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Top Ten Tuesday [#43]

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Random Quote of the Day: “A mind too active is no mind at all.” – Theodore Roethke

Hello sunshines!🔆 It is no longer Monday which means that the week is 4 days from being OVER! For this week’s TTT post, were are chatting it up about TOP TEN NOVELS THAT HAD ALL THE HYPE!

Disclaimer: these are novels that I remember having hype since I’ve started blogging

THE RAVEN KING by Maggie Stiefvater

LADY MIDNIGHT by Cassandra Clare

CROOKED KINGDOM by Leigh Bardugo

THE STAR-TOUCHED QUEEN by Roshani Chokshi

A TORCH AGAINST THE NIGHT by Sabaa Tahir

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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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Which Cover Wednesday [#33]

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Random Quote of the Day: “No one really listens to anyone else, and if you try it for a while you’ll see why.” – Mignon McLaughlin

Hello sunshines! 🔆 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! ⚔

AWAKE BY NATASHA PRESTON

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Okay this one is actually a little tricky. I own the first cover and it’s actually not that bad for how simplistic it is. However I really love the quality of the second cover…Hmmm…I think I’ll have to go with the SECOND COVER. I don’t know what it is but I really enjoy it!

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Uppercase Box Unboxing + Review! | May – July

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Random Quote of the Day: “The first precept was never to accept a thing as true until I knew it as such without a single doubt.” – Rene Descartes

Hello sunshines! 🔆 It has officially been three months since my last subscription box unboxing + review of UPPERCASE BOX and I am super excited to show you guys what I had in store these past few months! I’ve actually been semi-impressed with Uppercase compared to the previous three months. But anyways, let’s get started!

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ITEMS INCLUDED:

  • SONG OF THE CURRENT by Sarah Tolcser – SIGNED
  • SONG OF THE CURRENT Map
  • Reading Adventure Tote Bag designed by Allison Cole – UPPERCASE EXC.
  • Book Nerd Enamel Pin from Jubly-Umph – UPPERCASE EXC.

MAY UPPERCASE BOX RATING: 4.5/5 STARS

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Friday Finds [Jul. 21st]

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Random Quote of the Day: “Happiness isn’t something you experience; it’s something you remember.” – Oscar Levant

Hello sunshines! 🔆 I know what you’re thinking…”Jesalin, how are you still finding books when you haven’t been reading any?” Well, I’ve been asking myself that exact same question.

But that is besides the point! 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 (:

35144722“Hello, my name is Esther. I am calling on behalf of Krippler Incorporated, a market research institute. Today we are conducting a survey on feline diabetes. Do you, or any member of your household, own a cat?” They hang up. “Hello. My name is Joan. I am calling on behalf of-” They hang up. “Hello. My name’s Doreen.” Jane is a telemarketer. She uses a different name each time, and soon it becomes clear that she is calling the same man again and again…

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Ellie Frias disappeared long before she vanished. Tormented throughout middle school, Ellie begins her freshman year with a new look: she doesn’t need to be popular; she just needs to blend in with the wallpaper. But then the unthinkable happens and Ellie is trapped after a brutal assault. She wasn’t the first victim and now she watches it happen again and again. She tries to hold on to her happier memories in order to get past the cold days, waiting for someone to find her. The problem is, no one searches for a girl they never noticed in the first place…

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Captivating Covers [#30]

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Random Quote of the Day: “I know for sure that what we dwell on is who we become.” –
Oprah Winfrey

Hello sunshines! 🔆 I am back with another Captivating Covers post! Captivating Covers is a meme created by me — @JBelkBooks. Every week or so, I share a cover of a novel that I find to be Captivating. It doesn’t have to be one you’ve read, just one that you enjoy! You can add your own twist to it, but I like to include the book synopsis & book details. So, I created this meme to share my findings with you all! 📚

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Title: YOU IN FIVE ACTS

Author: Una LaMarche

Genre: Young-Adult, Contemporary

Published: November 1st, 2016

I’ve become aware of how much I love silhouettes, and how much better they make book covers in my opinion. I’m not really sure what this book is about hence I only picked it because of the cover, but I’ll share the synopsis with you guys down below! I am aware that it doesn’t have the BEST ratings, but I still say give it a read and let me know what you think! (:

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

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Which Cover Wednesday [#31]

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Random Quote of the Day: “The thing about chameleoning your way through life is that it gets to where nothing is real.” – John Green

Hello sunshines! 🔆 Happy Wednesday! Today is my first day of Finals and second to last day of school!! Woo-hoo!! To celebrate, we have a weekly Which Cover Wednesday! 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! ⚔

VINEGAR GIRL BY ANNE TAYLOR

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I don’t know, both are pretty “eh” to me. But I think I enjoy the FIRST COVER better just because we all know I am a lover of floral.

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