UPDATED: Until now, I’m still overwhelmed by Adam Silvera’s and Becky Albertalli’s reactions to this post, not to mention the generous comments left by other bloggers (thank you!). So I’ve decided to turn this into a tag (well, not without encouragement from fellow bookworm/friend Dianne of Oops! I Read A Book Again)! There are only three simple rules: (1) answer the question “What makes you more happy than not?”, (2) link back to this post (so I can read your entry) or to the person who tagged you, and (3) have FUN.
Whenever I see piles of books everywhere, though at this point it is ridiculous how I still don’t have bookshelves, I am more happy than not.
Whenever I drink coffee, though almost always the instant kind, I am more happy than not.
Whenever I spend time with my now two-year-old godson Carlisle, though seldom and inevitably leads to me feeling like five hundred pounds of exhausted (I’m exaggerating but you get the point), I am more happy than not.
Whenever I listen to music, though the same albums again and again, I am more happy than not.
Whenever I go through the comments in my blog, though far from reaching the count worth speaking of, I am more happy than not.
Whenever I eat, though a basic necessity but especially when it’s time for dessert, I am more happy than not.
Whenever I get a tweet from someone I look up to one way or another, though rendering me a big mess of fanboy incoherence often times, I am more happy than not.
Whenever I write, though not as productive as I wish I were, I am more happy than not.
Whenever I daydream of one day walking across the streets of Paris, though a hackneyed portrait, I am more happy than not.
Whenever I’m reminded that I have a loving family (grandparents, uncles, aunts and cousins included), though my parents parted when I was eleven, I am more happy than not.
Whenever I am hit by the realization that I have this diverse bunch of wonderful people I call friends, though the half I suck at getting in touch with and the other half I have yet to meet in person (yes, don’t talk nonsense, our friendship built through the internet is legit), I am more happy than not.
Whenever I watch a film, though not as regularly as I used to and especially when I go alone, I am more happy than not.
Whenever I sing and dance in the shower, though sounding nowhere near decent, I am more happy than not.
Whenever I reflect to that one fortuitous summer day when I picked up To Kill a Mockingbird when I could’ve chosen something else, though there was no way of knowing then how it’ll change my life forever (okay that’s super cheesy, whatever), I am more happy than not.
And whenever I read, I am perpetually more happy than not. (Though, yeah, some characters are vexing.)
What makes YOU More Happy Than Not?
Here’s what makes other people More Happy Than Not:
Summer @ Xingsings
Wesaun @ Oreo And Books
Miguel @ The Quirky Reader
Randstein @ Hyperion Sturm
Michelle @ Putting My Feet In The Dirt
Joey @ Thoughts And Afterthoughts
Danni Mae @ Danni Mae
Stefani @ Caught Read Handed
Liam @ Liam’s Library
Dianne @ Oops! I Read A Book Again
Katherine @ Neon Yeti Reads
Josephine @ Josie’s Book Corner
Ashley @ Dear World…
Josh @ Been There, Read That
Alyssa @ The Devil Orders Takeout
Maren @ The Worn Bookmark
Marie @ Drizzle And Hurricane Books
Aimee @ Deadly Darlings
Faye @ Written In Blue
Lauren @ SERIESous Book Reviews
Casey @ Inspired By The Page
Chiara @ Books For A Delicate Eternity
Romi @ Where The Writer Comes To Write
Chrystal @ Snowdrop Dreams
Erika @ Erika in Bookventureland
Christina @ Fairy Skeletons
Lia @ Book Land
Raven @ Dreamy Addictions
Analee @ Book Snacks
Victoria @ Escape Into Pages
Kimsiang @ The BookRabbicorn
Joey @ Bloggin’ Books And Stuff
Rose Marie @ A Reading Writer
Erika @ Rickus Bookshelf
LJ @ All My Love, LJ
Aetheristrux @ The Amazing Life Of A Bookworm
Alexia @ Booklexia
McKenzie @ Bookish Things And Tea
Stephanie @ A Reader’s Oasis
Tasha @ The Bookie Monsters
Cassandra @ Life With Cassandra
Kate @ The Book Goddess
Ashley @ Dreaming Through Literature
Charley @ Booksandbakes1
Caz @ Travelling In My Bookcase
Shannon @ In A Wonderland They Lie
Lizzy @ Lizzyreadsbooks
Amy @ Curiouser And Curiouser
Victoria @ Addlepates And Book Nerds