NOTE: these are not in a particular order and some may have a romantic theme but not necessarily are a romance book for those who don’t entirely enjoy romance novels
1. The Fault in Our Stars by John Green
2. Anna and the French Kiss by Stephanie Perkins
3. Confess by Colleen Hoover
4. Fangirl by Rainbow Rowell
5. Cinder by Marissa Meyer
6. P.S I still love you by Jenny Han
7. November 9 by Colleen Hoover
8. The Great Gatsby by F. Scott Fitzgerald
9. Divergent by Veronica Roth
10. The Selection by Kiera Cass
I hope even one of these books will get you into the mood for Valentine’s Day this year :) till next time loves;
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Yes I have! That book came out when I was still on the run, so I read it in a library, in one sitting…..
I cried like a baby in front of two old women and a seventeen year old, it was extremely embarrassing.
Recommend: I wouldn’t brave going into a library to get a copy, but I would recommend it to anyone who can smuggle in a copy without dealing with the dreaded several headed, tentacled, monsters we know as, librarians.
If you are unfamiliar, Welcome to Nightvale is best known as the name of the literally, best podcast to ever grace this earth, in this universe and in every multiverse. Literally. I don’t get psyched about soon to come out books very often and rarely preorder, the last book I preordered was The Fault in Our Stars, and the first time I heard of this book on its way, I once again went to put in my early order and wait for its eventual delivery. Needless to say, I was hyped like a kid on their first sip of coffee. Thats not always a great thing unfortunately, because very little holds up to that sort of hype. I still loved this book, but it rang a much quieter, if still beautiful bell in my heart when I put it down.
Rules: write the first ten songs that come up on shuffle (no skipping) and quote your favourite lyric from each song, then tag 10 people.
1. The Rain - Oh Wonder
In the night when I’m dreaming Oh I know your body’s next to mine In the dark I can feel it Don’t you tell me I’m dreaming Won’t you stay with me?
2.The Fault In Our Stars - Troye Sivan
And I don’t want to let this go I don’t want to lose control I just want to see the stars with you
3. Gasoline - Troye Sivan
You deserve forever Not a boy looking for better But as long as you’re still here I will try to keep you near
4. Dazzle - Oh Wonder
Not in it for the money, just in it for the thrill Living in the moment, paying for the kill Golden grill of sadness, mid-life wasted youth Always ends up like this, always gonna lose
5. Prime - Allie X
Why not give it a try? Be a beautiful monstrosity When you’re just getting by And happily terminal Yeah, breathe it in ‘til we’re high Healthy isn’t fun or amusing Forget what I need Give me what I want And it should be fine
6. Happy Little Pill - Troye Sivan
My happy little pill Take me away Dry my eyes Bring colour to my skies My sweet little pill Take my hunger Lie within Numb my skin
7. Mr.Quiche - Wildcat!Wildcat!
Get out the way, out the way, I’m a cannonball Get out the way, out the way, out the way this time
8. Sweater Weather - The Neighbourhood
Inside this place is warm Outside it starts to pour Coming down One love, two mouths One love, one house No shirt, no blouse Just us, you find out Nothing that I wouldn’t wanna tell you about, no No no
9. You’re the Best - Wet
All I know is I can’t focus On these arms around me Think of how you found me Found me in those arms So large and dark and holding on
10. ILYSB - LANY
Oh, my heart hurts so good I love you, baby, so bad, so bad Oh, oh my heart hurts so good I love you, baby, so bad, so bad
DONE!! btw I do realize I did full verses and not lyrics but whatever
Last thing I googled: Hamilton (looking for a link to the show and still haven’t seen it)
Favorite fictional character: Steve Rogers, Peggy Carter, Bucky Barnes, Mark Watney, Rey, Han Solo, 10th Doctor (among others)
Dream job: Working for a film studio
What i’m currently wearing: A Captain America shirt and shorts
Number of blankets i sleep with: 1
When did you create your blog: April 2013. Before The Fault in Our Stars came out, it was a fan blog for that before I expanded. I still love the book.
Current amount of followers: 619
What do you post about: Star Wars, Marvel, The Martian, apparently X-Files now?, Parks and Rec, other movies and movie news, Harry Potter, political post here and there tagged #us politics, and shitposts
“And here we are, as you know it, in-” babbled Patrick, the leader and therapist for this nutty support group for cancer survivors and the one still surviving. You’ve been here just a few weeks but you know all of them personally.
You liked this girl with short page-boy hair cut that sat across you. She was nice, kind and the one that only talks when needed to; just the kind of people you like to hang out with. You’re one of them. People don’t really acknowledge our existence that much.
At the end of the group, Patrick raised his hands and prayed for all the deceased “survivors”; including a new one that’s no longer suffering from personhood; Augustus Waters. At the mention of that name, Hazel covered her mouth with her hand, wiping her tears with her sleeves. Isaac, the only and only friend of hers, nodded and pat her on the back. You decided to just watch.
After most people went home, you were left alone with Hazel in front of the door, waiting for each other’s mother to come. “What’s your name?” you asked her, your voice coming out slower than you expected.
She seemed startled at first, but then she smiled. “Hazel.” she said. “No, I mean your full name.” you said, followed by a giggle. “Hazel Grace Lancaster.” she replied. “Hazel Grace. I like that.”
Her smile faded. Her eyes turned red and teary. Her cheeks was wet with tears. You decided to give her a hug. She held on to you firmly, not wanting to let go. And then, she whispered;
The painful but sweet story of The Fault In Our Stars
I’ve read the book once and it broke my heart into a million pieces. I saw the movie with my ex boyfriend (whom was then still my boyfriend) and it was wonderful. I’ve heard some of my friends saying how boring it was, that it did not hit them as much as it hit me (maybe it’s because they’re not as much as a crybaby as I am). And a year later I got really sick, I got a problem with my lungs and it almost failed to work for me that I got hospitalized for a month. Everyone thought I’m gonna die, including me. I was not afraid of dying, until I realized I am not yet ready to go. After a week of being in the hospital, somehow I got better at least for about 5%. It felt like hell, but I get to be with my boyfriend. He took care of me every night (because He has to go to school during the day). The worst part about getting sick is when everyone have to go home from the other country just to check up on how I was doing. Including my mom, I think that that was I was very afraid of. Seeing my mom looking at me at that hospital bed almost dying. One day she cam to the hospital, she looked restless. Looking at her flooded my heart with so much pain and agony. The doctor talked to her and that’s when she exploded. She cried hard in front of me for the very first time. I feel very guilty, I never imagined ever that I will be able to put my mom in such situation. I cried, i hugged her so tightly because as much as I hate to admit it I really need her. For all my life I’ve felt so alone and that moment made me felt loved. I do hate seeing my mom in pain. But that moment I finally realized how much she loved me. Few weeks later I got better. My mom took care of me for months. But she has to leave to keep up with my maintenance and everything. It was supposed to be my job to make a living for my family but then situation got worst and so she has to continue. I’m so luck to have a very loving mom. Up to this day I’m still watching The Fault In Our Stars, and obviously cry like a baby because it reminds me of that moment when I though my family are going to lose me. And yes I still think that I’m not that well, but I have to continue living because life is just like that. Tragedies happen but there is no need to stop living. Life is indeed beautiful, The Fault In Our Stars taught me that. My diagnosis taught me that.
My body hurts and eyes water as my nose feels like it could bleed. I wish it would, then I could leave. The lines of your fingerprint look like a sun over a mountain range. Never mind, it has since changed. Do you ever look in the mirror and think you are not you? Someone else has been staring back. Thats how I feel everyday that I wake up, and at every window that I pass.
There’s a major and a minor key to the life I lead. None seem to unlock a door.
You’re wearing jeans that you bought with holes in them. Just like you: Brand New and Distressed. You’re fashionable and have a style all your own. Still, I want to see you undressed. I do my best, but its never enough it seems. I’ve accepted its no ones fault but my own, it’s me. I’d say, its the fault in our stars, but you can’t see the constellations through the pollution of the city.
Et Tu Brutus?
I could’ve sworn it was you, who I passed on 7th Ave. I think you saw it was me and pretended not to. That’s just the effect that I have. I’d kiss you but I’m afraid it won’t be a magic and poetic event for you. When you’re poetic in all that you do,
So, I didn’t have Internet over the weekend (mother of God ;-;) and I watched a lot of shows and movies. I got around to checking out The Fault In Our Stars (well…some of it, I missed part of the beginning).
It was pretty good-I think my criticism would be some of the dialogue-like I think I know what they were trying to do with it, but I was still like “….do teens talk like this?” Other than that, I thought Hazel and Gus’s relationship was cute, and I didn’t see any sort of romantic tropes that would tick me off like the misunderstanding or anything like that, so good job movie! 8D