Firstly, I've put the lovely Simkins on pause for now as I've been desperate to read The Fault in Our Stars since Christmas. Secondly, I can't get my head around the fact that February is here! And thirdly, I have started watching Game of Thrones. Yes my friends, I've entered that whirlpool of lust and horror. And Harry Lloyd. *giggles*
Sorry. I really shouldn't fangirl. Dear God, that'd just.. no.
ANYWAY BACK TO THE FAULT IN OUR STARS. Oh my goodness, I'm only on 134 and I've already sobbed about a billion times from adorableness and ..augh... I can't describe how beautifully written it is. Older people reading this may think
'OH BUT YOU HAVEN'T READ DICKENS'
'OH BUT YOU HAVEN'T READ SHAKESPEARE'
'OH BUT YOU HAVEN'T READ THE BIBLE'
OHHH BUT YOU, yes YOU, CAN HOLD THE FREAKING PHONE.
Welll pfft EACH TO THEIR OWN. More young people will be reading modern literature. We can't always enjoy reading things that are xyz years in our past. My parents' nag at me from time to time, insisting that I read some of these dead writers, which I will. Probably... Inevitably I will reach the end of my current reading list and return to some writers who I started reading but never finished purely from being of an age where I just wasn't taken by that particular story/ies for one reason or another.
That probably made no sense, I can no longer justify my writing with intelligent literary terms and vocabulary which make me sound sane. Conclusion: I'm insane. And odd. And mad.
"I'm not mad; my reality is just different to yours." - Cheshire Cat.
The good thing I think about The Fault in Our Stars, coming from someone who's only just starting to read more, is that it's an easy book to get into. You know with some books it'll describe the scenery for 10 pages and then the narrator will put in a snippet of dialogue, before returning to the description of a very green landscape. Why don't they just do that? Spare us this over-detailed observation of countryside and just put it out there clear as day "IT'S VERY GREEN". Maybe that's just my irreverent humour, but I quite like it when narrator's are slightly blunt and matter-of-fact; mild satire - yes, I likey. Anyway, I know I haven't actually read the WHOLE BOOK, but I am getting there and I felt I had to write something about it because I can't handle the amount of emotions here. Green focuses more on the people and what they feel. the emotions created and exchanged and the relationships. It's very human for a book. You feel so attatched to the characters that you get emotionally involved.
I believe that hearts are for books and guts are for everything else. Books round you as a person; creating such drastic changes in you in such short spaces of time, that it appears entirely improbable for any living human to do so. Books, fiction or non fiction, have such a beautiful impact on us. Sometimes you can love a book more than anything else - the pumping feeling you get in your chest, the banging of your heart against your true ribs that only you can hear in your head, that, that is a feeling well spent if spent on a book. (However if you feel that for someone, that's good too. You've probably got some terribly repressed passionate urges there if you feel that for a human - good for you if so!)
End of philosophical booky rant. I probably really, really over romanticised that but oh well, we sometimes do that, us humans, to cleanse our minds of romantic waffle.
Apart from over thinking and failing to make fires from scratch, I have begun to spend my days being as productive as possible. This commonly consists of writing to various radio stations who aren't insisting that I "need" to be studying a media related course, occasionally volunteering and offering my services as a chatty and smiley human being, and reading. Additional activities include yoga, wrestling with self pity and jotting down ideas every other minute for vlogs/short films.
Breaking NEWS: Running like a madman willingly through the rain while listening to Just One Yesterday by Fall Out Boy, may deceive you slightly into thinking that you're an invincible protagonist of a cinematic thriller, valiantly and wildly sprinting away from imaginary zombies/pirates/world domination seeking aliens - all the while wearing bearly there Sainsbury's leggings and sporting the panda eyed look.
Experiment carried out at 9.50pm the evening of the 31st January 2014. I'm not at all freezing my tits off ...(waaaaaaaaaa)
Products of the Month
(Left to right)
Suddenly by Madame Glamour // £3.50 LIDL
The Righteous Butter // £10.50 Soap and Glory, Boots
Mr Punch Soap // varies, Lush
Oh yeah and Happy Chinese New Year. My family and I celebrated this by eating vast amounts of Chinese produce and exchanging fortunes in light of who we thought would benefit, well to be frank inspire, that person. What they'd do with it would be up to them. Hezzah.
I would write more but I don't think any of you are still reading. Thank you if you are though. Much appreciated.
Ta ta lunatics. <3 (SEE YOU ALL IN FEBRUARY)
Ta ta lunatics. <3 (SEE YOU ALL IN FEBRUARY)