BookTube: An (almost) New-Found Love

Getting back into reading & Booktubers I Love

This is uncharted territory for me and I’m probably going to get something wrong.

Stupidly, I had never thought of YouTube as a place where you could talk about books and literature, but I quickly discovered how wrong I was.

If you think of YouTube as a platform where you can only watch challenges, beauty guros and guys playing video games in their bedrooms… don’t worry! I thought the same up until many months ago.

There is a whole community of people who love books and want to share their passion with others.

I started watching a few videos but quickly got bored. I hadn’t found the right people and I wasn’t actually interested.

But 6 or 7 months ago, I was checking when the lovely BeautywithEmilyFox was going to upload a new video and I discovered that she had just started a new channel all about books! I was intrigued and dived into the community.  Out of nowhere three channels popped out. They are all relatively new, but I have quickly watched a bunch of their video and I love them!!!

There are reviews, book recommendations, general tips for reading, hauls and book clubs!

For quite some time I have wanted to go back to reading. When I was little, I LOVED reading. I learnt when I was very young, even before going to school and throughout my academic years I started to read less and less.

I used to spend lots of hours at school and even more at home studying text books in the afternoon, so also reading at night (even for pleasure) was the last thing I wanted to do.

It’s been two years since I left school and now I have been feeling the urge to go back to actually enjoy reading. When teachers force you to read stuff you don’t like or you are not interested in, they make you HATE everything that has to do with literature. Especially because you will most definitely have to do a report or a review.

I’ll leave here the links to the YouTube channels I found and maybe (if you aren’t now) you will get back into it!

Booksandquills

Jean Bookishthoughts

BooksWithEmilyFox 

Mollie Reads

J. Bookish

You can also find their goodreads pages and add them as a friend! And if you have suggestions of books I should read or BookTubers I should follow, leave them in a comment!

Also, a bit of shameless promo, find me on Goodreads.com!

Georgia    πŸ™‚

 

 

My Summer Tv Shows 2017

Every summer I go to the beach for two (or three) weeks. It is a wonderful time of peace and relax. At the same time it also crushes my soul because I am living in a tiny apartment with my mother and my aunt. And I have to contain myself and smile and nod like a good girl.
BUT, it also means no internet for 2 whole weeks. Which is hard! I have Netflix, Stephen Colbert and Trevor Noah to watch!

But like I do every year, I pick some series to take with me to the beach. Last year I took “22.11.63”, “Game Of Thrones” and the pilot of “The Last Tycoon”. Uh! And “The office”. I was obsessed. I LOVE that show. ❀️

Anyway, here is what I am taking this year:

1.Jane The Virgin

I started watching it this week thanks to a friend’s recommendation and it’s great. It’s intentionally trashy and basically this is what I live for. I’m already on season 2 due to a sleepless night and I’m definitely planning on continuing.

2. Game of ThronesGame Of Thrones LOGO

Season 7 is coming out July 16th and I NEED to rewatch at least season 6. I have to get into the sorry again and what better way than rewatching the epic-ness of that magnificent season?

bloodline_tv_series_poster3. Bloodline

I’ve been wanting to watch this series since it came out but I was never in the mood. It’s not a very popular series and I have heard much about it. (I literally know nothing. πŸ˜‰πŸ˜‰ [Hi, Jon Snow]). I just know that’s all about family drama, betrayal and secrets… so fun and summer-y! πŸ˜‚

4. Parenthood

In Italy they have made a tv show based on the NBC series “Parenthood”. Although it is not the worst I have seen, I’d still like to watch the American version. And Lauren Graham is in it. And I adore her. So I have decided to take a half the first season with me.

5. House of Cards

I started watching “House of Cards” a couple of years ago and it quickly became my sunday show. I ordered pizza and I sat in front of the Tv watching a couple of episodes. Since then I became more disinterested in the show and after the first few episodes of season 4, I abandoned it. But it’s still a great show and I’d like to finish it.

6. 13 Reasons Why

I waited so long to watch this show. And not because I was excited to see it. I was waiting for the hype to die down. Knowing I love TV shows, so many people came up to me saying I HAD to watch it. And as the subborn person that I am, I refused. Just like I did with “Stranger Things”, I decided to pospone the show until people stopped talking about it. But I got into an interesting conversation about the show with a close friend of mine and I wanted to be more engaged into the conversation and therefore… I’m briging it with me to the beach. I wanted to read the book first but… sorry, no.

7. Gilmore Girls

My obsession is still not over. I haven’t talked much about it on the blog but I am still SO INTO IT. I follow so many account about the show on Instagram. I am so obsessed with the show and I feel like a nice evening with Lorelai, Rory and Luke is just the best. JESS I STILL LOVE YOU, I MISS YOU. Hi, Milo…. (insert wink)



I know I won’t be able to watch all of these things. Since I have sooooo many books to take with me. But I want choices. (insert smily face)

I hope you liked it and please let me know what shows you are planning to see this summer!

Georgia πŸ™‚ ❀

Pretty Little Liars – s07e18 – Choose or Lose – REVIEW

ATTENTION! This review contains some strong language and (obviously) spoilers from the 18th episode of season 7 of Pretty Little Liars. You have been warned!

Okay so, I’m back from episode 18. And I’m really upset because I saw a spoiler while on twitter. I managed not to read any spoilers during these past few months, and of course I did it on the third to last episode. Anyway, let’s get into it!

Already from “the previously on” I know that there’s going to be Toby in this episode because when they bring back into the “previously on” characters I haven’t been in the show for a while, it means they are on the episode. And this upsets me quite a lot: I WANT THE ELEMENT OF SURPRISE!!
Speaking of people who are back, Ali is in the house!!!

It still feels weird for Emily and Ali to be together as I was so used to Emily and Paige and I shipped them so much. I wish they would have stayed together.
And now the police have search warrants for the girl’s flats. At least Marco hasn’t appeared yet I would’ve been so fucking pissed. But he’s not longer on the case!
The police woman who used to investigate all the cases related to the girls is back. Marco is gone I’m so happy I don’t want to see your stupid face anymore.

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Aria as the villain is something that I really can’t get behind of. It just seems innatural and forced. And so close to the end of the serie, depicting her as in evil character is absurd. I’ve said this before and I will continue saying this until the end of the show (in two weeks): RIDICULOUS.

So then Emily and Alice and tell their friends live been sleeping together and that they are actually a couple. And there is literally no reaction. NOTHING.

One of the craziest thing that happened is that Mona barged into the room and told the girls but I has been working with A.D. .

She had a couple of episodes to say this and she decided that this was the best time? I think everything is happening very very quickly and they could have spread it across the season and deleted all of that bullshit that they put in those “filler” episodes.

But my favourite thing in this ep is definitely Toby’s appearance. He looks like a poor and trashy version of a real man like Nick Offerman.

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Ezra is finally getting suspicious about Aria’s behaviour. WAKE UP, MAN!

Thinking of meeting with A.D., Aria goes to a hidden location in the middle of the wood but instead of the person who has been terrorising them for ages, she finds her friends who have set her up. Obviously, they get really really angry and Spencer and the conversation with “we’re done”.
Very dramatic…

Anyway, she tells her friends the reason she has been working with A.D. It’s because when they found out about Ezra’s book about Alison, she wanted to get back at him so she filed a police report saying that she had been taken advantage of. Isn’t that stupid? She is now marrying the guy she filled in a police report about. Of course the police is going to be suspicious! This show amazes me every single time!

But they are called back to the police station where Detective Tanner (see?! I remembered her name) shows them a piece of glass from the windshield of Archer’s (ICYMI, it’s Alison’s dead husband) car. And this piece of evidence has blood on it.
They are definitely in big trouble…

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At the beginning of the episode, A.D. sent the girls a phone with a countdown clock. We don’t know what that means, we don’t know what the countdown stands for. It is actually frustrating. I hate it.

But let’s not forget what I’m most looking forward to find out. I want to know who the baby daddy is! Why can’t they just tell us!?

Now Spencer is confronting Aria for all the bullshit that she did. I was expecting so much drama but they don’t yell at each other, they don’t say anything. But then Detective Tanner comes in and gives back all of Aria’s belongings to her and of course, Spencer is pissed.

Wait! Now she’s telling Ezra what she did and he knows about the report? He’s not angry? Why aren’t they fighting! I just want them to lash out at each other so bad.

2017-06-20 (6).pngEverybody stop everything that you’re doing: Hannah and Caleb are getting married. Like, right now. And now Mrs Marin is here! It’s sooo cute! I can’t believe it but I am actually happy about this. I’m so glad they’re getting married without a pompous Ceremony. No white gown, no cutesy lovey-dovey shit, no stupid vows…

Exactly the opposite of the following scene with Alison and Emily.

But wait, the romantic shit is not over yet. Spencer went to Toby’s cabin for whatever reason. I just can’t look at him with that beard. It’s really really ridiculous. Getting together in this episode means they have literally no morals. He has just lost his fiancΓ©e in a car crash that he was driving. And now she’s pulling moves on him. Yes, they are smooching. No wait everybody is smooching and having sex. Why? Literally everybody!!! Not a fan of this scene.
Except the Hannah and Caleb part, because that is actually very very cute… 😍😍

Time is running out! The countdown is about to hit zero and I can’t wait to see what happens next.
But Spencer smashed the phone! Is she stupid?!

And Aria is now volunteering to turn herself into the police and committing a murder? But now A.D. tells her that she has limited freedom and that she has won the game?

Oh look! A Samsung galaxy has exploded!
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Who is in her trunk?! ARCHER?! And now she’s been pulled over by the police? I am loving this so much.

So is Mona actually the villain? Is she A.D.? Because frankly I don’t believe it.



The trash is back, baby! I’m not a huge fan of this half of the season. There is so much stuff we should be worrying about and instead the writers are focusing on bullshit nobody cares about. (See: Yvonne).

What are A,D.’s motives? Where are Aria’s parents? Don’t they have jobs they have to get back to? What about Lucas and Hannah’s fashion firm? There are so many questions!!! And only 2 episodes left!

I’m baffled.

Hope you’ve enjoyed this long review and please let me know of any other trashy show I should watch because I am in need of some bad television.

Georgia πŸ™‚

Failure

I was hoping to pass at least one exam but I didn’t.

I did two and I didn’t pass either of them. Frankly I don’t know what to do. I thought I was strong enough but apparently this has set me back. I don’t deal well with failure. It is something that detroys me from the inside.

And now I have to tell my family. Great. I can already see their faces. I am sure they are not going to make a big deal out of it, especially my mom, since she is the only one who know what I’ve been going through this past year.

Should I lie? Should I just tell people I passed them?

The world I live in is very judgy. And pityful.

I HATE seeing that expression on people’s faces but even more than that, the judgy look that they give you when they take pity on you.

In a couple of days it’s my birthday, but the last thing I want to do is celebrate. I’d rather dig a hole and hide in it until august. (That’s when I will take the exams again.)

I just want this university part of my life to go away. I hate it. I can’t help myself but I really really hate it with all my heart.

I can’t drop out. I just really can’t. But it is destroying me.

I really want to be a teacher and talk in and about English all day. But the journey getting there is ripping me apart piece by piece.

I know that they are just two exams but I really wanted to pass them so I could get them over with and begin the next year with a fresh start.

Now I’m not so sure I will.

 

Georgia