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Who is Carrie? /// The Get to Know Me Tag

I was tagged by a sweetheart known as Fiona over at A Girl Between the Pages . If you aren't following her blog then you should. It's really a wonderful blog and her reviews are some of my favorites. The Basics  Name: Carrie Scarlett Artrip-Sallie Nicknames: Cherry, Scar, and Carrie-Berrie (only my little sister is allowed to call me this lol. I've tried to stop her many times but she just doesn't care). Birthday: 25th of April Star Sign: Taurus Occupation: Freelance writer, part time cashier, I'm also taking some Creative Writing classes. I'm also a full time mum. Busy busy! Looks Hair Color: Brown but is dyed black. Hair length: Well not to give too much info but it comes to the top of my chest, so mid length is a good way to describe it. Eye Color: I have hazel eyes that actually change color depending on two things. What color eye-shadow I'm wearing or my mood.  Best feature: None. Braces: Sadly no, I wish I had them when I was younger because

Manga Monday (6) - Death Note Volume 1 & Music Monday (3)

Light Yagami is an ace student with great prospects - and he's bored out of his mind. But all that changes when he finds the Death Note, a notebook dropped by a rogue Shinigami, a death god. Any human whose name is written in the notebook dies, and now Light has vowed to use the power of the Death Note to rid the world of evil. But when criminals begin dropping dead, the authorities send the legendary detective L to track down the killer. With L hot on his heels, will Light lose sight of his noble goal...or his life? Boredom Light tests the boundaries of the Death Note's powers as L and the police begin to close in. Luckily Light's father is the head of the Japanese National Police Agency and leaves vital information about the case lying around the house. With access to his father's files, Light can keep one step ahead of the authorities. But who is the strange man following him, and how can Light guard against enemies whose names he doesn't know? Manga Breakdown Li

The Crown - Review/Rant

When Eadlyn became the first princess of IllĂ©a to hold her own Selection, she didn’t think she would fall in love with any of her thirty-five suitors. She spent the first few weeks of the competition counting down the days until she could send them all home. But as events at the palace force Eadlyn even further into the spotlight, she realizes that she might not be content remaining alone. Eadlyn still isn’t sure she’ll find the fairytale ending her parents did twenty years ago. But sometimes the heart has a way of surprising you…and soon Eadlyn must make a choice that feels more impossible—and more important—than she ever imagined. Book Breakdown *SPOILER ALERT* The final book in The Selection series is here and it's better than The Heir. Though that isn't saying much. Eadlyn isn't as much of a brat though to me, she still has her moments. My biggest issues with this book is how every problem is handled so quickly and easily. I mean they get so worked up over these problem

Discussion Challenge #2 (Books I've Read & Didn't Like)

So this idea actually came from the link up page for the Discussion Challenge. I know this will be a very controversial post but sometimes I like to stir up trouble. Also, I do just want to say that any of the books I mention, just because I don't like them, doesn't mean they are bad books, everyone has different tastes. One of the books I name maybe your favorite read and that's fantastic! It takes all kinds to make the world go around.  This one I almost didn't even finish. It hard to get through, I just didn't like the main character and her love intrest was rather flat and boring to me. I hate that I didn't love this book as the cover is stunning! It is a very short read so maybe that's why I finished it but sadly it just wasn't my cup of tea. I don't think this is a bad book it just wasn't great and I have no desire to even pick up the next one. Nothing to me felt original, it all was been there, done that. I saw the big twist coming from a

Waiting on Wednesday

Waiting on Wednesday is a weekly meme hosted by Breaking the Spine . The long path to the throne has only just begun for Aelin Galathynius. Loyalties have been broken and bought, friends have been lost and gained, and those who possess magic find themselves at odds with those don't. As the kingdoms of Erilea fracture around her, enemies must become allies if Aelin is to keep those she loves from falling to the dark forces poised to claim her world. With war looming on all horizons, the only chance for salvation lies in a desperate quest that may mark the end of everything Aelin holds dear. Aelin's journey from assassin to queen has entranced millions across the globe, and this fifth installment will leave fans breathless. Will Aelin succeed in keeping her world from splintering, or will it all come crashing down? Expected publication: September 6th 2016 by Bloomsbury

6 Reasons I'd be a Great Heroine

This is actually rather sad as I sat down to do this I got to thinking that I could name so many more reasons I'd be an awful heroine! But I like to be positive so I will just do this topic. Though I am planning to do the other. So be on the lookout for that one. It's going to be pretty funny. 1) I'm not afraid to stand up for what's right. I'm also not scared if the right side happens to be the side with the least chance of winning. In short terms, I'm brave. 2) I've very resourceful. I've come up with some weird things that just happened to work. How? I don't even know. 3) I am pretty good with a very weapons, my father taught me how to use a bow and arrow and recently I've been going to shooting ranges and learning to use a gun, (got to prepare for the zombie apocalypse right?) 4) I'm very stubborn, I don't like giving up or giving in. No matter the cost to myself. 5) I'm a very good leader, back in grade school or high school I wa

Music Monday (2)

Music Monday is a weekly meme hosted by Lauren over at Always Me . The point of this meme is every Monday you share two of your favorite songs from the past week. So here are the songs I've been listening to this week.  I've been listening to a lot of music this past week. Why you might ask? Well, we were fixing up this cute little home we were going to rent. We painted the living room, master bedroom, our daughter's bedroom and part of the guest bedroom. We had yet to get the kitchen when we found out some really bad things about the house that the landlord never told us. Lots of problems actually. So after spending three days cleaning and painting, I had to call the landlord and tell them no. We weren't moving into a place like that and that they should have told us the problems before we even started all this. So we lost the deposit ($1,000) but got the first months rent back. Yeah... I was so upset! We finally found a cute place we liked and could afford but then th

Feature & Follow Friday (#18)

Gain new followers and make new friends with the Book Blogger Feature & Follow! If this is your first time here, welcome! You are about to make some new friends and gain new followers -- but you have to know -- the point of this hop is to follow other bloggers also. I follow you, you follow me, everyone wins. The Feature & Follow is hosted by TWO hosts, Parajunkee and Alison Can Read . The Prompt Ten Reasons You Love Your Fave Genre Answer So in order to answer this question, I have to have a favorite genre. Which I could never chose. I like two so much that I tried to choose between them and failed  every single time. But I can name ten reasons why I love my two favorite genres. I will do five for fantasy and five for paranormal. Fantasy 1) You can create your own world. 2) If you create your own world, you make the rules. 3) Unicorns. Yes, I'm putting that right here. 4) The plot's are almost always amazing! 5) The character development is usually fantastic. Paranorm

Waiting on Wednesday (#23)

This weekly meme is hosted over at Breaking the Spine . Expected Release Date: October 18, 2016 I fell in love with the first book, and I don't usually go for sci-fi but this just blew me away! It was just completely awesome! So of course I'd be waiting for the sequel! Do you know what I'm talking about it yet? Let me give you another hint. Blurb  The highly anticipated sequel to the instant New York Times bestseller that critics are calling “out-of-this-world awesome.”  Moving to a space station at the edge of the galaxy was always going to be the death of Hanna’s social life. Nobody said it might actually get her killed.      The sci-fi saga that began with the breakout bestseller Illuminae continues on board the Jump Station Heimdall, where two new characters will confront the next wave of the BeiTech assault.       Hanna is the station captain’s pampered daughter; Nik the reluctant member of a notorious crime family. But while the pair are struggling with the realities

Top Ten Tuesday (#3)

Top Ten Tuesday is a weekly meme hosted by The Broke and the Bookish . This week's topic is ten books I picked up on a whim. I used to do this all the time. I still do sometimes but most of the time I usually check out books that have gotten great reviews from my fellow bloggers. They haven't let me down yet. I love you guys. But I will go with books I book on a whim, because even though I still have these books and want to read them, I haven't read them all yet. So many wonderful books and so little time. I know you butterflies totally understand that! So this one, I actually find at my local library and I had heard nothing about it but the cover was so freaking awesome and it sounded good. So I got it and I read it. I loved it! This whole series is wonderful! Now I actually own all of it and I have no regrets at all! If you haven't read this series yet you so should! Stunning! I was in Books A Million when I saw this book, this was back when there was only three out

Music Monday (#1)

Music Monday is a weekly meme hosted by Lauren over at Always Me . The point of this meme is every Monday you share two of your favorite songs from the past week. So here are the songs I've been listening to like crazy! I am not really sure why I love this song so much but it just connects with me. This song hasn't been out long but ever since I heard it, a masterpiece! It's K-Pop and if you know me well enough you know I love the old Girls' Generation. Where all nine members were together. I also love Jessica from SNSD and this is her solo! The song is so sweet and uplifting and the beat is cute and catchy and it's so nice to see her in music again. I've missed her stunning voice for so long! I'm going to be listening to this song until my partner can't take it anymore. Sadly it won't let me upload the whole video so here is the teaser! 

L.A. Candy - Review

Los Angeles is all about the sweet life: hot clubs, cute guys, designer...everything. Nineteen-year-old Jane Roberts can't wait to start living it up. She may be in L.A. for an internship, but Jane plans to play as hard as she works, and has enlisted her BFF Scarlett to join in the fun. When Jane and Scarlett are approached by a producer who wants them to be on his new series, a "reality version of Sex and the City," they can hardly believe their luck. Their own show? Yes, please! Soon Jane is TV's hottest star. Fame brings more than she ever imagined possible for a girl from Santa Barbara-free designer clothes, the choicest tables at the most exclusive clubs, invites to Hollywood premieres-and she's lapping up the VIP treatment with her eclectic entourage of new pals. But those same friends who are always up for a wild night are also out for a piece of Jane's spotlight. In a city filled with people chasing after their dreams, it's not long before Jane wak

Waiting on Wednesday (#22)

So by now I'm sure pretty much every blogger as heard of Waiting on Wednesday but just in case, it's a weekly meme hosted over at  Breaking the Spine . Expected Publication: January 10, 2017 This is from the same author as the Splintered series which I might add is freaking amazing! The blurb for this one pulls me right in. I can't wait till next year to get my hands on it! Blurb   This YA novel from New York Times bestselling author A. G. Howard marks the beginning of a new era for fans of the Splintered series. Rune Germain moves to a boarding school outside of Paris, only to discover that at this opera-house-turned-music-conservatory, phantoms really do exist. RoseBlood is a Phantom of the Opera–inspired retelling in which Rune’s biggest talent—her voice—is also her biggest curse. Fans of Daughter of Smoke and Bone and the Splintered series will find themselves captivated by this pulse-pounding spin on a classic tale. Rune, whose voice has been compared to that of an ang

Top Ten Tuesday (Epic Fail)

A weekly meme hosted by The Broke and the Bookish . Ten Websites I Love That Aren't About Books This is such a hard decision as pretty much every website I visit is about books in some way or fashion.... yeah I've got a problem and I don't care. So here is the websites I could come up with that I visit that has nothing to do with books. I hope you guys enjoy my epic fail at trying to come up with websites. I didn't do well at all. 1) Netflix I watch tons of shows on here as does anyone else these days. 2) Hulu Where I watch more TV shows... 3) Google Because pretty much everyone uses Google lol I'm seriously running out of websites... I mean there are ones like Twitter and such but I use that for bookish things.... Oh! Wait! I have a few more! 4) Youtube Where I watch booktubers and other things that aren't bookish.... see told you I'd suck at this lol 5) Pandora I only really use this at work.... but it counts! I'm so counting it! 6) Spotify I really lo

April Wrap Up!

So I didn't get to read a lot during April because lot of things were going on, we were planning to move but that fell through so sadly I am stuck out here in a place I really don't like. Though something cool happened, my local library is hiring! I applied as soon as I saw it! So cross your fingers that I get that job because that would be a dream job and so much better than the one I have now.  Anyway like I was saying before I totally went off the topic, I read only 6 books in April, though three of them weren't really books, just short stories so I read three books... yeah. Sad. But I have already read 3 books this month as of the writing of this post (May 8th), so I'm off to a really good start! How many books did you read last month? Any really good ones? Let me know below. 3 Stars 2 Stars 4 Stars 3 Stars 4 Stars 3 Stars