Month: January 2018

Paper Girls by Brian K. Vaughn | Review

January 15, 2018     Marissa     Books, Reviews   0 Comments
Paper Girls by Brian K. Vaughn | Review

I picked this series up because I had heard a lot of people talk about it on Booktube. (I know, I’m a terrible blogger who follows like 3 blogs, and spends the rest of her time watching YouTube videos). A lot of people compared this to Stranger Things, which made me even more interested in it. I can say that it definitely reminded me a lot of Stranger Things. This comic is set in the 80s, and the main character is  Erin, who is a paper girl in her town. She ends up running into a group of paper girls, and they team up to finish their routes after Halloween, and then weird things start happening. They witness people vanishing into thin air, they see pterodactyls and other dinosaurs mysteriously appear along with strange people called the old-timers. I really enjoyed this volume. The art is really great as well; there are a lot of muted and pastel colours that work really well […]

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Insurgent by Veronica Roth | Review

January 10, 2018     Marissa     Books, Reviews   0 Comments
Insurgent by Veronica Roth | Review

I’m finally working my way through the rest of this series so I can return them to my friend. I’ve been hoarding them for way too long. I enjoyed this book more than the first, but I think that’s just because it’s over the stage of setting up the world-building and characters. This book just gets right to the action. It picks up right after the simulation that closes out Divergent, and the whole book is basically the aftermath of that. Though now that I’m trying to review this book, I think my rating should be lowered. I read this book pretty quickly because I was enjoying it, but now I don’t really remember much of what happens, and I’ll probably have to look up a summary to be able to really talk about what happened. I’m going to post the rest of this review under a spoiler link, just because I don’t want to spoil it for anyone. So, if […]

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My Favourite Thing Is Monsters by Emil Ferris | Review

January 8, 2018     Marissa     Books, Reviews   1 Comment
My Favourite Thing Is Monsters by Emil Ferris | Review

This book is one of the best graphic novels I have ever read. The art is absolutely fantastic, it’s really, really gorgeous. I’m going to insert pictures of the art and let it speak for itself along with my review. The book is set in the 60s, and our main character is Karen Reyes. She comes home from school one day to find that her upstairs neighbour, Anka, has died. Karen takes on the role of the detective, on the hunt for monsters, and Anka’s killer. She is really into terrible horror movies, and she sees herself as a werewolf. She is drawn as such throughout the book. Here are some of the beautiful illustrations in this book: All the illustrations were done by the author, Emil Ferris, and they really are what make the book so special. Not only is the story engrossing, but you also get to look at the art as well. The writing in this story is […]

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2018 Bookish Resolutions

January 3, 2018     Marissa     Books   0 Comments

Hey guys! Here are my bookish resolutions for the new year! Hopefully, I’ll be able to say that I kept some of them at the end of the year! 1. Buy fewer books This is one thing that I really, really need to stick to this year. As of now, I have about 240 books that I own that are unread. This is due to my obsession with Booktube and Book Outlet. Ever since I found Booktube and Book Outlet I’ve accumulated way too many books, but this website basically enables bad book buying habits because books are so cheap and they sell out quickly. It’s a book lover’s dream. Seriously, go check them out but please buy responsibly. Anyway, the number of 240 is kind of starting to give me anxiety now. I used to enjoy having a lot of choice in my library, but now I just find it overwhelming. I want to lower this number substantially by the end of the year. […]

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Last Half of 2017 Book Haul!

January 1, 2018     Marissa     Book Haul, Books   0 Comments
Last Half of 2017 Book Haul!

Hey everyone! So, I haven’t posted since I was home on reading week, and I had  promised that I had a lot of posts that I was going to publish before I went back to school. As you can see by the state of my blog, that didn’t happen. Anyway, one of the posts I wanted to publish was a book haul, but since it’s now the end of the year, you get a book haul for the last half of the year. These are all the books I’ve purchased from June to the end of December. I separated the list into novels and graphic novels. I bought 48 novels and 10 graphic novels for a total of 58 books in 6 months. I think I’m going to try to cut back on my book buying in 2018. More on that in another post though. Here are all the books! I included images, and a list. Novels: 1. The Comet […]

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