Bookish Wednesday: Books and Bookish Amazon List

I have sent this out before and I just want to reiterate it, for the new viewers!

This is my Amazon wishlist for Books and Bookish items I would like to have, if you would like to help contribute/support the blog, this would be a nice way!

This is completely optional! You would be thanked and everything would be shared here 💜💙

https://www.amazon.com/hz/wishlist/ls/2LU6FLJSK4N7M?ref_=wl_share

Monday Review: The Hearts We Sold – Emily Lloyd-Jones

(WARNING: LANGUAGE AND SEXUAL REFERENCES)

This world is full of demons who will grant you one wish in exchange for a body part.

Deirdre, known by Dee, has had a terrible home life, and sets off to a boarding school to escape. Dee finds out her scholarship is expiring and if she can’t come up with the money somehow, she’ll have to leave school.

A very peculiar demon finds her and offers her a deal; her heart for two years. She refuses at first until she comes across group of people who close voids that have been appearing all over. She offers her heart in exchange for money for school, and she becomes one of the Heartless, a void closer.

The demon gives her a knitted heart that takes the place of the heart he takes, if anything happens to it, they will die just as with a regular heart.

Some of other group members contracts are almost up but keep helping the demon (and essentially the world) bring a close to these voids.

Dee also starts to fall in love with one of the group members, James.

Will Dee and James be together?

Can the voids be stopped?

Will Dee get her heart back or will she die before her contract is up?

Can her life ever get better?

Free-post Friday- My Nightstand

This is the current state of my nightstand. Books that I’m reading or are the next to be read, before I switch them out to replace with other TBR’s!

I have a tiny/lighter book light for my paperbacks, and a bigger/thicker one for my hardbacks.

Some of them are ones that I’ve started but haven’t finished or have multiple books in one that I haven’t gotten to yet (there are more that I need to finish that aren’t in the current pile too).

There is still space for my glasses and a drink too, which is hard to imagine with how little space is there, haha!

What’s your nightstand look like?

Monday Review: The Handmaid’s Tale – Margaret Atwood

(MATURE CONTENT WARNING)

This was an interesting book (and show) about a dystopian future, in which fertile women give birth to Commander’s and their barren wives.

Women can not own money, read, write or other ‘normal’ things, and instead are only valued for their ovaries. If they refuse they are usually sent off to The Colonies, a radioactive area where they must till the land as they slowly decay. Most doctors,priests, homosexuals, other religious peoples are killed.

There are rebels who wish to return to the life as it was before, if Canada (the only safe place free from the new politics) is not an option.

This is about Offred, a handmaid who is living in this new world. She tells her story and often speaks to the reader as if we are right there with her. We are given flashbacks of her past, a time where she was married, had a daughter, hung out with her best friend, had a job and other taboo things.

Will Offred survive this new world and go back to her family?

Will Offred join the resistance?

Monday Review and Bookish Wednesday: Final Fantasy 7,8, and 9 Ultimania Archive

First of all I’d like to apologize for not posting on Monday, things have been a little crazy, and I was trying to finish up a book (review for that will be next week).

I love this book, especially given that it has my favorite of the series in it, Final Fantasy 8 (go remaster!!)

I thought I might share since E3 recently passed, and news of the FF7 remake and FF8 remaster have surfaced!

Inside the book are the artworks by Amano, detailed descriptions of most of the characters and places, initial designs, memorable quotes and other fun things (such as a family tree of sorts showing how these characters are interlinked)!

Are you a Final Fantasy fan too?

Are you a new fan?

Will you be buying FF7, FF8 or both?

What platforms?

Monday Review: Scary Stories Treasury – Alvin Schwartz and Stephen Gammell

I absolutely enjoyed reading these books when I was younger, middle school or late elementary age.

Getting the creeps/shivers are an oddly good feeling for me, nothing wrong with being creeped out every so often, and not tempted to leave your room at night after watching a horror movie 😋.

Growing up with spooky movies, loving the goth/punk culture, and understanding that it’s only a movie or book and it isn’t real (yes, even the ones that were based on true events), because it’s Hollywood or only words, are some of factors in which I love them!

So when I saw the entire trilogy of these books in one, I knew I had to purchase it, mostly for nostalgia’s sake! Also, the live action movie coming out based on these books is exciting!

You get spooky stories, scary ones and even creepy tales!

If you have read these, let me know what your favorites were!