Tuesday, December 1, 2015

Stars Above and Awesome Browsers!

Hello, My Awesome Browsers!!! 

You guys have been the best while I've been away! The comments....oh wow! The emails about Winter. I'm blown away!!! :D

Sadly, I have to report that this blog will end with The Lunar Chronicles. :( I have too much work to do, and because it started with Cinder, I think it'll be perfect to end it with Stars Above. But wait, I will not end the series without doing one HUGE Lunar Chronicles giveaway! I promised you one ages ago! You will get it! I will also post my review of Fairest and Winter.....soon. 

*cough* *cough* Don't worry, authors! I'm still going to review those books  you sent me! :) I will do all the reviews I was supposed to do....eons ago! 

What is Stars Above you ask?
Well, Stars Above is a short story collection of the lunar chronicles that comes with FIVE additional NEW Stories! Yes!!! :D

And one of them features a wedding!!! A "wedding of the century" to be exact. We don't know who is getting married yet, but I would suggest Cinder and Kai, maybe? I sure hope it's them. Either way, we're ALL invited on February 2, 2016! Don't you just wish you could just jump into the lunar chronicles world for a bit just to congratulate the crew for a job well done? Or maybe just to look at Kai?

But, wait, THERE IS MORE!!! We have an excerpt!! Two to be exact..... Read the excerpts here and you can also check out Marissa Meyer's Stars Above Tour Dates and so much more!!

Are you excited? Because I'm SOOO excited!!
Check out the new cover for the Stars Above Collection!

I so look forward to this!
Until Later, Browsers!

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Wednesday, October 14, 2015

Excerpts from Winter!

I interrupt this long break from blogging to bring you news!!!!!

Winter Excerpts! They are here!!!

They're releasing Winter excerpts until Winter is released.

Click the link! Go. Read. Have Fun.

Winter Excerpts

Have you seen the amazing cover, yet??

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Wednesday, January 28, 2015

Happy Book Birthday to Fairest

I haven't been on since October, but certainly you didn't think I would miss this moment did you?

Yes, that's right! Today, Fairest by Marissa Meyer is finally out. This is Levana's story, the bridge to Winter, which will be the final story of The Lunar Chronicles. Don't forget to pick up your copy! :)

Friday, October 17, 2014

Announcements and my Love for you!

Hello, Browsers! Happy Friday!

Alright. This will be mostly an announcement post. I will not be able to post next week. It's getting to that part of the semester where life is just increasingly difficult. I have a lot of things to catch up on, and I'll use next week to do it. That's right, guys, not even the What is Monique Learning? idea can save me from the amount of studying I have to do. Meanwhile, here are some of the things you can do on the blog while I'm off studying.

All the stuff!

-Feature A Blogger Sign-ups are still open. Sign up to get a chance to be featured on my blog. 

-Get to know Olivia and Vi by reading their Feature A Blogger posts. Go say hi! :)

-Nominations for the SAC Award. Every once in awhile, we come across characters that we really hate or characters that need a good talking to. The SAC Award, also known as the Slap A Character Award is inspired by Queen Levana from The Lunar Chronicles. The award goes to a fictional character that really gets on our nerves, a character that is just mildly annoying, or a character that we love but they seriously need a wake-up call. . Scroll down and in the sidebar, there are nominees for the next SAC Award. I think you'll be surprised by who found their way on the list. So, you decide. Who should we "slap" next? Do you have nominations? Comment your nominees and I'll add them to the list. 

-Explore the features.

-Learn a tiny piece of Genetics by viewing the What is Monique Learning? post.

-Read Teasers and Theories for the upcoming novel, Winter by Marissa Meyer. 

-Book recommendations? Tell me what I should read next. 

-Want to share a bookish/discussion post from your own blog? Put the link to your post in the comments.

Thank you guys for being amazing with all the views, comments, likes, and shares. I love you! <3 Never forget that.

Wednesday, October 15, 2014

What is Monique Learning? #1

Greetings, my wonderful browsers! :)

It's a Wednesday and I'm posting! Yes, that means we're almost done with this week, and I'm not dead from Organic Chemistry classwork! Yes!!!

I've been learning a lot of cool stuff in my science classes and also some of the boring stuff, but oh well, what are  you going to do? I have to learn all the details to figure out who I want to become and all that jazz. 

I know sometimes my schoolwork takes me away from blogging, so I wanted to find a way to incorporate school and blogging, you know, to show them that there can be a truce and that they don't always have to fight for my attention! Such greedy things! I love them both!

Well, here's the truce I've come up with: when I really don't have the time to post a very detailed, bookish blog post, I'll just post something interesting I've learned from one of my science classes! That way I'm studying and blogging all at the same time. How about that? I also promise to just post the interesting, fun things I've learned, not the details that will make your head spin.

Well here's #1 of the new "What is  Monique Learning" Experiment. This one is coming to you from Genetics.

Mosaicism can develop as a result of mitotic nondisjunction early in embryogenesis. What is embryogenesis you ask? It's the process by which the embryo forms and develops. Ok, so what's mitotic nondisjunction? To put things short and simple, it's when the chromosomes don't separate properly during mitosis. And Mosaicism? Let's just say that it's when your cells have different genotypes. I'm really simplifying here, but let's move on.  

So why am I sharing this with you? Didn't I say I would only share the fun stuff? Great question! I'm so glad you asked!

The interesting thing is in that word Mosaicism. Some organisms have sex-chromosome mosaicism that produces gynandromorphs.  Ugh! I know, right?! There I go throwing in another big word at you. Bear with me for a second. It's actually a very simple word. It means these organisms have individuals that have some female cells and some male cells (because of the mitotic nondisjunction).

Well, what do they look like? Here you go!

Half-male/Half-Female peacock


Half-male/Half-female Fly

Half-male/Half-female Butterfly

I just think that's really cool! Hopefully you all enjoyed that too and I didn't bore you to death. I can't wait what wonders I'll get to learn next. 

Thanks for sticking around,
Monique loves you. <3

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