Twenty Questions Tag

#ColdOpen

1. How many books is too many books in a book series?

I think if a series is a continuation of a story rather than variations of the same story, it can be as long as it needs to be. For example, Outlander vs. Nancy Drew. I could read about the adventures of Jamie and Claire forever, but there’s only so much mystery solving I can do with Nancy Drew. And Dr. Suess.

2. How do you feel about cliffhangers?

I hate them! It’s so unfair when you’re left on a cliffhanger and the next book isn’t out yet and you have to wait God knows how long for the next book. (And if the author is George R.R. Martin, he’ll probably die before he releases the next one tbh.) This also applies to TV series, especially when you’re left on a cliffhanger and the show ISN’T RENEWED FOR ANOTHER SEASON. *cough*Timeless*cough*

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3. Hardback or paperback?

Hardback looks better on my bookshelf. I’ve actually been reading on my Kindle for so many years that I prefer to read things there rather than from an actual book. Please form your angry mob in an orderly manner and wait behind the velvet ropes until the signal.

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4. Favorite book?

This is a rude question. ALL of them.

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5. Least favorite book?

This is also a rude question.

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6. Love triangles, yes or no?

No please make it stop I’m VERY TIRED. I can barely keep one man happy, how am I supposed to believe that someone can keep TWO happy? Lies.

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7. The most recent book you just couldn’t finish?

The Residence by Kate Anderson Bower. This wasn’t an intentional “lulz didn’t read” so much as a “I’m tired of politics and politicians and I need a break from America why did I choose to read this” didn’t read. I’ll probably come back to it eventually, but I need more escapism in my life at the moment.

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8. A book you’re currently reading?

The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society by Mary Ann Shaffer and Annie Barrows. So far, it’s been told entirely in letters and I’ve been skimming a little bit. Hopefully it picks up because I really want to watch the Netflix movie when I finish!

9. Last book you recommended to someone?

Beneath a Scarlett Sky by Mark Sullivan. It’s not the best written book I’ve ever read, but the story is fantastic. Also, it’s going to be made into either a film or a limited TV series, I’ve heard both and the only thing I’m sure of is that Tom Holland is playing the lead. Read it before it comes out!!

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10. Oldest book you’ve read? (Publication date)

The Tenant of Wildfell Hall by Anne Bronte, published in 1848. I’m sure I’ve read something older but that’s the first that came to mind.

11. Newest book you’ve read? (Publication date)

Beautiful Exiles by Meg Waite Clayton, I think it came out last month or this month???  IDK, I got it from Kindle First to Read a bit ago.

12. Favorite author?

J.K. Rowling, for more reasons than just what she’s written. She’s also a fantastic human.

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13. Buying books or borrowing books?

Buying because I’m a hoarder and my dream is to be buried alive by literature and having to be excavated out of my own home.

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14. A book you dislike that everyone else seem to love?

I can’t think of anything I’ve read lately that I hated but everyone seems to like.

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15. Bookmarks or dog-ears?

Bookmarks fall out and dog ears are destructive.

16. A book you can always reread?

Harry Potter because #always

17. Can you read while hearing music?

No, I can read with other background noise like a jackhammer or controlled explosions, but music is very distracting.

18. One POV or multiple POV’s? (POV’s = Point of views)

ONE POV because my tiny brain can’t handle it. Just kidding. Kind of.

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Me to me: Shhh be quiet, they’re onto you.

19. Do you read a book in one sitting or over multiple days?

I’ve done both. It depends on what I have time for.

20. Who do you tag? (You can invite them to the group to do the tag)

Everyone!!

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Top Five Wednesday: Favorite Friend Groups

We’ve discussed bromances before but let’s discuss our favorite ensemble friend groups!

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The Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants

Four girls, one pair of magic pants. Jury’s still out on whether this concept is cute or gross.

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Betsy, Tacy & Tib/ The Crowd

I grew up reading all about these three gals and their wholesome white-girl adventures in Deep Valley, Minnesota, and I’ll be damned if they didn’t inspire my own misadventures as a kid. As they got older, I loved reading about their troubles with boys, high school, and beyond with their new co-ed friend group “The Crowd.” Yes, your grandma would also love these books.

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Seems legit.

 

The Lost Boys

Don’t even try to tell me you wouldn’t have run off to Neverland as a kid. Adulthood? Responsibilities? TAXES?! Nope. I’m ready for my animal onesie, please.

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The Outsiders

This one was easy, because the Outsiders aren’t just friends… they’re family. #sap While the novel is a short one, they go through so many trials. Through it all, what keeps them strong is each other and I think everyone could benefit from a friendship like theirs. Minus the cigarettes and rumbles.

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Harry, Ron, and Hermione

No friend group list would ever be complete without a shout out to the Golden Trio. I’ve read about this friendship so many times, I feel like I’m friends with them myself. Ron and Hermione are Harry’s family in every sense of the word. It just goes to show that family is a choice, and family doesn’t always have to be blood. Their bond is made so much deeper by the troubles they face, and I can’t imagine one without the other. Lik if yu cri evrytim. If you don’t have these three on your list, you’re lying.

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Honorable Mentions:

Nancy Drew, Bess, and George

Tessa, Will, and Jem

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Happy Valentine’s Day!

Happy Valentine’s day, y’all!

People always get so worked up about Valentine’s Day and not having a significant other to celebrate with. Personally, I feel like Valentine’s Day is meant to celebrate more than one kind of love… Even if it isn’t marketed that way. That’s why Galentine’s Day is such a great thing… because all kinds of love, especially friendship, should be celebrated AMIRIGHT??

In the spirit of lurrvvee, here are a few romantic book recommendations that I enjoyed!

Anna and the French Kiss by Stephanie Perkins

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Anna is happy in Atlanta. She has a loyal best friend and a crush on her coworker at the movie theater, who is just starting to return her affection. So she’s less than thrilled when her father decides to send her to a boarding school in Paris for her senior year.

But despite not speaking a word of French, Anna meets some cool new people, including the handsome Étienne St. Clair, who quickly becomes her best friend. Unfortunately, he’s taken —and Anna might be, too. Will a year of romantic near misses end with the French kiss she’s waiting for?

 

 

Love, Rosie by Cecelia Ahern

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From the bestselling author of PS, I Love You comes a delightfully enchanting novel about what happens when two people who are meant to be together just can’t seem to get it right.

Rosie and Alex are destined for one another, and everyone seems to know it but them. Best friends since childhood, their relationship gets closer by the day, until Alex gets the news that his family is leaving Dublin and moving to Boston. At 17, Rosie and Alex have just started to see each other in a more romantic light. Devastated, the two make plans for Rosie to apply to colleges in the U.S.

She gets into Boston University, Alex gets into Harvard, and everything is falling into place, when on the eve of her departure, Rosie gets news that will change their lives forever: She’s pregnant by a boy she’d gone out with while on the rebound from Alex.

Her dreams for college, Alex, and a glamorous career dashed, Rosie stays in Dublin to become a single mother, while Alex pursues a medical career and a new love in Boston. But destiny is a funny thing, and in this novel, structured as a series of clever e-mails, letters, notes, and a trail of missed opportunities, Alex and Rosie find out that fate isn’t done with them yet.

Everything, Everything by Nicola Yoon

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My disease is as rare as it is famous. Basically, I’m allergic to the world. I don’t leave my house, have not left my house in seventeen years. The only people I ever see are my mom and my nurse, Carla.

But then one day, a moving truck arrives next door. I look out my window, and I see him. He’s tall, lean and wearing all black—black T-shirt, black jeans, black sneakers, and a black knit cap that covers his hair completely. He catches me looking and stares at me. I stare right back. His name is Olly.

Maybe we can’t predict the future, but we can predict some things. For example, I am certainly going to fall in love with Olly. It’s almost certainly going to be a disaster.

 

 

 

Eleanor & Park by Rainbow Rowell

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One extraordinary love.

Eleanor… Red hair, wrong clothes. Standing behind him until he turns his head. Lying beside him until he wakes up. Making everyone else seem drabber and flatter and never good enough…Eleanor.

Park… He knows she’ll love a song before he plays it for her. He laughs at her jokes before she ever gets to the punch line. There’s a place on his chest, just below his throat, that makes her want to keep promises…Park.

Set over the course of one school year, this is the story of two star-crossed sixteen-year-olds—smart enough to know that first love almost never lasts, but brave and desperate enough to try.

 

Again, Happy Valentine’s Day, from me to you. I hope you know how much you are loved!