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Nerdy Post August Unboxing

Hello lovelies. How are you? Today’s blog post is all about my unboxing of the August Nerdy Post box. This month’s theme is Shadowhunters. Please leave me a comment down below letting me now what your favourite item was in the box. Hope you have a great day. 

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The first item I see is this beautiful t-shirt. It says “it was books that made me feel that perhaps I wasn’t alone”. This is a quote from Will Herondale. I love the colours and the quote. 

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The next item I see is the spoiler card. I absolutely love the front of this. It’s so. Beautiful. Then quote says “if there were two things he believed were limitless, it was love and imagination. This was aid by Julian Blackhorn. 

Another item in this box is a two sided bookmark. On the first side it says “I like – books. I read…rather a lot”. This is a quote from James Herondale. The second side says “Life is a book and there are thousands of pages I have yet to read.” This is a quote from Will Herondale. 

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Then we have a gorgeous sticker that says “there are things our souls want and mine wants you.” This is a quote from Simon Lewis. 

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We got a colour in postcard  that is of the London Institute. 

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Next we got a mini art print that says “only the weak minded refuse to be influenced by literature and poetry”. This was said by Tessa. 

We got another two sided bookmark. On the first side it says “heros endure because we need them. Not for their own sakes.” This was said by Jem Carstairs. The second side says “entreat me not or return for wither. I will go where thou. I will lodge thy people and thy God. Where thou diest there I be the angel do more also if death part.” This is from the Parabatai Oath. 

The final two sided bookmark says on one side “to leave thee following after thee. Thou goest and lodgest shall be my people. My god will I die and buried so to me and aught but thee and me.” This is from the Parabataj Oath.  On the other side it says “I seek scandal and low comparing.” This was said by Will Herondale. 

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The next thing I see is a absolutely beautiful print. The quote says “All the beautiful surprises of life are what makes like worth living.” This quote is said by Magnus Bane. 

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Another item that we get in this box is a lapel pin. I love Nerdy Post Pins. They are such good quality. It says “never trust a duck” and this quote is said by Will Herondale. 

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The final item in this sticker sheet that have all of the runes on it with a few quotes on it as well. 

Next month’s theme is Sarah J Maas. 

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August 2018 OwlCrate Unboxing

Hello lovelies. How are you? Today’s blog post is all about my August OwlCrate unboxing. This month’s theme is “Ruthless Royals”. Please leave me a comment down below letting me know what your favourite item was in this month’s box. Hope you have a great day. 

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The first item I see is the monthly spoiler card. I love the design of this card. The two royals with the daggers behind both of them. I won’t look at the back because I don’t want to spoil myself for what awesome goodies are in this box. 

Next is a gemstone ring from GeoCentral. I love the colour and how much of a statement piece this is. 

Another item that we have this month is a pocket mirror. It is inspired by the Belles and designed y Catarina Book Designs. It says “May you always find beauty”. It is beautiful. 

Then, we have three magnetic bookmarks designed by Craftedvan that is inspired by famous Disney villains. We have Maleficent, the Queen of Hearts and the Evil Queen. On the other side of each bookmark it has what they transform into which I think is a cute touch. 

Next, is a book tin designed by Stella Bookish Art. It was inspired by the Cruel Prince. On the front it says “I like for things to happen.. stories to unfolding if I can’t find a good enough story, I make one”, one the inside of the tin it says “sharpen your blade. Harden your heart” and on the back it says “I am a mere mortal and you are a prince of faerie. You have much more to lose and I have nothing.” This tin is absolutely gorgeous and I love the quotes on it. 

We also get a mini print in this month’s box. This quote is from Before she Ignites. The quote says “I wanted freedom in the same way I wanted my next breath: an unspoken but constant desire” This will absolutely be going on my print wall. On the other side it is a promotional card for the next book that series which is called As She Ascends”. 

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Another item is the OwlCrate pin that we always get every month. It has the Royal in the purple on it from the spoiler car.

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The final item in this month’s box before the book is a tea towel inspired by Throne of glass and designed by Little Inkling Designs. The quote on the towel says “she had often wished for adventure, for old spells and wicked kings”. I love the galaxy background it has. 

This month’s book is Grace and Fury by Tracy Banghart. This is a story about a dystopian world where women have no rights. Serina Tessaro has been training to become a Grace, someone who will stand by the heir as an example as a perfect lady. Her sister Nomi dreams of so much more. Then unexpectedly Nomi gets picked t be a grace and Serina gets banished to a island due to a secret that Nomi has been hiding. The sisters go on a journey to find each other. 

This edition that we are getting is an exclusive OwlCrate cover and I do love it more then the original. It is signed by the author. There is also a bookmark and a letter from the author. 

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As always we get a pamphlet all about the behind the scenes of making this month’s box. Such as an interview with the author and a vendor that they had this month, as well as a word search. 

Next month’s theme is Masters of Disguise and we will also be getting a Harry Potter inspired mug from Cara Rozir. 

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Unhauling of Books

Hello lovelies! How are you? Today’s blog post is all about the books that I have recently unhauled. These books that you are about to see are books that I have either read and know that I will not be re reading them, books that I read and didn’t like or books that I have lost interest in. I am going to be giving these to friends and family and the rest of them I will be donating them. Please leave me a comment down below letting me know if you ever unhaul your books and if so what have you unhauled recently. 

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Everything You Want Me To Be Review

Hello lovelies. How are you? Today’s blog is my review on the Book Everything You Want Me to Be by Mindy Mejia. Please leave me a comment down below letting me know if you have read this boom and if so what are your thoughts on this book. Hope you have a great day.

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Average Rating: 3.84 stars

Genre: Mystery Thriller

Format: Audiobook

Narrator: Various Narrators

Length: 10 hours and 44 minutes

Synopsis (GoodReads)

No one knows who she really is…

Hattie Hoffman has spent her whole life playing many parts: the good student, the good daughter, the good girlfriend. But Hattie wants something more, something bigger, and ultimately something that turns out to be exceedingly dangerous. When she’s found brutally stabbed to death, the tragedy rips right through the fabric of her small-town community.

It soon comes to light that Hattie was engaged in a highly compromising and potentially explosive secret online relationship. The question is: Did anyone else know? And to what lengths might they have gone to end it? Hattie’s boyfriend seems distraught over her death, but had he fallen so deeply in love with her that she had become an obsession? Or did Hattie’s impulsive, daredevil nature simply put her in the wrong place at the wrong time, leading her to a violent death at the hands of a stranger?

Full of twists and turns, Everything You Want Me to Bereconstructs a year in the life of a dangerously mesmerizing young woman, during which a small town’s darkest secrets come to the forefront…and she inches closer and closer to death.

Evocative and razor-sharp, Everything You Want Me to Bechallenges you to test the lines between innocence and culpability, identity and deception. Does love lead to self-discovery—or destruction?

Thoughts

Pros

  • Entertaining read. 
  • Hooked me from the start. 
  • I like how there was multiple perspectives so you get a lot of character aspect. 
  • I really liked the story as a hole. About a teenage girl playing a bunch of different parts for people. 
  • The writing was well done. 
  • I loved the narrators for all of the different characters. 
  • I loved how the main character Hattie was morally grey. It makes her relatable. 

Cons 

  • I guessed who the murderer was. I wanted it to be a little bit more unpredictable. 
  • The romance in this book made me feel very uncomfortable. 

 

Rating 

Characters – 4 stars 

Writing – 4 stars 

Pacing – 4 stars 

Narrator – 4 stars 

Enjoyment – 4 stars 

Overall – 4 stars 

 

I would recommend this book.

 

“Every book changes you in some way, whether it’s your perspective on the world or how you define yourself in relation to the world.”
― Mindy Mejia, Everything You Want Me to Be

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Favourite Fictional Book Characters

Hello lovelies. How are you? Today’s blog post is all about my favourite fictional book lovers. These are characters that love reading just as much as me. Please leave me a comment down below letting me know who are your favourite fictional book lovers. Hope you have a great day. 

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Matilda from Matilda by Roald Dahl 

“The books transported her into new worlds and introduced her to amazing people who lived exciting lives. She went on olden-day sailing ships with Joseph Conrad. She went to Africa with Ernest Hemingway and to India with Rudyard Kipling. She travelled all over the world while sitting in her little room in an English village.” 

– Roald Dahl, Matilda

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Klaus Baudelaire from the Series of Unfortunate Events Series by Lemony Snicket 

“Klaus sighed, and opened a book, and as at so many other times when the middle Baudelaire child did not want to think about his circumstances, he began to read.” 

– Lemony Snicket, The Reptile Room

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Jo March from Little Women 

“‘Some books are so familiar that reading them is like returning home again.’”

– Louisa May Alcott, Little Women 

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Belle from Beauty and the Beast 

 “‘Well, it’s my favorite! Far off places, daring sword fights, a prince in disguise…’”

– Beauty and the Beast, 1991

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Hermione Granger from the Harry Potter Series 

“‘Oh, honestly , don’t you two read?’”

– J.K. Rowling, Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone

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Autobiographies I want to Read

Hello lovelies. How are you? Today’s blog post is a all about the autobiographies that I want to read. These autobiographies are all from people that I am truly fascinated with and want to learn more about them. Please leave a comment down below letting me know what your favourite autobiography is. Hope you have a great day.

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Dick Van Dyke

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John Lewis

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Matt Haig

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Maya Angelou

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Frank McCourt

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Jeannette Walls

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Randy Pausch

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Helen Keller

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Alan Alda

fun

Alison Bechdel