Wednesday, December 4, 2013

Book And Writing Insanity Linkup

I'm doing a link-up!!!:) 
Cait and Mime over at The Notebook Sisters is hosting a link-up/giveaway!

Here are the rules:
1. Grab the Book and Writing Insanity button above! (Or link to our blog,, somewhere in your post.)
2. Pick a set of questions. We have TWO sets. One for writers. One for readers. (Psst! You can do both if you so wish it.)
3. Copy the 20 questions below. You can use all of them or just pick out a few!
4. Add your link to our marvellous linky widget below. It'll be open all of December.
5. Visit AT LEAST the blog linked up in front of you. (The point of linkups is to meet new bloggy friends and squeak over books/writing together. Plus who doesn't like comments? Share the love!)
6. WE LOVE BOOKS!!! (Okay, that isn't really helpful, but who cares?)
You will have to go to their blog to get the button. And to add your link to the "marvelous linky widget".
There are two sets of questions, one for bookworms, and one for writers. I'm going to split them up into two posts! This one will be the bookworms questions.
1. What was your overall favourite book this year? (Yes. Pick one.)
Pick one? You guys are always so mean with your tag/link-up questions! Just kidding. Ok, now, I would have to say Scarlet by Marissa Meyer. Gosh, I feel like I've betrayed all of the other books I loved!
2. Favourite debut(s)? (Author must have been first published in 2013.)I honestly don't think I've read any books by any authors that were published for the first time this year. I need to change that!
3. Which books did you reread this year?The first and second Series of Unfortunate Events books and The Lion, the Witch, and the Wardrobe. Both were just as good as the first time I read them!
4. Favourite cover(s) this year!Scarlet by Marissa Meyer, United We Spy by Ally Carter, and Unremembered by Jessica Brody.
5. Worst cover(s)?I haven't seen any bad covers this year!:)
6. What self-published books did you read this year?I don't know. I'm not sure that I've even read any.
7. Which book(s) gave you a massive hangover?Cinder and Scarlet by Marissa Meyer! I read them both in the same week and for a whole month after I couldn't even pick up another book! The Dreamhouse Kings Series did the same thing!
8. Best standalone you read?Unremembered by Jessica Brody!
9. Biggest book(s) you've read this year?I'm currently tackling Divergent by Veronica Roth. That's the biggest so far. I'm not one who tends to read very big books.
10. Book(s) you followed the hype for and then loved!The Heist Society!
11. Most disappointing book(s) you read this year?Dark Eden by Patrick Carmen. I've read several books by this author that I loved! I expected the same for this book. It was significantly below my expectations.
12. Favourite leading-female character?Scarlet (Scarlet by Marissa Meyer), Cammie (United We Spy by Ally Carter), and Kat (Heist Society by Ally Carter).
13. Favourite leading-male character?Kai (Cinder and Scarlet) even though he made dumb decisions, Hale (Heist Society) even though I don't know his real name, and Xander (Dreamhouse Kings Series.
14. Best romance(s)?Scarlet and Wolf! And Cammie and Zach! And Rachel and Solomon (United We Spy)!
15. What book(s) hit the DNF list? (Did not finish.)Merlin: The Lost Years and Maze Runner. Not because I didn't like them. It was because other books demanded my attention.
16. What book(s) did you read out of your comfort-zone?20,000 Leagues Under The Sea by Jules Verne. It was for school and I never even finished it! Add it to the above question in your head.
17. Which author did you read the most from?Robert Liparulo (I still don't know how to pronounce his name)! I read his whole Dreamhouse Kings Series in a week! Here's a cool little story: He has am e-mail me thingy on his website! Me and my friend emailed him about who should play in the movie adaptation (if there ever was one) and to tell him how much we loved the books! HE E-MAILED US BACK!!!!!! We basically screamed in excitement! He told us he loved our cast ideas and that a movie was in the works! It has only been optioned, though. We plan on printing a copy for ourselves and framing them for our rooms! We Were totally fangirling over that one!!
18. Top 5 books you'd recommend from all the books you've read this year?Cinder and Scarlet by Marissa Meyer
The Dreamhouse Kinds Series by Robert Liparulo (yes, I'm counting that as one book)
The Gallagher Girls books by Ally Carter
The Trackers books by Patrick Carmen
Unremembered by Jessica Brody
19. How many books did you read this year all up?
Maybe 50? I'm not really sure. I don't really count.
20. What's a book you're hugely excited for coming out in 2014?!
Cress by Marissa Meyer!!!!! I preordered it Monday!!!!


  1. Wow. I really need to start previewing these things before I post them!

  2. This looks like a fun link up! I loved reading your answers. I'm still trying to find Cinder and Scarlet but my library is evil. I've heard so much good about them.

    1. They are amazing!!! I personally love fairy tale rewrites and they are the best ones I've ever read!

  3. Yay for Cinder and Scarlet! They were SUCH good books this year. (I read them back-to-back too. Best. ever.) And that is SO cool about you emailing that author! EEEEK. Gosh, authors are just so amazing. I can't help fangirling (though I usually go silently XD) all the time. Glad you like Heist Society, too. ;) It was epic, eh? I reeeally want to know what Hale's name is.
    Thanks for linking up with us!

    1. Ally Carter said that in Perfect Scoundrels you find out what his family calls him! EEK!!
      I'll try to do the writer's one tomorrow before the storm hits!

  4. I guess I better get my act together and read Scarlet!

    1. It is definitely worth the time! I read it in about two days! It was action-filled all the way through!

  5. I love Jules Verne, but he's definitely a tough read. Thanks for the recommendations!

    1. He is! But, I will finish it! I was reading it on my kindle, but I found the hardback copy at a thrift store. I only paid 50 cents for it!!! I'm definitely going to finish it!

  6. Love me some thrift store book finds. I've discovered some jewels on those dusty shelves. :)

    1. They are the best! I found And Then There Were None by Agatha Christie for 25 cents at the same shop! I bought a hardback and a paperback for 75 cents! At Barnes and Noble it would cost more than $15 for both of them!

  7. Ohh, I'm going to see if the library has Unremembered. (I just read 52 Reasons to Hate My Father by Jessica Brody. It was hilarious.) I love Cinder and Scarlett. And I'm dying for Cress. Simply dying. Who bets Thorne gets together with Cress? It's totally a Flynn and Rapunzel thing. :)

    1. I really want to read 52 Reasons to Hate My Father! But, it will have to wait a while since I just ordered four books that I need to read! The book trailer for it was hilarious, though!
      Me too! I agree! The least that will happen between the two is that Thorne will flirt with her. But, I suspect that they will get together, too! Seeing as Scarlet is with Wolf and Cinder is just totally untouchable. Rapunzel (the fairy tale version, not the depressing Gimm Brother's version) was my favorite fairy tale as a kid, so I'm even more excited for Cress!