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Literary Gift for the 21 and Older

I know that it’s a little late now, that Christmas is over, but I had to share this fantastic book that I got for my birthday earlier this month! It’s perfect for any time of the year and if you have a book lover in your life that is turning 21 soon, or is an adult and you just need a creative gift, then I have the perfect gift suggestion for you!

Literary Gift for the 21 and Older

The book is called Tequila Mockingbird and it’s all of this different kinds of cocktails with a literary twist! I mean it honestly doesn’t get much more creative than that! It’s perfect with the collection of different kinds of drinks in it!

It has pictures from the books that the drinks are based off of and then besides the ingredients on how to make the drink, there are witty little captions that go alone with the instructions!

The books is broken into a few sections: ladies, gentlemen, non-alcoholic, warm and some food that you can make that is based off of books as well (I believe that is all the sections). There are also drinking games at at the end which are literary based and absolutely fantastic!!

They have drinking games for when you’re alone, such as taking a shot every time that you find that you committed a sin in the bible, starting at Genesis to group drinking games that take place in the library. Whether they are made up or not, it’s still so funny!

I really do suggest this book as a gift for an adult book lover in your life because it’s hilarious and so creative!

It also looks beautiful on your bookself.

Purchase it here or here!

Happy Reading (or drinking)!

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2018 Goals: For Reading and Blog!

With 2017 slowly drawing to a close, I figured that it was time to start setting some reading goals as well as some goals for this blog!

I know that I have been neglecting the blog a little, or a lot, these semester, but I have been drowning in school. I started my thesis and it was taking a lot of my time. But I want to get it back to the glory that it once was! So I will be working hard to post at least once a week! This is maybe seeming like a small goal, but next semester will be just as hard! I hope to try and finish at least one book a month, so that is my goal for posting wise. But I would like to get at least 1-2 blog posts up a week! I post regularly on Instagram though (@mylibrarycardworeout) as it takes way less time! So follow me there for updates!

As for my personal reading goals, I am going to read Anna Karenina in 2018 with my mum! We’ll read at the same time and complete it, hopefully, over 2018, which is our reading goal!

What are your goals, persona, blog or reading wise for 2018!

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Book Review: Throne of Glass by Sarah J. Maas

Throne of Glass by Sarah J. MaasSummary

“In a land without magic, where the king rules with an iron hand, an assassin is summoned to the castle. She comes not to kill the king, but to win her freedom. If she defeats twenty-three killers, thieves, and warriors in a competition, she is released from prison to serve as the king’s champion. Her name is Celaena Sardothien.

The Crown Prince will provoke her. The Captain of the Guard will protect her. But something evil dwells in the castle of glass–and it’s there to kill. When her competitors start dying one by one, Celaena’s fight for freedom becomes a fight for survival, and a desperate quest to root out the evil before it destroys her world.”

-From Amazon.com

Review

I’ve been seeing this book all over since ACOTAR and the newest release of ACOWAR (both of which were amazing) and so I wanted to check this series out. A lot of people seemed to like it and I was lucky enough that my library seemed to have it in so of course I had to give it a read.

It was honestly really good! It was written by Maas when she was younger, and you could definitely tell that the writing style has changed since her newer books, but the story itself was fantastic!

It had a really strong female lead, who was an assassin, and if you know anything about me,  I love a good strong female. She wasn’t simpering, was able to hold her own, and still had all of these men coming after her. Like how can she get so many! *cries*.

While the language definitely wasn’t as descriptive as it was in some of Maas’ other books, but I kept turning the pages, never the less, because I wanted to know what was going to happen. Of course, since there is a series of books in this one, I knew it was going to be a happy ending, but it kept me wondering what may happen next and to whom! It did have me guessing about bits and pieces along the way though.

Honestly, since this is such an old book, relative to her other ones, a really deep review is useless but I just had to say that it was a great read! I do hope to check out her other books later on, but with so many books on my to read list, it will have to wait just a little while!

Have you read this book? A fan of Maas??

Happy Reading!

 

 

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‘Tis the Season!

So with it just being past the 1st of December, it’s time to start prepping for the Holidays!

That means that it will be time for lists of gifts for the Holidays and maybe some fun things to make and read, of course.

The website has changed to the wonderful red and green and we got snow falling.

I’m feeling the Holiday Spirit!

'Tis the Season
From Instagram: @mylibrarycardworeout

 

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The Mist (2017) TV Show

The Mist (2017) TV Show

Starring

Morgan Spector – Kevin Copeland
Alyssa Sutherland – Eve Copeland
Gus Birney – Alex Cunningham
Danica Curcic – Mia Lambert
Okezie Morro – Bryan Hunt
Luke Cosgrove – Jay Heisel

Summary

“After an eerie mist rolls into a small town, the residents must battle the mysterious mist and its threats, fighting to maintain their morality and sanity.”

-From IMDB.com

Review

So honestly, I hated this TV show. Sure, it was pretty entertaining and a decent TV show as just a show, but since it was based on a short story I had pretty high expectations for the show. But of course, I never go into it too excited because they always seem to mess up these shows…

I did really enjoy the movie and while the ending was pretty different from the book, it was still well done.

I don’t know about this TV show though. I really hated the actors that they chose for the roles. Of course most of them were just so pretty and too perfect and I just hated that kind of stuff. And what was it about the daughter being immune?? Like what?! Where the hell did that come from? That was never in the book and wasn’t answered.

Like of course the TV ended with SOOOO many questions not being answered, and was angled for a season 2, but I don’t really want a season 2. It’s supposed to leave lots of questions in the air and all of that stuff, but you KNOW that the producers, if it will make them money, is going to make a second season.

But I don’t know…

The show was pretty gruesome. While the movie was only an hour and a half of some creepy stuff, and blood, the TV show was 10 episodes of that. I don’t know, it just didn’t sit well with me in the entire TV show. It was entertaining and I finished the entire season, but would I watch it again? No. Will I watch season 2? Probably, just because I’m curious.

But if you were thinking that the TV show was going to stick to the short story, then you will be utterly disappointed, because very little actually stuck to the short story.

Overall, I mean it was a decent watch, and if you have Netflix, maybe worth checking out. But it you were looking for it to be close, then probably don’t waste your time on it. There’s so many other great King movies/tv shows out there currently.

Happy Watching!!!