Friday, July 22, 2016

Weekend Read - How to Lose a Bachelor

This book is hilarious so far, I love both of the characters and seeing what crazy thing they’ll do next.

Wednesday, July 20, 2016

Question of the Day - Do you play Pokémon GO?

I like a lot of other people of course remember Pokémon from the cartoon and the video games. I really never stopped playing the games so I was very happy the day Pokémon GO was released. It’s fun and I do find a lot more excuses to walk around a lot more then I used to. I'm Team Mystic/I live across the street from a Pokestop/there's a gym and three Pokestops at my work so it really has been a really fun week or so.

Here are some of my favorites I’ve found or evolved so far:

Tuesday, July 19, 2016

Reread-tastic - aka Books I love to read over and over and over again

I adore this series. I discovered it in high school and continue to read these three books and the other books in the series over and over. The world building and characters just draw me back time after time. I even find myself skipping the bad guy chapters and just reading my favorite parts too. This is the kind of series where I want to know everything about these characters and would read books about them and their world forever. It's the kind of series that really lets you imagine being as Ariel from the Little Mermaid would say, "part of that world."

Friday, July 15, 2016

Weekend Read - This Savage Song

This book is fantastic so far and has me really curious about this world. Schwab always has fantastical worlds and characters so I can’t wait to find out more about this one.

Wednesday, July 13, 2016

Review - Song of the Deep

Song of the Deep by Brian Hastings

* Received from the publisher for review

4 gnomes out of  5 gnomes

Now this, this is a fun Middle Grade read. It kind of reads like a twist between a fairy tale and a fable.

Merryn is a great character and I love how strong she is, this girl knows how to get things done. Her father goes missing and she knows she has to save him. I like how her inventing skills save the day and how the whole submarine comes together.

She finds out that her father’s stories might be a lot more real than she imagined. There are a lot of fantastical aspects to it all but that’s where the fun and adventure really begins.

The illustrations really help the story shine, they kind of give the book an old-timey type of feeling. All these fantastical creatures and the environment make it so you never know what’s going to happen next.

This story is full of exciting characters and adventures and I know I can’t wait to play the video game that’s based on this book. The ending is strong and will make you want to explore more of this world.

Tuesday, July 12, 2016

Sentence Sneak Peek - Song of the Deep

Song of the Deep by Brian Hastings

The first sentence from each chapter of Song of the Deep, it's a mini summary of what you can expect to read.

* Received from the publisher for review

* Spoilers are highlighted like so :)

The first light of morning is seeping through my seashell curtains.”

When I wake up, my father is already gone.”

I hurry down the cliff steps, leaping the gap without breaking my stride.”

The seafloor bends downward in front of me.”

I can no longer see the surface of the water above me.”

The glowing green eyes stare back at me amid glints of metallic gold.”

We travel down through the rocky tunnel until it opens up into a huge undersea cavern.”

I race up out of the tunnel and lean into a roll, spinning the sub upside down and out of the way as the torpedo flies past me toward the distant surface of the water.”

Swish and I continue to sail west.”

The wreckage of Skeleton Reef flies by me on either side as the current pulls me down past the twisted remains of ships and along a winding sandy riverbed.”

The gray stone walls of the tunnel fly by in a seemingly unending blur.”

The fissure extends downward, hundreds of feet below the seafloor.”

Working as fast as I can, I hammer each piece of scrap metal into shape.”

I’m enveloped in blackness now, except for the glimmer of yellow-orange glowkelp bulbs along the wall of the trench, their lights streaking by me like shooting stars.”

Wake up, Dandelion,” my father calls to me.”

Friday, July 8, 2016

My Favorite Quotes/Lines - You Know Me Well

You Know Me Well by Nina LaCour and David Levithan

* Read via NetGalley for review

 “Just one sip,” he says. “If you don’t, it won’t be a toast. It’ll just be a burn piece of bread.”

“Technically true. But the thing about possibilities: There are some you want much more than others. Or only one you want much more than everything else.”

“The moral,” she says, “in case you haven’t come to it yourself, is that sometimes it’s enough just to put something out into the world.”

“I don’t even buy the potato chips for my own parties, so I can’t begin to know how to answer that question.”

“He puts down the tennis racket, as if doing this suddenly makes him serious. He’s looking at me like I’m a pet that’s gone feral.

And, fuck it, maybe I am.”

“Because I don’t want to be your wingman—I want to be your goddamn copilot.”

“Most lives are long, and most pain is short.”

“No,” he says again. “That’s your future self talking. Your grown-up, dumb-fuck self.”

“I don’t want to be a calendar if I’ll never get a date.”

“No way,” Katie said. “We’re a tricycle, and a tricycle goes nowhere without all three wheels.”

“We are no longer what we were. We are now what we’re going to be.”