(Yes, it definitely feels weird to be typing again when I've been gone for like, the whole of 2015)
But in all honesty, please believe me when I say that I am truly sorry and quite disappointed at myself for letting this blog collect dust for so many months. I still spot some stray leaves being blown by some phantom wind over there in the corner.
(Seriously, Kat...that title? Yeah, Piles of Books rhymes really well. Smooth move.)
Happiness at having procured two of my favourite titles -finally!- is coursing through me at such high voltages right now. Frankly, I'm scared that I might burst out through the roof at any moment. Writing this update is the only thing keeping me rooted right now.
BUT I HAVE HARRY FREAKING POTTER IN PICTURE FORM PLUS WONDERFUL, WONDERFUL WINTER AND I COULDN'T CARE LESS. (Future Kat would have a hard time trying to find gifts that would be more appealing than this year's. I can almost sense her dread.)
Having successfully managed to calm myself down by a notch (I only had to place the books next to the laptop while I typed, which is becoming quite a distraction), now would be perfect to tell you about my fabulous trip to the bookstore on Christmas Eve, yes? *coughs* In all honesty, Kat just wants to be done with this blog post so she can snuggle down with Harry Potter...but she also wants to show off the kickass books she got for herself. What a hypocrite. *coughs* Because half of me is done with being patient and because the other half is plain scared some other devilish person might get to the book before I did, three days ago I went ahead and phoned my local bookstore to reserve a copy of the illustrated edition of Harry Potter so I could pick it up today. Sometimes, not having a driver's license may prove to be a pain in the ass. (One more year, Kat. One more year, and you'll be able to be your own personal chauffeur.)
But I digress. First thing I did when I reached the bookstore today was ensuring they still had the book reserved -in quite an ungraceful manner, I repeated the title of the book when they were asking for my name, but can you blame me?- and of course, paying for the book. Believe me, I have never been as willing to hand over cash in all my years of buying books. (Finally, the illustrated edition of Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone is mine!) That was such a glorious moment.
I noticed Winter as I was doing a double scan of the bookshelves -as we all do- and just had to get it, too. Man, I was on quite a roll this afternoon (the Harry Potter book, when converted to my country's currency, was not cheap, guys) seeing as I've placed an unofficial book-buying ban on myself. But it's Christmas! And everyone's allowed to get a little tipsy -even over books- at Christmas.
So that was my eventful afternoon on Christmas Eve. I'll be curling up with Harry Potter and Winter on Christmas, probs. Oh, and visiting some relatives. We'll see how fun that turns out to be compared to how it sounds.
Have a very Merry Christmas you wonderful people!
Honestly, I can't believe how fast time has come and gone - I'm still feeling like the first semester of 2015 has just started. That goes to show how much school is having an impact on me, but let's not focus on that. Love is in the air - Valentine's Day is only two days away! Do you have your Valentine's Day cards ready? Or perhaps you have a special dinner date in mind? Anyhoo, today we have one of the characters from Bricks by John Davidson, sharing with you his favourite memory of Valentine's Day! It's going to be an interesting conversation, so for now I'll hand over the reins to John Davidson, the author of Bricks!
Why a bedside table and not a nightstand? Two reasons: 1) Kat doesn't have a nightstand, and 2) Bedside tables provide way more book-piling space. Especially if you're suddenly in the mood for 2561957 books at once.
What's On My Bedside Table is a new, sporadic feature on Perusing Bookshelves. Being a huge mood reader, Kat wanted a bookish feature that would convey the whimsical side of her. In this feature she will be featuring the various stuff on her bedside table: books that she's meaning to -but not necessarily- read, souvenirs from places that she's been to lately, or perhaps a bookmark that she's dying to show you all. Who knows?
I just knew the goodness of 2014 wouldn't last.
Last year, I had a lot of hopes and goals for 2015. To read more, to write more, to be motivated to be a better person in general and to be more inspired...you get the idea. And so, when the first week of school rolled around, I was not prepared for the many obstacles that would be standing squarely in the way of achieving all these goals. Namely, SCHOOL. What was I thinking when I set my Goodreads Reading Challenge for 100 books this year?!?!
That's what you get for being so naive, Kat.
To make this clear, I go to a selective school. And what comes with it? Homework. Tons and tons of it. And good grades. I'll have to begin my revision even though it's just the start of the semester. It wasn't that bad last year and the year before that (I was pretty busy but still, I could finish at least one book per week), but I should've been smart enough to realize that this is the year that I'll have to be more focused on my studies and everything is going to be really pressuring. I was in denial when I wrote that 2015 Resolutions post but I SHOULDN'T HAVE. Now I barely have enough time to finish my homework. When'll I have time for that TBR book that I've been meaning to read? How do I even update my blog, which I usually spend, at the very least, 2 hours doing??
Kat is a voracious reader who enjoys nothing more than losing herself in a good book. Fantasy is definitely her cup of tea. She often complains about never having enough time to read and constantly struggles with keeping her TBR pile a considerably decent size. Read more or keep up with her bookish whims on Goodreads or bloglovin.
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