Wednesday, November 28, 2018

[PRODUCT REVIEW] Paperless Post (@paperlesspost)

Company Name: Paperless Post

Product: Holiday Cards

Year Received: 2018

I would like to thank Paperless Post for giving me this product in exchange for an honest review.

Wow! This is seriously like the first time I had ever reviewed a product on this blog!  Usually, I reserved my reviews for books since this is a (well, you know) a book blog.  But I have recently decided to make room for reviewing products that are given to me on this book blog (although it depends on whether or not the person giving me these products want me to review their products).
So, today’s product was given to me by Paperless Post and it is their online holiday cards!  I will admit that at first, I was having a little trouble understanding how this whole holiday card thing works on the site and I was even wondering about how come the card wasn’t mailed to my street address.  Then, I realized that these cards are actually online holiday cards and all you really have to do is email these cards to whoever you want to send them to and that person can either keep the cards on their computer or print it out themselves!  Call it a faster and easier way to give your loved ones some holiday cards!

I especially loved the designs on these cards!  You can actually make your own designs with these cards and I actually tinkered with this set up and I loved the way that the cards came out!

The only problem I had with this product is more with the website it was on.  I actually had a hard time trying to figure out where to create my cards and about the nature of these cards.  I didn’t know at first that these holiday cards are actually created online and that the whole goal of getting these cards is to email them to other people.  But I could probably chalk this up as this being the first time, I had ever used this website and I wasn’t used to how the website was set up.

Overall, the holiday cards from Paperless Post is definitely a treat to have, especially if you want to find an easier way to give your loved ones some cards for the holidays!

Waiting on Wednesday #112: Queen of Air and Darkness by Cassandra Clare

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:  Queen of Air and Darkness
Author:  Cassandra Clare
Expected Publication Date:  December 4th, 2018

Dark secrets and forbidden love threaten the very survival of the Shadowhunters in Cassandra Clare’s Queen of Air and Darkness, the final novel in the #1 New York Times and USA TODAY bestselling The Dark Artifices trilogy.

What if damnation is the price of true love?

Innocent blood has been spilled on the steps of the Council Hall, the sacred stronghold of the Shadowhunters. In the wake of the tragic death of Livia Blackthorn, the Clave teeters on the brink of civil war. One fragment of the Blackthorn family flees to Los Angeles, seeking to discover the source of the blight that is destroying the race of warlocks.

Meanwhile, Julian and Emma take desperate measures to put their forbidden love aside and undertake a perilous mission to Faerie to retrieve the Black Volume of the Dead. What they find in the Courts is a secret that may tear the Shadow World asunder and open a dark path into a future they could never have imagined. Caught in a race against time, Emma and Julian must save the world of Shadowhunters before the deadly power of the parabatai curse destroys them and everyone they love.

I still need to read this series, but I'm still excited to check this book out!

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

Sunday, November 25, 2018

[ARC REVIEW] Diary of a Monster by Valeria Davila

Title:  Diary of a Monster

Author:  Valeria Davila

Artist:  Laura Aguerrebehere

Genre:  Children's / Humor / Monsters

Year Published: 2018

Year Read:  2018


Source:   eARC (NetGalley)

Content Rating:  Ages 5+ (Some Gross Humor)

Buy on:  Amazon  //  Book Depository 

I would like to thank NetGalley and Crackboom! for providing me a copy of this book in exchange for an honest review.

After reading “Diary of an Ogre,” I was actually surprised that there were several companion novels to the “Dear Diary” series and I was so excited to check out the newest book in the series “Diary of a Monster!”

The book explores about what life for a monster is like as we get to see the world through a monster’s point of view.  The titular monster in the story writes in his diary about the various things that he does as a monster such as terrifying the people he comes across, being one of the smelliest beings among his fellow monsters and eating worm cakes and mosquitoes!

Wow! Valeria Davila has done it again with writing this series in such a hilarious and creative way!  I loved the way that Valeria Davila explored the world through a monster’s point of view and we get to see what kind of activities the monsters do and how they feel about doing these activities.  I also loved the fact that the titular monster in this book is actually proud of being a monster, despite all the disgusting things that he does throughout the book such as being the smelliest monster around and eating mosquitoes and worm cakes.  It shows that the message of this book is being yourself, no matter how strange or frightening you might look towards other people.  Laura Aguerrebehere’s artwork is as usual humorous and fun to look at as we get to see the monster’s activities in all its disgusting glory!  I especially loved the images of the monster scaring off the tourists on an island and the green stink clouds that surround the monster to indicate how smelly he is.

Parents should know that there is some gross humor in this book such as images of the monster cooking up a stew made out of rats and cockroaches and images of the monster eating mosquitoes and worms. 

Overall, “Diary of a Monster” is a fantastic book for anyone who is a huge fan of books about monsters and it is definitely worth the read!  I would recommend this book to children ages five and up since some of the gross humor might be a bit too much for some children.

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The Sunday Post Meme (156)

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 hope everyone had a lovely Thanksgiving! Me and my family had a very lovely Thanksgiving! We had turkey, stuffing, cheesecake, Mac and Cheese and string beans with neck bones and they were all delicious!  We also got to watch the Macy Day Parade and it was so awesome this year!  I always loved watching the Macy Day Parade every year because you get to see the balloon floats and the musical performances and I was so excited in seeing the new Goku balloon in the parade this year!

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* I'm still watching this series and it's such a hilarious and fun series and I don't know why I waited until now to start watching this show!


* Finally got around to watching this show and I'm loving this show! The dialogue is just so funny and I really enjoyed seeing the action sequences in this show! I can't wait to watch the rest of this series soon!


* I'm now into the third season of this show and things are getting pretty shocking now!  I do wonder if Morty's family will ever be happy again after this turn of events.


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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, November 25, 2018.