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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:

Top Ten (1)

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. 

 

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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!

 

 

 

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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.

 

 

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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

 

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Heir of Fire by Sarah J. Maas Review

Author: Sarah J. Maas Heir of Fire (Throne of Glass, #3)

Publisher: Bloomsbury USA

Published On: September 2, 2014

Genre: Fantasy

5         Heir of Fire (Throne of Glass, #3)

As you may know, I have jumped on the Throne of Glass series, and I have absolutely fallen in love with it. Right now, I am up to date with everyone else, and have to wait for Queen of Shadows (which is thankfully only a month away!). If you haven’t read this series, or just the book Heir of Fire, do not read any more of this review, because you don’t want this great series to be spoiled!!

Where do I even begin to write a review on such a wonderful book? Normally I try to break reviews down into characters/plot/writing, but there are three different storylines going on in this book. I’m just going to discuss all of these, because I have so much to say

First we have the Manon storyline. I’ll be honest- I really didn’t care for her chapters. I wasn’t really hooked until closer to the end of the book. I constantly wanted to go hurry up and finish her chapters so I could get more of the exciting bits in other character’s perspectives. But I will admit, as they went on, I grew to like them much more. This was a perfect developing storyline for the entire series, and I really can’t wait to see how the King’s plan unfolds. IT was mentioned that the Thirteen weren’t eating the weird meat, which was used to control the witches, so I want to see how they act since they aren’t influenced by the King. Also, after I finally figured out what the heck a wyvren was, I enjoyed the dragon training much more.

Then we have the “what’s going on in Adralan” chapter that were split between Chaol, Aedion, Dorian, and a couple from Sorscha. I really loved these chapters, because we got to see everything in Adralan and two familiar characters. I, like many others, was EXTREMELY annoyed by Chaol! I mean I understand that your job is to protect the kingdom, but if the flipping the PRINCE supports Celaena, I think you can to buddy. Eventually he came to his senses. Then we have Aedion, who was the jerkiest Jerk ever, until Oh wait, he’s not a jerk at all. The full-out loyalty that Aedion showed to Aelin was so adorable, and I really really hope he gets out of jail and we get our Aedion/Aelin reuinion. Speaking of him being in jail, that was just one of the may terrible things that went on in the end. I mean I loved Sorscha and Dorian together, and they both deserved happiness, and her head is just cut off. Not only that but now Dorian has that collar on! I CAN’T HANDLE DORIAN BEING A SLAVE. Nope. Nope. Nope. We need to save him and fast, before the worst father of the century does something.

Finally, we have the glorious Celaena chapters. Basically, these were always my favorite to read, because it’s Celaena. She travelled to visit her aunt Maeve, and she has to do all this training to prove her magic. Enter in Rowan, the meanest trainer ever, that I absolutely came to adore. The relationship that formed between Rowan and Celaena was so awesome. You could see their respect for each grow each chapter, and their friendship just became so important. They have all these adventures together and they really grow close, close enough to where she frees him from Maeve and he performs the blood oath to Aelin. I can’t wait to see this duo further into the series, and I’m oddly excited for Rowan to meet Chaol and Dorian.

Heir of Fire was just brilliant book for developing. Every single thing in this book, had some ties to development.

  • Celaena learns to control her power and finally accepts her role as Queen
  • Chaol discovers that he actually want to support Celaena and Dorian’s magic
  • Manon is part of the King’s army for the endgame climax (I can’t wait for her and Celaena to meet!)
  • We learn a lot more about Terrasen and Aelin’s background
  • The world is expanded and we learn about all kinds of different monsters/creatures
  • WE LEARN WHERE A WYRDKEY IS

I could go on forever about how great of a 3rd book in a series this is, but I’m making myself stop. This book was the first time we really stepped out of Adarlan, and the first time we saw a glimpse of what was to happen. Sarah is planting all these seeds now, and I can’t wait to see them blossom.

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Top Ten Tuesday: Fairytale Retellings

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August 4: Fairytale Retellings I Have Read/Want to Read

Series I have read + New Releases

The Lunar Chronicles

Cinder (The Lunar Chronicles, #1)Scarlet (The Lunar Chronicles, #2)Cress (The Lunar Chronicles, #3)Winter (The Lunar Chronicles, #4)

As far as I’m concerned, this is the only fairytale retelling that needs to exist. I have gone on and on about this series for so long now, so it’s pretty obvious that it’s my favorite. of course, I haven’t read Winter yet, because there are still months of waiting, and I’m not a time traveler like the Doctor. But, when it does come out, I am sure I will love it like the rest of the books

Throne of Glass Series

Throne of Glass (Throne of Glass, #1)Crown of Midnight (Throne of Glass, #2)Heir of Fire (Throne of Glass, #3)Queen of Shadows (Throne of Glass, #4)

I didn’t even know I could use this series until I saw some other people put it on their top ten list. APPARENTLY, this series is like a losely based Cinderella story. I just stared at the screen for awhile because I honesty never thought of that. Never while reading the first 3 books did that occur to me, and now I feel really dumb for not catching it. Again, I haven’t read Queen of Shadows yet (1 MORE MONTH) but I know it’ll be amazing.

fairytale Retellings I want to read

Blank 133x176This blank cover represents Heartless by Marissa Meyer. You may know that she is also the wonderful lady that wrote The Lunar Chronicles. She is now an author that when they release something I will buy it. There’s no cover yet, because it’s more than a year away, but I’m sure this Alice in Wonderland story will be great. (This just goes to show how much I love her as an author, because I really don’t Alice in Wonderland, but I will read her story)

 

A Court of Thorns and Roses (A Court of Thorns and Roses, #1) This book came out early this year, so I don’t feel too  bad about not reading it yet. After I finish Assassin’s blade, I may turn to this for more Sarah J. Maas writing. Everyone seems to love this book, so I’m sure I will too.

 

 

 

fairytale retellings I want

CAN AN AUTHOR PLEASE WRITE A BOOK INSPIRED BY ALADDIN? PLEASE. IT’S ALL I WANT. 

 

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Blogger Recognition Award

I was nominated by both Travelling in My Bookcase and CK’s Reading Corner. Big thanks to both these wonderful bloggers, and I really appreciate the nominations! The blogger recognition award is a great award to showcase bloggers and let them give some of their advice.

The Rules:
– Select 15 other blogs you want to give the award to. Do some digging if you must! Find those blogs. You cannot nominate yourself or the person who has nominated you.

– Write a post to show off your award! Give a brief story of how your blog got started, and give a piece or two of advice to new bloggers. Thank whoever nominated you, and provide a link to their blog. List who you’ve nominated in the post.

– Make sure to also attach the award itself! (You can do this by right-clicking, saving, and uploading the image above).

– Comment on each blog and let them know you’ve nominated them. Provide a link to the award post you created.

– Provide a link to the original post on Edge of Night. That way, anyone can find the original guidelines and post if needed, and we can keep it from mutating and becoming confusing!

How My Blog Started

Find Me at the Library was born on a year ago at the end of July. I was having a boring Summer, and I saw the idea of making a blog about something, and thus everything was created. My decision to blog about books was really easy to make, because I wanted to share my love with others, and hopefully inspire someone else to read. I actually started with another website platform, but didn’t understand it at all, so I deleted it and made a WordPress. I was definitely one of those bloggers that slowly got into it. The first 4 months were honestly pathetic, as I didn’t have great content and still didn’t know the ins and outs yet. After many times on google searching how to do something, I got my blog working fairly well, and I started consistently posting. While I did take a  hiatus every once in a while, I have mostly updated this blog regularly.

Advice for new bloggers 

As I said before, I have been at this for year, and over time, I have picked up many useful tips. If you are a new blogger, here are my tips to you.

Comment Comment Comment

The best way to connect in the blog community is by commenting. I wasn’t very good at it at first, but now I’m constantly blabbing on other’s pages. This will draw people to your blog, and you really get to connect with people in the blogosphere. Also, you may find some great blogs out there just by clicking a link to comment.

Have Your Own Content as Well

Don’t get me wrong, features and tags are great, but don’t overuse them. Pick a few to regularly participate in, but no more than a couple. This will ensure that you are not only doing tags and features, and that you have your own unique content as well. One idea is to create your own meme or tag if you really want to do one, because then it can be your own.

Bloggers I Tag

As always, if you have already done this, sorry!! I just think you are excellent bloggers 🙂

Anjie @ Love thy Shelf 

Kendra @ Student by Day Reader by Night

Kimsiang @ Lazy Caramel Reads

Tasha @ Head in the Clouds, Heart in the Books

J and E @ The Wild Bookworms

Josephine @ Josie’s Book Corner

Kenzie @ Bookish THings and Tea

Audrey @ Forwards and Bookwards

Sripurna @ The Lonely Book Lover

Summer @ XingSings

Kayla @ The Fiction Fairy

Poulami @ Daydreaming Books

Twist in the Taile (Sorry I couldn’t get your name)

Aentee @ Read at Midnight