Completed Series

I have seen this going around the book community quite a bit and decided I would do it too! I am not sure if I have done this on my blog before besides the series I read in 2014 for the Series Challenge. On this post I am going to list all the series I have read and completed in entirety so far in my life! This took me awhile to sit and think them all up since I don’t own a few of the series I read when I was younger, but it was fun to see how many I have read. I really wish the number was higher.

Little House Series by Laura Ingalls Wilder

Angels Trilogy by Lurlene McDaniel

Melissa and Jory Duology by Lurlene McDaniel

Twilight Saga by Stephenie Meyer

The Hunger Games Trilogy by Suzanne Collins

Uglies Series by Scott Westerfeld

Divergent Trilogy by Veronica Roth

Shatter Me Trilogy by Tahereh Mafi

Vampire Academy Series by Richelle Mead

Proxy Duology by Alex London

Summer Trilogy by Jenny Han

Song of the Lioness Quartet by Tamora Pierce

The Notebook Duology by Nicolas Sparks

Splintered Trilogy by A.G Howard

Ever After High Trilogy by Shannon Hale

Breathing Trilogy by Rebecca Donovan

Total = 16

Have you read any of these series? What did you think?

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Making Up For Monday [4/27]

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Today’s Question: Have you ever stopped reading for a long period of time? If so, how long and why?

Yes unfortunately there has been a time in my life in which I had stopped reading. Going away to college I found there was just not enough time for me to be able to read for pleasure too. All my free time was spent sleeping! I also got really into a bunch of tv shows and movies.

Have you every spent a period of time not reading?

Gone Girl | Movie Edition

Gone Girl by Gillian Flynn was one of my favorite books I read in 2014. I was shocked by the dark vibe and shocking twists that came from the complex, manipulative and slightly psychotic characters. I had heard such amazing things about this movie from friends, but of course they were all people that had not read the book.

I will state first that I really enjoyed the movie and thought it was very true to the book (might have been since Flynn herself worked on the screenplay). Although I enjoyed what they did with the movie and the aspects they incorporated from the book, I still love the book so much more. While watching the movie I was not shocked and surprised by the twists because I had already read the book so I feel like I missed some of that enjoyment. There were also parts that I felt like where missing from the movie. At the end of the movie I didn’t quite get the same feeling and felt like it didn’t convey to the full extent what Flynn did at the end of the book about the future of Nick and Amy. I also did not think that Ben Affleck was the right person for the role of Nick, but that might just be me.

Even though I highly recommend reading this book first because even though the movie was slightly ruined for me by having read the book it would have make the book hard to read if I already knew what happened it the movie. The movie was well written and filmed. I was happy to see what they did and absolutely loved Amy’s character. Rosamund Pike was fantastic. The feel of the movie is also well done and mimics the feels from the book extremely well. It is definitely dark and twisted and is worth the watch in my opinion!

Gone Girl Book Review 

Making Up For Monday [4/20]

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Today’s Question: Have you ever faked reading a book? If so, what book and why?

Ummm yes! How can you not fake read a book in college. Most of the time they are super boring or you just don’t have the time.But literally carry around a book and pretend to read it, no. Who has that kind of time or why would you pretend to read a book.

Have you fake read a book? 

 

Lost in the Pages | Quotes

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

“Never trust anyone who has not brought a book with them.”
― Lemony Snicket, Horseradish

“Books are the ultimate Dumpees: put them down and they’ll wait for you forever; pay attention to them and they always love you back.”
― John Green, An Abundance of Katherines

“What really knocks me out is a book that, when you’re all done reading it, you wish the author that wrote it was a terrific friend of yours and you could call him up on the phone whenever you felt like it. That doesn’t happen much, though.”
― J.D. Salinger, The Catcher in the Rye

“Reading was my escape and my comfort, my consolation, my stimulant of choice: reading for the pure pleasure of it, for the beautiful stillness that surrounds you when you hear an author’s words reverberating in your head.”
― Paul Auster, The Brooklyn Follies

“Books are my friends, my companions. They make me laugh and cry and find meaning in life.”
― Christopher Paolini, Eragon

“We live and breathe words. …. It was books that made me feel that perhaps I was not completely alone. They could be honest with me, and I with them. Reading your words, what you wrote, how you were lonely sometimes and afraid, but always brave; the way you saw the world, its colors and textures and sounds, I felt–I felt the way you thought, hoped, felt, dreamt. I felt I was dreaming and thinking and feeling with you. I dreamed what you dreamed, wanted what you wanted–and then I realized that truly I just wanted you.”
― Cassandra Clare, Clockwork Prince

“It’s strange because sometimes, I read a book, and I think I am the people in the book.”
― Stephen Chbosky, The Perks of Being a Wallflower

“Books are mirrors: you only see in them what you already have inside you.”
― Carlos Ruiz Zafón, The Shadow of the Wind

“I spent my life folded between the pages of books.
In the absence of human relationships I formed bonds with paper characters. I lived love and loss through stories threaded in history; I experienced adolescence by association. My world is one interwoven web of words, stringing limb to limb, bone to sinew, thoughts and images all together. I am a being comprised of letters, a character created by sentences, a figment of imagination formed through fiction.”
― Tahereh Mafi, Shatter Me

Making Up For Monday [4/13]

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Today’s Question: When people ask you why you read so much, what is your answer?

There are usually a few different answers depending on who it is:

Why do you drink/play video games/talk (etc) so much?

Why is it your business?

So I can ignore/avoid people

I like reading

Why don’t you?

I usually come back with some sassy remark to the haters.

What is your response on why you read?

Making Up For Monday [4/6]

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Today’s Question: Do you have an author you will read anything they put out?

YES! There are quite a few authors who are auto-buys for me. A few of them are more recent and some I might have only read one book so far, but I will definitely buy and read anything they write.

♥ Nicolas Sparks

♥ A.G Howard

♥ Jennifer L. Armentrout

♥ J.R Ward

♥ Richelle Mead

♥ Scott Lynch

♥ Lily Paradis

♥ Kate Brauning

♥ Ernest Cline

Who are your auto-buy authors?

Ashley’ Adventures on the Internet | #4

 

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*disclaimer: I have not altered these phrases. They are exactly as they appear on my stats page. These are search terms of real people*


The raven boys book very hard to get into

First off I am confused. Is this a statement or a question? If it is a statement then why are you googling this? If it is a question then my response would be kind of, in a way. The story takes a little to start but once you get into it you can’t put it down. The reason for this I found was the writing. I love the characters and the setting, but I find Maggie Stiefvater’s writing to be quite unique and took me a while to get use to it.

“down the rabbit hole book ending”

Well I haven’t read this book so I can’t be of much help. I did look it up on goodreads and there are like four different books under this name so I am not sure which one you are looking for. They all seem to be interesting so best of luck to you on your search, but my advice would be to pick up the book and flip to the back of the book and read the last page if you are going to be too lazy to read the book.

“what happens in fracture me novella”

I will say what I feel like I always say to this, why don’t you read it then you would know. But besides that there isn’t anything too exciting that happens besides letting you know what happens to everyone during the battle. I loved Adam’s relationship with his brother and you get to see a little more about him before you completely hate him.

 

Things I Love…

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I have been thinking a lot lately about the things/components/characters etc that I love to find in books. There are those things that when you are reading a book and it contains those specific components you are completely sold/hooked on the book (if that makes sense). I thought it would be fun to share mine and find out some that other people love and enjoy.

♠ Sass, Sarcasm, Witty Banter

Nothing makes me happier than reading a book with characters that are all about the sass. I have a strong sassy and sarcastic personality. So when I read a book with a character that shares this quality it is like we are speaking the same language. It is even better when there are two characters (specifically love interests) that share witty banter. I like humor in relationships and when there is the teasing and back and forth between the two. It adds to the romance and make it more enjoyable and fun. Although I am a girl and suppose to love the fairy tale and romance, the lovey ,mushy gushy stuff can be too much and the sassy attitudes and witty banter really do it for me when talking about romance.

♠ Kick Ass Female Characters

I am a feminist. As much as I swoon over the strong male characters that come to the rescue, it is nice to see when the female character can hold her own and save herself. I think it is a very important message to send to girls. You can be kickass and totally awesome all on your own. You don’t need to be whiny and dependent on a man.

♠ Equal Give and Take Relationships

I have a hard time with romance, love stories and contemporary books because usually there is the whiny girl who needs (like cant live without) the male. I enjoy when they need each other and together make each other a stronger and better person. There is nothing wrong with a strong man who comes to the rescue and make sacrifices for the girl, but why cant she make some sacrifices and be the one to save the man every once in awhile.

♠ Swoony Old Fashioned Gentlemen

I am a sucker for a well done male character. My all time favorite are the old fashioned gentlemen though. Those ones who make sacrifices and will do anything for/to protect etc for the female are just amazing. Its the young girl in me that is hopefully awaiting for prince charming.

♠ Awesome Friendships

Of course I enjoy romantical relationships in books, but sometimes I like those books that mainly focus on a friendship relationship. It is a very different dynamic, but still can make for a beautiful story. It is amazing to see to what lengths a friend will go to for each other. It is also great when they have a teasing relationship.

♠ Funny Sidekicks 

Every book needs the comic relief. This goes along with my love of sass and sarcasm, but when it is in the best friend or sidekick it is always fantastic. The best example of this is Kenji from the Shatter Me trilogy. I like to laugh in books even if the book is of a darker type.

♠ Dark and Twisted Material/Feel

I know this makes me seem crazy and a tad morbid, but I just have a problem with the happy, no issues, perfect life/relationship fairy tale books. I like to know that there are other cynics and pessimists! I don’t really know why else I have a huge draw to the dark and twisted but if its in a book I will probably love it!

♠ World Building 

Even if a book has underdeveloped characters, I can be sold on the book if the world building is out of this world fantastic. I like complex well thought out and detailed worlds. The ones where you feel like you are there and can see/hear/smell everything the characters are experiencing.

What are some qualities you love to find in books?