Top Ten Tuesday | Longest Books I’ve Ever Read

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It is time yet for another Top Ten Tuesday!

Today’s topic will be slightly difficult for me, as I’m really going to have to do some digging, but overall, this will be a fun one!

The Wise Man's Fear Winter by Marissa Meyer EOS

The Wise Man’s Fear by Patrick Rothfuss

993 Pages

Winter by Marissa Meyer

832 Pages

Empire of Storms by Sarah J. Maas

720 Pages

SB Name of the Wind TBOO

Sleeping Beauties by Stephen & Owen King

720 Pages

 The Name of the Wind by Patrick Rothfuss

663 Pages

The Blood of Olympus by Rick Riordan

648 Pages


Night Film by Marisha Pessl

624 Pages

The Host by Stephanie Meyer

619 Pages

Afterworlds by Scott Westerfeld

608 Pages


The Chemist by Stephanie Meyer

528 Pages

Note: This may not be entirely accurate as it gets past number 3 or so, but I tried my best!

P.S. HUGE thanks to the amazing Sara for helping figure out a formatting issue with this post.

What’s the biggest book you’ve ever read? Let’s talk in the comments!

Top Ten Tuesday |Authors I’d Love to Meet

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This is my first ever TTT, which is run by That Artsy Reader Girl!

This week’s theme is Authors I’d Love to Meet! I’m pretty sure if I met any of these people I’d just be a blubbering mess, but here we are.

SJM JK SJ PR Ellen Hopkins
Sarah J. Maas Jay Kristoff

Shirley Jackson


Patrick Rothfuss Ellen Hopkins
JD Jenn Bennett Tana French BL RR

J.D. Salinger


Jenn Bennett Tana French Barry Lyga Rick Riordan

*D connotes Deceased

  • Sarah J. Maas: I was devastated when I found out her final tour for the Throne of Glass series wasn’t going to include any stops near me. I’ve been reading Throne of Glass since the third book was released, and I would just love to have a chat with her.
  • Jay Kristoff: Not only are his books fantastic, he seems like a super fun guy to be around.
  • Shirley Jackson (D): I feel like we’d have some very deep conversations, and it saddens me we’ll never have them.
  • Ellen Hopkins: She is probably, currently, my most read author, and I have yet to meet this woman.
  • J.D. Salinger (D): I don’t know if it saddens me more that I will never meet him now, or that I probably would have never met him when he was alive, either.
  • Jenn Bennett: Starry Eyes got me out a reading rut, and I just feel she’d be really fun to have a drink with (this also goes for Kristoff).
  • Tana French: Oh, my. Thinking of meeting her makes me shaky.
  • Barry Lyga: Jasper Dent was a huge part of my high school years, and I’d love to tell him that in person.
  • Rick Riordan: I’m still upset about the cliffhanger at the end of Mark of Athena, and I’d just like to have some words with him about that.

Are any of these your favorite authors? What are some authors you’d like to meet? Let’s talk in the comments!

3 DAYS, 3 QUOTES TAG (Day 3) + New Rating System

3 days, 3 tags

I was tagged by Sara @ The Bibliophagist !! Thank you Sara!! This has been a blast!!

The Rules
1. Thank the person who nominated you
2. Post a quote for 3 consecutive days (1 quote for each day)
3. Nominate three new bloggers each day

So, I think I’ve saved one of my all-time favorite quotes for last.

“Don’t ever tell anybody anything. If you do, you start missing everybody.”

–J.D. Salinger, The Catcher in the Rye

Some background. This is the last line in The Catcher in the Rye by J.D. Salinger, one of my all-time favorites. This book, and especially this line, I feel capture what it is to be young and so so naïve. While this book usually falls into one of two categories when someone reads it – loving or hating – I feel this entire work describes what it is to be young and make such radical decisions, but to a huge extreme. This is a time when everything is so so vivid and all of our emotions are just so intense. I feel this line manages to sum up the entire mood of the model so well.

This tag was great! There is a recap of all of the quotes I chose below!



Indiana and Pete @ Lit Lense

Ivy @ Ivy’s Well Used Library Card

Paul @ Paul’s Picks


I have decided to switch to a straight 1 through 5 rating for my reviews rather than find the average total of several categories, as I felt that was just getting a little too convoluted and irrelevant, as I try to explain all of my compliments and issues in the review itself. I just feel a lot fresher about this new way for this blog.

Most of the previous reviews that use the old rating system will not be altered, however from now on the new version will be used. I will include the details below.

5 out of 5: Thoroughly enjoyed. HIGHLY RECOMMENDED

4 out of 5: Enjoyed, with little critique. Would recommend.

3 out of 5: It was okay. Wouldn’t necessarily not recommend, but wouldn’t be my first choice.

2 out of 5: Meh. Would not recommend.

1 out of 5: Absolutely would not recommend.

I am very excited for this change as I am still new here and are excited whenever I find something that isn’t quite working and can fix it.