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“Is this the real life? Is this just fantasy?” (A Brief Announcement)

This is going to be a super quick post, but I just wanted to briefly celebrate something.

Yours truly–The Bookish Mutant–now has 100 followers!

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Though I’m not going to do anything fancy here to celebrate, I do want to thank all of you. For sticking around, for liking, sharing, and supporting my posts, and bonding over a shared love of books, among other things. Lots of love to you all 💗💗💗

For consistency’s sake, here’s today’s song:

I recently downloaded Henry Jackman’s score to X-Men: First Class. So far, it’s not my favorite score of all time, but it’s certainly genius in its own way. Even just the addition of an electric guitar and bass to an ordinary orchestra made all the difference. Mutant and proud. ❌

 

Again, thank you all for supporting me/this blog through it all! Have a great rest of your day, and take care of yourselves!

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A Brief Update

Hey there, bibliophiles!

I just wanted to let you know about something really quick. As of this week, I only have one week left until I have to take my dreaded finals.

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So, I’ll be going on a two week hiatus. I’ll try to be back by Friday the 20th, as that’s when I’ll be out of school for Winter Break. So, until then, so long! I promise I’ll make up for my lack of posts over break.

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[tired noises of frustration ensue]

Yeah, sorry, I forgot this week’s Book Review Tuesday. Apologies.

 

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I just had a really busy day yesterday, and I didn’t have too much time at home, so I was unable to crank out a proper review.

Anway, I’ll try to post some more stuff soon.  I’m debating whether or not to review Hellboy (2019) because I’ve got some rather mixed feelings, and I’ve been thinking about a few more Hellboy/Mignolaverse related posts, so hopefully I’ll make up my mind before next week. ¯\_(ツ)_/¯

 

Again, sorry. Have a great day, and please take care of yourselves. 😉

 

 

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This kind of thing has become eerily consistent…I WONDER WHY…*coughcoughHIGHSCHOOLcoughcough*

Yeeeeep. I’ve forgotten another Book Review Tuesday, haven’t I.

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I was working on a school project for a while yesterday, and I felt reeeeally tired for pretty much the rest of the day after that. So, sorry about the lack of the BRT this week. But! Never fear, spring break is coming! I’m not doing too much over break, and as far as I know, I’ll be able to get in the last Book Review Tuesday of March 2019 in then. Not to worry, fellow bibliophiles, I won’t forget next time!

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I’ll also be going to Black Canyon of the Gunnison on Friday, so I’ll try and post some photos from there once I get back. I’ve heard it’s beautiful, and I’m very excited to go for the first time! I’m also hoping to see Captain Marvel over break as well, so I might be able to write a review on that one. SQUEE!

 

Again, really sorry about forgetting the Book Review Tuesday. See you next week! 😉

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Book Review Tuesday (5/15/18)-Defy the Stars

Hey everyone, and welcome to this week’s Book Review Tuesday!

Before I begin, I apologize for posting nothing but BRTs for weeks. I’ve got some fan arts that I’ll probably post this weekend. I also saw Avengers: Infinity War over the weekend, and honestly? I have no tears left to cry. I thought of reviewing it, but I probably wouldn’t get through it without spoiling, like, everything. I know how horrible it feels to have things like that spoiled for me, so I’ll save you the pain. All I’ll say is that I emerged from the theater sobbing.

Now, for the weather.

I’m surprised that I didn’t post a review of this book earlier. I got it at the library a few months ago, and I LOOOOOOOOOOOOOVED IT. And the sequel (Defy the Worlds) is just as good, if not better, and I’ll probably review it some time after this. Enjoy your review!

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Defy the Stars

Since the human race has colonized other planets, tensions have been growing higher and higher. Years ago, Earth would have been the home planet of Noemi Vidal. But now, she is a soldier fighting against Earth, for the planet Genesis. When a mission goes terribly wrong, Noemi becomes trapped on an abandoned enemy ship, the Daedalus. There, she discovers Abel, the most advanced mech ever created, who has been on this ship alone for over thirty years. Despite their previous allegiances, Noemi and Abel know that in order to save their homes, they must join forces. As they venture through the known universe, they discover things that make them question what they previously believed, and uncover secrets that could be fatal in the wrong hands…

 

AAAAAH!

I’m naturally a sucker for fast-paced, sci-fi adventures in space, but this exceeded all expectations. Not only was the world building and plot spectacular, but I LOOOVED the characters. Abel, especially. In this series so far, he’s probably the closest thing I have to a fictional crush. Not quite hot or anything, but he’s just kind of overall lovable, and every scene with him is heartwarming.

Also, I won’t spoil who, but there’s a character that reminds me of Professor Bruttenholm from Hellboy. Just sayin’.

 

Well, I hope you enjoyed my review, and have a great rest of your day!

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Book Review Tuesday (5/7/18)-Exo

Hi, everyone, and welcome to this week’s Book Review Tuesday!

This book was another that I had obtained from the OH SO SACRED LIBRARY (I eternally bow down to thee). My expectations were average (about a six-ish out of ten on my scale). The first quarter or so met my expectations, but then it really picked up, and my rating shot up to about an 8. I’d highly recommend it for anyone who loves sci-fi dystopia…and ALIENS!

Enjoy the review!

 

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Exo

One hundred years ago, we discovered that we weren’t alone. The zhree, a peaceful alien race, chose Earth as an off-world colony, and have helped mankind make many technological advances since their arrival. Though most of the human race is tolerant of the aliens, a terrorist group called the Sapience is still intent of removing their mark from the face of the planet.

Donovan Reyes is the son of the Prime Liaison for the zhree, and he works for the government. But after a mission gets sorely out of hand, he lands in the hands of the Sapience, who see him as a vital pawn against the Prime Liaison. Donovan knows that there’s no chance that his father will ever listen to the terrorists, so he must try to escape…and gather as much information as possible about them before they resort to drastic measures…

 

As I mentioned before, I found Exo to be a joy to read! Clever and believable world-building, very realistic characters (to the point that I imagined one of them exactly like Laura Dern*), and a plot that successfully kept me on my toes for much of the book.

Also, on the subject of the zhree, I kind of imagined them a little bit like the Arsians in The Search for WondLa series. Albeit Arsians with more eyes (except for in Loroc’s case), and more advanced technology. *stifles a sob*

 

I hope you have a wonderful rest of your day, and stay cool! (Or warm…depending on the weather. I happened to have made the mistake of wearing a dark blue shirt in 70 degree weather…oof.)

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#15: The last thing you want on your blog is a forgotten Book Review Tuesday. But as it turns out, that might be what you get.

Okay, I had to do that. I regret absolutely nothing…

…except forgetting a Book Review Tuesday. I’m really sorry, it just totally slipped my mind. Also, I won’t be able to do a book review next week either, as it will be Spring Break, and I will be in California.

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BUT! Not to worry, everyone!

I’ve got some new fan arts that I’ll compile soon (I’m almost finished with my sketchbook now…) and I will MOST DEFINITELY be doing something on my new favorite movie. Shh…it’s a surprise…

All I’ll tell you is that I’ll never look at hard-boiled eggs the same way.

 

See you soonish…I think? Hopefully? Okay.