Book Traveling Thursdays Mar. 31st – All of Us Have Read Classics

BTT Mar 31

Hello everyone!

I am back with Book Traveling Thursdays! This is a weekly meme created by Danielle at Danielle’s Book Blog and Catia at TheGirlWhoReadTooMuch. You can find all of the information you’ll need to participate on the Goodreads page.

This week’s topic “All of us have read Classics at some point of our life. Choose your favorite Classic.” I’ve only ever read the classics that they force on you in school but I’ve always been that person to complete all my reading assignments for class so I always found myself mostly enjoying them. But there is only one classic that I’ve read that I absolutely adore with my whole heart.

SO let’s get started!

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T5W Mar. 30th – Least Favorite Book in Favorite Series

T5W Mar 30

Hello everyone!

You might’ve noticed that I’ve been a little lost these last few days. If you haven’t notice, ouch. But I totally was going to post every day this week like I’ve been doing most of this year but I am currently studying for a HUGE exam that I need to take to be able to get into university so I’m studying a lot and didn’t want to spend studying time blogging away for hours.

So I changed around my schedule and took some things off and kept just the bare minimum for this week meaning my memes, an ARC review, this month’s wrap up and next one’s TBR. Those are the things you can expect this week.

Today is Wednesday which means it’s Top 5 Wednesday time! Top 5 Wednesday was created by Lainey from gingerreadslainey (YouTube, Goodreads) and if you would like to join, here is the link for the Goodreads group with all the information.

This week’s topic is Top 5 Least Favorite Books from your Favorite Series. THIS WAS SO HARD! I have a lot of favorite series, but I haven’t finished a lot of those favorite series. So I can’t bring myself to pick one book that’s my least favorite from those. So I check my finished series and I’m telling you it was agony to pick the least favorite! It hurts my heart.

SO let’s get started!

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Sara 101: How I Organize Myself (And My Blog)

Sara 101 How I Organize Myself

Hello everyone!

Look at me shelving out all these new features and memes! I am here today to introduce another new feature on my blog. It’s called Sara 101 and it’s basically about me and anything and everything that I could want to share about my personal life.

I’ve talked about my slight OCD self and that I am crazy organized when it comes to my life, so I decided that the best first post for Sara 101 would be to talk about the way I keep myself organized and prepared to do schedule all my blog posts during the weekends.

SO let’s get started!

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Freadom Recs: New Adult

Freadom Recs New Adult

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Today I am introducing a new feature to my blog. It’s called Freadom Recs (yep, totally stole it from my discussion feature’s name) and this is the feature where I will be sharing my recommendations for books based on a theme or a topic.

I’ve always wanted to recommend books to other people and I’ve had people ask me a few times but I didn’t feel like I could really say anything that no one else hadn’t already recommended before and that wasn’t what I wanted to do. I want to be able to recommend books that are less known, less read by the masses and hopefully turn people onto a new genre or author.

This week I am going to be recommending some New Adult Contemporary series and books. This genre is one of my recent favorites and while I’ve had some problems with it (and still have more to explore), I feel like I can now share some of the books that have sold it for me.

SO let’s get started!

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Potter Challenge: Get Yourself Sorted

Potter Challenge Get Yourself Sorted

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I am here today to share a very special post!

In the beginning of January, I talked about the reading challenges I was going to be participating in and one of them was a personal one called the Potter Challenge. I challenged myself to read one book a month of the Harry Potter series by J.K. Rowling until I finished, so I could finally mark it as done! My friend Aldii @ PerfectioninBooks joined me and last month we got ourselves together and sorted out and started with the first book Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone.

In this post, I’ll be sharing a mini review with my thoughts on that book, my Hogwarts house and the kind of merch that I want to buy like NOW, as well as a special announcement.

SO let’s get started!

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Throwback Thursday #1

Throwback Thursday #1

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This week is just full of little changes huh? I could not for the life of me think of a book to fit this week’s Book Traveling Thursday so I decided to take advantage of the internet and make a world wide meme into an original book blogging meme!

Throwback Thursday is a weekly meme all over the world in which people share old photos of amazing moments in their lives. So I adjusted it to share a book that I’ve read more than 2 years ago and talk a little bit my thoughts on it.

SO let’s get started!

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Waiting on Wednesday #4

Waiting on Wednesday #4

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As most of you know whenever I am saddened by a topic on Top 5 Wednesday that I cannot contribute in, I cheer myself up by doing a Waiting on Wednesday post about a new release I’m excited for. Since this week’s topic is books you DNF and I have a total number of 0, it seemed fitting to change memes for the week.

Waiting on Wednesday is a weekly meme hosted by Jill @ Breaking the Spine spotlighting upcoming releases.

SO let’s get started!

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The Random Tag

The Random Tag

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Yep, it’s that time of the week again where I share my answer to ANOTHER tag someone tagged me in. It’s your favorite day of the week isn’t it? My lovely friend, Melanie @ Melanie Noell Bernard tagged me to do this so thank you so much!

This lovely girl is currently in Japan having the time of her life I’m sure so in her honor and because of the fact that I miss our comment chats like crazy, I figured it’s time to do this tag.

SO let’s get started!

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Book Review – The Girl in the Steel Corset by Kady Cross

Book Review - The Girl in the Steel Corset

The Girl in the Steel Corset Cover

The Girl in the Steel Corset (Steampunk Chronicles #1)

Author: Kady Cross

Publication: June 1st, 2011

Publisher: Harlequin Teen

Format: eBook, 480 pages

Genre: Young Adult, Steampunk, Historical Fiction

Read: February 2016

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3 and a half Stars

Synopsis
In 1897 England, sixteen-year-old Finley Jayne has no one…except the “thing” inside her.
When a young lord tries to take advantage of Finley, she fights back. And wins. But no normal Victorian girl has a darker side that makes her capable of knocking out a full-grown man….
Only Griffin King sees the magical darkness inside her that says she’s special, says she’s one of “them.” The orphaned duke takes her in against the wishes of his band of misfits: Emily, who has her own abilities and an unrequited love for Sam, who is part robot; and Jasper, an American cowboy with a secret.
Griffin’s investigating a criminal called The Machinist, the mastermind behind several recent crimes by automatons. Finley thinks she can help–and finally be a part of something, finally fit in.
But The Machinist wants to tear Griff’s company of strays apart, and it isn’t long before trust is tested on all sides. At least Finley knows whose side she’s on–even if no one believes her.

Critically

Plot – 4 out of 5 stars
It had a really slow start but it had an impact anyway. It was really intricate and there were a lot of different things going on at the same time. There was action and science and mystery. I really enjoyed the paranormal aspects as well as the steampunk gadgets and contraptions which were interesting but not overly complicated. My one problem is that it was predictable, I figured at the villain really quickly.

Writing Style – 3 out of 5 stars
This is kind of the let down of the book for me. It was really dense and verbose and while I liked that it fit the time period of the book, it made the plot feel dragged and slow and it took me longer to finish reading it than I would’ve liked. It was very detailed and intricate. There were a few POV’s as well with no real rhyme or reason but they were all interesting though.

Characters – 4 out of 5 stars
I really enjoyed the majority of the characters. They were all different and special in their own way, in their abilities and in their part of the group they worn, a little itty bitty tiny bit like the X-Men but I felt like they could’ve been explored more than they were. The entire cast are main characters but the focus in this particular book is Finley who is very peculiar. She has very distinct sides to her personality. There’s moment when she’s really shy and sweet, more like a proper young lady of her time would be. And then there are other times when she is kick ass and fiesty and sometimes even a little bit dangerous. I found that really interesting and intriguing, the huge contrast in her personality was something unique to me. But I wish it could’ve been developed and explored a lot more before we saw a change in that aspect. As is usual in Young Adult books there are two main love interests for the main character. And they could not be more different when compared to each other. One of them is sweet and protective and very prim and proper. He’s your perpetual good guy who just wants the best for you but with a little spice in the form of a jealous streak which I found refreshing to his character trope. The other is the complete opposite, the kind of guy you go to when you want something illegal done. He’s mysterious and dark and dangerous but at the same time, protective and sweet to the main character. While he’s considered the bad guy in this situation, he does have redeeming qualities that I was intrigued by. This is probably one of the only books where I would have been okay with a long, drawn out love triangle but the author didn’t take advantage of that potential.

Emotionally

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The Book Love Tag

The Book Love Tag

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I know, I know. You’re probably getting tired of these. Too bad because I have a lot more where this one came from. My friend Anette @ Anette Reads tagged me to do her original tag which she created for Valentine’s Day and I’m doing it in mid March because I suck. Either way, thanks so much for tagging me!

This is basically a lot of questions about book couples which I am going to slay because I am OTP obsessed.

SO let’s get started!

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