Thursday, September 14, 2017

Review: Pride and Prejudice. by Jane Austen

Rate:
5/5

Goodreads Description:
“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 Pride and Prejudice, Jane Austen’s witty comedy of manners—one of the most popular novels of all time—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. Renowned literary critic and historian George Saintsbury in 1894 declared it the “most perfect, the most characteristic, the most eminently quintessential of its author’s works,” and Eudora Welty in the twentieth century described it as “irresistible and as nearly flawless as any fiction could be.”

Review:
My first Jane Austen book! I do wish I had actually gone the physical book route because I went with the audiobook and it all seemed to go so fast. To me this was the type of book that you had to turn the pages at your own pace. That being said, I really enjoyed this book anyways but for I fact I will still have to go back and physically go through the book because it felt a little fast and like things didn't stick. It made me so happy to finally meet Mr. Darcy and all these characters that are frankly iconic. Now, the characters just seemed to opposite of me in every way, very self absorbed in a way that just made me roll my eyes. In any other book this would've been a massive turn off but blissfully, I really though of how things where back in the day and how women didn't really have a choice in many matters during that time. Before I continue to read another Jane Austen novel, I will attempt to revisit this one in the near future.

Recommend it?
If you like classic romance.

Wednesday, September 13, 2017

Diana Prince

So I have previously shared why I posting this so be sure to check up on my post about Bellatrix. I couldn't post about Bellatrix and not post anything on Diana, so here it is.


This is the day that I adopted her. She face of pure evil. Look at how tiny and cute and fuzzy and just... Agh.. she was everything. Still is.

Very much like Bella she has her own weird habbits

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She would growl at all her toys


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Prefers to drink out of faucets

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Imitates her sisters chattering... And kind fails at it.

often plays tug-of-war... Even with herself
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Likes to watch TV

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Gets in places she probably shouldn't

She of course also sleeps in any position



The sink is still one of her favorite places to sleep in, surely she wont feel the same during the winter.


The worst part of all is that even in the worst of places, she still manages to look good for the camera. I swear she poses.



Purrito actually doesn't mind baths... Actually, she doesn't mind many things at all, she is pretty damn fearless, she truly lives up to her name.


Even with a belly pouch, she still manages to look good. Yes, I am totally jealous.




Bellatrix

So I literally have shared so many pictures of Bella throughout twitter or Instagram and today they(the animal shelter) called to check up on her. See how she was doing
I,  of course, offered to send pictures, turns out I have so many pictures and videos that I have to share that I decided to share with everyone and make a blog post instead because otherwise, I would have to send 15 emails. 
There are small stories for some pictures that I simply couldn't not send.

I of course also did one for Diana

This is my proof as to why you should adopt and not shop. The moment I went into the room with her, I knew she was the one. And she truly is.


This is the first day I adopted Bella, she would often sleep on my shoulder and would lick my face until it felt like sand paper. You can probably see how red my face it.


She isn't all that good at taking pictures


She is very flexible and can sleep in just about in position









She has gotten incredibly long and thin

(when she heard her first rainfall)



Sometimes she takes good pictures... I guesssssss
(She's about to drop a sick album, be sure to check out her soundcloud)


(her face about the game of thrones season 7 finale)

I wish I was kidding. But this is actually from the moment after the credits were done.... I swear



She is also known to chatter, it is pretty much how she wakes me up each morning when she spots birds. She is my alarm clock.


She wiggles her butt right before an attack





For the most part she gets along with her sister, Diana



She licks me every time she gets, which is multiple times a day, I simply let her and thank her afterwards xD It typically goes on for a few minutes. Its impossible to pet her without being licked



She is one of the greatest living things that has come into my life, I wouldn't change her for the world



Thursday, September 7, 2017

Review: Eat, Prey, Love by Elizabeth Gilbert


Rate:
2.5/5

Goodreads Description:
Elizabeth Gilbert’s Eat Pray Love touched the world and changed countless lives, inspiring and empowering millions of readers to search for their own best selves. Now, this beloved and iconic book returns in a beautiful 10th anniversary edition, complete with an updated introduction from the author, to launch a whole new generation of fans.

In her early thirties, Elizabeth Gilbert had everything a modern American woman was supposed to want—husband, country home, successful career—but instead of feeling happy and fulfilled, she was consumed by panic and confusion. This wise and rapturous book is the story of how she left behind all these outward marks of success, and set out to explore three different aspects of her nature, against the backdrop of three different cultures: pleasure in Italy, devotion in India, and on the Indonesian island of Bali, a balance between worldly enjoyment and divine transcendence.
 

Review:
I could not for the life of me enjoy this book what so ever. I just couldn't.
This book is highly loved and I had no expectations out of it which should've been a warning. The reason I didn't like this book could maybe be due to the fact that I went into it without really wanting to read it. I have never seen the movie so maybe had I started with that, the pacing wouldn't have been so unbearably slow because I knew what to semi-expect. But no, that is not what happened and it is a little sad because this book bored me to the fact that now I am kind of refusing to watch the movie.
Liz just seems like a character that grew bored of her perfect life and decided to spice it up a little by doing things that personally would make me cringe. Maybe I am the overly precautions type but seriously, did she have no sense of self- preservation?

Recommend it?
I would say skip it and watch the movie.
Yeah, i just said THAT

Review: 1984 George Orwell


Rate:
4/5

Goodreads Description:
The year 1984 has come and gone, but George Orwell's prophetic, nightmarish vision in 1949 of the world we were becoming is timelier than ever. 1984 is still the great modern classic of "negative utopia" -a startlingly original and haunting novel that creates an imaginary world that is completely convincing, from the first sentence to the last four words. No one can deny the novel's hold on the imaginations of whole generations, or the power of its admonitions -a power that seems to grow, not lessen, with the passage of time.

Review: 
This book was creepy as shit. People literally had no privacy and sometimes the things they did in private seemed so normal to us but they could literally die because of it. There are scenes in this book that were crazy disturbing. The book speaks so many truths about modern times which is astounding considering this book was published in 1949. Orwell is one of a kind, being able to imagine a world that even though was terrifying and for some it seems so out of reach, it isn't far from the truth. SPECIALLY right now. 1984 might speak of a past year but it still looks like our future.

Recommend it?
If you're going to read a classic, maybe start with this one.