Best Quotes of All Time

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“Some day you will be old enough to start reading fairy tales again.” -C.S. Lewis

“What’s in a name? that which we call a rose by any other name would smell as sweet.” -William Shakespeare (Romeo and Juliet)

“A person’s a person no matter how small.” -Dr. Seuss (Horton Hears a Who!)

“I’m a damsel, I’m in distress, I can handle this.” –Hercules

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“You’re just as sane as I am.” -JK Rowling (Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix)

“Nothing is impossible, the word itself says ‘I’m possible’!” -Audrey Hepburn

“Screw your courage to the sticking place” -William Shakespeare (Macbeth), Beauty and the BeastHamilton: an American Musical

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“What you think you become” -Buddha

“Talk Less Smile More :)” –Hamilton: an American Musical

Seven Ways We Lie Review

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Summary:

Seven Ways We Lie is a book about what appears to be a stereotypical high school. Scandalous speculation causes a layer of secrets to be revealed. With lust, envy, greed, sloth, gluttony, wrath, and pride, Seven Ways We Lie is sure to peak the interest of anyone.

My Thoughts:

  • This book sounds a bit more engrossing and exhilarating than it is. I definitely was able to put this book down, and it actually took me quite a bit of time to finish it.
  • There is an excellent representation of the LGBT+ community. I do not want to spoil anything, but multiple characters turn out to be something other than straight.
  • Unlike many books, there is a character that every character can relate to. With seven points of view, everyone’s persona is represented. I personally identified with Kat and Claire the most.
  • That being said, the story as a whole is not as relatable as the characters. This book isn’t very true to the happenings at a real life high school. I suppose this criticism is a bit harsh as Seven Ways We Lie is fictional.
  • I liked how Riley Redgate (the author) used different perspectives for the seven main characters. It was very well done. I especially liked how Juniper had a unique writing style from everyone else.
  • I’m not gonna give any spoilers, but the ending was super predictable for me.

Rating:

I gave this book 3/5 stars on Goodreads. It was a good book to read, but you don’t NEED to read it.

Best Book Settings

The setting of a story can make or break a book. Here’s a list of settings that definitely make the book! Hope you enjoy!

Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland

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Lord of the Flies

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Dorothy Must Die

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The Great Gatsby

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Harry Potter Series

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Let me know if you agreed with some of these and what book setting you would have added!

My Favorite Authors

Here’s a sweet and simple list of all the authors who should keep doin’ what they’re doin’!

  • J.K. Rowling
  • Rainbow Rowell
  • Jandy Nelson
  • Jenny Han
  • David Levithan
  • John Green
  • Nicola Yoon

Well, there you go. I decided not to include anyone who is sadly no longer on this earth because that deserves a list of its own! Hope you enjoyed!

Books That Change Lives

Untitled drawingNow I know that every book lover has at least one book they read in their lifetime that completely and utterly alters their world. Below is a list of some of my world-shattering books. Maybe this will persuade you to read books you’ve never thought of reading before!

Harry Potter

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Harry Potter taught me and a vast majority of the world that life can be awesome if you have love in your heart and have people who make you smile no matter what. Harry Potter is a series that literally makes the world feel like it’s shifted on its axis. I don’t even know what my life would be like without it. To be honest, I most likely would not even be writing on this blog right now. That’s how colossal Harry Potter is!

The Help

The Help is first of all a great book to read because of what it teaches readers about the civil rights movement and stuff. It’s a life changing book for me because I identify so much with Skeeter. We are literally so alike in interests and personality. I think for a lot of people, The Help won’t be life changing at all, and they’re reading this thinking “What is this girl talking about?!?” Well, my friend, I’m not saying that The Help is necessarily a book that changes lives. A book with a character you can identify with changes lives!!!

The Great Gatsby

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No wonder Mr. Fitzgerald gave his novel the name it has for The Great Gatsby is in fact great! I would even stretch to say it’s grand! Not only does this wonderful tale portray that the past is the past and should stay in the past; it also is a beautifully told story with a beautiful setting, characters, and everything!!! Jeez louise, The Great Gatsby will change anyones life who reads it, I guarantee it! (Just kidding, I can’t guarantee it but it’s like an 80% chance!)

I’ll Give You the Sun

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This magnificent daisy of a book is essentially a huge part of who I am. The main message of this book is probably to be yourself and not put on a mask. Every single day, that is probably my biggest goal. So I guess you could say that I’ll Give You the Sun taught me a huge point in life. I’m sure it will do the same for you! Books are awesome, but this might be the best of the best!

To Kill a Mockingbird

Oh my, do I even have to say anything about this book to trump all books. I would love to know how many lives To Kill a Mockingbird has influenced. All I know is that it has influenced mine. It is my humble opinion that everyone should read To Kill a Mockingbird. I mean, I would say what lessons it teaches and whatnot, but what lessons doesn’t it teach? Ugh, it makes me so sad that some people have yet to read To Kill a Mockingbird. If you happen to be one of those people then what are you doing?!? Go to your local library, a bookstore, a stack of neglected books, do something!!! Go read To Kill a Mockingbird! P.S. Sorry, that was probably really aggressive! Don’t do anything you don’t want to 🙂

Well, I guess that’s it! I hope I didn’t scare you away with my excessive rambling. Maybe I gave you some inspiration for some books you want to read next! Or maybe you completely disagree with me. Either way, please let me know your thoughts! I’m super curious as to what other books are life changing! Thanks a ton for diving into my brain and reading my thought!

My Favorite Female Book Characters

There are just some book characters that leave a lasting impression on a person. It’s really awesome when that character is a girl because… GIRL POWER!!! Anyways, here is a list of my favorite female book characters of all time!

  • Hermione Granger, Harry Potter series
  • Skeeter Phelan, The Help
  • Cath Avery, Fangirl
  • Louisa Clark, Me Before You
  • Scout, To Kill a Mockingbird
  • Sam, The Perks of Being a Wallflower

Well, that’s all! I’m 100% certain I forgot tons of characters, so please let me know who you would have put on this list. I Hope you agree with my favorite female book characters!

Classics You Should Probably Read…

Here’s a quick list of classics I think are worth reading. I know for a fact there are hundreds more out there, but here are a few…

  • To Kill a Mockingbird
  • Hamlet
  • Romeo and Juliet
  • Lord of the Flies
  • The Great Gatsby
  • Animal Farm
  • Of Mice and Men
  • The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn
  • Fahrenheit 451
  • A Christmas Carol
  • A Tale of Two Cities
  • Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland

That’s all! Let me know what other books should be on this list!

This Raging Light Book Review

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This Raging Light is about a girl named Lucille who is just trying to get through life with the relatively bad cards she’s been dealt with. Both of her parents abandoned her, and she’s basically left to raise her little sister. Obviously, that’s a lot to deal with for her, especially since she is only a senior in high school. Lucille isn’t completely alone in all of this, however. She has her best friend, twin brother (who she has a major crush on), and a few more angels to help.

I would definitely recommend this book. It has a similar feel to Jandy Nelson books, which are my favorite. Now that I think about it, however, the plot in This Raging Light is a bit lacking. I’m willing to overlook that for the great writing and characters. This book really puts your problems into perspective, and you really empathize with the main character. She is extremely brave and strong, no doubt a Gryffindor, so you really admire her. Anyways, you should read This Raging Light if you have the chance. It is absolutely going on my favorite book list; it might soon be on yours too.