Something From the Nightside–Simon R. Green

My brother recommended this book. Which sometimes when my brother recommends things I’m like “What? You liked this?” And then he tells me it wasn’t his favourite but I would like it. And I’m like ‘Why would you recommend a book that WASN’T your favourite?’ and he’s all “I don’t know, it was a good book.” *shrug*

And then he declares war on my nation and we argue for a year until something nice happens and we reach a treaty.

Although I think this years war was declared because we are in a fight for a werewolf cat creature? I’m not entirely sure if that thing is even real. I just know it was cute as all hell. 

(*Editors Note: It IS real. It’s just a baby Maine Coon.)

Anyway, this book is about a detective who can go into another world called the Nightside. 

It was interesting and cool as far as detective novels go. I liked that the lead character had magical powers, it kind of reminded me of Nevermore by Neil Gaiman, and I will definitely be borrowing some more of these in the future from my brother once my book list is dwindled a bunch.

(It’s never going to be dwindled, who am I kidding? I literally have plans to go raid thrift stores next week with my bestie.)

(*Editors Note: This was written before quarantine. We did raid thrift stores, but this was written last year. That’s how far behind I am.)

Constant vigilance!

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This is Me–Chrissy Metz

Classic. After I said I was going to write every day I immediately forgot and here we are four days later.

But here we go.

SPOILERS TO “THIS IS US” FIRST SEASON. 

Now, I knew I was going to like this book immediately because I really like Chrissy Metz as a human. (Not that I know her in real life. What an assumption I made based off of interviews and the like!)

I’ll admit that I don’t fully like her character in This Is Us and it’s because of one thing. 

After her father went back into their burning house and saved her dog because she was losing her mind crying because the dog was stuck and dying, she did something unforgivable. 

(Hello. Who WOULDN’T be LOSING THEIR SHIT AT THAT. I would’ve gone back in for my dog in a HEARTBEAT.) 

After Jack dies: SHE STARTS HATING ON HER DOG.

EXCUSE YOU!!! 

Your dog didn’t kill him. Don’t you dare pin that on a dog! It was just a horrible circumstance. 

If my dad died saving my dog I would be like YOU’RE A HERO JOE. AND GOD BLESS YOU FOR SAVING MY SWEET ANGEL DEXTER. AND I WOULD LOVE THAT DOG MORE BECAUSE MY DAD SAVED HER FOR ME AND I WOULD NEVER IN A MILLION YEARS BLAME A DOG FOR THE DEMISE OF MY FATHER.

Unless Dexter tripped him on the way out the door and somehow kicked it behind her and my dad got trapped and burned to death.

THEN I would probably be like “Damn it Goose you fluffy adorable murderer.” (We call Dexter ‘Goose’ because she gooses your bum when you come in the door like a perverted old man.)

Wait. I’m supposed to be talking about a book. Not why I don’t like Kate. Or at least, teenage Kate. 

THIS BOOK WAS LOVELY.

It gives you the feels. It makes you feel like you have a comrade in arms. It makes you feel like you aren’t alone in feeling like you are a fat piece of trash and then she lifts you right back up to show you how you are BEAUTIFUL and MAJESTIC and everything is just as it should be. No matter what size you are you are fucking amazing. You hear me?!

Chrissy’s writing was full of heart and kindness, and past self-deprecation and it was lovely.

Plus I love seeing women living their dreams on their terms and how they became that way.

She is a fucking star and amazing. 

But teenage Kate can get bent. Ya hear me?

Constant vigilance.

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Whoa. Hi.

Well hello there! It’s been an insanely long time!

I’ve been very busy with school, you see! But here I am! HI! HELLO! It’s so nice to see you again.

So…last month, am I right? This COVID-19 thing is a real shitstorm.

Which is part of what I’m writing to you today. I’m home. I’m running out of school work to focus on. I’ve had to stop doing book club because I was so busy, and I needed an outlet besides playing the Sims for me to express myself.

So let’s get things started shall we?

I’m going to be posting a handful of book reviews this week! DAILY. No joke.

Unless I forget.

But I’ll see you on the flip side.

Constant vigilance!

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Year End

Hello little ducks!

What a year it has been! I’ve gone through a lot of changes from hair, to jobs, to plans for the future.

My shop did okay this year, my friendships were great and fulfilling, my house is still my favourite place on this planet.

I did a bookclub nearly every month. (You can still join, it’s at @derangedbookclub on Instagram.) And this coming year I’m hoping to do the same, maybe a little less because I have a big announcement:

I’m going back to school. In January I will be embarking on a journey to fulfill a childhood dream that I kept circling back to every once in awhile and will finally make a reality.

The plan is to finish school and become a Librarian Technician. Ie. A librarian.

After all these years, I’m going legit.

It’s time.

Stay tuned for more. (Especially sine I really let this whole thing go by the wayside and I’m hoping to be more productive about all the cookie jars I have my hands in.)

Constant vigilance!

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Deranged Book Club

Hey there sports fans!

I just wanted to remind y’all that I have a book club on Instagram now!

It’s called “DerangedBookClub” and you can follow what I’m currently reading and join in the Instagram Live at the end of each month to hear my thoughts “in person” and actually kind of talk to me!

How fun! And weird. But I’m getting used to it.

Join up and say Hiiiiiiii!

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Oh Hey 2019.

Hey there sports fans! Happy New Year! …-ish? I’m late. I know.

Do you remember me? It’s been two months since you’ve seen hide or hair of me on here!

As expected after November all Hell broke loose. Christmas season is a busy one for me and I had a lot of stuff that needed to get looked after instead of concentrating on posting anything.

Blah blah blah who cares now right?

It’s a New Year and no “New Me” shenanigans will be happening here!

I’m the same old inconsistent me! Ha!

Let me catch you up on all the fun things I’ve been doing for two months:

I moved my shop to a new instagram account (@derangedlibrarianshop) and my shop did well this holiday season! I always appreciate the business I get over the entire year and I hope to grow WAY more this year! (Although this winter is killing my hands with dryness and I really need it to stop it so I can actually MAKE all the things. That would be real great.)

Let’s see…what else? I’ve read a crap ton of books. Especially lately because I started a book club on Instagram as well! (@derangedbookclub if you want to join up!)

We pick a new book every month. We started with ‘A Simple Favor’ for December and January people could pick from three books after the vote. (I read all of them so I’m going to talk about all three on the next Instagram Live I do.)

The choices are: ‘Becoming’ by Michelle Obama, “This Will Only Hurt a Little’ by Busy Phillipps, and “We Are Going to Need More Wine’ by Gabrielle Union.

So if you want to see more of me then track me down on Instagram! I spend most of my online time there now!

I really think that’s it. Haha. Whoops. I mean, work, family time, life happened, but it’s not pertinent to this. I’m really happy about this book club business and thinking that I’ll finally use that to relay into a Youtube Channel.

Anywho! This week I’m going to try to post a book review every day because I’m still like two years behind! Ridiculous.

Hope y’all are having a great New Year already!

Constant vigilance!

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True Story Tuesday

This is one of the more important things I’ve learned throughout my life.
I don’t want to do something: I just don’t fucking do it.

I don’t fall for peer pressure. I don’t succumb to the whims of others. I just say “No thank you.” (It’s still important to be polite.) I don’t need to justify why I don’t want to do something, I just say no. It’s fucking brilliant. And somehow I feel less guilty then when I would make up an excuse.

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