Sunday, October 22, 2017

The Sunday Post Meme (108)




Hey everybody! I am participating in a book meme called the Sunday Post which is being hosted by Kimba the Caffeinated Book Reviewer!The goal of this meme is to share news you have  on various books and things you’ve read or received and also talk about what is coming up for your blog! Book hauls can include library books, yard sale finds, arcs and bought books and you can share these finds with other book bloggers!


Hey everybody!!!  I just finished up the Dewey readathon yesterday, but unfortunately, I was only able to read one book for the readathon, although I did enjoy the book I've read!  Meanwhile, I just saw the My Little Pony Friendship is Magic Movie this weekend and while I really enjoyed it, I can understand how it would be a hard movie to watch if you are not a fan of the TV series or you haven't seen the series yet, but I enjoyed it despite all that!  Has anyone else seen the My Little Pony movie?





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Well, that's the Sunday News for today and I will have more news for the various books I've read in the near future!



Posted on Sunday, October 22, 2017.

Book Photo Sundays #52: October 22, 2017



Hello everyone! Welcome to "Book Photo Sundays" where you get the chance to showcase photos of your books, bookshelves and book conventions you have gone to!  The goal of this book meme is to basically just post up a photo of the various books you have read or your book hauls on your blog and link back here so that way everyone can check out your wonderful book photos!  You can get your book photos through your Instagram, Tumblr, Twitter, Iphone or any other account where you can get your photos!



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So let's get started!

Here's my Heartless book with some apples!





Saturday, October 21, 2017

Recommend Me This! Saturdays #7: October 21, 2017



Hello everyone! I just started another new book meme called "Recommend Me This!  Saturdays!"  There are just so many books out there that needs to be read and what's a great way to get those books the love they need by recommending them to fellow book lovers?  The goal of this book meme is to recommend various books that you think that other book bloggers would love and see if they read the books that you recommended!  

RULES:

1.  Come up with one kind of genre that you enjoy(examples, romance, horror, comic books, picture books, science fiction, fantasy) and suggest 3 booksthat fits that genre that you would recommend to other bloggers.  Each week, you can suggest a different genre and a different set of books to bring more variety to your recommendations.  However, you can suggest the same genre that you had chosen the first time as many times as you want, as long as you recommend 3 books that fits that genre to other bloggers.  Also, if I posted a specific genre in my post, you don't necessarily have to do the same genre as me, unless you want to.  Just list a genre that you have enjoyed and you feel that other bloggers should look more into!

2.  If you want to share your posts, then you can use the #recommendmethissaturday hashtag on twitter to share it with other bloggers!

3.  You don't necessarily have to explain what the book is all about, unless you really want to. You can just post up the book cover or you can post up the book cover and have a brief description of the book or just link the book to its Goodreads or Amazon page.

So, the genre I wanted to explore this week is:



SCARY PICTURE BOOKS PART 2!




Here are the 3 books that I would recommend to other book readers!
















Stacking the Shelves #33: October 21, 2017





Stacking The Shelves is a book meme created by Tynga's Reviews and Reading Reality and it is about sharing books that you are adding to your shelves, whether it's physical or virtual.  This means including books that you bought from the store or online, books you borrowed from friends or from the library, books you've reviewed, gifts and ebooks!

Hey everyone! Well, it's that time of the year again and it is time for the Dewey's 24 hour readathon!  I haven't read any books for today yet, but I'm going to start as soon as I get all my books together!  I'm so excited for this event since this gives me the chance to read some awesome books and I can't wait to see how many books I'll be reading for today!  Is anyone else participating in the Dewey's 24 hour readathon?  Also, I've just recently watched the My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic the Movie and I actually enjoyed it, even if there were some problems with the movie I had.  Has anyone seen the new My Little Pony movie yet?



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Friday, October 20, 2017

Book Blogger Hop #34: HALLOWEEN EDITION! - October 20th - October 26th

Hello everyone! I'm participating in another book meme called the Book Blogger Hop which is hosted by Ramblings of a Coffee Addicted Writer!  Basically, you just answer weekly questions and then post up your link on the question's page.


This week's question is : 

 This week's question is submitted by Billy @ Coffee Addicted Writer.

  Off the book topic - What is your favorite scary movie?



My favorite scary movie is none other than "The Shining" itself!  Such an awesome atmospheric film and I think that Jack Nicholson was the best part of the film!  For a scary movie that has a more humorous edge, I have always enjoyed watching "Beetlejuice" whenever I get the chance since it's a great horror film that will also make you laugh!







[ARC REVIEW] Downward Dog: Very Serious Haiku from a Very Serious Dog by Samm Hodges and Phinehas Hodges (@downwarddog_abc , @sammhodges)







Title:  Downward Dog: Very Serious Haiku from a Very Serious Dog

Authors:  Samm Hodges and Phinehas Hodges

Artist: Idil Gozde

Genre:  Animal / Pets / Humor 

Year Published: 2017

Year Read: 2017

Publisher:  Animal Media Group

Source:  eARC (NetGalley)

Content Rating:  Ages 10+  (Some Suggestive Humor)






I would like to thank NetGalley and Animal Media Group for providing me a copy of this book in exchange for an honest review.


I will be honest here:  I did not know that there was going to be a TV series for ABC called “Downward Dog” since I barely heard any promos for the show.  However, when NetGalley offered me a chance to check out the book that is going to spawn into a TV series called “Downward Dog: Very Serious Haiku from a Very Serious Dog” which is written by Samm Hodges and Phinehas Hodges along with artwork by Idil Gozde, I just knew that I had to check this book out and I must admit that this book has got me interested!


The story is about a dog named Martin, who ends up being left at home by his human owner, Nan and during that time, Martin has decided to write a haiku about his life as a dog and you will be quite interested to hear what he has to say about his life!


I must admit that I found this book to be pretty creative and cute at the same time!  I liked the way that both Samm Hodges and Phinehas Hodges wrote this story as it is styled in a haiku type of poetry and we get to see how Martin the dog views his life while relating his story and his relationship with his human owner Nan, to the audience in poetic form.  I also liked the way that Samm Hodges and Phinehas Hodges incorporated some humor in this story, with my favorite moments being of Martin looking at Big Bird from “Sesame Street” on TV and commenting on it and Martin mentioning about how he would fart in bed with his owner.  Idil Gozde’s artwork is both simplistic yet humorous at the same time as the artwork looks like children’s drawings, which would make sense since Martin the dog is supposedly the one who is writing this book; the artwork would often downplay the introspective nature of Martin, but does it in a humorous way!


The reason why I gave this book a four-star rating was because while I thought it was creative for the story to be told in a poetic narrative, it was a bit hard to understand exactly what Martin is saying throughout the book. Since the book is written in a way where various sentences are shortened in order to fit in with the structure of a haiku, I found some of Martin’s thoughts to be a bit incomplete and therefore, it was hard for me to see where Martin was going with his inner thoughts on his life.


Overall, “Downward Dog: Very Serious Haiku from a Very Serious Dog” is a truly cute book for anyone who loves reading about dogs and who loves reading haikus!

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