Bookish Wednesday: Candles

(Please note that this is NOT a sponsored entry)

Most of my bookish items that I currently have, I got from a monthly book subscription called Owlcrate. Owlcrate gives you a book, not previously released with an exclusive cover at that, along with other exclusive bookish goodies that go with that months theme.

That being said today’s post is two items that I’ve gotten from Owlcrate! These candles are really cool and smell amazing!
The candle on the left is inspired by “The Raven Boys” series (I have not read these books) and the one on the right is inspired by “The Chronicles of Narnia” series (I have read this series)

Monday Review: Ghostgirl-Tonya Hurley (Book One)

Ghostgirl is a really cool book! I remember picking it up at Wal-Mart and really liking the cover, then I flipped it over to read the back and was even more intrigued, given that the back summary was only a few sentences long! So I got it with not much to go on but was very excited to read it. The book reeled me in and I finished it fairly quickly!

Ghostgirl is a five book series, books four and five are written in Spanish, that of which I don’t speak, so I only have the first three. After I read the first book and really liked it, my parents had given me the next two books as a gift (I can’t recall if it was for my birthday or Christmas, just that it was a gift)
Books two and three were also good but I’ll save them for another day.

Each chapter page is pretty cool too, because there are quotes written on them, some being song and poem excerpts, quotes from the characters themselves and other real life poets.

I think it’s a good book for young adults who want to read something that they can kind of relate to as far as feeling invisible and want to know if it gets better (Psst, it does!)

Ghostgirl – Tonya Hurley

Free-Post Friday:Final Fantasy 8

One of favorite my games to play is Final Fantasy 8!

I remember being in love with it the moment my parents turned the T.V. on and that opening cutscene started!

There’s no one thing in particular that I love about it because it’s everything! The music is phenomenal, the characters are relatable,the battling is engaging and the story is remarkable!

An unpopular opinion I have about it though is that it should not have a remake or remastered version. I think it’s the perfect the way it is, plus not everything needs remastered or remade!

If you have played it, let me know what YOU love about it. If you have not played it, I highly recommend it!

Wall Art

I got this beautiful wall art at Books-A-Million, because it combines two of my favorite things…Disney, my favorite character just happens to be Belle too, and books!
When I get a proper library set up in my house, that probably will never be as big as Belle’s library in her castle, this will sure to be on display!

Constructive Critisism on first Review

It has come to my attention that my reviews should not be a summary of the books. I completely agree!

Writing summaries was not my intention when I came up with the idea for this blog. Unfortunately¬†I was still half asleep when I wrote my review on “You Are Special”! I have learned this is NOT okay,and will refrain from doing so.

The good thing is that this is my first go at this,I learn from my mistakes and grow from that! This blog will only get better and I appreciate the constructive criticism!

Monday Review: You Are Special- Max Lucado

(Please be aware,this is a Christian book made by a Christian author,so this review will have religious aspects to it)

This is a wonderful story for both children and adults.

It teaches that we are all different sizes and shapes, that God made us exactly how he wanted us to be and what others think is less important than what you and God think of yourself.

The books starts by telling us about the wooden people,called Wimmicks,who are all made by the woodcarver named Eli.

All the Wimmicks are different,from being tall to large noses!

Everyday the Wimmecks gave out stickers. Star stickers for the pretty, smooth wood,talented Winmicks. Dot stickers for the rough wood,paint chipped,not so talented Wimmicks.

One of these Wimmicks was called Punchinello. He always got dots,no matter what he did, sometimes for no reason at all!

Punchinello eventually began to feel like he deserved the dots, until he met Lucia. Lucia had no stickers at all! No matter how hard the Wimmicks tried,their stickers would not stick to Lucia.

Punchinello wanted to be stickerless too, so Lucia told him to go see Eli the woodcarver.Eli was overjoyed to see Punchinello visit him! Punchinello apologized for having so many dots strewed about him, but Eli didn’t care what the other Wimmicks thought, he thought Punchinello was very special,because he made him.

Punchinello was surprised at that,he wasn’t talented or smooth paint like the other Wimmicks. Punchinello asked about Lucia and why the stickers never stayed on. Eli explained that because Lucia cares more about what he thinks about her is important than what others think,the stickers fall off.

Punchinello left Eli’s workshop and began to believe that perhaps Eli was right…and a dot fell off!

I think it’s a great book for children,especially when you’re trying to figure out who they are. Kids can be cruel and make fun of others. This teaches them that they are unique and that it shouldn’t matter what others think. You were created by God and God doesn’t make mistakes.

You Are Special – Max Lucado