High School Musical Book Tag

I found this tag over at Addlepates and Book Nerds and I am really excited to do it! I’m not sure who the orginial creator is but, I know Books over People did this tag as well. If anyone knows the original creator, let me know so I can give credit where credit is due! Let’s get started…

 

1. The Start of Something New: a new favorite genre/book/series

Even though I read The Lunar Chronicles awhile ago now, it is the newest series that I have read and absolutely adored. Also Fairest came out the other so now I am even more pumped for Winter! Can Fall 2015 get here soon enough?

 

2. What I’ve been Looking For: a book that has everything you always wanted

There will never be a perfect book/series, but I think Harry Potter comes pretty close in my books. It has the action, adventure, romance, and humor. The overall series plot works out excellently and pretty much every string was tied up. If I had to pick one that was closest to perfect, I would definitely go with good ole Harry Potter.

 

3. Fabulous: A book with the biggest diva

Two answers for this one. The first one is pretty reasonable and I saw it as an answer and totally agreed, and that was Ridley from Beautiful Creatures. While she is definitely a diva, I’m pretty sure Magnus Bane from the Mortal Instruments/Infernal Devices has to take this one. (;

 

4. Status Quo: A book with a sterotype-defying character

This one is really hard. Maybe Annabeth because she beats the whole “blonde girls are dumb” sterotype since she is probably the smartest person in the whole series besides Athena. Also she fights better than most of the boys so…

 

5. Boys are Back: The best bromance

Will and Jem. How can you not pick Will and Jem? However, a very close runner up has to be Harry and Ron.

 

6. What time is it?: The best summer time read

Summer is a good season for contemporary, so I would have to go with Anna and the French Kiss or Fangirl.

 

7. Everyday: If you had to look at one cover everyday for the rest of your life, which would you choose?

I just adore the cover of The Heir by Kiera Cass. Each of her books has an actual reasonfor a girl in a dress on the cover. I think this one is just beautiful because I love the grey dress, and the sparkly navy background. It’s just beautiful to me.

 

8. Just Wanna be with You: a book you couldn’t put down

The Fault in Our Stars. I sat down and read this book in one sitting, and refused to stop to do anything else.

 

9. Scream: A character that frustrated you

Alice from Side Effects May Vary. I was going to write a review of this book, but when I sat down to write it, all I wanted to talk about was how horrible of a character Alice was. Ughhhh she was beyond frustrating.

 

10. High School Musical: favorite fictional school

I feel like everyone should already know this answer. (Hogwarts, of course)

 

11. Humuhumunukuapua’a: the most ridiculous book/scene/character you have ever read

Bella from Twilight. Or really anyone from Twilight. Just Twilight in general. Those were the dark years, the years I read twilight. I don’t know what was wrong with me.

 

12. Spring Musical Medley: the best happy ending ever

Definitely Allegiant, that ending was just overwhelming happy, don’t you think? (note sarcasm) I’m pretty sure I loved Harry Potter’s epilogue the best of all the epilogues in the world, because we get to see their kids and everything and how All was Well. 

 

Well that was very, very fun! If you love High School Musical and Books, this is the perfect tag! It kind of inspired me to create a lyric tag myself, but we’ll see how that goes.

Sunday Post: Birthday!

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The Sunday Post is a weekly meme created by the Caffeinated Book Reviewer. It is a way to recap posts and talk about what is coming in the future. Check out the website Caffeinated Book review here for more information: http://caffeinatedbookreviewer.com/the-sunday-post-meme

Here are my Posts from this week:

  • Reader Problems Tag: A tag that explains a readers life in just a few questions.
  • Top Ten Tuesday Freebie Day:  There was no assigned Top Ten Tuesday this week, so I decided to pick an old topic. I chose “Top Ten Authors I Haven’t Read Yet)

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News

  • You are probably wondering where the Most Anticipated Books of 2015 post is. I got all the books together (16 in total as of right now) and I started making Part 1. The post was nearly done, I just had to add some finishing touches, and when I went to edit, it only had my first line of the post. Apparently, I didn’t hit the save button before I closed the window out. Anyways, I will definitely be putting that post out sometime this week.

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Currently Reading

  • Romeo and Juliet by William Shakespeare: I am reading this slowly and just a few scenes at a time. I am almost done with Act 2 and I am enjoying it so far!

I also finished reading Macbeth this week! It was really good and I was able to finish my Monthly TBR Jar Challenge! The theme was to “read a classic” and I did.

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Upcoming Posts

  • High School Musical Tag: I saw this on someone’s blog and I just have to do it. This will be the best tag yet.
  • First Half Most Anticipated 2015 books: My reasoning on why this is late is above, but it’ll be here this week!
  • Upcoming February Releases
  • Book Haul!

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Random

Today is actually my birthday! I already got some books for my birthday, and I will include them in the Book Haul Post!

Top Ten Tuesday: Freebie Day!

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Top Ten Tuesday is a meme created and hosted by The Broke and the Bookish. They give a list of topics and ask you to think of 10 books for each one. Here is a link to their blog: http://www.brokeandbookish.com/p/top-ten-tuesday-other-features.html

January 20: Freebie!

This week is a free week! Since there was no assigned topic, I decided to pick an old one from their list. The topic I decided is….

Top Ten Popular Authors I Haven’t Read Yet (in no particular order)

1. Laini Taylor: I see Daughter of Smoke and Bone everywhere and the trilogy is over and I still haven’t read anything by this woman.

2. Maggie Steifvater: Her two big series are The Wolves of Mercy Falls and the Raven Cycle. I will probably never read Shiver but I would definitely like to read the Raven Boys one day.

3. Colleen Hoover: I feel like every time I watch a booktube video I hear this name. She apparently has some amazing reads out there and she is definitely an author I want to check out.

4. Michael Grant: I think I’m the only person who hasn’t read the Gone series. I’ve heard some mixed thoughts on it. If you have read it, please comment what you thought of it!

5. Brandon Sanderson: THIS MAN IS EVERYWHERE. He has so many books that everyones raves about. I don’t know which one of his to start first, but I am definitely reading one soon!

6. Sarah Dessen: I love contemporary books, yet I haven’t read a single Sarah Dessen book. I don’t know how that is even possible.

7. Holly Black: While I have heard great things of her books, I think the only thing I ever read from her was a short story in My true Love Gave to Me.

8. Michelle Hodkin: Still haven’t read Mara Dyer.

9. Rachel Hawkins: I always heard people talking about Rebel Belle and I actually reserved it from my library the other day, so hopefully I can cross her name off this list very soon!

10. Libba Bray: This is another person I hear a lot about. The book I hear the most is probably the Diviners. I don’t even know what the story is about, but I’ll have to look into it one day.

Reader Problems Tag

This is a tag created by About to Read on her youtube channel. Her video looked very fun, so I decided to answer the questions myself. Here is the link to her original video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7SfhSV-L3eo

1. You have 20,000 books on your TBR. How in the world do you decide what to read next?

I would probably narrow it done first to a certain genre I want to read. After that would do some research on goodreads and see what other people are saying about the books. Then after all my researching, I would probably get frustrated and just pick up a random book and hope I like it.

2. You’re halfway through a book and you’re just not loving it. Do you quit or are you committed?

If I don’t like a book halfway through, I will more than likely continue reading because I am half done and I want to see what happens. However, if I am really not liking the book, I will definitely put it down.

3. The end of the year is coming and you’re so close, but so far away on your Goodreads reading challenge. Do you try to catch up and how?

No, I would only try to catch up if I knew it was possible to reach the goal. If I was far away from my goal, I would continue reading as normal and see how many I read that year so I can readjust the next year.

4. The covers of a series you love do. not. match. How do you cope?

I don’t. But if I really do love the series, I will look past the cover and just accept it.

5.  You’re reading a book and you are about to start crying in public. How do you deal?

This would never happen, but if it did, I would just stop reading it while I was in public.

6.  A sequel of a book you loved just came out, but you’ve forgotten a lot from the prior novel. Will you re-read the book? Skip the sequel? Try to find a synopsis on Goodreads? Cry in frustration?!?!?!?

It depends on how much I liked the first book. If I loved it, I would definitely re-read the book so I can catch all the small details that might be important. If I thought it was okay, I would read a synopsis on a website and then just read the sequel.

7. You do not want anyone. ANYONE. borrowing your books. How do you politely tell people nope when they ask?

Say that you are in the process of rereading that series, say that you already promised it to someone else, it’s a book I borrowed for someone else. Really anything to protect my books.

8. Reading ADD. You’ve picked up and put down 5 books in the last month. How do you get over your reading slump?

Read something that I know I will love or go back and reread a favorite. If I read a book I love, I get back into reading gear and I want to read everything.

9. There are so many new books coming out that you’re dying to read! How many do you actually buy?

I will but my “absolutely must have most anticipated” books first and then go from there. After that I will reserve them from Library so I can get them one day.

10. After you’ve bought the new books you can’t wait to get to, how long do they sit on your shelf before you get to them?

It depends, because if I really want to read it I will. However, there are times I buy something and it just sits there forever until I’m bored one day and pick it up.

Sunday Post: A Very Shakespeare Week!

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The Sunday Post is a weekly meme created by the Caffeinated Book Reviewer. It is a way to recap posts and talk about what is coming in the future that week. Check out the Website Caffeinated Book Reviewer here for more information on her meme: http://caffeinatedbookreviewer.com/the-sunday-post-meme

Here are my posts from this week:

  • Liebster Award – I was nominated for the Liebster Award! This post has the answered questions, 11 facts about me, my nominations, and my questions for my nominees!
  • Red Queen by Veronica Aveyard – I talk about the highly anticipated book Red Queen and explain the story. Also, I lput the link to EpicReads where you can read the first 7 chapters!

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Currently Reading:

  • Macbeth by William Shakespeare: This is the book I am reading for my Monthly TBR Jar Challenge. I drew ‘read a classic’ and I picked this one!
  • Romeo and Juliet by William Shakespeare: I also started reading Romeo and Juliet recently!

As of right now, I think I am enjoying Romeo and Juliet a bit more, but I also really like Macbeth! I am planning on doing to short reviews on both of these Shakespearian plays!

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Upcoming Posts:

  • There is no assigned “Top Ten Tuesday” theme this week, but I think I will pull an old one and make a list out of it!
  • Reading Pet Peeves
  • First half of 2015 (Jan-June) most anticpated
  • A tag

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Random:

For those of you who don’t know, two of my most anticipated books are coming out at the end of the month! Fairest by Marissa Meyer and I Was Here by Gayle Forman will both be out on January 27. I already have my kindle gift cards ready to purchase these two!

 

Red Queen by Victoria Aveyard

By now, you have probably seen this cover at least once…

Everywhere I have looked lately, Red Queen has popped up somehow. This is a new book from the debut author Victoria Aveyard, and it is on everyone’s TBR list. If you don’t know much about Red Queen, here is all the infromation I have gathered about the story.

– It is set in a place where there are two kinds of people; people with red blood and people with silver blood.

– The silver blooded people rule the kingdom. Since they have silver blood, they have these really cool and unique powers, and get to live a nice lifestyle.

– The red blood people essentially live to serve the silver blood people.

– The main character Mare has a really special power, but she is not a silver blood.

– The king obviously doesn’t want anyone to know about Mare, since she has the power to take down all the silver blooded people.

I am really excited to read this book, because I am very interested to see how the story pans out. This is the first book of the Red Queen Trilogy, and it will come out on February 10…..

 

However, if you really don’t want to wait, you could check out the first 7 chapters! EpicReads has posted the chapters and I know I definitely will be reading them soon. But beware, because you might not want to stop after the end of the 7th chapter and will have to wait another two weeks!

Click Here for the EpicReads Post!

Liebster Award!

The other day, I saw that I was nominated fr the Liebster award. Thank you Nyze from EverythingNyze  for nominating Find me at the Library! For those of you who don’t know, this is an award that features new bloggers and and learn more about book bloggers. There are a couple rules and guidelines for the Liebster award after you are nominated.

1. Link back to the person who nominated you.

2. Answer the questions they put on their post.

3. List 11 facts about yourself.

4. Nominate 10 blogs (preferably those with less than 200 followers) and link them to your post.

5. Create 10 questions for your nominees to answer.

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My Answers to Nyze’s Questions…

1. How many books have you read in 2014?

I honestly don’t know how many I read last year, because I never sat down and kept rack. I know last year wasn’t my best year reading wise but I would still say around 45-50 books.

2. Have you attended any author signing events and if you have name the authors.

I have actually never attended an author signing event.

3. How may books do you have signed by authors and which ones?

I have two books that I bought or were given to me that were signed. The first one was The Fault in our Stars and it was signed by John Green. My second book was the FOUR by Veronica Roth, so I have books signed by two of my favorite authors (even though I wasn’t there when they signed it)

4. Have you attended on RT Booklovers Convention?

No because I have no idea what that is.

5. Who is your favorite blogger?

One of my favorite book bloggers is hermionefowl, because I just really love the posts she puts out.

6. Which do you prefer? Hardback books or Audio Books?

For me, it will always been hardback books, because I like actually reading them instead of listening. When I listen to books, sometimes I miss things because I am distracted.

7. Who is your favorite female heroine?

For this one, I have to go with Hermione Granger. She is one of my all time favorite female characters because she is a hero that uses her intelligence in battle. She is always the one ready with an answer.

8. Do you have a book/series that you regret buying?

If there is one book I regret buying, it would be I am Number Four. I bought it spur of the moment and then never read it. I know I will more than likely never read it and it’ll just sit on my kindle.

9. How many DNF’s (did not finished) do you have?

Just off the top of my head I can think of around 6 to 7 books I never finished, but there are probably a few more.

10. Any Book Clubs you could recommend?

I’m not apart of any book clubs, so I wouldn’t be able to tell you.

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11 Facts about Me…

1. The first book that got me into YA reading was the Hunger Games and I absolutely loved them.

2. For years, I refused to read Harry Potter because it looked “weird.”

3. This was the same for Percy Jackson, because I thought I would hate fantasy.

4. I absolutely love to eat chocolate.

5. I have many, crazy cousins.

6. Disney makes many of my favorite movies.

7. At first, I didn’t want to have a e-reader.

8. I remembered by library card number so I know it by heart.

9. Currently, I am watching Gilmore Girls on Netflix.

10. I love roller coasters, but not the too scary ones.

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My Questions…

1. Do you have any reading pet peeves?

2. What is your 2015 reading goal?

3. Do you prefer reading physical books or ebooks?

4. Do you ever get books from your library? If so, how regularly?

5. What is currently your most anticipated book?

6. Of your favorite books, which one do you recommend the most?

7. What would be a book yo would recommend for someone who doesn’t like to read?

8. What is your favorite book-to-movie adaption? Least favorite?

9. If there was any author you could meet and get answers to all your questions, which author would you choose?

10. Do you have an all-time favorite book quote? If so, please share!

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My Nominations

Addlepates and Book Nerds

I Wish I Lived in a Library

Once Upon a Littlefield

Brin’s Book Blog

A Book Lover’s Ramblings

Midnight Page Turners

* I wold have more but I am still finding blogs and the others ones I read had over 200

** Also I’m not sure on the follower amount or if these people have been nominated, sorry!

Rainbow Rowell New Book!

Some of you may have heard that Rainbow Rowell is writing a new story and it will be her first fantasy. She also revealed on her twitter account that the title of it would be Carry On. Now automatically, everyone who is a fan of Rowell’s book Fangirl knows what this is. Yep, that’s right! Rainbow Rowell is writing us Carry On, Simon about Simon Snow and his companion Baz.

For those of you who don’t know, the main character Cath in Fangirl writes fanfiction about her favorite series Simon Snow. In the book, Simon Snow is the equivalent of Harry Potter, even though Harry Potter exists too. Throughout the book, we see small clips from her hugely famous fanfiction about Simon and Baz.

Rowell said that after she wrote Fangirl, she was very interested in the characters and the story of Simon Snow. She said Carry On will not be a book about Cath or an author writing the story, but it will just be her take on it. This is a spinoff of Fangirl, but from what I have heard you don’t have to read one or another to understand it.

I’m excited for this even though I didn’t really care for the small clips throughout Fangirl. However, I think that was because I didn’t want to be drawn away from my favorite characters. I will definitely be giving this book a chance, and I am really looking forward to how Rainbow Rowell writes fantasy books.

Carry On will be out in October of 2015.

Sunday Post: New Year!

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The Sunday Post is a weekly meme created by the Caffeinated Book Reviewer. It is a way to recap posts and talk about what is coming in the future that week. Check out the Website Caffeinated Book Reviewer here for more information on her meme: http://caffeinatedbookreviewer.com/the-sunday-post-meme

Here are my posts from this week:

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Currently Reading:

  • Macbeth by Shakespeare

I am also currently looking for a book to read.

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News:

  • In honor of the new year, I decided to clean off my Goodreads. I went through my to-read list and got rid of books I know I will never read or books I have lost interest in. I am also in the process of ordering them by which I want most. If you ever have time, ordering and cleaning out your TBR can be very helpful later on. Now you don’t have to order it completely, but if you put books you really want to read on top, you will constantly be reminded.

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Upcoming Posts:

  • My Most Anticipated of 2015: I’m not sure how I will do it yet, but I want to include some movies or other things I am looking forward to coming out. It may be divided into two different posts: one for books and another for movies/music/tv/etc.
  • Some sort of tag- I’m still trying to find one

Also this week the Top Ten Tuesday Meme was Most Anticipated Debut books in 2015, however I only know a few debut books as of right now. Unless I find some more, I might tweak the topic a bit. I know there are many books coming out that I have never read or am not interested in, but many people are really looking forward to them. If I can’t find more debut books I might just make it a post about books others are looking forward to.

 

 

January 2015 TBR

It’s a brand new year with brand new books! Today I will be talking about the books I want to read in January and some of the books coming out that I find interesting.

First off we have to do the Monthly TBR drawing from my jar. For the month of January, my theme is……… Read a Classic!

 

 

 

 

 

For my classic book, I have decided to read Macbeth by Shakespeare. Yes, I know this is technically a play but I have the book and can read it, therefore it counts. I started reading it the other day and I followed along with an audio version. Not only that, but the copy I bought has the original on one side, and an explained version on the other page. This helps when I come across something that doesn’t make much sense.

No matter what, I will definitely be reading I Was Here by Gayle Forman and Fairest by Marissa Meyer. They are two books that I have been waiting to read for some time now, and I am very excited that they are both so near! Of course they had to come out on the same day, so I will probably read whichever one I get first.

Now those three books are definitely ones I want to read in January, even though it may be hard since two come out on the 27th. After looking up releases in January, these books caught my eye.

  • Playlist for the Dead: I was very intrigued by the idea of this book when I was reading the summary. Although it may not be this month, I would love to read this book sometime.
  • All Fall Down: I have been waiting forever for another Ally Carter book and there finally is one. I loved the Heist Society books (I’m still waiting for the 4th one) and this one seems like it will be pretty interesting
  • All the Bright Places: I’m not sure about this one yet. I feel like this is a book that could be very good or the opposite. They say it is a mixture of The Fault in our Stars and Eleanor & Park, and while I adore those two books, it makes me nervous when things are compared to them.

Anyway those are my thoughts on January. I don’t have much on here because I don’t want to make myself read these if I don’t feel like it at the time. All I want is to read the books I feel like reading.