October Wrap-up And November TBR

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Hey there book lovers!!

This is halloween, this is halloween

Halloween! halloween! halloween! halloween!

Happy Halloween you all!!

-Yeah yeah I know it’s tomorrow but I am celebrating today since tomorrow is  Monday …-

And it’s time for a October Wrap-up! I can’t believe it’s already the end of October…It’s passing so fast >.< But I can’t really complain because… next stop… CHRISTMAS!! ❤ Ah I love this time of the year with the exception of the cold… 😛

This month I read 10 books with one being a manga book and two of them being kind of a re-read. I say kind of because the first time I read those books they were in a different language! I also started one more but I couldn’t end it by the end of the month so it will move to November!

 

So for this month we have:

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  1. Coraline – Neil Gaiman – ★★★½☆☆
  2. The Graveyard Book – Neil Gaiman – ★★★★★
  3. Fortunately, the Milk – Neil Gaiman – ★★★½☆☆
  4. Sense and Sensibility – Jane Austen – ★★★★★
  5. A Wizard’s Forge – A.M. Justice – ★★★★★
  6. Twilight – Stephenie Meyer – ★★★★☆
  7. New Moon – Stephenie Meyer – ★★★★☆
  8. Tim Burton’s Nightmare Before Christmas Manga – Jun Asuka – ★★★½☆☆
  9. Eclipse – Stephenie Meyer -★★★☆☆
  10. The Short Second Life of Bree Tanner: An Eclipse Novella – ★★★★☆

 

For October I read mainly some halloween-y type of books! I read 3 books by Neil Gaiman and I really liked them but I was expecting to like them more… Maybe it’s because they are middle grade books and it’s difficult for me to enter in that spirit 😛 Anyway from all the 3 I can say that I LOVED LOVED LOVED The Graveyard Book! It was beautiful and super creative! And that was also the one I had the higher hopes on!

I read one classic – Sense and Sensibility and I couldn’t have loved it more! I never expected enjoying it this much but now I am much more excited to read some more classics!

A Wizard’s Forge was a book I requested to read in my computer and it’s difficult to read it there because I hate the light but  I was so hooked! I loved it so much! Much probably will be a favorite of this year! Next time I hope I will be able to read them in a kindle – so much easier 😛

And to end this months book I started re-reading the first books of Twilight, I remember really liking them but I never read the rest of them. So I thought Halloween was the perfect time!

This month is difficult to choose a favorite… I really loved The Graveyard BookSense and Sensibility and A Wizard’s Forge. But the one that made me more surprised was definitely A Wizard’s Forge! 

 

– You can check my page: https://bookneeders.wordpress.com/my-2016-reads/ for more information about all the books I read through the year – I will update the list every week with the reviews of every book so make sure you check it out!❤ – and about the books themselves through the links to Goodreads!


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For my November TBR, I already made a list of the books that I want to read because I think it’s the perfect month for some of them. I usually read a bit more “heavy” books in November, don’t really know why but I just enjoy them more…

I will pick up:

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I started Breaking Dawn in October and I will end it this month and conclude the Twilight Saga!

This month I will also read two e-books that I got from NetGalley – The Story Traveler and maybe All that Remains and I think I will finally read the Millennium trilogy! I already saw the movie for The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo but I never read the book so I will read them all this month since I thought the movie was super “heavy” and the books probably too. And hopefully I will see the rest of the movies!

If I can still read Life and Death from Twilight this month I will but I won’t put i in my TBR for now because I don’t think I can since the Millennium Trilogy is quite big.

 

What was your favorite book in October?

What book are you most anxious to read in November?

Hope you all have an amazing HALLOWEEN!

Review: Disney Manga Tim Burton’s Nightmare Before Christmas

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Tim Burton’s Nightmare Before Christmas

Author: Jun Asuka

Publisher: TokyoPop

Genres: Manga, Comics, Children

Pages: 173

Format: ebook

Buy: Book Depository | Amazon

  • Received a copy from NetGalley in exchange for a honest review

Manga publishing pioneer TOKYOPOP brings you a special edition gorgeous hardcover manga based on the classic Halloween masterpiece Disney Tim Burton s Nightmare Before Christmas. A must-have for manga fans, Tim Burton fans, and Halloween fans alike!! Collect this horrifying masterpiece!”

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This book is the exact same of the movie. It talks about Jack Skellington – the pumpkin king – of Halloween Town. He is bored with doing the same thing every year for Halloween. One day he stumbles into Christmas Town, and he loved it and decides to do one himself. He tries to get the resident of Halloween town to help him put on Christmas instead of Halloween but naturally they can’t understand it and they get it quite right.

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I really like this book because the movie is one of my favorites! And I really enjoyed reading it but I still prefer the movie!

The book turns the story way to short and simple and it loses a bit of the magic that you can feel in the movie. And where is the beginning? It started just with Jack being already bored of what he did this halloween but what did he do, where’s the world, the halloween part?

There were a few moments of the book where the lyrics for iconic songs were included to attempt to get some of that energy and power to the book, but it fell so flat and confusing in the same font.

Also I love Sally and in this book because it misses so much we hardly see her happy to see Jack! I mean we all know she is in love with him but we only see her sad in this manga, not the usual strength she has and her being one of my favorite characters was a bit of a let down.

To conclude I really liked the artwork so that’s a plus! It had a lot of detail and it kinda makes that halloween feeling! Also I continue to love the story and I would totally get it just because of that and the fact I love manga, but I wish it would have been bigger and more magical!

Here is some music to enter in the spirit 😀 I love it so much!!

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Have you seen the movie?

What’s your favorite character?