Sunday, June 24, 2018

Cover Spotlight #16: June 24th, 2018 - July 1st, 2018



Hey everyone!  I just created a new book meme called "Cover Spotlight" where you get to showcase your favorite book covers!  It can be a book cover from a book you've read years ago, a book cover from a book you just recently read or a book cover from a book that you've never read before, but you still love the cover!  You can also feature multiple book covers instead of one for this meme! This is a weekly meme, which means that the meme starts every Sunday, but you have until the Sunday after that week to post your favorite covers!

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I just love the look of this cover!  The fact that a crow's wing is covering the cover makes this cover so unique to look at!




Please feel free to post up your cover spotlights of the week!

Saturday, June 23, 2018

The Sunday Post Meme (141)




Hey everybody! I am participating in a book meme called the Sunday Post which is being hosted by Kimba the Caffeinated Book Reviewer!The goal of this meme is to share news you have  on various books and things you’ve read or received and also talk about what is coming up for your blog! Book hauls can include library books, yard sale finds, arcs and bought books and you can share these finds with other book bloggers!

Hey everyone! Man! This week was awesome!!!  We celebrated Father's Day on Sunday and my dad had enjoyed everything we did for him.  We bought him some steaks from Texas Roadhouse and he enjoyed it a lot (my dad loves steaks, by the way) and we also bought him some movies for him to watch!  The first movie we got him was "Black Panther," which we all enjoyed a lot and I might think about watching that movie again sometime!  Next, we watched "Thor Ragnarok" and we thought that the film was hilarious! I really enjoyed it myself!  So, we spent most of the week binge watching on some Marvel movies, which all turned out to be very enjoyable!  Also, I just wanted to show off my brand new bookshelf that I just bought this week!






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One Word: GIDDY!!!





(NETFLIX)

* I'm now into season 6 of this show and I'm still loving this show!  I can't wait to see the finale!




(NETFLIX)

* I'm way into season 3 now and the show is getting even better!  I will admit that I was a bit annoyed with the first season since the main characters could have just told the merboy that they have powers and what's going on in their world instead of just keeping it a secret from him. One of my biggest pet peeves with some TV shows.




(HULU)

* Now I just wrapped up season 2 and it was AWESOME!!! I'm really loving the character Deku and I can't wait to see how he will become the world's greatest hero!  I still need to see Season 3, but the version I have is not dubbed, so I have to wait for the dub version of Season 3 to come out.






(HULU)

* I'm currently watching Rick and Morty right now and I'm LOVING IT!  This was the cartoon that I wanted to watch for a long time and I finally got the chance to watch this show! I'm still on Season 1, so I'm hoping to catch up with this series soon!







(DVD)

* OH MY GOD!!!! I finally got the chance to watch this movie and it was AMAZING!!!!  I think Black Panther is now officially my SECOND favorite MCU film!  I just loved the way that they developed each character and the world they are living in.  I also think that T'Challa's sister is my most favorite character in the entire movie!  Such a funny and sweet girl!



(DVD)

* YAY!! I finally got the chance to watch "Thor Ragnarok" and it was so HILARIOUS!! At first, I thought that the Avengers was the funniest film in the MCU, but this is even funnier! I especially loved Thor and Hulk's relationship with each other. It was so hilarious to watch!



 

Did you get a new bookshelf?



  Check out Paper Fury's post on IS IT TIME TO TALK ABOUT BOOKISH ROMANCES?! (OR SHOULD I SAY NOMANCES…HA! I’M CLEVER)


☆ Check out Read All the Things' post on I’d Love To Read About: Underground Places And Garbage

★ Check out It Start at Midnight's post on Sometimes I watch Shows




Well, that's the Sunday News for today and I will have more news for the various books I've read in the near future!



Posted on Sunday, June 24, 2018.

Book Photo Sundays #83: June 24, 2018



Hello everyone! Welcome to "Book Photo Sundays" where you get the chance to showcase photos of your books, bookshelves and book conventions you have gone to!  The goal of this book meme is to basically just post up a photo of the various books you have read or your book hauls on your blog and link back here so that way everyone can check out your wonderful book photos!  You can get your book photos through your Instagram, Tumblr, Twitter, Iphone or any other account where you can get your photos!





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So let's get started!

Also, this will be tied into the June Book Photo Sundays Bookstagram Challenge over at Instagram, so please feel free to check it out!



Hello everyone!  Welcome to another Book Photo Sundays!  For the first image, I had just bought myself a new bookshelf and I wanted to show the world my new bookshelf along with my precious funko pops!  In the second image, I traded in my paperback copies of "Harry Potter" for the hardcover copies and I must say that they are looking pretty good right now!







[BOOK REVIEW] I Hate Fairyland Volume 2: Fluff My Life by Skottie Young







Title:  I Hate Fairyland Volume 2:  Fluff My Life

Author:  Skottie Young

Genre:  Thriller / Comedy / Fairy Tale / Action

Year Published:  2016

Year Read: 6/23/2018

Series: I Hate Fairyland #2

Publisher: Image Comics

Source: Purchased

Content Rating: Ages 16+ (Gory Violence and Brief Strong Language)



Introduction:

So, years ago, I had read the first volume of “I Hate Fairyland” on Netgalley and I loved the graphic novel so much that I just had to pick up the rest of this series and put it in my ever-growing bookshelf!  So, I finally got around to reading the second volume of the series called “I Hate Fairyland: Fluff My Life Volume Two” and it was just as entertaining as the first volume!

What is this story about?

After Gertrude kills Queen Cloudia in the last volume, she is then forced to become Fairyland’s next Queen since the law stated that if something were to happen to the Queen of Fairyland, then another person must become Queen in their place.  This upsets Gertrude since she spent most of the first volume trying to get out of Fairyland and once she becomes Queen, she is doing such a horrible job at ruling Fairyland that she ends up getting fired from the position.  This then allows Gertrude to continue her journey to escape Fairyland and along the way, she gets into lots of crazy situations such as meeting Duncan Dragon, who is actually a young boy in a dragon suit, fighting with a princess who is actually more than she seems and possibly changing the fate of Fairyland for the worse!

What I loved about this story:

Skottie Young’s writing:  Skottie Young’s writing is just as witty and hilarious as it was in the first volume and I really enjoyed the chaotic adventures that Gertrude goes on!  I like the way that Skottie Young continues to make Gertrude into the same rambunctious and violent character that she was in the first volume as it made the story quite entertaining! I also liked the fact that Skottie Young started to gradually give Gertrude some character development in this volume as we start seeing some repercussions of Gertrude’s actions in Fairyland and I hope to see where Gertrude’s character arc goes to in the next volume!  Also, this may sound a bit sadistic of me, but I did enjoy the way that Skottie Young incorporated the over the top violence in this volume as it made the volume so hilarious and entertaining to read through!

Skottie Young and Jeffrey “Chamba” Cruz’s artwork:  Skottie Young’s artwork is just as hilarious here as it was in the previous volume as Gertrude continues to look like a young girl with a crazy expression on her face and having messy green locks for her hair. I also enjoyed seeing the carnage that Gertrude wrecks on Fairyland as it looks so exaggerated and comical at the same time!  Jeffrey “Chamba” Cruz’s artwork for issue eight was so hilarious and creative to look at!  I loved the scene when Gertrude ends up going inside an arcade game and the art style is done in an anime style that really fits well with the video game setting of that story and it made me really enjoy that issue!

What made me feel uncomfortable about this story:

Even though I still enjoyed this book, one of my main problems with this volume was that there were too many things going on in the story that I found myself being confused about some of the arcs in this volume (even the ending of this volume was a bit odd due to it coming out of nowhere).  Also, for readers who do not like gory violence or strong language, there is lots of gory violence in this volume that might be uncomfortable for some readers to handle.  Also, even though it was only one instance of this, there is the mention of the “s” word in this volume that anyone who does not like strong language should watch out for.

Final Thoughts:

Overall, “I Hate Fairyland: Fluff My Life Volume Two” is a great continuation of the first volume that anyone who is a huge fan of this series should definitely check out and I definitely cannot wait to check out the third volume to this series!




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Stacking the Shelves #53: June 23, 2018





Stacking The Shelves is a book meme created by Tynga's Reviews and Reading Reality and it is about sharing books that you are adding to your shelves, whether it's physical or virtual.  This means including books that you bought from the store or online, books you borrowed from friends or from the library, books you've reviewed, gifts and ebooks!

Hey everyone! Man! This week was awesome!!!  We celebrated Father's Day on Sunday and my dad had enjoyed everything we did for him.  We bought him some steaks from Texas Roadhouse and he enjoyed it a lot (my dad loves steaks, by the way) and we also bought him some movies for him to watch!  The first movie we got him was "Black Panther," which we all enjoyed a lot and I might think about watching that movie again sometime!  Next, we watched "Thor Ragnarok" and we thought that the film was hilarious! I really enjoyed it myself!  So, we spent most of the week binge watching on some Marvel movies, which all turned out to be very enjoyable!  Also, I just wanted to show off my brand new bookshelf that I just bought this week!






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