Wednesday, April 19, 2017

Book Unhaul (2)

I actually unhauled these books last month, but things got busy, so I'm posting about it now, lol.

Most of these books I've had since junior year of high school, so for at least five or six years now. I figured that if I haven't read it already in that time period, then I'm never going to get around to reading it, no matter how awesome they sounded. However, I'm donating Raging Star because I didn't realize that I already had a copy, so I ended up buying another one a few months ago.

  • Incarceron by Catherine Fisher
  • Behemoth by Scott Westerfeld
  • The False Prince by Jennifer A. Nielsen
  • Raging Star by Moira Young
  • Rampant by Diana Peterfreund
  • Ascendant by Diana Peterfreund
  • The Shifter by Janice Hardy
  • Bamboo People by Mitali Perkins
I donated these to my local library, so I hope that people are enjoying them. :)

Sunday, April 9, 2017

Shows I'm Currently Watching: Into the Badlands, Fairy Tail (2014), My Hero Academia

I suddenly got really interested in watching anime again, lol. However, there's also one show that isn't anime that I really should have finished watching weeks ago...


I started watching this when it first was added onto Netflix last month because the main protagonist was Asian. Like, it's so hard to find tv shows in the U.S. with Asian representation in them--let alone as the main character! I was going to give that show a shot no matter what just for that reason alone. Plus, season one is only six episodes long, and season two just started airing. I thought that this would be a quick series to watch while I crammed for my accounting test and such, but things got busy with the wedding and classes, and I forgot about this show in between my sudden desire to watch anime, lol. Don't get me wrong, I do like the show though! I watched half of it already, and the plot is interesting enough to keep me hooked to figure out what's going to happen next.

I started watching the first season of Fairy Tail years ago, and out of nowhere, I suddenly wanted to finish watching this anime because I thought that it was completed already. (I was wrong; there's going to be another season sometime this Spring.) But yeah, I fell in love with the huge cast of crazy characters again, got completely immersed in the series, and am on the second season now. All of the arcs have been awesome, except for the filler arcs. They were really boring and undermined how powerful all of the characters became in the previous arcs. I'm currently at one of the filler arcs right now, and it's killing me because it's really not that interesting. I want to skip the episodes and go straight to the next main arc, but I don't like skipping episodes and missing information. :/

I watched season one when it was completed airing last year and loved it so much that I started reading the manga to see what happened next. I kind of stopped reading the manga for the past few months so that I could read the next arc all in one go, so I was happy to find out that season two of this anime came out two weeks ago, because this is a really good arc. There's a lot of character development and fighting scenes, and you get introduced to a lot of interesting new characters, too. There's only two episodes out, which sucks, because of all of the cliffhangers they end on. Even though I already know what's going to happen, I'm still impatient to watch the next episode because I want to see epic fight scenes, lol.


David wanted some white noise to take a nap to, so we chose an anime that we've both watched before. Unfortunately for me, I wasn't that tired to begin with and got immediately sucked into the anime again, just like the first time I watched it, lol. I forgot just how good it was but also how disjointed the first half of the anime was. I mean, it made sense since that arc spanned the length of two years inside the game. Regardless, it was a good anime to rewatch. I cam't wait to watch the movie that just came out once subs are available!

This anime was recently added onto Netflix a week or two ago, so David and I were happy to rewatch it once we found out about it, because it's a great anime. Lol, it's hilarious and ridiculous with great animation and action scenes. Season two is supposed to come out sometime this year, and I am so ready to watch it!

Sunday, April 2, 2017

Books I Want to Read This Month

I didn't read any books off of this list last month, but I'm going to try to get around to reading at least one book this month if I can stop being so addicted to watching Fairy Tail, lol.
  1. A Monster Calls by Patrick Ness
  2. Mistborn by Brandon Sanderson
  3. The Life-Changing Magic of Tidying Up by Marie Kondo
  4. Blood of My Blood by Barry Lyga
  5. A Midsummer Nightmare by Kody Keplinger
  6. Seraph of the End by Takaya Kagami & Yamato Yamamoto
  7. Seige and Storm by Leigh Bardugo
  8. Night Sky with Exit Wounds by Ocean Vuong
  9. The Princess Saves Herself in This One by Amanda Lovelace
  10. Never Fade by Alexandria Bracken
  11. Boy Toy by Barry Lyga
  12. Scarlet by Marissa Meyer
  13. Cress by Marissa Meyer
  14. I'll Give You the Sun by Jandy Nelson
  15. The Dream Thieves by Maggie Stiefvater

Saturday, April 1, 2017

March in Retrospect

I definitely watched a lot of movies during Spring Break, lol. I also read a lot while procrastinating like usual. -__-"

I read:
  • Last Game vol. 3 by Shinobu Amano
  • Last Game vol. 4 by Shinobu Amano
  • Last Game vol. 5 by Shinobu Amano
  • Last Game vol. 6 by Shinobu Amano
  • Last Game vol. 7 by Shinobu Amano
  • Last Game vol. 8 by Shinobu Amano
  • The Little Android by Marissa Meyer
  • Last Game vol. 9 by Shinobu Amano
  • Last Game vol. 10 by Shinobu Amano
  • Last Game vol. 11 by Shinobu Amano

I watched:
  • The Avengers (2012)
  • Justice League Dark (2017)
  • The Battle for Sevastopel (2015)
  • Mob Psycho 100 (2016)
  • Logan (2017)
  • Anthem of the Heart (2015)
  • The A-Team (2010)

Wednesday, March 29, 2017

Wedding shenanigans are finally over!

The wedding is finally over! My sister got married on Sunday, and I'm still trying to recuperate from all that happened that weekend. I saw and interacted with so many people over the weekend that I don't want to see anyone for a while. I just want to be a bum and watch anime in bed forever, lol.

Don't get me wrong, this weekend was fun, but it was extremely tiring. There was the bachelorette party on Friday; mani-pedi, dress rehearsal, and dinner on Saturday; and the wedding and reception on Sunday. We stayed up late every day talking and doing stuff, and it was just so tiring after the first day.

I was supposed to take my managerial accounting test on Monday, but I asked my teacher to reschedule it to this Friday since I was going to be busy with all of the wedding stuff over the weekend. Now I'm stressing myself out because I haven't barely studied at all, and it's a lot of material to cover... -__-" I mean, I should have been studying even before this past weekend, but you know how it is.

I'll talk about the wedding later when I'm done with the test and the case study due next Monday! I really don't want to deal with school anymore though...

Thursday, March 16, 2017

Book Unhaul (1)

I didn't know that book unhauls were a thing until I got into BookTube on YouTube and watched a whole of bunch of vloggers talk about all of the books that they were giving away or donating that they've lost interest in or did not like anymore. Unfortunately for me, I've been getting rid of books that I lost interest in reading or books that I did not want to keep any longer for the past year or two. It would definitely have helped me to keep track of what books I sold or donated so that I could remember if I still had the book or not, lol.

So here is my first book unhaul! I've been trying to whittle down my giant piles of TBR books for a while now, and I've realized that I am no longer interested in reading any of these books.

  • Spud by John van de Ruit
  • The Vast Fields of Ordinary by Nick Burd
  • A Kiss in Time by Alex Flinn
  • Virtuosity by Jessica Martinez
  • The Murder of Bindy Mackenzie by Jaclyn Moriarty
  • The Ghosts of Ashbury High by Jacklyn Moriarty
  • The Dark Days of Hamburger Halpin by Josh Berk
  • Wherever Nina Lies by Lynn Weingarten
  • The Silver Kiss by Annette Curtis Klause
  • Skinned by Robin Wasserman
  • Crashed by Robin Wasserman
I donated these books to my local library. It was really funny because one of the two donation mailboxes in front of the library were already full, and my boyfriend and I ended up jamming the other donation mailbox trying to put my books in it. We had to go inside and tell the librarians about it and give them the rest of my books. They seemed pretty excited that their donation box was full though. :)

Tuesday, March 7, 2017

Things to Do Over Spring Break

This week is Spring Break, and I have a lot of things to do! Just like last year, I'm going to write up a list in the hopes that you will help hold me accountable for completing them all. I've got a midterm for my business law class when I come back next week, so I need to spend a lot of time reviewing everything we've discussed in class this break in addition to doing a lot of chores and errands.
  • Check graduation audit
  • Order cap and gown
  • Plan bachelorette party 
  • Update driver's license
  • Wash sheets and comforter
  • Donate books to library
  • Finish reading Shell book for class
  • Review case studies
  • Go over study guide
  • Read assigned readings
  • Set up voicemail
  • Clean room
  • Get dress altered
  • Vacuum room
Hopefully I will finish everything on this list because they're all kind of important, lol.

Thursday, March 2, 2017

Books I Want to Read This Month

Although I managed to read a lot of books last month, none of them were actual physical books nor were they on this list... -__-" Regardless, I'm gonna try to read at least one of these books during Spring Break!
  1. A Monster Calls by Patrick Ness
  2. Mistborn by Brandon Sanderson
  3. Falling Kingdoms by Morgan Rhodes
  4. Blood of My Blood by Barry Lyga
  5. A Midsummer Nightmare by Kody Keplinger
  6. Linger by Maggie Stiefvater
  7. Seige and Storm by Leigh Bardugo
  8. Night Sky with Exit Wounds by Ocean Vuong
  9. The Princess Saves Herself in This One by Amanda Lovelace
  10. Never Fade by Alexandria Bracken
  11. Boy Toy by Barry Lyga
  12. Scarlet by Marissa Meyer
  13. Cress by Marissa Meyer
  14. I'll Give You the Sun by Jandy Nelson
  15. The Dream Thieves by Maggie Stiefvater