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March 2018 Fairyloot Unboxing!

Another month another bunch of unboxings! This months March Fairyloot featured a lot of literary “memorable moments” to go with their theme of their two year anniversary! It featured items from Lord of the Rings, Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire, Game of Thrones, and The Mortal Instrument Series. You can view my full unboxing here on my Youtube channel!
First up we received Cork Bunting by Paladone, which if you don’t know what that it is, it is a cork board that you can pin things on. These came in flag shapes!
Secondly we received a Rune Ceremony Scarf by FictionTea Designs and it is absolutely gorgeous
Third was a Goblet of Fire Candle by Paper Flames Candle Co to represent the Triwizard Tournament in harry Potter
Next up was Bilbo’s Birthday Cake Vegan Soap by Geeky Clean that smells like vanilla and strawberry. It looks kind of ombre, but vanilla is not my favorite, so I don’t like the smell that much
I was excited for this Toast to the Warden of the North Hot Chocolate by Eponine as I love hot chocolate!
Our book this month is State of Sorrow by Melinda Salisbury! The book sounds fantastic and the cover is beautiful. I know a lot of people have read it and have enjoyed the book. A couple of people have told me to read this book. There’s magic involved and politics and so much more. The edition received in the Fairyloot box was hardback, and the normal copy is paperback!
I do have to say that living in the US makes this box really expensive compared to others. This was not my favorite box by Fairyloot and is probably my last box by them I’m going to get. I at least canceled the subscription and will by only the boxes that interest me.
Let me know what you think of the Fairyloot Box for this month! I also have put my unboxing video below so that you can see the items! Until next time
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Merry Christmas!!

Merry Christmas everyone!

I hope you have had an amazing day filled food, family, and fun. Eric and I have had a busy couple of days of getting back in town from vacation and heading to my moms to spend Christmas Eve and Day with her. We had a magnificent Christmas and we were fortunate to get some great things from Santa this year!! What did you get this year from Santa? I got two amazing techie things and some other good bookish things as well. You can see my unboxing below! Until next time,

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Book Reviews

Harry Potter and the Cursed Child, J.K. Rowling

Harry_Potter_and_the_Cursed_Child_Special_Rehearsal_Edition_Book_CoverWho else was SUPER EXCITED for another Harry Potter book?! I was!! Me! Over here!! I ordered the book on Amazon Prime Now the night before the release, and it got delivered to me at the 2:00am on the release date! I wish I could have read it right then and there, but I was getting ready for my mother’s quilt show. Instead I read it at work on that Monday, and finished the whole thing in a day!
If you read the epilogue on Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows then you know how our favorite three characters end up after their epic adventures at “Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry”. They have defeated Lord Voldemort at every turn, and now have started their next adventure, the adventure of parenthood. Harry Potter has married Ginny Weasley and Ron Weasley has married Hermoine Granger, and they each have children of their own ready to make their own mark on Hogwarts. This particular story follows Harry and Ginny’s child, Albus Severus Potter. Albus is the most unlike Harry, and he knows it. He is constantly feeling the pressure of being the son of “The Boy Who Lived” and worries that he will never amount to anything like his father. His first concern being which house will he be sorted in to when he arrives at Hogwarts, Gryffindor or Slytherin. Albus feels like his dad is not sharing something with him and sets out to find what is. The only problem is what is has the ability to alter the world as we know it.
I love Harry Potter books, I’ve loved everyone and will continue to love them no matter what. This book is from the play that was on production in London. Obviously the rest of the world was jealous that London was getting more Harry Potter than the rest of us. Due it being from a play it is written just like a play. With line reads, and staging. I still loved reading it, it was like the Shakespeare of magic. The only thing that was confusing to me, which was really a personal problem, were some of the names. Each time I heard Albus, Severus, or something else I imagined the original character in the book and it just confused me a little bit until I got it straight. If you’re a Potter fan get the book!! If you’re just starting out in the WIzarding world, read them from the beginning because there are a lot of references to past books. Until next time,
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90s Born Reader
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The Deathly Hallows: Movie vs. Book

Normally I start off my posts by saying what the novel is about, but if you do not know what Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows by J.K. Rowling is about then SHAME ON YOU!! If you do no know then you have missed out on a whole phenomenon of reading and movies that spread through the world, and into the hearts of every age group.

Before the last movie came out, and after I bought my midnight showing tickets with my friends, I decided that I was going to reread the seventh Harry Potter novel, much like the rest of the world. With the interruption of working at a summer camp, I quickly had to read the whole novel in 4 days. I managed to do it and finished the story the night before the movie came out.

The next day when I went to go to the midnight showing I had the whole story fresh in my mind, and I do believe that was my downfall in enjoying the movie. The movie had a completely different flow than the book did, with parts of the movie not meshing well with the book and wrong lines said that were not in the book. I also believe that the movie did not do a very good job of keeping the tension in the movie that the last few pages of the novel had. By the end of the movie I was not sitting on the edge of my seat understanding all the information that happened.

If I look at the movie separate from the book then yes, it was a very well put together movie, and I quite enjoyed it. I actually took my sister for her birthday because it came out on the same day. The movie did a very good job with the battle and what was going on in there, but it left out a lot of the information, which I thought was the best part of the whole story.

As usual we all have our own opinion and these are my opinion. I plan on seeing the movie again and maybe now that the book is not as fresh in my mind I will be totally engrossed in the movie as I planned. Until next time,

Keep Turning the Pages and in this case Watching the Screens

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Harry Potter v. Twilight…?

I don’t understand people who try to compare the two series and try to say that Stephanie Meyer is trying to be J.K. Rowling. The two series of books are totally different.

Harry Potter is all about a boy who faces death literally in the face at least once a year. He even managed to fake out death when he was baby. As he gets older has to continue facing his worst enemy with his best friends time after time.

So in short Harry Potter is kind of like an adventure story that the whole family can enjoy.

Twilight on the other hand is not about adventure at all. It is about love. Finding that one person in your life who you would die for or give your soul to.

What bothers me the most about people who try to compare them or say someone is copying someone is that they haven’t taken the time to read at least one of the series and so therefore should not have the opinion, and when they make an opinion to someone who has read both of them sound… well…. sound kind of stupid…

Pretty much the moral of what I’m trying to say is read the books and find out for yourself instead of getting it from somewhere else or making preconceived notions. I am a serious fan for both series and will be at every midnight showing I can go to for both of them.

Keep turning the pages! 90s born reader