So….

So here is a brief update on what’s been going on lately (not that you care).

I made the decision to get rid of my iPod touch. Now as many of you may think at first, “CRAZY!” And it very well may be true but here is the reason behind it. I was addicted. Seriously addicted. I had no life outside of instagram and iMessage and selfies, etc… And once this came to my attention I realized I needed to do something different. So I got rid of my iPod and replaced it with a Nano which can’t do any of the above listed problems. It plays music and videos, and I can put pictures on there so it suits all my needs perfectly. And now I have an opportunity to live. Explore. Learn. Make connections. Read. Write. Whatever I want! I finally will get to truly unschool. Let me know what you all think about what I have done and if you have any suggestions of things to do in my free time although I have discovered that I have become VERY busy.

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^Maven^

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Great Gatsby

The Great Gatsby

I picked up the Great Gatsby mainly because my cousin Jacob practically shoved it into my hands, he said it was really good. I was definitely intrigued by the story and the plot, and I really liked Gatsby’s personality. I thought he was bold, romantic, and overall a really good guy…but in the end he was truly blinded by love. There is a Shakespeare quote that says something like, the sun see’s not till heaven clears, which summing up means to me that love blinds you (totally stole this from the prince and me) and it is so true in this book. I’m trying not to spoil (I might have a little, sorry). Anyway, this is a tragically stupid book. Sorry.

No more than three stars.

-Maven-

“I’m not going to wear a red dress,” she said.
“It would look stunning, My Lady,” she called.
She spoke to the bubbles gathered on the surface of the water. “If there’s anyone I wish to stun at dinner, I’ll hit him in the face.” — Graceling

Eve by Anna Carey

 

Eve was strongly recommended to me by a friend of mine. She loooooves this book, and so I picked it up at the library. It didn’t sound uber fantastic but I said, “Hey! Why not?”

The book started off okay, the “sows” twist was different, and her making her own way in the world was interesting. And I really liked Arden’s character. But as this book went on it kept building and building….but nothing was happening. It kind of felt like the author was just stalling for pages, or maybe there was something I missed. Finally some exciting stuff went down towards the end of the book when Eve, Arden, and Lark stayed at the safe house. From this point in the story onward I was actually somewhat hooked. I loved the drama of her calling to her lost love in code. (Very romantic) but also very stupid. Because then the two awesome peeps who let them into their home (I forget their names already) were shot to death. I was very upset about that. And then Lark died. I wasn’t to upset about that, she was really annoying. And I hated when Arden ran off to distract the soldiers and let Eve escape. I LOVE ARDEN! In the sequel they better not make her dead. I will be so mad. And Eve…is well… I mean, to be perfectly honest, I find Eve a tad bit irritating. She just feels needy, and then those who are kind enough to help her…die. Except Caleb, which brings me to the end of the book. Caleb and Eve finally make it to Califia, Caleb wounded, and then Eve finds out Califia is only for girls. So the two twits at the entrance wont let Caleb in, and Eve and Caleb say they’re final goodbye. GAHH!!!! I love/hate this part. I love the drama(duh) but like seriously this boy is wounded. Possibly bleeding to death, and you can’t just take him in for five minutes for a painkiller??? GOD!

Anyway, not super impressed. Good, not great, not bad…just meh. Okay. Mmm… *** stars for Eve.