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It’s been a while!

Wow. Well.

It’s been a while since I blogged here, but I have an excuse! Several, in fact.

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The main thing is that I have been Adulting, which means trying to organise bills, get money to pay bills, and generally working hard. I’ve been working on my WIP, handling my new diet (I turned Vegan and oh my god I didn’t realise how lactose intolerant I was before this) and health regime.

It’s been a struggle over the last two months, but generally I feel a lot more positive and stronger because of the hard amount of work I’ve done. I’ve had good news, some bad news, but overall it’s been worth it.

The bad news is mostly my reading slump – starting new books only to get brain-drained and end up wanting to do nothing but sleep before bed, rather than read. But since re-reading Vicious (on the last 30%!) I’m hopeful my slump will recover and I can review more books.

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I recently finished Final Draft, of which I should review for you all. And I’m still going strong on my editing services! I now provide proofreading, so if anyone would like proofreading or developmental edits let me know.

The website where most of the information is at is here – https://jadewritesbooks.wixsite.com/mysite-1

Doesn’t it look pretty?! I love the background.

Thanks for bearing with me, all, and I look forward to discussing books and writing with you all again!

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April 25: Favorite Fandom Items

 Whether it’s something you own or something you are lusting after, what are some of your favorite fandom items/merch/memorabilia? Your picks don’t all have to be from the same fandom!

Bookmarks

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I have a LOTR and a Six of Crows bookmark and I LOVE THEM. I got them free, but there’s nothing better than seeing quotes from my favourite books when I’m reading something new. It re-affirms my love of reading.

Clothes / T-shirts

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I adore, ADORE, clothes and t-shirts with fandoms. I want an Ursula one, a Captain America one, I already have a Hulk one I designed myself, Placebo, MCR, Muse, Tornado Chasers, Arwen, Smeagol, Harry Potter, lots of Broadway shows, but gooodddddd I need more.

Scarves

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I received a LOTR scarf for a secret santa last year and I ADORE it. I love my scarves, it just seems to add to my look, so I adore prints that are from my favourite media.

Anything Candle!

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I ADORE candles in the first place but there’s nothing as satisfying as sniffing candles based on the Dregs, or Slytherin House, or places in the books… it’s a good job they’re a little bit expensive or else I would spend everything I had on them.

Bags

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I’ve had a slight obsession with bags since I was little and had to choose satchels for school, but I regret that I haven’t had ANY fandom bags. It’s my ambition to own a disney villains one and a LOTR one, but there’s also the supernatural one with pentagrams on it, and I need more money.

HONORABLE MENTION:

Funko Pops, Phone cases, Prints, Laptop covers

 

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Top 5 Wednesday – Auto-Buy Scifi and Fantasy Authors

Booktube SFF Awards Babble Crossover Topic! — This month’s crossover topic is your auto-buy authors that write SFF.

I’m actually quite finicky when it comes to absolutely adoring authors enough to buy them automatically – mainly because of money – BUT there are a few authors I’m definitely going to buy immediately regardless of monetary status, and some that I will buy fairly soon after publication.

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LEIGH BARDUGO

QUEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEN.

I want her books now. King of Scars duology (? I think?), Ninth House! THEY CAN’T COME QUICK ENOUGH.

I devoured Six of Crows, she’s a wonderful person, and yes. I adore her. I met her when she did her UK tour with Rainbow Rowell and I am officially her loyal subject.

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Top 5 Wednesday – Favorite Jokesters

— In honor of April Fools (a bit late but hey, I don’t control when Wednesdays fall), talk about your favorite jokesters, pranksters, and funny characters. 

I love me some funny characters. While I know there’s bound to be more focus on pranksters and jokers on others’ lists, I haven’t really read many of those that spring immediately to mind. So I’m going with the ones who never fail to make me titter or smile with their humour.

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TOP 5 WEDNESDAY – Favorite Teachers/Mentors

March 28: Favorite Teachers/Mentors

 Typically, we read about our protagonist being taught by someone wiser than they, whether is it is a teacher as we know them or more of a supernatural/magical mentor. Talk about some of your favorites! 

Image result for mcgonagallPROFESSOR MGCONAGALL – Harry Potter

Yeah I know technically we’re not allowed, but fack it. I love McGonagall, she deserves to be on this list for “Have a biscuit, Potter” ALONE. Fierce woman needs this top spot.

 

 

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CHRISTOPHER WOLFE – Ink and Bone

A highly enigmatic teacher, doesn’t want to be there but fights tooth and nail for what he believes in. Also he has an adorable husband/partner/I’m not sure if they’re married, but that relationship is amazing and real. He was the best part of the book IMO.

 

 

 

 

Image result for baghra grishaBAGHRA – Grisha Trilogy

This grumpy, acidic woman was so amazing and multi-layered. I enjoyed her presence in the books so much. The little nod towards her in the Language of Thorns via the Darkling made me well up.

 

 

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MR WEDNESDAY – American Gods

Ok so slightly unreliable mentor? But an important guide all the same. The way he teaches Shadow and brings him out of the depths is really fun to read, and the fact he’s so unpredictable makes him extra dynamic.

 

 

 

 

GANDALF THE GREY –  LOTR

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ULTIMATE WIZARD.

I prefer him to Gandalf the White, but his sacrifice and gentle pushing of people in the right places is just… textbook mentor.

 

 

 

 

 

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TOP 5 WEDNESDAY – Sci-fi and Fantasy in Other Media!

March 21: Favorite Science Fiction & Fantasy in Other Media – Booktube SFF Awards Babbles Crossover Topic!

— This month’s babbles crossover topic involves our favorite SFF outside of books (like movies, tv shows, games, anime, etc.)

*DONS FANTASY CAPE*

HERE I COME TO GIVE YOU TOP 5 OF SCI-FI AND THE TOP 5 OF FANTASY.

CAUSE I CAN’T DECIDE.

Ok I’ll use my inside voice now.

FANTASY

PRACTICAL MAGIC

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