Writing Prompt #I

What would you do if you woke up tomorrow back in the seventh grade, and all the past years between then was a dream?

If I woke up in 2002, I would first stop my two year psychotic crush on a teacher. No wait, I wouldn’t stop that, it lead to a great story idea in eighth grade for an English assignment. One thing I’ve learned from Doctor Who is changing the past can be good, but it can also change who we are now.

I would however it more effort into my health though. I allowing me to skip my three month stint in the hospital in 2009. It would also give me the opportunity to indulge in a guilty little secret of mine. Not many people, if any, know that I’ve always wanted to join one of the armed forces. Marines specifically, always liked the uniform and they are the best of the best. Great-grandfather was in the Army but Marines was always more appealing.

Let’s see…what else? I’d be nicer to a few people and practice the clarinet a bit more. Really I wouldn’t make any bigger changes because I would be too paranoid about how it would change my family, who seem happy with their current lives.

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My Book Facts

The hardest book To read:

The hardest book for me to read, is actually a series. The Sleeping Beauty series by Ann Rice. That series puts 50 Shades of Gray to shame and I was able to drag myself through the first book but didn’t make it halfway through the second before I called it quits.

A book I haven’t read yet but should have:

I have my own religious issues. I have made it my mission to read the bible, and have started it but keep putting it off. It is one book I feel I should read and should have read a long time ago.

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Books I hated having to read in school, but I loved once I grew up:

Can’t say I have any of these yet. I have done well staying away from books I hated in school. That list would include two books: Lord of the Flies and To Kill A Mockingbird. I do not have any plans to reread these.

A book I should have read sooner:

Aside from the Bible, I would have to go with Lolita. Very interesting and wish I had read it when I was younger, give me a chance to love it longer than the 5 years and counting.

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Books I read at least once a year:

I don’t usually read a certain book once a year. If the mood strikes for a certain reread, then I will but it doesn’t usually happen yearly. However, I have read the 50 Shades series once a year for two or three years now.

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Books I should never have read:

That again goes to the Sleeping Beauty series. It just freaked me out and I cannot look at Disney’s Sleeping Beauty the same way.

My favorite books as a child:

The Dear America Series. Diaries from girls of different time periods expressing what their lives were like. I loved every one I could get my hands on. Another favorite was Love from Your Friend, Hannah by Mindy Warshaw Skolsky about a girl writing to FDR and becoming a penpal with him. I ended up writing a letter to Former President Clinton and George W. Bush. With all of my moving around I’m not sure what happened to the letter from Clinton, but I do still have GWB’s as well as a picture of him and his wife that was sent along with it.

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Series that should have went further:

Harry Potter. A series that brought the world together could go one to fill in little details about Harry’s life after the War. How did everyone cope? Did they all get over it or are some still haunted? The ending J.K. provided was nice but so much could still be done.

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Books that should not have been made into movies:

Twilight probably shouldn’t have been made into movies. While I loved the books and was overjoyed when the movies did come out, I think a lot was not transferred to the big screen and they kind of turned four good books into a bit of a mockery. Still love both the books and movies but hate comparing the two. I prefer to judge them separately.

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Books that sucked me in:

Harry Potter, Twilight, 50 Shades…pretty much any book I find, I get sucked into at some point. Even if I end up not liking it.

How about you? Did you have a book that was hard to read, or one you read over-and-over again? I would love to hear what your book facts are. Let me know!

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#Depression

Ever feel like doing nothing? But then doing nothing doesn’t even sound good? Past couple of weeks, I have not wanted to do anything, but at the same time I want to do something. Sitting around doing nothing sucks, but I have no energy or just not interested in doing anything else. Nothing I usually like to do sounds like fun any more and new things only seem sort of interesting but not at the same time.

All of my writing has stopped, due to like of ideas. Post ideas for the blog are plentiful, but when it comes to actually writing them down, I just don’t feel like doing it. I have many TV shows I need to catch up on but don’t find them interesting enough at the moment to do so. Which is insane considering I love Doctor Who (whole season behind), just pushed through 5 seasons of The Walking Dead (that was a struggle on some days), and some shows I’m only an episode or two behind. I keep adding to my “Want to Watch” list on Netflix, but never actually watching them.

For absolutely no reason at all, I want to cry. I will just be sitting and staring off into space, then start crying. I was watching Twister yesterday and started crying. If I try and tell my family about it I start crying. I see a picture of a cute puppy and I cry. As I don’t like crying, even in private, I only cry a few tears and then make myself stop.

I have thought about suicide, but know I would never go through with it. I think I am too chicken. While I know that everyone around me would be better off with me gone, I also know that it would hurt them. Or I like to think that it would upset them. One may think that suicide solves problems, and in a way it does, but it also creates a whole slew of new ones that cancel out those solved.

Everything bad that happens, is my fault. Whether I was directly invovled or not. I don’t just admit that it is my fault to try and stop the arguing or whatever, but I have sound reasons as to why it is my fault. For example, my mom never finished college because I was born. Yes, being conceived was not my fault but had I died at birth or she had given me up for adoption she could have finished her paralegal degree. My dad’s last marriage, would have lasted longer. My ex-stepmom actually told my dad that he had to do something me going back and forth between them and my mom or else she was leaving. She left and now he is married to another woman who doesn’t exactly get along with me. This time he chose her over me, but we still talk.

I’m even depressed about my weight. Recently I’ve been dropping weight, which would usually be awesome but not for me. I have been borderline diabetic my whole life. Rapid weight loss or unexplained weight loss is a sign of diabetes. I also have the extreme thirst, there are days where I CAN NOT get enough to drink. I will go through three gallons of water before feeling sated. Then there is also the tingling in the fingers and toes. My health sucks and depresses me, even if I am the lowest I ever remember being.

It’s stupid for me to be depressed because my life isn’t that bad. I have food, a roof over my head and clothes. There are people that love me around. Yes, it could be better but it could also be much worse. So why am I depressed?

New Hat

So it may seem that my blog and life are undergoing changes, as I find new things that I want to do. I’m still trying to figure out where my life is headed, which at 25 is a bit late in the game for me. I tend to procrastinate.

My blog is new, and I’m new to blogging so I expected to make changes as I go along. Which is why I named it Books and More, I knew I wanted to do book reviews, but I didn’t want to limit it to just that. I honestly thought I would have more on here about Doctor Who, Sherlock (TV series) or one of the other many fandoms I have been a part of.

While I’m in the midst of changing, starting a new school and adding different aspects to my blog, I’m also thinking about starting a little side business. I have been collaborating with an author to edit her next book. If she is happy with my work, maybe I could turn that into something. I know I probably wouldn’t get rich off of it, but I could make enough to be happy. Doesn’t take much Lol.

In my mind, I like to think that I don’t have over 110 followers for nothing and that they enjoy most of what I write. I would like to ensure them that I’m still going to be here posting and it should be pretty consistent context. I just hope the changes aren’t so drastic that y’all decided to unfollow me.

If I could live anywhere…

I have never been real fond of living in America. Yes, it has it’s good points and beautiful landscapes but it just seems…drab to me. I would much rather be in another part of the world. Take Germany for instance, that beautiful feature image is just one of the many castles speckled throughout the country. How awesome would it be able to wake up near the Black forest and see gorgeous castles like that every day? Talk about awesome inspiration for book locations. I’m already getting a jump start and teaching myself German…bit of a rough going but getting there.

Japan has so much history, colorful cultures and crazy traditions; it would be a different experience day after day. They have some of the best horror movies and ghostly legends, I would be right at home. I of course would have to avoid some of the food, due to allergies, but living in Japan would be amazing.

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I don’t know why, but I have always wanted to go to Russia as well. The major destination being the Winter Palace, but I also have a thing for the Russian accent. When I was younger I was fascinated by the Romanov family so I think that is where wanting to go to Russia comes in, but it definitely has an alluring atmosphere.

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London, home of sophistication. I will admit I am an Anglophile, but who isn’t? As I mentioned with Russia, the British accent is just so appeasing and wonderful. Big Ben has always been a favorite attraction to me and again I don’t know why.I think I first fell in love with London when I watched 101 Dalmatians. The scenery in the cartoon was just so pretty and compared to where I lived, much better. Then of course I was obsessed with the Spice Girls, and Beatles. Britain in general has come out with some pretty good music, that eclipses some of the crap that Americans produce. Their TV shows are better as well. Yes I am talking about Doctor Who, and Torchwood. That means living in Cardiff, Wales is also a possibility for me as well.

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Finally Ireland. My family on my mother’s side are Riley’s, so naturally I want to live in Ireland just to get closer to my ancestral roots. The Emerald Isle is just Heavenly and the ultimate destination if I could live anywhere in the world.

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My childhood is just a mixture of places I want to live in for no reason other than they are not America.