Soooooo... I finished The Fault In Our Stars, Thirteen Reasons Why, Keeping You A Secret, then I started The Selection and Eleanor & Park and finished them both. Here's what I thought about each one:
The Fault In Our Stars
Let's just get this one out of the way. I disliked it. I gave it two stars. Some of you might be just going Okay, seriously what is WRONG with you!? Nothing's wrong with me. This book was really good at first. I'll give it that. But then, it got dry. After a while, it was numbing. I didn't cry. I actually waited for that moment that I would start crying, but it never came. Daddy once told me that if a book makes you cry, it's a great book. I agree 100% with that. So yeah, this book was not the greatest book. I don't think I'll be seeing the movie.
Thirteen Reasons Why
Hmm. This book was pretty dry, in my opinion. It needed more emotion. Didn't enjoy it as much as I thought I would.
Keeping You A Secret
Just no. I really didn't like this book. I don't think I'll read any more of Julie Anne Peters's books. I think Luna was great and I'll be happy with that.
I read this a day after I finished The Fault In Our Stars, so if this seems too enthusiastic then you know why. I really loved this book. I've always loved princess type books, (don't know why, I just do) and dystopian novels. So when I started this I ate it up. It was like chocolate cake! I loved everything about this. Is she going to choose Aspen? Or Maxon? I hope she chooses Maxon because Aspen is totally an a**hole. I already ordered the two next books from my library so I hope I get them soon!
Eleanor & Park
This book. Ermagard. So sweet. I especially loved how it was from both their point of views. I want to read this over and over!
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1. That is a long story. I shall tell you the short version. Once upon a time, I joined a knitting/crochet community called Ravelry. One of the first people I made friends with on that site is my friend Emily. She was a blogger, and I thought was so cool. I started a blog, and a few days after I deleted it. I felt like I wasn't blogging about anything good. A year passed, and November of last year Emily helped designed my blog. That's how A Little Yarn Blossom came to be. Pretty much everything inspires me to blog. It's awesome to just talk about all kinds of things!
2. For a moment there, I forgot! I was looking for some other teen bloggers on Bloglovin, and I found a blog that had the TBC button! I clicked on it, and registered. The rest is history! Of course! I've had so much fun being in this community!
There's this awesome app. It's called Overdrive. Lovelies, if you enjoy reading, (I assume you do) then this is a great app for you! With this app, you connect to your library, and you check out books from your library's online library. Only downside is that sometimes they don't have the books you're looking for. My two library's (yes, two.) have a teen/YA section, which I love. So many new books! I went crazy and downloaded 5 different books. I'm reading them all at the same time. So, here's a list of what I'm reading:
The Fault In Our Stars by John Green
OH MY GOSH. I'm not even halfway through the book, and already I have fallen in love with the characters. On one hand, I feel like ugh, this is so freaking cliche that I can't handle it. On the other hand, Im just like, ohmygosh I love this book.
Hourglass by Myra McEntire
Mmmmm, this book is smooth. I just started chapter 7 and I love the details. This book has sucked me in!
Every Day by David Levithan
The first paragraph had me pulled in. I can't wait to see what happens!
Thirteen Reasons Why by Jay Asher
This book is interesting in many ways. It keeps you thinking.
Keeping You A Secret by Julie Anne Peters
I've read two other books by her, and to tell the truth I'm not really as impressed by this book as I was with the other two I read.
Also, Nutella. I hadn't actually tried it before a couple of Tuesdays ago. Now I see why everyone is crazy about it. Wow.
Also, Hi to you new peeps! I am quite pleased to meet you!
Yay! It's finally that time of year again! Halloween! Honestly, I don't see how anyone can't love Halloween even just the tiniest bit. I love planning for the Halloween party we do every year, and of course, doing costumes and makeup! This year I'm going to be fire and ice. My costume is super simple. I'm taking a plain black cape, and sew tulle onto the back of it in the colors of fire and ice. I really want the focus to be on the cape and my makeup, so I'm going to wear a black shirt and leggings. I may add some embellishments to the leggings and shirt later. Here's the inspiration to my costume in a collage:
So there's the cape inspiration, and I'm thinking about making a crown like the one at the top. Or I'm going to sew tulle to the hood. I like the idea of making a giant snowflake around my eye. I also love the swirling of the black so it kind of looks like smoke. I want most of the focus of my costume to be on my makeup. I want to get some white eyelashes and figure out how to make them kind of frosty, without making them super heavy. I also want to find maybe some red or orange eyelashes and maybe glitterfy them. For my lips I think they either will be two different colors, or a color that both fire and ice contain. Like silver. Ashes and the clouds. I'm leaning towards two different colors though, because I think it would look more interesting. Anyways, that's my inspiration, and I'll post a tutorial on the cape after it's done. What are you going to be for Halloween? Do you trick or treat?
I have developed an obsession with tulle skirts. I've been filling my Pinterest Style board with them. And my Sewing board. I found them while looking for an easy tulle skirt to sew, because I thought I was going to use one for my Halloween costume. (Post about that will come soon.) And then looking a little further, I found a TON of awesome tutorials. There are soooo many! I love the blush and white ones the best, but the red ones look so sassy! Here's a collage I put together.
Seriously, you can wear these skirts with a ton of stuff! My favorite things paired with a tulle skirt are a cute chambray shirt (maybe with some lace somewhere?), and a white graphic tee shirt, like these:
with a BLACK leather jacket. Not brown, unless you know for sure that you can make it work.
Maxi tulle skirts. Ahhhhhhh.
See what I mean about the leather, and the chambray? Especially with the red and blush. I would wear that all the time if I could!
And here we observe the boldness of this outfit. She has a bold red lip, and her outfit just absolutely pops! Especially with the snow in the background. She must've been freezing.
I love this look! With the metallic nude pumps, this outfit works. You MUST be careful when you do this look, because you can clash shades too easily.
I'm going to sew a bunch of these! And I love that tulle is so cheap!
What do y'all think? Do you love or hate this look?
Yesterday was Momma's birthday!! Happy birthday Momma!
I haven't done a Spotify post in a while, and I've been listening to some good music.
No Flex Zone (Remix) -Karmin
When I heard the original, I couldn't listen to the whole thing because it was so awful. I couldn't understand what the guy was saying, and he sounded like a ten year old trying to yell and rap at the same time. Ugh. And when I heard Karmin and Watsky's version, I loooooved it. Amy and Watsky's voices and rapping styles are just perfection together.
Weddings -Jim Gaffigan
This one isn't a song, but I got so excited when I found Jim Gaffigan on Spotify. If you don't know who he is, Google him. He's a comedian, and he's hilarious.
Why'd You Only Call Me When You're High -Arctic Monkeys
No explanation really, I just like this song.
I like the rhythm in this song.
Shake It Off (Cover) -Chester See
I'm sure pretty much everyone, everywhere has heard the original Shake It Off. Personally, I'm not a fan of Taylor Swift. I like the original alright, but I like Chester's version better.
I like the rhythm and the lyrics.
Rather Be (Feat. Jess Glynne) -Clean Bandit
This isn't shown in the screenshot (as are the last two songs listed), but it's on the playlist. At first I really didn't like this song, but it's grown on me quite a bit. It kind of had to, because the two radio stations Berkleigh and Blakeleigh listen to play it at least six times a day. And they loooove it.
Thin Line (Feat. Buffalo Madonna) -Macklemore and Ryan Lewis
This is my favorite song of theirs. I love the lyrics. I woke up today with it playing in my head.
I really like the beats, and her voice is really strong.