High Five! (2015 Book Blogger Love-a-Thon)

Sunday, February 22, 2015

For the final Love-a-Thon mini-challenge, I'll be talking about my current "high" fives, or things that are making me happy. Please share yours with me too!

BOOKThe Start of Me and You by Emery Lord
I haven't read this yet, but I am really excited for it. After reading Open Road Summer, I'd read anything Emery Lord writes. I am lucky enough to have a galley before the release date, so I'll be getting to it soon.

GENRE • Contemporary Romance
If I need something to lift my spirits, I always go for the swoons. It's something quick and fun to read, and the likelihood of a happy ending is almost always guaranteed.

AUTHOR • Maggie Stiefvater
Because fantasy is a new realm for me (pun intended), taking my time with The Scorpio Races has been the best thing I've done in my reading life. To be quite honest, I don't really care for reading about horses but Stiefvater's writing is beautiful and I can't help but fall in love with the way she writes. I'm only 100 pages in, but I think this book would be great for contemporary readers who are interested in something a little different.

BLOGGER • Cassie from Happy Book Lovers
After discovering her blog during yesterday's Love-a-Thon Twitter chat, I've been having a grand ol' time going through all her posts. I can't believe she started blogging in March 2009 and I JUST found out about her. Where the heck have I been?

I know a ton of people will probably be mentioning Craft'ed, but I cannot ignore their cute bookmarks. I normally just grab a pen or scrap paper to save my page, but I've been using my Ariel since I've received it. I've also ordered the Monsters University ones, which should be coming in the mail any day now :)

I hope you've enjoyed the multitude of posts these past two days. I've met a lot of new people and discovered tons of new blogs, so I'll be visiting around during this upcoming week. Looking forward to the next bookish event!


  1. Ohhh Maggie Stiefvater! I read The Raven Boys and I really enjoyed it. I actually got to meet her last year when she came to Canada. I got my copies of TRB series signed along with two copies for my best friend :). She was really nice and entertaining! I've yet to read The Scorpio Races too, I've heard good things about it. I only discovered Craft'd from your blog and I'm in love. I especially love the Totoro Bookmark. I feel like getting it now because my brother bought me a Totoro Music Doll for my birthday this year lol. Your blog is beautiful btw :).


    I really need to read some Stiefvater soon! I have The Scorpio Races, hope I can find the time to read it at some point!

    I haven't read anything by Emery Lord either but I know I must!! Everyone loves Open Road Summer.

  3. Love the Benedict gif to start it off! I also love Crafted Van, and I am going to pick up some of their bookmarks soon!

    -Monica @ Tomes Project

  4. Man...Craft'ed has got to be LOVING all these blogger mentions today! I've seen SOOOO many high fives for them. Totally deserved of course...I included them on mine as well! ;-)

    Siigghhh...The Start of Me and You! So happy to see you mention this one. I absolutely adored this book and will be re-reading it soon. Cannot wait.

    Your blog is so lovely and I'm thrilled I discovered you thanks to LoveaThon weekend. I'll definitely be seeing you around! {hugs}

  5. Craft'ed has been getting so much love in these posts, and I love it! They totally deserve it all because their bookmarks are cute and the quality is perfect. And I love that you're reading The Scorpio Races - I'm fairly certain it's my favorite Maggie Stiefvater book. Plus, you're in for a total treat with The Start of Me and You - it was brilliant! <3

  6. You started the post right with a Benedict Cumberbatch GIF!!
    Maggie Stiefvater is amazing and I'm simply dying waiting for The Raven King!
    I hadn't heard about Craft'd before so I'll go check it out right now!

  7. Ooh that Ariel mermaid is adorable!! I've not seen Craft'ed before - thank you for my new obsession! :D BTW just followed you on instagram! And perfect gif choice too - I wish I could high five Benedict... :P

  8. Thank you Savindi, you are so nice! I'm happy you got to meet Maggie Stiefvater, I'm sure she's an awesome human being :) Yes, buy all the bookmarks!

  9. But they're cute so you kinda have to buy them! I don't usually use bookmarks either, but now I have a ton so ... guess I'm gonna be a bookmark user now :p YES, you need to read Emery Lord ASAP!

  10. Benedict is one of my favorite people ever, so I had to do it! Oooooh, which ones are you going to buy? :p

  11. YES, they deserve all the mentions! Ooh yay, when I start The Start of Me and You, I'll know exactly who to fangirl to! Or cry? Depending on what happens in the book ... but expect a message or two from me ;) And thank you Sarah, that means so much to me!

  12. I have been hearing a lot of great things about The Start of Me and You, and I LOVED Open Road Summer so I'm excited. To be honest, I don't know why I haven't started it yet :p

  13. I haven't read The Raven Boys so I can't fangirl along with you, but I have seen people talking about that series all day long on my Twitter feed so I know it's worth reading!

  14. OMG HIGH FIVING BENEDICT WOULD BE A DREAM COME TRUE. Did you end up buying anything on Craft'ed? :)

  15. LOL one of these days! I'm jealous of the people who hang around at the Sherlock film tapings - I should try to go to one of those!

    No I didn't yet, but I'm planning to! :)