Sunday, November 29, 2015

The Weekly Recap (Week of 11/22/15)

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----------My Life----------
So, Thanksgiving was this week, and I had a really nice time. My brother flew in last minuet, so it was really nice to see him; even if I only saw him for a few days. I didn't do anything big, just hanged out with my family. :)

School is starting up again on Monday, and I am kind of excited for it. I know it sounds weird, but I am ready for things to go back to normal. Also, there is not that much school left before Christmas break. Speaking of Christmas, I had to switch radio stations. The radio station I usually listen to started playing 24/7 Christmas music, but BEFORE THANKSGIVING!! I hate Christmas music. I am okay with Christmas music when it is close to Christmas, not more than a month away from Christmas!

-------Books I Have Acquired-------
Library:

I was good this week! Hopefully I will finish some more library books this week. :)

Free Download:
  1. Fade by A.K. Morgen 
  2. Gifts of the Blood by Vicki Keire 
  3. Catch me When I Fall by Vicki Leigh 
  4. Please Don't Tell My Parents I'm a Supervillian by Richard Roberts 

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-------Question of the Week------- 

What is your favorite song right now? Tell me your answers in the comments!

My Answer: I have been really into jazzy music right now, so I have to say Here by Alessia Cara. I really like the rhythm of this song, and this would totally be me at a party.

I hope you guys have a good week, and I will see you all in the next post. Bye! :) 

Saturday, November 28, 2015

Book Review: Everything, Everything by Nicola Yoon

Everything, EverythingMy disease is as rare as it is famous. Basically, I’m allergic to the world. I don’t leave my house, have not left my house in seventeen years. The only people I ever see are my mom and my nurse, Carla.

But then one day, a moving truck arrives next door. I look out my window, and I see him. He’s tall, lean and wearing all black—black T-shirt, black jeans, black sneakers, and a black knit cap that covers his hair completely. He catches me looking and stares at me. I stare right back. His name is Olly.

Maybe we can’t predict the future, but we can predict some things. For example, I am certainly going to fall in love with Olly. It’s almost certainly going to be a disaster.








It has been about twenty four hours sense I finished this book, and I am still trying to recover from it. In this book we follow Madeline, who is allergic to the world. If she goes outside of her house, she could die at any minuet. She is perfectly content to stay in her little bubble, until she meets the new boy next door, Olly. I loved this book! There were so many great thing in this book, and it definitely lives up to the hype. 

I adored Madeline. She was so easy to connect with, and she handled everything thrown at her very well. She was not whiny, or even bratty. I really enjoyed getting to see her experience love for the first time. I also really enjoyed Carla. She always gave Madeline the advice that her mom wouldn't give her. I also feel like she was a second mom to Madeline, even though she had a daughter back home.

I feel like the relationship between Olly and Madeline was very real. It wasn't insta-love, and it was paced very well. As the story goes on, you start to care more, and more. I really did want them to be together throughout the book. 

I was really surprised by the ending of this book! I honestly did not see it coming, and I wish that the book was a little longer because of it. I want to know how Madeline ends up! What happens to her? I know that we kind of got that, but I just want to know more!

Overall, I loved this book! I really cared for the characters, and was really pleased with the romance. This book is definitely worth your time.

5/5 Points
I loved this book! A new favorite.             

Thursday, November 26, 2015

Happy Thanksgiving!

So, here in the United States it is Thanksgiving! I guess that I gust wanted to write this extremely weird and short post to say Happy Thanksgiving! So, Happy Thanksgiving! So, this is weird...  I will end this extremely awkward post with a gif of a dog in a turkey costume. Happy Thanksgiving!

 

Wednesday, November 25, 2015

Cover of the Week: Love Letters to the Dead by Ava Dellaria

Love Letters to the DeadIt begins as an assignment for English class: Write a letter to a dead person.

Laurel chooses Kurt Cobain because her sister, May, loved him. And he died young, just like May. Soon, Laurel has a notebook full of letters to the dead—to people like Janis Joplin, Heath Ledger, Amelia Earhart, and Amy Winehouse—though she never gives a single one of them to her teacher. She writes about starting high school, navigating the choppy waters of new friendships, learning to live with her splintering family, falling in love for the first time, and, most important, trying to grieve for May. But how do you mourn for someone you haven't forgiven?

It's not until Laurel has written the truth about what happened to herself that she can finally accept what happened to May. And only when Laurel has begun to see her sister as the person she was—lovely and amazing and deeply flawed—can she truly start to discover her own path.

In a voice that's as lyrical and as true as a favorite song, Ava Dellaira writes about one girl's journey through life's challenges with a haunting and often heartbreaking beauty.




I love the background of this cover! It is so beautiful how it goes from dark to light. I love covers like this one, they are just so pretty! What do you think of this cover?  

Tuesday, November 24, 2015

Top Ten Tuesday: Five Things I'm Thankful for That are Not Books

Top Ten Tuesday is a weekly meme hosted by The Broke and Bookish.
Where each week you make a top ten list to go with that week's bookish theme.

Theme: Thanksgiving themed Freebie -- ten books I'm thankful for, authors I'm thankful for, Ten fictional families I'd like to celebrate Thanksgiving with, a personal non-bookish thankful list, etc. etc.

Happy Thanksgiving everybody! So, this was a hard topic for me to write about, but I decided to tell you guys five things I'm thankful for other than books. My whole life doesn't revolve around books (yes it does), so I thought that I would tell you guys five things I'm thankful for, that aren't books. Make sure leave your TTT posts in the comments! 


1.)  The Library- Technically this is a building, so I'm counting it! I love the library, and I am really thankful that they exist.
2.) My Mom- I love my mom! We are best friends and do almost everything together. She can always make me laugh, and I am really thankful that she is in my life. Also, we both love to read so I have someone to give book recommendations to.
3.) My Laptop- I don't know what I would do without my laptop. I write these posts on my laptop, I do the majority of my school on my laptop; you could say I live on my laptop. Thank you laptop, I don't know where I would be without you.
4.) Mason Jars-  This may seem a little random, but I use these a lot. I keep stuff in them, I drink out of them, I even grow stuff in them. I think that they look really cool, and I am just thankful for them.
5.) Everyone who Reads my Blog- I think that I am most thankful for you guys. I love writing these posts for you guys, and recommending books to you guys. Thank you for taking time to read my blog and even commenting on some of my posts. Thank you, Thank you, Thank you.


So there you go! I know that this TTT was short, but I hope that you guys enjoyed it never-the-less. Next weeks theme is 2016 debut authors we are looking foward to, so I should probably start looking. I hope you guys enjoyed, and have a happy Thanksgiving! Bye! :)   

Monday, November 23, 2015

Give me, Give me Tuesday: Vicious by V.E. Schwab

Vicious (Vicious, #1)Victor and Eli started out as college roommates—brilliant, arrogant, lonely boys who recognized the same sharpness and ambition in each other. In their senior year, a shared research interest in adrenaline, near-death experiences, and seemingly supernatural events reveals an intriguing possibility: that under the right conditions, someone could develop extraordinary abilities. But when their thesis moves from the academic to the experimental, things go horribly wrong. Ten years later, Victor breaks out of prison, determined to catch up to his old friend (now foe), aided by a young girl whose reserved nature obscures a stunning ability. Meanwhile, Eli is on a mission to eradicate every other super-powered person that he can find—aside from his sidekick, an enigmatic woman with an unbreakable will. Armed with terrible power on both sides, driven by the memory of betrayal and loss, the archnemeses have set a course for revenge—but who will be left alive at the end?


I still have not read a book by V.E. Schwab! This book sound really good though, and it got good reviews on Goodreads. Hopefully I will be able to read this book soon. Or at least any book by V.E. Schwab. If you have read this book, what did you think of it? Let me know in the comments. 

Babble from a Book Nerd #10: 2016 Challenges

Now, this might seem a little early, but I am a planner. So, I want to know ahead of time what challenges I am going to do in 2016. I know that I am going to do the Goodreads Reading Challenge. This year my goal was 50, but I already beat that a while ago. I think that next year I am going to try to do 100, but I'm not sure yet. I want to be able to reach the goal, and I don't want to be discouraged and stop reading because I am pushing myself to hard to reach the challenge. I was in a huge reading slump though in the beginning of this year which kept me fro reading, almost all together. So I might do 100 books for that challenge, but I guess I will know for sure on January 1st right?

I want to do some sort of viewing jar. I don't know what else to call it. But I'm going to get some sort of glass jar, and put something in it for every book that I read in 2016. I don't know if it will be buttons, candy, or something else, but I do know that it is going to be cool. 

I searched on google for "2016 reading challenge" and I could not find anything. So, maybe I am just really early and nobody has made any yet, or my google skills are absolutely terrible. So, let me know what challenges you plan on doing in 2016. Maybe I will join in with some of you. Thanks for reading, and I will see you guys in the next post.      

Sunday, November 22, 2015

The Weekly Recap (Week of 11/15/15)

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----------My Life----------  

Hello everybody! How was your week? I had a very normal week, which was nice for a change. I found myself sleeping normal amounts again. I also got caught up on a lot of my school work which was really nice. Knowing myself though, I am pretty sure that I will continue to do school work over Thanksgiving. 

So, this week I am on Thanksgiving break! I am hoping to get a lot of reading done, and maybe get some reviews written. I don't think that my family is doing anything big this Thanksgiving, but it will be nice just to relax and read. :)

-------Books I Have Acquired-------      

Library: 
  1. Between the Notes by Sharon Huss Roat 
  2. An Ember in the Ashes by Sabaa Tahir 
  3. Demonglass by Rachel Hawkins 
  4. Everything, Everything by Nicola Yoon  
  5. Audio-book of The Heir by Kiera Cass 
I know, I know, I said that I was not going to get any more books from the library until I finished my other books. I failed. Don't judge me! These were in the new release section, and I love new releases. Hopefully, I will finish a lot of these books over the week.

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----------What's New---------- 

I got an audio-book! I rarely listen to audio-books, but I know that a lot of people do. So when I saw that the library had the audio-book for The Heir, I decided to give it a try. I don't know when or where I will listen to it, but I am hoping to listen to most of it this week. I will let you guys know what I think of it, and who knows? Maybe I will start listening to audio-books on a regular basis. 

-------Question of the Week-------  

What are you doing for Thanksgiving? (Traditions?, Family Dinner?, etc.)   

Thursday, November 19, 2015

Babble from a Book Nerd #9: My Vicious Library Cycle

You know how when you go to the library and you see people casually browsing the shelves, and they check out one or two books? That is the exact opposite of me. I have this vicious cycle with library books. Let's just say this is the first step...




I have a tendency to want to read all of the books.  So when I have no books waiting for me at home, I go to the library to browse their shelves. Knowing myself, I tell myself that I can only check out four books. Sounds reasonable, right? Well, when I get to the YA section, all bets are off. It turns into a game of "How many books can I check out today?" So, I go home with all of my books and start whacking away at the giant pile of books next to my bed. As I keep whacking away at the pile of books by my bed, I keep putting more books on hold. Which means that I am getting more and more books. So, I am still reading the books, but I am using up all of their renews! Because I have so many books, I end up returning some of them without reading them. This makes makes me feel bad because I didn't read the books. Because of this, I end up stressed because I want to read all of the books I checked out. Eventually though, I end up reading all of the books, and I start the cycle all over again. Do you have a vicious library cycle? Let me know in the comments.   

Wednesday, November 18, 2015

Cover of the Week: Drink, Slay, Love by Sarah Beth Durst

Drink, Slay, LovePearl is a sixteen-year-old vampire... fond of blood, allergic to sunlight, and mostly evil... until the night a sparkly unicorn stabs her through the heart with his horn. Oops.

Her family thinks she was attacked by a vampire hunter (because, obviously, unicorns don't exist), and they're shocked she survived. They're even more shocked when Pearl discovers she can now withstand the sun. But they quickly find a way to make use of her new talent. The Vampire King of New England has chosen Pearl's family to host his feast. If Pearl enrolls in high school, she can make lots of human friends and lure them to the King's feast—as the entrees.

The only problem? Pearl's starting to feel the twinges of a conscience. How can she serve up her new friends—especially the cute guy who makes her fangs ache—to be slaughtered? Then again, she's definitely dead if she lets down her family. What's a sunlight-loving vamp to do?



I know this cover may seem a little cheesy, but I actually like it. I think that it goes well with the title and theme of the book. I also think that it is clever, because she is drinking blood, and she's a vampire. I just like it. What do you think of this cover?

Tuesday, November 17, 2015

Top Ten Tuesday:Faveorite Quotes

Top Ten Tuesday is a weekly meme hosted by The Broke and Bookish. 
Where each week you make a top ten list to go with that weeks bookish theme.

Theme: Top Ten Quotes I Loved From Books I Read In The Past Year Or So
If you guys didn't know this already, I love quotes. Like, I may be obsessed with them. So I was super excited for this weeks theme. I decided that I will only do one quote from each book. That it is not just quotes from the same book or author. Make sure you leave your Top Ten Tuesdays in the comments.

Fangirl
1.) "To really be a nerd, she'd decided you had to prefer fictional worlds to the real one."
-Rainbow Rowell, Fangirl








Throne of Glass (Throne of Glass, #1)2.) "No. I can survive well enough on my own- if given the proper reading material."
-Sarah J. Maas, Throne of Glass






  
City of Bones (The Mortal Instruments, #1)
3.) "Not everything that's true needs to be said."
-Cassandra Clare, City of Bones  








Halo (Halo, #1)4.) "Sometimes it's the little things that count the most."
-Alexandra Adornetto, Halo








Red Queen (Red Queen, #1)
5.) "There are worse lives to live. Don't feel sorry for me."
-Victoria Aveyard, Red Queen 








   
Tiger's Curse (The Tiger Saga, #1)6.) "I don't mind being alone either. The only problem is that if you're always alone, you get
lonely."
-Colleen Houck, Tiger's Curse 






Isla and the Happily Ever After (Anna and the French Kiss, #3)
7.) "A blank canvas...has unlimited possibilities."
-Stephanie Perkins, Isla and the Happily Ever After 








Spirit Bound (Vampire Academy, #5)8.) "He has no right to threaten my boyfriends. I'm eighteen. An adult. I don't need his help. I
can threaten my boyfriends myself."
-Richelle Mead, Spirit Bound 






 
Love Letters to the Dead
9.) "I think a lot of people want to be someone, but we are scared that if we try, we won't be as good as everyone imagines we could be."
-Ava Dellaria, Love Letters to the Dead  







Obsidian (Lux, #1)10.) "The day my internet was hooked up was better than having a hot guy check out my
butt and ask for my phone number."
-Jennifer L. Armentrout, Obsidian