Wednesday, November 19, 2014

Romances that will last outside of the books

These are character I think would last even when they're stories have ended.

1. Hazel and Augustus from The Fault In Our Stars by John Green.

The Fault in Our StarsIf the stars fell perfectly, I think Gus and Hazel would last for a long time outside of their stories. They make such a beautiful couple. I think they understand each other so well. I also think their personalities mess very well together. They're different, but at the same time they are the same. I think John Green made an amazing relationship between the two. Their relationship is so real and I love it. (:

2. Cath and Levi from Fangirl by Rainbow Rowell

FangirlI think Cath and Levi make a good couple. I personally didn't develop a hardcore crush on Levi, but I do think he and Cath are perfect for each other. I think they really balance each other out and I like how honest they were with each other. They are also very real characters and I think that's why they would last long beyond the pages of Fangirl.

3. Meghan and Ash from The Iron King by Julie Kagawa

The Iron King (The Iron Fey, #1)I'm not going to lie, sometimes Meghan and Ash can be immature at times, but there always seems to be something that keeps pulling them together. Maybe I'm hoping too hard, but I honestly do think they could last outside of the story. They make a good team together and they need to include Puck with them too though because no one get's left behind (;

4. Lucas and Helen from Starcrossed by Josephine Angelini

Starcrossed (Starcrossed, #1)If Lucas and Helen don't have a story behind the book, I will bawl. I loved their relationship. They're just destined for each other and I don't think they got the time they deserved together in the books. If you have read it, you know what I mean. I constantly found myself rooting for them to be together. Honestly, it was stressful. I think they'll last though because their love for each other was something beyond powerful.

5. Brittany and Alex from Perfect Chemistry by Simone Elkeles

Perfect Chemistry (Perfect Chemistry, #1)Oh my god, these characters are perfect for each other. They're so different but yet they're still very similar. I think they compliment each other well. They're so real, and I personally think they're relationship is extremely strong. They have so many obstacles thrown at them and they fight against them together. I also think it's sweet how Alex tries so hard to protect Brittany from harm when in the beginning they both hated each other. :3

6. Edward and Bella from Twilight by Stephenie Meyer

Twilight (Twilight, #1)Yes, yes indeed I had to bring in these characters. As much as I dislike Bell and love Edward and think their relationship seems a little rocky, I still think they'll last for a long time. Not because of the way things went down in Breaking Dawn but because of the way they act around each other. The have a love beyond my imagination and sometimes having love that strong can bring you a long ways.

7. Ronnie and Will from The Last Song by Nicholas Sparks

The Last SongRonnie and Will are another couple that I think are very well. They also compliment each other very well. I think they've both learned from their mistakes in their relationship and seen how it costed them that they won't do it again, if that makes sense. I just think they fit very well together. I think they both feel whole with each other and to me, it's really beautiful. It's like they have been searching for a long time for each other and finally found each other and that my friends, is beautiful.

Who do you think will last even after the final page?

Monday, November 17, 2014

Favorite Book Quotes

Need Series by Carrie Jones

Need (Need, #1)Life fractures all of us into little pieces. It harms us, but it's how we glue those fractures back together that makes us stronger.

I don't remember which book this quote was from, I want to say it was the 3rd one. However, I read this series about 3 or so years ago and still to this day this is my #1 book quote that I always remember. It's so honest. I've been broken loads of times and every time I am, I look back to this quote and remember that it's my power to choose how I want to be hurt and how I can use that to my advantage.

Two Boys Kissing by David Levithan

Two Boys KissingSo many of us had to make our own families. So many of us had to pretend when we were home. So many of us had to leave. But every single one of us wishes we hadn’t had to. Every single one of us wishes our family had acted like our family, that even when we found a new family, we hadn’t had to leave the other one behind. Every single one of us would have loved to have been loved unconditionally by our parents.

I love this quote. It's so incredibly powerful. I remember when I first read it, I became very sad and teary eyed. I just can't image being in a family where no one wanted me or loved me. I think that's why they quote spoke out to me so much is because it's so heartbreaking and at the same time it makes me really angry that people can do this to their family.

The Book Thief by Markus Suzak

The Book ThiefTwo weeks to change the world, fourteen days to destroy it.

This quote is also beyond beautiful. I think some people, when they hear two weeks, it seems like a really long time but when using fourteen days, it doesn't seem long at all. That's why I think this quote is brilliant. It can seem like forever when we are trying to change the world, but it is so easy to destroy it. We need to choose wisely.

Between Shades of Gray by Ruta Sepetys

Between Shades of Gray“But how can they just decide that we're animals? They don't even know us," I said. "We know us," said Mother. "They're wrong. And don't ever allow them to convince you otherwise. Do you understand?” 

The reason this quote was said in the book is for sad reasons, but I read it and all I see is not letting someone take away who you are. Don't let them take away your happiness or your humor or your spirit. People are so quick to judge one another. Sometimes these can be nasty remarks, but never let them change the way you  think about yourself.

Twisted by Laurie Halse Anderson

TwistedEverybody told me to be a man. Nobody told me how.

This is also another book quote that has stuck with me. We always seem to have expectations of people and people always seem to have expectations about us, but we don't know how to live up to them. They want us to succeed, do well in school, be the all star football player. The best way to live is to your own accord, not to someone else's.

Saturday, November 15, 2014

Best Dressed- Vampire Academy

Hello! This is just a small meme I'm planning on doing on my blog every Saturday! It is where I find books from different countries or compare paper back to hard back and judge who is best dressed. Hope you enjoy! Also, keep in mind that I find these covers through goodreads so I apologize if they're incorrect.


I've never read the Vampire Academy series... yet. I hope to some day though! And since I'm not exactly sure on the plot, I can only vote on picking up the book through the covers. I love all of the pictures on the UK edition. I'm sure they have all have some form of symbol from the story. However, I don't like how every cover is the same. Red, black, and white. I love how the United States has that fence at the bottom with the VA in it. I also love how all of the covers have different colors. I just don't like how all of the covers has a fence on them... to me it's not very original.

I think if I were in a bookstore, I would choose the UK edition. I think the black and red really work together well. I also seen how they look when people show them in youtube videos. I think they would look really beautiful on the shelves. I think the US books are pretty in a way, but I'm tired of covers only full on people.

Which do you choose?

Thursday, November 13, 2014

Don't be embarrassed about reading

Hello! I wanted to discuss today why you should not be embarrassed of the book you're reading in public.

I, too, have struggled with being proud of what I was reading while in public settings. Take for example, Twilight. Of course Twilight became very hyped by fans; however, with hype it also brought a lot of hate. I let my fear of being judged prevent me from showing off what I was reading. I found myself reading more hardcovers so I could take the cover off and keep it hidden in the depth of my room. I was not only embarrassed to read Twilight but any young adult book. I thought readers only read the classics and adult books. But we need to embrace the lessons we learn from books. We need to embrace reading in general. 

One reason you shouldn't be embarrassed or even ashamed is because everyone, everyone, has different tastes. Different taste in clothes, music, hair styles. Yes, even books. Imagine a world where everyone was the same. Which brings me to my next point, embrace being different. If you're embarrassed to read a book everyone else thought was bad, embrace it! Be proud of being different. The world would be a very boring place otherwise. 

Reading in public can be spread like word of mouth. People on the streets, in the airport, at the doctors may ask you, "how is that?", "What's your book about?". Maybe, just maybe, they'll end up buying it later that day because of you. I mean, how did Twilight become so hyped up? It was Stephenie's debut novel. I remember learning about it through someone else because I asked about the book they were reading (Breaking Dawn) because I loved the cover. Next thing I know, it's spread like wild fire and everyone I know is read it and telling everyone else how amazing it is and how they should read it too. 

Don't be embarrassed because you're supporting an author, someone part of the book community, someone that loves books as much as you do. It's okay if you dislike the book. It's okay if you didn't actually buy the book. You're still supporting that author. Even if you don't like the book, someone else might see it, buy it, and fall in love. That's all we can really ask for, isn't it? 

The last reason, you may just start a conversation. You may get this person to read or you may even become friends. Maybe you have a friendly debate arguing on if the book is good or not. Or maybe you become soul mates and live happily ever after! But either way, you started a conversation and in today's world, that is so, so, so hard to do when everyone is always staring that their phones. 

I hope you enjoyed this (: 
Remember, do not ever, ever be embarrassed about reading in public, school, any wheres. Embrace it and be you because you are awesome! 

Tuesday, November 11, 2014

Top Ten Tuesday- Characters That Deserve Their Own Book

This is a meme hosted by The Broke and the Bookish where each week bloggers share a list of books for the prompt given.

(I feel like some people may consider some of these characters main characters, but I tried my best!)

Minor characters I would like to have a book written about in their POV: 

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1. Professor Snape - Harry Potter by J.K. Rowling 

Okay, but honestly who wouldn't want to read a book in Snape's point of view!? He is one of the most misjudged characters in the whole series. I might feel bad for him but I still have a hard time not wanting to dislike him, even after reading the books again and seeing the movies a ton. He's just one of those characters that I love to hate. 

2. Augustus- The Fault In Our Stars by John Green

I know, I know, I know, GUS! I am seriously in love with Augustus Waters. He's character's personality is just something beyond unique. He's such a hard character to dislike. I love his love for Hazel and reading that love from his POV would probably make me melt, come back to life, and melt again. And just what if Augustus's story ended like an Imperial Affliction... THE FEELS.

3. Jared- The Host by Stephenie Meyer 

I really found myself falling in love with Jared. There was just something really attractive about his character and the way he wanted to protect the people he cared about. I just want to read his POV to see how he coped with things and how he got to the place he wanted to be. 

4. Roger- Amy And Rogers Epic Detour by Morgan Matson

To be completely honest, I don't remember much from this book. I do, however, remember really enjoying it. I also believe I started to really like Roger's character as well. I would love to read his POV because I would honestly love to read this book again in a different perspective because it's just a really fun read and traveling and seeing new places can be a different experience for everyone. 

5. Wesley- The D.U.F.F by Kody Keplinger

Oh Wesley. Wesley, Wesley, Wesley. He is one of the most sexiest book boyfriends I have ever had if I'm going to be honest with everyone. There is just something so charming about Wes even if he tries to act like everything is great and his great and badass. I also loved his sense of humor and the way he actually cared about people, like his sister or Bianca.

6. Ren- Tigers Curse by Colleen Houck

OH MY GOD REN. I love Ren. This book definitely has it's pros and cons but Ren is and forever will be a total pro, a sexy pro at that. There is just something about him that I'm obsessed with. He's had so much stuff happen to him in his life. I would love to read his thoughts in his POV. I would love to know how it felt when being changed into a tiger and if he was scared while he was on all of his magical quests with Kelsey.

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7. Neville- Harry Potter by J.K Rowling

Neville seems like just a genuine character. I would love to read his POV and see how he reacted when learning about his parents. Neville has also growing a lot during the whole series and I would love to see how his thoughts changed along with his actions. It would also be pretty cool to see how he viewed Ron, Harry, and Hermione.

8. Hazel's parent- The Fault In Our Stars by John Green

But let's be honest, her parents are going through something horrible. I would just love to see how they're dealing with the whole situation. I would also love to see what her mom was doing in Amsterdam and how they viewed Hazel and Augustus's relationship together. Plus, they were some badass parents and I would love to know more about them.

9. Charlie- Twilight by Stepheine Meyer

Charlie was one of my favorite characters in the Twilight saga. I loved his sense of humor. It would just be really fun to see how his life was in Forks, WA before Bella came along. I just want to see how he reacts to everything around him if or when he finds out about all of the mysterious happenings in his town.

 10. Max- The Book Thief by Markus Zusak

I really love Max's journey. I wish Death would have given us a little more on his story. I do really like how the story was told, but it would be really awesome to read about how Max felt hiding in Liesel. I really don't have much more reason for wanting to read his POV besides the fact that I adored him as a character! :D