Current Song Obsessions

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Happy Top Ten Tuesday Day! It is a meme created by the lovely bookworms over at The Broke and the Bookish. Every Tuesday, they come up with different topics of discussion. This week is an Audio Freebie! It can be anything audio-related: audiobooks, favorite musicians, favorite songs … you get the gist. I will talking about my Ten Current Song Obsessions! These songs are ones that I can play on repeat right now and it wouldn’t even bother me.


Current Song Obsessions

1. All This Time by OneRepublic

(This is totally gonna be my wedding song. I love it so much!)

All this time
We were waiting for each other
All this time
I was waiting for you
We got all these words
Can’t waste them on another
So I’m straight in a straight line
Running back to you

2. This Is Gospel (Piano Version) by Panic! At the Disco

(This is the song I feel like Feyre would dedicate to Tamlin in A Court of Mist and Fury by Sarah J. Maas)

If you love me let me go
If you love me let me go
‘Cause these words are knives that often leave scars
The fear of falling apart
And truth be told, I never was yours

3. Feel It by TobyMac ft. Mr. Talkbox

(Ugh I love Tobymac! This is such a fun song!)

Oh, I feel it in my heart
I feel it in my soul
That’s how I know
You take our brokenness and make us beautiful
Yeah, that’s how I know (can’t take that from me)

4. Heaven by DJ Sammy

(I listen to this when I run and it’s perfect. I can dance to this all the time, too. So old school!)

5. The Sound by The 1975

(Thank you Me Before You for introducing me to this song! Another great song to run to! Just listen to it)

6. Magnify by We Are Messengers

(The message of this song just hits home for me.)

God be greater than the worries in my life
Be stronger than the weakness in my mind
Be louder let your glory come alive

Be magnified

7. The One I’m Running To by 7eventh Down Time Down

(I lurve this song so much! It means a lot to me)

Tonight I’m gonna fix my eyes
On the only Hope who satisfies my heart
You are the One I’m running to
Everything that’s good and right and true
Jesus, I’m coming after who
You are, You are
The One I’m running to

8. How Can It Be by Lauren Daigle

(This is basically a song about my relationship with Jesus — seriously though)

I am guilty
Ashamed of what I’ve done, what I’ve become
These hands are dirty
I dare not lift them up to the Holy one

I’ve been hiding
Afraid I’ve let you down, inside I doubt
That You still love me
But in Your eyes there’s only grace now

9. Who I Am Hates Who I’ve Been by Relient K

I’m sorry for the person I became.
I’m sorry that it took so long for me to change.
I’m ready to try and never become that way again
‘Cause who I am hates who I’ve been.
Who I am hates who I’ve been.

Who I am hates who I’ve been
And who I am won’t take the second chance you gave me.
Who I am hates who I’ve been
‘Cause who I’ve been only ever made me
(If you like Relient K — I guess even if you don’t — I recommend listening to Deathbed by them. It’s a little long but worth it. It’s a beautiful ballad)

10. Monster by Skillet

(This was my Dorian Havilliard song during Queen of Shadows by Sarah J. Maas. It fits perfectly lol — I put “lol” but it’s not even funny. My poor baby Dor. I had to put the lyrics because it’s just Dorian singing it, haha)

The secret side of me, I never let you see
I keep it caged but I can’t control it
So stay away from me, the beast is ugly
I feel the rage and I just can’t hold it

It’s scratching on the walls, in the closet, in the halls
It comes awake and I can’t control it
Hiding under the bed, in my body, in my head
Why won’t somebody come and save me from this, make it end?

I feel it deep within, it’s just beneath the skin
I must confess that I feel like a monster
I hate what I’ve become, the nightmare’s just begun
I must confess that I feel like a monster

My secret side I keep hid under lock and key
I keep it caged but I can’t control it
‘Cause if I let him out he’ll tear me up, break me down
Why won’t somebody come and save me from this, make it end?

It’s hiding in the dark, it’s teeth are razor sharp
There’s no escape for me, it wants my soul, it wants my heart
No one can hear me scream, maybe it’s just a dream
Maybe it’s inside of me, stop this monster

What songs do you currently love and can listen to over and over again?

xoxo

Ten Books I Wish Were TV Shows!

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Hey guys! I am back with this week’s TTT! I am busy busy busy trying to get in all the reviews from my decathlon so get ready to see a bunch of posts from me! Anyway, Top Ten Tuesday is a meme created by the lovely bookworms over at The Broke and the Bookish. Every Tuesday, they come up with different topics of discussion. This week I will be listing the books I wish were TV shows. Fall is here-ish and so are season premieres of TV shows! I know that it’s always hard to see your favorite books come alive in screen because so many things can go wrong. But a girl can dream that if done properly, she can see her favorite stories and characters come to life.


Ten Books I Wish Were TV Shows

1. A Court of Thorns and Roses by Sarah J. Maas – A real life Rhysand?!?! Sign me up. But seriously, ACTOAR is one of my favorite fantasy worlds out there. I love the different courts and all the fae. I would definitely like to see what Hollywood would do with all the worlds … especially Velaris! Imagine Starfall, oh my! Just imagine it all and all the details that a show can put in!

2. Throne of Glass by Sarah J. Maas – Even though Queen of Shadows infuriated me, I’d really like to see this as a show as well. SJM knows her stuff! Plus Prince Dorian ❤ and Aedion! Ohhh and Abraxos and Manon! yes Yes yES YES!

3. Clockwork Angel by Cassandra Clare – I love this trilogy so much and I love the time period. I enjoyed it more than The Mortal Instruments and I thought it was very well-written. Ugh that epilogue will haunt me for the rest of my life.

4. The Winner’s Cuse by Marie Rutkoski – I can totally see this on TV! We need more shows with girls like Krestel!

5. Grave Mercy by Robin LaFevers – A TV show about women who carry out the will of the god of Death himself?!

6. Angelfall by Susan Ee – I’ve seen a couple of angel apolcalypse films but never a show. If there is one out there, let me know. I love angel apocalypse type of books. Oooh imagine seeing Raffe in his glorious wings. YESSS PLEASE

7. The Wrath & the Dawn by Renee Ahdieh – We have Once Upon a Time which I think is a show of fairy tales right? (Can you tell I don’t watch it haha) But what about the Arabian Nights?! That’s cool (No offense to fairy tale retellings because I love them too)!

8. An Ember in the Ashes by Sabaa Tahir – TEN. BLEEDING. HELLS. Elias on screen and his super compassionate, muscular, blue-eyed self. Ember is a very dark book and I would love to see that reflected on screen. With everything that happened in that book … imagine having to wait a week to see what happened next!

9. Delirium by Lauren Oliver – This was actually optioned for a show and it never made it. They released the script and it was a hot mess! Literally everything in book one happened in like one or two episodes! There were so many things cut from the show … no wonder it didn’t make it. Nonetheless, I’m really curious about seeing it as a show.

10. Shadow and Bone by Leigh Bardugo – I’m still mad about book 3 (hence why I haven’t read another Bardugo book) but I did love the magic in the book and think it would be such an amazing show. And then of course there’s Nikolai ❤

What books would you want to see as a TV show??

xoxo

Welcome to LIT 4250: Fantasy in Young Adult Literature

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Hey guys! I hope you’re having an incredible week (I mean it’s only Tuesday lol). Last week was back to school for South Florida. I don’t know how it is everywhere else but either way I hope you had a great start to the school year! Today is another Top Ten Tuesday!! It is a meme created by the lovely bookworms over at The Broke and the Bookish. Every Tuesday, they come up with different topics of discussion. This week we’ll be school centered. It can be anything school related and I was really excited. I enjoyed making a syllabus for one of the old topics and so I decided to do the same. Here are 10 books I’d teach in a Fantasy in Young Adult Literature class!


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Ten Books I’d Buy Right Now!

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Top Ten Tuesday is a meme created by the wonderful bloggers over at The Broke and The Bookish! Make sure you head over there, check out their blog, give them a follow, and even sign up to do TTT on your blog!

Hey there bookworms. We’ve all got a book wishlist where we list and list … and list books that we need to buy! I know I have one and it’s miles long and nowhere near ending! Today we get to share ten of those books! This week’s Top Ten Tuesday topic is a Ten Books You’d Buy Right This Second! It’s pretty self explanatory but imagine if someone just handed you a fully loaded Barnes and Noble (or whichever bookstore) gift card and told you to go crazy. I would totally go crazy of course. — Side thought: how come book stores don’t have shopping carts? — While I have hundreds on my to buy list, I’ll share some of the ones that I’ve been wanting to buy for a long time!


Ten Books I’d Buy Right Now!

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1. UK Version of the Throne of Glass Series by Sarah J. Maas: So I already have the books but I really love the UK version because of all the white. It looks so clean and neat haha

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2. What We Saw by Aaron Hartzler: I’ve really gotten interested in reading more books with raped victims because their stories are so interesting and gripping. This one really stood out because it involved a community who tried to hide the crime — which is actually what happened in a real life rape case.

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3. A Torch Against the Night by Sabaa Tahir: Okay, okay. I know it’s not out yet but I really need it. I tried not to put in books that haven’t been released but, it’ll be out in like 4 weeks! Plus, I have yet to pre-order (trying to save money haha) so I would totally use a gift card to get me this pre-order

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4. Trials of Apollo by Rick Riordan: It’s been a while since this one was released and I haven’t read a Rick Riordan book since Blood of Olympus (I really did not like that book!). But I think I’ve forgiven Riordan and can read his books again haha

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5. Magnus Chase and the Gods of Asgard by Rick Riordan: So basically the same as Trials of Apollo but I am excited to read about a different kind of mythology! (Omg I love Loki!)

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6. Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone (Illustrated) by J.K. Rowling: Look how beautiful that is! I want to get the entire series illustrated. I have yet to buy it because it’s so pricey!

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7. Harry Potter and the Cursed Child by J.K. Rowling: I think I’m the only one right now who doesn’t have their hands on this book and spoilers are real my friends!

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8. Things We Know By Heart by Jessi Kirby: I’ve had this on my list for like 2 years now. It’s about time that I buy it lol

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9. The Hunger Games Foil Edition Box Set by Suzanne Collins: Classic. Lol just kidding. It’s not but THG means a lot to me and the foil looks so beautiful!

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10. Jane Austen Box Set (Penguin Classic Hardcovers): Another beauty! It doesn’t really need an explanation haha

What books would you buy right now? Let me know below!

xoxo

Ten Things that Books Made Me Want to Do

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Happy Top Ten Tuesday Day! It is a meme created by the lovely bookworms over at The Broke and the Bookish. Every Tuesday, they come up with different topics of discussion. This week we’ll be talking about things that books made me want to do or learn more about! There are so many things that books teach us and so many ways that they influence the people that we are. Now we can really talk about it and list them all (well the top ten haha).


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What things did books make you want to do or learn more about? Let me know below!

xoxo

Ten Facts About Me

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Hi all! Happy Top Ten Tuesday Day! It is a meme created by the lovely bookworms over at The Broke and the Bookish. Every Tuesday, they come up with different topics of discussion. This week we’ll be learning more about each other with Ten Facts About Me! They weren’t too specific on the details so the sky is the limit. It can be about 10 bookish facts, blogger facts, or random facts.


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Tell me a little about yourself below 😀

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Top Ten Underrated Books

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Hello there fellow bookworms! If you’re American, I hope you had a fantastic Independence Day! I spent the day with family and just ate a bunch of yummy food. Back to the topic on hand, today  is Tuesday!! You know what that means! Top Ten Tuesday! It is a meme created by the lovely bookworms over at The Broke and the Bookish. Every Tuesday, they come up with different topics of discussion. This week we’re picking our top ten underrated books, specifically those with less than 2,000 ratings! So this really brings out unpopular books that need more attention.


My Top Ten Underrated Books!

  1. Ghetto by M.L Sparrow | Goodreads
  2. How to Say I Love You Out Loud by Karole Cozzo | Goodreads
  3. Finding Perfect by Kendra C. Highley | Goodreads
  4. Modern Monsters by Kelley York | Goodreads
  5. The Foxglove Killings by Tara Kelly | Goodreads
  6. Falling for the Wrong Guy by Sara Hantz | Goodreads
  7. Blackmail Boyfriend by Chris Cannon | Goodreads
  8. Reflection: The Stranger in the Mirror by Rachel R. Smith | Goodreads
  9. The Demon Inside by M.L. Sparrow | Goodreads
  10. Fiela’s Child by Dalene Matthee | Goodreads

What are some of your favorite underrated books (under 2,000 ratings)?

xoxo

 

Top Ten Fictional Boyfriends (Updated!)

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Hey there bookies. Top Ten Tuesday is a meme created by the wonderful bloggers over at The Broke and The Bookish! Make sure you head over there, check out their blog, give them a follow, and even sign up to do TTT on your blog! This week’s topic is a Freebie! So I thought that it would be a good time to update my Fictional Boyfriend list! Let’s face it, we have those stay with us forever and there are the new ones that we meet that replace some of the others.


Top Ten Fictional Boyfriends (Updated!)

 

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1. Will Herondale from Cassandra Clare’s The Infernal Devices Trilogy: He will forever be in my top ten but i’m currently struggling on whether he’s number one or number 2.

 

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2. Rhysand from Sarah J. Maas’s A Court of Thorns and Roses Trilogy: He’s the reason why I’m struggling on who my number is haha.

 

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3. Dorian Havilliard from Sarah J. Maas’s Throne of Glass Series: Here’s another one that is permanently on my top 10. He’s too precious

 

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4. Nikolai Lantsov from Leigh Bardugo’s Grisha Trilogy: I still don’t forgive Bardugo for what she did to him in Ruin and Rising. Hence being on a Bardugo ban haha

 

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5. Maxon Schreave from Kiera Cass’s The Selection Series: He is literally the sweetest thing ever! His love for America is just wow

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6. Kaito or “Kai” from Marissa Meyer’s The Lunar Chronicles: I don’t know if you can tell but my list is filled with kings, princes, high lords.

 

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7. Finnick Odair from Suzanne Collins’s The Hunger Games Trilogy: Because he was the first one I fell in love with and Sam Claflin .. nuff said

 

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8. Daemon Black from Jennifer L. Armentrout’s Lux Series: Ohh hot damn. Do I need to explain this one?

 

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9. Rafael or “Raffe” from Susan Ee’s Penryn and the End of Days Trilogy: Actual. Kickbutt. Angel

 

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10. Elias Veturius from Sabaa Tahir’s An Ember in the Ashes: I just met you but I love you already. Keep it up Elias

There you go! Who are in your fictional boyfriend list? (If you have one)

xoxo