Kickback Sunday [#20] | Heidi Cullinan

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It’s like Elwood Blues says: everybody needs somebody to love. I’m an everybody. I get a somebody.

Carry the Ocean, Heidi Cullinan

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Digimon Book Tag [Original?]


With Pokemon GO’s release a month ago the world is currently obsessed with catching them all. But what about Pokemon’s “rival”, Digimon? The two franchises have been competing with each other since their debut in the 90’s and it definitely seems that Pokemon has made a bigger impact in the West. But there are still a lot of us Digimon fans around as well. And we’re back out with the release of Digimon Adventure Tri, the direct sequel to Digimon Adventure 02 that premiered in 2000.


Img taken from Crunchyroll

The original Digimon seasons featured Crests that highlighted the main trait within each of the DigiDestined and gave them the ability to Digivolve past their limits. And that’s where the tag will focus. I came up with the idea for this as a kind of call-to-arms for my fellow Digimon fans within the book community. We may not have Digimon GO (yet…?) but that doesn’t mean our love for the franchise has faded nor have we.

Also, I found this video from Books All Over You but I can’t speak Portuguese to translate his prompts. So I’m not too sure how original this tag is. Either way, check out his video! (And if any Portuguese speakers want to let me know how much my tag has in common with his it would be greatly appreciated).

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T5W: Favourite First Sentences


This week we’re talking about first sentences. The first sentence of a book can hook you into a book or be something you glaze over. I will always remember one of my English teachers back in secondary school telling us that when we’re writing short stories, the way you open the story is critical. And I’ve come to live by that.

Here are six of my favourite novel openings:

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Kickback Sunday [#19] | Sona Charaipotra & Dhonielle Clayton

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In the almost fifty years of history on the wall, there are only two other black faces in a white sea. I will be the third. I will earn one of the few spots in the company saved for conservatory members. I will show my parents that every part of me can handle it: my hands, my feet, my mind, my legs, and my heart.

– Tiny Pretty Things, Sona Charaipotra & Dhonielle Clayton

In honour of Simone Biles’ and Simone Manuel’s performances at the Rio Olympics 2016

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Book Review: This Savage Song by Victoria Schwab

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There’s no such thing as safe.

Kate Harker wants to be as ruthless as her father. After five years and six boarding schools, she’s finally going home to prove that she can be.

August Flynn wants to be human. But he isn’t. He’s a monster, one that can steal souls with a song. He’s one of the three most powerful monsters in a city overrun with them. His own father’s secret weapon.

Their city is divided.

Their city is crumbling.

Kate and August are the only two who see both sides, the only two who could do something.

But how do you decide to be a hero or a villain when it’s hard to tell which is which?

Violence breeds violence.

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Top 10 Tuesday: Graphic Novel Series TBR


Today’s topic for Top 10 Tuesday is a rewind. In other words, we go back and choose a previous topic and do that. I saw Jamie do a 10 comic TBR list and decided that one looked like fun (excuse my laziness, I’ve been awake for like an hour).

I don’t really use the term ‘comic’ but instead prefer to say graphic novels. It’s hard enough having people think you’re reading comics at 23. Also, I had to include some manga series in my choices so I felt like graphic novel was a better umbrella term.

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Music Monday [#1] | Melanie Martinez − Mrs Potato Head

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Music Monday is a weekly feature hosted by Total Book Geek. The rules of the feature are simple:

  • Choose a book or a scene from a book.
  • Choose a song that fits said book or scene.
  • Tell us why you paired them together.
  • Don’t forget to share the title and author.
  • Be careful not to include spoilers!


This week’s match is Mrs. Potato Head by Melanie Martinez and More Happy Than Not by Adam Silvera.

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Book Review: Zodiac Starforce: By the Power of Astra by Kevin Panetta

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They’re an elite group of teenage girls with magical powers who have sworn to protect our planet against dark creatures . . . as long as they can get out of class! Known as the Zodiac Starforce, these high-school girls aren’t just combating math tests. They’re also battling monsters–not your typical after school activity! But when an evil force from another dimension infects team leader Emma, she must work with her team of magically powered friends to save herself–and the world–from the evil Diana and her mean-girl minions!



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