Not Good Enough Tag

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I saw this on Kyera’s Library and thought it looked fun!! Make sure to check out her blog!

Onto the tag! I love questions that play around with personalities.

HOW IT WORKS:

  1. You write down the names of 30 fictional characters on pieces of paper.
  2. You pick two names at a time and answer each of the 15 questions. For each question one of the two characters will be the one you believe fits best and the other is “not good enough”.

YOU ONLY HAVE ONE MORE SPOT ON YOUR SPELLING BEE TEAM, WHO WOULD YOU PICK TO COMPLETE YOUR TEAM?

HENRY WINTER (THE SECRET HISTORY) VS. PERCY JACKSON

Henry FOR SURE. He’d get all the super obscure words and probably be able to win the entire contest all on his own.

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Book Review: The Accident Season by Moira Fowley-Doyle

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The Accident Season by Moira Fowley-Doyle / ★★★★☆

Summary: Every October Cara and her family become inexplicably and unavoidably accident-prone. Some years it’s bad, and some years it’s just a lot of cuts and scrapes. This accident season is going to be a bad one. Cara is about to learn that not all the scars left by the accident season are physical: There’s a long-hidden family secret underneath the bumps and bruises.

It’s the accident season, the same time every year. Bones break, skin tears, bruises bloom. 

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The Unique Blogger Award

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I was tagged for the Unique Blogger Award by J.W. Martin– thank you!! I suggest you give him a follow if you haven’t, he’s very witty and has great opinions on books!

The Rules:

  • Share the link of the blogger who has shown love to you by nominating you
  • Answer the questions
  • In the spirit of sharing love and solidarity with our blogging family, nominate 8-13 people for the same award
  • Ask them 3 questions

If you had to blog about another topic, what it be?

Hmmm books are really one of the only things that I’m interested in enough to talk about forever that’ll never bore me, but if I’m ~mood blogging~ I’d say right now I’d blog about the k-pop band BTS. Because they’re my current obsession, so. I had a One Direction blog once a few years ago….it’s dead now, but it was fun while it lasted. Other than boybands, maybe photography or writing? I do love scrolling through picture blogs, looking at nice photos and learning tips…but I’m more of a consumer of photography blogs than a creator. Could be cool to give a shot, though.

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Book Review: Pachinko by Min Jin Lee

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Pachinko by Min Jin Lee / ★★★★★

Summary: Pachinko follows a Korean family through the 20th century, beginning with an unplanned pregnancy in the 1900s that ignites a story filled with struggle, war, discrimination, and unexpected blessings.

“You are very brave, Noa. Much, much braver than me. Living every day in the presence of those who refuse to acknowledge your humanity takes great courage.”

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Top 5 Tuesday: Books I don’t talk about enough

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Hello friends, I’m not dead! I have not posted for….a bit of a while, but my love of books lives on. And after a year of blogging I think I’ve needed to recharge my batteries with some other media for a bit. But this Top 5 Tuesday looked fun, and it was one of the easier ones to write- there are many books I don’t talk about often enough, but these jumped out at me right away.

Top 5 Tuesday is a meme by the fantastic Bionic Book Worm, and it explores a different bookish topic each week. If you’d like to join in, check out the rest of her Top 5 Tuesday January Topics!

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Book Reviews: Words in Deep Blue by Cath Crowley & Foolish Hearts by Emma Mills

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Words in Deep Blue by Cath Crowley / ★★★ 1/2

Genre: Young Adult/Contemporary/Romance

Summary: Rachel moved away three years ago after confessing her feelings to her best friend, Henry, and never speaking to him again. Since then, her brother has died, and when she moves back and gets a job at Henry’s bookshop, things with Henry, and her life, begin to grow back together.

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Favorite Books of 2017

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I am posting this A LOT LATER than I had planned to, and those New Years fireworks are a little outdated 4 days later, but better late than never, right???

Is it strange that I only picked 8? It just felt right to me- these are the ones that left that very best book *glow.* But this was a fantastic year of reading for me, I read so many books I’d hoped to get to, and loved so many more I hadn’t expected. I know I’m speaking as a book lover, but is there anything better than finishing a truly, truly great book?? (No.)

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Top 5 Wednesday: 2018 Reading Resolutions

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Top 5 Wednesday is hosted by Sam from Thoughts on Tomes, and you can check out the Goodreads group to see more topics!

I usually like to stay pretty loose in my goals and TBRs and whatnot, but this year I actually find myself with some specific resolutions! A lot of it is getting to things I’ve really been meaning to get to for ages….hopefully this year will be the year!

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Surprise Reads of 2017: Books that defied my low expectations

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I was contemplating my favorite and least favorite books I read in 2017 when I realized I read a lot of books this year that surpassed the low expectations I had for them. The following books are ones that I didn’t expect to enjoy, I really didn’t expect anything outstanding from, or perhaps never planned to read at all, that proved me VERY wrong and I ended up loving. Hence, reads that surprised me.

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