Monday, April 22, 2013

On My Bookish Mind

I know I have been really MIA lately, but I won't bore anyone with the details of my daily adventures. Instead, I'll bore tell you all about my recent bookish thoughts!

Spelling Is Hard
I recently finished reading Requiem by Lauren Oliver, and let me tell you, it has been a pain anytime I've tried to type out its title. Because "requiem" is a word I'm familiar with, and it conjures up images of pieces of music, but it is not something I can spell. I also have no idea what it has to do with the plot of the story, as I don't remember much music...

Ok, never mind. It's actually a mass for the dead (and its music). Which explains slightly more, but only slightly.

Anyway, this year I also plan to read another difficult to spell book: Alligiant. (I even looked on goodreads to see how that's spelled, as my spellchecker doesn't recognize it.) I'm excited for the last Divergent book, but how will I ever learn to type all that? Also, every time I see that word my mind wants to turn it into some form of the word alligator. Maybe it's just me.

That New Hunger Games Movie
Have you seen this trailer? Of course you have, but you can watch it again if you want.
It makes me excited.

The bookclub I'm a part of is reading Sweethearts by Sara Zarr this month. And you know how much I love that book. If you love it, too, or you live around Provo and want to join a bookclub, we'd love to have you! We're meeting this Saturday at The Cocoa Bean in Provo. You can email me if you'd like to know the time. 

Tuesday, April 2, 2013

Top Ten Tuesday: Book Crushes

Today's Top Ten Tuesday prompt is:

Top Ten Characters I Would Crush On If I Were Also A Fictional Character

So many choices! In no particular order:

1. Peeta from The Hunger Games.
He bakes, he sacrifices, he's just really, really dedicated. But, spoilers. But I still like him.

2. Cameron Quick from Sweethearts.
Oh, Cameron Quick. He's such a mess, but I liked him, too.

3. Augustus from The Fault in Our Stars.
Because he wants to make his life have meaning.

4. Gansey from The Raven Boys.
Because, adventure! But also possibly death. But, adventure!

5. Jack from the Everneath series.
Because spoilers.

6. Ron from the Harry Potter series.
Because he's goofy but very loyal.

7. Sean Kendrick from The Scorpio Races.

Because he's dedicated, and nice, and a little awkward.

8. Gideon Van Duessen from the Ruby Oliver series.
I know, he's not even the hero. But I always really liked Gideon.

9. Xander from the Matched series.
He's way more interesting than Ky.

10. Cricket from Lola and the Boy Next Door.
He's a little goofy, and a little awkward, but very sweet.

Can you tell I like the nice guys? Also, the slightly messed up ones?
Who would your top 10 be? Come play along at The Broke and the Bookish!