Monday, November 28, 2016

Top Ten Tuesday: Holiday Gift Guide

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

When I saw the topic for TTT this week, I began to think about what kind of holiday gift guide to list. YA? Middle Grade? Series? Graphic Novels? And I couldn't pick just one. Which is why this week I'm going to list books that I think would make excellent gifts, but for different people, not just one person like I was originally thinking! All of the books in this post are ones I really recommend! And most of these are ones I read this year, but there are exceptions in this post. Now here we go!

(I tried to stick to just ten books, but I kept thinking that I just had to add one more book, and before I knew it I was waay past ten. And I could have added even more, but I made myself stop.)

Top Ten Tuesday: Holiday Gift Guide

For the Person Who Loves Animals:

For the YA Reader Who Loves to Laugh:

For the Middle Grade Reader Who Loves to Laugh:

For the Middle Grade Reader Who Wants a Stand-Alone Book:

For the Graphic Novel Fan Who Wants a Series:

For the Gymnastics Fan:

For the Historical Middle Grade Fan:

For the Girl Who Wants to Be a Country Music Singer:

For the Historical YA Fan:

For the Christian Fiction Reader:

For the Middle Grade Reader Who Wants a Fantasy Series:

For the Middle Grade Reader Who Wants a Stand-Alone Fantasy:

For the Boy Band Fan:

For the Graphic Novel Fan Who Wants an Adventure:

For the YA Romance Reader:

For the My Little Pony TV Show Fan:

For the Fairytale Fan:

For the Person Who Dreams of Visiting Paris:

For the Person Who Loves Christmas:

For the Middle Grade Mystery Fan:

For the Person Who Loves the Circus:

For the Frozen Fan:

For the Person Who Loves Super Heroes:

I hope you find a book here to give to someone on your list (or to yourself)! And if you still can't figure out what book to give someone for the holidays, feel free to ask me in the comments or on Twitter for more recommendations. I would love to try and help you! :)

What books are on your TTT this week? :)

Thursday, November 24, 2016

Happy Thanksgiving 2016!

I hope everyone has a safe and happy holiday! And that you get to spend time with the people you care about, and eat lots of good food!

Happy Thanksgiving!!!!!!!

Tuesday, November 22, 2016

Top Ten Things I'm Thankful For

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

I decided to list all the things I'm thankful for this Thanksgiving! It felt good to think about all the things I am thankful for and post it. Here are five bookish and five non-bookish things I'm thankful for! :)

Top Ten Things I'm Thankful For

Non-Bookish Things:

My Parents
I love my parents so much. They're always there for me.

My Dog
I love my dog so much. Playing with him, hugging him, just being around him.

The Rest of My Family and Friends

My Town
It's not perfect, but I love it.

All The Little Things
All of the little things that make me happy and I'm thankful for. Listening to a favorite song. New clothes. Watching a favorite movie/TV show. Going to the park. Eating my favorite foods/eating at my favorite restaurant. Making crafts.

Bookish Things:

My Library
I wouldn't be able to read as many books as I do, if I didn't have an awesome library to get them from.

My Blog
I've gotten a lot of fun opportunities through my blog.

The Bloggers and Authors I've Gotten to Know Through My Blog
I've been able to get to know so many amazing people through this blog.

All The Amazing Books I've Read
I would never be able to list them all here.

All The Little Things
Getting a new book. Being the first hold on a book at the library. Getting a new bookmark. Finding a new favorite book/author. Talking to someone about the books I love. Reorganizing my bookshelves. 

Happy Thanksgiving!!!!!!!

What are you all thankful for? :)

Monday, November 14, 2016

Top Ten Favorite Animated Movies

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

I thought it would be fun to share what ten of my favorite animated movies are! All of these are ones that I never get tired of watching, and highly recommend to everyone! Listed in no particular order, here they are! :)

Top Ten Favorite Animated Movies





Hotel Transylvania 1 & 2



Despicable Me 2

Meet the Robinsons

Winnie the Pooh

What are your favorite animated movies? :)

Tuesday, November 8, 2016

Review: Out of Tune

Review: Out of Tune by Gail Nall

A country music hopeful puts her Nashville dreams on hold when she moves into an RV to travel across the country with her family in this charming new novel from the author of Breaking the Ice.

When twelve-year-old Maya’s parents sell their house and move the family into the world’s ugliest RV to travel the country, Maya’s only goal is to get back home in time to audition for Dueling Duets, the singing competition show that’s going to surely propel her—and her cowboy-hatted crush—to country stardom.

As Operation Maya Goes Home, or OMGH, turns out to be more complicated than she had expected, she embarks on a secret one-day, one-hundred-mile bike ride with her know-it-all little sister, a cute nature boy, and blue-haired, earbud-addicted Shiver (a.k.a. the most annoying girl ever). Somewhere between the worst muscle ache she’s ever experienced and losing half of their group to a flat tire, Maya starts wondering if maybe, just maybe, it’s possible to find home in the last place you expected.

-summary and cover via Goodreads

Plot: The idea of this book is so neat! Going to live in an RV with your family, traveling all over? Awesome! And while I totally get why Maya (the main character) may not be thrilled about it (Barely having any space for books? Ugh. Not to mention the fact that she's missing the audition she's been dreaming of with the boy she likes.), but I think it sounds really fun, getting to travel across the US! :)

Characters: Maya was fun to read about! I really liked Remy! And Bug and Shiver were fun, too!

The cover: Love! It's fun, and perfect for the book!

Overall: I really enjoyed this book! And while I don't know if the author is planning a sequel, I would definitely read one if she wrote it! If you're looking for a fun Middle Grade book, I definitely recommend trying this book! :)

I received an ARC of this book from the author and publisher.