More Happy Than Not by Adam Silvera {Quote It Wednesday}

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Hi everybody and welcome to a new Quote It Wednesday!

Today I feature a quote from my first Adam Silvera, who has since become an auto-buy author for me and pretty much the only auto-buy author who is allowed to make me cry on a regular basis with his books.

More Happy Than Not especially hit me hard, because it really got me thinking about memories. I do actually treasure all of my memories, even the painful ones, because they made me who I am today. But sometimes, yes sometimes, I do find myself wondering if it wouldn’t be nice to be able to choose which memories you could just completely erase. Would you miss someone or something less hard if you didn’t remember them? Or would you just end up erasing all the good times, all the lessons learned along with the pain? If so, would it still be worth it?

WHAT DO YOU THINK OF THIS QUOTE? If given the choice, would you consider erasing some of your memories forever? Or would you prefer to keep them all, even the painful ones?

Books I’d Consider Selling My Soul For If I Could Read Them Today Already {Top Ten Tuesday}

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Welcome to a new Top Ten Tuesday!

Today’s all about those books on our wishlist that we want so badly but are still so very far away.  Those books that we’d do anything for to be able to read them today, right now, pretty please. Yet, they are so far away, there’s not even covers or titles for some of these.

These are the books I want so badly that I might consider selling my soul for. Or probably something less drastic like give up the internet (say what?) or stop eating sugar (say what again?).

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Haunting, Emotional and Beautiful — They Both Die At The End by Adam Silvera {Book Review}

They Both Die At The End by Adam SilveraTitle: They Both Die At The End
Author: Adam Silvera
Publisher: HarperTeen
Release Date: September 5th, 2017
Standalone/Series: Standalone
Genre: Young Adult – Contemporary

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My rating in stars: 5 stars
My rating in words: New all-time favorite

WHAT IT’S ABOUT:

On September 5, a little after midnight, Death-Cast calls Mateo Torrez and Rufus Emeterio to give them some bad news: They’re going to die today. Mateo and Rufus are total strangers, but, for different reasons, they’re both looking to make a new friend on their End Day. The good news: There’s an app for that. It’s called the Last Friend, and through it, Rufus and Mateo are about to meet up for one last great adventure and to live a lifetime in a single day.

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Ten Authors I’d Love To Meet {Top Ten Tuesday}

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Hi guys, and welcome to a new Top Ten Tuesday!  Today’s all about authors we’d love to meet.

Now, I haven’t met any author yet in real life.

Scratch that, that’s a lie. There is one Belgian author I ‘met’. I say ‘met’ because the story is just a little embarassing. There was a Belgian author I wanted to meet, so when I heard he was signing at a book fair, I took my book and dragged my husband to said fair to get an autograph. I was expecting a big line and that I could just stand in line until it was my turn, get my signature and go. You know, not stand out in any way, because that’s how I roll. Unfortunately, by the time we got there, there just happened to be no one in line and the author in question was having a chat with his neighbour. Obviously, I didn’t want to go up and get his attention because it would defeat my whole ‘don’t stand out’ strategy, so I devised a whole new strategy: ‘pretend to be browsing nearby and wait until there is a line’. Solid strategy, right? I thought so!
Except my husband is NOT a fan of waiting and had already exhausted his patience watching me browse books for the previous two hours already, and thus not in agreement with my impromptu strategy. So in the end, he basically just went and got my autograph for me while I trailed awkwardly behind him, red as a tomato.

So with that in mind, I give you a list of other authors I’d love to meet, without being an awkward, anxious little tomato if possible!

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You’re Already The Voice Inside My Head — History Is All You Left Me by Adam Silvera {Book Review}

history-is-all-you-left-me-by-adam-silveraTitle: History Is All You Left Me
Author: Adam Silvera
Publisher: Soho Teen
Release Date:  January 17th, 2017
Standalone/Series: Standalone
Genre: Young Adult – Contemporary

Goodreads link

My rating in stars: 5 stars
My rating in words: New all-time favorite

What it’s about:

When Griffin’s first love and ex-boyfriend, Theo, dies in a drowning accident, his universe implodes. Even though Theo had moved to California for college and started seeing Jackson, Griffin never doubted Theo would come back to him when the time was right. But now, the future he’s been imagining for himself has gone far off course.

To make things worse, the only person who truly understands his heartache is Jackson. But no matter how much they open up to each other, Griffin’s downward spiral continues. He’s losing himself in his obsessive compulsions and destructive choices, and the secrets he’s been keeping are tearing him apart.

If Griffin is ever to rebuild his future, he must first confront his history, every last heartbreaking piece in the puzzle of his life.

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Most Anticipated Releases For The First Half Of 2017 {Top Ten Tuesday}

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Now that the year has almost come to an end, it’s time to to look ahead… at all the books we’re anticipating in 2017!

Since the list is way too long if we want to have the complete year, let’s just split the year in two and see what books are exciting in the first half of 2016! (And even this was tricky. I managed to get it down to 12 and even then I had to make some tough cuts – Wayfarer, Windwitch, Lord of Shadows and all the others I had to cut – I still love you too!)

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Top Ten Authors I Read For The First Time In 2016 {Top Ten Tuesday}

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Today’s Top Ten Tuesday is all about my favorite new-to-me authors I read for the first time in 2016. I feel like I’m just massively behind on my TBR, because I seem to discover new amazing authors all the time. And most of these authors are already quite popular with a ton of books out. But, even though I am behind, I kind of don’t mind because it means I can BINGE-READ! And if there’s one thing I love, it’s binge-reading series. Not having to wait years for the next installment = HEAVEN <3

Of course, I’m also discovering amazing debut authors every day, so there I will have to wait for new material along with the rest of the world. But you know what? That’s okay too! Because I can anticipate and obsess over them with my fellow book bloggers and that’s part of the fun!

So anyway, here are 10 of my favorite author discoveries in 2016!

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