#OnMyShelfTag

Today, I thought I would do something different. Today I am taking a popular BookTube Tag, the On My Shelf Tag, and doing it on my blog. I thought it would be something fun and different, I will also not be tagging anybody to do this. Last week, I asked people to give me a number between 1 and 105. Today, I am sharing those results.

Here are the results:
88- The Secret Garden by Frances Hodgson Burnett: This book, while it does have its faults will always be one of my favorites, it’s a classic and one that I reread every once in a while.

82- Go Set A Watchman by Harper Lee: I haven’t read it yet.

33- Stealing Home by Becky Wallace: I find it a little ironic that the 33rd book on my shelf is a baseball book (if you know, you know), it’s also one of many baseball books on my shelf. I loved this book, it was a cute contemporary and it focused more on the business side of baseball rather than the game itself. It’s a great summer read.

22- Black Moon by Romina Russell: This is the third book in a series set in space, and it is a wild ride. 

52- Little House in the Big Woods by Laura Ingalls Wilder: I haven’t read it yet.

46- Rabbit by Patricia Williams: I haven’t read it yet.

9- Friday Night Lights: A Town, A Team, and A Dream by H.G. Bissinger: This book is a classic, and it’s a great story. It’s been a while since I’ve read it.

42- Hope Nation by Rose Brock: This an anthology of short stories from some of the most well-known YA authors that are heartbreaking yet hopeful. The stories are autobiographical.

78- Where the Sidewalk Ends by Shel Silverstein: The poems in this book are always so much fun to read, and some of them actually make you think.

13- A Darker Shade of Magic by V.E. Schwab: This is the first book in an adult fantasy trilogy. The magic system in this book is very unique in the sense that not everyone can do magic. There are also four different London’s in this book, which sounds confusing until you read the book.

102- Prince Caspian by C.S. Lewis: I adore this book, it’s one that I have reread a few times. It’s the fourth book in The Chronicles of Narnia series (yes, I read them in chronological C.S. Lewis order) in which the Pevensie children return to Narnia and find it much different than when they left it.

7- The Teammates: A Portrait of Friendship by David Halberstam: This book is a true story of friendship. It tells the story of Bobby Doerr, Ted Williams, Johnny Pesky, and Dom DiMaggio. It’s also about how Dom and Johnny take a road trip to visit Williams.

38- How To Love a Jamaican by Alexia Arthurs: This is a collection of engaging short stories about the experience of not only living in Jamaica but immigrating to America and the experience of being a Jamaican in America.

53- On The Banks of Plum Creek by Laura Ingalls Wilder- I haven’t read this yet.

66- A Wrinkle in Time by Madeleine L’Engle: I loved how different this book was and how one of the main themes is that everything isn’t always what it seems to be.

#eBookUnhaul

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Today’s post is going to be quite different.  Today’s post is going to be an eBook unhaul, yes you read that right eBook unhaul.  You might be asking yourself what is an eBook unhaul, well an eBook unhaul is when you go through your eReader for me it’s a Nook Tablet and you delete books that you’ve come to the realization that you’re never going to read, books that you’ve already read with no intention of ever rereading them and essentially freeing up wasted space.  The books have also been removed from my Goodreads account.  Books that I have read will be marked with an *asterisk. 

All the books were purchased with my own money, were acquired legally for free, or downloaded for free from Project Gutenberg.

Here are the books that I’ve unhauled from my Nook:
*The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn by Mark Twain
*The Adventures of Tom Sawyer by Mark Twain
Aesop’s Fables by Aesop
The Complete Hesiod Collection by Hesiod
The Complete Aeschylus Collection by Aeschylus
Euripides by Euripides
The Complete Plays of Sophocles by Sophocles
Children of the Dawn: Old Tales of Greece
Great Expectations by Charles Dickens
*Hesiod the Homeric Hymns by Hesiod
The History of Herodotus by Herodotus
The Jungle Book by Rudyard Kipling
The Prince and the Pauper by Mark Twain
Treasure Island by Robert Louis Stevenson
*The Unexpected Everything by Morgan Matson
*Tiger Lily by Jodi Lynn Anderson
Vengeance Road by Erin Bowman
*The Crown by Keira Cass
The Dark Days Club by Alison Goodman
*Mirror in the Sky by Aditi Khorana
*The Elven Tales by Fabi Ghittoni
*It Wasn’t Always Like This by Joy Preble
*Beauty and the Beast x2
The House by the River by Lena Manta
The Light of the Fireflies by Paul Pen

 

#BookishOops

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To help me get back to blogging regularly, I have decided to participate in BlogTober hosted by Hâf from the Library Looter and Anniek from Anniek’s Library.  Today’s prompt Three Books I Meant/Wanted to Read Last Year.

Three books that I meant/wanted to read last year:
Small Spaces by Katherine Arden
Challenger Deep by Neil Shusterman
A Thousand Perfect Notes by C.G. Drews

#FavoriteDisneyVillains

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To help me get back to blogging regularly, I have decided to participate in BlogTober hosted by Hâf from the Library Looter and Anniek from Anniek’s Library.  Today’s prompt is Top 5 Disney Villains.

The list is in no specific order, and yes it is a bookish list.

1.) The Red Queen from Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland by Lewis Carroll
2.) Captain Hook from Peter Pan by J.M. Barrie
3.) Mother Gothel from Tangled adapted from Rapunzel by The Brother’s Grimm who adapted it from the story by Friedrich Schulz
4.) The Witch from Into The Woods inspired by Little Red Riding Hood, Jack and the Beanstalk, Cinderella, and Rapunzel from Grimm’s Fairy Tales
5.) The White Witch from The Chronicles of Narnia: The Lion the Witch and the Wardrobe adapted from the book of the same title by C.S. Lewis

#BeachReads

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Now that summer is finally here, I thought it would be fun to share some books that I think would make great Beach Reads.  These are books that I own, and haven’t read yet.  Some of them are eBooks and some are traditional print. 

On my Nook, I can create different shelves and add books to them, exactly like you can do with Goodreads.  On my Nook, I created a shelf and titled it Beach Reads. 

On my Nook Shelf:
Starry Eyes by Jenn Bennett
They Both Die at the End by Adam Silvera
Again, but Better by Christine Riccio
With The Fire on High by Elizabeth Acevedo
Alex, Approximately by Jenn Bennett
A Thousand Perfect Notes by C.G. Drews

Traditional Print:
Second Chance Summer by Morgan Matson
Ana of California by Andi Teran
Rabbit: The Autobiography of Ms. Pat by Patricia Williams
The Color Project by Sierra Abrams
Pride by Ibi Zoboi

#Top100ChildrensBooks

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I created a post that listed Time Magazine’s Top 100 YA Books after seeing Misty from Misty’s Bookspace publish a post.  I noticed that Time Magazine also published a list of the Top 100 Children’s Books and I decided that I wanted to create a list for that article as well.

Read: 20
Heard of might read: 2
Never heard of won’t read: 55
Heard of won’t read: 9
Heard of definitely will read: 1
Can’t remember if I have read or not: 13

*I’ve read at least one book in the series*

Time Magazine Top 100 Children's Books

Here is the link to the PDF if the image is too small: Time Magazine Top 100 Children’s Books PLEASE DO NOT PRINT ANY OF THE MATERIALS THAT I CREATED.

#Top100YABooks

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I saw Misty from Misty’s Bookspace do this and it looked like something fun and different to do.  I formatted mine a lot different than she did.  The following is a list of the top 100 YA books according to Time Magazine.  I will also be doing this with Time Magazine’s Top 100 Children’s Books.

Read: 24
Heard of might read: 6
Never heard of won’t read: 41
Never heard of might read: 1
Heard of won’t read: 26
Heard of definitely will read: 2

Titles with asterisks have been adapted into movies
*I’ve seen the movie, knew that it was adapted from a book
*I’ve seen the movie, knew that it was adapted from a book
*I’ve seen the movie, but never knew it was adapted from a book

Time Magazine's Top 100 Books List

Below is the PDF link if the above image is too small.

Time Magazine’s Top 100 Books List

#FavoriteBookishApps

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I love apps, especially bookish apps.  Today, I thought I would do something different and share my favorite bookish apps.

Nook (Free and on all devices)- I love the Nook app, it allows me to be able to access my Nook books on devices other than my Nook, which is currently out for repair.

Overdrive and Hoopla (Free and on all devices)- These apps are awesome for borrowing eBooks from your library, and they can be downloaded on all of your devices.

Forest (Free, but can be upgraded to premium and all devices)- This isn’t really a bookish app, but I use it to help me focus when I’m reading books.  It’s really a productivity app but you can use for whatever you need when you need to stay focused.  You set how long you want to stay focused for to make a tree grow and earn coins.  There’s an option to whitelist certain apps so that you can use them while using Forest.  If you use an app that isn’t on your whitelist, your growing tree will die.  Every time you get 2500 coins you can use them to plant a real tree somewhere in the world;

Bookout (Free but can be upgraded to premium for 4.99 and iOS only)- I recently discovered this app and have really been loving it, it gives you estimates as to how long it will take you to finish a book based on your reading activity.

Goodreads (Free and on all devices)- This list can’t be complete without Goodreads.  I love having this app especially when I’m on the go, I have it on the majority of my devices!

Google Play Books- I don’t use this often but I do have it and enjoy it when I do use it.

What are some of your favorite bookish apps?