A Very Merry Unbirthday to the Notebook Sisters!

Sunday, May 25, 2014
This week The Notebook Sisters are celebrating their blogoversary (they are turning 3, you guys!) And as both of them love Alice's Adventure's in Wonderland, they are doing a themed week full of all things Lewis Carroll! You should pop on over and wish them a merry unbirthday and take part in all the giveaways and fun events they have going on!

Today's fun event is a Tea Party Questionnaire:

1. Just Alice: What book cover(s) has made you super curious?
The Ocean at the End of the Lane by Neil Gaiman
Miss Peregrine's Home for Peculiar Children by Ransom Riggs
No One Else Can Have You by Kathleen Hale

2. Mad Hatter: List the craziest character(s) you've ever read.
Dumbledore and Professor Trelawney from Harry Potter
Ferrin from A World Without Heroes by Brandon Mull

3. Red Queen, Off With Your Head! What book have you felt like beheading?
17 First Kisses by Rachael Allen. I have so many issues with that book.

4. White Rabbit: What books or series have been insanely popular but you've been "late" to pick them up?
The Book Thief by Markus Zusak
Looking for Alaska by John Green
Daughter of Smoke and Bone by Laini Taylor

5. Caterpillar: What's the most confusing book you've read?
Cruel Beauty by Rosamund Hodge -but I still really liked it!
Does Moby Dick by Melville count? Ugh, I hated that book with a passion

6. Dormouse: What was the last book that sent you to sleep?
Solsbury Hill by Susan M. Wyler

7. Cheshire Cat: Book that made you laugh and smile?
Percy Jackson and the Lightning Thief by Rick Riordan. I don't ever laughing so much to any other book. I was rolling the entire time.

8. Knave of Hearts: Most recent character who stole your heart?
Chaol Westfall from Throne of Glass series by Sarah J. Maas

9. Jabberwocky: Best villain you've read this year?
Ooohhh this one is a tie:
Arobynn Hamel from Throne of Glass by Sarah J. Maas
Jude from The Evolution of Mara Dyer by Michelle Hodkin
D'Albret from Dark Triumph by Robin LaFevers
but there is one that wins them all... Leck from Bitterblue by Kristin Cashore (but I didn't read it this year so it doesn't count.)

10. Down the Rabbit Hole: What's the latest book/series/author that's completely swallowed your interest?
If we're talking binge reading, I would have to say Vampire Academy by Richelle Mead

So hop on over to The Notebook Sisters blog and join the festivities!


  1. Cool questions! I'd have to really think about some of those (like the villain question... I don't know if I've read any memorable ones this year).

  2. Ha! Professor Trelawney is the secretary of Crazy Town. She takes the minutes, but never manages to write anything because she's always staring off into space. Excuse me, I mean the future.

    1. I love Trelawney. She was one of my favorite characters among MANY others lol!

  3. I'm STILL late to pick up The Book Thief. Gah! I need like 34 more hours in my day, honestly, but I've even watched the movie and not read the book. >.< Ooops! Bookish taboo, lol! xD I definitely agree with you about Percy Jackson! I absolutely laughed out loud there.
    Thanks SO much for linking up with us!!

    1. Yeah, I watched the movie too (and bawled uncontrollably, I might add). So good, but I need to read it asap. Thanks for doing such a wonderful blogoversary week of fun! You guys are awesome, and I truly enjoy your blog! It's always so fun!

  4. Ahhhh, I call myself a Neil Gaiman fan but I still have not read The Ocean at the End of the Lane...

    Oooh, why did you find Cruel Beauty so confusing?

    I have been gifted TWO copies of The Book Thief in my life, both about six years ago now. When I got the first copy I tried to read it and got bored maybe a third of the way through and gave up. Then I got the second copy and I was like WHYYYYY STOP GIVING ME THIS BORING BOOK. I don't know what I did with the second copy but my first copy is still languishing at home. Even my mum read it and told me it was good, and I still refuse to pick it up again. I really should at some point, shouldn't I? *sigh*

    Here's my tea party blog tag!

    1. Cruel Beauty was a little confusing to me because I felt like she got lost in her words a lot. Don't get me wrong, her prose was absolutely lovely, but I think she got too caught up in how she conveyed a point rather than her making a point clearly to the reader. I still loved the book though and I thought it was a beautiful adaptation of an old tale.

      I have heard SO many things about The Book Thief -I even saw it in theaters and bawled my eyes out! It's not your normal YA book though. It's written very differently and about something that is so much more than a little girl's story. I need to read it. :)


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