Manicure Monday + Highly Illogical Behavior by John Corey Whaley Audiobook Review

hibaudioHighly Illogical Behavior by John Corey Whaley
Published: May 10th 2016 by Listening Library
Source: audiobook (Scribd)

Sixteen-year-old Solomon is agoraphobic. He hasn’t left the house in three years, which is fine by him.
Ambitious Lisa desperately wants to get into the second-best psychology program for college (she s being realistic). But how can she prove she deserves a spot there?
Solomon is the answer.
Determined to fix Sol, Lisa thrusts herself into his life, introducing him to her charming boyfriend Clark and confiding her fears in him. Soon, all three teens are far closer than they thought they d be, and when their facades fall down, their friendships threaten to collapse, as well.
A hilarious and heartwarming coming-of-age perfect for readers of Matthew Quick and Rainbow Rowell, “Highly Illogical Behavior” showcases the different ways in which we hide ourselves from the world and the ways in which love, tragedy, and the need for connection may be the only things to bring us back into the light.

Highly Illogical Behavior was a book that I picked up solely based on one or two people on Twitter who I saw shouting into the void about how good this book is. And bless Scribd for getting such an awesome new title so quick. One day I’ll have to make a Scribd appreciation post, cause it’s my favorite, but I’m getting off topic. Friends shout into the void, I acquire audiobook, and then I fell in love.

The characters are perfect! Solomon has his issues, but he is also a person you can’t help but gravitate toward, Clark is an adorable human who isn’t afraid to say what’s on his mind, and Lisa is pure at heart – even if she does some questionable things. I love this trio and I’ll miss hanging out with them.

The story itself is brilliant. It’s thoughtful and a bit heart wrenching, while also being funny and informative. I thought I knew where things were going here, but I was wrong… and I love when I’m wrong! There’s nothing worse than a mega obvious ending. Then there is the abundance of pop culture references in this book that made my nerd heart swell. Especially the Community references, because any book that references Abed’s beautiful weirdness is an automatic A plus for me!

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I enjoyed this book way more than I thought I was going to. It was a book I pretty much blindly picked up, I had no idea what the plot was, but since that’s my usual style I wasn’t disappointed. It completely caught my feels off guard and I’m just ready to push it on everyone I know. SO READ THIS BOOK! Obviously I gave this baby 5 stars and I agree with the Goodreads synopsis when it says fans of Everything Everything and Me And Earl And The Dying Girl will enjoy this book. Now for the mani!

So, looking at this cover I was like ‘dude I can totally do that on my nails!’… but I swear I’ve gotten cocky since my galaxy mani, because let me tell you what, I’m not that good at nail art  :p

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This isn’t the worst mani in the world, but it wasn’t what I wanted it to be. However I learned some things. Like just because the color is bright doesn’t mean it will look bright over a black base. Really the blue and the white are the ones that pop the most, and had the other colors looked as good as these two I think it would’ve been a success.

To create this I used a base coat of Black Matte Color Show by Maybelline (which I didn’t fully think through because after putting a top clear coat on the black wasn’t matte anymore, but oh well). Then for the colors I used Keep Up the Flame and Orange Fix both Color Show by Mabelline, Tan Lime and Blue Me Away! both Extreme Wear by Sally Hansen and then an OPI White. I used a toothpick to draw on the squiggles, and some I had to try and do upwards of three coats so they would show up.

I think with what I learned I could one day re-do this mani and make it look better. As alwaysm I had fun doing it regardless of how it looked, and I can only get better from here!

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4 thoughts on “Manicure Monday + Highly Illogical Behavior by John Corey Whaley Audiobook Review

  1. Stacee @ Adventures of a Book Junkie says:

    “because let me tell you what, I’m not that good at nail art” <—-cackles

    I really like your nails, they look great. And I've heard great things about this book, I may have to look into it, even though I have no idea what it's about.

    Thanks for sharing!!

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