Thursday, November 23, 2017

Happy Thanksgiving

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Happy Thanksgiving to those who celebrate!

I'll be with the family today, so I'll be back to the regular scheduled program tomrrow! 
Have a great day y'all!

Now tell me, what bookish things are you thankful for?

Wednesday, November 22, 2017

Waiting on Wednesday: Hidden Pieces by Paula Stokes

This bookish meme tells the blogosphere what we're waiting patiently (and sometimes not so patiently) for! It's hosted by Jill over at Breaking the Spine!

Hidden Pieces

     Embry Woods has secrets. Small ones about her past. Bigger ones about her relationship with town hero Luke and her feelings for someone new. But the biggest secret she carries with her is about what happened that night at the Sea Cliff Inn. The fire. The homeless guy. Everyone thinks Embry is a hero, too, but that couldn’t be further from the truth.
     Embry thinks she’ll have to take the secret to her grave, until she receives an anonymous note—someone else knows the truth. Next comes a series of threatening messages, asking Embry to make impossible choices, forcing her to put her loved ones at risk. Someone is playing a high stakes game where no one in Embry’s life is safe. And their last move is murder...

Published by: HarperTeen
Expected Publication: May 1, 2018

Why I'm Waiting: First of all, I LOVE Paula Stokes. And this just sounds amazing. Just like with This is How it Happened and Girl Against the Universe, I will probably read this in one sitting. I don't think I've ever read something so dark from her, but I'm excited for the challenge!  

What are you waiting on this week?
Will you be waiting on this one with me?

Tuesday, November 21, 2017

Top Ten Books I'm Thankful for!

Top Ten Tuesday is an original feature/weekly meme created at The Broke and the BookishEach week we will post a new Top Ten list . Everyone is welcome to join. 

This week's topic is:
Happy Thanksgiving week to those in the USA!
Top Ten Books I'm Thankful for!

The Hate U GiveDear Martin
Little & LionMy Heart and Other Black Holes
Turtles All the Way DownBad Romance
Goodbye DaysThe Serpent King
Alex, ApproximatelyRamona Blue

What books are you thankful for?

Sunday, November 19, 2017

Stacking the Shelves and the Weekly Wrap-Up! #244

This bookish meme tells the blogosphere what all we borrowed, bought, and received for review. It's hosted over at Tynga's Reviews.

From Netgalley: 
American Panda#Prettyboy Must Die

From Edelweiss:
Before I Let GoFuryborn (The Empirium Trilogy, #1)

From the library:
Here We Are Now

For Review: 
Children of Blood and Bone

From Books for Trade: 
Reign of the Fallen

This week was pretty awesome for me! I definitely cannot complain about any of the books I got. I'm so excited for them ALL!!!! 

The Weekly Wrap-Up!

Wednesday 11/15/17: Waiting on Wednesday: Sea Witch by Sarah Henning
Thursday 11/16/2017:  The Wish Granter by C.J. Redwine
Friday 11/17/17: Book Blogger Hop: Author Only Thanksgiving Party
 Saturday 11/1/17:  Justice League Movie Review

Me on Instagram:

We had our last session of Book Buddies today and it was definitely bittersweet! (A program where teen volunteers are paired with little kids to help them with reading!) I got a gift from one of the little buddies too. (No I did not cry.... Much. lmao) 

This week I spoke with about 514 kids at a school outreach. They were all so amazing! I bought them bookmarks that they could color and they were all so in love with them! They wanted to take a selfie with them smh lol 

And last but not least, hands down the BEST BLOGGER PACKAGE I've ever gotten. This thing is a BEAUTY and I cannot wait to get started on it! Thank you for one of my most anticipated reads of 2018 Fierce Reads! You have NO idea what it means to this diverse blogger!

What went on at your blog this week?

Saturday, November 18, 2017

Justice League: Movie Review

PG, 120 minutes
Release Date: November 17, 2017
Date Watched: November 16, 2017

    Fueled by his restored faith in humanity and inspired by Superman's selfless act, Bruce Wayne enlists the help of his newfound ally, Diana Prince, to face an even greater enemy.(From IMDb)


     Of course we knew I was going to see this. This was my second most anticpated movie of the year. I have to say, it met all my expectations. I am pretty happy with the results.
      For this to be an origin movie, I loved that it didn't go into each character's individual back story. It leaves room for them to get their own origin story. Idk about y'all, but I am all here for an Aquaman movie. 
     WHich brings me to the next reason why I liked this one. I really thought the graphics were on point. I've been worried about it since Wonder Woman's movie because I was not a fan of the CG. But the CG in Justice League is so much better and I can't wait to see how they make it better for other movies in the future!
     I also really liked the actors. Ezra Miller and Ray Fisher both made me desperately hope that these characters get their own origin movies as well because they were perfection. Ezra Miller MADE the movie, and Ray Fisher seemed to take on Cyborg as if he was the actual real superhero. I loved seeing them altogether, but I really hope we get a glimpse of these character origin stories as well. I'm so tired of seeing the same ones (Batman and Superman for DC and The Avengers, Spiderman for Marvel) over and over. It's time to open up to some new ideas and stop repeating the old ones.
     Lastly, if you go see this in theathers, there are TWO end-credits scenes. One is really fun that those of you who read the comics might recognize, and the other is something that might hint at the future. If you want to know, email me and I'll tell you lol 
     I really enjoyed this one and I can't wait to see what else the DC universe has in store for us. Speaking of, I'm still crossing my fingers for a Teen Titan movie because WOW. It would be awesome. But since we've already met the characters grown like, I'm not sure we would get one. Maybe we can keep it as a flashback lol 
Overall, I give this