Book related(ish) Rant- writing & things

  If you’ve been following this blog for a while, then you’d know that I have a fond interest in writing, so now, on this peaceful monday I will tell you of my interest…

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When I was little (about 2ish), I began writing my own stories, now I couldn’t writell so it was all just X, O and I. Example: XXOOOIXIO. Nobody else could read it besides moi, they were normallyou about princesses and castles as I was just an average girl who liked pink.

Well, that was that really.

But when I went to school I was introduced to the wider world (a very small corner really but so huge in contrast to my little world), here I really flourished, in my own way anyway.

The next year or two was where I really progessd. Wse had this reading carousel and one of the activities was writing. Just general writing, about anything and everything we wanted to. It was so varied that one time I wrote about my aunt and uncles wedding and another time about an attic or something like that. Yeah, it was good.

Now, a dreaded topic that is a nightmare for some and others a dream of unicorns (weirdos (jokes, don’t worry your still awsome)),spooky spellingpookyghastly grammer. I think you’ve already guessed my thoughts, I hated it. It would always be there like a pesky itch- it will be gone for a bit and then ahhhh it’s back again.

Nowdays, I enjoy reading the Writing Magazine and doing the odd story or poem. Just casual really.

and now other stuff…

I’ve been thinking recently and have to the conclusion that a readathon would be nice, I am not sure when yet so please feel free to say a date (preferably before the 6th and up to a week long), if you’d like to join of course.

Well that’s it for today, I like doing posts like this so it will most properly happen again some day…

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July Wrap Up & other rambles

Firstly, I must apologise for the lack of blog posts recently- I’ve got some great news, I’ve moved! The new house is spacious and more room for books shelves! Anyway, let me grab you into the actual post.

I read 6 (ish), books this month and enjoyed everyone of them for different reasons. Here they are with pictures this time!

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978159514188013 Reasons Why  4/5 stars

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MatchedMatched 2/5 stars

So, a good month when it comes to reading despite everything!

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The Hate You Give

5/5 stars

I’m sure (I hope), I wasn’t the only one who hadn’t gotten round to reading The Hate U Give till now, despite all the hype. Now I’ve finally read it I feel like I’ve read half of my tbr- how I wish that could actually happen.

Enough rambling, we will begin!

The Hate U Give is about Starr, a black girl who lives in a gang infested neighbourhood but, goes to a school that’s mostly white dominated. She prefers to keep her two lives separate- this all changes when she witnesses her best friend being shot by a cop.

You know the story…

Starr’s character has so much depth, in fact all the characters are like this. It’s as if you could write whole novels of their lives.

The story has as much depth as the characters themselves, it unravels to reveall secrets as well as issues to do with the neighbourhood and it’s (sometimes dangerous), citizens.

The topic (Black Lives Matter Movement), is one that was in need of addressing and Angie Thomas portrayed it wonderfully!

I don’t have anything bad to say about it (it’s that amazing!). Although it did make me want to punch something which does say something about how honest it was about life these days.

Everyone should read this book- it changes your thoughts and feelings untill you really do want to make a difference to our lives and of those around us.

So,

What did you think of the book? What Books are like it? What type of cupcake would Starr be? Have you read it?

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Thanks for reading,

girlwiththeglasses 

 

3 ideas for dorm rooms

Hello everyone! I hope your week so far has been good, mine has anyway.

It’s been a while since I’ve posted  anything on boarding school sorry for those who were interested on the subject, but today I’m returning with ideas for dorm rooms!

Let’s just jump right in:

1.

pimp up your pin board!

I don’t know about other schools but my school provides pin boards, which we put up our timetables along with photos/ quotes and notes from friends. Here are some good examples of creative pin boards…

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2. Lights, Camera, Action

I haven’t actually seen these at school , but it’s seems a nice idea!

3. All about the bed

If you are trying to minimise packing amounts do not do this, but it’s always looks good when there’s plenty of pillows and throws on your bed. They’re also good for floor beds on Saturday evening movies!

 

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Thanks for reading,

Girlwiththeglasses

The Mid-Year(ish) Freak Out Tag

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I’ve only read 19 books so far this year so some topics I am going to struggle a bit on, bear with me…

Anyway, here it is ENJOY!😌

 

1.Best Book You’ve Read So Far 2017?

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Probably The Jewel because when it ended on that horribly amazing cliff hanger I was totally speechless.

2.Best Sequel Of 2017 So Far?

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I know, I know your probably going to want attack me through the screen (or worse, be expelled (no wrong thing), unfollow me (I know, it’s an awful thing😮)), I hadn’t read The Hunger Games untill this year! But I loved both Catching Fire and Mokingjay very much.

3.New Release You Haven’t Read Yet But You Want To?

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Well, there’s quite a lot that I haven’t read yet but my BIGGEST want to read is The Hate You Give- I know that’s really bad and what’s worse is the fact that both my Mother and my Grandpa have read it and not me.😶

4.Most Anticipated Release Of The 2nd Half Of 2017?

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There are two answers to this question from me, one being the book everone is talking about (they both die in the end) and You Bring The Distant Near which sounds really interesting but not as well known.

5.Biggest Disappointment?

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I wasn’t really expecting much from The Ruby In The Smoke as the overall storyline seemed bland and didn’t appeal much to me. It turned out not being a good read for me at all anyway.

6.Biggest Suprise?

Both The Dragonfly Pool and Here I Stand were picked up with mixed feelings (The Dragonfly Pool was just a 35p buy so if it didn’t like it (which I suspected), no money wasted), but they both turned out really well!

7. Favourite New Author (debut of new to you)

I’m sorry I can’t be bothered to list them all.

8.Newest Fictional Crush?

Gail from The Hunger Games and Ash from The Jewel #Team Gail😙

9. Newest favourite character?

Sophie from The Sinclairs Mysteries and Sammie from The Memory Book.

10. Book That Made You Cry?

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I don’t actually cry at books 🙊🙊🙊but BUT I almost cried at 13 Reasons Why.

11. Book That Made You Happy?

The Dragonfly Pool was a generally happy book and tackled quite a few thought-provoking subjects.

12.Favourite Book-To-Movie Adaptation You’ve Seen This Year?

Well, I haven’t really watched any adaptations this year (besides Harry Potter, but I’d seen it millions of times before), but I have watched The Hunger Games which was very, very bad.😐

13. Favourite Book Reveiw You’ve Written This Year?

I have no idea….

14. Most Beautiful Book Cover You’ve Bought This Year?

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Why did they have to throw THIS question at me! I suppose Matched should be listed as well Lady Midnight- I just have to many books to chose from!

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15. What Books Do You Need To Read By The End Of The Year?

To much. I definatly should read Divergent, The Book Thief and Lord Of Shadows.

It’s finally done!

I don’t how long it took you to answer these questions but it took me 2 days! Anyway, I hoped you enjoyed this blog and I’m sorry for the lack of pictures- everthing always disappears or it just messes up.

Thank for reading,

girlwiththeglasses😊🤓

Here’s a nice little quote for you all:

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The Painted Dragon- Spoiler Free Reveiw

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Lillian and Sophie are pulled into yet another dangerous mystrey and this time it’s trickier than ever. With the openning of Mr.Lyle’s art exhibition coming up the last thing anyone wants to happen is the king’s painting to disapear and be repalced by a fake. With no direct leads the two are stuck, but with help from art students Jack and Leo the mystrey might be solved after all.

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First of all, the covers for every book in this series so far have been beautiful and that’s what makes me pick them up. This one was no different, but the actual contents of the book was far from the normal.

never thought I’d say this: the mystrey aspect of it was to easy, simple to solve infact. I solved it almost immediatly, I’m not sure of that’s my AMAZING *coughs* solving skills or not but, you get what I mean, I solved it and I normally can’t.

It wasn’t all bad though, it was still nicely descriptive and conjoured up a clear image of each destination they travelled to. The relationship between Lil and Sophie is really quite sweet and stands out nicely. A great aspect.

 

Thanks for reading and I hope you have a good week!

GirlWithTheGlasses😊🤓

 

Readathon Results

To be honest, I’ve never done a readathon before so I wasn’t completely sure what to expect but it turned quite good (for a first timer anyway.) 

The first day was focused, extremely focused. I blocked out any distractions and read. Here are may results for Day 1:

Day 1:

Lady Midnight: 10 pages

13 Reasons Why: 288 (whole book)

Today (day 2) was less concentrated and I found that helped me and I read more. It was probably more of a variety than more pages read. Anyway…

Day 2:

Lady Midnight:31 pages

The Painted Dragon: 205 pages

Tyger, Tyger (and other poems): 21 pages

Overall:

555 pages

That’s okay if you ask me.

Thanks for reading!😊

GirlWithTheGlasses