OwlCrate ~ August 2017

Last one for the night, I swear. This month’s theme was Something Wicked This Way Comes. Love the box. I mean who wouldn’t want Edgar Allan Poe socks? Plus, a new copy of Sleepy Hollow.

I’m not sure on this book. Normally, I’ll know the book they put in there. But, this one. I never heard of. I’m pretty sure I haven’t even seen it on any blogs, YouTube videos, etc. Unless, I wasn’t paying attention. That does happen from time to time. Either way, looking forward to reading the book.

I did get excited when I saw the Dark Arts Coffee. Too bad it’s decaf. Oh, who I’m kidding. You’ll know I’ll still try it out.

Yes, there is a pen in the box this month. It’s a fountain pen. Love those! Also, as someone who loves to write. A pen is perfect.

 

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Barnes and Noble Haul – Weekend Haul

I have a lot of hauls it seems. Be prepared. I have another one coming after this. Plus, two more subscription boxes should be coming this week.

Yes, I’m still in a Star Wars mood. What can I say? Be prepared for many more Star Wars magazines to show up. Although, I get Star Wars Insider all the time. I am a few magazines behind…sssshhhh..

Sorry. The Doctor Who bookmarks are blurry. No matter what I did, my camera didn’t want to focus on them. Did have to throw some

Did have to throw some Tolkin in there. The magazine looked very interesting.

There were so many books that I wanted, but I guess I’ll just have to add them to my TBR until I can get them. I should though work on the many books, and I mean many books on my TBR list first.

Guardians of the Whills by Greg Rucka

Star Wars FAQ by Mark Clark

Lost Stars by Claudia Gray

 

Library Haul ~ 8/19/17

I might have gone a little crazy today. I’ve been a fan of the Star Wars movies for years and I mean years. But, I feel like I haven’t been a true fan lately because I have so many books to catch up on. So anything Star Wars I can get my hands on? I’m all for it. Even the junior books. Hey, I managed to get one of them done already.

I wasn’t sure if I wanted to get Logan. I’ve been up in the air about that. Not sure why. I didn’t have interest in it when it was in the theaters. After some deep thought and my arm starting to hurt from the books. I decided to go for it.

Before I Fall, I also thought about. I usually read the book first before I see the movie. So depending on my schedule. I might try to read it this week. Or, I’ll just have to watch the movie first.

Star Wars Galactic Maps by LucasFilm

The Force Awakens by Chuck Wendig/Luke Rosss

Star Wars Rebels: The Visual Guide by Adam Bray

Rebel in the Ranks by Jason Fry

The Rebellion Begins by Michael Kogge

Edge of the Galaxy by Jason Fry

How Star Wars Conquered the Universe by Chris Taylor

Soul of the World by David Mealing

Traitor’s Kiss by Erin Beaty

The Jane Austen’s Writers Group by Rebecca Smith

Yu-Gi-Oh! by Shin Yoshida

Logan

Before I Fall

Uppercase Unboxing ~ August 2017

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A cute little bracelet.  I might have already worn it.                                                                                                                                                                 IMG_5181

Is it bad that I get excited for things like post its?

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Bookmarks! Never can have too many bookmarks.

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The book. Haven’t heard too much about this one. Looking forward to it.

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A description of what was in the box.

 

Looking forward to reading the book. Sorry the picture on the bracelet wasn’t the best. Took a few shots just to get that one.  Too much of a glare. I like the bookmarks even though I’ve never read The Golden Compass. That series is on my list of many books to read.

Book Haul – Giveaway Wins

It’s usually once in a blue moon I win a giveaway from Book Riot or Goodreads. What are the chances I won twice on Book Riot around the same time? Well, I guess there is a first for everything.

Sister, Sister by Sue Fortin

Atomic Blonde by Anthony Johnston/Sam Hart

Looking forward to reading both. Hopefully, I will have reviews up soon.  Unfortunately, it’s been so long. You’ll have to forgive me but I can’t remember too much about the books.

 

Here We Go Again…..

35232272So, I’m attempting War and Peace by Leo Tolstoy again. I tried it back in January. It was to be my challenging book for 2017. One of the books I always wanted to read, but got scared of. Why, did it scare me? Not sure if it was the amount of pages or the small print. Or, just the fact it’s classic literature. I’ve read plenty of books that large before. Even the classics.

I hope to do updates as I read it. Plus, it’s a big book. If I’m lucky, I’ll remember everything I read when I finish it.

I think I had issues the first time because of life, stress, etc. Plus, I think it was the translation I had purchased. I purchased a new translation, so we shall see what I think of the new version.

I did get the Audible version back in January, but I think when I started to listen to it; my mind was on other things. That is a book you don’t want to zone out of. I might try it again to help get through the book quicker.

The only issue with the Audible and the book? Both are different translations. I noticed the chapters are a little off, so this could get interesting.

So wish me luck. I’m about to do at least a half hour of it tonight before I dig a hole in my book for book club.