BEA Armchair Day 3: The Fictional People Who Have Never Left My Side (Character Chatter)

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Hey Bookworms! It’s day 3 of BEA Armchair! I do still wish I was at BEA, but maybe one day. For now it’s blogging and watching/ listening to the ABC Family HP weekend in the background. Honestly blogging and books are one of the few things keeping me okay lately. There was two Topics for today Blogging 101 and Character chatter. Since I am a still a newish blogger I don’t feel too comfortable yet giving tips because I am still figuring thing out myself, so I am doing the latter: Character Chatter or as I call it:

The Fictional People Who Never Leave My Side

Honestly characters are the reason I read and write. They allow me to walk along side them and get away from my own problems a bit and face theirs with them. I get to be a part of their lives and they get to silently stay by mine. Feeling my tears on their pages or screen until I can find a calm once more. Their has even been times that I have cried for them wanting to hug them and ease the pain of their problems. I miss them when I reach the last page and the book is done. I think most characters are diverse. They can show you different sides of lives, but you the biggest sense of Diversity you can still relate to these characters. Do I like every character? No some characters can get on my nerves, but I can understand why. Characters wouldn’t be diverse if we liked every one of them! Now I will put the spotlight on my favorite characters!

My Favorite Characters

 1. Hermione Granger from The Harry Potter Series by JK Rowling

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She is the most loyal character I know and she embraces her brains. She is also a bit bossy which I love, but will do anything for the ones she cares about.

2. Luna Lovegood again from Harry Potter

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She doesn’t let anyone make her feel bad for her beliefs or the fact she is different. I also love how sweet she is and although she shares her beliefs she doesn’t force them onto others. We all could stand to learn how to be strong from Luna

3.Calla from The Nightshade Series by Andrea Cremer

She is just a strong character and a strong leader. She does what is best for her pack and I love how she supports her members. Again she is a very strong girl

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4. Poppet and Widget from The Night Circus by Erin Morgenstern

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They are mischievous and playful, but again are protective of their loved ones. They won’t hesitate to let you know they don’t need to be protected. Plus their way with Kittens, their hair, and outfits, I just adore them!

My Favorite Couple

Adrian and Sydney from the Bloodlines series

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My favorite ship they are kind of a long distance couple for a bit if you think of it, and both have their weaknesses. They help each other find strength though in their choices. Plus I think they have some of the best kisses ever written!

Least Favorite Cliches

I really only have three: 1. Naming a character Hope when they are supposed to be the hope of the story. It just seems over used. There are other ways to use that name make it the meaning of their name. Hope can also mean light and other things. Play with the meaning please!

2. The overly innocent virgin: I understand waiting to have sex. Not feeling it with anyone else, but to have the character state that, or be wide eyed or scared of sex is ridiculous. Whether it’s YA or NA characters have hormones and they are going to be curious and think of it!

3. The overly perfect Male/female character: I feel this sets a bad example for readers trying to find love. I want to be able to find people similar to my book boyfriends. I don’t want the bar to be ridiculous and make me lose hope in finding my fairy tale. Give them a physical flaw or three it’s not a horrible thing to do!

Wrapping it Up

I think what makes a character well written is being able to find a facet of ourselves in them. Whether it be a sliver or a chunk. Something we like about ourselves or hate. I like feeling like the characters could walk through life with me if they were brought from the page. Well bookworms that is my BEA post for the day! Who are your favorite characters? Your favorite couples? Do you agree with my cliches? Let me know in the comments please I love to talk! Happy reading!

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BEA Armchair Day 2: Social Media and How I Use It to Reach You From My Little Corner

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Hey Bookworms! It’s me again with another post for BEA Armchair! I am so excited to see how much it is bringing bloggers together. I blog best at night and on my coast at least it is still Day 2, so here I go with the Topic of Social Media!

Social Media and How I Use It to Reach You From My Little Corner

Honestly before my blog I only used Facebook to be social with the internet, Pinterest to look at pretty pictures, Goodreads to admire books, and an occasional tweet here and there. Now that I’m blogging these platforms mean so much more to me. Facebook allows me to share with friends and family I do know. This is a subtle approach to either coaxing them into reading, and/or maybe sharing with their friends who do read. It is just nice to give them a glimpse of what I’ve been working so hard on for 8 months now! Words have always been my outlet and safe haven this is the way to show them my passions have never changed. Facebook also allows me to like publisher and author pages to see new books I may not have found otherwise.

Twitter is now a place to reach out to my favorite authors! I always get excited when they favorite my tweets. It’s a place to socially get support when Participating in Readathons which I am addicted too. As well as meet and show bloggers what I am working on with the use of this ‘#’ little symbol. It is where I share my posts the most! It amazes me how quick new trends catch on. My favorite hashtag to use is #bookworms or #bookworm problems when I blog them. It lets me see who’s blogging about what if I am in a rut and lets me know I am not alone. It is also a great way to communicate with my favorite bloggers even if the character count can get in the way of actual words sometimes. It is also where I update what I am reading the most if I am away from my computer

Goodreads is a place for me to link the reviews I have done allowing me to slowly feel more confident about them. It also shows me to what my fellow bloggers are reading that I may not discover on my own. Since I don’t follow release dates it also reminds me when a book will be release when it’s on my To Read list! There is also the use of groups that allows you to find other bloggers or people that favor my genre of book.

Pinterest hasn’t changed much with my blogging, but occasionally I stumble upon some awesome posts! Tumblr has always been a bit confusing to me since I am not the most tech savvy. It always seemed the most complicate. As for Instagram one as well, but plan to fix this problem once I come into a phone with a better camera!

So if you’re curious to follow me or get a hold of me my information is on my Contact Page! Bookworms that’s it for the night! I plan to read fellow bloggers posts and plan tomorrow’s. This post isn’t late if we have the same time zone! I hope you all enjoy and happy reading!

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Library Book Haul and #INeedtoReadathon TBR

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Hey Bookworms I hope you don’t mind the multiple posts in a day, but I found this stuff out on short notice! I also like the fact that blogging keeps my mind busy! So I found out about another readathon! I also went to the library for the first time this summer! Trying to keep on my ban besides my subscription box and occasional e-book buys as long they are under $5 dollars. I am a broke college student what can I say? Although I am hoping to find a part time job over the summer I plan to put most of it in savings, but I will talk more about that process in a life update because it could be helpful. Any who I will start with my library Haul and then move to the Readathon info =)

Library Book Haul

(Sorry for bad quality in advance my phone isn’t the best and hope you don’t mind seeing glimpses my lap don’t really have a good background at the moment XD)

1. The Book of Tomorrow by Cecelia Ahern

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Daughter of Smoke and Bone was my last audio book on my nook app, and I’m already feigning for another! I also want to read more of Cecelia Ahern, so I hope this was a good choice to go with. I also hope the CD isn’t too scratched…

2. The Orphan Queen by Jodie Meadows

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Honestly this book interested me since she talked about it at the book festival last year! I also saw someone haul it today, so it made me itch to request it.

3. Enthralled: Paranormal Diversions by Kelley Armstrong and a lot of authors!

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Honestly this is a book I’ve wanted for a very long while! I am super excited to read it, and honestly might skip to her story first. First time I’ve read an anthology like this, so I am a little nervous but I hope I like it. If I don’t at least I didn’t buy it =P

4. All Our Pretty Songs by Sarah McCarry

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I started reading a preview of this on Scribd and wanted to finish it! Happily this book is the shortest, so this will be the one I read first!

#INeedtoReadathon TBR

So I found out about this readathon this morning! It is hosted by my favorite booktuber and it’s just meant for you to push yourself to read the rest of the things you want in May! Here is the intro Video and my TBR after:

1. A Game of Thrones by George R.R. Martin

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2. A Court of Thorns and Roses by Sarah J. Maas

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3. Everything Leads to You by Nina LaCour

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4. All Our Pretty Songs by Sarah McCarry

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Well Bookworms that is my TBR I’m trying to keep it short and sweet! I need to review Under the Lights because it’s my Netgalley ARC. The rest are the books I am currently reading. I encourage you to join because readathons are fun and a great way to interact with other readers! Happy reading and let me know if you read any of these books and what you thought!

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BEA Armchair Introduction: Or as Close as I am Getting to New York at the Moment

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Hey bookworms! Look what I found! BEA is one of the biggest Book Expos there is, but not all of us are fortunate to be able to afford flying all the way to NY or if closer have time for it. So they came up with Armchair BEA for the bloggers who are unable to attend. This is pretty exciting for me to do! So the first post is my introduction post where they asked us to pick 5 Questions out of 20! So let’s get started!

My Introduction Questions

1.Tell us a bit about yourself: How long have you been blogging? Where are you from? How did you get into blogging?

My name is Chantal or CK whichever you guys prefer. The second was easier for a blog name because that way my name can’t be misspelled. I have been blogger since September of 2014, but technically my first blog post was in October. This blog actually started as a class project for my Advanced Composition class for University and I kept it going with no regrets. I am from Las Vegas, Nevada, but am hoping to move somewhere a little greener within the next few years. I just have an itch =)

2. Why do you loving reading and blogging?

I have a physical disability called cerebral palsy (no it is not who I am, but it is a part of me) and reading has always been my escape. It allows me to do things I can’t do in the real world. For the longest time books have been my safe place and home. I have called a few of these characters my loves and best friends. I have cried for them and told them my secrets and they have let me know I am not alone. As for why I love blogging has become an outlet and a way to keep my mind busy. I have also met friends and people I can gush with. I don’t have a lot of friends in my near me who read, so being able to reach out in this community and find someone to share my thoughts with. Also I really love to talk and blogging lets me talk to the world =)

3.  What is one book everyone should read?

Hands down it is The Night Circus by Erin Morgenstern yes the writing is a bit slow, but the world building is amazing and beautiful. The characters are some of my favorite and let’s face it the concept is AMAZING! If you can’t get yourself through the slow pace of the writing, I definitely recommend the audio book the narrator paints the setting so vividly! Plus the cover is pretty!

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4.Share your favorite blog post on your blog. (aka written by you!)

Honestly it’s my werewolf recommendation post because I am a complete wolf lover and I have been for as long as I remember. Strong, solid, and loyal creatures who inspire me every day. That post is here if you’re curious.

5. What book are you most looking forward to reading this summer?

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Tiger Lily by Jodi Lynn Anderson! I have had this book for a while, but Peter Pan retellings feel summery for me. I have also been hearing about the beautiful writing it has lately. So I hope this will take me far into Neverland and let me get lost for a while.

So there you go bookworms there are my answers for my BEA Armchair introduction AKA as close as I’ll get New York! Hopefully I will get to BEA one day, but for now I still hope to meet and talk to awesome bloggers from this. Link me your intro or let me know if you are participating or even going so I can enviously gawk at your pictures. Happy reading!

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RYBSAT Wrap-Up

Hey bookworms! 2 posts in one night I know, but I was a little lazy during the day. Any who I participated in RYBSAT last week which ended on the 25th. I was a little sad to see it end I liked tweeting and being active with the other participants. Well I deviated from my TBR a bit and was only able to get 6 books read, but I still feel proud of that! So let’s get to the books I finished and the ones I am still working on finishing hopefully this week. As always the links to the goodreads are in the titles!

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1. Inkheart by Cornelia Funke

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Finished this audio book and it just reminded me of everything I loved about it when I read it the first time. I loved the audio book and it was a million stars for me! This will forever be a crucial part in what shaped the safe moments of my childhood. Listening to it reminded me I am still safe with my books.

2. Unspoken by Sarah Rees Brennan

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I was loving this book laughing out loud at the humor and dynamics of it. Awwing and rooting for characters. I know people have mentioned it was a love triangle, but I didn’t feel like it was much of one. Then I got to the end of this book and it made me very angry! So this book got a 4 out 5 stars from me. I hope the other 2 fix my anger.

3. The Bad Beginning by Lemony Snicket

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I had the same issue with this as I did when I was younger. I know this story is a bit morbid, so the slow writing style fits. I just found myself dragging through it. I did enjoy the characters though so this book was a 3 out of 5 for me.

4. Daughter of Smoke and Bone by by Laini Taylor and narrated by Khristine Hvam

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Honestly I loved this book I adored the narrator! Another issue of it being formatted in tracks, but I cannot wait to see what happens next! It was a 5 out of 5 stars for me! Love any book that involves rebirth =)

5. Generation Hope: The Future’s a Four-Lettered Word story by Kieron Gillen and illustrated by Salva Espin

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I loved this comic and want to get my hands on the next volumes! I loved the main heroine and the artwork! I am really happy to have found an X-Men Comic I loved. 5 out of 5 stars!

6. Behind the Scenes by Dahlia Adler

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I liked this book, but the main character got on my nerves a bit. Some of the cursing was a bit extreme and I know teens curse, but it was just ugh. I’m not a prude, but there are other ways to express annoyance. It was a 3 out of 5 stars for me. I am excited to read the next book: Under the Lights which I received an ARC copy from Netgalley. That one caught my eye more.

Finishing Up

1. A Game of Thrones by George R.R. Martin

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I was trying to finish the reread of this on Sunday and Monday, but some fam stuff came up. I really am going to try and get this done by Saturday at the latest.

2. A Court of Thorn and Roses by Sarah J. Maas

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I started a few chapters of this Wednesday and it will be my first book by this author. This was my book pick from my personalized Uppercase Subscription box this month. I was so excited because I was on the fence for buying it myself, so I was so happy to receive it especially since I am on a retelling kick. I will let you guys no more after I read more of it!

So bookworms that is what I got done in this readathon! What did you guys get done? I plan to post my next readathon post on Sunday, so be on the lookout for that. Let me know what you thought of these books. I always love to talk especially about books! Happy reading!

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Top Ten Tuesday: Top Ten Books Keeping Me Company This Summer

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Hey Bookworms! Sorry I haven’t posted in a bit, but life was a bit hectic last week. I do hope you enjoyed the posts I was able to post last week. Today’s post is a Top Ten Tuesday post hosted by The Broke and the Bookish! Each week they give us a topic or theme and we respond with the our Top Ten books that correspond with it! This week is: Ten Books I Plan To Have In My Beach Bag This Summer! Now I know most people choose contemporary books (which I will still have a few of), but I tend to go with things that keep the action going or have a different setting than my own. For example 2 summers ago I took Divergent by Veronica Roth to the beach with me (and got so absorbed I forgot to put on sunscreen and got a bad sunburn XD). Any who lets get down to my picks and although I won’t be beach side this will be the last summer I will be pool side.

Ten Books I Plan To Have In My Beach Bag This Summer

These first three don’t need a lot of explain if you have been reading my blog for a bit! She is my favorite author and guaranteed to always have action that leaves you feeling at risk with the characters. She envelops me with each book!

1. Sea of Shadows by Kelley Armstrong

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2. The Rising by Kelley Armstrong

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3. Broken by Kelley Armstrong

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4. All Lined Up by Cora Carmack

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K don’t hate me, but I am not much of a sports fan, but when I heard her speak at the Vegas Valley book festival her personality drew me to her books. I loved Inspire and really liked Losing It. Her books are cute and quick fun reads, so they are good for a relaxing read

5. The Assassin’s Curse by Cassandra Rose Clark

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I’ve heard this duo-logy is a really good one and what is more summery than pirates?

6. The Maze Runner by James Dashner

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With this book I watched the movie first because I couldn’t wait! It was action filled every second and I cannot wait to read the book which is guaranteed to have more!

7. Tiger’s Curse by Colleen Houck

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I think the setting of this book is the perfect summer setting of India. I just love the action of this book as well it kept me enthralled the first summer I read it. This is one reread I feel a pull to this summer.

8. Howl’s Moving Castle by Diane Wynn Jones

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Another reread for me and I love both the book and movie, but the setting is so much more vast than the movie and I really want to revisit it.

9. At the Water’s Edge by Sara Gruen

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Again another setting I would love to visit for the summer and the main reason I bought it! Scotland let’s face it this desert rat would love to see some green for the summer!

10. Legend by Marie Lu

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I know this book is action packed, but I don’t know much else about it. I got the trilogy on sale, so I figured it’d be a good beach read!

So that is my Top Ten Tuesday post! I hope you enjoyed it. I know I posted this a little late, but it’s still Tuesday and it counts. What was on your list? Have you read any of these? Which should I read first? Make sure to link and comment down below. Happy reading! My RYBSAT Wrap-up will be up next!

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An Original Book Tag: Book BFF Tag (Created by Me!!)

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Hey bookworms! How are you all! So I was struck today by an idea to create a book tag! I’ve never done this before, so I hope my questions make sense and are fun. I am nervous to put it out there, but maybe it will go far!

The Book BFF Tag!

1.Setting the Example: A pair/group of book bff’s that you love

Rose and Lissa from Vampire Academy by Richelle Mead

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2. Childhood Bestie: Which book character would you have like to grow up with

America Singer from The Selection Series by Kiera Cass

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I know most people find her annoying, but I adore her and her talents and wit. I would also be a 5 and we could play duets together!

3. Frenemy: Which book character would bring out your competitive side?

Annabeth Chase from the Percy Jackson and the Olympian series by Rick Riordan

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She is just super smart and I would be competitive on who knew more mythology!

4. Fashion Guru: Who would be the bestie whose closet you’d want to raid or would you want to go on a shopping spree with?

Eadlyn Schreave from The Heir by Kiera Cass

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I know I know this is part of the selection, but technically I consider it a spinoff series. She designs her own clothes! I am short and would love her to design clothes for me that are more appropriate for my age.

5. The Bad Influence: Which character would you want to commit a small act of rebellion with? (go skinny dipping, sneak into a movie, have a drag race with, etc.)

Kami Glass from Unspoken by Sarah Reese Brennan

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6.Blood Brothers: Which character would you want to be your surrogate big brother/sister? (You can do both if you want)

Eddie Castile from The Bloodlines series he is in VA too, but is much more prominent in this series. He is always there for Sydney and he makes me giggle!

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7. Mother Hen: Which character would you want to be by your side when you’re having a bad day to cheer you up?

Kelsey from The Tiger’s Curse Series by Colleen Houck

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She would make me cookies and we could watch movies. Have a girl day!

8. The Counselor:Which character would you go to for relationship advice (or) confide a secret to?

Stevie Rae from The House of Night Series by PC and Kristin Cast

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She has always been on of the truest of the nerd herd. She always gives good advice and is there for all her friends. I know this series was a long one, but she stayed true the whole time. The last few books bugged me but I overall have a soft spot for this series it brought me really great friends!

9. More than friends:Who would be your book bf/ gf (if you like both genders you can choose one of each, but only one choice per gender!)

Kishan Rajaram from the Tiger’s Curse Series again by Colleen Houck

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I know I know 2 characters from the same series, but I am really picky with book bf’s. He is my heart really as much as a fictional character can be especially in the last 3 books. I feel like he would truly see me and see the beauty behind the disability. Yes I am in love don’t judge

As for a book gf: No girl has really caught my eye or broken the mold or made me want to put them anything farther than the friend zone but things can change ^_~

10. Tag some Book Buddies!

1. The lovely young ladies at A Fangirl’s Opinion

2. Niki Hawkes at The Obsessive Book Seller

3. Analee from Book Snacks

4. Jenny Duffy from The books, The Art, and Me

5. Christine from Girl in the Pages

6. Hayley from Hails Hearts NYC

7. Sierra from TheBookSpook

8. Cristian from The Bookish God

9. Samantha from Thoughts on Tomes

10. Anyone else who thinks this seems fun!!!

You guys don’t have to do it, but It would make me happy if you did! If you decide to do the tag don’t forget to tag me, so I can see your answers please. I am so excited to have created this tag! Hope you have fun with the questions. I even had trouble answering them. My lack of variety either proves commitment to my favorite books or my need to read more… I choose both XD Hope you enjoyed this bookworms! I know this is two posts in one night, but this one has been one I’ve been working on for weeks. I just wanted to get it up when it was done! Happy reading!

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Booktalk: My Current Bookworm Struggles

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Hey bookworms! Hope you’re weekend is off to a better start than mine. I wanted to vent some of my bookworm struggles and see if any of you guys agree with me/have similar problems. As per usual of my book talks this is completely off the cuff. Links will be in the titles! I wouldn’t say these are pet peeves because a lot of books I read have these issues. When I was “younger” this wasn’t much of a problem because I had a better memory.

What is this problem, you ask? Having too many characters and no character list in the back of the book. I know these lists usually exist in fantasy books, but lately I feel like they should exist in other books as well. One example for instance is:

The Selection Series by Kiera Cass

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Although I will be talking about the newest book, The Heirfor this example.

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As you may know the selection is a competition where suitors compete for the hand of the princess. It is announced early on who is in the competition and where they are from, but otherwise isn’t mentioned again unless they are on a date with Eady. I am aware that Epic reads made a few videos of interviews for the selected, but not for all of them. Eady does browse through the profiles multiple time, but us as readers only get a peak. I think it would’ve been a more invested idea to put them at the end of the book. Then at the beginning of the second book to include the ones who have survived.

This wasn’t the only book I struggled with any book revolving around a high school tend to have more than a few key characters. Unspoken by Sarah Rees Bennan.

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I had trouble of who was related to who. Who was the enemy and just all over the place with characters for me.

That being said my ideas for fixing this: 1. Is character lists on the book site that if you are reading on an e-reader it will highlight and remind you of who they are. 2. Character lists in the back of the book

Bookworms am I the only one who struggles with this? What are some of your bookish struggles? Let me know in the comments and happy reading!

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WWW Wednesday 5/20/15

Hey bookworms! Sorry another late post, but had a loooooooooooong day today! I am so ready to sleep in tomorrow to make up for it. So if you saw my last post you know I am participating in RYBSAT, so I just wanted to let you know what I’ve read so far this week, the books I’m currently reading, and what I plan on reading next on my TBR for this readathon. WWW Wednesday is a weekly meme hosted by Taking on a World of Words where bloggers are asked three Questions to be answered:

1. What are you currently reading?

2. What did you recently finish reading?

3. What do you plan on reading next?

So here are my answers!

 Currently Reading

 1. Unspoken by Sarah Rees Brennan

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I am on page 193 so I have 154 pages to go! This book is the first to make me laugh out loud in a while and I am devouring it.

2. Behind the Scenes by Dahlia Adler

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Reminding me what I don’t like about contemporary, but I am really trying to push through it because the premise of book 2 sounds so much more of my type of contemporary

3. Daughter of Smoke and Bone by Laini Taylor

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Started listening to this audio book on the bus and I’m on chapter 6. Again formatting issue, but I love the narrator and characters so I will push through!

4. The Bad Beginning by Lemony Snicket

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I plan to get 50 pages done of this tonight at least before I turn off my computer. I just want to read it!

Recently Finished

1. Inkheart by Cornelia Funke

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Finishing this book reminded me of everything I loved and cherished the first time around. Loved the narrator and all the story! I would give it a million stars if I could! Next book I will be reading the hard cover though the narrator isn’t my cup of tea for that one

What I Plan on Reading Next

1. A Game of Thrones by George R.R. Martin

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2. Wicked by Jennifer L. Armentrout

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3. Loki’s Wolves by Kelley Armstrong and Melissa Marr

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Well bookworms that is where I am at so far in this readathon! I did not beat the clock on this post because of technical issues, but I started it on Wednesday, so I am counting it! Let me know what your currently reading or plan to read next in the comments. As you know I love to talk. Happy reading! Another post will be up soon.

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#RYBSAT TBR

Hey bookworms! Two posts in one night I know, but this is also to make up for the lack of posting last week! Finals are over though! I am so glad (for now) that the semester is over! I did enjoy participating in the readathon, and so I wanted to do another! Conviently there is one taking place this week. The Read Your Book Shelf A Thon or #RYBSAT which takes place from the 18th-25th! So the rules are you pick a spot on your bookshelf and read from there. Here is the youtube video explaining it a bit better though! So I am gonna tweak the TBR rules a bit by adding the books I am currently in the middle of as well as the shelf reads. So for my “shelf” I am picking from a place on my nook TBR shelf and reading from there. So here is my TBR starting with the five books I am currently reading =) (As always links to goodreads, sites, and videos are in the titles.)

MY RYBSAT TBR

1. A Game of Thrones by George R.R. Martin

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I know I know, but I really do want to finish this by the end of the month. I only got about 20 pages read, but rereads can be quick or slow for me depending on my mood. I cannot wait to get to the second book though!

2.The Bad Beginning by Lemony Snicket

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This one I am reading through a subscription site called Scribd and I was unable to read because of my exam, but hope to put a dent in it tonight and finish tomorrow night.

3. Inkheart by Cornelia Funke

Inkheart

My second audio book of the month and a reread. I love this book and am happy to reread it. Next month I plan to buy the second as an audiobook and read the hard cover of the third. It is easier to get through bigger rereads through audio for me.

4. Behind the Scenes by Dahlia Adler

Behind the Scenes

Only 33 pages in, but I am loving the friendship between Ally and Van. It seems like a strong sweet friendship and hope it stays that way. This is a short and easy read, but I hope it doesn’t drag.

5. Unspoken by Sarah Rees Brennan

Unspoken

I am loving this book and laughing out loud from it. The only drawback is there are a lot of characters and I’m having problems remembering who is who. I know a lot of books have maps, but it would be helpful to have character lists or family trees at the end of them. Either way this way my Uppercase personal subscription for last month, and I am so happy with it! Let me know if you want me to do a post for this month’s.

6. The Gift by Cecelia Ahern

The Gift

My second Cecelia Ahern book and I really want to get to know her writing more! So I have high hopes for this one, but going in kind of blind to this one.

7. PS I Love You by Cecelia Ahern

PS I love You

A reread and I consider this one a good summer read and have been itching to reread this, so now that my summer has started I can devour it!

8. Tiger Lily by Jodi Lynn Anderson

Tiger Lily

I’ve tried to read this before, but I am craving Peter Pan, so I want to give this another go! I am hoping this will be a good summer read as well.

9. If There be Thorns by V.C. Andrews

If There be Thorns

Okay confession: I watched the life time movie before reading this one, but it made me want to read the books more because the 2nd book kind of boring for me. The movie perked my interest for the third again, so I hope I like it!

10. Wicked by Jennifer L. Armentrout

Wicked

My first Jennifer L Armentrout as well as a cover buy! It is short though and really hope she lives up to the hype I’ve heard!

11. Loki’s Wolves by Kelley Armstrong and Melissa Marr

Loki's Wolves

Had to pick up this one for obvious reasons it’s Kelley Armstrong! It’s middle grade as well, so I am hoping it will be a quick read. I am excited for this book the most I think!

I know what you’re thinking I am crazy! I know but the first few I am a good chunk into, so it’s not as scary as it looks. I promise. Your other thought is probably: Why all the A named authors? It was too hard to choose a place, so I just started from the top. There is diversity in the genres, so I think there is little chance of me getting bored. I am also a book polygamist, so I read multiple books at a time, so once I get one book done I start another. It keeps my ADD in check or if I get annoyed with a character I switch to another. So are you guys participating? Link me your TBR’s? Are your TBR’s overly ambitious? Are you a book polygamist too or do you read one at a time? Have you read any of these books? How do you organize your TBR? Feel free to let me know in the comments! Good luck to you all and feel free to tweet and follow me! I promise to be more active in this readathon! Good luck to any of you taking exams or finals! You can make it! Happy reading! =)

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