Category Archives: Meme Posts

First Line Fridays [October 25 2019]

First Lines Fridays is a weekly feature for book lovers hosted by Wandering Words. What if instead of judging a book by its cover, its author or its prestige, we judged it by its opening lines?

• Pick a book off your shelf (it could be your current read or on your TBR) and open to the first page

• Copy the first few lines, but don’t give anything else about the book away just yet – you need to hook the reader first

• Finally… reveal the book!

I drove a fist into the oak tree, feeling the familiar sting of a fresh wound as my knuckles split open. Bleeding helped me breathe better. I didn’t know what it meant, but it made Mom cry in her bathroom when she thought no one could hear.


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Not all love stories are written the same way. Ours had torn chapters, missing paragraphs, and a bittersweet ending.

Luna Rexroth is everyone’s favorite wallflower.

Underneath the meek, tomboy exterior everyone loves (yet pities) is a girl who knows exactly what, and who, she wants—namely, the boy from the treehouse who taught her how to curse in sign language.
Who taught her how to laugh.
To live.
To love.
Knight Cole is everyone’s favorite football hero.

This daredevil hell-raiser could knock you up with his gaze alone, but he only has eyes for the girl across the street: Luna.

But Luna is not who she used to be. She doesn’t need his protection anymore.
When life throws a curveball at All Saints’ golden boy, he’s forced to realize not all knights are heroes.

Sometimes, the greatest love stories flourish in tragedy.

I found this book from a live show on YouTube by Chandler Ainsley. I did not watch this since I have not read it yet, but I plan to once I read it soon. It sounds like it’ll be good since it seems like this author is very popular!

Have you read this book? Would you like to? Let me know below any and all of your thoughts. Please also share your first line Friday posts with me.

Until I rant about books again,

WWW Wednesday [October 23 2019]

I took some time off from my blog so I forgot to post yesterday so I missed one day of Blogtober, but I think that’s okay! I’m trying not to be too hard on myself. So I’m back with a WWW Wednesday!

This meme was formerly hosted by MizB at A Daily Rhythm and revived here on Taking on a World of Words. Just answer the three questions below and leave a link to your post in the comments for others to look at.

The Three Ws are:

What are you currently reading?
What did you recently finish reading?
What do you think you’ll read next?

Currently reading:

Part of my challenge to read all of the books from Reese’s book club. I went to the library and couldn’t resist when I saw it. It doesn’t fit it with Tropeathon, but I couldn’t wait.

This was a Libby hold which came in at the perfect time. I’m using it for one of the criteria with Tropeathon.

This is an audio book I’m listening too. The latest in the series, and then I’ll be canceling my Audible Escapes. I enjoy it, but I’d rather use Kindle Unlimited since I only have a certain amount to spend on books.

I recently finished:

These were short reads from KU. I wanted to be able to complete all criteria in Tropeathon without stressing myself out so I’ve been doing some shorter reading.

I plan to read next:

For the love of goodness, it’s been on my tbr for two months. I just need to get it read. I think it’ll be awesome.

And that’s my WWW Wednesday. What are you reading? How’s your week looking? Let me know below, I’d love to chat.

Until I rant about books again,

WWW Wednesday [October 16, 2019]


This meme was formerly hosted by MizB at A Daily Rhythm and revived on Taking on a World of Words. Just answer the three questions below and leave a link to your post in the comments for others to look at.

The Three Ws are:

What are you currently reading?
What did you recently finish reading?
What do you think you’ll read next?

I am currently reading:

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I saw this one on YouTube and Kayla @ Books and Blends did a review on both of them. So I decided I was going to read it soon. Then last night I asked Ethan which one I should read, and he said this one so I started it. Sometimes I just have him choose my books so I don’t have to think about it.

I recently finished:

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Both of these books were really great. Love and Other Wild Things is a very entertaining audio book, but I don’t understand how there seems to be the same storyline in each book so I was a little annoyed with that. Xeni is a book I’ve seen everyone reading, and I couldn’t stop reading it. I was lucky to receive an arc from the author, and I agree with everyone enjoying this book… once you start, you won’t be able to stop. It’s also the first time I read a book with a pegging scene so it was a new experience, too.

I will probably read this next:

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This one showed up in my popular books on Audible Escapes. I just need a break demo Mystic Bayou for a bit so I thought a Contemporary could be cute.

And that’s everything in my reading stratosphere right now. What’s going on with your WWW Wednesday? I’d love to see your post and talk books!

Until I rant about books again,

First Line Fridays [October 11 2019]

This is a weekly meme for book lovers to judge a book by its opening lines rather than by its cover, its author or its prestige. This is originally hosted by Wandering Words.


  1. Choose a book from your shelves/ current read.
  2. Open the book to the first page.
  3. Copy the first line on the page, making sure you don’t give away the book title.
  4. Reveal the book.

I’m choosing a book from my Kindle Unlimited library I’ve been dying to start.

My phone buzzed as I ducked my head to fit through the door on to my flight, and I glanced down to see who it was. Instantly, pain exploded above my eye and pulsed along with my heartbeat.

Where is this from?


What would you do if the sexy, mysterious stranger you met by chance turned out to be a celebrity?

Catharine Wild is about to find out.

Quinn Bailey is one of the best quarterbacks in the country, and the instant he lays eyes on pretty little Cat Wild, he can’t resist her.

When the sexy football star comes aboard the flight attendant’s plane, her life takes a drastic turn. Mile-high courting and an intense pursuit to win her heart are just the beginning.

Attention, fame—even, public scrutiny find their way into the mix. 

It should be simple, right?

Because, in the end, not everyone wants to see the small town girl find love with the superstar.

Good thing Quinn Bailey knows how to win.
Game on, baby.

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I’m so excited to read this book soon. I have a feeling it’s going to be great. I really adored the first book I read by Max Monroe. This one is a sports romance, which is always a win. Let me know if you have e read this or would like to, I’d love to buddy read or chat about it with you.

Until I Rant About Books Again,

WWW Wednesday [October 9 2019]

It’s time for WWW Wednesday! This meme was originally hosted by A Daily Rhythm but was revived by Sam from Taking on a World of Words. It’s a place to talk about the books you’ve been reading, plan to read and have read.

To take part all you have to do is answer the following questions:

What are you currently reading?

What have you recently finished reading?

What are you going to read next?

I am currently reading:

  • How To Date Your Dragon by Molly Harper on Audible Escapes. I’m enjoying the free month trial. I plan to start using the library for audio books more often. To save money and because I don’t listen to audio books enough to justify paying for Audible Escapes.
  • The Academy of Stolen Magic by Sullivan Gray. This is an ARC I got from the author awhile back, and I just kept putting it off. I really adored the first book so I have high hopes for this book as well.

I recently finished:

The Witches Halloween Hero on Audible Escapes.

I am planning on:

This is one of my favorite weekly posts. It’s so much fun to see what everyone is reading, read, or will read. I would love to know what you’re reading. Or if you’ve read any of these books or want to. Please, let me know.

Until I rant about books again,

Top Ten (5) Tuesday [October 8 2019]

Top Ten Tuesday was created by The Broke and the Bookish in June of 2010 and was moved to That Artsy Reader Girl in January of 2018. It was born of a love of lists, a love of books, and a desire to bring bookish friends together.

October 8: Character Traits I Love (submitted by Hannah @ Books Life and Other Oddities)

So I tend to like Villains more often so I thought I would discuss 5 “negative traits” I like. It’s from this list and I stole the list from Kitty.

  1. Unreliable: I live for the unreliable narrator. You don’t really know who to trust or what to believe. It leaves you wondering what’s going to happen or what’s being left out. Some of my favorite examples of unreliable narrators are from Allegedly by Tiffany D. Jackson and The Girl on the Train by Paula Hawkins.
  2. Malicious- When it’s done well, a character full of malice is life. I like the character getting revenge on those who did them wrong and having no regrets. I understand karma will catch up with them, but the moment is so sweet, I savor it until it’s over. Acrimony, the Tyler Perry movie, does this well. Of course the revenge doesn’t even well for her, but I enjoyed her dark descent down that road.
  3. Blunt- I don’t have a filter… I just say whatever comes to mind. This is a trait I enjoy in characters. I believe my reasoning for enjoying it so much is because there’s just something so scrumptious about a blunt character just swooping in and knocking everyone back to reality.
  4. Cunning- By any means necessary. I love characters who will do whatever it takes to get what they want. Lying, stealing, all the bad things. Victor from Vicious does this well. He’s the bad guy, and he will not stop until he’s achieved the end to his means.
  5. Obsessive- I’m someone who gets like way obsessed with things, where they consume me whole. A character who does the same just lights a fire in my soul. Joe from You. A terrible person, but his character is so interesting. His level of obsession is intense, and it makes for an unforgettable experience while reading.

I’d love to hear about your favorite character traits, be them negative or positive. Let me know below.

Until I rant about books again,

First Line Friday [October 4]

First line Friday is a weekly meme hosted by Wandering Words. Each week, choose a book from your TBR or your current read, turn to the first page and copy the first line/s. Just enough to hook the reader, then reveal which book the mysterious line is from.






Dear Misha, So, have I ever told you my secret shame? And no, it’s not watching Teen Mom like you. Go ahead and try to deny it. I know you don’t have to sit there with your sister, man. She’s old enough to watch TV by herself.






From New York Times Bestselling Author, Penelope Douglas, comes the latest standalone love-hate romance…”We were perfect together. Until we met.” MishaI can’t help but smile at the lyrics in her letter. She misses me.In fifth grade, my teacher set us up with pen pals from a different school. Thinking I was a girl, with a name like Misha, the other teacher paired me up with her student, Ryen. My teacher, believing Ryen was a boy like me, agreed.It didn’t take long for us to figure out the mistake. And in no time at all, we were arguing about everything. The best take-out pizza. Android vs. iPhone. Whether or not Eminem is the greatest rapper ever…And that was the start. For the next seven years, it was us.Her letters are always on black paper with silver writing. Sometimes there’s one a week or three in a day, but I need them. She’s the only one who keeps me on track, talks me down, and accepts everything I am.We only had three rules. No social media, no phone numbers, no pictures. We had a good thing going. Why ruin it?Until I run across a photo of a girl online. Name’s Ryen, loves Gallo’s pizza, and worships her iPhone. What are the chances?F*ck it. I need to meet her.I just don’t expect to hate what I find.RyenHe hasn’t written in three months. Something’s wrong. Did he die? Get arrested? Knowing Misha, neither would be a stretch.Without him around, I’m going crazy. I need to know someone is listening. It’s my own fault. I should’ve gotten his phone number or picture or something.He could be gone forever.Or right under my nose, and I wouldn’t even know it.*Punk 57 is a stand alone New Adult romance. It is suitable for ages 18+.

This is the most intense enemies to lovers book I have ever read. I picked it up after watching a video from Chandler Ainsley about enemies to lovers recommendations on Kindle Unlimited. I can’t really adequately explain why this book is so … whoa without giving too much away. Let’s just say the circumstances for the enemies to lovers is a little strange to me, and there are some parts of the book I can’t stop thinking about. I’d say if you are interested by the blurb, try it out for yourself.

What’s the first line of the book you are currently reading? I’d love to know.

Until I rant about books again,

WWW Wednesday [October 2]

Welcome to WWW Wednesday! This meme was formerly hosted by MizB at A Daily Rhythm and revived here on Taking on a World of Words.

The Three Ws are:

What are you currently reading?
What did you recently finish reading?
What do you think you’ll read next?

Currently reading:

I’ve just started both of these books. The Young Elites has been sitting on my shelf for so long. Thin Air was picked up because I needed a break from romance so I decided to go through the thriller route.

Recently finished:

Finished this one not too long ago. I thought I was going to love it, but I was disappointed. I have a review with my thoughts posted.

Reading next?!

I’m planning to read the next book in The Young Elites trilogy. Just makes sense. I’m looking forward to completing this series in the month of October.

I’d love to see if you’re doing WWW Wednesday. Let me know if you are. This is such a fun weekly post.

Until I rant about books again,

Top Ten Tuesday [Books with Numbers in the Title]

Top Ten Tuesday was started way back in June 2010 by The Broke and The Bookish because of a love of lists and books. In January 2018 it was taken over by That Artsy Reader Girl. Jana assigns each Tuesday a different topic for discussion, she has a scheduled lists of topics on her blog.

So I’m just going to do this like the rapid fire book tag and list the books I can think of with numbers in the title. I may come up with a lot, I may come up with just a few. Either way, it’s fun to do these posts and see what everyone comes up with.

  • 1984… that’s a lot of numbers and a really good book. In the current social climate, it’s definitely a relevant read. Highly suggest this book if you haven’t read it yet.
  • Six of Crows… one of my favorite YA series, no doubt. I think everyone should read it. No mourners, no funerals.
  • One Day… I have read the book, but I don’t recall it. I know I liked the movie though.
  • The Ten Thousand Doors of January… this is a book everyone seems to be talking about. I don’t know anything about it in the least. It’s the last one I could think of with numbers.

So, I’m not really good at this week’s post, but it’s still a ton of fun! If you’re doing this, I would love to see what number titles you come up with.

Until I rant about books again,

Goodreads Monday [September 30]

Goodreads Monday is a weekly meme that was started by @Lauren’s Page Turners. The meme is pretty easy to follow, to participate simply choose a random book from your TBR and explain why you want to read it!

Here’s the book of the day…


Two starcrossed magicians engage in a deadly game of cunning in The Night Circus, the spellbinding bestseller that has captured the world’s imagination.

The circus arrives without warning. No announcements precede it. It is simply there, when yesterday it was not. Within the black-and-white striped canvas tents is an utterly unique experience full of breathtaking amazements. It is called Le Cirque des Rêves, and it is only open at night.

But behind the scenes, a fierce competition is underway: a duel between two young magicians, Celia and Marco, who have been trained since childhood expressly for this purpose by their mercurial instructors. Unbeknownst to them both, this is a game in which only one can be left standing. Despite the high stakes, Celia and Marco soon tumble headfirst into love, setting off a domino effect of dangerous consequences, and leaving the lives of everyone, from the performers to the patrons, hanging in the balance.

I’ve had this book on my TBR for so long. I think I picked it up because everyone was talking about it or I liked the cover. I know it’s a book people have mixed feelings on. I constantly say I’m going to read it yet I still haven’t even tried? I guess we will see if I do get to this book anytime soon or not. It looks like I will love it. Someday I will read it… I swear.

What is on your Goodreads shelf to read? If anyone is doing this, I would love to see your book choice so I can add more books to my own TBR.

Until I rant about books again,