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16 Blogging Days of Winter – Day 9

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2013 was the year I’ve read the most books ever. So far I’ve read 120 and there are still three days in the year so I might just bump up that number by 2 or 3 more books. Out of the three topics we could talk about today, I decided to focus on my favorite reads of 2013. Here are some of the books I thought surpassed my expectations and blew them out of the water!

Favorite Reads of 2013

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Honorary Mentions:

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16 Blogging Days of Winter – Day 8

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Today y’all gotta guess which book each object represents. Finally a post where I’m going to make you guys work. Let’s do this! *first pump*

1. Red Sea Glass

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2. Horseshoe

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3. Banana

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4. Silver Stake

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5. Lily

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6. Headphones

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What are your guesses? Come on guys, I’m sure you call all guess at least one of the books! 🙂

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16 Blogging Days of Winter – Day 7

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Favorite Book Family

I thought long and hard about this. There are so many family friendships that I love and cherish, but the one I’m going to have to pick is the family in The Books of Broken Hearts by Sarah Ockler. This book has the best of both worlds, a beautiful family and a beautiful friendship that turns into something more… (Can I have a Vargas boy too?)

The runner up for my favorite book family would be Second Chance Summer by Morgan Matson. Even though this story is so sad and heartbreaking, it goes through every face of what a family is, the trials a family can come upon, and how even strained friendships can be salvaged bringing healing to everyone.

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16 Blogging Days of Winter – Day 6

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Today’s topic is Favorite Bookish Quotes.

Today’s topic I find difficult because I have way too many favorite quotes. Let’s see if I can narrow it down to a few.

“I mean, it’s not surprising, really. Once you love something, you always love it in some way. You have to. It’s, like, part of you for good.”

“But in the real world, you couldnt really just split a family down the middle, mom on one side, dad the other, with the child equally divided between. It was like when you ripped a piece of paper into two: no matter how you tried, the seams never fit exactly right again. It was what you couldn’t see, those tiniest of pieces, that were lost in the severing, and their absence kept everything from being complete.”

-What Happened to Goodbye by Sarah Dessen

“You forgot another lesson: Never turn your back until you know your enemy is dead. Looks like we‚Äôll have to go over the lesson again the next time I see you–which will be soon. Love, D.”

-Blood Promise by Richelle Mead

“Friendship is born at that moment when one man says to another: “What! You too? I thought that no one but myself . . .”

-CS Lewis

“Each day means a new twenty-four hours. Each day means everything’s possible again. You live in the moment, you die in the moment, you take it all one day at a time. -Day”

-Legend by Marie Lu

“The things that are most precious to us are sometimes the most secret.”

-Perfect Scoundrels by Ally Carter

Here a few of the many. What are some of your favorite quotes?

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16 Blogging Days of Winter – Day 3

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What Am I Currently Reading?

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At the moment I am reading The Pretenders by Lisi Harrison.

I requested this novel on Net Galley and was approved. The book is written like a journal, which is one of the reasons why it caught my attention. The feelings you get from the book are raw. Every pretender is dealing with a different issue, but are all connected in the end. The sad thing is that all five characters are freshman going to Noble Prep. It’s sad to see how much pressure are put on high school students.

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16 Blogging Days of Winter – Day 2

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Today’s topic is all about the TBR. What am I reading next? Yesterday I just finished reading The Naturals by Jennifer Lynn Barnes which was a awesome book (review to come soon). After reading a heavy murder mystery I need a contemporary and the book I picked is…

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They’re from two different worlds.

He lives in the estate house, and she spends most of her time in the stables helping her father train horses. In fact, Savannah has always been much more comfortable around horses than boys. Especially boys like Jack Goodwin—cocky, popular and completely out of her league. She knows the rules: no mixing between the staff and the Goodwin family. But Jack has no such boundaries.

With her dream of becoming a horse jockey, Savannah isn’t exactly one to follow the rules either. She’s not going to let someone tell her a girl isn’t tough enough to race. Sure, it’s dangerous. Then again, so is dating Jack.