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The Happiness Tag

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Let’s take a break from book talk! Found a fun tag from a blogger I follow, Beth (Reading Every Night) and I thought I’d join in one the fun! I get tired of doing the usual booktags and trying to pick out 5-10 books for each post, so I thought this would be a fun little tag to do. As always, I tag anyone who is reading this!

No rules for this one, it’s just a couple of lists of things that make me happy.

List Five Things That Make You Happy

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  1. Cats… I don’t care if they’re mine or someone else’s or even just visiting cats at an animal pound or pet store. I love seeing cats and snuggling them. Sometimes if I’ve had a bad day at work, I’ll go to Petsmart after and visit the cats there.
  2. Weekends with my husband and away from electronics… Sometimes I think people get sucked into their own little world of social media, gaming and mindless scrolling. My favorite times spent with my husband are when we get away from cell service or just turn our phones off and hang out.
  3. Reading… It’s nice to just get away for a little while, and I choose to do that via books. My favorite (if you couldn’t tell) are contemporary young adult summer reads. There’s something youthful and romantic about those.
  4. Mountains… I love being able to see the mountains, if I drive about three hours from my house, I can get to my favorite mountains. Every summer my parents would take me on vacation there and I used to hate it but now I can’t get enough. I would love to visit more national parks one day!
  5. Working out… I wish I did it more often, and it sounds silly that it makes me happy but I feel so much better after a workout and if I had a bad day, it’s a good way to blow off some steam.

List Five Songs That Make You Happy

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More so, my five favorite songs that I currently can’t get enough of…

  1. The Chainsmokers ‘Kanye’ I loooove this song, it’s so catchy. The video is a sequel to their song selfie. I like most of their songs, but this one is my favorite.
  2. Oh Sleeper ‘The Finisher’  This is the song that my tattoo is based off of and it’s God speaking to the devil, telling him He will cut off his horns. This band deserves way more attention than it gets! They should be releasing new songs this year!
  3. Pierce the Veil ‘I’m Low on Gas and You Need a Jacket’ Yes, this song is kind of sad but I have a fond memory of it. I saw them in 2013, it was me and my husbands first concert together. Half way through the song, Vic stopped playing (he was doing acoustic) and the crowd kept singing through the song. It was amazing! Here’s the video...
  4. A Day to Remember ‘Already Gone’ I love the soft songs that ADTR puts out and this is probably my favorite.
  5. Rob Zombie ‘Dragula’ We ‘moshed’ to this at our wedding, and it’s just a fun energetic song!

World Traveler: Book Tag

I just got back from my surprise Germany trip on Sunday, so I thought that I would do a fun travel themed book tag this week. I searched and surprisingly couldn’t find many book tags with a travel theme so I figured I would do my own.

(If you would like to see my pictures from Germany in a post, let me know!)

For this tag, I’ll list a handful of countries and then you can pick out a book for each one that reminds you of that country whether it’s the setting, heritage, atmosphere, whatever. I hope you enjoy! If you do this tag, let me know!

1.) United States of America:

Pretty much any summer time contemporary romance reminds me of the US (where I’m from!) I’ll go with Dear John by Nicholas Sparks for this, it’s a lovely story of a girl who loves a boy who is fighting for his country.

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2.) Germany:

This one is a toughy because I don’t recall reading anything set in Germany. So I’ll go non-fiction for this one and choose the Diary of Anne Frank. If you haven’t read this, you should!

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3.) United Kingdom:

Harry Potter of course!

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4.) Ireland:

Why I Let My Hair Grow Out is set in Ireland, when Morgan’s boyfriend dumps her, her parents decide a change of scenery would be best. They send her to Ireland for a bike ride across the country where she finally can do some growing up. I read this book way back, it’s very short, but so cute.

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5.) Korea:

To All the Boys I Loved Before by Jenny Han, sticks out to me for this one because it’s one of the only books where I remember culture sticking out to me. Our main character talks about how her mother was Asian but her father is not, yet he still manages to keep the girls Asian heritage prominent in their lives even though their mother is deceased.

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6.) Australia:

Zac and Mia takes place in an Australian hospital where our two characters are handling their cancer diagnoses. This is by far one of my favorite books, if you enjoyed (or didn’t enjoy) TFIOS by John Green, you’ll enjoy this one. I think it’s way better!

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7.) Canada:

Anna Dressed in Blood by Kendare Blake, I honestly wasn’t sure what to use for this so I just went to Google and typed in ‘YA books based in Canada’ and it gave me a link to Goodreads list of Canada books. Was this actually based in Canada? I can’t remember! But the book is super spooky and a good read!

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8.) France:

This one is easy, of course I’ll go with Anna and the French Kiss for obvious reasons. I don’t remember much of this plot, but I did enjoy the book.

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9.) Spain:

I’ve stumped myself, do you know of any good YA books set in Spain?

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10.) Italy:

I’ll go with New Moon because a portion of this novel happens in Italy. When I think of Italy, I immediately imagine Bella running through the festival there to prevent Edward from exposing the vampires in an attempt of vampire suicide.

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Book Tag Tuesday: Book Savenger Tag

Book Tag Tuesday here again! As always, I’m never actually tagged in these, I just find one that seems interesting to me. If you have a book tag that you want me to do, let me know or tag me! All of the covers are the ones I actually have. Enjoy! -Breanna

  • Find an author’s name or title with the letter Z in it: Zac & Mia by AJ Betts, one of my favorite books by the way. 413L0hGv36L._SY344_BO1,204,203,200_
  • Find a classic: I’m going to go with the current classic I’m reading, which it Peter and Wendy! I’m half way through and loving it. 250px-PeterAndWendy
  • Find a book with a key on it: Lock and Key by Sarah Dessen. It was actually the only Dessen book that I’ve read and didn’t like. lock and key.jpg
  • Find something on your bookshelf that’s not a book: I’m going to go with my adorable cat mug on my ‘favorites’ shelf! It’s super cute and I found it for less than $1, I keep pens in it because I don’t like drinking coffee or tea. image1 (1).jpg
  • Find the oldest book on your shelf: Geez, probably my old nursing rhyme book that I can’t find a cover for online.
  • Find a book with a girl on the cover: That’s easy because almost every book I have has a female on it. I’ll choose to use Blood and Chocolate by Annette Curtis Clause blood and.jpg
  • Find a book with a boy on the cover: Take me There by Susane Colasanti 2085319
  • Find a book that has an animal in it: Lost at Sea by Bryan Lee O’Malley, so many cats!! lost at sea
  • Find a book with a male protagonist: Denton Little’s Deathdate by Lance Rubin 51+pPBSHilL._SX336_BO1,204,203,200_.jpg
  • Find a book with only words on it: When We Collided by Emery Lord, I haven’t read this one just yet! But I do own it! untitled
  • Find a book with illustrations in it: Why We Broke Up by Daniel Handler, a book I purchased a long time ago, but didn’t read because I ended up not liking the illustrations. why we broke up.jpg
  • Find a book with gold lettering: Yellow and gold are almost the same color… My Life Next Door by Huntley Fitzpatrick 12294652.jpg
  • Find a diary (true or false): Perks of Being a Wallflower by Stephen Chbosky, one of my least favorite books, yet there are two copies on my shelf. I have the movie cover copy and the original greenish yellow background copy. perks.jpg
  • Find a book written by someone with a common name (like smith): The Fault in our Stars by John Green 9780525426349.jpg
  • Find a book that has a close up of something on it: Fifty Shades of Grey by E.L. James,  it’s embarrassing but I do own the whole series. FIFTY.jpg
  • Find a book on your shelf that takes place in the earliest time period: The Bible. Boom. Win. This is the actual bible I have and it’s gorgeous. My husband bought it for me for Christmas our second year together. Here’s a link if you want to check it out. 41yhrEi-mRL._SY344_BO1,204,203,200_
  • Find a hardcover book without a jacket: I have all my dust jackets on :p No naked books for me!
  • Find a teal/turquoise colored book: Where She Went by Gayle Forman where
  • Find a book with stars on it: I don’t have any books with stars on them!!! What?!
  • Find a non YA book: Can I Say by Travis Barker 51YFQa3pC1L._SX321_BO1,204,203,200_.jpg
  • Find the longest book you own: Probably my bible that I mentioned earlier.
  • Find the shortest book you own: My small catechism, it’s only ten pages.
  • Find a book with multiple PoVs: Shiver by Maggie Stiefvatershiver.jpg
  • Find a shiny book: Second Chance Summer by Morgan Matson, the words on this book are super shiny! summer.jpg
  • Find a book with flowers on it: The Truth About Forever by Sarah Dessen, has one flower on it, that counts right? forever.jpg

 

 

Upcoming Posts:

Thursday: Bookshelf Tour

Sunday: Young Adult Book Shaming: Why Do People Frown Upon the YA Genre?

This or That Book Tag

Book Tag Tuesday! Hooray! Hope everyone had a fantastic holiday weekend! I know I did, we spent it at the lake for my husbands birthday. I really needed a mini vacation, not sure if I’ll be able to make it until July (my actual vacation to Alaska, 7 days off!) So I thought I’d take it easy and do a quick tag of this or that.

 This or That Book Tag

Reading on the couch or in bed?

Reading in bed. If you’ve been reading my blog from the beginning, you know it’s a challenge for me to read on the couch. I have two very needy cats, one of them likes to get right on my chest and beg for attention while the other likes to chew on my books until I tell her how pretty she is.

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Male main character or female main character?

Main female. I’ve only read a handful of books with male main characters and I have never been too fond of them. I love contemporary YA, so I’d rather have a main female for those.

Sweet snacks or salty snacks when reading?

I’m not really a read and snack kind of person. But I love sweet things, preferably chocolate.

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Trilogies or quartets?

Neither! I prefer stand alones. 🙂

First person point of view or third person point of view?

First person POV!! All the way!

Reading at night or in the morning?

I only have time to read right before bed, and then I’m lucky if I make it through a chapter. I usually fall asleep when reading.

Libraries or bookstores?

Bookstores all the way. I support libraries but I’m usually creeped out by the people that go there and I feel like half of them mistreat the books. Walking into bookstores though…. that’s a great feeling.

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Books that make you laugh or make you cry?

A little of both but if I had to choose, it would be make me cry.

Black book covers or white book covers?

White book covers! So crisp and clean!

Character driven or plot driven stories?

That one is tough! I’d go with character driven. I’ve read a handful of books that are plot driven but if the characters aren’t well fleshed out, they’re awful! Make me love the character! And then I’ll care about what they’re going through!

 

May Book Haul/June TBR

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I have failed you again. I only have about 100 pages left of The Dream Thieves but I won’t have a review for it until next Thursday. I’m really torn, I want to take my time reading the Raven Cycle but I also want to be able to post a review for you every Thursday! Once I finish the second book, I’m going to take some time off reading the series to read something else. So I figured I’d go ahead and do my May Book Haul and let you know what I plan on reading in June.

May Book Haul

This month, I only bought two books because I already have too many I need to read. I’m not the type of person who enjoys having a huge collection of TBR’s. Again, I received two coupons from Barnes and Noble for 20% off, so I used them to buy the next two Walking Dead books.

June TBR

I feel like June is going to be a real big reading and writing month for me, my goal is to finish three books and start one at least one. So here we go:

Summer Days and Summer Nights: Twelve Love stories by Stephanie Perkins and more.

 I don’t want to read all of the short stories in this straight through, so I’ll probably break 25063781them up over two months. I’m pretty excited about this one since it’s all about Summer! I’ve heard some bad reviews on it, but it may just not be everyone’s cup of tea. I do plan on reviewing it all together though, but also separately in the same post.

Blue Lily, Lily Blue by Maggie Stiefvater

The third book in Maggie’s most recent series. My goal is to finish the series before 17378508summer is over. I’ll concentrate on Blue Lily in the month of June. I’ve been turned off and on by this series. I like it so far but I don’t feel it’s as good as everyone claims it to be. In the second book, there have been many chapters that I felt were unnecessary and didn’t drive the plot along. I’m hoping the series picks up the pace.

Outlander by Diana Gabaldon

Now, I don’t plan on reading this whole book in June but I do plan on starting it. I’m outlanderhonestly scared to read this series though. I’m terrified that I won’t be able to finish it because it’s such a long novel and not YA but also because I’m afraid I won’t love it like I love the television show. I started it last night randomly and plan on reading it while I’m at the lake this weekend.

I also plan to read some of the Walking Dead that I’ve recently purchased and reading at least the first book in my husbands series (he’s been nagging at me to read it) but again, his omnibus is 600+ pages and I’m terrified of that. I love breezing through books, not having the same one on my night stand for three months straight.

For me, this is a hefty amount of reading. I’m lucky if I read two books! Wish me luck!

 

25 Bookish Facts About Me

Yet another book review Thursday has gone by and I haven’t finished my current read. I’m sorry! Things are going to be crazy the next few weeks! I’m almost halfway through The Dream Thieves, and I’m at the part where Blue and Orla are on the boat with the boys. OH.MY.GOD. Loving this scene! So instead of a book review, I’ll be doing the 25 Bookish Facts About Me. I promise to read all weekend!

25 Bookish Facts About Me

  1. I’m married to a published author. How cute, right? We actually met online through our love for writing and reading.
  2. I majored in English with an emphasis in creative writing, this almost didn’t happen because my school required two semesters in a foreign language to acquire the English degree and I did not want to do that. spanish
  3. I’ve never read Harry Potter, though, I would love to own the books so I can read them with my future children.
  4. I prefer paperback books over any other form. I’m still thinking about getting an e-reader for my birthday but I’m not 100% sold on it. I love paperbacks because they take up less room on my shelves.
  5. I only write in non-fiction books but I’ll occasionally underline a favorite quote from a book.
  6. I’m not a fan of reading the ‘booktube famous’ books. I’m not big on Rainbow Rowell or any of those authors booktubers gush about.
  7. My cats interrupt my reading more than anyone else.  mad bro
  8. I can’t sleep in a room without books. Literally every room in my house has some sort of book in it!
  9. I get most of my reading done during the winter or weekends. I always take a book with me when I go on vacation during the summer but I never actually read.
  10. I love writing on my novels but I hate editing! edit
  11. Sometimes I just stand and stare at all of my books, for me, it’s therapeutic. My books are a collection. I like knowing I’ve read most of them.
  12. I used to hate bookmarks, I always used the receipt but recently, I’ve grown to love collecting bookmarks. I think it started when I did the Reddit Bookmark Exchange. Here’s the super cool bookmarks that started my obsession.
  13. For one year (maybe longer), I only read vampire themed books. Twilight, True Blood, Vampire Academy, Vampire Diaries, even erotic vampire books (awkward). I couldn’t get enough, but finally I jumped into YA Contemporary when I started reading Sarah Dessen. vampires
  14. I currently have three novel ideas that I’m working on, but as of right now, I’m concentrating on one of them. Almost 30k words in.
  15. As much as I love walking around Barnes and Noble, I prefer to shop online because it’s easier to find things. I have a membership with them so it’s nice that I still get free shipping.
  16. I’ve always wanted to be a librarian, but apparently you have to have a masters degree for that. I guess book blogging is the next best thing.
  17. I think I get my love for reading (and writing) from my granny. Sadly, she can hardly see to read or write anymore.
  18. My favorite part of high school was going to the local elementary school and helping the younger kids with their reading.
  19. In my opinion, horror books are more scary than horror movies.
  20. I can never remember character names or the whole plot, but I do know if I liked the book or not.reintroduction-50-first-dates
  21. I hate when I see people with huge TBR piles. How do you afford all those books? Do you actually plan on reading them? Why?!
  22. I don’t like un-hauling books. I did it once and I regret it.
  23. I can’t really read in my favorite spot anymore because my cats like to cuddle a bit too much.
  24. I’ve tried reading YA Fantasy, and I just can’t get into it. Same goes for the dystopian genre. I love when I can read a simple book about a girl who falls in love with a boy. Love. Love. Love. how-to-deal
  25. And finally, bookish fact number 25. Did you really read all of them?! Let’s go with my least favorite place to read: outside. I love the idea of reading outside, but not the actual act of it. There’s too many distractions, I live in the midwest so the weather never cooperates, bugs in the summer time are awful and my neighbors are always way too loud!

Hope you guys enjoyed getting to know me a little bit!

 

April Book Haul

Hello readers! So I did a bad thing this month. Actually, it’s been a bad thing for the whole year so far. I use to buy one book at a time but then I was introduced to the booktube world and the idea that you can have a TBR shelf. As in, an actual shelf of books that you bought and plan to read!!

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Yeah, it’s taken me that long to realize that. So now I have two shelves of books to read but I still want to buy more books! Maybe I should make myself a goal to not buy any more books in May.

So, here we go. Here’s all the books I bought in April!

 

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The books above are from my local library, they were having a used book sale so I only spent about $7 on books that would have cost me over $100. I was pretty proud. We’re doing some traveling this summer, so that’s what the travel books are for!

 

 

 

 

I’m a Barnes and Noble member so I occasionally get two 20% off coupons plus the percentage off of hardback books, so I usually spend those on my Walking Dead books. I’d already have all the books if they weren’t about $40 a piece, with my membership and coupons, it brings them down to about $18 each. These are the next two that I have to read, I’m hoping to catch up with the comic books this summer before the next season comes on! I hate how everyone has been spoiling it for me!

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If you’ve been following my blog, you would have seen my Outlander book tag a week or so ago. I just finished the first season and it blew my mind! So I wanted to get deeper into the world of Jamie and Claire by buying the book. Then I saw it was 800 pages and now I’m a bit overwhelmed by it. Haha. I know I’ll get around to reading the books eventually.

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Then here’s this random book I got. My husband and I have been watching a ton of My Cat From Hell and we saw that Jackson Galaxy put out a book about building cat toys, so Stu ordered this. Interesting book! I’ve already picked out a few projects for us.

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And last but not least, I purchased When We Collided. I thought this would be a fun and easy read. Figured it could start off my summer reading next month! I’ve seen a few booktubers and bloggers talking about the release, so I thought I would give it a try. I also thought the cover was really cool.

Please follow me if you want to see reviews on these books! 

 

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My Top 5 YA Summer Reads

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Ah, summer is almost here! I can see my husbands skin turning into a lobster from the summer sun already, lawnmowers are up and moving, and all the neighborhood kids have come out from their winter hibernation to wreak havoc. Me? I’m where I usually am, avoiding sunlight and the heat. Lying on the couch with my blanket, reading my life away when I’m not required to be at work. It’s perfect. I do recommend you go out and enjoy the nice weather, but if you’re not outdoorsy, here’s some of my favorite young adult summer reads that will make you gush over all the potential fictional boyfriends!

The following are all books that I have read, next month I’ll be posting some books that I want to read this summer!

 

5.) Stolen by Lucy Christopher

In this book, Gemma writes a letter to her kidnapper, Ty who kidnapped her from an airport and takes her out to the middle of a desert in Australia. This isn’t a ‘feel good contemporary romance, but you will ‘feel the heat’ coming from this desert because it’s described so much. I read this a few years ago and this book is still one of my favorites! It deals with Stockholm Syndrome and the idea that you can’t make someone love you. If we were talking about all time favorite books, this would be higher on my list, but since we’re talking YA summer reads, I put it last on my list because it’s not a ‘easy read’. This book brought so many emotions out in me. If you haven’t read this book, pick it up right now!

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4.) Second Chance Summer by Morgan Matson

Are you not a beach bunny? Do you prefer lakes? Second chance summer is the book for you! Taylor and her family have just received devastating news so they decide they need to spend one last summer at their lake house. The family starts coming closer together and of course Taylor’s old boyfriend from the lake walks back into her life. This one is definitely more up-lifting than Stolen. I’d read this as a pick-me-up after you finish Stolen.

 

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3.) Anything by Sarah Dessen!

Am I the only one who loves Sarah Dessen’s books? I love that she bases them all out of the same cute little beach town, Colby. I couldn’t just pick one to recommend but my favorites were Just Listen, The Truth About Forever and This Lullaby. Colby boys are the greatest! The perfect companions for your summer break!

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2.) The Summer I Turned Pretty Series by Jenny Han

This series is one of the best I have read in YA Contemporary, and my favorite of Han’s. I devoured this series! We follow a girl named Belly who dreams of summer break at the beach house. She’s town between two brothers, Conrad and Jeremiah who are family friends. There are so many twists and turns throughout this book series. If I didn’t have so many books on my TBR, I would read them again.

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1.) 99 Days by Katie Cotugno

My all time favorite summer book and possibly my favorite book period is this one. Not only is the cover and dust jacket beautiful but it’s such a great summer read. I don’t normally 5 star a book, but I did on this one. The book is written in days (which is why it’s called 99 Days, obviously). I’m just going to copy and paste my GoodReads review so you can see how happy I was to read this. So many people have given this book 2 stars or below and that breaks my heart because I loved it so much.

If I died tomorrow, I would die happy with this book being the final one that I read. The dust jacket is adorable and I’m not going to lie, I might have only bought it because of the cat picture inside.

Now, let’s be real. I feel like this book was written for me. There’s not many books that have made me feel that way, but this was one of them. Cotugno, created so many 4-diminsional characters, me relating and understanding all of them. I had this huge hatred for Julia though. I’d describe this If I died tomorrow, I would die happy with this book being the final one that I read. The dust jacket is adorable and I’m not going to lie, I might have only bought it because of the cat picture inside.

Now, let’s be real. I feel like this book was written for me. There’s not many books that have made me feel that way, but this was one of them. Cotugno, created so many 4-diminsional characters, me relating and understanding all of them. I had this huge hatred for Julia though. I’d describe this book as the ‘what happens after a love triangle goes to shit’ book. I’ve read so many young adult love triangles that end with a ‘happily ever after’, but this book… this tells you the messy truth. I wanted to defend Molly Barlow’s actions so much because I’ve been in her shoes. IT TAKES TWO TO TANGO! It wasn’t the ending I was hoping for, but I think it’s the ending the book needed.

This one is going on my favorites shelf.

And Katie Cotugno, if you’re reading this, please write a sequel! I feel like the story of Molly, Gabe and Patrick still needs attention. Thanks for showing me it wasn’t Molly’s fault, and it wasn’t mine either.

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And that concludes my YA Summer Read Recommendations! Read on!

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Book Blog Newbie Tag

Hey readers! Me again! Today since it’s Friday, I thought I’d do a fun book tag. I was going to do a Camp Nanowrimo update but if I’m being honest… I’m slacking on my novel. There’s always June’s Camp Nano right?

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Welcome to my Book Blog Newbie Tag!!

1.) Why did you start this blog?

I started this blog because I feel more comfortable writing than speaking in front of a camera. I did booktube stuff for about a year and got a handful of subs and about 14k video views but I just don’t feel myself when recording. I feel like I can put more effort and creativity into a blog that I couldn’t do with the videos. If you do want to check out my video’s you’ll find them here.

2.) What are some fun and unique things you can bring to book blogging?

Do cat memes count?

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Haha, I’m serious though. I’m a major cat lady, so I thought it would be fun to put a bunch of cat pictures into my blogs. Cats + Reading = World Domination

3.) What are you most excited about for this new blog?

I’m excited to finally be doing something I love. I went to college and received a degree in English, and I feel like this is a decent way to use it. Yes, I’m not making money but everyone does tell you to do what you love. Well here I am!

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4.) Why do you love reading?

Ah, I’m not too positive. I used to hate reading, up until my senior year of high school I dreaded books. Then the Twilight pandemonium hit and I devoured the books! I mainly read young adult so I think I like reading because it let’s me live the high school life I never had. Does that sound cheesy or dumb?

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I was kind of a quiet person in high school, I had a great group of friends, but I never partied or really dated anyone. The characters in the YA novels seem to have way more entertaining lives that I did/do.

5.) What book or series got you into reading?

Twilight! Durr! I was 17 when I read those books and I believe Twilight was already one or two years old. My friend recommended it because I wanted to start reading more, when she showed me the book I was all…

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But then after I read it…

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I will always love those books and disown anyone who says they’re awful.

6. What questions would you ask your favorite authors?

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But seriously, I read mostly contemporary YA, so the book usually ends without me having an questions. If anything, I want to know what happens after the final kiss. I’d also just want to know how long it takes them to write a full novel, where they get ideas from, just your basic writing questions.

7.) What challenges do you think starting a blog will be the hardest to overcome?

Probably reading books enough to post a review. Sometimes I get in a reading rut and can’t seem to get through at least one book a month. I work full-time and have a busy schedule, so reading happens right before I fall asleep. I also have the issue where I use the same books over and over for every tag.

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8. When did you start reading?

Can’t pinpoint an actual age… I just remember growing up with a bunch of books in my room.

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 9. Where do you read?

You can find the answer to that, here, in this fabulous blog post for that question. Enjoy!

10. What kind of books do you like to read?

Contemporary YA mostly. The occasional New Adult/ Romance. I usually stay away from fantasy and what not but I’m trying to branch out a little.

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Looks like that’s all. If you guys come across a tag you’d like me to do, send it my way! Have a fantastic book weekend! I’m currently reading the first Raven Boys book! They’re so dreamy!!

Books vs E-Books (The Great Debate)

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Here lately I’ve been purging a lot of items around my household (clothes I haven’t worn in forever, shoes that never actually fit me, old kitchen stuff we never used and never will use, all my useless items). One thing I can’t purge though, books.

I’ve always been anti-e-book. I love smelling an actual book, being able to see how much I’ve read, feeling the copy in my hands, being able to stare at my bookshelves and see how many books I’ve read and so on. I bought a Nook (Barnes and Nobles version of the kindle) in college and I read a couple books on there but didn’t enjoy books as much when reading the electronic version. Plus I hate the idea of having to charge a freaking book!

I’ve been getting into the idea of ‘tiny house living’ too. I’m not saying I want to live on a trailer with a compost toilet and hardly any bed space in the loft, I’m saying I just want to move into a small little cottage one day. Maybe a 2-3 bed, 2 bath, small finished basement or upstairs house. The house we currently live in is 3 bedroom, 2 full baths, 2 half baths, and finished basement. I like my house but I feel like there’s too much space for just me, my husband and our future child (and when I say future, I mean a child in about 3-5 years).

Let’s get back to books.

You can’t have a ton of books and a tiny house. We currently have five bookshelves full of our books. Is it time for me to stop and just go to e-books only? I’ve been debating it, but then I just keep on buying paperbacks because of the beautiful covers. I also like having the actual copy when I do my video book reviews because it gives my viewer something to look at instead of just me. I think if I purchased a kindle, I might be more likely to start reading less paperbacks and more e-books, but my heart is still torn.

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Maybe once I finish my current TBR pile, I’ll go to e-books. Or maybe I’ll keep on buying the actual book because I’m terrified of the day that books and bookstores no longer exist.

For now, picture me as this cat. Happily surrounded by my ever-growing book collection.

***This cat is Mr. Boogie’s long lost twin!!***

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