Favorite Quotes of April 2018 Books

I read alot of books in April. I honestly didn’t think it was going to happen but I surprised myself. Here’s a list of my favorite quotes from each book read. Hopefully it will give you a reason to pick up the book!
Remember this Ren. Sadness alone can’t harm anyone. It’s what you do when you’re sad that can hurt you and those around you.” – Rainbirds

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“I understand that forgiveness is utilitarian, that it is likely even the missing piece in my life, the keystone that will allow me to balance and stabilize and keep the bricks of my life from tumbling down. But I can’t do it. To me it feels false” – The Girl Who Smiled Beads

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“I cannot tell you what to decide, what is best,” he stated. “That is for your heart to choose, Brienna. But I will say this: no matter which path you choose, I will follow you, even unto darkness.”- The Queen’s Rising

“In the silence, Leni wondered if one person could ever really save another, or if it was the kind of thing you had to do for yourself.” – The Great Alone

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“That’s what I love about reading: one tiny thing will interest you in a book, and that tiny thing will lead you to another book, and another bit there will lead you onto a third book. It’s geometrically progressive – all with no end in sight, and for no other reason than sheer enjoyment.”- The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society

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Quarterly Review of Ultimate Book Challenge

Can you guys believe April is almost over? I certainly can’t. Anyway, at the point in which I’m writing this post for you guys, I am 5 books ahead of schedule. To be honest, I’m a little disappointed in that number, I wanted to be further along by now because I know the next couple of months will be busy but it happens.

If you remember, wayyy back in the beginning of the year I wrote a post about the 2018 Ultimate Reading Challenge that I was going to try and complete. While I’ve read a lot of books, some of them I can’t seem to get to count for the challenge, which is a bummer.

Here’s the list of books that do count toward the challenge. You can click on the books for my overall review.

Below these books is a picture of the challenge, it’s not too late to give it a shot!

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TheBookishBox February Fantasy Friendships

It’s hereeeee. TheBookishbox’s fantasy friendships has officially arrived! What was great about this box is that I didn’t even get notified it had shipped, it had just arrived — what an awesome surprise!

Anyway, this box’s theme was Fantasy Friendships and we were told if we were fans of Lord of The Rings, Harry Potter and A Court of Thorns and Roses we would really enjoy this box. I mean, I love all those things so I figured I would give it a try — especially knowing that I’m going to skip the March Box — Cover Lust.

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The box this month had some really cool stuff but I’m starting to think I’ll have to give TheBookishBox a break beyond March. It’s not that I don’t like the stuff but for $30+ a month, I’m not sure the value of the box is really worth that.

I was really excited for the LOTR luggage tag (by The Bookish Shop), I definitely need another one but I can’t use the bath bomb (by Pure Poetry Cosmetics)– I’m allergic so that will be going to a friend.

It’s not that some of the stuff wasn’t awesome, in fact, when I first pulled some out of the box I was excited but then I started looking at everything and wasn’t really sure what to do with it all. Never a good sign — I might try and do a giveaway, so be ready for that!

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I have to admit, this book cover is gorgeous, it’s definitely one of those books I would have picked up because of the cover. It also sounds really good. Another YA Fantasy I’m excited to read. You got a bookplate with it and a note from the author.

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I do like really like these prints by Gabriella Bujdoso but I’m not going to do anything with it until I get all my prints in order and figure out how to display them all. The wand was so cool, I was so excited when I opened it until I saw how long it is. I can’t put that on a keychain (by The Bookish Shop)! I might use it as a Christmas Ornament which means again, it’s just hanging out in storage.

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The Bookish Shop is doing two new things a month in their boxes — a doodle of the them (by Doodles by Christina), which can definitely be fun on those nights I’m bored. The other is the Calendar Print (by Hey Atlas Creative) which is actually a really cute idea — and something I can use.

Other items was the Leviosa Bookmark by The Bookish Shop which is a fun change from paper bookmarks but feels a little flimsy (hopefully it lasts). The ACOTAR pin (by Ink and Wonder) is cute, but I have so many of these themes that I was meh on it as well.

That concludes the February Box, I’m happy I’m taking a break for the next month (and maybe the next one). What did you guys think of this unboxing?

TheBookishBox: Mini Edition Narnia

Hi Everyone! It’s finally here! I have been waiting over a year for a Narnia box by thebookishbox. I’m not kidding, every time they ask what we would be interested in for a box I comment with Narnia. My comments have been heard!

This is TheBookishbox’s “mini-edition” box, which means it’s rather small when it comes IMG_20180203_082023_825.jpgto what you’re getting. It’s just a shirt and one item inspired by The Chronicles of Narnia. While I wanted an entire box (preferably in the Winter) I had to settle for the mini box edition. Luckily, this isn’t the first mini box that they’ve done so I knew what I was getting myself into before I ordered it. The cost is about $24 before shipping but the shipping comes really fast because it’s so small and because it’s delivered in a bag, shipping isn’t as expensive as a box.

I have to admit the candle is of Narnia Woods and it smells divine. It’s like one of those candles that smells like a freshly cut Christmas tree or walking through the woods in the winter, it’s perfect for this time of season and is exactly why I wanted a Narnia themed box near the holidays. I thought the lamppost on the shirt was absolute perfection, I don’t think of Narnia any other way..

While I loved the shirt and candle I’m not sure if I’m ready to buy another mini box at the price. It would have to be something I had been really looking forward to like this theme.

You can find all their bookish goodies here. They already have other mini-boxes available including Hermoine and Outlander.