#ReadThemAllThon TBR Pile

I wanna be the very best
Like no one ever was
To catch them is my real test
To train them is my cause

I will travel across the land
Searching far and wide
Each Pokemon to understand
The power that’s inside

POKEMON, GOTTA CATCH EM ALL!

I am sorry for getting that stuck in your head…..

I have been playing so much Pokemon Go  recently it getting to be an addiction. I am currently level 19, not 100% on my top six, I am halfway to being happy but I digress.

The wonderful lady at ReadatMidnight is hosting the #ReadThemAllThon and even though I have sucked at readathons in the past I am determined to stick with this one! Its Pokemon related!

The ReadAThon runs from Sunday 14th September to Sunday 4th August.

Btw all of the graphics are hers, I still have zero idea how to use photoshop! Also if you have any tip and tricks or know of any tutorials on photoshop please let me know I am a total beginner and I need some serious help!

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The Knife of Never Letting Go by Patrick Ness. This is the first book of the Chaos Walking trilogy, since I adored A Monster Calls by Ness I am hoping to love this as well.

512 pages, possible 51cp

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I have very few books at will make me cry, they just aren’t my type of novel to read per say. I do have Aristotle and Dante Discover the Secrets of the Universe by Benjamin Alire Saenz. It is a contemporary which I am not 100% in love with but it has been on my shelf forever.

357 pages, possible 35cp

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I am generally one to jump off the hype train as it has led me on horrible book adventures. But there is one book series that I haven’t started but everyone seems to adore Cinder by Marissa Meyer. I know don’t shoot.

390 pages, possible 39cp

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I have very few books unread that feature diversity. I know its a sham! I do choose Boy Meets Boy by David Leviathan. It is a shorter book but its pretty much the only one!

185 pages, possible 18cp

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This was another difficult one for me as I have no epic romances in my unread bookshelf but I do have A Great and Terrible Beauty by Libba Bray and its set in the 1800’s so heres hoping there is a romance somewhere in there!

403 pages, possible 40cp

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Does fantasy count as supernatural? Lets say it does! Assassin’s Apprentice by Robin Hobb. I got this for christmas and I know its a start to a massive series so thats fun!

392 pages, possible 39cp

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A Court of Thorns and Roses by Sarah J. Mass. Its a red book cover thats for sure. I am dying to pick this one up so hopefully I will get around to it when the ReadAThon starts!

416 pages, possible 41cp

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For this one I chose Red Rising by Pierce Brown, I have no idea if it is post-apocalyptic. I mean its in space and it has class/race theme so I am assuming it will be post-apocalyptic!

382 pages, possible 38cp

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So there you have it my 8 books that I will hopefully be reading in this ReadAThon. Sweet thanks to Aentee over at ReadatMidnght for hosting this. Go check her out and join her this is ReadAThon!

Also my Pokemon of choice is Oddish, I attempted to make a trainer card but like I said my photoshop skills are horrendous! Tips and tricks welcome below!

Until next time I read a book

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Chelsie xxx

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Beauty Fridays: Cheeky Little Haul.

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I have such a bad time saving money. when I had that book ban it was great apart from the fact that instead of buying books, I bought more makeup and clothes.

Makeup & Skincare

Mario Badescu Facial Spray With Aloe, Herbs, & Rose Water.
$10 

I adore my other products from Mario Badescu, I honestly feel like I will just have my entire skin routine with just this brand one day. Plus I am dying to try out their moisturisers. This is a really refreshing facial spray, I will use this if I need a tad more hydration in the mornings and also you can set your makeup with this, so if I don’t want to use my Urban Decay setting spray I will spritz my face with this. It is also pretty good for taming fly away hairs.

M.A.C Lipstick in the shade Amorous
$36 

I have had this shade before and adored it, also my dog did because he chewed it so badly. So I repurchased it and now I have lost it. I want to cry. I swear I am the worst at losing MAC Lipsticks. This shade is a beautiful plum colour which is so alike many of my other lipsticks. Now I just need to find it!

Lush

So this is where most of my money has gone! I like most people love lush so much I trust them with my life, or at least my skin!

Intergalactic Bath Bomb
$8.95

This is a fairly recent one of theirs and I love it. This will be the 3rd one I have purchased. It turns your bath into a swirling galaxy. I am not 100% sold on the smell but the experience it totally worth it.

Yog Nog Bath Bomb
$6.95 

Christmas in July! Oh how I love Lush at Christmas which makes Christmas in July so wonderful! This scent just brings me back to the time in December when I am trying to take a bath in the middle of summer!

Melting Marshmallow Moment
$4.95 

The smell of this one was following me around all day. If you like Snow Fairy you will love this. It is a bath melt which I have been really into recently, they are so moisturising and creamy. Highly recommend!

You’ve Been Mangoed
$4.95

The price tag gets me so easy! Less than $5 for something that makes your bath so soft and creamy! They get the fruity smells down perfectly. It smells like you are floating on an island of mangos.

Floating Island Melt
$4.95 

Again another bath melt, this one smells like sandalwood so a little more of a grownup scent! Plus I think it has a stick of vanilla in the middle! Again so moisturising and delicious!

H’sian Wen Hua Hair Treatment
$20.50

I didn’t realise that I had used this one before when buying this, the smell isn’t my favourite but if I remember correctly it works wonders. Mum and I are sharing this and since we both have shorter hair it shouldn’t run out too quickly!

I am pretty sure I have bought other stuff from lush I just have used them and I cant remember!

Clothing & Misc 

From Target I got this beautiful light wash demin shirt which is the single softest shirt I have ever worn! It is lovely and I think it cost me $29.
Also from target I got the wicked cool Kitty Travel mug. I needed something to take my coffee & tea into work with me and for $4 it was purrfect. See what I did there?

Until next Friday

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Chelsie xox

Books I need to Finish!

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I have such a bad issue with stopping in the middle of books that I am throughly enjoying, I have absolutely no idea why I do this to myself at all.

My Sister Rosa by Justine Larbalestier.

This book so far is brilliant, I am 150 pages in and I am loving it. It follows a 17 year old boy who just wants to move back to Australia where is his friends are but he is forced to move around the world wit his family. His biggest job is making sure his little sister doesn’t hurt anyone as he believes she is a psychopath. Its very slow burning, which I do like and the pace that we get backstory information is very suspenseful.

Dorothy Must Die by Danielle Paige. 

I am about 150 pages into this and I have put it down twice but the story is so interesting that I do want to keep reading it! This follows Amy who travels into the Wizard of Oz land, but Dorothy is a evil dictator. Fun! The Wicked Witches have to train Amy to take down the crazy Dorothy!

The Raven Boy by Maggie Steifvater. 

I am 160 pages into this brilliant book. It took me forever to pick up this book in the first place but I am so annoyed I started it in my horrible book slump! This is such a unique and amazing story so far and all I hear is amazing things.

Game of Thrones by George R.R. Martin. 

This has been a long time coming, I am on my second round of trying to read this massive book. I am such a fan of the TV series but I really want to read the series! I think the idea that this is my first massive high fantasy series I have ever tried to read is so daunting!

City of Fallen Angels by Cassandra Clare. 

I binged the frist 3 books of this series but this book fell so flat so I put it down. I should pick it back up again but I do know that the next books do get better and better. I just felt so disappointed and I was kind of sick of the two main characters, they are such complainers!

Until the next time I read A book

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Chelsie xxx

Book Buying Ban: Update

Over the past five to six weeks I have been on a book buying ban. The Main reason being that I spend too much money on books, money that needs to go on more important and adult life things. However boring that may seem I did save some money which is pretty great!

I had three rules going into this ban.

  1. I had two books I wanted to buy, Outlander and A Long Way To A Small Angry Planet. Both of which I did not buy because I couldn’t find the right covers.
  2. I was still able to buy graphic novels. Which I did for the most part.
  3. I can buy books I have already read but don’t own on my shelf.

So I adhered to these rules very well. I didn’t buy a single book and it wasn’t as difficult as I thought it would be. I haven’t entered a book store in a long time and I avoided the book sections in department stores.

Everything went surprisingly well and according to plan!

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Except for one fact, I haven’t read anything in the past month and before that I read maybe 2 books. My main reason to do this was also to get some major reading done and to get my TBR back to a smaller pile. It hasn’t shifted. Ive tried everything to get out of my book slump, I followed all of the suggestions!

My ban was successful in some cases but in others I feel like I have failed. I will the lift the ban for now, I can go and buy any book my heart desires, any suggestions? I have been out of the loop for a while.

Until the next time I read a book

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Chelsie xx