36 Books

Sometimes you fail. But the books are still good.


2013 was a banner year for reading goals. 2014 did not fare so well…thirty-six out of 50 not so well. But more books are always a good thing, so. I still win.


1. City of Fallen Angels (The Mortal Instruments #4) / Cassandra Clare + 7. City of Lost Souls (The Mortal Instruments #5) / Cassandra Clare + 27. City of Heavenly Fire (Mortal Instruments #6) / Cassandra Clare = I finally finished this series! But why do epilogues exist. They so rarely do right.
4. Dead Reckoning /Charlaine Harris – only two left…
31. A Discovery of Witches / Deborah Harkness – ReadItGirls book club pick! Supernatural yoga (!) and yet, no. Just no.
23. Beautiful Creatures (Caster Chronicles #1) / Kami Garcia & Margaret Stohl – 1 of 3 Valentine books from bae.

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SDCC 2014

Tickets for San Diego Comic-Con 2015 recently went on pre-sale for those who went to Comic-Con last year. There were three of us who went together last year and so the three of us sat online the other day, waiting to be invited to purchase our tickets for 2015.

As luck would have it, Jonathan was the only one who was invited in — but he was able to get the three of us tickets for all four days next year (as opposed to only Thursday/Sunday, which is what we had this year).

…And I am really looking forward to it. In its honor, here’s a round-up of SDCC 2014 highlights.

July 26, 2014 | San Diego, CA | Pac-Man cosplayers

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About 10 months ago my Grandma requested that I share some photos of my apartment. I took pictures then, but never got around to posting them (sorry Gma!). Without further ado, say hello to where I’ve been living for the last year.

Our apartment is on the third floor (American definition)/2nd floor (Palestinian definition).

May 26, 2012

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New Year’s Day in the Golan

After a baller NYE:2012, Jenelle, Jon, and I spent New Year’s Day exploring Golan Heights.

January 1, 2013

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Back in Akko

Another thing that I did with my parents: Went back to Akko! We made a few stops along the northern coast and spent one morning in Akko. This time it was cold and rainy.

On the drive in, we stopped by the house with all the statues for a closer look. I’m not entirely sure what’s happening in this bas-relief…

bas relief
November 23, 2012

…but here’s another look at that Nike shoe.

Sculpture Garden
November 23, 2012

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Beach Day in Tel Aviv

Today was the 4th weekend in a row that Jonathan and I have spent at the beach. (!!!) Since jellyfish season is upon us, we decided to head back to the beach at Tel Aviv even though I didn’t like this beach at all the first time we visited. Since we didn’t plan to do much swimming, it seemed like a good idea because it does have umbrellas and chairs for rent.

This time around, it was much better.*

empty chairs and umbrellas at the beach

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Life of a Wannabe Beach Bum

My idea of “making it” in life is if one day I live on a beach that I can walk, swim in, or sun on every day. With a dearth of idiots nearby.

Yesterday: I was back at the beach for the third week in a row. I’m officially loving this beach. To me, it’s not hard to see why.

Left panel: beach umbrellas, cooler; top right: Storm of Swords book; bottom right: E/T's feet in the waves

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