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Sunday, 21 December 2014

When I was little I used to be a ridiculous bookworm. My mom would take me to the library every week and I'd pick up 6/7 books and they would all be read by the following week. Now with all the new distractions and technology, I don't tend to read much anymore and I pretty much grew out of my bookworm habits. I'm trying a lot harder to read more, especially at university when it's easy to lie around in bed all day.. while on my laptop (netflix, damn you!) So I'm finally utilizing my iPad to it's bookworm potential and I'm hoping to finish a book every week!

This week I finished John Green's Paper Towns. If you've seen 'The fault in our stars' which was released as a film earlier this year, it's written by the same author. I previously read 'the fault in our stars' before it was released as a film and I literally blubbed my eyes out.. same as his other books that I'd read beforehand.

Paper Towns is being released as a film pretty soon I think, I know they've just finished filming it, with Cara Delevingne as the main character, Margo. Personally, after finishing it I think she's the perfect casting for the role and is literally everything about the character. I really wanted to read it before the movie came out because I usually prefer the book to the movie, and if I read a book afterwards, I imagine the actors as the characters and it just.. no. It's so frustrating haha.

I wasn't really sure what to expect from 'Paper Towns' I didn't really know where the story was going when I started reading it, But basically..*

It's about a guy who goes on some huge long quest to find Margo, a seemingly troubled girl who quite frankly is a little nuts.. and drags this guy around to find her and you don't know what they are, are they friends.. are they just ugh. I guess it's sort of romantic..... sort of...

I actually really enjoyed it though.. it was funny in a chuckling kind of way and it's such an easy read, which is why I love John Green. If you're looking for a romance like 'The fault in our stars' it's not really much of one... It's quite a lot of chasing around and faffing about with clues and and what not, more of a puzzle than a smushy romance book.

However I love how clever the book is written and how all the clues all add up together and I did really love reading it. I wasn't impressed with the ending though. It kind of made me a little mad as its just meh.. Maybe the movie will tell a little more, but I finished the book feeling kind of aggravated that I didn't know what happened..

Would I read it again? Maybe, I don't know..
Will I see the movie? Definitely.

Have you read Paper towns?

Friday, 19 December 2014

Tomorrow I'm finally leaving little Bournemouth and going back to my hometown for Christmas. The best part is that I'm actually driving home instead of getting the train, which is cold and boring and my book usually gets interrupted by some noisy crying child or some drunken idiot at 11pm.

Which is why I'm really excited for the 2 and half hour drive, driving alone, This means I can drive to whatever music I want to and blast my little lungs out on the motorway. I'm so excited for the home comforts, that no student housing can give. It's also been a long time since I've spent some alone time with my family, which I'm actually really excited about. Being away from home makes you miss more than you thought you would.

What are you excited for this christmas?

Tuesday, 16 December 2014

Today I overslept, again. And the importance of having routine at university is so important to me as not everyday is easy, just getting out of bed in the mornings is a difficult enough challenge.. Today I realized how much easier my life would be, and how much easier other people's lives would be if we just helped each other out every once in a while.

Although I would consider myself as hating all people because, they are people. I know I only tell myself that because it is 100% not true. My life revolves around people, I get crazily nervous when I'm on my own, specifically. If people were more understanding and took the time out of their day to just text somebody and say 'hey how're you doing today?' maybe a lot less people would be a lot less sad.

I consider myself quite an understanding person. Although I feel incredibly awkward when I have somebody crying into me, I try my best to gather what empathy I do have to help the other person out and do what I can to try and make their lives a little more comfortable. Even if it's simply asking if they would like to go on a little walk today, or offering to go shopping with them just to get them out the house, because I get it. I know how hard it was to get out of the duvet this morning.

I'm not really sure what point it is that I'm trying to get across today, I'm just rambling on like usual. Winter is cold, its miserable, its un-motivating and well sometimes its just nice to know somebodies thinking about you.

Instead of burying yourself in online social media today, maybe you should give that old friend a text and see what they're up to later.

Monday, 15 December 2014

I think it's really important to find new bloggers, especially since recently I've been changing who it is I'm following to suit what it is I enjoy reading most. I love being inspired by other bloggers and I think its important that we all share each other's posts and promote posts that we have really enjoyed!

I'd really love to turn this into a weekly thing, but I'm not sure for definite but fingers crossed!

These are more of what I read last week (oops) but these are the blogs and posts that really stood out for me and inspired me last week :)

// Zoe's post really connected with me on a personal level, especially with the social anxiety I sometimes struggle with. It was a really lovely post to read and I love reading her thought-provoking posts. //

// I've been trying to get back into reading lately, as I used to be a proper little bookworm as a child and I miss getting into a good book. I saved this post for future reference //

// Another post which was quite easy to connect with, but also interesting to see how other people deal with mental illness and how they overcome it in their everyday lives. //

// As a student, I procrastinate alot... I found this post really inspiring and helpful to my everyday life //

// A short and simple post, yet it says what every blogger is thinking, and that it is okay to take a break from blogging, which was encouraging to read. //

// Another anxiety post, (sorry) which I found really inspiring and connected with on a personal level //

// Not sure how I stumbled across this post, but I found it really inspiring and beautiful. The photography is beautiful and its a really lovely different poetic piece. //

// I really enjoyed this post, I felt like alot of what she wrote, I felt was quite true. A really honest inspiring read! //
Tiny Paint Pot - The Blogger I'm Not
// A really nice post about blogger self-reflection, a really thought provoking piece //

// A lovely personal post about blogging and keeping true to yourself //

*apologies for my crappy photography this week, need to find my SD Card for my camera :(