Sometimes, you read a book and it fills you with this weird evangelical zeal, and you become convinced that the shattered world will never be put back together unless and until all living humans read the book.— John Green, The Fault in Our Stars
Thank you pursuitforthebetter, carpediemlovin, aliyahfrace and herenigmaticthoughts for nominating me! I really had fun in answering your questions but please pardon me for disobeying rules 4 and 5 haha! :)
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- Acknowledge the nominating blogger.
- Share 11 random facts of yourself.
- Answer 11 questions from the nominating blogger.
- List 11 bloggers to recommend. They should be bloggers you believe deserve some recognition and a little blogging love!”
- Post 11 questions for the bloggers you nominate, answer and let all the bloggers know they have been nominated. You cannot nominate the blogger who nominated you. Enjoy!
11 Random Facts about Yourself:
- I eat cupcakes or anything with frosting upside down.
- I love making the bokeh effect using my own eyes by placing my thumb at a background full of lights (ex. car lights during traffic, Christmas lights) and then staring at it. (Try it, guys! :D)
- My friends always tell me that I fix my hair every 5 minutes but I don’t think I’ll ever believe them.
- I love munching on Nutella, maple syrup and sugar. (Yes, diabetes.)
- I love the smell of books and coffee.
- I always wrap my books with plastic cover before reading them.
- I have never flown a kite. (Sad life, right?)
- I’m a pants/shorts and sneakers type of person.
- I have a love-hate relationship with being alone - it’s the only time I can think well but I tend to overthink and eventually become sad when I’m with myself. (Weird Luisa is weird)
- My ultimate dream is to become an astronaut hahaha :))
- I was born on Pi Day / 3.14 / March 14
Weekend read: When Things Come Back by John Corey Whaley
Just when seventeen-year-old Cullen Witter thinks he understands everything about his small and painfully dull Arkansas town, it all disappears… .
In the summer before Cullen’s senior year, a nominally-depressed birdwatcher named John Barling thinks he spots a species of woodpecker thought to be extinct since the 1940s in Lily, Arkansas. His rediscovery of the so-called Lazarus Woodpecker sparks a flurry of press and woodpecker-mania. Soon all the kids are getting woodpecker haircuts and everyone’s eating “Lazarus burgers.” But as absurd as the town’s carnival atmosphere has become, nothing is more startling than the realization that Cullen’s sensitive, gifted fifteen-year-old brother Gabriel has suddenly and inexplicably disappeared.
While Cullen navigates his way through a summer of finding and losing love, holding his fragile family together, and muddling his way into adulthood, a young missionary in Africa, who has lost his faith, is searching for any semblance of meaning wherever he can find it. As distant as the two stories seem at the start, they are thoughtfully woven ever closer together and through masterful plotting, brought face to face in a surprising and harrowing climax.
Complex but truly extraordinary, tinged with melancholy and regret, comedy and absurdity, this novel finds wonder in the ordinary and emerges as ultimately hopeful. It’s about a lot more than what Cullen calls, “that damn bird.” It’s about the dream of second chances.
Hello everyone! To make up for my month-long hiatus, here are some of the books on my “read” and “want-to-read”. This list is by far my favorite among the others I’ve made so I hope you appreciate it. All book descriptions are from Goodreads, by the way. *hugs* :)
Cheers and carpe diem! ♥
- Perfume: The Story of a Murderer by Patrick Süskind, John E. Woods — In the slums of eighteenth-century France, the infant Jean-Baptiste Grenouille is born with one sublime gift—an absolute sense of smell. As a boy, he lives to decipher the odors of Paris, and apprentices himself to a prominent perfumer who teaches him the ancient art of mixing precious oils and herbs. But Grenouille’s genius is such that he is not satisfied to stop there, and he becomes obsessed with capturing the smells of objects such as brass doorknobs and frest-cut wood. Then one day he catches a hint of a scent that will drive him on an ever-more-terrifying quest to create the “ultimate perfume”—the scent of a beautiful young virgin. Told with dazzling narrative brillance, Perfume is a hauntingly powerful tale of murder and sensual depravity.
- It’s Kind of a Funny Story by Ned Vizzini — Like many ambitious New York City teenagers, Craig Gilner sees entry into Manhattan’s Executive Pre-Professional High School as the ticket to his future. Determined to succeed at life-which means getting into the right high school to get into the right college to get the right job-Craig studies night and day to ace the entrance exam, and does. That’s when things start to get crazy. At his new school, Craig realizes that he isn’t brilliant compared to the other kids; he’s just average, and maybe not even that. He soon sees his once-perfect future crumbling away. The stress becomes unbearable and Craig stops eating and sleeping-until, one night, he nearly kills himself.
The Art of Fielding by Chad Harbach — At Westish College, a small school on the shore of Lake Michigan, baseball star Henry Skrimshander seems destined for big league stardom. But when a routine throw goes disastrously off course, the fates of five people are upended.
Henry’s fight against self-doubt threatens to ruin his future. College president Guert Affenlight, a longtime bachelor, has fallen unexpectedly and helplessly in love. Owen Dunne, Henry’s gay roommate and teammate, becomes caught up in a dangerous affair. Mike Schwartz, the Harpooners’ team captain and Henry’ best friend, realizes he has guided Henry’s career at the expense of his own. And Pella Affenlight, Guert’s daughter, returns to Westish after escaping an ill-fated marriage, determined to start a new life.
More of my favorites under the cut :)
Q & A
Where do you download fonts and what are your favorites?
I download fonts from dafont.com. I’ll be making a list of my favorites soon. :)
What fonts did you use in /post/56584136576?
Lazy Day and Spring Scipt
Where did you buy you planner?