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The Would You Rather Tag

Good Morning Everyone!

I saw this tag done by greenish bookshelf and couldn’t help myself.

1. Rather read only a series or stand-alone books?

Series.  Even though I get a little frustrated when series have large numbers of books (if I get behind I feel like I’m never going to catch up) I rather knowing what if going to happen. With some stand-alones I am left wanting more.

2. Rather read a book whose main character is male or female?

It usually doesn’t matter to me, but if I have to choose…Female.

3. Rather shop only at Barnes & Noble (or another actual bookstore) or Amazon?

Actual bookstores. Even though Amazon is cheaper there is nothing like walking into a bookstore and being surrounded by books.

4. Rather all books become movies or tv shows?

TV Shows.  You can only do so much with a movie due to time constraints.

5. Rather read 5 pages per day or read 5 books per week?

5 books per week.  I would get frustrated with the story if I had to continually put it down after 5 pages.

6. Rather be a professional book reviewer or an author?

Author. I would rather write stories then always judge others tales.

7.  Rather only read the same 20 books over and over or get to read a new book every 6 months?

New book every 6 months.  There are some books that I can re-read over and over again but I really like to be able to dive into new worlds.

8. Rather be a librarian or own a bookstore?

Own a bookstore. I can be too judgy regarding the treatment of my own books but I feel that others can do what they want with there own books. (ex. bookmarks vs. dogeared pages)

9. Rather only read your favourite genre or your favourite author?

Genre. I like a variety or I will end up in a slump.

10. Rather only read physical books or eBooks?

Physical books.  It takes me so long to read e-books and I have no idea why that is.  I can read a physical book in a few days but it takes me weeks it its an e-book.

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It’s Monday! What Are You Reading? September 17, 2018

It's Monday What are you reading.pngGood Morning!

It’s the start of another week.  It’s Monday! What are you Reading is hosted by Kathryn from Book Date, this is a weekly event to share what we’ve read in the past week and what we hope to read, plus whatever else comes to mind.

So reading is still a slow go right now. I just have so much I am trying to balance that I am having issues finding a balance.  I know I will and that it will just take some time. Anyway enough of me whining lets get onto what I have read and what I am reading now.

Last Weeks Books
The Wishing Spell

The Wishing Spell by Chris Colfer
4 Stars
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Alex and Conner Bailey’s world is about to change, in this fast-paced adventure that uniquely combines our modern day world with the enchanting realm of classic fairy tales.
The Land of Stories tells the tale of twins Alex and Conner. Through the mysterious powers of a cherished book of stories, they leave their world behind and find themselves in a foreign land full of wonder and magic where they come face-to-face with the fairy tale characters they grew up reading about.

But after a series of encounters with witches, wolves, goblins, and trolls alike, getting back home is going to be harder than they thought.

Sky in the Deep
Sky in the Deep by Adrienne Young
5 Stars
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Raised to be a warrior, seventeen-year-old Eelyn fights alongside her Aska clansmen in an ancient rivalry against the Riki clan. Her life is brutal but simple: fight and survive. Until the day she sees the impossible on the battlefield—her brother, fighting with the enemy—the brother she watched die five years ago.

Faced with her brother’s betrayal, she must survive the winter in the mountains with the Riki, in a village where every neighbor is an enemy, every battle scar possibly one she delivered. But when the Riki village is raided by a ruthless clan thought to be a legend, Eelyn is even more desperate to get back to her beloved family.

She is given no choice but to trust Fiske, her brother’s friend, who sees her as a threat. They must do the impossible: unite the clans to fight together, or risk being slaughtered one by one. Driven by a love for her clan and her growing love for Fiske, Eelyn must confront her own definition of loyalty and family while daring to put her faith in the people she’s spent her life hating.

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The strange case of the Alchemists daughter

The Strange Case of the Alchemist’s Daughter
by Theodora Goss
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Mary Jekyll, alone and penniless following her parents’ death, is curious about the secrets of her father’s mysterious past. One clue in particular hints that Edward Hyde, her father’s former friend and a murderer, may be nearby, and there is a reward for information leading to his capture…a reward that would solve all of her immediate financial woes.

But her hunt leads her to Hyde’s daughter, Diana, a feral child left to be raised by nuns. With the assistance of Sherlock Holmes and Dr. Watson, Mary continues her search for the elusive Hyde, and soon befriends more women, all of whom have been created through terrifying experimentation: Beatrice Rappaccini, Catherin Moreau, and Justine Frankenstein.

When their investigations lead them to the discovery of a secret society of immoral and power-crazed scientists, the horrors of their past return. Now it is up to the monsters to finally triumph over the monstrous.

Eldest
Eldest 
by Christopher Paolini
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Darkness falls…despair abounds…evil reigns…Eragon and his dragon, Saphira, have just saved the rebel state from destruction by the mighty forces of King Galbatorix, cruel ruler of the Empire. Now Eragon must travel to Ellesmera, land of the elves, for further training in the skills of the Dragon Rider. Ages 12+.

Darkness falls…despair abounds…evil reigns…

Eragon and his dragon, Saphira, have just saved the rebel state from destruction by the mighty forces of King Galbatorix, cruel ruler of the Empire. Now Eragon must travel to Ellesmera, land of the elves, for further training in the skills of the Dragon Rider: magic and swordsmanship. Soon he is on the journey of a lifetime, his eyes open to awe-inspiring new places and people, his days filled with fresh adventure. But chaos and betrayal plague him at every turn, and nothing is what it seems. Before long, Eragon doesn’t know whom he can trust.

Meanwhile, his cousin Roran must fight a new battle–one that might put Eragon in even graver danger.

Will the king’s dark hand strangle all resistance? Eragon may not escape with even his life…

What are your reading plans this week? Let’s chat in the comments below!

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3 Days, 3 Quotes Challenge Day 3

3 Days, 3 Quotes Challenge

Good Morning All!

I was tagged by TheWebWeavers for this challenge. Thank you so much for the nomination.  If you have not checked them out yet you really should.

Rules

  • Thank the person who nominated you.
  • Post a quote for three consecutive days (1 quote for each day)
  • Share why this quote appeals so much to you.
  • Nominate 3 different bloggers for each day

HP Quote

Happiness can be found, even in the darkest of times,
if one only remembers to turn on the light.”
― J.K.Rowling, Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban

This is my favorite quote from the series. Funny enough it is from my least liked book in the series.

I Nominate

Nicole @ The BookWorm Drinketh
Marina @ Books of Magic
Sophie @ Beware Of The Reader

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Liebster Award #2

The Liebster Award

I was tagged for the Liebster Award by the wonderful Bibi @ Bibi’s Book Blog. If you haven’t already, you should definitely check out her Highness’ blog!

THE RULES

  • Thank the blogger who nominated you, provide a link to their blog and display the award
  • Answer 11 questions that they asked you
  • Come up with 11 questions of your own
  • Tag 11 bloggers and don’t forget to let them know

The Questions:

What’s your favourite genre?

My favorite has always been fantasy. As I get older I am finding that I do appreciate others too.

What’s your so far favourite book discovery of 2018?

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The Broken Girls by Simone St. James. Once I started this book I could not stop. I was immediately sucked right in.

What’s your drink of choice?

Tea. Always tea 🙂

What’s your favourite TV show?

Okay so I do not have cable so I rely on Netflix.  My favorites are:

Death in Paradise
Sherlock
Midsummer Murders

Which country would you like to visit, if you had to base it on the food they’re known for?

Italy

Do you judge a book by its cover?

Always!

What’s your favourite time of the day?

Morning,  I am the most productive.

How do you decide what blog post to write next?

As of right now

If you had one wish, what would it be? You can’t wish for more wishes.

To be out of debt.

What’s your favourite colour?

Olive

What are three things about you that you think people should know?

I always find these questions so hard, so I am sorry if my answers seem so generic.

  1. I find candles calming
  2. I rarely drink flavored teas
  3. I don’t wear any make-up

I nominate:

Nicole @ The BookWorm Drinketh
Sophie @ Beware Of The Reader
Brittany @ Perfectly Tolerable

MY QUESTIONS:

  1. Do you carry a book with you when you leave your house?
  2. Do you like subscription boxes? If so what is your favorite one (does not need to be bookish)?
  3. Do you like to participate in Read-a-thons?
  4. Do you prefer series or standalones?
  5. Do you use a monthly TBR or do you just wing it?
  6. Favorite book series of all time?
  7. How do you decide what book to read next?
  8. How many books do you typically read at the same time?
  9. What is the last book you finished?
  10. What is your favorite way to treat yourself?
  11. Where is your favorite place to read?

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3 Days, 3 Quotes Challenge Day 2

3 Days, 3 Quotes Challenge

Good Morning All!

I was tagged by TheWebWeavers for this challenge. Thank you so much for the nomination.  If you have not checked them out yet you really should.

Rules

  • Thank the person who nominated you.
  • Post a quote for three consecutive days (1 quote for each day)
  • Share why this quote appeals so much to you.
  • Nominate 3 different bloggers for each day

I became insane, with long intervals of horrible sanity. Edgar Allan Poe

I had an obsession with Poe in Highschool! That might creep into my life now too.

Anyway I have a even have a magnet with this quote.

Poe mag

I Nominate

Bibi @ Bibi’s Book Blog
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Lena @ The Printed Girl

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3 Days, 3 Quotes Challenge Day 1

3 Days, 3 Quotes Challenge

Good Morning All!

I was tagged by TheWebWeavers for this challenge. Thank you so much for the nomination.  If you have not checked them out yet you really should.

Rules

  • Thank the person who nominated you.
  • Post a quote for three consecutive days (1 quote for each day)
  • Share why this quote appeals so much to you.
  • Nominate 3 different bloggers for each day

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I cannot fix on the hour, or the spot, or the look or the words, which laid the foundation. It is too long ago. I was in the middle before I knew that I had begun.”
― Jane Austen, Pride and Prejudice

So I wanted to start this challenge with a quote from one of my absolutely favorite books.  So then I had the issue of picking out which quote that I wanted to do. I am surprised that I got it down to one when I started writing this post I was down to two quotes and figured I was going to start this challenge by breaking the rules.  But I did it I picked one! haha.

It was a recent revelation that I believe that my favorite book trope is hate to love.  I believe it all started here, which was pointed out by a friend of mine when I brought it up.

Long story short I just love this quote because of all the feels that it give me.

I Nominate

Brittany @ Perfectly Tolerable
Meaghan @ The Words Gremlin
Jess and Teagan @ Fiction No Chase

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Spring Cleaning Book Tag

Spring Cleaning Book Tag

I was tagged by the wonderful Sophia Ismaa Writes to do the Spring Cleaning Book Tag. Please go and check out her blog if you haven’t yet.

I know it’s not Spring but I got behind on things, and I like to do a good cleaning in the fall too! So here we go.

Rules:

  • Please link back to Daniel @ Page to Page
  • Respond to the scenarios
  • Tag 5 people (or however many you like)

Spring Cleaning Tag

It’s time to make your bed, but you’re going to have some friends over later and want to pick the perfect book to place on your nightstand for them all to see that you’re “reading”. Which book do you choose?

Pride and Prejudice by Jane Austen.

I really enjoy talking about this book, to the point that I may have purchased copies for my daughter and her best friend. Share the love right.

Oh no! The house needs dusting, but you just can’t put that book you’re reading down! What book would you buy on audio just so you could continue the story while cleaning?

The audio book for Broken Girls by Simone St. James was amazing. Once I started the story I could not stop it just pulled me in.

Darn it! The ceiling is leaking! Turns out Mass-Market Paperbacks are the best things to soak water up! Which popular book do you use to soak up the water?

Outlander by Diana Gabaldon

Bathrooms need a good scrubbing, and your 2007 Cosmos are a little outdated and need replacing. What book do you place in the bathroom for some light reading for when people need to take care of business?

I don’t keep reading material in the bathroom.

Family is coming over, but you have no idea what to make for dinner! You read somewhere that tearing up the last chapter of a book whose ending you hated and sprinkling it in a casserole dish makes for the perfect meal! Which book do you choose?

I was Anastasia by Ariel Lawhon. I would love to pretend that Anastasia survived.

Organization is key, right? When it comes time to organize your bookshelf, you realize you have enough room (and money) to get three new books! Which books do you buy?

Finally, some peace and quiet! But, before you can relax, you realize you forgot to send your Aunt a thank you gift for the lovely “ADULT LIFE FOR DUMMIES” book she gave you for Christmas (maybe she’s trying to tell you something?). What book do you send to her to show her how much (this is sarcasm) you appreciate her gift?

Unf*ck Yourself: Get out of your Head and into your life by Gary John Bishop

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Anyone that would like to do this tag.

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