BEDIO: WWW Wednesday (10/19/22)

Happy Wednesday everyone!

Today’s WWW Wednesday will be pretty short since I haven’t finished any new books since my post last week, although I did start a book! I just have not been in the mood to read, so I’m letting myself ride out this current reading slump πŸ‘Œ

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BEDIO: Top Ten Tuesday- Favorite Words

Hi everyone and happy Top Ten Tuesday!

Today’s prompt is to discuss our favorite words, so I decided to do a little experiment. I am taking four creative writing pieces that I’ve wrote, and will be making word clouds out of them! Essentially, we’ll see what are the top ten words I used in each piece, and whether I need to expand my vocabulary πŸ˜‚

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BEDIO: Free Write Monday

Hello! Happy Monday and BEDIO everyone!

Since it’s the beginning of the week, it’s time for another Free Write Monday πŸ₯³

As I share these prompts, feel free to try them out yourself and share your work! Whether it’s linking to your post or just writing it out in a comment, I’d love to see what you come up with (:

Once again, here is the Tumblr page I’ve been referencing, which has 50 prompts related to fall. Check it out so you can follow along, or try out some of the other prompts!

PROMPT: Decorating the front door with autumn wreaths.

Using Canva for inspiration again πŸ‘Œ

I ran my hand along the fabric of the synthetic leaves that made up the wreath laying in the box in front of me. The faint scent of cinnamon and old wood swirled around me, welcoming me into an embrace with an old friend. Placing both hands on either side, I lifted it up, the orange and yellow leaves catching the light of the afternoon sun as I hung it up on my door.

It’s a tradition that started with my grandma making this wreath as I sat beside her on the floor, playing with the discarded leaves that drifted down next to my feet. When she finished, she picked it up off the table and headed towards the front door, me scurrying after her, full of excitement. After she hung it on the front door, she looked down at me, smiling big enough that I could see the gap in her teeth from having one of her molars removed.

That same smile played across my face, as I tilted my head to look down into the sparkling eyes of my own granddaughter. She met my gaze and giggled, reaching for my hand. I took her hand into my own, and we turned our sight back on to the old wreath, once again hanging on the door to bring in the autumn season.

And that’s all I have for today’s Free Write Monday! Thanks for stopping by, and I will see you tomorrow with a new post!


BEDIO: Reader’s Problems Book Tag

Happy Sunday!

I decided to dig out another book tag that has been sitting in my drafts for a couple of years, and this time, all the answers are blank! πŸ˜‚ I also figured since it’s October and Halloween is coming up, each question is going to be decorated in the most festive fashion.

I originally found this tag on the blog Lauren’s Bookshelf.

Now, here we go with the tag!

You have 20,000 books in your TBR, how in the world do you decide what to read next?

As a mood reader, I’ll basically figure it out by figuring out how I’m feeling πŸ€·β€β™‚οΈ Am I in the mood for a romance? I’ll pick it up. Want to dive into a long fantasy series? I’ll go ahead and start it.

You're halfway through a book and you're just not loving it. Do you put it down or are you committed?

I’ll put it down, as I don’t have the time, energy, or patience anymore to push myself to read a book I’m simply not enjoying πŸ€·β€β™‚οΈ

The end of the year is coming and you're behind on your reading challenge, do you try to catch up? And if so, how?

I’ll definitely work on catching up! Since there are graphic novels and manga series I’m interested in reading, I would just pick up something in one of these formats.

The covers of series you love do not match, how do you cope?

Cry πŸ˜‚ If I had all the money in the world, I would replace the books that have my least favorite cover, but since I don’t… I’ll just stick with crying 😝

Everyone and their mother loves a book that you do not. Who do you bond with over your shared feelings?

Ohhh this one is difficult πŸ€” I usually find that I typically expect to disagree with when it comes to liking or disliking a book are the ones I end up agreeing with… so I tread lightly until I know they won’t get too upset about me ranting about not liking the book πŸ˜‚

You're reading a book in public, and you're about to start crying. How do you deal?

I would probably find the nearest bathroom, let myself cry, or try and think about something else. It kind of depends on what I’m able to do in the moment, and how self-conscious I’m feeling haha

The sequel to a book you loved just came out, but you've forgotten a lot of what happens. Are you going to re-read it?

Most likely no, as I typically start remembering what happens when I start reading the sequel. However, if I’m completely lost, I’ll probably go back to the first book, or I’ll just look it up online… just depends on how much time I have.

You do not want anyone to borrow your books. How do you politely say no when someone asks?

Them: “Can I borrow your book?”

Me: “Nope!”

Usually I’m excited for people to borrow my books, so it isn’t an issue I run into too often, but if it’s a book that’s a special edition or something, I don’t feel the need to explain any further than just a simple no.

You have picked up and put down 5 books in the last month. How do you get over this reading slump?

When this happens, it means that I just need a break from reading, so I’ll start a new TV show, watch a movie, or watch through YouTube just to give my brain a rest from reading. It’s a hobby after all, so there are going to be times when I just feel like doing something else, it’s normal.

There are so many books coming out that you are dying to read. How many do you end up buying?

Hahahahahaha well… probably none because I don’t have the money to purchase every single book that’s coming out (and I’ll usually wait for others to review them).

After you purchase all of these books that you're dying to read, how long so they sit on your shelves before you get to them?

After I get a book, I rarely read it right away. It may take me a couple months to a couple years to get to a book after I get it πŸ˜‚

And that’s all I have for today! If you have any thoughts on the questions presented in this tag, feel free to share them in the comments below!

Otherwise, I will see you tomorrow with a new post (:

-Erin πŸŽƒ

BEDIO: Horror Manga I Want To Check Out (Even When It’s Not October πŸ‘»)

Happy Friday everyone!

So I’ve been wanting to get into more horror manga, as I’ve heard of some interesting series. The series I’ve read so far are Berserk and The Girl On The Otherside (although this second one isn’t super horror-esque, so if you are interested in something horror like, but isn’t too grotesque or violent, this is a good place to start).

This is just a list of a few of the many recommendations I’ve received that I can remember off the top of my head. Some of these recommendations come from the blog Books And Bao and Seji from The Artisan Geek, as well as former coworkers. Now, let’s get into it!

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BEDIO: My Favorite Lo-fi Background Music to Listen to During October

Hey everyone!

You may have noticed there was another post that was supposed to go up today, but I ran out of time (and mental energy) to work on it, so it was blank … which is why I deleted itπŸ˜‚ I want to post it sometime soon, but as you could tell, I still need to get everything written and put together haha

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