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One of the rawest things I will ever publish

This collection of works, I plan on publishing mid September. The truest and rawest things I have ever written. Poems that showcase my struggles through the years, the loss of a childhood friend , and a family member. A best friend to friend and now to acquaintance. My feelings of breaking free from a crush. Liking someone who I will have to avoid even more since I did send this collection of works to him. Because for some reason, I was brave enough to do that. Now wishing I should go back in time and reverse everything. Yeah, now to wait for his reply. The worst moments for the rest of my life.

(If you are reading this, and you know who I am talking about it and if this thing I wrote for is real. And my feelings are real. And now I am currently hate myself. And if this things blooms into something more. I was the first to tell my feelings and not you. Yeah.. email or text me instead of talking to me because I will probably avoid you for the rest of my life. And no, I don’t hate you. I am afraid of embarrassing myself and looking like a complete idiot.

Poetry is probably the only time, you will see me be true of myself. To express my feelings to the public. A creative output that allows me go free verse. I am not afraid of what others think of my poetry. Its free and its my own. Be grateful, I don’t have a good voice because I could be singing my feelings. That pro in all of this.

Just wanted to tell you something about this collection of works. New post coming this Saturday.

Genre: Classics Book Marathon

And we are back!!!

As seen from the title, I am going on a classic book reading marathon. I have thirty something books minus Agatha Christie books, I have on my shelf. I am slightly those types of books. And here me, telling you what I define a classic book to be.

A classic book defined for me would a book written in the ancient times until 1980s. Sorry Harry Potter, you are not a classic in my books. Bye.. 🙂

I began to be obsessed with book genre of classics after taking Literature in High School. Thank Mrs. Bailey. Thank you.

There are rules, I plan on keeping while doing reading:

I am not allowed to quit reading a book. I must finish it fully. I can’t quit even if the story is slow, full of language and romance.

I have to rate the story and review it even if its just a sentence or two.

Here are all the books minus Agatha Christie, I plan on reading. There is no order in which I am reading them.

The Tell Tale Heart and Other Writings by Edgar Allan Poe

The Brothers of Karamazov by Fyodor Dostoevsky

The Stubborn Heart by Frank G. Slaughter

Annie Jordan by Mary Brinker Post

The Curse of the Kings by Victoria Holt

Gone with the Wind by Margaret Mitchell

Oliver Twist by Charles Dickens

A Tale of Two Cities by Charles Dickens

Little Women by Louisa Alcott

Little Men by Louisa Alcott

The Catcher of The Rye by J.D. Salinger

One Day in the Life of Ivan Denisovich by Alexander Solzhenitsyn

The Paradiso by Dante

All Creatures Great And Small by James Herriot

The Mill on the Floss by George Elliot

Middlemarch by George Elliot

War and Peace by Leo Tolstoy

Plato

Selected Lives And Essays by Plutarch

Age of Innocence by Edith Wharton

Black Beauty by Anna Sewell

Othello by Shakespeare

King Lear by Shakespeare

Chariots of Fire by W. J. Weatherby

Gulliver’s Travels by Jonathan Swift

The Hiding Place by Corrie Ten Boom

The Merchant of Venice by Shakespeare

Hard Times by Charles Dickens

Not A Tame Lion by Terry Glaspey

Poetry of the New England Renaissance

Wuthering Heights by Emily Bronte

O Pioneers by Willa Cather

Robinson Crusoe by Daniel Defoe

Howard’s End by E.M. Forster

If you survived that list, make sure to follow my blog. I am so close to 100 followers. Bye. 🙂

Book review: Libby’s Cuppa Joe *Spoilers included*

Welcome back!

*DISCLAIMER: I was give a free copy from  Ambassador International Blogger Review Team for a honest review* (There is spoilers)

Title: Libby’s Cuppa Joe

Genre: Christian Contemporary

Romance: unmarried sex resulting a pregnancy

Language: some mentions

Dislikes:

A criminal becoming a pastor. Sure its possible but I see this too often.

A new pastor comes to town and falls in love with the main character and confesses his feelings after she returns to faith and then they is no mention of her answer and it goes straight to her wedding with him. It makes sense but maybe its just me.

Damon, but everyone hates him.

Sonja is a bit rude, whiny, but what did I expect from a city girl thinking she can run a business.

The story itself is slow paced. I picked to read this book because I was drawn by the synopsis and the mention of the coffee shop.

Thanks for reading! Make sure to you like this post, comment what book I should review next. If your author, I will be honored to read your book. Also make sure to follow my blog to be the first ones to see my newest posts.

Marvel Avengers Book Tag

Welcome back, owlnerds! A new Monday, a new post. Enjoy!

I found this book tag from Kristen’s blog.

IRON MAN: A BOOK THAT MADE YOU LAUGH OUT LOUD

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The sarcasm that Halt has in this book is hilarious. Its the best thing yet.

CAPTAIN AMERICA: A BOOK THAT SENDS A POSITIVE MESSAGE

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A positive message that showcased the main problems with our world, abortion. Survival of the fittest.

THOR: A BOOK WITH A CHARACTER’S STRENGTH YOU ADMIRE

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Samwise, the real hero, not Frodo. He survived and was still loyal when Frodo was loyal to gollum. He carried the food during the journey. He carried Frodo up the Mount of Doom. Who else does that?

BLACK WIDOW: A BOOK WITH A KICK-ASS FEMALE PROTAGONIST

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Talfia Cricket, she is bad ass. She fights a evil spirits and saves the world.

HULK: A BOOK THAT MADE YOU INCREDIBLY ANGRY

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This book made me so angry. Its a retelling of Romeo and Juliet. I enjoyed it until they added a scene that had no purpose at all. It was off detail sex scene. What why? If it wasn’t in the story, I would been greatly pleased but no. That had to ruin everything. 😦

HAWKEYE: AN UNDERRATED BOOK YOU THINK MORE PEOPLE SHOULD PAY ATTENTION TO

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A dystopia/ post apocalyptic world: A girl who has to live post – nuclear war clueless if her any loved ones survived. She meets a man and she begins to have her doubts toward him. She questions if she trust or not? Check it out!!

*BONUS* LOKI: A BOOK WITH A TWIST OR SURPRISE THAT TRICKED YOU

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This book gave me the shivers. I am surprised, shocked by the plot twist. Its disturbing. It reminds me a lot of
The Eligible Bachelor (Sherlock Holmes).

The Selection Series Review

Welcome back, owlnerds. Another book series done!! I started this series in May of 2017 and finally finished it March of 2019.

The Selection series by Kiera Cass is about a girl named America Singer who gets selected to be part of a selection. A selection is 35 girls from each caste is entered into a competition to win the prince’s hand in marriage.

Book 1: The Selection

Rating: Five Stars

Review:
This book cracked me up. The plot line is hilarious because when you sent girls to compete against anything really. Things can get pretty interesting. Maxon and America can relate so much to people I know in real life. When America talks with Maxon, I can see myself reacting the same ways she does to him. I can’t wait to read the next book in the series.

Book 2: The Elite

Rating: Four Stars

Review: N/A I am honestly confused because I can’t find my review anywhere. 😦

Book 3

Rating: Three Stars

Review: N/A
Same thing!! I am honestly confused because I can’t find my review anywhere. 😦

Book 4: The Heir

Rating: 3.9

Review: My rating is a 3.9. I actually like this book more the original series. The romance and connection Eadlyn and Kile is basically copy of Aspen and America and hate that. Why? I just don’t understand it. Still waiting for more Hale scenes, just saying.

Also it’s no surprise that destroying the caste would make a worst problem than having castes. Maybe the ending was bit overwhelming of course, it’s no surprise since the Elite’s ending was too far fetch as well. I will probably read The Crown so that go an overall book series.

Book 5: The Crown

Rating: 3.9

Review: Another 3.9 stars. I was going to give this book a full four stars but honestly the first plot twist caught me off guard and really feel like was forced or the author just did it to please her fans. Why? I don’t understand.

Overall rating of the series: 3.9

Review:

Lets begin. I loved the first book. A dystopian young adult that isn’t the Hunger Games, point taken. The characters related to people, I know in real life. Then as the book went down the liking of the series went down slowly. The “love triangle” between Maxon and Aspen was a bit much. America indecisive for both of them. Then the last two books are about America’s oldest daughter. I actually enjoyed this books more the original series minus the sodomite couple in the last book. I don’t know if this is true or not but it felt thought the author was pressured into represent the sodomite community. Either way, the couple didn’t have purpose at all really. The choose that Eadyln picked makes no sense. She doesn’t really she has feeling for him until the last three chapters of the book. She is so focused on Kile who basically another Aspen that she is clueless of who to choose. I am like what? I really feel like the book was rushed. This is my opinion would not consider this book series clean. Its clean that most books today. In the romance, they are mentions of kissing on lips, cheek, and hands. There is some scenes that possible making out but that in no detail. I actually not sure what the scenes were fully about, but I would lean in that direction. There is some mention of cursing. Overall the series was alright, not my favorite. Recommended for 15+.

🙂 Thanks for reading!!

Blood Moon Redemption Book review

Disclaimers: I relieved a free copy from Ambassador International. This is my honest opinion, I am not giving paid to give a lying book review*

This is the first book, I am reviewing with Ambassador International. When they gave me a choice of several books. I knew I wanted to get this book. The only Jewish culture I ever read was in the Bible and I was greatly intrigued when I saw blood moons and legend of the tassel. It was mysterious and love that I was going get this book. 

The genre of this book: thriller/mystery thriller, (So this actually first book I read in this genre which is really crazy), fantasy/supernatural, contemporary, Christian fiction

The romance in this book was not bad minus the facts mentioning of staying the night with a man who is not married to each other.

Likes: I liked how each chapter, let you know at the head of time where the scene is taking place. You will understand when you read it. There is a scene when a waitress asks if they know Jesus. The main character is Jewish and her “friend” is Muslim. Its reaction is hilarious. I couldn’t stop laughing. I loved how the author gave out the backstory of the tassel with ruining the story itself.

Dislikes: I hated Omar. He was {spoilers removed}. Bad. I really wanted to choke him and smack Tassie in the face several times but she was {spoilers removed. 
Although the book is fantasy/supernatural. I didn’t like Hector since he was a {spoiler removed}. I really didn’t like the scene where Omar sees{spoiler removed}. Hmm. No. 
One more thing, I didn’t understand something. The story is complete. The synopsis is answered but some reason they are almost like four chapters left. I understand you want readers to understand what is happening to the characters. It felt weird but maybe it fits.

Rating: 4/5, 7/10

The Forbidden Wish: Book Review

Title: The Forbidden Wish 

Genre: Fantasy, Retelling, Young Adult

Author: Jessica Khoury

Language: mention of cursing

Romance: kissing of the neck, kissing of lips, forced kiss

Things I disliked:

It states “perfect lips”. What is that? 

It’s mentioned that the main character has two days to get her freedom but two days past and you think she would lose her freedom. Right? I am really confused.

I don’t if it is just me but the ending felt rushed. Or if they was too much background in it that I got lost in the climax. 

So this book was a retelling of Aladdin and so there is a typical Disney ending. With flowers in the air. Not a fan. Disney lover will love it. Not a fan of it. 

Things I liked:

So I was interested in this book because of the cover and retelling of Aladdin. I liked how the author kept the original setting. I liked how the POV was not based around Aladdin which was a plus.

Rating: 3.7 stars

 

 

 

 

 

The Alphabet Book Tag

Welcome back, owl friends. This week I decided to do a book tag. The blog post is a bit late for today’s Monday post but at least I remembered to post it. XD The rules for this tag is that you have to name books that you own or have read. Going from A to Z. Please Enjoy! 🙂

 

A- Anne of Green Gables by L.M. Montgomery

B- Bleak House by Charles Dickens

C-Caddie Woodlawn by Carol Rye Brink

D- David Copperfield by Charles Dickens

E- Eragon by Christoper Paolini

F-For the Temple by G.A. Henty

G- Girl Defined by Kristen and Bethany Clark

H-Hamlet by Shakespeare

I- Ivanhoe by Walter Scott

J- Jane Eyre by Charlotte Bronte

K- Kristian’s War by Peter Wisman

L- Les Miserable by Victor Hugo

M- Magnolia Story by Chip and Joanne Gaines

N-Not by Sight by Kate Breslin

O- On the Edge of the Dark Sea of Darkness

P- Paradise Lost by John Milton

Q- Quiet by Susan Cain

R- Rose of Night by Hope Ann

S- Show Me by Gabriella Slade

T- To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee

U-  N/A

V- N/A

W- White Fang by Jack London

X-N/A

Y- Young Pioneers by Rose Wilder Lane

Z- Z for Zachariah by Robert C. O’Brien

Inkheart by Cornelia Funke

Title: Inkheart

Author: Cornelia Funke

Point of View: Third Person View

Genre: Fantasy/Young Adult

Plot: One cruel night, Meggie’s father reads aloud from a book called Inkheart and an evil ruler escapes the boundaries of fiction and lands in their living room. Suddenly Meggie is smack in the middle of the kind adventure she only reads in books. Meggie must learn the harness of the magic that has conjured this nightmare. For only she can change the course of the story that has changed her life forever.

Language: There are around ten incidents where they are cursing.

Romance: N/A

Quotes:

(p.2) “Go on, admit it, the book whispers its story to you at night.”

(p.8) “Some books should be tasted Some devoured but only a few should be chewed and digested thoroughly

(p.15) If you take a book with you on a journey, an odd thing happens: The book begins collecting your memories. And forever after you have only to open that book to be back where you first read it. It will all come into your mind with the very first words: the sights you saw in that place, what it smelled like, the ice cream you ate while you reading it… yes, books are liking flying paper- memories cling to the printed page better than anything else.

Book rating: Four stars

 

Book tag: A to Z Tag

What is up, you guys? Welcome back to another weekly blog post. As you can see from the title, I am doing a book tag which I have not done for a long time. I found this tag on https://sunsetsandbookfests.com/2017/01/20/a-to-z-book-tag/. 

 

Author you’ve read the most books from:

Harry Potter or The Boxcar Children

Best Sequel Ever:

The Tower Towers by J.R.R. Tolkien

Currently Reading:

Show me by Gabriella Slade

Drink of Choice While Reading:

Mountain Dew/soda (night) Tea/water (day)

E-reader or Physical Book?

Physical book

Fictional Character You Probably Would Have Actually Dated In High School:

Snape or Darcy (my reaction to your reaction, I know I am crazy.)

Glad You Gave This Book A Chance:

Rebecca by Daphne du Maurier

Hidden Gem Book:

Not by Sight by Kate Breslin

Important Moment in your Reading Life:

Starting to reading consistently at the age of twelve.

Just Finished

Inkheart by Cornelia Funke

Kinds of Books You Won’t Read:

I typically don’t jump into romance books. It’s just that nowadays that people don’t understand that there is a thing called inappropriateness. If you know what I am talking about, why? Noone wants to read that. And if you do, why?

Longest Book You’ve Read:

Les Miserable by Victor Hugo

Major book hangover because of:

The One by Kiera Cass, the end felt as though it was rushed. I am like. Why? Why would you do that to me?

Number of bookcases

I have one.  The reason why is, half the books I get are from the library. I probably need around 2,000 dollars to buy all the books I have enjoyed. So if you want to buy me anything, an Amazon/Barnes and Noble gift card. *wink wink*

One Book You Have Read Multiple Times:

Carrie Woodlawn by Carol Ryrie Bank

Preferred Place To Read:

In bed.

Quote, that inspires you/gives you all the feels from a book you’ve read:

There’s some good left in this world, Mr. Frodo, and it’s worth fighting for.” – Samwise, Lord of the Rings

Reading Regret:

Following the trending books and getting disappointed. Believing they’re different than any other book today.

Series You Started And Need To Finish(all books are out in series):

The Ranger’s Apprentice by John Flanagan,  Lunar Chronicles, The Wingfeather Saga, The Giver Quartet, The Inheritance Cycle, Matched, Grisha Verse, Six of Crows, and Rebel of the Sands

Three of your All-Time Favorite Books:

The Odyssey by Homer

Kristian’s War by Peter Wisan

Martin Hospitality by Abigayle Claire

Unapologetic Fangirl For:

Mr. Darcy…

Very Excited For This Release More Than All The Others:

Worst Bookish Habit:

X Marks The Spot: Start at the top left of your shelf and pick the 27th book: 

The Complete Novels of Jane Austen

Your latest book purchase:

The Theif, The Damsel, and The Dragon by Angela Watts

ZZZ-snatcher book (last book that kept you up WAY late):

Cinder by Marissa Meyers.

 

See ya next week. My people of the book community.