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Unbored Games: Serious Fun for Everyone By Joshua Glenn & Elizabeth Foy Larsen

I received my copy through a Goodreads First reads Giveaway.

Games are great, aren’t they? Personally I LOVE Role Play games, often on Forums or Instant Messages over the internet. I love game system games (Playstation, anyone?) MMORPGs (Maplestory!) and even regular old Computer Games (The Sims!). Honestly, I love all kinds of games! but sometimes, a game gets a bit… boring. You play it so often, or run out of ideas, and end up going ‘meh, I’ll think of something later’.

Also, with a quickly growing Niece, I have a feeling I’ll be seeing her doing the ‘meh’ thing as she grows up and gets into games.

I can’t wait to break out this book for her and find something fun to play! There’s so many cool game ideas, and a lot of them sound super fun! from board-games to outside games to online games, this book’s got a little something for everyone, no matter what kind of games you like to play. :3

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Book Haul 005

EEEEEEEhehehehehe! ❤ There was a Library Book Sale today, folks! You know what that means! MORE BOOKS! (dear gods I have so many to read now @.@;; )

Today’s booksale was Day 1 of a Weekend Sale to help the library gather some funds from it’s donation organization AND clear out some shelf space for books that don’t get picked up too often or are too broken to continue to lend out, least far as I understand it. Someone correct me on that if you know things!

I dunno if I’ll be able to go to Day 2, but I got in a good hour at Day 1 (Which is a shorted-Time record for me!) so HERE’S THE LIST!

  1. The Farsala Trilogy 1 – Fall of a Kingdom By Hilari Bell
  2. The Farsala Trilogy 2 – Rise of a Hero By Hilari Bell
  3. The Farsala Trilogy 3 – Forging The Sword By Hilari Bell
  4. The hunger Games 3 – Mocking Jay By Suzanne Collins
  5. Shadowhunters and Downworlders Edited by Cassandra Clare
  6. The Mortal Instruments 1 – City of Bones by Cassandra Clare
  7. The Jaguar Stones 1 – Middleworld By J & P Voelkel
  8. Creating Characters By Dwight V. Swain
  9. Amazing Facts about Ancient Egypt By James Putnam & Jeremy Pemberton
  10. The Arabian Nights (See below)
  11. Hatchepsut; the Female Pharaoh By Joyce Tyldesley
  12. The Complete Tutankhamun; The King, The Tomb, The Royal Treasure By Nicholas Reeves

SO. MANY. BOOKS!

There’s something special about one of them as well! The Arabian Nights is SO OLD that there’s no ISBN Number anywhere. There’s not even mention of an Editor who put the book together to be printed! All I have is the name of the Introduction Person (Orton Lowe) and the Artist (Adeline H. Bolton).

I do have a newer version of Arabian Nights that was a gift from my sister a few years ago now, but there’s something about Older Books like the copy I picked up today, that have no ISBN, that really catches the imagination for me. Imagin how many people have loved this book so much and taken such good care of it, to survive to today! The pages  are turning yellow with time, there’s that old-book smell to it. It’s almost like some kind of magical artifact. ❤

Anyways! Another booksale tomorrow at the library, but again, not sure I’ll be able to go tomorrow. We’ll see. if I do I’ll have another list for you! Until then I think I should backtrack and link up all the bookhauls from libraries and sales that I’ve read, with their book-haul posts c.c; I kinda slacked off on those didn’t I? ^^;

ONWARDS!

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End of the Read-a-thon

Well, the Read-a-thon’s been over for about 20 minuets now, I didn’t manage to finish even one book due to life and poor choices on my part concerning time management, but that’s okay. I DID finish one book, just, not before the Read-a-thon ended XD The review for Spirit of the Wolf By Linda Star Wolf and Casey Piscitelli will be up in a few moments, once I type it up. XD

Congrats to those who finished a book during the Read-a-thon! It was a blast reading with you all!

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Dewey’s 24 Hour Read-a-Thon, BEGIN!

It’s now 8:30am and THE READ-A-THON IS ON!

The read-a-thon started at 8am locally here so yessss, but, y’know, food. Food is good. I’m about to pick up one of my read-a-thon books

  • Spirit of the Wolf By Linda Star Wolf and Casey Piscitelli with Art by Antonia Neshev (111 Pages)
  • Cleopatra, Empress of the Nile By Rom Miller and Sommer Browning (165 Pages)
  • Your Book of Shadows By Patricia Telesco (234 Pages)

I think I’ll go shortest to longest, which meaaaans, Spirit of the Wolf is up first! Ready, Set, Read!


It’s now close to 9:40am and I’m about a quarter of the way through my first book. a must slower read then anticipated, but I shall read on! There’s a lot of interesting info, which is why I’m reading so slowly I think. *shrugs* The artwork is lovely and I’ll have to look back at it after the read-a-thon later to soak it all up. I hope I can finish at least this book today since it’s going a bit slower then anticipated.


10:40 and I’m half-way! Boo-ya! at this rate I should be done is about another two hours with the first book out of the three I’ve chosen. I hope I can keep up this pace!

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24 Hour Read-a-thon and Life!

Wow, Life’s been hammering away at me lately x.x but All is well! and there’s a Read-a-thon coming up! Dewey’s 24Hour Read-a-thon to be exact! You can find out all about it here. I plan to participate with three books of a longer size. Usually the key to these 24 hour reading challenges is Short books, but I want to get these off my ‘to read’ shelf finally, so my Book Choices are:

  • Your Book of Shadows By Patricia Telesco (234 Pages)
  • Spirit of the Wolf By Linda Star Wolf and Casey Piscitelli with Art by Antonia Neshev (111 Pages)
  • Cleopatra, Empress of the Nile By Rom Miller and Sommer Browning (165 Pages)

That’s a grand total of 510 Pages. I think I can get at least two books down. I think I might be able to get most of the third in as well but we’ll see how it goes tomorrow. :3 Good luck to everyone else taking part in the Read-a-thon!

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Book Haul 004 – Two Day Library Sale

A Two-Day long booksale at my local library just ended, so it’s book Haul time! These are the books I got this weekend in no real particular order other then the day I got them.

  1. Star Trek #81 Mudd in your Eye By Jerry Oltion
  2. Harry Dresden #2 Fool Moon By Jim Butcher (Woohoo! I finally own my own copy of a Dresden Book!)
  3. The Hunger Games By Suzanne Collins
  4. Hunger Games #2 Catching Fire By Suzanne Collins
  5. Cleopatra: Empress of the Nile By Rom Miller and Sommer Browning
  6. Benny Imura #1 Rot & Ruin By Jonathan Maberry
  7. Benny Imura #2 Dust & Decay By Jonathan Maberry
  8. Benny Imura #3 Flesh & Bone By Jonathan Maberry
  9. Howl’s Moving Castle By Diana Wynne Jones
  10. The Secret Texts #1 Diplomacy of Wolves By Holly Lisle
  11. The Secret Texts #3 Courage of Falcons By Holly Lisle

Next day!

  1. Under My Hat: Tales from the Cauldron Edited By Jonathan Strahan
  2. Vampire Academy #1 By Richelle Mead
  3. The White Assassin By Hilary Wagner
  4. The X Files #6 Skin By Ben Mezrich
  5. The Hunchback Assignments #1 By Arthur Slade
  6. The Hunchback Assignments #2 The Dark Deeps By Arthur Slade
  7. The Hunchback Assignments #3  Empire of Ruins By Arthur Slade
  8. The Hunchback Assignments #4 Island of Doom By Arthur Slade
  9. Teeth Edited By Ellen Datlow & Terri Windling
  10. Goblin Wars #1 Tyger Tyger By Kersten Hamilton
  11. Dead City #1 By James Ponti

Wow! 22 Books in all! A Few I’ve already Read but it’s nice to have them in my Personal Collection now ❤ Though Howl’s Moving Castle is pretty badly beaten. I’ll have to be careful when reading that one, but at least it’s mine! I’ve got a lot of reading to do now. o.o

Bye for now!

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Informational Interview Handbook By Jeff Neil

I received this book from a Goodreads Firstreads Giveaway.

I didn’t find this book helpful at all. There was way too much repetition in the first half of the book and it focused too much on LinkedIn, and the second half I fell asleep while reading, and couldn’t focus over all the repetition to actually read.

The parts I could read, It read like it was supposed to be an e-book of some kind, with things like ‘click here’. And when it referenced color in images, they should have used color in the images instead of black and white.

Seemed more like a pitch for selling services more then a helpful how-to book, and the ‘ways to find people regardless of their settings on LinkedIn’ was just down right scary. People use those settings for a reason after all.

All in all I think I’ll go to another book. This one was just not well written in my opinion, and down right creepy.

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