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.

Murder on the Orient Express

MV5BMTAxNDkxODIyMDZeQTJeQWpwZ15BbWU4MDQ2Mjg4NDIy._V1_SY1000_CR0,0,674,1000_AL_It’s been years and I mean years since I read the book. I couldn’t even tell you who was the killer. I don’t even remember much of the book. I can’t wait to see this though. I’m going to have to read the book before I see it though to refresh my memory. I’m hoping as I read it, the story will come back to me. If not, I can try to figure out who the killer is. As if I’m reading it for the first time.

Anyways, here is the trailer.