Monday, January 18, 2016

A Winter's Respite Read-a-Thon

Current chair status: Still none.
Earlier this month I gave a whole explaination about my lack of chair, and how I won't be using my computer as much.
Great news for a designer and photo editor right?

It's been a little more than a month since my chair broke and at the end of the week it'll be a month since I gave up on the replacement folding chair I had started using that hurt my back just by thinking of it. According to the email the new chair I ordered should be delivered sometime between January 20 (this Wednesday!) or February 2. So with my luck I won't be officially back until Valentine's day.

I've mainly been posting reviews from an old laptop; but it really isn't the same.
As great as the idea of writing in bed sounds, end of the day not so much.

I'd have hoped less computer time would mean more book time but of course not.

That's where this read-a-thon comes in. It's basically a "I can't do anything else" move.

Tuesday, January 12, 2016

Teen Frankenstein - Book Review

High School Horror: Teen FrankensteinHigh School Horror: Teen Frankenstein by Chandler Baker
My rating: 4 of 5 stars
Published January 12th 2016 by Feiwel & Friends

High school meets classic horror in this groundbreaking new series.

It was a dark and stormy night when Tor Frankenstein accidentally hit someone with her car. And killed him. But all is not lost--Tor, being the scientific genius she is, brings him back to life...

Thus begins a twisty, turn-y take on a familiar tale, set in the town of Hollow Pines, Texas, where high school is truly horrifying.


Monday, January 4, 2016

This Is Where It Ends - Book Review

This Is Where It EndsThis Is Where It Ends by Marieke Nijkamp
My rating: 4 of 5 stars
January 5th 2016 by Sourcebooks Fire

10:00 a.m.
The principal of Opportunity, Alabama's high school finishes her speech, welcoming the entire student body to a new semester and encouraging them to excel and achieve.

10:02 a.m.
The students get up to leave the auditorium for their next class.

10:03
The auditorium doors won't open.

10:05
Someone starts shooting.

Told over the span of 54 harrowing minutes from four different perspectives, terror reigns as one student's calculated revenge turns into the ultimate game of survival.


Mr. Selfie: A Parody - Book Review

Mr. Selfie: A ParodyMr. Selfie: A Parody by Dan Zevin
My rating: 4 of 5 stars
Published October 6th 2015 by Three Rivers Press

For Mr. Selfie, every op is a photo op—as long as he is the one in front of the lens. And also behind it! He risks his job taking selfies at work. He risks his life taking selfies at the zoo. And whenever he feels romantic, he whips out his selfie stick and sexts that special someone: himself. 
Do you know someone with no selfie-control? Then you'll love Mr. Selfie as much as Mr. Selfie does!

Meet his friends Little Miss Overshare, Mr. Humblebrag and Little Miss Basic!


Saturday, January 2, 2016

2015 End of Year Survey

Thanks to Jamie The Perpetual Page Turner for the survey!

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I got back trouble. Logical solution: buy a chair that won't hurt my back! It'll take up space but probably worth it in the end. Who needs walking room anyway? I'll just ride it the two feet to the other side of the room.
Unfortunately I later got an email telling me there was a delay and it won't be delivered until the end of this month.

So I pulled out my old laptop, (I normally work on a desktop) which I was planning on getting rid of because it's almost 10 years old, kind of slow and of course has a quick dying battery, and am now sitting on the floor.
Why the floor? Because it's the only place to sit besides the bed, and I feel like I've spent too much time there reading already. So the floor. I'm also ready to throw everything off my dresser and trying sitting up there.
Unless I can find a better solution or something changes; post here will either be very brief or not at all.

That being said sorry if this post ends up odd at some point. Format odd not me being me odd.