things life is too short for:
- hating yourself
- pretending to laugh at “jokes” that are actually just bigoted statements
- not singing along to your favorite songs
- waiting hours to text someone back just to look cool
- bad coffee
- bad books
- mean people
- body shaming
- letting other people dictate your life
- larry’s storyline
I used to make fun of plankton for being in a relationship with his computer but now look at me
It feels like I’m not on as much, sorry :(
Anyway I just got back from visiting my great-aunt in Nantou. We went to Sun Moon Lake and I got to take a lot of great pictures. The nature and scenery in Taiwan is amazing. I’m back at my grandparent’s house, and I don’t really know what the plan is but I think my grandma’s going to take my sister and I shopping for some clothes and shoes later on this week.
If you’re interested I’m posting way more on my instagram than tumblr right now (@jessiemh_), so you can follow me there. I usually follow back just make sure you message me your username so I know where you’re coming from! :)
it takes confidence to accept happiness
i don’t know where home is
No I’m going back to veganism. I’m just doing whatever I have to do right now
first time in a while that I wore civilized people clothes
youre so fucking cute wut
So I’ve been in Taiwan for over a week.
Yup so that’s that. Hope all your summers are going well x
I don’t think I enjoyed this as much as I would have had I been ten or maybe twelve at the latest. The problem, for me at least, was how convenient multiple events were, some of the characters’ behaviors, and how rushed and anticlimactic the overall mystery was. This is a children’s novel however, and I shouldn’t have expected to be “mind-blown”. It’s just when you experience series like Harry Potter and Percy Jackson (that are considered children’s books), you kind of forget that not all books and series are created equally.
In the City of Ember, about 241 year ago the “Builders” created an underground city to protect the human population and ensure its continuation. They left a box with instructions for the citizens of the new city to open and use when the time was safe to do so. These instructions would lead the people of Ember out from underground and back to open air, where presumably the world threatening event would have passed and the human population could carry on with their lives. It gets tricky now; each mayor of the city was supposed to protect the box and pass it down to their successor. The seventh mayor however, became ill and weak, and in hopes of saving himself, he attempts to open the box. This apparently weakens him (he only manages to dent the box) and he dies before he can pass its information down to the next mayor. Eventually when the timer goes off and the box unlocks, the information that hadn’t been passed isn’t used, and no one realizes its time to get out. Ember continues and its supplies start to run out and the city begins to deteriorate. The book essentially follows two kids, Lina and Doon, and their attempt to save its citizens and find a way out of Ember.
It’s a very interesting plot, but the story just didn’t unfold in a way someone my age could appreciate (I’m speaking for myself of course; there are obviously exceptions and different opinions). Because most of my concerns contain spoilers, I’m going to be discussing the majority of this review under a read more tab below.
Overall, this is an okay book for children. Personally, I’d recommend something more fast paced, adventurous, and meaningful; i.e. The Giver, Harry Potter, Percy Jackson, or maybe The Chronicles of Narnia (I haven’t read this one in awhile). It was not a complete disaster though; DuPrau has a great writing style that’s very easy to follow, and nice to have when you just want a quick and easy read. Nay for me, but definitely let your kids try the book out (my younger brother loved it).
I’m sweating cause this dudes game shits on mine
GOD FUCKING DAMMIT
not only is this line impossible to pull off but I think my friends hate me
Honestly, one of the best contemporary novels I’ve come across in a long time. Here’s a novel that deals with heavy issues (bullying, death, abuse, suicide, depression, and etc.) but makes its message universal to everyone. Age, gender, race…we have all been there where someone or…
everyone just wants to control me
sometimes just being there is enough