Top 5 Wednesday: Title Fonts on Covers

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Happy Wednesday everyone! Today is definitely feeling like Hump Day and all I want to do is sleep in until noon tomorrow, but alas, I have school. This week’s topic is title cover fonts that we like. This one is a little strange because I don’t always notice title fonts on their own. As part of a package deal with the cover, I always have an opinion on what I like and what I don’t like, but as an aesthetic all on its own, I usually gloss over it. As I digging through my books, I noticed that the fonts that jumped out to me fell into one of two categories: fine, loopy cursive or letters shaped like symbols. Here’s my list so you can see for yourself.

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Top Ten Tuesday: Top Ten Books on my Fall (and Winter) TBR

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Hello everyone! It’s another week, another Tuesday. I’ve been incredibly bored the last couple of days because I actually managed to get too far ahead on my homework (I know, I’m still wondering if the real me got abducted by aliens) but my reading selections still aren’t wowing me. I decided to go back to some of my old roots and picked up a Nora Roberts romance. I’m not finding it as thrilling I used to find her books, but it’s not horrible, so I’m staying optimistic. As for this week’s Top Ten Tuesday topic, I’m going to be sharing some books I’m eagerly awaiting so I can add them to my monstrous TBR pile. As I don’t have enough Fall releases on my list, I’m also going to talk about some Winter 2015-2016 releases as well. This list isn’t ranked in any particular order. Hope you enjoy!

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Book Review: A Thousand Pieces of You

A Thousand Pieces of YouA Thousand Pieces of You

By: Claudia Gray

Genres: Romance, Science Fiction, Young Adult

Marguerite Caine’s physicist parents are known for their radical scientific achievements. Their most astonishing invention: the Firebird, which allows users to jump into parallel universes, some vastly altered from our own. But when Marguerite’s father is murdered, the killer—her parent’s handsome and enigmatic assistant Paul—escapes into another dimension before the law can touch him.

Marguerite can’t let the man who destroyed her family go free, and she races after Paul through different universes, where their lives entangle in increasingly familiar ways. With each encounter she begins to question Paul’s guilt—and her own heart. Soon she discovers the truth behind her father’s death is more sinister than she ever could have imagined.

A Thousand Pieces of You explores a reality where we witness the countless other lives we might lead in an amazingly intricate multiverse, and ask whether, amid infinite possibilities, one love can endure.”

~From Goodreads

This book tore me in half and I still haven’t decided whether I like it or find it mediocre.  I absolutely loathed the first hundred pages so much that I shuffled my feet through them for about a week. Then I hit a portion of the story that I fell in love with and I took about two days to finish the rest of it. Ultimately, what my predicament boils down to is that there are some really bad elements in this book and then there are some really great ones. I’m trying to be good and make my reviews as spoiler free as possible so I apologize for vagueness and nonsensical cyclical weirdness.

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Top Ten Tuesday: Ten Favorite Manga Series

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Happy Tuesday everyone! It’s been forever and a half and I mostly blame that on my poor reading choices. I’ve been struggling to get through A Thousand Pieces of You and I have an unhealthy obsession with finishing what I start, so I’m probably going to be cringing my way through it until the end of the week. I’ve been having a really bad book year <sigh>. On a happier note, this week’s topic is a freebie, so I decided to talk about some of my favorite manga, one of my many guilty reading pleasures. As I’m sure happens with most people, I stumbled upon manga accidentally through anime. I grew up watching reruns of the dubbed Sailor Moon, Yu-gi-oh, Pokemon, and Digimon. Actually, now that I’m thinking back on it, that pretty much sums up my entire adolescent television experience in a nutshell. In high school, I found out the original Japanese version of Sailor Moon was comprised of more episodes and more seasons (Cartoon Network only played Season 1 & 2 on loop) so I decided that the only logical thing to do was to re-watch the series in Japanese. This decision kick-started what I like to call Molly’s Obsessive Cycles. I did nothing but watch anime my senior year of high school. I devoured probably close to fifty different shows and when I couldn’t find any new ones to hold my attention, I moved on to manga. I fell in love with manga because they were easy to read, easy to find online, and usually continued/concluded some of my favorite anime series. Since my freshman year of college, I’ve probably read over a hundred series, so picking my top ten will be difficult. <cracks knuckles> Let’s get to it then!

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Top 5 Wednesday: Favorite Things About Book Blogging

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Hello everyone! I hope you’re having a good Wednesday! I’m still hanging in there and ahead on my homework so life is good! This week’s topic is about our favorite parts of book blogging. I’m still pretty new to the community, but I enjoy what I’ve seen so far and the people I’ve talked to are super nice. Here are the specifics:

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Top Ten Tuesday: Top Ten Finished Series That I Have Yet to Finish (or Start)

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Happy Tuesday everyone! Today marks week two of Molly’s College Experience, Take 2. I’m still ahead on homework and reading so that makes keeping up with blogging ten times easier. This week’s topic is one that I frequently think about because there are several series I loved in high school that I never finished because Molly’s College Experience, Take 1 got in the way. I’m modifying this topic slightly to include finished series that I SHOULD read as well as series I have read, but haven’t finished. Without further ado, let’s begin!

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