"it must be exhausting to be you."
“I’ve given everyone I know a good reason to go. I’m surprised you stuck around”
All Alright (Fun.)
So I don’t often do story recs…
because I feel like in order to recommend a story to somebody, you have to really know them personally. Not to make sure that they will like the story—it is my belief that people should branch out into reading new kinds and types of literature all the time—but to make sure that they aren’t wasted on the story. That they can appreciate it.
This stems from both the fact that I become incredibly self-conscious when I recommend anything to anyone, because now they know that I like it and approve of it and I feel like they will judge me if they don’t, and also because I don’t want them to read it unless I feel they will be able to appreciate it.
This story is one I discovered years ago, Freshman year of high school, and it really helped shaped the current me in a number of ways. I would describe it or review it, but there are no words I can say that quite do it justice. Therefore I will say only that it is about a nameless, jaded teenage girl in her junior year of high school that is so average in every way that she feels like tearing her hair out. She writes sardonic poetry and leaves it in library books. One day, somebody writes back.
Most of the story is just about her school life. This is one of those stories whose magic is delivered not by the plot, but by each individual sentences. It’s such a good story. Please go read it.
off to the boston book festival! days like this, i especially love living in this city ♪
Book Review: The Casual Vacancy
Rating: 5/5 STARS
So I picked this book up, like many others, really only because of the infamy of the author. Harry Potter has for me, like many, many others in my generation, been a series that has had a strong (if not especially profound as in other cases) effect on my childhood. I wasn’t sure what to expect going into it; I knew it wasn’t HP, but not much else in the ways of plot haha. Truthfully, I was pleasantly surprised.
i want to be greater than i am
and it’s just like, what am I doing with my life?
“Rise up like the sun, and labor ‘till the work is done.”
(Be Still, Battle Born)
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