Author: Cara

For the Love of Quotes: A Series of Unfortunate Events – Part 2

Hello, wooorld! I’m here again to share another set of quotes from Lemony Snicket’s A Series of Unfortunate Events! This post features quotes from The Miserable Mill to The Vile Village! You can check out the previous set (The Bad Beginning to The Wide Windowhere.

With Snicket’s way of writing, this series is actually filled with memorable quotes and witty passages I had a hard time selecting just a few.

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– THE MISERABLE MILL –

The Miserable Mill

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“It is much, much worse to receive bad news through the written word than by somebody simply telling you, and I’m sure you understand why. When somebody simply tells you bad news, you hear it once, and that’s the end of it. But when bad news is written down, whether in a letter or a newspaper or on your arm in felt tip pen, each time you read it, you feel as if you are receiving the news again and again.”

2
“Optimist” is a word which here refers to a person, such as Phil, who thinks hopeful and pleasant thoughts about nearly everything. For instance, if an optimist had his left arm chewed off by an alligator, he might say, in a pleasant and hopeful voice, “Well, this isn’t too bad. I don’t have my left arm anymore, but at least nobody will ever ask me whether I am right-handed or left-handed,” but most of us would say something more along the lines of “Aaaaah! My arm! My arm!”

3
“I’m sure you have heard it said that appearance does not matter so much, and that it is what’s on the inside that counts. This is, of course, utter nonsense, because if it were true then people who were good on the inside would never have to comb their hair or take a bath, and the whole world would smell even worse than it already does. Appearance matters a great deal, because you can often tell a lot about people by looking at how they present themselves.”

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Review: You Out of Nowhere by Jay E. Tria

“How many more low-key goodbyes did I have to bid this guy? I wouldn’t put it past him to be conspiring with the universe, if I believed he liked me that much.

You Out of Nowhere

Title: You Out of Nowhere
Author: Jay E. Tria
Genre and Themes: Adult, Romance
Format: eARC
Pages: 182
Publication: 4 November 2017
Read: November 2017
Rating:
4-stars

the book: goodreads | amazon
the author:  goodreads | website | twitter

At 31, Kris’s dating life is starting to resemble a reality show. So when she strikes up a conversation with a nerdy but gorgeous stranger on the train, getting serious is the last thing on her mind. Been there, done that, and she has the emotional baggage to prove it.

At 24, Ringo knows what he wants—and when a train flirtation turns into a night he can’t forget, he knows he wants Kris. But it’s clear she has other plans, and they don’t include him. So when they find themselves on the same flight to Seoul, it’s Ringo’s chance to turn up the heat, and convince Kris to take a risk.

In a new city, with someone new—the right someone—what could change? Maybe nothing. But also, maybe everything.

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A Month in the Life of a Little Bookworm: October 2017 + Halloween Readathon Wrap-up!

Hello, world and fellow bookworms!

October is over and it’s time for another one of our monthly wrap-ups again! Ahhh, where do I start? I believe my October is waaaaay better than September. I joined my first ever readathon, and though I read fewer books this month, I enjoyed most of them. I also posted four book reviews, which is better than what I initially planned. I fell on a minor reading slump at the later part of the month, but it was because I started watching a series that I now love very much. No worries, though, because I’m still on track with my Goodreads reading challenge! And the most exciting of all – I won giveaways and went to watch a play adaptation of one of my favorite series!

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Halloween Readathon Updates!

Heya, all!

I’m here for a halfway update for the Halloween Readathon! The readathon runs from October 10th to 31st! You can view my TBR list here and you can learn more about the readathon here in Lauren’s original post!

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Progress

3/7 books read and 0/1 movies watched!

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Review: The One Memory of Flora Banks by Emily Barr

“Live in the moment whenever you can. You don’t need a memory for that.”

The One Memory of Flora Banks

Title: The One Memory of Flora Banks
Author: Emily Barr
Genre and Themes: Young Adult, Contemporary
Format: eARC
Pages: 313
Publication: Penguin Books, 12 January 2017
Read: January 2017
Rating:
4-stars-small

Seventeen-year-old Flora Banks has no short-term memory. Her mind resets itself several times a day, and has since the age of ten, when the tumor that was removed from Flora’s brain took with it her ability to make new memories. That is, until she kisses Drake, her best friend’s boyfriend, the night before he leaves town. Miraculously, this one memory breaks through Flora’s fractured mind, and sticks. Flora is convinced that Drake is responsible for restoring her memory and making her whole again. So when an encouraging email from Drake suggests she meet him on the other side of the world, Flora knows with certainty that this is the first step toward reclaiming her life. 

With little more than the words “be brave” inked into her skin, and written reminders of who she is and why her memory is so limited, Flora sets off on an impossible journey to Svalbard, Norway, the land of the midnight sun, determined to find Drake. But from the moment she arrives in the arctic, nothing is quite as it seems, and Flora must “be brave” if she is ever to learn the truth about herself, and to make it safely home.

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