Throwback Thursday 3

Throwback Thursday

I thought it’d be kind of fun to use Throwback Thursday to highlight some things from the past that I was obsessed with (and still love). So on Thursdays I’m going to throw it back by talking about a book, a movie or TV show, and a song or band from the past.

TBT Book

I couldn’t keep doing these posts if I didn’t feature my absolute favorite book from my childhood – a book that continues to be one of my favorite stories to this day. Peter Pan by J.M. Barrie inspired me as a child. And now, as an adult, it still inspires me. I have a Peter Pan inspired tattoo, which reminds me to never take life too seriously; try to see the world with childlike curiosity and love and joy. I know that’s not quite what the book means, but that’s what it means to me. I literally own at least ten different editions of this book, from a copy of Peter Pan and Wendy to the pretty editions that Barnes & Noble sells.

TBT Movie

To go along with the Peter Pan theme, I want to talk about the Disney version of the movie. It changes the story and the scariness of certain parts of Neverland and Peter, but I love it. I’ve watched it a countless number of times. I’ve met people who have never seen it and that is absolutely crazy to me. Go watch it if you haven’t seen it!

TBT Song

Looks like this whole thing is going to be Peter Pan themed. This song is only about three years old, but it fits perfectly with the theme. I remember hearing this for the first time and just grinning the whole time. 1. Because I really just like the song, but also 2. Because I love everything Peter Pan themed.

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Throwback Thursday 2

Throwback Thursday

I thought it’d be kind of fun to use Throwback Thursday to highlight some things from the past that I was obsessed with (and still love). So on Thursdays I’m going to throw it back by talking about a book, a movie or TV show, and a song or band from the past. You can check out my first one HERE.

TBT Book

In honor of my new city (Chicago) and the fact that his birthday was September 25, I want to talk about Shel Silverstein and Where the Sidewalk Ends. I’m going to assume that most of you have read this book (or at least one of Silverstein’s amazing books), but if you haven’t, fix that. I remember reading the “My Beard” poem (about a man whose beard is so long that he never wears clothes) and laughing forever. I still laugh at that poem.

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TBT Movie

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I can’t believe this movie came out when I was nine. I don’t think I watched it when it first came out, but man, do I love Fight Club. I’m a huge fan of psychological thrillers, and while this isn’t quite that, I love the whole messing-with-your-mind thing. I won’t spoil what happens, but if you’ve watched this (or read the book), you know what I’m talking about.

TBT Song

I’m not going to lie, this song has been stuck in my head for a week because it was on Glee, which I’ve recently finished watching. I LOVED Alanis Morrisette when I was younger. Oh, who am I kidding? I still do. She’s so weird, but I dig that.

BookBlogWriMo: My TBR & Best Books of 2014

Hey guys, I’m really bad at these sorts of things, the ones where I have to write or post something every day. Whoops. So today I’m going to post both yesterday’s “My TBR Books” and today’s “Best Books of 2014” BookBlogWriMo in one post. I think they go well together anyway: looking forward and looking back. 🙂

My TBR – the next several books I plan to read. They aren’t in any order because I don’t really know what I’m going to read next. All covers are linked to their corresponding Goodreads page, as always.

Black IceMessenger of FearEvery DayMy True Love Gave to MeThe Rosie EffectSinner

For my “Best Books of 2014” I’m including any books read in 2014, so they may or may not have been published this year. Also, they aren’t in any particular order or anything. Just going to insert them as I think of them.

The Young ElitesIt's Kind of a Funny StorySince You've Been GoneSaga, volume 1 CoverThe Black HourThe Dream ThievesLola and the Boy Next DoorThe Day the Crayons Quit CoverRivers by Michael Farris SmithMaze Runner cover imageSamuel Blink and the Forbidden ForestFortunately, the Milk CoverThe Walking Dead, Volume 1 coverThrough the Woods coverLet's Get Lost

There’s probably more, but those are the ones that come to mind right away. I’ve read a lot of good books so far this year. By the way, all of these book covers are linked to my reviews. 🙂

What books are on your TBR? How about your best books of 2014.