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Top Ten Tuesday – REWIND Quotes From Books Read In The Last Year

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Top Ten Tuesday is a meme created over at Broke and the Bookish where every Tuesday, Top Ten things of anything are listed. Todays Top Ten things are:

Top Ten Quotes I Loved From Books I Read In The Last Year

Now this weeks topic is a rewind where we get to take posts from the past that we would like to do/do again and I decided this would be a good week to post one that I had started writing up but never finished. Does it matter if they are all from the same book? I shall try to avoid this haha these shall be in random order.

1.

To many, I was myth incarnate, the embodiment of a most superb legend, a fairy tale. Some considered me a monster, a mutation. To my great misfortune, I was once mistaken for an angel. To my mother, I was everything. To my father, nothing at all. To my grandmother, I was a daily reminder of loves long lost. But I knew the truth—deep down, I always did.
I was just a girl.

The Strange and Beautiful Sorrows of Ava Lavender by Leslye Walton.

2.

‘Yelena, you’ve driven me crazy. You’ve caused me considerable trouble and I’ve contemplated ending your life twice since I’ve known you.’ Valek’s warm breath in my ear sent a shiver down my spine.

‘But you’ve slipped under my skin, invaded my blood and seized my heart.’

‘That sounds more like a poison than a person,’ was all I could say. His confession had both shocked and thrilled me.

‘Exactly,’ Valek replied. ‘You have poisoned me.’

Poison Study by Maria V. Snyder.

3.

When people don’t express themselves, they die one piece at a time.

Speak by Laurie Halse Anderson.

4.

We’d been born with our souls’ fingers interlocked. What if we’d never let go?

What’s Left of Me by Kat Zhang.

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5.

“Guards are of no use in a library.”
Oh, how wrong he was! Libraries are full of ideas – perhaps the most dangerous and powerful of all weapons.

Throne of Glass Series by Sarah J. Mass.

6.

I’m an accident. I’m a lie. And my life depends on maintaining the illusion.

Red Queen by Victoria Aveyard.

7.

But death was her curse and her gift, and death had been her good friend these long, long years.

Crown of Midnight by Sarah J. Maas.

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8.

Whenever she had a problem to consider, she invariably found herself in the library, for it was easier to think when she was surrounded by books.

The Invasion of the Tearling by Erika Johansen.

9.

And the secret garden bloomed and bloomed and every morning revealed new miracles.

The Secret Garden by Frances Hodgson Burnett.

10.

 

A rat in a maze is free to go anywhere, as long as it stays inside the maze.

The Handmaid’s Tale by Margaret Atwood.

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Top Ten Tuesday – Bookworm Delights

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Top Ten Tuesday is a meme created over at Broke and the Bookish where every Tuesday, Top Ten things of anything are listed. Todays Top Ten things are:

Top Ten Bookworm Delights

I love love love this weeks theme. There are so many things I love about books that are not just whats inside them.

1. Meeting people in my day to day life who feel the same way about books as I do. This wins the top spot because it basically doesn’t happen.

2. The smell of books. It settles my soul.

3. The hunt. Spending ages in a new or old book store looking for something to take home with me. While I don’t like second hand book stores too much because I like my books to be perfect, when I find a book in one that is what I want and is in good enough condition the rush is amazing. I basically run to the counter.

4. The moment in the book where the title or the cover make sense. It doesn’t happen much with the cover, but when the scene clicks its awesome. Brings new life to the cover.

5. Finding book related items and understanding them. Things like jewellery, and bookmarks. While these happen more after movies or shows of books happen, I love it when they happen without a movie, and I can identify them with just my knowledge of the book.

6. When publishers go above and beyond the outside of the book. When there is deckled edges, when the book is embossed under the dust jacket, and when the outside page spines have print on them. Just stunning.

7. Re-organising my bookcase. I love it when I have new editions to my growing library and it means I have to re-think where things go. I love to organise.

8. Receiving books in the mail that I was not expecting. This is something I wouldn’t even know if not for this community. Thank you so much to the publishers for all the ARCs that they have been sending me.

9. Finally picking up a book that has been sitting on my shelf for a long time. Getting through my TBR which just keeps growing is an amazing feeling.

10. Just the mindset I get when I snuggle into bed with a cup of lemon and honey tea or some juice all cuddle up with my cat and just relax with a book.

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Top Ten Tuesday – If You Like Fantasy

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Top Ten Tuesday is a meme created over at Broke and the Bookish where every Tuesday, Top Ten things of anything are listed. Todays Top Ten things are:

Top Ten Books For Readers Who Like Fantasy

Gah, I loathe these lists. I don’t like comparing things this way, specially if its comparing books to other books. It is done so often now. I also feel like I do these lists all the time… Be sure to go to the bottom on the list or the side bar and join my book giveaways for Silver Shadows and Ruby Circle by Richelle Mead.

1. Sevenwaters series by Juliet Marillier. Purely an amazingly woven bit of fantasy. The first book is one of my favourites and I just spent nearly $50 on a mass market paperback copy of the second because my series wouldn’t have been perfect without that copy (fingers crossed it is what it says it is.)

2. The Snow Child by Eowyn Ivey. Just a magical slow paced story. Might be everyone’s thing, but its amazing to me.

3. The Cursed Kingdoms by Emily Gee. This series seems to have a few negative reviews with it but I don’t really see why. It has huge potential to get really good towards the end. People don’t give stories the chance to build themselves up these days.

4. Cruel Beauty by Rosamund Hodge. While I didn’t like the end to this book so much I really liked the perspective and angle that this story took on one of my all time favourite stories.

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5. The Forgotten War by Howard Sargent. If you can get through epic stories I think that you will really enjoy this one.

6. The Queen of the Tearling series by Erika Johansen. I have started the second and I am so excited to see where it all goes.

7. Percy Jackson and the Olympians series by Rick Riordan. Don’t take its reading grade label to heart, it is a wonderful series and I need to pick up the next one already.

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8. The Book of Lost Things by John Connolly. Very interesting take and distortion of disney stories we all know and love.

9. The Returned by Jason Mott. Now again I don’t think everyone will like this because its slow but if you like the slow ones you should give it a go.

10. Dreamfire by Kit Alloway. While not the best thing I have read, the idea is really interesting and I shall be reading the next one to see where this story will be going.

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There is the list. I showed you main now show me yours!

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Top Ten Tuesday – Characters Who Need Their Own Book

 

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Top Ten Tuesday is a meme created over at Broke and the Bookish where every Tuesday, Top Ten things of anything are listed. Todays Top Ten things are:

Top Ten Characters I Wish Had Their Own Book

Gah, so hard. Giving them their own book might destroy the love I feel. I shall try though…

1. Iko from Cinder by Marissa Meyer. She is adorable and having a book in her perspective would be awesome.

2. Faina from The Snow Child by Eowyn Ivey. Since the origins of her life are a bit subjective it would be amazing to see how she experienced all these things.

3. Adrian from Vampire Academy/Bloodlines by Richelle Mead. I don’t know if I want him to have a new story or go back over old things but I love him so I don’t know how this could be bad.

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4. Bran from Son of the Shadows by Juliet Marillier. From what we find out about him I would really like to experience how he came to be the one we meet within the book.

5. Finnick from Mockingjay by Suzanne Collins. Or really any of the old contestants. Even the ones who died. I would love to know their stories.

6. Natalie Prior from Divergent by Veronica Roth. Tris’ mum would have been an awesome character to get more of.

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Annnnd that’s all I got. I can’t believe how blank I am on secondary characters. I love my non main people. Oh well…

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Top Ten Tuesday – Rereads

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Top Ten Tuesday is a meme created over at Broke and the Bookish where every Tuesday, Top Ten things of anything are listed. Todays Top Ten things are:

Top Ten Books I Want To Reread

I actually reread some books more than I should so I think this list should be easy enough to come up with ten.

1. On The Jellicoe Road by Melina Marchetta – I read this at least once a year.

2. The Host by Stephenie Meyer – Again, at least once a year.

3. The Outsiders by S.E. Hinton – I USED to read this at least once a year until my copy fell to pieces.

4. Vampire Knight by Matsuri Hino – ALL THE TIME. I find manga/graphic novel things super easy to reread.

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5.  The Thirteenth Tale by Diane Setterfield – I remember been blown away the first time and I would love to feel that way again.

6. The Belgariad Series by David Eddings – I plan on rereading this so that I can move onto the series that follows this one.

7. Nana by Ali Yazawa – Such a moving series. I wish it ended but it doesnt cause the author got sick.

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8. A Whisper of Eternity by Amanda Ashley – I need a good kinda trashy romance in the year.

9. Mockingjay by Suzanne Collins – I NEED to reread this before the movie comes out.

10. Daughter of the Forest by Juliet Marillier – I just love this story so so so much. I might actually go pick it up sooner rather than later…

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And there we have it folks! Share your lists, I like things that are worth rereading, though I don’t need to be rereading anymore books haha

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Top Ten Tuesday – Halloween Books and Movies

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Top Ten Tuesday is a meme created over at Broke and the Bookish where every Tuesday, Top Ten things of anything are listed. Todays Top Ten things are:

Top Ten Books & Movies to Read & Watch to get in the Halloween Spirit

Creating this list has seriously shown me how greatly under read/watched I am in wonderful Halloween/horror things. Horror movies used to be my favourite so I don’t understand why I cannot think of any! This must be fixed.

 

1. Since I literally watch this every Halloween the number one spot for me goes to Tim Burton’s The Nightmare Before Christmas. Check out its catchy Halloween song here.

2. The Witching Hour by Anne Rice. I think Anne Rice is pretty much a safe choice in general for Halloween/horror kind of books. This one though is filled with witchy goodness

3. The Silence of the Lambs. Now who doesn’t like this movie? Its suspenseful and has Jodie Foster. Not sure if I would call this a Halloween movie but its going on the list anyway.

4. Ever Near by Melissa MacVicar. For those who want a dose of ghostly reads.

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5. Sleepy Hollow (1999 Movie). You can tell that Tim Burton is going to pop up a bit can’t you? But who could leave this off a movie list?

6. The Passage by Justin Cronin. Zombie time!

7. House of 1000 Corpses. Anything Rob Zombie touches is horrifying and has an amazing soundtrack.

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8. Zodiac. Scary cause it really happened.

9. Edward Scissor Hands. Here is Tim again! I really think he is one of my favourites.

10. The Strangers. When people mentally and physically torture you for no reason other than the fact you were home.

and 11. for good measure, Misery. Such a good movie.

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And there is my list! More movie than book but what can you do. Not all of them are totally scary either but meh.

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Top Ten Tuesday – New Series

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Top Ten Tuesday is a meme created over at Broke and the Bookish where every Tuesday, Top Ten things of anything are listed. Todays Top Ten things are:

Top Ten New Series I Want To Start

New in this case means that they have been released in the last couple of years. To create this list I just went on goodreads and see which series I clicked on want to read recently, so they are not really in any form of order other than the one I found them in on goodreads. I am also including trilogies in this list.

1. The Remnant Chronicles by Mary E. Pearson.

2. The Red Queen Trilogy by Victoria Aveyard.

3. Guardians of Tarnec Series by Sandra Waugh.

4. Queen of Hearts Saga by Colleen Oakes.

 

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5. The Falconer (Trilogy?) by Elizabeth May.

6. Half Life Trilogy by Sally Green.

7. The Murder Complex (Series?) by Lindsay Cummings.

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8. The Malediction Trilogy by Danielle L. Jensen.

9. Pennyroyal Academy (Series?) by M.A. Larson.

10. Twin Willows Trilogy by Nicole Maggi.

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So share your lists because I need new lists of books forever and always.

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Top Ten Tuesday – Character Driven Novels

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Top Ten Tuesday is a meme created over at Broke and the Bookish where every Tuesday, Top Ten things of anything are listed. Todays Top Ten things are:

Top Ten Books For Readers Who Like Character Driven Novels

Writing this list has made be realise one thing. I need to read more character driven novels! Good thing you have all made wonderful lists for me ;)

1. On The Jellicoe Road by Melina Marchetta – Really is anyone surprised that this is up top of my list? Any of my followers or anyone who looks at my TTT often knows this book makes it way to the top of quite a few of my lists.

2. Wuthering Heights by Emily Bronte – Great, great book. Gives you more ‘rough’ characters.

3. Thirteen Reasons Why by Jay Asher – Gives you a perspective and development of a character that is actually no longer around and those who helped make it so.

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4. The Fault In Our Stars by John Green – Do I really need to give reasons as to why I am putting this on the list?

5. If I Stay by Gayle Forman – All character development. Does she want to continue or does she just want to let go.

6. The Secret Garden by Frances Hodgson Burnett – Mary goes through much growth and development in this book.

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7. The Returned by Jason Mott – Though works around people returning to the dead, I believe its character driven in the sense that its about the characters finding solace.

8. Pride and Prejudice by Jane Austen – I love this book.

9. Where She Went by Gayle Forman – I feel like I am cheating a bit by putting this book on here but it still fits the theme.

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Aaannnnddd I don’t think I can actually think of a 10th book. So as usual share your lists, I am really interesting in this weeks theme so give me!

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Top Ten Tuesday – Hard Books

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Top Ten Tuesday is a meme created over at Broke and the Bookish where every Tuesday, Top Ten things of anything are listed. Todays Top Ten things are:

Top Ten Books That Were Hard To Read For Various Reasons

I am going to try and not just include books that were boring as hell in this, but I suppose we shall see how I go.

1. The Hangman’s Replacement by Taona Dumisani Chiveneko – This book wins first place because I am still reading. I received this book for review (I think I won it on goodreads actually) forever ago and I havent done it yet. The start was interesting enough then it switched character perspectives and the interesting yet kind of confusing and strange plot just became dull and difficult.

2. A Game Of Thrones by George R.R. Martin – I liked the book it was just so dense it took me months to get through. Very hard read.

3. If I Should Die Before I Wake by Michelle Morris – I found this one hard to get through because of the strong/disturbing content, and the main character frustrated the hell out of me.

4. Dead Until Dark by Charlaine Harris – So so so boring. The first 5 times I tried reading this book I could not get past the first 20 pages.

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5. Deadly Lode by Randall Reneau – This was based around a lot of content that I had no knowledge or really interest in and that will always make a book hard to get through.

6. The Witching Hour by Anne Rice – This book was hard on two levels. The first 2/3 of this book were so boring but once I got past that section of it I cried my eyes out because it was so sad. I haven’t been able to continue the rest of the series yet.

7. Passion by Lauren Kate – So hard to get through. Contained 3 bits of information that was actually needed in the book that you had to get but the rest of it was just so dull. The only thing that kept me going was the hope would be better.

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8. The Truth of the Matter by Andrew Klavan – I have never wanted a main character to die so much in all my life. This whole series is a blow off.

9. The Miserable Mill by Lemony Snicket – I found this one hard because it is the book between when things finally kind of start happening and the end of what I loved so much from the first three. It didn’t bring anything new to the table at all.

10. Northanger Abbey by Jane Austen – Pretty much any old style book really, I find the writing style hard to get into in the beginning until I get used to it.

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Top Ten Tuesday – Characters Who I Loathe

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Top Ten Tuesday is a meme created over at Broke and the Bookish where every Tuesday, Top Ten things of anything are listed. Todays Top Ten things are:

Top Ten Characters Who I Loathe

  1. Number one spot is a combo because it is them together which I hate the most. Carla and her father from If I Should Die Before I Wake. I hate her father because he is everything that is wrong in our society today, and it was his actions that made Carla the person I hate the most.
  2. This special spot goes to Caleb from Insurgent. His actions in that book made me, and I will quote from my review here, “I wanted to ripped his eyes out and peel his skin from his body, one little bit at a time. While he was a awake and feel all this happening.”
  3. Joffrey from A Game of Thrones. I hated him more in the series, but god, do I hate this character. There was much wishing for pain and eventual death.
  4. Spot number four goes to The Inquisitor from City of Ashes. It didn’t take many encounters with this woman for the mere mention of her name to send me into a rage and feel deep seated hatred.
  5. Wanda’s own personal Seeker from The Host. Even though we find out it wasn’t the soul or seeker who we knew for most the book, but actually the human she had inside her head, but god I hated that character. She was just so damn annoying.
  6. Bill from Dead Until Dark. Such a dud that we are doomed to live with forever. So boring, no redeeming anythings.
  7. Charlie from The Last Thing I Remember. I think he is the first character I have hated this much just because he is so ‘perfect.’ God I want him to fail.
  8. Trask from The Forgotten War. How dare he mare one of my beloved characters!
  9. & 10. go to Eric and Jeanine from Divergent. They both cause so much trouble and I was so happy when they were finally dead.