Bible Verse or YA Book Quote? | Becca’s Bookish Guessing Game!

The Holy Bible and YA Literature are so remarkably different, you couldn’t possibly confuse the two, right? I mean, there’s just no way. Riiiiight???

Well. Play along, O yee of little faith, and we’ll see! They might not be as different as you think…

Let me break it down for ya:

  1. Quote is displayed magically
  2. You guess if the quote is from the Bible or a YA Book
  3. I give you answer
  4. You either die in murderous shock or giggle gleefully because MWAHA you are always right 

Sounds fun, right? It is. It’s fun. Let’s go.

“Let us eat and drink, for tomorrow we shall die.”

Bible or YA Book? Guess guess guess!


Answer: Bible! I started off easy for ya. You’re very welcome.

“When the world brings you down, lift your voice up!”

Bible or YA Book? Are you guessing? Keep guessing!


Answer: It’s the Bible again! Did I get you? I got you, didn’t I???!! 


“Live! Live the wonderful life that is in you! Let nothing be lost upon you. Be always searching for new sensations. Be afraid of nothing.”

Bible or YA Book? Just keep guessing, just keep guessing, just keep guessing, guessing, guessing.


Answer: The Picture of Dorian Gray by Oscar Wilde! That wasn’t too hard, was it?

“Be strong and courageous. Do not be terrified, do not be discouraged.”

Bible or YA Book? C’mon. This one’s easy.


Answer: Yep. It’s the Bible!

“Child, no one is ever ready for anything. I would never doom you to that. What sort of adventureless life would that be?”

Bible or YA Book? You’re almost to the end of our guessing game, you’ve got to be a pro now!


Answer: Enchanted by Alethea Kontis. You got that one, didn’t you? Of course you did, you’re so super smart!

“And now that you don’t have to be perfect, you can be good.”

Bible or YA Book? This is it! This is the finish line! 


Answer: East of Eden by John Steinback. Sure, I’ve made this a little tricky. But you’re just too clever for me, you’ve gotten them right every time, haven’t you? 😉

Voila! You did it! How’d ya do? Calculate those score and tell me in the comments how many you got right! Compare and see who’s destined to be a scholar 🙂

The Bookish Easter Basket OF MY DREAMS *hint hint* | Get Up Offa That Slump Extravaganza 

So basically I missed 90% of the blogging extravaganza because I got the flu. So. Sorry. 

Here’s today’s blurb:

Here’s the prompt: March 27 is Easter, and Easter, among other things, means a bunny delivers you a basket filled with goodies. What would be in your basket? And please, feel free to make our wallets weep because we will want All The Things and need them Immediately.

OR, you can Tell Us Your Ways: As we all know, blogging isn’t easy. Sometimes it’s hard to write a post, other times it’s hard to stay organized and keep up with everything that goes into blogging–it’s almost like you need a system to help keep the flow going. If you have any methods to help make blogging work and keep it the most enjoyable and actually do stuff, please share your ways and cheat sheet!

Prepare yourselves for the basket of my Easter-ly dreams. Feel free to make them a reality. *winky face* *hint hint* *please please*

  
The Library Art Print by Bookworm Botique

Okay, I’ll accept absolutely anything from Bookworm Botique BUT THIS DESIGN HAS MY HEART. Because a) Disney and b) my walls need something magical to spruce them up and c) DISNEY DISNEY DISNEY.
  
Enjorlas (Les Miserables) Throw Pillow by katwhisky

PILLOWS. LES MISERABLES. ENJORLAS. CYNICISM.

Honestly. What’s not to love? It’s even huggable! It’s huggable cynicism!

 
 Candy Hearts with BOOKISH PHRASES ON THEM

I won’t even eat these. I’d just stare at their majestic beauty and drool. And cry. 

HA. Just kidding. I’d totally eat them.

  Lady Midnight by Cassandra Clare and The Winner’s Kiss by Marie Rutkoski

I am broke.

So broke.

Ergo, these books are not in my possession. The person to change that shall be crowned owner of my soul. I will sell my soul for these books.

So.

What would be in your scrumptious Easter basket? Books? Puppies? Abnormally large chickpeas? Are you broke like me? Are you randomly rich and in the mood for philanthropy in which case PICK ME PICK ME PICK ME.

10 Weird Things Bookworms Google PART 2

Check out the first 10 Weird Things Bookworms Google here!

  

Okay, so Pottermore insists I’m a Hufflepuff. I refuse. I am a Raveclaw. I am a Raveclaw by choice.

Wait, but is there actually a rigged Pottermore…?

 
Feet fetishes? Pshh. None of that. But the old book scent/spray/candle/perfume? Yes, please!  

All of them. Together. This is the tough one, see. 

  
Always. 

(This does not qualify under “weird” but it certainly qualifies under things bookworms google.)  

Firstly, they must be free. Secondly, it must be the bookshop the whole bookshop nothing but the bookshop. With all the books. Everything. For our private collection, of course.

  

So many awful lines in that show, SO MANY. Honestly, all us bloggers should be writing that script. Imagine! It would be legendary!

  
CPR? Ritual revival? Perhaps we could just not read the book, but that’s hardly an option.

  
We can’t just leave our books unprotected, someone could steal them all at anytime!

  
Confession: I haven’t read The Lord of the Rings. But I am desperately running out of ideas.

  
Some things just never change.

Have you googled any of these things? (That was a redundant question. Don’t lie, don’t make it weird.)

ARCs and Books Recieved from Publishers | Book Blogging 101

A little while back, Silanur requested I make a list of all the ARCs and books I’ve recieved from publishers for my Book Blogging 101 series. So today, I’m here to fufill that request!

Just so you know, the stats I had when I recieved all the books that I requested were the following:

Monthly Views: 1,300 

Monthly Unique Visitors: 330

  
Title: The Glass Arrow

Author: Kristen Simmons

Publisher: Tor Teen

Requested? Yes

Review: Click Here!

  
Title: Rook

Author: Sharon Cameron

Publisher: Scholastic Press

Requested? Yes

Review: Click Here!

  

Title: End of Days

Author: Susan Ee

Publisher: Skyscape

Requested? YES I WANTED TO READ THIS BOOK SO BADLY IT WAS AMAZING

Review: Click Here!

  
Title: Hello, I Still Love You

Author: Katie M. Stout

Publisher: Thomas Dunne Books

Requested? Yes

Review: Click Here!

  
Title: Rome in Love

Author: Anita Hughes

Publisher: St. Martin’s Griffin

Requested? Sort of (They contacted me asking me if I would be interested, and I said yes)

Review: Click Here!

  
Title: The Glass Gauntlet

Author: Carter Roy

Publisher: Two Lions/ Amazon Children’s Publishing

Requested? No

Review: Not yet! I don’t know when I’ll get to this one. Despite the interesting premise, this is the second book in a series, and I don’t have the first on yet. But you all should definitely check it out!

  
Title: Dragon Heart

Author: Cecelia Holland

Publisher: Tor Books

Requested? No

Review: I just received this in the mail yesterday, so no review yet! The premise sounds really interesting and exciting, so I’ll definitely be getting to this soon.

That’s all! I hope this informed and helped you! Please comment any requests or questions!

Goodreads: Becca and Books

Email: Kumquot@comcast.net

Mailing Address: P.O. Box 86907

Montgomery Village, MD 20886

Bath and Body Works Book Tag!

Stop. Everybody stop what you’re doing and go check out ReinReads. Her blog is awesome and she was kind enough to tag me!

And also a thank you to Summer over at Xingsings, your photography skills are amazing, I hope you don’t mind me using your awesome banner above!

1. Pure Paradise: A book that was simply perfection

  

Perfection. Well, I don’t know if there’s any book that is PURE PERFECTION. I mean, perfection? But I’ll go with Fangirl by Rainbow Rowell. From being amazing relatable to hilarious and quirky, it’s one of those books that’s the closest to perfection you’ll ever find.

2. Sweet Pea: A romance/contemporary novel that you really enjoyed.

  

Though I could just use Fangirl again, I’m going to go for a little diversity. Since You’ve Been Gone by Morgan Matson. This book was also insanely relatable, and I loved watching Emily’s journey to independence and self-discovery. The romance was more on the sidelines, but I loved it that way.

3. Fresh Strawberries: A book you really enjoyed that came out this year.

  

The Wrath and the Dawn by Renèe Ahdieh lived up to the hype! You can check out my review here!

4. Warm Vanilla Sugar: A character and/or book that made you feel all warm and smiley

  

Okay, I cheated. I went straight from Anna and the French Kiss to Isla and the Happily Ever After. I know, I KNOW. But this was the only one available and I needed that Stephanie Perkins gooey warm happiness!

5. Paris Amour: A couple you majorly ship together

  

WILL AND TESSA FOREVER DON’T EVEN TRY TO DENY THIS.

JESSA SHIPPERS GO AWAY.

Just kidding I love you all, even if you have a small mind that actually believes Tessa could belong with someone other than Will.

6. Dancing Waters: A book that takes place on a beach/perfect beach read.

  

So In Honor by Jessi Kirby doesn’t take place on the beach, but it does take place in summer. I’m currently reading this and having a lot of fun, though it’s definitely more thought provoking than your average beach read.

7. I ❤ Cake Books: Favorite book/character

  

PERCY JACKSON, THANK YOU VERY MUCH.

I have an undying loyalty to Rick Riordan. Every book he publishes, I will love. It’s been decided. 

But Percy Jackson. Percy Jackson surpasses everything. Ever.

8. Winter Candy Apple: A book set around Christmas or during winter.

  
I’m going to go for the same answer, My True Love Gave to Me: Twelve Holiday Stories edited by Stephanie Perkins.
This book was really fun and whimsical, and I loved most of the stories.

9. Beautiful Day: A book with an unusual/ interesting/ appealing setting

  

Wanderlove by Kristen Hubbard is one of the few books in YA with traveling involved. It’s set in South America, which sounds so exciting and appealing to me, I can’t wait to read it!

10. Dazzling Diamonds: Gorgeous cover(s).

  

THAT BEAUTIFUL, BEAUTIFUL DRESS. *grabby hands*

And now, I shall tag:

Drizzleandhurricanebooks
Partners in Books
Josie the Bookworm
AloofBooks
And anyone else who spends their free time either reading or compulsively smelling all the Bath and Body Works candles! (And smelling books, let’s be honest.)

Goodreads: Becca and Books

Email: Kumquot@Comcast.net

Mailing Address:  P.O. Box 86907

Montgomery Village, MD 20886-6907 



The Bookish Baby Name Guide

Ever since I was six, I’ve been planning what I’ll name my kids. And ever since I’ve been a bibliophile, I’ve taken my favorite bookish characters into considerstion. 

So if you’re anything like me, you love to gush over the best bookish names. Well, you’ve come to the right place!

My inspiration for the post comes from the amazing Infinity Reads and a Top Ten Tuesday topic from a while back.

So here they are, my favorite bookish names!
  
Nyx from Cruel Beauty by Rosamund Hodge

Nyx just reminds of a sort of fae name, sharp and quick and silver-tongued. It’s beautiful, but not classically, just in its own cunning way.

  
Raphael from the End of Days Trilogy by Susan Ee

I have actually been obsessed with this name since I was nine. Long before this trilogy even existed, I loved how royal and dignified this name sounded. It’s, if I may, angelic. No pun intended. Well, maybe a little.

  
Juliette from the Shatter Me trilogy by Tahereh Mafi

Fun fact: If I hadn’t been named Rebecca, I would’ve been named Juliette. But even before I knew this, I loved the way Juliette sounded, like the name of a princess. Hopefully my daughter will manage not to have the power to kill someone by touching them, though if she snags herself a Warner, I would be very proud.

  
Arin from The Winner’s Trilogy by Marie Rutkoski 

I LOVE this name, no matter how it’s spelled, though this version is probably my favorite. I don’t know what it is about it, but seems like the name of a loyal, dignified person.

   
Feyre from A Court of Thorns and Roses by Sarah J. Maas.

So, so beautiful. This name reminds me of fire and sparks and—weirdly—meadows. Though rebellion is not usually a good trait in a daughter, it can sometimes be for the better, depending on what it is directed at. (For example: Rebelling against unfairness towards blacks during the Civil Rights movement, good. Rebelling parents and doing drugs, bad.)

  
Giselle from Tiny Pretty Things by Sona Charaiporta and Dhonielle Clayton

The second I hear the name Giselle, I think of swans and elegance and classiness. And, of course, as a ballet dancer, the actual ballet comes to mind. Whether a future daughter of mine turns out to be a ballerina, this name is magical.

  
Draco from the Harry Potter series by J. K. Rowling

He’s just misunderstood, okay! I know I’m probably in the minority here, but whether you like the character or not, you have to admit that the name is pretty awesome.

  
Leo from the Heroes of Olympus series by Rick Riordan

First of all, Leo is an awesome name. Second of all, if my future son turns out to be half as awesome as Leo Valdez, I will be the luckiest person in the world.

What are your favorite bookish names? What are your favorites from this list? I’d love to know!

Goodreads: Becca and Books

Email: Kumquot@Comcast.net

 Mailing Address: P.O. Box 86907

Montgomery Village, MD 20886-6907 


6 Books with Epic Plot Twists

I absolutely LOVE those books that just blow your mind and leave you stuttering in disbelief. These 6 books have the most EPIC plot twists from all the books I’ve read. Don’t worry, I won’t spoil a thing!



Red Queen by Victoria Aveyard

I finished this book yesterday, I’m still in a state of shock. HOW DID I NOT SEE IT? Because Victoria Aveyard is a genius and made sure you didn’t, that’s why.





Shadow and Bone by Leigh Bardugo

This plot twist actually made me a little depressed, but I didn’t really dwell on that since my mind was too busy thinking: HOLY CRAP. WHAT. JUST. HAPPENED.



The False Prince by Jennifer A. Nielsen

This is actually a Middle Grade series, but like the Percy Jackson books, readers of all ages can enjoy it. AND THAT PLOT TWIST. It puts many YA plot twists to shame! I think I probably should have seen it coming, but it took me completely by surprise.



Allegiant by Veronica Roth

If you still haven’t read this, and still haven’t gotten spoiled, I applaud you. Talent. You’ve got talent.



City of Bones by Cassandra Clare

THIS PLOT TWIST MADE ME QUESTION EVERYTHING, MY WHOLE LIFE. MY FISH. EVERYTHING.



Daughter of Smoke and Bone by Laini Taylor

I promise you, you will NEVER see this plot twist coming.

There ya go! PLEASE let me know if you’ve read any other books with plot twists in the comments, because I will read them and then fangirl with you.

Frozen Book Tag!

Thank you so much Jet Weasley for tagging me!


Frozen Heart

Beautiful! Powerful! Dangerous! Cold! What character do you think of when you hear this description?

Those adjectives definitely make me think of Queen Levana from the Lunar Chronicles. She’s really quite the beautiful villain!

Do You Want To Build a Snowman? 

A character you want to build a snowman with.

I think Leo Valdez from the Heroes of Olympus series would have some pretty epic snowman building/investing skills.

For the First Time in Forever

You haven’t been able to read anything in a long time and your TBR pile has been growing larger and larger. What book (of your TBR pile, so no rereads) would you pick?

Definetly Anna and the French Kiss by Stephanie Perkins. Though I don’t actually own it yet, I’ve been very much in the mood for a cutesy romance lately.

Love Is an Open Door

With what book or which character (or both!) would love be an open door with it? Or for what book/which character would you close the door to?

Character: UGH it’s so hard. It’s going to either be Will Herondale, Percy Jackson, or Captain Thorne from the Lunar Chronicles.

Book: All of the books by Rick Riordan. I LOVE THEM!!!!!

I would close the door on…

Character: Mal from the Grisha trilogy. He’s just so insanely annying. 

Book: The Raven Boys…Sorry…

Let it Go

A book or book series you used to love but you let it go.

I loved Matched by Ally Condie, but the trilogy just went downhill after that.

Reindeers Books Are Better Than People

Books are better than people. We all know that.

Let’s say you’re tired of people today. What book would you rather spend the day with?

Every book. Ever.

In Summer

A book perfect for summer!

Definitely Since You’ve Been Gone by Morgan Matson. The ultimate summer read!

Fixer Upper

A book that’s a bit of a fixer-upper and should be fixed with a little bit of love ?

As much as I love John Green, Paper Towns was not my favorite. 

I tag anyone reading this!