Bookworm

5 of my tweets from last Wednesday:

 JOSEPH SOLOMON, YOU ARE SERIOUSLY ONE HOT GUY. DAMN. I SWEAR, IF YOU WERE REAL, I WOULD MAKE YOU MINE. OH YES.

I’m pretty sure most people will think that I’m weird because I have a huge crush on a book character that I’ve never seen. Some people know hoe it feels. <3

Sometimes, it’s much better than having a crush on an actual person. Book characters never leave you — unless they die in the book? Hahaha!

But you’re definitely free to read and reread, savor the feelings and stay there with them, in the world made for them and for you.

People who don’t like reading, you’re missing out on a lot of things. :)

When I saw those tweets again, I had the urge to blog about books so…

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I just finished reading/rereading books 1-5 (I’d Tell You I Love You, But Then I’d Have to Kill You; Cross My Heart and Hope to Spy; Don’t Judge a Girl by Her Cover; Only the Good Spy Young; and Out of Sight, Out of Time) of the Gallagher Girls series by Ally Carter. I can’t actually believe that the last book (United We Spy) will be out in a few weeks. As usual, I’m feeling all sorts of emotions right now — I’m happy, sad, excited, depressed and a lot more. I really think this is what any reader feels when a series he/she has been reading is almost done. I know this was how I felt before, during and after reading Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows and You Have to Stop This. I became too attached to the characters — I love most of them and the others, I hate. I became a part of their world every single time that I pick up the book, (this easily happens when it’s written in the 1st person POV). I absorb every word I read and I can perfectly see everything in my mind (definitely because of my wild imagination, which, by the way, is a good thing for readers). Books make me feel better. When I’m happy, I become happier. When I’m sad, I feel less sad. When I’m depressed, I become less depressed. (You do see where I’m going with this, don’t you?) Reading has become my temporary escape from reality.

I know these books will always be here. I can always reread them whenever I want to. But the thing that makes me sad? I won’t be able to read new stories about the characters I’ve come to love. I won’t be able to join them in new adventures. My solution? Read a new series. When it ends, I’ll feel the same way again. Then I’ll look for a new series to read. I guess this will only end when I stop loving books, which means IT WILL NEVER STOP and I’m fine just the way it is. <3

Jäger

Jäger

Soooo I finally decided to watch Shingeki no Kyojin after refusing so many times. I really don’t like watching gory films/series because I tend to imagine stuff and I don’t want to dream about them, but this anime, it actually grows on you. I got used to the way the titans looked. Besides, the story’s really good. Also, there’s this little part of me that wanted to watch because of all the German stuff. For example, Eren (the main character)’s surname is Jäger (German, hunter). And the second opening song’s a mix of Japanese and German. Cute. Hahaha! Such a shame that the anime’s gonna take a break because it will catch up with the manga.

The Fault in Our Stars

I’m in love with you, and I’m not in the business of denying myself the simple pleasure of saying true things. I’m in love with you, and I know that love is just a shout into the void, and that oblivion is inevitable, and that we’re all doomed and that there will come a day when all our labor has been returned to dust, and I know the sun will swallow the only earth we’ll ever have, and I am in love with you.

This is one of my favorite lines in The Fault in Our Stars. I cried during the last part of the book and instead of starting to read The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-time like I planned, I ended up sleeping. It seriously made me depressed. Hahaha! But I really liked it! Nothing really beats reading novels. <3

Zombie apocalypse

Last Sunday, I watched World War Z 3D at the Newport Mall cinema with my family and my cousin. I don’t really watch zombie films because I have a very wild imagination and I tend to get nightmares because of that. But who says no to free movie tickets? And anyway, it’s Brad Pitt! Hahaha!

As I was saying, I don’t like zombie films (or anything related to that). Last Friday, another cousin told me that it was very exhausting to watch the whole film. I asked her what she meant by that and she told me that I should just watch it and I’ll understand it. WELL NOW I KNOW WHAT SHE MEANT BY THAT. We were less than five minutes into the film and BOOM! Seriously the craziness started so soon, and it went on ’til the end of the film. I wasn’t even given enough time to breathe and relax on my seat. OH, AND ZOMBIES CAN RUN AND JUMP NOW? And I actually think it was a wrong decision to buy a large cup of coffee to go with my popcorn. I thought I was going to die. *smacks forehead* There was even one scene (I forgot which one it was) where I actually screamed. HAHAHAHA.

It was a good thing, though, that we all had free popcorn. I really just ate and ate the whole film, especially during the scenes that made me so nervous. I finished mine, and asked some more from my mom and my sister. It’s like I ate 2 packs of popcorn.

It was a good film, though. I would watch more zombie films if the zombies are like the ones in World War Z — they don’t look revolting or whatever. I can stand their faces. I could look at them and not cover my eyes.

P.S. I haven’t read the book yet, so I don’t know if it was a good adaptation.

22 Things You Need To Do While You Have The Chance

Originally posted on Thought Catalog:

1. Go to a country whose language you do not speak, and where English is rarely spoken. Learn what it means to have to find out everything by yourself, and to live glued to your translating dictionary.

2. Sleep with your whole body stretched across the bed in your very own apartment, where no one can tell you what to do or make you be quiet so that they can sleep.

3. Take a road trip simply for the joy of being on the road and not having anywhere in particular to end up. Stop in restaurants and shops along the way that look like they belong in a Norman Rockwell painting, and eat candy that your grandparents used to love.

4. Dance with a stranger in the bar for three whole songs and then go home by yourself, without feeling like you owed them anything.

5. Read a religious…

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