Saturday, 20 September 2014

Recent Reads

   In my spare time I love to read as it winds me down, so here is what I have been reading recently!

Undone: Cat Clarke

Background: Jem and Kai (her gay best friend) have been friends forever. After one night at a party Kai goes and commits suicide. 1 month later Jem receives a package from Kai filled with letters to be opened every month for a year. During this year she goes on a journey of love, friendship and revenge.

Comment: I really enjoyed this book despite it being quite sad. The plot was really catchy and I just loved the drama that unfolded throughout the book.

A Kiss In The Dark: Cat Clarke

Background: Alex and Kate meet at a concert and fall in love instantly. The only problem is Alex is a girl and its not long before Kate finds out.

Comment: Every time I read bits of this book, I just couldn't put it down. I was very eager to find out what happened. I really liked how the book was split into 2 parts, Alex's and Kate's side of the story.

Sailor Moon 2

This is the 2nd book in the Sailor Moon series. Its different from all my other recent reads as this one is a manga novel. I love Sailor Moon and this book is fantastic. It left me on a cliffhanger and I'm desperate to read the 3rd book to find out what happens.

Pink: Lili Wilkinson

Background: Lesbian Ava (who is a goth) is going to a new school and wants a new image. She wears girly clothes and gets rid of the black dye from her hair. Ava soon makes friends with the popular girl, Alexis, and joins her pastel crew. However when she fails an audition she also becomes friends with the Screws. Ava is soon left confused of who is wants to be and which group she fits in with.

Comment: Another book I really enjoyed. I love all the typical teenage drama that unfolds in the book. I also liked the choices Ava makes.

I hope you enjoyed reading my reviews on these books and that you will give them a go. What have you been reading recently?

Sunday, 14 September 2014

The Fault In Our Stars: Film Review

     After waiting months and months to see The Fault In Our Stars a few weekends ago I finally got to see it.

Story line: Hazel and Gus meet when Gus joins the cancer support group Hazel has been going to. Soon their relationship grows and they go on a journey of a lifetime. They also experience the harsh realities on living with cancer.

My opinion: Wow this film definitely lived up to my expectations and was just as good as the book (which is quite a rare thing as I usually enjoy the books more). I love how the chemistry between Gus and Hazel grows and they fall in love with each other. Although this movie is quite funny at times it has some really sad moments that very nearly had me in tears (if I watched it again I would definetly cry).

Out of all the scenes this one has to be my favourite!!! I loves Gus's big speech and again it very nearly left me in tears. I also loved the part where they are in Amsterdam as well. 
I would definitely say go and watch the film to all teenage girls, especially if you have read the book.

Saturday, 6 September 2014

Whats in my school bag?

Hello lovelies,
              I hope you have had a lovely first week back at school. Since we are on the topic of school I thought I would do a whats in my school bag post.

This is my new school bag which I bought on holiday this year. The bag pack has multi pockets so it makes putting stuff in my bag so much easier. On either side there are holders for the drinks. Also on the back of the bag pack there is extra padding to prevent my back from hurting. My favourite part of the bag, however, is the design. Its all bright colours and has funky patterns which I love.

Contents of my school bag

1. Calculator- Okay I haven't used my calculator yet but one of my a-levels I'm doing is geography so it might become useful then.
2. Pencil Case 1- I use this pencil case to store my colouring pencils and fineliner pens
3. Pencil case 2- This is my favourite pencil case of the 2. It contains: pens, pencils, highlighters, ruler, rubber, protractor and a pencil sharpener.
4. Hairbrush- My hair can get messy during the day so I take my hairbrush to tidy up my hair.
5. School Planner- For me this is the equivalent of the bible. Inside my planner it has my timetable with all my lessons and what room's I need to be in. It has a map of the school so I can find those rooms (although I'm pretty used to the school by now). Also it has places to record homework and important notes.
6. Ring binders- I have different ones for different subjects and I use them to store sheets that we get handed out in the lesson.
7. Sociology Notebook- The only subject I didn't get an exercise book was Sociology so I bought one for the lesson. I use it for notes I make during the lesson.
8. Exercise Books (yes i'm aware there is only 1 shown in the photo)- These books I use in lessons to jot down important notes that I will need later for revision.
9. Book- When I have a free and I have no work or none of my other friends have a free I like to read. Therefore I make sure I take a book into school with me to keep my company and I like to read anyway
10. Soap and Glory mini mist you madly spray- This mini bottle is perfect for school! I use this for when I want to freshen up during the day and I just love the scent.
11. Mobile Phone 1- This is the phone I use to text and ring people
12. Mobile Phone 2 with headphones- This phone is my main one. I use it to listen to my music, take photo's ect.
13. Purse- There is a canteen at school, I take the bus to and from school and sometimes I nip to the shops so I need my purse everyday.
14. Cosmetic Case:
In my cosmetic case I keep: Mints, Hand gel, Hand cream, tissues, hair grips, hair bobbles and hair clips- all very handy for a day at school.

Well that's whats in my school bag. Whats in yours?

Wednesday, 3 September 2014

Looking Back

Hello Sweethearts!
                  I hope you all had a fabulous summer! Like most you I'm now back at school (although in my case 6th form).
Also its a new academic year for me. 

This time last year I made 2 goals for last years academic year which were 1) Do my LAMDA exam (gold) and to enjoy the year. Did I achieve these goals? Well I'm pleased to tell you I did!!

Last year I did my final devised LAMDA exam and I passed with merit (only 2 marks off a distinction). I was really proud of myself and I'm looking forward to doing my final LAMDA exam this year (only this time I'm doing scripted).

Also I really enjoyed my final year at school and had such a good time filled with so many memories. I had leavers, prom and I passed all of my GCSE'S which I was very very pleased with.

I'll be making some new goals for this year which I will be posting very soon. Do you have any goals for this school year?