Tuesday, January 29, 2019

Monthly Summary: January 2019

January was a whirlwind of a month! And the best start to a year I've had in like ... ever!

Friday, January 25, 2019

So Your Character is From the Southeastern USA ...

I did one of these posts like a long time ago, way before I came up with this more detailed format so I thought I'd do a revamped version. I've been to eight out of the twelve states (Georgia, Florida, Kentucky, Tennessee, North Carolina, South Carolina, and Alabama) that are considered the Southeastern part of the United States, so I think I've got a pretty good grasp of the region. If anyone is from Louisiana, Texas, Virginia, or Arkansas and would like to join in, please let me know!

Tuesday, January 22, 2019

A Book Review of City of Ashes by Cassandra Clare

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Is love worth betraying everything? Plunge into the second adventure in the internationally bestselling Mortal Instruments series and “prepare to be hooked” (Entertainment Weekly)—now with a gorgeous new cover, a map, a new foreword, and exclusive bonus content! City of Ashes is a Shadowhunters novel.

Clary Fray just wishes that her life would go back to normal. But what’s normal when you’re a demon-slaying Shadowhunter, your mother is in a magically induced coma, and you can suddenly see Downworlders like werewolves, vampires, and faeries? If Clary left the world of the Shadowhunters behind, it would mean more time with her best friend, Simon, who’s becoming more than a friend. But the Shadowhunting world isn’t ready to let her go—especially her handsome, infuriating, newfound brother, Jace. And Clary’s only chance to help her mother is to track down rogue Shadowhunter Valentine, who is probably insane, certainly evil—and also her father.

To complicate matters, someone in New York City is murdering Downworlder children. Is Valentine behind the killings—and if he is, what is he trying to do? When the second of the Mortal Instruments, the Soul-Sword, is stolen, the terrifying Inquisitor arrives to investigate and zooms right in on Jace. How can Clary stop Valentine if Jace is willing to betray everything he believes in to help their father?

Series: Mortal Instruments (Book 2)

Genre: YA Urban Fantasy
Publisher: Margaret K. McElderry Books; Reissue edition (September 1, 2015)
Page Count: 512 pages

After really enjoying the first book I knew I had to continue with the series especially since I knew pretty much all the main plot points in City of Bones from seeing the movie and now I’m finally moving into new territory. XD

Friday, January 18, 2019

So Your Character is Goth ... Featuring Elliana Reickard

It's the first So Your Character is From Another Country of the year! Woo hoo! And Elliana is back to share with us! You may remember her from So Your Character is from the Midwest United States ... and I'm excited to have her! I've always had mixed thoughts about the gothic subculture and honestly when I think of it the first thing I think of is Sam from Danny Phantom (Did anyone else here watch that show?) hence the above image, but Elliana shed so much light on the subject!

Tuesday, January 15, 2019

A Book Review of Rhett and Link's Book of Mythicality by Rhett McLaughlin and Link Neal

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Thanks for reading this description. You’re obviously a curious person, which means you’ve already taken your first step towards achieving Mythicality. Lucky for you, opening this book is even more rewarding than reading about it online. Within its pages, you'll discover twenty ways to fill your life with curiosity, creativity, and tomfoolery, including Eat Something That Scares You, Make a Bold Hair Choice, Say “I Love You” Like It’s Never Been Said, and more. Along the way, you’ll also find:

·         Embarrassing stories and photos we'll probably regret sharing
·         Character Building: The Board Game
·         An important message from the year 2075
·         A quiz to help you determine if you should get a dog
·         A eulogy you can read at any funeral
·         Grownup merit badges to earn
·         Contributions from Mythical Beasts, and much more

If you decide to read this book, be warned – there is a high likelihood of increased Mythicality in your life, which means you may soon find yourself laughing more, learning more, and not taking yourself too seriously. This mentality has been known to spread easily to friends and loved ones.

Genre: Self-Help & Psychology
Publisher: Crown Archetype (October 10, 2017)
Page Count: 272 pages

When two of my favorite YouTube comedians Rhett and Link announced they were writing a book a couple years ago I knew I had to read it ... cause I'm a big fan. I'm not a huge fan of this brand of non-fiction though, but I figure since it's these two it's gotta be good. After getting distracted by novels for a while, I finally finished this book! I've also had to change my review formatting since this is non-fiction, so here goes!

Wednesday, January 2, 2019

Monthly Summary: December 2018/Year End Post

2018 felt like a very intermediate sort of year, a year that was building up for next year. One of my good friends has said that 2019 will be my year and I hope she’s right. XD Most is this year was focused on Iceland for next year so I’m really looking forward to the new year!