Top Ten Tuesday: YouTubers I Love

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Welcome to another Top Ten Tuesday as hosted by the lovely people of The Broke & the Bookish. Today’s topic is all about our top ten favorite non-bookish related sites/blogs/etc. I was having a really hard time coming up with something because all I ever go on is social media and bookish websites, SO I decided to talk about some of the non-bookish YouTubers that I love! I follow a bunch of people, but there are certain ones that I watch more often than others.

  1. danisnotonfire – If you haven’t seen my posts that involve The Amazing Book Is Not On Fire, then this guy is one of the authors of said book, but he’s a funny, sarcastic British dude who tells it like it is with a heavy dose of sarcasm. I find him to be really funny and someone I watch to decrease my stress in a day because, let’s face it, Dan makes it really easy to laugh at him.
  2. AmazingPhil – And this guy is the other half of Dan and Phil. He’s amazingly awkward and tries so hard to make punny jokes that you just can’t help but laugh at. He’s also British and I love hearing the way he talks. Plus, he tells really funny life experience stories. And they have a gaming channel WHICH I LOVE BECAUSE SO MANY LAUGHS ARE HAD.
  3. Evan Edinger – He’s filled with so. Many. PUNS. Oh man, Evan just comes up with them on the fly and I just can’t help but smile when I hear them. He talks about living in the UK, about life things, about not so serious topics and serious things, and he even has a travel channel.
  4. BananaJamana – She’s one of the few artists I follow on YouTube simply because her art is AMAZING and cute and omg I want her to teach me all of her techniques. She’s super quiet and seems like a very sweet person, and I just want to hug her so much!
  5. Markiplier – He’s one of those famous gaming people on YouTube and he’s hilarious! And he’s also very sincere when it comes to his fans and when it comes to him thanking people for the subscribers and for understanding hard times in his life and stuff. Sure, he’s wicked funny in his gaming videos, but he’s got a great golden heart, too.
  6. 1MILLION Dance Studio – I love dancing! I don’t do it myself, but I love to dance and I love watching dancers. I believe this studio is based in Korea, and they all are amazing! They have a bunch of different choreographers and such talented dancers. I’d love to learn something by them! They do have a tutorial channel for that, too.
  7. WilldaBeast Adams – He’s one of the first choreographers I followed because, man, THEY KICK ASS. He and his crew of 4903248028409 people (seriously, that’s what it looks like sometimes) are all amazing dancers and they have awesome moves.
  8. Simon and Martina – I recently found them a couple of weeks ago, and OMG I LOVE THEM. I want to be their friend. They’re a married couple from Canada who lived in Korea for the last seven-ish years, but recently just moved to Japan, and they talk a lot about cultural things and music and fun topics. And they make them really fun and funny!
  9. WahlieTV – I found this channel through Weylie’s main channel, and I love them! They’re a couple and this is their vlogging channel, and I don’t know what it is but there’s just something about watching blogs that is very relaxing. They have great personalities and it’s hard for me to wrap my head around the fact that they’re a couple years younger than me.
  10. Thingamavlogs – Of course I couldn’t leave this list without SOMETHING Disney related! These five YouTubers make up Thingamavlogs, where they bring out new topics each week about things Disney and Disneyland. I love watching them and seeing what they have to show because I’ve never been to Disneyland, plus I learn things about the movies and stuff I otherwise wouldn’t have known. Love them!

I could make this list go on forever, but these are definitely the ones I most frequent, I’d say. These content creators are all awesome and I highly suggest you check them out.

Let’s Chat! ≧◡≦

Who are some of your favorite non-bookish YouTubers? Do you watch any of the people I listed? What kind of content are you into when you look for people to subscribe to?

Bookish Resolutions for 2016

Happy New Year! I can’t believe we’re already into 2016! Seriously. 2015 flew by.

So now’s the time where I make those promises that I don’t intend to keep. You know: resolutions. Okay, well I’m going to try my best to stick to these resolutions, but no guarantees.

But first, let’s review my last year’s resolutions and see what I actually accomplished:

  • I did NOT read at least three classics.
  • I did read three to five books per month when I was on a roll, so I’m counting this one.
  • I did accomplish my goal of reading at least 30 books, because I read 50 books total!
  • I did NOT participate in #ProjectFiveBooks or 0 by 16.
  • I did NOT revise my 2014 NaNoWriMo novel.
  • I did do occasional corresponding blog posts and videos, as well as did more discussions, tags, wrap-ups, and hauls.
  • I did NOT get a domain name.
  • I did NOT seek out any ARCs.

Alright, well, that was a lot of NOPE instead of a lot of YES. But I’m actually not sad about that at all! I did so much on my blog, plus I’ve read so many books, that I’m really happy with what I accomplished in 2015.

And now that we’re in 2016 I’m totally looking forward to some new things in my reading and blogging life. So here is what 2016 will hopefully look like for me:

Reading Life

  • Read at least 30 books – If I reach this goal, great! If not, that’s okay, too.
  • Read more adult books/books in other genres – I want to expand my horizons a bit more and try to read more out of my comfort zone.
  • Listen to more audiobooks – I really do enjoy audiobooks! I just need to find the right ones and time to listen to them.
  • ARCs – Maybe this will be the year I start asking about ARCs! We’ll see.

Blogging/Booktube

  • Make videos once a week – I’m trying to aim for every Monday, but it’ll happen at least once a week if I can manage it.
  • Comment on other blogs more – I seriously lacked in this area in 2015, but I’m going to do my best to comment more on others’ blogs this year!
  • Include more topics on writing – You guys seem to really like these posts, so I’m going to try to talk more about writing in the new year.
  • Have fun with it – I tried to keep schedules and whatnot, but it just doesn’t seem to work for me. I’m just going to have fun with my blog and youtube channel, so I’m going to post what I want, when I want. But, that being said, I am going to do my best to post at least twice weekly.

And that’s it for my resolutions for 2016! They’re a lot simpler, broader, but still attainable. I think that 2016 is going to be another great reading year, and I can’t wait to take you all along with me!

Accompanying video: 2016 Bookish Resolutions

Bookish Resolutions for 2015

Well, it’s that time of year again (or close enough to the time) when we make empty promises to make our lives better and do one amazing, incredible thing for the year to come. As much as I don’t like making resolutions, I figured I’d do some book related ones to not only share with you all, but to challenge myself to accomplish in the year to come.

I’m going to split this into two parts: one for general reading and one for my blog/vlog channel.

General Bookish Resolutions

  • I want to read at least three classics books in the upcoming year, if not more.
  • I want to read at least three to five books per month, if not more.
  • I want to accomplish my reading goal set on Goodreads for the year by the end of the year. Goal will be set to 30 books.
  • I want to attempt to get as many books off of my TBR as possible, therefore participating in the Project Five Books and the 0 by 16 challenge.
  • This is sort of bookish, but I want to revise my NaNoWriMo novel over the next several months and see about the possibility of getting it out there to the public.
    • This is related: participate in NaNoWriMo 2015.
    • This is also related: write/work on another story throughout the year.

Blog/Vlog Channel Resolutions

  • Do corresponding videos to blog topics, i.e. reviews, hauls, etc.
  • Participate in more discussions and create more discussion topics.
  • Tags are fun and should be shared, therefore… more tags!
  • Wrap-ups and TBRs will be shared as the months go by, so those are a given.
  • Hauls, of course. But only when I can afford it and when I’ve achieve the read 5, buy 1, OR if I have gift cards (from birthday or otherwise).
  • Maybe spiffy it up more and buy a domain? That’d be cool.
  • Start seeking ARCs (advanced reader copies) possibly? We’ll see how that goes.

Yup, so those are just some of the bookish related resolutions I have planned for the next year. Very broad and general, but I think that there’s still something to reach and achieve within them. I want to be faithful and stick to this and not give up on it like I thought I’d do, so yeah!

What are some of your bookish resolutions for 2015? Let me know in the comments!