Unforgettable Bookish Memories | Book Tag

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I was tagged for this by the amazing Orangutan Librarian!  If you haven’t seen this blog yet, I really recommend you pop on over, because all the posts are incredible!  This tag looks awesome, and I’m so excited to answer all the questions! Alright, time to dive into this one!

#1 The First Book You Ever Read (Or Was Read to You)

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I only don’t know what was the first book that was read to me, but I remembering loving these books when I was a wee lass. Haha.

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January Wrap Up | What a Great Return to Blogging!

Monthly Wrap UpMy first month on this blog has flown by so quickly! I’ve discovered so many incredible blogs, and met and connected with such lovely bloggers! I didn’t realize how much I missed the blogosphere until now.  I’ve never done a monthly wrap up before, but there’s a first time for everything!  Here, I’ll write a fairly short recap of the books I’ve read this month, along with what reviews and posts I’ve published!

Books I read

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This was a pretty decent month for reading, and I finished seven books! My average rating for them was 3.7 stars, and a few of these have become my all-time favorite books! I’m falling a bit behind in reviews, but I should have some written for Warcross and The Rose and the Dagger soon enough!

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Let’s Talk About … Digital & Traditional Books

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I didn’t have a chance to write a discussion post yesterday, but figured I’d write one today anyhow.  Better late than never!  A long time ago, I wrote a post regarding the pros and cons of e-books and traditional books, and really enjoyed talking about the benefits of each, with all of you!  Ever since Kindles and Nook first hit the market, there have been plenty of arguments about whether or not e-books are superior to paper books.  In the book community, I’ve known readers who have strong preferences for one or the other.  So without further ado, let’s talk about digital and traditional books!  Continue reading

Quite The Quote | #3

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Quite the Quote 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!


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Calamity by Brandon Sanderson | Book Review

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“We’re not moments … We’re events. You say you might not be the same person you were a year ago? Well, who is? I’m sure not. We change, like swirling clouds around a rising sun.”

Synopsis

When Calamity lit up the sky, the Epics were born. David’s fate has been tied to their villainy ever since that historic night. Steelheart killed his father. Firefight stole his heart. And now Regalia has turned his closest ally into a dangerous enemy.

David knew Prof’s secret, and kept it even when the Reckoners’ leader struggled to control the effects of his Epic powers. But facing Obliteration in Babilar was too much. Prof has now embraced his Epic destiny. He’s disappeared into those murky shadows of menace Epics are infamous for the world over, and everyone knows there’s no turning back. . . .

But everyone is wrong. Redemption is possible for Epics—Megan proved it. They’re not lost. Not completely. And David is just about crazy enough to face down the most powerful High Epic of all to get his friend back. Or die trying.

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WWW Wednesday | Jan. 24

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Hey everyone! Welcome back to another WWW Wednesday! I hope you all have been having a fantastic week! 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? 

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Cliche Tag | Book Tag

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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

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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!

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