Candy Book Tag + Guest Posting!


Stolen with love from Beth @ Reading Every Night because she always does the most fun tags <3

APPLES
Ah. Healthy food. It's deep, meaningful, and won a lot of awards but, um, isn't really your thing.



I LOWKEY FEEL KIND OF BAD FOR SAYING THIS ONE. I loved Pi, and surrealism is one of my favorite genres. But the writing.....*screams into a pillow*

MILK CHOCOLATE
A book you'd recommend to absolutely EVERYONE.



*slides dramatically into room* dID SOMEONE SAY SOMETHING ABOUT THE MOST PERFECT BOOK EVER TO BLESS MANKIND??

Any of y'all who've hung around here for any length of time are probably sick and tired of hearing me scream about this book. BUT GUYS. It's a brilliantly humorous yet heartrending MG read. Tudor England. Apothecary's apprentice. Mystery. Murder. Magic. EXPLOSIONS. Friendships that make my heart melt. Suspense that makes me scream.

If you like Percy Jackson or Artemis Fowl, you're sure to love The Blackthorn Key.

*gently places the book in your hands*

*sidles out of room*

BLACK JELLYBEANS
Why do these exist??



I almost couldn't think of an answer for this one, but then I remembered that this book exists.

CHOCOLATE KISSES
Awww! This book has the best romance.



THERE ARE SO MANY I COULD PICK. But in the end, I have to go with the duology that always pops first into my head when I think of adorable couples - Six of Crows and Crooked Kingdom, featuring the PERFECT romance of Jesper/Wylan. <3


VERY WORTHY RUNNERS-UP ^^^

JUMBO LOLLIPOP
This book took forever to get through, but hey! You did it!



1,400 pages ain't short, y'all. Despite the lengthiness of the prose, however, it's quite beautiful and thought-provoking if you properly sink your teeth into it. This was a long read but a favorite one!

COTTON CANDY
Admit it, you loved this when you were younger.



You don't like Winnie-the-Pooh? Then I don't like you, Martha.

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BUT WAIT.

THERE'S MORE.

In about a week, I'll depart from Cornland, USA (also known as Iowa) to spend ten days vacationing halfway across the country (visiting the most fabulous Gwen, whose most fabulous blog y'all should definitely check out). Shortly after my Return to Cornland, I'll be off again to an anime convention for three days! I'll try to post as much as I can, but comments, posts, and my general online existence will inevitably take a dip. Therefore, I'd love to have a few guest posters! Email me here with your post idea(s) and a link to your blog (if you've got one) if you're interested. Anything pertaining to books or writing would be awesome, and other topics could be cool to feature as well :)

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Well, I think that's finally it! What book would you recommend to everyone? Which books did you love as a kid? And who are your favorite fictional couples? Comment below, and have an amazing day <3

Namarië,
Ellie
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8 comments:

  1. I love The Blackthorn Key, I don't know why it isn't more popular.

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    1. DUDE YOU'RE LEGIT THE FIRST OTHER FAN I'VE FOUND IN THE BLOGOSPHERE. HECK TO THE YEAH.

      - Ellie

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  2. Six of Crows has such good romance, not overdone or anything. <3 Jesper and Wylan are of course perfect, and after them I liked Nina and Matthias. Currently reading Les Mis but thanks for letting me know the long read is worth it. :') I'd love to guest post, though I'm not really sure what about. I'll let you know if I have any writing/bookish ideas.

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    1. Nina and Matthias's relationship was written quite well from a technical standpoint, I thought, even though I didn't feel any personal attachment to either of them. As for Wesper (Jylan?), I do wish they'd gotten more screen (page?) time. But I think we always feel that way about our favorite ships XD

      Please do!

      - Ellie

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  3. I need to read Six of Crows! I started it, but that was unfortunately when midterms started to happen, which meant reading books got sadly neglected. but I definitely need to pick it up again! when I was a younger teen I loved the Leviathan trilogy by Scott Westerfeld, the McGurk Mysteries when I was much much younger, and Artemis Fowl is still my love. almost wish I could go back and reread all these books for the first time again; they gave me that much joy.

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    1. OH MY GOD YES LEVIATHAN. Especially the second book, Behemoth. That was one of the very best books I read last year. ARTEMIS FOWL IS INFINITELY FABULOUS, YESS.

      - Ellie

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  4. But I love black jelly beans! I'd have to change the category to Coconut Bonbons. :-)

    There are so many books I would recommend to anyone and everyone. It's hard to narrow it down to just one. Most are in series: Miss Marple, Harry Potter, The Cat who, Morganville vampires.

    As a child (and even now) I loved The Hardy Boys, Grandpa Bunny, Sherlock Holmes to name a few. I've always been a reader.

    My favorite fictional couples: Koko and Yum Yum, Harry and Ginny, Hermione and Ron, Alice and Jasper, Tessa and Jem, Nancy and Ned, Edward and Elinor, Brandon and Marianne... Yeah, long list of those too.
    ~Xyra
    Tea time with Melody Q

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    1. WHAT NO THOSE ARE AWESOME.

      Sherlock Holmes and Harry Potter are great, too! Ooh, I must admit I'm more of a Fred/Hermione or Draco/Hermione kind of gal, but she's good with Ron as well.

      - Ellie

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