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The Book Colours Tag

Hello lovelies! How are you? Today’s blog post is all about my answers to the Book Colours Tag. This tag was originally created by Books With Dylan. I have done this tag already, but with the colour yellow. Please leave me a comment down below letting me know what your favourite book colour is. Hope you have a great day.

1. Choose a colour.

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2. Show all your books in that colour.

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3. Separate colour by read/unread.

4. What books do you want to read the most?

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5. What is your favourite book?

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6. What is your favourite book cover?

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7. What is you least favourite book cover?

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8. What is a book you want to buy? 

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9. What is something near you/on your bookshelf? 

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Finally Fall Book Tag

Hello lovelies. How are you? Today’s blog post is all about the Finally Fall Book Tag. This tag was originally created by Tall Tales. Please leave me a comment below letting me know what you like the most about fall. Hope you have a great day. 

1. In fall, the air is crisp and clear: name a book with a vivid setting!

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A book with a vivid setting is Anne of Green Gables. I felt like I was at Prince Edward Island with Anne. It was glorious. 

2. Nature is beautiful… but also dying: name a book that is beautifully written, but also deals with a heavy topic like loss or grief.

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A book that is beautifully written, but also deals with a heavy topic is A Monster Calls. This book is beautiful inside and out. This boo deals with dying and loss. 

3. Fall is back to school season: share a non-fiction book that taught you something new.

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A non fiction book that taught me something new is Cash by Johnny Cash. This is Johnny Cash’s autobiography and it taught me so many things about him that I never would have imagined.  

4. In order to keep warm, it’s good to spend some time with the people we love: name a fictional family/household/friend-group that you’d like to be a part of.

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A fictional family that that I would love to be apart of is the March family from Little Women. This family is everything. I love how close they are, their love for each other and so much more. 

5. The colourful leaves are piling up on the ground: show us a pile of fall-colored spines!

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6. Fall is the perfect time for some storytelling by the fireside: share a book wherein somebody is telling a story.

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A book where somebody is telling a story if The Boston Girl. This is about a elderly women who is telling her life story to her Granddaughter. 

7. The nights are getting darker: share a dark, creepy read.

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A dark and creepy book is Then She was Gone. This book gave me goosebumps. Ill leave it at that. 

8. The days are getting colder: name a short, heartwarming read that could warm up somebody’s cold and rainy day.

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A short, heartwarming read that could warm up somebody’s cold and rainy day is Matilda. I love Matilda. This books puts a smile on my face. The character of Matilda is so funny and spunky. 

9. Fall (luckily, it’s my favourite season) returns every year: name an old favourite that you’d like to return to soon.

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An old favourite that I’d like to return to soon is I am the Messenger. I remember falling in love with this book years ago. It’s the kind of book that warms your heart and makes you have confidence in humanity again. 

10. Fall is the perfect time for cozy reading nights: share your favourite cozy reading “accessory”!

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My favourite cozy reading accessory is my I Love Lucy blanket.

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September OwlCrate Unboxing

Hello lovelies. Today’s blog post is all about my September OwlCrate unboxing. This mont’s theme was Masters of Disguise and I have no idea what the book for this month’s is. OwlCrate is a monthly subscription box that comes with a newly released Young Adult novel and 3 to 5 bookish goodies. Please leave me a comment down below letting me know what your favourite item in this month’s box is. Hope you have a great day. 

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First thing I see in this box is the spoiler card. It is beautiful as always. I love the purple hues the artist used in this print. I am not going to look that the back of the print because it has spoilers and I want to be surprised. 

Next is a mug that is Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban. It was created and designed by Cara Kozik. I love the artwork and all of the iconic scenes on this mug. 

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Another item that I seen this box is bath soak created by Leeloo Soaps. This item was inspired by the Diabolic. I absolutely want to use this in the future. 

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Fourth item in this box is a pair of fingerless gloves that was created by the OwlCrate team. This item was inspired by the Six of Crows duology. I love it when subscription boxes have practical items in their boxes. 

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This gorgeous lip balm was created and designed by GeekFireLabs . It was inspired by the Kiss of Deception trilogy. It smells like apple and spearmint. This smells so good. 

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The next item is a gorgeous art print of Lila Bard from the Shades of Magic trilogy. This was designed by Kirsty Carter. This is beautiful. It will absolutely be going upon non my art print wall. 

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Another item is the pin that they always include in the box. It is a close up of the royals’s face on the spoiler card. I love collecting these.

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The final item before the book is a promotional card with nail polish for the upcoming release of Grim Lovelies. This is such a good idea. I have never gotten nail polish in a subscription box before. I love the colour of it as well. 

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The book for this month is Mirage by Somaiya Daud. This is about Amani, who is kidnapped to the royal palace. There she discovers that she look a lot like the hated Princess Marem. Amani is forced to impersonate the princess at all of her social gatherings. This is a debut novel with fantasy and sci-fi elements. I haven’t heard a lot of people talk about this book, but I am very intrigued about this novel. It sounds awesome. 

This novel also comes signed by the author, a note from the author and a special design underneath the dust jacket. We also get a panflete with a interview from the author, word search and an interview with Leeloo Soaps. 

Next month’s theme is Lost in a Bookstore. Every October box will include an exclusive pair of socks from Our of Print and will also include two hardcover and signed books. 

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Football Book Tag

Hello lovelies. How are you? Today’s blog post is all about the Football Book Tag. I love books and football so I thought this would be the perfect tag since football season is starting up again. GO SEAHAWKS GO!! This tag was originally created by Elliot Books. Please leave me a comment down below letting me know what your answers are to these questions. Hope you have a great day. 

1. False Start–What’s a book you had to start more than once? 

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A book that I had to start more then once is the Serpent King. The first time I started this book I ended up putting it down because I wasn’t in the mood for a contemporary. The second time I read I read it in one sitting and it absolutely blew me away. This is such an awesome books. 

2. MVP–What are your Most Valued Pages, aka, which books do you value the most? 

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The books that I value the most are the puffin in bloom collection that I have. I think these are the most beautiful book covers and I love them so much. 

3. Offensive Lineman–Name a really big book or series? 

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A really big series is the Series of Unfortunate Events. This series has 13 books. I love this series. 

4. Rookie–Name a debut novel you want to read or that you loved. 

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A debut novel that I loved was the Kiss Quoetient by Helen Hoang. This boom was so cute and I really loved the Asperger’s representation.  

5. Peyton Manning–Name an author who has written two different books or series you love? 

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A author that has written two different books that I love is Patrick Ness. One of my all time favourite books is A Monster Calls by Patrick Ness and I also loved this Knife of Never Letting Go trilogy. 

6. Lambeau Field–Name a book that’s very atmospheric. 

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A book that is very atmospheric is Anne of Green Gables. I love how vivid the author’s descriptions are of Prince Edward Island. I felt like I was there. 

7. Hail Mary–Name a book with a great ending. 

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A book with a great ending is The Seven Husbands of Evelyn Hugo. The ending was amazing. It blew me away. 

8. Raiders–Name a book or series with intense fans. 

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A series that has intense fans is the Harry Potter series. This series is amazing, magical and a modern classic. I believe everyone deep down is a Harry Potter fan. 

9. Walter Payton Man of the Year–Name an author who’s really charitable? 

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A author who is really charitable is Judy Blume. She is the founder and trustee of the KIDS Fund. It is a charitable and educational foundation which promotes communication between kids and parents. 

10. Patriots–Name a book or series you’re SO TIRED of hearing about. 

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A book series that I am tired of hearing about is the Throne of Glass series by Sarah J. Maas. Everyone seems to love this series I unfortunately was not one of them. 

11. Brett Favre–What’s a book or series you thought was over but then more books were written? 

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A book series that I thought was over but then more books were written is the Shatter Me series. I and everyone else were very surprised when the author decided to continue with the series. I am very curious about how the author is going to further the story. 

12. Cowboys–Name a book or series that people either love or hate. 

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A book that people either love or hate is Thirteen Reasons Why. I am on the side of loving it. I felt so impacted by this book when I read it in grade 8 all those years ago. I can understand why people don’t necessarily like this book. It does deal with a emotional topic. 

13. Trick Plays–Name a book or series with a plot twist. 

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A book with a plot twist is the Neighbours. I did not see the plot twist coming. I was amazed. 

14. Cheerleaders–A book with a flashy cover. 

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A book with a flashy cover is Warcross. It is just so bright and shiny. I love it.  

15. Roughing the Passer–Name a book that you would love to throw at the author. 

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A book that I would love to throw at the author is Allegent. I am still not over that ending. 

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Ice Cream Book Tag

Hi lovelies! How are you! Today’s blog post is all about the Ice Cream book tag. This tag was originally created by Alexa Loves Books and Super Space Chick. Please leave me a comment down below letting me know what your favourite ice cream flavour is. Hope you guys have a great day.

Vanilla – a book you wish had more flavour

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A book I wish had more flavour is the Museum of Heartbreak. I was really excited for this book, but it fell flat for me. No substance in the book for me. 

Chocolate – a long book or an immersive world that you enjoyed indulging in

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An impressive world that I enjoyed indulging in was Scythe. The world was like ours, but at the same time it wasn’t. It was familiar then it wasn’t. It was just an amazing world. 

Strawberry – a romance that was super sweet

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A romance that was super sweet was the romance between Lara Jean and Peter from To All the Boys I’ve Loved Before Trilogy. 

Ice cream sundae – a book encompassing all the elements you love

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A book that encompassed all of the elements that I love in it is The Lucky Ones. This book has action, mystery, family drama and is faced past. Plus the writing was excellent. These are all of the elements that I love in a novel. 

Milkshake – a book that blends genres

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A book that blends genres is Wolf by Wolf. Now this book has fantasy and alternative history elements in it. 

Sprinkles – a book with a colorful cover

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A book with a colourful cover is The Queen of Hearts. Can we please just take a moment and appreciate this beautiful creation. 

Ice cream cake – a book worthy of a celebration

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A book that is worthy of celebration is An American Marriage. This story is a beautiful story about an African American couple in the 70’s and the trials and tribulations that they go through when the man goes to prison for a crime that he did not commit. I feel like this book should be celebrated because it shines a light on an important topic, which is racism. 

Ice cream cookie sandwich or three scoops on a cone – a book with multiple perspectives

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A book that has multiple points of view is the Falling Kingdoms series. As the series gets longer and longer then there are more points of view being added. 

Waffle cone – a book you felt compelled to read very quickly

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A book that I felt compelled to read very quickly was The False Prince. This book was so addicting and I loved the charters so much I felt like I had to read it quickly because I didn’t want to leave the characters. 

Pint – a book you set aside but plan on going back to later

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A book that I set aside but plan on getting back to later is My Lady Jane. I only read the first couple of chapters. I loved what I read, but I had other books to read that were more of a priority. 

Your preference – cup or cone?

My preference is a cone.

Your preference – favorite flavor?

My favourite flavour of ice cream is Moose Tracks. 

Your preference – toppings? y/n

My preference is having toppings. 

Your preference – favorite local ice creamery

My favourite local ice creamery is Kawrthadairy. 

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An American Marriage Review

Hi lovelies. Today’s blog post will be a book review on An American Marriage by Tayari Jones. I hope all of you pick up this book. Have an awesome day!

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Genre: Fiction

Format: Audiobook

Length: 9 hours and 1 minute

Synopsis (From Goodreads) 

Named an Oprah’s Book Club Selection.

Newlyweds Celestial and Roy are the embodiment of both the American Dream and the New South. He is a young executive, and she is an artist on the brink of an exciting career. But as they settle into the routine of their life together, they are ripped apart by circumstances neither could have imagined. Roy is arrested and sentenced to twelve years for a crime Celestial knows he didn’t commit. Though fiercely independent, Celestial finds herself bereft and unmoored, taking comfort in Andre, her childhood friend, and best man at their wedding. As Roy’s time in prison passes, she is unable to hold on to the love that has been her center. After five years, Roy’s conviction is suddenly overturned, and he returns to Atlanta ready to resume their life together.

Thoughts 

Pros

  • The two narrators were AMAZING! 
  • The characters were awesome, flawed, real and beautiful. 
  • The story was compelling and real.
  • The story centres around a African American couple in the South which I appreciated the representation. 
  • It made me think so much about us as humans days after I finished it. 
  • The author wrote about a realistic marriage that has high highs and low lows. 
  • I did not expect the ending. I thought the story would be headed in a different direction. I loved the ending. It was realistic. 
  • This will definitely be in my top books of 2018. 

Cons 

  • None. Absolutely perfect 

Rating

Characters – 5 stars 

Writing – 5 stars 

Pacing – 5 stars

Narrator – 5 stars 

Enjoyment – 5 stars 

Overall – 5 stars 

I would 100% recommend this book.

“But home isn’t where you land; home is where you launch. You can’t pick your home any more than you can choose your family. In poker, you get five cards. Three of them you can swap out, but two are yours to keep: family and native land.” 

― Tayari Jones, An American Marriage