4 Types of Bookmarkers

Bookmarking; the eternal argument between readers. I’m sure you have all heard the discussion before about how to mark your page, from the “Look at my shiny bookmark,” to the “I just fold the page.” Every time I see this brought up, I also hear different responses, so what is it for you?

*This post is made in a joking sort of way, so please don’t get offended! I just really exaggerated stereotypes, so this doesn’t define all readers!*

Bookmarks vs. Dog-Ears vs. Random Objects Vs. NOthing

 

The Pretty Bookmarkers

These are the people who always have a bookmark ready to use. Somehow, they are able to keep their fancy place holders without losing them all the time. Bookmarkers tend to care a lot for their books, and you don’t find them bending/folding/writing in any of their precious babies.

The “Dog-ear”ers 

These people the people who really want their book to show loved. Whether it’s to remember what page they are on or mark a favorite scene, they are not hesitant to reach up and fold the corner over. You will often find their books very folded and bent, but that’s just the way they like them.

The RAndom Object-ErS

These people are always reading in a rush, so they will use whatever they can find to mark their place. And by anything, I mean absolutely anything. Whether it’s a random receipt, an un-opened straw, or and old candy wrapper, they will find a use for it. It may be strange, but hey, at least they know what page they are on!

The DOn’t need nothing-Ers

These people don’t even need anything to mark their place. It’s all up in the head, no need to mark anything. They are able to easily remember what part of what page they were on, and are able to get there very quickly. They don’t have to suffer the “nothing to mark my page” that others readers do.

 

What would I consider myself? I’m definitely a crossbred between a “don’t need nothing” and a “random object-er.” For the most part, I remember where I am and don’t need to, but if I think I need to mark it, I normally just tear a slice of paper or use an old library receipt. So what kind of bookmarker are you? Are you a pristine bookmarker that frets over dog-ears, or are you the person that grabs a clean spoon?

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The Sunday Post:

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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 SOME OF MY RECENT POSTS:

I only had one post this week, and it explained the declien of posts. My schedule has started back up, and I wasn’t prepared fr how busy I was going to be! No worries though, I am still going ot be posting throughout the week.

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CURRENTLY READING

 

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 UPCOMING POSTS

  • Top Ten Tuesday: Books that would be on syllabus if you taught ____
  • Assassin’s Blade Review
  • Book Discussion: Bookmarking!

These are just some of the post ideas I have for this week. As always, who knows what my mixed in!

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BLOG IMPROVEMENTS

As you know I am slowly changing my blog up. I’m thinking on making a TBR index page, and keep my top ten books on my tbr list. I think it would encourage me to read them so I could update the page more often. Keep a look at for that!

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RANDOM UPDATES

  • GUYS. Queen of Shadows is out next week. NEXT WEEK.
  • We slowly approaching the best season of Fall, where everything is pretty and the best books are releasing. I personally could not be more excited.
  • PSA Bath and Body Works released the pumpkin candles, and they smell heavenly. 

 

Back to Busy

If you are familiar with this blog, you may have noticed that I went from posting every day to nothing this last week. My schedule has started up again so my time is super limited. I was planning on pre writing some posts, but this is the first time I have had the time to even get on wordpress! Nevertheless, do not me to be gone for too long. This weekend I have some free time, and I want to get some posts ready. Unfortunately I won’t be posting like I was throughout July, but I definitely want 3-4 posts every week.

Because of this limited number of posts, I will be changing my In the Library weekly feature into a biweekly event. This way I can get other content in and every post isn’t some feature. Top Ten Tuesday will presume because I really love making lists and to be honest, they are pretty easy posts to make!

Reviews are also on hold right now, but I will definitely write one the second I finish a book! I hope to have one fairly soon, but if not there will definitely be a Queen of Shadows review a day or two after its released (SO CLOSE GUYS!!).

I had intended to write this up a week again before my absense stretched this long, but I didn’t get around to it. Anyways, I will be working this week and can’t wait to actually look at other people’s posts!!

Book Discussion: Multitasking While Reading

With all the awards and tags going around, there is one question that I seem to see a lot- “Can you multitask while reading a book?” When this is asked it is normally referring to activities such as listening to music or watching TV, but there are other activities under multitasking as well.

After reading several posts, I found that most people actually say yes! Apparently I am part of the minority when it comes to multitasking and books. It is absolutely impossible for me to read while listening to music, and sometimes I wish it wasn’t that way. I see all these amazing book playlists with songs to match the tone, but I can’t listen to them. If a song is on when I am reading, I get distracted because I am going along with the lyrics. I don’t want to focus on the music more than the wonderful book in front of me! Now when I say music playing, I mean music that I am directly playing around me. Background noises and music don’t affect me at all, but if I play something on the computer next to me, it’s over. I’m just weird like that.

When it comes to watching TV and reading, I’m not sure how it is possible to pay attention to two stories at once. I want to direct my attention to one or the other, or else I’m getting nothing out of either of them. However, I am allll about reading during commercial breaks! It’s such a productive way to spend time if it is a book you can easily put down after a couple of minutes.

Am I the only one like this? Does anyone else have the same issue with listening to music while reading? Even when writing I can’t listen unless it is that “concentration” music. Seriously, I have typed lyrics before! For all of those who do listen to music while reading, what music do you lean toward? Is there any genre that distracts you more than another?

Top Ten Tuesday: Authors I Have Read Most Books From

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Top Ten Tuesday is a weekly feature hosted over at The Broke and the Bookish. Each week, there is a certain theme assigned where you have to try to list ten for that category. For more information, visit their page here.

August 11: Authors You Have Read the Most Books From

For this top ten Tuesday, I am using the goodreads feature “most read authors” to help me out. Obviously, many of these authors wrote series that I read, but there are a few that I have just read several books from.

  • EDIT: I COMPLETELY FORGOT SOME OF MY OLD FAVORITE SERIES THAT BEAT ALL OF THESE OTHER AUTHORS WHEN IT COMES TO BOOK COUNT
    • Barbara Parks and all of the Junie B. Jones Books
    • Mary Pop Osborne and who knows how many Magic Tree House books
    • Lemony Snicket and the Series of Unfortunate events

Rick Riordan  J.K. Rowling  Cassandra Clare

Rick Riordan (11 books)- Entire Percy Jackson and the Olympians series, Heroes of Olympus series, Greek Gods book.

J.K. Rowling (7 books)- All of the Harry Potter Books

Cassandra Clare (5 books)- The Infernal Device Trilogy, and 2 Mortal instruments Books.

Marissa Meyer  John Green  Gayle Forman

Marissa Meyer (4 books)- Fairest, Cinder, Scarlet, Cress

John Green (4 books)- TFIOS, Paper Towns, Looking for Alaska, Let it Snow

Gayle Forman (4 books)- If I Stay, Where She Went, Just One Day, I Was Here

Kiera Cass  Ally Carter Veronica Roth

Kiera Cass (4 books)-  The Selection series

Ally Carter (4 books)- Heist Society books, Double Crossed

Veronica Roth (4 books)- Divergent Trilogy, Four’s Short Stories

Sarah J. Maas

Sarah J. Maas- Throne of Glass, Crown of Midnight, Heir of Fire

And that of course starts all of the trilogy authors, but I have already reached my ten! I’m very excited to see other posts about the authors today, because I know there are some great series out there that I have yet to read!

 

 

 

Harry Potter Book Tag

Harry Potter Tag

Picture from: xingsings 

I know I have done quite a few tag/award posts lately, but I just couldn’t resist this one. About a week ago, I saw this Harry Potter tag over at Summer’s blog Xingsings, and I knew I just had to do it! Harry Potter is my favorite series, so it was sort of a no-brainer! There are some VERY hard questions that I’m not sure how I will answer, but I’m going to try!

1. Favorite book? 

While I love every book, I particularly remember loving Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban. This is where we get our first glimpse of the grown up Maruders, and I loved the entire Sirius Black story line. When I was reading the climax, I was absolutely shocked when I realized how Lupin and Sirius were connected. Plus, we got the time-turner in this story, which was a very neat method to use in the plot.

2. Favorite movie?

Deathly Hallows Part 2. The last two movies were brilliant, because we get to see everything wrapping up. There are so many emotional scenes in the last movie that always get to me, and I love the feeling of the last adventure with our favorite trio!

3. Least favorite book? 

I would probably have to say Chamber of Secrets. Don’t get me wrong, I still loved reading it, it’s just the others ranked higher for me. Now if we are talking least favorite movie, definitely Order of the Phoneix, because I physically can’t stand watching Umbridge. I seriously cringe every time she speaks.

4. Parts of the books/movies that make you cry?

There are soooo many sad parts in the books and movies! One that is probably the most emotional is Harry’s walk through the forest. It is right after he realizes that he has to die in order for Voldemort to die as well, so he goes to surrender himself. The snitch opens, the resurrection stone pops out, he talks to his parents and such, and everyone watching dies of crying.

5. Favorite character?

I’m going to change this a bit and say favorite supporting character, and that would be Lupin. He is  my favorite of all the professors, and I love his relationship with Tonks (in the books, as it is nonexistent in the movies). He lived such a rough life, finally found love and started a family, just for it to be taken away from him. If there were ever Maruder era stories, I would love to learn more about Lupin when he was younger.

6. What would your Patronus be?

Summer and I are patronus twins! Mine would definitely be a dolphin, because dolphins are awesome.

7. If you could have the Resurrection Stone, the Invisibility Cloak, or the Elder Wand, which one would you choose?

Invisibility Cloak would be sooo cool! I mean, just imagine being invisible!

8. What House would you be in?

This is forever the most stressful question. Pretty sure I would be Ravenclaw, but there is a very high possibility of me being in Huffepuff.  I don’t even know. I need to take the Pottermore quiz I guess.

9. If you could meet any member of the cast, who would it be?

Emma Watson, because I loved her portrayal of Hermione, and she seems like a very down to earth person. She has definitely done things outside of Harry Potter, and is an advocate for many great things. Would love to meet her!

10. If you were on the quidditch team, what position would you play?

This is a trick question, because I know that I would not be able to do absolutely any of the positions. Is watergirl an option, because I choose that.

11. Were you happy with the ending?

Most definitely! I see many people complaining about the epilogue, but I thought it was a nice way to end a great series.

12. How much does Harry Potter mean to you?

Harry Potter isn’t like any other book series. It is something beyond special that will always be close to my heart.

Wow , that was fun! If you are a lover of Harry Potter, I tag you! Siriusly, you really need to answer these questions, because the tag is very cool.

 

 

Sunday Post: One Week In

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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 SOME OF MY RECENT POSTS:

I’m so happy that I got some of my award posts in this week! I believe that I only have one left, so I would call that productive.

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CURRENTLY READING

The Assassin's Blade (Throne of Glass, #0.1-0.5)

yes, I am still reading this book. Why? Because I want to stretch it as long as possible. I have been reading it one short story at a time while waiting for Queen of Shadows!

Got From Library

The Young Elites (The Young Elites, #1)

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 UPCOMING POSTS

  • Top Ten Tuesday: Author’s I Have Read Most Books From
  • In the Library: Contemporary
  • Harry Potter Tag
  • Netflix/Tv Shows
  • How to Make an Appealing Cover (in my opinion)

These are just some of the post ideas I have for this week. As always, who knows what my mixed in!

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BLOG IMPROVEMENTS

As you know I am slowly changing my blog up. I’m thinking on making a TBR index page, and keep my top ten books on my tbr list. I think it would encourage me to read them so I could update the page more often. Keep a look at for that!

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RANDOM UPDATES

  • Lol @ me trying to do Booktube-a-thon
  • I would love to do a read-a-thon one day, but I never have enough time to read as much as needed for the readathon.
  • I really shouldn’t have done that anticipated release post, because now I want them even more!

 

 

2015 Fall/Winter Anticipated Reads

The second half of the year is always the time I look forward to most. Yes, all the holidays begin and everything is festive, but that’s not why I look forward to it. For me, it’s the books releasing during these months. Every year for the past three years, I have had at least one of my most anticipated, absolutely-need-right-now books. This year, I have quite a few books I am awaiting the release of. Here are the ones I am most excited for!

     Winter by Marissa Meyer

   Winter (The Lunar Chronicles, #4)

   November 10

   Crown of Midnight by Sarah J. Maas

Queen of Shadows (Throne of Glass, #4)

September 1

The Sword of Summer by Rick Riordan

The Sword of Summer (Magnus Chase and the Gods of Asgard, #1)

October 6

Carry On by Rainbow Rowell

Carry On

October 6

What are some of your most anticipated reads coming out soon?

The Sunshine Blogger

I was nominated for the Sunshine Blogger Award by Lindsay Detwiler! She had a great blog, and you should definitely it out! For this award, your tagger gives you eleven questions to answer, and then you give 11 questions for the people you tag! Let’s get started with her questions!

Her questions

1. What book most changed the way you think about life and why?

Harry Potter, forever and always. After reading this beloved series, I learned that you can always look for the magic in life.

2. What is your favorite picnic food?

When I think of picnic, the first food that comes to mind is definitely a deviled egg. I have loved eating this for as longa s I can remember 🙂

3. What is your favorite place in your hometown?

My local library was redone a little over a year ago, and now it is absolutely beautiful! It has a very modern look and is much bigger than the old one. Plus the YA section is huge now, which makes me *so* happy.

4. What was your favorite food as a child?

I loved the good old-fashioned peanut butter and jelly sandwich. I actually still like them a lot! I’m not sure how many pb&j’s I have had in my life, but it is sure to be a high number!

5. Which celebrity would you be most likely to be friends with?

Jennifer Lawrence most definitely. She is one of those celebrities that seem very grounded and down to earth. I know many people say that about others, but she really seems genuine. She fangirls herself when she sees all these major stars, which would totally be me if I was famous. I just love her!

6. What song summarizes your life motto?

On Top of the World by Imagine Dragons! I want to live a happy life where I truly feel like I’m on top of the world. It’s such a positive song, you can’t help but smile when you listen to it.

7. What was the best class you ever took?

I had a humanities class once that was absolutely awesome. We went into all the subjects of music/art/film/dance, and I learned so much during that class!

8. Who has inspired you the most in your life?

Ahh this is sort of a tough question. I may have to come back to this one after some thinking.

9. Tell us something that has made you laugh in the past week.

I’m currently in the process of reading Assassin’s Blade right now, so there was most definitely something that Celaena said that made me laugh.

10. What is your favorite thing about summer?

Swimming! I love to just hang out by the pool, and I wish I could swim year round!

11. What would be your six word memoir? (In other words, you must summarize yourself in only six words).

Nothing ever beats out your family. 

 

My QUESTIONS

  1. How would you describe your taste in music?
  2. Have you ever turned down a recommended book because it looked bad, but read it years later and loved it?
  3. Rank the holidays from most to leasat favorite.
  4. What are you looking forward to most in the last half of 2015?
  5. Of all the holidays, which one is your favorite?
  6. How do you pick the next book to read?
  7. What is the first book that comes to mind when you hear “romance?”
  8. Do you have a favorite tv show that you could watch over and over?
  9. Where do you get most of your books?
  10. What song best describes you?
  11. Are you excited for Autumn?

I TAG

Read at Midnight

Jewish Books are Awesome

Book Enthral

By Hook or By Book

The Ramblings of a Literature Nerd

A Kernel of Nonsense

Books Over People

enthrallingdimple

Bookish Things and Tea

The Amazing Life of a Bookworm

Book Delights

 

In the Library: Recommending Sci-fi

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This is my second post in my new recommendation series! Last time, I gave you some of my favorite fantasy books, and this week I come to you with the genre of science fiction. Again, many of these books are apart of series. There is a very wide range of science fiction novels, from dystopian to space stories. Here are so of my favorite in the YA genre. I tried to stay away from The Hunger Games and Divergent, because many people already know of them/read them.

Cinder (The Lunar Chronicles, #1)1. THE Lunar Chronicles

It is no mystery that I absolutely love this series. It has really picked up and more people are reading it, but don’t let that lead you away from this story. It is a very unique spin on fairytale retellings, and covers quite a few tales. It has cyborgs and people living on the moon, and it is brilliant. Trying to explain to someone that Cinderella in this book is cyborg is very strange, and may turn people away, but you must give this series a try!

Cinder (The Lunar Chronicles, #1)
The Darkest Minds (The Darkest Minds, #1)2. THE Darkest Minds Trilogy

Another well-known favorite of mine. This series is definitely unlike any other book. It is set in a futuristic America where all these kids develop this disease. With it, they develop all these “powers” and are sent into the equivalent of a concentration camp. The main gang of this book have some great adventures together as they learn more about this mysterious disease. It has the sci-fi, adventure, action, and even some romance thrown in, so you are sure to find something you like.

The Darkest Minds (The Darkest Minds, #1)
The Giver (The Giver, #1)3. The Giver

I read this book quite some time ago, but I really enjoyed it. It’s set in this “utopia” like world where everything seems to be perfect. At a certain age, kids are drawn to become an apprentice of sorts, and learn the job they will later do. Jonas starts meeting with The Giver, who holds all the memories in this community. It is very interesting seeing all the things withheld from the society, and seeing Jonas process everything. It’s popular for a reason.

The Giver (The Giver, #1)

 

3. Ender’s Game

Ender's Game (The Ender Quintet, #1)

If you are looking for a hardcore science fiction book, this is where you need to turn. It is set in space where children learn to fight the buggers, or the aliens. There are tons of scientific and technological explanations in this book that make everything seem so real. I really enjoyed this book when I read it, and I hope to one day read the rest of the series. Ender is such a great character, and he is one the best of his age. Seeing him on the journey to save Earth is very fun to read about!

Ender's Game (The Ender Quintet, #1)

There you have it, some great YA sci-fi books. There are many more in this genre that I have yet to read, so another post like this may come up again in the future. Like I said earlier, I stayed away from adding The Hunger Games and Divergent , since they are already so popular and most people have read it. Of course, if you haven’t read either of the series, don’t pass them up, because they truly are great! I’ll be back next week with more recommendations!