Captain Marvel Book Tag [ORIGINAL]

In case you’ve been living in an alternate dimension, you probably are aware that the Captain Marvel movie has been released. I watched it the second day it was out, and let me tell you, it hasn’t left my brain yet. I’m still on a high from that movie. It really gives all the other movies a run for their money because it’s a dang good origin story. I’m an easy to please gal, but even I could tell that Captain Marvel was something special.

That being said, I decided to express my love for this movie by doing a book tag. I searched the internet and haven’t found anyone who has already made this, so I decided to make my own. If you want to try this tag out, by all means, go for it! I kept this tag spoiler-free, so you can do this even if you haven’t watched the movie!

RULES:

– Thank the person who tagged you.
– Make sure to tag the creator (The Awkward Book Blogger) so she can see your responses!
– Tag at least three people.
– Have fun!

Feel free to use the graphic at the top of this post!

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I’m going to the North Texas Teen Book Festival!

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The North Texas Teen Book Festival is around the corner! I didn’t realize it was happening so soon this year until I saw on someone’s story (I can’t remember whose) that it’s on March 23rd.

Unfortunately for this year, most of the authors I want to meet require a special signing wristband which is limited to one per person. This means I will only be able to meet one of the authors, but I’m not complaining. I’m happy for even the chance to see this people talk in person.

If you want to learn more about this event, click out their website at northtexasteenbookfestival.com .

If you are planning to go, let me know who you’re excited to see and meet! Which books are you excited about? Which panels do you want to attend?

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Until next time….

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The Wicked King by Holly Black | Book Review

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Image result for the wicked kingTitle: The Wicked King
Series: The Folk of the Air, #2
Author: Holly Black
Published: January 8, 2019
Genre: young adult, fantasy, paranormal, romance
Pages: 322
My Rating: ★★★★☆
Goodreads page

This review contains spoilers of The Cruel Prince (the first book) but not The Wicked King… you have been warned.

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Rip It or Ship It – Marvel Edition

Valentine’s Day today, and whether or not you believe in celebrating it, it’s always fun to do a game of rip it or ship it. Recently, I’ve been absolutely obsessed with Marvel. I’ve always been a big fan, but they’ve really been killing the game (and their characters… still a bit salty not going to lie) recently. I decided in the spirit of love and romance to rip and ship some of my favorite characters.

I made a numbered list of all the Marvel movie characters I could think of (I have to admit, I can’t remember a lot of the minor characters but I tried my best), and used a random number generator to make a pair to rip or ship. Got it? Okey dokey.

(Author’s note: I was going to put a Loki doki .gif here but my laptop is giving me troubles right now with .gifs so let’s just pretend that it’s here.)

Let’s get started!

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Check, Please!: #Hockey, Vol. 1 by Ngozi Ukazu | Book Review

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Title: Check, Please!: #Hockey, Vol. 1
Series: Check, Please!
Author: Ngozi Ukazu
Published: September 18, 2018
Genre: graphic novel, YA, LGBT, sports, comics
Pages: 288
My Rating: 4.5 / 5 stars
Goodreads page

This review is short and spoiler free!

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Synopsis

Helloooo, Internet Land. Bitty here!

Y’all… I might not be ready for this. I may be a former junior figure skating champion, vlogger extraordinaire, and very talented amateur pâtissier, but being a freshman on the Samwell University hockey team is a whole new challenge. It’s nothing like co-ed club hockey back in Georgia! First of all? There’s checking. And then, there is Jack—our very attractive but moody captain.

A collection of the first half of the megapopular webcomic series of the same name, Check, Please!: #Hockey is the first book of a hilarious and stirring two-volume coming-of-age story about hockey, bros, and trying to find yourself during the best four years of your life

(This synopsis is from Goodreads.)

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Do I Have That Book Challenge

I was just scrolling through my YouTube feed to find a video so I had an excuse to procrastinate, when I came across this book challenge. It’s been a hot minute since I’ve watched a BookTube video, so I was intrigued. After watching Keeping Tabs (the creator) take a stab at her own challenge, I wanted to give it a shot!

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Click here for the original creator of this challenge!

Granted, I recently got rid of 60+ books from my shelf so this might be a bit more difficult.

Oh well.

The general rules I got from her instructions were this:

1. Time yourself trying to find each prompt on your shelf
2. Try and beat the time of the person who challenged you.
3. Don’t forget to tag your challenger and the original creator.
4. Have fun!

I decided that rather than time myself and cause my stress levels to go off the charts, I would just try and find each prompt on my shelf. Each prompt that I find a book for will count as a point. The max amount of points is 20 (since there’s 20 prompts). Plus, me just telling the time it took me to find all these books would not be that exciting.

It occurs to me now that this challenge is probably more enjoyable in video form, but alas, I am not a BookTuber. I apologize in advanced.

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Every Last Breath by Jennifer L. Armentrout | Book Review

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Title: Every Last Breath
Series: The Dark Elements, #3
Author: Jennifer L. Armentrout
Published: August 1, 2015
Genre: young adult, romance, paranormal, fantasy
Pages: 400
My Rating: ★★★★☆
Goodreads page

WARNING: There are spoilers in this review. You have been warned.

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Spider-Verse Characters as Book Characters

Sooooooo recently I finally got around to watching Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse in theaters, and it was fan-fricking-tastic! The artistry, the animation, the subtle themes, and the SOUNDTRACK. Oh my goodness, it was a medley of awesomeness and hype all wrapped up in a nice package in the form of a two hour movie masterpiece.

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I mean, LOOK AT THIS AMAZINGNESS!

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If you can’t tell, I loved the movie.

Every since I watched it a couple days ago, I can’t seem to get it out of my head. I was having a hard time brainstorming some ideas of what to post on this blog, when I realized that I could just take what was occupying my mind and turn in into a post. There’s this whole thing that was going around the internet where artists would create their own Spider-sona (like persona, but as a spider-hero), and that inspired me to think of which book character each spider-hero reminded me of the most. I going to limit this list to just the spider-heroes because they were my favorite.  Continue reading