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

Tuesday, December 12, 2017

TV Tag


1. Favorite shows? Oh gosh, there are so many that I love. I tend to binge a show and then become totally obsessed HOWEVER my all time top 5 are... -1. One Tree Hill -2. Friends -3. The OC -4. Gilmore Girls -5. Greys Anatomy
2. Favorite genre? I love comedies like Friends, New Girl, Will & Grace and stuff like that. But I mostly watched dramas and reality.
3. Least favorite show? I don't really have a least favorite show.
4. Most re-watched show/favorite show to binge watch? Friends.
5. Do you prefer watching things week-by-week or binge-watching? I'm a binge watcher like I said earlier. Sometimes I will watch shows as they come on but very rarely.
6. Favorite television characters? -Chandler Bing -Lorelei Gilmore -Seth Cohen -Brooke Davis -Schmidt
9. Show you fell out of love with? I've kind of lost some of my love for Scandal and Walking Dead which makes my heart sad.
7. Favorite television ships? Luke and Lorelei, Haley and Nathan, Chandler and Monica, Nick and Jess, hmm...Seth and Summer fo sho.
8. Show you could never get into? I tried watching Stranger Things but just haven't gotten into it yet. YET! I would like to try again sometimes.
12. What are you currently watching? This Is Us, Greys, Riverdale...I've been rewatching The OC lately too.
10. Cancelled too soon? My So Called Life!
11. Guilty pleasure show? Reality trash.

Thursday, December 7, 2017

Ex's & OMG's Review: Turtles All The Way Down by John Green


Heather:
So like anyone who read The Fault in Our Stars I have been waiting patiently for John Green to come out with a new novel. When he finally announced Turtles All The Way Down was coming, I anxiously counted down the days for it's release. Now I admit I went into this book having very high hopes because, well I mean TFIOS was such a powerful story and remains one of my all time favorite books ever...how could this one not be just as good. So I started chapter one and quickly found my self with this deep dread that I had built my expectations too high. Before you start to hate on me let me explain, we open with Aza the main character and instantly learn that she has some deep issues of Anxiety and OCD that kinda takes control of her and gets a bit dark at times. She often refers to her life as a book or movie that someone else is writing. Her best friend Daisy, which seems to the opposite of Aza, had me questioning how these two are friends because they seem a little mismatched. As I continued I realized that through the course of their very stormy relationship they really are best friends. Okay now it took me a while to get through the first half of Turtles which center around Daisy who convinces Aza to help her investigate the disappearance of a fugitive billionaire in hopes of collecting the hefty reward from finding him. Daisy remembers Aza knows the billionaire's son Davis, whom Aza soon falls for which kinda halts the girls whole detective angle. Once the book picked up a little I found it hard to put it down. I needed to know how it ended. Most of the story is told from Aza's perspective which takes away the other characters a bit but the deeper we dive into this girls mind we see the often dark way she views the world and everything around her. Though a bit uncomfortable at times to see what she goes through while battling her anxiety and OCD it is a refreshingly honest account of what it really is like for someone who has these issues to deal with. I suffer from both of these as well and could actually relate to what Aza feels and John Green did such an amazing job at making me fell her pain. I was also pleasantly surprised that the ending of this story is actually pretty upbeat. This is definitely John's darkest book so far and I really hope everyone takes the time to read it, I don't think you'll be disappointed.

Kayleigh:
My turn! :)
First I want to say that I am so thankful to Heather because she actually purchased me a signed edition of this book and when I got it I actually jumped. I have always wanted a signed John Green book and now I have one, so thank you again Heather!!
Since Heather has given you the gist of the plot I'm just going to tell you how I feel about it. I do agree that it was on the darker side but I actually felt like Looking For Alaska hit some darker points for me. So I think if you like a little more grit then you'd enjoy this one. I do agree that the ending was more upbeat than say...oh TFIOS...but I didn't really like it. I mean I guess in life things aren't always resolved and people don't always stay - and he did leave it open ended for two of the characters to reunite some day - but sometimes I read specifically for a happy ending. Although it is a John Green book so probably not the right choice for that.
Like Heather, I couldn't get into it at first. I too had built up this TFIOS love in my head and it was hard for me to not feel the same for this book. But as I continued I kept getting more and more attached to Aza. That girl goes through some serious minutes guys and imagining that there are people out there who go through these things break my heart. John Green always has a best friend in his books that are usually some of the best parts of the book but I was not a fan of Daisy for probably 75% of the book. I will say though that once her and Aza actually TALKED I got a different perspective for her and ended up really caring for her. I also loved Davis, I thought he was a fantastic character. He was so patient and sincere with Aza and I absolutely loved that.
John Green has this way to make you completely invest yourself in his stories. You don't even know that it's happening, it just does.
I would recommend this book if you are a fan of John Green and if you like more grit to your stories.

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Tuesday, December 5, 2017

Book Blogger Test Tag


1. What are your three book pet peeves?
Cover changes, height differences, killing off characters I love and adore - that's directed at you John Green.

2. Describe your perfect reading spot.
In a super comfy chair with a blanket and pillows.

3. Tell us three book confessions.
I tend to buy books in bulk, I've only paid full price for one hardcover book ever, I have books all over my house - anywhere you can put a book I have one there.

4. When was the last time you cried reading a book?
Hmm...let me take a quick look at my Goodreads...I think I teared up in Under The Lights by Abbi Glines.

5. How many books are on your bedside table?
There are currently none on top but underneath there are about 8.

6. What is your favorite snack while reading?
I like snacks so whatever I'm feeling in that moment.

7. Name three books you'd recommend to everyone.
The Fault in Our Stars by John Green
An Ember In The Ashes by Sabaa Tahir
The Hunger Games by Suzanne Collins

8. Show us your favorite book shelf.
Unfortunately I am not home atm so I cannot.

9. Write how much books mean to you in 3 words.
They mean everything.

10. What's your biggest reading secret?
I don't think I really have a reading secret. Sorry. :O

Tuesday, November 21, 2017

Top Ten Tuesday: November 21, 2017




Top Ten Books I'm Thankful For:

10. A Bend in The Road by Nicholas Sparks
-This is the very first Nicholas Sparks book I ever read and it started a serious love affair for me. I couldn't stop reading him and to this day he is one of my favorites.

9. Anna & The French Kiss by Stephanie Perkins
-I remember renting this book from the library and bringing it to work with me when I was like 21. I was working at a gift shop and when we didn't have customers I was allowed to read. I brought this one with me and was completely lost in it from the moment I opened it. It made me so darn happy inside.

8. That Time I Joined The Circus by J.J. Howard
-I'm thankful for this book because not only is it super duper good it's also the very first book I ever received from and author.

7. Rule by Jay Crownover
-I LOVE the Marked Men series. L.O.V.E. it. This was one of the first books I ever bought on my kindle and I was simply obsessed.

6. The Kiss Off by Sarah Billington
-This book is the reason I started my blog. I know I've shared the story before but in case you don't know it I'll give you the short version. I read The Kiss Off and reviewed it on Goodreads. Sarah Billington commented on my review and I fan girled for like ever. After I settled down for 5 minutes I decided right then to create A Book Lovers Playlist.

5. Literally every book I've read by Abbi Glines
-I love her so much guys.

4. The Perks of Being a Wallflower by Stephen Chbosky
-My brother was going through chemo when we decided to read Perks together and it changed us both. We went to see the movie right after and I remember crying so much in it that afterwards my brother couldn't stop laughing at me - even though he cried too. When we were walking out and he was laughing I felt infinite. I felt so grateful for my brother and because of that I will always appreciate and be thankful for Perks.

3. It Ends With Us by Colleen Hoover
-When I read It Ends With Us I cried and cried. I needed this book and I didn't know it. I was going through a lot at the time and it got me. I will always be thankful for this one.

2. Twilight by Stephenie Meyer
-The Twilight Saga is the first series I ever remember loving with all of me. It was a huge part of my teenage life and I'm so thankful that I still own all of them. Multiple copies. The white editions. Box set. Oh yes.

1. The Fault in Our Stars by John Green
-I'm fairly sure I don't need to tell you why I'm grateful for this book. 

Tuesday, November 14, 2017

Top Ten Tuesday: November 14, 2017

Top Ten Books I Want My Child (Or Future Children) To Read:

10. Sisterhood of The Traveling Pants by Anne Brashares
I'm not sure this is a series my son would enjoy of course but I do have a niece on the way so I'll definitely recommend it to her some day.

9. It Ends With Us by Colleen Hoover
Now there are some scenes in the book that I'm not sure I'd want my kid reading but the overall message is so important. I want my son to treat women the right way and if I ever have a daughter I want her to know her worth.

8. Without Merit by Colleen Hoover
As with the last one I said this one has an important message I feel. I want my son to know that things aren't always as they seem, to stick up for himself when he needs to, and to know just how much I love him.

7. Percy Jackson and The Olympians by Rick Riordan
My brother and I read this series together ages ago and it meant the world to me so I'd love for my son to read them too. Maybe when his cousin is older they can read them together like my brother and I did. 

6. The Outsiders by S.E. Hinton
The Outsiders is literally the only book I had to read in school that I actually enjoyed. There are so many lessons in it and now as an adult I understand why they want you to read it so bad.

5. The Perks of Being a Wallflower by Stephen Chbosky
"And in that moment I swear we were infinite" is tattooed under my collarbone/shoulder because this book means so much to me. It should be recommended reading in school and I know when my son gets older I'm going to ask him to read it.

4. The Hunger Games by Suzanne Collins
I think everyone should read The Hunger Games so obviously I want my son to.

3. Harry Potter by J.K. Rowling
I know what you're all thinking, why would you want your son to read Harry Potter when you've never read it. Well the answer is because I wish I had read it when I was younger. I remember everyone loving those darn books and I couldn't relate. They are some of the biggest books of my generation and I'd like him to experience them.

2. Twilight by Stephenie Meyer
-I'd like my son to read Twilight because it meant so much to me. I know a lot of people hate on the books - especially dudes - but it was such an important part of my life that I think it would be cool for him to enjoy it also.

1. The Fault in Our Stars by John Green
-This book changed my life and it's no secret how much I love it. I mean I have "Okay" tattooed to my arm so I think that kinda shows you how much it means to me. I would love for my son to read this someday because it's my absolute favorite.

Thursday, November 2, 2017

Full House Book Tag


1. Danny Tanner:
A book that needs to be cleaned up because there are loose ends or plot holes.
Allegiant by Veronica Roth. *insert eyeroll*

2. Joey Gladstone:
A book that made you laugh.
Can You Keep a Secret by Sophie Kinsella.

3. Jessie Katsopolis:

A book that has a great cover.
The Selection by Kiera Cass.

4. DJ Tanner:
A book or character that has taught you a lot.
Augustus Waters.

5. Stephanie Tanner:

A book you can't stop talking about.
I feel like I've talked about Dangerous Lies so much this year so we'll go with that one.

6. Michelle Tanner:
A book or character that you quote a lot.
I quote The Fault in Our Stars and Perks of Being a Wallflower almost daily.

7. Rebecca Donaldson:
A book or character that you relate to the most.
Don't laugh but I feel like Bella from Twilight. She's a huge reader like me, I bet she would've had a book blog if Edward wasn't so darn distracting. We are both Team Edward. We both have brown hair. :P

8. Steve Hale:
A book that you ate up (couldn't put down)
I remember reading Obsidian by Jennifer L. Armentrout and not being able to put it down.

9. Nicky and Alex Katsopolis:
A book that needs a sequel.
It Ends With Us by Colleen Hoover. PLEASE!

10. Kimmy Gibler:
A book or character that you've grown to love.
Nan from the Rosemary Beach series by Abbi Glines.

Tuesday, October 31, 2017

Spooky Scary Book Tag


1. What goes bump in the night?:
Name a book that has legitimately scared you while reading it.
I remember getting scared reading Dangerous Lies by Becca Fitzpatrick. I think because it's something that can really happen so it freaked me out man.

2. Jack O Lanterns and Classic Costumes:
A book you always reach for during Halloween time.
I always want to read Harry Potter and then don't.

3. Black cats and magic mirrors:
A book you love that is laced with superstition and/or magic.
The Hex Hall series! Gosh I miss those books, maybe I'll reread those again soon.

4. Witch's Brew:
Favorite witch character in any book/series.
Well Sydney becomes a witch in the Bloodlines series and I adore her so I pick her.

5. Ghouls and Ghosts:
A book that still haunts you to this day (good or bad)
Um, Looking For Alaska by John Green. I couldn't stand Alaska and I think about it a lot even though it's been years.

6. Haunted Graveyard:
You're all alone in a haunted graveyard, you get ONE book to give you comfort, which is it?
Why on earth would I be alone in a haunted graveyard?! Probably a Colleen Hoover book or something by Sophie Kinsella because she's so darn funny.

7. The Undead:
Favorite supernatural creatures to read about.
Vampires. All day e'ry day.

8. In the dead of night:
Pick a book with a black cover.
Fallen by Lauren Kate is mostly black and it's goooorgeous.

9. Trick or treat?
Treat of course. I'll take a Reese's pumpkin please and thank you ;)

Thursday, October 19, 2017

Under The Lights by Abbi Glines

If you read my post on Tuesday then you know that I've been in a reading slump so I picked up an Abbi Glines book to save me. After I finished Boys South of the Mason Dixon I decided I needed more Abbi Glines so I grabbed Under The Lights. I had bought this book over a month ago along with some others and I've been keeping it for this exact moment.
I read Until Friday Night this year too so hopefully you've read that review. If you haven't you can by clicking HERE
In Until Friday Night we meet Brady and Gunner and in this installment we get to see a love triangle form between them and their childhood friend Willa Ames.
Willa and the boys were best friends throughout childhood until she moved away when she was 11 years old. Her mother had her at like 15 years old and unfortunatly never really did a good job at being a mom. When Willa turns 11 her mom is married and having another child so she decides to take her from her grandma and raise her. That is until an extremely traumatic and heartbreaking thing happens to Willa landing her in juvie. The day she gets out her bags are packed and she finds herself homeless so she calls her grandma who is the only person who is willing to take her in.
When they were kids Willa was best friends with Gunner - the rich kid with the cocky attitude and adorable smile - and had a crush on Brady who lets face it is the all american boy. However now things have changed a little and she begins to notice that Brady isn't the boy giving her butterflies anymore.
As are her other books Under The Lights is told in multiple perspectives. I really liked getting to hear from Brady, Gunner, and Willa. I will tell you I was conflicted as to which "team" I was on at first. I mean I went into it thinking she'd be with Gunner but Brady is really nice so it was hard for me to not want to root for him. But after getting a few chapters in I realized there was no way I couldn't be Team Gunner.
So much happens in this installment of the Field Party trilogy and I absolutely loved it. If you're a fan of Abbi Glines - or even if you're not you crazy cat - then I definitely recommend this!!


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Tuesday, October 17, 2017

Boys South of the Mason Dixon by Abbi Glines


Lately I haven't been posting many book reviews and that's because I've been in yet ANOTHER STINKING READING SLUMP.
I know, it hurts me too.
I was talking to my friend the other day and I was telling her how I thought the only way I could get out of my slump was to read a book that I wouldn't be able to put down. So obviously that means an Abbi Glines book. I've had Boys South of the Mason Dixon on my TBR for quite awhile now so I figured now was the time.
No surprise here, I loved it.
The book follows Dixie and Asher who have loved each other for years. When Dixie is 13 she realizes that she loves Asher but decides she'll never be more than his friend considering hes a couple years older than her and absolutely beautiful. Flash forward to Dixie's 15 birthday and Asher gives her her first kiss and thus begins their love story.
Asher is one of 5 Sutton boys and may I just say that he is so crush worthy it's sickening. I'm not surprised though because Abbi always writes incredible love interests.
Dixie is the girl next door, all american girl that all of the Sutton boys have a soft spot for. Flash forward again years later and Dixie is now dating Asher's brother Steele after he broke her heart and left town without a word to her.
Obviously Asher comes back to town and boy do things get interesting. Now I know what you're thinking - oh good another love triangle. BUT there is a twist to this book that I have NEVER read and boy did it make my jaw drop.
As usualy I'm a big fan of the supporting characters as well as our couple - like Dixie's mom and dad, they're so so wonderful.
I'm sure you saw this coming so there's no point in dragging it out...I definitely recommend this book ;)

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Tuesday, October 10, 2017

Top Ten Tuesday: October 10, 2017



Top Ten Books With Fall Cover/Themes (If the cover screams fall to you or the book gives off a feeling of being fall'ish)



Okay so this reminds me of fall by way of Halloween lol
The cover is spooky and so Halloween it's sickening and I love it!! P.S. This book is fantastic and if you want to check out my interview with the INCREDIBLE and SUPER NICE author Kendare Blake click HERE



The cover for this book is why I bought it. Don't yell at me, I know that's not what you're "supposed to do" but I did it and I don't regret it dang it! It's so dark and reminds me of a thriller which boy oh boy was it.



I think this one reminds me of fall because of the GORGEOUS colors!!
I've interviewed J.J. Howard too and she is so stinkin nice! Check out the interview HERE



It's football. Need I say more?



Those colors though!! <3



Well it's creepy like Anna Dressed In Blood and reminds me of Halloween and being to scared for my own good.



Stunning. Dark. Gawgeous.



I think Twilight reminds me of fall because it takes place in some of fall and because the first time I read it was in the fall. My gosh this book holds a special place in my heart <3



I'm sure a lot of you will say uh Kayleigh this looks summer'y but I disagree. When I see sun like that it just makes me warm which reminds me of sweaters which reminds me of boots and fall.



Vampires. Fall appropriate.

Tuesday, October 3, 2017

Without Merit by Colleen Hoover

A few months back I'm going through my emails and I see one from Atria Books. My heart raced, my palms got sweaty, my eyes went a little buggy, wanna know why? Because attached in that email was a copy of Without Merit by Colleen Hoover.
I cannot begin to express how excited I was to receive this book for review. Guys, it's freaking Colleen Hoover. She's like our Queen and we gladly bow to her because she's a stinkin genius.
Obviously once my kindle finished downloading this glorious novel I was on it just about as fast as I'm on a piece of confetti cake.
Our protagonist, Merit Voss, is unlike any character Colleen has introduced to us before. While all of the females she writes are incredible I feel like Merit had a little bit of a harder side and a whole lot more spunk. One day Merit is perusing the shelves of a local antique shop for her next trophy - yes you read that right, trophy. She began collecting trophies the night that her uber lame boyfriend broke up with her by stealing his football trophy. Thus began an addiction to acquire as many awards as possible without actually earning them. Anyway this particular afternoon she meets Sagan who shockingly is an incredible guy that makes you hate all other men. Yes Colleen, thank you for ruining the male species for us.
Unfortunately Sagan isn't available and it's a whole lot more complicated than just "he has a girlfriend".
Like all of her other books this one gave me every single emotion. At some points I was literally laughing out loud while other moments I was crying.
Not only do we have a love story woven in but we also get a family dynamic that we don't always get to see. I absolutely loved this book. Every page. Every sentence. Every single word. If - like me - you are a huge Colleen Hoover fan then by no means should you hesitate in reading Without Merit. I definitely recommend it!!

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Tuesday, September 26, 2017

Autumn Book Tag



1) What is your favorite thing about Autumn? FOOTBALL!! I also love finally being able to wear boots and cute sweaters. Autumn clothes are my favorite clothes.
2) What book on your shelves reminds you of going back to school/your school days? The Outsiders. Whenever I see it I go right back to 11th grade.
3) Find a book on your shelf which has something Autumn related on the cover.
Oooh you guys are gonna be so mad at me...I'm not home so I'm having trouble coming up with one. 4) What is your favorite horror/Halloween story? Is Halloweentown a book? Yes? I mean there is one in the show. That totally counts right?
5) What is your favorite horror film? I LOVE the first and second Insidious movies. They scare the heck outta me but they aren't gross.
6) Which book release are you most looking forward to this Autumn? Um hello, John Greens new book comes out next month!! 7) Which film release are you most looking forward to this Autumn? To be honest I have no idea what movies are coming out right now. I've been slacking and for this I apologize ;)
8) Which three books that you are hoping to read this season. John Greens book Turtles All The Way Down Final Girls by Riley Sager annnnd Under the Lights by Abbi Glines.

Tuesday, September 19, 2017

The Book Blogger TMI Tag


1. How old are you?
27.

2. What book are you reading?
Anti Goddess by Kendare Blake.

3. What are you wearing?
Tank and yoga pants. #basic

4. OTP?
Augustus & Hazel Grace fo ever <3

5. Blogger or Wordpress?
Blogger!

6. Going outside being active or staying in and reading a book?
I have a 2 year old son, this means dirt. Lots of dirt.

7. What is the last book you read?
Atheists Who Kneel and Pray by Tarryn Fisher?

8. What is the book that you're going to read next?
The Unexpected Everything by Morgan Matson.
9. Ebooks - yes or no? 
I do enjoy an ebook every now and then.

10. Where do you prefer to read?
Anywhere I can. Seriously. Anywhere.

11. Who is the last person you tweeted?
KA Tucker.

12. Whose blog did you look at last?
The blog where I got these questions from :) Samantha's blog Spines and Covers

13. Who is your favorite blogger?
I've been following Just Another Bookish Blog the longest and I love it!!

14. Who is your favorite booktuber?
Heather from Bookables

15. What do you do when someone tells you reading is boring?
Cry. Laugh. Shake my head. Sigh.

16. Who is the last author you spoke to?
Um, Tess Wakefield I think?

17. Who is the last person you texted?
My friend Frankie.

18. Who is your all time favorite book character?
Augustus Waters <3

19. UK YA or US YA?
US YA.

20. What do you drink while reading?
Water...juice...pepsi.

21. If you hated reading, what would you be doing instead?
You bite your tongue. Or well...umm...whatever you would bite in the interwebs.

22. How many bookshelves/bookcases do you have?
I have like 4 bookshelves, now ask me if they're big. No they are not. I have books everywhere. Piles and piles.

23. If you had the choice to meet all of your favorite bloggers or all of your favorite authors who would you pick?
I love a lot of bloggers but if I could meet all of my favorite authors...shoot. I'd meet the authors.

24. Insta-love: yes or no?
Depends.
25. Favorite author?
Colleen Hoover and Abbi Glines!!

26. What is the number one book on your wishlist?
Turtles All The Way Down by John Green.

27. Do you prefer books with female or male protagonists? 
Female because I happen to be a female. BUT I don't always mind reading from a dude's perspective either. I'd prefer if I can get dual pov please.

28. What is the last song you listened to?
I had A Great Big World in my car but I don't remember which song was playing.

29. Which do you enjoy reading more - negative reviews or positive reviews?
Positivity peeps.

30. Who are you going to tag?
Everyone!!

Thursday, September 14, 2017

Ex's & OMG's Review: Atheists Who Kneel & Pray by Tarryn Fisher

On Tuesday I told you all about the new series I'm starting on my blog that I'm doing with my good friend Heather. The series is called Ex's and OMG's and Atheists Who Kneel & Pray is our first book. Enjoy our thoughts!!

Kayleigh:
If you follow Colleen Hoover to the extreme like I do - wow stalker much? - then you all know that she's friends with Tarryn Fisher. Even though she doesn't like her at all of course. (See if you stalk her...I mean follow her...then you'll get that little joke.)
I'm a huge Colleen Hoover fan - whaaaaat? I know, you're shocked - and when I saw her talk about this book on her CoHorts Facebook page I knew I had to check it out. I mean look at that cover.
The book follows Yara who is basically a gypsy. The girl can't stay in one place for to long, always needing the thrill of something new. She's also a self proclaimed muse and lucky for her our love interest David is in need of that very thing. So muse she becomes. But of course the two fall for each other and end up married. Now I know you're probably like um Kayleigh thanks for spoiling that but I swear I'm not. The reason I liked this book was because Tarryn is a really great writer and I've never read anything like this. Plus David was perfection. (Anyone remember that scene from Friends with Chandler and the gum? Gum would be perfection?)
What I didn't like was the back and forth. There were sometimes through out the book where I got really confused because she starts it back in time and then goes to present day. But then goes back again. And then back to now. If you aren't paying close attention it's easy to get confused.
All in all though I did enjoy it!!

Heather:
Okay so I went into the book not knowing much about it which is how I like to start most books, with a clean unbiased slate. So to my surprise it was nothing at all what I was picturing. I fell in love with Yara right away...this brash outspoken woman that was riddled with complexity. Then you meet David, this mysterious guy that sweeps in, is all kinds of charismatic and then leaves you wanting more. There is this push and pull between them that makes you feel like they are meant to be, but then you quickly realize this isn't a fairytale at all.
As I continued to read I found myself drawn more into the story, I needed to know what was going to happen, how would it end? I liked how it was written in dual perspective so I was able to feel from both of their points of view, which were drastically different. I ended up reading it in two days and when I was finished with the book I was left feeling closure, like I could move on with my life and not constantly wonder about it. Now I will say that there were times when I found Yara to be a bit dramatic for me, like she's too much in her head in my opinion and I would need to take a break because I found myself getting annoyed with her. David however sucked me right in, I felt like was this old soul trapped in a younger body and he was the reason that I needed to know what was going to hapen. I would definitely recommend this book to anyone who is a true believer in real love, the messy complicated kind that doesn't always make sense on paper.


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Tuesday, September 12, 2017

New Series!!


Good afternoon friends, I hope you're all having a fantastic Tuesday. Today I want to talk to you all about a new series that I'm going to be doing on my blog called Ex's and OMG's.
Some of you may remember my friend Heather who shared her DUFF story with us back in June. If you haven't checked it out you can read it by clicking HERE.
Heather is a book lover like me and we thought it would be fun to start a book club. So the plan is to pick a book in the beginning of the month, take the month to read it and then discuss it at the end of the month. My gosh that's the most I've ever used month in one sentence. Anyway it should be a lot of fun and it's something I'm really looking forward to.
Now here's the part i'm sure you'll all eat up. Heather is married to my ex fiance. Wowzers how on earth did we become friends right? Because Heather is great and reached out to me last year. I realized what a sweet girl she is and it was impossible to not become friends. We know that a lot of people think were nutballs for being friends and even though it may be uncoventional I couldn't be more grateful. So because of our past we came up with our series Ex's and OMG's. Ex's is pretty self explanatory now and OMG's because books make us use that phrase a lot. I mean hot guy in book? OMG. Book sucks? OMG. I have to wait a year for the second book? O.M.G.
Our first review will be up this Thursday so I hope you all check it out and let us know what you think.
Have a great day book lovers!!

Tuesday, September 5, 2017

The Season of You and Me by Robin Constantine


Some of you know that I have a book reward system that I try to stand by. When I complete a few books I reward myself with a new one. Keeps me motivated ;)
I had finished book four in the Crossfire series and I was stumped for what to read next so I went to the bookstore with my mom.
When I book shop I have 3 stages.
Stage number 1: Skim shelves
Stage 2 Grab books I'm interested in and then pile them up
Stage 3: Go through and put half of the books back because I can't afford them.
I had my pile narrowed down to 3 and I asked my mom to choose to which she said no please don't make me. I made her. She chose this one.
The book is told in dual POV - yes I know you're all well aware by now that I love that. Our main peeps are Cassidy who recently broke up with her cheating piece of poop boyfriend and Bryan who after a dare gone bad no longer has the use of his legs.
Cassidy wants to get away from her skeezy ex boyfriend so she decides to go stay with her dad for the summer and be a camp counselor which is what initially made me attracted to this book. I only went to 7th grade camp but I did love it. I remember when I was little I wanted to be a counselor when I grew up but I never did it, so you could say I wanted to live vicariously through Cassidy. Bryan has been a counselor at the same camp for years and isn't going to let the lack of mobility keep him away, even though some parents have expressed a concern.
The two of them end up meeting and becoming really good friends. Cass doesn't treat Bryan like he has something wrong with him and I think that's really cool. I can't even begin to imagine what that situation would be like and for her to not coddle him is really great.
I haven't read a good young adult contemporary in a while so this was really refreshing. I will tell you that in the beginning I did struggle to get into it. I thought I'd be hooked from the start but I wasn't. However once I did get into it I didn't want to put it down.
If you are looking for a lighthearted and sweet read then I'd recommend you pick this one up ;)

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Tuesday, August 22, 2017

Until Friday Night by Abbi Glines

This woman can do no wrong in my eyes. The first book I read by Abbi was the first book in the Vincent Brothers duology and I enjoyed it fine. I didn't love it but thought it was good. I remember deciding to pick up the second and loving it. That's when I found the Rosemary Beach series and I have never looked back.
I bought Until Friday Night a year ago and have been keeping it on my shelf for the right moment. As you all know I've been reading the Crossfire series by Sylvia Day and a couple weeks ago I finished the 4th book. I searched my library for the 5th one but with no luck. I went home and was like okay so you can either wait until you can order the 5th or you can pick up another book. Sometimes when I stop reading after I've been on a really great reading streak it puts me in a slump. So you guessed it, I looked on my shelf for another read. I saw this one sitting there and I said to myself in my best Morgan Freeman voice, "It's time."
I started it at about 11:00 p.m. while my son was sleeping and stayed up until about 2ish. If you have kids you understand that you don't get a lot of sleep so you don't usually want to waste it. I couldn't put this down though! I kept saying the whole "one more chapter" which lets be honest, it's a joke.
My darn eyelids betrayed me though and started getting heavy so I decided to finish it the next day while my son took his nap. Which I did. And I loved it.
I smiled like I did the first time I saw Leonardo DiCaprio in Titanic and I cried like I did at the end of that dreadful movie.
In typical Abbi fashion Until Friday Night is told in dual perspectives which for the 108th time I love.
Our main lady is Maggie who has had some serious hell in her life. She witnessed her father murder her mother. Yikes. Ever since she hasn't spoken a word. She was living with her godmother but ends up going to live with her moms brother, wife and son who is the same age as her.
Our main fella is West Ashby who is the typical "Big Man on Campus" but who is dealing with some pretty sad stuff at home with a sick father.
The two meet at a field party one night when West is upset and decides to kiss Maggie. Next day at school he's a dick and she decides that he wasn't worth her time.
Obviously that doesn't last long or this would be a pretty shitty book.
West ends up coming clean with Maggie on his home life and she speaks for the first time - to him.
I absolutely 100%, without a doubt, no joke, loved this couple. I was hooked from the first page and stayed in love after I finished it.
Whether you've read this goddess' books before or not I DEFINITELY recommend you pick up Until Friday Night. You will not regret it.


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The Mid Year Book Freak Out Tag August 2017 Edition


I did this tag in 2015...and a couple months ago hehe...but I love it and it's fun to see where we are. ;)

1. Best book you've read so far in 2015.
Gah!! I'm so conflicted. I loved Dangerous Lies by Becca Fitzpatrick but I loved Until Friday Night by Abbi Glines too. Can we just say both? Please? DON'T MAKE ME CHOOSE!!

2. Best sequel you've read so far in 2015.
Do Like A Memory and Because of Lila count as sequels? Yes?

3. New release you haven't read yet, but want to.
I'm not sure when it was released - if it was even this year - but the last book in the Crossfire series.

4. Most anticipated release for the second half of the year.
John Greens new book obviously.

5. Biggest disappointment.
Beastly Lights by Theresa Jane.

6. Biggest surprise.
To be real with you I didn't know I'd love Dangerous Lies as much as I did.

7. Favorite new author. (Debut or new to you)
The only new author that I've read that I really enjoyed is K.A. Tucker. I have really enjoyed the Crossfire series by Sylvia Day but I don't know if I would read other books by her and I wouldn't hesitate to read more by K.A. Tucker.

8. Newest fictional crush.
Back in 2015 I chose an Abbi Glines character. Here in 2017...I'm going to choose an Abbi Glines character :P I'm going with Cruz Kerrington or West Ashby. <3

9. Newest favorite character.
I really loved West guys.

10. Book that made you cry.
Until Friday Night by Abbi Glines, Confess by Colleen Hoover, and I'm sure there were others.

11. Book that made you happy.
Even though Without Merit by Colleen Hoover has some sad moments that book made me laugh out loud. That woman is a genius.

12. Favorite book to film adaptation you saw this year.
I have only watched one book to movie adaptation this year and that was Fifty Shades Darker so I suppose we'll go with that one.

13. Favorite review you've written this year.
Probably my review for To Hate Adam Connor, that was a fun one.

14. Most beautiful book you've bought so far this year (or received)
I think the cover for Until It Fades is GORGEOUS.

15. What books do you need to read by the end of the year?
So. Many.

Thursday, August 17, 2017

Because of Lila by Abbi Glines

Two days ago I reviewed Like A Memory for you all and told you all how much I loved it. The night that I finished it I picked up Because of Lila because...why wouldn't I? I stayed up until like 2 reading it and then finished it the next day.
That is one of my favorite things about Abbi's books, they are so addicting and easy to read. Let's just take a moment to appreciate her greatness.
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Wasn't that lovely?
Alright on with the review.
Because of Lila is obviously about Lila Kate who is Grant and Harlow's daughter - from Rosemary Beach. Lila has always been in love with Cruz Kerrington - who is Woods and Della's son. He kissed her when they were in their early teens and she'd been hooked since. They are 21 and 22 - if I remember right - now and one night at a party Cruz kisses her again but then is an a-hole and calls her icy and other not friendly things.
Lila decides she's an adult and she's going to leave Rosemary Beach - and Cruz - and go on an adventure. Her first stop is Sea Breeze to stay with Nate and Bliss. There she meets Eli - who we meet in Like A Memory and is Bliss's best friend. The two have a one night stand and the next morning are both at Bliss and Nate's house having breakfast. Awkward.
Back in Rosemary Beach Cruz finds out that Lila left and it bothers him more than he thought it would. So what does he do? He takes off on his motorcycle to Sea Breeze and tells Lila to get on his bike with nothing but what she has on her and they'll go on her adventure together. Obviously since she's in love with him she goes.
The two realize their feelings for each other, well I suppose it's more like Cruz mans the f up and admits his feelings and it's pretty stinkin' hot.
I'm not going to tell you anymore because duh why would I ruin it for you?
I told you in my last review that I checked out other peoples thoughts on Like A Memory and just for kicks I did the same for this one. I noticed a lot of people saying that they thought the kids of our favorite characters are kind of jerks and that bothers them. I'm going to be honest, Cruz has some very unlikable moments but let us remember that Rush was kind of a huge dick to Blaire and Woods, Grant, and the rest of the lot were also not the sweetest at times.
I love the characters desperately and i'd definitely recommend Because of Lila.
p.s. I also totally ship Cruz and Lila. In love. Not surprising though since Woods is everything and we're talking about his spawn.

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Tuesday, August 15, 2017

Like A Memory by Abbi Glines

When I first heard that my beloved Abbi Glines was releasing this series I almost fainted. Seriously, i'm not playing.
It is by no means a secret that I love the Rosemary Beach series. I don't really think we even need to address my love for it because you guys are well aware by now that it's my favorite - next to the Marked Men series by Jay Crownover. Which you also know, who are we kidding.
I have only read the first book in the Sea Breeze series so I don't know all of the characters from those books but Abbi said it's not necessary to even read ANY of the books first but it will provide you with a background. At first I wanted to read the Sea Breeze books before I started this one but I couldn't, I'm far to impatient.
I started reading Like A Memory last Thursday and finished it Friday.
I loved it. I know, I'm sure you're all shocked right now.
So because I haven't read the Sea Breeze books I don't know much about Bliss' parents but Nate is the son of Rush and Blaire who start of the Rosemary Beach books.
When they were teenagers the two met in Sea Breeze and fell in love. Unfortunately after their summer together plans to meet up disappeared when Bliss was diagnosed with a series disease. She didn't want Nate to see her sick so she never responded to any of his calls or texts. Years later they are now in their 20s and Bliss has been clear for 4 years. She decides to move in with her best friend and work for a girl who is opening a clothing store. This girl also happens to be engaged to Nate Finlay.
Nate pretends like he doesn't remember Bliss - which I mean ouch - but that whole act doesn't last long.
I read a few reviews before I started Like A Memory and I was surprised by how many people didn't like it. To be honest it made me nervous going into it. I'm so mad at myself for letting other peoples opinions worry me because I loved it.
If you are a fan of either the Sea Breeze books or Rosemary Beach...or perhaps you just want a good love story...then I definitely recommend you pick this up!!

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Thursday, August 3, 2017

Entwined With You by Sylvia Day

In the last few weeks I've reviewed the first 2 books in the Crossfire series and I'm here with you today to bring you my review for the third installment.
*Golf clap*
It should go without saying that if you haven't read the first two books you shouldn't read this review. Notice I said "it should" I have chosen to still say it and really beat that horse.
DO NOT READ THIS IF YOU'VE NOT READ THE FIRST TWO.
I AM NOT JOKING.
THIS IS NOT A DRILL.
PROCEED WITH CAUTION.
ACTUALLY DON'T PROCEED UNLESS YOU'VE READ THE FIRST TWO BOOKS.
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If you read the last book - which you darn well better have - you know that Gideon killed Nathan. You also know that him and Eva had to "break up" because Gideon didn't want there to be a connection to the jackass. Eva and him obviously can't stay away from each other though and decide that it's okay to come out as a couple again but they struggle with how to go about doing that. Because of that for a while they just sneak around. Which is kinda hot. And by kinda I mean whoa nelly.
While the two are dealing with everything an ex of Gideon's who is a reporter starts questioning Eva about their relationship. I have to tell you guys I feel really bad for Eva. I mean come on, it's like she can't catch a break from these witches with a b. She also is dealing with Brett again who won't let her turn him down. He ends up asking her to come to his music video reveal for "Golden" the song he wrote about her and it's basically a montage of their relationship.
Another thing happens in this book which made me such a happy little book blogger. I'm not gonna tell you though, I want you to be surprised. :)
I loved getting to see more of Eva and Gideon but also of other characters we've met such as Megumi and Cary. I also really love Eva's dad so any time he's mentioned in the books I get all smiley.
All in all if you've read the first 2 then I definitely recommend you keep up with the series and check this one out. So far it's probably my favorite.

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Tuesday, August 1, 2017

Happy Bookaholic Tag Take Two



Back in 2014 my 24 year old self did this tag. I saw it on another bloggers page - well I saw theirs - and it made me want to do it again. I figured hey it's been 3 years, I wonder if my answers will change at all. I included my old answers below as well as my new answers so we can all see how much they've changed. 2014 answers will be like this and 2017...will not. Enjoy!! :)
1. What do you love about buying new books?
The feeling you get knowing you're holding a new adventure in your hands. Wow that sounded lame.

I love being able to escape which is basically the same answer I gave 3 years ago but in different words. Books take us into different worlds and it's nice to escape sometimes.

2. How often do you buy new books?
I bought a book last Friday and that's the first book I've bough in months. I used to go on crazy book buying sprees but lately I just haven't been interested. It's a problem, I know.

I bought the 4th book in the Crossfire series by Sylvia Day like 2 weeks ago? I told myself that if I could finish 3 books then I was allowed to go buy a new one. I have been able to do that occasionally but sometimes money is spent on other things like food and other things necessary for living.

3. Bookstore or online book shopping - which do you prefer?
I love going to the bookstore because it's fun to be able to see the books and hold them. But I also like online shopping because it's usually a lot cheaper, especially for hardcover books.

I still love going to the bookstore and looking for books but now that I have a very active and interested toddler and tighter fundage it's much easier to do online shopping. However when we do go to the bookstore it is exciting to see how happy he gets to look at books.

4. Do you have a favorite bookstore?
There is a used/new bookstore about 2 hours away that I've gone to quite a bit and I LOVE it.

Amazon has been my friend lately.

5. Do you preorder books?
The only physical book I've ever pre-ordered is Breaking Dawn by Stephenie Meyer. But I have ordered quite a few e-books.

Breaking Dawn is still the only physical book I've ever pre-ordered.

6. Do you have a monthly book buying limit?
Not right now only because I haven't really been buying books. When I do get addicted to book buying I usually buy them used so I never really spend a lot of money.

Nope, never really saw a need for it.

7. Book buying bans - are they something for you?
Ha. That's laughable. No, they are in fact not for me.

Haha, still no.

8. How big is your wishlist?
So. Big.

So. Big.

9. Which 3 books (from your wishlist or preorders) would you like to own now?
-Nash by Jay Crownover
-Rush Too Far by Abbi Glines
-City of Heavenly Fire by Cassandra Clare

-Without Merit by Colleen Hoover (which I was actually just sent an ARC of!! :) I'm so stoked it's insane)
-Turtles All The Way Down by John Green
-Like A Memory by Abbi Glines (Yep, still adore that woman)







Thursday, July 27, 2017

Reflected In You by Sylvia Day

Last week I told you all my thoughts on Bared To You which is the first book in the Crossfire series. Now when I began this series I thought it was only three books. Saturday I was with my son and we decided to go into the bookstore - well I decided, he was just happy because there were toys. While in there I saw that there are in fact 5 books in total. 5. Not 3. This made me a very happy reader because I am currently finishing up book 3. I thought I was going to have to wait years to see if she'd write another book and hot damn she'd written two. It was a beautiful moment. :P
Alright so lets get into the review. If you haven't read the first book then stop reading!!
I mean it.
Stop.
I'm not playing around.
Totally using my mom voice right now.
Alright, I've given you fair warning.
...
Last chance.
Okay, so in this book we see more of Eva and Gideons relationship.
That's all I'm telling you.
Hehe, not really.
At the end of the first book our couple were having some issues in the jealousy department and in the "Gideon won't tell any secrets to save his life" department.
In this installment there is still jealousy and Gideon still won't fill us in on many secrets.
I have to say though, these two sizzle off the page. Seriously guys, Sylvia Day knows how to write some steamy love.
I liked that we got to look deeper into the pasts of these characters, I loved Eva's dad and his visit, I loved the tension Brett caused, I still am totally infatuated with Cary. I really really liked it. The ONLY thing that got on my nerves a tid bit was Eva's jealousy. She's like off the charts sometimes. I get it, I get jealous too. And Gideon is a hunky man and she doesn't want to share. But sometimes I think she's a little immature about things and that bothers me. One of my least favorite things in the world is miscommunication and I think that this happens a lot between our couple.
All in all though I liked Reflected In You and I picked the 3rd book up right away...I'm also expecting the 4th book in the mail by tomorrow :)


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Tuesday, July 25, 2017

Random Questions About Me Tag

I read Spines and Covers answers to this tag and loved them!! If you want to check it out click HERE
And if you want to see my answers then keep reading please ;)

1. Do you like blue cheese?
Ha. That would be uhhh no.

2. Have you ever been drunk?
I have not.

3. Do you own a gun?
I do not.

4. What flavor of kool aid is your favorite?
Orange.

5. Do you get nervous before doctors appointments?
Yes, I'm a huge child.

6. What do you think of hot dogs?
I love them, let's not discuss this further.

7. Favorite Christmas movie?
Christmas Every Day or The Christmas List. Ahh I love those two so much <3

8. What do you prefer to drink in the morning?
Water or apple juice, yummy.

9. Can you do push ups?
Hehe.

10. What's your favorite piece of jewelry?
A necklace my mom got me when I gave birth to my son.

11. Do you have A.D.D.?
Nope.

12. What's your favorite shoe?
My mint green converse, they're beautiful.

13. Middle name?
Jo.

14. Name 3 thoughts at this exact moment.
1. My middle name makes me think of Joey from Dawsons Creek
2. Gosh Pacey and Joey were so cute.
3. I love that my boyfriend looks like Pacey <3 <3 <3

15. Name 3 drinks you drink regularly.
1. Water
2. Pepsi
3. Apple Juice

16. Current worry?
The state of our country.

17. Current hate?
A strong dislike of our "President"

18. Dum da dum dum!! What is that?
The sound of our President entering a room.

19. How did you bring in the New Year?
With family <3

20. Where would you like to go?
I want to go to the Atlantis Resort in the Bahamas So. Freaking. Bad.

21. Name 3 people who will complete this.
I'm not sure who has done this already so I don't really want to tag anyone. If you want to do it though PLEASE leave me the link in the comments!!

22. Do you own slippers?
Many.

23. What color shirt are you wearing right now?
It's pink, white, orange and yellow Aztec print.

24. Do you like sleeping on satin sheets?
Can't say I ever have.

25. Can you whistle?
Not even a little.

26. Favorite color?
Mint green.

27. Would you be a pirate?
Arg, probably not.

28. What songs do you sing in the shower?
Anything from the 90s.

29. What's in your pocket right now?
Lint probably.

30. Last thing that made you laugh.
My son.

31. Best bed sheets as a child.
My Barbie sheets. They rocked.

32. Worst injury you had as a child.
Um well it wasn't really an "injury" but I had an eye infection and almost lost my eye sight...so that sucked.

33. Do you love where you live?
I sure do.

34. How many dogs do you have?
My dog passed last August and he's the only dog that has ever been all mine.

35. Does someone have a crush on you?
I sure hope my boyfriend does. If not that stinks.

36. What is your favorite candy?
Reese's!!

37. Favorite sports team.
Green Bay Packers!!

Tuesday, July 18, 2017

Bared To You by Sylvia Day

Way back in the day - and by that I mean like 4 years ago - I read the Fifty Shades of Grey series. A couple years ago I came across this series and people were saying if you liked Fifty Shades you'd like this. Well in the store these books are like $15 a piece so I never purchased them. Thanks to good old fashioned library book sales I scored all three books last year for $1!! I win.
I put them away and kind of forgot about them until a couple of months ago. I had seen Bared To You in the store and was like oh hey I have those books, I should read them. Unfortunately I forgot where I put them. Hehe. After much digging I found the 2nd and 3rd. Boo. Then miraculously I found the 1st book the other day and decided to start reading it. I finished it in just a couple days and really really liked it.
Our couple is Gideon and Eva who are absolutely crazy for each other. From the second the two met they've been hooked. Gideon is a multi billionaire handsome fella and Eva is from money and gorgeous. She has recently moved to New York City with her best friend Cary - who's a male model and I love him. She is determined to work and make her own money and the office she works in is in the same building as Gideon. Lucky girl. Once the two of them start talking Gideon quite bluntly points out that he wants her - and I mean wants her.
She's all oh no sir you don't talk to me like that but duh they end up getting together.
Gideon has secrets from a tortured past and Eva has had her own trauma. The two of them together equals a beautiful disaster.
I do see why people compared this to Fifty Shades because of the hot guy who's rich, blunt, obsessive and basically a sex addict verging on the uber kinky side. But I feel like that's where the similarities end. The only thing Ana and Eva have in common is the fact that they're jealous and can be insecure with the one they love. But Eva is more experienced and confident where Ana isn't.
I did like the chemistry between the two a lot because they're...hot. But I felt sometimes that they needed to take a chill.
With that being said I started reading the second one yesterday because I have to know the rest of their story. I'm about half way through so I'm hoping to have it finished soon and have a review up next week.
I would recommend this book if you're looking for a steamy romance.

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The Secret Life of A Book Blogger Tag


I saw this tag over on Spines & Covers and loved it. Any tag that talks about the book blogging community is fun for me. If you want to check out their tag click HERE

1. How long have you been a blogger?
My first post was on February 19, 2013 - and yes I did just go look. So I've been a book blogger for over 4 years now and that is crazy to me.

2. At what point do you think you'll stop blogging?
I don't know if I'll ever stop blogging. It has become such a constant in my life and I always look forward to writing my posts.

3. What is the best thing about blogging?
Everything. I love the people I've met, I love the books that I've read that I might not have without bloggers and vloggers. It's just a wonderful community and I'm so grateful to be a part of it.

4. What is the worst thing? What do you do to make it okay?
Um, I don't know if there is a "worst thing". I mean it sucks when I get in reading slumps because then I don't post any reviews. The whole reason I started A Book Lovers Playlist was to write reviews and create playlists. So yeah it kinda stinks when I have none to write BUT that's not my blogs fault.

5. How long does it take to make/find pictures to use?
It depends, sometimes it's like 10 seconds, sometimes it's a lot longer.

6. What do you wear when you write blog posts?
Sometimes I like to write my posts when my son is sleeping at night so if that's the case then I'm in pajamas. Other times I write them when he's napping so then I'm - usually - dressed for the day.

7. How long does it take to prepare?
I hate to say this again but...it depends. There have been times when I've read a lot so I pre-write reviews or tags if I see any that I like. I have sat down before though with notes and things and it takes me a while. Not really preparing but the act of actually putting it all together takes a long time.

8. How do you feel about the book blogger community?
I love every one of them.

9. What do you think one should do to get a successful blog?
Keep it up. Don't let lack of pageviews, comments, or followers get you down and make you quit doing something you love. It's a fun world to be a part of and if you keep up with it you'll really love it.

Thursday, July 13, 2017

The Literary Dinner Party Tag



1. One character who can cook/likes to cook
Anastasia can cook pretty well in Fifty Shades so we'll go with her.

2. One character who has money to fund the party
Hmm...well Christian Grey has a lot of money...not sure how he'd feel about funding a party and Ana cooking though.

3. One character who might cause a scene
Nan from the Rosemary Beach series. She's a pain in the tush more often than not.

4. One character who is funny/amusing
Patrick from Perks of Being a Wallflower is super funny and I think he'd make an excellent dinner guest.

5. One character who is super social/popular
Brett from Until It Fades is a professional hockey player so he's my perfect choice.

6. One villain
I always liked Sebastian from the Mortal Instruments. He'd make things interesting I think.

7. One couple - doesn't have to be romantic
Rule and Shaw. I <3 them.

8. One hero/heroine 
Katniss is a hero, lets go with her.

9. One underappreciated character
I don't feel like Eddie from the Vampire Academy/Bloodlines series gets enough love. He does in the book, I just don't think enough people love on him who read the books.

10. One character of your own choosing
Catherine from Until It Fades because I love her and because Brett is coming, so she should be there too.