Tuesday, 29 April 2014

Reviewsday Tuesday: Will Grayson, will grayson

I don't know why I liked this book so much. I just did.

Will Grayson, will grayson is the story of two teenage boys that just happen to share the exact same name. So when they meet each other (in the weirdest way) I don't really know we're I was going with that sentence. But yeah. 

I actually really liked this book. And I honestly don't really know why. I tend to not read books written from a males perspectives, unless it's fantasy or sci-fi ish (Because I love Eragon) mainly because they can get a little...awkward. Especially when reading on the bus. 

But it's John Green so yeah. It was written with David Levithan so we need to give him credit as well. 

Overall I enjoyed this book (for the third time the post) and would recommend it. It's one of those books that will make you angry and laugh and (maybe, if you're me, reading late at night) cry. And it's overall a really good book. 

Happy Reviewsday Tuesday. 

P.S. I didn't cry in this book because it was sad. Just so it doesn't turn anyone off. I just found the ending very touching and I started to tear up a little. Although I was reading late at night when emotions are running high. 

You can buy the WG, wg on Amazon here

Thursday, 24 April 2014

Why? Just why?

The million dollar question for Fangirls everywhere...

Why do fictional things have so much effect on us? 

I just watched the most recent episode of Marvels Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. And then spent 5 minutes (being totally cliché) pacing around my room running my hand through my hair. Like seriously, I actually did that. 

And as I walked zombie-like out of our lounge room. My dad called to me. "Remember it's just what people have written." And I do remember that. I just find it amazing that normal people like you and me can write something so intriguing and mind blowing and amazing.

I don't watch much TV normally. Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D is one of the only shows I regularly watch because I love everything Marvel. (although I'm still working my way through the movies. I haven't seen the more recent ones. No spoilers please.) 

But yeah. I just needed to get that off my chest. I was going to go into details over what happened. But if you've seen the episode. I think you'll know why I mean. 


Happy Thursday. 

Tuesday, 22 April 2014

Reviewsday Tuesday: This Star Won't Go Out.


The first thing I thought of was "The Start Of Something New" from High School Musical. Yeah...

Anyway. The first book I want to review is This Star Won't Go Out. I usually don't like non-fiction books, but I made an exception for this.

For anyone who doesn't know about this book. It is the story of Esther Earl, an awesome nerdfighter that sadly passed away in 2010. She had just turned 16.

John missed the silly face memo...
Now don't think that this is a depressing cancer story and it's just a bunch of people writing about how much they miss her, because it's nothing like that. The book is her life. It's a collection of diary entries, blog posts, video transcripts even forum chats. Sure, there's parts written by her doctors, family and friends and they can be a little sad. But the overall feeling of this book is that she was awesome. In every way possible. And I really wished that I knew her. Which makes me think, why? Why did such an amazing person that had so much potential and such life...why?

But I don't want to dwell on the sad side of her amazing story.

This books captures the true essence of Esther, through her writing, through the impact she had on others, through the legacy that she created. This book inspired me to be a better person, to become more active in my community and to make my mark on the world. It taught me not to take things for granted and to live each moment to its fullest.

I can't speak high enough of this book. It's simply awe-inspiring.

Happy Reviewsday Tuesday.


Buy the book on amazon here
Learn more about the This Star Won't Go Out Foundation here

Esther Day:
Esther day is celebrated on the 3rd of August. It began in 2010 just before Esther passed away. The idea was created by John Green and Esther. John told Esther that every year, on her birthday, he would do whatever she wanted. expecting that she would choose something crazy, he was surprised, but then again, not, when she replied with 'Love". And not the romantic kind, that gets enough attention already. Esther wanted us to celebrate by telling the people we love naturally, our family, close friends or just people that you just don't say 'I love you' to, that you do. So on August 3rd, 2010, John told Hank that he loved him. The following year, Hank said it back. Esther day is a time to tell the people you love unconditionally, that you love them. Just a little info. The videos explain it better...

Esther Day Videos

Saturday, 19 April 2014


(Note: I wrote most of this yesterday when I got back, It's being uploaded a day late, Sorry.)


Hello Internet!

After a week away, I'm back to my internet addicted self. So after talking to friends and catching up on the YouTube I missed, I'm blogging and writing. Cause, guess what. You know how I said that I was going to write when I was away. Yeah...That didn't happen. I got distracted Harry Potter (I'm re-reading) and campy-ness.

So, even though I completely forgot about that, I had a great time and it was a good 'just relax' time. Some days we had stuff planned but most of the time it was pretty chilled out. But highlights were.

  • Soccer. Boys v. Girls was horrible. But we were winning for a time. And we did have 2 boys on our team. We still lost.
  • Soccer #2. Yep, we played twice. We probably would've had more games except the park we were staying at started to get really full for Easter so we lost our pitch area. Anyway, this game was more even, one of the parents split up the teams and it ended up as both teams won because of a penalty shot? I don't know what happened but we decided to leave it as we all won. Which was good. This was probably my favourite game out of the two because it was even and it RAINED! Mud and soccer are fun. Seriously. And I got to go have a hot shower afterwards.
  • Singing. After the rainy soccer match, we sat under one families shelter and the boys had a guitar and they would make up songs. The could all sing (to a certain degree) and would just sing about whatever came to mind. It was funny to listen to and some of them were kinda catchy and people were singing them in the morning. :) 
  • The River. Cold. No. Freezing. But still fun, splashing around in freezing cold, waist deep water is fun. There were a few rapids that we had fun trying to walk through and we went down one night to throw the rocks to create sparks. Yeah...we're a little bit weird.
  • Bucketts Way Climb. We climbed up the mountain yesterday and my legs are definitely not loving me for it. It took about 3 hours to climb (up and back) with one rest stop at the top of the first hill. It is steep. VERY steep. As in, climbing on your hands and feet steep. I can not describe how steep it is, it's just crazy. Although it is a brilliant walk and the views from the top are amazing. A few of the boys climbed up further which gave us extra time to rest. Climbing down was fun too, steep mountain and jelly legs, but I DIDN'T FALL. YAY!
  • Campfire. The best part of the day, when it was starting to get dark, the fire was started. Everyone would sit around, go off for dinner or showers, but there was always a time when everyone was there we had a pretty big fire, but we had to fit around 20 people so, yeah. Around the fire was fun because we would just sit and talk or sing or play games and it was just nice to sit there with everyone. Not to mention a lot warmer than everywhere else.
Over all. It was great. I love camping with these people and I hope we go again in October. I hope you all had a great week and enjoy the rest of your holidays (if you're on holidays).

Happy Saturday.

(P.S. Reviewsday Tuesday will be here this week. Hopefully...)

Monday, 14 April 2014

I'm un-organised.

I'm usually the complete opposite but during the last week of school, things tend to get a bit out of hand.

This Tuesday, the first ever Reviwesday Tuesday was supposed to be posted this week.


I'm kind of going camping this week, well today, and I don't have anything prepared. So, yeah. I could've scheduled one, but I was un-organised and haven't finished writing it.

But on a better note, I'm going camping and will have heaps of time to write, and when I say write, blog posts are included. So I should come back and there will be blog posts every few days, and not just the weekly Reviewsday Tuesday, which is just boring.

So, I leave this afternoon, get back on Friday, will hopefully have a post up on Saturday (If I remember and not completely exhausted.) and then I have another week of holidays then back to school (Ugh).

Have an amazing week.

Happy Monday.

Monday, 7 April 2014

Movie Mondays: Divergent


I mentioned this movie in my make up Movie Monday when I forgot. (again, super sorry.) And I said that I really wanted to review it when I got to see it. And I did!

 I really loved the books and I desperately hoped that they wouldn't ruin it. And they didn't. Sure they missed out parts that may affect people who haven't read the books, but they should if they really care about it. Either way, I REALLY enjoyed it and I am so excited for Insurgent which I think is scheduled to come out next year.

For anyone wondering what they missed out, the only ones I noticed were;
1. Uriah, which I knew about long before the movie came out. And there still is the guy, that could be Uriah, that asks her to go ziplining. he just isn't as big of a character. And.

2. Peter doesn't stab Edward in the eye. Which is why a said that it may be confusing in the following movies for people who haven't read the books since they won't know who he is when they join with the factionless. But they may just leave him out of the next movies, which will be a shame, but I understand.

But I loved this movie and recommend it to everyone. And, this is the last Movie Monday. It's been fun, but I often just didn't have content to write about. I will certainly still do the occasional movie review but I'm going to try the Reviewsday Tuesday and see how that goes.

So, for the last time.

Happy Movie Monday.

Tuesday, 1 April 2014


I apologise in advance for the people who like Movie Mondays.

But It's not over yet, so don't freak out too much.

So, I was on YouTube (which seems to be a recurring thing here) and I was watching a vlogbrothers video. (To the thought bubble...crash course reference) For those who don't know who the vlog brothers are. They are John and Hank Green. Yes, John Green as in, The Fault in our stars, Looking for Alaska and Paper Towns, John Green. But it is actually one of Hank's video's that is the inspiration for this post. It was really only the end of the video that caught my attention. He wants to start something called Reviewsday Tuesday.

I feel like you're smart enough to realise where this is going but I'm going to continue on anyway.

Reviewsday Tuesday will be a book review. It will be a bit like Movie Mondays, just with books. Which is a lot easier for me, since I read a lot more than I watch movies. But don't worry, Movie Mondays still has one week left in it. The last Movie Mondays will be next Monday, with Reviewsday Tuesday starting the following week. 

I hope you all don't hate me for giving up Movie Mondays. This is just easier for me and will encourage me to read more. I'm happy to take book requests. And you never know. I may still do the occasional Movie Monday.

Happy (soon to be Reviewsday) Tuesday.

Watch the mentioned vlogbrothers video here

Everything the VlogBrothers are involved in (there's a lot)