It sure has been a while since I've actually written about books here, but as I just happened to finish one that I feel rather strongly about, I do feel the need to express some literary opinions. As a preface, here is a video I made a couple of weeks ago, in which I start … Continue reading Book Review: The Hundred-Year-Old Man Who Climbed Out the Window and Disappeared
Confessions of a Fangirl (Part 1?)
I'm not sure if this is going to be a series on this blog or just a one-off, but as I have proclaimed myself in multiple videos (shameless self-promo: https://www.youtube.com/user/AmandaMarie59) to be a fangirl, ohh do I want to talk about it today. I'll be honest with you, fangirl is a term I'm becoming a little … Continue reading Confessions of a Fangirl (Part 1?)
A Response for Representation
I think at this point apologizing for not blogging consistently is getting consistently boring, so instead I'll just jump right into today's topic: female representation. Woahhh, not a post I thought I'd be typing out, but something important to me. Just a warning, I haven't planned out exactly what I'm going to say or how … Continue reading A Response for Representation
Bachelorette’s Bad Rep
Bachelorette is not The Hangover. It has many similar basic elements, sure, in that it takes place in the night before the wedding and focuses on how much the main bridesmaids can royally screw up the approaching big day for the bride. It's also comedic. That's about it though. Where The Hangover is over-the-top ridiculous comedy, pulling out all the tricks that Vegas allows and then some, Bachelorette's comedy is based on very realistic experiences, such as taking too many drugs, trying to get laid at weddings, and how horrible girls can be.
The Mortal Instruments on TV??
I made a video talking about how The Mortal Instruments is coming back as a tv show (starting production in 2015). If this is up your alley, please give it a watch and like/subscribe. It would mean the world to me! Also let me know here or on the video comments what you think of … Continue reading The Mortal Instruments on TV??
Music for Writing in Ikea
What's the silliest way you've ever spent a day? What about the strangest place you decided to study? For me this is right now, in an Ikea in Oslo. My friend and I had the idea a couple of months ago when we were still coming to Ikea regularly to buy things for our dorms. … Continue reading Music for Writing in Ikea
My 10 Greatest Literary Loves
Now, I already have a reading recommendations page on here, but there's this silly thing going around Facebook that I was tagged in, challenging me to list the top ten books that have affected me in one way or another. All of these are on my reading recommendations list, but I thought I would spend … Continue reading My 10 Greatest Literary Loves
Does having democracy so available to us make us more involved, or more apathetic?
The Catcher in the Rye
"It's full of phonies, and all you do is study so that you can learn enough to be smart enough to be able to buy a goddam Cadillac some day, and you have to keep making believe you give a damn if the football team loses, and all you do is talk about girls and liquor and sex all day, and everybody sticks together in these dirty little goddam cliques." - JD Salinger, The Catcher in the Rye pg. 131
Characters vs Plot and How The Infernal Devices Stole My Heart
“One must always be careful of books," said Tessa, "and what is inside them, for words have the power to change us.” And that these have.