Touches of Yellow

The first thing I noticed when I entered were the chairs. They reminded me of the first grade. And then I realized that the afternoon traffic din didn’t follow us into the bistro despite its location. My friend still pointed it out. We had walked on the noise polluted streets, overflowing with cars controlled by impatient civilians. One driver didn’t wait. He snapped at me to move faster while he inched forward with his car.

I snapped at him back.


 

So when I sat down and took in the quiet I decided to explore.

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Taken by me, I love the touches of yellow. A balanced mixture of warm and cool colors.

When I entered the bookstore, I was greeted with a strange sentence, “I think I’ve seen you somewhere.”

I’d certainly never seen him before.

We exchanged information regarding university and courses. He is presently a freelancing graphic designer. I liked what he was wearing. From there the conversation hopped to the types of books and prices. I was so excited to be there because I had heard so much about the place that  I forgot to take a picture of the bookstore…

Anyways my friend and I ordered lunch and then waited for the others. Gossip over wine is healthy sometimes.

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Around 5:30 pm

I’m so glad I went

-M-

Oh my Glob, Recommendations!

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A while ago, a friend sent me this cute picture of Lumpy Space Princess. It greatly appeals to my inner fangirl since I’m an Adventure Time fan! In addition to having one of my favorite characters portrayed to look so adorable, the probable main purpose of this fanart was to recommend the novel, Fangirl, by Rainbow Rowell to the Internet. Moreover, this fanart has inspired me to do something similar in the future. I think a little art would be lovely on this blog.

Admittedly, I haven’t read the book yet but a close friend of mine absolutely loves it. I hesitate to read it because I’m not so keen on the author’s writing style. I read Eleanor and Park and I think it is a beautiful love story but it lacks closure at the end. Personally, I enjoy writing that has a continuous flow, which can be said for Rainbow Rowell’s style; however, I’d come across a sentence with a disrupted flow due to a reference that seemed to stand out independent from the sentence. It didn’t help that I didn’t understand the reference either. This happened multiple times and it annoyed me. Coming across words or references I don’t understand in a text is common but not to the extent that I stop reading and question why that word or reference is there. The author and I are clearly from different generations which would explain why I didn’t immediately see the connections but that hasn’t stopped me from enjoying the writings of authors from much older generations who use references I don’t understand but disruption of flow is almost negligible.

I may eventually read Fangirl but it isn’t a priority. I’m still reading The Gargoyle by Andrew Davidson, I love it so far. University, and all that falls under it, is very time-consuming. I apologize for being inactive lately.

It is nearly impossible for me to find great books without recommendations. Would you like to recommend a novel, article, comic, or manga? The choice is yours!

Do you think I should read Fangirl?

-T.B.B.-

Traveling

suitcaseI just landed in the unpredictable city, Beirut, with a minimum of 24 hours till my first class of the new semester. I didn’t accomplish as much reading as I intended to during my winter break but I started re-writing an odd novel I started when I was really young so I’m happy.

The following novels in my suitcase:

  • To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee
  • Asylum by Madeleine Roux
  • The Gargoyle by Andrew Davidson
  • Butterfly Burning by Yvonne Vera

(The Perks of Being a Wallflower by Stephen Chbosky was in my handbag )

Any Attack on Titan (Shingeki no Kyojin) fans out there? Did you recognize my Colossal Titan plushie? One of my high-school besties bought it for me and now some of my other friends want to burrow him (steal him). The Hummus Chips are my favorite new snack that my mother recommended to me. Even though hummus here in Beirut is spectacular, I still have a soft spot for these chips.

I miss my family tremendously right now.

I’ll just keep my chin up high and clean up because holy canola  the apartment is a mess.

Do you usually pack a book to read or do you prefer a kindle?

Here is a relevant J-pop song for this moment: Traveling (I’m yet to find the translated lyrics)

-T.B.B.-