Small(ish) Update

Hi guys, just wanted to do a small update, just to tell you what I’m currently reading, watching and doing for the next few days.

I’ve been reading The Diviners by Libba Bray for the last few days.  It’s a mother of a book, 578 pages long, with one of the most interesting settings I’ve read in my life.  I’ll definitely post a longer review once I’m done with it!  But for now, here are some pictures I took so you can admire the beauty that is this hardback:

Also, I’m editing my review for the Assassin’s Blade and thinking about maybe doing one for Crown of Midnight later on.  I have A LOT to say about that sequel, trust me.

Speaking of Throne of Glass, up next on my tbr, after The Dream thieves of curse, is Heir of Fire! Is my heart ready? Am I still gonna read it? Absolutely. Will I die a cruel emotional death? Probably.  Still, I’m super excited to finally meet Rowan and ugly cry over the love of my life, Chaol Westfall.

What am I watching? I don’t really watch series. Actors make me cringe, especially the ones in those extremely popular series, so I tend to stick to anime only.  Though I’ve been binge-watching Parenthood with my sister during the holidays and it’s strangely addicting.  Back to anime, I’m mostly watching slice of life; Tsuritama, Princes Jellyfish and Durarara!! are some.  I’m thinking of doing a review on each of them with cool gifs and everything! I just wanna dork out. Leave me be.

Last but not least, I’ve recently been spending a lot of time on my booklr account.  Booklr is just a fancy name for a tumblr account that focuses exclusively on things book related.  You can go follow me if you like at justabookeater for more book photography and rants.

That’s all for now love, see you soon!

Camila

 

 

Read-along Update: The Madman’s Daughter by Megan Shepherd

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SOOOOOO… It’s been a while…

In the time I’ve been gone I’ve managed to get almost all the way to the end of our October book of the month, The Madman’s Daughter by Megan Shepherd. It’s been one hell of a ride…

Where do I start?

Oh yes, let’s start by stating that this book is horrifyingly disgusting, although fascinating at that.

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I said this on my other update but if you have a weak stomach, I wouldn’t recommend reading this book. SPECIALLY if you’re sensitive to animal torture and abuse.

I had my suspicions regarding what Dr. Moreau was doing, but that didn’t change the fact that I literally gagged when I learned what he was doing (and whenever it was mentioned). It’s a pretty shocking to learn, even if you think you expect it. And even more so when it’s described in such vivid details.

I never thought this book would be so abhorrent and revolting when I suggested it for us to read.

And I’m most definitely trying not to talk directly about what Dr. Moreau does, even though the whole plot revolves around it. I’ll save that for the actual review, thanks.

If you’re reading along, or you’ve read this book, then you surely know what I’m talking about. If you haven’t… Then just know that it’s quite lovely. And by lovely I mean gruesome and nauseating.

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Now, let’s move on to more enjoyable subjects.

Montgomery.

You see, no matter what “crimes” he’s committed, even if they’re not his fault, I can’t help but prefer him over Edward. Don’t get me wrong, Edward’s a total sweetheart and he cares for Juliet, and I do definitely enjoy his little moments with Juliet. *cough* The waterfall. *cough* BUUUUUT, Montgomery wins the whole thing.

I’m not going to go into much detail about it, I’m obviously saving that for my review, but just know that I really, reeeeeally love Montgomery’s character.

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Now, as far as plot and story goes, I’m completely infatuated with this book. I wasn’t much of a fan of thrillers or these types of book, but lately I’ve grown fond of that tense, uneasy, on edge, sort of panicky feeling that these types of books give me. I can’t get enough of them, and the fact that I just can’t get enough of this book just proves that.

There are so, so many things happening at once and just when I think everything’s solved, that we’re on the other side, SURPRISE! Something else happens, something significantly worse than the last thing. And just the constant wondering of if it’s finally over, and then finding out that it’s not, and that there are so many things that need to be resolved, it makes me so excited. I love that.

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I also really love Juliet’s character, specially the fact that she knows her faults and flaws, inherited or not. I think it’s good that she’s aware of them. And that just leaves more room for improvement! I mean, she could go all Adelina, down the wrong path, but I really feel like her character has an incredible potential to improve.

And yeeeeeah! Again, I won’t go into much detail because I’m saving everything for the revieeeew, so if you want to get a full look into my opinions, thoughts and feels about this book, keep an eye out for my full review. I’ll be posting it sometime between tomorrow and Monday, as I’m planning to finish this book tonight!

Happy reading, guys!

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Read-along Update: The Madman’s Daughter by Megan Shepherd

  Heeeeeeey guys! First of all, I want to excuse myself for not posting at all last week, due to the incredible amount of schoolwork that I’ve been getting. I barely even had time to read, and when I did, it was dedicated solely to The Rose Society by Marie Lu, as I’d been waiting a whole year for it’s release and this was the ONE book I refused to be spoiled on by anyone that wasn’t me. So yeah, enough with the excuses. Hopefully these next weeks will be better, and I’ll be able to find time to post on most days of the week, if not all.

Now, ONTO BUSINESS!

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I’ve been reading a couple chapters here and there, whenever I find the time and I must say, I’m really digging this book. I really, really like that, at least up until now, it’s not a horror book about ghosts or anything paranormal like that. It’s about something that could very much happen in real life, something bloody and gory and highly disgusting, as well as horrifying.

WARNING: THIS BOOK CONTAINS GRAPHIC DESCRIPTIONS OF ANIMAL TORTURE AND ABUSE.

As a vegan, I’m wholeheartedly against animal abuse, obviously. This book contains a lot of it. It’s not a book for someone who can’t handle those kinds of things. Now over the past months I’ve informed myself on all types of animal abuse, and I no longer deny this ugly reality, so although I do still squirm, get the urge to cry and throw up, I still know that, sadly, these kinds of things still do happen. One should never turn a blind eye on all that is wrong in this world.

Having said that, I’m not going to deny myself a good story over the one aspect of it that’s very much real and not fictitious.

AND ANYWAYS, the whole point of a horror book is to horrify. I’d say they’ve done a great job at it by adding that element to the story.

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As I said, I’m really, really digging this story. I like the main character a whole lot. She’s got this sense of self and dignity that even her state of poverty or the disgrace that the acts of her mad father have brought upon her life. I also really like (love) Montgomery. He’s so sweet and such a gentleman. And oH MY GOD, BALTHASAR! He’s the sweetest, most gentle man/creature to ever exist (in a fictional world, that is).

Of course, these are my opinions up until now, who knows what will happen in the next few chapters. But up until now, I’m enjoying this a whole lot. I’m very intrigued, I dig it.

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REMEMBER, IT’S NOT TOO LATE TO JOIN! SHARE THIS HORRIFYING JOURNEY WITH US, SO WE CAN DISCUSS IT AND EXCHANGE POTENTIALLY INCOHERENT IDEAS AND FEELINGS ABOUT IT!

Happy reading, PEACE!

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Update: What I’ve Been Reading

I’m going to be completely honest and say that I had no idea what to post and I’m lacking inspiration, so I’ve decided to give you guys a little update on what I’ve been reading.


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You see, lately I’ve been so occupied with school work, which barely leaves any time to read, and since I’m a huuuuuuge Aziz Ansari fan and I’d heard he’d released a new book recently, I decided to get the Modern Romance audiobook. I must say… I wasn’t expecting to enjoy this audiobook as much as I’m enjoying it, but that’s probably because I didn’t know that Aziz Ansari was the narrator of his own audiobook! He’s so hilarious and entertaining that I manage to do so many things and pay attention to everything he’s saying. There are little side comments and things that he says in the audiobook that aren’t in the actual book, it’s so fun. And something that I really like is the nice balance between comedy and actually relevant, truthful information. I only have a little bit left of it so I hope to finish it sometime during this week and have a review on it ready for you guys sometime in the weekend, maybe.


Throne-of-glass-coverThrone of Glass by Sarah J. Maas:

As some of you may know, I’m a horrible person. I own all of the Throne of Glass books and I’ve only read two of them. Oh the shame, I know! And the thing is, I have no excuse! I completely adooooored Throne of Glass and The Assassin’s Blade, and I don’t really have a reason for not continuing on with this series. SO, I decided to finally, FINALLY, dive into this series, and since I’d read Throne of Glass last year, I wanted to give it a re-read before I continued on with the rest. This is actually one of the best decision I’ve ever made. I never knew it was possible for me to like this book more than I did, but oh it’s possible. I’m so emotionally attached to this story and the characters in it, it’s destroying and reviving my soul over, and over again. Something that I also thought was that I was sure I preferred Chaol over Dorian. TURNS OUT, I can’t choose. I’m in a place where I’m team Celaena and I’ll be completely pleased with whoever she ends up with. I HOPE to have finished this by the end of the week or the next one but I have a lot of schoolwork, so we’ll see.


91X-Vx9sU2LThe Heart of Betrayal by Mary E. Pearson:

I was trying to save this book for when I could give it my full attention… I couldn’t. I COULDN’T RESIST TEMPTATION, OKAY?! The Kiss of Deception is one of my all time favorite books and it’s one that I hold very dear to my heart. I’m a massive fantasy fan, and a huge fan of anything medieval, so I can’t help feeling like this book was made for me. Anywaaaaaaays, point is, I know I’ve made a mistake by starting this book now, but I don’t regret one bit of it. As soon as I started reading it I got hit by a huge wave of nostalgia and an uncontrollable surge of excitement and I love it. I’m not very far into it but what I’ve read, I’ve loved, and the reason why I haven’t read more of it is because of school. SCHOOL IS THE CULPRIT. I hope to have finished this by the end of next week or the one after that because like I said, I have a shit ton of schoolwork.


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I started reading this book and I was completely in love with it. It’s full of so much geeky and gamer references, how could I not love it? Well here’s the catch. I’m reading this book on my phone because I haven’t had the chance to get an actual copy of the book, and there are so many details and things to this story that I can’t help but feel like I’m missing out on something by reading this on my phone. Surely the placement of everything is different, and I can’t really appreciate the timelines and journal entries and all of that when reading the e-book version of this, so I decided to take a break from reading it, at least until I get a physical copy and can sit down and give my full attention to it for a hours, as it has so many details and descriptions and things and I want to be able to read and process all of it. I don’t want to miss out on anything. Hoooopefully I’ll have read this before the end of the year but who knows? We’ll see what happens.

Also, the cover of this book reminds me so much of Galaga, which I love, and that just makes me like this book even more.


Well, there you have it folks. Hopefully (I keep saying hopefully, what’s wrong with me?) you enjoyed this little update and please excuse me if I don’t post one day or the other during these next few weeks, I have soooo many things going on at the same time and I’m only one person, so please bear with me. BYEEEEE!

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What I’ve Been Doing Today!

Hi guys! I went home early this weekend (I live in this apartment near campus during the week) and took the time today to organize and create some cool bookish things.

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I created a tumblr to put up all of my book photography; you can follow me there if you want!

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I also wrote down some reviews that I will post on the blog this weekend.  I took some time to read more of A Storm of Swords (which is my current read) and I’m absolutely loving it at the moment.  I’m a huge sucker for high fantasy novels ♡

If you haven’t read the A Song of Ice and Fire series by George R. R. Martin yet, I highly recommend it!  But I also recommend watching the first season at least so you won’t be so overwhelmed by the density of the books.  Because boy are they filled with plot and characters.  Even with the index of the houses and families of the realm found in the back of each book, I sometimes get lost  (⌒_⌒;)

Hope you’ve all had a great day! Remember to vote on our poll! Here’s a link just in case you missed it: Which Thriller Should We Read for the Month of October

Camila