FINALLY FRIDAY: 04.24.14

finallyfriday

this is a new feature on twirling pages in which xandra praises the day because it’s finally friday!! i suppose it’s a weekly recap, but i’m not entirely sure what this’ll end up being.

in terms of blogging and life, this week was a struggle. i kept getting distracted by who know’s what and oversleeping and getting behind schedule. sorry for the lack of posts & unenthusiasm! i occasionally get in these awful moods where i’m mad at myself for being unproductive, but have no desire to be productive. yeah, it’s terrible. but it seemed like there were a bunch of other reasons to celebrate this week! tuesday was internet best friend day <3; wednesday was earth day; thursday was world book day; today is st. mark’s eve, shakespeare’s birthday, and arbor day!

things you may have missed on twirling pages:

things that happened in the real world:

books i began/continued reading (or rereading):

 other things worth mentioning:

  • i sent in my first arc request email! *exhale* i don’t particularly care if i get a response or anything, but i’m just proud of myself for sending it in. it was one of my new year’s resolution to contact publishers and i think i’m finally getting to it. i still consider myself a newbie blogger even though i’ve been blogging for over six months. there are lots of times i feel like i don’t have a ‘right’ to request for arcs. like, “why would or should publishers give me free books? i don’t even know what i’m doing.” but it doesn’t hurt to try.
  • my lillytales or nook & burrow items arrived in the mail! i ordered three bookmarks and a buttery beer candle. my bookworm boutique mug also arrived. still waiting for my pillow though. pictures to come~
  • my family bought a new rice cooker because our old one was dying. this new one is EPIC.
  • i’m trying to resurrect my tumblr. changed the theme and added posts to the queue.

how was your week?

– alexandra

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farewell & foresight: october ’14 recap

farewell, october!

and just like that, another month is over. so much has happened in the past month, it’s simultaneously felt infinitely long and gone in a blink. i’m sad october is finished, but excited for november to begin! we’ll be having our annual ballet performance in november; this year, we’re doing ‘the nutcracker.’ hopefully, it’ll be colder since winter is coming! in los angeles, the weather hardly changes but i love autumn because it’s usually 70°F to 60°F. october’s been upsettingly hot.

books i finished:

book read - oct 2014

total tally: four

on replay:

recently, i’ve been listening to fiction by b2st (aka beast). my friends have been desperately trying to get me into k-pop (korean pop music) and i’m begrudgingly making my way through. i’ve been listening to mixes like this to help me get into it, and in all honesty, i actually like it. personally, i still prefer to listen to instrumental songs while working on school so i’ve been going to this and this.

i know taylor swift’s 1989 album recently came out, but i (still) haven’t gotten a chance to listen to it. i ordered it online the day it came out and apparently, it’s not coming until next week. (curse regular shipping. i want my two-day-shipping from amazon prime.) i guess that’s what i get for ordering the deluxe version from targetno regrets, tho. i’ll definitely be listening to lots of t.swift next month!

quote of the month:

“i’m so glad i live in a world where there are octobers.”

– l.m. montgomery, anne of green gables

foresights of november

our performance is this month and rehearsals are insanely hectic. i probably won’t have much time to read because november is one of the busiest months of the year in terms of ballet. but knowing me, i’ll stay up super late reading anyway.

goals for this month:

currently reading: in the afterlight; alexandra bracken

what are your goals for this upcoming month? what did you accomplished in the past month? let me know in the comments!

xoxo,

alexandra

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