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Who Am I? tag

Totally ninja stealing this one from Kate @ Mom’s Radius because I never can resist an opportunity to talk about myself. If you play along, let me know in the comments section!

1. WHAT IS THE MEANING OF YOUR NAME?

According to Wikipedia, Jennifer is a Cornish form of Guinevere/Gwenhwyfar adopted into the English language during the 20th century. “Jennifer” may mean “white enchantress” or “the fair one”.

According to Urban Dictionary, Jennifer is a female name that people of America name their children. “Hey there is Jennifer over there. Lets name her Jennifer.

2. WHAT IS YOUR MYERS-BRIGGS PERSONALITY TYPE? (LINK)

INFP-I-DreamThe last time I took this quiz I got INFP, The Mediator.

Mediator personalities are true idealists, always looking for the hint of good in even the worst of people and events, searching for ways to make things better. While they may be perceived as calm, reserved, or even shy, Mediators have an inner flame and passion that can truly shine. Comprising just 4% of the population, the risk of feeling misunderstood is unfortunately high for the Mediator personality type – but when they find like-minded people to spend their time with, the harmony they feel will be a fountain of joy and inspiration.

Famous INFPs include William Shakespeare, Johnny Depp, Anne of Green Gables and Sybil from Downton Abbey.

3. WHAT IS YOUR ZODIAC SIGN?

70306ebfe9bccc9b7cd9379149776a6aThe Capricorn – The sign Capricorn is one of the most stable and (mostly) serious of the zodiacal types. These independent, rocklike characters have many sterling qualities. They are normally confident, strong willed and calm. These hardworking, unemotional, shrewd, practical, responsible, persevering, and cautious to the extreme persons, are capable of persisting for as long as is necessary to accomplish a goal they have set for themselves. Capricorn are reliable workers in almost any profession they undertake. They are the major finishers of most projects started by the ‘pioneering’ signs; with firm stick-to-it-ness they quickly become the backbone of any company they work for. (source)

I don’t know about unemotional and shrewd, but definitely hardworking, practical and responsible. I think a lot of those traits can be better explained by being an only child though.

4. WHAT HOGWARTS HOUSE WOULD YOU BE IN? (LINK)

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Congratulations! You have been sorted into Hufflepuff, the house of loyalty, hard working, acceptance, and fairness. You are amongst other Hufflepuffs such as: Tonks and Cedric Diggory
I honestly expected to get Ravenclaw but I’ll totally accept Hufflepuff. I guess my loyalty and patience were stronger than my bookworm tendencies today.

5. WHAT ARE YOUR LEARNING STYLES? (LINK)

  • Visual 7
  • Aural 10
  • Read/Write 11
  • Kinesthetic 12

I actually scored fairly high in all areas, but especially kinesthetic  and reading / writing.

6. ARE YOU MORE OF A LEFT-BRAIN OR A RIGHT-BRAIN PERSON? (LINK)

rightbrained7. WHAT IS YOUR BLOOD TYPE?

Is it terrible that I don’t know? A or B?

8. WHAT CAREER ARE YOU MEANT TO BE IN? (LINK)

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You have a skill for language, your imagination is vast and you are artistic and creative. Your brain is just overflowing with ideas, and all you have to do is get a piece of paper and share it with the world. You were born to turn words into magical stories.

Well that seems fitting. I think I’d be a better writer though if I had a tangible boss and, like, deadlines. Because left to my own devices I’d just write in my blog and watch Netflix.

9. WHAT DIVERGENT FACTION DO YOU BELONG IN? (LINK)

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ERUDITE“The word “erudite” focuses on knowledge rather than intelligence– intelligence being something you’re born with, and can’t necessarily control, and knowledge being something that you acquire. (source)

10. WHAT DOES YOUR BIRTH ORDER SAY ABOUT YOU? (LINK)

The Firstborn

Stereotype: Natural leader, ambitious, responsible.
Why it’s true: The eldest, for a while, has no competition for time (or books or baby banter) with Mom and Dad. “There’s a benefit to all of that undiluted attention. A 2007 study in Norway showed that firstborns had two to three more IQ points than the next child,” says Frank J. Sulloway, Ph.D., the author of Born to Rebel. Firstborns tend to be surrogate parents when other siblings arrive, hence their protective and responsible nature.
When it’s not: Parents can set high expectations for a first (or only) child. “When he feels like he has disappointed his parents or can’t measure up, he may veer off in another direction,” says Kevin Leman, Ph.D., a psychologist and the author of The Birth Order Book.

So who are you?

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The Mid Year Book Tag 2016

I’m stealing this book tag from Mom’s Radius because I just got back into town after a long vacation and my brain is too fragged to think of something extraordinary to write about. A mid year review seemed like just the ticket. Steal in kind if you are feeling the same need.

1. Best Book You’ve Read So Far In 2016

Winter41VgvI2digL._SX329_BO1,204,203,200_ by Marissa Meyer – This was such a satisfying end to an amazing series that seriously took over my life for awhile! I think Meyer did an amazing job of weaving all these tales together into one cohesive plot that never disappointed. This book felt like the fireworks finale that it should be with #allthefeels all over the place. Every moment you were waiting for finally happens and Meyer only tries to break your heart eleventy billion times so it’s all good.

2. Best Sequel You’ve Read So Far In 2016

26074213The Last Little Blue Envelope by Maureen Johnson– I was surprised to find that I actually enjoyed this book more than the first one. Something in the writing felt fresher and tighter and it probably helps that I’d grown accustomed to the cast of characters. I also really loved Oliver – probably more than I’d liked Keith in book one.

3. New Release You Haven’t Read Yet But Want To

615s-d3gm7L._SY346_Harry Potter and the Cursed Child by JK Rowling, Jack Thorne and John Tiffany – The internet kind of exploded when this title came out (hell, it exploded when it was first whispered about) and the reviews have been mixed. My husband wrote it off immediately after realizing it’s the written screenplay and not in novel form, and I’ve heard some reviews that it just isn’t up to Rowling par. But… I’m so jonsing for a Potter fix that I’m likely to read it anyway, I’m just waiting for the right moment / price.

4. Most Anticipated Release For The Second Half Of The Year

heartlessHonestly there are a few, but I think Heartless by Marissa Meyer is probably at the top of my list because I’m still riding the Lunar Chronicles wave, you know? November is feeling so far away. I’m also looking forward to books by Amy Schumer and Anna Kendrick.

5. Biggest Disappointment

13449693I thought I was going to love The Raven Boys by Maggie Stiefvater a lot more than I did. This was probably an instance of hype ruining a good thing, I might have had lower expectations if the bookstagram universe weren’t loving it so hard. Something about the book just never let me settle into it desp

ite being intrigued by the premise.

6. Biggest Surprise

18770398I read a murder mystery horror story of sorts and loved it.  Night Film by Marisha Pessl is such a departure from the types of books I normally read and there were definitely times I thought, “This book is too dark for me, I should walk away,” but because it was a book club pick, I soldiered on and I’m glad I did. Somewhere around the middle the plot really picks up and the last 150 pages I read in basically one day. I found the overall story to be really fascinating and the pictures and clippings were a nice touch. I was kind of disappointed that the google play app at least doesn’t seem to exist anymore. Unless Cordova got to it.

7. Favorite New Author

18079710Richelle Mead is a recent new fave. I read The Vampire Academy in like two sittings despite having seen the movie like a year ago. This is unheard of guys. Seeing the movie before reading the book is a rookie move that never works in my favor but I could not put it down! I also really enjoyed reading books by Kathleen Ernst, Maureen Johnson and Heather Cocks this year.

8. Newest Fictional Crush

Dimitri from The Vampire Academy is definitely up there and certainly qualifies as most recent.

9. Newest Favorite Character

22840421I’m reading My Lady Jane by coauthors Cynthia Hand, Brodi Ashton, and Jodi Meadows right now and I love Jane and Edward and really everyone. It’s such a funny book and so cleverly written. It’s kind of historical fiction but the original premise has been entirely turned on its head to the point of being unrecognizable in all the best ways.

10. Book That Made You Cry

I’m honestly not sure. I feel like I must have cried at some point reading several but I don’t remember any specific scenes. Likely contenders include The Royal We by Heather Cocks, Winter by Marissa Meyer or maybe Eligible by Curtis Sittenfeld because Pride and Prejudice always gets to me.

11. Book That Made You Happy

41C+ffCh5dL._SX329_BO1,204,203,200_Why Not Me? by Mindy Kaling because she is so funny, she always makes me laugh. I think I liked this book even more than the original. It was funny, informative, dishy and inspiring jut like Mindy. I’m a sucker for these celeb memoir humor books but this one was really, really good.

12. Favorite Book To Movie Adaptation You Saw This Year

26067879I saw Me Before You by Jojo Moyes and it was allllllllll the things. Talk about making a girl ugly cry, the plot is just heart breaking but the casting was brilliant and everybody was on point. Of course when you bring the Mother of Dragons onto your set, you know it’s going to be good.

13. Favorite Review/Post You’ve Done This Year

booksuggestionstweenI wrote a list of book suggestions for your reluctant tween reader and I enjoyed it so much that I wrote another list of book suggestions for 10 year old boys. Being a huge book nerd who worked in a book store for several years and spends an inordinate amount of time talking about books and recommending books to friends, these posts were kind of an excuse to just delve into my recommendations and keep digging without worrying that my friend is going to implode trying to retain all the suggestions.

14. Most Beautiful Book You’ve Bought So Far This Year

51MIi4p2YyL._SX418_BO1,204,203,200_I’ve indulged in some beautiful hardcovers this year like Eligible, The Girls or Rich and Pretty, but the Illustrated Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone is just stunning and continues to be stunning page after page after page. It really enhances the read aloud quality of the book as well.

15. Books You NEED To Read By The End Of 2016

I still haven’t read The Girls or Rich and Pretty because you know, so many books so little time. I’d also really like to read After You, the sequel by Jojo Moyes and of course the other eleven hundred books on my bookshelves upstairs (not to mention my kindle). I’m going to refrain from making a thorough list because it will give me a migraine but really I just want to dig into my stacks a little more and thin the herd.

What is the best book you have read so far this year?

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10 Songs Found While Shuffling.

I’m kind of combining two tags / writing prompts right now. This week’s Writer’s Workshop, which is hosted by the brilliant Mama Kat, includes the prompt:

6. List your top 10 most listened to songs currently.

I thought this sounded fun but the idea of trying to pick ten favorites was weirdly stressful to me because how do you pick just ten favorite children? I’m pretty sure that’s child abuse. Or not. Anyway, I also recently saw this music tag at Book Coma that asks you to “List the first 10 songs that come on shuffle and then write your favorite lyric (or verse) from each song.” And I was like, awesome, that’s less decisions to make and also potentially embarrassing. So let’s dig into my playlist dubbed “only the best” which is typically what I’m listening to and see what comes up okay?

ONE Whiskey, Whiskey, Whiskey by John Mayer because this list wouldn’t be legit without John and you guys should know that I’m kind of obsessed with this song. Here’s a taste:

(ps: the beginning of this video is hysterical classic John)

Walking home with no one left
Speak softly underneath my breath
Hey world, you ain’t seen nothing yet
Great, now it’s raining

Whiskey, whiskey, whiskey
Water, water, water
Sleep
Whiskey, whiskey, whiskey
Wake up, shake it off
And repeat

TWO Jenny from The Block by Jennifer Lopez which is probably good because after pouring our heart and soul out on the last song, an up beat dance number is likely in order. Also, this is my jam because I am also still just Jenny from the block. Represent.

Don’t be fooled by the rocks that I got
I’m still, I’m still Jenny from the block
Used to have a little, now I have a lot
No matter where I go, I know where I came from (from the Bronx!)

THREE Ain’t It Fun by Paramore which is super fun when you remember that you have to grown up or when you just spent time with someone who apparently didn’t get the memo that they also have to grown up. Like for realz.

Ain’t it fun
Living in the real world
Ain’t it good
Being all alone

Where you’re from
You might be the one who’s running things
Well you can ring anybody’s bell and get what you want
See it’s easy to ignore trouble
When you’re living in a bubble

So what are you gonna do
When the world don’t orbit around you
So what are you gonna do
When nobody wants to fool with you

FOUR The Heart of Life by John Mayer because my play list is like 40% John Mayer. Sorrynotsorry.

You know, it’s nothing new
Bad news never had good timing
Then, circle of your friends
Will defend the silver lining

Pain throws your heart to the ground
Love turns the whole thing around
No it won’t all go the way it should
But I know the heart of life is good

FIVE Through With You by Maroon 5 because a million years ago I loved Maroon 5. It was back when Adam Levine either hadn’t yet grown the world’s largest ego or he’d managed to hide it for a minute.

And I don’t trust you
Cause every time you’re here
Your intentions are unclear
I spend every hour waiting for a phone call
That I know will never come
I used to think you were the one
Now I’m sick of thinking anything at all

You ain’t ever coming back to me
That’s not how things were supposed to be
You take my hand just to give it back
No other lover has ever done that

SIX Same Love by Macklemore & Ryan Lewis because these boys complete me and I’m pretty sure every song on this album made it onto my Only The Best playlist. I’m not picky. This one is important though.

It’s the same hate that’s caused wars from religion
Gender to skin color, the complexion of your pigment
The same fight that led people to walk outs and sit ins
It’s human rights for everybody, there is no difference!
Live on and be yourself
When I was at church they taught me something else
If you preach hate at the service those words aren’t anointed
That holy water that you soak in has been poisoned
When everyone else is more comfortable remaining voiceless
Rather than fighting for humans that have had their rights stolen
I might not be the same, but that’s not important
No freedom ’til we’re equal, damn right I support it

SEVEN Just Dance by Lady Gaga because again levity. I love Lady Gaga, she’s kind of brilliant and an amazing vocalist. This isn’t necessarily a favorite but it’s up there. It makes my husband and I laugh when we actually listen to the lyrics cause they are kind of hysterical.

Wish I could shut my playboy mouth, oh oh oh-oh
How’d I turn my shirt inside out? Inside outright
Control your poison babe, roses have thorns they say
And we’re all getting hosed tonight, oh oh oh-oh

What’s going on on the floor?
I love this record baby but I can’t see straight anymore
Keep it cool, what’s the name of this club?
I can’t remember but it’s alright, a-alright

EIGHT I Want To Hold Your Hand by The Beatles so now I can shrug and say, yeah, I listen to the Beatles. I don’t even consider them retro because I’m not a fetus. Shut up children. This one is not the most lyrically interesting but it always makes me smile.

Oh please, say to me
You’ll let me be your man
And please, say to me
You’ll let me hold your hand
I’ll let me hold your hand
I wanna hold your hand

NINE Don’t Get It Twisted by Gwen Stefani which is possibly the most fantastic way to announce that you are preggers.

Lip locked making out again, no big deal
You always say that, but I’m not a mathematician
28 days in a normal cycle
If not I am mistaken, I think you might have made a goal

Uh oh uh oh uh oh

TEN Stressed Out by Twenty One Pilots which is a recent obsession. I love singing it while driving to work or some other grown up priority that doesn’t sound nearly as good as pretending to ride a rocket ship with friends.

We used to play pretend, give each other different names,
We would build a rocket ship and then we’d fly it far away,
Used to dream of outer space but now they’re laughing at our face,
Saying, “wake up, you need to make money.”

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The Bookish Thanksgiving Tag.

Because we’re thankful for good books.

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The Bookish Thanksgiving Tag was originally created by Erin and Becca – the premise is super simple. Each question lists a type of traditional Thanksgiving Dish and applies a type of book to said dish. Then you name the book. Ready?

Here are the Questions:

1. Bread: What book is purely fluff, and has no real plot line?

15749186To All The Boys I’ve Loved Before by Jenny Han is pretty much the epitome of a light and fluffy read and yet it was soooooooooo good. I really want to read the second novel, but because of the intense light and fluffiness of it all, I remain firm on my plan to wait until there is a good deal being offered for it (or until I break down and get it from the library). In all seriousness, I really did love this book and the main character is someone I grew intensely fond of, but her love story is the supreme fluffiness that teenage romances often are.

2. Turkey: What book made you want to fall asleep?

17333230I wanted to love The Luminaries by Eleanor Catton because the cover is so gosh darned pretty but it was giving me severe Nathaniel Hawthorne flashbacks with descriptions so long and unnecessary that I could barely get through the first chapter in which nearly twenty pages go by and the main character is still standing in a doorway about to enter a room. About to enter a room, people. Friends who finished this one reported that the second half was better than the first, but I couldn’t even get through the first 1/24th of this one without nodding off.

3. Gravy: What book makes the whole series worth reading?

13125947Reached by Ally Condie! This was the third and final book in the Matched series and it really made the whole series, which had been giving me on again off again levels of interest up until book three. By the time the story had ended, the author had blown my mind, delivering a final plot that I still think about today. I usually find the third book or final book in a series a little disappointing, but I actually preferred this book over the previous two.

4. Stuffing: What book is stuffed full of action scenes?

13837The entire Songs of the Lioness series by Tamora Pierce is pretty action packed but Lioness Rampant I recall being particularly filled with battles. I loved this series because Alanna was not really your typical female lead – she was the one rushing into battle, rather than waiting to be saved by her knight in shining armor, she was more likely to be saving the knight. Alanna kicks ass. This is the 4th in the series, so make sure you start with Alanna: The First Adventure.

5. Mashed Potatoes: What book looked good, and then wasn’t?

84917I was really excited to read Girl Sleuth: Nancy Drew and the Women who Created Her by Melanie Rehak but I was pretty disappointed, mainly because it wasn’t really the book I thought it would be.  I loved one of Rehak’s other books Eating for Beginners so much but this didn’t have that same fantastic wit that I’d grown to love in EFB and the book was much more about feminism and women’s suffrage than it was about Nancy Drew – not an uninteresting topic, just not what I’d been hoping to read and ultimately it felt more like that stodgy traditional “nonfiction” that I was forced to read in school.

6. Cranberries: What book has the sweetest romance?

16068905This is really no contest. Cather and Levi’s romance in Fangirl by Rainbow Rowell will always be one of my favorites. A lot of love stories have to kind of trample everyone until you get to the good so that you don’t entirely still love everyone and a lot of teen or young adult romances give you that whole love triangle scenario and then play around with each angle, creating Teams that you inevitably side with, leaving some fans disappointed in the end when the main character finally makes their choice. In Fangirl though, Levi is simply perfection and there’s never much contesting that even if Cather doesn’t realize it right away.

7. Corn: What’s the corniest book you’ve ever read?

19085295Christmas at Copper Mountain by Jane Porter was good because Jane Porter is a terrific writer, but the plot itself required an enormous suspension if disbelief.  Everything ties into too perfectly of a bow too quickly so the realist in me was kind of heckling as I read – but again – Jane Porter is brilliant, so I kept reading anyway.

This is a short and sweet Christmas romance and if that’s what you are looking for, it’s totally going to deliver. But it might make you roll your eyes, too.

8. Green beans: What book is too long and needs to be shortened?

4407I loved Neil Gaimon, obviously and I really enjoyed parts of American Gods but petered out and never finished it. I think even Gaiman commented in the preface to the edition I was reading that he thought it should have been edited more than it was. I agree – it felt like the editor was too scared to touch it for fear of ruining any of the genius, but I think it really could have used a heavy hand of editing to pare down to the brilliance that was there if you had the time to dig through it.

9. Pumpkin Pie: What book do you read to get out of a reading slump?

I’m not much of a rereader so there really aren’t any books that I turn to with frequency so much as genres that I consider a sure thing. If I’m having a hard time finding a good book, I’ll turn to a beloved author like Janet Evanovich or a sure thing genre like a good dystopian young adult story or a celebrity memoir. Other times, I will think in terms of page length. If I just need something to get me back into a reading groove, I will sometimes look through my kindle or bookshelves for a smaller book that looks interesting – something that I can finish in a couple of days and then start something loftier. I also use this tactic to bridge the gap between book club selections or other reading goals so that I can finish a book club title closer to the time of our next meeting.

10. Dog/Cat: What’s your favorite Thanksgiving food that you would steal from the table?

I’m all about desserts so I’d be coming after the apple pie, especially if my grandmother baked it – or if dessert isn’t on the table yet, you know I’m eyeing that sweet potato casserole.

If you are playing along, comment with a link to your responses. You can also share your picks in the comments section below!

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A Lunar Chronicles Book Tag.

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I was tagged by Mom’s Radius to do this Lunar Chronicles book tag which is good because I was totally going to do it either way! This tag was created by Brittany at the Book Addict’s Guide. It breaks down each character from the novels (or, at least, several characters) and makes them a kind of theme – then you pick a book based off that theme. For example…

CINDER | The cyborg

a book that’s often misunderstood or under-appreciated

11054030Daddy Long Legs by Jean Webster could totally be mistaken for a horror story about bugs based off the title and even this cover image. It’s not. And when you hear it was written in 1899 about an orphan girl who is starting college… well you are probably going to think it’s stuffy and boring and preachy and lame. It wasn’t until it was mentioned in the Mother Daughter Book Club series that I came across this one, but I’m glad I did because it quickly became a favorite – it’s funny and witty and trust – you will relate to Judy, the main character, or want to be her new BFF.

Want to do some more? Here is my choice for…

KAI | The prince

a book about royals/royalty

10507293My brain pretty much immediately went to The Selection by Kiera Cass. I’ve read many books on royalty, but this has been a recent favorite – and one that I think fans of The Lunar Chronicles are bound to like. If you haven’t given into the hype on this one yet – definitely do so. It’s The Bachelor meets The Hunger Games, intensely addictive and one of my favorite dystopian stories.

ADRI | The evil stepmother

a book with a horrible/cringe-worthy parent

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I mean… Eleanor’s father kind of takes the cake here. Eleanor and Park isn’t my favorite Rainbow Rowell novel but it is really good and it might be the one she became most famous for. It’s a sweet love story but it’s going to give you all the feels and not just the feels you ask for.

IKO | The spunky sidekick

a book with your favorite happy-go-lucky character

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An old favorite, Biff from Lamb by Christopher Moore is one of my favorite characters and he fits spunky sidekick to a tee. I’ll admit, this book was probably my first real introduction into the story of Jesus aside from the stuff you pick up from seeing a nativity – and it’s one of my all time favorite books. Definitely Christopher Moore’s best work.
 

SCARLET | The rescuer

a book with a character on a mission

7005610Someone in Isabel Spellman’s family is always on a mission. The Spellman Files by Lisa Lutz is about a family of private detectives who are all a little bit crazy in their own special way. In the category of mystery / detective novels, this is my favorite series. Everything Lutz touches is gold and she wins the prize for extra little details that bring her work to a whole new level.

WOLF | The fighter

a book with a brutal fight (with words or fists)

19398490I just finished reading All The Light We Cannot See by Anthony Doerr and World War II immediately came to mind as a brutal fight. Not so much with words and fists as bombs and horrible mass genocide, but you know… This book has been all about the awards and praise but it totally is deserving of said praise. It’s a lengthy read and you will definitely get some feels but the further in you go, the more unputdownable it gets.

LEVANA | The villain
a book with the absolute worst villain

16566323It would be lame to put the previous book in here  twice in a row, so let me dig deep a bit… I’m going to go with Moriarty of Sherlock Holmes fame. He’s always been a villain that has fascinated me, especially in the BBC show.

THORNE | The rascal

a book with the biggest schmoozer

6614681Algernon from The Importance of Being Earnest by Oscar Wilde is such a Thorne-type character. I recently got to see a production of this at a local outdoor theater and the guy playing Algernon pretty much made my whole day, if not my forever. If you haven’t read this (or seen the play or movies) you definitely should. The wit and just fantastic story line are incredible and manage to never feel dated which is remarkable.

CRESS | The hacker

a book about technology, or sci-fi

13538873This might seem like an odd choice, but one of my favorite things about Mr. Penumbra’s 24-Hour Bookstore by Robin Sloan was how the story contrasted old technology with new. The main character is very much a computer programming / social media guy who finds himself working in a bookstore that is very old school. They have to combine both ways of thinking to reach their goals.

ERLAND | The doctor

a book with an illness or revolving around medical issues

11870085I kind of feel like I’m taking the easy way out with this one but I do need to leave for work soon and The Fault in Our Stars by John Green is basically the book about illness and medical issues and if by any small chance you haven’t read it yet, stop whatever you are doing and read it immediately. Unless you are like driving a car or preforming open heart surgery – then you should probably stop reading this and get back to doing that.

WINTER | The unsound mind

a book with the craziest character you’ve ever read

15790857I’m not sure if Bernadette is the craziest character I’ve ever read but her mind was one of the most interesting peeks into crazy that I’ve read and Where’d You Go, Bernadette by Maria Semple is a favorite read of mine. It’s written in an epistolary fashion through notes and emails and stuff and it’s really fascinating and just superbly written.

JACIN | The soldier
a book with a military theme

16181718Life After Life by Kate Atkinson is about more than war, but World War II is fairly heavily riddled throughout the book, giving it a militant feel. This book will absolutely make your head spin. You’ve been warned.

Okay I’m not going to tag anybody outright, but if you are reading this hoping I would tag you, then – you know, you’re it!

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