even going with this rant but the fact of the matter is Señorita Delphine is feeling especially antisocial and down in the dumps this week. Hence, she (AKA this B***) is unable to come up with anything interesting or even close to unique to blog about. Sure, I’m reading now more than ever just because I’m trying to take a step away from my own life given some of the personal battles I’m struggling against at the moment, but I don’t have much to say about really anything. Well, maybe I do, but I don’t have the strength, creativity, LITERARY VOICE to express my feelings about anything that I’m reading. So I thought I would take advantage and do one of my tags. I hope y’all aren’t here for some of Delphine’s usual free comedy happy hour sesh cause sorry to break it to ya my lovelies but that just ain’t happenin’ today.

One of my bestiest bestest blogging buddies, Alex at coffeeloving bookoholic has recently tagged me in the Wonder Woman Book Tag so I thought I would put this one first in my never-ending to-do tag list. Before I begin, however, I just want to give an honorary message to Alex for always reading my banters and my attempted book reviews. She is always active and ready for a bookish babble. Given that I have very few friends in this horrid reality who love reading the way I do, I have had so much fun these past few months talking books with Alex. Make sure to check out her blog and give her a follow for some of the latest reviews on recent releases as well as a huge selection of memes, tags, and nominations where you can learn more about the blogger behind the blog!
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New BFF: Delphine’s Babble on Some Good Reads

I recently took part in a Q&A with, yup, our very favorite Inge at The Belgian Reviewer. A big ‘ole panda hug to one of my newest blogging BFF’s. You made my week blossom and shine like sun rays on a stormy day doll face! (okay, perhaps I’ll never be Shakespeare, but y’all gotta admit that verse was pretty crafty).

The Belgian Reviewer

BFF

Today on the blog I’d like to welcome Delphine who is the babbler on Delphine’s Babble on Some Good Reads. If you don’t know her yet, you are going to be so impressed with this girl! She is so clever, she reads all kinds of genres, I mean she knows all the classics, she’s a fan of Alice,… she has great (and expensive) taste in shoes, she loves to use sarcasm, she likes books over movie adaptations (because movies wouldn’t even be there without the books), she loves pearls, not diamonds, and has 4 tattoos, and one of them are words in French. Yeah she has a thing for France and even wants to live there ;-). If you want to see her tattoos (go on, I know you do) or read more fun facts go on over to her blog and give her a like and a follow…

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Blogger Aesthetic Award/Tag

Dear fellow Babblers,

I’m about to provide y’all with an inside peak into my aesthetically dysfunctional mind. Beautiful Bella over at Bella Blogs Because Books has nominated this chica for the Blogger Aesthetic Award. Now if we are talkin’ pretty and altogether amazing when we define aesthetic then I highly recommend (like, guys you don’t have a choice here) you visit her blog. Her creative blog theme is both charming and always a pleasure to visit. On her directory page you’ll find a variety of new releases and reviews from the Young Adult genre, which, I don’t know about you, is one of the funnest genres to read reviews of. Anyway there is no one or few words to describe my so called “aesthetic” but I will nonetheless give this thingy a go just cause it seems fun and gives me an excuse to feel productive as I lay scrunched up in bed for five ours scrolling through Tumblr and Pinterest. Continue reading “Blogger Aesthetic Award/Tag”

Get To Know Me Tag:Gal Behind the Babbling – Is She ‘Normal’?

Dear fellow Babblers,

Now listen here. I command for you to wish this gal a big ‘ole “Congratulations”. But not to me – no, no, no – I ain’t that narcissistic – c’mon guys! The congrats goes to my fellow babblers; all y’all who have endured my endless bookish nonsense (if we dare call books printed pages of ‘nonsense’) for the past month. Yes, my blog has turned one month today.

I initially had set out to share with the book community here on wordpress as well as on Goodreads my thoughts on books by providing you guys with reviews and ramblings on shizz pertaining to books from my fears recently graduating from UCLA as a literature major to my meanderings on identity within the blogosphere and we must not forget the actual book reviews ’cause what’s a book blog that does not review books (another discussion in itself – to be posted soon – stay tuned kiddos!) ?

So here we are now, precisely thirty days later: babbler who babbles about books and has a fear of a hopeless future hidden amongst piles and piles of written stories. Is there no more to this psychotic existent ? Preach Delphine! Preach!

We are already halfway through the year, and while I’m sure all of us bibliophiles are fretting over our monthly wrap-ups and spending the next 48 hours choosing the next 20 books (I’ll be lucky if I can shut my mouth long enough to get through at least 10!), I decided as a celebratory post not for me, but for any of you that care who the voice behind the babbling actually is (yes, I do existent, a complete, whole person with mind and body – Descartes may disagree with that statement, but omg Delphine: please shut up and get to the tag part!), I would tag myself in May @ Forever and Everly’s and Vrinda@abookishhuman ‘Get to know me’ Tag.

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