Day Five||12 Days of Christmas Blogging.

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The Rules:

  • Include the photo below in each blog post
  • You may start at any point in December
  • Use the topic supplied for the post of that day
  • Make sure all posts are in December, but they don’t have to be posted consecutively (lets face it it’s a busy time)
  • Nominate 3 people after each blog to start the challenge (I nominated some of you on the first day’s post, but please feel free to do it if you weren’t)
  • Have fun!

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Day Five: What is on your personal wish list this year?

I don’t usually ask for gifts on Christmas. I haven’t since I got older. It’s so hard trying to think about what I want for Christmas, when I usually just buy what I want throughout the year. I mainly ask for books and gift cards, which usually means Amazon gift cards and I buy my own books, lol. I also usually ask for anything Doctor Who and Supernatural related.

There were two other things that I did ask for this year though. Those things being a new bed set (sheets, comforter, pillow cases).  I also seen this thing on Shark Tank (I love that show so much) called a Simply Fit Board, so I asked for that. I am horrible with exercising and eating good, so this little exercise equipment thing looked fun and easy. I could totally watch my favorite TV shows and do it at the same time, haha.

They have videos and stuff on their website, but this is pretty much what it is.

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I don’t really ask or expect much, because honestly, I like giving gifts more than receiving them. I usually already have the things that I want and it’s always fun for me picking out gifts for other people. It’s kind of like a game, plus I really love wrapping presents, haha. 🙂

What are things on your Christmas wishlist? Let me know! 🙂

You can check out some of my other days linked down below and feel free to take part in this tag as well! It’s such a fun tag and I love seeing everyone’s Christmas posts!

Day Four. – A Christmas story.
Day Three. – Favorite Christmas food.
Top Ten Tuesday. – Ten best books I read in 2015.

I hope you have a great day! ❤

ashleychristmas

Day Four||12 Days of Christmas Blogging.

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The Rules:

  • Include the photo below in each blog post
  • You may start at any point in December
  • Use the topic supplied for the post of that day
  • Make sure all posts are in December, but they don’t have to be posted consecutively (lets face it it’s a busy time)
  • Nominate 3 people after each blog to start the challenge (I nominated some of you on the first day’s post, but please feel free to do it if you weren’t)
  • Have fun!

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**bigger image in my first post**


Day Four: Share a Christmas story or write one of your own.

I am not very good at writing stories of my own and I’m not sure if I have any good Christmas stories to share. Let’s see if I can come up with something. Mom, if you are reading this, SORRY!

There was one year where all the adults went out and left my younger sister, myself, and two of my cousins at home. It was around Christmas time. They had already wrapped a lot of the presents and put them under the Christmas tree. That year I asked for the Napoleon Dynamite DVD. If you’re not sure what that is, here is the DVD cover.

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I knew my mom got it for me, so we decided to carefully open the DVD and watch it. The movie was so hilarious and it became one of my favorites. It’s been such a long time since I have watched it. After we finished the movie, we wrapped it back up and put it under the Christmas tree. I made sure the DVD was the first thing I opened on Christmas, haha.

What is a Christmas story that you have? Let me know!

Feel free to take part it in this blog challenge too and link me to your posts, so I can see all the things you love about Christmas! 🙂 Linked down below are the other days I have done in this challenge and another recent post that I’ve done! 🙂

Day Three. – favorite Christmas food.
Day Two. – favorite Christmas tradition.
Day One. – favorite things about Christmas.
2016 Read My Books Challenge. – challenging myself to read the books on my shelves collecting dust!

I hope you have a great day!

ashleychristmas

Day Three||12 Days of Christmas Blogging.

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The Rules:

  • Include the photo below in each blog post
  • You may start at any point in December
  • Use the topic supplied for the post of that day
  • Make sure all posts are in December, but they don’t have to be posted consecutively (lets face it it’s a busy time)
  • Nominate 3 people after each blog to start the challenge
  • Have fun!

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Day Three: Your favorite Christmas recipe/food.

One of my favorite things about Christmas is of course the yummy food and the pie! My mom usually makes all the food for Christmas dinner, which is usually what we have for Thanksgiving as well. I LOVE THAT, because her Thanksgiving food is the best. Also, I don’t always have Thanksgiving with her, so it’s nice that I get to still enjoy the food at Christmas time!

I am a huge fan of deviled eggs and I do believe that my mom and I are the only ones in the family that eats them, so she really makes them for me! Me trying to help her make them is always a bad idea, because I probably eat a ton of them before we’re done. Haha. For those of you that do not know what deviled eggs are, here is a picture.

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**not my picture, taken from Google**

Another thing that my mom makes that I love so much is ham roll ups. Me helping her make those is always a fail too, because again I eat more than I make. HAHA. I couldn’t find a picture that I liked on Google, so you’ll have to use your imagination. It’s pretty much ham and cream cheese. You spread the cream cheese on the ham and roll it up! Then  you can cut it in little pieces with toothpicks sticking out of them. SO GOOD!

What is some your favorite Christmas recipes/food? Let me know!


I am really enjoying this Christmas blogging challenge! Feel free to take part it in too and link me to your posts, so I can see all the things you love about Christmas! 🙂 Linked down below are my first two days of this challenge.

Day One.
Day Two.

I hope you have a great day! ❤

ashleychristmas

Day Two||12 Days of Christmas Blogging.

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The Rules:

  • Include the photo below in each blog post
  • You may start at any point in December
  • Use the topic supplied for the post of that day
  • Make sure all posts are in December, but they don’t have to be posted consecutively (lets face it it’s a busy time)
  • Nominate 3 people after each blog to start the challenge
  • Have fun!

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**bigger image in my first post**


Hi! I am back for day two of the 12 days of Christmas blogging challenge! I’ll link at the end of this post to my first day, so you can check that out if you missed it or just curious what my favorite things about Christmas are!

Day Two: Favorite Christmas tradition new or old.

I don’t really have too many Christmas traditions, to be honest. I do like to watch certain Christmas movies every single year, which I listed in another blog post. I’ll save the movie talk for the movie topic though!

I do enjoy driving around different neighborhoods and looking at everyone’s Christmas lights that they decorated their homes with. It’s always so fun seeing how creative everyone can get, especially with Christmas lights! I love seeing the houses that go all out and crazy with it. I know there are a few TV shows that airs throughout the month of December just solely about houses that are decorated with so many lights and decorations.

I don’t think I could personally ever be as creative as some of those people out there with thousands and thousands of lights on their houses. Or the ones that the lights “dance” to Christmas themed music. It can get pretty intense, but so cool. I remember in Cape Coral where I used to live they had (I think still do) this event going on that shows people’s boats all decked out in Christmas lights and holiday decorations. The boats would parade around the water with all their lights and that was fun!

So one of my Christmas traditions is driving (or walking too) around neighborhoods just looking at Christmas decorations. I love the colors, the decorations, and it’s just plain fun! 😀

If you click the picture, then it’ll take you to a website showcasing six other houses just like this one below!

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What is one of your favorite Christmas traditions? Let me know!

Feel free to do this tag and link me to your posts! I would love to see everyone’s 12 days of Christmas blogging posts! As promised, linked down below is my day one of this Christmas blogging challenge and also my Friday Finds post that I did earlier today of the books that I added to my TBR this week. 🙂

Day One||12 Days of Christmas Blogging.
Friday Finds #40.

I hope you have a great day! ❤

ashleychristmas

 

Day One||12 Days of Christmas Blogging.

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Hi!

I was tagged by Deanna from A Novel Glimpse to do 12 Days of Christmas Blogging! Thanks for tagging me, Deanna! The challenge was created by StephJ from Scale Simple.

The Rules:

  • Include the photo below in each blog post
  • You may start at any point in December
  • Use the topic supplied for the post of that day
  • Make sure all posts are in December, but they don’t have to be posted consecutively (lets face it it’s a busy time)
  • Nominate 3 people after each blog to start the challenge
  • Have fun!

Day 1: List your favorite things about Christmas.

It’s no surprise that I love Christmas time so much! I am pretty sure my Instagram (heyyitsashley) account speaks for itself! 😛

  • Christmas decorations. I love decorating my apartment for Christmas. I love colorful Christmas lights the best.
  • Christmas trees. Decorating the Christmas tree is always fun and there was one year where I had three different Christmas trees in my tiny apartment, lol
  • Christmas cookies. GIVE ME ALL THE COOKIES! I am a sucker for cookies in general, but I swear Christmas cookies just always taste the best. I also love the shapes like trees, snowmen, and Santa.
  • Christmas movies. I have a pretty decent sized list of Christmas movies that I watch every single year and then there are some that I randomly will catch on the Hallmark channel. I love a good Christmas movie. See my list over here.
  • Spending time with my family. Pretty much my entire family lives next door to me, but I still like spending holiday time with them as well doing Christmasy type things. My cousin Michelle also has a Christmas party every year, so it’s nice getting to see my extended family as well.
  • Wrapping paper and wrapping gifts. I really enjoy wrapping gifts and I love finding the cutest wrapping paper for the gifts. It’s definitely one of my favorite things.
  • Finding the perfect Christmas gifts. I am always so good at finding the best gifts for everyone for Christmas and I love giving more than receiving. This year hasn’t been my best year though, sadly. I can’t think of anything to get anyone!

What are some of the things you love about Christmas? Let me know!

I tag:

I am going to do things little differently and tag a bunch of you lovely friends on this first post instead of tagging someone every post.

Maren from The Worn Bookmark
Shelbie from Lu-Lu’s Rants & Reads
Jenna from Reading with Jenna
Joey from Thoughts and Afterthoughts
Jesse from Books At Dawn
Kayla from Bookedsolid1989
Tammy from The Art of Failing
Cristina from My Tiny Obsessions
Sophie from Sophie the Bookworm
Aimal from Bookshelves & Paperbacks
Emily from The Diary of a Bibliophile
Marie from Drizzle and Hurricane Books
Yvo from It’s All About Books
Amy from Book Enthral
Nicole from Awayinneverland
Claire from Art and Soul

Feel free to ignore if you have already been tagged, don’t want to do it, or don’t celebrate Christmas. Also, anyone else that wants to do this tag then you are officially tagged by me! 😀

I hope you have a great day! ❤

ashleychristmas

 

Tag||Dashing Through the Snow.

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Hey! I was tagged by Loreva from La Book Dreamer to do the Dashing Through the Snow tag. Thank you for tagging me! This tag was originally created by Astra @ A Stranger’s Guide to Novels.

The rules are simple:

  • Thank the curator.
  • Tag 5 people to spread the Christmas joy.
  • Have fun!

Now onto the questions!

Name a book you would like to see under your Christmas tree…

I went so book buying crazy this year and this is actually kind of a tough question, lol! I was such a huge Clarissa Explains It All fan as a kid (I swear I loved that show so much), so I was excited when I heard there was going to be a book out about her! The only reason why I haven’t actually bought it myself is because the hardcover is kind of pricey; it jumps from $17-20 (e-book is $13) and I just can’t do it. So I will definitely be okay with someone else buying it for me, haha. 😛 Here’s the first sentence taken off Goodreads:

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Things I Can’t Explain by Mitchel Kriegman

“A complete re-imagining of Clarissa Explains it All as 20-something Clarissa tries to navigate the unemployment line, mompreneurs and the collision of two people in love. “

A book you will be reading during the Christmas season!

I don’t have any Christmasy themed books to read this month, but I did make a December TBR and one of the books that I will be hopefully reading this month is Wolf by Wolf by Ryan Graudin. I’m excited that I won an ARC of it. 🙂

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Favorite Christmas movie!

I think I will instead list you the Christmas movies I watch every single December. These are all my favorites and I make it a point to watch them every year. Ask the boyfriend, I’m sure he’ll tell you how annoying it is for him. 😛

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  • Home Alone 2: Lost in New York
  • Jingle All the Way
  • Elf
  • The Santa Clause
  • A Christmas Story
  • National Lampoon’s Christmas Vacation
  • How the Grinch Stole Christmas (cartoon one)
  • A Charlie Brown Christmas

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Do you like snow?  

I was actually born in Illinois, so I was able to experience snow as a kid and it was fun! I loved it! Then I moved to Florida and snow is non-existent here. HELLO SANDY WINTER! Then when I was going to start 9th grade, we moved back to Illinois for a year and the snow was no longer any fun. It was more annoying than anything! So I guess I have a love/hate for snow. I want it because I don’t have it, but I know if I have it then I won’t want it anymore.

Name a character that you would like to spend your Christmas with!

Just one? This is going to be a tough one, because I just want one huge Christmas party with all of my favorite characters. I think I’ll choose Jasper Dent from I Hunt Killers. I think that will make for one pretty crazy Christmas.

To give or to receive?

I am all about giving gifts! I take pride in finding the perfect gifts for everyone. I love seeing their faces when they open their gifts. This year though, I have no idea what to buy anyone! Like NO IDEA! I actually haven’t gotten anyone anything, besides Shelbie LOL! She’s easy and fun to buy for though, because I just buy all the things I want since we pretty much like almost all of the same things. 😛 So this year, it’s going to be one of those “it’s the thought that counts” type of things, because I haven’t done any Christmas shopping and I really am at a loss at what to get anyone!

What fictional place would you like to spend Christmas at?

Hogwarts. End of story. It sounds like it’ll be so fun and I really just need to hop on the Hogwarts Express like NOW, because before you know it Christmas will be here and I will be sad if I miss the train!

Fondest Christmas memory!

My memory is horrible and I don’t really remember too many Christmas’. I do love spending time with my family on Christmas. My cousin Michelle has a Christmas party every year, so it’s always fun going to that. This year I am going to be leaving a day earlier, so I can help her with all the decorating and cooking and Christmas crafts! haha. 😀

Can you say Christmas tree ten times FAST  in a row (pronouncing it correctly)!

Hmmm, so I tried this and it kind of sounds like I can pronounce it correctly. GO ME! CHRISTMAS TREEEEEEEEEEEEEEEE!

I tag:

Shelbie @ Lu-Lu’s Rants & Reads
Maren @ The Worn Bookmark
Emily @ The Diary of a Bibliophile
Kayla @ Bookedsolid1989
Jenna @ Reading with Jenna
And anyone else that wants to do this tag! It’s a lot of fun! Please feel free to ignore if you have already done the tag, don’t want to do it or you don’t celebrate Christmas.

I have a couple book reviews coming up soon! 😀 I’m glad I am getting back into the swing of things as far as reading goes this month! Feel free to check out some of my recent posts linked below.

Random||Thanksgiving, Christmas, Pictures & More. – a kind of non-bookish post talking about my Thanksgiving trip and pictures I’ve taken to go along with it.
Friday Finds #39. – the books that I added to my Goodreads TBR last week! I actually been adding lots the last couple weeks. The last couple months I haven’t really been finding many new books, so I am excited!

I hope you have a great day! 🙂

ashleychristmas

 

 

Tag||Seasons of Book Blogging.

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Hi! 🙂

I was tagged by Joey from Thoughts and Afterthoughts and Aimal from Bookshelves & Paperbacks to do the Seasons of Book Blogging tag. Thanks for tagging me! It was originally created by Jordyn from J. Bookish. It defintely looks like a fun tag, so before I start, here are the rules!

  1. Thank the creator and the individual who tagged you
  2. Begin with the month in which you have been tagged and move forward from there
  3. State the best gift you’ve received after answering the prompt on your birthday month
  4. Tag anyone

November.
…is the month when we’re reminded of how much we have to be thankful for. Choose one book you’re grateful for having read and give a shout-out to the person who recommended it!

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I am going with The Hunger Games for this one, because it’s the one that jump started my love for reading. I used to only stick to non-fiction, but once I read this book I started to read everything and anything! I don’t think I would be this big into reading had I never given this book a chance.


December.
…is a time when friends and families come together and celebrate. Name one book you would give as a gift.

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I would give The Knife of Never Letting Go by Patrick Ness as a gift. I am always trying to get everyone to read that book. It makes both a not so good gift (omg the emotional rollerc oaster) and then it makes it an good gift, because the book is hands down amazing.


January.
…begins a new year. Name a resolution you made this year and if you’ve kept it or not!

Honestly, I never make any resolutions. I don’t want the pressure of having to accomplish them and then the big let down at the end of the year if I don’t. I am mostly an in the moment type person and just live my life accordingly. I try not to dwell on things or let things get me down. I’m a lot happier for it, so no resolutions for me. I did tell myself that I would start actually making stuff (food, crafts, etc.) that I pin on Pinterest, but that rarely happened this year, haha.


February.
…is the month for relationships. Name your favorite book relationship: romantic, platonic, or familial, your choice!

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Maddy and Olly from Everything, Everything. I love Maddy and Olly’s characters, especially them together. They are so cute together and I am so glad I was able to read this book and experience the amazing-ness of the book, Maddy, and Olly!


March.
…is the month for luck and new beginnings. Name a book/series you would like to re-experience as if you’d never read it.

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Hands down the Jasper Dent series! I loved the series so much. It was so different, insane, and so much fun to read. I would love to re-experience again as if I never read it. Constantly being on the edge of your seat, trying to guess what is going on, and constantly being shocked and surprised!


April.
…is a spectacularly ordinary month. Name a book that was so over-hyped that it just could not live up to your expectations

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Throne of Glass by Sarah J. Mass. Everyone loves that book so much, but I just did not get why at all. I was bored to death the majority of the time. It took me almost a month to finish it and I didn’t start to actually enjoy it until it was almost finished (last 150 pages). I may try to read the next book in the series though, because everyone SWEARS it gets better. We’ll see about that…


May.
…is the month when the flowers start to bloom. Name a book that was a pleasant surprise to you.

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After the End by Amy PlumI honestly had no idea if I would like this book and I was kind of nervous about it, because it didn’t have the best Goodreads rating. I ended up loving that book SO SO much and it got a 5 out of 5 stars from me! I can’t wait to read the second book.


June.
…is the time to take a break. Name a book or genre that you like to read when you just need to check out.

Honestly, if I need to check out…I go to the television. I have a TON of TV shows that I watch and my DVR is always full, because I usually read or mess around on my phone and don’t watch them. So I will usually go to the TV. Some of my favorite TV shows are Supernatural, Doctor Who, Sleepy Hallow, Orphan Black, and of course gotta love Judge Judy and Judge Mathis. 😛


July.
…is the time to celebrate your independence! Name a book that made you see fireworks.

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I am going to go with Shattered Blue by Lauren Bird Horowitz. I read that book this year and loved it so much. That ending was a complete shocker! One minute you’re like this is cool and then BOOM! OMG craziness! It was definitely a WOW moment for me in the book and when I look at fireworks I’m always thinking “wow”!


August.
…is the hottest month of the year. Pick an up-and-coming author that you think will be the next hottest thing.

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I think Victoria Aveyard will be the next hottest thing. I loved Red Queen so much and I was so surprised by it. I think the next book in the series is going to be just as amazing and I am so stoked about it!


September.
…is time for students to go back to school! Pick a book you read for school that you actually enjoyed.

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Lord of the Flies! I wasn’t that big into reading when we had to read this for school, but I actually really enjoyed it so much and I always aced all my tests and homework on it! I really want to do a reread of that book next year.


October.
…is time to celebrate Halloween! Pick one character that you would love to dress up as.

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I’ll go with Feyre again from A Court of Thorns and Roses. That outfit she has on on the book cover is pretty freaking amazing!


I tag:

Shelbie @ Lu-Lu’s Rants & Reads
Maren @ The Worn Bookmark
Yvo @ It’s All About Books
Amy @ Book Enthral
Kayla @ Bookedsolid1989
Josie @ Josie’s Book Corner
Claire @ Art and Soul

And of course YOU, if you want to do this tag! 😀 Feel free to ignore if you have already done it or you’re not interested! Link me to your posts, so I can check them out if you do want to do it.

Check out my November book haul linked down below in case you missed it! 🙂

Book Haul||November.

I hope you have a great day! ❤

ashley

Tag||Dim Sum.

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The Dim Sum Book Tag is the brainchild of Joey @ Thoughts and Afterthoughts and Jenna @ Reading With Jenna. Dim sum is a style of Chinese cuisine whereby food is served in small (tapas-like) portions and is common during yum cha (which literally means: drinking tea). This tag is inspired by good company and good eats.

Here are some rules to devour this tag:

  1. Thank the blogger who nominated you, linking back to their site
  2. Devour dim sum and answer the tag questions
  3. Tag five others to join your round table for some dim sum fun
  4. Food coma

Hi 🙂

I was tagged by Joey @ Thoughts and Afterthoughts to do the Dim Sum Book Tag that he and Jenna created! Defintely check out both Joey and Jenna’s blogs! They two of my favorites! 🙂 I must make a little confession right now, I don’t believe I have ever had Dim sum before or if I did, I didn’t know what it was. BUT…that’s not going to stop me from doing this tag or going out and finding me some Dim sum afterwards! Shall I get started?

Tea: A book that started off hot but quickly turned cold

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City of Bones by Cassandra Clare. I was really enjoying this book at the beginning and thought it was a lot of fun. It did get pretty weird at times though. It slowly started to go downhill for me. I believe I rated this 3 out of 5 stars. I thought it could have been a lot better. I did enjoy books 2-4 (with it slightly getting worse in book 4). I could say this entire series started off hot, but quickly turned cold. It went on three books too many.


Chiu Chow Dumpling: A book that features elements of land and sea

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Siege and Storm by Leigh Bardugo. This book has both land and sea, which I thought was really cool. I really enjoyed the beginning of the book with the little battle scene on the sea. That was really fun! Then they get back on land and things are about to go down….kind of. I wasn’t the biggest fan of Siege and Storm. It was still a pretty good book and it had both sea and land, so that was nice.


Rice Noodle Roll: A favourite multilayered character you’ve read (i.e. traits? skills? morally ambiguous?)

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Jasper from I Hunt Killers. He is very multilayered and sometimes hard to figure out, but he can read you like a book. He is definitely one of my all-time favorite book characters. He was raised by a serial killer, so he thinks like a serial killer. He’s also trying not to become a serial killer himself; so much going on with him and so much to uncover.


Shrimp Dumpling: A book with a transparent blurb that gives the story away

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I was really struggling with coming up with an answer for this book, so I am just going to go with The Selection by Kiera Cass. The description is pretty spot on with what exactly happens in the book. Girls compete in the hope to win the Prince’s heart and that’s pretty much exactly what happened. I did actually enjoy the series, aside from the main character America. I’m sure I have said a million times how much I didn’t like her though haha.


Steamed BBQ Pork Buns: A book that is fluffy on the outside but packs a punch of flavour (e.g. message? depth? controversy?)

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Dumplin’ by Julie Murphy. I thought Dumplin’ was definitely going to be a really fluffy read, but it ended up being quite different! Don’t get me wrong, it did have it’s cute little fluff worthy moments, but it really wasn’t overpowering. It really stayed true to being about Willowdean, her self-doubt in herself, and over coming it. There were times when I was looking at myself and even feeling a little bit like Willowdean. Hands down one of my favorite reads this year.


Chicken Feet: A book with divided opinions

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We Were Liars by E. Lockhart. I’ve seen that pretty much everyone has loved this book so much and I really don’t understand why. I actually did not really like it much at all. It was a little too boring for me and for being so short, it could have actually been shorter and probably be a better book.


Lotus-Wrapped Sticky Rice:  A book you’ve received/given that was nicely packaged

I actually recently just received a hardcover of Not If I See You First by Eric Lindstrom from The Novl on Monday! It was definitely a surprise. 🙂 I believe this book is released December 1st.

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Egg Custard Tart: A book that uses simple ingredients and clichés but executes it perfectly

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Shadow and Bone by  Leigh Bardugo. The protagonist finding out they have a special power and having to be taken away from their normal life that they know and thrown into a whole other life. A little bit of a love interest/love triangle going on. I felt Leigh Bardugo did an amazing job with writing this book. Even though there were some cliches in it, it wasn’t torture to read like some others tend to be.


Mango Pudding with Evaporated Milk: Any book recommendation + beverage/snack that’s a winning combination

I’m going to have to go with Jenna and say Simon vs. the Homo Sapiens Agenda. The snack being Oreos! Seee….I had Oreos when I read it too. 😛

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Fried Sesame Balls: A book cover with embossed text/design you just love to run your fingers over

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Hmm, so after going to my bookshelves and feeling all my books; I’ll have to go with Starters by Lissa Price. It has a embossed design in the background and title. I can’t wait until I finally read that one. I’m sure I won’t be able to keep my hands off it. 😛


Dim Sum Steam Cart: The type of carrying bag you use to bring books around (take a picture!)

I actually don’t use a bag to carry my books in, since I usually just have one book with me. I did recently get this awesome Divergent tote back in my September OwlCrate that I would use if I did use a bag to carry my books.

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I tag:

Maren @ The Worn Bookmark
Shelbie @ Lu-Lu’s Rants & Reads
Yvo @ It’s All About Books
Kayla @ Bookedsolid1989
Marie @ Drizzle and Hurricane Books
Cristina @ My Tiny Obsessions

I also tag anyone else that wants to do this tag! I am now off to go find some Dim sum! 😀

ashleybrown

 

Tag||Be Thankful Challenge.

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Hi! 🙂

I was tagged by Abi from FlickThrough to do the Be Thankful Challenge. Thank you, Abi for tagging me! And I am sorry it took so long to do it! The rules are pretty simple; I get to tell you five people I am thankful for and five things I am thankful for in 2015! With Thanksgiving approaching, this is definitely fitting!

Five people I am thankful for:

Picking just five is going to be hard…so please look past that it’s more than five, lol

Mom. I am forever thankful for my mom. It’s great that she’s always there for me when I need her. It’s fun spending the weekends laying on her couch watching the DIY channel with her. She’s always been there for me and I know she always will be. She is also my next door neighbor, so I can steal her food. 😛

Sisters, Niece, Nephew. I am thankful for my younger sister Stephanie and my older sister Colieta. They definitely mean the world to me. We are all so different from each other, but we always get along. More now that we are adults, lol. I know my younger sister and I had our good fights when we were kids! I am also so thankful for my niece Grace and my nephew Jackson. They can be a pain a lot of the time, but I love them to death.

Andy aka the boyfriend. This boy has put up with so much of my craziness over the last eight years and I am so thankful for him. This month will make eight years that we have been together and honestly, it feels like just yesterday. I know I am really difficult most of the time, but he puts up with it and still loves me. We are complete opposites, but we work perfectly together.

ColbJack & Dax aka the furbabies. These guys are seriously my best friends. I honestly don’t really have any friends and the majority of my time is spent with them. I would probably be even lonelier without them, haha. I do talk to them and I tell them a million times how cute they are and how much I love them. LMAO!

Shelbie. I have to add Shelbie into this post, because this year we have grown really close and I can now say I have a friend! LOL. We are almost the same person and it’s been fun getting to know her and I am definitely thankful for our new friendship! I am super stoked to meet her and hopefully SOON! OH, you should go check her blog out: Lu-Lu’s Rants & Reads.

Five things I am thankful for:

Books. DUH! I’ve always loved books, but this year I grew this entirely new love for them. I’ve also read (and listened) probably triple of what I have in past years this year, which is pretty amazing. Books are the perfect escape from your every day life and it’s always fun to live in someone else’s world for awhile.

Blogging. I started this book blog in January and it’s been an amazing journey! I am so thankful for all of the blogging community. It’s been fun sharing my thoughts on my favorite books and books I can’t wait to read. It’s been great reading your posts on your favorite books and books you can’t wait to read! It’s been so nice getting to know so many of you!

Goodwill. Thanks to my new bestie, Shelbie! Honestly, I haven’t went to Goodwill since I was a kid and my dad would drag my younger sister and I on the weekends. I didn’t really even think to go to Goodwill for books. I found some amazing books at Goodwill this year and it helped with not spending even more money on books! You’ll be surprised at what books you’ll find there! 😀

Orange Leaf. There opened up an Orange Leaf (frozen yogurt shop) right down the street from me. It’s literally walking distance. I’ve been going there SO much this year and have fallen in love with it. I think I would be heart broken if I ever had to give it up, hahah. It got to the point that I was going at least 2-3 times a week, LOL!

Music. Some amazing new albums from my favorite bands came out this year and still more to come. I am so thankful for my favorite bands, the music they make, and everything along with it! I am super stoked to be seeing Knuckle Puck for like the fourth time on Tuesday, lol! I am a huge pop punk fan, in case you didn’t know. “You grew from a seed. Forever strong as a pine tree. Always an evergreen.” Evergreen by Knuckle Puck.

I want to tag everyone single one of you to do this tag, because I want to know who and what you’re thankful for this year! It’s also a nice way to get to know you guys even more! So please feel free to do this tag and link me to your posts, so I can check out your posts!

I hope you had a great weekend! ❤

ashleybrown

Tag||Your Future.

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Happy Halloween! 😀

If you celebrate, I hope you have an amazing day with more treats than tricks! I plan to watch Halloween movies, carve a pumpkin, and just spend the day hanging with my furbabies and the boyfriend. Let me know in the comments what you plan to do this Halloween! 🙂

I am not only here to wish you guys a happy Halloween, but also to do this really fun book tag! I seen this tag over on Josie’s blog over at Josie’s Book Corner and it looked like so much fun and decided that I had to do it too! For this tag you pick five books and for every two questions you use one of the books.

My Five Books:

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I wanted to mix it up and chose different kinds of books and books that I really enjoyed this year.
This will be the order that I use them in. It’s totally random.

Shadow and Bone by Leigh Bardugo 
Everything, Everything by Nicola Yoon
Broken Hearts, Fences, and Other Things to Mend by Katie Finn
Red Queen by Victoria Aveyard
Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone by J.K. Rowling.

1. Open book 1 to a random page. Look at the first word on the page. If it’s less than 5 letters, you will go to college. If it’s more than 5 letters, you won’t go to college. – Shadow and Bone.

+ I randomly flipped to page 257 and the first word is “woods“. I guess I am going back to college!

2. Open book 1 to a random page. The first name you see. Think of that persons job, that will be your job. Note: Is that person stil in school? You will be a teacher. You don’t know that persons job? You will be unemployed. – Shadow and Bone.

+ I randomly flipped to page 121 and the first name I seen was “Genya“. Genya is a tailor that specializes in changing people’s appearances.


3. Open book 2 to a random page. The first name you see will be the person you will marry. Everything, Everything.

+ I randomly flipped to page 117 and the first name I seen was “Olly“. I am totally down to marry Olly. How can you not love Olly? Lots of jealous girls in my future. 😛

4. Open book 2 to a random page. The first name you see will be your best friend. Everything, Everything.

+ I randomly flipped to page 185 and the first name I seen was “Carla“. I love Carla, so having her as a best friend is perfect.


5. Open book 3 to a random page. Look at the second word on the page. Count how many letters that word has, remove 2 letters. That’s how many children you will have. – Broken Hearts.

+ I randomly flipped to page 133 and the second word on the page is “the“, so with taking away two letters I will only be having one child. I’m not a fan of kids (lol sorry), so if I had to have any then one is enough for me.

6. How many children did you have? Open book 3 as many times to see who your children will be. If you have no children, open the book once. The first name you will see, will be something of your choice. A couple of examples: neighbor, father in law etc. – Broken Hearts.

+ I randomly flipped to page 181 and the first name is “Sophie“. Sophie is a pretty cool character in this book, so definitely not a disappointment.


7. Book 4: Where does this book take place? This will be the place you will live. – Red Queen.

+ This book takes place in the Kingdom of Norta. It has lots of forests, so that’s always cool.

8. Open book 4 to a random place, the first name you see, does this person have a car, bike etc.? That will be your transportation in live. Note: teleporting, broom etc. is allowed. If your character had no means of transportation that you know of, you will be using public transportation. – Red Queen.

+ I randomly flipped to page 171 and the first name I seen is “Lucas“. He was a guard, but as for mode of transportation, I can’t really remember if he had any. Looks like public transportation for me, sigh.


9. Does this book 5 have any animals in it? Pick your favorite animal, that will be your pet. No animals in the book? You will have no pet. – Harry Potter.

+ Awwww, Hedwig! I will gladly take Hedwig as my pet. 😀

10. Open book 5 to a random page. The first name you see will be your enemy. – Harry Potter.

+ I randomly flipped to page 237 and the first name I seen was “Ron“. That’s really sad that Ron will be my enemy, I actually really like him!

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A Little Summary:

I will be heading back to college and working part-time as a tailor changing the appearances of people who are not happy with the way that they look or just need a new look. I will be married to Olly and always hanging out with my bestie Carla. Good thing she’s older, because she’ll be able to help me with Sophie! We’ll live in Norta, but because it’s full of forests, the transportation will be a little bit hard to come by. Hedwig can send and deliver our mail if we need anything though as we constantly have to watch our back for Ron Weasley, that crazy redhead. 😛

This tag really reminded me of that game “M.A.S.H.” that I used to play in elementary/middle school with my childhood friends. That’s always fun! I am going to tag every single one of you, because this tag is so much fun and I want to see everyone’s bookish future! ❤

I am off to go get something to eat and wait for the boyfriend to get home. We have to go to the grocery store and grab something for dinner tonight. I have a fun little idea in my head that I seen on Pinterest, so we’re going to attempt to make that happen!

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He’ll have a new face later today! Have a great day!

ashleyhalloween

Tag||Autumn Book.

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Hi! 🙂

I was tagged three times by three awesome blogger friends to do the Autumn Book Tag! I love Autumn even if we don’t get to enjoy all of the Autumn changes here in Florida.

Thank you so much for tagging me:
Deanna @ A Novel Glimpse
Calliope @ Calliope The Book Goddess
Giselle @ Hardwork Boulevard

What is your favorite thing about Autumn?
+ We don’t have a normal Autumn in Florida as far as weather goes, but I love when all the cute Fall decorations come out and seeing pumpkins and an excuse to eat pumpkin food. lol. I got these amazing pumpkin cheesecake cookies the other day. Tomorrow I am going to a pumpkin patch and Fall harvest festival with my cousin and I’m excited!

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What book reminds you of your school days?
+ Honestly, I really have no idea. I don’t remember too much reading going on in my childhood. I wasn’t a big fan of reading when I was a kid. I do remember in one of my classes that our teach used to read to us a chapter a week from Sideways Stories from Wayside School and Wayside School is Falling Down.

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What book cover reminds you of Autumn?
+ Ahhh, totally drawing a blank with this one. I guess I’ll go with The Wrong Side of Right, because the colors kind of make me think Autumn. I haven’t read this book, but I have been really wanting to!

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What is your favorite horror or Halloween story?
+ I’m gonna go with my favorite book and say Psycho by Robert Bloch. I love that book so much and it’s definitely a classic horror read. I watched half of the movie last year, but I plan to rewatch it again this year, so I can finish it. I’m sure it’ll become one of my favorite movies as well.

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What is your favorite horror or Halloween film?
+ The Grudge was a really good horror movie and always scared me and gave me nightmares, haha. It was really good though and it’s been so long since I’ve seen it.

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What Fall book release are you most looking forward to?
+ Carry On by Rainbowl Rowell. It was just released and I can’t wait to read it! I’ll possibly be reading it in November.

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What Autumn movie release are you most anticipating?
+ Of course I’ll have to go with Mockingjay Part Two. I am so stoked to see the final movie and to see how it all plays out. I’ll probably marathon the movies before going to see the last one in theaters.

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What are three books you plan to read this Autumn?
+ Vengeance Road, Carry On, and The Rest of Us Just Live Here. I am most excited about reading these, so hopefully I get to them this Autumn.

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I had a lot of fun with this tag, so I tag everyone to do it! Link me to your posts, so I can check out your answers if you choose to do it! 🙂 Sorry there isn’t a Friday Finds post this week. I actually didn’t really add books to my TBR this week. I’m still in this reading slump and books have been kind of the last thing on my mind, sigh. I’m still kind of in this little rut with things going on in my life, but hopefully everything will work out soon. I hope you guys have an awesome day! Bye! ❤

ashleyhalloween

Award||Book Fangirling.

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THE RULES:

  • Create a post to accept your award.
  • Add the blog award button into your post and put it on the side of your blog as a widget. Visit fangirling for the award button.
  • Answer the questions I have below.
  • Nominate between 5-10 book bloggers who you think also deserve this award.
  • Come up with your own 5 questions for your nominees.

Hey!

I was nominated by Giselle @ Hardwork Boulevard for the Book Fangirling Blog Award! Thank you, Giselle! Everyone go check out her blog! She’s awesome and I love her posts and reviews so much!

Below are the five questions that Giselle asked me:

1. What book did everyone like and you hated?

I am going to go with We Were Liars on this one. So many people loved it so much, but I just did not like it at all. It was too boring, too much of nothing going on, and the big reveal of what happened was not worth everything else in the book.

161433472. Book/s that put you in a ridiculous reading slump.

So I am currently in a reading slump and I am not happy about it! I was so excited for my Halloween TBR and now that I am in this reading slump, I am barely getting any reading done. The book that has done this to me is The Dead House. That book was just not good and was way too boring. It’s also a book that everyone seems to love, but I just did not like it. Now I’m in this reading slump and have no desire to really sit down and get into a book. Sigh. I am hoping I can at least try to get a few more books in my Halloween TBR read though. You can check out my review over here.

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3. Name a book you wish more people knew about.

I really wish more people were talking and reading the Razorland series. I loved that series so much, but I don’t think many people have read it or are really talking about it. At least not from what I see myself. It was such a great series.

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4. Name a book/s you wish they’d turn into a movie.

I would love to see the Jasper Dent series turned into movies. It was such an amazing series; as I’m sure you guys have seen me write about a million times. I would love to see how it plays out on a movie screen.

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5. Favorite booktuber/s?

Some of the booktubers that I watch are Ben from Benjaminoftomes, Sasha from abookutopia, Caz from Little Book Owl, and Regan from PeruseProject.


I really loved Giselle’s questions, so I’m going to “steal” them and have you answer those as well!
1. What book did everyone like and you hated?
2. Book/s that put you in a ridiculous reading slump.
3. Name a book you wish more people knew about
4. Name a book/s you wish they’d turn into a movie.
5. Favorite booktuber/s?

Nominations:

Maren @ The Worn Bookmark
Marie @ Drizzle and Hurricane Books
Anette @ Anette Reads
Shelbie @ Lu-Lu’s Rants & Reads
Alina @ Radiant Reads
Josie @ Josie’s Book Corner
Amy @ Book Enthral
Jenna @ Reading with Jenna
Emily @ The Diary of a Bibliophile
Yvo @ It’s All About Books

And of course everyone else as well! You all deserve this award! 🙂 Feel free to ignore if you have already done it or it’s not your thing; and link me to your posts if you do it! I want to see all your answers! I hope you are having an awesome Monday! 🙂

ashley2

Tag||Bath & Body Works (Books).

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Hey! 🙂

I skipped my usual Friday Finds post yesterday, because I didn’t really find any books to add to my TBR this week. I’ve seen this tag floating around a lot and decided to finally do it. I love Bath & Body Works so much as some of you might already know. My obsession (yes, it really is an obsession) has been non-existent for the last seven months though! I haven’t gone since March, which is strange for me because I was going at least once a week! Crazy, right? I actually truly fear that if I walk into B&BW again that my addiction will start all over again. It’s actually kind of killing me that I can’t pick up the Halloween and Fall stuff right now! BUT ANYWAY…the tag!

PURE PARADISE: A BOOK THAT WAS PURE PERFECTION

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+ Everything, Everything by Nicola Yoon

I loved every single thing about this book and I always recommend it to everyone now! I plan to do a reread of it now that I have the final copy.

SWEET PEA: A ROMANCE / CONTEMPORARY YOU REALLY ENJOYED

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Eleanor & Park by Rainbow Rowell

I wasn’t sure if I was going to like this book and I had never read a book by Rainbow Rowell before, so I had no idea what to expect. I really enjoyed it so much!

FRESH STRAWBERRIES: A BOOK YOU REALLY ENJOYED THAT CAME OUT THIS YEAR

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Dumplin’ by July Murphy

Willowdean! I love this book and I love her! It recently came out in September and I read it right away! I flew through it pretty quickly as well.

WARM VANILLA SUGAR: A CHARACTER AND/OR BOOK THAT MADE YOU FEEL ALL WARM AND SMILEY

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Simon vs. the Homo Sapiens Agenda by Becky Albertalli

I always choose Simon vs. for questions like this in tags, but honestly, I really can’t help it! This book will have you smiling throughout the entire thing. It’s so cute and I love it so much!

PARIS AMOUR: A COUPLE YOU MAJORLY SHIP TOGETHER

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 A Court of Thorns and Roses by Sarah J. Maas

I majorly ship Feyre and Tamlin! I love them together and I loved this book so much! I am excited to see what happens next and what happens with my ship!

DANCING WATERS: A BOOK THAT TAKES PLACE ON A BEACH/PERFECT BEACH READ

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Broken Hearts, Fences, and Other Things to Mend by Katie Finn

Hands down a great beach read and it takes place on a beach as well. This is one of my favorite reads this year and the sequel is just as amazing! So many shockers in this book and it’s so hard to put down!

I ❤ CAKE: FAVORITE BOOK

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Psycho by Robert Bloch

Psycho will always be my favorite book. I love this book so much and I flew through it in a day! It’s such a creepy and awesome book. I still haven’t finished the entire movie all the way through, but I may watch it this month since it’s October. Scaryyyyyyyy!

WINTER CANDY APPLE: A BOOK SET AROUND CHRISTMAS OR DURING WINTER

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Dash & Lily’s Book of Dares by Rachel Cohn & David Levithan

I really enjoyed this book so much and it is set around Christmas time! It was a pretty cute book. I read it back in March, but I think I should saved it for December. I still love this book though!

BEAUTIFUL DAY: A BOOK WITH AN UNUSUAL/INTERESTING/APPEALING SETTING

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The Knife of Never Letting Go by Patrick Ness

I had to include The Knife somewhere in this tag! It’s definitely an unusual book and some pretty interesting things happen in it. The setting is a little strange too. It’s such an amazing book, but warning, it will rip your heart apart a million times over again.

DAZZLING DIAMONDS: GORGEOUS COVER

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Vengeance Road by Erin Bowman

The cover speaks for itself! It’s so amazing and one of my favorite books covers ever! I haven’t had the chance to read it yet, but I think I may in November. I’M STOKED!

These are all mine and these aren’t all of them; only part of the shelves. I also still have tons more that I never put on the shelves and currently in a bag. I think I have about 500 (I haven’t counted again, so could be more). Plus, I have a ridiculous about of body wash and body spray, but not like these. I told you I was obsessed and addicted! I also seen around that they repackaged these, so these are the old packaging and further proof that I’ve controlled my addiction and haven’t gone in so long, haha! 😛

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I’m not going to tag anyone, because I seen this floating around a lot and I’m sure you probably already have done it if you were interested in it. If you haven’t and you want to do it, then go for it and link me to your posts! I hope you have an awesome weekend and I am off to finish Siege and Storm (a little over 50 pages left) and then start on my first book of my Halloweenie TBR. I’m not sure what the first book will be yet, but I’m going to go attempt to decide! BYE! ❤

ashley2

Tag||My Life in Books.


Hi 🙂

It’s been one crazy week, but it ended on a happy note. Thanks for your comments on my last post about my dog Dax. The X-Ray showed that it wasn’t something really serious and he should be getting better and be back to his normal cute self! So thankful for that, because I don’t know what I would do without my pup.

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Anyway! Tag time! I was tagged by the awesome Analee from Book Snacks to do the “my life in books” tag. It looks like a lot of fun, so here we go!

1: Find a book for each of your initials.
+ My initials are A-N-D and here are the books that I found on my bookshelf with those initials!

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Alice in Zombieland by Gena Showalter
None of the Above by I.W. Gregorio
Denton Little’s Death Date by Lance Rubin

I still haven’t had the chance to read Alice in Zombieland or Denton Little’s Death Date, but I really want to. I have copies of them, so that is definitely a possibility soon! I read None of the Above and loved it.

2: Count your age along your bookshelf- which book is it?
+ I chose to go with my hardcover bookshelf and the 27th book (geez, I’m old!) is A Darker Shade of Magic by V.E. Schwab. I really need to read it!

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3: Pick a book set in your city/state/country.
+ The Unbecoming of Mara Dyer by Michelle Hodkin. I live in Florida and I believe that this book takes place in Florida. I haven’t had the chance to read it yet, but I have been really wanting to!

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4: Pick a book that represents a destination you would love to travel to.
+ Virals by Kathy Reichs. I’ve always wanted to go to South Carolina and this book takes place there. I also really enjoyed this book and I may start book two audiobook in October! 🙂

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5: Pick a book that’s your favorite color.
+ My favorite color is pink, so I am going with Anna and the French Kiss by Stephanie Perkins. I recently got the e-book, because it was on sale. I haven’t read it yet, but I may give it a chance sometime.

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6: Which book do you have the fondest memories of?
+ Alice in Wonderland by Lewis Carroll. I love this book so much and it always makes me happy; it’s such a great fun book.

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7: Which book did you have the most difficulty reading?
+ Endgame: The Calling by James Frey. I didn’t even finish it. I think I mentioned this a couple times, but it was just so hard to get into and you have to remember SO many things. It’s told in multiple points of view. At one point I had to make a note in my phone (I still have it in my phone) of all the character’s names, family name, and their age; some also had some crazy names! It was quite confusing and annoying trying to remember who is who, because sometimes they would talk about other characters in the book by the family name they came from and not always their own name! See below my list:

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8: Which book in your TBR pile will you give the biggest sense of accomplishment when you finish it?
+ I am definitely going to go with Outlander by Diana Gabaldon on this one. I have it on my TBR and my bookshelf. I really want to read it, but the amount of pages is kind of terrifying, haha. I have it in e-book form too, so maybe reading an e-book version will make it not as intimidating since I won’t be seeing the physical pages? lol 😛

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This was a fun tag! 😀 I am going to tag:

Josie @ Josie’s Book Corner
Emily @ The Diary of a Bibliophile
Anette @ Anette Reads
Maren @ The Worn Bookmark
Alina @ Radiant Reads
Shelbie @ Lu-Lu’s Rants & Reads
Giselle @ Hardwork Boulevard
Cristina @ My Tiny Obsessions
Aimal @ Bookshelves & Paperbacks
Kayla @ Bookedsolid1989

And anyone else that wants to do it, please do! I’d love to see your answers! 🙂 Feel free to ignore if you have already done this tag or not interested in doing it. I think I’ll go read some in my current read (The Water Travelers). I’m almost halfway through it and really enjoy it. I am hoping to finish it this weekend, so Shelbie and I can read Siege and Storm together! I hope you have a great weekend! Bye! ❤

Tag||How I Read.

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Hi! 🙂

I hope you are having an awesome weekend! I was tagged by Joey from Thoughts and Afterthoughts to do the How I Read tag!  I’m glad he tagged me, because it saves me from not having a post for the weekend! I’ve been slacking on the blogging this month with not reading much. Onto the questions and answers!

How did you find out about new books to read?

+ I use Goodreads and fellow bloggers to find out about new books. When I wasn’t on or using either of these, I was just trusting Amazon to find me books that I would like based on what I’ve already read and purchased and Amazon never failed me!

How did you get into reading?

+ I used to have a love/hate for reading, to be honest. When I read the Hunger Games series a few years ago though, it really got me into loving reading so much more. I haven’t looked back since, even though this book reading journey has broken my heart over and over again 3849738472 times!

How has your taste in books changed as you got older?

+ I used to only read non-fiction books or fiction based on real things. I never really into fairy-tales, make believe, or things that couldn’t possibly happen. Reading the Hunger Games changed that for me though and I started to read all kinds of books. Right now I am mostly reading just YA stuff. So I guess as I got older, I’ve allowed myself to read other types of genres and I am all about that magic and make believe now.

How often do you buy books?

+ The real questions is how often do I NOT buy books, hah. I buy books a lot, probably way too much. Last month I acquired about 70 books! Also, Joey got me into checking Book Outlet every single day when I wake up, lol. THANK YOU, JOEY…it wasn’t like my debit card hated me enough already. 😛

How did you get into book reviewing?

+ I tried to talk about books to the boyfriend, but he’s not really into reading and he would just be like “oh, cool, okay” and I’m like “TALK TO ME ABOUT BOOKS” and he just never understood what I was talking about. So I decided to look around WordPress for other book bloggers and when I found that it was actually a pretty big community, I decided to turn my old blog of nothingness into a book blog and here I am today.

How did you react when you don’t like the end of a book?

+ I get really disappointed and yell “WHHHHHYYYYYYYYY” and then when my cat and dog don’t answer me, I just write a review about it and how much I didn’t like it.

How often do you take a sneak peek at the ending to see if there is a happy ending?

+ PEOPLE DO THAT?! I never do that. I may want to throughout the book, but I hold myself back and never look. If things start looking bad, I usually put the book down…breathe…and then pick it back up. I like to prepare myself for the worst, so if that happy ending isn’t there…it might hurt a little less. FYI: it never hurts any less.

I am going to break the rules and tag everyone, because I want to see all of your answers to these questions! So I tag YOU, and YOU, and YOU! FYI: the “YOU” is your name, so do the tag. 😛

Share your links with me if you choose to do it, so I can check them out!

I hope you have a great Sunday! I plan to finish Dumplin’ today and post a review tomorrow; I am flying through this book. Then I really need to get back to this eARC I started. I may just finish the Half-Blood Prince audiobook though, because I am really enjoying it and I only have four hours left of it. The Prisoner of Azkaban is still my favorite though! OH, I watched the second HP movie on Friday. Okay, that’s all! BYE! ❤

Tag||Pastry Book Tag.

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Hi 🙂

I was tagged by Nicole from Sorry, I’m Booked to do the Pastry Book Tag! Go check out her blog! This tag looks like fun, so here we go!

Croissant: Name a popular book or series that everyone (including you) loves.

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The Hunger Games by Suzanne Collins

The Hunger Games series got me back into reading and I know that so many people really love the series. It’s pretty popular as well, of course.

Macaron: Name a book that was hard to get through but worth it at the end.

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Throne of Glass by Sarah J. Maas

I have to go with Throne of Glass, because it was so hard for me to read and get into this book. It took me a very long time and I dreaded reading it the majority of the time. I started to really enjoy it in the last 150 pages and made me look forward to continuing the series. I’m glad I didn’t give up on it. I am hoping the next book is so much better though.

Vol-au-vent: Name a book that you thought would be amazing but fell flat.

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The Wrath and the Dawn by Renee Ahdieh

I tried so hard to love The Wrath and the Dawn, but it was just not for me. I was bored a lot of the time and I felt like nothing was really going on until the very end of the book. It was confusing with all the characters since there were so many and all being thrown at you at once. The names and titles were confusing as well. I was disappointed, because I really thought it would be an amazing read.

Pain au chocolat: Name a book that you thought would be one thing but turned out to be something else.

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We Were Liars by E. Lockhart

I thought this book was going to be really awesome, but it really was not awesome at all. The entire book was just bleh. Nothing really happened and the characters weren’t great. I say this a lot, but the food was on point though. Honestly, it turned out to be a huge food craving for me than anything. LOL. It’s like they had a Thanksgiving feast 3 times a day every day.

Profiterole: Name a book or series that doesn’t get enough attention.

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Razorland triology by Ann Aguirre

I loved the Razorland series so much and I wish that more people would read it! It’s definitely one of my favorites and it is an interesting series. I don’t really see anything about it anywhere, which is so sad!

Croquembouche: Name a book or series that’s extremely complex.

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Endgame: The Calling by James Frey

The Calling was the most confusing book I ever tried to read and there was just so much going on and not the good kind. It was told in multiple (LOTS) of different points of views and it was hard to keep up with everything and everyone. I got a little over halfway done with it and just stopped reading. I don’t know if I will ever pick it up again or not. It sounded promising, but it’s just way too confusing and too many things to try to remember that it took away from the story for me.

Napoleon: Name a movie or TV show based off a book that you liked better than the book itself.

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Mary Poppins by P.L. Travers

I honestly have no clue what to put down for this one. I guess I will go with Mary Poppins. I love the movie so much and I wasn’t a fan of the first Mary Poppins book. I think it’s because I was so used to the movie and loving the movie so much that it wasn’t as enjoyable for me.

Empanada: Name a book that was bittersweet.

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Blood of My Blood by Barry Lyga

It was bittersweet, because I didn’t want the series to end. It was an amazing book and an amazing series. I was happy to see how it all ended, but I didn’t want it to ever end.

Kolompeh: Name a book or series that takes place somewhere other than your home country.

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My Sister Lives on the Mantelpiece by Annabel Pitcher

My Sister Lives on the Mantelpiece takes place in London and I live in the United States. I’ve always wanted to go to London.

Pate a Choux: Name one food from a book or series that you would like to try.

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Harry Potter series by J.K. Rowling

Chocolate frogs, PLEASE! They just sound so delicious and I love chocolate and frogs are kind of cute. 😛

Thanks again for tagging me, Nicole! It was a really fun tag to do. I’m going to tag:

Shelbie @ Lu-Lu’s Rants & Reads
Emily @ The Diary of a Bibliophile
Claire @ Art and Soul
Erika @ Erika in Bookventureland
Josie @ Josie’s Book Corner
Jesse @ Books at Dawn
Marie @ Drizzle and Hurricane Books

I also tag anyone else that wants to do this tag! Feel free to ignore if you’ve already done it or if you’re not interested in doing it. I hope you have a great day! Bye! ❤

Tag||Summer Reader.

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Hey! 🙂

I was tagged by Giselle @ Hardwork Boulevard for the Summer Reader Book tag! This looks like a really fun tag, so thank you Giselle for tagging me! It’s sad to see that Summer is almost over, but I am excited for the weather to get cooler! I mean, it’s never really cold here in Florida, but it’s nice when it’s not 90-100 degrees every day! 😛

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LEMONADE: pick a book that started off bitter, but got better.

+ Throne of Glass by Sarah J. Maas.

GOLDEN SUN: pick a book that made you smile beyond compare.

+ I know I always choose this book for these type of questions, but it’s hard not to. Simon vs. the Homo Sapiens Agenda by Becky Albertalli.

TROPICAL FLOWERS: pick a book set in a foreign country.

+ The Book Thief by Markus Zusak.

TREE SHADE: pick a book in which a mysterious or shady character was first introduced.

+ Digby from Trouble Is a Friend of Mine by Stephanie Tromly.

BEACH SAND: pick a book that was grainy, and the plot barely developed.

+ Hush Hush by Becca Fitzpatrick.

GREEN GRASS: pick a character(s) that were full of life, making you smile.

+ Dante from Aristotle and Dante Discover the Secrets of the Universe by Benjamin Alire Saenz.

WATERMELON: pick a book that had some juicy secrets.

+ Broken Hearts, Fences, and Other Things to Mend by Katie Finn.

SUN HAT: pick a book that had a vast, big universe/setting.

+ Shadow and Bone by Leigh Bardugo.

BBQ: pick a book in which a character was portrayed as a hunk.

+ Raffe from Angelfall by Susan Ee.

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I am going to tag:

Amy @ Book Enthral
Anette @ Anette Reads
Josie @ Josie’s Book Corner
Emily @ The Diary of a Bibliophile
Shelbie @ Lu-Lu’s Rants & Reads
Maren @ The Worn Bookmark
Joey @ Thoughts and Afterthoughts
And anyone else that wants to do this tag! Feel free to ignore if you’ve already done it or don’t want to do it.

A sign that summer is almost over, but one of the best part of the coming months!
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That’s all for this post! I’ll probably be back Friday with a new post of all the books I added to my TBR this week. Bye! ❤

Tag||Mid-Year Book Freak Out.

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Hi! 🙂

I’ve been seeing this tag floating around lately, so I decided to do it too! I recently seen it over on Cristina’s (My Tiny Obessions) blog.

1: Best book you’ve read so far in 2015.

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Made You Up by Francesca Zappia.

This is such a tough question, because I’ve read so many amazing books so far this year! This is definitely in my top though! It was such a great book. GO READ IT NOW!

2: Best sequel you’ve read so far in 2015.

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Game by Barry Lyga.

I have to go with Game. This book was so damn amazing and you will constantly be on the edge of your seat and constantly shocked throughout. So much craziness.

3: New release you haven’t read yet, but want to.

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Emmy & Oliver by Robin Benway.

I am so excited about this book and I’ve been dying to read it. I have a copy of it, but just haven’t gotten to it yet. I plan to get to it really soon!

4: Most anticipated release for the second half of the year.

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Dumplin’ by Julie Murphy.

Of course I have to go with Dumplin’! I swear I am beyond excited about this. I’m sure I have said this a million times! Ahhhh, I really can’t wait. 😀

5: Biggest disappointment.

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We Were Liars by E. Lockhart.

I had such high expectations for this book, but once I read it, it was just so bad for me. I didn’t like it at all. It was such a disappointment for me.

6: Biggest surprise.

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After the End by Amy Plum.

This book didn’t have the greatest rating on Goodreads, but it was such an amazing book. My expectations were very low, but I ended up falling in love with it. Can’t wait to read the sequel.

7: Favorite new author (debut or new to you).

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Nicola Yoon.

I am definitely going to go with Nicola Yoon, because Everything, Everything was such an amazing book! I plan to auto-buy every single book that Nicola writes!

8: Newest Fictional crush.

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Shadow and Bone by Leigh Bardugo.

My newest fictional crush is Mal from Shadow and Bone. I isntantly fell in love with him and I NEED MORE OF HIM! LOVELOVELOVE HIM! ❤ x23479238749!

9: Newest favorite character.

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I Hunt Killers by Barry Lyga.

Hands down, Jasper! He is definitely one of my newest favorite characters. If you read this series, I guarantee you will fall in love with him. I’m so sad the series is over. I need more Jasper in my life. Also, I have to note that Howie is pretty awesome too!

10: Book that made you cry.

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Take Me with You by Catherine Ryan Hyde.

I have to mention this book, because it was such a great book. Five stars from me. I cried throughout the entire book. It was perfect. I really want to reread it.

11: Book that made you happy.

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Simon vs. the Homo Sapiens Agenda by Becky Albertalli.

If Simon vs. did not make you happy, then you are not human! This book was such a great read and whenever I am sad, I think about this book and read through it.

12: Favorite book to film adaptation you saw this year.

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Insurgent by Veronica Roth.
The Scorch Trials by James Dashner.

I believe I only seen Insurgent this year, but I really loved it so much! And The Scorch Trials comes out next month and I am so stoked about it! Counting down the days.

13: Favorite review you’ve written this year.

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Red Queen by Victoria Aveyard.
Check out my review OVER HERE.

I loved this book so much! I also really love my review, because I used gifs of the Tenth Doctor to show my feels throughout this book and they are just SO perfect. Go check it out, you know you want to. 😛 I even linked it above for your convenience.

14: Most beautiful book you’ve bought so far this year (or received).

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Dream a Little Dream by Kerstin Gier.

I have bought a lot of beautiful books this year, but Dream a Little Dream is definitely one of my favorite covers! I really need to read it. I’ve had it since it was released in April, oops!

15: What books do you need to read by the end of the year?

ALL THE BOOKS!? Okay, so this is a tough question. I have so many books that I want to read by the end of the year, haha. I bought SO many books this year so far, OOPS! I’m scared to even count. Here are some of the ones that I really hope to get to. I choose these because some have been on my TBR the longest and I’m missing out!

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Cinder by Marissa Meyer.
The Darkest Minds by Alexandra Bracken.
Shatter Me by Tahereh Mafi.
The Young Elites by Marie Lu.

Amy (Book Enthral) and I decided that when she reads I Hunt Killers, I will read The Darkest Minds. I believe I will be reading Cinder in October with Josie (Josie’s Book Corner). So these two should be exciting! I’ve been wanting to read Shatter Me and The Young Elites for awhile now too!

This was a really fun tag to do and I really hope that everyone will do this tag too! I would love to see your answers, so if you decide to do it then link me to your posts! 🙂 I have a pretty busy weekend with tons of things to do and an entire apartment to clean, sigh. I hope you have a great weekend! ❤

TBR Book Tag.

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Hi 🙂

I was tagged by the totally awesome Joey over at Thoughts and Afterthoughts to do the TBR Book Tag! I’ll just get right into it!

How do you keep track of your TBR pile?
+ Honestly, I don’t really keep track of it too much. I have all my books in a jar and then I have Goodreads. I have the standard “to-read” shelf and then I made another shelf with the books I really want to read for sure. Honestly though, I haven’t been using that shelf too much though lol. I’m always having to go through my books to move them later. I do have an Amazon wishlist created of the books that I really want to buy. That’s basically it though. I don’t really pay too much attention to keeping track other than these things. My TBR is constantly growing, so I don’t think I will ever be able to fully keep track.

Is your TBR mostly print or eBook?
+ Well, I don’t really know how to answer this lol! My TBR is HUGE and I don’t even own half of them! BUT…as far as the books I own that I want to read, it’s almost close to both. I have a little over 200 e-books and maybe a little less than 200 physical books.

How do you determine which book from your TBR to read next?

+ Choosing what to read next is so hard, to be honest! I have a book jar that I randomly choose books to read from sometimes. Or if I’m joining a read-along, book club, or read a book with someone then it’s usually those. I suck at deciding what I want to read next. I just own so many books and it’s so hard to pick, lol.

1123571210576365A book that’s been on your TBR list the longest?
+ MOST OF THEM? 😛 I think I would have to go with Cinder and The Darkest Minds. I’ve had those books on my list for a couple years now, lol. I think I will try to get to them this year though. Haha.

23592235A book you recently added to your TBR?
+ The other day I recently added:
Am I Normal Yet? by Holly Bourne.
It sounds like a really good book, so I am really looking forward to read that one.

17234658A book on your TBR strictly because of its beautiful cover?
+ I usually choose books to even consider adding to my TBR based on the book covers, lol. I am a sucker for a good book cover, so 9 out of 10 times I will read the description if I like the book cover. So sad, I know. I’m probably missing out on some amazing books doing this! A Thousand Pieces of You by Claudia Gray was definitely one of those books that I bought right away, because I love the cover. More proof of that is the fact that I still haven’t read it yet and I’ve had it for awhile now. lol.

14112002A book on your TBR that you never plan on reading.
+ Awww…this is a mean question! A few weeks ago I actually went through my TBR list on Goodreads and deleted about 100 books that I probably will never read. Of course I can’t remember any of those, so let’s go back to Goodreads and look at my list again. I guess I will go with Thrall by Jennifer Quintenz. I’ve had this e-book for a few years and I never read it and I don’t think I will be reading it anytime soon. I mean, it sounds like a good book…but to be honest, I have so many other books I rather read.

23719270An unpublished book on your TBR that you’re excited for?
+ OMG, I have so many. I will go with Vengeance Road by Erin Bowman though. I really can’t wait to get this book! I pre-ordered and can’t wait for my book to come in. I can’t wait to read it and hopefully fall madly in love with it, of course! Also, look how amazing the book cover is. I can’t wait to have this beauty in my possession. Super stoked! GIVE ME!!

936158914061955A book on your TBR that everyone has read but you?
+ It seems like everyone has read The Night Circus by Erin Morgenstern, except for me! I actually own the book too. Sigh. I will definitely be getting to this at some point this year though!

A book on your TBR that you’re dying to read?
+ I am dying to read Siege and Storm by Leigh Bardugo. I need to know what is happening next in the series! Shadow and Bone was so good, so I am excited and dying to read this one!

A book on your TBR that everyone recommends to you?
+ No one has really recommended many books to me. So tell me what book (or books) you think I should be reading! GO GO GO!

How many books are on your Goodreads TBR shelf?
+ With both of my to-read shelves combined over on Goodreads, I have 548 books on my TBR shelves! I also have a ton of books that I haven’t even added to Goodreads though. So maybe close to 600 books total. YIKES! So, has anyone figured out how to stop time yet? 😛

This was a pretty awesome tag and I had fun doing it. I tag…

Maren @ The Worn Bookmark
Shelbie @ Lu-Lu’s Rants & Reads
Josie @ Josie’s Book Corner
Emily @ The Diary of a Bibliophile
Alina @ Radiant Reads
Nicole @ Awayinneverland
Amy @ Book Enthral
Aneta @ Inspire Script
Yvonne @ It’s All About Books

If you weren’t tagged, I still want you to do this tag! It was a lot of fun and I want to see all of your answers! So please feel free to link me to your posts! 🙂 I am off to get some reading done! I hope you all have an awesome rest of the weekend! Bye! ❤

Award||The Sunshine Blogger.

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Hi! 🙂

I was nominated for the Sunshine Blogger Award by the awesome Maren over at The Worn Bookmark. Thank you, Maren! You guys need to go check out her blog, because she always has the best posts and she’s totally the coolest!

I’ll be answering 11 questions that Maren asked me and then nominating some of you and asking 11 questions of my own!

The Questions:

1. Do you have a specific way you arrange your bookshelves?

+ Yes and no, lol. I have two bookcases right now, so one bookcase has the books that I really want to read and the other has books that I may one day read. Although, my favorite shelf is pretty much filled up, so I starting to migrate them over to the other. I usually do it hardcover and then paperbacks and then size. I think once I get my new bookcase, I will be arranging everything different though.

101941572. If you were trapped on a desert island with a book character, who would you choose and why?

+ I choose Mal from Shadow and Bone. He’s my new book crush and I need more time with him. He’s also the best tracker in the world, so I’m pretty sure we would survive being trapped on a desert island.

237346283. What is your most anticipated book release this coming fall?

+ I would probably have to go with Carry On by Rainbow Rowell. I am so stoked for this Simon and Baz story. There are so many other book releases coming this fall though, so I am excited!

4. What is your preferred book format?

+ Ahhh, this is kind of a tough question, because I love them all for all different types of reasons. I really like hardcovers though and I wish they weren’t so much more expensive than paperbacks!

5. If you could meet any living author, who would it be?

+ I would love to meet Barry Lyga. I’m sure you all know why and if you don’t, I guess it wouldn’t hurt to say it for the 28957475 time ( 😛 ) – I am obsessed with the I Hunt Killers (Jasper Dent) series and Barry Lyga is definitely now one of my favorite authors.

1564276. What is your favorite book of all time?

+ Hands down my favorite book of all time would be Psycho by Robert Bloch. The book is so freaking good and I read it in a day! Ahhh…I love it so much.

7. If you could live anywhere in the world, where would you choose?

+ I would love to live in Washington DC. I’ve also always wanted to visit there, so the boyfriend and I are thinking about getting our tickets soonish for January. I was hoping for springtime, but I am down anytime.

8. Where is your favorite place to read?

+ I mostly read in bed, so I guess that would be my favorite place. I like it, because I am constantly moving to different positions while reading when I get uncomfortable, so being in bed it awesome because it’s so big and there’s so much space lol.

9. What is your favorite TV show?

+ Doctor Who, of course! And I could never leave out my boys, so Supernatural is my favorite too. I tell the boyfriend at least a few times a day how much I miss Supernatural. He always has to reassure me that they are coming back. 😛

10. Choose one: Vampires or Werewolves

+ I prefer werewolves over vampires. They just seem so much more cooler.

11. What is your favorite genre?

+ I am really into science fiction/dystopian books. I also love a good mystery/thriller book and fantasy. Can I just choose them all?


My questions for you and nominations:

  1. What book would you like to see turned into a movie?
  2. If you were to choose one book boyfriend/girlfriend, who would you choose?
  3. What is your favorite ice cream toppings?
  4. What are you currently reading?
  5. What do you like to do when you’re not reading?
  6. What was the best book that you read so far this year?
  7. I am always looking for a new TV show to watch, so what is a favorite of yours?
  8. Also, what is your favorite movie?
  9. What is a book everyone loves except you?
  10. Dinosaurs or Sharks? This is a super important question.
  11. What makes you the happiest, other than books of course?

Emily @ The Diary of a Bibliophile
Josie @ Josie’s Book Corner
Nicole @ Awayinneverland
Joey @ Thoughts and Afterthoughts
Amy @ Book Enthral
Aneta @ Inspire Script

Also, if anyone else wants to do this tag, then I nominate you! Link me to your posts if you choose to do it! 🙂 You can also check out a couple recent posts I’ve done linked below.

WWW Wednesdays #14. – currently reading, recently finished, reading next.
Top Ten Tuesday. – fairytale retellings I loved and want to read.

Until next time, BYE! ❤

Tag||Reading Habits.

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Hey! 🙂

I was tagged by Maria from Big City Bookworm to do the read habits book tag. Go check out her blog ASAP! 🙂 This looks like a pretty fun tag, so here are my answers!

Do you have a certain place at home for reading?

+ I don’t really have a certain place at home that I read. For the most part, I just usually read in bed.

Bookmark or random piece of paper?

+ Bookmark! I am obsessed with bookmarks like I am books. I have tons. Every new book, I use a different one.

Can you just stop reading or do you have to stop after a chapter/a certain amount of pages?

+ I usually try to stop after each chapter, but sometimes if the chapter is too long and I have to stop, then I’ll stop reading mid-chapter. I at least try to finish the paragraph when I do have to stop mid-chapter.

Do you eat or drink while reading?

+ Sometimes I’ll eat if I’m reading, but usually if I’m just snacking on something. I don’t usually though.

Multitasking: Music or TV while reading?

+ If it’s songs that I love it’s hard for me to read and listen to music at the same time, because I’ll want to sing the songs instead LOL. TV while reading is really distracting, but sometimes I do it if the boyfriend is watching TV and we’re in bed.

One book at a time or several at once?

+ I’m usually a one book at a time person, but over the last few months I’ve started to read several at once. It’s kind of difficult, so I try not to.

Reading at home or everywhere?

+ I can pretty much read anywhere and everywhere and I usually do. 😛

Reading out loud or silently in your head?

+ Silently in my head, for sure. I don’t understand how people can read out loud. It feels so strange to me.

Do you read ahead or even skip pages?

+ For the most part, no. I have occasionally skipped ahead to check on a character if I got too nervous about something happening to them, LOL! Usually I don’t though. I like to be surprised.

Breaking the spine or keeping it like new?

+ Like new, for sure! I like all my books to look new and I freak out if I accidentally bed a page. I also fear letting people borrow my books for that reason, lol.

Do you write in your books?

+ Never! I like that with Kindle you can highlight, because I refuse to mark in my books! I even get annoyed with myself when my nail polish accidentally leaves a streak across a page!

If you haven’t done this tag yet, then I officially tag you! If you decided to do it, link me to your posts! 🙂 In case you missed them, here are a few other posts I’ve done recently linked below.

Book Haul Three? 😉 – The rest of the books that I bought in July and a few other things.
Sisterhood of the World Bloggers Award – A blogger award that I was nominated for; Q&A type.
Thoughts: ARC: Trouble is a Friend of Mine – My thoughts on the book Trouble is a Friend of Mine by Stephanie Tromly.

I hope you all have an awesome Thursday!

Sisterhood of the World Bloggers Award.

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The rules are:

  • Thank the blogger who nominated you and link to their blog
  • Answer the questions that the blogger who nominated you has provided
  • Nominate 10 other bloggers!
  • Create ten questions for your nominees and notify them of their nomination

Hi 🙂

I was nominated by Cintia @ Reflection of the Lights for the Sisterhood of the World Bloggers Award! I’ve already been nominated before, but I am always down to do it again! Thank you for nominating me Cintia! I love her blog, so you should totally go check it out! 🙂

The Questions:

1: What’s a popular book/series that you’re just not into?

16143347+ We Were Liars by E. Lockhart. I know that SO many people loved this book so much, but I just did not like it at all. You can check out my review on this book over here.

2: How many books do you aim to read every month?
+ I don’t really have a set goal that I aim to read each month. Maybe 3-4 and that’s just books that I physically read. I listen to a lot of audiobooks throughout the month.

3: What’s the last book that you fell in love with? Do you remember the first?

157908332767052+ The last book that I absolutely fell in love with was Game by Barry Lyga. It’s the sequel to I Hunt Killers. I’m not sure the exact first book, but the book that jumped started my love for reading again was The Hunger Games.

4: I like to read because…
+ It’s the perfect escape from the real world. I love being able to take myself away for a little while and live in another world. It’s nice to forget life for awhile and jump into someone else’s.

5: A place you would like to visit.
+ Non-bookish place, I would love to visit Washington DC. I am actually hoping to make this happen sometime next year! It’s definitely been one of the top places I want to visit.

6: Paperback vs hardback vs ebook. Why?
+ I love them all! I have different reasons why I like them all though. I prefer hardcovers, because I think they are prettier (lol) and you don’t risk bending the cover. Paperbacks I like because they are cheaper and if I know that I want to own a physical copy, but I don’t have the money for a hardcover, I will get a paperback. E-books I like because it’s convenient and cheap. I also prefer to buy e-books of books that I wouldn’t see myself wanting to actually spend the extra money for physical copies (or ugly book covers, but I want to read, I’ll just get e-books lol).

7: What do you like about YA?
+ Something I like about YA is that there are so many different worlds and it’s fun. There’s magic and monsters and for adults, it’s nice to go back to being a kid sometimes. I also feel like YA is more relatable to a lot of people as far as characters go and depending on the YA genre, the issues feel feel.

8: What do you dislike about YA?
+ Something I dislike about YA is that a lot of the books feel the same, just different character names and places. It can get boring reading the same type of story over and over again.

9: Favourite way of acquiring books (used bookstore, online, etc.)
+ ALL OF THE ABOVE?! 😛 I mostly order books on Amazon, because they are so much cheaper. It’s nice checking out used bookstores though and I do try to do that more as well.

10: Song you’re obsessed with right now.
+ I have so many songs that I am currently obsessed with. I’ll link you to a few songs that I love right now – the links will go to YouTube.

In Remission by The Menzingers.
Gold Rush by Knuckle Puck.
Evergreen by Knuckle Puck.
So stoked about the new Knuckle Puck album!

I’ve already done this tag a couple times in the past, so if you haven’t been nominated for this, then I NOMINATE YOU! You can answer these same questions, because they were really good questions! Link me to your posts if you choose to do it! 🙂

If you want to check out some recent posts I’ve done, check the links below!

Thoughts: ARC: Trouble is a Friend of Mine.
Random Update.

 I hope you’re all having an awesome day! Bye! ❤

3 Days, 3 Quotes Challenge: Day 3.

Hey! I was tagged to do the 3 Days, 3 Quotes challenge by Giselle at Hardworkboulevard, Alina at Radiant Reads, and Analee at Book Snacks! Thank you so much for tagging me! You all should go check out their blogs ASAP! 🙂

THE THREE RULES:

  1. Thank the person who nominated you.
  2. Post a quote for 3 consecutive days (1 quote for each day).
  3. Nominate three new bloggers each day.

My internet hasn’t been working all weekend, so I haven’t been able to really do much as far as blog posting and stuff. It’s still not working (I really hate Comcast) and I’m attempting this post from my phone. I saved a draft for it on Friday with the rules and stuff, so I just need to plug in everything else! Anyway though…

I am back for day three of the 3 Days, 3 Quotes Challenge. You can check out day one over here and my day two over here. Once again, since I was tagged three times, I will be posting three different quotes!

Quote 1: Late Nights In My Car by Real Friends (song lyrics):

“If you never break, you’ll never know how to put yourself back together.”

Quote 2:  From the book I Hunt Killers by Barry Lyga – which I am obsessed with this book series right now.

“This is why I forgive, but I don’t forget. When you forget someone, the forgiveness doesn’t mean anything anymore.”

Quote 3:  Tyler Knott Gregson:

“I would rather wear honest tears than the most beautiful and elaborately faked smile.”  

As for tagging, since I am doing this on my phone I tag everyone that sees this post to do it and link me to your posts! I would love to see what some of your favorite quotes are! 🙂

That’s all for now! I wish I could do some other posts, but as I mentioned earlier in the post…my internet is not wanting to cooperate this weekend! 😦 I have a few tag posts to do that I will hopefully get to at some point in this coming week. I am off to go read!

Let me know in the comments what you’re currently reading! 🙂 I hope you all have been having an awesome weekend! Bye! ❤

3 Days, 3 Quotes Challenge: Day 2.

Hey! I was tagged to do the 3 Days, 3 Quotes challenge by Giselle at Hardworkboulevard, Alina at Radiant Reads, and Analee at Book Snacks! Thank you so much for tagging me! You all should go check out their blogs ASAP! 🙂

THE THREE RULES:

  1. Thank the person who nominated you.
  2. Post a quote for 3 consecutive days (1 quote for each day).
  3. Nominate three new bloggers each day.

Hi 🙂

I am back for day two of the 3 Days, 3 Quotes Challenge. You can check out day one over here. Once again, since I was tagged three times, I will be posting three different quotes!

Quote 1 from the book Jasper Jones:

“Life might be easier if you give in a little, but it’s better if you hold onto something so hard you can’t give it up.”

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Quote 2 is one of my favorite song lyrics – Some Days by The Maine:

“Some days, they taste like lemonade. Some days can feel like razor blades. I wish I could float away, some days.”

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Quote 2 from R.M. Drake:

“Your gorgeous chaos was a danger to my beautiful ordinary life, and I knew that. Then suddenly, we became beautifully extraordinary together.”

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The 3 people I am going to nominate are:

Josie @ Josie’s Book Corner.
Marie @ Drizzle and Hurricane Books.
Claire @ Art and Soul
I also want to tag Giselle @ Hardworkboulevard, because she loves quotes and I love seeing them!
If you’ve already been tagged for this, feel free to ignore and link me to your posts!

Here’s a random picture of myself this morning looking SO tired! So glad it’s Friday. I may take a nap later. & my crazy cat ColbyJack. He likes Slurpees. 😛

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Check out some of my recent posts linked below!
Friday Finds #23. – Just posted earlier this morning. The books I added to my TBR this week.
Thoughts: Whistling Past the Graveyard. – What I thought about the book Whistling Past the Graveyard.

I hope you guys are having a good Friday! ❤

3 Days, 3 Quotes Challenge: Day 1.

Hey! I was tagged to do the 3 Days, 3 Quotes challenge by Giselle at Hardworkboulevard, Alina at Radiant Reads, and Analee at Book Snacks! Thank you so much for tagging me! You all should go check out their blogs ASAP! 🙂

THE THREE RULES:

  1. Thank the person who nominated you.
  2. Post a quote for 3 consecutive days (1 quote for each day).
  3. Nominate three new bloggers each day.

This looks like a really fun tag, so I am glad that I was tagged to do it! 🙂 Since I was tagged three times, I will post three different quotes!

Quote 1 from the book After the End:

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“Doubt everything at least once. What you decide to keep, you’ll be able to be confident of. And what you decide to ditch, you will replace with what your instincts tell you is true.” 

Quote 2 from Christopher Poindexter:

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“The thing about chaos, is that while it disturbs us, it too, forces our hearts to roar in a way we secretly find magnificent.”

Quote 3 from Doctor Who:

“You want weapons? We’re in a library! Books! The best weapons in the world! This room’s the greatest arsenal we could have.”

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The 3 people I am going to nominate are:

Emily @ The Diary of a Bibliophile
Maren @ The Worn Bookmark
Shelbie @ Lu-Lu’s Rants & Reads

You can check out my most recent post I did a couple hours ago over here! It’s my thoughts on the book Whistling Past the Graveyard! I need to get to work now! Bye! ❤