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2014 Blogging Resolutions!

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Happy New Year everybody! I can’t wait blog the heck out of this year (as usual)! Here are my resolutions!

  1. Post random thoughts on writing- Ten years ago, I decided I wanted to be a published writer and poet. In honor of the fact that I have been writing for ten years, I’m going to post random thoughts on writing in a new category called “Random Thoughts on Writing” (K.I.S.S., I always say).
  2. Read and finish Orlando by Virginia Woolf BEFORE viewing the film- Last year, Tilda Swinton became one of my new favorite people and I have been wanting to see Orlando because it starred her and because she looks totally cool when she’s androgynous. However, the plot of the movie intrigued me and since it is based on a book, I plan to read and finish the book before viewing the film.
  3. Review an anime film- I had planned to do this last year but I couldn’t find the right occasion to watch the film I had in mind. The film is said to be very sad but hopefully I will find the time to watch it. If not, I’ll find another anime film to review.
  4. Blog about indie music more- Besides the Orlando one, this may be my hardest resolution. I found a site that has indie music by genre, but I’m very picky about what I like!

Now, it’s time for a song! What better way to celebrate the New Year than with “This is The New Year” by the duo A Great Big World 🙂

Written by Serena Zola

January 1, 2014 at 3:01 PM

2nd Liebster Award :D

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I’ve been nominated for another Liebster Award! Thanks Revolution for Breakfast! What a pleasant surprise on a Monday morning 🙂

Da Rules

1. Link back the blogger that tagged you

2.  Nominate ten others and answer the questions of the one who tagged you

3. Ask ten questions for the bloggers you nominate

4. Let your nominees know of their award

Lauren’s questions

1.  Imagine you’re in Willy Wonka’s factory. Which candies do you gravitate toward?

*struggles to remember the original movie* Whatever is chocolate besides that river.

2. You’re at a (really awesome) travel agency which allows you to spend your entire summer in one of the following fictional countries – which do you choose and why?: Wonderland (Alice in Wonderland) or Neverland (Peter Pan)?

Neverland, because it’d be fun to fly around!

3.  Do you play any instruments?

Nope, but I do appreciate the sound of a piano and violin.

4. List five words you really love and one word you really hate for whatever reason.

Five words I love are: adorkable, RPG, eclectic, and expecto patronum! *dragonfly appears*

One word I really hate; retard

5. Aliens- do they exist and have they been to earth already?

Yep. They show up in talented artistic people like David Bowie (aka the alien Ziggy Stardust) and may or may not be weird.

6. Describe your favorite breakfast.

Don’t really have one. Eggs, bacon, and Hawaiian rolls is very filling for me though.

7. Do you read comic books or graphic novels? If so, which ones?

I usually read neither of these things;  I’m a manga type of girl. My favorite genres are gender-bender, fantasy, and slice-of-life.

8. Winter, spring, summer, or fall?

I like spring because it is warm and there are lots of pretty flowers. The only problem I have with spring is bugs.

9. Have you ever had a crush on a fictional character? If so, which ones?

I remember having a small crush on Beastboy from the cartoon Teen Titans. I liked him because he is an adorkable guy, sometimes empathetic, and he has a cool Beast form (once he unlocked it that is).

10. What’s something you would like readers to know about you?

 I’m very random sometimes.

And the nominees are (Only doing five b/c I don’t have a lot of people with less than 200 followers):

1. Gracieloco2015

2. The Girl Who Keeps Reading

3. Book Without Any Pictures

4. A Wordless Blogger

5. Chris Bradley.com

My Questions:

1.  When it comes to music artists, what do you enjoy more, live performances or music videos?

2. What’s the first book that became your favorite?

3.  If you could meet any author or musician, who would it be?

4. What’s your favorite entertainment medium (i,e, books, music, movies, etc.)?

5.  Would you eat cotton candy doughnuts?

6.  How was your summer reading?

7.  If you could take a class on anything, what would it be?

8.  What’s your personal song of the summer?

9.  What are you looking forward to this fall?

10. Who is your most relatable fictional character?

Written by Serena Zola

August 19, 2013 at 12:06 PM

I’ve Got 100+ Followers: Thanks!

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WordPress, 100 followers mark

I’ve known that I’ve had over a hundred followers for a while now and wanted to take some time to celebrate this and to thank certain readers.

1. My older sister Terisa  for following and reading my blog whenever you can and supporting my blogging hobby. I love you lots  sis ❤

2. All of my lovely fellow bookworm bloggers for following my blog, commenting, and liking my posts from time to time. Without you, I’d feel like the only book nerd on the site!

3. Thanks to all the Glamberts who read my post on Adam Lambert and gave me my most viewed post ever. Not to mention, linking me to two fan sites I analyzed for a class paper that I got an A on 🙂

Thank you everybody for allowing me to reach this milestone!

Written by Serena Zola

August 5, 2013 at 10:00 AM

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