Sunday, February 2, 2014

Book Beauty (2014 Blogger Challenge)

Hey girls! 
The theme for this week's 2014 Blogger Challenge is books. This is pretty open ended, but we had to incorporate a book into our posts! I wanted to seize this moment and talk about something that I don't, but should, talk about on this blog: inner beauty. If you aren't really interested in this topic, you can totally leave this post and check out another! I recently did a foundation review and I have a giveaway that you can check out here and here. So let's get started!

At my school, we get to choose the english classes that we take, sort of like how you choose classes in college, even though I am still in High School. The course that I took last semester was a Jazz Literature class and I don't say this ever, but that class was life changing. Two of the books that we read in that class, I'm going to be discussing with you all today! They were The Great Gatsby and The Sun Also Rises. I highly recommend reading both books because they are great works of literature. I actually think that these books tie in with the idea of inner beauty. 

The Great Gatsby
Something that I took away after reading this book is "Choose What Makes You Happy." This ties into inner beauty because you can't truly look happy, unless you are happy. This book has a love triangle between Gatsby, Daisy, and Tom. Although you can argue that neither Gatsby nor Tom truly made Daisy happy, the idea of choosing the things and people that make you happy is present in the book. 

The Sun Also Rises
I believe that the strongest character in this book is Brett. She is the female equivalent of a player and uses guys. I think that inner beauty is strongly attached to inner strength as well. In this day and age, I still feel like there is a divide between how women want to be treated and how they are. Between how we want to act and how we do act. And I want this to stop. I think that women are starting to show their inner confidence and strength, but happiness comes when you are in control. When you can stand your ground with confidence and poise, you are truly beautiful and Brett is a great example of this. 

So this was my first (and probably last) book post for this blog! I might start doing more book posts on my other blog, so follow that blog as well if you'd like to see those types of posts! Thank you so much for reading this slightly lengthy post and remember that beauty starts with you!
-Sisi

14 comments:

  1. Great blog! (:

    Kelly x

    http://thebellelavieproject.blogspot.co.uk/

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  2. The Great Gatsby is such a classic. We read it in highschool and thought we'd hate it, but we actually really enjoyed it!
    www.mkstyleramblings.blogspot.com.au

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  3. I thought I'd hate it too when it was first assigned! It was actually probably my favorite book I've ever read for school!
    -Sisi

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  4. Aw! This is interesting!

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  5. thanks! glad you liked it!
    -Sisi

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  6. I've never read The Sun Also Rises, I will add it to my list. I have read The Great Gatsby, it is one of my favourites, I do think Gatsby would have made Daisy happy when she was younger, if only he was richer.

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  7. Anything that has a book word on it ignites my interest. I love books Sisi!

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  8. I've never read either of these but they sound great! I love how you still incorporated them into a short discussion on inner beauty :)


    Ivy xx
    stylelifelovely.blogspot.com

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  9. Love this!! So interesting! :)

    Diana

    www.ManhattanImageandStyle.com

    New Outfit Post: Denim, Plaid and Fur

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  10. thanks Ivy! You should totally read them! They're great books :D
    -Sisi

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  11. You should totally read it! It's one of my favorite books! I think that in the book, Gatsby and Daisy didn't work out because she had changed since the first time they were together and he couldn't accept it. I think that he still thought she was the same person she was, when she wasn't.
    -Sisi

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  12. Nice choice of books, I personally didn't like The Great Gatsby.

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  13. thanks! I liked the Great Gatsby, but I can totally understand why some people hate it! Why didn't you like it?
    -Sisi

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