Bookaholic Adventures

Follow up to my cooking confession. I bought more cookbooks! Buy one get one free at my local used bookstore! The worst thing about cooking for me is coming up with ideas.  Maybe this will help? If not at least I have more books? 

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Confession

So I went to my first “Paint Night” this week. Totally awesome! I had to confess to a friend how I actually became interested in painting.  I’d thought I’d share with you all too.

It all started with a book of course….I was reading  The Best Kind of Broken by Chelsea Fine. The main character was a painter. I needed another outlet and why not painting?  Pixie surely made it sound super awesome. So, after I finished reading the book I did some research then made my way to the nearest Hobby Lobby to buy painting tools. I absolutely suck at it but it’s fun and this paint night made a step in the right direction I think? If not, I at least saw my friends’ mad painting skills so I can make them teach me 🙂

Anyways, I feel like a total dork but hey, what can I do? #bookdragon 😉

Wake

Thought I’d give it a try, Daily Prompt:  Symptom here it goes:

We laughed. We cuddled. I softened deep into his embrace. His smell…My God his smell. It was an ecstasy. When we were together I felt whole. I felt like I belonged.

I smiled. We talked. I shared my darkest secrets. He was still there.  He still loved me.

I dreamed. They were big too.  The clouds spread all around me. The words easily fell on paper. I was successful.

I awakened. To a nightmare. Red on all the walls. Tears and mascara on my face. Chaos around me. Men and women in white surrounding me.

I screamed. I told them to take me back, to him. To my life. It would fade if I didn’t get back.

They placed an IV. A liquid entered my veins. My euphoria dissipated.

I cried. Reality returned. It was all imagined they said. A symptom.

 

And I realized….

Two life defining moments for me:

1.One of my friends bought me a Lord of the Rings scarf for Christmas. I was thrilled!

2. I joined a book group on facebook and had the balls to post to it!  It was about The Chemist which I’m not to happy with (different storry for a different post). The point: I had an intriguing conversation with a complete stranger!!

The fact these small things in life excited me so much made me realize I’m a complete dork! It’s official, I’m a dork 🙂 But I’m getting older so I’m starting to just roll with it more!

Confession 

If you want a bookworm to cook….get her a cookbook! My mom bought  me one and I’ve actually enjoyed picking recipes and cooking. My friends all know how big a feat this is…but sshh don’t tell anyone my secret. I still like getting free meals 😉

2017:Intellectual Growth and Reading Expansion

​According to Neil deGrasse Tyson, these are the 8 essentials that every intelligent person should read. These books were my Christmas gift.

I’ve been getting my 2017 reading challenge list together. I want to expand my reading culture 🙃. Meaning try new things, learn new things, read different perspectives, so on and so forth. Looks like I’ll be adding these to my list! Geez, its going to be a long list!  Coming soon! I think I might add a writing challenge too!! Avid readers tend to be great writers….or so they say 😕….I guess we’ll see about that….