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Top Ten Tuesday | Book Characters I’d Love to be Besties With

Top Ten Tuesday was created by The Broke and the Bookish in June of 2010 and was moved to That Artsy Reader Girl in January of 2018!


Salutations Chapterlings! I’m so excited about this Top Ten Tuesday! I love talking about book characters; the ones I love, the ones who deserve a second chance, the villains, etc… You name it, I love talking about them! And I’m so excited to share some of the characters that I love with all of you. More specifically the ones I’d want to be friends with. These are all characters who have touched me and I love them to pieces. So without any further delay, let’s jump into it!


🌻 Sirius Black

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🌻 Nesta Archeron

🌻 Art by SnCinderArt


🌻 Daenerys Targaryen

🌻 Art by Nikulina-Helena


🌻 Amren

🌻 Art by Hestiea


🌻 Manon Blackbeak

🌻 Art by NanFe


🌻 Tsukimi Kurashita

🌻 Art by naftie


🌻 Ahsoka Tano

🌻 Art by Lotsmanov


🌻 Magnus Bane

🌻 Art by Mutsumipat


🌻 Lupin the III

🌻 Art by handesigner


🌻 Jude Duarte

🌻 Art by Wictorian-Art


Okay, Chapterlings! Those are all the characters I would love to have as besties! I know, I know, there’s probably some listed that are questionable based off their personalities or things they have done, but I adore them to pieces and I think most of these characters mesh really well with my own personality traits. But please feel free to tell me some of the characters you want to be besties with! I would love to hear about them and who knows, maybe we have someone in common! Until next time, may August be filled with lots of reading and as always, I love you! ❀️

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Top Ten Tuesday | Books that Changed My Life

Top Ten Tuesday was created by The Broke and the Bookish in June of 2010 and was moved to That Artsy Reader Girl in January of 2018!


Hello Chapterlings! This week’s Top Ten Tuesday is a bit different than the others. While the others are a bit bright and full of anticipation, this one is going to be a bit different. It’s going to be a bit sappy, a bit emotional, and there’s going to be a giant piece of me that gets poured into this post. Reading has always been an important part of my life, but there have been a few books that have made an impact with me. They changed my life, they altered my paths, and to all of that, I’m very thankful for these books to have come into my life when they did. Without these books, I definitely believe my life would have turned out far more different. So prepare some sappy, emotional bits, but I hope you enjoy this post nonetheless!

Please note, these books aren’t in any particular order.


🌻 Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban by J.K. Rowling

For coming into my life at the darkest time and pulling me out of that darkness.


🌻 The Extraordinary Journey of Vivienne Marshall by Shannon Kirk

For teaching me to grieve, but to also to remember all the good and let go.


🌻 To Make Monster Out of Girls by Amanda Lovelace

For coming into my life when I needed to be reminded to hold my head high and be proud of my scars, they are the results of my strength and all that I have overcome.


🌻 Crenshaw by Katherine Applegate

For being the voice and perspective of poverty and hunger through the eyes of a child. For being the book I needed as a child, but the book I longed for as an adult.


🌻 The Perks of Being a Wallflower by Stephen Chbosky

For being the most relatable book I have come across in my entire life. For being the book that shattered me into a million pieces, but for being the book that put me back together in a million ways. For being everything when I needed anything. For being the book I never knew I needed until I had it.


🌻 The Bane Chronicles by Cassandra Clare, Sarah Rees Brennan, Maureen Johnson, Cassandra Jean

For being the first book I read with a bisexual character. For being the book that made me proud in my sexuality. For being the book with my most favorite character who instilled the strongest confidence and pride in me.


🌻 Ahsoka by E. K. Johnston

For teaching me that it’s okay to vulnerable, but still fight for what you believe in, to fight for what’s right.


🌻 Memoirs of a Geisha by Arthur Golden

For reminding me that through hard work, you can achieve all your goals and dreams. For being the book to remind me that through all the pain and hardship, you can still find happiness.


🌻 The Tale of Despereaux by Kate DiCamillo

For being my friend, my companion, my source of adventure when I was too sick to be around anyone. For being the words of bravery to keep fighting and the anchor to keep me grounded. For being the first book that made me fall in love with reading.


🌻 Stalking Jack the Ripper by Kerri Maniscalco

For giving me the strength to keep chasing my goals and dreams despite all the obstacles. For reminding me the greatest love is found in the most unlikeliest places and in the most unlikeliest people. For giving me so much when I least expected it.


Okay, friends! I think that’s all the books that have impacted me, changed my life, and made ripples in my heart. Of course, there are probably plenty more and more to come, but these are the ones that I hold dear to my heart the most. Words can’t even begin to express what these books have done for me. But please let me know some of the books that have impacted you or have changed your life! I hope you all enjoyed this as much as I did writing it. And until next time; may your books be five stars, I love you! ❀️

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Top Ten Tuesday | Favorite Book Quotes

Top Ten Tuesday was created by The Broke and the Bookish in June of 2010 and was moved to That Artsy Reader Girl in January of 2018!


It may not be quite apparent, but I’m a huge searcher of quotes.Quotes have been something that have pushed me through the hard days, made me laugh on sunny days, and help me ponder beyond my own thoughts. Lyrical prose is probably my favorite and most important element of reading! And since there’s an actual topic to share my top ten quotes, I wanted all of you to see some of the quotes that have touched my soul in it’s deepest roots! And of course, I hope you enjoy this as much as I did sharing them! (P.S. – Yes, I’m a sentimental, sappy mess of a hopeless romantic and proud of it!)


🌻 Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban by J.K. Rowling

β€œYou think the dead we loved truly ever leave us? You think that we don’t recall them more clearly in times of great trouble?”


🌻 Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix by J.K. Rowling

“You care so much that you feel as though you will bleed to death with the pain of it.”

🌻 A Testament of Hope: The Essential Writings and Speeches by Martin Luther King, JR.

β€œDarkness cannot drive out darkness: only light can do that. Hate cannot drive out hate: only love can do that.”


🌻 The Darkest Part of the Forest by Holy Black

β€œWe love until we do not. For us, love doesn’t fade gradually. It snaps like a branch bent too far.” 


🌻 Black Hills by Nora Roberts

β€œDo you know how many ways love can hit you? So it makes you happy, or miserable? It makes you sick in the belly or hurt in the heart. It makes everything brighter and sharper, or it blurs all the edges. It makes you feel like a king or a fool. Every way love can hit you, it’s hit me when it comes to you” 


🌻 Memoirs of a Geisha by Arthur Golden

β€œI don’t know when we’ll see each other again or what the world will be like when we do. We may both have seen many horrible things. But I will think of you every time I need to be reminded that there is beauty and goodness in the world.”


🌻 The Perks of Being a Wallflower by Stephen Chbosky

β€œSo, I guess we are who we are for a lot of reasons. And maybe we’ll never know most of them. But even if we don’t have the power to choose where we come from, we can still choose where we go from there. We can still do things. And we can try to feel okay about them.”


🌻 The Life of Pi by Yann Martel

β€œLife is so beautiful that death has fallen in love with it, a jealous, possessive love that grabs at what it can. But life leaps over oblivion lightly, losing only a thing or two of no importance, and gloom is but the passing shadow of a cloud…”


🌻 A Court of Mist and Fury by Sarah J. Maas

β€œI am broken and healing, but every piece of my heart belong to you.”


🌻 Stalking Jack the Ripper by Kerri Maniscalco

β€œRoses have both petals and thorns, my dark flower. You needn’t believe something weak because it appears delicate. Show the world your bravery.”


Oh god, I’m getting emotional already! Let me stop before I fall too far down this rabbit hole! And if you’ve ever had to sift through some of your favorite quotes, to just choose only ten, it’s incredibly hard to narrow them down. But please, tell me some of your favorite quotes in the comments below! I hope you all enjoyed these quotes and maybe some of these touched you the way they touched me. Until next time, Chapterlings; I hope your month is filled with remarkable reads, I love you! ❀️

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Top Ten Tuesday | Books by My Favorite Authors I Still Need to Read

Top Ten Tuesday was created by The Broke and the Bookish in June of 2010 and was moved to That Artsy Reader Girl in January of 2018!


Hello dearest friends! I’m back with another Top Ten Tuesday! Since so many of you seem to love these, I’ve decided to make these a reoccurring thing on my blog! This time I’m talking about books by some of my favorite authors that I still need to read. Granted, I don’t have many favorite authors. It takes a lot to become a favorite of mine, but for the ones who do, I just want to consume all of their work! So without any further delay, let me show you a few books I’m dying to read by some of my favorite authors!


🌻 Throne of Glass by Sarah J. Maas

🌻 Moon Chosen by P.C. Cast

🌻 The Witch Doesn’t Burn in this One by Amanda Lovelace

🌻 Under Currents by Nora Roberts

🌻 Becoming the Dark Prince by Kerri Maniscalco

🌻 The Bastard’s Bargain by Katee Robert

🌻 Big Magic by Elizabeth Gilbert

🌻 Tiger’s Destiny by Colleen Houck

🌻 Soul of the Sword by Julie Kagawa

🌻 Princess Princess Ever After by Katie O’Neill


Okay, Chapterlings! Those are just a few of the books by my favorite authors that I’d love to read, hopefully sooner rather than later. I hope you enjoyed seeing some of the wonderful books out there by some really talented people and maybe one of these books pricked your interest! I would love to here what books you would like to read by your favorite authors! So please leave a comment down below! And as always, I hope your month is filled with lots of read, wonderful books, I love you! ❀️ Until next time, happy reading Chapterlings!

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Top Ten Tuesday | Books I Want to Read Before the End of 2019

Top Ten Tuesday was created by The Broke and the Bookish in June of 2010 and was moved to That Artsy Reader Girl in January of 2018!


Salutations Chapterlings! Welcome back for another Top Ten Tuesday! Since my last Top Ten Tuesday, I’ve debated doing another one since. So I thought to myself, “what would be the next best Top Ten to post about”, and here we are friends! Finally confessing my reading sins by telling all of you the books I have yet to read, but also they’re also the books I want to read before this year is completely done and over with. For my ever changing reading mood, this is a challenge and a very ambitious goal of mine for 2019. And as you know, we are almost at the half way mark for this year and I definitely wanted to make sure I shared this list with all of you before everything turned into crunch time. So, without any further delays and rambling, let me show you my absolute must read books before this year is over!
*Please note, these are in no specific order! Thank you!*


🌻 Strange the Dream by Laini Taylor

Everyone, literally EVERYONE has been telling me I need to pick this book up and every time I try to, it just never happens.


🌻 Caraval (Caraval #1) by Stephanie Garber

The hype around this book has been preventing me from picking it up. There’s a lot of pressure and hype…it’s intimidating.


🌻 Girls of Paper and Fire by Natasha Ngan

The one book I’ve been eagerly trying to get to, but the time never seems right.


🌻 Stain by A.G. Howard

I love retellings! While this reminds me more of The Living Dead Girl, this is the first retelling I have heard of for The Princess and the Pea!


🌻 Tiger’s Destiny (The Tiger Saga #4) by Colleen Houck

Before you come at me with pitch forks and torches, I actually like this series to an extent and at this point I just need to know what happens. The suspense is absolutely terrible!


🌻 Soul of the Sword by Julie Kagawa

I fell in love with Shadow of the Fox (the first book in this trilogy) and I highly anticipate this book to be just as amazing!


🌻 Fables: Deluxe Edition #5 by Bill Willingham & Matthew Sturges

I finally got this edition and it was the hardest one to track down for a reasonable price!


🌻 Sadie by Courtney Summers

I really want to get to this book this fall. I don’t know which month, but this is a for sure book I will read before this year is done and over with, and the fact that my need to read it is mighty and great!


🌻 Storm and Fury (The Harbinger #1) by Jennifer L. Armentrout

Gargoyles. Freaking gargoyles and blind representation! That’s all I need! Oh, and there’s magic and demons!


🌻Capturing the Devil by Kerri Maniscalco

If there’s one thing you will take away from this list, it’s my love and devotion to the Stalking Jack the Ripper Quartet! This is my number one highly anticipated release for 2019, an anticipated five star read, my most loved OTP, and the release date can’t get here soon enough! I’m ready and I hope you all are too!


Okay, friends! That’s all of the books I want to read before the end of the year! There are so many other books I want to read and plenty of books that so many of my trusted friends are telling me I have to read no matter what, but I have high hopes that this final half of the year will be filled with lots of reading and marvelous reads! Please let me know in the comments some of your books you really want to get to by the end of this year. I love hearing other’s recommendations and excitements! Until next time; may your TBR be filled with incredible books, your month full of reading, I love you! ❀️

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Top Ten Tuesday | Most Anticipated Releases of the Second Half of 2019

Top Ten Tuesday was created by The Broke and the Bookish in June of 2010 and was moved to That Artsy Reader Girl in January of 2018!


Hello Chapterlings! This is my first every Top Ten Tuesday! I’ve been seeing this float around in the book blogging community a lot recently and I figured why not give it a shot! I don’t know how often I’ll post these, but if you all like what I have to say then I might make them a frequent thing on my blog. Also, I figured the best way for all of you to get to know me and my taste in reading is to see some of my HIGHLY anticipated books. Granted, I have so many dang books I want that will be coming out during this final half, but these are at least the ones that I have already pre-ordered in advance. For the record, none of these are in any particular order except for the number one spot. That has yet to change after all this time since it’s release was announced (and if you’ve been hanging around me a while, you probably already know!). So let me reveal to you my heart’s desire!


🌻 10.) The Storm Crow by Kalyn Josephson

Sibling relationships, secret plots and plans, and freaking magical, elemental crows! Magical birds people, magical birds that are elemental! What more could you possibly want in a fantasy book?!


🌻 9.) Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire by J.K. Rowling, Illustrated by Jay Kim

Look…LOOK…I know, but it’s Harry Potter… and dragons… I will throw money at any book that has dragons, no matter how brief the interaction is.


🌻 8.) Mooncakes by Suzanne Walker & Wendy Xu

Always here for anything LGBTQIAP+ rep, magic, witches, bookshops, and I will always throw my money to graphic novels.


🌻 7.) to drink coffee with a ghost by Amanda Lovelace

Because I love Amanda Lovelace’s work and because I love a poetry collection that will shatter me in the best possible way.


🌻 6.) A Constellation of Roses by Miranda Asebedo

I love books that have different family dynamics and magic! Make me feel things!


🌻 5.) Thrawn: Treason (Star Wars) by Timothy Zahn

The final conclusion to this trilogy! My spouse and I are very excited for this and are already planning a full buddy read of all three books! The hype is real!


🌻 4.) Stormrise by Jillian Boehme

Dragons. Literally dragons (of course magic too). TAKE MY MONEY!


🌻 3.) Ninth House by Leigh Bardugo

So yeah…I’m on that bandwagon. To be fair though, the synopsis speaks to me on so many levels and it gives me goosebumps every time I read it. Sorry not sorry!


🌻 2.) The Girl from the Other Side: Siuil A Run Vol. 7 by NEGABE

Because no other series has made me this addicted to a story-line in a long, long time!


🌻 1.) Capturing the Devil by Kerri Maniscalco

Because Kerri Maniscalco is an angel, because this quartet is EVERYTHING, and this wouldn’t be a Malliumpkin list without it!


Okay, Chapterlings! This was probably one of the hardest things I’ve ever had to compile! It was so hard to just choose ten when I have a top twenty list of new releases coming out this second half! I hope you all enjoyed this list and I hope this was an enjoyable Top Ten Tuesday for you! Let me know in the comments some of the upcoming releases you’re looking forward to! And of course, I hope your month is filled with lots of reading, I love you! ❀️

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