Montly Wrap-Up (November 2016)

tumblr_n8opg8pmkr1t19jpho1_500And so, another month has passed and we are now entering the last 31 days of 2016. Can you believe it?! Time sure does fly. It feels as if it was just yesterday that January 2016 had begun, and I was pulling my hair out while looking over all of the course work looming in front of me, standing between me and my Master’s degree, haha. I cannot believe that it will now have been a year minus 31 days since that crazy time. Now I know that the above GIF will not be accurate for all of you (I’m not ignorant enough to believe that it snows everywhere in the world during this time of year), but here in Canada, December usually ends up looking like a winter wonderland over next months.

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Gilmore Girls: A Year In the Life Book Tag

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This lovely tag was created by Savannah over at The Book Prophet, and she has honoured me by tagging me to complete it! Like many people out there, I have seen a hand-full of Gilmore Girls episodes, but probably never in order, and always at random while visiting friends’ houses. You see, my parents don’t believe in cable, and we haven’t had cable since I was about 7 or 8, haha. Luckily though, now there’s Netflix, and every single Gilmore Girls episode is available on there! Because of this tag, I started watching Gilmore Girls last week, and love it so far, but because I’m only a few episodes in, will likely not understand many of the things mentioned in this tag. But anyway, here goes!

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Top Ten Tuesday (#8): Top Ten Classic Novels to Buy Someone Who Really Wants to Get Into Reading More Classics

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I’m doing so well with keeping up on these weekly memes! Mind you, it’s probably because I haven’t started work yet. Which reminds me that I should tell you guys that I found contract and freelance work and I’m so relieved and happy! This also means that there will be a giveaway very soon to thank you guys for all of your love and follows on here, my Instagram, and my Twitter!

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Ruin and Rising by Leigh Bardugo [Review]

14061957Title: Ruin and Rising
Author: Leigh Bardugo
Type: Fiction
Genre: Fantasy, YA
Publisher: Henry Holt and Co.
Date published: June 17, 2014
Format: Hardcover
Page Count: 432
Source: Library

Summary: The capital has fallen. The Darkling rules Ravka from his shadow throne.

Now the nation’s fate rests with a broken Sun Summoner, a disgraced tracker, and the shattered remnants of a once-great magical army.

Deep in an ancient network of tunnels and caverns, a weakened Alina must submit to the dubious protection of the Apparat and the zealots who worship her as a Saint. Yet her plans lie elsewhere, with the hunt for the elusive firebird and the hope that an outlaw prince still survives.

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Musing Mondays (#9)

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Aaaand another Monday with a Musing Monday post successfully going up on my blog! This is amazing. (Now, we’ll see if I can keep this up once I’m employed *awkward laugh*, but until then, you can all enjoy very scheduled rambles from me!

ezgif-1545491241For those of you who don’t know, Musing Mondays is hosted by the awesome MizB every Monday. This is a blog hop where participants have to answer one of the pre-set prompts of (I’m currently reading…; Up next I think I’ll read…; I bought the following book(s) in the past week…; I’m super excited to tell you about (book/author/bookish-news)…; I’m really upset by (book/author/bookish-news)…; I can’t wait to get a copy of…; I wish I could read ___, but…; OR I blogged about ____ this past week…). And you also have to answer an additional random question which is different every week!

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The Sword of Jubokko by James L. Craigh [Review]

theswordofjubokko400Title: The Sword of Jubokko
Author: James L. Craig
Type: Fiction
Genre: Fantasy, Adult
Publisher: Less Than Three Press
Date published: November 23, 2016
Format: E-book
Word Count: 13,000 (novelette)
Source: Publisher

A digital copy of the book was kindly provided by the publisher, in exchange for an honest review.

Summary: After a raid goes awry and his father’s life proves to be the price of failure, petty thief Katsumi wants only to start over and live an honest life. But he finds himself in the village of Aratana, a beautiful village haunted by a monstrous past.

Forced right back to the thieving he wants desperately to leave behind, Katsumi crosses paths with Kaito, a monk determined to exact revenge on the demon who killed his sister…

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Feature & Follow Friday (#7)

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Aaaaaand it’s Friday! This week is all about being thankful, and even though Thanksgiving in Canada happens in October, I decided to participate anyway.

Feature & Follow Friday is hosted by Alison Can Read and Parajunkee.com, and you can find all of the details in her most recent Feature & Follow post! But basically, people post in responses to a prompt every week, and then people vote on each others’ posts on that topic. The person with the most votes, is chosen as the next week’s feature!

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Wishlist Wednesday (#4)

giphyIt turns out that I don’t make these Wishlist Wednesday posts too often. I’m not sure why…but maybe because the meme seems kind of inactive? There is no interaction on the host’s site, regarding these weekly posts. Because of this, I sometimes feel as if I’m just talking into an abyss. Another thing might be that these posts can sound a bit repetitive, like “I want this book because…blah blah blah.”

I’ll keep making these posts though, every once in a while so things don’t feel repetitive. And I also like having it as a backup for when I can’t do a WWW Wednesday post, like today. WWW is all about the book/s you’re reading now, recently finished, and reading next, and since this week’s books are the same as last weeks, that post would have been repetitive, 100%.

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