Valentine’s Day is coming up, and we all know what that means!

…watching Orange is the New Black and eating chocolates? Is that what you think of my social life? Well… WHO CARES IF YOU’RE RIGHT?! *shoves candies in face*

Nah, but let’s be real. Most of us introverted bookwyrms don’t have extravagant plans for Valentine’s, even if we do have a beaux. But who’s going to stop us from obsessively stalking celebrities? HAHAHA NOBODY.

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Historical fiction is one of my favorite genres, although I don’t read it as often as some others. But today (hehe it’s Tuesday) I’m going to rattle off the top historical fiction/time travel books that I’ve been wanting to read.

I think this genre is one that’s going to *hopefully* be more explored in young adult fiction, because there’s just SO much room for exploration. The different time periods and cultures could inspire millions of amazing novels, and I just get so excited thinking about it. Hopefully, guys… hopefully.

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Whilst I’m randomly stalking browsing my library’s shelves, I love to obsessively add ANYTHING and EVERYTHING that looks interesting to my Goodreads TBR. How obsessively, you might ask? Well, judging by the 449 books on that shelf, I would guess extremely.

But it’s Tuesday, and we have a slightly boring *but nevertheless fine* prompt this week: what are the last ten books on your TBR? So let’s troll through my Goodreads shelves and rant about why we want to read books so much! And moaning about how we haven’t gotten to them yet, because trust me, that’s a given for these kind of posts.

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top ten tuesday

Hello again! It’s been a long while since I posted, and I hope you’ll all forgive the brief hiatus. I got really sick for over two weeks, and just barely had enough energy to draft a few posts for the coming week. But I’m feeling lots better now, and after some hard Sherlock marathoning and a few cups of tea, I’ll be right back on track.

It’s Tuesday, and we all know what that means: it’s time to link up with my good friends over at The Broke and Bookish for Top Ten Tuesday! This week, we’re lamenting over our egregious lollygagging (a.k.a listing how many books published in 2015 that we failed to read).

So, join me while I moan and groan over my lack of keeping up-to-date with current releases, because who doesn’t find that entertaining? *laughs at own misery*

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Now, my little cupcakes, I MUST TELL YOU: I only started reading YA this year. Yeah. So basically all of the authors that I know, I discovered in the last 11 months.

This Week’s TTT Prompt: Top Ten New-To-Me in 2015 Authors

Wow, that’s a real challenge! I have to choose only 10 favorites?! I mean, I know I could go ‘outside-the-box’ and choose a couple more, but I probably should narrow it down for myself as well. And who can pass up a challenge? *snorts* No one.

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I’m Very Excited for Nicola Yoon | TTT

I totally forgot about this week’s Top Ten Tuesday post, and that’s why it is now being published on a Wednesday. BUT this week’s prompt was not very inspiring to me anyways, so… it’s kind of a lose/win, instead of a lose/lose.

Top Ten Tuesday is a weekly meme hosted by The Broke & The Bookish. Every Tuesday, we book bloggers congregate to discuss ten interesting (and bookish) things with each other. To join in and view our linkup, click over here. This week’s prompt was 10 Debut Authors Whose Sophomore Novels You’re Looking Forward To.

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I’m Too Much of a Wimp To Read These Horror Novels

  This week’s Top Ten Tuesday was a Halloween freebie! And you all now how I looooove freebies. So, since I’m such a damn wimp around Halloween, I decided to share with you a few horror novels that I really really really want to read, but I’m too scared. Also, I might share with you some *slightly* creepy books that I’ve read in the hopes of recommending something to you. And all links will be to Goodreads.

Shall we proceed? *ominous screeching music plays*

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Bookish Tropes & Some Ideas for Improvement ~ Top Ten Tuesday #4

It’s time for another Top Ten Tuesday! 

Top Ten Tuesday is a weekly meme hosted by The Broke and Bookish (and if you haven’t already guessed, it takes place on Tuesdays). They’ll give you a prompt (such as the Top Ten Contemporary Books You’ve Read), and then you post a list of those things with descriptions! You can use any format: vlog, bullet list, pictures… whatever you want! It’s a great way to see what other bloggers are reading and to connect with them. If you’d like to check out this week’s linkup, click here.

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Characters I Didn’t Click With ~ Top Ten Tuesday #1

imageHello guys! Today I will be taking part in a fun little meme that is hosted by The Broke and Bookish. Here is a little blurb from them about what Top Ten Tuesday is all about:

Top Ten Tuesday is an original feature/weekly meme. This feature was created because we are particularly fond of lists at The Broke and the Bookish. We’d love to share our lists with other bookish folks and would LOVE to see your top ten lists!

Each week we will post a new Top Ten list that one of our bloggers here at The Broke and the Bookish will answer. Everyone is welcome to join. All we ask is that you link back to The Broke and the Bookish on your own Top Ten Tuesday post AND add your name to the Linky widget so that everyone can check out other bloggers lists! If you don’t have a blog, just post your answers as a comment. Have fun with it! It’s a fun way to get to know your fellow bloggers.

To join this linkup, click here.

1. Clary Fray from The Mortal Instruments series by Cassandra Clare.

I did not particularly like Clary as a main character. I thought she was a bit snooty and odd. Also, she had a lot of rather cliché personality traits that I disliked.

2. Prince Dorian Havilliard from the Throne of Glass series by Sarah J. Maas.

This is one of my favorite series ever, and I would never ever ever diss Sarah’s characters. However, Dorian and Celaena’s love interest felt very forced (at least in the first book), and I guess I never fully understood him.

3. Princess Nehemia from the Throne of Glass series by Sarah J. Maas.

As you can see, the Throne of Glass series takes up most of my thinking space, so here is another character that just didn’t happen for me. So, Celaena had this huge relationship with Nehemia. But the thing is, I never got what was so special about her. Even rereading it, I didn’t connect. I guess it just differs from person to person.

4. Scarlet from The Lunar Chronicles by Marissa Meyer.

Let’s be honest: Scarlet was the most rushed book in this quartet. Therefore I feel like it’s normal that I understood and empathized with Scarlet pretty badly. The strang thing is, I really connected with her love interest. Ah, well.

5. Margot from Paper Towns by John Green.

God, I hated this little b*tch. She was so infuriating, even from the beginning! And that ending… Oh, every time I think about it, I want to strangle John Green for being able to anger me so badly.

6. Peeta from The Hunger Games by Suzanne Collins.

A lot of people seem to think that Katniss is the cold one in this trilogy. I couldn’t disagree more. I empathized with her so much over the books. But Peeta… I hated him with her, and I hated his goody-two-shoes act even more! Gale was just so much awesomer –  but I digress. Let’s just say that I didn’t click with him, and leave it at that.

7. Luna Lovegood from the Harry Potter series by J.K. Rowling.

I always feel so left out when Potterheads exclaim, “Oh, Luna! She’s so quirky and original. I loved her.” Because I was never on that bandwagon. I thought Luna was quite funny, but I didn’t particularly admire her. In fact, I thought she was really very strange.

8. Aspen from The Selection series by Kiera Cass.

I did not understand this guy. At first I loved him. I was TOTALLY on Team Aspen. Then things changed, and I was torn between him and the prince. And I eventually ended up hating his guts! What strange things fictional characters can do to one’s mind, eh?

9. Bianca from The Duff by Kody Keplinger.

Bianca was pretentious and hypocritical to the max. End of story.

10. America Singer from The Selection series by Kiera Cass.

America, America: our leading lady. She had an enjoyable and intelligent personality, but she made some of the dumbest decisions!


That concludes my meme! Please note that I did not organize this from least-to-greatest or vice-versa because I couldn’t decide which of these buggers I hate most.

Thanks for reading, I’ll see you on Thursday with a review of Me Before You by Jojo Moyes.