Book Blogger End of Year Survey

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I think that 2015, was a pretty decent year of reading for me. According to Goodreads, my average rating was 3.8 stars! Dang! I probably should’ve expected it to be high considering some of the great series I read this year – Harry Potter and Unwind, for example. ūüėÄ Although I wasn’t able to complete my reading challenge of 60 books, I was still able to read 46, which is a miracle considering I was barely at 24 by the beginning of November. This survey was created by Jamie @¬†Perpetual Page Turner.

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Number of Books You Read: 46

Number of Re-reads: 0

Genre You Read From The Most: Young Adult

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Awards | Sisterhood of the World Bloggers Award

I was nominated for this award by Heater @ The Sassy Geek. Thank you so much!

The Rules:

  • Thank the blogger who nominated you and link to their blog in you post
  • ¬†Answer the questions the blogger who nominated you provided
  • Nominate 10 other bloggers
  • Create 10 new questions for your nominees to answer

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Review | The Testing by Joelle Charbonneau

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‚ÄúThe best leaders make mistakes and then learn from them. The best leaders never make the same mistakes again. The only way you can learn is if you understand the mistakes that were made.‚ÄĚ

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Keep your friends close and your enemies closer. Isn’t that what they say? But how close is too close when they may be one and the same?

The Seven Stages War left much of the planet a charred wasteland. The future belongs to the next generation‚Äôs chosen few who must rebuild it. But to enter this elite group, candidates must first pass The Testing‚ÄĒtheir one chance at a college education and a rewarding career.

Cia Vale is honored to be chosen as a Testing candidate; eager to prove her worthiness as a University student and future leader of the United Commonwealth. But on the eve of her departure, her father‚Äôs advice hints at a darker side to her upcoming studies–trust no one.

But surely she can trust Tomas, her handsome childhood friend who offers an alliance? Tomas, who seems to care more about her with the passing of every grueling (and deadly) day of the Testing. To survive, Cia must choose: love without truth or life without trust.

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Tag | Character Christmas Tag List

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I was tagged by the awesome Bianca @ Ultimate Fangirl. Thanks, girl!

The Rules:

  • Select 10 characters dear to your heart. If ¬†you could¬†give them presents, what will it be?

 Harry Potter.

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A time turner!¬†I still don’t understand why Hermione got rid of the time turner in the first place, but I could imagine Harry putting one to use in The Deathly Hallows.

Connor from A Monster Calls.

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So, if you’ve been reading my recent posts, then it shouldn’t come as a surprise that I love Connor from¬†A Monster Calls. I would like to give him a bottle of sleeping pills. Haha.

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Awards | Creative Blogger Award

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I was nominated for this award by Paige @ The Wild Readers. Thanks so much!

The Rules:

  • Thank the person who nominated you and include a link to their blog.
  • Share 5 facts about yourself.
  • Nominate some bloggers in return and notify them about their nomination.
  • Keep the rules in your post to make it easy for everyone to know what to do.

Five Facts About Me:

1. I love volleyball! I have been playing for 5 years, and never tired sick of it!

2. Candy is my elixir of life. It’s a miracle I’m still a hundred pounds. I honestly can’t live without sweets. Chocolate, ice cream, brownies, I love it all!

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Tag | 12 Days of Christmas Book Tag

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This tag was created last year by Ashley @ Falling Down The Book Hole.I was tagged by Joey @ Thoughts and Afterthoughts. Thanks, mate!

On the first day of Christmas, my true love sent to me: a partridge in a pear tree.

…The partridge stood alone in the pear tree.¬†What is your favourite stand alone?

I’m going to have to say (I bet¬†none of you will see this coming!)¬†The Book Thief by Markus Zusak.

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On the second day of Christmas, my true love sent to me: two turtle doves.

Love is in the air! Who is your one true pairing?

Really?¬†Really!?¬†Can I simply¬†refuse to answer this question? No? *sigh* I’m going to have to say Connor and Risa from the¬†Unwind¬†dystology. What makes me love it, is that it’s¬†insanely¬†realistic.

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Tag | Seasons of Book Blogging

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I was tagged by Reg @ She Latitude. Thanks, reg!

The Rules

  • Thank the creator¬†(thanks, Jordyn!) and the individual who tagged you
  • Begin with the month in which you have been tagged and move forward from there
  • State the best gift you‚Äôve received after answering the prompt on your birthday month
  • Tag anyone

December

… is a time when friends and families come together and celebrate. Name one book you would give as a gift.
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Hmm…well, this would definitely depend one whom I’m giving the gift to. However, I would probably give The Book Thief by Markus Zusak to anyone. Haha. I know, I know, I mention in this book in nearly every tag, but it’s my favorite book ever, so what’d you expect? And I truly believe that everyone would love this book, regardless of their age or taste in books.

January

… begins a new year. Name a resolution you made this year and if you’ve kept it or not!

Well, I’m not really into New Year’s resolutions, but I did set a reading goal at the beginning of this year to read 60 books…I have 12 days to read my last 16 books. Whoops!

February

… is the month for relationships. Name your favorite book relationship: romantic, platonic, or familial, your choice!

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What!?

What, uh, excuse me,¬†what!?¬†I’m expected to name just¬†one! This is madness! It’s like asking a mother to choose her favorite child! I can’t name just one, so I’ll list a¬†few:¬†Hans and Liesel from¬†The Book Thief¬†(again), Percy and Annabeth (Percy Jackson Series), Connor and Risa (Unwind Dystology), & Thorne and Cress (Lunar Chronicles). I could go on forever.

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