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This is my (Fresh Jai's) voice on books, old music and movies only uncool people have seen or heard. I didn't mean for that to sound hipster. I'm honestly not that great, but feel like I'm getting better all the time.

YAY ME!

I'm here when I have something to review and the time to actually review it. That being said I want to apologize for not being around all the time.

*I do a Google search for almost every picture I find and put on here, so unless otherwise stated or marked with FreshJai I DO NOT own any of these pictures.*

2 days ago
Becoming an adult is a rather scary, yet funny thing to do and Adult World likes to poke fun at that process. Becoming an adult means excepting reality or growing old while living in a blissfully naive state. There was a lot of laughing and good time had while watching this movie and I only home you guys have the same experience.

Becoming an adult is a rather scary, yet funny thing to do and Adult World likes to poke fun at that process. Becoming an adult means excepting reality or growing old while living in a blissfully naive state. There was a lot of laughing and good time had while watching this movie and I only home you guys have the same experience.

2 days ago | 4 notes
Stolkholm syndrome, a love story! 

This movie is sweet and creepy at the exact same time. As crazy as the situation is, you approve of it, condone this families actions and want to fight for it. Love is a crazy thing that hits everyone differently and in this case we’re all about the madness.

Stolkholm syndrome, a love story!

This movie is sweet and creepy at the exact same time. As crazy as the situation is, you approve of it, condone this families actions and want to fight for it. Love is a crazy thing that hits everyone differently and in this case we’re all about the madness.

4 days ago | 3 notes
This be me! #getOTL

This be me! #getOTL

4 days ago | 5 notes
For those of you who don’t know I work at a library and I pretty much LOVE it.

Also if you aren’t aware libraries have changed; in a good way. Libraries today are packed with technology, creativity and people who love to make meaningful connections…and yes they have books, way more than I could ever read. The catch is it’s all FREE. Pretty awesome I think. 

This week across the country libraries and I (this blog) are promoting a campaign called Outside The Lines. OTL is about reintroducing communities  to their libraries and showing people that they’re not so cookie cutter anymore and that you, yes YOU should go check your local library out and see how exactly how they’ve changed. 

Check out Get Outside The Lines! for more information.

For those of you who don’t know I work at a library and I pretty much LOVE it.

Also if you aren’t aware libraries have changed; in a good way. Libraries today are packed with technology, creativity and people who love to make meaningful connections…and yes they have books, way more than I could ever read. The catch is it’s all FREE. Pretty awesome I think.

This week across the country libraries and I (this blog) are promoting a campaign called Outside The Lines. OTL is about reintroducing communities to their libraries and showing people that they’re not so cookie cutter anymore and that you, yes YOU should go check your local library out and see how exactly how they’ve changed.

Check out Get Outside The Lines! for more information.

1 week ago

Forever Book Review

Author:

Judy Blume 

Before I get started, can we talk about how beautiful that cover is? It’s a little Fault In Our Stars, but it’s still beautiful in its own right.

PS: My thoughts are kinda all over the place or that’s how it seems to be to me, so be forewarned.

Review/Rave On Judy Blume:

If anyone does the teenage girl justice, it’s Judy Blume. I’ve read a lot of young adult novels and Blume just seems to understand them so perfectly. Some may say she’s a little dated, but at the heart of her work I believe she’s timeless and pretty darn fearless.

Puberty, sex, love and even intense thoughts about who we think we are happen to be things a lot of people used to and often still are, afraid to really talk about. It’s hard to think of teenagers as sexual beings and rightfully so because of all the scary things that sex can lead to, but that doesn’t mean they don’t need to be talked about.

Forever is the story of 17 yr old Katherine who’s on the verge of graduating high school when she meets Micheal. Micheal tests her willingness to explore and eventually Katherine gives in and starts falling for him until there’s no turning back. This is the lesson young people learn about true love and what we think to be love to begin with.

As as I started reading this book I could tell Katherine was going to get herself into some things she wasn’t ready for. Now that’s just my scared 22 yr old judgement and maybe she truly was ready for everything, but I felt she wasn’t. Without spoiling anything there just seemed to be too much “pressuring” going on for my taste.

She’s constantly giving pieces of herself to Micheal because she believes him to be “the one” which means he’s her “Forever.” You know, who can blame her for such small thoughts at 17 because to her their not small at all.

I also really love the fact that Blume holds girl accountable, like we’re not these innocent sheltered being and can know a little bit world. It may take a minute to get this knowledge, but she still allows us to get there and grow up.

I figured the story would be very predictable, but leave it to Judy Blume to 1) Surprise me and 2) Not sugarcoat anything on my behalf. It’s mostly because sometimes I can be very naive, but the ending truly did surprise me.

Favorite Quote:

"Like my mother said, you can’t go back to holding hands”

Final Thoughts:

Basically I love Judy Blume, I think everyone should read at least one of her novels in her lifetime and Forever would be a great place to take that journey. This is very honest trip through love and perfect for “it’s targeted age group.”

1 week ago | 161,251 notes

I don’t reblog on this blog, like ever, but this is really important! The Little Rascals is litterly one of my top 10 favorite movies of all time. That being said this photoset is very dear to my heart.

And don’t test me but I can quote every line from this movie and often use certain lines in my everyday conversations.

20 yrs ago? Wow! This makes me feel hella old.

(Source: sinserto)

Via I'll Be Your Strength
1 week ago

Somebody Loves You- Betty Who

Wanted to review this the second I saw it but couldn’t find a postable video link, so sorry for the delay, it was killing me too.

Anyways, Somebody Loves You has defiantly been one of my top jams this summer. I downloaded it for free on iTunes a while back and it’s been a constant repeat ever since. The video coming out has simply made everything I love about the song better. It’s so fun and danceable and if you can frown while watching it then there must be something VERY wrong with you. I know it’s cliché, but I’ve also dedicated this song to any one of my friends who needs extra reassurance that I love them. The song is just that special.

Betty Who is lovely and fierce all wrapped in one Australian, Queen package and you should probably go preorder her full length album Take Me When You Go! Just saying.

1 week ago | 1 note

So I Did A Thing…

I’ve previously said that I would never obtain a GoodReads for reasons that are still pretty valid. First I’m not too fond of their written review system and how things get seen. Second I suck at rating things. It’s very hard for me to give an A or 5 stars to something and then turn around and give something else the same rating when I realize that I liked one way more than that other. Stick around if that made sense.

Anyways, looking beyond all that and reiterating myself I’ve made a GoodReads account. I have a few friends on there and the shelf thing actually seems pretty cool. Haven’t completely figured it all out yet, but I’m using it and even downloaded the app.

So if you would like the see what I’m currently reading or all the books that I say I’m reading, but will probably never finish, then you’re welcome to inbox me for the link. I may or may not write reviews on there, but regardless I’ll still have my decent opinions here. :)

4 weeks ago

View From Hollywood- KYLE

KYLE is opening up for Watsky on the All You Can Do tour and Watsky’s openers are usually on point so I figured I’d go check him out. Although he sounds kind of nerdy KYLE’s got a good little flow to him. The fact that he sings as well as raps keeps me interested. I think if he were to choose just to rap he’d have a few gaps in his work that I’m not sure he could fill without someone or something else.

This is my favorite track that I’ve heard from him so far. It’s a little more chilled out than some of his other stuff which I’m really diggin. The arial views in this video are crazy. I’m just glad his didn’t fall off trying to get that good shot.

He’s a little different than what I like to hear on a normal basis, but I’m sure you once get me in that crowd all hyped up on good concert vibes, I’ll be going hella hard.

TICKETS!

4 weeks ago | 1 note
Guess what just came for me at the library!!! 

Going to have some fun with this one.

Guess what just came for me at the library!!!

Going to have some fun with this one.