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The Reread Tag

This tag was created by Brianna’s Books and Randomness. I found it at Books are 42.

A Childhood Favourite That You Could Read 100 Times and Still Love

Even though I’m aware of the problematic nature of his work, I still enjoy J.R.R Tolkien. I try to read the books at least once a year. And while some portions don’t always hold up, his decscriptions tend to go on. I still enjoy both the books and the movies.

A Book You DNF’d But Would Be Willing to Give A Second Chance To

I sort of just put down the Mystwick School of Musicraft and forgot about it so I didn’t really DNF it, but I’m trying to get back to reading it because I enjoyed the story far as I read into it but I just put it down and forgot.

A Newer Favorite You Would Reread

.I’d read A Thousand Questions by Saadia Faruqi. It was such a sweet story and I’d be happy to jump to it again.

A Book You Hated and Never Want to Read Again

I don’t want to drop names because it was an ARC I read but it was terrible, the main character had no common sense. It was very anti-feminist and couldn’t really find a message to save it’s life.

A Classic You Read in School but Want to Try AgainI

Honestly I’m not big on classics and would much rather read the tons of diverse books coming out now as oppossed to the mostly white authors we were taught in school.

An Author You Would Reread Anything From

I’d reread anything from Shannon Messenger or Lisa McMann. I’ve reread both their series multiple times.

A Series You Want to Reread for The Fun of It

I’d like to reread the Cassidy Blake series since the third book is coming out.

A Book You’ve Read but Want to Listen to The Audiobook

I’d like to listen to more to the Story by Hena Khan in Audio book.

Tagging:

Twisted in Pages

The Bookish Skies

A Bronx Latina Reads

Intisar Speaks

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Posted in Challenges, Memes

Would you Rather Tag

I was tagged by Jenny at JenJenReviews

The Rules

  • Answer the questions given to you by your nominator 
  • Make your own questions and tag others

My Questions

1)Would you rather have a giant personal library in your house or own a bookstore?

As tempting as owning a bookstore is, I’ve worked in a bookstore and it’s not as fun as it seems, so I’m going with personal library on this one.

2)Would you rather drink one beverage for the rest of your life or eat the same meal for the rest of your life?

I could deal with just water for the rest of my life and be okay. I think I need a little more food variety. Would you rather only be able to read during the day or only be able to read at night?

3)Would you rather only be able to read during the day or only be able to read at night?

I read most of my books at night so I’d probably be okay with only reading at night.

4)Would you rather have every book you rate 5 stars spontaneously combust after you read it, or never read a 4/5 star book again?

This is a tough one! I think the books would have to spontaneously combust. I can’t imagine reading only three star books for the rest of my life.

5)Would you rather meet your favorite author or meet your favorite actor?

Author, though then I’d have to narrow down who my true favorite is

6)Would you rather be an author or be an editor (assuming you can’t be both)?

Author definitely.

7)Would you rather be banned from all your local libraries or be banned from all your local bookstores?

Bookstores, I can’t afford most hardbacks anyway.

8)Would you rather read a book where the villain wins or read a book where the hero dies?

A book where the hero dies, I can deal with a heroic death but not a villain winning

9)Would you rather only be able to read the first half of every book or the second half of every book?

The first half, then I can at least imagine how it ended.

10)Would you rather read a trilogy or a series of 20+ books (assuming they’re both good)?

Series of 20+ books I love a long series!

My Questions

  1. Would you rather have a five star book with a cliffhanger, or a three star book that resolves everything?
  2. Would you rather go to the future or the past to grab a book for your collection?
  3. Would you rather have a sympathetic villain one that is evil for evil’s sake?
  4. Would you rather have a perfect Instagram setup or enough posts for another platform (blog, Twitter, etc.) you never have to worry?
  5. Would you rather be limited to your favorite genre or banned from your favorite genre (and allowed to read everything else)?
  6. Would you rather be stuck with only digital or only physical books?
  7. Would you rather give up your favorite food for a year, or be able to read/listen at double speed?
  8. Would you rather see an aspect of yourself that hasn’t been published much in print or be the one to write the novel that focuses on that subject?
  9. Would you rather build a magical world from scratch or write a contemporary novel?
  10. Would you prefer to read only Middle Grade or only YA?

I’m tagging

Helen at Crispy Confessions

Twisted in Pages

Intisar at Intisar Speaks

Simone at Leafing Through Time

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Posted in Memes, Recommendations

Weekly Wrap Up

The first week of January has been pretty productive. Now that I’m not working 24/7 (holiday retail). I’ve done a lot of stuff for the blog, I’ve got all of the next weeks to post scheduled giving me room to work on the week after and socialize on other blogs more.

I finished my first book of the year and the review should be up next week. The first book was More to the Story by Hena Khan. Now those of you who have been reading the blog know I love pretty much everything Hena Khan puts out so this shouldn’t be much of a surprise.

Reading

More to the Story

A retelling of Little Women set in a Pakistani American family. In this case, Jo is  Jameela Mirza who was just picked to be the feature editor in her middle school newspaper. Jameela wants to be an award-winning journalist like a late family member. The head editor keeps shooting down her ideas, and she finds herself writing about a new student, a boy with a British accent who keeps to himself. But how will she make this story engaging enough to win a national media contest?

But things get complicated when Jameela’s family is shaken up by her father taking an overseas job that takes him away from their Georgia home. Jameela, along with her three sisters aren’t sure what to do. Missing her father ignites a fire under Jameela, she’s going to write the best article ever and make her dad proud.

But when her younger sister gets seriously ill, Jameela has to decide what is really important. She has to make the same choice at school where her quest for fame might cost her a friend.

While trying to find out what matters most Jameela wonders whether she’s cut out to be a journalist after all.

Written by Pakistani-American writer Hena Khan.

Amazon: More to the Story

I’m also working on my second book of the year, Finding Perfect by Elly Schartz. As a blogger with mental health disorders (too many to list but the biggest ones being Schizophrenia and OCD.) I really like the way this book is portraying the condition. Expect a review maybe next week. 

Disclaimer: I’m not a huge fan of the words disorder or issue but I’m trying to find words to better communicate it. Especially as someone who also has cognitive issues, please bear with me. 🙂

Finding Perfect

To twelve-year-old Molly Nathans, perfect is:

―The number four
―The tip of a newly sharpened No. 2 pencil
―A crisp white pad of paper
―Her neatly aligned glass animal figurines

What’s not perfect is Molly’s mother leaving the family to take a faraway job with the promise to return in one year. Molly knows that promises are sometimes broken, so she hatches a plan to bring her mother home: Win the Lakeville Middle School Poetry Slam Contest. The winner is honored at a fancy banquet with white tablecloths. Molly is sure her mother would never miss that. Right…?

But as time passes, writing and reciting slam poetry become harder. Actually, everything becomes harder as new habits appear, and counting, cleaning, and organizing are not enough to keep Molly’s world from spinning out of control. In this fresh-voiced debut novel, one girl learns there is no such thing as perfect.

Amazon: Finding Perfect

Also written by Elly Swartz is the wonderful Give and Take which focuses on hoarding. 

Gaming

I’m still working on Pokemon Sheild and really enjoying it. I’ve gotten past the first three gyms now I’m exploring the next wild area. This game has really helped my mental health. I’m also looking forward to borrowing Luigi’s Mansion from a friend soon. 

Image result for pokemon sword and shield

Health

My mental health isn’t doing super awesome, so if posts take dive here then that’s why. Also, I hurt my hand making it tougher to type. So yay, lots of fun things that mess with my productivity. 

How have the first couple of weeks of the New Year been for you? 

 

 

 

 

Posted in Blogmas, Challenges, Memes

Blogmas

As many of you already know I’m a fan of Jenniely. I did her Blogtober challenge and am working on Blogmas as well. I’ve been trying to post more consistently this season, and challenges like these really help a lot. At the time of the post-Jenniely hasn’t put up a blog about Blogmas 2019, so here are the prompts from 2018.

25 Post Ideas for Blogmas

I’m really looking forward to doing some of these prompts, especially the ones on Christmas gifts and holiday stress. I’m also looking forward to doing my 2019 wrap up.

What about you all are you taking part in Blogmas?

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Can’t-Wait Wednesday- I can’t wait for…

I’m trying to be more active in the bookish community, so I’m going to try to do more memes and generally be more interactive. So on that note, I’m doing Can’t Wait Wednesdays, hosted by Wishful Endings where we all talk about books we can’t wait to read or are waiting to be released. Can’t-Wait Wednesday is based on Waiting on Wednesday by Jill at Breaking the Spine

I can’t wait for Dead Voices! I haven’t read Small Spaces and hope to read it before Dead Voice’s comes out, but honestly, I like the sound of Dead Voices’ concept better, it reminds me of the shining, plus I love creepy stories and winter.

What are you waiting for?