Currently Reading

Since the beginning of this year…okay, lets be honest here, more like December, I haven’t read a single book. Every time I tried to pick up a book, nothing would hold my attention. I decided to just wait until I get back into the reading mood. And I finally have been getting into that mood.

I finally picked up a book. My first read of the year is The Wedding Date by Jasmine Guillory. I thought this would be the perfect ‘getting back into reading’ book because it seems like it’ll be a light, cute, and quick read. Which are the perfect books to get back into reading with. I’m not that far into it, but so far I am enjoying it. So we’ll see how it goes.

Agreeing to go to a wedding with a guy she gets stuck with in an elevator is something Alexa Monroe wouldn’t normally do. But there’s somethi33815781ng about Drew Nichols that’s too hard to resist.

On the eve of his ex’s wedding festivities, Drew is minus a plus one. Until a power outage strands him with the perfect candidate for a fake girlfriend…

After Alexa and Drew have more fun than they ever thought possible, Drew has to fly back to Los Angeles and his job as a pediatric surgeon, and Alexa heads home to Berkeley, where she’s the mayor’s chief of staff. Too bad they can’t stop thinking about the other…

They’re just two high-powered professionals on a collision course toward the long distance dating disaster of the century–or closing the gap between what they think they need and what they truly want…

 

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K-Dramas!

In the middle of December(2017), I started watching K-dramas for the first time. I’ve heard of them before, but they never really interested me. Then one night, I decided to give it a shot. I figured what the hell, right? Oh man, I didn’t know what I was getting into.

The very first K-drama that I watched was Boys Over Flowers. Now when I started this, it was definitely a different experience. I had no idea what I was getting into. Honestly, I wasn’t in love with this drama, but I did find myself invested, and wanting to know how it would end. And by the end, I found myself wanting more. 612a03fc078a04875ed00c5a2c6f5cac

Then I was recommended The Heirs. I started this show and was instantly hooked. Way more than I was with Boys Over Flowers. I found myself so invested in the story and the characters. And when I finished The Heirs, that was it. I knew I was screwed. I knew that I was going to be sucked into the world of K-Dramas for awhile. And I was right. Since then I’ve watched about 10 K-Dramas.

The dramas that I’ve watched so far include:

  • Boys Over Flowers
  • The Heirs
  • Oh My Ghostess
  • Lets Fight Ghost
  • Goblin
  • Master’s Sun
  • Fight My Way
  • Legend of the Blue Sea
  • Marriage, Not Dating
  • 1% of Something
  • Strong Woman Bo Bong-Soon

I plan to make a list of my absolute favorite K-Dramas that I’ve watched. I would love to know your favorites, or some recommendations.

Book Haul

 

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Interview with the Vampire by Anne Rice. This book was free at my thrift store so I definitely had to pick it up! It has been quite some time since I’ve read a vampire book.

You by Caroline Kepnes. I’ve heard really great things about this story, and when I found it for only $1, I couldn’t pass it up.

Turtles All the Way Down by John Green. Of course I had to get his newest book! I’m very excited to get to this!

Murder on tbookcoverhe Orient Express by Agatha Christie. I checked this one out from my library. I wanted to see the movie, but of course had to read the book first.

Passengers by Alexandra Bracken. This is another book that I checked out from my library. I really enjoyed Alexandra Brackens The Darkest Minds trilogy, so I’ve been wanting to read her next story.Interview with the Vampire

These Broken Stars by Amie Kaufman and Meagan Spooner. This is the last book I checked out from the library. Again another one I’m excited to read!

Book Review- In the Afterlight

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Author- Alexandra Bracken
Pages- 535
Rating-  3.3 out of 5
Companion/Sequel/Other- Third and final book!

WARNING! WARNING! WARNING! MAJOR SPOILERS AHEAD! ONLY READ IF YOU’VE FINISHED THIS BOOK!

If you saw my review for Never Fade, then you would know I really enjoyed (almost)everything about that book, except for Ruby. The same goes for this book, except now you can add Ruby and Cole to the mix. I’ll start off with what I didn’t liked about this book.

Ruby and Cole- I can’t explain to you how much these two frustrated me in this story. Now i can’t deny that these two work well together, but that’s because they’re so similar. To me that was a bad thing. They both want the same thing, to free the camps, but they wanted to go about it by fighting and killing, which, yes, there was obviously going to be a lot of that, but they wouldn’t even listen to anyone else’s ideas. They just shut down anyone’s plan. Also, these two had so many secrets from everyone, it pissed me off. Every other word from them was “you can’t tell anyone”, “no one else can know” “this stays between us”. DaScalyWealthyAmericancrocodile-max-1mbmn, it frustrated me to know end.

What pissed me off the most, was the way Ruby and Cole treated Liam. Talking down to him, treating him like he’s useless, like he can’t fight, or help. He freaking escaped from a camp, survived on the run, and took care of Chubs and Zu. Now, what? He can’t do anything? I don’t think so!

COMMUNICATION- Oh my god! This is what made me want to throw this book across my room. Except, I was reading on my ereader, and I couldn’t do that, but I was tempted. As I said before, so many secrets were kept from one another. If they just talked to each other, told each other the truth, so much could have been avoided!

Moving on to what I liked about this book:

Plot- I really liked where this story started off, and was tenorheading. As with the rest of these books, this one had a lot of surprises. I enjoyed seeing them finally work out a plan to free the kids from the camps and expose the truth. I can’t even begin to imagine how hard it must be to wrap up a series, but I felt this one did a decent job. I didn’t even see the big twist coming: Clancy was controlling Ruby! What the actual hell?

Characters- As always, I loved the characters. I said it before, and I’ll say it again. These characters are fun, strong, badass, and real. I loved seeing all these characters that we know and love come together and work towards a common goal. People who you’d think wouldn’t work well together, surprisingly did. Also SUZUME was back! YESSSSS!

Ruby and Liam- Now as frustrated as Ruby was, I do have to say, I really loved her when she was with Liam. I adored all the Ruby and Liam scenes. These two, for all the flaws, are perfect for one another.

Chubs and Vida- This was just EVERYTHING! I have nothing else to say but that!

Cole’s death- I don’t know how I feel about it. To be honest, I didn’t really like Cole that much. I mean,tenorbb I didn’t hate him, but I also didn’t care much for him and I think most of that had to do with the way he treated Liam. I did feel sad about his death though, mainly because of Liam. I mean, Liam had just found out about Cole being a Red. I really thought they were on there way to fixing there relationship, but then he dies? Are you kidding me? I would’ve loved to have watched Liam and Cole get there relationship back. I could’ve seen myself growing to really like Cole.

So those are my thoughts on In the Afterlight by Alexandra Bracken. Let me know what you thought about the conclusion below!

3 Days, 3 Quotes- Day 3

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I wasn’t tagged by anyone specifically, although I saw this on My Tiny Obsessions page, and I thought it would be fun to do! Especially since I’ve been gone for over four months, I thought this would be fun as a getting-back-into-blogging post! This is the 3 Days 3 Quotes Challenge. 

THE RULES:

  1. Thank the person who nominated you.
  2. Post a quote for 3 consecutive days (1 quote for each day)
  3. Nominate three new bloggers each day! (If you’re reading this, and want to do it, go right ahead! I tag you!

“And people like you are the reason we have middle fingers.”

Never Fade by Alexandra Bracken

3 Days, 3 Quotes- Day 2

3days3quoteschallenge

I wasn’t tagged by anyone specifically, although I saw this on My Tiny Obsessions page, and I thought it would be fun to do! Especially since I’ve been gone for over four months, I thought this would be fun as a getting-back-into-blogging post! This is the 3 Days 3 Quotes Challenge. 

THE RULES:

  1. Thank the person who nominated you.
  2. Post a quote for 3 consecutive days (1 quote for each day)
  3. Nominate three new bloggers each day! (If you’re reading this, and want to do it, go right ahead! I tag you!

“…anyone who thinks one book has all the answers hasn’t read enough books.”

Saga, Vol.6- Brian K. Vaughan; Fiona Staples

3 Days, 3 Quotes- Day 1

3days3quoteschallenge

I wasn’t tagged by anyone specifically, although I saw this on My Tiny Obsessions page, and I thought it would be fun to do! Especially since I’ve been gone for over a four months, I thought this would be fun as a getting-back-into-blogging post! This is the 3 Days 3 Quotes Challenge.

THE RULES:

  1. Thank the person who nominated you.
  2. Post a quote for 3 consecutive days (1 quote for each day)
  3. Nominate three new bloggers each day! (If you’re reading this, and want to do it, go right ahead! I tag you!)

“We all change the world, with every day of living in it,” Magnus said. “You just have to decide HOW you want to change the world.”

Tales From the Shadowhunter Academy by Cassandra Clare