Goodreads Mondays #21 – March 8th, 2021

Hey bookworms! Let’s talk about books!

I have a lot of books I would love to read. I am trying to spend more reading to try to work through my To Be Read List. I would love to know what is on your To Be Read List.

The book I chose to talk about this week is A Little Princess by Frances Hodgson Burnett, who also wrote The Secret Garden. I bought the book, a few years back, because my sister and I were obsessed with the movie. I have never read the story before. I was thinking about reading this weekend.

It’s about this little girl, Sara Crew who goes to boarding school. Her Dad (who is a widower) is also the Captain of the British Navy. She comes from a wealthy family. She has superior clothes, and he is able to get her, her own room while she is in boarding school. She receives lavish presents from her father. Her father’s riches pays for her tuition. Suddenly on her birthday, the Head Mistress pulls Sara aside to tell her that her father has died. In order for her to stay at boarding school, she must become a servant to her fellow classmates. Because her father paid for her room, she was no longer allowed to stay her elegant room, instead she had to stay in the attic, with the other servant.

I don’t want to spoil too much of the story, or the movie. It is the most beloved story in all of children’s literature. It’s a wonderful story. If you ever get the chance to read it, or watch the movie, you totally should. I cannot wait for my niece to read it when she’s older.

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Goodreads Rating: 4.20 stars out of 5

WWW Wednesdays – March 3rd, 2021

Let’s talk about books! This is a post where I discuss all the books that I have been reading, by answering the following questions…

  1. What have I finished reading?
  2. What am I currently reading?
  3. What will I read next?

I would love to know what everyone has read, or is reading! Feel free to post yours in the comments below.

  1. What have I finished reading?
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It was a morning in June, when a woman took her dog for a walk, and she thought her dog came up to her with a stick, but it turns out to something much worst. The story is about how four close friends from boarding school, who thought were inseparable, play a game — The Lying Game. The rules are simple, lie, and never tell the truth to fellow students, and teachers. Although never lie to each other. Unfortunately the girls get expelled in their final year of boarding school. Which is how the girls start separating and going on their own journeys. Until one morning, Kate messages them with a three word text, “I need you”. This text message brings all four girls together. What the girls are about to find out is that their Lying Game has consequences.

I love reading Ruth Ware books, I think she is an amazing author. She writes thrillers. The first book I read of hers was The Turn of the Key, which is also amazing. What I like about her is she begins her books slowly, and providing a lot of details in the beginning of the book. She then picks up the pace, with thrilling details, so things start to get scary pretty fast. I really enjoyed this book a lot. I would recommend this if you like reading thrillers.

My rating: 4 stars out of 5

2. What am I currently reading?

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So I switched this The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo, because I found out other people are waiting for this book, so I have to return it to the library faster than The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo. I have read great reviews about this book. I am really fascinated and intrigued to read this book. All I know that it is really popular now, because people are able to relate to it to today’s world about being in insolation because of the pandemic lockdowns.

3. What will I be reading next?

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I am intrigued to read these stories, and watch the movies. I feel like I am missing out on so much. I can’t wait to find out what happens in this series.

Top Ten Tuesdays #27 – March 2nd, 2021

Top Ten Tuesday was created by The Broke and the Bookish in June of 2010 and was moved to That Artsy Reader Girl in January of 2018. It was born of a love of lists, a love of books, and a desire to bring bookish friends together.

The rules are simple: Each Tuesday, Jana assigns a new topic. Create your own Top Ten list that fits that topic – putting your unique spin on it if you want. Everyone is welcome to join but please link back to http://www.thatartsyreadergirl.com/ in your Top Ten Tuesday post.

This week is about characters’ jobs you wish you could have. Mind you I mostly have been reading a lot of self help books, and I guess a lot of books I read have been Young Adults, so they didn’t have any jobs, yet.

  1. Sisterhood Everlasting
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In this book Carmen is an actress, and I always thought it would be so cool to be an actress, and star in a movie, or a TV show.

2. The Happiness Project

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I am very envious, because Gretchen is a successful author, and blogger. That is something that I inspire to do.

3. The Outlander

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Claire is a combat nurse. When I was 10, I thought I wanted to be a nurse, but the whole Covid pandemic made me eerie, so I decided not to.

4. Charlie and the Chocolate Factory

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I would love to work at a chocolate factory, so I was jealous of Willy Wonka

5. White Oleander

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In this story her mother was a writer, and I always admired whatever she had written.

6. The Turn of the Key

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When I was in middle school, I thought it would be fun to take care of children. In this story, the main character is a nanny.

7. Safe Haven

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The main character is a waitress, and I always thought that it would be fun job when I was younger. I have never really been a waitress before, but I have worked a lot in the food industry.

8. The Year of Yes

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Shonda Rhimes is a successful TV show creator and writer. I can only hope that my writing is that influential and amazing.

9. The Longest Ride

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In the book, Sophia is an inspiring artist, and I wish I had those talents to become a good artist.

10. The Cuckoo’s Calling

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I think it would be interesting to solve crimes. I watch a lot of crime dramas, and I enjoy solving and trying to figure why they’ve committed these crimes. I find it interesting, and I know that it’s totally different in real life.

WWW Wednesdays – February 24th, 2021

Hey bookworms!

Let’s talk about books! This is a post where I discuss all the books that I have been reading, by answering the following questions…

  1. What have I finished reading?
  2. What am I currently reading?
  3. What will I read next?
  1. What have I finished reading?

Unfortunately, I didn’t have much time to myself this week, so I wasn’t able to finish a lot of books as I was hoping for. But I am going to work very hard to finish a book, or two next week. I was just barely reading 30 minutes a day.

2. What am I currently reading?

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I really enjoy reading Ruth Ware, so I am really liking this story so far.

3. What will I read next?

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I am so excited to read this one! I have had this book on my To Be Read for about 10 years now. I have been meaning to read this book. I’m going to order the next books in the series when I finish this one. Then I am also going to watch the movies as I finish the books. I love watching the series, or movies after I finish reading the book.

Top Ten Tuesdays #26 – February 23rd, 2021

Top Ten Tuesday was created by The Broke and the Bookish in June of 2010 and was moved to That Artsy Reader Girl in January of 2018. It was born of a love of lists, a love of books, and a desire to bring bookish friends together.

The rules are simple: Each Tuesday, Jana assigns a new topic. Create your own Top Ten list that fits that topic – putting your unique spin on it if you want. Everyone is welcome to join but please link back to http://www.thatartsyreadergirl.com/ in your Top Ten Tuesday post.

This week was books that make us laugh out loud, but I don’t really read those books. I am more of a thriller reader, and I do like the occasional romance book. So I am going to write about books that made me cry.

  1. The Notebook by Nicholas Sparks
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2. Still Alice by Lisa Genova

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3. Charlotte’s Web by E.B. White

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4. Bridge to Terabithia by Katherine Paterson

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5. White Oleander by Janet Fitch

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6. Go Ask Alice, Anonymous

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7. Safe Haven by Nicholas Sparks

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8. A Little Princess by Frances Hodgson Burnett

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9. In Search of April Raintree by Beatrice Culleton Mosionier

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10. To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee

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Goodreads Mondays #19 – February 22nd, 2021

Hey bookworms! Let’s talk about books!

I have a lot of books I would love to read. I am trying to spend more reading to try to work through my To Be Read List.

I have bought this book, Help Me: My Perfectly Disastrous Journey Through the World of Self-Help for my boyfriend as one of his birthday presents two years ago. I feel bad because in those two years, neither one of us have read it, yet. I am planning on reading this book once I finish reading my library books.

This book sounds similar to The Happiness Project by Gretchen Rubin. It’s similar because Marianne Power plans on reading 12 self-help books in one year. And each month, she plans on following exactly what the book preaches, and then she would see if that book had benefited in some way. She investigates whether or not reading self help books can make your life any better.

Goodreads Rating: 3.90 stars out of 5

Goodreads Mondays #18 – February 15th, 2021

This is the post where we discuss what is on our To Be Read List, and why we want to read these books. I have over 1,300 books on my To Be Read List. I have so much reading to do.

This week I would love to talk about P.S. I Love You. It’s about this young couple, who are in their 30s, plan on living with the rest of their lives together. Until her love of her life, Gerry is diagnosed with a terminal illness. Knowing that he is about to die, he decides to write Holly letters so she has something to remember him by. Shortly after he passes away, Holly is upset, and refuses to move on without Gerry. She must find a way to accept his loss, and sort of live out her life.

I watched the movie awhile ago with my mom, and I loved it a lot. I am really looking forward to reading this book.

Goodreads Rating: 4.02 stars out of 5

WWW Wednesdays – February 10th, 2021

Hi everyone, I’m just trying to play catch up over here! I hope everyone is doing well!

Let’s talk about books! This is a post where I discuss all the books that I have been reading, by answering the following questions…

  1. What have I finished reading?
  2. What am I currently reading?
  3. What will I read next?

I had an amazing week last week. I was able to read three books!

  1. What have I finished reading?
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I read this book in middle school. It was a really book. I loved it. This book tells a tale about friendship, and courage. A new girl becomes best friends with her neighbour. She shows him the woods by their houses, a place where only they know. They decide to call it Terabithia. It was a place that made them forget about the bullies at school. It’s such a heartfelt story. After I finished reading the book, I watched the movie with my boyfriend. What I loved about the movie, is that they kept it the same from the book, I love that about movie adaptations. It is targeted for middle school kids, but you can still enjoy it if you’re an adult, too.

My rating: 5 stars out of 5

And

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I felt nostalgic, so I wanted to read other books from my middle school days. My Mom, and my Dad bought me this book set collection for my 13th birthday. I loved reading these books, although, I haven’t actually read all of the books before. My mom and I started to read these books together, since she read them when she was younger, too. Although I guess we just got busy with life, and didn’t get to finish these books. There are nine books in the series, and I believe my mom and I got to the third book.

These stories are based on real life adventures of Laura Ingalls Wilder and her family during the pioneer days. Her father worked really hard to hunt enough food for his family. Laura is the middle child, and she loves playing with her sisters, and helping her mom out with the chores. She also loves hearing her Dad sing, and play on his fiddle before bed.

My rating: 5 stars out of 5

And

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This is the second book of the series. I thought I may as well read this book, too. I can these quite fast. I love the illustrations throughout the book. Garth Williams have done illustrations for Stuart Little, and Charlotte’s Web. In the second book, it is about their move from Wisconsin to Kansas City, and all of the adventures about building a log house, going into town. I really enjoy this book, a lot. I would recommend these books to anyone.

My rating: 4 stars out 5

2. What am I currently reading?

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I picked this book again, after I read some of my books from my middle school days. This book is suspenseful. Flight attendant, Cassie wakes up in a hotel room, with a hangover, from drinking the night before. What she notices is this isn’t her hotel room. And she soon realizes that she wakes up to a guy she was hanging out with the night before. She takes a closer look at him, and discovers that he isn’t breathing. She can’t remember much, or anything at all for that matter. She is far away from home, and not sure what to do next.

3. What will I read next?

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I am so excited for this book. I have amazing things about this book, and TV show. I haven’t watched the show yet, but I would love to read the books first, so I can watch the show.

What are some of the books you have read, or will like to read? Let me know in the comments!

Goodreads Mondays – February 8th, 2021

Hey bookworms! This is where we post and talk about the books on our To Be Read List, and the ones we would like to read next. I would love to hear what books are on your list.

I have a lot of books on my list. This week I wanted to talk about, Lock Every Door by Riley Sager. It is a psychological thriller.

It tells the story of Julie, who just lost her boyfriend, and her job in one day. She then finds this amazing job as an apartment sitter in the most pristine building in New York City. Home of the rich and famous people. The rules of her new job is that she isn’t allowed to have any visitors over, or spend any nights out of her apartment. And it is also frown upon to talk to the other tenants in the building. But then she begins to take interest in one of the tenants…

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Goodreads Rating: 3.92 stars out of 5

Goodreads Mondays #16 – February 1st, 2021

I have a never ending To Be Read List, which I am trying really hard to read a lot of those books. I would love to know what some of the books you have on your To Be Read List, and why. Here is one of the books on my list.

This week I picked to talk about The Wives by Tarryn Fisher. I just got it from the library not too long ago, so I am really excited to read it.

I have heard this is a fast paced thriller. A woman discovers that her husband has two other wives, and she doesn’t anything about the other woman, but she is okay without not knowing about them, because she is so crazy in love with her husband. But she soon learns a horrifying story about her husband, a story that she hasn’t heard before.

I’m really excited to read this one. I enjoy a good thriller. Because I love all of the twists and turns that this genre has to offer.

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Goodreads Rating: 3.64 stars out of 5