Book Shelf Tour 2018

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Howdy Bookworms! I’m a little bummed out today, I unfortunately have a cold and was supposed to hang out at my favorite reading cafe with my mother but she is also sick. Also my boyfriend was sick over the weekend and I was trying to avoid him like he was the devil trying to make a deal with me but I still ended up feeling gross. Damn him!

Today I thought I can give you guys a little insight into my reading world right in my room were I have all my lovely gems stacked up on my Billy Bookcases from Ikea. Before I show you the goods I would like to explain that this year or as of right now I had to re collect books. When me and my boyfriend were driving across the United States are house was robbed, and if you have ever experience this my condolences. Its not the best feeling in the world when you work hard every day to have everything taken from you. I cherish two things in this world that are items and that’s my children books given or passed down to me and my Nanna’s sewing machine. Luckily at the time my sewing machine was not at the house but my favorite books and classic books were gone unfortunately.

With that being said my shelf’s are not fully full…its a working progress and I will be there one day again.

So sit back and enjoy the tour.

 

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Now if you look straight ahead you will see three Billy Book Shelf’s from Ikea. Two of them from the outside are the same and the one in the middle is a skinny shelf. Let me give you a tip here, lets call it Book Shelf’s 101…If you do plan on going to Ikea to purchase these rad shelf’s have them build it for you…pay that extra amount because I did not do it and I must be one of the most impatient person ever! I get frustrated if I cant figure it out or if it does not go my way when it comes to building things. Lego’s, KNex any of that stuff forget about it.

What had happen was….I originally had another book shelf so there was supposed to be four all together and well I destroyed one. I didn’t mean to it’s just not my cup of tea when it comes to putting things together.  My boyfriend was working and also working on his own projects that he couldn’t help me, at least not at that moment and since I was excited I took it to myself to build the shelf’s. I didn’t know it at the time but if you do build it yourself and something happens you can return it to get another in its place. I however did not do that and basically said forget it. But I ended up getting a sewing desk next to the shelf’s to replace that missing shelf. So at the end it worked out and I totally made sure the Ikea people build the desk this time around.

Moving on guys…

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In a Galaxy far far away there was this amazing Star Wars book shelf. If you are a Star Wars fan you are automatically my BFF.  Enough Said.

 

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The books that started it all for me. The Warriors series by Erin Hunter. Thanks to these amazing books I started to get into real serious reading. I had the original copies when they first came out and now I need to re collect the series. Has anyone else heard of these lovely gems? My all time favorite book/series growing up.

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At the bottom of the shelf I have my Fairyloot boxes that I hold onto. In between are the Wicked series and the two amazing autobiography’s from Holly Madison and vivica A. Fox. Last book The Abduction I purchased for only 25 cents at my local library across the street from my home, they have a used book shop in there…amazing!

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Starting at the bottom of the shelf in the middle would be some awesome gems like the Villains series by Serena Valentino. Some bookish candles that I created that you can find at my Etsy shop here. Let’s not forget Snow White Funko pop!

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Some more Funko pop characters. My favorite is Starfire! Some bookish candles I received in my Fairyloot boxes this year. Have some pretty awesome series that are on my TBR list. Which I hear nothing but good things about for all of them.

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More and more Funko pops! And more amazing gems in the back.

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My olgy books that I have collected over the years as a kid. Luckily for me these were left behind and one of the best books in my collection I had that I cherish the most. Absolutely love these books.

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At the right of the shelf’s starting from the bottom here are some of my Owlcrate book boxes I hold onto. In between are some lovely gems, actually looking at this picture while I type I realized I should put the Owlcrate books in between the boxes and the same with the Fairyloot…hmmm might just do that after this post.

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A shelf with some amazing books. See any you have read?

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Some books that were given to me. The book Anything Can Happen By George Papashvily was published in the 40’s is the oldest book I own and recently purchased it at a vintage shop here in Vegas.

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Last but defiantly not least are my awesome Fables comic books. For those of you who know the show Once Upon A Time, Fables is just like the show (They got the idea from Fables actually) its fairy tale cross over but for adults. To the right is my Showgirls Of Las Vegas which is signed by Nancy Williams before she passed away and she was a showgirl in the 40’s.

Well that is all for the Book Shelf 2018 tour. Thank you for stopping by and taking a look. I look forward in the next couple years looking back at this post and seeing the growth of my book shelf’s. TTFN.

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Take Me To Neverland Book Tag

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Hey Bookworms! I’m just gonna get right to it since I’m so excited to share this with you. Since I joined the book blog community all these wonderful Book Tags are just so addicting and fun and well I wanted to create one as well. I have so many ideas for some and the first one I wanted to do was something I really loved with some magic into it and there’s nothing more magical then Peter Pan. My all time favorite story growing up. I did look some Peter Pan Book Tags and found one on Alessia’s Shit List  BookTube Channel.

I did my own twist to it and created the Take Me To Neverland Book Tag and added some Fairy Dust to it to make it magical. I don’t know if there is a Neverland Book Tag and if there is one please let me know. Thank You.

THE RULES

  • Thank Blogger(s) who tagged you and link back to their blog.
  • Bookworm Scouts Honor to answer the questions the truth and nothing but the truth.
  • Tag up to 5-10 bloggers.
  • List the rules and display the Take Me To Neverland logo on your post.

Ready to fly?

PETER PAN – YOUR FAVORITE AUTHOR IS KNOCKING AT YOUR DOOR, WHAT DO YOU DO?

Take a double look into my apartment and make sure everything is organize, very first thing I do before I allow my favorite author walk thru the door, Which would be Marissa Meyer. Second thing I do is grab all my books that she wrote to sign them at my dinner table. Third is to bring her to my book shelf’s and fan girl over the books I own, plus have a tea party.

 

TINKER BELL – WHAT’S YOUR FAVORITE FANTASY BOOK?

The Cruel Prince By Holly Black! I do believe in Fairies!!!

 

WENDY DARLING – WHAT IS YOUR GO TO PLACE TO READ THAT IS NOT IN YOUR HOME?

My new favorite spot would be this place called Gabi Cafe here in Las Vegas. I will also be going this Wednesday so I’ll be posting about my go to place on my blog featuring this lovely reading spot.

 

JOHN DARLING – WHAT IS YOUR NEXT READ?

I think it’s going to be Caraval By Stephanie Garber. I hear wonderful things about this gem.

 

MICHAEL DARLING – DO YOU READ OUT LOUD TO YOUR SIBLINGS/CHILDREN? 

Nooo I don’t. Well if i did have kids I would every night. I do have younger siblings, One is a 11 year old brother and a almost 4 year old sister that don’t live with me so therefor I can not read to me.

 

NANA-  DO YOU HAVE A SPIRIT ANIMAL?

Yes I do! It’s a Red Fox.

 

CAPTAIN HOOK –  WHO’S YOUR FAVORITE FICTIONAL VILLAIN?

I have a lot of favorite villains but I think my main one would have to be The Evil Queen From Snow White. I love retelling’s of her story and everything about her is just so evil.

 

SMEE – WHAT’S YOUR FAVORITE PIRATE BOOK?

I haven’t read to many pirate books but I do have some on my TBR list such as The Pirate King’s Daughter By Tricia Levenseller.

 

TICK TOCK THE CROCODILE –  WHAT DO YOU LIKE TO SNACK ON WHILE YOU READ?

Donuts! Yes only donuts. Maybe Pop Tarts but that is rare occasion.

 

LOST BOYS –  WHAT BOOK DID YOU HAVE TO GO BACK A FEW PAGES TO UNDERSTAND WHAT WAS FULLY GOING ON IN THE STORY?

Children Of Blood And Bone By Tomi Adeyemi. I only had to flip back pages from the beginning just to make sure I was understanding the book a bit better.

 

TIGER LILY –  WHO’S YOUR FAVORITE FICTIONAL FEMALE IN A BOOK?

Right now for this year I now have two favorites my first one would be Enne Salta from Ace Of Shades By Amanda Foody seeing the characters growth from the beginning to finding out who she truly is was a amazing character growth for me. Jude from The Cruel Prince By Holly Black just because she is all human and kicking butt!

MERMAID LAGOON – WHO’S YOUR FICTIONAL CHARACTER FROM A BOOK THAT YOU JUST WANT TO DROWN?

Right now Prince Cardan from The Cruel Prince By Holly Black. He has to many secrets and it seems like he might give Jude a very hard time in the next book, Which he already was in the first book. I need The Wicked King to come out asap please.

FAIRY DUST –  WHAT’S YOUR ALL TIME FAVORITE BOOK?

Warriors By Erin Hunter, The series that got me into reading more and finding really amazing stories.

 

I CAN FLY –  IF YOU COULD FLY WHERE ARE YOU GOING?

I’m going to Mexico! My favorite place. I can picture it right now…me on the beach with my book in one hand and a margarita in the other. Oh how I wish I was there right now.

 

SECOND STAR TO THE RIGHT AND STRAIGHT ON TIL MORNING – ADVENTUROUS BOOK YOU LOVE THAT YOU GOT LOST IN? 

There are so many good ones but yet again The Cruel Prince By Holly Black. The world building and the mystical creatures…I bet you guys are getting sick of me saying The Cruel Prince but I mean come on..it truly is amazing read!

 

NEVERLAND –  WHAT FICTIONAL PLACE WOULD YOU GO ON VACATION?

Neverland of course. Peter Pan, Lost Boys, Pirates, Mermaids, Indians, and lets not forget the Fairies! I would never come back, once I’m there I’m THERE! See Yah!

 

MY TAGS

Sci-Fi Fantasy Lit Chick * Nomadic Worlds * The Artsy Reader * Princess Of Pages  * Odd And Bookish * Kelly’s Book Blog  * Kathy @ Books & Munches  * Flowers In The Brain  * Much Ado About Literature 

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Don’t see your tag up there? No worries everyone is tagged! Just make sure to tag me so I can see your answers. TTFN!

 

Sunshine Blogger Award

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Good Morning From Vegas. Woke up to this lovely tag from Books & Munches! 

Thank you so much for tagging me. Bookworm Scouts honor to answer your questions with the truth and nothing but the truth.

THE RULES

  • Thank Blogger(s) who nominated you for the award and link back to their blog.
  • Answer the 11 questions the blogger asked you.
  • Nominate 11 new blogs to receive the award and write them 11 new questions.
  • List the rules and display the Sunshine Blogger Award logo in your post and/or on your blog.

THE QUESTIONS  

  1. IF YOU COULD BECOME ANY FICTIONAL CHARACTER, WHICH ONE WOULD YOU PICK?

I would be Starfire from the Teen Titans. YES I said it because I always loved her in the DC Comics and the old Teen Titans show. Not only does she kick butt but her personality is just so awesome that she could be my BFF.

 

2. WHAT SEASON DO YOU LIKE BEST? WHY?

FALL! Hands down. Why?

  • I live in a desert, once fall hits here it’s not to cold or to hot outside which makes perfect weather for me to sit outside on my porch to read a book.
  • PUMPKIN SPICE EVERYTHING! Pumpkin spice tea, pumpkin spice donuts, pumpkin spice pop tarts, and pumpkin spice candles! OH YES!
  • Carving pumpkins!
  • Oh and my birthday is in fall, November 13th.

3.  WHAT’S, ACCORDING TO YOU, A PERFECT HALLOWEEN / OCTOBER READ?

My current read right now, Hocus Pocus & The All New Sequel By A. W. Jantha

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4. WHO / WHAT INSPIRED YOU TO START BLOGGING? 

What inspired me to start my book blog was to meet other bookworms out there in this big old world. My best friends, my boyfriend, and even my family are not readers. I have no one to discuss and fan girl over books. Books are my life and I want to share that passion with others who share the same. I mean I do have a lot to say when it comes to books and I need to let it all out one way or another and I guess that’s blogging.

5. HOW MANY BOOKS DO YOU OWN THAT YOU HAVEN’T READ YET?

One moment please…49! All of them are on my TBR list 🙂

6. WHAT DOES YOUR PERFECT SELF- CARE DAY / NIGHT / WEEKEND LOOK LIKE?

I do have a lot of self-care days. During the day it’s sipping on some hot tea and taking Pop’s for his daily walk. Sewing, and lots of it. The rest of the day it’s more hot tea and reading! Little time spending with my boyfriend. Been with him for 10 years so I like to hang out in the bedroom where I have all my books while he is in the living room playing his games (The more the years go on we do are own thing but in the same house hold) HA! I don’t know why that puts a smile on my face but it did because playing online games like COD (Call Of DUTY) was always in my daily plan. NOT ANY MORE. But the perfect self care for me is just being me and doing what I love everyday and truth is that took me awhile to do. Make yourself happy and focus on your true hobbies that you are thrilled to do because if you don’t your mind will go nuts one way or another?! I hope I answered this correctly.

7. WHAT’S YOUR FAVORITE BOOK COVER EVER?

This bad boy right here! Willa Of The Wood By Robert Beatty. This cover just speaks nature to me. The green and blue just UGH so stunning.

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8. ARE THERE WORDS / TERMS THAT IMMEDIATELY TURN YOU OFF A BOOK? WHICH ONES? WHY?

Hmm very good question. No there is not. At least not right now.

9. IS THERE A GENRE YOU RARELY READ BUT DO LOVE READING?

Autobiography books. I do enjoy reading stories from others and what they experience. I remember when I read Marilyn Manson’s autobiography in freshmen year in high school…one and only one thing came to mind..TMI…and wow rock and roll man! Two things I guess.

10. MUNCHES! WHAT NATIONAL / LOCAL DISH ARE YOU MOST PROUD OF?

CALAMARI! Yes I love Calamari, I always look forward to a plate of this deliciousness.

11. WHAT IS YOUR FAVORITE BOOKISH ITEM?

Bookish candles. So so many creative ones and they smell fantastic which is a plus. I like to put the bookish candles on my shelf by the book that the candle belongs to. Anyone else do that?

 

THE TAGS

Since I’m new to the book blog community I don’t have a 11 bloggers to tag. No biggie, I will tag as many as I can.

Lyn @Nomadic Worlds  * Much Ado About Literature * Flowers In The Brain * Noura @The Perks Of Being Noura 

MY QUESTIONS

  1. Hardcovers, Paperbacks, or Nooks?
  2. What is the last book you read?
  3. What fictional character you would like to interview and what would the question(s) be?
  4. What is your favorite read so far in 2018?
  5. Hot Tea? Coffee? Lemonade? What do you sip on when you read?
  6. Have you ever read in a strange or out of the ordinary place before?
  7. What popular book that is out and you have not read it yet?
  8. What is the most books you ever got in one day on a book haul?
  9. Where is your favorite place to go read that is not in your home?
  10. Any books you are excited coming out next year 2019?
  11. How many hours do you read a day?

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Netflix Book Tag

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This is my first ever Book Tag. I must say that book tags look very fun and a great way for everyone to get to know who’s behind the blog. I will be participating in Book Tags and look forward to all these fun questions! I found this Book Tag on Thriceread.com

So here it goes, my first Book Tag, if I haven’t said it already.

RECENTLY WATCH – THE LAST BOOK YOU FINISHED READING

Just finished The Cruel Prince by Holly Black today. It was on my TBR list for a very long time this year and finally got to it this month, I should of read it a lot sooner. So much darkness and magic all at once.

TOP PICKS – A BOOK RECOMMENDED TO YOU BASED OFF ANOTHER BOOK YOU READ

When I was reading the Wicked series by Gregory Maguire my friend told me about the Lunar Chronicles by Marissa Meyer. I have yet to read the series, but I do own the first book.

RECENTLY ADDED – THE BOOK YOU MOST RECENTLY BOUGHT

I don’t know if this counts but my boyfriend just bought me Leah On The Off Beat By Becky Albertalli.

POPULAR ON NETFLIX – ONE BOOK YOU’VE READ AND ONE BOOK YOU HAVEN’T READ THAT EVERYONE TALKS ABOUT 

I read Children Of Blood And Bone by Tomi Adeyemi. Just sitting here waiting for book two to come out!

I have not read Caraval by Stephanie Garber. The book is on my TBR list and has been for awhile now along with the second book Legendary. I hear good things about it but we are all different when it comes to reading and what we like at the end of the day. But for real I really need to get on that hmmm possible next read?

COMEDIES – NAME A FUNNY BOOK

One book that comes to mind that I recently read not to long ago would be Clock Dance by Anne Tyler. One of the characters that is a nine year old name Cheryl and her dog name Airplane just made me laugh thru out the book. She was a character, but usually all kids are.

DRAMAS – NAME A CHARACTER WHO IS A DRAMA KING/QUEEN

Hmmm at the moment I can’t think of any. I’m stumped.

CARTOONS – NAME A BOOK WITH CARTOONS ON THE COVER

The only thing I have that have cartoons on the covers are my Fables comics. I guess you can decide if that counts.

WATCH AGAIN – A BOOK OR SERIES YOU REALLY WANT TO REREAD

The series that I want to reread which is what got me to really get into reading are the Warriors by Erin Hunter. Gosh what a wonderful series to read when I was growing up. I seriously could not put these books down.

DOCUMENTARIES – A NON- FICTION YOU’D RECOMMEND TO EVERYONE

Every day I’m Hustling by Vivica A. Fox. I had the privileged to meet her this year and got my book signed by her. Very inspiring and very little gossip 😉

ACTION/ADVENTURE – NAME AN ACTION PACKED BOOK OR SERIES

Six Of Crows and the second book Crooked Kingdom by Leigh Bardugo. A lot of action and a lot of kick ass characters.

NEW RELEASES – A NEW RELEASE YOU ARE EXCITED ABOUT

Considering I finished The Cruel Prince today I’m really looking forward to The Wicked King by Holly Black next year to be released, January can not get here any faster!

Let me know what you guys think. I would tag some book bloggers but since I’m new everyone is tagged. TTFN.

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