le book review number fourty-six~ flipped

Thursday, 31 May 2012

title: flipped
author: wendelin van draanen
series/ standalone: standalone
pages: 212 pages
personal star rating: 5/5 stars

thoughts on the cover:
The cover is different. I like the aspect that you don't see this type of cover every day. I like the font colors, the typeface, and title treatment. I like the centered upside down chick. I really like this cover, but as for appeal, it's one I might glance and look at the back but it's not the sole reason for me picking up the book. With that being said, I'm grateful that I did pick it up and after reading the book, the cover is perfect.

from the back cover:
(Stylistically, this didn't translate as well as it should've from the back cover. Nevertheless, I tried to make it look as close as possible.)
My mom didn't understand why it was so
What did a kiss feel like anyway?
awful that "that cute little girl" had held
Somehow I knew it wouldn't be like the
my hand. She thought I should be friends
one I got from Mom or Dad at bedtime.
with her. "You like soccer. Why don't you
The same species, maybe, but a radically
go out there and kick the ball around?"
different beast. Like a wolf and a whippet.
Because I didn't want to be kicked
Only science would put them on the same tree
around, that's why. And although I couldn't
Looking back, I like to think it was 
say it like that at the time, I still had
at least partly scientific curiosity that
enough sense at age seven and a half to
made me chase after that kiss, but it was
know that Julianna Baker was dangerous.
probably more those blue eyes.

first sentence:
"All I've ever wanted is for Juli Baker to leave me alone."

I loved this book. I will admit, I did watch the movie before reading the book. Why? Because the movie was on tv and I've had it on my list for so long I just decided to watch the movie and see if I was still interested in the plot of the book.

Turns out I was.

Turns out I really love this book. I especially love Julianna Baker. She by far was so outstanding. I love the philosophical appeal, the way she's so thoughtful and insightful and how she really cares and stands for things. I love how I related to her in so many ways. I have so much appreciation for this book. Can I say it's one of my life changers? Strong possibility. This book is so beautiful. I'd recommend it immediately.

memorable moments number eleven~ flipped

memorable moments:
flipped by wendelin van draanen

page 1:
"All I've ever wanted is for Juli Baker to leave me alone. For her to back off - you know, just give me some space."
It all started the summer before second grade when our moving van pulled into her neighborhood. And since we're now about done with eighth grade, that, my friend, makes more than half a decade of strategic avoidance and social discomfort.
She didn't just barge into my life. She barged and shoved and wedged her way into my life. Did we invite her to get into our moving van and start climbing all over boxes? No! But that's exactly what she did, taking over and showing off like only Juli Baker can.

page 2:
"This was the beginning of my soon-to-be-acute awareness that the girl cannot take a hint. Of any kind.

page 3:
"Finally I break free and do the only manly thing available when you're seven years old - I dive behind my mother.

page 4:
"My troubles were far from over, though. Every day she came back, over and over again. "Can Bryce play?" I could hear her asking from my hiding place behind the couch. "Is he ready yet?" One time she even cut across the yard and looked through my window. I spotter her in the nick of time and dove under my bed, but man, that right there tells you something about Juli Baker. She's got no concept of personal space. No respect for privacy. The world is her playground, and watch out below - Juli's on the slide!

page 5:
"Seriously. There's no wining arguments with your parents, so why get all pumped up over them? It is way better to dive down and get out of the way than it is to get clobbered by some parental tidal wave. 
The funny ting is, Lynetta's still clueless when it comes to dealing with Mom and Dad. She goes straight into thrash mode and is too busy drowning in the argument to take a deep breath and dive fore calmer water.
And she thinks I'm stupid."

page 6:
"My mom didn't understand why it was so awful that "that cute little girl" had held my hand. She thought I should make friends with her. "I thought you liked soccer, honey. Why don't you go out there and kick the ball around?"
Because I didn't want to be kicked around, that's why. And although I couldn't say it like that at the time, I still had enough sense at age seven and a half to know that Juli Baker was dangerous.
Unavoidably dangerous, as it turns out."

page 7:
"What better way to ward Juli off? What better way to say to her, "Juli you are not my type"?
And so, my friend, I hatched the plan.
I asked Shelly Stalls out.
To fully appreciate the brilliance of this, you have to understand that Julie hates Shelly Stalls. She always has, though it beats me why. Shelly's nice and she's friendly and she's got a lot of hair. What's not to like? But Julie hated her, and I was going to make this little gem of knowledge the solution to my problem.

page 8:
"Mr. Mertins has got some kind of doctorate in seating arrangements or something, because he analyzed and scrutinized and practically baptized the seats we had to sit in. And of course he decided to seat Juli next to me.
Juli Baker is the kind of annoying person who makes a point of letting you know she's smart."

page 9:
"I finally asked Mr. Mertins to move me, but he wouldn't do it. Something about not wanting to disturb the delicate balance of educational energy."

page 10:
"My heart stopped. It just stopped beating. And for the first time in my life, I had that feeling. You know, like the world is moving all around you, all beneath you, all inside you, and you're floating. Floating in midair. And the only thing keeping you from drifting away is the other person's eyes. They're connected to yours by some invisible physical force, and they hold you fast while the rest of the world swirls and twirls and falls completely away. 

page 17:
"No, this wasn't a job a boy could do gracefully. This was a job for a girl."

page 21:
"One day last year I'd finally had enough of her yakking about that stupid tree. I came right out and told her that it was not a magnificent sycamore, it was, in reality, the ugliest tree known to man. And you know what she said? She said I was visually challenged."

page 22:
"Mom and Juli's mom do talk some. I think my mom feels sorry for Mrs. Baker - she says she married a dreamer, and because of that, one of the two of them will always be unhappy."

page 23:
"There were about eight other kids altogether at our bus stop, which created a buffer zone, but it was no comfort zone. Juli always tried to stand beside me, or talk to me, or in some other way mortify me."

page 25:
"Stupid as it was, she loved that tree, and cutting it down would be like cutting out her heart."

page 28:
"He frowned some more before he looked back at me and said, "A girl like that doesn't live next door to everyone, you know."
"Lucky them1""

page 31:
"After all, the last thing I needed was for Juli Baker to think I missed her."

page 32:
"I love to watch my father paint. Or really, I love to hear him talk while he paints. The words always come out soft and somehow heavy when he's brushing on the layers of a landscape. Not sad. Weary, maybe, but peaceful."

page 34:
"Mostly the things he talked about floated around me, but once in a while something would happen and I would understand exactly what he had meant. "A painting is more than the sum of its parts," he would tell me, and then go on to explain how the cow by itself is just a cow, and the meadow by itself is just grass and flowers, and the sun peeking through the trees is just a beam of light, but put them all together and you've got magic."

page 35:
"Kites can be lucky or they can be ornery. I've had both kinds, and a lucky kite is definitely worth chasing after."

page 35:
"That's when the fear of being up so high began to lift, and in its place came the most amazing feeling that I was flying. Just soaring above the earth, sailing among the clouds.
Then I began to notice how wonderful the breeze smelled. It smelled like . . . sunshine and wild grass and pomegranates and rain!"

page 37:
"It wasn't long before I wasn't afraid of being up so high and found the spot that became my spot. I could sit up there for hours, just looking out at the world. Sunsets were amazing. Some days they'd be purple and pink, some days they'd be a blazing orange, setting fire to the clouds across the horizon. 
It was on a day like that when my father's notion of the whole being greater than the sum of its parts moved from my head to my heart. The view from my sycamore was more than rooftops and clouds and wind and colors combined.
It was magic.
And I started marveling at how I was feeling both humble and majestic. How was that possible? How could I be so full of wonder? How could this simple tree make me feel so complex? So alive."

page 43:
""Oh, Dad, it's okay. I'll get over it."
I started crying. "It was just a tree . . ."
"I never want you to convince yourself of that. You and I both know it isn't true."
"But Dad . . ."
"Bear with me a minute, would you?" He took a deep breath. "I want the spirit of that tree to be with you always. I want you to remember how you felt when you were up there."

page 62:
"Was I really afraid of hurting her feelings?
Or was a afraid of her?"

page 85:
"He pulled my curtain aside and looked across the street. "One's character is set at an early age, son. The choices you make now will affect you for the rest of your life." He was quiet fro a minute, then dropped the curtain and said, "I hate to see you swim out so far you can't swim back."
"Yes, sir."
He frowned and said, "Don't yes-sir me, Bryce." Then he stood and added, "Just think about what I've said, and the next time you're faced with a choice, do the right thing. It hurts everyone less in the long run."

page 89:
"I could not see Juli coated in powder. Okay, maybe gunpowder, but the white perfumy stuff? Forget it."

page 95:
"Very quietly my granddad said, "You can't dwell on what might have been, Bryce." Then, like he could read my mind, he added, "And it's not fair to condemn him for something he hasn't done."


"He stood up and said, "Say, I'm in the mood for a walk. Want to join me?"
Go for a walk? What I wanted to do was go to my room, lock the door, and be left alone.
"I find it really helps clear the mind," he said, and that's when I realized this wasn't just a walk - this was an invitation to do something together."

page 96:
""The tree's gone, but she's till got the spark it gave her. Know what I mean?"
Luckily I didn't have to answer."

page 98:
"They were, I don't know, deep. Sitting in that tree was seriously philosophical to her.
And the odd thing is, it all made sense to me. She talked about what it felt like to be up in that tree, and how it, like, transcended dimensional space. "To be held above the earth and brushed by the wind," she said, "it's like your heart has been kissed by beauty." Who in junior high do you know that would put together a sentence like that?

page 105:
"I felt sorry for my father. I felt sorry for my mother. But most of all I felt lucky for me that they were mine."

page 106:
"But if chaos is a necessary step in the organization of one's universe, then I was well on my way."

page 110:
""There's nothing like a headstrong woman to make you happy to be alive."


"He wanted to know about the sycamore tree and seemed to understand exactly what I meant when I told about the whole being greater than the sum of its parts. "It's the way with people, too," he said, "only with people, it's sometimes that the whole is less than the sum of the parts."
I thought that was pretty interesting. And the next day during school I looked around at the people I'd known wince elementary school, trying to figure out if they were more or less than the sum of their parts. Chet was right. A lot of them were less."

page 112:
""It's easy to look back and see it, and it's easy to give the advice, but the sad fact is most people don't look beneath the surface until it's too late.""

page 116:
"The rest of the evening I bounced back and forth between upset and uneasy. The worst part being, I couldn't really put my finger on what exactly I was upset or uneasy about. Of course it was Bryce, but why wasn't I just mad? He'd been such a . . . scoundrel. Or happy? What wasn't I just happy? He'd come over to our house. He'd stood on our driveway. He'd said nice things. We'd laughed.
But I wasn't mad or happy. And as I lay in bed trying to read, I realized that upset had been overshadowed by uneasy. I felt as though someone was watching me. I got so spooked I even got up and checked out the window an din the closet and under the bed, but still the feeling didn't go away. 
It took me until nearly midnight to understand what it was.
It was me. Watching me."

page 131:
"It was like the silence connected us in a way that explanations never could."

page 157:
"Then she was gone. Out the door and into the night, part of a chorus of happy good-byes."

page 158:
"And now I was seeing that there was something really cool about that family. All of them. They were just . . . real. And who were we? There was something spinning wickedly out of control inside this house. It was like seeing inside the Bakers' world had opened up windows into our own, and the view was not a pretty one.
Where had all this stuff come from?
And why hadn't I ever seen it before.

page 163:
"Well! Surely he was not interested in perpetual motion. I barely was myself! So, I reasoned, continuing our discussion would drive him away. I dove back in, and when the conversation started to peter out, I came up with my own ideas on perpetual-motion machines. I was like a perpetual-idea machine, spinning ridiculous suggestions right out of the air."

page 166:
"As I looked around, it struck me that we were having dinner with a group of strangers. We'd lived across the street for years, but I didn't know these people at all."

page 167:
""You boys showed a lot of restraint tonight. I don't know if I could've kept my cool that way."
"Aw, he's just, you know . . . entrenched," Matt said. "Gotta adjust to the perspective and deal from there." Then he added, "Not that I'd want him as my dad . . ."
Mike practically sprayed his milk. "Dude! Can you imagine?" Then Matt gave my dad a slap on the back and said, "No way/ I'm sticking with my main man here." My mom grinned from across the table and said, "Me too."

page 169:
"It felt good to take charge of my own destiny! I felt strong and right and certain.
Little did I know how a few days back at school would change all of that."

page 180:
"My heart lurched. What was she laughing about? What were they talking about? How could she sit there and look so . . . beautiful?"

page 185:
"Juli was different, but after all these years that didn't bother me anymore.
I liked it.
I liked her.
And every time I saw her, she seemed more beautiful. She just seemed to glow. I'm not talking like a hundred-watt bulb; she just had this warmth to her. Maybe it came from climbing that tree. Maybe it came from singing to chickens. Maybe it came from whacking at two-by-fours and dreaming of perpetual motion. I don't know. All I know is that compared to her, Shelly and Miranda seemed so ... ordinary."

page 187:
""It started with that stupid newspaper article. And I don't know . . . I've been weirded out ever since. She doesn't look the same, she doesn't sound the same, she doesn't even seem like the same person to me!" I stared our the window at the Bakers'. "She's . . . she's just different."
My grandfather stood beside me and looked across the street, too. "No, Bryce," he said softly. "She's the same as she's always been; you're the one who's changed." He clapped his hand on my shoulder and whispered, "And son, from here on out, you'll never be the same again."

page 194:
""I ran in the house, calling, "Mom! Mom, there's grass!"
"Really?" She emerged from the bathroom with her cleaning gloves and a pail. "I was wondering if it was ever going to spring up."
"Well, it has! Come! Come and see!"
She wasn't too impressed at first. But after I made her get down on her hands and knees and really look, she smiled and said, "They're so delicate . . . ."
"They look like they're yawning, don't they?"
She cocked her head a bit and looked a little closer. "Yawning?"
"Well, more stretching, I guess. Like they're sitting up in their little bed of dirt with they're arms stretched way up high, saying, Good morning, world!"
She laughed and said, "Yes, they do!"
I got up and uncoiled the hose. "I think they need a wake-up shower, don't you?"
My mom agreed and left me to my singing and sprinkling."

page 211:
"Already I can tell - it's going to be an amazing, magnificent tree.
And I can't help wondering, a hundred years from now will a kid climb it the way I climbed the one up on Collier Street? Will she see the things I did? Will she feel the way I did?
Will it change her life the way it changed mine?"

page 212:
"So maybe I should go over there and thank him for the tree. Maybe we could sit on the porch and talk. It just occurred to me that in all the years we've known each other, we've never done that. Never really talked.
Maybe my mother's right. Maybe there is more to Bryce Loski than I know. 
Maybe it's time to meet him in the proper light."

le book review number fourty-five~ the restaurant at the end of the universe

title: the restaurant at the end of the universe
author: douglas adams
series: the hitchhiker's guide to the galaxy (book #2)
pages: 200 pages
personal star rating: 3/5 stars

from the back of the book:
"When all questions of space, time, matter and the nature of being have been resolved, only one question remains - 'Where shall we have dinner?' The Restaurant at the End of the Universe provides the ultimate gastronomic experience, and for once there is no morning after to worry about.

first line:
"The story so far:
 In the beginning the Universe was created."

I found I like specific parts of the book but overall, it just wasn't as good as it seemed. I thought I really really liked this series but I'm not so sure now. I think the series is well written but at times it gets boring with the way it's described. But at the same time, the way it is written is so captivating of the events, it's just the events aren't as interesting as I would have hoped. I love the writing style, and I love the way the author describes everything but the actual events lead up to a disappointing point. I don't know if I was just expecting something more, something else entirely, or I just wasn't expecting anything but I don't know what to make of this book. I found it to be less memorable than I anticipated. I honestly think it deserves the 3 stars for writing with a clear voice, intriguing ideas and having great characters but the two star loss is from the actual events - they just didn't impact me overall.

my shelf this monday~ (28/5/2012)

Monday, 28 May 2012

I realize I have two book reviews that I've yet to write but I haven't found the time to finish those up.

Anyway, if you're curious, the two books that I finished reading but haven't posted yet are Flipped by Wendelin Van Draanen and The Restaurant at the End of the Universe by Douglas Adams.

What's in my TBR pile? As for new books, I have 3 Series of Unfortunate Events books and the last 3 books in the Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy trilogy of five.

Also, I ordered Pre-ordered Sherlock season 2 and it should be arriving within a couple days so no promises with how much I'll be reading.

What are you reading this week?

feature friday~ bookcases (5)

Friday, 25 May 2012


Today's bookcase is compliments of my sister. She found this picture somewhere on the internet and said, "I hope you haven't posted your feature yet; have i got something to show you!" So lo and behold, I refrained from posting the intended bookcase and I'm glad I did. This is perfect. I'd have this in my house. I love it. Being a huge Doctor Who fan, I adore this immensely. I'd love to actually own this someday. Thank you to my sister for showing this to me.

my shelf this monday~ (21/5/2012)

Monday, 21 May 2012

I know it's a little late, but it's still monday.

This week I plan on finishing the restaurant at the end of the universe. I also hope to read something that's been on my shelf awhile. Maybe the Cardturner or I'll dig into this book of horror and suspense short stories I took from the library. Too many TBR and not enough days in a week.

My sister also bought me six Agatha Christie novels from a garage sale and I found another four at a bookstore. I also bought Cloud Atlas that I might or might not open this week.

What's on your shelf this week?

le book review number fourty-four~ heartless

title: heartless
author: sara shepard
series: pretty little liars #7
pages: 274 pages
personal star rating: 3.5/5 stars

from the back cover:
Four gorgeous girls are telling very ugly stories. First Emily, Aria, Hanna, and Spencer claimed they found a dead body in the woods behind Spencer's house, only to have it vanish without a trace. Then, when the same woods went up in flames, they swore they saw someone who's supposed to be dead rise from the ashes. And even after all that, the pretty little liars are still playing with fire. Call me heartless, but it's about time someone shut these liars up for good. After all, nobody likes a girl who cries wolf - least of all me . . . . 

first line:
"Ever have something really important just up and vanish without a trace?"

In this book, the stories are really separate until the end where everything ties together. I found that to be really great - it showed how each event led to another and it connected at the end. I was surprised in some places but in others it felt so obvious that I thought, how are they missing this? Overall it was intriguing and I wanted to find out what was going to happen. I think I'm at the point in the series I just want to find out who did it. I think as a whole, the book was alright but mostly my enjoyment is because I read the first six books in the series and now I just want to see how it will end.

feature friday~ bookcases (4)

Friday, 18 May 2012


These bookshelves are beautiful. The shape is like a mirror and they have an elegant border surrounding them. This design would look wonderful on a wall with a few pictures. I especially like the simplicity mixed with a bit of flair. These are beautiful shelves.

Found at: http://www.designsdelight.com/bookshelves/creative-wood-bookshelves-cusom-bookshelves/attachment/mirror-shaped-bookshelf/

my shelf this monday~ (14/5/2012)

Monday, 14 May 2012

What's new on my shelf this week? 

I borrowed Heartless by Sara Shepard from the library as well as 999: New Stories of Horror and Suspense. 

I finished reading Miss Marple: The Complete Short Stories last week.

I started reading The Restaurant at the End of the Universe by Douglas Adams. 

I still have four books from last week from the library as well.

What books are you reading this week?

mothers day: a shout-out to moms~

Sunday, 13 May 2012

Happy mother's day to all those moms out there. I'd like to take a moment and say I really love my mom. First of all, I can say my love of reading stems from my mom taking time to read to me when I was young. I still remember one book my mom would read and she'd cry - I Love You Forever by  Robert Munsch.

And in that book there is a line that says: "i love you forever i'll like you for always as long as i'm living my baby you'll be."

It's a very moving book and it means a lot to me.

So tell your mom you love her today and perhaps you can read your favourite childhood book with her. Pick up your phones or take a minute after reading this post to go tell your mom what she means to you.

Happy Mother's Day!

feature friday: bookcases~ (3)

Saturday, 12 May 2012


This bookcase is beautiful. The colour with the rock background works perfectly. I love the different sizes of squares and how it fits with the space provided. I think the different things you could do with this is wonderful. The colour is eye popping and perfect for a more colourless, monochrome room to add that flair. 

le book review number forty-three~ killer

Monday, 7 May 2012

title: killer
series: pretty little liars (book #6)
author: sara shepard
pages: 321 pages
personal star rating: 3.5/5 stars

from the back cover:
"Rosewood, Pennsylvania, seems picture perfect, but pictures often lie - and so do Rosewood's four prettiest girls.
Hanna's on a mission to corrupt Rosewood's youth - starting with a very attractive sophomore. Aria's snooping into her boyfriend's past. Spencer's stealing . . . from her family. And pure little Emily's abstaining from abstinence. 
Tsk, tsk, tsk. These pretty little liars should be careful. Sure, the old A is dead, but there's a new A in town turning up the heat. And this time Rosewood's going to burn.

first sentence:
"What if, all of a sudden, you could remember every single second of your entire life?"

I found this book to be alright. I didn't enjoy it as much as a few of the others in the series, but I did find the events to continue to amaze me. I liked it and it was alright. One thing I have consistently liked was the chapter titles. They're intriguing and interesting and often times tell you what is going to happen but in a good way. I often don't know what to expect as I read and the series, although beginning to become a bit tiresome, still has enough mysterious aspects to keep me reading.

my shelf this monday~ (7/5/2012)

What's on the top of my pile this monday?

Miss Marple: The Complete Short Stories.
I started reading this book yesterday after finishing Poirot investigates. I love Agatha Christie.

I plan on also making it through Eragon (I hope), but depending on the amount of homework I receive, I might decide to reread City of Bones by Cassandra Clare.

In my TBR pile, I still have several books.
This Side of Paradise by Scott. F. Fitzgerald
The Restaurant at the End of the Universe by Douglas Adams
Looking for JJ by Anne Cassidy

So what are you reading/ planning to read this week?

le book review number forty-two~ the miserable mill

Friday, 4 May 2012


title: the miserable mill
series: a series of unfortunate events (book 4)
author: lemony snicket
pages: 194 pages
personal star rating: 5/5 stars

from the back cover:
Dear Reader,
I hope, for your sake, that you have not chosen to read this book because you are in the mood for a pleasant experience. If this is the case, I advise you to put this book down instantaneously, because of all the books describing the unhappy lives of the Baudelaire orphans, THE MISERABLE MILL might be the unhappiest yet. Violet, Klaus, and Sunny Baudelaire are sent to Paltryville to work in a lumbermill, and they find disaster and misfortune lurking behind every log.
The pages of this book, I'm sorry to inform you, contain such unpleasantries as a giant pincher machine, a bad casserole, a man with a cloud of smoke where his head should be, a hypnotist, a terrible accident resulting in injury, and coupons.
I have promised to write down the entire history of these three poor children, but you haven't, so if you prefer stores that are more heartwarming, please feel free to make another selection.

With all due respect,
Lemony Snicket

first sentence:
"Sometime during your life - in fact, very soon - you may find yourself reading a book, and you may notice that a book's first sentence can often tell you what sort of story your book contains."

From the four books I've read so far, I didn't enjoy this one quite as much. It still lived up to it's name, it was still entertaining and filled with unfortunate events and experiences for the Baudelaire orphans but I just felt it could have been portrayed a bit better compared to the earlier books. I still found it to be a great read (if you are into the darker children books) and I'd recommend the series.

le book review number forty-one~ the wide window

title: the wide window
series: a series of unfortunate events (book 3)
author: lemony snicket
pages: 214 pages
personal star rating: 5/5 stars

from the back cover:
Dear Reader,
If  you have not read anything about the Baudelaire orphans, then before you read even one more sentence, you should know this: Violet, Klaus, and Sunny are kindhearted and quick-witted, but their lives, I am sorry to say, are filled with bad luck and misery. All of the stories about these three children are unhappy and wretched, and the one you are holding may be the worst of them all.
If you haven't got the stomach for a story that includes a hurricane, a signaling device, hungry leeches, cold cucumber soup, a horrible villain, and a doll named Pretty Penny, then this book will probably fill you with despair.
I will continue to record these tragic tales, for that is what I do. You, however, should decide for yourself whether you can possibly endure this miserable story.

With all due respect,
Lemony Snicket

first sentence:
"If you didn't know much about the Baudelaire orphans, and you saw them sitting on their suitcases at Damocles Dock, you might think that they were bound for an exciting adventure."

 This book had a lot of intrigue. After reading the first two books about the orphans, I notice the theme is misery and misfortune. And true to it's word, it is full of misery and misfortune. Although intended for younger readers, as a teenager I still can get a lot out of it. I am a bit surprised that kids younger than I would be able to read these stories because at times, even I felt the terrible experiences that the Baudelaire's had been subject to. I think this book was more thoroughly enjoyed and I appreciate the read. This series is very unique and I like it a lot.

feature friday: bookcases~ (2)


This bookshelf was found on tumblr. I love the squares - it gives an opportunity for variety for separation of things. I especially love the four triangles squares at the bottom. They look like basket type things and it would be a great place to put little knickknacks and oddities. I especially love the color of them, it looks great in the room.