Magical Hopathon Book Reviews

Disney Land Paris

  1. Spy X Family volume 7 by Tatsuyo Endo *****
    Reviewed under the Mythothon post
  2. The Rogue King by Abigail Owen *****
    A huge shout out to Leila for recommending this series! The Rogue King follows 1 of four Phoenix women and their quest to find safety in a society of dragons at war with each other, and who look to use the power of the phoenix each generation. The action, tension, mating, and war in this book made for a great page turner.
  3. Ancient Magus’ Bride Volume 9 by Kore Yamazaki *****
    Reviewed under Mythothon post
  4. Ancient Magus’ Bride Volume 10 by Kore Yamazaki *****
    Volume 10 starts the second story arc for Chise and Elias, while some things have improved for them, they are still learning how to navigate their relationship. This installment introduces us the the Academy Elias will be teaching at and Chise will be auditing classes. Many new characters are introduced which at times is confusing, but it is worth it for the new perspective.
  5. All The Wrong Questions by Lemony Snicket ***
    I have not read a book from Lemony Snicket in a while, so it took a few chapters to re-introduce myself to his writing style. The mystery is intriguing, but what is more intriguing is when will the VFD make their appearance in this series?
  6. Ancient Magus’ Bride Volume 11 by Kore Yamazaki *****
    The second installment in the academia arc is more intense, we see some of the new series regulars appear again. there is a mystery afoot, but who is the villain and who will be the main protagonist? Chise or Elias.
  7. To Right the Wrongs by Sheryl Scarborough
    This sequel feels like it heads off to a bumpy start. The happily ever after from book 1 is more angsty and realistic relationship drama for high schoolers. The book wraps up on a high point, with found family and love.

Mythothon Reviews- Egyptian Mythology

Prompts: Isis

  1. Ancient Magus’ Bride Volume 9 by Kore Yamazaki *****
    Chise and Elias mend their relationship in this installment, and this book wraps up the end of the first story arc.
  2. Who I was with her by Nita Tyndall *****
    The book was difficult to get into at first, I felt that as the reader I was dumped into the middle of a story line and I felt lost. However, after reading further I really felt engaged in the story and the struggles of the main character. It was great to have a LGBTQ protagonist in a young adult book that really discusses coming out, grief, and change.
  3. Found: Read a book you have been anticipating SPY X FAMILY Volume 7 by Tatsuyo Endo *****
    I have been waiting for this volume to come out since I binge read volumes 1-6 earlier this year. I love Anya her pup and all of the mystery and drama/comedy. I look forward to Volume 8!
  4. Broken Wings “Episode” 15 of Loyal to Monsters by Emma Dean *****
    After reading the For Fox Sake books by Emma Dean I have become super invested in the world building and characters she has set up. I love the webtoon episode set up for these characters. The Angel and Hunter romance burns hot throughout the episodes.
  5. High School DXD Volume 6 by Ichiei Ishibumi *****
    Another light novel volume I have been looking forward to reading. This installment follows Rias Gremory and the Demon pawns she created dealing with a plot to overthrow the tense peace that was found in the last book.

Short Break from Work

I was originally scheduled to take some time off to see a friend and Johns family. However, I managed to injure my lower back and have an unidentifiable foot rash. The rash could be a mild case of chickenpox those that are vaccinated sometimes get, contact dermatitis, or folliculitis. So instead of going out I will be staying home and trying to rest for a week before returning to work. Hopefully I am all patched up by the time I return.

Movie and TV from March and April

Movies:

Straight out of Nowhere Scooby Doo Meets Courage

A Cure for Wellness

Knives out

Venom Let There be Carnage

Hotel Transylvania Transformania

The Real Guinea Pig

John Wick 3

Get Out

Red

TV:

Star Trek the Next Generation: Season 6

Suzuka

Dr. Pimple Popper

I did not watch as much TV and Movies as I usually do since I have prioritized reading the past few months and I have been easily distracted lately, but here is a taste of what I typically watch.

Two years of blog writing

As of this month, I have spent the last two years working on this blog. Some days are harder than others, making content and finding balance. Other days I can write a weeks worth of content in an hour. I aim to keep to the title of this page and give a dose of myself and my career. Sometimes I succeed more than others, but at the end of the day it is all about finding the balance.

In the coming months I hope to continue my reading reviews, relevant social work topics, and provide support to those who share this profession with me. If you have any content requests feel free to drop a comment below.