Let’s Talk: Favorite Book/Series

I’ll be honest: I don’t have a lot of non-internet friends that like to read. That means I don’t have a lot of people to talk to face-to-face about books, which is the whole reason why I started this blog. That being said, I’ve been wondering what everyone’s favorite book/series is and why, because I’ve been thinking about expanding my horizons and reading something I wouldn’t normally pick up (or maybe something I would read but never knew existed). Also, I’m going down the rabbit hole and trying to expand my TBR list to combat my ongoing TBR cleanse.

So now I ask: What is your favorite book or series and why?

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I’ll go first.

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First Impressions of Books pt. 3

It’s been a hot minute since I’ve done one of these, so I thought I should bring it back again. Basically, the premise is to find the covers of books you don’t know anything about and try and guess the blurb solely based on the cover. It’s literally “judging a book by its cover.” I’ve done this before in the past, so if you want to check out my first two attempts click here and here).

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The “official” rules of first impressions is that I take a bunch of books that I have no idea what they’re about, look at their cover, and try and judge what the story is about. Then I’ll read the blurb and figure out how close I was to the actual story. I chose only standalones or the first books of series to avoid any spoilers when I reveal the actual blurb.

Let’s get started!

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Throne of Glass Characters as Songs | Book Playlist

Okay, hear me out: I was listening to the radio when I heard this song that sort of reminded me of Lorcan. Weird, I know, but I couldn’t help but think that it perfectly summed up his character and attitude. I know authors sometimes make playlists for their readers to help them understand the vibe of the book they wrote. So those two elements combined are the inspiration for this post. I thought it would be cool to find a song that represents each main character in the Throne of Glass series. Some of these songs I think the lyrics reflect the character while others I just think the overall vibe of the song sums up the character nicely.

That being said, I might miss a couple characters here and there.

Also, I have the most basic music taste so I apologize if your music taste is more refined than mine. I’m an easy to please gal, alright?

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YA Character Superlatives

I’m back from the dead (for a little bit)! I found myself wanting to write something because I’m happy to announce that I got a new laptop (my old one was about to turn eight years old and barely functions).

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Exploding batteries aside, I wanted to write a little post reflecting the end of the school year. One thing I always look forward to is the superlatives. Of course, I never was nominated for a superlative because I’m not that well-known among the students or teachers, but I don’t mind because I like keeping a low profile.

Anyway, I thought it would be fun to put YA characters to the test and see which superlatives they would get if they were in school.

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TBR Cleanse – Kick or Keep? Pt. 8

I can’t wait to be done cleaning out my TBR… It’s so long that this series will take a while. I might start doing 20 books at a time instead of ten. Or maybe I’ll comprise a post about all the books I kick out of my TBR. I dunno. I’ll think about it later.

Regardless of what I’m going to do in the future, I’m excited to revisit these next 10 books in the list to see if they’ll make the cut.

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Here are the rules to the “cleanse”:

  1. Choose the first 10 books in your TBR list.
  2. Read the blurb.
  3. Decide whether to keep it or “kick” it out of the list.
  4. Repeat with the next 10 books every week until you go through the whole list.

(All the blurbs were taken from Goodreads.)

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TBR Cleanse – Kick or Keep? Pt. 7

I’ll admit it. I definitely dropped the ball on this one. It was my own little personal project to make sure that my TBR was especially tailored to me, meaning that I had to get rid of the books that I no longer had interest in that has been sitting in my TBR for months or maybe even years.

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That being said, I’m ready to get back on track. I’m just going to start where I left off.

Here are the rules to the “cleanse”:

  1. Choose the first 10 books in your TBR list.
  2. Read the blurb.
  3. Decide whether to keep it or “kick” it out of the list.
  4. Repeat with the next 10 books every week until you go through the whole list.

(All the blurbs were taken from Goodreads.)

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North Texas Teen Book Festival ‘19 Recap

Happy April, everyone! A week or so ago I went to NTTBF for the third year in a row. The last two years I focused on the panels. This year, I decided to expand my horizons and see what other events were happening outside the panels. Turns out, there’s a lot that goes on.

Also, if you’re expecting a lot of pictures, you’re going to be sorely disappointed. I sort of got swept up from the excitement and forgot to take pictures. Sorry.

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I’m going to the North Texas Teen Book Festival!

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The North Texas Teen Book Festival is around the corner! I didn’t realize it was happening so soon this year until I saw on someone’s story (I can’t remember whose) that it’s on March 23rd.

Unfortunately for this year, most of the authors I want to meet require a special signing wristband which is limited to one per person. This means I will only be able to meet one of the authors, but I’m not complaining. I’m happy for even the chance to see this people talk in person.

If you want to learn more about this event, click out their website at northtexasteenbookfestival.com .

If you are planning to go, let me know who you’re excited to see and meet! Which books are you excited about? Which panels do you want to attend?

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Until next time….

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Spider-Verse Characters as Book Characters

Sooooooo recently I finally got around to watching Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse in theaters, and it was fan-fricking-tastic! The artistry, the animation, the subtle themes, and the SOUNDTRACK. Oh my goodness, it was a medley of awesomeness and hype all wrapped up in a nice package in the form of a two hour movie masterpiece.

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I mean, LOOK AT THIS AMAZINGNESS!

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If you can’t tell, I loved the movie.

Every since I watched it a couple days ago, I can’t seem to get it out of my head. I was having a hard time brainstorming some ideas of what to post on this blog, when I realized that I could just take what was occupying my mind and turn in into a post. There’s this whole thing that was going around the internet where artists would create their own Spider-sona (like persona, but as a spider-hero), and that inspired me to think of which book character each spider-hero reminded me of the most. I going to limit this list to just the spider-heroes because they were my favorite.  Continue reading