Sisterhood Of the Worlds Bloggers

Hey everyone! I recently got nominated by The Outsidehook (thank you!) for the Sisterhood of the Worlds which is basically a tag where you answer questions about yourself and then nominate other bloggers for it.

The rules are:

1. Thank the blogger who nominated you and link to their blog.

2. Answer the questions that the blogger who nominated you has provided.

3. Nominate ten other bloggers (I am choosing only four-can’t think of many)

4. Create ten questions for your nominees and notify them of their nomination.

Questions from the outsidehook:

  1.  What’s your favorite TV show? I’m going to say Psych because I find crime television shows fascinating.
  2. Chocolate or Vanilla? Chocolate all the way!!
  3. What book character would you bring to life? -and what role would they have in your life? I would definitely want to bring Hermione Granger to life because I love Harry Potter and Hermione seems like she would be a good friend.
  4. Pick a place, any place, to travel to or to live. I definitely want to live in London in the future because I’ve been there once and I loved it. Also, I feel like one can never run out of things to do in London.
  5. Favorite animated film? (Disney, Pixar, Dreamwork, etc) Definitely Inside-Out because the comedy is great!
  6. What’s a big part of your personality that people wouldn’t know about you just from reading your blog? I definitely pride myself on the ability to make others laugh. However, that may or may not come across in this blog because my blog is less conversational and more information-based.
  7. Favorite ship? (my favorite question of all time) Rachel and Mycroft from Every Breath by Ellie Marney. I don’t really have an idea of what their ship name would be and I don’t want to ruin it…
  8. What is your spirit animal? I can never actually answer this question. It’s like asking me what my patronus would be…
  9. How long have you been blogging? And what is your favorite thing about it? I’ve been blogging for about a year and a half and my favorite thing about it is getting recommendations from other bloggers and discovering new blogs.
  10. Got any celebrity crushes? Nah. I tend to occupy myself with the one at school just fine.   😉

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My questions for other bloggers:

  1. Favorite book series?
  2. Ice cream or Popsicles?
  3. What is your blog focused on?
  4. Favorite movie?
  5. What is your favorite thing about blogging?
  6. What would be one thing you could eat forever?
  7. What made you interested in blogging/would you recommend it?
  8. If you could talk to any author, who would it be? What questions would you ask them?
  9. If you could go into any book, which one and why?
  10. What is your favorite of the Seven Wonders of the World?

My nominations:

Forwards and Bookwords

Book Minx Reads

Book Junkies

Bonfire Books

Stacks of books

BOOKS!!!

 

June Recap

Okay this month had by far, the greatest number of reviews this year. Summer break has given me great opportunities for reading books and writing reviews!

My favorites this month were definitely The One and The Elite by Kiera Cass!

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Book Review: Paint Me A Monster by Janie Baskin

Rating: 3 out of 5 stars

Genre: Fiction

Age Recommendation: 14 and up

This book was very unnerving because it was centered around child abuse. When I first picked up the book, that was not what I imagined it would be about. Also, I found the book was confusing because the first hundred or so pages spanned six years (but there was no chronology) so I found it difficult to keep up with the story.

Paint Me A Monster

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Margo and her older sister Liz are surprised to see another being enter their house- a baby boy named Evan. Evan is a chubby boy and their mother, Rosa, makes it very clear that she loves Evan and Liz the most. Margo is more of a forgotten child and she is somewhat content that way.

Until her mother starts taking out her anger about her impending divorce on Margo. Margo is punched, slapped, and verbally abused by her mother but nobody, not even her grandparents, will believe her. Margo’s sister knows about all of this but turns a blind eye so as to not lose her mother’s favor.

Eventually, Margo starts starving herself and performing poorly in class. Her mother takes Margo to a psychologist where she calls Margo a “monster.” Upon hearing this, Margo explodes with emotion, proving to the psychologist that she is indeed a monster.

Now, Margo has nobody but her brother. However, he drifts away from her as well. To make matters worse, Margo’s father marries a beautiful lady with two daughters and a son, and no longer has time for Margo.

Will Margo be able to live with this broken family?


If you like to read this book, you can purchase it here: Paint Me a Monster

My 2015 Reading Challenge: The Halfway Mark

So it’s been exactly six months since I’ve announced my 2015 Reading Challenge, so today, I decided to post an update on how it’s going. In addition, my parents are no longer participating in this challenge 😦 but I would still like recommendations for books in the categories that I have not read yet.

As of now, I have finished 12/30 books in my 2015 Reading Challenge. However, school’s out now so hopefully I will be able to write more reviews!

 

A book that makes you cry- The Fault In Our Stars by John Green and Maybe One Day by Melissa Kanter

A book involving a fly

A book recommended by a friend

A book in your house you still haven’t read- A Good American by Alex George

A book more than 500 pages- The Iliad by Homer

A book that’s okay for all ages

A book with a person you find cool

A book set in high school

A book with some bad reviews

A book that looks like a snooze- Dear Anjali by Melissa Glen Haber

A book you can finish in a day- Wheels Of Change by Darlene Beck Jacobson

A play- Diary of Anne Frank (at school)

A book set during Christmas

A book written by an author with the same initials

A book your mom loves

A book with a love triangle

A book with a one-word title- Smile by Raina Telgemeier and Sisters by Raina Telgemeier

A book that’s actually a bother

A book written by a female author- North of Beautiful by Justina Chen Headley

A book more than 100 years old

A book with a cover of gold

A book that got published this year

A book about your greatest fear- Coraline by Neil Gaiman

A book based on a true story

A book that’s a little bit gory

A book written by someone over 50

A book with a character that’s shifty

A book with non-human characters- Barron’s Dog Training Bible by Andrea Arden

A book involving some actors- Finally by Wendy Mass

AND… A trilogy to sum it all uppp!- The Selection trilogy by Kiera Cass

Book Review: Free to Fall by Lauren Miller

Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

Genre: Fiction

Age Recommendation: 14 and up

I loved this book but I felt that there were several unnecessary plot twists and that took away from the book.

Free To Fall

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Rory Vaughn lives in a world of technology. A world where there are apps that make decisions for you. A world where intuition is something to be frowned upon and rationality means letting devices make all the choices for you.

Rory isn’t a huge fan of technology and sees no reason to use an app to make all of her decisions. In addition, the Doubt (i.e., intuition) starts speaking to Rory as soon as she gets into a prestigious college. Once there, Rory find out that she is a genius and one of the smartest kids the school has seen in decades.

However, in class, Rory gets good grades because she listens to the Doubt instead of ignoring it. This makes one of her teachers suspicious and eager to get Rory expelled because a person isn’t supposed to heed the Doubt.

Moreover, Rory realizes that there’s something that’s not quite right about her school. People are becoming overly dependent on technology and her best friend turns out to be a spy working for an evil teacher. Then Rory learns something that may endanger her life and the lives of others.

Will she survive?

If you would like to read this book, you can purchase it here: Free to Fall

Book Review: The Heir by Kiera Cass (Book Four of the Selection Series)

Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

Genre: Fiction

Age Recommendation: 14 and up

This book was a lot more appealing to me because it was written from the point of view of a princess rather than the prince. However, this book had a cliffhanger and Ms. Cass just has to write another one now. Also, there are two fantastic book covers for this book so I’m going to include them both!

Feel free to comment and tell me which one you like better!

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The future queen of Illea is standing in front of her people, ready to announce the biggest decision of her life: there will be another Selection. All of the crowd is astounded as there have only ever been Selections for princes- not princesses. However, what nobody realizes is that the Selection is only a way to divert attention from the impending war.

Princess Eadlyn’s parents have almost begged her to host another Selection to distract the people. Eadlyn has no choice but to give in, lest the subjects of their kingdom lose faith in the royal family. Eadlyn meets the 35 men who will compete for her heart but she is not attracted to any of them.

When a candidate for the Selection assaults her, another gets in a fight, one doesn’t know her language, and some are too forward, Eadlyn starts losing whatever confidence in the Selection she had in the first place.

Will she ever find a man to rule by her side?

If you would like to read this book, you can purchase it here: The Heir (The Selection)