Blog Changes.



I’ve been thinking a lot about blogging, the blogosphere, and especially my blog and I decided to make some changes and I really hope you stick around for them! Continue reading this post to learn more about it.

I had originally created a blog called “still pixels” for my photography and I have an Instagram account to go along with it as well. I like everything I did over there for the two weeks I was doing it, but I think juggling two blogs is difficult; especially when I neglect this one A LOT over the last year. With a new year coming I want to make some changes to the content on this blog.

With that being said, I am going to slowly make this blog be about all the things I like and not only books. It’ll also be where I talk about random things happening in my life. A little journal (ish) in a way. Also, kind of like how I was doing with my random picture posts that I’ve done over the last couple years, but there will be more of it; not just once in awhile.

I’m going to migrate some of the things that I posted on Still Pixels over to this blog as well, because I liked the content that I made and posted there; like the headers that I made from the pictures that I took. I’m not going to delete Still Pixels, because in the future I may want to try again with that blog. I’ll be leaving it active, but not updating it (for now). I’m leaving my Instagram account for Still Pixels (stillpixels_) active too, but not updating that right now either. I put that account to private for now.

I will still be updating about books here, but books may not necessarily be my main focus. I don’t plan to rename this blog or anything, because “Socially Awkward Bookworm” still portrays who I am as a person. I am still (and forever) socially awkward and I am still (and forever) a bookworm. There’s more to me than just books though, so I want to talk about and share those things too. I love blogging, but sometimes not always about books and I have no idea where else to put the things in my head.

I think that’s another reason why I’ve been pretty MIA in the blogosphere over the last year and a half. I don’t always want to blog about books, but this blog has always been centered around books and I felt like maybe it would have been wrong in some way to post other things besides book related things and the casual picture update. So I’ve slowly stepped away, I guess you can say. I don’t want to do that though, because I love having a place to put my thoughts and my pictures (other than Instagram).

BUT! With a new year approaching rather quickly, I decided I am going to embrace it and post whatever I want to post about; whether that be books, music, tv shows, traveling, photography, or anything else happening in my life. This will be a space for all of that and more. In life if things aren’t working out for you anymore, you change it, or leave it behind. I don’t want to do anything in life that isn’t going to make me happy.

“I’m so focused on my own energy right now and people misinterpret that. I’m not being distant. I’m just gravitating to the vibes that suit me.”

I want to live a life where I am happy with all of my choices and what I am doing and I want my blog to reflect that too. I want to live my life as stress free as humanly possible and if that means having to let some things or people go, then so be it. Life is too short to be anything other than happy and who you want to be. Life is too short to not have the things you want and do the things that you want to do. I’m all about good vibes and that’s the way I want to live my life always.

“I’m learning to be more calm and patient these days. Just can’t afford to let anything or anyone steal my happiness.”

“The more in harmony you are with the flow of your own existence, the more magical life becomes.”

There will still be TONS of talk about books too; no one will ever be able to take away my love for books and the need to talk about them. You’ll just get to see more into my life as well and that could be pretty fun. 🙂

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Little treasures.

I went to Goodwill yesterday to see if they had any books  I might like. I know I just wrote in here that I wouldn’t but anymore books, haha. I got a few books and they were only 75 cents to $1.50! Thanks Shelbie ( Lu-Lu’s Rants & Reads ) for suggesting Goodwill. 🙂

In one of the books I got I found some cat pictures and a postcard. I thought it was a pretty neat find! There was a picture also of a lady sitting in a bar and the date on the back of the picture said June 1992. I was thinking of sending the postcard and pictures back to the address on the postcard. It might be something nice to do. I always like leaving little notes (mostly song lyrics or quotes) in books I borrow from the library, so that others can find them.




I love cats and these cats are so cute, lol. Bottom left picture the cats are playing on a plastic crate that has books in it. 🙂 I thought it was really cool finding this postcard and these pictures. It felt kind of like finding a little treasure! I think I would continue to buy books from Goodwill just to find things like this. It’s also SO CHEAP, OMG! The books at this Goodwill were also in great condition.

I think I am going to become obsessed with going to used bookstores and thrift stores now. I asked my boyfriend if we could find another Goodwill for next week, hah. Oh geez! He’s going to go crazy. I drive him crazy sometimes with all my little obsessions or when i develop new obsessions, lol.

I’m going to do some book reviews soon and also do more topics from the 2015 Reading Challenge I found on Pinterest. I still want to look through my 642 Things to Write About to do some writing challenges/topics from there. I bought a copy for myself and my best friend a couple years ago and we never did any of them. This weekend I might go through the book, find some topics, and have her do them with me.

I also got nominated for the Liebster Award by Thistles and Whistles. THANK YOU AGAIN! That’ll be coming up in another blog post soon; probably over the weekend. 🙂

Off to work! It’s Friday though, so bring on the weekend! ❤

Have you ever found anything interesting in a used book or library book?

Here we go again!

I completely fail at keeping up with my blog! I never really had a set theme for this blog, so it was easy to fall off the face of the earth when it comes to this. I also got further sucked into my books and of course, Netflix! I have spent the last couple months watching Supernatural with the boyfriend, so that has taken up a good amount of my time. We are both currently obsessed with it almost as much as we are with Doctor Who! We still have about four seasons to go with Supernatural.

Anyway, here I am once again! This time I have a plan and I hope I stick with it. I am in love with books and I have already read five books just this month. I came across some book reading challenges and I figured that I would make this blog about books! It’ll be fun to talk about books and share books that I love and give reviews. I just finished Water for Elephants today and I absolutely loved it! More on that another time though. 🙂

I also plan to post about music and reviews on that; share some of my favorite bands and talk about concerts I’ve been to or plan to go to. Last year I went to about seven concerts! I will probably also post pictures I take. I love taking pictures and sharing them. I religiously use Instagram on a daily basis. It’s probably all I use other than Pinterest (which I am beyond addicted to) and Goodreads. Links to all in the About the Blog section.

Hopefully I’ll get to my 642 Things to Write About book too. A lot of the topics seem fun and will definitely challenge me and push my mind and creativity to places I’ve never gone before. I’m not the greatest writer in the world, but it’ll help me to get better at it. Who knows! I mostly prefer to be on the other side of writing; the countless hours of reading.

So there’s that. I’ll probably go through some of the book challenge topics over the weekend and set up a better plan for it. I also want to look up some other book and music questions that I can answer and share in here too. There may also be random blog posts about random things. Right now I don’t have a working computer, so I’m using my iPhone or my iPad. It’ll make things difficult, but that’s life.

Off to lose myself in another book! I am currently reading the first Harry Potter book. I actually have never read any of the books or seen any of the movies. I feel like everyone in the world has, except me. Better late than never? 🙂

Total Fail!

So I totally failed with finishing the June writing challenge 😦

I blame binge watching OITNB and reading the Maze Runner series.

No excuses though.

I don’t think I’ll be finishing the rest of the days since June is over and I don’t want to go back.

I’m going to start looking through my copy of “642 Things To Write About” and begin writing posts from there. I mentioned it in May and haven’t gotten around to it.

Be on the lookout for those! 🙂 I’ll leave you with a song I can’t stop listening to by a band I am totally in love with now and a random favorite picture I’ve taken in June – actually two because I had two favorite pictures I took.



Happy July! 🙂

Let the writing begin!

It’s been almost three years since I’ve written in here! I was thinking about all these writing challenges I did with my best friend in 2011 on here and decided it would be cool to redo one and see how things changed from 2011 to now. I’m starting that in June.

A couple years ago I bought this book “642 Things To Write About”. I bought a copy for me and for my best friend. We never did get around to using them! This year I plan on doing just that and hopefully she will too.


Warning: I am not a writer, so these may turn out to be the worst things you’ve ever read. I’m usually on the other side of the pen/keyboard; I love to read.

What I am looking to get out of all of this is to be more creative. It will also give me something to do because my usual routine can get boring sometimes.