H.J. Hill Fairytale Gems is a unique store to feature this Saturday morning, since I personally know the owner. I absolutely fell in love with the jewelry the owner creates with a dainty mix of vintage and new beads for … Continue reading
I just have a problem with shopping, y’all. It’s a real issue, but it does let me share my expertise. After I tried A Court of Candles, I had to try another candle company for some different books I fell … Continue reading
My disease is as rare as it is famous. Basically, I’m allergic to the world. I don’t leave my house, have not left my house in seventeen years. The only people I ever see are my mom and my nurse, Carla.
But then one day, a moving truck arrives next door. I look out my window, and I see him. He’s tall, lean and wearing all black—black T-shirt, black jeans, black sneakers, and a black knit cap that covers his hair completely. He catches me looking and stares at me. I stare right back. His name is Olly.
Maybe we can’t predict the future, but we can predict some things. For example, I am certainly going to fall in love with Olly. It’s almost certainly going to be a disaster.
Everything, Everything did not quite live up to my expectations as much as I wanted.
Nicola Yoon amazed me with her book The Sun is Also A Star when I read it this past summer. When I heard one of her books would become a movie (and super soon) I knew I had to jump on it. When I jumped, however, I did not fall as in love as I did with The Sun is Also a Star. The way of storytelling is completely different for each book and, therefore, not truly comparable to one another.
I did like Everything, Everything but it was not a 5-star read. The characters of Maddy and Olly had such a depth to them. I fell in love with their characters, especially Maddy. Her character felt relatable on every aspect (except the rare disease thing) and level. I picked up this book, expecting a girl who was boy crazy and only focused on the boy. Instead, Nicola Yoon wrote a girl who was exactly like me. This is what I loved about the book. Olly helped Maddy discover a different side of her. Yes, their romance takes center-stage for the majority of the book. In moments, however, it doesn’t. Those are the moments I enjoyed the most. The flirting and joking between the duo made me smile and it felt like summer.
I did not see the plot twist coming, but I knew something was going to come that would be bigger than Maddy simply leaving. And I knew it would have something to do with her mother. I just… did not expect what actually happened. I can’t wait to see how they portray the scene in the movie and what will happen for the ending. Because, despite many people not liking the ending, I did like it. It gave their story opportunity to become anything and everything. It can become everything, everything. 😉
What did you think about Everything, Everything? Did you read Nicola Yoon’s other book, The Sun is Also a Star? What are your thoughts on her writing? Are you excited for the movie to come out? Let me know in the comments below!
Much love, XOXO,
~A Writer Named Charley~
The dream chooses the dreamer, not the other way around—and Lazlo Strange, war orphan and junior librarian, has always feared that his dream chose poorly. Since he was five years old he’s been obsessed with the mythic lost city of … Continue reading
Hey again! I’m back at you on this Saturday morning with another small business to shop! I have been lucky enough to be a part of the #bookstagram community for almost a year now, and along the way my attention … Continue reading
I have big news for the blog. I decided that the best thing for me would be to stop blogging. I enjoy it, but it has become more of a task on my to-do list rather than enjoyable.
Instead, I have decided to focus on posting my writings on Wattpad and reviews on Goodreads. My bookstagram will still be running, hopefully more so now that summer has come. If you want to follow all that I am doing, then I will post everything on my Twitter and Tumblr accounts.
This journey of blogging for a year and a half definitely allowed me to grow and become connected to this wonderful community. I have met an amazing group of friends and hope to continue to be a part of this community.
If you would like to keep up with me in the future, make sure to follow me on one of the accounts depending on why you liked this blog. I will be keeping up this blog and let the scheduled posts run out, but no new posts will be posted.
Thank you for this great experience, and I hope to be seeing you on a different account.
Much love, XOXO,
~ A Writer Named Charley~
Welcome to my first ever: SHOP REVIEW! I have been buying a lot more from shops who sell things book-related, so I thought I would share some of my thoughts on some of them. Marked by Mary is a shop … Continue reading
Remember, it’s only a game… Scarlett Dragna has never left the tiny island where she and her sister, Tella, live with their powerful, and cruel, father. Now Scarlett’s father has arranged a marriage for her, and Scarlett thinks her dreams … Continue reading
Synopsis: Alice doesn’t believe in luck—at least, not the good kind. But she does believe in love, and for some time now, she’s been pining for her best friend, Teddy. On his eighteenth birthday—just when it seems they might be … Continue reading
Hello! How has life been? My life has been exceptionally crazy and amazing lately. Last month I did not have time to do a life update (not that I have time now… I’m just procrastinating.) but I will catch you … Continue reading