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Welcome to MyLibraryCardWoreOut!

Wherever you are from, the United States, the UK, Israel, China or elsewhere, welcome! 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 and I try and get fun book related things up too! Also with the help of M.O.M (My Own Mother) we keep this blog running. Scroll down to read my latest posts. Enjoy and once again, welcome!

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Book Review: The Bone Witch by Rin Chupeco

Book Review: The Bone Witch by Rin ChupecoRating: 3/5 teacups

Summary

Let me be clear: I never intended to raise my brother from his grave, though he may claim otherwise. If there’s anything I’ve learned from him in the years since, it’s that the dead hide truths as well as the living.

When Tea accidentally resurrects her brother from the dead, she learns she is different from the other witches in her family. Her gift for necromancy means that she’s a bone witch, a title that makes her feared and ostracized by her community. But Tea finds solace and guidance with an older, wiser bone witch, who takes Tea and her brother to another land for training.

In her new home, Tea puts all her energy into becoming an asha―one who can wield elemental magic. But dark forces are approaching quickly, and in the face of danger, Tea will have to overcome her obstacles…and make a powerful choice.

Memoirs of a Geisha meets The Name of the Wind in this brilliant new fantasy series by Rin Chupeco!”

-From Amazon.com

Review

So this is actually a book in my DNF list. I am about to go away (actually I’m away now) and I just didn’t have time to finish it unfortunately. I really did want to and I sat down a few days before I was going to leave to try and grind through the rest of it but I just couldn’t.

First impressions were good.
My first impressions of the book was that it was going to be good. I was seeing it all over the place and people seemed to love it and as I was getting into it, I was seeing that it was good and I was curious about what was going to happen. But as the book went on I started to lose interest in the book. I’m not sure what it was but I just wasn’t feeling the book though the story was intriguing and I was certainly curious as to what was going to occur within the book. However, I just didn’t finish it.

The cover caught my attention.
The first thing that  I loved about the book was the cover. It was a deep and rich purple which isn’t a common book cover color. Also it had the accents of shiny gold on the front and then this little skull protruding out of the darkness. So it really caught my eye and I thought it was going to be a great read.

Tea seems a little bit obnoxious.
In my opinion, Tea seemed a little obnoxious. I’m not sure what it was about her, but there was this slight obnoxious attitude about her. I really can’t place my finger on it but I just felt that she got on my nerves.

The dead weren’t…well..dead.
Fox was supposedly dead as that’s what the entire story was about. But I never got this feeling that he was truly dead or that there was something wrong enough with him. You were supposed to have this creeped out vibe coming from him and people were supposed to be afraid, or confused, by him and I didn’t get that feeling most of the time.

Bone Witches are bad! And good?
I was confused through the reading because in the beginning it was saying that Bone Witches are bad and everyone hates them and fears them. But then they were loved by certain people. I was just a little unclear as to if they were truly bad or if they were good and I was just missing something.

Honestly, I may not have been in the mind frame to read this book as I’ve been running around and preparing to travel. I had heard good things about it, or so I remember, and so I had high hopes for the book. These expectations were not met at all unfortunately.

I would recommend checking it out if you have some time and can find it in your local library. It was a good read, for the beginning. As the book went on, I went off of it. But I’m pretty sure it’s all just my opinion considering the average rating for the book is 4 stars.

However, I personally give this book only 3/5 teacups.

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Happy Reading!

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A Wrinkle In Time Trailer

WHAT?!
I had no idea that they were coming out with A Winkle In Time! And the cast looks good!
Oprah Winfrey and Chris Pine?!
It comes out March 9th!
I’ll be waiting for it! And have to read the series again…to remind myself of the book. Childhood reborn.

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Book Review: 7 Billion Needles (Volume 1) by Nobuaki Tadano

Rating: 4/5 teacups

Summary

“Always sporting her headphones to try to close out the world around her, Hikaru is clearly a reclusive teen aged girl.  And within her body resides another life-form known as Ciel, a hunter in search of an intergalactic murderer intent on wiping out humanity. In 7 Billion Needles, two lives share one heart as they race to protect each other and what they most cherish.

Modern day Japan is the stage for a new form of hard science-fiction, as author Nobuaki Tadano revisits one of the  genre’s Grand Masters, Hal Clement, in his debut work 7 Billion Needles.  Loosely inspired by Clement’s golden age title Needle, 7 Billion Needles follows the life of a teenage girl whose quiet boring days are dramatically changed when her body is possessed by an alien life form caught up in an intergalactic manhunt.

On a clear calm night, while on a class trip to the beach, Hikaru Takabe decides to go for a walk to escape the shackles of school and peer pressure.  While observing the stars above a calm dark sea in an instant she is disintegrated when  struck by a meteor.

Flash forward one page, and Hikaru awakes, from what seems like a horrible daydream of sorts, sitting amongst classmates in school without a scratch on her.  The meteor dream seemed so real she cannot believe she’s alive, but given her relative aloof nature, she soon shrugs off the events and moves on with life.  However, one thing she cannot shake off is the strange buzzing she hears coming from her new pair of headphones…”

-From Amazon.com

Review

I’m not generally one to read Manga. I’m not sure why, but I really prefer making my own images in my head instead of reading a story that is made of images. But a change can be good sometimes. So when I was in the library I decided to find a Manga, but I didn’t want to read a really famous one because I wanted something a little different. And I also wanted something shorter. Then I found this one. Only 4 volumes (and they are really small) so I only have 3 more to go!

Unique story.
It was quite unique this story. So unlike anything else. The first thing that caught my attention was the name. It just made me curious. Then the cover. It has a girl and a skeleton on it that seems to be like….loosing…flesh. I was slightly curious as to what happened in the story for this to happen. I can’t tell you as it’s early in the Manga.

However, I can tell you that the story was really good! The 4 volumes make up the entire story. So this one was just the first part!

Book Review: 7 Billion Needles (Volume 1) by Nobuaki Tadano

Traditional manga drawings.
As you can see the actual drawings are gorgeous! It’s all done in traditional Manga style with various frames per page. It took me a while to figure out which way to read it because, while I knew that you start at the back (read opposite direction) I’m never really sure which way to read a page because it wasn’t always the Japanese reading direction. I kind of just made it up as I went!

Book Review: 7 Billion Needles (Volume 1) by Nobuaki Tadano

Overall it was an interesting read. Not something that I generally read but it’s nice for a change. It only took me an hour or so to get through and I’m definitely curious as to what the rest of the series holds. I will have to get to it when I can as I have so many other books on my TBR but it is certainly worth checking out if you are looking for something different.

For that I give it 4/5 teacups!

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Happy Reading!

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Update: Traveling and Guest Posts

Hey all!
Just wanted to put out a small update.

So I will be traveling in a few days for about a month! I’m heading off to Japan to study abroad! I’m so excited, and of course nervous too, but it will be amazing!

Because of this I will not be able to post as much. And when I do, the time I post may be strange!

So to help keep my blog going and to keep posts coming up, I will be using the help of my wonderful M.O.M. to keep the blog going for the next few weeks.

Don’t worry, I will be taking tons of pictures, and may be posting things form my trip when I’m there too!

But I just wanted to let you all know so you don’t get concerned about a severe lack of posting (especially in the summer when I am most active) or different kinds of reviews.

I can’t wait to see you all when I get back and I’ll be doing a massive post about my trip!

See you in a few weeks!

Happy Reading!

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Bookish Candle Review: Wick and Fable

So I recently purchased book themed candles.

Because I was seeing them all over Instagram and I just had to get myself a set!

So after shopping around for a few weeks, for deals and the best place to purchase from, I found Wick and Fable.

They’ve been all over Instagram and they had very good reviews and were recommended highly.

So I made the choice and bought!

Bookish Candle Review: Wick and Fable

I am so happy that I did! I love these candles! Like wow!

So the first candle that I have to do a little review of is the Rhysand candle from the ACOTAR, ACOMAF and ACOWAR  series which is one of my favorite series (besides the Guild Hunter Series).

Bookish Candle Review: Wick and Fable

The candle 100% smells like I would imagine Rhysand would smell. It’s so yummy. And I just couldn’t peel it away from my nose. I’m in love!

The other candle that I got is called Phoenix Tears!

Bookish Candle Review: Wick and Fable

It smells so sweet but not in a bad way! It’s got this magical kind of smell to it and I love it!

Now, if I smelt these scents in some store like Yankee Candle I would probably never buy them as they’d be connected to some silly name.

However!

These candles are based on books and just represent what they are intended to so well!

Overall these candles were so worth the purchase! Like so worth it.

One is smaller and the other is a bigger candle and I had a buy one get one half off or something like that. So it was an even better deal.

I highly recommend these candles from Wick and Fable.

They are great to just treat yourself or as a candle for another person.

Just remember to purchase in advance as they are home made so it takes some time for it to arrive!