What I got for my 20th Birthday!1:48 PM
Disclaimer before I begin, I am in no way bragging or showing off, I just wanted to share what I got for my birthday and this was requested. I also really love reading/watching other hauls myself so here's mine!
So, if you didn't know I turned 20 on the 22nd of September, that's right, I'm no longer a teenager *boo* but I wanted to share with you all the stuff that I was given by my wonderful friends and family! It's taken this long because I was waiting on some things to arrive and wanted to make sure that I showed everything that I was given. There's one more thing I'm waiting on but I know what they are so I'm just gonna tell you anyway! I also got money from the rest of my family members so I have been able to treat myself! I'll do them in categories of what each person got me, because otherwise it's going to just get confusing. Brace yourselves, this is going to be a long post.
My mum always gets worried every birthday/christmas that she hasn't gotten me enough, which is ridiculous because I was expecting to only get my piercing but she gave me more! So, yes, my main present off my parents was a helix piercing. Which looks like this:
It healed really well, I absolutely adore it and I got this a few weeks before my birthday so that I wouldn't be sore during my birthday celebrations. They then also got me things from my wishlist too! I was more than happy with what I got off them because my mum told me she was getting me something off my wishlist but I only expected a small book.
Oh yes, I am friends with the lovely Renontheroad! She's on the same course as me in University (Psychology) and she's so bloody lovely! I didn't expect her to get me anything but she did and wow she did a good job! After opening these presents, I don't understand how I didn't pick up on some of the things she has been saying to check that I hadn't got them, I swear I'm so oblivious sometimes.
She got me, a 1984 poster! And I don't mean the year, I mean the book by George Orwell. This book is one of my all time favourite books, it's so thought provoking and so cleverly written, I'd seen this poster so many times in waterstones and had really wanted it! I was SO happy when I opened this one! I'm sure I don't need to explain what 1984 is about but just in case you don't know, this is a dystopian novel set in a world where everyone is constantly under surveillance by "Big Brother" (yes that is where the t.v. show came from!) and have to follow rules that are set by the government, if they speak out against any of these rules there are huge consequences. This was Orwell's take on what may have happened if the Nazi's had taken over, this was written in the 1940's, hence why it is called 1984, as this is basically Orwells prediction of the future.
And of course, what life wouldn't be complete without a book, and not just any book, but a Psychology related book (She knows me so well) I'd seen this SO many times and had been tempted to get it, purely because I like reading about books which show that Psychopaths aren't just serial killers and can actually be good people, in this case Andy McNab. I already own a book by Kevin Dutton which is also on a similar topic and I can't wait to dive into this one.
Thanks so much Ren! Love you lots!
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She sent me the most contrasting books ever! Forbidden by Tabitha Suzuma, which I have already Read and Reviewed Here and also Just one day by Gayle Forman, which I think she got me because I told her I was reading too many depressing books and wanted to try something a bit more cheerful!
Forbidden is a book about a very strange and taboo topic; incest. It's about a brother and sister who fall in love under circumstances which no siblings should ever have to go through. It's a very difficult read but one that I would highly recommend you giving a go, trust me, it's worth it.
Just one day; from what I remember it's about a girl who decides to drop everything and move to Paris with a boy, but I might be completely wrong there (give me a virtual slap on the back of the hand if I am). But I am looking forward to trying something less depressing!
Thank you so much Meg, you wonderful human being!