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The Stages of a Reader on Release Day

Deciding what book I am going to buy next is a a serious problem for me. Especially when there are days like October 6th. I’m fairly sure most of you know the happenings of OCtober 6, but for those of you don’t here are some clues.

The Sword of Summer (Magnus Chase and the Gods of Asgard, #1)Carry OnLife and Death: Twilight ReimaginedHarry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone: The Illustrated Edition (Harry Potter Series #1)


These are 4 very well-known authors or series that decided to release a book or special edition all on the same day. This isn’t even including all the other wonderful releases that came out this day, including Patrick Ness and Cammie McGovern books.  So when there is a release filled Tuesday, things can get pretty stressful for a book reader. Here are the stages some of us go through…

1. Absolute, Jump Up and Down Excitement

The first thing that goes through your mind when you wake up and see all these releases is pure thoughts of joy. What a day it is to be alive. You just want to sit there and bask in all the new books around you, and have a wonderful time reading them.

2. A small thought of having to decide

While you are still exploding with excitement, a small thought crosses your mind. Which book will I read first…? However, at this stage, you barely falter, and continue to jump and down in celebration.

3. the journey to the transaction

By now, you are used to the thought of all these releases, and now you want to sit down and read one of these suckers. So you make your way to the bookstore or to your kindle account and settle down ready to buy a book.

4. Reality hitting you like a ton of bricks

This is where everything gets real. You are ready to buy your book when all the happy balloons of celebration pop simultaneously in your head. WHICH ONE WILL I READ FIRST??  This is not like any typical release day where you buy your anticipated book and go on with your life. No, this day you have to choose between two or three of your favorites.

5. Figuring out where your loyalties stand

Now you are doing your research. Which of these book are you really most excited to read? What have you waited longest for? What author or series have you been connected to longer.

6. Not Knowing what to do

You are sad, You have looked at the facts, and still don’t know how to decide.

7. You have found the solution

Just as you are about to do the eenie-meenie-miney mo trick, a thought comes across your mind. Why not just buy all the books? Sure you may not have enough for food, but you can survive….right? It may seem like a crazy thought, but you have already accepted that you are a crazy fangirl. You happily pile two or three books up in your arms and happily make your way to the counter. You just can’t wait to read these books.

Alright that was just a little humorous, exaggerated post about how stressful these days are.  We all think we have to choose, but then remember that we think it is completely normal to stay up for days reading our new releases. If you had an anticipated book coming out on this day, or several, I hope you have/had a great time reading them!



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Top Ten Tuesday: Author Duos I Want

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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.

October 13: Top Ten Author Duos that You Would Love to See

This was a bit harder for me, so I wasn’t thinking realistically. I choose concepts authors are good at in their books and paired them with authors and their concepts. I kept a list of just a couple of authors so it was easier, so that’s why there are many of the same authors on here (most with very popular books)

  1. John Green and Gayle Forman: This book would break my heart into a billion pieces.
  2. Morgan Matson and Rainbow Rowell: Cuteness Overload, am I right?
  3. Lynette Noni and Sarah J. Maas: These two are the queens of world building.
  4. Marissa Meyer and Rick Riordan: They both deal with recreations…it would be perfect.
  5. Alexandra Bracken and Veronica Roth: These two could build a great dystopian.
  6. J.K. Rowling and John Green: Magical heart-break
  7. Stephanie Perkins and Gayle Forman: Best contemporary ever.
  8. Rainbow Rowell and John Green: PLEASE

I could only think of 8 duos. I promise next week’s TTT will be much better.


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The Sunday Post: Actually Planned!!

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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:

I am bringing back The Sunday Post! I retired it for a while because I honestly didn’t know what posts to expect that upcoming week (if any). Today, I realized it would be a busy week, so I buckled down and pre-wrote some posts. I actually have 3 to 4 posts planned for this week, so I figured this is a great time to bring back The Sunday Post.



Books I Have Finished

The Red Badge of Courage



  • The Stages of a Reader on Release Day
  • Top Ten Tuesday: Author Duos
  • Once Upon a Time…
  • Some sorta tag



  • Netflix –> Rules of Engagement –> No reason to leave house.
  • I don’t know if anyone has seen Rules of Engagement, but Timmy is by far one of my favorite characters. He kills me he’s so funny.
  • Woahhhh October 6. What a day to be alive.
  • Stephanie Meyer pulled a Beyonce.


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Liebster Award (Kinda)

Hey guys, I was nominated for anotehr Liebster award. I love doing these posts because I absolutely love answering the questions. However, I have done quite a few at this point, and I a running out of people to nominate! I don’t want to get in the habit of nominating the same person every time (even though they deserve it ;). So this time, I am just going to answer the questions. I am going to start making a list of new links for future tags, so I next time I will have some new people!

Thanks to Rogan @ Signing On for nominating me! You have definitely given me some of the best questions, and I am very excited to answer them!

What is your favourite book troupe? – While there are many troupes that are extremely boring, there are two that I find myself enjoying more than not. The tortured soldier, when the main character has such a hard life leading up to their heroic act (cough cough HARRY POTTER). Then another one I like is the funny/quirky side character that steal the show in their own way.

What is your least favourite piece of furniture?- Stools. This is not a chair. There is nowhere to rest my back. I am eternally uncomfortable.

What is your best quality, physical or not?- I am actually a very determined person, so when a serious project comes my way, I will not stop working until it is perfect.

If you had to die your hair an unnatural colour for the rest of your life, which colour would you choose?- Oh I am not a fan of unnatural colored hair. This is so hard. Can black be considered unnatural? Or a very obvious unnatural blonde?

What is your favourite thing about blogging?- I love the days when I actually come up with a unique post. Also, seeing other people’s perspectives on books.

Why did you choose to blog and not do videos? Did you ever consider doing videos? Do you do both?- Editing videos take wayyyy more time than writing a post, especially when you mess up when talking as much as I do.

How would you describe your book buying habits?- I am pretty good when it comes to buying books because  I know that i have no money! I try to utilize my local library and shop at half priced books more.

What is your preferred genre?- Fantasy. Absolute sucker for world building, and I tend to read series more than standalones.

Do you like Middle Grade, YA or Adult fantasy more?- Probably YA, but Harry Potter and Percy Jackson are both considered middle grade, and those are two amazing series.

Those were some great questions! I’m scheduling and premaking some posts today, so watch out for those!


R.I.P Chasing Life

It is no secret that I like to watch TV. I have my shows that I absolutely love to watch. Unfortunately this weekend, one of my favorites has been ripped away from me by being cancelled.

Yep, that’s right. Chasing Life got cancelled by ABC Family. I would have been more okay with this cancellation had I not just watched the season 2 finale a few days before. THere were so many things just left there in the open. None of the strings were tied, let alone tied into pretty bows. And now, I will never know what happens.

Chasing Life was definitely one of the better shows to air on ABC Family. It was a very serious and real concept, and while their was added drama (hello its TV), it did a very good job at maintaining to the overall theme of how cancer is a costant battle. I am just sad that I will not see where the writers were planning on taking April in the next season.

We will not know if April has given up, or if she will continue to fight in her journey.

We will never see Beth with her baby.

We will never see Finn and Brenna together after realizing she was his donor.

We will never know what ultimately happens to George after the whole Thomas fiasco.


ABC Family, thanks for a great two seasons, but please consider the amazing show you are pulling off the air next time it come to cancellation season.

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Through the Dark Cover Reveal!

So I was browsing online yesterday and I saw in big letters ALEXANDRA BRACKEN COVER REVEAL TO NEW BOOK. With it, there was a picture of The Darkest Minds series so immediately I get excited (not going to lie, I thought it was going to be another book). Apparently, she is releasing a novella collection called Through the Dark this October. Here is the cover…


Through the Dark

I’m not going to lie, this isn’t my favorite cover. I love the Darkest Minds covers, but this one just looks like the sample coves you see on goodreads before the actual cover is released. I knew she had some novellas already, but I never got to read them. I’ll definitely pick this up in October since all three of the stories are now together (I love collections).

I’m not sure what these novellas are about, but I am praying that Liam and Ruby show up. Like they could be in the background and I would be happy. Even an extra story about Chubs or Zu would make me happy. I just miss this characters way too much.

So are you guys going to read it? I know there aren’t many Darkest Minds fans out there (which is completely messed up). I personally don’t read novella until they are in a physical collection, because I don’t like buying a 50 page story for 2 dollars on my kindle.

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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.


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!

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Top Ten Tuesday

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

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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.


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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.


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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!