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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Library Book Haul and a Gift from a Book Friend

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Hey bookworms! I went to the library today and got 5 books I had on hold, so I thought I would share them with you. I love scanning books at the library, so I’m getting more excited to go each time. I would’ve taken pictures, but we haven’t had the best lighting today with the gloomy day, so I am just going to include the covers from goodreads. I also got a gift from a book friend and want to share that (I did manage a picture of that though). I hope you guys enjoy.

Library Book Haul

1.Ms. Marvel, Vol. 1: No Normal by G. Willow Willson (author) and Adrian Alphona (artist)

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I already read this and really liked it! The art style was really good, but i am picky so it was a 4 out of 5 stars for me and the last part confused me a little.

2. Vampire Academy: The Graphic Novel by Richelle Mead (Author), Emma Vieceli (Illustrator), and Leigh Dragoon (Adapter)

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I finished this one as well and it is an example of why I am hesitant to get library books… I was turning the page and at least 4 pages came out. I had a little freak out moment before continuing. I am going to have to walk it in when I turn it in… Getting past that I loved the art work and how the character expressions were portrayed. I was a little sad to see some of the storyline being cut, but overall it made me fall in love with the VA series more… If that is possible. This was a 5 out of 5 stars for me!

4. The Princess Diaries by Meg Cabot

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This old book is getting a lot of hype I decided to check into it because I also loved the movie. I got this one in audio book because I am very addicted to audio books at the moment and this one is only 5 discs, so I could finish it in a day =)

5. Daughter of Blood and Starlight by Laini Taylor

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I did not expect this book to be this huge! I read the first in audio book, so I didn’t get the sense of how big it was. I am eager to see what happens next, but I do wish the library owned the audio book because the narrator is the same as the first and I enjoyed her first.

The Gift I Received

As you guys may or may not know I have been trying to be more active in the book community. One way of doing this is through twitter. I have felt the support tenfold and made a few friends from all over! It is proof that books bring us together from all over the world. One of my new friends Angela who has a booktube channel offered to send me a gift, since she had it done for her. That is the amazing thing about the book community to make others feel more welcome. She sent me these two things:

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The book an Ember in the Ashes was so I can participate in a readalong with her and another bookworm on the 17th. Feel free to tweet me at @CKReads if you want to join us To be honest I am a little nervous to tackle this book, but I am excited to have interaction as I read. She also gifted me one of my favorite movies! I adore Jude Law and am so happy to have this. I plan to return the favor as soon as I am able! Even if you don’t give gifts it is good to have people to lean on at any moment. I definitely want to talk more about the community, but that is for another post I am going to host with The Blogger The Paige-Turner, so look for that soon. Well that is all I have to say for now bookworms! How do you feel about tackling hyped books? Have you had any bad library experiences? What are you reading next? Let me know in the comments!

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My New Toy and Mini Library Haul (Weekend Wrap-up)

Hey Bookworms! So as you know I am done with my semester! I got my grades and did very well! I got 2 A’s, a B, and a pass. I have had my Nook HD for 2 years and my warranty was about to be up, so I got myself a little something as a reward for my hard work:

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The Nook Tablet Samsung S4! It is so pretty… B&N had a deal of $50 off when you trade in your old Nook. I am very happy with it! It is lighter and faster. The only issue I have with it is not being able to play my Tsum Tsum game for some reason it runs super slow on it. The longer battery life definitely cancels the pouting over my game. Another plus is the charger for my Nook works in my Phone too. I am just so happy to not have to worry about something happening to my nook now that I have this one with the new 2 year warranty. I use my Nook a lot because it is easier on my hands and I don’t have to worry about my hands wearing at the pages. It is also easier on  me to carry because I am not suppose to carry weight around. I do feel a little guilty for spending a good amount of money, but I always do whenever I spend a good amount. The case was worth it to because it has a stand in the back to hold it up for a lazy reader. The camera makes Skype doable and I just adore it and earned it!

I also stopped by the Library to pick up a book I had on hold and I also grabbed another that I’ve been eyeing for a while!

1. We Were Liars by E Lockhart

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I’ve started this and it definitely keeps you hooked! I am definitely not bored of it yet. Only on chapter 20, but am definitely curious to what happens next!

2. Everneath by Brodi Ashton

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So bookworms, I am hoping getting books from the library will keep me frugal when I feel like buying books! Definitely going to try and stick to my unread books at home, but I know that itch will pop up with no matter how many books I have. How do you reward yourself grades? Do you ever feel guilty getting something big for yourself as a reward? I really want to be able to feel no shame because I work hard for rewards, but we’ll see… I also dyed my hair this weekend! I am a redhead again! I know my lighting isn’t the best, but I will include two pictures below. Let me know what you did this weekend! Hope you had fun! Happy reading! My May Wrap-Up will be up very soon. =)

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Library Book Haul and #INeedtoReadathon TBR

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Hey Bookworms I hope you don’t mind the multiple posts in a day, but I found this stuff out on short notice! I also like the fact that blogging keeps my mind busy! So I found out about another readathon! I also went to the library for the first time this summer! Trying to keep on my ban besides my subscription box and occasional e-book buys as long they are under $5 dollars. I am a broke college student what can I say? Although I am hoping to find a part time job over the summer I plan to put most of it in savings, but I will talk more about that process in a life update because it could be helpful. Any who I will start with my library Haul and then move to the Readathon info =)

Library Book Haul

(Sorry for bad quality in advance my phone isn’t the best and hope you don’t mind seeing glimpses my lap don’t really have a good background at the moment XD)

1. The Book of Tomorrow by Cecelia Ahern

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Daughter of Smoke and Bone was my last audio book on my nook app, and I’m already feigning for another! I also want to read more of Cecelia Ahern, so I hope this was a good choice to go with. I also hope the CD isn’t too scratched…

2. The Orphan Queen by Jodie Meadows

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Honestly this book interested me since she talked about it at the book festival last year! I also saw someone haul it today, so it made me itch to request it.

3. Enthralled: Paranormal Diversions by Kelley Armstrong and a lot of authors!

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Honestly this is a book I’ve wanted for a very long while! I am super excited to read it, and honestly might skip to her story first. First time I’ve read an anthology like this, so I am a little nervous but I hope I like it. If I don’t at least I didn’t buy it =P

4. All Our Pretty Songs by Sarah McCarry

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I started reading a preview of this on Scribd and wanted to finish it! Happily this book is the shortest, so this will be the one I read first!

#INeedtoReadathon TBR

So I found out about this readathon this morning! It is hosted by my favorite booktuber and it’s just meant for you to push yourself to read the rest of the things you want in May! Here is the intro Video and my TBR after:

1. A Game of Thrones by George R.R. Martin

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2. A Court of Thorns and Roses by Sarah J. Maas

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3. Everything Leads to You by Nina LaCour

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4. All Our Pretty Songs by Sarah McCarry

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Well Bookworms that is my TBR I’m trying to keep it short and sweet! I need to review Under the Lights because it’s my Netgalley ARC. The rest are the books I am currently reading. I encourage you to join because readathons are fun and a great way to interact with other readers! Happy reading and let me know if you read any of these books and what you thought!

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Birthday Month Book Haul!

Hey Bookworms! I know I said I have major TBR shame and this post is adding more shame! I noticed though I had a little extra money and life has not been easy on me lately and feeling a little under the weather, so I thought I would cheer myself up with books! I also wanted to showcase the book that my book buddy (who is the best Paige from The Paige-Turner!  So here are the few books I’ve bought in the past few days. I can’t say the whole month because at the beginning of it I gave into the 2.99 section on the Nook section and my nook doesn’t keep the new on the books I haven’t read yet like it use to. Which is bothersome because that is how I knew what was on my TBR which is why I created the shelf on my nook. Anywho onto what I got and bought!

Birthday Books!

1. The Darkest Part of the Forest by Holly Black

The book I got from Paige!

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2. Dorothy Must Die by Danielle Paige

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This was one I bookbub posted to let me know it was on sale for $2.99 and having read The Wizard of Oz in February I couldn’t resist!

3. Pokemon Black and White Volume 2 by Hidenori Kusaka and Satoshi Yamamoto

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I definitely devoured this one and enjoyed it more than the first!

4. Pokemon Adventures Volume 3 by Hidenori Kusaka, Satoshi Yamamoto

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I’ve definitely become addicted to these mangas!

5. Red Queen by Victoria Aveyard

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One book I could no longer resist getting! I have seen the hype love the premise and needed it!

6. Jet by Jay Crownover

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I have books one and three and this one was $1 off. If anyone has read this series can you tell me if they can be read as stand alones please!

7. Exquisite Captive by Heather Demetrios

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I’ve wanted this book since it’s release! Aladdin is my favorite movie and Once Upon a time in Wonderland made me curious to know and read more about genie myths!

8. The Angel Experiment (Maximum Ride 1) by James Patterson

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Book I was suggested in Creative writing because my book deals with escaped experiments. Never read but don’t want to sound like I stole this idea so need to read it ASAP!

9. The Golden Compass by Philip Pullman

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One of the books I have (read and loved) but it’s not with me so I bought a copy on my nook! Good thing too because we’re going to read the first chapter for my creative writing class because we’re going over beginnings! So if anyone asks that was my reason!

10. The Blood of Olympus by Rick Riordan

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Bought this so I can marathon the last two in the series sick of people talking about it and accidentally revealing spoilers without meaning to. I just want to finish and fight the spoilers!

11. Percy Jackson’s Greek Gods by Rick Riordan

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I think this is told by Percy and I love his voice! So I couldn’t resist! Plus the cover is gorgeous! So yes I bought it plus I love learning about mythology and the world Riordan created!

12. Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone by JK Rowling

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13. Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets by JK Rowling

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14. Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban by JK Rowling

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For these three I’ve been craving a reread of this series, but it’s hard for me to carry physical copies and I also am missing the second one! I love the happiness they bring me and the first one was on sale, so I bought the first three! Harry was also one of my first book boyfriend’s! I could drown in those green eyes and I need to be pulled in and reminded that other people have overcome bad times (even if fictional) and so can I! These were my last buys of the night! I promise!

So bookworms those are the books I splurged on! Break starts after this week, so I am hoping to read more and finish some books I’ve been reading forever! After this month I am trying to stick to audiobooks, library books, and preorders. This isn’t to say I won’t go crazy when they are on sale or I have an itch ( and buying the last 4 HP books!), but I want to be in love with reading again. I feel like a growing TBR is pressure. I will post again soon and hopefully a bit on break! I hope your weekend went well and your week goes great! If any of you are waiting for spring break too we can make it! If you’ve read any of these feel free to comment down below no spoilers please! Which do you think I should read first?

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