Top Ten Tuesday 11/26/13

Tuesday, November 26, 2013
Hi everyone, happy early Thanksgiving! For this topic, I decided that as a reader, I should thank authors for all they do for me. So these are the Top Ten Authors I want to thank.
November 26: Top Ten Authors I Want To Thank

Thank you, John Green, for being not only a spectacular author, but for being my role model. Thank you for reminding me to embrace my nerdiness, reminding me to DFTBA, and for showing me that one can be an intellectual and still draw on their face with Sharpie. Thank you for your novels, and also for Vlogbrothers. Also, thanks for breaking my heart into a million trillion pieces with The Fault in Our Stars. The mark you left on me, was a scar. ;)

Thank you, Cassandra Clare, for writing my favorite books in the world. Thank you for making such a unique and captivating world which I love losing myself in. Thank you for creating characters that I love with all my heart, and for writing books that I can hide in when the world outside gets to be too much. Thank you for making me laugh out loud with Jace's wisecracks, and Magnus Bane's fabulousness. Thank you for helping me find my home, Idris.

Thank you, Marie Lu, for Day. And June. And Tess, and Anden, and Metias, and everyone. Thank you for telling me to walk in the light, for telling me to take life one day at a time. Thank you for writing stories that I invested all of my emotions in. Thank you for reminding me of the true meaning of sacrifice, and thank you for all the awesomeness that is New Antarctica. Thank you for leaving me with battle wounds and making me stronger after suffering many tears at the hands of Prodigy and Champion. Thank you for making books I love so much that I must wear a paperclip ring at all times. Thank you for writing a trilogy I wish wouldn't have ended. Thank you for showing me that love will always find it's way back home. 

Thank you, Veronica Roth, for showing me that there are books that can stand next to The Hunger Games. Thank you for writing a novel that takes place in Chicago. Thank you for the strong, and sacrificing Tris. Thank you for writing characters that were so easy to love, and so hard to say goodbye to. Thank you for inspiring young writers. Thank you for factions, and for a new way to identify ourselves. Thank you for lessons in risk-taking, intelligence, kindness, honesty, and selflessness, and saying that you can't have one, but must have all of those qualities. Thank you for reminding me to be brave.

Sorry guys, I know that's only four authors, but I picked the cream of the crop. :)

But truly, to any author whose book I have ever read: Thank you.

Which authors are you thankful for? Let me know down below and link your own TTT's for me to read! Until next time! :)

Liebster Award!

Friday, November 8, 2013
Hi everyone!

I was nominated for the Liebster award, and I'm so excited!

The Liebster award is away for blogs with less than 200 followers to gain more of an audience, and means dearest, which is so sweet. :)

The rules are: 
Link back the blogger that tagged you
Nominate 10 others and answer the questions of the one who tagged you
Ask 10 questions for the blogger you nominate
Let your nominees know of their award

So let's get started!

Thank you and BIG HUGS to Kyendwarrior over at Eternity Through Pages! You're the best. :)

On to the questions:

1.  *Poof!* A genie appeared in front of you!  He can grant you three wishes- but they must all be wishes related to books! What three things would you wish for?
First wish: I am a teenager, and so I live with my parents. And by their rules. One of those such rules is extreme restrictions on what I can and can't read. Example: Harry Potter. My first wish would be to be free of these restrictions, so I could read whatever I wanted to.

Second wish: I lived in a bookstore that was regulated. It would still be restocked frequently with books and Starbucks. I'm all good. Plus there's free wi-fi!

Third wish: FICTIONAL UNIVERSES AND CHARACTERS WOULD BE REAL. Come on. Which bibliophile in their right mind would not wish for that! I'm just waiting for Jace to show up in my room and tell me I'm a Shadowhunter. It would be so amazing.

2.  What book (s) do you wish more people knew about?
I generally read mainstream books, so this is one I have to think about.

I think that if I only had to pick one series, it would be the Half Upon A Time trilogy by James Riley. It's a fractured fairy tale that's so much fun and so adventurous, yet ties in our favorite childhood stories in so well, and it's upsetting that more people haven't read it.

3.  Favorite authors and favorite books from said authors?
My favorite authors and books by them:

John Green- The Fault in Our Stars
Cassandra Clare- The Mortal Instruments series
Veronica Roth- Divergent trilogy
Suzanne Collins- The Hunger Games trilogy
Lauren Oliver- Delirium trilogy
Marie Lu- Legend trilogy
Rick Riordan- Percy Jackson and the Olympians series
Markus Zusak- The Book Thief

Wow. That was a lot.

4.  Any books you wish had a sequel?  How about books that you wish were stand-alones?  Why?
Okay, I'm going to name one trilogy that was mentioned above, because it fits into both categories.

The Delirium trilogy by Lauren Oliver.

The last books ending was not my kind of ending. It was the ending that didn't tell you how things turned out, and left things in the middle of chaos. I would be extremely happy if there was a fourth book made, or at least some sort of epilogue.

If not, I would rather that she kept Delirium as one book. I loved book two, and there are worse books than the last one, but I think it would have been more powerful if it was ended the way it was, and kept that way.

5.  What do you think of multiple point-of-view novels? 
I enjoy them very much, as long as there aren't too many people talking, and the voices don't sound identical. I think it's a fun and unique way to get inside more than one person's head.

6.  First book character crush?
Um, I've been obsessed with books since childhood, but I'll say that I first became an outspoken book lover when I read The Hunger Games. I gotta say Peeta Mellark.

7.  Favorite classical novels?
I haven't read that many, but I guess Fahrenheit 451 by Ray Bradbury. It was very deep and well written, and I enjoyed it very much.

8.  What was the first book that sparked your book-lovin' soul?
As I said in question six, I've loved books since before I could read, but the books which got me obsessive and books being my only focus is The Hunger Games by Suzanne Collins.

9.  Favorite genres?
Fantasy, Dystopian, and Romance.

10.  Favorite childhood books?
In terms of picture books, I have the fondest memories of the Madeline series by Ludwig Bemelmans and the Dick and Jane readers that taught me how to read. If chapter books, it would be the Dish series by Diane Muldrow.

I nominate:
Pam and Sheri from [YA]Escape From Reality
Caitlin from Book Love
Alice from Alice in Readerland
Stephanie from Love. Life. Read.
Kerri from Turn The Page Reviews
Alyssa from Diary of a Book Maniac
Rachel from The Big Book Binge


(I know it's not ten blogs, but most of the blogs I follow have over 200 followers).

Questions for my nominees:

1. What book do you think is the most over-hyped and why?
2. Do you consider yourself a fangirl?
3. Who is your book boyfriend?
4. When did you start to love books?
5. Library or bookstore?
6. Do you have a preference between E-Readers, paperbacks, and hardcovers? Which is it?
7. Where do you love to read the most?
8. What is your all time favorite book/series?
9. If (insert favorite female character name here) and (insert favorite male character name here) were both falling off a cliff, who would you save?
10. What is the most disappointing last book in a series/trilogy that you've ever read?

That's all! I hope you guys enjoyed my post and THANK YOU again to Kyendwarrior! :D

November TBR List

Sunday, November 3, 2013
Hello everyone, and happy November! It's time for my November TBR!

Allegiant (Divergent #3) by Veronica Roth
I'm currently reading this, but I'm not done yet, so I guess it automatically transfers here. So far, I'm scared. I got spoiled by my friends and I don't want to read ahead because of it but I'm going to BE BRAVE!

Scarlet (The Lunar Chronicles #2) by Marissa Meyer
I finished book one of The Lunar Chronicles, Cinder, last month and adored it wholeheartedly. After that ending, I just KNOW that I need book two. NOW.

Fangirl by Rainbow Rowell
I've been looking forward to this book for quite a while, and now it's in my possession! I plan on devouring this book, which seems like my autobiography! ;)

Champion (Legend #3) by Marie Lu
All I'll say: 2 MORE DAYS. I'm nervously anticipating this book's release because, I'm terrified as to what that wicked author is going to do! She CRIED when she wrote it! What does that mean? AUGH.

The Darkest Minds (The Darkest Minds #1) by Alexandra Bracken
About a thousand people have told me that I NEED to read this book. It sounds extremely intriguing, and BookTube is in love with it as well, so I want to pick it up!

The Last Olympian (Percy Jackson and the Olympians #5) by Rick Riordan
I'm so excited for this last book! Once I finish, I can start the Heroes of Olympus series, and join in the fandom in all it's misery! :D

That's my TBR for the month! What's yours? In the comments, tell me what you want to read this month. Tell me if we have any books in common, or if you've read any of these and what you thought of them! Thanks!

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