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Book Blogger Hop: 2/29/16

A Weekly Meme Hosted By Ramblings of A Coffee Addicted Writer.  
Do your children, siblings, or other family members enjoy reading as much as you do? 

I don't have any kids or siblings. My cousins (who are basically like siblings to me) don't really like reading, although one of my cousins does read and write fanfiction like me. My mom reads pretty often. My dad is a huge reader like me so that's where I get it from. My grandparents also like to read. A lot of my friends from college were also literature majors and are big readers. My best friend doesn't really read a lot. I would say I'm the most varied reader in that I read lots of different types of things. But that's why I have a book blog, so I can talk with other big readers with similar interests! 

It's Monday! What Are You Reading? 2/29

A weekly meme hosted by Book Date

What I Read: I finally finished Voyager by Diana Gabaldon! I really enjoyed it and look forward to starting on Drums of Autumn soon! 
I read the second volume of the Deadpool comic series and am starting the third volume this week!  
Started Reading
Still Reading 
Re-reading I want to re-read Station Eleven. I really enjoyed it and I feel like I had to rush through it the first time (it was a library book and I was also in school). Now I have my own copy and can take my time.

Top Ten Books I Enjoyed That Weren't My Typical Genre

Top Ten Tuesday is a weekly meme hosted by The Broke and the Bookish
For anyone that doesn't follow my blog, my genres I mainly read are fantasy, science fiction, and comics/graphic novels. I'll sometimes read historical fiction. I guess genres that I don't read a lot are romance (bleh), super fluffy books (I have nothing against them, I just like it when sh*t blows up), horror, and non-fiction. 
1. Big Little Lies by Liane Moriarty I'm not sure what genre I'd put this in exactly. I actually read it because I kept hearing everyone talk about it and wanted to know what all the hype was. I ended up really liking it! 
2. Outlander series by Diana Gabaldon  While I do like historical fiction, I'm not a big romance person. Actually I hate romance. And that's a key part to Outlander. However, I ended up really loving the series. I'm currently on the third book Voyager and watch the TV series.  
3. A Walk In the Woods by Bill Bryson This is actually one of …

Book Blogger Hop 2/19-2/25

A weekly meme hosted by Ramblings of a Coffee Addicted Writer.
Do you have a favorite place to read?
I spend most of my time reading in bed. I'm a night owl so I tend to read mostly at night. My favorite spot is my hammock. I got and ENO hammock for Christmas a couple years ago (I'd been wanting one forever) and I love it. I have a spot in my backyard I'll usually hang it. When the weather is nice it's so great to lay outside in a comfy hammock and read. I'll usually bring a pillow and some snacks and a drink. On a side note I want to invest in a bug net and rain tarp so I can camp in my hammock! 

Downton Abbey Feels...and an epiphany

Moderate spoilers for Downton Abbey Season 6 (episodes 6 and 8 specifically) plus past episodes. See bottom of post for trigger warnings (the trigger warnings are spoilers btw).

Readers from the UK and other places that watch the show have probably already seen this season. But I watch on PBS so that means the season starts in January. But it's cool. It's fun watching the Christmas special in March. Anyway... this episode gave me feels. That's not unusual for the show. There have been several major character deaths, war, and tragedy. But this episode hit me because of my favorite character. And when I mention who my favorite character is everyone is probably going to collectively punch me in the face over the internet. That was a clue. My dear Downton Abbey fans my favorite character is Thomas Barrow.

Now, I'm not going to excuse the terrible things he has done and said. Thomas can be a real dick. But he also has a kind side and it makes me happy to see him reveal th…

It's Monday! What are you reading? 2/15

A weekly meme hosted by Book Date!  
What I read last week:

Book Release: Morning Star by Pierce Brown!

Well, today is the release of the third book in the Red Rising trilogy: Morning Star! This series has everything: Mars, sci-fi, societal uprisings, battles, politics and court intrigue, technology, more battles, and amazing, memorable characters. It takes all the best elements from Game of Thrones, Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep, Star Wars, and The Hunger Games and combines them. Needless to say I'm excited to read this, even though it means the trilogy is over. But I can't wait to see what's next for Pierce Brown! 
Be sure to check out Red Rising and Golden Sonfirst! 

Top Ten Tuesday: Anti-Valentine's Day Books

Top Ten Tuesday is a weekly meme hosted by The Broke and the Bookish
This week is a Valentine's day freebie. My Valentine's tradition for the past several years has been to drink wine and watch Gladiator. Why Gladiator? It's the most un-romantic, depressing, anti-valentine's day movies. And it's one of my favorites. Plus Russell Crowe. All that to say, my freebie is....
Best ill-fated romances in books for an anti-Valentine's day! 
Hamlet by William Shakespeare. No one can catch a damn break. Atonement by Ian McEwan. Robbie and Cecilia cannot catch a damn break. Frankenstein by Mary Shelley. Cold Mountain by Charles Frazier. A Farewell to Arms by Ernest Hemingway. I had the same reaction as Bradley Cooper in Silver Linings Playbook.  The Picture of Dorian Gray by Oscar Wilde. A Song of Ice and Fire series by George RR Martin. Things don't work out well for the majority of couples. Or people in general. 1984 by George Orwell. Madame Bovary by Gustav Flaubert…

Book Blogger Hop 2/5-11

A weekly meme hosted by Ramblings of a Coffee Addicted Writer
Does your significant other share your reading passion?

I'm currently single. However, most of my friends also have a passion for reading so that's fortunate.