Thursday, November 2, 2017

Review: New York 2140 by Kim Stanley Robinson


Rate:
3/5

Goodreads Description:

It is 2140. 


The waters rose, submerging New York City. 


But the residents adapted and it remained the bustling, vibrant metropolis it had always been. Though changed forever.


Every street became a canal. Every skyscraper an island.


Through the eyes of the varied inhabitants of one building, Kim Stanley Robinson shows us how one of our great cities will change with the rising tides.


And how we too will change.

Review: 
The imagery of a large portion of the city underwater is a good one that at first maintained me very entertained. And that is it for this review, the imagery was great, I literally have nothing else to say about the plot. 
Just kidding, I have very little to say to be honest, out of all the days that this book took me to get through and all that jazz the plot was incredibly boring. I was fascinated by the whole idea of new work underwater in a highly futuristic work but the plot was just ... eh. The characters themselves just failed to impress me, as clear as it was that they were actually made to impress readers but maybe that was what just didn't do it for me. All these characters are loaded with a good background but in the end their background was better than the story being told in the present time. Whats the point of being in a futuristic timeline when all you want to hear about is the past.

Recommend it?
Maybe wait for the movie. 

Thursday, October 12, 2017

Review: I see London, I see France by Sarah Mlynowski


Rate:
3/5

Goodreads Description:
I see London, I see France, I see Sydney’s underpants.

Nineteen-year-old Sydney has the perfect summer mapped out. She’s spending the next four and half weeks traveling through Europe with her childhood best friend, Leela. Their plans include Eiffel-Tower selfies, eating cocco gelato, and making out with très hot strangers. Her plans do not include Leela’s cheating ex-boyfriend showing up on the flight to London, falling for the cheating ex-boyfriend’s très hot friend, monitoring her mother’s spiraling mental health via texts, or feeling like the rope in a friendship tug-of-war.

As Sydney zigzags through Amsterdam, Switzerland, Italy, and France, she must learn when to hold on, when to keep moving, and when to jump into the Riviera…wearing only her polka-dot underpants.
 

Review:
The cover made me read it and holy shit what did I read.
I found myself asking, wait, this is a Young Adult book more times than I could count. Sure. It is shit that young adults would do, at least the wild ones and non hermits like me. But I was simply shocked at the things that were going on in this book. It had it all. The book was funny but I honestly couldn't get over some parts. I felt like Aunt Patty in Gone with the Wind, I needed my smelling salts as Scarlett danced with Rhett after becoming a widow. Damn I have to watch that movie again. Anyways, my poor little heart couldn't take it. That also doesn't mean that the book was bad. Travel book have always been fun for me, I enjoy seeing authors describe over seas places that I have never visited in the own way which is the main thing that made me somewhat enjoy this book. 

Recommend i?
No clue, maybe call that shot based on reviews?

Thursday, October 5, 2017

Review: The Gentleman's Guide to Vice and Virtue by Mackenzi Lee


Rate:
4/5

Goodreads Description:
Henry “Monty” Montague was born and bred to be a gentleman, but he was never one to be tamed. The finest boarding schools in England and the constant disapproval of his father haven’t been able to curb any of his roguish passions—not for gambling halls, late nights spent with a bottle of spirits, or waking up in the arms of women or men.

But as Monty embarks on his Grand Tour of Europe, his quest for a life filled with pleasure and vice is in danger of coming to an end. Not only does his father expect him to take over the family’s estate upon his return, but Monty is also nursing an impossible crush on his best friend and traveling companion, Percy.

Still it isn’t in Monty’s nature to give up. Even with his younger sister, Felicity, in tow, he vows to make this yearlong escapade one last hedonistic hurrah and flirt with Percy from Paris to Rome. But when one of Monty’s reckless decisions turns their trip abroad into a harrowing manhunt that spans across Europe, it calls into question everything he knows, including his relationship with the boy he adores.

Review: 
If you are in the book universe you know that this was a highly anticipated read for which I had so many high hopes. Now the book didn't disappoint buuuuut it also wasn't the world's best book like everyone was dishing. The ending really made the book the best part for me. It was incredibly fucking cute and gave me all sorts of feels, making me forget any sort of complaint that I had over this book. Now there are things that some might cringe at, myself included but to be honest I think that the author handled the way that people were back in the day without being OVERLY offensive and created a love story that didn't seemed forced but rather flowed naturally. And I say forced because I will come out and say it. To me I have read some LGBTQ+ stories out there that are written by authors almost in a way that seemed like they forced themselves to write a love aspect to their characters. Like
if you aint feeling it, neither will you characters or readers.
Lee on the other hand is as in love with the characters as they are with each other and therefore. I ship them.

Recommend it?
Yup

Thursday, September 28, 2017

Review: It's not like its a secret by Misa Sugiura


Rate:
3/5

Goodreads Desciption:
Sixteen-year-old Sana Kiyohara has too many secrets. Some are small, like how it bothers her when her friends don’t invite her to parties. Some are big, like that fact that her father may be having an affair. And then there’s the one that she can barely even admit to herself—the one about how she might have a crush on her best friend.

When Sana and her family move to California she begins to wonder if it’s finally time for some honesty, especially after she meets Jamie Ramirez. Jamie is beautiful and smart and unlike anyone Sana’s ever known. There are just a few problems: Sana’s new friends don’t trust Jamie’s crowd; Jamie’s friends clearly don’t want her around anyway; and a sweet guy named Caleb seems to have more-than-friendly feelings for her. Meanwhile, her dad’s affair is becoming too obvious to ignore anymore.

Sana always figured that the hardest thing would be to tell people that she wants to date a girl, but as she quickly learns, telling the truth is easy… what comes after it, though, is a whole lot more complicated.

Review:
About the first 40-60% of the book was enjoyable at first but then slowly I started to grow bored of it. I don't know what exactly happened. At this point of the month I have started to read average after average book and that could've been the reason. At this point in the year, I have read a shit ton of books and when that happens, I start to see a pattern and books become predictable. Shit starts to happen for Sana and towards the last half it is almost as if the author remembered that Sana needed to have a moment of growth and have her have problems in her life and added everything to her storyline. After that she tried to resolve them all and it all just jumbled together. It felt as if I was trying to watch a movie and the signal kept going amiss. 

Now the last thing that really fucking irked me, SPOILER ALERT

Cheating. Let's just... that's not cute. Sure the characters are like madly in love and they didn't have the heart to break their partners heart and they couldn't stay away from their loved one any more but really. Must you cheat. Like, for some people reading these types of plots its like awwww they are finally together. Like no... That's a douche thing to do.

Recommend it?
Eh....

Thursday, September 14, 2017

Review: Pride and Prejudice. by Jane Austen

Rate:
5/5

Goodreads Description:
“It is a truth universally acknowledged, that a single man in possession of a good fortune must be in want of a wife.” So begins Pride and Prejudice, Jane Austen’s witty comedy of manners—one of the most popular novels of all time—that features splendidly civilized sparring between the proud Mr. Darcy and the prejudiced Elizabeth Bennet as they play out their spirited courtship in a series of eighteenth-century drawing-room intrigues. Renowned literary critic and historian George Saintsbury in 1894 declared it the “most perfect, the most characteristic, the most eminently quintessential of its author’s works,” and Eudora Welty in the twentieth century described it as “irresistible and as nearly flawless as any fiction could be.”

Review:
My first Jane Austen book! I do wish I had actually gone the physical book route because I went with the audiobook and it all seemed to go so fast. To me this was the type of book that you had to turn the pages at your own pace. That being said, I really enjoyed this book anyways but for I fact I will still have to go back and physically go through the book because it felt a little fast and like things didn't stick. It made me so happy to finally meet Mr. Darcy and all these characters that are frankly iconic. Now, the characters just seemed to opposite of me in every way, very self absorbed in a way that just made me roll my eyes. In any other book this would've been a massive turn off but blissfully, I really though of how things where back in the day and how women didn't really have a choice in many matters during that time. Before I continue to read another Jane Austen novel, I will attempt to revisit this one in the near future.

Recommend it?
If you like classic romance.

Wednesday, September 13, 2017

Diana Prince

So I have previously shared why I posting this so be sure to check up on my post about Bellatrix. I couldn't post about Bellatrix and not post anything on Diana, so here it is.


This is the day that I adopted her. She face of pure evil. Look at how tiny and cute and fuzzy and just... Agh.. she was everything. Still is.

Very much like Bella she has her own weird habbits

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She would growl at all her toys


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Prefers to drink out of faucets

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Imitates her sisters chattering... And kind fails at it.

often plays tug-of-war... Even with herself
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Likes to watch TV

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Gets in places she probably shouldn't

She of course also sleeps in any position



The sink is still one of her favorite places to sleep in, surely she wont feel the same during the winter.


The worst part of all is that even in the worst of places, she still manages to look good for the camera. I swear she poses.



Purrito actually doesn't mind baths... Actually, she doesn't mind many things at all, she is pretty damn fearless, she truly lives up to her name.


Even with a belly pouch, she still manages to look good. Yes, I am totally jealous.




Bellatrix

So I literally have shared so many pictures of Bella throughout twitter or Instagram and today they(the animal shelter) called to check up on her. See how she was doing
I,  of course, offered to send pictures, turns out I have so many pictures and videos that I have to share that I decided to share with everyone and make a blog post instead because otherwise, I would have to send 15 emails. 
There are small stories for some pictures that I simply couldn't not send.

I of course also did one for Diana

This is my proof as to why you should adopt and not shop. The moment I went into the room with her, I knew she was the one. And she truly is.


This is the first day I adopted Bella, she would often sleep on my shoulder and would lick my face until it felt like sand paper. You can probably see how red my face it.


She isn't all that good at taking pictures


She is very flexible and can sleep in just about in position









She has gotten incredibly long and thin

(when she heard her first rainfall)



Sometimes she takes good pictures... I guesssssss
(She's about to drop a sick album, be sure to check out her soundcloud)


(her face about the game of thrones season 7 finale)

I wish I was kidding. But this is actually from the moment after the credits were done.... I swear



She is also known to chatter, it is pretty much how she wakes me up each morning when she spots birds. She is my alarm clock.


She wiggles her butt right before an attack





For the most part she gets along with her sister, Diana



She licks me every time she gets, which is multiple times a day, I simply let her and thank her afterwards xD It typically goes on for a few minutes. Its impossible to pet her without being licked



She is one of the greatest living things that has come into my life, I wouldn't change her for the world