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Top 5 Favorite Books/Book Series

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1. The Infernal Devices by Cassandra Clare

2. Aristotle and Dante Discover the Secrets of the Universe by Benjamin Alire Saenz

3. Throne of Glass by Sarah J. Mass

4. Legend by Marie Lu

5. Daughter of Smoke and Bone by Laini Taylor

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when I'm at home vs when I'm in math class

When I’m at home: why is it so sunny my skin can’t take this I need to go inside

When I’m in math class: it’s such a beautiful day for a picnic why do I have to sit inside 

When I’m at home: the bell of the alarm is the worst sound of all

When I’m in math class: *bell rings* THE HILLS ARE ALIVE WITH THE SOUND OF MUSIC

when I’m at home: ugh I’m not inspired this writing is so difficult 

When I’m in math class: I have so many book ideas. I think after class I’ll write a ten-volume novel about mermaids but it can all be a metaphor about the dangers of capitalism and blind faith.
When I’m at home: I’m too lazy to get up and go to the bathroom… 
When I’m in math class: I don’t need to go to the bathroom but I think I’ll ask to go anyway. 

When I’m at home: what should I do with my life 

When I’m in math class: I think I should start a bucket list and maybe go to law school or apply for that summer French program and finish that novel!

Because a book sells lots of copies certainly does not prove that it is a quality product. However, people typically don’t read the second or third book in a series if they didn’t like the first one. Success over time in a series could be considered a key indicator of gripping “I have to find out what happens!” storytelling.

Here is the list of best-selling Fantasy Series, ranked by copies sold PER BOOK. We didn’t think it was fair to just count the total sales when some series have so many more books than others.

I was interested to see how this compared to compared to WatchMojo’s recent Top 10 Fantasy Books - the two lists aren’t identical but yet again, The Wheel of Time is #8.

And, as I noted last time, the series out-ranking WOT were all written earlier (and thus have had more time to win fans and influence the genre), and/or were written for children (and have broader appeal), and/or have benefited from the massive publicity that comes with a film or TV adaptation. 

I didn’t fall in love with you.

I walked into love with you, with my eyes wide open, choosing to take every step along the way.

I do believe in fate and destiny, but I also believe we are only fated to do the things that we’d choose anyway.

And I’d choose you; in a hundred lifetimes, in a hundred worlds, in any version of reality, I’d find you and I’d choose you.

—  The Chaos Of Stars