Thursday, December 31, 2015

My Top 10 Reads of 2015.

Let me start off by prefacing that i didn't attempt to separate the series.  If I had to do this list by book instead of series numbers 1-5 (including the novellas) would be all Sarah J Maas books soon I put them all together.

10. The Selection Series - Kiera Cass

This series was a very entertaining read, and while sometimes I wanted to strangle our main character with my bare hands, I did love these books.  I have yet to read The Heir, but I plan to do so in the coming year.

9. Silver Linings Playbook - Matthew Quick

I read this book for the winter biannual bibliothon at the beginning of January and it was hilarious while dealing with serious issues and that's what made it so great.  I did however have trouble removing what I knew from the movie adaptation while I was reading.  I as I usually do wish I'd read it first.

8. Life and Death - Stephanie Meyer

If anyone is surprised that this made my top 10, where have you been?? I loved this book so much it was like reading an even more amazing version of Twilight!! And I was a twihard back in the day, believe me!

7. Maybe Someday - Colleen Hoover

My first and only Colleen Hoover book so far.  God this book was often.  I loved the little twist it had in the story, it was very exciting! I can't wait to read more Colleen Hoover, however this genre is definitely something I have to be in the mood for.  I'm usually more into fantasy and dystopian.

6. Volition - Lily Paradis

Guys if you're a Colleen Hoover fan, you need to jump on the Lily Paradis train.  This is her second novel and it was GLORIOUS.  It's duel perspective and made me have all the feels.

5. The Program - Suzanne Young

This book killed me. This book is a HUGE trigger warning for depression and suicide and the first third of the book was definitely hard to read.  But I loved it for that, if that makes any sense.  I can't wait to read the sequel.

4. Ignite - Lily Paradis

Yes Lily has only written two books in her whole career.  Yes they both made it on my top 10.  Lily Paradis is bae. Read her books.  This one really resonated with me because I felt very connected to the main character and what she was going through.

3. The Infernal Devices - Cassandra Clare

THESE BOOKS MAN. Don't get me wrong I loved The Mortal Instruments too. BUT THESE ONES MADE ME HAVE MORE FEELINGS. I also loved the time period in these books.

2. All the Bright Places - Jennifer Niven.

Okay this is another contemporary that deals with depression and suicide so trigger warning here.  Once again, this book made my heart hurt for the characters, however it was a very different book than the program.

1.  The Throne of Glass Series (including the Novellas) - Sarah J Maas

Are we surprised? I should think not.  Assassins. Bad ass women.  Betrayal.  Kings & Queens.  Magic. Fae. This series is perfect!

What were your favorite books of 2015?

Wednesday, December 2, 2015


It baffles me that we still have to talk about this.  It disgusts me that a person can make money doing this on a platform that I have come to love, support, and actively participate on.

Sam Pepper.

In case you're unaware of who that is, he's a guy that posts prank videos on Youtube.  Last year he was banned from the biggest youtube convention there is, VidCon, because he was making videos of essentially assaulting women and a young girl also came out and said that she was raped by this vile human being.

But that wasn't enough to get him kicked off Youtube, where he makes money doing this shit.

Then on November 30, Sam Pepper uploaded a new prank video.

He faked murdering someone in front of their best friend. HAHA SO FUNNY.

I just got chills writing that.

Because I am ashamed to be a youtuber and to participate on a platform that supports this type of content.

And what drives me crazy is that Youtube has a reason to delete his content.  This is the list of Youtube's community guidelines.

In my opinion he violates at least one of the sets of guidelines, if not more.

I signed the petition to get Sam Pepper's account deleted and hope you all will too.

Click here to read and sign.

I haven't seen a Youtube statement from the company in regards to this whole thing, but I'm very interested to see what the reaction will be.

I have not posted a link to the video or his channel because I don't want to support traffic on his channel.  So I ask that you don't head over there to watch.  Google it, read articles about it, do your research if you're not sure if he's worthy of this much back lash.  But don't support him by watching his videos.  That's money in his pocket.

I'm really a little shocked and don't know really what to say. My opinion is obviously negative and I am outright angry about this.  But other than that I can't articulate anything.  This is ridiculous that we even have something like this to talk about. It shouldn't exist to talk about.