Book Review Sunday

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This was a hard book for me to come up with a rating. I liked it but at the same time I didn’t.

When I talk to friends that have read the series the first question they always ask..

I don’t care about what happened in the book, are you happy with who she ended up with?

If I was going to answer this honestly I would say no.

Don’t worry I am not going to remotely spoil it for you, although I feel it is so obvious and predictable in book 2 that I am not sure why this is even still a question.

Maxon vs Aspen

At the end of book 2, I felt it was VERY clear who America has chosen. I guess it was really only obvious to me because there was still a debate on Goodreads.

Either way I digress, why did I like the book, when I first started reading the book I really felt we would get more answers about the actual society she was living in, who are the rebels? What do they want? What will happen to Maxon? What will happen to Aspen?

Well we get answers to those, but this where the book falls short,I felt the book was moving at a great pace adding lots of intrigue and mystery when

It just ends.

It all just magically falls into place in one perfectly cut out package with no clear cut understanding of how it got there.

This society is broken, there are issues. a society based on corruption and brutality and then it magically resolves?

Well I shouldn’t say it resolves, because in a lot of ways it doesn’t….

Do you see my confusion?

That is why I am having a hard time writing this review, I feel like there should be another book.

Do you find out who America chooses? Yes.

Is it a happy ending? No I don’t think so.

Overall the series is a great series (even if the author is badly behaved) but I guess I feel I wanted a lot more about the society and I wanted to see more resolution.

I will give Cass this, as least she didn’t kill of America… ahem Roth.

Overall I will given this 3.5 stars, it was good, just not what I was hoping for but hey don’t trust me there are many who give it a strong five stars.

Summer Plans

Can you believe Summer is here?

As I sit back and think about the past few months I really can’t believe that it is already May and that this is already an insane year.

I am going to be traveling a lot the next few months and I really just can’t wait for the hot summer sunshine.

Summer is my favorite time of year because yes I am a fan of the hot humid summer air that Texas is known for.  So let’s get to my plans for the summer.

What do I plan on reading this summer?

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It just isn’t summer without a hot Stephen King book, last summer I fell in love with Joyland and judging by the overview of this book, it will be no different.

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I have been a fan of the Stephanie Plum series for years I am one of the few that does think the series needs to come to an end, but I will be very sad when it does. I can’t wait for book 21 of this hilarious series.

As far as books go, those are the only 2 I am dying to read. I know I will read a lot of different books  but these are the two I can’t wait for.

What movies am I most excited about?

When it comes to summer I feel like I am at the movies every single weekend to see movies, often more than one movie.  This summer is no different!

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I am a huge fan of re-tellings, and trust me I can’t wait for this movie. I love that Disney is FINALLY giving the Villian’s more pub and I will be lined up for this movie May 30th.

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When this was teased at the end of Wolverine, I am pretty sure I almost peed my pants. (I am a nerd get over it) I have been waiting very patiently for this movie, and I can’t stress enough how excited I am. Just two weeks. 🙂

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I can’t help it. I loved 21 Jump Street and I feel like I am being un-loyal if I don’t go.

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AS I love everything Vikings…. OBVIOUSLY this is a must see for me 🙂

Also plan on seeing but don’t want to make this post uber long, so I will list them out 🙂
Transformers 4
Snow Piercer (Umm Chris Evans anyone?)
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Dawn of the Planet of the APes
Jupiter Ascending
The Purge: Anarchy (Yes I think there is something wrong with me!)
Planes: Fire & Rescue
Guardians of the Galaxy (Cause Duh!)
The Expendables 3
The Giver
Sin City: A Dame to Kill For

and that rounds up August 🙂

Places I am visiting this summer

Florida 🙂
New York City
Phoenix
San Diego
Hawaii!!!!!

I will expand on those for sure in the future but I am very excited about the upcoming summer

This is going to be a very jam packed Summer and I am so excited it is FINALLY here!

What are you plans & Must Do’s this summer?

Wordless Wednesday

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One of my favorite things

One of my favorite things hobbies is thrift store shopping it is also a way I make money to travel and do things I love.  I will share that with you someday, but I am still working on the perfect formula and not quite there yet.

Anyway, imagine my surprise when I discovered an awesome thrift store 2 miles from my job.

I often bring my lunch to save money but I need to often escape work, so one day I decided to go thrifting and see what I could either

A: Find to make new or;

B: Sell for extra cash (I do want to hike the Inca Trail next year after all)

When I found

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So I ventured inside and found something I haven’t seen in awhile, a “true” thrift store. A lot of thrift stores have jumped on the “Let’s be Green” bandwagon and have shaped their store to be more of a boutique instead of a store that you have to dig to find treasures.

This is one with true thrift prices and one you have to dig to find treasure. I loved it.

My favorite find?

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Sadly I passed on buying it and it is now long gone, but  I am about to have a crazy busy month and really didn’t want to spend the money on me, unless it was something I needed liked shorts.

This shop helps raise money for Plano Community Charity and the shop is ran by volunteers.

Want to volunteer or shop? The shop is located at

2436 Avenue K
Plano, Texas 75074
(972) 578-0399

Here are a few of the pics I took, I used my cell so they may not be the best quality but they are good enough to show what a gem this store is.

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Are you a thrift store lover?

Just escape the cubicle already

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