Top Five Books Set in University

[Before I get going with this, I just wanted to announce that the winner of my very small giveaway has been chosen and announced on my giveaway post.]

Hello! It’s been a hot minute since I’ve been here. I’ve been super busy struggling with chemistry and microeconomics that I haven’t had the time to sit down and write a post. Or read. Or do anything except sleep, eat, and study.

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Despite the fact that I have three midterms coming up pretty soon, I’m going to take a break from studying and talk about books set in uni. I thought it would be fitting since that’s all I feel like I’m doing right now.

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YA Paperback Giveaway! [CLOSED]

[EDIT: The winner has been chosen! Congratulations to Maggie D.!]

Hello earthlings!

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I said a couple months ago in my four year blogiversary post that I would be doing a giveaway and today is that day! I know it’s a bit late, but it is happening! I don’t know why, but I have the urge to warn everyone that this giveaway is small.

I’ve never done a giveaway before, but hopefully I’ll make everything clear in this post.

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YA Books Set in Schools

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I don’t know about you, but I’m feeling the back-to-school spirit right now. Everywhere I turn I see school supplies and backpacks. Online, there are so many back-to-school deals. On YouTube, people who look like they’ve graduated years ago give young students advice. It got me thinking, what could I contribute to the back-to-school frenzy? I’d have crappy school advice, but I do know YA books! Why not recommend some good YA books that are set at school?

Whether you’re already in school, about to go, or done with school and want to reminisce about your past as a student, here are some YA books with school settings!

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The Lunar Chronicles Dream Cast

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I’ve created a dream cast one time before a couple years ago (check out my Throne of Glass Dream Cast here), and I had a fun time discovering new actors and actresses as I scoured the internet to find the perfect person to fill the role of each character. I thought it was due time that I try and make another dream cast, but this time for a different beloved series: The Lunar Chronicles by Marissa Meyer.

I don’t know a lot of actors or actresses, meaning I don’t know much about their acting skills and styles (because I don’t watch a lot of TV shows or movies). Because of that, I chose these people you’re about to see solely based on their looks. I know that’s not how actors are chosen, but I’m so clueless when it comes to celebrities. Just keep that in mind.

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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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