Tuesday, May 30, 2017

Top Ten Tuesday: Most Anticipated Books for 2017

hosted by The Broke and the Bookish.

There are a lot of great books coming out in 2017. These are nine of the books that I'm excited to read in the second half of 2017.

1. Our Dark Duet by Victoria Schwab (June 13) - This is the sequel This Savage Song.  I own it, but haven't read it. This duology sounds like a really interesting story!

2. The Unlikelies by Carrie Firestone (June 6) - This one sounds like a fun, lighthearted summer read; perfect for a day at the beach.

3. Lucky in Love by Kasie West (July 25) - I will always pick up a Kasie West novel knowing that it will be a great romantic read. I loved her novel P.S. I Like You and am excited to explore more of her books. This might just be the next one!

4. The Last Magician by Lisa Maxwell (July 18) - This sounds like a great magical adventure and it's set in past and present day New York!

5. Warcross by Marie Lu (September 12) - A female hacker and a game crazy world, I'm ready to read this book!

6. Renegades by Marissa Meyer (November 7) - I don't know much about this book, but if Marissa Meyer wrote it, I will absolutely read it. Superheroes and villians out for revenge, what could possibly go wrong.

7. Eliza and Her Monsters by Francesca Zappia (May 30) - This book just sounds so interesting.

8. Moxie by Jennifer Mathieu (September 17) - I'm all about female empowerment and especially when it's the focus of a novel.  I can't wait to see the friendships build between the characters and the antiquated rules they bust up.

9. Tower of Dawn by Sarah J. Maas (September 7) - This one might seem a little out of place on this list since I've only read Throne of Glass so far in the series. However, I really enjoyed that book and Chaol happens to be one of the stand out characters for me so far. I just hope I can get to through this series by the time this book comes out!

Friday, May 19, 2017

Notable Quotable: S. Jae-Jones (#156)

"Once there was a little girl who played her music for a little boy in the wood. She was small and dark, he was tall and fair, and the two of them made a fancy pair as they danced together, dancing to the music the little girl heard in her head."

Friday, April 14, 2017

Notable Quotable: Fredrik Backman (#155)

"The currency there is imagination; instead of buying something with coins, you buy it with a good story. Libraries aren't know as libraries but as 'banks,' and every fairy tale is worth a fortune."
     --My Grandmother Asked Me to Tell You She's Sorry

Friday, April 7, 2017

Notable Quotable: Felicia Day (#154)

"You made something great. And something new will come around. Or not. Either way, do the work you love. And love yourself. That's all you can do in this world in order to be happy."
     --You're Never Weird on the Internet (almost)

Thursday, April 6, 2017

Harry Potter Moment of the Week #100

hosted by Uncorked Thoughts and Lunar Rainbows Reviews.

Favorite Fred and George Moment

There are so many great moments for the Weasley twins. I especially love how well they treat Harry, just like a brother.

The moment when Harry gives them the winnings for the Triwizard Tournament. The guys are so floored that multiple times they try and give it back and make Harry change his mind. They can't believe that someone would ever do that for them. They were trying to figure out how to open their joke shop and with the winnings they were able to. I love them for being humble enough to take it (after some major convincing) and they did well with it.

I think my absolutely favorite Fred and George moment has to be when the make their grand exit in Order of the Phoenix. They have style, they have class, they have fireworks and floating swamps! When they realize they have nothing left at Hogwarts to keep them there after being banned from quidditch, they take to the sky. It was an epic, hilarious, and beautifully defiant way to leave. It was their big f-you to Umbridge and I love it. I grin ear to ear and laugh every time I read it!

Friday, March 31, 2017

Notable Quotable: Patrick Ness (#153)

"You do not write your life with words...You write it with actions. What you think is not important. It is only important what you do."
     --A Monster Calls

Thursday, March 30, 2017

Harry Potter Moment of the Week #99

hosted by Uncorked Thoughts and Lunar Rainbows Reviews.

Would you have joined Dumbledore's Army? Even with Umbridge breathing down your neck?

Alright, let me lay it out. I hate Umbridge so much, it wouldn't matter at all what she disapproved of or made "illegal". I would have joined Dumbledore's Army because she forbid it. And if I got caught, it would have been a great moment for me to give her the f-you she deserves.

Aside from that, I would absolutely have joined Dumbledore's Army. To be able to practice with friends in an encouraging environment, one that fosters progress and not humiliation is amazing. Just look at how much progress Neville made when he was in the DA. I would have thoroughly enjoyed that as well as the thrill of sneaking around and not getting caught.  That would have been a highlight.