​One Paris Summer by Denise Grocer Swank

​This is probably one of the best books I’ve read this year. Being a music person I loved the piano bits if the book but I know it annoyed some others that have read the book. I just loved this whole book. It would make a perfect K-Drama in that it kept you going till the very last pages and had all the proper rollercoaster feels. 
Sophie’s father moved to Paris last August. Her parents get divorced and a few months later her dad calls saying he’s gettinv married and wants Sophie and her brother to come to Paris to be there. Her dad wants them to stay all summer but Sophie has to practice her piano assignment during the summer so she can get that scholarship. Her father promises that he’ll have a piano there for her to practice and her mom says it’ll be a great opportunity. So Sophie is shipped off to Paris for the summer. There she meets her new stepmom (a lovely lady), her new stepsister (a not so lovely lady), and Mathieu (extremely good looking but a complete jerk). And her dad lied: he doesn’t have a piano and doesn’t plan to get one either. Lucky for her Mathieu seems to want to share his. The question is can she stand him for that long? 

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Anna and the French Kiss by Stephanie Perkins

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So after a loooong break I’m finally back in business. I hafe found a new book to add to my list of favorites. *Drum roll* Anna and the French Kiss! I have been trying to convince myself to read this book for about six months now but everytime I pass it up. Not this time and I am so glad I didn’t. Honestly I didn’t know what to expect out of this book. I was kind of afraid it woukd be you avaerage girl-forced-to-study-in-different-country book. I am pleased to announce: I was wrong.

The plot:  Anna Oliphant is shipped off to Paris, France to study there for her senior year of highschool. Anna is horrifed. She knows three French words (maybe) and is not a people person. When she arrives in France she meets a group of people who quickly become her good friends. Amoung those is French British American Etienne St. Clair. Anna quickly falls for him but Étienne has a girlfriend and Anna has a sort of boyfriend in the states. She hopes. So he’s totally off limits. At least that’s what she tells herself.

In case you couldn’t tell I loved this book. Five stars.

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“Yeah, I’m great. Nothing like witnessing a death match between gods when I’m trying to get some Cheetos. -Deacon”-Deity by Jennifer L Armentrout

Do you ever feel that way? Deacon meant literally but sometimes it can be figurative too. Like you go for Cheetos and your younger siblings are battling it out on minecraft(which you cant play) and it’s so epic you just can’t even. True story.

“Doing my thing like a chicken wing.” – Luc from Lux by Jennifer L Armentrout

Can I just say that was pretty much the funniest line I have read in ever. I instantly had to share with my friend and she laughed so hard she almost died. Seriously though we all need to own it so hard we can honestly, sincerely say that we are indeed ‘doing our thing like a chicken wing.’

Butterfly by BTS  Story by Park Shin Hye  Don’t Cry by Park Bom

All that’s really to write this time is that Story is from a show called Heirs or the Inheritors and that’s what the video clips are taken from. Park Bom is in a band called 2NE1.

Fools(Cover by JungKook+Rap Monster of BTS)   Out of the Woods(Grammy Museum)    Wildest Dreams(Grammy Museum)

The first song is orginally by Troye Sivan but I prefer the Jung Kook Rap Mon ver better since I like BTS anyway. The other two are just Taylore Swift songs preformed acoustically at the Grammy Museum. These are the versions of the two songs I like the most. They really show off her vocal and instrument skills in my opinion.

Pricked(Mino+Taehyun of Winner)  I’m Young(Taehyun of Winner)  Okey Dokey(org. by Zico+Mino)+Baby Baby(Winner)  Kness(IU)

Here are the Korean songs for this moment. Winner just had a comeback recently and their new songs were really different from their first ones. The concept was so differenet.  And may I just say Nam Taehyun is looking quite nice with the side part blonde hair over there….  I am constantly jelly of that boy’s makeup.

IU is one of the only girl singers I like especially in Kpop. This song reminds me of life. There are moments when all you want to do is lay down on your mother’s or father’s lap and fall asleep like you used to but you can’t. Times when you want to laugh openly like a child but have lost that freeness.

Hush Hush   When You’re Gone

These are the two english songs for this week. More Lavinge (sorry). Hush Hush is one I started listening to because of the title and the fact that it shares it with a book. When You’re Gone is a really pretty song to me. It kind of embodies a feeling I want to have, and think should exist, in a good relationship. Because I am that much of a dork.

Korean Comebacks

Call You Bae   Sympathy  SympathyAc   Hold Your Hand   Breathe

Just FYI these are Korean songs. The first two have English subtitles if you click on the CC button but the other two do not.

The first one is the comeback of a rapper, Jimin(the girl), who does not usually do cute songs like this. It’s so unbelievably catchy and even though I’m more of a ballad person myself I really like this song.

The second is by a singer Jung Joon Young (JJY). He has a very deep voice for his geeky gamer looks and personality. For those of you that care to know what the lyrics are to the song you’re listening to the first video had sub in Eng and in Esp(Spanish). The second one is the version I listen to.

The next two are both by Lee Hi and they literally came out the day I posted this so there is no sub for them yet. Lee Hi is one of my favorite singers because her voice is so unlike any other singer right now.

Many other comebacks happened, like Winner, but these were my favorite ones for this year specifically.

Falling Fast Nobody’s Home

So I’ve decided to try out this thing where I share a few songs that I’m really into right now. At the moment I’m listening to a lot of Avril Lavigne. I’m only putting two of her songs on here right now: Falling Fast and Nobody’s Home. They’re the ones I’m listening to on repeat. Specifically the versions/videos I’ve put here.

 

Between the Devil and the Deep Blue Sea by April Genevieve Tucholke

This is part of a two book series-so far. It was a very good book and the idea was intriguing. the whole story was based off of an idea I had never heard of before and I’d love to know where she got her inspiration.

The book is about a girl named Violet,her grandmother has died recently and Violet lives in her old house on the sea side. She meets River Redding and his brother Neely. River has a very exceptional gift pf what is called a “glow”. Neely does not seem to have this gift. Later in the book another Redding sibling comes in and wreaks havoc in the life of Violet.

In the next book Neely and Violet go looking for River who disappeared. They find a two friends along the way one of whom happens to be the third Redding sibling. They do find River, but he is completely insane.

Since i encourage reading books I don’t tell the end but leave it for you to find out. the books were SOOOOOO good and my description is the very bare minimum of the plot line. it is what you find on the inside that you think, “so that;s helpful” and you almost pur it back but can’t because it seems so good. Trust me you should read this.

“I’ve never fai…

“I’ve never failed. I’ve just found ten thousand ways that didn’t work.”-Thomas Alva Edison

BEST QUOTE EVER!