Sunday, March 8, 2015

Spring is Coming!

Spring is coming, my friends!

With the changing landscape comes renewal, a time to start all things fresh and new.
Make sure you take a little time for you in these coming weeks!
I myself as feeling refreshed, renewed, and revitalized.

Let's go get things done!

Have a wonderful week! ♥

Sunday, March 1, 2015

The Giant Fan & Unread Books

(Drag the pictures to your tab bar to see them better. I had to take horizontal shots!)

I have decided I have a very eclectic sense of style when it comes to decorating... and family members feed into it oh so much!

While I was away at a children's musical rehearsal, my dad found this not-so-little beauty at Goodwill and decided that my bedroom needed it. It was certainly a pleasant surprise, and I put it up on my wall above my bed as soon as I got a free chance to do so. A painting of poppies was there before, and now I plan on hanging that in another place on my wall. It's so exciting for me to move things around in my room. I know it sounds silly, but it makes me quite happy.

School has been very stressful on me, even with organizing and scheduling. There is just SO MUCH. I bounce in and out of feeling motivated and productive to feeling completely overwhelmed and smothered, but I still plug on through all the work. I can't wait for summer -- it will be a very nice break! I'm not complaining wholeheartedly since I do adore the classes and am lucky to have the chance to study them... but good gracious! All this so fast? 

On a side note, I have been meaning to share my current reading list with you all!

These are but a few of the books I have accumulated over the past three years, all of which are (wait for it.....) UNREAD.

I'm slowly working on changing that, though

For those who are infinitely curious, the list includes:

The Boleyn Inheritance -- Philippa Gregory
The Red Queen -- Philippa Gregory
The Queen's Fool -- Philippa Gregory
The Virgin's Lover -- Philippa Gregory
World Without End -- Ken Folleett
The Norton Anthology of:  (completel sets)
English Literature
World Literature
American Literature
The Mists of Avalon -- Marion Zimmer Bradley
Her Fearful Symmetry -- Audrey Niffenegger
The Time Traveller's Wife -- Audrey Niffenegger
Pirate Latitudes -- Micheal Crichton
Selected poems of Seamus Heaney
A-Z Aromatherapy -- Patricia Davis
On Writing -- Stephen King
The Book of Virtues -- William J. Bennett
Game of Thrones -- George R.R. Martin
The True History of Tea -- Victor H. Mair and Erling Hoh
The Bedford Anthology of World Literature
The Doctor's Wife -- Elizabeth Brundage
The Essential Tales and Poems of Edgar Allan Poe
Wives and Daughters -- Elizabeth Gaskell
The Faerie Queene -- Edmund Sepnser
Robert Browning's Poems
Sherlock Holmes -- Sir Arthur Conan Doyle
Shogun -- James Clavell
Les Miserables -- Victor Hugo
Dragon Rider -- Cornelia Funke

I have been on a Philippa Gregory run for some months now, so I shall start with all of her books first. I adore them ever so much. As I chew through this list, I shall keep you all updated and perhaps provide brief reviews of each book as I go!

What are you currently reading?

Have a lovely Sunday, all! ♥