Friday, June 26, 2015

Unpopular Opinions Book Tag

This tag has been going around for a substantial amount of time and is quite popular.  Over the last few weeks, I have amused myself by reading other's answers to it, so I decided to complete it myself. Here are my unpopular opinions!

Wednesday, June 24, 2015

Top 5 Wednesday: Characters You Wish You Could Drown

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This week's topic is hilarious. We all know those characters who are beyond frustrating. They make you so angry that you just want to hold their nonexistent heads under water.

These are mine. 

Monday, June 22, 2015

Book Review: The Rithmatist by Brandon Sanderson

The Rithmatist by Brandon Sanderson
Rithmatist Series Book One
Tor Books
14 May 2013
384 Pages
Middlegrade Fantasy
3.5 Stars
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(I bought my hardcover copy at The Book Outlet)

More than anything, Joel wants to be a Rithmatist. Rithmatists have the power to infuse life into two-dimensional figures known as Chalklings. Rithmatists are humanity’s only defense against the Wild Chalklings. Having nearly overrun the territory of Nebrask, the Wild Chalklings now threaten all of the American Isles.

As the son of a lowly chalkmaker at Armedius Academy, Joel can only watch as Rithmatist students learn the magical art that he would do anything to practice. Then students start disappearing—kidnapped from their rooms at night, leaving trails of blood. Assigned to help the professor who is investigating the crimes, Joel and his friend Melody find themselves on the trail of an unexpected discovery—one that will change Rithmatics—and their world—forever.

Wednesday, June 17, 2015

Top 5 Wednesday: Books I Read in One Sitting

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This week's Top 5 Wednesday topic is Books You Read in One Sitting.  When I have free time, I often read books all in one go, staying up all night reading while my family sleeps.  I can't remember all of the ones I have done so with; therefore, except for first place, this list is made up of the last five I know I truly enjoyed. (I'm not including comic books in this, though, because it's in their nature to be read in one sitting.)

Monday, June 15, 2015

The Coffee Book Tag

Whilst perusing emdoesbookreviews, I found a tag I really like. And since she tagged everyone who reads her post, I decided to participate, as well.

This is the Coffee Book Tag!

Friday, June 12, 2015

Literary Love: 15 Favorite Bookish Feelings

Today I want to talk to you about some of my favorite book-related feelings or moments that bring about great feeling.

This post idea was originated by Ashley at climbthestacks, who was, in turn, inspired by a Hank Green video. So please check out their videos.

Wednesday, June 10, 2015

Top 5 Wednesday: Books With Multiple POVs

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This week's Top 5 Wednesday topic is top 5 books with multiple points of view, preferably more than two.

Since many of my favorite books meet this criteria, I have tried to list some that I haven't previously mentioned.

Monday, June 8, 2015

Book Review: A Voice in the Wind by Francine Rivers

A Voice in the Wind by Francine Rivers
Mark of the Lion Book One
Tyndale House Publishers
1 October 2012
525 Pages
Christian Historical Fiction
5 Stars

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The first book in the bestselling Mark of the Lion series, A Voice in the Wind brings readers back to the first century and introduces them to a character they will never forget—Hadassah. Torn by her love for a handsome aristocrat, this young slave girl clings to her faith in the living God for deliverance from the forces of decadent Rome.

Friday, June 5, 2015

May Wrap-Up & June TBR

Hello June, and hello summer!  Now that I am officially on summer break, I look forward to much leisure reading.  In anticipation, I've put together a humble TBR list of books I know I'll be reading for read-a-longs.

Before I get into that, though, let's take a look at the books I finished in May.

Wednesday, June 3, 2015

Top 5 Wednesday: Favorite Books of the Year So Far

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We are now in June, ladies and gentlemen, which means that the year is almost half over.  Honestly, I can't believe it.  I still feel like 2015 has just started.

The first Top 5 Wednesday topic for this month is "Favorite Books of the Year So Far."  I have had an immensely successful reading year thus far, mostly because I have read quite a few enjoyable books.  So let's see what the top five up to this point are.