Top Ten Tuesday

Top Ten Tuesday: Things Books Have Made Me Want to Do

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Happy Tuesday! This week’s Top Ten Tuesday theme is a really interesting one: the Top Ten Things Books Have Made Me Want to Do. Books have inspired me to want to do so many fun, fascinating, and far away things. It’s a sort of Bookish Bucket List, if you will. I haven’t done any of these things yet, but here’s hoping I’ll be able to cross at least a few of them off this list someday!

the adventures of huckleberry finn cover1. Follow the route of Huckleberry Finn and Jim. 

I’ve heard of people following the route that these two adventurers took in the classic novel The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn by Mark Twain, and it sounds like such a fun trip to go on! Imagine being able to read any scene in the book and say: “Yup, I’ve been there!”

Wild by Cheryl Strayed cover2. Hike the Appalachian Trail. 

Even though Cheryl Strayed focuses on the Pacific Crest Trail in her memoir Wild, it still makes me want to hike the Appalachian Trail even more. The conditions and weather on the west coast of the United States are too extreme for me, but I could definitely see myself hiking at least part of the Appalachian Trail in the future.

eat pray love3. Practice daily meditation. 

Meditation has always been something I’ve had at least a vague interest in; however, it wasn’t until reading Eat, Pray, Love by Elizabeth Gilbert that I considered just how powerful a tool it could be. I would love to incorporate this into my daily routine, but I never know if I’m doing it right.

Jurassic Park by Michael Crichton4. Become an archaeologist. 

Okay, so this one probably won’t ever happen, but how cool would it be to discover DINOSAURS? Michael Crichton’s Jurassic Park has definitely fueled my recent love for these exciting yet extinct creatures.

the raven boys5. Find and follow a ley line. 

Oh, Gansey: your fascination with ley lines has rubbed off on me! While I highly doubt this will ever happen either, I can’t help but hope that I could have a magical adventure like the one Blue and the boys have in The Raven Boys by Maggie Stiefvater.

the night circus cover6. Go to a circus. 

No circus could ever live up to the one inThe Night Circus by Erin Morgenstern, but I still think it would be really fun to go to one. Besides, who knows– maybe people just don’t stick around long enough after the sun sets to see the real Night Circus?

When We Collided7. Spend the summer in an adorable beach town. 

I’ve visited beach towns before on day trips, but I think I would have a different perspective of them entirely if I stayed there for the majority of the summer like Vivi in When We Collided by Emery Lord. Meet the locals, get to know the best secret restaurants, snag the hidden gem of a beach spot… the possibilities are endless!

Amy & Roger's Epic Detour by Morgan Matson cover8. Go on a road trip with friends. 

My family and I have been on many road trips before (as I discussed last summer) but I think it would be super fun to go on one just with my friends now that we’re all officially adults with driver’s licenses and stuff. (I wouldn’t say no to a romance like in Amy & Roger’s Epic Detour by Morgan Matson, either.)

outcasts of 19 schuyler place cover9. Paint a mural on my bedroom ceiling. 

Ever since reading about Margaret having Jake paint a gorgeous rose on the ceiling of her bedroom in The Outcasts of 19 Schuyler Place by E.L. Konigsburg I’ve secretly wanted to do a project like this in my own bedroom. I would probably paint a flower, a night sky, or something else nature-y.

the hobbit cover10. Visit the hobbit holes in New Zealand. 

A girl can dream, right? Living the Shire life of The Hobbit by J.R.R. Tolkien in real life would be AMAZING. I need to make my way over there, ASAP!hobbits gandalf

What are some things that books have made you want to do? What do you think of the things on my list? Have you done any of these things before? Let me know in the comments section below!

Yours,

HOLLY

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Awards

Book Fangirling Blog Award

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Hello, hello! Today I bring to you the Book Fangirling Blog Award. Thanks so much to Grace @ kimmie.gg for nominating me!

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  • Create a post to accept your award.
  • Add the blog award button into your post and put it on the side of your blog as a widget. Visit fangirling for the award button.
  • Answer the questions I have below.
  • Nominate between 5-10 book bloggers who you think also deserve this award.
  • Come up with your own 5 questions for your nominees.

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What is your favorite color? And what character embodies that color best?

My favorite color is yellow, because it’s so cheery and positive and reminds me of summer, golden honey, and tall blooming sunflowers. I think Luna Lovegood from the Harry Potter series embodies the color yellow best because she’s always optimistic and has a bright outlook on life.

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jane eyre coverIs there a book that embodies who you are? What book is it and why?

Oooh, tough question!! My gut response to this question was Jane Eyre by Charlotte Bronte, most likely because I feel like I can relate with Jane a lot. We’re both quite independent and simply trying to do the best with what we have. My second thought was J.R.R. Tolkien’s The Hobbita book I have grown up with and that I’ve returned to so many times in search of comfort, advice, and merriment.

Jellicoe-Road-by-Melina-Marchetta_thumbWho is your last book crush and why?

My answer to this remains resolute: JONAH GRIGGS. ❤ If you haven’t already read Jellicoe Road by Melina Marchetta, read it ASAP! All of the characters have so much depth and dimension to their personalities that you can’t help but become invested in their stories.

Where do you enjoy reading the most?

I love reading outside on my porch in the sunshine, especially when there’s a slight warm breeze that rustles the leaves in the trees. Perfection. 

What does your dream library look like?

A cozy hobbit hole lined with shelves, complete with a fireplace and comfy armchair in the corner.

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  1. If you could trade places with one character for a day, who would it be?
  2. Do you prefer stories driven by plot or characters?
  3. What is the longest book you’ve ever read?
  4. What character would be your BFF in real life?
  5. Is there a book that embodies who you are? What book is it and why?

I stole the last question from Grace because it’s really thought-provoking and I can’t wait to see how people respond.

Thanks again to Grace for nominating me! Be sure to check out her blog– she’s a fabulous bundle of wonderfulness. 🙂

What are your answers to any of these questions? What do you think of my answers? Let me know in the comments section below!

Yours,

HOLLY

Bookish, Tags

Soundtrack to My Life Book Tag

Soundtrack to My Life

I’m so excited to finally get around to doing the Soundtrack to My Life Tag! I’ve seen a bunch of people do this one before and it looks like so much fun, so I was so happy when I woke up one morning and discovered that I had been tagged. A big thanks to The Orang-utan Librarian for tagging me!

Let’s get on with the show, shall we?

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The BFG by Roald DahlWhen I was in fourth grade my teacher read us The BFG by Roald Dahl and I absolutely fell in love with the story. I wanted to meet my own Big Friendly Giant so badly! Since then it has always stuck with me and is the first book that comes to mind when thinking of myself as a young reader. It just goes to show that being read to is just as important as a child reading on their own.

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the hobbit coverThe Hobbit by J.R.R. Tolkien is one of those books that I always enjoy, no matter when I’m reading it or how many times I’ve read it before. I love the burst of nostalgia it gives me and the way it instantly takes me back to the first time I read it in fifth grade. There’s something about the exciting and fantastical sense of adventure that keeps me coming back for more. It’s one of my go-to books for battling those dreaded reading slumps!

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Great ExpectationsI read Great Expectations by Charles Dickens for my AP English class during my senior year of high school and absolutely fell in love with it. There are endless aspects of it to adore: watching Pip grow up and change with age, the bizarre quirks of Miss Havisham, and of course the captivating mystery that ties it all together. This book converted me into a lover of Dickens’ novels, for sure!

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John Green PIZZAI’m going to have to go with John Green for this one. Not only do I adore his books, but his books and videos were an integral part of my middle and early high school experience. John Green is such an inspiration and I love the work that he does both in regard to writing and in his personal life in general. DFTBA!

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A Darker Shade final for IreneI’m not a huge fan of action sequences or fighting in books, mostly because I usually don’t find them all that interesting. However, I have to say that A Darker Shade of Magic by V.E. Schwab has some awesome fight scenes. The best part about them is the magic involved– a little spark of magic always makes everything more exciting!

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dairy queen coverI tried reading Dairy Queen by Catherine Gilbert Murdock over a year ago and I just couldn’t get through it to the end. I read maybe 50 pages of it– no more than 100 pages at the most– and it simply wasn’t clicking with me. I didn’t think the plot was exciting at all and I didn’t really feel for any of the characters. I ended up setting it aside altogether, and I don’t regret it!

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All the Light We Cannot SeeI feel as though I’m constantly recommending All the Light We Cannot See by Anthony Doerr to people, and with good reason: IT’S BRILLIANT. I mention it all the time (both on this blog and to people I know in person), but it honestly deserves every piece of praise that it receives. I read it over a year ago now and I still can’t stop thinking about it!

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tfiosOkay, so here’s the thing: I’ve never actually cried/sobbed while reading a book. Lately it’s been happening more with movies, but for some reason I’ve just never been that emotional of a reader. I certainly feel all of the emotions, but the closest I’ve come to crying is when I teared up at the end of The Fault in Our Stars by John Green. If you’ve read it or have seen the movie, you definitely know why!

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harry potter and the sorcerer's stone coverTHIS IS SUCH A DIFFICULT QUESTION. There are so many series that I’ve loved over the years, but I since I’ve already mentioned Tolkien in this tag once (I absolutely LOVE The Lord of the Rings) I’ll go with Harry Potter by J.K. Rowling. It’s an obvious one, but it’s the truth! It’s been with me since I read the first book in second grade, and the magic never fades!

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looking for alaska5 years ago I was a freshman in high school (EEEK! I’m so old!!!), and my favorite book was probably something by John Green, most likely Looking for Alaska. It’s one of those books that has really stuck with me over the years, despite the controversy that sometimes surrounds it. There’s just something about it that makes me so nostalgic whenever I read it, which is usually in the summertime. Suspense-37and then there were noneI first read And Then There Were None by Agatha Christie when I was in fifth grade (was I a little too young for it? Maybe.) and I have read it countless times since there. It’s such a brilliant mystery and each time I read it I pick up on little details that I hadn’t noticed before. There’s actually a new BBC mini-series about it that I absolutely have to watch as soon as possible– I can’t wait to see how they adapt the story for to be told on-screen!

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jellicoe road coverAgain, Jellicoe Road by Melina Marchetta is one of those books that I’ve mentioned countless times on this blog, mostly because I’ve read it countless times and I’ve enjoyed it more and more each time I do. I love the intertwining story lines, I love the characters, I love the setting– I love everything about it! I can distinctly remember checking it out of my local library years ago to read it for the first time, and I’m so glad that I randomly picked it up off the shelf that day!

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Harry Potter and the Order of the PhoenixAccording to Goodreads, the longest book I’ve ever read is Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix by J.K. Rowling, which has 870 pages. That surprised me at first, but I guess it makes sense because most of the long books I’ve read recently have been somewhere in the 600-700 page range at the most. Kudos to the Harry Potter series for being composed of numerous tomes!

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Mockingjay by Suzanne CollinsIt’s been years since I first read Mockingjay by Suzanne Collins, but nevertheless I still remember distinctly hating the ending. It seemed so forced and emotionless. Perhaps that was the point of it, but either way I didn’t enjoy it in the slightest. It just had so much potential that was wasted on a rushed epilogue! I’m interested to see how it’s handled in the movie.

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the handmaid's tale coverThe first book that comes to mind when I think of epilogues is The Handmaid’s Tale by Margaret AtwoodI won’t say much about it specifically because I don’t want to spoil it for anyone, but it puts a completely different perspective on the entire novel. It’s definitely one of the best epilogues I’ve ever read and certainly makes your head spin a bit!

And there you have it! Boy, that was a long tag! I’m not going to specifically tag anyone else because at this point I’m not sure who has already done it and who hasn’t. If you feel like doing this tag, please do!!

What books would you want on the soundtrack of your life? What do you think of the books I’ve chosen? Let me know in the comments section below!

Yours,

HOLLY

 

 

 

Tags

The HAMILTON Book Tag

THE HAMILTON BOOK TAG

Lately I’ve been listening to one thing and one thing only: HAMILTON THE MUSICAL. I go to bed listening to Hamilton, I wake up singing Hamilton, and every time I hear something resembling any of the lyrics my mind automatically thinks of the corresponding song. I cannot express to you how much I love this musical: it combines my love for United States history and the Founding Fathers with stellar vocal and instrumental performance, incredibly catchy tunes, and some ridiculously brilliant lyrics. Clearly, Lin-Manuel Miranda is genius.

To spread my love for Hamilton, I’ve decided to create my first ever original book tag!!

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Here are the rules:

  • Thank the person who tagged you and link back to their blog
  • Link back to the original post (this one)
  • Match each song listed with a book of your choice based on the criteria given
  • Tag tag tag!
  • Let people know that you’ve tagged them

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The Martian by Andy Weir1. Alexander Hamilton: A book with an underdog protagonist

I think that Mark in The Martian by Andy Weir takes the cake for this one. Poor Mark– no one is prepared to have to survive on Mars by himself, especially with little hope of being rescued.

Jellicoe-Road-by-Melina-Marchetta_thumb2. My Shot: A book that made you want to RISE UP and tell everyone about it

I know I mention Jellicoe Road by Melina Marchetta all of the time, but it’s truly the books that always comes to mind. After a recent reread of this I actually tried to tell my mom the entire plot… needless to say, it didn’t sound nearly as good as it does in Marchetta’s own words!

pride and prejudice cover 23. The Schuyler Sisters: A book with some kick@$$ sisters

The Bennet sisters in Pride and Prejudice by Jane Austen are not ones to back down from a challenge, especially when that challenge involves a man. You go get him, sister!

Jurassic Park by Michael Crichton4. You’ll Be Back: A book you’ll know you’ll read again

Jurassic Park by Michael Crichton is way too good to not reread at least a few more times. Sure, I know the ending, but the crazy twists and adventures along the way will undoubtedly make it as suspenseful and exciting as it was when I read it for the first time.

Why Not Me? by Mindy Kaling5. Helpless: A book that you couldn’t help but buy

As soon as I heard about Mindy Kaling’s second book Why Not Me? I knew that I would have to buy it and read it ASAP. I absolutely adored her first book, but I loved this one ever more!

All the Light We Cannot See6. Dear Theodosia: A book that blew you away

I’ve mentioned All the Light We Cannot See by Anthony Doerr a million times and I’ll mention it a million times more: THIS BOOK IS INCREDIBLE. If you like historical fiction or a story with stunningly beautiful writing, then this is the book for you!

Illuminae7. Non-Stop: A book that you couldn’t stop reading

Illuminae by Amie Kaufman and Jay Kristoff is the definition of a gripping, suspenseful, and entertaining story. It also helps that the unique format of this book makes it feel like a super fast read!

Great Expectations8. Cabinet Battle #1: A book that you would always defend in an argument

I loved Great Expectations by Charles Dickens when I read it for my AP English class in high school, but since then I’ve noticed that people either seem to really like it or really hate it. With that said, I will always defend this book as the masterpiece of literature that it is!

A Darker Shade final for Irene9. The Room Where It Happens: A book with a unique setting

London, England might not sound like the most original setting for a story– but how about a bunch of magical, color-coded Londons? In A Darker Shade of Magic, V.E. Schwab adds her own fantastical twist to this famous city, making it a setting I’ll always want to revisit.

beloved cover10. It’s Quiet Uptown: A book that left you speechless

Beloved by Toni Morrison is one of those books that just leaves you at a loss for words with its raw emotion and powerful story. You really have to read it and experience it for yourself in order to understand how impactful and hard-hitting it can be.

The Hunger Games by Suzanne Collins11. The Election of 1800: A book revolving around a competition

What better book to match with this song than The Hunger Games by Suzanne Collins? Without the idea of competition, this book would basically have no point whatsoever.

jane eyre cover12. Who Lives, Who Dies, Who Tells Your Story: A book with a memorable narrator

I love the way Jane Eyre by Charlotte Bronte is narrated as a sort of autobiography by Jane Eyre herself. The framework of the story ties it all together, especially at the end when she really brings in her older perspective about her life.

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Tag, you’re it! (If you haven’t listened to Hamilton before, a) go listen to it NOW   or b) don’t worry about doing this tag!)

And YOU! Yes YOU! If you love Hamilton, feel free to join in this tag!

What is your favorite Hamilton song? What do you think of the books I’ve picked? Let me know in the comments section below!

Yours,

HOLLY

Wreck This Journal

Climbing the Misty Mountains // Wreck This Journal 8

Wreck This JournalFollow me as I adventure through my copy of Wreck This Journal by Keri SmithClick here to see my other completed pages!Suspense-13The instructions on this page read: Climb up high. Drop the journal. I knew that I didn’t want to actually drop the journal from any significant height, so I had to get creative.

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Inspiration for this page struck me when I listened to the song “Misty Mountains” from The Hobbit movie soundtrack. I’ve been trying to think of an idea for this page for ages, and I was so happy when I finally had the idea to do a Hobbit theme.

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I drew the drawing of Smaug on the left page by hand without tracing anything, but I based it off of this book cover:

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I’m really pleased with how these pages turned out! My drawing skills are terrible, so the fact that I was able to draw something that kind of resembles Smaug is really surprising. I’m glad I was able to incorporate some of my love for The Hobbit and LOTR into this journal!

Have you ever worked on a Wreck This Journal? How would you have decorated this page? Let me know in the comments section below!

Yours,

HOLLY

Movies

Movie Review: The Hobbit Trilogy

The Hobbit MoviesI first read J.R.R. Tolkien’s The Hobbit when I was in fifth grade, and since then I have gone back and reread four or five times. This captivating tale of dwarves, wizards, elves, a dragon, and one little brave hobbit has enthralled me ever since I first experienced the joy of reading it. I loved the way Tolkien was able to tell such an epic adventure in just one novel, as well as the enchanting world that he introduces readers to within its pages. Knowing it all this, you can imagine my excitement when I learned that The Hobbit was being made into- not one, not two- three movies. Several years have come and gone since the announcement was officially made, and now all three movies have been released in theaters. I have seen them all, and I feel as though I have given them enough thought that I can now share my thoughts about this trilogy as a whole with you all.

The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey

I have to say that the first movie, The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey, is probably my favorite out of the three. I think it’s the one that followed the book the closest, which might explain why I liked it so much. It gave me the same warm, fuzzy feeling that the Lord of the Rings movies gave me, and I love that opening seen with all of the dwarves barging into Bilbo’s house! I was a bit confused about why they added the pale orc into the story, but I realized later on that it was so they could extend the story into three full movies.

The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug

Of course, the highlight of the second movie, The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug, was none other than SMAUG himself. My oh my, Benedict Cumberbatch was fantastic as Smaug!! I loved the parts with him in it, especially when Smaug and Bilbo are talking inside the mountain. On the other hand, I didn’t really care for the romance between Tauriel and Kili. It seemed really random to me, although it was sweet. I enjoyed this movie overall, but not as much as the first one. It was more of a transition movie than anything else, like the middle installments of trilogies usually are.

The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies

I went to see the third and final movie, The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies, in the movie theater with my mom and we were basically laughing through the whole thing. There were some pretty funny special effects in here, and places where you could definitely tell that they were using a green screen. The fight scenes were super intense, and Thranduil’s sass got me every time. Legolas had some crazy moves that basically defied the laws of physics, and I just couldn’t help but chuckle. Who knew he was such a ninja?!?!

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However, we were NOT laughing at the ending. My goodness, that was so incredibly sad!!! Like I said, I’ve read the book many times before so I knew what was going to happen, but seeing it on the big screen before me made it so much worse. I thought they did a really good job with those scenes, though, especially since they’re rather difficult to pull off well.

My biggest problem with the third movie is that Smaug dies at the very beginning, before the title of the movie is even shown. Why didn’t this happen at the end of the second movie- which is titled THE DESOLATION OF SMAUG????? That’s one of those scenes that seems like a climax to me- I mean, THE DRAGON DIES- and I was shocked that it happened so early in the third movie. It would have been great if there had been some build-up to it because it felt really out of place to me.

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Overall, I did enjoy The Hobbit trilogy, however I was also disappointed by some aspects of it. I think it’s because I have such an emotional attachment to the book and I just really wanted to see a strict movie adaptation of it without a bunch of extra stuff thrown in. These movies aren’t as good as the Lord of the Rings ones in my opinion, but I still really enjoyed them all the same. Despite my quibbles, I believe that Peter Jackson has once again made Tolkien fans incredibly proud!!!

What were your thoughts on these movies? Let me know in the comments section below!

Yours,

HOLLY

Music

musical mondays: soundtracks

I love soundtracks.

I love how they can embody the feeling of a great movie, how they can take you right back to specific scenes in your mind. I love the atmosphere they provide, whether it be scary or exciting or suspenseful or calming. I love the fact that they are the connection between film and music, images and sounds.

I just love them in general.

I have a bit of a problem, and it’s this: I can’t write while listening to music with lyrics. It’s like my mind can’t produce its own words while listening to others. To remedy this situation, I’ve taken to listening to either classical music or instrumental soundtracks while writing essays, blog posts, stories, etc. Some of my favorite soundtracks to write to include The Lord of the Rings, Harry Potter, The Hobbit, and Star Trek. They’re perfect for cranking out that essay in a flash.

I sometimes feel as though soundtracks don’t get enough credit. They are awesome! So let’s spread a love of soundtracks!

What are your favorite soundtracks? Can you listen to music with lyrics while you write? Let me know in the comments section below!

Yours,

HOLLY

Top Ten Tuesday

top ten tuesday: favorite books from my childhood

Top Ten TuesdayIt’s time for another Top Ten Tuesday, a meme hosted by the lovely blog The Broke and the Bookish. This week the theme is Top Ten All Time Favorite Books in X Genre. We’re allowed to pick the genre, so I’ve decided to choose my favorite books from my childhood- mostly from before middle school. In no particular order:

  1. The Outcasts of 19 Schuyler Place by E.L. Konigsburg. I actually still own the copy of this book that I bought when I was in third grade. I reread it almost every summer, and I absolutely love it! It’s a fun summer camp story that was enjoyable years ago and even more enjoyable to read now.
  2. Gregor the Overlander by Suzanne Collins. I read this with my reading enrichment group in fifth grade, and very recently I realized that it was the same author of Hunger Games! I just never put two and two together, I guess. This was action-packed and still had the elements of fantasy that I loved.
  3. The Hobbit by J.R.R. Tolkien. I read this book in fifth grade as well, although I’m not sure how much of the overall meaning I actually got from it. But I fell in love with the elves, dwarves, and especially the hobbits, which led me to read the Lord of the Rings trilogy early on in middle school.
  4. Harry Potter series by J.K. Rowling. As you’ve probably already noticed, a was a bit of a fantasy lover when I was a kid. I credit the beginning of the obsession to the wonderful Harry Potter series, which I started when I was in second or third grade. Again, I didn’t really get the full impact of the story until I reread it later on, but I got the general idea. I was fascinated by the prospect of this magical school where it seemed like anything was possible with the wave of a wand. My fascination with it has hardly changed since then. 🙂tumblr_n1gwd3azdu1ttj3t7o1_500
  5. The BFG by Roald Dahl. I had the best teacher for fourth and fifth grade (yes, she taught my class for both years) and she used to read us the best books. One of them that I still remember quite well was The BFG. It was such a fun story, and even though she read it to us multiple times I never tired of hearing it.
  6. The House on Hackman’s Hill by Joan Lowery Nixon. This was another book that she used to read to us. It was fairly creepy (I mean, to a fourth grader. Not sure if I would find it so creepy now) and I remember being secretly scared every time she read it. But for some reason this made me like it even more!
  7. Little House on the Prairie by Laura Ingalls Wilder. I read these books all throughout elementary school, and for some time I actually wanted to live in a log cabin in the middle of the woods. I’m pretty sure that I would fail at living in the wild, though.
  8. Nancy Drew series by Carolyn Keene. I loved this series because there were so many books! I could read and read and when I went to the library there was always another one waiting for me. I didn’t read all of them (there are more than fifty, I think) but did read quite a few. The mysteries kept me guessing and I loved Nancy as a protagonist.
  9. Junie B. Jones series by Barbara Park. Did anyone else read these fun, quirky little books? I remember laughing out loud as I read them- the trouble Junie B. got herself into was just too funny!
  10. Bridge to Terabithia by Katherine Paterson. This book was first read to me in third grade, and then I read it by myself later on. I wanted to have a magical world just like the two main characters had, and then the ending- THE ENDING. I still remember how shocked I was that such a great story could suddenly have such a sad ending.

I’ve always been an avid reader, so this list was quite easy to make- and there are so many more that I could talk about! It’s so fun to revisit all of these stories that I grew up with. Maybe I’ll do a larger post on it in the future?

What are your favorite books from your childhood? Did you like to read as a kid, or did you develop your love of books later on? Let me know in the comments section below!

Yours,

HOLLY

WWW Wednesdays

WWW Wednesdays: February 12th

WWW WednesdaysWWW Wednesdays is meme hosted by Should Be Reading and asks three simple questions:

What are you currently reading???

Ender’s Game by Orson Scott Card, Insurgent by Veronica Roth, and The Reckless Decade by H.W. Brands.

What did you recently finish reading???

Unfortunately, I haven’t been able to read a lot lately because homework has been consuming my life. My books are staring at me from my desk, all dusty and lonely.

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I’m planning on reading quite a bit this weekend (hopefully) so I’ll definitely have finished at least one book by next week! That’s the plan, anyways. We’ll see how that turns out.

What do you think you’ll read next???

Not sure. There are so many books that I want to read, and new ones keep popping up at the library that are really enticing. TOO MANY CHOICES.

What are your answers to these questions? Let me know in the comments section below!

Yours,

HOLLY

Fandom Fridays

happy birthday mr. middle-earth!

smauglock

Happy Birthday, J.R.R. Tolkien!!!! Even though you are no longer with us, your spirit lives on in words that you left behind.

(and in the form of Smauglock)

(oh yes, I went there)

Yours,

HOLLY