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Book Review: Looking For Alaska

I know, I know, so many John Green books lately. I bought 3 of them in the same day, so yeah. I promise the next book I review will be written by someone else.


As with everything I’ve read by him so far, I loved Looking For Alaska. Miles “Pudge” Halter goes off to boarding school, looking for his great perhaps. There he meets Chip “The Colonel” Martin, a pranking master, Takumi the unlikely MC, and Alaska Young. Miles is a fan of biographies, and even more so of famous last words. It’s a morbid fascination, but not as bad as some interests.

Alaska is a wild, messed up girl. She drinks, she smokes, and lives life dangerously. She’s kinda the very definition of a Manic Pixie Dream Girl. She’s a master pranker as well, and the pranks that Alaska and The Colonel pull off are legendary.

But late one night, something terrible happens, leaving Miles with a Virgins Suicides type situation.

Final Verdict: I recommend this book, I adored it, for the exact comparison that I made above. The book ends feeling very much like the Virgin Suicides, and that is one of  my all time favorite books.

Book Review: An Abundance Of Katherines

I mentioned in my Fault In Your Stars Review that I wanted to read everything that John Green has written including his Grocery Lists. So I picked up all of his other books except for what he’s written with other Authors and any anthologies he’s been in.fashionandhappythings-1278

Colin Singleton is really smart, a child prodigy, who is obsessed with Anagrams and not so great in math.  However, Colin thinks that if he can complete The Theorem of Underlying Katherine Predictability, that he can win K19 back. While still heartbroken over his breakup with K19 his best friend decides that he needs a road trip. They stop in Gutshot, Tennessee to see the grave of the Austrian Archduke Franz Ferdinand and because all road trips need a destination point, decide to stay put for a while and hopefully finish his Theorem.  The Theorem of Underlying Katherine Predictability is to predict the trajectory of relationships with girls named Katherine, or not named Katherine, and to give a bit more footing to the people who are constantly Dumpees.

This book is hilarious. I adored it and think that everyone should read it. While the math is completely over my head, it is correct, and explained at the end of the book. And one of my favorite parts of the book were the footnotes, which can be skipped, if you’re not a footnote reader, but shouldn’t be. They made the story more entertaining for me, and made me feel more involved and in the loop of what was going on.

Final Verdict: I completely recommend this book. I must warn you, if you’re looking for something as deep as The Fault In Our Stars, you’ll be sorely disappointed. An Abundance of Katherines definitely takes more of a light-hearted look at the side of breakups. Even when Colin is absolutely heartbroken over breaking up with K19 his best friend is there to mock him in his pain (as a real best friend would) and provide the comic relief.




Book Binge

Generally I don’t buy books very often. I’ll buy 3 in one month and then I won’t buy any for 5 months after that. I usually just go to the Library and grab whatever catches my eye, but recently I went on a bit of a book buying binge and bought 6 books in one week.


An Abundance Of Katherines – John Greenfashionandhappythings-1278

Paper Towns – John Greenfashionandhappythings-1292

Looking For Alaska – John Greenfashionandhappythings-1288

Dark Places – Gillian Flynnfashionandhappythings-1282

Into The Darkest Corner – Elizabeth Haynesfashionandhappythings-1280

I bought all of those from Target and Amazon in day and then a few days later went into Barnes and Noble and picked up Unwind – Neil Shushtermanfashionandhappythings-1372



Stylish Sundays: Okay, Okay

A while ago I professed my love for The Fault In Our Stars and all other things written by John Green.

Well I when I was wandering around Barnes and Noble I found this shirt, and normally I don’t buy tee shirts that have to do with books or movies or anything like that, but I just had to buy this one.


Normally I wear a large in Women’s clothing, but this is a boy cut shirt so I wear a small. I know because my husband is a Medium and his shirts are too big on me.



I wore it with my favorite black H&M pants and my new Valentines socks from Target. It was comfortable and perfect for curling up on the couch and reading. (Which I have to say was another John Green Novel, haul and reviews coming soon.)


On My face: Nars Tinted Moisturizer, Hourglass Hidden Concealer, The Balm Hot Mama, The Balm Mary Lou Manizer, YSL Shocking Mascara, and Chanel Glossimer Satinette Lipgloss.

I’m actually a really big fan of this shirt, it’s comfortable and has exactly the fit I like in men’s shirts.



Book Review: The Fault In Our Stars

I put off reading this book for so long. I’d heard so many people say it was heartbreaking, and it made them cry, I don’t like sad things, so I while I wanted to read it, because John Green is an amazing writer, I didn’t want to because books that make me cry are my least favorite of all the books.


I, however, didn’t have the same reaction as apparently every other person I’d seen review this book. I didn’t sob and scream about the feels. The strongest feeling I really had was that of being propelled forward, and even when I knew what was coming, I couldn’t stop. It was inevitable. I sat down and read this book in 6 hours. The feeling I had that came with the ending was no, this was not enough. I want to know more about Hazel, I want to know more of her life.

It could be said that this book is about two cancer patients. But I think this book is more about two teenagers who just happen to have cancer. The humor is dark, and tragic, but hilarious all the same. Just because I didn’t cry, didn’t mean this book didn’t break my heart. Okay.

I’m really happy I waited until I finished it to watch the movie trailer. I’m so excited for the movie now. The trailer is perfect and from what I see they couldn’t have cast it better. But if you aren’t as patient as I am, I’ll just leave it here for you.

Final Verdict: I recommend this book. I loved this book. I loved it so much I know I’ll read it again. It’s on the same level as the Virgin Suicides, P.S. I Love You and the Aunt Dimity Series for me. I plan to read everything John Green has written, even his grocery lists. And I want other people to read this book.


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