Tuesday, 25 February 2014

Reading meme

Blog 25-02-2014

It's been a while since I did one of Berry's Monday Meme! While I love doing them, I don't always feel like I have enough to say on the subject selected to warrant my own blogpost. And also most of the time I'm lazy.
This week however, we are talking about books which is a huge part of my life!

Meme instructions: Copy and paste the following questions and answers into your post, delete my answers and input your own. Don’t forget to leave a link to your post in the comments so we can all come and see. If you create an image for this meme, feel free to share it in the Blog Memes Flickr Group.

  1. Are you a bookworm? A most definite yes. Like many, when I grew older, and with the arrival of the Internet, I have stopped reading as much as I did, but it still has a huge place in my life. In fact, I consider them my first immersive experiences away from the real world before worlds like Second Lives added a whole new dimension to it.
  2. Which do you prefer: hardcover, paperback or electronic? I do not differentiate particularly between hardcover and paperback but I do prefer them to electronic. Reading a book, feeling the pages and getting to turn them with excitement at what the next would reveal, that is the true feeling of reading to me. Funnily enough, I very rarely buy books anymore unless it's on my kindle, the reasons being practical ones: I just don't have enough room for books where I live and because it's so much easier and cheaper to buy books in English that way.
  3. Which book is your favorite? That is a very hard question and one that I always have issues answering. I will for example go back and read some books a lot but I would not consider them my favorites and, more often than not, they are simply guilty pleasures. In truth, I have read so many books in my life I cannot simply pick one from the many excellent ones.
  4. Which children’s book is your favorite? While I was and still am a HUGE Harry Potter fan, I'd say that another serie had a bigger impact on me: His Dark Materials. Please, if all you know of those books is the movie they made from the first one, I urge you to go read them. The subjects raised in those stories about growing up echoed deeply within me as I was about the age of the protagonists when I read the books. Aside from that, the book's ending had such an impact on me that I was truly sad for days. It might not seem like a long time, but remember how easily you were distracted as a kid! I even got to writing a different ending (terrible) that I would carry around with me and read when I felt sad! 
  5. What’s the last book you’ve read? Not a book, but I have been reading the Walking Dead comics recently
  6. Name your top five favorite writers: Stephen King, Agatha Christie, Maupassant, J.K. Rowling (try out her other book, The Casual Vacancy, it's really good) and Emile Zola
  7. Name a book that had a strong impact on you: I think the answer would be the same that question 4. Like I said, I read a lot of books, and I am easily connected to the stories. However, my memory is dreadful and yet I always remember the impact those books had on me.
  8. Favorite & least favorite book genres? Favorite would definitely be thriller/horror (even if I'm scared to sleep afterwards). I do not think I have a least favorite aside perhaps for poetry. I do not hate it, simply that I find it harder to fawn over the beauty eveyone else seems to see in most cases.
  9. Favorite & least favorite book-to-movie adaptions? Favorite adaptations would be the Bridget Jones diaries. Those are very far from the true content of the books and yet, I found them just as entertaining. Least favorite would be Twilight. I put those books in my guilty pleasure columns and, while the writing in itself was horrendous, I still enjoyed the story. Mostly. The movies on the other hand...
  10. Have you ever bought a book based on the cover alone? Yes
  11. Where do you usually buy your books? Nowadays, mostly on the Kindle 
  12. Do you go to the library? I used to go a LOT with my mom when I was young to always get new books but not so much now.
  13. How many books do you own? Oh boy, I recently sold a lot of them, but I still have some scattered all over. In truth I have no clue but it's definitely a number higher than 1 000.
  14. If you were to write a book about Second Life, which topic would you focus on? The link between Second Life and the evolution of our mentalities regarding social interactions.

Blog 25-02-2014

The Goods

Jacket .:villena:. - Parka Slate
Shirt mTru // Cinphul Nephilim Top Clean Version (not pictured, bute one of the reasons I bought the top, it comes with a bloody version)
Skirt :::Sn@tch Mesh Wild One Mini Skirt-All Colors (Med):::
Tapped guts SiniStyle Taped Guts
Socks *League* Thermal Sock Set -Dark Grey
Boots DRD worn combats -rigged black
Hands tape (with Slink appliers) Nana

Face piercing - .HoD. - Enigma Mesh Piercing
Ear piercing - .HoD. - Kyo MESH Ear Piercing
Necklace -DRD- Post apocalyptic Nerd - neckwrap
Shovel (anim for it done by me) *~M` n B~* Shovel
Green and gold rag Reapers gang rag from the Crack Den roleplay sim

Hair TRUTH HAIR Luella -  light blondes
Dirt on body and face ViGo Creations - Dirt all over
Poses //elephante poses// - Brown Eyed Girl #3 (right arm animation to hold shovel done by me)
Hands Slink (with Glam Affair skin applier)
Eyes -SU!- Window Eyes Brown and Green 
Skin Glam Affair - Lucy - America
Tattoo leg Reaper tattoo done by me
Tattoo torso .:::: dEVOL ::::. Crow Message to the Earth (no longer exists)


  1. Thanks for the suggestion on J.K. Rowling's book. I'll check it out.