7 Reasons Why a Bed Headboard Reading Light is a Bookworm’s BFF

Bed headboard reading lights have been around for a long while. Probably since we invented electric light bulbs and our lights become much less of a fire hazard than, say a candle or a light fueled with oil.

However, to many of us bookworms who don’t care so much about bulbs and screws, it’s still somewhat a…foreign object. We’re much more familiar with other types of lights for reading, such as bedside table lamps or floor lamps.

But guest what, bed headboard reading lights can be much more than just another light you can read with. Once you got a good one, you will keep wondering how you ever managed without one!

I can’t list enough reasons why a bed headboard reading light is your best friend. However, these are the ones that come into my mind first.

1. Because bed is paradise

I mean, who doesn’t like reading in bed?

bed headboard reading light

Most bookworms I know are librocubicularists. (If you don’t know the word, a librocubicularist is someone who reads in bed). And I can’t blame them.

After a long long day, you deserve some minutes – which usually end up being hours – in serenity, reading your favorite book. In your comfortable nightclothes. With all the cushy pillows and the comfy bed rest and the warm blanket. And maybe a hug from the bedmate.

And that’s why you need a light to accommodate that. One right there on your bed to serve your read. Continue reading

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25 Funny Inspirational Quotes That will Make You Feel Positive

Here are 25 of the most inspirational quotes to cheer you up on a gloomy day.

Quotes for when you feel you’re not enough.

Quotes for when you’re so tired and you’re not even halfway there.

For when you don’t know if you should take the risk.

When you don’t know if you should even try anymore.

Quotes to inspire you, motivate you, and push you forward. To remind you of your own strength and power to stand up for yourself and pursue your goals. And at the same time, to relax and enjoy life.

Funny and inspirational quotes about life

1. Do not take life too seriously. You will never get out of it alive. — Elbert Hubbard

2. If you think you are too small to make a difference, try sleeping in a room with a mosquito. — Lisa Lieberman-Wang

3. If you think you are too small to be effective, you have never been in the dark with a mosquito. — Betty Reese

4. I believe that if life gives you lemons, you should make lemonade… And try to find somebody whose life has given them vodka, and have a party. — Ron White

Funny Inspirational Quotes

5. Even if you are on the right track, you’ll get run over if you just sit there. — Will Rogers Continue reading

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Would You Rather: Book Tag

Today on YouTube I saw a video by The Readables about a new book tag created by RayKayBooks on YouTube.  Even though it’s the BookTube edition and I do have a BookTube channel which I haven’t posted on in ages because I’ve been crazy busy, I decided to do a quick post here on the blog because I thought it’d be fun.

1. Would you rather read only trilogies or stand alones?

I would rather read only stand alone books.  I’m not a huge fan of series anyway and most of them I feel are way too drawn out and go on forever.  In general I prefer stand alones so I don’t think I’d be missing out on too much if I just stuck with those.

2. Would you rather read only female or male authors?

Hmm, I think the majority of my favorite books and also all the books on my TBR are written by men so, in order to read as many of the books I have on my TBR, I’d have to say only male authors.

3. Would you rather shop at Barnes & Noble or Amazon?

I don’t usually buy books and when I do it’s usually because it’s obscure and I can’t find it at the library or traditional bookstores so I end up on Amazon.  But, if I were a person who bought books, I’d rather support an actual bookstore and go there in person to buy my books, so I’d say Barnes & Noble. Continue reading

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Friday Finds (10)

Friday FindsHere are my Friday Finds for the week!
20797535From Jenn’s Bookshelves post called Summer Book Preview, June 2014, Part III
A Better World by Marcus Sakey
6215736 From Booklover Book Review’s Post called Daily Book Wishlist
UFO in Her Eyes by Xiaolu Guo
20764862 From The Literary Omnivore’s post called The Week in Review
Yes Please by Amy Poehler Continue reading

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Friday Finds (9)

Friday FindsHere are my Friday Finds I came across while catching up on episodes of Books on the Nightstand:
17465246 Books! by Murray McCain
17669036 The Bear by Claire Cameron (audiobook recommendation)
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Friday Finds (8)

Here are my Friday Finds for this week!
20575865 Meatloaf in Manhattan by Robert Power
18310561 The First Fifteen Lives of Harry August by Claire North

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Before We Leave You by Patricia Cori

9358591Before We Leave You: Messages from the Great Whales and the Dolphin Beings by Patricia Cori (2011)

212 pages

Goodreads Summary: What if whales and dolphins truly do have a superior intellect, as many believe, and can speak to the human race? What would their message be? In November 2008, gifted clairvoyant Patricia Cori was in Jordan teaching a workshop when a life-changing event occurred. A community of Cetaceans—“a choir of whales and dolphins,” as she describes it—interrupted her talk with a frantic plea for help. Cori was suddenly witness to a devastating scene of suffering, a communal grieving of scores of whales and dolphins “frenzied, lost, and dying.” This was the first of several terrifying calls for help, all of which were immediately followed by mass suicide events as these majestic creatures collectively chose to leave us and our planet. 
 
These troubling incidents evolved into the stream of messages for humanity that Cori reveals in this extremely timely work. The whales and dolphins present their deep understanding of our urgent global situation, calling for the human race to restore balance to our ecosystems—especially our dying oceans. For the first time, we read the communications of the Cetaceans and their story of devotion and celebration of life on the Great Planet Earth. We are also given a glimpse of their role in the unfolding of galactic events throughout our solar system, and the message is clear: We must wake up and realize that our continued abuse of the environment is altering the course of Gaia’s progression to the next dimension. Without the whale and dolphin song—without these musicians who hold the oceans in balance—we risk our advancement through the ascension process for which our entire solar system is destined. Before We Leave You is a roadmap to that higher future and a pathway to global transformation. 

I’ve been curious to know more about animals of the ocean, especially whales and dolphins.  There’s one book on this topic in particular I’d love to get my hands on, Ripple by Tui Allen, but haven’t been able to locate a copy at my library.  When I came across this one and saw my library had just ordered a copy, I immediately reserved it. Continue reading

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Agent Gates and the Secret Adventures of Devonton Abbey by Camaren Subhiyah

15825744Agent Gates and the Secret Adventures of Devonton Abbey: A Parody of Downton Abbey by Camaren Subhiyah (2013)

128 pages
Goodreads Summary: The hit series Downton Abbey, upon which this parody graphic novel is based, has been nominated for 16 Emmy Awards in 2012, including an acting nomination for Brendan Coyle, who plays valet John Bates (a.k.a. Agent Gates). Our book will release in January 2013, in time for the premiere of season 3 in the U.S.While the Granville family dutifully entertain their guests at Devonton Abbey, an ace team of Secret Service agents camp out as unsuspecting household staff, protecting the Royal Crown and her citizens from impending world war.

Who is aware of the international intrigue concealed below stairs? Will Agent Gates save Britain from her enemies while ensuring Devonton Abbey’s reputation is upheld? Will Lady Margaret secure a proposal from Martin Crawhill, the heir to the estate? Will Thompson and O’Malley ever get lung cancer?

I’m totally hooked on Downton Abbey and love reading books about how the show was created.  I’ve also seen some parodies of the show popping up in book form and of course have to get my hands on those as well!  This one I had never heard of until I stumbled upon it while browsing Goodreads. Continue reading

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Everything I Need to Know I Learned From a Little Golden Book by Diane Muldrow

17190361Everything I Need to Know I Learned From a Little Golden Book by Diane Muldrow (2013)

96 pages

Goodreads Summary: A humorous “guide to life” for grown-ups! One day, Diane Muldrow, a longtime editor of the iconic Little Golden Books, realized that, despite their whimsical appearance, there was hardly a real-life situation that hadn’t been covered in the more than 70-year-old line of children’s books—from managing money, to the importance of exercise, to finding contentment in the simplest things. In this age of debt, depression, and diabetes, could we adults use a refresher course in the gentle lessons from these adorable books, she wondered—a “Little Golden guide to life”? Yes, we could! Muldrow’s humorous yet practical tips for getting the most out of life (“Don’t forget to enjoy your wedding!” “Be a hugger.” “Sweatpants are bad for morale.”), drawn from more than 60 stories, are paired with delightful images from these best-loved children’s books of all time—among them The Poky Little Puppy, Pantaloon, Mister Dog, Nurse Nancy, We Help Mommy, Five Pennies to Spend, and The Little Red Hen. The Golden greats of children’s illustration are represented here as well: Richard Scarry, Garth Williams, Eloise Wilkin, J. P. Miller, and Mary Blair, among many others. Sure to bring memories and a smile, this book is a perfect gift for baby boomers, recent grads, lovers of children’s literature—or anyone who cherishes the sturdy little books with the shiny cardboard covers and gold foil spines!

Like a lot of people, I have a lot of nice memories of reading various Little Golden Books when I was younger.  So it was really nostalgic to go back and see photos from various books. Continue reading

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Archetype by M.D. Waters

18079523Archetype by M.D. Waters (2014)

Series: Archetype #1

384 pages

Goodreads Summary: Emma wakes in a hospital, with no memory of what came before. Her husband, Declan, a powerful, seductive man, provides her with new memories, but her dreams contradict his stories, showing her a past life she can’t believe possible: memories of war, of a camp where girls are trained to be wives, of love for another man. Something inside her tells her not to speak of this, but she does not know why. She only knows she is at war with herself.

Suppressing those dreams during daylight hours, Emma lets Declan mold her into a happily married woman and begins to fall in love with him. But the day Noah stands before her, the line between her reality and dreams shatters.

In a future where women are a rare commodity, Emma fights for freedom but is held captive by the love of two men—one her husband, the other her worst enemy. If only she could remember which is which. . . .

This was one of my most anticipated books for 2014 and I thoroughly enjoyed it and can’t wait for the next and final book to come out in July.  This book is definitely not your typical woman-with-amnesia-doesn’t-know-who-to-trust book.  There are so many different aspects to the story and more depth than just what appears to be a love triangle between the man who says he’s her husband and the other guy she is inexplicably drawn to. Continue reading

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