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Book Tag : Spooky Scary Book Tag

Hello Creatures!

I know, it’s been a hot minute. Let me tell you why. Well, I am apparently still getting back into the mindset that I own rabbits. Because this dummy left her computer charger on the floor, and if you know anything about rabbits, they really like to chew, cords are their favourites. So I haven’t had a computer. And just things are popping up and money needs to go there instead of a new charger so that’s whats been happening. However, I went to my moms and my sister is up north and happened to leave her laptop unlocked and on the table so here I am taking this opportunity !! Since I haven’t posted anything Halloween and it is my favourite I thought I would do the Spooky Scary Book Tag ! Lets get into it !

1) What goes bump in the night? Name a book that has legitimately scared you while reading it. 

So I feel like some people might judge me for this because it isn’t that scary of a book but it contains demons and those are my biggest fear! And that book is Ouija by Katherine Turner. This book did give me the spooks.

2) Jack O’ Lanterns and classic costumes: A book you always reach for during Halloween time.

This book I actually just recently read, and that is Through The Woods by Emily Carroll. I loved this book and have actually since picked it up again! It’s the perfect book to settle down on a chilly day with and just read and drink a pumpkin spice latte.

3) Black cats and magic mirrors: A book you love that is laced with superstition and/or magic.

I am going to go with Miss Peregrine’s for this. That series is full of magic and all that fun stuff. img_2254

4) Witch’s Brew: Favourite witch character in any book/series.

I think this one is no surprise, and that is Morgan Rowlands for the Sweep series by Cate Tiernan. I think Morgan is just such a loveable character.

5) Ghouls and ghosts: A book that still haunts you to this day (good or bad)

This book just makes me love the band and even though they broke up when the lead singer wrote this it for sure brought closure to fans all around and I still think about the difference the band and Gerard made in my life. And that book is,  The True Lives of The Fabulous Killjoys by Gerard Way

6) Haunted graveyard: You’re all alone in a haunted graveyard, you get ONE book to give you comfort, which is it?

Divergent.

7) The undead: Favourtie supernatural creatures to read about (i.e vampires, zombies, werewolves)

It’s a two-way tie between witches and vampires. I love them both.

8) In the dead of night: Pick a book with a black cover.

My cover of Stephen King’s “It”. IMG_7310.JPG

Well, that is my tag. I don’t have time to tag anyone but if you would like to do it, then boom! I tag you ! Hope you enjoyed and let me know your favourite Halloween read.

Love&Rockets

Shi

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Coffee Chat: BIG news, new additions?!

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Hello Creatures !!

I hope everyone is well and reading all the good books! Today I have some kinda big news, it’s not book related but if you like cute things then defiantly stay !

So it’s been hard since I have lost my bunny Spooky. I knew as soon as I fell in love with him that I had been converted into a bunny person, and that I would have more bunnies in the future and I would always own them. That being said Spooky’s death was very very very heart breaking. But the type of bunny he was (lionhead) I had fell in love with. His temperament and just personality was very much a characteristic commonly found in the breed, so I think I’ll always own lionheads.

I decided that my next bunny was going to be an all white lionhead with blue eyes. I was more then okay to wait until that perfect bunny came into the shelter, since I am very “adopt don’t shop” kind of person. I knew it would be a while, and that was more then okay with me because I was still grieving. Well low and behold I get a text from the women who runs the small animal department in the shelter and she tells me they had a bunny give birth to three white lionhead mix babies. So she asked if I would be interested and I said no way. Well then she sent my updated pictures, and the two girls they wanted to go together and both… had blue eyes. So I said I would go see them, see if I like there personalities and if I feel okay with being around bunnies. Well I went and I really loved them. They were these small little fulffy jelly beans. img_7164

Since they were not old enough to be without mom, that did give me a few weeks to adjust and think about it because at that point I was feeling very guilty and had a lot of voices telling me how I was replacing Spooky and all that. So it was not looking too promising. But then I feel into old habbits, relapsed in some and at that point I decided I needed to do this for myself. If having bunnies made me feel like I had a purpose then I needed to do what I was ready to do.

And so that brings us to this. Welcome Shark (the great white, haha) and Beluga. they are lionhead mixes, although obviously Beluga got more lionhead then Shark did but thats okay they are both very very cute. Beluga is my snuggler. She loves to hunker down and really get snuggly. While Shark is very adventurous loves to run and play, she will cuddle but defiantly likes to be the out going one. Having two this time I was scared I was going to have a favourite, but that has not happened !! They are currently almost 4 months old. I rescued them so they will be spayed. Because they aren’t spayed yet their litter habbits aren’t the best, they aren’t horrible but not free roam stage yet. I will free rang them once the litter skills improves and hopefully they will be sleeping with me haha. It’s been a little hard I still miss Spooky and our connection but I’m still getting to know the new bunnies and in time we will form a bond. img_7163

So that’s my big news, a little bit of a reading update, I’ve been SOOOO into reading “It” and am loving it ! Might have it done before Halloween. I am also about half was through “Girl In Pieces”, so thats my reading update and big news!

What’s new with you?! Let me know !!

Love&Rockets

Shi

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Book Review: The Princess Saves Herself in This One by Amanda Lovelace

Hello Creatures !

I feel like it’s been a while since I’ve done review! But thats okay because thats why we are here today ! To get my Goodreads count a bit up I picked up a poetry book which is “The Princess Saves Herself in This One by Amanda Lovelace. And so thats what this review will be on today. As always this will be a spoiler free review.

Author : Amanda Lovelace

Genre : Poetry

Publisher : Andrews McMeel Publishing

Edition : Paperback

Rating : 5 Stars

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First off, this book does have a lot of triggers, and they are listed by the author at the beging of the book so if you have triggers be aware of that. However I didn’t think the triggers where as in your face as some other poetry books I’ve read. Also this review may be short due the fact I loved it way to much and have nothing bad to say about it at all.

That being said, I loved this book. The writing was just so gorgeous. This book will break your heart, put it back together, break it again, and then put it back together, but with it feeling more complete. I found the poems were so relateable and really could touch anyone.

This does go very much into Lovelace’s life and personal experience with childhood abuse and losing a sister, and although I’ve been through one, she writes in a way where you feel the loss of a sister. You can feel the heartbreak and the sock and everything that comes with grief.

Her writing and the way she creates is so mind blowing and yet it’s one of those books  you will remember. I really loved this book and if you are searching for a book that will make you cry but then make you feel like you can take on the world, pick this book up !!

There’s nothing bad I can say about this book, other then I wish I would have picked it up sooner.

Let me know if you’ve read this book and what your thoughts were !

Love&Rockets

Shi

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Monthly TBR's

TBR : The Rest of September

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Hello Creatures !

It’s a half way through the month and I’m just posting the TBR… whoops.  Well I have read 1 book and want to try to finish two others, as well as start one. Let get into this.

The book I finished was Waking The Witch by Kelley Armstrong, and I hated it ! Nothing made sense it was boring random people kept coming out of no where, and there was so much missing in the back story. Well no wondering, its the 4th book in series. Yep I was that stupid, hahaha! So once I have books read and can buy some I think I might give the series ago. The back stories seemed interesting which is why I was so frustrated I wasn’t getting to know any of it. And the main character was very likeable.

The first book I want to finish is Girl In Pieces by Kathleen Glasgow. I have started this, I am enjoying it and I am really excited to review it for you guys !!

 

Next I recently bought Princess Saves Herself In This One by Amanda Lovelace. I’ve heard very good things about this book.

And last but certainly not least I want to start It by Stephen King. I’ve really wanted to get to this book, and I want to read it by Halloween, so if I read at least 25 pages a day I will have it complete by then !

It would also be nice to finish Crooked Kingdom by Leigh Bardugo, so we will see if I have the mind set and attention to read finish it this month.

Well thats what I’ll be reading this month ! Let me know if you have read any of these and what you thought !

Love&Rockets

Shi

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Monthly Wrap Ups

Wrap Up : July and August 2017

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Hello Creatures !!

Since July was a horrible month I really wasn’t up for posting a wrap up but it was an alright reading month! August on the other hand was not. July I had read 3 books and August I have read 1. I am 5 books behind on my challenge but fall is coming and I find I read more during fall. So lets get into it!

In July I started off with Elsa And Her Monsters by Francesca Zappia. I  read this while on vacation, and LOVED it! I highly recommend this book to everyone.  I gave this book 5/5 stars.

Next on vacation I read Everything Leads to You by Nina Lacour. After reading We Are Okay by her I had to pick up another one of her books and just like that one, I really enjoyed this one. I thought it was different from the cookie cutter YA contemporary. I gave this book 4/5 stars.

I also picked up a graphic novel, Through The Woods by Emily Carrol. I loved this book it is super spooky and very creative. The art work and the stories are so enjoyable and different from anything else. I gave this book 5/5 stars.

Thats all for July, now August was a bit of a flop, I read one book, and that was The Outsiders by S.E Hilton. Of course I love this book, it was a re read and I will always love this book. 5/5 stars.

Well those are all my recent reads. I am currently reading Waking The Witch by Kelley Armstrong, along with Girl In Pieces by Kathleen Glasgow. I am trying to get into Crooked Kingdom, but I really wanna be 100% focused and out of this slump before I dive back into that book.

Well I hope you guys are well, and reading lots  !

Love&Rockets

Shi

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Book Haul: July 2017

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Hello Creatures !

First and for most I want to thank everyone who commented on the post about Spooky. It’s been super hard but I’m coping every day and the more time that come between us the more his memories become a comfort.

I’m kinda back, haha. A lot is still going on and theres things up in the air, I’m thinking of leaving tattooing to pursue a career in animal care. But nothing is official so I’m not gonna say for sure whats going on. But back to the point of this post, I have a book haul! Some of these books I got months ago others just yesterday so it says July but really it’s all over the months.

I’ll start with the newest ones. Yesterday I went into my local book store and the first place I go is right to the “sale” section, so I’m pondering around it and I see The Luminaries by Eleanor Catton. I’ve heard good things about this book and it has also won an award so I grabbed it. May I mention for the hardback it was on sale for $5!! That same time I also bought Girl in Pieces by Kathleen Glasgow. I’m in need of a book that I will be able to relate to, and I know this will be one of those books. I also got from the bookstore Through the Woods by Emily Carroll.

Next I somehow found myself in Book Outlet. And I actually found a lot of books that I’ve been wanting but jut keeping my eyes out for them on Book Outlet to buy them cheap. And the first book I found that I’ve been on the hunt for is Tales of The Peculair by Ransom Riggs. I read the Miss P books and really enjoyed them so I’ve been meaning to get my hands on this one. The next book I found was The Diabolical by S.J Kincaid. And the last book I found I was very happy about, even though I haven’t read the first book yet I also got that one at Book Outlet so finding the second one for the same price was awesome. And that book was Windwitch by Susan Dennard.

Last but not least I was in a thrift store, and it’s a rule to always look at the book in there, so I’m looking through and then I found it. I found Island of The Aunts  !! I am so excited to give this a read.

I hope this is the start of my return. I have been reading and have some books to get reviewed but I thought I would start with something a little more fun. Hope your month has been well.  

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Shi

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Book Review: Through The Woods by Emily Carroll

Hello Creatures !

Theres nothing like a book review ! I just finished probably now on my top 5 favourite graphic novel list, and that book is “Through the Woods” by Emily Carroll.

Author: Emily Carroll

Genre: Horror/Graphic Novel

Publisher: Simon & Schster

Edition:  Softcover, owned

Rating: 5 stars

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Synopsis

‘It came from the woods. Most strange things do.’

Five mysterious, spine-tingling stories follow journeys into (and out of?) the eerie abyss.

These chilling tales spring from the macabre imagination of acclaimed and award-winning comic creator Emily Carroll.

Come take a walk in the woods and see what awaits you there…

My Experience

Wow guys.. I think this for sure takes a second place for my favourite graphic novels. I loved everything about this book. The artwork is amazing, the writing is amazing, this book is just amazing.

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I saw some reviews from trusted booktubers and a lot of them did say it was very spooky and that it did give them the chills. So that made me a little scared to pick it up because I do scare easily, but luckily for me it wasn’t the type of creepy to really scares me enough. Don’t get me wrong there was one story where I found myself looking behind me and feeling a bit spooked but it won’t keep me up at night. And for me thats a good thing, I get very little sleep as is haha. Plus when a book scares me like that it makes me put off reading it.

The stories themselves are very different, and they are pretty gory so if you are sensitive to that maybe steer clear of this one. The writing is very flowing and almost more of a poem then a book, but it’s very well done. I was kinda iffy that this was a short story collection kind of graphic novel, I haven’t read something like that and thought that it might destroy my interest, but I really enjoyed that element of this book.

The artwork is very well done. I loved the use of complementary colours and  really playing up opposite sides of the colour wheel. I thought that it made the images pop and really gave them life. The artwork much like the stories are very haunting and will be in your mind even after you have finished the book.

I can’t say I have a favourite story I really did enjoy them all. I thought they all had very unique elements to them and usually with short stories I find that two stories are always a like but not with this book. Each story really did shine and were all different from each other. download (2)

I loved this book. I thought it was the perfect spooky read for when you like reading something bizarre but also wanna sleep at night. I think this is the perfect bonfire, mid October read and will for sure be adding it to me October/Halloween reads.

I hope you enjoyed this review. I really loved this book and would very much recommend to graphic novel fans, or if you are just getting started in graphic novels, its very easy to follow and I think you would enjoy it. Let me know your thoughts and if you have read this book.

Love&Rockets

Shi

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