Favorite Book Quotes

I am an absolute quote lover. Ever since I can remember, I’ve always enjoyed picking out my favorite quotes from books I have read. Reading A Game of Thrones, I’ve noticed a couple amazing quotes, so I decided to make a post today to tell you all about my favorite book quotes.

1. “We accept the love we think we deserve.” -Stephen Chbosky, The Perks of Being a Wallflower

The Perks of Being a Wallflower is an amazing book with amazing quotes, but this one stands out the most to me. I absolutely love the message of this quote which is that you if you truly love yourself then you will recieve love back.

2. “It does not do to dwell on dreams and forget to live.” -J.K. Rowling, Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone

Of course the Harry Potter series is filled with genuis quotes but this one from the first book is one of my all time favorites. This is one of those quotes that just sticks in your mind! Read more

Library Haul 4.21.14

Hello everyone! I am back and with a library haul. I am definitely guilty of buying too many books and not checking out enough books from the library. So, today I went to the library, got carried away and ended up checking out 5 books.

1. The Undomestic Goddess by Sophia Kinsella

Screen Shot 2015-04-21 at 6.44.20 PMI have been dying to read a Sophie Kinsella book from all the great things I’ve heard about her writing. I actually own I’ve Got Your Number but I haven’t picked it up yet. One of my favorite booktubers Lindsey Rey (who you should all check out) recommends reading The Undomestic Goddess first, so I can’t wait to read it! The Undomestic Goddess is about Samantha Sweeting, who is a workaholic attorney. After totally screwing up her job, she gets on a train in a panic and ends up in the middle of nowhere. When Samantha asks for directions at beautiful house, the owner’s mistake her for a maid that’s about to have an interview. All of a sudden, Samantha finds herself being hired as a housekeeper when she has no idea how to even turn on an oven. Overall, this book sounds hilarious and I can’t wait to read about Samantha’s journey. Read more

Book Haul 4/14/15

I have a book buying problem… isn’t it obvious? I just can’t help myself when I walk into a bookstore and look through all the books. I swear the books are begging and begging me to buy them!! For example, today I went to Kroger’s with my mom and I walked out with 3 books. In today’s post, I will be sharing these new books with you:)

1. What I Thought was True by Huntley Fitzpatrick

Screen Shot 2015-04-14 at 6.47.26 PMA few months ago, I read a book by Huntley called My Life Next Door and I absolutely adored it! So when I saw this at the store, I couldn’t resist. What I Thought was True is about a girl named Gwen, who works her summers on a small island called Seashell Island (such a cute name). Then she discovers Cassidy, who is the biggest mistake in her life, is also working on the island that summer… so basically she freaks out and tries to avoid him. Since this is a YA contemporary book, I’m expecting a cutesy summer read, but also some deeper content in this book. I can’t wait to tell you all what I think!

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The Ultimate Book Tag

Today I am doing the Ultimate Book Tag! If you haven’t been tagged to do this tag yet, then I tag YOU. Here’s the questions…

1. Do you get sick while reading in the car?

Sometimes, if I think about getting carsick while reading, then I’ll get car sick, but if I don’t think about it, then I won’t! So kind of?

2. Which author’s writing style is completely unique to you and why?

Ellen Hopkin’s because all her books are written in verse. I’ve only read Crank, but I absolutely flew through it! I really want to read more of her books soon.

3. Harry Potter Series or the Twilight Saga? Give 3 points to defend your answer.

I do love both the Twilight and HP series, but hands down the HP series is the absolute best.

  • Magic
  • Fred & George
  • Butter beer

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Mosquitoland Review

Mosquitoland by David Arnold is a road trip young adult novel about a 16 year old girl named Mary Iris Malone, also known as Mim. Mim lives in Mississippi, aka Mosquitoland, with her father and stepmother Kathy (who she is not fond of… at all).  After being called down to the principal’s office, Mim overhears her Kathy talking to the principal about her mother, who is apparently extremely sick. After hearing about her mother’s illness, Mim immediately leaves school, grabs Kathy’s stash of money and gets on a Greyhound bus headed to Cleveland. On Mim’s journey she encounters people of all sorts: an old lady, a creepy man in a poncho, a man named Ahab (who is not from Moby Dick), the Carlest of all Carls and many, many more.

From the moment I picked up this book I was absolutely obsessed with Mim. She is hilarious and has the Screen Shot 2015-04-11 at 11.28.28 PMbest sense of humor EVER! Mim is so amazingly honest and open with everyone she meets, which means I was basically smiling and laughing the whole time while reading Mosquitoland. This book is not only hilarious, but it also has a great message about family and being there for those you love. Mim’s love for her mother is inspiring and thought provoking. Also, Mim’s war paint is awesome.

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Stolen Review

Today I finished Stolen by Lucy Christopher. This is a young-adult, action-packed thriller about a 16 year old girl named Gemma who is drugged and stolen from the Bangkok airport and taken to the barren Australian Sandy Desert by a 24 year old man named Ty. Stolen is written from Gemma as a letter to Ty, making the reader feel as if they were the ones who kidnapped her.

This book drew me in from the first page and I was sitting on the edge of my seat the whole time. StolenScreen Shot 2015-04-05 at 7.36.31 PM was absolutely terrifying! Lucy’s writing made me feel like I was really trapped in the Sandy Desert, which is basically just hundreds of miles of nothing, by the way. I loved her writing style, it was almost poetic. Ty’s different stories and views of the desert were written beautifully and made a huge impact on the story. You can tell that Lucy definitely did her research on the Sandy Desert and after reading Stolen, I can tell you a lot about random plants and animals you can find there (spinifex).

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Spring Break TBR

Spring break is finally here! After weeks and weeks of school, I finally have a whole. week. off. Which means lots and lots of time to read. I have already read one book so far and I’m in the middle of another! Soooo without further or do, here’s my spring break TBR:

1. Ready Player One (already finished)Screen Shot 2015-04-04 at 4.39.20 PM

I have already finished this book and WOW. This book is incredible! If I lived in 2o44 I would so be a gunter and read Art3mis’s blog. Ernest Cline’s writing is heavenly and I will be the first in line to get his next book.

2. Stolen

I’m currently reading Stolen by Lucy Christopher and loving it. Lucy’s writing makes you feel like you are Gemma and have been kidnapped and taken to an Australian desert. This book is absolutely terrifying, but soooo addicting. I’m hoping to finish this book today or tomorrow!

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March Wrap Up 2015

Hello everyone! Today’s post is my March wrap up. This month was an okay reading month for me, I ended up reading 9 books. The majority of the month was spent reading 2 books, each of which took me a week to finish (but I loved both of them!!).

1. The Murder ComplexScreen Shot 2015-04-04 at 4.35.45 PM

The first book I read this month was The Murder Complex by Lindsay Cummings. I ended up really enjoying this book and I can’t wait to figure out what happens next in the series. I gave The Murder Complex 3.5/5 stars.

2. Hopeless

Next, I read Hopeless by Colleen Hoover which is now one of my all time favorite books! I recommended it to two of my friends who also read and loved it. Because of how incredibly amazing this book was, I gave it a perfect 5/5 stars Read more