Friday, January 24, 2020

FanFic Review ~ Because His stars Are In My Dreams by Linn_Linn





Main Pairing: Park Jimin and Jeon Jungkook
Chapters: 27/27
Word count: 183,280

Author’s summaryJimin and Jungkook met at a party and left together. They became boyfriends in the blink of an eye and now they live together in Jimin's apartment. But only after six weeks together, Jimin suspects that something isn't right. Worried and nervous, he tries to reach Jungkook who won't pick up his calls. And when Jungkook comes home in the middle of the night, smelling like lavender, Jimin isn't sure what to think. Friendships will be tested and love will be questioned, that is for sure.

My Thoughts:
Dear god did this one hit in the feels which to be fair this author is known for. However, I found myself just hurting for everyone in this fic from Jimin to Jungkook to Tae to Namjoon and Suga. They all just got put so much through the ringer that I had a hard time not hurting. The only one that I wanted to smack was Tae and then I wanted to hug the poor baby. I really got frustrated with Kook and was so happy with how he finally started to mature in this fic. This author and this story was one of the few that I have read religiously for the entire story. I think I started about chapter 3 and then weekly sat with biting nails and cries of frustration (cliffhangers) until the next week for this story to have the satisfaction I needed to finally breathe and be happy. There is only one other fanfic that I am as obessed about as this story and that is Vanilla Baby I am waiting with baited breathe every week and then I pounce like a woman possessed to read it.

This is one I do plan now that it is complete to go back and read all the way through as a complete story.

30 Day Harry Potter Challenge ~ Day 17


Today Is: 
Day 17: Favorite lesson




Imma have to go with anything to do with Transfiguration. First off favorite professor anyone? McGonagall and then add in that you can literally transform anything into anything sign this muggle up! I am confident it is harder then the movies and books made it sounds as not many of the students were turning themselves into animals nor where they turning other things into pencils or ink when they ran out but dang yo it looked and sounds so fun!!

Explanation of the class
Transfiguration
“Transfiguration is some of the most complex and dangerous magic you will learn at Hogwarts,” she said. “Anyone messing around in my class will leave and not come back. You have been warned.” Then she changed her desk into a pig and back again.
                Professor McGonagall – Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone

Once you got your copy of A Beginner’s Guide to Transfiguration by Emeric Switch, you understood that Transfiguration was more demanding and scientific than many of the other subjects – roughly speaking, the larger the object or being 7you wanted to transform, the harder work it was. Presided over by the strict and no-nonsense Professor McGonagall, the subject covered everything from Switching Spells to Vanishment.

But Transfiguration, once mastered, opens a realm of opportunities. From objects to human beings, anything seems to be possible, if you know your stuff properly. Never forget the time Viktor Krum transfigured his head into a shark.


Day 12: Saddest part of any film/book
Day 13: Snape – good guy who did bad or bad guy who did good?
Day 14: Books or Film?
Day 15: Favorite mythical beast
Day 16: Character I would bring back
Day 17: Favorite lesson
Day 18 : Opinion on Draco
Day 19: Favorite cast member
Day 20: Two people who I ship
Day 21: Opinion on cursed child
Day 22: Opinion on fantastic beast
Day 23: Favorite magical object
Day 24: Favorite defense against the dark arts teacher
Day 25: What could you want the ending to be if you could change it
Day 26: Favorite location
Day 27: Least favorite male character?
Day 28: Least favorite female character?
Day 29: Favorite room at Hogswart
Day 30: Favorite family

Thursday, January 23, 2020

30 Day Harry Potter Challenge ~ Day 16


Today Is: 
Day 16: Character I would bring back




I would seriously bring Fred back. I know that it was needed but honestly while I would bring them all back, I still don’t feel that it was necessary for Fred to die. We as the reader got to watch others, we grew up with die there was no real reason to bring home the point of a close family member dying. We got it! The war was horrible and terrible and had a high price. Fred dying while sad was just another death after awhile and DAMN IT I LOVE THE WEASLEY TWINS. TWINS not single. I loved their dynamic and how they interacted and feed off each other. BRING FRED BACK should have been a petition.


Day 12: Saddest part of any film/book
Day 13: Snape – good guy who did bad or bad guy who did good?
Day 14: Books or Film?
Day 15: Favorite mythical beast
Day 16: Character I would bring back
Day 17: Favorite lesson
Day 18 : Opinion on Draco
Day 19: Favorite cast member
Day 20: Two people who I ship
Day 21: Opinion on cursed child
Day 22: Opinion on fantastic beast
Day 23: Favorite magical object
Day 24: Favorite defense against the dark arts teacher
Day 25: What could you want the ending to be if you could change it
Day 26: Favorite location
Day 27: Least favorite male character?
Day 28: Least favorite female character?
Day 29: Favorite room at Hogswart
Day 30: Favorite family

Wednesday, January 22, 2020

30 Day Harry Potter Challenge ~ Day 15


Today Is: 

Day 15: Favorite mythical beast



OMG, I didn’t even know these existed until Harry Potter and Fantastical Beast but now I truly think that I would not only have one but it would be my familiar LOL. I’m talking about a Niffler I mean check out this description on Harry Potter Wiki: A Niffler was a magical beast with a long snout and a coat of black, fluffy fur. They were attracted to shiny things, which made them wonderful for locating treasure, but that also meant that they could wreak havoc if kept (or set loose) indoors. Nifflers in general are usually harmless.

First off look at that face… how could you not want a platypus mixed with a fluffy puppy who likes shiny things. I mean who doesn’t like shiny things. Add to it the havoc it reeks and how adorable it is when doing so. My goodness the babies in the second fantastical movie were to die for literally.


Day 12: Saddest part of any film/book
Day 13: Snape – good guy who did bad or bad guy who did good?
Day 14: Books or Film?
Day 15: Favorite mythical beast
Day 16: Character I would bring back
Day 17: Favorite lesson
Day 18 : Opinion on Draco
Day 19: Favorite cast member
Day 20: Two people who I ship
Day 21: Opinion on cursed child
Day 22: Opinion on fantastic beast
Day 23: Favorite magical object
Day 24: Favorite defense against the dark arts teacher
Day 25: What could you want the ending to be if you could change it
Day 26: Favorite location
Day 27: Least favorite male character?
Day 28: Least favorite female character?
Day 29: Favorite room at Hogswart
Day 30: Favorite family

Tuesday, January 21, 2020

Book Review ~ The Bat by Jo Nesbo


Title: The Bat
Author: Jo Nesbo
Published: 2013

Summary
Inspector Harry Hole of the Oslo Crime Squad is dispatched to Sydney to observe a murder case. Harry is free to offer assistance, but he has firm instructions to stay out of trouble. The victim is a twenty-three year old Norwegian woman who is a minor celebrity back home. Never one to sit on the sidelines, Harry befriends one of the lead detectives, and one of the witnesses, as he is drawn deeper into the case. Together, they discover that this is only the latest in a string of unsolved murders, and the pattern points toward a psychopath working his way across the country. As they circle closer and closer to the killer, Harry begins to fear that no one is safe, least of all those investigating the case.

Thoughts: 
Okay first off I this book started off so good. I was invested and wanted to know more about Harry, Andrew and the woman that was killed. Then I am not sure where or what happened. We went from oh that makes sense to… scratch my head and a lot of what the ever-loving hell? I just got so lost and found that by mid-way I was done and tired. I didn’t care anymore for Harry or his troubles. I damn sure didn’t care about the big OMG shocker that was supposed to come and yet it did nothing for me. I got to the point that while I figured out who the killer was and was right, I just didn’t enjoy it. The satisfaction was gone by the time we went through all the wallowing in drunkenness and yet WOW magically we pulled out the killer from our drunk ass and POOF we are amazing. So yeah that didn’t turn out the way I thought it would go. And I have to say I was sorely disappointed. I only read this one so that I could find a new series and I really wanted to read the Snowman as it was a movie tie in but, alas I am glad now I didn’t waste my time.

This is not one I would recommend to anyone. I just didn’t like it and was not invested by mid-point. I forced myself to continue to read it as I wanted to finish the book.

30 Day Harry Potter Challenge ~ Day 14


Today Is: 

Day 14: Books or Film?




Books by far. I love the books and I will find I would rather go back and re-read them then to sit down and watch the movie marathon. The books for me bring back a time and place where it was a mad rush to place your order, then stand in line and wait with other people. At midnight the release would happen, and the parties would take place. It felt like when you know who was destroyed in the first book and all the muggles were seen outside celebrating. That’s what the book releases were like. People from all walks of life standing around outside a bookstore waiting to get their copies. Butter beer and dancing happening. Sharing of the books previously released and talking about all the good things. I just feel like nothing would top that. The movies while good (and don’t get me wrong I was at every midnight release) people while excited already knew what was going to happen and therefore didn’t have the anticipation that they did regarding the books. I also remember once a book was released taking off the next day just to curl up and read it all so that you could avoid the spoilers. Then rushing around and talking to everyone about it that maybe had read it. Finding kindred spirits and dissecting the books became almost short of a religion.

The books also have so much detail that the movies couldn’t possibly have put it all in. They were so colorful and written in such a way that you wanted to dive in more and dig up all the information you could. You wanted to join fan forums to discuss spoilers and related topics of what might come. The books are so wonderful that I can’t wait to start to read them to my nephew. 

Day 12: Saddest part of any film/book
Day 13: Snape – good guy who did bad or bad guy who did good?
Day 14: Books or Film?
Day 15: Favorite mythical beast
Day 16: Character I would bring back
Day 17: Favorite lesson
Day 18 : Opinion on Draco
Day 19: Favorite cast member
Day 20: Two people who I ship
Day 21: Opinion on cursed child
Day 22: Opinion on fantastic beast
Day 23: Favorite magical object
Day 24: Favorite defense against the dark arts teacher
Day 25: What could you want the ending to be if you could change it
Day 26: Favorite location
Day 27: Least favorite male character?
Day 28: Least favorite female character?
Day 29: Favorite room at Hogswart
Day 30: Favorite family

Monday, January 20, 2020

30 Day Harry Potter Challenge ~ Day 13


Today Is:
Day 13: Snape – good guy who did bad or bad guy who did good?




While I do think he had good intentions in the end he was a good guy who did A LOT of bad. He was almost obsessive with his love of Lily which then drove him to do some nasty things. Because she excepted Potter he went to the Dark Lord. Because, the Dark Lord killed her he went back to Dumbledore. Dumbledore used him and then it just went downhill from there. He allowed his love for one person to utterly consume him and drown out all the goodness that could have been in him. Now that being said do I think he had a fantastic childhood? Imma go with no but he still could have turned it around and focused on other things. Instead he focused on her to the point he became bitter and angry. So angry that he treated her son like crap and only stepped in when he realized his mistake. His end makes it clear that he was clouded with obsession.


Day 12: Saddest part of any film/book
Day 13: Snape – good guy who did bad or bad guy who did good?
Day 14: Books or Film?
Day 15: Favorite mythical beast
Day 16: Character I would bring back
Day 17: Favorite lesson
Day 18 : Opinion on Draco
Day 19: Favorite cast member
Day 20: Two people who I ship
Day 21: Opinion on cursed child
Day 22: Opinion on fantastic beast
Day 23: Favorite magical object
Day 24: Favorite defense against the dark arts teacher
Day 25: What could you want the ending to be if you could change it
Day 26: Favorite location
Day 27: Least favorite male character?
Day 28: Least favorite female character?
Day 29: Favorite room at Hogswart
Day 30: Favorite family

Sunday, January 19, 2020

30 Day Harry Potter Challenge ~ Day 12


Today Is:
Day 12: Saddest part of any film/book



OMG Dobby and his death. JESUS kill me now. Every time I read it, every time I see it I turn into the biggest ball of feels that anyone person can have. Sometimes I bawl like a baby, other times I just sit there and whimper. But dear God that death was a bit too much for me. Then as if that wasn’t bad enough, they go and kill GREAT people in the final battle and well I’m still to this day a wreck about many of the deaths that happened in this series. Damn it now I want to re-read it.
This book in many ways was a reality check for death and those we love. How would we handle it. How should anyone handle it and worse case what is the aftermath of those deaths and those left behind.

Previous & Upcoming Topics

Day 12: Saddest part of any film/book
Day 13: Snape – good guy who did bad or bad guy who did good?
Day 14: Books or Film?
Day 15: Favorite mythical beast
Day 16: Character I would bring back
Day 17: Favorite lesson
Day 18 : Opinion on Draco
Day 19: Favorite cast member
Day 20: Two people who I ship
Day 21: Opinion on cursed child
Day 22: Opinion on fantastic beast
Day 23: Favorite magical object
Day 24: Favorite defense against the dark arts teacher
Day 25: What could you want the ending to be if you could change it
Day 26: Favorite location
Day 27: Least favorite male character?
Day 28: Least favorite female character?
Day 29: Favorite room at Hogswart
Day 30: Favorite family

Saturday, January 18, 2020

Weekly Reading Challenge Update ~ Week 2


Okay weekly update for my challenges...

I have read 3 books so far in 2020 and am working on book 4 & 5
I have only read from Library Love Challenge 3/24, Cloak and Dagger Challenge 3/25, and Personal Reading Challenge 3/62

Mainly I have been more focused on Fanfiction (big surprise there) I managed to read a few short stories AKA one shots. But I did manage to get 2 new full stories in. I will post reviews of these on Friday. 
for my challenge 5/52
  1. A fic that is less than 10,000 words - Kryptonite by  (just finished 1,219 words)
  2. An abandoned fic - Kiss Me, Kill Me by  (I would really like an ending LOL)
  3. <1 year old fic - Our Place Beneath The Stars by  (the fanfic I never knew I needed)



Personal Challenge of Books to Read: 2/62


  1.        A book by a female author - In the Woods by Tana French (currently reading)
  2.         A book set somewhere you have always wanted to visitThe Bat by Jo Nesbo (Down Under Australia) (new author, Library Love, Cloak and Dagger)

30 Day Harry Potter Challenge ~ Day 11



Today Is: 

Day 11: Favorite Quote



Oh, my goodness almost every quote is a favorite. I do have to say for all the ups and downs of this series and at times I struggle with my thoughts on Dumbledore he does have the best quotes for life as a whole…



Day 12: Saddest part of any film/book
Day 13: Snape – good guy who did bad or bad guy who did good?
Day 14: Books or Film?
Day 15: Favorite mythical beast
Day 16: Character I would bring back
Day 17: Favorite lesson
Day 18 : Opinion on Draco
Day 19: Favorite cast member
Day 20: Two people who I ship
Day 21: Opinion on cursed child
Day 22: Opinion on fantastic beast
Day 23: Favorite magical object
Day 24: Favorite defense against the dark arts teacher
Day 25: What could you want the ending to be if you could change it
Day 26: Favorite location
Day 27: Least favorite male character?
Day 28: Least favorite female character?
Day 29: Favorite room at Hogswart
Day 30: Favorite family

FanFic Review ~ Because His stars Are In My Dreams by Linn_Linn

Because His Stars Are In My Dreams  by  Linn_Linn   Main Pairing: Park Jimin and Jeon Jungkook Chapters : 27/27 Word count :...