I’m finally back! Also summer book haul

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Hello everyone! Yes it is I your friendly book blogger, I’ve been gone a few months because I’ve been really busy but I’ll be blogging regularly for now on. Today was my last day of school and I have absolutely nothing to do for the summer so I will be spending the next two and half months reading, writing, watching tons of Netflix, and blogging. Anyways I plan too write a post twice a week but hopefully they’ll be more but lets start small. 
       Now onto the book haul, I have a little tradition where every year on the last day of school i go and buy way too many books to read during the summer. I wont be giving a full synopsis of every book just why i bought it. Without further a due lets get started.

1: Girl in the blue coat by Monica Hesse. Ive never heard of this book before but I’ve been wanting to red more historical fiction so i decided to pick this one up.  Believe it takes place during World War 2.

2: Three dark crowns by. I don’t really know what this book is about but I’ve seen a lot of people talk about it. Im really excited too get to this one because it sounds a lot different then what I usually read.

3: Ready player one by Ernest cline. Ive heard people talking about this book for YEARS yet I have no idea what its about but it was on sale so I picked it up.

4: The book jumper by. I was walking around Barnes and Nobel and i saw this book and i loved the cover so I looked it up on goodreads and found out that this book doesn’t even come out till July 20th so obviously I had to take it, i can’t wait too read it.

5: Wires and nerve by Marrisa Meyer. This is actually a graphic novel about a character named Iko from the the Lunar Chronicals which is one of my favorite series so anything in this world I will read.

6: Always and forever, Lara Jean by Jenny Han. This is the third and final book in the Lara Jean trilogy which I love. I can’t wait too see what happens too these fantastic characters.

7: Stalking Jack the Ripper by Kerri Maniscaloc. As soon as i heard about this book I knew I had to read it. I love murder mysteries and this story brings such a fun and creepy twist on this story.
     Anyways thats all i have for today so i hope you guys enjoyed this post and let me know if you’ve read any of these books. I’m really excited too get back into blogging and I hope you guys are too. Don’t forget too like, comment, and follow. Happy reading!

Heyyyyy

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Hey guys it’s me, Rebecca remember me? Probably not because I haven’t posted anything in over a month. In my last post I told you I was taking a break because I had a move and I would be back in the middle of March. But now it’s the middle of April and I haven’t posted anything since. So, sorry about that. My life has gotten a little crazy and I’ve been trying to focus on school more. I just wanted to make this post to tell you guys that I’m knocking to be coming back until the end of the school year because I really need to focus on my schoolwork right now.  My last day of school is May 26, so after that I’ll start posting two times a week again maybe even three times. I really miss you guys and I missed posting and I miss talking about books in my writing so I can’t wait for school to be over and to get back into this. I hope you guys miss me and I hope you’re looking forward to my return at the end of May. See you guys soon, happy reading!

I’m really sorry + hiatus 

Hey guys! I am so so so sorry for not posting anything the past two weeks. I really meant to post but I ended up getting sick twice and then school and my social life has been pretty crazy. I really miss blogging about reading and writing and interacting with you guys. Sadly I’m not back, I have to continue to be on hiatus because I’m moving, tomorrow actually.

    It’s a pretty exciting move for a couple reasons but it’s also stressful as all moves are. I’m taking a break from blogging because I want to focus on setting up my room and of course school and I just need to take something off my plate and sadly reading, writing, and blogging have to go on the back burner. Isn’t life funny like that? You always end up giving up the things you actually love. Anyways I’m hoping to come back mid march once I get settled in. 

     Let me know what kind of post you guys want to see when I come back, and I will hopefully start pre-planning my posts. I really miss you guys and I hope you look forward to my grande return. Thanks for being so patient and I will talk to you guys soon! ❤

Five ya books with great love stories 

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     Hey guys! Happy Valentine’s Day! I’m probably the only single person in the world that actually likes Valentine’s Day so I hope that if your single or have a significant other that you have a great day filled with chocolate. Today I thought I would do a post talking about my top five favorite books with a love story. These are all primary contemporary love stories so no Syfy or fantasy on this list (sorry). 
     #1 Everything, everything by Nicola Yoon: This book is about a girl named Madeline who basically is allergic to everything and hasn’t left her house in seventeen years. A boy named Olly moves in next door and he has his fair share of family problems. The two start messaging online and start forming a relationship. I know this sounds a little cliché but it’s really great. The main character is relatable and not afraid to go after her dreams. It’s a really great story about first love, family, and putting yourself out there. 
     #2 Anna and the French kiss by Stephanie Perkins: I read this book for the first time back in 2014 (or 2013 I can’t remember) and I still love it. This book follows a girl named Anna who is sent to a boarding school in Paris for her senior year. She meets a great group of friends and slowly starts to fall for one of them named, but of course he’s got a girlfriend (cause they always do, am I right?) I love this book because it’s so pure and funny and is filled with lovable characters. This is also a great book to read if your in a reading slump.
     #3 Eleanor and park by Rainbow Rowell: Oh man this is another book that is so pure and amazing and perfect. It’s about these two characters who are both misfits and have weird family lives. I love the romance in this book because it’s two people who come from crappy lives and then they find someone who finally gets them.
      #4 Me before you by Jojo Moyes: I read this book last summer when the movie came out and I loved it. It’s such a cute fun read. Now I know I just said it’s fun but they do discuss some topics that are really not fun but it’s still a great book. This book is about a girl who becomes a aid for a man named Will Traynor who is paralyzed after a motorcycle accident. This is one of those great contemporaries that make you laugh, fall in love, and cry all at the same time. And once your done reading this you can watch the movie because the movie is equally great.
       #5 The Hamilton affair by Elizabeth Cobbs: This one is for all you historical fiction and Hamilton fans. This book tells the heartbreaking love story of Alexander Hamilton and Eliza 

Schuyler. You’ll love this book if you’re a fan of the musical Hamilton or if you love historical fiction romances. This book is just great and really shows you the lives and hardships of the people who where there at the beginning of the United States.
     Well that’s all I have for you today, once again I wish you a lovely Valentine’s Day and I hope you enjoyed this post and check out all these books. Don’t forget to like, comment, and follow. Happy reading!

Fever code book review 

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Hey guys! Today I will be reviewing and discussing the fever code by James Dashner. This book is a prequel to James Dashner popular maze runner trilogy. If you’ve never heard of the maze runner, 1 where have you been? 2 don’t worry cause no one really cares about these books anymore. Don’t get me wrong I love them but their just not that great anymore. Sadly YA dystopian books are dead, sad but true. 
    Anyway like I said this book takes place before the events of the first book in the trilogy. This book answers a lot of questions fans have been asking for ages so even if you don’t really care about this franchise anymore but you were a big fan back in the day you should still pick this up so you can finally have some closure in your life. 
    At first I gave this book four stars but if I’m honest it really only deserves three stars. I had quite a few problems with this book but honestly it’s probably just because I haven’t been in this world for so long and I was a very different person (and reader) back when I first read these books. Anyway that’s all for the none spoilers for this post. If your interested in this book go read it and then come back to this post.
                                                                   *SPOILERS*
     First let’s talk about what I didn’t like about this book because honestly there’s quite a bit. First off I feel like this book was advertised like it was a must read and it would change the whole series but it really doesn’t (except for maybe something at the very end but we’ll talk about that later). I feel like this book lacked a full circle story and plot. It’s been so long since I’ve read these books that I forgot so much about the characters so I wish I re-read the last book before I read this one.

      I never read the kill order so should I have read that before I read this book? Let me know in the comments. 

      My favorite part of this book was just being able to see all the characters before they went to the maze. I loved all the scenes with the whole group just hanging out and escaping the crappy situation they were. It was interesting to hear about their first few days in the maze and how they reacted. 

      One thing that I’m still really confused about Teressa . After reading her letter at the end of this book I just have more questions. Was she working for wicked during the whole trilogy or did dr. Paige trick her like she did Thomas? I’m a little mad about that James Dashner took my favorite character to this direction and I wish we had a little more clarity.

       Well I guess that’s all for this post. Sorry it was so short I guess I was just a little disappointed so I don’t have much to say about it. I hope you guys enjoyed this post and don’t forget to like, comment, and follow. Happy reading!

                                                                    

My anxiety 

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Late nightQuite house 

Loud thoughts 

My anxiety asks un answerable questions like,

Did I just lose a friend?

How long till all I know is gone?

Is she mad at me?

Are we making a mistake?

Will I look back on this night and think about how foolish I was?

And of course my thoughts do what they always do in my quiet moments, think of him.

Does he know how I feel?

Does he love her?

Should I tell him how I feel?

Should I walk away so I don’t get hurt from the pain of not being the one he chooses?

A house asleep.

My anxiety awake.

Feeding me lies a smarter girl would know aren’t true.

January wrap up and February TBR 

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Hello everyone! Today I will be sharing with you my January wrap up and February tbr. January wasn’t a great reading month for me because I’ve been really busy and I’ve used all my free time for writing. I wanted to read four books but I only ended up reading two books.
     #1 Salt to the sea by Ruta Septeys: My first read of 2017 and I loved it. This book follows four characters during World War II and it we find out that all these characters are hiding something. I gave this book four stars and I have a full review on it if you want to learn more.Salt to the sea book review

https://fanaticbooknerd.wordpress.com/2017/01/19/salt-to-the-sea-book-review/ 
      #2 The infinite sea by Rick yancy: Sadly I really didn’t enjoy this book. I don’t know why but I just can’t get into this series. This is the second book in the fifth wave trilogy which follows a group of teenagers trying to survive the alien invasion. I wish I liked this book but I just couldn’t get into it. I gave it three out of five stars. 
       Okay now let’s talk about my February TBR. It looks like February will be even crazier then January but I’m still going to give myself four books to read because apparently I like to torture myself.
       #1 The fever code by James Dashner: I’m actually currently reading this book and I’m halfway through. This book is a prequel to the maze runner trilogy by James Dashner which is one of my favorite series. I’m really enjoying this book so far and there should be a review up soon. 
       #2 The house of the scorpion by Nancy Farmer: This is another book that I’m actually currently reading and so far enjoying. This book is about a boy who never leaves his house until he meets a group of kids and then he finds out there’s something wrong with him and he’s been hidden from society. I hope I like the rest of this book and hopefully I’ll write a review for it.
       #3 The last ship by Rick Yancy: I know I just said that I didn’t enjoy the infinite sea but I’m tired of having these books sit on my shelf unread so I’m finally going to read the end of this series. This book is the third and final book in the fifth wave trilogy and hopefully I’ll actually like this book unlike the others.
       #4 A whole new world by Liz Brashwell: I don’t know a whole lot about this book except that it’s a Aladdin re-telling. Basically it’s about Aladdin if he never found the genie lamp. I bought this book ages ago and since it’s Valentine’s Day I thought it would be nice to read a re-telling about one of my favorite Disney couples. 
       And that’s all I really have to talk to you about today. Let me know how many books you read in January and what you plan to read in February. I hope you guys enjoyed this post and don’t forget to like, comment, and follow. Happy reading!

January writing update 

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Hey guys! So earlier this month I made a post talking about my writing goals for 2017 which you can read here> https://fanaticbooknerd.wordpress.com/2017/01/09/reading-and-writing-goals-for-2017/in that post I mentioned doing monthly writing updates and back then I didn’t think I would have a lot to talk to you about but turns I actually do. As a few of ou know I participated in NaNoWriMo back in November, sadly I didn’t win because of some personal family stuff but I still wanted to work on my story.         So on January 16th I decided to start editing my story, I ended changing a big thing so I’ve had to rewrite the whole first draft and I love the changes I’ve made because I feel like the story flows so much better. I’m not done yet and I still have a lot to change in the second draft and then I’ll have to really start editing which will not be done.

          In case you don’t know my book is called A thousand European summers and if you want to know what it’s about you can check out this blog post I wrote about it > https://fanaticbooknerd.wordpress.com/2016/10/31/nanowrimo-16/ 

           I’m really happy with all the work I’ve done so far, the second draft currently has 24,717 words. One of the biggest changes I’ve made was that I cut out one of the characters but I think I’ll add them back in during the third draft. 

            I’ve been listening to a lot of Disney music while working on this draft and I find myself that it really gets me pumped and exciting for writing. During NaNoWriMo I posted a few snippets of my story so I decided since I’m really exciting about my writing write now I would share with you the first page of my book. Please remember I have not edited it at least yet and it’s still very early in the process so I hope you guys like it.
  

     “Please don’t make me go.” I begged my mother.

“Harper you have to come.” My mom said.

“I really rather not.” I said. 

“It’s our last summer with Ethan and Erica before they go to college, we have to go.” 

“I can’t go. I just can’t .” I told them.

“If this is about the Smiths they can’t make it this year so you don’t have to worry about them.” My mom told me.

“This isn’t about the smiths, I just don’t want to go.” I said. 

    The smiths are the family we share the villa in Italy with. Back when I was three my parents where looking for a house in Europe to spend their summers in and so were the Smiths. We both put in high offers and the owner couldn’t decide who to give it to. So my parents and the smiths decided we could share the villa so every science then we all go to to Italy every year and spend the summer together. 
  “Well what about your art? I know you wanted to make some better paintings this summer and you always do your best work when we’re in Europe.” My dad said. Sadly we was right. I don’t know what it is but whenever I’m in Italy and at the villa something is my paintings just get better, my it’s because that’s where I discovered my love for art.
  “Exactly, then you’ll have something to send out to all the art schools in the fall.” Once again they were right. I’ve been stressing out over what paintings of mine I would send out is the upcoming fall for art schools to look at. I’m proud of most of my paintings but there just weren’t any I could trust to secure my future as a artist. 
   “It won’t be for the whole summer, just a few weeks.” My mom said. 

   “Ok fine I’ll go.” I say. It doesn’t really matter I would have to go weather I wanted to or not but my parents wanted me to want to go instead of them forcing me. 
          Now a few weeks later here I am standing in the Toscana airport in Florence Italy with the rest of my family. There’s six of us, my parents, Ethan and Erica who are twins and the oldest’s then there’s me just a year younger, and the of course there’s Olive who is seven. 
      This is the airport we land in every year. It’s pretty funny when a small airport holds so many memories..

      Over where baggage claim is where Ethan tried and failed at hitting on a girl from Sweden. Over in security is where Erica’s peruse got stolen ( ironic right). And over where the Starbucks is where mom realized she was pregnant with Olive after she threw up on the plan the whole way here. 
   “You doing ok there Harper?” My dad asks. He asking me this because I got sick on the plane, this happens every time I’m on a plane. 

   “Yeah I’m good thanks dad.” I say.

   “It’s comforting to know we can always count on Harper getting sick no matter what.” Ethan says and I shoot him an annoyed look. Everyone is pretty exhausted in fact Olive is sound asleep and we haven’t been able to wake her up since we landed. Erica looks extremely annoyed probably cause she hasn’t had any coffee in the past twelve hours. We go across the street and rent a car from the rental car place just like we do every year. Mom and Erica feel asleep in the waiting room so me and Ethan have to entertain Olive who is now wide awake. 
   Well I hope you guys liked that and I want to hear your comments and opinions. Let me know if you would like me to share more from my book it the future. I will doing these kind of posts at least once a month. Don’t forget to like, comment, and follow. Happy reading! Or writing!

Five books everyone should read

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Hello everyone! Today I decided I would share with you five books that I that I think everyone should read. These are books that I love and that I thought were really impactful and have an important message. Let me know if you’ve read any of these books or if there’s a book that you think should be on this list. 
   

   #1Wish girl by Nikki Loftin: This book is about a boy who’s family just moved to basically the middle of nowhere. He doesn’t feel like he really fits in with the rest of his family who are are all very loud and outgoing while he is extremely introverted and quite. One day he meets a girl who has cancer and is staying at a near by art camp. I read this book so fast and loved it so much. It’s really sad and it’s not really what you think it is. I love this book book because the friend ship between the two characters and how they shape each other’s lives. 
     #2: Mosquito land by David Arnold: This book is about a girl who’s parents separated and she now lives with her dad who is about to about to get married and become a farther again. When she finds out that her mother is sick she hops and a public bus and runs away to see her. I love this book because of how it rightfully portrays mental illness. We meet a great cast of characters who anyone can relate to. 
     #3: The strange and beautiful sorrows of Ava Lavender by Lesley Walton: Ah man I can’t even describe how much I live this book. It has beautiful writing, amazing characters, and a story that you’ll think back all the time. This story follows three generations of women. One of them is in a loveless marriage, one suffers through a devastating heartbreak, and the other is born with wings. This book touches on SO many important topics and trust me you won’t want to put it down.
      #4: Thirteen reasons why by Jay Asher: This book is about a girl named Hannah who commits suicide and then leaves behind thirteen tapes explaining why. This book taught me to be more aware about how my actions and words effect other people around me. This book is really emotional but very important. Also there’s a Netflix show coming out in march that’s based on this book. 
      #5: Between shades of gray by Ruta Septeys: Every time I think or talk about this book it gets closer to becoming my all time favorite book. This story follows a Lutheran girl named Lina during World War II in Russia. Her family get taken away by NKVD soldiers. This book shows the disturbing but they real life of the people effected by this time. Even if you don’t care for historical fiction I still would recommend this book to you because I wasn’t a fan of historical fiction until I read this book. 
        And that ladies and gentlemen is the end of this list. I hope you guys enjoyed this post and check out all these books, if you do share with me your thoughts. Don’t forget to like, comment, and follow. Happy reading!