3 Days, 3 Quotes Book Tag (The Quote Challenge) #2: Day 2

Hello! I was tagged by Regina @ The Bibliotheque, Tabrizia @ Cup of tea with that book, please & Maryan @ 1booklife  to do the 3 Days, 3 Quotes Challenge. Thank you! You can check out my Day 1 post here.

The rules:

  1. Thank the person who nominated you.
  2. Post a quote for 3 consecutive days (1 quote for each day 1 quote per day for each person who tagged me).
  3. Nominate three new bloggers each day.

Now, onto the three quotes! 🙂

(Just a note; hover over the quote to see the book from which it came from and its author.)

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What a great quote! Of course you can never go wrong with a J.K. Rowling quote. This is the perfect quote to remember when we’re feeling down about ourselves!

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I absolutely love Patrick Ness’s Chaos Walking trilogy! This is one of the quotes that I really liked in the first book. It’s meaningful, and simply wonderful, don’t you think?

Warner Quote
Ahh Warner, my love. You just can’t stop making me swoon, now can you? This is definitely one of my favorite quotes from the Shatter Me series, Warner is amazing!


And now, I tag:

Feel free to ignore if you don’t want to do the tag or did it before. 🙂

What do you think of these quotes? These are all favorite books of mine, and I love these quotes, I’d love to know your opinion! Let me know in the comments below, it would be great to hear from you. ❤

Have a lovely day/night, everyone!

Analee 10

Top Ten Tuesday #16 (July 28): Ten Characters Who Are Fellow Book Nerds

Hello bookworms! It’s time for a Top Ten Tuesday, a meme hosted by The Broke and the Bookish. I absolutely love this week’s topic: Ten Characters Who Are Fellow Book Nerds (love reading, are writers, work at a bookstore, etc.)! Can you make a question any more perfect than this? Let’s get started!

1. Hermione from Harry Potter by J.K. RowlingHarry Potter series

“Books! And cleverness! There are more important things—friendship and bravery.”

This list would not be a list without Miss Hermione Granger! A smart witch and bookworm, Hermione is the perfect description of a book lover!

Fangirl_bookcover2. Cath from Fangirl by Rainbow Rowell

“So you haven’t read the books.”
“I’m not really a book person.”
“That might be the most idiotic thing you ever said to me.”

Cath is an absolute fangirl about Simon Snow books and writes fanfiction! Definitely a total book nerd. One of the reasons I absolutely loved this book!

3. Katy from Lux series by Jennifer L. ArmentroutLux-Series

“I was always able to lose myself in reading. Books were a necessary escape I always gladly jumped into headfirst.”

I get you, Katy. I get you. Katy loves books—and blogs about them too! Hm, where does that seem familiar?

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4. Tessa & Will from The Infernal Devices by Cassandra Clare

“Only the very weak minded refuse to be influenced by literature and poetry.”

Yes, I know I’m cheating by putting both Will and Tessa, but they are a couple and all, and they both love books! I couldn’t separate the two of them. 😉

5. Celaena and Dorian from Throne of Glass by Sarah J. MaasThrone of Glass_bookcover

“Libraries were full of ideas–perhaps the most dangerous and powerful of all weapons.”

I absolutely loved how while Celaena is a kick-ass assassin, she’s also a total bookworm! And Dorian also loves books—he has a whole library of them with books that he offers to Celaena! So jealous. This list wouldn’t be complete without them!

Shatter Me series6.  Juliette & Warner from Shatter Me by Tahereh Mafi

“…and one wall is made up of nothing but bookshelves. Loaded with books. Bursting with books. Old books and new books and books with spines falling off.”

Juliette’s inner bookworm isn’t that obvious, but she did turn to words and writing in Shatter Me, in the asylum. They were her only escape. And Warner, loves to read! The litte teaser above is Juliette describing his office, seems like Warner is a bookworm! What do you make of that? 😉

7. Violet from All the Bright Places by Jennifer NivenAll the Bright Places_bookcover

“Writing is what I did best. Better than being a daughter or girlfriend or sister. Writing was me.”

Violet is a blogger passionate about writing! She definitely needs to be on the list!

Inkheart_bookcover8. Maggie from Inkheart by Cornelia Funke

“Books have to be heavy because the whole world’s inside them.”

Both Maggie and her father love books! Her father can bring characters out of a book by reading aloud, can you believe it?! I so want that power!! Can you imagine how perfect life would be if I could bring characters like Hermione and Cath and Simon to life? Or make all my book boyfriends come alive? Wait, on second thought, maybe not all of them… I wouldn’t want any deaths on my hands!

9. Matilda from Matilda by Roald DahlMatilda_bookcover

“So Matilda’s strong young mind continued to grow, nurtured by the voices of all those authors who had sent their books out into the world like ships on the sea. These books gave Matilda a hopeful and comforting message: You are not alone.”

Matilda is one of the first bookworms I’ve come across in books, and she has definitely not been forgotten! Ever since I learned of her, I admired her courage and her unwavering love for books.

The Fault in Our Stars_bookcover10. Hazel & Gus from The Fault in Our Stars by John Green

“Sometimes, you read a book and it fills you with this weird evangelical zeal, and you become convinced that the shattered world will never be put back together unless and until all living humans read the book.”

Both Hazel and Gus go total fangirl/fanboy on An Imperial Affliction, even going to Amsterdam to meet the author to know what happens to the characters. If that doesn’t qualify as booklover, I don’t know what does!


Of course, this list wouldn’t be complete without some honourable mentions; Belle from Beauty and the Beast, Elizabeth from Pride and Prejudice by Jane Austen, Park from Eleanor and Park by Rainbow Rowell, Alaska from Looking For Alaska by John Green, Klaus from The Series of Unfortunate Events by Lemony Snicket and Meira from Snow Like Ashes by Sara Raasch and Sydney Sage from the Bloodlines series by Richelle Mead.

What do you say? Agree with this list? Disagree? Do we have any in common? Feel free to link your post, I’d love to see your lists! Let me know in the comments below! 

Analee 10

Simon vs. the Homo Sapiens Agenda by Becky Albertalli | Book Review

(Stand-Alone)

Published: April 7th 2015

Synopsis:

Sixteen-year-old and not-so-openly gay Simon Spier prefers to save his drama for the school musical. But when an email falls into the wrong hands, his secret is at risk of being thrust into the spotlight. Now Simon is actually being blackmailed: if he doesn’t play wingman for class clown Martin, his sexual identity will become everyone’s business. Worse, the privacy of Blue, the pen name of the boy he’s been emailing, will be compromised.

With some messy dynamics emerging in his once tight-knit group of friends, and his email correspondence with Blue growing more flirtatious every day, Simon’s junior year has suddenly gotten all kinds of complicated. Now, change-averse Simon has to find a way to step out of his comfort zone before he’s pushed out—without alienating his friends, compromising himself, or fumbling a shot at happiness with the most confusing, adorable guy he’s never met.


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My Rating: 5 stars 5/5 (Outstanding)

Book Information

Publisher: Balzer + Bray

Genre(s): Contemporary, Romance (LGBTQ), Young-Adult

Page Count: 303

Formats I Own: Hardcover, ebook


Hello! Today I have a review on Simon vs. the Homo Sapiens Agenda by Becky Albertalli, a fantastic book that you all must absolutely read! There has been so much hype around this book, and I’m so happy to say it’s worth it. This book was heartwarming, sweet and will simply keep you up until you finish it!

Quick Summary

From a distance, Simon Spier is a pretty normal teenager, except for a little detail; he’s a closet gay. And except for his secret email correspondant, Blue, no one knows it. Until another person (a guy named Martin) finds out, and screenshots Simon’s emails to Blue to use as blackmail. Now Simon has to help Martin get closer to the girl he likes, Abby, or Martin will expose the emails on the internet. Not only that, Simon faces several other obstacles, which in turn makes Simon’s world completely upside down.Read More »

BFF Book Tag!

Hi! This tag is kind of to make up for the tag I missed this Sunday. Anyway, I was tagged to do this by CK @ CK’s Reading Corner, who happens to be the creator of this tag as well!  (Way to go, girl!) I’ve been meaning to post this for a while but never got around to it. This was a super fun tag, so here goes!

1Setting the Example: A pair/group of book bff’s that you love 

I’m going to have to say Harry, Ron & Hermione from Harry Potter by J.K. Rowling! This trio has gone through so much, and they remained close through it all. Of course, they had their fights and problems, but they always work it out, and are forever loyal to eachother.

How could you not love them?

2. Childhood Bestie: Which book character would you have liked to grow up with

Penryn from Penryn & the End of Days by Susan Ee immediately comes to mind! She’s funny, smart, and brave, and completely loyal to her friends and family. She would’ve been an amazing person to grow up with!

Penryn & the End of Days series
You rock, Penryn! (Even though technically I’m saying that to the covers at the moment…)

3. Frenemy: Which book character would bring out your competitive side?

Hm. This is a hard one. I’m not that competitive, so I have no idea which character would bring out my competitive side, but I agree with CK’s pick: Annabeth from Percy Jackson and the Olympians by Rick Riordan. She’s really competitive, and I think she would bring out my competitive side too. 🙂

Ready to fight, are you, Annabeth? (Better get your blond hair on, or I’m calling you a fake.) 😛

4. Fashion Guru: Who would be the bestie whose closet you’d want to raid or would you want to go on a shopping spree with?

I’d love to raid the close of America from The Selection series by Kiera Cass! Not only does she have beautiful dresses, she also has jeans! Awesome fashion sense, here. (If you haven’t realized, I like jeans.)

I’ll be stopping by to pick up that top you’re wearing, ‘kay?

5. The Bad Influence: Which character would you want to commit a small act of rebellion with? (go skinny dipping, sneak into a movie, have a drag race with, etc.)

Margo from Paper Towns by John Green is the queen of rebellion! She is totally gutsy, and is definitely up for a challenge.

Ooh, looking fierce, are we?

6.Blood Brothers: Which character would you want to be your surrogate big brother/sister? (You can do both if you want)

Penryn comes to mind again for this one, but this time I’m going to choose Feyre from A Court of Thorns and Roses by Sarah J. Maas. After all, Feyre is all a person can ask for in a sister (even though her sisters in the book don’t realize it) and it would be great to have her as my surrogate sister! Cath from Fangirl by Rainbow Rowell would be great too.

As for a surrogate big brother, I’m going to choose Gale from The Hunger Games series by Suzanne Collins. After all, he does so much to help his family, and he would be a pretty cool surrogate brother!

7. Mother Hen: Which character would you want to be by your side when you’re having a bad day to cheer you up?

I feel like Lara Jean from To All the Boys I’ve Loved Before by Jenny Han would be great to have on a bad day! She’s just such a fun, lively person, and I’m sure she would be able to cheer me up in no time.

Where’s your smile, Lara Jean? I’m going to need you to cheer me up!

8. The Counselor: Which character would you go to for relationship advice (or) confide a secret to?

To confide a secret to, I think Tessa from The Infernal Devices by Cassandra Clare would be a great pick, because she’s really trustworthy! I suppose she would be okay for relationship advice too, but only if we’re judging from after The Infernal Devices ended. After all, she did have quite the amount of confusion between Jem and Will!

9. More than friends:Who would be your book bf/ gf (if you like both genders you can choose one of each, but only one choice per gender!)

Argh, such a hard question! I have so many, lol. I’d love to pick Raffe from Penryn and the End of Days by Susan Ee or Will from The Infernal Devices, but I’m going to choose Warner from the Shatter Me series by Tahereh Mafi. He’s just amazing, so how could I not? ❤

*Melts into a puddle*

10. Tag some Book Buddies!

I tag my next 10 followers:

Aaaaaaaand…. YOU!


Thanks again to CK for tagging me! This was a super fun tag! For the people who I tagged, of course, there’s no obligation to do it, but I would love to see your choices if you do. ❤

Happy tagging!

-A

WWW Wednesday #10 (June 10)

Hey! Time for another WWW Wednesday (what a coincidence it’s my tenth one, on the tenth of this month!) A meme formerly hosted by MizB @ Should Be Reading, WWW Wednesday is now hosted by Sam @ Taking on a World of Words.

All you have to do to play along is answer the following questions:

  • What are you currently reading?
  • What did you recently finish reading?
  • What do you think you’ll read next?

Currently Reading?

I’ve been reading Deception So Deadly by Clara Kensie since last Wednesday (check out a teaser on it here) and today I just started Unleashed by Liz Coley. Unfortunately I’m not that far into either of them, but so far they’re both enjoyable.

Recently Finished?

The immediate book that comes to mind is Proof of Forever by Lexa Hillyer. Other books I’ve finished include A Court of Thorns and Roses by Sarah J. Maas & Zaria Fierce and the Secret of Gloomswood Forest by Keira Gillett. (Reviews to come for all, hopefully soon!) I also finished reading the play script of Romeo & Juliet on a spontaneous decision, for my Popsugar challenge. I’m still deciding whether or not I should do a review on it or not. What do you guys say?

Read Next?

There are still the books I was planning to read this week (for the Popsugar challenge) which include:

  • The Lying Game by Sara Shepard
  • Anna & the French Kiss by Stephanie Perkins (No longer being used for the challenge. Will get to it another time)
  • Eat, Pray, Love by Elizabeth Gilber

And I’m also thinking of re-reading (for the challenge):

Apart from these books, I also have a couple of review copies:

  • Wash Me Away by Wendy Owens
  • Unknown Sender by Ryan Lanz

So that’s it for this week’s WWW Wednesday! What have you been reading then, now and next? Let me know in the comments below or link your post! 🙂

Happy Wednesday!

-A

Exploring My Bookshelves #5 & #6 (May 15 & May 22)

Hiya! Time for an Exploring My Bookshelves post, a meme hosted by Victoria @ Addlepates & Book Nerds. It’s lots of fun, and all you have to do to join in is:

1. Post a picture of your bookshelves (preferably literal, but e-book shelves work too)

2. Follow the theme/question about the books on your shelf that Victoria will have set out for us for that week. (Eg. favourite author, cover, etc.)

3. Include the cover and what you thought of it (if it’s read).

4. Link your post!


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Last week’s theme was: books you bought the instant they were released 

The Heir
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The Fill-In Boyfriend by Kasie West
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You know what’s sad? Even with all my bookish fangirling and obsessions, I can’t name a book I bought the instant they were released. The earliest I would buy a book released would be maybe within two or three days of its release? Does that count? I’ll say it does, ’cause technically it’s still pretty close to when the book was released. I believe I bought The Heir by Kiera Cass within 3-5 days of its release, and bought The Fill-In Boyfriend by Kasie West 2 days from its release. I think. Not sure. But pretty sure. So yeah!

 


This week’s theme is: books you want to keep for your kids (or have kept for you kids)

Ha ha I really can’t say! I suppose any of my favorite books. Simple answer, but it’s true! Harry Potter by J.K Rowling, for one. Roald Dahl’s books for sure. Fangirl by Rainbow Rowell, a book for when they’re older. Those kind of stuff! 😀


What have you answered for this week’s/last week’s Exploring My Bookshelves themes? Let me know in the comments below! I love to compare choices.

-A

Top 10 Tuesday #3 (April 21): Top Ten ALL TIME Favorite Authors

The time has come for another Top 10 Tuesday! This week’s theme is All-time favourite authors! This REALLY kills me and I just can’t decide so I’m going to narrow it down to authors in the Paranormal/Fantasy genre or Dystopia, mostly YA. (Press the images for a better, larger view of the pictures.)

As usual, in no particular order:

1. J.K. Rowling

Two words: Harry. Potter. ❤ There really isn’t much more to say other than that. Harry Potter was a thrilling ride that I loved, forever captivating me in the wizarding world.

2. Jennifer L. Armentrout

I love Jennifer Armebtrout’s writing! There’s always an awesome plot, with steamy romance and humorous charters which just makes me want to read her stuff more and more. These are only some of her works:

3. Cassandra Clare

She’s another author who’s writing I love. Her character are always alive and useful, and the world she’s created is amazing. Shadowhunters rule! I loved The Mortal Instruments and The Infernal Devices, can’t wait ’till The Dark Artifices trilogy comes out! ❤

4. Marie Lu

I’ve read only Marie Lu’s Legend trilogy (although I’m planning on reading Her book The Young Elites as well) but her books have captivated me enough to put her on this list. If you haven’t already, you should definitely read Legend!

5. Meg Cabot

You probably heard of this author through The Princess Diaries, but she has several other works that ultimately made Meg Cabot one of my favorite authors. I enjoyed The Princess Diaires series, however I prefer The Mediator series. I also really enjoyed her Airhead trilogy. Her Heather Wells series was quite enjoyable, as well as her stand-alone novels Pants on Fire and Teen Idol. I have yet to start her Queen of Babble trilogy. I’m looking forward to getting to it! 🙂

6. Suzanne Collins

How could I not put the author of The Hunger Games on this list? The Hunger Games was awesome and one of the few movie adaptations other than HP done well. 🙂

7. Rick Riordan

I loved Rick Riordan’s Percy Jackson & the Olympians series, as well as The Heroes of Olympus series! I also enjoyed his Kane Chronicles trilogy as well! They were all fast-paced, adventurous, and best of all, involved mythology! I can’t wait for the first book in Riordan’s newest series, Magnus Chase and The Gods of Asgard, which is named The Sword of Summer. 🙂

8. Richelle Mead

I’ve read a lot of vampire-themed books, but Richelle Mead’s Vampire Academy is the one most worth mentioning for this list. Richelle Mead’s writing is captivating, and I love her Vampire Academy and Bloodlines series (what I’ve read of Bloodlines series, anyway.) Looking forward to reading her other series! Check out my reviews on the first two books of the VA series HERE and HERE. Definitely one of my favorite authors!

9. Kiera Cass

I loved Kiera Cass’s Selection series! Made for a sweet, romance with touches of dystopia flavoring, and an awesome read. Her books were all very well-written. Looking forward to The Heir!

10. C.C Hunter

C.C Hunter is a wonderful author who I feel is quite unrecognized. I have read all the books released in her two series; Shadow Falls and Shadow Falls: After Dark, and I loved both of them! I definitely recommend her works, one of my favorite authors!

There are so many other authors I would love to put on the list, but alas, I must stop there. A few honorable mentions go to: Jane Austen (even though she isn’t a YA fantasy, paranormal or dystopia author), John Green, Veronica Roth, Marissa Meyer, Colleen Houck and Becca Fitzpatrick. They are very good writers and definitely should be recognized.

Anyway, that concludes this list! I don’t know how I would ever have stopped if I did a list on all-time favorite authors! 🙂 So what are your Top 10 All-time favorite authors? Or if you’re like me, All-time favorite authors of YA fantasy, paranormal, etc.? Comment your thoughts below! Or if you participate in this meme, post your link so I can come check it out!

Happy listing!

-A

P.S. For some more Book Snacks Fun, check out this week’s Teaser Tuesday!