Sunday, June 18, 2017

Two For One Deal

Hey y'all!

This one is actually going to be quite short, more on the informational side today.

First things first, a giant shout out to all the father's out there today! I hope you have a nice and relaxing time with your families. Y'all are awesome!

Second, I was interviewed!

I know right!

I was interviewed by the lovely Fiona Mcvie which can be found Here. It was a lot of fun and I hope y'all enjoy reading it.

Third order of business, I am now a member of a writing group. We're called the WhipCity Wordsmiths and we're a newly formed writing group and you can find us  Right Here. The best part that I love is that we are all writers of different backgrounds, we write in different genres and we're all of different age groups, but we all love to write. So that is going to be lots of fun.

Anyhow, that is today's post, I should hopefully be updating my bookcase in the next few days, I have 75 pages left of the book that I'm reading and it's absolutely mind blowing. It's about the end of the human race with a giant twist. I think y'all would like it too.

Alright y'all, I hope everyone has a wonderful day!

-Lindsay Stenico

Wednesday, June 14, 2017

Whaaaaaaat? I Made Friends?

College dorm rooms in June, can get ridiculously hot.

How might I know this little tidbit?

Because on Monday, and half of Tuesday, I had my college orientation!

I can already hear my wallet crying in agony.

But I will admit, I actually had a lot more fun then I originally thought I would. I thought that I would be bored because none of my friends were going to be there, and so I didn't think I would know any of the other kids that were there.

Which was true, I didn't know first. 😉

While orientation is designed to help you get familiar with the college, it's also great way to meet other people who are in the same boat as you.

  • College freshmen.
  • Possibly moving away from home.
  • Don't want to get lost either
  • Trying to make something that should only make one meal into a week's worth of food. 
You know, just the usual categories, lol.

I'm usually a shy girl, I'd rather the other person start talking and then join in the conversation, which in my head always seems to work out and we're instantly friends!

By the way, never happens, just in-case y'all were wondering.

This time however, I struck up the conversation first!
And I am seriously grateful that I did, because I ended up hanging out with some really awesome people and had a shit ton of fun. And you know what, we all ended up exchanging Snapchats.
Mmhmm, shit just got real, lol.

It's like what I've said before, you have to live to understand life. And living under a rock doesn't count either, unless you're Patrick Star, then that's different.

So be the first person to strike up a conversation, you never know what might happen.

For me, I made some really cool friends that I'm hoping to see again in three months. And I'm a little less nervous to be starting college in the fall because I've already made some friends. If I had just stayed quiet, then none of this would have happened.

Which really sucks if you think about it. 

Well, I believe that this is the conclusion of this post, I know it might seem a bit boring and short, but sometimes that's exactly what it takes for you to find something that stands out, even if it's just a little tiny thing.

Have a wonderful week everyone!

Oh! And if you are planning on living on campus for college, I recommend bringing a fan, cause you will sweat your ass off in the warmer months.


-Lindsay Stenico

Sunday, June 4, 2017

Book Haul: Part 1

I've learned that it's extremely important that when you go shopping, to bring someone with you who is perfectly okay with keeping you from spending even more money.

Why might I say this?

Because I went to the one store that no book lover can enter by themselves and walk out alive. Or with a full wallet.

That's right. Yesterday...I went to Barnes and Noble.

They should have signs that say things like, "Danger Zone," and "Wallet Will Be Empty Within Five Minutes of Entering."  I had my dad hold me back after I finally decided what books I was going to purchase. And he did good, until I saw these totes that had these seriously cute book quotes on them and I just had to have it. But he did keep me away from the bookmarks because if I'm gonna be honest, I am a giant ass sucker for bookmarks.

You can never have too many books or bookmarks!

Whenever I go into stores that I know I have basically no self control in, I make up a game plan. I will make up a list of what exactly I want/looking for, I will add up the totals the day before to make sure I have enough money, because when I go off the list...this happens.

Because there were some books that I wanted but weren't in the store, I got to go off my list! It was very exciting to be able to go off the rails so to say. And because of that, I found some gems that I can't wait to read. Like, Escaping Perfect by Emma Harrison.

Passenger by Alexandra Bracken.

A Court of Thrones and Roses by Sarah J. Maas.

FirstLife by Gena Showalter.

Witches of East End by Melissa De La Cruz (Author of the Blue Blood Series and Descendants.

This adorable tote! As soon as I saw this I knew I wouldn't be leaving without it.

And last but not least, Splintered by A.G Howard.

 I started reading Splintered, by A.G. Howard last night, and oh my god. For me, I love anything that has it's own take on fairy tales, it's one of my weaknesses. And Splintered is this dark, modern and edgy twist on the story, Alice's Adventures in Wonderland by Lewis Carroll. I'm only 98 pages into it but I am seriously hooked. I can't say too much yet, but it's definitely a must read on my list. 

I've always loved reading. Reading has always been my favorite thing to do, and when I got in trouble when I was younger, (which wasn't that often,) my parents would take my books away. That's how much books mean to me. I can't live without them, I am 100% a certified book nerd!

And I stay up until the wee hours in the morning reading.

 Let's be honest, there is always one more page. Lol.

But reading is also where I got my start for wanting to write. I love how once you get into a book, you're no longer just reading the words off the page, but in your mind it's like you're watching a movie. You can see, hear, taste, and feel everything that you're reading. You end up going off to this other world that only you can interact in at the moment.

Reading is where it all starts for a writer. 

It's the act of opening up a book for the first time, and realizing that you'll never be the same again because of how you felt after reading. 

And that's a powerful thing.

So next time you're at a bookstore, or even the library, check out what they have and find one the interests you. You never know, that book could open your eyes to a whole new world. 


-Lindsay Stenico

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