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Character Dating Profile | Bout of Books 19

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My self-summary:

I, Sesshoumaru, require a mate.

What I’m doing with my life:

Seeking to destroy Naraku, Inuyasha and any other bastard who dares cross me. Also, constant traveling.

I’m really good at:

Cross-country hiking, seeking revenge on my enemies, killing, throwing rocks at small demons

Favorite books, movies, shows, musics and food: 

I, Sesshoumaru, do not have knowledge of ‘movies’, and I, Sesshoumaru, do not eat human food.

The six things I could never do without:

Tokijin, acid claws, acid whip, transformation abilities, thirst for revenge…. and Tenseiga, I, Sesshoumaru, suppose.

I spend a lot of time thinking about:

The deaths of my enemies, where to get long-lasting shoes for walking.

On a typical Friday night I am: 

In the woods, on a trail, or killing something.

The most private thing I’m willing to admit:

I, Sesshomaru, owe nobody explanation.

I’m looking for:

A mate for mating purposes.

You should message me if:

You are a powerful female who doesn’t mind amputees, kids or pets and has a thirst for power.


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And that’s it. I modelled the profile off OkCupid’s profile setup, so that’s where the section headers came from. And if you don’t know the person I wrote about, it’s Sesshoumaru – Inuyasha’s half-brother from the manga Inuyasha. I tried to keep him semi-in-character but I couldn’t help but throw a couple OOC things in there, hawhaw. This challenge was seriously fun – I might make it a semi-regular occurrence on this blog, honestly.

Happy reading!

 
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Posted by on 05/11/2017 in Books, Readathon

 

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Bout of Books 19 | Day 3 Update

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Happy day 4! Today is another work day for me, so we’ll see how much I get done, hawhaw.

For yesterday, I read the following:

A Court of Wings and Ruin: 66 pages.

…which is kinda awful for being at home schmoozing all day. 😛 But hey, it’s still reading, I suppose.

Woot? :”D

 
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Posted by on 05/11/2017 in Books, Readathon

 

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Share Your Shelfie | Bouts of Books 19

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It’s still day 3 of the bout of books readathon! Today’s challenge is to take a shelfie. :”D So I did! I’ve posted it on my instagram as well, should you care to see it (and so I can follow you and like all your book posts, woot)

If you dun have or want to go to instagram, I’m gonna post it here too!

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Happy reading!

 
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Posted by on 05/10/2017 in Books, Readathon

 

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Bout of Book 19 | Day 2 Update

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Welcome to day 3! I got a bit more done in day 2 than day 1 but still not as much as I’d like. But hey, I’m still on track for my ‘read every day’ goal, so I’m okay with it, yo.

Reading completed:

A Court of Wings and Ruin: 81 pages

The Gene: An Intimate History: 25 minutes

I realized yesterday morning that I didn’t include the above audiobook in my TBR… whoops. I’m already about 40% through it, so it’s totally on my TBR. IT COUNTS!! D:


And that’s it! I’m going to half price books today so …. a haul is in my future, hawhaw. Hopefully I’ll get a few graphic novels I can buzz through for this readathon. :”D

Happy reading!

 
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Posted by on 05/10/2017 in Books, Readathon

 

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The Mad Ship by Robin Hobb | Blabber

The Mad Ship (Liveship Traders, #2)The Mad Ship by Robin Hobb
850 pages, mass market paperback
Read Feb 23 – May 7, 2016
Book two in the Liveship Traders trilogy
Spoilery Blabber

“Tomorrow owes you the sum of your yesterdays. No more than that. And no less.”

Every time I read a Robin Hobb book – this is the fifth one I’ve buzzed through now – I get an emotional hangover. This series in particular, I’d even call it an emotional flu.

Since this is a spoilery blabber, I’m going to assume if you’re here you’ve either read it already or don’t care about being spoiled. I’m also going to assume you already know the premise of the series. I’m also going to just write a bunch of thoughts out – this is not a ‘coherent review’. 😛

This book picks up where the last left off – the returning characters are just as despicable and wonderful as before. I grew to like characters I disliked before… and really really hate characters I already hated. Hah.

So the main theme of this book is obviously character development. Sorely, sorely needed character development. And it was wonderful.

Robin Hobb is really good at writing awful characters. I don’t mean awful as in badly written, I mean awful as in I hate them. They feel like real people but they are not people I would get along with. Kennit for instance. That bastard. Never have I despised a character so much that I actually would get angry while reading from their POV. If that isn’t a well-designed character then I don’t know what is.

I hope in book three, Kennit gets knocked down a few pegs. Seriously. So far he’s managed to manipulate Etta, Vivacia and now even Wintrow to his will. Gaaah I want someone to see through his bullshit so badly. He needs good, solid punch to the face.

Another character that went through a lot of character development, but in a positive direction instead of negative was Malta. It’s unfortunate that the loss of her father was what had to trigger it, but it really woke her up to the world around her. Towards the end of the book especially, I really loved her. Her snaps at the satrap were just fantastic. (I hate him too, so it was lovely). It was such a complete turn-around from her character in the first book, which seriously irritated me. I like Reyn too – he’s a decent fella.

This book I noticed spent about as much time away from the liveships as it did with them – about half the POVs weren’t anywhere near the water – it really lent to the largeness of the plot and all of the interesting subplots that I know are going to come together in book three. I seriously liked this book, especially towards the end. I reached an ‘AHHHHH’ moment and kinda buzzed through the ending (after…. taking a two day break to finish my coding project. You have NO IDEA how hard it is to reach the AHHHH part in a book and then put it down to do important schooly things, bleh)

All the subplots are starting to wind together at this point – we now know why it kept jumping to a bit of eel-y things in the water and why some of them seem sentient and others don’t. There’s a dragon flyin’ around and Paragon, darling Paragon, has developed a sense of multiple selves. Paragon I think is my favorite character in this series – he’s just so amusing, I wanna hug him. Granted, he’d likely either punch me in the face or cry hysterically or hug me back. It would really be up in the air. I think that’s why I like his character so much – he’s so out of character all the time that everything is in character. It’s neato. :”D

I will say though – and it’s a thing that I mentioned above – that this book is tiring. It’s so emotionally saturated that it becomes a chore to read it. Not because it’s bad, but because just so much heavy stuff happens to the Vestrit family, I kinda get worn out just reading about it, yeesh.

Rating: 4/5 stars


So yes, overall I dug this book. Made me feel droopy though. And my thoughts, as you can see, aren’t really coherent, hence a spoilery blabber instead of a non-spoilery review. :”D I’m thinking I”ll do a trilogy review on the whole thing once I finish the third book – that one will spoiler-free and more uh… readable instead of a bunch of tangent-thoughts, hawhaw.

Happy reading!

 
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Posted by on 05/09/2017 in Books, Review

 

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Bout of Books 19 | Day 1 Update

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Happy day 2! Day one was a work day for me, so didn’t get much done. But will hopefully do more today!

Reading completed:

A Court of Wings and Ruin: 77 pages

…. and that’s it, hawhaw. More today! Happy reading!

 
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Posted by on 05/09/2017 in Books, Readathon

 

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In Six Words | Bout of Books 19

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Hello, challenge number 1 is underway. 😀 If you’d like to learn more about the bout of books readathon challenges, click here.


In six words:

Guess what! It’s coffee time again.

:”D


 
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Posted by on 05/08/2017 in Books, Readathon

 

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