I’m Back!

Wait, what is Find me in the Library again? Oh yeah I think I remember now!

I’m so sorry that I have been absent for almost 2 weeks now. My whole plan for the My True Love Gave to Me Christmas Countdown sure went down in flames didn’t it? After a year, you forget how busy the weeks before Christmas really are. I was behind on my reading and the reviews and by the time I had a few of them ready, I just gave up on them. I didn’t want to give you a few quick written reviews. Time sure goes fast during the holiday season, and it doesn’t help when you don’t feel great for half of it.

But I am back now, and reading to get things back together. The new year is in 4 days, and there is still a lot left I want to get done. I hope I can squeeze them all in.

For now, I am going to go work on some posts!

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Christmas Countdown Surprise!

Many of you know that I have been talking about My True Love Gave to Me for awhile now. I wanted to read it back when it came out, but then I decided to wait until Christmas. The other day I noticed how I had been reading book had barely put any reviews out at all! So I decided, I will read one story from My True Love Gave to Me each day on the 12 days of Christmas. Not only that, but I will also post some sort of review or thoughts on that particular story! I think this will be a very fun way to countdown to Christmas, and I will still have additional Christmas posts as well.

Here is the order of the stories:

December 14: Midnights by Rainbow Rowell

December 15: The Lady and the Fox by Kelly Link

December 16: Angels in the Snow by Matt de la Pena

December 17: Polaris is Where You’ll Find Me by Jenny Han

December 18: It’s a Yuletide Miracle, Charlie Brown by Stephanie Perkins

December 19: Your Temporary Santa by David Levithan

December 20: Krampuslauf by Holly Black

December 21: What have you done, Sophia Roth? by Gayle Forman

December 22: Beer Buckets and Baby Jesus by Mrya McEntire

December 23: Welcome to Christmas, CA by Kiersten White

December 24: Star of Bethlehem by Ally Carter

December 25: The Girl Who Woke the Dreamer by Laini Taylor

 

This is going to be super fun!

14 DAYS: Christmas Cracker Tag

Today, marks the beginning of the Christmas posting. This was supposed to be up yesterday, but I was creating something I think will be really fun! That post will be up after this one, so watch for it! I decided to start off the Christmas posts with a tag. It was created by LucytheReader on youtuber. It is super fun and here is her link: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Mr8VHhSufC4 Let’s get started with the Christmas Cracker tag!

 

1. Pick a book with a wintery cover: For this I have to pick Let it Snow by John Green, Maureen Johnson, and Lauren Myracle. I mean look how wintery it is! It has snowflakes and the title is LET IT SNOW *singing*

2. Pick a book you are likely to buy as a present: This one was easy since I went to the store yesterday and bought this book for my friend because she wanted it. City of Bones by Cassandra Clare.

3. Pick a festive themed book: Of course I have to pick My True Love Gave to Me (insert millions of authors names here)! Oh and this may be part of my plan for Christmas…

4. Pick a book you could curl up with by the fireplace: I have to go with good ole Harry Potter for this one. No matter what time or season, Harry Potter is always a great choice!

5. Pick a book you want to read over the festive period: I choose two for this one; one normal book and one Christmas-y book. First, I really want to read The Darkest Minds over break and I also really want to read Dash and Lily’s Book of Dares!

6. Pick a book that was chilling: This was a little harder, but I picked We Were Liars by E. Lockhart because I just thought about if for days. I kept making little connections and found foreshadowing everywhere.

7. Pick a book on your Christmas wishlist: I want attachements. I want more Rainbow Rowell.

I hope this starts getting everyone in the Christmas spirit, and if you want to partcipate, make sure you include the creator (above)! Also comment links if you do the tag, I would love to see your thoughts!

Top Ten Tuesday: New Authors to Me in 2014

Top Ten Tuesday is a meme hosted by The Broke and the Bookish. Each week they give a bookish category and you have to try and pick your top 10 books. Check out their website at http://www.brokeandbookish.com/p/top-ten-tuesday-other-features.html

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This week the category was New-to-Me authors that I read in 2014. This easier compared to the last two weeks. let’s get started!

1. Rainbow Rowell: 2014 has brought many beautiful authors that I absolutely adore. I read Fangirl and Eleanor&Park this year and absolutely loves them. Fangirl became one of my new favorite books, and I actually just reread it the other day (not ashamed). I really want to read her two other books Attachments and Landline, and will definitely read all of her book to come

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Fangirl                                                                                           Eleanor & Park

2. Stephanie Perkins: Anna and the French Kiss was introduced to me this year and it was one of the best contemporary trilogys I have read before.

Anna and the French Kiss (Anna and the French Kiss, #1)

3. E. Lockhart: I read We Were Liars over the summer and it was beautifully and poetically written. I love Lockhart’s writing style and I would love to read her other works one day.

We Were Liars

4. F. Scott Fitzgerald: Now this one may seem a little off, but I read the Great gatsby this year, and it’s my favorite classic book (at least so far). I love the characters and all the symbolism and themes threaded throughout the novel.

The Great Gatsby

5. Laurie Halse Anderson: Another great book I read this year was Speak, and I was very shocked by the story. Laurie has many other deep, serious topics in her other books and those are high on my TBR list.

Speak

6. Marissa Meyer: Technically I read CInder like a week before 2014, but I’m still going to count it. I read Scarlet right after the new year and waited a month for Cress to come out and besides Harry Potter, the Lunar Chronicles is my favorite fantasty series.

Scarlet (The Lunar Chronicles, #2)

7. Gayle Forman: This lady definitely surprised me. The summarys of her book sounded okay, but I was never very interested. However, after reading If I stay, I knew her books were much better than they were depicted to be.

If I Stay (If I Stay, #1)

8. Jane Austen: I am reading Pride and Prejudice right now, and I just really love the story.

Pride and Prejudice

9. Jenny Han: I was always very skeptical of Jenny Han, because I wasn’t intrigued by the Summer I Turned Pretty books at all, but To the Boys I’ve Loved Before was a nice, refreshing contemporary book.

To All the Boys I've Loved Before (To All the Boys I've Loved Before, #1)

10. J.D. Salinger: I also read Catcher in the Rye this year and it was surprisngly much better than I expected it to be. Holden Caufield is the funniest character in the world.

The Catcher in the Rye

This list is made of many different authors, but these are just a few that I remember thorougly enjoying their books. There were many more but these are the stand-outs. Tomorrow it will officially be 15 days until Christmas, so let the Christmas posting begin! I am super excited and got some pretty fun stuff planned. Also witht the end of December comes the “Best of 2014” and the “What to read in 2015” posts, so those will come later on! What are some of your favorite new authors this year?

Sunday Post: It’s Beginning to Look a lot like….

The Sunday post is a meme created by The Caffeinated Book Reviewer. It gives you a chance to share what you have posted and give insight on what is coming soon! Check out her website at http://caffeinatedbookreviewer.com/the-sunday-post-meme.

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Yesterday, I finally posted the December Releases. This is where I give a list of books coming out in the month of December, and give their release dates. Here it is: December Releases!

I just finished the book Let it Snow by John Green, Maureen Johnson, and Lauren Myracle. I will have a review if it coming up soon this week.

And since it is beginning to look a lot like Christmas, prepare for tons of Christmas related posts! Yesterday I sat down and found fun tags and post ideas to do this holiday season. They will be coming soon since Christmas is only 18 days away!

This Tuesday I will be doing Top Ten Tuesday. The topic this week is New Authors to me that I read in 2014. This one should be pretty easy, cause I read many new authors this year!

I’m going to try to post some more this week, so stay tuned!

December Releases!

I apologize for the horrible lateness of this post. I know we have been in December for a whole week. I was trying to make a graphic like last time, but it wasn’t working out too well, so I decided to do just a normal post. This might not be the best post, because I was just trying to post it.

 

 

December 9th: Contemporary

 

  • No Place to Fall by Jaye Robin Brown: When Amber decides that she her dream is to sing for bigger crowds on bigger stages, Will helps her prepare to try out. Each minute they spend together, their relationship gets more and more complicated.

 

 

 

 

  • Top Ten Clues You’re Clueless by Liz Czukas: Chole despises being in the break room with her 5 other coworkers. Especially since one of them is Tyson. However, when they clear their names together, one of the worst things turns into one of Chole’s best.

 

 

 

 

  • For Real by Alison Cherry: How do you know who is for real between two sisters?

 

 

 

December 9th: Fantasy/Sci-FI

 

  • Princess of Thorns by Stacey Jay: A story about a warrior princess, who happens to be Sleeping Beauty’s daughter, as she tries to claim her throne. Great for Game of Thrones and Grimm fans.

 

 

 

 

  • Gathering Darkness by Morgan Rhodes:  3rd installment in the Falling Kingdoms series as the team races to find the Kindred.

 

 

 

 

  • Zodiac by Romina Russel: First book inspired by the astrological signs that combines sci-fi and fantasy.

 

 

 

 

December 23

 

  • This Shattered World by Amie Kaufman and Meagan Spooner: 2nd book in bestselling trilogy Starbound, that introduces 2 new star-crossed lovers.

 

 

 

These two books are already out by now, but you still may want to check them out:

 

 

  • Vicious by Sara Shepard: Finally, the last book of the Pretty Little Liars series.

 

 

 

 

  • The Queen by Kiera Cass: A short story revolving around Queen Amberly from the Selection trilogy.

 

Again, sorr that this is late. Today I am creating lots of posts, so be ready for this week!

Top Ten Tuesday/Update

Top Ten Tuesday is a meme created by The Broke and the Bookish. They create all kinds of super awesome list ideas that we all get to participate in. Check out their website: http://www.brokeandbookish.com/p/top-ten-tuesday-other-features.html

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I actually did a post like this for the November 18 Top Ten Tuesday. That post was about books I couldn’t wait to get, and I pretty much all of them were in 2015. So that being said, I don’t know any new series are debuts as or right now, but I am sure that there will be an upcoming post about them soon. I’m sorry that I couldn’t do the Top Ten Tuesday today.I will make up for it later.

However, I will tell you what is coming soon and what is happening now.

– I don’t know why this posted on Wednesday instead of Tuesday.

– I working on December Release and will be up soon

– I have decided to do a November/December Wrap up at the end of December since it is two busy months.

– I have some fun tags coming up (: