Character Dating Profile | Bout of Books 19


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!

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!


Happy reading!

Bout of Books 16 Challenge: Favorite Heart-Stoppers

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Today, a challenge! The prompt for today is to list your five favorites. Five favorite books, favorite characters, favorite whatevers. You pick, just list your top five. I chose heart-stoppers because when a book has that element, that ‘I need to put this book down because I need to go and restart my heart’ element, I tend to looove those books. So if you’re looking for a book or series that will send your heart into palpitations, look no further! And as a side-note. I’m going to list entire series instead of individual books. That way, you can’t guess when the moment(s) will hit you. 😛

5. Death Note by Tsugumi Ohba

Death Note, Vol. 1: Boredom (Death Note, #1)This series, if you haven’t read it, focuses on a young man who comes across a notebook. When you write a person’s name in that notebook, that person dies. This is probably one of the best thrillers I’ve read and manages to keep it interesting for all 12 volumes. There are multiple instances of ‘WHAT WHAT WHY’ in this series, and I highly highly recommend it.



4. The Monstrumologist by Rick Yancey

The Monstrumologist (The Monstrumologist, #1)This series follows the apprentice of a ‘mad scientist’ of sorts, who hunts and documents monsters. This series is gritty, dark and heart-pounding. Don’t read it while you eat because it will put you off your meal. It’s really enthralling and I wasn’t able to put it down.




3. Saga by Brian K Vaughan and Fiona Staples

Saga, Volume 1I keep wanting to say ‘and this series is another good one that you should read’ because they all are, dammit. If you haven’t read this one, it follows two beings – one from a planet and the other from its moon, who have a child together. Unfortunately, the planet and the moon have been at war for years, and this child is sought after by both sides. Imagine Star Wars combined with Romeo and Juliet (only with real love). It. Is. Awesome. The art, the characters, the plot twists. Everything. My heart, it goes crazy when I read this one. The artist really knows how to position frames so you get the full-impact of a situation, so your heart jumps into your throat when you see the next picture on the next page. It’s. Wonderful.

2. The Expanse series by James S.A. Corey

Leviathan Wakes (Expanse, #1)This is my newest obsession. It’s been so long since I read a book that made me stop and take a breather so many damn times because I couldn’t stand to read it all without falling into cardiac arrest. This is an action-packed sci-fi thriller horror action adventure space opera with bits of humor and romance thrown in here and there. I loved this book so much that I didn’t mind that it probably took two years off my life reading it. Currently have the second one, gonna hop into it very quickly here.



1. Fullmetal Alchemist by Hiromu Arakawa

Fullmetal Alchemist, Vol. 1 (Fullmetal Alchemist, #1)This series, man. This one. I think this might be my all-time favorite series ever. Maybe. If not, it’s definitely tied for 1st place. This series follows two young boys who through an alchemic disaster lose their body parts – the older brother loses an arm and a leg, and the younger, his entire body. His soul is bound to a suit of armor as a result. After this, their determination to get their original bodies back leads them through a series of events and adventures and conspiracies and danger and… I can’t even sum it up in a way that gives it its due credit.

The plot in this series is so rich, so full of surprises, so intricate, that it still gets my heart going every time I zoom through its 27 volumes. And trust me, you’ll think ’27 is a lot’, but then you’ll finish it and think ’27 is not enough’. This is another series where the author knows how to frame panels to maximize the shock-factor. You read it and you can’t put it down except when you have to for fear of adrenaline causing you to faint. This series. Auuuugh, I cannot stress enough how much you should read this. Just thinking about it makes me want to re-read it for the 6th time.


:”D Happy reading

Bout of Books 15.0 Challenge: Scavenger Hunt

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Hello! This is my entry for the Bout of Books 15.0 Scavenger Hunt Challenge. Well, this is the collection of my entries. My official entries can be found on my instagram, since that’s the preferred platform. But I liked what I came up with, so I’m putting them here too! This challenge was hosted by The Book Monsters and was a lot of fun. :”D So here we go:

Hunt #1: Book Shelves


Hunt #2: A book you’re currently reading/planning to read for Bout of Books


Hunt #3: A Book and a Beverage


Hunt #4: Blue Books


Hunt #5: Cozy Reading Spot


That’s all for today! Happy reading

Bout of Books 15.0 Challenge: Would You Rather

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This is my entry for the “Would You Rather” challenge hosted by Writing My Own Fairytale. This is the second challenge in the Boutofbooks readathon. The first challenge, I did through twitter and if you’re interested, you can find that tweet here.

Otherwise, onto challenge 2!

Would you rather:
Lend books to someone who dog-ears pages or to someone who reads with cheesy Cheetos fingers?

Dog-eared page person for sure. At least I can get the pages straight again. A line in a page is forgivable but cheese dust is just cruel. That still will never come out.

Would you rather:
Be able to meet one character of your choice or meet one author of your choice?

Probably meet a character of my choice. Can’t decide which one off the top of my head, but there are a lot of characters in my character closet that I feel I could be friends with. So one of them. They can draw straws.

Would you rather:
Never be allowed in a book store again or never be allowed in a library again?

Never be allowed in a library again. I love the bookstore too much. Amazon is great and all, but there’s nothing like buying a book of the shelf and sniffing it all car ride home. I mean what.

Would you rather:
Have to choose one of your favorite characters to die in their book or have to pick one of your favorite couples to break up in their book?

Obviously I’d rather have them break up. I mean I know they’re just fictional characters but I’d rather have them be fictionally sad than fictionally die.

Would you rather:
Be required to read Twilight once a year for the rest of your life or The Scarlet Letter once a year for the rest of your life?

This one is hard to answer. I didn’t particularly care for Twilight but I’ve never read The Scarlett Letter. I don’t know if I’d like it or not. So considering I didn’t hate Twilight with a passion or anything and there is still the chance that I would hate The Scarlett Letter, I’m going to pick Twilight. I’ll take the known dislike over the possible hate.

And that’s it! This was a fun challenge. :”D Until tomorrow.

TBR Jar Challenge 2016

Last year, I did the TBR Jar Challenge inspired by Katytastic and this year I’m kinda sorta going to do something similar a little bit.

This year goes as follows:

The prompts for this year will be from the Book Riot Read Harder Challenge and instead of drawing a slip or two from the jar and trying to follow it that specific month, I’m going to read books and then pull slips out that I feel those books fulfill. So I might get it done all within the first six months, I might space it out, I might procrastinate.

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Since the Book Riot Read Harder Challenge has 24 or 25 challenges, I thought it would be easier to do it bit by bit instead of trying to fulfill specific challenges each month. Also, if you read the fine print at the bottom of the challenge image, you can see that a book and fulfill multiple challenges, so that’ll be nice as well!

If you recall in my Reading Resolutions post I made yesterday, my goal is to complete half of this challenge. Gonna try for the whole thing of course, but I’ll be satisfied with half.


And that’s it! Wish me luck and let me know if you’re going to do either that TBR Jar Challenge, the Book Riot Read Harder Challenge or both! Happy reading!



Bout of Books Day 4 Challenge: From Modern to Classic

I like this kind of challenge – there was one in Dewey’s 24hr Readathon along these lines too. Though for the sake of non-repetitiveness, I’m going to choose a book that wasn’t in my list of three books for that challenge (Harry Potter, The Book Thief and Go the F*** to Sleep)

For those not following the Bout of Books Challenges, this particular challenge is to choose a book published 2005 or later that you feel will become a classic, and then state why. And let me tell you, that 2005 publish mark is making this difficult. I’m staring at my shelves trying to find one and each time I do, the publish date is too old. So buh, off to my goodreads to look at all my read books instead of those with me currently. Huff.

Alright, here we go:

Ready Player OneI’m choosing Ready Player One by Ernest Cline. I feel like this is going to end up how The Foundation Trilogy by Asimov is talked about. Classic in its own way, but not really taught in schools unless the class is focusing on scifis anyways. And the reason I choose this one is because: 1) Within the book it’s referring to classics itself by all the 80s pop culture references that have since become classics and 2) the fact that it’s a dystopian. I know, I know. Dystopian =/= automatic classic, but think about it… 1984, Brave New World, Fahrenheit 451.. seeing a trend? And it’s about a teenager dealing with his world and interpersonal relationships while not being a total scumbag about it, perfect stuff for adolescents in school to read about.

Also, it has this ‘futuristic technology’ in it, which may or may not turn out in real life how it is in the book, so that could be another thing to study while reading the book. Either ‘look how close he got it’ or ‘what a goofy idea this guy had’ (I’m guessing the latter, considering it’s 2015 and we still don’t have flying cars. Thanks Back to the Future for the huge let down. :P)

So yes, this is my choice. Would totally want my kid to read it should I ever have a kid.