Random Quote of the Day: “First say to yourself what you would be; and then do what you have to do.” – Epictetus
Hello sunshines! 🔆 It’s been a while since I’ve posted a WCW! Let’s just skip to the debate 😉
THE MEMORY BOOK BY LARA AVERY
Both are actually really stunning so this is definitely a hard decision. I love the creativity for the SECOND cover, so I think I’m picking that one! Don’t get me wrong, there’s nothing wrong with the first cover!
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
Random Quote of the Day: “Never despair; but if you do, work on in despair.” – Edmund Burke
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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 (:
The 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…
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…
Random Quote of the Day: “Reading is to the mind what exercise is to the body.” – Sir Richard Steele
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I am back, back, back again with another Captivating Covers post!
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!
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Random Quote of the Day: “It is impossible to walk rapidly and be unhappy.” – Dr. Howard Murphy
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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
I 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!
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
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!
Random Quote of the Day: “I didn’t really say everything I said.”- Yogi Berra
Hello sunshines! 🔆 Today I am taking the opportunity to tackle some past TTT topics that I missed! Since school I starting up soon (sadly), I decided to talk about the BACK TO SCHOOL Freebie! I don’t know about you, but I LOVE back-to-school shopping! With that being said, I am listing TEN FAVORITE BACK TO SCHOOL SUPPLIES!
If you struggle with organization and procrastination and truly suggest that you invest in a planner! It doesn’t have to be anything special and if you don’t want to purchase one, there are a ton of DIY templates online! I use my planner daily as I write down homework assignments, deadlines, and lots of other useful notes. Some of my favorite planners are: PASSION PLANNER, PLANNERS FROM TARGET, or the BULLET JOURNAL system! I currently own a BUJO so if anyone is interested in a flip-through, definitely let me know in the comments!
I recently found these beauties and I love them SO much. They come in various colors and they do not bleed through the paper UNLESS you apply several layers. Mildliners are essentially highlighters, but I use it for notes, quick sketches, and other minimal designs. These mildliners are double ended — one side with a bold chisel tip and the other being a thin fine point. I bought mine on AMAZON, but I’m sure you can find them other places online. I’m not sure if they are sold in stores since they are a Japanese brand, but let me know if they have them in stores near you!!