Tuesday, January 27, 2015

These Are A Few of My Favorite Things: 2014


Here are my favorite TV shows, movies, and music from 2014! :)



Favorite TV show overall in 2014?
It's pretty hard to narrow it down to just one, but all of the shows I'm mentioning in the next few questions were amazing! :)

Favorite new TV show?
I'm loving The Librarians (Fun!) and Madam Secretary! And I'm liking Star Wars: Rebels more than I thought I would! :)

Favorite returning TV show?
The Amazing Race! But My Little Pony, TMNT, and Phineas and Ferb are favorites, too! :)

Other Favorite TV shows in 2014:
The Amazing Race
The Librarians
Avengers Assemble!
My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic
Madam Secretary
TMNT
Sonic Boom
Star Wars: Rebels
Phineas and Ferb



Favorite Movie Overall?
FROZEN! I finally got to watch it at the beginning of this year, and became obsessed with it! I may have gone to the theater multiple times to watch it... ;)

Favorite Movie Released in 2014?
I didn't watch many movies last year, and almost none of them were 2014 releases either. But Penguins of Madagascar was fun! :)

Favorite Movie Not Released This Year?
FROZEN! :D

And another movie I got to watch this year, Austenland, was fun! :)


Most listened to Album/Artist Overall?
Taylor Swift, One Direction, and Hunter Hayes all tie for this! And the Frozen soundtrack was listened to a lot, too! :)

Favorite Album Released in 2014?
LOVE Four (One Direction), 1989 (Taylor Swift), and Storyline (Hunter Hayes)! :)

Favorite Song Released in 2014?
This answer is going to be a little longer, I thought I would list my favorite song from each of the albums listed in the last answer, then list a few others that enjoyed in 2014 a lot! :)

From Four, Where Do Broken Hearts Go?


From 1989, Shake It Off


And from Storyline, Flashlight


A few other songs I love:
Things Are Looking Up and Smile by R5
Scarecrow by Alex & Sierra
Anchor by Colton Dixon
Dance With Me Tonight by Olly Murs
Love Runs Out by One Republic
Try by Colbie Caillat
Me and My Broken Heart by Rixton
19 You + Me by Dan + Shay
It's a Beautiful Day by Michael Buble
Really Don't Care by Demi Lovato
Live With Abandon by Newsboys
Shake by MercyMe
Happy by Pharrell

What were your favorite TV shows and movies from 2014? :)

Monday, January 19, 2015

Top Ten TV Shows/Movies I Would Love to Be Turned Into Books

Top Ten Tuesday is hosted by The Broke and the Bookish blog


This weeks TTT is a freebie and I was having a little trouble deciding on what my topic would be. But I began to think about my favorite TV shows/movies, and then I thought how I would love if some of them were turned into books! And I don't mean when they do a movie or TV show tie-in book, I mean like an original series based off the characters/world or a book where the basic premise was the same, but the characters were different. Here we go! :)

Top Ten Eight TV Shows/Movies I Would Love to Be Turned Into Books

The Librarians
This is kind of the show that had me think of this topic! I just love this show and the world, and think it or something like it would make a fun book! :)

Madam Secretary
It would be interesting! :)

Avengers Assemble!
Um, superheroes? Yes, please! :)

Star Wars Rebels
I know Star Wars has books, but I think these would be fun! :)

Frozen
If you know me, then you probably know I LOVE this movie! And wouldn't it make an awesome book? :)

While You Were Sleeping
A YA version of this would be fun! :)

You've Got Mail
Again, a YA version would be fun! :)

Cars
I don't mean a book actually about cars, but wouldn't a book set in a place like Radiator Springs be fun? :)

What are your favorite TV shows and movies that you think would make fun books? :)

Friday, January 2, 2015

Books I Want to Read in 2015!

A few months ago I did a 2015 Books I'm Looking Forward To post on the blog. I thought it would be fun to write another post now, because we're in January!

(I know I did this TTT topic a few weeks ago, too. But I didn't get to include all the books I'm looking forward to, and thought why not do another post?)

Books are listed below as Middle Grade Debut, YA Debut, Middle Grade, and YA.

Books are listed in order of release month, except for when I wasn't able to find what month it releases, then it's just listed at the bottom of Middle Grade Debut, YA Debut, Etc.

(And if I listed a book as a debut and it's not, I apologize.)

Middle Grade Debut:

January:
Breaking the Ice by Gail Nall (January)


February:
Villain Keeper by Laurie McKay (February)

April:
Grounded: The Adventures of Rapunzel by Megan Morrison (April)

June:
Valiant by Sarah McGuire (June)


Ruby Reinvented by Ronni Arno (Fall)


YA Debut:

January:
The Boy Next Door by Katie Van Ark (January)

The Conspiracy of Us by Maggie Hall (January)

I'm Glad I Did by Cynthia Weil (January)


February:
One of the Guys by Lisa Aldin (February)

Red Queen by Victoria Aveyard (February)

Inherit Midnight by Kate Kae Myers (February)



March:
The Storyspinner by Becky Wallace (March)


April:
Becoming Jinn by Lori Goldstein (April)


May:
Tracked by Jenny Martin (May)

Love Fortunes and Other Disasters by Kimberly Karalius (May)


June:
The Witch Hunter by Virginia Boecker (June)

Hello, I Love You by Katie M. Stout (June)


August:
Madly by Amy Alward (August)


September:
First and Then by Emma Mills (September)

Lock & Mori by Heather Petty (September)



Library Jumpers by Brenda Drake

Any Way You Slice It by Kristine Carlson Asselin

For the Record by Charlotte Huang (Fall)


Middle Grade:

January:
How to Outswim a Shark Without a Snorkel by Jess Keating (January)


25 Roses by Stephanie Faris (January)

Next Top Villain by Suzanne Selfors (January)


February:
Beastkeeper by Cat Hellisen (February)

Fish in a Tree by Linda Mullaly Hunt (February)

Colonial Madness by Jo Whittemore (February)


One Witch at a Time by Stacey Dekeyser (February)

Has Anyone Seen Jessica Jenkins? by Liz Kessler (February)


March:
Lost in Paris by Cindy Callaghan (March)

The Penderwicks in Spring by Jeanne Birdsall (March)

Pieces and Players by Blue Balliet (March)


April:

The Detective's Assistant by Kate Hannigan (April)

Stolen Magic by Gail Carson Levine (April)

Drive Me Crazy by Terra Elan McVoy (April)


May:
The Friendship Riddle by Megan Frazer Blakemore (May)

The Forget-Me-Not Summer by Leila Howland (May)

The Stars of Summer by Tara Dairman (May)

You're Invited (RSVP #1) by Jen Malone and Gail Nall (May)

If I Were You by Leslie Margolis (May)


July:
Operation Pucker Up by Rachele Alpine (July)

The Golden Specific by S. E. Grove (July)


August:
Lost in Rome by Cindy Callaghan (August)


September:
Dead Air by Michelle Scusterman (September)


December:
Cross My Heart by Mari Mancusi (December)


Journey's End by Rachel Hawkins

I'm With Cupid by Anna Staniszewski

A Tale of Highly Unusual Magic by Lisa Papademetriou

Confidentially Yours by Jo Whittemore


YA:

January:
Love on the Lifts (Follow Your Heart) by Jill Santopolo (January)

All Fall Down by Ally Carter (January)

Love, Lucy by April Linder (January)


February:
Love is in the Air by A. Destiny and Alex Kahler (February)

Fish Out of Water by Natalie Whipple (February)



March:
The Orphan Queen by Jodi Meadows (March)


April:
Play On by Michelle Smith (April)

Sophomore Year is Greek to Me by Meredith Zeitlin (April)

Wrong About the Guy by Claire LaZebnik (April)


The Secrets of Attraction by Robin Constantine (April)

Trouble From the Start by Rachel Hawthorne (April)


May:
Map to the Stars by Jen Malone (May)

The Summer After You and Me by Jennifer Salvato Doktorski (May)

Sparks in Scotland by A. Destiny and Rhonda Helms (May)


Lois Lane: Fallout by Gwenda Bond (May)

The Huntress of Thornbeck Forest by Melanie Dickerson (May)

The Fill-In Boyfriend by Kasie West (May)

Wild Hearts by Jessica Burkhart (May)

Illusionarium by Heather Dixon (May)

A School for Unusual Girls by Kathleen Baldwin (May)



June:
Every Last Word by Tamara Ireland Stone (June)


July:
Silver in the Blood by Jessica Day George (July)

Our Song by A. Destiny and Elizabeth Lenhard (July)

The Fixer by Jennifer Lynn Barnes (July)


Rebel Mechanics by Shanna Swendson (July)


August:
Mechanica by Betsy Cornwell (August)

Court of Fives by Kate Elliot (August)


September:
Ash & Bramble by Sarah Prineas (September)


November:
Forever Winter by A. Destiny and Suzanne Young (November)


December:
Bookishly Ever After by Isabel Bandeira (December)


The Trouble With Destiny by Lauren Morrill

Black Widow by Margaret Stohl

When I Wake by Elizabeth Norris

Truthwitch by Susan Dennard


All of these books look AMAZING! What books are you looking forward to this year? :)

Thursday, January 1, 2015