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Things I love THURSDAY- Birthday Edition!!!!

If you unfamiliar with the Nerdy Fox Blog, she does a series on Thursdays where she talks about things she loves! This is my contribution, where I am going to highlight things I am thinking about purchasing (or just making a list because the holidays are coming). If you are interested in seeing my ever-changing Amazon Wish List for Geeky Finds, it is public!

I am starting to do categories for things now, so you should see these every time I post!!!


I do Novel Nerd (I try to post every monday) about books I read each week.But books I want to read will be here. This week I want to read 2 books:

The Infinite Sea By Phillip Yancey _ Zainey Laney The Last Star by Phillip Yancey _ Zainey Laney

These are the sequels to The Fifth Wave and since the movie is coming out soon, I cannot wait to read these! Follow me on GOODREADS for more books I am reading or want to read (or check out the widget on the right.


You all know I love palettes! Make sure you come back on Fridays for Palette Play, where I do reviews on palettes in my collection. But this is all about palette wants and this week I want:

in thebalm of you hand palette _ Zainey Laney

It is a collection of favorites from theBalm which is one of my favorite makeup companies. I already have Hot Mama and Cabana Boy, but this is such an amazing palette and I would love to try it!


colourpop ultra matte _ Zainey Laney

I know these are all the rage right now, and for good reason. I would love to try these! Colors on my wish list are Koala, Midi, Clueless, and Trap although they just came out with some new ones and of those I would love More Better.


the muppets _ zainey laney

I have a large love of The Muppets. Seriously I own all their movies and I used to have a Kermit everything when I was growing up. But this show is funny, witty, and just a good time. I highly recommend if you are looking to laugh. Or not.





Pan _ Zainey Laney

My birthday request is to see Pan, which opens tomorrow (Oct 9). It fans my love for Hugh Jackman and I hope it does not suck. Besides we love Peter Pan in out house, and watch Hook every Christmas Eve.

Geek Item:

I collect Funkos. You should know this by now. So here is one for my wish list:

Doctor Who Funkos _ zainey laney

I already have the 10th Doctor (and the 12th in mini form) but I would love to add these to my collection, especially the Tardis, Dalek, and Weeping Angel. One can never have too many Tardis in their house? #AmIRight?


I have some miscellaneous Items I would love to own.

Dokibook Lavendar Planner _ Zainey Laney

I have been collecting different planners so I can review on my channel and blog. The color on this is amazing! It is a knockoff of Kikki K which is called Dokibook and I would love to own this one in the large size.

Lego Dimension _ Zainey Laney

Lastly, I want this game! It is similar to Disney Infinity or the Amiibo system, but it is Legos! These are my favorite series of game and I buy them all and play. This one is a major money suck, but I don’t care. Especially because they have Jurassic and Doctor Who!

So that is another Things I love Thursday! Be sure to check out the Nerdy Fox also.

Until Next Time,

Keep Calm and Stay Zainey _ Zainey Laney


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#5FandomFriday 5 Deaths I am upset about….SPOILERS

This week’s #5FandomFriday is deaths I am most upset about. As a fangirl, there are plenty. But warning, spoilers ahead if you have not seen these shows or movies.

Phil Coulson Agents of Shield _ Zainey Laney

The Avengers

Ok so this death did not really stick, but I thought I would start you off lightly and work your way up. Coulson is one of the most loved non-superhero characters in the Marvel world in my opinion. And while he does return in Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. I still remember the devastation I felt when he was killed the movie.  Plus I felt a special connection with him because I saw Clark Gregg with his family (and wife Jennifer Grey) at Disneyland a long time ago. It was before he became the popular guy he is now, but if his Instagram and Dubsmash contributions are any indication, he is a pretty fun guy.

Beth from the Walking Dead _ Zainey Laney


The Walking Dead

We went on such a journey with Beth. First she was depressive and suicidal, then she grew up, really fast. Her skills came in handy when she took care of baby Judith, showing that she no longer was an annoying little sister. Over time she proved to be able to stand up for herself, and became the heart of the group. That is, until she disappeared. From then on, she was caught in a situation alone and treacherous. Her last bit of life she spent trying to protect her new friend, Noah.

And that scene where Darryl carries her from the hospital to Maggie? I bawled, like a baby. No one is safe.


Dr Horrible _ Penny _ Zainey Laney


Dr. Horrible

It was only 45 min, but in that time we fell in love with Penny and Felicia Day. Captain Hammer is a tool (see what I did there?) and you just want her to get together with Dr. Horrible. However, the very thing that Dr. Horrible is using to impress her, kills her. Joss Whedon plays with your heart by panning over the camera to the after affects of that freeze ray. RIP Penny. Too bad you aren’t around for the supposed sequel. Unless Dr. Horrible invents a reanimation ray. One can only hope!

Wash Serenity _ Zainey Laney


Firefly/ Serenity

Though I came late in the game to the Firefly craze, I am thoroughly hooked. Wash is such a funny and likeable character, and with Zooey being the ying to his yang, you can’t help but love him. Until Joss Whedon pulls the camera pan trick again and we see he is no longer a leaf on the wind, but a Wash on a Stick. WHY OH WHY? At least I have comfort in seeing him and Nathan Fillion return in their own web series.


Amy and Rory Doctor Who _ Zainey Laney

Doctor Who

The girl who waited and the centurian who loved her was one of the most devastating set of deaths in the Doctor Who Universe. Killed by some of the creepiest villains, the Weeping Angels, the duo showed what true love is. They stayed together even through the troubles they had in their marriage, and worked through the toughest of things. Their deaths were almost appropriate. Rory died heroically saving the world and Amy died so she could be with him. Even in heir deaths, they were together.


Hope you enjoyed this weeks #5FandomFriday!

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Surface By Stacy Robinson (Book Review)

Previously I had done book reviews on youtube, but I decided that this might be something better for the blog.


My first in the series is “Surface” by Stacy Robinson

Surface by Stacy Robinson Review _ Zainey Laney

Category: Women’s Fiction

General Synopsis/ Teaser:Claire Montgomery has a lifetime of sensible decisions behind her. Yet all it takes is one impulsive indiscretion to bring everything crashing down—her marriage to a wealthy entrepreneur, her status as half of one of Denver society’s power couples, and the future she dreamed of for their seventeen-year-old son, Nick.

Claire’s husband, Michael, angrily blames her for the recklessness that has left Nick’s life in the balance, though not nearly as much as Claire blames herself. But as Nick struggles to move forward, Claire too begins inching toward a reimagined future. Along with a fresh perspective come new questions. Are there other reasons for her fractured relationship and Michael’s increasingly erratic behavior? Has he, too, been harboring painful secrets? And does Claire dare to find the real truth, when her seamlessly decorated world of privilege and security is at stake?


My Thoughts:

The first few chapters were kind of a whirlwind for me. To be honest, the book itself kind of stresses me out. The real moral of  the story is two-fold. One mistake could come with extremely serious repercussions. Also, the person who judges you the harshest, without forgiveness may be harboring their own mistakes and secrets.


The book is a quick read with shorter chapters broken down into 3 parts: Before the mistake, Los Angeles, and Denver. Each part shows a distinct part of Claire’s life that is different and yet filled with self-examination. If you are looking for a book that is insightful, slightly uncomfortable, but holds your attention, you may want to take a look at this one.


Disclaimer: I received this book in order to review it for my readers.