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Tag Thursday - The Summer Book Tag

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I am back with another Tag Thursday post! This week I decided to do The Summer Book Tag. This tag was created by misskaelyn on YouTube. You can check out her video here.

Basically, there is a set of questions and you select a book that goes along with that question.

1. What book cover makes you think of summer?

For me, the cover of Ask the Passengers by A.S. King makes me think of summer. The way the sun is reflecting in the photo and the colours just remind me of a warm summer night.

2. What book has brightened your day?

I know that Jesse Andrews' book deals with a "dying girl" as shown in the Me and Earl and the Dying Girl title, but it was just a funny, witty book that cheered me up. The book is written as though the main character wrote it and it was a refreshing change of pace that helped this book make me feel better.

3. Find a book cover with yellow on it.

Ta-da! Yellow! I have a few books with yellow on the cover, but I thought I would pick Fixing Deli…

Top 5 Wednesday - Books That Made Me Cry

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I am back with another Top 5 Wednesday! If you want to check it out, you can go to the Goodreads group and read more about it.

This weeks topic is the top 5 books that made you cry.

Ok, I have a confession to make.

I have never once cried in a book.
That's right, not even once!
I don't know if that is an accomplishment or not, but frankly, I am not really a crier. So, I guess this week will be "top 5 books that ALMOST made me cry/made me feel emotional"
Let's get started then...
5. Mockingjay
Ok, before you mock, (ha, get it mock, mockingjay, no, okay...) no I did not cry during Mockingjay by Suzanne Collins. I came pretty close though. Especially that ending. I was an emotional basket case. You have to know though, that this was my first dystopian and the final book not only ended my love of the trilogy, but also a new chapter of my life in the dystopian genre. Too cheesy? Too bad!

4. Thirteen Reasons Why
I read Thirteen Reasons Why by Jay Asher over a y…

TBR Tuesday - Slide by Jill Hathaway

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I am back with another TBR Tuesday! Basically, this is where I tell you what I am reading, and how I am liking it.

Last night, I started Slide by Jill Hathaway and am around halfway done.

Here is the synopsis, so you get an idea of what the book is about"

Vee Bell is certain of one irrefutable truth--her sister's friend Sophie didn't kill herself. She was murdered.

Vee knows this because she was there. Everyone believes Vee is narcoleptic, but she doesn't actually fall asleep during these episodes: When she passes out, she slides into somebody else's mind and experiences the world through that person's eyes. She's slid into her sister as she cheated on a math test, into a teacher sneaking a drink before class. She learned the worst about a supposed "friend" when she slid into her during a school dance. But nothing could have prepared Vee for what happens one October night when she slides into the mind of someone holding a bloody kni…

Monday Reviews - Attachments by Rainbow Rowell

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I am back with yet another Monday Reviews! I can kind of not believe that I have been able to keep this up for this long!

This week, I am reviewing Attachments by Rainbow Rowell. If you have been here for a while, you will know that I have become a little bit of a Rainbow Rowell fan! I read all of her books this year, including Eleanor and Park, Fangirl, Landline, and most recently, Attachments.

I really enjoyed Attachments. It was a smart, funny and beautifully crafted story about love, without being cliche or overbearing.

Before I get to my full review, a synopsis for those who are unfamiliar with the book.

"Hi, I'm the guy who reads your e-mail, and also, I love you . . . "

Beth Fremont and Jennifer Scribner-Snyder know that somebody is monitoring their work e-mail. (Everybody in the newsroom knows. It's company policy.) But they can't quite bring themselves to take it seriously. They go on sending each other endless and endlessly hilarious e-mai…

Tag Thursday - Book Cake Tag

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I am back again with another Tag Thursday! This week, I am doing the Book Cake Tag created by suddenlylorna over on YouTube. Go check out her original video here!

Okay, so onto the tag! Basically, you have a list of ingredients and you match a book to each ingredient to make your cake.

Flour Alright so the first ingredient is self flour rising. This represents a book that started slow but got better  in the end. For me, I would say that the best book for this was Looking for Alaska by John Green. I thought that the "before" sections of this book were a little slow, but as you get closer to the "after" sections, it picks up and gets a lot better.
Butter The next ingredient is butter. The book that represents butter is a book filled with richness, whether that be in the plot, characters, themes, etc. I think that this book would have to be Eleanor and Park by Rainbow Rowell. This book was just so well laid out and really well written. Rowell made the …

Top 5 Wednesday - Books I Wish I Read Earlier

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I am back with another Top 5 Wednesday! If you want to check it out, you can go to the Goodreads group and read more about it.

This weeks topic is top 5 books you wish you had read earlier. Right away, quite a few books come to mind. Let's get into the list!

5. Paper TownsI remember that once I finished TFiOS by John Green a few years ago, I asked the friend who had recommended it to me if she had read any other John Green books and what she thought of them. She hadn't read anything else by him and to be perfectly honest, I hadn't loved TFiOS so I didn't see the need to run out and read Paper Townsor Looking for Alaska. A few years later, I finally picked up Paper Towns by John Green and LOVED it! I was kicking myself for not picking it up sooner.

4. CinderCinder by Marissa Meyer is a book that I feel like most YA readers own. Maybe not read, but own. You can get it for cheap on Book Outlet and the premise is fairly intriguing. For me, this was a major cove…

TBR Tuesday - Graffiti Moon

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I am back with another TBR Tuesday, where I share the book that I am currently reading, and if I am not reading anything, I pull one from my TBR Jar.

Today, I am reading Graffiti Moon by Cath Crowley. I just actually started it last night, after finishing Side Effects May Vary by Julia Murphy, and I am 20 pages in.

So far I would say that it is okay, but again, I am only 20 pages in. Basically, it is about this girl who wants to meet this famous spray-painting artist, but he's always on the move, and she thinks that if she can meet him, he will fall for her.

I bought this book off of Book Outlet, and I thought it would be a funny, epic story, similar to John Green's Paper Towns.

Monday Reviews - Me and Earl and the Dying Girl by Jesse Andrews

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I am back with another Monday Reviews! This week I am reviewing Me and Earl and the Dying Girl by Jesse Andrews which I am now going to call MAEATDG because that title is a hand cramp to type out.

I really enjoyed this book and how it wasn't your typical cancer story. The book was more focused on high school and social problems than it was cancer.

As usual, let's start with the synopsis:

Greg Gaines is the last master of high school espionage, able to disappear at will into any social environment. He has only one friend, Earl, and together they spend their time making movies, their own incomprehensible versions of Coppola and Herzog cult classics.

Until Greg’s mother forces him to rekindle his childhood friendship with Rachel.

Rachel has been diagnosed with leukemia—-cue extreme adolescent awkwardness—-but a parental mandate has been issued and must be obeyed. When Rachel stops treatment, Greg and Earl decide the thing to do is to make a film for her, which turns …

Tag Thursday - Book Buying Habits

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I am back once again with another Tag Thursday! This week is my Book Buying Habits tag, created by Regular Reads, and as always, you can check out the original video here.

1. Where do you buy your books from? 
I buy most of my books online, either from Indigo or and occasionally Book Outlet. Most of the time it is cheaper to buy books online than it is in stores, and I usually spend enough to get free shipping. I will occasionally go to a Chapters/Indigo physical store, but the nearest one is a good 30 minute drive from where I live.
2. Do you ever preorders book and if so do you do this in store or online?
I do preorder books, depending on the book. For example, Four: A Divergent Collection by Veronica Roth was on preorder as soon as I could get it, but if its some other book that I am interested in but don't necessarily need right when it comes out, I won't preorder it. I usually preorder online, but in the past I have preordered in stores, because I wa…

Top 5 Wednesday - Cover Buys

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I am back with another Top 5 Wednesday! If you want to check it out, you can go to the Goodreads group and read more about it.

This week's topic is top 5 cover buys, or books you bought based on the cover. Now, I try not to judge a book by its cover, but there are a few books that I just had to get because the cover intrigued me.

5. CinderCinder by Marissa Meyer was one of those books  that had an amazing cover but I never really felt interested in the story. I had never read a fairy-tale retelling when I bought this book, but after reading it, I want to go out and get the other books.
It has such a gorgeous and simple cover. In person, it has an almost semi-gloss finish that is super smooth.

4. Rebel BelleRebel Belle by Rachel Hawkins is a book I knew very little about, and if I am being perfectly honest, I didn't seem that interested in the story. 
However, I could not pass up the cover. It just had a unique styling with the dagger and the necklace. It really stood…