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Six for Sunday [Books I Read At School]

The creator of this weekly Sunday book prompt is A Little But A Lot. The month of September has been school themed, which I think is pretty neat. This week, it is books you can recall reading at school. I’m getting old so I don’t remember all of them, but here are the six I do remember.

  1. Oryx and Crake by Margaret Atwood. – I remember thinking this book was so strange, that a future like this could never happen. Now I look at the world about ten years later, and I can see how it’s kind of already started. Definitely a good book though.
  2. The Great Gatsby- All I remember is talking about what the eyes on the billboard mean and the green light. Oh yeah, myrtle is killed. When I think of this, I think of the Leonardo DiCaprio movie. Yikes.
  3. Tess of the D’Ubervilles- This Book was so boring. So boring. And such a shamer of females who have sex outside of marriage even when it’s rape and it’s just a gross book. It still makes me annoyed to think about it.
  4. 1984- I didn’t understand why we were talking about the snow globe back then, and I didn’t think it could happen. Once again, I was damn wrong. Especially regarding the depletion of language in the book juxtaposed with some language of today.
  5. Hamlet- Why is the only thing I remember about reading this in high school was doing an oral presentation on it? I remember in college there’s a weird modern movie version. I mostly just think of The Lion King.
  6. The Hunger Games- I read it for a college class. Everyone was like this book focuses on war, and all I could think about was how much I loved Peeta. Oop.

These are the six books I remember from school. What books do you remember? I can’t be the only one who read these for school, I think… make sure you check out other six for Sunday posts or let me know if you’re doing one!

Until I rant about books again,

First Line Fridays [September 27]

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!

Here’s the first few lines:

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I mogen AlbrIght gAve the perfectly made bed one more completely unnecessary swipe with her hand. The Egyptian cotton sheets, with their one thousand thread count, were soft beneath her fingertips, and a light, deliciously clean fragrance tickled her nostrils. A little nervously, Imogen tucked a honeyblond strand of her shoulder-length hair behind her ear and glanced around the room.

What is the book?

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I just recently finished this sweet Christmas romance. It comes out October 1st so please preorder it if this sounded good to you. I know the beginning seems a little strange, but it’s such a good book. If you’re doing First Line Friday, I would love to see your post so comment below if you’re doing it so I can add some more books to my TBR (not that I need to.)

Until I rant about books again,

WWW Wednesday [September 25]

WWW Wednesday is hosted by Sam @ Taking on a World of Words! All you have to do is answers the following three questions: What are you currently reading? What did you recently finish reading? What do you think you’ll read next?

What am I currently reading?

I’m currently reading my first Harlequin Intrigue novel in years. It’s the third in a series about a serial killer so I’m a little behind, but I’m definitely enjoying it so far. The characters have been apart for seven years so I’m excited to see how they reunite and if the mystery of who this killer is will be solved yet.

What did I recently finish?

I recently finished yet another Christmas romance. You would think I’m getting sick of them, but I’m still going strong. I have a full review of this book available on my blog.

What do I think I’ll read next?

This one won’t be right away because of the other NetGalley books I have right now, but I’m excited about this one because of the jojo moyes blurb. I’ve kind of wanted a book that makes me cry. I haven’t had that in a very long time. It was just a book I could not resist so I’m glad I was approved.

That’s what I’m currently reading, what I finished, and what I’ll be reading next (soonish). I’d love to see what you’re reading or what you’ve finished or planning to read soon. Let me know.

Until I rant about books again,

Top Ten Tuesday- Books on my Fall TBR [September 24]

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.

Here are 10 books on my fall TBR. These are all NetGalley books since I have so many to get through. I’m not going to be talking too much about them since some aren’t published yet, and there will be reviews for them. Either long or mini reviews.

This was a cover pick. I’m also excited because of the title. I have a good feeling about this.

I’ve been hearing awesome things about Talia Hibbert for years. So I’m so thrilled to have her first major romance title from Avon to read. It does have a warning for domestic violence so just keep that in mind if that’s a sensitive issue for you.

I think this is a sapphic Pride and Prejudice retelling so that’s awesome.

This was a cover pick and because of the blurb. I think it’s going to be an emotional read. I haven’t cried from a book in a long time, maybe this will be the one.

Yet another Amy Miller. I like her books. I think she’s becoming a new favorite contemporary author. Definitely check her out.

I’ve loved the purple harlequin books a loooong time. My grandma has been reading them for ages. It’s awesome finally see not just white people on the cover too.

Look at the cover. How could I say no? Also a prince and Christmas? It’s like a hallmark movie in a book. Yes please.

Christmas werewolf romance. What more need I say?

I just love all of the harlequin purple books. The end.

See my love for the purple books above. Just all of these books for me please.

So these are all the books I’m hoping to read for fall. I’m very excited and grateful to NetGalley and all of the publishers.

Until I rant about books again,

Gooodreads Monday [September 23]

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!

Synopsis:

From the #1 New York Times bestselling author of The Handmaid’s Tale

In this final volume of the internationally celebrated MaddAddam trilogy, the Waterless Flood pandemic has wiped out most of the population. Toby is part of a small band of survivors, along with the Children of Crake: the gentle, bioengineered quasi-human species who will inherit this new earth.

As Toby explains their origins to the curious Crakers, her tales cohere into a luminous oral history that sets down humanity’s past—and points toward its future. Blending action, humor, romance, and an imagination at once dazzlingly inventive and grounded in a recognizable world, MaddAddam is vintage Atwood—a moving and dramatic conclusion to her epic work of speculative fiction.

Oh, my goodness. So this has been on my TBR for ages. Oops. I’ve been into this trilogy since I read Oryx and Crake in high school. I’ve been a fan of Atwood since high school, and I bought this book like eight years ago to read it. I don’t know why I keep putting it off when I know I’m going to like it. However, it’s been so long I feel like I should reread the other two books so I’m fully cognizant of the events in prior books so I’m not confused as hell. So I need to get to this one eventually, but I have so many other books too. I really have no idea why I keep adding books to my Goodreads Tbr. If anyone has read this, I’d love to hear what you think. Atwood is such a good author, I love talking about her books.

Until I rant about books again,

Six for Sunday [Characters I’d Love To Be Friends With]

Another first for me. This is from the blog, A little but a lot. The month of September seems to be school themed. So anyway. Here are six characters I’d love to be friends with.

  1. Luna Lovegood from Harry Potter. I don’t know about you, she just seems like she would be a lot of fun. I like weird and just think being friends with Luna would be absolutely amazing.
  2. Isabelle Lightwood from The Mortal Instruments. I wish I was a bad ass. Isabelle is a bad ass, and I just need a friend who is to afraid to be kick ass and brave at the same time.
  3. Lada Dracul from The Conquers Saga. I can’t imagine anything cooler than a friend who impales her enemies. Enough said.
  4. Jane Eyre. I just really want to be friends with her because it’s my favorite book. And I think she’s so interesting, I’d love to talk to her about growing up how she did and how she survived mentally.
  5. Matilda. As someone who loves books and was the same way as a kid, it would be cool to be friends with a girl who loves books just as much as me and has magical powers.
  6. Jo March from Little Women. Jo is so strong and determined. She never gives up on her dreams to be a writer. I want the same tenacity and strength she has to, especially when she has to deal with tough times in her family.

Those are all of the book characters I would love to be friends with. I know it’s a lame list, but I can’t help who I am. I would love to know who you would want to be friends with or if you like any of these characters as well. If you do your own S4S post, I’d love to see it. And be sure to check out the original creator of the post as well.

Until I rant about books again,