Happy Thursday Storytellers! I am back to continue my reign here during Bookending Spring! If this is your first time here on my blog (hi! Hello! I’m Sam!) and you don’t already know what Bookending Spring is, its a month long event in April that was created by myself and Clo @ Cuppa Clo where we aspire to bring the bookish community closer together through the platform we love the most–blogging! Each day throughout the month, we have different prompts from different hosts that participants can replicate! I am so excited to check out everyone’s posts and prompts as we get more into the month as our hosts this year are dishing out quality content! You can also catch me smiling from ear to ear as I get to meet all of you on your blogs and on our Twitter (@bookend_events if you haven’t followed, you totally should!) page!
Today’s prompt is a fun one that I came up with while stuffing my face with popcorn as I gawked at the many selections of romantic comedies on Netflix (my guilty pleasure). Also, don’t forget that we have a blog hopping masterlist! The list features all of our participants and those who are participating in Bookending Spring can put their post links next to their name for easy blog hopping! Can’t wait to see all your amazing posts! And with that, let’s get into today’s prompt!
The Wedding Tag [Original]
An Original tag that plays off the wedding phrase: “Something Old, something new, something borrowed, something blue.”
- Answer the prompts.
- Tag some friends.
- Link back to this post, and be sure to mention the creator (Sam @ Fictionally Sam)
- Have fun!
Something Old – What is the oldest book on your shelves?
I think the oldest book I own that are soley mine and not my families is my box set of Anne of the Green Gables by L.M. Montgomery. I had such a huge love for the series growing up, but lost my original set during one of the many moves my family did. But I found these older editions of the series while back in the town of my University at a book fair, and couldn’t not get them!
Something New – Your last book/bookish purchased/received
The last book I received was Crescent City: House of Each and Blood by Sarah J. Maas. I have a desperate need to start it but ARC mountain has me detained for the foreseeable future.
Tempted by desire.
Unleashed by destiny.
Bryce Quinlan had the perfect life—working hard all day and partying all night—until a demon murdered her closest friends, leaving her bereft, wounded, and alone. When the accused is behind bars but the crimes start up again, Bryce finds herself at the heart of the investigation. She’ll do whatever it takes to avenge their deaths.
Hunt Athalar is a notorious Fallen angel, now enslaved to the Archangels he once attempted to overthrow. His brutal skills and incredible strength have been set to one purpose—to assassinate his boss’s enemies, no questions asked. But with a demon wreaking havoc in the city, he’s offered an irresistible deal: help Bryce find the murderer, and his freedom will be within reach.
As Bryce and Hunt dig deep into Crescent City’s underbelly, they discover a dark power that threatens everything and everyone they hold dear, and they find, in each other, a blazing passion—one that could set them both free, if they’d only let it.
With unforgettable characters, sizzling romance, and page-turning suspense, this richly inventive new fantasy series by #1 New York Times bestselling author Sarah J. Maas delves into the heartache of loss, the price of freedom—and the power of love.
Something Borrowed – A character you’d borrow for the day
Till the day I day this will forever be a toss up between Edward Cullen and our High Lord of the Night Court, Rhysand. With Rhysand, I’d spend the day flying around Velaris with him, and hanging with the gang as I convinced him to make me his High Lady. With Edward, I’d convince him that he significantly lowered his standards with Bella and should have ended up with me. A missed opportunity indeed.
Something Blue – A Book with the word “blue” in the title
Red, White, and Royal Blue by Casey McQuiston! I haven’t read this book yet, but I hear the hype is well deserved and super real…plus it’s been on my TBR for God knows how long.
When his mother became President of the United States, Alex Claremont-Diaz was promptly cast as the American equivalent of a young royal. Handsome, charismatic, genius—his image is pure millennial-marketing gold for the White House. There’s only one problem: Alex has a beef with an actual prince, Henry, across the pond. And when the tabloids get hold of a photo involving an Alex/Henry altercation, U.S./British relations take a turn for the worse.
Heads of the family and state and other handlers devise a plan for damage control: Stage a truce between the two rivals. What at first begins as a fake, Instagrammable friendship grows deeper, and more dangerous, than either Alex or Henry could have imagined. Soon Alex finds himself hurtling into a secret romance with a surprisingly unstuffy Henry that could derail the presidential campaign and upend two nations. It raises the question: Can love save the world after all? Where do we find the courage, and the power, to be the people we are meant to ben? And how can we learn to let our true colors shine through? , how will history remember you?
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