I stumbled upon this tag over at Kristin Kraves Books, and couldn’t resist doing this post, myself! I would be a millionaire if I received a dollar every time I accused particular aspects of books to be a cliche – and in some cases, I regard the whole book as one! There are a handful of tropes and cliches I don’t mind much, but the majority of which, provoke me to no end. Alright, let’s get to it!
Actions Speak Louder than Words – A book that wasn’t or couldn’t be better than the movie
The Lion, the Witch, and the Wardrobe by C.S. Lewis. Perhaps I’m being old-school here, but I adored the first Narnia movie, and was honestly, pretty underwhelmed by the actual book. The movie was much more fast-paced, and the action, world construction, and special effects in the movie simply can’t be beat!
Top Ten Tuesday is a weekly meme hosted by Jana @ That Artsy Reader Girl. Every week, I list ten answers that correlate to the topic question. This week’s topic is centered around books I really liked but can’t remember much about! I like to believe I have a fairly decent memory, but in all honesty, I struggle to remember details about a lot of books I’ve read. I can’t even remember the main character’s name in a book I read a week ago! Just because I have difficulty remembering details about books, doesn’t mean I didn’t enjoy them. So, without further ado, here’s my list!
Hey everyone! Another Monday, another book tag! I was tagged for this by the lovely Alysha @ Floral Reads. Check out her blog, it’s amazing! This tag is essentially the academy awards for books, so being the huge movie buff I am, I’m very excited to answer the questions!
#1 Most Likely To Be in the Movies: the Book That Would Make the Best Movie
Crooked Kingdom by Leigh Bardugo. This was undoubtedly one of my favorite books of 2017. Could you imagine how incredible the second installment in the Six of Crows duology would be on the big screen! I would love to see this adaptated!
Hi bookworms! Sunday Wrap Up is a weekly meme where I write a quick recap about my blog and reading life in the past week. I will also include a few short goals for the upcoming week, and might ramble about anything else! If you have a Sunday post like this, please leave a comment. I’d love to check it out!
Since You’ve Been Gone by Morgan Matson. I thought this novel was fantastic, and can absolutely see why so many people enjoy Matson’s novels. The plot was really sweet, the character development was phenomenal, and the writing was beautiful!
Calamity by Brandon Sanderson. The Reckoners series was the first books I’ve read by Brandon Sanderson, and I unfortunately was really disappointed with them. I really liked the first novel, Steelheart, but felt like the series just went downhill from there. Full review to come!
It was Sloane who yanked Emily out of her shell and made life 100% interesting. But right before what should have been the most epic summer, Sloane just…disappears. All she leaves behind is a to-do list.
On it, thirteen Sloane-inspired tasks that Emily would normally never try. But what if they could bring her best friend back?
Apple picking at night? Okay, easy enough.
Dance until dawn? Sure. Why not?
Kiss a stranger? Um…
Emily now has this unexpected summer, and the help of Frank Porter (totally unexpected), to check things off Sloane’s list. Who knows what she’ll find?
Go skinny-dipping? Wait…what?
Let’s Talk About … is a weekly discussion post I created here at, Just Another Book in the Wall. I’ve currently been reading Magonia, and the protagonist has a pretty unique name – Aza. This made me start to think about the significance of author’s giving their characters highly unusual names. In Magonia there’s an actual story explaining her namesake, but others characters don’t have the same luxury. I think the main character in Red Queen was literally named Mare – and we’re never provided a logical explanation for why her parents decided to name her, horse. So, without further ado, let’s talk about unique character names! Continue reading
Quotation Thursday is a weekly meme created here, at Just Another Book in the Wall, where I share some of my favorite quotes from literature! I will also include a short reflection about it as well. If you would like to join me in this meme, feel free to do so! Just link back to me in your post, so I can easily see your quotes!
Hey everyone! This is my first WWW Wednesday post! *fireworks* WWW Wednesday is currently being hosted by Sam @ Taking On A World of Words. It’s a weekly post where you can update what you’ve been reading lately! I’ve had a pretty decent reading week, but have been a little overwhelmed by the amount of books I’ve borrowed from OverDrive! Hopefully I can get through them all!
The Three W’s are:
- What are you currently reading?
- What did you recently finish reading?
- What do you think you’ll read next?