One Piece 1: I’m Luffy! The Man Who’s Gonna Be King of the Pirates!

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So I know what you are thinking. “ARE YOU BLOODY CRAZY?” Why yes, yes I suppose I am. Even though One Piece is an extremely long series and is still going with over 800 episodes under it’s belt, I’ve always wanted to talk about the episodes, so why not start at the beginning and talk about it with you guys.

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The series focuses on Monkey D. Luffy, a young man who, inspired by his childhood idol and powerful pirate “Red Haired” Shanks, sets off on a journey from the East Blue Sea to find the famed treasure One Piece and proclaim himself the King of the Pirates.
One Piece first aired October 1999 for the original japanese release. It was later released in September 2004 for the western audiences. The anime is still airing to this day!

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Episode Information

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Episode 1

Episode 1 Synopsis
The series begins with an attack on a cruise ship at the hands of Alvida. Koby, a chore boy of Alvida, discovers a barrel. One of Alvida’s pirates attempt to open the barrel, but a young boy emerges and accidentally hits him. The remaining pirates attack him, but the stranger stops them and says that his name is Monkey D. Luffy. Luffy drags Koby to the storage cellar of the ship, where he eats and converses with Koby, who reveals his dream of being a Marine. Alvida confronts Luffy, but he escapes and knocks her pirate crew down with his Devil Fruit power. Luffy explains that he ate the Gum Gum Fruit, therefore he has the powers of rubber. Koby, inspired by Luffy, stands up for himself when Alvida confronts them. Luffy uses his Gomu Gomu no Pistol technique on Alvida. Luffy and Koby sail away in a “borrowed” boat from Alvida’s crew. Luffy asks about the pirate hunter that Koby mentioned earlier. Koby says that he was captured by the Marines and Luffy announces his intention of asking him to join his crew.

Thoughts

In this first episode you meet a lot of characters that will both play a large role in the series, such as Monkey D Luffy, and others that won’t be around for a while. I will admit that this knowledge is from watching the show previously again, but if the character has an actual name then they must be important.

Listening to the introduction I got a huge wave of nostalgia. This anime series was my childhood and I love watching the series. The art style is simplistic but appealing and this series is definitely a binge worthy one.

I will say that the fight scenes in this episode were a little quick but they were still enjoyable. Remember! Never comment on Lady Alvida’s weight … Never.

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LOL surprise dolls, or rather Lil Outrageous Littles, are a collectable doll series that hit the market in 2016. When I first came across this I found them super cute and addictive to watch. So why not create a readathon about the little dolls.

This readathon will be a month long readathon and will consist of seven challenges. As each layer of the package reveals another surprise, I will have to admit that this readathon is intended to be done in order. But if you don’t find that feasible then you can read in any order you like.

1st – 31st October 2019

Challenges

1|Secret Message
Ask Someone Else to Pick your First Read or Pick a Book at Random

2|Collectable Stickers [Pick One Challenge]
Colour Changing: Pick a Book You Changed Your Mind About
Spitter: Read a Book that You have Been Putting Off
Cryer: Read a Sad Book
Tinkler: Read a Book that Scare You

3|Water Bottle
Read an Unpopular Book and Spill the Tea! [If you Want to]

4|Shoes
Read a Book where Travel is Involved [Physical/ Metaphorical/ Plans to Travel]

5|Outfit
Pick a Book with Clothing on the Cover

6|Accessory
Pick a Book with Your Favourite Colour on the Cover

7|Doll
Pick a Book Based of Your Mood

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On My Bedside Table is a variation of WWW Wednesday. I originally found the Wednesday post rather awkward and I always forgot it. So instead I chose to vary it only slightly so that it can be posted on any day.

So what do all of the groupings mean?

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On My Bedside Table: These are the books that I am currently reading
Added to My Bedside Table: These are the books that I will be reading next or have recently started to read.

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When I started this blog I only posted three times a week [Monday, Wednesday, Friday]. Since then I have started posting every day, and I have been enjoying this schedule. However, times are changing and I have become a lot more busy again, and if things work out even more busier than that.

So what does this mean for the blog?

Well I have no intention of every quitting this blog, I find it therapeutic and it gives me a chance to talk about my passions. But it will mean cutting back on posts once again. At this point in time I don’t exactly know the schedule but I want to keep blogging as an enjoyable hobby rather than a stressful experience.

When things become less chaotic maybe I will have a consistent posting schedule again but it won’t be as many posts as I have been doing.

I hope you stick around through this transitional and stressful period and enjoy the posts that I am able to post and create for you guys!

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Over the years I have had a love hate relationship with the website goodreads. But first what is goodreads?

Goodreads is a social media platform for book lovers. Here you can catalogue all of the books you have read, are currently reading and want to read in the future. You can join groups and participate in forums, add friends and compare books. It is a book lovers paradise … to a point.

Goodreads requires that you rate a book with a star rating in order to get recommendation. I understand the basic principle of it. If you really enjoyed this book why not try this book and so on and so forth. But what about the people that don’t use star ratings? There is no option.

Next Goodreads limits what you can classify as a book. I have only recently discovered this when it came to the novella Memento by Amie Kaufmand and Jay Kristoff. This little novella was a preorder exclusive for the book Aurora Rising by the same authors. But because this book was not published separately and was a purchasing reward of sorts it is not classified as a book for the website.

Why is a novella that was published through a publisher not counted when fanfiction is? Where is the consistency? In my opinion this was a major turn off point for me.

I will admittedly miss the convenience of jumping on to goodreads and adding a book to the ever growing want to read list. But that is about it. The search engine is an inconvenience, the face that there are so many editions for the one book is rather ridiculous especially when there are multiple listings for the same edition. The website is both a convenience and an inconvenience and I think I am going to give it up.

I mean it will make finding synopsis for books a little more challenging, especially when the book doesn’t have one itself. But there will always be a way to do what goodreads did without the use of goodreads.

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100 Baby Challenge #35

Katelyn has gone through another big house move. This time Audrey has moved the family to a custom built penthouse. Although there aren’t many windows, a lot of the building is built for convenience to the family. After her sour mood has passed maybe she will enjoy the new place.

After finally looking around the new place, Katelyn came across the swing set looking out over the city. Although admittedly a little dangerous, Katelyn is having a heap of fun and it is perfect for the family.

But being in a new house does not meant that the children are allowed to skip homework. Picking the “pink” room, Rylie and Lia get down to business to defeat the … homework. As Katelyn has already completed her homework, she is having fun just talking to her sisters.

With the girls busy for now, Audrey starts up the new garden. Being a penthouse, she is hoping for a lot of light. All she needs to do now is install a skylight and wait.

Just as everyone was getting settled in, it was Riley’s birthday. Which means it is time to move back out again.

With Mason’s help Rylie was able to find a cheap apartment to move into. Being right next door to her brother and sister-and-law, Rylie knows she will easily be able to get help if she needs it.

Sure enough it was time for Lia to age up as well. Rylie and Lia made a pact that they would move in together no matter where they move. Luckily it was an apartment and not a dingy hole somewhere in the ground.

Another age up? Things are moving along again. Adrianna is now a toddler, which means Audrey will be busy and hella tired. But she can’t get too comfortable as another baby is on the way as Audrey is in her 2nd, nearly 3rd trimester.

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August Book Haul

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I have come to the conclusion that I buy a lot of books. There weren’t even any E-books this month, then again I did sign up for scrib’d so maybe that had something to do with it. Here is the haul for the month of August!

Isadora Moon Goes to School
[Isadora Moon #1]
Harriet Muncaster

Goodreads|Book Depository

Meet Isadora Moon! She's half-fairy, half-vampire and totally unique!
Isadora Moon loves sunshine -- and nighttime. She loves her magic wand -- and her black tutu. She loves spooky bats -- and Pink Rabbit. Isadora is half-fairy, half-vampire, and she's special because she is different!
Now Isadora's parents want her to start school, but she's not sure where she belongs -- fairy school or vampire school?

Isadora Moon Goes Camping
[Isadora Moon #2]
Harriet Muncaster

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Her mum is a fairy and her dad is a vampire and she is a bit of both. So when they all go camping at the seaside some things might happen that are not quite normal....
From roasting marshmallows on a campfire to making friends with a mermaid - special things happen when Isadora's around!

One Piece: East Blue Omnibus 1
[One Piece #1 - 3]
Eiichiro Oda

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As a child, Monkey D. Luffy dreamed of becoming King of the Pirates. But his life changed when he accidentally ate the Gum-Gum Fruit, an enchanted Devil Fruit that gave him the ability to stretch like rubber. Its only drawback? He'll never be able to swim again--a serious handicap for an aspiring sea dog! Years later, Luffy sets off on his quest to find the "One Piece," said to be the greatest treasure in the world...

City of Bones 10th Anniversary Edition
[The Mortal Instruments #1]
Cassandra Clare

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When fifteen-year-old Clary Fray heads out to the Pandemonium Club in New York City, she hardly expects to witness a murder― much less a murder committed by three teenagers covered with strange tattoos and brandishing bizarre weapons. Then the body disappears into thin air. It's hard to call the police when the murderers are invisible to everyone else and when there is nothing―not even a smear of blood―to show that a boy has died. Or was he a boy?
This is Clary's first meeting with the Shadowhunters, warriors dedicated to ridding the earth of demons. It's also her first encounter with Jace, a Shadowhunter who looks a little like an angel and acts a lot like a jerk. Within twenty-four hours Clary is pulled into Jace's world with a vengeance when her mother disappears and Clary herself is attacked by a demon. But why would demons be interested in ordinary mundanes like Clary and her mother? And how did Clary suddenly get the Sight? The Shadowhunters would like to know...

World's End Harem Vol 1 
[World's End Harem #1]
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*Warning this is hentai!*

The Man-Killer Virus -- a lethal disease that has eradicated 99.9% of the world's male population. Mizuhara Reito has been in cryogenic sleep for the past five years, and now awakens to an all-female world where he himself is the planet's most precious resource. Reito is given one simple mission: repopulate the world by impregnating as many women as possible -- whether he wants to or not!

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Liber Chaotica
Marijan Von Staufer, Richard Williams

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In the grim fantasy world of Warhammer, the only constant was Chaos. The four great powers – Khorne, Nurgle, Tzeentch and Slaanesh – bestrode the world, sending their countless servants to enact their twisted schemes. Among these servants are mortal men lured onto dark paths, mutant beastmen who lurk in the dark places of the world, and daemons, living manifestations of the Chaos Gods' will. In Liber Chaotica, you will discover the natures of each of the gods, and what they offer the weak and unwary to draw them into their service. You'll see the madness that lurks behind the veil and witness the horrors that the Dark Gods bring. This is your ultimate guide to Chaos in the world-that-was.
Delve into the very heart of Chaos in the world-that-was with an in-universe tome dedicated to uncovering and explaining the machinations of the Dark Gods and their servants. Exploring each of the gods in turn, along with their servants, their schemes and the doom they would unleash on the world, it's an incredible look at the true nature of Chaos, as seen by scholars of Sigmar's Empire.
Beware though – for as you read this tome, your very soul and sanity may be at risk…

Lord of the Darkwood
[The Tale of Shikanoko #3 - 4]
Lian Hearn

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An ambitious warlord leaves his nephew for dead and seizes his lands.
A stubborn father forces his younger son to surrender his wife to his older brother.
A mysterious woman seeks five fathers for her children.
A powerful priest meddles in the succession to the Lotus Throne.
These are the threads of an intricate tapestry in which the laws of destiny play out against a backdrop of wild forest, elegant court, and savage battlefield. Set in a mythical medieval Japan inhabited by warriors and assassins, ghosts and guardian spirits, Emperor of the Eight Islands by Lian Hearn is a brilliantly imagined novel, full of drama and intrigue - and it is just the beginning of an enthralling, epic adventure: The Tale of Shikanoko.

Inferno! Volume 1
[Inferno! #1]
Various Authors

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The premiere volume of this new anthology series brings you new short fiction from the worlds of Warhammer. Penned by debut and current Black Library authors, its tales range from the back streets of the world-that was to a shrouded inn in the Mortal Realms, while in the brutal galaxy of the Dark Imperium, the Ultramarines and others deliver the Emperor's fury to their many foes, and in the depths of Necromunda's underhive, gangers clash in brutal combat.

The Hobbit
J R R Tolkein

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The Hobbit is a tale of high adventure, undertaken by a company of dwarves in search of dragon-guarded gold. A reluctant partner in this perilous quest is Bilbo Baggins, a comfort-loving unambitious hobbit, who surprises even himself by his resourcefulness and skill as a burglar. Encounters with trolls, goblins, dwarves, elves and giant spiders, conversations with the dragon, Smaug, and a rather unwilling presence at the Battle of Five Armies are just some of the adventures that befall Bilbo. Bilbo Baggins has taken his place among the ranks of the immortals of children's fiction. Written by Professor Tolkien for his own children, The Hobbit met with instant critical acclaim when published.

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Assassination Classroom Volumes 1 + 222609118
[Assassination Classroom #1 + 2]
Yusei Matsui

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The students in Class 3-E of Kunugigaoka Junior High have a new teacher: an alien octopus with bizarre powers and unlimited strength, who's just destroyed the moon and is threatening to destroy the earth - unless they can kill him first!
Meet the would-be assassins of class 3-E: Sugino, who let his grades slip and got kicked off the baseball team. Karma, who's doing well in his classes but keeps getting suspended for fighting. And Okuda, who lacks both academic and social skills, yet excels at one subject: chemistry. Who has the best chance of winning that reward? Will the deed be accomplished through pity, brute force or poison...? And what chance does their teacher have of repairing his students' tattered self-esteem?

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On My Bedside Table is a variation of WWW Wednesday. I originally found the Wednesday post rather awkward and I always forgot it. So instead I chose to vary it only slightly so that it can be posted on any day.

So what do all of the groupings mean?

Removed From My Bedside Table: Finished reading or removed for other reasons. If I remove a book that I haven’t finished I will provide a disclaimer.
On My Bedside Table: These are the books that I am currently reading
Added to My Bedside Table: These are the books that I will be reading next or have recently started to read.

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Auric Gods by Nick Kyme

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Auric Gods
[Black Library Novella #3]
Nick Kyme

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For millennia the Adeptus Custodes have stayed true to their sworn duty – defend holy Terra and the God-Emperor to their very last breath. But when the Great Rift tears the Imperium apart, loosing tides of daemons upon mankind, they are faced with a dilemma. Should they continue to guard the Palace and the Golden Throne, or take to the stars to proactively root out the Ultimate Enemy? When Shield-Captain Cartovandis receives a mysterious distress call from the planet Vorganthian, he gathers a band of Custodians to investigate. When they arrive, they find a world in the grip of self-annihilation, overrun by Chaos cultists. In a race against time, the Custodians must find out what has happened, and hunt down those responsible, before the madness has a chance to reach its true target – something much closer to their hearts.

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I will start by saying that, like usual, I never read the synopsis of this novella. Reading it now … it doesn’t feel like it’s accurate. I mean yeah it happens but not exactly how it is described. But let’s actually start talking about the book itself.

Let’s start with the basics, the characters and the perspectives. There are a lot. Some perspectives were present throughout the entire novella while others were present from one or two chapters. This led to a little confusion at the start of the book. Within the first page of a new chapter I would have to pay close attention to names two understand where I was and who I was following.

Am I following Cartovandis on Terra or Gedd on Vorganthian? They better tell me soon because I have no clue what it going on right now!

Even though I don’t know much about the Adeptus Custodes, their history or even where Vorganthian even is in the imperium I enjoyed my experience reading this book. I found the characters interesting, learning more about them, their histories and their futures was actually a high point for the book.

So what did I mean in that introduction? Well the synopsis is written in a way to make it think that Cartovandis in the main character and that he was the one that called all of the shots. Well that is how I took it that way. But that is not accurate. There are more perspectives and Cartovandis isn’t a main one until the later half of the novella. Additionally his actions were not his own,  if it wasn’t for the distress call he would never have left Terra, he didn’t even know about the distress call in the first place until someone else told him.

Now onto the plot. When I finally started to understand what was happening I actually enjoyed the plot. Figuring out what was behind the deaths on Vorganithan, and learning that it was something a lot more sinister than a shotgun to the head, was really intriguing. But I will admit that I have no idea the back story of these characters or any other major player in this novella but I still enjoyed reading the book regardless.

With all of that said, where do I stand, would I recommend this novella? Starting backwards yes I would recommend this novella. If you really want to know everything about these characters and their history this novella won’t be the best starting point. But if you are looking for an introduction because you are curious about the Adeptus Custodes then it can be an interesting read. But keep in mind that it could be a little confusing at times.

Where I stand? I enjoyed this novella despite all of the confusion. I enjoyed how the story progressed and how the characters changed. There was even a history lesson in the story, although at an inconvenient time in the novella, it was actually quite interesting. This history lesson even lessened the confusion in the novella in regards to the repeated mentioning of The Lions Gate.

So if the Adeptus Custodes seem at all interesting give this novella a go. You may even enjoy it!

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August/NEWTs Wrap Up

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So I managed to post a somewhat cohesive wrap up last month. Let’s see if I can do it again. If I have posted an individual review for the book I will mention and link that review! Sorry for another longer post!

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Isadora Moon Goes on a School TripHarriet MuncasterGoodreads/Review
[Isadora Moon #6]
Herbology – Acceptable – Listen to an Audiobook
The Big Book of MonstersHal JohnsonGoodreads/Review
Ancient Runes – Exceed Expectations – A Book Written in Past Tense
Every Heart A DoorwaySeanan McGuireGoodreads/Review
[Wayward Children #1]
Transfiguration – Exceed Expectations – A Book with the Colour of your Hogwarts House
Truth or Beard – Penny Reid Goodreads/Review
[Winston Brothers #1]
Arithmancy – Outstanding – A Book that is Longer than 350 Pages
The Light Fantastic – Terry Pratchett – Goodreads/Review
[Discworld #2/Wizards #2]
Ancient Runes – Acceptable – A Recommendation
Insurgent – Veronica Roth – Goodreads/Review
[Divergent #2]
Transfiguration – Acceptable – Read a Friends Favourite Book
Four – Veronica RothGoodreads/Review
[Divergent #0.1 – 0.4]
Ancient Runes – Outstanding – A Book That Has Been on Your TBR for Ages

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Warhammer 40,000 Conquest Issue 13
Tom Horth
Potions – Exceed Expectations – Read a Book That Isn’t the First in a Series

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Honestly, there is not much more that I can say without being overly repetitive. In this issue you learn more about the history of Warhammer 40,000 and for a noob it is still very interesting.

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Applejack and the Honest-to-Goodness Switcheroo
[My Little Pony Friendship is Magic #5]
G M Berrow
Herbology – Outstanding – Read a Book With Flowers on the Cover

Goodreads

Listening to this book, I thought it was an actual episode of My Little Pony. It had the drama and the lesson and everything that you would see in an episode. Yes I have seen the show, No I am not a brony/pegasister! [Don’t ask how I know those terms] Besides that it was an enjoyable listen that passed the time. I will admit that I rolled my eyes a few times because of the predictable plot , but then again it is a children’s book.

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Isadora Moon Goes Camping
[Isadora Moon #2]
Harriet Muncaster
Astronomy – Acceptable – A Moon on the Cover or in the Title

Goodreads

Did I read another Isadora Moon in the same month, why yes because NEWT’s. This book was fun, entertaining and worth the time it took to relisten to the series. Would I recommend this to readers? Definitely. Especially the younger ones …. obviously.

A Storm of Swords by George R.R. Martin

A Storm of Swords 2: Blood and Gold
[A Song of Ice and Fire 3.5]
George R R Martin
Potions – Outstanding – Read a Book Over 500 Pages

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I have a feeling that I don’t pay as much attention to the book and the going ons’ while I’m listening to an audio book. I mean I read the story and I learn about the world and all that, but nothing sticks. But then again does anything stick in my memory for very long …. not really.
Besides all of that I actually enjoyed listening to this book. I enjoy learning how things are turning out and what is happening. It is also fun picking up what few things I remember from the TV show in the books, and no I never finished watching the show.

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A Night to Surrender
[Spindle Cove #1]
Tessa Dare
Astronomy – Exceeded Expectations – Word Night in the Title or Series Title

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Listening to this story as an audio book I have come to the realization that even though I can understand a story at 3x speed I don’t retain as much information. Even with that in consideration I enjoyed myself listening to this story.
Straight away it was clear who the main two love interests were in this story. I mean they Image result for tobey maguire smilingare the main perspectives that you follow. But the obviousness wasn’t a drawback. I honestly get this look thinking about it.
I enjoyed the romance and this is definitely a book that I would enjoy rereading.
I will say that listening to sex scenes while at a public gym can get a little awkward

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Milk and Honey
Rupi Kaur

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This was never a book that I actually intended to read. Me and poetry never got along. But, alas, I needed an audiobook and this one was one of the first I saw that I didn’t dislike the idea of trying. Image result for shocked gif
Although listening to this book was an experience that I will admit gave me a little shock while listening to, [I never knew what actually happened in this book] I kind of enjoyed it.
This enjoyment left me shooketh, but it made me intrigued to try some more modern poetry. Maybe I don’t dislike it as much as I  thought.

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Interview with the Vampire
[The Vampire Chronicles #1]
Anne Rice
Herbology – Exceeded Expectations – Read a Book Between 350 – 390 Pages

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I found this book in a folder hidden in my computer and thought that it sounded interesting enough so why not give it a go! Well I actually have no clue what I read, that isn’t to say that I didn’t enjoy the book, I did. But the story didn’t stick with me. I think if I read this book again I would have to do it physically. I would need to take into account every detail to fully appreciate the story.

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Auric Gods
[Black Library Novella #3]
Nick Kyme
Arithmancy – Acceptably – Read a Book that Ends on an Even Number

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I was so confused going into this book. Maybe I wasn’t on the ball Image result for naked custodes warhammerwhile I was reading this book but the constant perspective changes threw my head through a loop. Once I got a good portion through the book things started clicking together, I still didn’t know who any of these characters were, how they were connected or what actually was going on but I was enjoying my experience nonetheless.
Towards the end of the novella you are given a history lesson of sorts on something that is repeatedly mentioned throughout the novella from a variety of characters. At that point this were really starting to get interesting and I didn’t want to the story to be paused for this back story. I will admit that it wasn’t the most boring history lesson that I ever sat through.
Finishing the novella I still didn’t have a clue about some things that were mentioned in the story but I enjoyed myself and was pleased with the experience that this novella offered. [The picture has nothing to do with the novella I just find them funny. Find where they are from here]

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The Color Purple
Alice Walker
Arithmancy – Exceeded Expectations – A Standalone

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I knew going into this book that it would contain hard hitting topics such as rape, domestic violence, forced removal of children and slavery to name a few. Knowing these things ahead of time in no way lessens the impact it can have on the reader.
For this book you follow Celie as she writes letters detailing what is happening around her. From page one I was engrossed in the story, I constantly wanted to know what would happen next. Even knowing the ending I was eager and anxious to see how things turned out.
I will also note that the book and the movie are a lot alike. I haven’t seen the movie for a few years so this line of thinking is based on a sketchy memory of school. But nevertheless I enjoyed this book and it is something that I would come back to again in the future.

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Spear of Ultramar
[Black Library Novella #4]
David Annandale

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This novella was a little confusing to get into. If you are not caught up with the Horus Heresy then it will be a little harder to understand. But that does not mean that you have to be caught up. This novella focuses more on the Ultramarine and what they must do in order to achieve their goal.
The battle scenes, military tactics and the witnessing of different battles and characters made for an interesting read. If anything I am more eager to read the Horus Heresy than when I first started this novella.

Simon vs. the Homo Sapiens Agenda by Becky Albertalli

Simon Vs the Homo Sapiens Agenda
[Creekwood #1]
Becky Albertalli
Potions – Acceptable – A Book with LGBTQIA+ Representation

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I’ve been wanting to re-read this book for a while and this readathon was my perfect chance. It came to my attention recently when I was listening or reading reviews of the book that it follows a stereotypical gay kid. I don’t disagree. This book does follow a stereotypical gay suburban male, but this book shouldn’t be discredited because of that. There are stereotypical gay suburban males out there that could identify with this book. But besides that this book is fun, charming and a very enjoyable experience.

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And with all of that I am now a qualified Alchemist. I will admit that it was a struggle getting though all of these books but I enjoyed every one that I read!

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