Tag: Three-Day Lyrical Challenge | Day 3


Lori was so kind as to tag me for the three-day lyrical challenge, and here’s day three!

The rules are simple:

  1. Thank the person who nominated you.
  2. Share one of your favorite song/lyrics one at a time for three days.
  3. Nominate three other bloggers each day.

For the last day of this challenge, I’m throwing it way back to 2003 with 21 and Invincible by Something Corporate! I blasted this song non-stop in my tiny little studio apartment on my 21st birthday and it was the best. THE BEST. (Side note: I did the same thing with 22 by Taylor Swift on my 22nd birthday.) It’s still impossible for me not to smile when I’m listening to this song.

Some days go by, I wish I was famous
Or maybe religious, so I could go to heaven
Just like you

I could have a big house, complain about taxes
Pay off my exes, ain’t that living?
No one makes fun of me, cause I can’t stand up for myself

Whoa, 21 and invincible
Whoa, can’t wait to screw this up
And woah, 21 and invincible
I’m in power for the hour
I guess today’s gonna blow us away

I’ve got a girlfriend
She tells me she needs me
And she loves me
We’ll probably get married
Oh no, and everyone will bite their tongues so hard they’ll bleed

When my mom hears this song
She’ll tell me I’m crazy
And she’ll say to me
“Son, you’re much too young,
Go have some fun,
Don’t waste your youth like I did”

And whoa, 21 and invincible
Whoa, can’t wait to screw this up
And woah, 21 and invincible
I’m in power for the hour
I guess today’s gonna blow us away

And it’s been autumn since the day that I met you
If I hit bottom, must I crawl out alone?
And I don’t wish to know the secrets of summer at all

Let’s go

And whoa, 21 and invincible
Whoa, can’t wait to fuck this up
And woah, 21 and invincible
I’m in power for the hour
I guess today’s gonna blow us away

Today I’m tagging: 💚 Sahi! 💙 Leslie! 💜 Loretta🧡

As always, no pressure! Let me know if you love tags and I’ll add you to my list! Let me know if you hate tags and I’ll stop bothering you! And if I didn’t tag you and you think this looks like fun, please do it and link back to me so I can see your answers! ❤

(PS: A big thanks to Alyssa Grace for letting me know that my original link was US-only! I’ve updated the post with the new video she found!)

Book review: People Like Us by Dana Mele

People Like Us by Dana Mele
Rating: ★★★☆☆
Links: AmazonTBDGoodreads
Publication Date: February 27, 2018
Source: Borrowed

Kay Donovan may have skeletons in her closet, but the past is past, and she’s reinvented herself entirely. Now she’s a star soccer player whose group of gorgeous friends run their private school with effortless popularity and acerbic wit. But when a girl’s body is found in the lake, Kay’s carefully constructed life begins to topple.

The dead girl has left Kay a computer-coded scavenger hunt, which, as it unravels, begins to implicate suspect after suspect, until Kay herself is in the crosshairs of a murder investigation. But if Kay’s finally backed into a corner, she’ll do what it takes to survive. Because at Bates Academy, the truth is something you make…not something that happened.

People Like Us was my most anticipated YA thriller of 2018. I love boarding school books, I love books about cliquey mean girls, and I love reading debut novels. The plot of the book gave me some real Pretty Little Liars vibes, and let’s be honest, I was so into that show that it’s actually a little embarrassing. So what did I end up thinking about this book? Not a lot, actually.

If anything, the book is a little too PLL for my tastes. It feels like it would make an awesome CW show, but as a book? I don’t know. It’s a little disappointing. I was entertained and I would never call this a bad book, but I never really got a sense that Kay was all that concerned about the threatening website or that she really cared too much about being blackmailed. I also tend to dislike books with love shapes, and this was more of a love… hexagon? I don’t even know. It’s a tangled web, that’s for sure.

I appreciated the representation and that nobody really made a big deal over Kay’s sexuality (or anybody else’s, for that matter), but that wasn’t enough for me to love this book.

#mm18: vacation reads

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