First Lines Fridays [2]

First Lines Fridays is a weekly feature for book lovers hosted by Wandering Words. What if instead of judging a book by its cover, its author or its prestige, we judged it by its opening lines?
THE LINES
The young man's reflection glared back at me out of the shop window, suspicion etched into his roundish face. He probably thought I was doubting whether he looked manly enough, and to be honest, I was.

10 Bookish Feelings For Which I'm Thankful

The Top Ten Tuesday weekly meme is hosted by The Broke and the Bookish.
This week's Top Ten Tuesday post is a Thanksgiving freebie! I decided to list some of the best feelings I've experienced as a bookworm. Hopefully you all can relate!

1. Reading on a cold day.
Cosy-ing up on a rainy or snowy day, with a warm cup of tea or coffee, and getting lost in a book.

2. Making friends with someone who loves the same book(s) as you.
"YOU LOVE [insert favourite book] TOO?!"

3. Receiving/buying book merch.
Posters! Fan art! Mugs! T-shirts! Tote bags! Lanyards (don't use them but still want them)! Anything that alludes to my favourite books!

10 Most Anticipated Movies of 2017

The Top Ten Tuesday weekly meme is hosted by The Broke and the Bookish.
Welcome back to another Top Ten Tuesday! This week's topic is a movie freebie, so I chose to list ten of my most anticipated movies of 2017. I've linked each title to their respective IMdB pages so you can check them out. :)

1. Hidden Figures
To be released: January 6th

To be released: February 10th

To be released: March 3rd

Review: The Distance Between Us by Kasie West

The Distance Between Us by Kasie West
Published by Tantor Media on October 2nd 2014
Genre(s): Teen Romance, Contemporary
Length: 6 hours and 42 minutes
Format: Audiobook
Source: Library
GOODREADS | AMAZON
★★★☆☆
Seventeen-year-old Caymen Meyers studies the rich like her own personal science experiment, and after years of observation she’s pretty sure they’re only good for one thing—spending money on useless stuff, like the porcelain dolls in her mother’s shop.

So when Xander Spence walks into the store to pick up a doll for his grandmother, it only takes one glance for Caymen to figure out he’s oozing rich. Despite his charming ways and that he’s one of the first people who actually gets her, she’s smart enough to know his interest won’t last. Because if there’s one thing she’s learned from her mother’s warnings, it’s that the rich have a short attention span. But Xander keeps coming around, despite her best efforts to scare him off. And much to her dismay, she's beginning to enjoy his company.

She knows her mom can’t find out—she wouldn’t approve. She’d much rather Caymen hang out with the local rocker who hasn’t been raised by money. But just when Xander’s attention and loyalty are about to convince Caymen that being rich isn’t a character flaw, she finds out that money is a much bigger part of their relationship than she’d ever realized. And that Xander’s not the only one she should’ve been worried about.
Having not read any of Kasie West's books before, I did not know what to expect. From the description, I knew this wasn't going to be a heavy read of any sort, but I have to admit that I am disappointed.

First Lines Fridays [1]

First Lines Fridays is a weekly feature for book lovers hosted by Wandering Words. What if instead of judging a book by its cover, its author or its prestige, we judged it by its opening lines?
Hello guys, I hope you are all having a fantastic Friday. In my attempt to post more often, I've decided to try and get back on weekly features. I thought this one would be fun, so here we are!

Also, please don't mind the different post headers. I'm still testing to get everything how I want it to look. (It kills me to look at them too.)
There were five thousand souls stuffed into the train cars--thick and deep like cattle. The train groaned and bent under their weight, weary from all of its many trips. (Five thousand times five thousand. Again and again. So many, so many.)

Top 10 Tuesday: 10 Books I Recently Added to My TBR

Top 10 Tuesday: 10 Books I Recently Added to My TBR
The Top Ten Tuesday weekly meme is hosted by The Broke and the Bookish.
With such a busy schedule lately, I've barely made a dent in my to-be-read pile, but that doesn't stop me from continuing to add more books! Here are ten of the most recent additions, in no particular order:

1. Three Dark Crowns by Kendare Blake
I recently got into Kendare Blake's books from reading Anna Dressed in Blood for my school's book club. It was a spooky tale that I enjoyed, so when I saw THIS, I did not hesitate to add it to my list.

Three Dark Crowns

2. Heroes or Thieves by J. J. Sherwood
I love, love, love, the first book of this series so I can't wait to get started with this book. If you're into high fantasy, you'd definitely be interested in this book!

Heroes or Thieves

3. Carve the Mark by Veronica Roth
I haven't read anything from Veronica Roth in way too long. I first read Divergent in MIDDLE SCHOOL! I cannot wait to read her latest release.

Carve the Mark

Guest Post: Andrew Joyce and the Lakota

Guest Post: Andrew Joyce and the Lakota

Hi readers, Andrew Joyce has kindly asked me for a space on my blog to talk about his new book, as well as a sort of a background reading about the people, culture, and place about which he wrote. Hopefully this is as interesting a read for you as it was for me!

My name is Andrew Joyce and I write books for a living. I would like to thank Joyce for allowing me to be here today to promote my latest, Yellow Hair, which documents the injustices done to the Sioux Nation from their first treaty with the United States in 1805 through Wounded Knee in 1890. Every death, murder, battle, and outrage I write about actually took place. The historical figures that play a role in my fact-based tale of fiction were real people and I use their real names. Yellow Hair is an epic tale of adventure, family, love, and hate that spans most of the 19th century.

Now that the commercial is out of the way, we can get down to what I really came here to talk about: the Sioux people. The people we know as the Sioux were originally known as the Dakota, which means ally. The name Sioux came from the Chippewa and the French. The Chippewa called them Nadonessiou, which means adder, or enemy, and then the French shortened the name to Sioux.