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?

Holy Plot Twist Batman! — Books That Surprised Me {Top Ten Tuesday}

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Welcome to a new Top Ten Tuesday!

Reading a lot has many benefits. You learn a lot, you travel the world without leaving your couch, you make lots of fictional friends and you get to fall in love with so many different worlds. I would say there are no downsides to reading a lot… except maybe that after a while, you’ll become better and better at predicting the way the plot will go. The journey is still fun, but it’s not always fun when you can already predict most of the plot 20% into the book.

Luckily, this is not always the case. Some books still manage to surprise me. Some things I did not see coming AT ALL. And I love it when this happens. Of course what surprises me, may not surprise you, or vice versa. But here are some of the books that surprised me in some way.

Note: this post does not contain any actual spoilers, meaning I will not say what exactly surprised me (like: character X died, or X and Y got together, or THIS THING happened). However, if you consider the fact of a book having a plot twist to be a spoiler or to lessen your enjoyment of the book in any way, then I advise you to not continue reading this post.

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Books I Can’t Believe I Read Because They Promised Tears & I Read Them Anyway {Top Ten Tuesday}

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Hi everybody, and welcome to a new Top Ten Tuesday!

Today’s all about books I can’t believe I read. More specifically, I can’t believe I read them because the blurb promised me tears and sadness and tough topics and most of the time, I avoid those like the plague and go for the feel-good books instead. Most of the time, but then some times I just find myself picking up one of those heartbreaking books anyway, and end up crying my heart out. And I don’t mean crying like “Oh, my eyes got a little watery at that scene”. No, I mean full-blown snotty nose, red face, ugly-crying. And guess what? I still loved every single one of these books so, so much, despite the tears.

So here are some of my fave books I can’t believe I even read because they promised tears:

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Books I’m Forever Thankful For {Top Ten Tuesday}

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Hi everybody, and welcome to a new Top Ten Tuesday!

In honor of Thanksgiving week in the US, today is all about being thankful. More specifically, what books we are thankful for.

Now, I’m thankful for a lot of books. For lots of reasons. So narrowing this down was… tough. I decided to split it into categories as to why I am thankful for a book in particular, which came a little easier for me. But I would just like to note that some of these books definitely fit into more than one categorie. And I am probably forgetting a lot of books as well. But anyway, here it goes!

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Books I Want My Future Children To Read {Top Ten Tuesday}

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Hi everybody, and welcome to a new Top Ten Tuesday!

Today’s all about the books I’d love to read with my future children. To be honest, my knowledge about children’s books is rather limited because A) I don’t have any kids yet so I’m not yet in the habit of reading children’s books with them and B) I myself mostly read books by Belgian authors as a kid which will probably not be that known to you. For those reasons I decided to broaden the age of those (hypothetical) children from kid to young adult and present you a list of books I’d want them to read for a variety of reasons.

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Ten Books I Struggled To Get Into But Ended Up All-Time Favorites Anyway {Top Ten Tuesday}

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Hi everybody, and welcome to a new Top Ten Tuesday!

Today’s Top Ten is all about books that I struggled to get into. Now, beginnings are something I usually struggle with. As much as I love reading a new story and getting to know new characters, the beginning is almost always a struggle.

I start reading and find I have to force myself to continue reading. But usually when I’m reading and get a few chapters in (this can be from the 2nd or third chapter, but it can also be about halfway the book), I start getting invested in the story and attached to the characters. And THAT’s when I switch from forcing myself to read to really enjoying a book. And this struggle with beginnings is something that’s a ME-thing, not a BOOK-thing. Because some books or series that have become my all-time favorites started as a book I was really struggling to get into.

You may be surprised by some of the books I had this issue with…

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We Live And Breathe Words — Favorite Book Quotes {Top Ten Tuesday}

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Hi guys, and welcome to a new Top Ten Tuesday. Today is a topic that I’ve been wanting to do for a while now, and that is… quotes!

I’ve always loved quotes. When I was younger I kept a little quote book where I wrote down all the quotes that meant something to me. That could be anything from lyrics to movie or tv quotes, to book quotes. It could be inspirational, moving, relatable or funny. Just, beautiful words put together to make beautiful quotes.

So that’s the post for today. Quotes. Of course these are not all of them, because I could never choose just ten favorites. So these are just a completely random selection of ten bookish quotes I love. Who knows, maybe I could make this into a more regular feature. Anyway, enjoy!

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The 2016 End of Year Book Survey

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Hi guys! Since it’s the end of the year, I thought it would be fun to do a sort of survey summarizing the year. Because just listing my favorites does not seem enough somehow, and you know is pretty much impossible anyway

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Let’s do this!

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Fangirl Alert – My Favorite Books Of 2016 {Top Ten Tuesday}

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Well, what do you know. As bad a year as 2016 has been, I can honestly say I’ve read a ton of amazing books. The reading year has been the absolute best.

So… HOW DO YOU EVER EXPECT ME TO PICK ONLY TEN? You can’t. I can’t. So I didn’t. Also, I totally cheated and included complete series. Because I often binge-read complete series and HOW COULD ANYONE EXPECT ME TO PICK JUST ONE OF THEM?

So anyway, these are the books I’ve read in 2016 (not all released in 2016 because I am way behind on books and will forever be catching up) that I enjoyed the most. In no particular order.

Warning: fangirling and excessive capslock may occur.

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