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30 Day Book Challenge: Day 27-Favorite fiction book

I have finally decided to pick back up and finish my 30 Day Book Challenge! It’s been a while.

All of my followers know that I LOVE Tahereh Mafi and Shatter Me! My favorite fiction book is just my favorite book, since I’m not a huge non-fiction gal. Every time I read this book, I feel the language. Language is what speaks to me, that is why I can get into her beautiful metaphors! I also instantly fall for books that make me feel strong emotion(s), and man does this do it!

I am guessing some people MIGHT be tired of me talking about this book. Well, too bad. I won’t!

I have also posted about this book in my Library Awesomeness Haul No. 2!, 30 Day Book Challenge: Day 22- Book that contains your favorite scene, Book Review- Shatter Me. A lot, right? 🙂

I finished Garden Spells by Sarah Addison Allen last night, so a review is coming soon!

Olivia

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30 Day Book Challenge: Day 24- Book that contains your favorite scene

I’m going to do a review on this book soon, I finished it a few days ago. WOW! This book is fantastic! I am going to add it to my Favorites list as soon as I finish this!

My favorite scene in this book happens to be a spoiler for anyone who hasn’t read it, so if you haven’t read this yet or plan to, STOP HERE! 🙂

“Then why are you here?’ I whisper, broken, dying in his arms. “Why…” 1, 2 attempts at inhalation. “Why are you touching me?”

“Because I can.” He almost cracks a smile and I almost sprout a pair of wings. “I already have.”

“What?” I blink, suddenly sobered. “What do you mean?”

“That first night in the cell,” he sighs. He looks down. “You were screaming in your sleep.”

I wait.

I wait.

I wait forever.

“I touched your face.” He speaks into the shape of my ear. “Your hand. I brushed the length of your arm…” He pulls back and his eyes rest at my shoulder, trail down to my elbow, land on my wrist. I’m suspended in disbelief. “I didn’t know how to wake you up. You wouldn’t wake up. SO I sat back and watched you. I waited for you to stop screaming.”

“That’s. Not. Possible.” 3 words are all I manage.

But his hands become arms around my waist his lips become a cheek pressed against my cheek and his body is flush against mine, his skin touching me touching me touching me and he’s not screaming he’s not dying he’s not running away from me and I’m crying

I’m choking

I’m shaking shuddering splintering into teardrops

and he’s holding me the way no one has held me before.

Like he wants me.”

Sorry that was so long. You needed to read most of the scene. And in case you couldn’t tell, this is the scene where Juliette (the girl speaking) who has the curse of torturing and killing anyone she touches, finds out that the man she loves is the only one who she can touch without hurting. Awesome! And yeah, this story rocks! 🙂 Like I said, review soon. Plus, I received the Sunshine Blogger Award a few days ago, so keep an eye out for that too!

Talk to you folks tomorrow! 🙂

Olivia

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30 Day Book Challenge: Day 23- Book you tell people you’ve read, but haven’t

I have tried to read this before! Really! But I literally got 1 page into this, and then quit. I hated it that much. I realize this is considered a “classic”, and that I eventually should read it because it is a key part of literature. But for now, I say pass. I only tell people that I have read this because I am embarrassed to say that I haven’t!

🙂 Olivia

 

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30 Day Book Challenge: Day 22-Book you plan to read next

Right now I am reading Shatter Me, and loving it! But that is not the point. The book I plan to read next is The Secret Life of Bees because I checked it out from the library today and it looks interesting! 🙂

Have you read this?

Olivia

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30 Day Book Challenge: Day 21-Favorite picture book from childhood

If you have read my blog for a while, you recognize this book! I loved Princess of the Midnight Ball, which is a retelling of this story. I have had this book ever since I can remember! I love the ornate illustrations in it!

I really hope to share this book with my (maybe) little kids someday!

🙂 Olivia

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30 Day Book Challenge: Day 20- Book that you’ve read the most times

Sorry for the repeat use of this book, guys.

All I have to say is, I’m pretty sure my classmates are getting tired of seeing Olivia reading “that book” twice a month. I have reading it less frequently lately(in replacement- more modern books), but I still read this probably far too often.

😀 Olivia

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30 Day Book Challenge: Day 19- Book that turned you off

Alright, I changed this one a little. I have yet to find a book that actually “turned me on” so I’ve changed it to “turned me off”. Two completely different ideas, I know. I’m sorry! 🙂

People are going to hate me for this, I know. But I get a strong feeling of, I don’t know, repulsion or something from this book. From when I first heard the concept for this book, I have not wanted to read it. For one thing, it sounds very depressing. I just can’t handle depressing books, believe or not they make me depressed too, even for a short while! Why would I read about the reasons that some poor girl decided to kill herself?

Also, my friend Casey finished (well, “skim-read”, we call it) this book today and she hated it! Apparently, the reasons stink. Who are we to judge that kind of thing, but this book keeps getting a worse image in my head. Lastly, I have been looking at some reviews on Goodreads and saw one that the first sentence is:

“I liked the idea of this book more than the execution.”

Is this a theme with Jay Asher, or what? I mean, I felt the exact same way about The Future of Us! I wish I could re-write the story on my own! Except that I didn’t like the concept of 13 Reasons in the first place, so….

That is my two cents. I realize many people adore Jay Asher and his books, but one thing is for sure. I DON’T!

Apparently there is a movie of this coming out with Selena Gomez. Yay. *sarcasm*

Sorry to all of you folks that I offended, because I know there are some. But I still would love to hear your opinions on this! 🙂

Olivia

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