Thursday Quotables (the third)

Thursday Quotables is a weekly feature by Lisa at Bookshelf Fantasies. (Rules of participation are located on her blog, if you’d like to do your own Thursday Quotables post.) Basically, this feature is for any line or passage you read during the week that you really liked. It could be thoughtful, or funny, or beautifully written.

Sidenote: I may actually make this a biweekly feature here, as that seems t0 be the pattern I naturally fall into.

The quotes this week come from…


Illuminae by Amie Kaufman and Jay Kristoff

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Top Ten Tuesday: Bookish & Bloggish Resolutions

Top Ten Tuesdays is an original meme created by The Broke and The Bookish. This week’s theme is 2016 resolutions. Well, I was going to do a 2015 recap + my 2016 resolutions, but it’s extremely late. Plus, once I started drafting my 2015 post, I realized that it was going to end up quite lengthy. So I’m just going to finish my resolutions, get a couple hours of sleep, and then complete my (overdue) recap. Without further ado, I present my top 10 bookish & bloggish resolutions for 2016.

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Books I Didn’t Finish in 2015

As we near the start of 2016, I decided to pay tribute to the books that I abandoned this year. Depriving them the honor of being read, I can still give a little publicity  (read: peace offering). I know most bookworms consider DNF-ing to be a negative thing, but I do it all the time. Much of this is due to the fact that I get almost all my reading material from the library.

This is a typical library visit for me: Goes into library, renews unfinished books, requests a book that’s unavailable, browses shelves, can’t resist the beauty, checks out 13 books, and takes another 4 from the free table.

By the next time I visit the library, I will have begun 75% of these books, and only finished 75% of the ones I began. This is not always because I didn’t enjoy a book; in fact, most of the time I just don’t have/make enough time to read everything I have. This is a list of (important for one reason or another) books that I did not finish in the year 2015. Continue reading

Thursday Quotables (the first)


Perusing my WordPress reader this morning, I came across a post from Victoria at Addlepates and Book Nerds titled Thursday Quotables. This concept is perfect for me! I usually have an awesome quote from something I’m currently reading, but I hardly ever remember to write it down before the book needs to be returned to the library. Blogging about it weekly should help me to keep track of my favorite quotes. I’m going to bend the rules a bit and do four quotes, because Stargirl has so many beautiful lines.

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Book Review: Winter

5 out of 5 stars. Ages 13 and up.
Lots of minor spoilers; read with caution, especially if you haven’t read the rest of the books.

I didn’t get into The Lunar Chronicles until a while after Cinder was published. Even though friends had recommended this book to me for years, I’d never picked it up. Once I did though, I was hooked. I hadn’t read any YA Sci-Fi before this series, and I loved the freshness of the world. Not to mention the great characters you can’t help but love.

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