My Favourite Songs About Current Affairs

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So after 10 minutes of switching the title around to try and encompass the content of the post, I settled on this one. I really want to share some songs that have made me think and even reevaluate the way we live and work. 

1) Where is the Love? - The Black Eyed Peas



2) Teenagers - My Chemical Romance 
This one challenges the stigma surrounding teenagers.



3) Barbie Girl - Aqua
Ok, so this isn't about current stuff but I think there is a deeper meaning about consumerism and stereotypes.




3) Little Game - Benny
It's true. It's true. 




4) Gay Rude Boys Unite - Leftover Crack
Strangely funny but definitely empowering with a dollop of f*ck you.



5) Mrs. Potato Head - Melanie Martinez 
I love this one because it makes beauty standards and the industry childish. Is it a metaphor? 


6) Lights Out - Mindless Self Indulgence
Because causing problems does make you famous. 



7) Hanging on the Old Barbed Wire
Technically not based on any current things as it is about 
WW1 but the message is important. 




8) Happy Little Pill - Troye Sivan








What are your thoughts or any more you'd add to the list? 

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"Where is the love?" - the Black Eyed Peas 

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The British Tag!

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source: pinterest(dot)com


I believe this is an outdated tag, but I also wanted to do it. 'Cause I'm British. And I blog. And they interest me on other blogs.

Let's go!

How many cups of tea do you have a day?

It goes in cycles, cycles of a *dependence* on coffee and with a *dependence* on tea. Up to three, but usually just the one. With two sugars.


source: keepittea(dot)pgtips(dot)co(dot)uk

Favourite part of your roast?

Yorkshire Pudding. Obviously. Although, I am known to just use the apple sauce even if I don't have lamb.


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Favourite British pastime?

Lemonade and pork scratchings in a pub. I want to go now!

Favourite word?

Eldritch, which, handily is of Scottish origin

Cockney rhyme slang?

I just cannot.

Favourite sweet?

Mint creams, rhubarb and custard, sour laces, Hannah's Mice, pig-face things


source: veggies(dot)com


What would your pub be called?

The Lost Duck. Which was inspired by a fictional one I saw as a child.

Favourite shop/restaurant?
  • Tiger
  • LUSH
  • Waterstones
  • My local bookshop
  • My local sweetshop (what can I say?)

What British song pops into your head?
God Save the Queen (Sex Pistols) 

Marmite?

source: primogif(dot)com

I tag anyone who is British! Actually, it would be quite interesting to see a non-Brit's answers! 


What were your answers? Thoughts? 

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"The best advice we can give is to never give up" - Ray Toro  





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The Great Gatsby (F. Scott Fitzgerald) BOOK REVIEW

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This was a book club read and it did not go well.

Source: wikipedia(dot)org


In a Nutshell:
Rich dude goes to parties and makes un-intellectual conversation. Rollicking. 

The Actual Review:
Seeing as this book is supposedly one to capture the spirit of the roaring twenties, this made it seem more like a miaow to me. And I'm currently studying 1920s America and well, someone's lying. 

The characters were vacuous and made conversation which
 truly reflected themselves. You may as well just read a transcript of my conversations with friends. It'd be cheaper and it wouldn't actually be nonsensical. Honestly, I stopped reading at 30% despite being implored to get to the good bits. I'm sorry. 

I was never entirely sure who was talking or what was happening. It's a DNF for now. And for the foreseeable future. And for after. 

Rating:
/5 

Source: express(dot)co(dot)uk

In Conclusion: 
▫️ Dull
▫️ Confusing  
▫️ I'll try again some day. I do want to like it.

Does this support We Need Diverse Books? (See sidebar for more info!)

No

/////// Quote of the post ///////////

"There is a difference between giving up and knowing when you've had enough"

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Book Heist (Haul)

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Recently I discovered that my library was getting rid of a few books and I thought this was ok. However, when I went in to nose about, I discovered that they were in fact BINNING books that are in perfectly acceptable condition. Nope. Not acceptable. I thought. So like a cat to a catnip I pounced in a jumped up craze that got me a few funny looks. I'm cool with that. 

Also, apologies for not posting in a while. My life's a mess and it's being reflected on my blog.

1) Come to Mecca (Farrukh Dhondy) 
A collection of short stories set in multicultural London. It focuses on the struggles of black and Asian people trying to live in a racially prejudiced society.

source: childrensbookshop(dot)com


2) Born Confused (Tanuja Desai Hidier) 
Dimple Lala doesn't know what to think. She's spent 17 years resisting her parents' traditions but now they are arranging for her to meet a 'suitable boy'

source: books(dot)google(dot)com


3) Romeo and Juliet (Manga)

source: amazon(dot)com


4) Crime and Punishment (Fyodor Dostoyevsky) 
How Raskolnikov, a former student, comes half-dreaming with a borrowed hatchet to murder an old woman.

source: prepwise(dot)com


5) Selected Edgar Allan Poe 
This is the only book I got in the past month that wasn't from the library ^_^

What books have you acquired recently? Have you read any of these? 

///////// Quote of the post /////////

"We all belong to this world" - Gerard Way 

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