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Owlcrate – Summer Lovin’

It’s bit late, but heres all my June Owlcrate goodness.

  • Michelle Gray & Team Owlcrate designed the mason jar mug.
  • Riddle’s Tea Shoppe created the bag of tea inspired by Since You’ve Been Gone 

  • Ink & Wonder designed the wooden bookmark and was inspired by Aristotle and Dante Discover the Secrets of the Universe
  • BC Mini designed the succulent pen.

From Twinkle with Love by Sandhya Menon

Aspiring filmmaker and wallflower Twinkle Mehra has stories she wants to tell and universes she wants to explore, if only the world would listen. So when fellow film geek Sahil Roy approaches her to direct a movie for the upcoming Summer Festival, Twinkle is all over it. The chance to publicly showcase her voice as a director? Dream come true. The fact that it gets her closer to her longtime crush, Neil Roy—a.k.a. Sahil’s twin brother? Dream come true x 2.

When mystery man “N” begins emailing her, Twinkle is sure it’s Neil, finally ready to begin their happily-ever-after. The only slightly inconvenient problem is that, in the course of movie-making, she’s fallen madly in love with the irresistibly adorkable Sahil.

Twinkle soon realizes that resistance is futile: The romance she’s got is not the one she’s scripted. But will it be enough?

Told through the letters Twinkle writes to her favorite female filmmakers, From Twinkle, with Love navigates big truths about friendship, family, and the unexpected places love can find you.

Signed by the author and with an exclusive keychain.

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Haul

June Book Haul

It’s a bit late. I’ve been having a rough couple of weeks. Emotionally, mentally and it’s not cool. I’m tired a lot.

BUT anyways! Here is my book haul from June. (:

  1. the day is ready for you by alison malee
  2. The Girl on the Train by Paula Hawkins
  3. Bought & Sold by Megan Stephens
  4. Dragon Lance: The Reign of Istar
  5. Wishbone Mysteries: Phantom of the Video Store
  6. Sabrina the Teenage Witch: Shamrock Shenanigans
  7. Sabrina the Teenage Witch: Scarabian Nights
  8. Sabrina the Teenage Witch: Mummy Dearest
  9. Is You Okay by Glozell Green
  10. Dragolin by Stephen Cosgrove
  11. Outlander by Diana Gabaldon
  12. Wish by Barbara O’Conner
  13. Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire by JK Rowling
  14. Harry Potter and the Half Blood Prince by JK Rowling
  15. City of Heavenly Fire by Cassandra Clare
  16. From Twinkle with Love by Sandhya Menon
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NerdyPost – Fierce Females

April’s NerdyPost 

I love everything from this box. So perfect. And that enamel pin is amazing!

I get the normal-middle-range Nerdy Post box. It comes with prints and a sticker and a pin and then random other goodies.

  • Two Sided Bookmark – Okoye from Black Panther (art by jasonizer_art)
  • Mini Print – Manon Blackbeak from Throne of Glass (art by monolimeart)
  • Two Sided Bookmark – Maeve Millay from Westworld

  • Two Sided Bookmark – Shuri from Black Panther
  • Mini Print – Inej Ghafa from Crooked Kingdom
  • Two Sided Bookmark – Eowyn from Lord of the Rings

  • Notebook – Wonder Woman (art by halthegal_storyart)
  • Enamel Pin – Ginny Weasley from Harry Potter
  • Sticker – Zoe Washburne from Firefly (art by unluckydesign)
  • Magnet – Kady Grant by Illuminae

  • Large Print – Mia Corvere from Nevernight
Mail · Postcards

Postcrossing – June

Postcrossing is an online project that allows its members to send and receive postcards from all over the world. The project’s tag line is “send a postcard and receive a postcard back from a random person somewhere in the world!” Its members, also known as postcrossers, send postcards to other members and receive postcards back from other random postcrossers. Where the postcards come from is always a surprise.

I used to do this a lot. It’s been about two years since I’ve taken part in Postcrossing or had penpals. I love trading postcards and little goodies with people. It makes checking the mail a lot of fun. So, I decided to start it up again. I’ve sent out a bunch of cards already this month and I’ve got a nice little bunch back.

I’m going to start sharing the postcards I receive, because I love them! So here are all the cards I got in June.

Read · review

Read This Month – June

I’m going in a different direction this whole month. All of my read books and reviews in one spot! I never write very long reviews so it’s a waste to post them alone. So lets begin! I had such a successful reading month. Ugh. I’m so proud of myself. 😀

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Scrappy Little Nobody by Anna Kendrick

I liked this. I’ve always like Anna Kendrick, she’s funny.

She’s alright at writing and it kept me hooked enough to read the whole thing in one day.

I always like reading autobiographies. I’m nosey and I wanna know what people do every day.

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The Day is Ready for You by Alison Malee 

This wasn’t on my June TBR but hey, watcha gunna do? I’m a sucker for a pretty cover and some flowers and an employee discount with 20x the points.

I like poetry. I read a lot of it. I like that there is so much around right now too. I’m down for these quick little reads. It was good stuff.

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Poison by Sarah Pinborough

This wasn’t good, and I’m disappointed. I like fairytale retellings but this didn’t bring anything different to the table. Unless you count all the unneeded sex scenes. Whhhyyyyy?? is every character so obsessed with sex. Ugh. Not what I wanted from Snow White. Sorry. I don’t need a detailed description of her nipples. Or to know that the Evil Queen gives good head. That’s not necessary to move the story along. Could’ve done without it completely. It doesn’t make the story edgy or interesting, it makes it gross.

I thought this book was written by a woman? These characters aren’t empowering or strong, or showing me something different. I don’t enjoy reading this garbage. Why is every single male character so disgusting? If you’re going to change a fairytale you need to make it interesting and different. This is not it.

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Charm by Sarah Pinbourugh

This one gets an extra star because I actually wanted to know what was going to happen. This one had an interesting storyline. BUT there was too many masterbation scenes. Again, WHYYYYY????

Also, it’s unrealistic for two people to have sex three times in a row in a the middle of a snow bank. I’m sorry, not buying it. Also, gross.

I’m also not buying the sudden twist in sexual preference and incest that came with that shitty tacked on epilogue. That came out of nowhere and I feel like it was an afterthought to try and broaden her audience reach? It wasn’t done well. It was sudden, lacked emotion and wasn’t written well.

Cut out all the sex and this would have been a decent enough story. Flesh out that dumb epilogue and it would have been all fine.

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Ugh. Book three. Finally done. I’ll say one good thing about this series is that I like that it’s all connected. I like getting more background on characters and history and all that lovely stuff.

But, this is still garbage.

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I read book 1 and 2 over five years ago and my reviews of them were half-assed and lazy, Because I’m lazy. Ugh.

So anywho, this is the last in the Cold Awakening series. I like dystopian stories and the idea of cyborgs, or robots, or androids is terrifying. They always go rogue and everyone dies! I remember liking the first book very much, and the second was decent enough, but this one seemed tacked on and not really needed. It felt like a jumbled mess and nothing really got explained well enough and the ending wasn’t the best, and bleh.

Id say, just read the first one and call it done.

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movie · review

Watched This Month

Doing something different this month. Here is a list of all the things I watched this month. Yeah TV!

  1. Jersey Shore Season 4 (re-watch) – JS is defiantly a guilty pleasure of mine. I love re-watching it.
  2. Seriously StrangeA show on YouTube by Rob Dyke. I love that guy. He’s great. Go check him out.
  3. Rupaul’s Drag Race Season 7Freakin love this show. gah!
  4. Rupaul’s Drag Race All Stars Season 2So gooooood. I love Alyssa Edwards!
  5. Rupaul’s Drag Race All Stars Season 3Trixie is my fav. !!
  6. The HouseToo many touchy-feely moments. It could have been a ridiculous fun and goofy comedy but they were trying to give it emotion and family values and bleh
  7. Arrested Development Season 5Not as good as the original three seasons. I’m just going to pretend those are the only ones. 
  8. The Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt Season 4Funny but not as good as the first couple seasons. I feel like their running out of plot already. 
  9. The Kroll Show Season 1Ridiculous     ha!
  10. Jersey Shore Season 5 (re-watch) – Goodtimes
  11. Snooki & Jwoww Season 1 (re-watch) – I forgot all about this! AH!
  12. Jersey Shore Season 6 (re-watch) – This show is ridiculous and I love it so much
  13. SNL Season 31 (re-watch) – The first season of Andy Samburg and Kristen Wigg! I love them!
  14. The Incredibles 2 – Cute! I really like it.
  15. Kids in the Hall Season 3 (re-watch) – I love this show so much.
  16. Archer Season 9 –  Gah! That ending had me shoooooook
  17. Jersey Shore Family VacationThe series ended this month and I love it!
  18. Blow Out – Cinematography is a bit weird and different. The main girl is irritating, but overall it was an alright movie.
  19. Archer Season 1 (re-watch) – One of my fav shows ever!
  20. Archer Season 2 (re-watch)
  21. Archer Season 3 (re-watch)
  22. Archer Season 4 (re-watch)
  23. Archer Season 5 (re-watch)
  24. Archer Season 6 (re-watch)
  25. Archer Season 7 (re-watch)
  26. Archer Season 8 (re-watch)
  27.  Rupaul’s Drag Race Season 10 This season ended this month and I unfortunately don’t have the same love for it as I did when I started down this adventure. It was entertaining, but I’d be okay if it was done.