Sunday, July 12, 2015

Sunday Musings [12]: New Books & New Drawings!

Two birds one stone - I stumbled upon The Sunday Post Meme hosted by the lovely Caffinated Book Reviewer & the Stacking The Shelves meme hosted by the awesome Tynga's Reviews! It is quite similar to what I'm doing here with my Sunday musings - recapping the week in book blogging universe as well as letting you guys know about what books I bought or received.

I rate this week 3/5 stars - it kind of flew by without me but I did get to do some drawing which makes up for all of it! It definitely was NOT a productive reading week. I've been in a minor reading schlump these last two weeks but I've got some exciting books that I can't wait to share with you guys soon so I hope that propels me back to reading! As I mentioned, I got to squeeze in some time for drawing this week and it was so much fun! It is hard to dedicate anytime during the summer to drawing with work and trying to put out quality content onto the BloggityBLOG. I tried to practice some portrait drawing this week with a variety of charcoal sticks and powders. I referenced the amazing photographer Maarten Schröder's photo Twan. I asked him if I could use the image as reference and all but DIED when he replied back saying I could with a compliment on my artwork. Here is the finished piece:

Male Head Portrait Study
Charcoal on Bond Paper
(Click HERE to see some of my other art)

 In other art related news, I picked up an old Minolta SLR camera this week and have been having loads of fun wasting film while playing around with shooting! It is refreshing to go back to a non-digital camera. By reflex I always incline my head after I take a shot to look at the LCD screen where my photo should appear but there is none! Relying on the viewfinder for everything is so weird but I'm slowly getting back into it. I was a hobby photographer back in senior year of high school but when university hit, I had to put it aside. Getting this SLR was a reawakening for that love of shooting again! I sent my three rolls of film off for developing so *cross my fingers* they turn out somewhat decent? Here is my new baby ;P

Posts From The Past Week:

Happening This Week:

Book Spotlight! It's A Wonderful Death By Sarah J. Schmitt
Look out for all things It's A Wonderful Death this Tuesday&Wednesday!

Review: GREY By E.L. James

NEW Books added to my shelf this week:

Two new additions this week! First one is The Intern's Handbook By Shane Kuhn. I recieved a copy of the sequel Hostile Takeover last week and thought I should pick up the first to read so I could wrap my head around the story! Second new book of the week is The Collector By Victoria Scott. The story's synopsis had a really interesting mix of fantasy/real-world charm that had me wanting to read it!

BOOKstagram #JulyBookChallenge:

Day 5: Book & Shadow/Day 6: Favourite Series (This was my favourite series back in middle school!)
Day 7: Fav Book to Movie Adaptation/Day 8: Over Hyped Books

Day 9: Under Hyped Books/Day 10: Books Recommended to You


That's it for now lovelies♥ Let me know how your week went in the comments below ;)



  1. Great haul this week! The Collector sounds really good. However, I've heard mixed things about it.
    Krystianna @ Downright Dystopian

    1. I can see where The Collector can potentially be a mehhh read but I really want to see how this alpha male character Dante is ;P Thanks for stopping by love!

  2. Wow...a lot going on! That drawing is awesome! Great job! I often wish I could draw, but that was never something I had any slight talent for. Hope you enjoy your new books too!

    SP & STS
    Sandy @ Somewhere Only We Know

    1. Much thanks you kind lady! It takes a lot of time and dedication to learn how to draw - I never knew I wanted to draw and paint academically/professionally till senior year high school. It's never too late to start learning ;P

  3. Your drawing is really good!
    Also, I love your photos! They are all so pretty <3
    I nominated you for the Sisterhood of the World Bloggers Award! It would be great if you would hop on over and check it out - I would love to see your answers.
    Olivia @ Fluttering Pages

    1. Thanks so much Olivia for all the kind words (seriously put a huge smile on my face!). The Sisterhood of the World Bloggers Award sounds like so much fun & I'll most definitely be checking it out! I'll try to get a post out as soon as I can ♥

  4. WOW the drawing is amazing!! So talented! Can't wait to read your review of Grey - Have a great week!

    1. Thank you thank you ♥ This community is so supportive! I was excited to write my review of Grey ;P

  5. You are such an incredible artist! Well done!

    I like the look of the Intern's Handbook, will check it out!

    Have a lovely week

    Heather @ Random Redheaded Ramblings

    1. Oh gosh that is so nice of you to say! Much thanks ♥ I'm about three quarters through with The Intern's Handbook and it is AMAZING! I would say though that it is quite fast-paced writing and so you've got to be paying attention! Have yourself a wonderful week too!

  6. Your drawing is so well done. You should be proud! I need to read your review of Grey as I have been putting off reading it. I know people either love or hate the series, and while I didn't really like the only one I read, the first one, I am interested to see how this one reads.

    1. I stand by it very proudly ;) Thank you love! I think Grey is a easier(?) intro to the series and world of Fifty Shades. I'm so glad you're interested in the Grey review - I hope you swing by when it's up to let me know what you think!