Hope is Stronger Than Fear

ALL THINGS CATCHING FIRE

okay so let’s set the scene.

tick tock

November 2013.

my fb status:

NOVEMBER 2013

1st NOVEMBER 2013

BUT SERIOUSLY.

i have waited so long for the Catching Fire movie

tick tock

lol nah about a year and a half.and then

then i saw

Catching Fire advert!!!

Catching Fire advert!!!

not gonna lie i actually gasped on the street.

and then…

Catching Fire London World Premiere: Monday 11TH November 2013

unfortunately i tried to queue up but it was a monday and that’s my busiest day at uni and i wasnt gonna skip uni for a 1% chance of seeing josh and jen but after uni i went to Leicester Square to check it out and i waited in the cold and it was okay. it was quite a boring premiere tbh. sad times. the best part was seeing josh and jen and the toher cast ont he screen and also when i came home i checked out all the interviews and photos.

OH MY GLOB

OH MY GLOB

i saw them putting up the giant mockingjay

BEFORE:

wow wow and wow

wow wow and wow

AFTER

OMG A GIANT MOCKINGJAY IN LEICESTER SQUARE

OMG A GIANT MOCKINGJAY IN LEICESTER SQUARE

um it’s on fire. kind of. how amazing.

so anyways yes this is my fave pic ever

actual perfection. jennifer lawrence attacking josh hutcherson at the cf premiere

Josh commented on this moment and said Jen is insane and needs medication lol maybe…but she is awesome. i love joshifer/their friendship

also.

why yes sam claflin i would thank you

this wonderful person SAM CLAFLIN plays Finnick Odair and  i just…he is really lovely. oh and his wife Laura Haddock they are adorbs.

don’t we all jen.

um so yeah then it was literally 2 weeks of premieres and cf interviews and madness and i was like WHAT IS AIR OH MY GLOB I CAN’T BREATHE THIS IS TO MUCH SO SOON I AM NOT READY I NEED TO SEE IT BUT THEN WHAT OMG CINNA AND MAGS AND PEETA AND JUST WHAT OMG I CAN’T DEAL. SOON.

yeah basically. my family and friends had to put up with this.

then there was other stuff like

sesame street release Catching Fur where peeta is an actual pita it is perfect

tick tock

so like here are all the trailers for Catching Fire:

Trailer 1

Trailer 2

We Remain TV Spot

and there are so many more seriously

here are some ACTUAL CLIPS FROM THE MOVIE

District 11

Gale and Katniss

Finnick and Johanna

so i started re-reading Catching Fire in preparation of the movie and luckily i finshed it ON THE DAY.

i forgot how amazing the book is and how good the writing and story is and just thank you suzanne collins

so on the morning of Thursday 21st November

tick tock

up up up it’s a BIG day!

i wore

OOTD- rocking my mockingjay pins

OOTD- rocking my mockingjay pins- oops it’s upside down

i just kept on saying tick tock the whole of November

so i went to uni and then i ate lunch and went to Waterloo AND OMG I FOUND THE US WEEKLY CATCHING FIRE MAGAZINE AND I BOUGHT IT AND THEN I MET MY MUM AND WE WENT TO BFI IMAX TO WATCH CATCHING FIRE

as soon as i saw the LIONSGATE sign i was like

IT’S STARTING

AND THEN I WATCHED THE MOVIE. I SAT THERE FOR THE WHOLE THING EVEN AFTER THE CREDITS (they play Atlas by Coldplay and Silhouttes by Of Monsters and Men)

so now for the actual review are you ready?

Catching Fire Film Review:

Director: Francis Lawrence

Screenwriter: Nina Jacobson

THE AUTHOR SUZANNE COLLINS had a huge role in contributing the the screenplay etc

Recurring Cast:

Jennifer Lawrence- Katniss Everdeen

Josh Hutcherson- Peeta Mellark

Woody Harrelson- Haymitch Abernathy

Liam Hemsworth- Gale Hawthorne

Donald Sutherland-Preisdent Snow

Elizabeth Banks- Effie Trinket

Lenny Kavitz-Cinna

Willow Shields- Primrose Everdeen

Stanley Tucci- Ceasar Flickerman

New Cast:

Sam Claflin- Finnick Odair

Jena Malone- Johanna Mason

Stef Dawson- Annie Cresta

Lynn Cohen-Mags

Amanda Plummer-Wiress

Jeffrey Wright- Beetee

Alan Ritchson-Gloss

Stephanie Leigh Schlund-Cashmere

Bruno Gunn-Brutus

Meta Golding-Enobria

Philip Seymour Hoffman- Plutarch Heavensbee

Running Time: 2hrs 26mins

best to see it in IMAX (the arena scenes were filmed in imax)

Before: ‘yeah i’m probs only gonna cry 3 times…the jabberjay scene for sure and cinna and mags’ HAHAHAHAHAHA I CRIED FROM DISTRICT 11 AND I DIDN’T REALLY STOP…majority of the movie i spent crying…

Plot: read the books

Katniss and Peeta ‘won’ the 74th Hunger Games- more like survived. just about.  both are suffering from PTSD

is Katniss in love with peeta? or was it was all for the games? WELL SHE DOESN’T REALLY KNOW BUT PRESIDENT SNOW ISN’T CONVINCED.

the berries at the end…seen as an act of defiance. the people of panem see it as a SPARK…katniss is the SPARK- preisdient snow is afraid of future uprisings- katniss has become the spark- mockingjay- symbol of rebellion- act of defiance against the capitol

Victory Tour- go to all the districts and give a speech about the fallen tributes in the 74th hunger games- HOW WONDERFUL SAYING I SURVIVED AND YOUR CHILDREN DIDN’T. things go down.

Quarter Quell: every 25years there is a SPECIAL hunger games to show everyone that we’re all just pieces in the Capitol’s sick twsited game. this quarter quell: male and female from existing pool of victors from each distric- DO YOU KNOW WHAT THAT MEANS? IT MEANS ‘I AM GOING BACK INTO THE ARENA’

so like haymitch gets chosen and peeta is all like i volunteer obvs and so haymitch says they have to make allies in the arena coz these are all TRAINED KILLERS coz they all won thg once.

so katniss wants Beetee and Wiress and Mags and peeta is all like are you kidding me and it is perfect.

and Finnick Odair being all like WHAT ARE YOUR SECRETS and johanna mason being all badass with her axe AND WHEN SHE SAYS UNZIP ME IT WAS FLAWLESS I DIED.

CINNA’S COSTUMES ARE ACTUALLY THE BEST THING EVER SO BEAUTIFUL. KATNISS IS SO HOT DEFO THE GIRL ON FIRE.  I MEAN THE TRIBUTE PARADE WHEN KATNISS AND PEETA WERE ON FIRE URGH SO HOT LOL AND THEN…her wedding dress…AND THE ‘CINNA HAS TURNED ME INTO A MOCKINGJAY’ it’s so beautiful but then i know the consequences of his actions.

EVERLARK LOOK AT THEM

URGH SO PERF

urgh and the interviews JOHANNA MASON SWEARING…BRILLIANT AND KATNISS TURNING INTO THE MOCKINGJAY AND PEETA’S SURPRISE HAHA PERFECT.

AND THEN LEADING UP TO THE ARENA AS IN SAYING BYE TO EFFIE AND HAYMITCH AND ‘WE’RE A TEAM’ and stay alive and

the capitol/president snow

i was crying like 90% of the time.

when katniss says bye to cinna and omg how she has changed since the first film because she knows she won’t be coming out alive (or will she?) AND THEN CINNA. OMG I JUST IT HAPPENS SO QUICKLY AND HORRIFICALLY.

and then bam

the arena- tick tock the *SPOILER ALERT* the arena is a clock

poisonous fog, blood rain, monkeys, jabberjays- BRILLIANT

the jabbery jay scene tho…

katniss it’s not real

MAGS..BEAUTIFUL SWEET MAGS…

SHE WAS HALF HIS FAMILY

everlark though EVERYTHING ABOUT PEETA MELLARK S PERFECT

NO ONE NEEDS ME

KATNISS LOVES PEETA AASDFGHJKL;’ AND IT IS REAL

and i just the end…

‘I’LL SEE YOU AT MIDNIGHT’ and i was like no you won’t. and then i could feel my heart actually break in two.

everlark feels

THEY ALL MADE AN ALLIANCE TO KEEP KATNISS ALIVE AND PEETA SAFE BUT…

katniss and beetee and finnick got saved by the Resistance and are being taken to DISTRICT 13

while Peeta, Johanna and Enobria get picked up by the Capitol

because Katniss destroys the forcefield

so when Katniss wakes up she’s like WTF WHERE IS PEETA and they’re like THE CAPITOL TOOK HIM and she’s like NO…NOT PEETA.

plutarch tells her ‘while you live, the revolution lives’ Katniss- YOU ARE THE MOCKINGJAY- THE SYMBOL OF REBELLION.

and then she is sedated coz she is in hysterics over peeta

and when she wakes up again GALE is all like

katniss, there is no district 12

and THAT IS THE MOVIE. omg what happens next???

um

it’s a trilogy. read the damn books

and then i was sat there in awe at the sheer perfection of the movie

THANK YOU FRANCIS LAWRENCE

my fb status after i watched CF

my fb status after i watched CF

and then i went to see it again with my friends on Friday 22nd November 2013:

OOTD Catching Fire woop

OOTD Catching Fire woop

QUOTES FROM THE BOOK THAT WERE IN THE MOVIE:

“You know, you could live a thousand lifetimes and not deserve him.”-Haymitch

“So it’s you and a syringe against the Capitol? See, this is why no one lets you make the plans.” -Haymitch

“It must be very fragile, if a handful of berries can bring it down.” -Katniss

Want a sugar cube? They’re supposed to be for the horses, but who cares? They’ve got years to eat sugar, whereas you and I…well, if we see something sweet we better grab it quick.” -Finnick

“Remember, girl on fire, I’m still betting on you.” -Cinna

No one really needs me.” -Peeta
“I do, I need you.” -Katniss

TICK TOCK -Wiress

Convince Me- President Snow

when katniss and peeta talk about their fave colours OMG THE CUTENESS.

and many more

it’s basically the book

since i finished re-reading it on the thursday it was fresh in my mind and i was already emotionally fragile coz EXCITEMENT BUT ALSO CATCHING FIRE FEELS and then seeing it come to life blew me away. beautiful.

excellent

the costumes (Effie’s outfits were incredible…my favourite is the butterfly dress which is Alexander McQueen but i also really love this outfit:

Effie Trinket

the detail, the nuisances,

the added scenes  with Snow and his granddaughter- THIS WAS AMAZING. because it showed how Snow has a life and the reality of the situation and how even snow’s granddaughter wants to look/be like katniss. mwahaha nice touch

and Snow and Plutarch Heavensbee- oh their convos were brilliant.

and the dialogue.

better than THG movie.

Fave scenes:

Elevator Scene where you first meet Johanna Mason

perfection 😉

District 11 victory tour- RUE’S FAMILY OMG I CRIED SO MUCH.

Training- Peeta’s painting of rue and katniss hanging seneca crane dummy (with beard AND she bowed again)

EVERLARK- train scene when katniss says stay and peeta whispers ALWAYS/pearl scene/beach scene/all the kisses EVERYTHING ABOUT KATNISS AND PEETA.

beach scene kjhfkjdghdkfjhgs

jabberjay scene was so powerful- jen screaming and sam’s face and peeta screaming it’s not real and just wow the acting.

Philip Seymour Hoffman as plutarch heavensbee just his casualness and subtlety blew me away

effie and haymitch- WE’RE A TEAM

the interviews- Johanna swearing, finnick’s poem to annie, katniss turning into the mockingjay and peeta’s bombshell (and his smile after like he knew exactly what he was doing!)

EVERYTHING ABOUT THE MOVIE IS PERFECT AND FLAWLESS AND BRILLIANT AND FULL OF ACTION AND GOOD ACTING AND WONDERFUL WARDROBE AND A FABULOUS CAST AND JUST THE DIRECTING THANK YOU FRANCIS LAWRENCE I SALUTE YOU AND APPLAUD YOU.

and the Oscar for best actress goes to: JENNIFER LAWRENCE

best supporting actress: jena malone for her performance as johanna mason – i cannot get over how amazing jena malone is as johnna mason like wow the elevator scene and the interview and the arena and everything. urgh just PERFECT CASTING.

best actor: josh hutcherson

best supporting actor: philip seymour hoffman

best director: francis lawrence

but alas catching fire won’t make it on the oscar list because it’s a YA book to movie and all these award thingies are snobby and picky and just because teenagers love thg franchise they won’t see how amazing it really is. although catching fire is blowing up the box office records so yay and i’m sure it’ll be one of the highest grossing movies of 2013 so YAY.

i’m just happy more people know about thg and want to read it because it’s a good story about how one girl inadvertently starts a rebellion and becomes the symbol of the rebellion. nope she didn’t ask for this but she has to be the leader now and it’s a lot to take on. plus she has t deal with her feelings for gale (a boy she’s known all her life) and peeta ( a boy she’s shared so much with and who understands what she’s going through having been in the arena with her). on top of that the amount she has lost..the people she has grown to love and constant worrying about her mother and prim. and she has a rebellion to incite. katniss everdeen is amazing. no she isn’t likeable at first but you grow to appreciate and admire her courage and bravery and yes it is okay to cry and her love for her family motivates her and she has something to fight for and she believes in doing what is right and she hates the system but she knows she has to play the game and just wow.

i just really love this trilogy okay.

and don’t get me started on peeta mellark. i hear people are saying he’s weak and is the damsel in distress and katniss is the ‘strong female character’ while peeta is ‘feminine’ and i’m like damn role reversals? no. we have been conditioned to see strong a synonymous with being male and any sign of weakness is seen as feminine.

peeta is not weak. he choose to use words rather than violence.

she’s a baker and a painter. he has a pure heart and soul. he is genuine.

also let’s not forget he is alone. his family don’t love him, his mum abused him and he even says ‘no one needs me’

does that make him weak? he will defend himself but most of all he will fight so katniss lives. because his love is pure..because his love is real.

urgh and then the capitol just destroys everything and ruins everything BUT they survive. as in they get through it. because they are DETERMINED to get through it. together. i just have a lot of everlark feels.

i think it might be the best film of the ‘franchise’ since mockingjay is split in parts. but we’ll have to wait till next november.

Mockingjay Part 1: November 21st 2014

Mockingjay Part 2 November 20th 2015

my fave songs from the soundtrack are:

Lights- Phantogram

Who We Are- Imagine Dragons

Mirror- Ellie Goulding

Silhouettes- Of Monsters and Men

We Remain- Christina Aguilera

Gale Song- The Lumineers

Atlas- Coldplay

Shooting Arrows at the Sky- Santigold

NOW IF YOU HAVEN’T READ THE BOOKS PLEASE GO READ THEM AND PLEASE GO WATCH THE MOVIE!!!

p.s

The Odds Are Never In Our Favour

pp.s this is brilliant: check out her other stuff

haha

that’s all folks.

hope you’ve enjoyed this post.

anyways i am not over catching fire. STILL EMOTIONALLY UNSTABLE.i wanna see it again.

also i realised the song Last Kiss by Taylor Swift reminds me of everlark especially when katniss kisses peeta in the arena when she’s like i’ll see you at midnight’

por ejemplo: ‘never thought we’d have a last kiss, never imagine we’d end like this, your name forever the name on my lips’

‘i feel you forget me like i used to feel you breathe’

‘i never planned on you changing your mind’

and if it doesn’t remind you of everlark and mockingjay then go away

ah i’ll just be off crying/sobbing in a corner/on the floor

till the next time

toodles

i almost forgot

now we wait

less than a year woop

less than a year woop

 

xoxo

PEACE. LOVE. BOOKS. =D

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Summer Reviews

Hello Internet

Let’s get to it…time for a long review post.

Books:

yay

The Kill Order by James Dashner (prequel to The Maze Runner Series)

this book. was so disappointing. if you have read The Maze Runner trilogy DON’T BOTHER READING THIS BOOK. it was so boring and okay only towards the end did it get a bit interesting but i had to like…STICK WITH THE BOOK otherwise i wouldn’t have finished it.

prequel

Bitterblue by Kristin Cashore (final book in the Graceling trilogy)

bamf

ah but this book. wow. it came out in 2012 but i have been savouring it. and i finally read it. and boy i did not want to put it down. it’s one of those books where you just can’t stop thinking about it. not only is it full of richly developed characters but also the THEMES AND ISSUES wow. Cashore managed to deal with many issues IN A FANTASY NOVEL and this book proves how FICTION TELLS THE TRUTH BETTER THAN SOME NON-FICTION. it’s scary and disturbing, but it’s so beautifully written and you just want to keep reading. the questions that keep arising and once you get the answers YOU NEVER EXPECTED but you understand.

so happy to see Katsa and Po, i love Giddon and Death and the kitty Lovejoy and Bitterblue thrown into a situation not sure how she is meant to rule a kingdom SHE KNOWS NOTHING ABOUT. Saf with his purple eyes and teddy…ah this book is so BRILLIANT. please go read this series.

so essential the story deals with Bitterblue ruling after her father Leck..and the kingdom coping…and dealing with grief and lots of other emotions and just a lot goes on in this book. NOT FOR YOUNGER READERS

The Diviners by Libba Bray

what a creepy book

this book haunted me. in that i read it at night and i had nightmares so i could only read it in the day. OMG IT IS SO SCARY BUT LIKE SO GOD SO YOU JUST WANT TO READ IT AND FIND OUT WHAT HAPPENS. ah set in the 1920s so like what a wonderful setting and New York and just WHAT A BOOK. brilliant characters and what a story and PLOT TWISTS and just wow.

i love Memphis.

Evie is slightly annoying but then i kind of like her too. Jericho I KNEW THERE WAS SOMETHING STRANGE ABOUT HIM…

urgh i really did not like sam at all. so dodgy.

THIS BOOK IS FULL OF WITCHCRAFT AND SORCERY AND VOODOO AND CRAZY CRAY CRAY THINGS SO YOU HAVE BEEN WARNED. may cause nightmares. NOT FOR YOUNGER READERS.

yeah so it’s about evie moving to New York and working with her uncle and how there are diviners…people with special powers like healing or other stuff…just read it! Libba Bray is one of my fave authors.

it’s the first in a trilogy so looking forward to the sequel. =)

THIS BOOK IS THE CAT’S PYJAMAS.

this quote struck me:

“Often, the monsters we create in our imagination are not nearly as frightening as the monstrous acts perpetuated by ordinary human beings in the aim of one cause or another.” Libba Bray
for example…the things people do for love or religion or their beliefs. they cannot be persuaded otherwise and i am all for respecting beliefs and stuff but like WHO MADE YOU GOD AND TOLD YOU TO KILL EVERYONE?

 Lola and the Boy Next Door by Stephenie Perkins

this book: 3/4 ARGH and 1/4 SQUEEE

this book frustrated me. Lola is so annoying and just WHY WOULD YOU BE IN A RELATIONSHIP WITH SOMEONE IF YOU WEREN’T OVER SOMEONE ELSE. urgh. some people. i had to remind myself she is younger than me (i feel so old reading YA now…) but still. urgh so stupid.

of course Cricket is lovely and adorable and nerdy and perfect and funny and EVERYTHING KTGHJDFLKNSVDML/JGLKDFD

but yeah most of the book i was annoyed at lola and just TWO TIMING LEADING PEOPLE ON AND LYING TO YOURSELF STOP IT. but eventually she grew up and admitted the truth. thankfully.

so yeah the final quarter of the book i as like wejgfjdgbdfjkx aahhh why am i such a hopeless romantic?

Girl Next Door by Emblem3 is the perfect song for this book. describing Cricket’s feelings lol.

something ’bout the girl next door…something that i can’t ignore…

we act like we’re just friends though…

‘i’ve seen you with no make up….so glad that you’re my neighbour…and i can’t get you out of my mind…’

DEFINITELY CRICKET’S FEELINGS TOWARDS LOLA

yeah so if you liked Anna and the French Kiss read this but it’s not as good as that book. but still cute.

Days of Blood and Starlight by Laini Taylor (sequel to Daughter of Smoke and Bone)

AWESOME SEQUEL

OH WHAT A SEQUEL OH HOW I LOVE THIS BOOK OMG SO EXCITED FOR THE LAST BOOK EP.

zuzannah is still my fave

i really miss brimstone though

karou is so badass and just wow her strength but also it’s okay to break down but OMG THE WHITE WOLF AND PLOT TWISTS AND ZIRI and just what even.

so much going on. war between chimera and seraphim.

akiva and karou…karou is all like ‘ WE ARE NEVER EVER GETTING BACK TOGETHER…LIKE EVER’ and akiva is like ‘i’m sorry but i love you and i will always love you but i respect your wishes’

basically they have kind of forgiven each other and helping each other out but like KAROU STILL LOVES HIM. don’t deny it karou.

if you love fantasy read this (read the first book obviously). a really good sequel. i devoured it tbh.

“Your heart is not wrong. Your heart is your strength. You don’t have to be ashamed.” Laini Taylor

Code Name Verity by Elizabeth Weiner

overrated tbh

meh. so dissapointed by this book. haven’t read any good historical fiction in a long time so was looking forward to this. but it was so…boring. i was barely interested in the story.

but then

PLOT TWISTS MUCH

so yeah it’s okay. i’m not gonna be like EVERYONE GO READ THIS BOOK. if you want to read it but i really didn’t enjoy it. =(

also i like maddie more than verity

Heroes of Olympus: by Rick Riordan (follow up to Percy Jackson Series)

i hate the UK covers

The Lost Hero

PERCY IS MISSING OMG

who is jason?

so confused NOT REALLY

CAMP HALF BLOOD- GREEKS

CAMP JUMPITER- ROMANS

Son of Neptune

I will trample you to death, silly Chinese Canadian baby man’.

ELLA AND TYSON

Mark of Athena

my fave things about this series: banter between the 7 demigods, different narrators, humour, LEO VALDEZ IS HILARIOUS, percabeth

okay so if you have read the Percy Jackson series then PLEASE GO AND READ THE HEROES OF OLYMPUS because it is a continuation…the Prophecy of Seven..introducing ROMAN DEMIGODS WOAH THERE. and bringing back old characters like NICO YAY.

these books are funnier than percy jackson and just idk more fat and juicy and full of action and adventure and emotional moments and just Rick Riordan i salute you. also i want to slap you COZ THANK YOU FOR THAT SENDING PERCABETH TO FRICKIN TARTARUS.

omg i need HOUSE OF HADES NOW (it’s out in October so yays)

No Sex in the City by Randa Abdel-Fattah

really funny

i have read her other books for younger readers and so i thought ooh a new book oohh about marriage should be good. did not dissapoint. this book is really funny but also a good read. like good characters and just what a story and such interesting characters. i really enjoyed it.

it’s an adult novel because the characters are in their 20s. anyways so these friends are looking for love well Esma is looking to get married one day and seeing possible suitors via matchmakers and even *gasp* online dating. awkws.

but it’s also about her friends and their lives and their work. i really love the kids esma works with at the refugee centre and the issue about her work was really…difficult to read.

also the burden of keeping secrets and lying to people you love…this book basically tells you about the importance of trust and honesty IN ANY RELATIONSHIP.

but this book was also really cute WHAT A PERFECT ENDING OMG SO ADORBS.

The Coldest Girl in Coldtown by Holly Black

a really good book

this is a really good book. yes it is about vampires but so what? IT IS HOLLY BLACK. MEANING SHE IS A BRILLIANT STORYTELLER. the characters are well developed, the story is good and full of plot twists and humour.

i like tana because she’s a realistic character. she does break down and cry but she also picks herself up, saves her friends and takes care of the people she loves. but above all, she takes care of herself and is such a badass. the things she’s done…woah.

Gavriel..now i dd NOT SEE THAT COMING. but what a nice surprise. so funny.

Aiden is such a jerk but it’s funny how he sticks around and really he means well.

i love Pearl and Pauline and Valentina. =)

Jameson is really cool.

i don’t know if this is a stand alone novel or a trilogy but THE ENDING WAS PERFECT.

so yeah it’s about vampires and coldtown is where the infected/vampires go to live full of lavish parties or just full of desperate people trying to be turned. it’s quite a place but the story if good it’s not an annoying vampire novel.

it talks about what it means to be human, what is vampirism…and it’s about love and friendship and morals. i really enjoyed it so i hope you do too!

Currently reading: Every Day by David Levithan

more reviews to come: More Than This by Patrick Ness, House of Hades by Rick Riordan, Allegiant by Veronica Roth, Fangirl by Rainbow Rowell and more

Movies:

nom nom nom

The Internship

this film was SO FUNNY like i knew it’d be funny but it was SURPRISINGLY GOOD and just aww and i really enjoyed it. tbh i only wanted to see it coz of DYLAN O’BRIEN but it ended up being a good movie too! =D

if you love the internet WATCH THIS MOVIE!

but it’s weird coz my dad is actually like a techno-geek like he knows all about the latest gadgets etc and he knows more about the internet than i do lol

HAHAHAHAHA

Monsters University

THIS MOVIE OMG SO EMOTIONAL LIKE I WATCHED IN ON THE PLANE AND JUST MY FEELS

i legit teared up coz

OMG MIKE WAZOWSKI GAVE ME SO MANY FEELS GHFKJSDLKS

like

awwww baby mike kghjdflsks

his motivation and optimism is admirable. seriously. he WANTS TO BE A SCARER SO HE GOES TO UNI AND MAKING FRIENDS IS HARD BUT HE WORKS HARD AND SUCCEEDS ACCEPT THINGS DON’T GO WELL AND JUST OMG.

but like when he felt lonely and stuff i could totes relate.

mike wazowski has inspired me to do well at university.

thanks Disney Pixar

seriously WATCH THIS MOVIE.

The Bling Ring

omg don’t even bother with this movie. i watched it on the plane and wow it was just stealing, drugs, sex and alcohol. that was it. fun times. the only interesting this is BASED ON A TRUE STORY like some teens legit used to break into celeb homes and steal their things but HELLOOOO CCTV ARE YOU DUMB?

also it was cool seeing into celebs homes like WOAH NICE CLOTHES AND JEWELLERY AND SHOES AND BAGS AND sadly i aint rich so no walk in closet for me.

but this movie is a waste of time unless you REALLY want to see it go ahead and enjoy.

The Mortal Instruments: City of Bones

you know what. i liked this movie. i enjoyed it. YES.

it IS different from the book. but i still laughed and enjoyed it and was like noooo omg don’t do that whyyyugkrshjfd

Simon was hilarious. tbh in the first book i hated him coz CLACE but in the movie he is more likeable.

and jace…well JAMIE IS JACE i approve.

there were some weird wtf are you doing moments but overall a good performance from the actors.

the action was pretty good like WOAH THERE SHADOWHUNTERS AND WEREWOLVES AND VAMPIRES AND DOWNWORLDERS

and magnus bane hello there 😉

the cast is really hot and i enjoyed the movie. UNFORTUNATELY THOUGH CITY OF ASHES MIGHT NOT BE A MOVIE. THEY’VE PUSHED IT TO 2015 so no filming and just sad news really.

READ IT BEFORE YOU SEE IT. or after. but it’s a funny series and FULL OF FEELS and i liked the movie. =)

Wolverine

it was okay. not like OMG THIS IS AMAZING. i liked the plot twists and the ninja/samurai fighting so cool and what skill fighting with a sword woah. also definitely looking forward to X Men: Days of Future Past

Stuck in Love

this movie was so cute and quite a good movie actually. the director Josh Boone is directing the TFIOS movie so yeah. also i wanted to see if Natt Wolf is a good actor coz he’s playing Isaac in TFIOS.

ALSO LOGAN LERMAN ASDFGHJKL;

Sam (Lily Collins) and Lou (Logan Lerman) totes adorbs

so the movie is about love and writing coz the dad is an author and both kids wanna write. and it’s about discovering love and falling in love etc.

Hercules

my friend had a Disney Day so we watched Hercules and they were gonna watch Mulan but i had to go. but hades tho

my fave Hercules song is I Won’t Say I’m In Love

lol

Anastasia

this is legit one of my fave movies ever and i was watching at my friend’s house and one of her friend’s was commenting on th emovie AND I WAS LIKE

in my head of course but i was giving her dirty looks coz SHE CANNOT SAY ANYTHING ABOUT ANASTASIA

I LOVE THAT MOVIE SO MUCH THE SONGS AND JUST EGHKFSLDJK

ASDFGHJKL;’ ADORBS OTP OMG FAVE SO CUTE THE WAY HE LOOKS AT HER KTJHGDFKD

Movie News:

The Book Thief Trailer

IT SAYS NOVEMBER COZ IT’S OUT IN AMERICA THEN BUT IT’S ONLY OUT IN THE UK AT THE END OF JANUARY

I THINK THE TRAILER IS AWESOME APART FROM THE VOICE OVER AND I LOVE THIS POSTER. i hope they capture the essence of this story.

click here for news on The Book Thief

The Fault in Our Stars

BUT LIKE JOHN GREEN ON THE SET OF TFIOS

AND LIKE TWEETING ABOUT IT

RUDE

AND THE PAIN

AND THE SET PHOTOS

nope ekrjhgajkdhflnsd

IT’S JUST TOO MUCH

NOT OKAY AT ALL

John Green (author, Ansel Elgort (Augustus Waters), Natt Wolf (Isaac) and Shailene Woodley (Hazel Grace)

THE FAULT IN OUR STARS RELEASE DATE: JUNE 6TH 2014 (idk if this is international or just US tho)

Watch the Frozen Trailer

THE NEW DISNEY MOVIE LOOKS SO CUTE! i love the snowman.

Catching Fire

idk there’s so much going on with posters and whatnot I JUST WANT TO GO TO THE LONDON PREMIERE ON NOVEMBER 11TH

BUT I BOUGHT MY CATCHING FIRE TICKETS

YOU CAN GET THEM HERE 

ALSO HERE’S A BTS FOOTAGE OF CF

AND JUST I AM SO EXCITED FOR PRESS RELEASE AND JUST INTERVIEWS

YOU CAN READ THE EW ARTICLE HERE

PEETA BREAD ASDFGHJKL;

MAGS AND FINNICK OMG MY KUGDFJGKAJDSCNJG,FDM

for more CF news check out this website

Divergent

damn

The Giver

Taylor Swift has been cast as Rosemary in The Giver AND EVERYONE IS LIKE OMG HOW ANNOYING. shut up haters gonna hate she is gonna be awesome.

but they’re filming in Cape Town, South Africa

the movie is set to release August 2014

i have to say the guy (Brenton Thwaites)  playing Jonas is actually kinda 😉

click here for more info

The Maze Runner movie has been pushed back to September 2014 instead of Feb but it’s okay coz they need time to perfect the movie etc so we can wait a little bit longer.

ANYWAYS READ THE BOOKS BEFORE YOU SEE THE FILMS

TV:

you tell them nick

Teen Wolf Season 3

feels feels and more feels.

ISAAC!!!!

STILES WILL ALWAYS BE MY FAVE.

the stydia kiss…killed me it was so perfect.

and DEREK AND PAIGE OH MY FEELS

it’s not just a hot cast okay. it’s funny and just yeah addictive. i’ll admit jennifer freaked me out what is that face and the back stories were good.

the ending was meh though.

I DO NOT LIKE ISAAC AND ALLISON. NOPE.

but stiles and scott their friendship is perf

derek poor poor derek i wanna give him a hug…

Suits Season 3

I LOVE DONNA SO MUCH SHE IS MY FAVE. BUT OMG I FELT SO BAD FOR HER SHE OPENED UP HERSELF AND OMG THAT GUY I WANT TO PUNCH HIM I’M GLAD HARVEY DID COZ FEELS

louis litt though. he is hilarious.

mike and rachel woop but damn mike is being a jerk about the whole university thing

Freaks and Geeks

this is like an old show where james franco, seth rogen and jason segel, etc started out but it’s only one season. it’s actually quite good AND REALLY FUNNY.

the geeks are my fave tho

omg me LOL

HAHAHAHA. his reactions though are hilarious.

Phineas and Ferb: Mission Marvel

AVENGERS

AND PHINEAS AND FERB

YES PLEASE. IT WAS SO GOOD.

and AGENT P.

The Great British Bake Off

I REALLY WANT FRANCIS, KIMBERELY OR RUBY TO WIN. i just love this show. and they have Kitchen Aids of course. urgh kitchen aids MY DREAM.

Premiere Season: New Girl (NICK AND JESS ARE SO ADORBS) The Mindy Project (OMG I’M GONNA MISS CASEY SO MUCH) The Middle, Modern Family, Arrow, Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D (i love the 2 scientists they are so cute and nerdy) American Horror Story: Coven, Hart of Dixie, X Factor US (i hate the stupid four chair challenge) Awkward

yeah i watch a lot of tv i know. it’s usually mindless crap but it makes me happy and i love funny shows. also i’m pretty sure most of the shows i watch have hot guys…

cartoons i watch: Phineas and Ferb, Gravity Falls, Adventure Time, The Amazing World of Gumball

Music:

yay i got new headphones OMG THE STUPID APPLE EARPHONES ARE SO EXPENSIVE WHAT EVEN

EMBLEM3- Nothing to Lose Full Album

LOOK AT THEM CHILLING BY THE LONDON EYE (Keaton, Drew, Wesley)

my fave songs from their album is: I Wish and XO  and i love their unreleased stuff (as in stuff on youtube and soundcloud as in before they were on X Factor US) but it’s a good album. i love LA is a good summer tune i was singing ‘coz the east coast is the best coast’ though because Durban is on the east coast. =P

they are NOT A BOYBAND. they are a BROBAND. get it right. haters gonna hate.

UM SO LIKE YEAH THEY JUST CAME TO THE UK AND I MET THEM AND WENT TO THEIR EMBLEM3 UK PARTY CONCERT LIKE OMG WHAT EVEN

AHAKgsfjhdfg vlakherjfelskghnf

for reals though no lie

I SAW THEM. I MET THEM. AND HUGGED THEM. ASDFGHJKL;’

i just eysjgfjhdsgfkbdjzc,nx I MET THEM AND HUGGED THEM AND GOT TO HEAR THEM LIVE AND THEIR SMILES AND JUST DAMN THEY GIVE GOOD HUGS AND WHATUYRGEFJSHDBKCJZX

oh and

it's a terrible photo BUT IT IS SIGNED ASDFGHJKL;'

it’s a terrible photo BUT IT IS SIGNED ASDFGHJKL;’

they played: Just For One Day, 3000 Miles, Sunset Blvd, Wake Me Up (Avicii Cover) and Chloe

i just djfgdjgbdvx SEGFSKD HDGFN

their lyric video for 3000 miles is out. it is so cute and really thoughtful…like how we use technology to stay in touch etc

the actual video will be out sometime this week i think.

Lorde 

she has a really good voice. =)

tbh i spent most of my summer listening to T-Swizzle as usual OMG TAYLOR ANNOUNCED THE RED LONDON TOUR IN FEBRUARY 2014. but i couldn’t get tickets.

yeah i tried to get tickets…but i didn’t. ah well. hopefully next time. AND I KNEW EXACTLY WHAT I WAS GOING TO WEAR. sigh. it wasn’t meant to be. =(

can’t wait for Ed Sheeran’s new album probs next year

The Vamps- Can We Dance

don’t judge it’s quite a catchy song and they aren’t so bad. =P

Pink- True Love

i love pink’s album The Truth About Love it’s hilarious (in that she talks about different aspects of love and stuff)

Imagine Dragons- Monster

such a good tune.

Hunter Hayes- I Want Crazy

i really like this song and his album is good.

Catching Fire Soundtrack:

PERFECT

1. “Atlas” — Coldplay
2. “Silhouettes” — Of Monsters and Men
3. “Elastic Heart” — Sia (ft. The Weeknd & Diplo)
4. “Lean” — The National
5. “We Remain” — Christina Aguilera
6. “Devil May Cry” — The Weeknd
7. “Who We Are” — Imagine Dragons
8. “Everybody Wants to Rule The World” — Lorde
9. “Gale Song” — The Lumineers
10. “Mirror” — Ellie Goulding
11. “Capital Letter” — Patti Smith
12. “Shooting Arrows at the Sky” — Santigold
13. “Place for Us” — Mikky Ekko
14. “Lights” — Phantogram
15. “Angel on Fire” — Antony and the Johnsons

you can listen to Gale’s Song and Atlas

oh and i LOVE Lights

it’s kinda sad though coz josh loves the lumineers BUT THEY WROTE A SONG FOR GALE NOT PEETA.

but omg in mockingjay there will be everlark songs jgdfjk.hdfl

THEY ARE ALREADY FILMING MOCKINGJAY AND THERE ARE SET PHOTOS OF KATNISS AND GALE!!!

OMG LORDE AND IMAGINE DRAGONS AND THE LUMINEERS AND COLDPLAY AND ELLIE GOULDING YAYS!!!

hgfksdghfdbsjn exciting times

Youtube:

tbh i spent most of my time on youtube idek

WARNING: WATCH AT YOUR OWN RISK

True Facts About The Frog

omg this guy makes me laugh so much ANIMALS ARE SO WEIRD.

vine is insane

this guy tho

Jerome Jarre and his vines omg

i love the  FALAFEL SONG

i just love dan so much

in other news

BLOBFISH IS OFFICIALLY THE WORLD’S UGLIEST ANIMAL

shame. poor him. at least more people know THAT HE IN FACT ACTUALLY EXISTS LIKE GOD CREATED SUCH A THING

on the whole Miss America thing

haters gonna hate tbh

on the whole veil drama ban thingy in the UK

anyhew that’s it for now

this website is awesome so you should totes check it out whether you’re in the mood for animal gifs or funny vids or informative stuff.

see ya

HAPPY READING

DFTBA

Spread Love Not Hate

xoxo

The Book Guru

=D

“Literature is the most agreeable way of ignoring life.” Fernando Pessoa

“I live in two worlds. One is a world of books.” Rory Gilmore

“Books—they weren’t ladders out of the abyss, but they were companions.” John Green

PEACE. LOVE. BOOKS. =D

It’s already been a month?

السَّلاَمُ عَلَيْكُمْ وَرَحْمَةُ اللهِ وَبَرَكَاتُهُ

Assalamu’alaikum warahmatullahi wabarakatuh

May the peace, mercy, and blessings of Allah be with you

i hope this post finds you well.

IT’S BEEN A MONTH SINCE I’VE BEEN IN SOUTH AFRICA OMG WHAATTTT??!!! already? yes. yes it has.

first things first. I PASSED MY FIRST YEAR OF UNIVERSITY. ALHAMDULILAH PRAISE THE LORD IT IS A MIRACLE THANKS TO EVERYONE WHO PRAYED FOR ME. I AM SO GRATEFUL AND I WILL DEFO WORK HARDER NEXT YEAR.

I AM SO EXCITED OMG KJGFKADFGH;KJDFHG;KDF I PASSSED SKJHGKADFG YAHOOO WOOPPPDDEEDOOO KGJDJKF,NX

DANCE PARTAAAYYYYIG KJFDGH.KJAFDHNSM

things i’ve been up to in SA:

shopping: got lots of rings. usually bangles but this time rings and some nice clothes…like i think i’ve gotten like 10 rings this month. I LOVE JEWELLERY OKAY. so prettyyy and shinnyyy. and in london i can only wear rings in spring/summer coz winter  have to wear GLOVES!!!

family gatherings-urgh. i just…because it’s like extended family so it’s people i don’t really talk to or know but i mean i know them but like we don’t have much in common/ everyone is either older than me and married with kids or younger than me. and it’s so not funny pretending to care about whatever they say or try and join in on the convo because whenever i speak no one hears so it’s like i’ll just sit here and eat my food. at least there’s food. food is good. so yummy. homemade food and South African Indian food. YES. =D.

i do love dressing up and a lot of these gatherings are fancy coz urgh fancy people but i don’t have all my fancy clothes and whatnot because it’s in London but still. at least i have my little cousins to keep me entertained.

land rover trail. so i’m at my friend’s house and her dad who is like my dad basically took us on this Land Rover trail over these rocky places and through rivers and stuff IT WAS AWESOME. and we even saw some guys doing this dirt bike challenge thing it was SO COOL and the view was incredible Subahanallah. i love nature. we saw loads of cows lol.

also i don’t really know but i think i get along quite well with younger boys because idk they’re not so judgmental and well i can laugh at myself and i don’t really know. just coz this 9yr old boy was in the car on the land rover trail and we got along quite well lol. idk i also get along with little girls well mainly my cousins and my friend’s younger sister who is beyond awesome. she’s weird tho LOL like she’s in love with Voldemort it’s so funny but yeah. but with my younger cousins they’re like: 4, 6 and 10. and i’ve been on the swings and chasing bubbles and skipping and whatnot. it’s been exhausting but fun. and Alhamdulilah my patience is still intact.

the best is when i’m with my 10yr old cousin and we’re at our grandparent’s house in my mum’s old room. reading in bed. she reads her book and i read mine and then we have fun talking and laughing and omg it’s so funny coz i swear she has a weak bladder or something coz every time she laughs so much she has to go toilet and i’m legit rolling on the bed or on the floor with tears in my eyes coz SHE IS CRAY CRAY. and the pillow fights we have in the morning and the tickle fights omg it’s been great Alhamdulilah.

ROFL actually me

also IT HAS BEEN SO AWESOME SEEING MY TWO YOUNGER BROTHERS. oh in case you didn’t know i have two younger half brothers. it was so funny coz when the 10yr old one saw me he just immediately hugged me and the 14yr old one was GONNA SHAKE MY HAND AND I WAS LIKE…are you for real GIVE ME A HUG!!! it’s so weird to see them growing up like the 14yr old bro is kinda chubby and has pimples and his voice is breaking it’s so funny. but i’ve been an awesome big sister beating them up, playing games and we have to make our own fun coz they don’t have tv or a garden. so it’s hard but we try.

i have been here a MONTH AND I HAVEN’T EVEN BEEN TO THE BEACH WHAT IS MY LIFE. i’ve seen the beach from the car like 5 times but i haven’t felt the sad between my toes or inhaled the ocean breeze or dipped my toes in the Indian Ocean. sad times. hopefully after Ramadan i shall do that.

hanging with my grandma LIKE A BOSS. learning how to cook some stuff like i MADE SPRING ROLLS AND I TRIED MAKING SAMOOSAS BUT THAT WAS A FAIL BUT I’M OBSERVING AND IT’S FUN. i love my grandma.

the weather hasn’t been too bad. it’s been like over 20 degrees and quite windy. some days are lovely and hot others are like london…dull and miserable.

i went to Flag Farm with my cousins. it was so much fun coz the animals are all free to roam about, i was stalking the peacock coz i wanted to touch his feathers LOL. and when the ostrich wasn’t looking i touched it’s feather. REBEL ALERT. lol. omg and i stroked a tortoise!!! woohoo. fed some goats and sheep and was talking to the horse and chasing rabbits it was so awesome coz i love animals.

one thing that’s really annoyed me about people in SA is their ignorance/narrow minded people about certain things. whether it’s religion or racism or sexism it’s like what even. BUT I HAVE BEEN REALLY GOOD AND AM KEEPING MY MOUTH SHUT BECAUSE OTHERWISE I’D EXPLODE AND EVERY1 WOULD BE LIKE WTF. as it is they already think i’m so ‘Anglicized’ what. ever.  urgh some people.

just stop. i do not approve

also i haven’t really had a PROPER conversation like an intellectual convo with people it’s sad i don’t really TALK to anyone. like it’s more yes school is fine london is fine all is well alhamdulilah not much going on. WHEN ARE YOU GETTING MARRIED? like for reals? idek if they’re joking or serious but no.

seriously

i’m 19. i aint ready for marriage unless JOSH HUTCHERSON BECOMES MUSLIM AND ASKS ME TO MARRY HIM RIGHT NOW.

there really isn’t much to do in Durban but i hope to go ice skating soon and when my parents come I HAVE TO GO HORSE RIDING AND SAFARI. i’m here for another 2 months…

it’s been great so far =)

so the games i’ve played: I NEED MORE GAME IDEAS!!!

Stop the Bus or General Knowledge:

you basically write girls name, boys name, animal, food, country, object and total

and you go through the alphabet and you write everything beginning with that letter and whoever does it the quickest wins and hen you tally your score etc so it’s very educational too. =P

i'm an expert

i’m an expert

and Rory’s Story Cubes!!! IT’S FUN AND IMAGINATIVE!

you roll the dice and make up a story!!!

Baking:

my cousin loves baking but hasn’t baked much so i’ve been baking with her. BUT I MISS MY HOUSE AND MY KITCHEN WITH MY BAKING EQUIPMENT AND MY BELOVED PLATTER KNIFE AND KENWOOD. because other people don’t have the same stuff. i really want a kitchen aid. ONE DAY Insha’Allah!!! =D

i also really wanna bake a rainbow cake but no one has 6 pans and also i dnt have any REASON to bake one sigh.

Cheesecake:

yummy

yummy

glad everyone enjoyed that. it’s my mum’s foolproof recipe.

Whoopie Pies with marshmallow filling-so sweet!

nom

nom

Double Chocolate Cookies minus the marshmallows coz they were out of stock)

my cousins had fun decorating!

my cousins had fun decorating!

and finally

for one of the family gatherings my 10yr old cousin and i baked a

Giant Cupcake with Nutella Icing

it looked so nice inside coz the bottom half was choc and the top half vanilla

it looked so nice inside coz the bottom half was choc and the top half vanilla

Books:

The Death Cure by James Dashner

the final installment in The Maze Runner trilogy

this book…omg i didn’t even know that it was the last book in the trilogy but IT MADE SENSE FINALLY AND OMG THE FEELS. PEOPLE DIE. LIKE ONE OF MY FAVE CHARACTERS DIED. I KNEW IT WAS COMING BUT STILL. i wasn’t prepared. if you haven’t read this trilogy yet PLEASE DO because the movie is out next year and the books are so good and it’s full of action and humour and LJHFJKDFHGLSSKHGF WHAT AN EMOTIONAL ROLLER COASTER. go read it shuckface. or you’re no better than a piece of klunk.

me throughout the book

Eleanor and Park by Rainbow Rowell

this book asdfghjkl;

OMG PLEASE READ THIS BOOK IT IS BEAUTIFUL AND AMAZING AND YOU HAVE TO READ IT. if you love romance then read it. but it’s much more than that. it’s about young love and how cruel the world can be and it teaches you to be grateful and just omg please read it. i don’t know how to describe how beautiful this book is. not just because of the adorableness of the characters and how their relationship evolves but the writing is just amazing and WORDS FAIL ME. I FELL IN LOVE WITH THIS BOOK. IT IS SO GOOD. READ IT. YOU WILL NOT REGRET IT.

IT’S LIKE

so cute kjgfkdfjghkdfjnvx i can’t deal with the cuteness of this book

Daughter of Smoke and Bone by Laini Taylor

flipping awesome!!!

this book blew me away with how awesome it is. like i didn’t even know what to expect. BUT CHIMERAS AND ANGELS AND WOWZA.

i didn’t even know what was going on i was as lost as Karou the main character but then it dawned on me and i was like

OMG DKFJHGKJDFHS

BECAUSE SO MANY CRAZY THINGS HAPPENED. my fave characters: BRIMSTONE AND ZUZANNA. zuzanna is actually hilarious and brimstone is so awesome. but i love karou she is a badass.

akiva is okay yeah he’s pretty hot literally but idk but i was so looking forward to reading the sequel BUT IT ONLY COMES OUT IN AUGUST WHAT EVEN! sigh.

if you love fantasy and action and a brilliant adventure story and discovering new worlds and mythology then read this. =D

Movies:

Man of Steel

i have to say Henry Cavill looks HOT with a beard. damn

sexy hobo look suits him 😉

ah yes the question we’ve all been wondering…

LOL

no but i enjoyed the movie i really like the back story stuff. i thought his human mum was amazing. but tbh every time russell crowe came on i thought he was gonna say AND I’M JAVERT (les miserable) and amy adams was gonna start twirling and burst into song. 😐 so yeah but henry cavill was hot that is a fact but yeah idk it wasn’t as good as expected but still i enjoyed it.

Despicable Me 2

MINIONS are the best

RAMSBOTTOM i laughed too okay omg so immature whatever

PURPLE EVIL MINIONS were crazy

omg cray cray

but it’s not as good as the first movie but i still laughed a lot more than the kids i think.

i thought it was adorable and funny and just MINIONS KSJDGFKDFJGHBV.DJLN

Star Trek into Darkness

chris pine tho…

as captain kirk hot damn 😉

urgh your face is so perf stop

zoe saldana on chris pine’s beautiful face

benedict cumberbatch as Kahn? hollywood whitewashing again but he was brilliant. he makes such a hot bad guy urgh.

how lovely

and finally CAPTAIN KIRK AND SPOCK I LOVE THEIR RELATIONSHIP

brotp OMG CAPTAIN KIRK AND SPOCK LOVE THEM

like this movie was so good the action and the humour and just wow i loved it.

can’t wait to watch monsters university and wolverine and of course tmi and percy jackson

FANDOM NEWS:

excitement

woohoo

OMG NEW CATCHING FIRE TRAILER ON JULY 20TH and so many new stills and character posters

Catching Fire: Katniss Everdeen

MY HUSBAND KSFGKDFHJSFLNSDK PEETA BREAD

Catching Fire: Peeta Mellark

THERE HAVE BEEN SO MANY DIVERGENT STILLS IT IS SO EXCITING.

this is an edit of loads of stills

i am so excited for The Maze Runner movie because i love the books and the cast are just ridiculously awesome.

GLADERS!!!

some stills

and here is a video of the cast dancing.

OMG THE BOOK THIEF HAS A RELEASE DATE: January 17th 2014. that is 2 days before my birthday!

for more book to movie news check out this website!

onto a much more serious topic…

tbh i don’t even know what’s going on in Syria other than PEOPLE ARE STILL DYING AND NOTHING IS GETTING BETTER. some say it’s worse than Bosnia because of the length and it’s just disgusting. killing your own people. killing in general.

Also EGYPT!!! what even. hank green explains it well and omg this 12 year old boy wow. kids aren’t stupid.

everyone is awaiting the birth of the ROYAL BABY!!! is it gonna be a girl? or a boy? who knows!! also if kate gives birth in the night we’ll only know about the baby in the morning because THE QUEEN SHALL NOT BE WOKEN UP. lol

Zimmerman is free. like well done US justice system. what a joke..JUSTICE HAHAHAHA. seriously. basically this guy Zimmerman shot this boy Trayvon Martin one night BECAUSE HE FELT THREATENED BY HIS PRESENCE. the boy legit just went to get some sweets idek like wtf and he shot him. point blank. if that’s not murder i don’t know what is.

WARNING: WATCH AT YOUR OWN RISK! here’s a lovely *sarcasm* video of what it’s like of detainees in Guantanamo Bay to be force fed…

so yeah didn’t Obama say he’d close Guantanamo Bay…?

sigh

so right now BRITAIN IS HAVING A HEATWAVE AND THEY DON’T KNOW HOW TO DEAL WITH IT. THE ROADS ARE MELTING. and i’m not there. sunshine…actual sunshine in LONDON and no one knows what to do. it’s like 30 degrees.

idk the world is crazy messed up place. load sof good things are happening while lots of bad things are happening. we just have to do our little bit to make it a better place.

random acts of kindness are the best

and finally last but not least IT’S RAMADAN. RAMADAN IS THE 9TH MONTH IN THE ISLAMIC CALENDER. it is the month of fasting.

OMG

fave time of year

i love john green

what’s Ramadan you ask?

well it’s the 9th month in the Islamic Calender and Muslims all around the world fast from dawn until dusk.

so we get up before sunrise and eat (i usually have muesli or toast and milo and a banana) and then we pray Fajr and then we sleep or whatever. and then we don’t eat or drink until sunset.

but it’s not just abstaining from food or drink. it’s about sacrifice and cleansing your soul and purifying your body and increasing worship to your Lord. fasting is one of the 5 pillars of Islam.

Ramadan is my fave time because i love the unity of the ummah and how Merciful God is. i mean got is ALWAYS merciful but in Ramadan it’s like you get extra reward for good deeds and duas get accepted and it’s just a month to make the most of. use your time wisely.

Ramadan is also the month of the Quran which is our holy book. it is the word of God and Ramadan is the month when the Quran was revealed. therefore it is good if you try and finish the whole Quran in a month. last year Alhamdulilah i read it in English so this year i’m trying to read it in Arabic. =D and i’m telling you the Quran is truly beautiful and just so peaceful reading it. it’s as if God is speaking directly to you. it’s full of stories of all the prophet’s from Isa (Jesus), to Moosa (Moses) and Ibrahim (Abraham) and many more. it’s also full of rules and it’s sent as a GUIDE.

the amount of times God talks about being good and doing good deeds and all of that it’s just i love it. Subahanallah. =)

oh a small note on dua:

dua is supplication- praying to God asking Him for whatever you want/need etc. God is ALWAYS listening.

there are FOUR ways in which Duas are answered:

1- you get what you want

2- you get something better

3- you are saved from a calamity

4- your reward is in the hereafter

so you should always pray for what you want because God loves it when we ask him BUT make sure you also say for whatever is best because God Knows Best.

i am so blessed to be a Muslim because honestly i’d be lost without God in my life. so i am so grateful for everything that He has blessed me with. i pray that whoever is reading this, May God Guide you and bless you with all the good in this world and the hereafter-Ameen.

till the next time when i have more news and stuff to say or good internet or whatever.

hope everyone is well and having an awesome holiday or school/uni/life is going well.

Happy Reading

DFTBA

xoxo

p.s i don’t know how i’m surviving without my cat!!! I MISS NEO SO MUCH! I HAVE TO FACETIME HIM LOL. YES I AM THAT PERSON.

IT IS A HEDGEHOG WITH A STRAWBERRY ON OMG

it’s important to be a good person

and last but not least

you know it =P

PEACE. LOVE. BOOKS. =D

Movie Reviews etc

Hello there!

so since it’s been a while there’s been a lot of movie news and stuff

so let us begin with some movies i have seen. then trailers and casting news.

The Host

so yes it’s based on Stephenie Meyer’s book BUT DO YOU KNOW WHAT. IT IS BETTER THAN TWILIGHT. it was actually supposed to be her first Adult novel but alas all the teens read it. like me. lol. it’s sci fi coz it’s about these aliens. anyways i REALLY ENJOYED the movie because it was cute and they amanged to condense it coz the book is LONG and capture the essence of the story about Us vs Them etc IT’S SUCH A GOOD STORY OKAY YOU SHOULD GIVE IT A CHANCE. though ithe book…it takes a while to get into. but yeah.

anyways it isn’t a love triangle it’s a love BOX. lol

Melanie and Jared 😉

yeah they’re cute bUT NOT AS ADORABLE AND FRICKIN IAN AND WANDA

Ian and Wanda…THE WAY HE LOOKS AT HER THO OMG ASDFGJKL;’

my friend and i wre seriously like

fangirling squuueeeeasdfghjkl;

coz IT WAS JUST SO CUTEFGIUJKAEFHSDL yeah okay moving on

Inception:

woah

OKAY I KNOW I AM LIKE 3 YEARS LATE TO THE PARTY but i finally watched it and yes it was very good. all i could think about though was REAL OR NOT REAL AND ‘the only way out of the labyrinth is to forgive’ john green because RELEVANT. but yeah it was a really good movie with a great cast

ellen paige is awesome AND FRICKIN JOSEPH GORDAN-LEVITT URGH SO HOT AND TOM HARDY AND LEO i mean woah great cast and cool movie and idk ALL THAT JUST TO SEE HIS KIDS.

AND THE QUESTION REMAINS…

DID HE REALLY SEE HIS KIDS? OR WAS HE LONG GONE?

MIND BLOWN

Student of the Year

okay so my friend made me watch this purely coz of the hot guys LOL coz the film isn’t like amazing but it’s a funny high school kind of movie

i mean this new guy

oh hi nice smile. and body. and everything 😉

and the rich kid who supposedly has everything but was always the boss

oh hello there…

and they were basically enemies till they became friends then like BROMANCE

and one of them was dating this girl

so pretty

but the other started falling for her too…

WHO WILL END UP WITH WHO???\

oh yeah and student of the year is this competition thingy lol it’s a fun movie and songs are alright =)

Arranged

OMG THIS MOVIE WAS SO GOOD.

it’s about a friendship between a Muslim woman and an Orthodox Jewish woman. they’re both teachers. and yeah they’re both looking to get married etc and OMG IT IS JUST SO CUTE AND LOVELY. watch it.

also it just made me realise arranged marriage for me is legit the last option like if i cannot find someone myself then it’ll have to be through others arranging a meeting with a guy and his family AND OMG I WOULD BE SO AWKWARD COZ OMG SERVING TEA AND WHATNOT JUST NO.

if the guy is so hot i’d be like…

anyways in case you don’t know ARRANGED MARRIAGES is basically when FAMILY MEMBERS or someone from your community ORGANIZES meetings with a potential partner and their family and you see if you WANT TO GET TO KNOW THEM or not…both people have a say. it is very common.

forced marriage is WRONG and no religion or culture allows it. yet some stupid people FORCE girls into marriage smh.

The Great Gatsby

GATSBY? WHAT GATSBY?

okay so i read the book in year 13..so like senior year for English Lit and yeah i pretty much hated all the characters i mean really Diasy is such a bitch and Gatsby oh Gatsby i love him but he deserved better and he was a hopeful fool and just sigh. as for tom what a bastard. Nick was the least annoying.

anyways SO I HAVE BEEN WAITING FOR THE MOVIE FOR LIKE 2 YEARS SINCE I HEARD IT WAS GONNA BE A MOVIE. LIKE YAYS.

and then i finally saw it after exams old sport.

how perfect is Leo as Gatsby?

cheers old sport

i mean…just

awwww

it was simply SPECTATUCLAR

i thoroughly enjoye dit. it’s very visual in that there is a lot going on. THE PARTIES. WELL. AINT NO PARTY LIKE A GATSBY PARTY YA KNOW OLD SPORT.

the fashion and the sparkles, the decadence and the distinction between New Money and Old Money and the Two Eggs and of course the valley of ashes etc

i loved the contrast of the modern soundtrack with Jay-Z and Landa del Ray it was superb. Young and Beautiful was Gatsby and Daisy’s theme and i really think it suited them perfectly. i hate daisy so much coz she NEVER DESERVED GATSBY AND YET HE FELL IN LOVE WITH HER URGH

my favourite scene was when Gatsby and Daisy meet at Nick’s house for tea. and the way gatsby arranges the flowers and whatnot and how he enters and acts like a little schoolboy with a crush IT WAS SO AWKWARD BUT ADORABLE.

also Amitabh Bachan as Meyer Wolfshiem

Wolfsheim, Nick and Gatsby

oh btw Gatsby’s name is Jay…well actually not rally but YOU DON’T KNOW THAT UNLESS YOU’VE READ THE BOOK. OR SEEN THE MOVIE.

but i’m glad the movie kept the essence of the story and the green light as a metaphor etc and i liked how they made Nick narrate the story from the future and he wrote the story etc

so yeah a lot of people really DIDN’T enjoy it well boo to them coz i LOVED IT and i’d watch it again =)

Epic:

OMG THIS MOVIE WAS SO GOOD

like okay i only watched it coz well…

Josh did the voice of Nod

but like i would have watched it online but i went to the cinema with my friend AND WE HAD SO MUCH FUN LAUGHING AT THE TRAILERS AND THE MOVIE

coz the movie was so funny ALTHOUGH REALLY SAD COZ THE QUEEN OMG. beyonce was the queen…how…appropriate lol.

anyways it was beautiful…the leaf soldiers and the flowers just wow.

the pug was hilarious

and the snail and slug were the best

mub the slug tho SO FUNNY

if you love animation or nature THEN GO WATCH IT. =D

alas i havent watched any movie since…need to watch Stark Trek: Into Darkness and Iron Man 3 as well as Before Midnight and Stuck in Love

(it has Lily Collins and Logan Lerman AND is directed by JOSH BOONE THE GUY WHO IS DIRECTING TFIOS MOVIE)

TRAILER TIME WOOP:

i love superheroes. i always have. my bro and i used to watch all the cartoons and stuff so yeah i’ve grown up with superheroes. i havent read any f the comics but still i enjoy the movies. NOT JUST FOR THE HOT GUYS.

Thor: The Dark World

OUT IN NOVEMBER OMG i can’t wait coz natalie portman and kat dennings and of course chris hemsworth and tom hiddleston

Man of Steel

i’m no superman. looks good. =) i think it’s out sometime in july or august

Wolverine

out july sometime and omg looks so good

Percy Jackson and the Sea of Monsters

the films are NOTHING LIKE THE BOOKS. but idk logan lerman is hot so i’ll watch it lol. the books are 100% better and they just kinda ruined the movie. i mean i watched Percy Jackson and the  Lightening Thief and then i decided to read the books. but if you love Greek mythology then read it! also i love Tyson. =) OUT IN AUGUST!!!

The Mortal Instruments: City of Bones

this actually looks SO GOOD so i’m really excited but URGH I WON’T EVEN BE IN THE UK WHEN IT COMES OUT so i’ll have to wait till i get back to watch it. =(

but yeah shadohunters and downworlders and eeww mundanes. but yes AWESOME BOOK SERIES and the movie is gonna be good =)

also it’s like a really hot cast with Lily Collins, Jamie Campbell Bower, Robert Sheehan, Godfrey Gao, Jemima West, Jonathan Rhys Meyers and Kevin Zegers. so yeah READ IT BEFORE YOU SEE IT.

WARNING: incest…

Monsters University

of cours ei’m excited for this. I’VE DONE MY WAITING. 12 YEARS OF IT. IN AZKHABAN. anyways yeah it’s been 12 years since Monsters Inc SO…idc i’m gonna watch this. =D plus it’s fitting coz i just finished my first year of uni so yeah

Ender’s Game

i’m really excited for this movie coz i enjoyed the book. it’s sci fi and LOOKS SO COOL. plus a good cast too so yeah. November 2013 is gonna be EPIC;LDKFHKGJHDFSV;

Despicable Me 2

you don’t even KNOW HOW EXCITED I AM FOR THIS MOVIE. COZ. MINIONS.

what even omg LOL

also Gru was on The Ellen Show

ah so excited

i really like potatoes okay and singing this

oh no

i didn’t forget

The Hunger Games: Catching Fire

still counting the days till CF only 172days to go…LOL

anyways THIS TRAILER. SO EMOTIONAL.

altho peeta was in it for like 5 secs 😐

but still

EVERLARK FEELS asdfghjkl;’

this is actually my fave tho

like woaah REVOLUTION

and Effie…oh effie…

yeah they defo want to smile…

BUT IT LOOKS SO GOOD AND YES I AM SO EXCITED AND HA IF YOU HAVEN’T READ THE BOOK YOU’RE LIKE WTF GALE AND KATNISS WHAT?

we’ll get another trailer soon where we will see the other Tributes…FINNICK. sam claflin as Finnick is perfect. DON’T HATE. but LIONSGATE RELEASED LOADS OF STILLS AND THE CAPITOL COUTURE PORTRAITS.

can we just

Peeta Mellark and Katniss Everdeen Capitol Couture Portraits

THAT IS KATNISS’S WEDDING DRESS. SUPPOSEDLY. CAN YOU SEE THE MOCKINGJAY WINGS? OMG. so beautiful.

also the newest CF Poster

MOCKINGJAY CLOUDS OMG

The Infernal Devies has been OPTIONED for a movie…yes that is  the prequel to TMI set in Victorian England. they already have a screenwriter and idk they better get the casting right.

They’re also gonna make a The Mortal Instruments: City of Ashes movie. usually they wait to see if the first movie does well and then decide to continue but idk they just were like WE’RE FILMING IT ASAP.

Delirium was in the works as a tv show but they cancelled it so we shall never see it. =(

Divergent cast

i’m pretty excited about the cast and think the movie is gonna be good. =)

The Maze Runner

omg i am so excited coz they’ve started filming

TMR cast

I MEAN DYLAN O’BRIEN IS GONNA BE THOMAS. like i dnt even like thomas that much. but i love dylan o’brien.

but omg thomas sangster aka ferb from phineas and ferb is gonna be newt. I LOVE NEWT.

the londoners

AND MINHO

AND ALBY

OMG THIS BOOK THOUGH i’m gonna read the next 2 soon. =)

anyways the movie come sout 14TH February 2014 so yes. READ IT BEFORE YOU SEE IT.
last. but not least

The Fault In Our Stars

this guy

hmm

Ansel Elgort is our Augustus Waters…

like he aint ugly or anything but he’s not the Augustus i pictured but i will give him a chance i mean john green said he was amazing so yeah.

AWKWARD MOMENT WHEN ANSEL AND SHAILENE PLAY BROTHER AND SISTER IN DIVERGENT

AND LOVERS IN TFIOS

to all the haters…

John Green has spoken

therefore

well

that’s it for now.

Happy Movie Watching! =D

make sure you READ THE BOOK BEFORE YOU SEE THE MOVIE.

DFTBA

Happy Reading

xoxo

10 things i hate about you…what a movie

Demitri and Anastasia. SO ADORABLE. omg this is one of my fave movies ever

WESTLEY NEVER DIED. omg the princess bride. this book and movie. fave!!!

so fetch

Madagascar is one of my fave movies.

PEACE. LOVE. BOOKS. =D

2013- Only Good Things Are Coming

ahoy there

firstly all i can say is

ALHAMDULILAH

praise the lord

so far 2013 has been AMAZING to me…

what with passing my term 1 essays HOLLLAAAAA

and my 19th birthday party PARRTTTAAYYYYY

going to the aquarium

my presents

fangirling- CF stills, the host stills and trailers and interviews, city of bones stills and interviews, book news, movie news AND OF COURSE emblem3 and taylor swift stuff.

MEETING JOHN AND HANK GREEN asdfghjkl;I AM STILL NOT OVER THAT AND WILL NEVER BE OVER IT

spotting benjamin cook and caspar lee at the john green event

going to Barjis London fashion show for london fashion week

seeing benjamin cook and CHARLIE MCDONNELL at the becoming youtube thing at southbank
as well as Jack Howard and Chris Kendall...

THEY ARE SUCH NICE PEOPLE. i wish i could be their friend…i wish i was confident enough to do a vlog…BUT WHAT WOULD I TALK ABOUT? book reviews? idk…i’m not good with cameras anyways.

so yeah…I MET CHARLIE FRICKIN MCDONNELL

my reaction…

who is charlie you ask?

ONLY ONE OF THE CUTEST MOST ADORABLE AND CLEVER AND FUNNY YOUTUBERS…

yeah

hi

i mean just

THAT SMILE. THOSE EYES. ASDFGHJKL;

EXACTLY

so yeah. i MET THIS GUY. he’s so cute and really nice.

he signed my ticket!

SMILE FACE!!!

SMILE FACE!!!

he has a girlfriend. her name is BRYARLY. she is awesome.

Also went to an awesome talk on humanitarianism and Islam by dr hany el banna (head of charity Islamic Relief) and professor Tariq Ramadan at my uni. it was really inspirational and just gives you perspective about what humanitarianism is about…not just giving charity but to help humanity…help the world…respect the people and animals and environment and do your bit to be a good human being and help those in need. but NOT see them as victims..but as PEOPLE. with dignity.

mis amigas- my friends. thank you so much to all my friends even though none of them read this but if you ARE then thank you. for making me smile, for making me laugh, for putting up with my fangirling madness and rants and just for WANTING to be MY friend.

mis abuelos- my grandparents. it was really lovely to have them around. got lots of shopping done. NOW MY GRANDMA HAS AN IPHONE AND IS WHATSAPPING ME OMG SHE IS SO CUTE.

mi familia- my family. i am so thankful for my amazing family. my parents have done so much for me. and my bro…as much as he annoys me i know he loves me.

my cat neo who is just a big fatty and i love him so much he makes me really happy and i love stroking him and playing with him and just talking to him.

he's a platypus...

he’s a platypus…

this is actually one of my fave pics of him. hehe

this is actually one of my fave pics of him. hehe

what are you doing there cat? you're not going anywhere...

what are you doing there cat? you’re not going anywhere…

chilling on my bed

chilling on my bed

all curled up on the sofa

all curled up on the sofa

um so let’s just…

TAYLOR SWIFT AT THE BRIT AWARDS!!! awesome performance!

IKYWT Brit Awards 2013

and this version of IKYWT is EPIC…enjoy =P

JENNIFER LAWRENCE WON AN OSCAR I AM SO PROUD OF HER OMG

so jen fell…

AND HUGH JACKMAN CAME TO OFFER HER A HAND AND SHE JUST GOT BACK UP AND DIDN’T NOTICE OMG

ALSO BRADLEY COOPER

Jennifer Lawrence (Best Actress for Silver Linings Playbook) and Anne Hathaway (Best Supporting Actress for Les Miserables

AND SO DID ANNE HATHAWAY!!!!!

HER ACCEPTANCE SPEECH THO…

“Here’s hoping that someday in the not too near future, the misfortunes that befell Fantine will only be found in stories and never more in real life.” Anne Hathaway’s Acceptance Speech

AND LIFE OF PI won like 3 awards woop

if you don’t think SURAJ SHARMA IS ADORABLE THEN YOU ARE WRONG

coz

bowties are cool. look at that adorable smile 😉

last but not least

let’s not forget

the One Day More performance by the cast of Les Miserables

i think i died a little when Aaron Tveit came striding in…

i mean

daayyyuuuummmmnnnnnnn

and then AFTER JEN WON HER FAMILY EMBRACED HER

jennifer lawrence and her family

also did i mention I SAW CHARLIE MCDONNELL?

okay yeah

IN FANDOM RELATED NEWS:

THE MORTAL INSTRUMENTS: CITY OF BONES CLIP FEATURING MAGNUS BANE

godfrey gao as magnus is damn fine. ALSO THE ONE WITH THE BLUE EYES. MALEC. ❤

the host IS COMING OUT 29TH MARCH YAY

oh and i didn’t know but apparently it’s a trilogy so stephenie meyer will be writing the sequel…idk if i will read it but i did really enjoy the host. BETTER THAN TWILIGHT.

YOU MAY OR MAY NOT KNOW ABOUT THESE

Catching Fire Victory Tour Posters

i know it’s heavily photoshopped..i think the Capitol were aiming for that look.

and the 2nd one…

i just…

WE SHOULD BE GETTING SOME CATCHING FIRE NEWS SOON

also

Shaileene Woodley is gonna be Tris prior in Divergent movie. still waiting on other casting news. AS LONG AS ALEX PETTYFER IS NOT CAST AS ANYONE IN ANY YA MOVIE I AM HAPPY

Delirium casting news  altho it’s actually gonna be a tv show not a movie. plus the book was good but idk i wasn’t that bothered to get the sequekl.

TFIOS:director is john boone

Ender’s Game stills

Hailee Steinfeld as Petra (Left) and Asa Butterfield as Ender (Right)

i saw Warm Bodies

it was surprisingly funny. don’t really wanna read the book tho…but yeah i enjoyed it and laughed a lot. nicholas hoult is one hot zombie…even when he is eating brains…also dave franco was in it for like 5mins 😉

Martha & Mary

so i innocently started watching that because Sam Claflin is in it (he plays Finnick Odair in Catching Fire) and then IT WAS SO SAD AND I WAS CRYING AND JUST AAHHH. it’s for Red Nose Day and about malaria and how millions die every year and yet it is a CURABLE DISEASE.

i read scarlett by merissa meyer:

yeah kind of red riding hood but not really

great sequel to Cinder. i really liked the link between Cinder and Scarlett. also i really like Captain Thorne. also…PLOT TWIST MUCH.  i wrote a Spinebreakers review here

Specials by Scott Westerfeld

would YOU want to be a Special?

i mean…your bones wouldn’t be bones anymore your whole body would be a killing machine kind of and just meh doesn’t sound fun HOWEVER you yo have awesome reflexes. you’re kinda like a superhuman/hero with nails like claws and a wolfish grin.

not as good as the first 2 books though AND OMG I CANNOT BELIEVE WHAT HAPPENED TO ZANE LIKE WHY WOULD YOU DO THAT?

dash and lily’s book of dares by rachel cohn and david levithan

THIS BOOK IS SO ADORABLE YOU DON’T EVEN KNOW!!!

SQUEEEEE

i got this at the charity shop so i was happy and then i read it and it was SUCH A CUTE BOOK. why does Dash have to be FICTIONAL? :/

basically lily leaves a notebook in a bookshop for someone to find and take her up on the dares and dash does…and it’s just this awesome adventure and communication thing and just ASDFGHJKL;’ THE END OMG THE END. aaahhhhh AND IT’S AROUND CHRISTMAS TIME so it’s like a perfect holiday read but idk i just read it and it was just so cute and like i was trying not to fangirl on the tube but I COULDN’T HELP IT COZ IT WAS JUST FUNNY AND CUTE. *sigh*

basically if you liked Anna and the French Kiss READ THIS.

Demi Lovato’s new song heart attack is amazing!!!

NEW GIRL OMG NICK AND JESS…but nooo whyyyy poor schmidt.

LIZZIE BENNET DIARIES. OH. MY. GOSH. BING AND JANE. MY FEELS.

Bing Lee and Jane Bennet in The Lizzie Bennet Diaries

SO. FRICKIN. ADORBS.

PLL– URGH IT’S GETTING SO FRUSTRATING

Suits- OMG i feel so sorry for harvey though i wanted him to be with zoe but he shld defo be with donna. mike and rachel…wtf but FINALLY.

hart of dixie. no. just no. WADE AND ZOE. =(

but tom and wanda OMG THEY ARE SOOOOO CUTE THE ZOMBIE PROPOSAL AND THEN THE LOTR/STAR WARS MASH UP WEDDING- EPIC.

one day i shall find my weirdo…and we can be weirdos together. =D

PEETA AND I  made peanut butter chocolate chip brownies and they were YUM. you can get the recipe here

Peanut Butter Choc Chip Brownies WITH FROSTING

Peanut Butter Choc Chip Brownies WITH FROSTING

everyone enjoyed them…well my mum and dad and the people i gave them to. so yeah. =D

i may or may not be absent for a while since i’m SO BUSY WITH UNI STUFF as in reading lots and lots of ACADEMIC reading…and i have essays to write FUN TIMES.

also a note: though i have been happy and am very grateful doesn’t mean everyone is. i know people are going through some hard times and i know the world isn’t in the best state ever what with climate change and wars and people taking everything at face value without QUESTIONING…i mean we live in a scary world. yes it is a beautiful world but it is so messed up. filled with some amazing people like moi but there are plenty of bad people too…
we just have to kinda see the good in every day and appreciate what we have coz it can be gone any minute. and idk it must be hard if you don’t have faith/believe in God or anything coz what do you hold onto when you feel like you’ve lost everything?

God is always there to listen to you and i pray that whoever is reading this He will grant you whatever is BEST for you coz only He Knows Best.

anyways but i think it’s a good idea to keep a little notebook and write down all the GOOD things that happened to you today whether it’s wearing your fave top or someone smiling at you or just eating chocolate…just little things that made your day better. it helps when you look back and appreciate how blessed you are. for me right now it’s the fact that i have a house and it’s warm and food and shelter because seeing homeless people breaks my heart and it’s like i am so grateful to have a home to go to. so always be thankful and you will get more.

i leave you with

this is an awesome fairytale!

this is the video of the FASHION SHOW i went to

okay so you all have a FABTASTIC WEEK IT IS FINALLY MARCH MEANING MORE BOOKS AND THE HOST MOVIE AND urgh essays yay.

also Lizzie Bennet Diaires is ending. =( but make you sure watch it here

okay also EMBLEM3 are having concerts in the US. here is there new song Khloe/Chloe SO IF YOU ARE NAMED CHLOE LUCKY YOU. i know it’s like really pop-y…and not their ususal kinda sound probaably coz urgh simon cowell got them writing with the dude who does 1D songs :/

Happy Reading!

DFTBA

xoxo

JUST WATCH THIS. I ALUGHED FOR THE FULL 30 SECS COZ WTF.

SINGER TURNED RAPPER

lol T-Swizzle

nom nom nom

Inspiration

till the next time…

over and out

PEACE. LOVE. BOOKS. =D

Youtubers/Vloggers

greetings

i hope this post finds you well and if not

PANDA SAYS SMILE SO SMILE

if that doesn’t work then …

Finnick (Sam Claflin) and Katniss (Jennifer Lawrence) in Catching Fire still

come on…that smile…those dimples…HOW CAN YOU NOT LOVE FINNICK ODAIR?!

yeah so lionsgate decided to give us a heart attack and release some CF stills…

you can read the full EW article here

jennifer lawrence is perfect your argument is invalid. basically she’s been nominated for an oscar and she won like a critics choice award and THG won like 6 people’s choice awards.

Jennifer and Josh at the PCAs

it’s been a stressful past weeks but Alhamdulilah i’m good now i think this year…i’m gonna try and be more positive and inspiring and LESS LAZY

so on to the post…

if you don’t already know

i am obsessed with youtube

and there are a few youtubers/vloggers i am particularly obsessed with: CLICK ON LINKS TO GO TO ONE OF MY FAVOURITE VIDEOS

WARNING: SOME VIDEOS ARE NOT SUITABLE FOR ANYONE YOUNGER THAN 12. if you’re younger than 12 why are you on my blog? go out and play? read a book? WHAT DID I DO WHEN I WAS 11? draw. a lot of bad drawings but i loved drawing.

charlieissocoollike 

charlie talks about being introverted and how he is shy in real life but youtube has helped him grow as a person. i love Charlie McDonnell not just because he is a hilariously hot nerdy dude who sings and plays guitar and is a nerdfighter and reads books but because he is just a genuinely nice guy and i hope one day to meet him…accidentally on the tube…and he’ll fall in love with me. Charlie is basically the perfect guy for me…he’s more realistic than Josh i mean AT LEAST WE LIVE IN THE SAME COUNTRY.

danisnotonfire

so that is Dan Howell who i also have a crush on for his pure awesomeness and his smile and just yeah. his videos are funny and this is about hardcore internet fans…i am not THAT bad but i am a fangirl and i am proud to be enthusiastic and passionate about things i like because life is boring otherwise. so haters gonna hate. also he’s moved to london so yeah…daydreaming about meeting him on the tube someday LOL.

vlogbrothers

so. John and Hank Green are two incredibly awesome and amazing brothers. john is an author. hank is not. but their plan is to rid the world of suck. they are king of the nerdfighters. watch their videos. every week. they are hilarious and intelligent and just super awesome and inspiring. also crazy. totally insane. brilliantly insane.

crashcourse

this is basically john and hank green teaching you stuff in a fun, interactive and engaging way. ie not boring

from history to science to literature. excellent videos to show in class or to revise from or just get some  background knowledge. also hilarity ensues.

cassyjaytuck

she basically talks about what happens after reading certain books. how do you continue to live your life?! can you ever get over the death of fictional characters? no i live in a permanent state of denial.

carriehopefletcher

she is the sister of tom fletcher yes the dude from mcfly. she sings too. this is one of my fave songs Boys in Books

that song is my jam. boys in books are just better. UNLESS WAIT *GASP* I FIND SOMEONE BETTER? better than peeta mellark and augustus waters?

LOL she is awesome and her vids are funny and she’s just adorable

jacksgap

Jack Harries

Finn Harries

TWINS

HOT

TWINS

OH MY GOSH…

basically they’re these two hot guys and they’re really funny and adorable and cool and weird and they look like models and they do youtube videos and travel a lot and i just love them. i also fantasise about accidentally meeting them on the tube…

fouseyTUBE

if you love hummus watch this

my friend and i…it’s our dance. i have never been once to learn dance moves as a kid but this…yeah i learn it when i was 17 or something and yeah it’s the best dance ever also just i don’t know hummus dance…HAHAHA I BET YOU THOUGHT I WASN’T REALLY THAT CRAZY. ha. you’re wrong.

the saaalllaaammmm is the new waaazzaaappp is also funny. yeah just some middle eastern/american dude doing funny youtube videos.

AmazingPhil

he’s a dude named phil. and he’s pretty amazing. amazingly weird. he’s also chums with danisnotonfire

and you thought i was weird. oh wait i am. i make funny faces to make myself laugh…not in public of course.

i liked this guy luanlegacy for a while coz his vids were hilarious but too much swearing. and got kinda boring.

and some of my fave videos happen to be animal ones or proposals

pandas on a slide

cat hugging kitten

Slow loris tickle

this prank is hilarious

sweet brown’s cold pop escape aka AIN’T NOBODY GOT TIME FOR THAT

bed intruder and there is a SONG

bon qui qui King Burger -RUDE

can i have your number?

daayyuummmnn girl the back of your head is RIDICULOUS 😉

and yeah i use youtube for listening to music but then i can get distracted and watch random videos

like

cat using hedgehog as a brush

funny cats compilation

yes because i am a crazy cat lady AND PROUD

so anyways Tom Fletcher from McFly just got married and this was his wedding speech/song

talk about *swooooonnnnn*  i was crying because it is SO CUTE

so

anyways this week is going to be good because i’m going to see Les Miserables with my friends and then my birthday is on 19th jan so my friends are coming over to watch Pitch Perfect. yay and i think my mum and peeta are baking marshmallow cupcakes. nomnomnom.

ALSO: february my grandparents are coming to visit for 2 weeks yay AND i’m going to see John and Hank Green. SO. EXCITED. ASDFGHJKL;

FANGIRLING COZ JOHN AND HANK GREEN KSJDHGJHADFKFBDGJ

first week back at uni wasn’t too bad Alhamdulialh =) no friends yet but i’m not sad anymore..i think i’m back to my old self woop.

anyways have a lovely weekend and week ahead. wishing you all a lovely January.

keep warm if it’s cold or keep cool and hydrated if it’s hot.

DFTBA

Happy Reading

well obviously.

basically me.

yeah you tell em josh 😉

and lastly

this is a valid excuse/reason for ANYTHING

hank green everyone

thanks for reading this. =)

so if this post has introduced to, to many wonderful hours spent on youtube procrastinating your life away pining over guys who live far away from you or authors who you love or people you want to be friends with

sadie says it sarcastically. i mean it genuinely. lol

“When we feel love and kindness towards others, it not only makes others feel loved and cared for, but it helps us also to develop inner happiness and peace.” Dalai Lama

“It takes a lot of guts to stand up anonymously in a western democracy and call for things no one else believes in – like peace and justice and freedom.” Banksy

“A man told me that for a woman, I was very opinionated. I said, ‘for a man you’re kind of ignorant’.” Anne Hathaway

PEACE. LOVE. BOOKS. =D

Fanatical About Film

Caio

i wonder what this post is all about? oh movies you say? CORRECT

so i watch a lot of movies and i do love watching movies

but i also love trailers

so here are some trailers of movies i am excited to see in the near future

or posters if there aren’t any trailers

i would review all the movies i watched if i could remember what movies i’ve seen :S there needs to be a movie website like shelfari or goodreads where you can figure out how many movies you’ve seen. sigh

so i saw Snow White and the Huntsman and it really was kind of overrated.

Men in Black 3 was AWESOME…surprisingly sad…but OMG THEY HAD BLOBFISH IN THE MOVIE LIKE WHAT??!!! I WAS SO HAPPY.because blobfish is NOT AN ALIEN HE EXISTS

IN MEN IN BLACK 3 obviously this isn’t real but he looks like that

i also watched The Five Year Engagement with Emily Blunt and Jason Segal…it was quite funny. kind of long but yeah it was good.

i’m REALLY LOOKING FORWARD TO Brave and Madagascar 3

well because it is only coming out in the UK in August even though it’s set in Scotland.

Princess Merida- one badass Princess

also i am beyond excited for Despicable Me 2

here is the brilliant trailer from the minions- those minions are too cute. BANANA

Despicable Me 2

also…I’VE BEEN WAITING FOR YEARS FOR THIS MOVIE…Monsters university…the sequel to Monsters Inc but it’s more of a prequel since it’s about how they got trained etc

pixar are just brilliant

idc i’m an ‘adult’ but i’ll be seeing this in cinemas thank you very much

also Josh Hutcherson is doing the voice over for this new movie

it’s about the environment and stuff which is awesome =)

but one of the movies i’m most looking forward to is The Perks of Being a Wallflower…you know the book by Stephen Chbosky? well yeah it’s been made into a movie and yes it’s coming out in september i think.

and logan lerman plays awkward charlie.

it’s gonna be good.

‘and in that moment i swear we were infinite’ is probably one of the most overused quotes ever

last but certainly not least Pitch Perfect which elizabeth banks produced…it looks like it could be one of those epic movies like mean girls/easy a/john tucker must die

it’s basically a glee movie

but better

of course i am super psyched for The Host in march 2013 and Percy Jackson and the Sea of Monsters since i’ve read the books.

and obviously just coz HERE’S THE CITY OF BONES OFFICIAL POSTER

August 23rd 2013

still no Finnick casting news for Catching Fire but ah well we’ll see sometime soon hopefully.

in other news THG dvd is out on August 18th in the US and 3rd September in the UK so i’ll be getting that as an Eid present then =D

here’s the poster at ComicCon San Diego

i love it. i want it.

anyhew so Happy Movie Watching

more posts to come on: baking, tv shows, islam since Ramadan is next week and other random stuff

Happy Reading

have an awesome weekend =)

xoxo

p.s i’m also going to see magic mike on monday my mum told me not to tell my dad and my bro was like WTF? 

i regret nothing

i leave you with some epic movie quotes:

‘Calling somebody else fat won’t make you any skinnier. Calling someone stupid doesn’t make you any smarter.’ Mean Girls

‘A guy and a girl can be just friends, but at one point or another they will fall for each other. Maybe temporarily, maybe at the wrong time, maybe to late, or maybe forever.’ (500) Days of Summer

‘When life gets you down, you know whatcha gotta do? Just keep swimming, just keep swimming, just keep swimming swimming swimming.’ Finding Nemo

‘Hope, it’s the only thing stronger than fear.’ The Hunger Games

‘Whatever happened to chivalry? Does it only exist in 80’s movies? I want John Cusack holding a boombox outside my window. I wanna ride off on a lawnmower with Patrick Dempsey. I want Jake from Sixteen Candles waiting outside the church for me. I want Judd Nelson thrusting his fist into the air because he knows he got me. Just once I want my life to be like an 80’s movie, preferably one with a really awesome musical number for no apparent reason. But no, no, John Hughes did not direct my life’ Easy A