Word Of The Week

This week’s word of the week is…

HOPE

a feeling of expectation and desire for a certain thing to happen.

This is this weeks word of the week for various reasons. Hope is a word that we humans need to grow. We need hope to be able to self confident. Hope is what we all need in the world, because lately, I have seen a lack of it. A lack of hope is bad, and we all know it. We all need hope, but we do not need arrogance. There is a fine line between hope and arrogance. If you just hope you win the competition, and not do any work for it, then brag how you’re going to win. Well bro, you have just crossed the fine line between hope and arrogance.

The word hope is also dedicated to Jakarta, which has recently been bombed, so I would like to dedicate this text to them. All those in Indonesia, lend support to our government, and hope for the best. I would like not only to raise 50 replies back saying #KamiTidakTakut (meaning we are not afraid), but please, help each other in this crucial time of need.

I’ll end this blog entry with this hashtag…

#KAMITIDAKTAKUT

 

Top Five Books I Have Ever Read

Top Five Books That I Have Ever Read, is basically a list of the Top Five Books I Have Ever Read. So here goes…

  1. Divergent: Veronica Roth

If you follow me on Goodreads, you know that I am currently reading Divergent. I am practically in LOVE with book. I am currently on page 496, and I am close to finishing. Maybe once I’ve finished, you could join in on a book club session on Goodreads using the Discussion panel. I’ll go check it out…

2. Eleanor & Park: Rainbow Rowell

I LOVE THIS BOOK SO MUCH THAT I HAVE READ IT OVER 3 TIMES!!!!! HELP!!! As you can probably see I really enjoyed and liked this book. It has a great plot, and it just gives you the feels. I felt at least 10 different emotions in the last chapter. For more info on the book, check out my book review for it.

3. Fangirl: Rainbow Rowell

Fangirl is a must HAVE for any fangirl or fanboy. Personally, reading the book is like reading a fanfiction, and inside is another fanfiction. Seriously, I felt all the emotions a go through after reading a good fanfiction. GET THIS BOOK, IT’S AMAZING!!!

4. The Help: Kathryn Stockett

I loved this book, because I love any books that are funny, but with a meaning. It tells the tale of two African-American maids Minnie and Aibileen, and a new up and coming journalist, Eugenia “Skeeter” Phelan, who wants to write a ‘fictional’ book about them. I loved the idea and the concept, and is a great read for teens.

5. Girl Online: Zoe Sugg

Zoe Sugg is a British YouTuber and author of the Girl Online series. Her books are extremely funny, and describes in detail of a young teenager living in Brighton. It entails all of the girl’s ups and downs, and is a great read for female teenagers.

 

WAIT, WHAT!

As you all now, Alan Rickman has recently passed away. I found out in the morning, and I immediately began typing the words “Alan Rickman” into the Google Search box, and, yep. It had already stated the date and time of the actor’s passing. This suddenly made me realise how different my reactions to this information would be in past years. Nowadays, when I receive news of this sort, I no longer sit there, cry, and watch all the Harry Potter Movies again, I go on the Internet to see if they have updated his Wikipedia page, then I immediately tell every website that has people from the Harry Potter Fandom, that Alan had passed. This way I can help create some fanfiction dedicated to the great actor.

This made me realise that the way we now respond to information is different to the way we responded to it in the past. I definitely wouldn’t have responded as dramatically as I did. I would have probably have just said “Okay, that’s sad..” and returned to my room.

Internet has changed our lives so mush, for better or for worse (I sound like the person that does the vows at weddings)…

Sagittarius Scholar

 

 

LET’S GET PERSONAL: My Favourite Fairy Tale

My Favourite Fairy Tale

Ahhhhhh… The fairy tale. The way parents put children and babies to sleep. The way I get inspiration for my books. I love fairy tales, but NOT the ones that were (for lack of better word) tweaked by Disney. like the ones that were oddly gruesome, and WAYYYY more interesting. ESPECIALLY like the ones by the Grimm Brothers. There is a book that features all of the greatest original Grimm Brothers tales, without any boundaries and censors. I read the first chapter and I fell in love with it.

Though, the Grimm Brothers aren’t the only tales I fell in love with. The works of SHAKESPEARE are also some of my favourite tales. In my opinion, there are three types of fairy tales.

  1. The Infant Taleswhich are for infants, so probably tweaked original tales
  2. The Oh-I’m-No-Longer-A-Child Tales, which are for teens and tweens who still enjoy faerie tales (notice the more original way to spell fairy), so probably the original Grimm Brother tales, old myths and legends, and Shakespeare if they’re brave.
  3. The I-Officially-Am-In-Love-With-Fairy-Tales tales, which are basically either Hans-Christian Anderson, Twilight, Divergent, City of Bones, and the Hunger Games series. The I-Officially-Am-In-Love-With-Fairy-Tales tales, are for college students and adults (young, mid-age, and old).

I’m am more interested in the Oh-I’m-No-Longer-A-Child Tales, because I find them MORE INTERESTING (sorry various fandoms, I’m not saying that the other books and series are bad, per say. I’m just saying that I’m more interested in the Oh-I’m-No-Longer-A-Child Tales).

Now, back to the question at hand, which is “What is my Favourite Fairy Tale?” Well the answer is…the Legend of Psyche.

Vision Board

A vision board is MY idea of a good way to achieve your goals (read “New Year’s Resolutions”). I created a vision board, and it included my personal goals, and had many inspiring quotes. One quote REALLY stood out for me.

“If you can’t fly, then run.
If you can’t run, the walk.
If you can’t walk, then crawl,
but you have to keep moving forward.”

Martin Luther King Jr.

I created two separate Vision Boards, one slightly resembles a mind-map, and featuring all of my personal and life goals. I also have another vision board, SOLELY for inspirational quotes, such as the on above.

Click on the link to see my INSPIRATIONAL VISION BOARD!!!

Inspirational – Google Docs 10

 

Book Review: Liberty Frye and the Witches of Hessen By J.L. McCreedy

Book: Liberty Frye and the Witches of Hessen

Author: J.L. McCreedy

Review:

‘Liberty Frye and the Witches of Hessen’  is a fast-paced read, with twists and turns at every chapter. I enjoyed the book, and I LOVED the fast paced action. This book tells the story of a ten year old girl, called Liberty Frye, and her holiday to her mother’s home town Hanau, Germany. The entire trip is shrouded with mystery, with many plot twists and surprises. Can Liberty handle all these secrets being revealed???

Recommendation

I recommend this book for action and mystery book lovers. If you also enjoy books about witches, I also recommend it for you.

Praise for Liberty Frye and the Witches of Hessen

“Hilariously funny and full of genuinely enjoyable and well crafted characters McCreedy’s novel is a great fun read for adults as well as children.” The Kindle Book Review

“I highly recommend this book to anyone who enjoys YA fantasy. This book is the best I’ve reviewed. An amazing story.” (Readers Favorite 5-Star Review by Carol Thompson)

“ I like the adventure and the fact it wasn’t too scary or violent. I really like how Libby kept finding more and more about her family and who she really was. I think boys and girls will like the book. It is a very fun story …” This Kid Reviews Books.com

“…what’s most interesting here is that despite a set-up we feel we might have read before, everything feels new. The writing is clipped & tight; very descriptive when it needs to be but working fully to propel the narrative forward. The characters are quirky & real enough that the reader invests real emotion in the struggles.” Writer’s Digest Self-Published Ebooks Honorable Mention, Judge’s Commentary

“The characters are so adorable and come to life to vividly that I half expect them to walk down the road any moment. Their adventure is fantastic and I would love to read more.” Samantha Grayson, Goodreads

“Right from the start the story gets interesting and you don’t want to put it down. It deals with mystery, magic , a very strong friendship between two young girls and what they are willing to do for one another.” Book Room Reviews.com

Love of a Fangirl

Love

Love is the subject of today’s blog. Love is the source of many great books (*cough* Eleanor & Park  *cough*), and the source of the many break-up anthems (*cough* Dear John, by Taylor Swift *cough*). Love is unpredictable, so it could beautiful and magical, or just plain terrifying. Many people have defined the word ‘love’, but the word is undefinable.

I would have put it in as my word of the week, but this word means so much to the world, I could have done it justice in a 153 word blog post. Everyone finds love difficult and tough, but it can also come in the most unexpected forms. As a fangirl myself, I (unlike many), don’t fall in love with movie stars, actors, musicians, or YouTubers. I fall in love with my OTP.

OTP stand for One True Pairing, and is a subsection of a ship. A ship is when you put two people together in a relationship, friendship or marriage. My OTP right now, is Phan. Phan is the ship between two BFF YouTubers called Dan (dnisnotonfire) and Phil (AmazingPhil). They are my OTP, and I hope they might be yours too. Being a fangirl is tough, so, SHOUTOUT to all the fangirls, the fanboys, and the fandoms, for sticking to their fandoms, OTPs, and their ships…

Sagittarius Scolar

 

Word of The Week

As I have previously introduced, Word of the Week is a blog post about MY Word of the Week. The word could be anything from a new vocabulary word I learnt, but also any word that I genuinely think is awesome. This week’s Word of the Week is (drum roll please)…

PROCRASTINATION!!!

pro·cras·ti·na·tion

the action of delaying or postponing something.

Procrastination, is an act that I HATE that I do, but I still do it!!!

If you have seen my ‘New Year’s Resolution’ blog entry, you know that one of my New Year’s Resolutions were to live a healthier lifestyle, and part of that was to STOP PROCRASTINATING (so far that hasn’t come true). After a few days I realised that, maybe it is okay to procrastinate, as long as it doesn’t take over your LIFE. I have begun to slow down my procrastination rate down to a minimum.

I know, I also haven’t been updating in a while, but I PROMISE that it wasn’t due to procrastination. It was solely because I had NO IDEA what to blog about, due to the fact I’m still new to this blogging thing, but I promise to keep updating.

Sagittarius Scholar

Word of the Week

Word of the Week would be a weekly blog post about MY word of the week. The word could either be a word I like, a new and exciting word that I learned, or a word that is just AWESOME. The week’s word of the week is (drum roll please)…

UNIQUE

u·nique

being the only one of its kind; unlike anything else.

I LOVE the word ‘unique’. Not only is saying the word really cool, it also means a lot to me. Unique isn’t weird, it isn’t odd, it is just different, but in the best way possible. Unique isn’t just different, but it make you feel special, like their is NOBODY else in the world with your qualities. It makes you feel proud to be who you are, and it (in a way) make you not care about how people think of you. When you are unique, you feel like you have no boundaries, and EVERYONE is unique, and your unique quality, make you feel as if you can change the world…

BOOK REVIEW: Eleanor & Park By Rainbow Rowell

Book: Eleanor & Park

Author: Rainbow Rowell

Eleanor & Park is a tale of two awkward kids who meet on the bus. Park is a Korean-American, teenage boy, and a big fan of music and Marvel comic books. Eleanor is an intelligent, weight – conscious, out-of-the-ordinary teenage girl, who is new at Park’s school. They fell in love through their love of music and words, though their story is no Romeo and Juliet. With plot twists, and tears awaiting every page of their story. From arguments, fights, and just general awkwardness and cuteness, it is a great read for those who enjoy love stories, independent female characters, and book, movie, music, and television references.

Praise for Eleanor & Park –

Eleanor & Park reminded me not just what it’s like to be young and in love with a girl, but also what it’s like to be young and in love with a book.”-John Green, The New York Times Book Review

Awards for Eleanor & Park –

A New York Times Best Seller!
A 2014 Michael L. Printz Honor Book for Excellence in Young Adult Literature
Eleanor & Park is the winner of the 2013 Boston Globe Horn Book Award for Best Fiction Book.
A Publishers Weekly Best Children’s Book of 2013
A New York Times Book Review Notable Children’s Book of 2013
A Kirkus Reviews Best Teen Book of 2013
An NPR Best Book of 2013