Friday, 16 September 2016

an ode to john lemon

ha! i bet you thought the title was an ode to john lennon. it's not. it's john lemon. john is a fantastic lemon that i found rolled under a van while walking to school. an amazing creature, i decided to do a photoshoot with him. (i had hiccups while doing this, so the photos may be a bit shaky)

This is John in the fruit bowl, with other fruit. sadly, while writing this post, one of those mangoes have been consumed.

long range shot of john on my bed, just chilling. 

john and the faves, he was very excited when he got to meet them. (also, fun fact, i put this poster up in my parents room and they haven't taken it down.)

john in my room.

john reading his favourite book, i'll give you the sun by jandy nelson.

So, thats all for today. i hope you enjoyed john lemon!


Wednesday, 24 August 2016

1st Blogiversary!

It's my one year blogiversary! Thank you all for following and reading my posts (whenever i happen to post :P) In celebration of this,  will show you all stats! Because who doesn't love stats!

3,902 pageviews
80 posts
11 GFC Followers
12 Bloglovin' Followers

So, thank you all again. Sorry for not posting, I'm very bad at having a posting schedule.  Also, I have to give a shoutout to my friend Katelin from I Am Little K. She posts life updates, fanfics and top five lists and a bunch of other stuff so you should definitely check her out!

x rose

Friday, 15 July 2016

Favourite Books Of 2016 (so far)

hello! so today i will be sharing with you my 7 favourite books of 2016 (so far)! I will be starting with my least favourite of the favourites and ending with my favourite book of 2016 (so far).

7. The Hunt for Ned Kelly- Sophie Masson

It's good for me to read some junior fiction sometimes, and this one was really good. It is set in Australia in the late 1870s and a boy and his sister and in the midst of the hunt for ned kelly. i enjoyed it because i love historical fiction and this was probably one of the best.

6.The Gathering- Isobelle Carmody

The Gathering is an Australian novel about a boy who has moved to a town where some really weird things have happened and are happening. this book is slightly creepy to say the least and when i bought it i couldn't find a synopsis anywhere in the book. Isobelle Carmody is an amazing author and i just brought another one of her books and have one on hold at the library.

5.Naomi and Ely's No Kiss List- Rachel Cohn & David Levithan

No Kiss List (which is what i'll call it, to save myself from having to type the tittle a lot) is a really funny contemporary novel about a boy and a girl, Naomi and Ely, who fall for the same guy. it is very interesting and i read it in around one day.

4. Sara's Face- Melvin Burgess

sara's face is a YA thriller about a girl who is offered surgery on her face, but it may not be just for her. I bought this at a library sale for 50c and i really enjoyed it. it keeps you guessing until the very end. i liked it because i don't read a lot of suspenseful novels and thrillers so this one was really good.

3. Simon vs. The Homo Sapiens Agenda- Becki Albertalli

Simon Vs. The Homo Sapiens Agenda was my favourite book for about a month until i read the ones which i rank higher than Simon vs. But this book is still very good. I thoroughly enjoyed it and would definitely read it again. It was very funny but also did keep you guessing as to who the mysterious Blue was.

2.The Art of Being Normal- Lisa Williamson

The Art of Being Normal is an amazing, funny, emotional book. There are so many plot twists that you can never be sure what is going to happen. There is a giant plot twist in the middle, and because of this twist i sat on my bed shocked.

1.You Know Me Well- Nina Lacour & David Levithan

drum roll please... my favourite book of 2016 (so far) is You Know Me Well. I have two books which David Leviathan co-wrote on this list and i am currently reading another book of his. you know me well is a fantastic, emotional and funny book. it was interesting and amazing and i loved it and have nearly no words. you should definitely read it, it is phenomenal.

Have you read any of the books on this list? if so, what did you think of them? what are your favourite books of 2016?

well, i hope you enjoyed reading my list!
x rose

Thursday, 14 July 2016

Rising Authors Tag

so, i decided a good way to start the revamped blog is with a tag! i saw this on noor's blog, so you should definitely check her's out. this is the Rising Authors Tag!


1) Write a post thanking the person who tagged you: include the tag, the 11 questions asked, your answers, and, in reply to the request for a small piece of prose or poetry, share a 150-word story.
2) At the end of the post, provide 11 new questions.
3) Request a brief 150-word story from the people you tagged.
4) Tag at least one person, and include a link to their blog.


1) Write on paper or on the computer?
Computer. i will write on paper if i have to, but writing on the computer is easier for me and much easier to correct mistakes.

2) On average, how many words do you write in one session?
it depends on how I'm feeling. if i really feel like writing probably 1000- 1500. But on average around 900.

3) Fanfiction: yay or nay?
I've never actually read fanfiction, but i'm  open to the idea. i tried to write a doctor who fanfic, it did not go well.

4) Have you ever done NaNoWriMo? If so, did you win, and did you like or dislike it?
i have never done NaNoWriMo, but i might do it this year.

5) Do you share your writing with your family/close friends?
Sometimes with my parents, but i prefer to keep it to myself until i'm happy to get a second opinion.

6) What are some of the most helpful pieces of writing advice you've heard?
The reader is a friend, not a spectator.

7) Do you write poetry?
yes i do. though, it usually is quite dark.

.8) Describe 3 characters from stories that you've written.
i could list all of the characters i've called miranda, but then we'd be here for days, instead i'll list one Miranda and two others.

Miranda, a normal thirteen year-old girl who is sassy and sarcastic and slightly confused about many things and also her finger is on fire for no reason.

charlie, a guy who has to put up with his extremely annoying and slightly cute best friend/ flatmate/ love interest, oscar.

cassy, a woman of 21 years of age who is sad and determined and has a nervous twitch.

9) What called you to writing?
i honestly don't even know. 

10) Do you like killing off your characters?
never tried, probably do.

11) Have you gotten published?

here is my 150 word snippet from my WIP Entertain Me:
Knowledge. Love. Looks. advertisements for each of these things, and many more, poured out from speakers around the city. Cassy tried to ignore them, but try as she might, the words were drifting into the chip implanted in her brain and causing her to stop for a moment and turn around, asking herself whether or not she should go inspect the nearest Cash-O-Mart to find some of those drugs. But Cassy had to keep going, or else she would be loaded with shopping bags filled with Cupid’s Pills, Knowledge Capsules and too much more. She needed to keep moving, her position at the Ancient Entertainment Facility probably being auctioned off as she sped along the electro-pavement, her head down and not quite looking anyone in the eye. Of course, that was not by choice, she needed them not to see that she was about to crack under pressure, which ultimately lead to her nervous twitch to come back.

My Questions:
these are exactly the same questions i used
1) Write on paper or on the computer?
2) On average, how many words do you write in one session?
3) Fanfiction: yay or nay?
4) Have you ever done NaNoWriMo? If so, did you win, and did you like or dislike it?
5) Do you share your writing with your family/close friends?
6) What are some of the most helpful pieces of writing advice you've heard?
7) Do you write poetry?
8) Describe 3 characters from stories that you've written.
9) What called you to writing?
10) Do you like killing off your characters?
11) Have you gotten published?

i tag
anyone who wants to do this tag.

thank you for reading, have a great day, morning evening or night.

x rose


hello! i am back, after 2 months. i have some news. i will probably be changing my blog name and becoming a book blog. i will still be posting some of the same content as before but the content will be more/primarily about books now. please stick with me throughout these changes, and thank you to all my readers! if you were wondering why i decided to change my blog, its because i have been stuck for content that is not book related, and i've not been very happy with my blog lately. i will stay with the same url, but there will be some big changes. thanks for reading!

x rose

Thursday, 12 May 2016

the book obsession

Let me start by stating something. I am a very unreliable blogger. I do not think of myself as a very reliable person when it comes to schedules, or time management for that matter. Now I must, of course, explain my absence. I have been at camp for 3 days, but that's no excuse. I guess I have been avoiding Blogger, and have been caught up in the Debating black hole, as I am in my school's debating team, and our debate is tomorrow. Now, onto whatever today's post is, as I'm making it up as I go on. I guess it is my addiction to going to the library. What I cannot fathom is how I go to the library once a week, but some of my friends have not been at all.
my latest haul.

 I have had a library card since I was four, seven years ago. But maybe it's just me. When I go to the library, I get at least 4 books (yeah, I have a pretty big overdue fee!) so, I guess I do have an obsession with reading. Thank you for reading my ramble on books. See you soon! (I hope...)

rose    =^ . ^=

Wednesday, 20 April 2016

On The English Language

Hi. Today I was thinking about how weird the english language is.

Let me explain. Say you exclaim 'don't you dare' to someone, sounds pretty normal, right? But then, when you bear in mind that 'don't' is a contraction of the words 'do not' so technically, you are saying.....


This is the same for 'can't' in some circumstances, like 'why can't you pick up the book today?' which is, of course, 'why can not you pick up the book today?'

In conclusion, the english language is weird. I forgot to thank you guys before, but thank you for 10 followers! I know it sounds small but it means a lot to me. Anyway, I hope you are having a great day.

Do you think the english language is weird? What's the weirdest word/contraction that you've come across?

rose :3