Hi! I’m Cecilia Gray. I’m happy you’re here, even if you got here by mistake. Stick around anyway.

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Want to see what I’ve been up to? Browse around below. I have pictures, videos and posts about books, san francisco, food, the #radgirl life, and other stuff I love.

trips and travels – coming soon

random rants

top 5 reasons to retell jane austen’s stories
analyzing unlikable: an emma case study

rad girls in action

#radgirl American Ninja Warrior Kacy Catanzaro demolishes the circuit at the 2014 Finals, becoming the first woman to complete the course.
#radgirl emergency room doctor-in-training reads 50 Shades of Grey…in public…no shame.
#radgirl from Malaysia saves capsized boat.
#radgirl martial arts master at seven years old.
#radgirl in San Francisco reads Jenny Han, speaks Tagalog, and wears polka dots.

random stuff that makes me happy

State Bird Provisions (and Labyrinth references!)
Ball Pitts
Sand Dollars at the Beach

movie vs book comparisons (with spoilers)

The Great Gatsby
Jane Eyre
The Hunger Games
Pride and Prejudice

photos inspired by books

“You could empty their cellars of beer and wine in a single night.”~ Eldest. Christopher Paolini.
~ One-Eyd Cat. Paula Fox.
“Don’t count your owls before they are delivered.”~ Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince. JK Rowling.
“Love is louder than the pressure to be perfect.”~ Stay Strong. Demi Lovato.
Medusa ~ Metamorphoses. Ovid.
“If the world comes to an end, I’m going to want cookies.” ~ Life As We Knew It. Susan Beth Pfeffer.
“I dissolved in the sea.” ~ Long Day’s Journey into Night. Eugene O’Neills.
“What really knocks me out is a book that…you wish the author…was a terrific friend of yours…. That doesn’t happen much, though.” ~ Catcher in the Rye. JD Salinger.
“To be fond of dancing was a certain step towards falling in love.” ~ Pride and Prejudice. Jane Austen.
“I’ll bring you tea and honey until you do.” ~ Winnine-the-Pooh. A.A. Milne.
“Once there was a tree, and she loved a boy.” ~ The Giving Tree. Shel Silverstein.
“Everyone wants a Christmas tree. If you had a Christmas tree, Santa would bring you stuff.” ~ Visions of Sugar Plums. Janet Evanovich.
I love it when a book comes to life. Especially when it’s a cookbook. ~ Me! :)
“Everything in this room is edible.” ~ Charlie and the Chocolate Factory. Roald Dahl.
“You know, at times like this one feels, well, perhaps extinct animals should be left extinct.” ~ Jurassic Park. Michael Crichton.
“Some walks you have to take alone.” ~ Mockingjay. Suzanne Collins.
“You ever wonder what a Martian might think if he happened to land near an emergency room?” ~ The Accidental Tourist. Anne Tyler.
“She loves the serene brutality of the ocean, loves the electric power she felt with every breath of wet, briny air.” ~ Tithe. Holly Black.
“I speak for the trees. I speak for the trees for the trees have no tongues.” ~ The Lorax. Dr. Seuss.
“You don’t go walking into the proverbial lion’s den lightly. You start with a good breakfast.” ~ Storm Front, The Dresden Files #1. Jim Butcher.
“Ah, coffee. The sweet balm by which we shall accomplish today’s tasks.” ~ Ironside. Holly Black.
“The bow and arrow is my weapon.” ~ The Hunger Games. Suzanne Collins.