Winter Book Tag

Hello, wonderlandians! Today I will be answer some question for a tag because I have not done one in a while. I found this tag over at Chelle’s Book Ramblings.

Questions

1. Snow: Name a book that gave you the chills

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Maybe Now by Colleen Hoover. This book was everything this year. I didn’t even know that this book existed until a few months ago. Yes,you read that right. I was so happy to found the book. It was just what I needed. When I read the first book I always like the way that it ended but this book added such a new outlook on to whole story. If you want to read my thought that click the blue link and you can read all of the thoughts on this book.

It is one the I would recommend but only if you have read maybe someday and maybe not. Seriously, these are three books that you have to check and if you have never read a Colleen Hoover book before this is a great series to start off with.

2. Happy Holidays: Name your favorite Holiday book

There is book that I loved It was called the Last Boyfriend by J.S Cooper.

The Last Boyfriend (Forever Love Book 1) by [Cooper, J. S.]

This is not a Christmas book. I just remember reading this book one during Christmas. This is when I was broke and had no job becasue I was in college. When I was getting my associates degree I was not in a place to both work and go to school. I was able to get a lot reading done becasue all I was really able to do what school work and reading. I remember reading and loving this book.

It gave me all the feels. Now thinking about it this is one book I should add to my TBR for next year. I want to do a reread challenge. There are so many book that I was to reread and I will actually have the time since I will be graduation with my bachelors degree. So I will have lots of time that will be freed up and I. I am very excited about this.

3. Crackling Fire: Name a Book you want to throw in a fire.

There are two books that I would throw in to fire to keep my self warm.

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Enough said.

4. Treat yo self: Name a fake book that if made, you would pay any amount of money for. (ie. another harry potter book, Willy Wonka and the Chocolate factory that came with Chocolate)

I’m not sure but it would have vampires and magic. If it was like Vampire Academy or The Lux Series. I would be down for that. We need another great YA series I feel like there have not been some in a long while.

5. Hot chocolate: Name a book that was sweet at first then became bitter.

For this one I’m going to have to draw blank. I don’t know any books that started off sweet but then became bitter. For these kinds of things I DNF a book if I don’t like it.

6. New Year’s Eve: Most Anticipated book of the new year!

Again for this one I’m gonna have to draw a blank because I don’t really keep up with what’s popular. I find a book that I like and I just read it. I typically tend to read authors who are more indie. Yes I know how that sounds but I really do you read a lot of independent others like once you are self published. It’s not that I’m not in the main stream box it’s just I have found that the more hyped up a book is and the more main stream it is the less I like it. So for me I find a lot of authors through either of them contacting me or I work with a PR company. The but the best way that I find them is bad going on Amazon and looking at the books that are like $.99. I have found some of my favorite authors that way. This goes back to you when I wasn’t able to work and go to school at the same time so because I wasn’t working I had to be very strategic with the money that I was given throughout the year. So for Christmas I would get like $300 in gift cards to iBooks or Amazon and that had to last me until my birthday. Which my birthdays in May so it was like six months and then from my birthday until Christmas. So I became really strategic with how are use my gift cards and how are use my money. So I found a lot of great deals for books that were less than five dollars and I found some amazing authors that way.

7. Family Time: Name a literary family that you would want to be a part of…

So I’m sure a lot of people know that my favorite book is vampire academy so I am assuming this is me assuming you may not assume this but I ask people in my real life and they’re like oh the vampire academy books you want to be related to rose. But that is not the case here there is a book series that I really really love it’s called the Ashen touch trilogy by Kristy Nicolle and I would love to be related to Haedes. And I probably spelled that wrong. But he is amazing I love the character that she wrote and his lineage is freaking awesome and that’s where I wanna B.

8. Wishes: What book do you wish you could re-read for all the feels?

Dear Lord for this one there are so many. I would really like to read in for the vampire academy series again. I would also really love to read listen to the luxe series by Jennifer L Armentrout. I would love to revisit the demon blood series and I’m forgetting the author. It’s really been that long since I’ve read it. I would love to reread the twilight series I haven’t done that in like 10 years. I would love to reread beautiful bastard, Fifty Shades of Grey, the submissive trilogy, that this man series. I mean there’s honestly a lot Gabriel’s in Ferneau that’s becoming a TV show next year. I mean there really is a lot that I would love to re-read and I am making it a goal for next year to re-read and then kind of report back on if I felt the same way about the series. So look out for that next year.

9. Spread the Joy: Who do you tag?

I absolutely tag everybody to do that. Please please please if you do it tag me and let me know so I can please read your responses. The one thing I love about tags is that everybody can do them and everybody’s answer is different.

So if you guys enjoyed this tag please leave a comment down below and tell me what series would you like to reread? Also what book are you most anticipating before the new year?

Thank you all for joining me here in our little part of Wonderland. Please do not forget to feed the unicorns on your way out. As it is in the Christmas season they are granting wishes so if you would like a wish granted feed them a treat and they will most likely be more likely to grant you that wish. As it is getting cold out into the human world the mermaids have come back to Wonderland and they are spreading their musical magic.

Until next time

Happy reading

Much love

Ashten

Tag Tuesday – Mid Year Book Freak Out Tag

Hello, wonderlandians. It’s July. Where has this year gone? I have a great tag for you today.
Got the questions from YA Bookaholic though it looks like they have not posted for a good two years. Although, I have been seeing this all over booktube and the blogs. So I wanted to give it a try. Plus I know it July. Don’t yell at me.
1. Best Book You’ve Read So Far in 2018?
I am stuck between two books.
King of Wall Street
King of Wall Street by [Bay, Louise]

THE KING OF WALL STREET IS BROUGHT TO HIS KNEES BY AN AMBITIOUS BOMBSHELL.

I keep my two worlds separate.

At work, I’m King of Wall Street. The heaviest hitters in Manhattan come to me to make money. They do whatever I say because I’m always right. I’m shrewd. Exacting. Some say ruthless.

At home, I’m a single dad trying to keep his fourteen year old daughter a kid for as long as possible. If my daughter does what I say, somewhere there’s a snowball surviving in hell. And nothing I say is ever right.

When Harper Jayne starts as a junior researcher at my firm, the barriers between my worlds begin to dissolve. She’s the most infuriating woman I’ve ever worked with.

I don’t like the way she bends over the photocopier—it makes my mouth water.

I hate the way she’s so eager to do a good job—it makes my dick twitch.

And I can’t stand the way she wears her hair up exposing her long neck. It makes me want to strip her naked, bend her over my desk and trail my tongue all over her body.

If my two worlds are going to collide, Harper Jayne will have to learn that I don’t just rule the boardroom. I’m in charge of the bedroom, too.

The King of Wall Street is a sexy, stand alone, contemporary romance.
Dragon's Lair (Wind Dragons Motorcycle Club Book 1) by [Fernando, Chantal]

The first in a new sexy romance series from bestselling author Chantal Fernando about the bad boys of the Wind Dragons Motorcycle Club and the women who fall in love with them.

When I found my boyfriend cheating on me, I did something stupid.

Or should I say, someone?

Because of that mistake, I’m now stuck in a world I don’t belong in.

I’m a law student. They’re criminals. He’s the vice president of a motorcycle club. I’m a good girl with a strict upbringing. He’s my ex-boyfriend’s brother. 

And I’m screwed.

Dragon’s Lair. Which I do have review for.
I would really recommend the book if you like bad-ass biker men. Check out my reveiw for more information and my thoughts on the whole book. Plus let me know what you think if you have already read the book.
2. Best Sequel You’ve Read So Far in 2018?
Gabriel’s Rapture.
Gabriel's Rapture (Gabriel's Inferno Trilogy Book 2) by [Reynard, Sylvain]

 National bestselling author Sylvain Reynard continues the story of Gabriel and Julia, two lovers bound together by their darkest desires.

But those very desires may destroy them . . .

Professor Gabriel Emerson has embarked on a passionate, yet clandestine affair with his former student Julia Mitchell. Sequestered on a romantic holiday in Italy, he tutors her in the sensual delights of the body and the raptures of sex.

But when they return, their happiness is threatened by conspiring students, academic politics, and a jealous ex-lover. When Gabriel is confronted by the university administration, will he succumb to Dante’s fate? Or will he fight to keep Julia, his Beatrice, forever?

In Gabriel’s Rapture, the brilliant sequel to the wildly successful debut novel, Gabriel’s Inferno, Sylvain Reynard weaves an exquisite love story that will touch the reader’s mind, body, and soul, forever.

3. New Release You Haven’t Read Yet, But Want To?
 There have not been any new releases out that I have wanted to get.
4. Most Anticipated Release For Second Half of 2018?
Coming out at the end of this month it is called Sea Witch. It’s kind of a little mermaid retelling.
5. Biggest Disappointment?
It is called Gun Shy I have a review on it.
6. Biggest Surprise?
I got to me Richelle Mead this year that was amazing. Drove 5 1/2 hours to see her.
7. Favourite New Author?
 Her name is Kristy Nicolle. I don’t have just favorite authors. I have what I call my ride or die authors. Anything they write I will read. She has become one of those authors for me.

 

8. Newest Fictional Crush?

Xion from The Onyx Hourglass by Kristy Nicolle.

9. Newest Favourite Character?

Not sure I have read so many good one this year.

10. Book That Made You Cry?

I have not had a book that has made me cry this year.

11. Book That Made You Happy?

Most every book makes me happy.

12. Favourite Book To Movie Adaptation You Saw This Year?

I have not really watch any this year.

13. Favourite Review You’ve Written This Year?

My review for Driven. It took me longest to write.

14. Most Beautiful Book You Bought So Far This Year?

I don’t know.

15. What Books Do You Need To Read By The End of The Year?
A back log of some books that were sent to me with no date for the review.

 

Thank you all for joining me here in our little part of wonderland. Please don’t forget to feed the unicorns on your way out.

Until next time

Much love

Ashten

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Tag Tuesday – 20 Questions Book Tag

Hello, wonderlandians. Happy Tuesday. I am so sorry that I have not been very active over the weekend and yesterday. Over the weekend it was Mother’s Day and my sister graduated from college. Then my birthday was yesterday so I have spent a lot of time with my family.

How was you weekend?

Found this tag from The Little Booknerds in the Corner.

1. How many books is too many books in a series?

If you love a series so much is there a such a thing? Once the author feels like the story is done. 

2. How do you feel about cliffhangers?

If done well then I feel like they could be a good asset because it gets the readers interested in the next book. 

3. Hardcopy or paperback?

Hard copy

4. Favourite Book?

Vampire Academy by Richelle Mead. I know I talk about that book a lot on this blog but I love it so much. 

5. Least Favourite Book?

New Moon from the Twilight Saga. I have never had to force myself to a read a before.

6. Love Triangles, yes or no?

Yes, if done correctly. 

7. The most recent book you just couldn’t finish?

I don’t know. I have been on a really good reading streak lately.

8. A book you’re currently reading?

The Opel Blade by Kristy Nicolle. I really recommend it. 

9. Last book you recommended to someone?

Check my last answer. Plus the Driven Series by K. Bromberg. 

10. Oldest book you’re read (Publication date)?

I read The Little Mermaid original publication date was April 7, 1837.

11. Newest book you’ve read (Publication date)?

I am also reading a book called Down Shift and it was published in 2016. 

12. Favourite author?

Richelle Mead 

13. Buying books or borrowing books?

Buying Books

14. A book you dislike that everyone else seems to love?

New Moon

15. Bookmarks or dog-ears?

Book Marks 

16. A book you can always re-read?

Vampire Academy 

17. Can you read while listening to music?

Yes, I can. 

18. One POV or multiple POV’s?

Usually, one POV but if done right multiple POV’s. 

19 Do you read a book in one sitting or over multiple days?

Over multiple days 

20. Who do you tag?

Thank you all for joining me here in our little part of wonderland. Please don’t forget to feed the unicorns on your way out.
Until next time
Much love
Ashten
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Book Tag – Inside & Out

Hello, wonderlandians. How was your Tuesday? I will be sleeping when this post goes up so mind starting out great because I’ll be asleep. Then I have to wake up and go to work. Wouldn’t it be great if blogging could be a full-time job? I think it would be great because then that way I can dedicate most of my day to making awesome content. I know the Driven review that I did took me about two days to do because one my computer is still not with me. Then I also have limited time throughout the day. So I was working on that specific blog post for the time allotted in my day.

Honestly this lot is always on my mind and I’m always thinking of better ways that I can do things in terms of formatting reviews and all that stuff. So this is like a full-time job but I have like a real full-time job. I don’t know I guess this is a long exclamation to I would really like Paul going to be like my job. Because it doesn’t feel like work it’s just fun. And You guys make this super fun to do.

Today is tag prompt comes to us from Lost in Pages.

1. Inside flap/Back of the book summaries: Too much info? Or not enough

I find that I like the book summaries to be on the back of the book. If the summary is on the inside flap I don’t tend to read them and just buy the book based on the cover. But to be truthful I don’t buy a ton of physical copies of books. The physical copies that I do have are pretty much a box that I’ve already read and want to have the physical copy.

2. New book: What form do you want it in? Be honest: Audiobook, E-Book, Paperback, or Hardcover?

For a new book go for two different formats I typically tend to go for audiobook or E-Book. Some new books in the e-book format don’t have audiobooks attached to them. So I will go for that format. If the book does come with an audio that I will pick up both because I find the audio is cheaper if you get the e-book.

3. Scribble while you read? Do you like to write in your books, take notes, make comments, or do you keep your books clean clean clean?

When it comes to a physical copy of a book I do not like to deface it. This is my personal opinion I do not like writing in my book. So I like to keep it clean. But I do like to annotate with sticky notes. When it comes to my e-book copies I actually highlight passages because I like the way that it looks. So in e-books yes I will highlight make notes in little notes section and that’s what I like.

4. Does it matter to you whether the author is male or female when you’re deciding on a book? What if you’re unsure of the author’s gender?

Honestly no it doesn’t bug me if the other is male or female. Typically when I go and look at a book I’m not looking at who the author is until after I read the book. So what grabs my attention is the cover and the synopsis of the book. The only time that matters is when I’m doing a review of a book because I want to give that author specific credit. But if I don’t know if it’s a boy or a girl I will just typically say the author or I will put the full name of the author. But whether it goes to the story writing no it doesn’t matter because I found either you’re a good writer or you’re a bad writer and it really doesn’t matter what sex you are.

5.  Ever read ahead? or have you ever read the last page way before you got there? 

Sadly, yes I do read ahead in my books. It’s not that I’m trying to spoil myself it’s that if I’m at a particular scene that is slow I wanted to know when some exciting parts are going to be happening so that way I can determine if I want to keep with the book or not.

6.  Organized bookshelves, or outrageous bookshelves?

Just re-organized my bookshelf so as of right now and organized bookshelf. Once I get more books then it will be an outrageous bookshelf.

7.  Have you ever bought a book based on the cover (alone)?

Yes, I do. Now I try to go by the method of if the synopsis grabs me or not. If it doesn’t then I don’t get the box even if the cover is really beautiful.

8. Take it outside to read, or stay in?

I like both.Thank you all for joining me here in our little part of wonderland. Please do not forget to feed the unicorns on your way out.

Until next time

Much love

Ashten

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Tag Tuesday – Book Lovers Tag

Hello, wonderlandians. I hope your Tuesday is great! I got this idea from one Jo Linddell. I read through her blog today not knowing what kind of tag I wanted to do and she posted hers today. Go check out her blog.
1. Do you have a specific place for reading?
I mostly read in my bed at home under the blankets but I can read anywhere.

 

2. Bookmarks or a Random Piece of Paper?

I use a bookmark. I have been using one that I have been making. So that has been a fun project.
3. Can you just stop anywhere or do you need to finish a chapter?

I can stop anywhere in a book. It does not bug me.

4. Do you eat or drink while reading?

Yes. I mainly use a phone or iPad to read.

5. Music or TV while reading?

Both

6. One book at a time or several?

Serveral. I’m a serial reader.

7. Do you read ahead or skip the pages?

I try not to but I do.

8. Do you prefer to read at home or elsewhere?

Either or I can mostly read in my bed.

9. Read out loud or silently?

I really don’t know. I most read silently. Unless I am really into the scene.

10. Do you write in your books?
Nope! That is a sin in my opinion. If you do awesome. I am not trying to tell you not to.
Thank you all for joining me here in our little part of wonderland. Please don’t forget to feed the unicorns on your way out.
Until next time
Much love
Ashten
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Tag Tuesday – Book Blog Newbie

Hello, wonderlandians. It’s Tuesday. Hope you guys are having a great day and that it is a super productive one. I feel like yesterday it was a great start to the week I was super productive at work I am getting back into the whole blogging everyday thing I’m so excited about that. This blog is one of the greatest joys I have in my life right now. I absolutely love the little community and family that we’ve created here. I am also starting to vlog again. Nothing has been uploaded to any of my YouTube pages. So here’s my question do you guys watch reading blogs and if you do I do have a reading Channel a bookkeeping Channel called Ashten Healy.I really just want to blog I think it is a really fun Pastime but my question is is it do you guys watch blogs and he saying that have to do with reading or writing? If you do please let me know because I want to start doing it but I don’t know if I should create another channel that has something to do with this blog. At the same time, my Twitter handle have to do with my YouTube channel. I don’t know about.

As you guys know I really like doing tags I think it is a great way to get to know the person behind the blog you guys know every Tuesday I dedicated to doing some kind of tags so you guys can get to know me better. So if you guys want to do this tag please let me know and then tag me in it so I can see what you guys have written. I want to get to know my fellow bloggers in this wonderful community that all of us are creating and let’s just Help each other out and we can all grow as a community. Let’s get out of this questions.

1. Why did you start this blog?

This is an awesome question I started blogging because I have a YouTube channel that I would do reviews on books I would you block calls and all this other stuff. But the filming and the editing just became too much for me and I really lost my love of it. I feel like when I’m blogging I have time to really collect my thoughts and it’s I’m not going to say it’s easier because I put so much time and energy into this blog.It’s just a different way that I can connect with people and I feel like I am connecting with people on a deeper level with book. I am part of some fantastic blogging groups I don’t know if there are any groups for people who are on YouTube who talks about books I haven’t done that much research into it. For right now I’m quite happy where I am with my blog and I’m so excited to just grow this blog and just continue the conversations I have about books with people.

My fiance’s mother loves to read and she had told me that she was so happy that I bought the love of reading to her again. She is a super busy woman who didn’t really have time to read and one of her favorite movies is Twilight she has seen those movies at least five or six times. But she told me she never read the book so for Christmas, I got her the very first book in Twilight and within 4 days she read the entire and Now I and her are constantly giving each other recommendations for books. It’s awesome his little sister also loves to read so she keeps the last her mom keeps the list that I keep a list of books all the stuff that we’ve had so far this year and it’s pretty and stay in to see between the three of us how much we have read this year so far.

2. What are some fun and unique things you can bring to book blogging?

I feel like every person has a very unique an individual voice when it comes to blogging. I know what I first was starting Allah. I was kind of mimicking the voice of some of my favorite bloggers and finally I it was really comfortable and it just clicks and my blog is just an extension of how I talk in real life so I hope it comes across as goofy and as zany as I have in real life. I do talk about some pretty serious stuff on this blog when it comes to mental illness because I also have  Obsessive-compulsive disorder so I tried to talk about that aspect of my life and try to help other people just to let them know that they’re not alone. I am also currently in the middle of finishing my first novel at least the first draft at least and I talked about that on this blog as well. So I think just being me that’s completely unique and different to the blogging world.

3. What are you most excited for about this new blog?

Well, I have been blogging for about 4 months now and everything about this Blog has me super excited. The one thing I would really like to do more of is review books I feel that in the last month or so I really slacked on reading I just got out of a horrible reading slump and now I’ve got like five books on in the middle of that I just want to finish but I can’t so there’s that I’m just excited about everything and I really can’t wait to grow and expand I’ve grown so much it with blog in the last 4 months that it’s insane to me that anybody would want to read what I’m writing. So I think it’s my mind is blown every time I open up my blog.

4. Why do you love reading?

I love reading because it really came to me at a time where I needed an escape from reality and how I did that was through Reading. As I mentioned before I have OCD so for me living vicariously through someone else for a little while is a great break from my reality. So when I’m stressed or whatever I can jump into a first-person narration and I become that character.

5. What book or series got you into reading?

Okay, the book series that got me hardcore into reading was called the what if series I have talked about it many times on this blog before. It is a choose your own destiny book series where you got one chapter that sets up the rest of the book and then when she gets the end of that chapter it summarizes what happened and then you get to pick what page you get to go to next. For me it turned reading into a game and then from there we got me super into I would start reading Twilight and then that just band my love vampire novels. then I found the Vampire Academy series by Richelle Mead and I haven’t looked back.

6. What questions would you ask your favorite authors?

If I could ask my favorite author one thing is will you please please please please write a frostbites 10th-anniversary edition. I need the entire Vampire Academy series with Anniversary Edition. Also, will you be my best friend? What other projects do you have coming up?

7 What challenges do you think starting a blog will be the hardest to overcome?

I really think the hardest part about starting a blog is just starting. Don’t question anything just do it I know that is like the simplest advice somebody can give you when I started my YouTube channel I had a lot of reasons not to start it and I don’t regret starting my channel I’ve had my channel for about 6 years and while I have a 103 subscribers those people tuned in and watch what I do. I knew I needed to take a break from the YouTube the scene because my channel wasn’t moving forward and I felt very discouraged so I thought I would try my hand at blogging and what do you know I found something I love a little bit better than YouTube. The one thing I do like about YouTube has I missed vlogging. Vlogging that I could just turn the camera on and I didn’t need to be made up I didn’t need fancy lights I can do it right from my phone and while I do have some really nice cameras due to I went to school for photography. It can be a lot it to set those cameras up.

8. When did you start reading?


I started reading at about 15 for fun.


9. Where do you read?

I don’t have a specific place that I read I typically tend to read wherever I am. But if I had to choose my favorite place in the world it would be my bed. When I get a bigger house I do plan on having a library in that house with a comfortable chair and lots of comfortable pillows so hopefully that will be like my favorite place.

10. What kind of books do you like to read?

Anything that has to do with the supernatural or the Paranormal genre. I have gotten into erotica within the last couple of years so I always put a disclaimer if you guys are not over the age of 17 I really don’t recommend any of that kind of books. I’m iffy with the age of 16 I mean if your parents are okay with you more specifically I’d like to talk to your mom. I know if I were 16 and I wanted to read these kinds of books I don’t know I’d talk to like my mom or something actually I would have talked my Mom at Sixteen if I wanted to read the books because she would have been the one paying for them. Unless got free books off Amazon which is what I do a lot or the books are like $0.99.

Thank you guys so much for joining me here in out part of Wonderland. Please do not forget to feed do unicorns on your way out as they love your company and they love their treats.

Until next time

Much love

Ashten

Tag Tuesday – Book to Movie Wish list Tag

Hello, wonderlandians! It is Tuesday…

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It is so true though. I have a busy load today at work so this will have to be brief. I got this prompt from Dreamland Book Blog.

I am going to be picking three books that I want to see be turned into a movie.

Jessica’s Guide to Dating on the Dark Side

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Bite Me

As you can see I love my vampire books. I would love for more to be made into movies. These are books that I have read and loved. They read just like a movie. So this is why I have chosen these three.

Thank you for joining me here in our little part of wonderland. Please don’t forget to feed the unicorns on your way out.

Until next time

Much love

Ashten

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Tag Tuesday – Currently Reading Book

Hello, wonderlandians. Its…

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Tuesday! I was looking for an awesome tag to do for you guys today and I found one over on Books and Munches blog. What are your plans for this Tuesday? Work? School? Or are you just going to lounge around and read today. If that is the case them I am so jealous of you.

THE QUESTIONS

How many books do you usually read at once?
I am usually in the middle of at least two different books. I have to be listening to an audiobook and reading some kind of eBook. This way I have a book for every possible situation. I am all currently in the middle of one physical book.

If you are reading more than one book at a time, how do you decide when to switch books?
I usually tend to read one book for a few hours and then get bored and want to read something else. This is how I end up reading five books at one time.

Do you ever switch bookmarks while you are partway through a book?
No, I tend to use the same book mark.

Where do you keep the book(s) you are currently reading?

Hearts at Stake (Drake Chronicles, Book 1

Sinner’s Twisted Lust Book 2 

Sinner's Twisted Lust (The Vipers MC) by [LUST, APRIL]

The Golden Lily 

Fifty Shades of Grey 

Fifty Shades of Grey (Fifty Shades, Book 1) by [James, E L]

 

What time of day do you spend the most time reading?
I tend to read the most at night after I get home from work but if it is the weekend I am reading the whole day.

How long do you typically read in one setting?
4 to 6 hours. It depends on if I have food and a drink next to me.

Do you read hardbacks with the dust jacket on or off?
Off. It is irritating when it is on.

What position do you mainly use to read?

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5,6,10 and 11. When reading in a chair it is so hard to find a good way to read.

Do you take the book you are currently reading with you everywhere?
Yes all the book I read are on my phone. Either on my kindle app or in my audible app. For every physical book I own its counter part either in eBook or audiobook format. This way I am never without the book that I am currently reading. People have said to me that this is a waste of money.

Here is what I have to say to that.

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In all seriousness it is my money and I do run this blog to review books so I don’t feel like it is a waste. Don’t know that is my thoughts on that.

How often do you update your Goodreads progress on the book you’re currently reading?
Twice or Three times a week. I am just now really getting into Goodreads. I have been a member for the last 8 years but never really used it like I do now. I think I start blogging it has become a bit of a necessity.

Thank you all for joining me here in our little part of wonderland. Please don’t forget to feed the unicorns on your way.

Until next time

Much love

Ashten

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Tag Tuesday – 50 Questions You’ve Never Been Asked

Hello, wonderlandians. It is Tuesday! How is yours going? I am so hyped on sugar. Candy Candy Candy! I have a great tag today. We are going to get personal today.  So here are 50 question to get to know me better.

1. What’s your favorite candle scent?

Any cherry blossom scent. I love it.

2. What female celebrity do you wish was your sister?

Dakota Johnson. She is my favorite actress.

3. What male celebrity do you wish was your brother?

Cole and Dylan Sprouse they remind me a lot my younger brother already.

4. How old do you think you’ll be when you get married?

I am hoping by the time I am 30. I am currently 26.

5. Do you know a hoarder?

No, I don’t.

6. Can you do a split?

No, I have not been able to do then since I was like 8.

7. How old were you when you learned how to ride a bike?

I was like 10.

8. How many oceans have you swam in?

None

9. How many countries have you been to?

None

10. Is anyone in your family in the army?

Yes, my boyfriends brother.

11. What would you name your daughter if you had one?

Thea Marie
12. What would you name your son if you had one?

Zachary James or Conner

13. What’s the worst grade you got on a test?

F

14. What was your favorite TV show when you were a child?

Anything on Disney

15. What did you dress up as on Halloween when you were eight?

I don’t remember. Maybe a witch.

16. Have you read any of the Harry Potter, Hunger Games or Twilight series?

The first two books in Harry Potter. None of Hunger Games. All of the Twilight Series.

17. Would you rather have an American accent or a British accent?

If I have to choose out of these British. I really don’t like my American accent. If I could have any it would Irish.

18. Did your mother go to college?

She is getting her doctored degree right now. She will graduate next year.

19. Are your grandparents still married?

My mom parents no. My dad parents no.

20. Have you ever taken karate lessons?

Nope, but I have always wanted to.

21. Do you know who Kermit the frog is?

Yes, I do.

22. What’s the first amusement park you’ve been to?

Kitty Park

23. What language, besides your native language, would you like to be fluent in?

I can do sign language. Not ASL. There is a big difference. I would love to be fluent in that.

24. Do you spell the color as grey or gray?

Depends Grey is a last name and Gray is the color.

25. Is your father bald?

No
26. Do you know triplets?

In my dreams and in the books that I write.

27. Do you prefer Titanic or The Notebook?

The Notebook

28. Have you ever had Indian food?

No.
29. What’s the name of your favorite restaurant?

Olive Garden

30. Have you ever been to Olive Garden?

See previous answer

31. Do you belong to any warehouse stores (Costco, BJ’s, etc.)?

Sam Club
32. What would your parents have named you if you were the opposite gender?

Zachary James

33. If you have a nickname, what is it?

Ashy, Ashka, and Big Ash…thanks to Jack and Aaron

34. Who’s your favorite person in the world?

Aaron my boyfriend

35. Would you rather live in a rural area or in the suburbs?

Rural area

36. Can you whistle?

Yes, I can

37. Do you sleep with a nightlight?

Nope, I sleep in the pitch black

38. Do you eat breakfast every morning?

Nope, it makes me sick.

39. Do you take any pills or medication daily?

No, not any more.

40. What medical conditions do you have?

Where do I start. OCD, Depression, Anxiety, POTS, Acid Reflex and more that I don’t want to get into.

41. How many times have you been to the hospital?

I really don’t know. To many.

42. Have you ever seen Finding Nemo?

Yes, once or twice.

43. Where do you buy your jeans?

Target

44. What’s the last compliment you got?

I am really cheerful.

45. Do you usually remember your dreams in the morning?

Not really. I have to be in that state where you are partly asleep and awake.

46. What flavor tea do you enjoy?

Not a big tea drinker.

47. How many pairs of shoes do you currently own?

Three

48. What religion will you raise your children to practice?

They are free to choose their  own way. I believe that there is something out there but don’t follow one strict religion.

49. How old were you when you found out that Santa wasn’t real?

I was 8 years old when I found out. My sister and I were going down stairs to try and catch Santa. My mom was putting candy in our stocking and heard us turned to me and made a be quiet gesture with her hand. I knew then. I wanted to cry. I was crushed.

50. Why do you have a tumblr?

 Why not. I like it.
Thank you for joining me here in our little part of wonderland. Please don’t forget to feed the unicorns on your way out.
Until next time
Much love
Ashten
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Tag Tuesday – Ultimate Book Tag

Hello, wonderlandians. Happy Tag Tuesday. How are all of you? I hope you are doing good today. I am so excited about this tag. It has a bit of everything in it. I have put a few book recommendations in this post. So if you check them out let me know.

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1. Do you get sick while reading in a car?
I don’t get sick in the car when I am reading. When I am in the car  I listen to audiobooks. This way I can close my eyes and just relax. I use to read on my iPad. I found that as long as I have some kind of noise to block out everyone that is in the car with me then I am ok.

2. Which author’s writing style is completely unique to you and why?
Jennifer L. Armentrout. I think not only does she write amazing characters that I can relate to. The way she writes her dialogue is in a way that you feel like you are there in the conversation. She has said that when it comes to writing dialogue for her she just tries to write how people would talk in everyday life.

3. Harry Potter Series or the Twilight Saga? Give 3 points to defend your answer.
Ok please don’t give me any hate for this. I am going to have to choose the Twilight sage on this one because I have actually read the whole series. I have tried reading Harry Potter time and time again. I really did not like reading as a child and my parents are big reads so they would try every trick in the book to try and get me into the book. Harry Potter was one of those attempts. My mom and I would read the first book before bed. It is one of the greatest memories I have of my mom. I have tried reading Harry Potter in my adult years now that love reading. I can’t get past the fact that it is in the third person. I can’t sit down and read in the third person. I don’t know what it is. Though I have the audiobook so I am slowly making my way through the book.

I can’t think of three reasons why. It is not a better story not by a long shot. I liked Twilight when it came out. It was good to read at the time. Harry Potter is a book that you read time and time again and you always find new things that you didn’t notice before. At least that is what my siblings tell me. I hope to find out soon.

4. Do you carry a book bag? If so, what is in it (besides books)?
Nope. I carry an over the shoulder bag. A notebook so I can write the book I have been talking about on here.

5. Do you smell your books?
No.

6. Books with or without little illustrations?
Both. It does not bug me either way.

7. What book did you love while reading but discovered later it wasn’t quality writing?
Twilight. Isn’t that going to be a lot of people’s answer? No. Just me? Ok.

8. Do you have any funny stories involving books from your childhood? Please share!
I remember when I was in first grade there was this really pretty edition of Peter Pan in our school library. My friends and I would always fight over who got to take it home. I don’t know why. We could not read that book at that time. I look back on that memory alot.

9. What is the tiniest book on your shelf?
IT is a book called Writes Block. It is the shape of a block.

10. What is the thickest book on your shelf?
The anniversary edition of Where the Sidewalk Ends by Shel Silverstein.

11. Do you write as well as read? Do you see yourself in the future as being an author?
I am currently in the middle of two projects. I have going to be focusing on one though. I have mentioned it on my blog before but I really don’t know if anyone has caught on. The project I am going to be focusing on over this next year is probably the most personal project I have ever written. I would love to get that book published. It deals with a sensitive subject.

12. When did you get into reading?
When I was a wee toddler and my sister always read me bedtime stories.

13. What is your favourite classic book?
To kill a Mockingbird, And then there were none, A light in the forest, Where the red fern grows. Just to name a few.

14. In school what was your best subject?
History

15. If you were given a book as a present that you had read before and hated, what would you do?
Now, this depends on who gave me the book.

16. What is a lesser known series that you know of that is similar to Harry Potter or the Hunger Games?
I can’t answer this because I have read either of those series. Well, I have read the first four book in Harry Potter over the years but never to completion.

17. What is a bad habit you always do while blogging?
Forgetting to preplan my blog post for the week.

18. What is your favorite word?
Well, I have two. Reading and then one is a swear word. I won’t put here though. Reading is my favourite word because it reminds me that I have a place where I can go to when I am having a bad day mentally.

19. Are you a nerd, dork, or dweeb? Or all of the above?
I am a nerd and dork. You best bet I am proud to be both.

20. Vampires or Fairies? Why?
Vampires because of Vampire Academy by Richelle Mead. My favorite book series of all time.

Vampire Academy 10th Anniversary Edition by [Mead, Richelle]

Vampire Academy

21. Shapeshifters or Angels? Why?
Angels. If you have not read the Unearthly series by Cynthia Hand. What are you doing with your life? It is so good.

Unearthly: (Book 1 of  Unearthly Trilogy) by [Hand, Cynthia]

Unearthly

22. Spirits or Werewolves? Why?
Spirits.  I recommend the book call Sisters of Blood and Spirit by Kady Cross. Great Series.

Sisters of Blood and Spirit by Kady Cross

Sisters of Blood & Spirit Series

23. Zombies or Vampires? Why?
Vampires. Who doesn’t love vampires? Plus, Angel from Buffy was like my first love.

24. Love Triangle or Forbidden Love?
Forbidden Love

25. And finally: Full on romance books or action-packed with a few love scenes mixed in?
Depends on the mood I am in.

Thank you for joining me here in our little part of Wonderland. Don’t forget to feed the unicorns on your way out.

Until next time

Much love

Ashten

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