“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.

“I’ve been on a lot of imaginary dates. Never filmed any of them before.” – Alex Day

I have been a rubbish blogger lately. I have a legitimate excuse though. My computer broke. Serious. It won’t turn on at all anymore. So I had to wait for boxing day to get a cheap, new laptop. And now I’m back.

“We always see our worst selves. Our most vulnerable selves. We need someone else to get close enough to tell us we’re wrong. Someone we trust.” – David Levithan

30 Days of Books

Day 26 – a book you wish would be written

They’ve already been written (see: John Green, The Perks of Being a Wallflower, Kasher in the Rye, Chelsea Handler, Nora Roberts, J.D Salinger, David Foster Wallace, Maureen Johnson, Lori Foster, Janet Evanovich, Tucker Max, Diana Palmer, E. Lockhart, Nancy Drew, Melina Marchetta, It’s Kind of a Funny Story and Ann M. Martin)

“I am not really sure which parts of myself are real and which parts are things I’ve gotten from books.” – Beatrice Sparks

30 Days of Books

Day 25 – favourite autobiographical/biographical book

All of Chelsea Handler’s books. Mindy Kaling’s Is Everyone Hanging Out Without Me and Other Concerns. Sarah Colonna’s Life As I Blow It. Tucker Max is incredibly crude, but I seriously love all of his books. Kasher in the Rye (Kasher, not Catcher people) by Moshe Kasher. I like comedy? Can you tell?

“It could have been like a fairy tale. But fairy tales aren’t real. Things don’t work like that. There’s a price for everything.” – Maureen Johnson

30 Days of Books

Day 24 – a book you later found out the author lied about

Let me first state two things:

This list is becoming a bit ridiculous.


  1. Prose literature, esp. short stories and novels, about imaginary events and people.
  2. Invention or fabrication as opposed to fact.
If fiction is a story that is not true, one would argue that ALL fiction books are lies. All inventions of the mind. All stories woven with words that hold no truth. If they’re opposed to fact, they’re opposed to truth. Truth is fact. Fiction is essentially a lie. But it’s a lie we’re all willing to believe.
Now what?

“And most importantly, don’t ever, ever, trust John Mayer. Because your body is not a wonderland.” – Grace Helbig

I must apologize for the lack of blogging lately. I’m working an extra 15 hours this week. Which doesn’t really seem like a lot, but it’s tiring and I honestly haven’t really felt like doing anything besides sleeping and watching youtube videos.. So I figured I might as well make a list of my top ten youtubers.

1. the Vlogbrothers

John and Hank Green.

2. Danisnotonfire and AmazingPhil

Dan Howell and Phil Lester

3. Jenna Marbles and Maxnosleeves

Jenna Mourey and Max

4. DailyGrace

Grace Helbig

5. Charlieissocoollike

Charlie Mcdonnell

6. Fashionrocksmysocks

Rhiannon Ashlee

7. BeautyCrush/RickyRichardsTV

Sammi Maria and Ricky Richards

8. My Drunk Kitchen

Hannah Hart

9. Michael Aranda

Michael Aranda..

10. You Deserve A Drink

Mamrie Hart

reading recommendation: franny and zooey – j.d salinger

“I was attempting to write the story of my life. It wasn’t so much about plot. It was much more about character.”

30 Days of Books

Day 23 – favourite romance novel

Definitely one by Nora Roberts. Or Lori Foster. Or Janet Evanovich. I think, probably Jewels of the Sun by Nora Roberts. I’ve read it a billion times and it’s still amazing.


adventures of an old soul

Peas and Cougars

If real life were a cartoon, I would be a triangle, which is probably better than being a square.


adventures of an old soul


By Amy Purfield-Clark

Liesl Made

like handmade, but better.


Favorite Things, Family Life, Fun Projects

amaryllis log

create something

I Swear We Were Infinite.

"I have loved the stars too fondly to be fearful of the night."