We’re Back + Weekly (or 3 week) recap!

THIS IS THE MOMENT
TONIGHT IS THE NIGHT
WE’LL FIGHT TIL IT’S OVER

So we put our hands up like we finally postin’

Hey guys! Sorry for the impromptu hiatus… doing 3 major biology assingments in the span of two weeks is not healthy. Or good for your eating habits. Or sleep. #RIPWeekofsleep. Or your friendships. Luckily, Faith and my relationship can totally stumble but make it out intact over 3 weeks of biological torture.

This is scarily accurate…

But what’s important is that we are back! We’re also trying out a new way of doing things… motivation (or blackmail, but what’s the difference, really).

So I’d like to introduce our first ever weekly recap!
Since me and Faith read at different speeds, and review at different rates, we will post individual, weekly posts, summarizing what we have read in a week, and indicating what books we will review. We sometimes find we read books that are hard to review (the books that are neither good nor bad, but don’t really stand out either… you know what I’m talking about 😉 )

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Meme Mondays: The Chronicles of Narnia by C.S. Lewis

We’re back! And you ask, “What’s the theme for Meme Mondays this week?” This Monday we’re bringing The Chronicles of Narnia right to your front door!

(The front door to your wardrobe, we mean.)

Narnia: Prince Caspian… and well all the other Narnia movies too 🙂

When you’re creeping on/hiding FROM someone you know when you coincidentally see them at the store.

Lucy the Valiant

Edmund the Just

Susan the Gentle

Peter the Magnificent

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Book Review: Scrawl by Mark Shulman

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Scrawl by Mark Shulman

Genre: Contemporary, High School, Journal-type
Publishing Info: Published on September 14th 2010
by Roaring Brook Press
232 pgs

Book Summary:

Highschooler Tod Munn is a bully and he’s stuck in detention… writing in a notebook. WHY? Good question, I don’t really know. About what? Anything. At school he’s doing pretty alright (besides the bullying aspect, of course) but home is a bit of a different story. He bullies for sure but he’s also humourous. So, what is he going to write about now? We’ll see.

Click here for the Goodreads link!

  ” When I looked up and asked you, ‘What do you want me to write about’ you said, ‘About anything.’

About anything? Okay. Fine with me. You asked for it. I’ll write about this desk.

I hate this desk. It’s nothing but a slab of plastic connected to my chair by a flimsy metal rod… You know, if you put a lefty desk and a righty desk next to each other the right way, the desks really seem like they’re saying ‘I don’t care.’ They look about as bored and uninterested as the rest of us.”

“Here is my last good reason to stay in detention until even the stubby little yellow afterschool buses have taken the rich kids home from practice. It’s cold outside, and our house has broken windows.

  I don’t know where I want to be today. Not here, but not anywhere else either.”

~ Todd, pg 3-4 and pg 9


What was hey or nay about this book? 

Tod Munn’s narrating voice is just interesting to read about. I liked that even while his image is associated with a menacing scowl, he narrates his story quite comically at times and showed reluctance in writing at first which I liked. He’s creative and shows that everyone has multiple sides to them and their own reasons behind their actions.

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The Keep It Fresh Award: Fruit Doodles

Hey there!

These are our fruit doodles for our Keep It Fresh Award post. If you would like to use some of our banners and doodles for your own award post, feel free to copy and paste them from down below! (It’s quite a lengthy list so you’re welcome to scroll through until you find one you like. Of course you may also decide to make your own!)

We hope you like them & we would love to know if you have any favourites!

(Also, tell us if you can’t see these images. We’ll try to see if we can email them to you!)

[Disclaimer: These photos aren’t ours, we simply found images online that were labelled for reuse & modification and doodled on top of them!]


~ Doodles ~

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Meme Mondays: Paper Towns by John Green

For this week’s Meme Mondays (aka Moving Images Mondays but mainly GIFs as per usual) we decided to go with a fabulous book titled…

Paper Airplanes Spongy Towns 

“IT’s a pApEr toWn. PaPer hOuSes And PapEr pEopLe.” Right, Margo. Sorry ’bout that.

And Q is the one to help her.

The things they bought there seriously aren’t as weird as you think… it might just get WEIRDER. And greater in the revenge sense.

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The Creative Blogger Award!

Thanks to Giselle @ Hardwork Boulevard for nominating us; we really appreciate it! 🙂 Go and check out her great blog if you haven’t yet! Once again, we’ve actually been nominated about a month ago but as you may know, Sarah was on vacay so we are now back with the responses!

Rules:

  • Thank the person who nominated you and include a link to their blog.
  • Share 5 facts about yourself.
  • Nominate some bloggers in return and notify them about their nomination.
  • Keep the rules in your post to make it easy for everyone to know what to do.

5 FACTS ABOUT US

1. Faith and Sarah actually only met 2 years ago, but hit it off almost instantly.

F: Not without me being creeped out a bit first about Sarah… So not friends at first sight?

S: SORRY. I didn’t mean to be socially awkward ~ my first time making new friends.

F: Wow, talk about only having fictional characters as friends.

S: OR the same classmates for the past 5 years

F: Anyways we were basically pretty good friends pretty quick.

2. We both are junior editors for our school newspaper this year! Even though we aren’t perfect (psh perfect… name me one actually perfect human being S: MARISSA MEYER) writers, we’re going improve a lot more from this experience! WOOT!

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Book Review: Eleanor & Park

Eleanor & Park

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By Rainbow Rowell

328 pgs

Publishing Info: On February 26th, 2013 by St. Martin’s Press

Genre: YA contemporary, romance

Book Summary: Eleanor: She doesn’t fit in but she finds her seat in a school bus full of strangers next to Park. Park: He’s not exactly like the other kids either. But when they’re together, they’re absolutely awkward, adorable, and dorky… Awkdorkable. It’s a story of growing friendships and just being sixteen.

“Eleanor was right. She never looked nice. She looked like art, and art wasn’t supposed to look nice; it was supposed to make you feel something.”


What was great or meh about the book?

I’m going to start off again by saying that this book is really genuine. And I really can’t believe that I’ve never read this book before. Now normally I’m not a super romance Fangirl but this book was different because it made you feel a lot more and you grow Attatchments to the characters; Rainbow Rowell just makes it hard for you to Carry On. (OK fine, upon request I’ll stop the book title puns… S: Yes Faith, thanks)

This book feels really genuine. We’ve established that. From the emotions to the music that goes with it, it’s like a peephole into the awkdorable lives of the two misfits Eleanor and Park. (S: Isn’t it Adorkable? F: Well I guess it can be “awkdorkable”… awkward, adorable, and dorky. That’s basically all of it right there.)

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Faith’s August TBR

Hello and Happy August! 

I hope you’re all having a pretty great/alright month so far! We haven’t been posting lately and this next week will be pretty busy too but we promise to get back on it soon after! (We’re super sorry and we’ll try our best to make up for it) We’re a week into the month which is slightly late but I thought that I’d still share some of my TBRs!

I’m a pretty slow reader because I like to take my time to really absorb all the details but I guess we’ll see how I do this month. Do you read at the speed of light or what? Tell us all about it! I mean you can have a reading routine and we won’t judge. Anyways, there’s a bunch of fantastical books to read and this is actually my first shared TBR list so here we go! 🙂

205601371. An Ember in the Ashes by Sabaa Tahir

Yes, I personally still haven’t picked this book up. I’ve heard TONS about it and they’re basically nothing but good reviews. The thing about super hyped books (which we all know about) is that when it’s finally into your hands you can’t wait to read it and when you finally do, you feel somewhat… disappointed. Nevertheless, I hope that this won’t be the case because I’m still super excited to start it!

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2. The Infinite Sea by Rick Yancy 

I read The 5th Wave (Book #1) a few months ago after I heard about it and I mean, it was alright. I heard that there’s going to be a movie coming out for The 5th Wave in 2016 so to be honest it made me a bit more interested in reading it. So I’m going to read the sequel probably some time soon. I think the book cover for The Infinite Sea would look great as a movie poster and personally the feel of the books and cover reminds me of The Maze Runner for some reason too.

248176263. Go Set a Watchman by Harper Lee

Most everyone had to read To Kill a Mockingbird at school, right? So when I did read it, I liked it way more than I expected and I especially loved all the wise sayings from Atticus. When I heard that the sequel was coming out this summer, like anyone I was really intrigued. However after reading some reviews, there were some pretty mixed feelings about the book… I guess I’ll find out for myself what has become of grown up Scout! (The ham costume in TKAM though… I found that funny for some reason. Am I the only one? Probably. :P)

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4. Extraordinary Means by Robyn Schneider

As you may know I finished The Beginning of Everything last month and so I wanted to pick this book up. To be honest though, it sounds quite predictable at some points since it’s another one of these “hospitalized-ish teens” books but I don’t know, I might enjoy it. Or not. Time will tell… actually I guess I will tell… you. I also can’t help but like these types of covers with the doodle-y type font and things.

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5. Ghosting by Edith Pattou

I picked this book up at the library after flipping through it thinking that it seems interesting because well, it’s written in free verse and multiple POVs which I just really like. Sometimes with certain free verses the lines seem choppy because they’re cut off at odd places and it doesn’t give you the same flow but it also highlights certain words and phrases. I guess I’m going to be reading this sometime soon as well!


I hoped you enjoyed seeing my relatively short TBR list for this month. Have any of you read these books before? Any other books you would recommend to us? Tell us about it! Like I said, I’m a slow reader so I’m going to try my best to finish these books this month but I’m really excited.

Thanks for sticking around and remember to keep smiling!

Thought of the day: That moment when you can’t stop smiling because of books. 😀