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Oct 22, 2013

#BOBblogoversary Day 12: Teresa from Readers Live A Thousand Lives + Giveaway

Welcome to day twelve of my month long celebration event for Books Over Boys' three year anniversary! ;p If you would like to check out the first few days, you can do so by clicking the link that says "click here for all things blogoversary related" underneath the B.O.B. Turns 3 tab located in my right sidebar.

Even though the official day for my blogoversary has come to pass, I'm still celebrating because the days following my very first blog post are still worthy of celebration, yaknow? Well, I think so, anyway. Or, I just want a reason to celebrate, so here we are! ;p

For today's feature, I've got the super awesome Teresa from Readers Live A Thousand Lives to join in on all the fun! I almost wanna say that we "met" through our mutual feelings for any and all things JLA related. Since then, I've discovered that Teresa and I like a lot of the same types of books which is so extremely awesome! I know that if I go to her for book recs, she'll never disappoint because that's just how similar our tastes are.

But more than that, she's an awesome person and I'm so grateful to have met her and have her friendship. I'm humbled to have her here on Books Over Boys, today!

Well a typical day in the life of Teresa is not very exciting. Really it involves a lot of work and hopefully some reading. Typically my alarm goes off around 6am. I then proceed to smack my alarm around and curse it to the deepest layer of hell aka hit the snooze button. Finally around 6:45am I roll, and I literally mean roll, out of bed. I then spend the next five minutes on the floor trying to pep talk myself into waking up. I am not a morning person, not at all. Once I finally get off the floor, I then realize I have about ten minutes before my bus arrives (side note: I live in NYC so it’s easier to take the bus to work than it is to drive, cheaper too). So I then proceed to hop around my room like a crazy person, throw on some clothes, brush my teeth, spritz some perfume on (usually managing to spritz some in my mouth), spit out said perfume from mouth, grab my watch, run up the stairs, get my breakfast yogurt, and then dash out the door and make my way to the bus stop.

Once I get to the bus stop I stand around a bit, waiting, usually I spend this time on twitter because any free time usually finds me on twitter. Then the bus shows up, I put my phone away and get on the bus. Once on the bus, I proceed to go back to sleep and take a half hour power nap. I have found this power nap essential and without it, probably wouldn’t make it through the day. Next thing I know, my bus is approaching its stop and sadly my power nap is over. Then I get off the bus and depending on where I am working that day either walk to the train or I walk into my building. I’ll skip the possible train ride and just get to work already.

So, now I’m at work. First things, I must get some coffee in me, because without coffee I am unable to function. There will be growling and grunting until the coffee is consumed. Once the coffee is consumed I am a new person and I am ready to start the day.

So now that I have started the day, I’m working and working and working. I won’t bore you with what I actually do, because 1) it’s hard to explain and 2) I bet most of you don’t actually care. So I’m working. Around ten, I usually take a break to ramble on about Game of Thrones or The Walking Dead or some other form of pop culture. By now my co-workers know just how weird I truly am. Then before I know it, it is time for lunch. Lunch is always a process and one of the biggest decisions of the day. Once the team has decided we trek out of the office and get our lunch.

After our adventure into the outside world to get lunch, I resume my work at my desk. So again working, working, working, and working some more, while taking some pop culture reference breaks. Eventually it is time to go home. I then make my way back to the bus. Now comes probably my favorite part of the day. My bus ride home is my guaranteed reading time. I get on the bus and proceed to spend the rest of the time in whatever book I am reading at the moment. Then all too soon my bus time is over. I make my way back to my house and immediately open my book up again, since I usually have to stop in the middle of a chapter. Next I forage around my house for food. I open the fridge, close the fridge, open the cabinets, close the cabinets, open the fridge again, close the fridge again. Repeat this a few time. I then realize there is nothing I want to eat, so I order something from somewhere.

After dinner, I either curl up with my book again or I go watch something extremely stupid on TV. Sometimes both. Then sometime around 11 or 12, I feel my eyes getting heavy and I realize that it is once again time to sleep. So I get in my bed and “go to sleep”. So what does that mean, that means I put on cartoons because I am a child and then I spend some more time on twitter. Eventually I actually go to sleep. Then I wake up and repeat the process all over again.

So that is a typical day in the life of Teresa. Throw in a few blow pops, about three more cups of coffee, and some general weirdness and you have my typical day. Then again, this could all be a lie and I could really be Batman, but you’ll never really know.

I have found that since graduating college, I am much happier spending my weekend curled up with a good book as opposed to going out. I’ve also come to realize that this is fine and not necessarily unusual. I used to stress over this and now I just don’t. Long story short… enjoy the little things.

I would rather have coffee from Dunkin than Starbucks. I actually dislike Starbucks coffee. Is that weird?

thing I just cannot take anymore is rudeness, especially over the internet. I never understand why someone thinks it is okay to be rude and nasty when they are hiding behind a computer screen. Does a computer screen negate the need for manners? I can’t!

About the blogger:

Teresa is a 24-year-old who crunches numbers by day and blogs by night. One of her main joys in life is devouring a book in one sitting. She is of the belief that reading a good book is ten times better than watching anything on TV. Although, she does possess a fondness for The Walking Dead, Game of Thrones, and True Blood.

Her favorite classic is Wuthering Heights by Emily Bronte, but she thinks Jennifer L. Armentrout is the best thing since sliced bread. When she isn’t reading, she is most likely playing golf. She enjoys listening to music, particularly bands like Marianas Trench and All Time Low. She has a crazy love of dogs and cannot remember a time in her life without one. Tootsie rolls are her obsession and her favorite color is green.

Connect with Teresa: Blog | Facebook | Twitter | Goodreads

Giveaway details:

  1. One entry per household.
  2. There will be one winner per book/series.
  3. You must be 15 years or older.
  4. Giveaway is open INTERNATIONALLY.
  5. Giveaway ends on Tuesday, November 19, 2013.
  6. Winners will be chosen by Random.org through Rafflecopter.
  7. Winners will have 48 hours after notification to respond.
  8. Good luck!

IMPORTANT NOTE: The giveaway is open internationally but the paperbacks and swag packs are for the US ONLY, unless stated otherwise. If you have any questions, please email me at booksoverboys at hotmail. Thank you!

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  1. *eeep* Momo! Thank you so much for having me on your blog and for letting me help celebrate 3 years! Congrats again on that HUGE milestone. I love that we were able to "meet" through blogging and I consider your blog to be such an inspiration, your blog is one that made me want my own, so thanks for that! =]

  2. Teresa you are awesome! I also prefer Dunkin then Starbucks, too :) Love your weirdness!

    Momo, You are just plain fabulous! I hope your celebration has been wonderful and I luv ya girl!

    Hugs for everyone!! :)

  3. Thank you for an amazing giveaway! :)
    Favorite book quote: "The most beautiful things in the world cannot be seen or touched, they are felt with the heart." (The Little Prince, Antoine de Saint-Exupéry)
    Favorite song at the moment: Wait For Me by Kings of Leon
    Last book that made me cry: If I Lie by Corrine Jackson


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