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Monday, May 30, 2016

Alone

Are you walking
All alone
Are you dancing
All alone

Are you hoping 
All alone
Dreams won't die
But you can die alone

Don't be sad
When you're all alone
Don't be jealous 
When you're all alone

You are special 
When you're all alone
Dreams won't die
As long as you're alone

Everybody else
Will murder you
Nobody dreams
The way you do

Is it a dream 
Or a fantasy 
Alone you know

Dreams won't die
       As long as you're alone

-Poem Fanatic


IMWAYR 30-05-2016

Hey guys! Hope you had a nice weekend! I'm back with another IMWAYR* post, so let's review my reading week.
*This meme is hosted by teachmentortexts.com and unleashingreaders.com

 I finished reading " A little love song" by Michelle Magorian. You can find the review here.  I enjoyed the book, its about a young girl living under the shadow of her older sister during the second world war.


 I also finished reading " While my sister sleeps" by Barbara Delinsky. IIt's a book revolving around a close-knit family and a terrible accident. Look out for a review of the book- maybe even later today.

I'm currently reading Inferno by Dan Brown. I'm reading it as a part of the Big Book Summer Challenge 2016.

I'm looking forward to starting " Almost French" by Sarah Turnbull as well. Its not very long, so I'm hoping to finish it within this week.
I'm not expecting to write a lot in my next IMWAYR post, because Inferno will probably take me a while to read- apart from being long, the writing is a little slow- but I'll attempt to read other books in between. Happy Reading !





Sunday, May 29, 2016

Big Book Challenge 2016

Hey everyone! I'm participating in BookbyBook's Big Book Challenge again this year! I participated last year, and I read 8 big books last year! I don't expect to read that many this year, but I do want to read at least 2. The reason I read so many last year was because I was reading Cassandra Clare's Mortal Instruments series- and all of them classified as Big Books.
 I'll kick off the challenge this year, by reading Dan Brown's Inferno. The copy I have is around 600 pages, but the regular version is 461 pages- so it does classify as a Big Book.
 Look out for reviews on the Big Books I read- but don't expect them next week. I'm quite sure it'll take me a while to read Inferno.
 This post was just to inform you of my participation in the challenge. You can click the annotation "Bookbybook's" you see above to participate in the challenge as well. You only need to read one book of 400 + pages from May 27 to September 5th. That's more than 2 moths!!
 Hopefully you all participate! Happy Reading and Happy Summer

Saturday, May 28, 2016

Saturday Snapshot- 28/05/2016

 Hey everyone! I'm back for another Saturday Snapshot! This meme is hosted by Westmetromommyreads.com. Today I'm showing you an assortment of pictures from the week. Enjoy your weekend!

We baked yesterday!

Dark, Stormy Skies

A quick 9 minute sketch of shorts



Friday, May 27, 2016

A Little Love Song by Michelle Magorian

I recently finished reading "A Little Love Song" by Michelle Magorian. Initially I wasn't too sure about the book, however, I enjoyed the story line and the contrast between the characters. The story, set in the English Country during the Second World War, is one of self-discovery, courage, love and friendship.
 The main character, Rose HighlyRobinson has come away to the town of Salmouth for vacations with her elder sister Diana. Their mother has gone away with an acting troupe for the summer who hope to entertain British and American soldiers around Europe.
 At the young ages of 21 and 17, the two sisters are left under the charge of Ms. Hutchinson for 3 months. As their caretaker is called away on duty at the factories, Roe (Nickname for Rose) and Diana take the brave decision to live on their own.


Nothing

Nothing's right
Nothing's alright
Nothing's going the way it should

You give up for a day
You relax for a while
You feel restless 
All through the night

It's a waste of your day
It's a waste of your time
But nothing's happening
Nothing feels right

Frustrated
You give up on your day
Annoyed
You stare into space
Depressed
You decide to breathe

Nothing's right
Nothing's alright
Nothing's going the way it should

-poem fanatic

Wednesday, May 25, 2016

Meals Ready- A short film

Hey Guys! This week, I'm doing a critical analysis of a short film, titled  "Meals Ready". You can find the link to view the video at the bottom of the post. Do watch the video, its essential to the comprehension of this post, and it shares a great message. This post is in collaboration with OceanGrapher.

Tuesday, May 24, 2016

Change

When the sun rises
When beauty is blossoming
When life is renewed
Then there is a change

When the tides are falling
When storms are raging
When skies are darkening 
Then there is a change

Survival of the fittest
So he says
Death of the weakest
So he claims
When life is no longer
Then there is a change

Your survival
It's not a game
Its your life
Make a change

-Poem Fanatic

Monday, May 23, 2016

IMWAYR- 23/05/16

IMWAYR 2015 logo
Hey guys! So I'm back with my second IMWAYR! It's hosted by Unleashing Readers and Teachmentortexts.
 This week I started, and finished Sparkling Cyanide by Agatha Christie. It was a very interesting story, and I really liked the ending of it! It's a must read for anyone who loves crime.
  I also finished Landline by Rainbow Rowell. I quite enjoyed it, although not as  much as I enjoyed Eleanor & Park. You can find my review here.


I started "A Little Love Song" by Michelle Magorian. It's interesting so far, although I wasn't very convinced by the synopsis. I picked it up because I was in dire need of a book!


   I'm still waiting to re-start The Zahir by Paulo Coelho. 

You can see I haven't read much this week. Vacations start on Wednesday, so hopefully my next IMWAYR post will have tons and tons of information! Happy Reading!

Landline by Rainbow Rowell

I recently finished the book "Landline" by Rainbow Rowell- bestselling author of Eleanor & Park. I didn't quite enjoy Landline as much as I enjoyed Eleanor & Park, but I did like it.
 The main character of the story, Georgie McCool is a comedy script writer. She is married, and has two young daughters- Alice and Naomi (AKA Noomi). Her career is just about to take off, but her marriage is crashing. What should she do?
  This book can somehow fit into both science, and realistic fiction. Through the novel, we see a magic phone, but I won't spoil anything else for you! For the most part, it deals with dying love, and the birth of a career.
 The underlying theme is most definitely love. However, this isn't just a typical love story. Rowell's writing helps the reader dive into a world that they've never experienced before. They understand the pain, misery, and trauma that the characters are going through, and are as delighted by a character's successes as the character is.


Sunday, May 22, 2016

Sky

Hello! This is a poem I wrote a long time ago. I've had it saved as a draft post for a while, but for some reason never published it. Hopefully you'll all enjoy this post!

From the clouds
Emerge a sun
Lighting our day again
Once again life is fun, 
We can go out and play

But in one tiny area
A cloud remains
We're hoping, 
It won't burst
Hoping, 
It won't rain

But deep down inside
We all know
The cloud won't hold
That'll show

When tears roll out
Of the clouds in the sky
The world becomes sad
The world becomes shy

The cloud needs to control
It needs to hold
To keep us sunny
Away from the cold

-Poem Fanatic

Saturday, May 21, 2016

Fear

A wave of cold
Surges over your body
Freezes your mind
Your heart, your soul
Paralyzes your arms
Your legs, your brain
Contracts your back
Your stomach, your muscles
Haunts your day,
your night, your dreams
Destroys your hopes, 
Your ambitions, your aspirations
Bleeds into your skin
Your blood, your veins
Shakes your confidence
Your determination, your bravery
Fear of yourself,
Your parents, your family
Fear of your friends,
Your teachers, your peers
Fear of your dreams,
Your ambitions your aspirations
Fear
of  your future
- Poem Fanatic

Saturday Snapshot- 21-05-2016


Hey Everyone! I'm back for another Saturday Snapshot! It's been a long week, so unfortunately, I haven't been able to finish the art piece I was working on last weekend. Hopefully you'll see the finished images next week! Summer vacations are coming up soon- so expect lots of art in my Saturday Snapshots!
 This week, I'll be showing you some images from the summer of last year, when we visited Spain.
Salvador Dali museum

Friday, May 20, 2016

I dream the words on the page

A beautifully written book
Makes me dream the words on the page
Whether it be crystal clear lakes
Or a recipe book's smell,
Of burnt butter and sage
I dream the words on the page

A beautiful book
A wonderful dream
The taste of a sandwich
The sound of a scream
I dream the words on the page

The letters fly into my head
And during the process
Change into pictures
Dull as grey
Or bright as red
I'll dream the words on the page

It could really range
From sight to sound
And sound to taste
From taste to touch
And then again
I'll dream the words on the page

- Poem Fanatic

Thursday, May 19, 2016

Stars

The stars that twinkle
Light up the sky
Through the darkness
They're a glimmer of hope

Imagine a dark veil
With a few spots of light
Imagine a black sheet,
With traces of white

The stars are hope
The stars are life
The stars are light
The stars are bright

But the stars are dying
Because we are blind
There are none left,
In the skies for us to find

Nevertheless, the stars are there
The stars remain
No longer visible
The stars are now our metaphors

They are the light
The white
The bright
The night

Still I Rise by Maya Angelou

Still I rise is a poem written by American poet and civil rights activist, Maya Angelou. Along with various others, this poem was a method speak out about racism and sexism. This poem sarcastically questions the unspoken rules of society, bringing together two issues of the modern world- that have existed forever.
  She begins "You may write me down in history, with your bitter, twisted lies", speaking of the bias and prejudice that exists surrounding her race, culture, gender etc. The most mesmerizing aspect of her writing is the simplicity with which she expresses her thought. Topics usually considered political, are challenged so casually by Angelou in all of her poems.


Tuesday, May 17, 2016

IMWAYR- 16-05-16


Hello everyone! It's Tuesday- I know, but I had a little free time on my hands, and decided to participate in the Young Adult/Teen version of "It's Monday, What are You Reading?" hosted by Unleashing Readers. Hopefully, from next week onwards, I can post on Monday.

I haven't had much time to read this week. I've finished one book, and am currently reading a second.

I finished reading Family Life by Akhil Sharma. I didn't enjoy it very much. Although the synopsis caught my attention, the writing style bored me, and I felt as though the story line moved too slowly. Maybe it just wasn't a book for me.


Woman

Every word is courage
Every sentence is war
Every dance is coordination
Every song is audacity
Every moment is victory

Every one of us is a leader
Every one of us is brave
Every one of us is smart
Every one of us is strong
Every one of us has a heart

Everyone else thinks we're silly
Everyone else thinks we're emotional
Everyone else thinks we're weak
Everyone else thinks we can't stand on our own feet

We can pick ourselves up
We can survive the pain
We can prove you wrong
We can paint a picture
We can write a song
We can lead a team
We can defend our beloved
We can be corporate stars
We can be athletic

We don't claim to be superior
We know we're not inferior
I am Woman

-Poem Fanatic


Sunday, May 15, 2016

Saturday Snapshot- 14/05/2016

Hello!!!!! It's been two weeks since I last blogged! I'm hoping to be more regular now that school's almost over! Here are some pictures of an art piece I'm working on. This is my brainstorming process, and my trial and error stage. Hopefully next weekend I can share my finished piece with you. Enjoy!
Saturday Snapshot is hosted by Westmetromommyreads.
Initial Sketches

An idea I may use later
Experimenting with colours
Changed a few things in my sketch




Monday, May 2, 2016

Ubiquitous

 The brook will flow
The foliage will sway
In ubiquitous movement
The Earthly Being will remain

While the daughter cries
The son will smile
For in ubiquitous opposition
Humanity will remain 

The mountains will rise
The valleys will steepen their incline
In ubiquitous movement
The Earthly Being will remain

It isn't nature that will die 
Rather the world that shall collapse
For while humanity is dying
With ubiquitous resolve
Nature will remain

It is in our ubiquitous greed
That our downfall awaits 
In our ubiquitous wealth
That our poverty rises
It is only ubiquitous treason
That shall be seen in the end


- Poem Fanatic
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