The Way I Used To Be by Amber Smith

So, I guess I have been reading a lot of books involving rape lately. They cut so deeply into my heart and I always find emotional strain with the damage left on the victims even if they end up with justice against their abuser. The Way I Used To Be was no exception and it is a wonderful book.

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Pokemon Go!

As many (or all) of you have probably noticed, Pokemon Go was released two days ago! I had a great time yesterday walking around my town to catch Pokemon. Some people are nervous about the hazards this app may cause if people do not glance up from their phones and check their surroundings. I agree with this, however I love seeing young kids and grown men walking around playing this game. This app is supposed to get you up and moving and along the way you get to see animated pokemon as if they were right in front of you. I love it!
I just think this is one of the most clever things ever made. And, it caters to people’s nostalgia.
GO out there and get your pokemon! (and join team Instinct)

Burn, Rewrite, Reread

Which book will be cherished and which will be banished? This is honestly the most excited I have been for a game of sorts in a long time. Thank you so so so much Johnathan  for tagging me to do this! All you have to do is open your Goodreads read bookshelf and have it randomly sorted. Take 3 books at a time and choose one to burn, one to rewrite, and one to reread! Uh, Yes please!

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Uprooted by Naomi Novik

This was a different read for me. It is still Science Fiction/ Fantasy and the narrator is a teenager however the book itself is less emotion driven and does not have the same young adult feel. Maybe everyone else still thinks it is 100 percent young adult, I personally think it is more on the brink. Either way I loved it. The characters had great dynamic and the premise is so so so interesting. I gave it 4/5 stars on Goodreads only because sometimes I don’t feel like reading extensive details that I thought weren’t important (although they probably were….)

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The Siren: Kiera Cass

In the acknowledgments portion of The Siren she said this was the first book she had ever written! What?! Apparently this book was not good enough to be published at the time and only now was published because she became popular from The Selection series! I cannot believe it! I prefer this book over The Selection series and I am so shocked it was deemed unworthy of publishing. Just shows how tough the industry is!

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Half-Way Point!// Wrap Up!

The end of June marks 6 months of the year completed! At the beginning of the year I set my reading goal to 50 books. Recently, I increased it to 56 as I thought that was my likely finish number. Currently I have read 31 books! I am very excited because it feels good to have a goal and since I am on track it feels even better. (I know a lot of you read up to or over twice as much as me, but I still feel good!)

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