Snapshots Mini-Challenge #4 | Book Blogger Love-a-Thon 2015

Book Blogger Love-a-Thon is hosted by Alexa of Alexa Loves Books. It is a week long event to foster positivity, creativity, and love in the book community!

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It is a very lazy Sunday for me, writing a paper for grad school. I hope you are all enjoying Love-a-Thon as much as I am! Here is a quick snapshot of my current read!

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One Can Only Quote Mini-Challenge #3 | Book Blogger Love-a-Thon 2015

Book Blogger Love-a-Thon is hosted by Alexa of Alexa Loves Books. It is a week long event to foster positivity, creativity, and love in the book community!

We are sharing some of our favorite quotes from books about love and friendship:


“Love is a rebellious bird that nobody can tame.” – Under the Never Sky by Veronica Rossi


“Maybe there were as many shades of love as blues of the sky.” – The Kiss of Deception by Mary E. Pearson


“Love makes hunters of us all.” – Wicked by Gregory Maguire


“Maybe love was superstition, a prayer we said to keep the truth of loneliness at bay.” – Ruin and Rising by Leigh Bardugo


“I want to be the friend you fall hopelessly in love with.” – Unravel Me by Tahereh Mafi


Sadly, I do not tab my books so I had a hard time finding these. I had zero luck finding any that had to do with friendship, which is a tragedy in and of itself.

What are some of your favorite quotes from books on love and friendship?

Book Valentines Mini-Challenge #2 | Book Blogger Love-a-Thon 2015

Book Blogger Love-a-Thon is hosted by Alexa of Alexa Loves Books. It is a week long event to foster positivity, creativity, and love in the book community!

book valentine to my current otp

For this challenge, we are to create a valentine to express our love to a certain character. But, I decided to dedicate a playlist to my reigning current OTP, The Darkling and Alina from the Grisha trilogy.

Since finishing this series, and LOVING it, I have completely passed over the realm of sanity and have shipped this pairing with my entire heart and soul. I frequently wallow in my feelings while listening to this playlist and browsing the Tumblr tags devoted to this couple. This is my gift to them (and you).

Like calls to like

i. Fear and Loathing – Marina and the Diamonds

“I lived a lot of different lives/ Been different people many times/ I lived my life in bitterness/ And filled my heart with emptiness”

ii. Eyes on Fire – Blue Foundation

“I won’t soothe your pain/ I won’t ease your strain”

iii. Crazy in Love (Remix) – Beyonce

“Your love’s got me looking so crazy right now”

iv. Heavy in Your Arms – Florence + the Machine

“I love you never felt like any blessing”

v. Twice –Β  Little Dragon

“Thought I had the answer once/ But your random ways swept me along”

vi. Waiting Game – Banks

“What if the way we started makes it something cursed from the start/ What if it only gets colder”

vii. Love the Way You Lie – Skylar Grey

“Even angels have their wicked schemes/ And you take that to new extremes/ But you’ll always be my hero/ Even though you’ve lost your mind”

viii. Still Here – Digital Daggers

“Every night, I dream you’re still here/ The ghost by my side, so perfectly clear/ When I awake, you’ll disappear/ Back to the shadows with all I hold dear”


You can check back with me in 6 months and I will still not be over this series and this pairing and these characters.

Do you have any songs that go perfectly with your OTP?

Book Spine Poetry Mini-challenge #1 | Book Blogger Love-a-Thon 2015

Book Blogger Love-a-Thon is hosted by Alexa of Alexa Loves Books. It is a week long event to foster positivity, creativity, and love in the book community!

book spine poetry mini-challenge

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Red queen, heir of fire under the never sky

The crown of embers catching fire across a star-swept sea

The lost girl, burnt offerings, between shades of grey


I’m no poet, but I find these kinds of challenges a lot of fun!

Questionnaire | Book Blogger Love-a-thon 2015

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Book Blogger Love-a-Thon is hosted by Alexa of Alexa Loves Books. It is a week long event to foster positivity, creativity, and love in the book community!

QUESTIONNAIRE

1. What’s your name?

Samantha

2. Where in the world are you blogging from?

The east coast of the USA

3. How did you get into blogging in the first place?

I originally entered the book community as a book vlogger, with my Booktube channel, Thoughts on Tomes. I love my channel and the community on Youtube, but I also wanted somewhere that I could post a review for every single book I read, which I didn’t have the time to do on my channel. I also wanted to get involved with the wonderful book blogging community. So I started this blog!
4. What genre do you read and review the most on your blog?

My favorite genres are fantasy and scifi, mostly YA. But I read and review a little bit of everything!

5. Name the 5 books you’re most excited for this 2015!

  • 1. The Heart of Betrayal by Mary E. Pearson
  • 2. Six of Crows by Leigh Bardugo
  • 3. Frozen Tides by Morgan Rhodes
  • 4. The Winner’s Crime by Marie Rutkowski
  • 5. The Girl at Midnight by Melissa Grey

I told you I love YA fantasy πŸ™‚

6. What’s an underrated book or series that you think everyone should read?

I do not nearly see enough praise for the Graceling series by Kristin Cashore. It is a wonderful fantasy series that takes place over many years through 3 companion novels. The protagonists are different in each book, but there is overlap as far as other characters. The strong female characters in this series are amazing, and the villain is one of my most hated of all time. Also, it is one of the few series I’ve seen in YA that has many characters on the LGBTQ spectrum as well as displays a variety of sexualities and how sexuality is expressed. It is nothing short of amazing!

7. Apart from reading, what are your other hobbies or interests?

I’m an avid gamer, with my favorite franchises currently being Mass Effect, Assassin’s Creed, Final Fantasy, and Elder Scrolls. I also love board gaming. I’ve tried to pick up knitting as well, but so far had little success.

8. Apart from book shopping, what else do you like shopping for?

I collect nail polish and lipstick, both in either obnoxiously bright or bold dark colors.

9. Pick out either a book you want turned into a film/TV show, or a film/TV show you want turned into a book.

I could not pick just one! I would love to see a film for The Shadow and Bone trilogy by Leigh Bardugo. I’d also love a film of The Night Circus by Erin Morgenstern, because I need to see that world on the big screen. As far as a film being turned into books, I’d LOVE Pirates of the Caribbean books following different characters in that world. I just want more pirate books!

I’m very excited to be participating in my first Love-a-thon! Thank you all for visiting πŸ™‚