The Weekly Hufflepuff #3

GUYS I HAVE ONE WEEK LEFT BEFORE I’M STARTING JOURNALISM AND I’M EXCITED AND SCARED

Anyway, what happened this week?

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  • This was a slow reading week for me. I finally finished The Young Elites and it was okay. It took so long for things to get interesting!
  • I started The Warlock (fifth book in The Secrets of the Immortal Nicholas Flamel series) and am enjoying it so far. I had to look up summaries of the first four books since it’s been so long since I read those, but now at least I remember what has happened so far!

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I translated quite a bit of my WIP this week, though not as much as I would’ve liked.

TEEN WOLF OH MY GOD NO DON’T DO THIS TO ME

The Fosters mid-season finale though. Spoilers in white: DID WE SIRIUSLY GET A HAPPY FINALE OH MY GOD. I mean, okay Jonnor might break up (so not okay with that), but nothing majorly bad happened!! Also not sure how I feel about the new Jesus (I was so confused: ‘Who’s that. What Jesus? That’s not- Okay so we have a new Jesus’ I had no idea Jesus was coming back! I guess I missed that). I guess I’m still used to Jake T. Austin, but we’ll see what he’s like in 3B!

On Thursday I went to see Paper Towns with a friend. Getting there was terrible, as I hadn’t realised how busy it would be thanks to Sail! (If you don’t know what that is, it has something to do with boats. Somehow I managed to miss this events in my 18 years of living in Amsterdam). I barely got on time (which was really funny as it’s usually my friend who’s late haha!) and thankfully we were still allowed to buy tickets and go in. I won’t go into details, or this post will get really long, but I absolutely loved it. They made some minor changes, but they didn’t affect the plot too much and most of them I actually liked (like Angela getting screen-time). The cast all did a fantastic job portraying their characters and they had great chemistry with each other. One of my favourite adaptations, that’s for sure!

I slept over at my friends and we caught up on Pretty Little Liars (no spoilers please, we still have five episodes until the 6A finale). Of course we also talked a lot.

The next day we continued our Pretty Little Liars marathon (actually we went to bed at 3 AM so we continued it the same day haha. I had a really weird dream by the way, about Pretty Little Liars…) and baked muffins with chocolate chips!

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Muffins!! 😊

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Oh I also rewatched The Jungle Book (first time in English since I grew up with most Disney films in Dutch) and was very disturbed to find out Kaa and Winnie the Pooh had the same voice actor (I’M NOT OKAY THAT MY FAVOURITE BEAR HAS THE SAME VOICE AS THAT CREEPY SNAKE OKAY)

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I spy with my little eye… Some interesting blog posts!

That was another week! There’s only one week of August left- EEP. Which means I really need to post my first Amsterdam post since I promised the series would start this month. I STILL DON’T HAVE A NAME THOUGH. If you have any suggestions, let me know!
Anyway, how was your week? Let me know in the comments!

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Review: Paper Towns by John Green

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Genre: Young adult, contemporary
Goodreads rating: 4.01
My rating: ★★★★

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Quentin Jacobsen has spent a lifetime loving the magnificently adventurous Margo Roth Spiegelman from afar. So when she cracks open a window and climbs into his life—dressed like a ninja and summoning him for an ingenious campaign of revenge—he follows. After their all-nighter ends, and a new day breaks, Q arrives at school to discover that Margo, always an enigma, has now become a mystery. But Q soon learns that there are clues—and they’re for him. Urged down a disconnected path, the closer he gets, the less Q sees the girl he thought he knew…(Goodreads).

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Disclaimer: I read this on the plane back from America and was exhausted, then I finished it at home when I was still exhausted. May or may not have read/understood everything due to exhaustion.

While reading this book I thought I would give this book five stars. I loved the mystery and friendship aspect. Road trip? Hell yes! (though I did think the road trip would be a bigger part). I liked the characters and getting to know them by each page. I liked how Q started to understand Margo the more he looked for her. I liked how the friends interacted with each other. I won’t go into too many details, as I barely knew anything going in (while I knew way too much when I started TFIOS), and I really recommend that.

What I didn’t like was the ending. It felt off and I literally turned the page almost yelling ‘THIS IS IT?’, but as stated in my disclaimer I was really, really exhausted, so I’m planning on rereading the ending and see if I feel different and hopefully I’ll be able to change my rating, as I really enjoyed and loved the book. Besides, I gave TFIOS five stars and I loved this more. The more I talk about this the more I feel like I definitely need to reread the ending now haha.

So, do I need to reread the ending? Was my exhaustion clouding me from appreciating it? Tell me!

– The Writing Hufflepuff