Thursday, August 30, 2018

[ARC REVIEW] The Day that A Ran Away by B.C.R. Fegan (@TaleBlade)





Title:  The Day that A Ran Away

Author:  B.C.R. Fegan

Artist:  Lenny Wen


Genre:  Children's / Humor / Alphabet

Year Published: 2018

Year Read:  2018


Publisher: 
 TaleBlade

Source:  eARC (Publisher)

Content Rating:  Ages 4+ (Nothing Objectionable)





I would like to thank the publisher TaleBlade for providing me a copy of this book in exchange for an honest review.



I had previously read a book that was written by B.C. R. Fegan called “Henry and the Hidden Treasure” and after I read that book, I wanted to read more books by B.C.R. Fegan!  So, imagine my surprise and delight when I was offered the chance to read B.C.R. Fegan’s newest children’s book called “The Day that A Ran Away” and man, was it a blast to read through!


The book starts off with a young boy named Master Jet who was being asked by his teacher about why he has not written the alphabet for his assignment.  Master Jet then goes on and explains about how each letter from the alphabet had suddenly ran away from him, such as “D” being scared of going to school and went into hiding, “F” getting lost in the forest, “H” being upset that the letters were leaving and “K” being annoyed by the whole thing.

Will the teacher buy Master Jet’s story?

Read this book to find out!


B.C.R. Fegan has once again done a fantastic job at writing this book as the story is both fun and hilarious to read through!  I loved the many different ways that each letter of the alphabet had disappeared, such as “A” running away and “L” being kidnapped and I found all the different ways that each letter had vanished from the story to be highly entertaining and hilarious!  Lenny Wen’s artwork is both hilarious and cute to look at as all the characters in the story have large eyes that look so adorable, especially of the images of the cute little kitten that occasionally shows up on each page.  I especially love the artwork of the letters themselves as each of them have unique designs that are based on their personalities, such as the letter “P” looking like a peacock and the letter “R” having curls in its hair and roses on its legs to indicate its prissy nature.


Overall, “The Day that A Ran Away” is a truly cute and hilarious book that children who want to learn about the alphabet will definitely get into!  I would recommend this book to children ages four and up since there is nothing inappropriate in this book.



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☀Daily Book Chat #29:☀ My Trip to Soda City Comic Con...AGAIN!!!





 Hello everyone! Welcome to my  ☀Daily Book Chat☀ where I do some SERIOUS discussions that fellow book fans will get a kick out of and relate their thoughts about the subject to other book fans!

Today's topic is: My Experience at the SODA CITY COMIC CON!!!




Yet, another UNUSUAL post that is not exactly about books per se (although it kind of is, because I did go GUNG HO crazy at buying books at comic con), but I wanted to share the PURE EXCITEMENT that I got from going to this year's Soda City Comic Con with my fellow book bloggers!  As you may have noticed, this is the second year that I went to Soda City Comic Con (and definitely WON'T be the LAST)!  So if you want to check out my adventures at the Soda City Comic Con last year, then feel free to view this post for your viewing pleasure!




1.  Just Me and Some Cosplayers!







YAAAYYY!!! I finally got the chance to take pictures of me with some cosplayers!  Last year, I wasn't able to take too many pictures of the cosplayers, but I was able to this year!  I really loved taking that picture with the No-Face cosplayer since I really love the movie "Spirited Away" and I really wanted to have a picture taken with No-Face (although he still CREEPS me out to this very day)!  I also finally got the picture with one of the Star Wars droids that I've been trying like CRAZY to get a picture of!


2.   More Cosplaying Madness!










As I mentioned before, I finally got more photos of the cosplayers this year and I have to admit that there were a lot of AWESOME cosplaying going on here!  I especially loved the Batman and Batgirl, Iron Man and Darth Vader costumes the best!  *Sigh* I wish I was able to take a pic of Reptar though....


3. Meeting the Celebs!!!












What made this year SO MUCH BETTER than last year was that I was able to meet SO MANY AMAZING celebrities this year!  I've met Mike Colter (who plays Luke Cage and look, even my sister got a picture with him), Billy West (who's well known for voicing cartoon characters like Fry from "Futurama" and Ren and Stimpy and Vic Mignogna (who's well known for voicing various anime characters such as Ed from "Fullmetal Alchemist" and Tamaki from "Ouran High School Host Club")!  I had so much fun meeting these guys and they were all such nice and fun people to hang around with!


4. The Panels!!






(I think I'm getting better at taking pictures of the panels)!  I really enjoyed both panels involving Billy West and Vic Mignogna!  They were both so much fun and in the second photo, I was able to get a picture of Reptar (although from the back)!


HAUL TIME!!





YAAYY!!! Here's my haul from Soda City Comic Con!  I got a lot of AWESOME items from the comic con, such as graphic novel editions of Wolverine: Old Man Logan and the first volume of Daniel Way's run on Deadpool!  I also got me a nice Alana from "Saga" funko pop and an awesome Batman and Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles poster from the comic con!  I also got an autographed photo of Vic Mignogna himself and some awesome superhero bookmarks that included Storm, Goku and Harley Quinn and Joker! 



So, overall, I had a FUN and FANTASTIC time at Soda City Comic Con this year and I believe that this year was SO MUCH BETTER than last year due to the numerous celebrities I was able to meet this year!  I'm hoping to go back to comic con next year and meet even more famous people!



So, what are your thoughts on all this?  Have you been to a comic con before? Please feel free to answer down below!


Annnnnnddddd....as always everybody:




HAPPY READING, BOOK FANS!!!!






Wednesday, August 22, 2018

Waiting on Wednesday #103: Mirage by Somaiya Daud




Hello everyone! "Waiting On" Wednesday is a weekly event, that is hosted by Breaking the Spine and the purpose of this event is that we spotlight upcoming releases of books that we are excited for!  This will also tie into Wishful Ending's Can't Wait Wednesday post!







This week's pre-publication "can't-wait-to-read" selection is:





Title:  Mirage
Author:  Somaiya Daud
Expected Publication Date:  August 28th, 2018


In a star system dominated by the brutal Vathek empire, eighteen-year-old Amani is a dreamer. She dreams of what life was like before the occupation; she dreams of writing poetry like the old-world poems she adores; she dreams of receiving a sign from Dihya that one day, she, too, will have adventure, and travel beyond her isolated moon.

But when adventure comes for Amani, it is not what she expects: she is kidnapped by the regime and taken in secret to the royal palace, where she discovers that she is nearly identical to the cruel half-Vathek Princess Maram. The princess is so hated by her conquered people that she requires a body double, someone to appear in public as Maram, ready to die in her place.

As Amani is forced into her new role, she can’t help but enjoy the palace’s beauty—and her time with the princess’ fiancé, Idris. But the glitter of the royal court belies a world of violence and fear. If Amani ever wishes to see her family again, she must play the princess to perfection...because one wrong move could lead to her death.


Oooh! A book where the protagonist has to pretend to be somebody?  Sign me up!

So, what upcoming books are you looking forward to?  Please respond below!

Saturday, August 18, 2018

The Sunday Post Meme (147)




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! I noticed that I haven't been on the blog for awhile now.  Life has gotten in the way and I'm pretty behind on all my blog posts.  Hopefully, this week will change all that!  Meanwhile, my mom's birthday was last week, but because she just had some work done on her teeth, she couldn't eat anything, so we have to wait another week until we can celebrate her birthday. I hope my mom's teeth will feel better soon!  I also went out to eat at Fuddruckers with my dad and my sisters and we had a fun time there!  Honestly, I had never been to Fuddruckers before (or even remembered going there when I was little), so I was so excited to finally try out their food and I LOVED IT!  I had chicken tenders and chili cheese fries while my dad and my baby sister had burgers and my twin sister had a nice taco salad!  I might either try out the taco salad or the burgers the next time I go back to Fuddruckers! 






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One Word: HAPPY!!!







(NETFLIX)

* I'm actually surprised that I'm really enjoying this series!  I never really watched Pokemon on a regular basis or even been the biggest fan of the series. But, this series is pretty enjoyable so far, especially with how funny and cute it is!






(NETFLIX)

* I was in the mood to watch an old school classic and I finally got the chance to rewatch "Jurassic Park" after all of these years!  I still really enjoy this movie and I'm planning on rewatching the sequels to this movie pretty soon!




(NETFLIX)

* Sharknado is one of those films that you know is DUMB and CRAZY, and yet you can't help but watch this series just because it's dumb and crazy!  I actually liked Sharknado 4 the best out of the whole series so far and I can't wait to watch the 6th movie that is coming out soon!



 

Have any plans for the weekend?



  Check out Carole's Random Life in Books' post on Books from the Backlog #21


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★ Check out a GREAT read's post on Blogging Styles




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!



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