Mid-Year Book Freak Out Tag

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July has started, which means that we are in the second half of 2017. I totally forgot about this tag until I saw it pop up in several blogs. Since I had nothing better to do with my life at the moment, I decided to do it again this year. You can check out my take on this tag from 2016 here.

This tag was created by Read Like Wildfire and Elyjayne. Make sure to watch their videos and give them some love!

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The Dim Sum Book Tag

I saw this tag on Anna’s blog (My Bookish Dream) and wanted to give it a try because I love dim sum. It’s been forever since I’ve eaten them, but man, they are delicious! If you haven’t tried them before, I highly encourage you find a place that sells them because you won’t be disappointed.

This tag was created by Joey @ Thoughts and Afterthoughts and Jenna @ Reading with Jenna. Dim sum is a style of Chinese cuisine whereby food is served in small (tapas-like) portions and is common during yum cha (which literally means: drinking tea). This tag is inspired by good company and good eats.

Here are some rules to devour this tag:

  1. Thank the blogger who nominated you, linking back to their site
  2. Devour dim sum and answer the tag questions
  3. Tag five others to join your round table for some dim sum fun
  4. Food coma

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Diverting your attention

Recently I watched a Vlogbrother video (go Nerdfighteria!) that the Hank half of the Green brothers made. It’s called Things That You Just Might Love. He talked about how people who have attention and money use that attention and money to gain more attention and money (he explains it better than I do), and how he wanted to divert some of that attention to the things he loves.

And I wanted to do the same.

By no means am I famous or making money off of this blog, but I did want to share some of the things I loved because why not?

Also, I haven’t been posting that frequently on this blog because school (and writer’s block >.< ) are taking up a lot of my time. I wanted to use some of your extra attention and put them to places and things that I love.

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The North Texas Teen Book Festival was Overwhelming but Fun #nttbf17

So, I went to the North Texas Teen Book Festival for the first time Saturday and I have to admit, it was pretty exciting. The only other book festival I went to before was the Texas Teen Book Festival and that didn’t hold a spark compared to this one. I thought that the NTTBF was going to be a bit smaller in scale because it only covered a small portion of Texas, but surprisingly the turnout was big. The convention center that it took place in was PACKED. I had never seen so many people in one place just for books.

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Top 10 Books of 2016

Is it just me or did this year go by really quickly? I didn’t get much reading in compared to last year, but it still was a good reading year. I read a lot of books that I enjoyed and found some new favorites. I can’t say that I adventured far away from the fantasy genre, however. I still need to work on expanding my horizons. Only two out of the top ten books of 2016 are not fantasy/sci-fi. I read a bit more than just two non-fantasy novels this year, but my list clearly shows that I read mainly fantasy. Who’s surprised? No one? Yeah, me neither.

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Hopefully I’ll find more books to read next year that aren’t fantasy, but old habits die hard.

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Empire of Storms (Throne of Glass, #5) by Sarah J. Maas | Book Review

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imageTitle: Empire of Storms
Series: Throne of Glass, #5
Author: Sarah J. Maas
Published: 9/06/16
Edition: hardcover
Pages: 693
My Rating: 5 / 5
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WARNING: There are spoilers in this review. 

I wrote a spoiler-free section, but there are spoilers of the past Throne of Glass books in it. I also wrote a spoiler-filled section for those who want to fangirl with me. Please keep the comment section spoiler-free for our friends who aren’t up-to-date with the series yet. Thanks! ❤

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7 Different Types of Characters in YA Fantasy Novels

I’m trying something a little bit different today.

I’m basing this post off of iiSuperwomanii’s video style. She always makes videos of different types of [insert noun here]. I wanted to do a post like that, but making it into something bookish related. That being said…

This post isn’t meant to offend any authors or aspiring writers.

Even as I make fun of some the characters, I still love them all and will continue to read books with these types of characters in them.

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