Tuesday, December 27, 2016

Top Ten Tuesday: Book I Read in 2016

hosted by The Broke and the Bookish.

All the Light We Cannot See by Anthony Doerr

Trouble is a Friend of Mine by Stephanie Tromly

Trouble Makes a Comeback by Stephanie Tromly

Big Little Lies by Liane Moriarty

A Study in Charlotte by Brittany Cavallaro

Aristotle and Dante Discover the Secrets to the Universe by Benjamin Alire Saenz

Gotham Academy Vol. 1: Welcome to Gotham Acedemy by Becky Cloonan

Runaways: Pride and Joy by Brian K. Vaughan

Me Before You by Jojo Moyes

Everland by Wendy Spinale

Friday, December 9, 2016

Notable Quotable: E. Lockhart (#142)

"Here is something I love about Gat: he is so enthusiastic, so relentlessly interested in the world, that he has trouble imagining the possibility that other people will be bored by what he's saying. Even when they tell him outright. But also, he doesn't like to let us off easy. He wants to make us think--even when we don't feel like thinking."
     --We Were Liars

Friday, November 11, 2016

Notable Quotable: Sophie Kinsella (#141)

"Most people underestimate eyes. They're infinite. You look someone straight in the eye and your whole soul can be sucked out in a nanosecond. Other people's eyes are limitless and that's what scares me."
     --Finding Audrey

Thursday, November 10, 2016

Harry Potter Moment of the Week #92

hosted by Uncorked Thoughts and Lunar Rainbows Reviews.

Since I missed the last several weeks, so I'm going to answer one of those prompts this week!

Favorite Arthur Weasley moment.

He's such a precious human being, I love the fact that he loves people and is fascinated by muggles and their technology. One of my favorite moments has got to be when he meets Harry and excitedly asks him all sorts of questions.

But also in that scene he is equally impressed and excited that his sons got the flying car to work, even if Molly expects him to chastise them.  

He's such a great father figure for Harry. He takes him in as another one of his children, so warm and welcoming.  There was never a point in which you felt like Mr. Weasley was taking advantage of his youngest son's best friend and Harry's fame. 

I just really like Arthur Weasley!  :)

Tuesday, November 8, 2016

Top Ten Tuesday: Added to My TBR List Lately

hosted by The Broke and the Bookish.

1. The Girl with All the Gifts by M.R. Carey - This book sounds so creepy, but so so good! I want to read it now!

2. Alex, Approximately by Jenn Bennett - It's compaired to You've Got Mail, and I love that movie. I feel like I'm really going to like this book.

3. The Forgotten Garden by Kate Morton - fairy tales, secret gardens, mystery, and lots of memories; this book sounds like something I would very much enjoy.

4. Everything That Makes You by Moriah McStay - This book sounds very interesting. A "what if" scenerio in the form of a book, definitely looks like a good read.

5. The Fill-In Boyfriend by Kasie West - This book sounds like a lot of fun and a lot of trouble, when you ask someone to be your pretend boyfriend something has to go wrong.

6. The Call by Peadar O'Guilin - This book sounds terrifying and I can't wait to read it!

7. As Old as Time by Liz Braswell - A retelling that asks what if Belle's mother cursed the Beast, that sounds like a really cool twist on a tale that I absolutely love.

8. The Diabolic by S.J. Kincaid - This book just sounds so interesting. I don't know exactly what a Diabolic is, but I do know that this one is going to have a crazy time protecting her person.

9. The Light Between Oceans by M.L. Stedman - I saw the trailer for this movie a couple weeks ago, and it really intrigued me, so naturally I want to read this book first!

10. My Lady Jane by Cynthia Hand, Brodi Ashton, and Jodi Meadows - This book looks so good! I've wanted to read it since I went to Europe in August!

Friday, November 4, 2016

Thursday, October 13, 2016

Harry Potter Moment of the Week (#91)

hosted by Uncorked Thoughts and Lunar Rainbows Reviews.

Which books would you recommend Ginny?

Alanna: The First Adventure by Tamora Pierce - This would be a book 11/12-year-old Ginny would devour. There's so much action and female badassary in this series; it's main character is bold and brave and has a lot of nerve, something Ginny could certainly identify with.

Throne of Glass by Sarah J. Maas - Okay, so it might be weird that I'm recommending a book that I haven't read yet, but from what I hear this is exactly what teenage Ginny would have loved to read. A headstrong female lead who does some crazy things. Goodness, I should be recommending this to me. 

Dairy Queen by Catherine Gilbert Murdock - This is a book about a girl who wants to play on her school football team. Naturally, she's a little different from everyone else in her town.  Ginny is no stranger to that, but what I think Ginny would like about this book is the firm confidence the main character displays. 

Young Avengers by Kieron Gillen and Hawkeye by Matt Fraction - I feel like Ginny would be really into graphic novels and superhero comics. I don't know why (I have a feeling there's a bit of self projection going on here.) It's fun to escape the real world into a world where superheroes are a thing. -- though I suspect Harry, Ron, and Hermione would be considers superheroes.

Friday, October 7, 2016

Friday, September 30, 2016

Notable Quotable: Sophie Kinsella (#135)

"I think what I've realized is, life is all about climbing up, slipping down, and picking yourself up again. And it doesn't matter if you slip down. As long as you're kind of heading more or less upwards."
     --Finding Audrey

Thursday, September 29, 2016

Harry Potter Moment of the Week (#90)

hosted by Uncorked Thoughts and Lunar Rainbows Reviews.

If you could change one thing from book four, what would it be?

I would change that dumb fight Harry and Ron have because of Ron's jealousy and general lack of self-esteem. I completely understand why it happened and appreciate what it does for his character development in Goblet of Fire and beyond, but it was also really annoying. While reading it the first time, I remember thinking that Ron was being a complete prat. The fact that he didn't believe Harry didn't put his name in the goblet was so irritating to me. And the portrayal is so much worse in the movie, but we'll get to that another day. In the end, I know it made their friendship stronger, but really let's not with the whiny, self-deprecating fourteen year old drama.

Tuesday, September 27, 2016

Top Ten Tuesday: Fall TBR (2016)

hosted by The Broke and the Bookish.

1. The Beekeeper's Apprentice or On the Segregation of the Queen by Laurie R. King - I've been on a huge Sherlock Holmes kick recently.  This is the first in a series in which, old Sherlock finds a brilliant young woman and decides to make her his apprentice.  I mean really!? This just sounds so freaking good! (Also, it's my book club's pick for October, so...)

2. P.S. I Like You by Kasie West - This came in my Owlcrate in August and I've been eyeing it ever since. I'm looking for some good contemporary books right now and this one sounds like it'll be full of cuteness and miscommunication. I'm looking forward to devouring this shortly. 

3. The Geek's Guide to Unrequited Love Sarvenaz Tash - This book sounds like it's exactly what I'm looking for. ComicCon, cosplay, a guy who's secretly in love with his best friend, oh I cannot wait to read this book!

4. The Unbeatable Squirrel Girl Vol. 1-3 by Ryan North and Erica Henderson - I've recently discovered the existence of Squirrel Girl and now I'm clamoring for the series that's dedicated to her! The first three volumes are out and volume four comes out in December.  The goal is to get these done before that one is released!

5. Trouble Makes a Comeback by Stephanie Tromly - I haven't pre-ordered this yet, but I plan to make it mine very soon. I LOVED Trouble is a Friend of Mine and this sequel is highly anticipated by me. I cannot wait to dive back into the world of Digby and become engrossed by his nonsense!

6. On The Other Side by Carrie Hope Fletcher - I've been watching Carrie on Youtube for many years now, and I love her content. I'm very curious to see if I'll like her writing as well as her videos. Plus, the concept of this book sounds very interesting. 

7. Illuminae by Amie Kaufman and Jay Kristoff - I'm definitely itching to read this book soon.  I've heard so many good things about it and the sequel is coming out soon (or it may already be out. I don't know.) However, I haven't decided if I'm going to listen to it or actually read it because I've been told the audiobook is fantastic.

8. Sway by Kat Spears - I'm really feeling the contemporary genre this fall. I've had my eye on this book for a while now and finally pulled the trigger and bought it. I look forward to reading this Cyrano de Bergerac retelling.

9. Being Sloan Jacobs by Lauren Morrill - The last Morrill book I read, I really enjoyed. It was a nice quick, fun read and I'm hoping this book will be just as good.

10. Billy and Me by Giovanna Fletcher - I got this when I was in London and now it's time to sit down and read this story. I sounds so cute and just the kind of book I love to read.

11. The Rose Society by Marie Lu - I haven't read this sequel yet, and it's kind of surprising seeing as where the Young Elites left us. Now that the third book is out, I'm clamoring to find out what happens to all these characters!

12. Heartless by Marissa Meyer - Marissa Meyer. Queen of Hearts. Alice in Wonderland. I'm don't even need to know any more than that. I'm sold.

13. This Savage Song by Victoria Schwab - I haven't read a Schwab book yet, but I hear they are fantastic. Since I got this one in an Owlcrate box, I figured this would be a good start. Plus, I hear that this YA book does not, I repeat, DOES NOT have any romantic subplots. Hallelujah! It'll be a breathe of fresh air. (Don't get me wrong, I love a good romantic subplot, but there doesn't always have to be one.)