The Review Marina


You know what I don’t get about people who ban books?

They’ll ban books that truthfully portray terrible experiences that happen to teenagers, like Speak, but they won’t ban books books because they portray and romanticize abusive relationships like Twilight.

At the same time, they’ll ban books like Twilight and 50 Shades, again—not because they portray really unhealthy relationships in a romantic light— but they will ban them because one contains some supernatural creatures and is therefore devil worship and the other portrays a sexual relationship and is therefore porn.

They’ll santise an entire Mark Twain novel from the “n” word, even though it portrays the racist south as it was in it’s time. But they’ll say nothing about racist books that fetishize/appropriate cultures set in today’s world.

I think that just shows that people who try to ban books rarely actually know what the hell they’re talking about and attack books based only on their own narrow social little world views.

Books inspired by Russia. x

Lol I find the moniker "inquisitive anon" quite amusing! And to answer your question, nope I never get sick of asking questions! I like learning about people. But please, if it gets annoying or tiresome, don't hesitate to tell me to stop. I'm quite nosy! :@)


Hehe. I like naming my anons. I used to a have a philosopher anon but then I found out who they were.

I’ll never get tired of you. You’re awesome.

Are images appearing like this for anyone else too?

So… I just spend like over 50 bucks on moisturizers… because my face decided to start breaking out in some places and get patchy dry and red around my mouth (I keep putting on moisturizer and it doesn’t help!)

 I got Aveenos, Cerave, and Yes To cucumbers.  All three fairly pricy. I’m gonna be testing them out.

Can any of your recommend any good facial moisturizer? For combination skin?

Balance bookshelf by Cush Design Studio.


you know what I do when I don’t like a character?

  • I don’t talk about them.
  • I don’t go into their tag.
  • If I see an edit of them, I ignore it.
  • I may even blacklist their name if the dislike is strong enough.

you know what I don’t do when I don’t like a character?

  • go in their tag
  • reblog edits of them just to complain
  • make posts about them
  • in general, I don’t waste my time and breath on them

it’s….it’s a remarkably simple concept

it makes life a whole lot nicer


Currently reading: Stardust by Neil Gaiman

Don’t ever feel bad for making a decision that upsets other people. You are not responsible for their happiness. You are responsible for your happiness.
Isaiah Henkel (via miaoin)