More Happy Than Not Tag!

More happy than not

Whew, another tag! Thanks to Deanna @ anovelglimpse for tagging me!

The I Am More Happy Than Not Tag was created by Shelumiel @ Bookish and Awesome but was originally made in response to the “What makes you #MoreHappyThanNot?” question inspired by Adam Silvera’s upcoming debut More Happy Than Not.  You basically highlight ways you’ve been able to express happiness from the things—big and small—in your life.

These are the three simple rules for doing this tag:

(1) Answer the question “What makes you more happy than not?
(2) Link back to this post to the person who tagged you (or the original creator of this tag)
(3) Have FUN. You can add your links below, as well!

I’m going to start with the obvious, what makes me more happy than not:

  • My Wife and my animals!
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  • Hiking early in the morning.
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  • When I make customers happy at work.
  • Road trips.
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  • Re-reading my favourite books.
  • Where I live back in Canada, in the middle of the night, when it’s chilly and the sky is clear. Sitting out by the water with a million stars above my head.
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  • New tattoos, because they are my story.
  • And last but not least, hugging my Mom!

I tag anyone who wants to share what makes them more happy than not!

3 Days, 3 Quotes Challenge: Day 3

1. Thank the person who nominated you.
2. Post a quote for three consecutive days (one quote for each day).
3. Nominate three new bloggers each day.

“Make a radical change in your lifestyle and begin to boldly do things which you may previously never have thought of doing, or been too hesitant to attempt. So many people live within unhappy circumstances and yet will not take the initiative to change their situation because they are conditioned to a life of security, conformity, and conservation, all of which may appear to give one peace of mind, but in reality nothing is more damaging to the adventurous spirit within a man than a secure future. The very basic core of a man’s living spirit is his passion for adventure. The joy of life comes from our encounters with new experiences, and hence there is no greater joy than to have an endlessly changing horizon, for each day to have a new and different sun. If you want to get more out of life, you must lose your inclination for monotonous security and adopt a helter-skelter style of life that will at first appear to you to be crazy. But once you become accustomed to such a life you will see its full meaning and its incredible beauty.”

Into the Wild by Jon Krakauer

3 Days, 3 Quotes Challenge: Day 2

1. Thank the person who nominated you.
2. Post a quote for three consecutive days (one quote for each day).
3. Nominate three new bloggers each day.

“Have you ever had so much to say that your mouth closed up tight struggling to harness the nuclear force coalescing within your words? Have you ever had so many thoughts churning inside you that you didn’t dare let them escape in case they blew you wide open? Have you ever been so angry that you couldn’t look in the mirror for fear of finding the face of evil glaring back at you?”

Crank by Ellen Hopkins

3 Days, 3 Quotes Challenge: Day 1

1. Thank the person who nominated you.
2. Post a quote for three consecutive days (one quote for each day).
3. Nominate three new bloggers each day.

“Try to imagine a life without timekeeping. You probably can’t. You know the month, the year, the day of the week. There is a clock on your wall or the dashboard of your car. You have a schedule, a calendar, a time for dinner or a movie. Yet all around you, timekeeping is ignored. Birds are not late. A dog does not check its watch. Deer do not fret over passing birthdays. an alone measures time. Man alone chimes the hour. And, because of this, man alone suffers a paralyzing fear that no other creature endures. A fear of time running out.”

The Time Keeper by Mitch Albom

The Fall Time Cozy Book Tag!

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Deanna @ anovelglimpse  tagged me (and despite so many other tags she’s tagged me in that I have yet to post) I couldn’t resist this tag, It’s called The Fall Time Cozy Book Tag. The Fall Time Cozy Book Tag was created by Sam @ Novels and Nonsense.

Crunching Leaves: The world is full of color – choose a book that had reds/oranges/yellows on the cover
Illuminae by Amie Kaufman and Jay Kristoff: I couldn’t resist using Illuminae, it’s a gorgeous cover and the colours are so vivid. Plus, it’s coming out right at mid fall season, so it’s perfect.

Cozy Sweater – It’s finally coll enough to don warm cozy clothing: what book gives you the warm fuzzies?

Aristotle and Dante Discover the Secrets of the Universe by Benjamin Alire Sáenz: Okay so maybe I spent most of the time bawling my eyes out while reading Aristotle and Dante. But it still gave me the warm fuzzies all the time because Aristotle and Dante are amazing.

Fall Storm: The wind is howling & the rain is pounding – choose your favorite book OR genre that you like to read on a stormy day
This was an easy decision for me, I absolutely love the Under the Never Sky trilogy by Veronica Rossi. It’s one of the few books that I actually like to reread. The audio books though are beautifully narrated and I’ve listened to them many times on stormy days.

Cool Crisp Air: What’s the coolest character you’d want to trade places with?
This is such a hard question because there are so MANY characters and worlds that I’d love to live in. Deuce from Ann Aguirre’s Enclave trilogy, Aelin Galathynius from Sarah J. Maas’ Throne of Glass series, Meira from Sara Raasch’s Snow Like Ashes, Katsa from Kristen Cashore’s Graceling…

Hot Apple Cider: What under hyped book do you want to see become the next biggest, hottest thing?

Slip by David Estes was absolutely brilliant. I’ve been hyping his self published books for years and this new trilogy deserve all the hype it can get. Here’s the synopsis:
Someone must die before another can be born…

As sea levels rise and livable landmasses shrink, the Reorganized United States of America has instituted population control measures to ensure there are sufficient resources and food to sustain the growing population. Birth authorization must be paid for and obtained prior to having a child. Someone must die before another can be born, keeping the country in a population neutral position at what experts consider to be the optimal population. The new laws are enforced by a ruthless government organization known as Pop Con, responsible for terminating any children resulting from unauthorized births, and any illegals who manage to survive past their second birthday, at which point they are designated a national security threat and given the name Slip.

But what if one child slipped through the cracks? What if someone knew all the loopholes and how to exploit them? Would it change anything? Would the delicate resource balance be thrown into a tailspin, threatening the lives of everyone?

And how far would the government go to find and terminate the Slip?

In a gripping story of a family torn apart by a single choice, Slip is a reminder of the sanctity of a single life and the value of the lives we so often take for granted.

Coat, Scarves, and Mittens – The weather has turned cold & it’s time to cover up – What’s the most embarrassing book cover you own that you like to keep hidden in public?
I actually have no book cover that I would consider ’embarrassing’ to the point where I’d keep it hidden in public. No steamy romances with half naked men on the covers are on my shelves.

Pumpkin Spice: What’s your favorite Fall time comforts food/foods?
This would have to be my homemade broccoli and potato soup with my Mom’s homemade bread. Probably my absolute favourite meal when it gets cold.

Warm, Cozy Bonfire: Spread the cozy warmth – Who do you tag?
Anyone who wants to do this super awesome tag!