The Tag of Happiness!!

Happy tag Happiness

Rules:
Take the banner and put it in your post
List as many things as you want in each category
Come up with more categories if you wish
Tag as many people as you want

WHAT MAKES ME HAPPY?

Some songs that make you happy

Oops I Did It Again Cover by Postmodern Jukebox || Anything Postmodern Jukebox || Release The Panic by Red || Not Gonna Die by Skillet || Riptide by Vance Joy || Bubbly by Colbie Callait || Fight Song by Rachel Platten || Human by Christina Perri || Numb by Linkin Park || Beat It cover by Fall Out Boy || You Make Me Brave by Amanda Cook and Bethel Music || Brave by Moriah Peters || Light it Up by ForKING&COUNTRY || Jesus, Healer by Bluetree || Uncomfortable by Andy Mineo || Wild Things by Andy Mineo || Photograph by Ed Sheeran || Till Summer Comes Around by Keith Urban ||

Some books that make you happy

The Percy Jackson Books || Northanger Abbey by Jane Austen || The Status Update Series by Laura L. Smith || Glass Girl by Laura Anderson Kurk || The Fangirls Guide to the Galaxy by Sam Maggs ||

Some foods that make you happy

Nachos || Pizza || Ice Cream ||….I love Junk Food ok?

Some words that make you happy

Intention [in-ten-shuh n]
noun
1. an act or instance of determining mentally upon some action or result.

2. the end or object intended; purpose.

Imagine [ih-maj-in]
verb (used with object), imagined, imagining.
1. to form a mental image of something not actually present to the senses.

2. to think, believe, or fancy

3. to assume; suppose

4.to conjecture; guess

Some scents that make you happy

Mint || Rain || Lilacs || Roses || Lemon || Baking Cookies (It’s a glorious smell, is it not?) || The Forest/Outdoors ||

Some random things that make you happy

Oversized Sweaters || Hugs || Writing || Poetry || Music || Thunderstorms || Reading || Dancing || Seeing my best friend(s) || Stars || Myths ||

I tag who ever feels like doing this tag!

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Looking Back || May 2015 In Review

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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!

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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?

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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.

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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.

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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!

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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!

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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

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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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 ||

Happy Bookish Birthday to Sam Maggs || Fangirls Guide to the Galaxy Book Review

Hello Readers!

My book review is finally here! Today, I’m going to be reviewing Sam Maggs ‘The Fangirl’s Guide To The Galaxy’ since this lovely book released yesterday! I was going to post the review yesterday but didn’t finish by the time my family and I watched ‘The Flash’ cause homework took so long. (Sorry people but ‘The Flash’ is my favourite and I cannot miss a single episode!)

So, I must show you the book trailer for this wonderful book before we get started because it’s awesome.

Okay. Now that you’ve seen the book trailer, it’s time to review!

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Fanfic, cosplay, cons, books, memes, podcasts, vlogs, OTPs and RPGs and MMOs and more—it’s never been a better time to be a girl geek. The Fangirl’s Guide to the Galaxy is the ultimate handbook for ladies living the nerdy life, a fun and feminist take on the often male-dominated world of geekdom. With delightful illustrations and an unabashed love for all the in(ternet)s and outs of geek culture, this book is packed with tips, playthroughs, and cheat codes for everything from starting an online fan community to planning a convention visit to supporting fellow female geeks in the wild.

 

This book was…not what I expected. BUT I LOVED IT.

So, at first, I was worried it was going to have a very strong feminist view throughout the whole book. Now, before you all come charging at me with your pitchforks and torches and taking things the wrong way, let me explain. The reason I was worried about that was because there are just so many different points of view, opinions, and approaches to feminism that I really wasn’t sure what to think. But my worries were soon put to rest. Because….

THIS BOOK WAS SUPER FANTASTIC! Like so fantastic I underlined and highlighted the crap out of that book. Never once have I done that to a book but this book, there are highlights, underlines and sticky note bookmarked pages. (That’s how awesome it was people. So awesome that I actually UNDERLINED things in a book) Tons of quotable stuff or things I wanted to remember.

Want to know some awesome reasons that this book was so fantastic? Alright. Here is a list of why.

1. SOMEONE FINALLY SAID IT.

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I was so happy that someone brought up the topic of how the media protrays women and/or relationships in a bad way that so clearly hint at the relationships being abusive and the girls themselves being abused. (Twilight and 50 Shades of Grey were a couple examples given.)

 

2. Con Survival

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This book provided lists of Comic Convention survival and all the things you will need and should take with you as well as rules for conventions, things you must check out at a con and cosplay tips.

 

3. Comic Convention List

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Basically, this book is like the ultimate fangirl checklist. This book had a whole chapter on different kinds of conventions! You like Anime? Its got a list. YA Books? Its got a list. Comics and Videogames? Another list of conventions

 

 

4. How To Meet Fellow Nerds/Geeks

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Not only have I found many awesome authors or actresses who are fellow fangirls to follow on Social Media BUT I was also provided with tips (for my anti-social little self) on where to find other fangirls/geeks like myself! Fun stuff right? ….Though. I didn’t see Go Teen Writers on the list for the writers category…Hmmm.

 

5. Tips for FanFic Writing

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…or just writing in general.

This awesome list had different options for the feel of a story, setting and characters. It’s almost like a mix and match generator and I shall be using it for my writing.

 

Who Here Loves Strong Heroines?

I do! Thats for sure. Another awesome thing about this wonderful book is that there is a long list of many different heroines from anime, video games, comics, and movies. And get this. All these heroines are strong, kick-butt characters who are just plain old awesome.

 

So basically, this book is awesome. Think no one understands you as a Fangirl? Yeah. THINK AGAIN.

 

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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!

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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

Coming Soon To A Book Review Near You!

Hello Readers!

So, I recieved and ARC in the mail a little while ago and I FINALLY got around to reading it and let me say that this book is amazing! I’m here to share the book trailer with you (as the book releases May 12th) and then you can (and SHOULD) go preorder this book. Trust me. You will not be disappointed.

So here you go! The book trailer for Sam Maggs ‘The Fangirls Guide To The Galaxy’

 

 

Top Ten Tuesday || 10 Books I Recently Added To My TBR List

Hello Readers!

 

Today I am, once again, linking up with The Broke and Bookish for their Top Ten Tuesday Tag! Today’s topic for the tag is: 10 Books I Recently Added to my TBR List

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So, I’ve looked at my Goodreads TBR and here are the last 10 books I added to my TBR list 😀

 

1. Dragons Are People, Too by Sarah Nicolas

 

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So this might have gotten added just cause the title has the word ‘Dragons’ in it so….yeah. But who doesn’t like Dragons?

2. Made You Up by Francesca Zappia

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3. Fangirl’s Guide To The Galaxy by Sam Maggs

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Well…Obviously I need to read this one….Being a fangirl and all. I need this book in my life, you guys. It’s just a must

 

4. Written in the  Stars by Aisha Saeed

Written in the Stars

 

I saw this book and it seems like such a beautiful book. As soon as I can, I am going to be buying a copy of this book. Without a doubt.

5. Punch Like A Girl by Karen Krossing

Punch like a girl

 

 

6. How To Say I Love You Out Loud by Karole Cozzo

I love you out loud

 

 

7. We All Looked Up by Tommy Wallach

 

 

8. I Crawl Through It by A.S King

Crawl through it

 

 

9. The Rest Of Us Just Live Here by Patrick Ness

The Rest of Us just live here

 

 

10. Fat Girl by Susan Bodiker

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I received a review copy of this book. I have yet to read it, but I’m getting there haha 😛 It seems like an interesting read so yeah…I just have yet to get to it 😛

 

 

So, thats my Top Ten Tuesday! Have you read any of these books? Are any of them on your TBR list?

 

Until Next Time,

Adriana Gabrielle