Top Ten Characters Who I Want to Invite to a Dinner Party

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Have you ever wondered which literary characters you would invite to a dinner party if you could? I hadn’t until this week, but these are the top ten characters I think I would invite to mine. Let me know who you would invite to your party and who you would want to sit between at mine in the comments! Continue reading

A Love Letter for TO ALL THE BOYS I’VE LOVED BEFORE, by Jenny Han

To-All-the-Boys-Ive-Loved-BeforeHigh school junior Lara Jean has never had a boyfriend, but she has been in love. She’s been in love with the cocky, popular boy who “stole” her first kiss, the boy from summer camp who saved a kid from drowning, the fashionable classmate who everyone thinks is gay, and even the family friend who dated her older sister. She’s been in love with them, but she’s never told them. Instead she’s written them love letters to get over her feelings and stored them, unsent, in a hatbox her mother gave her before she died. When the love letters mysteriously are sent to all the boys, she has to deal with all the emotions she’d thought she’d sealed away in five little envelopes.

This is my love letter for TO ALL THE BOYS I”VE LOVED BEFORE, and to Jenny Han for writing it. Unlike Lara Jean I’m writing it to share my love of the novel not to get over it. Continue reading

Marry, Date or Dump: More Romantic Poets

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I’m holding strong with the theme of British Romantic poets, with three more lyrical masters for you to choose from. This week you can marry, date or dump Lord Byron, Percy Shelley, and John Keats. I have a pretty big affinity for Keats, but I’m excited to see who you chose in the comments!  Continue reading

My Top Ten Most Unique Books I’ve Ever Read

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Here are a list of some of the most unique books I’ve read. Whether it’s because of the main character, the world building, or the story structure all of these books have stood out to me as unlike anything I’ve ever read or heard about otherwise.

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Links for a Lazy Sunday

tumblr_m6q1s6ZYBI1qgwqw9o1_500What is everyone up to this Sunday? I’ve got my sister in town to snuggle with, so I am a happy camper. If you are in need of some Internet time today here are some of my favorite recent links:

  • The daily routines of creative geniuses.
  • YA author Megan McCafferty is giving fans and readers the chance to ask authors anything through a new monthly series hosted by Google Hangout.
  • Youtube adaptation of one of my favorite scenes from FANGIRL.

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Checking In On My Reading Resolutions

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You guys, how did it become April already? I know time flies when you’re having fun (and sometimes when you’re not having fun), but this is ridiculous. We are already over a quarter of the way through 2014!

In January I made some pretty crazy reading resolutions for this year. I’m not sure if I’m going to complete all of them, but I thought I would write a quick post to check in and see how I’m doing.  Continue reading

My Top Ten Gateway Books

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I think this week has been my hardest top ten tuesday yet. I was not an early reader. I was a very very very late reader, not really achieving any proficiency until 4th grade. But once I got it my reading skills progressed really quickly. Since then large portions of my time and identity have been vested in reading. These are the books that helped me make this change. Sorry to the one’s I left off. This has seriously felt like a bit of a Sophie’s Choice for me.

What gateway books got you interested in reading? What books would you recommend to a child or teenager that said they didn’t like to read? Continue reading

Marry, Date or Dump: Theo James, Four, & Mr. Pamuk

r-theo-james-large570Okay, so I know you are going to say that I’ve gone a little Divergent crazy, and I’m not going to argue with you. I just can’t get Theo James’s performance as Four (or his spectacular back muscles) out of my mind. I’ve definitely been a fan of him since he appeared as Mr. Pamuk and totally messed things up for everyone in perhaps the most scandalous episode of Downton Abbey. So I have a question for you that I haven’t been able to answer for myself. Marry, date or dump: Theo James the actor, his character Four in Divergent, or him as the Turkish diplomat Kemal Pamuk from Downton Abbey. I’m excited to read in the comments who you choose.

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