WWW Wednesday

 


WWW Wednesday is a weekly meme hosted by Sam. To participate, you just have to answer these following questions:

  • What are you currently reading?
  • What did you recently finish reading?
  • What do you think you will read next?

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I’m reading a very short poetry book by indie local author right now. The book title is Windy Field, I just started so I don’t have much to say yet but I love the poems so far! I still have to catch up with my reviews, there are two more books I need to review. Hopefully I will get back to reading bigger book this weekend!


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Alternating between YA and MG book seems to improve my reading productivity! I often feel kinda tired after reading YA fantasy book and MG book restore the fun! I finished Descendants of War: Magic’s Demise and it was an okay read for me, review will be coming up soon. And after that I read A Place Called Perfect and I loved it, it’s probably has the most unique world and plot!! I think I’ll read the sequel soon after I finished what I’m reading right now and maybe I’ll write mini review for both the first and second book!


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I’m gonna read The Trouble with Perfect because I’m in love with the world and the character! And you know how I recently obsessed with Taylor Jenkins Reid’s writing style ever since I read The Seven Husbands of Evelyn Hugo, so I decided to read One True Loves, I heard nothing but great things about this book!


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Top 5 Tuesday: Books I Despise but You Probably Loved (Please Don’t Kill Me!)

 


Top 5 Tuesday is weekly meme hosted by Shanah and this week’s topic is Books That Didn’t Lived Up to the Hype,


It’s time for a controversial post and I hope you guys didn’t hate me for this, because I got some books that I didn’t like which you guys probably loved so much! But hey, what’s a community without a little bit of difference right?

So here’s the list of top 5 books that didn’t work for me but are adore by so many people!

 

Caraval

I saw so many of you guys really liked this book and it was hyped a couple of years ago. I finally read it a few months ago and it didn’t work for me, I didn’t hate this book, it’s an okay read but I can’t see why this book was such overhyped! I’ve write a review and you can read it here if you’d like!

The Raven Cycle

The fandom of The Raven Cycle is so huge, there are a lot of people in love with the book, the characters, and the writing. But sadly this book is not for me, the world is confusing, and the pace is so slow, the characters are great though but as you probably know that I’m more of a plot person than the characters so… Here‘s my review if you’d like to read it!

Scythe

I really love the basic idea of the future world without death and there has to be Scythe to control the population, but that’s the only thing that I like about this book. The pace is dragging, the characters are forgettable, and I didn’t really like the plot. Here‘s my review!

Mirage

This book is a weird mix between fantasy and sci-fi and it just didn’t work well for me. There are not much happening in this book, it feels flat to me, the world is super weird, but the characters are pretty great. It’s an okay read for me, read my full review here.

Six of Crows

I read this book a long time ago before I even blog so I haven’t write a review yet. I jumped into this book without reading The Grisha trilogy first and I think it was a big mistake, because I was so confused with the world and some of the strange terms in this book. I know so many people love the characters and I can see why, but I just don’t feel the connection to any of them. I do want to re-read this (after I read The Grisha Trilogy first) and I guess we’ll see if I would change my mind.

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What book did you think was overhyped?

Do you like the books that I mention here? 

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WWW Wednesday


WWW Wednesday is a weekly meme hosted by Sam. To participate, you just have to answer these following questions:

  • What are you currently reading?
  • What did you recently finish reading?
  • What do you think you will read next?

current read

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The publisher asked me to review Descendants of War: Magic’s Demise and after reading the synopsis and some reviews on Goodreads I agree to read and review it.

Here’s the synopis of the book:

Thousands of years ago, the Ancients bestowed the Nine Energies of Magic to certain humans known as Descendants. When Aurora, briefly in possession of all Nine Energies, defeated King Zagan during the Battle of Venom, peace returned to the war-torn queendom of Thurnadan. However, a new adversary has emerged: The Jinx. Far more threatening than Zagan and his army, The Jinx is a disease with a one hundred percent mortality rate. The race to find a cure is on; it is only a matter of time before the disease mutates and becomes capable of killing every living thing in its path.
Terror spreads. The Jinx seems to be unstoppable, especially when fate rests in the hands of the disheartened. A disturbing Seer’s vision and long-neglected maps are the only guidance the people of Thurnadan have in their frantic search for a cure. Turning to lore of the Ancients for answers, a dark Prophecy threatening the end of mankind’s reign is discovered, but a sliver of hope is also found within it’s riddle of verses.
Do the Ancients still live? Will the disease mutates and grow more powerful? And how much time does the queendom have before all are certain to perish?

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I finished The Seven Husbands of Evelyn Hugo and The Gilded King this week. I absolutely loved Evelyn Hugo and I regret not reading it sooner. I have mixed feeling about The Gilded King, the worldbuilding is confusing and I can’t say I love the story but there’s a certain mystery that I don’t want to miss.

I’ve drafted my review of The Seven Husbands of Evelyn Hugo and scheduled it to post later this week. I still need to work on the review of The Gilded King though.


next read


I have absolutely no idea about what I’m going to read next, I guess it’s time for me to shake that TBR jar and blindly pick one.


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Listicle Tag

The lovely Caro tagged me for the Listicle Tag a long time ago, thank you for tagging me love and I’m sorry it took me so long to do this 😂


The Rules

  • Create your own listicle tag, using the prompt from the person who tagged you.
  • Tag the creator of the postnot-so-modern-girl, so that I can read all your brilliant posts and see how the joy of listicles is being spread.
  • Nominate as many people as you want!
  • Set those people the subject/prompt of their listicle post

lineOh no, it’s the Zombie Apocalypse! Which five characters would you want on your team to help you survive as long as possible?

This is a tricky question actually, I could just choose some badass characters but they are usually selfish or super annoying, they might end up sacrifice me or I might end up killing myself. So I have to choose wisely, I have to choose some tough characters who I could stand being around them for quite long time!

First thing first, we need a brain and I can’t think of anyone else beside Hermione, she got brain, bravery, and she’s calm under pressure and assuming I’m her best friend then she won’t have any problem with me. Plus she have magic, she could just flick it and yell some spell and we’re all safe!

We also need a mechanic, in case we need to steal a car or break an ATM machine or whatever it is that require tools, then we need Leo Valdez in the team. He also have a pyrokinetic ability to burn them zombies! But the most important skill he has is humor, he might make a silly jokes that could humor the team!

There’s no doubt we’re going to need food to survive and Piper Mc.Lean could provide it with her cornucopia, it’s the easiest way to get food rather than scavenge the abandoned stores. She also has charmspeak in case we have to charm the zombies to steer clear.

Ezekiel will be the muscle, since he’s an android I doubt the zombies will want to eat his brain. He has super strength and he’s very cute! So I don’t see the reason why I don’t want him in my team.

In case Ezekiel is out of battery, or power (I don’t exactly understand how android works) and we can’t find the energy to jumpstart him then we need another protector who’s as strong as him and I choose Diana the Wonder Woman.

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So my prompt for you is…..

You have the power to bring five fictional characters to life, who would you choose? And why?

And I tag thee:

No pressure! You don’t have to do this if you don’t want to!

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Who would you choose to be in your team in a zombie apocalypse? Do we have the same character?

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September “GHOST AND GHOULIES” Owlcrate Jr Box

I’m so happy that Owlcrate Jr let me on their team for almost a year, A YEAR! This is such an honor for me to be their rep, I genuinely love all of their boxes and I really enjoy working with the amazing and inspiring people on the team!

So last month’s theme is GHOST AND GHOULIES and here’s the amazing things included in the box:

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👻 A cute Trick or Treat totebag by veepdoodles
👻 Ghost Hunter patch by Erin Gibbs
👻 Magnetic bookmark by craftedvan
👻 Nightmare Before Christmas originalfunko keychain (I GOT THE CHRISTMAS ONE, YASS)
👻 A spooky sticker set by stikiiclub
👻 Funny fill-in book My Haunted House edition by National Geographic
👻 And the BotM is City of Ghost by V.E Schwab, along with the sign bookplate and an exclusive letter from the author

October theme is MAIL CALL and you can use my code OLOGYST10 to save 10%!

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WWW Wednesday


WWW Wednesday is a weekly meme hosted by Sam. To participate, you just have to answer these following questions:

  • What are you currently reading?
  • What did you recently finish reading?
  • What do you think you will read next?

current read

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I’ve been hearing glowing reviews about The Seven Husbands of Evelyn Hugo, so even though the genre is not really my taste but I’m willing to set aside my ego and see for myself what does people love about this book. I’m currently on page 170-ish, I have mixed feeling about the story, it kinda disturb me BUT I LOOVE the writing style!


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I finished City of Ghost and Nightbooks in one day! Wow, who am I? They’re actually pretty easy to get into, and both books are full of mysteries and creepy stuff, they’re really a page turner for me. However, I’m suck at writing reviews so I don’t know if I’m gonna review them or not.


next read


Honestly, I don’t even know what I’m gonna read next. I’m a mood reader so I guess we’ll see, but I think it’s gonna be one of these books.


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Wrap Up: September (2018)

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I DID IT Y’ALL!! I didn’t buy a single book in September, this is the first time I’ve succesfully done it! I was distracted by so many things this month, my work and my health, I had no time to shop for books!

I only got one book from subscription box this month, it was City of Ghost, I got it from Owlcrate Jr. I was so happy they included this book in the box because this is one of my most anticipated book!

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Despite all my workload and my health issue, I still manage to read 4 books this month. I kinda proud of myself!

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BOOK

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I was surprised by how good this book was, Historical Fiction is not exactly my thing but this one is good! I’ve heard high praises about this book and it makes me really anxious to read it but I’m glad to find that all the great things I’ve been hearing about this book are true! I will post my review of this book soon!!


MOVIE

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I didn’t watch many movies this month but this movie is surely become my favorite. It was so fun and the musics are the best! That Macarena scene though 😂


TV SERIES

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It’s the season premiere of Manifest and I honestly think that the pilot episode is so promising. The series centers on the passengers and crews of a commercial airliner who suddenly reappear after being presumed dead for five years, they are not only alive but they also didn’t age a day.


GAME

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My brother has been forcing me to play this game for years, and now that I finished all the gameplay in My Time at Portia, I have nothing left to play until the next update, so I decided to give this game a try. This is a story rich adventure game about a girl who could travel back in time, I have only played the first chapter so I can’t say much about this game yet, but I love the graphic, the story, and the mysteries!


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BOOK REVIEW

Otherwood

Song for a Lost Kingdom


MONTHLY MEME

Calendar Girls: Best Novel Set in School


WEEKLY MEME

Top 5 Tuesday

My Fictional Squad Shenanigans

Top 10 Tuesday

Drama/Comedy Series That Deserves More Attention

WWW Wedneday

September 12th


BLOG TOUR

The Weeping Books of Blinney Lane


BLOG AWARD

The Supporter Award

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How’s your September read? How many books did you read? Any favorite book, movie, series, or song? Tell me all, I need to know!! Also, drop your Wrap Up link below so I could visit!

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WWW Wednesday


WWW Wednesday is a weekly meme hosted by Sam. To participate, you just have to answer these following questions:

  • What are you currently reading?
  • What did you recently finish reading?
  • What do you think you will read next?

current read

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I just started this MG fantasy book called Foreverfter: An Odd Adventure that I got from NetGalley, I want to slay all my NG TBR before reading any physical books and before requesting any books again.


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I started off slow, I’ve only read three books this month. I was surprise at how much I love Song for a Lost Kingdom, because I don’t normally read historical fantasy. After I finished it I want to read more historical fantasy and I think My Lady Jane would be perfect, and it was! This book deserve all the hype, and I really need to read My Plain Jane soon. Unfortunately I didn’t like Begone the Raggedy Witches, it’s unusual for me because I always find every MG books are enjoyable, but not this one, it’s boring and I think the writing is over the top.


next read


I’ll read The Weeping Bok of Blinney Lane as part of the blog tour organized by Digital Reads Blog Tour , and I hope I could read Apple Pie Promises next, it’s the last book on my NetGalley shelf, wohoo!


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Top 5 Tuesday: My Fictional Squad Shenanigans


Top 5 Tuesday is weekly meme hosted by Shanah and this week’s topic is Characters I’d Want to be My Bestfriend


Lemon Fresh

(Lifelike by Jay Kristoff)

When I first heard about this week’s prompt, the first character that pop to my mind is Lemon Fresh. She has the most unique name and personality, she’s so funny and brave. If there’s an award for the most loyal friend she absolutely gonna win it!

Hermione Granger

(Harry Potter by J.K Rowling)

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We all need one brainiac in our squad and I want to have this girl in mine! She is smart, butt kicking, and she has a pure kind heart!

Daisy Winters

(Royals by Rachel Hawkins)

Daisy is a really honest person, she often runs into trouble because of her unfiltered mouth. She has bad tempered and say whatever that comes to her mind no matter how insulting. But despite all that, she’s a really fun person to be with.

Iko

(The Lunar Chronicle by Marissa Meyer)

Who doesn’t want this cute and fun android in their team? She always gives the best advice and could easily live up the party!

Sue Heck

(The Middle)

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I really admire this girl energy and positivity, two things that I don’t have! She also doesn’t give a damn to what people think about her, she is the kindest person!

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Top Ten Tuesday: Drama/Comedy TV Shows that Deserves More Attention


Top Ten Tuesday was created by The Broke and the Bookish in June of 2010 and was moved to That Artsy Reader Girl in January of 2018. It was born of a love of lists, a love of books, and a desire to bring bookish friends together


I’m so excited for today’s prompt because I really need to see what everyone has been watching and I also want to share my favorite Drama/Comedy series that I have been watching for years!

Modern Family

I’ve been binge-watching this series for the last three months, I have no idea why I didn’t watch this series sooner!

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Modern family is about three diverse families. Jay Pritchett is remarried to a much younger latina, Gloria and has a step son. Jay has two children from her previous marriage, Claire who married to Phil Dunphy and has 3 children, and Mitchell who married with Cameron Tucker and adopt an asian baby!

This family is disastrous most of the time but also sweet and supporting! I love how every families have their own issues but managed to involve the big family into their problems. This show is hillarious!


The Goldbergs

The Goldbergs is one of my favorite family show. Set in Jenkintown, Pennsylvania, the story follows little Adam, the youngest of three siblings who’s also a geek and obsessed with movie making. The movie is entirely from Adam’s POV as he sees life in the 80’s through his lazy eyes and camera lens.

He always filmed his activities in the house with his video tape, mostly the shouting at each other part, which I found very hilarious because the scenes are always relatable, it’s the very problems we may have faced in our house.

I actually have write a blog post abut this series, you can read it here if you want!


The Middle

Oh God I LOVE THIS SERIES SO MUCH, and I’m in literal tears when they end this series last year after a long nine season!

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It’s about a lower middle class family lives in Indiana and try to get a hold of their live by working multiple jobs while raising three children. I love every characters they are so unique. this show is the most relatable show about family I’ve ever seen in a while!


Black-ish

Black-ish is about an upper middle class African-American family. The story is so refreshing, it tackle a lot of issues in the community, mainly racism.


Fresh Off the Boat

Another diverse TV show you can watch. The story follows a family of Taiwanese from the point of view of Eddie Huang, the middle child. His father is living the dream by opening a steak restaurant, his mother struggles with cultural clash, his younger brothers fit in perfectly while Eddie struggles to find a seat in cafetaria because of his lunch his mother made.

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This show give us an understanding of the struggle to be an immigrant, it’s so hillarious!


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