The A-Z Survey

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I saw Novel Sounds do this, which brought me to Perpetual Page-Turner. It was too cool for me to pass up!

Author you’ve read the most books from:

Cassandra Clare

Best Sequel Ever:

I’m torn between: Clockwork Prince and Crown of Midnight

Currently Reading:

Coldest Girl in Coldtown by Holly Black

Drink of Choice While Reading:

Tea, coffee, or ice cold water

E-reader or Physical Book?

Physical book all the way, but I do have an e-reader for eARCs

Fictional Character You Probably Would Have Actually Dated In High School:

Wishful thinking, mindless dreaming: William Herondale. Since I am very much like Tessa.

Glad You Gave This Book A Chance:

Some Quiet Place by Kelsey Sutton… I am so glad

Hidden Gem Book:

Poison Study by Maria V. Snyder

Important Moment in your Reading Life:

Hmm… does having dinner with Cassandra Clare count?

Just Finished:

Unbreakable by Kami Garcia

Kinds of Books You Won’t Read:

It’s not like I won’t ever get into these genres, I just won’t be reading from them anytime soon: not much of contemporary, steampunk (even though TID is my absolute favorite series FOREVER), adult, and erotica

Longest Book You’ve Read:

Clockwork Princess by Cassandra Clare

** easy way to find this out. Go to your Goodreads “read” list, don’t scroll down but where you are on the screen there will be this little tab on the bottom that lets you choose how you want to scroll or how many books you want display. There is also a sort option with a drop down and you can sort by page.

Major book hangover because of:

Crown of Midnight by Sarah J. Maas

Number of Bookcases You Own:

I don’t have any. All my books are scattered and stacked around the house.

One Book You Have Read Multiple Times:

Unravel Me by Tahereh Mafi

Preferred Place To Read:

Mostly the floor… then the bed or balcony. Or a nice bench at the park.

Quote that inspires you/gives you all the feels from a book you’ve read:

“I spent my life folded between the pages of books.
In the absence of human relationships I formed bonds with paper characters. I lived love and loss through stories threaded in history; I experienced adolescence by association. My world is one interwoven web of words, stringing limb to limb, bone to sinew, thoughts and images all together. I am a being comprised of letters, a character created by sentences, a figment of imagination formed through fiction.” – Tahereh Mafi, Shatter Me.

*This can be my biography

Reading Regret:

I regret not giving some books a chance, like Cinder, which I ended up loving.

Series You Started And Need To Finish(all books are out in series):

Vampire Academy by Richelle Mead

Three of your All-Time Favorite Books:

Clockwork Prince, Crown of Midnight and Unravel Me

Unapologetic Fangirl For:

Currently, Cristin Terrill “All Our Yesterdays”

Very Excited For This Release More Than All The Others:

Since Clockwork Princess is out, I’d say A Court of Thorns and Roses by Sarah J. Maas or The Dark Artifices series by Cassandra Clare

Worst Bookish Habit:

Book hoarding, eating & drinking while eating, and no matter how much I take care of my books as I read, there’s always that bend on the cover or tear at the spine.

X Marks The Spot: Start at the top left of your shelf and pick the 27th book:

No bookshelf but I’ll just count from the stacks: The Madman’s Daughter by Megan Shepherd

Your latest book purchase:

Poison Study by Maria V. Snyder

ZZZ-snatcher book (last book that kept you up WAY late):

Just last night, started reading Unbreakable by Kami Garcia from 3AM, ended up sleeping at 7AM and I’ve got 2 chapters left to read.

 

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Reading: Cinder [1]

I’m currently reading: CINDER by Marissa Meyer

DSC_0520YES YES YES! – fan-girlled so much at this part ❤

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Now that I’m halfway done, all I can think about is WHY did I put this book off for so long and YES I was right, she IS a Lunar. Now to find proof that she’s the long lost niece of Queen Levana…

but how can I forget, of course it’s always so nice to drink tea while reading and my choice of the day is: TAZO CALM

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What’s everybody reading lately? Any tea that goes with that? Let me know at the comments!

Review: SOME QUIET PLACE by Kelsey Sutton

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Hello Readers! It is my pleasure to share to you today about a brilliant book called, Some Quiet Place by Kelsey Sutton – courtesy of Flux Publishing and Netgalley – thank you for the DRC/e-ARC). Be sure to buy your copy of SOME QUIET PLACE on its release date: July 8, 2013!

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GoodReads summary:

I can’t weep. I can’t fear. I’ve grown talented at pretending.

Elizabeth Caldwell doesn’t feel emotions . . . she sees them. Longing, Shame, and Courage materialize around her classmates. Fury and Resentment appear in her dysfunctional home. They’ve all given up on Elizabeth because she doesn’t succumb to their touch. All, that is, save one—Fear. He’s intrigued by her, as desperate to understand the accident that changed Elizabeth’s life as she is herself.

Elizabeth and Fear both sense that the key to her past is hidden in the dream paintings she hides in the family barn. But a shadowy menace has begun to stalk her, and try as she might, Elizabeth can barely avoid the brutality of her life long enough to uncover the truth about herself. When it matters most, will she be able to rely on Fear to save her?

One day, I was “NetGalley shopping” and as I browse through several pages, I stop and see the cover of SOME QUIET PLACE. Captivated by the cover, I clicked the link and read the summary – off the bat, I knew I would love to read this book – I requested it, and luckily I was granted a review (digital) copy of SOME QUIET PLACE and as if I wasn’t already excited to read the book after seeing the cover and reading the summary, the first line on Chapter 1 is, “Fear is coming.” – personified emotions?! I LOVE IT. 

SOME QUIET PLACE is written in Elizabeth Caldwell’s POV and with the occasional dreams and flashback – which surprised me because I thought it would be more challenging (bordering seemingly impossible) to write in First Person because you’re preventing from showing the readers too much emotion or information from the character which leads to the challenging part because Elizabeth doesn’t feel anything. Not a thing… So what’s there to write? however, With the awesome plot concept involving no emotions from the main character, I should point out Sutton’s brilliance when it comes to plot building and creatively crafting (with a huge dose of originality) a world in which the heroine/protagonist is incapable of feeling anything AND staying consistent with this. Some Quiet Place is a thought provoking, heart pounding beautiful debut novel!

THOUGHT PROVOKING. Elizabeth Caldwell’s dad, Tim, gradually became abusive and drunk after Elizabeth Caldwell’s car accident when she was four years old – the frustration of Elizabeth not feeling anything drove her parents to madness. This tragic event did not kill Elizabeth, however, one would think it would be better if she died because when she woke up, she felt nothing – this being the big question of the book: what really happened to Elizabeth? why can’t the other emotions touch her? why can’t she feel? Every Emotion, but Fear, has given up on  solving the big Elizabeth mystery.This book is highly thought provoking – not only due to the unique and naturally thought provoking plot but because Sutton’s writing affects the readers: leaving us second guessing, on the edge and just anxious to read more and more. 

HEART POUNDING. The characters! Oh how I love thee. Elizabeth, Fear, Joshua, and all the other Emotions – love them all! Sutton kept consistent with the characters and their character traits throughout the novel and this being her debut novel only shows Sutton upcoming years of success. When I glanced over the book’s page on GoodReads, I was surprised to find that they did not include “romance” in the genre – which I, a hopeless romantic was saddened about and nearly drove me not to read the novel but my intrigue won over and GoodReads, you better organize  because this book is all romance! Fear’s determination to solve the big Elizabeth mystery and his consistency in being there for Elizabeth, Joshua Hayes’ devotion to Elizabeth and not to mention all the… physical interactions between characters! So all you romantics out there, I guarantee you, this has LOADS. Lastly, the simple (yet complex!) love triangle- I won’t say much on that but the  CONFUSION  I had undergone between the two boys that has consumed me all throughout reading and left my heart pounding like crazy (good way).

SOME QUIET PLACE is unlike any book you’ve ever read and trust me, you’re going to want to read this.

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P.S. The image above that says “Fear Me” / the featured image is how I imagine Fear – but with blue eyes! *_*

Introduction to ‘Bookmark’

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Hello, Readers! As promised on my previous post (Little Update!) I’ll be getting into detail and introduce to you this whole project called ‘Bookmark

As shown on the header above, those are two of my books that I’ve heavily ‘bookmarked’ (there’s a whole lot more books like that – but you get the idea). When I read a book, I tend to keep a small notebook with me to jot down pages or quotes I like, moments that made my heart race or something that I feel as if will help reveal the plot or understand the plot.

Here are some examples:

Here’s a quote I liked from THE ARCHIVED by Victoria Schwab (ARC Edition)

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and this swoon-giggles-AHH-HAHAHA scene from the UNBECOMING OF MARA DYER by Michelle Hodkin (if you look at the BOOKMARKS header, the hardbound copy is my Unbecoming of Mara Dyer copy, look how many post-it it has!)

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Now that you get the idea, I’ll have posts called ‘Bookmark: (insert book name, author here)‘ and basically what I had in mind is to share you all my favorite quotes, moments that made my heart leap, butterfly moments, some scenes that I didn’t like and I’ll be including the reasons as to why I liked/disliked that scene. I’m really excited about this because it’s that one post where I can fan girl and be totally unprofessional whereas when I write a review, I have to polish it and contain myself.

If I, for some reason, did not really have that much highlights on the book – that does not necessarily mean the book is less amazing than the next or the previous book. In that case, if I do have a few highlighted moments, instead of having it as a separate post, I’ll post it with the review.

My upcoming posts will be about CURRENT READS and an IN MY MAIL BOX! Awesome right? Let me know what you’re reading, or perhaps your thoughts about this ‘bookmark’ project. Until then, happy reading everyone!

Sincerely,

Michelle.