Tag Thursday: The Pokemon Go Book Tag

Banners Created by Aentee Hey bookworms it’s me again! I just thought I’d try something a little different from my usual norm especially since I haven’t done a tag in forever, but the lovely Miss Aentee  created one that appealed … Continue reading

December Challenge: Day 1 & 2

Hey Bookworms! I know I’ve been missing for a while, but I figured what better way to jump back in than with a book challenge! I did one last year and this one was created by the same lovely person … 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

The Boy and the Beast

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

Belated Top 5 Wednesday: My Fandoms!

Hey bookworms! Hope your week is going well it’s almost Friday for those of you who are back at work and school. I know this post is a day late, but I had a friend over for a movie binge, … 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

Top Ten Tuesday: Top 10 Books That Stole My Heart in 2015

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Hey Bookworms! It’s time for another Top Ten Tuesday post! These weekly posts are hosted by The Broke and The Bookish where they give us a weekly topic and we answer with books or book related answers! Today’s topic is my top 10 Books of 2015, so far. It is so odd and makes me feel so much better that 2015 hasn’t been the easiest year for me. My books are have what kept me going as well as this blog. So let’s get started and these books are in no particular order!

Top 10 Books That Stole My Heart in 2015

1.Stardust by Neil Gaiman

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I’ve gushed about this book on the first day of my challenge, but seriously this is the perfect story if you feel like you need a fairy-tale in your life!

2. The Ruby Circle by Richelle Mead

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This book was the perfect wrap-up for the series and some interesting reveals for the VA series that will leave you in shock! I love the strength and love in the book. There will be a special post involving this book ASAP, so be on the lookout. I do not want to see the VA world end and I’m hoping she will do some novellas I am yearning for!

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

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Seriously this was amazing and made me love the story and world even more! I love how the illustrator captured their personalities perfectly through their gestures! Just need my own copy asap!

4. Percy Jackson’s Greek Gods by Rick Riordan

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I loved this book it provided me a laugh when I needed it. I love Percy’s sense of humor and I love the illustrations I want a paper copy of this too, so I can just show it off!

5. Pokemon Adventures Volume 1 by Hidenori Kusaka

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Honestly I am obsessed with these graphic novels. I have always been a big Pokemon freak whether it has been the show or the games. I am learning more about the world from the graphic novels and adoring it!

6. Cruel Beauty by Rosamund Hodge

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I have gushed about this book a lot, but seriously it is my new favorite. I can’t help it! It’s good to have a not perfect all good herione

7. Daughter of Smoke and Bone by Laini Taylor

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This was an audiobook listen that I gifted myself. I loved the mythology and how it wove into it especially since I haven’t read much about Chimera. I am glad I waited till the hype died down to enjoy and form my own opinions of this book. Hope I love the next two books as well!

8. Everything Leads to You by Nina LaCour

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I loved the sweetness of this story as well as the innocence. The ability to find and accept yourself. The peek into movie making. It definitely hit my craving for a sweet kiss and I definitely would pick up something else by this author!

9. The Book of Tomorrow by Cecelia Ahern

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Honestly when I first started this story Tamara got on my nerves a bit, and I almost stopped listening, but I am more than happy I continued. She had some growth and it was a good coming of age story! Plus the nuns!

10. If You Could See Me Now by Cecelia Ahern

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Honestly it was the sweetest story. It had harsh and sad parts, but it was needed to appreciate the sweetness. It also had amazing magical realism. I definitely need to own my own copy in all formats. This is definitely my second favorite Ahern book! She does not disappoint! Her books also take me traveling each time.

Well bookworms those are my choices for this time around! What are your favorite books so far? Have you read any of these books? What about books with magical realism? What’s your favorite Cecelia Ahern book if you’ve read any. Let me know and link me your Top Ten Tuesday post down below!

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The Nintendo Book Tag

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Hey Bookworms! I saw this tag on Monday and needed to do it! As you may or not know I am a little bit of gamer. Nintendo was also my first system and before my playstation I was more than happy with my Nintendo DS! As a bookworm I love stories whether they be in books, movies, shows, but at times games are my favorite. Especially Role-Play Games because I get to be a part of the story. Anywho this amazing tag was created by the lovely booktuber: Novels and Nonsense. I will also lead her video right here:

The Nintendo Book Tag

1) NES (Nintendo Entertainment System): A Classic you want to read

The Secret Garden by Frances Hodgson Burnett

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I want to read more classics but especially children ones they have a nostalgia and safety to them. Plus this is one I always seem to get half way through, but never finish. I really like it though just need to push!

2) SNES (Super Nintendo): A Sequel you liked more than the 1st (can be a 3rd book in a series)

Princess in the Spotlight by Meg Cabot

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Mia really came more into her own a bit more in this book. She wasn’t the most confident still, but I feel the characters were a bit more defined in this book!

3) Nintendo 64: A book that revolutionized the way you look at the world

The Host by Stephenie Meyer

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I gushed about this book in my Day 2 of my challenge post. Essentially it reminded me that some people are able to see the person.

4) Gamecube: A popular book that did not go over so well with you

The Hunger Games Trilogy by Suzanne Collins

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Please don’t throw things at me, but this series was okay… I didn’t hate it, but I didn’t love it. Honestly I only read it so I would be able to watch the movies with less guilt.

5) Wii: A new favorite book

Cruel Beauty by Rosamund Hodge

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Honestly this is my favorite Beauty and the Beast retelling ever. With a Beauty who isn’t 100% good. She is selfish and pursues her needs and wants as well. This book and setting was amazing to me, and the narrator’s voice for the audio book was perfection to listen to.

6) Nintendo Power: Favorite Graphic novel series or a series you want to start

Saga by Brian K Vaughan and Fiona Staples

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Hands down right now it is Saga although the 4th book wasn’t my favorite due to some cliches this is an amazing series! The art is so well done and for me that is high praise because I am picky with the art style! This series is for mature audiences so if you’re not of the right age or sex scenes make you uncomfortable it may not be for you, if you are and haven’t read it… Go to the bookstore this instant!!!

7) Super Mario: A Character that you’d love to squish like a Goomba

Xavier Van Romerius from Finding My Prince by J.S. Cooper

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Now this question was especially hard because characters I usually don’t like either change or are the bad guys. Which hopefully by the end of the series the main character kills them. Then I thought about the one book I DNFed this year. I couldn’t even get through the first 50 pages of this very short book. The love interest turned my stomach and frankly made me want to punch him in the face. Needless to say I promptly deleted it off my nook. I probably wont buy anything by the author again and i am also sick of perfect looking characters who think it gives them the right to act like an arrogant jerk.

8) Zelda: A newer fantasy that you consider to be a modern classic

A Game of Thrones by George R.R. Martin

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Now I know a lot of people may go with this answer, but I haven’t finished reading any “new” fantasy lately. Most of the fantasy books I like are older. Game of thrones has a very diverse way of letting a reader see every side of a story and it does not hide the good the bad or the ugly. Even this one is a bit old.

9) Samas-Aran: Favorite Sci-fi novel or one you want to read

Zodiac by Romina Russel

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The only sci-fi I have read recently or truly know. The book I am currently reading could count, but since I am unsure I am going with Zodiac. I love anything having to do with Birth signs and them all living on different planets made it even better. Now I was a little spoiled, so it wasn’t as amazing as it could be but it was still really good! I cannot wait for book two!

10) Pokemon: Book editions that you want to collect

Peter Pan by J.M. Barrie

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One of my favorite fairy-tales and I would love to have every edition especially in HARD COVER!!

11) Donkey Kong: A book with original characters

Bitten by Kelley Armstrong

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Any book in this series and I haven’t even read them all. Kelley Armstrong creates amazing and strong characters especially females! I can’t wait to get to know them all.

12) Nintendo Fandom: Favorite Nintendo game(s) or game you really want

1. I love all the Pokemon Games, but I want to try the Pokemon Mystery Dungeon

2.What Few People know though is I have a series I hold closer to my heart who’s story line has made me feel all the feels! That is the Fire Emblem series and I am super excited for the newest one to come out Fire Emblem Fates! 2016 seems too far away!

Well that is all for this tag bookworms! I hope you enjoyed my answers! What are your favorites of these books or games? Have you read or played them? What are your thoughts on my choices? Do you have any sci-fi recommendations for me? What are your favorite RPG’s? I’m always looking for more. Let me know in the comments. Happy reading and playing!

PS: If you are looking for another tag to do there is always my Original Book BFF Tag ^_^

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May Wrap Up!

Hey bookworms! I decided I’d get to work on my May Wrap-up tonight since I am a bit awake. In the month of May I read 17 books (if I counted right)! Wow that is amazing! I haven’t realized how much I’ve read lately. I been feeling a little slumpy lately, but that is a conversation for another post. So in May I read: 6 mangas/graphic novels, 3 audio books, 1 short story, and 7 novels. I know I have mentioned some of these in Readathon wrap-ups: for RYBSAT and Bout of Books, so I will try not to be too repetitive with those! I will start with what I go in order of what I read first in the month and as always links to Goodreads pages are in the title.

May Wrap Up

1. Out of Time by Jen McLaughlin

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This book was a 4 out of 5 stars for me. I don’t want to say more because this is a sequel and I don’t want to spoil anyone!

2. The Heir by Kiera Cass

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This was also a 4 out of 5 for me! I have a lot to say on this book because I know a lot of people had issues with it and I did too in the beginning, so my review will be a bit in defense of it which I am still working on it. I kind of need to outline my points for this one, so I don’t forget my reasons. It will have spoilers, so be warned if you haven’t read it. I will really try to get it up by the end of this week.

3.Pokemon Black and White, Vol. 3 by Hidenori Kusaka

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4 out of 5 stars

4. Pokemon Black and White Vol 4 by Hidenori Kusaka

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4 out of 5 stars

5. Pokemon Adventures Vol 4 by Hidenori Kusaka

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4 out of 5 Stars

6. Cruel Beauty by Rosamund Hodge

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This book was a 5 out of 5 stars for me! I know a lot of people complain it was confusing, but for me it was easy to follow it might have been the format since I listened to the audio book. I like that we didn’t have an all good heroine and that is what helped me become so invested in the characters. Which was a really good feeling because I have been struggling to connect to characters.

7. Recitatif by Toni Morrison

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This was a 3 out of 5 stars for me I read it for a final and if it wasn’t for a final I probably would’ve liked it more.

8. Time Travelers: Volume One by Caroline B. Cooney

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3 out of 5 stars

9. Inkheart by Cornelia Funke

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5 out of 5 stars I love this series and it will forever be part of my childhood and have a place in my heart.

10. Unspoken by Sarah Rees Brennan

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4 out of 5 stars the ending wasn’t my favorite.

11. The Bad Beginning by Lemony Snicket

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3 out of 5 stars

12. Generation Hope: The Future’s a Four-Lettered Word by Kieron Gillen

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5 out of 5 stars it was my favorite X-Men comic I’ve found so far

13. Daughter of Smoke & Bone by Laini Taylor

Daughter of Smoke and Bone

5 out of 5 stars!

14. Behind the Scenes by Dahlia Adler

Behind the Scenes

3 out of 5 stars I am more eager and interested in the sequel honestly

15. Everything Leads to You by Nina LaCour

Everything Leads to You

5 out of 5 stars this book was really touching especially the end! The themes in this was really sweet and just an interesting insight into movies. If you haven’t picked this up I definitely recommend doing it ASAP!

16. Ouran High School Host Club, Vol. 1 by Bisco Hatori

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This was a 4 out of 5 for me since I’ve seen the anime twice. I like the manga to reveal things the anime doesn’t, but it is still really sweet and funny

17. Pokemon Adventures Vol 5 by Hidenori Kusaka

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5 out of 5 stars! I really like Yellow and want to see what happens next! I am confused on Yellow’s gender, but I am eager for the next volumes as I slowly collect them.

So bookworms that is all I read in May! What did you read? Do you have any thoughts on these books? Let me know in the comments below please. I am still deciding if I want to do a June TBR since I am currently in a readathon and plan to participate in another one on the 15th. Let me know if you’d like to do one though. Happy reading =)

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