Books I’m Probably Never Going to Read Tag

Hello, hello! I have a tag for you all today! I wasn’t tagged by anyone to do this but I saw it over at abooknerd13‘s blog and thought it was fun. The original creator is littlespider9.

So, yeah. There’s not much else to say. Let’s get to it!


A really hyped book you’re not interested in reading?

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Ok, I know, I know. This is THE book to a lot of people. And I know I’ve said this many times before, but I just think I’ll be getting to Harry Potter in this lifetime.

 

A series you won’t start/won’t be finishing?

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I won’t be finishing the Mortal Instruments by Casandra Clare. I stopped after City of Fallen Angels and that was enough for me. I also will not be starting The Infernal Devices, and especially not The Dark Artifices, and even more so whatever comes after that. Sorry, not sorry.

 

A classic that you’re just not interested in?

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Les Miserables by Victor Hugo. This book is over a thousand pages and I the mere sight of it makes me sad. I tried reading an abridged version of it back in high school as part of a class requirement and I honestly couldn’t it. What ended up happening was that I sort of, somewhat read the first 100 pages and then kind of, maybe but not really, skimmed the rest. And this was just the abridged version! Just imagine if I had been reading the real thing!

 

Any genres you never read?

Horror. That’s it. I’m down to read anything except horror. Sorry Stephen King, but no. I am very superstitious and very easily frightened. I don’t need horror in my life.

 

A book on your shelves you’ll probably never actually read?

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Marley and Me by John Grogan. Why do I own this book? Because I was at a used bookstore and they had a whole stack of this book sitting in a corner, selling the books for 25 cents each. That is why. Also, the movie made me cry. But realistically, my TBR is way6 too large and Marley and Me isn’t exactly high on my list of priorities.

 

Since I wasn’t tagged for this one, I probably won’t be tagging anyone. If you want to do it, go on ahead! I would love to see what books you guys pick for these questions!


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5 Books I Want to Read Before the Year Ends

The end of the year is once again upon us and looking back I see all of the books that I have read. Also, since my brain hates me, it also looks at all of the books that I did not read in 2017. If I had it my way I would read every book ever written, or at least all the good ones, but that is not quite possible, much to my dismay.

While it is true that I have read a pretty good number of books, much more than the American average which is apparently 12, there are a few books that have in mind that I haven’t yet gotten to.

So, by making this list and making it public I hope to motivate myself to read it. If by the end of the year I don’t read these books you guys can feel free to call me out on it. Maybe knowing that will make me finally read these book. But, then again, maybe not. We shall see! Continue reading “5 Books I Want to Read Before the Year Ends”

Justice League Movie Book Tag [Original]

Hello, hello! Rosie and I have created a tag!

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For those of you who have no idea who the heck Rosie is, she was my co-blogger back when I started this blog. While she has stepped away from posting, she is still around and loves to come check out the blog every once in a while. If you want to know more about Rosie and her leaving, click HERE.

So, Rosie and I are lovers of all things superheroes and cannot wait for the Justice League movie to come out in November. We are also hoping that it doesn’t greatly disappoint us, although there is 50/50 chance of it going to shit. So, we were talking and decided that there was no better way to wait for the release of this highly anticipated movie than with a book tag!

We scoured the internet and could not find anyone who has done a Justice League Movie Book Tag, so we decided that we were going to make one ourselves! And here it is!

We hope you guys enjoy it!

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Leigh Bardugo Book Signing!

It is no secret that Leigh Bardugo has come out with a new book, The Language of Thorns, and that it is absolutely beautiful. I mean, look at it! It’s beautiful both covered and naked!


This book was released on Tuesday, September 26, 2017, and already people are raving. So, it is with great pride that I say that today, Thursday 28, 2017 (by the time I publish this it would have been yesterday), I got to meet Leigh Bardugo for the second time and get my copy of the novel signed.



The event was extremely crowded, close to two hundred people were there, and I have never been so happy. A few years ago, when Six of Crows first came out, there were less than half of those people at Leigh signing. This time around, it was so crowded that I had to stand in the back because they had run out of seats.

And yes, I was a little bitter to be standing, but I was also so happy because Leigh definitely deserves all of her fans and all of the people that were so eager to meet her.

Just as before, Leigh was super friendly and funny, and I loved hearing her talk. When the signing began, and I went up to her, I told her how I had told everyone I knew to read Six of Crows. My friend, who I converted to the fandom, went with me as well. We took pictures, and Leigh signed our books. In the end, she thanked me for being a book pusher and getting people to read her books. It was absolutely wonderful.

All in all, I had a wonderful time and just wanted to share it with you all.

 

Just YA Things: The Parent for the First 5%

What does “parent for the first 5%” mean, you might ask.

Well, it means that if you are a parent or guardian in a YA fantasy and you aren’t a total asshole, then there is a chance that you will die before 5% of the novel is through. Note, this is different from parents who are dead before the book even begins.

If you are an asshole then you will probably survive, either to make the protagonist’s life more difficult than the it needs to be, or to be discovered as the villain later on and get killed in the sequel. And if by chance you are an asshole and you die before the 5%, then you will probably come back later on and turn out to be the mastermind behind it all and are probably the main villain. But this is rare, usually, those parent are presumed dead from the very start.

But, back to the good parents, the ones who don’t deserve to die before the 5% but do so anyway. Sorry, but your child is probably the chosen one and your death is needed for motivation so looks like you are gonna have to die pretty early on.

Examples include, but are not limited to:

I don’t consider these spoilers since they happen only roughly 5% into the book.

Things in Books that Need to Stop #4

I used to do this thing every once in a while, part of a littel series I suppose, in which I talked bout bookish pet peeves. It was called, exactly that, “Bookish Pet Peeves” and this would have been its fourth installment. Then, I started thinking. These aren’t little pet peeves. They are things in books that, yes, annoy me, but that are also kinda messed up. They are things that appear way too often, especially in YA, that should probably stop happening.

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First Line Fridays #3

“The Magician stood at the edge of his world and took one last look at the city. The spires of churches rose like jagged teeth, and the sightless windows of tumbled buildings flashed in the rising sun. He’d loved it once. In those lawless streets, a boy could become anything- and he had. But in the end, the city had been nothing but a prison. It had borne him and made and now it would kill him just the same.”

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A Semi-Definitive List of Worst Nightmares – ARC Review

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Well, that was a heck of a lot darker than I thought it would be.

I knew going into this that it would deal with topics such as fear and anxiety, but I never guessed it would be as deep as it was.

The story follows the life of Esther Solar, a girl whose family has been cursed by Death itself to die from each of their deepest fear.

Her mother is afraid of bad luck, so she buys lucky rabbits and spends all their money on slot machines. Her father has severe agoraphobia so he locks himself in the basement and has not come out in six years. Her twin brother, Eugene, is afraid of the dark and the demons he swears he sees inside of it, so it’s been years since the lights in their house were turned off. Esther is the only one who does not yet know what her fatal fear, so with the help of her childhood friend, Jonah, she hopes to cross a few off the list.

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Zero Repeat Forever – ARC Review

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28945665Let me start off this review by telling you all a little fact about myself. I like to begin reading new books at midnight. I don’t know why, but something about inconvenient hours of night makes me want to pick up a good story and start reading. So, it was at around midnight on a Saturday, well, technically Sunday, that I decided that I was going to read this book. I lied and said I would only read a few chapters, but we know that’s never how it goes. So, someway, somehow, I ended up reading this 496 page novel in one sitting. I didn’t stop reading until 5:30 a.m. when I finally read that last heartbreaking sentence. So, clearly, I liked this novel.

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The Versatile Blogger Award 2.0

I’ve been nominated! Thank you so much to James @This Is My Truth Now for having nominated me for this! He has a great blog full of great content that y’all should go visit if you haven’t done so. Also, he’s currently doing the 365 Daily Challenge if you want to know more about him and his blog! It’s a super cool concept that I totally recommend you guys checking out!

I have been nominated  for this award before and ave done several others that require facts so this was a little difficult. I’m running out of interesting things to say about myself. My life isn’t that eventful so I had to really dig deep for this one.

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