FRIDAY FINDS # 9 – September 8, 2017


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Hey everyone!  I’m doing a new book meme called “Friday Finds” where you showcase the books that you have recently added to your TBR pile during the week!  You can check out my TBR pile on my Goodreads page!

My Finds:

 

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Always to Remember

 

 

 

Starflight

 

 

The Raven Boys

Slave to Sensation

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THE FRIDAY FACE-OFF #4: City


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Welcome to The Friday Face-Off, a weekly meme here at Books by Proxy. Join me every Friday as I pit cover against cover, and publisher against publisher, to find the best artwork in our literary universe.

Hey everyone! I’m joining in this new book meme called “The Friday Face-Off” which is hosted by Books by Proxy and this week’s theme is: CITY!!!

For this week, I have decided to choose Cassandra Clare’s City of Bones from the Mortal Instruments series and compare the two and choose which one I like the best!

 

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Artemis Yayinlari – 2014

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And the winner is…

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I’ve chosen the movie cover (the second cover) because it is the most dazzling and creative of the three covers.  I loved the way that you have the modern day city on the top of the cover and in the water, you have a castle the reflects the city and I just loved the way that the castle reflects in the water, giving this cover an extremely mysterious yet beautiful feel!

Down the TBR Hole #1


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Hey everyone! I just saw this interesting book meme on It’s All About Books’ post, which was started on Secret Library, which was started on Lost in a Story and I was really interested in this meme since my TBR shelf is getting way out of hand at this point and it’s time for me to do some cleaning out on my TBR shelf!

RULES:

  • Go to your goodreads to-read shelf.
  • Order on ascending date added.
  • Take the first 5 (or 10 if you’re feeling adventurous) books
  • Read the synopses of the books
  • Decide: keep it or should it go?

So, here’s my first 10 books from my TBR pile that I’m going to go through!

 

  1. Vampire Knight Volume 3 by Matsuri Hino

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VERDICT:

KEEP

I just read the first two volumes in this series and I’ve enjoyed them, so I’ll keep this volume on my shelf so I can read the rest of this series.

 

2. Shattered: The Sectarian Divide and Start of the Feminist Revolution in Islam by Syed Abbas Rizvi

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VERDICT:

GO

At the moment, I’m not in the mood to read any nonfiction books, especially the ones that deal with war, so this one has to go.

 

3.  The Brides’ Fair by Hal Fleming

The Brides' Fair

VERDICT:

GO

Another nonfiction book that deals with terrorism that I’m not in the mood to read, so this one is going too.

 

4. Teddy the Bear by Billy Young

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VERDICT:

KEEP

I was about to take this off my shelf, until I read the description and it sounds pretty interesting! Hopefully, I’ll get around to reading it soon!

 

5.  An Affair of Concoctions by Eamon Loingsigh

An Affair of Concoctions

VERDICT:

KEEP

Another book I was about to take off my shelf until I saw the description and it does sound like an intriguing book to check out, despite the really short summary.

 

6.  Celia’s Puppies by Claudia Hall Christian

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VERDICT:

GO

I’m just probably not in the mood at the moment to check this book out.  Maybe much later I might check this book out, but at the moment, this book has got to go.

 

7. Definitely Digital! by Thomas Palfy

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VERDICT:

GO

Another nonfiction book that I am not interested in and I’m not into reading books about photography, so this one is going off the shelf.

 

8.  Postal Seance:  A Scientific Investigation into the Possibility of a Postlife Postal Existence by Henrik Drescher

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VERDICT:

KEEP

Henrik Drescher is one of my all-time favorite authors and I’ve been dying to check this book out for sometime, so definitely keeping this!

 

9.  Great Day for Up by Dr. Seuss

Great Day for Up

VERDICT:

KEEP

I actually own this book and I’ve been meaning to re read this book for some time now, so this will stay on the shelf.

 

10. The Green Bronze Mirror by Lynne Ellison

The Green Bronze Mirror

VERDICT:

GO

I never was a fan of children’s books that delve into time traveling history (except for the Time Warp Trio series), so this one is going off the shelf.

 

TOTAL NUMBER OF BOOKS REMOVED:  5

TOTAL NUMBER OF BOOKS KEPT:  5

TOTAL BOOKS LEFT ON TBR SHELF:  567

Recommend Me This! Saturdays #1: September 2, 2017


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Hey everyone! I just participated in a book meme hosted by Rabbit Ears Book Blog called “Recommend Me This! Saturdays!  It’s where you can recommend various books to other book bloggers and you can choose any genre you want, as long as you suggest up to 3 books for the recommendations!

For me, I will go with historical romance for this week and here are my picks for historical romance novels that you should check out:

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WWW WEDNESDAYS #9: AUGUST 30, 2017


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Hello everyone! WWW Wednesday is a book meme hosted by Sam @ Taking On a World of Words and you just answer three questions and leave your links down below!

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Even though I haven’t read this book yet, I’ll be starting Caraval by Stephanie Garber since it was chosen for August’s TBR Read and I’ve been hearing nothing but good things about this book!

 


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I had just finished reading Made You Up by Francesca Zappia and honestly, this is one of the best reads I had read for this year!  I just loved the fact that this book explores mental illness (in this case schizophrenia) in such an intriguing way and I really loved the characters in this book, especially Miles who was probably the best part of this book!  I was also shocked by the huge twist in this story, as it caught me off by surprise!

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The first book I wanted to read next is When Dimple Met Rishi by Sandhya Menon as I needed a good diverse read in my book pile and I’ve been hearing lots of good things about this book!  The next book I wanted to read is a physical ARC book I’ve received last year called Curioddity by Paul Jenkins and I’ve been putting off this book for awhile now, so I’m going to try to read it as soon as I can!  The last book I wanted to read next is Heartless by Marissa Meyer.  Since I’ve enjoyed Marissa Meyer’s first two books Cinder and Scarlet, I wanted to give Heartless a try and see if it’s as good as the last two books I’ve read!

 

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TOP TEN TUESDAY #:8 TOP 10 Rabbit Ears Books You Should read to Kids at School


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Top Ten Tuesday is an original feature/weekly meme created at The Broke and the Bookish.

 

Each week there’s a different Top Ten list. It’s a great way to find and connect with other awesome bloggers.

 

So today’s Top Ten Tuesday theme is a school read freebie and I’ve chosen “Top 10 Rabbit Ears Books You Should read to Kids at School” (because this is a site for mostly Rabbit Ears stuff and these books would be great for school children all alike)!

 

1. John Henry

 

John Henry (1992)

For anyone who wants to read some good books about “John Henry,” I would highly recommend checking out this version of the classic tale, which is narrated by Denzel Washington along with music by the late B.B. King!

 

2. East of the Sun West of the Moon

 

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If you want a nice story that is set in Scandinavia / Norway, I would strongly suggest reading “East of the Sun West of the Moon” which is a truly heartwarming and magical story narrated by Max Von Sydow along with artwork by Vivienne Flesher!

 

3.  The Tiger and the Brahmin

 

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If you want to introduce the culture of India to kids, then I would suggest checking out “The Tiger and the Brahmin” which takes place in India and also features tigers that children would love!  It is also narrated by Ben Kingsley along with music by the late Ravi Shankar!

 

4. Princess Scargo and the Birthday Pumpkin

 

Princess Scargo and the Birthday Pumpkin (1992)

If you want a great Native American story to tell to children for Native American studies, I would definitely check out “Princess Scargo and the Birthday Pumpkin,” which is narrated by Geena Davis!

 

5. Finn McCoul

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If you want to read a good story that takes place in Ireland for children who want to read more about Ireland, I would suggest reading “Finn McCoul” which is such a wonderful folktale that takes place in Ireland and is narrated by Catherine O’Hara!

 

6.  The Emperor and the Nightingale

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Trying to introduce children to not only Hans Christian Andersen tales, but to Chinese stories also?  Then, I would highly recommend checking out “The Emperor and the Nightingale,” which is narrated by Glenn Close along with music by Mark Isham!

 

7. Jack and the Beanstalk

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Want to read more versions of “Jack and the Beanstalk” to children?  I would definitely recommend checking out “Jack and the Beanstalk” which is narrated by Michael Palin along with music by Dave Stewart!

8.  Pecos Bill

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If kids at school really enjoy the “Pecos Bill” mythos, I would highly recommend checking out “Pecos Bill” which is probably one of the funniest interpretations of the tale as it was narrated by the late Robin Williams!

 

9. The Fool and the Flying Ship

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If you want to introduce Russian folktales to children, then I would highly recommend “The Fool and the Flying Ship” which is the funniest version of the folktale ever created and is another tale that is narrated by the late Robin Williams!

 

10. The Legend of Sleepy Hollow

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Want a good spooky read for children?  I would highly recommend “The Legend of Sleepy Hollow” which is a nice and spooky tale narrated by Glenn Close!

 

So, what children’s books do you want children in school to read? Please feel free to comment below!

 

Posted on Tuesday, August 22, 2017.

 

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BOOK PHOTO SUNDAYS #28: August 20, 2017


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Hey everyone! I’m participating in this new meme called “Book Photo Sundays” which is hosted by Rabbit Ears Book Blog and the goal of this meme is to post up whatever book photos you had taken such as photos of your book hauls, library hauls, photos from book conventions or photos of you with a book!  You can take the photos from your Instagram, Twitter, Tumblr, or any other account where you keep your book photos!

Here’s my book collection with a blue, orange and yellow theme!

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