!Inktober Highlights!

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If you can’t tell from the title, I’M SUPER EXCITED TO SHARE THIS WITH YOU GUYS AAAAAAAAAAAAAAAA

So…Inktober was a thing this year. I’m actually pretty proud of how well I kept up with this (I have a few missed days but no one is counting) and damn can I just say how much HARDER this turned out. I honestly didn’t realize how much I rely on being able to erase my mistakes ??? and even then they still aren’t perfect So great exercise and definitely a great challenge.

The beginning, like with most things, was the hardest just to get into the groove of it and after about a week, I was feeling more comfortable with it, and now i might actually be missing it ??? but I will not speak anymore, its time for your lovely eyes to judge me for yourself….

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Sunshine Blogger Award Part Something

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A cute little sunshine human being who also goes by the name of emma tagged me in her epic collection of questions and in that post she imparts a lot of emma-knowledge onto us, so like i would highly suggest you go read it.

So, I was prioritizing my posts so that I would get blog posts done in the order that i was tagged but then i saw the first question of this tag and LITERALLY JUST REREAD A FAV SO I CANNOT GIVE THIS CHANCE UP WHILE IT IS IN FRONT OF ME!!!

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~ 1. Kiss, marry, kill: The main characters of the last three fiction books you read.

The last three books i’ve read are:

FINALLY SOMETHING IS GOING RIGHT IN MY LIFE BC IVE WANTED TO MAKE THIS OFFICIAL SINCE FOREVER.

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so

clearly, i’m marrying the hell out of Khalid from the Wrath and the Dawn. FADKLFA IT’S OFFICIAL KIDS, YOU’RE ALL INVITED

I’d kiss James from Midnight at the Electric (he’s not a main character and he only gets like 3% page time, but im sure as hell not kissing bristly miss adri and james is so cute and sad he breaks my heart)

annnddd i feel really bad killing Joe from Moonrise bc hes so bloody tragic and so is his story but i have no other options im sorry im not a bad person.

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~ 2. Would you rather be an elegant princess/prince type character in a fairytale, or a witchy badass villain?

we all know i’m probably going to be the princess type even tho i wanna be the witchy villain 😦 poor me

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January Wrap Up – 2018 + I’m Alive and Breathing!!

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What is this you ask?? May actually posting after missing for an uncountable amount of time (y’all are probably like, new blog who dis??) but if anyone did care, I am back from my unplanned hiatus and i hope i’ll be back to making more book content and maybe also updating my blog (its looking kinda drab here, ladies)

But i seriously missed you all so much and even tho i popped in time to time to read your beautiful blog posts (i totally did see them) i MISS THIS COMMUNITY SO MUCH AND IM GLAD TO BE BACK AND POSTING

okay ill shut up now.

so january was kinda cray cray for me bc i actually signed up for a #life (idk why i did this to myself) and nOW ITS TAKING THE MAJORITY OF MY DAY AND MY READING HOURS *shrieks* so yeah reading has been a struggle

but i managed to read 12 books this month (dont throw the tomatoes just yet) and participated in two readathons (hosted by our group, which you are MORE than welcome to join HERE) 

and yeah that’s about it

(is anyone even reading this??)

1. An Enchantment of Ravens

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Full review here!

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2. My True Love Gave to Me (reread)

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Full review here!

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December Wrap Up – 2017

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DECEMBER IS OVVVERRRR!! While the rest of the world celebrates the new years, i’m over here stuck on the last couple hours 😐 what are time zones honestly.

this month i REALLY pushed myself to read a hella lot of books (and lots of short poetry/comics) in order to push my reading challenge along bc YIKES

anyways here is my dec. wrap up:

  1. Piper
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  2. Without Merit
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  3. The Final Empire (audiobook)Image result for the final empireFull review here!pink_heartpink_heartpink_heartpink_heartpink_heart
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  4. The Law of Moses
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  5. The Traitor’s Kiss
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  6. Six of Crows (reread)
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  7. Shadowsong
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  8. Salt.
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  9. A Study in Charlotte
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  10. The Serpent King
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  11. Foolish Hearts
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  12. Forest of a Thousand Lanterns
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  13. Blood Red Road
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  14. Love, Life, & the List
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  15. Crooked Kingdom (reread)
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  16. On the Jellicoe Road (reread)
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  17. Dash and Lily’s Book of Dares (reread)
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18. Red Winter
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As you can clearly see, i did a LOT of rereads in december (v much unlike me but oh well) and i ENJOYED them immensely honestly i can’t even begin to tell you how lucky i got with my book choices this month. SO MANY NEW and old FAVS!!

and we’re going on into a new year so i wish everyone a fantastic 2018 that is very fulfilling and filled with happiness and books and warm cups of tea.

have a great first day everyone,

mayy

Shadowsong by S. Jae-Jones ARC Review

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~ Special thanks to Wednesday Books for providing me with a physical ARC copy of Shadowsong. All opinions are my own. ~

my very first ARC guys can you hear me screaming from canada??? ahem, anyways

This book made me feel so many things, most of all sadness bc the stories of Lisel and the Goblin King and Josef and Kathe are over and my heart hurts. (ಥ﹏ಥ)

“Madness runs in her bloodline”

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2017 Year in Book Review Tag

tagsheyyyy y’all so, I saw this tag some time back and I REALLY liked it (especially bc I love this booktuber sm) and thought it was a really nice wrap up for 2017. It was created by ABookTubeBook, i love her channel and you should TOTALLY check it out.

Sooooo,

1. First ever female Doctor Who: Favorite Female Protagonist

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I had two choices that were REALLY hard to choose between but I’m going to go with Evangeline from the Lumatere Chronicles bc not only is she a kicka*s character, but she’s so bloody amazing at what she does and she’s come such a long way omg :”)

Also bc this series owns my heart and every book will pale in comparison

sorry mia coreve, not today. i feel like such a traitor.

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2. GCC Cuts Ties with Qatar: An author you cut ties with

Ohhhhh hhhhoo, this is going HAVE to be Jennifer Armentrout. I LOVED her Lux series back in 2015 when i read it but yikes when I tried reading her other books this year I REALIZED HOW MUCH I REALLY DISLIKE THE WRITING AND CHARACTERS AND ALL THE CLICHES BYEsnowflakes

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My Name in Books Tag

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I was tagged by the fabulous little duck and honestly this tag looks like SO. MUCH. FUN. If you aren’t already following her then you need to do that asap bc shes a little cutie and her posts are top notch y’all

So, if you don’t know, I don’t go by my real name online but have used my childhood nickname in its place (maymay got cut to may, alright) but since May is three letters long and therefore would make for a very boring post, I’m going to be gifting myself my a made up last name: Helium (which was created as a joke by my best friends…I’m not insane, I promise. she on the other hand…it’s questionable)

And I believe this is supposed to be done with books in your TBR but I wanted to challenge myself a little and so I limited my choices to books that I read this year.

Anyways….

M – Making Faces

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I buddy read this book with a best friend of mine and basically we both died :’) it was great, you should totally read it.

A – Archived

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I HAD TO CHOOSE THIS BOOK BC MY BOOK HUSBAND WESLEY IS IN IT

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Top 10 Winter-Esque Books

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IT’S COLD. IT’S COLD. IT’S COLD AND I AM HAPPY.

Thank goodness. Finally.

Technically, it hasn’t snowed yet (in a real way, flurries don’t really count) but we’ve hit the negative digits in temperature and that’s how I know it’s time to pull out the balloons and mark the passing of summer.

And the socks and sweaters too.

And while I’m all nice and cozy in my sweaters and sipping my hot chocolate, there is no GREATER feeling than reading a book taking place in winter. So, I have come to you with a list of books you NEED to read while it’s still cold out.

this list took me a really long time to compile

10. How to Save a Life by Sara Zarr

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I don’t remember much from this book other than that it was about family!! and it took place in winter!! (i mean, the cover kinda gives it away) and that it was sweet and nice and cute.

 

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9. Darkest Part of the Forest

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this isn’t ACTUALLY set in winter, i dont recall, but i got the vibe of late autumn, so it still counts because its still cold okay dont look at me like that.

 

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8. Hunted

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Now this one, does in fact, take place in winter. And it’s also kind of creepy but it was a pretty decent book to say the least.

 

 

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7. Salt to Sea

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I don’t know what to tell you man, this book is going to ruin you. 😐 Just make sure to bring a box of tissues

 

 

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6. The Edge of Everything

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I wasn’t wholly impressed by this book. It did give me intense winter feels but that was probably the greatest thing about it

 

 

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5. Night Circus

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JAFIOEJAIUFOHAIOUFHADS THIS BOOK IS PERFECTION.

Once again, it’s more autumn-y vibes than winter but this is legit the best book is snuggle up with on a cold day, no regrets.

 

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4. Wintersong

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I mean, just look at the title. *insert obnoxious wink here*

Okay but really, this is the kind of book that reminds you of cold and darkness and decay, even though it’s a gorgeous book in all sense of the word.

 

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3. Dash and Lily

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These two books are hilarious and sweet and hartwarming and just like the EXACT feeling of drinking hot chocolate, AND IT TAKES PLACE IN WINTER TOO!

 

 

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2. My True Love Gave to Me

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This is legit an anthology by some of the greatest modern YA authors about cute winter romances

i mean…does it get better? no it probably doesnt

 

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1. What Light

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i FRICKEN LOVE THIS BOOK SO MUCH AND IM GOING TO REREAD IT AS SOON AS THE SNOW STARTS FALLING

it’s your cute contemporary set in the holidays but SERIOUSLY I LOVED IT

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Alright kids, that’s all I got for you. It took me slightly too long to compile this list bc yikes why don’t we have A LOT of amazing winter reads??? someone needs to do something about this.

But I got you covered this season! Happy reading peeps.

mayy