Monthly Archives: August 2017

Friday Finds [Aug. 25th]

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Random Quote of the Day: “Never despair; but if you do, work on in despair.” – Edmund Burke 

Hello sunshines! 🔆

HAPPY FRIDAY!! It has been a long week and I am excited that it is now the weekend!

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. I don’t know how many Finds I’ll actually be sharing today just because this week has been pretty crazy and hence, I haven’t had much time to venture through GR to discover new Finds. But anyways, here’s what I HAVE found since my last Friday Finds (:

32682118The Breakfast Club meets Pretty Little Liars, One of Us Is Lying is the story of what happens when five strangers walk into detention and only four walk out alive. Everyone is a suspect, and everyone has something to hide. Pay close attention and you might solve this. On Monday afternoon, five students at Bayview High walk into detention. Bronwyn, the brain, is Yale-bound and never breaks a rule. Addy, the beauty, is the picture-perfect homecoming princess. Nate, the criminal, is already on probation for dealing. Cooper, the athlete, is the all-star baseball pitcher. And Simon, the outcast, is the creator of Bayview High’s notorious gossip app…

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In this gorgeous companion to the acclaimed Over and Under the Snow and Up in the Garden and Down in the Dirt, Kate Messner and Christopher Silas Neal bring to life a secret underwater world. In this book, readers will discover the plants and animals that make up the rich, interconnected ecosystem of a mountain pond. Over the pond, the water is a mirror, reflecting the sky. But under the pond is a hidden world of minnows darting, beavers diving, tadpoles growing…

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Captivating Covers [#32]

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Random Quote of the Day: “Reading is to the mind what exercise is to the body.” – Sir Richard Steele

Hello sunshines! 🔆

I am back, back, back again with another Captivating Covers post!

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Title: ARISTOTLE AND DANTE DISCOVER THE SECRETS OF THE UNIVERSE

Author: Benjamin Alire Saenz

Genre: Young Adult, Realistic Fiction

Published: February 21st, 2012

Okay, if you haven’t seen this cover or even heard of this novel yet then you are living under a rock. Not only is the cover drop dead gorgeous, but it’s also a DIVERSE READ so many people have talked about it all over the media. I, myself, haven’t read this beauty but it is on my TBR! I love the font of the title and just the overall artistic feel of the cover. This novel has elements of LGBTQIA+ and Coming of Age so if you interested in those topics, feel free to read the synopsis down below!

⬇️Want to read the synopsis? Check it out below!⬇️

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The Book Titles Tag!

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Random Quote of the Day: “People always call it luck when you’ve acted more sensibly than they have.” – Anne Tyler

Hello sunshines! 🔆

The month is more than half way over so I did want to remind you all that I am currently hosting a GIVEAWAY for a $10 USD Amazon Gift Card! A second winner will be chosen if I gain 600 WP Followers AND 950 Twitter Followers! Make sure to check out my BLOGIVERSARY POST for more details and be sure to ENTER THE GIVEAWAY!!

For today’s post I will be attempting to complete THE BOOK TITLES Tag! I saw this post originally on @ Lost In A Story and it looked really fun! To complete this tag, you simply answer each question/statement with a title of a book! Let’s get started, shall we? ⬇️

1. TITLE THAT’S THE STORY OF YOUR LIFE

Image result for falling into place amy zhangI really liked Lia’s response with THE PERKS OF BEING A WALLFLOWER by Stephen Chbosky, but I didn’t want to put the same thing xD Instead, I think I’m going to go with FALLING INTO PLACE by Amy Zhang — I’d like to think that eventually things will figure themselves out and my life with fall into place!

2. TITLE THAT DESCRIBES YOUR PERFECT WEEKEND

THE REALM OF POSSIBILITY by David Levithan — an endless weekend with tons of options and possibilities to get away!

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School Has Officially Started | August BWWU

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Random Quote of the Day: “Set all things in their own peculiar place, and know that order is the greatest grace.” – John Dryden 

Hello sunshines! 🔆

This month has passed by so fast and I am ready yet not ready for the rest of this year to proceed. Let’s see what I’ve done so far this month…

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  • MY ETSY SHOP HAS LAUNCHED!! If you haven’t seen my spam on Twitter or Instagram lately, A SKETCH OF JESS is now LIVE and ready for you! I’ve gotten several forms of support from family and friends already and it is JUST the beginning! Check out my shop HERE and possibly give it a LIKE? 🎉
  • I started a Bullet Journal!! Here are some small photos of it but if you’d like to see a flip through so far let me know in the comments!

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Top Ten Tuesday [#32]

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Random Quote of the Day: “It is impossible to walk rapidly and be unhappy.” – Dr. Howard Murphy

Hello sunshines! 🔆

TOP TEN TUESDAY is finally back with new topics! In case your forgot or aren’t aware, 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! Feel free to comment or link your Top Ten Tuesday lists below and I’ll be more than happy to check them out!

This week’s topic is Top Ten Recommendations For…I chose to talk about Ten Recommendations for Diverse Readers! Now, I haven’t read a ton of Diverse Reads, but I am going to also recommend novels that you check out as well! Let’s get to it! (:

THE HATE U GIVE by Angie Thomas

This one has been streaming all over my social media feeds with promotion and rave for how awesome and well-written it is. I have yet to read this beauty even though I own it (shame on me), but I definitely recommend ALL readers to check this novel out!

WE ARE OKAY by Nina Lacour

28243032I love Lacour and her writing! And if the cover of this one doesn’t draw you in as well then you are missing out! This novel has LGBTQIA+ representation so if you are interested in venturing into that topic, this one is for you!

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OMG This Song Book Tag!

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Random Quote of the Day: “If a problem has no solution, it may not be a problem, but a fact – not to be solved, but to be coped with over time.” – Shimon Peres

Hello sunshines! 🔆

I have finally been actually tagged — it’s a miracle! Thank you to Ann @ Ann’s Reading Corner for thinking of me for this; I very much appreciate it! (:

The OMG THIS SONG Book Tag was created by Katie @ Katesbookdate, so feel free to check out her original video for details about the tag! Let’s get started!

MY JAM:
A SONG YOU MUST LISTEN TO EVERY TIME IT COMES ON, NO MATTER HOW OLD OR HOW MANY TIMES YOU’VE LISTENED TO IT / A BOOK YOU’LL NEVER GET SICK OF

📚 LOOKING FOR ALASKA by John Green —  my all time favorite book hands down. If you don’t enjoy this novel then I feel extremely sad for you I completely support your opinion! 😄

🎶 DIVE by Ed Sheeran — anything Ed Sheeran I will never get tired of because he is SO AMAZING and he MAKES ME WANT TO CRY TEARS OF HAPPINESS AND SADNESS AT THE SAME TIME!!

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THROWBACK:
A SONG THAT REMINDS YOU OF THE CRINGEST TIME OF YOUR LIFE / A BOOK THAT ALSO REMINDS YOU OF THIS TIME (OR JUST SOMETHING YOU WOULDN’T LIKE AS MUCH IF YOU PICKED IT UP FOR THE FIRST TIME NOW)

📚 THE MAZE RUNNER SERIES by James Dashner — it was an okay series and I didn’t really enjoy any of the other novels after the first one. I forced myself to finish the series lol.

🎶 SKYSCRAPER by Demi Lovato — this moment in life wasn’t necessarily cringy, but it was a time that I wish I never spent so much dreading over. Don’t get me wrong, I love Demi, but that song put me in my feels for more than I would have liked.

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Guide to Juggling School & Your Blog | Chat with JBelkBooks

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Random Quote of the Day: “1. Never tell everything at once.” – Ken Venturi

Hello sunshines! 🔆 With my last year of high school right around the corner I thought this would be a great time for me to post this discussion! I’ve actually been slowing planning out this post so it’s cool that I’m able to finally share it with you all!

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That time in the beginning, middle, or even the end of the school/uni year where you ran out of ALL steam possible to blog. No inspiration, no time, no will-power to get up and type that post. You tell yourself that you’ll do it over the weekend but then you end up laying in your bed watching Netflix — I know, relatable.

There is no shame in this act, however, because WE’VE ALL BEEN THERE. But we are not here to dwell on the past. In fact, I’m here to help you get a kickstart to the school year and share…

✨ A GUIDE TO JUGGLING SCHOOL & YOUR BLOG ✨

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