Tuesday, September 13, 2016

Book Haul (in Vlog Form!)




I have a special announcement to make...

I made a vlog.

I KID YOU NOT. For some reason unbeknownst to me, I randomly decided to plop down in front of my computer's webcam and record a video. Watching it over, I can't help but cringe. ACK. I'm so awkward. XP The video quality is bad, I didn't edit it at all, and my computer kept making noises-- but hey, I MADE A VIDEO. That should satisfy you. *crosses arms defiantly*

Just recently, I showed you what I looked like...and now I'm doing a video. I always hesitate to put stuff like this up because of all those creepers out there on the internet. BUT YES. I obviously decided to take the plunge anyway.

In case you couldn't tell from the title, it's a book haul. There were a few...*cough* mishaps during recording (including nearly being squashed by my tower of books) and it went waaaay longer than I thought it would. Oops. :P

Without further ado, I present my book haul! Ignore my random breathless squeals. XD



It was slightly terrifying at first, but I have to admit, I actually had a ton of fun doing it. In fact, I recorded another vlog on the same day! If you enjoyed this one, maaaaybe I'll post the other soon? It's a little shorter, don't worry. XD

I would LOVE it if some of you guys decided to do a vlog! It would be especially fun if it were a book haul or something bookish-related. ;) If you do end up doing one, I WANT TO KNOW ABOUT IT. I will stalk your blog like a pro. *nods*

(And before you ask, I have no idea why my left eyebrow is perpetually higher than the other one or why I kept saying "for the win." :P)

So what about you, my accomplices? Have YOU ever done a vlog? WOULD YOU DO ONE? (Hey, if I can muster the courage to do it, so can you. ;D) Which book that I got looks the most interesting? 


37 comments:

  1. So much books that sound so interesting! This was great! I loved the vlog.
    Nice job!

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    1. Yay, thanks, Jake! I'm so glad you enjoyed the vlog. ^_^

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  2. MY WORD YOU HAVE BOOKS FOR DAYS!! You will never be bored again. XD Also, the vlog was awesome! Can I just be your best friend? Thank you so much. :D

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    1. (That made me think of "Corn for days!" Hehe. ^_^ I'm a bit of a Studio C fan. ;D)

      D'awww, Evangeline, you're da sweetest! <3 SURE, LET'S BE BESTIES. *links arms*

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  3. Ooh, a video? I have never posted a video on my blog that I made. Mostly because I am in possession of zero speaking skills?

    Today was a school day and there's a project I'm trying to finish this week, so I didn't have time to watch the whole thing, but I watched some of it, and you did a great job! Can comment again on how gorgeous your hair is? And you have a lovely giggle.

    P.S. I watched Tangled for the first time the other night. . . And you're right: Flynn and Rapunzel are a beautiful couple! I had a lot of people tell me how good it was, so at first it was a little disappointing, but I've already admitted to myself that I love it. I looked up I See The Light on Youtube, and it gives me chills. ;)

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    1. Ha, well, you just saw how many speaking skills *I* possess. *coughity cough*

      Oh, I totally understand! Sorry it was so long. >.> BUT OH MY GOSH, THANK YOU!!! You're seriously making me grin so hard right now. *hugs*

      P.S. Ohhh, you hadn't seen Tangled?! *le gasp* BUT NOW YOU HAVE. YES. I AM ALL THE PLEASED. Eeep, I just looooove that movie, and I'm so thrilled you liked it, too! Flynn and Rapunzel are adorable! <3

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    2. Yeah, it took me kind-of a while. I remember thinking it was weird when you said you didn't care for At World's End at first, but then started liking it, but that's EXACTLY what Tangled did to me.

      And just for the record, I did not think your speaking skills were terrible. :)

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  4. ALL THE BOOKS! Also you look so pretty and I love your accent!

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    1. *blushes* You're too sweet for words, Evie. <3 But golly, I had no idea I had an accent! (Maybe it's because you're Australian so I sound so foreign? XD)

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  5. Also am I the only one who gets books sometimes cause the cover's are just so beautiful?!.. even if the story ends up being rubbish..

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    1. You're totally not alone. *points to video* I basically spent like 80% of the vlog raving over beautiful book covers. XD

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  6. last thing you remind me a lot of myself when i get excited over books! it's good!

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    1. Haha, do I really? That's so funny! I *do* tend to get really excited when it comes to books. ;)

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  7. Last one! If you like Dragons there's a good series called Lily Quench by my mum's author friend Natalie Jane Prior.. they are for younger readers but I still love them as a late teen!

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    1. Ooh, those look REALLY good! I promptly added the first one to my TBR on Goodreads. :D Thanks so much for the recommendation! I like books for younger readers so we're good. ^_^

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  8. AWESOME!!!!! So good to hear you, dear!! :D I enjoyed watching this! Melanie Dickerson for the win!!! <3 :D

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    1. Thanks muchly, Morgan! I'm ecstatic that you liked it! YESH, MELANIE DICKERSON IS THE BEST.

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  9. And I thought *I* had a lot of books. ;)

    Oh my goodness, those Barnes & Nobles classics are eye candyyy. I want to own them all. ;)

    I'm so happy you did this! You definitely need to do more!

    I have been wanting to post one for awhile. There was one video I even started filming and then ditched because it was so unorganized and the camera angle was really awkward. But I will do one eventually! Perhaps a book haul, like yours? Or maybe a little tour of my room? I don't know but I'll think about it!

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    1. Yeah, I really need to get more...*hacking cough* :P

      Aren't they the most beautimous things everrrr?! *clutches them protectively*

      Aw, thank you so much, Meredith! I had a lot of fun so I'll probably do one every once in a while. ^_^

      MEREDITH. You NEED to do a video! THAT WOULD BE AMAZING. I would loooove a book haul or a room tour! (Though I completely understand disorganized videos. Heaven knows how disorganized THIS one was...)

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  10. Oh my gosh, Mary. YOU DID A VLOG. MY MARY HORTON DID A VLOG!!! I was so excited to see this on my dashboard this morning. And oh goodness, girl, you're just as fun and adorable as I imagined you'd be! Seriously, you come across online very much the way you do face to face, and not everyone can manage that.

    All those books, though! Where do you find so many deals? Teach me your ways! I was especially happy to see books by Heather Dixon, Sharon Cameron, and Robert Liparulo in your stack. (What a dangerous stack that was, too.) You're going to have reading material to last you a good long while!

    Ahhhh, I just loved this post and your vlog and all the happy bookish stuff. ^_^ Well done! (Don't tell me you won't be amazing at speech class now. This was just proof that you can totally do it. *nods*)

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    1. EEP, YES I DID I DID!!! You're excitement is contagious! :D

      D'aww, I am? It must be all the books (or the excitement of vlogging) because I'm normally very reserved in person. (Well...unless we're close friends. Which you guys are so I suppose that makes sense. ^_^) ACK, I CAN'T STOP SMILING STUPIDLY RIGHT NOW, THOUGH. Because your comment. <333

      *clears throat* Well, one day, a certain wizard in a tall grey pointed hat came to my door. He handed me his staff and said I could use it to find all the best book bargains in the Shire. And ever since, I've been tromping through the Shire, letting the wizard's staff lead me to the good deals. (Totally true. XP)
      Ahhhh, yes! I love all of them! (And yeah, that stack was rather terrifying. *glances nervously at it* XD)

      EEEP, I'M WORDLESS. You never fail to make my day, Tracey! ^_^ (Ha, well, that's a completely different story. :P Now, if raving about books for 20 minutes counts as an assignment, then I'm sure I'll do well. XD)

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  11. MARYYYY!!! You did a VLOG!! *devours*

    OOOH that was so much fun! You should do book haul videos more often *nods*. AND YOU GOT SO MANY GOOD BOOKS! (just sayin', I am also upset about the state of your gorgeous Illusionarium. SOMEONE MUST FIGURE OUT A WAY TO FIX BENT HARDCOVERS)

    ANYWAYS. You did an awesome job with the vlog, it was so much fun to watch! Perhaps I should try one of my own sometime ...

    ~ Savannah
    scattered-scribblings.blogspot.com

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    1. YESSS, I DID!

      Goodness, girl, thank you!!! I KNOW, I GOT SOOOOO MANY BOOOOOKS. (We shall mourn together over the tragedy that is the bent cover. *sniffles*)

      Awww, thanks so much, Savannah! ACK. YES. DO A VLOG. PLEASE. FOR ME. (It would be awesome, just sayin.')

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  12. MARY! Oh my goodness.

    YOU ARE SO ADORABLE, LIKE HOW. Just how. I can't, I really can't.

    I want to comment about everythingggg in this vlog, but I'm just so thrilled that I can't words over this fabulousness.

    Yes yes, POST THE OTHER VLOG SOON! I need more. <3 <3 <3

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    1. *is unable to comprehend the sweetness*

      AWK. Just...thank you. <3 I honestly don't even know what to say right now. YOU'RE NICER THAN COOKIES! (Cookies are really nice, just so y'know. XD)

      *hugs ferociously* Eeep, I'll try to post the other one soon! <3 Thanks again, sweet girl!

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    2. *casually watches part of vlog again* *still can't words over your beautiful adorableness* <3

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  13. EEP MARY YOU DID A VLOG!!! And YES I want to see your other vlog! (why do I keep spelling it as blog...?) GIVE ME ALLLL THE MARY VIDEOS. XD
    And may I comment on the gorgeousness of your hair?! =) A little bit random, I know. But girl, I LOVE YOUR HAIR.
    I would do a vlog and post it on my blog (haha, aren't I genius at making up rhymes? Okay, that was really bad...XD) but the way my blog is set up, I don't think it would take very long videos. *sigh* Oh, well. A girl can dream! =)
    -Ariel

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    1. AHHHH, ARIEL!!! *blushes* D'awww, thank you! There's quite a demand now for another vlog. ;D (Don't worry, it took me forever before I got used to saying "vlog" instead of "blog." XD)

      Asdldkaslaldj. THANK YOU!!!

      *applauds your ingenious rhyme* Aww, well, you don't have to do a very long video! After all, mine was a monstrous 20 minutes. It could just be four or five minutes if you wanted. ^_^ I would love it if you did do one! :D

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  14. Great job! So glad you did a vlog ^.^ It was so awesome to see all your beautimous (I'm so glad I'm not the only person who says that) books! (And your lovely face!!) Also, your half-singing/half-talking XD I do that all. the. time. Especially about books. Tbh, I'm not sure I've read a single book you mentioned 0.0 Yeah, it's bad. But I want to read Northanger Abbey and the Scarlet Letter really bad, since I <3 classics! You have some golden-treasure-level covers for sure! *happy sigh*

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    1. Thanks, Abi! Ah, yes, I LOVE using that word! :D

      Hehe, yep, that's an odd quirk of mine. XD BUT GOSH, GIRL, YOU NEED TO READ THESE BOOKS. Like...at least some of them. XD Oh, but wait, you HAVE read Alice in Wonderland, right? At least, I thought you had.

      *strokes covers lovingly* They're so beautiful.

      Thanks so much for the darling comment! ^_^

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  15. Whaaaat you have so many books. Like wow. XP But hey great job doing a vlog, you did awesome! :D Might have to try one myself sometime...

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    1. THAT'S JUST THE BEGINNING. XD

      Thanks muchly! Yessss, you totally need to do a vlog!

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  16. OOOOH MY WORD. MY MARY DID A VLOG. THIS IS THE HAPPIEST THING EVER!!!!!!!!!!

    EEP. YOU'RE SO ADORABLE. And like Tracey said, you come off in person just like you do on your blog. YOU'RE JUST THE SWEETEST, MOST FUN THING.

    I've been sitting here drinking coffee and watching your blog and it was SO. FUN. YOU SHOULD ABSOLUTELY DO MORE. You're so fun and speak so well. I loooved watching it!

    AND ALL THE BOOKS. I may or may not have been sitting here grinning and squealing with each one. One of the most beautiful books hauls everrr. Heather Dixon and C.S. Lewis and Tolkien and Diana Wynne Jones and fairytales and DRAGONSSS and all the things! We have so many of the same books, it's great!

    AND MARY. YOU GOT THE PINK COPY OF ALICE IN WONDERLAND. I totally squealed when you pulled it up, and then you MENTIONED ME. My heart literally did a flip when I heard my name. SO SWEET. I'm ecstatic you got yourself a copy. You NEEDED a pink copy of Alice in Wonderland in your life. My pink-loving friend. <333

    Okay, I could just squeal and flail about your vlog and books for days, but I'm trying (and failing) to contain myself. I JUST LOVED THIS OKAY.

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    1. *squeals happily at the Lauri comment* EEP, HOW CAN I EVER EXPRESS HOW MUCH I LOVE YOUR COMMENTS?

      Good golly, THANK YOU! I'm honestly so thrilled that I didn't fail at the vlog. XD (Really, though, I only act this way around close friends. I'm suuuuper reserved if you don't know me that well. :P)

      Oh my gosh! That just makes me so happy! YOU DON'T EVEN KNOW! :D

      YES, ALL THE BOOOOKS! This is BY FAR my most exciting book haul! I JUST LOVE ALL THE BOOKS I GOT. *pets them*

      YES, I DID!!!!!! I found it at B&N a couple weeks ago and could barely keep from squealing. BECAUSE IT'S LAURI'S BOOK. I obviously HAD to get it! BECAUSE PINK. AND CHRISTINE. AND ALICE AND WONDERLAND. *flails* (Of course, I had to mention you, dear. <333)

      D'AWWW. My heart is doing a happy dance right now! THANK YOU SO MUCH, YOU SWEET THING. <3

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  17. AHHH YOU DID A VLOG. AND RIGHT AFTER SHOWING YOUR BEAUTIFUL FACE TO US.
    HA. No. Just... no. I'd never do a vlog. I wouldn't ever dream of forcing people watch my awkward camera skills. I seriously wouldn't even look at the camera... XP I much prefer real-life meeting and not thru a camera lens XD

    DUDE. Lots of books. Because I've just become a book worm in the past year, I still have a whole shelf open to books, so I couldn't imagine buying and having too many to fit O.O

    But man, I love your hair. SO THICK. IM JEALOUS.

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    1. YES, I DID!!! *blushes* Aww, thank you!

      Don't worry, I completely understand. I still feel verrrry awkward in front of a camera...but hey, at least I can have as many takes as I want. You don't exactly get that luxury when talking to someone in person. XD

      YESH, THE BOOKS ARE TAKING OVER MY HOUSE. XD Haha, well, the bookshelves that I have in my room are reallllly small so they don't fit a lot of books. It's really time that I get a REAL bookcase! ^_^

      GAH, THANK YOU, HANN! Ah yes, thick hair. It's a blessing and a curse. XD (Don't even get me started on how bad it is in the humidity. *shudders*)

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