BEST OF 2014

so this post is…about 2014…the things that happened, books i’ve read etc

Books:

Throne of Glass Series by Sarah J.Maas –i still need to review these books and write a post on why everyone should read this series because Celaena is one of my favourite characters…she loves books, cake, boys and clothes AND SHE CAN SLAY…ACTUALLY SLAY…KILL PEOPLE coz she is an assassin. ultimate bamf.)

Jellicoe Road by Melina Marchetta-my friend is obsessed with Melina Marchetta and i’ve been wanting to read this book for ages because i have heard great things. this book did not disappoint.READ IT.)

Wonder by R.J.Palacio– this is supposedly a kids book. idc it is beautiful and thought provoking.

Winger by Andrew Smith– this book is so funny and heartbreaking i was laughing so much and i didn’t expect to frickin cry. it was a surprisingly good book.

Isla and the Happily Ever After by Stephanie Perkins– oh my glob. the cuteness in this book is too much. i am posting my review soon. i am such a hopeless romantic so this book was everything.

Dreams of Gods and Monsters by Laini Taylor– the final book in the daughter of smoke and bone trilogy. oh what a fat book. what an intense book. and what an ending… i really love this trilogy.

City of Heavenly Fire by Cassandra Clare– another end to a great series. i doubt i’ll be reading the other shadowhunter books but i had the best time reading about the shadowhunter world and all these characters.

sadly in 2014, quite a few of my fave series or trilogies ended so i shall be writing a post about saying goodbye to them…I AM SORRY FOR NOT POSTING AS MUCH. =(

Movies:

Mockingjay Part 1– of course this is on my list. I NEED TO SEE IT AGAIN. but it broke my heart. so proud of Katniss and oh peeta kjdhskjghdfkjghkjf. you can read my review here

Boyhood– this is the film of one boy from age 5-18. great actors and a beautiful movie.

The Grand Budapest Hotel– i love Wes Anderson movies and this was brilliant.

The Fault in our Stars– urgh the pain. so beautiful and just i love this book and the movie is good.

Guardians of the Galaxy– honestly, i had no idea what this movie was about. i knew it was marvel. so i went to see it with my friends not expecting much but omg it’s hilarious i laughed so much my fave scene is the dance off and also GROOT OMG.

The Book Thief– Rudy Steiner i just can’t with that boy

Queen: The Movie– this is a Bollywood movie- absolutely brilliant. it’s not your usual Bollywood film but it is excellent. and really funny too.

Music:

1989– Taylor Swift’s 5th album slays. it’s pop, and shake it off is good but nothing compared to the genius that is the rest of the album. my fave songs are: Style, New Romantics, Blank Space and Clean. can’t wait to jam to all these fab songs on the 1989 tour. Currently obsessed with this Blank Space/Style mash up

X– Ed Sheeran’s 2nd album is incredible. i was lucky enough to go to his concert and wow he is just amazing. my fave songs on the album are: Don’t, Tenerife Sea, Photograph, Take it Back, Thinking out Loud and Afire Love.

The 1975– love their sound: fave songs are: Chocolate, The City, Girls and Heart Out

Oh What A Life-American Authors. my friend introduced me to them and damn they are good. they are actually amazing life so was lucky enough to see them when they came to London. my fave songs are: Believer, The Best Day of My Life, Trouble, Heart of Stone and Home.

TV Shows:

Outlander i know it’s based on a book but the book has mixed reviews. the show however is brilliant. mainly because of jamie fraser but also claire is pretty badass. Season 2 is back in April 2015

Modern Family– i love this show because it is consistently funny.

Arrow– sure oliver is hot but really Felicity Smoak is amazing and olicity needs to happen but i like superhero stuff and this is a good show. also i’m loving thea’s new look and i loathe laurel.

The Flash– barry allen is adorbs. cisco is hilarious. i want more arrow/the flash crossovers

The Newsroom– this came to an end and what an ending. brilliant show.

Orange is the New Black– i love this show. it’s so funny but also really emotional. i actually hate piper, larry and alex and only care about all the other characters and their back stories. fyi it is based on a true story.

Orphan Black– i didn’t LOVE season 2 as much as i loved season 1 but i am looking forward to season 3 in April 2015.

Jane the Virgin this show is like a telenovela which is a latina drama? it’s really funny and features POC and i like the characters.

Events:

in February i went to see Taylor Swift on the RED Tour. it was magical.

in July i went to YALC– the first ever YA lit convention at Comic Con. I MET PATRICK NESS.

i also met Judy Blume…so yeah 2014 was a good year for meeting some of my fave authors.

In October i went to see Ed Sheeran on his X Tour and damn that guy is incredible.

in November i got to see American Authors in concert and wow they are phenomenal.

i made quite a few new friends. =)

even though i spent the whole year in London i had a great time.

i passed my 2nd year of uni.

moved house…like with my family so i moved from the house i’ve been in for the past 11 years. which was pretty scary and hectic but Alhamdulilah i have a massive new room and i am loving it because i can fit all my books in it!!!

Finally got to see the Charlie and the Chocolate Factory Musical!!! it was really good- so funny!

Also finally went to Winter Wonderland in Hyde Park…it’s super cold and sooo busy. kinda disappointed with the churros i had (mine are better tbh) but the magical ice kingdom was pretty cool coz it had an ICE SLIDE and also the sculptures were amazing.

so i’ve been to the Cereal Killer Cafe but i still need to go to the Cat Cafe so hopefully i’ll be able to do that in 2015. they have a huge cereal selection and the prices are reasonable.

Cereal Cafe and Winter Wonderland

Cereal Cafe and Winter Wonderland

the best thing about 2014 is i baked lots of things and read loads of books and had a great year Alhamdulilah. i am healthy and blessed and no matter what crappy thing i’m going through (usually stressing over essays or exams) i know it is temporary and i will get through it.

so despite all the crap that is going on in the world, i had a wonderful 2014.

i really hope 2015 is even better. i am excited but also pretty scared because i’m gonna be 21 and hopefully graduate university and have no idea what i want to do with my life.

but there are plenty of things to look forward to like:

  • A NEW PRINCESS DIARIES BOOK IN JUNE!!! you can read an excerpt here
  • Paper Towns movie
  • The Scorch Trials movie
  • and of course Mockingjay Part 2 (although i am dreading this because it’s the end of an era).

Have a FAB 2015!!!

thanks for reading my blog.

Happy Reading and don’t forget to follow @juwibakes on instagram.

‘today is a new day to be brand new…’

“Isn’t it nice to think that tomorrow is a new day with no mistakes in it yet?” L.M. Montgomery

more positive doodles here

“Be a little kinder than you have to.” E. Lockhart.

“A good goal should scare you a little and excite you a lot.” Chris Soriano

“Too often we underestimate the power of a touch, a smile, a kind word, a listening ear, an honest compliment, or the smallest act of caring, all of which have the potential to turn a life around.” Leo Buscaglia

indeed

When I tell people how happy I am to be living alone and living my life on my own terms and to be free and independent and empowered, the first thing they say to me is ‘Oh, don’t worry you’ll find someone’ and that is so not the point. What if your life completes itself?”  Taylor Swift

I leave you with dancing groot

shake it off groot

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

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

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

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What’s been going on in my life?

HELLO THERE FELLOW INTERNET PERSON

hope you are doing well.

you really want to know about my life?

well.

first let’s start with FRICKIN TAYLOR SWIFT. who is a big part of my life.

Taylor Swift ‘s been on her North American tour and announces her Australian tour I AM WAITING FOR HER UK TOUR which will probably be next year sometime. but here is the AMAZING 22 video which yes i had to get the cat ears headband…CAN WE TALK ABOUT HOW PERFECT THAT VIDEO IS?

i mean

how adorable is she?

SO CUTE

I MEAN WTF HOW ARE YOU SO PERF?

she just released  hew new single Everything Has Changed with Ed Sheeran it’s defo one of my fave songs from the album.

THE VIDEO IS RIDICULOUS CUTE

kjgkdsjfghkdjgshflczn

his smile tho asdfghjkl;

so frickin cute

i also totally ship sweeran but i’m happy they’re friends

SWEERAN. SHIP IT. SO adorbs

i love Ed Sheeran- been listening to his old stuff: where we land, firefly, cold coffee, fall, one night and sofa…amazing.

Taylor Swift is also releasing a NEW perfume called TAYLOR by Taylor Swift. supposedly more modern and more her style as she’s growing u. well i DID get Enchanted Wonderstruck WITH A FREE BAG. smells sweeeeeettt but nice.

it was a hint that her next album would be RED

it was a hint that her next album would be RED

AND I GOT MY TAYLOR SWIFT KEDS. AS IN THE ONES DESIGNED BY HER. WITH PAWS omg. totes adorbs.

MY BEAUTIFUL CHAMPION PAW DOT KEDS. AND MY KITTY NEO

MY BEAUTIFUL CHAMPION PAW DOT KEDS. AND MY KITTY NEO

LBD- Lizzie Bennet Diaries OMG

SO one day in february i decided to start watching THE LIZZIE BENNET DIARIES which is a webseries fictional vlogs by lizzie bennet. a modern day pride and prejudice. IT IS AWESOME. the actors are amazing and the plot is yeah so good. just watch it. SO MANY FEELS.

i love mary bennet

me

Lydia’s awesome whhaatttt

BING AND JANE OMG SO CUTE I CAN’T

i would show you darcy but no IT IS A MYSTERY…

Charlotte and Lizzie’s friendship

I JUST HAVE A LOT OF LBD FEELS OKAY. go watch it!!! =)

meeting rushda TUMBLR FRIEND WOOP. um so yeah i met like one of my internet friends during the Easter holz. IT WAS AMAZING. coz firstly she didn’t see me so i gave her a shock mwhaahahaha hen i gave her a signed copy of The Fault in our Stars and she nearly cried LOL and she got me bangles woop and we just shopped and talked and had a fabtastic time. it was surreal but lovely.

this basically sums up our friendship

fangirling over john green and books and taylor swift

so haters gonna hate

term 2 of uni finish uni HOW? SO QUICKLY: quick overview:

Intro: anthropologists from Boas to Malinoswki -very interesting learning about the founding fathers of anthropology and the few women who aren’t credited mainly Margaret Meade and Ruth Benedict

Social Theory: Durkheim and Freud to Western Marxism (Adorno, Lukacs, Benjamin and Gramsci)  i hate social theory.

Voice and Place: diaspora (i learn about the indian diaspora in South Africa and actually wrote my essay on it! my own history!)  to art and food consumption (as opposed to Marx’s focus on production) so interesting my fave part because each week it’s a new topic and area of anthropology. so the concept of terroir to museums and art etc

SPPAA: religion and politics, ICC, regime change hegemony, US and politics, Cambodia, just makes me so angry- politics is so annoyingly frustrating and i’m such a pessimist. it’s like learning about the International Criminal Court and how they’ve only caught like 2 people and US haven’t even signed up coz they don’t want any of their own people in jail. and just the US and their stupid policies and urgh. religion and politics about secularism and how religion is bad but no it isn’t just don’t mix religion and politics but alas for many countries they’re interdependent.

yeah so i finished uni. exams sucked. let’s not go there. i just need to pass.  i didn’t exactly make many friends. but i did really enjoy all the spoken word events. =)

this pretty much sums up my first year of uni

i had fun. but it was lonely. and so much work.

IT IS SUMMER NOW BUT OMG idek it frickin SNOWED IN APRIL AND HAILED IN MAY! the poor animals.  WE. HAD. SNOW. IN. APRIL. that is meant to be spring. the weather has been fluctuating from 10-15 degrees Celsius but this past week it’s been about 18-20 so it’s been lovely and SUNNY. so i can wear my maxi dresses and skirts =P

basically

good thing i’m going to South Africa. BUT IT’S GONNA BE WINTER THERE. BUT IT’S USUALLY 20 DEGREES SO THAT’S FINE. I JUST NEED SUNSHINE. VITAMIN D!!!

Maya’s House Party: UM BEST PARTY EVER. i danced to one song  (Misery Business) and spent the rest of the night talking. yeah how badass of me. COZ I AM COOL LIKE THAT LOL.

goes to party. spends night talking.

met some amazing people. had random convos but yeah it was so much fun. and people respected my choice on not drinking and i just had coke  (the drink which i dnt even like) which kept me up lol coz i went home pretty late but her house is so close so my dad actually picked me up which was nice of him. i just, i’m a shy person but i DO TALK A LOT once i’m comfortable or it’s an interesting topic so yeah.

lately i’ve been terrified about The Future and WHAT AM I GOING TO DO WITH MY LIFE? possibly going through an existential crisis where i’m like

kugfkjfgkrDJSFHLFKDSF.

basically

and just felt like curling up in a ball and crying/sleeping forever and just yeah

but what got me through it? Praying. God is always there. i know i will ALWAYS have God and Books. if i talk to my friends about it THEY DON’T UNDERSTAND coz they are having SUCH A GREAT TIME. but yeah. i’m okay now i think. i just get really stressed. =(

Paramore’s new album- so good. still into you video.

awesome song

yes it is a different sound but it’s fun to experiment. =)

and fave songs: hate to see your heart break, aint it fun, proof, last hope, fast in my car and now

DEMI: fave songs are Warrior, Something that we’re not, really don’t care (i don’t like cher Lloyd but it’s such an awesome tune) , two pieces, neon lights, fire starter and without the love. IT’S SUCH A GOOD ALBUM. demi lovato is awesome. hope she comes on tour in the UK.

heart attack video.

EMBLEM 3’s album Nothing to Lose is out sometime in July or August but you can pre-order it on iTunes.

their first song is Chloe  cheesy pop but soon they will release awesome MEANINGFUL music. dnt be quick to judge.

LOL gotta love drew

also check out his song Something Else

and i just love Keaton and his obsession with cats and Wesley is awesome and i just love EMBLEM3 and their friendship and sadly they’re gonna be seen as a boyband coz they’re on the cover of like J-14 and whatnot but you don’t see Lawson or ATL on those teen magazines lol. but one day they’ll show the world what they’re is all about- inspiring people. =)

i’m going to see Imagine Dragons in November OMG CAN’T WAIT. check out the video for Demons. woah. so emotional.

for my friend’s birthday we went to Tinseltown AND I WAS REUNITED WITH MY OREO MILKSHAKE COZ THEY MAKE THE BEST OREO MILKSHAKE.

went to the zoo with one of my friends. wore my giraffe top. saw SLOTHS

AN ACTUAL SLOTH OMG

AN ACTUAL SLOTH OMG

LEMURS

KING JULIAN. no wait i am king julian so these are my lemur friends

KING JULIAN. no wait i am king julian so these are my lemur friends

PENGUINS

awwww

awwww

AH SO MANY ANIMALS. sadly no pandas or elephants.  FLUFFY CHICKENS. but i’ll be going SA so hopefully i’ll go safari. the bugs and oh how wonderful animals are. it made me happy/sad because i love animals but then i want them to be FREE and in their natural habitat but stupid poachers and habitat loss are making lots of them become endangered species that need protecting. the tiger was the most heartbreaking BUT it was really awesome coz it saw a squirrel but the squirrel got away lol.

babysitting: first time wowza. overnight wasn’t so bad. just watched cake boss and read my book and made HOMEMADE POPCORN had to google it tho lol and damn i made some money!!! =) my first actual job where i got paid omg. it was family friends but still.

BARJIS Summer Tea Party- lovely day. for BARJIS London showcasing her new scarf collection. the cupcakes by The Natural Cake Emporium. were so yummy and beautiful. it was a busy day helping out with the clothes and setting the place up.

beautiful and YUMMY.

beautiful and YUMMY.

cleaning my room- always uncover weird things and memories. and it takes me ages even though my room is tiny. found some old journals *CRINGE* from like when i was 10. 😐 omg the shame LOL

omg i think i wrote this when i was 12 HAHA

omg i think i wrote this when i was 12 HAHA

haters gonna hate.

urgh finale season came and went. SO EMOTIONAL

New Girl: TAYLOR SWIFT was on the finale. for like 5 secs lol. but omg the episode with DYLAN O’BRIEN

look at him being so adorable urgh

anyways the finale. cece’s sari was disgusting and tacky. but jess looked lovely.

i really like elizabeth but it’s obv schmidt will choose cece…

NICK AND JESS THO SO CUTE I CAN’T

The Mindy Project: this show is hilarious. i love morgan but OMG CASEY IS LIKE PERFECT like he is the Minister and he is just so nice and amazing and i love him. but of course i ship danny and mindy. but urgh this show and the FEELS.

Doctor Who:  I DON’T EVEN KNOW WHAT TO SAY BECAUSE WTF WAS THAT FINALE OMG CLARA AND OMG THE DOCTOR AND wow i really don’t like River Song like just no. but omg the doctor and frickin john hurt and omg 50TH ANNIVERSARY SPECIAL ON 23RD NOVEMBER. so confused. ALSO MATT SMITH IS LEAVING DOCTOR WHO. THE 12TH DOCTOR HAS BEEN REVEALED LOL

Arrow: I SHIP FELICITY AND OLIVER OMG

she likes him obv

anyways FRICKIN TOMMY OMG NOOO WHYYY URGH I HATE LAUREL SHE IS SUCH  A BIATCH.

Hart of Dixie: MY FEELS. MY EMOTIONS. OMG. i knew zoe would go to NYC and urgh jonah would be there. I JUST…ZOE AND WADE 5EVER OKAY. levan and annabeth are so adorbs tho

he said it omg

so glad Teen Wolf is back because i love DYLAN O’BRIEN AS STILES

awkward: i just love matty

that smile *swoon*

jenna is so frickin annoying

colin is totally irrelevant he needs to just go away

sadie and ming are my fave

Modern Family: this show is actually so funny. crazy families. =P

The Middle: i really love this show evn though it’s just CRINGE

but Axl and Cassidy are just too cute

adorbs

ah so we have come to the end of this update of my life

yeah so uneventful i just read, watch tv and blog tbh. and go out occasionally.

so i shall be going to South Africa but i shall try and keep up with the blogging once i’m there.

anyways. have a great Summer or Winter or holiday or just week.

Happy Reading

DFTBA

xoxo

p.s my review for Sarah Dessen’s The Moon and More

pp.s THIS IS HAPPENING I AM SO EXCITED

ppp.s THIS is my jam

KITTY

indeed

omg lol

THIS IS THE BEST

awww kitty

E3 lyrics- lost in the sound

HEDGEHOG AND KITTY

HATERS GONNA HATE shirt taylor swift wore

Always have the highest bar for yourself. Wake up everyday and no matter how crappy you feel, want to change something for the better. Do something that makes someone happy. Create something that inspires someone. Be someone’s light when they are hopeless. Dave Grohl

“You will always be too much of something for someone: too big, too loud, too soft, too edgy. If you round out your edges, you lose your edge.Apologize for mistakes. Apologize for unintentionally hurting someone — profusely. But don’t ever apologize for being who you are.” Danielle LaPorte

We sometimes encounter people, even perfect strangers, who begin to interest us at first sight, somehow suddenly, all at once, before a word has been spoken.  Fydor Dostoevsky

I don’t like what you are doing, but I won’t insult you for it. You know why? Because who you are tomorrow may be better than who I am today. Tariq Ramadan

PEACE. LOVE. BOOKS. =D

October Awesomeness

SAALLLLAAAAMMMM fellow people of the world spice up your life lol

no seriously people readin gmy blog thank you i appreciate it like i don’t know why you’d be interested in my life unless you know me personally then it’s just funny and awkward that ur ead it but i’m just gonna shout out to my AMAZINGLY WONDERFUL AND AWESOME cousin Zahraa you know who you are =)

so i just KNEW October was gonna be amazing

and alhamdulilah i was right

well first week of October was alsomy first proper week at university

so…

so basically i wrote this post and it has amazing quotes and pictures and when it ried to preview it it wouldn’t and the draft didn’t get saved so IT ALL GOT LOST AND NOW I REALLY CAN’T BE BOTHERED TO DO IT ALL AGAIN COZ I JUST FEEL LIKE NO

urgh

but i will

u shld appreciate it and it better get lots of views actually i don’t care i’m doing it coz i want to do it and i love my blog and i need to blog about all of this stuff sigh

BARE WITH

so first thing’s first.

university.

is going well thank the lord.

Introduction to Anthropology- we get to watch a short film after each lecture

Social Theory

Voice and Place- every week it’s a different topic so last week we did human sacrifice of the yoruba people in 19th century nigeria. fun times.

State, people, power in asia and africa- this is a politics course which talks about colonialism, decolonisation, neocolonialism etc

there’s a LOT OF READING but i love it and the tutorials are awesome coz u get to discuss the readings and i have people from all over the world in my lecture and tutorials mostly europeans

but there is this one guy…

his name is Josh.

he’s American.

He’s blonde.

and really clever. and likes reading…

just saying

so everyone at SOAS is really friendly and i love the atmosphere and there’s always something going on so yeah it’s pretty cool i’m still adjusting and kind of only have one friend but she’s okay she likes nutella and spongebob so that’s cool.

i’m just REALLY REALLY shy at first so it takes a while for me to break free and yeah i’d rather someone come say hi to me then i can uphold a conversation otherwise i just sit and read my book.

so i finally saw THE PERKS OF BEING A WALLFLOWER

so beautiful

go read the book if you haven’t it’s really short and so brilliant and the movie is phenomenal. the cast are incredible and yes i laughed a lot but also teared up. it’s emotional.

Moonrise Kingdom

what a movie

so the story is basically about these 2 kids who run away and fall in love it’s really cute and just what a wonderful story and well made and the cast are brilliant. also really funny.

Brave

pretty good

i kind of thought it was overrated. i mena i enjoyed it and i love pixar animation and the landscape was pehnomenal and it was really funny but the story wasn’t THAT great and it was kind of dissapointing in that there was so much expectations but i liked it. i do like Princess Merida coz she’s so badass and can shoot an arrow but i felt bad for her mum. her little brothers were adorable little rascals and her dad was really funny.

Madagascar 3: Europe’s Most Wanted

POLKA DOT CIRCUS

mwahahahaha so funny. you know chris rock who does the voice for marty just came up with that and they thought it was so awesome so they put it in the movie. =P

i love the fact that king julian falls in love with a bear and he sings a lot

*SPOILER ALERT* THEY MAKE IT TI NEW YORK.

but…

well you have to watch it to find out =P

Hotel Transylvania

BRILLIANT

ah such a brilliant movie. so funny and ah i love it. i love all the monsters and just too funny. SCREAM CHEESE. when am i gonna zing? =(

also DRACULA CAN RAP

Casablanca

a classic

so yes i finally watched this and i think it’s kinda overrated but i enjoyed it. the girl was kinda  a biatch but hey they’ll always have paris. and here’s to you kid. it was cute but i was surprised at the end but hey he did love her.

i do like those old fashioned guys who wear suits and have those sexy deep voices and that charm and charisma and he genuinely loved her. awww.

TV Shows:

Suits- i’m on season 2 and it’s just a really good show i love mike ross and i really hope he gets with rachel eventually. also donna is awesome and harvey. it’s a lawyer programme.

The Vampire Diaries- yay it started again elena is really annoying. i hope rebekkah and matt get together.

New Girl- i just want nick and jess to get together. new girl is hilarious though i mean schmidt is just too funny.

The Mindy Project- actually really funny show

Modern Family- never fails to make me laugh

2 Broke Girls- always funny

The Middle- i love axl okay don’t judge

Hart of Dixie- i really like zoe and wade together but zoe needs to sort her life out.

Doctor Who- i hate river song. sad to say bye to the ponds but at least they’re together. awww the doctor i love him can’t wait to meet the new companion =)

Suburgatory- new season starts soon yay such a funny show

Elementary- new sherlock holmes show set in NYC. looks good.

American Horror Story- i can’t wait coz adam levine is in it

can’t wait for the Pretty Little Liars Halloween episode it’s gonna be so creepy as always.

but yeah as you can see i watch waaayyyy too much tv. and i also get too emotionally invested in the tv shows…not good.

BUT GUESS WHICH BOOK I FINALLY READ?

WAR IS PEACE
FREEDOM IS SLAVERY
IGNORANCE IS STRENGTH

this book was totally mindblowingly awesome. just go read it. seriously it’s one of those books EVERYONE tells yu to read so you’re like no i’ll read whatever i choose to and i don’t want to read this but just pick it up and give it a go. and you won’t stop. okay it took me a few days to get into it but then i was hooked and it was so gripping and intense. and what a plot twist.

that society where everything you do or say or think is monitored and there is no privacy or even nice chocolate and there is no history because they change the past to suit them so you only have your memory but you can’t really rely on that either and it’s scary what the people get up to and are capable of blind obedience and whatnot.

it was banned for a reason. because of how relevant it is. it’s always going to be relevant.

at times i’ll admit it felt like reading an essay but it’s just an incredible novel. terrifying to say the least.

but ever wondered where Big Brother and Room 101 came from? this book.

so after this i had to read a really funny book to cope. i quite like memoirs/autobiographies so i’m currently reading Jenny Lawson’s one. she is The Blogess.

http://thebloggess.com/

in music news:

WE ALL KNOW WHO HAS AN ALBUM COMING OUT IN 2 WEEKS. why yes it IS TAYLOR SWIFT how did you know?

so taylor is releasing a song each week and so far we have: We Are Never Ever Getting Back Together and the music video for that

Begin Again. she filmed the music video in Paris but i don’t know when she is releasing the video

Red, the title song and I Knew You Were Trouble. so tomorrow we get a new song and then the week after THE WHOLE ALBUM. i can’t wait to hear the song with ed sheeran.

in other news:

THE MORTAL INSTRUMENTS CITY OF BONES SNEAK PEEK (i will not be held responsible for anyone having fangirl heart attacks)

http://shadowhunterfordeppand-hiddles.tumblr.com/post/33363315319/tmi-exclusive-video-for-all-viewers-uk-people

I CANNOT WAIT FOR THE MOVIE THE CAST LOOK AWESOME YAY

also there’s been some more CATCHING FIRE STILLS

Haymitch and Peeta playing chess

JUST LOOK AT THOSE ARM MUSCLES *SWOON*

anyhew so hope everyone had an awesome weekend

enjoy the week

i leave you with some cool stuff as always lol

Happy Reading

xoxo

PEACE. LOVE. BOOKS. =D

excellent advice

“Confidence is the only key. I know a lot of people who aren’t traditionally ‘beautiful’ — not symmetrical or perfect-bodied or perfect-skinned. But none of that matters because all that shines through is their confidence, humor and comfort with themselves. I can’t think of any better representation of beauty than someone who is unafraid to be herself.” Emma Stone

my future husband ‘you’ve got a smile that could light up this whole town’

he makes me go kugjeragfaugsdfjhadsygaekiudks

“My level of awkward makes everyone feel normal.” Taylor Swift

Happy Halloween- Grim and Dracula dancing. you’re welcome

“The burning of a book is a sad, sad sight, for even though a book is nothing but ink and paper, it feels as if the ideas contained in the book are disappearing as the pages turn to ashes and the cover and binding — which is the term for the stitching and glue that holds the pages together — blacken and curl as the flames do their wicked work. When someone is burning a book, they are showing utter contempt for all of the thinking that produced its ideas, all of the labor that went into its words and sentences, and all of the trouble that befell the author.” Lemony Snicket

Peeta and I baked homemade oreos nomnomnom

“People inspire you, or they drain you — pick them wisely.” Hans F. Hansen

yep that’s my cat Neo. and yes that is our collection of books. we have more. trust me.

“Literature adds to reality, it does not simply describe it. It enriches the necessary competencies that daily life requires and provides; and in this respect, it irrigates the deserts that our lives have already become.” C. S. Lewis