The great thing about the human mind, what stimulates and motivates it to function and what doesn’t, is that while a stimulus is present, it is living in complete illusion, with complete disregarding of facts. Once the stimulus is removed, it can see facts clearly, and realizes that most of what it has been imagining and planning for is nothing but a mere dream.
It’s always true that novels are seas of words and emotions and ideas transported from the mind of someone who’s really good with words--aka the author--to someone who’s really interested in words--aka the reader--but it’s especially true with historical fiction.
I may be a hypocrite, but the main reason why I’m writing this post is because I miss blogging and it’s gonna be two more weeks until I finish the phenomenal novel in my hands and review it. So I decided to ramble, again, about something that sparked up in my head the other day.
It’s how I like to call it lately. A lot of people may call it a lot of different things, but the truth is I haven’t scientifically researched it very well; this state of a disrupted mind, and the deep sense of despair at the fact that your life is going by in front of your eyes like you might watch a tape, but you’re not taking any important role in it.
This blogpost is divided into two parts: one of them consists of The Waiting, a written account of the time I spent waiting. The other is The Living, a written account of the time I stopped waiting and started living. Each was written in a different time setting.
Title: Looking for Alaska Author: John Green Year of Publication: 2005 Published by: Speak (by Penguin Teen) Genre: Young adult/Fiction/Contemporary/Romance I think by now John Green has a place on my list of Favorite People of All-time. Why? Because he’s simply capable of grabbing a bunch of different, normal teenagers and a normal place... Continue Reading →
Title: The Opposite of Amber Author: Gillian Phillip Year of Publication: 2011 Published by: Bloomsbury Publishing My Goodreads Rating: 3/5 Genre: Thriller/ Mystery/ Young Adult Here’s what you need to know before reading this review: I’m usually a reader who’s very picky about her reads, and being a slow, beginner at this I usually... Continue Reading →