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Let Me be Honest

So guys I want to explain a couple of things before we start communications again. I left blogging. I didn’t take a vacation or just take a leave of absence, I left for real and was going to never come back! Yep me, the non-quitter was about to quit and to be honest I’m not ashamed of my close call. Now before you lose all respect for me let me explain.

I left for one reason, one reason only. I was pissed that you, my audience, isn’t as interactive as I want them to be. They aren’t my audience it seems. I was just hurt that you guys didn’t care about my giveaway and that what I was trying to do was important and I kind of just lost it. And to be honest I lost sight of what was important, views and likes! And I’m not being shy but I’m finally realizing my problem, which is I’m not giving you the desired content you want. I looked through all of my posts I saw that the highest liked and viewed ones are not my book review, no they were my honest lifestyle posts. The posts that I always enjoyed doing, turns out that effort worked out better. So today, the day I decided to keep this blog alive and away from the chopping block I made a decision to remake this blog. And before a riot begins, I am not taking the bookish part away, no I’m just adding the lifestyle part to my blog that you guys like so much. So this is not only for me, but it’s for you to get the content you want!

But before I finish, I want no I need you guys to answer the poll I’m going to leave at the end of this. It is absolutely essential for me to know if you like this, if you don’t or whatever. I just want some feedback to get me back into the swing of things! So the new dates for posting are Wednesday and Friday, and occasionally Mondays; I will let you know on twitter if I’m not posting! SO please fill out my poll and umm be cool lol!!

XOXOLXOLXOXLOXLXO

Setierah

Posted in Blogging, Deep Thinking I do, Doing a Duty, Uncategorized, Vlogging, What My life is about

Lets Talk about Finishing Books

So Howdy Strangers,

It is I Setierah stopping by to write a post, and I have to say that it is good to be back like work has been excruciatingly long and tiring that every chance I have to kick-back and relax I either: fall asleep, stare off into the distance like a creep, or eat pigishly (I made that word up). But I’m happy to write for you guys and not be a creep, because honestly I’m halfway to becoming a weirdo. But on the topic at hand I would like to discuss finishing books, and I really chose this topic because finishing a book is definitely the hardest thing to do. I swear it’s super hard because you have these moments with the book that no one may ever know about, which just means you guys attached at the hip, which is the one thing that every one is dying to have. So let’s get down to the nitty grittiness of finishing books. 

Finishing books, the worst absolute thing that has to be done (when liked) since school was invented. Let’s be honest, all of us readers dread finishing books because it’s like an end to the alternate world we wish our life was, just like the twilight series phase. So the question still remains: How do I break with my book on nice terms? Well to be honest, breaking up with books (finishing books) isn’t easy because you mainly go through the pain yourself because the book has no feelings and pretty much does this everyday like a machine. You feel used don’t you? But you shouldn’t, if a book has many readers it’s a good thing and is the ONLY exception to cheating.  Embrace the book’s loving arms and enjoy the moments you and the book had, and when it’s time to go save the tears for your friends to listen to because the book is already on to the next culprit. 

I’ve actually been this foolish reader, who was absolutely infatuated with the prestigious writing and riveting characters. Believe me, when your that deep in love or infatuation you can’t just hit it and quit it, it’s your job to continue reading the book. Like I said, I’ve been in this situation a few times and believe that once your in, your in. So to all of my readers, get attached and love thy book but when it’s time to go, don’t get teary eyed just leave with your pride. It’s so much easier than begging for something that’ll never be, at least until the sequel. And to be honest, sometimes that sequel just doesn’t live up to the expectations but we have to give it a try anyways. 

So take my advice and be careful with your love because you’ll be hooked in and cooked to eat like a fish. Read until you can’t see anymore because finishing books will always hurt like a knife to the heart. So anyways, that was my quick post and come back for my review of a couple of books you didn’t even know I read, you might even enjoy my reactions. 

XOXLLOXLOXLXOLXOXLXLOXLX

Setierah 

Posted in Deep Thinking I do, Doing a Duty

Banned Books is Wrong!

Morning to you guys,

I hope you guys are up for my HUGE serving of opinion and fact, because I just can’t hold my tongue on this anymore. Banned books to me are really stupid. I mean to me, books deliver a way to just get away from all of the shit in our life and to live for an hour, 2 hours or a day without disruption. For most people this is what reading is about for them (adding  small pieces of enjoyment) no matter the content, and I understand there is always going to be those people who disagree with the kind of content but is it necessary for them to voice their irrational opinions. I mean I totally understand that some books have  inappropriate parts but they are just books, chill. But instead of ranting I’ll give you a compelling case.

My question to you is: when did life become more about hiding controversial issues from the upcoming generations? When did life become so controlled? When did the government forget about our freedom to speak aloud? Can you come up with an answer, because I sure can’t. Don’t you remember when you were shown the constitution and promised that you could say just about anything without getting yelled at. If you don’t here’s a quote from it:

“Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof; or abridging the freedom of speech, or of the press; or the right of the people peaceably to assemble, and to petition the Government for a redress of grievances.”

There are exceptions to this law as there are to any law but It’s mostly clear that we have the right to say,write anything that doesn’t incite fight. But when has a book caused someone to harm another? Not that I know of, at least classics or YA Fiction books.

But not only do we have the right to OUR freedom of speech, but also we have the right to write anything our ambitious hearts desire. Even the president of ALA, Carol Brey-Casiano, believes we have the chance to read what we want to read. Here’s a quote from him: “”Not every book is right for every person, but providing a wide range of reading choices is vital for learning, exploration, and imagination. The abilities to read, speak, think, and express ourselves freely are core American values.” Read more: Banned Books http://www.infoplease.com/spot/banned-kids-books.html#ixzz3QGJpYEKi

The ALA president is definitely hitting the nail correctly, because books can help establish learning and maybe even encourage changes in behavior. In experiments conducted by researchers from Ohio University, they found that people who took on the life of a main character changed for the better or the worse depending upon the situation. Basically, 82 registered to vote graduates had read a story (in four different variations) about a student who overcame obstacles before getting to the booth to vote; the stories also had small resemblances to the graduates lives. After, they were given a  questionnaire to evaluate how that story influenced there actions for voting. 65% of the graduates voted that they voted on election day versus the people that didn’t read the first person story. “When you share a group membership with a character from a story told in first-person voice, you’re much more likely to feel like you’re experiencing his or her life events,” Libby said. “And when you undergo this experience-taking, it can affect your behavior for days afterwards.”

So I’m telling you this because banning books takes away the learning experience that could possibly help change behavior for the better. If books keep getting banned, what will the following generations have to learn from. We may have tons of people to imitate but I definitely think that having books to help us learn is a better way and by taking away these books because of a few curse words, or  a racial scene can affect society in a detrimental way. Even taking away books because they interfered with religious beliefs is a definite no-no. Actually it’s a BIG no-no because that may not go against the constitution, but it goes against the words of Thomas Jefferson that were also used in the supreme court’s ruling in the case Everson vs. Board of Education.

So to my conclusion, without influential books we will be a world of how Ray Bradbury described as “Members of a futuristic society are also as obsessed with their large, flat-screen televisions”. And honestly, that scares the crap out of me, because without books I would be a nervous wreck and then some, like I could never imagine living in a world where books were burned, no matter the book. But no matter what I say, no matter what I do, no matter how much I scream, our society will continue a pattern that is nor healthy nor right but is wrong. The pattern of banning books will continue because monkey do monkey see and soon there will be no more books to ban. So this is how I feel about banning books and I hope you would feel the same.

Cite:

http://researchnews.osu.edu/archive/exptaking.htm

http://www.washingtonpost.com/business/technology/dreams-of-ray-bradbury-ten-predictions-that-came-true/2012/06/06/gJQAqbs9IV_story.html

http://www.thebookescape.com/BannedWithReasons.html

Hope you enjoyed,

XOXOXLXOXLXOXLXOXLXO

Setierah

Posted in Deep Thinking I do, IDK, Info about Me

Blogging Goals of 2015!!!!<3

GUYS I MISSED YOU,

So like really I missed you guys so much, but to contain all of my happiness I am finally doing my sort of goals of 2015. Basically I have only a few goals that would really make me feel good, and these goals are going to be centered around blogging. Then i’ll make a book goals of 2015 to let you guys know what I’m striving for. But anyways here are my blogging goals of 2015.

1. Take Responsibility for My Blogging Career

As a blogger I dreamed of having a great fairy godmother that would wave her wand and magically make me have a great blogging life. But as you all know ,THAT WILL NEVER HAPPEN. So I soon arrived at the point that I had to work for it and really hard. But I have a point about this so stay with me, I’m confessing that I really want to take more responsibility for my blogging career. Yep, I said it, I feel that I could be more responsible for my career as a blogger.  I don’t know how but I will figure how to better myself as a blogger, because it isn’t fair to you guys that I sporadically post here and there and promise a consistent post. So I am going to change and become a responsible blogger.

2. Be More Social (less loner lol)

Absolutely nothing is wrong with being a loner, which I know but I realized that it’s important to be social and make friends around the blogisphere (I know I spelled that wrong but we will all live with that). I figured that instead of having just my books as friends, I could have actual people as friends. Lol, seriously though I really have no people to talk and converse with about books, unless they are those annoying people who ask about your book and act confused after you explained everything, like wtf. 

But I feel that I just need to have a crowd of bloggers who have done it better and longer, so changing my crowd and improving my surroundings.

3. Become A stronger Critical Reviewer 

I really thought about this goal and think that it may seem foolish to other stronger book bloggers because you can’t change the style of your writing because it’s simply your writing. But I think that if I improve and become more critical, I may one day be able to provide reviews that gives insight to readers while not spoiling the books for readers. This will also help me with my analyzing passages for my standardized tests, so it’s a win win for the both of us. So being me, I am going to try to improve my style, YAY!!!

4. Keep Up With The Jones’s

I know what’s going through you guy’s mind right now, such as    OR     

But I need you to stay with me, keeping up with the Jones’s is to stay alert on the books that book bloggers are reading. I know, who is going to mention the unknown books. Well, I am but I still need to keep up with the newest books to bring my viewers the best informed reviews.

So there are my goals, short and sweet and to the point and I will be following up with my goals in reading for you guys to see. But I hope you guys enjoy your night and ohhhhh let me not forget that I have so many new books and will be doing something to recognize them very soon so get ready for that and have a great rest of the week. Love you guys!!!

XOXOOXOXOXoXXOOXOXLOXLXOXL

Setierah

Posted in Deep Thinking I do, Reading Challenges, Something New, Updates, Vlogging, What I am reading

Just a thought…

Early morning to you guys,
So you may ask what I’m doing up so early, since I’m always sleeping, but the answer to that question is simply because a book was pondering my mind. A classic, not my kind of classic but the kind that was written in the late or early 1900s (I have no idea of the date so I’m clueless like you). The book is called The Bell Jar , by the renowned Sylvia Plath who created a take on clinical depression. She not only crafted this tale but many reviewers (on goodreads, where many have an opinion) have agreed that she put her foot into this novel.

A novel including several downright hilarious, dark centered jokes based on her outlook on life. The novels plot is about a lady who slowly loses her mind to insanity (but what do I know I haven’t read the book yet, I’ve only read the review lol). Many say this dark centered book has cut to the core but hey, that won’t scare me the big be wolf away.

So I don’t know that Ill be able to handle reading this book but all I can do is try, right? Anyways, leave comments about your experience with reading the book if you have read it but if you haven’t wish me luck. Alright so I’m going to hit the sac or something like that, so anyways I’ll tell you about my journey and I’ll say goodnight to those on the East coast and good morning to the west.
Goodnight guys,
Setierah 

I’m totally obsessed with Kim Kardashian’s new game!

Morning guys,
So I’m back from my vacation, which I know I didn’t tell you guys about but I did, and I must say that this vacation was stress free and a very happy week. But while in my vacation, I totally got hooked to this new game made by Kim Kardashian, and I must say my life kind of revolves around this. Like I get up and check the game, I eat then check the game and after writing a post to put up today I played the game. Like I’m so obsessed with this game but I give Kim Kardashian her props for making this game because it’s absolutely entertaining for me. But since I’ve been playing this game I feel like I’ve been liking this her more and more. So I definitely think that Kim Kardashian is a great person and I mean that. So that’s my little finding and I definitely think you guys should check out her new game because it is very fun.

XOXOOXOOXOOXOOXOOXOOXOOXOOXOXO
Setierah

Why is there a Sunday? Deep thinking time lol

So good morning guys, I know I haven’t posted any vlogs which you guys love (lol idk if you do) but I’m back with literally trying to think about what I want to talk about today but I am blank like a person staring at a white wall. But good morning and happy last day of the weekend, which is very sad for me lol because I like my Saturdays and Sundays where I usually sit down and literally do nothing but I guess doing something is better than doing nothing. But I feel like Sunday is the most boring day ever presented on the calendar. Like I would want them to change the name to “weekend ender” or “pre-Monday” But this day is also very good for reading, I mean it gets way more interesting and plus what’s better than being in a made-up world. Alrighty then, I guess there was a purpose to this vlog, to insult Sunday. But Sunday is a good day it’s just very boring for me sometimes. But anyways, enjoy your last day of the weekend and I’m going to get some reading done.
Bye guys,

XOXOOXOOXOOXOOOXOOXOO

Setierah
P.S. I’m reading Inland and Carnival so check those books out because they are fantastic.