Tuesday Meme

Top Ten Songs I Wish Were Books

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I know I listen to a lot of music and each has it’s own story. Below are the ones I wish were books so I could read more about the characters.

Liz

  • Enchanted, Taylor Swift
  • Here With Me, The Killers
  • If I Could Fly, One Direction
  • From Afar, Emmylou, and Georgia, Vance Joy
  • Not Over You, Gavin Degraw
  • Springsteen, Eric Church
  • Ain’t Much For Lyin’, Fairground Saints
  • Transatlanticism, Death Cab for Cutie
  • Dead Flowers, Miranda Lambert
  • Mine, Third Eye Blind
  • Today, Joshua Radin

Clearly I am a sucker for sad piano ballads.

Veronica

  • Style, Taylor Swift
  • Must Have Done Something Right, Relient K
  • Sahara, Relient K
  • I Almost Do, Taylor Swift
  • It Was Always You, Maroon 5
  • Gravity, John Mayer
  • Makes Me Wonder, Maroon 5
  • Friends, Lovers, Or Nothing, John Mayer
  • Edge Of Desire, John Mayer

Yes, I listen to a lot of sappy sad love songs…

Tuesday Meme

Top Four 2016 Debuts Novels We Are Looking Forward To

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Top Ten 2016 Debuts Novels We Are Looking Forward To

Liz’s Picks

I’ve only got two picks this week. I have a lot more books by established authors coming out in 2016, but not debut authors.

Rebel of the Sands by Alwyn Hamilton

Rebel of the Sands

Rebel of the Sands reveals what happens when a dream deferred explodes—in the fires of rebellion, of romantic passion, and the all-consuming inferno of a girl finally, at long last, embracing her power.

The Love That Split the World by Emily Henry

The Love That Split the World

Emily Henry’s stunning debut novel is Friday Night Lights meets The Time Traveler’s Wife, and perfectly captures those bittersweet months after high school, when we dream not only of the future, but of all the roads and paths we’ve left untaken

Vero’s List:

The Heir and The Spare by Emily Albright

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I haven’t really heard much hype about this book, but as I was looking at the YA 2016 Spring Debuts this one seemed like it would be a fun read. The title almost intrigues me!

A Study In Charlotte by Brittany Cavallaro

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John Watson. Sherlock Holmes. Enough Said. That’s all I need to know for it to be on my watch list! CAN’T WAIT!

Tuesday Meme

Ten Books We Are Thankful For

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Vero’s List:

THIS. IS. SO HARD. And I am going to cheat because I can’t just pick five. No way. All the books in this list made an impact. I’m thankful for each one for different reasons. I don’t want to make this a long post, so I will save that for the comments. If you want to know why I’m thankful for a specific book, ask me in the comments!

Fixing Delilah and The Summer of Chasing Mermaids by Sarah Ockler.

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Tonight The Streets Are Ours and This Song Will Save Your Life by Leila Sales

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Open Road Summer by Emery Lord

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If I Stay by Gayle Forman

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Crash Into You by Katie McGarry

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Liz’s List:

I am so copying Veronica on this one because I also can’t pick five books. I’ve read so many books over the years that really opened the door to others I wouldn’t have found. In general, I am thankful for the wide variety of books and authors available to us to choose from, though there is never enough time to read them all. Also most, if not all, of these books made me cry.

Inescapable and Under Different Stars by Amy A. Bartol

Inescapable (The Premonition, #1)  Under Different Stars (Kricket, #1)

A Matter of Truth by Heather Lyons

A Matter of Truth (Fate, #3)

Six of Crows and Shadow and Bone by Leigh Bardugo

Six of Crows (Six of Crows, #1)  Shadow and Bone (The Grisha, #1)

Outlander by Diana Gabaldon

Outlander (Outlander, #1)

Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban by JK Rowling

Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban (Harry Potter, #3)

Tuesday Meme

Top Ten Quotes I Loved from Books I Read in the Past Year

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Vero’s List:

A) “But pessimism and reality are usually mistaken for each other.”

JoyrideAnna Banks

B) “I used to think that loving somebody meant sacrificing anything for them. I thought it meant writing them a blank cheque. I thought it meant that you would die without each other. But it turns out that death and a broken heart are not he same.

These days, I think that love is not so dramatic as all that. Maybe loving somebody means simply they bring out the best in you, and you bring out the best in them – so that together, you are always the best possible versions of yourselves.”

Tonight The Streets Are OursLeila Sales

C) “Selflessness. It should be the basis of every relationship. If a person truly cares about you, they’ll get more pleasure from the way they make you feel, rather than the way you make them feel.

Confess, Colleen Hoover

D) “His pink fingers found the shell around my neck, touched it softly. He lifted it and saw the scar. His brow furrowed. 

He whispered, “Is your voice inside the shell?”

I smiled a little sadly.

“That’s okay,” he said. “We don’t have to talk to be friends.”

The Summer of Chasing Mermaids, Sarah Okcler

E) “Because with true friends, no one is keeping score. But it still feels good to repay them – even in the tiniest increments.”

The Start of Me and You, Emery Lord

Liz’s List:

I’d like to point out this was difficult.

A) “Stay,” she panted. Tears leaked from her eyes. “Stay till the end.”
“And after,” he said. “And always.”
“I want to feel safe again. I want to go home to Ravka.”
“Then I’ll take you there. We’ll set fire to raisins or whatever you heathens do for fun.”
“Zealot,” she said weakly.
“Witch.”
“Barbarian.”
“Nina,” he whispered, “little red bird. Don’t go.”

Six of Crows, Leigh Bardugo

B) “… Somebody who helps balance her out, someone who makes sure her feet stay on the ground when life is tough and lift up into the aid when her lips find his. She needs somebody smart and funny and comfortable and exciting all at the same time. She needs somebody to go to sleep with who makes her feel secure enough not to care that she snores or drools, and somebody to wake up with who won’t judge her when her hair sticks up and pillowcase lines crease her face.”

A Matter of Truth, Heather Lyons

C)“Blue,” he warned, but his voice was chaotic. This close, his throat was scented with mint and wool sweater and vinyl car seat, and Gansey, just Gansey.

She said, “I just want to pretend. I want to pretend that I could.”

Blue Lily, Lily Blue, Maggie Stiefvater

D) “I know what’s happened,” Apollo said after a few seconds. My brows furrowed. “What are you talking about?” He nodded at the board. My gaze dropped to the game and I nearly passed out. He’d spelled SEX and AIDEN with those stupid little squares.”  

Deity, Jennifer L. Armentrout

E) “If I were human, I’d plow the nicest farm for you.”  

End of Days, Susan Ee

Tuesday Meme

Top Ten Book To Movie Adaptations We Are Looking Forward To

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Vero’s List:

1. Ugly Love by Colleen Hoover

*squeals* I know. I know. Fangirls everywhere are fanning themselves right now. It is in production. Nik keeps posting pilot selfies. It’s all too much. The book is really good, but I just hope they don’t turn it into another Fifty Shades of Grey because it is not!

2. Allegient by Veronica Roth

I feel like the Divergent hype might have died down, but I am loyal until the end. I need to see what they change and what they do. Also, the movie scores and soundtracks so far have been fantastic!

3. Heist Society by Ally Carter

You have no idea how much I want to see Hale come to life. That boy will be the death of me. Also, we need to see a kickass female con artist because its not just a male dominated industry. Hehe.

4. The Darkest Minds by Alexander Bracken

I’m really stoked this is being made into a movie. I’m a sucker for a dystopian novel turned movie and I can’t wait to see the book come to life. Reading TDM it was difficult at times to picture things which is why I think I never continued reading the trilogy. Maybe having visuals to go with it will push me to finish the trilogy once and for all!

Liz’s List:

5.Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them by J.K. Rowling

So clearly we know we’re getting this as a movie. Release date is in November 18, 2016. I have been overly pumped for this because the lack of anything Harry Potter in my life has been palpable. With the release of the cast in August 2015 and the exclusive Entertainment Weekly cover with Eddie Redmayne as Newt Scamander my excitement levels has increase exponentially. I wailed with excitement and cried at my desk for the beauty of the cover. Let’s just say I need November 18, 2016 to be here yesterday.

 

6.Obsidian by Jennifer L. Armentrout

This movie adaptation was just announced by Jennifer herself. The production company Mr. Mudd will be working on the film and Sierra Affinity is backing the movie. I absolutely loved this novel and am totally excited to about the prospect of a film version. Alien love stories- my favorite! My worries are always the same when book to movie adaptations happen- wrong cast, leaving out of crucial moments, etc. One of my biggest concerns is that it will be another Twilight film (which I hated- books and movies). More information about the film can be found on Jennifer’s website. This movie is currently listed as “in development”.

6.Fallen by Lauren Kate

This book is part of a series I read a few years ago. “It’s about a young girl who attends a boarding school after being blamed for the death of a boy in her home town. At he school she finds herself drawn to a fellow student, unaware that he is an angel, and has loved her for thousands of year.” I am interested in how this movie turns out since the plot is fairly simple. They already have a cast though more information is difficult to find. I am confident that this movie will be halfway decent since the author, Lauren Kate, is credited as a writer for the project. It is currently “in production” with a release date of 2016.

8.The Night Circus by Erin Morgenstern

While this book isn’t necessarily labeled as “Young Adult”, it is a cross generational story for everyone to enjoy. There is magic, a feud, and romance. This was the first ebook I read and I was extremely impressed with the author- it was her debut book. The film rights have been optioned by Summit Entertainment but that is about all the information available at this point. Keeping my fingers crossed that it reaches “in production” status soon.

9.Daughter of Smoke and Bone by Laini Taylor

This book was A-MAZ-ING! Read it! Karou and Akiva are two of my all-time favorite characters. It was suggested to me by my best friend and I threw through the trilogy because it was so good. And Hopefully the movie is great too. Right now drafts of the script are being written and it looks like Universal Pictures optioned the film rights. Lets hope we get more information soon!

Tuesday Meme

Five Bookish Habits I Want To Quit

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Moment of truth. Let’s be real today.

There are many things I hate doing, but I always do them. We all have them, but we don’t want to tell anyone, especially if you are a book blogger *hides*. But I will be truthful today and I have a feeling at least some of you are doing of the same things I am. At least I tell myself that to feel better. Whatever works right?

1. Start A Book and Leave It Aside For Several Months

Ahhhh… Yes. I do this a lot. I do this more as the years go by. I told myself I would never be one of those readers that started books and would not finish them for months at a time and… I became one. Shame on me. I hope I change that new habit soon.

2. Not Review Guilty Pleasure Reads

My guilty pleasures are either New Adult or YA Fantasy books. I tell myself I don’t know much about the subject, therefore I cannot make an educated review. BULLCRAP I tell you. I need to start writing reviews on books that I LOVE. Honestly, I think it’s the fear of not properly reviewing it due to fan-girling that stops me from writing reviews on those type of novels.

3. Buy Books That I Won’t Read In The Next Six Months

YALLWEST. I bought ALL THE BOOKS at YALLWEST. Have I read any that I bought? NO. I need to stop. So far, I’ve successfully changed my ways in the last few months, but I hope I keep being good and don’t binge buy books one day.

4.Buy Books because they are cheap, not because I want them

I feel like that goes with number 3, but it also has to be addressed as its own topic. Who apart from me is guilty of at least doing this once? *raises hand* I’m right there with you. I’ve been really good at not buying books just because they’re cheap this year, but last year is a whole other story. I lived in Texas for three months and there was a Half Price Books right around the corner. I’m sure you can fill in the rest. O_O

5. Tell Myself I have to read a book in one-sitting

This is a new one I’ve been struggling with. I used to have the time to read books in one go, but each day we get busier and there are new things that need to be done and in turn makes it not possible to a read book in one sitting. I wish I had 3-4 hours at a time to read and not feel guilty. I also like to procrastinate at times so… that’s also why I put of reading. Yes, I need help. *cries*

 

Any of you have some of the same habits that they’re trying to kick to the curb? I know it will be hard to, but my goal is to slowly but surely start changing my habits. I’ll keep you guys posted on how it goes. What are some of your bad bookish habits? Come on… I know you all have some too. 🙂

Tuesday Meme

Last Ten Books That Came Into My Possession

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 Last Ten Books That Came Into My Possession (bought, library, review copies)

1. Wait For You by Jennifer L. Armentrout

2. A Million Miles Away by Lara Avery

3. Never, Sometimes, Always by Adi Alsaid

4. Compulsion by Martina Boone

5. Jesse’s Girl by  Miranda Keneally

6. The Host by Stephanie Meyer

7. Dirty Little Secret by Jennifer Echols

I have a mixture of ARC’s, trades, and new releases. What are some books that recently came into your possession?