Thursday, 30 October 2014

I'm back!

*dusts off cobwebs*

Helloooo!!

Goodness, it's been a while hasn't it? Just under a month? Wow.

It is, Bethan Downs, back from the dead. I'm am soooooooooooo sorry for not posting for so long. School and controlled assessments going towards my exams and homework and argh. It's been horrible, but it is half term at last. Well, it's nearly the end of half term, which is sad, but I needed to post. I hope you're all well. :)

As you can see, I have new social media icons over there ------------->
I made them myself, so they're too big and a bit higgledy-piggledy, but you now have a link to my (recently set up, new) Instagram. :) Yay! It's basically like my blog. It has quite a lot of books on there, some fandom-y news occassionally, but it has more of my personal life on there as well - my friends, and birthdays and such. So yeah, if you want to head on over and follow me, that would be great. I only have 80 followers. :(

HAVE YOU GUYS SEEN THE NEW MOCKINGJAY TRAILER. OH MY GOODNESS GOOSEBUMPS AND EXPLOSIONS AND PEETA AND SNOW AND COIN AND 13 AND DEATH AND FIRE AND EXPLOSIONS AND PROPOS AND KATNISS AND GOOSEBUMPS AAHHHHH!!!!



That bit with Peeta. :( :( :( :'(

How have you all been? I'm super tired at the moment - montages of monsters, psychopaths, fires trapping me in my burning house, etc, etc. have decided to play in my mind while I sleep... And because it's half term, I've been at home on my own quite a few times, which has ended several times with me clutching a heavy bookend until my parents come home. My house makes noises... I know, I know, I'm 15, and I thought my nightmares had gone away but recently I've become scared when I'm home alone. I guess because both of my brothers are gone - one at university, another at their new job - so I have less people to make me feel safe. I don't know, maybe I'm just being stupid.

I saw the play version of To Kill A Mockingbird on the weekend and it was absolutely incredible! I'm doing it this year in English, so I decided to go see it with my dad and it was just amazing. Had so much fun as well. :)
I also had my cousin over yesterday for a movie day and went to the Red Hot Buffet today for my friend's birthday party, which was really fun. My stomach hurt from eating too much and laughing too much. :D

What are you guys doing for Halloween? I didn't think I was doing anything, but I'm actually going over my best friend's house and we're going to do spooky makeup on each other, bake cupcakes and decorate them and carve a pumpkin. It's going to be really cool. :)

I accidentally bought more books as well..... Ooops. I bought Blood of Olympus by Rick Riordan (signed, oh yeah) and finished it, like, 2 days later. It was absolutely fantastic. Sad about no Percy POV but you can't be picky. I also bought Unravel Me and Ignite Me by Tahereh Mafi, the 2nd and 3rd books in the Shatter Me trilogy and The Iron Trial by Holly Black and Cassandra Clare. I'm planning to read the last three soon but I have so many other books to read.... I'll admit, that isn't a terrible problem to have!

Well, this was nice. Catching up, even though it was just me typing talking to you. I'm hoping to be more organised next term and be able to post regularly again. Fingers crossed!

Thank you all for being so patient with me. Love you guys so much.






(Don't forget to follow me on Instagram - @bethan_downs *wink wink*)

UPDATE: I've just started a new book instagram account, as well as my personal, so if you want to see more books, go follow @fiction.and.tea  I've left a new social media link next to the Instagram button. It's a pile of books, and it goes straight to my profile. Ya see it? Okay, cool beans. :)

Wednesday, 8 October 2014

This isn't even a post, this is just a little note to say I'm not sure when I will next be posting, but I'm hoping it will be soon. Homework and school are drowning me, so when I do have free time, I'm spending it reading because I've already spent so much time staring at a computer screen. I hope I'll be posting next week, but I'll see if I've caught up with homework. It really depends.

I'm so sorry for the lack of posts. I still love you all.