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Top 5 Wednesday: Characters I Wouldn’t Want to Trade Places With

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Top 5 Wednesday is a weekly meme created be gingerreadslainey on YouTube, but it is now managed by Thoughts on Tomes. The Goodreads group page can be found here.

This week, the topic is about characters that you wouldn’t want to be. Often times, we talk about characters that we would love to be, so this time, we’re switching it up. My mind went straight to fantasy, dystopian, and science fiction, so let’s get started.

Harry Potter from the Harry Potter series by J.K. Rowling

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Now, I love Harry Potter as much as the next person, but I would never want to be The Chosen One. There’s a lot riding on his shoulders. I’d love to be his friend, but I wouldn’t want that kind of responsibility of saving the world. Read the rest of this entry »

Mean Girls Book Tag

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Mean Girls Book Tag

I was tagged in this almost a year ago by the lovely Kacie at A Bumble in Books (see her post here), and if you haven’t checked out her blog, I suggest you do so. I’m so sorry that I haven’t done this yet, but I’m doing it now. I’m also currently watching the movie to get myself in the mood for it, and let’s be honest here. Mean Girls is fantastic and hilarious.

{Story time: my roommate literally came running when she heard the movie playing through my door. “Are you watching Mean Girls?!”}

On to the tag!

“It’s pronounced like ‘Cady.’” – Which fictional characters’ names did you get completely wrong?

Basically everyone from And I Darken by Kiersten White. Ladislav Dragwlya, Mehmed. It’s not that I necessarily got their names wrong, but I don’t know how to pronounce their names in general. When I first read Twilight by Stephenie Meyer, I had no idea how to pronounce Carlisle. I vividly remember debating about the pronunciation with my friend in middle school. Read the rest of this entry »

Top 5 Wednesday: Books I Will Never Read

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Top 5 Wednesday is a weekly meme created be gingerreadslainey on YouTube, but it is now managed by Thoughts on Tomes. The Goodreads group page can be found here.

I don’t know exactly how to go about this list. On one hand, I’m excited because there is a long list of books that I don’t plan on reading. On the other, I really don’t want people to be offended because I never plan on reading what could possibly be their favorite book, so please keep in mind that everyone has their own taste in what they like and do not like to read.

With that said, I would also like to put a disclaimer on this. I will probably never read these. Never say never. Let’s get to it!

Passion by Lauren Kate

Passion

At one point in my life, I owned this one. It’s the third book in the Fallen series, and I actually unhauled it. I have zero interest in continuing with the series because I can’t even remember what happened in the second book. Read the rest of this entry »

August 2016 Book Haul

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I’m back with what will probably be my last book haul for a while. I’ve been getting quite a few books lately, and now that I’m back at college, I’m going to take a step back from purchasing books when I have so much to read for my courses. (But I bet we all say that, so who knows.)

Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone by J.K. Rowling (The Illustrated Edition)

Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone illustrated edition

I have been itching to get this one for a while now. It’s absolutely gorgeous, and I cannot wait to reread the series in these editions. Read the rest of this entry »

5 Steps to Tackle a Reading Slump

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Like most readers out there, I detest the moments when I am not in the mood for reading. Funnily enough, I’m actually writing this post to avoid reading, but that’s more because the Olympic trials are on than that the book I’m reading isn’t grabbing my attention.

Reading slump

Personally, I don’t suffer generally from what the majority define as a reading slump. Actually, what normally happens is that I make excuses about how busy I get and that college is getting in the way of reading. Yeah, those are pretty pathetic reasons, but life happens. When I am truly not in the mood for reading though, I typically follow the advice that I will give you in a second. This post was inspired by the fact that someone asked me for advice for the slump that they were going through, and I thought that perhaps we could all gain something by me putting my thoughts on this topic to paper. Obviously, this is not the scientific method, so if these ideas don’t work for you, I’m sorry. Truthfully, while there are tips and tricks to getting out of slumps, they are a part of life, and they are completely okay. Read the rest of this entry »

Top 5 Wednesday: Favorite First Sentences

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Top 5 Wednesday is a weekly meme created be gingerreadslainey on YouTube, but it is now managed by Thoughts on Tomes. The Goodreads group page can be found here.

Okay, can I just first say that I absolutely love this topic? The first sentence of a book is so important. It is your first exposure to the author’s writing in a novel, the characters, and the setting. I want it to pack a punch and peak my interest to make me want to keep reading—not that I’ve ever wanted to put down a book after reading the first line, but you know what I mean. While I was picking out these books, I actually went through and read the first sentence of every single book that I own that I have read, so this is actually completely accurate. I don’t think I have mentioned most of these books on my blog before, but incidentally, all of these books got a high rating from me. So, are you ready?

Amelia Anne is Dead and Gone

Amelia Anne is Dead and Gone by Kat Rosenfield

The night before Amelia Anne Richardson bled her life away on a parched dirt road outside of town, I bled out my dignity in the back of a pickup truck under a starpricked sky. Read the rest of this entry »

The Olympics Book Tag

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Olympics

In the spirit of the phenomenal athletes working their hardest in Brazil, I thought I would do The Olympics Book Tag! I absolutely adore the Olympics, both the summer and the winter games. Obviously, the summer games are currently going on for the next week or so, and I encourage you all to at least watch one of the events because personally, I just find it all so impressive.

Jordyn at jordzthebibliophile created this tag, and you can find the original here. I wasn’t tagged, but I’m not going to let that stop me. So, let’s get to it! Read the rest of this entry »