Favourite ReReads

If you live in a snow country like me, you know that sometimes on a cold night there is literally nothing better than curling up in some blankets with a book. Whether it’s hardcopy or on your phone like me, it’s the best thing ever. Also my most common way to procrastinate. Sometimes the best thing to do at these times is find a good book to reread. Here’s my list of books I go to the most for rereads. Continue reading “Favourite ReReads”

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02/01/2017

I was fake crying telling Roxanne she didn’t love me because she was trying to exorcise demons from my room (she’s been binge watching Supernatural, so blame it on that…plus my light was flickering in my bedroom). And to console me she reached over and grabbed my wrist and my phone proceeded to go off with the most cheerful ding ever. It was exactly on the moment too, not missing a beat, just, Roxanne grabs my wrist and boom, ding from my phone.

Best real-life movie moment ever.

Side note: I am noticing a trend in Roxanne always being involved in these moments…

01/20/2017

Quick explanation. So I have a math assessment to do for IB right now and I chose to study the times tables in ways I don’t feel like explaining. This meant I was testing my classmates privately and timing them.
My close friend Roxanne was doing the test. Roxanne’s first language is french and she uses a technique in french while doing the times tables. That meant she was mumbling numbers under her breath in french while trying to go as fast as possible at the same time. Now that’s funny enough. Either way, I know french so I was slightly following along, noting the technique and how it works. Then suddenly in the most vicious and angry voice “Motherfucker!”

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And because it’s a test I have to be quiet while timing her. So now I’m sitting there trying not to laugh and just ended up laughing my ass off for a good five minutes once she was finished.

I don’t know if I explained it well, but peoples, just picture it in your head. This petite adorable Roxanne sitting in front of me mumbling in french then suddenly, BOOM. Motherfucker. And she just continues. Mumbles in french again.

I Know Why The Caged Bird Sings – Maya Angelou

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This was not the book I expected to put here I have got to admit.
I began reading this initially as a challenge to take a deeper look at some non-fiction. Never finished it because I am far too distractible. Low and behold, this semester for english, it was one of the books we were going to be reading. In fact I just finished writing my in-class essay about it today. Talk about painful.

Either way. I have to admit. I did not like the book all that much after finishing it. I don’t know why, most likely because it’s an autobiography and fiction is much more my way in terms of books. But…then class time came around and thankfully there’s a pretty great group put together for that class. We’re IB so we tend to put effort in. So when it came down to it, the discussions we had were what made this into a much more profound book. It was as though the first read through I was only scratching the surface. This was definitely a book that required a lot more critical thinking than I otherwise use. Beyond a doubt, that’s necessary to have and be able to do.

So when it comes down to it. I shared a lot of the same ideas with Angelou in this book, and the journey of her childhood was depicted wonderfully by her and I will remember the messages she reveals to the reader for a long time to come.

Just what ever you do, don’t get me started on how some schools ban this book. Because holy fucked up is all I can say without going on a rant about it. That post may come, you never know.

Anyways, that’s this Friday’s favourite!

Have you read this book already? Was it something you enjoyed or not so much? Share your thoughts!

Until next time,

Shayla

Reading A Book By Its Cover

Age old saying that for some reason people relate to other people. I do not get why. Oh yea, that’s right because it doesn’t work with books.

I mean, guys you can tell me not to read a book by its cover all you want, but when I go into Chapters, it will be the first thing that catches my eye sweet heart. Too bad so sad, it is a basic part of being human, we go to what attracts are attention. I have certain kinds of books that do that really well for me and caught me like none other when I first found them. Usually, I can get a pretty sweet read out of it too.

For example: 13084206_1046260402133408_917569392_n Continue reading “Reading A Book By Its Cover”

Book Quotes and Scenes

Throne of Glass

by Sarah J. Maas

I will never get enough of this series. Here is a beautiful scene that will hopefully lure you in to read it, so I can rant with more people. It just sums these two characters up beyond anything else.

“She moaned into her pillow. “Go away. I feel like dying.”
“No fair maiden should die alone,” he said, putting a hand on hers. “Shall I read to you in your final moments? What story would you like?”
She snatched her hand back. “How about the story of the idiotic prince who won’t leave the assassin alone?” Continue reading “Book Quotes and Scenes”