Books I Bought this Week
- Fangirl by Rainbow Rowell
- Half Bad by Sally Green
- The Assassin’s Blade by Sarah J. Mass
- My Soul to Keep by Rachel Vincent
- My Soul to Steal by Rachel Vincent
- If I Die by Rachel Vincent
- Before I Wake by Rachel Vincent
- This is Not a Book by Keri Smith
- Blood Ties by Sophie McKenzie
- A Child Called It by Dave Pelzer
- The Lost Boy by Dave Pelzer
- A Man Named Dave by Dave Pelzer
- Matilda by Roald Dahl
- The Meanwhile Adventures by Roddy Doyle
- The Twins at St. Clare’s by Enid Blyton
- Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire
- The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-time
So to start this off, I needed to find out what the heck transcend means:
Hey guys! So I’ve decided to start a new feature here on Scarlett’s Book Blog. I am following a lot of people on Bloglovin’ so I read a lot of posts each day and usually I have an opinion on which is being said. In most cases, a comment underneath will suffice and I can get across what I feel but recently I have found posts which leave me with a lot to say, hence this new feature. So here goes number #1 In Response to : DO NOT READ IN PUBLIC.
Yesterday Perpetual Page Turner, a blog I read regularly, posted about the difficulties of reading in public:
(link to full post here)
“It’s that awkward moment when you are reading something that brings a volcanic eruption of FEELINGS in the form of tears that just comes flowing to the surface….and you are in public…away from the comfort of your own space where you can properly ugly cry your little heart out. It’s the worst. My eyes are burning and my face starts to get flushed and I’m trying with all my might to HOLD BACK THOSE TEARS. I’m sure I look like a hot mess with my teary eyes and the trembling lip that I’m trying SO HARD to stop “
The post then went on to describe the multiple times this had happened to Jamie (the writer) and afew musings about how this could be dealt with.
This has inspired me to share the many times this has happened to me because I HAVE BEEN JUDGED!
*********** THIS POST CONTAINS SPOILERS FOR THEE FOLLOWING BOOKS: CITY OF FALLEN ANGELS (TMI #4), SHADOW KISS (VA #3), DELIRIUM AND ELEANOR AND PARK*********
City of Fallen Angels
So I’m sitting in the car just reading along and the end comes and it was like YAY! I’m going to get resolution! I’m going to get resolution! and then, the final thing happens with Jace and possession and fucking Lilith and just no! I screamed, like a proper screech and m just like nononononononono! my mum almost crashed the car. The thing is, I carpool to school. A guy in my year, two of my sister’s friends and their little brother who is nine. I’m just sat there breaking down and they are judging me!
This time I was on a plane, descending into Aberdeen and then the tears started. I’m hysterically crying next to this random stranger because Dimitri and the feels and just asdfghjkl! I mean I was dying! and this randomer is just sitting there like what the actual fuck is this girl doing and I couldn’t explain myself just sob uncontrollably and oh dear.
I finished this in the queue at the airport, going through Border Control and I was kind of just in shock, I was in a daze, my grandma was just staring at me like “what’s wrong” and she could see the tears glistening in my eyes and she was so confused.
Eleanor and Park
Picture the scene, I’ve talked about this before. I’m queuing up to get my US Visa renewed in London at Christmas time and I reach the end of Eleanor and Park with that arsehole step father and then the separation and I just lost it! Tears streaming down my face, mum glaring at me in horror and this random stranger just standing there confused (he offered me a tissue after) oh my days!
So those are my embarrassing anecdotes of reading in public when tragedy strikes and the tars arise.
Feel free to share yours in the comments, I need to know there are more people like me!
2. Read the works of Jane Austen
Pride and Prejudice is one of my favourite books so I aspire to read the rest to see how they stack up
3. Write a Book
This has been something I have been thinking about for a while now and it’s first on my to-do list when I leave school.
4. Hit 10,000 Pageviews
I never thought I would manage to keep my blog running this long so I was astounded to hit 5,000 views the other week, I want to keep on going!
5. Go to The Elephant House
The Elephant House Cafe in Edinburgh is where J.K Rowling sat and wrote the Harry Potter books, it’s about 3 hours from my hometown in Scotland so I’m confident this will happen sometime!
6. Make some Blogger friends
I currently have one (hey Julie!) but I want to make more and meet some of them! If you are a blogger in the Houston Area who is planning on going to TeenBookCon, tweet me for details about a meet-up (@SJbookblog)
7. Meet Christine of PolandbananasBOOKS
In January of 2013, after finishing the Mark of Athena, I turned to the internet for help with my feels and I stumbled upon this video.
It has since changed my reading life. Her videos inspired me to do more reading and eventually start up my blog and Youtube channel. I would love to meet Christine and thank her for that in person.
8. Read all 7 Harry Potter Books in a Week
This is a thing. which people do. I wanna do it. But I’m in school so I can’t….. Bummer
9. Sell 10 copies of If I Stay by Gayle Foreman (current count: 4)
When I say sell, I mean take friends to a bookstore and ensure that they leave with a copy.
10. Turn my room into a book haven
At the moment, as close as I have been able to come to this is the posters and taking great care of my bookshelves. This is because I am currently living in a rented house. But when I move back home to Scotland, it is my intention (which I haven’t told my parents yet) to have a wall of books and then fill the other three walls with quotes and pictures and all sorts. I’m kind of in love with the idea of having a book nook area like next to my window? I’m not sure yet but I’ll make it happen!
4 Reasons why I was Excited to Read it
2. The idea of Grim Reapers fascinates me. Having just read the first two books in Rachel Vincent’s Soul Screamers series, which features a reaper as a secondary character, I wanted to see a reaper in the spotlight and see a different interpretation of them.
4 Reasons why You’ll Love it
Dream Cast (or rather, how I pictured them)
What I read this Week
This week was a fairly productive reading week for me in comparison with the rest of the year. I reread Divergent, (just in time for the movie) and finished My Soul to Save by Rachel Vincent (it was awesome and a review is in progress – See Absence)
Super 6 Sunday – Books I’m excited to see as Movies
Cover Characteristics – Angels
Posts from this Week
Hi guys, I’m writing this en route to the airport for an emergency trip home to Scotland.A member of my family has sadly passed away so I wasn’t able to type up my posts for this week as I didn’t know I was going. Because of this I don’t know what my posts are going to be like this week. I will definitely have one up on Monday but aside from that I don’t know. I hope I can just post as normal but if not, this is why.
I haven’t been tagged by anybody but this looked like so much fun!
Check out their new collab vid!