December 2015 Book Challenge Day 4: My Favorite Surprise of the Year

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Hey bookworms! It’s time for Day 4 of my challenge (for Days: 1,2,&3)! This lovely challenge and banner were created by Annreads. Soooo… I didn’t know what to make of the meaning of surprise for Day 4, so I decided to interpret it my own way! So surprise for me was the bookish surprise I received from my Book BFF Paige!

Day 4: A Surprise that Made my Rough Day Better

The Wolf Wilder  by Katherine Rundell

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To be honest 2015 has been a really rough year for me especially the last few months. I won’t go into too much detail because I promised not to put too much of it on my blog because my feelings about it all could change in a month. On one of my really bad days I got home from school and was trying not to think on the recliner like I often do, and my mom comes in from bringing in the mail and hands me a package. I was confused and beyond excited because I wasn’t expecting anything to come. I ran and got the knife to free the mystery under the paper (for those of you who don’t know Paige is a bit tape crazy… A bit is a bit of an understatement…) Once it was free I almost started crying because of the beauty of the cover and then reading the premise. I was speechless and extremely grateful starting to wonder if my BFF was psychic… This was the best surprise of my year! For those of you who haven’t guessed by my signature my obsession has been with wolves since I was very young and any books on them are hard to find. I am almost done with this book and will review it as soon as I am! That was my biggest book surprise of the year and I can’t thank her enough for helping me when I needed it most with such a simple gesture!

So that’s it for this post bookworms! What was your biggest book surprise of the year? Whether it was a book you weren’t expecting to receive or a surprise within a book. Let me know in the comments. Happy Reading and for those of you face finals like me, Good Luck!

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30 Day Reading Challenge Day 25: Sometimes Paying to Learn Leads to Reading Great Books

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Hey bookworms! It’s day 25 and I will be relieved when these posts are over… It was fun at first, but now it’s making me feel a bit worn out. I will definitely go back to posting 3-4 times a week after this. So this one required some thinking with my once again horrible memory. Anywho let’s get started!

Day 25: Favorite Book Read in School

Now this one was hard to think of because I had already listed my favorite as my favorite classic on Day 10. I of course had to think of a runner-up. Thinking back on all the books I’ve read as an undergrad has been hard because not all of them have been books, so I remembered the one I have read not to long ago.

Hard Times by Charles Dickens

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Honestly this was my first look into Dickens and I adored it. It lit a curiosity to read more by him as soon as I am able! This story when first published was serialized and therefore very episodic. It very much reminded me of a soap opera and was very fun to read! I wanted to read what happened next. You invest in the character and see the bad guy get what they deserve. It is a very good description of the haves and have nots. If you are curious about Dickens I definitely recommend this one as your first because the characters are fun and very easy to picture. It may ignite a love for classics that you never knew you had!

Well that is all for now bookworms. I am gonna go and find a book to curl-up with as I contemplate tomorrow’s post. What is your favorite classic? Have you picked up Dickens or this book yet? What Dickens’ novel should I grab next? Feel free to let me know your thoughts in the comments and happy reading!

PS if your curious about my answers for the Day 1 of the Challenge or Day 24 feel free to click the links~

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30 Day Reading Challenge Day 24: Come Over to My Side I have Caramel Apples

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Hey bookworms! It’s another challenge day! Wooooo! Okay answers are getting a bit harder to come by, and so I may not be that eager to write them. I know I also missed a week, but I definitely want to finish this, so let’s get to it!

Day 24: A Book I Wish More People Would Read

The Night Circus by Erin Morgenstern

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Honestly I rant and rave about this book all the time and I wish more people would read this book because I need to talk about it! I’ve heard a lot of readers complain about the pace of the writing and for that I suggest the audio book whether it’s through your library, scribd (which I checked it’s on there), audible, nook audio app, or if you have the money buy a physical copy. The narrator really fits the style of the book because it does invites you into the the book. The characters are very diverse to read them is one of the many reasons to love this book. From the Twins, Tsukiko, Cecelia, or Marco you invest in each. You want to see what happens and let’s face it I am still wondering what happens after the end. The setting is AMAZING! You can see everything sooo vividly it is almost like you can smell every scent. Not to mention the countries you stop in and the way the circus travels… Next is the fashion and effects with the acts. Make me drool with envy! Last but not least: The love and the risk. So come join me and be a Rever, so I can have my Night Circus Party and invite you one day! I will have sweeeeets….

Well that is all for now bookworms! Did I convince you, or are you already a Rever? What is the book you wish more people would read? Let me know in the comments! I love to talk! Happy reading!

PS: If you want to see my Day 1 , Day 23 ,or my most passionate post: click the links if you’re curious!

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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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30 Day Reading Challenge Day 22: What Currently Holds My Eyes Captive

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Hey bookworms before I start this post I have to apologize real fast! I accidentally deleted someone’s comment today when I didn’t mean to because I was trying to reply on my phone and my finger slipped and hit delete and wordpress doesn’t ask you if you are sure on the app like most things. It was on my previous post! Please don’t take it as I didn’t like your comment because comments are my favorite and since I can’t see the comment I can’t remember who it was. I would never delete a comment unless hurtful. I hope you post on this one and forgive me because I have been upset about it all day.  Sorry if that was ranty, but I want to let you all know how bad I feel. Now onto today’s topic!

Day 22: Current Reads

1. Blue Moon by Alyson Noel

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A reread for me and is going kind of slow, but I am eager to see how much I still like this book.

2. Past my Defenses by Wendy Sparrow

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Slow reading, but mostly because I’ve been neglecting my nook or just don’t have the energy to read lately. I really want to finish this soon I feel so bad

3. The Miseducation of Cameron Post by Emily M. Danforth

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Another library book which I am reading very slowly and carefully because the spine is CRACKED! I am so scared that pages are gonna fall out. I am also reading slowly because it has a lot of little details that make me drag sometimes, but I really really want to like this book

4. Princess in Pink / Project Princess by Meg Cabot

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I started listening to this on Scribd last night because I was feeling a little depressed and I wanted something fluffy and quick.

Anyway bookworms I am sorry again for deleting that comment! I promise not to do it again. So let me know what your reading down below. What do you read when you are sad. Happy reading!

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30 Day Reading Challenge Day 21: Returning to an Old Friend

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Hey bookworms! I know it’s been a bit since I have done this, but I don’t want to leave it undone. So I hope your eager to see what these last ten answers are going answers are going to be. So let’s begin!

Day 21: Favorite Read from Childhood

The Little White Horse by Elizabeth Goudge

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Honestly it’s been forever since I read this book, so all the details aren’t as fresh. The reason being for lack of rereading this is because my copy is a paperback and I had read it so much it was starting to fall apart! I do remember loving the era the setting was in. Thinking about being drawn in a carriage and living in a manor. There was nothing more at that time that I wanted than to go back into time and search for something magical. To be somewhere greener and not feel the ache in my muscles. To me this story was finding joy in a dark situation finding magic and belief when normally you would have none. This book’s magic and writing is something I want to revisit this summer since I bought the e-book a few months ago. I hope I enjoy it with the same amount I did then, and maybe take some notes on the world building. Well bookworms that’s all I have for now. What is your favorite childhood read? Do you still have the original copy? Let me know down below and happy reading!

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30 Day Reading Challenge Day 20: The One that Makes Me Muffle My Giggles

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Hey bookworms! I hope your ready to talk about a happy subject. It is always good to laugh and I am not at all afraid to laugh out loud when reading. I am not ashamed because laughing in public or in the car can always start a good conversation. Books do bond us all together. So let’s talk about the book that makes me get lost in a giggle fit.

Day 20: A Book That Made You Laugh

The Lightning Thief by Rick Riordan

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I love Percy’s sense of humor and sarcasm throughout this whole series. The fact that his mouth gets him into trouble makes it even more funny. Rick Riordan showing kids that they can use their disadvantages as advantages. Along with friends Percy shows even young we know what is worth fighting for. Riordan’s characters are definitely diverse and has an interesting take on mythology. Even if this book technically a middle grade you can enjoy this series at any age. It is definitely a book to read if you are having a bad day because it can always be worse like being chased by a creature 5 times your size and trying not to be smote by Gods! Well that is all there is for this post Bookworms! What books have made you laugh out loud in public feel free to let me know! Happy Reading!

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30 Day Reading Challenge Day 19: Favorite Story to Flicker on the Screen

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Hey Bookworms! I am scheduling posts now and I know this one should’ve gone up yesterday, but I have been having a lazy streak. I am also sleepy as writing this, so this post will be on the short side. I hope you still enjoy because I will be talking about 2 of my favorite subjects: Books and movies so let’s begin!

Day 19: Favorite Book to Film

Life of Pi by Yann Martel

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I read this book in 11th grade, so being forced to read wasn’t my favorite. Now looking back I want to try and read it for pleasure. I remember the imagery and symbolism was amazing and let’s face it I was just too young to appreciate it. The adaption was just as beautiful and covered the key points very well. This book and movie takes you on journey and love its hints of magical realism. It makes you think and wonder which version is true. The movie is one of my favorites and one I wish I owned! Here is the trailer for you to enjoy. So Bookworms tell me what your favorite adaption is! Have you read this books or watched this movie? Happy Reading and Watching!

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30 Reading Challenge Day 18: The First of Many Chapters

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Hey Bookworms! I don’t know if I shared this, but I have a horrible memory. Well… Short term and apparently with this question long term. because it was before goodreads.. Or as a friend has referred to it before the “dark ages”. The one form of Social Media I really depend on! Now that is said let’s get started on what it was.

Day 18: First Chapter Book You Remember Reading as a Child

Heidi by Johanna Spyri

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One of the reasons I am glad I am a blogger and not a vlogger is because I would probably butcher this author’s last name and feel truly bad. I remember borrowing or receiving this book from my sister’s baby sitter and devouring it at a gathering I was dragged to with my parents. Somewhere along reading or finishing it I ended up watching the movie. I am pretty sure I really liked this book, but I don’t remember much of it. Once I get the money to get this edition I definitely plan to reread it! Well that is all for now bookworms sorry I can’t remember much, but back then I devoured so many books I truly can’t remember the first one I read. Which was the first book you read alone? What was your favorite childhood book let me know down below. Happy reading!

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30 Day Challenge Day 17: Words that Stick with Me

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Hey bookworms I hope you won’t get overwhelmed with so many posts in one day. It is the only way I can think to make the lack of posts up to you. This one may not make sense to you if you haven’t read the book, but it may make you curious to pick up the book which will make me happy. So let’s get started!

Day 17: Favorite Quote

So this was one of my easier days to do because as soon as I saw this post I knew which I was going to choose. It was because this book helped me put love in perspective for the moment when I needed to put myself first. Where I needed to stop thinking and putting pressure on the one I love and my relationship. Now I am learning from the quote and taking it day by day:

One Day

“Whatever happens tomorrow, we had today; and I’ll always remember it”
― David Nicholls, One Day

Well that is it for now bookworms! I am beyond sleepy because it 5 AM as I am writing this (post is scheduled) and I haven’t slept yet. Meaning I will post more once my brain has actually rested. Do you have a quote that got you through a hard moment this year? Have you picked this book up yet? If not, do it please it will hit you in the feels, but it is definitely a book I think more people should read. I also really love the movie cover version and want it bad! Anywho I am done rambling comment down below and let me know what quote has moved you this year.

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