Monday Motivation: A Study in Charlotte

How are all of you? I can’t believe this month is almost over and that like it’s really summer. As of now (when this is being pre-written and scheduled) I don’t totally know what I’m doing with myself post-summer. My lease is up in like two months and then without a full-time job I guess I’m going home. Still not too stressed, I know sometimes it takes a while to get life together post-college. Let me know what you all need some motivation for this week in the comments!

“Truth be told, I liked that blurriness. That line where reality and fiction jutted up against each other.”

First Lines Fridays: June 23rd

First Lines Fridays is a weekly feature for book lovers hosted by Wandering Words. What if instead of judging a book by its cover, its author or its prestige, we judged it by its opening lines? I’m kind of using this as a way to keep track of what I want to read next or at least soon. Follow the rules below:

  • Pick a book off your shelf (it could be your current read or on your TBR) and open to the first page
  • Copy the first few lines, but don’t give anything else about the book away just yet – you need to hook the reader first
  • Finally… reveal the book!

So here it is:

One month from today,
I’ll wake up to a team of
makeup artists—
hairstylists—
buzzing outside my door. 

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This or That Thursday: Challenge #95

Every week the Bookmark Chronicles poses a bookish question. If you want to check out the challenge click the link.

THIS WEEK IS: How long has it been since you last bought a book?

I bought some books eleven days ago. It was a big haul too, a total of nineteen books. BookOutlet is just addictive.

I normally limit myself to one haul per month or every other month from BookOutlet, never usually that large either. I don’t really get my books anywhere else unless it’s like a new release then I’ll order it on Amazon. 

I’m trying to chill on the book buying because I have a lot of unread ones left on my shelf. 

LET ME KNOW YOUR ANSWER TO THIS WEEK’S THIS OR THAT IN THE COMMENTS!

Top 5 Wednesday: Favorite “Unlikable” Protagonists

Top Five Wednesdays started on Goodreads back in 2013. At the beginning of every month Sam from ThoughtsOnTomes posts a topic for each Wednesday and bloggers, vloggers and overall book fans are encouraged to respond with their top five.

This week is top five favorite “unlikable” protagonists! I had a bit of trouble with this so it is a bit short, let me know what are your faves are in the comments.

   

1. America Singer from The Selection Series

Everyone really hates on America. I personally am frustrated by her a lot but still really love her. Maxon is the obvious choice but like let the girl take her time to choose I guess.

2. Warner from The Shatter Me Series

This applies to like the first book and a half. Warner is absolutely heinous at the beginning of this series. Everything he does just seems so cruel and truly makes you hate him.  Continue reading

Monday Motivation: Love Letters To The Dead

The quote this week is from Ava Dellaira’s Love Letters To The Dead. I honestly haven’t read this yet so the quote is really intriguing me, also the cover is absolutely beautiful. I love the sunset image it has going on. Let me know what you need motivation for this week  in the comments!

“I think a lot of people want to be someone, but we are scared that if we try, we won’t be as good as everyone imagines we could be.”

First Lines Fridays: June 16th

First Lines Fridays is a weekly feature for book lovers hosted by Wandering Words. What if instead of judging a book by its cover, its author or its prestige, we judged it by its opening lines? I’m kind of using this as a way to keep track of what I want to read next or at least soon. Follow the rules below:

  • Pick a book off your shelf (it could be your current read or on your TBR) and open to the first page
  • Copy the first few lines, but don’t give anything else about the book away just yet – you need to hook the reader first
  • Finally… reveal the book!

So here it is:

It is a truth universally acknowledged that a thirty-something woman in possession of a satisfying career and fabulous hairdo must be in want of very little, and Jane Hayes, pretty enough and clever enough, was certainly thought to have little to distress her. 

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This or That Thursday: Challenge #94 TBR

Every week the Bookmark Chronicles poses a bookish question. If you want to check out the challenge click the link.

THIS WEEK IS: Do you have a TBR list? If so, tell me about it: Is it written or typed? Do you use Goodreads? How long is the list? How many books are on it? etc.

I definitely have a TBR. There is no physical list or anything like that though. I mostly go off my Goodreads or my shelves, like the books I have there that I haven’t read. I can’t tell you how many books is on that list, it’s pretty long and ever growing. 

LET ME KNOW YOUR ANSWER TO THIS WEEK’S THIS OR THAT IN THE COMMENTS!

Top 5 Wednesday: Favorite Side Ships

Top Five Wednesdays started on Goodreads back in 2013. At the beginning of every month Sam from ThoughtsOnTomes posts a topic for each Wednesday and bloggers, vloggers and overall book fans are encouraged to respond with their top five.

This week is top five favorite side ships! I had a bit of trouble with this so let me know what ships you jumped on the comments!

1. Lysandra and Aedion in The Throne of Glass Series by Sarah J. Maas

I love the relationship between these two, especially when they’re being witty and have that back-and-forth going on. And Aedion’s declaration in the last book, he is so sweet.

2. Nesta and Cassian in The Court of Thorns and Roses Series by Sarah J. Maas

Sarah J. Maas is just a queen at creating these awesome groups of characters/friends and then having relationships mixed within. There were hints of this relationship in A Court of Mist and Fury, and then to see the wanting from Cassian’s side and then Nesta’s concern in A Court of Wings and Ruin was lovely. They aren’t always the nicest to each other, but they definitely care.

3. Aspen and Lucy in The Selection Series by Kiera Cass

I am really happy with this pairing, especially because I am team Maxon. Lucy is such a sweet character and after her hard life with being sold into being a maid, I think Aspen—someone who is strong, loyal, dependable—is exactly what she needs. Continue reading