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Rocketing to the Sky by ausrejurke
Rocketing to the Sky
It was a beautiful winter day: the snow was like diamonds shining in the sun and the sky was blue. Even the trees were white. A really perfect day for a walk and some pictures. But, at first, one needs to go to work. In the evening the trees weren't as white as in the morning and the lighting was different. But I still convinced myself just to go out and get at least few pictures. I still had to go to the grocery store, so why not to take camera with me? At first it was a little bit awkward to knee at the small bushes near my everyday path, because everyone was strangely looking at me. ("What is she doing here? Is everything OK?" Probably these were the thoughts.) But who cares what others think? After shopping I went straight through the snow, not following any paths, just to check, if the tree I saw in the morning really is not that nice anymore. This appeared to be true. And just before going back, I noticed this scene: a tree with moon and a plane. I raised my camera to take a picture, while to guys were passing near-by. One of them said: "What? Is there anything interesting happening?" I haven't said anything, just thought: "Oh, boys, you don't understand anything..."

Other pictures from the same day:
Frosty Bush by ausrejurke The Old Mace by ausrejurke
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This year I will be continuing my reading challenge from last year, updating only those categories, which have no entries so far. So I won't spam you, my dear watchers, too often (especially with 'Book you own but never read) :P
And I am not going to post any new reading challenges after finishing this. If you would still be interested to know, what I am reading, you can find me on GoodReads ( www.goodreads.com/ausrejurke ) or GerosKnygos ( www.gerosknygos.lt/vartotojas/… ). Sometimes I add book reviews on these sites, but so far they are all in Lithuanian. I might right English review, if I read the book in English, but I am not sure yet.

New "Lolita" by Vladimir Nabokov, first Lithuanian edition.

[] A classic romance:
[] A book published this year:
[] A book written by someone over 65:
[] A book with non-human characters:
[] A funny book:
[] A Sci-Fi novel:
[] A popular author's first book:
[] A book a friend recommended:
[] A Pulitzer-Prize winning book:
[x] A book based on a true story: "The Christmas Sweater" by Glenn Beck
[] A book at the bottom of your to-read list:
[] A book your mother loves:
[] A book based entirely on its cover:
[] A book you were supposed to read in school but didn't:
[] A book with antonyms in the title:
New [x] A book that came out in the year you were born: "Lolita" by Vladimir Nabokov
[] A book with bad reviews:
[] A book from your childhood:
[] A book set in high school:
[] A book with magic:
[] A graphic novel:
[] A book that takes place in Asia:
[] A book by an author from Africa:
[] A book about indigenous culture:
[x] A book set during Christmas: "The Christmas Sweater" by Glenn Beck
[] A book written by an author with your same initials:
[] A play:
New [x] A banned book: "Lolita" by Vladimir Nabokov
[] A book you started but never finished:
  • Mood: Daily Needs
  • Listening to: 8Tracks
  • Reading: "Home for Peculiar Children" by Ransom Riggs
  • Watching: Six Feet Under
  • Playing: Nonograms

Reading Challenge 2015


I am not going to read all of these books in one year. For me it is more like lifetime goal. I just need this to motivate myself into reading something not usual for me Nod

If the same book fits more than one category, I will write it at all of them. (No, it's not cheating in order to finish challenge faster. At least I don't consider it as this :D)

[x] A book with more than 500 pages: "The Works of Edgar Allan Poe"; "The Magus" by John Fowles
[] A classic romance:
[x] A book that became a movie: "The Works of Edgar Allan Poe"; "Allegiant" by Veronica Roth; "The Magus" by John Fowles
[] A book published this year:
[x] A book published before 1850: "The Works of Edgar Allan Poe"; "Velnių raistas" by George Sand
[x] A book with a number in the title: "52 Changes" by Leo Babauta
[x] A book written by someone under 30: "The Works of Edgar Allan Poe"; "Allegiant" by Veronica Roth
[x] A book written by someone under 25: "The Works of Edgar Allan Poe"
[] A book written by someone over 65:
[] A book with non-human characters:
[] A funny book:
[x] A book by a female author: "Šiąnakt aš miegosiu prie sienos" by Giedra Radvilavičiūtė; "The Casual Vacancy" by J. K. Rowling; "Allegiant" by Veronica Roth; "Mėlynų skritulių žmogus" by Fred Vargas; "Velnių raistas" by George Sand; "Mėnulio vaikai" by Jurga Ivanauskaitė
[x] A mystery or thriller: "Klubas nepatenkintų žmonomis" by Justas Pilyponis; "The Listerdale Mystery" by Agatha Christie; "The Works of Edgar Allan Poe"; "Mėlynų skritulių žmogus" by Fred Vargas; "The Magus" by John Fowles
[x] A young adult novel: "Allegiant" by Veronica Roth; "Paglostyk vėją" by Algimantas Zurba; "Mėnulio vaikai" by Jurga Ivanauskaitė
[] A Sci-Fi novel:
[x] A romance novel: "The Works of Edgar Allan Poe"; "Velnių raistas" by George Sand
[x] A collection of poetry: "The Works of Edgar Allan Poe"
[x] A self-improvement book: "What I Talk About When I talk About Running" by Haruki Murakami; "52 Changes" by Leo Babauta
[x] A book with a one word title: "Allegiant" by Veronica Roth
[x] A book of short stories: "Šiąnakt aš miegosiu prie sienos" by Giedra Radvilavičiūtė; "The Listerdale Mystery" by Agatha Christie; "The Works of Edgar Allan Poe"
[x] A book set in a different country: "The Listerdale Mystery" by Agatha Christie; "The Casual Vacancy" by J. K. Rowling; "The Works of Edgar Allan Poe"; "Mėlynų skritulių žmogus" by Fred Vargas; "The Magus" by John Fowles; "Velnių raistas" by George Sand
[x] A non-fiction book: "Mano nuostabioji drabužių spinta" by Claudia Piras and Bernhard Roetzel; "What I Talk About When I talk About Running" by Haruki Murakami; "52 Changes" by Leo Babauta
[] A popular author's first book:
[x] A book by an author you love that haven't read yet: "The Listerdale Mystery" by Agatha Christie; "What I Talk About When I talk About Running" by Haruki Murakami
[] A book a friend recommended:
[] A Pulitzer-Price winning book:
[] A book based on a true story:
[] A book at the bottom of your to-read list:
[] A book your mother loves:
[x] A book that scares you: "Mėnulio vaikai" by Jurga Ivanauskaitė
[x] A book more than 100 years old: "The Works of Edgar Allan Poe"; "Velnių raistas" by George Sand
[] A book based entirely on its cover:
[] A book you were supposed to read in school but didn't:
[x] A memoir: "What I Talk About When I talk About Running" by Haruki Murakami
[x] A book you can finish in a day: "Klubas nepatenkintų žmonomis" by Justas Pilyponis
[] A book with antonyms in the title:
[x] A book set somewhere you always wanted to visit: "The Listerdale Mystery" by Agatha Christie; "The Casual Vacancy" by J. K. Rowling
[] A book that came out in the year you were born:
[] A book with bad reviews:
[x] A trilogy: "Allegiant" by Veronica Roth
[] A book from your childhood:
[x] A book with a love triangle: "Klubas nepatenkintų žmonomis" by Justas Pilyponis
[x] A book set in the future: "Allegiant" by Veronica Roth
[] A book set in high school:
[x] A book with a colour in the title: "Mėlynų skritulių žmogus" by Fred Vargas
[x] A book that made you cry: "Allegiant" by Veronica Roth
[] A book with magic:
[] A graphic novel:
[x] A book by an author you've never read before: "Šiąnakt aš miegosiu prie sienos" by Giedra Radvilavičiūtė; "The Works of Edgar Allan Poe"; "The Magus" by John Fowles; "Velnių raistas" by George Sand; "52 Changes" by Leo Babauta; "Mėnulio vaikai" by Jurga Ivanauskaitė
[x] A book you own but never read: "Šiąnakt aš miegosiu prie sienos" by Giedra Radvilavičiūtė, "Klubas nepatenkintų žmonomis" by Justas Pilyponis; "The Listerdale Mystery" by Agatha Christie, "Mano nuostabioji drabužių spinta" by Claudia Piras and Bernhard Roetzel; "The Casual Vacancy" by J. K. Rowling; "What I Talk About When I talk About Running" by Haruki Murakami; "Mėlynų skritulių žmogus" by Fred Vargas; "The Magus" by John Fowles; "Velnių raistas" by George Sand; "Paglostyk vėją" by Algimantas Zurba; "Mėnulio vaikai" by Jurga Ivanauskaitė
[x] A book that takes place in your hometown: "Klubas nepatenkintų žmonomis" by Justas Pilyponis
[] A book that takes place in Asia:
[] A book by an author from Africa:
[] A book about indigenous culture:
[x] A book that was originally written in a different language: "The Listerdale Mystery" by Agatha Christie, "Mano nuostabioji drabužių spinta" by Claudia Piras and Bernhard Roetzel; "The Casual Vacancy" by J. K. Rowling; "What I Talk About When I talk About Running" by Haruki Murakami; "Mėlynų skritulių žmogus" by Fred Vargas; "The Magus" by John Fowles; "Velnių raistas" by George Sand; "52 Changes" by Leo Babauta
[] A book set during Christmas:
[] A book written by an author with your same initials:
[] A play:
[] A banned book:
[x] A book based on or turned into a TV show: "The Casual Vacancy" by J. K. Rowling
[] A book you started but never finished:

Some explanation about book titles which are in Lithuanian:
Bullet; Blue "Šiąnakt aš miegosiu prie sienos" by Giedra Radvilavičiūtė could be translated something like "Tonight I Am Sleeping at the Wall-Side of the Bed".
Bullet; Blue "Klubas nepatenkintų žmonomis" by Justas Pilyponis --> "The club for those, who are not satisfied with their wives".
Bullet; Blue "Mano nuostabioji drabužių spinta" by Claudia Piras and Bernhard Roetzel --> "My wonderful wardrobe". Original German title: "Mein wunderbarer kleiderschank".
Bullet; Blue "Mėlynų skritulių žmogus" by Fred Vargas --> "The Chalk Circle Man". Original French title: "L'homme aux cercles bleus".
Bullet; Blue "Velnių raistas" by George Sand --> original French title: "La Mare Au Diable".
Bullet; Blue "Paglostyk vėją" by Algimantas Zurba --> "Stroke the Wind".
Bullet; Blue "Mėnulio vaikai" by Jurga Ivanauskaitė --> "Children of the Moon".

Goodreads Reading Challenge


But I have also set up a more realistic reading challenge at Goodreads. Here I wish to read 10 books in 2015.
www.goodreads.com/challenges/3…
I completed the challenge! Three books ahead of schedule :)

Knygų iššūkis


And I also participate in Lithuanian initiative Knygų iššūkis (Challenge of Books). Every participant has to make a list of 12 books (+ 2 alternatives) to read in a year.
At first I participated in 2013 and read 8 books.
Last year I completed 10 books.
So I hope this year will be even better La la la la
www.100knygu.lt/issukis/dalyvi…
I am considering giving up this one. The website got new address, new look, new idea. Now it misses the things I liked and still has so many things not done in order to work properly. I feel that it tries to become Lithuanian version of GoodReads.
  • Mood: Hopeless
  • Listening to: X Factor
  • Reading: "Mėnulio vaikai" by Jurga Ivanauskaitė
  • Watching: Six Feet Under
  • Playing: Nonograms
  • Eating: Pork with pasta
  • Drinking: Black tea
Holiday Card for the Project by ausrejurke
Holiday Card for the Project
I actually did it! This card is already on the way to California! It might take up to 2 weeks for it to arrive, but I hope it won't be late for the deadline of the project. #holidaycardproject

I wanted to participate in this event last year, but somehow I ended up not doing it. But this year I just had to do this.
I used colouring card as a base. These mandala type colouring books are very popular right now (so popular that it is getting annoying to see them). I was already doing things like this 2-3 years ago just to calm myself and to rest a little bit. And this year it is going to be mandala cards year for my friends and family :D

The scanned image doesn't look very good. I tried to make the colours more like in original, but, since I already mailed it, I am not sure, if I succeeded. Still looks like the colours are a little bit off...

The hardest part was to think of the text on the other side of the card. I am always short with words. I wanted to incorporate the Lithuanian greeting for the holiday's season. We usually say "Linksmų Kalėdų ir laimingų Naujųjų Metų", which translates as "Merry Christmas and Happy New Year". But then I realised that not everyone celebrates Christmas! And at first I had no clue about greeting, which could work for everyone. But later I remembered what we say when we want to greet for both of these occasions at once. This is "Linksmų švenčių" ("Happy Holidays"). I decided to go with it in the card.
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Journal History

This year I will be continuing my reading challenge from last year, updating only those categories, which have no entries so far. So I won't spam you, my dear watchers, too often (especially with 'Book you own but never read) :P
And I am not going to post any new reading challenges after finishing this. If you would still be interested to know, what I am reading, you can find me on GoodReads ( www.goodreads.com/ausrejurke ) or GerosKnygos ( www.gerosknygos.lt/vartotojas/… ). Sometimes I add book reviews on these sites, but so far they are all in Lithuanian. I might right English review, if I read the book in English, but I am not sure yet.

New "Lolita" by Vladimir Nabokov, first Lithuanian edition.

[] A classic romance:
[] A book published this year:
[] A book written by someone over 65:
[] A book with non-human characters:
[] A funny book:
[] A Sci-Fi novel:
[] A popular author's first book:
[] A book a friend recommended:
[] A Pulitzer-Prize winning book:
[x] A book based on a true story: "The Christmas Sweater" by Glenn Beck
[] A book at the bottom of your to-read list:
[] A book your mother loves:
[] A book based entirely on its cover:
[] A book you were supposed to read in school but didn't:
[] A book with antonyms in the title:
New [x] A book that came out in the year you were born: "Lolita" by Vladimir Nabokov
[] A book with bad reviews:
[] A book from your childhood:
[] A book set in high school:
[] A book with magic:
[] A graphic novel:
[] A book that takes place in Asia:
[] A book by an author from Africa:
[] A book about indigenous culture:
[x] A book set during Christmas: "The Christmas Sweater" by Glenn Beck
[] A book written by an author with your same initials:
[] A play:
New [x] A banned book: "Lolita" by Vladimir Nabokov
[] A book you started but never finished:
  • Mood: Daily Needs
  • Listening to: 8Tracks
  • Reading: "Home for Peculiar Children" by Ransom Riggs
  • Watching: Six Feet Under
  • Playing: Nonograms

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Aciuuu! :)
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Thank you by Jompie
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Happy birthday! :D
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birthdays Featured By Owner Nov 10, 2015
:woohoo: :party: :iconcakelickplz: !!! HAPPY BIRTHDAY !!! :iconcakelickplz: :party: :woohoo:

It's November 10th which means it's that time of the year again and your special day is here! We hope you have an awesome day with lots of birthday fun, gifts, happiness and most definitely, lots of cake! Here's to another year!

Many well wishes and love from your friendly birthdays team :love:

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