Friday Reads | Library Reads

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PrintI have recently moved and sadly most of my books could not make the move with me for right now. That means I get to go to the library, which is awesome because I can pick up any book I want to read without having to spend money. This is also going to allow me to catch up on and read some books I have been wanting to for a long time. The first book I grabbed from the library that has been on my to read list FOREVER and I have heard so much stuff about that I started this week and will be reading all weekend in Soulless by Gail Carriger! I am loving it so far. Alexia is such a strong sassy female and the time period is a good addition!

What are you reading this weekend?

 

Friday Reads | Finally A New Book

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25164304I have finally finished the book I had been working on forever and was able to pick up Of Fire And Stars by Audrey Coulthurst! This has been on my radar all year and I have been really excited to get my hands on it! I am in need of a good fantasy and the aspect of princesses falling in love is a perfect way to do it.

I do not think I will finish it this weekend but I also picked up a few books I have been meaning to get to from the library today! Hopefully it is a weekend full of good reading!

What are you reading this weekend?

 

Top Ten Tuesday| Top Books I Am Looking Forward To In The First Half of 2017

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This weeks Top Ten Tuesday topic hosted by Broke and Bookish is The Top Ten Books I Am Looking Forward To In The First Half of 2017! I have been very disconnected from the book community this year and doing the research for these books was not the easiest task.

♥ RoseBlood by A.G Howard 

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♥ Our Dark Duet by Victoria Schwab

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♥  Strange The Dreamer by Laini Taylor 

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♥ Nowhere Near You by Leah Thomas 

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♥ Bone Witch by Rin Chupeco 

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What books are you looking forward to in 2017?

Friday Reads | Deja Vu Edition

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24331115My current read which is After Alice by Gregory Maguire, still. I have been very busy with my new job training and the fact that I am in the process of moving to a different state that reading has gone on the back burner. I have a new library card and tons of books I want to get to so I am determined to complete this book this weekend.  If you do not already know, I am obsessed with Alice in Wonderland so I am really hoping I enjoy this book.

One of the books I have waiting for when I finally complete After Alice is the 25164304newly released book I have been waiting for all year! I hope to be getting into Of Fire And Stars by Audrey Coulthurst!

What are you reading this weekend?

The Walrus and the Book Reader | Mini Reviews #1

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I have been really busy this past year and I haven’t had much time for writing reviews. I figured I would do a series or mini reviews. Some of the books I read I am going to do full out reviews, but most of them I did not have much to say or could not remember enough.

23093359The Wicked + The Divine, Vol. 1: The Faust  Act by Kieron Gillen, Jamie McKelvie (Illustrations), Matt Wilson (Colorist), Clayton Cowles

Genre: Graphic Novel

Synopsis:Every ninety years, twelve gods incarnate as humans. They are loved. They are hated. In two years, they are dead. The team behind critical tongue-attractors like Young Avengers and PHONOGRAM reunite to create a world where gods are the ultimate pop stars and pop stars are the ultimate gods. But remember: just because you’re immortal, doesn’t mean you’re going to live forever.

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This was the first graphic novel I have ever read. It was bought for me by a friend who is really into graphic novels and thought this might peak my interest. I have to say I did enjoy it, but it was a little hard for me to get into and follow the storyline. The illustrations were absolutely beautiful and I really enjoyed the graphics. So overall it was okay, but I am not totally sold on the graphic novels.

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18478083 Kissing in America by Margo Rabb

Genre: YA Contemporary

Synopsis:                                                                                            In the two years since her father died, sixteen-year-old Eva has found comfort in reading romance novels—118 of them, to be exact—to dull the pain of her loss that’s still so present. Her romantic fantasies become a reality when she meets Will, who seems to truly understand Eva’s grief. Unfortunately, after Eva falls head-over-heels for him, he picks up and moves to California without any warning. Not wanting to lose the only person who has been able to pull her out of sadness—and, perhaps, her shot at real love—Eva and her best friend, Annie, concoct a plan to travel to the west coast to see Will again. As they road trip across America, Eva and Annie confront the complex truth about love.

In this honest and emotional journey that National Book Award finalist Sara Zarr calls “gorgeous, funny, and joyous,” readers will experience the highs of infatuation and the lows of heartache as Eva contends with love in all of its forms.

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I did not know much about this book when I got it. It was on sale for 1.99 and I figured why not. This is one of those books that did not leave much of an impact on me because I do not remember much about it. I know it was a quick and cute read. The road trip and friendship elements were a great component of the story and made the book enjoyable. What I did have an issue with was the romance, or the fact that everything Eva was doing was based on following a boy across the country. I like the realizations that both girls came to and how they developed throughout the story. Overall this was a cute book that works well if you want a fast and fluffy read.

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*ratings are done on the oyster scale*

Top 5 Wednesday | Books You Want to Finally Read in 2017

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Top 5 Wednesday was created by Lainey from gingerreadslainey (YouTube, Goodreads) and if you would like to join, here is the link for the Goodreads group with all the information.

This week’s topic is Books You Want to Finally Read in 2017

There are so many books that I have been creating monthly TBRs or writing down that I want to read forever and just haven’t gotten to them. I really want 2017 to be that year that I get to those dusty books sitting on my TBR.

♣ Republic of Thieves by Scott Lynch 

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This book I have been putting off for awhile waiting for the 4th book in the series to be released. I love this series and miss it.

♣ Bloodlines by Richelle Mead 

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After I finished the Vampire Academy series I wanted to jump right into this series, but didn’t want to let go of the series. I think it is time to pick this up and read it because I miss the world and the characters.

♣ Jet by Jay Crownover

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I started this series last year and would love to continue it before I move on with the Saints of Denver series.

♣ City of Blades by Robert Jackson Bennett

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I received this for review at the beginning of the year and I have still not picked it up. I was so excited for it and somehow it kept getting put off. I need to review it and submit so I can receive more review books.

♣ Notorious RBG by Irin Carmon and Shana Knizhnik

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I bought this at the very beginning of the year. RBG is my hero and I think she is an amazing woman. I need to get on reading this ASAP!

What books do you finally want to get around to reading in 2017?

Top Ten Tuesday|Top Ten New-To-Me Authors I Read For The First Time In 2016

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This weeks Top Ten Tuesday topic hosted by Broke and Bookish is Top Ten New-To-Me Authors I Read For The First Time In 2016. I haven’t read many books this year, therefore this list is kind of short.

♦ Victoria Schwab

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I owe a few of her books but I have yet to read any others besides This Savage Song. I absolutely adored this book and loved Schwab’s writing. I am loving forward to reading more by her soon!

♥ Kaled Hosseini 

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I do not even know where to begin with this man. His book was brilliant, beautiful and emotional. I read Kite Runner and could not control my emotions. There is such a personal touch to the writing. I am making it my mission to read the rest of his published work in 2017.

♦ Brandon Sanderson 

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This man is a writing phenomenon and a god of fantasy writing. This is another author I have heard nothing but amazing things about. I also want to work on reading all of his published works. There are so many and he puts out at least 1 a year!

What are the best new to you authors you read this year?

 

Gilmore Girls: A Year in the Life | TV Show Review

This may contain spoilers if you have not watched. Proceed with great caution. 

I must say I was definitely one of the hundreds excited when I first heard the announcement that Netflix was going to be doing a revival of Gilmore Girls. I absolutely adore this tv series and have watched it countless number of times. Growing up a felt a connection to Rory. Her love of books was contagious. The wit and sarcasm that the Gilmore girls display really resonates with me. This is a tv series that I could never get enough of no matter how many times I watch it.

After having finished watching the new episodes in their entirety I was left with many emotions and a feeling of incompleteness. I did what I do and I went to the internet. I looked up articles and searched for others opinions. I even texted some friends that had watched it as well to find out what their feelings were. I came to a few conclusions and some completed thoughts about my feelings on this revival.

  1. The comparison between Lorelai and Rory lives                                                                    It is no surprise to me the direction they went with this. The mirrored decisions and life paths that Lorelai and Rory have had was not something that just appeared in this revival. It has been happening all along. Rory was raised by a single mother and has looked up to her mother and confided in her throughout the series. Lorelai is Rory’s best friend. It became even more evident in this revival about how much Rory’s love interests and romantic relationships mirror Lorelai’s. Logan is just like Christopher and Jess is just like his uncle Luke.                                                                   
  2. Full Circle                                                                                                                                          They have brought the show full circle. Rory is starting her life almost at the same point in which Lorelai was when we first met her. She is 32, about to me a single mother.
  3. Left Unfinished                                                                                                                                     With this being said, I am really hoping they plan on continuing the Tv show. The way it ended was so unfulfilling. So many things went unanswered. What is going to happen to Rory? Who is the father? There are just so many questions and I think that was what I was so upset about. I did love that Luke and Lorelai finally got married!
  4. Rory’s Actions and Behavior                                                                                                               The things she does seem horrible and in no way am I saying adultery/cheating is okay, but I am also not surprised it happened. It was also not okay how she was treating Paul. I have to say the whole Paul part could have been left out, but in a way it added to the comedy and character of the Gilmore Girls. It added to the fact that Rory’s life is so crazy right now and she has so much going on that it added to those final words.

 

Did you watch the revival? What were your thoughts and opinions? I would love to chat to others about what they thought and if they think it will be continued! 

Friday Reads | Weekend Edition

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I forgot to do this and post it yesterday so I figured I would play catch up. I have been so busy lately and really haven’t had much time to dedicate to reading. This has caused me to be very upset and I think has created a slump of sorts. Every time I pick up a book I start thinking about all the other things I have to do, which I hate. I read to relax and destress. I need to start carving out more time in the day regardless of what else I have to do. I am stuck alone in a hotel this weekend with no vehicle and nothing to do so what a 24331115better time to dedicate to reading and my blog. I really want to complete my current read which is After Alice by Gregory Maguire. If you do not already know, I am obsessed with Alice in Wonderland so I am really hoping I enjoy this book.

Have you read this book? What are you reading this weekend?