Wednesday, August 24, 2016

Funko Collection

I have a bit of a Funko Pop obsession and it's been very hard for me to try and stop buying so many to save some money up.  They're usually less than ten dollars so buying one here and there is no big deal and it's only when you see them all together that I'm finally like
That's a lot of money...

So since I'm on a Funko Pop ban for a while I wanted to showcase my collection as it stands right now.  These are just the ones that I claim.  The other three in the house have their own collections.

My Star Wars collection is small compared to how many there are but I still am happy with it.  There's not really any more Pop's I want to add to it so I think that unless I just randomly come across one later that I like I am saying this is complete.  (I do want Queen Amidala but unfortunately she is very, very expensive.)  My favorite is Darth Maul, of course.  He's been my favorite Star Wars character since high school and I'm not even ashamed that I had a birthday cake of him.


The Avengers pops are my biggest collection.  I don't have all of them but this is still a pretty big percentage of what is out there.  Vision was the first Funko I bought and Paul Bettany is the star of my favorite move of all time, Legion, so of course this Funko was destined to be my favorite.

Eventually I would like to buy Twelve to add to my Doctor Who collection.  I love his version of the Doctor, I just haven't had a chance to pick him up yet.  Ten is forever my favorite Doctor though.

Leeloo from the Fifth Element and Diablo from Suicide Squad have to stick together since they're the only ones from their series that I wanted.

Pocahontas is another who's all alone.  The only other character in her series is Meeko but I can't get Meeko and not have Flick, too.

Last we have the Game of Thrones section of my bookshelf.  I only bought one for each book so that's why I stopped at five.  I wanted to buy my favorite character from each book that I read and Tyrion came first since he's the king of Westeros to me.  I watched the series while I was reading the fifth book so that's why Sam's in there instead of a book character.  I loved him from the show more than I loved any one person in the book.  The only thing I regret from this collection is that I have Dany and not Littlefinger's Funko.  After watching the tv show I really don't like her character anymore and would love to go back and buy his instead.

Thursday, August 11, 2016

Goose's Birthday!

My little Goose turned 11 last month and it seems like she turned into a tiny little woman overnight.  Momma doesn't like it :(

She is really into a computer game called Transformice and for her birthday all she wanted was a gift card to use to buy some stuff for her character on it.  Easy peasy done.  We also bought her a used desk off an auction site for only $30 because she's in junior high now and I know she'll need somewhere just for herself to read, study, craft, write, anything she wants to do.  I really wanted to buy her a nice antique one that she can use for years and pass down but that will have to wait until I can save up for it.  This one is pretty nice though and she seems to like it a lot so that's all that matters.

She had a sleepover with her best friend and we went to Fazoli's and to see the new Ghostbusters movie.  When we came home we had her cake that she decorated all by herself (it's a mouse since she loves Transformice so much).

I love how she's growing up and becoming a mature little lady but sometimes I miss that tiny baby who slept on my arm every night and who would sit in my lap all day while we watched Noggin and read books.  Sweet Goose I love you so much.

Sunday, August 7, 2016

My July Book Pile

I went a little overboard in July...
A little too much overboard.


There wasn't really anything I wanted to watch on TV since Game of Thrones ended so I decided to spend all of my free time just reading.  And I accomplished that with a bang.

Most of these are library books that were due back at different times so I wasn't able to get a pic of the whole pile but I imagine it would have been glorious.  As in, won't even fit into the frame properly kind of glorious.

Two of these books are more than 700 pages which is almost like reading two books in one so I'm especially proud of myself for how much I accomplished.  I absolutely hated A Little Life and it was pure torture to finish it, but the other doorstop I read (Alexander Hamilton) was actually pretty good and even though it was dense it was really interesting.

My favorite was Paper and Fire by Rachel Caine which is the second book in The Great Library series.  I still wish there was a little more character building but the universe is so in-depth that I am okay with more of it and less character buildup. 

I disliked quite a bit of this month's books, unfortunately.  As I said above, I hated A Little Life and had to force myself to finish it.  I couldn't even finish Rome but since I read 230 pages of it before giving up I'm still counting it as a full book on my list.   Most of the books I read this month received 2-3 stars and I hate that.  I miss loving everything I'm reading.