Tuesday, April 16, 2013

read, watch, play

So, I'm hoping to make this a semi-regular occurrence on the blog (maybe once a month or so along with monthly favorites). The title is pretty self explanatory, so let's get into it!

by john green

The Fault In Our Stars is a young adult fiction by author John Green. You may know him from the youtube channel, vlogbrothers. I had heard great things about this book for a while now, and finally decided to read it when I recently acquired a Nook and was looking for something to start off with. Best decision ever. It's such an honest story about life as a teenager, young love, cancer, and death.

There were multiple times throughout the book where I was both laughing and crying - something I rarely find myself doing. I felt so immersed in this book and felt so connected to the main character, Hazel - it was truly refreshing to be swept away into a different world (and a different perspective) for awhile. After I finished the last page, I found myself in a melancholy state of mind. I think John Green put it best in one of his videos. It's a quote I find myself thinking a lot about these days.


If you are unfamiliar with the youtube channel Daily Grace, then number one - shame on you, and number two - you now know and you're welcome. Grace vlogs everyday, five days a week, and five days a week, I anxiously wait for her video to go up. My day is not complete until I watch her channel. I love her humor and lighthearted sarcasm, it just gets me through the less than enjoyable days. I suggest you make her channel a part of your life - you won't regret it. *ding!*


So, I'm not necessarily someone who plays games a lot, but I do like to have one or two fun and easy apps on my iPhone to play when I'm in between class or on a roadtrip. Tiny Tower is my current addiction. It's an easy, passive game where you essentially build a tower with different shops, apartments, or recreation floors. You build your population of "bitizens" to work in your places and make money to continue to build and populate. It's a pretty simple concept that reminds me of a mix between tiny tower and tomagatchi (remember tomagatchis!?). It's a free app for the iPhone and android - so check it out if you're bored!

*Disclaimer: I am in no way affiliated with any of these companies, publishers, or persons. These are my personal opinions and recommendations.

1 comment:

  1. I read The Fault in our Stars recently, wrote about it on my blog too. I cried my eyes out for the last three chapters! So brilliant but so sad.

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