Month: November 2014

GIF Tag

GIF Tag
Posted on November 26, 2014 in Tag / 0 Comments

Thanks to Jillie from Jillian’s Books for tagging me to do the GIF tag! Basically you match books (provided by the tagger) with GIFs.   Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows by J.K. Rowling Much awesomeness. Daughter of Smoke & Bone by Laini Taylor Like, the best thing ever?? The Little Prince by Antoine de-Saint Exupery Seems cute. The Book Thief by Markus Zusak All the feels… Eleanor and Park by Rainbow Rowell This is in my more immediate TBR pile, can’t wait to read this… Jane Eyre by Charlotte Bronte Haven’t really read much […]

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The Prophecy of the Stones by Flavia Bujor

The Prophecy of the Stones by Flavia Bujor
Posted on November 24, 2014 in Book Review / 0 Comments

Main Points Writing Style:  The writing is kinda simple but it is well-written. I think a lot can be attributed to the fact that it was translated. Plot:  I loved this! It was the quintessential fantasy adventure. Three girls, a quest, a prophecy, love interests….it had it all. Including a real-world element that tied it all together. It was really cool and well-thought-out. I learned to like the girls, even if I identified with Amber first and it was a while before I was used to the other two. But I feel like that was to be […]

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The Ultimate Book Tag

Posted on November 22, 2014 in Tag / 0 Comments

Another one from Jillian’s Books! Do you get sick while reading in the car? Yes and it makes me sad! I didn’t used to. I loved reading in the car. But now I can’t ): well at least I have my music. Which author’s writing style is completely unique to you and why? Markus Zusak from The Book Thief. It’s just so short and poignant and…unexpected. See my review of it to find out more. Harry Potter series or the Twilight Saga? Give 3 points to defend your answer. Harry Potter. Because it’s amazing. Twilight’s […]

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Isla and the Happily Ever After by Stephanie Perkins

Isla and the Happily Ever After by Stephanie Perkins
Posted on November 20, 2014 in Book Review / 0 Comments

Main Points Writing Style:  Beautiful, as usual. Plot: Much wow. This book definitely lived up to the other two and was a superb ending to the series. It wasn’t my favorite (#2 remains my favorite) but it was still amazing. It had a lot more muchness and really tied everything together. There was a lot more ‘is it really gonna work out in the end?’ than I remember in the other books. Actually, at one point it got so bad that I was depressed for a whole day. Yes, unfortunately I am one of those people […]

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TBR Tag

TBR Tag
Posted on November 19, 2014 in Tag / 0 Comments

photo originally created by Rachel and Dana   Tag Time once again! Here’s another I found on Jillian’s Books. How do you keep track of your TBR pile? Goodreads. For my more immediate owned-TBR list, I have a small pile of books on one of my bookshelves. Is your TBR mostly print or ebook? Print. I usually only read ARCs in ebook form, and I don’t usually add those to my TBR. How do you determine which book from your TBR to read next? Tricky. It’s mostly what I feel like, but if I’m reading […]

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Book Review: Every Day by David Levithan

Book Review: Every Day by David Levithan
Posted on November 17, 2014 in Book Review / 4 Comments

Main Points Writing Style: The writing. I have a few points to make on this. First, it was excellent. Second, it was distracting. I actually got to page 160 before realizing it was in the present tense. It just kind of hit me like oh! Present tense! That’s so not important to the story but it’s interesting! Third, there was a point made at some point about the narrator’s gender. And I had to question that myself. Honestly, when I first started reading, I assumed A was a boy, but now I’m thinking that was […]

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Tag: This or That

Posted on November 16, 2014 in Tag / 2 Comments

Yay another tag! I found this one on Jillie’s blog, Jillian’s Books, of course. Couldn’t resist. Fiction or Nonfiction? Fiction for sure. I’ve enjoyed a few nonfiction biographies, but I enjoy historical fiction a bit more. Do you prefer the library or do you purchase books? I don’t get books from the library very often, although I used to. I find I always get around 7 books and then take way longer than the 2 weeks reading them and end up returning them unread. So I prefer buying books, even if my bookshelf is overflowing. […]

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Prescription for Murder by E. E. Smith

Prescription for Murder by E. E. Smith
Posted on November 7, 2014 in Book Review / 0 Comments

Main Points Writing Style:  Same as the first three. Plot:  I loved it, as usual. Excitement never ceases, especially when we’ve got the Mafia involved, Irish or not. Only a few things I’d really like to mention. One, it’s pretty obvious that she and Harry get married in this book, and that kind of wraps up the series for me, but I think there will be more books. I’ll read them, of course, but the marriage seemed like a climax. Two, her sister was a total brat! I couldn’t believe her. She was atrocious. I […]

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The Price of Promiscuity by Blade Dubois

The Price of Promiscuity by Blade Dubois
Posted on November 6, 2014 in Book Review / 0 Comments

Main Points Writing Style:  The writing was okay…a bit simple. Plot:  Laura was not the most likable. There were times I was rooting for her, and times I was sorry for her. There were plenty of times I was mad at her. I just couldn’t relate to her at all. She would get all caught up in these men and I was like….ugh really? I don’t see why you’re doing this! It was just really hard to get behind her reasoning sometimes. She kept getting into deeper and deeper trouble and didn’t seem to know […]

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