WWW Wednesday #15

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WWW Wednesday is hosted by Taking on a World of Words.

To participate in this, you just have to answer these three questions:
• What are you currently reading?
• What did you recently finish reading?
• What do you think you’ll read next?


What are you currently reading?

My current reads are And Then There Were None by Agatha Christie and Snow White by Matt Phelan. And Then There Were None has been on my TBR for years, and I’ve also owned it first quite some time. I’m reading it and listening to an audiobook version of it read by Dan Stevens. It’s a nice listen! Snow White is a graphic novel that I picked up on a whim at my library. It’s a 1920s retelling of the story of Snow White and I’m enjoying reading the way that the author has adapted it.

What did you recently finish reading?
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Last weekend I finished reading Silver in the Blood by Jessica Day George. This book surprised me! I initially wanted to read it because it’s a standalone YA Fantasy novel, but by the end of it, I was wanting it to be a series! I’m excited to write my review of it soon.

What do you think you’ll read next?


Next, I will either read The Walking Dead, Vol. 6: This Sorrowful Life by Robert Kirkman or another graphic novel that I picked up at the library called Exquisite Corpse by Pénélope Bagieu. I’d also like to read Blood & Beauty: The Borgias by Sarah Dunant soon.


Thanks for reading! Are any of these books on your TBR or have you read any?

Friday Finds #6

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Once again, I continue to add books to my TBR much faster than I can possibly read. My Goodreads TBR shelf currently consists of 95 books… Here are my 6 most recent additions.


Silver in the Blood by Jessica Day George
The Chrysalids by John Wyndham
The Power by Naomi Alderman

Bodies of Water by V.H. Leslie
Emma by Jane Austen
Ross Poldark (Poldark, #1) by Winston Graham

A few of these I recently discovered through book bloggers/vloggers, most notably The ChrysalidsThe Power, and Bodies of Water. I found Silver in the Blood on a list of a standalone YA Fantasy novels that I read through because I am wanting to read some standalone Fantasy books soon. It’s also historical fiction, so I am in. As for Emma and the Poldark series, it’s about time I read some more Jane Austen and I want to watch Poldark eventually (I mean, Aiden Turner, come on). I may only read the first book of that series to get a feel of the world, but we’ll see how much I like it.


Are any of these books on your TBR? Or have you read any of them?

WWW Wednesday #14

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WWW Wednesday is hosted by Taking on a World of Words.

To participate in this, you just have to answer these three questions:
• What are you currently reading?
• What did you recently finish reading?
• What do you think you’ll read next?


What are you currently reading?
silverintheblood
My current read is Silver in the Blood by Jessica Day George. I hadn’t heard of this book until I found it on a standalone fantasy list, but I think it’s going to be a great read for me. It’s YA historical fiction.

What did you recently finish reading?
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It took me a few weeks to finish Shopaholic to the Stars by Sophie Kinsella, but I liked it a lot. There was more drama in it than I was expecting. Becky sure does know how to get herself into some situations, but there were other people involved in their own drama, and I enjoyed reading how it all worked together. I want to read the next book soon.

What do you think you’ll read next?
andthentherenone
I’d like to read something that I’ve had for a while, so I think I will read And Then There Were None by Agatha Christie.

 

 

Discussion: Favorite Book Relationships

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I’ve had this blog for several years, and I have discussed some of my favorite relationships from time to time, but I don’t believe I’ve ever done a post dedicated solely to my favorite ships. This seems outrageous to me as I’ve been shipping people since I was like 6 and watching Mighty Morphin Power Rangers (Kimberly/Tommy OTP). Most of my time on the internet has been spent in fandoms talking about ships. It’s only right that I make this post! Here are some of my all-time favorite book ships.


LIZZIE & MR. DARCY

Oh, how I love Lizzie and Mr. Darcy from Pride and Prejudice. They are a classic relationship for a reason. Not only do I love both of the characters, but the development of the two of them throughout the book is wonderful. They’re a good match for one another from the start, but by the end, they’re perfect for each other. And, if we’re talking about the 2005 adaptation, that HAND FLEX. “You have bewitched me body and soul, and I love, I love, I love you. And wish from this day forth never to be parted from you.” Now I’m wanting to reread it so I can take note of all of my favorite quotes and scenes.

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Discussion: My Favorite Quotes (on Goodreads)

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I’ll be honest, I don’t take any notes while I’m reading whether it’s with post-it notes or underlining my favorite parts of a book. This is something that I want to do more of, but right now, I mostly save quotes on Goodreads when I see them. This is usually when I receive their Quote of the Day emails, but occasionally I will look for quotes I liked after I finish a book. For this post, I chose 5 from my favorites. I’d like to do this post more often when I find quotes in books myself. I’m going to try to keep notes from now on!


“We are perfect in our imperfection.” – Megan McCafferty, Second Helpings

This is from my favorite series. I absolutely love Jessica and Marcus.

“No live organism can continue for long to exist sanely under conditions of absolute reality; even larks and katydids are supposed, by some, to dream.” ― Shirley Jackson, The Haunting of Hill House

Shirley Jackson became a favorite of mine so quickly. This line is one that I try to remember. There’s a great lesson in it. Let yourself dream sometimes.

“Curiouser and curiouser!” ― Lewis Carroll, Alice in Wonderland

I feel like there isn’t a reason to explain this.

“Remember this: Nothing is written in the stars. Not these stars, nor any others. No one controls your destiny.” ― Gregory Maguire, Wicked: The Life and Times of the Wicked Witch of the West

Another quote that’s an important lesson.

“What really knocks me out is a book that, when you’re all done reading it, you wish the author that wrote it was a terrific friend of yours and you could call him up on the phone whenever you felt like it. That doesn’t happen much, though.”― J.D. Salinger, The Catcher in the Rye

Say what you will about The Cather in the Rye (personally, I always liked it), it has wonderful quotes. I love this one because I wish I knew more authors! However, I do write with friends and it’s always nice to get to read someone’s work and talk to them about it.


Do you take notes when you read? What are some your favorite quotes?

Thursday’s Top 4: Books that Have Been on my TBR the Longest

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This week, Ally from Ally Writes Things has another great topic for her Thursday’s Top 4 meme. I talk about my TBR on here a lot, and this week’s topic is Books that Have Been on Your TBR the Longest. I could have picked some more books that have been on my TBR for 2 to 4 years, but these are the 4 that have been on my TBR the longest. I’m glad to see that there is a bit of a gap between the dates, so I know I added and read something during that time! Now, to get these read.


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