3 Days 3 Quotes Tag – Day 1

Hello, hello!! I hope y’all are having a great day, I sure am. It’s cold, it’s rainy, it’s cloudy, and I’m about to sit on a bus for four hours, but I’m alive and the world hasn’t ended so I guess it’s a good day. At the very least, it’s the day God made for us so there ain’t no point in complaining.

So, now that my little moment is over, let’s get this done!

I was actually tagged by two people to do this tag and since I don’t want to do this for six days in a row, I’ll just do them together and tag 6 people instead of 3.

The people who tagged me were Rendz @ Reading with Rendz and Angelica @Dreaming of Fiction. Thank you so much for tagging me!!!!! I’d been seeing this going around for a while and thought it was pretty cool so now I’m super excited to get to this. Also, if you guys haven’t checked out either of these two wonderful people’s blogs, I highly recommend you do!!!

Now, without further ado, let’s get to it!

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Jane Eyre – A Review…Sort Of

★★★★

(4.5/5)


 

“I am no bird; and no net ensnares me: I am a free human being with an independent will.” 

 

As you can tell by the title of this sort of review, this is well…sort of a review. But not really. Here go I guess.

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Heart of Iron – An OK Book. Maybe?

★★

(2.5/5)


“Ana had never believed much in the Goddess. She only knew the origin story, as sweet as a bedtime lullaby. How, in a kingdom of shadows, the queen bore a daughter of light who chased the Dark away.”

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Seventeen-year-old Ana is a scoundrel by nurture and an outlaw by nature. Found as a child drifting through space with a sentient android called D09, Ana was saved by a fearsome space captain and the grizzled crew she now calls family. But D09—one of the last remaining illegal Metals—has been glitching, and Ana will stop at nothing to find a way to fix him.

Ana’s desperate effort to save D09 leads her on a quest to steal the coordinates to a lost ship that could offer all the answers. But at the last moment, a spoiled Ironblood boy beats Ana to her prize. He has his own reasons for taking the coordinates, and he doesn’t care what he’ll sacrifice to keep them.

When everything goes wrong, she and the Ironblood end up as fugitives on the run. Now their entire kingdom is after them—and the coordinates—and not everyone wants them captured alive.

What they find in a lost corner of the universe will change all their lives—and unearth dangerous secrets. But when a darkness from Ana’s past returns, she must face an impossible choice: does she protect a kingdom that wants her dead or save the Metal boy she loves?

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Book Romances that I Can’t Stand- Because I’m Bitter And Also Because They Suck

So, Valentines Day happened. I meant to post this on Wednesday because I am bitter and single and just because I like to be contrary. But, I didn’t finish the post in time so here we are two days later as if nothing happened.

All Wednesday I saw posts on love and romance and all those cutesy things. Everyone was talking about their favorite books and romance novels and all that jazz. And I decided, no! I am going to rebel! Go against the status quo! Never conform! Stand up to the patriarchy and whatnot!

And that’s how it all went down and how it is that we find ourselves here today.

So, while there a lot of romance novels that I’ve loved, and a lot of book couples in all types of books that I have come to greatly enjoy, there are also a lot of romances that I absolutely hate. Much more than one would think, or perhaps not. I think I’m pretty open about the things I hate.

So, on this holiday of love *let’s ignore the fact that it was on Wednesday* let us talk about romances that maybe aren’t that lovable despite the fact that everyone seems to love them.

*If you love any of these books or couples then I am happy for you and respect your opinion. So, let us all be adults about this and respect what everyone has to say!*

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Me Before You – Movie Review

Hello, hello! Here we are again with the second movie review on my blog! I figured the first one went over well so why not keep reviewing?

So, let’s get to it!

I watched this movie with my mother a few days ago. It was beautifully dreary day and we decided, who needs a clean house when we can sit around and watch movies! So, after ignoring all of our chores and responsibilities, we watched movies, and this was one of them.

The score below is the one I gave it right after having watched this, but looking back, I honestly don’t know how I feel about it.  But, oh well. To the review!

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Story Time – My Date With Hamlet!

So, I went to the theater yesterday. The Shakespeare Theatre in D.C. to be exact. I went to see their rendition of Hamlet and it was everything I ever hoped it would be and then some.

Hamlet is my favorite Shakespearean play and I’ve wanted to see it live since my senior year in high school when I first read it. I’ve seen the Kenneth Branagh movie (the one that is 4 hours and 20 minutes long!) and loved it. And if sitting through a 4 a four hour and 20 minute movie isn’t a sign of love and dedication, I don’t know what is.

All that was left was for me to see it in the way it was intended, with a live cast and large stage. So, you can imagine that I was excited to finally be able to cross this off my bucket list.

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Dorothy Must Die – Meh.

★★☆

(2.25/5)


 

“I didn’t know what was worse: to have your shot and screw it up, or to never have had a shot in the first place.”

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I didn’t ask for any of this. I didn’t ask to be some kind of hero.

But when your whole life gets swept up by a tornado – taking you with it – you have no choice but to go along, you know?

Sure, I’ve read the books. I’ve seen the movies. I know the song about the rainbow and the happy little bluebirds. But I never expected Oz to look like this. To be a place where Good Witches can’t be trusted, Wicked Witches may just be the good guys, and winged monkeys can be executed for acts of rebellion. There’s still a yellow brick road – but even that’s crumbling.

What happened? Dorothy.

They say she found a way to come back to Oz. They say she seized power and the power went to her head. And now no one is safe.

My name is Amy Gumm – and I’m the other girl from Kansas.

I’ve been recruited by the Revolutionary Order of the Wicked.

I’ve been trained to fight.

And I have a mission.

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The Dating Debate – Blog Tour/Review

★★★★

(3.75/5)


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Nina Barnes thinks Valentine’s Day should be optional. That way single people like her wouldn’t be subjected to kissy Cupids all over the place. That is, until her mom moves them next door to the brooding hottie of Greenbrier High, West Smith. He’s funny, looks amazing in a black leather jacket, and he’s fluent in Harry Potter, but she’s not sure he’s boyfriend material. 

West isn’t sure what to make of Nina. She’s cute and loves to read as much as he does, but she seems to need to debate everything and she has a pathological insistence on telling the truth. And West doesn’t exactly know how to handle that, since his entire life is a carefully constructed secret. Dating the girl next door could be a ton of fun, but only if Nina never finds out the truth about his home life. It’s one secret that could bring them together or rip them apart. 

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Coming on Tuesday: February YA Book Releases

Hello, hello, everyone! Can you believe that it’s already February? The 5th of February no less! How time flies!

Anyway, with this wonderfull, cold, new month comes a lot of wonderful new books that I am super excited to read! As always, this is just a sample of some of the books that are going to be released throughout February, the ones I’m most excited to get to in the month.

** The highlighted ones have reviews that you can check out **

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My Life in January 2018 – Monthly Wrap UP

Hello, hello! Happy New Year to you all! *ignores the fact that it’s a month into the year*

I hope January has been good to you all and that you all got through a lot of good books. This month for me has been both extremely busy, and yet, completely laid back. You’ll see what I mean if you keep reading.

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The House at 758 – A Really Late Review

★★


 

“I couldn’t hate everyone- there were too many to hate. Where would I stop? Hate doesn’t hurt the hated person… it only hurts the person who hates.”

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Sixteen year old Krista is still grieving the untimely death of her mother when her father’s new girlfriend moves into their home. He’s already moved on and wants Krista to do the same, but she’s not ready to resume a normal life yet. Distancing herself from those around her, Krista spends all of her time obsessively watching a mysterious house, the house at 758.

When a fellow classmate, Jake, takes a sudden interest in her, Krista feels excited for the first time in two years, but feelings of guilt consume her, and she ends up pushing Jake away. It isn’t until her grandfather makes a surprise visit from Venezuela that Krista is finally able to confront her grief and begin to let things go.

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