1.21.2017

Pieces of Advice





1. 

know that you made mistakes in the past, and know that you'll make more in the future.
mistakes are inevitable, cringe worthy instances are un-avoidable.

so accept your mistakes and learn from them, but don't dwell on them.

2.

learn something new every day.
whether it be about the world, a friend, or yourself, learn something. 

3.

make time for yourself to just enjoy life.
do whatever you want to do whether that be reading a book, or dancing around crazily in your room.

4.

don't worry about what others think.

embrace your peculiarities.

and never let your fear of what others are thinking stifle your personality.

5.

spend time with the people you love. 



-Jollygirl


1.14.2017

The Disney Book Tag

Hey, everyone! I stumbled upon The Disney Book Tag on youtube, and I really liked it! I think it's such a fun tag, and I really wanted to do it! 

 1. The Little Mermaid - a character who is out of their element, a “fish out of water”


I think that Tessa Gray from The Infernal Devices Series (by Cassandra Clare) was really out of her element, at least at first. In Clockwork Angel, she travels from New York to London in order to find her brother. Instead, she gets thrown into a crazy world, filled with demons, demon hunters, warlocks, vampires, werewolves, faeries, etc. The customs and traditions of all the people she meets are also very different from her own, and the ones accepted in New York. It was clear that she was confused and startled, obviously "out of her element."




2. Cinderella - a character who goes through a major transformation


Celaena Sardothien changes and grows so much over the course of the Throne of Glass series (by Sarah J. Maas.) In the first few books of the series, she's impulsive, somewhat immature, and  irresponsible.  However, she eventually grows and matures into an amazing leader. 


3. Snow White - a book with an eclectic cast of characters


Lady Midnight (by Cassandra Clare) has so many different characters and each one is unique in their own way. They all have their own quirks, and storylines. I just love the emphasis on family in Lady Midnight and how the personality of each member of the Blackthorns is really fleshed out. Another thing I love about Lady Midnight (and in other books by Cassandra Clare) is how the author includes diverse characters in all of her books. 


4. Sleeping Beauty - a book that put you to sleep


The Graceling by Kristin Cashore was just really boring. Towards the middle/end of the book, nothing seemed to be happening. The characters didn't save the boring plot for me either as I wasn't a huge fan of the main character. I ended up not finishing this book.


5. The Lion King - a character who had something traumatic happen to them in childhood


Something traumatic has happened to the main characters in almost every YA book! I'm choosing the obvious choice though, which would be Harry Potter. We can all agree that Harry Potter didn't have the best early childhood because his parents died and he was forced to live with his aunt and uncle in the closet under the stairs. Harry Potter probably isn't the most "original" answer for this question, but since the Harry Potter franchise means a lot to me, I'm choosing him. 


6. Beauty and the Beast - A beast of a book (a big book) that you were intimidated by, but found the story to be beautiful

I was really intimidated by all of Cassandra Clare's books. It just seemed like there were so many, and I had no idea where to start. When I eventually read them though, I completely loved them. I know that a lot of people are intimidated by the amount and size of her books, but I would really recommend reading them. They're completely worth it. If you're unsure about what order to read them in, I'd recommend reading them in publication order: City of Bones, City of Ashes, City of Glass, Clockwork Angel, City of Fallen Angels, Clockwork Prince, City of Lost Souls, Clockwork Princess, City of Heavenly Fire, Tales From Shadowhunter Academy, Lady Midnight. 


7. Mulan - a character who pretends to be someone or something they are not


For this one, I choosing Alex, from Made You Up by Francesca Zappia. Alex doesn't exactly pretend to be someone she's not, but she does hide things about herself (like her schizophrenia  from other people. 



8. Toy Story - a book with characters you wish would come to life


I would love for the characters in The Lunar Chronicles (by Marissa Meyer) to come to life. I just love all the characters. Each of their personalities are so unique, and together, they form such a dynamic group! 


I hope that you enjoyed reading that post! Have a great week!

-Jollygirl