Deleted Book Scenes 😩📖🎬

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Grrrr….. So, one of my favorite scenes that I think would have been really cool on film, is in Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets, forgive me if I have mixed up the books, but in that book Harry, Hermoine and Ron get to go to Nearly Headless Nick’s “death day” party and meet all the ghosts that ghouls the reside in Hogwarts. This was not in the film and we meet Nick and Moaning Myrtle and a myriad of other ghosts in different settings, but I think it would have been really interesting to see on screen and it introduced key characters and gave lots of info.

 Anywho, what scene from a book was your fave and they just left it out of the movie? Let me know!!!

My Trusty Companion 😊📚👜

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Seriously guys, this is me! Whenever I buy a purse or get one as a gift, I make sure I can’t a least fit my Kindle, if not my Kindle and a hardback in it! Lol. Am I the only one? C’Mon, ladies, I can’t be the only one or guys, do you always have a book in your backpack? Let me know!!

Reading is Magic 📖🦄

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I saw this in a Book Riot post about the best bookish Tumblr pictures and this one stood out to me. I’m not artsy fartsy, but I do like the juxtaposition of reality and the magic reality that a reader experiences. Any who, here is the link to the post I saw, click it and see more awesome bookish art work by those much more creative than I. Haha. Keeping it short and sweet! 

“Get up, go out into the world, and do awesome shit.” 

Americana-meh

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So, the book I read this time around was Americanah by  Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie. I read this for the “Read A Book By An Author From Africa” portion of my Book Riot #ReadHarderChallenge, and I, as you can tell from the title, have mixed feelings.

First, a little about Miss Adichie. So, Chimamanda was born in Nigeria, hence “author from Africa” and the setting of this novel. You may know her from her TedTalk about feminism or from her speech given in the Beyonce’ song “Flawless” which was taken images-2from the aforementioned TedTalk.  The TedTalk is titled “We Should All Be Feminists” and that is also the name of one of her other books, which I would like to read. There isn’t much on her website, so I am going to assume she is traveling, enlightening the world on feminism and possibly writing a new book?

americanahSo, now to the book. Americanah follows Ifemelu as prepares to move back to Nigeria from the east coast and her adventures there and abroad.   The story starts in the present of her preparing for the rip, getting her hair done, and then flashes backwards to her childhood in Nigeria, and then ends with her in back in the present, this time with her in Nigeria. This description does not do it justice, but just so you get the gist of it all.  Item, which is her nickname, reflects on her loves and loses throughout the story and has a blog that she titled ” Raceteenth or Various Observations About American Blacks (Those Formerly Known As Negroes) by a Non- American Black”  The title is long, but the blog entries, I thought were extremely thought provoking. I have read some reviews that people hated it, but the blog posts were probably my favorite part.  I am an American Black, as her blog puts it, and I found it interesting to read the differences between being African American versus being and African in America. Continue reading

Spreading your Nerd Love

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Why is Harry Potter so Great?

My Best friend tagged  me in on this post on Facebook and I thought it was hilarious!! So, my question to you all is: What book can you not wait to share with others (besides Harry Potter)?  What book makes you wanna share your nerd love ?

For me, it depends on what I’m reading, but my staples are Agatha Christie’s Murder on The Orient Express, Sara Maas’s Throne of Glass series, The Rook (review coming) by Daniel O’ Malley, Pride and Prejudice by Jane Austen, Lumberjanes (comic book) by Noelle Stevenson, She- Hulk (comic book) by Charles Soule, Ms. Marvel (comic book) by G, Willow Wilson and Robert Galbraith’s (aka J.K. Rowling) Cuckoo’s Calling and The Silkworm.

As you can see I am always prepared to share a book or comic with anyone! So, shout out your nerd loves books (and comics)! And as always, “Get up, go out into the world, and do awesome shit.”

Fangirling over Fangirl

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     So, here we are again!  I am getting back into the groove of things, just like Stella! (If you didn’t get my Terry McMillan novel, reference, it’s okay. I just kinda dated myself, that’s all. Haha. ) Anywho, the book that I read this time was Fangirl, by Rainbow Rowell.  This I read for my YA novel part of the Book Riot #ReadHarder challenge. (Which is coming along nicely, I might add.)

     Just a little bit about Ms. Rowell, there is very little about her. Haha. She RainbowRowell_photohas accounts on all of the social medias, yet her bios and wikipedia page are really short.  She’s just an awesome writer that lives in Nebraska. I will have a link to her webpage HERE, so you can see where she will be and learn more. Fangirl is her 5th book written, and her other books, Landline and Eleanor& Park have gotten rave reviews and Eleanor& Park will be made into a movie later this year. Continue reading

Getting My Sh*t Together

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Hey guys!

So, I know it’s been awhile since I wrote a review, but I assure you, they are coming. I am new to this blogging thing and juggling school and work, so bbar with me, while I attempt to get my sh*t together. Haha. This is how I’m feeling at the moment:

Drowning in books

So, yeah, that’s where I’m at. Don’t get me wrong, I LOVE reading and books and this blog is so much fun, I just got a little overwhelmed, and proverbially bit off more than I could chew; but I solemnly swear I am up to no good. Lol. No, I solemnly swear I will get this ship steering in the right direction. Also, I am ( or at least will be, in the VERY near future) reading The Life-Changing Magic of Tidying Up: The Japanese Art of Decluttering and Organizing by Marie Kondō and I’m hoping her de cluttering savvy can save me from my chronic disorganization, or at least help me a little. Also, for you new to blogging, like myself, I found this snazzy blog post for us noobs, here. I don’t think this blog is still active, as her last post was in 2013, but it’s still totally helpful.

So, that’s it. Please be patient with me as I try to figure out how to get my shit together and become a functioning and productive adult. Haha. You guys rock! And as always, “Get up, go out into the world, and do awesome shit.”

P.S. I realize the word “shit” was used more than a few times. I’m sorry if this offends anyone.  I am not, nor claim to be, the classiest of broads you’ll come across.

One More Chapter….

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What was the last book where you pretty much sacrificed being a functioning human being in order to finish? Lol.

Mine was Throne of Glass by Sara J. Maas. One of my best friends recommended it to me and I was skeptical (I’m not a huge Fantasy fan) and I was hooked! I literally set alarms to wake up and finish it at like 3 a.m.! (My boyfriend made me go to sleep). So yeah, your last “sleep is for the weak,” “one more chapter,” “human interaction is not as important as this ending,” page turner you last read? Let me know!!!

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Book Nooks

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Courtesy of Pinterest.

Courtesy of Pinterest.

The question for today is: Where do you read? What does your book nook/ area look like? Do you have an office, a favorite chair or animal to read in/ with? Are you a tea, wine, or coffee drinker?

I am like the picture above. I love to read in bed, no matter what time of day it is. It’s just so comfy! I wish I had a rad reading pad to delve into, but I don’t. :/. I have not yet found a tea or wine that I like and I am just not a coffee person. So all you wine drinkers or tea people, let me know what to try! What does your reading sanctuary look like? Let me know!

And as always, “Get up, go out into the world, and do awesome shit.”