Q & A Friday: The Mystery Blogger Award

Hi guys! I found this award over on Lauren’s blog Wonderless Reviews and thought it would be super fun to do. Thank you to Okoto Enigma for creating this award. Without further ado, here we go!

What is the Mystery Blogger Award?

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“Mystery Blogger Award” is an award for amazing bloggers with ingenious posts. Their blog not only captivates; it inspires and motivates. They are one of the best out there, and they deserve every recognition they get. This award is also for bloggers who find fun and inspiration in blogging; and they do it with so much love and passion. – Okoto Enigma

Rules: 

  • Put the award logo/image on your blog (I picked an alternate version of the logo).
  • List the rules.
  • Thank whoever nominated you and provide a link to their blog
  • Mention the creator of the award and provide a link to their blog as well.
  • Tell your readers three things about yourself.
  • Answer questions of nominator.
  • Nominate 10-20 people.
  • Ask your nominees any 5 questions of your choice; with one weird or funny question.
  • Share your link to your best post(s).

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Three Facts

  1. I’m from the Great Lakes state! (Michigan, Lower Peninsula – yes, I like to use my hand as a map.)
  2. I like cake without icing, but I prefer ice cream to either cake or frosting.
  3. I have an alter ego. Her name is Rosemary and she’s an old lady.

Lauren’s Questions

1. A series that you hope to start or finish this year?

Oh man I’m so excited for Always and Forever Lara Jean by the lovely Jenny Han.

2. Current favourite song?

If you know anything about me, you know how terrible I am at choosing a favorite. I’m digging everything from Celine Dion to George Michael to the Spice Girls. I also found a Spanish version of Stand by You by Rachel Platten and I love it so much.

3. ONE upcoming release that you could read right now if you had the chance?

King’s Cage by Victoria Aveyard!

4. What was your most recent 5 star read?

 

A Thousand Splendid Suns by Khaled Hosseini; I read this for my fem lit class and absolutely loved it. You have to give it a chance if you haven’t already.

FUN/WEIRD Question: You’ve instantly taken the place of the main character in the book you’re currently reading/last read. How screwed are you?

Well, I’m reading Passenger by Alexandra Bracken as well as The Handmaid’s Tale by Margaret Atwood. In Passenger I’m much better off than in the latter.

My questions

  1. What assumption do people make about your reading habits that is the most inaccurate?
  2. Favorite genre to read on a rainy day?
  3. What’s your go to read when you’re in a slump?
  4. 2017 cover you’re completely lusting over right now?
  5. *fun* question: You get to take over the life of a supporting character. Who is it and why?

My favorite posts

Interview with Siobhan Vivian

Interview with Cori McCarthy

Interview with Shannon M. Parker

Who I’m nominating

Beth | The Books Are Everywhere

Emma | Lost Amongst the Chapters

Emily | EmNEmily’s Books

Anyone who would like to do this!

And with that I am complete! I would love to hear your responses so feel free to link me below!

Happy  reading,

Sophie 🙂

 

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Q & A Friday: The Secret Life of Book Blogger Tag

Hi, guys! I’m here (a little late) with another tag for you. I don’t care that I’m doing another tag because I simply do not have much time on my hands for much else. I found this tag on Sporadic Reads and I really loved it.

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How long have you been a blogger?

I’ve been blogging a little over a year now and I love it.

At what point do you think you’ll stop blogging?

Hopefully I don’t stop any time soon! I really love using this as a creative outlet. It also relaxes me. I do want a real job though. This is a great way for me to keep writing and keep up with the book community.

What is the best thing about blogging?

The people! I love making new friends and sharing my enthusiasm for books with other people. I love how alive the book community is today!

What is the worst thing? What do you do to make it okay?

Ahh the consistent way I need to post for it to be a serious blog. I want to do a lot with this blog so I have discovered that keeping a schedule helps me a lot. At least I have a theme for a post for the day so I know what to talk about for the day.

How long does it take you to create/find pictures to use?

Not very long. Since I #Bookstagram I have lots of bookish photos. I have an editor on my laptop so I can do whatever I want thereafter. Sometimes it’s hard to find time to take photos but I can manage it pretty well if I do large chunks at a time.

Who is your book crush?

Let me name a *few* for you:

What do you wear when you write your blog posts?

Nothing special if this is what the question is asking. I blog when I can so whatever I happen to be wearing that day I write in.

How long does it take you to prepare?

How much am I trying to do at the moment? It depends if I’m multitasking or not, but usually I can write a review in about 20-30 minutes. The same goes for posts like these. I like to write ahead of the day, so I can schedule and I won’t have to worry about it the day of.

How do you feel about the “Book Blogger Community”?

love it!! It’s inclusive and always supportive of others. The #Bookstagram community is just as wonderful.

What do you think one should do to get a successful blog?

Be genuine! If you write genuine reviews, reach out to people you really want to know, it helps a lot. I love it when people reply to my posts and it’s fun to learn about everyone else.

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Who I’m tagging

If you have an E in your name I tag you! If you want to do this tag, please do it and let me know in the comments!

Happy reading,

Sophie 🙂

Hey guys! I’m still riding the high after my last first football performance – it was amazing. I can’t believe this season is my last.  Today I come to you with another tag! I found this on Blogloving Nut’s blog and thought it would be fun to do. Hopefully I’ll have a Q & A session on here next Friday.

1. Do you get sick while reading in the car?
Not all the time. Most of the time I can read in the car, but on occasion I just can’t.

2. Which author’s writing style is completely unique to you and why?
I love the way April Tucholke writes.

3. Harry Potter Series or the Twilight Saga? Give 3 points to defend your answer.
Harry Potter, but I don’t really belong to either fandom that much. I don’t think this choice needs much defense.

4. Do you carry a book bag? If so, what is it in (besides books…)?
Like backpack or tote? I use my backpack during the school year and keep all my school stuff in there (i.e. notebooks, pencils, pens). In my tote I carry my wallet and pretty much anything I might need throughout the day.

5. Do you smell your books?
Don’t you?

6. Books with or without little illustrations?
They are so gorgeous with!

7. What book did you love while reading but discovered later it wasn’t quality writing? (Ex. I read Twilight before I read HP and thought the writing was amazing but read HP and now think Twilight is a little bit of a joke.)
Lol Twilight was pretty meh after the fact that I finished the series.

8. Do you have any funny stories involving books from your childhood? Please share!
Not that I can remember. My dad used to make up the best bedtime stories though. (If you’re reading this, hi, Dad!)

9. What is the thinnest book on your shelf?
The Perks of Being a Wallflower by Stephen Chbosky

10. What is the thickest book on your shelf?
Anna Karenina by Leo Tolstoy

11. Do you write as well as read? Do you see yourself in the future as being an author?
I used to more in middle school. I don’t think I’ll be a novelist anytime soon if I am going to be one.

12. When did you get into reading?
That’s really hard to pinpoint because I’ve always loved reading. Seriously though. Always.
13. What is your favorite classic book?
To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee

14. In school was your best subject Language Arts/English?
Yeah, I’m still really great with the whole English thing.
15. If you were given a book as a present that you had read before and hated…what would you do?
Say thank you and casually see if there was a gift receipt.

16. What is a lesser known series that you know of that is similar to Harry Potter or the Hunger Games?
I have to agree with the previous blogger on this. Everything gets compared to these series. I loveeee the Percy Jackson and the Olympians series.

17. What is a bad habit you always do (besides rambling) while blogging?
Wait too long to write a post so I have to sit up and write it.

18. What is your favorite word?
I like the way ‘frugal’ sounds.

19. Are you a nerd, dork, or dweeb? Or all of the above?
Nerd always and forever.

20. Vampires or Fairies? Why?
Fairies if I must choose (High Fae if I feel like being extremely particular).

21. Shapeshifters or Angels? Why?
Shapeshifters for sure.

22. Spirits or Werewolves? Why?
Werewolves; we’ve got Lupin and Taylor Lautner sooooo.

23. Zombies or Vampires?
Neither

24. Love Triangle or Forbidden Love
Triangle if it’s written well

25. AND FINALLY: Full on romance books or action-packed with a few love scenes mixed in?

Action-packed because then love isn’t the focus of the story. I like it when it’s a subplot more.

Who I’m tagging:

If you like High Fae like me I tag you. If you want to do this tag please feel free to take part in it!

I’m hosting an open Q & A session here on the blog, and I’d love to hear from you. Comment your questions for me below (personal and bookish) for a chance to be featured next week!

Happy reading,

Sophie 🙂

Q & A Friday: Ultimate Book Tag

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Hey happy Friday! I’m back here again with another book tag because I can. I found this on Lizzy’s blog My Little Book Blog. It’s an excellent blog and y’all need to go check it out.

WHAT ARE YOUR TOP THREE BOOK PET HATES?

  1. Forced love triangles – Drama is okay here and there, but the love triangle that goes on wayyyy too long? Ugh I hate it.
  2. Bad books with pretty covers – Okay so maybe this is a little petty, but I buy a good portion of books on looks. I hate getting suckered in by the cover and not liking the book.
  3. Love at first sight – It’s so unrealistic! I know it happens for some people, but for the most part people have to get to know each other first.

DESCRIBE YOUR PERFECT READING SPOT

I want a nook that is cozy and tucked away from the world. It will overlook something nature-y with a big window and lots of pillows. And a blanket. I would also have a way to store as many books there as possible. I’m all about space conservation.

TELL US THREE BOOK CONFESSIONS

  1. I dog-ear my pages. It happens when I’m in need of a bookmark and I don’t have anything in my hand to stick in my book. Pro tip: When you dog-ear use the bottom of the page. Less words there usually.
  2. If you read my Wednesday post it wouldn’t surprise you if I said I write in my books. I love to read my notes in the margins when I reread. It’s about the conversation between me and the book! It’s something I don’t always do, but I will if I want to.
  3. I know I’ve confessed to not reading Harry Potter all the way through, so another series I haven’t read is The Lord of the Rings. I know, I know Tolkien is practically in literary cannon, but I just haven’t gotten into the book series! It’s not that I’m against fantasy, I love a good fantasy, it’s just that it’s never been high on my list of reading. I’m sure I’ll get to it eventually, but not quite yet.

WHEN WAS THE LAST TIME YOU CRIED DURING A BOOK?

I cried reading Blood for Blood by Ryan Graudin. The feels just hit me, and I couldn’t help myself! One that really had me going with the waterworks was The Memory Book by Lara Avery. I highly highly recommend this book. It’s an excellent story that doesn’t get nearly as much hype as it should.

HOW MANY BOOKS ARE ON YOUR BEDSIDE TABLE?

Depends what bedside table. I have 2 because I’m staying with my sister (long story short, our rental house flooded in the basement where my parents were staying and we only have 2 real bedrooms here). On that one I have at least 10. On this one at home I have one because my mom made me move everything to my actual bookshelves. I have a lot of them packed up too though. I can’t wait to move.

WHAT IS YOUR FAVOURITE SNACK TO EAT WHILE YOU’RE READING?

Food. I like food. Honestly it doesn’t really matter to me what I eat as long as I like it. I’ve eaten chocolate, salami, dinner, lunch, breakfast. One of my favorite things to do is read and eat my meals. I read with my breakfast almost everyday.

NAME THREE BOOKS YOU WOULD RECOMMEND TO EVERYONE

This is like asking me to pick a favorite child!!!!!!! Okay I think I’ll go with my favorite ones that aren’t as hyped as they should be.

  1. You Were Here by Cori McCarthy – Seriously guys, you need to go read this book right now. It’s about a girl who is still coping with the crushing grief from the death of her older brother. There are 4 other characters whose stories go with hers, and  it’s immaculate. I love Cori’s writing! It’s gorgeous, just like her 🙂 (review | interview)
  2. Not if I See You First by Eric Lindstrom – I could not stop laughing when I read this book. It’s about a girl named Parker who is blind and is one of the sassiest characters you’ll ever meet. I love her strength and self-confidence (and her rules!!). I love how Linstrom portrays this disability. Though Parker is blind, it isn’t the defining thing of the story. It’s more about Parker’s story and how she develops as a person. (review)
  3. The Girl Who Fell by S. M. Parker – This book talks the importance of relationships in your life. It’s about knowing who you are as a person, and what affect your relationship with another has on who that is. I love how Zephyr is portrayed in this book, and I love that she has an excellent support system. Zeph is a beacon of hope to those who have experienced or think they are in an abusive relationship whether it’s physical, emotional, or psychological. Never let someone silence you! (review | interview)

SHOW US A PICTURE OF YOUR FAVOURITE BOOKSHELF ON YOUR BOOKCASE

Lol throwback to that time when my books were kind of organized. I don’t currently have a favorite shelf, but I’ll definitely have an updated shelfie when we move in!

WRITE HOW MUCH BOOKS MEAN TO YOU IN JUST THREE WORDS

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WHAT IS YOUR BIGGEST READING SECRET?

 I haven’t read a lick of Morgan Matson. I own two of her books so acquiring the material is definitely not a problem, but I just haven’t gotten around to reading them yet. I will read The Unexpected Everything this month for The Book Junkies and I’m so excited!

Who I’m tagging

Anyone who has a double letter in their names (i.e. Theodore, Lily, etc.)

Happy reading!

Sophie 🙂

Q & A Friday: The Book Blogger Test

Hey guys, it’s Friyay! I’m finishing up my week at band camp, and it’s been pretty awesome. (At least I think it is because I’m writing this ahead of time.) Anyway I found this book tag on Spines and Covers which is run by three lovely ladies. They aren’t a blog I follow, so I found them through a Google search. (I snagged the picture from them because I liked it.)

The Birthstone Tag

January (GARNET): Associate with warding off negative forces and dark energies – Name a book with the darkest/evilest character you can think of

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I’m going to go ahead and agree with Samantha from Spines and Covers on this one. The Commandant is nightmare inducing, and she doesn’t show any remorse for her behavior. On one hand, yeah I kind of see why she does things, but on the other I’m like what the heck lady. There are a few moments in the book where she could redeem herself but it all comes crashing down once she opens her mouth.

FEBRUARY (AMETHYST): PURPLE IS ASSOCIATED WITH ROYALTY – NAME A BOOK WITH REGAL QUALITIES… YOU CAN BASE THIS OFF OF CHARACTERS OF CHOOSE THE KING OF ALL BOOKS

The Wrath & the Dawn (The Wrath & the Dawn, #1)
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Shahrzad is a queen in her own right. I love love love her fierce confidence in herself, and she does things that she thinks is right and accepts the consequences. I love how her character develops throughout the story along with everyone else’s too. (You can read my full review here.)

 

March (AQUAMARINE): Washed out – Name a ‘wishy washy’ character, a character who is not strong or a follower

Isla and the Happily Ever After (Anna and the French Kiss, #3)
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Isla herself stressed me out this entire novel. I liked her least of the three girls in Stephanie Perkins’ companion novels. She just didn’t have much verve or desire to do anything but think/talk/speak with Josh the entire book and that really, really bothered me.

APRIL (DIAMOND): A DIAMOND IN THE ROUGH – NAME A BOOK THAT YOU LOVED BUT IS NOT WELL KNOWN

You Were Here
Goodreads | Review

WHY AREN’T MORE PEOPLE READING THIS BOOK BECAUSE IT’S GORGEOUS?!?!?!? I LOVE this book with a passion and practically no one knows about it! It’s about Jaycee and 4 other people that are connected to her in some way (broken friendship, brother’s friend, etc.). Jaycee is about to live past the day her brother did and do things he never did. It’s a story about her coping with the loss of her brother years later and her journey of grief and guilt is beautifully told.

May (EMERALD): Said to balance energy – Name two characters who balance each other well

Eleanor and Park
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Eleanor and Park *le sigh* They are not only in love with each other, they’re best friends and I love that. There are so many sharp, subtle contrasts between the two that it’s a bit like Romeo and Juliet (but I love this one compared to the two teenagers who killed themselves in the name of love *pukes*).

JUNE (PEARL): ASSOCIATED WITH LOYALTY – NAME A CHARACTER WHO IS LOYAL TO THE END

A Study in Charlotte (Charlotte Holmes, #1)
Goodreads | Review | Chat

Jamie Watson is hella loyal to Charlotte even though she gives him no reason to be other than being a Holmes. I like how their characters develop and intertwine throughout the story. It’s a very compelling mystery as well, and even though Charlotte is prickly she lets Jamie in in ways that she doesn’t let anyone else which I can appreciate.

July (RUBY): Blood red – Name a book that made your blood boil, one that made you angry

Glass Sword (Red Queen, #2)
Goodreads | Review

I don’t think I can express my feelings with words at how angry the ending made me. I can’t believe it happened, just whattttttt?!?!?!?!? I mean Mare is cool in the first book, and she’s okay in this one, but I hate how self-destructive she is.

AUGUST (PERIDOT): PALE GREEN (IT PALES IN COMPARISON TO OTHER GEMS) – NAME A SUPPORTING CHARACTER WHO YOU LIKE BETTER THAN THE MAIN CHARACTER

The Girl Who Fell
Goodreads | Review | Interview

Let me be clear here and say that I LOVE Zephyr! That being said I do love her best friend throughout this entire book. Zeph annoyed me with some of her decisions and that was the point of them, but I like how I could count on her friend Lizzie, and even Gregg! They’re wonderful supporting characters and friends to Zeph.

September (SAPPHIRE): Blue like the ocean which is calming – Name a book that had a calming affect on you

Shug
Goodreads

This is one of my fallback rereads. I love the characters, the plot, the everything of this book. Maybe it’s just because I read it at the right time, but I instantly fell in love. Also it’s there’s a reference to another amazing book (The Color Purple) which you should also read.

OCTOBER (OPAL): IRIDESCENT – NAME AN IRIDESCENT BOOK, THIS CAN BE A BOOK WITH A BEAUTIFUL COVER (SHINY? LOTS OF COLOUR?) OR YOU CAN BASE IT OFF OF A CHARACTER (QUIRKY? COLOURFUL?)

The Last Boy and Girl in the World
Goodreads | Review | Interview

You can’t really tell here but this book is soooo shiny. There’s this gorgeous foil on the blue part of the cover so it simulates the water. I also loved this story about Keeley and her own self discovery. There’s so many twists and turns in this book that I was not expecting. Siobhan is also a wonderful lady – I had the chance to interview her!

November (TOPAZ): Associated with resilience – Name a book’s with a character who rises to the top in a time of adversity

The Memory Book
Goodreads | Review

If finding out you have a debilitating disease at 17 isn’t adversity I don’t know what is. Samantha Agatha McCoy is one tough chick. I love how she softens as her story continues, and that it’s told in diary format. Sammie has just learned that she has a genetic disease that will eventually take her memories from her. She starts writing this book to help her remember, and Sammie takes you through her journey in this. This book had me in tears and I love it.

DECEMBER (BLUE ZIRCON): ASSOCIATED WITH FRIENDSHIP – NAME A BOOK WITH A FRIENDSHIP YOU WANT TO BE APART OF

Truthwitch (The Witchlands, #1)
Goodreads | Review

Safi and Iseult will go to the ends of the earth for each other and I really appreciate their strong connection. I love when there are strong female characters and they support each other. It’s one thing to have them clashing, but it’s amazing when they come together and are there for each other. #womenforwomen

Who I’m tagging

Anyone who wants to do this tag is welcome to! It was really fun, and took me longer than I expected to (probably doesn’t help that I was totally distracted by the interwebs).

What do you think of my choices? What would you pick?

Happy reading!

Sophie 🙂

Q & A Friday: The Birthstone Book Tag

Q & A Friday: The Coffee Book Tag

Hi guys! I’m back this Friday with a book tag. What better way to get back on my Friday posts than a book tag, right? (Side note: it’s not even like I missed a lot of Friday posts, just last week so I don’t know what I’m doing ranting like that.) Anywho, I’m stealing this off of Lizzie’s My Little Book Blog which is absolutely adorable, you definitely need to go check it out.

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BLACK: A SERIES THAT’S TOUGH TO GET INTO BUT HAS HARDCORE FANS

A Game of Thrones (A Song of Ice and Fire, #1)

I have not even considered picking this book up honestly. My friend and roommate is slowly making her way through it and says it’s pretty good. The whole blood and gore and sex just doesn’t appeal to me that much, but a ton of people loooveee this series (and the t. v. series).

PEPPERMINT MOCHA: A BOOK THAT GETS MORE POPULAR DURING THE WINTER OR A FESTIVE TIME OF YEAR

Dash & Lily's Book of Dares (Dash & Lily, #1)

There’s even snowflakes on the cover. I loved this book! It’s set right around the holiday season and I love the idea of a notebook scavenger hunt. Okay maybe it’s a bit unrealistic (I mean stranger danger, hello!!), but it’s cute and fluffy and perfect if you’re looking to curl up on a wintry day with something like that.

HOT CHOCOLATE: A FAVORITE CHILDREN’S BOOK

The Boxcar Children (The Boxcar Children, #1)

This is hands down my favorite children’s book. My mom used to read them to my sister and I, and she swears by the first book. It’s a must read as a child in our house. This is the first book that really got me into mysteries. I always wanted to be like Violet. I’m pretty sure she was my first cosplay (for a school costume thing).

DOUBLE SHOT OF ESPRESSO: A BOOK THAT KEPT YOU ON THE EDGE OF YOUR SEAT FROM START TO FINISH

Wolf by Wolf (Wolf by Wolf, #1)

I finished this book in 2 days flat. I could not put this down and I flew through the pages. How could I not love this unique alternate history? I can’t wait for the sequel to release this fall because I NEED TO KNOW WHAT HAPPENS. Luckily I snagged myself an ARC at BookCon and am currently reading it to satiate my needs.

STARBUCKS: A BOOK YOU SEE EVERYWHERE

The Unexpected Everything

Look how pretty the cover is! I have yet to read a Morgan Matson book and I finally will this month! We will be reading this for The Book Junkies August read. I can’t wait to read it!

THE HIPSTER COFFEE SHOP: A BOOK BY AN INDIE AUTHOR (A SHOUT OUT)

You Were Here

This one goes to my lovely, wonderful, all-around amazing Michigan friend Cori McCarthy. I can’t believe the lack of hype her books get because they are absolutely stellar and deserve 1000x more attention than they actually get. I had the opportunity to meet Cori and she is one of the loveliest people I know. You can read our interview and my review of You Were Here on the blog.

OOPS! I ACCIDENTALLY GOT DECAF: A BOOK YOU WERE EXPECTING MORE FROM

Isla and the Happily Ever After (Anna and the French Kiss, #3)

You have no idea how much I wanted to love this book. I read Anna and Lola before this and I was excited to see how this ended. I couldn’t wait to see how the two other stories would weave into this one either. So many call this one their favorite of the three but I just don’t see it! 

THE PERFECT BLEND: NAME A BOOK OR SERIES THAT WAS BOTH BITTER AND SWEET, BUT ULTIMATELY SATISFYING.

The Wrath & the Dawn (The Wrath & the Dawn, #1)

The ending to this duology was magnificent. I don’t think it could have ended better, and I half wish I hadn’t finished the series and was just stuck in Sharhzad’s world forever.

GREEN TEA: NAME A BOOK OR SERIES THAT IS QUIETLY BEAUTIFUL.

The Memory Book

Excuse me while I go quietly sob in the back corner over this book. Oh my goodness you just get hit by a wall of feels when you read this book. It is fantastically done, and you fall in love with Sammie with every word. (My complete thoughts are here in my review.)

CHAI TEA: NAME A BOOK OR SERIES THAT MAKES YOU DREAM OF FAR OFF PLACES.

Rebel of the Sands (Rebel of the Sands, #1)

I totally want to be friends with Amani and Jin because they’re fabulous. I love the world building in this story and I can’t wait for it continue in the next book. It’s going to be epic.

EARL GREY: NAME YOUR FAVOURITE CLASSIC

Fahrenheit 451

For those of you who know me or have read a lot of my posts, you know I swear by To Kill a Mockingbird. Today I wanted to talk about another classic I love because I can’t bestow alll of my love on Harper Lee’s gorgeousness. I read this after a girl in my lit class gave a book talk on it, and I was instantly hooked. This talks about censorship and the beauty of knowledge. You definitely need to go check it out.

Who I tag

Beth | The Books are Everywhere

Emma | The Book Crunch

I hope you liked this post as much as I did! It was so much fun 🙂

Happy reading,

Sophie 🙂

Hey there Happy Friday! I’ve finished up my first week home since Brown and it all feels like a dream. For today’s post I decided to go with another tag which I found on Alicia’s blog #lovebooks. If you haven’t seen her blog you should definitely check it out – it’s gorgeous.

Without further ado – here is the tag!

How do you keep track of your tbr pile?

Haha keep track. I use Goodreads for a digital list, but I am always looking for new books through Epic Reads, RivetedLit, Fierce Reads, etc.

Is your tbr mostly print or ebook?

Print. I love the feeling of holding a book in my hand. Nothing against eReaders – I have a Nook – but print books are my babies. You can pet them, smell them, hug them, ya know the drill 😉 I even weighed my options in a Yay or Nay Wednesday chat.

A book that has been on your tbr pile the longest:

Hmm this is a tough question. Probably Great Expectations. I bought this forever ago and it’s staring at me.

A book you recently added to your tbr pile:

I recently bought The Incredible Adventures of Cinnamon Girl by Melissa Keil. It was one of my last purchases at Brown, and I can’t wait to jump into it.

A book on your tbr strictly because of its beautiful cover:

I buy on looks 10x more than I’ll ever admit. One I recently added was Cure for the Common
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I mean look at that cover. Isn’t it beautiful?!

A book on your tbr that you never plan on reading:

Someone Like You by Sarah Dessen. Don’t get me wrong, I love Sarah’s works, but I just don’t think I’ll ever get around to it.

An unpublished book that you are excited for:

What unpublished book am I not excited for is the better question. A few I’m excited for this fall are Crooked Kingdom by Leigh Bardugo, Blood for Blood by Ryan Graudin, Gemina by Jay Kristoff and Amie Kaufman, Heartless by Marissa Meyer, and Kids of Appetite by David Arnold. I’m lucky and have a few of the ARCs of some of these thanks to BEA/BookCon.

A book on your tbr that everyone has read but you:

One I just read was Anna and the French Kiss. I felt like EVERYONE had read it and sooo many people around me were like, “Sophie! Read the darned thing already!” I’m so glad I finally did because it was super duper cute.

I haven’t read ANY Colleen Hoover books. I feel like everyone has read something by her, but I haven’t jumped on that bandwagon quite yet.

A book on your tbr everyone has recommended to you that you are dying to read:

The Unexpected Everything!!!  I met Morgan at BookCon, and I was super disappointed that I didn’t have a copy for her to sign so I bought one when I got back home. I’ve heard nothing but good things about her writing, and I’m stoked to read this beaut.

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What are some of the ways you keep track of your tbr? Are you a paper or ebook reader?

Happy reading!

Sophie 🙂

Q & A Friday:The TBR Book Tag

Q & A Friday: The Taylor Swift Book Tag

Hi, happy Friday!! Today is my last day at Brown, I fly out right after class. I’m sad to leave, but I’m glad to go back if that makes any sense.

Anyway, continuing with the actual post. I saw this on Book Wish and had to do it because I love Taylor too 😍😍 I don’t usually use gifs in my posts, but I loved the way Sophie used them in her post so I did too.

1. We Are Never Ever Getting Back Together = A book or series that you were pretty sure you were in love with, but now want to break up with.

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I loved the first book in this series, but the last one just didn’t do it for me. I don’t hate it by any means, but I was hoping for a bit of a clearer ending.

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2. Red = Pick a book with a red cover.

Fahrenheit 451

LOOK AT HOW PRETTY THIS EDITION IS!!! I read this last December and I loved it so much. I wasn’t sure what to think at first, but it exceeded my expectations. If you haven’t read it yet, I highly recommend it. The topic is extremely relatable.

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3. The Best Day = A book that makes you feel nostalgic

The Boxcar Children (The Boxcar Children, #1)

Welcome to my childhood my friends. My mom read this to my sister and I and I have loved it ever since. I bought it for my niece for her birthday, and now my sister is reading it to my nieces. (Please note that there are 2 different sisters involved in this story! I have three, just to be clear!)

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4. Love Story = A book with a forbidden love

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HAHAHAHAHA for any of you who have read the entire series you totally understand why I’m putting this one down. I really liked this series and I can’t wait to get into Lady Midnight.

 

5. I Knew You Were Trouble = A book with a bad character you couldn’t help but love

Divergent (Divergent, #1)

No hate please, but I love Peter. He’s a devious little piece of trash but that doesn’t stop me from liking him. I like Miles Teller cast as him in the movie series, too.

6. Innocent = A book where someone ruined the ending for you

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My best friend told me. I had to pretend I had no idea what she was saying because it broke my heart. I needed a moment to myself after that little nugget of truth. I probably won’t finish the series now.

7. Everything Has Changed = A character from a book who goes through extensive character development

The Color Purple

I read this book last fall, and I LOVE IT. This has the best ending I have ever read. The changes that Celie undergoes are huge, and I love her so much through the entire thing. The first time I heard of this book was in Shug by Jenny Han in 6th grade. I need to reread it now. I love to reread that book.

8. You Belong With Me = Your most anticipated book release

Blood For Blood (Wolf By Wolf, #2)

Well hello you little gem you. I got a copy of Wolf by Wolf (review) in the November Uppercase Box. I read that in about 2 days, and I could not wait for the sequel!! I was super lucky and snagged a copy of Blood for Blood at BookCon. I can’t wait to start it.

9. Forever and Always = Your favorite book couple

Pride and Prejudice

Darcy and Lizzie are baes. Fight me.

10. Come Back, Be Here = The book you would be least likely to lend to someone, for fear of missing it too much

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I actually had a mental breakdown over this book in June because I went to use it for a photo on Bookstagram but I couldn’t find it. I ran around my house almost yelling and asking my mom what happened. I HAVE A SIGNED FIRST EDITION AND IT’S ONE OF MY FAVORITE BOOKS OKAY?! Turns out Maiya had it. I made her give it back.

11. Teardrops On My Guitar = A book that made you cry a lot

The Memory Book

So if you follow us on Twitter you got me live tweeting this. I finished it on a bus ride to the beach and my friends made fun of me. The tears just kept leaking out of me! Now my roommate is reading it. I wish her luck. You can read my review of this gorgeousness here.

12. Shake It Off = A book that you love so much, you just shake off the haters

The Lightning Thief (Percy Jackson and the Olympians, #1)

No it’s not Harry Potter. I never got into HP like other people. Percy is my version of Harry. Who cares that it’s “Middle Grade”? I certainly do not! Don’t look down your nose at me for loving and reading this book (over and over again)! It’s a beautiful book. Thanks Mom for getting me into this one.

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I tag all you Swifties as well! I had so much fun doing this tag. Have a great day!!

Happy reading,

Sophie 🙂