Calendar Girls May: Best Book with a Mother/Daughter Relationship

Happy May Calendar Girls!

Full disclosure, we don’t celebrate Mother’s Day at my house. I mean, it’s nice to have a day where everyone remembers to say “I love you Mom!”, but I kind of hate random gift giving. Sorry, tangent.

This week we’re celebrating books with great mother/daughter relationships! Family dynamics are one of my favorite things in a book, especially when they’re done right. Unfortunately parents are absent in a lot of books, and that’s one of the reasons I’ve been gravitating towards more adult fiction lately.

Before I go on to my pick I want to give a quick shout-out to The Joy Luck Club by Amy Tan! I read this book last summer and just fell in love. I felt like it really captured the complexities of the mother/daughter relationship in a way nothing I’ve ever read before has. And it also made me feel like I understood my own mom better. If you haven’t read it, I highly recommend.

Now on to my pick! My favorite mother/daughter relationship in a book is…

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#notall Book Tag

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This tag from the Orangutan Librarian really left me chuckling. You’ll have to check hers out, it’s very entertaining. Also, she made it, so if I tag you be nice and link back to her. šŸ™‚

But it also really made me think in some good ways. I love talking about rules and generalizations, but I love talking about the exceptions EVEN MORE. So this is going to be good fun.

#notall Cover Changes – A cover change you liked

Ooooooo, I HATE cover changes!!!! They drive me crazy! Except when the original cover was awful and they fix it. Which is 100% what happened withĀ Throne of Glass.Ā 

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I mean, look at that original and tell me it doesn’t look stupid, lame, and everything bad. And I just love the art style on the new one! Very badass. Continue reading “#notall Book Tag”

I Dare You Book Tag

Thanks to Krista and Dawlyn at Little Blind Book Finds for tagging me in this one! I really enjoyed reading this tag, I thought the questions were great. Hopefully I enjoy making it just as much, and hopefully you all enjoy reading it!

Rules:

You must be honest.
You must answer all the questions.
You must tag at least 4 people.


What book has been on your shelf the longest?

I’m not sure if this means my bookshelf or my TBR shelf, so I’ll answer both.

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I’ve had a book calledĀ The ImperfectionistsĀ on my TBR shelf since like, 2013 or something. I bought it, then got swept up in some other series and just never got around to it. It’s lived in like, four different houses/apartments and never been picked up. I feel kind of bad for it, actually.

As to which book I’ve owned the longest, it’s hard to say. I still have most of my childhood picture books. The rattiest ones, however, areĀ The Cat in the Hat Comes BackĀ andĀ Horton Hears a Who.Ā  Continue reading “I Dare You Book Tag”

Give John Green a Break

I am a fan of John Green’s. Not his books, so much, John as a person. I’ve been watching him on YouTube since before I even knew he was an author. John and his brother, Hank, are both amazing people who really care about making the world a better place. They’re funny, smart, kind, and giving. Plus, like half the good things on YouTube are there because of them. (slight exaggeration, get over it)

When I first picked upĀ An AbundanceĀ of KatherinesĀ in 2013 because John was starting to become pretty big in YA, the trend was to LOVE his books, especiallyĀ The Fault in Our Stars.Ā It wasn’t unusual to see teens living their life in TFIOS t-shirts or with DFTBA accessories. John was appearing on talk-shows, they were turning his books into movies, and people basically adored him.

Since I became a book blogger I’ve noticed a different trend. I guess John’s been popular for long enough now that it’s become cooler to not like his books. I typically expect to see criticism when I see his name on a book blog.

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