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16 Blogging Days of Winter – Day 1

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Favorite Books Set In Winter-Time

There are several books that I love that are set in winter time. The books in my list are all over the place. Some are YA contemporary, some are paranormal, but overall I suggest you read them all because they are the perfect books to read on a cold winter day.

  1. Let It Snow by John Green, Lauren Myracle, Maureen Johnson – Three authors. Three Stories. One Town.
  2. Frostbite (VA #2) by Richelle Mead – This is the second book in the vampire academy series and let me just tell you, ski resort, vampires, danger, and love.
  3. The Fiery Heart (BL #4) by Richelle Mead – This is the fourth book in the Bloodlines series which is the spinoff series of VA. Even a cold California winter can get hot real fast. 😉
  4. Suite Dreams by Rachel Hawthorne – This is the perfect, most fluffiest book for the winter time. If this book were a drink, it would be a hot chocolate with marshmallows.

What are some of your favorite winter time books?

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Book Review: The Fault in Our Stars by John Green

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Goodreads Summary:

Diagnosed with Stage IV thyroid cancer at 13, Hazel was prepared to die until, at 14, a medical miracle shrunk the tumours in her lungs… for now.

Two years post-miracle, sixteen-year-old Hazel is post-everything else, too; post-high school, post-friends and post-normalcy. And even though she could live for a long time (whatever that means), Hazel lives tethered to an oxygen tank, the tumours tenuously kept at bay with a constant chemical assault.

Enter Augustus Waters. A match made at cancer kid support group, Augustus is gorgeous, in remission, and shockingly to her, interested in Hazel. Being with Augustus is both an unexpected destination and a long-needed journey, pushing Hazel to re-examine how sickness and health, life and death, will define her and the legacy that everyone leaves behind.

What I like:

I absolutely adored the relationship between Augustus and Hazel. I loved the humor and the witty lines in this book. I was pleasantly surprised because I was expecting something along the lines of an Abundance of Katherines and Looking for Alaska hybrid and it wasn’t. I am not one to love every part of a book; I can always find something wrong with it, but this book just left me breathless and actually made me shed a tear. A tear for me is the equivalence of others sobbing. The letter at the end that Augustus wrote was beautiful. It left me gasping for breathe with how beautifully written it was.

What I dislike:

The only complaint I have with this book is how the relationship of Augustus and Hazel ended up turning out in the end.

Overall:

I cannot express how much I love this book so I will just say it was brilliant and it will not be easily forgotten.

Rating: 5/5

Rating System:

1/5: I hated it.

2/5: It had some redeeming qualities but overall, not a good book.

3/5: I liked it (A fun read).

4/5: I really like it, but something was missing.

5/5: I love it! A Masterpiece!

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Day 4, 5, 6, & 7 of the 30 Day Book Challenge

Day 4: Favorite book of your favorite series

“My favorite book in the Vampire Academy Series would have to be Shadow Kiss.”

Day 5: A book that makes you happy

“A book that makes me happy is Divergent by Veronica Roth. I know that is a weird choice, but ugh, it makes me happy in so many ways.”

Day 6: A book that makes you sad

The Fault in Our Stars by John Green. That book ripped me to shreds.”

Day 7: Most underrated book

Love Story by Jennifer Echols. I don’t know anyone else that has read it except for myself and one other person and I let that person borrow the book.”

Care to share your choices? 🙂

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June 30 Day Book Challenge (Day 1)

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I will be partaking in the 30 Day Book Challenge this month with my friend Anjie. You will have a post a day from me this month! Exciting stuff! (Yes, I love using exclamation points because I am just so darn excited!)

Day 1:

The best book I’ve read this year is The Fault in Our Stars by John Green. I read this book about two weeks ago and I experienced my first book hangover ever. It left me wanting more. I was skeptical of this book at first because I had read Looking for Alaska and An Abundance of Katherines and they weren’t exactly my cup of tea, but TFiOS was just amazing. It deserves to be #1 in the NYT Best Sellers List.

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Top Ten Tuesday: Top Ten Favorite Books I Read Before I Was A Blogger

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Another Top Ten Tuesday! Woo! This is exciting. I’m on a roll. Thank you to The Broke and The Bookish for hosting the Top Ten Tuesday meme. Without further ado, here I go!

Top Ten Favorite Books I Read Before I Was A Blogger

  1. Vampire Academy by Richelle Mead
  2. Amy and Roger’s Epic Detour by Morgan Matson
  3. Bloodlines by Richelle Mead
  4. Queen of Babble by Meg Cabot
  5. I’d Tell You I Love You But I’d Have To Kill You (Gallagher Girls Series) by Ally Carter
  6. Second Chance Summer by Morgan Matson
  7. Let It Snow by John Green, Lauren Myracle, Maureen Johnson
  8. Getting Over Garrett Delaney by Abby McDonald
  9. The Daughters by Joanna Philbin
  10. Love Story by Jennifer Echols

I haven’t been blogging for too long which lead to a long list of books I could choose from. I picked books I’ve read in the past 4-5 years because they are fresher in my mind.

What are some of your favorite books?

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Let It Snow Book Giveaway

Hello everyone!

I am giving away the book “Let It Snow” by John Green, Maureen Johnson, & Lauren Myracle.

This is how it looks:

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Let It Snow by JG, MJ, & LM

The giveaway is over at my tumblr: theblueoak.tumblr.com

The link to the post of the giveaway & rules to enter is: http://theblueoak.tumblr.com/Letitsnowbookgiveaway

Good Luck to everyone & Happy Reading!