Saturday, August 26, 2017

Started reading The Haunted by Jessica Verday

What is up Bookies,

I am finally reading the second book of this series. To be honest, I did forget about it for a little bit. But I remembered and the book is now in my hands. I'm not even sure when I read the first book. It's been a while. Maybe a year or two. Either way, this is one of the few books that I remember enough to know what will be happening in this book. I'm pretty sure that I haven't read many books where the main character's boyfriend ends up being a ghost the whole entire book. It just makes me wonder how she was able to see him and other's couldn't. I also remember the old couple in the woods that I am curious about. I remember finishing the first book thinking, "What the hell is going on?!", my mind was completely blown by the end of it. So high expectations for this book. Only downside to this book with the beautiful simple cover is the fact that the person before me must have had kids or something because their is pen all over the first few pages. The disrespect is real strong here. But I'll suck it up because I'm curious on how this book is going to play out.

So until next time......

Manga Post #5

Hello Bookies,

Only one manga this time around only because one didn't come in and the other I kind of requested the book I had just handed in. I can really be an idiot sometimes. Anyways, that just means that this post will only be focused on one manga. It's actually a pretty popular one in the nerd world too, or so I hear. Someone should point me towards the anime so I can watch it and see how close to the manga it is. Hint, hint.

My curiosity has gotten the best of me this time around. I've heard so much about this series that I just had to check it out. I've noticed that the cover is quite simple and I don't know the storyline or what the series is about. People talk about it like I should know what it is they are saying. I fear that they would judge me if I ask what the hell they are talking about. So I just stand that being all confused and pretend I know what they are talking about. Anyways, this book is highly respected at the library. Either that or it's a new one that just got ordered recently. I like new books. Anyways, the book starts out differently than I thought it would. I thought that the main character would already be a ghoul, but I guess not. He was kind of turned into one I guess. Interesting way to start things. So, you get to read the story as he slowly turns into a ghoul. You get to see the confusing he is experiencing because his body is changing.  I found the whole thing pretty interesting. So interesting that I finished the book before I even realized it. That is a good sign. The series has started on a good note. Only good things to talk about it so far.

So until next time.....

Thursday, August 24, 2017

Manga Post #4

That is right Bookies, another manga post.

Sadly there is one series I will have to say goodbye to. Oddly enough, I'm not that sad to see it go. Only because I'm a heartless person with no soul. I'm sorry but the series made me feel nothing and I was just annoyed with it. I'm sure you know which series I'm talking about.

The last volume of A Silent voice, unless there is more to the series that I don't know about, and I was curious on how this one was going to play out. It took us a while to get here and we all know my personal feelings towards this series. I'm probably one of the few people that didn't actually like this series and the majority of you are going to hate me for it. The last book didn't help much making me fall in love with the series either. But don't let my bad review hold you guys back from reading the series. For all, I know you guys might actually really like it. It's just not my cup of tea I guess. Anyways, the volume pretty much resolves everything. Our main guy decides to live on with out whining and blocking people out of his life. Which is probably the more grown up thing to do. Other characters realize that they didn't grow up much since they were kids and decided to use that to become a better person. Anyways, their movie is complete but they didn't win because the director guy is a major jerk. I'm surprised no one stuck it to him and put him in his place. I think I would have liked the series better if the characters weren't such push overs, but I'm not the writer and they wanted the characters like that to make a point. The series has an obvious message to it, but I still didn't like it. Oh well, off to the next manga.

The big fight between Rock Lee and Gara has begun. I remember watching it in the anime, so it is interesting to read it out instead. The battle wasn't as detailed as it was in the anime but that is only because they try to fill in the blanks to make the episode longer. But so far the anime has followed pretty nicely with the manga and I would have to give a thumbs up for that. I feel like I don't have much to say towards the volume this time around because I'm still following what I had already watched. So, it feels like it is all just a review to me. But at least the refresher reminded me on how Choji lost against the sound ninja. It was a pretty quick fight and I figured the sound ninja won. But now with a month of them to rest and train, Naruto tries to find someone to help him. Sadly, the person chosen to help him train really likes to talk. I swear I just went through four pages of the instructor describing the use of stamina. I am like Naruto in the sense that it just goes over my head and I don't really pay attention to what I read. It makes me realize that even though I like the Uchihas, I'm most like Naruto. But that is if we are talking about which character I relate to more. Anyways, it's off to the next volume and maybe something that isn't a review to me. But I'm pretty sure I have watched all of the episodes regarding Naruto's training with Guy. I guess I will find out when I read the next volume.

Only two more volumes after this one. It kind of makes me sad, to be honest. I really enjoy this series. All of the characters are so lovable. Anyways, this volume picks up where the last one left off. If you guys don't know how the last volume ended, an old traveler was telling Nana and Cooro about how he knew Senri. So the end of the volume was the start of the flashback. In this volume, we start still in the flashback. The guy is explaining the time he saw Senri go mad. Then he goes into telling how their group had lost Senri. After the flashback, we are back in present time and the crew is still on their way to save Husky, who has oddly enough dressed himself as a mermaid again. He must have been facing someone from his past that he didn't want them to recognize him. Anyways, we get to learn a little bit more about Husky. Turns out he is a very important person. Or, somewhat important. Anyways, things get more intense towards the end of the book and we find out what happened to Husky to make him an +anima. Well, sort of. I enjoyed the volume greatly. The only thing I hated was how it ended. Talk about major cliff hanger. The next volume for this series better show up at the library quick because I can't wait to get my hands on the next one. I must know what happens next. It's almost like a need at this point.

So until next time......

Wednesday, August 23, 2017

The Search for Wondla is on hold

Hey Bookies,

So, I have to put The Search for Wondla on hold due to the fact that it has to go back to the library and it's not under my name. It's under my brother's card. So I have no way of renewing it. I will request it when I can, but right now I'm at the limit of my holds. There really shouldn't be a limit, if I were being honest here. Anyways, I am sorry for the news and I would really like to read more of the book. But I just can't at this time. Keep an eye out for the new posts on the book when they start being put up again. I'll make sure to review it.

So until next time......

Almost done reading Half-Blood

Hello Bookies,

This took me so much longer to read than it should have. I blame the fact that I was busy going through my grans' stuff and setting up a garage sale. Also, I had to squeeze in some of my Korean lessons. Either way, I'm finally almost done with the book. Now if only I could remember what I had mentioned in my last few posts. Oh well. If I miss something, you guys can read the book and learn about the book yourself. Anyways, I highly enjoyed the book. There was a place where it dragged on a bit, but it was still pretty good. We had a bit of a steamy moment. Some people died and other did actually die. Something was learned about the enemy. Our main character finds out what all of the hype is about her that made her stepfather bring in a very powerful person to her school. She even almost dies but escapes with her life and her best friends life. A lot happens that I can't tell you about really or it would just ruin the book. But I do highly recommend to start this series like I did. I know half of you have probably read the book already, but for those who didn't, go read it. I look forward to the second book. But if I had to be honest here, I would probably still give it four stars. Not five because it didn't grip at my heart like some books have. Maybe the more I read the series, the more my heart will get ripped out of my chest.

So until next time........

Wednesday, August 16, 2017

Manga Post #3

Hello Bookies,

I only have two mangas this week only because the third one took too long to come in. But it is still the usual ones that I have been reading. So I grabbed an iced coffee, got comfortable, and buckled down on this reading I have to do. I even squeezed in posting some videos as well when I needed a break from all the mental strain from all the reading I have been doing.

I'm still in refresher mode for Naruto. Things are all the same and I couldn't help but noticed that there is a page missing in the book I'm reading. Who would be so heartless to tear a page out of a library book?! The monster. So I'm probably going to miss a big moment in the volume just for that reason alone. Even though I saw the anime, it probably won't feel the same as reading it in the manga. Kind of makes me sad, to be honest. Anyways, the battles I read about was the ending of Sakura's, breezed through Tenten's, kind of breezed through Naruto's, and now I'm reading through Hinata's battle against Neji. But, I am almost done with that one. If it finishes in this volume, but I have a feeling that it won't. The anime takes at least two episodes for each battle, or at least it feels like that. I guess it is to drag out the episodes and the show a little bit more. Anyways, I already know how this battle is going to end. Sadly, I forgot how Choji's battle ended with the sound village guy. But, I don't remember the ending of Lee versus Gara. Gotta love these refreshers.

The cover for this book is pretty beat up. It kind of makes me not want to touch it in fear that it will fall apart. People have no respect for books these days. Especially library books. It is kind of sad to see it happen. Anyways, I have a feeling I'm getting close to the end of this series. I know I have said that before, but with every volume the end gets closer. I'm kind of dreading it because I really like the characters in this series. It kind of makes me wonder if there is an anime of it somewhere. Anyways, I believe we are getting close to learning how Husky got his +Anima power. This volume brings you to his home land where he grew up but ran away after gaining his power. Probably because if he had stayed he would become a slave. Which seems like it is going to happen anyways in the beginning of the volume. I just want to know more about our little characters and why they are the way they are. Hopefully it happens soon, because I don't think I can wait any more.

So until next time......

Saturday, August 12, 2017

Started reading The Search For Wondla by Tony Diterlizzi


I only picked up this book because it looked interesting and it was as if it was calling to me. I also just so happen to find it in the kid's section at the library. So, I have to be a little honest here. I have no idea how the booking system works at the library and honestly it needs a little bit of work if this book is in the kid's section. The thing is five hundred pages long with very little pictures in it. The concept so far in the story is confusing beyond belief. How is a child to understand something like this? Much less have the patience to read it? Maybe it's for the advance readers that aren't quite ready for the young adult section. But, I still wouldn't be putting it with all of the kids books. There are even reference books in that section that just confuses me. It's like if it has pictures, it has to be a kids book. Right? It just annoys me and makes me want to redo their whole system. Anyways, so far the book is a bit boring. No child would be into reading this book because they would get bored within the first few pages. I'm only reading the book more because I'm trying to figure all that is going on. We have this little girl that lives underground with a robot for a mother. Everything is high tech and she is constantly told that she is the only human remaining in the world. But our little girl feels like she is being lied to and wishes to find others like her. I left off where she was in a tunnel full of her old toys that she just couldn't throw away and had to hide. I'm only on the sixth chapter. And, I'm still feeling that this shouldn't have been in the kid's section at my library.

So until next time......

Friday, August 11, 2017

Reading Half-Blood

What's up Bookies?

So I'm only a quarter of the way through the book Half-Blood and I can't help but think that it is highly similar to Vampire Academy. Sure it's not exactly a like but it still has the same kind of leading lady. Only this leading lady was taken out of school by her mother that later died due to the lack of protection. But she does get dragged back to school and questioned why she left. Also, her future gets put on the line and she has to behave the whole entire time she is back at school. Also, she has to train in order to catch up to what everyone else has learned in the fighting department. Similar to Vampire Academy. Even the forbidden instructor and best guy friend are similar. But this series might have a different outcome compared to Vampire Academy. I just had to point out that I am getting a serious case of Deja Vu. Which might be a good thing because I liked Vampire Academy, so I am bound to like this one too.

So until next time....

Wednesday, August 9, 2017

Started reading Half-Blood by Jennifer L. Armentrout

Hello Bookies,

When was the last time I read a book by Jennifer L. Armentrout? It has to be a while if I can't even remember the last book I read that was by her. But I guess it's time to finally pick up one of her books and read it. I meant to get to this book sooner, but I have a huge list and I'm going one book at a time. Anyways, I did read what was the prequel to this book and the whole series in general. I don't remember any of it because it was so long ago. But I'm pretty sure the book leaves off where that book ended. I'm not sure because I actually haven't started to book yet. I am just about to because it's been calling my name since I picked it up from the library. I wonder what adventures this book holds.

So until next time......

Manga Post #2

Hello Bookies,

It's another manga post. Still, the same manga's I have been reading before. Just different adventures. Sadly I will be ending one soon, but I will leave that for later. Right now, let's talk about the one I have in my hands right at this moment, Naruto.

Believe it or not, I actually got Netflix so I could rewatch all of the episodes that I have read so far. Anyways, the last volume had Naruto and his group finish the second exam. They just barely made it, but they get to move on. Lucky them. Also, it wouldn't be such a good series if our trio failed right away. Right? Also, it would be kind of dumb to have Naruto lose just because of not showing up at a location on time. He is supposed to be the main person of the whole series. It's even named after him. Anyways, the third exam is underway after a long speech by one of their former teachers. Anyways, they don't waste any time starting the next exam and begin a tournament right away for everyone to fight against each other to find who is the strongest. I watched the TV series, so I have a bit of an idea what is going to happen next. I bet volume nine wraps up the first part of the third exam.

I'm going to be sad when I'm finished with this series. But it seems now that we will be reading about how our main characters got their +anima in the first place. Senri's is first and it is a bit of a sad story. Still, makes for a good adventure that has you sitting on the edge of your seat. I know for Husky and Nana, we got hints on how they got their +anima but we don't know the whole story. So, I'm a little curious about that. I know that Cooro is the biggest mystery in the group. Was he born with his +anima or did it come at a time he needed it most? I hope we find out soon. But this volume is mainly focused on Senri. I like how we do get glimpses of Cooro's past, but it doesn't really answer any questions. It only just makes me more curious on what the next volume will tell us. Sorry that I can't say more about the volume. You just have to read it yourself to find out the details.

We all know I'm not in love with this series. I find it to drag on too much. I know it supposed to have some touching moments that make you want to cry, but I just don't. Maybe I'm just a soulless, heartless person. But I do have to admit that the last volume I read had a pretty interesting ending that ended with a cliff hanger. Maybe things are finally going to get interesting from here on. Honestly, I don't know what to say from here on, only because of how volume 5 ended. It was such a turn of events that I can't mention anything that won't ruin it. I guess I will have to stop posting about this series. But it is a point in the story that made everyone truly see themselves and how they have thought they grew up. Sorry, I can't say anything to you guys from now on. Read the series and you will understand.

So until next time......

Friday, August 4, 2017

Finished reading The Best Goodbye

Hello Bookies,

I'm starting to think that it's a bad idea for me to be reading while at work. I end up forgetting to do the things I am supposed to. Like vacuum the lobby. But I have no regrets. The book was pretty good. All my questions were answered. A few misunderstandings happened and a few fights. Captain's past gets brought up because he gets shot in the leg. Pretty much thought that she was going to walk away and never come back for a minute. Captain thought so too. Anyways, the book ended on a good note. Highly recommend the series like always. Abbi Glines has a lot of books I recommend. I don't think I've said anything bad about her so far. Either way, I look forward to the next book I get to read of hers.

So until next time.....

Thursday, August 3, 2017

Reading The Best Goodbye

Hello there Bookies,

This book is taking me so much longer to read than it should. It's only a little over two hundred pages and I am only a third of the way. I am blaming it on the fact that it's busy at work, and there are new dramas that are taking up my time. I'm not slacking because I read a whole lot while at work. I just don't know why it is taking me so long. Maybe I'm just taking my time. Savoring the story that is slowly unfolding before me. But I do have some answers and even more questions since starting this book. Still not sure if Rose's daughter is Captain's as well. Also, when is he going to realize that the girl he loved is right in front of him with different hair? Of course, I can see why it is taking him so long to actually see her. The idiot thinks she is dead. Now I'm curious on what happened there and find out how she lived when her lover thinks she is dead. So I'm just waiting for that to finally play out in the book. Because Rose is telling a whole different story to what had happened that day. She is stating that she just left him behind. This is all making me confused. Must. Read. More.

So until next time.....