New Year Resolutions

 

Here we are lovelies, Another New Year, Another Resolution list.

I actually really like making resolutions, keeping them on the other hand, well that’s the hard part.

The List:

  1. Being Healthier
    – Drinking More Water
    – Eating a more balanced diet
    – Exercise more
  2. Being more Blog Proactive
    – Making Blog Goals
    – Updating more
    – Being more active in the blogging community
  3.  Take school more seriously
    – Study more
    – Devote more time out of school to school
    – Join a club
  4.  Do more ‘Fun’ things
    – Try new places
    – Explore my new state
    –  Watch more movies
  5. Read more books
    – Read at least 18 books
    – Step outside the ‘Reading’ box
  6. Exercise your creativity
    – Keep a Book and Bullet journal
    – Explore photography
    – Try new Creative outlets
  7. Spend more time with Tesla and Mordechai
  8. Don’t be aftraid to fail!

What are your Resolutions for this year?

Sometimes we need a little help from friends

Do you even have those days that you just have so much on your plate. Work is busy, somethings wrong with the cat, you need buy a baby shower gift or just plain Life is in the way and then you remember ‘Crap I forgot to write a blog post!’

I do, then I sit down to write and all my ideas just sort of fly out of my head.

On those days you may need a little help.  365 Blog Topic ideas can be helpful, I like it keeps the topics kinda vague so you can make the topic your own. I haven’t had to use the book yet, as I’m keeping it for one of those really bad days.

Have you ever used a book to get ideas for your blog?

I have a Book Blog

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I decided to Start a blogspot book blog. Partly because I read so many books and I don’t really think they belong here on my main site and also because I wanted to try out and see how Blogspot is compared to my wordpress.org blog. It’s called Nelms Tree Books so you know it’s me! Come and see HERE and tell me what you think?

Bookishly October Unboxing

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Yes I know I am extremely late with this post but I have been so busy with the move I have not gotten the chance to open it, but here it is, better late than never.

Dont know what Bookishly is?

Bookishly is A surprise vintage paperback and delicious ground coffee through the post each month. You’ll receive a different 75g bag (4-5 cups) of freshly roasted medium ground coffee each month, along with a vintage book from our library. There’s no stationery in this version of the subscription

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I ordered this because it a book subscription with coffee. You know I love Coffee. I knew the books were vintage too however I was disappointed that I couldn’t pick the genre, however I took a chance.

First I loved the coffee which is a Tanzania Kilimanjaro Peaberry. It’s the type of coffee that when you brew it causes the whole house to just warm up with the smells. It smells SOOOOO good, with Maple and Nutmeg. It taste good too!

I really liked the bookmark, I tend to collect bookmarks so this is a nice addition to my collection. Too bad it says Cocoa and not coffee.

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Book Synopsis (from GoodReads)

To Arthur Seaton, Key worker on a lathe in a Nottingham cycle factory, life is one long battle with authority. You don’t need to give Arthur more than one chance to do the Government or trick the foreman.

And when the day’s work is over, Arthur is off to the pubs, raring for adventure. He is a warrior of the bottle and the bedroom – his slogan is ‘If it’s going, it’s for me’ – for his aim is to cheat the world before it can cheat him. And never is the battle more fiercely joined than on Saturday night.

But Sunday morning is the time of reckoning, the time for facing up to life – the time, too, you run the risk of getting hooked!

Arthur is no exception.

The cover has a cool vintage look which I like. However I don’t buy books for the cover alone. Reading the synopsis just doesn’t suit my fancy. I think I will have this book just sitting in my to read pile until I finally just say ‘screw it’ and try to read it. I’m hoping the book turns out okay. I am a little disappointed in what I got. The book does have some wear and tear and it reminds of a book I can get at the library sales for a quarter.

I am going to give Bookishly one more month to make things right. It seems that the only reason to pay for the subscription is for the coffee, since they failed so horribly with the book. Maybe November’s bookishly would be a lot better.