Friday, May 15, 2020

Bookoutlet Recommendations #1 - Random Books

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I have had many people ask me over the years what books I think they should get on Bookoutlet, well, now I am making a weekly list of 10-15 books that pop up on their New Arrivals. These are just my opinions, if you click the cover of the book it will take you straight to Bookoutlets listing. If you have never used Bookoutlet before you can use my referral code to get $10 off your first order of $25 or more by clicking HERE.












Monday, April 27, 2020

Weekly Wrap-Up + Mini Reviews #6

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Today, we are wrapping up for 4/20-4/46(my birthday!). This week was definitely not as good as last week but I still managed to read 8 things, 4 being novels and 4 being graphic novels.



Date Read: 4/20
Rating: ⭐⭐⭐⭐
Review: 
These little skits are so entertaining. I love the relationship dynamics between all the organs. The brain is always trying to make the heart think rationally and the heart is always trying to get the brain to live a little. There is a lot of junk food and even more coffee and all along the different organs share their opinions on everything.

Date Read: 4/20
Rating: ⭐⭐⭐⭐
Review: 
Same as above. I need to somehow get my hands on the first set of these comics. Sadly, my library only has these 2. If you like witty, cute and funny little comics then give these a try.

Date Read: 4/21
Rating: ⭐⭐⭐⭐
Review: 
Oh man, this graphic novel was so good but SOOO long. almost 500 pages. I downloaded this and a few others from Edelweiss thinking, sure let's pad my Goodreads goal with a few little graphic novels. Nope, very wrong. All 3 of the graphic novels I downloaded were over 300 pages. So, I felt like I read an actual full length book with this one. I really loved hard dark it was yet still slightly innocent. There were some typos but I'm hoping they get caught and cleared up in the final printing.

Date Read: 4/21
Rating: ⭐⭐⭐⭐
Review: 
I both liked and disliked this book. It gave us a lot of side information like how Magnus and Alec became parents, which was really awesome, but I just didn't really enjoy the students, aside from Simon but even he was kind of iffy for me in this book. He was very sulky and WHOA IS ME. 

Date Read: 4/22
Rating: ⭐⭐⭐⭐
Review:
I decided to pick this up in the middle of reading Lady Midnight because 1) I left Lady Midnight in my car and was too lazy to go get it and 2) I feel like I burnt myself out on the Shadowhunters books since I have been rereading them ALL since February. This was a really quick read and not exactly what I was expecting from the cover. It is an adult Mystery/Thriller with a lot of family drama.

Date Read: 4/22
Rating: ⭐⭐⭐⭐.5
Review: 
This was a reread for me, number 3 actually, so not much to say. This is my 2nd favorite series inside the Shadowhunter world.

Date Read: 4/23
Rating: ⭐⭐⭐
Review: 
This was my least favorite read this week. Some of the ideas/comics were pretty straight forward and beautifully done and I could connect with them while others I had to struggle to even remotely understand.

Date Read: 4/26
Rating: ⭐⭐⭐⭐.5
Review: 
I decided to celebrate my birthday by rereading a review copy that I was slightly depressed when I read it the first time so I didn't make any notes. Demetra Brodsky is definitely becoming one of my favorite authors. I can always count on her to give me a twisty story with a lot of emotion beautifully written characters. This book comes out May 5th so be sure to pick it up!!

Monday, April 20, 2020

Weekly Wrap-Up + Mini Reviews #5

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Today, we are wrapping up for 4/13-4/19. This past week was my best week so far. I managed to read 23 items, 9 novels, 4 books of poetry and 10 graphic novels ranging from 40-400 pages.



Date Read: 4/13
Rating: ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐
Review: 
I connect with a lot of Amanda Lovelace's poetry so very much. I am always suggesting her books to my friends. This first book is definitely my favorite of all her books. There are some stories in her other books that I definitely connect to but they don't hit me like these ones.

Date Read: 4/13
Rating: ⭐⭐⭐⭐
Review: 
This is the second book in the trilogy of poems and it just seems that as I go through the trilogy the ratings get lower and lower. This was a good book and as stated about I still connected with a good bit of the poems in this sequel but just not as many or as much as the first book.

Date Read: 4/14
Rating: ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐
Review: 
I am kicking myself. Okay, I am too fat to actually kick myself BUT if I could I definitely would be. I started reading Gretchen McNeil with #murdertrending and found out I completely love her writing but for some reason, it still took me like 3 years to pick up any of her other books. Now I have to go in search of the Lifetime movie version of this book. Wish me luck!

Date Read: 4/14
Rating: ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐
Review: 
I was BEYOND excited when I saw that volume 11 of Phoebe and her Unicorn has finally come out. I instantly checked this out from my library's app and read it in less than an hour. These might be aimed for a much lower age range than what I am but I adore them so very much.

Date Read: 4/14
Rating: ⭐⭐⭐
Review: 
This is the last book in the trilogy and it is my least favorite. I loved some of the poems and definitely connected with them but the majority were kind of blah and I also disliked the added poems authored by other people. They just took me out of the zone of the book.

Date Read: 4/15
Rating: ⭐⭐⭐⭐
Review: 
I really enjoyed this little graphic novel. Some of the scenes were a bit confusing or just boring but most of the book was very interesting.

Date Read: 4/15
Rating: ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐
Review:
I completely adored this graphic novel. It is just so full of humor/dad type jokes. I kept annoying my husband saying omg read this scene or this scene. 

Date Read: 4/16
Rating: ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐
Review: 
This was my 4th reread of this book and it was still just as good! I love the audiobooks for this series.

Date Read: 4/16
Rating: ⭐⭐⭐⭐
Review: 
This was a reread for me. I enjoyed 90% of the poems and just slightly liked the other 10%. I highly suggest Amanda Lovelace if you are looking to start reading poetry.

Date Read: 4/16
Rating: ⭐⭐⭐
Review: 
This was a cute book with some recipes and ways to self-care.

Date Read: 4/16
Rating: ⭐⭐⭐⭐
Review: 
It was kind of hard to read this book considering I was going through some stuff when I picked it up but I really connected with the girl who got her heart broken.

Date Read: 4/16
Rating: ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐
Review: 
Ah, to think, this is where the series was supposed to end. I will always love the original trilogy best. <3warner p="">
Date Read: 4/16
Rating: ⭐⭐⭐.5
Review: 
This was a reread and sadly, I'm lowering my rating to 3.5 stars. The Warner novella is honestly the only part that added anything new to the story. Adams part was almost an entire regurgitation of the end of Unravel Me/beginning of Ignite Me and didn't really add anything and then Juliette's Journal didn't add anything either considering we got to read most of that in Warner's novella.


Date Read: 4/17
Rating: ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐
Review: 
Last time I read these books this was as far as I got and I really forgot most of the stuff that happened in this book. I enjoyed the reread and this really made me love all my characters even more.

Date Read: 4/17
Rating: ⭐⭐⭐⭐
Review: 
There was something in the back of my head the entire time I was reading this. How did the books turn into this? These were supposed to end at Ignite Me so where did the idea to flip everything even more upside down come from?! This is probably my least favorite of all the books, besides Unite Me. It took me a while to get into the 3 POV's but after I got used to it I really loved Kenji's perspective.

Date Read: 4/17
Rating: ⭐⭐⭐⭐
Review: 
KENJI, KENJI, KENJI!!!

Date Read: 4/17
Rating: ⭐⭐⭐⭐.5
Review: 
This was short and cute

Date Read: 4/17
Rating: ⭐⭐⭐⭐
Review: 
This one wasn't as short and it definitely had a more serious tone but it was still very good.

Date Read: 4/17
Rating: ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐
Review: 
I LOVED this book. I laughed so hard and I kept butting my husband saying OMG THIS IS ME!!

Date Read: 4/18
Rating: ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐
Review: 
I adored this ending. I still can't believe we went from Ignite Me to THIS. Also, umm WARNER! UGH. This entire series will always be a favorite.

Date Read: 4/18
Rating: ⭐⭐⭐⭐
Review: 
I say this and the comic below on Edelweiss so I decided to add a few shorter books to my goodreads goal. Shorter? Nope. I really enjoyed this book. I got to learn what Bog People/Bodies are and I always love when a book makes me research stuff.

Date Read: 4/18
Rating: ⭐⭐⭐⭐
Review: 
Oh man, this book was so painful and emotional to read. It is a bunch of different ways people die and pass on and what happens after death. The one about the deer BROKE ME. Very sad but so very good.

Date Read: 4/19
Rating: ⭐⭐⭐⭐.5
Review: 
I read this last year but I saw that my library had the audiobook so I decided to reread it. I still loved the story but the audiobook definitely added a little more depth to the emotions of the characters. <3 cion="" p="">

Monday, April 13, 2020

Weekly Wrap-Up + Mini Reviews - #4

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Today we are wrapping up for 4/6-4/12. This was another slow week for me but I still managed to read 4 books. I didn't watch any shows but I did watch Onward, 1917 and Ma.

Date Read: 4/6
Rating: ⭐⭐⭐⭐
Review: 
This book was the hardest book I have ever read. I read some pretty screwed up stuff since I love Horror but this book was a whole other level of effed up. I have read plenty of student/teacher relationship books before but this one was just VERY details and it showed a lot of angles that aren't usually portrayed in the books I have read.

Date Read: 4/7
Rating: ⭐⭐⭐.5
Review: 
It took me entirely too long to read this book which was weird because it wasn't bad, I was actually really invested in the story and the main relationship. So I am not sure what made me keep putting the book down. Maybe it was the unfairness of Rufus's life that just kept hitting me pretty hard, either way I enjoyed the way the story progressed and I truly was no expecting the murderer to be who it was.

Date Read: 4/8
Rating: ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐
Review: 
Holy mother of hype, Batman! This book has been getting so much hype that I was actually afraid to read it. But... I could only hold myself back for so long and I finally caved. I adored the story and the two main characters. Love to hate relationships are always welcome and the relationship in this book was one of the best I have read. I am so sad it's a standalone!

Date Read: 4/10
Rating: ⭐⭐⭐⭐
Review: 
As soon as I read the synopsis for this book I knew someone had tried to replicate the Gypsy/Dee Dee Blanchard case in book form. Only, the mother didn't die in the book. Oh no, her daughter made sure she suffered for what she did to her. The daughter made sure BOTH of her parents suffered. I really enjoyed the story and I give Rose Gold props for everything she managed to accomplish. She didn't care who she had to hurt, as long as she got her revenge on the people who hurt her.


Date Watched: 4/10
Rating: ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐
Review: 
I knew this movie would hurt my heart but that is what happens when you watch anything that has to do with Disney. I loved the journey these two brothers had and the love and sacrifice that was made at the end just destroyed my soul. Very beautiful story!

Date Watched: 4/12
Rating: ⭐⭐⭐.5
Review: 
So the rating for this movie isn't because of the content, it's more because I would prefer to see this as a tv show, like Band of Brothers. We spent over half the movie just following a soldier and there was hardly any other context and I just feel like this would be better suited for a tv show that portrays the lives of a different soldier in each episode.

Date Watched: 4/12
Rating: ⭐⭐⭐
Review: 
I truly thought this movie was going to scarier. I mean it was a fairly good revenge plot but the action didn't happen until the last maybe twenty minutes of the movie. 

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