Little Peek #5 : May 2016

Hello Guys !

I’M BAAAACK ! Okay, not really, I still have one more exam to go on Friday, then I’ll spend the week-end hibernating but I’ll officially be back Monday and I cannot wait for it. Two weeks is way too long to be away from you lovely potatoes.

LITTLE PEEK

OH AND WHAT IS THIS ?

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You people are insane for following me ! And I love you so much for it !! This community is truly the best thing that happened to me in a long while and I feel like it changed me in some ways. This journey is just at its beginning for me and I can’t wait to see what more it brings because I’m sure it has a lot more to offer. And also, I met some wonderful people and made great friends that I wouldn’t have know otherwise and that opened my eyes to so many new things too. So, this is has all been positive. One last huge infinite thanks to all of you and without further ramblings let’s get to the wrap-up.

This month being my finals’ month was even more stressful than last, I thought I was going to loose my mind last week (this one is on the easier side). That being said, I still managed to read 8 books and I’m so happy about that number, other than that I read three 5stars books (and DNF one but let’s forget about that minor detail) so it was an amazing reading month. As usual, the titles are direct links to the Goodreads pages.

NEVER, NEVER #1 – COLLEEN HOOVER & TARRYN FISHER

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I buddy-read this one with my twinnie  and fangirling partner Marie @ Drizzle and Hurricane Books and I quite frankly don’t know what to think of it yet. It was so confusing and interesting and addicting all at the same time and I still don’t understand a thing and it drives me nuts every time I start thinking of it. We’re reading the next one in June and I’m so excited for it to happen !

 

 

“How odd to be made of flesh, balanced on bone, and filled with a soul you’ve never met.”

ONYX – JENNIFER L. ARMENTROUT

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If you’ve read my rant you already know how I feel about this .

I don’t want to go to much into it because it’s going to bring up some unwanted feelings and frustrations and my little heart cannot take it at the moment. So, I’ll redirect you to my review and let you see for yourself.

39% DNF

 

“Daemon pressed his forehead against mine. “Oh, I still want to strangle you. But I’m insane. You’re crazy. Maybe that’s why. We just make crazy together.”

THE SKY IS EVERYWHERE – JANDY NELSON

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Feelings. FEELINGS ARE EVERYWHERE. I still can’t wrap my head around how much Jandy Nelson’s books make me feel, it’s too much. What kind of sorcery does she use? Does anyone know? Can anyone disclose that to me? I’ll pay, promise!

This book was beauty imprinted on paper and I loved it, here’s my review for it.

4 stars

“The sky is everywhere, it begins at your feet.”

ELEANOR & PARK – RAINBOW ROWELL

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This was not only my first re-read this year but also the first in a long long time AND it was an audiobook.

So… I liked it more that the first time BUT I’m still not okay with that ending, it just frustrates the shit out of me but I love the characters though. As for audiobooks, I think they’re not my thing and I’ll stick to reading reading from now on.

3.5 stars

“Eleanor was right. She never looked nice. She looked like art, and art wasn’t supposed to look nice; it was supposed to make you feel something.”

CLOCKWORK PRINCESS – CASSANDRA CLARE

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This book has rendered me speechless, freaking emotionally wrecked and in a terrible hangover. I think that I didn’t read a word for 3 whole days afterwards. I just kept thinking about how a single book can break my heart and mend it back together at the same time.

This was the perfect ending to this series. Everything I wanted and more.

5 stars

“Life is a book, and there are a thousand pages I have not read. I would read them together with you, as many as I can, before I die -“

CRESS – MARISSA MEYER

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This book was a freaking tornado, I wasn’t bored for one second throughout the whole thing. Shit kept happening so fast and I was sitting here taking it all in, out of breath, a stupid face on.

I loved so much and did a bunch of fangirling because of ships, and SO MANY OF THEM HAVE SAILED. It’s ridiculous. And bonus points for the humour.

5 stars

“Captain?”
“Yeah?”
“Do you think it was destiny that brought us together?”
He squinted and, after a thoughtful moment, shook his head. “No. I’m pretty sure it was Cinder.”

THE MESSENGER – MARKUS ZUSAK

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Here’s to finally reading another book by one of my favorite authors of all time. I had high expectation for this book and it met them. But in a weird way. It wasn’t what I expected it to be but it still became a favorite of mine.

This book is just bloody brilliant and beautiful in its own way and I just need everybody to read it and soak it in.

5 stars

“It’s not a big thing, but I guess it’s true–big things are often just small things that are noticed.”

ANNA AND THE FRENCH KISS – STEPHANIE PERKINS

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I think that this book was a case of “Read at the right time” syndrome. I read it in the beginning of last week around the time I was taking my hardest final and this book was just what I needed.

Cute, fluffy, funny and it has drama. It was the perfect read, and though it frustrated me A LOT at some points, I still really liked it.

4 stars

“For the two of us, home isn’t a place. It is a person. And we are finally home.”

I also reviewed :

Archer’s Voice Mia Sheridan

I started reading Attachments by Rainbow Rowell and I haven’t read in 3 days because of a couple reasons. First, I was swamped, I had my psychology final and that took a lot of memorization time and also because I’m not feeling it at the moment, so I’ll put it down, pick something else up and come back to it when I’m in the right mood.

Here’s this month’s post summary, other than reviews :

Top 5 Wednesdays :

Tags and Awards :

Other Ramblings :

This month, I started fiddling with graphics and they’re so much fun to make, I really loved it so I’ll go back and make some for my older posts once I’m officially on summer break.

Also, be on the look out in June, some exciting (for me at least hehe) and different things are going to be introduced and I cannot wait to share them with you and get your feedback on all that jazz.


That’s it until next time.

What books did you read in May ?

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I’m Leaving …

Hello guys !

Got you there for a second, right ? hehe. No, I didn’t.

I wanted to do this quick post today to tell you that I will be pretty much absent from the face of the planet (more like the face of WordPress) for the next couple of weeks. My finals are starting on Tuesday which is in TWO DAYS *faints* and I’m totally freaking out because I feel like my brain is a black hole. So I’ll be buried under piles of books and paper sheets and whatnots until June 3rd when I’ll take my last exam.

I’ll try to post my reviews once a week as always if I have time but don’t take me up one that because I can be a whole other person is the midst of the chaos that those exam weeks can be. Other than that, there will be no other posts except the upcoming May Wrap-up, that one I’ll post for sure (I think ?). All of this means that I won’t be able to visit your blogs and comment on your awesome posts on these two weeks.

I really got used to talking to you guys every day -if not here then on Twitter- these past few months (I’ll stop before I start going gooey and soft on you), I’ll miss you !


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The sky is everywhere – Welcome to center stage of your life

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Title : The Sky is Everywhere

Author : Jandy Nelson

Publication date : March 9th 2010

Publisher : Dial Books

Genre : YA Contemporary

Synopsis : Seventeen-year-old Lennie Walker, bookworm and band geek, plays second clarinet and spends her time tucked safely and happily in the shadow of her fiery older sister, Bailey. But when Bailey dies abruptly, Lennie is catapulted to center stage of her own life – and, despite her nonexistent history with boys, suddenly finds herself struggling to balance two. Toby was Bailey’s boyfriend; his grief mirrors Lennie’s own. Joe is the new boy in town, a transplant from Paris whose nearly magical grin is matched only by his musical talent. For Lennie, they’re the sun and the moon; one boy takes her out of her sorrow, the other comforts her in it. But just like their celestial counterparts, they can’t collide without the whole wide world exploding. (From Goodreads)

Rating : 4 stars

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“My sister will die over and over again for the rest of my life. Grief is forever. It doesn’t go away; it becomes a part of you, step for step, breath for breath. I will never stop grieving Bailey because I will never stop loving her. That’s just how it is. Grief and love are conjoined, you don’t get one without the other. All I can do is love her, and love the world, emulate her by living with daring and spirit and joy.”

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YEP. JANDY NELSON DID IT AGAIN ! Or .. Wait no, this was her debut novel so technically she did it again with I’ll Give you the Sun. I’m confusing myself here. ANYWAY, that woman has a way with words, with feelings, with authenticity that I just can’t get over. You know by now how much I love I’ll Give you the Sun because, let’s face it, I can’t shut up about it, so it is only normal that I had to devour everything else by the same author, and after reading The Sky is Everywhere, Jandy Nelson has become one of my favorite authors ever and is now on my auto-buy, auto-snatch, auto-whateveryouwant list, because I GOTTA GET THEM BOOKS.

Again, the writing is the same flawless, imaginative one that I know and love with another unique touch which is poems written by the MC this time. I loved those as much as I loved the actual story, because I could feel Lennie’s pain in them and that added all the more intensity to the already overwhelming feelings this book brought up. One word that keeps coming to mind when I think of Jandy Nelson’s writing is vivid, I think that’s what sums it up perfectly.

One thing I realized is that both books have the same vibe to them if that makes any sense. Both have superstitious elements which is something I’ve never encountered in books and they also both revolve around artists.

Onto the actual story now. After losing her sister Bailey, Lennie kind of realizes that she doesn’t have a life of her own, everything that happened to her, happened through her older sister and she doesn’t know how to go on without her, the grief is swallowing her alive and I could feel it, ALL OF IT. I just felt like I was the one grieving, my heart was clenching through it all and my brain couldn’t process how people get over things like that. This book is the realest, most genuine portrayal of grief I’ve ever read and I loved how she didn’t just magically get through it when love knocked at her door, she gradually came to accept that her sister was gone and live her life the best she could. But it is not just that, it is about a girl finding herself, about a family sticking together to get through a trauma. I love the family aspect of it and how they drifted apart to grieve but at the end they realized that they couldn’t do it alone.

The only ever so slight problem I had with this book is that the romance was rushed. One second the guy means nothing to her and the next he invites himself to her house and she starts falling in love with him. I wouldn’t say it’s insta-lovey because it’s not, it’s just that I feel like they didn’t know each other that much when they decided they liked each other, but that didn’t prevent me from swooning hehe, I did a LOT of that over the little romantic gestures.

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The characters are so authentic, I could feel them coming to life, they all had their flaws and qualities.

Lennie was so interesting to read about because up until her sister’s death she never had dreams of her own, she was always living through Bailey’s accomplishments and failures and seeing her become a person of her own and really experiencing life for herself was such a beautiful thing, and she messed up quite a lot, with her family, with Joe and with he best friend Sarah. She was torn between the boy who shares her pain, who understands it and with whom her sister feels the most alive and the one who eases it, the one she really loves. And although that was quite annoying sometimes and I just wanted to scream  “WHAT THE HELL ARE YOU DOING ?” what she did and what she was going through was completely understandable.

Joe was the sweetest and most thoughtful boy ever, but he is also hella resentful which I weirdly really loved about him because that brought more character to the story, and his relationship with his brothers is so endearing, I could feel my heart melt into a puddle of rainbows and marshmallows. As for Sarah her best friend, I LOVED her, she breaks all stereotypes and you can’t fit her in any set category of people, she’s all of them and none of them at the same time, and she also reminded me of my best friend (whose name is Sara too hehe) so how could I not love her ? As for the family, those people are amazing. Gram (Her Grandma) is hilarious even though she hides a suffering of her own and Big (Her uncle) reminds me of a big cuddly bear and he is a hopeless romantic which can be really funny sometimes.

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Award #7 : Glad my uncontained Sarcasm can be of use

Hello guys !

Missed me? Missed me? Missed me? I know it has only been 2 days but I know you did. Or maybe not. Anyway, woke up this morning to find that my internet has magically come back, thus me being here today with a new award, the Entertainer Blogger Award. Somehow, you crazy people think I’m entertaining and read my non-sense every time I post it and I keep on coming back with more. I was tagged by the wonderful Lauren @ Wonderless Reviews and Icebreaker694. You should definitely check these blogs out and give them a follow.

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The rules :

  • Write a post with the award picture.
  • Nominate 12 other bloggers who are funny, inspiring, and, most important of all, ENTERTAINING!
  • Add these rules to the post.
  • Thank the person who nominated you and leave a link to their blog!
  • Also, answer these questions down below!

The questions :

Why did you start a blog in the first place?

Let’s see… I have several reasons for this one actually. The first thing that made me seriously think of starting a blog is coming out of a reading slump in January. Last year, I don’t think I read more than 10 books *shocked expressions* *choking noises* because I simply didn’t feel like it, so when I finally got my reading mojo back, I decided that I needed something to keep me motivated. And also, because I was tired of bottling up my -not so- inner fangirl emotions and I had to share them with someone, somewhere.

What is your favourite book?

STOP. I CAN’T EVEN CHOOSE MY FAVORITE BOOK OF THE YEAR. So I’ll give you my two 2016 favorites this far, for which you can see my reviews here: Wolf by Wolf & I’ll Give you the Sun.

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P.s: Click on the covers to go to the Goodreads pages

What do you dislike most?

So many things, you HAVE to be more specific haha. Oh! OH! I’ll tell you one thing that makes me want to destroy every damn thing. NO FUCKING ENGLISH BOOKS IN THIS COUNTRY. And also, most online stores don’t ship to Morocco, so this girl right here has next to none physical copies of books. KILL. ME. NOW.

But good news, I FOUND THAT AMAZON UK’S SHIPPING ISN’T THAT EXPENSIVE AND I’M FREAKING OUT.

What is your favourite food item from the mall?

Frozen Yoghurt. No matter what season it is, each time I go to the mall, I HAVE to get it. It is so good and refreshing and it instantly lifts up my mood. Weird I know. I usually put strawberries and pineapple one on it with one candy that’s called Tagada and it is SO GOOD.

What is your favourite pastime activity?

Reading  ? HAHAHAHA. Okay, kidding, I do lots of things besides that. I workout and go on drives in the middle of nowhere because I like discovering the hidden gems of mother nature.

The nominees :

I normally nominate people that I interact with a lot but this time I’m choosing the opposite because I love this community and want to know its people more.

Louise @ Genie Reads                                                Kirsty @ Kirsty’s Book Reviews

Jaed @  The Bibliophile Blogs                                  Zena @ Cinderzena

Jorelene @ Page Chronicles                                     Luna @ Luni Reads

Shanayah @ The Scarlet Bookkeeper                     Sarah & Faith @ SubLime Reads

Calliope @ Calliope the Book Goddess                    Sya @ Bookish Sya

Rachel @ Journal of a Bibliophile

Ps: If you’ve already done it or you just don’t feel like it, I’m sorry just ignore my tag hah.


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What are the symptoms of growing-up ?

Hello guys !

This topic came to my mind maybe about a week ago. It is the end of the year, some of us are graduating high-school, some others from college, I belong in neither category but I still feel myself changing, each and every day I discover something new about myself, or loose interest in things that were close to my heart. That is why I’m here today to discuss Growing-up and ramble a little about my experience and what I feel are some signs of growth. I’m not talking about the gaining some inches kind of growth, I’m talking about the deeper aspects of it, the ones that change the core of your being. For the better that is. Meeeh, as much as I’m in denial about growing-up, I get told it is still a mandatory thing. WHY SO CRUEL ? 

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Your close circle is getting smaller

Why? Either because you’re realizing that some people are just toxic, or you simply grew apart. And you realize that the number of people you drift away from is exponentially bigger than the one of the people you get close to. You become more selective with the people you trust, the ones who know you, the REAL you, not the one you want to show the world, while…

Your social network gets larger

I’m sure you’re confused haha. What I mean is that you realize that you actually need to interact with people for your life prospects to widen because with new people come new ideas, new cultures, new experiences and those people make your life richer, they open your eyes on things you didn’t know before, or that you saw in a different light and with that…

You start to forge your own opinions

You don’t accept opinions the way they’re dumped on you as your own anymore. You research, you ask around for different point of views and depending on your own thinking, your own circumstances you get to say whether it fits your own beliefs and the life you’re leading or the one that you’re looking to lead.

You’ve opened yourself up to new ideas

I’m way, way, WAY more open-minded than I was a few years back. To be honest I was a stuck-up brat and I’m so grateful for that change, it has opened my eyes to so many opportunities and friendships and what not.

Months can go by without you seeing people you used to see everyday

This one is the hardest for me right now because it really hits home and it is one of things that inspired this post. My best friend is moving away, like to another country. Hell, to another continent even. And I’m used to seeing that girl at least twice a week. And now I’ll have to go months, maybe even more than a year without seeing her and that is scary. I know we’ll still talk a lot and that doesn’t mean that we’ll drift apart because we went through so much together but still, I feel left behind. She’s so excited about it and I just can’t share that excitement. Yes I know it is selfish but I do my best not to show her that it kind of sucks for me.

You think about your future more concretely

This doesn’t mean that you KNOW what your future will look like, you most certainly don’t and it’s fine, you’ll eventually figure it out. BUT it starts holding a big chunk of your thoughts hostage as you want to achieve some goals and looking for ways to how to do so etc…

You understand that failure is inescapable

You used to think of failure as such a big deal, something to be ashamed of, something that you should never encounter and if you ever do fail you thought that it made you unworthy of whatever thing you failed at. But now you know it’s false. You fail ? You get back up and try again, until you eventually get it right.

Some things that made sense to you at some point, don’t anymore

Like some hobbies you had, some things you thought you could never live without, some decisions that seemed right at the time and that led to a cascade of wrong turns, some arguments you had that seem unnecessary now. It all just seems unnecessary, stupid or a waste of time now.

You seek deeper conversations

I’ve realized this a lot lately. There’s a friend of mine with whom I used to talk about make-up and clothes and boys all the time and I enjoyed it, but now when all she does is talk about those things I just don’t feel like it anymore, I need more. I’m not saying that those things are bad,  I still love talking about them, it’s just that I don’t want all my conversation to be about that. I need to connect on a deeper level, to share thoughts, discuss ideas, even talk about books and music.

Your tolerance has went down a few levels

I don’t mean it in the way that you lose your temper faster but rather in the way that you’re more comfortable with cutting shitty things out of your life, you don’t just stand there and hope that the crap will pass, you take action and you MAKE IT PASS. And finally…

You don’t take things personally anymore

I was the kind of girl that thought that when my crush didn’t like me back that there was something wrong with me. That if a person insulted me, that insult would define me and I would become self-conscious. But now I just realize that we can’t have everyone like us and approve of our lives, and that I don’t need anyone’s approval but my own to lead the life I want to.

Okay, that was a LOT haha, but I just wanted to share my midnight thoughts (Yes most of these came to me yesterday while insomnia was claiming my body) hoping that it would make sense to some of you. Oh yeah, and one last thing, always remember that growing-up doesn’t mean that you have to let go of the kid that lives inside of you, I know that mine will forever be there.


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How do YOU know that you’re growing-up ?

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Onyx – Where the romance invaded the plot (DNF)

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Title : Onyx (Lux #2)

Author : Jennifer L. Armentrout

Publication date : August 14th 2012

Publisher : Entangled Teen

Genre : Young Adult | Paranormal

Synopsis : Being connected to Daemon Black sucks…
Thanks to his alien mojo, Daemon’s determined to prove what he feels for me is more than a product of our bizarro connection. So I’ve sworn him off, even though he’s running more hot than cold these days. But we’ve got bigger problems.
Something worse than the Arum has come to town…
The Department of Defense are here. If they ever find out what Daemon can do and that we’re linked, I’m a goner. So is he. And there’s this new boy in school who’s got a secret of his own. He knows what’s happened to me and he can help, but to do so, I have to lie to Daemon and stay away from him. Like that’s possible. Against all common sense, I’m falling for Daemon. Hard.
But then everything changes…
I’ve seen someone who shouldn’t be alive. And I have to tell Daemon, even though I know he’s never going to stop searching until he gets the truth. What happened to his brother? Who betrayed him? And what does the DOD want from them—from me?
No one is who they seem. And not everyone will survive the lies…
(From Goodreads)

Rating : DNF

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“That’s the funny thing about trying to escape. You never really can. Maybe temporarily, but not completely.”

(No spoilers)

Oh boy ! I want to start off by saying that this review won’t be as long as the ones I’m used to writing because well … It’s a DNF … At 39%. So yeah, I didn’t get that far . Once again, if this is one of your favorite books and think that you’ll get offended and have an urge to slit my throat by reading this review just skip it, for both our sakes.

Remember at the end of my review for Obsidian when I said that it started getting better by the end and that I was thinking about giving book 2 a try? That was a mistake, I should’ve left it alone. Because yes, it was interesting at the beginning with the new link added in, I wanted to see how that would play out in the plot, but WHERE IS THE DAMN PLOT ? I don’t seeing anywhere. Has it gone for a walk? Did it get as angry with this book as me and decided to leave it? I truly don’t know.

The romance took over everything. What’s going on in page 1? Deamon decides he wants Kat and would everything to get her to forgive him. In page 10? Kat cannot trust him and decides that she wants nothing from him. Page 20? She caves in. Page 50? She changes her mind again. Where are the aliens? Where are the fights? Where is the trouble and the heart-stopping action? I WANT IT. GIVE IT TO ME. I was really disappointed to see that the relationship went again to being the center of the story instead of continuing on like the end of book 1 on the ACTUAL plot.

If the plot was taking front stage, I wouldn’t be able to put down the book because it was promising with the DoD becoming suspicious and the Luxen being in great danger of extermination. Talking of the DoD, I feel like they were inaccuracies in their knowledge of the aliens between this book and the previous one. In Obsidian, it is said that they didn’t know that the Luxen had abilities, but then in Onyx it said that they do know but only that they use them in extreme situations and that Deamon is the strongest one. Wait, I mean WHAT THE HELL ? It really pissed me off. I don’t like when the backstory changes to conveniently fit the direction the plot is taking. Oh, and when the MC is taken by people who can potentially kill her, what doesn’t she think about ?

“Now I wish I’d let Deamon kiss me back there. Because if I was going to disappear, then at least my last memory would’ve given me some sort of completion”

Damn girl ! You sure have your priorities straight, I would take kissing over survival anytime too.

Add to that the fact that every time I started enjoying something, it got overused and I ended up despising it:

  1. The back and forth between Kat and Deamon was cute and but then it dragged on forever.
  2. The cheesiness was really funny at first but at some point I just found myself rolling my eyes. Fearing they’ll get stuck at the back of their sockets, I stopped reading.

Throw in another guy in the mix, dump info on me like I’m trash, introduce “mysterious” people whose intentions are clear and take away the little that I liked, I just couldn’t do it anymore. I lost interest in the characters, in the romance and in the little glimpses of the plot, I just couldn’t connect with anything and didn’t give 2 damns about what would happen.

I scrolled and scrolled and scrolled down the reviews in GR and couldn’t find one single negative review which was weird to me because I’m normally easily pleased by books and this is actually the second book I ever DNF.

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Award #6 : STAAAHP ! You’re making me blush

Hello guys !

This week’s award is a little special. It’s the Miranda Sings Award. Why is it special ? Because I LOVE Miranda and the message that she conveys and I also admire Colleen for all the work she put in making Miranda such a hilarious and loved alter-ego (I think that’s what she is?). I was nominated to do this by the lovely Lauren @ Wonderless Reviews. You should definitely give her a follow if you don’t already, she’s so sweet and funny, and deserves all the support.

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The rules :

  • Announce your win with a post, and link the blogger who nominated you.
    Include the featured image on your blog post.
  • Nominate 10 bloggers (or as many as you can think of) and link your awardees in the post.
  • List seven (7) things you love about yourself. (This can be about your appearance, your personality, your achievements, etc.)
  • Don’t use negative connotation (i.e. Don’t say things like – “I’m prettier than an average person.” or “People have told me I’m smart.” You are pretty. You are smart.)

The things I love about myself :

1. My eyebrows

Okay, this is probably my favorite physical feature about me. I love them and they always have to be on fleek (That sentence makes me laugh so much). Though I don’t draw them in or anything, all natural, I just thread them and that’s all.

2. My music taste

It is so eclectic you’d think that several people joined together to make it but nop, it’s just me, myself and I. The real question is whether the three are the same person or 3 different ones *evil laugh* *suspens music* *dramatic effects*

3. My wits

I am not only book smart but also street smart. I’ve always done great at school and was one of those freaks that enjoyed learning stuffs and things especially in physics and chemistry but I also do well in social situations and don’t get shut down easily. And if I do I always find a way around it.

4. My humour

By now, you’re all like “Stop with your humour already, you’re not even that funny !” but I swear I am and if you don’t think so I’ll come after you and torture you with all the worst jokes and puns in the world.

5. My style

It took me a while to finally be happy with what I wear and to have it be like the image I have in my mind. I love picking up clothes, matching outfits and all that kind of stuff, basically putting thought and care into what I wear. This again is like several people mixing up to give birth to my style. Told you, there might not be just one person in there.

6. My honesty

I am as honest as it gets. I don’t say things that I don’t mean just to make people happy and if I don’t like something I don’t pretend otherwise but at the same time I am careful not to be too blunt and hurt people’s feelings.

7. How caring I am

I don’t get attached to people easily but when I do, I give them my all. The whole 150% of my being (Yes because I’m super-human and have an extra 50%) and I’d do anything for them, for my family and friends because I’m there for them as much as they are here for me.

The nominees :

Marie @ Drizzle and Hurricane Books

Sammie @ Bookshelves & Biros

Kat @ Life and Other Disasters

Fatima @ Noteable Pad

Michelle @ The Writing Hufflepuff

Regina @ The Bibliothèque

Ps: If you’ve already done it or you just don’t feel like it, I’m sorry just ignore my tag hah.


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Top 5 Wednesday #14 : Myself in Characters !

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So today is Wednesday, this means that it is time for me to do another T5W.  It is a weekly feature created By Lainey @ Gingerreadslainey with a different theme each week. It is hosted now by Sam @ Thoughts on Tomes. For more information, you can check the Goodreads group.

This week’s theme is: CHARACTERS YOU’RE MOST LIKE.

I really like this week’s theme, because one of my favorite things to do while reading is find ways in which I’m similar to the characters so this list was really fun to come up with.

5- KAT SWARTZ – THE LUX SERIES

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Though I didn’t like this series much (I DNF book 2) and found Kat mostly infuriating, she was a bookblogger and obsessed with books so I cannot deny that big similarity there. I’m passionate about eveything book related and this blog is my baby and my pride.

4- CAPTAIN THORNE – THE LUNAR CHRONICLES

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This guy is hilarious and full of himself. JUST LIKE ME. He’s not egocentric in that obnoxious way, doesn’t take himself too seriously, cracks up jokes that he’s the only person to laugh at. He is caring and has feelings but doesn’t know how to deal with them. I’m like that, I’m always wondering: “WHAT ARE THOSE ?”

3- ISABELLE LIGHTWOOD – THE MORTAL INSTRUMENTS

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I’m a badass. Okay, no. Though I  AM a bad ass (see the similarity with Thorne now?) that’s not the reason for Izzy being on this list, it’s more because of her fear of letting go and falling in love with someone. Yep, me! And not because I’m one of those people who think “Boys are all the same” and blablabla, that’s bullshit. I have trust issues. BIG TIME. And I flee before things even get close to serious.

2- MARK WATNEY – THE MARTIAN

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I have that crude, sometimes inappropriate sense of humor and I completely love it. I cannot not be sarcastic, it is just impossible. That would be taking out a big chunk of who I am and leaving just the boring stuff like loyalty and ambition. Who wants THAT ? Not me, just leave me be in my little cocoon of Watney-ness (I’m making it a word, yep) living happily ever after.

1- LUNA LOVEGOOD – HARRY POTTER

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Because Astra said so. And also because I don’t give two fucks of what people think of me. I am unapologetically happy with who I am and I cannot please everyone so I do my thing and if you like it welcome to my mumbo jumbo of quirkiness and magical worlds, if you don’t just go on with your life like our paths never crossed, okay? Okay. I own my craziness and I’ll never leave it behind just because someone isn’t comfortable with it.


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The Music Tag

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I’m here with a tag, not a bookish one, but a musical one, YAY! I love to share my music with others as well as discovering new songs and falling in love with lyrics. So, when I saw this Tag on Kat‘s blog @ Life and Other Disasters, I just had to do it, and she was tagging everyone so TECHNICALLY I’m tagged too.

P.s: Click on the title to be redirected to Youtube

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The Rules :

  • List the first 10 songs that come on shuffle (no skipsies).
  • Then write your favorite lyric (or verse) from each song.
  • Tag/link others (Yeah, I’m a lazy potato, so I’m tagging EVERYONE too.)

The Songs :

1. A fleur de toi – Slimane (Cover)

This is a french song, so it might be a bunch of non-sense, it is essentially about a guy trying to get over a girl with to success, but here it goes:

Elle, elle a tenté de me consoler
Même si elle n’a pas tes mots ni ton passé
C’est vrai, mais il n’a pas ton goût pour la fête,
Pour la nuit pour les autres, pour tout ce que je hais
Elle a séché toutes mes larmes, tu sais
Elle a ramassé tes pots cassés
Et elle a réglé tous tes impayés, tes impostures, tes ratures
Tout ce que tu m’as laissé
Elle m’aime comme une folle et me connaît par cœur,
Elle me dit je t’aime parfois durant des heures
Mais elle ne sent pas ton odeur
Pourquoi je te respire dans ses bras
Sors de mes pensées

2. What Goes Around – Hobbie Stuart (Cover)

Now girl, I remember everything that you claimed
You said that you were moving on now
And maybe I should do the same
Funny thing about that is
I was ready to give you my name
Thought it was me and you, baby
Me and you until the end

Is this the way it’s really going down?
Is this how we say goodbye?
Should’ve known better when you came around
That you were gonna make me cry
Now it’s breaking my heart to watch you run around
‘cause I know that you’re living a lie
That’s okay baby ‘cause in time you will find…

3. For the First Time – The Script

She needs me now but I can’t seem to find the time,
I’ve got a new job now on the unemployment line,
And we don’t know how,
How we got into this mess
Is it a God’s test?
Someone help us ’cause we’re doing our best,
Trying to make it work but man these times are hard

But we’re gonna start by
Drinking old cheap bottles of wine,
Shit talking up all night,
Saying things we haven’t for a while
A while, yeah,
We’re smiling but we’re close to tears,
Even after all these years,
We just now got the feeling that we’re meeting for the first time

4. Secrets – One Republic

I need another story
Something to get off my chest
My life gets kinda boring
Need something that I can confess
Til’ all my sleeves are stained red
From all the truth that I’ve said
Come by it honestly I swear
Thought you saw me wink, no
I’ve been on the brink, so

Tell me what you want to hear
Something that will light those ears
Sick of all the insincere
I’m gonna give all my secrets away
This time, don’t need another perfect lie
Don’t care if critics ever jump in line
I’m gonna give all my secrets away

5. Lego House – Ed Sheeran

I’m gonna pick up the pieces and build a Lego house
If things go wrong we can knock it down
My three words have two meanings but there’s one thing on my mind
It’s all for you

And it’s dark in a cold December, but I’ve got you to keep me warm
If you’re broken I will mend ya and keep you sheltered from the storm that’s raging on, now

I’m out of touch, I’m out of love
I’ll pick you up when you’re getting down
And out of all these things I’ve done, I think I love you better now
I’m out of sight, I’m out of mind
I’ll do it all for you in time
And out of all these things I’ve done, I think I love you better now, now

6. Hold Back the River – James Bay

Once upon a different life
We rode our bikes into the sky
But now we’re caught against the tide
Those distant days all flashing by

Hold back the river, let me look in your eyes
Hold back the river, so I
Can stop for a minute and be by your side
Hold back the river, hold back

7. One Day – Kodaline

One day it’s here and then it’s gone
How are you still holding on?
How are you still holding on?

You’ve felt this way for far too long
Waiting for a change to come
You know you’re not the only one

And life passes you by
Don’t be wasting your time
On your own

8. I hate u I love u – Gnash ft. Olivia OBrien

I don’t mean no harm
I just miss you on my arm
Wedding bells were just alarms
Caution tape around my heart
You ever wonder what we could have been?
You said you wouldn’t and you fucking did
Lie to me, lie with me, get your fucking fix
Now all my drinks and all my feelings are all fucking mixed
Always missing people that I shouldn’t be missing
Sometimes you gotta burn some bridges just to create some distance
I know that I control my thoughts and I should stop reminiscing
But I learned from my dad that it’s good to have feelings
When love and trust are gone
I guess this is moving on
Everyone I do right does me wrong
So every lonely night, I sing this song

9. Crawling Back to You – Daughtry

Time can heal, but the scars only hide the way you feel,
And it’s hard to forget how I left you hanging
On by a thread, when everything is said, I will regret it, yeah,
I was doin’ alright, thought I could make it,
Then I see your face and it’s hard to fake it.

Just like that I’m crawling back to you,
Just like you said I would yeah,
I swallow my pride,
Now I’m crawling back to you,
I’m out of my head,
Can’t wait any longer,
Down on my knees, I thought I was stronger,
Just like that, like you said I’d do,
I’m crawling back to you.

10. Here Without You – 3 Doors Down

A hundred days have made me older
Since the last time that I saw your pretty face
A thousand lies have made me colder
And I don’t think I can look at this the same
But all the miles that separate
Disappear now when I’m dreaming of your face

I’m here without you, baby
But you’re still on my lonely mind
I think about you, baby
And I dream about you all the time
I’m here without you, baby


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My Guide to Unpopular opinions

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Today I’m here to discuss a very hot/controversial/insert-whatever-you-want subject: Unpopular Opinions. Dum. Dum. DUM. Okay, I’m probably making a big deal out of nothing but this is a real thing, if you have unpopular opinions -I know I do, LOTS- ya gotta know how to express them, the reason behind them AND if all of that is done correctly, how to deal with the consequences. If you’re lost, I got you. Here’s the guide of a big-mouthed girl to unpopular opinions (Aka me, if you didn’t guess already).

Unpopular Opinions

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What is an unpopular opinion ? You may ask. It is when you express an opinion about anything and everything -it could be a book, a movie, a Tv-show etc… – that goes against the one of the majority. Most of the time, the only ones we pay attention to are the negative ones and those are the most delicate ones to deal with. So that’s what I’m focusing on today.

Exhibit A : I don’t like the Lux series, not in the slightest, not at all. But it has excellent ratings on GR which means that the general opinion on it is positive.

What’s the big deal ? You may ask again. To me -who doesn’t give a flipping cow what the “reaction” could be. Read: Trolls there’s none. But other people are scared to express their opinions when they know that most people won’t agree, that they’re going to get judged, even insulted for them so they shut their mouths and keep it to themselves. I’m here to tell you NO. Don’t do that. We live in a free world after all.

There’s also people being jerks with their opinions, meaning: “The author is horrible, should’ve never picked a pen” or “This is a piece of shit and not a piece of literature” or “People who read and like this are dumb”. Stop it.

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Why are you expressing your unpopular opinion ?

If it is to talk trash with no constructive criticism whatsoever? Shove it down your throat so that you won’t be able to produce any sounds or mean comments in the future. You’re doing a public service. Thank you!

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Make sure that the soul purpose of your review (In our case, as bookbloggers) is constructive criticism and not pointless provocation. Because THEN, if people are not that nice in the comments you deserve it and I won’t be your lawyer (Yes because my mama said I could be whatever I wanted and that’s today’s career choice).

Why do we need unpopular opinions ?

1. Because they are everything. No but seriously, I LOVE THEM. I love producing them -Be hold, there’s one coming your way at the end of the week- and I also love reading them especially when they’re filled with humour and wittiness while still being straight to the point.

2. Because we can’t all share the same opinions every damn time. That would be boring and just impossible, we are all built differently -Thank the heavens- which means that we see things differently. Consequence: We make up our own minds about the things we see and read.

3. Because they’re actually better than the general opinion. Okay, okay, hold the fires and let me explain.

Exhibit B: When everyone’s raving about a book, at some point, everything is talked about and it just starts being repetitive. Whilst with unpopular opinions, they’re unique and bring new things to the table, that can bring the book to a new light.

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This is the part that makes all the difference.

How to express unpopular opinions ?

How on earth can you do that without being offending? Or at least, as little as possible. It’s not that hard actually. There are essentially 2 ways to do it.

1. Being nice. You give the facts, point out the flaws in A HEALTHY WAY. No matter how much the book made you angry, frustrated, you stay civil please. Yes you can talk about all these negative emotions that it made you feel but without trashing the book or the author (exemple stated in the first section). I really admire people who can do it this way, I REALLY DO, but I just can’t, because I cannot for the life of me cope while being nice.

2. Humour is your best weapon. If you have a mean strick like me but are still respectful, this is the best way to go about it. When I don’t like a book I can’t be gentle about it. Without my snarky comments, I feel naked and I’ll quite frankly lose my mind. You are walking a fine line here, because humour can turn bitter fast and snarky comments replaced with hateful ones. I’m not saying that my humour is great hah naaah!  but I try, and I make me laugh, so that’s the most important thing, right?

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Exhibit C: Any of Liam‘s negative reviews, I can’t read through them without cracking up.

How to deal with unpopular opinions ?

Here, it’s all about the other side. If you share the general opinion. The POPULAR opinion and you come across one of these, what do you do?

1. You leave a comment where you state your opinion and try and discuss to find where and how your opinions diverge.

2. If you don’t have it in you, just IGNORE THE DAMN THING. No one’s making you comment, so if you can’t deal with the unpopular  opinion and feel like it’s a personal attack just leave it be.

3. Never, ever, EVER impose your opinion and think that it is the right one, and the only one that should exist. There can be as many opinions as there are people and there are ALL right.

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