Top 5 Wednesday

December 31
books you read this year

How am I supposed to choose 5! You must be kidding me!
Well as you all know I rarely give a book 5 stars so I decided to compile a list of all those from this year. Now many many many books I have given 4.5 stars so they will not all be in this list obviously, even though I LoVeD them! Just keep that in mind... And not all of these I gave 5 stars but a "higher" 4.5 so I put 5 on goodreads (where you can't have halves). 
1. Rebel Belle
2. Kiss of Deception
3. Emerald Green
4. Anna and the French Kiss
5. Pride and Prejudice


What I Got for Christmas

Jay for books!

So these books are still in the mail so I'll just be listing them.
I went for a lot of classics, almost all of them bounty books editions.

1. Pride and Prejudice
2. Persuasion
3. Collection of Oscar Wilde
4. Christmas carol
5. Collection of Charles Dickens
6. Emily Dickinsons selected poems
7. Collection of Shakespeare
8. Rebel
9-11. White rabbit chronicles 1-3
12. In the afterlight
13. The one
14. Defector
15. The book of ivy
16. Anomaly
17. Killer instinct
Have a great holiday guys :),


Top 5 Wednesday

December 24
Wintry Reads

1. Dash and Lily's book of dares (christmas romance)
2. Christmas Carol (christmas comlpete)
3. Survive (for that one sad one)
4. Isla and the happily ever after (just for that sappy romance)
5. Geography of you and me (same as above)


Series I Haven't Finished

This won't be updated

I felt like this is going to be a good way to show how much I have and need to read… And keep in mind these are series I have started.

Are out but I don’t have them:
1. Defiance
2. Fables, graphic novel (I'm at number 9)
3. Manners and Mutiny
4. Sealed with a Lie

Are out and I have them, but I haven't read them...:
1. Days of Blood and Starlight
2. False Memory 2-3
3. Poison Study 2-3
4. Goose Girl 3-4
5. Heir of Fire
6. Oz 2-3
7. Miss Mayhem

1st ones I own but have yet to read...(It's so long!):
1. Uglies
2. Geek Girl
3. Ember in the Ashes
4. The Knife of Never Letting Go
5. Sisters Red
6. Snow Like Ashes
7. A Court of Thorns and Roses
8. Girl Who Circumnavitated Fairyland in a Ship of Her Own Making


Top 5 Wednesday

December 17
historical books (any book that isn't set in present time)

Well I don't read historical books so these are ones that are set in the past...
1. Infernal Devices
2. Ruby Red (techniqually since they travel in time...)
3. Little Women
4. Jane Austen
5. The Witch of Blackbird Pond


The One : review

by: Kiera Cass

I finally finished The One. I was enjoying it but it wasn’t ToO amazing. I wanted to know who America chooses though so I read the last book as well.
Also i just found out that she's continuing the series with a fourth and maybe fifth book!

If you don’t know what it’s about here is what GoodReads says:
For thirty-five girls, the Selection is the chance of a lifetime. The opportunity to escape the life laid out for them since birth. To be swept up in a world of glittering gowns and priceless jewels. To live in a palace and compete for the heart of gorgeous Prince Maxon.

But for America Singer, being Selected is a nightmare. It means turning her back on her secret love with Aspen, who is a caste below her. Leaving her home to enter a fierce competition for a crown she doesn't want. Living in a palace that is constantly threatened by violent rebel attacks.

It’s a perfect story if you like the Bachelor and things like that. What I found annoying though was the main character! America was irritating me by choosing both and then other and then the other! I loved the other one and argh it frustrated me! Was it only me? She could have done things much faster and had everything over with.

I liked the other competitors, I liked hating some that is. And I think she executed well with the plot and got everything to fit nicely.

This book really tied things up and made me like the series all much more. The character building was getting there and towards the end I was gasping while reading.


Top 5 Wednesday

December 10

1. Harry Potter!
2. Statistical Probability of Love at First Sight/Anna and the French Kiss/Isla and the Happily Ever After/If I Stay (any of these when I feel like reading a cheesy book in between series)
3. Gallagher Girls
4. Heist Society
5. Goose Girl


Oz : Book vs. Movie

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Book vs. Movie (Pt. 6)

As a child when I first saw this movie I was slightly scared to be honest! I found the straw man creepy! That's pretty much everything I remember from wathcing it when I was small...

I decided to read the first book in this series as my classic for some month.
The movie did change a lot of things, but I didn\t mind that much. Both were entertaing and all but as usual the book was better, and this time way better. I was a bit sad about that since the book was so fun to read. It was short and jolly and I was missing that from the movie.

As for the newer movie version Oz the Great and Powerful I really enjoyed that. It was definetly not the same story, not even trying to e, but it was in th esame world with the same(ish) characters. I also really liked how they incorporated scenes from the book that the first movie did not (correct me if I\m wrong). Even so the book was again better.

Which movie did I like better? I\d say the latter. But then again it was not jolly like what I wanted from the first one so am I right to comapre them if they are that different, with different approaches to viewers? I don\t know but on an enjoyment level i\d have to stick to my answer.
Any opinions?


Read This Month


1. 5th wave 1/2
2. Paper Towns
3. Two Lies and a Spy (TBR)
4. Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde (CftM)
5. Looking for Alaska
6. Dr Jekyll and mr Hyde, graphic novel
7. How to be an Alien, reread
8. Trust me I'm lying 1/3
8. Isla and the Happily ever after 1/2


Top 5 Wednesday

December 3
series titles 

1. Infernal Devices
2. The Darkest Minds
3. Variants
4. The Remnant Chronicles
5. Rebel Belle


Bookish Tattoo Ideas

None of these pictures are mine, all from google, so if any are yours just mail me and I'll delete them. :)

Not that I will be getting one any time soon I saw this really cool tattoo and I thought: huh I should do a post about bookish ones. And so I did. Though this is more of a ramble.

1. Simple book stack or one book that is open- my first thought
2. The Harry Potter triangle thing or the 9 1/3 thing!
3. A popular one has been the glasses and then Harrys scar... that's cute
4. Maurauders map stuff... Like little footsteps or the 'up to no good' thing...
original5. Uuuu or a Doctor Who one!
6. At this moment I decided to google and do research
7. Why am I numbering this stuff...
8.  I love the font! But I don't want it to say always though...
9. Or just one that says something like "Just one more chapter" or "book junkie" or just "chapters" (like books and chapters of your life...)
10. So this was suprisingly more fun than fun. And something different and stuff :)
Any ideas you guys?
Hugs, Sally


Top 5 Wednesday

November 26
Books Over 500 Pages

Apparently I don't read that long books! Wow this was hard... 1. Little Women (450...)
2. Kiss of Deception (492...)
3. Emerald Green (464...)
4. Clockwork Princess (576)
5. and Harry Potter :)


My Short Reviews Plan

I've been wanting to do more reviews here but they take time. So I decided to start making some VeRy short ones. Maybe two or three at a time that is. I'm not sure how this is going to go so I'll be asking you guys.

Way 1. Should I make ones that answer always the same 5 questions?
Like did it keep you reading and reading, was the world well thought, did the characters grow during it, writing style, who would I recommend it to and how many stars.

Way 2. Should I write only five sentences and sum the whole thing up. Like what was it about, good things, bad things.

Way 3. Telling amounts of what it had and nothing about what it was about. Like did it have humor, romance, action, friendships...

Or I could swap between them always and do one of each for a post or a couple...
Let me know what you guys think :)
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Top 5 Wednesday

November 19
Rebellion Groups
How inventive! But I don't think I'll think of five...

1. Legend
2. Kiss of deception?
3. Never Fade
4. Ruby Red (technically I guess it does)
5. The Selection (kinda I guess. Not like I liked them but I liked hating them)


Book Haul

I don't usually do these, but decided to make one from the last two orderes recently. The other one I just got from the mail so jay!



Top 5 Wednesday

November 12

Are you seriously gonna make me choose FiVe!

1. Harry and Ginny
2. Lia and the guy she ends up with, won\t spoil it  (Kiss of deception)
3. Hadley and Oliver (Stat. Prob.)
4. Ani and Geric (Goose Girl)
5. Cammie and Zach (Gallagher Girls)
And just fyi these might be because I have read some resently and so love them or then all time ones...
I also feel like I'm missing someone important! Argh...
Anyway have a lovely week :)


A Book Store I Loved

A Book Store I Loved

As I mentioned in my review for Legend I went to this amazing bookstore in Italy. From further investigation I found pictures online from it and wanted to share my experience there, even though from lack of time I didn't even buy anything.
So I was on my way to Rome I think, and either from where I left or in Rome, the train station had this bookstore.

So here is a picture from there (which I found online):

As you can see it had two floors and the walls were made from glass so you could see everywhere. All the books, if I remember correctly, were in english. There were setions for classics, childrens books, YA, historical, travel guides, and many many more.

I guess what mde this bookstore even more pleasant was the niceness of the staff. I always think that it is important to have them smile and help and make it a place where people can fall in love with books.
Another important thing for bookstores is to make it cozy yet arranged! Too many times I see one which seems cold with strict sections and everything the same, but thenn we also see those which are clusters. From these clusters you can find hideen treasures but not all of us have the time always. So a good in between is my favorite.

Independent bookstores are becoming more and more scarce. And I both wanting to give them money and wanting books I have had on my lists that I can't get from there... It can be a struggle. But I do tend to want to support independent bookstores, don't get me wrong. I just don't do it as often as I'd like. Also the opportunities where I live are limited to pretty much there being none of those bookstores.

Well I need to go so have a lovely week all you lovely people!


Top 5 Wednesday

November 5
Red Covers

:They all fall down
:Ruby Red
:Crown of Midnight
:Half Bad
:Agatha Christie: and then there was none


Read This Month


1. Soul Surfer (TBR)
2. Four
3. Emerald Green
4. Kiss of Deception
.5 Harry Potter and the half blood prince (reread)
.6 The statistical probability of love at first sight (reread)
7. Frankenstein (CotM)
8. The Falconer
9. Is everyone hanging out without me? (And other concerns)
10. The Shadow Society
11. Vampire Academy, graphic novel
12. Stormbreaker, graphic novel
13. Point Blanc, graphic novel
14. Skeleton Key, graphic novel
15. Eagle Strike, graphic novel
16. The Red Pyramid, graphic novel
17. 5th Wave 1/2

Question for you guys, do I count the graphic novels for my '100 books this year' thing? I'm thinking no, maybe, yes?

Legend : review

by: Marie Lu

The first time I saw this book it was in this really cool international book store, in a railway station, in Italy! It was one of the most amazing bokstores I had been to! But I needed to catch a trail to Rome, so I ended up buying...nothing. But I did see Legend on my way out. On the train I then went to goodreads and was extremely intrigued. I bought it then on my next trip to England I think.
I was searching to see if I could find any pictures of the bookstore... Maybe I can do a post later?

9275658So what Goodreads says about Legend:
What was once the western United States is now home to the Republic, a nation perpetually at war with its neighbors. Born into an elite family in one of the Republic's wealthiest districts, fifteen-year-old June is a prodigy being groomed for success in the Republic's highest military circles. Born into the slums, fifteen-year-old Day is the country's most wanted criminal. But his motives may not be as malicious as they seem.

From very different worlds, June and Day have no reason to cross paths - until the day June's brother, Metias, is murdered and Day becomes the prime suspect. Caught in the ultimate game of cat and mouse, Day is in a race for his family's survival, while June seeks to avenge Metias's death. But in a shocking turn of events, the two uncover the truth of what has really brought them together, and the sinister lengths their country will go to keep its secrets.

This book has a very high rating of over four stars on goodreadss. So I was wanting to read it even though later on, from buying it, I was getting more and more unsure if the book was for me. So I read it and was pleasantly suprised. so was it a good thign to doubt it and then be pleasantly suprised? Or should I have picked it up immediatly and maybe thought bad of it? Well not the latter I can tell you.

So to the reviewy part. I'll keep this one short. And actually shorter than that since I have a new thing I'll be trying out. Will be coming a post in a few weeks on that as well.
So this book. It didn't wow me, but it did suprise me. Multiple times. There was always something going on and keeping my interest. I loved that about it. But the story line itself was, I don't know how to phrase this. It was slightly I don't know. It was different, which was a good thing. It had romance action, great. It was fiction but no fantasy-e. I guess the thing that it could happen didn't make the best of book for ME that is. I usually don't care about that fact but I guess that stuck to me with this? Maybe, I don't even know.


Top 5 Wednesday

October 29th
Books you'd recommend for halloween

1. Coraline
2. Leaving Poppy
3. Any of Poe's short stories
4. Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll and mr. Hyde
5. Frankenstein


Emerald Green : review

by: Kerstin Gier

I finally got this book in the mail, and read it! I know it's been out for some time, and you might be suprised I only got it now since I love the series. I just love it so much i didn't want it to end. Since this is indeed the last book I felt like I didn't want to read it just yet. But I did and it was so good.

One thing I love about this series is the idea of it. Now if you don't know about it you might not want to read this since I'll be talking about the third and last book.

Also the balance between romance and action is done well for this type of book, of being both not mainly one or the other.
The main character is someone I really like but I don't love Gideon. I didn't mind him and I did like him but I could have loved him more I guess. That is the only negative thing I have to say about this book, and I know multiple people love him so I'm sure anyone interested will love these books.

I was pleasantly suprised how this series was concluded since I was afraid it would leave of still partly open. I also loved the ending thing where the thing about you know B :) I found that to be a lovely thing since that person was one of my favorites! Humble and helpful.
You guys were wondering if I had a Tumblr and yes I do.
The name is Booksonal (blog is A True Bibliophile)
Here is the link: http://booksonal.tumblr.com/


Top 5 Wednesday

October 22nd
Favorite titles

1. Etiquette and Espionage
>The title tells it all
2. Never Fade
>I LoVe how the trilogy forms a sentence
3. Kiss of Deception
>SO intruiging
4. Shadow Society
>suspicious yet fun
5. The Statistical Probability of Love at First Sight
>Cheesy as what! Buuut I kinda like it


Little Women : review

by: Louisa May Alcott

1934As my classic for July I read Little Women since a dear friend loves it and I had yet to read it. She, the friend of mine, has had this book as her favorite classic for ages and it was time I read it.

What Goodreads says:
In picturesque nineteenth-century New England, tomboyish Jo, beautiful Meg, fragile Beth, and romantic Amy come of age while their father is off to war.

First of all I shall say I adored this book. Though it had multiple characters, get to them in a bit, I seemed to remember how each was progressing which, for me, was quite new. So the characters, I can just simply say I liked others and not some. Then again that was my biggest minus I'll give this book and that is just my opinion. Another minus would have been how these people didn't progress in thoughts only actions. But I won't say that's a min us since it tied into the book quite nicely. You might understand better if you had read it.

I will keep this one shorter, but first I shall end it in a better tone. I want to thank you all, my dear readers I have gotten messages from you guys and they really make my day :) I really appreciate that.
Also keep the suggestions coming.


Top 5 Wednesday

October 15th
Books that you weren't expecting to like but did

1. Hex hall

>I was just iffy about it trying to be like harry potter
2. Cardturner
> I picked it up becaue I loved holes. Even though it didn't seem too much like my type of a book, I liked it.
3. Cheaper by the dozen
> It's non-fiction and I don't read that, but I quite liked it.
4. Leaving poppy
> I've talked about this before, but: 1. it's horror, 2. that's not my thing, 3. it was actullay a pleasant read
5. Legend
> I was sure I'd like this book when I bought it, then right before I started reading it I started doubting it... And when I read it: it was better than I though but not ToO great. I'll probably make a review for it.


The Host: Book vs. Movie

Book vs. Movie (Pt. 5)
I'm sure most of you have heard of this Stephenie Meyer book. I read it on a long train ride to and from. I still hadn't come to read it in the years it has been out. I guess it was for my dislike for aliens in books. I don't know why I do dislike them but after a friend suggested me reading this book next I decided to take a try. Why not really. So I read it. And I liked it.
I'll keep this part, of the books pros and cons, short:
+ The pace of things kept me reading
- The confusion about one person being two and having someone to love for both...

After I finished this book I went ahead and watched the movie. I must say I might have liked it even a bit more. Though I did like it more because of the fact that it was less confusing. Then again if I had seen it before reading it I would have thought the other way.

The movie changed a lot of the things the book had. Some parts I really liked and they cut them out, but other scenes the movie had which I liked and the book didn't have.

One thing I also must ask, how is she going to continue on with he series? It came out a long time ago and I think it ended in a good way. Can't some books just be left as a only one. I sometimes find that many series could be cut and ended earlier. Like the  Mortal Instruments could have stayed as a trilogy and i would have liked that. So with this I am a bit skeptical. Maybe I am being too harsh but many trilogies could be stand-alones. There are ofcourse those that have been good series and I am happy that they continued but I really like stand-alones too.


Top 5 Wednesday

October 8th
Female Characters

How can I pick only 5? These are NoT in order. I feel like I'm missing someone...
> from the Harry Potter series
2. Ruby
>from The Darkest Minds
3. Cassie
>from Naturals
4. Gwenyth
>from Ruby Red
5. Tessa
>from Impostor


Alice in Zombieland : review

11300302by: Gena Showalter

The white rabbit chronicles is a very separate story from the Alice in Wonderland which it is retelling. It has a lot of twists and is slightly like the other in various little ways. Like the chapter names and the fact that she does get lost into another world, well kinda, and there is some rabbity followings of sorts. And I have to say beautiful cover!

Goodreads's thing-ma-jic:
Had anyone told Alice Bell that her entire life would change course between one heartbeat and the next, she would have laughed. From blissful to tragic, innocent to ruined? Please. But that’s all it took. One heartbeat. A blink, a breath, a second, and everything she knew and loved was gone.

Her father was right. The monsters are real….

To avenge her family, Ali must learn to fight the undead. To survive, she must learn to trust the baddest of the bad boys, Cole Holland. But Cole has secrets of his own, and if Ali isn’t careful, those secrets might just prove to be more dangerous than the zombies….

I wish I could go back and do a thousand things differently.
I'd tell my sister no.
I'd never beg my mother to talk to my dad.
I'd zip my lips and swallow those hateful words.
Or, barring all of that, I'd hug my sister, my mom and my dad one last time.
I'd tell them I love them.
I wish... Yeah, I wish.

I saw the book in the library and hadn't heard anything about it. The thing that cought my eye was the fact that it's a fairytale retelling! I LoVe them! So I read it and I did like the book overall. The text flowed and from the very beginning there was no slowing down. I read it in a day and I had a blast!
But it did have its faults as most do. Some scenes were irrelevant to the plot and in my opinion could have been erased. I also disliked the fact of her being appealed to the tough guys because of their appearances...



Read This Month


Unfortunately for my reading I am in High School, so I had my test weeks during this month. That's my explanation for my lack of reading, too much...
I hope I can achieve my goal of 100 books this year though! I am right on track (76/100 and 76/75 for the calculations at the end of September). Though there will be another grouping of tests before Christmas holidays and I will be behind on the 100 but I'm hoping during Christmas, before New Years eve, I will be cought up again :) That's the plan atleast...

1. Gardens of Water 1/2
2. Ruby Redfort
3. Mind Games
4. Perfect Lies
5. Amy and Roger's Epic Detour (TBR)
6. The Giver (CotM)
7. Nobody

Top 5 Wednesday

October 1st
Terrible Covers

1. Survive
2.The Naturals
3. The Pretty Little Liars
4. Delirium
5. Iron King

As you can see from these five covers I am not a fan of people on covers. I am not saying I don't like any cover with a face on it, but I do prefer ones without.



Book Organizing

Something New

So I decided, upon getting your requests, to do kind of an organization/TBR pile post.
Now mainly I catagorize my books in an alphabetical order, by author. And also I have separated my read and not read to different shelves. In my TBR shelf though I have multiple different systems, which I will get to.

So first my ´read´ shelf thingy:
It is basically a really long shelf, from Ikea, that has almost all the books I own and have read.
They are all in alphabetical order by author as I mentioned.
>Also, I say almost all because I have a place for the Harry Potter series (picture above) elsewhere and a small self with books I love from when I was smaller.
2nd and 3rd
So then to my huge TBR pile! I was looking at them and decided to organize them again, so these pictures are from when I was working. Usually when I pick what to read next I choose based on what genre I fele like reading so I decided to organize them based on that thought.

First pile: Classics

Second pile: Stand-alones

Third pile: Quick reads (short books, books I've already started, middle grade books...)

Fourth pile: Books I don't know if I'll read, anytime soon atleast. (No picture because I picked them out of the other piles after I organized them...)

Fifth pile: All the books that are part of some serie


Sixth pile: Now this is slightly complicated: continuation books. So for example I have read four PLL books. The fifth one is in the fifth pile and the sixth and seventh ones are in this pile. So the fifth pile only consists of only the one and next one in some series I would read. If I own the next ones they go into this pile. This helps me see what book to read next, for it is not that long of a list if the whole serie is not there!

Seventh pile: Books I have in Finnish. (classics and non are separated also...)

Eigth pile: Books I am planning on reading next which is  ASAP for most.

These piles I then put onto a bookshelf, in parts.

And I think that's about all of them... It seems like a whole lot now... But the TBR jar is working on that though! So jay books.


Top 5 Wednesday

September 24th
Non YA Books

I had been waiting for this one! Since a large amount of what I read is YA, it was interesting to see what was in the minority, of non-YA.

1. Cheaper by the dozen
2. The Princess Bride
3. Pride and Prejudice
4. Half Magic
5. Babe


Leaving Poppy : review

By: Kate Cann

501692If you have been reading this blog for a longer amount of time you must be aware that I don't read horror books. Sure I watch Hannibal and shows like NCIS but that is a different kind of horror for me. I enjoy watching those but in books I need to create what I see. Not that that makes any sense... Anyway so nope horror isn't my thing.
Now a while ago I decided I would try out a horror book. I decided on this book since I already owned it and it didn't seem too creepy. So I started and it was fine. It was quite creepy I must say but I managed! I will say that I won't be reading another horror book anytime soon...

Goodreads's thing-ma-jic:
Amber's forging a new life for herself, when suddenly she falls ill and her family come to look after her. However, something in the house responds to Poppy's presence, something malign and threatening. Evil seems to permeate everywhere and Amber thinks she might never be able to escape.

If you want to expand the genres you read and move to horror I think this is an optimal book to start with. It gives a good amount horror. Even though the text really brings out the creepiness it is softened up by the likeliness of it all...


Top 5 Wednesday

 September 17th
Author Blurbs on a Book
(When an author blurbs something great that ends up quoted on the cover or back cover of a new book)

I decided to take only blurbs by authors I have read something by. And so my list became shorter.

1.Melissa Marr on Never Fade
'Riveting, emotional read that kept me on the edge'
2. Ally Carter on The Naturals
'Page turning thrill ride'
3.John Green on Eleanor and Park
4.Kiersten White on Divergent
'A heart-pounding debut'
5.Marie Lu on Etiquette and Espionage


A to Z Bookish Survey

Author you have most books from
           Ally Carter (9)
Best sequel ever
           Never Fade or Sapphire Blue
Currently reading
            Perfect lies
Drink of choice when reading
            Coffee or Tea
E-book or physical book
Fictional character you would have dated in high-school
            Any nerd...
Glad you gave this book a chance
           Leaving Poppy (Horror so no thanks but it was fine)
Hidden Gem
           Pride and Prejudice
Important movement in reading life
           Going to YA
Just finished
           Mind Games
Kinda books you won't read
           Horror (I have read one so far)
Longest book you've read
           Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix?
Major book hangover because of
          Gallagher Girl series
Number of book cases you own
          2 but three shelves on walls
One book you've read multiple times
           Harry Potter series
Preferred place to read
           My bed
Quote that inspires you/gives you all the feels from a book you've read
           For the 1st part of the question: Accept who you are, unless you're a serial killer.
           For the 2nd: Okay? Okay.
Reading regret
          Summer of the Wolves
Series started you won't finish (series already come out)
Three all-time fave books
          You'll need to check out my other posts for that
Unapologetic fangirl for
          Harry Potter
Very excited for this release
          Kiss of Deception
Worst bookish habit
          Staying up...
X spot 27th book on shelf
          On my TBR shelf: Skylark
          On my Read shelf: The Tale of Despereaux
Your latest book purchase
          Little Women
Zzz last book that kept you way late
          Never Fade


Top 5 Wednesday

September 10th 
Series You Won't Finish

I made a list already in a old post: DNF. It consisted of these and more:
1. Matched
2. Warriers
3. Pretty Little Liars
4. Gifted
5. Ruby Redfort


Lucky Books

A Rambling Story

So this week I decided to do something new. I'm going to tell you a story- a true one that is, which happend to me a couple weeks back. It was around the time of my sisters birthday...

...So I was going around an old book store, shocker right, and I found two books I wanted. The Adventures of Tom Sawyer and Huckleberry Finn both by mark Twain. (For those like me who want to know which editions they were back from 1960 and 1944). They were not in teh best of conditions, the others spine was coming off, but I still bought them. Partly because I wanted to give money to an independant bookstore, which had a lovely lady at the counter, and then cause I just really wanted them!

*** Rewind a couple days forward***
I was placing the books onto my shelves, after a long time of moving bits aroud since all my classics didn't fit into that one boxy thingy. And as I was sitting on my chair staring at my books, holding those two new books in my hands, flipping the pages around addmiring them, looking where to place them-- I saw it.

...Flashback to the past (backstory at this point): When my sister and I were small we liked to look for four-leaf clovers. The things is we never found any. Not a single one. Nada. Sigh, back to the book.

It was right there in the corner of my eye, and then the page turned again. Was I imagining it? I flip back again and again without seeing it again. Again and again and then I see it again: A four-leaf clover. I think back to the time looking for them with my sister. And there one is perfectly pressed.

I had finally found one. Now yes I found one, not from nature but what is the propability of finding one between a book at a store. All I can say is lower than from nature!

I then wrote a quote with a quill and put the clover next to it in a frame, to give to my sister as part of her birthday present.

Later that day, from the same book, I found another one pressed which I have yet to frame with a quote.

Which quote should I pick?


Top 5 Wednesday

September 3rd
Fictional Schools You'd Want to Attend

1. Hogwarts! Who wouldn't.
2. Hex Hall
3. Finishing School in Etiquette & Espionage
4. Gallagher Academy for Exeptional Young Women
5. Classified program of FBI in The Naturals


Read This Month


1. Never Fade 1/2
2. Iron Knight
3. Why We Broke Up
4. Half Bad (TBR)
5. Emma (CotM)
6. We Were Liars
7. Shatter Me
8. Maze Runner
9. Gardens of Water1/2


Anna and the French Kiss : review

by: Stephanie Perkins

6936382I was in the mood for a happy contemporary book. And so I picked up this book, and I found it to be great!
Before reading this book I had heard a lot of positive things, not too much to give extremely high expectations though so that was nice. It seemed like a perfectly cute summery read, and that it was.
The book started out very nicely and it made me want to read more and more and more and just swallow up the whole book. I didn't exactly read it in one sitting but during the course of one day yes.

So what is it about? Goodreads says this (I cut out the spoilery bits and added what I thought it needed:)
Anna is looking forward to her senior year in Atlanta, where she has a great job, a loyal best friend, and a crush on the verge of becoming more. Which is why she is less than thrilled about being shipped off to boarding school in Paris--thanks to her father.
She is miserable until she finds out that the people she has met there can be friends to her. Lets not forget about √Čtienne St. Clair. Smart, charming,beautiful, √Čtienne has it all...including a serious girlfriend. 

The writing style was both descriptive and not- leaving space to think for your own. So the writing style was to my liking and so were the characters and setting. I LoVeD that they were in France and I liked all the characters which was new to me! Even the ones I doubt everyone did... Anna became my favorite character even though at times I wanted to shout to her and show that what is happening isn't all bad.

This book is a first in a series. Well technically, see they are more like companion novels to each other. Even so I will definitely want to continue on on new adventures by Stephanie. I recommend it to all the contemporary romance book lovers, ones who like cute summer reads and those who are in want of expanding what they read. From this book you might find a new favorite :)

Love & Hugs,