The Fault In Our Stars Book Review

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Title: The Fault In Our Stars

Series: Stand Alone

Author: John Green

Publisher: Dutton Books

Pages: 313

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I read this book before I watched the movie and its such a great story. I love how John Green writes, he truly has become one of my top favorite authors.

Of course, the book was way better than the movie, that’s how it usually is. I picked this book up when I was at the airport waiting for my flight back home and read the whole book. I was sad and was shocked at how this story played out. It such a cute, emotional, story that gave me the feels.

The two main characters are Hazel Grace Lancaster and Augustus Waters. I absolutely love these two characters together! I’m not much of a romantic type and if there is romance it needs to be original type romance if you know what I mean. Now that I’m thinking about it this would have to be my favorite romance book and here’s why…

Hazel has cancer and is going thru depression, her mother sends her to a support group where she meets Augustus. Thru out the book, you see a wonderful relationship building between the two where they fall in love with each other.

John Green wrote this story very beautiful and detailed. The character building between the two was perfect. The ending had me, I was expecting it but still had me with my feelings. I like how the ending finished, I was wondering how it was going to end and it ended just right.

I definitely recommend reading the book then watching the movie, I liked both but we all know the book is always better.

Ready to fall in love?

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The Reader Confession Tag

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Found this fun Book Tag on Read Yourself Happy

Have you ever damaged a book?

No never! However, I have spilled my drink on a page a couple times but I never actually damaged a book where the book was completely damaged.

Have you ever damaged a borrowed book?

The only books I have borrowed were from my local library and I have not damaged any books when borrowed.

How long does it take you to read a book?

Now that I am a mother of a one-month-old it takes me at least a full week to finish one book.

Book that you haven’t finished?

I haven’t finished reading Caraval by Stephanie Garber, I didn’t get a chance since I gave birth around the time I was reading the book and I started reading the YA Barnes And Noble book club book Wilder Girls. I’ll get to the book after this one hopefully I just got a little distracted.

Hyped or popular books that you didn’t like?

Hocus Pocus and the all-new sequel! There was so much hype about this book and I was so disappointed in it. Click here to see my book review on the book.

Is there a book you wouldn’t tell anyone you were reading?

As an adult, I will tell anyone who asked what I was reading but when I was a child growing up my favorite book series were the Warriors by Erin Hunter and I used to hide my book from my classmates thinking they would make fun of me for reading, silly thing to do.

How many books do you own?

I have no clue but the words of my man he would say “Too many!”

Are you a fast or slow reader?

I’m in between, I’m an average reader however if the book has a lot of details and I’m really into the book I will take my time and read slow.

Do you like to buddy read?

I have not done a buddy read before if anyone is interested to let me know!

If you were only allowed to own one book, what would it be and why?

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The first book of Warriors in the Warriors series. I picked this book because the series is what got me to start reading and I mean seriously reading all the time.

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Down The Rabbit Hole Book Review

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Title: Down The Rabbit Hole

Series: Stand Alone

Author: Holly Madison

Publisher: Dey Street Books

Pages: 335

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My mother let me borrow this book and at first, I was kinda on the defense side about reading it but gave it a chance only because I was curious.

Holly wrote this book where it’s going to make you want more and more of the story and why these girls wanted to be a playboy bunny in the first place. The story was juicy and detailed on the life of Holly and how she become a playboy bunny.

I must say that this is one of my new favorite autobiography books. So much detail about Holly and where her life went before and after the playboy mansion.  Holly’s story is not some boring story, from the beginning to the end of the book kept me going where I didn’t want to stop reading.

Holly talks about her time on the show The Girls Next Door, and her relationship with Hugh Heffner and the other girls in the mansion. She shares juicy details about what went on in the house and how things work and what it was like being a playboy model and Hugh Heffner’s girlfriend.

You get an insight into what it was like to be a playboy bunny and what girls did just to be living in the mansion. Holly also goes into detail on her personal life before she was a playboy model and what she did after the playboy life. This story was just interesting to read about Holly and the person she is now today. It’s not easy coming out with the truth or at least her truth in her eyes.

Who’s curious to know?

 

 

 

 

 

Every Day I’m Hustling Book Review

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Title: Every Day I’m Hustling

Series: Stand Alone

Author: Vivica A. Fox

Publisher: St. Martin’s Press

Pages: 288

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What a great autobiography book. I’m so thrilled to have this lovely gem to my autobiography/biography book collection. Very inspirational. I learned a lot from Vivica and what she represents as a successful woman.

I first noticed Vivica in the Quentin Tarantino’s movie Kill Bill, my second favorite movie all time. I read this book this whole week while I was at work on my breaks and when I would get home. I couldn’t put this book down and re-reading some of the pages just to hear her inspiration on life and to be successful.

My favorite part in the book is the “Turn Your Haters Into Congratulators” page 121 section 3.Dont let someone ruin your workspace. I love when she says “Do you have a snake on the loose in your office? My condolences, but we’ll get through this.” I so happen to be reading that part while I was in my office at work and had to share this line with my co-worker who is dealing with some complications at work. It was just perfect timing.

Vivica is smart, funny, and the way she explains her life from the beginning sharing her dreams and doing what it takes and learning from her mistakes such as career-wise and relationship and taking on business she is a headstrong woman. I enjoyed reading this book and had the opportunity to meet her at Barnes And Noble and got my book signed by her.

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Who’s ready to hustle?

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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Top Ten Tuesday: Page To Screen

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Hosted By That Artsy Reader Girl 

Today I am going to share with you all my top favorite books that I hope one day will be a movie or T.V Show.

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Heartless By Marissa Meyer

My all-time favorite type of stories is the villain’s story and how they became who they are. This story would make a great movie about the Queen Of Hearts and who she was before the Queen. I truly hope one day this book would be on the big screen!

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Ace Of Shades By Amanda Foody

I need to see this story on the big screen. So much interesting and uniqueness. The characters and the world building and some fantasy into it would make a great story on the big screen however I would like to see it as a T.V show. (I have yet to read the second book!)

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Children Of Blood And Bone By Tomi Adeyemi

This is going to be epic! I heard they are in the process of making this lovely story into a movie, with that being said I am very excited to see this happen and know it will be a very popular movie when it does come out.

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Six Of Crows By Leigh Bardugo

Another one I hear that is going to be on the big screen but as a T.V show on Netflix! For anyone who read this book and the second one know that this one will be a good one and should be interesting to see it as a T.V show rather than a big movie. So much adventure and action and characters I can’t wait to see them on the screen.

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The Cruel Prince By Holly Black

I can picture this being an amazing fantasy movie series. I would love to see the Fey world come to life and seeing the fairies and their custom ways and seeing the characters and the actual unique clothes they would wear and just everything about this book on the big screen would be so magical.

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Those are my top five books that I have my finger crossed in hopes that they would make it on the screen one day.

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Marvel Avengers Book Tag

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Found this Book Tag on Kristin Kraves Books

The other night I went to go see the Avengers End Game movie and I must say I can’t get over the fact that it was 3 hours long (I’m 8 months pregnant, that’s a long time for me to sit and watch a full movie) I personally only watch the movies just cause I’m a big fan of the Guardians Of The Galaxy, so anything with them in it I’m all about. Here is the Marvel Avengers Book Tag, enjoy!

IRON MAN: A BOOK THAT MADE YOU LAUGH OUT LOUD

 

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Clock Dance By Anne Tyler

The characters in the book definitely made me giggled, especially the little girl in the book.

CAPTAIN AMERICA: A BOOK THAT SENDS A POSITIVE MESSAGE

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Every Day I’m Hustling By Vivica. A Fox

This book is nothing but positive!

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

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 Ace Of Shades By Amanda Foody

Enne Salta, She has so much strength in search of her mother in a city of Sin a place she never been to before.

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

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Children Of Blood And Bone By Tommi Adeyemi

Everyone’s favorite Maji, Zelie Adebola! She absolutely kicks butt!

HULK: A BOOK THAT MADE YOU INCREDIBLY ANGRY

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Hocus Pocus & The All New Sequel

I am not a big fan of this book, I almost DTF it.

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

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Crow Flight By Susan Cunningham

This was such a cute story!

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

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The Wicked King By Holly Black

I was not expecting the ending! I don’t think anyone was…

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Hope you all enjoyed the movie and for those who have yet to see The Adventures End Game have a good time. I tag every Book Blogger who would be interested in this Book Tag! Also, I created my own Marvel Advengers Book Tag picture on top, you all are welcome to use it.

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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.

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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 Currently Reading Book Tag

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Found this lovely Book Tag on Reader Voracious Book Blog!

Another day another glory! Today is just a wonderful day to write, it’s been raining all day with thunder and lightning! All this rain has put me into a writing mood so here is a Book Tag that’s been overdue on my book blog. Enjoy!

HOW MANY BOOKS DO YOU USUALLY READ AT ONCE?

Two! Always two. I have my physical copy on hand which I call my current read and on my Nook I have my Netgalley story that I either been approved of to read or volunteer to read.

HOW DO YOU DECIDE WHEN TO SWITCH BETWEEN MULTIPLE READS?

I kinda just go with the flow and how I feel. I tend to have a habit of focusing on the story that has the least pages to finish first rather then the book with the most pages however if a book is really good and most talked about than I tend to favor one read the most thru out the day and my second read later on in the evening with least amount of time reading. It really just all depends on how I manage to switch between my reads depending more on the story.

DO YOU EVER SWITCH BOOKMARKS PARTWAY THROUGH A BOOK?

No, Never! When it comes to my next read I always select a bookmark that I think would go with the story. (I have a small bookmark collection)

WHERE DO YOU KEEP THE BOOK(S) YOU’RE CURRENTLY READING?

Right on my desk, however, there are times where I have fallen asleep with my book in my hands but for the most part, I always keep my physical copy on my desk right next to my Nook and diary and journal!

WHAT TIME OF DAY DO YOU READ THE MOST?

Since I am pregnant I have all the time in the world to read. Right now when I wake up I read for 20 minutes then go eat. I read in the late afternoon then nap time. I read in the evening for bath time and then later at night before bedtime. So basically it’s reading all day for me unless its one of those days were I need “Fresh Time” to do other hobbies and catch up with other stuff I enjoy.

HOW LONG DO YOU TYPICALLY READ IN ONE SESSION?

Always 1 hour to 3 hours.

DO YOU READ HARDBACKS WITH THE DUST JACKET OFF?

Yes! All the time. And if you’re wondering why…I just do, I don’t really have a reason why I take it off.

WHAT POSITION DO YOU MAINLY USE TO READ?

Depends where I am located. I have three spots in my house where I read so first would be my bed so that means I am on my left side with every single pillow in the house next to me. The second location is the couch, I have movie theater couches so, therefore, I have my feet kicked up and laying back with one pillow behind me. My third reading spot is on the porch so I am just relaxing on my porch chair enjoying the weather when I am out there.

DO YOU TAKE YOUR CURRENT READ WITH YOU EVERYWHERE YOU GO?

What a silly question! Of course, I do! I take the physical copy more than my Nook.  I never know when or what is going to happen when I’m out in about especially now that I’m going to doctor visits and they have me wait for seriously forever I have to have a book with me no matter what when I leave my house. I’m always prepared.

HOW OFTEN DO YOU UPDATE YOUR GOODREADS READING PROGRESS?

Every night before bed. I always try to make it my goal to update my progress and pretty good at making sure I keep up with it.

Thanks for catching up with me on this fun Book Tag! I tag every Book Blogger out there who is interested in participating in this Tag.

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