Prediction for the end of the year: I will own an embarrassing amount of Hela merchandise!
I’m going to keep this round-up of the first part of 2017 super simple and try not to cry about the fact that we’re halfway through because while 2017 might be halfway over, at least entertainment wise, I think the fun stuff is still to come.
Favorites and Recommendations Below:
Girl Code: Gaming, Going Viral and Getting It Done
By: Andrea Gonzales & Sophie Houser
I’m not big on games though I always loved the idea of coding. So when I picked up the book and saw it was about two girls who took a summer coding camp and created a game called Tampon Run I knew I had to read the book and try my hand at the game.
Fairyloot is a monthly subscription box based in the U.K. I picked up last month’s anniversary box and was so happy I decided to let the subscription roll over. As you can see from above April’s theme was Dreams & Wishes.
Obvious box spoilers ahead:
author: Corrie Wang
“I’ll warn you in advance. You’re probably not gonna like me.”
I actually did like Kyla Cheng quiet a bit. Yes, she’s not the nicest person in high school perhaps but she’s smart, focused, ambitious and driven. Unfortunately for her that all goes to crap when a sex tape of her with her English teacher hits the web and no one believes Kyle (nickname) when she says its not her.
April’s Book of the Month box came with a small coloring book and a box of colored pens. Which is cute but I have never picked up on the whole adult coloring thing. I’m actually worse at staying between the lines now than when I was a child. Which only frustrates me.
I was all over the place with this month’s selections. First I was going to skip. Then I wanted just one. Than I finally picked and confirmed and almost immediately wanted to change my mind 😦
Just one of those months.
Last time I got Fairyloot was last September and I liked the box a lot but at fifty dollars it was too much for a monthly thing. However I absolutely couldn’t miss the March box- not only did I have a pretty good idea of what the book was going to be it was their one year anniversary hence a special box!
We could totally help you with your Negan problem.
One of my favorite things in television, film, books whatever is when there’s good strong female friendships. I picked my favorite (recent) four below and two that I have always hoped to see more of…
Book of the Month is a subscription service that offers five new books every month and you can pick one (covered under the monthly cost) and add up to two other books for $9.99. This is only my second month with the box and it took me forever to decide what I wanted. So I thought I’d show you my choices and all the books offered this month in case anything strikes you:
So a couple of weeks ago I decided to try a Quarterly Lit Box I’ve seen the unboxings and such on Youtube and I had a couple extra dollars so I figured go for it!
The Quarterly boxes are sent four times a year, so every three months, and they’re curated by a selected author. You know at least one book in the box is going to be that authors new release. One of the big draws for me was that the selected books are annotated with notes by said author.
I have no self control where books are concerned!
So at the beginning of the year I suspended my Owlcrate in order to reevaluate and I was pretty proud of myself for doing it actually. Little did I know that within a few days I’d break down and sign-up for Book of the Month Club .