Things that make me Happy!

I was nominated by Lilisblissfulpages to list 50 things that make me happy

Check out her blog for read book insights and also the Read-A-Thon (Did you just rename it?) 24 hours of straight reading! I have yet to make it that long haha!

This is really a good time of year to be thinking of these things in our lives. We just pasted Thanksgiving in the states and we are coming up on Christmas. These last few years it has been good to focus on non-material things since I haven’t had the money to buy my family any gifts. I always tell them to not get me anything either. It really is nice just to be with them. I have brothers that I rarely get to see and most of the time they don’t come to Christmas so it tends to just be me and my parents.

So lets see how far I get down this list of 50!

  1. Dogs- and honestly animal in general. I love my four rescues and they are really like my children.

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    So freaking cute! The white fluff is my first adopted one when I lived in Korea 😀
  2. Writing- It is always fun to put down writing as something that makes me happy. Because if you write (hey bloggers) you know how frustrating writing can be. How you find that you used the word slowly 175 times in your manuscript. When you just can’t seem to put a comma in the write place. Also when you stare at a blank screen and those damn words just don’t seem to cooperate. Then in the end you struggled through those 500 words and you find that really fun moment where you realize you are doing something you love. Yes, happiness is a funny word to describe writing but in the end things in our life that make us happy are things we work for.
  3. My room- I get my own writing room. It really is nice to close the door and be able to have some focus
  4. Theatre- I used to act and I loved it. I still find so much magic in going to live theatre.
  5. Slow snow- Nothing is more peaceful than slow falling snow. It just kind of sparkles.
  6. Anime- Yeah this will always pop up. The stories, the characters, the abs… There really is something for everyone. I just wrote a post on why I love anime. I’m just always happy that I found it.
  7. Urban Fantasy- Gosh I love this genre. The sarcasm really is right up my alley. The action the bit of darkness. The struggle of the characters. It is something I will always enjoy reading.
  8. YA Fantasy- This is a genre that has grown so much and I wish I had this many amazing and diverse books to read when I was a teen. I love the fact that it is something that can be enjoyed for any age and there is something for everyone.
  9. The manga Mars- This was a manga that put me in a reading slump for over a month. The longest ever. Nothing I read could compare to it. I loved the tragic characters. The story. The relationship. It really hit me in a hard way and I want to reread it but I also don’t want to…
  10. Ella Enchanted- This is a ya book that I read every year. I love fractured fairy tales and I love Cinderella stories. Something about an underdog you know? This was one of the first books I read as a young girl that had this spunky female lead. I think before I was used to reading about “nice girls” I loved the character. I think it is safe to say that you will see a bit of Ella in a lot of my female characters. But with more swearing…
  11. Chocolate – This makes me a bit too happy and I think I enjoy it too much.
  12. Hak- Also I have a full post about my husbando.
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    But in case you forgot… ha

    13. Christmas trees- I don’t have one up in my house but honestly I can stare at a Christmas tree for hours. I don’t know what it is about the lights or the tree or the memories in the ornaments. It just makes me feel so happy!

14. The aniblogger community- It makes me so happy to take about anime on here. I don’t get to talk about it much in my life. I’m just so happy I have a safe place to write about anime and talk about it with others.

15. Is this the place where I have to list individual anime? hahaha Honestly 50 things isn’t much but it is a lot to write.

16. Warm socks – My feet are usually really hot but dang in the winter cozy socks are amazing!

17. Writing Conferences- I’m so lucky to go to places that really recharge me as a writer. A place where I met other writers and we check in with each other. I hope you have found a small group of other people that encourage you with what you love to do. If you don’t you can always send me a message and we can talk! I’m awkward but I love to hear about what you love!

18. The fact that I can’t make it to 50 since I rambled on too much but I know you all won’t judge me. Right?

Thank you you again to Lili for the nomination and I’m sorry it took me so long to get to doing this post.

So take some time in this holiday season to think about the things that make you happy!

Happy Watching!

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My Name TBR and TBW

First if I want to say I am so thankful for all the tags and awards that I have been nominated for, you all warm my heart that you think of me. Second I want to say sorry that I suck at answering them. I just got nominated by The Moyatorium and at this moment I have time to answer so I’m excited! This one seems a bit hard so lets see if I can do this!

So for every letter of my name I’m going to list a To be read book/manga or a To be watched anime… It looks like I have some repeat letters in my blog name so hopefully I can wake up my brain cells…

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K – King’s Game JK JK I’ve already seen that mess and I’m good… For this I’ll put Kuroko’s Basketball since I’m still in the middle of watching (I just started season three) and that is also a manga that I would like to read. I’ve never been a sports anime fan, but Haikyu!! has changed my life and I really like this anime so far.

I – InuXBoku Secret Service, Wow this has been on my que for a long time… I’ve only heard good things but I have never watched it… It isn’t that long and I may need to just take a few hours and knock it out.

M – Mob Psycho 100. This is another anime that I’ve heard good things about and I’ve held back watching because the art style looks like it will take me awhile to get into.

C – Court of Thorns and Roses a book by Sarah J. Maas. I own the dang thing I just haven’t read it yet… I get distracted by shiny things often.

H – Himouto! Umaru-chan – Due to a review by another blogger- and I’m a jerk and forgot the name- I want to give this anime another chance. I made it about three episodes in if I remember and I didn’t care much for the main character but I hear she shows some growth, so I want to give it another go!UmaruChibi

I- (Yikes another I?) Um… How about The Inexplicable Logic of my Life – It is another book that is in my kindle – that I don’t remember buying- But I own it for some reason and I’m sure it’s good… I just haven’t read it.

S – Sound! Euphonium- I’ve heard also a lot of good things about this anime and one reason I wanted to watch it is because I have a friend who is musical and I’m trying to bring her to the dark side and watch anime so I was looking for a gateway drug for her to enter our world… Muwhahaha!

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My success at converting all my friends to watch anime! AHHH HAHAHAHA

A – Angel Beats – Again I hear great things… I just need to sit my butt down and watch it.

M – (Okay my name has too many letters that are the same…) – The Melancholy of Haruhi Suzumiya- I heard a youtube clip one day of a song on the show and I really liked it so I added it to my Queue and I still have yet to watch it. I really want to, yeah yeah, sit down watch, yada yada 🙂

A – Angels’ Blood – I got this book from a book club member that recommended it. Looks pretty cool nice cover… yeah… haven’t read it yet.

 

So there you go! My list of things that I need to read or watch and now I feel panicked to watch all the things! JK I’ll get to it 😉 Someday… Maybe when there are less shiny things…

I’m going to tag others now and you all know that I’m not great at answering these so don’t feel like you have to, but do check out their blogs for some great content!

The Maniacal Book Unicorn

The Spooky Red Head

Aldael’s Attic

-The Book Worm Drinketh

So there you go!

Happy Watching!