Tuesday, 30 June 2015

The Realization

Dear Readers. 

I just realized. That today is July st. And that means that it is... Camp NaNoWriMo. And I forgot... All about it... How...? 
I am at home today. Sick. And unable to function, like speak, and breathe. Literally can not breathe. This is why I am skipping a day of course. It is only two(?) more days to the school holidays, where I can relax slightly, and try to start over. That was when I remembered that I should be writing today. Which I think is a good thing. Cause I have not written anything in a very long time. And I need to do something on this story. So it looks like I am starting today. 

It has taken me a long time to come to terms with this story. Maybe just because it is so personal. And also the fact that a lot of people really want to read it, due to the short pieces I have shared on it. I have let everything get to my head, in turn, making me forget about the story it self. 
Over the last couple of months though, I have come up with the solution to the problem, on how to write this story. All I need to do is write it. I need to stop thinking about it, and simply write it. It's really not that hard. 

 I lay there on the field.

This story is about to extraordinary teens who are brought together from very different backgrounds and circumstances. But intern learn that that can not stop them from fight through the battle of life. They learn that friendship is important. And that both life and death a factor of living. 

So over the course of this month. I am going to try my best to write this story. Even if is is sooo bad. It is only the first draft and can be changed later. I don't really know what I where I was going with this post. But my challenge for you this month, is to try your best with your project, and also to encourage someone else with their project. 


Sunday, 21 June 2015

Falling Into Place || Book Review

Hey Guys!

Time to do another book review. This time I will be reviewing Falling into Place by Amy Zhang. Small fact: Amy is a teen author and published this book her debut novel Falling into Place at the age of 18! So go there we go for all you young aspiring authors. It has been done. 

My friend T.A.Christensen recommended this book to me. Mostly cause we had both been reading books on the same subject for a while. So it was a bit of a toss back and forth to the whole genre.
She told me that is was pretty good and that I should read it. Mostly so we could have our book talk on it. (It seems to be a thing going with us. Talking about books.)

On the day Liz Emerson tries to die, they had reviewed Newton’s laws of motion in physics class. Then, after school, she put them into practice by running her Mercedes off the road. 

Why? Why did Liz Emerson decide that the world would be better off without her? Why did she give up? Vividly told by an unexpected and surprising narrator, this heartbreaking and nonlinear novel pieces together the short and devastating life of Meridian High’s most popular junior girl. Mass, acceleration, momentum, force—Liz didn’t understand it in physics, and even as her Mercedes hurtles toward the tree, she doesn’t understand it now. How do we impact one another? How do our actions reverberate? What does it mean to be a friend? To love someone? To be a daughter? Or a mother? Is life truly more than cause and effect? Amy Zhang’s haunting and universal story will appeal to fans of Lauren Oliver, Gayle Forman, and Jay Asher.

This book is told in a different perspective. And I am not going to say who by. Cause it is better you find out for yourself. But it really keeps you guessing with the narration. Personally I really liked the writing. It was smooth and poetic. My favorite kind of narrations. And very close to heart, cause I find my own writing is rather poetic. 

I noticed something with this book and the last book. And probably another couple of books. Is that physics seem to play a big role in death. Or anything to do on the subject. I am starting to wonder, why physics? But as I think about it. Even though I have never properly studied the science. It is what makes things tick. Energy and force. And  the more I look at it. The more beautiful it seems to me. And I never really cared much about science. And never did Liz Emerson. 

So on the topic of Liz Emerson. She is very different to any character I have ever read about. She is a bit of a bitch.  After briefly reading a couple of reviews on goodreads. I learned a little bit more on what other people seemed to think about Liz. And that was, they all hated her. But I didn't. 
You see. As you will learn. Liz did some pretty horrible things. She was horrible. 
But what people seem to not see was. Even though she was the person that destroyed peoples lives. The kind of person who drew people to throw them selves of bridges and such. She knew that she was a bad person. She knew what she had done, and what it did to people. And she knew that she could not turn back the clock and change those things. That is why she decided to kill herself. She hated herself. 
Liz had a way of channeling her pain. And I think we all do.

One of the things I liked about this book, was you got to know the characters around Liz. All about her best friends; Julia and Kennie. And Liam. And a sea of other characters. You got to see how Liz had both good and bad impacts on them all.
What really stood out to me with this book was. You really don't know what is going on down bellow in someone. No matter who they are. Everyone is fighting a battle. And %9.9999999999 of the time, you will not be able to see on the outside. And fun fact, most people will shove their pain so far down where no one can see it, not even themselves.

I liked each chapter had a random event. Nothing was in order. It would go years before the "accident" to minute before her "accident" to the present time. It was kind of everywhere. But I loved it how it all tied together at the end. Every thing Fell into place.

I did cry while reading this. Even worse. In the early stages of reading the book, I was in the library on my break. And I felt the water works... So I just covered my face with my hands and sobbed a bit. A bit awkward... But you gotta do these things. Especially when FEELS are that strong.

I give this book stars!!! I really liked this book. I thought it was very beautiful. And I enjoyed it. It kept me guessing, and I really didn't know till right at the end,what was going to happen. 


Thursday, 11 June 2015

Liebster Award | Infinity Dreams Award

Hey Readers

I come to you all with a tag!!!  And I am working on a post about Gabriel. So Opal over at Opal Swirls tagged me for this :))) THANK YOU!


Thank & link to the blogger how tagged you,
Answer the 11 questions,
Nominate (11) bloggers, and ask them 11 questions.

What do you miss about your childhood?

This is a good question. I think it would the being young and free. There was not a care in the world. We were oblivious to all the problems around us. That is what I miss.

Lots of friends or a few good friends? 

Only a few good friends. I'm not all that good at making then keeping friends. I mean, people want to be my friend. But I try and keep it to a small amount, I like it that way.

Winter evenings or Summer mornings? 

Summer morning. Cause it is still crisp. But you can walk outside in the fresh air.

Coast or inland? 

I have always liked the coast for some reason. 

Where and what would your dream house be like? 

I would have a big woods out the back. A pine wood. I would want it to be old, with a basement and an attic. And a room with bookshelves on the walls. And secret trap doors....

Do you tend to organise or leave mess? 

My desk at my course is very organized. My room will get really messy. But that is cause I don't have time half the time in order to clean. But I love having things in place.

What sort of music do you like? 

I am not sure what the genre is called. But things like Of Monsters and Men, Daughter, Lorde, Broods, and piano pieces. 

Do you have any pets? 

We have a cat. But she is not mine. 

Do you live in the country or city?

In the country.  

Do you play an instrument? If so, what? 

I play the piano! :) I need to do some more practice. Cause I haven't played in a while. 

Would you like to visit New Zealand someday? 

I am born and bred in New Zealand. But I can still answer this question. I would like to go to the south island. I have not been there yet.

My Questions:

Favorite color?
Favorite sound?
How long have you been blogging?
Do you have lots of stuff on your bedroom wall? Or do you like it clear?
What is your comfort food?
If your life was being made into a movie, who would you cast to play you?
What kind of computer do you use?
Summer or Winter?
What fantasy world would you most like to visit?
One thing that will make you smile?
You are running away, and you are only aloud to take five things with you. What would you take?

I am not going to be able to tag 11 bloggers. But I will tag the ones I know.

T.A.Christensen | Adriana Gabriel | Brett Michael Orr | Briana Mae Morgan | + anyone else :)))

Friday, 5 June 2015

Cry Room Scene || Snippet

Hey Readers. 
I have been wanting to share this with you for a while. A week or two ago when my laptop was not working, I had been getting a rush of ideas for my story. I was using my tablet to go through my stories pinterest board. And I came upon a picture I had pinned a while back. Of a door, with the words "cry room" So I decided to write a scene for this picture. And I posted it to my Instergram, then to my Facebook. And Instantly I got loads of wonderful feed back from people. So here is the scene from How to be Invisible and Rule the World. 

He places his arm over my shoulder to support me. My legs are not strong enough. We are laughing. Our voices carrying down the cold empty halls of this particular ward. At some point we are going to get told off. Though I don't know why someone would be told off for laughing in a hospital. I see it as very therapeutic. My feet are cold against the hard flooring, and I can hear our footsteps. It makes me think of things. Memories come in unclear, confusing flashbacks.
I notice a door all of a sudden. Many of the doors have formal names, and numbers. But this one simply says 'cry room.' Gabe notices it too. I try the handle. And It opens. There is nothing but silence coming from inside. "Shhh" I say smiling at him. We step through and sit down on the seats lined against one of the walls. The silence is so loud, it starts to hurt my head. It's dark, but I can make out the lonely walls, and other chairs. That is when I realized I have said nothing. He is looking into space. I lean my head against his shoulder, a tear rolls down my face, then another. The I am crying. And he is holding me. I'm crying for everything I destroyed. -By Rachel Day

Thursday, 4 June 2015

Book Review || My Heart and Other Black Holes

Hey readers.

I'm here with you today, with a book review. I just finished reading, My Heart and Other Black Holes by Jasmine Warga And it was.... amazing. This might be a long review/talk. I just have a lot to say about this book.

This book has been on my TBR for a long time. I think I heard about it through GoodReads. But I'm not %100 sure where I heard of it. But once I read the synopsis, I had been on the edge of my seat to read it.

GoodReads description of it:  Sixteen-year-old physics nerd Aysel is obsessed with plotting her own death. With a mother who can barely look at her without wincing, classmates who whisper behind her back, and a father whose violent crime rocked her small town, Aysel is ready to turn her potential energy into nothingness.

There’s only one problem: she’s not sure she has the courage to do it alone. But once she discovers a website with a section called Suicide Partners, Aysel’s convinced she’s found her solution: a teen boy with the username FrozenRobot (aka Roman) who’s haunted by a family tragedy is looking for a partner. 

Even though Aysel and Roman have nothing in common, they slowly start to fill in each other’s broken lives. But as their suicide pact becomes more concrete, Aysel begins to question whether she really wants to go through with it. Ultimately, she must choose between wanting to die or trying to convince Roman to live so they can discover the potential of their energy together. Except that Roman may not be so easy to convince.