Thursday, March 21, 2013

Inside and Out tag

This tag is by Jeremy at MathomBooks, and I heard about it via the Readables!
Its called Inside and Out! Enjoy :)

Inside flap/back of the book summaries: Too much info? Or not enough? I like lots of info and a nice full summary, because really, its your choice to read the summary or not, so they may as well provide that option! So, I much prefer when there's a nice full summary, and I kinda really dislike it when there's just decorative words on the back that don't even suggest what the book is even about!!!

New book - what form do you want it in? Audiobook, E-book, Hardcover, or Paperback? Hardcover. Second choice is Paperback. I NEED to have a copy that I can hold in my hands and love and read and adore and bring with me. Hardcovers seem more sturdy and more like companions, and they can survive through a lot more, and have that majestic bookish aura that is just so insanely wonderful!

Scribble while you read? Do you like to write in your books, take notes, make comments, or do you keep your books clean? NO NO NO NO NO! I hate writing in books. Books are treasures, to be adored, to be read, to be taken on adventures, to be expressed and interacted with via the mind, not pencils. However, there is one exception: all copies of the Tales of Beedle the Bard should have a deathly hallows symbol appropriately placed at the start of the appropriate story!!!

In your best voice, read for us your favourite 1st sentence from a book. Uh.... This is kinda hard to do, but, I encourage you to go to this post and check out something I did related to one of my favourite 1st lines: http://write4porsche.blogspot.ca/2012/09/radiance-opening-line.html

Does it matter to you whether the author is male or female when you're deciding on a book? What if you're unsure of the author's gender? If I'm unsure, then whatever. The author gender doesn't matter to me, as both genders are highly capable, and both have written some of my favourite books! There is one case when I will watch the gender, and this is when it is a deep, more serious topic that affects one gender more strongly. In that case, I generally do judge those types of books on what the author gender is.

Ever read ahead? or have you ever read the last page way before you got there? Oh gosh. Yes. I'm so bad for this. I have read the last page when I barely even start the book. Often, I have to cover up the next page, or else I'll find myself reading and then sometimes skipping ahead and AHHHH I am crazy bad in terms of this.

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Organized bookshelves, or Outrageous bookshelves? How about personalized bookshelves? Organized chaos? My bookshelves are organized to my needs, though to most they wouldn't seem so, but they are how I want them, and in my mind, that means organized!

Under oath: have you ever bought a book based on the cover (alone)? I buy very few books, and so this is hard. My opinion on this, however, is actually that buying books based on the cover is viable, as the cover should be there to portray the message of the story and communicate its power to the reader! 

Take it outside to read, or stay in? Outside! I love the outdoors, so reading there is perfect! Hammocks are a prime choice, as they are awesomely awesome and practically designed for reading. However, the ultimate choice is in a tree. As high as possible. My favourite place in the whole world :)

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Monday, March 11, 2013

Top Ten Tuesday (March 12)






The Top Ten Tuesday meme originates from The Broke and The Bookish. Check it out and consider taking part too!

This meme is a weekly top-ten list category. I'll try my best to follow this weekly, so yeah! Keep checking back, and make sure to go to The Broke and The Bookish where this awesome idea is from!

March 12
Top Ten books at the top of my Spring 2013 TBR List!
  1. Ready Player One by Ernest Cline I've been super eager to read this for quite a while, and a new copy arrived at the library, and it is super insanely amazingly preciously pretty and new :)
  2. Blood Red Road by Moira Young This one has been in my bag nearly all of 2013, but I can never get myself to start, but hopefully I'll get around to it soon, as my friends all loved the book.
  3. Shine by Lauren Myracle My friend and I won a beautiful brand new copy of this from a library contest, and I am really interested to explore a piece by Lauren Myracle.
  4. Poison Study by Maria V. Snyder My friends are crazy about this series, and so I figure I kind of have to give it a shot, because I'll probably love it too. And it sounds really unique compared to the common YA trends lately.
  5. Legend by Marie Lu Like a lot of the books here, my friends say this book is amazing and a must read, and so I don't see any good reason not to read it :)
  6. Life of Pi by Yann Martel I still haven't seen the movie because I've been waiting to read the book, so I should probably get around to reading it soon :P
  7. Thirteen Reasons Why by Jay Asher This is one I am personally quite intrigued to read because I generally really cherish books that actually have deep meaning and a real message, as I am otherwise not a huge fan of modern realistic.
  8. Wintergirls by Laure Halse Anderson Same reason as above.
  9. The Archived by Victoria Schwab A fairly new release, so I'm really just waiting until my reading line up is open, and most importantly, when it comes in from the library (its on hold...)
  10. Beautiful Creatures I really want to get this one read so that I can then see the movie, sometime...
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Tuesday, March 05, 2013

Top Ten Tuesday (March 5)





The Top Ten Tuesday meme originates from The Broke and The Bookish. Check it out and consider taking part too!

This meme is a weekly top-ten list category. I'll try my best to follow this weekly, so yeah! Keep checking back, and make sure to go to The Broke and The Bookish where this awesome idea is from!

March 5
Top Ten series I'd like to start but haven't yet


  1. Poison Study by Maria V. Snyder According to my friends, these could almost be better than the Uglies series, and since that is my second favourite series of all time, I HAVE to read Poison Study. Plus, I heard there's a girl who climbs and jumps from tree to tree like Rue (via my friend @ Books to Dream).
  2. Divergent by Veronica Roth I know... GASP! I still haven't read these. They just haven't been my number one priority, and it seems there is always I book I want to read instead.
  3. Legend by Marie Lu All my friends who have Legend and Prodigy are obsessed, and I see no reason why I wouldn't be either.
  4. Mazerunner by James Dasher As I said in one of my previous Top Ten Tuesdays, I find maze and game world books to be really intriguing, so I think I'd love the Mazerunner.
  5. Ingo by Helen Dunmore My friends loved these, and I think I would too, however I'm just hoping that I didn't wait to long, because by now they might seem slightly juvenile to me, but I plan to read them anyways and see for myself.
  6. Narnia by C.S. Lewis By now these will probably be easy reads for me, but I absolutely adore the movies, and usually books are better than their movie versions, so I want to see if this is true in this case! Yay for Narnia :)
  7. Peeps by Scott Westerfeld His Uglies series was phenomenal, and so I really want to read something else he has written, but not Leviathan, so I am excited to read Peeps because it sounds really cool and suspenseful and unique and all that good stuff.
  8. Gone by Michael Grant These are supposedly really good, so I'll be sure to get around to them some time, though they aren't a top priority for me right now.
  9. The Selection by Kiera Cass Super excited for this one! The summaries sound really interesting, even though its not the type of plot I'd normally go for, but its so unique and with a really quirky twist in comparison to other similar books. Plus, I actually love the covers, even though I hate most photo covers, especially those with pretty girls in dresses.
  10. The Mother-Daughter Book Club by Heather Vogel Frederick My friends love these, and I think they would be great to read when I need a break from deep, intense stories.
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