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The Secret Diamond Sister’s Tag

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Hello Readers!!

Besides my post today regarding Infinite Limits, I’m going to be doing a tag today that I saw on The Secret Diamond Sister’s street team on Facebook. This tag was Created by Next Page Please!

All you have to do is answer the questions based on each sister then do some tagging!!
The Secret Diamond Sister Book Tag

Created by Next Page Please!

Savannah:
Glitter and Sparkles? Duh, of course!
First thing you would buy with a BlaAmEx (Black American Express).. eek, maybe an apartment?
What color would you die your hair? Purple (at least again… yes I’ve had purple hair before).
One word to describe your feelings toward volleyball. Fun
Nick or Damien? Nick, OBVIOUSLY!!

Courtney:
Favorite book? Top 3, because I can’t narrow that down.. Small Circles, Fragile Facade, Ignite
Which charity/foundation would you donate/volunteer to? Children with Hair Loss, any no kill animal shelter.
Dream vacation? Egypt
Dream university/college? Too late (already went, lol).
What color are you favorite pair of flip-flops? Brown

Peyton:
Favorite “Bad Boy” (or villain) book character? Er… I CAN’T THINK OF ANY!!
Worst thing you’ve ever done to a book? Dog eared a page to keep my place ( don’t worry, I use bookmarks now).
How long will it take you to wake up in the morning? Five minutes.
Favorite type of coffee? Plain coffee with flavored coffeemaker (vanilla).
What are you doing at 1 in the morning? Sleeping, lol

I hope you enjoyed this post!!
Oh and I’ll be tagging those on the #10InfiniteWeeks blog tour!!


Good Reads Challenge

Hello Readers!!

This post is somewhat inspired by The Writing Hufflepuffs “End of the Year to Read List” post. She writes about being almost done with her Goodreads Reading Challenge as well as writing about what books she would like to read before the year ends. I am going to be talking about the books I would like to read for the rest of the year, but also let all of you know what books I have read so far this year for my Goodreads Challenge. So here goes!!!

Goodreads Reading Challenge 2014

So far I have had such an AMAZING and FANTASTIC year of reading. Overall the books I read were rated 4-5 out of 5 stars. So far this year I have read 39 out of 50 books, so I am crossing my fingers that I will be able to complete my reading challenge this year.

Will Grayson WIll GraysonLet it SnowThirteen Reasons WhyThe Perks of Being a Wallfower

The NeighboursThe Beginning of EverythingThe GiverIgnite

All the Truth That's in MeFaking NormalDrawing AmandaWait for Me

 The Whispers of the FallenThe Whispers of the Fallen RebellionWhere She WentIf I Stay

The 5th WaveThe Secret Diamond SistersThe Maze Runner

The Darkest MindsIn TimeNever Fade

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Gone GirlSharp Objects

Small CirclesThree SixtyCity of Heavenly Fire

Wait for YouBe with MeStay with Me

Lux BeginningsLux ConsequencesOpposition


Here are the books I would like to read for the rest of the year:

Branded by Abi Ketner and Missy Kalicicki

Clicks by Amy Evans

The Gemstone by Sarena Nanua and Sasha Nanua

Diamonds in the Rough by Michelle Madow

Infinite Limits by Megan Duke

The Infinite Sea by Rick Yancey

Vision by Lisa Amowitz

In the Afterlight by Alexandra Bracken

ARV-3 and Sanctum by Cameo Renae

Salt by Danielle Ellison

Losing It by Cora Carmack

Frigid by J. Lynn

Indelible by Dawn Metcalf

The Murder Complex by Lindsay Cummings

Have you started your own Goodreads Reading Challenge? If you haven’t you should definitly do it! It’s fun seeing how many books you have read throughout the year!

Happy Reading!


Creatures of the Night Tag!!

Hello Readers!!!!

I was tagged by AnaLoves to do the Creatures of the Night Book Tag started by BookTuber Katytastic. For this tag, there is a list of creatures and you have to pick a book that includes a creature from that list.

Vampire

So yes, I am ashamed to say (sorry for those fans of this series, I was originally a fun, but not anymore), the book that included vampires would be the Twilight series by Stephanie Meyer. This series is about a girl named Bella Swan who moves to the town of Forks, Washington, where she meets the mysterious Edward Cullen. Upon arriving to Forks, strange things start to happen and Bella finds out that Edward Cullen and his “family” are a group of vampires. At the time I really loved the series, but I guess I began to get tired of it. I was able to read through the first three books in the series, but I was only able to get through half of the last book because I felt that one of the scenes was just dragging on and on. I did watch Breaking Dawn pt. 2, and I figured out which scene in the book that lost my interest. So at the time, it was a great series, but most likely I won’t pick up this book again.

Werewolf

So of course I have to mention The Mortal Instruments series. In this series, Clary Fray is a girl who finds out she is a part of the world of the Shadowhunters, who are beings that protect the mundane (humans) from those things that “go bump in the night”. Clary fights alongside other Shadowhunters, as well as warlocks and werewolves, such as Jordan Kyle, Maia Roberts, and Luke Garroway (aka Lucian Graymark). I loved the relationship and story between Luke and Clary’s mother Jocelyn Fray (Fairchild).

 

Zombie

I love love love any movie and tv show (Hellooo The Walking Dead!) about zombies. I read the book called The Zombie Survival Guide: A Complete Protection from The Living Dead by Max Brooks (son of comedian Mel Brooks). This was such an amazing story! If you have trouble finding a book about zombies, you HAVE to get this book. This book is divided into six different parts and includes fictional attacks throughout history. This is a full on survival guide for a would be zombie apocolypse. You are given information about what happens to someone if they are bitten, how its spread, and how to treat one that is infected. You are given information about the different types of zombies. In other chapters,  you are also given infomation on how to defend yourself against a zombie attack (both in weaponry and combat), as well as how to be safe and how to survive living in a world with the living dead. The other zombie book by Max Brooks was World War Z. This is VERY different from the movie with Brad Pitt, so definitely read the book! World War Z is a novel about varying accounts throughout history involving cases involving the zombie plague.

Ghost

Well this is going to be a VERY short entry. I have yet to read (or maybe recall) any books that have a significant character that is a ghost. So if any of you have any suggestions for books with ghosts I would love to hear them!!!

Witch/Warlock/Spellcaster

I am pretty sure like everyone else, I am going to choose the Harry Potter series. Witches and Wizards are the main characters throughout this amazing series. I have been a fan of this series since it came out when I was in sixth grade. This series has been with me from elementary school to beyond high school. I think that if a series is able to stick with someone for that long, you know it is an amazing series. If you haven’t read this series, you really have to!!!

Fairy/Fae

Booooo!!! This is another very short entry. I don’t think I have read any books that have fairies in it. I mean maybe I would include the Seelie Queen from The Mortal Instruments series, but she wasn’t a MAJOR character in the series. Again, if you have any suggestions, I would love to hear them!!!

Demon

For this category I will be picking the Daughters of the Moon series by Lynne Ewing. O-M-G! This was such a great series that I read back in high school. This series is about a group of high school girls who each have special powers given to them from the Goddess of the Moon to help them in their fight against an ancient demon. This series was completely addicting! I was able to become completely engrossed in these stories. I loved how each time one of the girls was about to fight evil they would dress like they were truly a goddess of the moon. I always thought that what they wore would make great costumes! Anyone who reads this series could easily relate to the characters.

Angel

For this category I am going to go with The Whispers of the Fallen series by JD Netto. This book involves fallen angels and demons and nonstop action. The characters in this story come across the diary of Lucifer and will do everything in their power to protect eachother. There are two books in this series so far, and I am sooo excited for the third book to come out!

Alien

I mean, OBVIOUSLY, I wonder what series I am going to pick. DUH!! It’s gotta be the Lux series by Jennifer L. Armentrout. This is the story about Katy Swartz who moves to a small town next door to a broody and oh so gorgeous neighbor Daemon Black. Katy soon finds out that Daemon and his sister are actually aliens. This was such a swoon worthy read! I loved the relationship that Katy and Daemon had with one another. At first I was back and forth on whether to read this because I was afraid it was going to be similar to Twilight series. Boy was I wrong! Sidenote, the credit for me reading this series goes to Ana from Analoves for raving about this book. I was oh so glad to have read it! So that means you must read it too!!

Superpowered human

For this category, I would have to pick the Talented saga by Sophie Davis. Speaking of an addicting read! I loved the backstory with how the characters became who they were (how they ended up with certain powers-like light manipulation, mind reading, morphing). I loved the main character Talia Lyons AND Eric Kelly. I loved the way in which Sophie Davis described the characters eye color, it made a very unique way to remember the characters. There are 4 books in the series right now, plus a side story and a novella. There will be a 5th story, but we have to wait, sadly… Definitely check out this series!!!!

I had a lot of fun doing this tag!! Be sure to check out any of the books I put in this tag! Thank you Ana for tagging me!!! I am going to tag     Readwritelove28, Megan Duke, Shelly from fangirlsbookcase and Alluring Tales

 

 


Sisterhood of the World Bloggers Award!!!!

sisterhood of the world bloggersThank you so much The Writing Hufflepuff for nominating me for this award!!!

Heres what you have to do:

Thank the blogger who nominated you, linking back to their site.
Put the award logo on your blog.
Answer the ten questions they’ve set you.
Make up ten new questions for your nominees to answer.
Nominate ten people.

Here are my questions:

What’s your spirit Pokémon? If you’re not a Pokémon fan: what’s your spirit magical creature?

errrr… I don’t know what a spirit Pokémon is, and I don’t know what a spirit magical creature lol

If you could be in any Disney movie, which one? What would your role be? Would you sing? What’s your songs name?

hmmm… I would say either Aladdin. I would be Jasmine from Aladdin because she was my favorite Disney character and she had a freaking pet tiger. No, I would NOT sing 🙂

If you could go to any city, don’t think about money and all that, where would you go and why?

I would go to London again, I absolutely loved it there and I would love to see more places.

Do you have a favorite Youtuber? If so, share one of your favorite videos of theirs.

Picking my favorite Youtuber is going to be very hard… so I’m going to pick my top 3 I guess:

favorite hair tutorials: Luxy Hair

favorite booktubers: abookutopia Benjaminoftomes  and Justine Vandale

Tea with or without cookies?

When I used to drink tea, yes, definitely with cookies.

If you were a teacher, what kind of teacher would you be?

If you mean what grade, I would be a 2nd or a 5th grade teacher (I know its a huge difference)

What kind of movies do you like?

I like any kind of movie really… thriller, mystery, romance, comedy, black and white movies (namely Alfred Hitchcock movies and Audrey Hepburn movies), pixar movies (don’t judge), etc.

Is there a song that feels like it’s about you?

er, none that I can think of right off the bat. 😦

Do you like to reread books?

heck yes, it gives you a chance to see things you may have missed before.

A tv show or film you always watch when you feel down?

Stuck in Love, anddddd… I have no idea 😦

 

Here are my questions!!!

What are your top 5 favorite bloggers?

 

If you could be an author, what book genre would want to write about?

 

What would your dream cast be of your favorite book or series be?

 

Is there a book or series that you could change the ending to? and Why?

 

If you were given a gift card to buy books, would you buy the books for yourself or would you donate the books that you buy instead?

 

Who have been your favorite authors to meet?

 

Independent books or bestseller books?

 

Favorite book to movie adaptation?

 

YA or NA? why?

 

What are your favorite book quotes?

 

Here are my nominations:

FangirlsBookcase

The Readist

wordsweheart

Alluring Tales

Brianna’s Bookish Confessions

Book Sense

novelstosong

Readwritelove28

Let the Ink Run Free

Ana Loves

The Book Lioness


“10 books that mean something to you” challenge

TEN BOOKS THAT MEAN SOMETHING TO YOU CHALLENGE

I came across this challenge after finding out about it on Caught Read Handed‘s page. Even  though I wasn’t technically challenged to do this, I thought it would be fun to do.

So here it is:

“List 10 books that have stayed with you in some way, and tag 10 people to do the same. Don’t over think it. They don’t have to be the ‘right’ books or great works of literature, just books that have influenced you in some way. Then tag 10 friends plus me so I can see your list.”

Here are the ten people I’m tagging:

1. Lily Paradis

2. FangirlsBookcase

3. Ana.Loves

4. Justine

5. JD Netto

 6. Megan Duke

 7. Alluring Tales

8. Alea

9. Unquenchablereads

10. GenGen’s Book Blog

* Caught Read Handed

My top ten books:

1. Time Cat by Lloyd Alexander (sorry to my most recently read books… this book made me fall in love with Egypt, and who doesn’t love a time traveling cat..I read this in 3rd grade, and I still have the copy with me)

2. Small Circles by Megan Duke

3. Faking Normal by Courtney C. Stevens

4. Thirteen Reasons Why by Jay Asher

5. The Perks of Being a Wallflower by Stephen Chbosky

6. The Beginning of Everything by Robyn Schneider

7. Ignite by Lily Paradis

8. Will Grayson, Will Grayson by John Green

9. Divergent Series by Veronica Roth

10. If I Stay by Gayle Forman


#10 books in 12 Days read-a-thon!!

Hello readers!
I am going to be taking part in the read-a-thon created by bookjunkie. Simply put, starting today and ending September 1st, I am going to attempt to read 10 books in 12 days! It’s worth a try! Here is the picture of the 7 books I will try to read:

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A Discovery of Witches by Deborah Harkness
Shadow of Night by Deborah Harkness
Lux Consequences: Opal (Lux #3) and Origin (Lux #4)
Maplecroft by Cherie Priest
The Scorch Trials (The Maze Runner #2) by James Dasher
The Death Cure (The Maze Runner #3) by James Dasher
Small Circles by Megan Duke

I know I only have 7 books, but hey, I’m at least trying. I will be updating as much as I can with my reading progress. Definitely join in!! And remember:
Happy Reading!


The Liebster Award

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I was nominated by http://analoves.com.com for the Liebster Award. I can’t thank you enough for doing this. I have met/talked to the nicest people and I am so happy that I have fallen in love with reading again.

About the Award:

“The Liebster Award is given to up and coming bloggers who have less than 200 followers. So, what is a Liebster? The meaning: Liebster is German and means sweetest, kindest, nicest, dearest, beloved, lovely, kind, pleasant, valued, cute, endearing, and welcome. Isn’t that sweet? Blogging is about building a community and it’s a great way to connect with other bloggers and help spread the word about newer bloggers/blogs.” – (We Loved Here)

Rules:

1. Each person must post 11 things about themselves.
2. Answer the questions that the tagger set for you, plus create 11 questions for the people you tagged to answer.
3. Choose 11 people and link them in your post.
4. Go to their page and tell them.
5. No tag backs!

11 Facts About Me:
1. I LOVE cats. I’ve always grown up with cats, and I will always own a cat. (Hopefully I won’t turn into the crazy cat lady)
2. I have a masters degree in teaching, and plan to teach elementary school.
3. I love the east coast!
4. The first book I remember LOVING as a kid was called Time Cat (big surprise).
5. I love ancient Egypt (see above book).
6. I love having the chance to read books I choose to read, rather than the ones we were basically forced to read in school.
7. I really enjoy fantasy, dystopian, and contemporary novels.
8. I’ve always had a thing for quotes or lyrics (mainly because I have a hard time saying what I’m feeling, but I can pick a quote/lyric that describes EXACTLY what I’m feeling).
9. I went to my first book/author event this year (BookCon)
10. I enjoy reading (duh)
11. This is my first experience with book blogging.

I Nominate: I know I had to nominate 11, but I’m sooo new to this that I don’t know very many book blogs :-/
1.http://unquenchablereads.wordpress.com
2. http://justinevandale.blogspot.ca/?m=1
3.http://shatteredworldtogether.tumblr.com
4. http://bibliophiles-musings.tumblr.com
5.http://readitinaday.com

Questions AnaLoves Asked:
1. First book you fell in love with?
Time Cat
2. If you can take one character out of a book who would it be and why?
I honestly don’t know!! 😦
3. Favorite book cover? Least favorite?
Favorite: The 5th Wave. Least: Gone Girl
4. Favorite book to movie adaptation?
Divergent
5. One book you want to see on the big
screen?
The 5th Wave (so excited!!)
6. Favorite author?
Oh boy… It’s a tie between John Green and Cassandra Clare
7. On average how many books do you read in a month?
When I’m not working,, probably 3-4, when I am, 1-2.
8. What fandoms are you a part of?
Divergent, The Mortal Instruments, The Fault In Our Stars, The Whispers of the Fallen
9. Any book boyfriends?
Simon Lewis, Isaac (whispers of the fallen), Four (DUH), Augustus Waters
10. Favorite genre?
Dystopian, fantasy, and contemporary
11. If you can switch places with any character who would it be and why?
Cassie from the 5th wave. I say this because she fights for her family and takes care of herself and doesn’t seem to be a damsel in distress… I can’t stand when authors make the female characters sooo dependent on the male that they don’t know what to do with themselves.

My questions:
1. What book inspired you to create your blog?
2. What was your favorite book to movie adaptation? And what was your least favorite?
3. What book would you want to be adapted into a movie that hasn’t already been made?
4. Standalone, sequels, or trilogy.
5. What is one author that you have always wanted to meet but never had the chance to?
6. If you could interview a character from a story, who would it be and why?
7. What book character do you relate to the most?
8. Who are your top three bloggers?
9. If you could rewrite the ending of a book, what would it be and why?
10. What do you enjoy most about reading?
11. Who is your book boyfriend?


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