Tag: book tag

Mid Year Freak Out Book Tag

Hey friends! I am jumping on the book tag wagon for the Mid Year Freak Out! I originally wasn’t going to do this tag but I’ve been reading a lot of other peoples answers and while I was reading my own answers were popping into my head so I figured I should do this!!

I should have done this in June when it was actually half way through the year but you know what??? I am doing it in July and that is okay. We will all pretend that July is actually the mid way point for the year just for the purpose of this book tag today 😂

Also small reading update: July has been treating me well so far you guys!! I have been saying for the last couple months that my reading has been alright but just not as good as I have been hoping. Let me TELL YOU… I have already finished 2 books this month and have the 3rd about half way through! This is super exciting for me and is making me feel so motivated to keep reading and just super excited for all the books I still have to read!!! I love this feeling ❤

So anyways, lets jump on in to this book tag and let me know if we have any books in common!!


BEST BOOK YOU’VE READ SO FAR IN 2020

The Book of Lost Names by Kristen Harmel

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This book gave me LIFE! I love historical fiction and this is probably the best one I’ve ever read. Please do yourself a favor and read this book!

Comes out July 21!

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BEST SEQUEL YOU’VE READ SO FAR IN 2020

The Heir Affair by Heather Cocks & Jessica Morgan 🙌🏻

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Literally so amazing, I loved it! I have always loved the royals and following all the drama so this sequel was just what I needed!!!

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NEW RELEASE YOU HAVEN’T READ YET BUT WANT TO

A Song Below Water by Bethany C. Morrow

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This book seems so great! It has mermaids so that’s a win from me. The reviews have been so amazing so its definitely at the top of my list to read ASAP! Guess I’ll have to go to the bookstore….. wonder how many books I’ll leave with 😂

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MOST ANTICIPATED RELEASE FOR THE SECOND HALF OF THE YEAR

The Cousins by Karen M. McManus

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The release date for this one is Dec 1, 2020! I don’t know why I’m so excited for this one but I just am!! It sounds so good!!

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BIGGEST DISAPPOINTMENT

This is easy… I’ve used it for EVERY BOOK TAG THIS YEAR! – The Girl of Hawthorn and Glass by Adan Jerreat-Poole

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Honestly this book was just disappointing because of the huge potential the book had to be amazing. It fell super short for me so its easily the biggest disappointment for me.

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BIGGEST SURPRISE

Verity by Colleen Hoover

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This was my first real thriller and also my first 5 star read of the year! I went into it thinking that I might not like it because I haven’t really been into thriller in the past BUT I was so surprised and I loved it!! I now have opened my eyes to so many thrillers and plan to read lots more!

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FAVOURITE NEW AUTHOR

This one is hard!! I have read so many great authors this year so far. This is the first year in a long time that I have consistently read so I mean I have a few I think!

1️⃣ Colleen Houck

2️⃣ Christina Lauren

3️⃣ Mhairi McFarlane

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NEWEST FICTIONAL CRUSH

Freddie from The Royal We & The Heir Affair ❤

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NEWEST FAVOURITE CHARACTER

Hard to pick just one but if I have to pick my most recent fav character I would say Bex from The Royal We & The Heir Affair!

She was such a strong character and I enjoyed how she didn’t really take shit from anyone!

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BOOK THAT MADE YOU CRY

In Five Years by Rebecca Serle

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This book wrecked me. I cried so many times throughout this book lol it was so sad but then happy, but then sad again. It was honestly a roller coaster!

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BOOK THAT MADE YOU HAPPY

The Little Bookshop of Love Stories by Jaimie Admans

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This book made me so happy I loved every second of it!! It was cute and fun and had a nice romance in it. Just overall a great chick-lit read set in a cute little bookstore run by a fun loving woman! Read it 😊

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FAVOURITE BOOK TO FILM ADAPTATION

I don’t think I’ve watched a movie adaptation of a book since like maybe the hunger games??? I tend not to watch the movies haha

So instead Ill give you a book that I think would make a really good movie!!

Terraformer by Colleen Houck!

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A sci-fi about a crew going to a different planet to colonize. Only, on the way there seems to be some mysterious deaths and weird things happening. The MC has a biological secret and when they get to the planet things seem to be working against them! People die, people are betrayed, secrets about the planet are discovered, and the MC discovers something about herself that changes everything! It was fab and would be a really entertaining movie!

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FAVOURITE POST YOU HAVE DONE THIS YEAR

Hmm.. probably If you liked… You might like… [Truly Devious Edition]

I love reading those posts and when I was writing this one I really enjoyed the research and finding new books for myself as well!


MOST BEAUTIFUL BOOK YOU’VE BOUGHT THIS YEAR

Its a tie between The Hazel Wood and House of Salt and Sorrow! Both beautiful 😊

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WHAT BOOK DO YOU NEED TO READ BY THE END OF THE YEAR

All of them??? Hahaha I have so many books on my shelf to read! If I have to pick just one I would say The Unhoneymooners by Christina Lauren. I have been saying I will read it for like 3 months and I haven’t done it yet so I’m worried I will never get to it LOL

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Let me know what your fav read of the year has been so far!!

Chat with me in the comments 😊

Top 10 Tuesday – Authors I’ve Read The Most Books By

Hey bookish friends! I haven’t done a top 10 Tuesday in a little bit here. I just wasn’t feeling any of the topics and didn’t want to force it! Does that happen to anyone else? I really need to feel a spark with the prompt in order to do it… otherwise I feel like a fake 😂

So for this prompt I had somewhat of a difficult time! I have read a lot of books but I see now that I don’t read a lot from the same authors… which I need to change! So what I’ve done here is included some of the authors I’ve read series by and then added a few authors that I have really enjoyed and have their other books on my tbr!

Top Ten Tuesday is an original blog meme created by The Broke and the Bookish and is currently being hosted by That Artsy Reader Girl

This week the topic for Top 10 Tuesday is…….. Authors I’ve Read the Most Books By!

Soooooo lets do it!!

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James Dashner

James Dashner is at the top of my list because I have read 2 series by him and LOVED them both! (The Maze Runner & The Mortality Doctrine) – read 6 books in total by James Dashner

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Suzanne Collins

Of course I had to include Suzanne Collins on this list! I have read all 4 of The Hunger Games books so I would say she is pretty close to the top of my list! – read 4 books in total by Suzanne Collins

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Brittany Cavallaro

If you have been following me for any extended period of time you would probably know that I LOVE the Charlotte Holmes series. I literally will talk about it to anyone who cares and will always tell people to read it… seriously, read it people!!!

She has also written Hello Girls which is on my tbr and I see she has a new duology in the works!!! So please go check her out shes great! – read 4 books in total by Brittany Cavallaro

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Colleen Houck

I love this lady!!! She has fab writing and I just love her style of books. I have read 2 different standalone books (Terraformer & The Lanterns Ember. Both of this books were 5 star reads for me!!

She has written a couple series that I want to check out as well!! – read 2 books in total by Colleen Houck

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Stephanie Meyer

I read the Twilight series which automatically gets Stephanie Meyer on this list! I know she has written other books since then but I haven’t checked those ones out. However, I may have to jump on the bandwagon and read her newest Twilight book when it comes out haha. – read 4 books in total by Stephanie Meyer

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Veronica Roth

I fell in love with Veronica Roth when Divergent came out. Loved it! It changed me as a reader. I would say Divergent was the turning point for me that really made me love reading!

So, I read the Divergent series and most recently I read Chosen Ones which I understand is the first of a series. I really want to read Carve the Mark – not sure why I never got to it but its on my tbr! – read 5 books in total by Veronica Roth

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Michael Grant

I read the Gone series by Michael Grant a super long time ago! It was probably the longest series I have actually read haha. He has some other books as well that Id like to check out at some point! – read 6 books in total by Michael Grant

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So for the remainder of the authors – I have only read 1 book by them but I LOVED the book I read and have added their other books to my tbr 😊

Kristen Harmel

I read The Book of Lost Names a month or two ago and I loved it so much. Her writing was so amazing and the story was beautiful! I added The Room on Rue Amelie, The Winemakers Wife, The Sweetness of Forgetting, and When We Meet Again!!

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Jaimie Admans

I read The Little Bookshop of Love Stories and oh my goodness, that book just made my heart happy! I immediately needed to check out her other book and added The Chateau of Happily Ever Afters, The Little Wedding Island, Its a Wonderful Night, and The Little Village Carousel by the Sea!!!

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Ruth Ware

My first Ruth Ware book was The Turn of the Key. It was a total fluke that I came across her. I saw The Turn of the Key on a table at the bookstore that was a staff’s pick of the month. I didn’t know anything about the book or the author. Ended up loving it and discovering Ruth Ware has tons of awesome books!!

I’ve added The Woman in Cabin 10, The Death of Mrs. Westaway, and The Lying Game to my tbr!!

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Do you tend to read a lot of books by one author? Who is your favourite author right now??

Chat with me in the comments 😊

Ancient History Book Tag

If you have been following me for a little while on here or my IG you would know that I LOVE historical fiction. The reason for that love is mostly due to my huge interest in history in general. I love love love me some history.

I always thought this made me a nerd (and many people made sure to tell me this) but honestly history is so important and to me, I think it is so interesting and I just love learning.

My favourite time period/ places to learn about is definitely WW2 Europe and also Victorian England. I am open to other histories and I totally understand that Europe is only a sliver of worlds history but I am DRAWN to it. I cant help it!!

Drop some historical fiction book recs in the comments please ⬇⬇⬇

SO, ANYWAYS – Lets get on to another book tag I wasn’t tagged in (really shouldn’t be a surprise anymore 😂)


I saw this tag on Matfiction‘s blog! This book tag was originally created by Books Michelle. Go check out there answers to this tag 😊

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The Stone Age: one of the first books you remember reading

I can’t be certain which books I actually remember reading first lol but I know that I started reading Junie B Jones books and The Magic Treehouse books around the same time! Those really sparked my interest in reading when I was just little 😊

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Ancient Greece: your favorite myth-inspired book (doesn’t have to be Greek mythology), or retelling

A Curse So Dark and Lonely by Bidgid Kemmerer

So, I haven’t read this one but it is on my list of books to read and I remember when I first saw this one I was super excited about it because it was a retelling! I really don’t read that many books that are myth inspired or retellings but I want to get on that and read some!!

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The Roman Empire: a book featuring an impressive empire or kingdom

The Gilded Ones by Namina Forna

So, I haven’t read this and I’m not sure if it has a kingdom or empire… BUT there is talk of an emperor and an army for girls so that intrigues me! This has been on my radar for a while!

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The Middle Ages, (or the Dark Ages): a book that is an absolute bummer

The Girl of Hawthorn and Glass by Adan Jerreat-Poole

This book was a big ole MEH from me! I’ve used this book in like every book tag that asks for a book I didn’t like or a let down or whatever! This is a bummer let me tell you! I did not enjoy it very much. It had SO MUCH potential to be a really awesome story but for me, it didn’t work.

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The Renaissance: a book that you’ve learned a lot from, or that made you think

In Five Years by Rebecca Serle

This story was really sad and the ending actually killed me but it really made me think about the importance of friendship and not taking things for granted!

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The Industrial Revolution: a book featuring an invention or concept that you would love to have in your own life

Terraformer by Colleen Houck

So, this is more of a concept that I think would be cool! The main character, Astra can communicate with plants (and also has some other abilities which I will not disclose haha). I think that is pretty cool! The story is actually really fun and I loved it so everyone should check it out 😊

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World War I & II: your favorite historical fiction book about the World Wars (or if you don’t have one, your favorite historical fiction book in general)

The Paris Library by Janet Skeslien Charles

This is a great read about the American Library in Paris, France! It follows a Jewish woman who has to flee because of the Nazi take over of Paris. She works at the American Library as a librarian. The book tells the story of how the people at the American Library saved a lot of the books from the Nazi’s who were going to destroy them. It is a powerful read!

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Present day: a book everybody should read in present day according to you

I don’t know if I have a single book but I think that everyone should read some historical fiction! I like them because they give you a snap shot into an event that really happened but its made more entertaining because you follow a character instead of just random events!

I think that everyone should read these because they are a tool for learning and also they spark empathy and understanding for people who are different than you are! I think that historical fiction (and books in general) have played a huge role in my level of empathy!

A few historical fictions I enjoy are:

⭐ The Paris Library (mentioned above)

⭐ The Book of Lost Names

⭐ Home Front Girls


I tag: Soph’s Book World |Reading Between the Dunes | That Book Gal Blogs

If I didn’t tag you and you want to do this one… YOU are tagged 😊


What do you think about history? Do you like it? Is it boring? Chat with me in the comments!

Summer Vibes Book Tag [An Original Tag]

Hey bookish peeps! I love doing book tags so much that I decided to make one myself. It is summer time and that is one of my most favorite times of the year so I figured what better to make the book tag about?? Summer is just a fab time full of adventures, sunshine, ice cream, and vacations (usually, not this year though). I hope you all enjoy summer as much as I do!!

Summer and reading goes together so well! When I was younger I used to participate in my local libraries summer reading challenge. I remember having to keep track of all the books I read on this sheet and then at the end of the summer submit it to the library. The best part was that depending on how many books you read, you received a cute little reading medal! I always thought that was such a fun time and was probably a big contributing factor to my love of reading as an adult!

So without further ado…. here is my Summer Vibes Book Tag ☀


Rules:

  • Mention the creator and link back to the original post! (Deanna @ The Comfy Reader)
  • Thank the blogger who tagged you
  • Answer all the prompts below however you see fit
  • Tag some friends!
  • Feel free to use the graphics
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The Unhoneymooners by Christina Lauren just give me instant summer feels. First off – look at that cover! If that doesn’t scream summer and tropical getaway, I’m not sure what does!

More than just the cover – this book is set in Hawaii which is the pinnacle of tropical vacations. So yeah, this is the perfect summer, tropical book in my opinion!

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The Sound of Stars by Alechia Dow comes to mind right away for me. This story has a focus on both books and music but the music aspect stands out more! It is about an alien who comes across “human music” and loves it. He then steals all the music and keeps it for himself. He then meets a real live human girl and they find a common interest, music.

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Verity by Colleen Hoover!!! If you have not read this book yet, what are you waiting for?? This book is FULL of super juicy secrets. Even juicer than the juiciest watermelon. Can I possibly say juicy anymore? Seriously, if you’ve read this book you know what I mean! Fantastic thriller with so many twists and turns and DEEP DARK secrets!

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Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children by Ransom Riggs.

I don’t really know why this book of all books comes to mind when I think of a book set near water… but it does. It is set on an island which is obviously near the ocean! There are 2 separate parts in the book where the characters find themselves on boats as well. Its been so long since I’ve read this book but I remember the shipwreck and the fight at the end on the boat so clearly!

Middle Grade! I LOVE middle grade books and I feel like its still kind of a taboo thing for adults to enjoy. I’m seeing more and more people saying they like middle grade books which is fantastic but its still a guilty pleasure for me!

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So I want to use the most cliche book EVER which is obviously The Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants but you guys it feel wrong to use SUCH an overused book LOL. So Instead I am going to use In Five Years by Rebecca Serle. This is not the most obvious choice but the underlying lesson in the book is to love your friends and make time for them. The ending is sad but it sure makes you realize how important an amazing friend is!

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The Maze Runner series by James Dashner! This quite literally is just one large trip the characters go on to solve their trouble. Each book is set in a different place on their journey and there is so much adventure. I’m sure most of you have read these books (or at least seen the movies) so you know what I’m saying!

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The Dark Continent by Scott Reardon. I feel like I use this book for most prompts about a book that was no good or boring or whatever! I just didn’t like this book very much and felt let down. It was also kinda long and I pushed through it making me feel like I wasted a lot of my time. So yeah, it is a regret!

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The Little Bookshop of Love Stories by Jaimie Admans! SUCH A CUTE BOOK YOU GUYS! I loved this story of a super adorable woman who has the worst of luck who WINS a bookshop. The story then follows her running her very own bookshop and the romantic relationship that ensues! It is cute and sweet and a light happy read! Perfect for any book lover and fab for the summer time! Would make a good beach read.

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The Grace Year by Kim Liggett

Kiersten (our MC’s arc enemy during the whole story) IS THE MOST FRUSTRATING CHARACTER. I just did not like her the entire story. She was constantly starting problems and was the most impossible person. Every time you think things are getting better for the Grace Year girls, Kiersten just wrecks everything. Anyone feel the same way about her??


Tags:

Becky | Kristin | Emer | Nikita | Meghan | Ashlee


I tagged a few people but anyone feel free to join it on this summer tag!

Bookish Baking Book Tag

Hey there everyone! Does anyone else love to bake and have found that they are baking like way more than usual right now?? I LOVE to bake. I especially like making cookies and cupcakes. I also like muffins but cupcakes can be decorated all cute so I really like that part!

I came across this book tag on The Reading Fairy and loved it and figured I would give it a go! I also feel super inspired to create my own book tag so I will be working on that for the next little bit! I will keep you all updated 😊


Rules:

  • Thank whoever tagged you
  • Link back to them and the original creator (Kay @ Hammock of Books)
  • Answer the 12 prompts, and feel free to use these graphics
  • Tag 5+ friends to share the sweetness 

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Josh and Hazels Guide to Not Dating by Christina Lauren

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I thought this book was SO funny and the beginning had me laughing and cringing and feeling so many things so quickly! I was hooked at the beginning of the book and all the way through! Hazel is such a lovable character and her insane personality shines right from the start!

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For some reason whenever I think of a holiday book I always go to Christmas… but to be honest I don’t have any Christmas book rec’s that I have actually read myself. So instead I’m doing to do a Halloween book!

The Lantern’s Ember by Colleen Houck!

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This would be the perfect Halloween read. It is a little spooky, deals with magic, has a crazy unbelievable world, AND the main character is a witch. So yeah, defs a good Halloween read!

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Terraformer by Colleen Houck

2 Colleen Houck books back to back??? What!!

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Astra is the main character in this story and I just loved her. I felt so nervous for her throughout the story because she was in SUCH a compromising situation and also her health was not good so I worried about her in that sense too! The ending is fabulous and I felt so much better about her and her situation!

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The Unhoneymooners by Christina Lauren

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This book LOOKS super summery and just a must read for summer time! Not only is it a lighter, cuter read – it also takes place in Hawaii which to me, seems like the land of summer time!

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I mean other than the obvious answer of a children’s book or something… I would say the Twilight series as a whole. I read this series when I was much younger and it feels honestly like a life time ago! It really takes me back when I think about those books.

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Sooooooo, I’ve only actually read 1 classic (Pride and Prejudice) and I didn’t really like it, However, I am currently reading Treasure Island and that is shaping out to be pretty good. So, Ill go with that, Treasure Island

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I will say this book/ series EVERY TIME! The Charlotte Holmes series is fantastic! Everyone should read it. I loved all the books, it is just so under rated! I don’t see it pop up too much but when I do I GET SO EXCITED! I love sharing this one with the world! Go read it.

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The Little Bookshop of Love Stories by Jaimie Admans

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This is such a cute book! Its a total chick-lit style book that focuses on the main character who wins a bookshop and basically follows her new life and a new love interest! Such a fun, fluffy read!

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The House on the Cerulean Sea by TJ Klune

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This book was so interesting!! I loved it and the message it has is powerful. Its mostly about advocating for people and sticking up for what is right. Also a little bit of not judging people before knowing them and protecting children! Its a great read with some social work themes! (Also, there’s magic in this book!!)

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The Institute by Stephen King

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I say this book because first off, it was my first King read.. and second, the book is quite big and I was worried it would take me forever to read!

It was fantastic and I was intimidated for no reason! It was not scary like I thought it would be and I flew through it because it was a great story!

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The Girl of Hawthorn and Glass by Adan Jerreat-Poole

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I will start off by saying I did not really enjoy this book because it was so slow BUT it had very diverse characters which was awesome!

There was at least 2 trans characters, a gay character, and a non-binary relationship!

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The Ballad of Songbirds and Snakes by Suzanne Collins

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Obviously this is a big book with lots of hype right now! Hunger Games was such a well known, amazing book series so it is not surprising that the newest installment is very popular!!


Thats it everyone!

Do you agree with my answers? If you like this book tag, feel free to join in! I’m not going to tag anyone so consider yourself tagged if you want to do it!

Behind the Blogger Tag!

I love these types of book tags!! Its so amazing to get to know everyone and I love that people want to get to know me. This is such a fantastic community!!

The Rules

  • Thank the person who nominated you (dinipandareads) – I LOVE your blog and all your posts. You are so fabulous ❤
  • Answer all the questions down below
  • Pingback to the creator: Ellyn @ Allonsythornraxx
  • Nominate 5+ bloggers you’d like to know more about, to do this tag

WHY DID YOU START BLOGGING? & WHY HAVE YOU KEPT BLOGGING?

I started this blog after I had started my IG account @thecomfyreader. I figured that is what people do… make blogs 😂 I didnt have a ton of inspiration at the time so I mostly just did tags and memes and read a lot of what everyone else was posting until I found my own groove.

I really love blogging now. I think its a fun creative outlet and just a place to share some thoughts with like minded people! I am still learning and things change for me on the daily with what I want to do with my blog and the direction I want to go. So many ideas!! But I just love the community and overall being able to talk books with even a few people is fantastic!


WHAT IS YOUR FAVORITE TYPE OF BLOG POST TO WRITE?

So, like I mentioned above – I started off with mainly book tags and memes. I still LOVE to do those!! They really are a fun thing to do. I also like to post reviews. I post all of my reviews on IG but sometimes its nice to go into more depth on the blog or just make it more fun and add some pictures and gifs 🤷‍♀️

I also really enjoying posting book hauls haha. I just think they are fun posts that show what I like to read. I’ve always loved reading others book hauls.

Something I haven’t done yet but have been wanting to do is book recommendations. I’m hoping to start doing some posts where I talk about some books and give some recommendations. I’ve seen others do this and I always like those posts!


WHAT ARE YOUR TOP THREE FAVORITE BLOG POSTS YOU WROTE?

Hmmmm… that is a difficult question haha. I feel like my discussion posts tend to be my favouroites because I feel they are more personal and also tend to get more of a reaction from people. Here are my top 3:


WHAT ARE SOME OF YOUR FAVORITE THINGS TO DO TO RELAX?

I enjoy reading OBVS. I also like to watch TV and movies. I find that to be relaxing. I also like going for walks with the bf around the neighbourhood. Its nice to get outside and get some fresh air.

Most of all, I like to cuddle with my kitty, Luna. She is such a sweet little baby. If you follow my IG you would see Luna quite often. She is my little model and tends to sneak into some pictures 😂


WHAT ARE THREE OF YOUR FAVORITE THINGS?

I have so many favourite things!! This is a hard question, it is so VAGUE!! Here we go though haha 3 things….

  • Food – pasta, perogies, cheese, chocolate, tacos……
  • Summer time – swimming, hot tubs, sun tanning, beach, boating….
  • Travel – I don’t get to do this much because well it costs too much and I have a mortgage LOL but I love to travel when I can, even just locally

WHAT ARE YOUR PROUDEST BLOGGING MOMENTS?

My first proudest moment was when someone commented on my post LOL that was my first milestone because it proved that people out there were reading my posts!

My next proudest moment would be when I reached 100 followers. I know 100 is not very much haha but that is a solid starting point!! Its also not all about the followers by any means but I have to admit, it does feel good knowing there are that many people interested. I’m close to 200 now so it makes me happy ❤


WHAT ARE YOUR HOBBIES OUTSIDE OF BLOGGING?

I’ve never had too many hobbies…. I don’t know I find hobbies to be so time consuming 😂 I love to read so I do focus a lot of my free time on that. I enjoy baking but I don’t do it as often mostly because I’m trying to be healthier so cookies and cakes aren’t really something I want to be eating all the time hahaha.

I also have a side job coaching cheerleading to a bunch of little kids haha I have been involved in cheerleading for over 10 years either as an athlete or a coach. I love it. I suppose it is a hobby in a sense but I also get paid so I think of it more as a job I enjoy 🤷‍♀️


DESCRIBE YOUR PERSONALITY IN THREE WORDS

Oh gosh…. I hate these ones LOL.

Friendly, thoughtful, and worried 😂 I am such a happy friendly person who really cares a lot about people BUT constantly worrying about something LOL


WHAT ARE YOUR TOP THREE PET PEEVES?

This is EASY!

  • Slow walkers – Can’t stand it, please just speed up or move the heck out of my way
  • Talking over people – I hate when you’re having a conversation with someone and people just talk over you like you aren’t even there talking and being a part of the conversation????? Like does this happen to other people or am I actually invisible?
  • Not responding to texts – I KNOW YOU HAVE YOUR PHONE WITH YOU ALL DAY SO ANSWER THE DAMN TEXT MESSAGE. That is all.

WHAT’S SOMETHING YOUR FOLLOWERS DON’T KNOW ABOUT YOU?

I feel like probably a lot… I try to be open about my personal life but also I feel like I’m just talking to the void most the time when blogging so it also feels a little weird to open up to the void, you know? But here are a few things about me!

  • I am from British Columbia, Canada!
  • I recently purchased my first home (apartment) with my lovely bf
  • I have a cat, Luna and also a dog, Roxy – but my dog lives with my parents
  • I graduated college with a BA in Psychology and now currently have a job in social work. I love it and it feels good to help people BUT the more I spend time blogging and whatnot, I do dream to have a job in the book world in some capacity. Maybe one day!
  • I love Starbucks. Other coffee places are fine but Starbucks is the best to me
  • If I could only eat pasts for the rest of my life, that would be okay with me

I’M TAGGING:

Becky @ Coffee Cocktails & Books

Madeline @ The Bookish Mutant

Fizah @ Book Tales By Me

Alicia @ A Kernel of Nonsense

Hannah @ Hannah’s Library


Do we have anything in common? Lets chat in the comments!

Beauty and the Beast Book Tag

Hello there everyone!!

Beauty and the Beast has been probably my favourite Disney movie ever. Belle is the best princess in my opinion. She is just so cool! She is idependent and smart, she reads, shes badass…. the list could go on forever, she is just my favourite!!

So when I saw this book tag I was like YUP I need to do this because it just feels so right.

Also – I LOVED the Beauty and the Beast with Emma Watson. That is fabulous. Emma Watson is the QUEEN. She can do no wrong in my books.

I found this tag on World Unlike Our Own‘s blog. This tag was created by Kristy @ Kristy and the Cat Read.


Tale as Old as Time: A Popular Theme, Trope, or Setting You Will Never Get Bored of Reading

I have a few!

I love reading anything to do with books. So like, set in a library or bookshop. Or something to do with books.

I also love the friends to lovers trope in romance/chick-lit books!


Belle: A Book You Bought for Its Beautiful Cover That’s Just as Beautiful on the Inside Too

The Sound of Stars by Alechia Dow

This is such a beautiful cover!! I was in love the second I saw it. Turns out the book was amazing as well!!

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Gaston: A Book Everyone Loves That You Don’t

So, I don’t think that EVERYONE loves this one but it is popular and I just didn’t totally love it…… Wilder Girls by Rory Power.

This book was okay for me but didn’t live up to the hype.


Lefou: A Loyal Sidekick You Can’t Help But Love More Than Their Counterpart

Jamie from the Charlotte Holmes series!!

He is such a cute character and is SO loyal its honestly just dumb at some point haha. Charlotte is a great character but she can be a little too much at times and Jamie really just was the best “side kick”


Mrs. Potts, Chip, Lumiere, and Cogsworth: A Book That Helped You Through a Difficult Time or Taught You Something Valuable

In Five Years by Rebecca Serle

This book made me open my eyes and really look at the relationships I have in the life. It made me reconsider what I was focusing on as important events and important people. This book was beautiful and heartbreaking. If nothing else it taught me to appreciate your true friends and to not waste peoples time if you do not share the same feelings as they do!! (Which seems obvious but sometimes you need that reminder)

I think that Mrs. Potts would approve of this 😂


Something There: A Book or Series You Weren’t Into at First
But Picked Up Towards the End

The Leveller by Julia Durango

I actually just read this one and it started off slow and I was a little unsure based on the style of writing but then I really enjoyed it!


Be Our Guest: A Fictional Character You’d Love to Have Over for Dinner

Hmmm.. this is tough because thre are SO MANY great characters that would be super fun to have for dinner. So as per usual I will just give multiple answers LOL

Based on pure attractiveness – Four from Divergent 🔥

Based on interest – Stevie from Truly Devious 🔎

Based on love for books – Odile from The Paris Library 📚


Do you love Beauty and the Beast? If not, what is your fav Disney movie?

What Cats Do Book Tag

Hey everyone!

I’m back with another book tag! I feel like its actually been awhile since I’ve done a book tag and that makes me sad because I love them! When I saw this one I knew I had to do it because I just love cats so much. I found this tag at Smellfoy Can Read‘ s blog 😊

PURR – As cats do this when they’re happy or relaxed, what is the book that makes you happiest or relaxed?

Im not sure I have a book that makes me “happy or relaxed” in the sense that I would go back and reread a book to feel happy or relaxed. Many books have made me feel happy though. Ill list a few:

  • The Lantern’s Ember by Colleen Houck
  • A Study in Charlotte by Brittany Cavallaro (the whole series really)
  • Josh and Hazels Guide to Not Dating by Christina Lauren
  • Don’t You Forget About Me by Mhairi McFarlane

SLEEP – What is a book that put you to sleep or was just boring?

Again, I have a few of these hahaha. I will list the 2 most recent books that just were not interesting to me and made me feel super bored!

  • The Girl of Hawthorn and Glass by Adan Jerreat-Poole
  • The Witch of Little Italy by Suzanne Palmieri

TWITCH WHILE DREAMING – Have you ever dreamt of a book you read?

I honestly don’t think I’ve ever dreamed about a book? However, I will say that I had some scary dreams after reading The Turn of the Key by Ruth Ware!


SEEMS TO PLAY NICE UNTIL THE CLAWS ARE OUT – Which book had the biggest plot twist(s)?

So many books have so many amazing plot twists! The one that sticks out to me for this one is Verity by Colleen Hoover! Crazy plot twist in this one.


CUDDLES – Which book character would you give a hug to?

The most recent character I would give a hug to would be Eva from ‘The Book of Lost Names’ because her story was so sad and I just feel like that girl deserves a big hug.


CAT BREEDS – What are your favorite books?

This is tough!! I feel like I have a book or two that I will always say are my “favs” but honestly I have new favourites all the time. This is going to be a list again!!

  • Divergent by Veronica Roth (my first fav book ever)
  • A Study in Charlotte by Brittany Cavallaro (the whole series is fab!!)
  • Terraformer by Colleen Houck ( a recent fav)
  • The Paris Library by Janet Skeslien Charles (not released yet but you must read it when it comes out next year!)
  • Josh and Hazels Guide to Not Dating by Christina Lauren (SO CUTE)

GETTING THE CAT – How did you find your favorite book(s)?

Most of them I came across either on Netgalley or online here on the blog or IG. Divergent I came across in the bookstore when it first came out and was plastered everywhere haha it was hard to miss.

Usually I come across books from other bloggers or just on Goodreads when I’m searching for new things to read! (or sometimes something catches my eye at the bookstore when I am browsing)


THE VET’S OFFICE – Your least favorite book:

Ive had a few books I wasnt a fan of. The ones I mentioned above that put me to sleep… yeah those are on that list! I will add a couple others that I just didnt like. I dont think I have just 1 that is my least fav… just a general list of books I wasnt a fan of.

  • Boy Robot by Simon Curtis
  • The Dark Continent by Scott Reardon
  • The Grave Keepers by Elizabeth Byrn (this one wasn’t too bad, just let me down a little)

BEING IN PLACES THEY SHOULDN’T – Least favorite cliché:

Probably in romance stories when the guy is really rude and mean but then “changes” and falls in love with the girl he was actually really horrible to 🤷‍♀️


THE GOOD OLD CARDBOARD BOX – Most underrated book series?

Let me go back to one of my fav series…… The Charlotte Holmes series by Brittany Cavallaro!

Also another one I think worth mentioning is The Agency series by Y.S. Lee!

Maybe another one to add as well…. The Asylum series by Madeline Roux (not sure if it is underrated or if I was just late to the party)


Hope you all enjoyed my cat themed book tag today! Join in if you’d like! Thanks for stopping by 😊

Books I Want to Read But Don’t Want To Read – Book Tag

Hello there everyone!!

I hope life is treating you well and you are healthy during this time! I am finding its harder and harder to be in good spirits. While I am lucky to have my health and still be working, it sure is draining and honestly depressing to watch the world right now. However, I find great happiness in my blog and in this community that keeps me motivated!

Today I am doing a fun book tag that I found over at Reading with Jessica! This was a great book tag to do and opened my eyes to so many books I have not read and may or may not actually want to read haha! Check out my answers!

A Book You Feel You Need To Read Because Everyone Talks About It

My Dark Vanessa by Kate Elizabeth Russell

I feel like I see this book at least once or twice a day on bookstagram! I do find the idea of the book interesting but it is not the typical type of book I read. I find myself interested in reading it but also not really 🤷‍♀️ It seems popular though and many people are reading it!

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A Book That’s Really Long

Harry Potter series as a whole

I really do want to get to this series. I have never read any of the Harry Potter books and it is super overdue. I also think its been too long? Like is it okay if I read them now? Its kind of embarrassing!!!

The series is quite long and the books are long as well which puts me off a little bit! But who knows? Maybe 2020 is the year I do this!

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A Book You’ve Owned/Had on Your TBR For Too Long

The Gentleman’s Guide to Vice and Virtue by Mackenzi Lee

I have had this book on my goodreads TBR since I started my goodreads account in early 2019. It hasn’t been THAT long per say, but it has been there for quite some time. I do want to read this but I recently found out its part of a series and I don’t know if I want to commit to that haha

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A Book That Is ‘Required’ Reading

Classics

I feel that so many people talk about how they read classics and I think I need to read some too with all this talk of them. However I am mixed on it because many are super long and honestly Im not sure if I would even like them? I went ahead and ordered 2 “classics” off of bookoutlet to give it a try.

  • Frankenstein
  • Treasure Island


A Book That Intimidates You

Imaginary Friend by Stephen Chbosky

I have wanted to read this one since it came out and I don’t know, I just haven’t picked it up because it seems scary LOL. I am intimidated by how spooky it may be.

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A Book That You Think Might Be Slow

Vanessa Yu’s Magical Paris Tea Shop by by Roselle Lim

I’m unsure about this book! It looks super cute and I want to read it. However, it seems like it could be maybe a little boring or not that entertaining. I’m not sure! It could also be great. I will be reading this one at some point, I’m hoping I enjoy it!! Plus the cover is cute 😊

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A Book You Need To Be In The Right Mood For

The Silent Patient by Alex Michaelides

I find that I need to be in the mood for thrillers. They take a lot out of me as well so I need to be ready and prepared for them. I try to limit the thrillers I read to ones I’m super interested in because while I do like them, I don’t like being creeped out and feeling nervous/scared.

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A Book You’re Unsure If You Will Like

Frankly In Love by David Yoon

I have had this book on my shelf for months now. You guys, I wanted to read this one when I bought it but now I’m questioning myself!! Do I really want to read it if it has been on my shelf for months and I have been saying “Ill read it” but I never get to it and pick other books and BUY more books?!?! I’m unsure of how I feel about this book now.

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That is all for today folks! Thanks for stopping by and joining me for another super fun book tag. I love these things!!

If you want to join in, I tag you 😊

Any books on this list that you have read? Or maybe been meaning to read but haven’t, like me? Chat with me in the comments!!

Bookshelf Scavenger Hunt Book Tag

Hello there all my bookish peeps!

So happy to be back with a super fun book tag AND even more fun that it is a “scavenger hunt” since its Easter weekend! I don’t know about you, but I loved waking up early to see what the crazy bunny left around my home. I was lucky enough to have parents that went to a lot of trouble to hide things everywhere (to the point that they have to take note of where things were for when I inevitably did not find them 😂).

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I do miss the fun aspect of Easter. I mean, I still get the chocolate…. I just miss out on the hunt. Its somehow less fun when you know where you got the chocolate from and picked it out yourself…. STILL DELICIOUS but less fun. Oh well, I will have to find fun in something else. Too bad I don’t find cooking a large dinner for my family fun LOL.

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Maybe you guys can share what you do for Easter and what you find fun about it! Give me some ideas so I can stop reminiscing of the good old days of Easter egg hunts 🤷‍♀️

So, I found this tag on Words About Words blog. It seems fitting and like a lot of fun! I always like an excuse to look through my book collection. So follow me on my journey around my bookshelf and see what I can find!!


1. Find an author name or title with a Z in it

Author: Suzanne Palmieri

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2. Find a classic

So I don’t actually have any classics on my bookshelf BUT I do have two coming in the mail from BookOutlet! Frankenstein and Treasure Island!

Frankenstein (Paper Mill Classics)

3. Find a book with a key on it

I don’t have a cover with an actual key on it!! The closest thing I have is “key” in the title and a keyhole on the cover!!

The Turn of the Key by Ruth Ware

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4. Find something on your bookshelf that is not a book

So many things!! On my bookshelf I keep all my bookmarks, candles, fake plants, and random little knickknacks. I also have my box of recipe cards beside my cookbooks!

5. Find the oldest book on your shelf

This book was first published in 1993 which was 1 year before I was born… so this is definitely the oldest book on my shelf!

The Giver by Lois Lowry

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6. Find a book with a woman on it

Wilder Girls by Rory Power

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7. Find a book that has an animal on it

A Semi-Definitive List of Worst Nightmares by Krystal Sutherland

This book has a kitty on the cover!

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8. Find a book with a male protagonist

The Eye of Minds by James Dashner

Love this book series! I feel like I never get to talk about it but it was really fun to read! I really enjoy James Dashner. You cannot go wrong with a story about a virtual reality world in which people spend all their time. Michael, the main character, gets into some trouble in the virtual world and is on the run from the government. Super exciting book!

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9. Find a book with only words on the cover

All of my books have some sort of picture on the cover but the closest one I have to all words is….

A Spy in the House by Y.S. Lee

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10. Find a book with illustrations in it

A Study in Charlotte by Brittany Cavallaro

Look at me – finding yet another place to talk about the Charlotte Holmes series!!! Love this series. At the beginning of the books there is a family tree outlining all the family members going back to Sherlock Holmes and a little information about them. Its quite funny!

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11. Find a book with gold lettering

House of Salt and Sorrow by Erin E. Craig

Such a pretty cover!! I especially like the font!

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12. Find a diary, true or fictional

The Dairy of A Young Girl by Anne Frank

I read this when I was probably 13 or 14 years old. It hit me hard and really opened my eyes to a lot of history. Ever since then I have LOVED history and am really drawn to historical fiction books.

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13. Find a book written by an author with a common surname (like Smith)

The Gone Series by Michael Grant

I feel like Grant is pretty common. I know a few people with this last name 🤷‍♀️

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14. Find a favorite childhood book

I don’t have any of my old children’s or middle grade books on my shelf as they are all at my parents house. BUT I know that I loved a few different series as a young reader.

Magic Tree House series

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Goosebumps series

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15. Find a book on your shelf that takes place in the earliest time period

Murder, Magic, and What We Wore by Kelly Jones

This book is based in the UK during 1818!

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16. Find a hardback book without a jacket

I don’t have any of these!! I never take the jackets off the hardcover books! But like I mentioned above, I am getting a couple classics in the mail soon. They are hardback without jackets!

Treasure Island (Paper Mill Classics)

17. Find a teal/turquoise colored book

Cocktails for Three by Madeleine Wickman

I picked this one up from the thrift store for like $2.00. This was at the beginning of my blogging journey. I needed more books to include in my pictures that were colorful. This one caught my eye right away! It has such pretty bright colors! I have to admit, I haven’t read it yet but maybe one day😂

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18. Find a book with stars on it

Station Eleven by Emily St. John Mandel

This one was difficult for me! I had to look through so many books. I feel like this one works though – it has a starry sky on it!

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19. Find a non YA book

The Night Swim by Megan Goldin

This was my first ever Goodreads win 😊

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20. Find a book with a beautiful cover

This one is not on my physical bookshelf but on my ebook shelf! This is my go to book when anyone asks about a beautiful cover. I LOVE this cover! It is so beautiful and colorful. Hope to get this in a physical copy sometime because I would love to have it displayed on my shelf.

The Sound of Stars by Alechia Dow

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I tag:

But anyone can join in on the fun Easter book hunt 🥚📚


What do you think of my answers? Chat with me in the comments!