Reading Between the Lines
I'm an aspiring journalist and author. My life revolves around Harry Potter, Star Wars, The Lord of the Rings, baking, theatre, music, reading, tea and everything vintage. Talk to me about anything, I'm here for you always.
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October To-Do List

I’ve decided I need to start holding myself accountable for all I “plan” on doing. And what better way to do that than to share with you all my goals for the month so I can be sure to make them happen. I tossed back and forth the idea of listing my weekly goals, but decided that week-by-week, they’d probably end up looking the same and would start sounding redundant.

I realize October is already…

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RIP Naniji, Week in Review (16)

RIP Naniji, Week in Review (16)

Weekinreview

Off the Page
(A.K.A. my non-blogging life)

What’s been happening in my life?
This week has been a little sad for my family. We found out last weekend that my grandma had a stroke and since then she hadn’t been able to swallow anything. She went a few days without any food or much water, but we finally put an IV in a few days ago to give her fluids. But the doctor said there’s really not much…

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Is the Book Always Better Than the Movie?

Is the Book Always Better Than the Movie?

And that, my dears, is the age old question: Can a movie really do the book justice? Can it beat it? Or does it tend to always fall short in the book lover’s/movie-goer’s eyes?

There are a handful of movies out there that I wish had just stayed as books, for various reasons. Whether the casting was all wrong, the pace of the movie off, the effects terrible, or it didn’t follow the book at…

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Top 10 Books That Were Hard for Me to Read

TopTenTuesday1

For today’s list, The Broke and the Bookishwant to know which books we’ve read that have been hard to get through. Luckily, I’m super emotional and feel way too much, so there are lots of books that have made it difficult for me to read (whether that’s because of the subject matter, the characters, the plot, etc. Sometimes these books were hard because it was just too powerful, and sometimes…

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You know you’ve gotten lucky when you spend the entire car ride home talking about a government funded program that sends future children out to Mars to recolonize in harmony without the experiences, biases, etc. of those on Earth. Yes, we actually planned out the entire thing seriously.
Future sci fi novel? Could be.

Reflect Upon Friday

“Things never happen the same way twice.” —C.S. Lewis I came across this quote this morning as I was eating breakfast and it couldn’t have come at a better time.

Reflect Upon Friday

“Things never happen the same way twice.” —C.S. Lewis I came across this quote this morning as I was eating breakfast and it couldn’t have come at a better time.

If I Stay: Book Review

If I Stay: Book Review

Book Review #48: If I Stay

Author: Gayle Forman

Genre: Young Adult, Contemporary

Source: Gift

Synopsis:

Just listen, Adam says with a voice that sounds like shrapnel.

I open my eyes wide now.
I sit up as much as I can.
And I listen.

Stay, he says.

Choices. Seventeen-year-old Mia is faced with some tough ones: Stay true to her first love—music—even if it means losing her boyfriend and leaving her…

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Top 7 Books on My Fall Reading List

Top 7 Books on My Fall Reading List

TopTenTuesday1Good morning! Yesterday was officially the first day of fall; however, it was a beautiful 26 degrees in Calgary so I didn’t want to quite believe it. As much as I love this season (and NOT because of pumpkin spice lattes, because they are gross…or anything artificially pumpkin flavoured really), I just honestly don’t want to give summer up. I’m going to miss the hot weather and casual ways that…

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Sometimes you’re in the dark for so long
that you don’t even notice that the lights
are back on
and I didn’t realize how happy I was
until my best friend pointed it out
and I could’ve sworn I was bleeding
last night
but the scars are all 4 months faded
and my mouth tastes more like you
and less like metal
and maybe I’ve come back to life
and maybe I never died like I thought I did
(via extrasad)
Week in Review (15)

Week in Review ( )

Weekinreview

Off the Page
(A.K.A. my non-blogging life)

What’s been happening in my life?
I actually don’t know where to begin guys. It feels like ages since I’ve last given you a full update on my life and what all has gone on this past summer. And I honestly don’t know if this the right medium to explain. Maybe, if you’re curious and/or get confused with random names that pop up in my posts from here on…

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Tomorrow http://wp.me/s224ot-tomorrow

“If you had started doing anything two weeks ago, by today you would have been two weeks better at it.”

Tomorrow http://wp.me/s224ot-tomorrow

“If you had started doing anything two weeks ago, by today you would have been two weeks better at it.”

Top 10 Authors I’ve Only Read One Book from but NEED to Read More

Top 10 Authors I’ve Only Read One Book from but NEED to Read More

I have this terrible habit of picking up a book from a new (or new to me) author, reading it, loving it, thinking to myself “OH MY GOD I have read more of his/her books” … and then not. So today I will pay homage to those poor authors because The Broke and the Bookish is making me, and you can all hold me accountable to reading more of their books. Okay?

John Green
I have read The Fault in Our…

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Maybe it’s because I look at everything as a lesson, or because I don’t want to walk around angry, or maybe it’s because I finally understand. There are things we don’t want to happen but have to accept, things we don’t want to know but have to learn, and people we can’t live without but have to let go. Jennifer “JJ” Jareau (via earthstranger)

samandriel:

If I was an author, I’d go into bookstores and find the shelf with my books, randomly sign one, and put it back on the shelf to be sold. 


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