Rabbit Reads

I will read almost anything once.

Help me?

Can you guys recc me books that have the MC (or one of the MCs) who's profession is either a psychologist/psychiatrist/therapist or a writer? (It can be both, if you have a book recc like that). It's for a book challenge. I'm currently stumped right now. I just need 4 books. Thanks guys! <3

 

I also have so many reviews to add to this place. I got to get on that. :)

Insomnia (The Night Walkers #1)

Insomnia - J.R. Johansson

At least the stalking wasn't romanticized? (At least I don't think so, but there was quite some blurred fine lines) It was straight up creepy at quite a few points.
The ending was really random tho.
It was a crazy wild ride that I am still freaked out over.
Also there is a lot of narration on rape culture, and I'm not sure if it was done consciously or unconsciously.
The male mc pov was not what I'm usually used to reading when it comes to YA and it seems to be a hit or miss. This was somewhat in the middle. Sometimes I did forget the gender of the MC but that is not necessarily a bad thing.
This book had a few hits and misses, but I did read it in nearly one sitting, so there's that.



I think my brain is fried. I don't even know.

Can We Guess Your Age Based On Your Taste In Books?

I got 22

 

LOL Same decade, but I'm going to be 26. I'm going with close enough for a quick online quiz.

New Guidelines For Readers

Reblogged from Nemo @ The Moonlight Library:
  • It is OK to not read the “it” book.
  • It is OK if you do read the “it” book, no matter what your reason.
  • It is OK to not like the book everyone else seems to adore.
  • It is OK to adore the book everyone else is slamming.
  • It is OK not to finish a book.
  • It is OK to take a month (or more) to read a single book.
  • It is OK to put a book down and come back to it later.
  • It is OK to read Romance novels.
  • It is OK to read Young Adult literature (or Middle Grade literature or Children’s literature) when you are an adult.
  • It is OK to not read Young Adult fiction.
  • It is OK to purchase a new book even if you still have some unread books sitting at home.
  • It is OK to only get books from your library.
  • It is OK to read ebooks only.

 

As for what is not OK? Shaming other readers for their reading habits.

 

-Reblogged from Book Riot.

Update (On Pg 23)

Insomnia - J.R. Johansson

I can understand where the MC is coming from, having insomnia sucks, and I am enjoying the creative twist of him watching other people's dreams is pretty cool.

If I was in his shoes I would eat a certain type of brownie before bed, because I did that once and it was the best sleep I ever got.

I hate to advocate drugs tho
/hunter s thompson.

Over-all First Listen Thoughts

I liked or LOVED most of the songs.

I wasn’t a really big fan of better than that. The music and the way she sang was awesome, but I wasn't a big fan of the lyrics. I know what she meant, but I wasn’t really into it (at least right now, I may eventually be into this song, I don’t know).

 



I’m happily clapping right now. :D

Solitaire



So much crying right now.

Can't Pin me Down

< 33333

New personal anthem right now!!!





Just Got an Early birthday present...Marina's new cd...So I'm live-blogging it

I'm so off-topic right now, but I don't care.





I mean not all the songs are “dance” type of songs, but Froot and a few other songs are making me dance around my room right now. LOL

But other songs make me wanna cry, because they hit home.



Book of Witchery: Spells, Charms & Correspondences for Every Day of the Week

Book of Witchery: Spells, Charms & Correspondences for Every Day of the Week - Ellen Dugan

Lazy review time. I'm just posting my statuses of these books, because yeah.

 

Yeah, this author is not for me. I read the rest of the ebooks I have of hers, and sad to say it never improves. That is why I took forever to review this, and I didn't mention the other books, because meh and blah.

 

"Not with the weightloss/fitness preachiness and stories now. For fuck sakes. You don't need to ramble on before each spell/ritual. I might even prefer if she doesn't."

 

 "Honestly, you can use witchcraft for anything you want, it's just the way she does it is with a heaping of condescension.

 

Instead of it being like here is an option to help with motivation if you want to lose weight or start a fitness regime. She almost makes it sound like it should be connected to your magic, when it's really not, at least not as important as she makes it out to be. She assumes that if you were over-weight like her, you must have been miserable as she was. Which isn't true.

 

She talks down to her readers, and it's pretty insulting. I got all these books for free, and they are pretty quick reads for me, so I'm just going to read them all, because why not? The first book I read of hers, was mild compared to the others so far.

 

She contradicts herself saying we should do want we want and experiment, but almost only if we follow her rules/guidelines. *Rolls eyes*

 

Her books feel more like personal story-hour than necessary how-tos. I feel like I'm mining for any good material. There is some good/decent stuff but it comes with searching through all the crap. It's sad that this is the edited version, because this is a major new age publisher."

 

"Better than the last book of her's I've read, but still really preachy/condescending. I do like the idea behind this book though."

 

"Also ALL magic is manipulation, even positive/light/white/whatever you wanna call it magic is manipulative, because it manipulates the situation. This is getting annoying. "

 

"I was hoping we could go a whole book without bashing people who hex/curse. Seriously, people have various reasons to do that, and they can be valid. We are not jealous cowards automatically."

 

"So she condemns dabblers, but she dabbles herself? Lol"

 

You can also read my other review on her Protection magick book.

 

She is so unbelievably arrogant, and judgmental. Also insults her fans/readers a lot. I just can't. People talk a lot about Ravenwolf (who deserves it), but this writer seems to get passes. Nah. Not from this witch.

 

I'm 300% done with this writer. BYE.

 




Disabled and Stranded.

Reblogged from Lornographic Material:

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BookLikes is Growing: Scheduled Maintenance on Thursday

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The Dating Game Killer: The True Story of a TV Dating Show, a Violent Sociopath, and a Series of Brutal Murders

The Dating Game Killer: The True Story of a TV Dating Show, a Violent Sociopath, and a Series of Brutal Murders - Stella Sands

Disclaimer: I pretty much did not like this book, so I ranted in my review. There is also bad language. So you have been thoroughly warned. If you loved this book, great! I didn't.

Rating: 2.5 to 3 stars

What I liked:

-The chapters were short, but there were a ton of them. So if I needed to, I could (and I did) take a break between chapters. I dislike stopping mid-chapter, but if a chapter is super long, and I feel like stopping I do. There were some long chapters, but only during key points and trials.

-Erm, I'm sure I liked more things to give it a somewhat 3 star rating. Will come back to this later.

-I did like that she gave background info to not only the killer but the victims and their family as well, but this also turned into a dislike, which I will explain later.

-My favorite quote: "Asked whether or not she [Veronica Thomas, a psychologist hired by the prosecution to interview Alcala] felt that Alcala was evil, Thomas replied, 'Evil is not a psychological term and difficult to objectify. I believe that evil is a moral description, and if you think of people in terms of their ability to put themselves in the shoes of their brother or sister or feel the sadness or pain of hunger or torture, then Alcala is evil. He does not have the capacity to empathize with others. His degree of inhumanity, which was determined by his biology, psychology, and environment, reflects a constant predatory attitude.' "

-Pg 368

What I Disliked:

-This was an emotionally-draining read for me. I'm gonna be honest, I was reading true crime, I expect dark, tragic things, but this book affected me weird, and I'm not sure why either. I think one of the reasons I finished this was because I felt compelled to, because I paid a paperbackswap credit for this.

-When I read True Crime, I expect it to fall in more intellectual/academia than this was written. It felt like it relied to much on emotional manipulation that felt really heavy handed to me. I don't need to be hit over the head with emotions. I already feel a lot of empathy for the victims and their family, I don't need to be constantly hit in the face with it.

-This was written in what felt like to me in a more tabloid/exploitive fashion, which is fine with gossip and the like, but this book sometimes rubbed me the wrong way.

-Also trigger warning for graphic gore/murder scene/and rape, including child rape (though this one was more fade to black then the others).

-I really got annoyed with how the victims were written about. Don't get me wrong, those poor women/girls and their family, my heart goes out for them. I just got irritated with the emphasis put on their all-american looks. How BEAUTIFUL, PRETTY, and PURE and INNOCENT they were. Yes, those poor women/girls and they were pretty and beautiful, but there is more to them than that. There was so much emphasis on the PERFECT VICTIM, that it was just ugh, can you not?



-Near the end of the book, the author included a quote from a defense lawyer, who had to say this:

"It is a rarity in my job. Not all the victims are so nice. I deal with drug dealers. Some people put themselves in a position of vulnerability, but every one of these people [victims] was a really genuine good person."

-Pg 360-361

So much classism. Believe it or not, some people have to work night shift or have a valid reason to be out past what you deem an acceptable hour. Also nice subtle dig at prostitutes who are often victims of violence and popular serial killer victims. I'm sure there are other problematic things to mention in this quote (like race issues, subtly implied again), but I'm getting really angry right now. I bolded the above for emphasis. I guess you are only a good person if you are the PERFECT VICTIM. At least that's what I'm getting from what little context is in the book. EW.



My actual facial expression while reading this.

-There were a lot of random mentioning of other serial killers at that time. It felt random without any cohesion. It was a bit off-topic, imho.

I'm sure there is a lot more to comment on, but my brain is feeling angry at me, so I think that this is enough for now.



I'm 3000% done with everything about this book. BYE.

an un-official read-a-thon?

The Dating Game Killer: The True Story of a TV Dating Show, a Violent Sociopath, and a Series of Brutal Murders - Stella Sands Tiger Eyes - Judy Blume Forsaken (The Otherworld Series) - Kelley Armstrong Artemis Invaded (Artemis Awakening) - Jane Lindskold Level 4: Virus Hunters of the CDC - Tracking Ebola and the World's Deadliest Viruses - Joseph B. McCormick, Susan Fisher-Hoch, Leslie Alan Horvitz

I'm going to have a read-a-thon tonight. Not an official one, though you are welcome to join me lol.

 

I have been neglecting my reading, so I want to do some no-pressure reading. I might take breaks to do other things but I want to focus on reading tonight. :D

 

 



Most likely my breaks will be playing Pokemon FireRed on my Gameboy Advance.



I REGRET NOTHING. >:D LOL

ETA (3/18/15): I've read a total of 155 pages yesterday!

Terry Pratchett

Reblogged from Spare Ammo:

 

Terry Pratchett

1948-2015

 

my face
my face

This is me. IRL. 

 

This was taken on valentine's day on a whim. I love this picture of me. So I felt like sharing.  :D

 

So If you ever wanted to know what Rabbit looked like, well, now you know. LOL :D

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