Random Act of Kindness

A Court of Thorns and Roses

I hope everyone is doing well. I have a cute story that I just couldn’t pass up telling you guys. So on Monday night me and my friend decided to go out for a walk. Originally we were planning on just going to Dunkin Donuts but that didn’t really end up working out so we went over to Barnes & Nobles. We were looking around and all of a sudden came across the signed section. There were so many good ones but I decided I was going to pick A Court of Thorns and Roses. I’ve been dying to read this book for ages and I loved owning signed copies so why not. My friend ending up picking Perks of Being a Wallflower. So as we are getting ready to go up the escalator and this woman stops us. She tells me she has a question. So she asks me how much my book cost. I told her how much and she said she’s going to buy the book for me. I am standing there looking at this lady in couple shock. I kept asking her if she was being serious and she said yes she was. She then went on to explain she had just went to talk to her priest and they talked about her doing nice for someone for reconciliation and she just felt this feeling about buying the book for me. I almost started to cry because this is honestly so sweet. I was ready to buy all her books or take her out to eat or something. I gave her a huge hug and couldn’t stop thanking her. She gave me 20 dollars and then went on her way. I really still can’t get over the kindness this lady showed for me. I am forever thankful for people like her. I really wish I knew her name or something so I could tell her how happy I’ve been this week because of her.

 

Have you guys ever done a random act of kindness for a stranger or had a stranger do a random act of kindness for you? I would love to hear your story in the comments below. 😀

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The Coffee Bean Challenge

This post is a bit late but better late than never. I got tagged in The Coffee Bean Challenge by Maria. Thank you so much for tagging me. 😀 Go check out Maria’s blog @BigCityBookworm  Her blog is one of my favorites. So here is The Coffee Bean Challenge.


 

 

Black: A series that’s tough to get into but has a hardcore following

1. Game of ThronesGame of Thrones (A Song of Ice & Fire, #1) By George R.R. Martin

I have to read these books. I think I’ve been scared to read them because of the size of the book. I have also heard the books are a bit slow at first as well. I know the fandom for this show is extremely hardcore and they take the book very seriously. I am a huge fan of the show so I know I’m going to force myself to read them at some point.


Peppermint Mocha: A book that gets more popular during the winter or a festive time of year

2. Harry PotterHarry Potter by J.K. Rowling

This was a bit hard for me to pick from because I wasn’t too sure what becomes popular when but I always think about Harry Potter during Christmas. I always find myself thinking about the scene where Mrs. Weasley sends Harry a sweater when he thinks he isn’t getting any gifts.


Hot Chocolate: A children’s book

3. Trial by JournalTrial by Journal by Kate Klise

This is one of my favorite kid’s books. I had to read it for school in about maybe 4th grade or so and it was great. It has drawings in it and is just a fun book. I remember that I liked the book so much I went out and bought other books by the author. This is something I plan on refreshing myself with because it’s super enjoyable.


Double Shot of Espresso: A book that kept you on the edge of your seat

4. Where They Found HerWhere They Found Her by Kimberly McCreight

This book kept me in suspense the whole time. I did not figure out anything until the very end. Kimberly does a great job keeping you guessing. I also enjoyed how we get 3 different narrators. In this book the narrators work very well and they all end up being connected. This is hands down one of my favorite books. I wish I could read this book again without knowing the ending. 


Starbucks: A book you see everywhere

26 Red Queen

Red Queen by Victoria Aveyard

This is a book I’ve been seeing a lot of people talk about. They’re either talking about this or the sequel. There was just something about the cover I really liked so I ended up buying it. It’s on my March TBR list. I’m hoping to start it within the next couple days. I’m very excited. It sounds really interesting. 


The Hipster Coffee Shop: A book by an indie author (a shout out)

6. In the BloodIn the Blood by Lisa Unger

This is a book I really enjoyed that I don’t see people really talk about. It’s another mystery/thriller book. This book kept me guessing a lot of the time. I did feel that you possibly could have predicted the ending but I didn’t. If you’re into mystery/thriller this book is worth a try. I’ve read another book by Lisa Unger but did not like it as much as this one.


Oops I Accidentally Got Decaf: A book you were expecting more from

7. The Girl on the TrainThe Girl on the Train by Paula Hawkins

This is one of those books I’ve heard nothing but great things about. It’s been compared to Gone Girl but I just didn’t feel that way about it. I thought the story was interesting but I felt it was very predictable. I figured the killer within some time of reading. Such a shame but not much I can do. I’m still willing to give the movie a chance because I’m a huge fan of books made into movies. Maybe the film will help.


The Perfect Blend: A book or series that was both bitter and sweet but ultimately satisfying

8. Something BorrowedSomething Borrowed by Emily Giffin

I have to say the story behind this book is something I don’t agree with. I don’t think it’s ever okay to cheat especially with your best friend’s fiance. However I felt myself rooting for the two of them the whole time. I was a little sad about the end but overall happy.


Green Tea: A book or series that is quietly beautiful

9. The AlchemistThe Alchemist by Paulo Coelho

I rated this low on goodreads but I overall enjoyed the book as a whole. The cover was beautiful. There were so many amazing quotes in this book that I always found myself stopping to write them down. Plus the story is very inspiring. It wasn’t something I would normally read but I’m so glad I gave it a chance.


Chai Tea: A book or series that makes you dream of far away places

10. 13 Blue Envelopes.jpg13 Little Blue Envelopes (Little Blue Envelope, #1) by Maureen Johnson

This is such a wonderful series. It’s about a girl name Ginny whose recently passed Aunt sends her traveling around Europe to learn more about the person she was. Then in the second book she gets the last letter which got stolen from her and begins another journey to create a piece of art which her Aunt already started. I wish someone sent me on a journey. I love traveling and this sounds like a amazing reason to travel. I can’t wait for more of my own adventures.


Earl Grey: A favorite classic

11. Death of a SalesmanDeath of a Salesman by Arthur Miller

This was a book I read for school a couple years ago. I remember though I really ended up enjoying it. I don’t really remember too much of the story but I know I liked it enough to buy another one of Arthur’s books. I haven’t read many classics but this was one I actually read all the way through and enjoyed. I just found my copy of it so I’m feeling a reread soon.


 

I would like to tag:

Nicay @The Nerdy Side of a Queen

Camryn @The Writing Crafter

Heena @Heena Rathore P.

Katerina @Bookbox by Kat

Tanya @Tanie’s Reviews

Sorry I’ve been so m.i.a.

Hey guys I’m so sorry I haven’t been on in over a week. I recently got into playing plants vs zombies: garden warfare 2. I was going to post today a book tag I got tagged in but midday my power went out so I will have that within a day or so. I did wanna update you guys on somethings. I recently made an Instagram for my obsession so feel free to follow that. (will link below) I also just bought more books from book outlet and signed up for my first ever owl crate. I told myself no to buying more books but they had some books I really wanted really cheap only for the week so I couldn’t pass that up. After that I told myself no to buying anything else book related but owl crate reeled me in. I’ve been dying to buy one for a while now and I thought with it being their one year anniversary, why not. So I caved and bought it. Plus I thought I could review the product on my blog. Sadly I think I’ll only be getting the March box but hopefully will do more in the future. 

  
My new instagram 

I’m just getting started on this as well but would love to follow you all 😀

March TBR

So for the month of February I ended up reading a lot more books than I normally do. I was extremely impressed by that number that for March I decided to set my goals pretty high as well. I am not sure if I will be able to get to read all these because I’ll be taking my time with them. The only reason I had such a high number last month was because of the 5books7days challenge I did. I’m also looking for a job so if I end up with something my free time will be taken away from me. Might as well take advantage of it while I can.

12 Charlotte's Web

Charlotte’s Web by E.B. White

The Alchemist

The Alchemist by Paulo Coelho

47 A Raisin in the Sun

A Raisin in the Sun by Lorraine Hansberry

Mad about the Boy

Mad about the Boy by Helen Fielding

I'll Give You the Sun

I’ll Give You the Sun by Jandy Nelson

52 Perfect Days

Perfect Days by Raphael Montes

26 Red Queen

Red Queen by Victoria Aveyard

9 The Catcher and the Rye

The Catcher in the Rye by J.D. Salinger

So there is my March TBR list. I hope I can finish these all. If there are any I don’t finish this month I will push them over to my April TBR list. I already finished Charlotte’s Web and am currently reading The Alchemist. I can’t wait to see what everyone else is reading for March.