This is my first Sunday Funday, but I’ve been reading a few of them for a couple of weeks now. I first discovered it over at Stefani’s blog, but it was originally created by Cristina :D Let’s get started!
Nothing unusual has been going on in “normal” life, lol. Last Sunday I did make an Instagram account, though, so that was pretty unusual for me. I’ve also been really into the Subway pastrami sandwiches. SO GOOD. And so filling.
I’ve also been really into hair dye! Heheh, yes. A little while ago (maybe a month ago?) I dyed my hair blue, which was the first unnatural color I’d dyed my hair. I used a light blue first, and then I went over it a day after with a darker, more-vibrant blue. Now it’s just green (go figure xD), but I still love the splash of color it brings.
Life in Books:
I had a pretty darn good week in books if I do say so myself! I was aware of BookTubeathon, which ended on Sunday, but I was kind of being lazy and thought of joining in at the last minute, but ended up not. For one thing, I literally just got out of the worst reading slump ever, and I didn’t want to do anything that might make that happen again. Forcing myself to read as much as possible isn’t exactly going to make books land on my good side. It would have ended up a big, stressful mess. But—congrats to all of those who did participate! Tell me what you read!
As for what I read this week, let me tell you:
I finished Sophie’s World by Jostein Gaarder, which is a huge weight off my shoulders. If you didn’t know, I’ve been reading this book since last October (read from: 10/7/13 – 7/18/14), which is shameful, but hey, I was being forced to read a book I didn’t like. What can you expect? XD
I then read Demonglass by Rachel Hawkins (read from: 7/17 – 7/19), which was freaking AMAZING. Like, go read this book if you haven’t. It was great. I already ordered the next book from my library, but sadly, I have to wait for someone else to read it before me D:
I also just finished Inexcusable by Chris Lynch (read from: 7/19 – 7/21), which I, unfortunately did not enjoy. People agree that it would be a good companion to Laurie Halse Anderson’s Speak, which I really liked (Kristen Stewart was great in that movie :O).
I’m not going to put up a full review of this book, mainly because I didn’t really take enough notes to put together a substantial review. I will tell you literally the only thing I liked about Inexcusable: the thought style highly impersonated that of Holden Caulfield, my favorite sulker and main character of The Catcher in the Rye. That was literally the first thing I thought of when I started reading this book.
Inexcusable offered me the very first chance to use my TBR wineglass! I’m really trying to get through those books that I keep buying. The next book I chose was Frostbite by Richelle Mead, and I’m quite eager to start this book because I’m loving Richelle Mead right now :D
Aside from that, I started rereading Twilight… I was very bored. And that book can be somewhat addictive. I don’t know what it is. Maybe it’s because it’s so easy to read. Simple plot, simple writing style, and it’s (for me) calming. I DON’T KNOW.
Now… I’m going to reveal a secret… you may laugh. I recently picked up this book at the library. I was curious, okay?! *shies away as I reveal the book*
The title of this book is so freaking long. Rebels: City of Indra, The Story of Lex and Livia. O_o
But, yes, I’m attempting to read this. And I’ve already found several Legend comparisons (yes, Marie Lu’s Legend), and I’m not really enjoying it. I wish I hadn’t heard who the “authors” were, then maybe I could go into this with a clear mind. Gahh.
I also am participating in my library’s Summer Reading Program, which started in early June, but unfortunately, I was going through slumpiness. But I’ve read and reviewed five books already, so I get a prize! Last year I got free books, so my fingers are crossed,
though that’s not exactly helping Project Finish the Books You Hoard.
(My life in books last week was really long!)
And last but not least, I went to Barnes & Noble and picked up a bunch of, uh… chapter samplers and sneak peaks… *covers face with hands* I’m not even a sampler person. So why did I pick up these free samplers? Well, there were a few authors I recognized. I got a Young Elites sneak peak, which is the first book in Marie Lu’s new series that I’m super excited about :D Also, Ally Condie has a new book coming out!!! As in Matched Ally Condie! Look:The chapter samplers/sneak peaks are pretty darn generous! They’re pretty thick for samplers.
Life in Music:
I had a pretty awesome music week! I got the chance to go to Hot Topic, one of the awesomest (
I just made that a word) stores on the planet :D I got some band merch, and shirts were buy one, get one half-off, so I was a happy camper! Here are the shirts I got:
I also discovered a song with lyrics that I think are just amazing. Just so beautiful and it’s a really touching song, I think. It’s called Free Now by Sleeping With Sirens. Here’s a lyric from the song:
“I wrote this song for my mother
I wrote this song for our father
So hopefully we can come together
And hopefully make things a little better.”
The message in this song is amazing, and I love it.
Another lyric-y thing that I discovered this week, though I think this also should be in my Life in Books section, is that I found these interesting lyrics:
“They’re gonna clean up your looks
With all the lies in the books
To make a citizen out of you
Because they sleep with a gun
And keep an eye on you, son
So they can watch all the things you do.” -My Chemical Romance, “Teenagers”
This song really reminds me of that Twilight Zone episode (one of the newish ones that aired years ago), where that family moved to the gated community because their teenage daughter was getting out of control, and they pretty much stripped her of her tattoos and her CDs and her hair dye and everything and I LOVED THAT EPISODE. I also loved the episode with Jessica Simpson and the creepy Barbie dolls O_o
But more importantly, these lyrics reminded me of… dystopian worlds. Think about it… Now let it sink in…
Are you mind blown? XD
And that was my week in review! It came out to be much longer than I’d anticipated, so if you made it this far, you get a cookie! If you skimmed, you still get a cookie :D Withholding cookies is a horrible thing to do >.<
What was your week like? Let me know in the comments, or link me to your Sunday Fundays, if you participated. I’d love to know!