Unleash the Storm by Annette Marie {Quote It Wednesday}

Unleash the Storm by Annette Marie

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Did you know this is already my 18th Quote It Wednesday? So I think it is time and long overdue to share an Annette Marie quote, because I haven’t raved about her in a few… hours… 😉

The quote above is from the Steel and Stone series and is a much needed reminder for overthinkers such as myself.

What do you think about the quote?
Are you an overthinker?

It’s The Most Wonderful Time Of The Year — My Fall TBR {Top Ten Tuesday}

180918 Fall TBR

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IT IS TIME FOR MY FAVORITE SEASON! There’s just something about fall that feels magical. Like anything is possible and any obstacle can be overcome. Also, there is Halloween (also known as my birthday ) Aaaand, there are just SO MANY amazing book releases to look forward to. Seriously, with all these new releases, I doubt I’ll be getting to any backlist reads this fall. But that fine by me, becasue check out these beauties!

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A Four-Step Guide On How To Get Lindsey To Read A Book About Soccer — Running With Lions by Julian Winters {Book Review}

Running With Lions by Julian WintersTitle: Running With Lions
Author: Julian Winters
Publisher:
Duet Books
Release Date: June 7th, 2018
Standalone/Series: Standalone
Genre: Young Adult – Contemporary

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My rating in stars: 3,5 stars
My rating in words: I liked it!

WHAT IT’S ABOUT:

Bloomington High School Lions’ star goalie, Sebastian Hughes, should be excited about his senior year: His teammates are amazing and he’s got a coach who doesn’t ask anyone to hide their sexuality. But when his estranged childhood best friend Emir Shah shows up to summer training camp, Sebastian realizes the team’s success may end up in the hands of the one guy who hates him. Determined to reconnect with Emir for the sake of the Lions, he sets out to regain Emir’s trust. But to Sebastian’s surprise, sweaty days on the pitch, wandering the town’s streets, and bonding on the weekends sparks more than just friendship between them.

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Shatter Me by Tahereh Mafi {Quote It Wednesday}

Shatter Me by Tahereh Mafi

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By now you all know I love quotes. It’s why I’m doing this Quote It Wednesday, so it’s not really a surprise. But if there’s one type of quotes I love more than others, it’s book lover quotes. Something about hearing my fellow (albeit fictional) bookworms speak lovingly about books just makes my heart feel all mushy. So that’s why today I’m presenting this lovely quote from my fellow bookworm Juliette from the Shatter Me trilogy.

What do you think about the quote?
Do you also love a good book lover quote like me?

Some of My Favorite Books That Need Your Love & Attention Too {Top Ten Tuesday}

180911 Hidden gems

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Today is all about hidden gems and as I mentioned before – I am not that good at discovering hidden gems. Most books I read are ones that are highly hyped or at least recommended to me already by trusted blogger friends. I am working on this, but in the meantime I asked Goodreads for help. (What would we do without Goodreads?)

I basically checked the list of books I read and sorted them on the number of ratings they received. The first book on my list only received about 40 ratings, while the last one received about 2.600 ratings. Which is not a lot. (To give you an idea: Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone has 5.536.439 ratings to date)

So in conclusion: these books are great and deserve some more love!

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The One Where Lindsey Predictably Falls For A Band of Dangerous Misfits (Again) — Vicious by V.E. Schwab {Book Review}

vicious-by-v-e-schwabTitle: Vicious (Villains #1)
Author: V.E. Schwab
Publisher:
Tor
Release Date: September 24th, 2013
Standalone/Series: Series
Genre: Adult – Fantasy

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My rating in stars: 4,5 stars
My rating in words: Loved it!

WHAT IT’S ABOUT:

Victor and Eli started out as college roommates—brilliant, arrogant, lonely boys who recognized the same sharpness and ambition in each other. In their senior year, a shared research interest in adrenaline, near-death experiences, and seemingly supernatural events reveals an intriguing possibility: that under the right conditions, someone could develop extraordinary abilities. But when their thesis moves from the academic to the experimental, things go horribly wrong. 

Ten years later, Victor breaks out of prison, determined to catch up to his old friend (now foe), aided by a young girl whose reserved nature obscures a stunning ability. Meanwhile, Eli is on a mission to eradicate every other super-powered person that he can find—aside from his sidekick, an enigmatic woman with an unbreakable will. Armed with terrible power on both sides, driven by the memory of betrayal and loss, the archnemeses have set a course for revenge—but who will be left alive at the end?

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Queens of Geek by Jen Wilde {Quote It Wednesday}

Queens of Geek by Jen Wilde

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Today’s quote is from the absolutely lovely Queens of Geek, which is a fun story full of diversity, body positivity, mental health rep, LGBTQIA+ rep and much, much more goodness. It is filled to the brim with amazing, empowering and relatable quotes, but I ended up choosing this one today as I am choosing to live by it myself a lot more lately. What others think of you doesn’t matter. All that matters is that you are yourself and you are happy. Love yourself <3

What do you think about the quote?
are you easily able to love yourself? Or do you, Like me, sometimes need a little reminder that you are awesome the way you are?

My Favorite Binge-Worthy TV Shows {Top Ten Tuesday}

180904 Binge-Worthy TV Shows

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With the new TV season starting, today is all about binge-worthy TV shows! (Because it doesn’t always have to be about books). Now, I used to be a huge tv show junkie. Meaning, I followed about 10-15 shows religiously and watched them every evening as soon as they came out. Lately, I’ve almost stopped that completely. Why?

One, because a lot of shows I used to love just seem to go on too long and I end up losing interest.
Two, because I started preferring binge-watching shows with shorter seasons over weekly watching shows with longer seasons.

To me, shorter seasons make for tighter storylines and are just much more fun to binge-watch. I watch them for a certain period, as long as it takes me to finish them, and then I move on to the next tv show. So these are a few of my latest binge-watch obsessions!

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Calendar Girls – September 2018 – Favorite Book Set In A School

Calendar Girls

The Calendar Girls is a monthly blog event that was created by Melanie at MNBernard Books, and Flavia at Flavia the Bibliophile, and is now hosted by Adrienne at Darque Dreamer Reads, and Katie at Never Not Reading. It was inspired by the 1961 classic song by Neil Sedaka and created to ignite fun bookish discussions among readers and bloggers.

So, just like the song, each month a new theme is chosen (participants will get to vote between two choices), and participating bloggers get to choose their favorite book within the theme, or the book they think best fits the theme, to talk about in a blog post on the first Monday of each month.

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August 2018: The Month of Villains, Gumihos & Loving Yourself {Monthly Wrap Up}

August 2018 Wrap Up

Hi everybody, and welcome to my August wrap up!

August has been good – the weather has cooled off and the month has seemed to fly by faster because of it. I did manage to read a few good books, but highlights this month definitely happened on the music and movie front (Gee, what could it be? This is not predictable AT ALL…) Oh, and I got accepted for my first blog tour for one of my favorite authors so I’m pretty pleased overall <3

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