Anticipated Releases: 2018

It’s 2018, and a new year means a whole new load of books to be excited for!

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I’ve decided to compile a list of my most anticipated releases of 2018 because I normally don’t do monthly anticipated releases.

(All the synopses in this point are taken directly from Goodreads.)

(There are some spoilers as some of these books are part of a series. I put spoiler warnings before their synopses and provided a drop down so the summaries are hidden unless you click on the drop down.)

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Day 851 – Planned Hiatus

I didn’t plan to post nothing the past week but life kind of got in the way of well… life.

I have been hit over and over again with bad luck the past week that I’m emotionally drained. On top of that, all the work I have been given has been mentally draining. I don’t remember the last time I was able to sleep a good solid seven hours, even during the weekend.

Here is live footage of me the past week:

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Kiss, Marry, Kill: ACOTAR edition

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A while back I made a post doing the Kiss, Marry, Kill game with the Throne of Glass characters. I enjoyed playing the game (and I hope people enjoyed reading about the results) that I decided to do it again but with Sarah J. Maas’s other series, A Court of Thorns and Roses. Just a fair warning, I am including characters from all three books so if you haven’t finished the trilogy, I highly suggest not to read this post unless you’re okay with being spoiled.

For those who’ve read the series but don’t quite remember all the characters I talk about, I made a list of all the characters with very brief descriptions of who they are as a refresher.

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Bookish Christmas Gift Ideas

Where did November go? I swear it was just last week when November started, and now it’s already the last month of 2017.

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Speaking of December, Christmas is coming up. Christmas means gift-giving, and gift-giving means the stress of finding what to get for the people you care about.

Last year, I made a list of bookworm gift ideas that you can check out here, and this post is a continuation of that. If you don’t like any of the ideas I present in this post, make sure to check out my other post to see if there are any other ideas you might like.

(I linked all the products I display in this post to their respective pictures.)

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Awakening (Monstress, Vol. 1 ) by Marjorie M. Liu, illustrated by Sana Takeda | Book Review

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“To quote the poets… we’re f***ed”

Related imageTitle: Awakening
Series: Monstress, Vol. 1
Author: Marjorie M. Liu
Artist: Sana Takeda
Published: July 13, 2016
Genre: adult, graphic novel, horror, fantasy
Pages: 202
My Rating: ★★★★☆
Goodreads page

There are no spoilers in this review.

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November 2017 Wrap-Up | Goodbye Thanksgiving, hello Christmas season!

Thanks to fall break, I was finally able to rest and catch up on some reading. And by catch up, I mean start reading one book. I don’t think I will ever be able to catch up on all the reading I want to do. But, I mean, what’s new?

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Blogging wise, I think I did okay towards the end of this month. Because I had a week off from school, I had a lot more time on my hands. I decided (and I’m not sure why I decided this in the spur of the moment) to try and publish a post everyday that week Monday through Friday. Miraculously, I achieved it. However, with the quantity of my posts increasing, my spelling and grammar quality definitely decreased, and I apologize for that.

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Sunshine Blogger Award [4]

After having posted daily all of last week, I kind of want to do something easy, so what better thing do to than an award?

I was tagged by the lovely Michelle over at First Book Love. Thanks so much for nominating me! It means a lot. Don’t forget to check out her blog and give her some love!

What is the Sunshine Blogger Award?

The Sunshine Blogger Award is given to those who are creative, positive, and inspiring while spreading sunshine to the blogging community.

The Rules for the Sunshine Blogger Award:

  1. Thank the person who nominated you and link back to their fabulous blog
  2. Answer the 11 questions sent by the person who nominated you
  3. Nominate 11 new blogs to receive the award and write them 11 new questions to answer
  4. List the rules and display the Sunshine Blogger Award logo in the post

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Best Bookish Feelings

Yesterday’s post was a big cringe-y so I decided to also make a second post about the opposite side of the feeling spectrum, which is the best bookish feelings ever!

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Also, on a totally unrelated note, I was at Barnes and Noble yesterday doing some Christmas book shopping for my sister and checking out their annual signed book collection. I couldn’t find one of the books my sister asked for so I asked one of the workers there and while he was looking it up he started talking about how he didn’t like Harry Potter. It’s safe to say I was a little aghast because I can’t understand how someone could not like Harry Potter.

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Day 829 – Happy Thanksgiving!

Happy Thanksgiving everyone! As I did last year (I think, my memory is a little fuzzy), I’m going to make a list of 10 things I’m thankful of that are the usual things like family, friends, and food.

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If you want to look at my 2016 list, you can click here.

1. Fuzzy Blankets

On the colder days, I love to wrap myself in my fuzzy blanket and just be a toasty, blanket burrito. I don’t know how I would survive the winter without one.

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2. Tissues

For some reason, the last half of 2017 I’ve been sick very often. On top of that, I have allergies. Tissues have come and saved the day way too many times that it’s almost embarrassing.

3. Artists

As an artist myself, I know how much work it takes to create art (spoiler alert: a lot). Even the simplest art takes a lot of effort. I’ve been getting more into graphic novels, comics, and cartoons online, and the more I read these things, the more I appreciate the artists who took the time to draw all the stories out. To have to plan, sketch, outline, and color all of the artwork in a short graphic novel takes time.

4. Clean Restrooms

Biology class wrecked me. Learning about all the microbes, viruses, and germs make me very hesitant to go into a public restrooms.

5. Socks

Socks have a lot of functions. Not only do they make wearing tennis shoes a lot more comfortable, they also absorb most of the sweat from your feet so it doesn’t stink the shoe up. It has a lot of purposes other than for the foot, like you can use it to make stuffed animals or a koozie for your drink. They’re so versatile, and I can’t help but appreciate it.

6. My Planner

Oh my goodness, I would not be able to get anything done on time without my planner. My memory is crappy at best, so I don’t remember any of the assignments that my teachers assign. If I didn’t have a planner to write them all down in, I would’ve probably already forgotten to do a whole buttload of work.

7. Holidays

I know I said this in my last year’s post, but I feel like the holiday seasons are the only times I get to take a break. Even then, I don’t think the break is long enough to get me fully rested, but at least it gives me time off of my hectic schedule.

8. Access to medicine

Kind of going off of #2 with the tissues, I was super sick a month or so ago, and without the medicine I was prescribed by my doctor, I’m not sure I would have been able to function.

9. Time 

More specifically, I’m thankful for the time I get to spend with the ones I care about. It’s nice to think that people are willing to take time out of their day to spend time with you. Time is precious, and the fact that someone is choosing to spend it with me makes it very special.

10. Creative Minds

From stories to infrastructure, the creative minds in the world are the creators. They are the ones trying to improve the world, whether it be emotionally, physically, mentally, environmentally, etc.

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Happy Thanksgiving everyone! Until next time…. gobble gobble!

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