book blogger meme

Top 5 Wednesday: Classics I Wish Had Modern Adaptations

Top 5 Wednesday is a weekly Wednesday discussion focusing on five questions about books run by Goodreads. You can find the thread here ➜ https://bit.ly/1kmldQ6

My Post (56).jpgQuestion for September 19th: Classics I Wish Had Modern Adaptations. What an interesting question! There are so many books that I could talk about and discuss but I’m definitely going to go with some of my childhood favorites!

1. The story of Persephone and Hades. I don’t know about you but growing up and even now, I love Greek mythology and one of my FAVORITE stories ever is the story of how the Goddess of Spring and the King of the Underworld came to be together. Out of all the Greek Gods stories, Hades really isn’t that bad which has always struck me odd considering he’s the God of the dead but go figure! I think retold as a modern tale, in a modern setting especially in book form would be really, really cool. There isn’t a book about them yet BUT there is this really weekly web comic that is set in modern times that I adore! Check it out here: Lore Olympus

2. One Thousand and One Nights! There are so many different types of stories in here that if you really think about it, COULD connect together to make one epic book! Mix all those stories together like Aladdin, Sinbad, Ali Baba and the Forty Thieves etc and give it a modern twist and I think it would be really, really cool.

3. Pride and Prejudice! I would LOVE to have Pride and Prejudice re-imagined as a rom-com YA book either set in High School or maybe even in college would make the perfect angsty romance book. Plus I feel like there need to be more rom-com movies based on rom com books so let’s produce more of them!

4. Romeo and Juliet. Okay, okay I KNOW what you’re thinking: there is already a modern telling of Romeo and Juliet, the movie that Leonardo Dicaprio did BUT there isn’t a book version! At least not that I know of! But I would love a modern re-telling of a romance book focused on Romeo and Juliet in modern terms. 

5. The Great Gatsby. People either love or can’t stand The Great Gatsby, for me it’s one of those books that made me really fall in love with reading and helped shaped me as a person. Gatsby is about a man who fell so in love with a woman that he literally did everything he thought of to win her heart, add a classic re-telling of that and make it a romance book and BOOM. 

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Those are my picks for Top 5 Wednesday: Classics I Wish Had Modern Adaptations! What Classics Modern Adaptations would you want to read? Let me know! 

AR

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Book Sales!

Everyone looks a good book sale right? Here in this post I have several for you! Happy Reading!
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Blurb: Beautiful. Perfect. Dead.

In the peaceful seaside town of Cape Bonita, wicked secrets and lies are hidden just beneath the surface. But all it takes is one tragedy for them to be exposed.

The most popular girls in school are turning up dead, and Penelope Malone is terrified she’s next. All the victims so far have been linked to Penelope—and to a boy from her physics class. The one she’s never really noticed before, with the rumored dark past and a brooding stare that cuts right through her.

There’s something he isn’t telling her. But there’s something she’s not telling him, either. Everyone has secrets, and theirs might get them killed.

Pretty Dead Girls by Monica Murphy – $0.99 Today!
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Blurb: Once, the only thing that mattered to me was football – training, playing, and earning my place on the best team at every level. I had it all, and I threw it away with a semester of drugs, alcohol, and pissing off anyone who tried to stop me. Now I’m suspended from the team, on house arrest, and forced to spend six months at home to get my shit together. The cherry on top of my f–kup sundae? Sleeping in the room next to mine is my best friend’s girl, Mia Mendez – the only woman I’ve ever loved and a reminder of everything I regret.

I’m not sure if having Mia so close will be heaven or hell. She’s off-limits – and not just because she’s working for my dad. Her heart belongs to someone else. But since the accident that killed her brother and changed everything, she walks around like a zombie, shutting out her friends and ignoring her dreams. We’re both broken, numb, and stuck in limbo.

Until I break my own rules and touch her.
Until she saves me from my nightmares by climbing into my bed. Until the only thing I want more than having Mia for myself is to protect her from the truth. I can’t rewrite the past, but I refuse to leave her heart in the hands of fate. For this girl, I’d climb into the sky and rearrange the stars.

The Blackhawk Boys, an edgy, sexy, sports romance series from New York Times best-seller Lexi Ryan. Football. Secrets. Lies. Passion. These boys don’t play fair. Which Blackhawk Boy will steal your heart?

Spinning Out by Lexi Ryan Author – FREE Today!
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Blurb: It’s not easy being the woman most likely to be married to a fortune hunter, but Kate Von Lichtenstein has a plan to deter even the most determined gold digger. She’ll take a page right out of her favorite historical romance novel—with her own unique spin—and marry a man of her choosing before the public gets wind of how much money she actually inherited from her grandparents. And who fits the bill better than the sexy and charming American businessman, Noah Sawyer?

After selling his share of the successful tech company, Noah Sawyer lost everything when an unscrupulous real estate lawyer stole the money he intended to use to purchase a huge swath of land worth millions. So, when a chance meeting with a hot brunette at a friend’s wedding turns into a mutually beneficial business arrangement, Noah jumps at the chance to salvage his business. However, the sexy land developer has no intention of his marriage to Kate being in name only…

The Brides of Holland Springs Series:
The Billionaire Bride 
The Temporary Bride 
The Forgotten Bride 
The Christmas Bride 

The Billionaire Bride by Marquita Valentine – FREE Today!
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Blurb:  A male escort. His virgin client. What happens when one night isn’t enough?
I’m an escort, which means this date is nothing more than a mutually enjoyable transaction. There shouldn’t be any surprises, not for one as jaded as me, but when I walk into the penthouse suite of L’Etoile, everything changes.

1) For one thing, Bea is heartstoppingly gorgeous. Pale green eyes and endless freckles. Curves I want to spend all night exploring, as if her body was made for me.

2) Her innocence makes me want to use my entire inventory of bedroom tricks on her and then invent a few more.

3) Except that… she’s a virgin.

I can initiate her into the world of desire without letting her get attached, can’t I? A few hours of tutoring, and at the end of the night a small fortune will be deposited into my bank account. But once I realize one night with her won’t be enough, I’m the one who’s screwed.

Escort by Skye Warren – FREE Today!
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katy

 

book blogger meme

Book Blogger Hop: What kind of blog do you have?

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The Book Blogger Hop was originally created by Jennifer from Crazy-For-Books in March 2010 and ended on December 31, 2012. With Jennifer’s permission, I relaunched the meme on February 15, 2013. Each week the hop will start on a Friday and end on Thursday. There will be a weekly prompt featuring a book related question. The hop’s purpose is to give bloggers a chance to follow other blogs, learn about new books, befriend other bloggers, and receive new followers to your own blog. All credits & info go to this page <—

This week I chose a question from February: do you prefer to blog about (a) specific book genre(s), or do you have an eclectic blog? 

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Wow! I honestly feel like this question could be answered in several ways but I honestly think that my blog is eclectic. When I first started book blogging in September 2016 I honestly was just focused on the romance genre. I used to read all different genres of books but something just shifted in the Spring of 2016 and it honestly disappointed me. 

I’ve always been a fan of Young Adult (YA) books but there were two books that I read during the Spring of 2016 that literally made me stop reading YA all together. They were THAT bad. My other issue with Young Adult books is the fact that they take FOREVER to release! By forever I mean a year up to two years. I understand that logically it makes sense to release books that way but I lose interest really fast and I don’t like waiting! I am a very impatient person and even more of an impatient reader. Unless a book or series really captures my heart, I usually lose interest. 

So when I first started blogging I mainly focused on the romance genre which I love! Most books end with happy endings, most releases take a few months and NOT years to release the second book in the series which is huge to me. There’s just something about romance books that I love; ever since I was little I was infuriated with love so I also think that has something to do with it. Another reason I love the romance genre is also because there are SO many different kinds of love and with every book I read I find something new to read about it. It’s also a genre that I feel like that in some shape or form that everyone can find something to relate to. Which is a bit difficult when it comes to YA genre because how we are supposed to relate to things like The Hunger Games or aliens invading our planet? I mean I don’t get right sometimes I do feel like we live in a dystopian world but we aren’t there quite yet

 For the longest time I focused on the romance genre when it came to reading, reviewing and promoting books. I tried to get back into the YA genre lots of times but everything I kept reading just disappointed it. It took a year and a half ,but I finally started reading and reviewing the YA genre again in July 2017, I haven’t stopped since AND I haven’t disappointed so maybe I just needed a break from that genre! 

Overall I would say Amorette Review’s is a eclectic blog. I love romance but this past year I’ve really tried to get back into YA, fantasy, mature adult and I feel like overall I’m slowly but surely achieving that. That’s the best part of loving and reading books is that you can fall in love with any genre type book, at the end of the day no matter what genre is you essentially just adding another genre to your book collection! 

When it comes to blogging, what kind of genres do you focus on when it comes to your blog? Comment and let me know! I would love to hear your thoughts! 

katy