Moody Book Monday

Moody Book Monday #4 All Good Things Come in Threes

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It’s universally agreed that Monday is the worst day of the week. We’d all rather just skip Monday and start the week on Tuesday. That’s why Book Babbles and Blues and Olivia Chanel clasped their hands together and created Moody Book Monday. Even though Mondays suck, books don’t and we can still make Monday a little better by blogging about our favorite bookish stuff. We will talk about our favorite recommendations, make lists and ramble away about things going on in the book world. However, there’s more: Moody Book Monday is also all about guest posts! So I, Amy, will be uploading my post on Olivia’s blog and vice versa and you can participate too. Hit up a collaboration exchange with your favorite blog, or if you want to join our little exchange, leave a comment or hit us up with an email. Let’s all try to make Monday a little better, yeah?


Hi guys!

It’s that time again: Moody Book Monday. This week Olivia came up with an idea that I immediately said yes to and that is that all good things come in threes: pick three characters, three things they’d bring to a deserted island and three people they’d want with them. I had a lot of fun thinking on this one and I like what I’ve decided on. Hope you do too, enjoy!

1. My first character is my number one book boyfriend and husband: Adrian Ivashkov. I’m sad I’m sending him to a deserted island, but at least my babe won’t be alone since I can send three characters with him. But I’ll get to those in a bit, first the three things he’d bring with them. Hopefully Sydney will have rubbed off on him and he’ll be smart enough to bring some things that are actually helpful. So first I’m gonna go with rope, because that can be handy for many things. The second item will be a book about something like How To Survive A Deserted Island or This Is How You Build A Raft. And the last thing is hair gel. Because he’s still Adrian, after all. And then now the people he’d bring along! The first one is, of course, the love of his life Sydney Sage, because I can’t bear to break the two of them up and because Sydney is crazy smart and would find a way to get off the island. The second character is Eddie Castile, because he’s strong, smart and knows how to fight. Might get in handy on an island of which you don’t know it’s dangers. The third and last character I’m sending along is Declan. And if you’ve read The Ruby Circle, you will know why.

2. My second character has got to be… Will Herondale. The three things he’ll bring to the island are his stele (because a shadowhunter can’t be without), a seraph blade (what if you come across demons?) and, knowing William, a good book. Probably A Tale of Two Cities to appease Tessa. Which brings me to the three people he’d bring along: of course he’s going to bring Tessa. Then the two of them can read A Tale Of Two Cities together when they need some alone time. The second person of course has to be Jem. Ya can’t separate parabatai. Ya just can’t. And the last person Will is going to take along is Cecily. Because brotherly love and because Cecily loves adventure.

3. My third and last character that I’m sending to a desert island is Gwendolyn Shepherd from the Ruby Red trilogy (or Gwyneth as y’all English people call her). I mean, she can time travel, how cool would that be to go back in time.. on a deserted island! Maybe she’ll come across an old tribe or endangered animal. It’d be awesome. Okay back to the task at hand. The three things Gwenny can bring along are: the chronograph, otherwise time travelling will get sucky, her phone (even though that thing is not gonna work and/or will die pretty soon) and a picture of her family (because she’ll miss her mom and her siblings while she’s trying to get off that island). The first person she’d drag along with her is Gideon de Villiers, because ya know they’re lovers and time travelling is kind of boring all alone. The second person is Leslie, because Gwen and Leslie are like the best of friends and Leslie is awesome and funny and she’ll make being stuck on that island a bit better. And the last person, who’s not really a person but more of a demonish ghost, is Xemerius. Because he’s a cute little thing and also quite smart and entertaining. He and Leslie would make a great comedic duo. If only Leslie could see him.

Those are the three characters I’ve picked! Thanks for checking out my post. To see Olivia’s picks, click here to read her post on my blog.

About The Blogger

Amy is a 20-year-old booknerd who spends her free time reading, writing and crocheting. She likes love stories, strong female characters and swoon worthy fictional boys. You can wake her up in the middle of the night for either chocolate or a vacation. Check out her blog here.

Moody Book Monday #3 Time Capsule Edition

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It’s universally agreed that Monday is the worst day of the week. We’d all rather just skip Monday and start the week on Tuesday. That’s why Book Babbles and Blues and Olivia Chanel clasped their hands together and created Moody Book Monday. Even though Mondays suck, books don’t and we can still make Monday a little better by blogging about our favorite bookish stuff. We will talk about our favorite recommendations, make lists and ramble away about things going on in the book world. However, there’s more: Moody Book Monday is also all about guest posts! So I, Amy, will be uploading my post on Olivia’s blog and vice versa and you can participate too. Hit up a collaboration exchange with your favorite blog, or if you want to join our little exchange, leave a comment or hit us up with an email. Let’s all try to make Monday a little better, yeah?


Hello Olivia’s readers!

I’m back once again and with a super fun MBM post, because this week we’re putting some books in a time capsule. Both me and Olivia have picked 5 books we want to put in this figurative time capsule to be opened in 25 years. This can be either books we absolutely love, books with a lesson or books that handle a certain topic that we want to see approached differently in 25 years (for example diversity in books). It wasn’t an easy quest picking 5 books I wanted to put in, but I managed! I found 5 books I really want to save and have people read them in 25 years. Or have me reread them and remember why I liked them so much. So without further ado: here are my 5 books I’m putting in the time capsule plus my reasons why.

  1. Addicted To You by Krista and Becca Ritchie. The reason I’m putting this one in the time capsule is because this book (the entire series really) deals with tough topics, like addictions and mental illness. And in this time, girls who suffer from sex addiction are treated like a slut which is so not okay. I hope that in 25 years that has changed for the better and, to quote Lily Calloway: “When girls sleep around—maybe they won’t be called sluts and whores. Maybe they’ll be treated like guys.” I’m very curious to take this book back out again in 25 years and see how much has changed and what people my age think of that book then.
  2. The Night Circus by Erin Morgenstern. I picked this book purely because I really love the story. It’s beautifully written with an amazing setting and plot and characters that step right off the page. I’m putting this book in solely for the reason that I hope other people will read it and enjoy it too, because it’s just amazing.
  3. The Wrath and The Dawn by Renee Ahdieh. If you didn’t know it yet; TWATD is one of my all time favorite duologies, so of course I would put the first book in to the time capsule. There are two things I really love about this book and are both reasons why I put them into the capsule. The first thing is the writing style. I absolutely adore the way this book is written and I have tons of quotes that make my heart flutter. The second thing is the setting: this book is set in the middle east and it also talks about their habits and traditions and I totally love that. I hope more YA books will go outside the US and I’m curious to see how this is in ten years time.
  4. City of Bones by Cassandra Clare. There’s only one reason I’m putting this book in the time capsule and that is that I want to see how many Shadowhunters books Cassie has written by then. I just want to open the capsule, look at this book and think: “Ah, this is where it all begun.” And then look at all the books that have followed since then.
  5. Unicorn Tracks by Julia Ember. This book I’m putting in for the same reason as The Wrath and The Dawn and also a little bit like Addicted To You: I want to see how much has changed in ten years. Unicorn Tracks is about two girls, one of color and one not, falling in love. And we don’t yet see that enough in YA, so I’m hoping when I pull this book out of the capsule in 25 years, there has been some major change.

So that concludes all the books I’m putting in my time capsule! Click here to read Olivia’s post on my blog and thanks so much for stopping by.

About The Blogger

Amy is a 20-year-old booknerd who spends her free time reading, writing and crocheting. She likes love stories, strong female characters and swoon worthy fictional boys. You can wake her up in the middle of the night for either chocolate or a vacation. Check out her blog here.

Moody Book Monday with Amy and Olivia #2 Sidekick Edition

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It’s universally agreed that Monday is the worst day of the week. We’d all rather just skip Monday and start the week on Tuesday. That’s why Book Babbles and Blues and Olivia Chanel clasped their hands together and created Moody Book Monday. Even though Mondays suck, books don’t and we can still make Monday a little better by blogging about our favorite bookish stuff. We will talk about our favorite recommendations, make lists and ramble away about things going on in the book world. However, there’s more: Moody Book Monday is also all about guest posts! So I, Amy, will be uploading my post on Olivia’s blog and vice versa and you can participate too. Hit up a collab-exchange with your favorite blog, or if you want to join our little exchange, leave a comment or hit us up with an email. Let’s all try to make Monday a little better, yeah?


Hello Olivia’s readers!

It is I, Amy, and I have something fun I want to talk about today. We all love books mostly because of their main characters. I mean, it’s their story and in order to fully enjoy the book, we have to love our mc’s. Those are the ones that are easily remembered and loved. But what about the sidekicks? The best friends, the partners in crime, the computer geeks? Most sidekicks are totally underrated and that is a very sad thing, because a lot of them are really freaking awesome and loveable. So today I want to show some appreciation to some of my favorite sidekicks I’ve met throughout my journey of reading books.

1. Roar (Under The Never Sky Trilogy by Veronica Rossi) Roar is by far my all time favorite sidekick. He’s Perry’s best friend and the two of them are super tight, having grown up together and everything. He’s a prankster and quick to smile, but he’s also super loyal, caring and protective. And on top of that: he’s sassy as f*ck. And I love me some sassy characters.

“All I have ever wanted is to be there for the two people that mean everything to me. Maybe that’s a small goal for others, but it’s always felt enough.”

2. Zuzana Nováková (Daughter of Smoke and Bone Trilogy by Laini Taylor) Daughter of Smoke and Bone is one of those books where I happen to love the sidekick more than the main character. Don’t get me wrong, I love Karou, but Zuzana is just so awesome and relatable. She’s like a tiny puppet, but also super fierce, bad ass and brave. And she’s very down to earth and real, which I love about her. Also the fact that she and Mik make the most adorable ship I’ve ever laid my eyes on. I’m serious, no one is as cute as Zuzana and Mik.

“You are not just going to vanish like this, Karou. This isn’t some goddamn Narnia book.”

3. Eddie Castile (Vampire Academy & Bloodlines by Richelle Mead) Even though we met Eddie in Vampire Academy, I only started really loving him in Bloodlines. Someone get me my own Eddie! Even though he’s a bad ass, fighting and ready-to-kill dhampir he’s also such a cutie and has a heart of gold.

“My job is to protect her. To keep her safe. That’s where all my attention needs to be.”

4. Noah Miguel Estaban (Embassy Row series by Ally Carter) Noah is exactly the kind of guy I want to be my best friend. Makes sense, because he’s Grace’s best friend too in the books. He’s super funny, outgoing and loyal and both a cuddly teddy bear and a hottie. He’s half Brazilian, half Isralite.. aka tan skin, dark eyes and hair. GIMME. I also just love the fact he straight up told Grace that he was going to be her best friend, end of discussion.

“Mom’s Israeli. Dad’s Brazilian. What can I say? I am Embassy Row personified. You really lucked out in the best friend department.”

5. Wes (Talon Series by Julie Kagawa) I don’t think Wes is on a lot of lists for favorite sidekicks, but I love this guy. He’s slightly older than the other sidekicks on my list, I’m not sure how old exactly but I picture him mid-twenties or something. But he’s just so sarcastic, and I live for sarcastic people. Wes is the computergeeky human of this book series and has been working with Riley for a while now. He’s very loyal and smart, and I just love that he’s there for his buddy. But mostly I just love his sarcasm and the fact he sounds like a grumpy old man, because same.

“Silly me, here I was thinking we needed big neon signs that said Here We Are, Shoot Us Please on top of the roof.”

You can check Liv’s post here and see which sidekicks she chose.


About The Blogger

Amy is a 20-year-old booknerd who spends her free time reading, writing and crocheting. She likes love stories, strong female characters and swoon worthy fictional boys. You can wake her up in the middle of the night for either chocolate or a vacation. Check out her blog here.

Moody Book Monday with Amy and Olivia #1 Quote Edition

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It’s universally agreed that Monday is the worst day of the week. We’d all rather just skip Monday and start the week on Tuesday. That’s why Book Babbles and Blues and Olivia Chanel clasped their hands together and created Moody Book Monday. Even though Mondays suck, books don’t and we can still make Monday a little better by blogging about our favorite bookish stuff. We will talk about our favorite recommendations, make lists and ramble away about things going on in the book world. However, there’s more: Moody Book Monday is also all about guest posts! So I, Amy, will be uploading my post on Olivia’s blog and vice versa and you can participate too. Hit up a collab-exchange with your favorite blog, or if you want to join our little exchange, leave a comment or hit us up with an email. Let’s all try to make Monday a little better, yeah?


Hi everyone!

It’s Amy from Book Babbles and Blues for my first Moody Book Monday post. How exciting! Today I want to talk about quotes. As someone who loves words and what words can do, I’m always keeping an eye open for a beautiful phrase. When I’m reading on my e-reader I highlight them, and when I have my nose in a paperback book, I put a sticky note between the pages so I can find it back. When you come across a really beautiful phrase, it does things to you. It makes you want to write it down everywhere, use it as your bio on Twitter, or even get a tattoo of it (still dreaming of getting that one tattoo done some day). It crawls into your chest, opens up your heart and nestles itself inside it. It makes you think about the world and life or it can you make really sad and melancholically. Or, and those are my favorite, they make you go: “me too!” So without further ado, I present to you 7 of my favorite book quotes.

  1. “We live and breathe words. It was books that made me feel that perhaps I was not completely alone. They could be honest with me, and I with them.” – Clockwork Prince by Cassandra Clare
  2. “Broken souls are mended every day by mended souls that were once broken.” – Fuel the Fire by Krista and Becca Ritchie
  3. “I would have written you, myself, if I could put down in words everything I want to say to you. A sea of ink would not be enough.” “But you built me dreams instead.” – The Night Circus by Erin Morgenstern
  4. “She soared above the ground, and he kept her tethered to the earth. Without him she would be lost among the clouds.” – Lady Midnight by Cassandra Clare
  5. “Moroi shied from the sunlight but as I watched Sydney, I knew without a doubt that humans had been made for the sun.” – The Fiery Heart by Richelle Mead
  6. “The world makes things for each place. Fish for the sea, Rocks for the mountain skies, and girls with sun in their skin and perfect aim for a desert that doesn’t let weakness live.” – Rebel of the Sands by Alwyn Hamilton
  7. “Have you ever asked yourself, do monsters make war, or does war make monsters?” – Daughter of Smoke and Bone by Laini Taylor

I hope you enjoyed these quotes, have you read any of these books or are you dying to? What are some of your favorite quotes? Let us know down below in the comments! You can check out Olivia’s picks here.

About The Blogger

Amy is a 20-year-old booknerd who spends her free time reading, writing and crocheting. She likes love stories, strong female characters and swoon worthy fictional boys. You can wake her up in the middle of the night for either chocolate or a vacation. Check out her blog here.