[Top Ten Tuesday] bookish websites, apps, etc.

Top Ten Tuesday hosted by The Broke and the Bookish… blah blah blah… you know the drill.

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  1. Goodreads: If you don’t know about goodreads by now, I am so sorry. Go make an account immediately and then friend me by clicking here.
  2. NetGalley: Basically eBook review copies for bloggers.
  3. Library Website: My library has a website catalog where I can log in and then put books on hold or order them. It saves me countless hours and then I can just go pick up my stack of specific library books I was wanting to read.
  4. Blogging for Books: Review copies for bloggers. Month review time limit. Can only have one at a time.
  5. BookLook Bloggers: Pretty much the same as Blogging for Books
  6. BookBub: Who doesn’t like free books? BookBub is a website that will show you every cheap or free ebook. It is specialized to what you like and I have actually found a few interesting ones on there.
  7. EasyBib: This is more of a school hack, but it cites a work cited FOR YOU!
  8. Amazon: Sometimes the best way to get book recommendations is to go to a book you have read and loved before and then go to the bottom where it says “others liked these books” or something like it and then continue until you find one you like. When I buy books I compare between Amazon, my local bookstores, Book Depository, Book Outlet, and sometimes Thrift Books or Better World Books.
  9. Twitter: If your following the right people, twitter can be super bookish.
  10. Blogs: I’m guessing that if you are here right now, you are into bookish blogs, but if not YOU SHOULD BE! WE ARE AWESOME*
*(and will one day rule the world)

Please share any websites you have found extremely bookishly amazing! Feel free to link your TTT below.

Love, Aubrey

[Top Ten Tuesday] when given money, one buys books

This weeks Top Ten Tuesday is Ten Books You’d Buy Right This Second If Someone Handed You A Fully Loaded Gift Card hosted by The Broke and the Bookish.

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Just so we are clear, I would want the full series of all of these, but only listed one because it is hard enough to narrow it down to just ten books as it is.

books i’ve read, but would love to own so i can read again and again

The Giver by Lois Lowry

Cress by Marissa Meyer

Ignite Me by Tahereh Mafi

The Lost Hero by Rick Riordan

books i really want to read and think i will like enough to own

The Beauty of Darkness by Mary E. Pearson

A Court of Mist and Fury by Sarah J. Maas

Truthwitch by Susan Dennard

Lady Midnight by Cassandra Clare

The Queen of the Tearling by Erika Johansen

The Serpent King by Jeff Zentner

 

Love, Aubrey

[TTT] things books have made me want to do/ have taught me

Today’s TTT with The Broke and the Bookish is Top Ten Things Books Have Made Me Want To Do or Learn About After Reading Them. I came up with 11, but I couldn’t get rid of any of them.

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See the world. Experience different types of life.

Amsterdam

Go on crazy adventures

Experience life. Never stay in one place.

Let’s do some nevers, people… embrace the high school cliches,

roadtrip

Go to a ball.

(basically any fairy tale)

selection

Study Abroad.

I have always wanted to study abroad (specifically in France, go figure), but this made me really want to go.

anna

Fly.

tigerlily

… well also Peter Pan and crazy, but maybe paragliding or something???

Learn as much as you can (while saving the world and being a sass master).

Oh, Rick. You sass master, you.

Solve a mystery.

the cuckoo's calling

Love unconditionally & save the world.

thegiver

We make our own choices (are not our parents) & those choices can change our lives.

Everyone matters and has potential for greatness.

cinder

Forgiveness exists if a person puts forth effort to receive it.

scs

The grass is very green where you are.

Classifications never helped anyone and even though it always seems like life is better somewhere else, looks can be deceiving (get what I did there).

uglies cover

Love, Aubrey

[Top Ten Tuesday] books set outside the U.S.

I’m linking up with The Broke and the Bookish (as always) for Top Ten Books Set Outside The U.S. It is so hard to find books that aren’t based in either the U.S., England, or Scotland. Please let me know of any books you know of that aren’t one of those three in the comments! 🙂

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This was actually really hard because there are SO many books that have at least partial settings in the U.S., but here is practically the only ten I could find that weren’t in fantasy realms (and even then…)

  1. The Cuckoo’s Calling: London, Kentigern Gardens, Chelsea
  2. Doon, Destined for Doon, Shades of Doon: Scotland, magical Scotland realm
  3. The Kite Runner: Kabul, Afghanistan
  4. Macbeth: Scotland
  5. Clockwork Angel, Clockwork Prince, Clockwork Princess: London, England, Whales
  6. The Picture of Dorian Gray: London, England
  7. Anna and the French Kiss: France
  8. A Tale of Two Cities: France, England
  9. The Night Circus: travels including (NY,) London, Paris(, Boston)
  10. Me Before You: U.K, Switzerland

 

And that’s it! What books have you read that take place outside of the U.S.? Feel free to leave your TTT in the comments!

Love, Aubrey

Related Post: Historical Settings I’d Love To See

ASK ME all of the questions that have been melting away at your soul…

Today’s TTT (The Broke and the Bookish) is Ten Facts About Me, and since my ONE YEAR BLOGGING ANNIVERSARY IS IN 5 DAYS, I figured I would open this up to questions from you (that I will answer then), so WHAT ARE THE QUESTIONS THAT KEEP YOU UP AT NIGHT?

haha, just kidding… maybe.

But really, is there anything you would like to know? Favorite dessert? Favorite flower? Bookish? Personal? WHATEVER YOU WOULD LIKE

within reason

Please ask me down below.

Love, Aubrey

[TTT] books i just HAD to buy… but are still sitting on my bookshelf

So, this week’s prompt was Top Ten Books We Enjoyed That Have Under 2000 Ratings On Goodreads, but sadly when I went to go check, I have only read a few with under 2000 ratings and I didn’t really like any of them.

Yet again, I am going to be doing an old TTT brought to you by The Broke and the Bookish.

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Books I Just HAD To Buy… But Are Still Sitting On My Bookshelf

So there you go. These are books I have actually bought and haven’t read (which was actually hard to find 10), but I could easily do 30 library books I haven’t read. Exaggerating? That’s up for interpretation…

 

What books have you bought and not read yet? Let me know in the comments 🙂

Related: what makes books intimidating post

Love, Aubrey

 

[TTT] characters you would want as family members

I just haven’t really liked the prompts lately so another old ttt link up with The Broke and the Bookish.

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characters you would want as family members

fred and george weasley

from Harry Potter

Duh. They would be annoying at times because they have all of the cool gear to pick on you with, but at the same time THEY HAVE ALL OF THE GEAR TO PICK ON ANYONE *cough* umbridge *cough* that scumbag.

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iko

from The Lunar Chronicles

She is just so excited about everything and such a good friend to Cinder when she didn’t have any. Her sarcasm is perfection even though she is an android and just the banter she has with Thorne and her fangirling over Kai is AHHH!

sammy

from the 5th Wave

He’s just adorable (and would probably get annoying, but I feel like I would still be a very protective sibling).

poppet and widget

from the Night Circus

They are so adventurous and always seem to have a good time and have POWERS, so…

pine sap

from Tiger Lily

He is so kind and tiny and sweet. He also deeply cares for the people he loves.

winter

from Winter

AHH! THIS GIRL. I’m currently reading Winter and just every thing she does is… well, crazy. AND I LOVE IT. Although, I agree with Scarlet that she may not be as crazy as she wants everyone to think she is. I LOVE HER CHARACTER! also that she doesn’t use her lunar gift and that is why she is crazy is really admirable and courageous.

katniss

from The Hunger Games

If she volunteered for The Hunger Games, she will probably volunteer to do all my homework, right?

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jonas

from The Giver

He is probably the most loving and caring person and he has never felt love himself. He also protected a little child while traveling a great distance and saved a bunch of people while he was at it.

 

Who would you want in your family if you could choose any character? How is your summer going? Anything exciting? Read anything awesome? Let me know in the comments.

Love, Aubrey

[TTT] (top five) favorite places to read

Here is another old ttt because I like it better than this weeks at The Broke and the Bookish. Today’s is ‘favorite places to read’.

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top five favorite places to read

in silence

When I read it has to be super quiet because I have a very small attention span and get distracted very easily.

fuf chair

I have this memory foam bean bag looking chair thing that is the most comfy thing in the world.

outside

I love reading with the sun on my face and the birds annoyingly chirping (see favorite place #1)

ocean or poolside

I love reading a good contemporary right by the pool or ocean and hearing the relaxing sounds of the waves. {beachy contemporary reads for summer}

in bed

I read before I go to sleep every night because it calms my mind down and makes me fall asleep faster.

 

Where do you read?

Love, Aubrey

[Top Ten Tuesday] why i dnf books/what makes them intimidating

I’m linking up with The Broke and the Bookish today for an old TTT ‘Most Intimidating Books’ modified to ‘What Makes Books Intimidating’

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Without further ado,

what makes books intimidating to read

Size

Most of the time this is the reason. The book just seems too big and it feels like I will never get through it all.

Not in the Mood

I am a very moody reader, and so if I am trying to read when I am not in the mood for that particular book I won’t be able to and might fall into the reading slump hole.

Distractions

This goes along with the mood one, but if I am in the middle of my favorite tv show and have been doing a million other things, I am not going to want to read and then it will sit on my shelf and it will stress me out because AM I EVER GOING TO GET TO READ X BOOK?

Bad Reviews

Maybe I bought the book thinking it would be interesting and then other people’s opinions make me think twice about reading this. I hate it when this happens because other people’s opinions shouldn’t decide whether or not I read the book.

I’ve tried to read it before and couldn’t get into it.

This has happened to me so many times for the circle series by Ted Dekker. I want to read it SO BADLY, but I cannot whatever I do finish it. I’ve read the first book 3 times and the second 2 times in an attempt to actually read it and it just isn’t working. I can’t get into them.

Slow Pace

I like for books to be at a nice pace from the start and if they aren’t then I won’t read them.

Bad Grammar

Spelling and grammatical errors drive me crazy. They make me question the legitimacy of the book.

The Movie Was Better

Before you freak out, know that I almost always read the book before the movie [read discussion on that here], but there have been times when I haven’t been able to get into the book and so I watched the movie (The Maze Runner) or I didn’t even know there was a book at the time I saw the movie and when I went back to read the book it was too slow (The Princess Bride).

 

So this turned into more of a ‘why I dnf books’ post instead, but oh well. That’s only 8 so please leave in the comments two more reasons you have for not finishing books or why you find them intimidating. Feel free to link your TTT in the comments.

Love, Aubrey

 

 

 

[Top Ten Tuesday] ten reasons i love superheroes

Today’s link up with The Broke and the Bookish is top ten reasons I love X. I don’t think it should come to a surprise for you if you have been around for very long that I LOVE SUPERHEROES…

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ten reasons i love superheroes

the movies

You can’t deny it. Marvel movies are the best. My top three movies probably almost ever would have to be Avengers, Captain America, and Captain America 3

the tv shows

Okay, so maybe I am a little obsessed… I watch (on a regular basis) Flash, Gotham, Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D., Agent Carter, and DC’s Legends of Tomorrow.

the fans are crazy and everywhere (watch out)

Who doesn’t love a good superhero? LAME PEOPLE! Give me one good reason to not… I’m waiting… That’s what I thought.

action

I love a good action sequence and they just always keep me on the edge of my seat. The choreographed fights and attacks are just SO ENTERTAINING!

stan lee

his cameo’s crack me up. nuff said.

a version of myself i wish i was

Doesn’t everyone wish they could fly or turn invisible or control things with their minds? Not only the powers, but the general goodness about them is a part of what I love.

fashion choices

Talk about not caring what other people think. I mean… The confidence, the magic. THEY WEAR THEIR UNDERWEAR ON THE OUTSIDE OF THEIR SPANDEX SUITS AND NO ONE CARES.

 

so that is only seven… but I feel like they are irrefutable amazingness, so… Do you like superheroes? Why or why not? What is your favorite parts?

Love, Aubrey