Alicia loves…reading

The girl on the train 


Author- Paula Hawkins

Genre-thriller/mystery

Pages-409

I have recently just read The girl on the train, and i have to say its one of the best books i have ever read! This is for sure a massive page turner and you wont want to put this book down when you have started reading it.

The main character is a girl called rachel and she gets the train to london and back everyday so her house mate things shes going to work even though shes lost her job, and on the train she goes past the same block of houses everytime and one of the houses is the one she used to live in with her ex husband ( il get to that part later) in one of the other houses lives a couple who shes become a little bit obsessed with. They are called megan and scott rachel then notices that megan is seen out side the front of her house in front of the train with another man and rachel feels angry and that she can relate because her ex cheated on her, then megan goes missing and the police questions everyone even rachel who comes forward claiming she knows megan even though they have never met before.

The book is split in three parts rachels story the megans story snd then annas story ( rachels ex husbands new wife/girlfriend) this book will make you question each character in turn and it makes you rethink the whole book. If you love a book with a little bit of romance,mystery and horror then this book is for you. If your like me who wants you start reading a book you cant put it down untill you finish it  this is one of them books that your thinkinh i have to find out what happens next.

This book is so unpredictable and its full of twists that will shock you and keep you awake half of the night so maybe dont read before you go to bed. I highly reccommend to anyone who wants to read something a bit different.

I recently went to the cinema to see the actual film and its great i suggest to read the book before you see the film as some parts are different.

Comment below your thoughts on this crazy book x

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Alicia loves…youtube

Hello everyone, i have been debating with this idea for a while, which is i would really like to start my own youtube channel, but i wouldnt know how to start.

I have watched youtube for years ethier it being make up videos, or hauls or general chatty videos and i thought oh i could do that, but at the same time it looks so hard like putting your self out there on the internet were anyone could watch and to be honest you cant be sure anyone would like your videos or even watch them. Most well known youtubers make it look so easy even though there will be a lots of things behind it such as editing,lighting, camera, sharing it so people could watch. 

I dont think im ready at the moment i think im to scared of being judged of people i know, and if people wouldnt like my videos or  get my sense of humor. Most youtubers i have seen have perfect back grounds and great lighting and always look great in their videos were as i would just want to film me and things i like and that i dont like and not have to worry if i swear to much like most youtubers as there audience is mostly younger viewers. I wouldnt want to feel pressured in what i would upload and to worry about whos watching or im saying the wrong thing. I also want to wait to see if i would stick to my blog i want to make it better which i will when my laptop screen gets fixed. Funny story i was watching orange is the new black lying in bed just chilling and my boyfriend decided to jump on me so i pushed him off and he bloody lay on my screen and the inside cracked i was quite gutted ( sigh).

If anyone could comment on any youtube advice or if there is any channels you would think  i would like to watch then let me know. I dont know if this post makes any sense but anyway also comment on any tips for making my blog better that would be great. 

Dont forget to follow or like this post, you dont have to but that would be nice 😉 

Alicia loves…life chats 

My top ten pet peeves!

Have you ever got the erge to hit someone in the face with a chair because what they are doing is so annoying and you feel like ripping them from the face of the earth? I i have decided to make a list of things that really get under my skins so here it goes.

  1. Sloppy eaters. Them people who chew really loud when they are eating and dont close their mouth i mean come on when your trying to enjoy a slice of pizza and you can basicly see it being chewed up in someone elses mouth its very off putting.
  2. When someone trys to talk to you when you have headphones in. helloo im ignoring you for a reason, or im really enjoying this song.
  3. Slow walkers. When your in town and your bus is dew in less than 15 mins and theres always that one annoying group of people walking really slow in front of you.
  4. When people sing the wrong words to a song. I dont know why this annoys me so much, if someone clearly doesnt know the words to a song why try and sing it?
  5. Rude bus drivers. I got on a bus recently and the bus driver actually told me to hurry up when i was giving him my money i mean what the hell.
  6. The people who ask questions every five minutes during a film. Who is she? Do you think he will die? Whats this film about again? I havent seen this film ethier so shut up and let me watch it.
  7. Girls who look you up and down  in the street. I hate when girls think they are gods gift and they look you up and down and give you haccie looks, like sorry beyonce am i blocking your light?
  8. When your eyeliner goes wrong. When one side of your eyeliners on fleek and the other side looks like a four year old has attempted to draw it on.
  9. Bitchy people. If you dont have anything nice to say then dont speak at all.
  10. The food stealers. when you make food and you ask anyone if they want any and they reply no then as soon as you bring some in now they want some of yours.


    So there you go my top ten pet peeves, comment below what gets under you skin, dont forget to follow and like 🙂 x

    Alicia loves … Harry Potter

    Harry potter and the cursed child:book review

     

    Title: Harry Potter and the cursed child

    Author: J.K Rowling, John Tiffany & Jack Thorne 

    Pages: 343

    Personal rating: 4/5

    The Eighth story.

    Nineteen years later…

    It was always difficult being Harry Potter and it isnt mich easier now that he is an overworked employee of the Ministry of Magic, a husband, and a father of three school-age children.

    While Harry grapples with a past that refuses to stay where it belongs, his youngest son Albus must struggle with the weight of a family legacy he never wanted. As past and present fuse ominously both father and son learn the uncomfortable truth: Sometimes, darkness comes from unexpected places.

    After waiting so long for this book my boyfriend suprised me with it yesterday and i sat and read it with in a few hours!  This book is written as a play and the writing is all scripted. When i first read a few pages i thought i wouldnt be able to get over the fact that its not written as a ‘normal’ Harry Potter book but after getting past ‘scene three’ i was totally hooked! 

    The story picks up from the end of the last film of the Harry Potter series ‘The dealthy Hallows’. In scene one you learn Harry and Ginny have two sons and a daughter, James Potter,Lily Potter and Albus Severus Potter. The play is basiclly based all around Albus and Scorpius, Draco’s son. They both become bestfriends and they both feel as if they are outcasts at Hogwarts. 

    This book is written in Two parts. I love the fact that the writer as brought back so many much loved characters Such as Ron and Hermione ( who are married to each other and have children) and Draco Malfoy, who all come together in a huge plot twist.

    This book is totally worth the wait and if you have not read it and your a huge Harry Potter fan like me then go out and buy it you will not be let down!! The script it self is amazing and really easy to follow the only thing is is that there isnt as much detail as i would of liked compared to the other books.

    I would love to see this as a play but i think it would be strange to not have the normal characters as then selfs. I think they should of wrote a book before this one explaining Harry getting married and having children and what else happened when he left hogwarts..

     I dont want to give anymore away, comment below what you enjoyed about the book and if you think anything about the book should of been different.

    13 things i would tell my 13 year old self

    Since im 18 in less then two months and i feel i have really grow as a person i thought i would make a post on things i would maybe do differently or tell my younger self.

    1. Not everyone is going to be your friend. When i was younger i always had a lot of trust in people and i thought everyone was lovely and we would be friends for ever and i would get really upset if i ever fell out with a friend and now nearly five years on i think i talk to literally two people i knew when im was 13.
    2. Join more clubs. When i was younger i really wanted to join  a dance class and none of my friends wanted to do it so i never joined  and i would worry what my friends would think if i joined which is stupid thinking about it now because if you really want to do something then you should do it regardless of what people would think.
    3. Dont worry about boys. I had a crush on one boy when i was at school and i wasted a good year worrying about what i looked like infront of him and if he thought i was cute when really he proberly didnt even notice me. You have plenty of years a head of you to have boyfriends just enjoy being 13.
    4. Dont wish your life away. I was always like i cant wait to be 13 i cant wait to be 16 im going to move out and get a job when really its not that easy and now getting closer to 18 i wish i was still 12 13 again when there was nothing to worry about.
    5. Its okay to be different.So what if someone doesnt like your hair or your new shoes you are your own person and you make your own choices.
    6. Dont take everything to heart. If you fall out with your friend or you find out the person you have a crush on likes someone else its not the end of the world and there will be people out there that are dying to be your friend.
    7. Accept your self. If you dont accept your self how are people going to accept you. Who cares if your hair isnt the longest or your not the best swimmer there is always going to be someone that  you think is better than you and they proberly feel the same not everyone is amazing at everything.
    8. Dont do things you know is wrong just because it makes you look cool or feel accepted. If its skipping school or taking part in bullying that kid who no one likes if you know deep down in your heart of hearts that doing that stuff will land you in trouble and your only doing it to impress people dont do it!!
    9. Dont worry about makeup i see 13 year olds full on contour and highlighting for school with their false eyelashes and their over drawen kylie jenner lips it just looks stupid i mean who are you trying to impress bill the pe teacher? Joe in maths? Fair enough everyone has their flaws but dont go full on beyonce for school its a waste of time and the teacher will more than likely give you a makeup wipe and make you take it all off again.
    10. Be your self. The only person you can be is your self and if you try and change who you are to fit in then your really only letting down your self.
    11. Put your self out there if its joining a school team or making new friends dont be scared to do different things.
    12. Dont judge a book by its cover ethier if its a new lesson in school or a new girl in class if you dont give something a chance how will you know that you wont like it? That lesson could be your new favourite lesson ir that new girl could be really lovely, give people a chance.
    13. Finally stick in a school i know what your thinking why would i need to learn the 12 times table or why do i have to go pe? Its all about following rules and you have to follow rules your whole life if it ethier in a job or school or college you will have to follow some certain rules yes i know it can be boring but in the long run your mistakes can make you or break you.

    Here you have it 13 things i would tell my 13 year old self i hope this will help someone ethier starting high school or even middle school. Enjoy x

    Alicia loves…life chats

    Tips on getting over a break up with a friend 

    Loosing friends sucks.It really does, loosing someone you thought you would share your life with and then it all turns in to shit. For a while your thinking can i ever replace that friend? what have i done to deserve this? Will my life ever be the same again? Yes it will. Sometimes you can grow out of friendships, like you grow out of clothes.People change all the time, maybe yous dont have anything in comin anymore or yous dont like the same music or the same taste in boys or maybe yous just drift apart and thats okay. If yous are ment to be friends forever and that person is ment to be in your life they will find a way back to you.  If your sitting stressing about your ex friend what will other people say? Will i loose my other friends? What if i dont make anymore? Then dont because chances are they arent thinking about you. 

    Here are my top 5 tips for getting over that bitch

    1. Cut contact, dont try and message and contact that person if they wont give you the time of day. That also means blocking them on facebook and not just thinking oh il keep them as my friend so i can spy and see if they  are writing bitchy statuses about me chances are they arent.
    2. Make new friends! Put your self out there! Thats easier said than done trust me, but staying positve gets you a long way!
    3. Get a hobby! Concertrate on something you love doing if its running or dancing or even reading a book.
    4. Make effort with your other friends, even if its just watching netflix together your still bonding!
    5. Finally …MOVE ON. Loosing a friend may seem like the end of the world it isnt, the grass is always greener on the other side  and all that.

    Alicia loves…books 

      

    Beautiful Malice by Rebecca James   

    Genre: young adult

    Published- 2011

    Pages-353 

     A devastating secret

    A life torn apart

    A new friend to help you forget

    But what if she isnt’t who she seems?

    So.Were you glad,deep down? Were you glad to be rid of her? Your perfect sister?were you secretly glad when she was killed?

    Following a horrific tradedy that leaves her once-perfect family devastated, Katherine Patterson moves to a new city, starts at a new school, and begins a new life of quiet anonymity.

    But when Katherine meets the gregarious and beautiful Alice Parrie her plan to live a solitary life becomes difficult. Katherine is unable to resist the flattering attention that Alicr pays her snd is so charmed by her contagious enthusiasm that the two girls soon becone firm friends.

    But being friends with Alice is complicated; and as Katherine gets to know her better she discovers that although Alice csn be charming she can also be selfish,Sometimed,even,Alice is cruel.

    And when Katherinr starts to wonder if Alice is really the kind if person she wants as a friend, she discovets something else: Alicia doesn’t like being cast off…

    This book is one of the best books ive ever read! I found this little gem in the poundshop can you believe it? The p o u n d s h o p.  If anyone that is not from the UK doesn’t know what the poundshop is its literally a shop and you guessed it everythings a pound! As a huge bookworm i was on the hunt for something new to read not being bothered if the book came out yesterday or ten years ago, and this caught my eye. With just reading the first few pages i got totally hooked and when i got home i read it within three hours! I couldnt put it down! 

    With out giving it all away to much im going to explain why i love this book! I could sit for hours and write page after page explaining the whole story but whats the point in that? When you could go out and by the book yourself and have your own judgement!

    Anyway the main character in this book is a girl called Katherine Patterson and basicly she becomes friends with a girl called Alice and they become bestfriends but this isnt your normal everyday friendship. They do what your normal teenage self does goes to partys, has a drink, talks boys. Well anyway Katherine becomes friends with Alices friend Robbie which they all hit it off and they start to go around together. Rebecca James ( the person who wrote the book) keeps dropping hints that Katherine has a terrible secret which you dont find out properly untill the end.

    The story is basicly in three parts and you have to read it all for it to make sense. One part is about when she meets Alice and the stuff they get up to. Part two is about her secret. part three is when shes in her twentys and she has a baby. I know what your thinking Alicia why are you telling us to read this confusing book? Its not as confusing as it may seem, even though it flips between past and present in nearly every chapter.

    This book isnt your normal goodie and baddie book its so suprising in a good way and Rebecca James makes you rethink your theory about the book like a hundred times.

    Anyway back to the story, Katherine starts to realise that Alice is a bit odd,very controlling. When i first started reading this book i though oh god Alice is a vampire or something and its going to be one of them books.Trust me its not. You would never guess the ending from the first few chapters which again you can with some books. 

    Alice and Robbie have a ‘thing’ but its totally one sided on Robbies behalf. Later on in the book you find out Robbies dad has a new girlfriend  (Robbies mother has died) which turns out to be Alice! I know what your thinking Alice is 18 and Robbies dad will be in his fiftys or fortys thats so messed up!! The story goes on and you start to learn more and more about Katherines deadly secret im saying deadly because its not something little like shes born a princess and has been kept locked in a tower her whole life ( dont get me wrong that would be great) its something much worse as it could actually happen in real life its quite scary.

    Alice tries to use Katherines secret againest her and you find out what a total bitch she is and it makes you question why Alice became friends with her in the first place.  Alice does die at the end of the book now you are all thinking why did you tell us all? I have told you as this isnt the only tragic thing in the book that will shock you.

    So if you like quite creepy and young adult type books then you will love this book! Let me know in the comments if you have read or are thinking about reading this book and if there are any other books that i should do a review on! Peace out:)