Top Ten Tuesday (#21): Top Ten (Alive) Authors I’m Dying To Meet

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Hurray for Tuesday! …because it’s not Monday, and because it’s also time for Top Ten Tuesday! This week it’s all about authors we’d like to meet, and I thought I’d switch it up a bit and make it more specific, by listing the living authors I’d love to meet. There are many deceased authors I would love to meet if I could, so I may just have to make that list someday as well. I hope that you enjoy my list!

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The Star-Touched Queen by Roshani Chokshi (Review)

51m2xbpq0yl-_sx328_bo1204203200_Title: The Star-Touched Queen
Author: Roshani Chokshi
Type: Fiction
Genre: Fantasy, YA, Romance, Mythology
Publisher: St. Martin’s Press
Date published: April 26, 2016
Format: Hardcover
Page Count: 342
Source: Library

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SummaryFate and fortune. Power and passion. What does it take to be the queen of a kingdom when you’re only seventeen?

Maya is cursed. With a horoscope that promises a marriage of death and destruction, she has earned only the scorn and fear of her father’s kingdom. Content to follow more scholarly pursuits, her whole world is torn apart when her father, the Raja, arranges a wedding of political convenience to quell outside rebellions. Soon Maya becomes the queen of Akaran and wife of Amar. Neither roles are what she expected: As Akaran’s queen, she finds her voice and power. As Amar’s wife, she finds something else entirely: Compassion. Protection. Desire…

But Akaran has its own secrets—thousands of locked doors, gardens of glass, and a tree that bears memories instead of fruit. Soon, Maya suspects her life is in danger. Yet who, besides her husband, can she trust? With the fate of the human and Otherworldly realms hanging in the balance, Maya must unraveRoshani l an ancient mystery that spans reincarnated lives to save those she loves the most…including herself.

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The Art of Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children by Leah Gallo (Review)

9781594749438Title: The Art of Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children
Author: Leah Gallo
Type: Non-Fiction
Genre: Reference, Art
Publisher: Quirk Books
Date published: November 15, 2016
Format: Hardcover
Page Count: 176
Source: Publisher

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

SummaryA stunning visual tour of Tim Burton’s Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children.

Tim Burton’s adaptation of the Ransom Riggs novel Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children is one of the most anticipated films of the year—and this lavishly illustrated companion offers a thrilling behind-the-scenes look. Written and designed by two of Burton’s longtime collaborators, this book chronicles every step in the making of the film—from script development and casting to concept art, set design, costumes, visual effects, and much more. Filled with exclusive interviews, on-set photography, and special introductions by Tim Burton and Ransom Riggs, this deluxe hardcover volume is a terrific gift for peculiars of all ages!

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Snotgirl, Vol. 1: Green Hair Don’t Care by Bryan Lee O’Malley, Leslie Hung, Mickey Quinn, and Maré Odomo (Mini Review)

31387205Title: Snotgirl
Contributors: Bryan Lee O’Malley, Leslie Hung (Illustrator), Mickey Quinn (Colorist), Maré Odomo (Letterer)
Type: Comic / Graphic Novel
Genre: Sequential Art
Publisher: Image Comics
Date published: February 21, 2017
Format: Paperback
Page Count: 144
Source: Library

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SummaryWho is Lottie Person?
Is she a gorgeous, fun-loving social media star with a perfect life or a gross, allergy-ridden mess? Enter a world of snot, blood, and tears in this first collection from New York Times Best Seller Bryan Lee O’Malley (Scott Pilgrim, Seconds) and dazzling newcomer Leslie Hung!

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Beauty and the Beast (Film Review)

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Directed by: Bill Condon
Written by: Maria Maggenti
Screenplay: Stephen Chbosky, and Evan Spiliotopoulos
Music: Alan Menken
Cinematography: Tobias Schliessler
Edited: Virginia Katz
Production company: Walt Disney Pictures, and Mandeville Films
Based on: Disney’s Beauty and the Beast, and La Belle et la Bête by Jeanne-Marie Leprince de Beaumont
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Genre: Fairytale, Romance
Producers: David Hoberman, Todd Lieberman
Distributor: Walt Disney Studios Motion Pictures
Rating: Rated PG for some action violence, peril and frightening images.
Release Date: March 17, 2017
Source: Tickets purchased by me from Cineplex Canada

Synopsis:  Disney’s animated classic takes on a new form, with a widened mythology and an all-star cast. A young prince, imprisoned in the form of a beast, can be freed only by true love. What may be his only opportunity arrives when he meets Belle, the only human girl to ever visit the castle since it was enchanted.

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Top Ten Tuesday (#20): Top Ten Books I Read In One Sitting

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Still so happy that this meme is back! I really do enjoy this one the most, and this week has proven to be another fun list to compile! Top ten books I read in one sitting…and it should come as no surprise that most of these are comics, graphic novels, and manga, haha. I’m really not a fast reader, so it’s very rare for me to get through a full book in only one sitting! There’s a lot more adulting to do nowadays too, so that definitely interrupts the “one sitting” status most often. But anyway, I hope that you enjoy this week’s list, and happy reading to you all!

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Currently Reading, Watching, Trying (#2)

ezgif-1-0cca031349I hadn’t really decided whether I would post these on specific days, or whether it’d be weekly, bi-weekly, or whenever. But so as to keep the content as fresh as possible, I might just post them when the things I’m reading, watching, and trying change up a bit, (and also when I have time), since there’s no point in making two or more posts about the same content. Right? I know that readers usually prefer that there be a schedule, or at least a regularity to how posts go live, but even though I’m quite organized as a person, that side of me seems not to apply to blogging at all. But a lot of you are still around, so I don’t feel like a total failure, haha. Thank you so much for all of your support!

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Queens of Geek by Jen Wilde (Blog Tour, ARC Review & Giveaway) [CLOSED]

28245707Title: Queens of Geek
Author: Jen Wilde
Type: Fiction
Genre: YA, Contemporary, Romance
Publisher: Swoon Reads
Date published: March 14, 2017
Format: Paperback
Page Count: 288
Source: Publisher

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

Summary: Three friends. Two love stories. One convention.

Charlie likes to stand out. She’s a vlogger and actress promoting her first movie at SupaCon, and this is her chance to show fans she’s over her public breakup with co-star Reese Ryan. When internet-famous cool-girl actress Alyssa Huntington arrives as a surprise guest, it seems Charlie’s long-time crush on her isn’t as one-sided as she thought.

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Queens of Geek, an empowering young adult novel by Jen Wilde, is all about fandom, friendship, and finding the courage to be yourself.

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