APPARENTLY I AM A CLASSIC // MY LIFE IN BOOKS TAG

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Awesome-sauce Tanaz over at Bookish Freaks did the My Life In Books tag, and obviously, since she tagged everyone, I had to do it as well. Because I luuurve book tags.

So, without further ado, let us find out exactly what my life is… in books. This should be interesting.Read More »

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THE MOST FABULOUS BOOKS I READ IN 2015 // TTT

It was so much easier to narrow down the top authors of this year on last week’s Top Ten Tuesday post, but now… I have to choose just ten books? ARRRRGGGHHHH! These end-of-year prompts are really cracking down on me.

Alright, I guess it’s time for me to finally narrow it down. I read a lot of series this year, so I’ll only list the first book of a series if I enjoyed the series as a whole… does that make sense? Whatever, let’s just crack on.

*I apologize that this is so late, I’m a lazy little bee*
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EH AND MEH BUT MAYBE I’LL READ THE SEQUEL // CITY OF BONES BY CASSANDRA CLARE

This series clearly has a bit too much hype, and the first book REALLY let me down. But I still have hopes for City of Ashes, because a lot of people say that the series gets a lot better once you’ve pushed through the first two books.

There are funny parts, though! That redeems almost any book from a two-star rating (at least for me). Oh, and the action scenes were on point. Read More »

READING IN A WINTER WONDERLAND // BOOKTAG

So, it’s officially the holiday season now. It’s about 2 weeks until Christmas, aaaaaand… That’s close enough for me to start singing ‘Jingle Bell Rock’.

But what better to get into the season even more than… A WINTER-THEMED BOOK TAG! Hooray!

I don’t know if this is still a ‘cool’ tag, or whatever, but I found it over here, and I just had to do it. It’s so cozy and quick and fun. Also, I really want to answer these questions because they’re just so cute!

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LAINI TAYLOR, SARAH J. AND JOHN GREEN… THESE ARE MY FAVORITES OF 2015

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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REALLY DARK AND INTENSE AND I LOVED IT // THE YOUNG ELITES BY MARIE LU

I am tired of being used, hurt, and cast aside.

Adelina Amouteru is a survivor of the blood fever. A decade ago, the deadly illness swept through her nation. Most of the infected perished, while many of the children who survived were left with strange markings. Adelina’s black hair turned silver, her lashes went pale, and now she has only a jagged scar where her left eye once was. Her cruel father believes she is a malfetto, an abomination, ruining their family’s good name and standing in the way of their fortune. But some of the fever’s survivors are rumored to possess more than just scars—they are believed to have mysterious and powerful gifts, and though their identities remain secret, they have come to be called the Young Elites.

 It is my turn to use. My turn to hurt. 

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Finally, I Can Reveal My Glorious Bookshelves → #TheShelfieHop

Woot-woot! #TheShelfieHop is here!

If you are a foolish mundane and you don’t know what #TheShelfieHop is, then lemme run it down for you:

Crystal @ The Book Emoji and Kristen @ My Friends are Fiction decided to host a totally new blog hop where everyone will just take a #shelfie and post it on their blogs! It’s a one-day hop, and she has a whole signup form over here. I think this is a really creative thing to do, and it also gives all us proud #shelfiers to display our hoardings. *mwahahahaha* So thank you, Kristen & Crystal (isn’t that funny, your names kinda rhyme) for starting this. I’m glad to have supported it, and I hope you’ll do it next year!

*P.S. I hope you don’t mind that I changed the filter on your banner to fit my blog. 🙂 #YOLO*

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Group Hug, Everybody | Sisterhood of the World Bloggers Award

Awww yeah. That’s right, I won another award. Just another reason to smack in your face that I AM BETTER THAN YOU.

Hahaha, not really. I just have an amazing blogging friend who nominates me for all sorts of stuff. Please welcome… *drum roll* ERIN from Breathing In The Pages. Her blog is actually a collaboration with a bunch of people from Goodreads and other various blogs (including me, yay!), so you should go check her out.

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NaNoWriMo: An Inspirational Utopia, or a Devilishly Attractive Stress Party?!

There is a lot of buzz about this NaNoWriMo going around the blogging world. National November Writing Month is a pretty popular thing (like No-Shave November, but less gross), and I kinda wanted to chat about it with you.

I’m not a regular NaNoWriMo participant. Let me just make that clear. Writing an entire novel (50,000+ words) in 30 days is just too crazy for me to try right now. I really applaud and revere all the people who do sign up for this challenge, because their bravery is greater than a medieval knight’s. Like Cait from Paper Fury. She’s writing a novel about sushi and dragons and an EPIC heist. It will be gloriousssss.

But one question is always in my mind. Is NaNoWriMo really helpful? Does it make a difference? Or is it just an insane contest that will freak everyone out? Let us discuss this together.

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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 Can’t Stop Bawling | Clockwork Princess by Cassandra Clare

OVERALL FEELING:

That damn epilogue. I may never recover. *dies from heartbreak* This was an epic finale, and I want to fangirl about it with you.

THE INFERNAL DEVICES WILL NEVER STOP COMING.

A net of shadows begins to tighten around the Shadowhunters of the London Institute. Mortmain plans to use his Infernal Devices, an army of pitiless automatons, to destroy the Shadowhunters. He needs only one last item to complete his plan: he needs Tessa Gray.

Charlotte Branwell, head of the London Institute, is desperate to find Mortmain before he strikes. But when Mortmain abducts Tessa, the boys who lay equal claim to her heart, Jem and Will, will do anything to save her. For though Tessa and Jem are now engaged, Will is as much in love with her as ever. As those who love Tessa rally to rescue her from Mortmain’s clutches, Tessa realizes that the only person who can save her is herself. But can a single girl, even one who can command the power of angels, face down an entire army?

Danger and betrayal, secrets and enchantment, and the tangled threads of love and loss intertwine as the Shadowhunters are pushed to the very brink of destruction in the breathtaking conclusion to the Infernal Devices trilogy.

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I READ ALL THE BOOKS ~ October Wrap Up

Hello peeps! It is the end of October, and *almost* the end of fall, and here is my FIRST EVER monthly wrap up. I hope you like it, I put a lot of effort into the design and graphics, and I’m really satisfied with the way it all turned out.

You may or may not have noticed, but this month I READ ALL THE BOOKS.

…OK, that may be an exaggeration. But still – I read a bajillion books this month, since I went through this crazy reading ‘spurt’, and got through like five books in one week (crazy, right)?!

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