Happy weekend everyone! I had a long tough week and I can’t be more grateful than burying myself under these snug sheets and soft pillows on this rainy day. I made a huge decision of participating on yet another meme. (Yes, it’s gargantuan, honey!) Engaging yourself on a weekly blog activity entails commitment and time. While I’m absolutely rich in the former, time is hardly a luxury for me so I had to think it over.
Spotlight Saturday is a weekly feature, created by Josie at Josie’s Book Corner, dedicated to spotlighting and pinpointing some of the things over the week that have caught my attention more than usual, things I’ve particularly loved, etc.
I’d like to shed limelight to the proponent of this book meme, Josie @ Josie’s Book Corner. Josie is one of the bloggers I followed ever since I started my blog this year. I’m not entirely certain if we began blogging on the same period though I must say she’s made quite a big progress since then. I adore how Josie keeps grace under pressure as she attends to her exams and other school stuff, keeps her blog, instagram, and tweeter busy, and checks out other blogs too. Seriously, she’s altogether good at putting everything straight! Spill me your secret, girl! 😀
Also, her blog is not only rich quantity-wise but also quality. For me, one post requires a laborious effort to keep its quality intact that I end up putting up twice or thrice a week only. In Josie’s case, she blogs daily without ever sacrificing beauty in each of her posts. I particularly like her Thursday Ramblings where she talks about book elements and trends. I practically feel I’m an agent trying to sell out her blog but seriously, you guys should check her site out!
Spotlighted Blog Post
There’s this post I came across from one blogger about design guides. Aentee @ Read at Midnight shared tips on how she does her graphics. She is a regular awardee of the Spotlighted Blog Post from others who also do this book meme and of course, she has every right to deserve another one this week! If you haven’t seen how she styles her blog, better check it out (That Top 10 Tuesday graphics is just freaking awesome!). My MS Paint/ basic Photoshop skills totally shy away. Aentee has a long list of suggestions on how you can design your blogs and create banners. They’re absolutely helpful!
I’ve just finished reading Crown of Midnight by Sarah J. Maas and it was a cut above Throne of Glass. On my hand is Heir of Fire, the third installment, and I’m a quarter through and so far getting hooked. I keep hearing about this new guy, Rowan, as another contender in Celaena’s heart and I’m just dying to know more about it. Also, since the fantasy theme had increased ten folds in Crown of Midnight, I’m sure Mass wouldn’t fail me here. If you’ve read this book, let’s fangirl but no spoils yet please!
Lately, I resemble an automaton worker who gets stressed from traffic, sits on meetings, does what’s told, inevitably listens to office gossips, rants about my boss. Everything is on loop. I’m burning my life away in an air-conditioned hell and enslaving myself for money. Seriously, I’m loosing all my college ideals I’m practically going deranged. This job no longer makes me happy. My level of exasperation rose to a peak this week. In fact, I dedicated a blog post for it here. Just when I felt being in my utmost woebegone state, I felt so much love from the people I interacted here in this media and in Twitter. It’s astounding to realize how people can radiate warm concern from a distance through technology. After this, I somehow felt relieved (though my boss is still an ass).
Traffic in my country is insane and there’s no better company to sit in a two-hour trip to work than music. I’m using Spotify as my music app and, except for the fact that it hasn’t got Taylor Swift on its library, it hasn’t let me down. This app is designed for easy navigation, imbeciles like me can work their way out with hardly any sweat. Songs there are downloadable at a very cheap rate and what’s more, they’re often up-to-date. I get fast access on what’s the hottest song through their chart features or get cozy and warm on their songs organized according to genre. I’m a follower of Sam Smith, Maroon 5, and One Republic on Spotify so I get updated every time they uploaded a new song. I suck at marketing so you guys should better check out their one-week free trial.
Have I mentioned I’m an absolute fan of Adam Levine? Yup! And while Maroon 5 isn’t publicizing any songs lately, Locked Away by Rock City ft Adam Levine is playing on loop. My playlist is a third-full of Adam Levine/ Maroon 5 hits and if you ask me if I’d ever get tired hearing his sleepy, rock voice, I wouldn’t.
This quote is on point and I’m having serious thoughts about escaping this slavery I trapped myself into.