In Review // October


Posting:

Your favorites: || i walk a little of both worlds || // October ~ November ~ December

My favorites: Merrick's OOTD // A Very Musical Blog Party, Day 3: A Theatre Character to Defend

My favorites from other blogs: Dear Young Me, // Sometimes "Running Late" Isn't Just "Rude and Selfish"

Reading:


Paper Towns by John Green. It's my first John Green book, and may I say he seems to be a phenomenal writer. I remember I first got interested in Paper Towns when I saw the trailer for the movie, but I never got around to either a) seeing the movie or b) reading the book. A couple of weeks ago, however, I was at Barnes and Noble, stocking up on books for my vacation, and when I saw it, I remembered oh yeah, I kinda wanted to read this book, so I got it. I read it almost all in one sitting, and it was pretty good. I adored the first half - it was ultra fast-paced and engaging - but the second half just draggggggged. Does anyone have any other John Green books they'd especially recommend? I'm interested in trying some more.

Watching:

Nothing Much to Do. It's a PHENOMENAL webseries in the form of vlogs that's a modern-day adaption of one of my favorite of Shakespeare plays. Don't worry - even though you'll probably find it funnier if you've read or seen Much Ado About Nothing, you'll still understand it and love it if you haven't. Here's the first episode (it's pretty boring but trust me it gets better.):


And here's my favorite one (SHERLOCK FANS I COMMAND THEE TO WATCH THIS):


Laughing at:


Well, that's all for today. What have you been doing this month? Comment below :)

Namarië,
Ellie

P.S. - What do you guys think of the new blog design? I'm pretty proud of the header, if I do say so myself, but I'm not sure if the background goes with it or if the design isn't too blah - all neutrals and not a lot of color.

10 comments:

  1. ELLIE. YOUR BLOG DESIGN. SO MUCH PERFECTION I CAN'T.

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  2. We watched Nothing Much to Do in 6th grade as an intro to Shakespeare.

    PAPER TOWNS. I loved that book to death. (Part two did kinda drag) And the movie. My friend, Sam and her sister and my friend [kinda now] Gabby and her sister and her sister's friend and my sister all went to see it on the day it came out. The endings a bit different though.

    I suggest An Abundance of Kathleens. I would not suggest Looking For Alaska- It dragged on when it should have ended half way through. The Fault in our Stars was pretty good too.

    This month I've been... studying. And doing homework. And reading. I'm trying to read 300 books this year and I'm on book 240-something.

    I think the color pallet is simple which isn't a bad thing, although a pop of color may be nice.

    ~Emily

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    1. Huh. I wasn't too fond of the book ending - it felt like a really big let-down from a super climactic build-up.
      Okay, good to know. If TFIOS too mushy? I like romance when it's tastefully done, but not "BOY MEETS GIRL THEY FALL IN LOVE HERE'S ALL THE ROMANTIC THINGS THEY SAID TO EACH OTHER". I may have to try AAOK.
      Ugh that sucks. You'll get there, I'm sure!
      MY THOUGHTS EXACTLY. But where would I put the color though??? I don't want it to clash with the muted tone of the rest of the design.

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  3. BLOG DESIGN AHH PERF.

    I haven't read Papertowns but it's at the top of my TBR.

    I love these kinds of posts, for some reason they're so interesting to me :P

    ~Noor

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    1. THANK YOU SO SO MUCH LOVE :D
      I'd really recommend it.
      Same! Even though they're kind of a "typical" personal blog post, everyone still puts their own interesting spins on them.

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  4. THE BLOG DESIGN IS PERFECT ELLIE A+ 10/10.
    Paper Towns YES. I just love it, but I agree with you about the ending. As much as I loved Margo I wish she died or moved on before they got to her, it would have been so much more interesting (but sad) instead of "oh hi yep we've just traveled across the country in one day cool nice to see you" and then the soppy love scene.
    As far as recommendations go, Looking For Alaska's good but it should have really ended halfway through, Will Grayson, Will Grayson is probably the next best, if not better than Paper Towns. An Abundance is all right, but I wouldn't bother with TFIOS if I was you.
    Charlotte

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    1. THANK YOU SO MUCH LOVE.
      I. K. R?!?! I wish she'd meant for them to find her and that more happened than she and Q just having a small talk and then everyone going their separate ways.
      Okay, thanks!

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  5. YESSSSS THE BLOG DESIGN IS SO GOOD. It looks great.
    And the Sherlock thing is amazing I love it so much!

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    1. THANK YOU SO MUCH YOU JUST MADE MY DAYYYYYYYY. (even though you told me you like it already but there you have it. it's just best friend power.)
      IKR!!!!!!

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