Sunday, 17 August 2014

Sunday Post #54


The Sunday Post is a weekly meme hosted by Kimba the Caffeinated Book Reviewer ~ It’s a chance to share news~ A post to recap the past week on your blog (we modified it to include some more stuff), showcase books and things we have received and share news about what is coming up on our blog for the week ahead. 

The universe hates me. Thursday is my blogging day where I write my reviews and try to fit as much blogging as I can. And oh boy do I need to catch up on reviews, but instead I ended up in hospital for about 4 hours on a Thursday due to my right lung sucking and not letting me breathe properly. I also have "severe muscle tension" on my right shoulder blade which basically wouldn't allow me to stand up or do anything without crying out in pain. So yeah. But I'm better now, I can breathe again which is all good! 

Currently Reading
Before I Die by Jenny Downham 
Before I Die

What Happened 



So I am still looking for someone to help me run the blog and make it pretty if you or you know of someone that is awesome enough to help email me on tangledinpages (at ) gmail (dot) com

Saturday, 16 August 2014

Mini Reviews: Fault and Thinspo by Amy Ellis

Fault by Amy  EllisFault by Amy Ellis


This is a phenomenal, remarkable, amazing novel. I… I couldn’t think straight after I read this. It was so extraordinary; it was so moving and powerful!
The story follows a teenage girl called Liz and her bestfriend who can get her to a lot of parties. One night she gets roofied and raped. The story is told in haunting verses about how Liz loses her friends, how she is blamed for what happened to her and how she tries to get her life back on track.
I can’t describe how amazing this was, it was a very moving and beautiful short novel. It tackled the problem of rape victims being blamed and at fault for what happened to them in a very poetic and moving way. 

Thinspo by Amy Ellis
Thinspo

I don’t know why I expected this book to be something other than what the title suggests. This short written in blog format and text messages by the main character Jenni who is an average girl graduating high school keeping a blog about her teenage life. Jenni is a pro-ana / pro- mia blogger who documents her struggles with her eating disorder, she keeps track of her weight, calories and what her parents make her eat. When Jenni’s best friend Carly discovers her blog everything turns into chaos for Jenni. Until she discovers Dani another pro- ana blogger suffering from an eating disorder.
This was rather hard to read, for someone that actually went through something similar thank goodness it was never as serious as Jennis eating disorder it was a massive eye opener. At first it made me actually identify with the pro-ana/ pro-mia bloggers which scared me as it’s not something I wish to revisit but as the story unfolded I realised just how selfish Jenni was as a character, and just how stupid she was for what she was putting her family through; I wanted to shake her and scream at her.
I don’t want to really go into this as it’s a rather touchy subject, but the novel was superb and the way it was written was really  original. I’m falling more and more in love with Amy’s writing and her stories. 


Tuesday, 12 August 2014

RIP Robin Williams

This great man has shaped my childhood and when I found out that he has passed today it was like a big kick in the face. He managed to make everyone laugh even though he was struggling himself and to me he is the biggest hero that ever lived and I'm so glad I was able to                                              enjoy his movies as a child. 

robin williams, quotes, sayings, madness, deep

Sunday, 10 August 2014

Sunday Post #53


The Sunday Post is a weekly meme hosted by Kimba the Caffeinated Book Reviewer ~ It’s a chance to share news~ A post to recap the past week on your blog (we modified it to include some more stuff), showcase books and things we have received and share news about what is coming up on our blog for the week ahead. 

So this week has been hectic with work. Yay for money but nay for no time for reading or the blog :( 
I cut my hair short and it's so strange! It was halfway down my back and now it's just over my shoulders so strange, I also decided to get my next tattoo and it's going to be a little lotus flower on my shoulder :D:D 

Currently Reading

Bone Jack by Sara Crowe 
Bone Jack


What Happened 


There was a girl that was meant to contribute to the blog to help me out as it's hard to keep up with everything as you guys must have noticed... But unfortunately she messaged me today saying she can't do it :( 
So I am still looking for someone to help me run the blog and make it pretty if you or you know of someone that is awesome enough to help email me on tangledinpages (at ) gmail (dot) com

Saturday, 9 August 2014

Story Time With Paulina

I'm a big poop and I've been busy recently and I couldn't form any nice words to review any of the amazing books I've read recently. But you guys are in for a treat when you read my thoughts about them. 

So instead of writing reviews I decided it would be better for me to spend my time writing these stories of my recent bad dates... I don't know why I thought it would be a better idea than doing what I'm supposed to do on the blog but I'm going with it. 

I'm a very picky person when it comes to guys, like seriously! So I don't usually get boyfriends or date someone for very long as I usually get bored of the person (it's terrible I know) 
Anyway. 
A few months ago I went on a date with this guy; lets call him Joe as that is his name. We texted basically every single second we could, I actually stopped reading just to reply to him! CRAZY!!! Everything was going great and then we met up. He picked me up from the trainstation and didn't bother to greet me or be polite but instead he started shouting at the driver in front of him. Great first impression. So I thought I might as well let this go as it could have just been nerves or something. We went to get food and as we sat down I asked about his uni and how it's going so he decided to tell me about all the girls he managed to sleep that he met there. I mean who does that?! Not only did I have to sit through him talking about all the girls he managed to lure into his bedroom I had to sit through an hours talk about how drunk he gets and what he gets up to! Some of the stories were funny I admit but not once did he ask anything about me, and I'm a very interesting person! So again I decided to let this go as I just blamed the nerves and his cocky attitude on this. Everything went okay after this we watched a movie and he kissed me and made me laugh and actually cared about something other than himself. However this didn't last very long, on the way to dropping me off, me, his date, a girl he was meant to be impressing in hopes of seeing her again.
 HE DECIDED TO CHECK OTHER GIRLS OUT IN FRONT OF ME!! As in literally turned his head to me and said that the girl running was really hot and he would totally bang her. I didn't respond; I just stared at him in disbelief. 
You might be asking yourself if that was the only time he did this in front of me. Oh no. About 3 minutes later he decided to tell me what his perfect girl looks like to him (blonde, thin, tall and beautiful) so basically not me; then he pointed to a girl who resembled his description and said something like her. 

So as you can gather that was not a pleasant day and I'm sad I wasted my time texting him but now I have a stupid story to tell people. 




I hope this sort of makes up for me lacking in the blogging department. Is it too much to ask that I find a guy who likes to read and won't check out girls in front of me? 
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