#ReadersCrossing Reading Challenge

Disclaimer: Nintendo owns Animal Crossing, this is a non-profit reading challenge organized by Aentee. This post is not sponsored.

#ReadersCrossing is a reading challenge created by Aentee, based on the newly released game by Nintendo called Animal Crossing: Pocket Camp. It will take place from December 10 to 31 so we have three whole weeks to complete the challenges. Take a look at Aentee’s post for more info and to sign up.

My favorite theme in the game is Natural so I will be reading five across. Here is my TBR for #ReadersCrossing: 

  • Blessings by Anna Quindlen (set in your country)
  • The Rosie Project by Graeme Simsion (yellow cover)
  • The Color Purple by Alice Walker (classic)
  • The Golden Compass by Philip Pullman (animal on the cover)
  • The Beast is an Animal by Peternelle van Arsdale (wilderness setting)
 
If you would like to more info on the game, here’s mini-review (not sponsored):

Animal Crossing: Pocket Camp is a mobile simulation game where you complete the requests of cute animals, craft items and decorate your campsite as well as visit other player campsites. It’s a pretty addicting game and I’ve been playing it for more than a week now. I used to play Animal Crossing: New Leaf on the DS but not anymore. I like this game better because, first of all, you can be play it on a mobile phone, the animals are in rotation so there are new cute animals to meet frequently. In New Leaf, you are given a town with a few animals that don’t come and go. Unless you go to friends towns. In Pocket Camp, you see other players in different areas and can make friends with them. I’m really enjoying this game so far!

Here’s is my info if you want to be friends in-game:

Readers Crossing

I will be updating my progress and experience earned for #ReadersCrossing on my Twitter and Instagram, so follow me there to keep up to date!

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Nora

November 2017 Reading Wrap Up

In November, I read 3 books. I think after the 13 books I read in October, I was getting a little burnt out. I’m currently reading A Game of Thrones and I’m totally into it!

Here’s what I read in November:

  1. Mary Poppins #1 by P. L. Travers
  2. The Bluest Eye by Toni Morrison. Read my review.
  3. The Bell Jar by Sylvia Plath

What did you read in November?

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Nora

The Bluest Eye Book Review

The Bluest Eye by Toni Morrison is a historical fiction novel, that switches POV between Pecola Breedlove and Claudia (and her sister, Frieda). However, it’s mainly about Pecola Breedlove. I think it is a beautifully written novel, with poetic language. It’s not your typical story that follows a plot but goes back and forth and takes some getting used to. The character development for The Breedlove’s was especially on point. Although Pecola’s story is not a happy one, heinous in fact, I do recommend reading it. A timeless novel by a gifted author.

Have you read The Bluest Eye? If so, what did you think?

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Nora

My 5 Favorite Bookish Computer Games

I love reading books (obviously) and I love video games so naturally, I fell in love with these point-and-click adventure games. These games are so well written that I prefer the game to the graphic novel that inspired them, especially so for the first two, The Wolf Among Us and The Walking Dead.

The Wolf Among Us By Telltale Games

The Wolf Among Us (Telltale Games) – This game is based off a comic book series called Fables where characters from all fairytales live in our world under disguise. I loved the 80’s vibe from the game and although there is a learning curve with the controls, it’s an awesome point-and-click game that got me invested.

The Walking Dead by Telltale Games

The Walking Dead – Season 1 (Telltale Games) – Originally a graphic novel series and then a television series, I never thought a video game could make me cry. I don’t cry easily but this game, this first season made me cry.

Skyrim by Bethesda

Skyrim (Bethesda) – I don’t know how I first found out about Skyrim but I’m so happy I did. I loved playing this and to my surprise, I finished the game. I didn’t complete 100% but I did finish it. There are sword fights and magic and dragons. The scenery and graphics are amazing and of course, chalk full of lore.

Fallout 4 by Bethesda

Fallout 4 (Bethesda) – After playing Skyrim and obsessing with it, I decided to try Fallout 4. I thought it would be fun using guns instead of swords like I did and was very much used to in Skyrim. For me, there was a learning curve with using guns but I had a lot of fun. I love the whole post-apocalyptic dystopian storyline. I love the retro feel and open world to explore as you want, collect as much junk as you want and sell it. It’s very similar to Skyrim in terms of gameplay so I go through phases of playing it.

The Sims 4 by Electronic Arts

The Sims 4 (Electronic Arts) – This is probably the most random from the other games but the reason I like and sometimes it’s hard to play, is that it’s so open-ended. You make anything you want, happen. You can make up your own stories and play them out. It’s also a great tool to write your own stories. You can use it to visualize what your characters look like and a little bit of their personalities.

What are some of your favorite plot-heavy video games?

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Nora

October 2017 Reading Wrap Up

Hello! In October I tried to read 14 books because I would like to read 100 books by the end of the year but I fell one short. But I’m 72 books into 100 books so I’m almost there but if I can’t do it, it’s okay. Here’s what I read in October:

  1. Fahrenheit 451 by Ray Bradbury
  2. Batman: The Complete Hush by Jeph Loeb
  3. Post Office by Charles Bukowski
  4. This Is Just My Face: Try Not To Stare by Gabourey Sidibe
  5. Saga, Vol. 4 by Brian K. Vaughn and Fiona Staples
  6. A Wrinkle In Time by Madeleine L’Engle
  7. A Stranger In The House by Shari Lapena
  8. Saga, Vol. 5 by Brian K. Vaughn and Fiona Staples
  9. James and the Giant Peach by Roald Dahl
  10. The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy by Douglas Adams
  11. Fullmetal Alchemist, Vol. 2 by Hiromu Arakawa
  12. Matilda by Roald Dahl
  13. Push by Sapphire

What did you read in October?

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Nora