TAG: The Book Titles

Hello Readers, Today I am going to be combining two Tag’s that have the same idea behind them. You answer these questions with nothing but book titles! I hope you like this TAG!

These questions were created by Rachel Reads Find her Youtube Channel here

1. Title that’s the story of your life
Girl Online by Zoe Sugg
2. Title that describes your perfect weekend
Lets Get Lost by Adi Alsaid
3. Title of an adventure you’d like to go on
Across The Universe by Beth Revis
4. Title you want to name your child
Scarlet by Marissa Meyer
5. Title of your ideal job
Mr. Penumbra’s 24- Hour Bookstore by Robin Sloan
6. Title of a place you’d like to visit
The Secret Garden by Frances Hodgson Burnett
7. Title of your love life
City of Ashes by Cassandra Clare
8. Questions you ask yourself
If I Stay by Gayle Forman
9. Title of a kingdom you want to rule OR Cname
Furthermore by Tahereh Mafi
10. Title you’d name your band.
Wink Poppy Midnight by April Genevieve Tucholke

These questions were created by Books and Looks find their Youtube Channel here

1. What is your current mood?
Carry On by Rainbow Rowell
2. What is your favorite color?
The Color Purple by Alice Walker
3. Describe your BookTube bestie.
Need by Carrie Jones
4. How do you feel about 2017 so far?
Walking Disaster by Jamie McGuire
5. Where do you want to travel?
The Paris Architect by Charles Belfoure
6. What is your relationship status?
Stupid Love by Cindy Miles
7. What are your summer plans?
A Million Suns by Beth Revis
8. What are your 2017 goals?
More Happy Than Not by Adam Silvera

Happy Reading,
Bubbles ❤

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Book Review: Ready Player One by Ernest Cline

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Hello Readers, I just finished reading Ready Player One and it changed my life. I absolutely loved this book. It is probably my favorite book I read this year, because I liked this book so much I decided I was going to write a discussion review, The first half of this review will not contain any spoilers but the second half will.

Publisher: Broadway Books
Date Published: June 5th 2012 (First Published 2011)
Pages: 372
Format: Paperback
Genre: SciFi
My Rating: 5 out of 5 bubbles (New Favorite)
GoodReads Description: It’s the year 2044, and the real world is an ugly place. Like most of humanity, Wade Watts escapes his grim surroundings by spending his waking hours jacked into the OASIS, a sprawling virtual utopia that lets you be anything you want to be, a place where you can live and play and fall in love on any of ten thousand planets. And like most of humanity, Wade dreams of being the one to discover the ultimate lottery ticket that lies concealed within this virtual world. For somewhere inside this giant networked playground, OASIS creator James Halliday has hidden a series of fiendish puzzles that will yield massive fortune — and remarkable power — to whoever can unlock them. For years, millions have struggled fruitlessly to attain this prize, knowing only that Halliday’s riddles are based in the pop culture he loved — that of the late twentieth century. And for years, millions have found in this quest another means of escape, retreating into happy, obsessive study of Halliday’s icons. Like many of his contemporaries, Wade is as comfortable debating the finer points of John Hughes’s oeuvre, playing Pac-Man, or reciting Devo lyrics as he is scrounging power to run his OASIS rig.

And then Wade stumbles upon the first puzzle.

Suddenly the whole world is watching, and thousands of competitors join the hunt — among them certain powerful players who are willing to commit very real murder to beat Wade to this prize. Now the only way for Wade to survive and preserve everything he knows is to win. But to do so, he may have to leave behind his oh-so-perfect virtual existence and face up to life — and love — in the real world he’s always been so desperate to escape.

A world at stake.
A quest for the ultimate prize.
Are you ready?

Review (No Spoilers): I absolutely fell in love with book and I’m mad at myself it took me this long to read it. It sucked me in the minute I opened it. I loved almost everything about this book especially all the references to some of my favorite movies like War Games. I also love the journey it sends you on not only for the Egg, but the journey of Wades life and his character development. I wish I would have actually played some of the games that are mentioned in the book. It makes me want to start collecting vintage video games. I have played some but not many. I highly recommend this book, it is definitely one of my favorite books I read this year, if not ever.  I cannot wait to see the movie coming out next year.

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Review *SPOILER WARNING*

Pretty much one of the only things I didn’t like about this book was the pity party Wade through for himself for most of the book. I didn’t really mind in the beginning when we were learning his back story. It fit because we were learning about him. I hated it in the middle after Art3mis “Broke-Up” with him. On that note I would like to talk about some other elements of the book. As soon as Wade started talking about how he loved reading Art3mis’s Blog. I knew we were going to meet her sometime during the book and knew she was going to be his love interest. I would like to point out that I felt like after they did meet their relationship went from 0 to 100 real quick, maybe that is why I didn’t understand Wade’s pity party. As soon as the High Five met for the first time I was begging for them to team together to defeat the Sixers. If you have read the book you know eventually they do sorta “Team” up in the end. That is the next thing, When Wade started his plan I was slightly confused. I had no idea what was going on, I thought I had missed something. Then, as I read on I understood what was happening. When we met Aech for the first time I had this gut feeling that he was a girl. As soon as he said that he does not look like you expect I knew I was right. I loved the ending, It left me wanting more but more in a good way.

(Still Spoiler Warning) Lastly I would like to talk about some random thoughts I have. I just looked up the cast list and the actor that is playing Art3mis does not have a Port Wine Stain. I really hope they include that in the movie. I felt like that had a big impact on how she felt about her self. I also hope they keep the real identities of the High Five a secret until the end just like the book. Finally, I seen that Ernest Cline retweeted a tweet that was a picture of a guy who got the score board tattooed on him and it lowkey makes me want to also get a Ready Player One tattoo.

Happy Reading,
Bubbles ❤

TAG: The Guilty Reader

Hello Readers, Today I am going to be doing the Guilty Reader Book TAG which was created by Chami over on Youtube @ ReadLikeWildfire I am sorry this post is late, This week has been very busy. I stared my freshman year of college which was stressful yet exciting. Lets get on with the TAG

  1. Have You Ever Regifted A Book That You’ve Been Given?
    I haven’t really regifted a book before, however, I used to be obsessed with the House of Night series. One of the books came out near my birthday and my mother bought it for me then the next day one of my good friends gave it to me as well. I told her that I was very thankful and so honored that she thought of me, but I already got it. I told her she should give it to her sister who also liked the series.
  2. Have you ever said you’ve read a book when you haven’t?
    Yes, In high school I told my teacher that I read Animal Farm when I didn’t
  3. Have you ever borrowed a book and not returned it?
    YES, I hate myself for it because it is one of my biggest pet peeves, however, I borrowed it from a mutual friend of a friend and we don’t really talk any more. I don’t know how to give it back.
  4. Have you ever read a series out of order?
    I don’t believe I have, but I have read companion novels out of “order”
  5. Have you ever spoiled a book for someone?
    I am sure I have someway some way somehow.
  6. Have you ever doggy eared a book?
    YES, I used to do this all the time when I first started reading. I haven’t done it in years. There is a part of me that still wants to do it, but I can’t bring myself to do it.
  7. Have you ever told someone you don’t own a book when you do?
    No, but I did put a book on my Christmas list not realizing I already owned in it in a different cover. My mom brought it to my attention that I already owned it.
  8. Have you ever told someone you haven’t read a book when you have?
    No, not that I can think of. I am pretty outspoken with my opinions so I don’t really have anything to hide.
  9. Have you every skipped a chapter or a section of a book?
    I don’t skip whole parts as a rule, but I do tend to skim sometimes.
  10. Have you ever bad mouthed a book you actually liked?
    NEVER… that I can remember…

Happy Reading,
Bubbles ❤

P.S. I am a guilty reader, Are you? I tag you! If you do this tag please send it to me. I would love to read your answers.

August 2017 Haul and Wrap- Up

Hello Readers. Today I am going to be sharing the books I bought/borrowed and the books I read in August. As I mentioned earlier this month, I went on a reading vaction with my mother and I ended up finishing 2 books and reading about 80% of another. I also got a bunch of books from my library!

Library Haul

  1. Truthwitch by Susan Dennard (Purchased from library)
  2. The Copper Gauntlet by Holly Black and Cassandra Clare
  3. The Bronze Key by Holly Black and Cassandra Clare
  4. Wonder by R.J. Palacio
  5. Armada by Ernest Cline

Wrap-Up

  1. The Unexpected Everything by Morgan Matson (Pages: 519)
  2. The Iron Trial by Holly Black and Cassandra Clare (Pages: 295)
  3. Ready Player One by Ernest Cline (Pages: 372)

Total Monthly Page Count: 1,186
Goodreads Goal: 22/24
CR: Armada by Ernest Cline, Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows by J.K Rowing, and Three Dark Crowns by Kendare Blake

Sequel September 2017 TBR

Hello Readers,  I was chatting with Kathy from Books & Munches, when she mentioned a series she is doing on her blog called Sequel September. I decided I would also participate as I have many sequels sitting on my shelves and one of my goals for 2017 was to finish some series. Check out Kathy’s post here for more details and the rules.

I went through my TBR shelves looking for all my series sequels and found a lot. I’m not sure if I got all of them, but I got most of them. I know, I will never finish all of these books, however, the Top 5 on my list are going to be my priority. I also have 2 sequels from the library I have to read those will have an asterisk (*) next to them.

  1. A Million Suns by Beth Revis
  2. Shades of Earth by Beth Revis
  3. Onyx by Jennifer L. Armentrout
  4. The Last of August by Brittany Cavallaro
  5. HexBound by Chole Neill
  6. The Copper Gauntlet by Holly Black and Cassandra Clare*
  7. The Bronze Key by Holly Black and Cassandra Clare*
  8. Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows by J.K. Rowling
  9. Miss Mayhem by Rachel Hawkins
  10. Girl Online: Going Solo by Zoe Sugg
  11. The Retribution of Mara Dyer by Michelle Hodkin
  12. Scarlet by Marissa Meyer
  13. Crescendo by Becca Fitzpatrick
  14. Prodigy by Marie Lu
  15. Pandemonium by Lauren Oliver

Happy Reading,
Bubbles ❤

Bookshelf Tour: TBR

Hello Readers, This is the next installment of my Bookshelf Tour series. I will admit that I have a book buying problem. I have 3 double stacked shelves full of books I have not read or finished. This post is just the first shelf. I will putting a asterisk (*) next to books I started but never finished. This does not mean I didn’t like these books it just means I was in the mood for something else.

  1. Inkheart by Cornella Funke*
  2. Gone Girl by Gillian Flynn*
  3. The Paris Architect by Charles Belfoure*
  4. Red Rising by Pierce Brown*
  5. Incarceron by Catherine Fisher*
  6. City of Ashes by Cassandra Clare*
  7. Tithe by Holly Black*
  8. The Assassin’s Curse by Cassandra Rose Clarke*
  9. Starters by Lissa Price*
  10. Prodigy by Marie Lu*
  11. Pandemonium by Lauren Oliver*
  12. The Great Gatsby by F. Scott Fitzgerald*
  13. The Dark Elite Bindup of Firespell and Hexbound by Chloe Neill*
  14. I am Messenger by Markus Zusak*
  15. Code Name Verity by Elizabeth Wein*
  16. Conversion by Katherine Howe*
  17. Lux Beginnings Bindup of Obsidian and Onyx by Jennifer L. Armentrout*
  18. Dorthy Must Die by Danielle Paige*
  19. A Wrinkle in Time by Madeleine L’engle
  20. Tape by Steven Camden
  21. The Girl with all the Gifts by M.R. Carey
  22. Nerve by Jeanne Ryan
  23. Let’s Get Lost by Adi Alsaid
  24. Night Film by Marisha Pessl
  25. Daughter of Smoke and Bone by Laini Taylor
  26. Days of Blood and Starlight by Laini Taylor
  27. A Million Suns by Beth Revis
  28. Shades of Earth by Beth Revis
  29. The Host by Stephenie Meyer
  30. The 5th Wave by Rick Yancey ( I read this already, but would like to reread it)
  31. Grimm’s Complete Fairy Tales Bindup
  32. Josie Griffin is NOT a Vampire by Heather Swain
  33. Bloodthirsty by Flynn Meaney
  34. Boys Wanted by Flynn Meaney*
  35. Signs Point to Yes by Sandy Hall
  36. A Little Something Different by Sandy Hall*
  37. What Light by Jay Asher (Signed Copy)
  38. The Twelve Days of Dash & Lily by Rachel Cohn & David Levithan
  39. This Song Will Save your Life by Leila Sales*
  40. The Yard by Alex Grecian
  41. Red Queen by Victoria Aveyard
  42. Outlander by Diana Gabldon*
  43. All the Light We Cannot See by Anthony Doerr*
  44. Code Orange by Caroline B. Cooney*
  45. Because of Winn-Dixie by Kate DiCamillo*
  46. Ruin and Rising by Leigh Bardugo
  47. In a Dark, Dark Wood by Ruth Ware
  48. The Mysterious Benedict Society by Trenton Lee Stewart*
  49. Hate List by Jennifer Brown*
  50. The Forgotten Garden by Kate Morton
  51. WinterTown by Stephen Emond
  52. Fahrenheit 451  by Ray Bradbury*

Happy Reading
Bubbles ❤

Books I am Bringing on Vacation #3

Hello Readers, Next week is my annual camping getaway with my mother. This will be the third year we go to a completely rustic campground on Lake Michigan, all we do is read, play board games, and swim. This year I am going to be bringing 5 books for a 8 day trip!

  1. The Iron Trail by Cassandra Clare and Holly Black
  2. Ready Player One by Ernest Cline
  3. The Love That Split The World by Emily Henry
  4. Wink Poppy Midnight by April Genevieve Tucholke
  5. Inkheart by Cornelia Funke

Happy Reading,
Bubbles ❤