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hOI!

I’m here again, to talk about completely random things in the small time space I have.

And if you’d like to take this writing journey with me, thank you.

So, is anything new?

I mean, kind of.

I’ve decided to start reading To Kill A Mockingbird and am loving it so far. I’m contemplating picking up some more classic reads later in the year. After this, I plan on reading a book I got called Last Song Before Night. It’s been a long time since I’ve read, and I think that was just because I was spending my Barnes and Noble visits checking out all the vinyls and felt like there was nothing that I absolutely had to read. But I had heard as lot about To Kill A Mockingbird, and now around 50 pages in, I am hooked, and am probably going to binge-read it this week.

      The last book series I read was the House Of Night series, which I definitely liked a lot. Some very long book series (i’m talking over 10 books of 200 and up pages) are written by writers who may fail to keep you reading throughout the whole thing, but P.C and Kristin Cast did a wonderful job at it, and I recommend it if you like tension, some violence, vampires (this is a lot better than Twilight, but so sue me, the Twilight Saga was not a horrible read, it was actually pretty good, although I dropped the series before starting the third book), and magic aspects (i’m not talking wizard magic, i’m talking light and dark magic).

But we’ll see if I start into a new series sometime soon and it takes the crown from The Maze Runner.

Actually, that reminds me, let’s briefly talk about how horrible The Scorch Trials movie was:

 I was very disappointed in the movie, which had practically destroyed the entire plot.

SPOILERS OF THE SCORCH TRIALS AHEAD!

I think The Scorch Trials was my favorite book in the series by far. I was completely taken when I was reading it, and the plot was so well-written. For example, when Teresa and Aris teamed up to betray Thomas and such, or meeting Brenda and Jorge in the desert, or Rat Man in the beginning, or walking down the mysterious dark hallway after going through the Flat Trans, or being lured to find a cure, or…THE BOOK WAS GREAT, OKAY? AND THE MOVIE CUT OUT THE ENTIRE BETRAYAL, THE ENTIRE END, ALMOST THE ENTIRE STORY.

COME ON.

COME. ON.

SERIES SPOILERS AHEAD!!

And what’s even worse is because they screwed up the second book, the third book is completely going to have to be different, because they weren’t supposed to meet the Right Arm until well into The Death Cure, BUT NO.

I wasn’t as upset about them screwing up the plot of the first book because they didn’t screw it up that horribly, and that movie was my favorite movie for a very long time.

Well, I mean, them cutting out the telepathic part between Thomas and Teresa was pretty upsetting, and the really cool details like spelling letters through maps of the maze, and the mysterious Griever hole.

But even though the books were amazing, there was a particular part that made me VERY sad; Newt’s death. Newt was always my favorite character, AND JAMES DASHNER KILLED HIM?! It was so heart-breaking, reading as Newt fell more and more into The Flare, and became more and more of a Crank. And for him to beg for Thomas to kill him?

PLEASE JUST NO.

Ugh.

SPOILERS DONE!

Other book series I have read include The Hunger Games and Divergent.

Parts of me are screaming my sadness from a few of the deaths in those series, (2 in The Hunger Games and 1 in Divergent) but I will refrain from rambling any more spoilers.

So yeah, that’s all I have.

I’m going to watch La La Land (yes, I know, I am so late to the party, it came out last year) tonight, and I’m excited because I’ve been interested in seeing it for a while.

I’m concluding this post now.

(yeah, I know, choppy transitions)

See you sometime in your wonderful lives.

-Victoria

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Where Things Come Back by John Corey Whaley – A Review

(Due to either my idiocy or a mistake on WordPress’s end caused the entire review portion of my review posted earlier today to be deleted, so I have to rewrite the whole thing. Imagine how excited I am.)

Hello there you Death Note endings. Today, as you just read I will be writing this book review. Again.

I’m just going to go right into the review here, because I was going to be working on something else instead of putting time into this again.

I think this book is my favorite of the ones that I have reviewed recently so far. Without revealing too much of the plot, I can tell you this book is about a small town becoming popular, a brother gone missing, and a quest. I found the story to be compelling, the characters relatable and lifelike, and the bits of comedy mixed in there actually funny. I only have two problems with the book, the fact that it didn’t have an epilogue, when it was obviously the type of ending that needed an epilogue, and that the ending felt a little rushed. Addressing the first issue, if you read the book, you would understand that with the conclusion it presented, it needed an epilogue to wrap itself up. On the second, i’d say that almost the entire second half of the book is build-up to the end, with all the loose strings coming towards each other, but the ending was kind of jammed into the last few pages.

Overall, i’ll rate it 9/10.

yes, one day a book will not be rated 9/10

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How to Ruin Everything by George Watsky – Review

Hello there you tusks. Today, as you probably deduced by reading the title, I will be giving a short review of George Watsky’s How to Ruin Everything, which is a collection of essays. If you don’t know, i’m a pretty big fan of Watsky (if you read this Dade tell Max thanks again), so I decided to get this book because I have typically liked his work in the past.

Genre: Essays

Even though the essays were not connected, aside from the odd reference shared between them every once and a while, I found them entertaining. I think that Watsky’s lyrical abilities transfer well into normal writing. The essay form gives him a way to tell the stories that would be too long for a song (ignoring Exquisite Corpse here). My favorite stories overall were probably Down to the Filter, Crying & Baseball, and The White Whale. I think that if you can handle Watsky’s music and poetry, then the book should be appropriate. I recommend it to any fans of Watsky or essays!

I think without thinking too hard, I would rate this book 8.5/10, with the point and a half off being only for the book feeling a little bit too short for 12$. But I suppose that’s an unfair criticism, so i’ll round it up to 9/10!

To determine what book I should read and review next, vote on the poll here! If you leave an other answer that’s a book I don’t have, then it will probably be a really long time until I can find it and review it for you, so keep that in mind.

Thanks for reading all the way down to the bottom of this post :9876543

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Free Lunch #34

Hello there you Shinigami. Today is Tuesday, so that means it’s time for another Free Lunch! If you don’t know what that means, basically I just type for 5 minutes without stopping.

Starting at 8:57.

In the last few days, I have started watching Death Note, which is an anime! It’s supposedly made by the same people who created Attack on Titan, and I like it a lot! The premise is very interesting, and I feel that the premise of any work of fiction is the thing that most hooks me. Don’t worry I won’t write your names down..

In other words, today I recieved my copy of How to Ruin Everything by George Watsky, and i’m already almost finished with it. If you don’t know who Watsky is, I advise you go listen to some of his music. If you do know who he is, then you understand how well his lyrical abilities would translate to an actual formatted book. If you all want me to do a review on the book, just like the post 😀

Today in Pokemon Go, I caught a Pinsir on my normal walking route, and it has the second most CP of all my Pokemon currently.

Thanks for reading all the way down to the bottom of this post :3456789

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Free Lunch #33

Hello there you eggnog corndogs. Today is Friday so that means it’s time for another Free Lunch! If you don’t know what that means, I just get a device and type for 5 minuted without stopping.

Starting at 4:13.

Yesterday I didn’t do much aside from finishing The Book of Heroes, writing that review, and working for a few hours at my mom’s story booth at the farmer’s market. I was thinking that today would be more productive, but it’s already 4:14 and I’ve done much, much less. I wrote tomorrow’s post, and that’s really it. I think i’ll go on a walk and play Pokemon Go after this, because I haven’t been playing that much, and I need to step up my activity if I want to get to Level 27 by the time school comes back.

Right now i’m watching Good Mythical Morning, the one with ‘Will it Corndog?’. Hence today’s Hello there you. If anyone has any ideas for more Hello there you’s, submit some in the comments!

I have nothing to type for you right now. Oh yeah. I finished Season 2 of Attack on Titan last night, and I eagerly await the 3rd season coming in 2018!

I’m out of time because I typed slowly on my phone this time. See you in tomorrow’s music post!

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Neverwhere by Neil Gaiman – Review

Hello there you japanese balloon bombs. Today I have a pretty short review on a book I recently read, Neverwhere, by Neil Gaiman. There are no huge spoilers in this post.

Neverwhere was certainly an interesting story. For a good time in the book, everything is normal for our main character, Richard. However, after he brings an injured girl he found on the sidewalk back to his apartment to help, everything changes.

Without giving away the plot, I can safely say that fans of fantasy, character development, and plot twists will enjoy this book. Brimming with descriptive words, the book really makes you feel like you are there, experiencing the scene unfold in front of you.

I rate this book 9/10, with the final point deducted simply because of the confusion throughout the whole book until it wraps up at the end. While sometimes the mystery can be a good thing, it just feels as if I was left in the dark for far too long.

That’s all for this tiny review. The book I read directly after Neverwhere, The Book Of Heroes by Miyuki Miyabe, was also amazing. Comment below if you want me to review that as well!

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Free Lunch #31

Hello there you soothing lullabies.

It’s Tuesday, and based on the current schedule, so it’s time for a Free Lunch. If you don’t know what that is, I just type for 5 minutes without stopping.

Starting at 6:29.

Today started off pretty bad, but has worked itself back up to an okay. If someone asked how my day was I would just say goose.

I watched a few more episodes of Attack on Titan, and now i’m up to Season 2 Episode 2. It’s a very exciting show. I would recommend it if anyone cares what I recommend ssc.

About an hour ago, I listened to most of Flogging Molly’s new album, but got bored of it after a while. So I decided to put on Watsky’s Self Titled! It’s pretty good, but I got bored of that too, so i’m going to just listen to piano for a bit.

I have a huge stack of books waiting to be read currently, and today I was able to knock off two ATLA graphic novels. I still have 4 books to read..

Fever Code

Neverwhere

Tokyo Ghoul Vol. 2

Where Things Come Back

I’m about halfway through both Fever Code and Neverwhere, but honestly I gave up reading Fever Code a while ago because it’s too sad. But i’ve decided to try and finish it because why not.

The five minutes is up now, so i’ll see you all tomorrow in another post!

Dictionary Taboo:

A curtain hung in a doorway, either to replace the door, or as decoration.

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Shamelessly fighting in the view of the wars

A list of all the things I love:

 

Disney, in particular Disney Channel

Nintendo, always wearing flannel

Poems and Science

Beauty, not lice!

And also most definitely reading and WordPress

Music, but I digress

Whats most important to me

Is just blogging, can’t you see?

And although this isn’t up to my creative standard

I lost my library card (specifically the lanyard)

I can pull views

With this cheap ruse

So forgive me, the next real post is Monday

I hope you enjoyed my last real post, right here you can find it

So goodbye and now I have realized, I stole Riley’s idea right under his eyes.

So as I am legally required to disclose:

Sorry!

 

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Free Lunch #30

Hello there you lighter fluids. I just walked out of a building and it feels like the temperature just went up 20 degrees. It’s Friday, or at least it is in my timezone, so that means it’s time for another Free Lunch! That means I type for 5 minutes without stopping.

Starting at 1:12.

Yesterday was not that great for me, but today is a little bit better so far. I’ve been “working” a story booth for my mom both days, so it’s been pretty interesting. Yesterday was a Farmers Market, and today is at a place called Casa Azafrán.

I’m thinking that I will tag this post with every attention-screaming tag I can think of just as an experiment.

Such tags include: Writing, Poetry, Beauty, Books, Poem, Poems. You know. The usuals ssc.

On that ssc, I need to tell you what that means. Due to me being sick of typing lol and not laughing, I invented ssc!

ssc stands for silently smiles cooly. It’s much better than lol in every way.

I’m sorry that this post was quite short but I was kinds busy while writing it out on my phone.

Thanks for reading anyways.

Dictionary Taboo:

A small adult that poops their pants and screams a lot.

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Read These Books

Me, trying to come up with something to post today. Everything was sadly not coming together, so you get this.

*tries unsuccessfully to write a song on the piano, record it, upload it, and post it*

*frantically searches through memos, to see if there was some song or poem I wrote that I could post*

*briefly considers reposting an old good post of mine that nobody paid attention to*

*decides to just strangely post this, along with a picture of the top of my bookshelf so I can add a books tag, to keep this post sustained in views*

These are the best books ever written by the way. Or most of them.