Despite my growing love for YA novels, fantasy as well as contemporary, I didn’t even consider picking up Me and Earl and the Dying Girl before watching its screen adaptation. The reason and justification for skipping it is simple, I didn’t really feel like reading a book that referenced to a death in its title because tears. But despite my attempt to avoid waterworks, the movie still hit me where it hurts and there were a few tears here and there. (more…)
It’s officially fall and I feel like I’m going forward in slow motion because nothing is happening. Everything I want to watch, is weeks away, or even worse, so far in the future that it sadness me to think about it. I’m not even in a mood to read which is frustrating because I’m in the middle of the Throne of Glass series and I know it’s going to be good once I get into it. The one thing I’m lucky enough to be into without hesitation is Modern Family which is back ! and well, I still love it even though they are dragging my ship way too long towards their happy ending.
Some of you might already know, others will find out in a second: I watched all seven seasons of Parks and Recreation within 2-3 weeks. Truthfully, the last season took a little extra time but it was because I wanted to postpone the inevitable – the end of something special. But luckily, I have endless possibilities to watch it again so.. it technically hasn’t ended, though it has, and it is quite sad. As a cure for the sadness, I’ve created this endless list (which isn’t actually endless) of things I love about Parks and Recreation.
Though mentioned in passing, the spoilers are present.
Since the very beginning, we as people, start playing games. First because of our parents, who guide us to learn through games, like books that make animal noises and organized play dates with other kids so we would learn to play with each other. As we grow up, we discover new games, more ways to expand our minds, to develop our brains through the fun of playing and the games never stop. When our mind has understood which shape goes with which hole, or when we are too aware that a stick is no longer a sword, we turn to bigger games, to more advanced ways to play. Then we are encouraged by others, to play a game of sports or to act on a stage. At some point we will also be manipulated to play by corporations, who force us towards video games and slot machines, and by peer pressure, which pushes us to play dangerously with our lives, or makes us play the game of pretending instead of being who we really are. But what if the games we play finally catch up with us? What if the games turn into reality? And what if, at some point, when we don’t even realize it, we stop playing the game, and the game starts playing with us?
It is Friday again and I’m in the midst of enjoying yet another vacation. Sadly though, this week has passed in a blink of an eye and the only thing I will hopefully accomplish is reading four books from the Throne of Glass series, including its prequel. I know, I know, my plans for my vacation week are wild with me spending it in my bed with a good book but I’ll have you know, there’s going to be food involved as well, so.. there you have it, wild!