This woman I know got her lips tattooed. I didn’t even know that was a thing. Like I knew tattooed eyeliner and brows existed, but never thought of permanent lipstick. It actually looks really good on her.
My mom swears up and down that she and her mom got eyeliner tats. I don’t know if I should believe her or not because this is the same woman who told 3-year-old me that my dog was going to grow into a tiger and so that’s why we had to give him away.
Booktube Reading Buddies - This is a book club where a bunch of International Booktubers, viewers and bloggers join forces in read-alongs and discussions on books of their choices.
I Like Big Books - A group to help people read large books together or independently. Large books are books that are over 500 pages that sometimes seem daunting when a reader things about tackling them.
Top Ten Tuesday is a weekly meme hosted by The Broke and the Bookish. Each week a top ten list is posted with a different theme.
This week’s theme is Top Ten Books You Really Want To Read But Don’t Own Yet
The Miniaturist by Jessie Burton - 2014 new release that has me really curious.
The Virgin Suicides by Jeffrey Eugenides - This has been on my tbr list for so long and the only reason why I haven’t bought it yet is because it’s such a thin paperback and it costs 14 bucks for it and so I want to find a used copy, but haven’t found one anywhere.
Splintered by A. G. Howard - I really like the idea of a dark retelling of Alice in Wonderland.
The Tenant of Wildfell Hall by Anne Bronte - I want to try something from Anne and I hear this one is a good one to start with.
Any John Steinbeck book - I have read Of Mice & Men and absolutely loved it so I plan to own all Steinbeck books and read them to my heart’s content.
How to be a Woman by Caitlin Moran - Been wanting to read this for a while now.
Willful Creatures by Aimee Bender - A short story collection containing the weird and the wonderful
Tree of Codes by Jonathan Safran Foer - I love the idea of this book.
Battle Royale by Koushun Takami - I have been intrigued about this book ever since I heard about it.
Tell the Wolves I’m Home by Carol Rifka Brunt - This is high on my list of to-read-next
Rules: 1. Always post the rules. 2. Answer the questions the person who tagged you wrote and write your 11 new questions. 3. Tag 11 new people. 4. Tell them you’ve tagged them. 5. @ me so I can see your answer.
I’m a paperback kind of girl because I like the bendy, floppiness of a book, but lately I’ve been obsessed with how hardbacks look on a shelf haha
2. If you could watch two book villains fight to the death, who would they be?
Professor Umbridge and Shere Khan. I’m voting for Shere (MAUL HER ASSSSS)
3. What would your Hunger Games strategy be?
Trust no one. Personally, I’d be pretty ruthless in a Hunger Games setting. You should probably not trust me, either. :P Such an admirable Hufflepuff, amiright? xD
4. What is the funniest book you’ve ever read?
I don’t read a lot of humor…. and when I do, I take it too seriously lol. Any recs?
5. What real-life skill have you learned the most about through reading fiction?
I love that books give me perspective and made me more aware of others’ lives.
6. What is the last book you read? When did you finish it?
The Book of Lost Things by John Connolly. I finished it August 22, 2014.
7. What book do you think has the best cover art? Feel free to include a pic. And by feel free I mean please do.
Oh gosh, books are so pretty.. this is going to be hard. I really like the Mr. Boddington’s Penguin Classics:
8. What character would you pick to be your best friend?
A mix of Lizzie and Jane Bennett would be nice.
9. What’s the weirdest couple you ship?
Humbert Humbert and Tom Marvolo Riddle. Just kidding, I don’t have a weird ship.
10. What character do you love even though they’re a shitty person?
11. Do you write too? Tell me about it!
I used to dabble in poetry and short fiction, but have since stopped. However, beautifulbookborrower and I are “working” on a Children’s picture book together (Working is in quotation marks because we’re not really xD)
1. Which book villain would you not mind kissing?
2. What is the worst classic you have ever read in your opinion?
3. Do you have any books you’d like to give another try?
4. What would be your roller derby name? (I told tomrk1089 I’d be Pix Elated)
5. If you had to spend a decade on the moon, what would you bring to read?
6. A hawk swoops through your bedroom window and snatches your favorite book in its talons. What do you do?
7. If you could switch brains with a book character, who would you pick and why?
8. What’s the saddest book you’ve ever read?
9. If you had to choose a pen name that rhymed, what would it be?
10. Describe your dream library in 8 words or less.
For some strange reason, I thought my test tomorrow would last from 8 to 5 (ridiculous because who in their right mind would sign up for a 9 hour test?), but it ends at 1. This means that I can go to the my local library’s Non-fiction book sale tomorrow!!!! :D It runs from 10 AM to 5 PM so I won’t miss it after all! Yaay!
How did you tell him you didn't want to exchange numbers? I've been in the position before where i didn't want to give my number out but thought it was rude to just say "no"... :/
I just asked him if we could limit our conversations on social media (this was on facebook) because I hardly give out my number anymore. :p which is partly true because I have less than 40 contacts.
I know, a “no” sounds completely rude, but what are you supposed to do?
Google says to be upfront about you not having interest in the person requesting, but that could backfire because he or she could deny that they were wanting contact and then make you look like a fool. Yes I googled.
Anyway, I hope maybe my answer could help your situation! Or if not and you find something that works better, let me know lol.
Top Ten Tuesday is a weekly meme hosted by The Broke and the Bookish. Each week a top ten list is posted with a particular theme.
This week’s theme is Top Ten Books People Have Been Telling You That You MUST Read (whether because they think it’s a “you” book or it’s just been generally recommended so often)
Rebecca by Daphne du Maurier - I have a copy of this and started it a while back, but just wasn’t in the right mindset to read it. I think once I sit down and actually try to read it, I’ll enjoy it because I like Gothic lit.
Atonement by Ian McEwan - Started this ~ 2 years ago and while the writing was beautiful, I just could not get into it. Will definitely try again in the future.
Any Rainbow Rowell book - I have Attachments on my tbr, but after reading so many others’ reviews of that book, I pretty much know the synopsis by heart and have lost interest.
Americanah by Chimimanda Ngozi Adichie- If I could find a used copy of this book, I’d snatch it up in a jiffy.
The Strange and Beautiful Sorrows of Ava Lavender by Leslye Walton- I do want to read this book, but my library doesn’t have a copy and I’m not in a good place where I can just go buy all the new releases.
Top Ten Tuesday is a weekly meme created by the girls over at The Broke and the Bookish. Each week, a different top ten list is posted for everyone to participate.
This week’s theme is: Top Ten Books I’m Not Sure I Want To Read (books you may have bought but aren’t sure if you are into it anymore, books you wanted to read but heard mixed things about, hyped books you aren’t sure about —- basically any book that has you going, “TO READ OR NOT TO READ?”)
Atonement by Ian McEwan - Started this book a year or two ago and couldn’t really get into it, but many people love it including this girl whose reviews I trust, so it’s high-time for me to try it again in earnest.
Before I Fall by Lauren Oliver - Premise sounds too much like a book I read this year. Plus, I find myself having a hard time relating to the characters.
11/23/64 by Stephen King - I am not sure how this ended up on my tbr..
Animal, Vegetable, Miracleby Barbara Kingsolver - Picked this up a year ago or so, but had to return to the library. Not exactly an ideal pick for something to read cover-to-cover. Not exactly sure I want to finish it.
Wolf Hall by Hilary Mantel - I own the sequel, which I will definitely read. Added Wolf Hall to my tbr because I found out it was the first book.
The Butterfly Clues by Kate Ellison - I fear that this might make me stay up for nights on end.
A Discovery of Witches by Deborah Harkness - Again, mixed reviews
Any Brian K. Vaughn comic - Saga is beloved by many, so’s Y: The Last Man. I feel like it will take me another year to get my hands on them and by then they will be old news haha
Vicious by V. E. Schwab - Way overhyped. Heard it lacked worldbuilding, but I like stories with antiheroes so… Idunno.
Haunted by Chuck Palahniuk - I feel like the book will make me squirm. Already read “Guts”.
I have noticed recently that I have a ton of books lying around the house that I, for various reasons, will probably never read again, and it seems like such a waste. So I thought to myself, why not do a giveaway?
They are all paperback and in pretty good condition. Do keep in mind that…
I’m tweaking the rules a bit. Instead of picking 5 favorite books, I’m picking the 5 books closest to me. Also, I’m not drawing books out of a hat, either. Just whichever one I grab first. Because I am laaazy. :)
The books: Pride and Prejudice by Jane Austen, The Book Thief by Markus Zusak, To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee, Same Kind of Different as Me by Ron Hall & Denver Moore, Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland & Through the Looking Glass by Lewis Carroll
Your Zombie Team:
First book: Pride and Prejudice
1. The first person to die
Mr. Collins — Well, at least we won’t have to hear about Lady Catherine anymore
2. The person you trip to get away from the zombies
Mr. Darcy — D: I’m so sorry.. I hope you survive the trip, though!
Second book: The Book Thief
3. The first person to turn into a zombie
Rudy — Nooooo whyyyyy noooooo
4. The person that trips YOU to get away from the zombies
Rudy — I take the above comment back
Third book: To Kill a Mockingbird
5. The idiot of the team
Jem — That’s too bad because he’s a sharp kid
6. The “brains” of the team
Mr. Tate — …. who is he? A schoolteacher?
Fourth book: Same Kind of Different as Me
7. The team’s medic
Denver — He’s been living on the streets for so long, I’m sure he can take care of all of us…
8. The weapons expert
Deborah — xD hahaha that’s funny.. the sweetest lady ever is the weapons expert
Fifth book: Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland…
9. The brawler
the White Rabbit — He better settle down before he turns into stew :P
10. The Team Captain
Alice — Oh boy. Not sure how I feel about that. Why can’t I be cap’n.
Femilit is a feminist book-review blog I’ve been working with for the past month. I edit all the reviews as well as post reviews that focus on the feminist merits of the books I’ve discussed here. If you like feminism, social justice, and reading, I’d recommend following us here
I’ve already uploaded an edited version of my The Bone Season review, and a Battle Royale one is on the way.