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Happy Friday everyone!

It is time for my weekly series, “Best of the Week”. In this post I will share with you all the things I’ve been loving this week in the hopes of introducing you to something amazing.

So lets get started!

Videos

I was poking around YouTube as I often do when I found these two gems, Seth MacFarlane doing his Family Guy voices and Adam Levine singing Sesame Street in the voice of the late, great Michael Jackson among other things.

 

 

TV Shows/Movies

This week I’ve been watching Season 3 of Scandal and Season 1 of The Originals on Netflix to gear up for their premiere. However the big news in this category has got to be the fact that all seven seasons of Gilmore Girls is coming to Netflix. *cue the happy music*

This is one of my favorite series of all time and starting October 1st I will be able to binge watch to my heart’s content. Stars Hollow here I come!

 

Music

I haven’t been listening to much music this week however the theme song for Outlander has been stuck in my head all week. It is such a beautiful song and very fitting for the series.

 

Unfortunately I haven’t been in much of a reading mood this week so there are no books to share.

What are you obsessing about this week?

Let me know in the comments below!

Happy Friday! 🙂

Hey guys, it’s Friday!!!

Today I will be kicking off yet another new series for the blog, the “Best of the Week” series. Every Friday I will be sharing what I’ve been loving during the week. It’ll mostly consist of media; clips, songs, shows, etc however it won’t be limited to this at all.

So without further ado lets jump into the first list!

Videos

As per usual, YouTube takes up a lot of my time. I just get so lost in my subscription box and the recommended videos, it’s ridiculous. However my favorite video this week has been Superwoman‘s parent’s reaction to Nicki Minaj‘s music video for Anaconda. It is hilarious and a must see!

 

TV Shows/Movies

I haven’t been watching a lot of movies or TV shows this week however I am obsessed with the new series Outlander on Starz. It is so amazing and Jamie is so swoon worthy and his accent, his accent would bring girls to their knees. Below I have provided a fan video with a mash up of a lot of Claire and Jamie’s moments together.

 

Music

I’ve found myself reverting to my teen self and so this week I was obsessed with N’sync’s last album, Celebrity. I’ve been listening to it over and over and just enjoying the fun upbeat songs, the break up songs and of course the beautiful ballads on the album. It makes me sad that they broke up.

 

Also I’ve been loving Michael Jackson’s songs Speechless and Heaven Can Wait. Those songs hit me right in the heart! Beautiful songs by a legendary singer.

 

 

Finally I’ve also been jamming out to songs from movies such as I Will Follow Him from Sister Act and Prince Ali from Aladdin.

 

 

Books

For some reason all I’ve wanted to read this week is manga, lots and lots of manga. And not just any manga but romance based, school life, drama ridden manga, which as far as I’m concerned are the best ones.

The two I powered through this week are:

1. Asa Made Motto by Shin Yumachi

Synopsis: Mitsuru is gentle and kind, and he’s deeply in love with Aoi. Ryo, Mitsuru’s twin brother, is stoic and brutish and loves to tease and torment Aoi. The choice should be clear, so why does Aoi find herself so much more attracted to Ryo…?! (Taken from Manga Reader)

 

2. Gakuen Ouji by Jun Yuzuki

Synopsis: The stage is set in the prestigious Private Jyoushioka High School — or more commonly known as Joshi High. It became co-educational a few years ago, but females still heavily outnumber the males. The number of males could be easily counted. While one would think males would be pampered in such a harem school, the reality is far from being heavenly. It was the world of female domination. (Taken from Manga Reader)

What are you obsessing about this week?

Let me know in the comments below!

Happy Friday! 🙂

Title: The Fault in Our Stars

Author: John Green

Published: 2012

Description: Despite the tumor-shrinking medical miracle that has bought her a few years, Hazel has never been anything but terminal, her final chapter inscribed upon diagnosis. But when a gorgeous plot twist named Augustus Waters suddenly appears at Cancer Kid Support Group, Hazel’s story is about to be completely rewritten. (Taken from Goodreads)

I read this book a little over a year ago and my enthusiasm and love for it has not wavered.

This book is amazing and I believe everyone, everywhere should put down what they’re doing and read it immediately.

The characters are awesome! John Green does such a great job making them real and human. Hazel has cancer but she doesn’t ever stop being a person, she doesn’t become shell of a person because of her disease. She’s funny and kind, she has hobbies, hopes, dreams, fears. You never pity her, I mean you are sad that she has cancer and she’s going to die too soon but you never feel that she’s less of a person because of it.

Augustus Waters is the boy. He is so kind, caring and loving. He understands her fears and her hopes. He gets it because he’s been through it but I swear, I think he would get it even if it didn’t happen to him. Their relationship was so amazing and powerful and better than most that get all the time in the world.

John Green went above and beyond with this book, these characters, this story and it will always have a place in my heart and on my most beloved book list.

To follow-up this amazing story, 20th Century Fox bought the rights for the screenplay and made an equally amazing movie.

The movie captures the characters and their story so well. It made me feel all the emotions I felt reading the book. The actors, Shailene Woodley (Hazel Grace Lancaster) and Ansel Elgort (Augustus Waters) do such a great job making me believe that this is their life.

Watching the movie and reading the book takes you on such an emotional roller-coaster but I guarantee you it’s well worth it.

Have you read The Fault in Our Stars yet or watched the movie?

What did you think?

Have you read any other John Green books?

Do you have any favorites you want to share?

Let me know in the comments below.

Happy Reading! 🙂


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