Top Ten Books I Really Want To Read But Don’t Own Yet

Hello again! Today I’m linking up with The Broke and the Bookish for their weekly feature, Top Ten Tuesday! Today’s prompt is: 

top ten books i really want to read but don’t own yet

1. Anatomy of a Misfit by Andrea Portes.

I saw a sort of good, sort of bad review of this book over at Goodreads, and it said to read the book, if only for the ending. I certainly can’t resist such a mystery!

2. The Twistrose Key by Tone Almhjell.

This book looks really interesting! I can’t wait to read it. 

3. Loki’s Wolves by K. L. Armstrong.

Norse mythology, hurrah! This book looks super fun and interesting. I can’t wait to read it!

4. The Ocean at the End of the Lane by Neil Gaiman.

My sister and librarian both liked this book, and it looks very interesting! I can’t wait to read this one.

5. The Quotable Doctor Who: Wise Words from Across Space and Time by Cavan Scott.

This book looked really good! I love quotes, I love Doctor Who-put them together and it should be perfect. Right?

6. Malice by Chris Wooding.

Oooh, horror-y fantasy-y books! Nevillegirl recommended this one to me, and it looks fantastic!

7. Tuesdays at the Castle by Jessica Day George.

Castles and heroic princesses! Yay! 

8. Seraphina by Rachel Hartman.

DRAGONS. My librarian recommended this to me, and I can’t wait to read it! because DRAGONS

9. Fairest by Marissa Meyer.

So technically this one’s not been released yet, but hey! It’s not on my shelf. Oooh, so excited for this one. More villain backstory, which is always the best.

10. Bad Girls: Sirens, Jezebels, Murderesses and Other Female Villains by Jane Yolen.

Ooh, all about female criminals, and whether or not they were truly evil or not! This one sounds so interesting, I can’t wait to read it!

 

Well, that’s all for today. Farewell!

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Bookshelf Tag

I was nominated for a bookshelf tag by Nevillegirl at Musings From Neville’s Navel! Thanks, Nevillegirl!

                                                                               Rules

Answer the following questions about books on your blog and then tag five other bloggers. You can answer the questions any way you want, whether it’s on your blog, in a video, or a combination of the two. Then remember to let whoever tagged you know when your post is up so they can read it.

Now, the questions!

1. Is there a book that you really want to read but haven’t because you know that it’ll make you cry?

Suzanne Collins’ Gregor the Overlander series. I’ve heard they’re really good but sad. 

2. Pick one book that helped introduce you to a new genre.

C.S. Lewis’s The Chronicles of Narnia introduced me to fantasy, and to my everlasting love-fantasy is my absolute favourite genre!

3. Find a book that you want to reread.

The Graveyard Book by Neil Gaiman. I loved it, but I can barely remember anything. 

4. Is there a book series you read but wish that you hadn’t?

5. If your house was burning down and all of your family and pets were safe, which book would you go back inside to save?

The Chronicles of Narnia by C. S. Lewis. I love that book with a passion, and it’s the prettiest book I own!

6. Is there one book on your bookshelf that brings back fond memories?

Pride and Prejudice by Jane Austen. It’s the first book of hers I read, and I loved the movie even before I read the book, and then I loved the book. 

7. Find a book that has inspired you the most.

Gail Carson Levine’s Ella Enchanted probably inspired me to write the most.

8. Do you have any autographed books?

Sadly, no. Sigh…

9. Find the book that you have owned the longest. 

Probably Catundra or one of Doctor Seuss’ books.

10. Is there a book by an author that you never imagined you would read or enjoy?

I’m sorry, I have no idea! Oops…

I’m nominating:

Shim @ Magic and Writing

Artgirl @ Alien Cows

Professor @ Wondrous Adventures

Miriam @ Miriam Joy Writes

Kiwi @ Dynamic Ramblings

 

The Sunshine Award

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Hello! I was nominated for the Sunshine Award by Nevillegirl.

I’ll start out with five facts about me!

1. I have a whole spectrum of favourite colours-everything from scarlet to midnight blue to emerald green to grey.

2. I do not, however, like just about any pink or orange colours, especially pastel pink.

3. One of my favourite quotes is 

“It does not do to dwell on dreams and forget to live.” -Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone

4. The last thing I ate was an apple.

5. I am currently suffering from allergies/a cold.

Here are the questions I’m answering-

What book will you read next?

Probably Pretties by Scott Westerfield. I recently finished Uglies, and am excited to read the sequel! Hopefully I can get to the library soon.

Do your parents, siblings, or any other relatives read your blog? What do they think of it?

I keep forgetting to give my dad my blog URL; I better do that soon. I have no idea what he’ll think of it. 

What is the funniest thing you’ve seen or heard recently?

…I’m sorry, I really have no idea. Oops!

If you could choose, right now, to be either ten years younger or ten years older than you currently are, which option would you pick?

Probably ten years older. I’d be 22, probably through with college(hopefully with all the information stored in my brain, but none of the work), and maybe even with a novel or two published! 

What is your quest?

To acquire inspiration and change the world through my writing.

My questions:

1. What is your absolute favourite short story?

2. Look to your left. What is your favourite object to the left, and is there a story behind it?

3. What’s your IQ? (if you know)

4. Favourite poem?

5. ‘If’ you had a time machine, what would it look like and what would you call it?

I’m nominating:

Artgirl @ Alien Cows

Professor @ Wondrous Adventures

Shim @ Magic and Writing

Kiwi @ Dynamic Ramblings

Miriam @ miriamjoywrites

Thanks again, Nevillegirl!

Top Ten Tuesday

Hello, there! Today I’m linking up with The Broke and The Bookish to do my first ever Top Ten Tuesday! Today’s prompt is:

Top Ten Books People Have Been Telling You You Must Read.

Without further ado, here we go!

1. Insurgent by Veronica Roth. People say it’s very good, but I read Divergent and liked it, but hated the ending. I just didn’t like the way she ended the book. 

2. Allegiant by Veronica Roth. Basically I haven’t read it for the same reasons I haven’t read Insurgent. Also I accidentally read the major spoiler for the ending, so there’s not much point in reading it now.

3. The Emerald Atlas by John Stephens. My friend keeps telling me to read this. It’s a good book from what I’ve read, I just didn’t finish it. Hopefully I will this time around!

4. The Enchantress Returns by Chris Colfer. I read the first one, and now my other friend wants me to read this one! Maybe if I have time.

5. The Giver by Lois Lowry. One of my friends on Goodreads (Nevillegirl, if you were wondering) recommended this book to me, if not directly.

6. A World Without Princes by Soman Chainani. Does it count if I’ve been telling myself to read this one? I was simultaneously thrilled and disappointed with the first book, and I’m hoping this one will solely thrill me.

7. Ash Mistry and the City of Death by Sarwat Chadda. I’m sorry, I’m really not good at these. It’s just devolved into books I want to read. Oops. I read the first book in this series and really enjoyed it, and I’m hopeful the next book will be just as good.

8. The Book Thief by Markus Zusak. I’m pretty sure Nevillegirl recommended this one to me, as well! It’ll be a while before I can read it, but it sounds interesting!

9. The Return of the King by J. R. R. Tolkien. My sister keeps bugging me to read this, and I’ve been working on it. It’s just so hard to get through!

10. The Silmarillion by J. R. R. Tolkien. Both my siblings want me to read this! I’ll get to it eventually, I suppose..

Music Appreciation

Ha, you were probably expecting a post about my fandoms, or some such, with all I’ve been prattling on about them. Nope! Today’s post is going to be about music, one of my very favourite things. It seems easier to put this in a Q-and-A format, so that’s what I’ll be doing. Enjoy!

Favourite musician?

Definitely Lindsey Stirling! In fact, I’m listening to her songs as I type this. I was introduced to her by my sister recently, and instantly fell in love with her songs. My mother seems to think summer cleaning is a good idea, but Lindsey’s songs really help. Hence why I’ve been through many batteries on my CD player.  

Favourite band?

Probably Skillet, The Classic Crime, or Florence+The Machine. The Civil Wars is good, too. 

Favourite song?

And just how am I supposed to pick one? Probably Shatter Me, Moon Trance, or Stars Align by Lindsey Stirling. Swimming by Florence+The Machine is fabulous… Bohemian Rhapsody is always good, etc. etc. I love a lot of songs.

What’s your favourite music genre? 

Probably classical or classic rock. I’ll admit it, though: I have a bit of a thing for pop. Probably my absolute favourite, though, are film scores. 

What’s your least favourite music genre?

Probably rap or Christian. My parents are always getting after me for not liking Christian music, since I am a Christian, but I just can’t seem to like anything other than one or two songs.

What CD do you want the most?

Probably Lindsey Stirling’s new album, Shatter Me. I seem very obsessed, don’t I. Sorry. Maybe another Florence+The Machine CD? I haven’t listened to very many of her songs, but I like them.

Who introduced you to your favourite music?

My siblings, definitely. My brother used to burn CDs for me, and they gave me my sister’s hand-me-down iPod, complete with about seven hundred songs!

Favourite composer?

Probably Murray Gold, the main Doctor Who composer, or Michael Price, the main Sherlock composer. 

Favourite film score song?

Together or Not At All, is, in my opinion, one of the saddest songs out there. I’ve cried many times while listening to it. I blame Nevillegirl over at Musings From Neville’s Navel for introducing me to it. (she has a great blog, by the way, check it out!) The Game Is On is another great song, this time from Sherlock! 

Well, that’s all for today. I hope you enjoyed this, and found some great music too. Have a great day!