Which Cover Wednesday [#21]

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Random Fact of the Day: Each year 96 billion pounds of food is wasted in the U.S.

Hello sunshines! 🔆 I think it’s been a while since I have had a good debate, so I decided to post a Which Cover Wednesday today! Which Cover Wednesday is a post hosted by Sumaya @suereadingcorner. For this post, you choose two different covers of the same book — the books can have different publishers, different formats, etc. Then you decide which one you think is more appealing. I don’t think I’ve mentioned this before, but if you guys ever have theme recommendations or recs in general for WCW, please feel free to comment them!😀 Let’s get onto the debate! ⚔

DARKTHAW BY KATE A. BOORMAN

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Uuhhh..I really don’t know for this one! I really like the font for the first cover, but the second cover has this “clean” theme going on….Hmmm…Okay, so I think I’m going to go with the first cover..Both are pretty similar to me, but if I picture both on my bookshelves, I think the first cover would look better.

SUMMER SECRETS BY JANE GREEN

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Definitely the first cover. I love that blue-ish color on the first cover, and honestly when I first saw the second cover I thought of Wendy’s, the fast-food restaurant xD I don’t know why, but I did!!

DARK MATTER BY BLAKE CROUCH

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First cover, again!! Both are along the simplistic scale, however the first seems to be more…distinctive and would definitely stand-out on my shelves.


And there we have it!! As always, your opinions are welcomed here, so feel free to let me know which ones we (dis)agreed on! Have you read Dark Matter?? Do you have any theme ideas for Which Cover Wednesday?? Chat with me!😀

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Captivating Covers [#22] | One of Many Captivating Trilogies

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Random Fact of the Day: The first product to have a bar code was Wrigley’s gum.

Hello sunshines! 🔆 It always makes me a little bit more happy when I type this post up, just because pretty book covers are amazzzzing!! Anyways, Captivating Covers is a meme created by me — @JBelkBooks. I don’t know if it’s just me, but sometimes I buy books just because of the cover. So, I created this meme to share my findings! 📚

Once a week, you can showcase ‘captivating’ book covers that you came across! They do not have to be purchased by you and they could’ve been found anywhere — bookstores, libraries, online, etc. Have fun with this and make sure to comment a link below to your own Captivating Covers!

💭 IMAGINE THIS: A fantasy series. Heck, that should’ve sold you already just because fantasy novels tend to have better covers (in my opinion). All three book covers in the trilogy are similar, which means that there wasn’t a cover change mid-series. Isn’t that a miracle?? All three are so mesmerizing that you can’t decide which one is better! Which one of the many fantasy trilogies am I referring to?

Title: The Colours of Madeleine Trilogy

Author: Jaclyn Moriarty

Genre: Young-Adult, Fantasy, Adventure

Published: (book 1) April 1st, 2013

THEY LOOK SO GOOD TOGETHER, OH MY GLOB!!! It may be because I am OBSESSED with the sky in general, but I love, love, love the color schemes used for all three. Not only that, but the font is so mystical and goes so well with the “fantasy” theme. We all know I’m not a big fantasy reader, but this trilogy would definitely be a cover-buy😉

Check out the synopsis below for A Corner of White (Book 1) by Jaclyn Moriarty!

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Friday Finds [Sept.23rd]

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Random Fact of the Day: There are 293 ways to make change for a dollar.

Hello sunshines!! It is FINALLY the end of the week and man, am I relieved!! Friday Finds is a meme hosted by @adailyrhythm. It is a chance for you to showcase the books you’ve ‘found’ and added to your TBR list! They do not have to be books you purchased and they could’ve been found anywhere — bookstores, online, library, etc. Here are my most recent finds:

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At the age of five, little orphan Heidi is sent to live with her grandfather in the Alps. Everyone in the village is afraid of him, but Heidi is fascinated by his long beard and bushy grey eyebrows. She loves her life in the mountains, playing in the sunshine and growing up amongst the goats and birds. But one terrible day, Heidi is collected by her aunt…

The Secret Garden

After losing her parents, young Mary Lennox is sent from India to live in her uncle’s gloomy mansion on the wild English moors. One day she learns of a secret garden in the grounds that no one is allowed to enter. Then Mary uncovers an old key in a flowerbed – and a gust of magic leads her to the hidden door. Slowly she turns the key…

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“Are you happy with your life?” Those are the last words Jason Dessen hears before the masked abductor knocks him unconscious. Before he awakens to find himself strapped to a gurney, surrounded by strangers in hazmat suits. Before a man Jason’s never met smiles down at him and says, “Welcome back, my friend.”…

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What isn’t written, isn’t remembered. Even your crimes.
Nadia lives in the city of Canaan, where life is safe and structured, hemmed in by white stone walls and no memory of what came before. But every twelve years the city descends into the bloody chaos of the Forgetting, a day of no remorse, when each person’s memories – of parents, children, love, life, and self – are lost. Unless they have been written…

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My name is Chloe Saunders and my life will never be the same again. All I wanted was to make friends, meet boys, and keep on being ordinary. I don’t even know what that means anymore. It all started on the day that I saw my first ghost – and the ghost saw me. Now there are ghosts everywhere and they won’t leave me alone. To top it all off, I somehow got myself locked up in Lyle House, a “special home” for troubled teens. Yet the home isn’t what it seems…

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The Book Blogger Test! | Tag

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Random Fact of the Day: Blue eyes are the most sensitive to light.

Hello sunshines! Today I am here to post the Book Blogger Test! This is yet another tag that I wasn’t necessarily…tagged for but hey, it’s a free country! With that being said, if by the end of this tag you are interested in posting it yourself, feel free to consider yourself tagged!🙂

What are your top three book pet hates?

  1. Cover change in the middle of a series (like what, why????!)
  2. People who are careless with books: don’t get me wrong, everyone has their own preferences with their books and I completely understand, but when it comes to MY books I’m like…*rips eyes out when borrowed book comes back ruined*
  3. Being interrupted when reading: I’M READING LEAVE ME ALONE!!!!

Describe your perfect reading spot

Some place really comfy — it doesn’t even have to be inside, it just has to be a place where I can get comfortable.

Tell us three book confessions

  1. I have not read the Harry Potter series and I have not seen the films.
  2. I don’t go to libraries because I don’t trust myself — I will end up keeping the book and not returning it…especially if it’s one that I came to love…
  3. I often judge a book by its cover — someone take me away to book jail.

When was the last time you cried during a book?

Okay, so I just finished reading Me Before You and I TEARED, however the last time I legit cried was when reading All the Bright Places sometime in May/June😥

How many books are on your bedside table?

Let me count real quick…6! Most of them are review copies because I am SO behind on those, so they are kind of like a reminder to myself.

What is your favourite snack to eat while you’re reading?

I don’t really eat and read, but when I do it’s usually something like goldfish. I’ll drink something while reading but eating is another story…is that weird?

Name three books you would recommend to everyone

  1. Looking for Alaska by John Green
  2. All the Bright Places by Jennifer Niven
  3. Eleanor and Park by Rainbow Rowell

Show us a picture of your favourite bookshelf on your bookcase

Write how much books mean to you in just three words

A Beautiful Paradise (that is still an extreme understatement but that’s all I can think of right now)❤❤❤

What is your biggest reading secret?

Ummm…well it won’t be a secret after I say it but……..I used to read the last page of a book when I was in the middle of reading it. I don’t know why, but I did..lol.

And that is the end to the Book Bloggers Test! Don’t forget to chat with me down below in the comments. What are you biggest pet peeves when it comes to things bookish? See any of your favorite books on my shelves?🙂

Thanks for reading and I’ll see you next time…

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Top Ten Tuesday [#30]

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Random Fact of the Day: Dirty snow melts faster than clean.

Hello sunshines!! Are you all having a great week so far?? I had my second quiz this week and it’s ONLY Tuesday, so I’m interested (not really) in what the rest of this school week has for me:/ Anyways, Top Ten Tuesday is a weekly meme hosted by The Broke and the Bookish. Each week I will post a new Top Ten List. This list includes topics such as ‘my top ten favorite authors’ or ‘my top ten books of this month’. The topics will change, so make sure you stay tuned for each week!

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I love music. Music keeps me sane, along with books and painting. And when it comes to picking favorite songs, that is like picking my favorite flavor of ice cream (I love all flavors of ice cream soo..). But, I decided to put myself to the test and pick ONLY ten recent favorite songs!! Let’s go to it😉

[1.] ALL THE HAMILTON SONGS: Okay, I kind of cheated for this one, but oh well. I’m a rebel. It’s quite impossible for me to pick a favorite Hamilton song, so why not the entire album??

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[2.] TOUCH by Nick Jonas: Ever since I went to the Future Now Concert with Demi Lovato & Nick, I have appreciated Nick’s music SO much more!!

[3.] COLORING by Kevin Garret: This song is absolutely beautiful and VERY catchy, so I definitely recommend Garret!! He is pretty underrated, so if you like Coloring, consider checking out Control & Never Knock, too!!

[4.] CHASING PAVEMENTS by Adele: I love Adele — she is one of my queens. This is only ONE of my favorite songs by her, though!!❤

[5.] BODY SAY by Demi Lovato: Again, another queen. Demi slays my whole life — loved her since 2010!! And this song…this song is just amazing.

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[6.] SOMEONE NEW by Hozier: Ever since my lover, Ed Sheeran, left for a break back in 2015, I’ve been looking for some type of “filler” for him, and Hozier is definitely that. I love Hozier’s music — it is so raw and honest and even Live he is AMAZING. (I haven’t seen him Live but I have listened to his Live songs on Spotify)

[7.] THINKING OUT LOUD by Ed Sheeran: Speaking of Ed, here’s one of my ALL time favorites of his. Everyone seems to know this song, but it’s really just THAT good. I love Ed, just like I love my pizza (that doesn’t make any sense but let’s just go with it).

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[8.] ONE CALL AWAY by Charlie Puth: I don’t know many songs by Puth, but this one is actually really catchy and has a great tune.

[9.] A YEAR AGO TODAY by Bear’s Den: I discovered Bear’s Den a while back when I was looking for background songs for this school project, and since then I’ve been slowly but surely enjoying their music.

[10.] DON’T BE A FOOL by Shawn Mendes: Another artist that I don’t listen to too often, but I really like this new release.


And there we have it! Here you have a look at my music taste (sort of), so if you have any recommendations I am ALWAYS looking for some! I do have a Spotify account, but my Playlists aren’t really up-to-date. However, if you’d like I can definitely tell you my username if you are interested🙂 This week’s TTT was actually pretty fun, so if you posted your’s, feel free to link it in the comments so I can check it out!

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Feature with Followers [#30]

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Random Fact of the Day: Baby whales grow at an average rate of 10lbs per hour.

Hello sunshines!! I hope everyone had/is having an amazing weekend!! Today I am here to end my weekend with a Feature with Followers post!

Feature with Followers is a weekly meme created by JBelkBooks (me) in which I will be showcasing one of my AMAZING followers. This gives me an opportunity to really get to know them and give them an opportunity to get their blogs out there in the community. The way I choose my featured follower is Top Secret, so wait for your chance to be featured! [If you think there is someone out there worthy of being showcased that I haven’t shared yet, definitely shoot me something in the comments that provides the blogger’s name and URL, and I will be sure to check them out!!]

I am now accepting requests for YOU to be a Featured Follower in my Feature with Followers posts!! (Yes, YOU, reading this!!) For more details, click HERE.

ONE FOLLOWER OF MANY. WHO COULD IT BE?

  • You may know this blogger from her previous blog, Up ‘Til Midnight.
  • She is the host for #yafeministchat
  • She recently posted a review for Shatter Me by Tahereh Mafi!

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Kristen @ Kaycee Writes!!

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ABOUT KRISTEN: Hello! My name’s Kristen Carter. I’m a twenty-something college student. I’m studying to be a publicist. Besides that, I love to dabble in anything and everything creative!

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Bi-Weekly Wrap-Up! | 15 Days Till My B-Day!

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Random Fact of the Day: Black bears are not always black. They can be brown, cinnamon, yellow, and sometimes white.

Hello sunshines! It is officially the middle-ish of my birthday month, so you know what that means! I am actually really glad to be typing this up just because this month has been kind of hectic. Let’s get to it🙂

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  • School is back up and running and it’s already been stressful! I have to start registering for all these tests, attending club meetings, etc. However, it’s not as stressful as it is going to be right now, so I’m still holding on!🙂
  • Speaking of clubs, I signed up for College & Career Club & Helping Hands at my school — I am so excited!!😀
  • I went to the Future Now concert with Demi Lovato & Nick Jonas in late August!! It was SOOOOO amazing and I am SOOOOO nostalgic about it all😦 It is definitely a night that I won’t forget❤
  • My birthday is THIS month!! If you haven’t figured it out yet, my birthday is the very last day of September (so you know what that means…) (hint: more books!!!)
  • I am back from my semi-hiatus!! I truly missed you all so I am very happy to be back. I must admit it was difficult readjusting to blogging, but it was all worth it in the end!
  • I GOT THIS REALLY COOL EARLY BIRTHDAY PRESENT FROM MY PARENTS!!!! It’s a BOOK LAMP that CHANGES COLORS!! *heart eyes x1000000*

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