Thursday, November 06, 2014

Life According to a Bibliophile Introduction!

You know how people say you come up with the best ideas on a walk or in the shower? Well, I'm the weird one that comes up with things late at night (it's currently 2:30 am) and with music blasting (Taylor Swift's 1989 on repeat).

As you know (or don't know), I changed my blog name earlier this year to what it currently is. I really like the connotation behind the name because we all know that bookish people are vastly different from non-readers. SO I decided to turn my new blog name into a feature!
I don't like the look at the moment but I'm working on making something snazzier. For the moment, though, that image is going to have to do! Anyhoo, this is just the introduction to what this feature will be. Now, I don't know if this is going to be a weekly (probably not) or a monthly (probably) feature but I'm attempting to bring back lots of original features that I've created in the past!

For example, one of my posts will deal with going out to shop! Non-readers might go to the clothes sections or the food or the shoes but a bibliophile? The bibliophile always has to go to the books section. And often times if the section isn't as nice, the bibliophile might get very upset. OR if you go out to shop and don't go to a book store? That shopping trip is wholly incomplete!

So that's for the introduction! I should be having a few posts ready to go soon!

Tuesday, November 04, 2014

Top Ten Books I Want To Re-Read

Well this is something new, isn't it? I've written before why I stopped participating in memes and while I still stand by that post, I decided to give another go at memes. I always loved To Ten Tuesdays, hosted by The Broke and the Bookish and I want to come back to that! So here is my first official TTT comeback post! 

Top Ten Books I Want To Re-Read

Single Books I Want to Re-Read: 

1) Number the Stars by Lois Lowry: After the Boy and I went and saw The Giver movie, I was telling him about how much I loved this book as a child. Even though it is super short, this book is one of the saddest, most beautiful depictions of friendship I have ever read. I cry every time I've read it and I need to re-read it. 

2) The Giver by Lois Lowry After: I read it for the first time when I was in the third grade (no, I didn't read it as a required reading) and seeing the movie made me want to read it once again! Luckily the Boy actually gave me the absolutely beautiful quartet omnibus so I can't wait to dive back into this amazing book. 

3) And Then There Were None by Agatha Christie: I remember having to read this book for English class in the 9th grade and I was blown away by it. Even though I guessed who the killer was way before the ending (HA!), I still loved every minute of it. 

4) The Count of Monte Cristo by Alexandre Dumas: Another book I read in the 9th grade (this time for English II Honors but I digress) and I loved to pieces. My brother actually chose to read this for his 9th grade summer reading book and now I want to dive back in! 

5) Fire (Graceling Realm #2) by Kristin Cashore: While I loved Graceling and thought Bitterblue were okay, I fell helplessly in love with Fire (ahem, Brigan, ahem) (also, notice my notsoobvious self-promo) (or not). I don't have my copy with me at school, but oh how I wish I did! 

Series I Want to Re-Read:

Yes, I cheated a little. But I couldn't just pick ONE book from these series. THE WHOLE SERIES ARE JUST SO GOOD. 
6) The Mediator Series by Meg Cabot: One of my absolute favorites from middle school and because my roommate has been talking about Hispanic men who aren't real (some guy named Santos in Ugly Better), I can't help but think of Jesse from The Mediator series and his sexiness. I remember wishing he was real.

7) Jessica Darling Series by Megan McCafferty: A rather recent read for me but still wonderful. It's also an excuse to actually sit my butt down and write the reviews for these books (oops). And plus, I'm in college now and since certain books in this series

8) Vampire Academy by Richelle Mead: I blame Alexa and Rachel for this one. With their absolutely wonderful event The Vampire Academy Gala I kept wanting to read this series. I have yet to dive into Bloodlines JUST KIDDING I have read Bloodlines (are we not impressed with my self-promo skills?). I remember reading these books within days I was so addicted. I mean, lets be real, Dimitri and Adiren (don't make me choose. I WON'T CHOOSE BETWEEN THEM NOPE).

9) The Seven Realms by Cinda Williams Chima: This series, guys, is everything I could want from a high fantasy series. SO GOOD. All of the political intrigue, the romance, the drama, the actions, THE EVERYTHING.

10) Summer Trilogy by Jenny Han: This would not be a list made by me if it didn't feature at least one contemporary novel (and I got like eight SCORE). I wanted to make Sarah Dessen's books into a series (the Sarah Dessen Series fyi) (I am oh so original aren't I?) but I thought, nope, I should just choose an actual contemporary series. And honestly, this trilogy is the definition of summer books. But I like reading them whenever and right now, when it's so gross out? I want the reminder of summer.

What about you guys? What books do you want to re-read?