“We are the music makers, and we are the dreamers of dreams.” - Arthur O'Shaughnessy

Tuesday, September 15, 2015

Top Ten Tuesday: September 15, 2015

This weeks T10T is a freebie so I looked back at the older posts and I decided to go with...drum roll please...
Top Ten Favorite Quotes!!
I think I may have done this before but I don't remember soooo please forgive me!! :)
Also these are in no particular order, I just looked on my Goodreads quotes.

Ready? Here we go.

10. The Fault in Our Stars by John Green
“I'm in love with you," he said quietly.

"Augustus," I said.

"I am," he said. He was staring at me, and I could see the corners of his eyes crinkling. "I'm in love with you, and I'm not in the business of denying myself the simple pleasure of saying true things. I'm in love with you, and I know that love is just a shout into the void, and that oblivion is inevitable, and that we're all doomed and that there will come a day when all our labor has been returned to dust, and I know the sun will swallow the only earth we'll ever have, and I am in love with you.”

9. A Dance With Dragons by George R.R. Martin
“A reader lives a thousand lives before he dies, said Jojen. The man who never reads lives only one.”

8. The Perks of Being a Wallflower by Stephen Chbosky
"We accept the love we think we deserve."

7. City of Glass by Cassandra Clare
“There is no pretending," Jace said with absolute clarity. "I love you, and I will love you until I die, and if there is life after that, I'll love you then.”

6. Divergent by Veronica Roth
"I might be in love with you." He smiles a little. "I'm waiting until I'm sure to tell you though."

5. The Last Song by Nicholas Sparks
“Life, he realize, was much like a song. In the beginning there is mystery, in the end there is confirmation, but it's in the middle where all the emotion resides to make the whole thing worthwhile.”

4. The DUFF by Kody Keplinger
“Spanish, huh?" he said, glancing down at the scattered papers as he grabbed them. "Can you say anything interesting?"
"El tono de tu voz hace que queria estrangularme." I stood up and waited for him to hand over my papers.
"That sounds sexy," he said, getting to his feet and handing me the stack of Spanish work he'd swept together. "What's it mean?"
"The sound of your voice makes me want to strangle myself."
"Kinky.”

3. TFIOS by John Green
“You don't get to choose if you get hurt in this world...but you do have some say in who hurts you. I like my choices.”

2. TFIOS by John Green
“Oh, I wouldn't mind, Hazel Grace. It would be a privilege to have my heart broken by you.”

1. TFIOS by John Green
“Some people don't understand the promises they're making when they make them," I said.

"Right, of course. But you keep the promise anyway. That's what love is. Love is keeping the promise anyway.”








Thursday, September 10, 2015

Sunshine Blogger Award



"The whole idea of the Sunshine Award is that you nominate bloggers who put a little sunshine in your day, who are positive, creative, and inspiring."

I think this award is the cutest thing and I'm so grateful to Caroline for nominating me!!

 Rules
1. Answer the 11 questions provided for you.
2. Nominate other wonderful bloggers and ask them 11 questions.


Caroline's Questions

1. Contemporary or Fantasy books?
I do enjoy fantasy books but overall I'd have to go with contemporary because they make me happy.


2. How did you come up with the overall theme you have on your blog?
I had a music blog a LONG time ago and I loved it but I only posted occasionally and it didn't seem to do very well which discouraged me. Then one day I decided to make my blog and I'm like okay so I love music and books so I'll put the two together and tada A Book Lovers Playlist.


3. Which type of subscribers do you prefer? (eg. email, blogger, goodreads, g+...)
Um, I prefer subscribers period. :)


4. What was your favorite book you read this year?
Oh dear, let's see, probably When You're Back by Abbi Glines or The Indigo Spell by Richelle Mead.


5. Favorite snack to eat/drink while reading? While blogging?
I don't really snack while I do any of those but if I do then it's chocolate milk or water and a granola bar or something like that.


6. Do you do any sports? If so, which?
Ha, no.


7. What is your favorite stand-alone? 
The Fault in Our Stars by John Green, of course.


8. What is your favorite childhood fairytale?
I didn't really read fairytales when I was a kid...does Beauty and The Beast count? :)


9. What band/singer would you love to see live?
I would love to see Nate Ruess!!


10. Do you have a lucky number? What is it?
Well I just had a baby boy on the 13th so I'm going to say that's my lucky number!!


11. What kinds of non-fiction books draw your attention?
I really do not like non-fiction books. I read because I want a story that I can put myself in, if it's non-fiction I can't do that.

My Questions:
1. What made you want to be a book blogger?
2. What's your favorite part about being a book blogger?
3. Are there any book bloggers you'd love to do a meet up with?
4. If you were to write a book or series what genre would it be?
5. Out of all the authors you love who do you idolize the most?
6. If you could be best friends with any book character who would you choose?
7. Which author would you love to meet the most?
8. What is your favorite movie?
9. What candy could you not live without?
10. What is the first book you remember buying?
11. If you could travel anywhere in the world for free where would you go?

My Nominees:
Katie's Book Blog
Geeky Bloggers Book Blog

Tuesday, September 8, 2015

Top Ten Tuesday: September 8, 2015

Ten Finished Series I Have YET to Finish (topic first done in 2012)

10. Rusk University series by Cora Carmack
I LOVED the first book in these companion novels but for some unknown reason I haven't read the other books. I suck.

9. Never Never (trilogy? series?) by Colleen Hoover and Tarryn Fisher
I read the first one...haven't picked up anymore than that.

8. The Mara Dyer trilogy by Michelle Hodkin
I really loved the first two books in this trilogy but I haven't had a chance to pick up the third book and it's bugging me.

7. Delirium trilogy by Lauren Oliver
I read the first book and liked it enough to buy the next two books but not enough to actually read them yet..hehe.

6. Shatter Me trilogy by Taherah Mafi
I only read the first book and it's basically for the same reason as number 7.

5. The Darkest Minds trilogy by Alexandra Bracken
I read The Darkest Minds and really enjoyed it but never picked up the other two books.

4. The Infernal Devices trilogy by Cassandra Clare
I started reading Clockwork Prince last summer and it put me in a reading slump so I haven't finished the trilogy yet, however I would like to pick it back up soon.

3. Bloodlines series by Richelle Mead
I have yet to read the last book in this series and it's driving me CRAZY!!

2. The Lux series by Jennifer L. Armentrout
 I have 2 more books in the series to read and then I'll be finished!!

1. Marked Men series by Jay Crownover
I started reading Asa a few weeks back but then I had my son and haven't had much time for reading. :)