Highlighted Mondays #8

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Highlighted Mondays is a weekly meme hosted by Rebeca at “Books and Messy Buns”. Anyone can join, you just have to do the following:

  • Pick up the book you’re currenlty reading (be it a physical or eletronical copy)
  • Find a sentence you like (because it’s funny or cute or mysterious or whatever  you find interesting)
  • Highlight the sentence
  • Share it (and its book title and author) with the book community 🙂

Note: Please refer the host of the meme (this blog/this post) in your own post and leave a comment down below with a link to your RF so all the participant can have a look and share their thoughts too!

My Highlighted Sentence

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– from Smart Girl by Rachel Hollis

Random Fridays #17

Random Fridaysrf  is a weekly meme hosted by Rebeca at “Books and Messy Buns”. Anyone can join, you just have to do the following:

  • Pick up the book you’re currently reading (or read last)
  • Go to this random number generator and insert the total amount of pages in your book
  • Generate a random number
  • Open your book in the page with number you got
  • Repeat step 2 and 3 but with the number of lines in that page
  • Your random sentence is the first sentence in the line with the number you got (it doesn’t matter if the sentence starts a few lines before)
  • Share your sentence, book title and author with the book community 🙂

Note: Please refer the host of the meme (this blog/this post) in your own post and leave a comment down below with a link to your RF so all the participant can have a look and share their thoughts too!

My Random Sentence:

“I could say more – I want to say more – but I kind of don’t believe I had the cajones to say even that much.”
–page 21, Smart Girl by Rachel Hollis

Snap Snap Thursdays #17

sstSnap Snap Thursdays is a weekly meme hosted by Rebeca at “Books and Messy Buns”. Anyone can join, you just have to do the following:

  • Pick up the book you’re currently reading (or read last)
  • Take a picture of it
  • Share your picture with the book community 🙂

Note: Please refer the host of the meme (this blog/this post) in your own post and leave a comment down below with a link to your SST so all the participant can have a look and share their thoughts too!

My Picture:

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Christmas Song Book Tag

I was tagged to do the Christmas Song Book Tag by the sweet Becca at “Shih Tzu Book Reviews”.

Thank you so much Becca!


Rules:

  • Thank the blogger who tagged you, linking back to their site
  • Answer the ten points
  • Tag more bloggers to do this tag


My Answers:

  • “You’re A Mean One, Mr Grinch” – Name a villainous character you couldn’t help but love.

Niccòlo Medici from The Casquette Girls. I couldn’t help it!

  • “All I Want For Christmas Is You” – Which book do you most hope to find under your Christmas tree?

I’m just going to leave a link to another one of my posts here, just check it out.

  • “Rudolph The Red-Nosed Reindeer” – Name a character that overcomes major obstacles and learns to believe in themselves.

Geral Faust from Reality Boy. It was an astounding evolution to read about!

 

  • “Santa Claus is Coming To Town” – A character at the top of the naughty list/ a character at the top of the nice list.

Hmmm, this is a tricky one… I think I would go with George and Fred Weasly from The Harry Potter Saga for the naughty list and Cath from Fangirl for the nice list.

 

  • “Frosty The Snowman”  A book which just melts your heart.

Just One Year by Gayle Forman. Oh my……

 

  • “Feliz Navidad”  A book that takes place somewhere other than your home country.

The Casquete Girls by Alys Arden takes me to New Orleans in the blink of an eye.

 

  • “It’s The Most Wonderful Time of Year”  Which holiday themed book do you use to spread Christmas joy?

Let It Snow by John Green, Maureen Johnson and Lauren Myracle.

  • “Sleigh Ride”  Which fictional character would you choose to spend the holidays with? (Doesn’t have to be a love interest.)

I would really like to have a reading sleepover with Hermione Granger from The Harry Potter Saga.

  • “Baby It’s Cold Outside”  Which book that you didn’t like would you sacrifice to a fire to keep yourself warm?

The Dream Walker by Michelle Lee Murray, undoubtably.

  • “Do You Hear What I Hear?”  Which book do you think everyone should read?

The Book Thief by Markus Zusak. (Go read ittttt).


My Tags:

One Sentence Wendesday #17

OnFeatured imagee Sentence Wednesdays is a weekly meme hosted by Rebeca at “Books and Messy Buns”. Anyone can join, you just have to do the following:

  • Pick up the book you’re currently reading (or read last)
  • Think about what it made you feel so far
  • Describe it in one sentence
  • Share your sentence, book title and author with the book community 🙂

Note: Please refer the host of the meme (this blog/this post) in your own post and leave a comment down below with a link to your 1SW so all the participant can have a look and share their thoughts too!

My Sentence:

“You know how the first book in a triology is always amazing and then the second one is just not quite there? This was the exact opposite!”

– about Hollow City by Ransom Rigg

Top Ten Tuesdays #2: Books I Wouldn’t Mind Santa Leaving Under My Christmas Tree This Year

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Top Ten Tuesday is a weekly feature created by The Broke and the Bookish. Thanks for hosting guys!

This week’s theme is books I would like to receive this Christmas, basically. Lets give this one a try!

10. I’ll Give You the Sun

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9. Dash & Lily’s Book of Dares

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8. Please Ignore Vera Dietz

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7. Second Chance Summer

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6. The Murder Complex

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5. Heir of Fire

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4. Sea of Monsters

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3. The Winner Trilogy

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2. Daughter of Blood & Starlight

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1. Illuminae

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Teaser Tuesdays #16

Teaser Tuesdays is a weekly bookish meme, hosted by MizB of A Daily Rhythm.

Thank you for hosting!

 

My Teaser:

“-But how? – Olive demanded. Her question reflected off the stone walls, each echo wasking again.

Emma stood up.

I’ll tell you how – she said, and all eyes went to her – We’ll walk – she said it such conviction that I got a chill – We’ll walk and walk until we come to a town.

-What if there’s no town for fifty kilometers? – said Enoch.

-Then we’ll walk for fifty-one kilometers.”

 

page 37, Hollow City by Ransom Riggs

December TBR: Update #3

  • Hollow City by Ransom Rigg – read
  • Why They Run The Way They Do: Stories by Susan Perabo – read
  • Rising Tide: Dark Innocence by Claudette Melanson – read
  • Reality Boy by A. S. King – read
  • Smart Girl by Rachel Hollis – read
  • The Greastest Zombie Movie Ever by Jeff Strand
  • Cookie Classics Made Easy: One-Bowl Recipes, Perfect Results by Brandi Scales
  • Your Were Here by Cori McCarthy
  • Spirit Bound by Richelle Mead

Unplanned reads:

  • Username: Evie by Joe Sugg – read
  • Aristotle and Dante Discover the Secrets of the Universe by Benjamin Alire Sáenz – read
  • The Man in the High Castle by Philip K. Dick – 28 pages in

ARC Review: Why They Run The Way They Do by Susan Perabo

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Book Rate: ★★★★☆ (4/5)

Review:

Why They Run The Way They Do captured my attetion because of its title and cover. I just had to find out what it was about!

This collection of short stories not only has an interesting aspect but also an interesting content. Susan Perabo’s writting makes you want to find out everything about the story you’re reading right from the first few lines, just like a short story is supposed to! Each of this characters has their own strenght and their situtations often captures your heart right from the beggining.

In Why They Run The Way They Do you can read about characters with very diverse ages and even though I could understand every story’s plot, I do want to come back to this book once I’m older because there where a few (adult) characters I was unable to relate as much as with others. Nevertheless, this was a book that got me thinking a lot since every situtation is so truthfully described and realistic.

All in all, this is quite a worthy read, speacially if you’re into brutally honest daily life stories that will make you think about your own.

Detailed Rating:

  • Plot ★★★★☆
  • Characters ★★★★☆
  • Writing ★★★★☆
  • Pacing ★★★★☆
  • Cover ★★★★☆

Synopsis (adapted from goodreads):

“Why They Run The Way They Do” presents the reader with twelve short stories celebrating the everyday truths of people facing unusual or challenging situations…often of their own making. Two young students try their hand at blackmail upon learning an illicit secret; a woman grapples with feelings of betrayal after discovering her spinster sister’s pregnancy test; the ghost of a couple’s past comes back to haunt them in the form of their toddler’s stuffed toy.

Publisher: Simon & Schuster
Date of Publication: February 16th 2016
Genre: Adult, Contemporary, Drama, Short Story
Page Count: 208
Source: I was approved by the publisher on Netgalley to receive a copy of this book in exchange for an honest review.

Interested in reading more of my reviews? Check out my Reviews page!

Top 5 Books in My Dream Literary Collection

I was recently contacted by a Gryffindor at Invaluable and challenged to share with you guys my dream literary collection. (To fit my blog’s content I decided to make it a part of my Top 5 Series). So Invaluable is an auction website that works a bit like Mary Poppins’ bag: it has a lot of awesome stuff! They have everything from beautiful jewelry to – oh, who am I kidding? – books! Rare books, in fact! (First editions, signed editions, and so on). So I let my mind wander and pretend I’m super rich and here are the 5 books I’d like to own the most:

  • NUMBER FIVE: ONE DAY

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David Nicholls please sign my edition of One Day, pretty pleaseeee…

  • NUMBER FOUR: THE BOOK THIEF

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A signed edition of The Book Thief, that would rock my shelves! (The one on the picture is dedicated to a Rebecca, I would be content with a photocopy of that page too *snif snif*)

  • NUMBER THREE: REBECCA

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A signed edition of the classic Rebecca, that would mean the world to me.

  • NUMBER TWO: THE CHRONICLES OF NARNIA

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The first edition of The Chronicles of Narnia! Oh pleasee!

  • NUMBER ONE: HARRY POTTER

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The first edition of the Harry Potter Saga, obviously!

Now, if you’d like a suggestion to start your search in Invaluable, I’m leaving here a link to signed copy of F. Scott Fitzgerald’s The Great Gatsby.