Jackie's Forget Me Nots

No vase can overflow if you never fill it up.

My reading hasn’t been that impressive lately. There is nothing to report as I am struggling just to get through A Court of Mist and Fury. I’m not enjoying it as much as I expected to. Perhaps I’m just in a reading rut? I barely finished The Chosen (Black Dagger Brotherhood #15) by J.R. Ward, which I thought was OK but I DNF’d Arcana Rising. I gave up on Arcana Chronicles series because I decided it wasn’t worth my time anymore. It had to be the YA factor coupled with the narrator’s voice that got on my last nerve. Emma Galvin’s voice sometimes sounds a bit coarse like a brillo pad, although I did like her in Beautiful Disaster by Jamie McGuire.

I started on the Master Cleanse and Sunday will be Day 5 of fasting strictly on freshly squeezed organic lemons, maple syrup, and cayenne pepper. I also do the salt water cleanse in the morning. I’ve done this cleanse before and have had good results. The first time I did it for ten days, and I felt great. This time around I’ve had light headaches, and I developed a stye in my eye, but it is going away. Things like this are to be expected to get better and release toxins out of your body. The reason I’m doing it is that I feel my diabetes is out of control and I want to get my health back. I have type 2 diabetes and DO NOT want to take insulin! So, this is the only way I know that is going to help my diabetes. Already by the first day, I felt ten times better. I have long ways to go, but I intend to stick it out the full 10 days at least. I think the Ketogenic Diet is something to consider especially if you are diabetic.

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I hope everyone is enjoying the Easter weekend. If it isn’t filled with mounds of chocolate, it is mountains of snow that are being dumped on us. Brilliant. I don’t think I can remember it ever snowing on Easter.

What’s new on my shelf this week?

The Chosen (Black Dagger Brotherhood #15) by J.R Ward
Six of Crows by Leigh Bardugo
Shadow’s Seduction (The Dacians #2) by Kresley Cole

From the Library

The Shape of Things To Come by H.G. Wells
Arcana Rising by Kresley Cole

I binge watched The Walking Dead on Netflix and Season 7 broadcast on Youtube. Because of that, I was curious about what Dr. Eugene was reading and I had to get the book The Shape Of Things To Come by H.G. Wells.

S05E05 – Self Help. Eugene is reading H.G. Wells’ The Shape of Things to Come.

I am addicted, and I can’t wait for season 8. I am debating if I should get some graphic novel of TWD. So I went downtown today and learned that HMV Canada has closed all their stores :/ WTH? Where else are we to get movies and Funko pops? I am pissed about that because now I’ll have to get the shit I want online which makes me have to wait even longer for said shit.

I am participating in the Month in Review Challenge

February’s reading slump made me realize how much I ❤ The 100 TV show!

Surviving makes strong warriors out of the hundred, and they are all great characters. My favorite after three seasons is John Murphy because he is tortured the most.

When Murphy is found outside the camp, he is tortured and made a tool by the enemy for biological warfare putting everyone in danger of being contaminated with a sickly toxin.

Ninety-seven years after the destruction of planet Earth, the council of the Sky Crew sends 100 delinquent teens to Earth to test the survivability of the world. They discover Earth is survivable, but they rebel against the Arks elders. Some of them find the strength they never knew they had making heroes and warriors of themselves to save their people.

John Murphy is banished by his friends and tortured by his enemies and is hated by everyone, but he comes back again and again. I love Clarke, but killing Finn, the one who loved her was not ok. It took me awhile to warm up to Bellamy as his decisions weren’t the best for everyone only himself. Octavia falls in love with Lincoln, her kidnapper and grounder, and kind of goes off by herself and learns to fight and kill. I thought after all Octavia did for Lincoln, sacrificing himself was an ungrateful and terrible mistake when he gets shot in the head. This show has great characters with its twists and turns making it incredible. Eg. King Roen of the Ice nation and Lexa Kom tricru. It was exciting to watch, and I miss them all so much. It hurts how badly I miss them.

The Sky Crew’s mission is to get to the ground before the Ark runs out of air. Parts of the ship crashed, but the lucky ones who made it are subjected to many threats and people.  Mountain men, Tree people aka grounders, Reapers, and Ice Nation.

Season 4 The Tinder Box was fantastic!

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Ice Nation is on the move towards the Ark to take it over, but Tyler is bent on killing Roen, the King of the Ice Nation. He almost starts a war, but Bellamy talks him down.
Raven and the crew are in Becca’s Lab when Raven has a seizure. She realizes she has part of Becca’s mind inside her still and is willing to risk her life to save everyone. They uncover a rocket ship, and that is very exciting.
Ilian blows up the Ark. Bastard. I hope both sides execute him for that because Ilian just wrecked their blood oaths/plans. This was an incredible episode, and it will be interesting to see how they plan on getting night blood to save people from dying of radiation poisoning. Apparently, Becca produced night blood in space and Raven is stoked about blasting off in the rocket she found.
Mansion_2x16Since the Ark is gone, they need to find somewhere else to go. I want them to go to A.l.l.i.e.’s mansion or maybe it will be Murphy who decides to hide out there IDK, but it should hold a lot of people. The room is big enough. I hope nothing bad happens to Raven, though. I don’t know how Luna is going to help Skaicru or if the girl (Indra’s daughter), the one who stole the flame will even seek Luna to be the next commander.  Octavia is alive but she is badly hurt, and she needs medical help.  I only hope Sky crew and the Ice Nation can work together just as Clarke envisions.

Was Abby hallucinating Clarke having radiation sickness? Or was Raven projecting? At any rate, Sky Crew needs to work fast if they are to survive the next six months.

Season 4 Trailer on Youtube

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I have been in a reading slump for over a month, so I binged watched The 100, and Vampire Diaries on Netflix.  I didn’t read much in February. However, I LOVED watching The 100! In fact, I am obsessed, and I cannot wait for the next episode which airs next Thursday.
Season 4 The Tinder Box was fantastic! The Ice Nation are on the move to take over the Ark and Tyler is hellbent on killing Roen, The King of the Ice Nation. I mean, who doesn’t want him dead? I don’t. Neither does Clarke.

 

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1f4afTo help me deal with the hangover I purchased The 100 book series, and am currently reading the second book, Day 21, but I have to say the TV show is way better because the characters are better and I miss them <3!

And I found a few of the Vampire Diaries at a local dollar store.

I also picked up Blood Vow by J.R. Ward from the Library because I ❤ the black dagger brotherhood!

There are a lot of books that I would like to read, but as I said, I have not been able to read much of anything.

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Last week Jan 22nd on Jackie’s Forget Me Nots

This week I didn’t watch anything good on Netflix to the variable of Shadowhunter/S2.E4. The directing still sucks.

In Other News

Mary Tyler Moore died. “She could turn the world on with her smile, she could take a lonely day and suddenly make it all seem worthwhile.” Lol, Most of you guys probably don’t remember that show, but I used to watch it. I am still younger than Mary by a short lifetime.

Book News

It felt like time went by so fast this week.
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I got two books from the library, The Arcana Chronicles books 2&3 and made recommendations for some audiobooks hoping that maybe someone else would appreciate listening to the audiobook as well!
I managed my reading challenges and wrote a book review for Endless Knight.

I also bought the most expensive Kindle book I own for $19.99 CDN!

I have another book on hold to pick up at the library tomorrow.I can’t wait for this one. Fateful sounds exciting taking us out to sea.

Fateful

A tragic tale about falling in love on the world’s most infamous ill-fated sea voyage as heroine, Tess, discovers darker secrets that lie beneath the doomed crossing. and a hidden brotherhood that threatens to tear her lover from her forever.

In Food News

I made a salad from a new recipe I found on youtube. It looked good and didn’t taste bad, but it wasn’t great either. I might’ve put in too much almond butter:/
RECIPE!
Salad-
1 napa cabbage chopped
1/4 head of red cabbage chopped
1/4 c carrots shredded
1/4 cucumber diced
2 tbsp raw almonds minced
2 green onions diced
1/4 c cilantro minced
juice 1/2 lime

Dressing-
4tbsp almond butter
1 tbsp coconut amino’s
1/8 tsp (each) garlic & ginger powder
2 tbsp water
1 tbsp maple syrup

Here is a list of book tubers that I liked watching this week.

Subscribe to them and show them some love. I look at their videos because it takes the monotony out of my day.

I hope everyone else’s week was more exciting than mine :/

AuthorLove

Welcome to the Author Love Challenge! The rules for this challenge are pretty straight forward.

  1. Pick an author that you love and wish you’d read more of their books.
  2. Set a goal to read x number of books by that author by the end of the year. You can make your goal to read all their books, but all we ask is that your goal is at least 5.
  3. Announce your participation, author, and goal in a blog post, Goodreads post, FB post, etc. and link up below.Sign up by December 1, 2017.
  4. Have fun finally catching up with a favorite author!

One of my favorite authors is Karen Marie Moning in which I have read all of her books. There have been authors where I liked one of their series but not all of them. One such example is Rachel Vincent. Could not finish Soul Screamers but I enjoyed her Stray series.

There are many books that I would like to read so I am not making any promises that I will get around to reading all on the list I might like to read something from an author I haven’t yet read from. cough Leigh Bardugo.

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I live an uneventful life at the moment.

I watched eight OA segments on Netflix. (I still don’t know what the letters stand for. ‘away’?) Anyway, the “OA” is a girl who has gone batshit crazy. She succeeds in deceiving five others to accomplish her motives to save a ton of people from dying in a school shooting. I don’t know how she knows these things, but she believes herself an angel and that she can heal people by making crazy dance moves. I think she suffers trauma from being kidnapped and held captive for so many years in a basement. The captor/scientist is a cuckoo, and the whole thing is strange. I am intrigued, though. Still, I have no idea what the next episode will bring.

In other news…

I decide to sign up for Netgalley right? Because all’s I want is an ARC for my next favorite read. Ok. It turns out most arcs are e-books, which is, not quite what I expected, but that’s fine. I am a person who usually doesn’t read a book unless I hear lots of good things about it. I don’t get that impression from perusing the selection of titles they had. I wouldn’t want to read any of them. Ok? So, I realize even if there is something I’d like to request, it probably wouldn’t be available in Canada. I decide I can’t be bothered with that; it’s a waste of time and frustration. I’d just as soon wait for a book to be released. I know we can’t always get what we want, but in this case, it just isn’t worth it.
Netgalley did allow me an advanced e-book of Twisted Desire by Sharon Kay from Victory Editing before I canceled my account.

You know what I thought about Twisted Desire?

It reminds me of a comic book without pictures. I could not imagine a thing happening because there were no beautiful pictures to look at, and the writing was awful. You wouldn’t think that from the cover right? In fact, I did not know what I was reading although I tried. hard. It hurt my brain. So much, I could not continue after two chapters. I really couldn’t. That is how bad it was. Sorry!

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I can’t wait to read this duo and ACOTAR series in 2017.

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Paperbacks from The Book Depository

The first installments will be coming in the mail hopefully Monday next week. The Book Depository should have sent me the first two books first. Oh well. I feel like I’m going to enjoy them more. Even though I can’t count Six of Crows towards the 2017 New Release Reading Challenge, I don’t mind. A Court of Wings and Ruin which releases in May of 2017 will count – just as soon as I finish the others: P I should have bought the Six of Crows Box Set Duology because I think the colored sided pages are beautiful. Anyway
What new book did you add to your shelf this week?

I ordered a bunch of books, and one came in the mail today.  ∴ for my TBR shelf.
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Rebel Of The Sands #1

Author Alwyn Hamilton

Add to Goodreads | Buy on Amazon | Book Depository | Audible |
“Tell me that, and we’ll go. Right now. Save ourselves and leave this place to burn. Tell me that’s how you want your story to go, and we’ll write it straight across the sand.”
Dustwalk is an unforgiving, dead-end town. It’s not the place to be sick or orphaned or female. And yet Amani Al’Hiza must call it ‘home.’

Amani wants to escape and see the world she’s heard about in campfire stories.

Then a foreigner with no name turns up, and with him, she has the chance to run.

But the desert plains are full of dangerous magic. The Sultan’s army is on the rise and Amani is soon caught at the heart of a fearless rebellion…

An epic story of swirling desert sands, love, magic and revolution.

 

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Sunday Post is a weekly meme hosted @ Caffeinated Book Reviewer aka Kimberley.

Sunday Post is a weekly meme hosted @ Caffeinated Book Reviewer aka Kimberley.

The Shadowhunter Season II was released, and I had to watch it immediately on Netflix. How many of you have seen it? You may have seen all the Tweets about it. I watched Emma’s discussion about what she liked and didn’t like about it, she talks fast, but I tend to agree with her. “It did not make sense to me!” I don’t remember Clary ever shapeshift into someone else by using a rune. I mean she is the queen of runes, she can do some pretty crazy things with them, but at this point, I don’t think she knew the extent of her powers yet. I should read the City of Ashes again. The movie, I find, is quite cheezy and if you are not familiar with the Shadowhunters from the books, then I think by watching the TV show alone, it will not give you a good background to know what is happening. It’s a shame really because Cassandra Clare’s Shadowhunters deserves just as accurate a depiction as Harry Potter.

Season Two: Episode One-This Guilty Blood

The movie is supposedly loosely based on the City of Ashes and doesn’t stay faithful to the book at all and I don’t have time to compare the film with the books except the thing that stood out the most to me is inside the Institute. I pictured it as a dark dusty old building with lots of character with a cat named Church. NOT a modern dystopia with a ton of guards and people everywhere. That was weird.

What did you guys think about the show?
I like the characters enough, but honestly, I don’t believe they are as good as Lily Collins, Jamie Campbell Bower or Lena Headey. In fact, I find the TV Show actually annoying.

And this guy? Victor Aldertree? What a dickhead

And that Bitch Maria?

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I bought the Tales from the Shadowhunter Academy because of the show I think. It is written from Simon’s POV. Simon doesn’t remember when he was a vampire or before that, because when he was in hell (for lack of a better word) in City of Heavenly Fire, Simon bartered with a demon to take his memories in which case he doesn’t remember his close shadow hunter friends either. The only way to get his memories back is to drink from the Mortal Cup apparently, so Simon enrolls in the Shadowhunter Academy and goes to Idris to train as a shadow hunter. He meets all kinds of characters. The short stories are easy enough but there are a lot of them, and I have yet to finish the book. Anyway, that’s all for this week guys! Stay tuned for Episode Two Season Two airing tomorrow either on Freeform or Netflix for those of us who live in Canada.