August Favorites + Autumn Playlist

Summer vacation is coming to a close for me, and I start school again in less than a week!  I’m excited and motivated, and I hope I can keep hold of this motivation for the duration of the school year.

This month I really enjoyed the anime Black Butler and binged through its two seasons in about a week.  It was such a funny show, and I don’t usually turn to anime when I want to watch something, but I had a strong urge to find an anime to watch, and I’m glad I did!

I also celebrated my birthday this month, and my present was a new iPod touch to replace my old fourth generation iPod.  I can’t believe I used that on the daily for almost four years and was so excited about the improvements made to the new iPod touch.  I also got a really pretty case to go with it <3

Another favorite was my birthday brunch at Red Lobster, which was amazing.  Here’s a picture of what I got!


For me, back to school equals autumn, even though it’s still summery and warm.  It has cooled down a bit, and I’m so excited for cooler weather.  I made a playlist of music I’ve been liking this month for the upcoming season, which you can check out here on Spotify!

My last favorites are the camera on my iPod and my mom’s garden, where flowers are finally blossoming after an impatient two-month wait.


That’s everything I have for today! :) I’ll talk to you again in my next post!


Belated Blogoversary

August 2nd was my third blogoversary here on WordPress!  Why is this post late?  I made a scheduling error that I hadn’t noticed until recently >.<  Nevertheless, happy late blogoversary to my blog! :D  It was a thrill to receive the anniversary notification. I’ve had my blog since August 2, 2012, and I’ve changed a lot since then (hopefully in good ways!). Despite my absence for half of 2015, thank you for sticking with me <3 I’ve also just noticed that I’m only a few followers away from 400, which is insane!

So, thanks again, guys!  You’re all incredible! :D

New Favorites 2

Hey everyone!  In the beginning of July I made part 1 of this post talking about my favorite music and TV shows, just to update you on what I’ve been liking.  Eventually I’ll probably start doing a monthly favorites posts, but for now, this post is about my favorite movies and YouTubers.


I don’t watch movies often, so I’ll only have a few for this category.  I really loved Silver Linings Playbook, starring Jennifer Lawrence and Bradley Cooper.  It’s probably on my list of favorite movies.  It came out a few years ago, but I saw it a couple months ago.  For some reason I find this movie really relaxing, and I’ve rewatched it a few times, too!

Another movie I saw recently that I loved was Stuck In Love.  It had a few actors I was familiar with, like Lily Collins and Logan Lerman.  It’s an indie movie, so I wasn’t expecting to like it, but whoa.  That was a good movie.  It used to be on Netflix, but it was recently removed :(


I watch YouTube on a daily basis, and I’ve come to discover a lot of YouTubers that I enjoy watching.  What draws me to a YouTuber is more their personality and less their content, though I’m interested in what they talk about.  So here are some of my favorites:

  • ADoseofBuckley: He uploads angry rants about music, pop culture, and other news. I think I discovered him by his Worst Songs of 20?? videos.  He’s humorous but informative, and I love the tidy way he puts together his videos.
  • BreeAnn Barbie: She makes videos about beauty, piercings, and she also uploads vlogs from time to time.  I found her because I was in desperate need of assistance when I got my first piercing almost a year ago!  I love her personality, which always shines through in every video.
  • Marques Brownlee: Otherwise known as MKBHD, he makes videos about tech.  Phones, cameras, and computers are his expertise.  I really love watching his videos, though I know pretty much nothing about tech (though I have picked up some of the lingo), other than how to use some of it xD

Those are just a couple that I watch regularly.

Anyway, let me know your favorite movies, or if you watch the same YouTubers as me! :D



Thoughts On The 100 VidCon Panel (2015)

Possible spoilers down below for season 2 of The 100 and of the VidCon panel.  If you haven’t watched the panel yet and would like to, click here!

Last night I watched the season 2 finale of the CW’s series, The 100.  I really enjoy watching this show, I love the characters, and of course, I love shipping them. 

Immediately after I finished the episode, I hurried to Tumblr to read other people’s thoughts and feels about the show before going to YouTube to watch some interviews with the cast and the 2015 VidCon panel for the show.  I have to say, I was kind of disappointed.  I usually don’t pay attention to the opinions of the actors in my favorite shows, because I don’t want their opinions to have an effect on my opinions, but I was excited to have finished the second season, so I watched it anyway.

Although the actors all gave in depth, thorough answers to all questions they were asked, it surprised me that they were having trouble remembering details about the show.  It was also surprising and disappointing that Marie Avgeropoulos, who plays Octavia, didn’t talk much, but I also noticed that none of the questions were really directed at her either. 

I’m anxious to know if Bellarke will eventually become a couple in future seasons, especially due to the negative reactions I saw when they were asked questions regarding the ship.  I’m kind of second guessing whether or not I ship Bellarke anymore.

I enjoyed Lindsey Morgan and Ricky Whittle the most–they were so funny together! 

Those are some of my thoughts on the panel, but I’d love to know what you think of the show, and if you watched the panel, let me know your thoughts on that too :D


New Favorites 1

Because I’ve been gone for a few months, I decided it would be a good idea to update you guys on my new favorite music, movies and TV shows, YouTubers, etc.  I’ll have another post regarding movies and YouTubers, since it’s already going to be pretty lengthy.  Any books I’ve read have pretty much been rereads, so I don’t have any new favorites in that category, but I started reading The Unbecoming of Mara Dyer by Michelle Hodkin, which a lot of people thought was amazing, so hopefully I like it!


Spotify is still my favorite app for listening to music, and I use it every day, whether I’m trying to go to sleep, on Tumblr, doing the dishes—I always use Spotify.  So the discovery of artists who are new to me was inevitable.  First, I’ve really been enjoying classic rock lately.  Some of my favorites are “Too Late For Love” by Def Leppard, “Still Loving You” by Scorpions, and “Don’t Look Back” by Boston.  Those are pretty popular, so you’ve probably heard them too!

Other artists I’ve been loving recently are The Smiths, Lana Del Rey, Marina and the Diamonds, and Elliott Smith.  My favorite songs by them are “Half A Person” (The Smiths), “Old Money” (Lana Del Rey), “Better Than That” (Marina and the Diamonds), and “Between The Bars” (Elliott Smith).  I actually discovered that song in a movie, which I’ll talk about in part two of this post :D

TV Shows 

A few months ago, my family decided to get Netflix again, and let’s face it: I’m obsessed with Netflix, you’re obsessed with Netflix.  We’re all obsessed with Netflix.  Here are some shows I’ve been into:

  • Everybody Loves Raymond — I’m in love with this show.  I’m almost done with season 7, and it’s just a really cute show to watch.  My favorite character is probably Robert, because, despite his quirks, he seems like the only normal one in the family XD
  • Melissa & Joey — I used to love this show, and when I saw it was on Netflix, I flipped out.  I had to catch up on season 3, and part of season 4 is up, but I think I want to wait for when they put up all the episodes before I start watching season 4 <3
  • Sherlock — I actually didn’t watch Sherlock on Netflix, but I have rewatched some of the episodes (and I convinced my mom to watch them with me!).  This show is really fun and suspenseful.
  • The 100 — I started this show around the time the first episode premiered, but I wasn’t feeling it, but I started watching it again and it’s fantastic!  Season 2 needs to go up already! D:
  • Supernatural — I never thought I’d see the day when I would be watching SPN.  I have to admit, it was nothing that I thought it would be.  The plot is fantastic, and asdfghjkl.  I’m on season 6 and have taken a little break from it, but I’m definitely going to get back into it.  I guess I just don’t like season 6 Sam >.>
  • Pretty Little Liars — Let’s just say I’ve been sucked into a lot of the major TV fandoms.  Thank you, Netflix.  But seriously, PLL is great.  I used to watch it, but I kind of lost track.  The characters were annoying, the plot was stressful, but I’ve decided to give it another chance.  Plus, I hadn’t ever seen season 1, so that’s where I’m at.

An honorary mention goes to the show Friends, but I only watch it occasionally, when I’m feeling down or if I’m bored with everything else I watch xD

That’s all for this post!  Feel free to let me know your favorites, and leave me Netflix recommendations! :D


Where Have I Been?

I seemed to have dropped off the face of the earth a few months ago and disappeared from the blogosphere completely!

School was really tough this year; I had a lot more homework than I did last year, and I wasn’t able to keep up with reading, blogging, and reading other people’s blogs.  For a while I really wanted to blog, but I had no inspiration and didn’t want to publish any halfhearted posts, so I decided to stay away until school was out.

Now I have more time on my hands, and I’m ready to bring blogging back into my life.  I’ve missed interacting with all of the people I follow, but I’m excited to visit your blogs to see what I’ve missed :D

Until then,
littleonion ;)

Book Review: Isla and the Happily Ever After by Stephanie Perkins

islaTitle: Isla and the Happily Ever After

Series: Anna and the French Kiss, #3

Author: Stephanie Perkins

Summary: Love ignites in the City That Never Sleeps, but can it last?

Hopeless romantic Isla has had a crush on introspective cartoonist Josh since their first year at the School of America in Paris. And after a chance encounter in Manhattan over the summer, romance might be closer than Isla imagined. But as they begin their senior year back in France, Isla and Josh are forced to confront the challenges every young couple must face, including family drama, uncertainty about their college futures, and the very real possibility of being apart.

Featuring cameos from fan-favorites Anna, Étienne, Lola, and Cricket, this sweet and sexy story of true love—set against the stunning backdrops of New York City, Paris, and Barcelona—is a swoonworthy conclusion to Stephanie Perkins’s beloved series.


Hello, all!  I feel like it’s been a million years!  But, I’m happy to be back with a new review, my first review of the year!  This is actually the first book that I’ve finished this year (aside from rereading The Perks of Being a Wallflower).  I’m also reading this other book called The Physics of Immortality, but that isn’t exactly a book for “light reading.”

Isla and the Happily Ever After has been sitting on my shelves since August, even though I already knew I’d love it.  Stephanie Perkins’ books are perfection on paper.  The third and final book in this trilogy focuses on Isla and Josh, who was a prominent character in Anna and the French Kiss.  He definitely had a bigger role to play in this book.

In Isla, we got to see a lot of Josh that I don’t remember seeing in the first book.  We also get to know about who he is in general a lot more, since he’s one of the main characters.  He was so sweet and perfect and ugh.  *Mentally adds him to my never-ending list of book boyfriends*

Isla was… meh.  She got really annoying toward the end of the book.  I felt there was a lot of unnecessary drama that she created.  I could kind of relate to her, though.  I’m not really sure how to feel about her.  Again, meh.

I LOVED Kurt.  I was sad to see that Anna kind of pushed him aside once Josh came into the picture.  I’m glad Kurt was able to find the Right Way (*nudge nudge, wink wink*), though.  I just wish that Isla had made more friends instead of focusing all of her attention on Josh only.

This book was so exciting, though.  I read it in two sittings, and I don’t know why I had the motivation to pick it up, considering I haven’t done something like that in a long time.  I feel so spontaneous xD

Of course, we had cameos from Anna, St. Clair, Lola, and Cricket, which was amazing.  Unfortunately, they were talked about more than they actually were there.

5/5 stars to this beauty!  I love, love, loved this book.  I only had a few problems with it, but I’m letting them slide.  Overall, this series was fantastic.  I think Anna was my favorite, then Isla, then Lola.

What did you think of this series?  Are you thinking about picking it up?  Let me know!