Posted in Miscellaneous

Three Quotes in Three Days – DAY THREE (I FAILED)

I failed this book tag.

Just. How? It was the easiest book tag (not that I have much experience with book tags). Just post three quotes in three days. I mean, look at the rules.

THE RULES

  • Thank the person who nominated you.
  • Post a quote (each) for three consecutive days. (*bangs head against table*)
  • Nominate three bloggers each day.

Well, here’s the last quote. Over a week late, but it’s here. Thanks again to Sanjula and Reet @ The Blue Moon Archives for nominating me.

The Quote:

“It takes ten times as long to put yourself back together as it does to fall apart.”

– Suzanne Collins, Mockingjay

Destroying things is so much easier than making them. It’s just a fact of life. And I know variations of this quote exist in like, every book ever, but this book was the first one where I encountered it. (I was not a well-read person back then. I’m still not.) So it stuck with me.

Now for the nominations:

Lola @ Hit or Miss Books

canadamatt @ Book Reviews to Ponder

Samantha @ Samantha the Reader

Have fun with this tag! (Don’t fail it like I did!)

Posted in Miscellaneous

Three Quotes in Three Days – DAY TWO

It’s Day Two of the book tag. Once again, thanks so much to Sanjula and Reet @ The Blue Moon Archives for nominating me!

THE RULES

  • Thank the person who nominated you.
  • Post a quote (each) for three consecutive days.
  • Nominate three bloggers each day.

The Quote:

“I make a decision to give up on everything: finding Alex, finding another job, the meaning of life. Just give me that sweet fried dough.”

Jenn Bennett, Alex, Approximately

Continue reading “Three Quotes in Three Days – DAY TWO”

Posted in Miscellaneous

Three Quotes in Three Days – DAY ONE

I’ve somehow been nominated for a book tag! AHHH!!! Thanks so much Sanjula and Reet @ The Blue Moon Archives for nominating me! (You guys should check out their blog, it’s amazing and they’re hilarious.)

I’m so excited because this is literally the first book tag I’ve been nominated for. But I didn’t know what book tags were when I got nominated. I was like “Huh?” and had to do extensive Internet research before I really got it and felt like I could do this without messing up.

(Or at least, that’s my excuse for why I took so long to do this after I got nominated.)

Anyway, moving on. Continue reading “Three Quotes in Three Days – DAY ONE”

Posted in My Writing Chronicles

June Writing Goals

I’ve recently decided that I’m lazy. So in order to prevent my extremely lazy self from doing nothing but stare at a wall this summer, I decided action must be taken.

I’m setting goals for myself. And in order to ensure I actually accomplish them, I’m announcing them and hoping that by announcing them, I will actually motivate myself to do them. Things I’m hoping I’ll do are: read the many books I have but haven’t read yet (I’m terrible) and finish my WIP. But it’s the latter I’m more focused on.

Last month, I told myself “You will finish your book by the middle of June.” That means that in 3 days, I’m supposed to be done with my Work-In-Progress (WIP). And things have not gone…well, not gone according to plan. *sighs* Continue reading “June Writing Goals”

Posted in 4 Stars, Book Reviews, Reviews, Young Adult Book Reviews

Murder on the Orient Express (Hercule Poirot #10) by Agatha Christie

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Title: Murder on the Orient Express (Hercule Poirot #10)
Author: Agatha Christie
Published: October 10th 2017 by William Morrow Paperbacks (first published 1926)
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(Image and information via Goodreads. Blurb found on back of book cover.)

★★★★ – 4 star

This book is a masterpiece of a mystery.

I can honestly say that I did not expect that ending. Because whoa. Until the very end, about like ten pages to the big revelation, things started coming together and I finally figured it out. But Mr. Hercule Poirot was just like “I’ve actually known for quite some time loser.

Continue reading “Murder on the Orient Express (Hercule Poirot #10) by Agatha Christie”

Posted in 3 Stars, Book Reviews, Reviews, Young Adult Book Reviews

Batman: Nightwalker (DC Icons #2) by Marie Lu

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Title: Batman: Nightwalker (DC Icons #1)
Author: Marie Lu
Published: January 2nd 2018 by Random House Books for Young Readers
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(Blurb, image, and information via Goodreads)

★★★– 3 stars

I was really excited for this book. I mean, Batman’s kinda one of my favorite superheroes (not the Batman in these new movies, the classic comic-book Batman). So yeah. Really excited for this book.

But…the book didn’t really meet my expectations. Continue reading “Batman: Nightwalker (DC Icons #2) by Marie Lu”

Posted in 4 Stars, Book Reviews, Young Adult Book Reviews

Scat by Carl Hiaasen

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Title: Scat
Author: Carl Hiaasen
Published: January 27th 2009 by Alfred A. Knopf Books for Young Readers
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(Blurb, image, and information via Goodreads.)

★★★★ – 4 star

The book featured a boy named Nick as the main character. He and his best friend Marta get suspicious after their Biology teacher – Bunny Starch –  goes missing and the principal tries to tell everyone that she had a “family emergency”.

I love her name. Bunny Starch. Hehe. She’s so fierce but her name is so adorable. Continue reading “Scat by Carl Hiaasen”