A Court of Frost and Starlight by Sarah J. Maas | Book Review

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“’I have to create, or it was all for nothing. I have to create, or I will crumple up with despair and never leave my bed. I have to create because I have no other way of voicing this… it hurts, but if I were to stop, if I were to let this loom or the spindle go silent… then there would be no Hope shining in the Void.’”

Image result for a court of frost and starlightTitle: A Court of Frost and Starlight
Series: A Court of Thorns and Roses, #3.1
Author: Sarah J. Maas
Published: May 1, 2018
Genre: new adult, fantasy, romance, paranormal
Pages: 229
My Rating: ★★★★☆
Goodreads page

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

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LeakyCon 2018

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Hello bookish peeps! If you saw my Instagram story this past weekend you would’ve known that I attended my very first LeakyCon. If you don’t know what LeakyCon is, it is basically a huge convention dedicated to Harry Potter and all its stories and franchises.

My friend told me about this convention and I was stoked. When I told my sister about it (who is also a huge fan of Harry Potter), she decided to get us tickets as an early birthday present to me.

I’ve been to festivals before (book festivals, to be exact), but I never have been to a convention. I figured the two were similar, except one had more cosplaying than the other. I only went for one day (Friday), but it was a ton of fun.

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Absence

Hey guys. Sorry for the absence lately. I’ve been dealing with my poor physical health (what’s new) and higher-than-normal level of anxiety for the past two months. (I’ve had more panic attacks this month alone than I have the past year.) I swear I’m still here. I’m just focusing on bettering my mental health a bit before I can get back into the swing of things. I will still be posting (hopefully) but it will be more sporadic. Thanks for understanding. ❤

Paranormal Discussion: Zombies Edition

I know this isn’t one of my typical bookish post, but zombies often show up in media so I think this topic will be okay.

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I love to read fictional stories, and that also includes books with paranormal creatures. Just the other night, I was thinking about the movie World War Z and how it was unusual to see zombies move quickly rather than your stereotypical slow zombies. (Author’s note: I have never watched World War Z, but I watched the Everything Wrong With video over it and that’s what got me thinking.) I was working on some essays I needed to write for an application when the question suddenly struck me:

Would you rather face one fast but dumb zombie or a group (let’s say five) of slow but smart zombies in a post-apocalyptic setting?

And so the discussion begins.

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To All the Boys I’ve Loved Before by Jenny Han | Book Review

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“I suppose in matters of the heart, there’s no predicting how a person will or won’t behave.”

Image result for to all the boys I've loved before coverTitle: To All the Boys I’ve Loved Before
Series: To All the Boys I’ve Loved Before, #1
Author: Jenny Han
Published: April 15, 2014
Genre: contemporary, YA, romance
Pages: 355
My Rating: ★★★★☆ (4 / 5)
Goodreads page

This review is spoiler free!

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Synopsis

What if all the crushes you ever had found out how you felt about them… all at once?

Sixteen-year-old Lara Jean Song keeps her love letters in a hatbox her mother gave her. They aren’t love letters that anyone else wrote for her; these are ones she’s written. One for every boy she’s ever loved—five in all. When she writes, she pours out her heart and soul and says all the things she would never say in real life, because her letters are for her eyes only. Until the day her secret letters are mailed, and suddenly, Lara Jean’s love life goes from imaginary to out of control.

(This synopsis is from Goodreads.)

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Stages of Buying a Book

In the recent months I’ve been spending a lot of books (what’s new). Because I haven’t been reading at the rate that I’m buying books, I’ve accumulated quite the selection of unread books.

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Because of that, I’ve decided to go on a sort-of book buying ban where I will only allow myself to buy one book for every three that I read. Not only will that limit the amount of books I buy but also will motivate me to get through my TBR a bit faster.

In the meantime, I’m getting my book buying fix by living vicariously through other people and seeing their book hauls.

Anyhow, while fantasizing going to a bookstore, I decided to compile the stages I go through before buying a book.

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June 2018 TBR

Summer has officially started for me, and since I’m so behind on my reading schedule, I decided to make a little TBR to encourage myself to get backing into reading.

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(me desperately trying to catch up to my ever-growing TBR)

Plus, I have so many books I need to catch up on that I need to force myself to start reading them or I will forever be behind.

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Milestone Q&A!

A QUICK APOLOGY:

I’m so sorry for dropping off the face of this earth for about a month!

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I’ve been super sick and super busy, which reduced my body and brain into mush. Now I’m much better and finished most of the things I need to get done. I just have a couple more tests this week and I’ll be free for a while. That being said…

THANK YOU FOR BEING SUPER PATIENT WITH ME!

A month ago (yeah… sorry about that), I had a post asking people to ask me questions. Basically, I wanted to do a Q&A in celebration of hitting 1000 followers on this blog.

Let’s get going!

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Day 1001 – Being sick is my new norm

Hi peeps! A recent trend you might have been seeing with my health is that I am sick a lot. I was never really sick often up until last year where I was sick more days than I was not.

That being said, I am sick. Again.

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I planned out a couple posts I wanted to write for this week but I don’t think I’ll have enough energy to actually write them. I think the large amount of stress I’m under currently is contributing to my waning health. I’m in the midst of two weeks of important testing, and I haven’t been getting my normal amount of sleep for the past month.

I will return once I’m feeling more like myself (hopefully sometime next week).

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Until next time….

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