Thursday, August 21, 2014

Inspired By: Fangirl

August's Novel Tea Book Club selection was Fangirl by Rainbow Rowell. This is the absolute perfect book for me. Let's count the reasons: 1. The main character Cath writes Simon Snow (aka Harry Potter) fanfiction. I used to write Harry Potter fanfiction. 2. She takes a fiction writing class. I went to school for creative writing. 3. She's awkward and doesn't know how to talk to guys. I'm awkward and don't know how to talk to guys. 4. She wears a lot of cardigans. I love cardigans. 5. Cath struggles with transitioning from writing fanfic to writing her own work. I struggled with the same thing in college. I could go on and on. 

I'm pretty sure Rainbow Rowell has been watching me. Or we're the same person. But seriously, this book is wonderful; it made me laugh, gasp, root for the characters, make me want to slap another character, and most importantly it made me know that I'm not alone in my love of fanfiction and fandom in general. 

Fangirl -- Cath

Cath is a young woman starting her first year of college. She starts off unhappy because her twin, Wren, doesn't want to share a room with her and she's unsure that she even wants to go because it means leaving their unstable father alone. She spends most of her time writing her popular fanfic, Carry On, Simon, hanging out with her roommate Reagan, and crushing on Levi. 

Cath's outfits are specifically mentioned in the novel, so here's what she wore: a Carry On t-shirt, a green cardigan, jeans, red Vans, and dark purple glasses. Instead of argyle, I picked a striped cardigan, a graphic tee, jeans, and oxfords. 

Fangirl -- Levi
Levi is Reagan's friend and ex-boyfriend. He's an ever-smiling, almost always happy and cheerful guy, who is always willing to help a friend. He spends a lot of time in Cath and Reagan's room because he likes talking to Cath and he likes when Cath reads her fanfiction to him. 

Since Levi works at Starbucks, he sometimes wears all black: a black button up, black jeans, a mint watch, and black flats. Or go for his farm boy chic by wearing a thick navy jacket, a red plaid top, brown pants, and black Converse. 

Reagan & Wren
Reagan & Wren
Reagan is Cath's party girl roommate, who is hardly ever in the room because she's always out with guys. She tends to leave an unlit cigarette in her mouth because she's trying to quit. She's the one who gets Cath to come out of the room and out of her shell. Wren is Cath's twin sister, who is the Cool One. She wears cool clothes, she goes to parties, and she doesn't have a problem talking to guys. 

For Reagan, I chose a black moto jacket, a blue blouse, a long tassel necklace, blue stud earrings, jeans, and black booties. In the book, Wren is wearing a pink dress with brown tights, and brown heeled booties.

Before I sign off for today, there are two things I want to share with you:
1. The latest How Do You Deal post on Clear the Way is about disapproval.
2. Below is the #IceBucketChallenge video I did at work.
(You can see how nervous I was to do it haha!)

Have you read Fangirl
Will you be adding it to your to read list?

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  1. LOVE the outfits! I would definitely rock Levi's section. :D

  2. How cool to find a book that you can relate to so well!!! I am doing the ice bucket challenge at work today...wish me luck!

  3. u both are twinnies :)

    i loved the pink dress and black booties

    keep in touch

  4. Dear Sara, you shouldn't be so hard to yourself! But I love it also if I discover similarities in books with myself. I didn't read this book so far and thank you for the tip and the as usual so inspiring collages <3

    xx from Germany/Bavaria, Rena

  5. May I have the last collection?

  6. ooooh I need every single item in the Reagan & Wren collection!! Such great picks! Especially the shoes.


  7. I love the outfits, but even more that video of the ice bucket challenge! You are adorable!!

    ♥ Naomi Starry Eyes + Coffee Cups

  8. Loving Reagan & Wrens' look!! I would wear everything. and OMG! I just got nominated for the ice bucket challenge tonight!

    xo erica

  9. I´m finishing the book I´m reading so maybe I try this one after.
    And the outfits are lovely as always ;)

  10. You should definitely read this!! It's wonderful!

  11. Good luck with the challenge! Thanks!

  12. this book sounds like it was made for you!


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