M.A.S.H Book Tag

I saw this tag at Journey Into Books and immediately knew I needed to participate! I used to play M.A.S.H all the time. It brings back great memories of giggling in class and wishing the game would predict an amazing life with the guy you happened to have a crush on, at the time.  It was silly and fun game and this tag is amazing!


  • Link back to my original post on Kyera’s Library so I can see all your answers! (Be sure to do this via pingback, I don’t get notified if you just tag my URL)
  • Thank the person(s) who tagged you… show the community some love!
  • Obviously, come up with your wonderful answers!
  • Don’t forget to tag others to keep the tag going!

If you don’t know how to play M.A.S.H then head on over to Kyera’s post, or just google it 🙂 I am not going to try and explain it.


My memories of playing this game include writing out everything in our notebooks, so for nostalgia’s sake I did it on a piece of paper! We also always used to do “3 Positives and 1 Negative” so the first three things, in every category, are ones I want and the last 1 is one I don’t.


Please ignore my penmanship and any spelling errors! Also drawing a spiral with your eyes closed is really hard.

The Results:

  • Genre – Horror
  • Love Interest – Wesley (Princess Bride)
  • Setting – Hogwarts (Harry Potter)
  • Best Friend – Elizabeth Bennet (Pride and Prejudice)
  • Villain – Boba Fett (Star Wars)
  • Pet – Scabbers (Harry Potter)
  • Job – Slave
  • Transportation – Walking
  • Power – Wizard
  • Trope or Twist – The Chosen One
  • House – Apartment

Here is my book blurb:

Sold into slavery at a very young age, Brittany has spent her whole life living in the tiny apartment of her bounty-hunter master, Boba Fett.  Brittany, doesn’t know anything about who her parents were or where she came from, but she does know that she is a Wizard.  Taking only her pet rat, Scabbers, Brittany escapes the apartment in search of the rumored Hogwarts, a school for witchcraft and wizardry.  She is determined to find it even if she has to walk there.  Along the way she meets Elizabeth and Wesley, and together the trio faces unspeakable horrors as they fight to evade Boba Fett and find Hogwarts.  Little does Brittany know, Hogwarts is cursed and she is the one destined to break it.  And for some reason her rat seems determined to stop her.

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Haha that was fun! I am not going to tag anyone but if you are interested please consider yourself tagged!!!  Let me know if you do it!

What do you think of my book blurb? I am kinda proud of it 😀

The Fire’s Stone (Audiobook)

The Fire’s Stone

by Tanya Huff (narrated by Bill Hensel)

***** (5 out of 5)

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I picked this book because I had already owned the kindle version (I got it for free) and it only cost a couple bucks to buy the audiobook.  I needed a book to listen to on my way to and from work, but I hadn’t gotten my Audible credit for the month.  I just wanted something cheap that would be semi-interesting.  I was expecting for it to be ok, at best.  Fortunately, I was wrong.

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This book was awesome!!!!

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The story was great! A Drunk Prince, A Young Wizard, and An Injured Thief must work together to recover the stolen stone and save the city.  Its a classic adventure story.  There was rarely a slow moment and I didn’t want to stop listening when I got to work.  I often didn’t stop listening when I got home.  Whats the audiobook equivalent of “I couldn’t put it down”?

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The characters were great too! The trio was snarky and caring and each one of them was strong in their own unique ways.  Their relationships were so realistic that you can’t help but fall in love with them.  I don’t even know what to write! I just loved all three so much and I wish I was part of a tro like that.

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I was worried that there was going to be a love triangle, since there were three main characters, but there wasn’t! There was still a little bit of a love story but it was subtle and it took second seat to the adventure, which was nice.  I read too many books where the love story is the main plot.  While there wasn’t a love triangle there was some points when the relationships were forming where I couldn’t figure out who was going to end up with who.  At one point I was even hoping that they would end up as a thrupple because I didn’t want anyone to get their feelings hurt!

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The book is great! I loved it! The Audiobook version I am not so sure about.  The guy reading did really good men’s voices, but his woman’s voices were AWFUL! They were comically squeaky and it was a little hard to look past, but he still did a good job at bringing the characters to life.  I loved all the characters and I wonder how much of that was the writing and how much of that was the reading.  If I had to guess it is the writing but I don’t know for sure.  Also, some of the transitions were confusing.  Time would skip forward and it would take me a minute to realize it.  I think that in the book they are probably marked somehow, maybe a paragraph break, but that would be hard to convey in an audiobook.

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Overall I would totally recommend this book! It was great!

And now because I can’t help myself and because this picture is kind of a perfect representation of two of the characters.  Here is an amazing pic from Sofie Wikstrom


I just can’t get over how absolutely that picture is for so many reasons and its not helping with the book hangover I feel coming on.  Also here is my sad attempt at bookstagraming:



Friday Face-Off: Doll or Puppet

This is a weekly meme created by Books by Proxy, but up-kept by Lynn’s Book Blog.

“I got no strings to hold me down”

This weeks theme: A cover featuring a doll or puppet.

My Choice: A Little Princess



There were a lot of covers for A Little Princess! Here are my least favorites:

These are my favorites:

This was a super hard decision because there were so many good covers! But I think my favorite is this one:


I don’t usually like baby pink but it works nicely with the blue.  Plus this cover captures the time period without being tacky or seeming too old.  Its very timeless.

Which cover do you like best? Let me know in the comments!!

Liebster Award


I was nominated for this award by Misty at Misty’s Book Space! Thanks Misty 🙂 I appreciate it! If you haven’t checked out Misty’s blog then you should! Its awesome 🙂

The Rules:

  • Acknowledge the blog who nominated you and display the award.
  • Answer the 11 questions the blogger gives you.
  • Give 11 random facts about yourself.
  • Nominate 11 blogs.
  • Notify those blogs of the nomination.
  • Give them 11 questions to answer.

Misty’s Questions:

Describe your personality in 3 words?

Introverted, Loving, Strong

Do you have a guilty pleasure read? If so what is it?

Pride and Prejudice!

What are your favorite blog posts to write?

It depends on my mood, but in general I like to do tags and memes.  Especially ones that involve adding gifs or pictures.  I also like writing about exciting things that happen in my life 🙂

If you were a witch/wizard would you be good or evil?

Definitely good!

What is your favorite time of day?

Night! I am a night owl and I hate mornings with a passion!

What is one item that you have to have with you 24/7 that isn’t your phone?

Pony Tail Holders! I hate it when my hair is down but I have to let it dry before I put it up, so I always keep some on my wrist!

Recommend a book/series that you think I should read?

Oooh this is super hard because everyone has different tastes in reading.  I don’t know what you like so I can’t really make an educated recommendation, but my go-to’s are Pride and Prejudice, The Princess Bride, and Heroine Complex.

Are you happy?

Yes, I think I am happy most of the time.

If you could give everyone one piece of advice what would it be?

Read! (I don’t know if that is a good answer or not haha giving general advice is hard)

What fantasy world would you like to be the queen of?

Star Wars! (That might be more sci fi than fantasy? but I would love it!)

Who is your favorite author?

Jane Austen

11 Facts about me:

  1. I have a Bachelors of Science in Mathematics and Computer Science with a specialty of Applied Mathematics
  2. I love playing sports, especially softball and volleyball
  3. My high score in bowling is 187
  4. My favorite candy is skittles
  5. I am a cat person but I still love dogs
  6. My favorite superhero is Wolverine
  7. I surprised myself when I honestly answered yes to the question “Are you happy” above because I suffer from depression
  8. I do most of my blogging at work when I am supposed to be working
  9. My favorite color is blue
  10. I am eating Thin Mints right now (I used to be in Girl Scouts so I always buy a box when I see girls selling them)
  11. I am a natural blonde.

Thanks again Misty for tagging me!!

I am not going to tag anyone because I just did the Sunshine Blogger Award and it is very similar.  I love getting tagged and participating in memes and awards but I worry that I will annoy others by tagging them.  I hope you understand!

All Good Things Must Come to an End (Giveaway)


My giveaway is ending tonight at midnight (EST).  So if you haven’t entered, you better do it quick!!

Check out my giveaway post here!!

Posting Streak

I posted for 25 days in a row and I accidentally broke my streak yesterday.  I even had a post written, I just messed up the scheduling.

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I wouldn’t even be upset if I had a legitimate reason for missing a day, but I was just stupid and scheduled my post for the wrong day.

Oregon Trip

By the time this posts (assuming I can schedule it correctly) I will be on a plane.  I am heading home from visiting my Uncle in Oregon.  It was a comic book trip so it was lots of fun but lots of work.  I will write a post out about my trip in the next few days!  I got some great loot from the Comic Swap we went to !

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Its been a great long weekend! I am not excited to go back to work tomorrow, but I miss my bed and my fiance (in that order) so it will be good to be home!


Lit-Cube February Reveal!

This month’s theme is:

New Orleans

When I got this box I was a little worried about how small it was (scissors for size reference)


But it was packed very full:


First up was a Praline candy thing.  I haven’t tried it yet but it sounds good.



Next was a drawstring backpack.  I own so many of these and I don’t need anymore, but I love the fabric! Its got great texture!


Next was this super awesome book-holder-opener-thingy. (Thats the technical name) Since I have gotten it I have only read hardcover books and while it works, I think it would work better with paperbacks.


Then we had some Bubble Salt.  It feels cool, but I still need to use the bath bomb I got last month.  (I don’t take a lot of baths)


Last but not least, this months book is The Feathered Bone.  I probably won’t read this.  It sounds like it will be a thriller or depressing or both.  There are too many other books I want to read that I don’t think I will get to this one.



Even though the box was small and I don’t like the book, I still liked the box.  The book-holder-opener-thingy is super cool!


I was disappointed that there wasn’t a sticker again.  This is the second box in a row that didn’t have a sticker.  The first passport themed box had a sticker and a note saying to save all the stickers because one of the boxes will contain a “passport” for you to put them all.  I really liked the idea and the collector in me was excited to have been there from the beginning so I could collect them all.

Last month when I asked for a replacement book, I also asked about the sticker and they said they were just too busy and didn’t get around to adding it.  I have been thinking of switching boxes (I love the goodies in this one but I want more YA books) but the idea of collecting all the stickers was one of the reasons I was sticking with it.  But now that they aren’t doing the stickers, maybe its time for a change?  I don’t know what to do!  I will see what next month’s box contains and then maybe make a decision?



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