A Must Read Book

Hey readers! It has been so long since I have posted…but I promise that from today on I will post more.

Most of you know I am a book nerd. I know so much about books and authors. I am not bragging but it is the truth.

These past few months I haven’t been able to read anything at all but only a few good books.

Down below you will see a book I highly recommend.

Wonder by R.J. Palacio

Wonder

You can’t blend in when you were born to stand out.

My name is August. I won’t describe what I look like. Whatever you’re thinking, it’s probably worse.

August Pullman wants to be an ordinary ten-year-old. He does ordinary things. He eats ice cream. He plays on his Xbox. He feels ordinary – inside.

But Auggie is far from ordinary. Ordinary kids don’t make other ordinary kids run away screaming in playgrounds. Ordinary kids don’t get stared at wherever they go.

Born with a terrible facial abnormality, Auggie has been home-schooled by his parents his whole life, in an attempt to protect him from the cruelty of the outside world. Now, for the first time, he’s being sent to a real school – and he’s dreading it. All he wants is to be accepted – but can he convince his new classmates that he’s just like them, underneath it all?

Narrated by Auggie and the people around him whose lives he touches forever, Wonder is a funny, frank, astonishingly moving debut to read in one sitting, pass on to others, and remember long after the final page.

This book is just BEAUTIFUL. Beautiful, refreshing, amazing, awesome, and did I mention beautiful?

It has won many awards, it is highly rated, and its a book that makes you think about life. How many books make you think about life? Think about that.

I am not going to spoil anything at all but I am going to mention a few points to why this is a must-read book:

The cover: Just by looking at it you should want to read it. Its interesting and it makes you want to read it. When I first saw this book I had never heard of it but the cover convinced me and I do not regret reading this book.

The title: I don’t really need to say much about this point but…you will WONDER many things as you read this book.

The writing style: Its simple but beautiful. This book is meant to be for middle grade children but…if I enjoyed it and actually felt emotions while I read the book then anybody can read this book. Its easy to understand and the details are just  awesome.

The plot and the characters: All I am going to say is that each character is amazing and special in their own way. And the plot is great.

The book: Wonder is just breathtaking and not a book you see everywhere. Its a masterpiece. Very inspiring and special. Words cant describe how amazing this book is. Words cant describe what I felt as I read the book. Words can’t describe how real this book is and how gorgeous it is. Wonder is a book that will always hold a special place in my heart.

In conclusion, this book should be read by everyone.

I hope that I have convinced you guys to read this book. If you have nothing else to do or nothing to read…you should try reading Wonder. I gurantee you that you will not regret it.

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A General Book Review of The Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants Series

  Title(s): The Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants, The Second Summer of the Sisterhood, Girls in Pants (The Third Summer of the Sisterhood) ,and Forever in Blue (The Fourth Summer of the Sisterhood)
Author: Ann Brashares

General Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

Pages: A LOT (In General)

Date(s) Published: September 11th 2001, April 22nd 2003, January 25th 2005, and January 9th 2007

Publisher:  Delacorte Books


 Quick Thoughts: I have been very busy this summer. I have been able to read some books but not many. Here is a book review of one of my favorite series. I hope you enjoy 🙂 it.

-The Reading Girl


I decided to leave adult books alone for a while. I was getting tired of the same plot of “the guy meets girl. the guy treats her like shit. the girl suffers promising to never love him. Then for some reason they get together again.” ugh.
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I decided to get back to YA for a while. Well, I do not regret it.

I really enjoyed this series. It was great for me because I could relate to it. The writing was great, the stories were great, the plot was great, and the original idea of the pants was great.

This is a review of all four books in general.

So…(warning: this review is full of positive and negative thoughts mixed together).

Enter the world of four best friends….

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(in other of appearances from left to right)

Carmen smart and with an attitude that can annoy the hell out of you. In other words a little bitch that people seem to like. But cares a lot about her best friends.
Tibby rebellious, miserable, tough looking, and mean. Typical teenager. But behind that mask she has a heart.
Lena the BEAUTIFUL one. That’s really about it. Oh and she is an artists who seems to be everyone’s favorite. She is nice, shy, insecure, and kind of sad.
Bridget is the athletic one. Fun, wild, fast,crazy and etc. Considered beautiful by everyone because of her blonde gorgeous hair. Except, she doesn’t think she is beautiful or do her friends because Lena is the gorgeous one.
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Those were my thoughts on the characters. Well not really, that’s how they are described. My thoughts on them are mixed. Here we go…

Carmen is my least favorite character out of this whole series. She is bitchy, mean, rude, loud, and if she is not happy no one else is. I hated her parts in the book. Especially in the second book uggghhh. But, I liked her in the last book of the series. She was likable and for once calm.

Tibby was okay. Stupid sometimes but okay. I actually liked her character.

Lena was stupid too. Too fragile and I kept getting tired of her being the fucking beautiful one and the favorite one and blah blah. Yeah..we get it.

Bridget was my MOST favorite. She actually grew up throughout the four years that the this whole series talks about. She was smart, independent, strong, and beautiful to me. I looked forward to her parts in the book.

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The writing was awesome. It was easy to understand and I could understand why so many young girls could like this series. The events that happened in this book has happened to many girls, including me.
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There was just something about these books that kept me reading them all the time. I read the four books in 4 days. I really enjoyed all the books.

It did have its flaws…

-Carmen, Tibby, Lena (but then that’s how most teenage girls are).

I loved the stories the author created. These books in some way were beautiful and taught me many lessons. I do not regret reading them at all.
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OVERALL SERIES RATING: 4 stars
Why?

-I would sometimes get annoyed at the main girls (even at Bridget)
-Depending on pants was kind of stupid to me, but then again that’s the point of the book

-I also got annoyed at how the author wanted us to think Lena was this perfect gorgeous girl and wanted us to feel bad for her when she did the dumb shit that she did. Well sorry,I didn’t feel sorry for her.
That’s really about it.

I really liked these books. I didn’t want their world to end. It’s a journey of four best friends who grow and somehow become stronger.

Each book focused more on one of the girls but in general the series was about the four of them.

It really was an amazing world I entered 🙂

P.S. The movies are WAY different but I still like them

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Movie posters:

Carmen was portrayed by America Ferrera, Tibby by Amber Tamblyn, Bridget by Blake Lively, and Lena by Alexis Bledel.

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Second Movie

 

 

 

 

My first Film Review (bear with me :) )

 May and the beginning of June have been awesome for me. I mentioned before why May was the best month ever and so far it has been the best month ever. Now June is also turning into that month.

One of the things that has made June awesome so far is The Fault in Our Stars movie.

Now, before you start rolling your eyes or whatever you will do, hear me out and if you are interested read my thoughts about this movie.


I have always been a fan of John Green. No, it’s not because I read The Fault in Our Stars. It’s because I read Looking for Alaska. Well, when I heard The Fault in Our Stars came out about two years ago I was excited. I don’t get scared of reading any book, I do not care what it is about, I just want to enter a new world and learn more about it. So, when I heard it was about two kids who have cancer and fall in love I was intrigued. You can read the rest of my thoughts about this awesome book here: TFiOS book review. What I am trying to say is that, I love John Green and I have been a fan of his for four years.

Warning this part will be kind of off topic.

I get mad how people are “Fans” of his just because they have read TFiOS. His other books are great especially Looking for Alaska. But I have to admit that TFiOS IS his best book now. Anyways, I also get annoyed at everyone in my school who suddenly started reading TFiOS because it was going to be a movie or how all of a sudden they think they know everything about John Green or books because they read that book.

You get me?

Well let’s get to the Movie Review:

My thoughts on the film:

I saw this film in June 6th (day it came out in the US, with my friends) and I really liked it but I didn’t love it. You will see why, down below.

It is really good  and it is a very unique YA film. It is also the only film I have seen so far that has stayed true to a book. That made me really happy because that rarely ever happens. I did like the cinematography and the colors of the film. I really liked how they shot some of the scenes making you feel like you are part of the movie . I liked how they added little text messaging bubbles to the side when one couldn’t read a text message or email. I just loved how they made the film quick, simple, cute, and awesome. The way they portrayed Hazel’s room, Gus room, and Amsterdam was exactly how I imagined it. The colors of the movie were awesome and I LOVED how the actors said the same famous quotes that I LOVE. The acting was good and the script was great. Some things were obviously changed but it wasn’t a big deal.

Here is what I didn’t really like:

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Entering a New World-Daily Post

  You’re at the airport, your flight is delayed for six more hours, and none of your electronic devices is working. How do you pass the time?

Isn’t it obvious??? Screw phones, computers, and everything!! I would be reading.That ecard on the left is so true about me.

I love writing and blogging(I wouldn’t be able to do that, anyway, nothing works. But who cares!) but if you gave me a whole bunch of books I would say:

Yes, if I had a book I would be mean, so watch out!!

 

Today’s daily post is awesome :D. What would I do if I was stuck in airport for six hours….

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Maya Angelou

To be honest, I have heard of Maya Angelou  but I wasn’t really a big fan of hers. And now that she peacefully died I will start reading her work. It is sad to me because now that she is dead, it is when I decide to read more about her. She did a lot of amazing things in her life and I regret never knowing a lot about her.

Today, on May 28th, 2014, Maya who was an author, poet, civil rights activist, and etc. peacefully died.  She will be remembered.

Here are some great quotes by her:

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Wonders of Memories

That quote is true. We watch the world just passing by and everyone or everything changing. We watch how fast time passes by and we don’t really live the moment. Everything is changing. But behind all those change there are memories that never change. Sweet and alive memories that make you smile or giggle. Or bitter and sad memories that make you never want to live again.

Today’s daily prompt is one of my most favorite ever.

 Which good memories are better — the recent and vivid ones, or those that time has covered in a sweet haze?

I think our life is made up of memories and what we always seem to say is based on our memories. I think that both memories, that the prompt refers too, are good. The recent and vivid ones make us happy and live the moment. They make us be joyful, giggle, laugh, and just be in a trance of utter amazement. Like a first kiss, marriage, having your first child, reading an amazing book, writing your first book, graduation, prom, getting baptized and so on. Those recent and vivid memories are the one’s that simply make you forget about the bad things you are going through.

But what about the one’s that time has covered,not in a sweet haze, but in a bitter and horrible haze? The one’s that make you hurt so bad and cry? Those are the memories that  no one ever wants to think about. The memories that make you be depressed and never want to wake up again. The memories of a divorce, a death of a loved one, someone who you trusted or loved turning their back on you, or the memory of having some sort of accident. The memories of never being accepted or just going through something horrible.

Those are the one’s that no one ever wants to think about. Not, even me. But I came to the conclusion that memories are there for a reason. They never leave your mind or fade away because in some way they have changed our life. Our mind creates memories to think about them and forgive and let go. I have gone through some things that have stayed in my mind and have become memories that hurt my heart when I think about them. But if I decide, if we choose, to stay in the past and think about everything bad that has happened to us then, what happens? We become depressed and sad. These memories are the one’s we have to let go. We can’t live in the past anymore. We have to grasp those vivid memories that have been recent or happened long ago but feel alive and move on.

In some way, all memories are good because they help us grow up and think about what we have done. But, we are the one’s who decide whether we let go or stay in the past. Memories are good and bad but they are part of our life. They are beautiful yet sad. They are happy yet horrible. In the end all we will have left is our memories and those last forever in our hearts. It’s up to us to choose whether we let go and remember or live our whole life in memories.

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Reached by Ally Condie (Review and being reached)

 Title: Reached

Author: Ally Condie

Rating: 3.5 out of 5 stars

Pages: 512

Date Published: November 13, 2012

Goodreads Summary: After leaving Society to desperately seek The Rising, and each other, Cassia and Ky have found what they were looking for, but at the cost of losing each other yet again. Cassia is assigned undercover in Central city, Ky outside the borders, an airship pilot with Indie. Xander is a medic, with a secret. All too soon, everything shifts again.


 Written on May 21st,2014

 3.5 stars

This will be a long review…lol

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Princess Leia

So I took a quiz that I found in Brin’s blog but it is originally here.  It’s a really fun quiz where it determines what kind of Princess you are. I found it fun and easy. I ended up being Princess Leia from Star Wars :D. That’s awesome. I dare you to take it!

If you do take it, let me know who you ended up being.

 

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Being Reborn Again

 In other words…I got baptized. Yes, I did!! And it feels wonderful. I’m Christian, not a religious person (there is a HUGE difference). I respect people and do not judge anybody. I follow God, pray, sing, dance, and read the Bible. I do not let church get in the way of my personal life. I also do things that are normal.

Anyways, I know that after accepting Christ as my savior I must also be baptized. Nobody forced me to do this. My parents or church members…I decided to do this. And it felt great. I was nervous but happy. This is a  great decision that I must take seriously. I will be reborn through Christ and my sins from the past will be erased.  Of course, sometimes I will fall but God will help me back up. I am determined to be a new person.

I never thought this day would come. After six weeks of classes it did come, and I will always remember May 18th, 2014. It was a great ceremony. Everybody congratulated me and I even received a certificate. I can’t describe the joy I feel and felt! My pastor was extremely happy and wonderful. I can’t wait for the things that will come :).


 

If you read my post about why May is awesome, then you will know that this event was included there. This whole weekend was awesome. My special prom, my dance event from school, and now my baptism. May has been the best so far :D.

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To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee (review and what a wonderful book!)

Title: To Kill a Mockingbird

Author: Harper Lee

Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

Pages: 346

Date Published: July 11, 1960

Goodreads Summary: The unforgettable novel of a childhood in a sleepy Southern town and the crisis of conscience that rocked it, To Kill A Mockingbird became both an instant bestseller and a critical success when it was first published in 1960. It went on to win the Pulitzer Prize in 1961 and was later made into an Academy Award-winning film, also a classic.

Compassionate, dramatic, and deeply moving, To Kill A Mockingbird takes readers to the roots of human behavior – to innocence and experience, kindness and cruelty, love and hatred, humor and pathos. Now with over 18 million copies in print and translated into forty languages, this regional story by a young Alabama woman claims universal appeal. Harper Lee always considered her book to be a simple love story. Today it is regarded as a masterpiece of American literature.


 

5 beautiful stars

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A Book The Reading Girl Surprisingly Likes

I’m currently reading the last book from the MATCHED series by Ally Condie. The covers are gorgeous and I like the original idea of these books.

The first book: I LOVED 4 out of 5 stars

The second book: I HATED 2 out of 5 stars :Boring as hell (took me 2 MONTHS!!! to read it) the ending was the only GREAT thing about it.

Third book: I surprisingly love it. Its great. I like all the characters and the writing. I just started reading it and I can’t put it down. So far its 3 stars out 5 for me…but I think it will go up.

 

 

  

I do recommend this series. It’s really cool. Even though the second book was boring, it needs to be read to understand everything.  Read the reviews, listen to ME…hehe… and you will like this whole series.

That’s all. I just wanted to state that I am surprisingly enjoying this last book of the MATCHED series. I thought it would be a big disappointment like the second book. But, I took the risk and I don’t regret it yet.

Can’t wait for the review 🙂

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But Life Goes On

 Isn’t that picture true? I mean if you want to add other words you are welcome to do so but for me those are the perfect words to use now.

  Shit happens. But life goes on. 🙂

I have a few ideas of what to post today….but I can’t seem to find the way to start them. SO much is happening in my life right now my brain is just not working properly. And this world we live in is so crazy and just WEIRD. Not weird in a good way (if there is such a thing) but weird in a bad way. All these things that are happening…you can’t even have the right of freedom of speech or kids not even respecting each other anymore.

I warn you that since my brain is not working this post will just be a rambling of words. Either way, I still had to post something ….


 

Well I’m really tired of all the shit that is happening and I just want a break…I feel tired and mad. But you know what? I have decided to just forget everything that is happening…things like a prediction of World War Three or kids my age who don’t give three hoots about anything but what shoes to wear, how their hair looks, or what girl is the hottest and has the biggest boobs or ass. And you know what I’m just tired of this world. Isn’t it supposed to be a safe place? Like I said, this post will not make sense…but if you get what I wrote in some way then congrats.

Just remember, shit happens and Life goes on. And maybe, something great will come out of all this madness. And it will :). I know it will.

Remember, if you haven’t had a great time look at the bright side and put your hope in something. God is my hope 😀


 

Well this is my confusing post of the day….a song that always makes me smile (its in Spanish) “Late mi Corazon”. My Heart Beats, is a song by this new Spanish Christian band called Montreal (which I happen to know them personally). They are 4 Argentinean siblings (except the drummer)  They are starting to be known here in Miami and they are great. They didn’t ask me to promote them or anything. I wanted to, because their songs are so inspirational. Like this one :D. If you can’t understand the lyrics I’ll explain it to you:

the band is singing that their heart beats when they hear about God. They can’t stop singing about God or speaking about him because they love him very much and they feel God’s love. They want to shout how God is salvation and they can’t stop. Enjoy the video!

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Writing Process (Nomination)

I was nominated to take part in a Writing Process Blog Tour by the lovely and sweet Stacily, who writes amazing posts, from a God Colored Girl In A Grey World. She is a very passionate writer of poems who writes based on her experience and from the heart.  On her blog you will find poetry and post based on her experiences about culture and spirituality. Please check out her blog. It is amazing and full of beautiful writing pieces that you will enjoy. I promise that you will not be disappointed :). Thanks Stacily, for nominating me. I am truly honored.

 

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This blog meme requires me to answer four questions about my writing process, and then nominate three other writers to do the same.

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Carla Dauden and her reasons to not assist the world cup in Brazil

I usually do not post about topics like these, but this caught my attention very much. You should watch it. Its only 6 minutes and it has Spanish subtitles.

 

 

You can visit Carla on her website:

 http://www.carladauden.com/

21 Signs You’re Suffering From A Book Hangover (I have had a few of those)

So I love this website called Buzfeed and someone found this article for me. I decided to share it with you guys but you can originally see it here. These are going to be some pretty awesome reasons 😀 and funny ones. I have gone through a book hangover so many times I can’t even count 😛 lol. Enjoy!!

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Audrey Reading

Just thought I would share this picture I found of Audrey Hepburn, my icon, reading. I think its very awesome and detailed. Enjoy! 🙂

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Quote of the Day: Ken Maclead

Quote of the Day: Ken Maclead

My Heart Flutters

I was in that summer camp that day

And my heart fluttered

Hi hair was brown and soft

His eyes were blue

His voice was what I liked best

Strong and deep

His smile was crooked but I loved it best that way

He was tall and amazing. The best guy I have ever met

All the girls thought he was wonderful, including me

But in the end he chose me… and I am glad he did

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In response to the daily post: He’s (She’s) So Fine

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Discussion: What The Reading Girl is Currently Reading (Good Books)

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I am currently reading three wonderful books. Below I will let you know what they each are about and my opinion.

1. The Lord of The Rings (50th anniversary edition) by J.R.R. Tolkien: Frodo Baggins knew the Ringwraiths were searching for him – and the Ring of Power he bore that would enable Sauron to destroy all that was good in Middle-earth. Now it was up to Frodo and his faithful servant Sam to carry the Ring to where it could be detroyed – in the very center of Sauron’s dark kingdom. (Summary for The Fellowship of the Ring)

My thoughts:  I have the 50th anniversary edition which is all the three books inside: The Fellowship of the Ring, The Two Towers, and The Return of the King.  Its 1,178 pages and I am still in the first book. But I love it. It’s so full of details and emotions. Its like if Hobbits and Elves actually did exist. LOVE=This book. More will come once I review this book. P.S. I can tell that Peter Jackson tried as hard as possible to make the movie accurately. And I LOVE the movies :).

2. Quien es el anticristo?(Who is the Antichrist?) by Mark Hitchcock: With the growing interest in the Antichrist these days, curiosity runs high for both Christians and unbelievers–with good reason. In books, movies, and even everyday conversation, so many ideas about who he is, what he will do, and the timing of his arrival abound that it’s difficult to separate biblical fact from human speculation.
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Transcendence by Shay Savage: ARC Book Review (Something Different)

 Title: Transcendence

  Author: Shay Savage

 Rating: 4 stars

 Pages: 312

 Date Published: February 14th, 2014

 Goodreads Summary:  It’s said that women and men are from two different planets when it comes to communication, but how can they overcome the obstacles of prehistoric times when one of them simply doesn’t have the ability to comprehend language?

Ehd’s a caveman living on his own in a harsh wilderness. He’s strong and intelligent, but completely alone. When he finds a beautiful young woman in his pit trap, it’s obvious to him that she is meant to be his mate. He doesn’t know where she came from; she’s wearing some pretty odd clothing, and she makes a lot of noises with her mouth that give him a headache. Still, he’s determined to fulfill his purpose in life – provide for her, protect her, and put a baby in her.

Elizabeth doesn’t know where she is or exactly how she got there. She’s confused and distressed by her predicament, and there’s a caveman hauling her back to his cavehome. She’s not at all interested in Ehd’s primitive advances, and she just can’t seem to get him to listen. No matter what she tries, getting her point across to this primitive, but beautiful, man is a constant – and often hilarious – struggle. 

With only each other for company, they must rely on one another to fight the dangers of the wild and prepare for the winter months. As they struggle to coexist, theirs becomes a love story that transcends language and time

 Quick Note: Step by Step I am reviewing books again. I received this as an ARC (Advanced Reader Copy) on February 8th and I really enjoyed this. My reviews are long, they usually are, but like always I added pictures and quotes. I hope you enjoy the review and read the book. It’s really good.

 4 amazing stars
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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 🙂

 

 

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:

Portrait - Painting - Women reading a letter on a couch

“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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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.

http://dailypost.wordpress.com/2014/04/02/prompt-land-of-confusion/

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To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee

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Currently Reading and enjoying it very much

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

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

Divergent by Veronica Roth

Currently Reading Divergent by Veronica Roth. AMAZING!!

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?

Perfect Chemistry’s effect and Hot Blonde Girl most used © The Reading Girl

“Some Infinities are bigger than other Infinities”

 “My thoughts are stars I cannot fathom into constellations.” 

 If you rapidly recognized that quote then you can obviously tell what this wonderful post will be about. If you didn’t, then you do not know what you have missed. The Fault in Our Stars will once again be praised in The Reading Girl. It’s a New York time Bestseller and one of the most beautiful and awesome books I have ever read! John Green wrote beautifully and created one of my most favorite book characters ever. This is the only book that I have read more than 5 stars and still makes me cry. In other words, I am a HUGE fan. This is the only book that is still in my mind and its the only book I am REALLY crazy about. The Fault in Our Stars was passed on to me by a friend and I have passed it on to my friends. In fact even some of my blogger friends have read it because of me, and they know who they are 🙂

Author:

  John Green’s first novel, Looking for Alaska, won the 2006 Michael L. Printz Award presented by the American Library Association. His second novel, An Abundance of Katherines, was a 2007 Michael L. Printz Award Honor Book and a finalist for the Los Angeles Times Book Prize. His next novel, Paper Towns, is a New York Times bestseller and won the Edgar Allen Poe Award for Best YA Mystery. In January 2012, his most recent novel, The Fault in Our Stars, was met with wide critical acclaim, unprecedented in Green’s career. The praise included rave reviews in Time Magazine and The New York Times, on NPR, and from award-winning author Markus Zusak. The book also topped the New York Times Children’s Paperback Bestseller list for several weeks. Green has also coauthored a book with David Levithan called Will Grayson, Will Grayson, published in 2010. The film rights for all his books, with the exception of Will Grayson Will Grayson, have been optioned to major Hollywood Studios.

In 2007, John and his brother Hank were the hosts of a popular internet blog, “Brotherhood 2.0,” where they discussed their lives, books and current events every day for a year except for weekends and holidays. They still keep a video blog, now called “The Vlog Brothers,” which can be found on the Nerdfighters website, or a direct link here. Green also has more than 1 million followers in Twitter! You can find him on his website.

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   Well today January 30th, 2014 I am proud to post that the first movie trailer came out yesterday! I was so giddy and happy! One of my friends texted me and sent me the video through youtube. I called her and we yelled and talked about the book and trailer for what seemed like hours. We were in the verge of tears and we just couldn’t believe it. You guys can read my review and find it on my Book Reviews section. I think I might write a new version of my review, I don’t know. Anyways, enjoy the trailer and movie poster!

What do you think? 

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The Fault in our Stars by John Green: Review

The Fault in our Stars by John Green: Review

 Title: The Fault in our Stars  Author: John Green  My Rating: 5 out of 5 stars  First Copyright Date: January 10th 2012  Publisher:  Dutton Books  Short Summary: Diagnosed with Stage IV thyroid cancer at 13, Hazel was prepared to die until, at 14, a medical miracle … Continue reading