Blogoween Day 9: Bookish Halloween Appreciation

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Today has been a very long day, I never posted a post so late before but I’m still in time for this post. Today I am going to share with you all some wonderful Halloween photos from Bookstagramers that I personally follow. I absolutely love each and every photo that I have found.  Hope you all enjoy these lovely festive photos as much as I do. Here is the Bookish Halloween Appreciation!

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@emblisreads

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@stac_loves_books

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@bookswithglasses

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@booklovinbabe

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@degroot.maartje

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@littlemiss_katie

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@a.v.ido

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@for.fictions.sake

Make sure to check out these amazing Bookstagramers. TTFN.

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Blogoween Day 8: Gory Magical Sweet

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Hosted Today By Camilla @ Reader In The Attic

“Create one or more snacks (sweet or savory) and a drink (if you want), all must be Halloween themed. Should be created with a mix of common food elements and parts of our beloved mythical and magical creatures.”

Welcome Bookworms to the Blogoween Gory Bar, I’m your bartender, Viva Marie and I’m here to make your evening a bit more spooky with some Bookish Cocktails with some Spook for the season, This is Halloween!

 

ROYAL SAVAGEZ

2 Cups Vodka (Your gonna need it)

1 TSP Of Prince Cardan’s blood

1 TSP of Queen Of Heart’s blood

1/2 Cup of Blueberries

Splash of grenadine

KHAN’S STRIPES

1 TPS Tiger blood

1 Tigers toe

3 Sabertooth Fangs

1 cup of pineapples

2 Cups of Whiskey

 

ALICE’S ILLUSIONS

2 Cups of Vanilla  Vodka

2 Mushrooms

1 Blue Caterpillar

1 Mystical Cats eye

1 Blended Lemon Tart

Sprinkle some sugar powder on top

TINKER HOOK

( My boyfriend was watching me make this post so he made one up all on his own and this is what he came up with, measurements done by me)

2 cups of whiskey

1 cup of Fairy’s blood

2 blended Fairy Wings

5 Crocodile scales

1 Lost Boy’s Tooth

Sprinkle of Fairy Dust

Garnish With a Pirates Hook

APPETIZER

3 Monkey’s Paws

Dead Man’s Toe

White Rabbit’s Ears

Kaa Snake

Hope you enjoy this Spooky, Gory cocktails made by yours truly. Now sit back and relax with a good book for the rest of the evening. Let me know what you guys think. TTFN.

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P.S

I’m new to Twitter so if you have any tips they would be greatly appreciated, Thanks!

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Blogoween Day 7: They Got My Back

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Blogoween Hosted Today By Kaleena @ Reader Voracious

I have a question here before we start today’s Blogoween. Who here actually reads The Walking Dead comics? I live right across the street from Celestial Comics and they have a pretty big selection of Walking Dead series. I was tempted to get them but the truth is I really don’t like zombies. Nasty creatures whoever thought of them, however, I have watched all the seasons so far besides the newest one that was just added to Netflix. I must say the ONLY reason I’m watching the show is that they have a character that has a TIGER! Now folks, If you been with me since the beginning of my postings then you would know that before I started reading actual stories I was a nerd reading Encyclopedia’s, mainly cat Encyclopedias. So whoever created the character Ezekiel and his Tiger for the zombie apocalypse is a genius! Which leads me to tell you if a zombie apocalypse breaks out the main one that is going to have my back…

 

Ezekiel And Shiva From The Walking Dead

I’m going to count these two as one. Ezekiel knows what he is doing in the Zombie Apocalypse! I would have no fear into this world knowing that these two have my back.

Raven From Heartless By Marissa Meyer

Raven is very important to the team. Flying the skies so high to see what’s up ahead and guide the team the proper path to avoid zombies or at least a huge herd of them.

Inej Ghafa AKA The Wraith From Six Of Crows/ Crooked Kingdom By Leigh Bardugo

Inej is not only good with her balance and ability to take on high-level buildings but she is a master with her knives which leaves her skills to take on zombies.

Daenerys Targaryen AKA Mother Of Dragons From A Game Of Thrones By George R. R. Martin

We need fire and lots of it when it comes to herds of zombies. The Mother Of Dragons does not deal with White Walkers to well since they are a bit more advanced attacking but human zombies are a piece of cake for her and her dragons.

 Legolas From Lord Of The Rings By J. R. R. Tolkien

Skilled with archery, knowledge with creepy/ crazy creatures running around wanting to kill you, and very handsome…anyways Legolas is the cherry on top. When the world is going down you are gonna need him on your side and help guide the way of survival with his experience.

That’s my top five characters that have my back during a Zombie Apocolypse. Trust me when all hell breaks loose you need someone or something in the air to guide your path, you will also need a big cat! Nothing wrong with having a big cat on your side with a dragon that has a lot of fire to give out and kill tons of zombies at once, and a handsome knowledge elf too with an assassin that knows her stuff about knives. I think that pretty much covers everything and who I need to survive.

What do you guys think? Let me know. TTFN.

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Top Ten Tuesday: Authors I’d Love To Meet

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Hosted By That Artsy Reader

Happy Tuesday Bookworms! Another day closer to Halloween and I just couldn’t be more excited for this month. So much to do in so little time. For this week’s Top Ten Tuesday topic is Author’s I would like to meet. I’m very excited to discuss this topic and recently put a list together. If only authors came to Vegas more often, You would think they would but it’s either I’m missing out or they are going to some secret spot that I don’t know about. Who knows, but one thing is for sure is that they do seem to attend a lot of book signings in California so lucky me that state is my neighbor. Here are the authors I would love to meet and discuss stories they created and have some tea with that discussion (FACT: I get Starstruck)

MARISSA MEYER

I’m sure you all know Marissa Meyer, you know the one who wrote the Lunar Chronicles, Heartless, and her newest addition Renegades! She is on top of my list and luckily for me, she will be in Los Angles next month doing a book signing just two days before my birthday and I told my boyfriend it’s a must that I attend next month! I really can not miss out on this opportunity. Marissa Meyer here I come!

HOLLY BLACK

Oh yes, you made it on the list just because I read one book, The Cruel Prince and I fell in love right away, therefore Holly is on the list, do I really need to say more!? I’m sure you all would agree with me.

AMANDA FOODY

Her writing is unique to me and I love every second reading her books. I would love to have Mrs.Foody here sign my books and take a Polaroid Picture with me! Sounds creepy? No worries I’m obsessed with my polaroid camera.

LEIGH BARDUGO

I need to meet Leigh Bardugo! I have questions that need answers. Wonderful author, I adore her writing. I feel like we would have a good conversation discussing Six Of Crows and Crooked Kingdom.

TOMI ADEYEMI

Oh yes! I need my Children Of Blood And bone sign and please let’s discuss how wonderful she truly is with her stories. Everything about this author would be a blessing to meet her and get my books sign.

GREGORY MAGUIRE

The one that started the Wicked series. I would need a big fat cup of tea with this meeting. I feel Gregory as a creative imagination with his stories, I love each book he has written therefore I have tons of questions and tons of books that need to be signed from him.

BONUS FEATURE

Yes I know she is an actress, Yes I know she is awesome, and yes I totally froze when I met her. Who am I talking about! I’m talking about Vivica A. Fox. Mrs.Fox was at our local Barnes And Noble this year doing her book signing for her book called Every Day I’m Husting.

I was second in line to have my book signed. My mind was racing on what to say. I didn’t really have much to say, the only thing that was going thru my damn mind was KILL BILL IS AWESOME! That’s the last thing I wanted to say. I mean I knew that I wanted to really say but it was corny as hell, you know “Oh your book is so inspirational, your book made me smile and laugh..blah blah” Nope! I knew she heard it all by others and I didn’t want to add to it. I was stuck and I was out of time. Luckily for me, Mrs. Fox is truly amazing women who take her fans very seriously.

She started the convo and what did she ask me first? Well, basically what everyone talks to me about when they first meet me…I have a huge Rose and Spider tattoo on my neck and yes that caught her attention. Meeting her was truly amazing. Her book was very inspirational and reminds you that it’s okay to work on yourself to get where you want to be and be happy with yourself first before anything else. Highly recommend her book for women who are struggling maybe on finding yourself.

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My Aunt Nicky on the left, Vivica A. Fox, and me! Yes, of course, I had to take the picture with my Polaroid camera! Old Skool style.

Hope you all in enjoyed this list. Love to hear what everyone thoughts are. Did you meet any of these authors yet? Who do you want to meet?

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Blogoween Day 1: Halloween Creatures Book Tag

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Happy October/Blogoween today bookworms! I’m sure we all have been waiting for this day, I know I was. I believe this October is going to be my best this year, I have a lot going on such as designing some Halloween Costumes (Have some pretty interesting things for costumes this year) some spooky haunted houses to attend to, October’s big book haul, and the most anticipating event going to Disneyland for two days for Halloween. But most of all I look forward to posting every day for the Blogoween and also get the opportunity to see other Book Bloggers features.

Today’s first post is The Halloween Creatures Book Tag. Thank you Anthony @ Keep Reading Forward

RULES:

  • Answer all prompts
  • Answer honestly
  • You must tag at least 1 – 13 people
  • Give credit to the creator
  • Have fun

WITCH: A MAGICAL CHARACTER OR BOOK.

I’m going to give this one to the book Hocus Pocus And The All-New Sequel with Winnie Sanderson as the magical one. I mean she is pretty scary witch if she really was to come to this world.

WEREWOLF: THE PERFECT BOOK TO READ AT NIGHT.

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Scary Stories To Tell In The Dark By Alvin Schwartz

I had this book since I was a child. This book scared me to death and made me stay up all night. Did you all know that they are in the process to make a movie from this spooky book?

FRANKENSTEIN: A BOOK THAT TRULY SHOCKED YOU.

Hocus Pocus And The All-New Sequel By J. W. Jantha. The sequel was not what I was expecting at all.

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THE DEVIL: A DARK, EVIL CHARACTER.

Well considering the title I’m going to dedicate this one to the Devil himself from Midnight With The Devil By Emma Castle. Gosh that was such an epic read!

GRIM REAPER: A CHARACTER THAT SHOULD NEVER HAVE DIED.

From Six Of Crows/ Crooked Kingdom Matthias Helvar! I was not expecting it, I loved his character and who he was so much. Why! Why did he have to be the one to go?!!!

ZOMBIE: A BOOK THAT MADE YOU “HUNGRY” FOR MORE.

The Cruel Prince By Holly Black. I seriously need more of it, you have no idea! I’m counting down the days for The Wicked King!

GARGOYLE: A CHARACTER THAT YOU WOULD PROTECT AT ALL COST.

Enne Salta from Ace Of Shades By Amanda Foody all the way! I would be her BFF and show her the city of Sin and protect her from the street lords or anyone who would try to conflict her with sin to keep her an innocent person she was when she entered the city from the beginning. Ohh man I really can’t wait for the second book King Of Fools! I hope Enne hasn’t lost herself.

VAMPIRE: A BOOK THAT SUCKED THE LIFE OUT OF YOU.

One Too Many Lies By L. A. Bowen. At least it was a short story but seriously! It was truly boring.

GHOST: A BOOK THAT STILL HAUNTS YOU.

Heartless By Marissa Meyer. I mean I knew it was coming but not in that way. I thought it was going to be a bit more twisted but it ended in the way I least expected to.

DEMON: A BOOK THAT REALLY SCARED YOU.

Once again Scary Stories By Alvin Schwartz. It really messed me up as a kid, and I honestly haven’t read the stories since I was a kid however now that I am an adult I will be re-reading the stories. May the angels be on my side for this.

SKELTON: A CHARACTER YOU HAVE A BONE TO PICK WITH.

Prince Cardan from The Cruel Prince By Holly Black. Ohh yeah, I want to know what makes you think that you can take your anger on another. He really bugs me.

MUMMY: A BOOK YOU WOULD PRESERVE THROUGHOUT TIME.

My Warrior series By Erin Hunter hands down. I would cherish these lovelies forever and ever. Thanks to these series I developed a severe addiction to reading.

CREEPY DOLL: A COVER TOO SCARY TO LOOK AT.

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The Replacement By Brenna Yovanoff

I never read this book nor do I plan too. The cover of this is creeeeepy!

THE MONSTER MASH.

It’s fun to be with friends on Halloween. Tag your friends!

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Book Reader Problems Tag

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Happy Monday everyone. A new day another chapter. Been sewing all day and decided to take a break and post another fun tag for today. I found this lovely Book Tag on Book Filled Brain

Let’s begin this tag!

YOU HAVE 20,000 BOOKS ON YOUR TBR, HOW IN THE WORLD DO YOU DECIDE WHAT TO READ NEXT?

It depends on my mood. If I’m feeling like I need a fantasy story or a crazy twisted dark story or even just a chilled relax story. It all depends how I’m feeling..sometimes. Other times if the book has been on the TBR list for a long time then I’ll start reading it.

YOU’RE HALFWAY THROUGH A BOOK AND YOU’RE JUST NOT LOVING IT. DO YOU PUT IT DOWN OR ARE YOU COMMITTED? 

I have never DNF a book before. I’m always committed, I mean I have times, where I’m just thinking to myself or out loud too, where I say I’m not going to finish the book but I always do cause I just want to have hopes that at least in the end it could get better?

THE END OF THE YEAR IS COMING UP AND YOU ARE BEHIND ON YOUR READING CHALLENGE, DO YOU TRY AND CATCH UP? AND IF SO HOW?

Yes and no. Yes, I want to complete my challenge goal but if I’m behind a whole lot then I don’t want to force myself to read more and make myself feel forced to read just for a challenge, takes the fun of reading away for me.

THE COVER OF A SERIES YOU LOVE DO NOT MATCH. HOW DO YOU COPE?

I have no choice but to get over it I guess. But I do believe covers are a huge thing, at least for me.

EVERYONE AND THEIR MOTHER LOVES A BOOK THAT YOU DO NOT. WHO DO YOU BOND WITH OVER YOUR SHARED FEELINGS?

To the Book Community! Right here on my blog. Someone usually agrees with me here.

YOURE READING A BOOK IN PUBLIC AND YOU START CRYING, HOW DO YOU DEAL?

I don’t read in public! There is a huge reason for it. I can not stand people even more so when I read. There is always someone around that is either on their phones talking around me, someone chewing with their mouths open, kids yelling or crying, or someone staring at me like I’m crazy for holding a book in my hand rather than looking down at my cell phone. The only place I read that is public is my favorite reading cafe but that is it. Nowhere else. Unless I’m on a plane or at the DMV. Also, I will hold back the tears if it was to happen. No one wants to see me cry, I don’t want to see myself cry or anyone cry for that matter.

THE SEQUEL TO A BOOK YOU LOVE JUST CAME OUT BUT YOUVE FORGOTTEN A LOT OF WHAT HAPPENS. ARE YOU GOING TO REREAD IT?

Nope. I’m going to look back at my book reviews here on my blog to freshen up my memory. Plus if I’m reading the sequel that means I like the first book which means I won’t forget what happens.

YOU DONT WANT ANYONE BORROWING YOUR BOOKS, HOW DO YOU POLITELY SAY NO WHEN SOMEONE ASK?

My bestie is the only one that comes over and when she does ask, I say no! Just no or NO WAY! She’s messy and forgets everything and loses everything. It’s okay though because she is my best friend and she knows this, I still love her but my books are my everything.

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My bestie to the left who is the computer geek & Me as the book geek. Also, she designed some of my labels for my Bookish Candles!

YOU HAVE PICKED UP AND PUT DOWN 5 BOOKS IN THE LAST MONTH. HOW DO YOU GET OVER THIS READING SLUMP?

I do it by trying to pick up another amazing read to get myself going, If I stay in this slump mode then I’ll never read again.

THERE ARE SO MANY BOOKS COMING OUT THAT YOU ARE DYING TO READ, HOW MANY DO YOU END UP BUYING?

Once a month towards the end of the last week I go on a huge book haul at my local Barnes And Noble (Going tomorrow!) I tend to get anything between 10-20 books. Serious problem? I know my boyfriend tells me all the time.

AFTER YOU PURCHASE ALL THE BOOKS YOU ARE DYING TO READ, HOW LONG DO THEY SIT ON YOUR SHELVES BEFORE YOU GET TO THEM?

Around 6 months to a year, I would say. Depending on what book I purchased. So for example when Wicked King by Holly Black comes out next year I’m automatically going to start reading, no waiting. For others like the Red Queen series by Victoria Aveyard they are still on my TBR list and it’s been a few months since I purchased the series.

Well, that is all for now. Hope you enjoy my answers and if you wanna chat you know what to do. At the meantime, I’m gonna get back to sewing for a bit before I get into my current read. TTFN.

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Take Me To Neverland Book Tag

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Hey Bookworms! I’m just gonna get right to it since I’m so excited to share this with you. Since I joined the book blog community all these wonderful Book Tags are just so addicting and fun and well I wanted to create one as well. I have so many ideas for some and the first one I wanted to do was something I really loved with some magic into it and there’s nothing more magical then Peter Pan. My all time favorite story growing up. I did look some Peter Pan Book Tags and found one on Alessia’s Shit List  BookTube Channel.

I did my own twist to it and created the Take Me To Neverland Book Tag and added some Fairy Dust to it to make it magical. I don’t know if there is a Neverland Book Tag and if there is one please let me know. Thank You.

THE RULES

  • Thank Blogger(s) who tagged you and link back to their blog.
  • Bookworm Scouts Honor to answer the questions the truth and nothing but the truth.
  • Tag up to 5-10 bloggers.
  • List the rules and display the Take Me To Neverland logo on your post.

Ready to fly?

PETER PAN – YOUR FAVORITE AUTHOR IS KNOCKING AT YOUR DOOR, WHAT DO YOU DO?

Take a double look into my apartment and make sure everything is organize, very first thing I do before I allow my favorite author walk thru the door, Which would be Marissa Meyer. Second thing I do is grab all my books that she wrote to sign them at my dinner table. Third is to bring her to my book shelf’s and fan girl over the books I own, plus have a tea party.

 

TINKER BELL – WHAT’S YOUR FAVORITE FANTASY BOOK?

The Cruel Prince By Holly Black! I do believe in Fairies!!!

 

WENDY DARLING – WHAT IS YOUR GO TO PLACE TO READ THAT IS NOT IN YOUR HOME?

My new favorite spot would be this place called Gabi Cafe here in Las Vegas. I will also be going this Wednesday so I’ll be posting about my go to place on my blog featuring this lovely reading spot.

 

JOHN DARLING – WHAT IS YOUR NEXT READ?

I think it’s going to be Caraval By Stephanie Garber. I hear wonderful things about this gem.

 

MICHAEL DARLING – DO YOU READ OUT LOUD TO YOUR SIBLINGS/CHILDREN? 

Nooo I don’t. Well if i did have kids I would every night. I do have younger siblings, One is a 11 year old brother and a almost 4 year old sister that don’t live with me so therefor I can not read to me.

 

NANA-  DO YOU HAVE A SPIRIT ANIMAL?

Yes I do! It’s a Red Fox.

 

CAPTAIN HOOK –  WHO’S YOUR FAVORITE FICTIONAL VILLAIN?

I have a lot of favorite villains but I think my main one would have to be The Evil Queen From Snow White. I love retelling’s of her story and everything about her is just so evil.

 

SMEE – WHAT’S YOUR FAVORITE PIRATE BOOK?

I haven’t read to many pirate books but I do have some on my TBR list such as The Pirate King’s Daughter By Tricia Levenseller.

 

TICK TOCK THE CROCODILE –  WHAT DO YOU LIKE TO SNACK ON WHILE YOU READ?

Donuts! Yes only donuts. Maybe Pop Tarts but that is rare occasion.

 

LOST BOYS –  WHAT BOOK DID YOU HAVE TO GO BACK A FEW PAGES TO UNDERSTAND WHAT WAS FULLY GOING ON IN THE STORY?

Children Of Blood And Bone By Tomi Adeyemi. I only had to flip back pages from the beginning just to make sure I was understanding the book a bit better.

 

TIGER LILY –  WHO’S YOUR FAVORITE FICTIONAL FEMALE IN A BOOK?

Right now for this year I now have two favorites my first one would be Enne Salta from Ace Of Shades By Amanda Foody seeing the characters growth from the beginning to finding out who she truly is was a amazing character growth for me. Jude from The Cruel Prince By Holly Black just because she is all human and kicking butt!

MERMAID LAGOON – WHO’S YOUR FICTIONAL CHARACTER FROM A BOOK THAT YOU JUST WANT TO DROWN?

Right now Prince Cardan from The Cruel Prince By Holly Black. He has to many secrets and it seems like he might give Jude a very hard time in the next book, Which he already was in the first book. I need The Wicked King to come out asap please.

FAIRY DUST –  WHAT’S YOUR ALL TIME FAVORITE BOOK?

Warriors By Erin Hunter, The series that got me into reading more and finding really amazing stories.

 

I CAN FLY –  IF YOU COULD FLY WHERE ARE YOU GOING?

I’m going to Mexico! My favorite place. I can picture it right now…me on the beach with my book in one hand and a margarita in the other. Oh how I wish I was there right now.

 

SECOND STAR TO THE RIGHT AND STRAIGHT ON TIL MORNING – ADVENTUROUS BOOK YOU LOVE THAT YOU GOT LOST IN? 

There are so many good ones but yet again The Cruel Prince By Holly Black. The world building and the mystical creatures…I bet you guys are getting sick of me saying The Cruel Prince but I mean come on..it truly is amazing read!

 

NEVERLAND –  WHAT FICTIONAL PLACE WOULD YOU GO ON VACATION?

Neverland of course. Peter Pan, Lost Boys, Pirates, Mermaids, Indians, and lets not forget the Fairies! I would never come back, once I’m there I’m THERE! See Yah!

 

MY TAGS

Sci-Fi Fantasy Lit Chick * Nomadic Worlds * The Artsy Reader * Princess Of Pages  * Odd And Bookish * Kelly’s Book Blog  * Kathy @ Books & Munches  * Flowers In The Brain  * Much Ado About Literature 

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Don’t see your tag up there? No worries everyone is tagged! Just make sure to tag me so I can see your answers. TTFN!