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This awesome weekly meme is hosted by breakingthespine. The book I am dying to get my hands on as soon as possible is…

Who would have guessed that four minutes could change everything?

Today should be one of the worst days of seventeen-year-old Hadley Sullivan’s life. She’s stuck at JFK, late to her father’s second wedding, which is taking place in London and involves a soon to be step-mother that Hadley’s never even met. Then she meets the perfect boy in the airport’s cramped waiting area. His name is Oliver, he’s British, and he’s in seat 18C. Hadley’s in 18A.

Twists of fate and quirks of timing play out in this thoughtful novel about family connections, second chances and first loves. Set over a 24-hour-period, Hadley and Oliver’s story will make you believe that true love finds you when you’re least expecting it.

Ahhh.. I feel like people have been talking about this book for forever! It sounds like such a cute, fun read. And seriously, I am obsessed with their names. Hadley and Oliver? So precious! I just put my order in for this book so I should be receiving it very soon! 🙂
What about you? What are you waiting on?

Taylor
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  • I was going to do a Follow Friday post, however, I didn’t really feel like it. And while it is a great way for us to grow our blog, I also think it is important to show some individuality and personality on the blog as well!
  • I just finished my first book in verse, The Day Before by Lisa Schroeder. Heading to the library tomorrow to borrow more to devour. 
  • Not that I need to get any more books from the library as my current TBR pile looks like this..
Yeah.. I got a little ambitious when packing for Winter break. Books on the right are library books and the two piles on the left are mine. I need help!
  •  Currently reading Uglies by Scott Westerfeld. With my love for dystopians I feel like it is a classic series I must read!
  • Love when I open up the blog and see when my amazing co-blogger Rebekah has posted something completely awesome on the blog. We really have no system for posting right now. It’s just kind of whoever feels like it! It works!
  • Last thing.. I am just so thankful for all 58 followers we have now. We would not have the encouragement to keep blogging without y’all! Let us know anything we can review or give advice on so we can help our blogger friends out as much as possible!
I suppose that is all for now. I guess the point of bullet points is to keep it short and simple… but hey, this is a blog about words.. in books.. so i guess being a little wordy isn’t that big of a deal!

We all know that Hollywood loves to take our beloved novels and turn them into multi-million dollar blockbusters, some bad, some really bad, and some actually pretty good.

I could make lists of all the “terrible awful” ones…but it’s Christmas, eh? Let’s spread a little hope.
Here’s a few upcoming book to movie adaptions that I’m praying (pretty hopeful) will be kind…
1. The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo. Yeah I’m putting this at the top of the list because I’m in the middle of the series right now and my palms are sweating just thinking about it…..yikes. I’m absolutely terrified to see this, but not because I think it’ll bad. Quite on the contrary. Some of those scenes are going to be too much too watch. If you’ve read it you know. I haven’t seen the Swedish version, but I’ve definitely heard. 
Release date: December 21, 2011
2. The Hunger Games. If you haven’t seen this trailer………
Some are skeptical about a few of the casting choices. I’m not. Jennifer Lawrence is spot on. If you have seen her in Winter’s Bone, you know she is more than capable. 
Release date: March 23, 2012
May the odds be ever in OUR favor
3. The Great Gatsby. I’m such a Leo fan that I might be too biased already. I have high hopes for this adaption. But I’ve also heard something ridiculous about it being some 3D spectacular. Please, no. One of my favorite books of all time.
Release date: Christmas 2012
4. The Hobbit. What’s a good book-to-movie list without a hobbit? I’ve failed to read LOTR but I HAVE READ THE HOBBIT. I promise. The others are on a list to be read….PROMISE.
Meanwhile…who is excited???
Release date: Part one – December 14, 2012  Part two – December 13, 2013
Comments? Hopes? Fears? Just let it out. 


   

Okay, I’m not sure what the heck is wrong with blogger right now! It took me forever to get these pictures in a way that would look at all organized and now it won’t let me type above them. I need some serious help with this whole blogger thing- still. Anyways, all of these books look amazing and I hope to get my hands on them soon!
I’m curious to see what everyone else is hoping for this Christmas! Let me know in the comments below!
Reviewer: Taylor
Author: Lisa Schroeder
Published: June 28 2011
Source: Library
Series: no
Pages: 307
Rating: 5/5
 
Amber’s life is spinning out of control. All she wants is to turn up the volume on her iPod until all of the demands of family and friends fade away. So she sneaks off to the beach to spend a day by herself.

Then Amber meets Cade. Their attraction is instant, and Amber can tell he’s also looking for an escape. Together they decide to share a perfect day: no pasts, no fears, no regrets.

The more time that Amber spends with Cade, the more she’s drawn to him. And the more she’s troubled by his darkness. Because Cade’s not just living in the now—he’s living each moment like it’s his last.

Summary taken from Goodreads
Wow.
That is all I can say right now.
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I picked up this book on a whim during my last library trip. I recognized it’s spine while perusing the lovely spines of all the books. I remembered it was written in verse, and I thought, why the heck not? It’s time I give this whole verse thing a try.
And I am so g l a d I did!
This book follows our main character Amber as she is trying desperately to just have a day for herself before everything changes. For a while, we know nothing. I was so confused as to why she was running, why she seemed so depressed, and where she was going. Slowly, though, more answers are revealed shedding light on Amber’s current situation and her way of coping. And may I say, her situation was definitely not what I was expecting. But, that is all I will say about that!
(I am always afraid to spoil things for you all! So I am always ever so careful.)
Soon into the book, Amber meets Cade. Oh, Cade. Yes, we only know each other for less than 24 hours, but how easy it is to fall for the sweet and handsome, yet, broken, boy. The time they spend together is beautiful. Learning so much from one another. Ahh, I just can’t explain how much I loved it! 
I really don’t want to give anything else away- but let me just tell you this- READ THIS BOOK. If you have never read a book written in verse, seriously, this would be a great one to start with. Obviously, it was a hit for me.

Hello lovely readers! So happy and thrilled you took the time to check out our blog and what we got this week. I had a great haul from the library, however I am on vacation and only have 2 with me! I will save the others for next week’s IMM post, though. Also- first time blogging from my phone since I have no wifi. Hope it turns out okay! So without further ado (is that how you spell that? Probably should look that up…), my books!

Variant by Robison Wells (about halfway through and LOVING it.. Maze Runner feel but not so creepy!)
The Day Before by Lisa Schroeder (first book in verse! I’m picking this one up next)

Also-update on my reading pile! Just finished reading Past Perfect by Leila Sales, and also Before I Fall by Lauren Oliver on audio! Reviews up tomorrow and Monday. Absolutely loved them both. Especially Before I Fall!

This is a weekly meme hosted by parajunkee and alisoncanread!
This week’s question:
“When you’ve read a book, what do you do with it? (Keep it, give it away, donate, swap it…?)
I pretty much hold on to my books. I like looking at them on my shelf 🙂 what book lover doesn’t? However, I do love loaning out my books. They are meant to be read! But, I ask nicely that they would be well taken care of, and if I lend out a hardback, I obviously give it to them without the jacket! Books I don’t care too much for? I trade them into the used bookstore to buy one I may like better.
What about you? What do you do with your books? Leave a comment so I can check out your answer and your blog! I’m always looking for new blogs to follow!
Taylor