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Top Ten Tuesday – Quotes About Books

Top Ten Tuesday is a weekly feature hosted by That Artsy Reader Girl. This week’s topic is: Book Quotes. For this topic I decided to list some quotes that are about books themselves, I love reading quotes that speak to the reader inside me.

Quotes:

The book haunted like a ghost in her head coloring moods until she shook herself from it. – The Library of the Unwritten by A.J. Hackwith

How much easier it would be if everyone knew their role: the hero, the sidekick, the villain. Our books would be neater and our souls less frayed. But whether you have blood or ink, no one’s story is that simple. – The Library of Unwritten by A.J. Hackwith

I spent my life folded between the pages of books. – Shatter Me by Tahereh Mafi

But life isn’t as orderly as a story or a song; it does not always begin and end at compelling points. – The Air You Breathe by Frances de Pontes Peebles

Do you know the feeling when you start reading a new book before the membrane of the last one has had time to close behind you? You leave the previous book with ideas and themes –characters even—caught in the fibres of your clothes, and when you open the new book they are still with you. – The Thirteenth Tale by Diane Setterfield

Most people couldn’t have ignored a demon sharing the library with them, but most people didn’t love books as much as I did. – Taming Demons for Beginners by Annette Marie

One must always be careful of books, and what is inside them, for words have the power to change us. – Clockwork Angel (The Infernal Devices #1) by Cassandra Clare

It was books that made me feel that perhaps I was not completely alone. – Clockwork Prince (The Infernal Devices #2) by Cassandra Clare

Life is a book and there are a thousand pages I have not yet read. – Clockwork Princess (The Infernal Devices #3) by Cassandra Clare

Never waste time on bad books. There were too many amazing stories out there waiting to be discovered. – Rejected (Shadow Beast Shifters #1) by Jaymin Eve

Have you read any of these books? What quotes do you like?

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Top Ten Tuesday – Books with Leaves and Branches on the Cover

Top Ten Tuesday is a weekly feature hosted by That Artsy Reader Girl. This week’s topic is: Books with Nature on the Cover. There are a lot of book covers with nature on them so I decided to go with leaves and branches on the cover.

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From Blood and Ash (Blood & Ash #1) by Jennifer L. Armentrout
Raybearer (Raybearer #1) by Jordan Ifueko
Chain of Gold (The Last Hours #1) by Cassandra Clare
The Kingdom of Back by Marie Lu
The Thirteenth Tale by Diane Setterfield

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Song of Sorrow (Sorrow #2) by Melinda Salisbury
Spellbook of the Lost and Found by Moïra Fowley-Doyle
Every Heart a Doorway (Wayway Children #1) by Seanan McGuire
Tales of the Peculiar by Ransom Riggs
Orange by Ichigo Takano

Have you read any of these? What covers did you pick for this topic?

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October Wrap Up 2020

What I Read In October:

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Damned Souls and a Sangria (The Guild Codex: Spellbound #8) by Annette Marie – 4 STARS

This is the last book in the Guild Codex: Spellbound series and I’m sad that I won’t be reading more about Tori but I’m happy that there are still new series set in this world. I enjoyed this book and I really love reading about these characters and their adventures, it’s a great urban fantasy series.

Night Scourge (Daybreaker #2) by Pippa DaCosta – 3 STARS

I thought this book was an okay read, just like the first one. I don’t think I connect much to the story so it kind of feels underwhelming to me. I think the premise of the series is so interesting and the characters are intriguing but I still don’t really understand the world of it and I feel like the main character talks a lot about the dangers of outside but we are not really shown it often.

Where Winter Finds You (Black Dagger Brotherhood #17.5) by J.R. Ward – 3 STARS

Where Winter Finds You is the follow up to Trez’s book The Shadows (BDB #13) and I loved The Shadows, it’s one of my favourite BDB books, so to see Trez’ story completely redone wasn’t great to read. I still like the writing and world of it which made me give it 3 stars but I might lower it in future after thinking on it. I know a lot of fans disliked the end of The Shadows and wanted a better ending for Trez so reading this book I felt it seemed obvious that it was only done to appease fans and not what the author originally intended to happen. I also didn’t feel that much chemistry between Trez and Therese.

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The Thirteenth Tale by Diane Setterfield – 4 STARS

I really enjoyed the writing of this book and thought it was very quotable. It’s a kind of gothic tale about a reclusive author and the house she grew up in and as the book goes on you find out more and more about the fictional author’s life. I read this book so quickly because I was very intrigued by the mystery of Angelfield House and Vida Winter.

Hold Back the Tide by Melinda Salisbury – 2 STARS

I didn’t enjoy this book and I didn’t really like the main character and thought a lot of the plot was predictable. I thought the premise sounded so good but from the very start you can easily tell that the premise is not what it seems. The horror aspects were interesting and so was the ending but most of the story and characters were boring.

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Wolf’s Bane (Otherworld: Kate and Logan #1) by Kelley Armstrong – 4 STARS
Wolf’s Curse (Otherworld: Kate and Logan #2) by Kelley Armstrong – 4 STARS

Wolf’s Bane and Wolf’s Curse are a YA paranormal duology set in the world of Kelley Armstrong’s Otherworld series. It’s been a long time since I read the Otherworld series so I didn’t know how I’d feel about these books but I really enjoyed them. I loved how fast paced the storyline was and I also loved the interactions between the characters, I didn’t realise until reading this just how much I missed the world of this series. Characters from the Otherworld series and The Darkest Powers series make appearances in these books as well which was fun to read about.

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Mating the Huntress (Monsters and Mates #1) by Talia Hibbert – 3 STARS

I hadn’t heard of this until recently but it’s a short paranormal romance novella set during Halloween so I thought it’d be great to read in October. Even though it was short and nothing much happens I still did enjoy the story and I liked the writing.

Beetle & the Hollowbones by Aliza Layne – 5 STARS

I loved this graphic novel, it was so cute. I loved the artwork and the story and I really enjoyed the humour of the characters. I really liked the storyline and I liked that it felt like a full story, I’d really recommend this graphic novel.

Blog Posts I Did In October:

Halloweentown Book Tag

Book Recommendations for the Spooky Season

Book Covers With Autumn Colours

My October 2020 TBR

Super Long Book Titles

My September Wrap Up 2020

What books did you read in October?