This past weekend I looked through all my old school stuff, not knowing what I would find.  I found this story I wrote when I was eight. I was in my second year of second grade. As you can see this is not a well written or even good story. I do think it has potential. I do want to continue with it, but don’t have any ideas as to how I can continue it. I know I need to give the other characters names, and a lot of things need to be better developed. This may turn into a series called story time Monday, where every Monday I post the changes that I have made, and all additions that I have been added.

Once upon a time there was a haunted house and 10 doors and 10 steps in the first door there was a werewolf. In the second door, there was a mummy. In the third door, Dracula popped out. In the fourth door, bats flew out. In the fifth door, there were ghosts that popped out and said “BOO.” In the sixth door, there was an alien with six eyes. In the seventh door, there was a goblin. In the eighth door, there was a witch and she popped out. In the ninth door, there was a skeleton. In the tenth door, a friendly zombie popped out.

#BlogChanges and #QandA


*There will be minor changes coming to my blog this week. On either Mondays or Thursdays I will be posting more discussion type posts. It won’t be both days it will be one or the other. Sometimes I may post on Monday and then other times I may post on Thursday. I will still be doing Top 10 Tuesday, Top 5 Wednesday and Friday 56. While these posts do engage in some discussion, I want to attempt to add some more bookish discussion.

One week ago today on October 16, my blog reached 200 followers, so I decided to do a Q&A. Without further ado, here are the questions and answers. Thank you to everyone who asked questions. If anyone missed out, you can still ask questions, I may do another Q&A somewhere down the line.  And please do check out the amazing blogs!

From Megan at Bookslayer Reads:
1.) If you wrote a book, what would it be about?
If I wrote a book, it would be nonfiction and what it is like to be a female Red Sox Fan
2) If you could change one thing about your blog right now, what would it be?
If I could change one thing about my blog right now, it would be to have more discussion type posts.
3) If you could be any animal, what would you be and why?
This is a tough one, I’ve never really thought about what animal I would be. But if I have to pick, I would be a Thestral, they’re very fascinating, beautiful creatures and misunderstood.
4) What do you hope to accomplish with your blog in the future?
I hope that my blog continues to grow and that people continue to enjoy the content.

From Esther at Chapter Adventures:
1) If you could only read one genre but it couldn’t be your favorite, which one would it be?
Well, seeing as how I absolutely love fantasy, I would choose to only read historical fiction. It is a genre that I have been trying to read more of. I like being taken to somewhere other than reality when I read, so with historical fiction, I would be taken back in time!
2) What do you love about the book community and where do you think it could improve?
I love that the book community is so welcoming. I think that there are many ways that it could improve, one of which is BookTubers connecting with bloggers more.
3) Has blogging impacted your life in any way or is it just another hobby?
It’s a hobby, but I feel like I have made some great blogging friends!

From Lauren at Wonderless Reviews:
1) What 3 Hogwarts classes would you choose to take?
Definitely A History of Magic, Care of Magical Creatures and Transfiguration.
2) Has there been anything about blogging that you didn’t expect?
I didn’t expect it to be so difficult to get on a schedule. I bought myself an ARC planner system from Staples so that I could put myself on more of a schedule so that my posts wouldn’t be so random and sporadic.
3) If you could only ever recommend one book what would it be?
I would have to say, Harry Potter, because it is my all-time favorite series, and it’s just all around amazing! 

From Jasmine at How Useful It Is:
1) What do you look for when you read a book?
I look for a setting/world that I can immerse myself in, I also look to see how the main character develops over time. If a book takes me out of reality, then it has done its job!
2) What is your expectation when you write a blog post?
One of my expectations is that people will get book recommendations from my posts.

From Jamie at Watch Game Read:
1) Why did you start blogging and why do you continue to do it?
I started my blogging in 2012 to post my random thoughts on a variety of things, however, my blog has turned into more of a bookish blog in the past few years. I continue to blog because it’s something that I love to do.


I thought since it was summer, I would do something different and do a post about my beach essentials, and my beach makeup.  These are just my personal essentials, and my sun/after sun care.

For makeup I just stick to tinted moisturizer with SPF and waterproof mascara.  I have seasonal allergies, so wearing mascara, even to the beach helps me to not rub my eyes.

A beach bag- I have an LL Bean made in Maine Boat and Tote bag that I got for a Christmas gift one year.  It’s the perfect size for what I need for the beach.  It’s also an awesome overnight/weekend bag!


Sunscreen- This one is a given.  My favorites are the Tarte Tarteguard SPF 30, and Colorescience Sunforgettable Loose Mineral Sunscreen Brush Broad Spectrum SPF 30 in the color medium.  These are both 100% mineral sunscreens and the Tarte sunscreen is hypoallergenic.  I use Colorescience on my face over my tinted moisturizer.




Bug Spray- I have an all natural bug spray that I bought from a local shop that is amazing.

Tanning Oil- I use the Australian Gold Bronzing Dry Oil Spray Intensifier.  I use this first and then apply my sunscreen, it works really well that way.  Even with sunscreen on top of it, it still intensifies my tan.


Living Proof Restore Instant Protection Spray– I spray this on my hair before I go to the beach, because it has UV protectors in it.  I have brown hair and my hair naturally gets lighter, which drives me crazy, therefore I use this so my hair is protected from the sun.


My iPod- Even though I don’t always use it, I always like having it.  I don’t have a beach proof case for it, so I just put it in a snack size ziplock bag.


A book or eReader- I have a Nook that is loaded with a lot of books, and sometimes I’ll bring a physical book too.  I love reading at the beach.  I got my case from Amazon.



When I get home from the beach, I always love using fresh aloe, even if I’m not sunburned (which is a rarity), it’s still really soothing.  Salt water can be really drying.  I also use the Tarte Rainforest of the Sea Marine Boosting Mist, it’s super refreshing and hydrating.