Comfort In Books

Yesterday my feelings and confidence were hurt really bad by someone I care a lot about.

Their intention was never to make me feel bad but sometimes immaturity hides proper ways to correspond with others. Then again, I am also a teenager so everything in my life can seem rather dumb.

Anyways, on this Thanksgiving I am thankful for having this blog (even if I haven’t posted in months) and I am thankful for books and the loving community they provide.

I am so close to reaching my 2016 reading goal of 52 books! I am currently at 51!

I have been reading a lot of contemporary lately. Something about the quick love and (usually) happy endings just puts a smile on my face.

I hope all the Americans have a great Thanksgiving and that everyone else has a great day in general.

When times get tough, grab a book.

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Book Travelling Thursdays #3

Book Travelling Thursdays is a group on Goodreads where every Thursday there is a new theme and to participate you pick one book! From this book you show the cover it has in your country, your favorite cover option and your least favorite cover option! This weeks topic is a lazy-day read. My book this week is This Is What Happy Looks Like by Jennifer E. Smith. This is a super easy read and in my opinion just a cute romance novel that you don’t have to think too much about while reading.

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Teaser Tuesday: Daughter of Smoke & Bone

Teaser Tuesday is a weekly meme hosted by MizB at Books and a Beat and all you have to do is open your current book to a random page and choose a sentence or two to share! Just yesterday I started reading Daughter of Smoke and Bone by Laini Taylor. I was iffy at first but once I hit the 50 page mark I knew I was going to love the rest of the book. I am about half way through and plan to finish it around tomorrow!

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With Malice by Eileen Cook

I’ve been posting about this constantly, but yes I did read With Malice. I sort of came into the book uncertain because of the similarities with the Amanda Knox trial. A couple years ago I watched the documentary based on the Knox trial and when I read the description of With Malice I was on the fence. I understand creative differences, but I still felt the story was based off of Amanda Knox (I may be stubborn and ignorant).

“It was the perfect trip…until it wasn’t.

Eighteen-year-old Jill Charron wakes up in a hospital room, leg in a cast, stitches in her face and a big blank canvas where the last six weeks should be. She discovers she was involved in a fatal car accident while on a school trip in Italy. A trip she doesn’t even remember taking. She was jetted home by her affluent father in order to receive quality care. Care that includes a lawyer. And a press team. Because maybe the accident…wasn’t an accident.

As the accident makes national headlines, Jill finds herself at the center of a murder investigation. It doesn’t help that the media is portraying her as a sociopath who killed her bubbly best friend, Simone, in a jealous rage. With the evidence mounting against her, there’s only one thing Jill knows for sure: She would never hurt Simone. But what really happened? Questioning who she can trust and what she’s capable of, Jill desperately tries to piece together the events of the past six weeks before she loses her thin hold on her once-perfect life.”- Goodreads

Overall,  With Malice is a great book. If I ignore my prejudice against the book then I loved it. This book was fast paced and wonderfully written. The characters are fantastic. Normal narrative is broken up by police interviews (which I love). So, so, so interesting to be able to read multiple character opinions on the crime. This is without a doubt a great book. I only wish it was more orginal. This review is short because I don’t want to rave about the book and I also am not angry enough to rant about it. 

I’m super busy this week, so I just quick threw my thoughts together! Have a great Sunday!

Book Travelling Thursday 🌎 #2

Book Travelling Thursdays is a group on Goodreads where every Thursday there is a new theme and to participate you pick one book! From this book you show the cover it has in your country, your favorite cover option and your least favorite cover option! This weeks theme is a book where music is a big part of the story. My book for this week is The Perks of Being a Wallflower by Stephen Chbosky. I am choosing this book because of the musical connections Charlie experienced with Sam and Patrick. I haven’t read any books where music is the main focus point, so this is the short cut I am going with!

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