Book Retrospection: As I Descended by Robin Talley

Hey bookworms time for my first review of the year! I promise one day I will feel more confident in doing these and figure out how to make time to do these in my work life, but there was some … Continue reading

September Haul: Books, Movies, and More

Hey bookworms! I promise I will learn the swing of work and blogging soon. It’s just hard to be on the computer on my weekends, when that is what I do all day for work. Good news is I plan on getting glasses soon, so that  should make being on it for work and home easier.

But anywho I thought it would be fun to show one of the benefits of having a job. Which is treating myself to stuff like my addictions every once in a while. So here is what I treated myself to in September!

September Haul

The Books:

Saga Volume 6 by Brian K. Vaughan and Fiona Staples

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Citrus Volume 5 by Saburo Uto

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The Fangirl Life: A Guide to All the Feels and Learning How to Deal by Kathleen Smith

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There is an interesting story with these first three… Well not funny exactly I originally ordered copies of these in March, but they were shipped to my old address and never got forwarded… I hope who ever is living there is enjoying the books, so I had a coupon and decided to get them all over again. I am sure they are worth it though.

Twilight of Avalon by Anna Elliot

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The Isle of the Lost by Melissa De La Cruz

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The Game of Love and Death by Martha Brockenbrough

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The Movies:

The Boy and the Beast

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If you’re curious about this movie I did do a review on this movie which I gushed for… Here

The Intern

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What a Girl Wants/Chasing Liberty

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Raising Helen

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No Reservations

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Laws of Attraction

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Ramen Girl

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So if you haven’t figured it out I have a movie addiction on top of these movies I also bought a movie binder that holds 400 DVDs… Yeah I was a little bad, but most excluding the first were $10 and under! So no regrets… For now XD

&More:

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Lastly I bought this adorable and super soft Umbreon pillow pet at the Tokyo Discount store near my house. He is one of my favorite eeveelutions and I couldn’t resist buying him. Now if only they had an Espeon then I would have my favorite Pokemon Ship. May they will one day.

I’m doing good at savings, but sometimes when I’ve had a hard day at work small things such as books or movies on sale makes it a little better. Working at a call center isn’t easy as a first job, but it is teaching me skills I can carry to a job I feel passionate about. There are rough days, but there are also days where I really like my job. It is a stepping stone to what and where I want to be in life.

Have you read or watched any of these? What is your favorite pokemon? What do you indulge in when you’re feeling stressed. Let me know! I miss you all and now I am off to schedule some more posts for you all! Happy Reading and Watching!

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Armchair BEA Day 4: Diving into&Surviving Fictional Worlds

Hey bookworms! I hope you’re all having a wonderful weekend. It’s time for Day 4 of this event, if you missed Day 3 feel free to give it a click! This week has gone beyond quick. Well Today’s Topic: Which … Continue reading

Armchair BEA Day 3: Beyond the Books & Beyond My Blog

Hey Bookworms! It’s time for day 3 even though it’s a bit late I was stuck in traffic for longer than I expected. If you missed Day 2, feel free to click on it and give it a perusing.  Today’s … Continue reading

Genrethon: Day Three Update Along with a Slightly Nervous Rant!

Hey bookworms! I decided to post an update on how far I’ve gotten in this readathon because I need a distraction. Why the need for a distraction, you ask? Well… I have an interview tomorrow! My first one EVER! Yes, I’m 24 and have never had a job. My life has always been school and books. Especially the last five because I wanted out of here, but unfortunately plans got delayed or slightly changed depending on how you want to look at it. Now what makes me more nervous is this job contacted me through one of the sites where my resume was posted, and not through the Bureau of Vocational Rehab… So I have no clue if they won’t discriminate against me for my disability… For instance, my shoes are tennis shoes because it’s the only shoe that offers my ankle support. They aren’t exactly business attire with the rest of my interview clothes. Yes I know it’s illegal to discriminate, but let’s face it the world isn’t perfect and it still happens. Now this isn’t to say this will happen to the company I am interviewed by.

It’s just stuff like this that makes me hyper aware of my Cerebral Palsy. It is part of the reason I get it out of the way first when meeting people. So they can get over solely seeing my disability and instead see me and what I am able to do. I pretty much see myself like my peers. My CP is only a small fraction of me. It doesn’t DEFINE me. If your interested in hearing more of my thoughts of why it doesn’t please let me know in the comments below. Also I am only speaking for myself and not others with my disability because there are various types and degrees of it.

So bookworms to keep my hands busy because I don’t have the ingredients to bake, I decided to do a formal update on my reading progress. Any who hope you didn’t get bored with the mini nervous rant. Onto the books!

Genrethon: Day 3 Update

Finished:

Falling into Place by Amy Zhang

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This book helped me some, but it wasn’t as cathartic as I hoped it’d be! I did give it a 4.5 (5 on goodreads) 5 Stars on Goodreads. I really loved the magical realism of the narrator, but be forewarned this book has triggering moments. It did make me think at the very least.

Hana-Kimi Vol 1 by Hisaya Nakajo, David Ury (Translator)

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This was a reread from Junior High reading it via my Nook since the first read was a friend copy. This was one of the first mangas I ever read! It was still as cute and funny still but seemed a little slower this time around. I gave it a 4 out of 5 stars. If you’re into Twelfth Night or retellings of it and looking for a manga to read this one is for you! =)

Currently Reading

Simon VS the Homo Sapiens Agenda by Becky Albertalli

Simon vs The Homosapiens Agenda

I am currently on chapter 27 and I’m really loving Simon’s Oreo diet! Seriously I want to eat everything he described! I’m really liking the amount of details and how I can see every setting. It is nice to feel as if I could walk through them! I plan to hopefully be done with it tonight.

What’s Left:

Loyalties by Wendi Kelly and Deborah Dorchak

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So I was wrong on my page count I have 300 pages left. I plan to unwind with this one after I finish Simon because my phone will need a break.

Under the Lights by Dahlia Adler

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I will be reading this tonight after my Nook charges. I hope it’s a good book to calm my nerves for tomorrow.

The Beast Within by Serena Valentino

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This one will be read after I finish reading Loyalties because I am trying to read only one book in a  format at a time.

Fated by Alyson Noel

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The same after I finish Under the Lights. I am curious to fall into another paranormal world by Alyson Noel.

Well that’s it for today’s post bookworms! How are you doing in the readathon or just your reading week? Do you have any interview tips for me? If you want to know more about how I feel about CP let me know in the comments down below. Happy Reading!

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My First Swoony F/F Read of 2016: Under the Lights by 2016 (Slight Spoilers)

Hey bookworms! It’s finally time for my first non ARC review of 2016! I know it has been a bit, but with the move I’ve discussed why they didn’t happen earlier. So hopefully you all can forgive me, and we … Continue reading

December Book Challenge 2015: My Favorite Reads of 2015

Hey bookworms! It’s the last day of the challenge! Which means it’s time to talk about my favorite reads of 2015! Woo!! If you didn’t know this challenge was created by Annreads on Instagram. For this post I am going … Continue reading

December Book Challenge 2015 Days: 15&16: The Ones We Love to Hate&The Well-Worn

Hey bookworms! Sorry this post is up a bit late, but my only excuse is I am was hit with a bout of laziness. I am a little tired tonight, so I may put up the next post in the … Continue reading

December 2015 Book Challenge Days 13&14:Favorite BFF’s&Hidden Gems

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Hey bookworms! I am almost catching up on this challenge! Yay me! If you want to see my 1st Day and go on from there I will link it. This challenge was created by Annreads on Instagram and I thank her for letting me do this challenge because it has been a way to keep my blog active as well as my brain! So let me get started!

Day 13: Favorite BFF’s

Unspoken by Sarah Rees Brennan

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Kami and Angela

Let’s face it we all need a BFF we drag into adventure and I relate to Angela’s need for a push sometimes. I hope to finish this series next year to see if my love of these 2 friends remain the same

Dreams of Gods and Monsters by Laini Taylor

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Zuzana and Karu

Now I know I raved on Zuz on Day 7, but I really do adore this duo! They have such a solid friendship. The constant support of each other and the way they joke and play! I’ve loved them from the first instance they were together!

Bridge to Teribithia by Katherine Paterson

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Jessie Aarons and Leslie Burke

Honestly it was nice to see a friendship between a boy and girl, so young. Someone to push you to be better it is amazing read on how two different minds can push you to grow!

Day 14: Books that Deserve More Attention

Pivot Point by Kasie West

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Need something to curve your craving until the next X-Men movie? Well this is the book I recommend. I know it came out 2 years ago, but I feel it didn’t get the attention it needed because I wasn’t even aware of it until the my lovely Book BFF Paige sent it to me! I got to the end and couldn’t believe I hadn’t found it sooner. I plan to read the second as soon as I finish the reread I am on Scribd as well as some paper books that have been waiting for me. Definitely kept me guessing!

Inspire by Cora Carmack

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Honestly my favorite Cora Carmack read because it took such a twist with Mythology and the muses! I definitely plan a reread before book two comes out!

Citrus Vol 1 by Saburo Uta

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Now just like the cover the content is a bit explicit, so be warned, but I must spread the love for this. I am a manga lover and have been from a young age, but I am one of the few girls that does not have a love for yaoi. It just isn’t my thing, but I do have a good love for yuri with a good amount of angst and tension. I want them to work for a relationship. Sadly their aren’t many Yuri (girl love) manga out in the world, so I have to spread the love with this one. I really am addicted and want to know what happens next with each volume!

Well bookworms that is all for this post! Did you grow to love any new fictional friendships this year? Which were they? Do you know books that need more love? Know any yuri manga I should check out? How about any books that remind you of X-Men? Any X-Men reader fans out there or am I a lone mutant lover? Have you read any of these books if so share your thoughts with me on them in the comments! Happy Reading!

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