Friday, July 1, 2016
Sorry I'm late to posting on my last day! I was watching a movie and sometimes it takes me a while to get through them. It was called "Bridge of Spies" and was really interesting and shows an interesting fact in history. Definitely give it a watch :)
Today, since the last day's prompt is to post what ever we want, I thought I'd tell you a little bit about some books I read recently and why you should pick them up (these are some of my favorite reads of the year so far too) :) .
1: The Raven King by Maggie Stiefvater
I read the first three books of the Raven Cycle two semesters ago and I absolutely loved them and was looking forward to the last one in the series. And it didn't disappoint! It wrapped up everyone's stories, the focus on friendship even with the romance (Blue/Gansey and Ronan/Adam, both of which I really enjoyed) being there was super nice, the plot was riveting, and it was nice to have smart teen characters for a change (and adults who were in the plot). There were a few loose ends I wish had been tied up (like, what happened to the Gray Man?) and I wish there were some more interactions at the end, but overall I was very satisfied :)
2: The Trials of Apollo: The Hidden Oracle by Rick Riordan
A continuation of the Percy Jackson and the Olympians and the Heroes of Olympus series, this book sets up the next Greek mythology series by Rick Riordan by turning the Greek God Apollo into a teenage boy. This book was just as fun as Mr. Riordan's other works and it was especially nice because of the different protagonist. Unlike many of Riordan's heroes, Apollo is kind of a jerk and is selfish and isn't young. It's very obvious that he's thousands of years old- this is especially shown when he showing concern for his demigod children (it was so nice :) ). It was also nice to have a lead have acne for once, since usually it's the jerk or annoying person (or used to describe perverts). The climax was also really exciting as was most of the book. It also had me cracking up but feeling good feels as well. DEFINITELY read it! :)
3: Carry On by Rainbow Rowell
I had some issues with her book "Fangirl" (because Levi was....NOT a guy for me, even though he wasn't a jerk, perse), but I ADORED Carry On. Seriously, it's super long and I read it really quickly. It's a fantasy novel that is reminiscent of Harry Potter enough for nostalgia, but different enough to be exciting and new. It also read like the last book in a series so even though you haven't read about these characters before (or, if you've read Fangirl, you have a little) they feel familiar. The characters are fantastic, the plot was SO GOOD, the different take on the whole Chosen One thing was excellent and just perfect, and the romance was a lot of fun. It also had lots of funny quotes and amazing world building. The way the magic worked was super unique and made me want to read more about this world and it's characters. READ IT! You won't regret it :)
4: Magnus Chase and the Gods of Asgard: The Sword of Summer by Rick Riordan
Mr. Riordan always writes good books and I think this might be his best stuff after his Greek/Roman works (which are obviously the best). I loved the different characters and as someone who is part Norwegian, I loved seeing how Norse mythology was implemented into the story. It was also a ton of fun to have a Dwarf and an Elf character who were different from the norm and, in fact, those two were probably my favorite characters. Magnus (Annabeth's cousin! And we see her a couple of times too!) was a great lead and it was nice to have a non-warrior character (who could still fight, but is not a warrior) and he was a lot of fun. I also LOVED Samirah (a.k.a. Sam). It was really nice to see a Muslim main character and she was badass and a good character as well, which made it even better. Definitely read it, you will enjoy it immensely :) Oh, and Thor, Loki, and Odin were fun :)
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I'm also currently reading the second Rebel Force series which is really good (FERUS OLIN, people!! :D) and next I have Running Barefoot, Cold Fire (Supernatural book! :D), and A Six of Crows (which my sister said was good). Looking forward to it all! :D I have, of course, read a lot more than this but these were some books I especially enjoyed recently :)
Thank you to Arda and who ever else has been looking at my posts (like my sister and mom and maybe my brother) and I hope you enjoyed reading :) I know I had fun doing this with Arda :)
Take care and May the Force Be With You 3>
Thursday, June 30, 2016
Wow, we're nearly done with this challenge. Tomorrow will be the final day :O
So today I'm supposed to post a picture of myself. All right, here goes :p
This picture of me is a few years old, but I don't look that much different so I thought I'd share it since I really like this picture of me :)
This is from when I was in Les Miserables. Sorry for the..er..underwear peeking out of my shirt in the shot. It's just that the neckline was low and it would do that a lot. :/
Wednesday, June 29, 2016
In all honesty, I'm not a wish maker. I used to do it when I blew out the candles on my birthday cakes, but the 11:11? Never have. I may have when it was 11;11 on 11/11/11, but that was because it was a big deal. Otherwise, I don't really believe in making wishes. But, if I did, I'd ask for an infinity amount of more wishes! XD And then wish for things like, fixing the world (get rid of social inequalities and save the environment and have the poor have food and shelter and everything they need) and being an actor, writer, singer, and a black belt (and find a guy to beat up).
Monday, June 27, 2016
Today's prompt is to make a list of things that make me warm and fuzzy. So here goes :)
Obi-Wan and Anakin's friendship
Obi-Wan Kenobi and Siri Tachi's relationship :) (SiriWan)
They are my number 1 OTP and they will be for a thousand years and forever XD
I absolutely love reading about their father-son dynamic in Jude Watson's Star Wars books :)
Yeah, I know it's weird, but whenever I read a Star Wars book or re-read a favorite, I start to feel really happy and content :)
Dean Winchester when he's with children <3 p="">3>
Come on, he's so cute! :)
Dean/Castiel hugs. We don't get nearly enough.
I love it when they hug each other! They should do it more often <3 p="">3>
Cute Destiel fanart like these two <3 p="">3>
Sunday, June 26, 2016
Today's question is, honestly, kind of odd. Because what people like when it comes to personalities and looks varies from person to person. I have liked Obi-Wan, this guy at my church, and Dean Winchester. I liked their personalities AND how they looked, but there are others who like neither about these guys. And, really, when you like a person's personality in a romantic way, you find that they become VERY beautiful in your eyes as well. Like, sure, you notice looks a bit, but what makes them romance-worthy is that you grow to know them and the more you do, the more you find in their personality and looks to like. For example, I saw someone once say online that Jensen doesn't seem very interesting as a person, even if he is nice looking, which, to me, is so STRANGE, because he's a person I'd love to just sit and talk to for hours on end. He seems really cool to me. And once, when I showed someone a picture of Jensen, they thought he just looked like all the other male actors (WHAT?! NO! >:( ) even though I find him to be very handsome/pretty and definitely different looking from most guy actors (like, apparently a lot of girls find Brad Pitt hot but he doesn't do anything for me).
So yes, strange question.
Saturday, June 25, 2016
So for today's part of the challenge, I have to list 7 things that cross my mind a lot.
SO HERE GOES! :D
1: Star Wars (particularly the EU and getting it back. Also, lots of hatred for Disney Wars).
2: WORRY in general (about the world, social justice, the environment, politics, feminist stuff, my life stuff, my career, relationships, etc)
3: My book series
4: Dean Winchester,,,,,,, O_ O (I'M SORRY!) and Supernatural in general
5: What I'm currently reading
7: Friends :)