Friends Book Tag

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I saw this over on BookLoversBlog and since I am off work early and watching Friends, I thought it would be a good time to do it. Enjoy!

The One Where Eddie Won’t Go-A Character I Wish Would Just Go Away

Kitty from To All the Boys I’ve Loved Before duology. So many people love her, but she annoyed the crap out of me through both books.

The One Where Ross and Rachel Take A Break-Favorite Break-Up Scene

WE WERE ON A BREAK!

Fenton and Lydia in The Passing Bells. It’s technically not a break up because Lydia is married to someone else, but she basically propositions Fenton and he’s like, “Everything is becoming so shabby these days. So lacking in worth. I just don’t like feel joining the trend.” Love it!

The One With All The Kissing-A Book With Lots of Kissing

The only one I can really think of is Twilight. Half this series is Bella and Edward kissing.

The Last One-Favorite Series Finale

The final scene.

I can’t think of a series finale that I LOVED, but I think Ignite Me is the least pissed off I’ve been at a finale.

The One With The Blackout-A scene I’d like to forget

The rape scene in The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo

The One Where Chandler Can’t Cry-A Book That Did Not Make You As Emotional As Other Readers

Maybe Someday by Colleen Hoover. I was expecting an overwhelming amount of emotions to ruin me, but the book was just ok for me.

The One Where Joey Doesn’t Share Food-A Book You Won’t Ever Lend Out

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I’ve become less obsessive over my books and I’ll probably lend anything. But I guess my Jane Austen compilation book I might not just because it’s so big.

The One With The Thumb-A Recent Read That You Would Give Two Thumbs Up To

Black-Eyed Susans by Julia Heaberlin

The One With The Ick Factor-A Book With A Pet Peeve

Friends Vs Family from the Ghost Bird series (or the whole Ghost Bird series). 1 girl, 7 love interests. JUST PICK ONE ALREADY. From what I’ve gathered, there are like 8 books published (and many more to come) and she never picks one – she even adds a couple more love interests. The point of the story is that she love alllll of them. I just can’t.

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12 Days of Book Tags

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Falling Down the Book Hole made up this fun tag. Feel free to tag yourself if you want to participate!

To try and give myself some different answers than I usually give, I’m only going to respond with books that I read in 2014.

On the first day of Christmas my true love sent to me:
A Partridge in a Pear Tree  : The Partridge Stood Alone In The Pear Tree? What is Your Favorite Stand Alone?

Illusions of Fate by Kiersten White

On the second day of Christmas my true love sent to me:
Two Turtle Doves : Love Is In The Air, Who Is You OTP (One True Pair)?

Juliette & Warner from the Shatter Me series by Tahereh Mafi

On the third day of Christmas my true love sent to me:
Three French Hens :  In The Spirit Of Threes, What Is The Best Trilogy You Have Read?

The Lynburn Legacy by Sarah Rees Brennan

On the fourth day of Christmas my true love sent to me:
Four Calling Birds : Since Series Usually Consist of Four or More Books What Is Your Favorite Series?

The Lunar Chronicles by Marissa Meyer

On the fifth day of Christmas my true love sent to me:
Five Golden Rings : One Ring To Rule Them All! Who is Your Favorite Villain/Antagonist?

The Darkling from The Grisha series by Leigh Bardugo

On the sixth day of Christmas my true love sent to me:
Six Geese a Laying : Creation Is A Beautiful Thing! What is Your Favorite World/World-Building?

I’m going to go with The Grisha series again – Bardugo is amazing!

On the seventh day of Christmas my true love sent to me:
Seven Swans a Swimming: Who Needs Seven Swans When All It Takes Is One Good Animal Sidekick To Make A Hero Rock! Who Is Your Favorite Animal Sidekick?

Douglas the duck from Jackaby by William Ritter

On the eighth day of Christmas my true love sent to me:
Eight Maids a Milking: Milk Is So 18th Century! Which Book or Series Takes Beverages/Food To A Whole New Level?

All’s Fair in Love and Cupcakes by Betsy St. Amant

On the ninth day of Christmas my true love sent to me:
Nine Ladies Dancing : Dancing is Just One Skill of a Lady! Who is Your Favorite Kickass Female Lead?

Fi from The Mind Games duology by Kiersten White and Kami Glass from the Lynburn Legacy

On the tenth day of Christmas my true love sent to me:
Ten Lords a Leaping: Leaping Lords? How About Who Is Your Favorite Leading Lad?

The Raven Boys. Alllllll of them

On the eleventh day of Christmas my true love sent to me:
Eleven Pipers Piping: Where Would We Be Without Music? What Is Your Favorite Book or Bookish Thing That Deals With Music? (It can be about music, reference music a lot etc.)

While I wasn’t in love with the book or the music, I thought it was cool that all the songs from Maybe Someday by Colleen Hoover was recorded.

On the twelfth day of Christmas my true love sent to me:
12 Drummers Drumming: Drum Roll Please…………………….What Is Your Favorite Read of This Year?

Either Unspoken by Sarah Rees Brennan or Illusions of Fate by Kiersten White or One Plus One by Jojo Moyes

Review: Maybe Someday by Colleen Hoover

Maybe Someday

Synopsis from Good Reads:

At twenty-two years old, aspiring musician Sydney Blake has a great life: She’s in college, working a steady job, in love with her wonderful boyfriend, Hunter, and rooming with her good friend, Tori. But everything changes when she discovers Hunter cheating on her with Tori—and she is left trying to decide what to do next.

Sydney becomes captivated by her mysterious neighbor, Ridge Lawson. She can’t take her eyes off him or stop listening to the daily guitar playing he does out on his balcony. She can feel the harmony and vibrations in his music. And there’s something about Sydney that Ridge can’t ignore, either: He seems to have finally found his muse. When their inevitable encounter happens, they soon find themselves needing each other in more ways than one…

So everyone in the blogosphere seems to be in love with Colleen Hoover, and especially with Maybe Someday. I was expecting to feel all the feels I’ve never felt before. I was expecting extraordinary romance and an un-put-downable book. However, after all the hype, I find I’m left disappointed. It’s not that the book was bad. But it wasn’t great. It was kind of just so-so for me.

Oh the drama! Girl gets cheated on. Girl is heartbroken – kind of, for a bit. Girl falls for new guy – someone way better. Girl becomes the other woman. Irony ensues. But, not as much irony as there should have been. It’s supposed to be different because Sydney’s ex-boyfriend and ex-best friend were just having a physical thing that meant nothing, while Sydney and Ridge are actually falling in love. Despite that he’s still in love with his girlfriend. And has no intention of leaving her. But, cheating is cheating, folks.

I was pretty annoyed with Ridge for most of the book. I don’t believe the whole “being in love with two people at the same time” thing. While you can love more than one person at a time, it’s in different ways. And it takes almost the whole book for Ridge to realize that the love he feels for these two women are different and finally makes a choice a about it.

Song writing was a big part of this book. While it was an interesting addition to the story, it just wasn’t done as well as I wish it was. I didn’t think the song lyrics were anything amazing. I didn’t find Sydney’s writing ability to be as amazing as we’re supposed to believe. However, I do like that all the songs have actually been recorded and you can listen to them here.

Where this book really worked for me was with Ridge being deaf. It’s always interesting to me to see the disabled community represented and how it’s handled. I liked how Sydney never once thought of Ridge as disabled and never lamented the fact that he was deaf. If anything, it intensified their intimacy.

Overall, Maybe Someday was an ok read for me. While it was probably one of the better New Adult books I’ve read, I can’t help but be disappointed since it didn’t quite live up to all the hype for me. I wonder if I would’ve liked it more if I had gone into with no expectations. While she’s not a new auto-read author, I think I’ll be checking out more books by Hoover in the future.

Rating (out of 5):
Plot: 3
Characters: 3
Readability: 3
Enjoyability: 3
Overall Rating: 3 stars

 

Monday’s Minutes

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Monday’s Minutes is my (sporadically) weekly post where I share what I’m reading and what I’m reading next.

WHAT I’M READING

Maybe Someday

Ok, blogosphere. I’m finally reading some Colleen Hoover. Maybe Someday finally became available at the library so I’m ready to see what all the fuss is about!

WHAT I’M READING NEXT

Of Poseidon (The Syrena Legacy, #1)

Of Poseidon by Anna Banks. I started this before I became incredibly distracted by Dangerous Girls and Dangerous Boys. It hadn’t completely captured me yet, so I’m going to read Maybe Someday first.

WHAT ARE YOU READING?