Tuesday, 25 February 2014

The TMI Tag

Hey guys! Sorry for not posting in a while, been a bit busy, but I have a week off school now, so I should be able to get back into my routine :)
So today, I'm going to be doing the TMI tag, which at first I thought was about The Mortal Instruments but no....It actually stands for Too Much Information and it's basically a Q&A so that you can all learn a bit more about me.
I was tagged by the lovely Sasha from abookutopia who tagged anybody who had never done this tag before, and as I was struggling for post ideas, I decided to try it :] So, on with the questions!

1. What are you wearing?
I'm wearing jeans, fluffy bedsocks, my District 12 t-shirt with a fluffy jumper over the top. The only people who are going to see me are my mum, dad and dog so *shrugs* comfy clothes
2. Have you ever been in love?
No. Unless you count fictional characters, in which case, YES!

3. Have you ever had a terrible breakup? 
No, I've never had a boyfriend before, so no breakups for me!

4. How tall are you?
I'm not very tall at all! I'm around 5ft 2"

5. How much do you weigh?
I'm not really comfortable answering this question as I'm quite sensitive about my weight. I'm really skinny and have been teased before about my weight so, no answer. Sowwy >.<

6. Do you have any tattoos?
Nope.

7. Do you have any piercings?
Nope. I would like my ears pierced at some point though.

8. Who are your OTP?
I have lots of OTPs...Fourtris, Clace, Sizzy, Malec, Everlark, Wessa, Jessa, Percabeth, Sherlolly, Ten and Rose. I also ship myself with cake and many fictional characters ;) (Will Herondale, I'm waiting for you....)

9. What are your favourite TV shows?
I love Sherlock and Dr Who. They're the main two, but I also love a show called The Mentalist which is AMAZING! I really like Modern Family - it's hilarious! - and a crime drama called Bones.

10. Who are favourite bands?
I LOVE Bastille, Kodaline, Imagine Dragons and The Lumineers. I also really like Of Monsters and Men and Mumford & Sons.

11. What is something you miss?
Erm...I miss Primary School and my friends that went to a different school than me. I don't see them as much as I'd like to and I miss them all so much. I just miss being young and innocent.

12. What are your favourite songs?
I have lots of favourite songs. They change all the time. I love the Catching Fire and Divergent soundtrack. I really like Nearly Morning by Luke Sital-Singh - I did a post about it here - and I have songs that I constantly love. It really depends on my mood, the weather and how my day has been and as I said, it changes all the time.

13. How old are you?
I'm 15 in September.

14. What is your Zodiac sign?

I'm a Virgo - Apparently, this means I'm sensitive, creative, gentle, kind, loyal, hardworking and a perfectionist. It says I like animals, books and nature and I don't like taking center stage or asking for help. That sounds like me. Well, the perfectionist thing. And I don't like asking for help or taking center stage :) Don't know about the first bit :/

15. What is a quality you look for in a partner?
Somebody that's kind, caring and has a sense of humour. Also somebody that reads. And someone that accepts me for who I am and is fine with my fangirling.

16. What is your favourite quote?
It changes all the time. I'm going to choose a different one from when I answered this question for the Sunshine Award. "I don't know any perfect people. I only know really flawed people who are still worth loving," ~ John Green.

17. Who is your favourite actor/actress?
I have too many to name. I love Jennifer Lawrence and Shailene Woodley. I really love Tom Hanks and Emma Thompson is a fantastic actress as well. Benedict Cumberbatch, Martin Freeman, David Tennant, Tom Hiddleston. I'll stop now but I love so many others!

18. What is your favourite colour?
Blue. I like green as well, but definitely blue.

19. Do you prefer loud of soft music?
Again, it depends on my mood. Tends to be soft, though.

10. Where do you go when you're sad?
My bedroom. Or (very rarely) I get my mum to drive me to the library. It calms me to be surrounded by books. But it's normally my bedroom.

21. How long does it take you to shower?
10 minutes? I can be quicker if I'm in a rush, but 10 minutes is the norm.

22. How long does it take you to get ready in the morning?
Depends whether it's a school day or not. School day, under 5 minutes to get changed and then 5 minutes to do my hair. If it's a weekend and I'm meeting up with friends, it takes me a bit longer - 20 minutes? - to decide what to wear etc.

23. Have you ever been in a physical fight?
Hahaha no. I don't like confrontation and even if I did, I'm a weakling. I don't think I could win a fight against a 5 year old. I prefer to just insult them in my head. So no.

24. What is a turn on?
Guys who read books :]

25. What is a turn off? 
Guys who are really rude to other people. Several boys in my class like to shout out
"No-one cares!" when someone's speaking. Shut up! You're rude and inconsiderate and nobody likes those things, so good luck getting a girlfriend. Rant over.

26. What is the reason you started your blog?
I don't really know... I think it was because I loved the idea of having a blog - sharing my thoughts and recommending books - and I wanted to know I wasn't the only one fangirling and obsessing over books. I was also inspired by Rose and Mackenzie. I love their blogs and decided to start my own because of them - you two didn't even know this, but thank you

27. What are your fears?
Oblivion......tehehe *blushes* TFiOS reference ^.^ Umm... bugs. Hate bugs *shivers* I hate the thought of being alone or something happening to my family, friends or any of my loved ones. I hate the thought of never accomplishing my dreams.

28. What is the last thing that made you cry?
Hmmm....I think the last time I cried was when I came home from school after a really bad day. And the time before that was my own fault because I decided to play the reread-the-chapter-that-made-you-cry game with Allegiant....It ended in tears and chocolate....

29. When is the last time you told someone you loved them?
I just told my mum I loved her. She brought me a chocolate cookie... :)

30. What is the reason behind your blog name?
I don't know...It was The Teenager's Bookshelf but I decided my blog wasn't going to just be about books, so I changed it. I suppose it's because this blog is where I share my thoughts, what I've been reading, some of my writings and where I share my hopes and dreams. I know this blog isn't perfect, but I hope you guys enjoy reading it.

31. What is the last book you read?
Specials by Scott Westerfeld. It was good :)

32. What is the book you're currently reading?
The Resistance by Gemma Malley. I'm enjoying it so far.





I'm this far through!





33. What is the last show you watched?
I just re-watched Sherlock Series 2 Episode 1 - A Scandal in Belgravia. I forgot how funny it was!

34. Who is the last person you talked to?
I just talked to my dad, asking him to pass me my drink. I live a fascinating life...

35. What is the relationship between you and the person you last texted?
I just replied to a text from Charl. We're talking about blog names for her. I'll leave something at the end of this post to explain and ask you guys something. Our relationship is that she is my best friend!

36. What is your favourite food?
Chocolate :) I really like strawberries and raspberries as well but chocolate wins :) I also quite like FroYo. I tried it a few days ago and I really like it ^^

37. Where is a place you want to visit?
I really want to visit Greece and visit all the ancient temples to the Gods and such, but I want to visit Paris and New York as well.

38. Where is the last place you were?
Is this travelling? Or just the shop or something? Travelling, it would be...wow, in the Summer Holidays, I visited my godmother and her family. Just going out, it would be Home Bargains. I'm classy, I know ;)

39. Do you have a crush?
No. Again, unless you count fictional characters, and then it's a big yes!

40. When is the last time you kissed someone?
Erm..I kissed my dog's head a few minutes ago??

41. When is the last time you were insulted?
I can't remember. Me and my friends insult each other all the time, but in a jokey way. So probably in school.

42. What is your favourite flavour of sweet?
I like the purple colour. What is that, is that blackberry? I don't know but I like the purple sweets :)

43. What musical instrument do you play?
I play the piano. I'm doing my Grade 4 sometime in June *nervously bites nails*

44. What is your favourite piece of jewellery?
I love my friendship bracelet. Charl and I have matching ones. I don't really wear jewellery...
















45. What is the last sport you played?
Hahahahahahahahahahaha. I don't do sport. I don't do exercise. I was forced to do Hockey in PE, so that was the last sport I played. But that wasn't willingly.

46. What is the last song you sang?
I sang I See The Light from Tangled two seconds ago. Great film :}

47. What is your favourite pick up line?
*reading* Guy: Hey, I love that book you're reading! *drops book* Guy: Oh, let me get that for you!
Me: Marry me.

48. Have you ever used that pick up line?
No. I'm waiting for a guy to use it on me.

49. When is the last time you hung out with somebody?
Um... school on Thursday. I'm hopefully meeting up with Charl sometime this week, though.

50. Who should do these questions next?
Anybody who hasn't tried this yet. I had so much fun doing this, so I hope you guys liked it!

Anyway, as I was saying in question 35, Charl and I were talking about what she should call her blog. She's completely stuck on ideas, so she would really appreciate some suggestions! It's going to be a beauty/fashion/hair blog but mostly just a life blog with her thoughts and feelings. Any suggestions would be amazing, so please comment below if you have any ideas!

Update: We've named her blog now, so don't worry! Please go over and follow her, I love her so much! Just click here.

Thanks for reading guys.

xoxo,
Bethan



Saturday, 15 February 2014

The Sunshine Award

Hello! I hope you all had a lovely Valentine's Day yesterday. I certainly did. Who doesn't love an evening of RomComs and Ben & Jerry's ice cream?
So today, I'm going to be doing the Sunshine Award *cheers and applause*

'For bloggers who positively and creatively inspire others in the blogosphere'

The lovely Rose nominated anybody who hadn't tried this, so I decided to give it a try!

The rules:
1. Thank the blogger that nominated you and link to her blog.
2. Nominate other bloggers and let them know on their blogs.
3. Answer a list of 10 questions.
4. The Sunshine Award button must be posted on the blog.

The 10 questions (you can either answer these questions or make up your own 10 questions and answer those):

1. Your favourite quote?
Hhhmmm.... I love so many quotes! I think one of my favourites has to be "Happiness can be found, even in the darkest of times, if one only remembers to turn on the light" ~ Albus Dumbledore

2. Would you sacrifice your life if it would save that of a stranger's?
Um.... would it be wrong if I said no? Because I don't think I would..

3. What is your latest goal?
Hhhmm... That's a hard one because I haven't had a new goal in a while. It's always been the same goal, which has been to get a book published. I suppose maybe to have a successful blog? Yeah. Those are my goals - old and new :)

4. Who's your special Valentine this year?
Ben & Jerry's. My phone. My laptop. Books. All of my fictional boyfriends <3

5.  What book are you currently reading?
Specials by Scott Westerfeld. I've nearly finished it though, so I will be reading either Extras by Scott Westerfield or The Resistance by Gemma Malley next.

6. Do you play an instrument?
Yes, I play piano. I am taking my Grade 4 exam in May.

7. Are you crazy?
Yes, I would say so.

8. Books or movies?
Books, any day. I love films but books are always better.

9. Biggest fear?
Losing my loved ones. I also hate bugs. So if a bug kidnapped my family, I would be very upset and very scared. But in all seriousness, I think I would break down if anything happened to anyone that I love. And I think that's the case for everybody.

10.  Favourite memory of school?
Well, I'm still in school, so I have many memories yet to come. But one of my favourite memories has to be when at lunch time when I was with my best friend. And I can't remember why but we were nearly crying with laughter. Just the memory of that feeling, of happiness and the pain in my stomach from laughing so hard and the ache in my cheeks from smiling too much, keeps me going on bad days.

I nominate:
And anybody else who hasn't done this already!

I'll post something next week. Bye guys and thanks for reading.
xoxo,
Bethan

Tuesday, 11 February 2014

Nearly morning

Hey guys! Was struggling for post ideas, so I decided to share with you my favourite song at the moment - Nearly Morning. It is a Luke Sital-Singh song (that's a mouthful!) but one of my favourite singers, Gabrielle Aplin, made an appearance and oh my stars, it is the most beautiful song!
If that doesn't give you shivers, then I don't know what's wrong with you! I love this song because the lyrics are so beautiful.

You tried, so try again
You never know.
You've cried, you'll cry again
You bare your soul.

We know the feeling
Just believe me
It's nearly morning
Any second now.

It seems like a sad song but when you really listen to the lyrics, you realise, it's telling you that even if you fail, you try again and that, even when you feel alone, it will get better. They know the feeling as well and they know it gets better.
I love this song.

Try again. It will get better

xoxo,
Bethan

Wednesday, 5 February 2014

Another trailer...

Hey guys! So, another trailer! I was going to make this post yesterday when I first saw it but it wasn't uploaded to Youtube yet, so I decided to wait until it was and do this post properly. Yes, you guessed, it is the final Divergent trailer. And can I just say........Wow. Like seriously oh my gosh I was just..... Watch it and you will know:
The simulation with the dog and inside the Choosing Ceremony and Eric and Max and the crows and *starts wheezing* I was literally rolling around on the floor afterwards. I wanted to post so bad yesterday but wanted to have the Youtube video instead of a link to the BuzzFeed article, which is where I originally watched it yesterday.
I love it so much but it hurts to watch because of Allegiant. That book killed me!!!!
All you fans in America, you are so lucky. It comes out on April 4th here!!!!! Whyyyyyyyyyy???!!!!!! Dying from lack of Divergent movie....
Thanks for reading guys <3

xoxo,
Bethan

P.S. I will be keeping the snow on my blog until the end of February haha! It is still Winter and there is still hope for snow! Even if the UK can't have snow, I will have snow on my blog :) The snow will stay. Please snow here. I'm tired of this rain :(