The Fault in Our Stars

Usually I don't post more than once a month. But I just have something that I can't help but share.

I just read the book, The Fault in Our Stars by John Green. Now, I love books. They are one of my favorite things in the world. But it has been a long time since I have been so hooked on a book. For the longest time, the Harry Potter books were my favorite books ever. Nothing surpassed the love I had for them, but then I read this, and now The Fault in Our Stars is my new favorite book by far.

I smiled, I cried, and I wanted to scream. That's how much I love this book. And after getting it from the library and just finishing it two days ago, I already want to buy it and read it again. That' s how in love with this book and this author I am. It's such a tragic love story and everything about it is perfectly imperfect. Some of the quotes from the book are just flawless, and I can't even contain my emotion about them.

"That's the thing about pain. It demands to be felt."
"I lit up like a Christmas tree, Hazel Grace."
"My thoughts are stars I can't fathom into constellations."
"What a slut time is. She screws everybody."
"I fell in love the way you fall asleep; slowly, then all at once. 
I have so much love for this book.

The Ever-changing playlist

 We Are Never Ever Getting Back Together- Taylor Swift

Fearless- Taylor Swift

This- Ed Sheeran

Confidence- Teddy Geiger

Jeanette- Chase Coy

It's a short list today. I've been writing a lot the past couple days, so I've been listening to the last three people a lot on Pandora. The acoustic music really helps me concentrate. 

I've been sick with a cold and cough for the past two weeks. Hopefully it goes away before school starts back up again.  This is definitely why I've been inside writing and reading instead of enjoying the end of summer. 

So I suppose I will leave you with a quote I found a few days ago:

"There is nothing more beautiful than the way the ocean refuses to stop kissing the shoreline, no matter how many times it is sent away."
I hope you get the chance to inspire someone today!

~Sophie Leigh



Olympic pride meets too much genius

Its that time of the month again....blogging time!

So what's been up with me? I had college orientation and I just received my schedule for school. Yikes. Makes everything seem a bit more real.

Usually I don't include videos other than music, but watching the Olympics has changed that. Olympic gymnastics, to be more specific. I don't know whether or not you follow the U.S. team, but I sure do and I can't contain myself. If you do follow U.S. gymnastics, I think you know what I'm going to talk about. McKayla Maroney's vault. It was days ago and I'm still not over that. Somehow the judges managed to deduct points from this, but I'm really not sure how. It was utter flawlessness. Just take a look at this sheer perfection.

I've been inspired to write again, but whenever I actually have inspiration, I have no idea what to write and everything turns out junky. And I have about five story ideas right now and I'm currently working on two, but I don't have time for this. New ideas for new stories need to stop popping into my head.  Welcome to the life of a writer.

I've decided to change things up a bit. Instead of including the music right here, I'm just going to give a list of the music that I've been listening to lately, and if you feel up to it, give them a listen.

The Ever-changing Playlist

World's Gunna End- Megan and Liz

Bad for Me- Megan and Liz (The song that is on the new Macy's commercial! Yay, they've come so far. I feel like a proud mama.)

Sort Of- Ingrid Michaelson

Carry On- Fun.

Ed Sheeran- Wake Me Up (his lyrics are heavenly)

The Bird and the Worm- Owl City

And speaking of music, I have some spectacular news that has to do with me, three amazing musical groups/singers, and concerts. Regina Spektor, Ingrid Michaelson, and Fun. will be having concerts at my school this year. The best part is that tickets are 20 dollars or less. YES. Life really doesn't get better than that.