Top 10 Tuesday: My 10 Favorite Quotes from The Winner’s Trilogy

A weekly blog meme hosted by That Artsy Reader Girl.

I wanted to do my own little twist on today’s Top 10 Tuesday post, which is a general “favorite quotes” post.

Y’all know how much I love The Winner’s Trilogy by Marie Rutkoski. I reread the series at least once a year, and every time I find something new about the books to enjoy. With the release of Rutkoski’s next book, Fall Like Thieves, next year (January 2020) which is set in the same universe as The Winner’s Trilogy, I thought it would be so fun to do this. 🙂

If you haven’t read the series, this post will most likely contain spoilers, so please read at your own risk.

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Top 5 Wednesday: Authors I Want to Write Like

Top 5 Wednesday is a weekly blog meme started on Goodreads. You can check out the group and keep an eye out for the topics here.

I find this topic broad and very subjective, obviously, so I figure I’d take a look at some of my favorite authors in a variety of genres and discuss why I like them and what I admire about them, not just their writing skills. Let’s see how this goes. 😉

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Book Madness 2017

Ahhhhh! I’m am beyond excited to tell you all I’m participating in Book Madness 2017! It’s such a honor to participate with other top bloggers. 🙂 ❤


Book Madness is hosted by Maggie Ann Martin, and it’s a fun series where a variety of BookTubers, bookstagrammers, and bloggers pick their favorite fictional character and then make a video or blog post explaining why the character is awesome. Viewers and subscribers are encouraged to vote to keep us moving through the competition. (So if you vote for my favorite character, I’ll move forward!) You can find the link to vote at the end of this post!

You’ll also have a chance to win awesome prizes along the way, such as 2017 ARCs from debut authors, bookish trinkets, or even Amazon gift cards, and the winning blogger will win a prize as well! How awesome!

So what character did I choose? Oh my heavens, did I surprise you all?

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Top Ten Tuesday: All about the Villains!

Top Ten Tuesday is a book blog meme created by The Broke and The Bookish. Today’s theme is villains and can be anything ranging from top ten favorite/most compelling villains in books, top ten of the most vile villains/bad guys in books, top ten villains I secretly (or not so secretly) love, favorite tv villains, favorite comic book villains, ten “villains” of contemporary lit.

I think I’ll do a hodgepodge because I’ve actually never done a post about villains or even considered them for a long time so here goes!

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Top Ten Tuesday: 10 Things Books Have Made Me Want to Do/Learn

Oh my goodness, I actually struggled trying to put together this TTT! I’ve read so many books that have made me want to do certain things but thinking of 10…somehow, I have a problem! So I went through all my books on Goodreads and managed to find ten books, all of which made me want to do similar things.

Here we go!

Don’t forget to leave your TTT and I’ll be sure to check it out! And don’t forget to check out the other TTT on Broke and Bookish!

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A few of my favorite things… (Part 1)

And by things, I mean books.

Also, did anyone else find themselves humming to the song from “The Sound of Music.” If not, here you go!

I’ve been struggling trying to figure out what to post about since I’m slacking when it comes to reading. Work has been busy and all I want to do when I come home is sleep. But that’s after I cook dinner, do some laundry, and take the dog out, lol.

Anyways, I decided to do a set of blog posts on some of my favorite books. I’m starting this one about some of my favorite YA book series! I’m so excited to talk about it! 😀 ❤

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#NTTBF16 – North Texas Teen Book Festival

I survived my first book festival! You might have heard me talking about this thing for the past view weeks called the North Texas Teen Book Festival. I mean, just look at that author list? And the panels? Could one even resist? Goodness, I couldn’t! And let me tell you that if I could run around with all those middle schoolers and high schoolers, you can too! But of course, there were such a variety of ages that it made me less anxious about loving YA. 🙂

I went to some awesome panels which included some of my favorite authors (I basically stalked some authors because I just happened to go to most of their panels because they all sounded so interesting!), and I got some of my favorite books signed! It was such a blast and I learned a lot as a reader and a writer. The authors offered great advice and it was overall a fun day!

I also realized that I don’t know how to speak around famous people. The awkward introvert side of me comes out and I just sound like a blubbering fool. XD

Prepare for pictures!

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Review (reread): “The Winner’s Curse” by Marie Rutkoski

(And by “reread” I mean I listened to this on CD while driving to and from work. Hehe.)

Can I even talk about this series enough? Initially, I reread this because of the North Texas Teen Book Festival and the fact that the author was there, but I didn’t finish it in time. Regardless, I loved the book more than the first time I read it.

The narrator for the audiobook is Justine Eyre and she does a fantastic job narrating. I’ve learned listening to audiobooks that a narrator can really make or break it for me. (I listened to The Wrath and the Dawn on audiobook and wonder if I would have liked the book more if I had read the physical copy…) She added an accent for the Valorians while the Herrani sounded normal, which really added to the overall story.

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