So I just finished reading Fangirl by Rainbow Rowell and here is my review of it.
I give this book 3.5 stars.
I didn’t like the first half of the book. It was boring and nothing exciting happened. The second half was a lot better.
This book wasn’t what I was expecting. I thought Cath was going to be more fangirl than she was. I thought she would be stalking her computer for any new Simon Snow news. Instead, she mainly just wrote fanfiction. Also, I was surprised that there was no fangirl lingo, such as shipping, OTP and feels. Cath seemed to get more fangirl-y towards the end of the book, which I liked.
I also didn’t like Levi that much. There was just something about him that I didn’t like.
Random side note: The Simon Snow/Baz ship kind of reminded me of Thor/Loki.
Aside from these things, it wasn’t a bad book. The characters were well developed and the supporting characters were Fantastic. The plot was good, and I was able to relate to Cath. The ending, however, made me go, “Wait, what?”. It ended rather abruptly.
Overall I liked it, just not as much as I thought I would.
When I first heard that Lana Del Rey was singing Once Upon A Dream for Disney’s new movie “Maleficent”, I was so excited. I love Disney music and I love Lana’s songs. Put them together and I’m in heaven. When I heard the song today I was not disappointed. The song is dark, somber, but beautiful. It’s perfect for the movie (which I cannot wait to see). I even made my dad listen to it and he loved Lana’s voice. Listen to the song for yourself here.
When I first saw Katy Perry in this Valentino dress I said, “OMG!” It’s so pretty. The musical notes on the dress are so fun, but the dress itself is very haute couture. It’s the perfect balance. I’m obsessed with this look.
Two of my greatest loves are books and social media. Put them together and it’s heaven. There are many different social media sites dedicated to reading. The three most popular ones are Goodreads, LibraryThing and BookLikes. So the question is, which one is the best?
LibraryThing is basic. The biggest downside is that you can only shelve a maximum of 200 books for free. You have to upgrade if you want to shelve more. They have two types of giveaways, Early Reviewers and Member Giveaways. Early Reviewers have a lot of selection and are in monthly batches. So far I have won 1 book per batch. The Member Giveaways has fewer books, but are not in batches. LibraryThing has a lot of statistics about the books on your shelves. There is even a list of characters from the books you’ve read.
Goodreads is what many call the “Facebook” of all the sites. It’s very social and user friendly. They by far have the best selection of books in giveaways. One question many have is if the winners are picked at random. From my experience, I think so. I’ve once won 3 books in 1 day, but I’ve also gone through several droughts. Also, Goodreads has an app that lets you scan your books. It makes shelving your books a whole lot easier. Goodreads also gives you recommendations based on your ratings.
BookLikes is the “Tumblr” version. People can heart and reblog your posts. The dashboard is very similar to Tumblr’s. BookLikes also has giveaways, but the books are few.
My Verdict: Goodreads is my site of choice. I love the abundance of books available through giveaways. I also love how neat it looks versus LibraryThing. It’s super easy to get the information you need about a book.
2 shows. 2 very different hiatuses. Agents of SHIELD has the typical hiatus, going on a couple of weeks breaks throughout the season. Once Upon A Time on the other hand decided to go on a 3 month hiatus to avoid this. At first I wasn’t a fan of it. 3 months is way too long to wait, especially after what happened in the winter finale (Spoiler alert: Is Rumple really dead!?!? Will Emma and Henry ever remember?!?!) Now that I’m experiencing the mini hiatuses that AoS are having, I think I prefer the long hiatus. At least with that, it will be on week after week.
Last season on “Once Upon A Time” they mentioned that Peter Pan was evil. I did not like that at all. I could not imagine how that would work. I kept telling myself that Peter Pan isn’t evil. It just doesn’t make sense. I was wrong. Every new episode of “Once” makes me love Peter Pan even more. Robbie Kay makes an amazing Peter Pan. He brings so much to the character and now I don’t mind that Peter is an evil boy. Robbie is the most perfect Peter Pan ever. Even better than Jeremy Sumpter in the 2003 movie. And let’s face it, we all loved Jeremy and thought he was super hot. Also, as a side note, I love that the lost boys act like the boys from Lord of the Flies.
In my computer science class we have a forum called Piazza where we can post questions. Well today some of my classmates decided to get a little weird. They were apparently looking for me during lecture. Very weird. I don’t even know these people. Here is what they posted.
P.S. I was in the middle of finding inspiration for a novel I’m writing when they started posting these things.