The Gilmore Girls Book Tag

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I’m a HUGE Gilmore Girls fan so when I saw this tag floating around on youtube I knew I had to do it. I’m not entirely sure who the original tag maker was so if anyone knows please let me know. I’m really excited to dive into this tag.

Lorelai – A character with a witty or sarcastic sense of humor

Okay, there was a few characters that popped in mind for me. I am going to have to go with the classic Percy Jackson. This boy is so snarky in the books. He is very sarcastic which gets him in trouble a lot of the time similar to Lorelai.

Rory – Your favorite classic

I am just like Rory because I have sooo many classics that I really enjoy. I’m just going to list the ones that come to mind when I think of favorite classics. Little Women, To Kill A Mockingbird, Brave New World, The Handmaid’s Tale, Black Beauty, The Little Princess, and etc. I really love classics. I grew up reading the illustrated classics so I have always been a fan.

Luke – A book you secretly love, but are afraid to admit

I honestly don’t think I have one. I am usually pretty honest if I disliked or liked a book. The only one that comes close to mind is maybe 10 Things I Can See From here because some people loved it and some people hated it. I really enjoyed it.

Lane – A musical character

Jem Carstairs from the Infernal Devices trilogy because this little bean as been my husband from day one. I love him to bits. He plays the violin in case you are wondering.

Dean- Your first book love

I mean as cringy as it sounds I think my first book love was Jacob from the Twilight series. I mean I read mostly classics up until I started to read YA in like….elementary school. I can’t remember really having a book crush until I read Twilight.

Sooki – A book you’ve devoured

This one is a tie because there has been three books this year that I have devoured. I have had a pretty decent reading year so far. More Happy Than Not and They Both Die at the End by Adam Silvera are the first two books I immensely enjoyed. The last one is a more recent as in I read it a few weeks ago. We Are Okay by Nina LaCour which I must say is one of my favorite books for this year.

Jess- A book you love, that gets the most hate

Hmm this one is kind of hard. I know there has been books that I read that my friends haven’t enjoyed. I think I’m going to go with 1984 because you either love it or you hate it.

Miss Patty – A book that was ruined by the hype

Oh man I feel like there has been a few books that have been ruined by the hype. I mostly tend to avoid this books like the plague simply because the hype for them was too much. Sarah J Maas and her books are the main ones I avoid due to the hype.

Emily Gilmore – expensive book

I think the most expensive book I own that isn’t textbooks -wink wink- would have to be the B&N editions of classics. I have an vintage version of Little Women that is worth a little bit.

Paris – An uptight character

I think I am gonna have to go with Irene Adler from Locked because she was so stiff and uptight. She didn’t loosen up until she met Sherlock. This is a really good indie book so if you haven’t checked out my review for it then I highly recommend you do.

That’s the end of the tag my loves! I don’t think I am going to tag anyone this time around simply because I don’t know who has and hasn’t watched the gilmore girls. If you want to do this tag please feel free to do so. I wanted to be tagged so I can see your answers.

Mini Review: Placebo Junkies by J.C. Carleson

25278470I wanted SO badly to like this book because it was from the personal TBP I am doing with a group of friends. I have this thing where I can’t read people’s favorite books because I feel like if I don’t like it I’ll hurt their feelings. Okay so this book starts with a male perspective which is fine and dandy. I did NOT realize that the main character was actually a female because once the prologue ended the perspective switched to exclusively first person.  I thought the main character was a male the entire time due to the prologue so that was a bit of a twist. I have extremely mixed feelings about this book for a lot of reasons. Some parts feel too middle grade (though the book is supposed to be young adult) and other parts felt too adult.

I think the author was trying too hard to make it work. The medical lingo in the novel made me cringe just a bit. I come from a medical family so I can understand how hard it is to fully understand it. There was some parts where the author kind of butchered things to make it seem funny. The beginning of the novel was SO confusing. I kid you not I literally complained to everyone about the book. I didn’t know who the narrator was. I spent a lot of it very confused.

Overall, I can’t say I recommend this book. It might be your cup of tea. I just couldn’t get into it for the life of me. I noticed in the reviews on goodreads that it’s the kind of book you will either love or hate.

Rating: 2/5 Stars | Goodreads | Read: July 20th – August 13th

We Are Okay by Nina LaCour Review

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I am not even sure if I can put my feelings into words about this book. I am going to start off with the fact that this book was beautiful. I know that is has gotten mixed reviews around the interwebs since it released. I personally found it to be a very beautiful book. You meet this girl called Marin (cute name I know) who has had a shit couple of months. The character of Marin is extremely relatable because she suffers from anxiety. I felt like I could relate to those moments in the book where she didn’t want to get in the elevator because the elevator could get stuck or having to find things to say while her friend came to visit. She’s a very real character at least to me she’s a very real character.

The book isn’t really meant to be something happy. I think it shows the struggles of having anxiety and how to cope with it even though it’s hard. Marin didn’t do such a great job with coping with it, but you can see how she has improved throughout the book in small ways. I had a lot of sad moments with this book. I cried a lot especially towards the end of the book when you find out a major plot twist. I won’t spoil it for anyone because I think it is something you need to experience on your own.

Overall, I really enjoyed this book. I felt like I could really relate to Marin and the things that she had to deal with throughout the book. The ending didn’t involve a romance which really made me happy. This book does focus on some LGBT aspects which I felt added a bit more to the novel. This books focuses more on familial relationships which I admired because it’s rare to see in novels. I recommend this book to anyone who is on the hunt for a good bring me to tears kind of novel.

“I was okay just a moment ago. I will learn how to be okay again.” 

Rating: 5/5 Stars | Read August 4th – August 6th

Additional Information

Goodreads Link

Pages: 234

Genre: Young Adult

Synopsis: 

You go through life thinking there’s so much you need…

Until you leave with only your phone, your wallet, and a picture of your mother.

Marin hasn’t spoken to anyone from her old life since the day she left everything behind. No one knows the truth about those final weeks. Not even her best friend, Mabel. But even thousands of miles away from the California coast, at college in New York, Marin still feels the pull of the life and tragedy she’s tried to outrun. Now, months later, alone in an emptied dorm for winter break, Marin waits. Mabel is coming to visit, and Marin will be forced to face everything that’s been left unsaid and finally confront the loneliness that has made a home in her heart.

The Mr. Men & Little Miss Character Tag

This tag was created by Charlotte @ Wonderfully Bookish so be sure to check out her blog! I was tagged by the ever so lovely Lauren @ Northern Plunder. She’s a lovely person so please check out her blog as well. The gist of this tag is to pick characters that correspond with the questions that are being asked.

2I would have to say Leo Valdez from the Hero of Olympus series because he is honestly the best bean of them all. I honestly can’t wait to see how his character progresses throughout the rest of the series.

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Okay off the top of my head all I get is Penelope Bunce from Carry on. I don’t know I really enjoyed her character.

4

Renee Walker from All For The Game series. She is a smol bean who makes me very happy. She’s quiet yet still a really interesting character.

5

Andrew Minyard from All For The Game series as well because this little brat is the biggest trouble maker alive. He does a lot of stupid shit throughout the series alongside Neil Josten. Those two are totally competing for the who can do more stupid shit award.

6

Okay I gotta steal this one from Lauren. Ronan from the Raven Cycle series is just so funny. He is such an asshole that it’s great. He is totally full of himself so it’s kind of great when shit goes upside down for him.

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I am going to have to go with the classic Annabeth Chase from the Percy Jackson and the Olympians series. She has a fuse to be lit yet she’s so level headed at times. She’s always quick on her toes. I really appreciated that from a character in a middle grade book. She was someone I looked up to when I first read the books as a kid.

Okay so I am at the end of the tag which means I must tag some people. I am still trying to get back into the community again so don’t feel like you have to do this tag. This tag is open to anyone who wants to do it even if I didn’t tag you.

Heather @ bookandwords , Ellie @ coffeewithellieblog , Jackie @ toomuchofabooknerd  , and anyone else who wants to do it.

Graphic Novel Review : DC Bombshells Volume 1 & 2

BeFunky Collage.jpgWhoa look at this! I’m back from the dead. I am here to do a joint review for DC Comics Bombshells series. You might know this about me but Bombshell Batwoman is my life. I wore that costume to three cons in a row in 2016. There’s no point in hiding my obsession with my bat babe.

I started this series when it FIRST launched. I have some of the variant covers for the bombshells before they decided to make a whole series from it. I was beyond excited for it to become a series. Overall, I was beyond stoked. The single issues are lovely especially because the covers are so detailed yet amazing. The art style is beautiful. I really don’t have too many complaints.

The volumes consist of up to 6? issues per volume. It really depends on what arc each volume focuses on. There is currently four volumes out though I have only read the first two. I think the story line makes sense though I would be cautious of it simply because it kind of goes back and forth with the different characters until they meet up. That was a bit confusing simply because it was a sudden jump to a different part of the world.

Overall, I would recommend this series to anyone who is a big advocate for more women being represented in comic books. You can check out the links for volume one and volume two here.

**Bonus content for the weekend because starting Monday I plan to get back on a schedule with posting**

Booktubeathon 2017 TBR

I have been doing the booktubeaton for a few years now. I am excited to finally showcase it on a blog. I won’t be doing any of the video challenges this year, but that does mean I won’t be doing the reading challenges. Are you confused about what I’m talking about? Okay here is a mini explanation about what the booktubeathon is. It is a week long readathon hosted by the lovely Ariel Bissett. There is video challenges, reading challenges, and a book depository discount page just for the booktubeathon. Do you want to enter? Well slide on over to the booktubeathon youtube channel to find out more.

Okay so there is seven reading challenges this time around though only a few of them actually require a certain type of book. I am going to list the seven reading challenges and then show you what I plan to read during the week.

The 2017 Reading Challenges
1/ Read a book with a person on the cover.
2/ Read a hyped book.
3/ Finish a book in one day.
4/ Read about a character that is very different from you.
5/ Finish a book completely outdoors.
6/ Read a book you bought because of the cover.
7/ Read seven books.

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We Are Okay by Nina LaCour – Challenge One – I picked this book solely because I have wanted to read it since I got it for my birthday. It fits the first challenge of a person on the cover.

Mistborn by Brandson Sanderson – Challenge Two – I feel like this book is very hyped up especially when a bunch of booktubers read it a few years back. Everyone seems to really enjoy this book so I hope I do as well.

Moxie by Jennifer Mathieu – Challenge Four – One of my lovely friends overseas let me buy this book and have them ship it to me since you can only get it WHSmith. They don’t ship online PLUS THE UK COVER IS SO NICE! Okay so I picked this book because from the synopsis it makes me feel like the main character was definitely much more confident than I was at her age.

House of Furies by Madeline Roux – Challenge Six – I’m not going to lie. I mostly bought this book because the cover was just too dang pretty.

I plan to read more than those four books, but these are the four that fit the challenges that have been presented. What are you planning to read for the booktubeathon?

 

The Versatile Blogger Award

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I do believe I am finally caught up with tags after this one. I was tagged by the lovely Jackie @ toomuchofabooknerd a long while ago. I have been away on vacation. I will be back fully on the 17th. I am going to try to do posts in the mean time.

THE RULES:

1.) Display the award on your blog.

2.) Thank the blogger that nominated you and provide a link to their blog.

3.) Share 7 facts about yourself.

4.) Nominate 10 bloggers for the award and provide links to their blog.

THE FACTS:

1.) My name is Emily but I like going by Emmie

  • I tend to go by Emmie simply because I am used to it. I never really liked my name as a kid so I always asked to go by Emmie. It throws me off when people close to me call me Emily.

2.) My parents got me addicted to music long before I was even born.

  • My mom used to listen to Aerosmith when she was pregnant with me. It was one of my favorite bands even now that I’m older.

3.) My mom taught me how to read before I started first grade.

  • She wanted me to know how to read before the other kids did. Well thanks to that I was able to get addicted to reading. I checked out every book I could at the school’s library. My mom even bought me these illustrated classics that I still have to this day.

4.) I used to do volunteer work for the zoo.

  • Okay once I hit the 14 going on 15 mark I started doing volunteer work at the zoo. It took an interview process and an intensive application to be able to work there. I really enjoyed my time there.

5.) I am most definitely bisexual.

  •  There’s no question about it. I feel attraction towards both men and women. I do tend to lean more towards women. I am open about my sexuality.

6.) I’m studying Environmental Science.

  •  I am currently majoring in Environmental Science and minoring in English in college at the moment. I want to do something to help the environment. It has always been a mission of mine since I was a kid.

7.) I really enjoy having colored hair.

  •  I have had blue, green, and teal hair over the span of two years. I have no regrets thus far. I really enjoy it simply because it makes me feel like I have freedom.

I’m going to tag Heather @ bookandwords and whoever else wants to do this. I really want to see more people do this.