Tuesday, November 26, 2013

Top Ten Tuesday: Recommendations to my little sisters

hosted by The Broke and the Bookish.

A-hem.  Grace and Gabby, I'm talking to you.
I know you have probably read a handful of these, but if it's on here that means that one of you hasn't read it.  I just hope you guys enjoy this list.

1. The Giver by loius Lowery
2. Ender's Game by Orsen Scott Card
3. Legend by Marie Lu
4. Cinder by Marissa Meyer 
5. Perks of Being a Walflower by Stephen Chbosky
6. The Book Thief by Markus Zusak
7. Pride and Prejudice by Jane Austen
8. The Summer I Became a Nerd by Leah Rae Miller
9. Anna and the French Kiss/Lola and The Boy Next Door by Stephanie Perkins
10. The Year of Secret Assignments by Jaclyn Moriarty
11. A Great and Terrible Beauty by Libba Bray
12. The Princess Bride by William Goldman
13. I Am the Messenger by Markus Zusak
14. If I Stay by Gayle Forman
15. Captivating by John and Stasi Eldredge

Saturday, November 23, 2013

Notable Quotable: Markus Zusak (#23.5)

"A snowball in the face is surely the perfect beginning to a lasting friendship."
     --The Book Thief

Tuesday, November 12, 2013

Top Ten Tuesday: Covers I wish I could redesign

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1. & 2. Anna and the French Kiss and Lola and the Boy Next Door by Stephanie Perkins - I know the covers have been redesigned, but the first ones were the worst.  They are corny and cheesy but not in a good way.  
3. & 4. The Name of The Star and The Madness Underneath by Maureen Johnson. - I'm not a huge fan of these covers. The redesign with the ghost-like lettering is much better than the first try, but I would like to try my hand at designing those covers. 

These are the covers that have recently stood out to me, but seriously I would probably make the worst cover designer, unless you really like the word covers. That would probably be the most of my designs, words.

Tuesday, November 5, 2013

Top Ten Tuesday: Sequels I can't wait for!

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I've read quite a few sequels in the last couple months, but there are still so many that I can't wait to read! Yeah, I realize that most of these are already published, but it's my top ten.  

1. Days of Blood and Starlight by Laini Taylor 
2. Champion by Marie Lu - I cannot wait for this book, I need to know what happens in the end!

3. & 4. Insurgent by Veronica Roth (and Allegiant) - With all the hype about Allegiant, I can't help but be excited about the last two books in this trilogy.

5. Wise Man's Fear by Patrick Rothfuss - I really enjoyed this story and the world that it is set in, I want to dive into it again.

6. This is What Happy Looks Like by Jeniffer E. Smith - This isn't technically a sequel, but I'm looking forward to reading it.

7. City of Glass by Cassandra Clare - After the plot twist at the end of City of Bones, I'm willing to give the series another chance only because I'm holding out some hope that it was false.

8. Rebel Angels by Libba Bray - I really liked the story in the first book, and I am very interested to see what happens next to those girls.

9. Isla and the Happily Ever After by Stephanie Perkins - I'll be the first to admit it, I am a sucker for Stephanie Perkins books.  I can't help it.  I read them instead of sleeping, so yeah, I'm excited about this one.

10. Beautiful Darkness by Kami Garcia and Maragret Stohl  - I think I may have fallen in love a little bit with Ethan, so I'm ready to see what's in store next for those two.  

Sunday, November 3, 2013


Hello everyone, this is a little note explaining to you why this blog will be more bare than usual in the Month of November.  That's right I am doing NaNoWriMo, which if you don't know stands for Nation Novel Writing Month.

NaNoWriMo is a challenge/program that people all over the world do in the month of November.  The challenge is to write 50,000 words this month.  It is a difficult task, but I have done it before and I will do it once again this year.

That being said, I will be writing in most of my free time, which means I won't be reading much.  I will do my best to keep posting on this blog, but the posts will most likely not be in the form of a book review.
Never fear! In December, I will be right back on schedule posting book reviews and other things.

Anyway, if I don't see you soon, I'll see you in December!