Sunday, December 25, 2016

Book Review Let it snow by John Green and Ect ... SPOILERS

Let It SnowLet It Snow by John Green
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

November 26- December 23

An ill-timed storm on Christmas Eve buries the residents of Gracetown under multiple feet of snow and causes quite a bit of chaos. One brave soul ventures out into the storm from her stranded train and sets off a chain of events that will change quite a few lives. Over the next three days one girl takes a risky shortcut with an adorable stranger, three friends set out to win a race to the Waffle House (and the hash brown spoils), and the fate of a teacup pig falls into the hands of a lovesick barista.

A trio of today's bestselling authors - John Green, Maureen Johnson, and Lauren Myracle - bring all the magic of the holidays to life in three hilarious and charming interconnected tales of love, romance, and kisses that will steal your breath away

Review: I loved this book because this is different than most short stories it's all based on this big storm in Gracetown and everyone knows each other it's very cute
the first story the Jubilee express : is about a girl name Jubilee who's parents have been arrested for this flobie problem so she is on a train she's trying to talk to her boyfriend who is a total dick then the train crashes and she crosses the train to a waffle house she meets some interesting characters along the line cheerleaders and a guy name Jeb then Julie meets Stewart he works at target and offers to bring him to his house and she agrees . They walk to his house and end up falling into a pond this was such a cute story Julie breaks up with her dick boyfriend then her and Stewart make out he freaks out she tries to leave and he finds her they talk and she kisses him I loved this story .5/5

the second story : Is about Tobin , JP and the Duke with the big storm they decide to make a big trip to the waffle house to see cheerleaders but the Duke isn't to happy cause she's a girl and it's snowing but what she will do for hashbrowns they almost get attacked by the twins Tobin might like the Duke this one was really cute and funny I loved these characters Tobin almost gets frost bite but they finally get to the waffle house yay and Tobin and the duke kiss so cute . 5/5

the last story : Addie is going through a rough time she cheated on her boyfriend Jeb I didn't really like Addie I think Jeb deserved so much better he was so sweet and cute . Addie works at starbucks and her friend is getting a teacup pig and she offers to pick it up but she gets distracted and someone buys it but she finds the owner and gets the pig back. Addie sent an email to Jeb to meet her at the starbucks he told her he'd think about it . I loved the ending cause all the couples are in the starbucks Tobbie and duke , Stewart and Julie and Jeb shows up and he kisses Addie so cute 4/5

I loved this christmas book such a perfect christmas read .
quotes
“I always had this idea that you should never give up a happy middle in the hopes of a happy ending, because there is no such thing as a happy ending. Do you know what I mean? There is so much to lose.”

“Christmas is never over,unless you want it to be... Christmas is a state of mind.”

Lady and gentleman, when my parents left Korea with nothing but the clothes on their backs and the considerable wealth they had amassed in the shipping business, they had a dream. They had a dream that one day amid the snowy hilltops of western North Carolina, their son would lose his virginity to a cheerleader in the woman's bathroom of a Waffle House just off the interstate. My parents have sacrificed so much for this dream! And that is why we must journey on, despite all trials and tribulations! Not for me and least of all for the poor cheerleader in question, but for my parents and indeed for all immigrants who came to his great nation in what they themselves could never have: CHEERLEADER SEX.”


We are all flawed, my dear. Every one of us. And believe me, we've all made mistakes. You've just got to take a good hard look at yourself, change what needs to be changed, and move one, pet.”



There is always the risk: something is good and good and good and good, and then all at once it gets awkward. All at once, she sees you looking at her, and then she doesn't want to joke around with you anymore, because she doesn't want to seem flirty, because she doesn't want you to think she likes you. It’s such a disaster, whenever, in the course of human relationships, someone begins to chisel away at the wall of separation between friendship and kissing. Breaking down that wall is the kind of story that might have a happy middle— oh, look, we broke down this wall, I’m going to look at you like a girl and you’re going to look at me like a boy and we’re going to play a fun game called Can I Put My Hand There What About There What About There. And sometimes that happy middle looks so great that you can convince yourself that it’s not the middle but will last forever.”

“Were you playing with Stuart?" she asked.
The question was loaded. I was a filthy, filthy woman, and even the five-year-old knew it.”

I realize Jubilee is a bit of a stripper name. You probably think I have heard the call of the pole.”


“All I'm saying is that if you love someone, you should be willing to show it.”





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Saturday, December 24, 2016

Book review : Furiously happy by Jenny lawson

Furiously Happy: A Funny Book About Horrible ThingsFuriously Happy: A Funny Book About Horrible Things by Jenny Lawson
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

Book review : Furiously happy by jenny lawson December 20-24

In LET'S PRETEND THIS NEVER HAPPENED, Jenny Lawson baffled readers with stories about growing up the daughter of a taxidermist. In her new book, FURIOUSLY HAPPY, Jenny explores her lifelong battle with mental illness. A hysterical, ridiculous book about crippling depression and anxiety? That sounds like a terrible idea. And terrible ideas are what Jenny does best.

According to Jenny: "Some people might think that being 'furiously happy' is just an excuse to be stupid and irresponsible and invite a herd of kangaroos over to your house without telling your husband first because you suspect he would say no since he's never particularly liked kangaroos. And that would be ridiculous because no one would invite a herd of kangaroos into their house. Two is the limit. I speak from personal experience. My husband says that none is the new limit. I say he should have been clearer about that before I rented all those kangaroos."

"Most of my favorite people are dangerously fucked-up but you'd never guess because we've learned to bare it so honestly that it becomes the new normal. Like John Hughes wrote in The Breakfast Club, 'We're all pretty bizarre. Some of us are just better at hiding it.' Except go back and cross out the word 'hiding.'"

Jenny's first book, LET'S PRETEND THIS NEVER HAPPENED, was ostensibly about family, but deep down it was about celebrating your own weirdness. FURIOUSLY HAPPY is a book about mental illness, but under the surface it's about embracing joy in fantastic and outrageous ways-and who doesn't need a bit more of that?
Review : I loved this book I loved the way Jenny talked about living with anxiety and depression I read this with the audiobook it was so funny and relate able I've had anxiety since I was 11 or 12 . And reading this book made me see that I'm not alone others have the same or different problems as me . I highly recommend reading this book if you have anxiety or just want to understand it . She talks about being married and having a daughter and other crazy things that have happened to her and when she talks about things that could happen in her head I'm like I totally understand .
Quotes
i'm alergic to latex and it makes me break out in a rash so most condoms are out for me because the last thing any of us want is a vagina rash . The alternative is the ones made out of sheepskin , but it always creeps me out because does that mean Victor and I are having sex with a sheep ? A dead sheep , actually . So bestiality and necrophilia . And a three way ,I think . I actually mentioned this to Victor and he immediately booked a vasectomy , which is sweet because it's nice he cares about me . He claimed it was less his caring and more " Id rather have my nuts cut off than have to listen to you talk about having three ways with dead sheep.


When you come out of the grips of a depression there is an incredible relief, but not one you feel allowed to celebrate. Instead, the feeling of victory is replaced with anxiety that it will happen again, and with shame and vulnerability when you see how your illness affected your family, your work, everything left untouched while you struggled to survive. We come back to life thinner, paler, weaker … but as survivors. Survivors who don’t get pats on the back from coworkers who congratulate them on making it. Survivors who wake to more work than before because their friends and family are exhausted from helping them fight a battle they may not even understand. I hope to one day see a sea of people all wearing silver ribbons as a sign that they understand the secret battle, and as a celebration of the victories made each day as we individually pull ourselves up out of our foxholes to see our scars heal, and to remember what the sun looks like.”


Don’t sabotage yourself. There are plenty of other people willing to do that for free.”


Without the dark there isn’t light. Without the pain there is no relief. And I remind myself that I’m lucky to be able to feel such great sorrow, and also such great happiness. I can grab on to each moment of joy and live in those moments because I have seen the bright contrast from dark to light and back again. I am privileged to be able to recognize that the sound of laughter is a blessing and a song, and to realize that the bright hours spent with my family and friends are extraordinary treasures to be saved, because those same moments are a medicine, a balm. Those moments are a promise that life is worth fighting for, and that promise is what pulls me through when depression distorts reality and tries to convince me otherwise.”


Last month, as Victor drove me home so I could rest, I told him that sometimes I felt like his life would be easier without me. He paused a moment in thought and then said, “It might be easier. But it wouldn’t be better.”

I can tell you that “Just cheer up” is almost universally looked at as the most unhelpful depression cure ever. It’s pretty much the equivalent of telling someone who just had their legs amputated to “just walk it off.” Some people don’t understand that for a lot of us, mental illness is a severe chemical imbalance rather just having “a case of the Mondays.” Those same well-meaning people will tell me that I’m keeping myself from recovering because I really “just need to cheer up and smile.” That’s when I consider chopping off their arms and then blaming them for not picking up their severed arms so they can take them to the hospital to get reattached.”


most of my favorite people are dangerously fucked up but you’d never guess it because we’ve either become adept at hiding it or we’ve learned to bare it so honestly that it becomes the new normal. There’s a quote from The Breakfast Club that goes “We’re all pretty bizarre. Some of us are just better at hiding it.” I have it on a poster but I took a Sharpie to it and scratched out the word “hiding” because it reminds me that there’s a certain pride and freedom that comes from wearing your unique bizarreness like a badge of honor.”


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Friday, December 09, 2016

Book Review: Carry the ocean by heidi cullinan SPOILERS

Carry the Ocean (The Roosevelt, #1)Carry the Ocean by Heidi Cullinan
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

December 6-9

Normal is just a setting on the dryer.

High school graduate Jeremey Samson is looking forward to burying his head under the covers and sleeping until it’s time to leave for college. Then a tornado named Emmet Washington enters his life. The double major in math and computer science is handsome, forward, wicked smart, interested in dating Jeremey—and he’s autistic.

But Jeremey doesn’t judge him for that. He’s too busy judging himself, as are his parents, who don’t believe in things like clinical depression. When his untreated illness reaches a critical breaking point, Emmet is the white knight who rescues him and brings him along as a roommate to The Roosevelt, a quirky new assisted living facility nearby.

As Jeremey finds his feet at The Roosevelt, Emmet slowly begins to believe he can be loved for the man he is behind the autism. But before he can trust enough to fall head over heels, he must trust his own conviction that friendship is a healing force, and love can overcome any obstacle.

Warning: Contains characters obsessed with trains and counting, positive representations of autism and mental illness, a very dark moment, and Elwood Blues.

Review : I loved this book . This is about two boys Emmett and Jeremey . Emmet is austisic and Jememey has anxiety and depression . Emmett has a crush on Jeremey and finally talks to him but Jeremey ends up having a panic attack and they end up becoming friends they hang out and talk . Emmett comes over Jeremey house for a dinner and Emmett tells Jeremey he likes him and Emmett helps Jeremey clean his room so he can kiss him and he does it was so cute . Emmett and Jeremey want to move into together since Jeremey is being forced to go to college . Emmett and Jeremey get caught by jeremey mom cuddling and Jeremey has a panic attack and he ends up trying to kill himself and he ends up having to go to a hospital and he's trying to get better and him and Emmett are going to be living in this apartment for people with mental health and want to be independent and in a group meeting it goes crazy with Jeremey's parents but Jeremey ends up going to a group home where he is roomed with an austisic boy Emmett knows . Jeremey has his good days and his bad days Emmett worries for Jeremey they officially move into together and they end up having sex wow that was hot . Jeremey is trying to get a job when a quad moves into the apartment and Emmett doesn't like him but one day Jeremey said he would watch David when his aid was away and they get to talking and Jeremey gets offered a job to be with David hang out with him and Emmett gets mad and goes home and Jeremey gets sad Emmett says he's sorry . Emmett ends up punching David and they talk and they all end up becoming friends . Jeremey is trying to concour Target and he finally does and Emmett , Jeremey , and David do a flash mob it was awesome . The ending of this book was so cute I loved it .

Quotes:
sometimes I feel like everyone else is carrying a bucket of water but I’m trying to carry an ocean. its very hard. sometimes I would rather not carry my ocean, even if it meant I couldn’t be alive.”
I am normal. I belong. I have a friend who can kick ass from a wheelchair. I live independently and get good grades. I'm an excellent lover.

Like I said. I'm awesome. I'm Emmet David Washington. Train Man. The best autistic Blues Brother on the block.”

my emotions feel loud and big. its hard for me to keep hold of them. they weigh me down. make me heavy and tired and overwhelmed. sometimes I feel like everyone else is carrying a bucket of water but I’m trying to carry an ocean. its very hard. sometimes I would rather not carry my ocean, even if it meant I couldn’t be alive.”


Sometimes I liked him for his smile. Sometimes I liked him because he didn’t smile. Sometimes I got an erection because of the way he brushed his hair away from his face. It didn’t matter to my brain that these were odd reasons to care for someone. My brain, my body, my everything wanted to be Jeremey’s boyfriend.”

"when you have an invisible disease , your sickness isn't your biggest problem. what you end up battling more than Anything else, every single day is other people"



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Book review: Shadow and bone Leigh bardugo SPOILERS

Shadow and Bone (The Grisha, #1)Shadow and Bone by Leigh Bardugo
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

August 13-November 8

Alina Starkov doesn't expect much from life. Orphaned by the Border Wars, she is sure of only one thing: her best friend, Mal--and her inconvenient crush on him. Until the day their army regiment enters the Fold, a swath of unnatural darkness crawling with monsters. When their convoy is attacked and Mal is brutally injured, Alina reveals a dormant power not even she knew existed.

Ripped from everything she knows, Alina is taken to the royal court to be trained as a member of the Grisha, the magical elite led by the mysterious Darkling. With Alina's extraordinary power in his arsenal, he believes they can finally destory the Fold. Now Alina must find a way to master her untamed gift and somehow fit into her new life without Mal by her side. But nothing in this lavish world is what it seems. As the threat to the kingdom mounts and her dangerous attraction to the Darkling grows, Alina will uncover a secret that could tear her heart--and her country--in two.

Review : This book was really good I had heard lots of good things about this series and thought I'd check it out . This is about Alina she lives in a world where certain people have these interesting powers like clear your skin or stop your heart . Alina and her friend who she may have feelings for they are going over the fold which is this evil dangerous part and they get attacked and Alina saves Mal and Alina is dragged to talk to the darkling who is evil and crazy he tells her she is grisha she is a sun summoner and she is taken with the darking to his castle and alina meets another grisha who can clean skin she works for the queen . The darkling is a very interesting character he's really crazy . Alina gets trained by bagra with her powers. The writing is very magical I loved the characters there all so interesting . Alina is writing letters to Mal but she never gets answers back and she's worried about him . The darkling and and Alina are getting closer they kiss oh my god . and Mal ends up showing up at the castle and her and Mal get it a fight . Bagera tells Alina about the darkling she's his son and he created the fold and she escapes . And Mal finds her so there on the run together . They find the stag and the darkling finds them he threatens to kill Mal . Mal and Alina kiss , others find out the darklings plan and they think he will save them all I really enjoyed this book .
Favorite Quotes:
“I missed you every hour. And you know what the worst part was? It caught me completely by surprise. I'd catch myself just walking around to find you, not for any reason, just out of habit, because I'd seen something that I wanted to tell you about or because I wanted to hear your voice. And then I'd realize that you weren't there anymore, and every time, every single time, it was like having the wind knocked out of me. I've risked my life for you. I've walked half the length of Ravka for you, and I'd do it again and again and again just to be with you, just to starve with you and freeze with you and hear you complain about hard cheese every day. So don't tell me why we don't belong together," he said fiercely.”

I'm not like you, Mal. I never really fit in the way you did. I never really belonged anywhere."
"You belonged with me.

“You're shaking."

"I'm not used to people trying to kill me."

"Really? I hardly notice anymore.”

“Did you miss me, Alina? Did you miss me when you were gone?"
"Every day," I said hoarsely.
"I missed you every hour. And you know what the worst part was? It caught me completely by surprise. I'd catch myself walking around to find you, not for any reason, just out of habit, because I'd seen something I wanted to tell you about, or because I just wanted to hear your voice. And then I'd realize that you weren't there anymore, and every time, every single time, it was like having the wind knocked out of me. I've risked my life for you. I've walked half the length of Ravka for you, and I'd do it again and again and again just to be with you, just to starve with you and freeze with you and hear you complain about hard cheese every day. So don't tell me we don't belong together," he said fiercely. He was very close now, and my heart was suddenly hammering in my chest. "I'm sorry it took me so long to see you, Alina. But I see you now.





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Book Review : beautiful chaos Robert M. Drake

Beautiful ChaosBeautiful Chaos by Robert M. Drake
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

october 17- 30

This book employs the comparative method to understand societal collapses to which environmental problems contribute to the common youth and society as a whole. We all are broken and broken is its own kind of beautiful.
Review : Beautiful poem this one wasn't my favorite he wrote but some of the pomes were really beautiful . I connected to some of them I still recommend you read this .


poem:We are 93 million miles from the sun. 238 thousand miles from the moon. A moment from finding magic and one kiss away from reaching our dreams.”


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Book review Haikyu vol 1 SPOILERS

Haikyu!!, Vol. 1 (Haikyu!!, #1)Haikyu!!, Vol. 1 by Haruichi Furudate
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

October 8-October 11
A chance event triggered Shouyou Hinata's love for volleyball. His club had no members, but somehow persevered and finally made it into its very first and final regular match of middle school, where it was steamrolled by Tobio Kageyama, a superstar player known as "King of the Court."

Vowing revenge, Hinata applied to the Karasuno High School volleyball club... only to come face-to-face with his hated rival, Kageyama

Book Review : I loved this first vol I watch the anime and I was wondering how the manga would be and in July it was released in English . This is about Hinata who has a love for volleyball since he saw on TV the little giant . Hinata gathered his friends and some first years and he finally got to play volleyball and then we meet Kageyama the king of the court . They Play against each other and Kageyama's team wins . Hinata works hard and gets into high school and as he enters the gym there is Kageyama . Then we meet some new characters who I love Dashi , Sugawara and Tanaka . Hinata and Kageyama start fighting and Dashi freaks out and won't let them join until they develop some team spirit . Kageyama and Hinata challenge the third years to a game and there going to be playing with Tanaka who is one of my favorite characters . Sugawara helps Hinata with volleyball and Kageyama practices with Hinata and then we meet the other first years Tsuki and yamaguchi . Tsuki is kind of a prick so they play the game and Hinata isn't doing so well he keeps getting blocked and then he amazes everyone with his jumping . I plan to read the second vol soon I loved this Manga

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