Category Archives: Misc.

June Wrap-Up, Life Updates, and 4th of July

Hey guys! Long time no speak! How you doing? First of all, happy 4th of July America!! Are you doing anything fun for the 4th? Last night I went to see fireworks and ran into ten million people that I know so that was fun. We also had an impromptu barbecue. Confetti poppers are the best things in the world!! Today, on the actual 4th of July, I don’t think we have anything planned. We were going to just spend the day by the pool, but the weather doesn’t seem to want to cooperate. I think we’re going to watch Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows (part 1 and 2) and just chill.

Now let’s talk about my June wrap-up. I meant to get this up earlier, on the last day of the month like I usually do, but I never got around to writing it. This month I feel like I was planning on reading a lot more than I did, so I feel like I didn’t read enough. I got a job at a camp as an assistant counselor for a bunk of twelve 4 yr. old boys, so when I finally get home, I’m too exhausted to do much of anything else. The truth is, I did get an okay amount of reading done, so let’s sees what I read in the month of June!

1.Doon by Carey Corp

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Doon is about a girl who thinks she’s going crazy when she starts to see a mysterious blond boy popping up everywhere, and than disappearing. When she travels to Scotland with her best friend, she gets tangled in a tale of secret kingdoms and witches. Doon is loosely based on the premise of the musical Brigadoon, and has many references to the play.                                                                                                                                                                       I gave this book a 4 out of 5 stars on Goodreads. I really did enjoy this book, but it was a little iffy at times. It had a lot of “seriously?” moments, but overall, it was a pretty good book. f314ff15b40f1354c76d01aa28ca51ea

2.Let The Sky Fall by Shannon Messenger

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This is another book about a character who sees people nobody else can see, but in this story, a boy, Vane Weston, survives a category 5 tornado, that killed his parents, with his memory totally wiped. I gave this book 4 out of 5 stars, and you can check out my review here.

3.To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee

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If you don’t know what this book is about, it’s basically follows a girl in a quiet southern town as she is faced with question of racism and morality, and how she grows up through the years. I gave this book a 3 out of 5 stars because while it was interesting, it bored me a little.

In the month of June I also started reading The Unexpected Everything by Morgan Matson, and it has been amazing! I’m really enjoying this book. I’m currently on page 407 and I think I’m going to get some more reading done after I put this up. Anyway, happy 4th of July and I hope to talk to you soon!

-Leah

Top 5 Fictional Character Names

Hey guys! Today I’m going to tell you my top five favorite book character names. Let’s get started!

1. Lilac LaRoux – These Broken Stars.

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I love this name! I’m not even sure why I love it so much but I could see myself naming my kid Lilac.

2. Celeana Sardothien – Throne of Glass

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This is such a cool name! I love all of the names that Sarah J Maas comes up with. They are all so creative a unique.

3. Magnus Bane – City of Bones

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I love the name Magnus. I wouldn’t name my kid that, but it just sounds so powerful and cool. I also love Magnus’s character.

4. Hermione Granger – Harry Potter

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Hermione has to be up here somewhere because it has been one of my favorite names for such a long time.

5. Laia – An Ember in the Ashes

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Laia is such a cool name and I love the spelling. It looks so cool when written down and the pronunciation (or at least how I pronounce it) is also so unique.

What are you favorite fictional names? Leave your thoughts down below!

-Leah

Fictional Character Book Recommendations!

Hey guys! So as you could probably tell from the title, I’m not really sure what to call this, but basically, in this post, I’m going to be naming a bunch of different fictional characters, and I’m going to be telling you what book genre I think that they would like. Let’s get started!

Katniss Everdeen (The Hunger Games)

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I think Katniss would probably read a lot of diy books. I feel like she’s the kind of character who likes to be independent, so she would enjoy learning how to diy stuff.

Tris Prior (Divergent)

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I think Tris would enjoy reading time travel books. I’m not totally sure why, but she just seems like someone who would like those.

Celeana Sardothien (Throne of Glass)

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I think Celeana would enjoy reading Dystopian books, like the aforementioned, with badass female protagonists who defy all odds because from Throne of Glass we get the image the Celeana doesn’t like to be, and shouldn’t be, underestimated.

Eleanor (Eleanor and Park)

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I think Eleanor would like reading cheesy romance novels because while she has a super tough life, she always seemed to me to be more of a dreamer.

Hazel Grace (The Fault in our Stars)

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I feel like Hazel would like reading tragic romances or books about war. She seems to like more depressing books, so any book that is honest and “real” would be something she would probably enjoy.

Jace Wayland (The Mortal Instruments)

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I think that Jace likes books of poetry and Shakespearean type stuff. Anything mature and hard to understand, Jace would be all over it.

So that’s all I have for this post! Did you agree? Disagree? Do you want to see more of these done? Let me know by leaving a comment! If you decided to do this post, leave a link so I can check it out! Also, if you happen to have a better title for this, please tell me! Thanks!

-Leah

May Wrap Up!

Hey everyone! So this month, I haven’t really had much time to read because of finals, which really stink, but the one good part of finals is that it means that school is wrapping up, so hopefully I’ll have more time to read in June!

In May, I didn’t really stick to my TBR list, but I’m not to upset about that. I’m kind of disappointed that I didn’t read more this month, but that’s okay. Let’s start with what I read in May!

Me Before You by Jojo Moyes

This was the first book that I read in May, and while it was amazing, it left me in quite a book hangover. I had to take a week or so to just let it sink in, and than I was able to read another book.

Clockwork Angel by Cassandra Clare

For those of you who have been reading my posts for a while, you guys probably know how much I love Cassandra Clare, so I was so excited to read this book, and I loved it! I’m so excited to finish reading the infernal devices!

The Unwanteds by Lisa McMann

This is a middle grade book that has been on my TBR shelf for a while, so when I wanted to read an easy, quick book, I read this one. It was actually really good, and I want to continue the series eventually, but it’s not one of my top priorities right now.

A Thousand Pieces of You by Claudia Gray

This was the last book that I read in May, and I really enjoyed it as well. I haven’t read many scifi books, but I definitely want to continue on with this trilogy, and if you have any good scifi books you’d recommend, let me know!

The reason I’m not doing a June TBR this month is because I don’t want to worry about sticking to it, so I’m just going to read whatever I feel like and as much as I can. The one thing I know I’m going to read is Boy With Words by CE Wilson because the author sent me an arc, so plan for a review to come soon! Thanks!

-Leah

Dear No One

Hey guys. I’ve been pondering stuff lately, because I’m in a pondering mood, and I’ve been thinking about the concept of writing letters to nobody. I know that To All The Boys I’ve Loved Before has a similar concept, but what if every time you wanted to say something that you know you shouldn’t, you  just wrote a letter, or even a little note, addressed to that person, but never for them to receive. So a few nights ago, I tried it. It was the middle of the night, and I really could not sleep. I was just thinking about so much stuff, and my brain would not shut off. I’ve tried keeping a diary, I’ve tried journaling, I’ve even tried meditating, and while I enjoy doing all of those, that night I decided to try something new. I took out one of my notebooks from the basket under my bed, and wrote a letter.

I wrote a letter to the person who was popping up in my mind the most, and I just wrote out my feelings. I think I might tweak it in the future and just write to “No One”, but I found this letter writing process to be oddly relaxing. I think it really helped to kind of solidify my thoughts into paper and ink.

Have you ever written a letter that you know you will never send? If you try it, let me know!

-Leah

50 Followers!!!

Hey everyone! This is a super exciting day because we recently reached 50 followers on Leah’s Book Blog!! I would like to thank each and every one of you guys for following me, and sticking with me throughout the first couple of months. I am so super grateful for you guys for helping me get here! Our fam is growing steadily!

Thanks again!

-Leah

I also just realized that this is my 50th post!! How cool is that?

Have I Been Tagged?

Hey everyone. So I know that this is kind of random, but if you notice that someone tagged me, could you please let me know? I feel like I’ve been missing a lot of tags because I didn’t see when someone tagged me. Thanks!

-Leah