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Quote Corner #6: City of Bones

Happy last day of March, everyone! My goodness, time is just flying by, isn’t it?
For this week’s Quote Corner, I will be sharing some of my favourite quotes from the first book in The Mortal Instruments, City of Bones! My goodness, I miss that series!
Happy reading!! 🙂

“Is this the part where you start tearing off strips of your shirt to bind my wounds?”
“If you wanted me to rip my clothes off, you should have just asked.”

“It means ‘ShadowhuntersLooking Better in Black Than the Widows of our Enemies Since 1234.”

“I guessed,” he said, latching the door behind them. “It seemed like the most likely explanation.”
“You guessed? You must have been pretty sure, considering you could have killed me.”
He pressed a button in the wall, and the elevator lurched into action with a vibrating groan that she felt all through the bones in her feet. “I was ninety percent sure.”
“I see,” Clary said.
There must have been something in her voice, because he turned to look at her. Her hand cracked across his face, a slap that rocked him back on his heels. He put a hand to his cheek, more in surprise than pain. “What the hell was that for?”
The other ten percent,” she said, and they rode the rest of the way down to the street in silence.”

“Out of the corner of her eye she thought she saw Jace shoot her a look of white rage – but when she glanced at him, he looked as he always did: easy, confident, slightly bored.
“In future, Clarissa,” he said, “it might be wise to mention that you already have a man in your bed, to avoid such tedious situations.”
“You invited him into bed?” Simon demanded, looking shaken.
“Ridiculous, isn’t it?” said Jace. “We would never have all fit.”
“I didn’t invite him into bed,” Clary snapped. “We were just kissing.”
“Just kissing?” Jace’s tone mocked her with its false hurt. “How swiftly you dismiss our love.”

“Have you fallen in love with the wrong person yet?’
Jace said, “Unfortunately, Lady of the Haven, my one true love remains myself.”
…”At least,” she said, “you don’t have to worry about rejection, Jace Wayland.”
“Not necessarily. I turn myself down occasionally, just to keep it interesting.”

“Just because you call an electric eel a rubber duck doesn’t make it a rubber duck, does it? And God help the poor bastard who decides they want to take a bath with the duckie.”

“What are all these?” Clary asked.
“Vials of holy water, blessed knives, steel and silver blades,” Jace said, piling the weapons on the floor beside him, “electrum wire – not much use at the moment but it’s always good to have spares – silver bullets, charms of protetion, crucifixes, stars of David-”
“Jesus,” said Clary
“I doubt he’d fit.”
“Jace.” Clary was appalled.”

Yes, I know that I went a little bit overboard. And yes, I know that every single one of these are Jace quotes. And yes, each and every one of them makes me laugh so hard I can’t breathe (in fact, I’m still sitting here giggling). And yes, it took every ounce of willpower that I had to refrain from posting every single damn word that came out of his beautiful mouth. Because, yes, I have an unhealthy obsession with that boy. But can you blame me? He is too gosh darn funny for his own good.
This series holds so much nostalgia for me! It was one of the first YA series that I got into, and I read them all the summer before I started high school. It’s been almost five years since I read this book for the first time (so crazy!!!), and reading these quotes makes me want to reread it so badly!! I think I just might do it sometime soon. My life could definitely do with a little bit of Jace at the moment. When doesn’t it though, honestly?

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Magical Readathon 2020: TBR

Hello, hello, hello!! I hope you’ve all been enjoying your weekend so far! 🙂
I’m very excited to announce that I will participating in The Magical Readathon hosted by Book Roast for the first time! I’ve seen other people participate in the past and it looks like an absolute blast, so I’m excited to join in. The amount of work and effort that must have gone into this is incredible. It is very creative, well thought-out, and impressive.

I chose the career of a seer, which requires that I take Ancient Runes, Astronomy, and Divination. I also plan on getting my certification to operate locomotive trains (Hogwarts Express, here I come!), which requires Defence Against the Dark Arts as well as Muggle Studies. I’m not sure I will be able to make it through all of these books, but I am hoping to!!

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As usual, this TBR is very tentative because I am a mood reader, and despite the fact that I’m in the mood to read all of these books now, I probably won’t be in another five minutes. But without further ado, here are the books that I am considering reading this month to fulfill the prompts: Continue reading “Magical Readathon 2020: TBR”

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Review: Daughter of the Pirate King

Happy Friday, everyone!! I hope you all had a fantastic week!
Today I’m back with a review for Daughter of the Pirate King, a book that’s been on my radar for years, but I hadn’t had the opportunity to read until recently.
I hope you enjoy!! 🙂

Daughter of the Pirate King by Tricia Levenseller
Genre: Young Adult – Fantasy, Romance
Series: Daughter of the Pirate King #1
Pages: 311
Publication Date: February 2017
My Rating: 3.75 of 5 stars
Read March 2020

Goodreads Synopsis:
There will be plenty of time for me to beat him soundly once I’ve gotten what I came for.
Sent on a mission to retrieve an ancient hidden map—the key to a legendary treasure trove—seventeen-year-old pirate captain Alosa deliberately allows herself to be captured by her enemies, giving her the perfect opportunity to search their ship.
More than a match for the ruthless pirate crew, Alosa has only one thing standing between her and the map: her captor, the unexpectedly clever and unfairly attractive first mate, Riden. But not to worry, for Alosa has a few tricks up her sleeve, and no lone pirate can stop the Daughter of the Pirate King.

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Is Daughter of the Pirate King on your TBR? Have you read it already?
Did you think that it was worth the hype?
Were you able to predict any of the plot twists?
I’d love to discuss it in the comments down below!

As always, thank you so much for reading! I hope you have a wonderful day!
See you soon!! 😀

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Quote Corner #5: Harry Potter and The Philosopher’s Stone

Good afternoon and happy Wednesday! I hope you’ve all been doing well! 🙂
This week I decided to share a few of my favourite quotes from the first Harry Potter book because I think we could all do with a little bit of magic in our lives right now.
Happy reading!! 😉

It does not do to dwell on dreams and forget to live.

It takes a great deal of bravery to stand up to our enemies, but just as much to stand up to our friends.

“Harry – you’re a great wizard, you know.”
“I’m not as good as you,” said Harry, very embarrassed, as she let go of him.
“Me!” said Hermione. “Books! And cleverness! There are more important things – friendship and bravery and – oh Harry – be careful!”

“Fred, you next,” the plump woman said.
“I’m not Fred, I’m George,” said the boy. “Honestly, woman, you call yourself our mother? Can’t you tell I’m George?”
“Sorry, George, dear.”
“Only joking, I am Fred,” said the boy and off he went.”

Reading these quotes makes me want to reread the series so badly! I’ve read the series six or seven times (I think), but it’s been a good six years since I read them last. A reread is definitely needed! I was so young when I read them before and I’m really curious as to how my perspective has changed as I’ve gotten older.
I also really want to watch the movies again! I did a marathon with a few of my friends a couple of months ago, which was really fun! It took us two separate days to get through them all though. My boyfriend and I recently started watching them because he hadn’t seen them before. I was so excited to continue watching the series with him, but unfortunately, we had to put our marathon on hold due to corona virus. 😦 Hopefully we’ll be able to resume soon!! I’m also really excited to finish the series with him so that he will understand my Harry Potter references, hehe.

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Review: A Trick of the Light

Happy Monday, everyone! I hope you all had a great weekend! Now that all of my university classes have been moved to online, I have a little bit more free time, most of which I’ve been spending reading!!
Today I’m back with a review of my latest read, A Trick of the Light. Hope you enjoy! 😉

A Trick of the Light by Lois Metzger
Genre: Young Adult – Contemporary, Mental Illness
Pages: 189
Publication Date: 
My Rating: 4 of 5 stars
Read March 2020

Goodreads Synopsis:
Telling a story of a rarely recognized segment of eating disorder sufferers—young men—A Trick of the Light by Lois Metzger is a book for fans of the complex characters and emotional truths in Laurie Halse Anderson’s Wintergirls and Jay Asher’s Thirteen Reasons Why.
Mike Welles had everything under control. But that was before. Now things are rough at home, and they’re getting confusing at school. He’s losing his sense of direction, and he feels like he’s a mess. Then there’s a voice in his head. A friend, who’s trying to help him get control again. More than that—the voice can guide him to become faster and stronger than he was before, to rid his life of everything that’s holding him back. To figure out who he is again. If only Mike will listen.

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Have you read A Trick of the Light?
Have you ever seen any other books about a male character with an eating disorder?
What are your favourite books about mental illness?
I’d love to hear your thoughts in the comments down below!

Thanks so much for joing me today. I hope you all stay safe and healthy! Until next time! 🙂 ❤

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Review: I’ve Got Your Number

Good morning! I hope you’ve all been having a fantastic week! 
Today I’m back with a review for one of my first dives into the world of adult chick-lit romance. It was my first Sophie Kinsella novel, it may have also been my last – I’m not quite sure yet.
Hope you enjoy!

I’ve Got Your Number by Sophie Kinsella
Genre: Adult – Contemporary, Romance
Pages: 433
Publication Date: February 2012
My Rating: 3.5 of 5 stars
Read January 2020

Goodreads Synopsis:
I’ve lost it. 😦 The only thing in the world I wasn’t supposed to lose. My engagement ring. It’s been in Magnus’s family for three generations. And now the very same day his parents are coming, I’ve lost it. The very same day! Do not hyperventilate, Poppy. Stay positive 🙂 !!
Poppy Wyatt has never felt luckier. She is about to marry her ideal man, Magnus Tavish, but in one afternoon her “happily ever after” begins to fall apart. Not only has she lost her engagement ring in a hotel fire drill but in the panic that follows, her phone is stolen. As she paces shakily around the lobby, she spots an abandoned phone in a trash can. Finders keepers! Now she can leave a number for the hotel to contact her when they find her ring. Perfect!
Well, perfect except that the phone’s owner, businessman Sam Roxton, doesn’t agree. He wants his phone back and doesn’t appreciate Poppy reading his messages and wading into his personal life.
What ensues is a hilarious and unpredictable turn of events as Poppy and Sam increasingly upend each other’s lives through emails and text messages. As Poppy juggles wedding preparations, mysterious phone calls, and hiding her left hand from Magnus and his parents . . . she soon realizes that she is in for the biggest surprise of her life.

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Have you read I’ve Got Your Number? Which scene was your favourite?
Did you hate the scene with the Single Ladies song as much as I did? (please tell me I’m not the only one!)

Have your read any of Sophie Kinsella’s other books? Which ones would you recommend?

Thanks so much for reading! Hope to see you again soon!!
Have a lovely day! 🙂

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Quote Corner #4: Since You’ve Been Gone

Happy St. Patrick’s Day!! I hope you’re all doing well. All of my university classes are being moved to online within the next few days, which is kind of nerve wracking because I’m not too sure this is going to go smoothly, but fingers crossed! Hopefully St. Patrick’s Day will be bringing us all a lot of luck during this time!!
For today’s Quote Corner, I selected Since You’ve Been Gone for its green cover. (I like to be festive, hehe) Happy reading! 😉

This felt like the way you get nervous right before something exciting happens-the moment when you’re balanced on the top of the roller coaster, the hush before the surprise party, the second after the diving board but before the water, when you can close your eyes and imagine, for just a second, that you’re flying. The feeling that good things were coming, almost here, any moment now.

I don’t think you have to do something so big to be brave. And it’s the little things that are harder anyway.

I read this book soooo long ago, but I had a great time reading it! I really liked Morgan Matson’s writing style and I loved the cast of characters that we were introduced to! Additionally, I absolutely adored Emily and Frank’s playlists. It was such a cute and fun addition to the story!
If you’re in search of a cute and fun summery romance, I would recommend giving this one a shot. 

You can see my review of Since You’ve Been Gone here.

See my reviews of Morgan Matson’s other books:
Amy & Roger’s Epic Detour

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Quote Corner #3: Along For The Ride

Good morning! I hope you’ve all had a wonderful start to your day!
Today’s Quote Corner is starring Sarah Dessen’s Along for the Ride, a sweet and summery contemporary romance.

An ending was an ending. No matter how many pages of sentences and paragraphs of great stories led up to it, it would always have the last word.

It’s still a memory worth having, even if it’s not exactly what you imagined.

I figured the cool thing was that you could keep switching out the picture. Because you don’t want THE BEST OF TIMES to be just one thing, forever. You have to have a lot of the bests of times, each one topping the last. You know?

I would consider myself to be a pretty big fan of Sarah Dessen’s books, not only for the cute romances, interesting plot lines, and unique and well-developed characters, but most importantly for the phenomenal writing style. Every single time I read her work, I fall deeper in love with her writing. In my opinion, it’s a flawless balance between lyrical and realistic, always filled with countless quotes that I rush to record.
Although Along for the Ride is certainly not one of my favourites of her’s, I thoroughly enjoyed my time reading it. I found myself quite surprised by how much I related to the protagonist, Auden. I genuinely cannot remember the last time I’ve identified with a character so strongly. I also feel like I read this book at the perfect time in my life. It takes place the summer before Auden goes off to college, and I read it in the summer, about a month before I began my first semester of university. At that time, both Auden and I were on a quest of sorts to take in every opportunity, and experience everything that we had felt we had missed out on earlier in our lives for various reasons.
My favourite part of the book, however, would have to be the nightly midnight adventures that Auden and Eli went on together. I was, and still am, so insanely jealous that they were able to do that. As a total night owl, I would love nothing more than to do that with someone. I can hardly wait for the time in my life when I’ll be able to go out and do as many mundane tasks as I would please in the middle of the night. I am so in love with the way that the night gives everything an edge of excitement and thrill, but simultaneously has a quality of such serenity and magic. In love it, I love it, I LOVE IT.

You can see my review of Along for the Ride here.

See my reviews for Sarah Dessen’s other books:
Someone Like You
What Happened to Goodbye

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