[A gif that perfectly illustrates my relationship with the said shelf …]
“Cats don’t have names,” it said.
“No?” said Coraline.
“No,” said the cat. “Now you people have names. That’s because you don’t know who you are. We know who we are, so we don’t need names.”
― Neil Gaiman, Coraline
You know my name but not my to be read shelf… so I’d like you guys to be acquainted with my ever growing TBR. I usually feed it once in a blue moon but in large quantities. It’s wrecking havoc in my priorities and a fearsome entity, thus I fondly call it my monster TBR or mons-TBR for short.
So for this tag, what you’re suppose to do is take your name and find a book from your TBR that starts with each letter of your name (in my case it’s two books per letter). I decided to do both my username and the title for my book blog.
See full post at: My Name in TBR Books Tag — My Monster & Me
Ha! I totally did not plan for that title by the way. It came to me naturally… I was inspired.
“No matter what I say or do, I’m still me. The things I feel, the things I do, being a vampire, being a man … when all those things come together they make up “me.” But I’m none of these things taken separately.”
Continue reading “Midnight Secretary by Ohmi Tomu: Of Midnight Cravings”
Tessa Gray portrait by meileen_art
“You know that feeling,” she [Tessa] said, “when you are reading a book, and you know that it is going to be a tragedy; you can feel the cold and darkness coming, see the net drawing tight around the characters who live and breathe on the pages. But you are tied to the story as if being dragged behind a carriage and you cannot let go or turn the course aside.”
― Cassandra Clare, Clockwork Princess
My thoughts over at:
The Young Lady’s Chauffeur by Ishihara Keiko
“We are closest to each other as if it’s second nature. He’s the person I’ve called out to the most. I’ve never had to give a name to our relationship.”
Continue reading “Ojousama no Untenshu by Ishihara Keiko — A Tug At My Maiden Heart”
Sai art by SilentH3R0
“A smile is the best way to get oneself out of a tight spot, even if it is a fake one. Surprisingly enough, everyone takes it at face value. I read that in a book.”
― Masashi Kishimoto, Naruto
Floating thoughts over at my book blog: The Quote Hoarder: Learning to Smile
“Because in the end we’re all just a bunch of weirdos standing in front of other weirdos, asking for their username.”
Continue reading “Geekerella by Ashley Poston: We’re All Part of a Fandom”
“It’s bad to be a dragon.”
“Says who? Nothing wrong with a little bit of viciousness. Would you rather be a dove or a dragon?”
Continue reading “The Star-Touched Queen by Roshani Chokshi: A Magical World”
“Crows remember human faces. They remember the people who feed them, who are kind to them. And the people who wrong them too. They don’t forget. They tell each other who to look after and who to watch out for.”
Continue reading “Crooked Kingdom by Leigh Bardugo: A Murder of Crows”
“Oh this? It’s a bookworm. They live in books, and they love to eat important or valuable words.”
― CLAMP, xxxHolic, Vol. 7
via The Quote Hoarder: What is a bookworm?
“What really knocks me out is a book that, when you’re all done reading it, you wish the author that wrote it was a terrific friend of yours and you could call him up on the phone whenever you felt like it. That doesn’t happen much, though.”
― J.D. Salinger, The Catcher in the Rye
Continue reading “Authors I Would Dearly Love To Meet!”
“I love quotations because it is a joy to find thoughts one might have, beautifully expressed with much authority by someone recognized wiser than oneself.”
― Marlene Dietrich
Continue reading “For the Love of Books and Quotes: The Quote Hoarder”
“I do my best thinking at night when everyone else is sleeping. No interruptions. No noise. I like the feeling of being awake when no one else is.”
― Jennifer Niven, All the Bright Places
via The Quote Hoarder: The Night Owl 🦉
A challenge to summarize the book in one sentence, and also to poke fun at it. Think of it as a one-liner roast.
— The Awkward Book Blogger
Continue reading “One-Liner Challenge: Book and Manga Edition”
“It is very important to understand why those annoying people annoy you and then figure out where that fits into your world.”
― Auliq Ice
Continue reading “Bookish Pet Peeves: Be Warned, or find a book hurled at you!”
My first buddy read! A bookworm achievement unlocked thanks to story_girl inviting me to read this with her.
“Calbernans didn’t fear a woman’s strength. They celebrated it. Admired it. Wed it, if they were lucky enough.”
Continue reading “The Sea King by C.L. Wilson”
“A gambler, a convict, a wayward son, a lost Grisha, a Suli girl who had become a killer, a boy from the Barrel who had become something worse.”
Continue reading “Six of Crows by Leigh Bardugo: “No mourners, no funerals.””