50 oddly specific OH MY GOODNESS YES bookworm moments

You know those moments.. as a reader.. where you just want to SCREAM with joy.

I LIVE FOR THOSE MOMENTS. If I could marry those moments, I would in a heartbeat. 

So here, to warm your heart, I compiled 50 of those moments into a wonderful beautiful list <33

(this is a continuation from my 50 oddly specifc OH MY GOODNESS NO bookworm moments post!)

1. Recommending a book to a friend and them coming back and loving it as much as you did.

2. Finding THAT ONE character in a book/series who makes you SO incredibly happy.

3. Reading a long strain of 4-5 star books.

4. GETTING A SIGNED BOOK. It is truly amazing.

5. Finding the perfect time to read with your blanket + tea or whatever it may be.

6. The deep sigh after closing a FANTABULOUS book that left you so so satisfied.

7. 'Hey, do you have any book recommendations for me?'

8. Seeing a gorgeous cover that makes you feel at one with its beauty.

9. When you're about to drop your drink on your book, bUT YOU SAVE THE DRINK.

10. Getting to now: drink the still full drink, and read the still intact book.

11. Writing a book review and getting so hyped up about this amazing book that YOU'RE GONNA EXPLODE.

12. The moment after you reorganize your books and you're just like 'I AM AN ARTIST'

13. Reading a phenomenal quote and scrambling for your pencil or phone: I HAVE TO WRITE THIS DOWN

14. Rereading and realizing all the perfectly genius things the author has put in the book that you didn't notice before.

15. When a book has a different and intriguing formatting.. I LOVE THAT STUFF

16. Realizing how lucky you are to just.. enjoy reading.. because people who don't like reading are missing out.

17. When you've been waiting for a book to come out.. for.. forever, and the release day finally arrives.

18. Having all of the books of the series in the same size/cover type.


20. Being on the first chapter of a book and already knowing it's going to be majestic.

21. Getting a gift card to a bookstore as a gift??? YOU'RE GIVING ME THE TOOLS TO READ MORE. thank u

22. When you're reading a book and realizing that you're probably going to be adding this to your favorite book list.

23. Hating a book in the beginning and you either a) reread or b) keep reading and realize that you actually love it and asking yourself 'what is wrong w me this is amazing'

24. When covers or pages are just so... nicely detailed.

25. REALLY REALLY needing to read a book, and going to the library or bookstore and finding the VERY LAST COPY. this is a sign.

26. Finding the perfect place to fit your book on the shelf.

27. Just actually finding shelf room in general.

28. LOSING YOURSELF IN THE BOOK. Is there actually anything better than that.. the answer is no.

29. Finding a book with a beautiful cover AND a beautiful story. (why is this sadly uncommon)

30. Crying while reading, but of joy. Like, when something good happens or the author wrote SUCH A BEAUTIFUL PASSAGE.

31. Reading by candlelight. i am an old person. but i love it. 

32. Watching your growing TBR, and enjoying it, because it means that you'll never run out of things to read. 

33. Loving both ebooks and hardcopies because it gives you OPTIONS. 

34. Libraries. JUST EVERYTHING ABOUT THEM. The smell, the atmosphere. sigh.

35. Getting that PERFECT book photo that captures the book in all of its magnificent glory.
36. Learning a new lovely word from a book. DOES THIS HAPPEN TO ANYONE ELSE

37. Piling yourself up with blankets and grabbing your favorite snack.. and just.. reading.

38. Being in a room with a friend and both of you are reading different things, and you're just enjoying each other's beautiful reading blissful silence. 

39. When an author takes the time to describe a character or a setting and it's just... so beautiful, that it leaves you in shock.

40. Reading while it's raining?? Rain is so nice, and soft. ah. 

41. Rereading a book that you haven't read in years, and remembering why you loved it so much.

42. When said book is from your childhood. 

43. When a book makes you genuinely laugh, and everyone thinks you're crazy, bUT ITS OK

44. Just beautiful quotes in general.

45. Especially the poetic dialogue that feels like something straight out of a motivational Pinterest board. 

46. Finding someone who has read a book that like.. no one else has read.. and being able to talk about it with them.

47. BOOK MAIL. It's one of the many reasons why I LOVE ordering online.

48. Discovering a new author... especially a new FAVORITE author.

49. Going to the library/bookstore and coming back with a MASSIVE stack of books that you are beyond excited to read.

50. books

What are some bookworm things that make you go OH MY GOODNESS YES??WHAT DID I MISS??? Do you love beautiful quotes or funny quotes? OR BOTH? 

alsooo my birthday was thursday so I AM OFFICIALLY 14. woo ++ spring break is Friday, I AM PUMPED.

have a great week everyone!

the sunday sunshine #7

It's been a HOT minute since I've done one of these?? I'm not completely out of post ideas, I just felt like I'd spill out some ###updates since everyone is SO extremely interested in what's going on my life.

I decided I'm still going to call it the Sunday Sunshine even though my blog name changed.. because... sunshine??

without further ado.

READING IS STILL HAPPENING. This has been one of my longest reading strings in a WHILE (even though i haven't read in 3-4 days.. but I HAVE FOUND SOMETHING TO READ) and I'm so proud of myself.

#7booksaheadofschedule #23booksreadalready #gome???

IMAGINE THIS: a wild Noor browsing on tumblr,,, when she comes across,,, All for the Game. what?? who???



I BLEW through the All for the Game series in... 4 days?? A weekend. AND I AM NOT OVER IT. It's gorgeous. It's all good. AND I found another blonde boy to fall in love with. hehehehe

Tonight I'm planning on starting The Wicker King and I am so pumped because it looks AMAZING and the cover is GORG. I love gorgeous covers <33 #noshame

(also i bought 4 books and i am ready to CONSUME them all) (2 months ago 4 books would take me a month to read and now i can read them in a week.. go me... except not really because the faster i read, the more books i have to look for. the problems never end)

AND I literally hate myself for not finishing series because I have 3 series (Six of Crows, Grisha (?? what's it called) trilogy, and Red Queen) which I ditched and now I wanna pick it back up, but I DON'T REMEMBER WHAT HAPPENED.

AND I WANT TO REREAD THE RAVEN CYCLE. i officially hate myself.

UHM. MY BIRTHDAY IS IN FOUR (4) DAYS. I AM OLD. not rly i'm still like the youngest person here.

But my friends said they have something cute planned for me SO. woo.

I saw Black Panther twice (2) and IT WAS SO SO SO GOOD. I love you Shuri. AND I'm probably seeing Love, Simon next weekend and I AM SO EXCITED... I <3333 Simon Vs <333333

ALSO THE OSCARS... I wanted Get Out to win so so so bad, but the Shape of Water was also so so incredible so I am still happy that it won!!

I've been trying to watch all the Oscars nominations, but I have had NOOO time :'( Hopefully over spring break??


Music wise, I am currently iN LOVE with Willow Smith :D Her music is so pretty and smooth and calms me down when I wind down for bed :')

I am boring I have nothing else to say about my life HEH

WHAT'S GOIN ON IN YOUR LIFE?? What have you been obsessed with lately?

happy sunday!

the pros and cons of ebooks : i ditch all my previous statements and give in to the ebook love

i like ebooks.

sue me. 

I've been reading All for the Game on Kindle on my phone for the past 3 days AND I LOVE READING ON MY PHONE?? 

I've said I hated ebooks for years and years now but I've done an about-face and now... they're my besties. ALL BOOKS ARE GREAT. EBOOKS ARE GREAT.

except for audio books i still can't bring myself to enjoy those...

SO, upon coming to this newfound conclusion about reading experiences, I decided to do a #analysis into ebooks vs like... paper and ink books. 

they're quite efficient

I've actually SPED through the series I'm reading right now and I owe it all to my phone.

I don't bring books with me to school since my backpack is heavy as is and I'm actually on the border of having a serious spine issue AND I CAN'T AFFORD A SERIOUS SPINE ISSUE. But with ebooks, I always have my book right there on my phone!!! genius. 

And you can carry like 100 books at once. BECAUSE THEYRE ALL ON YOUR PHONE. genius.

they're discreet

I like to kind of keep to myself and maintain a "there but not there" status when I'm not with my friends (#ambivert) and whipping out a 600 page book and propping it on my desk during study hall isn't exactly the best way to do that.

Also if I'm trying to read in a place where I probably shouldn't be reading.. it's easy. (I'M KIDDING. i pay attention during class. for the most part. shh)

sometimes they're cheaper

I got all three All for the Game books for a total of 2 dollars when in paper back they'd be 30 dollars. THE FIRST BOOK WAS FREE. UHM. WHAT???

I'm not a person with an infinite supply of money stashed in their room that I can just whip out and spend on books, so when I can save money, I like to. 

That being said, I usually get my books from the library, but sometimes when a) I really need to read a book or b) I'd really like to own a book, I buy them. And then I buy them as ebooks, because I save at least 2-3 dollars. 2-3 dollars I could be spending on iced tea.

they don't take up space

I don't have shelving units in my room BECAUSE it is too tiny so my room is overflowing with books and I barely have any space for more. 

SO EBOOKS. Like I said, I can buy 100 ebooks and fit them all in my tiny compact phone that takes up almost no space, it's great, I love it. 

i do enjoy owning books in hardcopy

Especially for books I really enjoyed?? I'll usually get a book for a library and if it's a 5 star or a 4 1/2 star I'll usually buy it in hard copy so I can SHOW IT OFF IN ALL OF IT'S GLORY.

Books like The Shadowhunter Chronicles and Harry Potter I want to be able to show off. AND BOOKS WITH NICE COVERS. 

it's difficult to write down quotes

I'm a quote junkie, and I usually log my favorite quotes on my phone... and I read ebooks on my phone. Kindle has a built in highlighting feature, but I do like to write them down in my notes just in case, because it can be transferred from device to device.

My quotes are sacred. 

i like the feel of a book

Books just feel... nice. Flipping the pages, holding the book (except when it's 755694367 pounds) BUT EVEN THEN. BOOKS THE NEW BOOK SMELL. You can't get that with an ebook. 

Plus at night when you're trying to wind down, I don't exactly think staring at my bright screen is going to help speed that process along.

AND I don't have to charge my book. Phones die. Books don't.

there's lots of places where you aren't supposed to have electronics

Planes, classes, etc, you sometimes can't use electronics, so your ebooks become useless.

Books cause no harm, and they're not... forbidden.. anywhere. (direct me to a place where books are forbidden and i shall burn it down.)

it's easier to get distracted

When reading ebooks, I do turn my notifications off so I don't get distracted. But I always do. I always stray to Instagram or Snapchat while reading and then I get sidetracked and IT'S NOT GOOD.

Books are books, they don't have other apps. IMAGINE IF THEY DID.

EBOOKS?? yes or no??  List some more pros and cons I missed! And bonus: how do you feel about... audiobooks? :0

have a good week everyone,


fourteen bookish confessions from yours truly. (it's about to get real)

HELLO EVERYONE!! Sorry for the week hiatus :0 Last weekend was so intense for me I did not have time to churn out a post.. but here I am.. back again with some..

#BOOKISHCONFESSIONS or kind of because I didn't even realize that I do these things. Like of course I was aware, but I wasn't aware of how appalling they are.

one - i speak to myself as i read

This is one of the things that I didn't actually realize I did until my mom pointed it out to me the other day. 

You know how people will say they're screaming about a book? YEAH I'M ACTUALLY SCREAMING. i think i am insane

Common things you will hear Noor say as she reads: "Are you kidding me right now?" "I LOVE YOU SO MUCH WHAT." "Wait huh I gotta go back." "THIS DOESN'T MAKE ANY SENSE." "I need to write that down RIGHT NOW."

And most frequently: "AAAAAAAAAAAAA"

two - i mark down an unnecessary amount of quotes

During my recent reread of Cassandra Clare's the Shadowhunters Chronicles, I decided to do something new and mark down my favorite quotes on my phone.

Let's just say half of the damn series is on my phone right now.

I MARKED DOWN EVERYTHING. For City of Heavenly Fire, I had 270 quotes written down, which was about a quote per two pages. WHAT WHAT WHAT.

Granted this makes it extremely difficult to write my review because I have a JUMBLE OF QUOTES.

I could probably start like a book quote library or something.

three - i pin the strangest things on pinterest for my aesthetic boards

One of the things I have been obsessed with is making character aesthetic boards on Pinterest (if you follow me you know all about this), which results in me pinning the strangest things.

"I wonder why Noor is pinning a picture of blood coming out of fangs? Ah. For her Simon Lewis board of course."

This goes on my list of reasons why everyone thinks I'm insane.


I wrote a post two months ago about how I hated reviews but now.. OOPS?? CONFLICTING

I've been taking the time to write LEGIT REVIEWS which take like 2 1/2 hours to write but IT'S ALWAYS SO WORTH IT and it's fun.

Perhaps it's only for books I really enjoyed?? I don't see myself spending two hours on a negative review unless it was really bad.

five - sometimes i feel like just.. not blogging

Look, I said we were getting real. 

I get so scared sometimes because what if people don't like my blog? What if my posts are dumb? WHAT IF I SOUND DUMB??? it's wild up in that strange brain of mine.

And sometimes it gets a lot so I just want to give up.

BUT I WOULDN't. because i love all my friends and everyone so much and it's fun so I'M HERE TO STAY.

you can't get rid of me that easily muahahaha

six - i am a perfectionist.. with everything

EVERYTHING HAS TO BE PERFECT. ALWAYS. the pictures the review the spelling EVERYTHING. I drive myself insane sometimes.

not sometimes. always. Everything is overthought and I'm sitting here across the table from myself lecturing myself while also crying because I am yelling at me. That sentence made so much sense.

the only thing i'm not perfect with is capitalization. 

seven - goodreads scares the hell outta me

I LOVE GOODREADS. I do, it's a lot of fun, and I've been getting better with it and making new friends but I STILL DON'T GET IT ENTIRELY.

for one: How do you reply to your DAMN COMMENTS?????? It drives me crazy that I can't figure it out. 

BUT I still love my crazed reading updates that either sound like: "oh my goodness i love ___" or "BKFBNDBHKDS I'M CRYING" or "what is going on"

I'm constantly confused.


eight - commenting takes so much energy.. even tho i love doing it

I do love interacting, it's so fun to read other blogs and see other opinions but it drains me to infinity. I WANT to post a lengthy comment full of insight and deep Dumbledore-like wisdom but USUALLY I do not have it in me.

I apologize to you all for my extremely vague comments. All your posts are great. I just suck at saying it :')

nine - i have a big problem and the problem is called rereading

It's not just rereading a few months later. I REREAD AFTER I FINISH THE BOOK. I have severe attachment issues when it comes to books and tv shows and if I really love the thing I just keep watching/reading it until I literally get sick of it.


It's taking everything in me not to do that with the Shadowhunter books. help me.

ten - i skim read a lot more than i should

I KNOW ITS BAD. But I usually skip over sections that don't interest me. Ex: when couples that I don't ship make out, long and detailed descriptions of the country side, sappy pages.

So basically lots of the romantic stuff. But I TRY to read as much as I can bear, but sometimes I can't take it, I just don't want to read that section.

eleven - i don't think i will ever be able to read nonfiction

Reading non fiction feels like reading a textbook, therefore, I will always find it boring. I can read like articles and stuff, but not full length books on science and stuff. Not my thing.

I don't particularly enjoy biographies and things either, again, it all feels kind of boring. Characters > real people.

twelve - i always have to finish books

I NEVER DNF?? I always have to finish a book even if I hate it because I feel like maybe JUST MAYBE it'll have a redeeming quality.

Sadly. It almost never does. 

But I just don't DNF, it goes against my code, I feel like I have to finish in order to be able to have a say on the book as a whole.

me: *sitting in pain reading a bad book* i HAVE TO FINISH I HAVE TO FINISH

thirteen - i don't like to read blurbs

I AM SUCH A COVER JUDGER. Basically I need to know what the cover looks like, the genre, and maybe the general gist?? I don't like blurbs because they give away the initial twist, which makes me sad, because I like that tiny element of surprise that you see coming but you still like to be surprised.

I also find it tedious and unnecessary because basically pretty cover = LET ME READ YOU.

fourteen - i'm terrible at keeping up with book trends

I still haven't read half of the popular books of our time, and I don't know if at this point I'll be able to get to all of them. THIS GOES HAND IN HAND WITH MY DAMN REREADING HABIT. I get so behindddd.

I didn't read ANYTHING for 1 month after I finished Wolves of Mercy Falls because I was THAT upset.

I wasn't lying when I said I have issues. They are concerning.

What are your big book confessions? DELVE INTO YOUR MIND. Do you share any of my extremely strange probably unhealthy habits????

Also there is so much snow outside right now IT'S CRAZY.

peace out y'all,