Sunshine Blogger Award

I was nominated by the wonderful Brittany at Perfectly Tolerable. Thank you for the nomination, my love!

Rules:

  • Thank the person who nominated you and provide a link back to them
  • Answer the 11 questions asked by the blogger who nominated you
  • Nominate 11 other bloggers and ask them 11 new questions
  • Notify the nominees by commenting or pinging back to one of their blog posts
  • List the rules and display the Sunshine Blogger Award logo on your post.

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Goodreads Recs: To Read or Not to Read Book Tag

Hey there booklovers!

A few months ago, I created this tag and I thought I’d resurrect it once again. I may actually do this somewhat regularly, and I thought, this time, I’d tag some friends, too!

Because I’m SURE we all need MORE books on our TBR, right? /sarcasm

 

Here are the ‘rules’:

  1. Link back to Bree @ In Love & Words
  2. Look at your Goodreads Recommendations (Goodreads>Browse > Recommendations)
  3. Choose a shelf (To-Read, Read, etc.)
  4. Pick at least 3 of the recommended books
  5. Share the synopsis and covers of each book
  6. Add the “Recommended because I added _____ ” section (change to “list” view and hover over “Because you added…”)
  7. Decide whether or not you’re going to add it to your TBR
  8. Explain why or why not
  9. Tag at least 3 friends

 

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3 Day Lyrical Challenge: Day 3

Welcome back to Day 3 of my 3 Day Lyrical Challenge!

I was tagged in this challenge by three of my all-time favorite bloggers: Thrice Read, Discerning Couch Potato, and Whit Reads Lit. Thank you my lovely friends!


The Rules

  • Thank the person who nominated you.
  • Share one of your favorite songs/lyrics one at a time for three days.
  • Nominate three other bloggers each day.

 

I decided to break this challenge up into three different types of songs: 

  1. Day One: Love song lyrics
  2. Day Two: Inspirational song lyrics
  3. Day Three: Breakup song lyrics

 

Whether you like Fall Out Boy or not, it’s hard to deny that they have some of the best lyrics of all time – particularly their break up songs.

This one happens to be one of the most brutal breakup songs I’ve ever heard, absolutely filled with some of the most satisfying insults LOL!

I present to you…

My Heart is the Worst Kind of Weapon by Fall Out Boy

Spent most of last night
Dragging this lake
For the corpses of all my past mistakes
Sell me out, the jokes on you
We are salt and you are the wound
Empty another bottle
And let me tear you to pieces
This is me wishing you into the worst situations
I’m the kind of kid that can’t let anything go
But you wouldn’t know a good thing
If it came up and slit your throat
Whoa, whoa
Ooh
Whoa, whoa
Your remorse hasn’t fallen on deaf ears
Rather ones that just don’t care
‘Cause I know that you’re in between arms somewhere
Next to heartbeats
Where you shouldn’t dare sleep
Now, I’ll teach you a lesson
For keeping secrets from me
Take your taste, back
Peel back your skin
And try to forget how it feels inside
You should try saying “No once in a while”
“Oh once in a while”
Take your taste, back
Peel back your skin
And try to forget how it feels inside
You should try saying “No once in a while”
“Oh once in a while”
And did you hear the news?
I could dissect you
And gut you on this stage
Not as eloquent as I may have imagined
But it will get the job done
And you’re done
Every line is plotted and designed to leave you
Standing on your bedroom window’s ledge
And everyone else
That it hits, that it gets to
Is nothing more than collateral damage
Take your taste, back
Peel back your skin
And try to forget how it feels inside
You should try saying “No once in a while”
“Oh once in a while”
Take your taste, back
Peel back your skin
And try to forget how it feels inside
You should try saying “No once in a while”
“Oh once in a while”

Tag, You’re It!

YOU! If you’d like to do this challenge, either the way I’ve done it or your own way, please do!

3 Day Lyrical Challenge: Day 2

Welcome back to Day 2 of my 3 Day Lyrical Challenge!

I was tagged in this challenge by three of my all-time favorite bloggers: Thrice Read, Discerning Couch Potato, and Whit Reads Lit. Thank you my lovely friends!

 


The Rules

  • Thank the person who nominated you.
  • Share one of your favorite songs/lyrics one at a time for three days.
  • Nominate three other bloggers each day.

 

I decided to break this challenge up into three different types of songs: 

  1. Day One: Love song lyrics
  2. Day Two: Inspirational song lyrics
  3. Day Three: Breakup song lyrics

I’m not brave enough to say these are my favorite love song lyrics, but they are most certainly up there… definitely Top 3.

Sarah Bareilles, like Jason Mraz, has such a beautiful way with words and music. I just love how uplifting this song is!

I present to you…

Brave by Sarah Bareilles

You can be amazing
You can turn a phrase into a weapon or a drug
You can be the outcast
Or be the backlash of somebody’s lack of love
Or you can start speaking up
Nothing’s gonna hurt you the way that words do
And they settle ‘neath your skin
Kept on the inside and no sunlight
Sometimes a shadow wins
But I wonder what would happen if you
Say what you wanna say
And let the words fall out
Honestly, I wanna see you be brave
With what you want to say
And let the words fall out
Honestly, I wanna see you be brave
I just wanna see you
I just wanna see you
I just wanna see you
I wanna see you be brave
Everybody’s been there, everybody’s been stared down
By the enemy
Fallen for the fear and done some disappearing
Bow down to the mighty
Don’t run
Stop holding your tongue
Maybe there’s a way out of the cage where you live
Maybe one of these days you can let the light in
Show me how big your brave is
Say what you wanna say
And let the words fall out
Honestly, I wanna see you be brave
With what you want to say
And let the words fall out
Honestly, I wanna see you be brave
Innocence, your history of silence
Won’t do you any good
Did you think it would?
Let your words be anything but empty
Why don’t you tell them the truth?
Say what you wanna say
And let the words fall out
Honestly, I wanna see you be brave
With what you want to say
And let the words fall out
Honestly, I wanna see you be brave
I just wanna see you
I just wanna see you
I just wanna see you
I wanna see you be brave

Tag, You’re It!

I know I’m late to the game on this one, so feel free to skip if you’ve already done it or don’t feel like it.

The Cozy Pages | The Vagaries of Us | Just Another Book on the Wall

 

3-Day Lyrical Challenge: Day 1

Hey there fellow book lovers! I hope the new year is treating you well so far. It’s been lovely for me the past few days.

I was tagged in this challenge by three of my all-time favorite bloggers: Thrice Read, Discerning Couch Potato, and Whit Reads Lit. Thank you my lovely friends!

(PS – it was through this tag that I found out Whitney from Whit Reads Lit is an insanely talented musician! Go check out her music!)


The Rules

  • Thank the person who nominated you.
  • Share one of your favorite songs/lyrics one at a time for three days.
  • Nominate three other bloggers each day.

I’m a huge fan of great lyrics in songs, so narrowing it down to three is going to be incredibly hard for me!

I decided to break this challenge up into three different types of songs: 

  1. Day One: Love song lyrics
  2. Day Two: Inspirational song lyrics
  3. Day Three: Breakup song lyrics

I’m not brave enough to say these are my favorite love song lyrics, but they are most certainly up there… definitely Top 3.

Not only is this one of my all-time favorite love songs, but it’s sung by one of my all-time favorite singer/songwriters and I love the song as a whole.

I think it’s gorgeous and soothing and the wordplay in the lyrics are so poetic. I bow down to Jason Mraz’s lyrical abilities. I love when writers do this whether it’s in poetry, lyrics, or prose.

I present to you…

Sleeping to Dream by Jason Mraz

I’m dreaming of sleeping next to you
I’m feeling like a lost little boy in a brand new town
I’m counting my sheep and
each one that passes is another dream to ashes 
and they all fall down
And as I lay me down tonight
I close my eyes, what a beautiful sight
I’m sleeping to dream about you
I’m so damn tired of having to live without you
But I, I don’t mind
I’m sleeping to dream about you, I’m so tired
Oh, yes I am
I found myself in the riches your eyes, your lips, your hair
you were everywhere, out there
But I woke up in the ditches
I hit the light and I thought you might be here
but you were nowhere
Oh, love, you were nowhere at home
And as I lay me back to sleep
This love I pray that I can keep
Sleeping to dream about you
I’m so damn tired of having to live without you
But I, I don’t mind
I’m sleeping to dream about you, I’m so tired
This is just a little a lullaby to keep myself from crying myself a little lullaby to keep, keep my eyes from always crying, this is just a little lullaby, I’m trying to keep myself from falling asleep, sleep. It’s just a little lullaby so I don’t cry myself to sleep at night
Sleeping to dream about you
I’m so damn tired of having to live without you
But I, I don’t mind
I’m sleeping to dream about you, I’m so tired
I’m so tired

Tag, You’re It!

I know I’m late to the game on this one, so feel free to skip if you’ve already done it or don’t feel like it.

Priyasha | Mistysbookspace | Just Another Book on the Shelf

The End of the Year Book Tag: 2018 Edition

2019 is coming up fast and last year I saw this tag going around and never ended up doing it. This year when I saw it over on Kelly’s blog, I decided I’d go ahead and do it now.

Are there any books you started this year that you need to finish?


I’m pretty picky about finishing books. If I’m not feeling it by the first few chapters, I tend to set them aside. I have way too many books I want to read, I just don’t have it in me to struggle through books that aren’t for me. This doesn’t mean I won’t give them another try or that I think they’re horrible, most of the time I’m just not in the mood. The books I didn’t read this year were:
xo, Zach by Kendall Ryan – This was just feeling kind of bland to me at the time. To be fair, I was in a pretty epic book slump.
Midnight Blue by L.J. Shen – I just did not love any of the characters in this one.
Company Ink by Kat Colburn – I did actually enjoy the first couple of chapters of this, but for some reason I kept putting this one down in favor of other books.
Groupie (Texas Mutiny #2) by M.E. Carter – This book was so cringey and gratuitous for me. I just couldn’t do it.
Royally Raised (Royally #3.5) by Emma Chase – I LOVE this couple in Royally Matched, but I found I was getting a bit disenchanted with them as I read this, so I just put it down.
Rival (Fall Away #2) by Penelope Douglas – I 100% could not get into this. I struggled through the first book because trusted friends really liked it, I kept hoping for it to get better and it never did. I couldn’t do it again.

Do you have an autumnal book to transition into the end of the year?
I’m a mood reader and right now I’m reading Dreams of Gods and Monsters by Laini Taylor. I swear I’ve been reading this series for years and it’s about time I finish it.

Is there a new release you’re still waiting for?
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Finale by Stephanie Garber!

What are three books you want to read before the end of the year?


With the exceptionally slow pace that I’ve been reading lately, the chances are slim I will finish three by the end of the year, but these are the three I’m reading at the moment.

Is there a book you think could still shock you and become your favorite book of the year?
Nah.

Have you already started making reading plans for 2019?
Yes! Here are my Reading Resolutions for 2019.

The Greatest Showman Tag

I was so excited when The Perks Of Being A Daydreamer tagged me in this one! I love this movie so much!


Rules

  • Thank the person who tagged you and provide a link to their post!
  • Maaaybe include a link to my (the creator’s) post, which is this one right here.
  • Include the logo somewhere in the post.
  • Find a book/anime/movie/manga/K-Drama/TV show or anything else that fits the prompts below.
  • Cliche rule here, but have fun!
  • Tag 5 to 10 people (or more, if you’re feeling like it, no biggie)

Questions

1. The Greatest Showman: In Which The Intro Is Amazing

Alpha (Shifters #6) by Rachel Vincent has, hands down, the best intro. However, you have to have read the previous books to appreciate just how intense it is.

2. A Million Dreams: In Which Things Get A Little Too Dragged

Honestly? It’s hard for me to find a book that dragged only because if I find that I’m not enjoying a book, I just don’t finish it.

3. Come Alive: In Which There Is A Nice Plot Twist

I mean, I think I have to say A Court of Mist and Fury by Sarah J Maas! Luckily I read it before I saw any chatter about it, so the twist took me completely off-guard.

4. The Other Side: In Which A Villain Turns Into A Good Guy or Vice Versa

The Sweep Series by Cate Tiernan definitely counts for this one. I don’t think I ever fully recovered.

6. This Is Me: In Which Representation Is Amazing
The Kiss Quotient by Helen Huong. I love that the author is Asian and has high0functioning autism which is represented in the main character as well.

7. Rewrite The Stars: In Which It’s ‘Us Against The World’ [Not Necessarily Romantic]

I’ve always loved Lissa and Rose’s relationship in the Vampire Academy series by Richelle Mead.

8. Tightrope: In Which The Love Triangle Took A Wrong Turn
The Hunger Games by Suzanne Collins, I suppose. I loved them both, but I still was on the other team.

9. From Now On: In Which The Main Character Only Gets Their Stuff Together In The End

Lover Awakened by JR Ward. It’s a hard fought battle, but it is worth the wait!

 

 

… And that’s all folks! Feel free to do this one if you’d like! Let me know if you do!

 

The High School Stereotypes Book Tag

I’m so excited for this tag, not only because it’s fun, but because Kelly at Just Another Book in the Wall created it! Woot! I was super excited when I saw that she tagged me in it.

The Mean Girl | A Book You Can’t Help But Rant About

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Fifty Shades of Grey by EL James

Or, as I like to call it, The Inner Goddess Chronicles

 

The Bro | Your Favorite Sidekick

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Scarlett’s ever-changing dress in Caraval by Stephanie Garber.

 

The Dumb Jock | A Book Whose Cover Is Better Than Its Story

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My Soul to Take by Rachel Vincent

 

The Loner | A Standalone You Love

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The Hating Game by Sally Thorne

 

The Overachiever | A Series That Should’ve Ended After Book 1

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The Club by Lauren Rowe

 

The Class Clown | A Book That Makes You Laugh

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Pucked by Helena Hunting

 

The Outcast | A Unique Fictional World You’d Want To Visit

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Velaris from A Court of Mist and Fury by Sarah J Maas

 

The Nerd | An Author With the Best Writing

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Jandy Nelson

 

The Prom Queen | An Over-Hyped Book

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The Drama Kids | A Protagonist Who Is Melodramatic

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Howel from Howel’s Moving Castle by Diana Wynne Jones – in the best way

 

The Teacher’s Pet | Favorite Animal Sidekick

Hmm, I don’t think I’ve read many books with animal sidekicks!

 

The Hipsters | A Book You Love That Isn’t In Your Comfort Zone

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Invisible Monsters by Chuck Palanuick

 

I Tag:

Anyone who is up for it!