Tuesday, November 13, 2018

Book Blogger Hop (1): Book Subscription Boxes

It has been a long time since I have done one of these, but I really want to get back into posting on my site. What better way than a hop.

What is the book blogger hop?
The Book Blogger Hop was originally created by Jennifer @ Crazy-For-Books in March 2010 and ended on December 31, 2012. With Jennifer's permission, Coffee Adddicted Writer relaunched the hop on February 15, 2013. Each week the hop will start on a Friday and end the following Thursday. There will be a weekly prompt featuring a book related question. The hop's purpose is to give bloggers a chance to follow other blogs, learn about new books, befriend other bloggers, and receive new followers to your own blog.

Question

Do you subscribe to any book subscription boxes? (submitted by Billy @ Coffee Addicted Writer)

I love book boxes! If I could subscribe to them all I probably would, but I don't have money for that so I subscribe to a few.

The two I have been subscribed to since they were little boxes are Owlcrate and Uppercase. I occasionally will buy another one if the theme is something I like or the fandoms in the boxes are something I like. I always try and do unboxing on my youtube channel for them all, and will also try and put them on my site with pictures. Below are the links to my pages for the boxes.
Boxes I have gotten in the past

Fairyloot- This comes from the UK so it's a bit more expensive, but I always love the unboxing I watch for them and the one box I did buy, I loved everything in it.

Cushycrate- This one I believe comes from Canada and again it's a bit more money.

Nerdybox- This one doesn't come with a book, but it's based on themes and comes with a bunch of merchandise: art prints, shirt, bookmarks. The one box I got was Sarah J. Maas and loved it. They have a few others I want to get but we'll see.

Litcube- I subscribed to them for some time, and really enjoyed it until I had to get rid of one. I don't think they are litcube anymore, but some other name.

Unicorncrate- is one other I had gotten and really enjoyed.

I really want to try all that I can find, and do a this box vs that box type thing. There are soooo many boxes out now though. If you have any questions about the ones I listed let me know. If you have a box you want me to try let me know I would love too check it out and do an unboxing. :)


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Tuesday, November 6, 2018

Top Ten Tuesday: Backlisted books I still want to read



Crossed by Allie Condie
Auracle by Gina
The Secret Diamond Sisters by Michelle Madow
Blue Bloods by Melissa De La Cruz
Sweet Evil by Wendy Higgins
The Book Thief by Marcus Zusak
Ready Player One
Inferno by Sherrilyn Kenyon
The Raven Boys by Maggie S.
The Unwanted by Lisa McMann
My Life Undecided by Jessica Brody




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Thursday, November 1, 2018

TBR Time: November 2018




Tilt by Ellen Hopkins
Wildcard by Marie Lu
Hunting Prince Dracula by Keri Maniscalco
The Fall by Bethany Griffin
Pivot Point by Kasie West
Red Queen by Victoria Aveyard




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Tuesday, October 23, 2018

Top Ten Tuesday: Villains We Love to Hate




Most of the Villains on here are lovable in a weird way, but some weren't. The dad in burned/smoke was not lovable at all but he was memorable because of how cruel/hateful he was. Aidan in Illuminae was the AI, and if I remember correctly he started off ok but he got a bit crazier as the story progressed.
Alastor in The dreadful tale of Prosper Redding was the demon who possessed Prosper. I that he was in a weird way lovable but a bit crazy. When Prosper found out he had a demon inside him the banter those two had was great.
Kaz in Six of Crows was the leader of the ragtag group of thieves. He was, for the most part, a snide, ruthless character who was in my opinion only in it for his own personal reasons. Then why do I say he is somewhat lovable? Well, once in a while you would get to see that maybe he had feelings for a few other than himself. He would have a look or something that you would be like awww there's a Kaz we can love.
The Beast from Beauty and the beast we should all know why he's a lovable villain. He started off hardcore and a beast, but eventually, he grew to love, and that love made for some awesome scenes.
Queen of hearts from Alice in wonderland whose going to tell me this lady shouldn't be on the list. I have a few books that revolve around her and so far the one I read was interesting.
The Commandment from An Ember in the Ashes from what I remember of her there wasn't much to actually love, but the way her character was portrayed to us as being this hardass, ruthless government type official was definitely memorable to me.
Legend and Jacks from Caraval are a few of the main characters in Legendary and if I say much about them it would give away some of the story. Just know as cruel and hard as they seem, like most of these characters on the list they have those moments where you want to hug them.
Rhysand/Tamlin/King of Hybern from ACOTAR I know I kind of cheated on this one and threw in a few from the series, but it's because of the dynamics of their characters changes throughout the series with the exception of the king of hyburn. Tamlin started off a guy that I adored in ACOTAR and Rhys not so much, but after reading ACOMAF the tables completely flipped, and Rhys was and will forever be my favorite.




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Wednesday, October 17, 2018

Bookish Subscription Box: Uppercase Unboxing Oct 2018





This is all the stuff that came in the October Box.

I haven't heard of this book before now, and I 
                   do have the authors other book as well on my shelf that came in one
of my boxes. That book was Wild Beauty, I believe.

The letter and interactive bookmark.

These tickers are freaking adorable. The niffler and occamy.
Uppercase exclusive

These are earrings that go with the book. I don't wear 
earrings all that much, but they're still cute swans.

Another Uppercase exclusive. I will admit I love getting
beanies in the boxes, even though I can only wear them a few months
out of the year because Texas doesn't really know what cold means.


The book signed by the author is one of the few things I love about this box.


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Tuesday, October 9, 2018

Top Ten Tuesday: Longest books I've ever read



Hi everybody! How's everyone's week been going? 

These are the top 10 (well 12) longest books I've read by page numbers.

I got these through Goodreads so more than likely it should be right.

If you notice most are from Harry Potter series, Twilight Series and The Night World Series. All of which I've read when I first started this site. :)
Then, of course, two ACOTAR books and Illuminae.



Have you guys read any of these books? What were your opinions?

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Tuesday, October 2, 2018

Top Ten Tuesday: Authors I'd Love to Meet 2018


Hi everybody! How's everyone's week been going? 

Topic Authors I'd Love to meet



Kiersten White
Ellen Hopkins
Courtney Summers
Sarah J. Maas
Stephanie Garber
Cynthia Hand, Jodi Meadows, Brodi Ashton (The lady Janies)
Kasie West
Kendare Blake
Keri Maniscalco
Tahereh Mafi

This topic has been done a few times so below are the others ones I've done
and I think a few still remained the same. :)




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