[TAG] Reading Habits

I stole this from Dany who stole it from Lucy.

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1. Do you have a certain place for reading at home?

In my room, or in by the wood-burning stove in the winter.

2. Bookmark or random piece of paper? 

99% of my reading is done on my Kindle 3G shown above, for the few rare times I have a paper book: bookmark.

3. Can you just stop reading or do you have to stop after a chapter or amount of pages?

 I have to finish the chapter. I don’t like stopping in the middle otherwise it will drive me batshit trying to figure out how the chapter will end.

4. Do you eat or drink when reading?

Depends on if I’m hungry/thirsty or not. Usually I keep a light snack and a water nearby though.

5. Do you watch TV or listen to music when reading?

Yep. Silence makes me anxious, so I keep the TV or some music on for background noise.

6. One book at a time or several at once?

   One at a time. I’d forget what’s going on otherwise.

7. Reading at home or everywhere?

  I can read just about anywhere, granted I’m not being distracted

8. Reading out loud or silently in your head?

    Silently in my head. But I would never say no to someone volunteering to read out loud to me.

9. Do you ever read ahead or skip pages?

I did when I was younger, now I’m like BUT WHAT HAPPENED EARLIER?!?

10. Breaking the spine or keeping it new?

Keeping it new. Who breaks book spines? I’ll break THEIR spine. [Okay, not exactly, but you get my drift.]

11. Do you write in your books?

    Nooo. My parents did it when I younger though, for the whole “This book belongs to…” thing.

12. What are you currently reading?

    According to my Goodreads profile, I am still in the middle of Mockingjay and Death du Jour.

A day in the life….

Tell the story of your day with 10 images.

My life varies day by day but there’s a few things that must stay the same or my delicate life balance will explode. OK, not exactly but pretty close. Like I must have a breakfast pretty close after I wake up or hours down the road I’m passing out in the middle of the street or in the car or store…. Hooray for hypoglycemia! [not.] Photos look cruddy because my dumb ass had flash on the camera and not it being on auto flash. [oops.]

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Good morning, world! Sometimes I wake on my opposite side, but that side of the room would’ve been….a boring wall from my viewpoint with my camera.

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Check phone for overnight calls or messages. Mostly messages because the only people calling me in the middle of the night would be telemarketers or people trying to convince me my computer was going to explode if I didn’t pay to go download their scammy software. [I kid you not, this happened. Told them I did not have a computer at all, hung up and then I blocked the number.]

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[Review] Graze nibblebox

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Earlier this month I got the opportunity to try the Graze snacks subscription service via a fellow blogger’s referral code to get your first box free. I figured why the heck not! Previously I had tried [and reviewed] Naturebox, but the pricetag was a bit too steep for my budget.

Graze’s service charges you per box at $6 with shipping included and you can have the boxes sent regularly or have them sent when you just want to order a one-off box. Each box has four different snacks and when you sign up, you can rate the different snacks to have ones you might like to try sent to you and trash ones that you wouldn’t. I trashed a lot of the coconut-containing snacks as I’m allergic.

The snacks have a lot of different allergy flags such as nuts, dairy and wheat to name a few. You can trash the snacks that you are allergic to, but it may limit your choices as you go down the list if you are allergic to a lot of things.

Currently, Graze boxes can only be shipped to US addresses, including P.O. Boxes, within the lower 48 states. Graze does not ship to Hawaii, Alaska, APO, FPO, or US Territory addresses. [Yet!]

If you would like to get your first and fifth grazebox for the low low price of free [new subscribers only!] just use the promotion/invitation code SARAH33HP

All of Graze’s packaging is completely recyclable, so if you have the proper facilities to do so, please recycle your grazebox!

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In my first box I received:

  1. Smoky chipotle dip with rosemary bread sticks: smoky chipotle relish with rosemary bread sticks
  2. Fruit & seed flapjacks: rustic rolled oat flapjacks with mixed seeds and dried fruits
  3. Scrumptious Blueberry Swirl: blueberry yogurt raisins, raspberry infused cranberries and blackcurrant
  4. Salted Fudge & Peanut Cookie: baked salted peanuts, fudge pieces, mini chocolate cookies and redskin peanuts

 

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Smoky Chipotle Dip with Rosemary Breadsticks

This went right into the trash after one bite… It wasn’t spicy or anything, it was just….gross. I did not like it at all.

Verdict: Trash

Fruit and Seed flapjacks

These were more of mini granola bars and not what I would consider a flapjacks [pancakes!]. I feel it would be a lot better if it was just fruit mixed with the oats, the seeds were kind of odd and didn’t really fit in. They’re not gross enough to be trashed completely, but they’re definitely something I wouldn’t want to have in my box all the time.

Verdict: Like

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 Scrumptious Blueberry Swirl

I’ve never had black currants before, but I’m not sure if it’s because they were dried that they didn’t really taste like anything. I did like the cranberries and if I could get the blueberry yogurt raisins by the bag I’d be in heaven. Those raisins were the definite show stealer of this snack pack in my opinion.

Verdict: Like, BUT will have to Trash after discovering the yogurt drops may contain coconut oil

Salted Fudge Peanut Cookie

THIS WAS AMAZING. It was absolutely my most favorite thing out of the entire box. It combines a lot of things that I like [peanuts, fudge, and chocolate cookies.] into one pack and they actually mashed up really well. I snarfed this down and found myself looking for more. Especially the chocolate cookie and vanilla fudge pieces.

Verdict: LOVE

NOTE: I was not asked to write nor compensated for this review. The review & thoughts are all my own. Blah blah blah, disclosures. Keeping myself out of legal trouble and shiz.