Marry, Date or Dump: Edward Cullen, Christian Grey, & Heathcliff

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So, my collection of characters for today’s marry, date or dump might seem a little random at first. Basically, I was trying to think of characters that some people find incredibly charming and other people find incredibly creepy. Also maybe I was just trying to find an excuse to put Edward Cullen into one of these again (just maybe though … I’m not going to fully admit to that). Anyway, for your choices today we have Edward Cullen from Twilight, by Stephanie Meyer, Christian Grey from Fifty Shades of Grey, by E.L. James, and (with a bit more literary clout) Heathcliff from Wuthering Heights, by Emily Bronte. I’m excited to read in the comment who you’d marry, who you’d date, and who you’d dump.

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How Do You Rate Books?

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I’ve been a bit of a goodreads junkie since I was in high school. There is something that is so fun to me about seeing what friends are reading, having a list of all the books I’ve read and what I thought of them, and watching the way my taste in books have changed. My taste isn’t the only thing that’s changed though … recent;y I’ve noticed that the way I’m rating books has changed as well. I used to think a book started at a three and then if it was amazing it went up and if I didn’t like it the rating went down. Now, I’m more likely to start a book at a five and then knock off ratings for things I didn’t like as much. Continue reading

Marry, Date or Dump: The Babysitters Club

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Who else was OBSESSED with this series when they were growing up? Even if you weren’t – even if you’ve just seen the movie – I’d love to know which babysitter you would marry, which you’d date, and which you’d dump. Obviously, once they’ve grown up of course. You can pick from any of the sitters in the series, but to narrow things down I’m going to stick within the original four: Kristy, Claudia, Stacey, and Mary Anne. Let me know your choices *and your reasons* in the comments! Also have great Mondays, everyone!

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Hold Me Like a Breath, by Tiffany Schmidt

18584521 (1)When I picked up Hold Me Like a Breath, by Tiffany Schmidt, I was expecting a very different story than the one spelled out on these pages. Somehow the teaser of fairy tale retelling, left me with images of pretty dresses, princesses, and fanciful language. I was wrong, but I was not disappointed. There are echoes of The Princess an the Pea in this story, but there’s also illness, black market organ selling, murder, and betrayal. Which, let’s face it, is equally if not more compelling than the fantasy images I approached the book with. The story follows Penelope Landlow. Her father is the head of one of the three crime families that controls the black market organ transplants. She has body guards and has never been anywhere by herself. She is almost never touched by anyone (not even her parents!) because of an autoimmune disorder that makes her bruise at all but the lightest of touches. See the princess an the pea connection?  Continue reading