It’s Tuesday…guess what that means

If you guessed another Top Ten Tuesday, you would be correct.

“Top Ten Tuesday was created by The Broke and the Bookish in June of 2010 and was moved to That Artsy Reader Girl in January of 2018. It was born of a love of lists, a love of books, and a desire to bring bookish friends together.” -That Artsy Reader Girl

This week’s theme is:

Character’s jobs you would want (for whatever reason like its cool of the boss is hot)

I had to dig deep for this one because I don’t have any of my already read books with me in my apartment.

  1. Charlie Weasley- I mean who wouldn’t want to be a dragon tamer. How fucking fun does that sound to be around dragons all day.
  2. Cormoran Strike- Being a detective sounds so cool (except for the almost dying every book part). Also, I would love to meet Robin. She is a girl boss.
  3. Severus Snape/Professor Slughorn- I would LOVE to be the potions teacher. I think I would excel at potions.
  4. Minerva McGonagall-As headmaster and transfiguration professor, I would love either position she held. Really anything in Hogwarts!
  5. Newt Scamander- I can’t remember if this is technically really a job, but caring for magical creatures sounds amazing.
  6. Celeana Sardothien- As an assassin, I think I would thrive. I am not a fan of killing people (not that I have done it), but I would love to be as badass as Celeana.

I couldn’t think of any more jobs I would love to be in. These are the ones that immediately came to my mind. They all seem so badass. I think they sound so exciting and thrilling.

But, I will definitely be staying on my career path. I am not a risk taker and all of these sound risky. 

As always, thanks for reading,

A Bookie

February: Where did it go?

Holy smokes.

This was literally the fastest month ever. I had no clue it was the end of the month until I woke up this morning and saw it was March.

WTF

But, I did not do a lot this month. I had no events this week. I mostly just worked on school like crazy. I went bridesmaid dress shopping for my friend’s wedding. I guess you could say that was my big event. Also, I went camping with my neighbors at their little shack in the woods. It seemed like a horror movie, but I survived. I went home and saw my besties. Also, I had a photoshoot for my club in college. I have not gotten the photos back for them. I had my roommates go on a scavenger hunt in the snow.

In terms of books, I only finished one or two. I think I finished Lucy by Jamaica Kincaid this month. I also finished Uglies by Scott Westerfeld. But, I think for March I will be better, fingers crossed.

I watched a few movies and TV shows. Some of them I did reviews on like Winx and Enola Holmes. I also watched WandaVision, but I can’t say anything about it until the last episode comes out this week.

I wrote a few posts. In the last week, I only posted once so I felt like butt. But, it’s okay. I already have a good start on March.

These are my posts for February 2021:

Go check them out if you havent already!

I think this is where I am going to end this. I like to do these posts just to make the whole month come together and have a record of what I did in a month.

As always, thanks for reading,

A Bookie

Welp…

So this week was a total bust.

I had nothing to post this entire week. This post isn’t even going to be something for people to read more just me following my goal of posting once a week.

I have been having a hard time this month with my reading. I have only finished one book this month. I am currently reading three books and I just can’t seem to finish them. I also had no inspiration to write this week. So, I just needed to write something and so I am making this short post.

I could not think of anything to post this week. My normal posts of WWW and Top Ten Tuesday were a bust cause I didn’t know what to put for the topic for TTT. WWW would be the same for the past few weeks in a row. I think this weekend (hopefully but probably not) I want to just sit down and bust out a few posts to have on the back burner just in case I need them later.

I will say that I just finished Uglies by Scott Westerfeld. It was a really good book. I may or may not write a review about this. It is kind of old and was something popular when I was in middle school so I don’t think it is relevant enough to post about it anymore. But, who knows. If I cant come up with anything for next week I might.

Anyways, that is just how my week has been going. It’s been a pretty lazy month so I am trying to get back into the groove.

As always, thanks for reading,

A Bookie

Enola Holmes Review

Okay, this movie was epic.

(Also, I realize that this is short and most of my movie reviews are short. I just dont review movies often. I just need fillers for the week)

I loved it a lot. It has definetly inspired me to watch the Sherlock Holmes films now.

I loved the story in this movie. It was so adventurous. I was sitting on the edge of my seat for a lot of the movie. It was really interesting to be apart of the midn process that Enola was going on. I really like mystery adventure movies like this. I do not watch a lot of them though because I am mainly a book/tv show type of gal. I dont watch a lot of movies but that is what this year is about, expanding my horizons.

I loved the casting. Helena Bonham Carter is one of my most favorite actresses in the world. I thought she did amazing. I also think Millie Bobby Brown did a fantastic job. I loved her in Stranger Things but she doesnt talk much in Stranger Things but it was fun seeing her play this role. I thought she palys the part really well. She looks similar to Sherlock and Mycroft (Henry Cavill and Sam Clafin) that it made it so belivable that she was their sister. Louis Partridge did amazing too.

I really liked the ending. I think I could guess who it was after we met that certain character but it was still a good surprise in the end. I like when I cant guess the endings so this was nice. I wasn’t too shocked but I still was out of my chair when the certain person began walking down the hallway.

I think this movie is really great. If you havent watched it yet go watch it. I love it a lot. Tell me what you think below.

As always, thank you for reading,

A Bookie

Star Rating: 4.5

A Mardi Gras Themed Top Ten Tuesday!

“Top Ten Tuesday was created by The Broke and the Bookish in June of 2010 and was moved to That Artsy Reader Girl in January of 2018. It was born of a love of lists, a love of books, and a desire to bring bookish friends together.” -That Artsy Reader Girl

It is Tuesday my dudes.

And it seems like a pretty fun theme this week. We are choosing ten books with green, yellow, and purple covers in honor of Mardi Gras today!

I shall be picking form books on my TBR and from my read shelf on Goodreads. I did not put a lot of effort into this post. I am currently procrastinating homework when I write this so I am sorry.

Because You Love To Hate Me
Kingdom of Ash
The Maze Runner
Fablehaven: Secrets of the Dragon Sanctuary
Harry Potter and the Cursed Child
Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince
Heart of the Matter
The Hundred Lies of Lizzie Lovett
Heir of Fire
Wayfarer

Happy Mardi Gras!

As always, thanks for reading,

A Bookie

Fate: The Winx Saga Review

If you were a child duirng the 2000s-2010s you most likely watched Winx as a kid. It was a show about fairies at school. It was a dumb little kid show and it was great.

Well, incase you live under a rock and didn’t know, they made a live action remake of it. Now, I was a kid when I saw the Winx cartoon so I have no remembrance if it was similar to this or not.

But, I loved it.

I know a lot of critics about the show were that they over exagerrated being a teenager. Like there was one line about Sorting Hat quizzses that people hated. I dont see why anyone hated that. Like, do you not take sorting hat quizzzes?

It is exactly how 16-year-olds talk. I dont know what to tell you.

I loved it. All the characters were great. Bloom was well-casted and she did terrific. I really like the actor. I think the other girls were great too. If I am being honest I only remember one of there names and that was Terra. I loved Terra. She was so kind and had plants all over her room. Because of her, I went out today and bought two more plants for my room. Also, the male actors they had were very very attractive. Props to the casting director for their choices.

The plot was good. I wish that we had more episodes. I think the ending was great. Like not great, it was a bad thing that happened, but great because SEASON TWO BABY!!! I hate that Netflix only does like 6-10 episodes for each show they produce. Does anyone know why that is?

Anyways, the storyline was great. I think that it could have been better with more episodes because it would not have been so rushed but other than that it was fantastic. I cannot wait to see where they go with this next season.

I cannot really talk about what I want to talk about and keep it spoiler free so I am going to end it here. I hope that everyone goes out to watch it. If you have seen it let me know what you thought in the comments.

As always, thanks for reading,

A Bookie

Star Rating: 4

A Christmas Book Review? In February?

Goodreads

Book: Dash & Lily’s Book of Dares

Author: Rachel Cohn and David Levithan

Series: Dash & Lily, Book #1

Published by October 27th 2020 by Ember (first published October 26th 2010)

*the book photographed is not the same cover for the actual edition I read. I just like this cover more than the one I had when I was looing for my edition. But the published by is correct for what I read*

Genre: Romance, YA, Christmas vibes

Pages: 260

“’I’ve left some clues for you.
If you want them, turn the page.
If you don’t, put the book back on the shelf, please.’

So begins the latest whirlwind romance from the bestselling authors of Nick & Norah’s Infinite Playlist. Lily has left a red notebook full of challenges on a favorite bookstore shelf, waiting for just the right guy to come along and accept its dares. But is Dash that right guy? Or are Dash and Lily only destined to trade dares, dreams, and desires in the notebook they pass back and forth at locations across New York? Could their in-person selves possibly connect as well as their notebook versions? Or will they be a comic mismatch of disastrous proportions?

Rachel Cohn and David Levithan have written a love story that will have readers perusing bookstore shelves, looking and longing for a love (and a red notebook) of their own.” -Goodreads

My Review:

I did a thing that I hate doing.

I watched the show before I read the book. I know, right? YIKES.

That being said, I did not know that it was a book until I turned the show on. But, at that point I was already intrigued.

I mean, it included my favorite bookstore in the whole world, The Strand. How was I not supposed to watch it?

Since this book was originally published in 2010, I dont feel it is necessary for me to do a super in-depth review. I did want to review it because I was in desperate need for a post for the end of the week. I feel like I dont post enough.

But, oh well. Between college and work this blog is last place in importance. I think I am doing okay though. I have posted at least once a week this year I think which was my goal.

Okay sorry for not starting the review yet.

So the book. Very good.

It was super short, a cute little read. I was not surprised by much because I watched the show before.

A few of the plot points were different from the show. (SPOILERS FOR THIS PARAGRAPH JUST SKIP). I did not like the dog scene. It just seemed a little fake. I mean clearly it was. But, I did not like it. The show had a way cuter and dramatic ending. I did think the show’s ending was super rushed, but I liked it. The whole dog thing and the jail thing was weird. It was just one of those things annoyingly fake things that happen in YA novels. So I shouldn’t be mad. But, because I watched the show I had this expectation for a really romantic and surprising ending, and then everything was different.

I think that the characters were kind of undeveloped. They were kind of boring. Dash was way to grumpy all the time. I get that was his persona but there was hardly any moments where he seemed happy. Lily was either too happy and not weird enough. In the show she always more cool crazy clothes. That was like the whole point of the story was like they brought the best out of each other.

That being said I still loved this book. I liked the Christmas theme. I liked everything else that happened other than what I said in the last two paragraphs. I think the general plot was cute. I think that a bookstore romance was perfect for literally every book lover. I wish that I would find a red notebook from a man trying to find my love. I wouldn’t do it because I am not going to copy, but if someone else did that for me I would appreciate.

Okay, I am tired so I am going to end this review. I loved it a lot. I REALLY loved the show. I would recommend people go read both.

As always, thanks for reading,

A Bookie

Star Rating: 4.1

Top 5 Couples

While I wanted to do the WWW, it would exactly like last week because I have not finished anything yet.

So I am doing Top 5 Wednesday which is hosted by Goodreads.

This weeks topic is top 5 books couples.

1.) Harry and Ginny from the Harry Potter series.

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Could not find the artists username anywhere on the website I was on and I cannot really read the signature so if someone finds the person can you please let me know so I can link their socials 🙂

2.) Rowan and Aelin

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Art by _aniake.art_ which again this picture was not on her account so if you can find the account pls help a girl out

3) Simon and Baz (I have not read the second book so if there are any spoilers about this couple dont you dare say it)

4) Kate and August from This Savage Song and Our Dark Duet. I couldn’t find any fanart that I liked. And yes I shipped them.

5) Kenna and Duncan in the Doon series. I could not find any fanart AGAIN, so sorry…

As always, thanks for reading,

A Bookie

Ten Books About Love on my TBR

It is Tuesday.

That means it is time for another Top Ten Tuesday!

“Top Ten Tuesday was created by The Broke and the Bookish in June of 2010 and was moved to That Artsy Reader Girl in January of 2018. It was born of a love of lists, a love of books, and a desire to bring bookish friends together.” -That Artsy Reader Girl

So, it said Valentine’s freebie so I am taking to chance to talk about the books on my shelf that have romance or are romance novels.

First up is Midnight Sun by Stephanie Meyer. While it may not be 100% a romance book, it is a book about love. It also has red on the cover so it fits with the theme.

Midnight Sun (Twilight, #5)

Second is Dash and Lily’s Book of Dares by Rachel Cohn and David Leviathan. This is what I am going to be reading this week. I think that it is going to be a really cute book it read. I am very excited.

Dash & Lily's Book of Dares (Dash & Lily, #1)

Jane Eyre by Charlotte Bronte is the third book. Yes I haven’t read it yet, what about it?

Jane Eyre

To go along with above fourth and fifth are Pride and Prejudice by Jane Austen and Wuthering Heights by Emily Bronte.

Pride and Prejudice
Wuthering Heights

Sixth is The Princess Bride by William Goldman. This is sort of an important book for my family so I feel like it is very important to read this. I promise Grandmama and Grumpy that I will read it.

The Princess Bride

The Glittering Court by Richelle Mead is coming in at a hot seventh. The list is hard to make because I am just grabbing what I can off my TBR shelf. I am not sure if I am even getting romance books since I dont know what all of them are for.

The Glittering Court (The Glittering Court, #1)

Ride the Winter Wind by Christina Kingston is the eight book. I have never even heard of this book before but I got it in this bundle of used book from Half Price Books.

Ride the Winter Wind

Ninth is Fated by Alyson Noel. This was hard to find cause it looks like fantasy but then they synopsis mentions a boy so I am going to count this because my pickings are becoming slim.

Fated (Soul Seekers, #1)

And to end the list, I have to include Maas in here somehow so the entire ACOTAR series from A Court of Thornes and Roses, A Court of Mist and Fury, A Court of Wings and Ruins, and A Court of Frost and Starlight by Sarah J. Maas. (If anyone can tell me which order do I read ACOFAS in the series that would be great). Once I finish the ToG series, I will be beginning this series next.

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Anyways, I hope you guys all have a great week and fill it with love. Take extra time out of your day to show someone that you really care about them and they are special. Who knows who need to hear it.

As always, thanks for reading,

A Bookie

Down the TBR Hole: an old tag that I need to do

Down the TBR Hole is a meme created by Lia at Lost in a Story where we decide whether to keep or remove books on our TBR. I believe that someone else took over the tag but if someone could let me know that would be great.

Rules:

  • Go to your Goodreads to-read shelf.
  • Order on ascending date added.
  • Take the first 5 (or 10 if you’re feeling adventurous) books
  • Read the synopses of the books
  • Decide: keep it or should it go?

Now, I have never gone through my Goodreads shelf and deleted anything. Before doing this, I have 604 books on my TBR. Some of them books that I just saw people read and added them to my list. So this is going to be interesting.

The Magicians (The Magicians, #1)
Keep
The Selection (The Selection, #1)
Keep
The Summer of Chasing Mermaids
Keep
Hello, I Love You
Keep
The Night We Said Yes (The Night We Said Yes, #1)
Keep
How to Start a Fire
Keep
I Was Here
Keep
Love the One You're With
Keep
The Notebook (The Notebook, #1)
Keep
The Fill-In Boyfriend
Keep

So these are my first ten. I did not include the synopsis in these because I realized that the post would be way too long. I obviously am keeping them all. I felt like this was a little bad but its not my fault I chose great books.

Anyways, this was supposed to be a short simple posts just to post something today. I plan on doing more of these. But, I was so tired writing this that I will write more later.

As always, thank you for reading,

A Bookie