~Book Haul!~*yay*

Hello people of the internet and bloggers alike!

I’m going to change up my usual schedule a bit because, well, I got bored of the old one. Too procedural.

So instead of my usual ♫~Stuck on Repeat~♫ post that I do on Mondays, I’ll be sharing with you my new haul of books! Though I may throw in a song, just for you :)

So yesterday I received, on my front porch, a beautiful Amazon box! And boy did I squeal like a little girl when I saw it. I jumped up and down, grabbed the beautiful contraption that carried hours and hours of entertainment, and then tore through said contraption like a lion taking down a gazelle. Like a child devouring the candy they collected after Halloween. Like . . . like . . .ah shoot, I’m all out of analogies…

Anyway! Here are the fabulous books I received in this book haul :)

A Thousand Pieces of You by Claudia Gray

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Besides the beautiful cover, this book sounds fantastic. It involves dimensional and time travel and sounds just totally kickass.

Marguerite Caine’s physicist parents are known for their radical scientific achievements. Their most astonishing invention: the Firebird, which allows users to jump into parallel universes, some vastly altered from our own. But when Marguerite’s father is murdered, the killer—her parent’s handsome and enigmatic assistant Paul—escapes into another dimension before the law can touch him.

The Raven Boys Trilogy. Having already read the first book, I am extremely excited for the next two. The author (who has an extremely unpronounceable name) has this writing style that is very quirky and abundant in beautiful sarcasm :)

The Raven Boys (The Raven Boys #1)

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For as long as she can remember, Blue has been warned that she will cause her true love to die. She never thought this would be a problem. But now, as her life becomes caught up in the strange and sinister world of the Raven Boys, she’s not so sure anymore.

The Dream Thieves (The Raven boys #2)

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Blue Lily, Lily Blue (The Raven Boys #3)

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The Darkest Minds. Okay, this series is so far one of the best book series I’ve ever read. The first two were amazing and I cannot wait to read the third.

The Darkest Minds (The Darkest Minds #1)

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When Ruby woke up on her tenth birthday, something about her had changed. Something alarming enough to make her parents lock her in the garage and call the police. Something that gets her sent to Thurmond, a brutal government “rehabilitation camp.” She might have survived the mysterious disease that’s killed most of America’s children, but she and the others have emerged with something far worse: frightening abilities they cannot control.

Never Fade (The Darkest Minds #2)

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In the Afterlight (The Darkest Minds #3)

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The Fifth Wave. This first book was/is so brilliant. I had a massive book hangover after I read it! I couldn’t even look at another book for at least a month!

The Fifth Wave

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After the 1st wave, only darkness remains. After the 2nd, only the lucky escape. And after the 3rd, only the unlucky survive. After the 4th wave, only one rule applies: trust no one.

The Infinite Sea

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Wellp. That’s all I’ve got for this book haul! I hope you check out these books because they’re tremendous!

Anyway, here’s that song I promised you :)

Don’t Let it Get You Down by Johnnyswim

I just found this song this past week and I seriously have not been able to keep it out of my head. I hope you enjoy!

Have a super-tastic day!

-Sheradyn

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~1 Week in 1 Post~

GEEZ Sheradyn! Is it really that hard to keep to a simple schedule?! You haven’t posted in over a week!

Well alternate Sheradyn who is pretending to be her own readers, as you may know I’ve been sick this past week. Quite disastrously so. Seriously I couldn’t possibly count how many pieces of tissue I used in this past hellish week.

On the plus side I was able to lounge on the couch and binge watch lots of shows on Netflix!

So to make it up to you my oh so loyal readers I shall write each post I missed starting with last Monday!

MONDAY ♫~Stuck on Repeat~♫

Do I Wanna Know by the Arctic Monkeys (GREAT BAND!)

TUESDAY ~Movie Tuesday~

After my extensive relationship with the couch and Netflix this week I have new arsenal of mediocre movies but one film I watch was absolutely tremendous!

A Long Way Down.

This movie takes you on a journey of depression and suicide without making you feel depressed. It has the perfect blend of quirky, feel-good, sad, and heart-warming. I definitely recommend this movie! It’s on instant streaming on Netflix!

WEDNESDAY ~Hey Sheradyn, How’s Life?~

I was sick.

nuff said.

THURSDAY~Currently Reading~

I am/was currently reading The Help by Kathryn Stockett.

A little late on the bandwagon, eh?

Actually, it’s not really my choice to read it since it’s required reading for my English class (It never really interested me).

FRIDAY~Miscellaneous Friday~

Well, I enjoyed this quote quite thoroughly.

I’m gonna do my movie review in a separate post. Easier for me to organize. As it is, I have no clue how sort this post…

I hope this makes up for my lack of posting the past week. :)

Have a marvelous day!

-Sheradyn

~Currently Reading~

GUESS WHAT!

I’VE ACTUALLY BEEN READING THIS WEEK!

My book of choice is actually out of the norm for me. A non fiction biography of Charlie Chaplin.

Chaplin. His Life and Art. by David Robinson.

I don’t usually read biographies. I’m more of a fiction gal but I’ve really been enjoying Chaplin’s biography. It’s so wonderful to be able to read quotes from him that I’ve never seen before and try and gauge his character outside the Tramp.

It’s also fantastic to look at old pictures of him in and out of character!

Hopefully you enjoy these as much as I did. Have a great day and I’ll post again tomorrow :)

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Portrait of Charlie Chaplin and Paulette Goddard

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-Sheradyn

~Currently Reading/Stuck on Repeat~

I should just take this segment out considering that as of late I’m never reading anything.

So since I can’t share with you what books I’m reading, I’ll instead share with you another song that I have been enjoying :)

Saint Motel- PuzzlePieces

Hope you like it!

Have a great day!

-Sheradyn

~Currently Reading~

It’s Thursday…

It’s ~Currently Reading~ Thursday and I haven’t read a goddamn thing.

Maybe I should change the name to ~What are you currently not reading because you’re too “busy” for such an enjoyable pastime?~ But that would be completely impractical.

To be honest, I don’t have a usable excuse as to why I haven’t been reading.

“I’ve broken all of my fingers and am unable to turn the pages”

“The mafia came to my house and told me if I read this week they’d break my knee-caps”

“A bear ate all my books”

“I no longer speak English”

“Je ne parle pas d’anglais.”

“I was abducted by aliens”

“Nazis burned all my books”

“All my books are on strike”

“My fairy godmother turned all my books into frogs”

“I had to burn my books for warmth”

“A horde of trees uprooted themselves from the ground and trekked across thousands of miles to try and stop the slaughtering of their kind. They tracked a multitude of books back to my house and imprisoned me in a cage made of their thorny branches and then made me swear to never read another book or else they’d never let me go.”

Okay, you get the picture. I guess the truth is I’ve been more interested in movies the past few weeks. Not just any movies, Charlie Chaplin movies. That’s excusable, yes?

Modern Times, The Great Dictator, The Kid, The Gold Rush, City Lights. All of these films I’ve been seriously obsessed with.

So you can take your judgmental thoughts to some other book reviewing blog because you probably won’t find one here any time soon.

Just kidding, I’ll start reading and reviewing again soon! :)

In the meantime, I’m sorry if I let anyone down, that was never my intention.

I hope everyone has a fantastic day and I’ll post again tomorrow!

-Sheradyn

~Currently Reading~

I haven’t read anything in the past week…

My brother flew in from LA this week and we were hanging out together the entire time so I seriously didn’t have any time to read.

I know you must be so utterly disappointed so I’ve decided to share with you this picture of the 1890 Tug-o-War team:

Hope you enjoy this totally bad-ass picture and have a great Thursday!

-Sheradyn

~Hey Sheradyn, How’s Life?~

I’m 18 now!

I can legally vote,

gamble,

buy cigarettes,

be charged as an adult if I murder someone,

skydive,

get a tattoo,

or maybe even change my name!

As glamorous as it is made out to be, turning 18 is extremely overrated. I feel no different now than I did when I was 17 (obviously). The only difference is how society sees me.

So on my actual birthday, September 16, I accomplished my new basic right of passages. I bought scratchers (didn’t win anything), and I bought cigarettes for my mom (no way I’d ever start smoking).Oh and I also registered to vote!

When I went into the gas station to buy these said cigarettes, I was almost denied service!

The man behind the counter carded me, as he should considering I have been told I look to be about 15 years old… lucky me. So I happily handed over my ID and he had to pull out a calculator to see if I was actually 18.

Naturally I said, “It’s my birthday today…the big 1-8” and to that he replied, “You’re not 18 until tomorrow, I can’t sell you this.”

At this point the smile dropped from my face and I told him he couldn’t be serious. OF COURSE I WAS 18! I was born at 1:32 in the afternoon, it was then 6 or 7 at night, and so technically I am 18 and he can just shut up and sell me the cigs.

I my or may not have become irrationally angry that he would deny me this passage in my life.

Anyway, he did end up selling me the cigarettes and now I’m never going to buy another pack again.

So my general conclusion is that the only thing that comes with being 18 is legal bad habits, possible jury duty, and if you’re lucky, some cake :)

This is my life. . .

I hope everyone is having a great day!

Now officially an adult,

-Sheradyn