I Don’t Mind Spoilers

Hello my dear readers, I hope life is treating you as well as it can. If you’re reading this, you’re back for yet another Thursday Thoughts post.

This week’s topic? I don’t mind spoilers.

Seems pretty straightforward, so let’s get into it!

Everyone reads books, watches Netflix, TV, plays video games, or takes in some form of entertainment that can be spoiled.

Sometimes it’s inevitable. We can’t help things being spoiled for us. That new movie is just too good for strangers not to talk about on the bus, or that big sports game is flooding TVs everywhere you go, or even the series finale of your favourite show is being talked about all over social media.

It is very difficult to avoid them. Spoilers are everywhere you go in life. Sometimes they are obvious with articles or videos being made about them, sometimes they are less obvious, where spoilers are in memes.

But to be honest?

I don’t mind spoilers. I don’t mind stories being ruined for me. I don’t mind discussing the end of a book series with someone, knowing I am three books from the end. I want to know what happens at the end of the TV season, because the middle is often too boring.

I actually enjoy it. I enjoy spoilers.

I CRAVE to know the ending of whatever book, movie, or TV series I am taking.

If someone won’t tell me, I will look it up. I’ll spend hours clicking through the Wiki, putting the pieces of the puzzle together.

I’m always looking up a character’s ending, or when this event happens, or when someone might die.

I can’t wait to find out the answer on my own by reading the book or watching eight more episodes.

I NEED to know what happens.


Very few people I know of are the same as me. Most people hate having things spoiled for them, because it ruins the fun.

It ruins the adventure, it ruins the surprise.

That makes sense to me, and I can agree that the moments I didn’t have spoiled for me get a larger reaction out of me. I remember literally fist pumping when Andolin Kholin (Stormlight Archive) dueled a bunch of shard bearers solo. That moment wasn’t ruined for me, and it was AMAZING.

But having things “spoiled” for me actually makes me more excited for a book. It makes me more excited to get to that point and see it unfold for me.


If you’re one of the few people who don’t mind spoilers, let me know in the comments. Please tell me I’m not alone!
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Owning Vs. Borrowing: Where Do You Stand?

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Hello dear readers, I bring you to the debate of the century. Having just borrowed my first book from the library in probably 15 years, this topic is fresh on my mind.

Before I went into the library, I was on the side of owning the book over borrowing it from the library. I loved having the physical copy in my hands, and then sitting on my bookshelf when I was done with it. It meant more to me knowing I could pick it up at any time and read a certain part of it if the urge struck me.

Now though, I’m not so sure.

Owning the Book

Let’s start on the side of owning the book.

There are some clear benefits right off the hop.

Always have the book available.
There’s no need to worry about being put on a wait list, or going out of your way to find a copy. It’s just sitting on your shelves. I love looking at my beautiful books, remembering the stories and the fond memories.

Get books NOW.
Depending on the book, there’s a chance you can get a book before its official release. If not, you can get the book the day it comes out…no long lines or waitlists. I can be at my favourite bookstore in 15 minutes, and a brand new book in my hands 10 minutes after that.

Supports Authors
Buying a book is more beneficial to authors, big and small. It supports them and gives us more books on the shelves.

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But there are some obvious cons to owning the book.


Not liking the book.
If you bought it and don’t like the book, it’s sort of a waste of money. Nobody will force you to read the book, but you won’t be getting your money back for it. There have been a few duds that I’ve given away as soon as I finished them.

Money Money Money.
You will spend a lot of money on books…trust me, I know. I’ve gone into a book store meaning to spend $20 and ending up with a bill over $100. No regrets.

Sustainability
In this modern world we live in, sustainability is a major concern. Buying more books means that more paper products are being produced. Though it’s not the worst thing in the world, it is a concern to think about.

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Borrowing the Book

There can be quite a few pros to borrowing a book from the library.

If you don’t like it, you can bring it back.
There’s no obligation to finish the book, and you don’t have to worry about the money you spent on it. You just have to bring it back to the library.

Every book you can hope for.
If your library is any good, you’ll have more options than you could possibly hope for. You’ll have books you’ve never even heard of just waiting to be checked out.

Free Space.
If you don’t own the book, it can’t take up room in your home right? I have lost hours of sleep rearranging books to make sure they all fit nicely together. And yes…I have a big stack of books in the corner of my room that haven’t been read yet. There’s never enough room.

Saving the trees.
By borrowing books, you’re stopping trees from being cut down. You’re reusing something that other people will then reuse over and over, without the extra waste.


BUT, borrowing from libraries can be a hassle.


Waiting lists can suck.
If you’re not lucky enough to be high up on the list, you can end up waiting weeks to read a book that you want. Some people are okay with that, but others need their books ASAP.

You don’t own it.
As much as you might love the book, at the end of the day it isn’t yours anymore. It belongs to the library and you don’t get to keep it.

You don’t support the author.
If you borrow books, authors get less money. This might not be such a bad thing, but if we want to keep reading the authors we love, they’ll need our financial support.

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Where do you stand in this great debate? There are obviously pros and cons to both sides, but in the end I think I still fall slightly more towards owning the book. I like having the physical copy for as long as I want it, but I do see the benefit to adopting a healthy balance of owning vs. borrowing.

Let’s talk about it in the comments, or send me a message on social media!
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Thursday Thoughts: Coming up With Ideas

Since starting the blog over a year ago, there is one thing that I have never had an issue with…and that’s coming up with ideas.

I’m not trying to brag about how I am some creative genius and I constantly have ideas flowing through my head…because that is far from true.

I’ve just learned a trick or two that has helped me come up with different ideas for what to write about.

There are three simple things that I do to make sure I don’t run out of ideas.

1.) Plan Ahead

It sounds pretty simple, but this is probably the most important of my three tips. if you’re rushing last minute to come up with ideas, you are going to enjoy it a lot less.

Trust me, I’ve been there.

I’ve rushed last minute to come up with ideas and by the end of the post, I am disappointed. Both with myself and with what I had written.

I’m not saying you have to plan out the entire post before hand, but at least knowing the topic you will be writing about puts your head into the proper space, and the information comes a lot easier.

I have heard of some people that prepare their posts days or weeks in advance. I personally don’t find the time to do that, but it is rather impressive when I hear of people that do it.

I find that writing ideas for the month on a calendar lets me see what’s coming up, and helps me prepare for what to write each day.


2.) Steal Ideas…Creatively

Don’t copy someone’s hard work by reposting their content as your own. That’s stealing and also is a quick way to be disliked by a lot of people.

What I mean by stealing creatively, is using others’ ideas in your own way. Change them up a bit, add your own flare, and your own content.

If you see someone with a good idea for a blog post, use the same idea, but give it your own flare. By now, it is probably impossible to come up with a 100% original idea, but you can come up with an idea that you have made your own, and that fits your blog, or website, or whatever it is, better than any others.

For example, you see a blogger posting a character analysis of Harry Potter characters, or different female protagonists.

It’s a great idea to write about, and maybe you like the idea. Don’t take the exact idea, but maybe you want to take a look at different characters that have similar features, or you want to look at different villains.

Similar ideas, but you’ve made it your own instead of just copying someone else.


3.) Write Things Down

This one isn’t always easy to remember, but I try to do it as often as I can.

When I see a quote, or an idea from a movie, or even an idea from a book, I try to write it down in a journal that I always carry with me.

They don’t always pan out to be something amazing right away, but in the future you might have an idea that works with something you wrote down months ago.

I’ve come up with plenty of ideas for creative writing pieces, blog posts, or even ideas I want in my future book just by writing them down when I come across them.


In the end, everyone has their own ways of coming up with ideas for what to create. You may do some of the things I mentioned, you might do things completely different. Either way, let me know your process in the comments. How do you come up with new ideas for posts?

Why I Took A Break

Like I mentioned in my review of the Drum Island Arc on Monday, I took several weeks off from the blog during the month of October, despite having several blog series ongoing.

There were a few reasons that I’ll get in to as to why I took a break, but I guess I should ket you know first that I am perfectly alright and there is nothing to worry about.

The biggest reason that I took the time off is because I wanted a break. Things at work, and home, and my social life were getting rather busy, and I felt that when I was writing my posts I was rushing through them and not really enjoying them.

I was mainly writing them just to get a post online and I wasn’t actually looking forward to writing every day like I wanted to be.

That’s the biggest reason I wanted to keep going with the blog, so that I could enjoy whatever I was posting.

I figured taking some time off and refreshing myself from the blog was a good idea for me, and for my content.

The second reason I took some time off from the blog, is because I couldn’t keep up with the goals I had planned for myself.

If you weren’t aware, I had set the goal of watching a scary movie every day in the month of October. At first I was able to keep up with this. Pretty much every day I would watch a scary movie before bed, and anything I was too tired to finish I would finish the next morning before work.

This worked out for about a week, but then I’d miss a movie for one of many reasons, and then another, and then another, till I was a week behind and couldn’t find the time to catch up at all.

I am a bit upset with myself for setting this goal but not sticking with it, but more important things in life were coming up and they took priority over watching scary movies.

The third reason, despite not really being a reason, is that I’ve been trying out new looks for the blog to make it look more like I want it to. This hasn’t necessarily taken away from my writing, but it has taken up some of my time that I would normally dedicate to writing posts.

The new blog format isn’t out yet because i am still finishing some final touches on it, but it will hopefully be out soon.

Anyways, thats the gist of why I was absent for a few weeks. I plan on coming back into the full swing of things over the next week or so, and I am looking forward to finding new blogs to follow and the new projects I want to begin.

Scary Movie Marathon

I have never been a big Halloween fan. I don’t have anything against Halloween per se, but I have never been one of those people that loves the skulls and witches and the spooky scary skeletons.

Monday evening came around, and I watched a YouTube video about upcoming scary movies, and I decided I wanted to do a scary movie marathon in celebration of Halloween.

Like I said, I’m not necessarily a fan of Halloween, and I am probably less so a fan of scary movies, but I wanted to challenge myself.

I wanted something to do this month that kept me busy. I find with living on my own now, that I try to laze around all evening once I’ve finished walking my dog and doing my chores.

What will I be doing?

Every day this month I am going to be watching a different scary that I haven’t seen yet.

I am going to try to watch them mostly in a dark apartment at night time, with nothing to protect me except my dog and a pillow.

I’ve finished two movies so far, and I already notice myself being more on edge and assuming the worst from people I pass in the street, so we will see how this goes for 29 more days.

I won’t be giving a super in-depth review of each movie, but instead of throwing up Solve it Sunday posts, I was planning on doing a short 5-star rating and a paragraph or two of what I liked/didn’t like and why.

What scary movies do you guys like? What’s your favourite one? Let me know in the comments

100 WordPress Followers!!!

It’s been just over a year since I started this blog, but I have finally hit 100 WordPress followers.

I actually hit the milestone a few weeks ago, but I never had the time on Thursdays to write about it.

Finally I have found the time.

I am very proud of myself for keeping up with my blog for an entire year. There were a few times where I thought about quitting, but ultimately I enjoy it too much to give it up.

I like making the time to write posts for you guys. I am far from the biggest blog out there. One of the blogs I follow just hit the 11,000 milestone, but ultimately I am on my way to get there.

I have seen plenty of other blogs start after me, and reach the 100 followers much quicker, but there are many reasons for that I will not get into. Ultimately I am happy I have finally reached that mark, which was one of the goals I had set for myself in 2019.

I am genuinely surprised that I have 100 people that follow my blog. I am terribly sorry for all of those who get the notifications or read through my content, but thank you at the same time.

Honestly, without all of you guys I probably wouldn’t still be doing this. Being busy with life means I can’t dedicate my life to this blog, but seeing the slow and steady climb in followers has been a real boost when making my posts.

I’m not sure I will ever make the 11,000 follower milestone like other blogs I have seen, but I have accepted that reality.

I also took a look at making some money from runnign this blog, and I’ve seen a few opportunities to be able to do that, but I don’t expect this to pay the bills any time soon.

For now, it’s something that I enjoy doing, and it’s something that helps keep me sane through the day.

Words cannot express how thankful I am for all of you that read my posts. You must be crazy if you keep coming back, but I am thankful nonetheless.

So, from the bottom of my book filled heart, THANK YOU THANK YOU THANK YOU.

I’m ADULTING!

Today’s post is more of a news related post, but it fits in with other Thursday posts too, so I decided to write it today instead.

As of today I am still living at home with my parents. I am one course away from a getting two degrees, but I have found myself a pretty good job while finishing up school and a few months ago I found an apartment to move into…which is happening this weekend.

I move into my own place on September 1 with just me and my doggo. I’m a bit scared, but overall excited to move out. It’s a big step but I guess it’s time for me to become this “adult” thing I’ve heard so much about.

This shouldn’t affect my daily posting in the long run, but there might be a few days next week where I don’t have any WiFi to publish a post, but I might be willing to type up some of the shorter posts on my phone or something, but I doubt I’d type up a book review that way.

Either way, things are changing for me. New apartment, school starting, and who knows what else that will take up some of my free time. I’m excited for it all to be happening, but I’m sure it will be pretty stressful at time.

I will do my best to give you your daily fix of content, but this is just a fair warning that there may be a day or two that you miss.

For those of you that have lived on your own…any tips? Let me know in the comments. Any help is appreciated.