Showing posts with label Book Meme. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Book Meme. Show all posts

Wednesday, September 25, 2013

Literary Addicts Weekly Meme: Book Hangover? #LiteraryAddicts

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This week's theme is: What was your biggest "book hangover"?
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Hangovers can be the result of a great evening or a really crappy one. I am going to say that my biggest book hangover was the result of a great book. Magical Creations by Nicola E. Sheridan is one that I can think of. After finishing reading this book, all I could think of was getting more of Sheridan's work. I didn't want to pick up any other books for a while because I was worried about being disappointed with anything else I picked up. You can check out my review of this book at http://www.identitydiscovery.net/2012/02/wordy-wednesday-magical-creations.html.

What was your biggest "book hangover"?

Wednesday, September 18, 2013

Literary Addicts Weekly Meme: Best Book Movie#LiteraryAddicts

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This week's theme is: What is the best movie based on the book?
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This is a sore subject for a lot of hardcore book readers. Most of the time when a book is turned into a movie, a lot of cuts are made to the story. Sometimes that is very understandable because the movie would be five hours long if they tried to put everything into it. When they actually change the story itself, we get mad. But what movie do I think fit the book the best? Right now the only ones I can think of are from the Harry Potter series. I think that most of those movies were pretty accurately based on the books. Thee very last book in the series was extremely long, so they made two movies. I was extremely happy when they did that (other than having to wait longer for the completion of the story).

What is the best movie based on the book?

Wednesday, September 11, 2013

Literary Addicts Weekly Meme: Hated HS Reads #LiteraryAddicts

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This week's theme is: What book were you required to read in school that you absolutely hated?
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This is so easy for me. I actually have a few books that I hated in high school, but there are two that stand out above the rest: The Scarlet Letter and Of Mice and Men.

The Scarlet Letter
The Scarlet Letter was a required read in ninth grade for me. While I am a Catholic now, at that time I was pretty dead set against religion. I realize that this book is a classic and it is supposed to help teach about tolerance and certain writing elements, but I could not get past the religious portion of this book. I hated it so much that I complained to the principal about the separation of church and state. I felt that this book violated having religion in the public schools. Looking back on it, I now know that it wasn't the book that was violating this, it was my teacher. She felt that the religion could not be separated from the story, which really is true, and turned every discussion into some kind of religious sermon practically. She referenced the bible in class and had us relate it to what was happening in the story. I hated every minute of it. I have considered rereading the book now that I am older, but I still think that I would hate it.

Of Mice and Men
The second book I hated...I had to read this one my senior year in preparations for the AP English test. We had so many books to read that year that I stopped looking over the book blurbs before cracking it open by the time we got to this one. I really wish I had. I needed a warning about the content of this book. I have a handicapped brother, one that I will always have in my life. Someday he will be my responsibility, much like the brothers in this story. Now, when I read it, my brother wasn't all that different from the handicapped on in this story. Thankfully he is a lot different now. Anyway...When I read the book, I felt like my heart was ripped in two. The non-handicapped brother was put in an absolutely impossible situation where he had to kill his brother in order to keep an angry mob from killing them both. It was painful and terrible for me to even consider being put in that awful situation. I would have taken my brother and ran. When we got caught, I would stand there and fight for him until I was dead. When I finished this book, I walked into the classroom and threw it at the chalkboard next to my teacher. I screamed at her for not warning me, because she knew my brother. She had felt that we would have some great classroom discussions/debates because of my personal situation. Instead, I refused to talk through the entire segment about this book. My grades may have taken a bit of a hit, but I at least warned my teacher unlike she did to me.

What book were you required to read in school that you absolutely hated?

Wednesday, September 4, 2013

Literary Addicts Weekly Meme: Take a Vacation with a Book Character #LiteraryAddicts

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This week's theme is: What book character would you most like to go on vacation with? Where would you go?
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The Guardian Trilogy 1The Guardian Trilogy 2 The Guardian Trilogy 3

Hmm...I think I would want to take a vacation with Femi from Liz Schulte's The Guardian Trilogy. Femi is a crazy cat who likes to drive fast, drink, and have a good time. She is very loyal to her friends, so when we get into trouble, I know sh would stay by my side as well as help us get out of trouble. You might ask yourself why I would pick a female instead of some amazing male character. Well I already have an amazing husband that I love to death. I wouldn't want to risk our relationship for any fictional character. So Femi it is!

What book character would you most like to go on vacation with? Where would you go?

Wednesday, August 28, 2013

Literary Addicts Weekly Meme: Best Book Club Book #LiteraryAddicts

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This week's theme is: What book would be the BEST book club choice? Why?
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I have never been a part of a book club. I have visions that they are groups of women reading books that involve hot men for them to drool over. Either that or they sit around reading the classics and have super intellectual conversations. I really don't know what they would read, but I would recommend reading Eragon. There's a lot there to discuss and there are four books in the series. There's even a movie from the first book that they could watch and compare to the book. I found it to be an exciting read and it sparked my imagination.

Tell me what a book club is really like and am I far off on my thoughts!

What book would be the BEST book club choice? Why?

Wednesday, August 21, 2013

Literary Addicts Weekly Meme: Which book villain do you just love to hate? #LiteraryAddicts

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This week's theme is: Which book villain do you just love to hate?
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It's really hard to say what villain I love to hate. I tend to forget about the villains once I have finished reading the book because I get so absorbed in the characters that I love. I guess I would say Valdemort from the Harry Potter series. I hated him for all the things that he did through out the story, but I loved having him around. There would not have been a series without Valdemort and I loved that series. So I guess I love to hate him.

Which book villain do you just love to hate?

Wednesday, August 14, 2013

Literary Addicts Weekly Meme: Favorite Book Cover #LiteraryAddicts

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This week's theme is: Post a picture of your favorite book cover
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I am going to be selfish and say that my favorite book cover is my own! Imperfection by Phaedra Seabolt =)

Imperfection

What is your favorite book cover?

Wednesday, August 7, 2013

Literary Addicts Weekly Meme: Change the Ending on a Book? #LiteraryAddicts

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This week's theme is: What book would you like to change the ending? How would you change it?
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If I could change the ending of a book it would be Alpha by Rachel Vincent. I wouldn't change the entire ending, just one little piece. You see in the sixth and final book in the Werecat Series, you spend the entire book wondering which amazing man Faythe will end up with, Marc or Jace. Marc is the werecat that has been groomed to be the alpha male of her pride, i.e. groomed to be her husband one day by her father. Jace has been a loyal member of the pride and great friend to her brothers, but has finally admitted to being in love with Faythe. After the two of them get really drunk and fall into each other's arms, Faythe has to decide which one she wants to be with, all while trying to avenge her brother's death and destroy the council. Well it is definitely going to ruin the ending for you, but she ends up with Marc. I really really wanted her to end up with Jace. I just think that the man crazy in love with you for years, patiently waiting for you to notice him, deserves to get the girl rather than the one daddy picked. Jace was also sexier in my opinion.

What book would you like to change the ending? How would you change it?

Wednesday, July 10, 2013

Literary Addicts Weekly Meme: Faiytales #LiteraryAddicts

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This week's theme is: What is your favorite fairytale?
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When talking about fairytales, I always have to think about whether I want to consider just the fairytales we show our kids these days or how they were originally written, as horror stories. Originally they were written as stories to keep your children from doing things you didn't want them to do, like wander off in the woods alone like Hansel and Gretel. I prefer the ones that we read and watch in the modern age. I am not a big fan of horror stories; they give me nightmares. That said, what is my favorite story? Hmm...That is really hard to answer. I think perhaps it is the Little Mermaid. Yes I mean the version Disney made. I love the idea of someone being so in love with someone else that they are willing to give up their prized possession, as well as a part of their very being, in order to be with that person. That's how I think love should be.

Here's what Wikipedia has to say about the original story, which I still find wonderful.

The Little Mermaid dwells in an underwater kingdom with her father (the sea king or mer-king), her grandmother, and her five sisters. Her five sisters are each born one year apart. When a mermaid turns 15, she is permitted to swim to the surface to watch the world above, and when the sisters become old enough, each of them visits the upper world every year. As each of them returns, the Little Mermaid listens longingly to their various descriptions of the surface and of human beings.

When the Little Mermaid's turn comes, she rises up to the surface, sees a ship with a handsome prince, and falls in love with him from a distance. A great storm hits, and the Little Mermaid saves the prince from nearly drowning. She delivers him unconscious to the shore near a temple. Here she waits until a young girl from the temple finds him. The prince never sees the Little Mermaid.

The Little Mermaid asks her grandmother if humans can live forever if they could breathe under water. The grandmother explains that humans have a much shorter lifespan than merfolks' 300 years, but that when mermaids die they turn to sea foam and cease to exist, while humans have an eternal soul that lives on in Heaven. The Little Mermaid, longing for the prince and an eternal soul, eventually visits the Sea Witch, who sells her a potion that gives her legs in exchange for her tongue (as the Little Mermaid has the most enchanting voice in the world). The Sea Witch warns, however, that once she becomes a human, she will never be able to return to the sea. Drinking the potion will make her feel as if a sword is being passed through her, yet when she recovers she will have two beautiful legs, and will be able to dance like no human has ever danced before. However, it will constantly feel like she is walking on sharp swords hard enough to make her feet bleed most terribly. In addition, she will only obtain a soul if she finds true love's kiss and if the prince loves her and marries her, for then a part of his soul will flow into her. Otherwise, at dawn on the first day after he marries another woman, the Little Mermaid will die brokenhearted and disintegrate into sea foam.

The Little Mermaid drinks the potion and meets the prince, who is mesmerised by her beauty and grace even though she is mute. Most of all he likes to see her dance, and she dances for him despite her suffering excruciating pain. When the prince's father orders his son to marry the neighboring king's daughter, the prince tells the Little Mermaid he will not because he does not love the princess. He goes on to say he can only love the young woman from the temple, who he believes rescued him. It turns out that the princess is the temple girl, who had been sent to the temple to be educated. The prince loves her, and the wedding is announced.

The prince and princess marry, and the Little Mermaid's heart breaks. She thinks of all that she has given up and of all the pain she has suffered. She despairs, thinking of the death that awaits her, but before dawn, her sisters bring her a knife that the Sea Witch has given them in exchange for their long hair. If the Little Mermaid slays the prince with the knife and lets his blood drip on her feet, she will become a mermaid again, all her suffering will end, and she will live out her full life.

However the Little Mermaid cannot bring herself to kill the sleeping prince lying with his bride, and she throws herself into the sea as dawn breaks. Her body dissolves into foam, but instead of ceasing to exist, she feels the sun; she has turned into a spirit, a daughter of the air. The other daughters tell her she has become like them because she strove with all her heart to obtain an immortal soul. She will earn her own soul by doing good deeds and she will eventually rise up into the kingdom of God.
~ http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Little_Mermaid

What is your favorite fairytale?

Wednesday, May 15, 2013

Literary Addicts Weekly Meme: Your favorite literary love triangle #LiteraryAddicts

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This week's theme is: Your favorite literary love triangle.
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Mine would have to be from Lola James's Fate series. Her main character Antonia (or Toni) is essentially immortal. She's been being hidden (without her knowledge) from the Greek God Hades. The two of them had been in love, but her father didn't feel that it was a good thing. Part of that had to do with Hades being married to Persephone. Every few years, Toni would have a new identity created for her, as well as her looks completely changed and her memory altered. If Hades ever got close to finding her, she would be moved and changed. However, in this lifetime, she falls in love with a vampire instead of the werewolf that was also bound to her to protect her for all eternity. By the end of the second book in the series, Toni has her memories back. She's been returned to the arms of Hades, but also still loves Ben, the vampire. She literally sleeps with both of them one right after the other before they tell her that she has to choose one of them. I enjoyed how this played out.

What was your favorite love triangle?

Wednesday, May 8, 2013

Literary Addicts Weekly Meme: Werewolves vs Vampire #LiteraryAddicts

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This week's theme is: Werewolves vs Vampire. Which would you choose and why?
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I am all about werewolves! I LOVE LOVE LOVE them! My books are about werewolves, and I will always pick up a werewolf book over a vampire book. I do read about vampires. I enjoy them as well most of the time. There's just something about them being big, broad shouldered, muscular that isn't the lean runner's musculature, warm blooded, and fiercely loyal. Yeah, that's why I love them.

So are you Team Vampire or Team Werewolf?

Wednesday, May 1, 2013

Literary Addicts Weekly Meme: Best supporting characters in a book #LiteraryAddicts

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This week's theme is: Best supporting character(s) in a book
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I absolutely loved Jace from the Shifter series by Rachel Vincent. Faythe Sanders is the main character in the series. She's a female werecat, which there are very few, who is destined to be the leader of her Pride. She has been groomed her whole life to take her father's place, as well as to marry Marc Ramos. Her father was grooming him as well in case the other Prides wouldn't accept Faythe as their leader since only men lead. Jace is a very good friend to Faythe and madly in love with her. He is always there for her, always dependable. She gives him a chance to win her heart, and I spent the entire time rooting for him. His love seemed more genuine than Marc's which felt possessive. That is who I pick.

Who do you think were the best supporting characters in a book?

Wednesday, April 24, 2013

Literary Addicts Weekly Meme:Book Playlists #LiteraryAddicts

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Book playlists (pick a song list). Authors are famous for using music as inspiration. What would yours be?
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Well I am currently writing my second book and only recently started listening to music while writing. I did it to drown out the noise around me and to help me focus. Right now, my playlist is from Pandora based on the group Smash Mouth. I really enjoy their music for pretty much everything. While painting my house, I listened to this stations and "liked" enough songs that it has an unlimited choices for me.

Good Riddance (Time Of Your Life) by Green Day
The Remedy (I Won't Worry) by Jason Mraz
Fly by Sugar Ray
I'll Be by Edwin McCain
I'm A Believer by Smash Mouth
Jumper by Third Eye Blind
There She Goes by The La's
Run-around by Blues Traveler
Push by Matchbox Twenty
Closing Time by Semisonic
Iris by The Goo Goo Dolls
Walkin' On The Sun by Smash Mouth
Roll To Me by Del Amitri
When I Come Around by Green Day
Semi-Charmed Life by Third Eye Blind
Stacy's Mom by Fountains Of Wayne
Hang On by Smash Mouth
Then The Morning Comes by Smash Mouth

What is your Book Playlist?

Wednesday, April 17, 2013

Literary Addicts Weekly Meme: Your Book Hoard #LiteraryAddicts

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The theme of this week is Favorite New Book Cover.
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Oberon Design


My bookshelf is found in my Kindle Fire HD. I have an actual bookshelf with paperbacks, but our house is for sale. That means that most of my actual books are in boxes. I didn't think a picture of my dark attic would be of much use. =P However, my kindle has hundreds of books on it. If you are interested, the cover I have on my kindle is handcrafted leather from Oberon Design.

What book cover do you love?

Wednesday, April 10, 2013

Literary Addicts Weekly Meme: What are you reading? #LiteraryAddicts

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The theme of this week is "What Character would you be? Share yours!"
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If I could be a Character, I would be...Hmm...Wow that is hard. So many characters have so many bad things happen to them that I am unsure I could survive like they did. I think though that if I had to pick, and I do ;), it would be between Darcy from the Mystic Wolves Series by Belinda Boring and Anna Avery from Taming the Wolf by Stephanie Nelson. I loved both of those books and I would definitely want to be a werewolf. I also have definitely wanted to be involved with Mason (Mystic Wolves) or Adam (Taming the Wolf). Ok! You caught me. I ended up picking these two based on my desire to be with the men in their lives. Maybe I can handle all the crazy stuff they go through, but I know for a fact that I could only replace a character whom I thought I could put up with their man for eternity.
Mystic WolvesTaming the Wolf
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What Character would you be? Share yours!

Wednesday, April 3, 2013

Literary Addicts Weekly Meme: Bookly #LiteraryAddicts

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The theme of this week is Bookly!
Post a picture of your favorite quote about books or favorite picture about books.
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Here's a quote that I love. I think it is funny, but also so true.

“Be careful about reading health books. You may die of a misprint.”
― Mark Twain


Share with me your favorite quote or image about books. You can even give me a link.

Wednesday, March 27, 2013

Literary Addicts Weekly Meme: Author Autographs #LiteraryAddicts

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The theme of this week is Author Autographs.
If you could get five author autographs, who would you choose?
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Your turn! Tell me who you would choose!



Wednesday, March 20, 2013

Literary Addicts Weekly Meme: Stalker Day #LiteraryAddicts

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The theme of this week is Stalker Day!
We all have authors we love and wait oh so patiently (or not) for their newest releases. We find ourselves checking their Facebook pages, blogs, twitter accounts, and professional websites to find release dates or snippets of the stories themselves.
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What author are you currently stalking?

Wednesday, March 13, 2013

Literary Addicts Weekly Meme: Favorite Genre #LiteraryAddicts #Paranormal #Romance

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The theme of this week is favorite genre.
What is your first choice of genre when you are browsing for books? Romance? History? Paranormal?
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Book Meme 1
Borrowed from http://www.patriciabriggs.com
Book Meme 2
Borrowed from http://www.stephanie-nelson.com/
Book Meme 3
Borrowed from http://www.lkrigel.com
Book Meme 4
Borrowed from http://www.cg-powell.com
Book Meme 5
Borrowed from http://www.carrievaughn.com
Book Meme 6
Borrowed from http://rachelvincent.com
Book Meme 7
Borrowed from http://www.shadowstephens.com
Book meme 8
Borrowed from http://www.lizschulte.com

Do the book covers above give you any indication of what my favorite genre might be? Here's a hint. They have werewolves, witches, vampires, Fae, Skinwalkers...If you said Paranormal, you are correct! You're probably thinking, "Well duh." If you have been following my reviews then you know that I tend to read more paranormal than anything else. I certainly enjoy a good romance as well. Some of the books pictured above have some serious romance involved. These are all authors I have read and enjoyed.

There is just something about the unknown and seemingly impossible that makes my heart going pitter-patter. I love thinking that there is something else out there instead of the ordinary. I choose to think that maybe it is possible for paranormal creatures to exist. If it weren't possible, why would they exist in so many forms of writing and date back hundreds of years? Maybe they all stem from people hallucinating or being insane, but perhaps they really do exist and have mastered the art of hiding. We live in a world where so much is 24 hours that someone can be nocturnal and still survive. People get jobs where they have 12 vacations days given to them upon signing their contracts which makes it easy enough to take the days/nights of the full moon off. It's possible, right?

It's that line of thinking that draws me into this genre. A world where anything is possible. A world where you can be perfect and completely flawed yet still find your one true love. It's mystery, romance, action, suspense, science fiction, and thriller all rolled into one genre. Really that means that I love them all, but this one is so fulfilling that I don't need much else.

What's your favorite genre to read and why?



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