What do you want to hear from me?

Hey everyone,

I apologize for the lack of posts on this blog because I haven’t written on it a lot, I just wanted to ask my readers about what they want to hear from me, do you want me to write reviews, or write what? Because I still like this blog and I worked really hard on this blog to make it look professional, but I get writer’s block when it comes to things to write.

I have been thinking of this blog and expand this blog to talk about more than just books. I was thinking of including DIY’s, as well as crafts or something. I do have another blog which you heard of if you’ve followed this blog, which is The Complicated Fashion (TCF).

On that blog, I write about the top trends, I review products as well as just cover the concept of Beauty and Fashion and I want to broaden this blog.

You all can tell me what you want to read if you still find this blog fun. I love to get words and feedback from you guys.

I am sorry for the lack of postings, if you guys want to check out my other blog, please go do so. I write those posts and schedule them for every Wednesday so you guys get a post weekly.

Thank you.

Frankenstein Chapter Points

 

Hello everyone!

I know I haven’t been updating this blog as much as I should. It’s been the holidays and I’ve been working on my other blog  a lot more too. Today I decided I would post something new and something I haven’t done on this blog before which is chapter points!

I had just finished the novel, Frankenstein by Mary Shelley which was a wonderful book and I know that this book is what most high school English classes read. I decided I would help by giving some big points that happened in each chapters so you can get a clearer picture and you can study for a quiz or in-class project. I might miss points out, so it is best you read the novel as well. This also doesn’t include notes for the entire novel. Sorry for the inconvenience.

I am not trying to promote cheating or anything of the sorts, but this can be a study tool.

Tell me what you think and let me know if this should be a segment on this blog, now let’s begin!
Chapter 1:

  • Victor Frankenstein begins narrating, including background about his birth, childhood, telling Walton about his family.
  • Alphonse became Caroline (Victor’s Mother)’s protector after Beaufort died in poverty.
  • Victor’s mother adopts Elizabeth and takes her home to Geneva.
  • Caroline decides that Elizabeth and Victor should get married.

Chapter 2:

  • Elizabeth and Victor grow up together to be best friends.
  • Victor grows a strong friendship with schoolmate Henry Clerval.
  • Victor as a teenager becomes fascinated with mysteries of the natural world.
  • He becomes interested in natural philosophy.
  • Modern natural philosopher accompanying Frankenstein family explains the workings of electricity.

Chapter 3:

  • Victor leaves his family in Geneva to attend the university at ingolstadt.
  • Victor’s mom catches scarlet fever and dies.
  • On her deathbed, she wishes for Elizabeth and Victor to marry.
  • At the university, he finds quarters in the town and sets up a meeting with a professor of natural philosophy.

Chapter 4:

  • Victor ignores his social life, his family, and makes progress in his studies.
  • Becomes fascinated with the mystery of the creation of life, he begins studying anatomy.
  • Studies death and decay.
  • After several years, he masters all that is to be learned and discovers the secret of life.
  • He hides in his apartment and decided to begin construction of a creature.
  • He devotes hm self to the creation which means he neglects his studies, friends and family as well as his social life.
  • He soon finds himself to be lonely, obsessed and his skin becomes pale.

Chapter 5:

  • After months of labor, Victor completes his creation.
  • When the creation comes to life, the appearance horrified Victor.
  • Victor goes to another room to sleep but is haunted by nightmares about his mom and Elizabeth.
  • The next morning he sees his friend, Henry which reminded Victor of his family.
  • There is no sight of the monster in victor’s aparrment.
  • Henry gives a letter to Victor from Elizabeth.

Chapter 6:

  • The letter from Elizabeth expresses concern about Victor’s health.
  • Victor writes back, after he has recovered, he introduces Henry.
  • Victor returns to Geneva and receives a letter from his father which was dated from the day he departed.

Chapter 7:

  • On the return to the university, Victor finds a letter from his dad which said that Victor’s brother was murdered.
  • Victor departs back to Geneva. The gates have been shut so Victor spends time in the outskirts.
  • Victor walks near the spot where William’s body was found and spies on the monster lurking.
  • Victor assumes his monster killed William.

Chapter 8:

  • Justine confesses to the crime, believing that she will be gaining salvation.
  • Justine tells Elizabeth and Victor she is innocent.
  • They believe Justine’s innocence, but she gets executed.
  • Victor feels guilty because the monster he created caused he death of two members in his family.

Chapter 9:

  • Victor considers suicide but restrains himself by thinking of his father and Elizabeth.
  • Alphonse takes his children on an excursion to the family home in Belrive.
  • Victor wanders alone towards the Valley of Chamounix.
  • The beauty of scenery cheers Victor up.

Chapter 10:

  • Victor decides to travel to the summit of Montanvert hoping to revive his spirit.
  • He reaches a glacier at the top and spots a creature loping towards him.
  • He recognizes the shape of the monster.
  • The monster persuades Victor to accompany him in the cave.
  • The monster narrates the events in his life.

Chapter 11:

  • The monster tells Victor of the confusion that he felt being created.
  • The monster discovers the sensations of light, dark, hungry, cold, and thirst. He finds a fire and feels warmth.
  • In search for food, he scares an old man and proceeds to the village.
  • He discovers that he can see into a cottage through a crack in the wall and observes that there is a young man, young woman, and an old man living there.

Chapter 12:

  • The monster notices his neighbors seem unhappy, he doesn’t know why.
  • He learns the reason is that they’re in poverty because the lack of food which the monster takes.
  • He stops taking their food after he feels guilty.
  • He tries to match their sounds and the actions they perform.
  • The monster is shocked by his ugliness when he sees his reflection in the water.

Chapter 13:

  • The monster notices Felix seeming unhappy. A woman arrives in a dark dress and a veil. Her name is Sofie.
  • The monster learns to read.
  • The monster learns world history, and human society by listening to conversations.
  • The monster realizes that he is alone and deformed.
  • He also learns about the pleasures and obligstions of the family and of human relationships.

Chapter 14:

  • The monster’s constant eavesdropping allows him to reconstruct the history of his neighbors.
  • Sofie’s father, a turk was accudes of a crime and was sentenced to death.
  • Sofie was eager to marry a european man.
  • Felix, one of the neighbors successfully coordinates her father’s escape from prison, but when the plot was discovered by Felix, Agatha and De Hacey were exiled from France and stripped of their wealth.

Chapter 15:

  • The monster finds an abandoned leather satchel containing some clothes and books.
  • He brings the books back to his  hovel and begins to read.
  • He reads Paradise Lost as a factual story and finds a connection.
  • He finds some papers from Victor’s journal, understanding the horrific manor of the creation and the disgust which his creator regarded him.

Chapter 16:

  • The monster swears to revenge himself against all human beings, his creator in particular.
  • A young girl is spotted by the monster, she is on the verge of drowning.
  • The monster rescues the girl from the water.
  • The monster erupts in a rage of vengeance and strangles William to death.
  • He explained to Victor the circumstances behind William’s murder.

Chapter 17:

  • The monster tells Victor that it’s his right to have a female companion.
  • Victor refuses at first, but the monster appeals to Victor’s sense of responsibility.
  • He tells Victor that all of his evil actions have been the result of a desperate loneliness.
  • He promises to take his companion to the jungle in South America to hide.

Chapter 18:

  • Victor puts off the creation of a new, female creature.
  • He begins to have doubts about the wisdom of agreeing to the monster’s request.
  • Victor is unwilling to marry Elizabeth until he has completed his obligation of the monster.

Chapter 19:

  • Victor grows impatient to begin his work and free himself of his bond with his monster.
  • Victor urges Henry to stay in Scottish Town while Victor goes alone on a tour of Scotland.
  • Victor sets up a labratory in a small shack, Victor devotes many hours to working on his new creation.
  • He has trouble continuing his work, knowing how unsatisfying the product of his labor will be.

Chapter 20:

  • Victor thinks about what might happen after he finishes his creation. He thinks the creatures might have children.

 

 

What books are in my bookshelf?

I love books and I love collecting books (might sound weird). I do have a large collection of books for all ages, I don’t know why honestly. I thought this would be fun for me to give you a list of books that I own so if you are needing a good book to read, you can maybe read some of these?

  • To Kill a Mockingbird- Harper Lee
  • Suicide Squad- David Ayer
  • On Writing: A Memoir of the Craft- Stephen King
  • Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone- J.K. Rowling
  • Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets- J.K. Rowling
  • Diary of a Wimpy Kid: Hard Luck- Jeff Kinney
  • A Christmas Carol- Charles Dickens
  • Missing May- Cynthia Rylant
  • House of Danger- R.A. Montgomery
  • The Diary Of A Young Girl- Anne Frank
  • Fifty Shades of Grey- E L James
  • Paper Towns- John Green
  • An Abundance of Katherines- John Green
  • Harry Potter: The Tales of Beedle The Bard- J.K. Rowling
  • The Great Gatsby- F. Scott Fitzgerald
  • The Annotated Alice- Lewis Carroll
  • The Hunger Games- Suzanne Collins
  • Catching Fire- Suzanne Collins
  • The Perks of Being a Wallflower- Stephan Chbosky

How to Create a Home Library!

Have you seen pictures of a home library? Are you someone who loves to be artsy and loves to read? Well, this page is for you!

I’ve seen so many pictures on Instagram and Tumblr and I’ve kind of fallen in love with this idea. My room itself is very small, my shelves in my closet is already full of stuff and I have this small, skinny place that I keep my books and CD’s in. I have about 15-20 books kept in this place and I hope to soon create a home library.

Now, you’re wondering, how do I create one? Well, it’s fully up to you, but when I helped my sister create a small home library we took out all her books from her closet and we took some of the books she reads most often and put them in a line, organizing the books by color.

Most important part about creating a home library is you MUST need a larger space. If you want just a basic library on your shelf, you can just look through your book collection and pick out several of the books that you love and read most often, or depending on how much space you have, you can take all your books out and stack them in an artsy way, organize them by author, color, or title based on alphabetical order.

If you have a lot of space and you want to make it more artsy, you can take all or some of your books and organize them in any way you want, you can go to a furniture store, or go to Target or Michael’s and get some small furniture figures and decorate your collection with these pieces. I’ve seen someone that had a small silver watering can and some fake sunflowers around their collection.

A tip that I like the idea of is to get one envelope and cover it with decorative stickers, duct tape or you can draw on it and tape it to the wall above or under your collection and stick bookmarks inside. If you are good with duct tape, you can create a pocket, I’m sure you can find a tutorial on YouTube.

I hope you guys liked this little fun idea, this is a fun idea for kids that like to organize, for anyone of any age because this can make your house or bedroom look really nice. I love to organize my books in any way I can.

 

To Kill A Mockingbird- Book Review:

Hey guys,

I am so sorry I haven’t been on this blog a lot, I’ve been busy as it is the holiday season. Today I decided that I should give my opinion on one book I just finished reading; To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee.

This book is considered a classic in American Literature, and I decided to read this book for the first time just for fun and not for a class. I personally feel like I should’ve waited for one of my literary classes to discuss the book first because this book in my opinion is super hard to follow, at least for me anyways.

I don’t want hate or negativity on this blog. I want everyone to respect opinions of others, this book don’t get me wrong is really good. I respect the book and I respect Harper Lee as a writer, I just feel like maybe I didn’t capture the full concept of the book. I think Lee includes a lot of details, but I think that the book overall is a metaphor and I just didn’t catch that.

Overall I recommend this book to anyone who wants to read it, this book is really good but I feel like this is one of the books where you have to constantly pay attention to it instead of reading it every other day like I do.

This book I would say is good for any age, as long as the person is mature. Remember the book takes place in the 40’s-50’s and they do say the ‘n word’ a lot because of the time setting.

Other than that, I think this book is great for any age, just make sure if you are younger that you show this page to your parents so they know what the book contains 🙂

Anyways, thank you for reading this blog and I promise to be more active! Thank you for taking the time to visit this blog, visit the “contact us” page if you want me to discuss a certain book! All of your personal information is anonymous, I have no interest (no offense) in knowing who you are or what your age is, I just want to have more options of what to write about!

Thank you so much!

Suicide Squad Book Review

Hey guys!

I’m sorry I haven’t posted much on this blog, that’s because I was thinking of things to say on here. First, I am going to just announce that over at The Complicated Fashion (TCF) we are having a Black Friday/Holiday sale, so if you want more info on that, go check out the fashion blog! (FRIDAYSALE is the promo code to get free shipping within the U.S. Only). To buy a product, visit: The Complicated Fashion Webstore!

Now, onto the book review!

This book is an adaptation from the film, so going in, there are more similarities than differences. Most of the time the movie is based off of the book and they make several changes to fit their budget. However, for this book, there is a different order in which you’re introduced to the characters. It’s the same scenes as the movie but you get introduced to the characters in a random order.

In the movie, you learn of the back story but when Amanda Waller talks about them when assembling the squad. In the book, there’s a chapter dedicated to most of the members of the squad in which you learn who they were before being turned into the bad guys we are familiar with. The most detailed character that I remember from the first chapter was June Moon who soon became Enchantress.

If you haven’t seen the movie, I recommend you do so because it is a lot better than people make it out to be. A lot of people say that it wasn’t good and after seeing the movie several times, it is a lot better and you have to wonder why the critics and some of the public don’t like the movie.

I bought the book hard copy from Target, so if you have a Target nearby you can buy the book from there, you can also buy the book at Barnes and Noble, eBay and Amazon.

If you have seen the movie but you’re looking to read the book, the story is exactly the same (obviously) but the details in the book I think are a lot more clear than the movie. If you haven’t seen the movie but want a good book to read during this holiday season, then this book is a great one for you.

 

 

Reading on a digital platform versus a physical book

Hello!

Today I wanted to talk about something that can leave people with several different opinions; reading platform. Old school versus now. I like to read with a physical book in my hand but also I like to read on my digital platforms.

I think having a physical book in your hand can help you better when you have to flip back to a page, but if you hold it up in front of you instead of laying it down on a table, your hand can start hurting after a little bit, which happens to me all the time.

Sure, the same thing can happen to a phone or tablet, but phones and tablets can also be put in a gel or rubbery case which can be softer on your hand(s). Having it on a phone or tablet allows the font size to be bigger which alloows you to see it better and you can also invert the colors which can make the book app go black and white if you are visually impared.

On both platforms you can highlight and annotate your book, but when it comes to how much money you spend, actual books can be a lot cheaper. Books you can buy anywhere, and some places you can buy them pretty cheap. However, if you buy a reading device (kindle, nook) they can get very pricey, but the digital books can be cheaper.

If you have an iPhone and you download books from the App Store, you can get them at all different prices, I got some of the old classic books for free. It just depends on the book.

I think each platform has its pros and cons, some people prefer to have a physical copy of the book and some people prefer the digital form of the book. It just depends on your book. There also is a website called audible, where you can find books that you are reading and download it so you can hear someone else read it while you do other things. I don’t find this super helpful unless you are in class and instead of reading out-loud you just follow along.

I personally like having a physical copy of the book because I like having an at-home library. I think having an at-home library is great especially if you have a family that likes to read because the collection just grows and grows.

At the end of the day though, this is all based on what you guys prefer. I didn’t make this post to knock down the other option of reading because it all is the same thing and you get the same story out of both platforms.

 

I hope you guys enjoy this blog, if you want to read a fashion/beauty and a lifestyle blog, go check out my other blog: The Complicated Fashion .

The Wonderful Wizard Of Oz Book Review

Hello guys!

Today I wanted to review a book I had just finished reading- The Wonderful Wizard of Oz. Wizard of Oz is a classic book written in 1900 by author L. Frank Baum. Most people haven’t read the book version but seen the live action film from 1939 which starred Judy Garland as the young, female lead character- Dorothy Gale.

After watching the movie several times throughout my life and reading the book. There are a lot of similarities and differences. I don’t want to name anything because it can easily give the book away. However, you get more insight about each of the characters. In the movie, you can tell that there’s a human, dog, lion, tin-man and a scarecrow. But in the book you actually learn they’re more than just the iconic characters.

I downloaded the book on my phone for free from the app store. There are several books in the series- you can buy the book set on Amazon. The book actually isn’t very long, but there are a ton of details and I never got confused on the story itself, but I had to remember what was happening in the book when I stopped reading for the day/night.

The only tough part that could be hard to understand was the language between the 1900’s and now. It’s similar to the way Shakespeare wrote but not as confusing. The words back then are very, very similar to the ones now, so it isn’t super confusing.

The book allows the readers to see the movie in their head while reading, visualizing the story in my opinion really gives a good understanding about what’s happening in the story. I definitely recommend this book, I think it’s great for any age because it’s a story every age would love because it’s a happ story, and there aren’t any slow parts.

Welcome!

Hello!

Welcome to this blog. I do own another one, by the name of The Complicated Fashion, I created this blog because I love to read and I love to write and I want to be able to give recommendations to good books that people might overlook.

My mom and I are huge readers, we both read and recommend books to each other. This gave me the idea of starting a book blog. I will do my best to update this blog as well as TCF as often as I possibly can so you guys can get fresh ideas each day.

On this blog, I will review almost every book I have read, this way I can give advice to adults as well as younger readers, if I receive any.

I am a reader, though sometimes I get backed up and I don’t have a ton of time. I do want to be an author when I am older, and reading will help me get a sense of how the authors structure their stories, and it gives me understandings of what authors in older times wrote like. Writing like everything else has evolutionized just like music and technology.

The purpose of this blog is to not only give my opinions and review books but to also inspire my readers. A lot of people read and they might get an idea for their own book, and I want to be able to motivate those people to pursue their idea.

I’ve written before in an assignment for my English course; one day when I pursue my writing, I want one of my novels to be someone’s favorite book.

I hope you guys find this blog helpful, this will be fun!

 

The Boy In The Striped Pajamas: Book Review

Welcome to the first book review on this blog!

Tonight I wanted to talk about the book The Boy in the Striped Pajamas. I think by the title you can get an idea of what it is about. I think it’s safe to say that your prediction is correct. This book is a holocaust themed story.

It’s about a young boy named Bruno and his family moving from Berlin, Germany to a house located near a concentration camp which his father became a commandant of. Throughout the book, Bruno befriends a young boy his age who is named Shmuel, a Jewish boy who is stuck in the concentration camp.

This b0ok was turned into a film back in 2008. I’ve seen the movie and I think it is one of those adaptations that is actually very similar to the book. It wasn’t missing any elements of the story. The movie received 7.8/10 on IMDB.

When I decided to read this book, it was right after I saw the movie in an English class. So going into the book I knew everything that would happen. The book is definitely more powerful and it gives emotion and really makes you think about this period in history and what these people went through.

I definitely recommend this book to any age, however I think really young readers might want to stay away from this depending on their age because it is a mature topic and can be sad and might be scary for young kids.

It still is very sad and it is important for us to teach the younger generations to know what happened so we don’t make these mistakes again.

 

You can buy the physical book at any book store, you can order it on eBay or amazon and you can get it on a kindle.

~BookBlog323