Writing

Books I Haven’t Read

After reading this post, you may think I don’t read at all. That’s not the case. I just haven’t gotten around to reading the ones listed below.

Divergent (and Insurgent and Allegiant) by Veronica Roth

I will start Divergent sometime in the future. I have a copy of it on my bookshelf. It’s one of several books I owe but haven’t gotten through yet. I’m not lying.

Red Queen by Victoria Aveyard

I saw the cover for “Glass Sword” just now. The two books side by side are gorgeous together. I’m just worried the story might disappoint.

Throne of Glass (series)/A Court of Thorns and Roses by Sarah J. Mass

It’ll happen. Galit, thanks for your recommendations. I see them, I do.

The Book Thief by Markus Zusak

How late am I? To be fair, I think I’d enjoy the novel a lot.

Paper Towns/Looking for Alaska/An Abundance of Katherines, basically anything except The Fault in Our Stars by John Green

Isn’t one enough?

Harry Potter (series) by J.K. Rowling

Come to think of it, I haven’t read anything of hers. I know I know. It seems like everyone and their dog has read Harry Potter (or watched the movies). I know enough about the books to get by. I’ve been called Hermione way too many times. I’ve been compared to her as well. I’ve also had people spell my name like that. You have no idea how much that used to frustrate me. And it’s probably the closest I’ll ever get to reading a book with a character who’s similar to me in many ways.

How much respect have you lost for me?

I’m kidding.

Convince me to read any of these, especially Harry Potter, and I’ll send you a copy of my first book. If it ever gets published.

Enjoy what’s left of your weekend. Get some reading done.

Personal Reflection

Love Yourself

Love yourself so no one else has to. Respect yourself so no one else needs to.

Treat yourself too.

I went from trying to sound profound and inspirational to well, that.

Don’t doubt thyself!

Now I’m sounding like a phony.

Blogging

8 Commandments For Running A Blog

  1. Thou shalt learn to blog.
  2. Thou shalt blog well.
  3. Thou shalt revise all the time.
  4. Thou shalt respect themselves.
  5. Thou shalt respect others.
  6. Thou shalt read widely.
  7. Thou shalt read frequently.
  8. Thou shalt write as often as possible.
Personal Reflection

Testing My Patience

People just love testing my patience.

For the longest time, I could not for the life of me understand why certain individuals make rude remarks.

But I have come to realize that these people are simply testing my patience and are improving my tolerance for bad manners.

That doesn’t mean I condone their words or even their actions.

However I will like to thank them for teaching me an important lesson.

You don’t get respect if you don’t give it. Or at the very least, you won’t have my respect if you don’t treat me with respect.

Is it really too much to ask for?

Personal Reflection

Respect Yourself And The People Around You

I cannot stand people who don’t respect themselves. These people make no sense to me.

We are all human beings. I get it. Still if you make a mistake and just happen to tarnish your reputation, you owe it to yourself to rectify your wrongdoings.

I hate to rant and take my anger out on my fellow readers whom have done nothing wrong. Still, I learned early on that to succeed in any industry, you must respect yourself and the people around you. And if you make a mistake, admit to it. Don’t play the denial game.

Now that I am writing about it, I could go on and on about the idea of respect. But I won’t because I respect my readers and ultimately, myself. Wouldn’t want to tarnish my reputation since I’ve built a good rapport through hard work, commitment, and respect.

Have a good weekend everyone.

Tweeting

5 Things You Should Never Do On Twitter

It seems like almost everybody I know has Twitter. I don’t blame them. With that being said, there is etiquette and protocol to follow. It isn’t that hard to be respectful and have good manners online.

These are, in my opinion, 5 things you should never do on Twitter. Despite how tempting some of them may be.

  1. Spam people. Nobody likes a spammer. Not even the spammer himself.
  2. Promote yourself all the time. Especially if you are a writer.
  3. Insult or attack others. If you watch what you say, you should watch what you tweet too.
  4. Involve yourself in controversy. When is controversy ever beneficial?
  5. Get too personal. Enough said.
Studying

A Call For Help (Learning All 50 States In The United States)

This Canadian writer is attempting to learn all 50 states of America and their exact locations in a mere few days. It’s actually for a class, although, this geography test might be beneficial for my personal reference for future novels.

I am so proud to be Canadian as we only have 10 provinces and 3 territories to know. At least now I can sympathize with all the American (past, present, and prospective) students in the world.

So this is my call for help: do you have any ideas or mnemonics as to how to memorize them all?

I wonder if anybody can spell and locate all 50 states correctly (without cheating, of course)? I’m sure some of you out there do! Much respect to all those who have mastered the names and places of the states for fun or out of force.

The map below is for everybody’s reference and also to refresh everyone’s memory of the states in the United States. If you click on the image, the map enlarges and the quality is much better.

Map of USA

Hope everyone is having a great weekend so far. I’ll be back tomorrow updating you on my progress and a lighthearted post on writers.