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

Thursday, October 29, 2015

The Avengers Book Tag

1. Iron Man

Favorite 1st book in a series

I'm sorry guys but I have to go with Twilight for this one. I will always love this book and it's by far my favorite in the series.

2. Hulk

A book that you can't talk about because it would make you angry. And people wouldn't like you when you're angry.

Allegiant. I don't think I need to elaborate.

3. Captain America

A book that takes place in World War II

The Book Theif.

4. Thor

A book based on mythology of any kind.

Well I'm sure you knew I'd go with Percy Jackson & The Olympians. I absolutely love this series!!

5. Black Widow

A side character you wish would get their own movie--er, book.

You know what, I think I'm going to go with Isaac from The Fault In Our Stars. I loved his character and while I'm sure it'd be super sad in parts I think it would be cool to see everything from his perspective.

6. Hawkeye

A book you love, but everyone else seems to dislike.

Well not everyone dislikes this book but it seems like a lot of people do so I'm going to go with The Selection by Kiera Cass. I also am going to throw out Fifty Shades of Grey because everyone says they hate it but we all know the truth.

7. Nick Fury

A character with a ton of sass.

This is probably a silly answer but Johnny from How To Catch a Rockstar is kind of sassy :)

8. Quicksilver and Scarlet Witch

A book with a great sibling relationship.

I will always love Edward and Alice's relationship in The Twilight Saga.

9. Phil Coulson

A book you wish would be adapted for the big (or small) screen.

I would love The Marked Men AND The Rosemary Beach series to become television shows. Oh my gosh that would make me so happy.

10. Loki

A villain you just can't help but love.

I've said it before and I'll say it again, Sebastian from The Mortal Instruments.

BONUS: Ant-Man

The next book on your TBR.

November 9 by Colleen Hoover.

Me and my momma meeting Captain America @ Comic-Con :)

Tuesday, October 27, 2015

November 9 by Colleen Hoover teaser #1

Guess what guys, I was sent an ARC of November 9 by Colleen Hoover and I'll be putting my review up on November 25th. Until then I've got a couple teasers for you so I hope you enjoy!! :)

Thursday, October 22, 2015

Mid-Year Book Freak Out Tag

1. Best book you’ve read so far in 2015.
I'm going to go with When I'm Gone by Abbi Glines. We all know how I feel about her and The Rosemary Beach series.

2. Best sequel you've read so far in 2015.
I read the 3,4, and 5 books in the Bloodlines series by Richelle Mead and I loved all of them.

3. New release you haven't read yet, but want to.
Well it isn't a new release anymore because it came out MONTHS ago but Asa by Jay Crownover.

4. Most anticipated release for the second half of the year.
I'm not going to lie to you guys, I have no idea what books are coming out in the next few months.

5. Biggest disappointment.
Reason To Breathe by Rebecca Donovan. I had high hopes for this book and I didn't like it nearly as much as I thought I would. However I did continue with the trilogy and ended up with a better feeling about it as a whole.

6. Biggest surprise.
Shopaholic & Baby by Sophie Kinsella to be honest. It's no secret that I'm a huge Sophie Kinsella fan and also a fan of the Shopaholic series but I wasn't as crazy about the last few books I've read by Miss Kinsella so I didn't go into this book with high hopes. I suck though because it was hilarious and quite possibly my favorite of the series so far.

7. Favorite new author. (Debut or new to you)
I only read a couple new authors this year so far and while some I liked I wouldn't go so far as to use the word favorite so I can't answer this.

8. Newest fictional crush.
Mase Colt-Manning. Yum.

9. Newest favorite character.
I really liked Johnny from How To Catch a Rockstar.

10. Book that made you cry.
I reread the first two books in the Marked Men series and I always get a bit emotional in both of those.

11. Book that made you happy.
Shopaholic & Baby, it was so stinkin' funny!!

12. Favorite book to film adaptation you saw this year.
I only saw two book to movie adaptations this year and those were Insurgent and Paper Towns. Out of those two I'd have to go with Paper Towns.

13. Favorite review you've written this year.
Most definitely When I'm Gone because one I loved the book and writing the review and two because Atria Books quoted my review on their twitter and that my friends was freaking awesome.

14. Most beautiful book you've bought so far this year (or received)
I think I've only bought one book this year for myself and I don't like the cover so I refuse to answer this question.

15. What books do you need to read by the end of the year?
I really want to read Let It Snow. I say I'm going to every year and I don't so hopefully this year it happens.

Tuesday, October 20, 2015

Top Ten Tuesday: October 20, 2015

10 Wishes I'd Ask The Book Genie To Grant Me
(a new book from a certain author,  a reading superpower, a library that is your absolutely #librarygoals, a character to come to life, to met a certain author etc. etc.) YOU DREAM IT AND THE BOOKISH GENIE CAN DO IT.

10. Well lets see, my first wish would be for Rule to come to life. He's my fictional boyfriend so it'd be great if he, you know, actually existed.

9. You know what I'd actually wish that all the characters from The Marked Men series and The Rosemary Beach series existed.

8. Next thing I'd ask for is to cast a book to movie adaptation, how fun would that be?!

7. Oooh ooh tickets to a book to movie premiere, let's walk that red carpet baby.

6. Umm I'd also like to be able to visit Forks, Washington but also be able to meet the entire Twilight cast there.

5. I wish for to host a tour for Jay Crownover and Abbi Glines.

4. A new book from John Green.

3. I wish that the book genie would grant me the wish of being able to  go to ANY book store and be able to get as many books as I can for free. :)

2. A library like the one the beast gives Belle in Beauty and The Beast. Isn't that every book lovers ultimate wish?

1. My ultimate wish would be to create the soundtrack for a book to movie adaptation!!

Thursday, October 15, 2015

Would You Rather Booktube 2.0

So I don't make BookTube videos so I kind of have to work around some of these questions but I really wanted to do this tag so I hope you enjoy!!

1. Would you rather do only review videos or only tag videos?
I love doing reviews but a lot goes into my reviews because I also include a playlist which usually takes the most time. I do love tags because they are quick so if I'm being a bad little book blogger I can usually get those done pretty quick.

2. Would you rather always see the film first or never see the film version of books?
Well this isn't a fun question...sometimes it really sucks to watch the movie first because then you read the book - which is usually different - and then you don't enjoy the book. However if I never watched the movies I'd miss out on amazing adaptations such as The Perks of Being a Wallflower and The Fault in Our Stars. Okay okay I guess I'd always see the film first.

3. Would you rather have a list of every book you've ever read (like Goodreads from birth) or still have the physical copy of your first favorite book?
I think I'd like the list because it'd be fun to go back and see everything I've ever read. It'd be cool to have a physical copy of my first favorite book but I think I'd prefer the other.

4. Would you rather have an active in-person book club of non-booktubers or have lunch with your best booktube buddy once a year?
I think I'd prefer to have lunch with a favorite booktuber or blogger because I suck at book clubs and it'd be fun to hang out with the people I admire.

5. Would you rather have the time to read everything you want to read or the money to buy everything you want to read?
I have a 6 week old baby so I haven't really had a lot of time to read but it's actually been okay with me. I love looking at all my pretty books so I guess I'd want enough money to buy everything I want to read. I pick that one because one it'd be nice to own all the books I want and two I'd always have something to read when I do find the time.

6. Would you rather dream cast the film or have editing power over the script for the film version or your fave?
Dream cast. No doubt.

7. Would you rather have your favorite fictional superpower or your favorite fictional technology?
Superpower please.

8. Would you rather read an amazing story with a 'meh' ending or a 'meh' story with a spectacular ending?
Oh geez. Um. I guess a spectacular ending, I hate when I read an amazing book and the ending lets me down.

9. Would you rather not be able to read in a moving vehicle or not be able to read lying down?
I love being able to read in the vehicle so I guess I'd rather not be able to read lying down. There's always other positions I can be in.

10. Would you rather reread your favorite book or series with fresh eyes, like the first time, or be able to un-read your biggest disappointment?
Definitely read my favorite book with fresh eyes.

Bonus: Would you rather go to Hogwarts or live in Middle Earth?
Hogwarts duh.

Tuesday, October 13, 2015

Top Ten Tuesday: October 13, 2015

Top Ten Author Duos You'd LOVE To See Write A Book Together

I'm doing something a little different this week because I have a guest and she's none other than my own book reading mama. We each have picked 5 sets of authors we'd love to see write books together. I hope you enjoy!!

Moms Picks:
5. E.L. James and Jackie Collins
Crazy fun.

4. Peri O'Shaughnessy and John Grisham
She's cool. He's cool. Magic.

3. Mark Rainer and Stephen Penner
I just love their characters, they are amazing.

2. Tom Clancy and Stephan King
They are both creepy as...well...you know.

1. Michael Connelly and John Grisham
They're the best legal thriller writers. Ever.

My Picks:
5. Stephan Chbosky and John Green
Do I really need to explain this choice?

4. Sarah Dessen and Stephanie Perkins
Both of these authors write great young adult contemporary and I think their styles would complement each other.

3. Colleen Hoover and Tammara Webber
I read Colleen Hoover because of Tammara Webber. I had done an interview with Tammara and during our e-mail exchanges she mentioned that I should read Colleen because she thought I'd love her. So I took her advice and I'm so thrilled I did. Apparently the two are good friends so how cool would it be for them to write a book together.

2. Sophie Kinsella and Sarah Billington
Sophie Kinsella is one of my all time favorite authors and Sarah Billington is one of my all time favorite people. I interviewed her when I first started blogging and I've been lucky enough to be able to stay in touch with her. Both of these ladies are absolutely hilarious so I think they'd write an incredible book.

1. Abbi Glines and Jay Crownover
I. Can't. Even.

Thursday, October 8, 2015

The New Hunger by Isaac Marion

I was asked a few days ago if I would be interested in reading this book and my first thought was, "Why are you even asking, heck yes I want to read this!!"
I am a huge fan of Warm Bodies and also a fan of Isaac Marion's writing style so of course I was all over it.
In case you don't know this is the prequel - and pretty sure considered novella - to Warm Bodies, so you could read this first if you like. However I must say if you haven't read WB yet you really really should get on that. Like yesterday.
This book follows R, Julie, Nora and Nora's little brother on their separate journeys as they all search for a new home and in my opinion search for themselves.
I really liked this installment for so many reasons. One as I stated before I love Isaac's writing style so it was wonderful to read something by him again, especially something that takes place in the same world as Warm Bodies. I also loved it because it was great to see what happened before WB. It was a quick and easy read but it also makes you think and gives you some feels. Isaac has created this world that is tragic but strangely inspiring and I don't know a lot of authors who can do that. I will say that I felt this book was a lot more serious but because it was setting everything up I was okay with that.
I'm so happy that I was sent this for review and because I loved reading it so much I might just pick up Warm Bodies again. I would most definitely recommend this be added to your TBR list.

And because I love you all so much and Atria Books rock, I have an excerpt for you!! :)

     This is not the beginning.
     The beginning is darkness and fire, microbes and worms—the very first of us, killing by the billions on their way up the ladder. There is little to learn from the beginning. We prefer the middle, where things are getting interesting.
     Who are we? We are everyone. We are every thought and action. Time is just a filing system for the vastness of our Library, but we linger in the present with the unfinished books, watching them write themselves. The world is changing.
     The globe is bulging and straining, erupting and blazing with miracles, and we don’t know what shape it will take when it cools. Even with all of history inside us, we don’t know, and this is a little scary.
     So we narrow our focus. We zoom in on a country, then a city, then the white rooftop of a stadium, where three young people are sitting on a blanket. The sky is dark. They are the only ones awake for miles around. It’s hard to catch a sunrise in the middle of summer—the sun barely sets before bouncing back up—but today the need to see beauty was urgent. They have seen too much ugliness. Their lives are smeared with it like blood and shit, so thick they can barely breathe, so today they’re on the roof in the cold morning air, waiting for the sun to wash them.
     Who are these people? Why do they interest us? They are not special—no one is—but there is something in them that draws our gaze. A short, pale girl full of strange dreams. A tall, dark girl with a promise carved on her heart. And a half alive man whose head buzzes with voices, who talks to us and listens without knowing we exist.
     We want them to know we exist. We want them to read our Library and share it with the world, because there is nothing sweeter than being known. But first we have to know them. We are books that read our readers, not a story but a conversation, and we open it with a question: Who are you?
     We circle around them, peering in the windows of their souls.
     What’s in there? Where did it come from? Show us and we’ll show you.
     Up and down the Library, from its bright ceiling to its black basement, pages begin to flutter.
                                                                                           -The New Hunger, Isaac Marion

Tuesday, October 6, 2015

Top Ten Tuesday: October 6, 2015

Ten Bookish Things I Want to Quit Or Have Quit
(aka ten book series I think I'm going to abandon, ten bookish habits I want to quit, ten authors I quit reading, ten types of books I'm quitting, ten tropes I want to stop reading about, ten books I marked as DNF (did not finish) recently, etc. Get as creative as you want)

10. I never finished the Ruby Red series and I never will because I couldn't stand it.

9. I'm going to quit putting to many expectations on myself. I put my reading goal at 50 this year and I'm like 10 books behind my schedule and at first I felt bad about it but I've had to get over it.

8. I tried reading the Iron Fey series but couldn't ever get into it and I wonder if it's just Julie Kagawa's writing so I probably won't ever read a book by her again unfortunately.

7. I'm going to try to stop putting to much faith in book to movie adaptations. Lately I feel like they've been trying their best to stay true to the book - especially when it comes to John Green book turned movies - but it doesn't always happen and I need to not get so upset about that.

6. I think I'm going to try to stop reading books where the female protagonist is to dependent on the male. It's annoying and I don't like it.

5. I can tell you now I will probably never read a book by the lady who wrote Gone Girl because that book was to hard for me to read and the movie was almost to crazy for me.

4. Another habit I want to quit is waiting SO long to read the next book in a series. Sometimes I wait so long in between books that I have NO clue what's going on in the second book. It's a problem.

3. I would like to say I'd like to break out of the habit of getting so attached to characters but you know that's not going to happen. :)

2. I want to attempt to stop reading the end of a Nicholas Sparks book before I read the rest of it. However I only do it because he hurts my heart and I'd rather be prepared for it.

1. I'd like to stop putting so much pressure on myself all in all. I know I kind of mentioned that earlier but I really really want to quit. If I can't afford books I can't get upset about it. If I don't meet my reading goal I need to get over it. If I don't like a book everyone else loves who cares. I just need to quit with the pressure.

Thursday, October 1, 2015

Mean Girls Tag

"It's pronounced like Cady"
Which fictional character’s names did you get completely wrong?
I believe I always say Aro from Twilights name wrong but I really don't care because I like my way the best. :)

"She doesn't even go here!"
Which character would you like to place in a fictional world from another book or series?
I've thought it would be cool to put Tris and Four in the Hunger Games...of course I don't want anything to happen to them so that could be interesting.

"On Wednesdays we wear pink!"
Repetition. Repetition. Which book gave you dejavu of another book while reading it?
Well obviously The Hunger Games and Divergent had some similarities so I guess I'll go with those.

"You all have got to stop calling each other sluts and whores. It just makes it okay for guys to call you sluts and whores."
Which book gave you the complete opposite of girl power feels?

I really can't think of a book that made me feel that way, sorry!!

"You go Glen Coco!"
Name a character you felt like you wanted to cheer on while reading.
I cheered a lot for Augustus Waters and also Etienne St. Clair.

"Get in loser, we’re going shopping!"
How long do you typically spend at a book shop?
Oh gosh it really depends. I don't like to go to a book store if I'm in a hurry because I really don't like to be rushed. My pattern is to usually first scope everything out, then go through and grab the books I want, then check again to make sure I didn't miss anything I might like, and then I go through the books that I've chosen and pick which ones are coming home with me. It's a process. ;)

"It’s not my fault you’re like in love with me or something!"
Which character would have to get out a restraining order on you, if they were real?
Hmm...I think I may have stalked Augustus Waters...pretty sure I would definitely stalk Rule Archer.

"I can’t help it that I’m popular."
Which overhyped book were you cautious about reading?
I was actually super cautious when I read The Hunger Games because everyo
ne loved it so much.
"She’s a life ruiner. She ruins peoples lives."
We all love Regina George. Name a villian you just love to hate.
I love Sebastian from the Mortal Instruments. I know he sucks usually and he can be quit the...ahem...but I just love to hate him
"I’m not like a regular Mom, I’m a cool Mom."
Your favorite fictional parents.
Hazels parents in TFIOS are pretty awesome but I also love Bellas dad in Twilight.

"That is so Fetch!"
Which book or series would you love to catch on?
I would like to hear more about the Rosemary Beach or the Marked Men series on YouTube. I watch a lot of BookTubers and not one has ever mentioned either series which is a damn shame.

"How do I even begin to explain Regina George?"
Describe your ideal character to read about.
I like characters that are funny and usually sarcastic for example: Adrian Ivashkov. But I also like sexy broody characters like Rule.

"I just have a lot of feelings."
What do you do when a book gives you a bad case of ‘the feels’?
I cry it out. Just let it happen people.

"Nice wig Janice, what’s it made of?"
"Your Mom’s chest hair!"
Which characters one liners would you love to claim for your own?
Patrick from Perks of Being a Wallflower is pretty funny but so is Adrian like I mentioned earlier.

"Boo, you whore."
Name a time a characters decision has made you roll your eyes
I roll my eyes A LOT when it comes to Clary in TMI. She kind of drives me nuts sometimes.