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Friday, December 8, 2017

Friday 50/50: Newest/Oldest Book You Own

50/50 Friday is a new weekly link-up hosted by Carrie @ The Butterfly Reader and Laura @ Blue Eye Books.  Every week they have a new topic featuring two sides of the same coin - you share a book that suits each category and link up on the hosts' blogs.


No Friday 56 this week. I'm still reading the same books, and I want to wait to share the books I haven't started yet for when I actually start reading them.

Oldest:
I've had this book since I believe 8th grade.

















Newest:
I got these books all at the same time.
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Tuesday, December 5, 2017

Top Ten Tuesday: Ten Bookish Settings I'd Love to Visit

Top Ten Tuesday is an original feature/weekly meme created by The Broke and the Bookish.
To take part, just pick your top ten, and add the link here.


The problem here is, most of my favorite bookish settings and the worlds they are set in, I would die almost instantly if I were to go there. The list is in no particular order.


Hobbiton, Middle Earth - I really want to live in Hobbiton. I'd settle for a vacation home there.

Hogsmeade Harry Potter books - This seems like a safe bet, it's the only all-wizard village mentioned in the series, I think. 

Oz,  L. Frank Baum World of Oz - Now I haven't read the book since probably 4th grade, and I don't remember if I ever finished it. BUT! I would still like to visit.

Fantasia, Neverending Story - As long as that terrifying wolf G'Mork is nowhere to be found, I want to visit Fantasia and hang out with Falcor. 

Earth Nation, Avatar Last Airbender comics -  Maybe this is cheating, but I don't care. Comics count as books, fight me. I want to see a Rabaroo up close.
Fairfold, Darkest Part of the Forest by Holly Black  - A small town that exists next to a forest of Fae. Although it could be dangerous because Fae like to mess with people.

Narnia - Because it's Narnia. And there are so many places the movies didn't get to explore that the books did. I want to see all of Narnia.

Eretz, Daughter of Smoke and Bone - I really need to re-read this series. But from what I remember the world there sounds amazing and I want to see it.

London Institue, Shadowhunter books - I don't recall if it was mentioned in any other series other than Infernal Devices, but I'd still like to go there. Just to see the Library at the very least.

Ravka, Grisha series - Another world that just sounds beautiful and amazing. Although this is one world that I have the highest chance of dying if I were to go there.

Sunday, December 3, 2017

Music Monday: Postmodern Jukebox

Happy Monday everyone and welcome to Music Monday! This weekly meme was created by Lauren @Always Me. Let's share some songs we've been enjoying lately! If you would like to play and I really hope you do, please see the rules and link up







Thursday, November 30, 2017

Friday 56 and Book Beginnings: The Girl in the Tower (The Winternight Trilogy #2) by Katherine Arden || Friday 50/50: Favorite/Least Favorite Book Read in November

This is a weekly meme hosted by Freda's Voice
These are the rules:
1. Grab a book, any book.
2. Turn to page 56, or 56% on your eReader.
3. Find any sentence (or a few, just don't spoil it) that grabs you.
4. Post it.
5. Add the URL to your post in the link on Freda's most recent Friday 56 post.

Please join us over at RoseCityReader every Friday to share the first sentence (or so) of the book you are reading, along with your initial thoughts about the sentence, impressions of the book, or anything else the opener inspires. Please remember to include the title of the book and the author’s name.


I've been MIA for a while. Been really busy and a tad stressed. But I'm better now. YAY for a little extra sleep.
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Synopsis:
Orphaned and cast out as a witch by her village, Vasya’s options are few: resign herself to life in a convent, or allow her older sister to make her a match with a Moscovite prince. Both doom her to life in a tower, cut off from the vast world she longs to explore. So instead she chooses adventure, disguising herself as a boy and riding her horse into the woods. When a battle with some bandits who have been terrorizing the countryside earns her the admiration of the Grand Prince of Moscow, she must carefully guard the secret of her gender to remain in his good graces—even as she realizes his kingdom is under threat from mysterious forces only she will be able to stop.



Book Beginning:
A girl rode a bay horse through a forest late at night. This forest had no name. It lay far from Moscow-- far from anything-- and the only sound was the snow's silence and the rattle of frozen trees.

My 56:
Outside the prince of Serpukhov's gates, the city was just stirring, The sound and smell of frying cakes laced with morning silence. A group of small boys were playing on a snow-slide in the violet dawn, before the bigger boys came to sweep them aside.



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50/50 Friday is a new weekly link-up hosted by Carrie @ The Butterfly Reader and Laura @ Blue Eye Books.  Every week they have a new topic featuring two sides of the same coin - you share a book that suits each category and link up on the hosts' blogs.

Favorite/Least Favorite Book Read in November
Cover linked to review

Favorite

Least

Tuesday, November 28, 2017

Top Ten Tuesday: Ten Books On My Winter TBR

Top Ten Tuesday is an original feature/weekly meme created by The Broke and the Bookish.
To take part, just pick your top ten, and add the link here.
I've been really slacking on my blog lately. Busy with life stuff, playing Cat Quest, and catching up on my TV shows. This list is going to be a little random, and not in any order. Books link to Goodreads page.


Monday, November 27, 2017

Music Monday: Remixes

Happy Monday everyone and welcome to Music Monday! This weekly meme was created by Lauren @Always Me. Let's share some songs we've been enjoying lately! If you would like to play and I really hope you do, please see the rules and link up

Not sure what these really classify as, but whatever. When I wasn't playing Cat Quest (great and adorable game, you should check it out. It's on sale right now on Steam) this past week, I was listening to this channel.