Lord of The Rings: Favorite Movies and soon to be favorite book

The title says it all :). Its taking me some time to finish the book because its three books in one which equals 1,178 pages…so even for me that’s a lot. Enjoy these pictures!

National Library Week: 10 Reasons Why Librarians are Awesome (Read on you will laugh and get very informed)

Quick Note: I originally got this article from: Buzzfeed.com or here. But since I love libraries I wanted to share it with you guys :D. And also thanks to one of my family members for letting me know about this. Its a shame I didn’t even know this, lol.


 

 

In celebration of National Library Week (4/13-4/19), here is an homage to a group of greatly misunderstood and underappreciated professionals.

“The Mean Shusher.”

  

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What people usually envision when they think of a librarian.

Or the “Naughty Librarian.”

Again, another wild misunderstanding.

Tammy (Parks & Rec) didn’t make it any easier for us.

Pure evil.

But throw away those pre-conceived notions…

But throw away those pre-conceived notions...

Because you got us all wrong. 

 

 

1. Did you know Librarians need to get a Master’s Degree?

Did you know Librarians need to get a Master's Degree?

It’s a serious profession, and the official degree is called a Masters in Library & Information Science/Studies. Here’s a directory of all the different schools that offer this program.

2. Librarians are relaxed!

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It’s considered one of the least stressful jobs, according to this report by CareerCast.com.

But you might ask, aren’t librarians irrelevant now?

But you might ask, aren't librarians irrelevant now?

3. The Library & Information Science field is evolving.

The Library & Information Science field is evolving.

Forget working only in dusty book stacks. There are modern technology and data-based jobs for Library degree-holders such as Digital Manuscripts Project Manager, Information Research Specialist, Web Project Manager, GIS Map Specialist, Creative Project Manager, etc.

4. Special Librarians can also work for museums, law offices, and even orchestras!

Along with large corporations, hospitals, etc.

There’s even such a thing as a “Wine Librarian.”

Best job ever? Read more about wine libraries here.

5. Librarians can be fun!

Librarians can be fun!

Steven Kemple, music librarian at the Public Library of Cincinnati and Hamilton County’s Main Library, dons this Gorilla suit as a way of being experimental and to invoke curiosity among his patrons.

Or this Guerilla Librarian, who set up Corner Library in Brooklyn, NY.

These tattooed librarians even have their own calendar.

Nothing exemplifies a good time like a dance party at the library!

6. Librarians are super creative – in our book displays…

It’s our craft.

7. And our programs.

8. Librarians can be superheroes.

Flynn Carsen (Noah Wyle) as THE Librarian

The Glorious Rupert Giles from Buffy

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Such wit. Such sass.

And best of all, Barbara Gordon/Batgirl!

9. Some of our favorite authors were librarians.

Lewis Carroll

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Beverly Cleary

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Jorge Luis Borges

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Along with Marcel Proust, Madeleine L’Engle, Joanna Cole (The Magic School BusSeries), and Jacob Grimm (Grimms’ Fairy Tales).

10. But most importantly, librarians make a difference.

But most importantly, librarians make a difference.

According to NPR, “Most inmates will never win early release, so the library becomes a place to improve reading skills, write a letter home, watch an instructional video on auto mechanics or just escape, mentally.” Hear this NPR interview with Prison Librarian Glennor Shirley here.

The life of Judge Olly Neal’s (pictured here with his daughter) was transformed by his school librarian, Mildred Grady. Read the incredibly heartwarming story here. (Beware: it’s a tearjerker.)

So less of this.

And more of this.

Because even Colbert knows

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Librarians are awesome.
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Now isn’t all of this true? My grandma was a school librarian and my aunt is a professional librarian. Libraries,especially, librarians are the best :D.  So this whole week is celebrating Libraries 🙂  comment down below anything related 🙂

 

 

Spread Your Wings

  “Spread your arms like wings” his beautiful voice whispered to my ear, sending down a feeling I could not describe.

“Breathe, forget, forgive, and let go.” his voice echoed.

 Those last words were still ringing in my head. I didn’t want to forget or forgive. Breathing was not something I found easy to do after all these years of hardship. Letting go was not something I was sure I could do, not after all the hurt and pain those bastards caused me.

 I stood at the edge of the window, my feet feeling the cold metal. I looked down. I wasn’t scared of heights or doing this at all. I was more scared of where I would go. No, I was scared of who I was going with. Of who was telling me to do this. A sudden wind caused my black long hair to fly back and for me to lose my balance. I yelped, a scream escaping my mouth. My body went cold, almost rigid until I felt a strong hand on my arm.

 “Whoa, there.” the warmth of his voice spread through me.

 He pulled me back into the darkness of the room. I stepped out of the window in a trance not really knowing that I was about to fall to my death. I suddenly turned and stared at his green eyes,

“I can’t do this!” I whispered “I can’t just leave this, even if it caused me pain. You can’t just expect me to leave…it’s not that easy.”

 He didn’t say anything. He just stared at me so intensely I turned my head away feeling exposed under his eyes. His hands were like ice, as he grabbed my arms and gently led me to the window once again. Blindly, I stepped on the edge once more. I felt his body behind me as if protecting me. For some reason I wasn’t scared of him anymore.Maybe I never was. I was more scared of how he could figure me out.

“Look out there. Look at the night sky, past the stars into the galaxies, into a new world.” A soft breeze was blowing.

“Look at the trees, look at the night clouds, feel the wind, and hear it calling your name.” He said, his voice calm.

“Open your heart and forget them all. Come and fly away. It’s out there once you are free, where you will forget and be who you once were. Forgive Lyanne and be new.”

He stopped and I felt him looking at the sky. This is what I always wanted to do, go with him and leave this place. I could feel the tug in my heart, that suddenly went away as another feeling wrapped my soul.

“I’m afraid.” my words barely audible.

He laughed softly and was beside me, grabbing my hand with his. I knew he was letting me think and feel. I looked out at the stars and out beyond the galaxies. I listened hard at the wind and heard it calling my name. I instantly knew that I had to do this no matter what. I knew it wasn’t going to be easy. I breathed deeply, forgetting the past and what once used to be and looking at the future. I turned and stared at his beautiful face. He stared back and nodded as if knowing my decision.

“See it as an adventure you will never forget.” he said

His eyes twinkled with adventurous desire. I smiled and he smiled back as I grabbed his hand tightly and looked ahead. I didn’t know what I was going to find or where was he leading me. I just knew he came and I could trust him.

“Lets Go.”


This little story or short piece of writing just came to mind two days ago. I wrote and I wrote and this is the results. The story just above :). I think its all right and I wanted to share it with you all. Let me know what you think!

Writing © The Reading Girl

 

Discussion: Favorite Books

I obviously love reading very much. It’s the best feeling meeting new characters and entering new worlds and falling in love. I may sound ridiculous but only a book nerd like me would understand :D. Anyways down below are some of my most favorite books that are definitely worth reading (Divergent and Papertowns are being lended now 😉 ).

 

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Even though I try as much as possible to keep my books in good conditions,well, they are never going to look new if I make notes on them or take them somewhere with me no matter how much I try.

Here are some books that I forgot to photograph:

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And some ebooks:

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Each of these books changed me in some way or taught me a life lesson. Remember, Don’t judge a book by its cover, what is inside is what matters.

There are obviously many more but these are the ones I could remember.

I guess the point of this, is to discuss what are some of your most favorite books that you have ever read. Go ahead and list them!

P.S. if you want to see my reviews for these books just type the title and enjoy 🙂

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Reading Paintings/ Beautiful One’s too

I am obviously in LOVE  ❤ with reading. And I like art and I can draw but not as good as these artists:

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“Women reading a letter on a couch” By Vittorio Reggianini.

“Reading by a Window” by Federico Zandomeneghi

“Young Woman Reading” by a Window by Delphin Enjolras

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Quote of the Day: Audrey Hepburn

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The Beautiful Blogger Award/ Two times

Well!!! I finally have the time to post about awards and let me tell you that there are many….

Anyways on April 5th and April 6th of 2014 I was nominated this award by fellow blogger friends: Edward and Frankie. I was surprised and happy at the same time. They obviously deserve them and they are such great bloggers who one, just published his book Hero’s Romance (CHECK IT OUT!!) and the other one, a great writer :). Check out their blogs.

 

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The Award:

The Beautiful Blogger Award is an honor bestowed by fellow bloggers to show how much they love reading your blog and appreciate the beauty in your words.

Nothing makes me feel happier than inspiring others.

Rules:

1. Copy the Beautiful Blogger Award logo.

2. Thank the person who nominated you and create a link back.

3. Nominate 7 (yes only seven) other bloggers and say a little something about them.

Nominees:

Now, this one is hard but do not take offense if I didn’t nominate you. Remember there are many awards left so you might be one.

1. Alex Raphael – Alex is just amazing! Posts great pictures, lines of the days, fun movie quizzes, film reviews, and many other great fun things that have to do with travel, entertainment, and lifestyle.

2. Petals Unfolding– Amy is quiet my inspiration here in the blogging world. She takes beautiful pictures and comes up with the most amazing poems ever.

3.  Professor VJ Duke – Professor is mysterious in some ways and very hilarious and creative 🙂 always makes my day

4. Uniquely Portable Magic:  – Destini writes the most beautiful reviews ever! So detailed and wonderful

5. Drown in Melancholy – you will have fun with her college life. I love her 🙂

6. HalfEatenMind- I really enjoy his posts. Very different from what I used to but very informative and entertaining.

7. Muse Ministry– She posts the most amazing short stories ever.


 

Great blogs that you should check out 🙂

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One Night at the Jacaranda by Carol Cooper: Book Review!

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  Author: Carol Cooper

 Rating: 4 stars

 Pages: 272

 Date Published: February 20th 2012

 Goodreads Summary:  One man dying of cancer. One struggling journalist. A group of single Londoners. One night that changes everything. 

For one booze and hope-fuelled night, the lives of a motley group of 30-somethings criss-cross. As the discover, finding someone special is also about finding yourself, and that’s not always where you expect.

Quick Note: This is a review copy kindly given to me by the author in exchange for an honest review. I read this way back in February and today I finally got the chance to review this great book. Enjoy!

 One Night at the Jacaranda  is basically the story of  a group of 30 something year old that are each going through something.  They all have, basically, one thing in common. Finding just that bit of happiness.

I thought this picture fit well, for some reason

One Night they all decide to start speed dating at the Jacaranda Bar in London, for different reasons. Each one of them are looking for different things. Love, sex, fun, friendship, solace and more. The characters have 3 minutes to look at the opposite sex and ask questions to each other. One day after the speed dating they have tick their crosses online which persons they’d like to see again. As the story unfolds, you find out more and more about every character but some things are not what they seem like. It turns out not everyone was saying the truth.

 


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5 Reasons to Not Wear Mini-Shorts (Read on, its interesting)

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Imagine yourself in a hot climate like Miami’s or any other tropical place…imagine how you want to be cool(as in you want to feel fresh air against your legs,especially women) and that is why you choose attire that could show your skin like the picture above. I mean don’t get me wrong, there is nothing wrong with using shorts at all. They are comfortable, cool, match basically with any shirt or shoes and there are millions of styles.

 

But, like every piece of cloth we use, they have to be our size and not be extremely short. I want to share with you guys 5 reasons to not use mini-shorts even if they are in style.

Quick note: This post is based on my observations of all the young ladies I see out there. And based on my experience too. I have never been comfortable wearing shorts that show a bit of butt or look like underwear, I find them way to uncomfortable and I feel like a skank  when I wear them. I finally decided to just wear skinny jeans, short but not mini-short skirts, and just shorts that are a little bit above my knee. Read on if you are interested.

#1 They are uncomfortable

Without doubt, wearing something way to small is going to be uncomfortable. If we are aware that shorts are between the butt and legs and we don’t want anything showing, we can have a pretty bad time always fixing them. Why would we wear something that makes us feel uncomfortable?

Example: I was at the fair once and this girl wore these mini shorts that kept getting stuck between her butt cheeks and you can imagine how that looked. The poor girl kept pulling her shorts down and walking like a penguin.

#2 Show way too much skin

The whole idea is to leave something to the imagination. Sure you can look sexy but you don’t need to show your ass. The whole point is to show your beautiful legs but not show something that can be saved for later or is something private.

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Quote of the Day: To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee

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I LOVE this book. One of my all time favorite classics. If you haven’t read it, you have too. REVIEW TO COME.

Quotes © The Reading Girl

Land of Confusion

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Numbers. Symbols. Letters.

Words that never made sense.

Equations that I will never get.

A jumble of numbers and letters

That would probably never be used in my life

Math is a Land of Confusion for me.

I have never and will never master it

Math is just a subject I will never understand no matter how much I practice.


 

Inspired by the Daily Prompt titled: Land of Confusion. Math was a subject and is a subject I will never understand. Ask me for help and I will just say “Look it up”‘. Math was a nightmare for me. I don’t know how I ever passed that class and got promoted to advanced level when I was in school, I don’t know how but all I know is that I just don’t get it.

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Daily Prompt © The Reading Girl

To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee

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Currently Reading and enjoying it very much

April is here and its time to enter a new world

Hi fellow bloggers! I am back into the blogging world and I am very happy. I had an extremely fun time with my family and I did not want it to end. As the days goes on I will post about everything I did by pictures and small messages. Everything will turn back to normal.

I can’t believe it’s already April. The fourth month of the year is already here and that means that the year is almost half way. The Reading Girl blog has a lot planned and I can’t wait to post :).

For now enjoy this photograph I took on my vacation while I explored my home Miami, Florida. Thanks for seeing it 🙂

 

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(I did not edit this picture at all.I took it and my wonderful Canon camera captured the exact colors and reflections that I saw in person.)


Photography © The Reading Girl

 

Spring Break for this Reading Girl

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I live in America and as some of you may know we have spring break over here for a whole week. It depends where you study or where you work.  I really don’t know the point of this break but I do know that I am thankful for it 😀 Anyways I have spring break for a whole week and guess what that means? I will be doing things and will barely have any time to be in the blogging world. So I will leave only for a week and will not post, respond to any comments, or like any posts from the bloggers I follow. I just wanted to let you guys know, because I think some of you might have gotten worried not hearing anything from me for a whole week right? I don’t know maybe some of you would have actually worried 😛

But I do want to say that I will have future posts planned to publish soon:

  1. Book reviews. I know I haven’t really posted any but with my busy life I have barely gotten any time to read or review at all any of the ARC ‘s(Advanced Readers Copy) that I have received. Getting arc’s was something I wanted so that’s crossed of my list that I had posted a while back. I am very happy to write and share my reviews and new books with you guys. 
  2. Awards. Okay….some of you have really exaggerated with the awards..haha (you know who you are). I didn’t expect to get so many this year and from some people I didn’t even know liked my blog. I mean, don’t get me wrong I love receiving them but I haven’t had any time to properly post about them. Which I want to do because there are some of you that I would really like to award :). So expect a post about this soon. That’s another thing crossed from my list.
  3. Photos. I have taken so many pictures that I think are great and I want to share them with you all  how I take them and all of that photography information 🙂
  4. Movie ReviewsOkay so this is going to be something new for me :D. I LOVE movies. Everything about films, so I thought I might review films and I know that a lot of you review movies. I would like your help on that. It must be as easy as reviewing a book right?
  5. Poems and my writings. Yes, i want to post more of my poems and writings and articles 🙂
  6. Quotes. More inspirational quotes.

That’s basically it! I’m sure more will come along the way. I will see you guys in a week 🙂 Happy Spring and happy reading. Happy everything 😀

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Quote of the day (until next week) From the movie Mulan

The Beauty: A piece of writing describing someone from my mind

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Do not know the artist of this painting

She gracefully moves on with a glow about her

Tall, peaceful, beautiful

Her long black hair cascading down her back

Her smile serenity to all who see it and her green eyes light to the helpless

A gorgeous melody that leaves her lips calming  the adventurers

The Beauty

All that she touches she heals

The forest her dear home, her happiness

Her face full of light and glow from the green healthy life

That surrounds her

Out stretching her arm to any creature in need

She guides them to their destination, to their last journey when its their time

To their hope and paradise

The Beauty

She walks in peace and in grace

A bright sunshine to the dark world

The queen that one cannot seem to describe

That feels and loves

The Beauty

But life passes by and goes

She sees through her eyes of wisdom that the world is changing

And so is she

She slowly perishes away into a superior unknown world

Yet she turns one last time at what once used to be her forest

Her world and home that she has lost to evil

Remembering the beauty and innocent life

That used to be and hoping that in someway it gets saved


 

* Just a short piece of writing. Hope you all enjoy it 🙂

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Blog Update

I simply just want to do a discussion here.

I have been thinking about updating my blog theme, but I don’t know what theme to choose.  There are some pretty great themes here in wordpress that I really like.

I wanted to know your opinion of good themes that I could choose.  Its been a hard decision.

Let me know! 🙂

The Quotes for today! Oscar Wilde

Just wanted to add this one 😀

Oscar Wilde said some pretty great things all which have touched me in a way:

This quote I sometimes find hard to accomplish since I want to fit in with everyone. Then I remember that I must be me and no one else will be me. And people will either like me for who I am or dislike me for being me. All that matters is that I was me all the time.

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How true isn’t it? So many things that are popular and known for the wrong reasons. Things that are popular and you ask yourself: will that person or that object ever change anyone’s life?

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What about this one? Tell me about that one….

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What Words Can Do

Words can hurt

Words can heal

Words can transform

Words can change

Words are stronger than actions

No matter what they say

Words are heavy

Words are weak

Words can be left unsaid

Or can be said

Words can either bring you down

or

Make you fight back

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Words…there is so much that a person can cause with just one single word or with just saying something.

Poem © The Reading Girl

Our Night Walks

A Dark Night

The moon shining

A cool wind blowing about us

Making our dresses and shirts fly up

Shrieks and giggles escaping our mouths

We laugh

We scream

We skip, the six of us together

Guys and girls running and piggyback riding

Swinging around and jumping

Staring up at the sky

As we walk or run

We talk, we fight,

we joke, we debate,

we think, we wonder, or

Silence is our only company

Our Night Walks

Is what defines us

Our Night Walks

Is Our journey, where everything happens

The happiness, the heartbreaks

The fears, the hopes

Our dreams

And one day it will all end

One day Our Night Walks will be no more

But we will always remember Our Night Walks

As a special memory, not a forgotten one

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Just a poem that was written based on my experience and what I also wish I had.

Poem © The Reading Girl

 

Quote of the Day: Audrey Hepburn

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Most of us find that hard to happen. But like I had said earlier fears and problems cause us to not be happy, you have to fight on. Audrey Hepburn is absolutely right.

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Book review!!!Does not deserve to mention the Title…Read on if you want but be warned….

This review will not be proper but rather a negative piece of writing. 
Book: You will find out as you read on.
Quick note: I wrote this review a while back in Goodreads and it caused a lot of discussion. Anyways there is some profanity and inappropriate words and material, since I really did not like this book at all and the book is inappropriate and disgusting. My review is pretty LONG…lol…you will see what I mean.If you are interested read on!
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I LOVEDD THIS…NOT. UGGHH…WHAT DID I JUST DO?? *hits herself on the head*Fifty Shades:
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Frodo decided to say no more because this book offended his Hobbit mind. I feel bad for him :/. But who can blame him.I am at a book store right now and I simply just decided to read this..not buy it. Just sit in one of the Barnes and Nobles little café tables with my laptop and read this “oh so glorious” book that everyone LOVES. And let me just say something:

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Fear

“There is only one thing that makes a dream impossible to achieve: the fear of failure.”  – Paulo Coelho

Fear STOPS us from doing what we want

Fear doesn’t help us to succeed at all

Fear  STOPS us from opportunities

Fear is something that our mind causes

So that we do nothing in life

Fear is something sad

But you can fight fear by doing something

That scares you everyday

You can fight fear by telling your mind to go on

I wrote this because I have felt fear before. I have had fears before. I don’t know if it turned out good but I just had to share it. Enjoy!

Poem © The Reading Girl

Marilyn Monroe Quote of the Day

The Mind of An Actress Reading: Marilyn Monroe/ Actress Number Three

 

I obviously ADORE reading and I also love 1930s,40s,50s, and 60s actresses. I wanted to combine both these interests of mine and decided to create The Mind of An Actress Reading. I haven’t seen this anywhere else, so if you might think I have copied someone’s else work, please let me know. Anyways back to today’s post :)…as you can see today’s turn is the famous Marilyn Monroe. Marilyn Monroe is obviously still famous among everyone and men(even though she was alive in the 50s and 60s)for her beauty and obvious sexual photographs. I am not that  big of a  fan of her but I do like that she also read when she was still alive. Today a fellow blogger friend of mine shared with me a photograph and told me that I should add it to my collection of actresses reading, thanks to him I became inspired to write today’s post which I have forgotten to do. As you can tell the photo was of Marilyn Monroe reading. So please, Enjoy these pictures of Marilyn Monroe reading!

My fellow blogger friend provided this photograph of her reading on her bed to me 🙂

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My Experience watching The 86th Annual Oscars

Yes…the Oscars. Everybody might not be talking about it and others might be talking about it. This year they were on March 2nd, 2014. Since I live in the United States I was able to watch them from 7:00pm to 12 Midnight. In my opinion I LOVE watching the Oscars. Not only because of the fashion or because of the awards but because I am just fascinated by films and anything that has to do with cinematography and movies. If you are interested in what happened look down below!

Well this year the Oscars was hosted by Ellen Degeneres. She made it so FUN! And yes it was a bit informal but it had that bit of a fun side to it which means that next year Oscars will be so much more funny. And I really liked that she hosted it. She made them so much more fun.

Examples:

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Was originally going to be taken with Meryl Streep but then Ellen decided to invite all of them. All of this happened live! Ellen posted this on Twitter and eventually Twitter went down from how many people there was retweeting this. It got more than 1 million retweets

After the honoring of The Wizard of Oz

When she ordered Pizza which everyone was surprised.

The movie of the night was Gravity which won 7 Oscars including Best Director for Alfonso Cuaron. The first Latin American to ever win an Oscar in Directing. 12 Years A Slave won only 3 Oscars including Best Picture! That was a really great thing. Everything was right except that American Hustle and Wolf of Wallstreet won nothing. That was kind of a big surprise. Also The Great Gatsby won 2 Oscars and the movie Her won only 1. What surprised me the most was that Captain Phillips didn’t even win anything. That was such a great film that at least deserved some recognition. Well to not write much below are all the movies and awards. The ones that have the stars and are in bold are the winners. In bold are also some of my thoughts.

Some of the banners from some of the nominated movies:

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Audrey Hepburn

Audrey Hepburn!! 🙂 In honor of her and The Oscars

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Audrey Hepburn wearing Givenchy in 1953 for her Roman Holiday Best Actress Oscar win. Perfection.

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Library of Love

One Choice will DEFINE, DECIDE and DETERMINE your life…Divergent

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Currently Reading Divergent by Veronica Roth. AMAZING!!

You will go and never come back: Papertowns by John Green: FINISHED!

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Title: Paper Towns 

Author: John Green

Rating: 5 stars

Genres: Mystery 

Pages: 305

Date Published: October 16, 2008

Publisher: Dutton Books

Goodreads Summary: Quentin Jacobsen has spent a lifetime loving the magnificently adventurous Margo Roth Spiegelman from afar. So when she cracks open a window and climbs back into his life—dressed like a ninja and summoning him for an ingenious campaign of revenge—he follows.

After their all-nighter ends and a new day breaks, Q arrives at school to discover that Margo, always an enigma, has now become a mystery. But Q soon learns that there are clues—and they’re for him. Urged down a disconnected path, the closer he gets, the less Q sees of the girl he thought he knew.

Quick note: This is the second book that I read by John Green and let me just say that it was amazing. I LOVED it. Its my second review this year and I hope you all enjoy it.  

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Cover Reveal: The Escapist by Steve Powell “Timing is Everything”

I have the honor to reveal you guys a very awesome book titled: The Escapist by Steve Powell. If you are interested in this piece of literature read down below! You will not regret it.

 

 Blurb

 What if you were wanted for a crime you didn’t commit? What would you do if you could glimpse the future?

 After an innocent encounter with a stranger, a consultant loses consciousness and awakens the next day suddenly able to glimpse events that have yet to happen, 24 hours into the future. He follows the enigmatic stranger’s every move in an attempt to unravel the mystery. Soon he can’t sleep, he’s lost his appetite and thoughts are running through his mind at 100 miles an hour. His relationship, his job and the predictable life he thinks he knows begins to fall apart at the seams. Reliance on untested allies becomes a must while he is being chased offshore by a corrupt organization and federal agents, all determined to bring him down. To survive, he has to exploit his new-found talents to stay one step ahead of his pursuers or escape will be next to impossible.

 

Author Bio

 Steve Powell is a writer and freelance artist who resides in the Washington DC metro area. He has travelled extensively to gain rich experiences and perspectives to draw his ideas from. In his spare time he does acrylic painting. A former management consultant, he currently provides creative design services via his company: Neptune Inc. He has provided short stories and artwork for publications such as Conceit magazine and Antarctic Press.

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Music is My Life Posts: Owl City

  I LOVE music. I seriously do. Its something that makes me feel alive and new.  I decided to create a post where I would publish my most favorite songs from my most favorite artists.  I want to at least do this every week. I haven’t seen this anywhere else so its my own original idea.

 Today’s turn is: Owl City

 Owl City is an American electronica project created in 2007 in Owatonna, Minnesota, one of several such projects by singer-songwriter and multi-instrumentalist Adam Young. Young created the project while experimenting with music in his parents’ basement. Owl City developed a following on the social networking site Myspace, like many musicians who achieved success in the late 2000s, before signing with Universal Republic in 2008.

After two independent releases, Owl City gained mainstream popularity with the 2009 major label debut album Ocean Eyes, which included the quadruple-platinum hit single Fireflies. The album was certified Platinum in the United States in April 2010.

In 2011, Owl City released his third studio album, All Things Bright and Beautiful. This was followed by The Midsummer Station in August 2012. Owl City has also recorded songs for animated films including Legend of the Guardians: The Owls of Ga’HooleWreck-It RalphThe Croods and The Smurfs 2.

Me:

I first knew about Owl City by the radio. I was just mesmerized by the music, lyrics, and his voice. Its very different than what I usually hear. The thing about Owl City is Adam Young’s lyrics are POSITIVE and HAPPY. Nothing sad or about break ups. His lyrics have a beautiful message behind them once you really listen to them and read them.

The song that was written by him that I want to share with you all is his big hit: “Fireflies” Its a beautiful song based on his own experience about insomnia and the world. Its more than that too…just listen to it.

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*I hope you enjoyed this beautiful song. To learn more about Owl City you can go to Wikipedia where I got my information.

No matter the Obstacles anything is Possible

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 This two people are an amazing inspiration to me. One who was born with the obstacles and one who when she was 13 had a new obstacle. But you see, they still went on forward with their life’s and have changed many people. Bethany Hamilton and Nick Vujicic are true heroes.

*Picture edited by me on Befunky.com but property of NoahHamilton.com (Bethany’s brother)

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Gandhi and Love

Where there is Love, there is Life.

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You go and never come back

-Papertowns, by John Green

I am currently reading this AMAZING book 

A Poem or something

 

Something happened to me this week. Very personal, which made me feel happy and kind of sad. I found myself creating these words in my mind and I just had to write them down. I don’t know what to name my writing or if it evens make sense…but all I know is that if something comes to your mind you should write it down. I just had to share it with you guys.

 

I was confused

I was enchanted

Everything was fine

But then everything changed

I thought I was hurt

But in a way I felt relieved 

Then I decided to walk beside the light

The light that had always been there

But I had ignored

I walked by Faith 

Letting Faith guide me

Letting Him guide me

Fixing my problems 

All was mended in a

Way that was unexpected to me

I knew that even though

It would never be the same

I knew that everything 

That was wrong had turned right

And because I had walked

By Faith The Light

Did its work fixing all that was Dark

I really don’t care how the stanzas are because this is just something that came to my mind and was not even edited or anything.

This writing has a meaning to it. I am sure some of you would figure it out. If you do let me know below. 

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Worlds most Amazing Libraries. Check it out!

I love libraries. I buy my books but I also like going to the libraries to read other kinds of books. I always stay for hours helping and looking for books. I wanted to share with you guys some of the world’s greatest libraries. I don’t know where their located but I do know that they are pretty HUGE. I hope you enjoy these pictures.

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Entangled in Webs

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Taken from my balcony

 I am going to have to give credit to my sister for taking this one. I think she did a great job just capturing the spider web. But I went ahead and edit it. I edit some of my pictures in BeFunky.com. I think its a great website to edit and photoshop your images, in my opinion. I darkened the image a bit and sharpened the spider web so it would be noticeable. Then I lightened the background just a little and darkened the objects in sight. I think it turned out good.

 What I like about this picture is the spiderweb. I rarely see spiderwebs and its hard to take a picture of one if you notice one. I think its a beauty how the spider takes her time and creates this fragile yet beautiful trap for her prey. In my opinion I was surprised my sister took the time to take this and then share it with me. She is a great photographer too :).

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Child Star and Beauty Leaves This World

As A Child
Shirley Temple: April 23, 1928 – February 10, 2014

Many of you may know who this beautiful little child is. If you don’t  the this is the famous Shirley Temple who was a bright light to the world during the Depression of the 30s. She appeared in numerous famous films which include: Curly Top, Heidi, Rebecca of Sunnybrook Farm and so on. She was a sensation. She sadly died of a heart attack, at the age of 85 on February 10th, 2014 and it was announced today to the whole world. She was surrounded by family and friends. She is survived by her children, grandchildren, and great-grandchildren.

“There’s nothing like real love. Nothing.”
-Shirley Temple

 I wanted to do this post today in honor of her. I was a big fan of her and I loved the way she acted and how cute she was. I first knew about her from a movie my mom bought, which was Fort Apache. Of course she was grown but since I loved how she acted I decided to learn more about her. And that’s when I started being a fan of all her movies. I just loved her cute little voice and how cute she danced. And how she seemed to always fix the problems. No wonder everyone would ignore their problems in the 30s and be joyful to watch her.

 As time passed by and she grew into a mature women people seemed to loose interest in her. Soon she retired at an early age and continued her own life. But she would always be remembered as the child star who put a bright light into people’s life.

I will always remember her and all the great achievements she did in her life. Its really sad for her not to be remembered and known in this generation but I know people will somehow remember her. RIP Shirley.

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Young and Beautiful/ Lana Del Rey

I first heard Lana’s voice when I was watching the movie The Great Gatsby (which was amazing and tragic), and I was just mesmerized by her voice. It sounds haunting yet beautiful. Its very different than most of the voices we hear now. I immediately started listening to her songs and I LOVED her voice and songs. Yes, her songs are sad and tragic but there is always something beautiful about it.

Lana has like a retro style and her name Lana is not actually her name. She was inspired by Lana Turner and thus she changed her name.

Young and Beautiful is a very sad but gorgeous song. I love the style and musical instruments. I wanted to share my favorite song with you guys!

Enjoy 🙂

Perfect Chemistry’s effect and Hot Blonde Girl most used

Perfect Chemistry by Simone Elkeles has been my most viewed post and book review. It has had a great effect in my blog. With a total of 2,954 views and counting.

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Awesome book!

I wonder why?

When I first posted my review for this book I just considered it another boring book review of mine that will either never get liked or will barely receive any attention. Like most bloggers or reviewers, I was obviously excited to write a review by me since it has been one of my most favorite YA books(Young Adult) and i wanted to share that same happiness with the world. But little did I know it became my most viewed post! I started noticing that Perfect Chemistry had at least 200 views everyday. And I also noticed its my most liked review in Goodreads and here in my blog. With at least 40 likes in GR and 10 likes here. Yeah, it might not be a lot for bloggers that get many likes, but for an indie like me who just started reviewing books and blogging its pretty much an accomplishment.

Then I started wondering, why is it viewed so much and why is it searched so much throughout my blog? I came up with some of my own answers: maybe because its a very popular book. Or maybe because the author is popular. Or I just simply wrote one of my first good reviews. Yes and yes and no. It is a very popular book and Simone is a very known author. But to be honest I think its an ok review. Not even that good compared to my other better reviews. It has pictures and some quotes, maybe that’s why it has captured so much attention. Probably because of my originality. But a blogger also has their most viewed post and I guess Perfect Chemistry was the one meant to be for some reason I will never know or get. But it also makes me kind of happy that at least people are enjoying it. It makes me glad they appreciate my work in some way.

Blondes will always be popular right?

Then something else caught my eye. “Hot Blonde Girl” or “Beautiful Blonde Girl”. Those two sentences have been a very popular search term in my blog. It strikes me as funny because my blog is about reading and my personal updates. It has nothing to do with hot sexy blondes and never will, unless you go look at my Perfect Chemistry review. That’s where it all goes and relates. In that review I use a picture of a gorgeous blonde girl who I described as Brittany Ellis. The main character and heroine of the book. Since Perfect Chemistry is popular among my posts of course people will be typing such things as “hot blonde” or “sexy blonde”. A person even commented in my review this: “Hey whats that girls name that you showed for Brittany ellis?” That was funny to me because all they were interested in was that blonde I used. And then it came to me: my review is also popular because of the blonde girl. Not because people even read it or know who the author is, but because of that blonde girl. *hits her head and sighs*

Blonde I used for review

So my blog is also popular because of a f*cking hot blonde who is not even the main thing in my blog. People my blog is not some place full of hot, sexy, provocative blondes! Maybe I should just change the picture to an ugly duck or something. Let’s see how that turns out. So there you have it. Perfect Chemistry is popular for 4 reasons: popular book, popular author, probably I wrote an awesome review, and because of the blonde. I choose the blonde. Everyday I look at my stats and I see: Perfect Chemistry 290 views and “hot blonde” searched at least 40 times. So much for my reviews and posts.

Any who, I am still going to post anything even if people keep thinking this blog is full of hot blondes :P. So if you want to check out my review here you go:

https://audreyhepburnbooks.wordpress.com/2013/04/07/review-of-perfect-chemistry/

I don’t mind. I do thank all of you who have actually read it and enjoyed it :).

What has been your most viewed post or your most popular search engine term?

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The Mind of a Model Reading

Models also read! Enjoy:

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The Mind of an Actress Reading: Elizabeth Taylor / Actress Number Two

★Today’s turn is Elizabeth Taylor. I am not that big of a fan of her like I am with Audrey Hepburn. But I loved the way she acted, especially in the movies: The Last Time I Saw Paris and Cleopatria. I also think she was gorgeous with her black hair and violet eyes. Elizabeth, was supposedly a fan of reading too! So enjoy this post of one of the greatest and beautiful actress of her time.★

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Comment what you think! 🙂

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The Reading Girl came up with this idea a while ago. Please do not copy.

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The Rest of My Adventure in Texas ( Warning, A LOT OF PICTURES)

As Promised here are the rest of the pictures from my trip!

Places I went: San Antonio, Texas(Downtown), Spanish Governor Palace, The Cathedral(which I think is a replica of the one in Mexico), The Alamo Museum(we weren’t allowed to take pictures inside), The Riverwalk (which is a river that runs the whole Downtown and tourists get to know about in a little tour inside a small boat), Bowling Alley, Dallas, Texas (Downtown), Old Read Museum, The Dallas World Aquarium, and finally the Airport and the Miami (where I live).

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True Beauty

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I used to worry  too much about physical beauty

Used to think it was more important than anything

In a way it is good to have a bit of beauty

It somehow makes you feel wonderful knowing you can turn heads

But then I learned and someone told me that beauty fades away

As time passes by

That it won’t matter anymore

What will matter is how your heart is

How you acted in your life towards other

How our spiritual souls are

And as we walk more through that path

Our internal beauty Shines brighter and we glow.

That is True Beauty

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Between the Pages, Art by: Tyson Adams and the Unknown

Again, I was searching through Google for some great book art and I was amazed at what I found. Below are some of the ones that I loved the most.

The first two pictures were created by an artist named Tyson Adams. The rest of the pictures were created by an unknown. Meaning that somebody came up with it, but I do not know who :).

Enjoy! And remember to comment your thoughts below.

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I hope you enjoyed this. Its the beauty of art. Creating whatever you want!

Remember to comment your thoughts 🙂

Between the Pages, Art by: Tyson Adams and the Unknown © The Reading Girl

“Last night I d…

“Last night I dreamt I ate a ten pound marshmallow. When I woke up the pillow was gone.”
Oscar Wilde

Experience is s…

Experience is simply the name we give our mistakes.

Oscar Wilde

Delicious: A Novella by Dora Sky: First Book Review of 2014

Title: Delicious by Dora SkyDelicious

Author: Dora Sky

Rating: 3.5  stars

Pages: 45

Date Published: November 5th, 2013

Publisher: Self-Published

Goodreads Summary:   I met him at the bakery store where I work. The moment I saw him I knew he was trouble. It was written all over his gorgeous face. When I laid my eyes on his body, my heart started beating in double beats – everything about him screamed bad boy. I wanted to stay away from him but deep down I was dying to explore every inch of his muscular body. He tempted me and I fell under his spell without thinking it further. How can you not fall for someone who loves fudge cake? Ladies, a man who knows how to seduce you with sweets is not a keeper, he’s a sinner…

      Quick note: This is my first book review in the year 2014. I hope you enjoy it and like it. My reviews always include how I think the characters look like, it has gifs(sometimes), and quotes.

     A review copy kindly provided by the author, my friend, Dora Sky in exchange for an honest review.

    3.5 stars

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Short Review:

Dora asked me to review her book Delicious during the Christmas holidays and I was very happy to read it. I didn’t know what to expect but I knew I wasn’t going to regret it.

Delicious is the first short novella in the Delicious series. When you start reading it, you are brought into Jenny’s world. A 19 year old college girl who works into a bakery named Delicious. Her life changes when she finds herself wanting more from a sexy man who picked up fudge cake from the bakery. She can’t seem to forget the mysterious and rude man that walked in and left her kind of in shock.

“Now that hazel eyes is in my life, something inside me has changed. He makes me want to dress up and look sexy, he makes me want to sing and shout because he is awakening these desires that I thought will never be awaken again. I have to admit, I want him so much it hurts. I want to drive him crazy the same way he drives me crazy.” 

Surprisingly she meets with the mysterious man when she goes out with her best friend. And guess what? He also wants her. VERY MUCH. Ernest, the hero of the story, takes Jenny into a passionate journey full of excitement and leaving Jenny to want more. But there is more to this story…and it’s up to you to find out and read the book! But…there is a MAJOR cliffhanger that leaves you wondering….who really is Ernest?

My thoughts:

Delicious is one hell of a story. I really enjoyed it and it was more than I expected. It is very short and leaves you wanting more and wondering what happens next, but it is enjoyable. I am glad Dora gave me the opportunity to read it. I do recommend it for readers that enjoy short novellas. I personally enjoy cliffhanger because it makes me want to read the next book. So if you like cliffhangers, you will enjoy it.

In conclusion, I can’t wait to read more from this series and more work from Dora Sky :).

“Next time when I tell you to do something, you do it. And be careful with your dirty mouth, it can get you in deep trouble.” 

See it also on my Goodreads.

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Stronger

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What things that are Good are stonger than the bad?

Love is Stronger than Hate

Hope is Stronger than Fear

Light is Stronger than Darkness

Faith is Stronger than Doubt

Bravery is Stronger than Weakness

Happiness is Stronger than Sadness

Our Souls and Spirits are Stronger than this world of Confusion

Anything is Stronger than the bad if you just Believe it is