Saturday, October 13, 2018

Mangathon (Oct) TBR

Mangathon 2018 - October
Trick or Treat

1. Creepy or Fluffy
Tokyo Ghoul v.7  | Ao Haru Ride v1

2. Fantasy or Contemporary
Miyuki-chan in Wonderland  |  Skip Beat v.1

3. Read by Candlelight or Sunshine
NGE: Campus Apocalypse v.1  |  Black Cover v.1

4. Dark Cover or Bright Cover
Future Diary v.1  |  Blue Exorcist v.15

5. Shounen or Shoujo
Deathnote v.1  |  Strobe Edge v.1

6. New to You or Old Fave
Ajin v.1  |  Say I Love You v.16


Wednesday, October 3, 2018

Small Spaces Book Blog Tour

Title: Small Spaces
Author: Katherine Arden
Rating:  5/5


BOOK DESCRIPTION 


After suffering a tragic loss, eleven-year-old Ollie only finds solace in books. So when she happens upon a crazed woman at the river threatening to throw a book into the water, Ollie doesn't think--she just acts, stealing the book and running away. As she begins to read the slender volume, Ollie discovers a chilling story about a girl named Beth, the two brothers who both loved her, and a peculiar deal made with "the smiling man," a sinister specter who grants your most tightly held wish, but only for the ultimate price. 

Ollie is captivated by the tale until her school trip the next day to Smoke Hollow, a local farm with a haunting history all its own. There she stumbles upon the graves of the very people she's been reading about. Could it be the story about the smiling man is true? Ollie doesn't have too long to think about the answer to that. On the way home, the school bus breaks down, sending their teacher back to the farm for help. But the strange bus driver has some advice for the kids left behind in his care: "Best get moving. At nightfall they'll come for the rest of you." Nightfall is, indeed, fast descending when Ollie's previously broken digital wristwatch, a keepsake reminder of better times, begins a startling countdown and delivers a terrifying message: RUN. 

Only Ollie and two of her classmates heed the bus driver's warning. As the trio head out into the woods--bordered by a field of scarecrows that seem to be watching them--the bus driver has just one final piece of advice for Ollie and her friends: "Avoid large places. Keep to small." 
And with that, a deliciously creepy and hair-raising adventure begins.



AUTHOR BIO:
Born in Austin, Texas, Katherine Arden spent a year of high school in Rennes, France. Following her acceptance to Middlebury College in Vermont, she deferred enrollment for a year in order to live and study in Moscow. At Middlebury, she specialized in French and Russian literature. After receiving her BA, she moved to Maui, Hawaii, working every kind of odd job imaginable, from grant writing and making crêpes to guiding horse trips. Currently she lives in Vermont, but really, you never know.



SCHEDULE


WEEK ONE
September 17 – Books and Blends – Review
September 18 – Read Forevermore – Creative Instagram Picture
September 19 – Adventures thru Wonderland – Review
September 20 – Bookish Realm Reviews – Playlist
September 21 – Thindbooks – Creative Instagram Picture
WEEK TWO
September 24 – Polish & Paperbacks – Book Inspired: Nails
September 25 – Lacey Does Lit – Review
September 26 – Inkandpaperwanderlust – Book Aesthetic
September 27 – YA and Wine – Review + Listicle
September 28 – Because Reading is Better than Real Life – Review

WEEK THREE
October 1 – Elegancess – Review
October 2 – Teachers Who Read – Playlist
October 3 – Fyrekatz Blog – Review

 My Review: This is the most spookiest Middle Grade book I've ever read. But the story and characters were so good that I couldn't out it down or stop reading it. Thank you to the publishers for sending me an arc and I will definitely be reading more of Katherine Arden's books! Like read soon. I don't think I have anything negative to say about this book. The story moved pretty good and there weren't any slow parts and characters did learn from things so I give this a 5/5 stars. Yes I loved it.

Monday, October 1, 2018

Arctober2018

Yes and with all the readathons I'll be doing this one too! Rules and Info

Oh k hmmmm I do have The Call as an arc so that should be my first one!

1. The Call by: O'Guilin

2. Legion (sampler) by: Brandon Sanderson

3. The Turnkey of the Highgate Cemetery by: Allison Rushby

4. Lies you never Told Me by: Jennifer Donaldson

5. Sky in the Deep by: Adrienne Young

Monday, September 24, 2018

Grinchathon / Dinoathon 2018

Both are Sept 23rd to 29th/30th

Grinchathon (Round 4)


1. Short Reads - Salem Hyde v.1 by: Frank Cammuso

2. Halloween - Small Spaces by: Katherine Arden

3. Pictures - Flying Witch v.6 by: Chihiro Ishizuka

4. Children's/Middle Grade - Small Spaces by: Katherine Arden

5. Already Started - Small Spaces by: Katherine Arden

6. Non- Fiction - Dinosaur Amigurumi by: Justyna KaCprzak

7. Diversity - Jurassic Park by: Michael Cricton

Dinoathon (hosted by me!)


1. Raptor - Read a quick read or scary read. Small Spaces by: Katherine Arden

2. Pterodactyl - Pick a Book about Flying.Dinosaur Amigurumi by: Justyna KaCprzak it had flying dinos in it!

3. Creatures that shouldn't be. (challenge idea from Mallory @ thehauntedreadingroom on GRs.

4. Diplodocus - Read a book that's been on your TBR a long time.

5. TRex - Read a book that is a tome (over 500 pages)

Extra Credit - Watch a movie or a tv series that deals with dinosaurs in some way!

Group Read - Jurassic Park by: Michael Cricton 

Saturday, September 15, 2018

Flying Witch, Volume 5

Title: Flying Witch, Volume 5
Author: Chihiro Ishizuka
Rating: 4/5

Description: Makoto gets her first official job request from a Society Witch, and while the job seems mundane at first, a bit of immature magic makes for an unexpected situation. Makoto uses the payment from the job to buy a magical item that reveals the invisible. Chinatsu’s gift from Beachy starts to wreak havoc, until it’s reduced to a form that lets her use a spell... 

My Review: A cute lil series about a witch in training as she lives with normal humans... sort of like Kiki's Delivery Service!

Friday, September 14, 2018

Drink Me!

Title: Drink Me: Curious Cocktails from Wonderland
Author: Nick Perry
Rating: 4/5

Description:
reat adventures often start with a drink—including Alice’s expedition down the rabbit hole, which began with a sip of a curiously labelled tipple. Drink Me invites you to do the same; learn how to mix 20 cocktails that will fill you with wonder and childish glee at the surreal flavor combinations, while amassing the perfect selection of drinks for your own spirit-soaked Mad Hatter's tea party.
We have delved into the depths of the Pool of Tears in search of the most magical ingredients and sumptuous flavors, and after some sage advice from a helpful caterpillar, have compiled a list of recipes that would be regularly enjoyed by the inhabitants of Wonderland.

Drink Me includes concoctions for every palate and occasion, no matter your drinking predilection. Perfect pre-dinner aperitifs are in abundance, including The Queen of Hearts, a sweet, refreshing drink with bitter undertones, and Painting The Roses Red, a bubbly highball of sharp raspberry and gin flavors, softened with a hint of rose water.

We explore the hallucinogenic properties of Absinthe in our ode to the unknown, The Mushroom,a strong mix of aniseed, rose, and complex herbal flavors, while we reminisce over the taste of our childhood with drinks such as Bread and Butterfly Pudding and the Unbirthday Cake Martini. The Duchesses Soup is a refined take on the punch bowl, while we make a refreshing palate cleanser in the form of The Caucus Chaser, a sticky plum and chestnut sharpener low enough in alcohol that you can greedily gulp it without even a hint of regret.

Drink Me includes everything you need to know for throwing your own Alice in Wonderland–themed cocktail party, including cocktail party advice and techniques for mixing and decorating your drinks.

Put on your Cheshire grin and get ready to head down the rabbit hole with your copy of Drink Me in hand.


My Review: Who doesn't love a book about drinks and Alice in Wonderland... I loved looking at this book and every adult Alice fan should check it out!