"What do you want to be?" "Happy," she says with a smile. - Colleen Hoover

Wednesday, July 31, 2013

Top Ten Tuesday

Top Ten Favorite Beginnings/Endings In Books
(Yes I know this is a day late...I suck. Deepest apologies) ; )

10. Dash and Lily's Book of Dares by Rachel Cohn and David Levithan
-I was in love with this book from the very first page. It's that freaking good.

9. The Lost Hero by Rick Riordan
-I remember when I read the end of this book and my mouth literally dropped.

8. The Vincent Brothers by Abbi Glines
-My heart was so darn happy when I finished reading this book.

7. Jet by Jay Crownover
-Because it's delish that's why.

6. Breaking Dawn by Stephenie Meyer
-I know pretty much everyone hates this book but I loved it. M'kay? And the ending made me feel all sorts of feels I didn't think I had. Mmmm I loved it!

5. Vampire Academy 1-6 by Richelle Mead
-Beginning. Ending. Middle.
-I'm not kidding the beginnings and endings of every stinkin' one of these books were amazing to me.

4. Wither by Lauren DeStefano
-This book is incredible. The ending is even better.

3. Beautiful Creatures by Kami Garcia and Margaret Stohl
-When I read the last page I had a crazy freak out...and then went and ordered the second book.

2. Catching Fire by Suzanne Collins
-Last sentance. Cray cray. Shit pants. Oh. My. Gawd.

1. The Fault In Our Stars by John Green
-Who am I kidding---this whole book is incredible.

Wednesday, July 24, 2013

Tag: Questions About Books

1. What is your favorite book?
Can You Keep A Secret by Sophie Kinsella
The Fault in Our Stars by John Green
Rule by Jay Crownover

2. Who is your favorite author?
Sophie Kinsella, John Green, Richelle Mead, Jay Crownover, Tammara Webber, and recently I have been obsessed with Abbi Glines

3. What genre do you prefer?
Contemporary and Paranormal please

4. What is your favorite book series?
Twilight duh. (Don't judge me.)
The Vampire Academy
Between The Lines
Marked Men

5. What books did you hate reading in school?
Anything I was forced to read.

6. What is the first book you remember reading as a child?
If You Give A Mouse a Cookie

7. Bookstores or libraries?
I love libraries but bookstores are obviously awesome too.

8. How many books do you own?
I'd say I own a few.

9. Do you read before bed?
Occasionally. Usually I watch booktube videos before bed.

10. What is your most comfortable reading position?
I like sitting in a comfy chair with a nice armrest to put the book on. I also like laying on my stomach while reading. But not for too long otherwise my eyes go bonkers.

11. What is the most recent book you've read?
City of Glass and I effing loved it!

12. What quote from any book will you never forget and why?
"You're exactly my brand of heroin." Why will I never forget it? Because it's Twilight. Because Edward Cullen is delish. And because I remember thinking "Is that something nice to say or is that just rude?"

13. Science fiction or fantasy?

14. What books do you regret reading?
Ruby Red. It was a waste of my time. I hate time traveling! Although I wish I could travel back in time and tell myself to pass on that book. Ahhh!

15. How large is your bookshelf?
I don't really own a bookshelf. I have books in my closet, above my window, under my nightstand, on a skinny bookshelf (that has like 3 shelves) and in my dresser. That's right I have books filling up my dresser.

16. On average, how many books do you read per year?
Depends on how many good books I read. Last year I read 70 something I believe and this year i've already read 57.

17. What book can you read hundreds of times and never get tired of?
Twilight. Yummy yummy Edward Cully.

18. Do you like to read outside?
Good question.

19. What is the biggest lesson you've learned from a book?
Umm...vampires are sexy?

20. Of the past year, what is the greatest book you've read?
Sweet heavens that's an awful question.
I loved both the Jay Crownover books I read.
That Time I Joined The Circus...
Umm...so freaking many good books have been consumed by me this year...I DON'T KNOW GAHH!

Tuesday, July 23, 2013

Top Ten Tuesday

Top 10 Words/Topics That Will Make You NOT Pick Up A Book

10. Steampunk
9. Poetry (Want to love it...but I simply cannot.)
8. Time Travel (Time Travelers Wife confused the hell outta me.)
7. Historical Fiction (Phillipa Gregory books are an exception because she does a darn good job.)
6. Classics (I want to read them but they hurt my brain usually...and reading should be fun.)
5. "The next Hunger Games" "If you love Twilight you'll love..." (I hate this because nothing will ever be The Hunger Games or Twilight.)
4. Autobiographies (They take me FOR-freaking-EVER to read! I just can't get into them.)
3. Animal death/abuse (I heart animals and I can't handle when something bad happens to them.)
2. Suicide (It's just sad...)
1. Cancer (Besides The Fault in Our Stars i've never read a book about cancer because it makes me to sad.)

Tuesday, July 16, 2013

Top Ten Tuesday

Top 10 Authors Who Deserve More Recognition
(Some you're probably going to say "hey they get recognition" I just think they should get more)

10. Cora Carmack
9. Morgan Mattson
8. Jennifer L. Armentrout
7. Karen Ann Hopkins
6. Kresley Cole
5. Alex Flinn
4. Sarah Billington
3. Patricia Lynne
2. J.J. Howard
1. Jay Crownover

Tuesday, July 9, 2013

Top Ten Tuesday

Best/Worst Book to Movie Adaptations

10) ENJOYED: Message In A Bottle
9) Tuck Everlasting (love the movie...hate the book)
8) ENJOYED: Percy Jackson (I know everyone hates it but I enjoyed it Don't judge me)
7) ENJOYED: Beastly
6) BEST: Safe Haven
5) BEST: A Time To Kill
4) BEST: Warm Bodies
3) BEST: The Hunger Games
2) BEST: Twilight Saga
1) FAVORITE: Perks of Being a Wallflower

Thursday, July 4, 2013

Going Vintage by Lindsey Leavitt

Let me just say that I for one was super duper excited when I first saw this book.

Going Vintage? That sounds awesome!

Yes it was the cover that first made me squel. But then after reading the synopsis I was even more excited.

After reading the book I can now say that I really enjoyed it. I didn't fall head over heels for it like I thought I would but don't fret I still liked it : )

The book is about Mallory...well...going vintage.

One day Mallory is chilling out at her boyfriends house and happens to look at his FriendSpace page. While there she finds out that he's been talking to this other chick on a game called "Authentic Life" On the game they are married and all this crap.

The really sucky thing is that it's more than just a game. Mallory sees some of the e-mails between the stupid bf and cyber slut. In the e-mails they talk about how much they like each other and blah blah blah.

Sooooo Mallory breaks up with her boyfriend. She then decides she's going to "Go Vintage" by not using cell phones, laptops, internet...basically anything that didn't exist before 1962.

Throughtout the story Mallory kind of finds herself. She figures out that her boyfriend was pretty much a tool the whole time they were dating.

She also falls for his cousin who is super loveable.

I would recommend this book if you're looking for a very light cute read!

Going Vintage Playlist:

I Can't Stop Loving You by Ray Charles
The Twist by Chubby Checker
The Loco-Motion by Little Eva
Wanderer by Dion
Breaking Up Is Hard To Do by Neil Sedaka
Having a Party by Sam Cooke
Can't Help Falling In Love With You by Elvis


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Monday, July 1, 2013

Jennifer E. Smith Interview

Yay me! I interviewed Jennifer E. Smith!

Yes that is the fabulous author who wrote "The Statistical Probability of Love at First Sight" and "This Is What Happy Looks Like" (among other books.)

Yes she is super amazing.

: )

Thank you so so much Jennifer for doing this interview with me! It means the world!

Enjoy everyone!

1. Have you always wanted to write books?

Yes, always! I've wanted to be a writer since I was ten years old, so I feel very, very lucky to be doing it now. I still have to pinch myself sometimes...

2. What is the best part of being an author?

There are so many things I love -- the feeling you get when you have a great writing day, when you finish a tricky chapter, when you get to the end of the book, when you see the cover for the first time, when you spot it in stores -- but the very best thing for me, hands down, is hearing from readers. It's a nerve-wracking thing, sending your book out into the world, and there's no greater gift than hearing that it resonated with someone in the way you hoped.

3. Which author, dead or alive, would you want to be best friends with?

J.K. Rowling! No contest...

4. I absolutly adored Graham! Who was your favorite character to write?

I'm so glad! I think he was probably my favorite character from THIS IS WHAT HAPPY LOOKS LIKE. It was such an unusual perspective because of the celebrity thing, and that made it pretty interesting to try to get into his head. I had a lot of fun writing him.

5. How did you come up with the idea for This Is What Happy Looks Like?

Because I have a very common name, a lot of my emails go astray, and I started wondering what would happen if -- instead of deleting them -- the person getting them by mistake actually wrote back, and struck up a conversation, which turned into friendship, which turned into something more. It seemed like an interesting way to start a love story...

6. If This Is What Happy Looks Like had a theme song what would it be?

I've actually never thought about this, but the first thing to pop into my head was "Wouldn't It Be Nice" by The Beach Boys. It's such a happy, wistful, hopeful song, and somehow, I feel like it fits Ellie and Graham's story pretty well...

If you'd like to follow Jennifer E. Smith here are a list of her social media sites...You're welcome ; )

Official Website