October Wrap Up

As the end of this month comes, you know what that means! A wrap up! Now this month has been semi-productive, because I did finish books. But at the same time, I also started a few towards the end of this month, so I’m not done with them just yet. Anyway’s here are some of the books I read this month.

To All the Boys I’ve Loved Before: Jenny Han:  This was a cute, little read that you can finish in hours. It is super fast paced and is pretty adorable. Check out my full review under the book reviews tab.

 

Blood of Olympus: By now, you probably know I was semi-dissapointed with this book. It would have been a great book, if it was just in the middle of the series and not the finale. However I had many more thoughts (positive and negative) on my book review so check that out if you’d like.

 

Can’t Look Away: I actually didn’t post any review on this book, because I didn’t really have many thoughts on it. It was good, don’t get me wrong, but it was just one of those books you forget about in an hour. However I think this was on my September release post, so if you wan t a summary either check that out or head over to goodreads.

 

I also started two books and I should be done with them very soon! These two books are Paper Towns and This is What Happy Looks Like.

 

So that’s all of the books I can think of right now. Look at for my November Releases that should be out these next 2-3 days!

Top Ten Tuesday

Oct 28: Top Ten Characters to Dress up like for Halloween

This is a meme created by the Broke and the Bookish. They come up with some super cool topics, so check them out at their blog:  http://www.brokeandbookish.com/

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    1. Hermione Granger: This would be a great costume, because I think it would be super cool to wear robes, have a wand, and talk in a British accent all night, but maybe that’s just me.
    2. Tris Prior: Not going to lie, I’ve actually have dressed up like her for occasions, and let me tell you, it is super fun wearing training gear with drawn on tattoos.
    3. Elizabeth Bennet: This would actually be a very fun costume to put together, especially because it is in a different time period. IT would be like you were pretending to be part of a different generation, which is pretty neat.
    4. Anyone from The Hobbit/LOTR: I mean those guys just have the best little costumes, but I think the best one would be dressing up as Gollum. It would actually be kind of a freaky costume, because if I saw someone crouched down with a ring muttering precious, I would be kind of scared.
    5. Dorothy: I mean this one is pretty easy, but it would be pretty easy get a dress and some red slippers, and if you really want to get serious, maybe even a little dog.
    6. Harry Potter:  This honestly could be for anyone, because really who doesn’t want to be Harry Potter.
    7. Katniss Everdeen: Yeah, I’ve seen this. A lot. But it is simple and people recognize Katniss’ very quickly.
    8. A Librarian: I mean this is actually a character (I’m sure there is a character but I don’t know anyone) but I mean this person does work with books? Does it count?
    9. Cath: Cath is just a basic fangirl, so some of us could just wear our normal day outfit. However if you want to be more like Cath, a simple “Keep Calm and Carry On Simon” shirt would be easy enough.
    10. Disney Princesses/Fairy Tale Characters: Cinderella, Little Red Riding Hood, Goldie Locks, all of these are stories, and some of these characters would be very cool to dress up as.

 

Chocolate Book Tag

In honor of Halloween being just a few days away, I decided to do the Chocolate book tag. This is a super fun tag, and if you want to check out the original video, the creator is down below.

Creator: A Daydreamer’s Ramblings https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BpVyxbLJleg

Dark Chocolate: A book that covers a dark topic

Speak by Laurie Halse Anderson: If you haven’t heard of this book, it is about a girl who goes through a horrible experience, to the point to where she no longer wants to speak. The book deals with some very hard topics, and thw whole time you want to know what happened.

White Chocolate: You’re favorite light-hearted humorous read

Anna and the French Kiss by Stephanie Perkins: This is a perfect little book that is just funny and cute, and is very easy to read. It is great after finishing a very emotional book.

Milk Chocolate — A book that has a lot of hype that you’re dying to read.

Throne of Glass by Sarah J. Maas: I finally got this book, and I can’t wait to start reading it! So far I know is about an awesome assasin, and that everyone loves it, and that is really all I need to know.

Chocolate with a caramel center — Name a book that made you feel all gooey in the middle while you were reading it

Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows by J.K. Rowling: This story just melts you heart, because it is a truly wonderful way to end a wonderful series. You are laughing one page and crying the other, and it is just perfect.

Wafer-free Kit-Kat — Name a book that surprised you lately.

We Were Liars by E. Lockhart: Yeah this book is very surprising. I went into it not knowing anything about it, I had just randomly picked it up, and I recommend everyone doing that!

Snickers — A book that you are going nuts about

My True Love Gave to Me: Yes you have seen this title a billion time by now, but I just can’t handle the perfection of it!

Hot Chocolate with cream and marshmallows — What book would you turn to for a comfort read?

Fangirl by Rainbow Rowell: By now, you know my love of Rainbow Rowell, especially Fangirl. It is just such a comforting book that I could read whenever I wanted to.

Box of chocolates — What series have you read that you feel has a wide variety and a little something for everyone.

Hunger Games by Suzanne Collins: This was probably expected, but I really would recommend this to anyone. There is a mix for both guys and girls. It has action and adventure, but also the romance. Obviously many people have enjoyed it, or there wouldn’t be such a big hype about it.

I think I might try to find another Halloween tag or post for one of these next few days. Remember if you would like to participate in this tag, please give credit to the creator (link at top), and please comment you post so others can see it!

The Sunday Post

thesundaypostThe Sunday Post is a meme held by Caffeinated Book Reviewer. It is a post the lets you recap events and posts from that week, and give some insight into what the next week is. If you want to learn more about it here is her website: http://caffeinatedbookreviewer.com/the-sunday-post-meme

Alright, so you might have seen that I was having issues with posting this week, so there isn’t really much to recap. My only post was Sorry! and it was just explaining what had happened. However, since I was gone, I have a whole slew of posts coming in this week! This includes:

  •  A Halloween Inspired Tag
  • October Wrap Up
  • November Releases
  • Top Ten Tuesday (there will be two to make up for last Tuesday!)

I also have some book reviews that might come out this week. I’m also looking for some other Halloween-related posts, since Friday is Halloween! That’s all for now, and next week’s Sunday post will actually have things to recap!

 

Would you Rather Book Tag

This is my first tag on this blog! I hope you enjoy it, and I look forward to doing more of these, because they are pretty fun.

 

Would you rather…

 

  1. Read only trilogies or stand-alones?

Trilogies: I love science fiction and fantasy, and it would be really hard for those to be stand-alone. I love being able to see the characters develop and have more detail.

 

  1. Read only female or male authors?

I don’t really want to choose this one, because I think both are great. The gender doesn’t matter to me, as long as they got a good story.

 

  1. Shop at Barnes & Noble or Amazon?

Amazon, because it’s cheaper and I can get it on my kindle. (Plus I can do it online, and don’t have to leave the house)

 

  1. All books become movies or t.v. shows?

Movies because could you imagine all the horrible tv shows that could come out of some books. *shudders*

 

  1. Read 5 pages per day or 5 books per week?

5 books per week, even though it would be super hard due to business, but I couldn’t just stop after 5 pages. What if I was at the climax?

 

  1. Be a professional reviewer or author?

Professional author, because I want to create my own story.

 

  1. Only read your top 20 favorite books over and over or always read new ones that you haven’t read before?

Read new ones, because I want to be able to discover new favorites.

 

  1. Be a librarian or book seller?

A librarian because I would be able to help people find books they are interested in and discover new books that I could just check out later.

 

  1. Only read your favorite genre, or every genre except your favorite?

Read every genre but my favorite because there are tons on other genres, and there are only so many times you can read the same thing/idea over and over.

 

  1. Only read physical books or eBooks?

eBooks because cheaper and can access them easier.

 

Creator: RayKayBooks

http://youtu.be/tcZFaBgg7xw

 

So that’s it guys. Did you like it, and would you like mt to do more tags? If you have any suggestions, please comment below, or if you decide to do this tag, comment your URL, because I would love to see them!

Why things are really confusing right now!

You’ve probably noticed, but as of right now, my blog posts are not all that consistent. I mean my book reviews all have different formats, my monthly releases look different, and I keep adding and making changes to things. I know, it is a mess. Since starting Find me in the Library, I have been in a continuous process of seeing what I like and dislike.I’m trying to work out all the little kinks, so please bear with me. I’m getting closer to a point where most things will be finalized. Of course, that doesn’t mean that things still can’t change. But for right now, I decided to let you in on some of the things I’m working on currently, and some new additions.

– I’m in the process of making a rating system for my reviews, so there will be a post about that very soon. I’m hoping this will make my reviews clearer and you can my see actual rating of the book.

– I’m also sketching out a schedule, so I will have new posts up frequently. I don’t won’t to get too behind, where I just leave for weeks at a time.

– I’m participating in a NEW meme called “The Sunday Post” which was created by Caffeinated Book Reviewer. It is where, I can post a recap of what was posted that week, and news/updates. I also will be trying to give some information on upcoming post for that week. Here is the original link: http://caffeinatedbookreviewer.com/the-sunday-post-meme

– Currently, I’m looking for another meme to go on Thursdays. Ideally, I want the memes to be Sun. Tues. Thurs. that way it’s not like one a day.

– And finally, (I know it’s a lengthy list) I will be incorporating tags on this blog. These are pretty much just the book tags that I see on YouTube, and they look fun, and I wanted to try them out. I haven’t really been tagged for any of them, they’re just ones I found myself, and will not be tagging people unless people are interested.

So that’s pretty much it for right now, I will be done with most of these things very soon. If you have any suggestions or if you have a Thursday meme, please let me know, I’m looking for a good one! Thanks!

How my preferred genre changes with my mood…

I’m pretty sure this doesn’t just happen to me. Have you ever read a book that just puts you in this whole new genre mood? For example, you could read a great historical fiction book, and then start looking for more history books to read. Or it could have the opposite effect where you read something, and you just want something completely different.

Right now, I have been on this contemporary book extravaganza (for lack of better word- also extravaganza sounds cool). This of course isn’t the worse thing, it is just very unusual. I do enjoy contemporary books, I really do. But I’m left disappointed a lot with them. Now don’t get me wrong there are some AMAZING contemporary book out there, but some are just kind of flat. That is why I am shocked that I’ve been reading so many of them lately. After some thinking, I came up with the idea that after I read a book I’ve been anticipating forever, I go on this contemporary kick. I specifically remember reading contemporary books after reading Allegiant. One thing about contemporary books, is that you can always find the happy cute ones that can lift your spirit after an author tore your heart out.

However, I have also had this work the other way on me. Of course when I read the Hunger Games for the first time, that just opened my eyes to this whole new genre of dystopian science fiction. After it I was constantly looking for more dystopian fiction . Same with Harry Potter, I wanted more fantasy. I just think it’s interesting how reading one book can spark up a whole new like or dislike. I hope this makes some sense, I couldn’t explain it as well as I wanted too.

So does this happen to you guys? Or am I just crazy with weird explanation for things?

Top Ten Tuesday: Places Books Have Made Me want to Visit (Real/Fictional)

So this is my first week of participating in Top Ten Tuesday, made by The Broke and the Bookish. They created this idea and I knew I was already doing lists like this, so when I found it, I decided it would be fun to do it with everybody else. It’ll pretty much be like my normal list posts, however I am going off a calendar they have. I will still be making my old lists or using some of their past list ideas. If you would like to check out their blog, here is their link:

October 14: Ten Places Books Have Made Me Want To Visit (whether fictional or real)

1. Hogwarts:
In no universe would I not add Hogwarts to my list of places I want to go. It would be amazing to run around this giant school, learning spells and magic. I mean I would be witch, and that would be just amazing.

2. Camp Half-Blood
Why would someone not want to go to Camp Half-Blood?! I would love to see all the cabins and be surrounded by demigods (especially if I get to see Percy and Annabeth). It would be amazing to be there (however I’m not sure if I would be great as a demigod haha)

3. Paris
The one book that makes me want to visit Paris one day has to be the one and only Anna and the French Kiss. Paris is more than just a setting in this book, it is a character, because the city is so alive. It would be amazing to walk the streets in such a beautiful place.

4. Rome
Mark of Athena definitely influenced this one me. I would just love to see all the old landmarks like the Parthenon. t is a city filled with so much history and this book makes me want to visit it so bad.

5. Greece:
This is just like Rome, I want to see the history of this beautiful place. This isn’t just Percy Jackson, but just Greek mythology as a whole. It would be very cool to see some of the buildings and just be in a place surrounded by things so old, you don’t know how they still exist.

6. Oregon
Yes, I know this is a pretty random one, but it comes from If I stay. I think Oregon would be a beautiful place to visit.

7. Diagon Alley
Yes, I know this is part of the Wizarding World and all, but it is a specific place. This is the most alive place you see in this world, and it is one of my favorites places to see while watching the HP movies.

8. Chicago
I’ve actually been to Chicago, and I loved it there, but I’m talking about Divergent Chicago. However I going to make a tweak and say Divergent Chicago before they learned about what was really going on and there was war. I just want to see what the
factions would look like.

9. The Capitol
Of course, it would be pretty cool to see everyone in the Captiol in Panem. Of course, I wouldn’t want to really live in a place where the Hunger Games takes place. I mean, some intense stuff goes down in Panem.

Yeah, well I got to 9 so I guess that is pretty good. I honestly couldn’t think of any other worlds right now. As soon as I post this, I’ll probably think of thousands of them. Guess that’s just the way it is. So what are some places that books have made you want to visit?

The Mortal Instruments TV Show?!

Many of you have probably seen the Mortal Instruments Movie, or have at least heard of how big of a flop it was in the theaters. They decided that instead of making of movie, they would turn the series into a TV show. They are projecting to film a pilot with in a couple of months, and then hopefully air the show in Fall 2015. This means that they will more than likely recast, and find actors than those who acted in the movie (which may or may not be good news, depending on your own opinion). People are questioning if they will start of with City of Bones or continue on with City of Ashes. I think it would be more logical to start the series off again, so they can add in the extra details. By doing so, they should be able to stay true to the book more, which rarely happens.

What do you guys think about it being a TV series? Where should they start it? Who would you like to see casted? Leave your comments below!

To All the Boys I’ve Loved Before Book Review

To All the Boys I’ve Loved Before by Jenny Han

Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

Lara Jean had loved many boys before, but could never tell them. She would just write them a good-bye love letter, and seal them out of her life. She didn’t have to worry about the boys after she wrote the letters, her feelings were locked away. That is until someone mails the letters out to each of the boys. Now, everyone is confronting Lara about her feelings, like the boy from seventh grade. Even her sister’s ex-boyfriend.

 

This was a cute contemporary book, that is perfect for reading it in one sitting. Before I even started the book, I was already drawn in by the concept, because it seemed like it would play out to be very funny and adorable. I was definitely right. I loved the relationship between all the characters, like the three sisters, Margot and Josh, Lara Jean and Peter. They all the best relationships with one another, and I loved the way they interacted.

 

While reading this book, I knew there was no way that Lara Jean and Josh would actually become anything. Josh wasn’t in the book enough, he just popped in and out at random times. One of my favorite parts is when he keeps telling her that they could’ve been together and when he tries to kiss her, and she pulls away. I think this is when she realizes that she really does love Peter.

 

Speaking of Peter, his relationship with Lara Jean was adorable! As soon as they said they were doing the whole “fake” relationship thing, you need they would end up actually liking each other. I mean it super cliché, but it was still very cute in this book. I loved watching their relationship grow, as they started breaking their own rules in the contract, and going out of their way for the other person. Also, I loved how he didn’t like completely ignore Kitty like a jerk, and actually talked and  played with her.

 

Kitty was hilarious in this book. She was very different from Lara Jean, and I loved how persistent she was. The way she planted the seed about wanting a puppy, and then just casually throwing good things about dogs into conversations was adorable. And of course without her, we wouldn’t even have the story, since she was the one that sent out Lara Jean’s letters. This was the only thing that bothered me about Lara Jean. She never even tried to figure out who sent the letters out. It was pretty obvious though, since there were only a few people in the house, and Kitty was mad at Lara Jean.

 

Overall this was a pretty god book. I was kind of sad that it ended the way it did, but then I realized that there is a sequel coming out next year! I am very excited to see where that story goes.