Day 29 Book Photo Challenge: My Bookshelf
I took this as a good opportunity to up date the photo I have of my library. I have other large book shelves around the house but this is the main area where I read. There was at some time in the past some sort of order to the books but that has been left by the wayside.
When we moved in the shelves were already attached to the wall which meant that our original plan of making this room into a pool room couldn’t happen. Its called the library because that is what button on the air conditioning calls it. And I couldn’t have been more delighted.
April Book Photo Challenge - Day 7: Socially Awkward Character
Cath is my spirit animal
sometimes i’m really crappy at keeping my books in an orderly manner. but i like it when it turns into one of those beautiful mess thing
I live in fear that one day companies will realise nobody reads the terms and conditions and start slipping in extras like selling your soul and I will be contractually obliged to do so. But then again even if that happened I’d probably still be too lazy to read them through.
top shelf read; second shelf stand-alones; third shelf series; bottom shelf classics + swedish.
March Book Photo Challenge: Day Three
↳Quote — "Some infinities are bigger than other infinities."
So this little cigarette right here has sparked a whole new brand of TFiOS hate, much of which is coming from people who claimed to love the book.
Many people are now pointing out how “pretentious” Augustus is, and I can’t help but think, You’re only just now realizing this. He was written to be a seemingly pretentious and arrogant person. The acknowledgement of this is actually highly important because, without it, the book loses the message that a hero’s journey is that of strength to weakness.
Augustus Waters has big dreams for himself. He wants to be known and remembered; he wants to be a hero; he wants to be seen as perfect. But there’s already something standing in his way… He has a disability, and society tells him that a person cannot be both perfect and disabled. So what does he do? He creates a persona for himself. He tries to appear older and wiser than he is. But the pretentious side of him is NOT who he truly is. It’s all an act. (This is evident in the fact that he often uses words in the wrong context.)
And when his cancer returns, we begin to see his mask cracking. The true Augustus begins to bleed through… Hazel even takes notice of this from time to time. And by the time we get to the gas station scene, Augustus is no longer the picture of perfection he was when we met him. The play has been canceled. The actor must reveal himself. And he’s revealed to be a weak, defenseless boy, succumbing to the cancer that is made of him.
THE PRETENTIOUSNESS IS INTENTIONAL. It stands to show Augustus’s journey from flawless to flawed, from strong to weak. It’s the key to understanding that Augustus was the hero he always wanted to be, even if he didn’t realized it.
u analysed that better than an English teacher ever would, well done u
March Book Photo Challenge, 13. Fandom
April Book Photo Challenge - Day 10: Book Stack
Colourful YA books