A Philosophical Thought on Insanity

Hello my fellow internetees? I’m not sure exactly what I’m supposed to call you guys… practically all the good names are already taken, so for now I guess I’m stuck with internetees.

Oh well!

So, this is simply going to be me philosophizing about insanity, and the meaning of our lives,  what we should spend our time doing, etc. Yes, it’s all very… philosophical.

On side not, it’s been made aware to me that I abundantly use “…”. Do you guys agree? I can try to stop… He, he, obviously not!

But back to the philosophizing – I’ve recently had an… epiphany, if you will. Whenever we read books, or watch movies, or watch TV series, or even write, we believe in things that don’t technically exist. We feel compassion for things that aren’t there, we emphasize with people that don’t exist, we cry, or laugh, as it were, for things that aren’t real. We become momentarily insane.

True, the definition of insanity is doing the same thing over and over again, excepting a different outcome, but there is another definition of insanity, which is it’s a state of when someone is mentally ill.

Of course, I’m not saying that we’re all mentally ill, but for a moment, for a little while, we are at least delusional.

And this, of course, brings up the question of why were seeking this momentary lunacy. Are our lives really all that bad? Do we need to escape from reality? Why do we want to leave our own lives?

Maybe the only thing we’re doing is trying to find a creative and/or emotional outlet. A way to relax.

But I’m just a sixteen year old, sipping ice-tea and thinking about her freshman graduation.

What do I know?

But, just to end this on a philosophical note, what do any of us really know about anything?

Thanks.

Dark Lover by J.R. Ward

In the shadows of the night in Caldwell, New York, there’s a deadly turf war going on between vampires and their slayers. There exists a secret band of brothers like no other-six vampire warriors, defenders of their race. Yet none of them relishes killing more than Wrath, the leader of The Black Dagger Brotherhood.

The only purebred vampire left on earth, Wrath has a score to settle with the slayers who murdered his parents centuries ago. But, when one of his most trusted fighters is killed-leaving his half-breed daughter unaware of his existence or her fate-Wrath must usher her into the world of the undead-a world of sensuality beyond her wildest dreams.

Ok! I’m going to call it – a guilty pleasure right here!

This is just one of those books that no one will admit to reading, although they have in fact read it, because it is a little… scandalous – kind of like 50 Shades of Grey…

Although, don’t get me wrong, this is nothing like 50 Shades.

This is infinitively better!

Ok – so time for the review! I, personally, me, loved it. I am a sucker for vampire romance, I just love it for some reason, and this is perfect in that area. It’s just one of those great blends of a vampire world and. our world, as well as satisfying combination of romance, and yes, sex.

– On a side note, I just, briefly, wish to discuss this hysteria regarding sex. Come on, people – calm down. Yes, sex is a big deal, and yes there are implications involved, as well as possible complications, but it isn’t the end of the world. It is not wrong, as some tabloids or books might have you believe, and the hysteria revolving around it just makes me go a little crazy.

Back to reviewing – Wrath can be a little too intense, in my opinion, and although that’s kind of expected in this kind of story, it bothered me slightly whilst reading. He just so Woah! all the time, and it gets a little exhausting after a while.

Also, the author fell for, what I like to call, the Perfection Dilemma. It’s when the author’s make the characters so perfect that the entire story becomes unrealistic. I realize that this is a vampire novel, and so realism isn’t exactly plausible, but I can remain oblivious to the improbability of this being a true story as long as the author avoids the Perfection Dilemma – this author didn’t dotumblr_m2yljueLI41qlbiy3o1_400 that. Wrath was so strong and brave and manly, and Bella (“the girl”) was so beautiful and kind and soft, and argh – it just became ludicrous after a while.

And a final rant – the one thing that did bother me was that whenever you read in Wrath’s POV, and he was around Bella, he kept on going on about (WARNING! PG WARNING!) how “hard” he was all the time. Seriously, it was like he was eating Viagra for breakfast, or something. But then again, when you read this kind of book, except something like that.

Thank you!

(OBS! This book is slightly – and by slightly I mean the very – PG, and so if that stuff offends you or anything, then you shouldn’t bother buying it.)

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Anybody else read this book? Agree with me? Disagree? Let me know in the comments section below!

Summer Reading

Hello my fellow Internet addicts! So, first and foremost I should apologize for my absence these last few weeks. I go to school, and (unfortunately) I have homework and finals – everybody who’s ever had to endure this torture will (hopefully) understand that I’ve had more than my hands full.

Don’t get me wrong, I like school just fine, but the homework load I’ve had these past few weeks have been anything but light – not to mention the amount of assessments/projects/tests I’ve had to deal with as well. Again, it’s not that I hate school; it’s just that I’ve had little time for anything else.

On a more cheerful note, I am going to talk about my Summer Reading Plan – I know I sound a bit like an English teacher, but I actually like planning (and, yes I am a bit control-freak/perfectionist – I’m not even going to deny it), as well as the fact that I have a TON of books I wish to talk about.

I have decided to read Game of Thrones. Now, I am already a huge fan of the series – because come on, how could you not love it! – and like any devoted enthusiast, I feel the need to explore every aspect of the Game of Thrones phenomenon. Plus, I want to see what’s happening inside of Jon Snow’s head (and yes, he is my favorite).

I also plan on reading Ender’s Game. I cannot believe that I haven’t read it yet – I am such a disgrace to all of my fellow bibliophiles. Seriously, I just have to read it – and if you haven’t, I encourage you to read it as well.

Let’s see… what else… Oh, yes. I also plan on reading Of Triton, once it is released, as well as Goddess. I’m going to buy these books now that I’ve finished with my exams, as a treat for myself.

I am going to read Timeless, the last of the Parasol Protectorate series. I’ve had it sitting next to me for the past month, but I just haven’t had time to read it yet.

That’s all the books I’ve planned on reading, so far, but you never know which books I might discover in the future.

So many books, so little time.

For those of you who don’t know, and that makes all of you, I have entered a Summer Reading Contest – the contest is that you read 20 books, and write reviews of them on Goodreads. The winners get a signed first addition of a book. I don’t know which book, yet, but come on – a signed addition of any book has me jumping up and down in my chair.

Except a signed addition of Nightshade – I’d burn that book. (No offense, Andrea Cremer… ok, a little offense because seriously… no.)

And just to conclude, I have 8 weeks to read 20 books… ha, they underestimate the power of bookworms!

I’ll be finished in week 1.

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On another note, anybody else have a few books your just dying to read? Anybody got any plans for the summer? Any other Summer Reading Contests?

Let me know in the comments section below!

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The Importance of Bookcases

Anyone who reads my blog should have, by now, realized that there is one thing that I’m truly passionate about.

Reading.

Well, reading and writing, to be perfectly honest, but those two verbs sort of go hand in hand, don’t they?

Now, seeing as I’m a passionate reader, it’s only natural that I purchase novels every now and then, right? Well, I do, and I’ve got myself into quite conundrum… there is no more room in my bookshelves. Granted, I only have two bookcases, but they’ve filled up much too quickly…

So, I decided to go and look on the Internet for a future-solution to my “abundance of books problem”, and I’ve found some very interesting results.419319_367841723319856_286842695_n

My favorite book case was without a doubt the one on the right. When I was a kid, our house had a wine-cellar like this, and it could be that I’m just feeling sentimental, but this is one of the most epic ideas for a bookshelf that I’ve encountered thus far (I read the expression “thus far” in a book and just had to use it!).

Seriously people, this is something I’m definitively going to install in my future home.

YbLTDThe next bookshelf I’m only going to mention because of my love for Doctor Who. It’s actually not a great bookshelf, but I just couldn’t help myself!

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This next little bookshelf I completely adore because, well, look at it! Whenever I see it, I just want to make myself some coffee, grab a good book, and read. And that’s what these bookshelves should do, right? They’re supposed to not only provide a “home” for your books, but they’re supposed to make you want to read. They should be inviting.

Although, I’m not very partial to green – if I’m being perfectly honest…

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Now, I don’t particularly like this in itself, I think it looks a little sloppy, but I love the idea so much that it simply has to be on my Favorite Bookcase List.

Perhaps if the chair was in a more oval shape, so that you can lean… it does look rather uncomfortable, doesn’t it?

But then again, it’s so cute.

I believe I’m conflicted…

Anyway, this was my Favorite Bookcases List, and I hope you enjoyed it – as well as you got an unquenchable need to go and read!

What did you think? Do you agree with me? Disagree with me? Let me know in the comments section bellow!

And yes, I am a proud nerd!