What I Am Currently Reading!

This month and next month, I have decided to read horror novels! Specifically, Stephen King. I have a few books checked out right now and I am super excited.

Y’all may or may not know this, but I am a sucker for horror and gore. Whether it is a movie/tv show or a book. A couple years ago I read “It”by Stephen King and it terrified me half to death, because I am scared of clowns (just can’t wait to watch American Horror Story Freak Show!)

Mummy-jay used to read a lot of Stephen King and stopped when she got to Gerald’s Game. It was too much for her, she says.

Which should be perfect for me in that case.

But, it is odd that I love horror, even though I am such a big ole scaredy cat (‘specially when it comes to spiders) I guess I just like being scared.

But after Gerald’s Game I plan to move onto The Tommyknockers and Cujo. I watched Cujo and it wasn’t too bad, but books are always better than movies. I am very, very excited about this months reading!

Happy reading!

Shows That I Have Grown An Obsession Over

Lately I have been watching a lot of tv shows. And it isn’t a surprise that as a fangirl, I have grown obsessed with them. But it is kind of ridiculous just how many tv shows I am now obsessed with.

Currently, my biggest obsession is American Horror Story. I am only on the second season, which is Asylum. Which so far, is not as good as Murder House. It’s really too early to say, because I know that the writers develop and unleash the secrets throughout the whole season. And as I am only on the third episode of Asylum, I can’t really say that it isn’t that good.

I have been told by Mummy-jay that all of them suck except Murder House. But I don’t mind all disgusting gore. Must admit though, I am a absolute scaredy cat, so it makes no sense as to why I would love horror and gore.

And my other obsession is Doctor Who. It was terribly cheesy for the first couple of episodes. I am talking about the cringe-worthy cheese. I cannot stand cheesy things in movies and books (unless it is romance, I just feel like cheesy stuff is necessary in romance books. But in paranormal/supernatural/science fiction, it’s just turrable. Though Mummy-jay says, “It’s science fiction, it’s going to be cheesy, just wait a bit.”

I am oh so glad that I did wait. Because now I ship Rose Tyler and the Doctor like freakin’ Fedex. *grins madly* To not to ship the Doctor and Rose Tyler is wrong. But hey, I am only on the first season, so maybe there shall be other ships waiting for me! *claps hands*

Aaaaaaand The Good Wife. I have watched The Good Wife before, but only the last few seasons. Now we have started it over to the beginning of the first season. *SPOILER* I just think that The Good Wife is sooo much better with Will. I didn’t want Will to die! *cries*

But we have started to The Good Wife again, and I am sucked in.

I have started to watch Once Upon A Time, too. But it is quite cliche so far, but I am aware of a ship in thanks to the beautiful fandom. Captain Swan! So, I have decided that I will wait up until said ship comes in, to decide about whether not I like it or not.

But that is just a little update on just how easily obsessed I can become.

Problems With Being A Fangirl Part 2

So, the more and more that I move into the fangirl life, the more I realize all the terrible things that come with being a fangirl. Lately, my struggle has been when I live those who don’t belong in fandoms.

Conversations between my family and I:

Me: aslksdjf
Mummy-jay: What are you doing?
Me: *chokes back on sobs* This ship, it is so beautiful!
Everyone nearby: *groans and rolls eyes all at the same time*
Someone else in the room: There goes Rowan again, talking about Destiel.
Me: YOU DON’T UNDERSTAND! And no, it’s not Destiel. Its Septiplier!

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(though I kinda gotta give that someone props for remembering my OTP, Destiel.)

Also, being criticized for shipping… That is not cool, not even a little bit.. Not even criticized for what you ship, just being criticized for the fact that you ship anything, ever. Like, that is just not cool. I get that if you don’t understand the fangirl life, but to look at me like I am just a freak of nature, just because I want two fictional people to be together? Ugh, please no.

Shadow: What ship are gushing about now?
Me: Captain America x Bucky, it is so booful. They are goals *dreams about the beauty that is the ship*
Shadow: *sighs and shakes head*
Hunter: Why do you even ship things? Like, there is no point, those people aren’t even together in the movie!
Shadow: Rowan, you are supposed to ship Captain America x Iron Man.
Hunter: You people have problems.
Shadow and I at the same time: We do.

Fangirling in public… Don’t even get me started with this… Do you know the glances that one gets when one goes into full fledged fangirl mood?

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Even worse: When you are in school, and you are reading your book, and your OTP does something, absolutely adorable and you squeal (or maybe you do something even more than squeal). Making everyone stare at you, and then you feel like you have to explain yourself.. Which creates more looks..

Or maybe a death happens in a book and it just absolutely kills you on the inside. I am one of those poor souls that falls over in agony and bawl my eyes out. In that case:

Me: *cries out and clutches chest as I fall to the floor*

Classmate: Rowan, what in the holy hell is wrong with you? *backs away*

Me: He died! I am dying! Oh stars above, why?!

Classmate: *looks at me in disgust* It’s gonna be okay, it’s just a book.

Me: What?

Can we just talk about when people say “It’s just a book?” No, no it’s not just a book. It is my life, and someone in my life just got literally stabbed in the back. By someone that was supposed to be his friend.. But I think I can live through it. I think, I don’t know for sure.. *glances at the book I just threw at the wall*

But I digress, those are just the most recent issues I struggle with. Happy reading, my beautiful readers!

 

 

 

 

 

I Am Back!

Okay, like I had previously said, I don’t really have an excuse for being gone for so long. And I don’t wanna be one of those bloggers that writes about once a month. Honestly, I can’t even believe that it has been this long, but I did not have a device that I could post blog posts on. But now I am back and will try to be more active. *facepalms*

I know that I have said that, two times before and you prolly don’t even believe me anymore. But I will try to post more often now. I am terribly sorry, I cannot even express how awful it feels not to write a post since April..

But I digress. I will try my very best not to be a major procrastinator and actually post!

Problems of Being a Fangirl

Yes, I know that I have been gone for months. No, I don’t have an excuse, because I still want to blog, it is was one of my favorite things, and I enjoyed it immensely. But anyway, I am going to try to start focusing on my blog again (and I know that I said that last time…) But whatever, I shall continue this blog post.

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Being a fangirl comes with many problems. Multiple. Once you learn how to take care of one problem, another one is created. But when you are a fangirl who belongs to so many fandoms that you can’t count them on your fingers, you have multiple problems.

Like ships. If you don’t know what a ship is, a ship is when you want two people to be together. Now, I ship everything in sight. When one ship doesn’t work out, I move to another ten thousand ships I have lined up in OTP Ocean.

We don’t find the ships. The ships find us. -Someone on the interweb

And then, you have another problem with ships. Most of them aren’t even canon (when the writers write the ship, when the characters are actually in a relationship) And then you are forced to live the rest of your sad fangirl life, reading fanfics. Which most aren’t even completed.

Another problem is when the series, or tv show, or movie series ends! It ends and you loved that series/tv show/movie series! Most of the time, it doesn’t end well, and doesn’t give you closure, causing you to feel like absolute crap. Which results in reading fanfiction, obsessions, and fanart.. Most of the time, you result by moving into a different fandom (my latest fandom is the Avengers fandom. And I may have a slight obsession with Captain America and Bucky.)

But my worst problem with being a fangirl, most recently, is when the book series you read gets turned into a movie/tv show, and the fangirls who love the tv show, think that they are bigger fangirls with you. The tv show is called “Shadowhunters” and its on Freeform. I did do a review on the pilot, and I haven’t continued to watch the show. The girls in my school have become obsessed with the tv show, but have not read the books, and will not (I have tried to persuade them.) And I hear them gushing about it across the room and I scowl at them, disapprovingly. Because they will never be a bigger fan than I.

A problem that I struggle with is when people tell you that you aren’t a real fan, because you haven’t been a part of that fandom from Day 1. Like, some people think that you aren’t truly a fan, but you know what makes you a fan? Being there until the last day.

One problem that I don’t seem to understand very well, is OTPs. Yes, I know that OTPs are called “One True Pairing” for a reason, but what if I have thousands of OTPs? What if I want thousands of OTPs? What if one OTP isn’t enough? I am, like I said, a person who has many ships. Which means, I am going to at least have one OTP for every fandom. “Solangelo” in Percy Jackson. “Destiel” in Supernatural. “Malec” in The Mortal Instruments.

*looks at all the OTPs and realized that they are all gay ships*

Anyway, these are just a couple of fangirl problems, I think that I will make at least a Part 2.

Happy reading my beautiful readers.

 

Sorry

So, you may have noticed that I haven’t posted a single thing since the beginning of February. I am ashamed, truly. And I don’t even have an excuse as to why I haven’t posted. Because, I have been reading, I have been obsessed with a book series, lately. I guess I have just been in a slump.

I have also actually been working on draft posts, too. It seems that every time I start to write something, I completely forget about it. So, currently I am working on 4 reviews… Only of which were on my February TBR post. But overall, I have 6 drafts. Yay! *facepalms*

February TBR Pile

So, I am so thrilled about these books. These books, I have been waiting for forever! I swear that at least one has been in my TBR pile for a year now.

First on my list we have the Iron Trial! Woohoo! I have waited two years for this one!

FebTBR1 So, this book is by one of my favorite authors, Cassandra Clare. She and Holly Black wrote this one, so it must be good!

Most kids would do anything to pass the Iron Trial.

Not Callum Hunt. He wants to fail.

All his life, Call has been warned by his father to stay away from magic. If he succeeds at the Iron Trial and is admitted into the Magisterium, he is sure it can only mean bad things for him.

So he tries his best to do his worst – and fails at failing.

Now the Magisterium awaits him. It’s a place that’s both sensational and sinister, with dark ties to his past and a twisty path to his future.

The Iron Trial is just the beginning, for the biggest test is still to come .

FebTBR2 I have wanted to read this ever since my favorite booktuber recommended it to her viewers! Aka, Christine Riccio.

Anna is looking forward to her senior year in Atlanta, where she has a great job, a loyal best friend, and a crush on the verge of becoming more. Which is why she is less than thrilled about being shipped off to boarding school in Paris–until she meets Étienne St. Clair. Smart, charming, beautiful, Étienne has it all…including a serious girlfriend.

But in the City of Light, wishes have a way of coming true. Will a year of romantic near-misses end with their long-awaited French kiss?

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This is a world divided by blood – red or silver.

The Reds are commoners, ruled by a Silver elite in possession of god-like superpowers. And to Mare Barrow, a seventeen-year-old Red girl from the poverty-stricken Stilts, it seems like nothing will ever change.

That is, until she finds herself working in the Silver Palace. Here, surrounded by the people she hates the most, Mare discovers that, despite her red blood, she possesses a deadly power of her own. One that threatens to destroy the balance of power.

Fearful of Mare’s potential, the Silvers hide her in plain view, declaring her a long-lost Silver princess, now engaged to a Silver prince. Despite knowing that one misstep would mean her death, Mare works silently to help the Red Guard, a militant resistance group, and bring down the Silver regime.

But this is a world of betrayal and lies, and Mare has entered a dangerous dance – Reds against Silvers, prince against prince, and Mare against her own heart.

FebTBR4 This is the third book in the Lunar Chronicles. I didn’t do a review on the first one (because I didn’t read the first one whilst having this blog.) and Scarlet is before this one!

In this third book in the Lunar Chronicles, Cinder and Captain Thorne are fugitives on the run, now with Scarlet and Wolf in tow. Together, they’re plotting to overthrow Queen Levana and her army.

Their best hope lies with Cress, a girl imprisoned on a satellite since childhood who’s only ever had her netscreens as company. All that screen time has made Cress an excellent hacker. Unfortunately, she’s just received orders from Levana to track down Cinder and her handsome accomplice.

When a daring rescue of Cress goes awry, the group is separated. Cress finally has her freedom, but it comes at a high price. Meanwhile, Queen Levana will let nothing prevent her marriage to Emperor Kai. Cress, Scarlet, and Cinder may not have signed up to save the world, but they may be the only hope the world has.

Last, but certainly not least:

FebTBR5.jpg To finish up the Lunar Chronicles! I don’t think that there will be a next one, and this one just recently came out!

Princess Winter is admired by the Lunar people for her grace and kindness, and despite the scars that mar her face, her beauty is said to be even more breathtaking than that of her stepmother, Queen Levana.

Winter despises her stepmother, and knows Levana won’t approve of her feelings for her childhood friend—the handsome palace guard, Jacin. But Winter isn’t as weak as Levana believes her to be and she’s been undermining her stepmother’s wishes for years. Together with the cyborg mechanic, Cinder, and her allies, Winter might even have the power to launch a revolution and win a war that’s been raging for far too long.

Can Cinder, Scarlet, Cress, and Winter defeat Levana and find their happily ever afters?

What a beautiful TBR pile! I love it so!

Blockquotes are from Goodreads.