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Top Ten Tuesday: Things I’d Have At My Bookish Party

It’s time for Top Ten Tuesday! Thanks Jana from That Artsy Reader Girl for creating this meme.

This Week’s Topic: Things I’d Have At My Bookish Party

  1. Books, Duh

Whether we are discussing a book we all read, exchanging books, or whatever. Books are always a necessity!

2. Butterbeer

For all the HP fans that are going to be there!

3. Chocolate

Gotta keep our sugar up for a fun bookish time!

4. Music

Of course they would all be bookish playlists!

5. Soda

We gotta keep our energy up!

6. Bookmarks

Just in case people want to read during the party!

7. Chips

And dip of course!!!!

8. Tea

Or coffee for those who prefer it over tea!

9. Pizza

Need I say more?

10. Movies

Preferably book to movie adaptations. For research purposes of course!

Hope you enjoyed my list! I’d love to see yours! Please feel free to comment your link here so I can view yours! 🙂

Top Ten Tuesday: Books I Wish I Had Read As A Child

It’s time for Top Ten Tuesday! Thanks Jana from That Artsy Reader Girl for creating this meme.

This Week’s Topic: Book I Wish I Read As A Child

This wasn’t exactly easy, but it wasn’t exactly hard. I grew up with a mother who loves to read. I had great access to books. Most people gifted me books as a child as well. I was that child who always had her reading log filled front and back and with extra pages added. Anybody remember getting free personal pan pizzas for reading a certain amount of books? It was awesome!

I didn’t know this was a thing. I was talking to my fiance about this topic and he brought it up. When I told him I’d never heard of the book, he shut down for a good ten seconds. It made me wish that I had read it. That’s why it’s on the list!

I never really had access to this book. I always wanted to read it. Hearing so many people talk about it just made me want it more! I can’t believe it’s on Kindle Unlimited! I’m checking it out right now.

It just looks like it is such a cute story. I still haven’t read it 😦

I’m still sad that I haven’t read this one yet. I will. I plan to!

I didn’t find out about this until I was adult. But I still wish I read it as a child. Books are different reading as a child. There’s just this magic that you don’t really have as an adult sadly.

Do I need to say more about this one?

I loved this movie as a kid. Wish I knew it was a book series!

This is the same as BFG for me.

So crazy confession with this one. I had this book. I carried it with me everywhere for the longest time. I can’t tell you why I never actually read it. I loved the book itself. Sadly, it got lost. I still want to read it one day.

*High pitch squeaky voice* This was a book??????

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Top Ten Tuesdays: Titles That Would Make Great Band Names

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This week’s topic:

Titles That Would Make Good Band Names

This TTT is actually a collaboration with my fiance. His blog is currently undergoing some changes or I’d link his blog here. Once he has finalized a blog to his liking, I’ll put it in the link and announce it as well!

I thought this one would be a bit challenging. I wasn’t expecting why it was challenging. It was challenging because there were SO MANY good choices! It was insane!

  1. Orphan X by Gregg Hurwitz

2. Insomnia by Stephen King

3. Lost In Wonderland by Nicky Peacock

4. Alien Phalanx by Scott Sigler

5. Fitfth Soul by Laura Greenwood

6. Hell’s Calling by Bea Paige

7. Andromeda Strain by Michael Crichton

8. Deadlocked by Charlaine Harris

9. Junkyard Cats by Faith Hunter

10. Phoenix by Jessica Wayne

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Top Ten Tuesdays: Books I enjoyed but rarely talk about

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This week’s topic:

Books I Enjoyed But Rarely Talk About

  1. Talking As Fast As I Can by Lauren Graham

I was so excited to find that one of my favorite actresses of all time writes as well. I listened to the audiobook on Scribd. This was before I discovered the audiobooks there skip, but I digress. I loved the book! I bought physical copies of this and her other books! I will probably reread multiple times.

2. Clean Sweep by Ilona Andrews

I read the first four of this book. I need to get around to reading the fifth book soon! The point of view of the main character changes for the fourth book. I like the main character in the fourth book, but I LOVED the main character in the first three. She’s just so witty and sassy. She doesn’t take flack from ANYONE. It’s a fun series.

3. The Queen’s Poisoner by Jeff Wheeler

I still can’t remember how I came across this book. All I know is I fell in love with it. I listened to it twice. The second time around was with my mom on the way home from a convention. She enjoyed it as much as I did! It’s definitely a high fantasy novel.

4. I Hate Myselfie by Shane Dawson

I love Shane Dawson videos. He’s funny and sarcastic. I’m sure a lot of people will talk about how he downs himself a lot. I totally get it. It’s what people with self esteem issues do. I digress. It’s so obvious that Shane put a lot of his heart and soul into writing the stories in this one and the next. I kind of always hoped he’d write more. I was disappointed that he never did.

5. Shadow Hunt by Melissa F. Olson

Imagine that you have the power to completely null paranormal’s powers. They become completely human in your presence. That’s Scarlett. She’s more than just a Null. She’s also a very sarcastic woman with a quick wit and an amazing dog.

6. Mean Little People by Paige Dearth

This isn’t a book that will give you warm and tingly feeling. It’s dark and horrifying. Some parts will even make you question humanity in general. It makes you wonder why people can do the things they do. I think that’s some of the allure I have in this book. I haven’t read any other books by this author, but I’m sure they are just as amazing as this one.

7. Veil Of Secrecy by RM Alexander

I’ve read this book two or three times. I plan to read it more. One of my book boyfriends is actually in this trilogy. It’s beautiful and clean. The best way I can explain it is that sometimes science can be used for evil purposes. Those who are behind it will stop at nothing to make sure that nothing gets in their way of their plans.

8. Closure by Angela Ford

This is a very heart-warming book. It’s also full of suspense. It’s basically like reading an episode of Criminal Minds. However, instead of reading it from multiple points of view, you only get one. It makes the story more intimate.

9. Shattered Dreams by Brenda Kennedy

This story is a roller coaster ride of emotions. My fiance’s (now ex) sister-in-law and I read it together. We wound up reading all three books quickly. It’s beautiful and touching. It’s also so tragic. I couldn’t get enough of it.

10. Along Came A Spider by James Patterson

Not many people know this, but I used to LOVE James Patterson. I still love the author. I just have many other favorite authors as well. I have more access to books now than I ever did back then. This is one of my favorite series of all time. I discovered it and Patterson because of the movie based on this book.

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Top Ten Tuesdays: Books I Bought/Borrowed Because

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This Week’s Topic:

Books I Bought/Borrowed Because…

My choice: Book Series I Bought On Impulse Without Thinking Twice

  1. The House Of Night

I stalked this series for a long time before I caved. I think there were four books out when I finally splurged and bought them all. I immediately picked up every single book in the series thereafter the moment it was released.

2. Stalking Jack The Ripper

I found out that my library had all four of these books and immediately placed a hold on them. I wound up buying all of them in audio later. It’s a wonderful series.

3. Miss Peregrine’s Peculiar Children

Once I saw the preview to the movie for this series, I bought all three books. I got the fourth book when it was released and the fifth book when it was released as well. I have them all in audio and a physical copy of the first four. I need to get a physical copy of the fifth. Funny story, I actually bought the physical copies on Thrift Books and one is a library book. Mom asks me if I need to turn in library books every time she sees it.

4. Vampire Academy

I discovered this series when I was stalking House Of Night. I fell in love with the covers and the blurb. I can’t remember how many were out when I bought them. They were a huge impulse buy for me though. I wanted the entire series yesterday.

5. Bloodlines

The moment I found out who the main character of this spin off series I had to have them all. I know I shouldn’t count this because of Vampire Academy, but I can’t help it.

6. Dorothy Must Die

First Book $0.99

I saw a video by Epic Reads about this series. I fell in love. At the time, I was subscribed to Scribd (I personally don’t recommend, but I digress). I was so happy to find that they were all there. I jumped at the chance and grabbed them all. Later, I wound up buying physical copies of the series plus the novellas.

7. Lunar Chronicles

I don’t even remember how I discovered these anymore. I just know the moment I saw them I had to have them.

8. Hush, Hush

I found these in a BOGO deal. I was so happy! I’d had my eye on the series for awhile.

9. Asylum

First Book $0.99

I got this series at the same BOGO sale that I got Hush, Hush. I’d never heard of these before but they screamed out at me.

10. Castle

The moment I found out that there were actual books for this, I HAD to have them!!! I believe I watched almost every single episode of Castle. I loved that show!

I know that technically speaking, not all these are the true definition of impulse buys as I was not able to buy them immediately. However, the moment I saw them, I knew I’d own them. My gut screamed out at me that I will love them. I’ve never been wrong listening to that feeling.

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Top Ten Tuesdays: Signs You’re A Book Lover

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This Week’s Topic:

Ten Signs You’re a Book Lover (basically, people know you’re a book lover because… i.e., you’re always carrying a book or two, your library card broke from overuse, etc.)

  1. You’ll never finish all the books on your TBR pile in your lifetime, but you keep buying books anyway.
  2. You own a book, but need to buy another copy because it has a different cover.
  3. You have to have a book with you at all time or you feel like a limb is missing.
  4. Reading multiple books because you can’t decide which book you want to read more.
  5. Listening to audiobooks when you can’t actually sit down and read to maximize your reading time to the fullest.
  6. Being able to write long essay of the differences between the book and the movie/tv show.
  7. Having multiple book boyfriends/girlfriends.
  8. Quoting favorite quotes from books at random because they stuck with you and you enjoy them a lot.
  9. Constantly wondering what happened to the characters after the story is over. Wishing the characters were in your life to where they never have to cease to exist.
  10. You have a space in your home that’s dedicated specifically to reading.

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Top Ten Tuesday: Dystopian Novels On My TBR

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This Week’s Topic: Genre Freebie (pick a genre and build a list around it! i.e., best/worst romances, non-fiction for travelers, memoirs for foodies, classics that feel timeless, romance novel kisses, science fiction that feels too real for comfort, women’s fiction for newbies, etc.)

My Choice: Dystopian Novels On My TBR

I want to read this and watch the show that’s based on it!! I’ve had it on my list for awhile now.

This is on my huge list of Stephen King novels to read. My fiance owns it and loves it. I really just need to buckle down and read them all!

I actually won an ARC copy of the sequel to this before it was released. It’s been on my TBR since. I’m not proud of myself at all.

Got this book during a sale years ago. I was so excited to read it! Not sure why I haven’t already!

I watched a few episodes of the show that was based on this trilogy. I also started reading the book a year or so ago. I should really start both over and finish both. Things got in the way of me finishing either.

True Story. I actually started to read this book many times over the past year or two. Not sure what happened to make me put it down every time. I’m sure I had good reasons.

Don’t ask why I haven’t read it. I have no answer. It will be read!

Please see my reason for Ready Player One.

I tried to read this about 5 years ago or so. I wasn’t really all that into it. I set it aside to try to read it again later. Especially since my fiance loves it so much.

Saw the first two movies to this trilogy. Would have been better off actually reading the books first. I was so lost. I know I’ll love it at least!

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Top Ten Tuesday: My Spring 2020 TBR

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This Week’s Topic: Top Ten Books On My Spring 2020 To Read List

  1. Fate Of The Fallen by Kel Kade: I got this as a Book Of The Month book awhile ago. I’ve been wanting to read it since. I can’t tell you how big my TBR pile is! The cover is just beautiful.
  2. Broken World by Kate L. Mary: I read the Twisted World series that takes place in this world. I absolutely loved it. I actually met the author at a convention in Savannah last July. She’s as amazing as her writing! I’m excited to read this series!
  3. Oath Taker by Audrey Grey: I discovered this series due to a giveaway post on Facebook. I’ve wanted to get my hands on it since. I wound up getting lucky and managed to snag both books! I think a third one is coming out. If it hasn’t already been released. I’ve been wanting to read them so bad!
  4. The Tourist by Olen Steinhauer: I started this book awhile back. It was pretty amazing. I originally checked it out from the library, but wound up buying ebooks for them.
  5. Delinquent by Bea Paige: I found this on social media. It was free when I picked it up. I’m not sure if it’s free now. The cover is absolutely gorgeous. I love it! I also have a bit of a girl crush on the girl on the cover. she’s absolutely beautiful.
  6. The House Isador by Joely Sue Burkhart: This book was also on social media free. Which excited me. I’ve had my eyes on the series for a few years now. I planned to buy them this summer, but wasn’t able to. I met the author in 2018 in Savannah. It was my first convention there.
  7. Addicted by Krys Fenner: This has been on my reading pile since July of last year. I’m starting to sound redundant here, but I met the author in Savannah. She was super friendly and witty. I started to read the book and loved what I read so far. The covers are so gorgeous too!
  8. Redwall by Brian Jacques: I stumbled upon this series years ago. I only read a couple and I never really knew it was a series. I finally have a chance to listen to the entire series in order. I am excited for it!
  9. Bloodlines by Richelle Mead: I’ve read the first book of this series a few times, but I never read the rest of the series. I read and LOVED the Vampire Academy series. I feel it’s time to get to it and read the rest of the series.
  10. Loved by P.C. And Kristin Cast: I absolutely LOVED the House Of Night series! I read the first book to this, but I never really loved it. I got sidetracked and never continued the series. I plan to though. I’m sure I’ll love it just as much as the original series.

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Top 10 Goals

Heyo! So there’s a thing I enjoy doing called Top Ten Tuesdays. However, if I’m being honest with myself, I don’t enjoy all of them. Not saying they are bad. They just don’t fit me personally. Today’s was a super idea! I just didn’t feel comfortable with it. So I decided that the weeks that I don’t care for or can’t do the top ten, I’ll make my own top ten posts instead. This week will be the top 10 goals I have for the end of the year.

I’m going to be honest, I don’t expect to completely tackle these goals by the end of the year. My main goal is to make major progress in these goals. Most of these I’ve battled with off and on. Mainly because I let people make me feel bad for wanting the things I wanted. But I digress. I’ll dive right in!

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  1. Make goals into becoming a narrator or voice actor. I need to get myself comfortable speaking into a mic first and foremost. I also need to find my “voice”.
  2. Start looking into a career I want to settle in. This will be hard for me as I haven’t had money to go to school. I don’t believe in student loans. I also don’t think I’d be accepted either. I’d like to do something in the book world. Especially if it affords me more time to read.
  3. Get more into the book world. I’d like to start editing and listening to books and helping give input on what can be fixed. Especially if it’s something I could make a living doing!
  4. Learn to edit. I know a lot of people hire other people to edit their videos and what have you. I’d like to learn to edit myself. I love taking on projects and doing them from start to finish.
  5. Start making videos again. I used to make many videos. I stopped doing them because I felt really awkward. Why would anybody want to watch somebody who feels so uncomfortable being behind a camera. I plan to make myself more comfortable behind a camera.
  6. Start singing more. I’m not going to say that I have a natural talent and should have been made a star, but I sing decently. I’d like to make a point to try to sing a little while every day to help “coach” my voice.
  7. Learn sign language. This is something that I have been wanting to do for years. I’ve dabbed into it off and on since I was 10 years old. I understand the basic concept of it, but I’m not fluent. I read body language pretty well for the most part. I’d like to be fluent in sign language though.
  8. Get my blog out there more. I’d like to figure out a way to share my blog with people who I can make connections with. Without having to sell myself or be somebody I’m not. I’d also love to connect with fellow bloggers and help lift them up like they deserve.
  9. Start a podcast. This is where I’m most lost. I would obviously like a podcast focused on games and books. I just don’t know exactly where I would begin or what to do. I’d also ideally like to find a way to read a chapter or two of an author’s book each podcast. Obviously with the author’s permission. I would love to spotlight them.
  10. Get more comfortable throwing my affiliate links out there. Eventually, I’d like to make a bit of a profit from my affiliate links. Especially if it will afford me more time to do what I love so I can share that love with others in my community.

Some of these ramble a bit. I’m sorry for that. I kind of free handed it just a bit. These are all goals I’ve been entertaining for awhile. I just never had the guts to actually put them down. I always felt like I was just wasting my time. Like I’d be let down if it didn’t happen the way I think it should. I’m slowly becoming more realistic there.

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Top Ten Tuesday: One Word Titles

It’s time for Top Ten Tuesday! Thanks Jana from That Artsy Reader Girl for creating this meme.

This Week’s Topic: One Word Titles

My Interpretation: Books on my TBR that I’ve been wanting to read a LONG time!

Original Plan: I was going to do my top ten favorite reads, but I got all confused. To start with, the entire House Of Night series is full of one word titles! It would be unfair to list all of them. Also, I wasn’t confident I could recall 10 one word titles I’ve read through my life from memory. It’s just easier to go by TBR.

There are some that I realize most people have already read. Don’t judge me. I’m doing the best I can! Haha! I hope you enjoy.

  1. Misery: I’ve been enamored with this book and everything to do with it since I was a kid. I can’t tell you why I haven’t read it. I have plans to. It’s like part of me is kind of intimidated. I will get it read one day!
  2. Zoo: I used to be a major James Patterson fan. I mean I still am. He’s just no longer on my top ten favorites. Not that he’s done anything wrong. I’ve just really expanded my reading since I started blogging and reviewing. I still enjoy his books very much! I didn’t hear about this title until the TV show, but I’m intrigued by it.
  3. Heartless: I used to watch a TON of booktube videos. I still do. Just not as much as I used to. One of my favorite booktubers was absolutely in love with this book. She gushed over it so much that I just knew I would love it too! Now to just get around to reading it.
  4. Recursion: I got this book from Book Of The Month awhile back. I can’t remember when it was one of the monthly picks. It looks amazing. I really need to read this and Dark Matter.
  5. Outlander: I keep hearing about how AMAZING this show is. Nobody ever talks about the books that I know of. However, I’m a stubborn being. I intend to read the series before I watch the show. I think I own the book on audio? I’m not sure. If not, I have ways to obtain the book to read!
  6. Divergent: My fiance loved the first three books of this series. He doesn’t really want to read the fourth. I tried to read it years ago and couldn’t get into it. But I can be a bit of a mood reader sometimes.
  7. Room: I can’t even remember how this book managed to get on my TBR pile. I know that my mother and I each have a copy. Maybe it’s something we discovered together. Who knows? It looks pretty good.
  8. Illuminae: This is another book I discovered via booktube. I think quite a few booktubers referenced this book. Including one of my favorite of all times, jessethereader. I’m really excited to read this trilogy/series.
  9. Persuasion: This one I’m most ashamed of being on my TBR pile still. I have intended to read all Jane Austen novels for a long time. Somehow, I just keep ending up reading Pride and Prejudice again and again! I got all of them on audiobook not too long ago. So maybe I can listen to them all in one go!
  10. Carrie: This book is much like Misery for me. I’m enamored by it with all the references. I’ve been fascinated since as long as I can remember. I’m also intimidated though.

Out of the ten, the one I want to read most is:

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