Reading Challenge 2016

While I was scrolling through tumblr I saw a post from readsthebooks of a challenge for 2016, so I’m putting the images here, so I can refer to it through out the year. Check out readsthebooks for more book/reading inspiration.

I’m currently picking out what books I plan on reading in 2016 over on good reads. These will be books in addition to the books, comics, and graphic novels that the respective Iggles pick each month.

So far my list is as follows:

  • Station Eleven by Emily Mandel
  • The Assassin’s Blade (Throne of Glass) by Sarah J. Maas
  • The Name of the Wind (The Kingkiller Chronicle #1) by Patrick Rothfuss
  • The Bone Clocks by David Mitchell
  • Between Shades of Gray by Ruta Sepetys
  • The Way of Kings Part 1 by Brandon Sanderson
  • The Rest of Us Just Live Here by Patrick Ness
  • An Ember in the Ashes by Sabba Tahir
  • Starwars: Aftermath by Chuck Wendig
  • Dragon Age: Magekiller Vol. 1
  • I Hate Fairyland #1 by Skottie Young
  • I Hate Fairyland #2  by Skottie Young
  • I Hate Fairyland #3 by Skottie Young
  • I Hate Fairyland #4 by Skottie Young
  • I Hate Fairyland #5 by Skottie Young

My goal last year was to read 20 books, and I read 29, so I think this year I’ll try for 40? I did most of my reading late August through December, so that seems plausible especially with comic books and graphic novels.

If you want to be my friend on goodreads feel free to add me.

Best Games of 2015

I can’t believe 2015 is over! Where did it go?? Last year I did my top 10 best games of 2015, this year I’m going to do my top 5. Not because I played less games but I feel like we got less excellent ones. These games are what I enjoyed, and spent my time playing the most, and I think everyone has their own favorite games of the year weather the game wins prizes or not. Nor do my favorite games have to be published in 2015, sometimes people are late to the party or just really love a game. This list is in no particular order.

Animal Crossing: New Leaf

I know this game came out, what two years ago now? But for the amount of hours I am still putting into it, and enjoying it so freaking much it had to be on the list this year. I started playing animal crossing really hardcore in August, before that I just kinda did whatever I wanted with no rhyme or reason. So now my ambitions are to be like those beautiful towns you see on Tumblr, but with no cheats, which a lot of those towns use, which is ok, to each their own. 🙂

 

Pokemon Omega Ruby / Alpha Sapphire

Omega Ruby & Alpha Sapphire, there were a lot of mixed feelings about these games being updated and released. I was excited because when they first came out, I wasn’t into Pokemon, or video games really. I was so glad to have a chance to play the games.

Dragon Age: Inquisition (DLCs)

Dragon Age: Inquisition was released in November of 2014, and released Jaws of Hakkon, The Descent, and Trespasser as large DLC packs (other “stuff” packs include The Black Emporium, Spoils of the Avvar,  and Spoils of the Qunari). If you haven’t played yet, there are still sales going, please play it! Have all the feels that the rest of the fandom is going through. In September I decided to play Inquisition 100%, get all the achievements do everything you can possibly do. It was so fun. Usually I play the games just to have fun, and for the story. But my 100% play through was challenging and made me love the game even more.

Fallout 4

The much anticipated Fallout 4, while many experienced glitches, I only had a cow on a house, which I found amusing. I very much enjoyed the game. I do think some interface stuff about the pipboy could have used refinement, I also feel that the character you play as was not allowed to be “bad” or “evil” which would have added more dimension to the game. However this was my first fallout game and I love the world and I want to know more about how other places are doing such as the fly over states, or Montana, those could be interesting.

The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt

So I actually have not finished the Witcher 3 yet, I got it for Christmas. I know, I am ultra late to the party. But the game is amazing. It’s like Skyrim, and Dragon Age had a baby. So far I love the story, but I actually wish I could be more snarky, and Geralt is already pretty snarky. My favorite things so far are a) the auto horse riding, such a small thing to be happy about, but its the perfect example of what the horse riding in Dragon Age should have been. b) I like how the game doesn’t really hold your hand, if you don’t want it to. For example, you can do any quest you accept sure there is a level advisory but you haven’t got to listen to it, or you can go exploring and fight random creatures.

Honorable Mentions:

  • Kings Quest (Chapters 1 & 2)
  • Tales from the Borderlands
  • The Sims 4: Get Together

 

 

 

Hip Hip Hooray!

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Happy birthday to me!

I get the pleasure of sharing my birthday with a national holiday, lucky me. In all reality it’s not all that bad, I’m the youngest of my cousins (which were all boys), and an only child. I was also apparently adorable, and a tom boy so I was a favorite, and my mom was amazing and threatened family if they only gave me one present at Christmas then their kid would be treated the same. 🙂 My mom is awesome.

My boyfriend is also amazing because he decided that it was appropriate to celebrate my half birthday as well, so I would truly get a day that was all about me (the true sign of a keeper!).

But I like to treat myself too. Self love ya’ll ❤ So this year I got myself a few things.

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The prints are by Sara Cuervo via Society6, I love Dragon Age, and these two guys are probably among my top 5 characters of all the games so far (Alister, Cullen, Fenris, Varric, and Iron Bull, in case you were wondering).

The candle is called Hip-Hop-Hooray from bella j. which I bought from the Birchbox store (yay Birchbox points!). Each of these candles has a piece of jewelry in it. Or more like a charm. I haven’t found mine yet, but look forward to discovering it. The description for the sent of the candle says “The candle features notes of grapefruit, pineapple, passion fruit, and tart citrus that combines with jasmine petals, green florals, and a hint of musk.” But I mostly smell passion fruit, citrus and musk. Not bad, I actually like it. It’s a light smell not over powering or smelling of perfume.

The last two items are both from Lush, and were part of their Christmas products. The cone is called candy mountain, and the star is called magic wand. Both are bubble bars. I think these are the best deal because you can divide them up and use them multiple times.

Happy Christmas & Merry Birthday!

 

 

My Thoughts on ACAC Collector’s Album

I made a YouTube video! I never make videos but I really wanted to share my thoughts on the Animal Crossing Amiibo Card Collector’s Album. I wanted to because how it’s being advertised is reprieved as one way, when the design of the album is actually different. Hopefully my thoughts help people decided if this is something they are interesting in purchasing or not.