Saturday, August 29, 2015

Mid-Year Freak Out Book Tag!!

So, I haven't done a tag in a very long time, but Janie from Bookworms Buddy posted her tag video, and I thought this sounded like a fun tag to do! So, lets get it started:

1. Best Book you've read so far in 2015.
    The Wise Man's Fear by Patrick Rothfuss

2. Best sequel you've read so far in 2015.
    The Mime Order by Samantha Shannon.

3. New release you haven't read yet, but want to.
    Vision in Silver by Anne Bishop. Book three of The Others series.

4. Most anticipated release for the second half of the year.
    Insidious by Dawn Metcalf Book Three of the Twixt series.
    Carry On by Rainbow Rowell

5. Biggest disappointment.
    The Knife of Never Letting Go by Patrick Ness. I didn't hate it, but it didn't live up to the hype in my opinion.

6. Biggest surprise.
    Anne of Green Gables by L.M. Montgomery. I expected this book to be slightly impersonal for some strange reason. And was glad I was wrong.

7. Favorite new author. (Debut or new to you.)
    Sandy Hall. She just has a way to pull you in and make you feel like you are a part of the world she created.

8. New fictional crush.
    This book or character isn't new, but my crush for him is. So, don't laugh, but it is Snape. So dark and brooding, but he truly had so much love inside him.


9. Newest favorite character.
    Matthew Cuthbert from Green Gables. He was quiet and gentle and love Anne so fiercely. He was just a great man.

10. Book that made you cry.
      Ocean at the End of the Lane by Neil Gaiman. It was so endearing and emotional to me. It was   beautifully written.

11. Book that made you happy.
      A Little Something Different by Sandy Hall. It was a fun , entertaining love story that isn't the     typical cliche mushy read you tend to get with some love stories. I honestly found myself smiling       as I read.

12. Favorite book to film adaptation you saw this year.
      The Maze Runner by James Dashner. I read and loved the books a few years ago, and I think they did a great job bringing the books to life on the big screen.

13. Favorite review you've written this year. (Booktube version: favorite video.)
      I can't say I really have a favorite.

14. Most beautiful book you've bought so far. (Or received.)
      The Lord of the Rings by J.R.R Tolkien. It has a simple elegant look to it. It also has a suede like feel that really is nice.


15. What books do you need to read by the end of the year?
       I don't really have any books that I NEED to read. I don't put that kind of condition on my              reading. It takes away the fun of it all for me.

I hope you enjoyed this tag, if you want to do this tag, then feel free to answer any or all of the questions in the comments below! 

And please check out Jaine from Bookworms Buddy youtube channel HERE.   

                                                       Thanks for stopping by!


Tuesday, August 11, 2015

Harry Potter Series by J.K. Rowling

Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows (Harry Potter, #7)Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows by J.K. Rowling
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

I don't think to much that can be said, that hasn't already been said thousands of times over. However, I will just share my thoughts real quick to get it out of my system so I don't explode.

This is a wonderfully imaginative series, that will not be restricted to an age group, gender or race. It is a series that became an instant classic, that will stand along with such greats as Lord of the Rings.

The characters and the world feel so alive and are written in such a way that you can't help but feel something for each and every one of them. To care about what is happening to and around them. The depth in which J.K. Rowling went within this world is amazing, that one can't help but get lost in it.

I am sad that I finished the series, but oh man, what a thrilling and emotional ride it was. I can't wait to do it again!

Here are a few of my favorite quotes:

“Do not pity the dead, Harry. Pity the living, and, above all those who live without love.”

“We're all human, aren't we? Every human life is worth the same, and worth saving.”

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

“It matters not what someone is born, but what they grow to be.”

“The scar had not pained Harry for nineteen years. All was well.”