Book lover confession : An Abundance of Katherines from John Green

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Hello everyone :)
Today, I decided to write about one of my favourite books ever: An abundance of Katherines, from John Green. When I heard about John Green I thought it would be amazing to read some of his books. His popularity is huge and since The Fault In Our Stars… popularity grew. I watched The fault In Our Stars, and I fell in love with the plot. Not only because of the characters, but mainly because of the dialogue between them. John Green’s writing is stupendous.
The next day, I decided:
-Ok, Rita You MUST read John Green Books.
I was on holiday in Algarve and I run to the nearest book shop. I could not wait :) Sometimes I can be really persistent :) capa
So yeaaah, I bought An Abundance of Katherines. This book is about a boy (Colin) who always fell in love with Katherines, always, always. He also is looking for his “missing piece”. He hopes to accomplish his goal of becoming a genius by having a “eureka” moment by finding a theorem that could “help” him predict the future of a relationship. …along the plot Colin lives a lot of adventures with his friend Hassan Harbish (he is so so funny) and meets a lot of new people ;)
The plot is super super good and the way John green writes fascinate me. He gives a lot of tips/Advises about life. I definitely will read this book again, the stuff to  learn is too much for just one reading.
Here is some of my favourite quotes:

“What is the point of being alive if you don’t at least try to do something remarkable?”  
“If people could see me the way I see myself – if they could live in my
memories – would anyone love me?”
“That smile could end wars and cure cancer.”
“Everywhere man blames nature and fate, yet his fate is mostly but the echo of his character and passions, his mistakes and weaknesses.”

Is not It delightful? There are a lot of them in the book. The best thing about it is the fact that you can actually understand the characters and feel what they feel (Specially Colin). Most of us always wanted/want to do something meaningful, be special, be something, be loved… If you have not read it yet, You should. I read it super quickly (3 days), for me, when this happens, It is insane… It is because the book is AMAZING <3 aprendix

So last but not least, in the end of the book, you have a Q&A with John Green and the appendix :) The appendix explains in a really simple way the theorem of Colin. It is super super interesting and quite helpful ;) P.S: Summer is here and I have a lot of books to read. I am really excited :) Reading is definitely one of my passions <3

With love <3
-Rita- questionary

Meditation Time 2.0

Hello everyone,
I have been really busy but I would love to share with you one of my favourite songs.
The lyric is amazing and this video? It is impressive. It is easy to get lost in my thoughts while listening/watching this video.

Have an amazing weekend,

with love <3
Rita

Inspiration- Feelings ” Are we afraid?”

I am a huge fan of The Doors and Jim Morrison is like an idol. Here is a quote from him.
feeling blue
Jim Morrison

“People are afraid of themselves, of their own reality; their feelings most of all…Feelings are disturbing. People are taught that pain is evil and dangerous. How can they deal with love if they’re afraid to feel? Pain is meant to wake us up. People try to hide their pain. But they’re wrong. Pain is something to carry, like a radio. You feel your strength in the experience of pain. It’s all in how you carry it. That’s what matters. Pain is a feeling. Your feelings are a part of you. Your own reality. If you feel ashamed of them, and hide them, you’re letting society destroy your reality. You should stand up for your right to feel your pain.”

Paiting: “feeling blue” Artists Yuliya

With love <3

Rita

If we could change the World…

cahnge the worldChanging the world, well, this is hard.
I am sure all of us had already though/wished about this possibility.
If I could, I would change a few things.
The first one would be, war. This looks a little cliché but I wish war was over. Sometimes I try to understand the reasons of it and the “feelings” that people have to deal with.. It makes me really sad.
Then, I wish I could end poverty. I know this is a huge thing, but the fact that there are families that find surviving really difficult is really really real. Even to buy some milk or bread for the members of the family.
…Then, well… I know these wishes are general, most of the people would wish that if this chance was given to them :)

As changing the big world is not easy, I try my best to change humans world. Being kind, being honest, being myself, being friend, being helpful.. always ready to help.
Do you want to know a cute story? When I was in high school, I used to go to the streets playing guitar with my classmates. In my city there is an artist (by doing paintings). He is homeless. One day, while I was playing guitar and singing, people started “donating” money in the case of my guitar. I could not believe in that moment, I was so happy. In the end, I earn some money and the painter gave me a painting (where it was me playing guitar) I could not describe that moment. I was really grateful. Then, I give him all the money that I earned while playing guitar.
That was changing (even just a little bit) his world.
Sometimes, saying something to your friend or helping a random stranger in the supermarket is just enough to bright their day :)
…I have a few dreams. One of them is… (well, Rita, maybe you should save this to another post ;) )

So, yeah, let’s make this world a little better.
P.S: I heard that if we can dream it we can do It. So, let’s do it. :)

with Love <3
Rita

If you could go somewhere, Where Would you go?

run awayHello everyone :)
Today I decided to write about something that I have been thinking about: running away (as an escape… Just going somewhere when we are feeling sad or just tired of this world)
Sometimes, It is ok not to be ok. We all know this world is not the heaven that we would like to be… Even If I try to believe it, the thought does not last forever :(
If I could go somewhere, just to be calm and think about my life, I would go the beach/river… Just to breathe and do some meditation.
Life is not what we always idealise… Some people say that It is destiny. If something happen  is because It has to happen. But this sucks :( Sometimes, I confess, It is amazing because I feel surprised with the stuff that happen in my daily life, but (sometimes) I feel also disappointed :( well, maybe I am to naive.
Anyway, besides everything that I do not like about “life”, the truth is: I am what I am and thank God I am like this.
We should be grateful by having our friends that “help” us to shape our personallity. We become stronger warriors in this “jungle” called Earth.

so, *Live your Life, Be Kind and Be YourSELF*.  But If you need to run away just for a moment: Go :)

with Love <3
Rita