My Week and Happenings (#17)

This week was an exciting and sort of eventful one. It started out normal enough but then Tuesday came and Lord of Shadows happened. This was the second time I got a book the day it was released, the other being The Cursed Child. I was so happy, I still am. I’m still reading the book, not that far in- it’s like 700 pages and I have other things to do as well- but I’m really liking it. I’m expecting the review to be up next week.

Posts that went up this week:

Peoples, I am still reading ACOWAR. I’m enjoying it, I am. The excitement’s kind of gone but the book’s not bad at all. As I said before, I have other things that require my attention as well. Judging the book only a 100 or so pages in, I can already tell that I liked ACOMAF more. I could be surprised though…there’s still just under 500 pages left.

I feel so happy when I walk into the bookstore and the staff just knows me. Almost all of them told me: ‘welcome back’. I was in my element. I didn’t stay there too long because I knew that I’d be tempted to buy more books and…please money.

That’s been my week for far. Not much happened, but the things that did happen were pretty big. Happy reading guys!

Thanks for tuning in,
Caron xx

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My Week and Happenings (#16)

Last Sunday was Mother’s Day and a good day was had by all. Just kidding. A good day was had though. My mom worked that day so we picked her up from work and took her out to dinner. My sister made cinnamon rolls, which was cool. I swear, my obsession with those things are gonna kill me one day.

For the first time in a long time, I finished a review book days before the posting date. I was so proud of myself. Of course, I only wrote the review the day of but as I said in my review: I needed a few days to collect my thoughts.

I’ve been feeling so bad this past week but lately I’ve been motivated to work so I’m fighting through it. The editing of my stories are coming along nicely. I’m not even close to being done but I’m taking it one chapter at a time.

Posts that went up this week:

  • The Giver by Lois Lowry review
  • RST: My Mom and JKR
  • Sex Criminals Vol.2: Two Worlds, One Cop by Matt Fraction review
  • Time in a Bottle by Kathleen D. Tresemer review
  • Movie/TV Show vs. Book (#23)

I re-organised my bookshelves…yes, again. I loved the order it was in before (series on a separate shelf and the others sorted between Read and Unread in alphabetical order) but I want them all in the display cabinet where it’ll be safe from the dust. It’s summer now and the sun is so harsh. Gotta protect my babies.

I finally finished watching The Scorch Trials! One thing about me that not many people know: I will watch a movie over a span of days. I took about a month to watch The Scorch Trials. It’s not because I hate the movie I’m watching, it’s the 2 hours that I have to sit there and I can’t take it. I have a bit of a short attention span.

I just finished both the 2-hour Supernatural season finale and Grey’s Anatomy and people, I’m in a state of shock. Dare I say it. I am shook. My heart has been ripped out of my chest and been thrown to the wolves. Not so much for Grey’s but eh. It’s good that The Flash season finale wasn’t this week. I’d have been six feet under by now.

I’m currently playing a game of Review Roulette. I’m reading both The Time Keeper by Mitch Albom and ACOWAR by SJM. Whichever I finish first will be Monday’s review. I know The Time Keeper is pretty tiny but it has that small book, short chapter thing going on and it annoys me.

I’ll now go and either catch up on my other shows or read a bit. We’ll see how the day goes.

Thanks for tuning in,
Caron xx

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My Week and Happenings (#15)

This week has been quite a busy one for me. It’s gotten to the point that a whole day has passed and I barely notice because I’m so focused on what I’m doing.

I started writing again. Okay, not completely but I’m getting there. I’ve been working on editing my stories on Wattpad. I find the situation I’m in hilarious and a bit ironic because my writing was so juvenile and if those were books I had to review I would’ve given up long ago. Then again, I count in the fact that I was 16 years old and knew nothing of the world. Hell, at 22 I still know nothing.

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I keep adding things to my plate as if I have the time for it. When I’m going to learn, I’ll never know.

Posts that went up this week:

I’m still trying to schedule posts ahead of time but along with me actually needing to finish books so I can post reviews, I also need to have the willingness to write something. It’s times like these that I wonder where in heavens my muse disappeared to.

I listened to Everybody by Logic. It’s his new album that dropped last weekend and I’m in love with it! I don’t usually listen to music like that but the lyrics really drew me in.

I still haven’t started ACOWAR. I was so excited to get it and then I did and I was over the moon (lol I’m never going to get over this expression) but now I’m like: ‘eh, you can wait for a while’. I’m still eager to read it but I’m not going to stop everything just for that. As I said earlier, I have a schedule I need to get ahead of.

I found out the reason why I’ve been sleeping so much. I get these headaches that refuse to go away and whenever I’m lying down or even slouching, I end up almost falling asleep. I’m now sitting at my desk all day and only going to my bed when it’s time to call it a night. Only problem with this: my charger is by my bed and I don’t have a socket near my desk.

I think that’s about it for my week. I was mainly just thinking about writing and listening to music. Still turned out to be a productive though. That’s it for now.

Thanks for tuning in,
Caron xx

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My Week and Happenings (#14)

This was a good week for me. Maybe not perfect but if I go looking out for perfect all the time, I’m going to miss the other good things that come my way. Also, I just hit 200 followers! Thank you so much!!!

Yesterday was Star Wars Day and I thought that I’d spend by day sleeping in between my Star Wars marathon. I ended up falling asleep halfway through Empire Strikes Back and that put an end to the marathon all together. My friend woke me up at 3pm and we went to watch Guardians of the Galaxy Vol.2 and I won’t spoil anything because that’s mean, but that movie was amazing! Marvel is really killing the game lately and I’m here for this party to be honest. I ended up wearing a Darth Vader t-shirt I bought at Comic Con last year. It says: ‘Your lack of retro-ness disturbs me’. There was absolutely zero representation for Star Wars Day and I was not impressed.

I decided to drag my friend to the bookstore to find out what the deal was with the late stocking of ACOWAR and lo and behold, all the staff were wearing a ‘May the Fourth be with you’ t-shirt. I literally yelled: Finally! People I can relate to.

Anyway, it turns out they had just gotten in their shipment of ACOWAR so I ended up squealing like a demented loon in the middle of the store. They also had Clockwork Angel in stock which was a surprise, since they usually only have Clockwork Prince. I ended up walking out a very happy bookworm. One thing I forgot to do was caress Lilly Singh’s book, but oh well.

Posts that went up this week:

I stopped believing in ‘lucky days’ and all that stuff because I have this whole opinion of it that I won’t get into here but I feel like yesterday was the best day I’ve had in a while. April was a great month for me, and May started out so good. I hope the rest of the month goes as great. *knock on wood*

When I posted a picture of my newly acquired book to Instagram, Lindsay Cummings (author of The Murder Complex series, The Balance Keepers series and Zenith- with Sasha Alsberg) liked and commented on my post! I’ve been a book reviewer for about 3 years now and I still get so excited every time I talk to an author. I honestly wish that this reaction never goes away one day because it’s pure excitement and I think that’s awesome.

I did not post a review yesterday because…I fell asleep before I finished the book (This is what a Librarian Looks Like) and as I said, I went out last night. I finished it this morning and I really liked it. I don’t know if I’d read it again but I definitely want to buy it so it can be on display in my library one day. I’m thinking of having a shelf dedicated to libraries and books that celebrate reading and books in general.

This post is just me going on about yesterday. If you knew me in real life you wouldn’t be surprised. I sleep way too much than is typically needed and when I am awake I’m either drinking tea or stressing about finishing a book instead of actually finishing the book.

What yesterday taught me is that even though you have work knocking you out from every side, sometimes it’s good to just step out of the ring and take a break. Forget all your worries and relax. I understand for some, this is not possible but every free moment you get…cherish it and make the most out of it.

Thanks for tuning in,
Caron xx

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My Week and Happenings #13

My sleeping schedule was so messed up this week I felt like sh*t the entire time. Apart from me sleeping 12 hours during the day and staying up all night, I’ve been reading. I started this book- The Power of the Unseen by Marcel Borgi- and I’m loving it. I expect the review to be up next week.

On Doctor Who: I’m actually liking Bill. I honestly thought I wouldn’t like her but she’s quite good. We’re only 2 episodes in and I’m loving this season so far.

Posts that went up this week:

I finished two comics in one day and I would’ve started a third but I kinda passed out. I have yet to write the reviews for those but it’ll happen as soon as I find the energy.

Today was a good day. We celebrated, we partied, we laughed. Happiness all around. I still feel like death has come over me but that’s because I’m super tired. I hope I’ll manage to finish at least two more books this weekend before my Wrap Up post is uploaded.

Another thing to look forward to: ACOWAR is being released on Tuesday. I hope I get it as soon as it comes out. I want to avoid ALL spoilers.

Well, there you go. A pretty short post but as I said, I’ve been sleeping all week. I swear, it’s this heat. I don’t want to do anything because I’m constantly tired.

Thanks for tuning in,
Caron xx

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My Week and Happenings #12

Easter was a dull day for me. I’m not all that festive so I don’t go crazy on religious days but I am quite spiritual. So while I may look like someone killed my pet on the outside, I keep in mind what these days really mean. My dad got me some Smarties eggs and I finished that. My big egg is still chilling in my room (I’m not really a fan of chocolate so I take forever to finish them)

The first episode of Doctor Who series 10 was amazing! I didn’t think I was going to like it but I was surprised. I have a feeling this season is going to be so great that by the time Peter Capaldi has his last episode, I’m going to be crying.

I restarted Drake & Josh because I’ve been seeing Josh Peck in David’s vlogs and I wanted to go back to my childhood. It’s so corny but ridiculously funny. I forgot how awesome this show is! Speaking of childhoods, I restarted Kim Possible as well. It’s throwback season for me.

Posts that went up this week:

If there was a prize for procrastination, I’d win first place. A review of a different book was supposed to go up yesterday but I didn’t finish it in time so I had to switch it with City of Bones. The rest of my weekend is going to be focused on finishing that and another ARC that the review of should be up by Tuesday. Speaking of, next week’s RST will be posted on Thursday because the author of the ARC I’ll be reviewing kindly requested that the review go up on the 25th- Tuesday.

Summer has arrived and I’m not liking it at all. I prefer warmer days over the cold ones but I’m more of a Spring/Autumn person. I’m trying to live through 38°C and it’s not fun. This heat is making me even lazier than usual and I have no motivation to do anything. I’ve resorted to keeping my A/C on and freezing since I seem to get things done even though it feels like all my joints are locking up. That’s what blankets are for, I guess.

I remember the days I had a car to drive and I took it for granted and now I have no car so I can’t go to the bookstore and buy Clockwork Angel…maybe Clockwork Princess too. If I’m lucky, The Shadowhunter’s Codex. The local bookstore finally has How to be a Bawse in stock but I still can’t get it because of reasons.

On hope, I stopped believing in it altogether. I believe that hope leads to expectations and expectations lead to disappointment and I’m not about that. So I’ll rather just not believe in hope. It sounds dumb but I’m sick of getting my hopes crushed constantly so I’ll just believe in the Will of God, since I’ve been doing that for years anyway.

That’s all from me for this week, folks. I’ll see about getting back to reading…maybe type out that review for that one comic and my next Movie vs. Book post. Busy, busy, busy.

Thanks for tuning in,
Caron xx

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My Week and Happenings #11

First and foremost, let me say: Blessed Good Friday. If you don’t celebrate it but want to know more I’ve included a link. See here.

In other news, I had my first book-related nightmare last night. I finished The Auctor Trilogy yesterday at about 6am and promptly fell asleep. When I woke up a few hours later, I rushed between packing away my laundry, getting ready to go pick up my cousins and writing the review of the book mentioned above (see here) as it was scheduled to go up that afternoon.

Now for the dream. Because the book doesn’t actually tell us what the Auctor Trilogy is exactly, I was thinking about this issue and that caused me to end up dreaming about it. In my dream I kept worrying over how this problem was never resolved and I really wanted to know what on earth this trilogy thing was. The nightmare portion: I never finished the book because in my dream everything was explained and the review was already typed out and scheduled. Sounds weird I know. The part that’s slightly even more horrible? I left the book at the edge of my bathtub. AS IF! What if it fell in? Another thing, I have an ebook copy. I swear, this dream was all over the place.

For some happy news: Jude Law was cast as Albus Dumbledore in Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them sequel. I need to re-watch the first one because I wasn’t invested in it so I didn’t enjoy it as much. I know I will, I just need to pay attention. I don’t feel happy or angry about this cast choice because Jude Law has surprised me before and I did love him as John Watson in the Sherlock Holmes movies. I guess I’ll just have to wait till the movie comes out before i form an opinion.

My new schedule is already biting me in the a**. I’m dying here man. I’m managing but I’m hanging on by the thinnest of threads. I got this though! It’s the reading that gets me. I have to actually finish a book and that takes time because there’s no guarantee that I’m going to love the book and fly through it.

A new Movie/TV Show vs. Book went up. See here.

My week was…okay. The wildest thing was was weird dream. Hopefully I don’t have dreams like that again. How many times have I said the word ‘dream’ here? Dream, dream, DREAM!

Anyway, that’s all from me.

Thanks for tuning in,
Caron xx

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