The Month Of A Redhead: JANUARY// HARRY POTTER WORLD & My Cat Is An Angel

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1/12 of the way into 2018 everybody!

And people are eating tide pods and the government shut down.  What an amazing start to the year!

But who cares about that part of the month?  How about MY month?  Let’s talk about me!  After all the title is, “The month of a redhead,” so what redhead did you expect to be here?  Gerard way circa 2011?  Emma Stone?

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the HIGHLIGHTS of my month

hehehe look at the picture ^^^

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LET US BEGIN WITH MY BEST HARRY POTTER HIGHLIGHTS

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My birthday was on December 31st!  Not in January, but it’s in here because we celebrated by going to the one place in a 4 hour radius that is possible to go to that I’ve always wanted to go to…

You guessed it!

(k maybe you didn’t, and then you’ll feel like a toddler when Dora asks, “What color is the banana?”  and you say, “Blue!”  and she says “You guessed it!”)

I went to Harry Potter world??

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It was SNOWING… not actually but like the roofs of the buildings did a pretty good job of convincing me that it was so…

We got no melt ice cream but it was frosting, so it was a rip off but I’m not complaining because I got a cup of chocolate frosting.  BUTEERBEER was iconic and it tasted like everything amazing in the world.  Also Pumpkin Juice is very pumpkin-y, and I spilled it all over my white shirt on the way home so that’s great.

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I’m not doing so well in Hogwarts so this awfully nice wizard taught me how to cast my spell on the chocolate frogs.  I aspire to be him, tbh.  I was smiling ridiculously as I was walking down the place, some muggles gave me some strange stares, but we don’t speak of them.

But OMG the forbidden journey was… okay I have to take a deep breath every time I speak of it because it was FRICKIN AWESOME.

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Here is me standing awkwardly after the the studio tour, still probably dreaming of Dumbledore.  The rest of the park was mediocre comparing to HP world, but still loads of fun!!!  My second fave ride was probably the transformers one even though it had no meaning to me because I haven’t seen a single movie of it so all it was was just a bunch of huge robots crashing into each other.  It sucked for my little brother (YES I’m aware that he’s only 10 and taller than me)  because the Jurassic Park ride was closed and it was quite tragic, but he cheered up after we fed him some sugary butterbeer.

 

Bookish Highlights?

 

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I read five books this month, all of which were quite good for my first round of newly acquired books!

BTW I got a GOODREADS a few days ago.  So yeah, go friend me please!  HOORAY for bookish friends

Thirteen Reasons Why//Jay Asher  ★★★★☆

wowza. The voice of Hannah is one of the voices you can hear in your mind (im not schizophrenic I promise) and it’s full of all her tragic stories. Justification is all she’s trying for, for herself and the people on the tapes. It was wonderfully written, but I felt like the end was very abrupt… It had some sexual content that I was not expecting as well.

Dumplin//Julie Murphy     ★★★★★

GEEZ I WAS NOT EXPECTING THIS!!!
this book is literally everything. Willowdean is my new role model because of the confidence she grew in this. Every character was so well developed and I squealed several times while reading it. Now I want a cherry flavored sucker…

Tiger Lily//Jodi Lynn Anderson  ★★★★☆

the pages of this book are tear stained bc it made me cry so much… it was so quietly beautiful also the cover is gorgeous I’m gonna have to borrow that dress from tiger lily. As for one of my first fairy tale retellings, I am going to have some SERIOUS thinking to do when I watch the Disney Peter Pan next time.

Andd I haven’t had time yet to Review Daughter Of Smoke and Bone, When Dimple Met Rishi, and Turtles All The Way Down.  I’ll get to it.  Or I’ll procrastinate.   We shall SEE.

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Idk, I feel like I’m rating the books I read wayyy too high?? Maybe I should raise my standards??  But I also feel like I JUST got out of a reading slump and every book I have read this month was pretty dang decent.  XD   OR I’m just a fluffy unicorn and I’m way too nice to my books.

I actually lied and said I read all 5 books, but I’m really close to finishing When Dimple Met Rishi but I CAN’T there’s too much cheese.  Ohh the cheesiness.  It’s KILLIN ME.

 

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Fave book of the month?

For sure Dumplin’.  I sometimes struggle with body image, but don’t we all? I feel like it really gives an important message.  It broke my heart to be honest, and uggh I wish I could put it into the hands of every girl/boy who thinks they’re body isn’t good enough.

(also, did you see the cracked spine??  If my book has a cracked spine, then it either means I was reading on a table and too lazy to hold the pages down, or carried it with me everywhere because it was so supremely fabulous)

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I also felt like the main reason why I didn’t finish so many books is because I spent so much time STARTING books and peaking in between pages (cmon people you do it too) that I got really picky and started like 2 chapters of 20 books and ultimately decided on like one.  So that took up a ton of time.  xD

I also baked COOKIES!  To match my book?? To take an artsy pic of??

But not going to lie I also made them to eat…

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Blogging Highlights??

 

 

FIND OUT YOUR OWN ORIGINAL AUTHOR PSEUDONYM//PEN NAME

You guys can use my handy dandy charts to make your own unique pen name?? how cool is that??

DIY Bookmarks that You Absolutely Need In Your Life//Easier Than Eating Potato Chips

I showed you some ridiculously easy peasy as apple pie bookmarks.  The last part of the title was a result of waking up at 5 in the morning, but I forgot to delete it  xD

Copying Bookish Tumblr Photography No. 2: In Which I Copy People Because Original Content is Overrated

I recreated a ton (3) of tumblr photos and they turned out either decent of mediocre.

REDHEAD WITH A BOOK BLOG REVAMP

After being just plain lazy and not posting since Christmas, I decided it was about time to make this post.

  • I gained 38 WP follows and 1 email follower
  • 218 comments
  • 187 likes
  • WE ARE SO CLOSE TO 300 I’M DEAD THANK YOUU  BOOKISH BABES  ❤

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Photography Highlights?

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Honestly, the reason I’m breathing and actively functioning as a live human being is because of my DSLR camera.  And my editing software.  😛

BUT LOOK AT THE WITTLE BALL OF FLUFF IN THE LIGHT SHE’S AN ANGEL AMIRIGHT?

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Twila likes the camera I think??? I was setting up the fairy lights for this shot and without me even (gently) forcing her, she plopped herself right in the position I needed her in.  SHE’S SO CUTE I CAN’T

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We took a G-O-R-G-E-O-U-S drive down the ranch and  had to stop the jeep to get a pic of this glowing moss.

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The best part was that my grandpa took us all the way up LITERALLY above the clouds.

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And OH MY it made for a perfect photo op.  I love.  ❤  ❤

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General Life Highlights??

  • k so I would usually do a WRITING HIGHLIGHTS
  • but I literally did no writing?? At all???
  • That’s a problem, but oh well.  I expected to at least write 1k but surprise surprise!  I wrote 0!!

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  • I’m salty @ my ortodontist because she made me wear rubber bands that fix my overbite
  • aka rubber bands that tear up my tongue and hurt like heck
  • my school had an award ceremony and the only thing I got for my straight A’s was a handshake from the principle’s germy hands and a useless piece of paper
  • I got to text Rose @apurposeofwingeddogs  !!!
  • I made a mug cake?? And it didn’t taste like you know what?

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Music Highlights?

Writer In The Dark//  lorde

Dollhouse// Melanie Martinez

Florets//  Grace Vanderwaal

Lucky One// Taylor Swift

Perfect Places// lorde

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There’s a Good Reason These Tables Are Numbered Honey, You Just Haven’t Figured It Out Yet// Panic! At The Disco

In My Dreams// Ruth B

Sing// My Chemical Romance

You Are In Love// Taylor Swift

Ready For It Bloodpop Remix// Taylor Swift

Sober// lorde

Satellite// Gabbie Hanna

oh you know just your typical emo/ Taylor Swift obsessed girl.

 

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I love you guys and I demand that you have a wonderous February!!!  ❤  ❤

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Author: Samantha@ RedHeadWithABook

I'm a redhead who is pretty much obsessive about everything, but mostly my cat, my books, and sushi. Currently Reading the Boundless Sublime.

56 thoughts on “The Month Of A Redhead: JANUARY// HARRY POTTER WORLD & My Cat Is An Angel”

  1. HOW IS YOUR CAT SO DARN BEAUTIFUL?!?!? I MEAN, LOOK AT HER!! Yay!! I’m glad you had fun at Universal Studios! Ooooooooo cake in a cup, I’ve never had that before, is it good?
    -Katie 🙂

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  2. “And people are eating tide pods and the government shut down. What an amazing start to the year!”
    Truer words have never been spoken XD
    Great post! I loveeeee all your picturessss! And Twila is so adorable!

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  3. YOUR PHOTOGRAPHY IS INSANELY GOOD I’M SO PROUD OF YOU

    harry potter world!! i want to go someday but i feel like it would be weird since i haven’t even read all the books yet. but my bff went last year and has been telling me about that fire-spitting dragon for months.

    xo apollo

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      1. WHAT CAN I SAY EXCEPT YOU’RE WELCOME

        OK I’M SORRY, I PROMISE I’LL READ THE WHOLE SERIES SOMETIME, BUT I BOUGHT A TON OF BOOKS AT THRIFT STORES AND I NEED TO FINISH ALL OF THEM FIRST.

        xo apollo

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  4. Wait, do you have to wear bands on the sides of your braces? I do that and they don’t really bug me. But I guess it’s different for everyone! XD

    YOUR HAIR IS GORGEOUS I LOVE THE COLOR!!!!! AND YOUR CAT IS AMAZING, I’M NOT A CAT PERSON BUT SHE’S REALLY CUTE!!!!

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  5. YAY! A POST FILLED WITH BOOKS! AND PRETTY PICTURES! AND TWILA! ❤️👏🏻 I’m gonna do a monthly recap because that was my New Years resolution to start doing monthly recaps. 😂

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  6. look at teh kitteh she is floofs.
    and my goodness sam I just love your hair. it’s so aesthetic. You srsly look like truly me 61. ahhhhh
    y u no owlfan? he’s released three new songs recently. what’s not to love? (well, ‘all my friends’, but….yeah.)
    calm yourself tess before you fangirl too hard.
    tide pods. sigh.

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  7. YOU GOT TO GO TO HP WORLD???? That is seriously my dream and I need to go asap. I keep hearing magical things about the scenery and the food there.

    Also, you’re photographs are so lovely! Especially the ones of your cat; you’re right, she looks like such an angel. It makes me miss my cats (I’m away at university right now and they’re still in my hometown) but I’m looking forward to spring break when I’ll get to see them again! I hope you have a lovely February, Sam!

    Laura @BlueEyeBooks

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  8. I really want to go to HP world! I want a wand and I want to try butterbeer. Starbucks is making butterbeer inspired fraps and stuff (it’s a secret menu item) but people say it’s way to sugarey and to much sugar gives me a headache so I haven’t tried it. I’m interested in Dumplin’ I really struggle with my self-esteem and my body image. I wish I didn’t. Twila is soo cute! What editing system do you use?

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  9. I WISH I COULD GO TO HP WORLD WITH YOUUU BUTTERBEER IS MY FAVORITEEEEE

    AAAAH THAT PIC OF DUMPLIN LOOKS PROFFESSIONAL
    TWILA IS THE CUTEST CAT IVE EVER SECAN U MAKE ME A MUG CAKE

    BASICALLY ALL OF THISE SONNGS ARE MY FAVORITE SONGS

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  10. Ok apparently I can’t soell so here’s what I was trying to say:

    Twila is the cutest cat ever, also, can you make me a mug cake??

    Sorry. Weird things happen when I type fast. Like my texting autocorrect fails….XD

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  11. I love monthly wrap up posts! Universal Studios is amazing and it looked like you had a great time. I really want to read those books you mentioned now. Your photography (Especially the Harry Potter pic) is super great in this post. Texting you was one of my monthly highlights as well!
    -Rose

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  12. I’M SO HAPPY FOR YOU, YOU GOT TO GO TO THE HARRY POTTER WORLD!!! I’ve always wanted to go there… *dreams about getting a wand and using the full body bind on her brothers* Yeah, I know, I’m a little weird. 😂
    Those pictures are really pretty! Good job! I especially like the first one of Twila. She’s so cute! 😍

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