Tag: the hunger games

Pokémon Go Book Tag

Pokémon Go Book Tag

I know what you’re thinking. THIS TAG EXISTS? WHAT STROKE OF GENIUS? Right. Well this is all thanks to Aentee @ Read At Midnight. When Lindsey tagged me in this I FREAKED OUT. So obviously. I had to do it. Right away. It’s all about Harry Potter for me. I don’t necessarily want to sound like a cliché, but it’s the truth. I’ve talked before about how I hated reading as a kid and Harry Potter was the only exception. However, the series that really got me to full on book nerd mode was The Hunger Games. And I will always cherish it for that. […]

Posted August 9, 2016 by Debby in Memes / 2 Comments
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Monthly Wrap-Up: November 2015

Monthly Wrap-Up: November 2015

November 2015: more highs and lows November did not really change the iffy trend of October. Again there were good things – happy times at work, TWO biffle visits, reliving my anime and video game feels – but also bad. One of my uncles passed away, and though it was expected and I barely knew him, my mood spiraled. So I did miss two blog posts this month and I stayed off of social media quite a bit. Luckily, I am pretty well out of the funk by now. November Reads Books Read: Just Visiting by Dahlia Adler The Trouble with Destiny by Lauren Morrill […]

Posted December 1, 2015 by Debby in Monthly Wrap-Ups / 4 Comments
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Unpopular Opinions Tag

Unpopular Opinions Tag

I saw Christina (A Reader of Fictions) and Gillian (Writer of Wrongs) doing this last week, so obviously I considered myself tagged for reasons (mostly being that this looked like fun). This tag originated on Booktube, apparently, so I did not make it but I will gladly answer these questions! A popular book or series that you didn’t like Three tremendously popular series starters (probably *glares at AEitA*) that I didn’t care for one bit. The 5th Wave actually made an alien invasion boring and featured cardboard characters and creeeepy instalove. An Ember in the Ashes wasn’t actively terrible, but it was just meh all […]

Posted May 14, 2015 by Debby in Memes / 5 Comments
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I Read for Characters

I Read for Characters

If you’ve followed me for a while, you probably know about how I really wasn’t a reader growing up – in fact, I didn’t read much at all before 2012. So now that I’ve been reading steadily, truly a tremendous number of books per year in a wide variety of genres, I’ve been discovering some things about myself as a reader, the first and foremost being… I read for characters. Honestly, you can give me the most elaborate world building and creative story, but if the characters are flat and don’t have a personality, I will quickly lose interest. I’m delighted by complex characters, I […]

Posted March 13, 2015 by Debby in A Personal Note, Discussions / 15 Comments
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Top Ten Favorite Heroines From Books

Top Ten Favorite Heroines From Books

This is a meme from The Broke and the Bookish. For info about the topics and how to participate, click here. I thought for this list I would have a GINORMOUS list that would be super hard to trim down, but that actually isn’t the case! I focused mostly on sci-fi and fantasy series – because then there is actual world saving going on and such – and then the most sparkling personalities I could remember. (You’ll notice that I fall for the heroines with plenty of flaws.) Here’s what I came up with! from the Throne of Glass series by Sarah J. Maas Celaena is just […]

Posted February 24, 2015 by Debby in Memes, Top Ten Tuesdays / 18 Comments
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Sometimes I watch the movie/TV show first

Sometimes I watch the movie/TV show first

Among us hardcore readers, I know there is a bit of a stigma against people who watch the movie or TV show first. Well, I’m gonna just say it: sometimes I do. And I don’t feel like there’s anything wrong with that – and I wish the judgment would stop. Why watch first?! I’ve confessed before that I wasn’t a big reader growing up. Reading was just difficult for me. I got bored and distracted really easily. Even now that I do read more, classics and adult books can be really hard for me to get into – and so, watching a movie or TV […]

Posted December 17, 2014 by Debby in Columns / 13 Comments
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Ship-Defining Quotes – a.k.a. ASDFJKL; MY FEELS

Ship-Defining Quotes – a.k.a. ASDFJKL; MY FEELS

Shipping. Such a wonderful thing. Such a huge hobby of mine. Of course, there are a lot of different types of ships, which I’m planning on writing another discussion post about sometime soon, but today I wanted to focus on one shipping-aspect: when the whole of the ship can be defined by one quote. And any time you hear that quote, you melt. You are one big puddle of feels and you just can’t help it, but whatever, it’s worth it. This phenomenon happens when a spectacularly beautiful ship is complimented by beautiful writing and feeltastic plot moments. So it doesn’t happen ALL the time, […]

Posted December 12, 2014 by Debby in Discussions / 20 Comments
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Monthly Wrap-Up: November 2014

Monthly Wrap-Up: November 2014

November 2014: the month that I’m glad is finally over. Ugh. November, quite frankly, sucked. I don’t even want to think about it. Let’s just focus on the bookish highlights. November Reads Books Read: A Thousand Pieces of You by Claudia Gray Chasing Before by Lenore Appelhans Top Ten Clues You’re Clueless by Liz Czukas The Walled City by Ryan Graudin Finding It by Cora Carmack Seeking Her by Cora Carmack Keeping Her by Cora Carmack All Broke Down by Cora Carmack Venom by Fiona Paul We Should Hang Out Sometime by Josh Sundquist When Joss Met Matt by Ellie Cahill This Shattered World by […]

Posted December 1, 2014 by Debby in Monthly Wrap-Ups / 8 Comments
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