This Happens Every Time

Let’s be honest. Over these last few months I have felt a little slumpy at the end of every single month.
I had a goal of joining one readathon every single month, but I think it might be a bit too much. A lot of the readathons are month long with loads of prompts, and let’s face it I am an overachiever, I want to complete every single prompt, and when I see it doesn’t work I get slumpy, this has happened over the last few months, and I see it again this month.
I have to say, I am joining a readathon in August. G from Book Roast is low key hosting the Magical Readathon, just for people to finish their career if they want to. This is my first year joining, and I want to complete it. And then a new chapter of this readathon will start next year. And I get that, with everything that has been going around I understand.

I have books for every single prompt, I have to finish 18 books to finish my career. I hope that will happen, I hope I will be able to finish the books that I need to, and not read everything else. I have chosen books I am excited for, and I hope that helps. I will also be participating in a game on a Facebook group called WeBeBook’n called Jeopardy, and if anyone has seen the game on YouTube or Netflix it’s the same just with book prompts. Let’s be honest, I want to win. I think that this might motivate me to read some more, and I hope the prompts I get will fit to the books I want to read this month, if not I might have to change something.

I have 2 books from the mytbr website I should finish, I will talk more about them in a post when I have finished all 3, I have read 1 of them and I need 2 more, before giving them a review back on how they did, I guess that mail will be here any day now because it’s maybe a month since I got the titles.
They did really good with their first pick, so I hope that the other books they have chosen are just as good.

I cannot believe we are soon in August. It’s a day or so left of July, and until then I don’t plan on doing much, maybe I will try and read a book or something.

So my Bookopoly Chooses My August TBR will be going up later today, I was supposed to upload it earlier, however, I just didn’t feel like editing.

Typically My Brain

So, this morning I had a great idea for a post. But I didn’t write it down, and right now I regret this… because now my brain can’t remember what it was.

Today I haven’t done much, I am participating in the Reading Rush, so I have read 5 books this week, and I am hoping to read more, I still have 3 books left on my TBR, and I am hoping to be able to read all of them, if that is happening I can’t say. So, tomorrow it’s definitely possible to finish 2 books, I have already started one, and I might read some more today of it. And tomorrow I am reading Heartstopper, and since it’s a graphic novel it will take me maybe an hour.

I have to tell you about something I watched yesterday, I found it in my YouTube feed, and let me tell you, it highly upset me. I was like super sad right before I went to bed.
Let me link it here first, and then tell you what it’s about:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BR6VHTchtf8

This youtuber is talking about equestrians and industries around that. And one of these are big lick. She explains it all good in this video, I’m not going into too much detail because I just get upset talking about it.

Walking horse study once blasted by industry now trumpeted ...

This is a picture of what it looks like. And let me tell you, this is the worst thing I have ever seen. But as normal, those people who in on these sports and support it, they don’t see anything wrong.
Hearing what they do to these horses to get them to lift their legs un-normally high was heart-breaking. And the way the horses move it’s back legs it shows how much pain the horse is in, it is trying to take off as much pain from the front legs as possible.
I can’t talk about it anymore, I just get so upset.

Anyways, that was it for my rant today.

I’m so TERRIBLE

Here we are for the 100th time apologizing for not writing. It has been some difficult times, for a lot of reasons. And so there are some reasons for my hiatus.

I bough myself a keyboard to my iPad, so I could write blogpost from there when I didn’t feel like turning on my computer, and just a few weeks in it stopped working, and I have no idea why. I have tried charging it but… nothing. There are a few keys that works, but I can’t write full sentences with it anymore. And that sucks!

Then when everything locked down, and things started going online my computer got moved into the living room. Because my computer is the only one with a camera. And now I find it difficult to do everything. Edit videos, write blog posts and everything. I just don’t feel like sitting in my living room doing that, with my headphones on, and people talking to me at the same time.

I am also feeling a little sulky, I have been wanting a new computer. And I know what I want, I just don’t have the money. I am saving, but it goes so slowly. I can notice my computers age, it starts to be slow and I hope it will be able to work for a while longer. I’m not even half way to my new computer.

I have also just had a lot of s*tty days. Being tired to the point where I have done nothing for an entire day. Having headaches. But also, people are always at home, and our house is 70kvm. And for 3 people it is small. It is noisy half of the time, and the house is from the 1970, and it has no isolation in the walls, so you hear everything.

Well, now I am going to sleep. I am super tired, and have migraine coming.

How to: Find genres to like

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If anyone has followed my channel for a little while you know that I love to read books. And I have been breaching into new genres that I earlier never could have dreamed of reading.

I have to be honest, breaching out into different genres can be a little scary sometimes. and to find out if you like that genre or not can take time. The reason is that there are so many different authors to choose from, and all of them have different writing style.

What I will say is: If you have read only one book, I don’t feel like you can say that you don’t like the genre. Try out at least a few different books by different authors. And one genre can have a lot of sub-genres. Try out a few different types of sub-genres, because one book can have one sub-genre that may not be your favorite.

I think that one of the most important thing is: Try out books that sounds interesting to you. That you feel like have an interesting plot and you might like.

I love to try out new genres, and new books. I have so many books on my GoodReads TBR, and I hope that I will be able to read a lot of them when I kind of just get a little break on the large readathons I have joined lately. On my TBR I have mostly romance, because that is my favorite genre, however, even if this is my favorite genre there are still books that have tropes or sub-genres that I don’t like.

To make a little list on what I mean:
1. Find books that has an interesting plot to you.
2. Don’t just try 1 books, try multiple books and authors
3. If one author isn’t for you, try something else (I have a complicated relationships with some authors)
4. Try out different sub-genres, if one sub-genre isn’t for you something else might
5. Reading is supposed to be fun, don’t push yourself. Some genres just isn’t for you

What tips do you have?

The Week That Passed

Another week has passed, and let’s be honest, I haven’t been the best at keeping up with my blog. I try and get better at it, but it’s not always easy.

Last weeks highlight:
We finally got warmer weather, and that has made me happy.

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Last weeks downturn:
Not feeling well. But also everything that is going on in the States. It is horrible!

Last weeks movie:
Did I watch anything last week? Did I watch Dinosaur? Or was that the week before that?

Last weeks tv show:
So, since I am currently watching Baywatch I felt a little un-motivated and didn’t watch anything.

Last weeks song:
Svag by Victor Leksell. My sister got me hooked. It is a Swedish song, and I have listened to it this whole week.

Last weeks food:
Turkey in Oso Boco. So good!

Last weeks book:
I was in a reading slump, and I didn’t finish anything. Or maybe a non-fiction, but then you have my talk on that somewhere up here.

That was all I had for that week. Short, but I just didn’t do a lot last week.

Welcome June

I cannot believe we are in June already. I fee like time flies by, we are soon half way through 2020, and I feel like the year just started. So, I just thought I would talk a little bit about my plans for June, I try and do this every single month, not that I am super good at it yet, let’s be honest.

Read.
This one is always my number one. I again have too many books on my June TBR. I just put on more and more books as I find readthons to join. I have like 5 I want to join this month. I don’t think I will finish all those books, because it is way too many to finish, but you never know. I have a good mix between physical, audiobooks and ebooks.

Nintendo Switch.
So, I just got a mail and on the website it says: Sent. I hope this is true, because the original date I was supposed to get it was July 10. I will be super happy if I get this one like within this week, I will listen to audiobooks and just play.

Blog.
I say this every single month, don’t I? I will blog more. I feel like i have said this like every single month and I just don’t. But, I hope I will be able to blog more.

Instagram.
I am putting it out here. I am hoping to update my Instagram every single day. And I will update in the end of the month on how it went, or you can check on your own, my Instagram handle is @hanibananiofficial

Get some sun on my body.
Let’s be honest. Living where I live you have to take advantage whenever you have sun. Some summers we will have a few days of sun, and then cloudy days for almost a week or rain before maybe a few days more with sun. I like to be at least a little tan. And it is healthy for you body to get at least a little sun.

I don’t think there is anything else. Let’s be honest, I try not to have too many things to get done. Just because I know that I am a person who not always am motivated to do long lists. If a list gets too long I lose motivation, so I try to keep my lists small and do things when I feel like it.

If there are anything you want me to talk about I am always open to suggestions and I would love to hear it.

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Your Rebel Dreams Review

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I want to say that Your Rebel Dreams is more of a self-discovery that a self-help book.

In Your Rebel Dreams you will get help with what your passion is. This is not only a book to read, you have loads of worksheets in this that will help you discover your passion and purpose in life.

This is the first in a three book series called Rebel Diva.

The book will make you think, and you will have to work hard to find some of the answers for this book, but it is all worth it in the end.

If you don’t have this book physical, inside the book you get a link to get a worksheet you can print out that has the exercises you will do in this book.

In this book you will find your values and your purpose in life.
Your talents and skills in your passion.
The environment that brings out the best in you.
And create a vision for your life in line with your calling.
And so much else.

There was so many good quotes in this book, that will inspire you, and they all fit so well with the chapter they where in.

If you aren’t sure what your passion is yet, this book is for you. Set off some time, for this is not a book that takes a short time. The author would like that you work on this for 8 weeks, and discover your passion and meaning in life.

I would highly recommend this book. And least try it out. See if this is something for you.

A lot of the books I read are under rated books. This book has only 19 ratings on Goodreads, and only 46 ratings on Amazon, so there are not a lot of people who knows about this book.

If you are interested in this book, you can click here (affiliate link)

Things I am looking forward to

I have to say, this last 2 weeks of the month I think will go by fast! There are a few things I am looking forward to. So let’s talk a little about them, you will get pictures of everything once I receive the things I have ordered.

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Fountain pen. This is coming next week. And I can’t wait to start writing with this one. I have never tried fountain pens before, and I have decided that I want to try it out. If I like it I think it will be much better than the pens I am writing with now.

Sticker machine. I have bought myself a sticker machine. It’s just a small one, but I want to be able to print out different sort of stuff. Pictures, etc. Then I can put them into my Bullet Journal and start a new series on my YouTube channel. Because there as this one person who wanted writing videos, and I thought that a good way to incorporate this in videos is something I have been thinking about doing for a long time, writing down what I have watched with a review. I just need that sticker machine first. Should be here before the month is over.

Nintendo Switch. Can someone stop me from using all my money. This sh*t is expensive guys, and I had a weak moment. So, most likely before the month is over I will have my own Nintendo Switch. At least if the place I bought is from has it in the store and did not lie to me. So, I guess I will be listening to audiobooks once this one is here. I wonder what my mom will say. What good games should I think about getting?

Reading. I have so many books left to read, and I want to finish them all. But I have so many! And so little time to read them. Well, once I get my switch I will listen to a lot of audiobooks, but them again I have someone that currently aren’t available as audiobooks, and that I need to finish as normal. I just need to check out the different places I listen to audiobooks from.

Instagram. Over these last few weeks I want to work on my Instagram. I want to get better at posting, so I guess I should start doing it. I just need to find the way I like it to look. I haven’t find that yet, but I hope to experience it and then I can make it pretty.

I think that is all. It might be more, but you know. I will update things once I receive it. I don’t know when everything will be here, but you will get updates.

Dear Future Lover Review

So, I am actually done with another non-fiction book. This is going surprisingly good. The book I read this time is called Dear Future Lover.

Judith Joy began this whole adventure when she started her Dear Future Lover letters. This was letters to her future lover. She wrote down different things, but also what she wanted in her future lover. And what she wanted was what she got, and that is super interesting.

After she met her lover she started to write this book. She wrote down all these different kind of things to think about.

Judith Joy describes her journey and process to find true love. She implements the Law of Attraction. She highlights and explains the principles of the Law of Attraction and how they can help you make your dream lover a reality.

This book was so interesting, just because you can use it on other parts of your life. The one thing that stuck with me was: Highest vibration wins. I hope to be able to try that out in real life.

This is a book I will definitely read again at some point in my life, and see what other things I can take from this book.

I gave this book 4 out of 5 stars. I loved it, but for me to give a non-fiction book 5 stars it has to be something I can’t put down.

Why I have a checklist/to do list

Have you ever gone through a day or a week when you have things to do, but then the week has passed and you haven’t done anything that you had planned? Let’s be honest, you are not alone. This was me not too long ago as well.

At least until I figured out the best way for me is to have a list. A checklist or a to do list. There are multiple ways to do this. You can have a daily to do list, a weekly, a monthly, a yearly.
You decide where you want to have it. On a piece of paper, on your phone, in a notebook, in a Bullet Journal.

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You know, you can start the new year with writing things you need to get done throughout the whole year. If there is a project you are working on that you are doing over a whole year this is a great way. However, if you have a huge task, have that one at the top, but section it up. What I mean is, take this huge task and break it up to many small tasks. Then you know what you have to do, but also makes it easier to finish it.

Quarterly. So, if you think yearly is too long, but monthly is too short then quarterly may be the thing for you. Then you plan things for 3 months at a time. If there are things that will take some time. However, think about the time, don’t plan too much. 3 months may be long, however, when you start to think about it, it’s not that long.

Monthly. There are a lot of things we need to get done. Planning what needs to get done throughout a month may help you on the way to get things done. Getting larger things done. This is for example me planning what to read, I plan those books on a monthly basis. Planing things that needs to get done that month.

Weekly. Maybe there are things that needs to get done this week. Cleaning, reading, assignments. Thing that you need to get to that specific week. You can say this is a master task list.

Daily. Writing tasks daily can be a little tiering. However, I have to say: This helps me get things done. If I have something I have to get done, write it down. Mark off important dates. If you forget to pay your bill, write up rather the date you want to pay it on, or write down the date you have to have it paid by.

Whatever you choose is best for you. Maybe you have to try out a few different ones before you figure out what is best for you. Or maybe you plan on all of these. Whatever works best for you. However, having things written down and checking it off after you have done it is so satisfying.