To All the Boy’s I’ve Loved Before

Author: Jenny Han

Series: To All the Boys I’ve Loved Before #1

Published Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers

Genre: Contemporary Romance

Pages: 355

“To All the Boys I’ve Loved Before is the story of Lara Jean, who has never openly admitted her crushes, but instead wrote each boy a letter about how she felt, sealed it, and hid it in a box under her bed. But one day Lara Jean discovers that somehow her secret box of letters has been mailed, causing all her crushes from her past to confront her about the letters: her first kiss, the boy from summer camp, even her sister’s ex-boyfriend, Josh. As she learns to deal with her past loves face to face, Lara Jean discovers that something good may come out of these letters after all.” -Goodreads

Review:

Dear Peter,

Hi you do not know me but I love you. I have now read the book and seen the movie and I am your soulmate. Will you marry me?

-Kat

Okay, that was my letter. Short but to the point, right?

Alrighty then craziness aside, how freaking adorable was this story. I mean first lets start with the look of the book. Cute and appealing. Great model for the front. (Yes I judge books by their cover very throughly)

Then Lara Jean was such a role model. I need to start dressing, acting, and eating like her. I really wanna try those Korean smoothies she is always talking about so if anyone knows where to get them, slide that info! Lara is such a clever character and I love the diversity of the book. I love the way her culture is brought out into the book and is expressed in the movie (also this review will be about both he review and the movie) which made me happy. She is the perfect person. I just wish she had been less stubborn because so much less drama would have happened, and oh wait, I love drama so why would I care? Haha, I don’t. I do thought think she should have been less stubborn because my poor Peter bear wanted her so desperately but she was so in her head that she just did not get it.

Now onto Peter. He is likes the world’s favorite idiot. Like he really did not handle everything perfectly but his hair was gorgeous while doing it. He should have let Get go the minute she dumped him and realized who his true love was, (ME) Lara Jean! But instead he creates a fake relationship so he can have basically both the girls. But alas that is such a dumb jock move. It is a good thing he was a dream boat or I would not have understood why Lara Jean put up with that from him.

I think Kitty is my spirit animal. She was so spritely and I loved her sass. She did a bad thing by sending out those private letter but in the end it all worked out just fine.

I did not really like Margot at all. She just kind of seemed so matter-of-fact and followed her mother’s rules way too seriously. Now, Josh and her were never meant to be and that is clear to see y his confusion on his feelings with Lara Jean but she shouldn’t have just dumped him. What Lara Jean finds out about them later in the novel does not constitute a reason for her to break up with him. Even though her mother did ask her not to go to college with a boyfriend. It just seems cruel to have broken Josh’s heart, then be able to escape to Scotland while he is stuck living next to Margot’s family.

The plot of the story was cute. There was not any huge action except for the big fallout near the end. Basically, the story just consisted of Peter and Lara Jean fighting then making up. Fighting then making up. Over and over again in this “fake” relationship. And Lara Jean being very stupid about many things.

But I loved the ridiculousness of this book and it went really well. I loved the movie to. I loved the cinematography. I thought both were really good. I cannot wait to read the next one!

Thanks for reading!

-Kat

P.S I hope you guys liked my A1 gif usage. I wanted to include some very nice moments of Peter and Lara Jean.

Star Rating: 4.7

The Vagina Monologues

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Author: Eve Ensler, Gloria Steinem (Foreword)

Published May 3rd 2001 by Virago Press Ltd.

Genre: Feminism, Nonfiction, Drama

Pages: 185

“I decided to talk to women about their vaginas, to do vagina interviews, which became vagina monologues…At first women were reluctant to talk. They were a little shy. But once they got going, you couldn’t stop them. Women secretly love to talk about their vaginas. They get very excited, mainly because no one’s ever asked them before.” -Goodreads 

Review: 

A book of feminism and glory. 

I loved the vagina talk. It was very empowering and the friend I read it with agreed with me. 

It is an important book. It is important to hear these women’s stories and to understand the depths of the women’s body. 

I wish I could go see this performed. It would be quite entertaining to see. 

I am reading this growing up in a non-“down there” era but still with some struggles with people embracing the word and I think this book does well to try and make vagina not seem like such a “nasty”word. 

I thought the stories were really nice and sort of inspiring. They mostly discussed how they viewed their vaginas and others and showed people journey through vagina discovery.

This blog is really short and I am sorry about that but I do not have much to say. The book is short which means a short blog. Especially one where I believe everyone should read it and see the amazing stories. I don’t want to give away anything to much. I want people to experience the book for themselves. 

Anyways, thank you for reading. Let me know down below if you have read it an your opinions on it. 

Star Rating: 4.5

October Preview

Well guess who isn’t prepared for this month…

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This girl!

So I have really nothing planned for this month. This whole already having posts ready to go, really doesn’t help me when it comes to writing these because I just don’t remember to write more. Basically, I have nothing planned for the month.

I have a few reviews coming out from more books I still have to review from my hiatus.

I want to write some discussion posts but I have no clue what to write about so if anyone has any suggestions please comment below.

I did not finish my TBR for last month so that is being continued up into this month.

Basically this month is going to be a crap show and ya’ll are gonna have to sit through it and deal with it. Posts probably wont come every day but I will try…Any posts I do write will most likely be like this one, rushed, short, and done the night before.

But hey it is October and you know what that means:

HALLOWEEN!!

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and

RIVERDALE

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and

STRANGER THINGS 2

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and

CANDY

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and

OTHER OCTOBER THINGS

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What I can say is that I shall be giving reviews on Riverdale and Stranger Things. I may give post about my Halloween plans or parties that may happen. I don’t know if that would end up in this month though. I can tell you I shall be doing some fall favorites. I can tell you this because that will be my post for tomorrow because it is simple and easy.

Anyways this is all I can give you for this preview. I know this post sucks, do not judge me. I am doing the best I can with the schedule I have.

Thank you for reading and see you next post!

NEW ROOM!

Hello my fellow bloggers,

So recently I did a big thing which I am so happy about. I mean if you can’t tell by the title:

I redid my entire room!

I painted and moved things around.

Okay, okay, I dont know where to start this but I will show you my before pictures so here you go:

For my prep work I:

  • moved everything out of my room except for the big things
  • spackled the tiny holes in my wall
  • cleaned the walls
  • taped up the trim and my doors and my window
  • got all the paint supplies into my room

And then after prep I:

  • painted the walls blue
  • painted around the edges of my room
  • waited for it to dry for a day
  • painted one of my walls white in two coats
  • taped up that wall
  • painted it blue
  • and wah lah

 

After:

I am so proud of how my room looks. I did it all by myself. I need to do touch ups on my accent wall because of course it bled through but it is expected with a textured wall. I don’t have the best pictures but you know what it is what you all are gonna have to deal with.

I am so happy with my room. For months, I have been wanting a change in my room. My room was always pink which, yes, it is a good color but, I just wanted something more mature and more me. Blue is my favorite color and this color blue is the most perfect blue in the world. The more I look at it and the more I stare at it the more it becomes my favorite color. Anyways I wanted a room more me.

I love minimalism but I also love having a bunch of stuff on my wall. I have a lot of things I need to put onto my walls like my horse ribbons and just some other things I love to have on my walls. I wanted my room to look more mature. I wanted it o look like me but also to still be pleasing to the eye. One thing about my old room was that I felt self conscious about it because it was such a child room. It was way to colorful and nothing matched. I wanted it to start feeling like those Pintrest rooms. I wanted my room to inspire me. I wanted to be able to keep my room clean so I got rid of a lot of things. So I wanted a new room.

And I achieved that. I feel like the blue is really soothing and not distracting. I changed up my room layout. My desk is in a new spot away from the window. When it was in front of my window I got so distracted because of the curtains. They always got stuck in weird positions and it always bugged me so I stopped working and tried to fix it. Obviously, that got me distracted so I wouldn’t work very well. Anyways I changed up all this stuff to make a better room for me.

I am so happy. This room just makes me very happy. I had a great time doing this even though it was a lot of work.

Anyways thank you for reading!

The Odyssey

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Author: Homer

Translator: E.V Rieu

Published November 30th 2006 by Penguin Classics (first published -720)

Genres: Classics, Fantasy

Pages: 541

The Odyssey, Homer’s best-loved poem, recounting Odysseus’ wanderings after the Trojan War. With wit and wile, the ‘man of twists and turns’ meets the challenges of the sea-god Poseidon, and monsters ranging from the many-headed Scylla to the cannibalistic Cyclops Polyphemus – only to return after twenty years to a home besieged by his wife Penelope’s suitors. In the myths and legends retold in this immortal poem, Fagles has captured the energy of Homer’s original in a bold, contemporary idiom.” -Goodreads

My review:

I always believe school books are going to be good….

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Well as you can probably infer, I did not like yet another school book. Again I don’t know if it was the pressure and the fact that I was being forced to read this book super fast and not take the time to fully understand it or if it was that it was a bad book. I think my age makes me hate the book. I don’t know many people my age who enjoy that book. I think I am to into very fantastical books so these classical books about life and teaching you lessons don’t thrill me as much as I hoped they would. I know this story is more fantastical than any of the other classics out there and maybe that is why I liked it better then some of the ones I have read. But this book predates all the classics. Its language was super hard to read. I don’t know who wrote the translation I read but it was very confusing. Maybe another translation will be good enough.

So I love mythology and creatures like satyrs and the Minotaur etc, so I enjoyed that part about this book. I liked seeing how people lived in another time period. It was interesting to see the different ways people lived and what they believed back when this story originated. I loved learning about gods and other legends and myths during this unit in school. It helped me understand the story more.

Odysseus was a pretty cool character. I didn’t get to see much of him until near the middle even though the story revolves around him. I loved how he was really set on getting home and he kept fighting to get there. He wasn’t all to loyal to his wife but the road to hell was paved with good intentions. I mean he really had no choice when you’re trapped on an island with someone and you don’t think anyone is gonna save you. Telemachus was pretty cool to. He had a lot of trust in his dad. He never even met the guy and he sets off to try and find out if he is alive. Penelope is the most loyal of them all and she never marries anyone and waits for her long lost husband to come hope. Athena a.k.a Athene is super awesome in helping Odysseus get home.

The plot was good I guess. It just was so much packed in to so little. The descriptions of places were long and sort of dull but then the action came out to descriptive for how fast paced it went.

As I review this I see that is wasn’t a terrible story but I just didn’t get into it like I felt like I wanted to.

Well, thank you for reading another one of my short school book reviews. I know these probably aren’t as entertaining as the rest of my reviews but I would feel weird not giving you guys all my opinions on all the books I read.

Thanks for read. Tell me what you thought of this book.

Star Rating: 3

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

End of Hiatus/September Preview

Hello readers,

I am back and better than ever (I hope).

My six month long hiatus is over and let me just say, it feels good to be back. I am super excited to be back and writing again. The break sucked and I couldn’t wait to get back to the blog.

I first wanna start this off with saying hello to all my new followers. I saw I gained a few even though I wasn’t on the blog anymore so welcome.

Next, I have huge things planned for this blog. Starting next Monday I shall be posting every weekday, allowing myself some time on the weekends to write. I will try as hard as I can to get 1-2 book reviews out. I think since I already have over ten reviews in my drafts right now there will be no problem doing so. I also want to post more tags and discussion blog posts so stayed tuned to that.

I cannot wait to get back onto the blog. It will be so much more organized with regular posts unlike back in my first six months of doing this.

Anyways now for my September preview:

So now that I am back I am going to keep a calendar of blog posts that I shall be posting. I have mostly gotten all the blogs for this month done except for three. I am sorry if those don’t go up on the days that they said they were. I am not very good at writing discussion posts but I am trying them out this month. Anyways here you go:

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As you can see I have a busy schedule ahead of me but thankfully those posts are all done except for three.

Reading goal:

3 books

I want to read at least three books this month. It is gonna be hard but I have recently come across audio books and started to enjoy them so my car rides shall be better.

The books on my TBR are:

  1. A Work in Progress by Connor Franta

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  1. The Secret Life of Bees by Sue Monk Kidd

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  1. A Court of Thorns and Roses

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As I write this blog, I am listening to A Work in Progress. It is already so good. I am gonna get these little reading goals finished. All the other goals I had were never finished. So this time I am trying to do this better. NONSTOP READING!!!!!!!!!

I am excited to start this blogging journey again. I hope you guys enjoy what I am gonna put out for you this month and for all the months to come.

Thank you for reading!

Top Ten Tuesday

“Top Ten Tuesday is an original feature/weekly meme created here at The Broke and the Bookish in June 2010.”-Top Ten Tuesday

This weeks list is :

Top Ten Books I Wish I Had

I am excited to be doing this meme. I love making lists and doing these tag type things. I am finally getting less busy so I hope to be participating in this almost every week. I am taking this tag as books I wish I owned so to start this tag here are the ten books I wish I had:

1.Caraval by Stephanie Garber

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2.The Lunar Chronicles by Marissa Meyers

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3.Empire of Storms by Sarah J Maas

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4.Court of Mist and Fury by Sarah J Maas

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5.Zenith by Sasha Alsberg and Lindsay Cummings

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6.All the Rainbow Rowell books

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7.Maze Runner Series by James Dashner

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8. Outlander series by Diana Gabaldon

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9.The Mortal Instruments series by Cassandra Clare

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10.All John Green books

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I know that most of these pictures only have some of the author’s books or few books in the series but it is what I get for looking up these pics on the internet. The link should show what books I want. I have read half these books and I have wanted to read the rest of these books. I want all the John Green books because I love them all. I want to have them for my re-reading. I want the Mortal Instruments series because I read the first book and never got around to reading the others because of other books and if I had them on my shelf I think I would get them done. The Outlander series is my favorite book tuber’s, Sasha Alsberg, favorite book series and I like a lot of books she likes so I want to read it. Also I want to get Zenith when it come out because Sasha Alsberg duh… I want EoS and ACOMAF because Sarah J Maas and I love the Throne of Glass series so far and I will get around to reading ACOTAR soon. I love the Maze Runner series because it was literally one of my favorite series in the world. Rainbow Rowell is my queen. I just recently bought Eleanor and Park and Fangirl. They improve my bookshelf so much. I love the sweet and simple covers. I wanted Caraval because everyone seems to love it. I also wanted the Lunar chronicles because I fell in love with Marissa Meyers after reading the book Heartless by her.

 

I had a lot of fun doing this tag. I hoped you guys liked seeing my top ten Tuesday. Go do it for yourself the link to the blog who started this meme and their top ten Tuesday post is up at the top. Thanks for reading!

February TBR

 

Hey guys!

 

I am finally doing my February TBR. I was super bus this weekend and I have no clue why I didn’t do it yesterday because I had a day off of school because of the foot of snow we received. I am now a week into February and have not finished a book or wrote this post but I guess better late than never. So let’s start.

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This month I plan on reading 4 books. Last month i read five but two of the books I planned on reading I didn’t finish so I will read those two and hopefully finish them. Here is my TBR for February:

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These two books I started last month and it has taken me forever to finish them and I am still not done with them I don’t know why I have read like a little every day. I guess I need to just sit down and read.

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These two books I am reading in celebration of Valentine’s Day. I know these stories are cutsie romance type books so I am reading them for love day.

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Great Expectations is for school and I don’t really know if I like it yet and it is super long so I don’t know if I will be able to finish it by the end of the month or what our reading schedule is so this is just an extra book just to incase.

 

So those are all the books I am reading. I am glad I have finally got this post done. I have been worried about finishing it. After I post this I am going to try and read Passenger to try and make a dent before school starts today. Hope you guys enjoyed this post. Thanks for reading!

 

January 2017 Wrap-Up

Hey guys guess what!

Its time for another monthly wrap-up.

I am so happy with this month except for how fast it flew by. I got all my finals done whihc delayed my reading so i didn’t read everything I wanted to read but I did however meet other goals. One of my goals was to make the photo you’ll see throughout this post and on my featured image. I have been meaning to make this to give a little flare to my blog.

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Rhis month was a busy month for me and so will February but I have a better outlook going into the next monththan I did going into this month. I only set a goal to read three books this month, those books being Heir of Fire, Queen of Shadows, and Passenger. while I only read two of those books on that list I did read 5 books this month. I am very happy and impressed with myself. The books I read were:

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Most of these books were amazing. I loved almost all of them. go check out my reviews which are linked above to see my opinions on each book.

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This month I posted a little but that is usually how I roll so here are my posts from this month:

and the glorious post you are on right now.

Go check out those blog posts and give them some love. I work really hard on them.

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Now I put this one last because I bought ALOT of books this month. I had lots of Christmas money so I decided I would buy books with all of that money. so here is the long list of book  bought:

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As you can see that is alot of books to buy in one month. I was so excited and still am to have gotten all those books. The wait for all of them was excruciating though. I think I may have an addiction to buying books. But they make my book shelf look even more pretty.

That is all for this months wrap-up. I hope you have enjoyed this as much as I have. I will have my TBR up by tomorrow (hopefully) so you can see what books I plan to read in February. Thanks for reading. Please like and comment below!!!!

What books did you read? Did you read any boooks that I read? What books did you buy?

 

The Heir of Fire

20613470Author: Sarah J. Maas

Series: Throne of Glass

Published by Bloomsbury

Genre: YA

Pages 565

“Celaena has survived deadly contests and shattering heartbreak―but at an unspeakable cost. Now, she must travel to a new land to confront her darkest truth . . . a truth about her heritage that could change her life―and her future―forever. Meanwhile, brutal and monstrous forces are gathering on the horizon, intent on enslaving her world. Will Celaena find the strength to not only fight her inner demons, but to take on the evil that is about to be unleashed?” -Goodreads

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