Resuming Reviews!!!! List of Reviews Coming to the Blog this week!

Hey folks! Whew sorry it’s been so long since I’ve prepared a post!!! The start of the new year got the better of me but I am happy to report I am back in action! And yes, the pic up top is indeed a pic of a signed first edition hardback copy of The Fever Code by James Dashner who I’m sure most of you know is the author of my absolute fav series, The Maze Runner Trilogy!!!! Wicked is Good! I will always be a top fangirl for that series! This upcoming week, I’ll be doing several reviews on the blog including but not limited to:

  • The Pastel Effect by Arly Carmack
  • Blessing Of Luna by Blaise Ramsay
  • My Contrary Mary by Cynthia Hand, Brodi Ashton, and Jodi Meadows

So yes! It will be a very exciting week around here. I look forward to spending the week reviewing for you all! So stay tuned, and as always, happy reading! -Caroline

Happy Holidays Bookish Friends! Discussing what I got for Christmas, My new Goodreads Goal number for 2021 and More!

Hey there Bookish folks! Happy Holidays from my family to yours! My hubby ended up surprising me with the new book from Nora Roberts for Christmas of which I’ve already gotten through the prologue and part of the first chapter! It’s good. I don’t spoil it though. My GoodReads goal number for books that I was trying to read in 2020 was set low at 75 and as of today, I have made it to 70 thus far. This new year, my goal will be set at 201 books to be read and reviewed! One of my biggest goals is to read, review and blog more. Also I’d like to make progress on my own book series that I’m currently in the process of writing. Those are my main goals so far. Also I’d like to work on compiling that list of Asexual friendly books and blog them here. And as we enter this next year, one thing will be certain in these uncertain times for me. My love of books will always get me through. Until next time, happy reading-Caroline

Late Night Manga Hauls!

So yes! There was yet another late night manga haul of all really kinda older, more obscure manga series. I regret nothing. I am a manga/anime nerd/bibliophile and this is way as the Mandalorian would say. I’m building up my really classic, old manga series collection that I had when I was a lot younger. Still so much worth it to read these though. ThriftBooks is great for this type of stuff. Especially for companies who are no longer publishing in the U.S. It’s a really nice resource to find old nostalgic stuff. Fully intend to build up my library until there’s absolutely no more space on any of my bookshelves. But….There’s always more creative storage solutions for books. I think doing a post on creative storage solutions for books is definitely in the near future on here. So, with that said, are you guys manga readers? If so, what was your fav growing up and now? Did you change genres of manga subjects over time or discovered new ones that you now love? Lemme know. And until then, happy reading. -Caroline

Reading and TBR Updates: Thriftbooks Hauls so far, my hate for the Goodreads app etc. etc.

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Oh gosh guys. It’s another one of those posts where I go: Where do I start? Let’s see..What shall we talk about first? My Goodreads app rant? Let’s start there. I am SO fed up with the Goodreads app/site etc. It’s annoying the heck out of me and I’ve just about had it with it. So, I am exploring other options when it comes to apps/sites etc. that will keep track of my massive TBR pile, my reading, etc. That’s gonna be it for Goodreads app/site rant for now. Next up on the agenda to talk about: What I Currently Reading! Which is Cujo by Stephen King. Remember the other day when I mentioned I’d be starting with that? Well, it was indeed the first book from one of my many Thriftbook orders to come so I did start it and I’d have to say I think I’m in between pages 24-25 right now so not very far but certainly I can say it’s off to a good start. It’s definitely different than the movie which is my only experience with Cujo in general. I have never actually read any Stephen King books before and I figured this was a great one to start with. My mom is obsessed with the movie and she said that the book is definitely different, but worth a read. So, I am agreeing with her with the fact it is worth the read but I do caution you because it’s really, really, different in the way that it’s more in depth with characterizations, POV of everything a.k.a the dog has an actual POV and thought process that is stated admist what is happening, and also there’s like a million little side story arcs in it that are rather confusing to follow at times because I’m not entirely sure yet how it relates back to the main plot. Since I am probably not going to be using Goodreads anymore, we’re gonna come up with a different scale system when I rate books for now. So, I think for now we’ll do from 1 being really bad to 10 being really worth a read etc. I would rate this book so far maybe a 6 or 7/10 for now. I know I haven’t gotten very far but it’s definitely picking up as I turn each page. I’ll post updates later on in the week on how I’m doing and how much further I’ve progressed into the plot and such. Next up, we’re going to talk about the really long list so far of books that I’ve ordered from Thriftbooks to keep my sanity in this really hard time for all of us. The list is as follows:

  • Chicken Soup for the Soul: Curvy and Confident by Amy Newmark, Supermodel Emme and Natasha Stoynoff
  • Bare Bones: Conversations on Terror with Stephen King by Stephen King
  • Dark Lover: A Novel of the Black Dagger Brotherhood by J.R. Ward
  • Disney’s Fairytale Weddings by David Tutera
  • Chicken Soup for the Bride’s Soul
  • Shoestrology: Find Your Birthday Shoe by Tali Edut and Ophira Edut
  • Chicken Soup for the Shopper’s Soul
  • Chicken Soup for the Writer’s Soul
  • Chicken Soup for the College Soul
  • I Am Pusheen The Cat exclusive Edition
  • Mass Effect: Ascension book 2 in the Mass Effect light novels series
  • The Meg: Book 1 in the Meg Series by Steve Alten
  • Mary Jane: Part of the Marvel Comics prose Series by Judith O’Brien
  • Pet Sematary by Stephen King
  • Cujo by Stephen King

Long list. I know. It’s part of my daily budget though that each week I get three Thriftbook orders under 10 bucks. It’s something I do to keep myself sane. Pet Sematary and Cujo arrived the other day in one package and today I received Mass Effect: Ascension in another package. So we’ll see what comes next. Still gonna be working my way through Cujo and then maybe wander over to the Mass Effect light novel series because I now have books one and two. I”m not really gonna try and multitask with my reading goals this Fall because I’m also in school at the same time. So, with that said, I am going to be just taking basically, one book at a time. One post at a time. One day at a time. In other news, school’s going pretty well. I’ve had some slight setbacks so far but I’m doing pretty good with it for the most part. Life is a little on the rocky side due to some more personal issues and situations. But, books keep me sane. This blog and you all keep me sane. So, yay. Now, until the next time, I hope you have a wonderful time reading whatever it is your reading, and I will post again soon. -Caroline