Imagine me chilling on a beach somewhere….

I’m MIA for a week or more to shake my ass and rejuvenate in some healing waters. See y’all when I return.

Zezzzzzzzzeeeeeeeeeeee…..

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Problematic Faves Book Tag

And I’m back to catching up on tags.

I’m a year late (and a dollar short) with this one. I was tagged for it last August by Rose, the awesome librarian who blogs over on Rose Read (thanks!). The tag was created by Izzi, who runs the Ravenclaw Book Club.

A character everyone loves that you hate:

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Top Ten Tuesday #28: Fall 2017 TBR

Top Ten Tuesday is a weekly meme hosted by The Broke and the Bookish. It’s been a while since I’ve done one of these but I couldn’t resist this week’s topic:

Fall TBR!!!

😀 Love creating them but never follow them, here’s what I might/mightn’t read:

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“Equal Rites” by Terry Pratchett

I finally learn why one of my favorite bloggers is an Orangutan Librarian.

“Now you listen to me, Gordo Smith,” she said. “Female wizards aren’t right either! It’s the wrong kind of magic for women, is wizard magic, it’s all books and stars and jommetry. She’d never grasp it. Whoever heard of a female wizard?”

Quick summary:

A wizard who knows his death is imminent visits a village called Bad Ass (lol!) to pass on his powers and wizard’s staff to the seventh son of a seventh son, who is about to be born. The wizard does so soon after the baby’s birth and, soon after doing so, learns that the baby is not a boy, but a girl, thus making her Discworld’s first female wizard.

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Comics Roundup #17: “Wolf Children”

A while back, I read a review of Wolf Children that made me seek to experience the story myself. Since I couldn’t find a place online to watch it, I decided to get the manga and read it. I was drawn to the beautiful illustrations but, as with all my book purchases, I immediately forgot about it once I shelved it in my bookcase.

It wasn’t until the Tome Topple Readathon rolled around that I sought it out to read for a challenge — Read a graphic novel (over 500 pages). I was glad to finally read the book after being curious about it for so long and sample its beautiful art.


Wolf Children: Ame & Yuki by Mamoru Hosoda, art by Yu, character design by Yoshiyuki Sadamoto, trans. by Jocelyne Allen

Genre: I don’t know

Quick summary:

Wolf Children is about a woman who falls in love with a man who is half wolf, the last of his kind. Circumstances lead her to raise their two children on her own, which she does with great patience and care. She never complains despite the difficulties she encounters in raising half-wolf children, but instead faces her challenges with optimism and a smile.

The children are complete opposites of each other. As a child, the older sibling, Yuki, is a spirited girl who loves to explore and experience new things and is driven by her curiosity about the world. In contrast, her young brother, Ame, is introspective, quiet, observant, and most of all, cautious. However as the two mature, their experiences lead them to choose unexpected paths.

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Weekend Reads #77: I Try Not to Think About It

Weekend Reads is a weekly post in which I discuss a variety of topics and mention the books I plan to read on the weekend.

This weekend’s topic:

(from Sara LeTourneau’s blog)

How would you answer Henry Ford’s question? What happens when you believe you can do something? How about when you have the opposite mentality? Is one more helpful than the other when it comes to achieving goals? What other thoughts did you have when you read this quote?

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Reading Quest Readathon Wrap-up

Y’all. I totally forgot to do a wrap-up post for the Reading Quest challenge. I had it at the forefront of my mind all of last week, then the weekend came and I forgot. So much has happened. My focus switched to other things and all I could remember by Monday was to have a book tag-filled week. So instead of a tag today, here’s my wrap-up.

A refresher: The Reading Quest challenge was held August 13 — September 10. That’s about a month long, which is one of the many reasons why I decided to participate. It was created and hosted by Aentee at Read at Midnight and is the best and most creative readathon/challenge I’ve ever seen since blogging because you get to select an avatar, like in a video game, and gain points to level up that avatar. To gain points, participants must complete tasks on the following bingo board:

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10 Literary Questions Tag

Today, I bring you the 10 Literary Questions Tag, curtesy of the Green Onion, who tagged me. He was tagged by Marta, the Book Mermaid, who I have to mention because the original tag is in Portuguese and she translated it to English so peeps who don’t know Portuguese can do it too (like me!). You’re awesome, Marta!

And shout out to Green for tagging me! 😀 (Totally love his blog!)

Apparently for this tag, one must answer the following 10 questions and then tag 10 peeps to do it. Here I go! 😛

What is the most beautiful cover on your shelf?
Emperor of the Eight Islands by Lian Hearn
Autumn Princess, Dragon Child by Lian Hearn

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Half Year Book Tag

So… I’m well aware that it’s “catch up on tagged stuff week” for me and that more than half the year has gone and that I wasn’t tagged for this, but I saw it over on BexnBookx, who created it, and I just couldn’t pass it up. (I’m just gonna pretend that she tagged me.)

I think book tags are like books for me. I can’t help buying more and more books (though I’ve slowed down a lot recently) and I can’t help doing whatever tag catches my eye.

Favourite standalone book hauled and read so far in 2017:

Born a Crime: Stories from a South African Childhood by Trevor Noah

This is Noah’s memoir about growing up in South Africa in the shadow of apartheid. It’s a great read that I highly recommend to everyone. I bought and read the e-book earlier this year out of curiosity because I’d heard lots of people talking about it and I’m glad I did. Noah is a comedian, so he mixes in some humor in his story, but the book is also a serious contemplation on race relations and inequality and many other topics.

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Entertainer Blogger Award

And I’m kicking off this stream of “catch up on stuff I was tagged for” with the Entertainer Blogger Award. I’m a year late with this post because I’m the ultimate slacker, but shout out to Alex at Whimsy Pages, Ann at Ann’s Reading Corner, and Rachel at Life of a Female Bibliophile, who all nominated me.

I may be late, but I totally appreciate it, y’all!!

Rules:
  • Thank the person who nominated you and provide a link to their blog.
  • Add these rules to your post.
  • Answer all the questions below.
  • Display the award picture in your post.
  • Nominate 12 other bloggers who are funny, inspiring and most important of all ENTERTAINING!
Why did you start a blog in the first place?

Because I wanted to chat about books and reading with people who are as interested as I am in talking about those things, especially about fantasy novels. My family and friends read, though not as avidly as me, but they prefer contemporary, literary, or mystery novels, which I enjoy as well, but they refuse to read fantasy, which I love, so I had no one to talk to about that genre or to even recommend books to me.

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