The One Where Lindsey Predictably Falls For A Band of Dangerous Misfits (Again) — Vicious by V.E. Schwab {Book Review}

vicious-by-v-e-schwabTitle: Vicious (Villains #1)
Author: V.E. Schwab
Publisher:
Tor
Release Date: September 24th, 2013
Standalone/Series: Series
Genre: Adult – Fantasy

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My rating in stars: 4,5 stars
My rating in words: Loved it!

WHAT IT’S ABOUT:

Victor and Eli started out as college roommates—brilliant, arrogant, lonely boys who recognized the same sharpness and ambition in each other. In their senior year, a shared research interest in adrenaline, near-death experiences, and seemingly supernatural events reveals an intriguing possibility: that under the right conditions, someone could develop extraordinary abilities. But when their thesis moves from the academic to the experimental, things go horribly wrong. 

Ten years later, Victor breaks out of prison, determined to catch up to his old friend (now foe), aided by a young girl whose reserved nature obscures a stunning ability. Meanwhile, Eli is on a mission to eradicate every other super-powered person that he can find—aside from his sidekick, an enigmatic woman with an unbreakable will. Armed with terrible power on both sides, driven by the memory of betrayal and loss, the archnemeses have set a course for revenge—but who will be left alive at the end?

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Queens of Geek by Jen Wilde {Quote It Wednesday}

Queens of Geek by Jen Wilde

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Hi everybody and welcome to a new Quote It Wednesday!

Today’s quote is from the absolutely lovely Queens of Geek, which is a fun story full of diversity, body positivity, mental health rep, LGBTQIA+ rep and much, much more goodness. It is filled to the brim with amazing, empowering and relatable quotes, but I ended up choosing this one today as I am choosing to live by it myself a lot more lately. What others think of you doesn’t matter. All that matters is that you are yourself and you are happy. Love yourself <3

What do you think about the quote?
are you easily able to love yourself? Or do you, Like me, sometimes need a little reminder that you are awesome the way you are?

My Favorite Binge-Worthy TV Shows {Top Ten Tuesday}

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Welcome to a new Top Ten Tuesday!

With the new TV season starting, today is all about binge-worthy TV shows! (Because it doesn’t always have to be about books). Now, I used to be a huge tv show junkie. Meaning, I followed about 10-15 shows religiously and watched them every evening as soon as they came out. Lately, I’ve almost stopped that completely. Why?

One, because a lot of shows I used to love just seem to go on too long and I end up losing interest.
Two, because I started preferring binge-watching shows with shorter seasons over weekly watching shows with longer seasons.

To me, shorter seasons make for tighter storylines and are just much more fun to binge-watch. I watch them for a certain period, as long as it takes me to finish them, and then I move on to the next tv show. So these are a few of my latest binge-watch obsessions!

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Calendar Girls – September 2018 – Favorite Book Set In A School

Calendar Girls

The Calendar Girls is a monthly blog event that was created by Melanie at MNBernard Books, and Flavia at Flavia the Bibliophile, and is now hosted by Adrienne at Darque Dreamer Reads, and Katie at Never Not Reading. It was inspired by the 1961 classic song by Neil Sedaka and created to ignite fun bookish discussions among readers and bloggers.

So, just like the song, each month a new theme is chosen (participants will get to vote between two choices), and participating bloggers get to choose their favorite book within the theme, or the book they think best fits the theme, to talk about in a blog post on the first Monday of each month.

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August 2018: The Month of Villains, Gumihos & Loving Yourself {Monthly Wrap Up}

August 2018 Wrap Up

Hi everybody, and welcome to my August wrap up!

August has been good – the weather has cooled off and the month has seemed to fly by faster because of it. I did manage to read a few good books, but highlights this month definitely happened on the music and movie front (Gee, what could it be? This is not predictable AT ALL…) Oh, and I got accepted for my first blog tour for one of my favorite authors so I’m pretty pleased overall <3

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Vicious by V.E. Schwab {Quote It Wednesday}

Vicious by V.E. Schwab

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Hi everybody and welcome to a new Quote It Wednesday!

Today’s quote is from the book I am currently reading, which is Vicious by V.E. Schwab. Vicious is a great tale about superpowers, heroes and villains, but mostly about how the difference between the two isn’t always that big or even obvious. I’m really loving it, so I decided to feature it in this week’s post.

It also helps that it gives me major Halloween vibe and I for one am already counting down the days until then 🙂

What do you think about the quote?
Are you already in that halloween mood?

Back To School — Favorite High School & College Romances {Top Ten Tuesday}

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Today’s Top Ten Tuesday is all around the theme ‘Back To School’. And since I am currently still in love with the Netflix adaptation of To All The Boys I’ve Loved Before, I figured I would list some of the other books I love featuring romances set in high school or college. So if you need a romance as cute as Lara Jean and Peter K.’s, and love the nostalgia of a school setting, why don’t you give one of the following a try?

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A Purrfectly Fun Read — Catwoman: Soulstealer by Sarah J. Maas {Book Review}

Catwoman Soulstealer by Sarah J. MaasTitle: Catwoman: Soulstealer (DC Icons #3)
Author: Sarah J. Maas
Publisher:
Random House Books
Release Date: August 7th, 2018
Standalone/Series: Standalone
Genre: Young Adult – Fantasy

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My rating in stars: 4 stars
My rating in words: Really liked it!

WHAT IT’S ABOUT:

When the Bat’s away, the Cat will play. It’s time to see how many lives this cat really has. . . .

Two years after escaping Gotham City’s slums, Selina Kyle returns as the mysterious and wealthy Holly Vanderhees. She quickly discovers that with Batman off on a vital mission, Batwing is left to hold back the tide of notorious criminals. Gotham City is ripe for the taking.

Meanwhile, Luke Fox wants to prove he has what it takes to help people in his role as Batwing. He targets a new thief on the prowl who seems cleverer than most. She has teamed up with Poison Ivy and Harley Quinn, and together they are wreaking havoc. This Catwoman may be Batwing’s undoing.

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Tell Me Three Things by Julie Buxbaum {Quote It Wednesday}

Tell Me Three Things by Julie Buxbaum

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Hi everybody and welcome to a new Quote It Wednesday!

Today’s quote is from a lovely book called Tell Me Three Things by Julie Buxbaum.  It’s a YA contemporary that has a delicious pen pal romance that drew my attention first of all, but it also delves into some deeper issues that our main character faces. The quote above relates to some of those issues and it really resonated with me too.

This quote made me think about what constitutes a perfect day for me and what some of my past perfect days had in common. And honestly, I think I have small, realizable dreams because it doesn’t take all that much for a day to be perfect for me: just good company and feeling appreciated, loved and comfortable. Bonus points if there is a great story in book or TV format included.

And honestly, the nostalgic part of me (and that’s a very huge part of me as I am super nostalgic) was provably attracted to this quote because in a way, memories are only made more beautiful because they can’t be recreated but were these little unique moments that you’ll never be able to relive.

All in all, this quote just made me think and I love that about quotes!

Are you a nostalgic person? Do you believe in perfect days and if yes, what’s a perfect day for you?

Ten Tips and Tricks To Beat That Terrible Reading Slump {Top Ten Tuesday}

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Today’s all about the dreaded reading slump. We all have them. Even the biggest bookworm will eventually face it. But don’t fear, a reading slump is never forever. There are ways to help it go away even faster.

As someone who’s had and gotten through several major reading slumps (I still remember ‘The Great Summer Slump of 2017’…), I do have a few little tips and tricks in my sleeve on how to beat that terrible reading slump back into oblivion. Here they are:

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