THIS. RIGHT NOW!! UGH!
I was asked by someone why I’m reading, “The Great Gatsby” when they have the movie coming out, and the one with Mia Farrow already exists. I looked at her, raised my brow and shook my head.
1. The book is always better.
2. Shut up and let me get back to my book.
3. You don’t understand because you don’t read. You prefer the visuals projected on screens rather than making those words come to life in your imagination. Where things don’t end. Where things play out a bit more how you’d like them vs. what a director may have seen in their vision.
My heart panged after that question. Never ask me that. It’s bad enough I spoiled the story for myself by watching the one with Mia. But now that I know I’m intense about killing Daisy (never wanted to murder a fictional character until now), I MUST read the book before the one with Leo comes out.
Look what I just checked out!
“The Complete Grimm’s Fairy Tales”.
Bookseat by Fishbol Atelier
The Bookseat, is a simple bookcase that playfully curves and becomes a seat. The creative design is a response to the advent of multifunctional spaces in today’s urban living.
I will own this or I will make this. brilliant!
I want this!
Small Review: “Matched” vs. “Delirium”
Hello, how was ‘Matched?’ A friend lent it to me and I started it, got about a chapter in, and wasn’t too sold on it. Do you think I should give it another attempt? :)
You can. I’m sure the 2nd book would be better. I think it’s okay…. I’m not fan girling over it, but maybe it’s because it’s too much of a love triangle. I’d still give it a go, so you can say that it was thoroughly checked out. Not every one’s opinions mean much to the subject in questioning. It’s not a horrible read, but I wasn’t quit satisfied with it. The main character in the end become strong, but only from society causing her to go callous. It is cruel on their part as members keep popping in and out of her life. Since she became stronger, this sets the 2nd book in motion and makes me wonder how her journey will end. Of course it wont until the 3rd book.
If I suggest a book, it would be “Delirium”. And of course the 2nd book. I’m not to keen on “Pandemonium” (2nd book), but I’m certainly excited and thrilled about the 3rd book. In the 2nd book, there is a love triangle, but one part of the triangle is a memory fading away. The ending is the most important part. Plus Delirium is based on a society where love is pretty much outlawed and you go through a surgery to extract the part of the brain that gives off human affection and love.
I don’t mean to compare both books. But if I had to choose which was more intriguing in my mind, I would say Lauren Oliver’s “Delirium” Trilogy. “Matched” is similar to “Delirium” in a few aspects:
- A society that rules over you.
- You don’t have a choice in who you “marry”.
- There is a love triangle.
- Both are matched with some one, but ends up falling in love with someone else.
- Both believe in the system they are under as a society.
I may possibly give another review of the book “Matched” on it’s own. But that will come at a later time when I can read the follow up, “Crossed”. I should have it by next week.
On my “need” to read” list
- “How to save a life” - Sara Zarr
- “Divergent” Series - Veronica Roth
- “Fairest of All: A Tale of the Wicked Queen” - Serena Valentino
- “Shatter Me” - Tahereh Mafi
- “Dead to you” - Lisa McMann
- “Perfect” - Ellen Hopkins
- “Perfect chemistry” Simone Elkeles.
- “Thumped” - Meagan McCafferty
I’ve been having alot on my mind recently
Last time I wrote a blog, it was about getting the supervisor job. Well, come to find out, the dm and a few others who know me rather well are betting against me. It’s my “temper”. They think that once one person pisses me off, the whole day is shot. Usually this is true, but it stems from having a monster of a boss breathing heavily down your neck 24/7. Wouldn’t you get more irritated than usual if you have someone always riding you, especially because you are doing things by the book.
None the less. I have been waiting to hear further instruction on if I either have another interview lines up, or if I completely don’t have the job. It would suck, but as of this point (here comes the temper) I don’t care if I don’t get it. I am ready to start looking for a new job anyway. I really feel I have out grew the company as a whole. Especially since when I was hired back in 2007, the company has changed. They no longer train properly, rush every thing, and cut hours incredibly low. And they pay is never going to get higher than $13.65. I am close to that. That includes if I become a supervisor, getting the same rate of pay. Only thing I could hope for if getting it is the fact my hours don’t get cut as bad as the cashiers. Right now I’m maintaining anywhere between 28-40 hours a week.
In other notes, I have been reading alot. I usually read when I want to get distracted from my life. I have been alot happier. Not as upset about alot of things as much. I don’t bring too much work home with me. But that doesn’t mean I’m never upset. I am pushing the thought of inevitable death further than I have before in my mind. I type or talk about it as if it doesn’t even exist as all. That’s how I want to live. You can say that it is stupid to live thinking that death doesn’t include me. It certainly beats me fearing and curling up in a ball obsessing over the thought.
So far, I have devoured “Delirium” by Lauren Oliver. I picked up the suggestion from Elle Fowler (Youtube beauty guru). I am pretty stoked about it. And little did I know that there is a trilogy. I am not currently on the hunt for “Hana, #1.5” in the Delirium trilogy. It’s inbetween the 1st and 2nd book. I did pick up the second book in the library. I also have in my hands “Crappy to Happy” by Randy Peyser (self help book), “Beastly” By Alex Flinn (the book that the movie “Beastly” is from), “Daughter of Smoke and Bone” by Laini Taylor, and “The girl with the Dragon Tattoo” by Stieg Larsson.
There is no telling if I will actually read all of these books. But since I’ve been devouring whole books between 1-3 days, I shouldn’t have a problem. Also, I’ve started watching the movie “Girl with the Dragon Tattoo”. It has held my interest so far, and as why I am giving it a go in the reading world. It’s funny, in spring is when I read the most. Any other time of year, I’m going out alot, or just sleeping alot. Depends on if I’m happy or social. If I’m unhappy, I sleep alot more. If I’m more social, I go out alot more. And no matter what, I’m always working. Such a bummer.
I need another vacation.
Just went to Borders. They’re having a close out sale from 80-90%, last 2 days.
I just purchased
- The Ultimate Blonde, Brunette, Redhead Jokes
- This or That; the woman edition
- Paul is Undead by Alan Goldsher
- Canned by Franklin Schnieder
- The Flappers Vixen by Jillian Larkin
- Thin is the new happy by Valarie Frankel
- Poker Face; The Rise and Rise of Lady Gaga by Maureen Callahan
- I hope they serve beer in hell by Tucker Max
- Blue Nude by Elizabeth Rosner
- Candy Girl by Diablo Cody
- 3 posters of Lady Gaga and 1 of Taylor Lautner
- 1st complete season of “My name is Earl”
All for just $40
Looks like I have alot to read ;)