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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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.

and baby makes two

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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Book Review: And Baby Makes Two

*Warning: Contains Spoilers*

“Getting what you want is only the beginning.”

I finally read And Baby Makes Two by Dyan Sheldon. This mildly light hearted yet extremely realistic and hard hitting books is one of my favorites. Dyan Sheldon has a way of connecting with her audience and really being able to describe a teenage mind and life. This book is about a fifteen year old girl, Lana, who makes some seriously bad decisions and ends up going through a much deserved hard time. Unlike most books to do with teenagers this isn’t a love story, it doesn’t make teenagers look like deep, misunderstood young adults and it isn’t afraid to be raw. One thing I have noticed with YA books is that most of them show parents as uncaring, distant, busy or just in general misunderstanding whereas they show teenagers to be smarter, deeper, and more mature than they should be. This book turns the tables around which is nice because it’s different from what we are so used to reading.

Lana is a very petty, immature, lost, naïve and silly fifteen year old. She and her mother have a very complicated relationship which mainly seems due to a lot of miscommunication and mildly due to Lana’s stubborn and unforgiving nature. She blames her mother for pretty much everything from her bad grades to global warming. She only lets herself live in her make belief day dream because I guess she is too young and innocent to realize that the world isn’t what it seems.

On her fifteenth birthday Lana excitedly puts on a bunch of makeup and wears a very revealing and skanky dress that her mother refuses to let her wear which leads to a huge quarrel between the two. She ends up going to a burger place alone and there as she drowns in sorrow and self-pity she meets a men she thinks is “THE ONE” (foreshadow: he is an asshole).

The two date for a while and she quickly decides now that she has met the perfect man there is no need for her to bother with school (where she was failing anyway) and it was time to take her relationship to the next level. She and her boyfriend, Les, decide to have sex that is sloppy and that she definitely doesn’t enjoy. Unfortunately, she ends up pregnant however unlike literally everyone else she is absolutely thrilled and looks forward to starting, what she believes, a family with Les.

Les who is less enthusiastic about the whole situation and acts like a perfect jackass towards her and the baby. Even though he regularly wants to have sex with her, he is not ready to take any responsibility whatsoever. Lana’s mother desperately tries to tell Lana that having a baby is not as fun as Madonna makes it look. Les, on the other hand, goes on a trip to Greece (without Lana) who goes into labor and has a baby girl called Shinola.

After Lana has the baby, Les finally shows up referring to the baby as “it” and definitely not having the moving reaction Lana hoped for when he sees Shinola for the first time. He is still only interested in sex and eventually Lana finally starts to see that have a baby isn’t what the movies make it seem like. Her mother too starts to slowly stop trying so hard and begins to give up on Lana.

The ending is quite a turn from the starting but it actually makes a lot of sense, Lana learns what growing up and taking responsibility is really like and her mum learns that she needs to let go- Lana is definitely not a baby anymore.

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