Monday, January 8, 2018

New Anime and Movies This Winter That I'm Excited For!

There's a lot of new anime and movies coming out this winter that I'm so excited for! Like, I've been dying to watch the new seasons of some of these anime, lol. And don't get me started on how hyped I am for Blank Panther; the new trailers keep on getting me too excited!

Seven Deadly Sins: Revival of the Commandments (Jan 6th)
Overlord II (Jan 9th)
Koi wa Ameagari no You ni (Jan 11th)
Death March to The Parallel World Rhapsody (Jan 11th)
How to Keep a Mummy (Jan 11th)

Black Panther (Feb 16th)
Red Sparrow (Mar 2nd)
A Wrinkle in Time (Mar 9th)
Pacific Rim Uprising (Mar 23rd)
Ready Player One (Mar 30th)

So much good stuff to look forward to this season!

Thursday, January 4, 2018

Books I Want to Read This Month

I didn't manage to read anything last month, but I also didn't plan on getting sick either and am still trying to recover, so there went my motivation, lol. 
  1. The Vegetarian by Han Kang
  2. Captive Prince by C.S. Pacat
  3. The Battle of the Labyrinth by Rick Riordan
  4. Is It Wrong to Try to Pick Up Girls In a Dungeon? vol. 9 by Fujino Omori & Suzuhito Yasuda
  5. Seraph of the End vol. 1 by Takaya Kagami & Yamato Yamamoto
  6. Scarlet by Marissa Meyer
  7. Talon by Julie Kagawa
  8. Brave by Svetlana Chmakova
  9. The Five Love Languages by Gary Chapman
  10. Seraphina by Rachel Hartman
  11. Orchards by Holly Thompson
  12. Homeland by Cory Doctorow
  13. Just Call My Name by Holly Goldberg Sloan
  14. The Girl of Fire and Thorns by Rae Carson
  15. A Midsummer's Nightmare by Kody Keplinger

Wednesday, January 3, 2018

December in Retrospect

I can't believe it's already a new year! 2017 definitely flew by, and I can already tell you that I'll be struggling to write 2018 for the date for the next few months, lol.

This past month, I mainly watched a lot of movies and YouTube videos and hungout with friends and family. I also uncluttered my room some more and bought some more books, which is why there's been an influx of unhauls and weekly hauls lately.

I watched:
  • Holes (2003)
  • Blue Exorcist (2011)
  • Blue Exorcist: Kyoto Saga (2017)
  • Valerian and the City of a Thousand Planets (2017)
  • Shrek 2 (2004)
  • Bright (2017)

Thursday, December 28, 2017

Book Unhaul (11)

Looks like I'm trying to get rid of as many books as I can before the year ends, lol. These past few weeks have been hectic and fun and crazy, but then I got sick on Christmas Eve, and I'm now just trying to survive the rest of the year.

But yeah, I'm really trying to whittle down my book collection since I know that I won't be able to take them all with me whenever I finally move out of my house and start living on my own. That means that I've been pretty ruthless getting rid of books that I've previously read and know that I don't intend on rereading again. It's harder trying to get rid of books that I have yet read though. Regardless, I'm just going off on the basis of if I've lost interest in the plot or not, lol.

Murder of Crows by Anne Bishop
Straw House, Wood House, Brick House, Blow by Daniel Nayeri
The Five Flavors of Dumb by Antony John
Eragon by Christopher Paolini
The Unbecoming of Mara Dyer by Michelle Hodkin
Hex Hall by Rachel Hawkins
Demon Glass by Rachel Hawkins
Spell Bound by Rachel Hawkins
The Fox Inheritance audiobook by Mary E. Pearson
Past Midnight by Mara Purnhagen
The Demon's Lexicon by Sarah Rees Brennan

The Last Days by Scott Westerfeld
Angelfire by Courtney Allison Moulton
Before I Fall by Lauren Oliver
Misfit by Jon Skovron
The Summoning by Kelley Armstrong
The Awakening by Kelley Armstrong
The Miles Between by Mary E. Pearson
Point Blank by Anthony Horowitz
Skeleton Key by Anthony Horowitz
Pig Bride vol. 1 by KookHwa Huh & SuJin Kim
Pig Bride vol. 2 by KookHwa Huh & SuJin Kim
Magical JxR vol. 1 by Lee Sun-Young
Magical JxR vol. 2 by Lee Sun-Young

Shiki Tsukai vol. 1 by To-Ru Zekuu & Yuna Takanagi
Shiki Tsukai vol. 2 by To-Ru Zekuu & Yuna Takanagi
Shiki Tsukai vol. 3 by To-Ru Zekuu & Yuna Takanagi
Shiki Tsukai vol. 4 by To-Ru Zekuu & Yuna Takanagi
La Corda d'Oro vol. 12 by Yuki Kure
Juvenile Orion vol. 4 by Sakurako Gokurakuin
Yoki Koto Kiku by Koge-Donbo
Disgaea by Arashi Shindo 
Happy Cafe vol. 2 by Kou Matsuzuki
.hack // AI Buster vol. 1 by Tatsuya Hamazaki & Rei Idumi
Scott Pilgrim vol. 1 by Bryan Lee O'Malley
Scott Pilgrim vol. 2 by Bryan Lee O'Malley

Tuesday, December 19, 2017

Weekly Haul (100)

My 100th post for these hauls! Man, it's been a long time since I started bookblogging all those years ago, lol.

Anyway, even though I've been trying to get rid of lots of books, I still ended up buying a lot of books because of Black Friday/Cyber Monday sales last month. I got suckered into great deals. What can I say? I'm weak, lol.

Map of Fates by Maggie Hall
The Conspiracy of Us by Maggie Hall
The Beauty of Darkness by Mary E. Pearson
Frozen Tides by Morgan Rhodes
Smoke by Ellen Hopkins
All the Rage by Courtney Summers
This is Not a Test by Courtney Summers
Gone, Gone, Gone by Hannah Moskowitz

The Geek Feminist Revolution by Kameron Hurley
Candy: A Century of Panic and Pleasure by Samira Kawash
Rage Against the Dying by Becky Masterman
Fear the Darkness by Becky Masterman
In the After Light by Alexandra Bracken
The Sun and Her Flowers by Rupi Kaur
Battle Rabbits vol. 1 by Ameichi
Battle Rabbits vol. 2 by Ameichi
Battle Rabbits vol. 3 by Ameichi
The Prince in His Dark Days vol. 1 by Hico Yamanaka

Monday, December 11, 2017

The Most Emotional Meal: Zaxby's Insane Wings

This happened a few weeks ago, but I swear I've never had such an emotional meal before, lol.

My mom came home late and didn't want to make dinner, so we decided to order out at Zaxby's. Now, my mom likes spicy food; she always prefers spicy food even when it's not an option. Since most fast food restaurants' spicy food doesn't phase her, I decided to order Zaxby's insane wings, which is their hottest flavor (I think). To be honest, I thought that she could handle it.

She couldn't. Lol, after her third wing, she couldn't eat it anymore. At this point, she was tearing up and deeply breathing, trying to handle her stinging mouth and tongue. She told me to eat the rest of her wings, since I like spicy food, too.

I was dying after one wing. These wings were dangerous because they lulled you in with a false sense of security when you first start eating them. They're not that hot when you first taste it. It's not until a few minutes later when the lingering spiciness catches up to you, and suddenly your mouth is on fire, lol.

David was over as well, so my mom told him to eat it, too. I told her that he couldn't eat it because he can't handle spicy well, so what does he do? Just to be contrary, he grabs the biggest piece and slathers extra sauce on it and starts eating it. Lol, he started dying not long after that.

Lol, towards the end, I'm on my third wing, David's on his second, and we saved the last one for my bro to try, so he's eating one, too, and we're all dying. My ears are burning (which only happens when I eat really spicy stuff), my eyes are tearing up, David said that he couldn't hear out of one ear, Brian's slathering his wing in ranch to hide the spicy taste, and we're all deeply breathing because our mouths and tongues are on fire. And in between all of us dying, we're all laughing at each other because we weren't expecting to die during dinner that night.

Yeah, it was the most emotional meal I've ever had, lol. I think we all bonded that night.

After dinner, my mom told us that we needed to go to Walmart the next day to buy more water bottles, but I knew that I couldn't just go back up to my room and pretend that my lips and tongue wasn't still tingling and have to endure that. I figured walking around would help get over our spicy dinner, so David, Brian, and I decided to go to Walmart right then and there and get stuff for mom.

It took a good 30 minutes for our mouths to finally calm down, lol.

So yeah, if you're looking to have an interesting meal, I definitely recommend buying Zaxby's insane wings and trying it out with others. :D

Tuesday, December 5, 2017

Book Unhaul (10)

This is all from cleaning my room a month ago. I've read half of these books and no longer want them, and the other half I have yet to read but have lost interest in and no longer want either. These were all sold to Second & Charles for store credit, so I could buy other books, lol.

Hetalia: Axis Powers vol. 1-2 by Hidekaz Himaruya
Bleach vol. 1-22 by Tite Kubo
Legend vol. 1-6 by Kara & Woo SooJung

Let It Snow by John Green, Maureen Johnson, & Lauren Myracle
Orchards by Holly Thompson
A Touch Mortal by Leah Clifford
Vampire Rising by Jason Henderson
The Red Necklace by Sally Gardner
The Silver Knife by Sally Gardner
Soul Thief by Jana Oliver
The Demon Trapper's Daughter by Jana Oliver
Heart of Darkness and Other Tales by Joseph Conrad
Changing Media, Changing China by Susan L. Shirk
The Power of the Internet in China by Guobin Yang

Cascade by Lisa T. Bergren
Boy Toy by Barry Lyga
Griffin Rising by Darby Karchut
A Mango-Shaped Space by Wendy Mass
Metagame by Sam Landstrom
Adaptation by Malinda Lo (ARC)
Inheretance by Malinda Lo (ARC)
Icons by Margaret Stohl (ARC)
King of the Screwups by K.L. Going
Juno & Juliet by Julian Gough

Saturday, December 2, 2017

Books I Want to Read This Month

Unfortunately, I didn't manage to read any books off of this list last month, but I'm definitely going to try to read at least one of these books by the end of the year! I still can't believe that it's already December...
  1. The Vegetarian by Han Kang
  2. Captive Prince by C.S. Pacat
  3. The Battle of the Labyrinth by Rick Riordan
  4. Is It Wrong to Try to Pick Up Girls In a Dungeon? vol. 9 by Fujino Omori & Suzuhito Yasuda
  5. Seraph of the End vol. 1 by Takaya Kagami & Yamato Yamamoto
  6. Seige and Storm by Leigh Bardugo
  7. Night Sky with Exit Wounds by Ocean Vuong
  8. The Princess Saves Herself in This One by Amanda Lovelace
  9. Words That Kill by Vivid Vega
  10. Never Fade by Alexandria Bracken
  11. Modern Romance by Aziz Ansari
  12. Scarlet by Marissa Meyer
  13. Talon by Julie Kagawa
  14. Brave by Svetlana Chmakova
  15. The Five Love Languages by Gary Chapman