Monday, January 8, 2018

i know it ain't easy

but why does it have to be so hard?

Monday, January 1, 2018

The LAST Booklog! (of 2017)

And yes, I know it's now 2018... but I'm up late on New Years Eve night, so...... 2017, lol.  Anyways, continuing logging the books I've read.  Again, let me know if you want to know more about any of these books or if I'd recommend them.  Looooots of children's books this time, even more than usual.

Lady Zorro: Blood and Lace
Zorro Vol. 1 Scars (Papercutz graphic novel)
The Mark of Zorro by Johnston McCulley
Young Zorro: The Iron Brand by Jan Adkins
Vampirina Ballerina, Vampirina Ballerina Hosts a Sleepover, and Vampirina at the Beach by Anne Marie Pace
A Madeline Treasury: The Original Stories by Ludwig Bemelmans
Frankenstein: A Monstrous Parody and Frankenstein's Fright Before Christmas  by Ludworst Bemonster
Goosebumps Night of the Living Dummy III and Son of Slappy by R.L. Stine
Baby-Sitters Club Mary Anne and the Library Mystery by Ann M. Martin
Golden Legacy: The Story of Golden Books by Leonard S. Marcus
Cecily G. and the Nine Monkeys by H.A. and Margret Rey
The Complete Adventures of Curious George by H.A. and Margret Rey
Curious George Builds a Tree House, Curious George Subway Train Adventure, Curious George and the Sleepover, Curious George Haunted Halloween, Happy Thanksgiving Curious George, Merry Christmas Curious George, Curious George Christmas Countdown, Happy Hanukkah Curious George, It's Ramadan Curious George, Curious George Goes to a Movie, Curious George Feeds the Animals, Curious George Goes to a Chocolate Factory, Curious George Makes Pancakes, Curious George and the Pizza Party, Curious George's First Day of School, and Curious George and the Firefighters by (or in the style of) H.A. and Margret Rey
The Cat in the Hat/El gato ensombrerado (Bilingual edition) and How The Grinch Stole Christmas by Dr. Seuss 
Contando con Frida by Patty Rodriguez
Goodnight Moon by Margaret Wise Brown
Goodnight Goon by Michael Rex
Fairies 1, 2, 3 by Liza Gardner Walsh
William's Doll by Charlotte Zolotow
The Berenstain Bears and Too Much Junk Food, The Big Honey Hunt, and The Berenstain Bears Give Thanks by Stan and Jan Berenstain
Arthur's Nose, Arthur's Eyes, Arthur's Valentine, Arthur's Halloween, Arthur's Thanksgiving, and Arthur's Christmas by Marc Brown 
Harold and the Purple Crayon by Crockett Johnson
Bedtime for Mommy by Amy Krause Rosenthal
Aurora's Royal Wedding / Ariel's Royal Wedding by John Edwards and Apple Jordan and Sleeping Beauty: A Magic Plan 
Disney Princess Storybook Collection
Cinderella Royal Wedding Look and Find
Jillee Bean and the One Good Thing by Samantha Hollister 
Palace of Lies by Margaret Peterson Haddix 
Super Sons Vol. 1 
A Series of Unfortunate Events The Austere Academy by Lemony Snicket
Minnie's Giant Plan by Diane Namm 
Whobert Whover, Owl Detective by Jason Gallaher 
Swish and Squeak's Noisy Day by Birgitta Sif 
Dinosaur VS Santa by Bob Shea 
A Gift from the Lonely Doll by Dare Wright 
The Polar Express by Chris Van Allsburg 
Santa Calls by William Joyce 
Christmas Around the World by Emily Kelley (this is a newer version than what I read... it does seem different, but I couldn't find the 1986 version I read on Amazon) 
Nutcracker by E.T.A. Hoffman 
A Royal Christmas (Disney Princess) by Lisa Ann Marsoli 
Elena of Avalor Feliz Navidad: A Royal Christmas by Tom Rogers
Sleeping Beauty and Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs: Two Tales and their Histories by Carron Brown 
Mickey Mouse: Mysterious Melody by Bernard Cosey
Star Wars: Star Pilot by Laura Buller 
Lego Star Wars: Free The Galaxy by Himani Khatreja 
Mitzi Tulane, Preschool Detective in The Secret Ingredient by Lauren McLaughlin

Wednesday, December 20, 2017

the most dedicated library volunteer EVER

i'm about to head out into severe wind, some chill, and light rain (the harshest of winter weather where i live lol)  to walk to the library.  gluh, i deserve a medal for this.  though tbh i'm mostly going because i have a dvd due, and i can't afford to pay the late fees lol.  but honestly!! i'm still going, and i'm a great volunteer.

Sunday, December 17, 2017

i have more feelings and i apologize in advance

lately i've felt so disconnected from everyone... so unwanted.  i try not to take certain things personally, because intellectually i'm sure they're not personal, but... it's hard to understand that on an emotional level.  if something hurts, my kneejerk reaction isn't to analyze why it hurts and try to fix that, but to just be sad that i have to be hurt.  and that's kind of pathetic, i don't want to be that way... yet i'm just not... capable of more.  i don't know how to be better than i am.  i don't know how not to care how people treat me.

Thursday, November 23, 2017


I had a nice, lowkey Thanksgiving at home.  It was actually a decent day.  I missed some of the people I couldn't see today (relatives that passed away, live far away, or just... for life reasons) but overall, it was a good day.  Not perfect, but nice... and I'll take it.

Wednesday, November 15, 2017

nano hell (part whatever)

We've made it to the halfway point in NaNo.  I've lost track of my story, written other things in the same document and counted those words, and just plain wished for death, lol.  So everything is right on schedule.

Wednesday, November 8, 2017

Good Books

Continuing to keep track of what I'm reading by making these lists.  It's easier and helpful to me.  :)  Idk if anyone is reading this blog, but if you want me to give my thoughts or opinions on any of these titles, go ahead and leave a comment and I'll do it when I have a chance!

They Drew as They Pleased: The Hidden Art of Disney's Golden Age by Didier Ghez
The Art and Flair of Mary Blair by John Canemaker

Dreams in the Golden Country: The Diary of Zipporah Feldman, a Jewish Immigrant Girl by Kathryn Lasky

Voyage on the Great Titanic: The Diary of Margaret Ann Brady by Ellen Emerson White

The Unicorn Treasury by Bruce Coville

El Deafo by Cece Bell 

Public School Superhero by James Patterson

My Little Pony: Under the Sparkling Sea and My Little Pony: The Dragons on Dazzle Island by Mary Jane Begin

My Little Pony: Glory, the Magic Unicorn

My Little Pony: Seaponies Make a Big Splash! by Bonnie Ventura 

The Art of My Little Pony: The Movie 

Rapunzel's Amazing Hair by Kiki Thorpe

Jack and the Beanstalk and the French Fries by Mark Teague

The Wizard of Oz: The Official 75th Anniversary Companion by William Stillman and Jay Scarfone 

The Case of the Ruby Slippers (A First Kids Mystery) by Martha Freeman 

Room on the Broom by Julia Donaldson 

On Halloween Night by Ferida Wolff and Dolores Kozielski

It Hardly Seems Like Halloween by David S. Rose

No Such Thing by Ella Bailey 

Seeking a Witch by Angela DiTerlizzi

Cat in the Hat Knows a Lot about That: Halloween Fun for Everyone by Tish Rabe

Patty's Pumpkin Patch and Zip! Zoom! On a Broom by Teri Sloat 

The Widow's Broom by Chris Van Allsburg

The Witch who was Afraid of Witches by Alice Low 

The Hallo-Wiener by Dav Pilkey 

Captain Underpants 11 and 12 by Dav Pilkey

Super Diaper Baby 1 and 2 by Dav Pilkey

Dog Man: A Tale of Two Kittens by Dav Pilkey   

Uni the Unicorn and the Dream Come True by Amy Krause Rosenthal

John Gilbert: The Last of the Silent Film Stars by Eve Golden

Walt Disney's Uncle Scrooge: The Seven Cities of Gold and Donald Duck: The Old Castle Secret by Carl Barks

Walt Disney Comics and Stories 75th Anniversary Special 

Walt Disney Comics and Stories Magic Kingdom Collection 

Festival of Bones/ El Festival de las Calaveras: The Little Bitty Book for the Day of the Dead by Luis San Vincente 

Goosebumps Creepy Creatures graphic novel 

Goosebumps Be Careful What You Wish For, Night of the Living Dummy 1 and 2 by R.L. Stine

Walt Disney's Classic Storybook (third edition)

A Series of Unfortunate Events The Bad Beginning, The Reptile Room, The Wide Window, and The Miserable Mill by Lemony Snicket  

Where the Wild Things Are by Maurice Sendak 

Baby-Sitters Club Mysteries Mallory and the Ghost Cat (#3), Dawn and the Halloween Mystery (#17) and Stacey and the Haunted Masquerade (#22) by Ann M. Martin 

Dawn and the Impossible Three (graphic novel) by Gale Galligan and Ann M.Martin

The Mask of Zorro by Frank Lauria 

Zorro Unmasked: The Unofficial History by Sandra Curtis

Wonder Woman Rebirth Vol. 3

Spider-Gwen Vol. 0 and Vol. 1 

The Princess in Black and the Mysterious Playdate by Shannon and Dean Hale

The Josefina Story Quilt by Eleanor Coerr

Sleeping Ugly by Jane Yolen 

The Library by Sarah Stewart 

Disney Nursery Rhymes

Nancy Drew Diaries (Graphic Novel) #2 (The Haunted Dollhouse/The Girl Who Wasn't There) by Stefan Petrucha 

The Day The Crayons Quit by Drew Daywalt 

Magic Tree House: Stallion by Starlight by Mary Pope Osborne 

The Lonely Doll by Dare Wright 

Gryphons Aren't So Great by James Strum, Alexis Frederick-Frost, and Andrew Arnold 

The Little Mouse, the Red Ripe Strawberry, and the Big Hungry Bear by Don and Audrey Wood 

Malala's Magic Pencil by Malala Yousafzai 

The Legend of Sleepy Hollow by Washington Irving, adapted and illustrated by Robert Van Nutt 

The Doll in the Window by Pamela Bianco 

Mummy (Eyewitness Book) by James Putnam

The Frog and Toad Treasury and Days with Frog and Toad by Arnold Lobel