THE SIMS Booktag!

I’m so absent. I know. The end of the school year has really had me in the slumps. I’ve been trying not to overstress. I haven’t been feeling well. Oh! And I got a job! Yay me ^.^

I am currently planning on reading a lot more for reviews once school ends (which is tomorrow). Just a good time to relax and enjoy reading while not having to stress over everything else.

I ALSO WANTED TO SAY SOMETHING THAT IS COMING UP AND IMSOEXCITEDBUTYOUGUYSMAYHATEMEBYTHEENDOFIT… *deep breath* There is a possible chance I’ll be going to Universal Studios with a friend to go see the Harry Potter attraction. I’m so excited about it, because I actually do appreciate Harry Potter. But I suck. And you know why? I have never gotten past book three of Harry Potter.

*thunder booms, lightning strikes, the whole world erupts into pure chaos*

NOW HOLD IT ONE TINY SECOND. The reason why I haven’t finished the series is because I never got to get my hands on the next book. I absolutely ADORED the books I did read. It’s the fact that I always have something else on my TBR list, and they are so large and intimidating that I just never think to pick it up.

With that being said, I will see about taking pictures and posting them here! I honestly can’t wait; hopefully going will shine a new light on that Harry Potter world I am so late to.

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On to the tag!

Moving on! I saw this tag and had to do it! I saw it on Reading with Rendz. Though I wasn’t tagged, I still really want to do it! 🙂 Check out their blog! They’re one of my favorites.

The Original Sims… Best Author Debut? 

There are so many that I really enjoyed. The one that really stuck out to me was Divergent by Veronica Roth. This first book was just so enhancing and brilliant for me. While the other two books didn’t quite catch the first book, I still love the series due to the first book.Kindle


The Grim Reaper… Saddest Character Death?

I’m not going to say any names. There are SO MANY CHARACTER DEATHS that have left me in tears. Infernal Devices for one…

But for the saddest, I’m going with All the Bright Places. Just the storyline and the emotions through the words, it really led up to that death so it tore you apart even more. And me not understanding what I was in for, I honestly thought everything would be okay in the end… Boy, I was so wrong.

Sims getting stuck… A character that just got in the way?

I DO NOT agree with this one bit, but I will tell you the character my friend COMPLETELY despises because of how useless and in the way he is (in which I do NOT agree…. 😦 )

Simon Lewis from The Mortal Instruments by Cassandra Clare. The amount of times he has died and came back, it blows her mind. It’s like she cheers that he has finally died, but then in the next chapter he pops up out of nowhere.

I love Simon.  (Sizzy <3) I love him to death. I don’t find him the way. But my friend would go on a very long rant right now about him if she was her- I actually have a text from her:

Ok he always got in the way of Clary and Jae and while doing that he always got caught in something dangerous, RIGHT WHEN SOMETHING GOOD WAS ABOUT THE HAPPEN BETWEEN CLARY AND JACE!!!! Then they had to stop and save his butt from dying… and let’s not forget he was dating two girls at the same time!! And he still can’t get over clary. LIKE HELLO…. SHE DOESNT WANT U! And yeah there’s more but my thumbs are tired.”

Oh my goodness, I have to love her.

Simlish… A book with amazing writing.

(Not going to say Miss Peregrine’s… Not going to say it because I talk a lot about it already….)

The Heart of Stone by Ben Galley! I loved this book because of the writing style. It was so beautiful. If there is one thing I appreciate the most in a story is the way it is written. I have tried reading books that were telling the story like; “I woke up. I went to the sink and looked at myself. When I got to school, I sat beside my best friend and gossiped until class started.” *gags*

But The Heart of Stone does not do this. It wonderfully portrays the story of a golem and his life living under the control of humans. I really recommend you go look at it along with his other books.

Expansion Pack… A series where the books keep on getting better.

I’m going to say it… Every Cassandra Clare book out there. Every book that she writes on the Shadowhunter world is just better than the last. I think my favorite book from her so far is Lady Midnight.

Cheats… Book that was entirely too unrealistic

Black Ice by Becca Fitzpatrick. While I loved this book, it was kind of unsettling that she fell in love with the person who captured her… I know, I know. He was doing it to get back from the murderer who killed his sister and all of that – he wasn’t really a bad guy. But even so, I would not start kissing the fool who tied me up the day before.
But that’s just my opinion.

Needs Fulfillment… A character who made all the wrong decisions.

America from The Selection Series. I loved this series, too. I adored it to the bottom of my heart, but her decisions. Her decisions. She had no idea what she was doing, and I’m over here flipping tables because she obviously can’t keep seeing one dude when she’s with another. “I don’t know what to do… but I’ll keep seeing him until I figure it out.”

Error Code 12… a series that started off great, but then went downhill.

The 5th Wave by Rick Yancey. The first book was amazing. Fell in love with everyone in it. But then I read Infinite Sea… And I got a little confused. I didn’t like Ringer all that much, and just my luck she was half of the book. It seemed all about her and most of time she didn’t make sense. I left that book not even knowing what just happened. The Last Star was a little bit better, but I still was left perplexed at the what had happened.Yancey


The Sims Vortex… A book/series that completely engrossed you.

Okay, I’m doing it.

Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children by Ransom Riggs.

Percy Jackson and the Olympians by Rick Riordan.

The Infernal Devices by Cassandra Clare.

The Grisha Trilogy by Leigh Bardugo.

Reboot by Amy Tintera.

Want more? Because I can give you more.

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The Narnia Book Tag!

This is my first book tag, and it is a pleasure be tagged by Reading With Rendz (find her tag HERE) to do this.

I have my co-blogger Kelsey with me as she has read these books as well (way before I did actually)… I would hate to leave her out of the fun! I’ll have some of her reviews linked below.

Before I start, I wanted to say how I fell in love with the Chronicles of Narnia. I started the series last year in the 9th grade when my youth pastor gave me this huge black book and told me to read it. Instantly I fell in love with it. I have been a fan ever since!!

As for Kelsey, her parents would read her the books at night as a good story to fall asleep to! So she has been there since the VERY beginning of her reading hobby. Lucky…

 On to the tag!

This tag was originally created by Clémence @ Clemi’s Bookish World (Find her Narnia Tag HERE).

NARNIA: What magical world would you love to visit?

Cayli’s answer: I would love to visit the magical world of Percy Jackson from Rick Riordan’s Percy Jackson and the Olympians series (plus The Heroes of Olympus…. plus Magnus Chase and the Gods of Asgard… plus the Trials of Apollo… I-I think that’s it… Wait no, The Kane Chronicles…). It would be so awesome to be able to just visit Camp Half-Blood/Camp Jupiter or walk through Valhalla for a day or two (Though I rather not die by the end of the visit). I think it would totally awesome to train with demigods and save the world from smelly, old monsters. Dude, if I could meet Leo Valdez or Percy Jackson… I just may faint on spot.

Kelsey’s answer: I would love to visit Camelot, Hogwarts, or Neverland. If I were to visit Camelot, I would love to meet King Arther and learn some magic from Merlin. If I went to Hogwarts, I would want to befriend all of the mythical creatures and maybe even learn some magic as well. And if I went to Neverland, I would want to be one of Captain Hook’s scallywags or one of Pan’s lost boys.

 MAGICIAN’S NEPHEW: A book you think is underrated?

Cayli’s answer: Reboot by Amy Tintera! You won’t believe how much I love this book. It’s one of my favorites out there. I actually bought Tintera’s second book Rebel so I can fangirl over all the characters again.

Kelsey’s answer: Heart- Shaped Box by Joe Hill. It’s absolutely stunning. It’s the only book that’s actually given me nightmares.

The Lion, the Witch, and the Wardrobe: A classic that you love?

Cayli’s answer: The Outsiders by SE Hinton! I bought this book along with the massive book haul I had last year from McKay’s. I read it last semester on my own and could not put it down. Stay gold, Ponyboy.

Kelsey’s answer: Les Misrables by Victor Hugo. I haven’t read many classics but this one will stay in my heart forever. And the play is ABSOLUTELY AMAZING!!!

The Horse and His Boy: A book you picked up without knowing what it was about?

Cayli’s answer: Shadow and Bone, by Leigh Bardugo. I picked up this book mainly because I saw it featured a lot on BookTube. Everyone was saying they were in love with it. When I randomly saw it in my public library, I snatched it up to give it a read. I didn’t have any idea about what it was about or what I was getting myself into. Now I have the complete series on my bookshelf and in the middle of finishing the second book Siege and Storm! (my battle cry as of right now: NIKOLAIIII)

Kelsey’s answer: This is a hard one because I usually always read what the book is about before getting it. But I think The Love that Split the World by Emily Henry was one I didn’t read about until I bought it . I remember seeing an ad for it and knew immediately I needed it because of the cover and tile.

PRINCE CASPIAN: A sequel that you loved?

Cayli’s answer: Hollow City by Ransom Riggs. I CANNOT express it enough on how much I LOVE Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children. Next to Infernal Devices (my all time favorite) Miss Peregrine’s is right there next to it. Hollow City was pulled at every heart string. I teared up more than once. I fell in love with each character, and there were a lot of characters. Good job to Riggs for making a balanced story with so many lovable characters. This is not a suggestion…. READ. THE. BOOK.

Kelsey’s answer: This is also a hard one for me because I don’t usually read series. The one series I can remember reading is The Station series by Trish Marie Dawson. I read the entire series in a week, I absolutely loved that series.

THE VOYAGE OF THE DAWN TREADER: What quest would you love to be a part of?

Cayli’s answer: This is actually a pretty hard question. There are so many quests I would love to be a part of. A lot of the adventures that went down in Cassandra Clare’s The Mortal Instruments  would be something exciting to be a part of. Like the one at the end of the series in The City of Heavenly Fire when they went to go destroy Sebastian by going through the demon realm. I would probably pee my pants, but hey, I loved that quest. Alec and Simon was there, Jace was there too, but I doubt he could protect me… :/

Kelsey’s answer: I don’t really know if you would consider these as quests but I would love to travel Indiana with Violet and Finch from All the Bright Places by Jennifer Niven.

THE SILVER CHAIR: What book did you not expect to love?

Cayli’s answer: This one is hard since I hardly pick up anything I don’t think I will love… I guess I have to go for the book that I was forced to read in school. I did not expect to love Night by Eli Wiesel, but reading it in class, it was one of the best books pertaining to WWII. It was so sad and so heart-wrenching. This book got me into reading more WWII related novels.

Kelsey’s answer: Probably Ten by Gretchen McNeil. I mean I knew I was going to like the book, I just didn’t know I was going to love it as much as I do now.

THE LAST BATTLE: A perfect ending to a series you love?

Cayli’s answer: What book have I read that actually ended the way I wanted it to? Not many. I was going to go with The 5th Wave trilogy, but then I thought more and more… Nah… I have to go back to Percy Jackson and the Olympians: The Last Olympian. It was such a cool ending that didn’t make me cry. I was so happy and I just wanted to love the world. It was amazing. Unlike other stories I have read, this book actually ended to where everyone was smiling and everyone was happy but for a few. I guess it’s because it was more of a children’s book, but hey! I can read Percy Jackson if I want to.

Kelsey’s answer: Like I said before, I haven’t read many series so I’ll have to go with The Station series by Trish Marie Dawson again.

THE PEVENSIES – A siblinghood of friendship you’d love to be a part of?

Cayli’s answer: The Blackthorns from Lady Midnight by Cassandra Clare! Wow! I love these group of kids so much. They are hilarious and unique and everything about them just makes me tear up. You have Jules, who is the caretaker of his younger siblings (touch his family and you feel his wrath). You have the twins who strive to be strong and courageous. Little Tavvy who is the youngest. You have Dru who is the group’s Nudge from Maximum Ride by James Patterson. Then you got Mark. Mark. Marrrrkkk. He’s ADORABLE.

Kelsey’s answer: The Baudelaire’s from A Series of Unfortunate Events by Lemony Snicket. Although they had a rough life, they still remained together after everything.

EUSTACE SCRUBB – A character who grew on you?

Cayli’s answer: Caleb from the Divergent series by Veronica Roth. A lot of people still have not warmed up to him, which I understand. He grew on me because I am a very forgiving person. He always tried to get forgiveness from his sister and her friends, though with Tris being the person that she was, had a hard time with that. I do love him, he’s a very unique character in this series. A coward, but… ya know. STOP GIVING HIM HATE. JUST LEAVE HIM ALONE.

Kelsey’s answer: Ty from Stolen by Lucy Christopher. Just like Gemma, I too fell slowly head-over-hills for him.

TUMNUS – Your favourite mystical creature?

Cayli’s answer: Pegasus… Griffin? No, a sea serpent? OOOOOH. A HOLLOW? Okay, to be honest, a Hollow is a made up character… not really like a mystical creature like a pegasus or a sea serpent. In the book, though, they were huge, ferocious beasts that hunted little peculiars. But by Library of Souls, I actually felt really bad for them, because Jacob felt bad for them.

Kelsey’s answer: Buckbeak from Harry Potter. OR maybe a Phoenix? A Pegasus is pretty cool as well. Oh I don’t know, can I choose ALL OF THEM!!!

CASPIAN – A character with regal qualities?

Cayli’s answer: Prince Nikolai from the Grisha trilogy. He’s so elegant (yet he can be a bit sassy sometimes) and smart. He knows how to win over a crowd wherever he goes.

Kelsey’s answer: I don’t really know of any regal characters. I guess, Eowyn from J.R.R. Tolkien’s The Lord of the Rings. She is a noblewoman who is dutiful and fights fearlessly against the forces of evil.

REEPICHEEP: A loyal character?

Cayli’s answer: Dan from Asylum by Madeleine Roux. Dan is a very loyal character, not towards other friends, but towards his role in this book. He wants to understand who he is and where he comes from so that he can find the secrets around him. While he friends give up on him, even though they found connections as well, Dan keeps fighting.

Kelsey’s answer: Buck from Call of the Wild by Jack London. We are talking about a sled dog here. Of course he’s loyal.

THE WARDROBE – Your favourite hideout/place to read?

Cayli’s answer: I usually read in school when I’m bored and have nothing to do. However, I read in my room most of the time. If I’m making pizza, I’ll sit on the counter and read until it dings. I can pretty much read anywhere. But my room is where my true hideout is so I can fangirl all I want.

Kelsey’s answer: I’ll read anywhere but my favorite place to read is in my room.

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Black Cat Blue Sea Award

Hi guys! Happy Sunday! Although I am so behind on awards and tags and haven’t yet updated our sidebar with our newest awards, I was able to do our tags for the Black Cat Blue Sea Award! We were nominated by Jannin from The Booknerd Dragon and Rendz from Reading with Rendz, two of the closest bloggers I have interacted with! They have amazing blogs, and I urge you to check them out! Thank you so much for nominating us!



“This award is for bloggers who strive to write for everybody, and no matter how many viewers they get, make an impact on a reader. This award is an expression of gratitude to the nominee. It should be awarded to anybody that you choose deserves it, and it doesn’t mean that they must have hundreds of followers and likes.”



  1. Anybody nominated can nominate eight other bloggers.
  2. The nominee answers three questions posed by the nominator.
  3. The questions you ask while nominating can be any three questions.
  4. If any of the questions asked are offensive or the nominee simply does not want to answer, the nominee does not have to answer them to earn the award


Jannin’s Questions

1. What is your biggest fear?

Nope… Gonna keep this to myself! But one of my biggest fears is falling from heights. I’m not afraid of being high up, just whenever the chance of falling is great, like on a roller coaster where I get that weird feeling of my stomach shifting in my body. Ugh!

2. What is your favorite day of the week and why?

Sunday! It’s the day I can relax,  read, blog, and catch up on things. I love Sundays since it’s both the Lord’s Day and a day of worship and rest! I usually don’t have to worry about too many things on a Sunday. It’s great! I just pace myself that I don’t even try to stress myself!

3. Least favorite over-hyped book.

Fifty Shades of Gray. I don’t know why anyone would want to read it! Why? I haven’t read it and don’t ever want to! Just please no.


Rendz’s Questions

1. What is a book that brings up a good memory?

The Continuum Trilogy by Jennifer Brody. I remember those days when I couldn’t put it down! I could see the action, adventure, suspense, thrill, romance, and plot twists all unfold before my eyes! That’s why it’s my favorite series!

2. Do you have a person with whom you can fangirl/boy with at anytime of the day?

No because I’m one of the only big readers who actually like to talk about books with other people (I’m an ESFJ!). But sometimes I just geek out over books with a lot of my author and blogger friends like Shaila Patel (author of Soulmated which you should read), Stephanie from TeacherofYA, and Krysti from YA and Wine. There’s free promotion right there!

3. You can wish yourself into any fictional world you want, but you must leave behind this life (family, friends and books!) Would you do it and if so, where would you go?

Nope! I’d rather read about them than leave all my friends and family. I don’t want there to be no more blogging, La La La soundtracks, and violin, so I’d stay here.


Our Nominees

Stephanie from Teacher of YA

Krysti from YA and Wine

Mandy from Book Princess Reviews

Payton from Payton’s Book Thoughts

Kim from By Hook or By Book

Megan from ::bookslayerReads::

The Orang-utan Librarian

Olga from Olga’s Oddish Obsession


Our Questions

1. What is your favorite album or soundtrack you like to listen to and why?

2. Which book have you been wanting to get signed for such a long time?

3. Would you rather read only physical books but get a paper cut every 15 minutes or e-books but your device shuts down for 1 minute every 5 minutes?


If you were nominated, you are not required to do the tag! If you do, please tag us! I’d love to see your answers!


+ J.M.J.

Happy Reading!

~ Kester






Ringing in the New Year Tag

Hi guys! Happy Sunday! Because I’m so busy with all sorts of school-related things, I wasn’t able to get our post for the Liebster Award (we’ve had four nominations so I need some more time to answer the ones for me). This is, however, our first ever non-award related tag, and we were tagged by Jannin from The Booknerd Dragon. Go check out her blog if you have the chance! She’s amazing! Now here’s my answers to the tag!

Best book/series you’ve read in 2016?

It’s a tie between The 13th Continuum by Jennifer Brody and Between Shades of Gray by Ruta Sepetys.

I devoured The 13th Continuum in three days! It was full of so much action, adventure, and suspense that I couldn’t put it down! It was so amazing!

Between Shades of Gray was the prettiest book I read last year. Ruta Sepetys’s writing style and prose is so beautiful and elegant, and I was amazed by the book. It was so awesome that the two are my favorites in 2016.

Ironically, these books just got beat by books from the same authors! I found The United Continuums by Jennifer Brody and Salt to the Sea by Ruta Sepetys now my favorite books of all time! Funny, huh?

Authors that you’ve recently found and would to read more of in the New Year.

Jennifer Brody, Brittany Goodwin, M. Tara Crowl, Jennifer M. Eaton, Shaila Patel, Elle Cosimano,  Nadine Brandes, Jennifer Bardsley, and K. M. Robinson

Most anticipated book turned TV/Movie show.

Before I Fall- based off of Before I Fall by Lauren Oliver. The trailer makes the movie look so good! And now I want to both read the book and watch the movie!

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Sunshine Blogger Award

sunshineHi guys! We got nominated a few weeks ago for the Sunshine Blogger Award, our second award, by two bloggers, Mandy from Book Princess Reviews and Jannin from The Booknerd Dragon! Thank you so much, Mandy and Jannin, for your nominations, and if you have the chance, go check her blog out! Cayli and I were so excited to answer these questions, and we hope that you’ll enjoy them!


1. Thank the person who nominated you in a blog post and link back to their blog.

2. Answer the 11 questions sent by the person who nominated you.

3. Nominate 11 new blogs to receive the award and write then 11 new questions.

4. List the rules and display the Sunshine Blogger Award logo in your post and/or on your blog.


Mandy’s Questions (Answered by Kester)

1.  Favorite Disney character – look at me, I’m not even limiting it to a Princess! Can we call this progress?

I would say Joy from Inside Out or Olaf from Frozen. They’re always so positive, and I would be them if I were a character in their movies.

2. What can always make you laugh?

Pretty much anything funny can make me laugh. Sometimes I’ll just burst out laughing in class and I’ll be the only one laughing.

3. What is your favorite quote?

I live by many quotes, but for now, this is the one that sticks out a lot in my mind:

“Isn’t it funny how day by day nothing changes but when you look back everything is different…” – C. S. Lewis

I always think that I’m not improving as a person each and every day, but this quote reminds me that we might not see our changes each day, but in the future, we’ll see the big changes. I want to be a better person, one who’s more selfless and charitable to others in my family, in school, in my church, and everywhere I go. Sometimes it does not seem that I’m improving, but I know that I’m becoming better little by little. Like they say, “Rome wasn’t built in a day.” We might not see our improvements now, but we will definitely see them later.

4. If you could have any animal in the world (or beyond) as a pet and you knew for sure that it wouldn’t eat you, what would it be?

I would have want to have one of those cute little puppies with big eyes, fluffy fur, and a little tongue that tickles you when he licks you. They’re super cute! I can’t resist cuteness!

It’s either that or a pig named Hamlet that I’ll dress up in a Shakespearean outfit. I’ll also place him next to a skull when taking pictures of him.

5. What book do you wish that everyone could read?

Between Shades of Gray by Ruta Sepetys. People need to see the untold stories of World War II, and Ruta Sepetys does an amazing job of that. My eyes were truly opened by her book, and I think reading this book will certainly change the way people see about the world. 

6. Coffee, tea…neither?

I am a coffee drinker, except when I have a choral audition the next day or the day of. Then I’ll drink tea. But if I could drink at Starbucks I would jump at the chance.

7. What authors are insta-buys for you?

Ruta Sepetys. I really don’t have an “insta-author” since I don’t buy books frequently, but it’s usually just books that I really want to read.

8. How do you feel about classic books?

I like classics, but the language is what makes me not want to read them. It’s so hard to read the olden, flowery language of before, and it makes it harder to understand the text and easier for me to get confused or bored. Some of my favorite books are classics, but if I have to read it for school, it kind of feels forced upon. I’m reading Animal Farm by George Orwell right now for English, and although I love it, it feels like a chore at times because I have to read two or three chapters every few days, which makes it more like work and not pleasure.

9. What song is stuck in your head right this very minute?

“A Lovely Night” from La La Land. It is such an amazing song, and I love the ending with the strings! The entire La La Land soundtrack is “lovely!” I got to go buy it on my phone soon!

10. And last but not least, what do you think your favorite book of 2017 will be?

The United Continuums by Jennifer Brody. Nothing will top that book. It was so amazing!

Jannin’s Questions (Answered by Cayli)

1. What is your favorite color? Why? 😀

I honestly don’t have a consistent favorite color. It’s whatever matches at the time. My room is blue… blue curtains. Blue walls. White dressers and nightstands…. my doors are brown. I guess I have to say blue, brown, and white are my favorite three colors when put together. They create this elegant look that I adore. Very calm and clean. A color isn’t as grand until you set it next to another.

2. Would you rather be smart or beautiful?

Hmmmmmmmmmmmm I would would rather be smart. Being smart gets me into college. Getting into college gets me a good job. A good job gets me money. Money gets me a good haircut and a manicure. So in the end, being smart lets me beautify myself.

3. What is the most boring book you ever read? 

When it comes to fiction, I’ve never really read a boring book. I want to say nonfiction in general, but I have read good nonfiction books in my time. If I had to say one fiction book… I have to say Deep Blue by Jennifer Donnelly. ImsorryIdidntfullonhateitIpromise. I just didn’t like it in terms of what it could have been. Oh jeez, I honestly cannot tell you what I didn’t like specfically other than there was way too much dialogue (last time I read it was like two years ago) I would go further into it but I’ll just leave here for later. 

4. Name one famous author with bestselling books that is not just your cup of jam. 

Urrrrgggh I don’t know… lol I loved Divergent. I loved the Hunger Games (but not as much as I could love it but that’s another story). I love anything from Cassandra Clare. I love The 5th Wave. I guess I have to say The Giver… I read the first book, and it was awesome, don’t get me wrong, but I don’t know… I wasn’t quite into it all that much. I have the other three books on my shelf, and I feel bad because I still haven’t gotten to read them (out of choice). I know one day I have to, but I don’t see it coming up soon.

5. If you could change nationality/race, what would it be? Why? 

BRITAIN. I want a British accent. I want to go to England, and I want one of their cool accent. I watch British people on YouTube and they say “Zeb-ra” instead of “Zee-bra” and I find it so oddly amusing. WHY CAN’T I LIVE IN BRITIAN? 😥 

6. What language do you want to learn fluently? Choose only one. 

French. I don’t take the class yet, but I will. Beautiful language. People tell me I should take Spanish because I would encounter more of that language than I will French. I told my mom, “One day there will be that one person who speaks French and will need my help to translate. Then you’ll all be sorry!” I play around too much…

7. You are given a chance to become a book jumper (nope, I haven’t read that book yet),what’s the first book you’ll jump into?

I really should say Chronicles of Narnia. I really, really should, and I want to. So bad. But I also want to jump into the world of Percy Jackson. Where I could train at Camp Half-Blood and make the gods mad and almost die over and over again because I made wandered into some monster’s lair… get cursed… visit the Underworld…haha… what fun… okay, which warbrobe should I step through…

8. Give one to/or three frustrating things about being a reader/booknerd? 

Number one, movie adaptations. When the producers decide they can just do whatever they want to a book that I LOVE. How dare they? I understand a few twists and turns to fit tue audience. Like the Miss Peregrine’s movie? Loved it. The played around with th ending, yeah, but overall, it was a wonderful film. But then you got movies like Percy Jackson and Chronicles of Narnia and The Mortal Instruments and The 5th Wave…. why? Why must they tick me off this badly? Annabeth was a brunette in the first movie and then decided to cover up their little mistake by dying her hair for the second movie… only made it all even worse. #salty

Number two… when you need to rant to someone because someone just died or the characters are being idiots…. and no one understands, therefore no one cares. Here I am in my bed, crying my eyes out, talking to Kelsey about how so and so are being adorable and how they will most likely die in the end…. and she has no words. She sits there and nods her head. “There, there…” 

Number Three? When the characters do something embarrassing, and you just want to hide yourself. I wasn’t the one who got drunk and confessed my love to someone across the street. I wasn’t the one who decided going against orders and got yelled at in front of everyone. *I* wasn’t the one who said made herself look like a fool during arguement in front of everyone. I did none of these things, yet I can’t help but cringe. Their emotions hit me. I cannot pick up the book until I am ready to face the horror that is this the aftermath of this embarrassment. These characters will be the death of me. 

9. Do you play sport? What sport? 

I’m not really a sports person. Im not competitive. But I love Volleyball. I play it now with a small group of girls. Maybe one day I’ll play for the high school? Who knows…. Time will tell. 

10. Would you rather be the author? Or the character?  

Well, since a lot of authors love killing off their characters (looking at you, Roth), I think I’ll play it safe and be the author. I’ll do the killing. Don’t worry, though, I am not as heartless as some authors (Cassandra…)

11. Favorite movie of all time. 

Miss Peregrine’s, probably. I don’t rewatch movies unless there is some time in between them, but I love this film nonetheless. I watched it again a month after the first time with a friend of mine. Still laughed and cried at all the memories and the “Your lives were so easy back then…. sniff sniff… you sillies think your burned down house is the biggest problem…”


Our Nominees

Stephanie from Teacher of YA

Joana from Bookneeders

Rakel from MiRakelBooks

Rendz from Reading with Rendz

Rafael Ray from The Royal Polar Bear Reads

Jamie from Book Pandamonium

Payton from Payton’s Book Thoughts

Kim from By Hook Or By Book

Mikaela from the well-thumbed reader

Sophie from Blame Chocolate

Klara from Ribbon Reviews


My Questions for My Nominees

1. What is one book that made you cry?

2. If you could travel one place in the entire world and all your expenses were paid, where would you go?

3. Where is your favorite place to read? Like in front of fireplace, outside on the grass, on your bed in a blanket… what?

4. Which TV show would you choose to binge watch?

5. Would you rather meet your favorite author but you cannot say a single word, or would you have a signed copy of your favorite book made personally to you but every 10th page is missing?

6. What is your top reading strategy to maximize how many books you will read in a year?

7. What is the talent or achievement that you are most proud of?

8. What is your favorite movie adaptation of a book, and why?

9. If you were going to recommend me one book, which one would it be, and why?

10. Which fictional character would you go out on a date with, and do you think it would work out?

11. What kind of book swag (e.g. buttons, bookmarks, postcards, bookplates, wristbands, etc.) is your favorite?


I hope you guys will do this tag! If you were already nominated or tagged, I am not making you do this, but you are free to do these questions if you’d like! Thanks for all of your support! We have another award coming up- the Liebster Award- and we’ll be nominating another batch of wonderful bloggers! Thank you, and we hope that you may continue share our blog with your friends! It’s fun to meet more book lovers!


Til next time! ~ Kester




Mystery Blogger Award

So LILbooKlovers just got its first ever award, nominated by both the wonderful Claudia from A Daily Cloud and Misty from TheLittleIssuez! Thank you guys so much for nominating the crew and me! This is actually our first ever award and tag, so I’m really, really excited about this! This is awesome! Go check out their blogs if you have the chance!The Mystery Blogger Award was first created by Okoto Enigma from Okoto Enigma’s Blog, and it’s such a wonderful idea! untitled


  1. Put the award logo/image on your blog
  2. List the rules.
  3. Thank whoever nominated you and provide a link to their blog.
  4. Mention the creator of the award and provide a link as well
  5. Tell your readers 3 things about yourself
  6. You have to nominate 10 – 20 people
  7. Notify your nominees by commenting on their blog
  8. Ask your nominees any 5 questions of your choice; with one weird or funny question (specify)
  9. Share a link to your best post(s)


Three Things About Myself

  1. I play the violin and piano, and I sing in choirs! I have played in collegiate and regional orchestras and sung in regional and state choirs.
  2. I am aspiring to become a computer engineer after college!
  3. My top three foods (in no random order) are cheesecake, onion rings, and chicken (any chicken).

Questions I Was Given from Claudia (1-5) and Misty (6-10)

1) What is one genre you barely read from, and why?

Horror. I get easily scared sometimes. When watching the newest Ghostbusters movie, I actually couldn’t watch because I knew a jump scare was coming. Yet I went through the Conjuring 2 without getting frightened… I can’t do scary stuff!

2) Who is your top fictional crush?

Tina Goldstein from Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them. She will be my fictional girlfriend if I could date her. She’s definitely the ideal girl for me!

3) What is one film adaptation you preferred to the book?

I really don’t know (because there’s rarely any film adaptations better than books), but I would re-watch the Hunger Games movie than re-read the book.

4) If you could only read one series over and over again for the rest of your life, which series would you pick?

Ooh, this is a toughie, but I would go with The Continuum Trilogy by Jennifer Brody. It’s so amazing it would be the first series I would pick up if I were doing re-reads.

5) Who is your favourite booktuber or book blogger (besides me of course ;))

Stephanie, from TeacherofYA! She’s one of the first blogger friends I have made, and she is one of the nicest people you’ll ever meet! I love her and her blog!

6) Dog or Cat?

Dogs, for sure!

7) What was the most overplayed song of 2016?

Sorry, by Justin Bieber. I just can’t stand that song.

8) If you could have any superpower in the world what would it be?

To read a book in a few seconds… Or at least faster!

9) What kind of books do you like? (Fantasy? Romance? Horror? … etc)

I am a Young Adult/ Historical Fiction/ Dystopian / Humor/ Indie junkie all the way!

10) If you were stranded on an island, which celebrity would you take with you to eat?

I would rather starve to death, honestly! I can’t imagine myself resorting to cannibalism.


I Nominate These People (I love these blogs!):

Susan from Susanlovesbooks

Rafael Ray from The Royal Polar Bear Reads

Krysti from YA and Wine

Stephanie from TeacherofYA

Rita from Bookish Rita

Emily from Bibliobibuli YA

Kayla from Books, Boxes, and Baubles

Rakel from MiRakelBooks

Zac from Of Bleeding Pens and Pages

Tiana from The Book Raven


Here are My Questions for my Nominees:

1) What is one reading habit that bugs you?

2) If you could be best friends with one fictional character, would who it be?

3) Who was the biggest author that you’ve met? Who was the biggest author that you gotten a signed book from?

4) What is your favorite TV show to binge watch?

5) What is the funniest thing that has happened to you?


Here are Some of My Best and Favorite Posts!

Interviews: Alan Gratz, Jennifer Brody, and Brittany Goodwin

Reviews: The 13th Continuum, If You’re Gone, Alibi Interrupted