Monday, February 15, 2016

Book Blogger Appreciation Week Day 1




I know I've been focusing on my Adult Literature Month this...well, month, but I decided to participate in BBAW. So this week I'll following their prompts. It's probably a good thing because I haven't finished another book yet so I don't have anything to review. So today the lovely ladies hosting BBAW have asked us to: "Introduce yourself by telling us about five books that represent you as a person or your interests/lifestyle."

I'm not sure I understand what they're going for but I thought I'd go ahead and try naming five books that will give you an insight into my personality.  Here we go.

A Madness Of Angels by Kate Griffin
If you've followed my blog for any amount of time you probably know that this series by Kate Griffin is one of my favorite series of all time. If you didn't know this let me just tell you a little about it. Matthew Swift is a sorcerer. Matthew Swift live in London. Matthew Swift was murdered. Though his body was never found there's no doubt of his demise. But he's back and full of vengeance...and something else, something powerful. 
The reason I chose this book as an insight into my personality is because this "thing" (can't say much without being spoilery) that is now a part of Matthew makes him incredibly powerful, special and unique. I LOVE stories like this. Call it low self esteem or boredom of the mundane life I live but I always wish I was all powerful, special, and could still be as humble as Matthew is. Love it! 

Odd Thomas by Dean Koontz
There's this deep part of me that wished I was as self sacrificing as Odd. I know if I had some power or ability I'd become some super villain. Seriously. Wouldn't it be nice to have telekinesis around crappy drivers in rush hour? I'd be flipping cars out of my way blaring Flight of the Valkyries and laughing manically. Sigh! But deep down I really wish I could be as humble and selfless and giving as Odd.






 Elevated by Elana Johnson
The message I got out of this book is one I loved and so desperately wish I could apply to my life. I don't want to be too spoilery but I kind of have to be so if you haven't read this one and plan to, you might want to skip this. At the end of the story Eleanor finally puts herself first. As hard as it is to walk away from Travis she does it. Not because she didn't love him but because she had learned how destructive and damning the relationship was. I'm not saying I need out of my marriage or anything. I just wish I had more love and respect for myself and could learn to put myself first. Not in a selfish way just in a necessary way. 




Getting the Girl by Markus Zusak
If you read my guest post on Suey's blog a few years ago you know all about this one. If you missed it you really should check it out. If you don't want to click on over there. Let me just say this. You know the song Killing Me Softly by the Fugees? About this girl who goes to a club and this guy is singing this song and she swears it's all about her? Well, that's how I feel about this book. I read it and just sat there crying. I swear Markus was writing about me! 



  


Persuasion by Jane Austen
I'm actually a hopeless romantic. I know, you'd never guess it by how much eye rolling goes on around here over the romance in books but I really am a romantic. This book is my type of romance. When Captain Wentworth picks up Anne and puts her in the carriage when they all went for that walk and she was tired...Sigh!!! I just about die. And of course the letter he writes! I cried like a baby the first time I read that. 







So there you have it. WAY too much information about me....well, this is awkward...Just kidding. I hope you enjoyed this insight into my personality. 

29 comments:

  1. Ah, you are a hopeless romantic! I love Persuasion as well.

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  2. Nice list. I'm an Austen fan too.

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  3. Nice to meet you! Happy BBAW. I absolutely count Zusak's The Book Thief on my top 5 ever and yet is it odd that I haven't read anything else by him?

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    1. Yes! You have to read I Am The Messanger!

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  4. Awesome list here! I love it! And way to shout out that awesome guest post you wrote so long ago. Lovely memories of that week and that post and MZ himself. Sigh.(P.S. Are you surprised he features pretty prominently on my blog today too?)

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  5. I love Jane Austen and Persuasion is a great one. My favorite is Sense and Sensibility, but still...I love Anne. And that letter. Very nice choice!

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  6. I hadn't read any Jane Austen, until Pride and Prejudice (which I am currently reading), and I am in love with it! I was wondering what to pick next from her; would probably go with Persuasion. :)

    Glad to come across your blog through BBAW. :)

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    1. Persuasion is my favorite Austen.

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  7. I added A Madness of Angels to my TBR shelf. Thumbs up on Austen. I've read them all and loved them all!

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  8. See, I have heard SUCH good things about the Kate Griffin series. A romance novelist I love recommended it to me a little while ago, and now I have a second recommendation, so things are serious. Gotta get on this. :)

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    1. Very serious. You better drop everything and read it now! ;)

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  9. Yay Austen!! And Zusak. Really need some new Zusak!

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  10. Well that was awkward to read, joking :-) I'm not sure the world can handle you with powers, fun post.

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    1. Ha ha! Thanks for getting my jokes!

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  11. I have not heard you talk about the Kate Griffin books. I will have to look into them. I LOVE Persuasion! I'm so glad I finally read it. *SWOON*

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    1. Really?! I talk about them all the time. You might like them!

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  12. These books are recommendations for me. I'll need to look into Zusak's other books. I didn't know about anything else other than The Book Thief. Very curious about Underdogs.

    I love Jane Austen, as well, and just need to read Emma and Lady Susan to finish off all her completed books. I guess Sanditon should be on my list, too. Persuasion's a really good one of hers. Although, I find the writing so much better in P&P and S&S. She gets too summariz-y in most of her other works.

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    1. Yes, you must check out Zusak's other books!

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  13. I'm not surprised at all by any of the books on this list. Yay! I know you! Woo hoo! Now, if you would've asked me which ones you were going to list, I could have said the Michael Swift books and Odd Thomas and something Zusak. I'd probably have said Persuasion too. But, even though I know you really loved Elevated, I wouldn't have picked it out of thin air.

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  14. I have only read one of these books on your list - Odd Thomas! I need to check out more. And, seriously this Zusak book ... it was not on my radar. And since you referenced the Fugees song (which is seriously one of my all-time faves -- weird, right?!?), I've got to check it out!

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    1. Yes, it's one of my favorite of his.

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  15. YES to Persuasion! And now you've intrigued me about Getting the Girl. I've not read any Markus Zusak book, so perhaps I should try this one... I know just what you mean about some books just stay with you and how you connect with the MC (I clicked over to the post :). Thinking about it, I think that's why I talk up My Hands Came Away Red so much, because there's just something about Cory I relate to so very, very well.

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