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Friday Finds [Apr. 28th]

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Random Quote of the Day: “I hate music, especially when it’s played.” – Jimmy Durante

Hello sunshines! 🔆 It brings such joy to me as I get to say that it is FINALLY FRIDAY!! Friday’s are always good as it is the last day of the weekdays and the start of 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. Here’s what I’ve found since my last Friday Finds (:

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Five hundred great works of art from all periods and regions in the world have been carefully selected and are arranged in chronological order, breaking through the usual geographical and cultural boundaries of art history to celebrate the vast range of human artistry.

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Grace wants out. Out of her house, where her stepfather wields fear like a weapon and her mother makes her scrub imaginary dirt off the floors. Out of her California town, too small to contain her big city dreams. Out of her life, and into the role of Parisian artist, New York director—anything but scared and alone. Enter Gavin: charming, talented, adored. Controlling. Dangerous. When Grace and Gavin fall in love, Grace is sure it’s too good to be true. She has no idea their relationship will become a prison she’s unable to escape…

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Which Cover Wednesday [#30]

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Random Quote of the Day: “In a mad world only the mad are sane.” – Akira Kurosawa

Hello sunshines! 🔆 How are you all on this lovely Wednesday? It is the last full week of April and I am so read for this month to be over! I feel like I’ve been saying this a lot lately, but I’m hoping the more I say it the faster it’ll come true 😅 Anyways, 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! ⚔

INTO THE WATER BY PAULA HAWKINS

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I love, love, love the first cover. The colors are vibrant, the graphics are clear, and whole cover is cohesive all together. The second cover is okay, but I love the detail of the first cover.

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Friday Finds [Apr. 22nd]

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Random Quote of the Day: “We think in generalities, but we live in detail.” – Alfred North Whitehead

Hello sunshines! 🔆 It is finally Friday and I could not be happier! I hope you all had an amazing week and you got a lot of your responsibilities completed! I am back with another Friday Finds, so let’s get to it!

30724132Part romance, part love letter to nerd culture, and all totally adorbs, Geekerella is a fairy tale for anyone who believes in the magic of fandom. Geek girl Elle Wittimer lives and breathes Starfield, the classic sci-fi series she grew up watching with her late father. So when she sees a cosplay contest for a new Starfield movie, she has to enter. The prize? An invitation to the ExcelsiCon Cosplay Ball, and a meet-and-greet with the actor slated to play Federation Prince Carmindor in the reboot…

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Megan Henske isn’t one to heed warnings…When the last letters in her alphabet cereal are D, I, and E, she doesn’t crawl right back into bed. When her online girlfriend won’t text a photo, she just sends more of herself. And when she realizes that Cynthia, her boss at a Chicago ghost tour company, isn’t joking about making stops more haunted by killing people there, she doesn’t quit her job—she may even help…

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Top Ten Tuesday [#40]

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Random Quote of the Day: “Our feelings are our most genuine paths to knowledge.” – Audre Lorde

Hello sunshines! 🔆 Happy Tuesday! This week’s Top Ten Tuesday topic is Top Ten Things That Will Make Me Instantly Want To Read A Book. As always if you have as much as I do with this post, feel free to link me to your posts! (:

AESTHETICALLY PLEASING COVERS

I think we can all agree that cover lust is a thing, and sometimes we pick up a novel off the shelves just because the cover catches our eyes — and if you say you haven’t thought this before then you are a liar are such a great person.

SOMEONE RECOMMENDS THE BOOK TO ME

Now this doesn’t happen with just anyone — I know a few bloggers here and there that have similar book-tastes to me. When they recommend novels to me, I look into them and usually end up adding it to my TBR. It isn’t an insta-buy, but I do want to read it.

MY FAVORITE AUTHORS BLURBS IT

If I see that Nicola Yoon, John Green, or Jennifer Niven blurbs a novel then there is a 99% chance that I will look into the novel with a 98% chance that I’ll actually buy it. They don’t even have to have a blurb; if they promote it on social media or even mention a novel, you better believe that I am adding it to my TBR.

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Friday Finds [Apr. 7th]

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Random Quote of the Day: “Do not bite at the bait of pleasure till you know there is no hook beneath it.” – Thomas Jefferson

Hello sunshines! 🔆 It is finally Friday and I could not be happier to be home and somewhat care-free! I’m really not sure if I have many Finds to share, but I guess we’ll see, lol.

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It’s time to meet your new roomie. When East Coast native Elizabeth receives her freshman-year roommate assignment, she shoots off an e-mail to coordinate the basics: television, microwave, mini-fridge. That first note to San Franciscan Lauren sparks a series of e-mails that alters the landscape of each girl’s summer — and raises questions about how two girls who are so different will ever share a dorm room…

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“Something does exist. I saw. It’s a place. Like this but different.” “Okay, so let’s say we do reach her, that something like that is even possible. Then what?” “Then we ask her to come back.” Eden: As far as coma patients go, Eden’s lucky. She woke up. But still, she can’t shake the feeling that she might have dragged something back from the near-afterlife.
Joe: Joe visits the hospital every day, hoping that Jaz, his lifelong friend, will wake up…

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Top Ten Tuesday [#38]

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Random Quote of the Day: “If all the world’s a stage, I want to operate the trap door.” – Paul Beatty

Hello sunshines! 🔆 I am super excited for this week’s TTT just because it allows me to sort of reminisce on the good times that I’ve experienced! Because this topic is so awesome, PLEASE feel free to link your TTT’s in the comments so we can share the excitement together! Without a further ado, this week’s TTT topic is Authors I Can’t Believe I Have/Haven’t Met.

AUTHORS I’VE MET

Now that I’ve thought about it, I’ve had the greatest pleasure of meeting so many great authors. I am super appreciative of these experiences, and I wish that you ALL have the opportunity to meet your favorite authors one day!

Rainbow Rowell – I met her at YALLWest 2016 and I had the chance to chat with her and get Eleanor & Park signed!

David Levithan – Again, I met him at YALLWest last year as well, and I was able to get a few books signed by him including Will Grayson, Will Grayson, Every You, Every Me, and some others!

Erin Bowman – Another author I met at YALLWest and I got Taken signed!

Alexandra Sirowy In case you didn’t see my post, I recently met the author of The Creeping AND had the opportunity to interview her! She was such a bright individual and it was honestly a very great time.

Jennifer Niven – OMG THIS WAS SO AMAZING AND I’VE NEVER BEEN MORE HAPPY!!! I, again, met Niven at YALLWest (THANK YOU, YALLWEST) and she was so amazing and beautiful!! If you haven’t been on my blog before, NIVEN IS ONE OF MY FAVORITE AUTHORS so I was extremely starstruck 😍

Rahul Kanakia // Traci Chee // Christy Lenzi // Sonya Mukherjee // Jessica Taylor // Kelly Gilbert // Parker Peevyhouse // Tim Floreen // Nina LaCour // Tara Sim // Tricia Stirling –  YES, I have met ALL of these beauties at an event this 2017 and it was definitely worthwhile. If you’ve missed that discussion post, you can check it out HERE.

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Now, I know that was a little bit over 10 authors, but…yeah…ANYWAYS, this post was really fun for me as I was able to remember what I’ve had the honor of doing. If you went to YALLWest last year or if you are planning to go this 2017, definitely let me know!! ❤

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Top Ten Tuesday [#32]

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Random Fact of the Day: The sloth moves so slowly that green algae can grow undisturbed on it’s fur.

Hello sunshines! 🔆 It has FINALLY rained here in (not-so) sunny California!! ☔️ The rain at this time of year makes me pretty happy, so I hope where you are the weather is somewhat enjoyable 🙂 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 makes me so nostalgic but pretty happy, and that’s because I get to reflect on ALL the books I’ve read and pick out TEN Names That I Would Name a Child/Dog!! I love names, and I love naming things, so this shall be very fun! 😏

Image result for violet all the bright places[1.] VIOLET from All The Bright Places by Jennifer Niven: Not only is ATBP one of my favorite books of all time, but I love the name Violet. Now, I don’t think I would name a child Violet, but I DO have a succulent named Violet 😉

[2.] ALASKA from Looking for Alaska by John Green: Again, what better way to remember your favorite book than by naming your dog Alaska!!

[3.] SENECA from The Hunger Games by Suzanne Collins: I think I would consider naming a child Seneca, but all together it’s a really pretty name. I don’t think I would name a male Seneca though…

[4.] JACE from The Mortal Instruments by Cassandra Clare: I have this slight obsession with names that start with “J”, and I don’t know why. But yeah, Jace sounds good, lol.

[5.] CHARLIE from The Perks of Being A Wallflower by Stephen Chbosky: Another beautiful book with beautiful characters. I would definitely name a plant/dog Charlie ❤Image result for charlie perks of being a wallflower gif

[6.] ELEANOR from Eleanor and Park by Rainbow Rowell: Again, another definite name for a plant/dog. Eleanor (and Charlie) is so simple but I love the name so much!

[7.] ADELINA from The Young Elites by Marie Lu: Okay, even though Adelina is bit of a villain, the name, Adelina, is so…majestic? I know Adelina means “noble”, so that’s a plus! 😉

Alright, those are all the names I could think of! I noticed a lot of the names are fairly simple names, but I am far from being a simple person so that’s pretty interesting 😅 I would love, love, love if you guys would link your TTT’s in the comments — I am always looking for new favorite names 😉 Have a great rest of your morning/evening/night!!

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

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