A Monday Update (Where I Confuse Myself and Probably Others)

It’s Mondayyyyyyyyy, and I’m trying to force some excitement into here.

An Announcement

If you popped in over the weekend, you probably saw Book Princess Reviews, all nice and normal and looking exactly like it has for pretty much a year and half. Then you might have dropped in on Sunday afternoon and gone, WHAT IS THIS MADNESS. HAS MANDY AND SHA (MOSTLY MANDY SINCE SHA JUST SAID SHE LIKED THE CARROTS THEME and has not lost anything) LOST THEIR BLOG MINDS?

You may have asked yourself a few questions:

  • where is that weird pink flower picture that mandy uses for everything?
  • why are there all of these princess pictures that are all in the same Verve color layout from microsoft word?
  • i feel like there is a new background that JUST WON’T STOP WITH PRINCESS PICTURES??
  • why am i asking these questions in my head in bulleted list format?
  • is this mandy just really talking to herself in her head and using us as an excuse to point out her updates?

What I’m really trying to say is that some changes have come to Book Princess Reviews. Sha, the amazing person that she is, pointed out that some ~improvements~ could be made, especially with the theme, and I saw the lighttttttttttttttt, as Rapunzel would say. It was a total tag team effort with Sha being such a pro with adding the little touches and fixes that might have been small but are just so easy and much needed. Thank you, Sha, and this should be our new website unless one of us goes crazy with princesses again?

So, what do you think? Have we lost our minds – in a good or bad way? Do you like it? Is it easier to navigate? Let us know your thoughts!

Face the book

Sha has started up the Book Princess Reviews Facebook page…which was meant to happen, like, a really long time ago, but Sha will be running it now and she is going to be so brilliant. She is gonna be having some epic princess content on there, so you want to check it out, please do here! She already created the most amazing banner that has me dead and an epic profile pic, so I’m just going to be over here dying over the Facebook page (wait, is that weird since it’s technically for our blog?) This is weird. Just maybe check it out? D:

Also, what kind of content do you want to see on Facebook? Weekly questions, some epic quotes, pretty princess pictures, etc?

A Soul Screaming Addition

I’m not sure who quite came up with the idea first, but Sha and I agreed very quickly that we needed to do some sort of buddy read. We were first brought together by books and stories, so clearly this was the next logical step. I’m not really sure what books we share (and we’re clearly going to be finding out along the way), but we’re going to be starting with literally the book that first got us talking.

my soul to take

I’m not sure if anyone knows this book or not, but Sha and I both agree that this was a little iffy back when we were reading and super enjoying it so we can only imagine just how bad this is going to be when we look back at it. It has about five or six books in this series, so definitely be looking for our trashing reviews/look back of these books that we used to know and love. We’ll see if the fun continues (and if this book was nearly as good as we remember), but expect to start seeing these reviews/interviews/whatever format works the best for us in the next two week as we take on the classic Sha/Mandy series.

Sha also made me promise that I would not DNF no matter what, so, um, this should be interesting since you know me, the DNF queen.

And if it goes well, perhaps we might continue on with our shared books?

The Conclusion of an Era

That’s righttttttttttttttttttttttttt. I have ended an important moment in my life: the X-Files binge. I finishedddddddddddddddddddddddddddddddddd all ten seasons and I’m totally caught up on the two newest seasons. I CANNOT TELL YOU HOW MUCH SUCCESS I AM FEELING.

I know thingsssssssssss. Like, I know know things. I’m not sitting there during this season going, but, like, when did these people die? Because I’m pretty sure they’re alive to ONLY FIND OUT THAT THEY’VE BEEN DEAD FOR TWO SEASONS.

But now I’m left with nothing to watch in my spare time? I’ve already binge watched all I could of Riverdale. I’ve binge watched The Secrets of Crickley Hall (WHICH WAS SO MUCH FANTASTICNESS. I AM DEAD…LIKE EVERYONE IN THE SHOW.) And I tried this show Ghosted and wasn’t feeling it so much.

So now I’m stuck in I don’t know what to watch land….other than to start all over again with The X-Files and continue the neverending cycle. The Neverending Storyyyyyyyyyyyy of Mulder and Scullyyyyyyyyyyy. (omg, this is going back to Book Princess Reviews circa Oct 2016 with the forced humor nonense. i am sorry.)

Currently Reading?

Eh, I’m not. I’m stuck. I’m at the reading stage where there is simply too much to read so I get confused and want to read everything and then end up reading nothing?? My Goodreads Challenge really has become a competition literally with myself so I’m binge reading all of these graphic novels to shove it to the goal that I literally created?

HOWEVER, I’m currently reading American Panda by Gloria Chao and lovingggggggggggggggggggggggggggg it. So much adorableness and funnies and just so much cuteness.

I also started the Magnus Chase series, but I’ve read like 9 pages when my mind was blown that Magnus and Annabeth are related (lol LITERALLY RIGHT IN THE NAME), and had to set the book down BECAUSE IT WAS TOO MUCH?

Anything else?

Is there anything else that you want us to be doing? Any other features or series that you would like to pop up – or see pop up again? Do you have something more you wanted to see in the makeup or book world? We would love to know!

I think that’s all I got for this Monday, and totally realizing now just how random this all was. I just really wanted to let everyone know more changes might be coming and to be readyyyyyyyyyy (because I’m surely not).

What do you think? What do you think of our new layout and series that Sha and I will be teaming up to do? What are you currently reading? What shows are you currently watching that I need to? Let’s discuss in the comments below!

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22 thoughts on “A Monday Update (Where I Confuse Myself and Probably Others)

  1. This is a nice change Mandy! Sometimes that’s all we need to get into it again and find our groove back 😉 I approve.

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  2. Great job with the new theme. It looks really good this way. 👏🏻 *claps enthusiastically * I’ll try and remember to check out your Fbook page. Have a Great Day!!!

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  3. I’m not sure if Canadian (mostly) murder mysteries set in the early 20th century are your thing, but I recently got back into watching a show called Murdoch Mysteries (I’m not sure how readily available it is in the US). My grandmother introduced it to me before season 5 was over (because that’s when it switched networks), but I got out of watching it. It’s on Netflix here, so I’ve been watching it while doing school work. They are currently on season 11, and I’m almost caught up, and I love it so much.

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    1. Ahahaha, I’m not sure either, but it does sound sound intriguing. I do see it on Netflix sometimes, but I never quite understood what it about. I’m going to have to give it a try if you’re recommending it. 😀 I do love anything with a mystery in it.

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  4. I will have to look at your blog when I am not on my phone trying to catch up with everything… But I feel like I should recommend TV shows even though I personally don’t watch a lot of TV. I don’t know what you’ve watched in your life so you may have seen all of this before or not. I’m trying to think of things that I know that you have seen and pick shows that I feel are similar in someway so that they might intrigue you.
    Avatar: The Last Airbender
    Legend of Korra
    Warehouse 13
    Plus shows I just like:
    The Flash
    (I feel like we have talked about one of those three before but I’m not entirely sure…)
    Doctor Whoooooo
    I could write more but I feel like I’ve already put too many so I’m going to stop myself right here.

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    1. Oooooh this was great, Kyera!! Thank you!! ❤ I totally forgot about Warehouse 13!! I was always super intrigued about it when it was on, but I think it conflicted with other things so I totally missed it. I'm going to have to go track it down on Hulu or Netflix now. I've never heard of Legend of Korra so I'm going to have to check it out.

      I loved Charmed. I did a binge of that before I know binge was a thing??? Who was your favorite sister? And Doctor Whooooooo is the best. 😉 I watched Buffy, but I honestly can't remember how far I got with it, so I'm definitely going to have to try these and that one for sure!

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      1. If you have a Nickelodeon app either on your phone, amazon fire, Apple TV, etc then you can watch Korra. They still have all of the episodes on their website. But if you haven’t watched Avatar, you should probably watch them before Korra since they take place like 50 years earlier and Korra references people from Avatar a lot.

        Well I named my dog after my favourite sister, so Piper.

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    2. OH. THAT IS WHY. I didn’t know they had the app that it. I’m super going to have to get it because that sounds great. 😀 I remember watching some Avatar when I was a kid but I don’t think that I have enough background knowledge to go for it.

      Ah, she was mine as well, too.

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    1. AHahahahaha. I was like, hmmm, I should probably make a clarifcation post and then Sha was like, girl, you need to make this because they’re going to think they walked into the wrong blog.

      Thank you thank you thank you!! ❤ Hopefully it will be great. 😉 I think this buddy reading thing shall be interesting since these books are already a mess and I'm only in chapter four. XD

      But lol I'm super with you, though. Do you have the Real Housewives in Canada?

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