Saturday, December 26, 2015

Bookmas 2015!

Hey guys!

       Sorry this is kind of late, but I've been so busy with my Christmas festivities with my family. I meant to take a picture for the first day of Bookmas last night, but I managed to get distracted. I had to clean up my room from my Christmas with my family, so that I could go to bed. I'll have to post a Christmas Haul on the Instagram page sometime tonight or tomorrow morning.


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1 Bookmas Tree:
        (I'll post a picture on the Instagram account tonight or tomorrow (: )

2 Awful Endings: 
1. Allegiant by Veronica Roth- just ugh that ending...tears
2. Rhymes With Witches by Lauren Myracle - This book left off on a cliff                  hanger, and didn't have a sequel. Not only that, it was just a horrid book. 

3 Best Friends 
1. Harry, Ron, & Hermione from the Harry Potter series by J.K. Rowling
2. Agatha, Sophie, and Tedros from The School For Good & Evil trilogy by               Soman Chainani
3. Simon, Baz, and Agatha from Rainbow Rowell's stand-alone Carry On

4 Cozy Reads {post}
1. Fangirl by Rainbow Rowell
2. Harry Potter and the Sorceror's Stone by J.K. Rowling
3. Anna & the French Kiss by Stephanie Perkins
4. The Song of the Lioness quartet by Tamora Pierce

5 Hours of Crying
1. Girl Online by Zoe Sugg
2. The Fault In Our Stars by John Green
3. Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows by J.K. Rowling
3. The One by Kiera Cass
4. Little Women by Louisa May Alcott

6 Overhyped Releases
1. The 5th Wave by Rick Yancey
2. The Great Gatsby by F. Scott Fitzgerald
3. Wicked by Jamie Maguire
    ~ My mom told me I had to add this to my list, she's tried to read it,                      and I've tried to read it. I really want to like this book, because I                      adore the musical, but I cannot.
4. If I Stay by Gale Forman
    ~I read this book in 2014, right before the movie was released, and it               was kind of boring to me. I didn't enjoy it as much as everyone had                   said I would online. This book was just a disappointment to me.
5. Ruby Red by Kerstin Gier
    ~This book was just a huge disappointment.
6. Red Queen
    ~I really loved this book. I gave it a 4.5 star rating, but I felt like Epic                  Reads just hyped it up a bit too much. 

7 Fantastic Worlds
1. The Harry Potter world
2. The Gregor the Overlander world 
3. Narnia!
4. Carry On: The beautiful world that Rainbow created gave me all of the                   feels.
5. A Court Of Thorns & Roses: This fantastic world of faeries and magic... I               absolutely adore this book.
6. The Wrath & the Dawn: The setting of this book is so magnificent and                     lush, and the writing is so gorgeous. This is one of my favorite books                 ever.
7. Wonderland: Lewis Carrol may be a pedophile and a creep, but he sure                 knows how to write a cool world. His books are so cook-y, but so                       good.

8 Fantastic Classics
1. Little Women/Little Men: Probably my favorite classics, ever. I've read                   and reread these awesome books since I was maybe twelve, and I                     just continue to love them as I get older.
2. The Little Princess: I also read this when I was really young, and                       every time I reread this beautiful book, I just get all the feels that I got             when I was 12.
        3. Anne of Green Gables: This whole series by L.M. Montgomery is just so            perfect. I absolutely adore Anne's story, and I kind of relate to Anne.                My mom, sisters,  and grandmother always call me Anne when I get too            emotional or dramatic, and I think it's hilarious because I love Anne.
3. Phantom of the Opera: I read this book for the first time this year,                    because I got really into Andrew Lloyd Webber's musical...the book is                not really much like the musical, but I absolutely adore it..
4. Grimm's Fairy Tales: I just adore the Grimm fairy tales
5. Hans Christian Anderson's Fairy Tales: Hans Christian Anderson's tales              are so amazing. Words cannot describe how much I love these fairy                  tales.
6. The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn: I read this in school during my                   junior year, and I really loved it.
7. To Kill A Mockingbird: Probably my favorite classic that I had to read in               school. I really need to reread this...
8. The Chronicles of Narnia: I've loved this series since I've been really                little, and the movies are phenominal. If you haven't read any of the                  Narnia books, then you should definitely read them sometime.

9 Kick Ass Ladies {post}
I wrote a post about my favorite kick ass female characters in the beginning of my blogging career, and most of my favorite ladies are on this list,
but I've aquired some new favorites since then so here they are!
1. Alanna- from The Song of the Lioness quartet
2. Jacky- from the Bloody Jack chronicles
3. Sabrina & Daphne- from The Sisters Grimm series
4. Hermione- from the Harry Potter series
5. Sophie- from Howl's Moving Castle
6. Katsa- from the Graceling trilogy
7. Feyre- from ACOTR
8. Katniss- from the Hunger Game
9. Ismae from Grave Mercy

10 Book Boyfriends
I don't think I can explain coherently how much I love these characters.
These characters have the qualities that I love in a guy, and throughout the series or the book...I've fallen in love with them. I have a bad case of fictiophilia.
1. Puck from the Sisters Grimm
2. Harry Potter from the Harry Potter series
3. Howl from Howl's Moving Castle by Diana Wynne Jones
4. Peeta from The Hunger Games
5. Tamlin from A Court Of Thorns & Roses
6. Laurie from Little Women
7. Gilbert Blythe from Anne of Green Gables
8. Nico from The Heroes of Olympus
9. Finnick from The Hunger Games
10. Cedrick Diggory from the the Harry Potter series

11 Villians
These are just a few villians that I hate from a few of my favorite series and novels.
1. DOLORES UMBRIDGE!!! SHE IS THE WORST BY FAR!
2. Voldemort...'nuff said
3. The Red Hand from the Sisters Grimm series
4. The Sea Witch from The Little Mermaid
5. The Red Queen from Alice
6. Gaea from the Percy Jackson and Heroes of Olympus series.
7. The Preacher from the Bloody Jack series
8. Queen Levana from the Lunar Chronicles
9. The Eye of Sauron from the Lord Of The Rings
10. Huck Finn's dad from The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn
11. The Volturi from Twilight

12 Great BookTubers 
     I couldn't pick just 12, so here are my 14 favorite BookTubers...   
1. Sasha from abookutopia
2. Zoe from readbyzoe
3. Tasha from Tashapolis
4. Christine from polandbananaBOOKS
5. Jesse from jessethereader
6. Ben from benjimanoftomes
7. Maddie & Bee from heartfullofbooks
8. Whitney from WhittyNovels
9. Riley from Riley Marie
10. Ariel from Ariel Bissett
11. Kat from Katytastic
12. Regan from PeruseProject
          13. Danni from DanniDarling
           14. Hailey from Hails Hearts Nyc
       
Would love to link all of the books that I mentioned in this post, but you all are ccapable of looking them up on Google or the magical Goodreads. I've done some reviews for a few of these books, so you could also check that out . :D

I hope that all of my lovely readers are having a fantastic holiday season, and I hope that you all, no matter what you celebrate, are enjoying time with family and all who love you. Merry Christmas everyone! God bless!

Enjoy!
Happy reading!
Olivia

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