It’s Almost Time

Hey everyone! I have been super busy (What every blogger says when they go MIA from their blog) I have been looking forward to this month for a very long time and if you have been keeping up with me then you would know that I am expecting my first child this month. She will be here in three days or at least her due date is on the 22nd so I’m sure you understand that I am very excited for this weekend.

Not only is my daughter arriving this month we also moved into a two bedroom apartment, we definitely needed more space for us all however the nursery room is bigger than the master room so I had to make some arrangements for my bookshelves. I used to have them cady corner but now that I have a smaller room I had to put two of the same shelves up against the wall and put the skinner bookshelf into the nursery room.

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What my bookshelves used to look like in the old apartment

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What my bookshelves currently look like right now

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Skinny Bookshelf  in the nursery room

Nothing too fancy but I’m pretty happy with the setup. Right now I have stopped going on my book hauls once a month and been more focused on baby stuff and setting up everything for her, and what I mean setting up for her we have been working on her own personal library. Also gives me more time to focus on my TBR list because over the year I gathered so many new books and my TBR list is huge right now.

With that being all said I have been doing more “Me Time” I’m still reading every day, however, I been stuck reading my Sailor Moon Manga books right now! I seriously can’t get enough of them and I’m hoping once the baby gets here I won’t be so tired where I won’t be able to read a book? Heck, we all know I’m gonna be sleepy all the time and hope for the best for the first few months and try to stick to my reading routine even if I can only get 20 minutes in I’ll still be happy.

Well ladies and gents, I’m gonna get off here and take that hot bath I been waiting all day for and catch up on some reading while I can. Happy Reading All!

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Kingdom Cold Book Review

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Title: Kingdom Cold

Series: Kingdom Cold

Author: Brittni Chenelle

Publisher: Self- Published by the author

Pages: 278

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I VOLUNTARILY READ AND REVIEW THIS COPY FROM NETGALLEY. ALL THOUGHTS AND OPINIONS ARE MY OWN, THANK YOU.

SPOILER FREE!

The beginning of the story caught me from the start but the more I read the more I just wanted to give up on the story. I felt like there were too much drama, royal drama and a weird love triangle that was just frustrating to me.

The story is fast paced with fewer details and confusion into everything. I love that it is first person view with different characters, so I know exactly what’s going on in each character’s mind however we did switch up characters rather fast.

Our main characters are Princess Charlotte and Prince Young and his brother Prince Minseo. Princess Charlotte is childish in the beginning but her character growth thru out the story was amazing to read especially in the ending. Out of all the characters in the story, Prince Young would have to be my favorite, I feel like he stayed true to himself and to others.

One character that was very frustrating to me and really got to me was Princess Charlotte’s servant Milly. Who was her friend or was supposed to be a friend but didn’t know how to be a friend. Without giving away to much about this character there was a certain part of the story where it was straight weird and disrespectful to Princess Charlotte when Milly and Prince Young were alone (Won’t give away anything). But now that I think about it the author did a good job writing about a character to really bug you.

The ending was the only part that I liked in the story. The story did feel rushed and less detailed and a huge messy love triangle with the characters however I kept reading only to find out what was going to happen with the characters. I do feel like something was missing to make this story truly incredible, I just feel like it was all over the place with everyone’s mix feelings.

 

Ready to take part in this love triangle?

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Top Ten Tuesday: Inspirational/Thought-Provoking Book Quotes

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Hosted By That Artsy Reader Girl

Book quotes are everything to me especially when it hits me good. The weird thing is I never share those quotes on my book blog, it’s a rare occasion if I do. I like to keep them to myself and write them personally into my diary to remember those words. However, for today, I will like to share some of those book quotes that just hit me good you know!

“Hope! Is The Thing With Feathers.”The Sun Is Also A Star

“We Are All someone’s monster.” – Six Of Crows

“Everyone always underestimates the idiot.”  – Heartless

“If I cannot be better than them, I will become so much worse.” The Cruel Prince

“f you want something, you should let yourself have it.” – Ace Of Shades

“A plane flew across the sky and for a second, she imagined the rows of people tucked neatly inside, watching movies and sipping sodas. No idea they were flying over a boy training crows.” – Crow Flight

Happy Reading All!

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The Sun Is Also A Star Book Review

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Title: The Sun Is Also A Star

Series: Stand Alone

Author: Nicola Yoon

Publisher: Delacorte Press

Pages: 384

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SPOILER FREE!

Young love…Who would have thought that I would actually fall in love with this story? I’m not really into romance stories it would have to really get me and I thought this story was pretty cute from the beginning to the very end.

This book has been in my TBR jar and I selected the title surprised to find out that the movie comes out next month so It was meant to be. I knew it was going to be a romance story and I had my fingers crossed it was going to be worth the read and sure enough it was. It’s different, unique, and beautiful…a love story I have not read before so it has originality for me to keep reading.

Our story starts out in New York City. We get to meet Natasha, a young girl who is originally born in Jamaica along with her younger brother and parents. Natasha and her family are being deported back to Jamaica, Natasha is doing everything she can for her and her family to be able to stay in America. Natasha is all about facts and what’s in front of her type of person.

We also get to meet Daniel, who is a Korean – American whose family is from South Korea. Daniels family have high expectations for him to be a doctor and has a very important interview to get into Yale. Daniel is all about fate and destiny and true love.

I definitely feel like the love tension between the two went really fast but in a really good way. We have two completely different people and one who truly believes in fate and tries to show the other to follow your heart and what it says.

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You know its a good book when you really can’t put the book down and you want to know what’s going to happen and I mean I had to know what the fate was between these two young couples and where they were going to end up. So many questions running thru my head… Are they going to end up being together? Are they getting married on the same day they meet? Do Natasha and her family have to go back to Jamaica? The ending gave me goosebumps! I love endings of stories, it’s everything for me and it ended perfectly for me.

Get your popcorn and candies! The movie comes out next month and I’m very stoked to have a “Me-Time” to watch this!

Ready to take on the Universe?

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Book Event: The Writers Block Book Store Grand Re-Opening

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I have been looking forward to this day for a long time. I found out last year that they were relocating the book shop and I couldn’t wait for this day to come. Today was the grand reopening of the Writers Block Book Store here in Las Vegas, Nevada. What an amazingly beautiful day it was for this special day. I have so much to share with you all about this lovely book shop and trust me they did not let us book lovers down.

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The Writers Block was located at a different spot downtown and was a lot smaller of a book shop last year. With the new and approved location that is still downtown, they added more features and also kept some old features. One thing that they added was a coffee shop with some amazing goodies which is a lovely addition to any book shop. Not only is the shop a book shop but it is also a Bird Sanctuary which makes this book shop very unique.

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They really did a wonderful job bringing this book shop alive. When you walk in you will notice right away a big bird cage with a gift shop/ register where you check out when you purchased your books with the coffee/ tea being served with some delicious snacks available for your taste.

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With the new location, the best part is that the book shop is way bigger than the old location they had. Bigger space means more books. I was extremely excited to see how this place came together. Extremely beautiful from the outside to the inside of the shop. I loved how detailed everything was from top to bottom and the fact that you can tell that they truly put their hearts into this book shop. Everyone was extremely nice and made you feel welcomed.

With it being a full house for the grand reopening of the shop I did my best to get as many photos as I can with being 7 months pregnant with a big belly and of course I did run into people Because I was so amazed at how everything turned out. Here are the lovely shots I captured of this amazing grand opening of this one of a kind book shop.

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My favorite section

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I absolutely love how they did the children’s section, very gorgeous!

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They had a section for every book lover out there. I was blown away and very satisfied as a book lover. Fingers crossed for some of my favorite book authors to possibly do a book signing here also and hope for a YA book club too! One more thing, I didn’t leave this book shop empty handed my boyfriend purchased the book I been wanting for some time…

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If any of you book lovers are in Las Vegas and want to stop at a unique lovely book shop I highly recommend this book shop, you won’t be disappointed.

Click Here to check out The Writers Block website. Happy Reading All!

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Top Ten Tuesday: Things I’ve Done For The Love Of Books

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Hosted By That Artsy Reader Girl

I have not had the opportunity to do something crazy for the love of books however what I have done are just minor things. Perhaps in the future like if Marissa Meyer was visiting my city I would do just anything to go meet her and sign my books even if that means going at the last minute in my pajamas. Here are just a few things I have done for the love of all books.

VIVICA A. FOX BOOK SIGNING AT BARNES AND NOBLE

I love Autobiography books second favorite genre in books I also love Kill Bill the movie so once I found out that Vivica was going to be doing a book signing for her new book I was all in. Not only was her book inspiring I knew I had to go but one thing the signing was all the way on the other side of the city ( No big deal really) just means to get up early to make sure I’m ready to go also I don’t have my drivers license..yet! So that means my Aunt Nicky was going to take me since my boyfriend is not all about books and this is a must thing to do! To make the story short I was stressed out, leaving the house to forget the book to have to turn around to get it. traffic was insane. My aunt who is not from Las Vegas who moved from Michigan to live out here got us lost and didn’t listen to my instructions to get to the book store. Let’s just say once I got there I was just not in the best mood but I made it and it was worth all the stress.

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STOLE A BOOK

You read that right but don’t freak out just yet and let me explain my story! Let me take you back to the 90’s when I was just six years old. This was my first time and very last time I have ever stolen anything in my life (Unless it was the last donut in the house) My mother and I went to a store to do some shopping. I was wondering around close to my mom while she was looking at some clothes but I found this little book called “The Art Of The Lion King” I hid the book from my mom and when we left the store and got in the car I was in the back seat looking at the book. My mother looked back and question me and I never heard the end of it where she went right back to the store and made me walk up to the store employee to return the book and apologize for stealing. Never again! I was so embarrassed. Many years later when I was in Michigan I was in a book thrift store and I found the same book which of course this time around I bought the book and still have it today to remind me of this lesson.

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I have other things I do for the love of books which is missing out on my favorite show to read or sometimes eat dinner later at night so I can continue to read, read in the bathtub or take my book everywhere with me and when I was working for customer service I was reading my book the whole time while I was supposed to be assisting people on the phone and I was half listening (That’s if the book is really really good! That’s how I got thru Six Of Crows and Children Of Blood And Bone so fast I didn’t care to lose my job) Maybe some of the things are minor however I love books more than anything and would do just about anything to read or get my hands on the book or meet an author of the book.

I’m actually really curious, have any of you book lovers done anything crazy for the love of books?

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Top Ten Tuesday: Things That Make Me Pick Up A Book

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Hosted By That Artsy Reader Girl

I’m gonna give you my top ten things I look for in a book in order for me to actually bring that book home to read.

Number One

The book cover! If the book has anything shiny, swords, crowns, or just looks very interesting I’m gonna pick it up right away to see what it’s all about. What catches my eye is what I’m gonna pick up first. But not all pretty book covers have an interesting story…

Number Two

WHAT THE STORY IS ALL ABOUT! If the story sounds interesting, something I have not read and has some originality to the story I will take it home.

Number Three

The villain’s story. I am obsessed with books that tell the villains side of the story and how they became who they are. It is my all time and still number one favorite type of story.

Number Four

Retellings! I love a good story of a retailing of a fairy tale we all grew up and enjoyed, nothing better but a twisted side story of the original story.

Number Five

A strong female lead. Do I really need to explain this one? I absolutely love when the main character (especially women) can whoop some serious butt!

Number Six

Royal drama. I’m a sucker for these type of stories. Anything with a royal family always has some crazy drama in the story.

Number Seven

Character building. I like to see the main character start with nothing and is nothing and grows to be something when deep down they were that person the whole time.

Number Eight

You know sometimes having mystical creatures is always good! Dragons, Mermaids, and Jabberwockies!

Number Nine

Love, Love, Love! Yes, romance! I love a good romance. A good romance for me is the one with crazy adventure and they are in dangerous situations and they end up falling in love in the end or you know something like that.

Number 10

Minus the type of stories they are and what’s on the cover for me to even actually pick the book up and READ it would be the weather. If it’s raining outside I’m automatically reading outside on my porch. I live in Las Vegas so the weather is always nice (Usually) and if it’s cold outside then I’m stuck indoors and sometimes I can get destracted when it comes to being indoors all the time. I feel like I read more when it’s hot outside then cold.

That will be my Top Ten reasons why I pick up a book. Happy Reading!

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