Video Game

Steam Wishlist Clean Up (9)

steamwish
Since Steam summer sales are arriving soon, Tecsie decided to clean up their Steam wishlist a little bit by writing a Steam Wishlist Clean Up post which was inspired by Lia’s Down the TBR Hole book blogger meme.

I really liked this idea and asked Tecsie if I could take part too so here I am. Though with a slight difference, Tecsie managed to go through a lot more of her wishlist in one go. I already know that will not be the case for me. So you’ll likely see a few of these.

Sit back, enjoy, and browse some video games with me.
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Book Reviews, Graphic Novel, Received for Review

Graphic Novel Mini Reviews: Mae, Vol 1 by Gene Ha and Ghost Stories by Whit Taylor

Mae, Volume 1 by Gene Ha
Series: Mae #1-6
Genre: Fantasy | Graphic Novel
Length: 136 pages
Published on 7th February 2017 by Dark Horse Books
Purchase: Amazon | TBD
Gene Ha: Website | Twitter | Goodreads
Review copy received from publishers via NetGalley

Synopsis:
When she was just a girl, Abbie discovered a portal to fantasy world and for the last couple of years has been having great adventures there: defeating horrible monsters, power-mad scientists, and evil nobles. But by the time she turned twenty-one it all came apart and she decided to return home. Her sister, Mae, has had no idea what happened to Abbie after all this time. Her tales are too hard to believe–that is, until the monsters and other terrible creatures start to cross over to our world…
Collects the first six issues of the fantastical all-ages series, in the 6″ x 9″ format!

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Books and Tea Book Club, Meet the Members

Books and Tea: Meet the Members | Ralthuis

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Books and Tea |
Meet the Members

I run an online book club called Books and Tea and I love it dearly. I mean obviously I do or I wouldn’t still be running it.

I also wouldn’t be able to run it without the members as their activity within the club and their love for it too keeps it active and running smoothly.

I’m big on supporting the members and showing my appreciation for them and what better way to do so than to have guest posts from them – and thats what this feature will be.

For now I’m posting one every two weeks and I’ve provided the members with 4 open questions to answer and then a space to talk about anything they’d like – something they’re a fan of, something they do outside of the book club, or something they’re passionate about.
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Book Reviews, Graphic Novel, Received for Review

Graphic Novel Review: The Castoffs, V.1: Mage Against the Machine by M.K. Reed

The Castoffs, V.1: Mage Against the Machine by M.K. Reed
Series: The Castoffs #1-4
Genre: Fantasy | Graphic Novel
Length: 119 pages
Published on 12th April 2017 by Lion Forge
Purchase: Amazon | TBD
M.K. Reed: Website | Twitter | Goodreads
Brian Smith: Goodreads
Molly Ostertag: Website | Twitter | Goodreads
Wyeth Yates: Goodreads
eCopy received from Diamond BookShelf newsletter

Synopsis:
It’s Mage against the Machine! Magic vs technology in Roar’s newest graphic novel. When three apprentice mages are sent to help a neighboring guild, they reignite a decades-old war with a robot army that has destroyed the world.

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Video Game

Steam Wishlist Clean Up (8)

steamwish
Since Steam summer sales are arriving soon, Tecsie decided to clean up their Steam wishlist a little bit by writing a Steam Wishlist Clean Up post which was inspired by Lia’s Down the TBR Hole book blogger meme.

I really liked this idea and asked Tecsie if I could take part too so here I am. Though with a slight difference, Tecsie managed to go through a lot more of her wishlist in one go. I already know that will not be the case for me. So you’ll likely see a few of these.

Sit back, enjoy, and browse some video games with me.
Continue reading “Steam Wishlist Clean Up (8)”

Book Reviews, Received for Review

DNF Review: The Fandom by Anna Day

The Fandom by Anna Day
Genre: Dystopia | Young Adult
Length: 402 pages
Published on 4th January 2018 by Chicken House
Purchase: Amazon | TBD
Anna Day: Website | Twitter | Goodreads
ARC picked up at YALC 2017

Synopsis:
Cosplay ready, Violet and her friends are at Comic-Con.
They can’t wait to meet the fandom of mega movie, The Gallows Dance. What they’re not expecting is to be catapulted by freak accident into their favourite world – for real. Fuelled by love, guilt and fear, can the friends put the plot back on track and get out? The fate of the story is in their hands …

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Challenges, State of the ARC, Wrap Up

State of the ARC | July

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State of the ARC |
July

Don’t forget to visit Ava’s posts as she is the host of this great monthly check in with our review copies.

I was super busy at the end of July so this is a tad late as I didn’t have the energy to address my mess any earlier than now, please forgive me.
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Book Reviews, Received for Review

Poetry Review: Scattered Constellations by Ankita Singh

Scattered Constellations by Ankita Singh
Genre: Poetry | Young Adult
Length: 80 pages
Published on 31st July 2018 by Amazon Direct Publishing
Purchase: Amazon
Ankita Singh: Website | Twitter | Goodreads
eCopy received for review

Synopsis:
Words tumble out, with no pause;
From the pen, my anelace,
That I hold so graciously,
(In awe of its majesty, its power)
In my hand.
They form thoughts, hopes and musings;
Reflect my soul, my entire being,
And spread across the page,
Like scattered constellations
Across the sky.
(Scattered Constellations is a YA Free Verse Poetry collection.)

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Video Game

Steam Wishlist Clean Up (7)

steamwish
Since Steam summer sales are arriving soon, Tecsie decided to clean up their Steam wishlist a little bit by writing a Steam Wishlist Clean Up post which was inspired by Lia’s Down the TBR Hole book blogger meme.

I really liked this idea and asked Tecsie if I could take part too so here I am. Though with a slight difference, Tecsie managed to go through a lot more of her wishlist in one go. I already know that will not be the case for me. So you’ll likely see a few of these.

Sit back, enjoy, and browse some video games with me.
Continue reading “Steam Wishlist Clean Up (7)”

Book Reviews, Graphic Novel, Received for Review

ARC Graphic Novel Review: Sheets by Brenna Thummler

Sheets by Brenna Thummler
Genre: Graphic Novel | Paranormal
Length: 224 pages
Published on 28th August 2018 by Lion Forge
Purchase: Amazon | TBD
Brenna Thummler: Website | Twitter | Goodreads
eARC recieved from publisher via NetGalley

Synopsis:
Marjorie Glatt feels like a ghost. A practical thirteen year old in charge of the family laundry business, her daily routine features unforgiving customers, unbearable P.E. classes, and the fastidious Mr. Saubertuck who is committed to destroying everything she’s worked for.
Wendell is a ghost. A boy who lost his life much too young, his daily routine features ineffective death therapy, a sheet-dependent identity, and a dangerous need to seek purpose in the forbidden human world.When their worlds collide, Marjorie is confronted by unexplainable disasters as Wendell transforms Glatt’s Laundry into his midnight playground, appearing as a mere sheet during the day. While Wendell attempts to create a new afterlife for himself, he unknowingly sabotages the life that Marjorie is struggling to maintain. Sheets illustrates the determination of a young girl to fight, even when all parts of her world seem to be conspiring against her. It proves that second chances are possible whether life feels over or life is over. But above all, it is a story of the forgiveness and unlikely friendship that can only transpire inside a haunted laundromat.

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