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July Book Haul

July was a busy busy month for book collecting! If only I had read more. Gah!

  1. Brother by David Chariandy
  2. My Plain Jane by Cynthia Hand
  3. The Illustrated Poets: William Blake by Peter Porter
  4. Poems of John Keats by Claire Tomalin
  5. A Dogs Purpose by W. Bruce Cameron
  6. Fresh from the Vegetarian Cookbook by Robin Robertson
  7. The Berenstain Bears: Get in a Fight
  8. The Berenstain Bears: and Too Much TV
  9. The Berenstain Bears: Trouble at School
  10. The Berenstain Bears: Visit the Dentist
  11. The Berenstain Bears: and the Green Eyed Monster
  12. There’s No Such Thing as a Dragon by Jack Kent
  13. The Selection by Kiera Cass
  14. Modern Romance by Aziz Ansari
  15. F for Effort by Richard Benson
  16. Brave Enough by Cheryl Strayed
  17. The Beatrix Potter Treasury
  18. The Tale of Mr. Jeremy Fisher by Beatrix Potter
  19. The Tale of Peter Rabbit by Beatrix Potter
  20. The Tale of Tom Kitten by Beatrix Potter
  21. The Tale of Benjamin Bunny by Beatrix Potter
  22. The Light We Lost by Jill Santopolo
  23. Between by Jessica Warman
  24. Lucky Man by Michael J Fox
  25. Vitamins & Minerals Handbook
  26. This is Where I Leave You by Jonathan Tropper
  27. Diary of a Wimpy Kid: The Getaway by Jeff Kinney
  28. To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee (1960)
  29. 1984 by George Orwell (1961)
  30. 1984 by George Orwell (1981)
  31. The Time Machine/The War of the Words by HG Wells (1983)
  32. Pokemon Adventures Vol.1 by Hidenori Kusaka
  33. The Glass Castle by Jeannette Walls
  34. The Life and Adventures of a Haunted Convict by Austin Reed
  35. The History of Bees by Maja Lunde
  36. The Child Finder by Rene Denfeld
  37. Coming Through Slaughter by Michael Ondaatje
  38. Dear John by Nicholas Sparks
  39. The Best of Me by Nicholas Sparks
  40. Steve Jobs by Walter Isaacson
  41. Pig the Pug by Aaron Blabey
  42. Happy Birthday Moon by Frank Asch
  43. Dinosaur Garden by Liza Donnelly
  44. Sam and the Firefly by PD Eastman
  45. And To Think That I Saw It On Mulberry Street by Dr Seuss
  46. Serendipity by Stephen Cosgrove
  47. The Fairy Chronicles: Thistle and the Shell of Laughter by JH Sweet
  48. The New Baby by Mercer Mayer
  49. I Just Forgot by Mercer Mayer
  50. Me Too! by Mercer Mayer
  51. Just Grandpa and Me by Mercer Mayer
  52. Weave a Circle Round by Kari Maaren
  53. Slow Food Nation by Carlo Petrini
  54. Number the Stars by Lois Lowry
  55. American Panda by Gloria Chao
  56. A Beautiful Terrible Thing by Jen White
  57. Missing Mother by Barbara Bracht Donsky
  58. The Unwanted by Lisa McMann
  59. Wish You Were Here by Nick Webb
  60. Not Dead Yet by Phil Collins
  61. The Lost Symbol by Dan Brown
  62. The Fiery Heart by Richelle Mead
  63. Luckiest Girl Alive by Jessica Knoll
  64. The Baby-Sitters Club 58: Stacey’s Choice
  65. The Baby-Sitters Club – Little Sister 12: Karen’s Ghost
  66. The Baby-Sitters Club – Little Sister 16: Karen’s Goldfish
  67. The Baby-Sitters Club – Little Sister 99: Karen’s Big City Adventure
  68. The Baby-Sitters Club – Little Sister 111: Karen’s Spy Mystery
  69. Anatomy of the Spirit by Caroline Myss
  70. Dreams by Frank & Rhondaa Garfield
  71. Past Live by Peter & Elizabeth Fenwick
  72. The World of Unicorns by Diana Cooper
  73. Mind-Seal of the Buddhas by Patriarch Ou-i
  74. Buddhism & Modern World by Bhikkhu Dr Beligalle Dhammajoti
  75. The Shaman’s Body by Arnold Mindell
  76. The Chef’s Garden by Terrence Conran
  77. Pots & Containers by Anthony Atha
  78. New Kitchen Garden by Adam Caplin
  79. Power Plants by Frankie Flowers & Bryce Wylde
  80. Happy Happy Happy by Phil Robertson
  81. Holes by Louis Sachar
  82. Zero to One by Peter Thiel
  83. The Alchemist by Paulo Coelho
  84. How to be an Artist by JoAnneh Nagler
  85. Ru by Kim Thuy
  86. Naked Pictures of Famous People by Jon Stewart
  87. Winter by John Marsden
  88. 13 Ways of Looking at a Fat Girl by Mona Awad
  89. Days of Toil and Tears by Sarah Ellis
  90. The Stone Child by Dan Poblocki
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Patreon: May & June Rewards

I subscribe to Hey Atlas Creative and Bibliophile Prints on Patreon for the month of May.

Hey Atlas Creative “Big Atlas” reward is a 4×6 print and a matching sticker.

May

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June

Bibliophile Prints “Book Lover” reward is a bookmark.  At the end of June she closed her Patreon so these are the last two bookmarks I received.

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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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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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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. 
Real Talk

Hello June

June is here, which means summer is coming, and although I’m ready for the nice weather I’m not ready for sweating and being gross. bleh

My hopes for this month is to change some things. I’ve been dealing with a bunch of nonsense for a long time and I’m taking this bright, nice month as my official “I’m going to stop wallowing in self pity” month.

I have had health related issues to deal with, scary adulating financially and I still need to purge most of my belongings because I am a legit hoarder,

So! The re-working beings this month. Online and in real life. I have a lot shit to figure out and right now I am very determined to get it done. I hope my ambition lasts.

Anyway, here is a list of things I want to accomplish this month.

  1. Put more effort into this blog.
  2. Clean up my office. It looks like a dumpster exploded in here.
  3. Read 12 books. Which is super ambitious and I’m ready for it.
  4. Save an extra 200$ this month.
  5. Don’t get sunburnt.
  6. Eat a bunch of delicious food.
  7. Go to bed earlier.

My list doesn’t sound too scary, but it does sound doable, and that’s what I need right now. Goals that can be accomplished to boost my morale. So wish me luck!

And I hope your Junes are fantastic.

 

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May Wrap Up

May didn’t start off very good. It’s been a crazy month and I’ve let my blog slide to the wayside. I have high hopes for June. Things should chill out a bit this summer. I’m going to do something a little different in June, so bare with me while I figure some stuff out.

So…. I only read manga this month in preparation for Anime North. That’s better then nothing!

Read

  • The Color of Love by Kiyo Ueda
  • Candy by Satomi Sugita
  • Author’s Pet by Deathco Cotorino
  • Rizelmine by Yukiru Sugisaki

Haul

  • Fried Green Tomatoes at the Whistle Stop Cafe by Fannie Flagg
  • Catching Stars by Cayla Keenan
  • Sky in the Deep by Adrienne Young