May Update 2017

I realize that it has been quite a while since I made a post. Part of the reason was that I did not feel like writing. I figured that if I didn’t feel it, that would show through my writing, and I wanted to write a quality post. The other issue that I had was a sprained wrist during the months of February and March. I ended up injuring my right wrist and didn’t realize how much I needed it to complete even the simplists of tasks since I am predominantly right handed. My main focus was trying to get work done, and complete the basic tasks that I needed to complete, like writing out reports and driving.  It really has changed my focus on how much I use this hand.

So even though I was not writing any posts, I was still reading, and I got a lot of reading done, during these pasts few months. I have counted and I believe that I have read a total of 30 books since the last time I made a post. That is not bad since I wanted to read 50 books this year. A lot of the book I have enjoyed, and there are very few that I did not enjoy.

I am planning on making some more posts. I do want to get the Owlcrate, Bookly Box, and Book of the Month posts up. I do realize that I am behind on those posts. I would also like to do a couple of reviews. I also wanted to do a post on my attempt on completing some May Instagram challenges. I will admit that it did not work out this month. but I am hoping to find some more challenges. I decided to just focus on one challenge next month, and add those to this blog. In addition, I would also like to complete some book tags that I would like to participate in.

Hopefully I will get all of this done today, and that I will be able to claim a very successful three day weekend. Until next time, happy reading!


Halloween Book Tag

Thanks to the wonderful internet, I was able to find this gem of a tag right before Halloween. I had all plans on finishing this post sooner, but trick-or-treater were comming to the door and I needed to see everyone’s costume. So without futher ado, let us begin.

1. Carving pumpkins- what book would you carve up and light on fire?

I have a feeling that this is becoming my go-to book on anything about what I hate. Sadly it is because I had such high hopes and expectations and to be disappointed so badly at the end was beyond frustrating.  The only thing that I would need would be a physical copy of the book so that I could carve it up and light it on fire. That book is Perfectly Dateless.

2. Trick or treat- what character is a treat, what character is a trick?

Even though I am choosing this character as a treat, in his own right he is also a trick. However, I just love this character to bits, and comic relief is always perfectly times. The character that I am choosing as a treat is Brain from the 80AD series. This 10-year-old thief, can win everyone’s heart, and his smarts and wit can outshine every bad situation.

For my trick, I am going to go with Julian from Wonder and Wonder and Me. He was the most heartless annoying kid to ever exist in real life.

3. Candy corn- what book is always sweet?

Originally, I almost copped out and choose Harry Potter, but then I got to thinking and realize that I have several books that I love and enjoy. One of them being the 80AD series. However,m the biggest book that I find sweet is Thank You, Mr. Falker by Patrica Polacco. That book always makes me tear up at the end, and I just love sharing it with students of all ages.

4. Ghosts- what character would you love to visit you as a ghost?

I am not sure who I would want to visit me as a ghost. I have a list of people that are good potential, but the more that I think about it the more I realize that I do not want to be visited. I am not in the mood for some otherworldly visitors.  However, with deep consideration, I would love to be visited by some of the characters from the Imaginarium Geographica series by James A. Owen. Though if I would choose one, I would choose Tummler. I just love that little badger and would love to see him light up as I take him on an adventure in our present day world.

5. Dressing up in costume- what character would you want to be for a day?

There are a lot of characters that I would love to be for a day. Many of them, you would discover are very strong female characters like Professor McGonagle and Agnieszka. Mainly, I just want to be a powerful female with magical abilities.

6. Wizards and witches- what is your favorite Harry Potter moment?

I have two favorite moments in the series. The first is when Harry is connecting with Sirrus Black at the end of The Prisoner of Azkaban. I really love that scene and it is heartbreaking because Harry is given the opportunity to leave the Dursley’s and to live with a person that loves him. My second favorite scene is when Professor McGonagle tells Peeves to turn the bolts the other way. The line, “It’s the other way Peeves.” was just as shocking to me as it was to Harry in the middle of the fifth book. This was the scene that redeemed the fifth book. I was so upset when it was not in the movie.

7. Blood and gore- what book was so creepy that you had to take a break from it for awhile?

To tell you the truth I did not take a large break from this book, but I did have to modify when I could read the book since it did affect me that much. The book that I am talking about is The Call. Even though that book is good, it is still bloody and gory. There are parts of that book that will give your nightmares’ nightmares.

There is one book that I am currently taking a break from. That is the Titanic Young Survivors Stories. That book is just too depressing.

That is the end of the book tag. I do hope that everyone is having a fun, safe, and dry Halloween.

Until next time. Happy reading!