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WWW Wednesday

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This is a weekly meme hosted by Taking On A World Of Words (SamAnnElizabeth) where we answer the three questions:

  • What are you currently reading?
  • What did you just finish reading?
  • What are you planning on reading next?

WHAT ARE YOU CURRENTLY READING?

A Princess of Mars (John Carter, #1) – Science Fiction

The Air He Breathes (The Elements, #1) – New Adult

Girl of Myth and Legend – YA/Fantasy

The REM Reaper – IDK

WHAT DID YOU JUST FINISH READING?

Storm Front (Dresden Files #1) – Paranormal

Havoc (Havoc #1) – New Adult

Chaos (Havoc #2) – New Adult

Insanity (Havoc #3) – New Adult

WHAT DO YOU PLAN ON READING NEXT?

The Martian – Science Fiction

Saga Vol. 4 – Graphic Novel

Kiss me, I’m Irish Book Tag

I know, I know! I’m super late for this very March themed tag but, my excitement level is high for this one. Thanks so much to The Paper Dragon for tagging me, go check out their post, it’s awesome! Let’s get it going:

Green: A book with a green cover

Try Me (Take a Chance, #1)

 

 

After searching through 9 pages on Goodreads, I finally spotted a green book. To be honest I have no idea what this book is about, or when I even added it.

 

 

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Blarney: A book that deceived you into either liking it or was overhyped and you ended up disliking it.

This is a serious throwback, but I was seriously tricked when I first read this awful book.

Brogue (dialect): A book where one of the characters has an accent.

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He’s Scottish and sexy 😀

 

 

 

 

Leprechaun: A book you enjoyed when you were a little person.

I didn’t read much when I was a little person, and my mom didn’t read to me often sooooooo….I’ll think about it.

Pot of Gold: A book that cost you a lot or is of great value to you.

I have a leather spine David Copperfield book that cost a pretty penny.

Four-leaf clover or shamrock: four leaves = more than one book. Pick your current or old favorite series.

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I had trouble deciding between this and 1-800-Where-R-You & The Mediator series by Meg Cabot, but The Percy Jackson series was one of my favorites.

 

 

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Magic: A book that you found magical or a book where you enjoyed a magic element that was found in the storyline.

Entwined by Cheryl S. Ntumy. It’s African Mythology that actually not voodoo, although I do enjoy voodoo – not for recreational use…

 

 

 

 Kiss: Your current favorite book pairing or your all time favorite book pairing.

I really can’t think of one right now…

Luck: A book on your shelf that you will luckily get to… someday.

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I’ll get to you..someday.

 

 

 

 

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Jig: A book that if you don’t currently own but if could get a hold of it- it would make you dance with joy. (Can be a book that isn’t released yet or a book you would really like to own)

After checking every online bookstore I realized this book just didn’t exist. Of course this was my way of coping with not finding it, but I’d give up my favorite Sherlock Holmes shirt to find it.

 

Rainbow: That’s you! Tag your favorite friends to do this tag.

Since this is super late I’m not going to tag anyone, but feel free to give it a go.

Me and Earl and the Dying Girl by Jesse Andrews

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Greg Gaines is the last master of high school espionage, able to disappear at will into any social environment. He has only one friend, Earl, and together they spend their time making movies, their own incomprehensible versions of Coppola and Herzog cult classics.

Until Greg’s mother forces him to rekindle his childhood friendship with Rachel.

Rachel has been diagnosed with leukemia—-cue extreme adolescent awkwardness—-but a parental mandate has been issued and must be obeyed. When Rachel stops treatment, Greg and Earl decide the thing to do is to make a film for her, which turns into the Worst Film Ever Made and becomes a turning point in each of their lives.

And all at once Greg must abandon invisibility and stand in the spotlight.


I’d like to begin by explaining that I watched the movie before I read the book. I know, I know, but I’d put off this book for so long that it was becoming a dwarf planet, which basically means not important and forgotten. So, I took the plunge, watched the movie and fell in LOVE

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However the book wasn’t as solid as the movie, in my honest opinion. I know it’s rare for the movie to surpass the book, but when you read it you’ll probably understand why. But, I’m not going to spend this entire review commenting on the movie, in fact, this will be the last time I mention the movie. Since, It’d be rather repetitive for me to basically retell what the summary already does, so I’ll just get directly to the meat – this will be extremely short.

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Jane Austen Book Club [Movie]

I’m not a romantic, nor do I enjoy Chick-flicks over a good action movie (I love seeing stuff blow up), but I did enjoy this movie. It’s super cheesy and mushy but won me over – largely due to Hugh Dancy *chuckle*. The movie is based on the novel The Jane Austen Book Club by Karen Joy Flower, which doesn’t have very high ratings. Check out the trailer below:

 

The Spirit Animal Blog Award

Thank you so much for the nomination happyalex, and check out her awesome blog.

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Rules

1. Post the award picture on your blog
2. Write a short paragraph about yourself and what your blog means to you
3. If you could be any animal, what would you be?
4. Pick ten nominees.

Hmm, I guess I should begin with my name – it’s Codie. I’m from Philly and reading is a ginormous part of my life, hence the my blog name. I started this blog a little over three years ago and it’s one of my many passions. I work a pretty interesting job (which shall remain anonymous) and currently live in Atlanta, GA. I’m a serious DIY type gal, which includes, Cooking, Crafts, Knitting, Candle making etc. my mom swears I was a apothecary/hippie/gypsy in my former life. I don’t really know what else to mention about myself without giving too much away because you gotta follow the rules of being anonymous.

If I could be any animal it’d be a panda bear. They’re so adorable and cuddly, and can just brighten up anyone’s day. They hang out all day playing and just having fun…although I’d like the fierceness of a polar bear…but then there’s the solitude of a brown or black bear…can I change my answer to just a bear, and be a shapeshifting bear that can turn into other bears? If I can, I’ll take that.

My Nominations:

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Pretty, Plus, and Proud

the orang-utan librarian

I tagged a lot of people last time, so I’m just going to do three.

P.S.

This post is super old because it was hiding in my drafts, so sorry for the lateness.

Tinker, Tailor, Soldier, Spy [Movie]

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In 1970s England the head of MI6, Control (John Hurt), dispatches an agent (Mark Strong) to meet with a Hungarian general who knows the identity of a Soviet spy in the organization’s ranks. However, the mission goes wrong, and the general dies before he can reveal the information. Undersecretary Oliver Lacon (Simon McBurney) calls veteran agent George Smiley (Gary Oldman) back from forced retirement to ferret out the mole and stop the flow of vital British secrets to the Russians.

This movie is based off of book one, Tinker, Tailor, Soldier, Spy in the The Karla Trilogy  by John le Carré. Check out the trailer: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LPKhWXhiMSw

WWW Wednesday

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This is a weekly meme hosted by Taking On A World Of Words (SamAnnElizabeth) where we answer the three questions:

  • What are you currently reading?
  • What did you just finish reading?
  • What are you planning on reading next?

WHAT ARE YOU CURRENTLY READING?

Normally I read a minimum of three books at once, so right now I’m reading:

A Princess of Mars (John Carter, #1) – Science Fiction

Storm Front (Dresden Files, #1) – Paranormal

The Air He Breathes (The Elements, #1) – New Adult

Girl of Myth and Legend – YA/Fantasy

 

WHAT DID YOU JUST FINISH READING?

I haven’t actually finished any books recently, my schedule has been seriously chaotic, but these are the two most recent.

Sweet Tooth: Out of the Deep Woods (Sweet Tooth, #1) – Graphic Novel ★ ★ ★

Seer’s Burden (Strands, #1) – Paranormal ★ ★ ★ ★

WHAT DO YOU PLAN ON READING NEXT?

Well, I’m not really a planner but I do have three books in my line of sight.

Eleanor – Fantasy

Saga Vol. 4 – Graphic Novel

Dark Confessions: I’m cleaning out my  NetGalley TBR, which is extremely cluttered.

Book Sacrfice Tag

I was tagged to do this ages ago – I suck. The orang-utan librarian had the best responses to these questions, go check hers out right now! Thanks so much for the tag – let’s begin!

An Over-Hyped Book:

Situation: You’re in a store when the zombie apocalypse hits. The military informs everyone that over-hyped books are the zombies only weakness. What book that everyone else says is amazing but you disliked do you start chucking at the zombies?

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I’m going to cheat and steal orang-utan librarian’s author by choosing Paper Towns.   Paper Towns was not a profound coming-of-age story or mystery; it was a novel featuring a teenage girl who wants attention, and a superficial, selfish boy giving her just that – my review. Chuck away.

A Sequel:

Situation: torrential downpour. What sequel are you willing to use as an umbrella to protect yourself?

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Praying for rain, hail, snow isn’t something I commonly do, however if it means utilizing this book as protection from the elements then I’m all for it! Emerald Green was like a FOIL of book one; it was a tragedy. Anti-climatic conclusion, horrible heroine that cried every page, and a seriously fucked up villain – fucked up because he’s awful (not in a good way).

A Classic:

Situation: You’re in English class and your professor raves about a Classic that “transcends time”. If given the opportunity to travel back in time, which Classic would you try to stop from ever publishing?

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Surprisingly I couldn’t think of many classic novels that were dissatisfying, but Sons And Lovers would definitely be my choice. D.H. Lawrence is a great writer but his narcissistic view of his own life wasn’t very beguiling. Dude, your life was boring! Review

A Least Favorite Book:

Situation: apparently global warming = suddenly frozen wasteland. Your only hope of survival for warmth is to burn a book. Which book will you not regret lighting?

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Fuck you 🙂

“Let an earthquake crumble it, let the fires rage, let it burn to fucking ash and then let the waters rise and submerge this whole rat-infested place.” – Monty Brogan, 25th Hour (MOVIE)

That pretty much sums it up. Review.

I tag:

Freadom Library

Paper Dragon

Trust in the Words