Hellooooooo everyone!! I’m so happy as it’s finally half-term for me – like what?!?! I’ve been waiting for this day for ages, and now it’s finally here! Yay 🎉
Personally, I cannot believe how quickly the first half of term has gone: its had its ups and downs, but I survived (phew 😅).
Bookish thoughts & the Power of Literature
As the title suggests, this post is going to be based on my recent bookish thoughts and the power of literature – so let the bookish musings begin!
As I’ve briefly mentioned before, I absolutely LOVE to read! My favourite books are the ones that trigger all different kinds of emotions, and I love a book that makes you connect with the characters, and love & hate them all at the same time. Reading is such a powerful tool and I don’t know what I’d do if it weren’t for books; they offer me an escapism from the real world, as well as the opportunity to put myself in someone else’s shoes. 😊
Above everything, I love how the power of someone’s words can make you dream up an alternate universe that only you will ever encounter. 🙃
My favourite bookish quote at the moment:
‘Books can be dangerous. The best ones should be labelled ‘this could change your life’’ – Helen Exley
I absolutely adore this quote – it’s 100% true, books can change your life and this is definitely another one of my favourite things about them. The potential of books is limitless…. 😍
(Don’t you agree!?)
My favourite book of all time:
‘The Hate U Give’ by Angie Thomas (or THUG for short)
Wow. This book is an emotional rollercoaster with an upmost serious message behind it. The style in which it is written is so, well, perfect, and the book oozes with an unspoken power & influence over you.
THUG has won many deserving awards, and I think this was the main reason as to why I picked it up – it’d been on my wish list for a while due to all the amazing reviews it was getting. I was finally able to read this over the Summer, and it exceeded my expectations. Normally I’m not necessarily a fan of the most popular books; I’m not too partial to the Harry Potter series, for example, so, wow… 😍 I haven’t not been able to think about this novel for ages.
In the past, I’ve heard people say that when you read an inspirational book, then a part of it will stay with you forever, and this is 100% correct. How could I ever forget this amazing piece of literature?
The movie: 🎥
As you can imagine, I’m SUPER EXCITED for the movie, which I believe is released in the UK in a couple of weeks🍿!!!! I shall definitely be going to see it as soon as I can…. (Sorry for the slight excited super-fan moment! 😳)
Have you read The Hate U Give? What do you think – incredible or overrated?
Anyway, that’s all for now. I really hope this post was of interest to you, would you like to see more posts like this in the future?
Have a great half term guys 😊,
Lots of love,