Top Ten Tuesday

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Top Ten Tuesday

So it is Rewind week for Top Ten Tuesday, in which I choose a topic I never got the ability to post on. For this post I have chosen to do “Top Ten Books You Loved But Never Wrote A Review For”. Wow. That is a mouthful. Anyways, let’s get started!

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Waiting on Wednesday

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Waiting on Wednesday

Originally hosted by Breaking the Spine

Hi guys!

Today I am back with another Waiting on Wednesday post, and this one is going to feature around a book that falls right under my “guilty pleasure” category. Can you guess what my guilty pleasure is? I can’t help but wonder if some of you share it!

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Waiting On Wednesday

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Waiting on Wednesday
Originally hosted over at Breaking the Spine

Hi everyone!

So I think I’m going to pick back up on this meme, as I like telling you what I’m looking forward to, and I enjoy hearing your feedback on what books you’re looking at.

So this week on my TBR Most Anticipated list is Strange the Dreamer by one of my all-time favorite authors: Laini Taylor.

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Top Ten Tuesday

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Top Ten Tuesday
The Broke and Bookish

Top Ten Reasons I Love Playlists Aimed at Books

  1.  They always remind you of a certain scene that makes you squeal and make other happy noises
  2. Sometimes the authors (bless these people) make their own playlists for books, which just lets us know what mood they were trying to establish in their stories
  3. Reading while listening to music just makes it almost even more picturesque in a movie sense
  4. Helps block out really annoying people, and if the book wasn’t enough of a warning to others, the headphones really tell everyone that you do NOT want to be bugged
  5. Gives stories a lot more depth. If you can hear how you feel and know the character is feeling the same way, it connects you even more to them
  6. The music makes it a lot more difficult to hear the sound of my sobbing while reading depressing books, which is always a plus
  7. It really widens your musical horizons, and for a music lover like me it’s always enjoyable to find new music!

Those are all the ones I could come up with. Do you guys like making your own playlists for books, or just characters you ship? What are some songs that fit some books perfectly?  Let me know!

Sunday Stumper #55: Literary Orphans

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Sunday Stumper

Our 55th Sunday Stumper revolves around literary protagonists that were orphaned prior to the start of the novel/series.  This appears to be a prevalent and recurring theme in the Young Adult genre, particularly in recent years.  I have a feeling the trend began with the popularity of the Harry Potter series, but then again, it’s just an inkling…

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Sunday Stumper #48: Ancient Classical Authors/Philosophers

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Sunday Stumper

Our 48th Sunday Stumper revolves around authors and philosophers from a variety of ancient civilizations from around the world.  While they may have preached contradictory messages, their works have survived for thousands of years and still remain timeless classics.  So hopefully you can remember back to your high school and college literature classes in order to complete this week’s stumper!

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Waiting on Wednesday: Heartless

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Waiting on Wednesday


18584855Title
: Heartless

Author: Marissa Meyer

Series: No series

Publisher: Feiwel and Friends

Publish Date: November 6, 2016

Genres: Young Adult, Contemporary, Romance, Fairytale Retelling

Long before she was the terror of Wonderland — the infamous Queen of Hearts — she was just a girl who wanted to fall in love.

Catherine may be one of the most desired girls in Wonderland, and a favorite of the yet-unmarried King of Hearts, but her interests lie elsewhere. A talented baker, all she wants is to open a shop with her best friend and supply the Kingdom of Hearts with delectable pastries and confections. But according to her mother, such a goal is unthinkable for the young woman who could be the next Queen.

At a royal ball where Cath is expected to receive the king’s marriage proposal, she meets Jest, the handsome and mysterious court joker. For the first time, she feels the pull of true attraction. At the risk of offending the King and infuriating her parents, she and Jest enter into an intense, secret courtship.

Cath is determined to define her own destiny and fall in love on her terms. But in a land thriving with magic, madness, and monsters, fate has other plans.

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Sunday Stumper #44: Charles Dickens

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Sunday Stumper

Charles Dickens is regarded as one of the most influential and notable novelists of the nineteenth century, and consequently, he was the perfect topic for our 44th Sunday Stumper!  The opening lines of his work, A Tale of Two Cities, feature his most referenced quote:

“It was the best of times, it was the worst of times, it was the age of wisdom, it was the age of foolishness, it was the epoch of belief, it was the epoch of incredulity, it was the season of Light, it was the season of Darkness, it was the spring of hope, it was the winter of despair, we had everything before us, we had nothing before us, we were all going direct to Heaven, we were all going direct the other way – in short, the period was so far like the present period, that some of its noisiest authorities insisted on its being received, for good or for evil, in the superlative degree of comparison only.”

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Rave-Worthy Recommendations (5)

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All of the bookstores near my house have been offering great deals and discounts recently, ranging from buy 3 books get the 4th free to 15% off a single item.  That’s as much of an excuse as I need to stop by for a few books!  If you’re finding yourself in a bit of a post-Christmas lull or are also planning on taking advantage of similar bookstore promotions, hopefully this list can provide you with a few suggestions!

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