My first attempt at a Vlog!
My first attempt at a Vlog!
By: Grady Hendrix
Length: 336 Pages
Published: May 17th 2016 by Quirk Books
Medium of Consumption: Paperback
High school is never an easy time for a girl. Maintaining high GPAs, extra curricular activities, and popular girl social status, best friends Abby and Gretchen seem to have it all. A weekend of partying changes everything.
Gretchen starts acting like a different person. Something happened to her when she wandered into the woods that weekend, and Abby is trying to find out what it is.
Can Abby’s “dearly but not queerly” love for Gretchen help her return Gretchen to her old self, or is this new evil version of Gretchen here to stay?
I’ve been meaning to buy this book for the last year, so when I finally got it I was TOTALLY STOKED. It did not let me down. Total 80’s nostalgia, from the shows they watch, the clothes they wear, and the chapter titles. I loved how every chapter was a song title off the main character Abby’s summer mix tape! The characters in the book were quintessential bitchy 80’s teen movie girls. When reading this, I could see this being played as a movie in my head a la Heathers.
Also, the covers are phenomenal. I purchased the paperback, which resembles a VHS copy of an 80’s B horror movie. The hardcover version apparently resembles a year book on the inside, with handwritten notes and well wishes. I know, blah blah don’t judge a book by it’s cover, BUT THESE ARE SO COOL!
October is just around the corner, so run and grab a copy to add to your Halloween TBR!
Most weeks I work 40+ hours, read 1-3 books, write 2 blogs, socialize 2-3 times a week and do various chores. Some weeks, I just don’t want to do any of those things. This week has definitely been one of those “hibernate and meme scroll” weeks.
Maybe it’s just that time of the month for me, maybe I’m depressed, or maybe I need to recharge my batteries. I felt so guilty when I tuned out from life. Anxiety flooded me, “I should be doing something productive,” or “People probably think I’m horrible and lazy.” Thoughts like this made me more withdrawn. I ignored people thinking that they were mad at me.
I’ve only recently realized that what I do is ok. No one is judging me, and if they are fuck ‘em. If I want to lay in bed and watch Mad Men with my dog all day that’s totally cool. I know in a few days time I will be back to my old self.
If you need a break from life, take it. Go to the beach and nap on the sand. Watch every season of House of Cards. Do whatever it is that you need to do. Don’t feel bad about it though. Now, here’s some memes and a picture of my dog.
Also, Rocky IV is the best Rocky movie.
The TBR pile. Love it, dread it, every one’s got one. I’ve seen this topic become a kind of “hot button” issue in the reading community. Blogs, vlogs and podcasts constantly giving advice on how to tackle, manage and even conquer your To Be Read list. Whether you are buys books for a physical pile or making lists of books you want to read, let me tell you some hard hitting shit: you are never going to finish.
I know, “Bunnie, why do you have to be such a bitch about it?” Because the sooner that every reader accepts this, the better. You are telling me you are going to read every book you have on your current TBR and say, “Why yes, jolly good, I have capped off reading for my lifetime now that I’ve finished these.” No. You are going to probably start on a second TBR you had waiting in the wings. Or maybe you just keep adding to your first TBR pile, turning it into a glorious, never ending turnstile of stories.
I have mentioned this before on my old blog, I buy a lot of fucking books. Far too many for me to read in a timely manner. I consider every single book (ebook, audio or old fashioned) that I acquire one that I will eventually read. I bought it for a reason after all! I don’t have plans to ever finishing all the books I want to read. I think it’s pretty silly for any bibliophile to think they can. But I can offer how I read all the books I have yet to read. I have two loose methods of how I CRUSH MY TBR PILE. (lol jk)
Bottom line: if you have a ton of books you want to read and feel overwhelmed by it, don’t. Do not feel pressured to “conquer your TBR pile”. Do not feel pressured to read. Reading should be fun. I think the longer the list of books you have yet to read, the better. I’m dreading the day that maybe there won’t be anymore books that I want to read. That’s the true horror of the TBR.
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Reading Glasses did a neat podcast on this subject
Ceasura- rhymes with tempura- is a place where people go to forget. It’s residents are part of a special witness protection program. Prior to entering Ceasura, residents are required to have their memories wiped and forgo all outside contact. Everyone they ever knew is forever lost to them. They’re then given new names, chosen from a list of movie stars and Vice Presidents.
It’s a quiet, boring life for the residents. Until one of them is killed, shot point blank.
The sheriff, Calvin Cooper, is trying to find out who would do this in their town. And more importantly who has a gun? As events unfold, and unforeseen twists impact the different members in the community, will they find that the threat lies within their numbers or is it an outsiders doing.
Welcome to The Blinds.
I chose this little number for my August Book of the Month book, and just to FYI I am never disappointed with any book I get through them. This book had me hooked from start to finish. It’s very “Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind” but in this case it’s criminals forgetting the shitty things they did. This book definitely kept me on my toes, I really had a hard time predicting what would come next. Would love to check out more stuff by this guy in the future!
My first book tag/award! Thank you Bookchanted for nominating me! If you don’t already, give her a follow! She writes great YA reviews.
1.Share the link of the blogger who has shown love to you by nominating you.
2.Answer the questions.
3.In the spirit of sharing love and solidarity with our blogging family, nominate 8-13 people for the same award.
Ask them three questions.
This is a tough one because a lot of my favorite characters are kind of nuts and I’m not sure if I could handle them IRL haha. I think I’d have to go with Hermione Granger. We would nerd out about wizard history, drink butterbeers, and exchange books. She’s been one of my favorite characters since I was 9 and my love for her has always remained strong.
I love reading and sharing my opinion on books, and some times I don’t get to share as much as I would like in real life as I would online. I love writing my reviews and seeing that people from all over the world looked at them.
Any Harry Potter book
Phew! I hope I did that ok!? Once again, thank you so much Bookchanted!
My questions for you are:
Oh man, nothing is more frustrating to me than when I go to Barnes and Nobles and search a book I want to read and it’s not in stock. I know, I know, download it on my Kindle or Nook or buy it online and wait til it get’s to you. But what about the books you want to read and they don’t exist? Sounds like a bad time to any bibliophile, right? Welcome to that nightmare bookworm.
There are countless books, movies and T.V. shows are there that feature such books. Here is a small list (yes I know with the damn lists again) to inform you of cool books you will never read.
Personally, I would love to visually devour anything by Bathilda Bagshot. It was really cool when J.K. Rowling released “Quidditch Throughout the Ages”, “Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them”, and “Beedle the Bard and Other Tales” but what the shit. I want more. I want the spell books and don’t even get me started on what I would do to the restricted section in Hogwarts. I am a greedy little Potterhead that needs all her life to be Potter related, including the books I read.
Even if you aren’t well versed in Lovecraftian literature, you know that this is THE book that is mentioned in many stories by him. It’s supposedly a book of dark magic written by a man who worshiped entities like Cthulhu, and just studying it is dangerous.
Please, please, tell me you’ve seen this movie. And if you have you know this book will get you into lots of trouble when read out loud. It has the power to summon demons and control Deadites, and wait… maybe this wouldn’t be a cool book to read. Well, if I ever got the chance to read it, I sure hope I don’t get raped by a tree!
You know, I think this would be one of those books I’d buy, but never really ever get around to reading. Misery is supposed to be a historical romance kind of thing and I can’t say I’ve read many of those or have interest to. At least I know I’d never hobble Paul Sheldon! Nonetheless, this would still make a cool addition to my shelves.
The cover of this book is probably the most iconic “book that isn’t a book”. How cool would it be to read this and be like, “Oh shit, ok this is what I do when I die.” When I watch this movie I want to shake the Maitland’s for not reading that book cover to cover when they find it. Juno isn’t impressed either.
There are a bunch more out there, but these were the ones I could think of that I wanted to read the most. What are some books that you wished were real?
P.S.A. I will be attending NecronomiCON Providence this weekend! Follow me on my Instagram and check out my con stories and pictures!