The Candy Book Tag

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This tag was created by Bookish Serendipity. I was nominated by Books With Lucy. I love candy so I can’t wait to do this tag!

Guidelines:
  • When you are tagged, please thank the blogger who tagged you!
  • No one is obligated to participate, even if they are tagged.
  • If you decide to participate, answer the questions and then tag 5 other bloggers.
  • Please notify the people you’ve selected when they are tagged!I

1. Apples:
Ah. Healthy food. It is deep, meaningful, and probably won a lot of awards but, um, it really isn’t your thing.
Throne of Glass by Sarah J. Maas– I DNF this book. Nothing about the story held my attention long enough for me to continue reading. Overall, I was not a fan.

2.Black Jellybeans:
WHY DO THESE EXIST?
Immortal Embrace by Charlotte Blackwell– This book was not something I prefer to read. My full opinion is here.

3. Chocolate Kisses:
Aww…this novel had the best romance.
Shatter Me (Series) by Tahereh Mafi– The romance builds throughout the series. The first book is not the best, but the final book was amazing!!! Warnette for life!

4. Gummy Spiders
Eek! You made sure to check under your bed every night for a week after reading this scary one.
I read a little bit of horror but the books that I have read weren’t that scary. Comment below some of the scariest YA books that you’ve read.

5. Jumbo Lollypop
This took you forever to get through, but hey! You did it!

Never Always Sometimes by Adi Alsaid- I did not enjoy this book as much as Let’s Get Lost. The story was a very slow read. Most of my reader friends took long breaks while reading this book (I did, too). The ending was good, though!

6. Cotton Candy:
Admit it, you loved this when you were younger (you probably still do). Think: children’s or MG fiction.
Skippyjon Jones by Judy Schacher– This book was my favorite when I was younger! I love how cute it is. Also, my cat is just like Skippyjon Jones!

This tag was extremely fun to do! I hope you all liked my choices.

I nominate:

  1. YA Indulgences
  2. The Petite Book Blogger
  3. Always Opinionated
  4. Emily Reads Everything
  5. Viva La Book Life
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The Vogue Book Tag!

Hello lovelies!

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A few weeks ago, one of my favorite book bloggers, The Petite Book Blogger, nominated me to do the Vogue Book Tag. The tag was created by Victoria @The Petite Book Blog! I greatly encourage you all to try Victoria’s debut book tag because it’s extremely fun!

You are a socialite going on a shopping spree with your most stylish book BFF. You are going to be having lunch with your favorite author later that day at NYC chicest restaurant. Wanting to make a good impression the both of you hit every store on Fifth Avenue and rack up quite a bill. What book character would you have style your outfit for your important lunch date?

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Because I infrequently read books that are are about fashionable characters, I would pick Effie Trinket from The Hunger Games. With Effie Trinket’s over the top fashion style, you are likely to turn some heads!

You are attending a charity event entitled #WeNeedDiverseBooks. In order to raise money for the purpose, they are auctioning off a date to the highest bidder. The date will be with any book character that the winner chooses. Who would you bid for?

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This question is hard! You are making me choose between my two bookish boyfriends. Aaron Warner (The Shatter Me series) is undeniably stunning. Like his looks, his personality is swoon-worthy! However, Daemon Black (The Lux series) may be the hottest male character in young adult literature. Everything about Daemon Black screams boyfriend material. In the competition between both guys, Daemon would win. I would choose him because Warner and Juliet are my one true pair. I would never want to break Warnette (Warner and Juliet’s ship name).

This year’s theme at the Met Gala is book covers. The attendees have to pick a stunning outfit from a beautiful book cover and wear it. The men are dressed in their finest and the women’s dresses range from stunning to daring. With your impressive literary knowledge, you, of course, are going to be the main attraction this year. What dress from a gorgeous book cover would you wear?

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I would pick A Thousand Nights by E.K. Johnson. Have you seen A Thousand Night’s cover? It’s beautiful!

As Hollywood’s IT girl, you get offered all of the best roles directed by the best directors. You have more awards than you know what to do with and aren’t afraid to use your power to secure the roles that you want. While at the coffee shop you read this amazing book and decide that you want to make it into a movie. What book would you want to be made into a movie for you to star in?

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There are too many books to choose! A few book character roles that I would love to play on screen are Cadence from We Were Liars, Avah from Blood Rose, Mara from The Unbecoming of Mara Dyer, Vanessa from Impulse, and Juliette from Shatter Me (this one was directed towards the people casting the roles for Shatter Me).

The world’s top fashion magazine Vogue has asked you to grace the cover of their September issue. In fact, the whole September issue highlights your love of books. Your photo shoot is inspired by your favorite classic fairy tale. With so many gowns and stories to choose from which fairy tale would you choose?

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Rapunzel! Tangled is one of my favorite movies. I love Rapunzel and her story. The fairy tale is beautifully enchanting.

You have just received the greatest news. The royal family has invited you and a friend to have tea with them in the royal palace. Wanting to make a good impression you decide to bring along the smartest person you know. You invite an author whose work is widely regarded as brilliant. Who would you bring along to have high tea with the royals?

I guess I would choose Jane Austen.

You are invited to a wedding tonight. This is no ordinary wedding, though. On the couple’s private island, they are flying out your favorite pop star to serenade them that night. You are so excited that you can’t wait to get there. Unfortunately, the island is so remote that it takes at least two days to get there by yacht. Unable to contain your excitement you decide to read a book where music is its main theme. What book are you reading on your two-day yacht trip?

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Maybe Someday by Colleen Hoover is my top pick! You can find out why by reading my review: here.

Being a socialite isn’t as easy as it seems. Between attending fabulous parties, working with some of the most important people in the world, and mingling with royalty; you’re simply exhausted. You pack up and go to an exclusive resort in Tulum, Mexico to get some well-deserved relaxation. Of course, you can’t go anywhere without a few books. What books would bring to read on your tropical retreat?

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I can’t pick between my babies! We Were Liars would be one of my go to vacation books. Also, I would like to read a few books that are featured on my TBR. My top picks for my TBR are All the Bright Places, The Rest of Us Just Live Here, Asking for It, and Denton Little’s Death Date.

I had an immense amount of fun participating in this tag. I nominate River and Sam @Cherry Blossoms and Maple Syrup, Guinevere and Libertad @The Twinjas, Deanna and Gabi @Books a Blog, Lucy and Sashana @The Reading Emporium, Stella @StellaMarie Books, and Sydney @Sydsauras (this is my ‘welcome back to blogging’ present:)).

Maybe Someday by Colleen Hoover

Hey everyone!

Before I begin, I decided to let you all know that I won’t be rating books by stars. For me, star ratings are not an accurate judgement of the book. Usually when I use star ratings, I base my stars on how I liked the book, not the content that is included. With that being said, no more star ratings for a while!

As you all know, Colleen Hoover has been getting a lot of buzz throughout the past years. Almost every contemporary reader has read at least one of Colleen’s works. Shamefully, I read my first book of Colleen’s yesterday. I would like to thank Stella for buying me the book to read!

Maybe Someday was an interesting read. Throughout the story, the readers follow two POVs. The first point of view is from Sydney, a twenty-two-year-old women who found out her boyfriend is cheating on her with her best friend. The second POV was Ridge, a deaf guitar player who is dating Maggie though he has feelings for Sydney.

In the beginning, we meet Sydney, a girl who is captivated to Ridge’s ability to play guitar even though she has never met him. Eventually, Ridge gets Sydney to text him when he sees her singing lyrics that he never wrote to his songs.

On her 22nd birthday, Ridge decides to text Sydney about he boyfriend cheating on her since he saw them on her porch. After breaking up with her cheating boyfriend and punching her best friend in the face, Sydney leaves her appointment and has to find somewhere to live at. Ridge kindly lets her live with him, Bridgette- a crazy girl who is always angry-, and Warren who is obsessed with sex and is dating Bridgette. Sydney begins to write the lyrics to Ridge’s band’s songs to pay for rent. Eventually, Ridge and Sydney develop a greater personal relationship although he is in love with Maggie. Ridge and Sydney become confused and heartbroken as they try to figure out their feelings. How could something so wrong be so right?

I honestly did not expect to like this book as much as I did. I thought that since the hype for this book was grand that it may fall flat of my expectations. However, I loved it! The book was extremely emotional and captivating. I finished the book in a day and felt hungry for more! The romance was fantastic. Not to mention, some scenes between Sydney and Ridge that were swoon worthy! Warren was my favorite character! Warren added life and humor to the story. I honestly loved his relationship with Bridgette. Overall, this book was incredible.

Despite my enjoyment in this book, I found one fault. Sydney. I absolutely despised Sydney. My main fault with Sydney was how over emotional she was. I lost count of how many times Sydney cried. Every single chapter features some form of tears. I have never met a character that was as emotional as Sydney. Another character flaw Sydney obtained was how hypocritical she was. Sydney constantly bashed Hunter for cheating on her with Tori even though Sydney and Ridge were doing the same with Maggie.

Besides Sydney, this story was phenomenal. I will definitely read more Colleen Hoover books.

The Reading Habits Tag and The Winner for My Logo

Hello my lovelies!
There is one thing that I rarely do on my blog and that is tags. This is ironic because I love tags. I feel like tags are an amazing way of finding more information on a blogger’s reading preference. With that being said, I have been spoting many posts on a tag called The Reading Habits Tag. The Reading Habits tag is focused on how you read. I personally love this tag because everyone has a unique way of reading and it’s interesting to learn about them all! You can see the original tag here. Without further ado, here is my attempt at the tag.
1. Do you have a certain reading place at home?

My bed or my window seat.

2. Bookmark or random piece of paper?

Honestly, I loose bookmarks easily so I try to use whatever I have around me. One time, I used a hair tie as a bookmark.

3. Can you just stop reading or do you need to stop at a specific spot?

I prefer to stop after I finish the chapter.

4. Do you eat or drink when reading?

I usually drink coffee or tea while reading.

5. Music or television vision while reading?

I actually prefer background noise when reading.

6. One book at a time or several at once?

I usually read two books at a time.

7. Where do you read?

Everywhere that I can! I try to read between classes which appears to make up most of my reading time.

8. Do you skip pages?

I have a habit of skimming through certain parts of books. I try not to skip sections of books but I have a short attention span and skimming helps me stay intrigued.

9. Do you break your book’s spine?

Never! How could I hurt my babies in such a terrible way!

10. Do you write in books?

I lack the ability of neat handwriting and highlighting so I refuse to make my books ugly.

Anyway, I want to nominate all the lovely people who are reading this. Please comment the link to your attempt at this tag so I can read it. Also, THE WINNER OF MY LOGO COMPETION IS LOGO B! I chose logo B because a graphic designer messaged me and told me why B was the best logo to choose. B was also the winner on most of my social media posts.

Comparing and Contrasting Fahrenheit 451 to The Hunger Games

(I POSTED THIS BECAUSE THIS WAS MY SUMMER READING PROJECT)

Fahrenheit 451 by Ray Bradbury is about Guy Montag, a firefighter who is living in a futuristic society. In this dystopian novel, forms of self-expression through literature are almost extinct. Guy Montag’s primary job as a firefighter is to terminate books and the places that they are hidden. Being that reading was always disapproved of in society, Guy never had any doubts about the damage he was inflicting upon the future generations. His life is bland until he meets Clarisse. Clarisse helps Guy realize what he has been doing. Guy’s minds began to realize the wrongness of his actions when his wife had attempted suicide and Clarisse vanished. Guy Montag starts to hide books in his house and begins to rebel against the government.

In The Hunger Games by Suzanne Collins, Katniss Everdeen is forced to fight to the death with twenty-four other adolescents for the government’s enjoyment. When Katniss and the other teenager from her District, Peeta Mellark, are reaped to fight in The Hunger Games, the two District 12 citizens had to find a way to survive. With this in mind, Katniss had to get the public to like her despite how sickening the games were. As Katniss and Peeta embark on their journey in the games, the more they rebel against how the government wants them to live.

Fahrenheit 451 and The Hunger Games obtain various similarities and differences. When reading both books, I had found a large number of distinct similarities. The main similarity I had found was that they were both set in futuristic dystopian worlds. Another similarity is that both books show the possible negative effects of giving a massive amount of power to the government. Both books show remarkable character development for their main characters. In Fahrenheit 451, Guy began the story burning books but ended the book by reading a book to the public and rebelling against society’s beliefs. In The Hunger Games, Katniss begins the story by participating in the reaping but in the end she threatens suicide in order to prevent a victor. A good example of katniss’s character development is the passage where she decides to take action against the Capital, ‘Yes, they have to have a victor……… “The count of three,” he says.’ (Collins, 344).

The main difference between Fahrenheit 451 and The Hunger Games was the citizens. In Fahrenheit 451, the citizens were fine with their lifestyle. However, the citizens in The Hunger Games disliked the games that killed children. Another difference is that the government in Fahrenheit 451 is a democracy and the government in The Hunger Games is extremely corrupt.

Overall, I enjoyed both books immensely. Despite their differences, both books share important messages and are worth reading. Both books set great examples to dystopian authors.