An Introduction To: Blogger Book Nook

I have some very exciting news to share with you, I am now apart of a community called Blogger Book Nook! I thought I would introduce you to this community today as I’ve fallen in love with it and there are some great bloggers involved. Growing up reading was something I always struggled with, my English skills were very poor. Until one of my teachers actually helped me and recommended some authors to improve my reading skills.

This is where my love for Jacqueline Wilson started and I still enjoy reading her books. Now I am pretty much addicted to reading! Whether it be DC Comics or Marvel and supernatural thrillers, I love to be sucked into a different universe. Recently though I’ve had to stop reading as much as I used to, thanks to the time I didn’t have during university. With me finishing my third year in May, I’ve now had a lot more time to actually read, as you know from my monthly book reviews with Neverland Blog Tours.

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September 2017 – Video Games Day

One side of me that I don’t write too much about on An Ocean Glimmer, is my Geeky/Nerd side. I am a massive lover of all things Marvel and DC Comics, as well as playing video games! This is where today comes in, I thought it was very fitting to celebrate Video Games Day, who even knew this was a thing. I definitely did not until I came across it.

For long as I can remember, I’ve had some form of gaming controller in my hand, be it a PlayStation or even Xbox. Who remembers the Dreamcast? My all-time favourite console that I feel was definitely before its time! I’ve been very fortunate to grow up with a console, with my uncle a gamer as well, I’ve picked up a lot from him. I always used to play Halo and Dead or Alive with him!

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August 2017 – Book Lovers Day

Since finishing university, I’ve had a lot more time on my hands, for this I’ve managed to read a lot more, one of my favourite hobbies! During my semesters, I would read books after books, but these would be boring books for my assignments. I lost interest in reading for fun as well as just not having enough time. If you’ve been following An Ocean Glimmer for a while, you’ll know that I’ve been taking part in some book blog tours.

These have fueled my reading needs and has shown me just how much I’ve missed reading for pleasure. Which is why I’m currently loving today, because it is Book Lovers Day! There are many different ways you can celebrate Book Lovers Day because we are all different, we need some that will fuel all our needs. You can read some of your favourite books, maybe something from your childhood that you loved or what about a trip to your local library and just sit there for hours and read all kinds of books.

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Infinity Crates June 2017

It’s that time of month again! Infinity Crates has been delivered and I can not wait to show you what I received.

Infinity Crates is a United Kingdom based monthly subscription box that offers a new theme every month. There are four different crates on offer, Classic Crate for £16.99 plus p&p, Premium Crate for £23.99 plus p&p, Kids Crate for £16.99 plus p&p and T-Shirt Only Crate for £7.99 plus p&p. Every box is guaranteed a POP! Vinyl figure and a T-Shirt.

The exclusive theme for this month’s crate is Combat.

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The Geeky Girl Tag

As you’ll know, along with being a Beauty and Lifestyle Blogger, there is another side to me, I am a massive Geek at heart! I love everything from Vampire Diaries to Harry Potter and many great games. Recently I came across a tag on ZombieGoddess Beauty called The Geeky Girl Tag, I was in love with it and knew I needed to do it for myself, especially as I don’t normally speak about my geek side.

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Infinity Crates February 2017

February’s Infinity Crates has been shipped and it’s finally here! This month’s was a surprise, after I didn’t receive any emails to say when I might receive it.

Infinity Crates is a United Kingdom based monthly subscription box that offers a new theme every month. There are four different crates on offer, Classic Crate for £16.99 plus p&p, Premium Crate for £23.99 plus p&p, Kids Crate for £16.99 plus p&p and T-Shirt Only Crate for £7.99 plus p&p. Every box is guaranteed a POP! Vinyl figure and a T-shirt.

The exclusive theme for this month’s crate is Power.

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Blogmas Day 11 // Infinity Crate November 2016

Better late than never. November’s Infinity Crates has been shipped and delivered.

Infinity Crates is a United Kingdom based monthly subscription box that offers a new theme every month. There are four different crates on offer, Classic Crate for £16.99 plus p&p, Premium Crate for £23.99 plus p&p, Kids Crate for £16.99 plus p&p and T-Shirt Only Crate for £7.99 plus p&p. Every box is guaranteed a POP! Vinyl figure and a T-shirt.

The exclusive theme for this month’s crate is Page to Screen.

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Infinity Crates August 2016

It’s here! August’s Infinity Crates has been shipped and delivered.

Infinity Crates is a United Kingdom based monthly subscription box that offers a new theme every month. There are four different crates on offer, Classic Crate for £16.99 plus p&p, Premium Crate for £23.99 plus p&p, Kids Crate for £16.99 plus p&p and T-Shirt Only Crate for £7.99 plus p&p. Every box is guaranteed a POP! Vinyl figure and a T-shirt.

The exclusive theme for this month’s crate is Crew.

The exclusive Pop! Vinyl figure I received this month was Falcon. Like last month, I know this character as he is a main character from Captain America: Civil War. I’m excited with this figure as he’s got his own cute stand! He becomes even more cuter when I found out he was a bobble head! Out of the characters I could have received I am happy, well maybe apart from a character from Toy Story!

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Along with being guaranteed a Pop! Vinyl figure, you also receive a T-Shirt. This month I received one in the theme of the Avengers. I absolutely adore the Avengers, especially Hawkeye and Captain America. Exactly like last month’s T-Shirt, it is a bright red! So I doubt I will be wearing this tee very much. Maybe it will turn into another bed time tee. I think I will have a pretty neat collection of bed time tees soon!

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These are the only two big items I received in this month’s crate. I received a cute card holder from The Walking Dead, with my favourite character Daryl Dixon on the front. These always come in handy, especially when you are travelling! Carrying on from the Suicide Squad theme from last month, a small keyring is included. I adore this because after watching the film, I have been addicted to this series!

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Along with the Suicide Squad keyring, I also received a Joker sticker! This is awesome as I am a massive Joker fan. Now just to find somewhere to put Mr. J. This sticker is the cartoon version of him which makes it even more awesome. I also received another bottle opener this month. This one though is themed around Justice League which is the DC Comics equivalent to the Avengers from Marvel Comics.

Now something that I’m not too interested in is a Dragon Ball Z lanyard. I’m not a massive fan of Dragon Ball Z so I doubt I will use this for anything. It will just add to my lanyard collection! They always seem to come in use for something. I’m not sure what exactly but I’m sure I will find something. It’s bright and vibrant exactly what the Anime television show is.

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If you would love to know what I received in previous crates, head over HERE to see July’s Infinity Crates.

That’s it for August’s Infinity Crates! If you’ve liked what you’ve seen why not subscribe, it’s a subscription box that I look forward to receiving every month so I hope you would too! You haven’t got long left to subscribe for the September crate so what are you waiting for, head over to their official site HERE for more information.

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Infinity Crates July 2016

It’s here! July’s Infinity Crates has been shipped and delivered.

Infinity Crates is a United Kingdom based monthly subscription box that offers a new theme every month. There are four different crates on offer, Classic Crate for £16.99 plus p&p, Premium Crate for £23.99 plus p&p, Kids Crate for £16.99 plus p&p and T-Shirt Only Crate for £7.99 plus p&p. Every box is guaranteed a POP! Vinyl figure and a T-shirt.

I was receiving Birchbox on a monthly bases, a beauty orientation subscription box but for the price, I wasn’t gaining anything. The products I received were never something that I used. So I started looking into other subscription boxes. While browsing the web, I came across Infinity Crates, the fact that I would receive a POP! Vinyl figure and a T-Shirt every month, was a massive selling point to me.

Since May, I have been receiving Infinity Crates and I can tell you now it’s definitely worth the £19.99 price tag including delivery. As I said previously, every month is an exclusive theme, for this month it is TV & Movies!

The exclusive POP! Vinyl figure I received this month was Daredevil. After receiving a Winter Soldier from Captain America Civil War and James Gordon from Gotham, I am happy to see a character I actually know. Within each crate you receive a card explaining what you might find. Out of the different characters, I am glad I received Daredevil, Dory from Finding Nemo would have been cute though!

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Within the crates you are also guaranteed T-Shirts, this month I received one in the theme of X-Men with the character Magneto. He isn’t one of my favourite characters but it’s still a cool T-Shirt to wear around the house or evening for bed. I don’t think I shall be wearing this T-Shirt as much as the Deadpool tee I received last month. You can never have too many character tees though!

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I received two cute little note pads, one The Avengers and the other Deadpool. I think these will come in hand for simple notes, neither are lined so I’m kinda screwed there. I am rubbish at keeping things straight without lines. They are both small so they will come in handy if you’re travelling or just to keep in your handbag. I can see me filling both pads up quite quickly.

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July and August are known for their Summer blockbusters, before the Summer has even probably begun, I have my favourite blockbuster! Suicide Squad is coming out next month and I can not wait. I believe it is going to be my favourite movie of the whole year, well maybe after Deadpool. I was pleased to see some stickers for the DC Comics movie within my crate. As this shows just how up to date they are.

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Along with the bigger items in the crate, they also supply small items. For this month, there were two badges, one for The Walking Dead and the other for Game of Thrones. These are cute as you can just have them hanging from a lanyard or you could put them on a jacket or bag. They are simple badges so you are able to understand where they are from, especially with showing just zombies.

Next is a Millennium Falcon bottle opener from Star Wars, this is not really my cup of tea but it’s something that is pretty cool, as you always need a bottle opener. The best bit though, it is also a keyring. So you can attach it to your keys so you’ve always got a bottle opener when your on the go. It is not an obvious bottle opener so it’s cool to have it just as a keyring to show off your geekiness when it comes to Star Wars.

Finally is something that wasn’t on the description card so I had to do some guess work. It is a fridge magnet for Ghostbusters. I have never watched the film but the no ghost symbol is pretty famous so I understand where it’s from. With the reboot released this year, this is a cool piece to add to the crate. I think I will add this magnet to the collection we have on our fridge.

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That’s it for July’s Infinity Crates! If you’ve liked what you’ve seen why not subscribe, it’s a subscription box that I look forward to receiving every month so I hope you would too! You haven’t got long left to subscribe for the August crate so what are you waiting for, head over to their official site HERE for more information.

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Free Comic Book Day 2016

Not many of you may have heard of this event but for the last fifteen years, the North American comic book industry has hosted a Free Comic Book Day to help bring new readers into independent comic book stores.

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When I was growing up, I was never interested in comic books, to be honest, I didn’t even know they existed! I loved Marvel and DC favorites like X-Men, Batman, Fantastic Four and Spider-Man but never thought about where these stories originally came from. It wasn’t until I got older that I understood where these amazing characters came from, the wonderful universe of comics.

At this point I still wasn’t interested in comics but I loved them for the characters that they brought to television and film. I felt as if because I was so many years behind in the series I wouldn’t fully understand the story as there’s so many different variants and storylines for each character.

I briefly read The Walking Dead comics as I had heard how different they were to the television programme and as I loved the programme I thought I would try out the comics. I read a few but there wasn’t anything there that really tied me to them, nothing that grabbed my attention to make me want to read more.

Before this year, it was a while since I had watched a DC/Marvel film, as there was so many different films I just never had the time to watch them. Especially as they all linked to one another some how. It wasn’t until I saw a trailer for Deadpool that I was like yes, I need to watch that when it comes out, this was the first movie that I felt like this so I just had to find someone to go with.

After speaking to my best friend, who never heard of Deadpool before but fell in love instantly after watching the trailer, we decided that we needed to watch Deadpool. I fell in love with not only Deadpool but the actor who played him Ryan Reynolds. This fueled my love for the character and now I am addicted to anything Deadpool. Which lead me to buy my first comic book!

Since then I have non stop been buying Deadpool comics, trying to read the series from the beginning as I am a very chronological person. I have got Deadpool & The Mercs for Money, Hawkeye vs Deadpool (because why not!), Deadpool’s Secret Secret Wars (Captain America is in there) and finally Deadpool & Cable, only because Deadpool 2 (it’s happening!) is supposedly about Cable.

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The last time I was in my local independent comic book shop, Final Frontier Plymouth, he told me about Free Comic Book Day, an event that I didn’t even know existed! After reading up on it, I decided I needed to go and see what free comic books they had to offer. I’m glad I did as there was a wide range of comics for everyone! Even something like Strawberry Shortcake for the little ones.

Flickering through the choices, at first I felt I wouldn’t pick up any comics as there wasn’t anything that took my fancy. After looking behind other comics and waiting a while I came across Assassin’s Creed and Captain America. I grabbed these before anyone else could as the store had a limited supply of each comic. For a free comic they are definitely  worth the non price!

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There is a lot more advertising in them but what do you expect from a free comic, there are still the same quality so you don’t need to worry about cheap paper. As I picked them up in my work lunch hour I wasn’t able to fully experience the day. My particular store was putting out different comics at different times so everyone would have a chance at grabbing some.

There were comics for everyone, from family favourites like Pokemon, Pink Panther and SpongeBob SquarePants to blockbuster hits like the Avengers and Suicide Squad. When I’ve previously visited Final Frontier, it’s never been busy! Only one staff member working and it’s a very chilled environment, this day was different though. There were four staff members around to help everyone with their enquiries.

I will definitely be going to Free Comic Book Day 2017! It was a great day but I have learnt that you need to keep your day free so you can keep popping in to check out all the comics. Do some research before to see exactly what comics are being offered so you know what you need to look out for and grab!

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