“For now… she could be selfish for a little longer”.
What a beautiful introspection into her character. Her love story with Dorian is possibly more Insta-love than any other couple in this series, but I’ll excuse that for her selflessness. She reminds me a little of Sophie from The Infernal Devices.
|such a beautiful ray of sunshine, how could anybody hate on him???|
Now I wouldn’t say I’m addicted to Facebook, per se.
But I would most definitely say I have an urge to see if somebody has messaged me on Facebook, when I know there’s no reason for anybody to message me. I’ve tried to cut back already by deleting the app and messaging my friends on my phone.
What is it that I love about a meaningless scroll through Facebook?
I actually hate to do it on Instagram, particularly on personal accounts. It’s so dull.
It has partially to do with what was mentioned earlier, about my need to see if I’m needed or thought of from somebody else.
But I think it’s also being in the ‘know’ of things. Buzzfeed is also addictive.
I may have 2x 1000 word essays to memorise in 1 night, but that evanescent need continues to lurk in the back of my mind.
I read on Goodreads one of my friends has successfully changed their Facebook addiction to a even larger book addiction.
Wouldn’t we all love to have extra time to read?
So I talked to them some more about how they did it.
They said that everytime they had an urge to feed that need to check Facebook meaninglessly, they would pick up a book.
I think I’m going to try this out! I encourage you to all try this too, whether for a day, week or month! You don’t have to set a duration, but it’d be easier to stick to it rather than breaking it.
How to Get Started:
- Make sure you have enough books to wizz through 😉 Don’t have enough money? GO TO THE LIBRARY. Since I have a particular genre I usually stick to (YA- paranormal- romance), most of the books the library has gotten are untouched. They’re NOT all ‘gross and old’. Give it a go!
- Yes, check Facebook one last time.
- Tell all your friends (your REAL friends, not your Facebook ‘friends’) where else they can contact you for the duration of your challenge. Texting or emailing is always good.
- Bring a book where-ever you go. If you’re doing things such as studying, like myself, try to read between an interval. Such as every 40 mins of study= 15 mins reading time.
- You’re good to go! Enjoy your detox of boring and meaningless web articles and say hello to the beauty of another world!
2.Checking Facebook whenever possible
3. Overly concerned with your Facebook image
4. Mundane status updates
5. Spending HOURS each day on Facebook
I saw this post in a book club meeting, and thought this is a great way to format reviews.
Book Club Questions for Fiction / Novels
|Use our general fiction questions when you can’t find specific discussion questions. They’re basic but smart.
1. How did you experience the book? Were you engaged immediately, or did it take you a while to
2. Describe the main characters—personality traits, motivations, and inner qualities.
• Why do characters do what they do?
• Are their actions justified?
• Describe the dynamics between characters (in a
marriage, family, or friendship).
• How has the past shaped their lives?
• Do you admire or disapprove of them?
• Do they remind you of people you know?
3. Are the main characters dynamic—changing or maturing by the end of the book? Do they learn about themselves, how the world works and their role in it?
4. Discuss the plot:
• Is it engaging—do you find the story interesting?
• Is this a plot-driven book—a fast-paced page-turner?
• Does the plot unfold slowly with a focus on character?
• Were you surprised by complications, twists & turns?
• Did you find the plot predictable, even formulaic?
5. Talk about the book’s structure.
• Is it a continuous story…or interlocking short stories?
• Does the time-line move forward chronologically?
• Does time shift back & forth from past to present?
• Is there a single viewpoint or shifting viewpoints?
• Why might the author have chosen to tell the story
the way he or she did?
• What difference does the structure make in the way
you read or understand the book?
6. What main ideas—themes—does the author explore? (Consider the title, often a clue to a theme.) Does the author use symbols to reinforce the main ideas? (See our free LitCourses on both Symbol and Theme.)
7. What passages strike you as insightful, even profound? Perhaps a bit of dialog that’s funny or poignant or that encapsulates a character? Maybe there’s a particular comment that states the book’s thematic concerns?
8. Is the ending satisfying? If so, why? If not, why not…and how would you change it?
9. If you could ask the author a question, what would you ask? Have you read other books by the same author? If so how does this book compare. If not, does this book inspire you to read others?
10. Has this novel changed you—broadened your perspective? Have you learned something new or been exposed to different ideas about people or a certain part of the world?
(Questions by LitLovers. Please feel free to use them, online or off, with attribution. Thanks.)
This isn’t really for you guys, it’s more so you guys know what I’ll be reading in the next few days.
I really want to improve my blog, and make the best content I can contribute!
Here’s a list of articles that I’ll be reading to improve my blog:
I also subscribed to all of them 🙂
the other one