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Fall Time, Cozy Time BooK Tag

In honor of the best season (in my opinion) beginning today, I decided to do the Fall Time Cozy Time Tag! Fall is undoubtedly my favorite season of the year, and these next few months make up the best time of my year! I’ve been in fall mode for the past few weeks, but now people can’t look at me too strange because now it’s actually fall!

Crunching Leaves: Choose a book that has red, orange and yellow on it 

Crown of Midnight by Sarah J. Maas

Crown of Midnight (Throne of Glass, #2)

Cozy Sweater: What book gives you the warm fuzzies?

Fangirl by Rainbow Rowell (this book is the definition of warm and fuzzy!)

Fangirl

 

3. Fall Storm: Choose your favorite book/genre to read on a stormy day

If there was a stormy day, I would want to just stay in and relax. I would probably grab a light contemporary read, so I could sit down and finish it that day. I would just sit around and read all day!

4. Cool Crisp Air: What cool character would you want to trade places with? 

My first instinct is screaming Hermione, but the more I think of it, I don’t know if I could handle all the Voldemort and war stuff. All my other favorite characters have like horrible lives, so this is really hard. Can I just be some happy person from a contemporary book? Maybe a less-annoying version of Lara Jean? All she does is bake all day, which sounds like a nice life.

5. Hot Apple Cider: What is an under hyped book that you want to see be the next hottest book? 

This isn’t exactly under-hyped, but just a new series. I would love to see Lynette Noni’s booK Akarnae pick up some steam so others are introduced to the beautiful series she is currently creating.

6. Coats, Scarves, Mittens: What’s the most embarrassing book cover you own and want to keep hidden from the public? 

There are so many I can think of. If you remember the old Anna and the French Kiss covers, those were pretty atrocious. I’m also one of those people who absolutely despise the Mortal Instruments covers so possibly one of those.

*EDIT: I CAME BACK BECAUSE I THOUGHT OF ONE.

Vampire Academy (Vampire Academy, #1)

Mead’s series have the worst track record with covers. They just aren’t good.

7. Pumpkin Spice: What is your favorite comfort food in the fall time?

I love pumpkin everything essentially. No, this is not some “basic” thing  because I want to be like everyone else. Pumpkin has genuinely been my favorite flavor since I was a little girl. It’s just fall in a bite!

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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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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

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The Sunday Post: Marathoning

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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:

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What’s Going On

  • I’m planning on cleaning off and rearraning my bookshelf. This is always a daunting task just because it takes me forever to organize them the right way. This is happening for two reasons. Number 1: I have accumulated a few more books, and since I’m not normal and I can’t just stick them on a shelf randomly, I have to go through and see where the will belong. Number 2: I’m hopping to particpate in Addlepates and Books new feature called Exploring my Bookshelves. Each week she gives some sort of question or theme dealing with your shelves, and it sounds like a lot of fun.
  • I’m super happy that some people enjoyed my Disney Song Tag. That is the second tag I have ever made and I had lots of fun with it. In the future, I am hoping to create some more of my own tags. I know many people enjoy tags and I making a list of people who want to be linked to the tags I do so they can see them and have a chance to do them as well. If you enjoy these posts and are looking for more tags, comment below!

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Currently Reading

In The Afterlight (The Darkest Minds, #3)

  • In the Afterlight by Alexandra Bracken

I have been reading this trilogy non-stop and I have fallen in love with it. If you want see me gush about these books, I have the reviews coming soon.

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Upcoming Posts

  • Darkest Minds Review
  • Never Fade Review
  • Monthly TBR Challenge
  • March Releases
  • Top Ten favprote books of ALL TIME (aka the hardest top ten tuesday ever)
  • Hunger Games Tag

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Disney Song Tag

Disney Song Tag

I decided it was time for me to create another tag! This one is inspired by some Disney songs that I enjoy, and I thought of some book questions that seemed to go along with the song. I haven’t seen this tag before, but I am sure someone has done this before! If you would like to participate in this tag, please feel free to do so, just please post a link to Find Me at the Library on that post. Alright, let’s get started!

1. A Whole New World- What is your favorite newest fantasy series?
Well, I’m not too far into it right now, but I’m reading The Darkest Minds and it seems pretty good so far. I’m not sure how ‘much fantasy is in it, but from where I am now it seems to be heading down that road.

 

 2. Part of You World- What book world would you like to live in? 

Obviously, the Wizarding World. I could go to Hogwarts for school and be surrounded by magic. Diagon Alley and Hogsmeade would be in my life and all would be well. (See what I did there…)

 

3. Let it Go- What book/series do you wish everyone would stop talking about?
For a while, I was always hearing things about the Hush Hush books. I never read them and I refuse to read them, just because I can’t imagine them being good. These people who never read decide to read that series in particular, and while I’m glad they are reading, couldn’t they pick a better one?

 

4. When You Wish Upon a Star- What book or series do you wish you could have more of?
I feel like a good answer would be Harry Potter for this because no one gets tired of it, but I can’t use it for all my answers. I suppose the next one would have to be Percy Jackson and his adventures, because there are tons of greek myths that Rick Riordan could work with.

 

5. Supercalifragilisticexpialidocious- What is the longest book you have read?

 I have to clock in Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix for this one, which if I am remembering right, has around 894 pages.

 

6. Hakuna Matata- What book could you read over and over without a care in the world?
Divergent, because I have reread that book more times than any other book. It always starts out with me just going through my favorite parts, and then I just end up rereading it.

 

7. A Spoonful of Sugar- What couple has the sweetest relationship?
Of course, I have to go with John Green’s Hazel and Gus. They meet and everything in their lives are better. Gus is the sweetest guy ever, and even spends his wish on something he wants to do with Hazel. Even though they don’t have the longest relationship, their little infinity is truly the greatest.

 

8. You Got a Friend in Me- Who are the best “best friends?”
There are so many to choose from when it comes to this question. I mean Will and Jem are great, but I feel like I have to pick Harry and Ron. Ugh too hard…

 

9. Zero to Hero- What character wasn’t expected to be a hero?
NEVILLE LONGBOTTOM. Poor Neville, no one ever believed in him. Then he came out against Voldemort and ended up killing a horcrux, showing how awesome he truly was.

 

10. You’ll Be in My Heart- What Character death made you cry the most?

SPOILERS AHEAD

Probably Augustus Waters because if someone didn’t cry at that, they have no heart. A close second would have to be Tris, because I just really wasn’t expecting that to happen at all.

 

If you decide to do this tag, please leave you post below so I can see them! Also, if you are someone who enjoys doings tags like these, comment below so I can start tagging you and putting your link on here, that way you know a new tag is up. I hope you have fun if you decide to do it.

 

 

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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.

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New Year’s Resolutions Tag

This is a tag created by Charlotte on her youtube account Charr Frears. She created all the questions to this tag and here is her video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PV9kI2UCSJo

 

This tag helps you set some little goals for yourself in reading throughout the new year. I hope by at the end of 2015 I can check off a majority of these questions.

 

QUESTIONS:

 

  1. An author you’d like to read (that you’ve never read before).
  • If there is anything I want to do in 2015, I want to finally read a Brandon Sanderson book. There has been so much hype about his books, and even though I am late to it, I would still like to partake in it. 🙂

 

  1. A book you’d like to read.
  • I would really like to read a Boy in a Striped Pajamas soon. I have it on my shelf but it just never seems like the right time to read something like that. However, it’ll be done this year.

 

  1. A classic you’d like to read.
  • I have never read Jane Eyre, so maybe sometime this year I could get to that.

 

  1. A book you’d like to re-read.
  • The Great Gatsby because I just really want to go through that book again.

 

  1. A book you’ve had for ages and want to read.
  • The Darkest Minds by Alexandra Bracken, because I started it and enjoyed it but other books came out at the same time and it was forgotten.

 

  1. A big book you’d like to read.
  • I don’t really know of any big big books that want to read anytime soon, but I suppose I could always reread one of the last Harry Potter books.

 

  1. An author you’ve previously read and want to read more of.
  • Rainbow Rowell because I have loved the two books of hers that I have read and I would really like to read Attachments and Landline.

 

  1. A book you got for Christmas and would like to read.
  • Well I got the Evolution of Mara Dyer for Christmas so I would like to read that whole trilogy now that I have the first two and the third is out.

 

  1. A series you want to read (start and finish)
  • The Daughter of Smoke and Bone Trilogy or the Grisha trilogy are both high on my lists.

 

  1. A series you want to finish (that you’ve already started)
  • I want to finish the Lunar Chronicles. (My way of saying I can’t wait for Winter to come out)

 

  1. Do you set reading goals? If so, how many books do you want to read in 2015?
  • I’m not great at keeping track of the amount of books I read, but this year I may give it a shot. I put 55 on my goodreads, but I am doubtful that I will remember to log my books on there.

 

  1. Any other reading goals?
  • Just to read more in general. I don’t exactly want more books read, I just want to spend more time reading even if it is just a little at a time.

 

 

 

 

 

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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!

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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!