Loot Crate Dream Crate

Subscription boxes are IN and if you’re into nerd culture at all then you know Loot Crate. But, if you don’t know: Loot Crate is a subscription box service that provides it’s subscribers with monthly boxes filled with about 4-6 (depending on which crate you choose) “nerd culture” items that fit a selected theme of the month.

There is the original Loot Crate, but recently they started carrying more specific subscription boxes like Loot Anime or Loot Pets.

Well now that you know a bit about Loot Crate, I can tell you about something awesome that happened to me and my blog!

I woke up one morning, groggy, already reaching for a cup of coffee when I checked my phone and realized that…

LOOT CRATE WANTED ME TO BE A PART OF THEIR NEW PROJECT!

The lovely people at Loot Crate are encouraging fans, bloggers, and YouTubers alike to be apart of their Dream Crate project. I was ecstatic to say the least! Instantly, ideas swished and swirled around in my head and I found it hard to narrow it down to just one theme and just a few items that fell into that theme but then it dawned on me…

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October Wrap Up!!

October wasn’t my best month, but hey, it wasn’t my worst month either!

I wanted to read way more horror in October but I was just craving some Sci-Fi apparently. I randomly saw Descender at Barnes and Noble and had to get it because I instantly recognized Dustin Nguyen as the artist and I’m sure you all know how much I love his art style.

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Ready Player One by Ernest Cline
You by Caroline Kepnes
Descender by Jeff Lemire and Dustin Nguyen

STATS:
Pages read: 954
Average pages per day: 30.8
Average time to finish a book: 10.4 Days
Average rating: 4.4 out of 5 stars

September Wrap-Up!!

Holy crap. Has it already been two weeks since September ended? I am so crazy behind on everything and I’m super sorry for that. As some of you probably know, I’m a college student and I’m just trying to graduate as quick as possible, which means taking as many units as humanly possible. But I know, excuses excuses right?

I was pretty much on a comic book bender this month because my lovely friend, Fearless Kurt, helped me acquire a Marvel Unlimited account, YAY!

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Ms. Marvel Vol. 1 by G. Willow Wilson
Ms. Marvel Vol. 2 by G. Willow Wilson
Young Avengers Vol. 1 by Kieron Gillen
Slasher Girls & Monster Boys Edited by April Genevieve Tucholke
All-New Ghost Rider Vol. 1 by Felipe Smith

STATS:
Pages read: 873
Average pages per day: 29.1
Average time to finish a book: 6 Days
Average rating: 4 out of 5 stars

Top 5 Books || #WorldSuicidePreventionDay

I hope most of you out there know that today is World Suicide Prevention Day. It is a day dedicated to let everyone who is dealing with thoughts of suicide to know that You are NOT alone.

Some of you may know that I have dealt with depression and thoughts of suicide for a good deal of my adolescence and well into my adult life. So this will always be a type of “hot topic” for me. I credit a good deal of my recovery process to reading and writing.

While I was trying to escape my own personal world of troubles and anxiety, I found refuge in many different worlds, including some where the main characters were in their own worlds of troubles. That may sound weird right? Reading books about the same things I was trying to escape out in the real world but it helped. I didn’t feel alone anymore. I didn’t feel lost anymore. I felt…like I found a place where I truly belonged.

So today, for World Suicide Prevention Day, I have made a list of 5 books dealing with suicide and mental health that will definitely change your views of the subject.

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If you or anyone you know is thinking about suicide please contact anyone on this list, including me.

Los Angeles Crisis Hotlines:
-L.A. Co. Mental Health/Crisis Line……..800-854-7771
-Suicide Prevention Center (24 Hours)…….213-381-5111
-Suicide Prevention Crisis Center…….310-391-1253 (24 Hours)
-California Youth Crisis Line……….800-843-5200

National Crisis Hotlines:
-National Youth Crisis Hotline 1-800-448-4663
-SAFE (Self-Abuse Finally Ends) 1-800-DONT-CUT, 1-800-366-8288
-Youth Crisis Hotline: Crisis hotline and information & referral for runaways or youth in crisis 1-800-HIT-HOME, 1-800-448-4663
-National Mental Health Assn. Provides free information on specific disorders, referral directory to mental health providers, national directory of local mental health associations 1-800-969-6642 (M-F, 9-5 EST)
-National Institute of Mental Health Information Line: Provides information and literature on mental illness by disorder-for professionals and general public. 1-800-647-2642

 

CLICK HERE for a complete list of Crisis Hotlines

Trust me, you’re not alone.

BookTubeaAThon Wrap Up!!

Booktubeathon was last week and it actually went pretty well. This year was much more rewarding than 2014. Let’s take a look at the challenges again! I didn’t accomplish all of the challenges but I was close! I completed 5 out of 7, which isn’t too shabby if I say so myself. I was also crazy sick this week. That helped but was also a hindrance, as my eyes sometimes hurt and watered too much for me to read. (Insert sad face here)

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May Wrap-Up!!

I honestly have no real reason why this post is late. I’ve just been lazy and soaking up every bit of vacation from school that I have and its been okay. What is really exciting about my lack of posting, is that I have read so many wonderful books lately! The only downside to that is that I have so many books to catch up on review-wise. But I’d say that’s a happy problem.

Let’s just get to my wrap up though.

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The Isle of the Lost by Melissa de la Cruz
Blood, Ink, & Fire by Ashley Mansour
Monster High by Lisi Harrison
The Ice Dragon by George R. R. Martin
Never, Never by Colleen Hoover & Tarryn Fisher
The 100 by Kass Morgan
The Absolutely True Diary of a Part-Time Indian by Sherman Alexie

STATS:
Pages read: 1,793
Average pages per day: 57.9
Average time to finish a book: 4.4 Days
Average rating: 3.9 out of 5 stars

I feel like that’s a relatively low average rating this month considering how much I liked so many of these books. Hm.