The Fall-Time Cozy Book Tag!

Hey guys so I’ve been seeing this tag floating around and I most recently saw it on Book Snacks. So, I’d thought I’d do this tag to celebrate this wonderful time of the year! I hope you enjoy!


Crunching Leaves:The world is full of color. Choose a book that has reds, oranges, and yellows on the cover.

I choose Taken At Dusk by C.C Hunter because I absolutely love this fantasy series and this cover totally screams fall sunset to me!


Cozy Sweater: It’s finally cold enough to wear warm cozy clothing. What book gives you the warm fuzzies?

A Little Something Different by Sandy Hall is soooo very cute! I love the way she uses different perspectives and it reminds me of how sweet and sorta awkward having a crush can be :).


Fall Storm: The wind is howling and the rain is pounding. Choose your favorite book or genre that you would like to read on a stormy day 

As you guys know my two favorite genres are fantasy and contemporary. 🙂 This is a really hard decision but I think I’d read some fantasy books because they are the perfect addition to any stormy day. But if I were to read something contemporary I would definitely read Eleanor & Park that book is so cute. ❤


Cool Crisp Air: Who’s the coolest character you’d want to trade places with?

I would definitely trade place with Luna Lovegood from Harry Potter! First of all her name is pretty awesome, she has some amazing friends, and she has magical powers! Also, she is super sweet and caring 🙂


Hot Apple Cider: What under hyped book do you want to see become the biggest, hottest thing?

I really love this book it doesn’t have great review on Goodreads but I found it to be deliciously creepy and really captivating.


Coat, Scarves and Mittens: The weather has turned cold and it’s time to cover up. What’s the most embarrassing book cover you own that you like to keep hidden in public?

I actually really like this book it’s just the covers a little bit cheesy. I’m mostly embarrassed by it because when I got it in seventh grade from the library my mom asked me about the cover and winked. So, that basically made it the most embarrassing book over to me after that. 🙂


Pumpkin Spice: What’s your favorite fall time comfort food/foods?

Okay, so tea isn’t technically a food but I love it during this time of the year. Specifically the Candy Cane Green Tea from Trader Joe’s which is MY FAVORITE TEA OF ALL TIME! You have to try it!


Well, I hoped you enjoyed my tag I loved doing it it was so much fun! I tag all of you guys and if you would like just comment down below if you’re planning on doing it and I’ll include your blog in my post so people can check it out!

XOXO,

Madison

A SONG FROM ME TO YOU:

Little More Time by Ciaran Lavery

“Gimme just a little more time and I’ll be flowing to your door.

Just like a seed all my moves are slow I’m always heading for unsure.

I like to think I’m not a complicated man, but then again I can’t be sure.

So give me just a little more time, you know, you’ll give me til the early morn’.

I play the flute in a rag doll suit, and you wear the overcoat.

I never wanted you more than the time you buttoned I across your throat. You held my arm like an anchor would tie itself onto a boat.”

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The Disney Book Tag!

One of my favorite booktubers Kat (from Katytastic) created this tag a couple months ago and I felt that I had to do it! I hope you enjoy the tag! Also, comment down below your favorite Disney movie, I personally liked Sleeping Beauty best :). Fun fact: When I was little I used to scream “DON’T TOUCH THE NEEDLE” at Aurora when I watched Sleeping Beauty.

btw I’m listening to Disney music while writing this 🙂


The Little Mermaid…A character who is out of their element a “fish out of water”

America from The Selection fits this description perfectly, she comes from a poor family and a difficult lifestyle and then suddenly she’s living in a castle and she has to learn how to act properly and cope with this complete change of setting.


Cinderella… A character who goes through a major transformation

For this I choose Virginia from The Earth, My Butt, and Other Big Round Things she starts off with little confidence and to be completely honest she hates herself but in the end she has a new found confidence and respect for herself and who she is.


Snow White… A book with an eclectic cast of characters

The cast from Will Grayson, Will Grayson is certainly eclectic they’re are so many different personalities in this book. The authors of this book really bring together so many different characters and they make it work excellently!


Sleeping Beauty… A book that put you to sleep

I found New Moon by Stephanie Meyer to be especially boring, young Madison loved the Twilight series. But, I always thought New Moon was just the worst book of the series the majority of it is just Bella moping around waiting for Edward.


The Lion King… A character who had something traumatic happen to them in childhood

Okay, Harry Potter totally fits this description he had his parents killed in front of him as a baby and he was forced to live with his aunt and uncle and their terrible son. I’m really surprised he didn’t have an emotional breakdown tbh.


Beauty and the Beast… A beast of a book (a big book) that you were intimidated by, but found the story to be beautiful

I personally found Harry Potter an the Goblet of Fire to be HUGE I started reading the series in fifth grade so at the time a 700 page book seemed massive but I loved it so much it’s my favorite book in the series.


Aladdin… A character who gets their wish granted for better or for worse

For this I’m choosing Gatsby from The Great Gatsby all he wanted was Daisy back and he got her back, but not in the way he wanted.


Mulan… A character who pretends to be someone or something that they’re not 

Okay, so for this I choose Maven from Red Queen if you’ve read the book you know exactly what the fuck if talking about ugh he is such a jerk, but I’m not going to spoil what happened so you’ll just have to read the book to know why.


Toy Story… A book with characters you wish could come to life

For this I choose the characters from Fangirl because all the characters are so nice and funny and Levi is absolutely amazing.


The Princess and the Frog… A character who fell in love with someone unexpected

For this I choose Ben and Lacey from Paper Towns they’re so unexpected but they end up working well together and being really cute.


So, that is the Disney book tag! If, you’ve seen the original you can tell I changed the last one. The original tag included the new Disney Descendants t.v show/book because it was a promotion for them done by Kat and some other booktubers but I felt uncomfortable promoting something to you guys that I didn’t know a whole lot about. Here’s a link to the original one by Kat if you would like to check it out https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HWr3eIqBHqI

I hope you enjoyed this tag! Talk to you guys soon!

XOXO,

Madison

btw I think I’m going to start posting regularly on Sundays & Wensdays

My Favorite Disney Song;

When Will My Life Begin– Tangled 

“And so I’ll read a book or maybe two or three
I’ll add a few new paintings to my gallery
I’ll play guitar and knit, and cook and basically
Just wonder when will my life begin?”

Revenge of the Girl with the Great Personality by Elizabeth Eulberg

Title: Revenge of the Girl With the Great Personality

Author: Elizabeth Eulberg

Published: March 1st, 2013

Genres: YA, Contemporary

Rating: 3.6/5

Summary:

Lexi has always been considered plain compared to her seven-year-old pageant queen sister. It ‘s been this way since the divorce when her mother stopped putting her energy into mothering and began putting all of her energy into pageants. Sure, Lexi’s got problems but she has friends, and she’s funny and I guess you could say she’s popular. But, she’s never been one of those girls the type who make boys fall head over heels for them. Lexi’s tired of being passed over from guys and having her mother care more about pageants than her. She’s the “girl with the great personality” and she’s done being in the background.

Review:

Okay. so when I first read the summary of this book I was just like #relateable. Okay I’m sorry for the use of the hashtag but i really thought this book was going to be a cute funny read but sadly it really didn’t live up to its title. The character Lexi is just so one-sided and I really hate how insecure and “weak” the author made her. I know that every girl has insecurities but I hate it when authors use a girl’s insecurities to propel the whole plot line. But I thought Lexi’s best friend was pretty truthful about Lexi’s apparent insecurities and brought her back down to earth.

“I hate that you let other people’s opinion influence you, especially if their delusional.”

And Lexi’s sister was absolutely fabulous I mean she was a total brat but she was sassy, dramatic and she completely reminded me of toddlers and tiaras.

I also didn’t like ow the author portrayed her crush on a guy I just wish she talked more about her life and family instead of overly romanticizing a high school crush.

“There you are!” Logan says, and I try to keep my heart from floating out of my body when he smiles at me.”

So.. this book wasn’t my favorite but I liked how the character evolved and there were some things that I found #relateable. Also, this sassy line toward the end made me just a little bit proud of the character.

“So I can take off the makeup, but I’m still a good person. But there’s no such thing as bitch remover.”

Also this was pretty cute;

“I, Lexi Anderson, am proud to say that I do, indeed, have a great personality.
And it’s only a matter of time before the Beautiful People will be wishing they had great personalities, too.
Good luck with that, oh Beautiful Ones.
Because we Great Girls are the rarest breed.”

Have a great weekend guys!

-p.s shutout to Bethany for getting me into blogging again-


Here’s a song I felt fit the book;

Melanie Martinez– Mrs. Potato Head

“Kids forever, kids forever
Baby soft skin turns into leather
Don’t be dramatic it’s only some plastic
No one will love you if you’re unattractive
Oh Mrs. Potato Head tell me, is it true that pain is beauty?
Does a new face come with a warranty?
Will a pretty face make it better?
Oh Mr. Potato Head tell me
How did you afford her surgery?
Do you swear you’ll stay forever
Even if her face don’t stay together.”

XOXO,

Madison ❤

P.S here’s a couple more cute gifs I found for Toddler and Tiaras

Okay this is probably how you guys are feeling right now;

Fabulously Fun Reads For Summer!!!

summer book recomendations

Hey Guys! It’s been awhile, sorry I haven’t posted for a couple months first I had a bunch of stuff going on with school and finals and then my laptop decided to be a poop and I had to go get it fixed. So, since summer officially started a couple days ago I decided to give you some fun recommendations for books to read during the summer. Most of these books will be YA romance or fantasy books. I love to live vicariously through YA characters during the summer, I mean who doesn’t want to pretend that they’re in a whirlwind romance or finding out that they have magical powers when they’re actually just sitting in their basement. Okay, guys I hope you like my book recommendations for summer! Remember to read some books outside while we have this nice weather I love reading a good book under a shady tree during the summer. 🙂


Beach Blondes by Katherine Aapplegate

So, I know the title sounds cheesy that’s what I thought when I picked it up from the library but it was so good. I loved it!  It was sweet and dramatic and I just finished the second book in the series last week. I found this book to be captivating and it made me feel like I was in Florida with the characters in the book having the best summer of my life right alongside them.


Anna and the French Kiss by Stephanie Perkins

This book is super cute! I loved this book and it’s perfect for summer because it’s filled with cute British boys, fun French culture, and great friendships!


ThAngel Experiment (Maximum Ride #1) by James Patterson

This book is great it’s full of family, adventure, and epic dangers and mysteries. I loved the main character she was strong and caring and knew how to kick some butt it’s sure to be an exciting read for summer.


Born at Midnight by C.C. Hunter

I loved Born at Midnight and the whole Shadow Falls series! I love fantasy books like this and I loved how all the characters have some super cool powers. If this book was real I would totally want to be a witch and go to the Shadow Falls camp.

Summer camp + ❤ + fantasy = Shadow Falls


Girl Online by Zoe Sugg and Siobhan Curham (The Ghost Writer)

*WARNING THIS BOOK IS EXTREMELY CHEESY* Okay, this book is cheesy and I know that some of you don’t like cheesy YA romances but I love them. So, if you want an easy and lovely read this summer read Girl Online.


The Truth About Forever by Sarah Dessen

Okay, as you guys know I love Sarah Dessen’s books with a passion. And this book is great for the summer and it make will you feel all of the feels.


Frost- Jotun Chronicles #1 by Erin Latimer

Link: https://www.wattpad.com/story/990020-frost-jotun-chronicles-1

I read this book last summer and I loved it and guess what it’s on Wattpad so you can read this awesome book for free. This book is a beautifully written fantasy and you should definitely give it a try this summer!


Paper Towns by John Green

Trailer: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rFGiHm5WMLk

You’ve probably heard a ton about this book because it’s coming out as a movie soon but Paper Towns is my favorite book by John Green. It’s super cute and if you start soon you can read it before the movie comes out! 😀


The Winnie Years by Lauren Myracle

Okay, so I know I cheated because this is a series not a single book but I love this series! Lauren Myracle is one of my favorite authors and my friends and I read her books all throughout middle school. This series is about growing up and falling in love and these books are perfect for a fun relaxed summer.


I’d Tell You I Love You But Then I’d Have to Kill You by Ally Carter

The setting for this book is a spy school for girls and frankly this book is fucking awesome. I love the strong female characters who fight for themselves and fall in love at the same time. Also, if you like this series read the Airhead series by Ally Carter too because that is also pretty fucking fabulous.


The Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants by Ann Brashares

I’m pretty sure I don’t have to explain myself with this one just read it because it’s awesome. 🙂


Pants on Fire by Meg Cabot

I loved the main character in this book and I liked how it talked about how people can get tangled up in their own lies. I thought it was pretty good but the Goodreads reviews weren’t all great so let me know what you think if you read it.


So, those are my recommendations for some sweet summer reads! If you’ve read any of them comment down below so we can chat about them together!

Here’s my summer playlist I hope you enjoy it!

XOXO,

❤ Madison ❤

“Come with me,’ Mom says.
To the library.
Books and summertime
go together.”
Lisa Schroeder, I Heart You, You Haunt Me


To All the Boys I’ve Loved Before by Jenny Han + Video Representation

Title: To All the Boys I’ve Loved Before

Author: Jenny Han

Published: April 15th, 2014

Genre: YA

Rating: 4.5/5

Summary:

Whenever Lara Jean falls in love she always writes her crush a letter and puts it in an old hat box that belonged to her mother. Lara had been doing this for years it was her way of getting over her feelings and moving on. When her older sister goes to college, Lara’s dad decides to start fresh and donate some things to Goodwill. Lara begins to realize that her dad sent her letters out as more boys from her past begin popping up in her life again. As more crushes from her past reappear Lara’s love life gets increasingly complicated. Her neighbor Josh and her old friend Peter begin to confuse Lara’s emotions and make her wish that the letters in the box should have never been sent.

Review:

I loved this book! It was witty and smart and it had just the right amount of romance to draw me in. Lara is an interesting character who makes you understand her situation. After reading Elanor & Park and 13 Reasons Why I really needed a light and entertaining read and this book delivered. I loved how the author portrayed Lara as a character she fell in love but she wasn’t stupid and I feel like I would really want to be her friend. Lara Jean made me laugh and me want to get my own Peter Kavinsky.  Here are some super cute quotes I liked ❤ ;

“You only like guys you don’t have a chance with, because you’re scared.”

“Do you know what it’s like to like someone so much you can’t stand it and know that they’ll never feel the same way?”

“If love is like a possession, maybe my letter are like my exorcisms”

Literary Video Adaptation:

So, when I was hanging out on YouTube I found this super cool literary adaptation of To All the Boys I’ve Loved Before by Yulin Kuang. I’ll include it down below but definitely check it out it’s so cool.

XOXO,

Madison ❤

Here’s a song I felt fit the book;

Lenka- The Show

“I’m just a little bit caught in the middle
Life is a maze and love is a riddle
I don’t know where to go I can’t do it alone I’ve tried
And I don’t know why
Slow it down
Make it stop
Or else my heart is going to pop
‘Cause it’s too much
Yeah, it’s a lot
To be something I’m not
I’m a fool
Out of love
‘Cause I just can’t get enough”

The Frozen Book Tag!!!

So, I was tagged by Captivated~By~Fantasy to do this book tag and I am super excited! This is my first book tag so I hope you enjoy it!


1.Frozen heart… beautiful! Powerful! Dangerous! Cold! What character do you think of when you hear this description?

When I hear this definition I think of Warner from Shatter Me by Tahereh Mafi. He’s sexy, a little bit crazy, and dangerously irresistible. images


 Do You Want To Build a Snowman?A character you want to build a snowman with… 

I would want to build a snowman with Annie from Breathe, Annie, Breathe by Miranda Kenneally I love this character so much! She is such a strong and funny character who has never-ending perseverance. I would want to talk about how she got over the grief of losing her boyfriend and how she found such a cute new bae. I’d also want to know how she stopped hating running because I want to try to be more athletic 😛 .


For the first time in forever…  You haven’t been able to read anything in a long time and your TBR pile has been growing larger and larger. What book (of your TBR pile, so no rereads) would you pick?

I would read The Truth About Alice by Jennifer Mathieu it looks like a really good book with an interesting plot and it reminds me of 13 Reasons Why and I absolutely LOVED that book.


Love is an open door… With what book or which character (or both!) would love be an open door with it? Or for what book/which character would you close the door?

So I can’t pick just one so I would open the door to Derek from the Shadow Falls Series by C.C Hunter and I would also open the door to Kent from Before I Fall by Lauren Oliver. Both characters are supportive, kind, and super cute and I would love the opportunity to fall in love with either of them. ❤ I would close the door on Jeremy from Going Vintage by Lindsey Leavitt. He is a total ass I mean who cheats on their girlfriend with another girl online and then tries to get her back?


Let it go…A book or book series you used to love but you let it go.

I used to read the Judy Moody by Megan McDonald all the time when I was younger but I stopped reading it a couple years ago.


Reindeers Books Are Better Than People… Let’s say you’re tired of people today. What book would you rather spend the day with? 

I would rather spend the day with To All the Boys I’ve Loved Before by Jenny Han. It is such a cute funny book and a great read.


In summer… A book perfect for summer

I think The Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants series is great for summer I also think the series The Winnie Years by Lauren Myracle is great for the summertime.


Fixer Upper… A book that’s a bit of a fixer-upper and should be fixed with a little bit of love ?

In Deep by Terra Elan McVoy need some fixing it has a difficult plot and I just had a lot of problems with it. I wrote a review about it here if you want to hear more about my issues with it.


Okay, that it that was A LOT of fun I hope you enjoyed it and I’m tagging all of you guys to do this challenge!

XOXO,

Madison ❤

Eleanor & Park by Rainbow Rowell

71LkLmxqgjLTitle: Eleanor & Park

Author: Rainbow Rowell

Published: February 26th, 2013

Genres: YA,  Romance

Rating: 4.8/5

Summary:

Eleanor has always felt a little bit weird with her crazy red hair, weird sense of style, and messed up family she was an outsider. Park has always felt plain with his normal clothes, comic book collection, and cliche American family. When Eleanor sits next to him on the bus everything changes.They find each other irresistible and undeniably amazing. They understand that love is fleeting but they wan’t more than anything for it to work. As they begin to get closer complications arise as Eleanor’s abusive stepfather and society’s norms try to push them apart. 

Review:

I knew this book was going to be good when I heard the author’s name was Rainbow. I absolutely loved this book I heard so many good things and this book exceeded my expectations. Rainbow Rowell is an AMAZING author who can switch between POV like a ninja. Park love Eleanor for her flaws which made me love Park even more. This book showed a love that was unimaginable and heart breaking. I felt like I was there with them feeling this emotional roller coaster they were riding together. The only reason that this book didn’t 5/5 was because the ending was lame I understand that “happy endings” are cliche but I felt that Eleanor and Park deserved the cheesiest most lovey-dovey ending ever and it made me sad that they didn’t get that. This book enchanted me and made me feel all the feels.

Here are some quotes I liked;

““I don’t like you, Park,” she said, sounding for a second like she actually meant it. “I…” – her voice nearly disappeared – “think I live for you.”
He closed his eyes and pressed his head back into his pillow.
“I don’t think I even breathe when we’re not together,” she whispered. “Which means, when I see you on Monday morning, it’s been like sixty hours since I’ve taken a breath. That’s probably why I’m so crabby, and why I snap at you. All I do when we’re apart is think about you, and all I do when we’re together is panic. Because every second feels so important. And because I’m so out of control, I can’t help myself. I’m not even mine anymore, I’m yours, and what if you decide that you don’t want me? How could you want me like I want you?”
He was quiet. He wanted everything she’d just said to be the last thing he heard. He wanted to fall asleep with ‘I want you’ in his ears.”

“Eleanor was right. She never looked nice. She looked like art, and art wasn’t supposed to look nice; it was supposed to make you feel something.”

Ok so I know this review was random but I told you I was feeling the feels.

So you have to read the book to truly, honesty, deeply understand.

XOXO,

Madison

Here’s a song I felt fit the book;

Half a Heart– One Direction

“And being here without you is like I’m waking up to
Only half a blue sky
Kinda there but not quite
I’m walking around with just one shoe
I’m half a heart without you
I’m half a man at best,
With half an arrow in my chest
I miss everything we do,
I’m half a heart without you”