Out of This World Blogger Award

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If you say something is out of this world, you are emphasizing that it is extremely good or impressive … These bloggers are shooting for the moon and living among the stars.

Out of this World (3)

Thank you so much Katie @ Never Not Reading for tagging me! I haven’t answered a tag in a really long time, so I thought it would be fun to change it up and do one now! This tag was created by Reader Voracious (thank you Kaleena for creating it!)

Rules:

  • Thank the blogger(s) that nominated you and link back to their post.
  • Answer the questions.
  • Don’t forget to grab your badge!
  • Nominate 3-5 bloggers for the award.
  • You may use the header image from this post if desired.
  • Please be sure to link back to the original post and credit the creator: Reader Voracious Blog

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Mini-Review: Academic Curveball (Braxton Campus Mysteries #1), by James J. Cudney

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Genres: Cozy Mystery

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I love a cozy mystery. It’s such a nice thing to read on a chilly weekend and you have nowhere to go. Academic Curveball is the first in the Braxton Campus Mysteries, and my second James J. Cudney book. I was excited to see he had written a cozy mystery!

Kellan Ayrwick is going to Braxton for his father’s retirement party. But things take a much darker turn when he finds the body of a professor on the night of the party. Who murdered her, and why? Kellan finds himself entangled in the mystery, finding out that several of his father and his friends have ties to the murdered woman and getting himself deeper and deeper into the college’s politics.

I really enjoyed this book! The characters are so interesting, each being very unique and full of personality. My favorite is Nana D, who reminds me of a more sharp-tongued Miss Marple. She’s such a cool character and I look forward to seeing more of her in the next books, hopefully! While the prose can get a bit verbose at times, it’s a very pleasant read. And the ending! I seriously doubt you’ll ever see it coming. The last 10% of the book completely BLEW my mind.

Books to Read Instead of the Misogynistic & Racist “One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest” by Ken Kasey

Hello book lovers!

It’s probably no surprise that I absolutely despised the misogyny, racism and general buffoon style of One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest. While the story itself was interesting and engaging, it left a sour taste in my mouth and I can’t recommend this book. I know this is a very popular classic and I hope I don’t get too much hate for this, but I am standing to what I think about it: it’s a narration of hating on women and a need to battle any sort of power women may hold. A woman with power is a bitch, according to this book. I do not mean to say with this that the Big Nurse is an angel of goodness, but the discourse from this book isn’t about her in particular, and instead refers to women in general. I will not got into detail too much, as this has been discussed already and I would not like to have to re-read certain parts to make my point with accuracy that I would like to. It suffices to say that it is problematic and I will be linking below a few articles to support that.

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The Sunday Snuggle Week 47 2018

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Hello readers!

This was a different week in the blog, as I’ve posted a six-part GIF series for bookish posts instead of my usual 1 review and 1 list/recommendations/discussion post. I wasn’t sure if this series would be interesting for you guys, but I personally always use GIFs on my posts so I thought it would be nice to have a place to go to for specifically bookish GIFs, instead of searching for them for every time I write something new. I got only a few responses on those and they are slightly less popular than my other posts, but I don’t mind it. I think it’s a nice series.

Anyway! This was a unique week! I acquired NO books at all. Wow, this is a first since… I have no idea?

Reading-wise it was such an interesting week – this week’s reading theme seems to be “female relationships”, with Based on a True Story, Spinning Silver and now Paper Wasp. Even WWRWW can be seen as a bit of that too. Normally reading about a topic or a certain genre makes me want to read something entirely different afterwards, but this week I was all about books with a similar theme, although they are each different from one another (one fantasy, one nonfiction, one contemporary and one mystery). Curious, huh! What are very specific plots that you like to read?

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GIFs for Bookish Posts, Part 6: Books Come Alive

Hello readers!

This is the last part of this series! This one will be “books come to life” (meaning book covers with animation). I hope you guys found this a bit useful. I will surely be coming back to these posts for copying some gifs for my future posts.

Here are the links to all the other posts in this series:

Part 1: Disney and Pixar

Part 2: TV Shows and Movies

Part 3: Harry Potter & Fantasy

Part 4: Cute Animals & Mood

Part 5: Vintage, Spooky and Miscellaneous

Part 6: Books Come Alive

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GIFs for Bookish Posts, Part 5: Vintage, Spooky and Miscellaneous

Hello readers!

This post has vintage, spooky GIFs and some that I couldn’t quite fit into a category but I still use a lot for bookish posts!

Here are the links to all the other posts in this series:

Part 1: Disney and Pixar

Part 2: TV Shows and Movies

Part 3: Harry Potter & Fantasy

Part 4: Cute Animals & Mood

Part 5: Vintage, Spooky and Miscellaneous

Part 6: Books Come Alive

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GIFs for Bookish Posts, Part 4: Cute Animals & Mood

Hello readers!

Continuing on my previous posts, here are some gifs with cute animals and also some which are sort of a ~mood, like reading on a beach, or during a rainy day.

Here are the links to all the other posts in this series:

Part 1: Disney and Pixar

Part 2: TV Shows and Movies

Part 3: Harry Potter & Fantasy

Part 4: Cute Animals & Mood

Part 5: Vintage, Spooky and Miscellaneous

Part 6: Books Come Alive

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GIFs for Bookish Posts, Part 3: Harry Potter & Fantasy

Hello readers!

This part will be Harry Potter (because a lot of us are huge fans) and fantasy!

Here are the links to all the other posts in this series:

Part 1: Disney and Pixar

Part 2: TV Shows and Movies

Part 3: Harry Potter & Fantasy

Part 4: Cute Animals & Mood

Part 5: Vintage, Spooky and Miscellaneous

Part 6: Books Come Alive

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GIFs for Bookish Posts, Part 2: TV Shows and Movies

Hello readers!

In this part I have put gifs of movies and TV series (but not Harry Potter, that will have a section of its own). A lot of these I’ve already used and are probably the ones I use the most.

Here are the links to all the other posts in this series:

Part 1: Disney and Pixar

Part 2: TV Shows and Movies

Part 3: Harry Potter & Fantasy

Part 4: Cute Animals & Mood

Part 5: Vintage, Spooky and Miscellaneous

Part 6: Books Come Alive

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GIFs for Bookish Posts, Part 1: Disney and Pixar

Hello readers!

So, today I thought it’d be fun to share with you guys some of my favorite Gifs for bookish posts. I like adding them to give a little life to my writing and help set the mood for what I’m talking about. It breaks the block of text. Since there are MANY, I decided to separate this post in a few parts that will be published throughout this week. In this part 1 I added Disney and Pixar bookish Gifs!

Here are the links to all the other posts in this series:

Part 1: Disney and Pixar

Part 2: TV Shows and Movies

Part 3: Harry Potter & Fantasy

Part 4: Cute Animals & Mood

Part 5: Vintage, Spooky and Miscellaneous

Part 6: Books Come Alive

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