RYBSAT TBR: Time To Take Down Some of Those Books!

Hey Bookworms! It’s time for another Read-A-Thon post! Yes I am a bit addicted to them, but it’s a great way to jump into the community. This lovely Read-A-Thon was created by Bookss101 and hosted by many other lovely booktubers! … Continue reading

December 2015 Book Challenge Days 13&14:Favorite BFF’s&Hidden Gems

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Hey bookworms! I am almost catching up on this challenge! Yay me! If you want to see my 1st Day and go on from there I will link it. This challenge was created by Annreads on Instagram and I thank her for letting me do this challenge because it has been a way to keep my blog active as well as my brain! So let me get started!

Day 13: Favorite BFF’s

Unspoken by Sarah Rees Brennan

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Kami and Angela

Let’s face it we all need a BFF we drag into adventure and I relate to Angela’s need for a push sometimes. I hope to finish this series next year to see if my love of these 2 friends remain the same

Dreams of Gods and Monsters by Laini Taylor

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Zuzana and Karu

Now I know I raved on Zuz on Day 7, but I really do adore this duo! They have such a solid friendship. The constant support of each other and the way they joke and play! I’ve loved them from the first instance they were together!

Bridge to Teribithia by Katherine Paterson

Bridge to Terabithia

Jessie Aarons and Leslie Burke

Honestly it was nice to see a friendship between a boy and girl, so young. Someone to push you to be better it is amazing read on how two different minds can push you to grow!

Day 14: Books that Deserve More Attention

Pivot Point by Kasie West

Pivot Point

Need something to curve your craving until the next X-Men movie? Well this is the book I recommend. I know it came out 2 years ago, but I feel it didn’t get the attention it needed because I wasn’t even aware of it until the my lovely Book BFF Paige sent it to me! I got to the end and couldn’t believe I hadn’t found it sooner. I plan to read the second as soon as I finish the reread I am on Scribd as well as some paper books that have been waiting for me. Definitely kept me guessing!

Inspire by Cora Carmack

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Honestly my favorite Cora Carmack read because it took such a twist with Mythology and the muses! I definitely plan a reread before book two comes out!

Citrus Vol 1 by Saburo Uta

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Now just like the cover the content is a bit explicit, so be warned, but I must spread the love for this. I am a manga lover and have been from a young age, but I am one of the few girls that does not have a love for yaoi. It just isn’t my thing, but I do have a good love for yuri with a good amount of angst and tension. I want them to work for a relationship. Sadly their aren’t many Yuri (girl love) manga out in the world, so I have to spread the love with this one. I really am addicted and want to know what happens next with each volume!

Well bookworms that is all for this post! Did you grow to love any new fictional friendships this year? Which were they? Do you know books that need more love? Know any yuri manga I should check out? How about any books that remind you of X-Men? Any X-Men reader fans out there or am I a lone mutant lover? Have you read any of these books if so share your thoughts with me on them in the comments! Happy Reading!

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December 2015 Challenge: Giving Challenges Another Go!

Hey bookworms! It’s me and guess what it’s December AKA my second favorite month (my first being my birthday month), so I decided to do something special for this month! Now as you all may know I have tried doing … Continue reading

Friday Reads: What I Want to be Able to Read Between Assignments (11/20/2015)

Hey bookworms! I hope your week went well because mine hit me with a scary realization! 3 more of my inclass classes and 4 more weeks of my online class(counting next week and what’s left of this week) and I … Continue reading

Book Talk: Trying to Beat A Slump and Finding a Hated Trope Instead

Hey bookworms! I know I posted a post last night, but I figured since I can’t stop thinking for the moment I should put that energy to good use. Now if you read my post it was talking generally about … Continue reading

Top Ten Tuesday: Authors that have Made Me Spend the Most Money

Hey bookworms! It’s time for another Top Ten Tuesday hosted by the lovely blog The Broke and The Bookish. Now I wasn’t sure I was going to do this topic today, but seeing the other posts made me curious. Curious … Continue reading

July Wrap-Up: My Ambition Made Me Fall a Little Short

Hey bookworms! Guess what? July is over! Can you believe it? I know I can’t! 23 days till the start of my last semester of my undergrad… Scary… Any who if you read my July TBR, you will know I … Continue reading

30 Day Reading Challenge Day 23: The Reason E-readers Were Really Invented

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Hey bookworms! How is your week going? I can’t believe it’s already Thursday!  I swear without school I have no internal clock… Any who today is about the books we try to hide the cover from eyes… Well at least in public… Let’s face it when it comes to blogging I have no shame admitting to other readers what I am reading. I feel like the internet is easier to own up because you guys get past the sweet shell and get to the real bookworm. So that is how I am going to handle this question because let’s face it I’d never be ashamed to admit what I am reading to you all. So with that said let me talk about the books I am glad to own an e-reader for so no one can peak at the cover and some with content that might get me judged if outside people knew about the content. The choices listed below are also quick  reads in my opinion and is another factor of what makes them guilty pleasures. They aren’t really to feed my time just things to pass the time. So with all that said let’s begin!

Day 23: Guilty Pleasure Reads

Choice 1:

Before I get started let me say the first book isn’t just for the book, but for the genre. Unless you know me personally I give off a sweet and innocent girl. I am not one to openly check out people. 1. I am loyal 2. I am veeeeery picky If I do look or think things at least I like to think to myself that I am very discreet. So a genre I am glad to have a nook for is New Adult. Some of the covers are a dead give away to the content and therefore a give away from what is going through my head. Not only are the covers a give away but the titles are too.

Exhibit A: Losing It by Cora Carmack

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I mean by the position and look of her face on the cover. You have a pretty good idea what they’re doing or at the very least: What I’m reading and let’s just say I don’t want random strangers to come up with uncomfortable or false ideas about me. People who take the time to know me can get to know my true mind ^_~

2. Flowers in the Attic by V.C. Andrews

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So if you don’t know what this book is about I won’t spoil it, but it was banned when it first came out for it’s content. If you read it now you can still get why people were/are turned off by it, but again if you look deeper at the themes you can pick apart some reason and even some understanding and sympathy for these characters. Then again it may just be the English major in me.

Well that is it for now bookworms! How do you feel about reading certain books in public? Do you have guilty pleasures or do you show all your reads off with pride? Let me know down below in the comments and if you have read the two books listed above your thoughts on them. 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

Sea of Shadows

2. The Rising by Kelley Armstrong

The Rising

3. Broken by Kelley Armstrong

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4. All Lined Up by Cora Carmack

All Lined Up

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

The Assassin's Curse

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

The Maze Runner

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

At the Water's Edge

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

Legend

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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#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

The Bad Beginning

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

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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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