Fun Fact Friday!

Hey it’s Friday, which means it is time for another installment of Fun Fact Friday!  Today’s fun fact is…

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Ok I had to double check this to see if it was real and it is!  Here is a picture of it…

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Obviously this isn’t a plant you will find in the wild, it is a hand-grafted plant available in the UK.  This is a bit odd to me but I guess if you have limited space but want to grow both tomatoes and potatoes it would be handy.  Hope you enjoyed this weeks fun fact!

Top Ten Tuesday!

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Yup, yup it’s Wednesday, so not only am I a day late (not my fault, I was sick yesterday!) but i’m also going rouge with my list again!  Let me start off by saying Happy 5th anniversary to the team that runs the Top Ten List over at The Broke and the Bookish!  In celebration they did a Top Ten List of their favorite Top Ten topics from the last 5 years.  Congrats guys!  Unfortunately I’ve only been participating in Top Ten Tuesdays for about 6 months so I don’t really feel like this topic is the best for me.  So like I said i’m going rouge and I’ve decided to a  List All About Titles!  I’ve got the good, the bad, and the confusing.  So click below to read my list and make sure to leave me a comment with what you think makes a title so good or horribly bad!

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Top Ten Tuesday!

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Yay it’s Tuesday!!! Time for another Top Ten Tuesday list!  The people over at The Broke and The Bookish have done on awesome list of Books on their Summer To Be Read List, so make sure you check it out when you get done here.  As for me I had to stop making To Be Read Lists a while back.  It got to the point where I was constantly writing more and more books down but never had time to really go back and read any off the list.  I had lists everywhere!  On my phone, at my desk, on my nightstand.  I even have a Goodreads account where I have books listed but to be honest I don’t ever go back and look at it when choosing a new book to read.  There is always something new at the library (or sometimes old, just new to me) that catches my eye first.  So one day I just had to admit to myself that I will never read all the books that I want to read.  It sucks but it’s the truth, there are just too many books in the world.  Occasionally I’ll write down the name of a book that’s being recommended to me by someone but for the most part I’ve learned that if I want to read it bad enough i’ll remember it.  With all that being said I decided today for my rouge list i’m going to do Top Five Favorite Fictional Couples!  Click below to check out my list and let me know in the comments if you agree or disagree.  (WARNING!  There will be spoilers in this post.  Yes you probably already knew that but it’s always nice to warn people just in case.)

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Book Spotlight!

Today I will be doing a book spotlight on the book Red Queen by Victoria Aveyard

red queen book coverIn Mare’s world how well you live is all dependent on what color blood you have.  Those with Silver blood live well, they all have magical powers and use them to keep all the food, money, and power to themselves.  Then there are those with Red blood, they are the servants of the world.  Doomed to a life of either tough manual labor or becoming a solider on the front line, which usually ends in death.  Mare’s life has been predetermined by the fact that she has red blood and there is nothing she can do about it.  Until the day when she is serving some Silvers, including the King and Queen, and accidentally discovers that she somehow has magical abilities too, despite her Red blood.  Knowing that this discovery could unravel the whole system the King and Queen force Mare to pretend to be a lost daughter of a Silver General and take on a new identity.  They plan to use her to their advantage but they aren’t the only ones.  When the Red Guard, a group of Red revolutionist who want to see a world where Reds are in charge, discovers there is a Red in the palace they think Mare should be on there side.  Mare’s whole life has changed and she doesn’t know who to trust.  This is a great book for anyone who likes the dystopian or fantasy genres, strong female characters, or books about social dynamics/revolutions.    First in a series.  To request this book or any others in our collection click here.

P.S.– No spoilers but to me this is the rare YA book lately that has a complicated “love” interest story in it that actually makes sense to me, it dosesn’t seem forced.  Plus it doesn’t over power the rest of the story.  I’m impressed!

Top Ten Tuesday!

toptentuesdayIt’s tuesday and i’m going rogue!  Greetings everyone.  Today over at the Broke and the Bookish the theme is Top Ten Most Anticipated Releases for the Rest of the Year.  They had some great choices but I’ve decided to go rogue once again with my topic today.  So without further ado, I present to you my Top 5 Most Dislikable Characters!  Click below to see the list and enjoy!

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