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An explanation.. of sorts!

Yes, me being me, I didn’t go through with BookBlogWriMo.
I quit before I was even halfway.
To be fair though, I do have an incomplete post which was to be posted way back on the 20th November or something.
In any case, I intend to complete it soon and post it.
Then again, I intend to do a lot of things and we’ll get to that part in the later half of this blog post- along with an explanation about BookBlogWriMo.

Before that, I need to tell you something.

My True Love Gave To Me: Twelve Holiday Stories

Read this book. Just read it.
It is an anthology of short stories by various YA authors such as Rainbow Rowell, Stephanie Perkins, David Leviathan etc.
Actually wait, I’ll list down all the author names because all of them did an amazing job writing those stories.
I’ll also list the titles of their stories.

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1. Midnights- Rainbow Rowell
2. The Lady and The Fox- Kelly Link
3. Angels in the Snow- Matt de la Peña
4. Polaris is where you’ll find me- Jenny Han
5. It’s a Yuletide Miracle, Charlie Brown- Stephanie Perkins
6. Your Temporary Santa- David Leviathan
7. Krampuslauf- Holly Black
8. What the Hell have you done, Sophie Roth? – Galye Forman
9. Beer Buckets and Baby Jesus- Myra Mcentire
10. Welcome to Christmas, Ca- Kiersten White
11. Star of Bethlehem- Ally Carter
12. The Girl Who Woke The Dreamer- Laini Taylor

I’ve highlighted the ones that made me feel all warm and nice inside. 😀
I loved all of them but I specifically restricted myself to highlight only about 5.

And since most of the stories are about Christmas, you could probably read them all before Christmas to get into the festive mood.
There’s 12 stories so you could read one in two days each and you’ll be done by the time Christmas arrives (although all of them are so short that you will, in fact, read two in a day rather than one in two days).

So since I’m in the middle of recommending things I fell in love with recently, you might also want to try out 1989.
Taylor Swift’s latest album.
It is brilliant! I wasn’t particularly eager to listen to the songs because for some reason I had thought I wouldn’t quite like the songs.
I was very much into nerdy music (mostly by Hank Green) these past few months but then I somehow ended up listening to a few songs from 1989 and loved them.
Highly recommended!
Especially these songs: Blank Space, Style, Welcome to New York, and Bad Blood.

If any of you have read the book or heard the songs or both (especially if both) do leave a comment- I’d love to know your thoughts and opinions on both the things! 😀

Okay, so the second half I promised:
BookBlogWriMo was about blogging daily for 30 days but I ended up doing it only for 14 days.
(To be honest with you guys though, I’m actually very happy and proud of myself that I did it for 14 days at least. I was afraid I wouldn’t get through more than 3-4 posts.)
The prompts were awesome and I really wanted to write all of them but then I didn’t. Because I’m lazy, and I procrastinate and it’s like quicksand, the more I don’t do something the more I get sucked into the state of never doing it (especially if there’s catching up on the missing parts involved).
And I think I have only a limited amount of creativity assigned for each month; like, there’s always a saturation point. I physically am not able to write more posts after that point.
All of that is sort of what happened.
But here’s the thing, I really do want to complete BookBlogWriMo and so I have decided to do it slowly.
Once in a while, I’ll pick up the next prompt and write about it. No pressure. That way, I don’t scare myself into not doing things I’m meant to do.
It’s just an experiment- I’m trying out various methods to see how I actually work (no I am sirius, I was going through my old diaries the other day and I realized that I’ve always been like that. About everything. There has to be a solution right?).
This should work, I think.

Moving on to more exciting things, there’s something I’ve been planning on doing for a while now.
Before BookBlogWriMo came around, I was all set to do it in November but anyway I’m going to do it this month.

There’s a little bit of details to work on and also a little bit of planning and scheduling of posts to be done, so I’ll be posting an official announcement in my next post (which will be up very soon).

So I’m really excited about it.

All I can say is, it is gonna be legen-wait for it

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Tonight’s the night

It is finally going to be the night.

I’ve been waiting so long for this.

I cannot wait any longer.

I’m gonna stay up all night and fall in love.

With Josh.

And Isla.

And Stephanie Perkins.

I’m not gonna stop until I’m done.

The book came out precisely 5 days ago.
I acquired the ebook 3 days ago.

I’ve been wanting to dive head first ever since then.
Since even before that, really.

I’ve done my waiting.

A whole year of it.

Finally I’ll be reading it.

I had read Eleanor and Park like that.
Staying awake until 4 am.
And I regret nothing!

Isla and The Happily Ever After will be the same.

I am assured of its awesomeness.

I have to do this!!!

Three days ago, when I got the book, a thought struck me “Why not stay awake all night and read it? You know the book is worth it!”

I decided to do it.
But I started worrying… What if I fall asleep in the middle of it?
What if it is so long that it would be physically impossible to read it in one night? (At my reading speed that is)
What if I’m out of practice about this sort of thing?
Then I remembered Eleanor and Park.
That was barely a few months ago.
With the objective of comparing the number of pages in each book and deciding if it was possible, I opened Isla first. It had 212 pages.
Then I opened Eleanor and Park and was in for a pleasant surprise when I saw that it had exactly (by that I mean exactly, not a single page here or there) 212 pages as well!!!!

I’m not a huge believer in signs but I know one when I see one; and I’m more prone to doing something as opposed to something else if I see a sign out there in the universe.
It would be foolish not to heed this sign- it was practically made for me!
So I decided to do it.

But I couldn’t that night because I had had 9 hour classes that day and I was anticipating the torture of 9 more hours of classes the next day.
Just the thought of those exhausted me.

And so, I put it off.
But today?
Today I’m well rested.
I have classes only for 6 hours.
And only 6 hours tomorrow as well.

I can easily spend a few hours at night reading this book.

And like I said, it will be worth it.

12 hours from now, I’ll already be reading the book.
Wow! I feel shivery with the anticipation.

I’ll tell you around 24 hours later (a little more maybe) how the experience was.
And I know I casually throw sentences like “I’ll keep you updated” around here but never do, but this time I will.
No it probably won’t be a review (I don’t do reviews, as some of you know)
But it will be something- fangirling, random talking about the book or a description of the experience.
I will.

I will do both the things.

The tiny potato inspires me.

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The wait is too long

What do you write about when you have nothing to write about?
Or alternatively, have a few very interesting things to write about but can’t write about them now, due to various reasons?

I have at least 3 things at the top of my head about which I want to tell all of you.
One of them will have to wait for the next 3 months at least, another for at least one and the third one I’m going to hold back for the duration of this week. Then I will write about it so much that you will have to stop me from doing so.

That still doesn’t solve my problem. At this point in time, I have nothing to say yet I wish to say something.

I feel like all my life I am only waiting for things to happen. (Warning: Possibility of this turning into a dangerously I-am-reflecting-upon-my-life-and-don’t-feel-like-it-is-going-anywhere post.)
 
I could make a long list of things that I’m only waiting and waiting and waiting for…

Okay so let me try and figure out if there are as many things I’m waiting for as I think I am:
(Phew! Danger averted)

1. I’m waiting for the Fault In Our Stars movie.

Who isn’t waiting for that one?

2. I’m waiting for this day to get over quickly because I’m going to (hopefully) go cut my hair in the evening.

3. Scientists to invent waterproof phones, iPads and laptops.

What can I say? All my best ideas come to me only when I’m having a shower and it becomes difficult to remember them all after I come out.

4. Isla and The Happily Ever After by Stephanie Perkins to come out really soon.

Especially after I read the first chapter.
Josh and Isla are awesome!!!!!

5. My aunt to give birth to my little (hopefully) female cousin.

Yeah so the thing is, most of my cousins are boys (not to mention how they are more than half my age- but then I get a cuteness overload when I meet them!)
And my aunt and I both feel like we need a girl in the family now, for these little guys to have a little sister, and so that we can dress her up in cute dresses (all the boys run away at the mention of pink- and the adorable frocks and skirts we see in shops seem like such a waste).

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6. I’m waiting for the movie based on Cecelia Ahern’s book Love, Rosie (or Where Rainbows End) to come out.

It is one of my favourite books. I already talked about that in one of my earlier blogs.
The best part though is the actor who is playing Alex Stewart.

It is- wait for it- SAM CLAFLIN!!!!

Yes Sam Claflin, Finnick Odair Sam Claflin! 😀
I watched the teasers and oh god! He is his usual charming self and that movie will be amazing!!!! 😀

7. I am waiting for my exam to get over in June so I will have a couple of weeks of holiday where I can (guilt free) binge on TV Shows, movies and books!!

I do that all the time but end up feeling guilty for not having studied.

To tell you the truth, I’m waiting for all of my formal education to finally get over so that I can start learning things I really want to.
I try to do that now but studies get in the way all the time.

8. I’m waiting for the new Princess Diaries books and the next book in the Mediator series by Meg Cabot!

Yes! For all you Meg Cabot fans who didn’t know- a whole new Princess Diaries series will be coming out next year!!!!!
Aren’t you excited???

9. I’m waiting for this September so I will finally turn 18 and open my own bank account where I will deposit all my savings.

Yeah I know- not only is that a nerdy thing but others generally get excited about finally being able to drive their own car or something.
Yes I do wish to learn driving as well, but I’m sort of saving up for something.
Something that will happen (if it does) in 2017.
But still, hope is all I have to live on.

(I know I am a nerd because: point 7 and 9!
I am a self-proclaimed nerd. Sorry to say but learning a lot and saving my money actually excites me.)

What have you been waiting for since a very long time?
Let me know in comments. 🙂

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