Top Ten Tuesday: Characters I Want More Of

10th Nov 2014 Jess @ Gone with the Words 2014, Top Ten Tuesday

Top Ten Tuesday: Characters I Want More Of

This list was a bit difficult to come up with, which surprised me. I thought I’d have 10 characters in no time, but it took a little digging and some thought. So lets take a look! :)


1. Jacob Coote

Looking for Alibrandi by Melina Marchetta

While he’s in the story a lot, his future is what I’m more interested in. I want to find out how it works out for him and I want to read about his journey there.


2. Lilah “Dee” Montgomery

Open Road Summer by Emery Lord

I just want to keep being on tour with Dee. And I want to see her maybe fall in love or find her way back to her HS love.


3. Greg (Callie’s Dad)

Where the Stars Still Shine by Trish Doller

I think I’d like to see Greg’s story after Callie was taken. We know he turned out ok but I want to read about his journey to that Ok place.


4. Barron Sharpe

White Cat by Holly Black

Barron is a complicated character. His supernatural ability makes him complicated because you don’t really know who he is at his core. I want to believe his not an awful person, but to be sure, I’d have to read more about him. I need more Barron!


5. Carter and Jerome

Succubus Blues by Richelle Mead

Dude. If this demon and angel got their own book(s), hilarity would ensue! Their history spans YEEEEEEARS, so there’s a lot there to go on.


6. Tiny Cooper

Will Grayson, Will Grayson by John Green, David Levithan

C’mon! Who doesn’t want a Tiny Cooper book? :)


7. Ellie (Etienne’s Ex)

Anna and the French Kiss by Stephanie Perkins

JUST HEAR ME OUT! Ellie is a character I didn’t like solely for the reason of her being in the way of Anna and Etienne being together. But the girl didn’t really do anything to earn this dislike. I’ll like to see what happened to her after Etienne, where her life is now and if there’s a Parisian boy for her. :)


8. The Colonel

Looking for Alaska by John Green

He was one of my favorite characters in this book. Is the Colonel ok?! Whatever happened to him? I hope so. Either way, I’d like to see what his life turned out like.


9. Wes

The Truth about Forever by Sarah Dessen

Wes is the type of guy whose head you want to be in. I would’ve loved some of his POV in this book. He has deep thoughts and deep feelings!!


10. Dexter

This Lullaby by Sarah Dessen

Who wouldn’t want a whole book about Dexter and his band?! I WOULD!!



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The TBR Tag

10th Nov 2014 Jess @ Gone with the Words 2014, Tags

The TBR Tag


I was tagged by Ginger from GReads! to partake in this TBR tag where we’ll talk about some of the books in my to-be-read piles on Goodreads. This idea originated from Rachel at A Perfection Called Books and Dana from Dana Square. Thanks, ladies!!

How do you keep track of your TBR pile?

I separate them by ebooks (ebooks-to-read) and physical (own-to-read) and a combined list (1combined-to-read-list).


Is your TBR mostly print or eBook?

I own more physical books than ebooks, but it’s fast catching up!


How do you determine which book from your TBR to read next?

I’m all about what feels right. Mood reader! That’s me. Every now and then I’ll try to stick to release day schedules but they never stick.


A book that’s been on your TBR list the longest?

There’s a few, but the one I feel most bad about is…

Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets by J.K. Rowling


A book that you recently added to your TBR pile?

I’m so ready for the holidays, so I stumble across this one and quickly bought it. :)

Her Holiday Man by Shannon Stacey


A book on your TBR strictly for its beautiful cover?

My most recent cover lust addition is…

99 Days by Katie Cotugno

I like the way each polaroid is different. At first I thought it was all the same picture broken up, but it’s different pictures.


A book on your TBR that you NEVER plan on actually reading?

I think I got this one when I first got my Kindle. It must have been free or $1. I went crazy during those first few months of owning my Kindle and snatched everything free or cheap. To be fair, this is probably something I would’ve enjoyed back in 2010, but my tastes have changed since. So it’s probably never going to happen. Sorry! :(

My Blood Approves by Amanda Hocking


An unpublished book on your TBR that you’re excited for?


The Winner's Crime by Marie Rutkoski


A book on your TBR that basically everyone has read but you?

I don’t know WHY I haven’t read this one yet! I even pre-ordered it. :(

Since You've Been Gone by Morgan Matson


A book on your TBR that everyone recommends to you?

This one wasn’t recommended to me personally, but I read your tweets, friends! Will read soon!

Nowhere but Home: A Novel by Liza Palmer


A book on your TBR that you’re dying to read?


The Start of Me and You by Emery Lord


The number of books on your Goodreads TBR shelf?

*GULP* Combined physical and ebooks…. around 1,600. *hangs head in shame* I was reading a lot more and faster before, when I did the bulk of the acquiring! :( 2010 and 2011 were book buying years and 2011-2013 were book conference years, and it shows in my shelves. But I’m trying very hard to reduce that number…slowly, but surely. :)


If you haven’t been tagged yet and want to play along, feel free to!

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Stacking the Shelves

8th Nov 2014 Jess @ Gone with the Words 2014, Stacking the Shelves

Stacking the Shelves

Last month Penguin Teen had a contest going for the release of the hardbacks of Anna and Lola with the new covers. I had to post a pic and ask them “#MatchMyIsla”….

So I did…. AND I WON! I was 1 of 50 winners actually. Here’re what I got:

A cover for both my Anna and Lola copies! Look at how pretty they look together now!

I also bought these two to complete my sets :)

I also bought a holiday novella by Shannon Stacey because she’s proven to write some of my faves:

Her Holiday Man by Shannon Stacey


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