Top Three Thursday – Bookish Worlds I’d Want to/Never Want to Live In

Hello wonderlandians. Today I have great top three for you today. It’s brought to by That Artsy Reader Girl. This is actually next weeks prompt but I am rebel. Mistress of the Underworld here. So yea.

The set up for this one. Two places I want to live and one place I never want to step foot in. I’m very excited for this one. I’m always excited.

3 – Hunger Games

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One place I never want to go is the hunger games. I will would die in the first nano second. This place terrifies me.

2 – Emerge and Submerge

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You’ll I have no idea how badly I want to be a mermaid. So living in the world of Emerge and Submerge by Tobi Easton would be so much for fun!

1 – Vampire Academy

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I talk about Vampire Academy enough. I would drop everything to be in this world.

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Until next time

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Ashten

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Top Three Thursday – Books To Come Out Of #CockyGate

Hello, wonderlandians. Happy Thursday. I hope all is well. So if you have not heard about the infamous #CockyGate well I have a post for you which you can read here. If you guys don’t care then I should have a book review up soon. So please check back later.

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Cocky Gate has been going on for now five days. I swear to you all hell is breaking loose in the book world. If you are just now tuning in for the whole thing let me give you a quick run down of what is going on. A romance author by the name of Faleena Hopkins has trademarked the word “Cocky”. Which is really absurd. A lot of romance authors use the word “Cocky” in the titles of their books. Now this came about because one of her reader when to buy her book but ended up buying another authors book instead. They had the same title. Now I find it hard to believe that a reader would not check to make sure of the authors name before buying a book.

Faleena has been sending out C&D letters to authors telling them that they need the change their book title or she will take legal action. Then things get even crazier as she took a more aggressive approach and went straight to Amazon claiming copyright. Amazon started taking down books with the word “Cocky” in the title. Later do we find Amazon and Goodreads are taking down reviews with “Cocky” in the review.

There is a retired IP lawyer who has been helping with all of this by challenging the trademark his name is Kevin Kneupper. You can go to his twitter and he as a lot of great information on the legal side of this.

A blog that has a great recap of everything that has gone down is NASTY GAL BOOK REVIEWS they also have the almost two hour long video that Faleena put up on her facebook page. Since it has gone up Faleena has deleted her Facebook page altogether.

So here are the top three books to come out of Cocky Gate 2018

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Taleela Lewis is a successful author – so much so that she tries to trademark the word “Shifter”, to force out the plethora of other authors using the same word.

Little does she know that one of the holdouts is a sexy man who knows where she lives – and decides to pay her a visit, to try to resolve the issue in person.

And the tension between the two explodes, resulting in Taleela learning for the first time what it really means to submit in safety to another’s control.

 

 

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This totally original book is about a cock…sure man who is caulky, cocked up, and above all else, confident. He lays it into a lady real good, and leaves her satisfied(c).
This is a totally great comedy erotica story that in no way infringes on a certain word, no sirree, not at all.
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Quotes:

“Mark Meyers, tall and handsome. He has a chic yet casual suit on. His face is like something I’ve seen in a magazine—in fact, I could’ve sworn I’ve seen it a thousand times, like it’s been on a lot of book covers because that’s something any reasonable person expects when they purchase a non-exclusive license. He just has that stock photo kind of face.”

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The lady garden between my legs, which was dry as the Sahara, Gobi, and all the other deserts combined, moistens up like a nice angel food cake at Mark’s words. It’s a real slick roast beef situation down there if you know what I mean.”

“Between it all, hanging between his legs, is a thick piece of sumthin’ sumthin’ that has the word [CENSORED] taped over it in black tape.”

Matt Cockalorum quit his job in finance to follow his dream of becoming a romance author. His books are turning the publishing industry on its head with their originality and changing things for the better with their sexy and unique covers, titles, and character names.

At least they would be. If he could sell any.

It isn’t Matt’s fault. His books are great. His covers are fantastic. But his ex-favorite writer Nelson Storm is stealing all of Matt’s readers.

Nelson’s books are the reason Matt wanted to become a writer in the first place. No one writes kinky gay romance like Nelson Storm… except Matt, of course. But Nelson never responded to any of Matt’s fan mail, and now Nelson’s bestselling new book Naughty Dogwalker is a total rip off of Matt’s book Naughty Doorman.

Sort of.

They have similar titles, that’s for sure. And what are the odds of two different romance novels both featuring characters who are chefs? Not very good.

After several snifters of brandy, Matt’s ready to exact some writerly revenge. He sets a disastrous drunken plan into motion that finally results in Nelson Storm responding to him.

Well, it seemed like a good idea at the time.

But now that he has Nelson’s full attention, Matt is about to get way more than he bargained for. And exactly what he deserves.

There are a lot more books out there and here is a link to a twitter thread with at least 9 of the books including links to three listed above.

Cocky Gate Parody Book List

What are your thoughts on this whole thing? Let me know in the comments down below.

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Until next time

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Ashten

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Top Three Thursday – Books I Just HAD To Buy…But Are Still Sitting On My Bookshelf

Hello, wonderlandians. It’s Thursday. So you know that means Top Three Thursday. Today’s prompt is from The Broke and The Bookish. We all have books that we just had to buy but now they are just sitting on our shelves never have been read.

Here are three books that are just sitting on my book shelve.

3 – Blue is for Nightmares

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2 – Bratfest at Tiffany’s

1 – Golden Lily ( This one is a sin for me)

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Ashten

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Top Three Thursday – Books That Take Place In Another Country

Hello, wonderlandians. How is your Thursday? I hope it’s going good. Today’s prompt comes to us from That Artsy Reader Girl.

Now I really like this topic. I find that I really don’t read to many books that actually take place in another country. Which strikes me as odd. This is really the only way I get to travel to these places.

Now all I can think about is how to segway into this next part of the post.

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I have been watching way to much threadbangers lately! 

3 – A THOUSAND PIECES OF YOU 

A Thousand Pieces of You (Firebird Book 1) by [Gray, Claudia]

This book actually takes places in many different countries through out the whole book. I really feel like I am part of the story and the culture of these places. This is one book I would really recommend.

Get the book here

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2 – A Job From Hell

A Job From Hell (Ancient Legends Book 1) by [Scott, Jayde]

I have talked about this book before in another one of my Top Three Thursdays that one was all about freebies. This book takes place in Scotland. This book has everything that I love in a book. Vampires and every other creature of the night.

Get the book here

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1. Geek Girl 

Geek Girl by [Smale, Holly]

This books is so good and it takes place in England. The main character is so quirky. I love it.

Get the book here

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Ashten

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Top Three Thursday – Books I Can’t Believe I’ve Never Read

Hello, wonderlandians! How is your morning? Mine is great I have started my day out with the unicorn Fappuccino cousin the cystle ball fapp. Let my say this is the one time I will say something is better than a unicorn. It’s peachy and will brighten up your day. I am sad to say that it’s limited edition and goes away in four days.

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See it looks amazing! Now onto the magical books that I have yet to read. Got the prompt from The Broke and The Bookish.

3 – A Series of Unfortunate Events

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I have only read the first book in the series and have watched the movie. Which I thought was really good.

2 – Shatter Me Series

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I have not even finished the first book. Everyone and their mother loves these books.

1 – Bloodlines 

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This is the hardest for me to admit. This world is so much fun. I love VA or Vampire Academy with all my heart. I’m having the hardest time getting through these books. I am on number two.

What are some books you have not read?

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Ashten

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Top Three Thursday – Books That Make Me Cry

Hello, wonderlandians. Happy Tursday! I have not been active this week because I’m on vacation. There is no wifi. I will be leaving on Friday so that means when I get back I will be catching up on all of the posts. As always I got the promt from The Broke and The Bookish.

Number 3 – The Fasle Princess

If you have never heard of this book then I am happy that I was able to put it on your radar. This book will make you feel so many emotion. I am typically not ine for fantasy books but this one is one I would not pass on.

Number 2 – Maybe Someday

We all know this book. This books breaks me everytime I read it.

Number 1 – Shadow Kiss

This is the third book in a series. If you have read this series you will know why this book had me sobbing.

What are some books that have made you cry? I am always looking for books that will gut me in the best way.

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Ashten

Top Three Thursday – Character’s I’d Like to Be Best Friends With

Hello, wonderlandians. Welcome back. Yesterday I was off my blog due to illness. Sorry I was not replying to your comments. You guys are so incredible with all the interaction and all of your loveliness! Thank you.

Today’s topic I really love. It made me think of all of the books I have read. So I have my three well four fictional best friends. I got this prompt from over at The Broke and The Bookish. This was difficult for me to choose. I have so many books that I love.

3 Lia Nautilus – Mer Chronicles

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Anyone who says they don’t want to be best friends with someone who is related to the Little Mermaid is just straight up lying! First of all you get to me a mermaid. I am already Queen of the Sea so I could just order her to be my best friend.

2 Kat Bishop – Heist Society

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A band of kids who just go all over the world and steal things back for people. Sign me up. Kat is like my little sister/best friend. You read her story and fall in love. I have been waiting for years to have movie and more books come out. Ally Carter I am looking at you for more books. Please?

 

1 Rose and Lissa – Vampire Academy

She is so bad-ass. Rose will do anything for Lissa. Her goal is to protect her. Even if that means from herself. They two GIFs that are up above are of the two lovely ladies that play Rose.

Zoey Dutch who plays Rose in the movie which ended up bombing in theaters. No matter how hard the fans tried to get another it going again it did not work.

Take the lady on the right that is Jenn Studnicki. She plays Rose in the web series that was created by a fan for the fans. Her name is Ashleigh. It is such an awesome web series. It is now in its second season. They are currently on the book Frostbite.

Now we move to Lissa! You can’t break up this pair.

Lissa’s in the book series goes through a lot of character development. So does Rose but Lissa deals with mental illness and so do I. I relate to that on a deep level.

We have Lucy Fry she played her in the movie. She is one of my favorite actress.

Then we have Ashley Lynn Blair. She has help direct, write, and produce the show.

You just have to love their friend ship.

Watch both season here

Vampire Academy Officially Unofficial Fan Series.

Bound by Shadows – Frostbite Fan Series.

Thank you all for joining me here in our little part of wonderland. Don’t forget to give the unicorns a treat. You will get to fly high in the sky with them.

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Ashten

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Top Three Thursday – Childhood Favorites

Hello, my wonderlandians. How is your week going?

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Mine is going really well. Today I am so excited for today’s post. Once again I am taking a prompt from The Broke and The Bookish. We are going to take about our favorite childhood books. Tell me what some are your favorites books were as a child.

Here we go.

Number 3.

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Synopsis 

Where the Sidewalk Ends turns forty! Celebrate with this anniversary edition that features an eye-catching commemorative red sticker. This classic poetry collection, which is both outrageously funny and profound, has been the most beloved of Shel Silverstein’s poetry books for generations.

Where the sidewalk ends, Shel Silverstein’s world begins. There you’ll meet a boy who turns into a TV set and a girl who eats a whale. The Unicorn and the Bloath live there, and so does Sarah Cynthia Sylvia Stout who will not take the garbage out. It is a place where you wash your shadow and plant diamond gardens, a place where shoes fly, sisters are auctioned off, and crocodiles go to the dentist.

Shel Silverstein’s masterful collection of poems and drawings is one of Parent & Child magazine’s 100 Greatest Books for Kids. School Library Journal said, “Silverstein has an excellent sense of rhythm and rhyme and a good ear for alliteration and assonance that make these poems a pleasure to read aloud.”

Shel Silverstein’s incomparable career as a children’s book author and illustrator began with Lafcadio, the Lion Who Shot Back. In 1964, Shel’s creativity continued to flourish as four more books were published in the same year—Don’t Bump the Glump!, A Giraffe and a Half, Who Wants a Cheap Rhinoceros?, and the beloved classic The Giving Tree. Later he continued to build his remarkable body of work with Where the Sidewalk Ends, A Light in the Attic, Falling Up, Every Thing On It, The Missing Piece, The Missing Piece Meets the Big O, and Runny Babbit.

This book was life for me when I was a little kid. I first heard about this book back when I was in the second grade. My teacher would read it to us for story time. Yes, we still did story time when I was 7 years old. I remember going into my school library and there were three kids always fighting over this book. I was always the victor. Look I did not become mistress of the underworld with out being a little sneaky.

Number 2.

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Blubber is a thick layer of fat that lies under the skin and over the muscles of whales . . . When Linda innocently reads out her class project, everyone finds it funny. Linda can’t help it if she’s fat, but what starts as a joke leads to a sustained and cruel ritual of humiliation. Jill knows she should defend Linda, but at first she’s too scared. When she eventually stands up to the bullies, she becomes their next victim – and what’s worse, Linda is now on their side . . . Judy Blume has written some of the best books of our time about real-life issues – family stress and pressures, what happens when your parents divorce, the problems of growing up and sexual awakening, bereavement – with insight, sensitivity and honesty. The response of readers all around the world continues to make her one of the best-loved writers ever published.

This book is rather special to me. When I was a kid you could not get me to read for my life. I had a really hard time reading. I was below my reading level for the longest time. My grandmother gave me the book because she thought I would really like it. Well she was right. I could not put the book. Why it make it so special is because the book belonged to my grandmother.

Number 1.

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An extraordinarily different story by Robert Munsch is a gentle affirmation of the love a parent feels for their child–forever. Sheila McGraw’s soft and colorful pastels perfectly complement the sentiment of the book–one that will be read repeatedly for years.

If you guys have not read this book go do! My great grandma, my grandma, and my mom loved this book. So I. I want to cry just thinking about. I would beg my mom to read this to me every night before bed. My mom would start crying before the end of the book. I never understood why. I would ask her and she said that they were happy tears. I would just laugh at her. Now I get it every time I read the book I start to ball my eyes out.

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Seriously, me now. This book is so beautiful.

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Ashten

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