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Musical Mondays: September 12, 2016

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Musical Mondays

How to Participate In Musical Mondays:

  1. Link your Musical Mondays post back to Escape Inside the Pages
  2. Include the instructions in your post
  3. Share anywhere from 1-3 songs that either:
  • Remind you of a book you’ve read or are currently reading
  • You’ve been listening to or have discovered in the past week
  • You feel you must absolutely share with the world
  1. Link your shared songs to their YouTube video (even if it’s a lyrics video)
  2. Paste the link to your Musical Mondays post in the Comments of my Musical Mondays post each week
  3. Have the greatest time discovering new music and artists!

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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 »

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 »

Review: Sleep No More by Aprilynne Pike

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Sleep No More

I read the Wings series by Aprilynne Pike about five years ago, and I enjoyed it then. I’m severely questioning whether or not I would enjoy it now, but that is not the point of this review. The only reason I picked this book up was because of my previous experience with this author’s work, and unfortunately, I just did not like it.

I don’t really have anything positive to say about this novel. I respect the fact that there are other people out there that have read it and enjoyed it, but I’m just not that person. This review is probably going to just tumble into chaos and rambling, so if you really want to know my in depth thoughts, I invite you to read on. Warning: sassiness on my part ahead. Read the rest of this entry »

Top 5 Wednesday: Books I Feel Differently About

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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’m pretty excited about this topic because most of the time, I never go back to talk about a book after I post my review. For this topic, we’re supposed to discuss books that we feel differently about now that we’ve had more time to think about them, and I’m sure that my opinions vary over time. We could talk about books that we either loved, and now, looking back, we don’t like as much, or we could talk about books that we didn’t like, and now, we have a greater appreciation for. At first, I tried to come with examples of both, but generally, once I dislike a book, there is no redemption for it. I couldn’t think of any, so this list will only have books that I once liked, and now, I don’t.

A few of these are probably controversial opinions, so please be wary of that.

Books that I liked at first, and now? Not so much.

Twilight by Stephenie Meyer

Twilight

Okay, so I’m not hating on this book. I will always appreciate this series for getting me back into reading all those years ago when I was 14 years old. However, after getting back into a reading groove and after so many years and so many books, I do not think that this series was as wonderful as I thought it was when I was younger. Now, I do have many frustrations with it although I never see myself getting rid of my copies of the books. Read the rest of this entry »

Top 5 Wednesday: Book Series I Wish Had LESS Books

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Top 5 Wednesday is a weekly meme created be gingerreadslainey on YouTube. The Goodreads group page can be found here.

This week, I’m changing the topic a little bit. Instead of writing a list of series that I think deserves more books, this list is going to be comprised of series that should have had less books. I’m changing the topic here on my blog today because I cannot think of one book series that needs more books. Even though I love Harry Potter, I wouldn’t want there to be additional books in the series because the series is over. Once it is done, it should stay done. That’s just my own opinion.

My list will have some very popular book series, and if they are your favorites, I’m sorry. They just didn’t sit with me as well as they sat with you. Without further ado, let’s get on to the list!

1.House of Night series by P.C. Cast and Kristin Cast – 12 books

Marked

This book series is now complete (I think?) at 12 books. This doesn’t count the novellas that also accompany the series. I have three left to read, and honestly, I don’t know when I will—if I ever—finish the series. In the beginning of this series, I really enjoyed the books. I thought they were funny and a new take on vampires, but now? Now, they are just dragging on and on. To be honest, I don’t know if I’m interested anymore.

2. Maximum Ride series by James Patterson – 9 books

Max Ride The Angel Experiment

I have read all of these, so I suppose that makes me a credible source when it comes to this series. As far as I can remember, the first three books are very good. After that, they kind of go downhill… hard. The inconsistencies in this series are really why this should have been cut down. Don’t get me wrong: I love the characters and everything, but it was hard to watch a series I loved so much (and grew up with) change so much. Read the rest of this entry »