Top 5 Wednesday: Characters on the Naughty List

Characters on the Naughty List
–These can be villains or just characters you don’t like!

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TV Show Review: Girlboss

TITLE: Girlboss Image result for girl boss poster
NO. OF SEASONS: 1
NETWORK: Netflix
EPISODES: 13
ONE SENTENCE SUMMARY: Loosely based on Sophia Amoruso’s real life rags to riches story by selling vintage clothing online.
GENRE: Comedy
NOTE: The series has been canceled after one season by Netflix.
WARNING: Explicit language and (somewhat) graphic scenes.
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Top 5 Wednesday: The Bookish Grinch

Bookish Things You’re a Grinch About
— Since being a grinch is a funny thing, try not to make this serious topics that make you angry (like lack of diversity or abusive relationships in fiction, etc) as this is supposed to be more of a petty bookish things you hate. This can be stuff about covers, dumb tropes, etc. Have fun with it.

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REVIEW: Without Merit by Colleen Hoover

 TITLE: Without MeritImage result for without merit
AUTHOR: Colleen Hoover
ONE SENTENCE SUMMARY: Merit lives in one of the most dysfunctional households in her small Texas town until she has an escape plan, but when the plan fails, she has to face the consequences of her actions.
GENRE: Fiction | Contemporary | New Adult
RATING: 4.8/5
NOTE: It has some mild explicit scenes.
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Let’s start by saying that this book has a very different feel than Hoover’s other books. It’s weirdly dark and funny at the same time, and it reads like a dramedy. The story is not what I was expecting and I loved it.  Continue reading

November 2017 Update

You will be disappointed to know that for this month I only read one book.

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I mostly read short stories, poems, and graphic novels. None of which were bad but I wouldn’t call them great either with the exception of “Monstro” by Junot Diaz. That story was an amazing science fiction story about the relationship between Haiti and Dominican Republic.

I’m honestly just trying to power through the next couple of weeks this semester and hope I do well in my final exams and essays. I’m also procratinating by watching a lot of television, namely Turkish dramas and Netflix original series (like Stranger ThingsVoltron, and The Confession Tapes).

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Thanksgiving didn’t help much except for giving me time to finish and start new shows to watch. What I need is real room to read without feeling guilty about not reading for class. Hopefully, that will come soon in about 2 weeks when the semester officially ends. In the meantime, please bear with me.

What I Read

  • Latin@ Rising
    • “Through the Right Ventricle” by Steve Castro
    • “Two Unique Souls” by Steve Castro
    • “Monstro” by Junot Diaz
    • “Room for Rent” by Richie Narvaez
    • “Death of a Businessman” by Gianina Braschi
    • “Burial of the Sardine” by Gianina Braschi
  • Avatar: the Last Airbender, North and South by Gene Luen Yang and Gurihiru
  • Where Am  I Now? by Mara Wilson (Audiobook)
  • J. Edgar Hoover: A Graphic Biography  by Rich Geary
  • Without Merit by Colleen Hoover

What I Watched

  • Stranger Things (Season 2)
  • Beyond Stranger Things (Volume 1)
  • Voltron: Legendary Defender (season 4)
  • The Weather Underground (Documentary)
  • The Russian Revolution (Documentary)
  • Law and Order True Crime: The Menendez Murders 
  • The Confession Tapes
  • Judah Friedlander: America is the Greatest Country in the United States (Comedy Special)

Feel free to comment about any of the things I watched or read this past month. I’d love to hear your thoughts and or questions.

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2017 End of Year Book Tag

I saw this book tag on BookTube and thought it be nice to do it since we’re almost a month away from 2018! The original tag was made by Ariel Bisset on YouTube.

Are there any books you started this year that you need to finish?

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The Fables comics. I started volume 20 (I think) and never finished it. Oops.

 

Do you have an autumnal book to transition into the end of the year?

Not really. Living in Florida I don’t know what seasons are.

 

Is there a new release you’re still waiting for?

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Obsidio by Amie Kaufman and Jay Kristoff, the third and final book in the Illuminae Files trilogy.

I also have to add A Court of Frost and Starlight by Sarah J. Maas, a novella of the A Court of Thorns and Roses that takes place after the events of the third book.Image result for gimme gif

 

What are three books you want to read before the end of the year?Image result for handmaid's tale book

First and foremost, The Handmaid’s Tale by Margaret Atwood. I don’t know why I’m being so adamant about reading this before watching the series, but I am, and will.

Secondly, another Colleen Hoover novel, but I’m not sure which one. It’s between Maybe Someday or Without Merit. Maybe both? I know I need something I’ll love after I finish this semester.

And my third pick is Turtles All the Way Down by John Green.

 

Is there a book you think could still shock you and become your favorite book of the year?

Can I choose The Handmaid’s Tale again?

 

Have you already started making reading plans for 2018?

My only solid reading plan for 2018 is cutting down on my Goodreads goal. This year I reached my goal of 100 books, but I don’t expect to read as many books next year because I should be graduating. So, my new goal will be 50 books.

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