Looking for some help here y’all.
There comes a time when you have to reflect back on your life sometimes.
This is that time.
- Harry Potter Series (Goblet of Fire and Deathly Hollows are tied as favorites)
Honestly, the only reason I like the Goblet of Fire the most is because Harry’s hair was longer. It looked better that way to me. I always liked long hair, cornrows, box braids, the puffy ponytails – it stems from that. Don’t judge me 🙂
The Deathly Hollows was more on the emotional side for me, so it’s tied for #1. The Harry Potter franchise was the first and only time I cried when I was younger (I wasn’t an emotional kid around 7 yrs. old) and to find out this was the end had me bawling my eyes out. Also the series that started my reading hobby. Shoutout to J.K. Rowling as usual.
2. Percy Jackson and The Lightning Thief
Riding on the coattails of the HP series, Percy Jackson came in at the right time in my life. After this book, I believed in Greek mythology more than anything. Entire family was Christian, not me. Then I started questioning all things religion. This is why I said it came in at a perfect time.
After learning and finding out all the details of different religions I came to a conclusion that I couldn’t believe in anything. So this one book led me to look into religion and that caused me to become the person I am today.
*Views have changed a bit since then. If any God is real then, they’re real. That’s all there is to it to me.*
3. The Living Nightmare (Cirque Du Freak)
Another staple to figuring out what I like, the fantasy, A Living Nightmare made me realize my preferred genre is fantasy. I wondered why I liked superpowers, magic, video games (like Grand Theft Auto, God of War), anime and all things unrealistic – this novel finally gave me that answer.
When it comes to anything, when it’s outlandish (not too outlandish), it’s usually instant interest. Frostblood by Elly Blake, flew threw that. The Bone Witch by Rin Chupeco, flew threw that. Just another book that changed and gave me answers for why I like certain things.
4. The Angel of Death
This novel was kind of weird. I’m reading the synopsis and only now realize this had romance in it. I thought it was all mystery, plus I just found out this is the sequel in a franchise. How could I do such a thing?
Back to the point, I learned that I like science. Not forensics as this was, but chemistry.
*I still feel upset that I didn’t realize this was a romance, too. I was 12 years old though. That’s no excuse.* I’m arguing with myself. Moving along….
Bonus: Every Junie B. Jones Book
I tear up every time I see a Junie B. Jones book. That was my early childhood. When everything was fun and cool. Before Harry Potter, before science, before wanting superpowers, before gaming…….no, that’s not right 😀
This was a great time in my life and there was ALWAYS a Junie B. Jones laying around somewhere. The feels…the feels.
Well I just went through a major feel trip. I’m honestly tearing up, especially after ending with Junie B. I told myself it would be easier to put it at the end. IT’S NEVER EASIER!
Didn’t think I was going to get emotional while writing. Are there any books that hit you in the feels as soon as you remember how they affected you?
I figured I’d let others help me choose what to read after I finish Nick Cutter’s Little Heaven. I know the last two are kind of long; I couldn’t really shorten them. I literally chose three books of different genres and went with what held some interest, so hopefully the one chosen is some heat.
Check out the books and synopses below:
Author: Vic James
“In modern-day Britain, magic users control everything: wealth, politics, power — and you. If you’re not one of the ultimate one-percenters — the magical elite — you owe them ten years of service. Do those years when you’re old, and you’ll never get through them. Do them young, and you’ll never get over them.
This is the darkly decadent world of Gilded Cage. In its glittering milieu move the all-powerful Jardines and the everyday Hadleys. The families have only one thing in common: Each has three children. But their destinies entwine when one family enters the service of the other. They will all discover whether any magic is more powerful than the human spirit.”
Author: Catherine West
“Thirteen years ago, Natalie lost a part of herself when her twin sister died. Will traveling back to the family winery finally put the memory to rest, or will it completely destroy her?
When Natalie Mitchell learns her beloved grandfather has had a heart attack, she’s forced to return to their family-owned winery in Sonoma, something she never intended to do. She’s avoided her grandparents’ sprawling home and all its memories since the summer her sister died—the awful summer Natalie’s nightmares began. But the winery is failing, and Natalie’s father wants her to shut it down. As the majority shareholder, she has the power to do so.
And Natalie never says no to her father.
Tanner Collins, the vintner on Maoilios, is trying to salvage a bad season and put the Mitchell family’s winery back in business. When Natalie Mitchell shows up, Tanner sees his future about to be crushed. Natalie intends to close the gates, unless he can convince her otherwise. But the Natalie he remembers from childhood is long gone, and he’s not so sure he likes the woman she’s become. Still, the haunted look she wears hints at secrets he wants to unearth. He soon discovers that on the night her sister died, the real Natalie died too. And Tanner must do whatever it takes to resurrect her.
But finding freedom from the past means facing it.”
– Goodreads (longest synopsis ever)
Author: Boris Akunin
Genre: Historical Mystery
“Moscow, 1891. The new Governor General of Siberia has been secreted away on a train from St. Petersburg to the former Russian capital. A blizzard rages outside as a mustachioed official climbs aboard just outside the city; with his trademark stutter, he introduces himself as State Counsellor Erast Fandorin. He then thrusts a dagger inscribed with the initials CG into the general’s heart, and tearing off his mustache, escapes out the carriage window.
The head of the Department of Security soon shows up at the real Fandorin’s door and arrests him for murder. The only way to save his reputation is to find CG–and the mole within the government who is feeding the dangerous group information. Can Fandorin survive corruption among his fellow officials, the fearlessness of an unknown enemy, and the advances of a sultry young nihilist with his morals intact?”
If you’ve read any of these or heard of the authors, let me know. I always welcome recommendations, too.
No, I’m not asking for donations………not yet at least….
For real though, I haven’t been on WordPress in legit 7 months and I see that some people have grown, some aren’t here anymore, some are in the same position as me, and some completely blew up. As well as WordPress looks to have updated a bit.
Before I start posting, I wanted to ask if anyone could take a look at my site, untouched from how I left it, and provide me with some advice, tips, ideas, anything. I’m iffy on the layout and the overall design, but I don’t want to change anything until I had a good grasp on WP again.
If you have anything to help me, I would appreciate it.
So, once again we’re at this time of year.
I used to celebrate Christmas, not so much New Years, but I have my reasons. Having nothing to do with religion, it’s simply that I grew up.
Well, that’s a bit of a story.