18th Birthday and back for a little moment with a MacBook Air

Dear Readers,
Since yesterday I am 18 years old. I can’t believe it. Time went by so fast. An Adult. Me? I guess so. But the weird thing is, nothing changes much. Except you can now pay bills, vote and be responsible. Well much has happened in these 18 years. And when you’re a little kid you think 18 is the age where everything changes. The age where that one love comes, the good one. The one that stays. But growing up isn’t as exciting as it used to be. I used to believe everything would just work. And all the problems would be just gone. But as a child you believe in Santa as well. Don’t get me wrong here. I am extremely excited that I am 18 now. And I still can’t quite believe myself saying that. But it’s just that I didn’t have that much time to realise that yet. Life is so exciting,
as Peter Pan would say: To live would be an awfully big adventure. As is growing up. I am not grown up yet. It will take some time. You don’t grow up over night, it takes time. But now I am legally grown up. And you do that over night. And everybody asks you how it feels. And you just say old or tired because of the Birthday Party you had at the weekend. But when you think about it, you don’t know the answer. I just wanted to thank everybody for encouraging me my whole life. Thanking them for being there when I needed them. For laughing and crying with me. For simply existing and being a part of my life. And thanks for hugging me, even if you didn’t like it. And most of all thank you my parents. You shaped me and made me the person I am today. You always supported me and I am glad you still do. Thanks to my friends, for I couldn’t live without them. And for they’ve been there all the way. And I mean all sorts of friends. I mean my real life friends and of course you Aspen. You were and are great. Will be I suppose. Thank you all. I love you. And I wouldn’t want to be without you. It’s kinda late right now so I should probably get some sleep. Goodnight y’all. Thanks for reading. I know it’s not much, but it is what it is. Sleep well or have an awesome day. Bye. Yours Gioia
PS: I got a MacBook Air for my birthday. Thanks again Mom.
PPS: I will write soon. Believe me. After Biology exam.

The Blue Sky Tag and back after about two months

Dear Readers,
Yeah, I still exist. Hard to believe, I know. The last two months have been extremely stressful. But it was worth is, because finally my grades are up again and if I keep doing as I am right now I will pass this semester. Hopefully.I know that I’m a terrible blogger. And I am even worse at keeping my blogging promises. But there’s always a time for everything. I haven’t read a book in ages. It’s actually quite sad but as I said there’s always a time for everything. So, I was awarded with the “Blue Sky Tag” by Aspen today and I really want to thank her for doing so. I still don’t believe I deserve it Aspen, but thank you though. I am really looking forward to answering all those questions and nominating 11 other awesome bloggers. Now let’s move on to the rules.

There they are:

  1. Thank the person (people) who nominated you.
  2. Answer their 11 questions.
  3. Tag 11 people.
  4. Give them 11 questions to answer.

Now you know what’s going on so, let’s begin:

1.Were you a cute or ugly baby?
I don’t want to sound arrogant. Really I hate it. But I’d say I was a really cute baby. Well not the moment when I was born, I actually think I looked pretty ugly but who doesn’t. Not wanting to be mean.
2.Would you rather live in the times of the Old West, or medieval times?
I’m not totally sure but I’d say the Old West. Actually it would be neither of them but if I had to choose, which I obviously have to right now, I would live in the Old West. Reasons why: The medieval times were so dark and there was so much death and destruction. As a woman you almost had not rights. And the ways to die were much more horrible than in the Old West. Plus they could ride on horses and Men fought for Women( okay maybe they didn’t but I like to think so).
3.If you could only have sweatshirts or sweatpants which would you pick?
That’s a hard question. Really. Because I love both. But I’d take the sweatshirts. Because they are so comfy and you still don’t look as if you slept with it( which I’ve actually already done). But I love Sweatpants as well. I could walk in them the whole day. So that one still goes to Sweatshirts.
4.If you could know 1 thing about the world what would it be?
Your questions are extremely tricky, but that’s what I love about you. I’d love to know if the myth about the Bermuda triangle is really true and why.
5.Least favorite food?
Fennel and Ginger-Tea. I know, weird.
6.A song you can’t stand but always sing when it comes on.
“Life is Life” by Opus. I hate this song. Totally hate it. We’ve had to sing it since 1st grade. Well we used to sing it from 1st grade til 4th grade. And then in 9th grade with this super weird and funny teacher last year. I totally hate this song but can’t do anything but sing it if somebody starts.
7.What do you call hair elastics where you live? (i.e. ponytails,etc)
We call it “Haargummi”. I know that sounds weird but it’s German(I’m from Switzerland). And ponytail is “Pferdeschwanz”.
8.Favorite scent of soap?
Tricky one for I can’t smell. Was never able to, since I was a little child. So I won’t be able to answer that one. Sorry. But I’m sure I’d like tangy because I like the German word for it( “herb” if you’re interested).
9.At the beach would you rather stay playing in the sand or actually swim?
Swim. Definitely. I love to swim. Of course I like playing in the sand, but I prefer swimming. I love the feeling you get when you’re swimming, it’s so freeing. I love that feeling. Because it makes you feel alive. And I love it.
10.If you could move to another country, would you? If so, where?
I guess America or England or Ireland. I can’t decide. I’m the worst at deciding anything. At least some English speaking part of the world. But I’m not sure if I would, because I’d probably die of homesickness first. I love my home too much. Well there’s still time I guess.
11.If you had the ability to teleport to 1 person right now, who would it be?
Apparently you. I’d teleport you right now and you’d sit here next to me on the couch, watching a movie. And I’d hug you and we’d actually talk. And I’d give you your birthday present tomorrow. And I’d be so happy to meet you.

So these were my eleven answers and I hope you like them. Here we go with the questions.

1. What’s your favorite book?
2. Favorite place to visit?
3. Your best day? What did you do on it?
4. Happiest Memory?
5. Worst song?
6. If you had a superpower which one would it be and why?
7. If you had the ability to fly, where would you go?
8. If you could know one secret about the universe, which would it be?
9. Would you rather be invisible or be seen by literally everyone?
10. What would you do if you were told that this was your last day on earth?(No restrictions)
11. If you could bring someone dead back to life and ask one question, who would it be and why?

My Nominees are:
Muse
Misstery
Liv
Paul
World4women
Evie
Jackeline
Mahriya
Ivy
Sav
Shay

I hope you’re all great and well. I love you all. Really, truly, deeply.
Bye and Goodnight or good morning. See ya.

First Post after a month of silence

Dear Readers,

I know that I’ve let you down. But I am back. That’s the only thing I wanted to tell you. Please understand if I am only going to post once a month for a minimum. I know this isn’t much. And I know you might be impatient by now. But I have to keep it to a minimum because I failed last semester.  This doesn’t mean that i’m out of High School but it means that I might get kicked out if I fail next semester and I really can’t do this. So I’ve gotta get better. Which means I’ll have to get better grades. So I’ll have to study more effectively than last semester.  Sorry for letting you down. And I know you might think I’might dumb but I’m not. At least I hope I’m not. I hope you don’t hate me now. Right now I’m in NYC. We’ve got holidays. But they end on Monday. So on Monday there’ll be school again. But I’ll make a post next Sunday for sure. I was thinking I could make some sort of Journal. Let me know what you think in the comments. Thank you in advance.  I know this isn’t much right now, but I’m writing this from my cell phone so I guess it’s okay.  I hope you are all doing good. You guys are the best. Keep your heads up and keep on going. You’re stronger than you think you are. And smarter than you may think you are. I guess I’ll stop it right now. So goodbye. Have a nice day or night or whatever time it is where you live.

Bye 🙂

 

Thank you for 2016

Dear Readers,

I know it may be too late to apologize for I’ve done wrong this year. But I don’t think there’s a too late for that sort of thing. As long as it comes from the heart. First I hope you had a beautiful Christmas with all your loved ones. A Christmas to forgive and to give love to others. Because you deserve to be loved. And to be happy. Now I want to thank you for 2016. And I won’t be telling you it was great in every way because I’d be lying. But it was great in many ways and it sucked in some ways. That’s okay. It’s good actually. Because I wouldn’t change a thing. I believe that everything is meant to happen. And that we all have both light and dark in ourselves. And that it doesn’t matter if we’re different. Think of a world where everybody is the same. How awfully boring would that be. We’re all unique and that’s okay. It’s good that way. Thank you for being here that whole time. Pro’s and Con’s of the year:

  • 100 Followers on My Crazy World Of Books Blog
  • First Love ( though this is both pro and con)
  • First year of High School finished,2nd Year started
  • Survived it
  • Kept going
  •  Not giving up

Con’s:

  • Didn’t blog much
  •  Grades sucked
  • First Love
  •  My thoughts
  •  Losing control
  •  Many People died

Now I want to thank certain people that changed my life in 2016. I’d thank you all, believe me. But it would be a too long post and I wouldn’t be able to finish it till tomorrow. So consider yourself as thanked while reading this. Really. You’re all good people. Love yourself. Please. And don’t you dare think you’re talking too much, don’t you dare think you’ve said the words I love you too many times because in I love you there is no such thing as too much. Thank you. All of you. And I want to thank Aspen for being such a great friend. I’ve grown to care about her. I’ve grown to like her. She’s one of my best friends now. And I’m not lying when I’m telling you how strong she is. She’s gone through so much stuff and she’s still standing there. Never giving up. I really look up to that. And I know that she doesn’t think she’s kind but she’s kinder than she thinks she is. For some reason I can’t link her because my computer is being dumb. But she’s awesome and if you aren’t following her, go do it now. And I want to thank Train of Thought for her nice comments that always make me smile. She never fails to make you feel better. She’s really sweet and her blog is awesome. Thank you. And I want to thank Liv. Her Poems have brought tears to my eyes and made me think. The way she writes is making one feel better, it’s full of hope. The hope that everything is going to be okay. And it will. She’s a very nice person. And I think she deserves to be followed. Thank you all.

To end this year with more positivity a quote of Peter Pan by J.M. Barrie: To live would be an awfully big adventure.

I wish you all a wonderful, happy new year and that the new year may bring hope and faith to you and your families. I love you all. Have a Happy New Year.

Yours sincerely

Gioia

Q&A answers

Dear Readers,
I know you may not remember me, but I do remember you. So I just wanted to tell you guys that I’m back. And yeah I sure as hell haven’t forgotten the Q&A answers. I’ve just been busy with school. And yeah it’s stressing. And yeah I’m scared I won’t get it sometimes. But who isn’t? I hope you’re all doing great. And I can’t do more than apologise for not being here. I hope you can forgive me one day. Because you’re important to me. And I don’t want to lose you. So keep that. Now let’s move on  to the Q&A answers. I know it’s been a long time. But I keep my promises. So let’s do it. Your questions were awesome.
Here they are with the answers of course:
Aspen
What are some of your favorite books?
Truth be told I can’tell decide. But if I’d have to, I’d pick The Luxen-Series, the Divergent-Series and The Perks of being a Wallflower. 🙂
If you could travel 1 place where would you go?
America. I know it’s a continent but. 🙂
-What is your favorite thing to spend money on?
Honesr? Books. And sometimes Starbucks Charamel Macciato.
-If there was a book that contained everyone’s opinion of you, would you read it?
No. I wouldn’t want to. Because their opinions are theirs. And that’s okay.
-If you could visit anyone in the world, who would it be?
Aparrently it’d be you. And about a billion of dead writers.
Luna
do you collect anything and if so, what? what’s the last song you listened to?
I don’t collect anything. Well I collect all the letters and cards I’ve ever gotten but I don’t know if that counts.
Answer two: Tugboat by Galaxie 500. I know it’s old hut I just love old music.
Jerrod
free food or free travelling?
Free travelling. No doubt. But the time for it had to be there too. 🙂
Ivy
What is the one place you really want to visit?
As I said before I really would like to visit America. And I’d love to visit the Yosemite National park in California. Petersburg in West Virginia. And Chicago.And Nevada.
Which is your favourite genre of books and why?
I love fantasy and love stories. But I love YA Novels as well as Classics. I know you said one but I can’t decide. I can’t say why. It’s just a great place to get away from everything and everyone. You’re just in that world. Away from it all.
Train of thoughts
1. If there was book containing the secrets to your future, would read it, why?
I wouldn’t. I love surprises. And I wouldn’t want to know how I die. And when. Because I am still trying to figure out how to live in the now. So that’s okay.
2. Favourite book?
How am I supposed to know that? But I’d say again:The Luxen-Series, the Divergent-Series and The Perks of being a Wallflower. And TKAMB.
3. Favourite food?
Pasta Pesto. No doubt.
4. When do you think you will stop blogging?
I really don’t know.But I don’t think I’I’ll ever stop. I might just make bigger breaks but never stop. Maybe when I’m dead. 🙂
WHAT IS YOUR FAVOURITE FOOD?
PASTA PESTO. YOU’RE FUNNY. 🙂
Allanas World
Whats the first thing you saw this morning?
My Alarm clock. And the temperature outside. Which made me want to stay in bed. But I didn’t. 😉
What is the weather like?
Freezing but sunny.
Where is your dream house located?
In my dreams. I don’t know yet. Somewhere in the world where there’s always stars.

I hope you liked my questions and that you can forgive me one day for not blogging much lately. Love y’all. Take care and have a wonderful Pre-Christmas time.
Yours truly,
Gioia

Hope

Dear Readers,
I wanted to share some thoughts with you.This morning I was waiting for the train to meet a friend. And as I was waiting, something crossed my mind. I felt hopeful. And when I thought about it, it made sense. I always feel so hopeful when I’m waiting for the train. Because it feels like that train is going to take me somewhere else. Which it obviously does. But I don’t mean it that way. I mean, like it’s taking me to where I want to be, to who I want to be. Of course it will not take me to who I want to be. But the hope it will, helps to go on. It helps to wake up every morning and go to school or work and live. It helps to stand up after you fall. It helps to keep going, even when you feel that you can’t take it anymore. The hope that it will be better one day. That you’ll be able to take yourself as you are. It helps you to be patient. There’s a saying: Hope dies last. I think it’s true. Because if you lose hope you’re lost. There’s nothing to hold on to anymore. That’s what I’m thinking anyways. I hope this post didn’t bore you half to death.
Have a nice day, night or whatever time it is at yours.
Keep on going, yours truly
Gioia

Happy First Blog-anniversary !

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Hey Guys,

This was how I started my first blog post. And I really didn’t know anything about blogging back then. I’ve got to admit I still don’t know everything about blogging but I’d say I’ve improved. This was how it first started. I had read one of my favorite books once again in which the main character is a blogger. She’s got a blog about, big question, books! So, one morning I thought ( actually a year ago), why don’t make a blog? Why not just try it? As you all know, I did. I had now idea how to write good reviews, and I don’t want to be arrogant here, but I think I’m much better than in the start. A lot of things changed. Life changed, High School started, interests changed and I have changed myself. But that’s good. Because this is why life’s interesting. Because there are changes. I didn’t think that many people would like my blog. There are so many other book bloggers that are so much better than me. But that’s not what it’s about, right? It’s about that each blog, person or being is unique and great in it’s own way. I wouldn’t have dreamed about having 100 followers. People that were actually reading what I thought and liking it. And I am so thankful to all of you. You helped me through very shitty times, and you were happy with me in the good times. I’ve learned so much with you. And about life. I’ve found friends  on here that will possibly last a lifetime. Especially one friend that I gladly count as one of my best friends, even though I’ve never seen her, never talked to her for real, she knows some things about me that not even my closest friends know. Or they do know about it but not that deeply. I’m really looking up to her. She’s so strong. And I feel like she really gets me. In a way I don’t even get myself. Go check out her blog if you haven’t already she’s great. It’s Aspen and if you read this, Aspen, know that I am glad to know you. I can’t believe how fast a year can go by. How many things can change in 12 months. It seems like a long time for the waiting, for those who look back it’s gone too fast. That’s how it works. It’s been a year that I have started this blog and I am so happy about it. Thank you all. THANK YOU!!!

Today I celebrated with my friends. And as you can see, there was even cake. It was a small celebration but it meant much to me. As I can’t celebrate with you in person I will do it in a Q&A post. Don’t worry, it will be there soon. But to do a Q&A there have to be questions, you can ask whatever you want to know except too personal stuff like address, Name, family. Well you can ask them, I just won’t answer them. As a present for you, you can write me any suggestions you’d like to hear as well as book reviews you’d like to hear. I hope you are all great and that life’s going well for you. I hope you all love yourselves. I want you to know that you deserve to be happy, because everybody of you does. I’ve always believed in the good of people, when I was little I used to think that nobody was born bad so they had to have something good in themselves. I still believe it, most of the time. But there’s bad people too, people that hurt you, people that are happy when they see you crying. Everybody has to learn that. In one way or another. But please don’t give up on believing in the good,even if it’s hard sometimes. Don’t give up on people and don’t give up on yourselves. I want you to be happy about the small things and cry if something makes you sad. Never be ashamed of crying. Crying shows that you are strong. Because crying shows you don’t lie to others or yourself when you feel shitty. You simply are yourself. And last but not least Be yourselves. If people don’t like the real you they don’t matter and the ones that like the real you won’t mind flaws.Because after all, we’re all humans.

I am glad to have you all and to have kept this blog. Have a nice day, night or whatever time it is.

Bye

100 followers and a Q&A

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Dear Readers,

Or should I say YOU 104 AWESOME, WONDERFUL, AMAZING, GREAT AND BEAUTIFUL PEOPLE. THANK YOU SOO MUCH. ALL OF YOU. EACH AND EVERYONE OF YOU. THANK YOU SOO MUCH. IS THIS EVEN TRUE? IS THAT POSSIBLE? YAAAAAAAAAAY. OMG. THANK YOU!!!!!!!

Maybe that was a bit stupid, I know. But I really don’t care. Because right now I am happy. I’d love to thank all of you each and hug you but since we’re on that funny planet called blogosphere in the Galaxy called Internet, I can’t. But consider yourself as hugged and possibly kissed as you’re reading this. You are so important to me and I wanted to show you how much you matter. I really wouldn’t know what to do without you. My first follower was Shay she showed me what it meant to be on the blogosphere in the first place. She’s got an awesome blog and is awesome herself. And Shay, if you read this you should know that I am not lying. My hundredth follower was Dice he made me jump and freak out, running around in my room and squeaking because he gave me my pre-first-blogversary present. In between I want to thank Aspen because she’s just great. She’s the funniest person to talk to and well she’s a good person. A really good person. She helped me so much without even wanting something in return. Thank you Aspen. Let’s move on to a different subject. Soon mycrazyobsessionwithbooksandenglish16 will be 1 year old. Believe it or not one year can go by soo fast. Well it’s not yet one year. But almost. You are all great. You helped me through shitty times and told me it would get better. You encouraged me to keep blogging and to keep writing. Thank you. To celebrate this I will  do a Q&A. But I need you to help me. I’ve never done this before and I have no Idea how to do it. Could you please help me with the in the comments? I’d be very thankful. I give you something in advance which is that you may ask any Question except too personal Questions like Home, Name, Address, you know stuff like that. There is no specified subject in this Q&A so ask what you want to know. I guess that’s all for today. And hopefully I will write a review soon so stay tuned for that. I may post some of my poems. Or I may write a Life Update. Let me know what you’d rather want from me. I hope you are all doing wonderful.

Bye I guess

PS: Just that you know THANK YOU !

PPS: Just that you know I’m randomly filling that post because I don’t want to stop it!

PPPS: That doesn’t even exist. Bye for real this time.

The way it goes

Dear Readers,
How have you all been lately? I’m actually thinking more about you than I may show. I know I’ve been a terrible blogger lately. And there’s no excuse only the hope that you can forgive me. Drama queen is talking. But yeah. This blog has been through a few changes. Well actually only one change. I haven’t been writing about books lately. There’s just a lot going on in my mind. And I haven’t been able to concentrate on something for a long time. My mind was always circling around other things. Now I have holidays and I hopefully will write more. For real this time. And I was thinking. In about a month I’ll have my first blogversary, it’s going faster than I thought. I wanted to ask you guys if you wanted me to do a Q&A. I’ve never done this before but as it’s something very important ( your blog doesn’t get 1 every day)I thought It’d be a good day to start. Please tell me in the comments if you want me to do one. Please. I hope you didn’t get tired of my talking. You can tell me to shut up if you want me to. I talk too much, I know. But I think it’s okay, if it’s not it’s fine. I am a confused person by nature, at least that’s what my friends say. But I like to think that I am just thinking much more than they are. I guess that’s all for today, even though I don’t want to stop right now. But I’m just so tired. And I can’t keep writing because soon you’ll be so bored of my writing you will fall asleep.
Bye I guess

It sucks

Dear Readers,
You’re right. Sometimes it just sucks. And that’s never going to change in humans history that hasn’t been written yet. But that’s okay. And it’s okay because it’s something nobody can change. So we just have to accept it. That’s the way it is. What’s weird is that right now I’m not sad or anything, I just am. And I think I want to keep this moment. So if I am sad I can look at this and remind myself that it’s just life. And that it goes on. Freaking hell. Love will always stay. Even if we don’t want it to, it will. And if we keep trying to un-love certain people it will break us apart. Every single day. And believe me it hurts like hell. So please just accept what you can’t change. Because I wouldn’t wish such a pain to my worst enemy. Alright I’m being a bit of a drama queen right now but hey, this is kinda a part of me. If you can’t cope with that, it’s your problem. Life is something so interesting. Something you could take away every second, but you don’t because you remind yourself of the people that do care about you. And there always are. Each of you is awesome and unique their own way. I hope you all love yourselves and treat others like you would like to be treated. Be open. And hell, talk to strangers on the streets. Only yesterday there was a woman on the streets and she tried to sell me and a friend, raw chocolate cakes. She talked about the chocolate and then we drifted off into a talk which went about 30 Minutes. At the beginning of the conversation I didn’t know that woman at all. Half an hour later I knew she was Australian, I knew several views of her about life and I knew that she didn’t watch TV often. That talk meant so much to me. It showed me that the world isn’t all cruel. That there are people that don’t make you feel crazy and weird at all. And that’s it. I guess that’s it for today. It’s kinda late. I hope you know that I care about all of you. If you didn’t yet, you do now. I wouldn’t know what to do without you. I’d probably curl up under my blanket and stay there for a year. But before a year would be over, I’d be over. Just technically. Well I’m writing pretty dumb stuff right now so I’d rather go to sleep than talk you, as my mom would say, at a wall. It basically means talking too much. How are you all? If you need help with anything feel free to contact me. Good Night and sleep well. Bye

PS.: If you’re reading this in the morning then I wish you a wonderful day.