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I need some time

I’ve been starting blog posts and just not finishing any…for the past week or so. I want to finish one, but it’s been a struggle.

 

 

I think I need to take some time to find my voice again. I’ll be back soon and you can still find me occasionally on twitter and instagram/facebook.

 

 

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Fictional Faves

aka I didn’t finish the Tag so I made one of my own?

 


 

Favorite Uncle

That one character that you wish was in your family.

Sirius ‘my heart is yours’ Black.

p.s. You can choose an aunty too! No discriminating. I just wanted to be able to include Sirius so I used uncle.

 

 

Favorite Troublemaker

This is self-explanatory, right? Trouble and this character are symbiotic.

 

Kaz ‘what are feelings’ Brekker. Granted, his trouble is always for the benefit of his crew, but still! Chill sometimes, yeah?

 

(Or the Weasely twins)

 

 

Favorite Magical Couple

Their magic doesn’t just stop when the fighting is over.

 

Simon and Baz (gah, the swooning) made even swoonier by my recent re-read.

 

 

 

 

Favorite non-magical Couple

So magic doesn’t flow in their veins, but it’s in their blood.

 

Simon and Blue (maybe my favorite thing is guys named Simon?) But also, gaaah! The mushiness is real with these two.

 

 

 

Favorite best friend duo/group.

Their friendship almost rivals the greatest love stories in history.

 

Since I created this I’m going to cheat a little and say AIDAN and Kady. I mean, is he not merciful? Ha!

 


If you do this one, please tag me, I’d love to hear your answers.

 

Dee ^_^

3 is better than none!

aka ayyyyy, I did it again.

 


 

I managed to read three books this month, and this was an intense motnh for me at work so, that’s a big accomplishment.

 

 

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Review

This one took me much longer than usual to give a rating… I think I’ve decided on 3 stars, solely based on plot. Character wise… Meh.

 

5

Sirius will always be my favorite fictional uncle. He’s a terrible influence but a fierce protector. Still my favorite book in the srleries.

 

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😍😍😍😍😍

Nothing about my feelings for this book has changed. Book 2 can’t get here fast enough.

 


What have you read this month?

 

 

This isn’t the post I planned…

aka I ran out of time

 


 

So, while thoroughly obsessed with all things Carry On atm, I’m also…

 

– rewatching the entire 6 seasons of Grimm,

 

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Alongside his partner Hank, Portland Homicide Detective Nick Burkhardt learns that he is the last descendant of the “Grimms”. In his auspicious new role, he is now responsible for protecting the human world from monsters brought to life from fairy tales.

 

This was one of those series that I never missed an episode of, and that I was always recommending to everyone. I’ve FINALLY gotten my family interested so it’s a group affair (the best kinds).

 

 

– keeping up with Shooter

 

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Based on the novel and film of the same name, the series follows Bob Lee Swagger, a decorated veteran who is recruited back into the fold to stop a Presidential assassination. However, when Swagger’s former commanding officer Isaac Johnson frames him, it is up to Swagger to protect his family and clear his name.

 

This show is equal parts frustrating and entertaining. I cannot stop!

 

 

– and trying to figure out how to cram in the new season of Luke Cage and all of the World Cup games on top of all of that. Gah.

 

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A gritty, action-packed drama that follows the evolution of Luke Cage, from a wrongly accused ex-con to a hero with super strength. After a failed relationship with fellow Marvel superhero Jessica Jones, Cage tries to settle down in Harlem, but the New York criminal element forces him back in, to do battle for his city.

 

Action packed, chocolatey goodness. Mhmm.

 


What are your current obsessions?

One Year on WordPress!

aka It’s our anniversary

 


 

 

Can you believe it’s been one year since I switched over to this platform? I can hardly believe it myself!

 

This past year has been…a rollercoaster to say the least. There has been so much loss and failures but, above all, there have been successes.

 

 

My year at a glance:

 

Received over 200 likes

Gained over 35 followers

Published over 80 posts

Read approximately 75 books

Reviewed 14 books (not including wrap-ups)

Started a bookstagram

Contemplated booktube

Found new favorites and reexamined old favorites (and not so favorites)

 

 

These things might not seem like a lot for you, but it means the world to me.

 

Plus, I think I’ve finally gotten a handle on this whole blogging thing (she says while crossing her fingers and praying nothing goes wrong in the near future). There hasn’t been a month that I’ve not uploaded, I’ve done tags, I’ve done memes, I’ve done reviews…what’s next?

 

I look forward to another year on here.

 

 

I also want to say thank you to those of you who continue to come back, post after post (and even the ones who drop in every once in a while).

 

 

Thank You

 

Currently Reading

aka another one of these?!

 


Yes, I know that it’s Monday and that I usually do these types of posts on a Friday, but…well, here we are.

 

 

As I type this, I’ve just finished Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban, which continues to prove one of my favorites in the series. Now I am about to re-enter another world that I love:

 

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I can’t wait to fall in love with Simon and Baz all over again.

 


What are you currently reading?

 

Dee ^_^

Maybe Monday

aka the books I marked as ‘maybe’ on Goodreads.


 

 

I’m a highly indecisive creature, whose reading tastes vary at a whim and so there are quite a few books with topics that I typically like…but somehow haven’t had the desire to pick up yet. These are those books. Books that sound interesting but feel like they are missing that ONE thing that makes me instantly crave it.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Out of all of these, the ones I feel most likely to pick up above all else are Valentino’s fairytale reimaginings.


 

 

Each of these doesn’t quite meet the mark for different reasons, but do any catch your fancy?

 

 

 

 

Dee ^_^

My dreams are coming true!

Aka I can’t eveeeeen!


 

 

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Coming 2020

 

I don’t know if you know this about me (if you’ve been on my blog any time before this you’d know) but I absolutely loved Carry On. I even said that I wished there was a sequel. And then…THIS happened?! OMG!!!

I need this in my hands right now…but I hope that tagline doesn’t mean that SnoBaz is over.

 

 

 

 

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Untitled Six of Crows #3

 

Coming 2019

 

I was satisfied with the ending. I had convinced myself that Kaz and Inej would eventually find their way back to each other and live happily ever after. I had told myself that King of Scars would be enough for me. And then Leigh answered my innermost desires. Gah!

 


Are you looking forward to these two new books? Any of your faves announce a continuation to a story you really wanted more of? Let me know.

Dee ^_^

June Wishlist – The six things I hope to accomplish this month.

New Phone!

The one I’m currently using was always meant to be temporary, and it seems to be at it’s end.

I’m working towards this one though. Hopefully before the month ends…

 

Read Only Human by Sylvain Neuvel

I don’t know how I managed to leave this off of my ‘most anticipated’ but…it definitely is. I reaaaaally wanna get to this one.

 

Finish three of my current reads

It by Stephen King – This one is long overdue.

The Last Time I Liked by Riley Sager – I don’t know why this one is taking me so long…

Veil of Midnight by Lara Adrian – This one is almost certain. But I’m still putting it on here just in case.

 

Officially start Bullet Journalling

 

I’ve been dabbling in the world of BuJo, but I want to do it right.

 

Career/Self Improvement

Get some insight on how to better perform my role in this new position.

 



 

UPDATE: I bit the bullet and adjstead my Goodreads Reading Challenge. I reduced it to 40.

 

What is your June looking like?

April/May Wrap Up – I can’t believe it!

aka I never thought this day would come again.

 


 

April

 

Monstress Vol. 1 – 3.5 stars

 

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Set in an alternate matriarchal 1900’s Asia, in a richly imagined world of art deco-inflected steam punk, MONSTRESS tells the story of a teenage girl who is struggling to survive the trauma of war, and who shares a mysterious psychic link with a monster of tremendous power, a connection that will transform them both and make them the target of both human and otherworldly powers. Collects MONSTRESS #1-6.

 

At first I questioned why so many people recommended this one to me, it felt all over the place. Then, the action started, and little by little we got to see the rich mythology of the world. And it was worth it.

 

 

 

Truth: Part 1 (#4 Small Town Series) – 4 stars

 

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My thoughts on this one, and the series thus far, is here. I won’t put the synopsis and risk spoiling the series, but I will say that this one was my favortie of the lot.

 

 

 

May

 

Wicked River – 3.5 stars

 

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Poor decision after poor decision and even worse communication. I had really high hopes for this one, but it missed the mark. Not by too much though. Check my review: here!

 

 

 

 

Leah on the Offbeat – 5 stars

 

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Just like I knew it would be! This one really resonates with me on a level that no other book has before. It left me feeling seen. Unfortunately, I seem to be in the minority on this one…but  I’d still recommend it any day.

 

 

 

 

Stalking Jack the Ripper – 3 stars

 

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I’m not sure this one was for me. The mystery was mediocre at best, but the writing style saved it and the ending was fine. It’s left me unsure about going on to book two. Have you read it? Is it worth it?

 

 

 

Harry Potter #1 and #2 – 5 stars

 

Is this any question? I needed to reenter a world that has always been there for me, because it’s been a stressful month. Dobby is still my favorite, Lockhart is still an unfortunate idiot and Snape is just as frustrating as he’s always been.

 

 

 

Wotakoi: Love is Hard for Otaku – DNF (1 star)

 

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Narumi and Hirotaka are, by all appearances, a power couple. They’re young, good-looking professionals. But they have secrets from everyone but each other: They’re serious geeks! Narumi is a fujoshi, and Hirotaka’s a hardcore gamer. Their sweet, awkward love story started life as a webcomic before becoming a full-blown manga series by popular demand, and is about to become a major anime series!work.

 

Nope.

 

 

Midnight Rising (Midnight Breed #4)

 

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Woof! It’s been a while since I delved in this world and Lara Adrian’s steamy writing style. Rio has always been my broken little favorite and having this book follow his story was just what I’ve always wanted. Plus, learning about his childhood? How can I hug him irl? No summary because *spoilers*.

 


 

I surprised myself this time around! How has your mont of reading been?

 

Dee ^_^