This Week on Book.Blog.Bake:
I’ve loved going through my top 25 songs and pairing them with books! Some of them have been harder than I thought, but these have been some of my favorite post to write. They’re less wordy than my normal post, and it’s been fun to break up my wordy ramblings on books with a little music.
This was a great Top Ten Tuesday. I had so much trouble limiting myself to ten series.
Lauren Oliver is a wonderful writer, and she made a world I’ve never really understood–the world of the high school popular–into something that really resonated with me.
I joined the Book Chat linkup hosted by Sweet Green Tangerine and discussed the topic of abandoning books. Spoiler: I don’t like to do it, but I’m getting better about it!
My second letter of the month, I wrote what ended up being a (hopefully not too sappy) thank-you note to Hermione Granger for being the wonderful character she is.
Great Posts on Blogs I Read:
I sometimes put books on pause as well, so I definitely related to this post.
Piece of Mind: The Pressure of Keeping Up @ Paper Riot
Judith at Paper Riot wrote an absolutely fantastic post about the pressure she feels to read a lot while making good content. It’s definitely a worthwhile read.
A Fan’s Note on Gilmore Girls @ The Awl
OK, not strictly about books and not strictly on a blog, persay, but this article is awesome nonetheless. If you’re a Gilmore Girls fan, like me, you should read this!
When More Becomes Less @ Book Rock Betty
I believe the word for this post is “fantastic”. It’s not about books strictly speaking, persay, but it’s a terrific post that really reminded me of some of those sayings we say so frequently but don’t always live.
Mother-daughter relationship in books–especially YA books–is something I also pay a lot of attention to, so I really loved and was touched by this round-up and examination of mother-daughter relationships in a few books.
Love Triangles & Fresh Perspectives @ Radiant Shadows
Neither love triangles nor posts about them are new, but Kelly @ Radiant Shadows did a really good job of examining why sometimes, love triangles turn us away, and how most YA love triangles only portray one side of the story.
If I Were an Agent or Editor @ book brats
I have a LOT of the same wishes for trends in YA as were mentioned in this post. Definitely worth checking out!
Books I Read:
Everneath by Brodi Ashton
Looking for Alaska by John Green
Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone by J.K. Rowling(part of my annual re-read)
Books I Bought:
I don’t buy books every week, but I did actually buy books this week! I bought one buy as a RAK gift for someone else, which will remain unnamed, but I also bought:
The Dark is Rising by Susan Cooper
Audrey, Wait by Robin Benway (it was on clearance at Hastings!)
Looking for Alaska by John Green (see, I read a John Green novel this year, just like I resolved).