Summary from Goodreads: When it comes to relationships, Colin Singleton's type is girls named Katherine. And when it comes to girls named Katherine, Colin is always getting dumped. Nineteen times, to be exact. On a road trip miles from home, this anagram-happy, washed-up child prodigy has ten thousand dollars in his pocket, a bloodthirsty feral hog on his trail, and an overweight, Judge Judy-loving best friend riding shotgun - but no Katherines. Colin is on a mission to prove The Theorem of Underlying Katherine Predictability, which he hopes will predict the future of any relationship, avenge Dumpees everywhere, and finally win him the girl.
“What matters to you defines your mattering.”
I liked the book. It was okay, and it was a pretty fast read. The book followed Colin after he got dumped for the 19 time by the eighteen girl named Katherine. Colin, a child prodigy had his first girlfriend at age 5 got dumped a few seconds later. This little girl was named Katherine, and the Katherines' kept on coming and with them the heartbreaks. After his latest Katherine he and his best friend set out on a road trip in search to get over his recent heartbreak.
During their roadtrip, they come to a small town where they meet Lindsey and her mom, Hollis. While helping Hollis with a special project, Hassan, is best friend breaks out of his shell; while Colin sets out to prove his Theorem of Underlying Katherine Predictability, of how long the next relationship will last.
This Theorem was too confusing for, although no real numbers were needed. But I did love the use of footnotes. I love reading footnotes, it gives us an extra push to read between the lines. And I think it worked for this book. The footnotes along with the whole book was written a quirky and weird way, but it worked beacuse the characters were quirky and weird.
At the end and with the help of Lindsey, Colin learned that the future is unpredictable. Which I was like really, this big conclusion coming from a child prodigy. He gets his first Lindsey and she gets her second Colin.
Again, I liked it. Its quirky and fun. It is my first John Green book ever, so I'm looking forward to reading his other novels.
4 out of 5 pendants
Have you ever dated more than one person with the same name?Have you read this book, what did you think?
This Week: Why do you blog? Tell us what got you started, what keeps you going or where you want to go.
I think I've answered this a few times here on the blog. But everytime someone asks me about my blog I get excited. I started blogging back in college as a way todocument what my daily lifewas like. But it was hard for me to keep up with the blog those first few years of blogging. I rarely posted, if at all. I went months without posting. So I give props to everyone out there who blogs!
I started blogging again this past summer, and I'm loving every second of it. My blog turned into a place to document my thoughts, my inspirations, my dreams, some of my struggles, and an inside to the things and people I love.
I like to say that blogging has made me open up about myself. I'm able to be myself on here without much judgement. Which takes me, to my next point. I love blogging because through it I've met so many amazing people, the blogging community is amazing.
What I love the most are the comments that are left on my posts. They truly make me feel special, that someone took the time to read my blog and post a response to it. So I try my very best to comment on the blogs that I love the most.
Very few people in my family and circle of friends know that I have a blog. I think it might be the fear of being judged by them or about the posts that write or lack of them, but as the blogging community has welcomed me and encouraged me, I think I'm ready to put my blog out there more. I would love any help on how to do so.
At times its hard to think of something worthy of publishing, sometimes I really have to stretch to think of something, and sometimes I can't. I think, no I know I still have lots to improve on. But do know that I love writing and blogging and reading and thinking and dreaming and planning and that is why I continue to blog.
What do you love most about blogging? How did you start your blog?
Ps. - I just joined Twitter. I would love to follow new people.
This past weekend my girls and I took a trip to San Diego. The Gaslamp Quarter. We have realized that keeping in touch with each other despite all our busy lives is important. Since we all live in different parts of California, we also realized that we will make any excuse to see each other.
Our annual trips started our Senior Year (2 years ago), the last semester that we would be together. We went to Cabo for Spring Break and it was fun. Last year we went to Vegas for Deb's birthday. And this year we went to San Diego for Brenda and Gina's birthday.
Although this trip was only a 24 hour trip, it was a blast. My friend Brenda one of the birthday girls had everything planned. I think I might hire her to be my travel agent. hehe.
The weather was not the best, it was overcast the whole weekend and it rained super hard. Brenda's car got there first, and they went to eat lunch while the second car arrived. Once we did, we went straight to the liquor store. And started off with some mimosas. excuse the lack of pictures we were having too much of a good time to take any. :/
At 6:30, the boys (Brenda's friends) stayed behind, and the girls went to dinner. At this very fancy steakhouse, with $50 plates.. eeekk. Must I remind you, we are I am on a budget, $50 plate was not on my budget. But we ended up staying, we only eat out like this once in a blue moon. I still choose a chicken plate for $25, that was delicious, juicy and stuffed with cheese. Best chicken I've tasted. :)
Deb, Brenda the Birthday Girl, and Steph
Gina the Birthday Girl, and me.
After the deliciously expensive dinner and wine, we went back to our hotel room, literally next door to the restaurant and we started to get ready to go out. We pregamed to make sure we didn't spend too much money as we bar hopped. We took a taxi to the Gaslamp Quarter, the streets were lined up with bars and clubs lots of people on the street. The chilly/rainy weather didn't stop us or other people from going out. The streets were packed with people.
We started the night off dancing at the Tipsy Crow. Which reminded us too much off the parties we went to in college. We weren't sure if that was a good thing or a bad thing. But we had fun.
After about 15 minutes of walking and my feet hurting, we finally made it to our second stop. McFadden's. It took me and my friend about 10 minutes to get a drink, so the service wasn't that great. But we got over it and started dancing.
If you are taking a trip to San Diego, and would like to have a great time dancing I would highly recommend the Gaslamp Quarter. In every street there are clubs and bar to visit. We paid a cover charge at Tipping Crow $5 and that was it. The drinks weren't to expensive. And over all, we all had a great time. I wish we could've explore the Quarter during the day, but we had like limited time. lol..
Have you ever been to the Gaslamp Quarter? What did you think?
the weather, especially in SoCal. Sun pretty much year long. I love it!!
And when it gets cold or starts sprinkling we freak out aka the 50 degree weather. WE LOVE OUR SUNNY DAYS
we have all types of environments. We have beaches. We have mountains (where it snows). We have deserts. We have beautiful green forests. We have farms. We have cities and suburbs.
diversity. I love it. I went to a high school where it was pretty diverse, there was different kinds of people. I got to learn about different cultures.
sports. California has so many professional teams. 5 baseball teams, 4 basketball teams, 3 football teams, 3 hockey teams, 3 soccer teams plus the WNBA team. How awesome is that. I've been to 7 out of 14 stadiums.
Although I love the sun. The rainy days especially in Northern California are amazing. Over there everything is so green.
Berkeley. My alma mater. My school. Where I graduated from. Some of the best years of my life. Top Public University in the nation. Yep.
I think going back to the diversity, we also get a huge range of delicious food. There are so many authentic diverse food.
Cities!! I love L.A, shopped in S.F and partied in S.D. I'm a huge fanatic of cities, the tall buildings, the people, and I love the cities that I've been to here.
History and Culture. In other words lots of touristy places to go. Missions, beaches, hikes, National Parks, Mountains, Golden Gate Bridge.
My family. I love that my family is here in California. I think if I were to live by myself somewhere else. I would totally be lost. hehe.
What are your favorite things about the place you call home?