Hello, welcome to the weekend! I’m so happy it’s Saturday. Unfortunately that means it’s my last full day of committee. I’m coming to you from the Windy City at the Model UN conference which is held by University of Chicago. This is my last overnight conference, and it’s a bit bittersweet.

This week I only went to school for three days and then we left for Chicago early Thursday morning. One of my favorite parts of the trip is riding the train. I’ve only ridden the train a few times but there is something about it that I love. It’s kind of like flying but you get to get up and walk around the whole time. Opening ceremonies was Thursday night so we got to spend the rest of the day wandering Chicago. Of course I went to a bookstore (57th Street Books – my favorite one located in Hyde Park). Friday was the first full day of committees, but they didn’t start until 1. Our school’s delegation is representing the Republic of Korea and we got to meet the Deputy Consulate of Korea Friday morning. It was super cool to meet a real diplomat. I have written two pieces already and am going for an award. I’m ready for this guys, I really want it.

Today I’m hoping to get more articles out again. It’s gonna be a long day full of more committee. I have to find more things to write about but since it’s the third day we’re really getting into the thick of debate. I can’t believe I’ll be going home tomorrow. These things always feel both long and short. It’s weird, but I like it.

This week I’ve gotta get back on track with my classes. I missed two school days but really all I missed in class was statistics. I wish I didn’t miss so much school but it’s totally worth it. I have a test on Monday already but I think I’m prepared. I’ll probably panic a bit more Sunday. We’ll get there when we get there. Otherwise it’s just a normal week for me.

Happy reading,

Sophie 🙂

 

General Update: My Bookish Life no. 4 vol. 2

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 🙂

 

Posted in Bloggers, Book Chat, Rylie

Hi, I’m Rylie!

Hello!

I’m a lover and appreciator of good works. Being an avid writer myself, I love a good book! A good book inspires to improve my writings!

I’m kind of playing copycat and using Beth’s introductory format. Here’s a little about me!

Favorite novel?


I have a lot of those, as does any book lover! I’d have to say, one of my all time favorites is The Underneath by Kathi Appelt. It’s just phenomenal! I also adore By The Time You Read This, I’ll Be Dead by Julie Anne Peters, Define “Normal” by Julie Anne Peters and Hyperbole and a Half by Allie Brosh.

Book quote?


I’m going to stick to the classics;

“When he shall die, take him and cut him out into little stars. And he he shall make the face of heaven so fine, that all the world will be in love with night and pay no worship to the garish sun.”

Romeo & Juliet, William Shakespeare

Broke your heart?


The one that takes home the cake would definitely be Me Before You by Jojo Moyes. My soul is still recovering from that ending!

Bookish best friend?

Tough one. I’d have to say Jazz from Define “Normal”.

Bookish boyfriend?

Oooh. Santana Gerard from By The Time You Read This, I’ll Be Dead. He’s so delightfully quirky.

Favorite series?

The Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children series by Ransom Riggs, who needs to get his act together and write a third book!

Favorite classic?


Definitely To Kill a Mockingbird. By far!

What can you expect from me on this blog?


Book reviews from a book lover! I can also give perspectives on the reading world as a young author and how books can really make a difference!

Posted in Beth, Book Chat

Hi, I’m Beth! And here’s some book chat!

Hi everyone!

I suppose I should start with an introduction about myself, and, as I saw Megan do, answer a few bookish questions.

So, I’ve been reading since I can remember, but it’s only been this year when I really got into YA novels. The book that really got me out of my at least months-and-months reading slump? All The Bright Places. Ever since then, I’ve been completely book and reading obsessed, once again. Anyway, here’s some bookish questions about me:

Favorite novel?

Oh gosh, obviously this is a hard one for most people. But as you probably know, it’s even harder for us bookworms. I (obviously) don’t have an absolute favorite, there are so many. But a few of them are: Paper Towns, Eleanor & Park (and anything from Rainbow) and Amy & Roger’s Epic Detour.

Favorite genre?

I don’t know. I’m up for any, but I have to say I’m a sucker for a good romance. But overall, probably contemporary with a bit of romance thrown in.

Book quote?

Ah, there are so many good ones! But one of my favorites has to be this one:

“It’s not because I want to make out with her.”

“Hold on.” He grabbed a pencil and scrawled excitedly at the paper as if he’d just made a mathematical breakthrough and then looked back up at me.

“I just did some calculations, and I’ve been able to determine that you’re full of shit.”

-Looking For Alaska, John Green

Broke your heart?

There are many. All The Bright Places is one that really touched me, though.

Bookish best friend?

Cath from Fangirl! I looooove her.

Bookish boyfriend?

Probably Levi xD Or Quentin from Paper Towns, you’ve just got to love him.

Favorite series?

THE HUNGER GAMES. I have to say, sometimes I HATE when I like a book/series that I think it overhyped, but I don’t know how to not love THG?

Favorite classic?

Jane Eyre. As I say, I’m a sucker for romance. (And I haven’t read many/any other classics, but hopefully I will soon!)

With that over, let’s have some book chat!

As I do reviews on my own blog, I thought it would be best to post something a little different here. I know Sophie doesn’t always have the time to post about book hauls, or just talk about books, as school is pretty busy for her, so I feel like it’d be good to just have a chat with you guys.

I want to talk about how dangerous being a bookworm can be. For a start, books aren’t always that cheap. Especially when you add up all of the books we want to own or read.

The other thing is, is if you’re a hardcore bookworm like me, you fall in love by just glancing at a cover. This is the most dangerous love of all. Piles and piles of TBR books stack up, and now I have over 200 TBR books on goodreads. But, because of how much I love physical books, I want to own them all. And I don’t have a Kindle, and would actually prefer not to.

I can easily see the benefits of having Kindles and e-readers. But I just don’t like reading on a screen. Blogs and forums, yes, but books, no. I am extremely traditional when it comes to books. I would even pay a small cost to have the paperback rather than the e-book for free.

But, even when sometimes the paperback is soft and beautiful (you know that soft, cloth like feeling when you stroke it?), I fall for the hardback edition. And here comes another chance to spend my money, because as you all know, hardbacks are expensive. But how, how, could anyone purchase a paperback edition of ATPB when this exists? (Sorry for tagging a random blog there, it was the best photo I could find.)

One of my favorite tags on Instagram is #ditchthatjacket, because what is more beautiful than a hardback book without its cover? I would even go as far to say that printed hardcovers (you know when the same picture is printed on the actual cover undearneath the jacket) are just ugh. Because what is a hardback without the soft actual cloth covers? That are just so nice to stroke and stroke and stroke?

Anyway. I need to stop ranting about my bookish peeves. I’ll be back soon, with more book talk, probably. Meanwhile, you can find me on my blog and Instagram!

Also, a massive thank you to Sophie for inviting me to join her and the team♥

Beth || @illgiveyouthebooks || www.illgiveyouthebooks.wordpress.com

Posted in Book Chat, Megan

Hello, I’m Megan!

Hello! My Name is Megan!

I go to school with Sophie and Maiya and I was asked to blog with them on this account!

Hopefully I can live up to the standards that they have already set. Here are a few things so you can get to know more about me:

What is the first book you read by your self?

Duck for President? Don’t quote me on that!

Did your parents read to you before bed? If so, what did they read you?

Yes! Every night! They would mainly read me those “If You Give a Mouse a Cookie” books.

Name a movie that is better then the book. Doesn’t happen often.

The Maze Runner. I could never get into the book but I loved the movie!

What was the worst movie adaptation of a book?

City Of Bones… Don’t even get me started

Outdoor or indoor reading? 

Indoor, I can never find myself comfortable outside.

Book you’re most embarrassed to have never read?

Anne Frank. It’s sitting on my shelf but I haven’t gotten to it yet.

What is the most embarrassing book you have ever read? 

I’d have to say, The Infinite Moment Of Us.

What was the worst book you ever read or stopped reading?

I really don’t know… maybe An Abundance Of Kathrines

Would you rather read digital or paper books? 

Paper!!!

What character in a book would you like to sucker punch in the face?

Jeanine from Divergent or Umbridge 

What character in a book would you like to be best friends with? 

Kelsey Hayes from Tiger’s Curse

How many physical books do you own?

About 50. I clean out my shelves and donate books often.

What book do you want to make sure you read to your children?

Harry Potter 100%

What book describes you best?

Fangirl by Rainbow Rowell

What are you reading right now? 

I actually just finished my current book about 2 weeks ago. So I’m looking for a new one. The last book I read was The Red Queen. 

Those are just a few facts about me! Hope you enjoy!

Love, 

Megan 


Check out my bookstagram here