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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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.

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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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I Should Have Read That Book Tag

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Found this awesome Book Tag on Read With Abi

I have not done a Book Tag this whole year and been waiting for the right time to do so. I’m not going to waste any more time and just get right to it.

A BOOK THAT A FRIEND IS ALWAYS TELLING YOU TO READ

Unfortunately, I don’t have one single friend that reads. I’m that friend that recommends books but they never listen to me and rather play video games.

A BOOK THAT’S BEEN ON YOUR TBR FOREVER, YET YOU STILL HAVENT PICKED IT UP

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That would be this lovely gem! I really want to read Circe! It’s been on my TBR list for a very long time, I’ll get to it soon…very soon!

A BOOK IN A SERIES YOU STARTED BUT HAVENT GOTTEN ROUND TO FINISHING YET

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That would be Warriors by Erin Hunter. I grew up reading these and unfortunately, I never finished the whole series plus I have to recollect the series on top of that too. I absolutely love these books to this very day and with all these other books coming out I tend to get distracted but I am determined to finish the series.

A CLASSIC YOU’VE ALWAYS LIKED THE SOUND OF, BUT NEVER ACTUALLY READ

To Kill A Mockingbird By Harper Lee, a classic that seems everyone has read but me.

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Nevernight By Jay Kristoff! I see this book everywhere! It’s always on Bookstagram and book reviews on book blogs. Looks interesting and I might get my hands on this to add it to my TBR list.

A BOOK THAT INSPIRED A FILM/TV ADAPTION THAT YOU LOVE BUT JUST HAVEN’T READ YET 

Harry Potter! That’s right I have never read Harry Potter but I love the movies. The thing is I am someone who has to read the book first then watch the movie. When the first movie came out my mother had taken me to see the movie and from there on I just watch the movies rather than read the books. I can’t really read the book if I already know what is going to happen or have some knowledge of the story, I like to be surprised and not knowing what’s going to happen because if a new book that I been wanting comes out then I’m going to end up putting the book down and never finished it…you know. So since I missed out on Harry Potter I made sure to read books first then movies!

A BOOK YOU SEE ALL OVER INSTAGRAM  BOOKSTAGRAM BUT HAVENT PICKED UP

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Oh yeah, I see this book all over the place right now, it looks and sounds like my type of book. I almost purchased the book today at Target but decided to wait a bit longer.

Happy Reading all! Doing this Book Blog makes me want to read more and more. I feel like I am missing out on some good books here. Let me know what you all think and everyone who reads this is tagged.

Happy Reading!

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

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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…

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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!

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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.

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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.

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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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