Hello people of the internet!!! On today’s ‘YouTube Wednesday’ we’re going to talk about an amazing BookTuber that you NEED to be subscribed to. I’m serious. Go subscribe right now & then we’ll continue. Don’t worry I’ll wait. Did you subscribe? Awesome! Now that you’ve already made one great decision today, make another one by sticking around to find out why you’ll love Sophie’s channel (trust me you made the right decision by subscribing). Ready? Ok, let’s go!!!
The first video that we’re going to talk about is Sophie’s ‘The Booktube Newbie Tag!’, which was uploaded on March 27th, 2015 (you can check out this video below). This is a really great video to start off with because it allows you to not only get a glimpse of Sophie’s personality, but also her love of books. In this video Sophie allows us to really feel like we know her by explaining why she started a BookTube channel, what book/book series got her into reading, and what fun & unique things she can bring to the BookTube community. After watching this video you’ll feel like Sophie is already your bestie, and it will leave you wanting to know even more about her. Luckily for us, we can learn more about Sophie in her ‘FIVE OF MY AUTO BUY AUTHORS’ video, which was uploaded on July 10th, 2015. Honestly you can learn A LOT about a person based off of who their fav authors are. When you’re a bookworm you read A LOT of books, and I mean A LOT of books so because of this, we all have a small list of authors who we love so much that you can blindly buy any book they release and know that you’ll likely fall in love with it. It’s fun to see our fav BookTubers nerd out with us.
Next up we have Sophie’s ‘BOOKS I’M BRINGING TO COLLEGE!’ video, which was uploaded on September 26th, 2015. Ok, real talk for a second everyone. Now if you’re a book nerd then you know that this is a problem that you either have faced, or will face in your lifetime. For most of us books are like family, they take you to far away places when you need an escape, put a smile on your face during good times, and offer you a warm sheet to cry on during bad times. So the prospect of leaving behind these treasures when we pursue higher education is really sad. Luckily, Sophie is here to remind us that it’s fine if you take some of your books with you on this adventure they call college, and even describes how she decided which books to take. This video is a MUST WATCH for all book addicts. The last video that we’re going to talk about is Sophie’s ‘ANTICIPATED RELEASES OF 2016’ video, which was uploaded on January 9th, 2016 (you can check out the video below). In this video Sophie gives us a list of some of the INCREDIBLE books she’s excited for this year, and also a quick summary of why she’s excited for these books. If you love books then this video will definitely get you hyped for the many awesome 2016 releases (it’s going to be a VERY good year people of the internet!). So now that you’re completely addicted to Sophie’s channel, go check out the rest of her videos, I promise that this is one channel that you’ll constantly have on replay.
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Hello people of the internet!!! On today’s ‘YouTube Wednesday’ we’re going to continue our Back To School trend and talk about a YouTuber that will help you make AMAZING DIY projects. With school right around the corner you have to save all the money that you can because school supplies, clothes, books, and everything else is expensive (and of course you gotta go to school looking cute). So if you wanna go to school with inexpensive, unique, cute supplies, t-shirts, or room décor (or dorm décor for anybody in college), then please read on to see why ‘DIYlover89’ will be your new fav YouTube channel. Ready? Ok, let’s go!!!
The first video that we’re going to talk about is DIYlover’s ‘Instagram/Polaroid magnets!!’ video, which was uploaded on January 15th, 2014 (you can check it out below). This is a really cool video that will show you how to take your favorite Instagram memories, and make them into cool magnets that will make your room or locker look completely unique. Bonus points, these magnets will also hold your important papers so you won’t lose anything! The next video that we’re going to talk about is DIYlover’s ‘DIY Tumblr inspired room décor ideas!’ video, which was uploaded on July 19th, 2014. This video has 3 projects that you can do in order to end up with cool pillows and room décor that will make your room Insta & Tumblr approved. The video takes you step by step through each project so any one can follow and end up with an incredible product that your friends will all freak out over.
Next up we have the ‘DIY phone cases designs’ video, which was uploaded on March 20th, 2015. Now we all know that your phone case is a HUGE part of your Back To School style. You definitely want a lot of phone cases that will help take your outfits to a new level because your phone is one of your greatest accessories. This video will show you how to make super cute phone cases that are inexpensive, and completely customizable, so you can add your own style make them the cases however you want them to be. The last video that we’re going to talk about is the ‘DIY Back To School Ideas & Supplies’, which was uploaded on July 25th, 2015 (you can check out the video below). This video will show you how to make cool pencil holders, customized pencils & glue sticks, keychains, paper clips, and bookmarks, all inspired by some of the summer’s hottest movies. These are super easy/fun projects that you can do in order to have unique school supplies that everyone will be jealous of, or you can get your friends together, and go to school with really awesome matching school supplies that no one else will have. The possibilities are truly endless!!!
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Hello people of the internet!!! On today’s ‘Monday Memos’ we are going to discuss an AMAZING young athlete who is not only talented, but is so inspiring and courageous that her story deserves to be told for years to come. I’m sure by now that you’ve all already heard of 19 year old Lauren Hill, the Mount St. Joseph (which is in Delhi Township, Ohio) college freshmen who found out 49 days after her 18 birthday that she has DIPG (Diffuse Intrinsic Pontine Gilomas), which is a terminal brain cancer. This type of cancer has a 0% survival rate and mostly affects children. Lauren was given a maximum of 2 years to live, but her only question after receiving the news was whether or not she would be able to fulfill her dream of playing college basketball. She was told that she could continue playing but would have to do so while undergoing chemo therapy and various other treatments. Unfortunately, she found out earlier this year that her tumor had grown, and that she would most likely not live past December 2014. Mount St. Joseph’s first game was suppose to be an away (at the rival college) game on November 15th, 2014, but the college was given special permission to move the game up to November 2nd, 2014, and it will be at Mount St. Joseph.
When I heard this story I felt that I needed to write about it because honestly Lauren’s story truly touched me. Athletes that play at the college level have to endure years (usually from the time they can walk/hold a ball/etc.) of hard work, training, and sacrifice to have the chance of possibly playing at a college. Even if a person is able to do all this work, it is still difficult to land a spot on a college team. The fact that Lauren was able to do this is a HUGE achievement, so imagine how difficult it must be to have your dreams in your hands, and in a moment it feels like the thing you worked for your whole life is just taken away. I don’t want to continue talking about how much this really sucks for Lauren, because I think the most important part of this story, and how such a young girl can be so strong, passionate, and inspirational. I’m sure that most people in her position would want to hide away and cry all day, but instead Lauren decided to endure the pain of her disease and treatments, and continue pursuing her dream of playing college basketball. I think that Lauren’s pure passion for the game is breathtakingly inspiring, and something that is so rare and beautiful that THIS is what we should remember most about Lauren Hill. Whether or not Lauren’s team wins on November 2nd (I’m writing this post on November 1st), Lauren has already won by sharing her story and raising awareness that might save others in the future. Lauren has been able to get the attention of numerous sports superstars (within the WNBA and other sports), and doing so has produced donations from these stars to fund research to find a cure for DIPG, fundraisers from other colleges to raise money to donate, and a website where people can learn about Lauren’s story, and how they can help.
I think that Lauren’s courageous spirit is best summed up in a quote she gave in an interview with a local Cincinnati, IN news station “I’m not scared of leaving, because I won’t be here. But the people I worry about are the people that I’m leaving behind” (here’s the link for the interview One Last Game). I think that if we could all have be this level of unselfishness, courage, and strength then we would all be better people. Whether or not Lauren does pass away, I think that she was able to do something that many strive for but few accomplish, and that is to truly make a difference. She has taught us all to be strong, determined, passionate, to go after our dreams, and never take a day for granted. Thank you Lauren.
Here are is a website where you can go to learn more about Lauren’s story and donate to fund awareness for DIPG: