Thursday, 31 March 2016

Month in Review: March

Ahhhh spring is finally amongst us! Even though it doesn't feel like it up here in Canada, HOPEFULLY the weather will get warmer soon. Here's what happened in March:

What I Read: 

Yet another successful reading month! Hopefully I can keep this up: 

1. The Love that Split the World by: Emily Henry: 3.5/5 stars 
2. Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them by: J.K. Rowling: 5/5 stars 
3. The Tales of Beetle and the Bard by: J.K. Rowling: 5/5 stars 
4. Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix by: J.K. Rowling: 5/5 stars 
5. An Ember in the Ashes by: Sabaa Tahir: 5/5 stars 
6. Rebel Belle by: Rachel Hawkins: 3/5 stars 

Favourite book of the month: TRULY AND WHOLEHEARTEDLY AN EMBER IN THE ASHES! Expect a caps-lock filled review soon because this book was FREAKING AMAZING! 

What I Blogged: 

10 posts went up this month! My favourite was talking all about My Bookshelf. It was something that I wanted to do for a long time, and I loved reading other people's bookshelf tours. 

Favourite Blog Posts of the Month: 

Cee Arr of Diary of a Reading Addict shares The 10 Stages of Writing a Blogpost

Claire of Cover to Cover explains how Two Books Changed Her Perspective of Non-Fiction 

Geraldine of Corralling Books goes Beyond the Pages and talks about Assisted Suicide. 

Denise of The Bibliolater asks if You Change the Ratings of Your Books 

Blogger of the Month 

I'm awarding this month's featured blogger to Em @ Piplup's Shadow! 

This is because I had the joy of meeting her for the first time, and I was so excited to finally be able to meet a blog buddy. You are so lovely both online and in person, and I hope that we can meet again someday! 

Personally of the Month 

So many great things happened this month! 

Firstly, I had my Spring Break which was so fun! I got to go to Niagara Falls, where I went into a wax museum and saw Harry Potter and the Hunger Games wax figures. I think they turned out pretty good. 

My blog got a bit of a makeover! My lovely cousin Megan @ Megan Inness created a header that I absolutely love! 

March 28, 2016

I'm going to talk about an entire day because it was nothing short of amazing. Not only was I able to attend the Penguin Teen on Tour event and meet many amazing authors, but I got to meet some amazing blog buddies, as well as new friends who convinced me to get a bookstagram! You can follow me over at @PaperbackP if you'd like :)

Also on that day, I was notified that I had won an Indigo giveaway for the first time, after years of trying! I was so excited.

This day was so great because I got to cross off many things on my bookish bucket list: I got to meet an author, get a signed book, meet blog buddies, and win a giveaway. The bookish god's were on my side, and I'm so thankful to all the advice and conversation that happened today. If you want a full recap of the event, click here. 

How was your month?! 

Emily @ Paperback Princess

Wednesday, 30 March 2016

Penguin Teen on Tour Recap!

My mother finally allowed me to go to my very first book event on March 28, 2016. So we took a 40 minute road trip to Chapter's Brampton, got lost a couple of times, but finally made it to the Canadian stop of Penguin Teen on Tour! It was an incredible experience that I'll never forget:

Firstly, we had to stand in line because there were only a limited amount of chairs that had already been taken. But that's ok, because in line I was able to meet some great bookstagrammers! Go follow @ISheeza and @BookmarkBelles and @FloralsnDragons because they're awesome! While they convinced me to get a bookstagram, we also waited for about an hour before the event. We were all given posters and bookmarks that we could have signed later.

Finally, the authors arrived! There was Alison Goodman. Sabaa Tahir, Rachel Hawkins, April Tucholke, and Alwyn Hamilton! The representative from Penguin asked them questions first, and then we were allowed to ask some. The authors were hilarious, especially Rachel Hawkins. She has such a bubbly and outgoing personality!

I loved how Sabaa and Alwyn handled a question about rape. Those two are class acts and it was amazing to hear the stories behind their books.

Alison gave some amazing advice on writer's block. This woman was so cool, you could tell that she is in a category all on her own in her writing, I loved hearing her speak.

Finally, we got to go up and get our books signed! It was a long wait, but while we waited I got to finally meet Em @ Piplup's Shadow and a new blog buddy Jessica @ Bookish Serendipity Both of them were so lovely :)

At last, the time had come. I had all the authors sign my poster, and Alison gave me a paper fan! I haven't read her book yet, but I'm so going to check it out. Once I got to Sabaa, I have to admit, I was very nervous. She has easily become one of my all-time favourite authors. After I absolutely gushed to her about how amazing she is, she signed my book and we got a picture. Thanks to Jessica for taking it :D

Then I got Rachel and April to sign my poster, both of them were great and I got to tell Rachel how much her book made me laugh. Lastly, there was Alwyn. I told her about my book blog, and she was really intrigued! She asked me about my favourite genres, and I told her about my favourite contemporary reads. We shared a love for Rainbow Rowell. She talked as if we were best friends and tried to have a good conversation with everyone. I also got a Rebel of the Sands bookmark. I can't wait to read her book!

I wished I had gotten pictures with all the authors but I didn't want to hold up the still huge line, and it was getting late. So I said my goodbyes and then went to find my very tired mother. She is honestly such a trooper.

In all the commotion I hadn't yet looked at Sabaa's message in my book, and when I saw it for the first time I have to admit, I almost cried. She had written "Always Victorious", Elias' family's motto, and had put her signature picture that she puts in all of her signed books. It felt so much more personal with that little added motto, and it's something that I will cherish forever.

I had a hell of a great day. All of the authors talked with such appreciation and enthusiasm, and everyone in line easily became best friends in a matter of an hour. I was so grateful for this experience.

Thank you to Penguin Teen and Indigo for organizing such an event! I hope to attend more in the future.

Emily @ Paperback Princess

Friday, 25 March 2016

Dangerous Lies by: Becca Fitzpatrick

Genre: Young Adult Fiction, Contemporary
Published: November 10, 2015 by: Simon and Schuster
Pages: 400
Rating: 4/5 stars

After being the prime witness in a brutal crime surrounding her mother's drug dealer, Stella Gordon is whisked into the witness protection program and sent to live in small Thunder Basin, Nebraska. Living with a retired cop, Stella must stay on guard for any of her mother's dealer's hit men, who she's sure will be sent to kill her. As Stella makes new friends and develops an interest in charming cowboy Chet, she must make sure to keep her true identity as secret. Or else, they'll be after her.

This book was suspenseful and mysterious that kept me wanting to read more. Stella's story was as heartbreaking as it was scary, and the plot kept me fully hooked and worrisome as to who would be after Stella next. While I did have some issues with the romance in this book, it was a great, thrilling read.

I loved how this book was as much of a mystery-thriller than it was a contemporary. Even though I would mainly classify it as contemporary due to the real-life scenarios, it still had a very suspenseful feel to it that was similar to that of a classic mystery novel. I loved how the author was able to incorporate both genres in a way that worked in harmony.

The plot of this book was OUT OF THIS WORLD! It was kind of scary to read to be honest, about this people being after Stella, but it kept me wanting more and it hooked me through the book's entirety. There was never a dull moment in this book, let me tell you.

Romance was a key factor in this book, with Stella having to let go of her old boyfriend for her safety and trying to trust Chet. However I think in this element was where it went flat. Chet was just SO TYPICAL of any contemporary love interest, I could just picture him in my head, and he was just like all the rest. He was so overprotective, always saving the day, which I guess was helpful for Stella considering her situation but it was nothing special at all.

There was definitely insta-love in this book. You knew as soon as she first mentioned Chet that these two were going to fall in love, and there was no hesitation to make her be swooped up by him. I'd just like something new and fresh every once in a while.

Overall, even if the romance lacked this book was still thoroughly engaging and shocking. It was a huge thrill-ride.

Have you read Dangerous Lies? What did you think?

Emily @ Paperback Princess

Wednesday, 23 March 2016

Allegiant Book to Movie Review


Genre: Young Adult Fiction, Dystopia
Published: October 22, 2013 by: Harper Collins
Pages: 526
Rating: 5/5 stars


Genre: Action/Adventure
Released: March 18, 2016 by: Lionsgate
Running Time: 2 hours
Rating: 4/5 stars

*warning, immense use of cap-locks ahead*

The third instalment of the Divergent series came back stronger than ever in Part 1 of this epic conclusion. In Allegiant, Tris, Tobias and co. have now left violent Chicago and embrace what is beyond the wall: The Bureau for Genetic Welfare, There, they learn that the world they always known was all part of an experiment to cleanse human genes, and that Tris is the only person who can save the world. However when Tris is sweeped into The Bureau's master plan, Tobias begins to question their priorities, all while trying to convince his rebellious mother that killing the peace, will not help her gain power.

I enjoyed this movie a lot more than I thought I would. The plot was action packed and suspenseful, the characters were strong and showed leadership. However I did have some issues in terms with accuracy, and how I wished other characters got more recognition.

 I was thoroughly entertained by this movie. While most Part 1's show mostly just strategy and a bit of calm before the storm, this movie was consistent in action and didn't feel overbearing. I enjoyed the comic relief that Peter once again brought. and FourTris came back stronger than ever. This movie had me gripping the edge of my seat.

I LOVED CALEB IN THIS MOVIE! Unpopular opinion time, but I actually really liked Caleb and how he changed his ways in this book. I do think that him being a traitor came an awful lot from being manipulated by Jeanine, but he KILLED IT IN THIS MOVIE AND TRIS AND HIS RELATIONSHIP CAME BACK AND IT WAS SO CUTE OMG! If you can't tell, I love me some Caleb.

What's different about this movie compared to other Part 1's. is that it did seem to have a beginning, middle and end. I do believe that the series could have very well ended there if they didn't have to include *that" ending that we all know too much about. I honestly think that this book could give some people enough closure that they need.

There were some issues I had with the adaption. For starters, WHERE THE HELL WAS URIAH? I'll be saying this until the day I die, but Uriah was my favourite character in that entire series and yet he was once again BANISHED FROM ANY RECOGNITION AND INSTEAD WAS LEFT TRAILING BEHIND JOHANNA WITHOUT A SINGLE LINE! It was so bad, that when I was complaining to my sister after who saw the movie with me, she replied with: who's Uriah? And I was like EXACTLY, PEOPLE WHO HAVEN'T READ THE BOOKS DIDN'T EVEN GET TO EXPERIENCE THE JOY THAT IS URIAH! Nobody even said his name throughout the entire movie, I was incredibly pissed.

I thought that Four in this movie was very Hollywood-ised. Now don't get me wrong, I love to see Theo James kicking some ass as much as the next girl, but I think that what I loved most about book Four was that he was your typical Hollywood hero. He had his faults, and he also let Tris kick some ass at some point too.

There were obviously many changes to the plot that I thought were kind of cheesy. For example, the hovercrafts and ships beyond the wall made it look more like a futuristic star trek land, when it should be more of a desolate waste land. Evelyn was given a much more prominent role, when it was basically up to her to save Chicago, which was a lot different than what was supposed to happen. Still, I do think that the change in plot worked for any audience no matter if you've read the book and did make it easier to follow.

So overall, not the worst adaption I've seen. I definitely liked it more than Insurgent, and I only hope that the final movies does not butcher the ending. And please just let Uriah speak.

Have you seen/read Allegiant? What did you think?

Emily @ Paperback Princess

Sunday, 20 March 2016

10 Random Non-Bookish Facts About Me!

Thanks to the lovely Cee @ Diary of a Reading Addict for tagging me to do this fun little challenge!

The Rules: 

1. Thank the blogger who nominated you.
2. Share 10 facts about yourself.
3. Nominate other bloggers to do the same.
4. Let the bloggers know they've been tagged.

The Facts: 

1. My favourite Disney movie is Aladdin, it never gets old.

2. I do not like the flavour of lemon at all, it leaves me with a sour taste. (see what I did there ;)

3. I cannot braid hair for the life of me, I can maybe do a simple one on a good day, but DON'T EVEN TRY ME on the fancy stuff.

4. I am a huge environmentalist and I hate the idea of keeping animals in captivity.

5. I prefer the musical Hairspray to the musical Grease.

6. My first celebrity crush was on Zac Efron when I was six.

7. I always say that I don't have a preferred music genre, I judge my taste based on songs.

8. I favourite place I've ever visited was Paris.

9. I love a good girl band, no matter how cheesy.

10. I don't like cake, which is probably the oddest thing you've heard today.

That's it! I'd like to tag anyone interested :)

Emily @ Paperback Princess

Friday, 18 March 2016

Love Letters to the Dead by: Ava Dellaira

Genre: Young Adult Fiction, Contemporary
Published: April 1, 2014 by: Farrar, Straus and Giroux
Pages: 336
Rating: 3/5 stars

What started as an assignment for English class turns into a routine when Laurel starts writing to dead people. Traumatised by the death of her sister May and living with her eccentric aunt, Laurel takes refuge in talking through letters to some of May's favourite passed celebrities. She writes about navigating high school life, new relationships, and her anger towards her sister. But when Laurel finally reveals all that she has kept hidden, she finally finds the courage to move on.

This book was too real. It was descriptive and saddening, and should not be taken lightly. While I appreciated the writing that went into it, the plot was extremely heavy and is not for the faint of heart. I found it to be a very sickening book.

I felt so sad for the character of Laurel. She had been through so much in her short life, and she had no one but her pen and paper to understand her. Her letters were interesting to read and very emotional, which I thought was a very unique touch. She was a very strong character.

The premise of this book was very interesting. It was so special and beautiful to see Laurel pouring her heart out to the likes of Amy Winehouse and Kurt Cobain, and I think that many fans of the various artists could feel the same. The writing was like a song, so swift and continuous and beautifully flowed.

However this book was not for me at all. While I enjoyed the letter idea, the actual content or plot of the book was so real and so disgusting and I can't believe that there are some truly horrible people in this world. This book was very frustrating because I wanted to love it, but some parts just left me feeling sick to my stomach due to the treatment of some characters. The book didn't leave me with a good feeling.

I guess this book is for someone who enjoys very dark and heavy themes. While contemporary is something gravitate towards, it was very hard to incorporate any sort of comic relief into here and I literally had to put on a happy movie after finishing this to lighten my mood. If you're looking for a light and fluffy read, please do not pick this up.

Have you read Love Letters to the Dead? What did you think?

Emily @ Paperback Princess

Wednesday, 16 March 2016

My Bookshelf

No Paperback's Pondering's today, as I decided to talk about something that is practically quintessential in any bookworm's room, and that is: the bookshelf.

Everywhere on bookstagram, blogs and in between, you will see beautiful photos of bookshelves. From colour coding, sorting alphabetically, or arranging them like a library, a nice bookshelf can be every bookworm's dream. Seriously though, how aesthetically pleasing. So today I'm going to talk a bit about my bookshelf, what I think works and what I wished I could do, as well as some organizational tips that have worked for me!

I do love the look of a colour-coded shelf. It looks like a beautiful bookish rainbow, and it draws the eye's attention. I've tried to do this with my shelf, however most of my book covers are dark, grey colours. (I like the heavy themes), so that wouldn't work. My bookshelf used to be a mess, there was no organization and books were piled on top of each other. So one day I decided to at least put them all in a neat sequence. Here's what it looks like now:

I had to get rid of a lot of books in order to make them all fit. I only have one shelf, and so fitting together books was sometimes like a jigsaw puzzle. I now organized it by favourite books, the ones I would be most likely to re-read at the top for easy access, and then the ones that I probably would be less inclined to pick up again at the bottom. Most thicker, hardcovers went at the bottom as well.

I also noticed that I didn't organize books in a series together before, and so I made sure that all books by the same author were put together. Finally, I put up different travel relics and nic-nacs that I have collected over the years, as well as some pictures. I think it just makes everything less bare.

I think my favourite part of my bookshelf, (besides the books) is this really neat jewellery tree that sits on top. It's so great to be able to see all of your jewellery, as well as it makes for less tangling. Plus, it just looks pretty whimsical :)

I did consider alphabetical organization, but I was way too lazy and it would take way too long. All I was really looking for in my bookshelf was just for everything to have a place. Right now, everything fits perfectly and there is little to no wiggle room for another book. That's why it's been a while since I've actually bought a physical copy. Plus, I get very overprotective over books and I am not willing to get rid of any more, so this will have to do for now.

I think that the main tip I would have for a bookshelf is to work with the space you have. If you're bookshelf isn't big enough, then you might want to consider doing a cleanse, OR if you can't bare the thought, perhaps moving books you're less inclined to re-read to storage boxes.

I would also highly recommend adding little elements to your shelves such as pictures. It just makes everything seem more cozy and fills the space. I think it looks really cute.

Lastly, do what makes you happy! Don't think that you must have a gorgeous rainbow shelf to be like all the others, if you don't think that it will work, don't do it, and vice versa. No two bookshelves are exactly the same, and if you're happy with it, then that's all that matters.

What are some of your bookshelf tips?

Emily @ Paperback Princess

Friday, 11 March 2016

We Are All Made of Molecules by: Susin Nielsen

Genre: Young Adult Fiction, Contemporary
Published: May 12, 2015 by: Wendy Lamb Books
Pages: 256
Rating: 4/5 stars

Stewart is a child genius, always excelling and always trying to find the good in people. Ashley is the popular teenager, who wants the perfect boyfriend more than the perfect grade. When Stewart and Ashley are brought together through their parent's marriage. Ashley is trying everything to avoid her annoying new little brother. However the two will find that in times of trouble, they will have to rely on family to get through.

This book was such a refreshing, light read and a breath of fresh air from what I normally read. Most contemporary I tend to go for contains a main romantic relationship and/or dark themes. However this book's main relationship was between siblings, something that frequently goes unnoticed in YA.

First off, it was great to read a book by a Canadian author. I believe that this was the first Canadian YA I've ever read, and so it brought a sense of pride to me. I've read one other Susin Nielsen book when I was younger, and I've really loved her use of humour and light/airy subjects. While this book was more dramatic, it didn't feel overbearing.

I loved one of the mains in this book, Stewart. He was absolutely adorable, and I loved his positivity. I thought that for a child being the main character, Nielsen still did a great job at capturing a young adult vibe. It didn't seem too childish.

I guess the main problem I had with this book was Ashley. She was so naive, immature, and quite ignorant. I felt as if she would have gotten into a lot less trouble if she listened to the people who cared about her, and I found that she only truly learned her lesson when Stewart helped her out of a potentially horrible situation. I just couldn't connect with her.

I thought that the plot of this book was lovely, it was very easy to get through and quite simple. However this could have been also a negative because I didn't find it very engaging. I could have been flat at times.

Overall, a very easy to follow book with a great message about the importance of family. However if you're looking for something very action-packed or suspenseful, then this wouldn't be for you.

Have you read We Are All Made of Molecules? What did you think?

Emily @ Paperback Princess

Wednesday, 9 March 2016

Paperback's Pondering's: Harry Potter and the Cursed Child: Revivals

Paperback's Pondering's is a weekly discussion when I take a topic and well, ponder about it! This week's topic is all about my opinion on book/tv show revivals.

Unless you've basically been living under a bookworm rock, you're probably aware that a new play featuring Harry Potter's son and written by J.K. Rowling herself, will be premiering this summer in London. The script will also be published in book form for all of us to read. Now of course this news was received positively by almost everyone, including me, however the more I think of it, the more I kind of think we could have done without it.

More and more revivals have been hitting it big recently. Between Fuller House, Gilmore Girls, Harry Potter, everyone's been feeling a bit nostalgic. However are all these revivals REALLY necessary? Unless your favourite book or tv show ended on a cliffhanger, did you not get the closure you needed?

Many people have feeded off of J.K. Rowling's tweets about hidden Hogwarts secrets, revealing new wizarding schools and more. The world certainly does not want to let the Wizarding World go, including me. What first made me develop negative feelings however, was reading the Cursed Child synopsis. It is revealed that Harry "might have been helping Voldemort all along" and that Albus will be "struggling with the family legacy". These statements kind of shocked me because I was looking forward to Harry just living a normal life. There is no more Voldemort to worry about, the past will be put behind. Clearly, Harry's life will never be normal.

These revivals kind of annoy me because they seem quite forced. It seems like writers are just trying to make the character's lives even more eventful than they were before, and make it seem like they can never move on. I was perfectly fine with how the Harry Potter series ended, so I'm not really jumping at the chance to find out more. GIVE THE POOR GUY A BREAK ALREADY!

I guess revivals are just a way for people to relive the nostalgia and amazement that they had towards whatever was hyped at the time. People DO NOT WANT Hogwarts, or Stars Hollow, or the Tanner family to be forgotten, which is perfectly fine, but personally all this new information does bother me. Maybe that's just me.

I know revivals can be a great thing, as fans can come together and relive their childhood's, but what I'm trying to say is, it's not for everyone. As a fangirl of any revival, you ARE NOT OBLIGATED to see the revival. Some people are ok with the information they received, and some people want more, and that's ok too.

My personal opinion is that I could have done without this sequel. Of course, I will pick up the book because I am a hopelessly curious fangirl, but I won't be happy about it, if that makes any sense. I believe that the only important thing about a book or tv show fandom is to not let the legacy die, but that doesn't necessarily mean that you have to find out more.

All this being said, it is to each their own and I hope that Cursed Child will live up to the expectations that Harry Potter left behind.

How do you feel about sequels/revivals? Will you pick up Cursed Child?

Emily @ Paperback Princess

Friday, 4 March 2016

Dumplin' by: Julie Murphy

Genre: Young Adult Fiction, Contemporary
Published: September 15,  2015 by: Balzer + Bray
Pages: 375
Rating: 3/5 stars

Willowdean Dickinson has always been comfortable in her own skin. With her best friend Ellen, she has always had the mindset to flaunt what you've got and to not let anything stand in her way. Nicknamed "Dumplin" by her voluptuous beauty queen mom, Willowdean takes a job at the local fast food joint, where she meets, and develops a crush on charismatic Bo. But when Will finds her confidence slowly slipping away, she decides to enter her and a few other unlikely candidates into her mother's infamous beauty pageant, in order to prove to her, and her town, that anyone can be a star.

I was very conflicted with this book. At first I was like: yay! A confidence-boosting book with a kick-ass lead and an extraordinary message. However as the book went on, I thought that the execution could have been better. Some of the language kind of came across as hypocritical and I felt as if the love was kind of predictable.

This book is an extremely positive book. It's not your typical self-esteem contemporary at all, where the main characters usually go through heartbreaking ordeals and nasty bullying. Will was just loving life, she was cool, collected, supportive and proud of who she was. This was a great breath of fresh air and an amazing pick-me-up for anyone who needs a confidence-booster.

I also loved how easy to get through this book was. I wasn't bored, it was refreshing and light with nothing difficult to follow. While complexity can sometimes be a good thing, I think this book would simply be great for anyone trying to get out of a slump.

I didn't enjoy how Will referred to all of the skinny girls as "twiggy" girl. As a naturally skinny girl all my life, I did not enjoy being called a "twig" and it wasn't an amazing confidence-booster on my front. I guess the author was maybe trying to get Will to develop and realize that she shouldn't put down anyone else by the end of the book, but honestly no such development happened. It was a bit of a skinny-shamer.

The love was a love triangle, ugh. Too predictable and cliche for my liking and something that never really ends well. You feel bad for the character who lost, while you secretly know the whole time who she's going to end up with. I do not like love triangles at all.

The overall character of Will was ok. I found her to be extremely judgemental, as well as very rude to her friend Ellen. I felt so bad for Ellen as she was never really at fault in any of their arguments and I don't think that Will realized what she did wrong.

So overall, if you like light, fluffy books, then give this a go! However it wasn't my favourite, and I do think that some things could have been said better.

Have you read Dumplin'? What did you think?

Emily @ Paperback Princess

Tuesday, 1 March 2016

50 Facts About Me!

While pondering about what to do for Paperback's Pondering's, I realized that I do not have many personal posts up here. I do enjoy reading about other people's interesting facts, so I thought I'd give it a go. So this isn't technically a discussion, but it did get me thinking all the same. Hopefully I have some things in common with you!

50 Random Facts about Me 

1. I am left-handed.
2. I would prefer to spend my money on skincare rather than makeup.
3. I have to have a square of dark chocolate right after my dinner, I have no idea why, but I've been doing it for years.
4. I hate most fruit, but especially tomatoes.
5. I have been a One Direction fan for 4 and a half years.
6. My blog name was taken from the Robert Munsch book, The Paperbag Princess.
7. I have never seen Titanic.
8. Eddie Redmayne is my favourite actor.
9. Steve Hale from Full House will always be my favourite tv character.
10. I've only seen Mean Girls once and hated it.
11. I love watching Youtube videos.
12. I hate watching Vine videos and think they serve no purpose.
13. I am an introvert through and through.
14. I prefer to hide my feelings rather than share them.
15. I have come to the conclusion that I will never like math.
16. I was supposed to be born in January, which would put me back a year in school than I am now.
17. My favourite pizza topping is spinach (weird, I know)
18. Despite being Italian, I do not like Italian desserts at all and would rather have French desserts.
19. I do love to bake even though it's tedious.
20. I get angry very easily.
21. It takes me a long time to make friends.
22. I used to be a speech writer and entered in competitions.
23. I am so gullible.
24. My dog Lilo that I have now was the first pet I've ever had.
25. I prefer movies to tv shows.
26. My pet peeve are liars.
27. I am a neat freak, especially when it comes to bathrooms.
28. I have incredibly thick, bushy hair that I have completely lost control of.
29. My nickname when I was young was "rat". So unfortunate.
30. I am really close to my cousins and consider them my best friends.
31. When I was little, I wanted to be an ice cream truck driver.
32. Despite me loving the subject, English is never my highest mark in school.
33. I'm described as basically being a 65 year old trapped in a teenager's body.
34. I do not consider myself a procrastinator.
35. I prefer individual to group assignments.
36. I am terrible with anything techy.
37. I hate rap music.
38. I prefer to dress casual than fancy.
39. I am a dog person.
40. Social gatherings stress me out.
41. I overthink everything.
42. I constantly worry about what other people think of me.
43. I am the most sarcastic person you'll ever meet.
44. I believe that laughter is the best medicine.
45. I love watching plays.
46. I hate the sound of a raspy voice.
47. It grates on my nerves when people tap me on the shoulder, idk it just annoys me.
48. When I start laughing, it takes me a long time to stop.
49. I have a really big extended family.
50. I am a bookworm, but I bet you already knew that ;)

Phew, that's it! What are some facts about yourself, or do we have anything in common?

Emily @ Paperback Princess