PRIDE & PREJUDICE

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Pride and Prejudice
by Jane Austen
Barnes & Noble | March 14, 2011
First Published: January 28, 1813
       Jane Austen's witty comedy of manners-one of the most popular novels of all time-tells the story of Mr and Mrs Bennet's five unmarried daughters after the rich and eligible Mr Bingley and his status-conscious friend, Mr Darcy, have moved into their neighbourhood. "It is a truth universally acknowledged, that a single man in possession of a good fortune must be in want of a wife." So begins the novel, that features splendidly civilized sparring between the proud Mr. Darcy and the prejudiced Elizabeth Bennet as they play out their spirited courtship in a series of eighteenth-century drawing-room intrigues.

HATE COMMENTS?!?! | THE POST YOU NEVER ASKED FOR

This is somewhat related to the book I DNF-ed recently. So, I DNF-ed Lord of the Flies. (I'm not reading this for school whatsoever. I read this on my leisure, along with Pride & Prejudice.) I wasn't very thrilled by Lord of the Flies and I don't think I'm the only one. I was reading the book outside and an English teacher sparked a conversation with me. It went somewhat like this:

"You reading that for school or free time?"
Free time
"Oh, I read this book and didn't quite like it."
*nods profusely in agreement*
"It's one of those highly praised book... important themes... allegory...I didn't like it; it was boring. But here, I'll give you some book recommendations!"
YAY!

There are people that love this book and that's great/fine! But, you shouldn't judge people for not liking it. It's incredibly rude-people can have opinions after all! I saw a GREAT one star review for this book and I saw the comments... This user was way out of line. He/She/whatever pronouns was really rude and racist. I understand that debates are perfectly normal, but this guy was acting just like Donald Trump-fussing over stupid things. The user was insulting the reviewer. It's really not necessary... (This is all on Goodreads, btw)

I had to be not-so-honest with my review because I was afraid of "the mob." I even stated that in my review. I was genuinely concerned for what may ensue, so I didn't express my opinions freely.

One of my favorite reviewers, Khanh, is "notorious" for writing the most honest and AMAZING reviews. She goes in depth with her analyses and I trust her opinions-first person I consult when I want to read something. Again, a person decides to comment, You clearly don't appreciate fine literature. (I'm typing this with disdain and a snooty British accent.) Totally unnecessary comment.

I know, this post is a bit hypocritical because I'm talking smack about these users, but this-people telling me I'm dumb, or something-has happened twice. It's getting personal.

I reviewed this book and I said it was unoriginal, unimaginative, predictable, and I didn't like it. This die-hard fan of the indie novel called me out on my excessive use of profanity and tried to justify the beauty of the book. Girl... it's a YA novel, not the goddamn Bible. (bet Raven the drag queen is really proud of me) It's great that she loved the book and it's great that I hated the book!
MEEEEEEEEEEE!!!!!!!!
Another wonderful scenario was when I reviewed a ROMANCE novel. Again, a ROMANCE novel... I said the romance was really fictionalized, as romance novels do, and borderlined rapey/creepy. (This happened on my blog and I've deleted the comment, so don't worry or go looking.) She said, You clearly don't understand love. Something about how I don't know shit about romance, I don't remember. I know I'm a potato that's going to be forever alone, thank you SO MUCH for reminding me something I already know!

I love comments, but those are just awful. I remember reading those comments and feeling anger and sadness. I'm expressing my opinions, something I'm entitled to do and you can too, just do it less rudely and consider who you're directing the comment at. After all, I'm a teenager with hormones everywhere/a person with feelings.

You can belittle me for my inadequate grammar and punctuation usage, but please don't come for/clock me, or other reviewers, for our opinions. It's REALLY not worth "picking on" a teenager or any other person. You don't want me to bring out my bag of choice swear words.
I had fun writing this post. It's nice to let it all out. If you had similar things happen to you, I would LOVE to read it and just rant with you! Comment below and stir the pot with me! Let's be bitter together.

IN THE WICK OF TIME INTERVIEW

I had the honor of interviewing Kaylan, the owner of In the Wick of Time. I came across this store on Instagram and I fell in love with the candles. Gorgeous packaging and super creative candles! (I think I'm biased because I love candles). Check out her website and etsy store to purchase candles or candle melts. You should also follow her on: InstagramTwitter, Facebook and Pinterest for updates on new items and really pretty pictures. Now, for the interview...

NOT-YOUR-MAMA'S GRAPHIC NOVELS


Saga (Volumes #1-6)
by Brian K. Vaughan & Fiona Staples (Artist)
Image Comics | October 23, 2012
I recommend this with a passion!  
        When two soldiers, Marko and Alana, from opposite sides of a never-ending galactic war fall in love, they risk everything to bring a fragile new life into a dangerous old universe.
 It's a 4.5 because I wasn't thrilled with the plot direction, but it's great nonetheless. I can't stop forcing this book unto people and saying it's great, really.

PLEASANTLY SURPRISED | AM I MAAS "TRASH" NOW?!



A Court of Thorns and Roses (ACOTAR #1)
by Sarah J. Mass
Bloomsbury USA Childrens | May 5, 2015
(oh look, my birthday)
      She stole a life. Now she must pay with her heart.
      When nineteen-year-old huntress Feyre kills a wolf in the woods, a beast-like creature arrives to demand retribution. Dragged to a treacherous magical land she knows about only from legends, Feyre discovers that her captor is not an animal, but Tamlin-one of the lethal, immortal faeries who once ruled their world. 
      As she dwells on his estate, her feelings for Tamlin transform from icy hostility into a fiery passion that burns through every lie and warning she's been told about the beautiful, dangerous world of the Fae. But an ancient, wicked shadow over the faerie lands is growing, and Feyre must find a way to stop it . . . or doom Tamlin-and his world-forever.

POSSIBLY THE BEST COHO BOOK EVER



It Ends with Us
by Colleen Hoover
Atria Books | August 2, 2016
DON'T READ SYNOPSIS! Best to go in blind.
        Lily hasn’t always had it easy, but that’s never stopped her from working hard for the life she wants. She’s come a long way from the small town in Maine where she grew up-she graduated from college, moved to Boston, and started her own business. So when she feels a spark with a gorgeous neurosurgeon named Ryle Kincaid, everything in Lily’s life suddenly seems almost too good to be true.
        Ryle is assertive, stubborn, maybe even a little arrogant. He’s also sensitive, brilliant, and has a total soft spot for Lily. And the way he looks in scrubs certainly doesn’t hurt. Lily can’t get him out of her head. But Ryle’s complete aversion to relationships is disturbing. Even as Lily finds herself becoming the exception to his “no dating” rule, she can’t help but wonder what made him that way in the first place.
        As questions about her new relationship overwhelm her, so do thoughts of Atlas Corrigan-her first love and a link to the past she left behind. He was her kindred spirit, her protector. When Atlas suddenly reappears, everything Lily has built with Ryle is threatened.

MY FIRST GRAPHIC NOVEL REVIEW | GORGEOUS



Monstress (Single Issues #1-6)
by Marjorie M. Liu & Sana Takeda (illustrator)
Image Comics | November 4, 2015
       Steampunk meets Kaiju-Japanese genre involving monsters [attacking cities]-in this original fantasy epic for mature readers.
       As young Maika risks everything to control her psychic link with a monster of tremendous power, placing her in the center of a devastating war between human and otherworldly forces.
Overall Rating:
 

WHAT KIND OF READER ARE YOU? | NARUTO EDITION

I made the decision to rewatch every episode of Naruto. Wish me luck because it's gonna take a while. Watching it gives me so much nostalgia. It sucks that I know what's going to happen, but it's so nice to meet the characters again. For example: I never realized how much I hated Sakura, how the first season is mostly about Sasuke, and how HILARIOUS Guy & Lee are. If you never watched or read Naruto, I think you should because the manga ended and it's a great series. If you don't know what Naruto is, then talk to the hand, 'cos the face ain't listening.

So, which Naruto character resembles your reading personality?

MUSIC MONDAYS: GLASS ANIMALS

ABOUT:
Glass Animals is an Oxford-based band consisting of members Dave Bayley, Drew MacFarlane, Edmund Irwin-Singer, and Joe Seaward.
Childhood friends since the age of 14, they formed the group once they finished school. While they were still at university they released their debut EP, Leaflings, in 2012. They captured the attention of acclaimed producer Paul Epworth, who signed them to his label Wolf Tone in 2013 and released the Glass Animals EP, which included the single "Black Mambo." In 2014, the band released their debut album Zaba, which they blended electronics with indie guitar music and was produced by both frontman Bayley and Epworth.

The very first song I ever listened to by this band was Gooey. (I listened to the song while watching the weird music video). Right from the start, the title grabs your attention because it's weird and kind of throws you off. The song is great and weird. It's very breath-y and light. There's a light twinkling/bell sound in the background too. It's funky, psychedelic and just GREAT. You just want to sway to the rhythm.
Their overall sound is psychedelic and slightly, and I mean slightly, tribal. All their songs make you want to move. When I heard the first song Flip on ZABA (DELUXE) ALBUM, I immediately thought of the ocean/water because it starts off with something that sounds like a big bubble bursting in water. Their music just transports you to a dream-like place.

You should also check out their song from their, yet to be released, album entitled How to Be Human.