"I play - in approximate order of competence - piano, classical guitar, violin, electric guitar, and viola. There are a few I've dabbled in but don't usually count, too - recorder, dulcimer, zither, tin whistle, ocarina, harmonica, that…"
"That's just it! In some ways I feel like Amy's gone backwards - she was an awesome little kid - whereas Rory has grown from a sort of surplus sidekick into a companion who feels almost like the Doctor's equal (to me, anyway)."
"I love Amy - I really do - but Rory has evolved into far more than the useless boyfriend I thought him to be at first, and he is a great companion now. 'Better' is hard to define but it sometimes feels like he does more than Amy."
"I rather like being up a tree, myself, because the odd looks I get make me laugh - and yes, I feel fantastically poetic. I love reading outdoors in the summer but in the winter nothing beats being curled up by the fire or in bed with a good book."
"I'll admit straight off that I love most classics. There are very few books I've read that I haven't enjoyed or got anything out of at all. The one classic I really couldn't get into was Grapes of Wrath... I started it, and now…"
"Seconding this! I love books that make me think, but I liked 'Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep?' because it wasn't just a book about an issue, it was exciting and had a great plot as well as being thought-provoking."
"As some others have said, Discworld. I love the universe he's created, and the characters feel like old friends - Death's my absolute favourite. Even though the books can be somewhat formulaic in their structure I still think they're…"
I love reading (though that goes without saying), but I'm quite picky; I can't stand the Twilight books, and I'm always on the lookout for grammar, spelling and punctuation errors, because I'm pernickety like that! I try to write, rather unsuccessfully, and I like music of all kinds. I love films, although I always come out at the end in a kind of dream state. Either that or heart-breakingly miserable because it's over. I don't watch TV much because of the overwhelmingly rubbish fare for the most part; however, I do like DVDs (Blackadder, Black Books, etc.) and I'm addicted to Radio 4, because I'm a cool teenager like that.
Favorite Books, Movies, Music, and more
Many... let me think.
Discworld, Good Omens, Neverwhere (every time I read it, I want to be part of it all), Catch-22, Looking for Alaska, Sophie's World, Mansfield Park, His Dark Materials, The Moving Toyshop, One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest, Poppy Shakespeare, The Lives of Christopher Chant, The Liar, Jonathan Strange and Mr Norrell, Feeling Sorry For Celia, Rebecca, The Waves (though I had to read it in short bursts so my head didn't explode, I loved it), The Tempest (can I count that as a book? It's my favourite Shakespeare play, anyways), To Kill A Mockingbird, The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy, Beloved, The Colour Purple, The Catcher in the Rye, Cut, Skin, A Long Way Down, High Fidelity, About a Boy, anything by Roald Dahl (especially his creepy stories), Margaret Mahy's books in general, and Aidan Chambers' Dance sequence.
What's your favorite thing to put on your head?
If you could do your happy dance with anyone who would it be with?
Why did I not start my C2 revision in the holidays? Why did I think four evenings and a morning would be sufficient time to cover six chapters?
Actually, I suppose the real question is "Will I ever make this mistake again?" to which the answer is, of course, a resounding "Hell no".
Walking through the library the other day, I was looking for a friend. There was a map of the library on the wall... and I stopped to look for a dot with my friend's name. And it's years since I read the books.
I just had to write a small thingamajig about something that happened in school today that I'm both excited and nervous about. The basic idea is that a group of us start up a Gay-Straight Alliance group in our school, by taking the idea first to the Learning Mentor and then onto senior staff. We all feel it's needed; though the school has an anti-bullying policy, it doesn't include anything specific about homophobia, and it is a problem to some extent in school. For example, whilst one class… Continue
I've just seen your comment about The Bride's Farewell. It's not a bad book, and Rosoff writes really beautifully, so I think it is still worth reading but it isn't in any way on the same level as How I Live Now which blew me away.