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Focusing on the right thing

After many days of simply sitting around and pondering, the answer that I feel I needed was focus. I'm a natural born multitasker. My mind is usually in many different places at once. And I am always brimming with ideas. Filled up to the top and filling as though I have too many things on… Continue reading Focusing on the right thing

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1 star · Books · Fiction · Historical · Historical Romance · Reviews · Young Adult

When We Caught Fire

You know what, I really couldn't care less about the story. There was literally nothing that caught my attention as I struggled through the first hundred pages. There is nothing interesting about Fiona. She is really there to be the wallflower of the story. As for Emmeline, I found her disdainful. I didn't like her… Continue reading When We Caught Fire

2 stars · 3 stars · Books · Fantasy · Fiction · Historical · Historical Fantasy · Reviews · Young Adult

The Dark Days Deceit

I was bored to death by the amount of details in the book. The anticipation was not there, for the most part the book had no idea just where it was heading and what it was trying to do. I like the series. It was fascinating, the world building was often exceptional. But here, all… Continue reading The Dark Days Deceit

3 stars · Action · Books · Fiction · Future · Reviews · Science Fiction

Archenemies

This book made me feel nothing. Despite the constant action, the fact that everything was happening. I enjoyed it but it wasn't anything exceptional. The story doesn't really go very deep into the themes. Even as it laid out a very important development, something that neutralize a renegade. And I thought that it was good… Continue reading Archenemies

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Shokugeki No Soma

Shokugeki no Soma is a story that manages to impress me despite the story detail. It is a fresh take on making cooking look interesting filled with tension. All the while without disregarding what real cooking entails. Preparation work, planning and improving one's skill is related to bring a chef. Most important of all, is… Continue reading Shokugeki No Soma

1 star · Books · Dystopia · Reviews · Uncategorized · Young Adult

Want

I was incredibly bored by the book. Despite trying all I can to ensure reading this it has been largely a boring experience. The story opens strangely. And then for the first hundred pages, nothing interesting happens. It is confusing into what sort of world it is. And the descriptions didn't serve to make it… Continue reading Want

5 stars · Books · Historical · Horror · Literary · Reviews · Thriller

The Corset

This was something that would linger in my mind. And the moment I started to read, it simply refused to let me go. I finished the book in one sitting. It is a book about murder, tales and most importantly it is a book about society. How in one end it is so perfect, where… Continue reading The Corset

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The art of patience

As of now, I have never been more aware of how patience helps me more than anything else. It prevents me from making rash decisions and also made me realize just how I needed to learn it. I needed to stop doing. Why? Because it would give me a better idea on how proceed better.… Continue reading The art of patience

2 stars · Books · Fantasy · Reviews · Young Adult

Fly By Night

I was bored out of my mind reading this book. Mostly because of just how boring the story was. I like the style of the writing. But the content was just what turned me off. It had no idea just what it was trying to do. And the book just dragged on for way too… Continue reading Fly By Night

2 stars · 3 stars · Books · Fiction · Historical · Mystery · Reviews

A Study In Treason

This was just bland. The writing at times was interesting. But overall it was just unable to really get me hooked on the mystery. It is a shame as the beginning caught my attention. As far as I know, concerning the ikebana and the deduction. It was interesting to read. Although the latter can't be… Continue reading A Study In Treason

2 stars · Books · Fiction · Reviews · Science Fiction · Young Adult

One Giant Leap

Again, I never had much expectations. And the climax did manage to get me reading. But for the most part the story was just so forgettable. It started off rather decently. But it just didn't seem to hook me at all. The story was poorly thought out and poorly paced. Although there was something but… Continue reading One Giant Leap

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Making your own education

The art of educating ourselves does not always lie in the classroom. I realized that I didn't really learn a ton of things or really found formal education all that useful. Instead, I sought to expand my own skillset using online courses and picking up new skills that I feel I will need. At this… Continue reading Making your own education

3 stars · 4 stars · Books · Comedy · Parody · Reviews · Satire · Young Adult

Munmun

This was one of the strangest works I have ever read. It takes an interesting topic and then makes it so strange to read. This was indeed strange because of how I had been completely interested and yet rather disconnected. It wasn't the standard type of story and it didn't really just became the best… Continue reading Munmun

2 stars · Books · Fantasy · Historical · Reviews

The Secret Language of Stones

One thing that this lacked was more time for it to become good. A weakness of the author is how she has spent so long just describing everything instead of them happening. I don't see discussion scenes, or scenes where the plot moves forward. A lot of it is spent in description of often nebulous… Continue reading The Secret Language of Stones

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Failure is normal

After nearly seven failed attempts, I realized that each time I simply learn something new. I add something to my skill set and learn how to become a better person. Failure has become normal to me now. I expect it, I feel it but I no longer fear it. I think about ways to understand… Continue reading Failure is normal

2 stars · Books · Contemporary · Historical · Mystery · Reviews

The Collector of Dying Breaths

Again, it suffered from the same problem. Except that I just couldn't understand the characterization of Catherine de' Medici. I am someone who likes Catherine de' Medici, a woman who had done her all to save France as she could. And even from a young age didn't enjoy the sheltered living that many said she… Continue reading The Collector of Dying Breaths

3 stars · Books · Historical · Mystery · Reviews

The Library of Light And Shadow

I was more confused than anything else. This book was good at completely baffling me that by the end I had no idea what was going on. I wasn't kidding. I really had no idea what was going on. The plot threads in my opinion had been really weak with no follow through. And no… Continue reading The Library of Light And Shadow

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Knowing what makes your work unique

I realized that for a long while, the best thing I could sell myself was the fact that I made my work my own. At this point I know that almost no one else will think the same way that I did. No one will write the story in the same way that I will.… Continue reading Knowing what makes your work unique

2 stars · 3 stars · Books · Literary · Reviews

Mother Land

The writing was amazingly interesting. That was really all that caught my attention. The narrative to me had moments where it would have had me hooked and other moments where I would just be bored to the point I was simply flipping pages. It was not created equal or really well used. But the writing… Continue reading Mother Land

1 star · Books · Fantasy · High Fantasy · Reviews · Young Adult

Splendor and Spark

Honestly I was hoping for more. Even as initially it seemed interesting until the next moment where it started to reveal all of its big issues. For most part, I don't even know what is going on. What is the point of all of this. There is just so much expanding without any corresponding situation… Continue reading Splendor and Spark