Books Help

Photo by Brooke Paige.
Photo by Brooke Paige.

This isn’t a typical Brooke’s Looks blog post but I just had to do a book review on the books I bought yesterday after having one of the most stressful days this semester (or maybe any semester). I was at Barnes and Noble with a friend doing homework. After we were done I went and looked around for a book I had been wanting to get for some time now. It was, “Grace’s Guide: The Art of Pretending to Be a Grown-up,” by Grace Helbig. My love of Grace started my junior year of high school when friends and I would watch her YouTube channel, DailyGrace during a class that obviously wasn’t important. I laughed until I cried when I watcher her, she is the funniest person and does the craziest things. The people that would watch it with me always said that I reminded them of her which was an uber big/sweet compliment. She now is the host of it’s Grace on YouTube now and she is still as witty and funny as ever.

I’ve only read a few chapters so far but I’ve skimmed through the book because I am one of those annoying people who look at the back of the books to see what the last page consists of (she even calls you out on it in the very back which is a nice touch). I really needed to read that because yesterday was just one of those life altering days where I realized that I want to be an author and blogger and not really a journalist…which is what I’m going to school for. Ahh, the dilemmas of life and the thought process that can alter the person you were going to be and into the person you’re supposed to be. Beautifully complicated.

Anyway, I also got, “The Complete Tales and Poems by Edgar Allan Poe,” by Edgar Allan Poe himself. I was in a dark mood yesterday so I bought this for a great price of just $20. I thought that was a steal and the book was super cute; it had the cool book cover (I mean look at that scary, dark stuff) and it had groovy silver lining on the outside of the pages which made it look even more vampire-y.

The moral of this blog post was to vent. It was also to praise these books that are helping me get through a bump in the road. Whether it’s books or clothes or whatever makes you happy, do it. Read books and use them to make you a better writer (what I am doing and what I have been doing blindlessly for years) or if fashion makes you happy, build a fashion empire and become the next Versace or Dolce and Gabbana. No dream is too big or too small. Surround yourself with people who encourage you; I’m blessed to have the people I do in my life because they get my quirkiness and my fleeting mind. You are unique and beautiful and different. Embrace it and never let anyone or anything discourage you from your absolute best potential.

❤ lots of love today, Brooke Paige

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