A Very Long, Rambling, Completely Unedited Snippet From My Current WIP (I have nothing better to post so here, have some of my trademark angstiness)

I wander aimlessly along the passageways, not really seeing where I’m going, until I stop, satisfied with my little walk, and look around. I realise that my footsteps have taken me to stand right in front of Alexa’s studio. Cold white light spills out from underneath the closed door, illuminating the corridor around me with a thin glow.
I hesitate. I’ve been thinking about this marvellous haven of creativity since I wandered in that day when I’d just arrived here. The thought of it keeps appearing in the back of my mind – I long to go inside again, to soak up the sight of those beautiful and unnerving paintings and listen to Alexa playing her haunting music and maybe try my hand at some drawing or try out the piano. It’s been far too long since I did anything like that.
But the studio is clearly Alexa’s and Alexa’s alone, and I’m not sure that she’d be willing to share it with me, or even let me enter – I remember the look on her face when I went in the other day, and the sensation I f…

So What's Been Going On in the Life of Me?? : A trip to the beach, the Jane Austen House Museum, GCSE results (!!!), central London and BOOOOOKS

Hey whassup guys *attempts to be cool* *fails*

So it's been ages since the last time I wrote a proper blog post on here (I swear I've been meaning to post something for like two weeks?? But it never happened?? What is self-organisation), and even longer since I last wrote a life update post, so that's what I'm going to be doing today!

 Lately, you've probably been wondering, "so what's been going on in the life of Andrea? It's been a really long time since she last posted!" ... Okay, so probably none of you wondered that because I'm not that important to you BUT I'm still going to be writing a life update!! Trust me... a LOT has happened since I last posted anything here. There are some things I'm really excited about, but I'm going to leave those until the end because they happened the most recently and I want to write this in chronological order. So without further ado, let's jump right in!

*jumps right in*

(Yes I apparently …

Book Review: "Caraval" by Stephanie Garber!! (I apparently write book reviews now?? Is this a parallel universe?? I don't know myself anymore??)

So in a startling turn of events, I have written a book review?? I... Don't... Usually... Write book reviews? I've tried to in the past, but it always sort of failed (don't ask). But I just finished Caraval by Stephanie Garber a couple of days ago, and I had Thoughts that I wanted to write about, so I thought... why not write a review?? What could possibly go wrong?? (Everything. The answer to that is: everything.) So that's what I did! And it turned out okay... I think... I may be wrong... I don't even know what's happening anymore.
I originally posted this on Goodreads, but then I realised that it was long enough to be a full blog post, so I decided to share it here as well. (Also I have no other post ideas sob sob.)
Anyway, enjoy this book review* by Moi!!

*I say "review"... What I really mean is "confusing little ramble that vaguely has something to do with a book I read" but eh, technicalities.

(Cover image copied from Goodreads)

"Not Like Other Girls" // Poetry

I’m not like other girls.

I’m not beautiful,
Or clever,
Or talented,
Or ambitious,
Or loyal.

I don’t know how to take a compliment and I sure as hell don’t know how to give one,
I don’t know how to support other girls because all I think about is myself
I don’t know what friendship truly means because I don’t really trust anyone, not deep down
I only know how to be alone

I can’t find happiness in the simple things
Like pretty flowers
Or a new eyeshadow palette
Or a fairy-tale house
Or a sunset

I only see the rain
Never the rainbow
I only hear the individual notes
Never the symphony
I am a single black tulip among a field of beautiful, colourful blossoms
And it hurts
It hurts a lot

I used to think I didn’t feel enough
Now I know the opposite is true
I don’t feel enough about the real world, I don’t care enough about the people and things happening around meI’m too detached from real life
It’s frightening
But I feel too much when it comes to my stories, my characters, the universe inside…

The Positive Positivity Tag (ft. me being all sappy and sharing all the blogging love), + snippets from a new WIP! (Why am I like this tho)

Hey guys! What's up?

Sooooo I should be working on my WIP right now because I haven't hit my goal of 1K words this morning but eh, whatever, I'll just work on it some more in the afternoon, I don't really feel like writing right now, I'm feeling tired and sort of uninspired... ooh look, that rhymed... okay I'll go now.

So I got tagged with the Positive Positivity Tag by the awesome Dani Jones @ The Book Blog That's Not Actually A Book Blog! (You should check out her blog, it's very cool.) Anyway, this seems like a really lovely tag to share the blogging love, so I'mma do it! Yaay.

Rules: 1. Link and follow the creators on their blogs (I don't think you actually have to do this?) 2. Tag 5 of your favourite blogging friends. It could be because of their posts, personality, anything as long as you love it and want to let them know it! 3. Post on your blog with these rules ~ optional ~ 4. List some reasons about why you tagged these amazing bloggers!

The Awesome Blogger Award! ft. weird childhood aspirations, absolutely crazy summer goals and random people knocking on my door (it's okay they're friendly)

*jumps into view* HEY GUYS! *waves enthusiastically*

How are you all? Enjoying your summer, I hope. Or winter. Or whatever.
It's so hot where I live right now, oh my God?? I mean, it's actually quite nice today, the temperatures have dropped quite a lot, but they've been super high all last week and they're going to go back up again a couple of days from now... I DON'T LIKE HOT WEATHER, OKAY. It makes me feel sleepy and sweaty and like I don't have energy to do anything and just URGH. You can't even really go outside and do anything like I was planning to do this summer because it's just wayy too hot. 
I mean in a way this is sort of good? It means I have a load of free time to work on my WIP... when I feel like I have enough energy to do anything, of course. I actually should be working on it right now, but yesterday I worked on it a LOT and then I started stressing out over it because what if it's terrible, I've worked so hard on it and what i…