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Review: The Rest of Us Just Live Here by Patrick Ness

I received this book for free from the publisher via Edelweiss. This does not affect my opinion or the content of my review.

The Rest of Us Just Live Here


Release Date: August 2015


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What if you aren’t the Chosen One?

The one who’s supposed to fight the zombies, or the soul-eating ghosts, or whatever the heck this new thing is, with the blue lights and the death?

What if you’re like Mikey? Who just wants to graduate and go to prom and maybe finally work up the courage to ask Henna out before someone goes and blows up the high school. Again.

Because sometimes there are problems bigger than this week’s end of the world, and sometimes you just have to find the extraordinary in your ordinary life.

Even if your best friend is worshiped by mountain lions. Keep reading

My Top Six Auto-buy Authors


(TTT is a weekly meme hosted by The Broke and the Bookish)

This is basically a list of my favorite authors because that’s what mostly defines a favorite author of mine. I would read every single book they write no matter what it is about. I would read their grocery lists to be honest. I need a subscription to my favorite authors’ books please!!!


Patrick Ness

If you know me at all, you know that Patrick Ness is my absolute favorite author. I don’t even read summaries of his upcoming books anymore. When I hear about a new book deal, I’m already on my way to preorder it. I’m still a little scared to read his first two books because WHAT IF I DON’T LIKE THEM but I’m definitely going to read them because I’ve never been disappointed in any of his books before.

Maggie Stiefvater

Maggie Stiefvater is definitely on the list of authors that make me read anything, even stories about things I’m sure I won’t like. For example I recently read Lament by her which I was sure of I wasn’t going to like (and I didn’t) but I just had to give it a try. Just as I’m still going to read its sequel because I just have to. The fun thing is, that Maggie gets better and better with every new book and I’m pretty sure there is not going to be a new book again that I won’t like. 

Victoria Schwab

Victoria Schwab doesn’t even need to be on my auto-buy list because she has the most amazing ideas for stories and when I hear about them I want to read them, no matter from which author they are. As I know this though, she obviously is on my list, because there really is no need to read a synopsis because I know I’ll love her next book. Keep reading

Burn Rewrite Reread Tag

“Yes Sana, I want to do this tag. Yes, please tag me. Yes, favorites only please.” I hate myself right now.  Who even makes up a tag that makes you decide which of your favorite books you want to burn? Ok, admittedly it is kind of fun and Sana could have given me even worse options, at least for the first round, but still. I’m just going to pretend this never happened.

Round 1:tag_brr1


I’m really sorry for this but I have to burn Tell The Wolves I’m Home. I love this book and it made me cry like a baby but it has to be one of the three and I just can’t burn any of the other two.


I didn’t want to burn RPO and reread was already taken by Vicious, so rewriting it is. I’m not really sure what I want to rewrite though because I love RPO the way it is. Maybe tune down Wade’s obsession with Art3mis a bit, because it was somewhat creepy (even though I totally understand it because Art3mis is awesome).


There is a reason why this book is on my “read-again-soon-and-often” shelf. It’s one of those books that I reread once a year because the story never gets old and I love Victor Vale so much.

Round 2:


When I first saw these, I was like “Oh, that’s easy. I want to rewrite the ending of The Final Empire and then I…. oh”. NO WAY AM I BURNING MOM OR BLLB! That was the point when I seriously started to question my decision to do this tag.


Well, it had to be one of the three so The Final Empire it is. I just can’t burn any of the other two. I’m sorry Kel, I love you, but I’ll burn this one so that I can pretend that thing you did at the end never happened.


I dunno, I love BLLB, but if I have to choose between MoM and BLLB, it’s BLLB that I want to rewrite. Maybe make it more of a Ronan Lynch book like TDT was because oh boy I would love to be in his head during certain Pynch scenes. (Thanks for not choosing TDT Sana!)


MONSTERS OF MEN, FOREVER AND ALWAYS! This book owns my soul, it’s fucking perfect and there is no chance in hell that I’m gonna burn or rewrite it.


I’m gonna cry over those poor books that got burned now.

I tag Sebastian and Ellie.

Spreadsheets: Conditional Formatting


Conditional formatting is something I only got into recently. I love when my spreadsheets do all kinds of things automatically, especially giving me statistics and pulling certain data from a big sheet. So naturally, because I also like my spreadsheets to look nice, I looked into conditional formatting. The basic usage is pretty simple, but if you want to take it a step further, you need some formulas, so I thought I’ll share how it’s done. Keep reading

Review: The Gospel of Loki by Joanne M. Harris


The Gospel of Loki


Release Date: February 2014



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With his notorious reputation for trickery and deception, and an ability to cause as many problems as he solves, Loki is a Norse god like no other. Demon-born, he is viewed with deepest suspicion by his fellow gods who will never accept him as one of their own and for this he vows to take his revenge.

From his recruitment by Odin from the realm of Chaos, through his years as the go-to man of Asgard, to his fall from grace in the build-up to Ragnarok, this is the unofficial history of the world’s ultimate trickster. Keep reading

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