The Bookshelf Tour Tag!

Hello Lovelies!

I’m finally back! So sorry on my absence. Its like 13 days till this conference I’m going to so I’m working ahead on school AND its also 20 days till grad so basically when it comes to this giant amounts of homework and studying I have, I’m drowning…


Anyways. As is expected (and the norm at this point) I stole another tag! This tag is to kinda make up on my absence as I read through some ARC and review copies of books and get those reviews up and on the blog and whatnot 😛 BUT its about books so that will be fun!

The tag is created by Liz @ Out of Coffee, Out of Mind and its called the Bookshelf Tour tag! and I’m excited to do this so I’m gonna get right into this.

The Bookshelf Tour Tag

A short but powerful book


Definitely A Monster Calls by Patrick Ness. It has such an interesting and amazing twist on grief and just kinda punched you in the gut with all the feels.


A good, long book




Favorite classic (on your shelf)


Its tied between Northanger Abbey by Jane Austen or Pride and Prejudice by Jane Austen.


An underrated book


The Story of Owen by E.K. Johnston! I still have yet to read the sequel but the first book was the bomb and totally underrated in my mind.


An overrated book

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Divergent by Veronica Roth…Totally overrated in my opinion. I mean it was good but not THAT good if that makes sense…


Most reread book


Oh! Thats easy. All The Bright Places by Jennifer Niven… I’ve probably read it about 6 times now…? Maybe 5. I dunno.


A book you haven’t read


Does every book on my bookshelf count??? Ok…probably not. One of the books I OWN (that I got for free which makes it even better that I own it) but have yet to read is The Book of Negroes by Lawrence Hill


A short story collection


I actually don’t own any short story series to be totally honest…I DO read short stories but not that often and therefore I don’t really own any…


A non-fiction book


Oh! Oh! One of my favourites (that I talk about often) is Fighter by Christ Greenwood (a.k.a Manafest) One of my all time favourite Non-Fiction books and I’ve reread it almost as many times as All The Bright Places.


A book (physical copy, not the story itself) that has an interesting story behind it.

Ohhh. I have lots of interesting stories behind my books as in when I got them or from whom and in what situations but I would think one of my favourites is BY FAR the time where I was at an antique sale with my Gram and while at one of the booths I saw some old books someone was selling. Upon closer inspection I saw an small ORIGINAL copy of Les Miserables published in 1922!! I still have yet to read it but its so beautiful and small and I’m honestly in love. Yeah yeah I know thats not that interesting of a story but thats one of the most exciting ones I’ve got so lets just go with it!



So thats kind of my little post for today! Have some book reviews and stuff coming (hopefully) very soon!

Until Next Time!


Adriana G.



Looking Back || May 2015 In Review


Hello Readers!

So first off, I want to apologize for my lack of posts this last week (and even just lately on a whole) I want to just say that things might be a little slow around here for a while, as finals are in a couple weeks and therefore a lot of my free time is now being used for studying purposes. Then I am free for the summer! Freeeeeeeeeee!

*cough cough* Anyways. On with the post in which I share all the lovely things that went on this last month! Yay!



New Things!

So, as some of you might have noticed, I have something floating around my blog called ‘Spotlight Saturday’ and so far, it’s going very well! I’ve put up 5 posts so far and have about 6 more lined up at the moment with a few more coming in. Now, what is Spotlight Saturday?

Well, It’s a linkup where I interview other bloggers, asking them about their blog, and every Saturday I will post that interview. The purpose behind this is to be able to spread the word about some amazing blogs you may or may not have read before therefore helping you discover new blogs to read and meet other amazing people!

Interested in being interviewed for this? Know someone who will? Send me an email from the contact form on my Contact Page ( <– Click there ) and I will get back to you with the questions and the day your post will be up on the blog!


Book Reviews

All The Bright Places by Jennifer Niven —> Quick little fangirl moment for me, but I posted the link to said review on my Twitter and Jennifer Niven retweeted the link to my book review and I’m kinda excited about that, okay?



The Fangirl’s Guide To The Galaxy by Sam Maggs

Scarlet by Marissa Meyer


Top 3 Posts (besides Book Reviews)

Post Title: What’s your personality type?  -Want to know which of my characters share the same personality type with you? You can do that by clicking the Post Title.

Post Title: May The 4th Be With You -Pretty Self Explanatory 😉 You like Star Wars? then check out this post.

Post Title: Creating Diversity in the Fantasy Genre || Collaboration with Cait Potter – The lovely Cait Potter did a guest post/collaboration with me and she may one day make another appearance! Do you want to collaborate a post or guest post on The Librarian Files? You can contact me if you are interested 🙂 But either way, check out this post. It’s awesome.


How Did My Writing Go?

My writing the last month had been basically non-existent but, I am working on getting going on that once more (Summer, I love you) When summer comes around, I  will be working on a bunch of writing stuff. BUT The question is how my writing went in the month of May, So I will answer that.


Despite not being able to write much I did make a lot of headway on More At Home With Stangers. What was that headway made? Well, I completed Part 1 of MAHWS yesterday and fully outlined Part 2. Consdiering I have the third and final part mostly written I only expect another 30k or so. So, over all. Things went quite well.




How Was Life?

Life these last couple weeks has been absolutely glorious! Busy mind you, but still just SO amazing! For example: These last couple weeks, I’ve been prepping for my 18th Birthday and sort of rebelling my being an adult in what is now two days.

Another thing was: On May 22 to the 24th, I was able to go to such a wonderful Youth Conference known as YC where I not only fullfiled a childhood dream, heard many many speakers and bands, but I got to meet up with a friend of mine from school. A great kickoff for the summer of 2015 I must say!




What’s the Plan for June?

June still holds a lot of busy stuff for me relating to school for the first couple weeks, meaning book reviews and writing posts might be a tad bit scarce for the first couple weeks, but I still have some fun things ahead!


1st thing! (Which is quite important)

Summer Approaches Post <– If you want a say in what appears on my blog this summer you might wanna jump on over to that post and fill in a tiny little survey I set up. I want to know what you lovely people want to see this summer on The Librarian Files and for that to happen you need to tell me! You can do so by clicking the link above.


2nd thing!

Kinda adding to the first thing…I will be editing my novel ‘Lucy’ through the summer in which I will be sharing my editing process with you lovely readers aaaaaand maybe be on the look out for some Beta Readers 😉


3rd thing!

I’m assiting a lovely author named Rachelle Rea with the blog tour for her book. You do not want to miss both posts I’ll be doing which will be here, on the blog, on Wednesday, June 3rd and Monday, June 15th.


So, that’s my May 2015 Review post!


Until Next time!

Adriana Gabrielle

The Courtship Book Tag

Hello Readers!

Did you guys miss me? Sorry for the lack of posts this last week or so. I’ve been insanely busy with prep for upcoming finals, my 18th birthday, I’ve been sick and I was away at the most amazing conference in the world all weekend. Today, I’m gonna be doing a couple tags and stuff I’ve been nominated for simply because I REALLY need something to do 😛


 I was nominated for this Tag by Mariella Hunt




Phase 1 – Initial Attraction: A book that you bought because of the cover


Isn’t the cover for this book epic?! I seriously saw the cover and had to buy it. I don’t usually do that, but thats what I did. I just grabbed the  book and bought it…and I was not disappointed by the amazingness of this book either.



Phase 2 – First Impressions: A book that you got because of the summary


So, I didn’t get a chance to finish this before I had to take it back to the library BUT I’m gonna get it again because it is a great story and the summary totally drew me in. And now, I will share it with you now 🙂

A novel about three generations of midwives (a woman, her mother, and her grandmother) and the secrets they keep that push them apart and ultimately bind them together

THE SECRETS OF MIDWIVES tells the story of three generations of women devoted to delivering new life into the world—and the secrets they keep that threaten to change their own lives forever. Neva Bradley, a third-generation midwife, is determined to keep the details surrounding her own pregnancy—including the identity of the baby’s father— hidden from her family and co-workers for as long as possible. Her mother, Grace, finds it impossible to let this secret rest. For Floss, Neva’s grandmother and a retired midwife, Neva’s situation thrusts her back 60 years in time to a secret that eerily mirrors her granddaughter’s—a secret which, if revealed, will have life-changing consequences for them all. Will these women reveal their secrets and deal with the inevitable consequences? Or are some secrets best kept hidden?

Phase 3 – Sweet Talk: A book with great writing

All The Bright Places

Well excuuuuuuuuuuuse me while I stare in awe at this lovely book. The writing was absolutely brilliant! (You can read my review as well by clicking HERE)



Phase 4 – First Date: A first book of a series which made you want to pursue the rest of the series


Of course I was going to put this one down….I mean come on. This is one amazing book I can never seem to shut up about. Fantastic!



Phase 5 – Late night phone calls: A book that kept you up all night long

We were liars

This kept me up ALL night and it was totally worth it. Such an amazing and beautifully crafted story.



Phase 6 – Always on my mind: A book that you could not stop thinking about

To Save a Life

Basically, If you haven’t read this book, then read it. Warning: This book WILL (without a doubt) move you to help make a difference in peoples lives and give them hope!*

*Note: This book is what inspired a friend and I to start a website/blog called The Hope Movement.



Phase 7 – Getting Physical: A book in which you love the way it feels


Such a fun, and awesome book with two beautiful covers and tons of awesomeness. Almost like a little pocket book and I LOVE that.



Phase 8 – Meeting the Parents: A book in which you would recommend to your friends and family


Not only is this a book written by a family member, but it is amazing and I would (and do) recommend it to everyone. Including my family.


Phase 9 – Thinking about the future: A book or series that you know you’ll re-read many times in the future


Stillllll waiting on the last book of the series, but I would totally read this over and over and over again. So much amazingness like you have NO idea.


Phase 10 – Share the love!!! Who would you like to tag?

Cait @ Paperfury || Rae @ The Wallflower || Justine @ Girl Gone Dreamer || Liz @ Out of Coffee, Out of Mind ||  Rachel @ Secret Scribblings || Rachel @ Stained Glass Windows || Ana @ Butterflies of the Imagination ||

Top Ten Tuesday || Top Ten Authors I REALLY Want To Meet

Hello Readers!

I’m finally back with another Top Ten Tuesday after a month of not doing it and I’m happy to be back at it and starting up with an awesome topic for today’s post! Quickly before I start, I have a book review coming a little later this afternoon for you lovely people 🙂

Now, Today’s post is Top Ten Authors I REALLY REALLY REALLY want to meet! So lets do this!



Author #1: Laura L. Smith – Laura Smith is QUEEN! Her novels are fantastic and after reading her books, I started writing YA Contemporary and I must say its my favourite genre to write so I definitely have her to thank. (I own every one of her novels people but now I’m trying to get them all in paperback…and maybe signed one day)

Author #2: Jennifer Niven – I MUST MEET THIS WONDERFUL PERSON! ‘All The Bright Places’ really impacted me and I must let her know that…In person. And besides, who doesn’t want to meet Jennifer Niven? I mean I’ve chatted with her a little on Twitter and she seems amazing soooooo….

Author #3: Rajdeep Paulus – Another amazing woman who writes AMAZING YA Fiction. Her novels were just so touching and amazing and she seems like a wonderful woman who I must meet!

Author #4: Sam Maggs – Who doesn’t want to meet a fellow Fangirl? I mean come on! I never pass up the opportunity to meet up with fellow fangirls and authors. Best thing ever and I MUST meet her.

Author #5: Stephanie Morrill – Another one of the amazing people who got me started on writing! (Thank you GTW) And her novels, like Laura Smith’s (which I read around the same time) got me started on YA Contemporary novels and now I’m addicted to both reading and writing in that genre.

Author #6: Jennifer Murgia – I LOVE her writing. I’ve read both ‘Between These Lines’ and ‘Forest of Whispers’ which are two different genres and both were amazing. Like you have no idea ❤

Author #7: Kathrese McKee – Super Amazing Person Alert! Must meet her as soon as possible becasue she rocks! So does her writing. (If you haven’t read Mardan’s Mark yet then you are REALLY missing out, lovelies!)

Author #8: Holly Kelly – Another amazing fantasy author who I must meet in person! Mah gosh.

Author #9: Laura Anderson Kurk – So many amazing YA Contemporary writers I wanna meet! Laura’s books are so amazing and beautifully written and I just cannot deal! That and she is an amazing woman! I would love to meet her.

Author #10: K.M Weiland – Author of amazing novels AND of an awesome blog that has helped me along in my writing. Chatting on Twitter on occasion has been fun but meeting her in real life would be fantastic.



So, these are the Top Ten Authors I MUST meet one day. Like I’ve started a Bucket List of sorts for it….I kid you not.

Which authors would you like to meet? Any of the same authors on my list? or other ones? Did you join in on Today’s Top Ten Tuesday? If so, share the link in the comments!


Oh! and cause I ALWAYS seem to forget, Top Ten Tuesday is a linkup hosted by the Broke and Bookish and its fantastic.


Until Later Today (with a book review!)

Adriana Gabrielle

Spotlight Saturday #2

Hello Readers!


It’s time for another Spotlight Saturday! We’re just gonna jump right into this post because I am excited!!!! Today, I’m going to be interviewing Justine Machin of Girl Gone Dreamer!

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Welcome Justine!! So, first off, what is the title of your blog? Where did you get the idea for the name? Any specific meaning behind it?

Justine: The title of my blog is ‘girlgonedreamer’ which also seems to be the name I go by on all social media these days too! I ummed and ahhed for days before settling on it. Initially I had started a blog on WordPress under the name Just Captivates but it never felt just right somehow. So when I decided to go for something new and snazzy on blogger, I also wanted a name that I felt would best describe me. And I am by all means a dreamer. Always have been. Probably always will be!

Being a dreamer is probably one of the best possible things! 😀 So, what gave you the idea to start blogging? Was it sort of just ‘Hey, I should write a blog!’ or did someone suggest the idea?

Justine: To be completely honest, I had never heard of blogging until I read about Zoe Sugg aka Zoella in a magazine article last year. But as soon as I made the discovery of this wonderful world where a person can share their passions etc I was like ‘I HAVE to do this!’ I have loved writing since I was a child. (My dream has always been to complete and publish a novel.) Blogging sort of fits in with my love of everything creative! I get to write, take photos, put together features and it’s so much fun! And hopefully people enjoy what I post too! (Crosses fingers!)



I think your posts are wonderful! and I love Zoella! She is a fantastic YouTuber. Now, with that said, what can or will people find on your blog upon arriving? Do you have a target audience in mind?

Justine: Girlgonedreamer is a bit of a mix. I have a huge passion for books, fashion, and anything beauty/makeup related so you’ll find my posts mostly reflect that. As for a target audience? I don’t write with a specific age range in mind. I hope people of all ages enjoy what they read, but that said, I’m aware a lot of blog readers are girls in their late teens and early twenties. Some posts will be written with them in mind.



Is there any social media sites where people can follow you and still get notifications about your posts or something? (Tumblr, Twitter, Pinterest, Facebook etc.)

Justine: I update my Twitter, Facebook and Instagram on a daily basis. All new posts will be announced on all three of these. And I genuinely love to hear from everyone! It’s so lovely to chat to like minded people!



Wonderul! And last, but not least. Feel free to give me a link (or links) of a couple of your favourite posts on your blog 🙂

All The Bright Places- Interview and Review

All The Bright Places- Interview Part Two

Its Time To Share The Love || All The Bright Places by Jennifer Niven

Hello Readers!

So this past week I was able to read through three books which means I have reviews for (for sure) these next 3 weeks! It was so great to get back to reading again after pretty much a month of no reading at all. Now, I refuse to waste any more time on an intro and get right into this review!


All The Bright Places

The Fault in Our Stars meets Eleanor and Park in this exhilarating and heart-wrenching love story about a girl who learns to live from a boy who intends to die.

Soon to be a major motion picture starring Elle Fanning!

Theodore Finch is fascinated by death, and he constantly thinks of ways he might kill himself. But each time, something good, no matter how small, stops him.

Violet Markey lives for the future, counting the days until graduation, when she can escape her Indiana town and her aching grief in the wake of her sister’s recent death.

When Finch and Violet meet on the ledge of the bell tower at school, it’s unclear who saves whom. And when they pair up on a project to discover the “natural wonders” of their state, both Finch and Violet make more important discoveries: It’s only with Violet that Finch can be himself—a weird, funny, live-out-loud guy who’s not such a freak after all. And it’s only with Finch that Violet can forget to count away the days and start living them. But as Violet’s world grows, Finch’s begins to shrink.

This is an intense, gripping novel perfect for fans of Jay Asher, Rainbow Rowell, John Green, Gayle Forman, and Jenny Downham from a talented new voice in YA, Jennifer Niven.

Oh my giddy goodness people! Prepare for tears. I rarely cry while reading books. (Watching movies is a whole other story) I usually tear up but never full out cry or wail… But this book.


This book seriously made me cry harder than my two year old sister who just met Santa Claus for the first time at our local shopping center. (Reffering to her being scared to death of him of course)

ATBP was so beautifully crafted and wonderfully written. I loved it ans it was so relatable to me ATBP Pic(being a sufferer of Depression) and I just couldn’t believe it. Many times, while reading through the book, I would find a quote and instantly I would just be like: ‘Oh my gosh! Someone understands how I feel’ It just blew my mind.

Despite the sadness and feels in this book it was just amazing! It felt so real to me. I could feel the pain these characters felt and I could see them like I was there, in the book itself as one of the characters. They felt so real and alive to me. I seriously gotta hand it to Jennifer Niven as she did such a wonderful job. *applauds the author* Their feelings just felt so real and so did their situations. Maybe some of it was due to my experience with depression or just becasue it was so well written (Actually….It’s probably both…) I seriously cannot get over it.

FullSizeRender-69I also love that someone was finally brave enough to do what Jennifer did. It seems that the media/books are avoiding the topic of Suicide/Depressiona and Mental Health more and more. I think that by being brave enough to write something like this and shine a light on that will help so many people. I love how Jennifer approached this topic in such a real way and wasn’t afraid to leave out some aspects or not write about it at all. Mental Health is something that needs to be talked about but that just isn’t happening…So yeah. Another reason why this book is amazing becasue it talks about Depression and Suicide in a real way.

I absloutely fell in love with both Finch and Violet as well. Finch was awkwardly adorable and so sad and broken but amazingly charming. Violet was very sweet though somewhat lost in the feeling of loss she feels.


*takes a deep breath* Okay…relax…calm down…



If I could I would give this book a 1 million stars….but the rating only goes up to 5 so…. 5 BRIGHT SHINY STARS FOR ALL THE BRIGHT PLACES


Camp NaNoWriMo || Winner!



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I’m SO happy to be adding this badge to my little collection. 🙂 To be honest I wasn’t really sure if I was gonna make it out of CampNaNo alive but I did make it out. My sanity questionable, but I made it!

I first ran into Camp NaNo like I was in the battle for Narnia….



But by the end, I realized how close the end of April was and how little I had truly done and I ended up freaking out and just running with it….



*nervous chuckle* So yeah…The last 10k I’m pretty sure might be a whole boat load of crap…But some things might still be salvageable…I hope.

Screen Shot 2015-04-28 at 12.29.12 PMAnyways. Overall I would say NaNo went really well this time around as I kept pretty caught up on the word count this time around. (Unlike in November where I hardly wrote anything the first week and a half then scrambled around like crazy to catch up…and didn’t 😛 )

I do wish I had done more posts about my novel in the end, but yet it was becasue I was busy with CampNaNo that I couldn’t do as much blogging as I wanted…and in this case that is very very good.

So, I lost track of how many chapters each POV character has at this point as I have a lot of chapters, but I’ll give you a quick recap of the stats.

  • I finished Camp NaNo with 40,378
  • I finished Camp NaNo EARLY
  • The final Chapter Count was 63 chapters
  • The novel is still incomplete. (The first time I haven’t had a first draft finished at 40k words)


  • Thanks to a prompt someone posted on the GTW page I now know one of my characters is going to die


There you go! Basic recap of my story = Completed! I’m quite happy with it overall I must say. I’m now taking a short break on the novel as writing as much as I did in a month is very draining and I don’t want the whole idea to be a flop cause I was burnt out. While taking that little break, I will be completing Aimlessly Wandering (My novel on Wattpad) and also do one final edit on ‘Holding on To Grace’ My plan is to come back to MAHWS in mid May.

Now, before I end this post I thought I would 1. Share the cover and synopsis with you all in caseScreen Shot 2015-04-28 at 12.28.39 PM you are new to the blog between my updates and 2. Share all the links to previous posts from the month in case you missed one or two of them 🙂

BUT before I do that I want to thank you all for posting your comments of encouragement and asking my characters questions and all that fun stuff. All your comments really kept me motivated to finishing Camp NaNo. But there are two people in particular who I would LOVE to thank in particular. Those two people are Justine Machin and Jennifer Niven (yes THE Jennifer Niven…as in author of All The Bright Places)

Why do I want to thank them? Well, Justine Machin saw my post back in March about my Camp NaNo novel and where I got the idea and she shared it on Twitter tagging Jennifer Niven to check it out as it seemed like something that might interest her. { insert freak out session that lasted for hours here} and long story short, Jennifer Niven replied to the tweet and said she really liked the idea! {Insert another long freak out}

Yeah, it might not be much but really, those comments and someone telling an author like Jennifer Niven about MAHWS really kept me motivated through the month.

So, Jennifer and Justine, to you I want to say “Thank you so much <3”



Now…That said time to share the previous posts with you lovely people!

Beautiful People March Edition

Camp NaNoWriMo || So You Want To Be A Winner?

Camp NaNoWriMo || Meet Paisley

Camp NaNoWriMo || Where Did I Get The Idea For My Novel?

Camp NaNoWriMo || Update: How’s It Going?

Camp NaNoWriMo || Meet Maiya

Camp NaNoWriMo || Meet Tarryn

Camp NaNoWriMo || Meet Mack(enzie)

Beautiful People April Edition. (Siblings Edition)

Camp NaNoWriMo || Update

Camp NaNoWriMo || Lond Overdue…

Camp NaNoWriMo || Character Quotes

Camp NaNoWriMo || Character Interviews!

More At Home With Strangers ( MAHWS )

Four teenagers, Mackenzie, Paisley, Tarryn and Maiya can’t stand each other upon meeting which makes having to live together hard. But they don’t have much choice considering the foster system is a hard, complicated issue. None have any valid excuse to leave, except their hatred for each other, so in the same home they remain. With the help of Gabrielle and David Harrow, the girl’s foster parents, they fight their own demons and face things they would much rather forget….and soon find that not only friendship starts to bring them together but that they are more at home with these strangers than anyone else.




Top Ten Tuesday ||Top Ten Books On My Spring TBR List

Hello Readers!

So, as usual I keep forgetting about saying where this link-up came from and where you can join in so before I do anything else I must mention that!



Top Ten Tuesday is a bookish linkup from The Broke and Bookish in which one is given fun, bookish lists to make and it is quite fun! If you want to join in on the linkup you can click HERE to find out more 😀

Now, on with todays list.

Top Ten Books On My Spring To Be Read List:

Shutter by Courtney Alameda

I have been wanting to read this for a while now. Here is to hoping I can actually get my hands on a copy very very soon!



All The Bright Places by Jennifer Niven

The same thing I said about SHUTTER applies to this book too.

All the bright places




Scarlet and Cress by Marissa Meyer

I just finished Cinder two days ago and I NEED these other books.




The Secrets of Midwives by Sally Hepworth

I don’t remember where I even saw this…my goodreads suggestions I think…but either way. I saw it and I must read it like right now! Just waiting for my library to get this book in.




The Art of Lainey by Paula Stokes


The Mermaid’s Sister by Carrie Ann Noble

Well obviously since this book has the word ‘Mermaid’ in the title, its gonna be on my TBR list…

Mermaids sister

The Perks of Being a Wallflower by Stephen Chbosky

I’ve wanted to read this for a while now. Figured its about time I got to it….


The Book Thief by Mark Zusak

Yeah yeah…I know. Still haven’t gotten to this one. I really don’t know why I haven’t gotten to it yet…but I haven’t.

Book Thief

The Last Good Day of the Year by Jessica Warman

This book seemed so freakishly amazing and it HAD TO be added to my TBR list. 😀

good day