Sunday, 22 June 2014

Review: The Worst Girlfriend in the World by Sarra Manning

Name: The Worst Girlfriend in the World
Author: Sarra Manning
Author's website: www.sarramanning.co.uk
Publisher: Atom
Date published: 2014
Number of pages: 344
Rating: 5/5
Available: Now
Spoiler warning: Minor
I liked this book because, though it had some very serious moments, these were contrasted well with its funny moments. The narration itself was also quite funny and I liked how Franny's voice was relatable and occasionally reminded me of myself.
I would definitely recommend reading this book if you love fashion, Franny has a clear passion for it and it's really interesting to see her learn has she goes through her fashion BTEC at college. I completely understood her love for Vogue, although my own collection of issues (consisting of one issue of French Vogue) is nothing compared to Franny's, I'm planning to try and collect issues from as many different countries as possible (perhaps buying one from England, the place where I actually live, would be a good idea).
The plot of The Worst Girlfriend in the World was really enjoyable. I actually ended up reading the whole book in one day (something which I seem to be doing more and more often for some reason) as I was excited to find out how it ended. And I'm glad it ended the way it did, with Franny and Alice forgiving each other while understanding that their friendship would never quite be the same and knowing that they would both have to put in effort to make it work. I think that showed really good character development.

Friday, 20 June 2014

My Life (#5): Scrambled Eggs

Yesterday I made scrambled eggs for the first time (bear with me here, I promise it gets more interesting, well, I hope it does). It may seem a little strange, that I'm 18 years old, and I've only just made scrambled eggs for the first time, but it's just one of those things I've never gotten around to doing. I mentioned it because the reason that I had time to make scrambled eggs for breakfast was because I've finished College! Well, mostly. I still have the viewing of my A Level Art Exhibition to go to, and then I have to take down all my Art work and take it home (that's going to be fun on the bus), but apart from that (and Results Day, but I'm trying not to think about that...) I'm done for the summer! So, I thought I would write about what I plan to do this summer, before I go to university (hopefully...yikes).
First, relating back to the scrambled eggs, I'm going to be doing more cooking. Since, like I said, I'm planning to go to university in autumn, I thought it would be a good idea to make sure I could actually do more than make toast. Obviously I'm starting with the basics that I've never made before, like scrambled eggs.
Something on my summer to-do list which I've already done is decorate my room. I've rearranged the posters on my bedroom walls so that I have a collage above my desk, with posters of my favourite people, and I've also added little souvenirs that I associate with good memories, so I smile every time I look at that wall. And there's still enough space so that I can add new things as I get new memories. I also have one corner of the room decorated with Doctor Who posters. Because Doctor Who also makes me smile.
Other things I plan to do this Summer include reading (a lot of reading, I want to read challenging and interesting books, like the classics, that will make me learn), writing (practice makes perfect, well, practice makes slightly better than before), and going on holiday with my family. I'm also hoping to volunteer at my local library. Generally, I'm just going to try and make the most of my time.
I hope you enjoy your Summer, and that the weather is good to you. And if you're going on holiday, bon voyage!