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Sunday, November 27, 2016

MAY THE VOTING BEGIN!!!

Hey guys!

Attached to this post I have a Google Form! Please fill it out so you can get your favorites on the list for my (actual) first annual YA Book Awards! Please know that the books that are nominated may only be ones published in 2016.

Now I will remind you of the categories, there were a few changes that I did.

1. Best Overall Book
2. Most Badass Female Protagonist/Best Female Protagonist
3. Most Badass Male Protagonist/Best Male Protagonist
4. Best Supporting Character
5. Best Fantasy Book (All Fairy-tale retellings are under this category)
6. Best Sci-Fi Book
7. Best Contemporary Book
8. Book that made you cry the most
9. Book that made you want to throw it across the room in a fit of rage
10. Best Book Boyfriend
11. Book that gave you the biggest book hangover
12. Best Debut Author
13. Best Overall Author
14. Best Series that Ended
15. Best Stand-Alone Book





Please take the time to fill out the form so that your favorite books can make it to at least the nominations!!!


Thanks!
Delaney M.

Finally Going to See Fantastic Beasts!

Hey guys!
I am so excited for today, because I will finally be going to see Fantastic Beasts and where to find them! I don't know if you guys have heard but it is going to be a FIVE movie long series.
You can never have too much of the HP universe! I was thinking of whether or not I wanted to do a review of it on here or if I should start doing reviews of book to Movie/TV show adaptations, you guys should let me know what you want to see! I am so excited to see this! If you have seen it, shoot me an email at bookloversliftingandcrushing@gmail.com to tell me how you liked it because I have heard some mixed reviews. In general, I have heard that everyone loves Newt and that the beasts are adorable but the plot lacks something. So you guys should definitely let me know!

Thanks,
Delaney M.

Saturday, November 26, 2016

My TBR List at the Moment

Hey guys!
So today I was at the bookstore just browsing around looking at all of the books when it dawned on me. I have a shit-load of books that I need to read! I realize that I have books at home that I must read first, but still, I go out and buy more. I have a serious problem...

Seriously, my room is filled wall to wall with books. I just recently re-did my bookshelves (Ill post a picture of it later) and I actually had to just stack some books on the top part of it to make it work. 
But so I thought that it might be interesting to show you guys what my TBR list is right now. I know that some of you guys will hate me for not reading some of these yet and trust me, I probably hate myself for not reading them as well. 

My TBR List

1. A Court of Mist and Fury by Sarah J. Maas
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I am so ashamed to say that I have not read this yet. I think about it all the time, but as you guys may know, I am in this super reading slump and the size of this book intimidates me while I am in this slump. You guys can hate me all you want! I hate me too! Check out my reviews for other S.J. Maas's books HERE 

2. The Siren by Kiera Cass
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So I got this book for my birthday in August and it was published by Harper Collins in January of 2016 but it was actually originally published in 2009. I am just waiting for the right moment to read this. Kiera Cass's books have always been just a light and fluffy kind of book that I read when I need a pick-me-up so if I am in the mood for that kind of book then. Check out my reviews for other Kiera Cass's books HERE

3. The Rose and the Dagger by Renee Adieh
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I got this book for my birthday as well. I am very excited to read it! I absolutely loved The Wrath and the Dawn and Renee is so nice. Im not sure if I want to read The Wrath and the Dawn again before I read this or just watch a spoiler review and read the book recap of it. What do you think? But I am so excited and hopefully I will get to this soon! Check out my review for The Wrath and the Dawn HERE

4. Frost Like Night by Sara Raasch
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I'm also super excited to read this book! Check out my review for Snow Like Ashes HERE and my review for Ice Like Fire HERE

5. A Torch Against the Night by Sabaa Tahir
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Another book that I am very excited for. This is the second book in the An Ember in the Ashes series and the first book was truly captivating! I don't have a review for the first one apparently, although I thought I did. 

6. Glass Sword by Victoria Aveyard
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I know, I know. I can't believe that I haven't read this book either. If you didn't know, this is the second book in the Red Queen series. I have had this book for so long and everyone said that this was even better than the first book and I really did enjoy the first one. Click HERE for my review for Red Queen 

7 (Last one, I promise). Rebel Spring by Morgan Rhodes
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For those who don't know, this is the second book in the Falling Kingdoms series. I really liked Falling Kingdoms but I don't feel super rushed to read this book. Click HERE for my review for Falling Kingdoms.

I am sorry that this post is so long!!! But I do hope that you enjoyed it! 


Thanks for sticking out for the entire post! Have a cookie! 

Delaney M. 


YA Book Awards 2016 (The Categories)




Hey guys!

So every single year I say that I am going to do this, but I am determined to do a YA book award show this year! So what I am thinking is that I will have the regions (what are they called again? oh yeah! Categories!) So I'll have the categories and then I will make a form or a poll that is privated to me and all of you guys can vote on what you think are the best in those categories. So right, without further a do, here are the categories...


  • Best Overall Book
  • Most Badass Female Protagonist
  • Most Badass Male Protagonist
  • Best Supporting Character
  • Best Fantasy Book
  • Best Sci-Fi Book
  • Best Fairy-Tale Retelling
  • Best Contemporary Book
  • Best Historical Fiction Book
  • Book that made you cry the most
  • Book that made you want to throw it across the room in a fit of rage
  • Best Book Boyfriend
  • Book that made you go into the biggest reading slump
  • Best Debut Author
  • Best Series that Ended
  • Best Stand-Alone Book
I may take out or add some categories in the time being, but for now here are the categories so be thinking about what books you want to win! I will be putting up the poll or Google Form very soon. SPREAD THE WORD MY CHERUBS!!!!!!! 
I want to have a good mix of lots of books so that is very diverse and stuff. 
See YA!!! 

Delaney M.

Thursday, November 10, 2016

Friend, epicnessa.com

Hey guys,
I just wanted to talk about another friend of mine who has a very successful blog. If you are looking for some new blog/website that is truly amazing you have to go check her out. And if you already have, GREAT! Vanessa is such a great person and she does so many interesting things and has many amazing stories. You have to check it out if you haven't already. The name is epicnessa.com it is also in the title. YOU GUYS HAVE TO CHECK IT OUT! I'm gonna put the link below in really big font to make sure that you click it.

epicnessa.com


Thanks

Delaney M

Saturday, November 5, 2016

Sorry... (I hope this starts to make up for it)

Hey guys!
I am so sorry that I have not posted for a long time. I have been extremely busy with crew and school and I am in this super reading slump so I have not had the urge to do something for this blog. But I am going to show you today what I am finally going to be reading. I am very excited about this and I have been wanting to read this book for a while and now I finally am! I just randomly picked up this novel and there is no telling when I am going to finish it with this torturous reading slump! But here is the book that I will be reading!!!!!!
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AND I DARKEN BY KIERSTEN WHITE!!!!
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If you don't know what this book is about, it is a gender-bend on Vlad the Impaler who was this killer in the Byzantine Empire which is so cool. I already thought that Vlad was interesting so I am interested to see White's take on this in the female side. As you can see the cover is gorgeous and I have been carrying around this book with me for a couple of days just in case I get the chance that I can read it and so many people have told me how they think that the cover is beautiful (which it is). But I am very excited to be reading this book. I heard that it is slow to get into which maybe isnt the best for this reading slump but im gonna read it anyways!


Thank you!

Delaney M.