I am starting a new series in my blog called ‘Inspiration’. I post several things i found inspiring that week including art, quotes, tips, websites, books, people, and music.  It is a place to reflect on the week and give a shout out to things that pushed me in the right direction. To check out other ‘Inspiration’ posts follow the tag: inspiration.


 “The opposite of love is not hate, it’s indifference. The opposite of art is not ugliness, it’s           indifference. The opposite of faith is not heresy, it’s indifference. And the opposite of life is not death, it’s indifference.”

                                                                                        ― Elie Wiesel


Courtesy of Miguel-Santos

Courtesy of Miguel-Santos


Uglies TrilogyCourtesy of Simon & Schuster

Uglies Trilogy
Courtesy of Simon & Schuster


Learn something from everyone.

Book Review: Uglies by Scott Westerfeld

The Uglies by Scott Westerfeld starts with :”The early summer sky was the color of cat vomit”. That in my opinion is a very interesting first line to start a book with. From the very beginning i was sucked into the adventures of Tally Youngblood.  I have missed this feeling. Reading a book that grips you from the very beginning till the very last word feels very exhilarating. I enjoy reading books that create a world that might exist after ours showing us a glimpse of what the future could be. The book reminded me of another book a enjoyed years ago: The Giver by Lois Lowry. The book shows the ugly side of being pretty. Many books create future worlds that arise from wanting to distant themselves from our current world. If we continue as we are would we destroy everything? Would future generations see us as crazy ‘rusties’?

A few quotes i enjoyed:

“In a world of extreme beauty, anyone normal is ugly.”

“What you do, the way you think, makes you beautiful.”

“Perhaps the logical conclusion of everyone looking the same is everyone thinking the same.”

“The flowers were so beautiful, so delicate and unthreatening, but they choked everything around them.”

                               ― Scott WesterfeldUglies

To Read in 2013

Books i want to read in 2013

I’m going to start a list of books i would like to eventually read and keep track of them. I might review some of them here in the future. The list is all over the place some are older books while others are fairly new. I’ll add to the list as i discover new books.

  1. Divergent by Veronica Roth
  2. Matched by Ally Condie
  3. Uglies by by Scott Westerfeld
  4. The Prophet by Kahlil Gibran
  5. The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy by Douglas Adams
  6. The Ultimate Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy by Douglas Adams
  7. Three Cups of Tea by Greg Mortenson and David Oliver Relin
  8. City of Bones by Cassandra Clare
  9. Freakonomics: A Rogue Economist Explores the Hidden Side of Everything by Steven D. Levitt and Stephen J. Dubner
  10. Percy Jackson and the Olympians by Rick Riordan
  11. The Help by Kathryn Stockett
  12. The Princess Bride by William Goldman
  13. Gone with the Wind by Margaret Mitchell and Pat Conroy
  14. Fahrenheit 451 by Ray Bradbury
  15. Les Misérables by Victor Hugo
  16. The Hobbit by J.R.R. Tolkien
  17. The Shadow of the Wind by Carlos Ruiz Zafón
  18. Life of Pi by Yann Martel
  19. For One More Day by Mitch Albom
  20. The Alchemist  by Paulo Coelho
  21. The Casual Vacancy by J.K. Rowling
  22. Gone Girl by Gillian Flynn
  23. Wild by Cheryl Strayed
  24. Quiet by Susan Cain
  25. The Fault in Our Stars by John Green