Top 10 Tuesday | Music & Books

Hey there! Top 10 Tuesday is a weekly meme hosted by The Broke and the Bookish. The general premise is each week, there is a topic to write about and you pick your top 10! Pretty simple. This week’s topic is all about music and books! You’re free to put any kind of spin on it that you like! I’m going to do kind of a variation on the Playlist Book Tag that was going around Booktube last year. It was created by Little Red Reader. The premise of the tag was to put your music on shuffle, and dance around with whatever book fits that song. Since, I’m doing this in written form, there won’t be any dancing, haha, just picking out the book 🙂 Hope you guys enjoy.


01. Operate by Three Days Grace

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02. Disturbia by Rihanna

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03. Break It Off by Rihanna
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04. Down Goes Another One by McFly
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05. Change or Die by Papa Roach
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06. Love Story by Taylor Swift
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07. I’ve Got You by McFly
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08. Noel by All Time Low
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09. Sign Of The Times by Three Days Grace
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10. Moments by One Direction 8492825


Let me know what you guys think 🙂

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Rainbowthon 2.0 Wrap Up

Hey guys! It’s the end of the Rainbowthon and time to tell you guys what I accomplished this week. Which….isn’t that much. If you want to see my Rainbowthon 2.0 TBR to compare, you can click here.

I was able to finish just one book this week and that was Unwind by Neal Shusterman!

764347I finished this one pretty early on in the week and I did enjoy it. I gave it a 3.5/5 and I have a full review right here!

I did start The Raven Boys by Maggie Stiefvater and I’m about 45 pages into it so currently the base story and everything is just being laid out and it’s still a little slow but I am definitely intrigued to read more of it. It is different from what I expected.

Like I said in my TBR, I knew this week was going to be busy and it was. I have two goals this year in regards to reading, one is to read more, and two is not to force myself to read more. If I genuinely don’t want to read, I’m not going to make myself read and push myself into a book slump. I’m able I was able to finish one book and start another.

I obviously did some things when I wasn’t reading this week! I went to a doctor’s appointment. I went to renew my license and I registered to vote. I went out to lunch for my stepmom’s birthday. I went swimming and mini golfing and played in an arcade. I went to the eye doctor and ordered some new glasses.And in between all of that, I watched some Death Note and The 100 and O.J. Vs The People. I had a pretty good week.


Let me know what you did or didn’t accomplish this readathon 🙂

Book Traveling Thursdays | Favourite Couple

February 11th – It’s almost Valentine’s Day! Choose your favorite couple

Hey guys! Book Traveling Thursdays is a weekly meme created by Danielle and Caita! Each week, you pick a book that goes with the theme and you show off different covers! If this sounds like fun, feel free to come join us over at the Goodreads Group

This week’s theme is favourite couple! Now, I can’t reveal who mine is because it is a spoiler. My favourite couple is in the book Truthwitch! If you’ve read it, you probably know who I’m talking about.


Original Cover / My Country Cover

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I’m not a huge fan of this one. It’s okay. I’d rather it not be the cover but it’s not the absolute worst thing in the world.

Favourite Cover

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This was the cover for the UK ARC and it’s so beautiful I could cry. I wish this was the final cover for every edition.

Least Favourite Cover
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I feel like I’m just not a fan of people on covers. Or maybe just covers of this book.



What’s your favourite cover?

Top 5 Wednesday | Books you were spoiled for


 

Hey guys! Top 5 Wednesday is a weekly meme hosted by Lainey. Every week, you get a new topic to discuss and you list your top 5 books (or whatever is specified) that relate to that topic! If you’re interested in joining, you should come join the fun over at the Goodreads group!

This one is going to be strange and kind of boring because I’ve only been spoiled for one book. And no, It wasn’t Allegiant.


The Fault In Our Stars by John Green
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 I was spoiled for this one back in my senior year of high school. I wish being spoiled could’ve taken away some of the pain but it DIDN’T.  I still loved it even though I was spoiled.


 

So! I’ve been pretty lucky. I’ve spoiled myself on certain books but that was willingly so I don’t really count that one. Let me know what books you’ve been spoiled for!

Unwind by Neal Shusterman | Book Review

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Title: Unwind
Author: Neal Shusterman
Publisher: Simon & Schuster, 2007
Genre: YA – Dystopian/Sci-Fi
Page Count: 335
My Rating: 3.5/5 or 7/10
Where To Buy: Book Depository

 

 

My Synopsis
Unwind takes place in the dystopian United States, following The Second Civil War, also know as the Heartland war. This war was fought over abortion rights, and ultimately, abortion became illegal and a new option was put into place. When children are born, there are safe until age 13. Anywhere from ages 13 to 18, parents can sign something called an unwind order to have their children unwound. When a child is unwound, all of their organs are transplanted into other bodies and the child is able to retain consciousness within these specific body parts, therefore they are not considered to be dead and this process is still “humane.” We follow three different characters, all Unwinds, and we learn about how they essentially escape the process of unwinding.

My Thoughts
I enjoyed this book! I think I was putting off reading it for so long because I didn’t get the right idea of the summary. For some reason, I thought this was steampunk thing that took place ages ago but I was very wrong. Initially, this book was very pro-life and it was very off putting but the further you read, the more both sides get brought into the storyline and it’s more tolerable to hear form pro-life viewpoints.

The storyline starts off pretty eventful and it keeps moving upwards. You have constant questions and you get answers at a decent pace. Not too early that the rest of the story falls flat, but not too late that the book drags until you finally get those answers. There’s not too much world-building, but I don’t think that’s a fault because there’s not a lot to build, if that makes sense.

I don’t feel too strongly either way for the characters. The few that I did, ended up being redeemed in the end. I didn’t love anyone too much. There was definitely solid character development. I think this is mainly because I knew how old these characters were and that was the only thing in my mind. Like “Okay, but  they’re 13.” I’ve read series with younger protagonists and I never had an issue, so I’m not sure why I felt this way.

This book was originally intended to be a stand-alone, so you do have the option to just read this book or the option to read the entire series. I do think it wrapped up nicely, viewing it both as a stand-alone and as a series starter. You end the book with the answers you wanted and needed and you’re not left wondering what else there is.

Overall, it was enjoyable, but it wasn’t a huge love of mine. I did like it. I’m probably going to continue on with the series to learn more about the world. If you like the premise, I would recommend picking it up because you’re not going to be tied to an entire series if you don’t enjoy it.


 

If you guys want to know my thoughts on the spoilery bits, click here to go to my discussion.

Let me guys know if you’ve read this or if you’re interested!

Top 10 Tuesday | Freebie

Valentine’s Day is next week…let’s do a Valentine’s Day themed freebie! Top Ten Books That Would Make Great Valentine’s Day Reads (or anti-Valentine’s day reads), Top Ten OTPs, Top 10 fictional crushes, top ten great love declarations in fiction, swoony quotes from books etc. Get creative!

Hey guys! Time for another Top 10 Tuesday! This week is all about Valentine’s Day! I’m going to do quotes about love! Now, I already know I haven’t read all of these books. I just scrolled through Goodreads and grabbed quotes about love that I really liked. So they’re not in any order. I just think they sound nice.


“I’m in love with you,” he said quietly.

“Augustus,” I said.

“I am,” he said. He was staring at me, and I could see the corners of his eyes crinkling. “I’m in love with you, and I’m not in the business of denying myself the simple pleasure of saying true things. I’m in love with you, and I know that love is just a shout into the void, and that oblivion is inevitable, and that we’re all doomed and that there will come a day when all our labor has been returned to dust, and I know the sun will swallow the only earth we’ll ever have, and I am in love with you.”

– The Fault In Our Stars by John Green


“There is no pretending,” Jace said with absolute clarity. “I love you, and I will love you until I die, and if there is life after that, I’ll love you then.”

– City Of Glass by Cassandra Clare


“Some people don’t understand the promises they’re making when they make them,” I said.

“Right, of course. But you keep the promise anyway. That’s what love is. Love is keeping the promise anyway.”

– The Fault In Our Stars by John Green


“Sometimes you have to be apart from people you love, but that doesn’t make you love them any less. Sometimes you love them more.”

– The Last Song by Nicholas Sparks


“I might be in love with you.” He smiles a little. “I’m waiting until I’m sure to tell you, though.”

– Divergent by Veronica Roth

 


“How do you spell ‘love’?” – Piglet
“You don’t spell it…you feel it.” – Pooh”
– A.A. Milne


“He stepped down, trying not to look long at her, as if she were the sun, yet he saw her, like the sun, even without looking.”

– Anna Karenina by Leo Tolstoy


“Whatever our souls are made of, his and mine are the same.”

– Wuthering Heights by Emily Bronte


“It is better to love wisely, no doubt: but to love foolishly is better than not to be able to love at all.”

– Vanity Fair by William Makepeace Thackeray 


“I’ve never had a moment’s doubt. I love you. I believe in you completely. You are my dearest one. My reason for life.”

– Atonement by Ian McEwan


Let me know your favourite love quotes