Feature and Follow #5

8474595901_873f4993f4_nFeature Follow is a weekly meme hosted by Parajunkee at Parajunkee’s View and Alison at Alison Can Read

This is a blog hop which will give everyone the opportunity to not only gain followers, but also meet more bookish people and share the book love!

If anyone is actually interested in following me and my wee baby of a book blog, you can either here on WordPress or through Bloglovin‘. Please feel free to do so! 

This week’s question, as suggested by A Kernel of Nonsense is:

WHAT IS YOUR FAVOURITE MOVIE?

I’m not much of a movie person to be honest, especially when it comes to newer movies. I just don’t have the attention span for it. So I’ll give you a couple of my favourites from the past!

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Feature and Follow #4

8474595901_873f4993f4_nFeature Follow is a weekly meme hosted by Parajunkee at Parajunkee’s View and Alison at Alison Can Read

This is a blog hop which will give everyone the opportunity to not only gain followers, but also meet more bookish people and share the book love!

If anyone is actually interested in following me and my wee baby of a book blog, you can either here on WordPress or through Bloglovin‘. Please feel free to do so! 

This week’s question, as suggested by Journey Through Fiction is:

You can only eat one cuisine type for the rest of your life. Which would you choose? (E.g. Italian, French, Greek, Mexican, Chinese, Indian etc…) 

WHAT KIND OF QUESTION IS THAT?! I mean, really, how do you pick just one? And of course, I’m answering this question while super hungry.

For me, being a vegetarian and having a lot of allergies it’s hard to just eat one type of food. So for me, it’d totally be a mix of Italian and Greek, dear god, my mouth is watering. Both have such an amazing way with food, bother versatile and delicious. I really need to go get some food now.

Feature and Follow #3

8474595901_873f4993f4_nFeature Follow is a weekly meme hosted by Parajunkee at Parajunkee’s View and Alison at Alison Can Read

This is a blog hop which will give everyone the opportunity to not only gain followers, but also meet more bookish people and share the book love!

If anyone is actually interested in following me and my wee baby of a book blog, you can either here on WordPress or through Bloglovin‘. Please feel free to do so! 

This week’s question, as suggested by Bookish Findings is:

WHAT IS THE FIRST BOOK YOU REMEMBER READING?

Oh man, I was excited for this question because I there are so many books that I wanted to pick. I read a lot as a kid, I was reading before I was even put in school. I actually have a whole Goodreads shelf dedicated to books that I read as a child. It makes me sad that I probably wont ever have kids of my own to share my favourite children’s books with. Anyways! I chose Purple, Green and Yellow by Canadian author Robert Munsch. If you’re from Canada then you’ve probably read some of his stuff at some point in your life. I actually got to see him live when I was super young but I remember it quite well. It was an amazing time! He was like a staple read in our schools and at home, I would own his whole collection of books if I had kids.

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Synopsis: Brigid is on the trail of the ultimate felt marker. At first, she’s satisfied to be drawing wonderful pictures. But soon she must have the markers that wash off with water. Then she needs the markers that smell.

But she’s happiest when she gets the super-indelible-never-comes-off-till-you’re-dead markers. She draws brighter-than-real lemons and roses and then goes too far: Brigid draws on herself. Nothing will remove the color, so Brigid reaches deep into the box of markers, finds the people-colored marker, and covers up all the other colors. She looks better than before, too good to be true.

And Brigid is certain that no one will find out her secret. Especially since her father awakes from a nap and looks in the mirror. He looks a bit too good to be true too…


Since I had a hard time picking I wanted to share some Honorable Mentions:

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Feature and Follow #2

8474595901_873f4993f4_nFeature Follow is a weekly meme hosted by Parajunkee at Parajunkee’s View and Alison at Alison Can Read

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This week’s question, as suggested by Natalie Hearts Books is:

IS THERE A BOOK THAT YOU WERE REQUIRED TO READ IN SCHOOL THAT YOU ACTUALLY LOVED?

This is a little late but it’s been a long stressful day and have only now had time to sit down and relax. There was a book I loved that I was required to read in school actually. I’ve talked about it in another post but one of my all time favourite books is Tuesdays With Morrie by Mitch Albom!

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SynopsisA classic from the author of The First Phone Call from Heaven.

Maybe it was a grandparent, or a teacher, or a colleague. Someone older, patient and wise, who understood you when you were young and searching, helped you see the world as a more profound place, gave you sound advice to help you make your way through it.For Mitch Albom, that person was Morrie Schwartz, his college professor from nearly twenty years ago.

Maybe, like Mitch, you lost track of this mentor as you made your way, and the insights faded, and the world seemed colder. Wouldn’t you like to see that person again, ask the bigger questions that still haunt you, receive wisdom for your busy life today the way you once did when you were younger?

Mitch Albom had that second chance. He rediscovered Morrie in the last months of the older man’s life. Knowing he was dying, Morrie visited with Mitch in his study every Tuesday, just as they used to back in college. Their rekindled relationship turned into one final “class”: lessons in how to live.

Tuesdays with Morrie is a magical chronicle of their time together, through which Mitch shares Morrie’s lasting gift with the world.


I read this book in 9th Grade English with a small group of my peers. I was the only one who loved or even liked this book. This book changed my life, it changed the way I thought about love and life and the people in it. I have several copies and definitely need to reread it again soon. I honestly will always quote this quote because it speaks to everything in my being:

“So many people walk around with a meaningless life. They seem half-asleep, even when they’re busy doing things they think are important. This is because they’re chasing the wrong things. The way you get meaning into your life is to devote yourself to loving others, devote yourself to your community around you, and devote yourself to creating something that gives you purpose and meaning.”

I can’t tell you the effect of these words on my younger self, the effect they still have. I think about this every day how so much is missing in my life. And I know it’s mostly because I force people out of my life all the time. I don’t know how to devote myself to others or anything else. I just really really love this book.

Feature and Follow #1 ~ Tattoos!

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Feature Follow is a weekly meme hosted by Parajunkee at Parajunkee’s View and Alison at Alison Can Read. I originally saw this post on Seemless Reader!

This is a blog hop which will give everyone the opportunity to not only gain followers, but also meet more bookish people and share the book love!

If anyone is actually interested in following me and my wee baby of a book blog, you can either here on WordPress or through Bloglovin‘. Please feel free to do so! 

This week’s question, as suggested by Second Run Reviews is:
IF YOU WERE TO GET A TATTOO, WHAT WOULD IT SAY OR WHAT WOULD THE GRAPHIC BE? OR IF YOU HAVE A TATTOO, SHARE A PICTURE AND ITS MEANING.

So, if you’ve read my about me page, you’d know that I actually have seven tattoos and plenty more planned in my head! I had to search multiple places to even find pictures of them because I usually only take pictures of them as soon as they’re done and never again, aha. But here we go:

1) A mechanical heart + trumpet on the back of my left shoulder.

314347_227756760607415_1469809874_nThis was the very first tattoo that I ever got done, it was a month after my 18th birthday and my most painful. It’s also my most meaningful tattoo. I got this for my Grandfather (Papa) who had passed away when I was in my early teens. He was more of Dad to me than my actual Father and the love I had for him will never compare to another. He was a musician, a talented one, he played the keyboard, and played the organ at his Church. Those are my greatest memories of him and I, singing in church, listening to his old cassette tapes with huge headphones on and him playing.

2) the word ‘heartbeat’ on my collarbone.

467461_325107837538973_323384385_oSo this probably the only word I’ll get tattooed on my body. It’s super personal to me and actually my wife wrote this for me after we had just started dating. I didn’t want just any handwriting on my body, I wanted original. This isn’t a tattoo about her though, it’s a reminder for me every time I look in the mirror that I have this heartbeat for a reason. I’m living and breathing for a reason, I may not know that reason yet but I fight myself every day to keep my heart beating.

3) A Salvador Dali Elephant on my inner left arm from wrist to elbow.

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This is a rendition of Elephants that frequented many of Salvador Dali’s paintings. This tattoo was a dedication to my Mom and also the start of my desire to put famous works of art on my body. To start off with, my Mom is left handed and proud of that fact so I put it on my left arm. For as long as I’ve been alive my Mom has loved Elephants so it worked out that Dali’s work was what originally got me into surrealism and art.

4 & 5) Apus Constellation and Cancer Constellation on the back of each upper arm.

980292_524138387635916_286057725_oI’ve always had a fascination with the sky thanks to my name but my love is for the night sky. For as long as I can remember I’ve loved everything about the night sky, especially the stars. The stars are my home in a sense, I never feel more like myself than I do when I’m standing under a clear night sky with millions of stars above me. It’s the only time I ever feel really at peace, it’s when I can really just breathe. So I’d always planned on getting some tattoo on me because then I would always have the stars with me. I chose Cancer (the right side) because it’s my zodiac (I know, I know) and I chose Apus (the left side) because it’s clearest right around the day of my birthday.

6) Egon Schiele artwork on my right shoulder

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This one is just to show more of my appreciation for the arts. I love Egon Schiele’s work and there wasn’t anything I didn’t love about this piece of work. If you know Schiele’s work he did many portraits of women and this one just spoke to me. This one is harder to capture because it wraps around my shoulder but she’s beautiful.

7) and finally, my newest one.

1620543_716039485112471_8827395523027086749_nThis tattoo is also hard to capture in it’s entirety because it wraps around my right forearm. This one doesn’t have any personal meaning but it does have a bit of a story. I went to a Tattoo Convention last fall with my wife, and one of the first booths we saw had this outline on it (since most tattoo artists will draw specific outlines and lay them out on their booth for people to choose from). Originally I wasn’t suppose to get a tattoo, I knew I shouldn’t, so we walked around the entire convention twice but every time we walked by the one booth I couldn’t help but stare at this outline. So finally my wife gave in and I got this baby done for super cheap and it’s become a favourite among family and friends.


There you have it, my seven tattoos and their meanings! I know none of them are book related but that’s because I’ve decided that my passion for art should be showcased on my body. I think it’s great that this ended up being my first FF post since I have a tattoo consultation next week! But back to the original question, do you have any tattoos? plan on getting any?