Monthly Archives: January 2013

“Nothing makes a woman feel more like a girl than a man who sings like a boy.” – Pitch Perfect

    30 Days of Books: Volume II
    Day 8 – Most overrated book
    I think most Danielle Steel novels are horribly overrated. I’ve read a couple that I eventually finished, but I just really don’t like reading her work. And I know that plenty of people love her work, it’s just not my cup of tea.

“Lilly says I have an overactive imagination and a pathological need to invent drama in my life.” – Meg Cabot

More excuses for the lack of blogging.

I’ve recently started another job, so now instead of working 30ish hours a week, the past two weeks I’ve been working 50+ hours. And that’s not including taking care of the bed and breakfast and guests. So once I get home, I mostly just fall into bed. Which sucks because I like blogging and I like creating things. I haven’t knitted a single thing since before Christmas. But by this time next week my training shifts will be done and my hours will even out and I’ll have plenty of time for other things. I did manage to find time to organize my new bookshelves that I recently bought and as I organized, I counted and I have over 900 books. That’s a lot of books, guys. I also never realized that The Princess Diaries movies were based off books, probably because I was 7 when the movies came out. But I recently discovered that so I started reading the books, AND THEY ARE SO GOOD.

That’s all.

“You’re not a one hundred dollar bill, not everyone is going to like you.” – Meg Cabot

30 Days of Books: Volume II

Day 7 – Most underrated book

I don’t know what book this be for me. I don’t wanna sound like a book snob and say that I don’t read books that aren’t well reviewed and what not, but I think that might be true.  I think maybe Diary of a Mad Fat Girl by Stephanie McAfee or Adventures in Solitude: What Not to Wear to a  Nudist Potluck and Other Stories From Desolation Sound by Grant Lawrence. I don’t know.

“Frankie appreciated both the accolades and the rejections equally, because both meant she’d had an impact. She wasn’t a person who needed to be liked so much as she was a person who liked to be notorious.” – E. Lockhart

30 Days of Books

Day 6 – a book that makes you sad

Up until recently, even though I read a lot of books, I didn’t read sad books. If I thought there was a remote possibilty that it would not be a happy ending, I wouldn’t read it. Same goes for movies. I don’t know what was wrong with me. And I didn’t really read any Young Adult novels because I found that they weren’t always happy-go-lucky and I didn’t like that. And then my Sociology teacher recommended The Perks of Being a Wallflower (which does not make me sad) and then I read The Fault in Our Stars because, according to, if you like the former, you will love the latter. So I got The Fault in Our Stars and read it. And sobbed. And sobbed. And sobbed. Because that is one heartbreaking book. And one would think that I wouldn’t want to read it anymore, since I prefer happy endings, but I keep re-reading it. Because it’s so well written. Even though it makes me sad, it still makes me happy.

“How was I supposed to concentrate on my mental health when my therapist was encased in orange sparkle madness?” -E. Lockhart

30 Days of Books

Day 5 – a book that makes you happy

The first book that popped into my head when I thought about answering this question was Saving Francesca. Because I love everything about that book. I like all the topics that it touches on, I really love the characters and the ending is a right proper ending. There are other books that make me laugh more and other books that about happier things but there is something about this book that just makes me feel good.

Fun Fact: the first book related tattoo I got is from Saving Francesca.

*I’m doubling up on posts today for 30 Days of Books because we spent 11 hours travelling yesterday and I was too tired when we got home.

“You can’t have an ending. It’s impossible. Because unlike in the movies, life goes on. You’re never at the end until you die.” – E. Lockhart

I’m home from vacation. I hate coming home. I also hate leaving to go on vacation. There’s a John Green quote: “It is so hard to leave—until you leave. And then it is the easiest goddamned thing in the world.” And I don’t think there is anything more true. But I still hate leaving. I love being in Powell River, I love seeing my uncle and his girlfriend and I love relaxing. But I missed my kitties and dog. It is nice to be in my own home and sleep in my own bed, but being in Powell River also feels like home. I took way more photos than I usually do (I usually take approximately three photos), and now WordPress won’t let me upload more than one. So I’ll leave you with my favourite photo of the trip until I figure out how to upload the rest of my.



reading recommendation: the boyfriend list – e. lockhart

“I’m gonna finish him like a cheesecake.” – Pitch Perfect

30 Days of Books

Day 3 – favourite book series

My current favourite series is the Ruby Oliver series by E. Lockhart. I can seriously relate to Ruby Oliver. I love the way E. Lockhart writes. I have some other favourites, like trilogies that Nora Roberts has written. And the Babysitters Club. I really like reading series. I like it when characters are reaccuring and stories are continued. My favourite is when there’s a series or a trilogy and it ends and then the author writes another book like ten years later, with one of the kids or something. If that makes sense? I think it does. I like it when everything continues on.

“Get busy living, or get busy dying.” – Shawshank Redemption

30 Days of Books: Volume II

Day 2 – a book you’ve read more than 3 times

I think the book that I’ve probably read the most is Saving Francesca by Melina Marchetta. It’s one of my all-time favourites. I first read it in grade seven, I think, and I’ve read it so many times since then that I’ve memorized half the book. But I still love reading it. And I was so attached to this book that I didn’t bother keeping my eyes open so sequels and then in 2012, I realized that there was a sequel. Which I have read 3 times.

“I find I’m so excited, I can barely sit still or hold a thought in my head. I think it’s the excitement only a free man can feel, a free man at the start of a long journey whose conclusion is uncertain. I hope I can make it across the border. I hope to see my friend and shake his hand. I hope the Pacific is as blue as it has been in my dreams. I hope.” – Shawshank Redemption

Since I had to buy a new laptop and my old laptop will not turn on at all, I lost my 30 Days of Books list. Not that I am complaining, cause the list sucked, but not I obviously cannot finish a list that I no longer have saved on my computer. So I decided to just start a new one, and to actually read all the days before starting it. So, from this day forward:

30 Days of Books: Volume II

Day 1 – Best book you read last year

I read so many good books in 2012. I think probably the best one is Will Grayson, Will Grayson by John Green. Or The Fault in Our Stars by John Green and David Levithan. Will Grayson, Will Grayson just has so many perfect parts about it. The characters are so relatable, so well written that you can’t help but fall in love. The dialogue is incredible. Even though it’s written by two different authors, the entire story flows nicely. I think I like it even more because it’s written by two different authors. Two different perspectives in one book is a nice change. I love all of John Green’s other books and I’ve read other books by David Levithan and I think they’re great as well. I especially like the books he’s co-written with Rachel Cohn. I am trying to read all the YA novels that I can while I am still a young adult. So far, so good.

“Andy Dufresne – who crawled through a river of shit and came out clean on the other side.” – Shawshank Redemption

I’m currently in my favourite place right now. My favourite place being Powell River. Well, technically Lund. Powell River is this little ocean town up the Sunshine Coast, and Lund is an even smaller ocean village farther up. It’s as far up the coast as you can go. Mile zero. I love it. My uncle lives here, so we get to hang out with all the locals. It’s peaceful and quiet, there are thousands of places to explore and when you’re done exploring pletny of time to relax. People drop by just to say hello and lend a hand when it’s needed. I’ve taken a crap load of pictures, but since we’re in the middle of nowhere, the internet is crap and I can’t upload my pictures yet. They’re coming soon, I promise. That’s about it. I’m reading lots of books and eating delicious food.


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