Ruler Of The Books Tag!

I want to thank Christina for nominating me for this amazing tag! This is my first time doing it! She is awesome and if you like books you definitely need to check out her blog if you haven’t already!!

WHAT BOOK WOULD YOU MAKE EVERYONE READ?

Pride And Prejudice by Jane Austin or the Harry Potter series because you really can’t hate them!

WHAT WOULD YOU ABOLISH IN BOOK CONSTRUCTION?

Hmmm I don’t think I would want to abolish anything in particular.

WHAT AUTHOR WOULD YOU COMMISSION TO WRITE YOU ANY BOOK?

Jack Kerouac or Mark Twain- I really like their style.

WHAT BOOK WOULD YOU DEMOTE TO THE LIBRARY BASEMENT TO MAKE ROOM FOR NEW BOOK?

The Catcher In The Rye (sorry to all the people who love this book!)

WHAT COVER ARTIST WOULD YOU COMMISSION TO MAKE A MURAL?

Quentin Blake

WHAT CHARACTER’S FACE WOULD YOU PUT ON A COIN?

Mr. Darcy- to be honest I have always had a crush on him and would love to see his face on coins.

WHAT BOOK WOULD YOU AWARD THE “RULER OF BOOKS” 2016 PRIZE TO?

I don’t know most of the books I read last year were pretty old. I don’t think I’ve read stuff published in 2016. If you have any suggestions about 2016 books to read leave them below!

My Nominees Are:

Bookishendavours

Shweta Suresh

theorangutanlibrarian

James J Cudney IV

And anyone reading this consider yourself nominated!

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The Liebster Award!

I would like to thank wavesofawesomeness for nominating me for this award! Please check it out if you haven’t already if you like quotes, poetry and other awesome posts!

So the rules for this award are as follows:

  1. Acknowledge blog who nominated you and display award
  2. Answer 11 questions the blogger gives you
  3. Give 11 random facts about yourself
  4. Nominate 11 blogs
  5. Notify them of the nomination
  6. Give them 11 questions to answer

The Questions Given To Me:

Would you rather own a bakery or a candy shop?

I would have to say a bakery because as much as I like candy I prefer pastries!

Do you prefer drawings or paintings?

Both! And if you like paintings check out this blog.

Would you rather live in an area that’s always hot or always cold?

Cold. I always prefer the cold over the heat

Who are your favourite bloggers and what is/ are your favourite post(s) from them?(I don’t have to be one of them 😉 )

wavesofawesomeness

Elaine

Shay-lon

Opher

inkgirlandwords

Jirah

orangutanlibrarian

Chape

Shweta Suresh

Katzenworld

becomingdeutsch

Esmé

Simon

Shruti

Christina

And I’m sure I’m still forgetting a few!

Who are your favourite YouTubers?

I really like Ryan Higa!

Who are some of your favourite authors?

Jane Austen

J. K. Rowling

Dan Brown

Stephenie Meyer

Dyan Sheldon

Khaled Hosseini

Margret Atwood

Jack Kerouac

Meg Cabot

Describe your blog in an advert style

Ever wondered what it would be like to be a confused, anxious, pessimistic, weird, introverted, twenty year old girl? Well look no further we have just the blog you want! At lifesfinewhine not only do you get the real twenty year old girl trying to find herself experience you also sometimes get random posts about Awards and Tags! So don’t forget to check out lifesfinewhine to stop the fun and start the soul crushing anxiety!

What is/was your favourite topic to study in History?

Everything! I swear I have never been bored learning something in History (yes I know I’m a nerd).

What type of phone do you have?

Samsung

What would you change about your life?

I would get rid of my anxiety.

If you were president/ mayor/ royalty, what would you do or change about your area/ county/ country?

I would work harder to bring peace and unity to my country, I would also make sure that my country causes as little pollution as possible even if it means certain things are banned, I would work very hard to stop hunting, I would try to help people who can’t afford education get free education, I would try to bring universal healthcare and free university for my citizens.

11 Facts About Me:

  • I love Italian food
  • I want to someday see Germany and hopefully live there!
  • I want to explore Europe
  • I love anything to do with History and Psychology
  • I am currently learning German
  • I’m 20
  • I’m 5’2
  • I love animals
  • I love art
  • I used to like horror movies but I’m not that into them anymore
  • I love reading

My Nominees Are:

Anyone and everyone reading this! (Do the same questions!)

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The Versatile Blogger Award

I was nominated for this award by Jeyran Main and Shruti! I got nominated for this award by both of them!! Jeyran is an awesome writer and has amazing book reviews so please check out her blog!! Shruti is an Indian girl living and exploring Germany so if like me your obsessed with Germany or trying to get a hang of German please do check out her blog!

The Rules: 

1) Display the award on your blog.

2) Thank the blogger that nominated you and provide a link to their blog.

3) Share seven facts about yourself.

4) Nominate 15 bloggers for the award and provide links to their blog.

Seven Facts About Me: 

  •  I like art
  •  I love nature and animals
  •  I really like salty and spicy foods but I am not of a fan of sweet food
  •  Pride And Prejudice is my favorite book
  •  I really love everything to do with makeup
  •  I love psychology and tend to lean towards the Freudian approach
  •  My favorite Star Wars character is Han Solo

My Nominees Are:

Riya

inkgirlandwords

Jirah Merizz

Esther

mntazi

Kristen

Mysliceoflife

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Real Neat Blog Award!

I was nominated for this amazing award by Riya and I am so thankful it was so fun to do! She’s super sweet and has a really inspirational blog so please do check it out if you haven’t already!

RULES :

  • Thank the person(s) who nominated you in a blog post and link back to their blog
  •  Answer the 7 questions sent by the person who nominated you.
  •  Nominate 7 new blogs to receive the award and write them 7 new questions
  • List the rules and display the Real Neat Blogger Award logo on your post and/or on your blog.

If God grants you an instant wish, what will you ask for?

My first thought was to ask for my anxiety to go away but then I changed my mind and decided world peace was more important.

Are you a cat person or dog person or both or none?

Both! I love pretty much all animals!

What are your favorite Pizza toppings?

Cheese! That’s all I really need!

If you are granted a free vacation towards nature, do you prefer greenery or the ocean?

Greenery because I would love to hike and go on safaris!

How well do you know yourself?

Does anyone truly know themselves? I believe there are four parts of oneself:

  •  The part both the people around you and you yourself know about
  •  The part that only you know about
  •  The part that only the people around you know about
  •  The part no one knows about (similar to the unconscious)

What do you think about bloggers meet up?

I think that would be very interesting!

Do you have any crush on your book characters? If yes, who is it?/Who are they?

Mr. Darcy of course!

My Nominees Are:

Anyone reading this!

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And use the same questions because I thought these were pretty interesting ones and I would love to see your take on them!

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Mark Twain Quotes

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Harry Potter Quotes!!

So as you all probably know I am totally obsessed with Harry Potter and decided to share some of my favorite quotes with you today!

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Desert Island Book Tag

Before I start out this post I just want to give a big shout out to theorangutanlibrarian for nominating me for this book tag! Theorangutanlibrarian has an amazing blog and if you are interested in books and pretty much anything to do with reading this is the blog you need to follow!

Water — A book you simply cannot live without

The Harry Potter Series By J. K. Rowling of course!

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Food — A book that is a close second on your favourites list

The Little Prince By Antoine De Saint-Exupery

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Shelter — A book that makes you feel at home and safe

The Hitchhikers Guide To The Galaxy By Douglas Adams

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Flare Gun — A book you would recommend to someone who doesn’t read

An Abundance Of Katherines By John Green

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Matchsticks — A book that warms your heart

A Thousand Splendid Suns By Khaled Hosseini

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Compass — A book that directed you towards your love of reading

The Secret Seven Series by Enid Blyton

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I tag:

zahraammar

Issa

Maranda Lee

(Feel free to ignore if you’ve already done this)

And to everyone else- what would be your number one pick for a desert island?

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My February

February was a pretty fun month and I thought I would share some of my favorite books and music from that month.

Books

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“She smokes like a chimney, drinks like a fish and dresses like her mother”

Bridget Jones’s Diary by Helen Fielding- this book is eccentric, hilarious, crazy and fun. It may not be a literary classic but everyone needs to read this book at least once. It’s about a woman, Bridget, who is concerned about dying alone and being eaten by her dogs. In her desperation she ends up with a flirty, player and snubs a genuinely sweet man. The story consists of her figuring her life out and learning more about herself at the same time. If you want to read my full review for this book click here.

The Unknown Ego– this book is about the Freudian theory of the ego and how it effects behavior. It explains from a psychodynamic approach how human behavior is effected by the by our earlier experiences in life. I would not really encourage everyone to read it but I would encourage anyone who is interested in psychology, especially the psychodynamic approach, to check this book out. I’m still barely starting to learn psychology but since I want to become a therapist I thought I should read up on it and this book was so easy to follow and simple so I also really liked it for that reason.

“The quicker you let go of old cheese the sooner you find new cheese”

Who Moved My Cheese by Spencer Jones- as someone who finds change thoroughly uncomfortable this book was pretty helpful. I can sometimes be obsessive and I enjoy being habitual but this book was really helpful in pointing out the errors of my ways. To anyone who suffers from something similar I would strongly advise you to pick up a copy of this book.

Music

I don’t really have a particular song that I am obsessed with right now (except Work because it keeps getting stuck in my head) but I right now I am obsessed with The Ramones and everything by them.

Movies

Bridget Jones’s Diary– I really wanted to watch this movie after reading the book and I have to admit it was a great movie. The plot was very similar although not the same as some timings of events were changed. Something I didn’t particularly enjoy in the movie was how they had cut out most of the things Bridget’s mother and father did. Apart from a few annoying changes most of the changes were actually good and didn’t ruin the movie or plot at all. I also liked how the picked Colin Firth to play Mark Darcy!

The Man From U.N.C.L.E– this movie was both funny and entertaining. It had quite some action in it so it didn’t get boring at all. The witty humor, sarcasm and irony made the movie very enjoyable to watch. The plot pretty much revolves around two agents, one Russian and one American, who are forced to work together during the time of the Cold War.

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Book Review: Bridget Jones’s Diary

*Warning: Contains Spoilers*

“I like you very much, just as you are”

I had been meaning to read Bridget Jones’s Diary by Helen Fielding for a while now and I finally just got a chance to read it. Well I have a small confession to make- I haven’t finished the whole book yet because I had to revise for a history test I had today but I am almost done so I decided to write the review anyway.

Bridget Jones is a very, very relatable character who is mildly obsessed with her co-worker Daniel, smokes too much and has some self-esteem problems. She has a sort of out of control life and sometimes makes some horrible decisions. Her mother is one of those typical posh, controlling types who’s always gossiping or asking about when she’s going to get some grandchildren. Her father is more of a quiet, just-go-with-it type.

In the beginning we realize that Bridget has made some quite amusing resolutions for the New Year but is unfortunately forced to spend it with her parents and their annoyingly curious friends who try to hook her up with a Mr. Darcy who ironically spends most of the night standing on his own scrutinizing the contents of the bookshelf.

She however fancies Daniel who the reader can tell is a player and seems to be a jerk but she is oblivious to his flaws (as we all are at some point). Meanwhile her parents separate and her mother tries to experiment with more men and gets a job. Her father on the other hand is devastated and calls her way too often to moan about his life. Her friends on the other hand are quite amusing too and soon we find out none of their lives are all that perfect either.

This book may not have complex language, it may not have a great deal of linguistic and literary features and it may be simply written however this is still one of the greatest books I have ever read. The level of humor and sarcasm is off the charts- it is going to have you laughing from the first page. It’s also very realistic and can actually be very serious at times and it really does discuss important things about life, just with a hint of humor. It is really down to earth and everyone can fit in Bridget’s shoes because we’ve all been there.

I would really, really encourage everyone to read this book. Bridget Jones’s Diary is one of the finest books I have read in a long time and it is one the few books that has actually got me laughing aloud.

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My January Favorites

So I decided to do another favorites post since January was a very fun month and I read a bunch of new books and got into a bunch of awesome music!

My Favorite Books

I haven’t really read those many books this month since my school started and I’ve been pretty busy actually but I read these three and I absolutely loved them. Dyan Sheldon, John Green and Khaled Hosseini are some of my favorite writers and these books were really amazing.

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And Baby Makes Two by Dyan Sheldon– this book is not just another YA novel. Well technically it is but it is completely different from all the others that I have read. Unlike most YA novels that I have read where teens are shown to be deep and smart, this one shows a fifteen year old girl who is sometimes naïve and sometimes just stupid. Her mom who is at times controlling but who does it for her own good is somehow saddening to read about. So the book pretty much revolves around the fifteen year old Lana who gets pregnant and faces some harsh realities of life and is brought down to earth. If you want to read my full review for this book click here.

“Getting what you want is only the beginning.”

 

The Kite Runner by Khaled Hosseini– I love this book so much that I decided to reread it for like the third time. Each time I read it I always end up having tears in my eyes. Hosseini’s amazing and raw description teamed with the amazing plot and loveable characters is what make this book incredible. This book shows us a different side of Afghanistan, one we are not shown by the media. Set in the 1970’s, this book reveals the damage done by the Russians. The book is about a young boy who makes a mistake that will change his life forever and continue to haunt him throughout his youth. He goes back to Afghanistan hoping to right his wrongs only to find out about some horrific things that have happened since he left the country. He must now fight unlike what he did before and he must finally face his demons. If you want to read my full review for this book click here.

“For you, a thousand times over.”

Looking For Alaska by John Green– this book just brought out so many emotions in me by the time I was done I just wanted to lie in bed for a few days and do absolutely nothing. This book is about a boy Miles who meets a girl called Alaska. From the moment he lays his eyes on her he knows there’s something about her. He is instantly interested in her and soon finds out she is a very deep but unhappy young girl. Just as they start to really get to know each other tragedy hits. Miles who is devastated is forced to figure out some harsh realities about life and about Alaska too. The end is very bittersweet and I would definitely recommend this book to everyone.

“The only way out of the labyrinth of suffering is to forgive”

My Favorite Songs

So when I like a song I get insanely obsessed with it and listen to it until I can’t bear it anymore. I didn’t listen to much music this month because I was just too obsessed with these tracks:

We Didn’t Start The Fire by Billy Joel– this song is pretty much Billy Joel listing historical events and people which is like heaven for me. As most people probably know by now I am pretty much obsessed with history and everything to do with it so this song was so amazing to find. The first time I heard it was on Parks and Recreation and I needed to hear it again. Since I study history in school and we are currently doing the Cold War this was so relevant and it even helped me with understanding the timeline better. You can have a listen to it here.

Uptown Girl by Billy Joel– I had heard this on Trainwreck before but I hadn’t exactly loved it but when I started listening to We Didn’t Start The Fire I decided I would give this song a listen too and so I did and ended up loving it. It’s such a fun song and it’s really sweet too. I have literally not been able to stop listening to Billy Joel this month and the crazy thing is I am still not tired of his songs (I usually get tired of songs pretty fast). You can have a listen to it here.

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