Christina@openasabookworm

Voracious reader, nature lover, coffee fiend, and occasional tea drinker.
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Christina

What book are you most excited to see as a movie or tv series?
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Happy Thursday! Yesterday was an eventful day. There is a gas shortage here and the plan was to drive to the coast and stay a few days. We were worried we wouldn’t be able to get enough gas to make it to our destination but that wasn’t as bad as expected. However we ended up with some car trouble halfway to our destination. Luckily it was an easy fix and we made it safely in time for dinner but not quite early enough to enjoy the beach. So today is all about relaxing by the water and it’s been great because I’m finally getting in some reading time. 😊
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QOTD: What book are you most excited to see as a movie or tv series?
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AOTD: I’ve been hearing a lot of people talking about the Grishaverse coming to Netflix. I still have a lot of those books to read but I’m excited to see that when it comes out. .
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“For the longest time after the curse fell, I did not know if I was a beast who dreamed of being a man, or a man who dreamed he was a beast.” -Leife Shallcross, The Beast’s Heart
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Hello lovelies! Today we hit the road and make our way to the beach. I am so excited because I’ve had limited reading time lately and the beach sounds like the perfect spot to relax and read. Do you usually read more or less while on vacation?
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I received and ARC of The Beast’s Heart by Liefe Stallcross which I finished last week. It’s a retelling if Beauty and the Beast told solely from the Beast’s perspective. I really enjoyed this book as it felt true to the original with regard to the setting and time period but had just enough change to keep the story interesting and fresh. There was more background about how the curse came to be and the Beast’s family which is something I can’t recall coming across with other retellings I’ve read. There were a few spots that felt a little bit slow but overall it was a great read and I’d recommend it to Beauty and the Beast fans. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
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“Finally, from so little sleeping and so much reading, his brain dried up and he went completely out of his mind.” -Miguel de Cervantes Saavedra, Don Quixote
Happy Tuesday! My mind feels a bit like mush today so this quote felt appropriate. 😂 So I thought it’d be a perfect time for you to ask me questions. Feel free to ask me anything. 😊
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Christina

What is the most unique food you’ve ever eaten and did you like it?

Hello lovelies! Yesterday I ate way more than I probably should have but it was all delicious and totally worth it. 😆 One of my absolute favorite parts of traveling is the food. I love trying new things and am willing to eat just about anything once. One of the most unusual foods I’ve ever eaten was roasted crickets. I will admit it wasn’t something that I would have gone out looking for but when it was offered to me I had to try it. Honestly, it wasn’t my favorite but it wasn’t bad. I think the closest comparison is to pumpkin seeds as far as consistency and flavor.
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Harry Potter or Percy Jackson?

Happy Sunday bookworms! I slept a whole lot last night trying to catch up on sleep but still feel tired today. I see some coffee in my future and hopefully a relaxing day. What are your Sunday plans?
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QOTD: Harry Potter or Percy Jackson?
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AOTD: I am currently rereading Harry Potter and the Sorcerers Stone. It’s been quite a while since I read the series and within the first few pages I remembered why I love J.K. Rowling’s writing style so much. She is just amazing. My plan is to start reading the Percy Jackson series this month for the first time. Of course I have to choose Harry Potter between the two because I haven’t read Percy Jackson yet but I think it’ll be hard for Percy to surpass my love of Harry Potter. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
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How much sleep do you need to feel refreshed (or at least function normally 😆)? Happy #stacksaturday everyone! I’m going to keep it short today because I am officially on vacation and beyond tired at the moment. But it’s okay. The kids did an amazing job flying at night and besides the fact I wasn’t able sleep at all myself I’d say it was a win to get through traveling without any whining or tears. 😂 Now its time for some tacos and a nap. Have a great day!
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QOTD: How much sleep do you need to feel refreshed (or at least function normally)?
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AOTD: I love to sleep so 8 hours is preferred for me. Realistically, with my late night reading, kids up at night and having to wake up early for work I’d say I need about 5 or 6 hours a night to feel okay about my day and not need to inhale coffee constantly. 😂😂😂
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“Whatever our souls are made of, his and mine are the same.” -Emily Bronte, Wuthering Heights

Happy Friday! I am so excited because I leave for vacation tonight. I cannot wait for warm weather and relaxing with family. The only downside is a plane ride with two preschoolers. Wish me luck! 😆 Honestly, they usually do pretty well with travel. I’m a bit nervous just because this is our first time taking a red eye with them and I’m not sure how well (or if) they will sleep. I hope you are all having a great day!
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QOTD: Do you you prefer instalove or a slow burn?
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AOTD: Slow burn. There are times when I do enjoy reading instalove stories but often I have a hard time believing it’s love rather than lust. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
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“Read. Read. Read. Just don't read one type of book. Read different books by various authors so that you develop different style.” -R.L. Stine

Hello and happy Thursday! I felt it was time for another R.L. Stine throwback. Most of this collection belongs to my husband which he collected while growing up and was smart enough to keep all these years. My son is now obsessed with reading the ones that “aren’t too scary” based solely on the covers 😆 and I’ve started adding more books to the collection. It’s been really fun revisit this series and I feel it’ll be nearly impossible to complete is but a girl can try right? ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
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QOTD: What were some of your favorite books as a child and did you keep any of them?
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Who is a book villain you secretly love?

Hello! It’s another #swapwednesday which you know I love. I’m excited to recreate a photo from @amanda.the.bookish who is so sweet. Amanda has a creative and gorgeous feed but she is also kind and fun to talk to. Beyond all that she has the most adorable dog named Vin who visits her feed from time to time. (Scroll down to see him as a puppy! 😍) You should definitely go check out Amanda’s account if you don’t already know her. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
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QOTD: Who is a book villain you secretly love?
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AOTD: I’m currently reading Legendary and I feel that Stephanie Garber does a wonderful job of creating likeable villains. It made me think about all of the villains who I secretly (or not so secretly love) and I decided I don’t particularly like villains who are evil but rather the characters who redeem themselves. Some of my favorites are Severus Snape, Rhysand and Mr. Darcy. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
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Happy Tuesday lovelies! I’ve had a busy day with work, kids, packing and attempting to get in a few more photos taken before we fly out Friday. I am ready for a break and some warm weather. Do you take any trips in the winter? Do you prefer cold weather or warm weather destinations? I love snow but would much rather escape to some warm weather. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
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I was tagged by the wonderful @ve_xo for the #emojibooktag I’ve tagged a few people but feel free to join in!
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😍 Favorite YA Book: Cinder
😁 Amazing Sequel: Legendary 😭 Book that made you cry: ACOMAF
😲 Major plot twist: Gone Girl
😱 Book that scares me: Anything horror. 😔 Book that disappointed me: A Wrinkle in Time
😟 Stressful book: I’ll Be Gone in the Dark
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“You don't go into battle because you're sure of victory. You go into battle because it's the right thing to do.” -C.J. Redwine, The Shadow Queen
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Hello and happy #mapmonday bookworms! I read The Shadow Queen last month and I loved it. A Snow White retelling with dragons, magic and a fierce leading lady? Yes, please. With the Blood Queen release just around the corner I have some catching up to do but am excited to see what happens in the next book. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
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QOTD: Do you like fairytale retellings? If so, what are your favorites?
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AOTD: I feel like I’ve been reading a lot of retellings lately and I seem to love them all. It’s always fun to read a story you love reimagined in a new way. Currently I’m reading The Beast’s Heart which is a Beauty and the Beast retelling from the Beast’s perspective. Besides The Shadow Queen there are so many more that I’ve read and loved including Cinder, A Court of Thorns and Roses, Grim Lovelies and Splintered. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
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Happy Sunday bookworms! Today really got away from me and so I’m posting later than usual. We ran to my husband’s office to pick up holiday decorations he’d taken in for a decorating contest last month. Then as a thanks for helping out he took me to my favorite coffee shop. After that we went to Costco to look at one thing but ended up walking with way more than we needed which is nearly always true of my Costco outings. 🤣 How has your day been?
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AOTD: There is no way I could name everyone who has made me feel welcome and a part of this online book world so I’ve tagged just a few who I admire and are always fun to chat with. Go check out their wonderful accounts. I’m also trying to get back to my #bookstasundayshoutout to share photos of the feeds of a few creative and talented bookstagrammers each Sunday. Check out my stories to see additional people whose accounts you really should visit!
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