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Rip it or ship it- book edition 

So I’ve seen this tag around a lot so I decided to do my own bookish rip it or ship it.

So the first name that I pulled out of the the hat was Gale Hawthorne and Katniss Everdeen( coincidence I know)

This one I definitely ship. Reading the books I always liked Gale more than Peeta so SHIP IT!!

Number 2 was Rowan whitethorn from the throne of glass series and Tobias Eaton from divergent. 

This one is definitely a rip it. I just feel as though Rowan and Tobias would clash too much and would be constantly bumping heads.

Number 3 was Will Herondale from The infernal devices and Aelin from throne of glass.

Okay this one I ship a lot. I just feel as though Will is so bad ass and Aelin is badass and they are both just so sarcastic and funny. I think they would be perfect together!

Number 4 is Clary Fairchild from the mortal instruments and Celaena Sardothien  from throne of glass.

In a strange way, I kind of ship these two. I feel as though Celaena is kind of like Jace and they really suit each other? Idk but I ship it.

Next is Jeanine from divergent and Hermione Granger. 

I definitely don’t ship these two. They are both super smart and I feel as though they would clash too much. RIP IT

Lastly is Minho from the maze runner and Voldemort.

No. Just no. Rip. It.

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How I got into reading

When I was little, I didn’t mind reading, but I didn’t love it. I remember that I read all of the assigned reading books for someone of my age in school, but that wasn’t becuase I loved reading,  that was mostly to show off how much I read. Now that i think back on it, it wasn’t really that impressive because those books were thin as hell. Seriously, they had like 30 pages and huge words, but hey, I was 8 years old at the time. I can still remember how proud I was when I was told that I had the highest reading level of my age and that instead of reading the assigne books, I could read all the thicker books from the library. At that age I was also a pupil librarian but that wasn’t because of a love for books either, that was so that me and my friends could sit in the library when it was cold at break.

I can still remember the book series that actually got me into reading. The series that opened my mind to how incredible fictional worlds were. The series that was my first fandom, and the series that made me a geek. It was a dystopian trilogy. Guessed it yet? Yep, it was the hunger games. Now, theres a pretty funny story about how I even ended up reading the hunger games in the first place, and since this post is about how I got into reading, I’ll tell you. Basically, it was christmas 2012 and I would have been 9 years old. The second hunger games movie, catching fire, was due to come out that year and my dad wanted me to go see it with him. So, he suggested that I go and watch the first movie and then we would go see the second one together. I refused, I didn’t like the sound of the hunger games. Then on christmas day, I opened a present from my uncle, and ironically, it was the complete hunger games trilogy(spooky, I know). Then on boxing day, I pulled out the first book and started reading it. I finished it the same day. The next day I picked up the second book and read that the same day, and the same with the last book. I basically read 3, quite thick books, in the space of 3 days which made me really proud since I was only 9. I watched all of the movies and the hunger games became my first fandom. I kept reading more books and then I read the entire maze runner series in 2014 just because they had a sticker on the fron that read “a must for the fans of the hunge games”. the maze runner became my second fandom and those films got me into teen wolf and teen wolf got me into supernatural and so on. Basically, I am so so glad that I decided to read the hunger games trilogy, because without that trilogy, I would not be a reader and I would not be as passionate about books as I am today. That is why the hunger games will always have a special place in my heart, because it made me who I am today.

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Books that changed me

“I believe that every book you read changes you; changes how you think, what you say, how you act, or how you look at the world. If a book doesn’t change something about you then it has failed at being a book”                 -unknown, pintrest

I found this quote on pintrest and it really got me thinking, ‘has a book changed me?’ and the more that I think about it, the more that I realise that they have. I can now think of quite a few books that have changed the way that I act, the way that I handle situations, and the way that I see things. And I agree, that is what a book should do. Use words to influence and shape people into better human beings, which means that a lot of my favourite authors can take credit for the way that I have turned  out. So anyway, I thought I would mention just a few books that I think have change me the most.

Number one is Divergent by Veronica Roth. This is the first book that popped into my head when I read this quote and I think it is the book that inspires me the most in my everday life. Here’s the truth. I am not a very confident person, I never have been. I’ve always been a shy girl who felt awkward talking to new people, was scared to order food at resteraunts, was afraid to put my hand up in class, and so on. But after I read Divergent I found it changing the way I do things. When reading the Divergent books I was absolutely in love with the Dauntless. I thought they were incredible! They are so brave, fearless and they always stand up for what they believe in and what they think is right. Even Eric Coulter, although he chose the wrong side, was brave enough to face death for what he thought was right. So now, in everyday situations when I get scared to do something I think to myself ‘Dont be a pansycake. Be dauntless’ and that(as stupid as it may sound) is what inspires me to do things that I normally don’t have the courage to do. I mean just the other day, I was at a sleepover with my friends and we decided to go down the stairs on a mattress! I wimped out at first but then I reminded my self that the dauntless would do it, and I slid down head first. I may have bumpd my head on the wall and bruised my shoulder but it was totally worth it.

Number two is Harry Potter by JK Rowling. In this book, it was more the characters that changed me rather than the story line. One of the main characters that changed me was the brilliant Hermione Granger. Hermione Granger loves books, I love books, but I wasn’t always so open about loving books. See, a lot of people in my school think that books are lame and that hanging in the library is for loosers, so I didn’t admit to people that I actually enjoyed it when the teachers made us do silent reading. But reading the Harry Potter books, and seeing how much Hermione loved books and love going to the library made me feel proud that I loved books instead of being ashamed. Now, I talk about books all the time, I carry a book with me everywhere that I go and I am a pupil Librarian with my best friend so I am always in the school library. So thank you Hermione Granger.