Favourite Quotes

Do you ever just read a sentence in a book and have to stop reading because it affected you that much? This is what this list is. These are the sentences that impacted me so much while I was reading the book. 

“ I like good strong words that mean something.” 

– Louisa May Alcott, Little Women

“ I am not afraid of storms, for I am learning how to sail my ship.” 

– Louisa May Alcott, Little Women 

“ Sometimes people are beautiful. Not in look. Not in what they said. Just in the way they are.” 

– Markus Zusah , I am the Messenger

  You never really understand a person until you consider things from his point of view. Until you climb into his skin and walk around in it never really understand a person until you consider things from his point of view . Until you climb into his skin and walk around in it.” 

– Harper Lee, To Kill a Mockingbird 

“ There is not always a good guy. Nor is there always a bad one. Most people are somewhere in between.” 

– Patrick Ness, A Monster Calls 

“ Reading is an escape from the outside world. Everyone needs a little of that to keep their sanity.” 

– Kim Holden , Bright Side 

“‘ Stories don’t always have happy endings.’ This stopped him. Because they didn’t, did they? That’s one thing the monster had definitely taught him. Stories were wild, wild animals and went off in directions you couldn’t expect.”

– Patrick Ness , A Monster Calls 

“ Don’t judge each other. We all have our own shit. Keep your eyes on yours and your nose out of everyone else’s unless you’re invited in. And when you get the invitation, help, don’t judge.”

– Kim Holden, Bright Side 

TBR Book Tag

1. How do you keep track of your TBR pile?

I keep track of my TBR pile on Goodreads. 

2. Is your TBR mostly print or ebook?

Honestly it is a little bit of both. 

3. How do you determine which book from your TBR to read next?

I am a mood reader so I pick up a book that I am going to read next based on my mood. 

4. A Book That’s Been On Your TBR List The LongestImage result for etiquette and espionage

Etiquette & Espionage by Gail Carriger. 

5. A Book You Recently Added To Your TBR

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Crazy Rich Asians by Kevin Kwan 

6. A Book In Your TBR Strictly Because Of Its Beautiful Cover

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The First Fifteen Lives of harry August by Claire North. I love how simplistic it is.

7. A Book On Your TBR That You Never Plan on Reading

At this point I plan on reading all of the books that are on my TBR. 

8. An Unpublished Book On Your TBR That You’re Excited For

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The Next Person You Meet in Heaven by Mitch Albom. I first read the first book The Five People You Meet in Heaven back when I was 12. Now 10 years later he is coming out with the second book and I couldn’t be more excited. 

9. A Book On Your TBR That Basically Everyone’s Read But You

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Pride and Prejudice by Jane Austen. I know, I know I need to read it.   

10. A Book On Your TBR That Everyone Recommends To You

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Salt to the Sea by Ruta Sepetys. I feel like every book blogger and Youtuber were recommending this book.  

11. A Book On Your TBR That You’re Dying To Read

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Ready Player One by Ernest Cline 

12. How many books are on your TBR shelf?

Combining not released , not owned and owned books I have 372 books. 

Infinity + One Review

Synopsis (Goodreads Synopsis) 

When two unlikely allies become two unwitting outlaws, will two unforgettable lovers defy unbeatable odds?

Bonnie Rae Shelby is a superstar. She’s rich. She’s beautiful. She’s impossibly famous. And Bonnie Rae Shelby wants to die.

Finn Clyde is a nobody. He’s broken. He’s brilliant. He’s impossibly cynical. And all he wants is a chance at life.

One girl. One boy. An act of compassion. A bizarre set of circumstances. And a choice – turn your head and walk away, or reach out your hand and risk it all?

With that choice, the clock starts ticking on a man with a past and a girl who can’t face the future, counting down the seconds in an adventure riddled with heartbreak and humor, misunderstanding and revelation. With the world against them, two very different people take a journey that will not only change their lives, but may cost them their lives as well.

Infinity + One is a tale of shooting stars and fame and fortune, of gilded cages and iron bars, of finding a friend behind a stranger’s face, and discovering love in the oddest of places.

Thoughts 

Pros 

  • this is the fourth book that I have read of Amy Harmon’s and it did not disappoint. 
  • Amy has an amazing way of writing complex, beautiful and real characters. 
  • This is tied with Making Faces of my favourite Amy Harmon book. 
  • I had so much fun listening to this audiobook. 
  • The story and narration were compelling. 
  • Narrator did an awesome job with the different voices and accents. 
  • the different voices flowed nicely after one another. 
  • The romance was beautiful. As I was listening I could feel their sexual tension. 
  • Fin wasn’t the typical bad boy. He liked to do math which I thought was incredibly rare in a New Adult book. 
  • Bonnie wanted to make people feel loved and hopeful because she felt unloved and hopeless throughout her childhood. 
  • Enjoyed that the book was loosely based on Bonnie and Clyde and that the characters talked about their story was very similar of the two outlaws. 
  • I most admired about the whole story was that the two main characters didn’t have sex until they were married.
  • This book was everything I wanted and more.  

Cons

  • None 

Rating 

Plot – 5 stars

Characters – 5 stars

Writing – 5 stars 

Narrator – 5 stars

Pacing – 5 stars

Enjoyment – 5 stars 

Overall Rating – 5 stars 

 

I would absolutely 100% recommend this book. 

 

“No matter how many words we get, there’s always going to be the last one, and one word is never enough.” 

-Amy Harmon, Infinity + One

This or That Tag

1. Reading on bed or couch
I prefer reading on my bed. I usually read the most at night in my bed before going to sleep.
2. Male or female main characters
As long as I can relate to the character it does not matter to me. Although as I am saying that I tend to relate more to female main characters.
3. Sweet or salty snacks while reading
Salty snacks all the way. My prefer snack of choice while reading is chips.
4. Trilogies or quartets
Trilogies because I feel like that is the perfect amount of time to be with the characters and plot. It isn’t too shot or too long.
5. First or third person P.O.V
First person all the way. To make me connect to a character I have to be inside their head and know their thoughts and feelings.
6. Reading at night or morning
I get most of my reading art night before I go to bed.
7. Libraries or bookstores
My favourite place on earth is my local bookstore. I love the energy there.
8. Books that make you laugh or cry
I prefer books that make me cry. When I cry while reading a book it is because I feel so much for the characters I want to give him a hug. Crying while reading a book shows me that I connect so much to the characters that I react physically to their pain.
9. Black or white book covers
Black covers because it doesn’t get dirty.
10. Character or plot driven
I love character driven stories because the characters are the ones that I am most interested in. All of my favourite stories are because I fell in love with the characters.

Meeting Lydia Review

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Synopsis (Goodreads Synopsis)

When Marianne comes home from work one day to find her husband talking to a glamorous woman in the kitchen, insecurities resurface from a time when she was bullied at school. Jealousy rears its head and her marriage begins to fall apart. Desperate for a solution, she finds herself trying to track down her first schoolgirl crush: Edward Harvey. Even thinking his name made her tingle with half-remembered childlike giddiness. Edward Harvey, the only one from Brocklebank to whom she might write if she found him.

Meeting Lydia is a book about childhood bullying, midlife crises, obsession, jealousy and the ever-growing trend of Internet relationships. It will appeal to fans of character-driven fiction and those interested in the dynamics and psychology of relationships

My Thoughts on the Book
Pros
– Loved how the behaviour and social media aspects played a major role in Marianne and Johnny’s relationship.
– I have never read a book that centred around websites like Facebook which was refreshing.

Cons
– First couple of chapters were slow to get through.
– Didn’t connect with any of the characters.

Rating
Plot – 4 stars
Characters – 3 stars
Writing – 4 stars
Pacing – 3 stars
Cover – 4 stars
Enjoyment – 3 stars

Overall Rating – 3 Stars

Unfortunately I don’t recommend this book.

Top 5 Wednesday – April 4

Favourite  Jokesters, Pranksters, or Funny characters
1. Matilda Wormwood (Matilda) – She is one of the best pranksters in my opinion. Her cleverness and whit makes her come up with funny pranks to pull on the adults that have done her wrong.
2. Anne Shirley (Anne of Green Gables Series) – Anne is a forced to be reckoned with. She never lets the bad days win by using her funny and curious personality.
3. Ed Kennedy (I am the Messenger) -One of my favourite types of humour to read about is dry humour and Ed Kennedy has this. Through this journey to find out who the messenger is that has been sending him all of these playing cards he still finds the time to find the humour in his life.
4. Kenji (Shatter Me Series) – As soon I was introduced to Kenji’s character he instantly made me laugh. He is a class clown character for sure!
5. Kitty Covey (To All the Boys I’ve Loved Before Trilogy) – Kitty is the youngest of the Covey sisters. Whether I was reading a fluffy scene or a heartbreaking scene in the series Kitty always lighted up scene with a smart come back or a funny line.