I Cannot Contain My Feels

Lizzie     Dec 10th, 2012     Awesome Things, True Things     0 Replies

Or why I love Across the Universe by Beth Revis MORE THAN YOU.

When I read Across the Universe at the end of 2010, having won an advanced copy in Lenore’s Dystopian August ultimate giveaway, I knew this book would go wonderful and do wonderful things for so many people. Everything about it screamed success—the writing, the characters, the wondrous setting, the horrific plot twists.

But that’s not why I loved it.

I loved it because it got me.

What the hell does that mean? Well, it’s like this: ever since I was a very small girl, I’ve dreamed of the stars. They have been my friends, kind and unrelenting, wonderful and terrible, the greatest mystery I’ve ever encountered. They have hugged me like I was their own, taken me to places that mankind can’t imagine existing. And when I read AtU, It touched my heart in a new way, like no other book has ever done. For the first time, none of the main characters annoyed me beyond belief for any reason. There was no elongated periods of time where I had to set the book down because it was too annoying, too heavy, too gross, etc. and I appreciated that beyond words. It was exactly the kind of escape I needed to have at that time.

Last year, I was blessed enough to be able to buy a charm bracelet that I had been eyeing for a while… it was no ordinary charm bracelet either. It was hand-made by the incredible Mistress Jennie on Etsy. If you’ve ever seen her work, then you know how amazing it is. As soon as I was able, I bought the bracelet promptly and it arrived around a week or so later! This is a picture of it, via Etsy, of the gorgeous thing!

But yeah, basically, this bracelet is my most prized possession. It is gorgeous and I wear it proudly and often. I am so honored to be able to wear my AtU love on my wrist in a stunning (and my favorite) way!

Whenever I see anything involving the Across the Universe trilogy on the web, Tumblr, Facebook, etc., I like/reblog/follow it! I literally cannot contain my feels about it. I will ramble on and on to you about how wonderful it is, how everyone needs to read it. I think I’ve recommended it so many times that I can’t remember them all (or perhaps that is because I have a terrible memory..). I just… UGH. This series is everything I ever hoped for and it finally is. It finally exists and now I don’t have to write it myself (and even if I tried, it would not be anywhere near as wondrous and terribly heart-wrenching and crazy as this series). I don’t know if this necessarily makes me the ultimate fan but I certainly hope it gets me near the top. Because in my world, I do believe I am the ultimate AtU fan and I couldn’t be more honored to be apart of this fandom!

Enter Beth’s Ultimate Fan Contest!!


Piracy and Why You’re Stupid to Do it

Lizzie     Oct 5th, 2010     True Things     0 Replies

Jackson Pearce, author of Sisters Red, posted this great vlog about why you shouldn’t download books. These are the facts, people!