Halloween Book Tag!

It’s the middle of October now and that means Halloween is just around the corner! Everyone and everything is getting ready for Halloween!

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To be honest, I’m a complete chicken when it comes to scary/creepy things but that doesn’t mean I don’t enjoy the festivities that come with the holiday. What better way to celebrate the spooky spirit than with a book tag?

This tag was created by Naomi The Book Lover over on YouTube. I wasn’t tagged by anyone per say but no one needs to know that 😉

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TBR Cleanse – Kick or Keep? Pt. 5

Week 5!

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Here are the rules to the “cleanse”:

  1. Choose the first 10 books in your TBR list.
  2. Read the blurb.
  3. Decide whether to keep it or “kick” it out of the list.
  4. Repeat with the next 10 books every week until you go through the whole list.

(All the blurbs were taken from Goodreads.)

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Hey, Kiddo by Jarrett J. Krosozka | ARC Review

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Image result for hey kiddo bookTitle: Hey, Kiddo
Series: standalone
Author: Jarrett J. Korsoczka
Published: October 9, 2018
Genre: memoir, non-fiction, graphic novel
Pages: 320
My Rating: ★★★★☆
Goodreads page

This review is spoiler free!

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I was given a free review copy from Graphix/Scholastic in exchange for a review. This does not skew my review in any one direction.

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Synopsis

Hey, Kiddo is the graphic memoir of author-illustrator Jarrett J. Krosoczka. Raised by his colorful grandparents, who adopted him because his mother was an incarcerated heroin addict, Krosoczka didn’t know his father’s name until he saw his birth certificate when registering for a school ski trip. Hey, Kiddo traces Krosoczka’s search for his father, his difficult interactions with his mother, his day-to-day life with his grandparents, and his path to becoming an artist.

To date, nearly one million people have viewed Krosoczka’s TED Talk about his experience. Artwork from his childhood and teen years will be incorporated into the original illustrations for the book.

(This synopsis is from Goodreads.)

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Make an assumption about me

There’s this recent trend on Instagram that I wanted to try out where people ask their followers to make an assumption about them and they tell them whether or not they assumed correctly. It seems like a lot of fun, so here I am…

… asking you (yes you, reader) to make an assumption about me.

It can be about anything. Bookish, non-bookish, if I’m truly the unicorn in my profile picture, etc. Make multiple assumptions if you want to. Go wild.

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I will probably make a post with all your assumptions and my answers in the near future.

Thanks in advanced!

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Until next time….

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The Fall Time Cozy Book Tag

I don’t know about you, but where I live the fall weather just hit me smack in the face. It went from being 95 degrees down to the low 60s (that’s 35 and 16 degrees Celsius respectively for you metric people) in the span of two days (I really wish I was joking). Not only that, I live in a place where it’s mainly hot and dry, and all of a sudden it started raining a lot this past week. And one of the windows of my car is broken and I can’t roll it back up. Thankfully I duct taped it shut from the inside right before it rained the heck out because I would have had to deal with a lot of water damage inside my car if I didn’t.

In short, it’s fall season beeches.

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And I wanted to do a post to reflect that.

I wasn’t tagged by anyone, but I saw Heather @ The Sassy Book Geek do this and wanted to give it a shot because it looked fun.

This tag was created by Sam @ Novels and Nonsense over on YouTube.

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September 2018 Wrap-Up

I’ll admit it. This past couple months I’ve been slacking on posts. It’s to the point that I’ve forgotten to do a wrap-up for… I don’t even know how many months I skipped. In fact, I don’t remember the last time I did a wrap up. It’s been that long.

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This month, I decided I really needed to step up my post game and made a goal to post at least once a week. Because of that, I actually have enough posts to do a wrap up!

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Wildcard by Marie Lu| Book Review

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“Every problem has a solution. But after every solution, there’s a new problem to tackle, some new challenge to take on.”

Image result for wildcard marie luTitle: Wildcard
Series: Warcross, #2
Author: Marie Lu
Published: September 18, 2018
Genre: young adult, sci-fi
Pages: 352
My Rating: ★★★★☆ (4/5)
Goodreads page

This review contains spoilers from the past book in the series but no spoilers from this book itself!

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Four-Word Summary Challenge

I was watching the Try Guys the other week and their video of celebrating their four-year anniversary by playing a game where they pick a slip of paper with titles of videos they made and try to explain it to their partners in four words in four seconds. I thought that would be fun to apply to books, so here we are.

Because I don’t make videos or write books, I’m using a list of books that I’ve read. I wrote down a whole bunch of (hopefully) well-known YA books and selected 15 of them to try and make a summary in four words (or less).

The two rules I have are:

  1. I’m not allowed to use any words in the book title
  2. I’m not allowed to use any character names.

If you want to play along, you can try and guess what book I’m talking about after reading my short summary and then click the drop down to reveal the title. For the most part, if a book is part of a series, I used the first book just so there would be less spoilers.

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