Books That Remind Me of Spring!

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Hello! It is day two of me hosting Bookending Spring 2019!  Lately, the weather has been so beautiful and it has really been putting me in that springtime mood.  So, for today’s post, I’m sharing with you all some of my favorite books that remind me of spring!

Some of these books remind of spring because of the content, others just because of their pretty covers.  Either way, just thinking about these books makes me think of spring!

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The Jingle Bell Book Tag!

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Hey everyone! I’ve been seeing the Jingle Bell book tag around lately and since it’s so close to Christmas, I thought this would be such a fun tag to do!  The tag was created by Richard @ The Humpo Show, and I found this tag from Deanna @ Dee Reads Things.

Alright, let’s get started!

“All I Want For Christmas Is You…” – What book do you want to see under the Christmas tree?

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While I’d be happy with any book, I’m super eager to read A Map of Days by Ransom Riggs.  I would be absolutely thrilled to find this one under my tree on Christmas morning!

“Simply Having A Wonderful Christmas Time” – What book that you’ve read this year did you enjoy the most?

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How can I possibly pick just one?! I will say, though, my latest 5 star read was Small Spaces by Katherine Arden.  It was definitely one of the best books I read this year!

Elf – What book unleashes your inner child?

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The Nancy Drew series was my favorite growing up.  So, whenever I pick up a Nancy Drew book, it reminds me of my younger years!

“It’s Beginning to Look A Lot Like Christmas” – What book has the most festive look to it?

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I think My True Love Gave to Me has such a fun and festive cover and features a little bit of something for everyone!

The Grinch – Your favorite villain.

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The Trunchbull from Matilda is absolutely terrible.  She is one of the first villains that really stuck out to me, and while I don’t have a “favorite” villain, she is definitely the most memorable one to me.

The Holiday – Name your TWO favourite couples.

 

Anne Shirley & Gilbert Blythe and Nancy Drew & Ned Nickerson for life! 😍😂

What book would you like to give as a present to your followers?

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Anne of Green Gables is one of my all-time favorite books (as many of you know, haha), and so I would love for all my followers to read and [hopefully] love this book!


I tag anyone who wants to do this!


This was so much fun to do!

Thanks for reading!


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Give Thanks for All the Great Reads Book Tag!

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Hello!!  So, I totally meant to have this posted on Thanksgiving.  I thought it would be the absolute perfect thing for my blog since it is the day where celebrate and share what we are thankful for.  However, November was an absolute crazy month for me, and I never got the chance to do it.  So, here I am, doing the Give Thanks for All the Great Reads book tag now!  I was tagged by the lovely Abbey from Three Cats and a Girl to do this, and she is also the creator of the tag. 🙂

Rules

  • make sure to tag the creator (because she wants to see everyone’s answers and make her TBR even longer…) Abbey @ Three Cats and a Girl
  • make sure to tag the lovely blogger who tagged you (because they also love lengthening their TBR)
  • Give something that you are thankful for this year at the end of the post!
  • tag as many or as few bloggers as you like!

Alright, let’s get started!

You Turkey! ~ a book that made you laugh

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Any book my Meg Cabot makes me laugh!  The Princess Diaries series is especially funny!

I’m Stuffed ~ a book that completely satisfied you

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Dark Halo by Shannon Dittemore was such a satisfying ending to the Angel Eyes series!  I absolutely loved it.

Pumpkin Pie ~ the book you are looking forward to reading next

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I’m really looking forward to reading A Vintage Christmas!  It’s full of short stories and poems about Christmas by classic authors like LM Montgomery, Louisa May Alcott, Charles Dickens, and more!  I think this book will be so perfect for me. 🙂

 

Go Team! ~ a book where you found yourself really cheering for a certain character

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I have to go with Evelyn Hugo from The Seven Husbands of Evelyn Hugo for this one.  Evelyn was by no means perfect, but I loved her so much and I just only wanted the best for her!

 

Macy’s Day Parade ~ a book that’s always there waiting on the bookshelf to be read and you know you’ll get to it eventually

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The first book that came to mind for this one is Pride and Prejudice.  I’ve been meaning to read this book for so long now, but for one reason or another I keep putting it off.  It is one of my goals for 2019 to finally read this one!

 

Traditions ~ a book you could/do reread every year because it’s so dang good

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Anne of Green Gables by LM Montgomery! It is one of my favorite books of all time, and I never get tired of it.  It’s been a couple years since I’ve read it last, so this is another one I hope to read in 2019!

 

I’m Thankful For ~ a book that really helped you in life

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I have to go with the classic Nancy Drew series.  Growing up, those books shaped me so much.  As someone who was shy and kind of nervous, Nancy always inspired me to be the brave, independent, and the best me possible.  She was who I strived to be like when I was little (Okay, and still now 😂)!


I tag everyone who is reading this! 

Thanks again, so much, for tagging me Abbey!  I really loved doing this tag and thinking about all the books I’m thankful for. This was such a perfect book tag to do around this time of year when we are remembering, connecting with friends and family, and feeling extra thankful. ♥

Thanks for reading!

 

Blogtober Book Quotes | Anne of Green Gables

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Hey everyone! In honor of Blogtober and Blogoween, I’ve decided to do a little feature on my blog that I’m calling Blogtober Book Quotes.  It’s very similar to what I did during Blogmas except, instead of Christmas quotes (obviously, lol), I’ll be sharing quotes that remind me of autumn and Halloween.

Today, I’m starting things off with such a classic, October quote from one of my favorite books, Anne of Green Gables!


October was a beautiful month at Green Gables, when the birches in the hollow turned as golden as sunshine and the maples behind the orchard were royal crimson and the wild cherry trees along the lane put on the loveliest shades of dark red and bronzy green, while the fields sunned themselves in aftermaths.

Anne reveled in the world of color about her.

“Oh, Marilla,” she exclaimed one Saturday morning, coming dancing in with her arms full of gorgeous boughs, “I’m so glad I live in a world where there are Octobers. It would be terrible if we just skipped from September to November, wouldn’t it? Look at these maple branches. Don’t they give you a thrill—several thrills? I’m going to decorate my room with them.”

~ LM Montgomery, Anne of Green Gables


Don’t you just love the beauty of October?


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Top Ten Bingeworthy TV Shows & Movies!

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t’s Top Ten Tuesday again!  It’s a weekly bookish list hosted by That Artsy Reader Girl! This week’s topic is:

Top Ten Bingeworthy TV Shows and Movies

Today we’re taking a step away from books and talking about something we all know and love: books and movies!  Now, I’ll be honest, I actually don’t watch a whole lot of television or movies.  Despite that, I still have a couple favorites that I really love, and that’s what I’m going to share with you today!

Alright, let’s get started!

Favorite Movies

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Bingeworthy TV Shows

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And there you have it! If this week’s Top Ten Tuesday has taught me anything, it’s taught me that I need to watch a bit more movies and television, because this week was HARD!  Also, the fact that all my favorite movies are book adaptations was a complete coincidence, lol.

Be sure to let me know about some of your favorite movies and television shows!

Thanks for reading!

 


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Top Five Favorite Required Reading Books

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It’s Top Ten Tuesday again!  It’s a weekly bookish list hosted by That Artsy Reader Girl! This week’s topic is:

Favorite Required Reading Books

This week’s Top Ten Tuesday, was a freebie for anything back to school related.  I’ve decided to share share my favorite books that I’ve been required to read for school, because even though there’s been quite a few books I didn’t love, over the years, I’ve also read quite a few books that I actually did end up loving!  Also, because school actually started back up this week for me, I only had time for a top 5 today, because I’m still getting into the swing of things.

Alright, let’s get started:

Anne of Green Gables

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Many of you probably know about my love for all things Anne of Green Gables, but you may not be aware that the first time I read this book, it was for school!  I was in 5th grade, and I absolutely fell in love with this book!  I related to Anne so much, and I just loved everything about it.

Check it out on Goodreads!

The Secret Garden

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Fifth grade was a really great year for me when it came to required reading.  The Secret Garden is another book I read that school year that I ended up loving, too.  The first time I read it, I do remember struggling with it a little bit, but eventually I fell in love with this story, and it has been a favorite of mine ever since!

Check it out on Goodreads!

And Then There Were None

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I took a mystery literature course in high school, and one of the books we had to read was And Then There Were None by Agatha Christie.  This book was so mysterious and compelling. I ended up absolutely loving it!

Check it out on Goodreads!

The Hound of the Baskervilles

the hounds of the baskerville.jpgAnother mystery novel I read for school that I adored was The Hound of the Baskervilles.  It was the first, and so far, only Sherlock Holmes novel that I’ve read, but I was so intrigued with this book from the beginning to the very end.  I read this one in the 8th grade, so it’s been a while since I’ve read it.  I’ve actually been wanting to reread it, so maybe I’ll do that soon! I’d love to see what I think of it now!

Check it out on Goodreads!

Island of the Blue Dolphins

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I read Island of the Blue Dolphins way back in the 4th grade, so I’ll be honest, I don’t remember everything that happens in this book.  That being said, I remember loving this story so much!  It was one of those books that I was just completely captivated by.  This is another one that I would like to eventually reread, because I remember loving it so much, and I’d like to see what I think of it now!

Check it out on Goodreads!


That wraps up this week’s TTT!  Sorry this post was shorter, but life has been busy.  Hopefully I’ll be back to posting full Top Ten Tuesday’s soon!

What are some of the books you read for school that you ended up loving more than you expected?

Thanks for reading!


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Easter Book Tag!

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Hey everyone!  With Easter happening this Sunday, I thought it would be the perfect time to do the Easter Book Tag! I wasn’t tagged by anyone, but I discovered this tag on Abbie’s blog, Bonseasonofglass, and it looked like so much fun, I just had to do it. 🙂

Alrighty, let’s get started:

Rabbits: A book you wish would multiply / have a sequel 

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This was a really hard one for me, because I’m usually pretty content with standalones.  I’ve decided to go with The Secret Garden, though.  I’d love to read a sequel about Mary, Dickon, and Colin as adults and see what their lives became.

Egg – A book that surprised you 

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I’ve talked about The Program before on my blog, but it was the first book that came to my mind that really surprised me.  I ended up enjoying this book so much more than I expected to.

Hunt: A book that was hard for you to get your hands on 

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The Blythes are Quoted is a book I still haven’t gotten my hands on yet!  It was L M Montgomery’s last book, delivered to her publisher on the day she died, and was intended to be the final Anne of Green Gables book.  It is filled with stories, sketches, and poems, about Anne and Gilbert and their family and friends, and it features them when they are old and gray.  From my understanding, this book was only published in Canada,  and now it’s only available as an ebook, so any physical copies I find online are quite pricey.  I did just discover that it’s going to be republished this summer, so hopefully, it’ll be attainable for me!

Lambs – A children’s story you still enjoy 

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I may be 24 (side note: it was my birthday yesterday, so that was the first time I typed that lol), but I still love a good children’s story.  There’s something just so comfortable about them.  One of my favorites is Matilda!

Spring – A book with a cover that reminds you of spring 

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I have to go with The Secret Garden again!  The entire book is just the epitome of spring to me.  If my TBR pile wasn’t a mile wide, I would reread this book every springtime.

Rising from the dead – a book from a deceased author 

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Here I am mentioning L. M. Montgomery and Anne of Green Gables again…oops?  L. M. Montgomery will be my favorite forever.

also, lol am I the only one who feels like this question is just a teeny bit sacrilegious?

Baskets – A book in your wishlist right now 

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I’ve been hearing so many great things about The Belles I really hope to get a copy soon!

Candy – a book that is sweet 

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The Sweet Seasons series is so sweet, literally!  It’s about a high school senior, who works at a candy cart at an amusement park.  This series is so much fun, and all the covers will make you hungry!


This was such a fun tag to do! I tag anyone who wants to do this. 

I hope you all have a happy Easter!

Thanks for reading!


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Top Ten Favorite Book Quotes

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It’s Top Ten Tuesday again!  It’s a weekly bookish list hosted by That Artsy Reader Girl! This week’s topic is:

Favorite Book Quotes

I think it’s so fitting that this is this week’s topic, because just the other day, I was thinking about book quotes, and how there’s so many really amazing quotes out there.  Also, instead of explaining why I like each of these quotes, I’ve decided to just let these quotes speak for themselves. And, on a side note, just know that I tried really hard not to just make all these quotes from L M Montgomery, because I could have. 😂 Alright, let’s get started!

 

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“It’s been my experience that you can nearly always enjoy things if you make up your mind firmly that you will.”

– L. M. Montgomery, Anne of Green Gables

 

 

 

 

 

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“We mustn’t let next week rob us of this week’s joy.”

– L. M. Montgomery, Anne of the Island

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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“If we spend all of today thinking about tomorrow, today will be gone, and we will have missed it.”

– Robin Jones Gunn, 17 Wishes

 

 

 

 

 

 

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“Stories let us see and hear and feel what someone else does,” she explained. “They build bridges to the other islands. That’s why stories are so important. They create true empathy.”

– Cynthia Hand, The Afterlife of Holly Chase

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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“Sometimes, you read a book and it fills you with this weird evangelical zeal, and you become convinced that the shattered world will never be put back together unless and until all living humans read the book. And then there are books like An Imperial Affliction, which you can’t tell people about, books so special and rare and yours that advertising your affection feels like betrayal”

– John Green, The Fault in Our Stars

 

 

 

 

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“The thing is that people only get hurt—really hurt—when they’re trying to play it safe. That’s when people get injured, when they pull back at the last second because they’re scared. They hurt themselves and other people.”

– Morgan Matson, Second Chance Summer

 

 

 

 

 

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“if you hate the one who hates, you could risk becoming like the one you hate.”

– Fredrik Backman, My Grandmother Asked Me to Tell You She’s Sorry

 

 

 

 

 

 

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“We look not at the things which are what you would call seen, but at the things which are not seen. For the things which are seen are temporal. But the things which are not seen are eternal.”

– Madeleine L’Engle, A Wrinkle in Time

 

 

 

 

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“It’s the choosing that’s important, isn’t it?”

– Lois Lowry, The Giver

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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“So Matilda’s strong young mind continued to grow, nurtured by the voices of all those authors who had sent their books out into the world like ships on the sea. These books gave Matilda a hopeful and comforting message: You are not alone.”

– Roald Dahl, Matilda

 

 

 


I hope you enjoyed reading some of my favorite quotes. I’d love to read yours!

Thanks for reading!


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Blogmas Book Quotes | Anne of Green Gables

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Hello! It has been snowing so much the past few days.  Where I live, it has been transformed into a winter wonderland.  So, when I came across this little passage from Anne of Green Gables, it reminded me of how magical snow truly can be!


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Christmas morning broke on a beautiful white world. It had been a very mild December and people had looked forward to a green Christmas; but just enough snow fell softly in the night to transfigure Avonlea. Anne peeped out from her frosted gable window with delighted eyes. The firs in the Haunted Wood were all feathery and wonderful; the birches and wild cherry trees were outlined in pearl; the plowed fields were stretches of snowy dimples; and there was a crisp tang in the air that was glorious. Anne ran downstairs singing until her voice reechoed through Green Gables.

“Merry Christmas, Marilla! Merry Christmas, Matthew! Isn’t it a lovely Christmas? I’m so glad it’s white. Any other kind of Christmas doesn’t seem real, does it?”

~ L. M. Montgomery, Anne of Green Gables


Are you dreaming of a white Christmas this year?


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