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Welcome to MyLibraryCardWoreOut!

I know that a lot of my readers are world-wide. A lot of my visitors are from the United States but I get some lovely visits from France, Australia, Israel and many others too. So where ever you are from, welcome to here and search and see if you can find what you are looking for. Just like a library, I try to keep my shelves up to date, but sometimes I don’t succeed. But I keep trying and usually once a week or at least every two weeks there is a book review but sometimes I do fun book related things. Also with the help of M.O.M (my own mother) we keep this blog running. Scroll down to read my latest posts. Enjoy!

 

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Uta No Prince-Sama: Maji Love 1000% ~ Uta No Prince-Sama: Maji Love 2000%

Uta No Prince-Sama: Maji Love 1000% ~ Season 1
Uta No Prince-Sama: Maji Love 2000% ~ Season 2

Characters

Haruka Nanini ~ Main Female
Otoya Ittoki ~ Red haired male
Tokiya Ichinose ~ Blue haired previously famous man and Harukas idol
Natsuki Shinomiya ~ Blonde male in glasses (Satsuki is his ‘evil’ counterpart once glasses are removed)
Masato Hijirikawa ~ Uptight blue haired male
Ren Jinguji ~ Blonde ladies man
Syo Kurusu ~ Blonde boy who is the smallest
Cecil Aijima ~ Black haired, olive skinned male and appears in Season 2
Tomochika Shibuya ~ Harukas best friend; usually called Tomo-chan

Summary

Season 1

“With dreams of becoming a composer and someday writing a song for her favorite idol, Haruka Nanami enters the Saotome Academy, a prestigious performing arts school. If successful there, she’ll be able to join the Shining Agency after graduation. However, it won’t be so easy when Haruka is already surrounded by potential idols and composers. On top of that, her homeroom teacher is a current idol, the headmaster was a record-breaking singer, and the academy itself is an eccentric place where anything could possibly happen.

In the end, right at the graduation, two students are to be teamed up by the choice, one will take the role of the idol and the other should be the composer. After being paired up, they will sing a song that was both composed, written and sung by them. If successful, they will join and take the spot as the new Shining Agency debut artists. In addition, romance is strictly prohibited at their school.”

-From Wikipedia.org for Season 1

Season 2

A continuation from Season 1 after they have all become professional and shows the continuance of their journey together as a group of friends and their work in the professional world, trying to become the best that they can be in their work.

Review

Okay, yes. I have officially fallen in love with Anime. I didn’t used to watch it ever, but I’ve just fallen in love with so many good shows and this one was silly, but still an enjoyable watch. If you are looking for a deep story, then this is definitely not the show that you are looking for, but it was still so cute either way and definitely gave me some good laughs.

The characters were funny and there was some development and there were some quite good songs. I have an obsession with the soundtrack as a lot of it was piano music and as a pianist I automatically have a love for that kind of stuff, so I just can’t stop listening to the soundtrack, even though I have NO idea what they are saying.

The animations were cute in it and the drawings were adorable, and yes, you can’t not help but fall in love with the cast. Maybe it’s just me, but I honestly think some anime characters are like…really..really..really good looking. Damn animes by setting standards too high xD

But yes, this was honestly a cute little thing to watch if you have some time to spare and just need a distraction. The episodes aren’t that long but I will tell you, by the end of Season 2, you will wish that they continued on, just because.

You can watch all 2 seasons on CrunchyRoll which is a website with many full seasons of anime shows. Make sure you scroll down and find the button for Season 1 as I started Season 2 before I realized I had skipped parts. Click here to go to the website.

And enjoy! Let me know what you think. ^^

Unfortunately there are no trailers, so you’ll just have to trust me on this one xD

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Don’t Know What To Read?

Stuck for suggestions for a something to read? Going stir crazy with winter? MLCWO to the rescue.

How about checking out the new book of short stories by Kelly Link? The stories described as eery, gothic, surreal are something that might hit the spot on a cold winters day. HERE Read more about Kelly HERE.

However, if you are stuck and can’t get to the library The Guardian has got a free read available on their website. Despite the fact it appears for children the story has an interesting take and it is free. Free. HERE.

Enjoy!

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How To Deal With Winter. Read.

In the northern hemisphere it is winter, and in the north of America it is a winter that is just about breaking records. The snow is so bad people are jumping out of 2nd floor windows. For fun, in Boston. HERE.

So what do you do if you are snowed in, stuck inside, going crazy? Trying reading something that takes your mind off it. The good people over at  PureWow have come up with a list of cozy winters reads. All featuring snow!

HERE.

Or you could make soup.

HERE.

 

Photo by Micheal Eastman

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Guild Hunter Series by Nalini Singh

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I just had to reblog this again because when I have had some free time recently, I have been picking up these books and am slowly but surely making my way back through the series. I forgot how much I love it…>Swoons<
So please, check these out because they are amazing and I want someone to rant and fangirl to ^^ xD

Originally posted on My Library Card Wore Out:

Okay. So this is going to be on MASSIVE post about the ENTIRE Guild Hunter Series by Nalini Singh because there were 7 books (not including the novellas which I still have to read) and I feel that one LARGE post would be good. Otherwise you will see 7 posts of me ABSOLUTELY FANGIRLING!!!!!!!!

I. AM. SO. IN. LOVE. WITH. THIS. SERIES.

I will say this now. This is a mature reader series as there is graphic violence and….quite graphic sex scenes so this is a 17/18 year old or older book…NOT YA AT ALL!

MATURE READERS ONLY!

So lets start with the books in the series. They are…..

  • Angels’ Blood
  • Archangel’s Kiss
  • Archangel’s Consort
  • Archangel’s Blade (side story with one of the main characters)
  • Archangel’s Storm (side story with another one of the main characters)
  • Archangel’s Legion
  • Archangel’s Shadows (comes out in November 2014!!!! Another side story)

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“Love Is In The Air”

It’s Valentines week and to put you in the mood, here is a list of 11 Teen Romance Books.

Haven’t read any of them but they look quite intriguing.

Run, don’t walk, to the nearest library to check them out.

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FunDay Friday – The Awards Season Update

Did you know that How To Train Your Dragon 2 won the Golden Globe Award for the Best Animated Feature Film at the 2015 Golden Globe Awards?

And that it is nominated for an Academy Award for Best Animated Feature?

Way to go Toothless!!!

Guess MLCWO needs to get a review of this charming (and award winning movie done asap!)

Even better news is that Dream Works Animation has plans for How To Train Your Dragon 3 and will bring the story back to the books. HERE and HERE and HERE. 

The bad news it isn’t due to be out until June 29, 2018.

2018?

Oh, well.

In the meantime if you want to enter the world of Hiccup and Toothless check this out and if you want to really know about the dragons this is the place.

Enjoy!

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The Maze Runner

Starring

Dylan O’Brien – Thomas
Aml Ameen – Alby
Ki Hong Lee – Minho
Blake Cooper – Chuck

Summary

“Thomas wakes up in an elevator, remembering nothing but his own name. He emerges into a world of about 60 teen boys who have learned to survive in a completely enclosed environment, subsisting on their own agriculture and supplies. A new boy arrives every 30 days. The original group has been in “The Glade” for three years, trying to find a way to escape through the Maze that surrounds their living space. They have begun to give up hope. Then a comatose girl arrives with a strange note, and their world begins to change. There are some great, fast-paced action scenes, particularly those involving the nightmarish Grievers who plague the boys.”

-by KelseyJ on IMDB

Review

So I haven’t read the book yet but I recently saw this movie on the plane and absolutely loved it. It was definitely dystopian and I don’t usually like those types of movies, and books, but this one was actually really well done and interesting as you didn’t really know that it was dystopian, or the outside world was.

The setting of the movie was extremely simple, having no serious graphic effects besides the Grievers really and it was a nice change from the regular really large, bigger than life movie. I’m going to have to find the book so I can compare the two but people who have read the book who I know have said the movie did the book justice, but I’d like to find out for myself, though I’d love input from others.

The characters did develop well even though I felt that everything which happened did happen extremely rapidly. I felt like from the time that Thomas arrived only a few days had passed, and maybe that was what it was supposed to be, but to me it moved a little quickly. I wanted for time to drag out a little more because it was just one thing after another, being thrown all around. I know that The Maze did force them to move faster, but to get up to that point was extremely rapid.

A lot of the movie was based around, or started filming, somewhere around the maze wall entrance.

Overall I just really loved the movie and would definitely see it again and I’m going to have to find the book and read it and will hopefully get a review of that soon. So what did anyone else think of this movie and the book-to-movie aspect as well?

Enjoy and happy watching!

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