Top 5 Wednesday – Series That Got Better

Today’s Top 5 Wednesday is “series that get better”, and y’all know how I love series. This one should be easy, peasy, lemon squeezy, right? Well I hope so because as I am typing this I only have 1 in mind. #GetPreparedDumbass I completely forgot Wednesday was coming until it was here. You know, it comes EVERY WEEK and yet somehow I forget until the last minute. I would take time management classes, but I would probably forget to go. So I’ll stop yapping and get to it…

Top 5 Wednesday is hosted by the Goodreads group of the same name. It was created by the YouTube Booktuber Lainey from Ginger Reads Lainey and is now being reigned by the wonderful Booktuber Samantha from Thoughts on Tomes.

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Summer Book Tag


Well you guys know what my favorite part of summer is. That’s right. Water skiing squirrels. Who’s with me?! Of course those adorable creatures are smarter than people give them credit for, but this tag is about me. And books. It’s always about the books…

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Top 5 Wednesday – Books Not Set in the US or Britain

Howdy everybody! I wasn’t sure if I could do this challenge. I was certain that just about every book that I had read was in either the US or Britain. And you know what? I was right. Seriously, this one was rough! But here you have it, my top 5 books that are not set in the US or Britain.

Top 5 Wednesday is hosted by the Goodreads group of the same name. It was created by the YouTube Booktuber Lainey from Ginger Reads Lainey and is now being reigned by the wonderful Booktuber Samantha from Thoughts on Tomes.

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Mean Girls Book Tag

This tag was created by BookTuber Sarah-Jane from TheBookLife.

I was super excited about this one, because Mean Girls continues to be one of my favorite movies. I don’t know what it is about teenage girls lashing out at each other, but something about it just makes me happy.

Funny, since I definitely was not a mean girl in high school! I was usually on the other end of the torture. I was a band geek, and our school couldn’t even afford proper uniforms. So our band instructor put us in tuxes. Yes, even the girls. We were dubbed the Penguins.

So it really is surprising that I love movies & shows like Mean Girls, Pretty Little Liars, and Secret Life of An American Teenager.

So, without further ado, here ya go peoples…

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Book Giveaway Time!

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Howdy everybody!

So I recently won a book from Goodreads called Dead Woman Walking by Sharon Bolton. I was surprised to find that she had sent me not one, but TWO copies! One is to give to a friend, because she knew that I would want to share after reading. That, to me, is pretty neat!

Alas… I had no takers from my friends on Facebook. 😦

You see… most of my friends don’t read. Or at least, most that I know IRL. But I have tons of friends in my Coffee Break Goodreads group, and of course they read!

So it was decided. I will hold a giveaway! This book is for members of my Coffee Break Group for our buddy reads. This is also a USA ONLY giveaway because I will have to pay for shipping. When you receive your book, I will set up a buddy read, and we will discuss the book as we read, like our regular Buddy Reads. Rating and reviewing is not required, but I’m sure Sharon would appreciate it!

So, to sum it up, to win this book:
> You must be a member of my Goodreads group.
> You must have a USA address.
> You must stick around for the buddy read with yours truly.

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The Girl With All the Gifts by M.R. Carey – 4 Star Review

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Read: June 2, 2017

“You’re my bread,” she says at last. “When I’m hungry. I don’t mean that I want to eat you, Miss Justineau! I really don’t! I’d rather die than do that. I just mean… you fill me up the way the bread does to the man in the song. You make me feel like I don’t need anything else.”
― M.R. Carey, The Girl with All the Gifts

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Aristotle & Dante Discover The Secrets of the Universe by Benjamin Alire Sáenz – 3 Star Review

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Read: June 22, 2017

“The summer sun was not meant for boys like me. Boys like me belonged to the rain.”
― Benjamin Alire Sáenz, Aristotle and Dante Discover the Secrets of the Universe

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Furthermore (Furthermore #1) by Tahereh Mafi – 5 Star Review

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Read: May 29, 2017

“Alice was an odd girl, even for Ferenwood, where the sun occasionally rained and the colors were brighter than usual and magic was as common as a frowning parent.”

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Scythe (Sctyhe #1) by Neal Shusterman – 4 Star Review

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Read: May 26, 2017

 The Scythe Commandments:
1. Thou shalt kill.
2. Thou shalt kill with no bias, bigotry, or malice aforethought.
3. Thou shalt grant an annum of immunity to the beloved of those who accept your coming, and to anyone else you deem worthy.
4. Thou shalt kill the beloved of those who resist.
5. Thou shalt serve humanity for the full span of thy days, and thy family shall have immunity as recompense for as long as you live.
6. Thou shalt lead an exemplary life in word and deed, and keep a journal of each and every day.
7. Thou shalt kill no scythe beyond thyself.
8. Thou shalt claim no earthly possessions, save thy robes, ring, and journal.
9. Thou shalt have neither spouse nor spawn.
10. Thou shalt be beholden to no laws beyond these.

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Top 5 Wednesday – “Books Without Romance”

Howdy everybody! This is my very first Top 5 Wednesday post! WOOOOOO! And let me tell you, what a way to start. It was hard enough digging up 5 books that I have read that didn’t have romance in them, much less 5 good ones. But, surprisingly, I did it, with an honorable mention.

Top 5 Wednesday is hosted by the Goodreads group of the same name. It was created by the YouTube Booktuber Lainey from Ginger Reads Lainey and is now being reigned by the wonderful Booktuber Samantha from Thoughts on Tomes.

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