#ReadThemAllThon Wrap-Up

I did not complete the Pokemon Indigo League Read-A-Thon,  which is why I didn’t feel the need to do this wrap-up immediately, but it was fun and it certainly helped inspire me to read more books at a faster pace than usual. Thank you Antee for creating such a wonderful, fun, unique challenge!

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2016 Love-A-Thon // Let’s Meet for Tea In Cabeswater

The Love-a-Thon is an event dedicated to spreading positivity and love. It’s time dedicated to visiting other bloggers/Instagrammers/BookTubers, leaving a comment or two, making new friends and fostering positivity among the members of our amazing community. As in the previous years, the event will include mini challenges, Twitter chats and giveaways galore!

Hosted by: Alexa of Alexa Loves Books, Cee of The Novel Hermit, Hazel of Stay Bookish, Mel of The Daily Prophecy

LET’S MEET FOR TEA IN CABESWATER

Tea in the Forest

source: rebloggy

  • The Place

Cabeswater is the magical forest where the trees speak Latin. Blue Sargent and The Raven Boys discover Cabeswater during their quest to wake the Raven King. It exists along the lay lines in Henrietta, Virginia. It’s described as a beautiful, and magical place where things exist simply because you believe them to exist. When you exist inside of Cabeswater, time becomes irrelevant and nothing is ever as it seems. An important resident of Cabeswater is The Dream Tree, a tree that shows you your dreams; real or not real is yet to be determined. I would love to visit Cabeswater, because I imagine it to be the most beautiful place in the world, and it would be because that’s what Cabeswater does.

  • The Guests

I would have a delicious and intimate tea date with Blue, Gansey, Adam, Ronan, and Noah. I’m obsessed with both this world and the characters. The friendship and love among the group is inexplicable, but nonetheless, beautiful. I would love to simply observe them as they interact with each other, but even more, I would love to be a part of such a close-knit group who love and admire each other so intensely. I’d also invite their creator, Maggie Stiefvater. Of course, Chainsaw would be in attendance. All of the book bloggers and booktubers rejected my invitation.

  • The Discussion

I want to learn everything there is to know about the Raven King, hear more about Gansey’s past adventures, listen to stories about the women of 300 Fox Way, and whatever else the guests fancy to share.

  • On the Menu

This is a sophisticated bunch. It would be simple with an assortment of exotic teas that Blue grabbed from the kitchen of 300 Fox Way and some overpriced but delicious pastries that Gansey felt compelled to contribute.

MEET THE GUESTS OF HONOR
blue gansey
adam ronan
noah trc

source: ibuzoo // tumblr

Maggie Stiefvater

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2016 Love-A-Thon // Mix & Match

The Love-a-Thon is an event dedicated to spreading positivity and love. It’s time dedicated to visiting other bloggers/Instagrammers/BookTubers, leaving a comment or two, making new friends and fostering positivity among the members of our amazing community. As in the previous years, the event will include mini challenges, Twitter chats and giveaways galore!

Hosted by: Alexa of Alexa Loves Books, Cee of The Novel Hermit, Hazel of Stay Bookish, Mel of The Daily Prophecy

The purpose of this challenge is to mix a non-bookish hobby or interest with book characters. If anyone took the time to read my About Me or Introduction, it’s no secret that I love film and television! I actually have two film degrees that are getting absolutely no use at all, but it doesn’t stop my imagination from running away with me now and then. My Mix & Match is a collection of characters that I think could easily crossover into some of my favorite movies and television shows.

Tessa Gray of The Infernal Devices Meets The Doctor

The Infernal Devices series really could be an extension of Doctor Who. It’s set in London,  Victorian London, my personal favorite era as well as the Doctor’s I’d suspect. Everyone knows the Doctor would be fascinated with the clockwork army and defeating the Magister. Tessa would be an amazing companion. They could pick Will & Jem up every now and then…or Brother Zachariah if they travel to present day. Will could meet Jace! OMG!

Clockwork Princess doctorwho

 

The Raven Boys Join The Riot Club

The parallels between Gansey, Ronan, Adam, and Noah are the boys of The Riot Club are so closely linked, minus the supernatural elements of The Raven Boys. The members of The Riot Club are beautiful, rich, well-educated, and always in search of the drama, but they all have diverse backgrounds, some more questionable than others. The Raven Boys would fit right in.

The Raven Boys The Riot Club

 

Juliette Goes To Xavier’s School for Gifted Youngsters

One of the main aspects of Shatter Me that drew me to the series was the promise of some mutant action. Although I didn’t get much, I was very impressed with Juliette’s powers, as well as the rest of the characters. They would be an awesome and powerful addition to the X-Men universe.

Ignite Me X-Men First Class
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2016 Love-A-Thon // Bingo

The Love-a-Thon is an event dedicated to spreading positivity and love. It’s time dedicated to visiting other bloggers/Instagrammers/BookTubers, leaving a comment or two, making new friends and fostering positivity among the members of our amazing community. As in the previous years, the event will include mini challenges, Twitter chats and giveaways galore!

Hosted by: Alexa of Alexa Loves Books, Cee of The Novel Hermit, Hazel of Stay Bookish, Mel of The Daily Prophecy

2016 Love-A-Thon Bingo

The objective of the Bingo challenge is to complete at least 3 of the tasks on the Bingo card. I want to do as many as possible. I will update my progress on this post as I go along! Shoutouts to Melanie @ It’s A Bookish Thing for the styling of this post.

VISIT 5 NEW BLOGS:

  1. Writers for Misfits
  2. Eye Heart Romance
  3. For Book’s Sake
  4. Books N’ Calm
  5. Word Revel
  6. He Said Books Or Me
  7. Pop Crunch Boom

JOIN ONE OF THE TWITTER CHATS

    Participated in

  1. Chat #2 – Hosted by Cee @ TheNovelHermit

PARTICIPATE IN ONE OTHER CHALLENGE

  1. Mix & Match
  2. Book Spine Poetry
  3. An Invitation to Tea

FIND 3 NEW INSTAGRAM ACCOUNTS

  1. zerisse
  2. forbooksake
  3. TBD

LEAVE A COMMENT ON SOME OF YOUR FAVE BLOGS

  1. TBD
  2. TBD
  3. TBD

TWEET 3 OF YOUR FAVE AUTHORS

  1. John Green
  2. Maggie Stiefvater
  3. Cassandra Clare

WATCH 3 VIDS FROM NEW YOUTUBERS (AND FOLLOW!)

I’m not doing this challenge because I’m just not a fan of YouTube. :kanyeshrug:

DEDICATE A BLOG POST: TBD

COLOR HUNT: TBD

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2016 Love-A-Thon // Introduction

The Love-a-Thon is an event dedicated to spreading positivity and love. It’s time dedicated to visiting other bloggers/Instagrammers/BookTubers, leaving a comment or two, making new friends and fostering positivity among the members of our amazing community. As in the previous years, the event will include mini challenges, Twitter chats and giveaways galore!

Hosted by: Alexa of Alexa Loves Books, Cee of The Novel Hermit, Hazel of Stay Bookish, Mel of The Daily Prophecy

I was introduced to the 2016 Love-A-Thon via a post on Alexandra’s beautiful blog Twirling Pages and I immediately wanted to take part in it. Luckily, sign-ups are still open and I’m very excited to be participating in this year’s event, which is also my first! Below is my introduction post with some amazing questions provided by the lovely hosts which were a lot of fun to answer!

1. What’s your name? I go by Elle, which is pronounced like the letter “L”, which is also the first initial of my real name.

2. Where in the world are you blogging from? I’m currently in my hometown of Birmingham, Alabama, but I live in Phoenix, Arizona.

3. How did you get into blogging in the first place? I’ve always been blogging in some for or another since I was a teenager. I always wanted to create a book blog, but I didn’t think that it was possible until I found bookstagram. As I started to interact more and more with my followers there and chat more about books, I discovered that I finally wanted to take the leap.

4. How did you come up with your blog name? I just wanted something that was cute with alliteration and obviously bookish. haha

5. What genre do you read and review the most on your blog? I’m a huge fan of young adult novels. I have a slight obsession with Dean Koontz, but that’s about it. I will read any genre if I come across a book that appeals to me, but there’s something very entertaining about most young adult novels, especially fantasy and dystopian series.

6. What other types of posts do you do on your blog, apart from reviews? My blog is fairly new so it’s mostly reviews and rants and raves. I’d like to post more blogging tips and lifestyle posts as well.

7. Best blogging experience so far? I don’t want it to seem like I got into blogging for the wrong reasons, but it was really cool the first time I received a review request. I’m hoping Love-A-Thon will be great experience to add to the list!

8. Favorite thing about the blogging community? I love meeting new people and hearing all the diverse opinions on books and book related shows and movies. Honestly, I’ve discovered so many amazing new books that I never would have heard of or considered if it wasn’t for bookstagram and the blogging community so I’m very thankful for that.

9. Name the 5 books you’re most excited for this 2016!

  • Lady Midnight by Cassandra Clare (March 8, 2016)
  • Bluescreen by Dan Wells (February 6, 2016)
  • The Raven King by Maggie Stiefvater (April 26, 2016)
  • Harry Potter and the Cursed Child (July 31, 2016)
  • Over Your Dead Body by Dan Wells (May 3, 2016)

10. Name the 5 books you want to read this 2016 that you didn’t get to in previous years!

  • The Lunar Chronicles by Marissa Marr
  • The Grisha Trilogy by Leigh Bardugo
  • Six of Crows by Leigh Bardugo
  • The Scorpio Races by Maggie Stiefvater
  • Will Grayson, Will Grayson by John Green & David Levithan

11. What’s an underrated book or series that you think everyone should read? The Partials Sequence by Dan Wells is a great read! I’m a huge fan of the author and I would recommend any of his books.

Partials Sequence
12. Which book boy or girl would be your book boyfriend/girlfriend? The Raven Boys… all of ’em, even the dead one.

13. Who would you recruit for your apocalypse squad (5 characters max) I only need two and they’re amazing…

  • Hermoine Granger from the Harry Potter series / Let’s admit it, Harry and Ron would have died 100 times if Hermoine wasn’t there to save their asses.
  • Tris Prior from the Divergent series / She’s strong, fearless, and selfless. Despite her love for her family and Four, she always did what was necessary for the good of humankind.

14. Apart from reading, what are your other hobbies or interests? I listen to a lot of music and watch a lot of Netflix.

15. Apart from book shopping, what else do you like shopping for? I have a huge collection of blu-ray movies. They’re kind of my other obsession.

16. At a party, the DJ suddenly changes the song – and it’s your song. What song would be playing? Right now, it would be anything by the band Beachweather.

17. Pick out either a book you want turned into a film/TV show, or a film/TV show you want turned into a book. Although I didn’t love Shatter Me as a book series, I really loved the plot and I think it would be an awesome television show or movie series if it were done right (and with a few changes).

18. What would your dream library look like? I love that this one is bright, open, and multi-functional. I really hope to have a large library and office in my home one day.

Dream Librarysource: zillow

19. Author you want to meet and sit down to tea with? J.K. Rowling! I want to know everything that’s inside her head and hear more stories about the Wizarding World.

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